Highland Messenger (Asheville, N.C.) /
Oct. 30, 1840, edition 1 /
Part of Highland Messenger (Asheville, N.C.) / About this page
page has errors
The date, title, or page description is wrong
This page has harmful content
This page contains sensitive or offensive material
jifciA - - ', .-. - - -- " V1'" '. ' "F J. ' 1 : "'" ;r 1 ," "'- ' - - " : - 8 - . ; '
I'rf'uylg-p 0yLrTgBrVALtTEl AS.iT 13 USEFULLY EMPLOYED. ' 1. " . ' . """ -. -
rmrfi I. " . - ' ' ' -: : " ' ' ' N '
' -c JiTmmmiAr m puNUheo .t Two
WwinVin-rted .t OnjDoltaT
I .nf like our where millions ,ot
I BS3B. accumulated Vegetable
fiE. t pursuit where bd abundant re.
agriculture I truiyyana
be SO COIKiwcrcu,, -----
Commerce and manu
M of IBB -- - arfi
Irire are auo lr
i'"". . ,,:.,w,nia in the lormauon
Cfcial, and depend solely upon Bgn
Ct a'sure boLu on which to rest.-fST.i.-.-Jniws
or unforeseen calami.
mcreid operations," and de press the
3Surin?andi.cchanIcal uita-csts of
frZ..,, .hen all eves are turned to the
on plantations oi mo
,n from whence suro n:-
evils roust come. ; w "" JT
. of Bun and sliower araw wr.n
? i KAanm nit. i uilii
iM treasures, and there ard' promises of
ItafflkDce in the coming harvest, tnen,
Cito Uio darkest hour of commercial
Jjtmsi tin unlrama of hope enlighten
nil arc ready to exclaim, in
tCIUIUJV, -w " .
ievof anticipated abandance s
i. u rtrm ho nil that the sure weallli ot
L tnUJdied in a and WUft acumaie
lad iher oatonJ 'advantages hke ours,
Jw. Jnwn. and it should D8 UW Bruciii
in j - .
:yer of eveiy patriot that tne grew
i of sfffkulture should ever be hcid par.
Imount to att others. - That foolisu pnae
ikich denies the aohllity of manual . labor
nd nrees thousands oC yeomen s aons 10
ngagc in mercantile pursuits, should be
liscouraged. Many, very many, think it
isr more nonoraDio w sura :u"
wDter in large citiend boyamr-acll the j
iraducts. of manufacturers, .than to holdj
we ploth or swing the scythe ; and are
Mdy ti cichange tne oonesi macpenacnee i
M the life of a farmer, for the precarious j
'ud vexatious pursuit of the merchant.
ji.it titc lattc? ta an honorabld pursuit, wo
if course admit, but that it is more honor
ihfe than the former, we deny. Admitting ;
Jfcn, that agricultural pursuits are as hod.
treble at ny other, what inducement can
tht pure air and moral influence , of the
rouotrv.tnd bury themselves in the cares,
Vnd tbirmoraf rad-hysicatrnrmrities-of
ritics T Thjyoung rartticr hnds Dis laDor,
wkn ftnnmvlpil with tamncrance. to be
lwiol nnuAntiBA in r!toMO nlsrl IfHi .
diseases of both mind and body ; ana
wfor independence, he can truly say:
"I ua monarch of all I turvey,
My right there u none to dispute
uid boast like Shakspcare's husbandman :
'I am a true laborer. learn that I cat,
W k'kal I w.n. a...'.. .Vt nmM linto .nUV
UmaBt happiness j glad of other ; men's
)?d, content with my farm, and the great-
i of my pride is to ace my: ewefl grate
Wmy lambs suck.
" I t bit own lamb.
: My cUkkcm and luun, -.
. I ihcar mj own fleece and I wear it."
