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From the National IntcUigcncer.
TO THE EDITORS. A
Messes. Gales & Seato: I had heard
the case of Cadet Dbakb spoken of repeat
edly, and in the Intelligencer of Monday,
28th -September, I saw the following ar
ticle : ' ' i - ' "
: 'The Louisvillo Cit1 Gazette cites a
cose, said to have occurred early in the last
Administration, in which the sentence by a
Court Martial of dismission of a Cadet .at
tho Mititary Academy was reversed, and
the Officers composing the Court rebuked,
because. of the admission of evidence upon
the trial showing what a negro1 lndjmid in
the case. The Secretary of War, (Mr.
Eaton ,) it is said , ' reversed tin opinion of
the Court, and rebuked the-olcers com-,
nosinfiit, for dismissing a young officer
. upon hearsay testimony, and that tlie Us-
tunonu of ancero! Me "said, if tlie'ne.
Hiro had I been tliere in person, 'lie0 could
'.not have testified against Cadet Drake,
Mind much less, thealore, could his state-
nieiit bo received second-handed.1 The
Erflitorot trie uazeuo cans uion us tine
Editor? .ofjM Jiatioiial Intelligencer) to
-procure BKi Opinion in tins cac and pub
...- With . this reoueit we should have
pleasure in complying,' if., the Opinion
werjjjvithiu our reach. But it is not. We,
have heard of the case before, and what
we- hcardof it corredoiid.-j substantially
with the above staU'inenU
On Tuesday, I called oi-tho War De.
partmerny and, tins Secretary being ab
sent, the chief clerk declined showing me
the papers in Mr. Drake's case, without
permission from tho Secretary of War.
Wednesilny, Mr. Merrick r. f the Unit'!
Stated Senate, accompanied,;.! to the
War Department, and the result of our
interview with tlio Secretary of War will
Jnrpcar from the following -tatcniRttL prc-
: WASKI5GT0S, Sept. 30, 1840....
We went this morning togetlier to tlic
Var Department, and waited on the Sec
retary of War, and requested him to let us
itco the pniters in the cao ofM,DrakefA.
dny, when tho chief clerk docllued exhibit.
.ing them without perm.smon froinjbfe; See-
The Secretary of War (Mr.; Pohwtt)
against a rule ol tlio IJepartmcut to sliow
'"-fciich papcrs7or tdi vo copies;" unless Uic
J person interested desired to. liavo tliem, or
- unless either Ilouie of Congmw or one of
its cwnmittees dissired copies. The Secre-
- tary remarked tliafgrcqt iniiistico might be
done if this rule wis not adopted ; tliat the
chafacters of innocent persona might suf
fer by allowing extracts to be taken from
papers of Courts Martial. The Secretary
was then told that, for our present purpose,
we waived the demand to inspect tlie pro
i cecdings of tlio Court ; that neither of us
t desired to know any thing relating to the
charges against Mr. Drake j .wc only de
sired to we what "wns. done , by. the." thcrt
Secretary of . War, (Major Eaton,) as wo
understood) -feliitive to the legality of some
of ho testimony taken upon that trial.
Mr. Poinsett replied, ho could not allow us
to sec this. .7 , T '
The Secretary was then "asked if Iier fi.lt
at liljcrty to atate wlMHlicr tho evidence of
a negro, hcrcsay or otherwise,' was not ta
' ken in. the case of Mr. Drake, and whetlicr
, tlio Secretary of War at tliat time had not
revcr3od tho procccdingson accojnt of said
negro testimony Tlio r Secretary '".(Mr.
Poinst tt) replied lie could not answer that
" (piestion, because lio niil't as well esliibit
'tlio pajiers an stale tlieir contents. v
' Wo tliefmaid, wo hold it to lie the inu
7 " ' , , v
proceethngs of their functionaries, and we
therefore demand to see tlie opinion of the
Secretary of War iu this case
j. The Secretary repeated 'iliat he could
ot comply with this demand. , - .