With these advantages how tan a j'oung
faaa "kg debate which of the two to
noose, the pure breath of heaven or the
moky atmosphere! the prospect of brick
f nd mortar, and the eternal rattle of 'carts
f "id oHnTEussrs ; pr tlic green vood3, tlie
kuhm;b narvest neias, anotno sweet mtio-
."yot tiros. .
History will bear us out in the assertion
8tin ali ages, whenever the chief pursuit
fit nation was flrrir.iihum rtnrmancnt
'rospcrity marked itsr course the morals
& the- people were bf a hich character .
when iudiI of bv tlio stnndard of the aire.
find the nation and individuals enjoyed more
i,vuu,uB uapptness ttiatr ten to tne torpor a
rommcrcial TtamKrThp. linriniiRalite vaf
jiiome were during that period of the com.
fiwuwcm wnen,.to be a good husband.
pnan Wat 'cormidp.mrt titrrh Vinnnr "ftml
wlien, like Cincinnati, hpr ruWra were! nil
hvk purple, , at tuo-plough.
iWljCQ by foreign cnnniwat wealth
iPonred into her lan and agriculture was
defected for tbo trKn
iter people degenerated . and the .seeds of
ray were planted. " So it has been with
Iothcr nations, when the arricultural inter-
were neglected ; and Adam Smith in
" Wealth of Nations" clearly traces
"".prime cause of the degeneracy of
-t, hi ner conquest of Peru and the dis
jy of ftslmmenso mineral wealth, in
e surteenth century. By this event, large
tfJ V coumTy to amass tortuncs in
Dofodoof the western world,' and
wealth which, the mines of Potosi
others poured into old Srain. introduced
axnnowhabiu to tlie greatidetriment of
of the the consequent degeneracy
tt tt to be Hoped thatia this countfyTao
well adapted to the pursuits of agriculture,"!
it will ever remain tne paramount .national I
interest and that while we toster com.:
merce and manufactures, and nil other av
ocations of general and individual utility,
wo may ever look to agriculture as the groat
foundation .'upon which all rest, and the sure
and inexhaustible source from jwhenca. our
wealth and poWer are derived. , :
t . From tM Haupcrian.
T1IE 'FALLEN TREELjur-
Jared, tle son of Jesse, was reflecting
on the vicissitudes of human life and the
versatility of human actions. He was ru
minating on the changes' in the tastes of
men, and the transitory nature of all earth
iynjdymcnta. Ue had collected the dit
tcrcnt periods of human life together, and
again distributed them into those . natural
.divisions which take place in the seasons of
8ie year. As he walked forth fronpi bis
tent he beheld ah oak Uurt had braved the
tempests of on hundred winters, standing
erect in the majesty and grandeur of his
strength, spreading his mighty arms as if to
grasp the heavens and would have deemed
it immortal, had he not stood upon a little
knoll of carthjhat had been thrown up by
tnetamilgirev-litegaft ttH - t
rjuize: " XIH3 oaK is noiimmonui, iur ikj
hold here is where its fellow once stood.
Its mighty trunk was many years ago pre
cipitated from the summit of this little cm.
inence with the resounding- crash of tiie
earthquake. It lay here for half a century
together, gradually decomposing from the
alternations of wind and rain, of sunshine
and o shade, until it has finally disappear,
cd, saving this brown and lengthened mark
which it has left upon the furfaco of the
ground. It ia true it once was erect as its
uiiclily neighbor Its shade was as refresh-
chirped as merrily and sttng ds melodious
ly in its branches, and the squirrel leaped
as often and as actively upon it, from Urnb
to lintti nnt fmm unrnv ta snrav.. But At
O . ... w i m 1
has now left nothing hut this sad relief, of
itselt ueiuna it, lis sircngiu uhu us aim i
hmm its vnrdiie oniL its beauty are fled.
never Jo return, j But whaVshalJ' btf'lisid of
nun possessing almost the talents of an
angel I Shall he decay likedio oak and
wither Jiko the tender bark 1 Shalf he
mauhlerlike the massiverunk, arid disap
pear a its mighty braafches f . Shalj all the
troubles of his breast pass unregarded by
his Maker, and shall all his hopes shrivel
as the leaf afld disappears" as the shade.