This is the - substance of what passed
during the interview. :
' WM.D. MERRICK, of Maryland
I will not bt present discuss the proprie
ty of the rule adopted by tlu Secretary of
War, and whether tlio information .sought
by Mr. Merrick and myself could not have
hern rivpn without vinlnting the ruin It
will bo observed tliere was no information
desired 'as to tlio charges against Cadet
Drake ; the simple inquiry was, was ,not
-negro testimonyadniitted ; . was not the
caso reversed, because something a tnegro
had said was given in evidence ? Admit
ting Mr. Poinsett to be right in refusing to
mformationrof ThirftKieeedings- which
Imve taken plnco of a public - character
adihitting, for the sake of argument, he
has tho riaht to exclude the - Representa
tives of the People from, having access to
the records of his Department , surely no
one will say Mr, Poinsett could with pro
priety allow others . to see' or to know of
such matters. "
t - I hope the people w ill contrast the ac
count of the interview between Mr. Poin.
ott and Mr. Merrick and myself with tlie
7 follow ing article frontjic Globe. '.' Look
on tliat pictnre and on this." ....
- From theGIolc uf Friday cvrning, Ang. 8, 1S40.
1, A New Tack.-VV'c liave received sev.
. cral letters of the following tenor, viz :
Extract from a letter dated .
Ccji BF.aLAMD, (Md.).Aug. 15, 1840.
- Tlie Whig iiarty in-Alleghany-countyi
. Mar) land, and Hampshire county, Virgin-
ii are. making a good deaT of -fuss about
tlie llooecase. As for my part, I believe
the President acted perfectly- right. I am
a slavcDoWer myself, and as much opposed
to negro testimony against whites as any
juiajuon fftrlh..Dil the4aw-ought.-to bo rs-1
pealed ; but it was stated to me yesterday
by a Whig tliat, during Gen. Jackson's ad
ministration, there was a charge brought
against one of the Cadets at West Point,
and the Court Martial found him guilty up
on negro testimony ; the matter was stated
to GenernjiJsckson, who immediately ex.
ftimned iut'j tho iijattcTj Otid reinstated the
Cailet and gave tltc . Court a severe rcpri.
mand. This information, too, was tola to
this Whig by a young roan by the name of
Lynn, wlio was a Cadet at the tunc. , 1 do
not believe one word of it. , My object la
writing to you is to know tlie facts. I would
wish you to give me a correct statement of
it In the lIooccase,he was not found
guilty on negro testimony. -'- - -j--
On application to the' War Department,
for tlie purpose of ascertaining whether there
was any case which could be made to give
color to suet! a statement , wo have recoiv
ed from the Secretary the following letter,
viz: r'L ' ,
Wah Department. Auk. 22. 18 10.
Sis: 1 lierewith return to you the letter
of Mr. , which accompanied your note
of the 19th inst " "'.-'
Tlio statement made to that gentleman,
as given ui his letter, is not correct. - 1 he
case referred to was that of Cadet Drake,
with 1uch there appears to have been no
direct interference on the part of the then
President, General Jackson-
There wfcs no Iteero witness who testi.
fied beforof the Court ; one was sought for
as a witnoKs, but could not be found. The
decision of the Court was set aside by the
Sec4ary6f War, and, to use his own
words, because ' 4 the party was convicted
upon liearsay "testimony." . : "
i Vcry'reSjctfully," ' :t.
' Your obedient st-n'ttrit,'
, J. It. POINSETT,
. ILmeH Whiggery, what is to4c thy next
resort"! T ; .. ' , , -
I have iltilicised a few words in Mr.
Poinsett's ldtter to tlio Editors of the
lie can give thcEitors of tlie Globe a
statement from the case, r a -part tof the
" words" used by the Secretary, and yet
the rules of his Department prevcut his
giving us probably tlie next ten oi" "t;ve
wonjuiofjji! ho''ghwtho'Gti -1
lie dares not deny that General Jackson
interfered, and reinstated the. Cadet, be.
cause negro testimony had been resorted
toon his trial. Not at all. But, says Mt.
Poinsett, there was no "direct interfer.
nee on tlio part of Gen. Jackson.' 1 bat
means, probably, that Lronerul Jackson
lid not write with his 'own hand that Cadet
kj. mukJje rcinf)tate(1 on of lhe
ncijro testimony i but did he not interfere.
indirectM Docs not Mr. Eaton, the Sec
of tlie President i Was iiot sotnothing
tliat a negro had said given in evidence on
the trial of Cadet Druke T And was not
tliat, in General Jackson's opinion, and in
the opinion of Major Eaton, unlawful and
improper? It seems a negro witness " was
sought for" were not the declarations of
the" sought for" negro given in evidence ?