Shall all the path joys of life pass nway as
the sweet spring music of the birds, and
shall naught be bea'rti in tlio evening of his
days, but the sighing of tlio winds and tlio
coomg 01 trie dovef in MUU
this is the fulo of mart. oor, mu s
off dian the inscnisatc tree, for he
has a love of life and a hope of a futurity,
and yet he has not the firmness of the oak
to resist the hurricanes pi ule, out is
ted by every gale and bends with ev?ry
breeze, in youth he has a nature mat
life than it Is calculated to aUord, tin stung
by -disappointment and discouraged from
tie delights that ltdng to life and sinks in.
to the vale of sorrow and tlie gloom of des-pd-ation.'1
I lo turned himself from this
scene of decay, and again walked sad and
solitary to, his gloomj abode. Again he
engaged in the cares of life. He plough
ed ha fie ds and scattered -seea upon me
ground. As he threw his scythe into the
grass, he could scarce keen from lamenting
the destruction of the verdant beauties oc-
rgstrsrigrMiv thlfe swwti 6T his hantl. The-
meadow witrt all its array of virent grass
and multifarious flowers was in a fyw days
so seered "wTttTihe sunlfnd'Mlnnowcd with
the breeze tliat he was again inspired with
the deepest despair, and the most profound
v, : . ' - -
melancholy. "'Again, he returned, to his
home. In a few weeks he returned to the
meadow: where he had lately beenj so ues-
surface. A new tribe of flowers had sprung
from the roots of the stalks that he had ex
tirpated. The stream that wound through
thejrieadow, covered, wlien he left it, with
grccri slimo and almost exhausted from long
continued drouaht. was now replcnislMid
and purified, anoVglidca-peacciuuy wpng.
glittering in the sun, and the writ wastwu
trrincr around it in the meadow. Day suc
ceeded day.. BieU followed -nighivanA year
roHedon after year ui lheir usual success-.
Hon. one Dcaumui mio-sumiw-T unj, -
ra strolled into the wood", where full twen-
tv vfiars before, he had taken his solitary
walk. He came to the place where lie had
seen the marks of the fallen tree. To his
surprise a beautiful young tree stood in ail
theviToroi mauiru , wucn: uc mt v
hnA AwfivrA. The birds sunc sweetly in
iU boughs, and it spread a wioe anu rcircsii
ing shade over his liead. The freezes at
J - . . .1 r? I.
the point where the sunshine ana tne snaae
united were exnuernnng to uis apiria.
his long and dreary spell of melancholy
was disDcrsed as the clouds pass away nf-
- i v.nninir1 rain. Me caileu to
Kl ...... , . -
mind the thoughts that had engrossed his
oonf inn whrm manv vcars before ho had
ik nnniwt nf the resurrection of
UlfUII (' . - -
Ko iwW and the immortality of the soul
as illustrated by the returning bloom of the
meadow and the reappearance of the tree.
A while we flourish, said he, like the ce
Ihk nf Tlmnon. We spring up to matu-
of the mountain. Our
course Is upward L'kc that oCtlie bird of
heaven and we seem to dwell among the
start. But the tempest cornea, " Limb af.
tor limb is aasma from mo tree as me
curls of beauty" fall from the head of
man until at bast, besot on every aide, lie
fulls and is enthered to the tomba of ins
ancestors, to slccfj till the morning- of the
resurrection. : But from his dust ho shnll
arise as the tree from its ruins, or the Phoe
nix from its ashes and bloom jn youth j and
henlth, and in unfadingbeauty beyond the
precincts of mortality, h may be tliat his
body may slumber in the dust and mingle
with its mother earth, year after year and
age after ng. But a period " shall come
when it shall resume more than its former
erectness and beauty, and triumph forever
over, the ruins of time.