Did not General Jackson and Major Eaton,
wlio were men of " Southern principles,"
object to the use of such testimony ! And
could not Mr. Poinsett answer such ques.
tioiu witi aa much propriety as he could
I answer tlie V application" of tlio Globe!
- AJiese quesuons i leave ior our painouc
People to answer f that " People must soon
decide whetlicr they will consent tliat the
repprds of the country r should : be kept to
be iwed for Uie purpose of a party, while
those who do not support, tho Administra
tion aro prohibited from seeing them.
From tlie refusal of tlie Secretary of
nar unprecedented, as far as "1 know
to exhibit tlie action of General Jackson,
or Ms Secretary of War, Major Eaton, on
tliis case, to. two Representatives of the
People of tlie Southern States, after having
given a statement touching tho same (and
thatiraTbtcdrBS I believe)' roho Editors of
tlie Globe newspaper, as well as from the
evidence derived fiom several . respectable
individuals, I feel fuly warranted in clmrg-
ng that, iu the case of Cadet Drake
Us admittcdTorThe " hear
say" t a negro, anu-thnt the JSocrctary ot
Har, Major tjaton.interiereu because ne.
gro testiinonjf, heursay or otherwise, bad
That information may be given to tliose
wlio have desired it, I request you to publish
this communication. .' , . ,
1 Very respectfully, yours,
h rr-: :ED W-STANLE V
An old Rcvolinary.Soldicr, a french
man, one of themrfliiot band who came to
our aid under tliccntreaties and encourage,
mcnt of Lafayette, recently parsed through
this country. IIo was old, feeble, and
trembling, and his form bept under the win.
tcrs of many . years. lie had been to
Washington City for tlie purpose- of doing
some business relative to hispension1in
tlm cuui.su ofwhkn ho hud au interview
with tlio President, either connected with
his business, or'out of respect to his official
Do ring the whole of this interview, tho
old man says, the President was stiff, re
served, and hauffhtv. - lie' never offered
his hand, he asked noquestionsr hd -spoke
not a word of encouragement or comfort
A- .1 I I- 1... 1 I J L-
io uiu wiuiur, uui auuressca nia conversa4
tion w holly to the finely dressed gentlemen
w ho were in and out of the room while the
business was transacted, and let the feeble
steps of tlie ohi ' man totter away unheed
Mark tlie diflbrence: ' .
1 he frenchman, while on his way up
the Ohio' river, stopped to sea Gen. Harri
son, of w hom he had heard so much in
Iunner1imes7a9wcll,aa more "recent ly.
No sooner did Harrison see his papers and
learnliis history, than ho gave him a hearty
sliake of his hand, sat down by his side
and conversed with him about the eventful
history in which he had participated. Gen.
11. compelled tlie Soulier to partake of his
hospitalities that MaVr&od
sent him on his way rejoicing.
'. This Revolutionary soldier luts grown
up with our country. I Je says tput lie has
voted for AVashington.for Jefferson, Mad.
iWin and Jackson. lie intends, if his days
shall be lengthened," to give his last and
most clierished vote for the Hero of Tip.
pecanoe iurtm ?vuniy (Ohio) Reflector.
' " - ' .
LETTER OF PROFESSOR CAtON!
IT gives- us "much pleasure to be enabled
to make public the testimony of this distin
guished gentleman Ju favor f the character
and services of Geo Iarrison. " . .
Likrary and Theological Seminary,
i Hami!tonvSpt 14, 1840.
Mr. Samceu Baicom-t - l-.--
Pea?Sir I receive a'notc from you this
morning stating that you had been inform
ed tliat I ain i ji-rionuITy acquainted with
Gen. IlABBisox,and desiring my opinion of
bis character ' ;
My ncquaiutnncc wfth Gen. Harrison
can not properly be termed a personal ac
quaintance, if by such is understood that
which is4 obtained by iinnxiato-iptercourse
with his person, and yet I fee! as well Ac
quainted with bis public and private char
actcr as tliough I liad enjoyed such, inter
course. I was brought up in Ohipj, and the
General has frequently becain our vicinity.
My father had a sohwwhat, intimate per
sonal acquaintance with himt having been
a mcmneroi ijje Ax-gisiaiure wuu ium unu
of the same .'political party (Democratic.)
I had perhaps every opportunity except im
mediate personal intercourse to learn the
General's character. I know perfectly well
in whh't estimation bis character is he'd by
thowe wlio do know him ""personally. My
father,- who U now dead, entertained a ve
ry high respect for him- I know Jie has
always been reg trued by candid and hon
est nien who know him, of wiratever partv,
as a man of rigorous and cullieafcd inleh
Tect, if exemplary-habits, and of Uie,purest
intenrtfy and patriotism. - ,
My opinion of the General lias been form.
ed, lroni what have known of his public
and privateracts, and from what 1 have
heard my father ,anUtlier3 who knew him
say of hiinalkl if it is of any interest, to
you, I wiUTelyxpress it. I regard. Ofn.
I larrisoAalscssina an .intellect of high
ovder-is 4 writfT,Tor eU-arness, force dud
elegance, lie Is not in my opinion interior to
any of our public men. ' I lis letter to Boli
var would of itself entitle !iiin to an eleva
ted tank as a forcible awl classical writer.
Every thing I have seen from his pen is of
the same, high character. His recent his
torical discourse on .the Aborigines of our
country is a produclionof exalted merit,
indicating not only great vigor of mind but
extensive and varied information. As to
hiti c.vner'n'nee in public aflairs; there' are
outvery few men in outirounlry Ins equal
As to bis iornl liar5ctrit-i-of -unim
peachable purity his habits have always
been remarkably jregularand temperate.
What he has done himself for the cause of
temperance, in stopping bis distillery at
great pecuniary sacrifice jas soon as the
light of the Temperance- Ileform::showed
hinj its operation was deleterious to the
best interests "of his fellow men, and throw,
ing'his whole influence on the side of this
blessed cause, should endear him to every
friend of his race. His stern integrity and
honesty are proverbial bis generosity and
benevolence notorious his manners very
plain and simpk. I Ie is moreover, XJearn
from the testimony of Dr. Bcccher, a con
sistent christian bcinga"mejiibcr of tlie
Episcopal Church at Cincinnati. , For fur.
ther particulars as to ,thc purity of h iri
vato cbsractcr, I refer you to the testimony
of Bishop Soule, of tlie Aletliodist Ghurcb,
and Dr. Beechef of the rresbytenahiurcb,
who know him personally. ..' Th'8. testimony
has been published, and is decisive as to
this point. You have probably 8c:n state
ments and athdavits about lus intemperance
and profanity. V ou may rely upon it they
are the vilest fabricationsjand I am perfect
ly amazed that respectable newspapers
would admit them into their columns. I
should just about as soon believe such
statements and afiiadavits in relation to Dr.
Kendriek as to General Harrison
e General is considerably advanced
in years, but his recent speeches and wri
tings show that he has lost none of the vig
or of his mind, and I am informed by those
who have recently seen bun that . he stnl
retains remarkable vigor and elasticity of
body. His simple mode of living, and his
regular and temperate habiU,haveecured
to him emphatically a green old age."' He
is not, however, I be!w've,so olJTbyscvtriiv:
al years, as Geo. Jackson.
Such is my humble opinion often. W m
II. IlarrisonTgivc h to you, not know,
ing whellier you are his political friend or
lictber vour note was sent -tor
the purpose . of learning soraetlung against
or in his favor.; I ant of course no politi
cian, and do not meddle with politics. -
wislf not to be-publicly identified with cither
of the polil'col pariies of lhrday, but as an
individual wlio b not insensible to the honor
and character of his CouulW, I can'Tionest.
fysavlif Wm. H. Harrison sliouldbc elect
cd Presjdcnt oftlie United States we should
have no cause to feel in any way dishonor
ed by-ltKr chanicteririfellectual of "irioraT
of our Chief Magistrate ;
Yojrs, respectfully, '
GEO.' W. EATON
I Mechanics and laboring men, would ye
I .... . ....... P "... '
writtngly-cttt oil tlie biead u;onWTiTch ye
subsist I Read the following It .is akin
to various other ' similar expressions from
leading supporters' of the Administration.
It is an extract from a Speech' of Senator
Tappan (a Van Buren U. S. Senator) in
Uhio : tjolumbia USs.