THE ANCESTORS OF GENERAL
We have been favored within the last
few days, with a highly interesting account
of a monument in England, erected to the
mernhry of some of the ancestors of our
beloved Washington. The - gentleman to
whom we are Indebted for the account, is
Mr. Samuel Follawiy, of this city but
who, being a native of England returned
to that country on ft yisit te his parents
uppn its borders, e
- v -lm-, t Joi n.rAnUi.n. n nui.-rnitv ! ftern tv who. car
The moimmenUu question, is in Gardson
Church in the same county.
"Ria villniro bl Uardson is about two
miles from Malmesbury, and thechurch is
an ancient Gottic edifice, situated in the
bosom of a rich country, aria surrounded
with venerable trees.. The country people
have for many years been in the habit of
conducting strangers to the church, for the
purpose of pointing out the venerable mo.
morial of the-Washington family in for.
roer aires the Lords of the Manor of Gard
son-, and tbcresidents of the Court-House,
... i. r ' t - . i l . . . . 1.
.1. 1 .,, .r intii-r.t
lno monnmcnt was once a supern Bpc
cimon or the mural' style and even
ow exhibits relics of richness and curious
workmanship. . It is to be seen in the
chanccK on the left side of the altar, lnd
is richly carved put of the stone of that
part of the country. It is surmounted with
iho family coat of arms, which form a rich
emblazonment of heraldry; and although
two hundred years have rolled away since
it was erected, they are still burnished with
The following are the inscriptions:
MEMORY OP -
SIR LAWRENCE WASHINGTON, Kite
:r Lately Chief Register
nf Renox-ne: Pvetu and Chary tie.
An Exomnlarve and Loving Husband
A Tender Father. A Bountiful Master, A
n,.nat!tntri Rpl.wnr of Vc Poor: And To
Thoas Of His Parish, a Perpetual Bene
...... , -
factor; " .
Whom rt rieaseti
GOD TO TAKE IN TO IS.PEACE,
From ihe Furye qf the Insuing Wars.
Bobn Mat XIW
He Was Ileare Interred,
May XXIV, An. DnL 1643.
1 1 care Also, Lyeth i
Is Wife' who Decsaskd
January XIHtb; , And Who
WAS BUBTED . XVIth,
,4 nno Did, 1645.
Hie Patriot cineres, curarUJiliusurna,
Condere qui Tumub, nunc jucet Uleinus.
Son Ilia iPnrtnta here interred.
Who hath hii elmre in time, for Un in prcpSR
Thn nld Manor House of Uardson is
nmv nrcunied bv a resnwtabieandindeed
Ant.W fnrmpr. named Woody two of
whose sons lately came over to this coun
try in the ship Philadelphia, and are gone
back into the estate oi jmo. wr. ouujr
rents his farm and liouse of Lord Anno
verThis ancient seat eLtheJiLashington
family,-is handsome, very old-fashioned,
and built of stone, with immense soluiuy
and strengths Tlie timber about it is chief
ly British oak, and in several or-me rooms.
particularly in a large one, which was the
old hall, or banqueting room there are rich
remains .of gilding, carved wort jn cerni.
ces, ceilings and pannels, polished floors
and wainscoating with shields contft'uing
th same coot of arms as on tne murai
monument in the church, carvea ocr im
Iiigli7venerable,atifl architectural mantel
pieces. Beneath the house are extensive
cellars, which, with the banqueting room,
would seem lo indicate tne genuine nospi
tality and princely style of living peculiar
to a ' ' - s
Fine old English gentleman "
All of the olden time.' 4"-."