" The price of labor is entirely too high
The laboref in this country can afford to
work for lSLEVEN PFXCE A DAY
and tlie - liard money system will bring
down wages to that sum. ' Wlieat will-Jil
so come down to SIXTEEN CENTS A
BfJSIIEL, and every thins el in propof
tioni' Tliis is the best tarilT "you can have,
and the only one tliat can enable tlie man.
ufucturcr to compete with Lmgland. Tlie
trc1Ieci bom i objects it
will put down the banks, and bring wages
Tlie trial for perjury, of " Chapman,"
the notorious chnticle'r of the Locofocos,
is now progressing. He is said to stand a
fair chance for tlie Penitentiary ! Sic
transit" cU:Knoxrille Times. 7
A LOG CABIN LETTER, n
Wo give below the letter atldrcseeuDyi
Gov. Sew ard to the Wespbestcr Loumy
Committee, in reply to'their invitation to
him to attend tho log cabin dedication At
North Castle, on tlie 24tli ult. : It is one of
the most eloquent and touching produc
tions we have ever read, and cannot "fail to
awaken ' tho sympathies of every' honest
heart. Star. - :!
4 Albas y, Sept. 11, 1840.
Gestiemesj Your letter.-6f. the 25th
ultimo, inviting mo to join, the cUizensof
Westchester county , in dedicating a log
cabin at North Castlem tlie 24th instant,
was duly received. ' I ani prevented from
adcepting the, invitation by engagements
which call me into the western part of the
State. , I wish, nevertheless, tiiat il were
in my power to visit Westchester. I have
iwollectionrf which can hcver leave me, of
tlie hospitality of her citizens; and there
is abun(ant evidence tliat the patriotism of
her sons has not declined since tlie days
when thre of her incorruptible 'Whigs
spurned tbt bribe of British gold, and
saved their country from Arnolds treason.
I should, v.-ith great pleasure, too, bear
my part in dodicatitljg the lg cabin. Tlie
structure is peculiarly American, and is,as
wiated wiiU our dearest recollections of
the past, and our best hopes of the future.
Tliere is scarcely one among us oi auei h
can birth, whatever may be his condition in
life, who, if required to trace his genealo.
gy , would not" find his ancestors in a log
cabin, within one or two, or ot most thrcf ,
generations. The emigrant who seeks" an
asylum; here from the storms of the old
u-nrld mar meet a cold reception in the
paved city, but if he follows w here the spir
it of adventure leads, he'-will always find
in the log cabin a generous welcome. (. ' '
The memory of man runneth ' to fthe
time when only log cabins graced the site
pLahnost every ntvtown and JviJLagcJrr
tiie land, and whcTcverthc humble struc
ture is now. found, it gives promise of a
farm, a village, or it may be a "capital.
When these unpretending dwellings begin
to cluster in tlie valley, or on the hill-slue,
if is certain that there the church and the
school-house will soon appear. As soon
as the patrimonial farm is found toe small
for an increasing family, the enterprising
sons he away to the West, the beech, ma
oki-and liemfock fall beneath their sturdy
-I - t t-l
ivesntice to. the settlers that neiT emu
granhave'arrivcd amdiig them. When
prosperity forsakes, and kind, familiar
friends forget us because we are' poor,-the
West invites us Jo erect our log cabins
tliere, and try oncVmote. The log cabin
is the cradle of patriotism and valor. When
the Indian foe hung upon our Wf stern bor
der, and the British upon our Atlantic and
Northern frontiers, and Harrison, Scott,
and Jackson called to the rescue, tlie cry
ran through the log cabins, and their fear
less riflemen rushed to the battlofields of
Tippecanoe, Oiippewa7 and New Orleans.
t i ! M j i . 1 .1 iu!"- 1. : -
in eiiuuiioou i aucuutxi my laiiiyr in ui
Visits"nsTiysTcTairfdnihe.haIl3 of the rich
and log cabins of the poor; I saw tlie of5.
ces of affociibn performed w ith equal as-
siduity in both. Health iad$9P& igaio. -- Something, howcver, musf
ed ns many hearts, nnxl bereavement pro
duced as bitter tears, in the one as in the
otlierr In maturer years I have visited the
marble 'dwellings in our own cities and
abroad, and I have been a guest, in the log
cabins of Cayuga and Chautaunue. I con-
less tnai in me laner l lounu always me
e. . i 1 - .1 1 .. . n 1 .1
mosi cordial greeting and largest welcome.
I can bear witness, too, that while no con
dition, highTtr low, exempts us from tlie
cares,the"uisappointnicni.s, aqd tte. sor
rows o" life, and while faith, hope, and
charity withhold their consolations from
none wlio cherish them, tlien choicest in-
T m Z . 'Ji r Jrjiliatio
fitieneewilfbeoteervedhrtuml5itirt "'""' - 1
abode. Let us honor the log . cabin; and
let us take care that wherever the unpre-
tendinq; rrtructurolsToUnd, no matter what
may be the birth, language, or condition of
its occupants, tlie -school house is erected
near it, and its rustic shelves are graced
with the cheap votumes of tho Sunday
School and Coni j ton School Libraries, and
we .may then..
ambition can never undermine the founda
tion of the Republic. 1
l am, with great respect and esteem,
yourf - ieud and fellow-citizen,
WILLIAM H. SKWARD.
James A. Hamilton, Munson J. Lock
wood, and William L. Bowrop, Esquires,
Committee. Rational Intelligencer. '
The Second REVOLCTiON.-fHie peace
ful revolution now in progress will stand a
ry. lhe sevcu years war which gave us
ftidependenccT'provedTJurabiiiry to estab
lish free institutions tlie revolution now
going on will attest our power to preserve
tltem. - Wlien has the wbf Id'ever witnessed
tlie assembling of peaceful armies of 30.
40 and 50 thousand, for the purpose of nut
ting down a tyranny by the moral force of
opinion I JU is the triumph of intellect over
assion ot. mental agency jpvcrJ)rute
-- W ho is he ? Did you ever notice it t
Vart Burcn's organs in Tennessee have
nominated no candidate for the Vice Presi.
dency. Neither have they in Georgia
neitlxerf have they in Virginia L - What do
they '-nieanT who o they look upon as
their : candidate! Attlicirmast heads. the
name, 01 - juartltv Van Kurca1 annears
o " Martua Van liuren
alone- I lave they boon so; devoted to men,
in disregard of principles, tliat they will
not vote at aUVunless-tliey- entr-oust-
present V ice President ? Or do thev mean
to give their votes into the keeping of their
clectoiSj voting blank, and suffering them
to fill the blank with Johnson, or any other
name nicy pieasc f ur
tlie eJectionecriiig ia person does Gov.
Polk hope to bring his name into the blank?
Let us have fair sailing, and no iuwlinVt
, .: 1 J....1.1 .1 i- . r.P
uu jiiruuuui uouuio-ueatmg; no blue lights
bnming mysteriously on Grotcn heights
but an open, manly enemy ; fighting in the
broad light iff the sun, whose name, and
the color of whose coat is knnvn, thou''h
: 1... .11 n-i. i.v. . ' . oJ
v w. rcu. uviumuui Kosereer.
D. ILM'ANAlLy & L ROBERT 8, EDITORS.
Frida? Mornins:, October 16, 1840.
For Electors for President and Vice
President takes place in North Carojihathe
SECOJTD IHURSDAY Ui NOVEMBER HEW ,
REMEMBER, the Second Thursday in
November, (the twelfth day of the month;)