And, indeed, accordin'to the traditions
and chronicles of tlie country, such was
the general eharaeter -of the heads of the
Washington family. Soon after the Civil
War. the family left tlieir ancient scat, and
removed to another part of the kirigdom
but an old man now living in tne viingt,
named Reeves, who is ninety years of age,
states that he remembers one of the, Wash-
I inntona liv'ng i" hnt part of the country.
l ' J . v - 1.1 . 1 ,
when -he was a dov, ana mat ms p;re.-
imind-father remembered the? last Squire
Washington living at the Manor House.-
The walls of the house are five feet thick,
and the elftrrc residence is surrounded by a
Wni.t!ful rmrden and orchards. In the old
parish archieves, the Washington fiirrnly
are constantly referred to as the benefactors
of the parish; and from the very earliest
recorded times, they seem to have been
the Lords of tlie soil at Gardson, down to
the period of their leaving, when tlie Ma
nor House fell into the hands of a fondly
named Dobbs. -
From the Church and Manor or Court
lousoof Ganlson, there are-jUift''emalns
of an ancient-paved causeway, extending
for about two miles,-' to the lar-tamed an.
bey and cloister of Mahnesbury, founded
and endowed by King Athelstan notonly
celebrated for its power , and splendor in
Catholic days, but alsot os being the; birth
nlace and residence ot ' W UUamot Mairnes.
bbury" one of the earliest of Britislilus-
tonuns. fhu. Inquirer. -
Who can paraphrase upon the words
forever and ever?" saidthe dying New
port. Yes, "who can paraphrase upon
themf What mathematician cau number
their years T Whose imagination so v h id
as t trctch6nward to that day when
eternity shafl have run its cycles t Alas!
the imagination tires in the task ; the jiiatlu
ematician is" losHn his computations, and
tlie wind falters as it gazes into that dread
abvss. Well micht the dyine free-thin!;-
tlUnill ' .1 1 , l-l I i 1 . T . v .v. i ill' I . I
H AU' n(,..n f I ntnfnitv ! U.'lll Mil
discover the ODyss oi eternity : i
countless aecs, for ever wasting,
hut nr ver j
told ! And yet how near they roll J Their
waves dash upon the shores of time at our
very feet and soon, Oh, we launch upon
their shoreless bottom. : Sinful man, art
thou prepared to number tho, hours that
make up that vast eternity to which you
are, hastening? Tinie-serving professor,
art thou prepared to traverse, those track
less paths, which know no termination tor-
evert Awake. O thou that sleepest, and
a meteor's gleam, a single inch; and then
eternity stretched onward to the judgment,
and from the judgment still rmward, forever
and ever. Western Recorder.
' ' A SOLEMK thought.-
The' trumpet shall sound long long
after the millions 'now living upon earth
shall havo laid their wearied hqads on tlie
lap of their mother earth a remembrance
of his prdmise shall come lip in the Eter
nal Mis!, and the trumpet shall souna ana
the dead shall be raised.
The husbandman throws his seed into
the earth in the late davs of autumn and
covers it deep from Jasight , yet he expects J
to see it again m the spring, oo e, w ncn
we lay the inanimate bodies of our friends
in tho grave, expect lo see them again.
Ye, who have wronged the dead ! trem
ble and turn pale for ye $baHsfe them
again glaring upon yoitwith eyes of fire,
and showing tlie wounds Withwhich ye
have gored their bosoms, and accusing you
before tho World of hidden injuries and
wrongs inflicted with deliberate malice long
years since 1 It is dreadful to havei-human
being, an immortal spirit, leave the
world ill at peace with us. For no bribery
csulsubbrh a wiTnesVgirtnst us who has
nnctt naSscd into eternity. His tale will
rins around the judgment tribunal, and we
unrepenling and absolved shall bv SKcii.