fur i.CT EVERY MAN DO BIS DUTY. Each,
voter will vote the whole ticket
1. Col. Charles MDoweu, of Burke, '
2. Gen. James Welbobjt, of W likes,
3. David Ramsour, of, Lincoln,
4. David F. Caldwell, of Rowan,
5. James MfiBAJiS. 'of Caswell,
6. Hon. Abha'm Rescheb, of Cliatham,
7. JoHjr B. Kelly, of Moore, ,
8. Dr. James S. Smith, of Orange,
9. Charles Manly of Wake,
10. Col. Wm. L. Lonoj of Halifax.
11. WillIam W. Cherry, of Bertie,
12. Thomas F. Jo.tEs.of Perquimons
13. Josiah Collins, ofWashington, '
14- James w. Bryan, ot uartaret,
15. Daniel B. Baker, of New Hanover.
Tbe approaching Elevtiou
In times like the present, cvrv' man
SlibuJd scek'an opportunity of bearing his
testimony in fayorof4QikiKiand of ddfjignfl
that he may be able to advance tlie interests
of his country. Tliis f indctfd. is thgffuty
of cve-y man at all times but particularly
in a time like the present, when every pos
sible effort is making to fasten upon us
poli.icul measures directly subversive of all
that is he'd dear and sacred by the lovers
of religion and morality a rSg'ect that
ft:2,1i at other limes be excuseb'e, would
now be crino'ia1." Let every map, then, in
Nb'tli Carolina,. wjio dwires a change in
the 12thof itcxi mouth,-Anil vote- for-au
OCT Wre know of noiopic that is made the.!
subject of po'itical newspaper, discussion
about which there is evinced as great a
wanfjbf sincerity nsthor chargemade
against Gon. Harrison of being tn Aboil,
tionist A charge that every candid maji
in tbe Union must and wl.l acknowledge to
be without foundation a chargcy-efutcd
by almost every public act of Gen. Har
risan's life and a charge" that most iinquesl
tionably lies with greater force against his
opponent than himself, yet is urged again
brought for effect Gen Harrison is like
to b-.-couic the favorite of the nation his,
popularity is everyday increasing with
rapidity truly startling to the party in pow
er; and when nothing else can be said that
will have effect in the South, he must be
cried down as an "abolitionist Gen. Har-
'4 risottHsc-rnore of TinHabolilionisTlha o
thchqrgeagarnst biralhe foul cbargej
and the recklessness manifested - by his op.
ponehts in'this particular, but shows the
An honest people will treat such baseness
as itdesen-es.." ; .... ;...' '
Cenventions of the People.
We noticed some time since that Convcn
tions were about to be hcldin various parts
of the Union on the 5th and 7th . days of
. I t- a.l tt- -.
of the battle . ofthc Tliamcs, and the sec.
ond ot the" battle nt Kinz's Mountain.
From the Jonesboro', (Tenn.) Whig of
tlie 7th inst. we learn that the number in
attendance at the Convention in that coun.
ty was estimated at flee thousand. This
statement is confirmed by several gentle-
men frorn this section of the country who
were present, all of whom agree that the
estimate is low. The Convention was or
ganized by die appointment of Gov. Camp,
bell, of Virginia, President; John Cald
well, Esq., of. Tenn., John .JL-Preston,
Esq.if Va., and CoLJ.Cnaiy, of Worth
CaroUna, Vice Presidents ; and W; Good:
rich, of Tenn., C. N.'Cole, of Va. and
W. j.TLcwis.of N."C.,-"as Secretaries.
Among tlie distinguished spcakeis present
were Hon. W.C. Preston, of S. C, and
Gen. L. Combs, of Ky. - " ' ' .
. According to the Raleigh Register of
UMJ?th inst the number in attendance' at
that city on the 5th, aUhe great State cW
vention, was not less Jhanfeen thousand,.
anihe thinks more probably twenty thou.
J t C.. .. ..
ttnd - tatc ConvCTitioff Was licld at the
same time in Richmond, Va., from which
we have as yet heard nothing.
We have not room forartlicr particu.
lars this week these ' things show tlie
state of feeling among thavWhigs-of Hhe
Lmon, find areas lliu.CbiHn'rs of the death
bell of the present Adpiinistration.
05" The Richmond Enquirer says that
Maine has exhibited some little eccentricity!
No doubt the great majorityof the Wonl
in the Union will ejJubit to the eyes of the
Enquirer' a " little eccentririf" ; .
j ... i;Al
- ' it'--- , t "
A a these initials are like tn .
celebrity, we Lave thought it migl,t be ,
. - "vuui
least amusing w our reuuers to know
origin, together with the various signifi1
tions which have been given. Theee!1
ted Jack IJowning lntorms us that they
first used by rresident iackson in rpf..
to documents, bills, ac'counfs and the 1 Ipi
for " all correct" that is, wbcntljjPf.'
sidunt was .satisfied ;" with Jfet
liave been presented fojrts corisiderwi
he endorsed ipirithO K.meningJtt.
allrlghefcorrectiT lhe General wa
bttryirconsidered as rtfbcr a badspdt
at least by Downing. Some rgpnthj
at a political : meeting somewhere ia V,,
mont, a -portion of the delegation had thJ
letters as theanotto on their flag, and wk
them it w ai thought to have beenoriguB:
no doubt, however, they took from LW
ing. Since that time they have been n.J
ously interpreted. Some have it, (,
Korrect;" others "Off for Kroderkogi.
Some, since tlie Maine election, saj,
means Qrful Katastrojihe," while anotl.
we noticed, humorously translated thee
in reference to tlie same matter " On
Kooned.,1 We would suggest toourfriea;
the, propriety of using the letters since ft
late elections for. Oil Koming."
Rrpublicanaof North Carolina, areyonadoJ
".. ! they are all fixing to go to the ci.
ttOirtOvote for Gen. Harrison.
" ' Georgia Elections. -
' From the extract which we publish 4J
wetk from tlieAugusto ChroniclcjL ,
be seen that there is but little doubt but i
the Wbjgs ha ve carried Georcia. IfftJ
turns out to be the case we shall rw'
look with some anxiety over the Union J
Sec from whence Mr. Van Buren b like
get any votes at alL . .
(tt".We have, lived to see many
under various circumstances, but in aR
as niuch meiitaljgony aa mnm of lhe k
ing ones of the pnciuAdmiuistraiJ
wem justnow- to evince, notwitbstamtl
iney prctcna to dc penectiy sure ot 1
Van Burcn's relec.ion. ; They arei
perfeci agony. But why jnotkcep cot
What, good will be done by oil tliis ram.
and roaring ! If the good people of tW
United States have determined on electiJ
Gen. Harrison to the Presidency, it k
no use to try to frighten them into anolL j
coiltly-lwllU they will you
depend on it ; no human efforts can prwj
They are independent sort of people lij
will have their own way iu these math
and tliere is nothing better fo. you, get
nen, than quietly submit : v
Nothing we have seen gives clearer i
dications of this inward torture than t
last.numberof the " North Carolina &J
dard. Some apology, however, may kj
found for the editors, in. the fact that if
present paper wMadejjpjdujiiigihaJTL
Convention in their city. Tire omiriK
banners, the roar of canpon, and tlie pat
otip shouts of so many freemen, were i
calculated to allay the already excited
ngsof these worthy gentlemen. Th tet
encc to the western part of this State, &
say they have no accounts as to the ir
gresa ui uieir cause, ana cau upon p i
friends to " Organize, organize, organs
and save the State !" Really, gcntlemd
tlie good citizens of this part of tlie cow
try would like ,tq. jaecojmiicatcTjjuJ
wo have the pleasure ' to Inform you t
they are " organized !" thoroughly orgm
xed!! and as to saving the State," tbr
think it in but little danger.
Ohio and Pennsylvania held their popflw
elections. on the 13th inst Ve may pw
ably be able in our next to give somiafc';
matiOn as to the result We have rccow
no intelligence as' yet from Marjland i
Michigag. We hope wo shall before
The Eiasiijiation or the Asheviuj
Ac ADE3tiEs.--Tbe examination of tbept?s
.of the Newton Academy, one mile and
half from the village, and of the Fen
Seminary-ia the-viHageprill bothlakepM
during the next week: Tliat of the Jk
Academy will commence, " w icanr 4
Monday, at 10 o'clockA: M-, and that
the Female, on Tuesdav. and continue BM
Wednesday. Parents who tnay have
' j 1 ' .
uiv-u 01 euner 01 inese instituiioiis, -as
the friends of literature igeneratly, -
do well to attend. Teachers who feelitf
rested as they shoUd , in the welfare of M
pupilsr and jabor W do tlienr justice
discouragements enough, without the Btf
tification of finding little or no interest b
ifested by the parents and friends of
pupils over whom ilwy have rhyy-
An cxhibitioo by tbe students of the
Academy will be given in he s;liookro
of the Femaks Academv. on Wedne
evening, commencing at 7 o'clock.
05-The deputy Marslwl for Cher ,
COUhtY. has kindlv.ftrnt no renort" ,
the statistics of 'that county,' wjiich'c!:
notice more particularly next week.
Highland Messenger (Asheville, N.C.)
groups preceding, succeeding, and alternate titles together.
Oct. 16, 1840, edition 1
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