Iessunacr me accusings oi u uuiwu
it. No wonder, in view of this solemn
consideration, the Saviour said, lei' not the
sun go down upon ymr wrath. O, settle
with thy fellow man, lest death come in, the
hour of his slumber, and seal up his cter
nal testimony against thee ! Be at peace
with thine enemy w hile thou art in the way
TexUN Cities. A missiofmwft of the
Methodist E. Church says: "You'Jtake up
a riewspaper, and you read of the cities of
v dust, yitttuiw, uji"(wv.,
picture out in your mind Bultiriiorc, Phila
delphia, and New York, or, at least, Louis
ville, Natches, and Vicksburg; but you
would be a h'ttlo surprised in visiting tlwse
cities to find tliat-some of them have bnly a
do7A;n houses, and otliers of them none, at
all! In our papers, letters, 6tc, we Tcx-
mns have a little f tliat': grandiloquence
which clinracterized the first settle rs of our
father land. It is just, as easy to lay oit a
city as a village, and we can write town, a
little sooner than we can Mmlci. And you
Vnnw the nians of citferhsok better than the
maps of villages ;aiittJWp woura not wim-r
in a town than in a hamlet T
... i ' 4 I .- ' .1
"l.i ivt . "-- 1. r IT, It tain itcinfnni
the NewYork -Txai Itiiuilsinfani
tile state, being onlyalwut eighteen months
old; yet it hasLsupposc, 600 houses, and
at present. aboutvSOOO inhabitants. The
winter population is greater, as in all south,
ern cities, notwithstanding the delightful
breezes, which blow from the gult, make it
a desirable summer retreat Virgil knew
nothin of thesolt breathing zephyrs which
daily ' and L nightly fan the inhabitants of
Galveston, j.;, ,
' A life of Oliver Goldsmith . by Wash! ng
ton Irving, is in the press of tlie Harpers.
A fanner about kindling up a fire, bitter
cold day, deep snow on the ground, said
his son. " Tom, my sou, can t you go oi
to the woodpile and husllehiw up a few chip:
to start this fire!" Tom : "Oh yis, wmlc I
am a hustling about there , arter them chips,
who knowa but I mought hustle out
snake." - -' , , I
It is stated tliat 96,000 muskets ha'e
been manufactured 'at Springfield, Mass.
within UwTasT four jrs.V
; POLITICS OF THE DAY.
; ' ' EXTRACT FROM"
TChe Crista of the Country. "
,V- - BY JUSIPS.
How the credit system aTccta the poor.
JThe-poor manV$mily is sick' and he
wants a doctorytThe doctor comes, and
waits tillthe poor man can pay. lie
wants medicine at the apothecary's, and
the apothecary docs him tMk shine favor.
Suppose he can never pay." The doctor
aiw the arMrtlwcary can both afford to for
give him the debt; they consented to the
risk ; distress has beenjjeiicved ; and sc.
ety is benefited by a voluntary tax ' on
those who could afford it. Besides, the
man may bC ablo to py ; f nd in nine , en.
ses out often, or in nineteen out of twenty,
How the no credit system affects the sanxc
Tlie doctor don't come i thp anqtliccary
nfiir thr mfdii-inn : the nick members of
hhc family may live: but more 1ik.!v Wil
die. Tliro is distress aggravated j lliere
is perhaps loss of life; gti one part, there
iaascnseofmikihdness, and of a want of
laimanity, despair," death ; oii tlie oflicr is
hardness of heart, a cqnsciotisncss of
wrons. at least to huinaniiv ; society is in-
I jurcd ; nqbodyjs bencfittod. """
thf eAil M,,,maru a mana man
. : J' . . - J
selling up in life
We will suppose he has earned a good
character, is respected, esteemed, anif in
11 respect qualifipd for this, that, of the
Giber kind of business ; but he tias notliinj
to begin with -no capital. I Ie has'friends ,
however, who arc able anil willing to sup.
i. v Ins wants, and wart till his success m
business may enable hiro to refund. The
iMirtu who he a him Know there-is soaie
I oiM.-- luit inn nli;.!-. I it . mill tlnv have a
good leering, a graiiricauon in me matter, i
If tho-lose all, they are not embarrassed
by it ; whether they lose it or not, thoy
btre better in heart ; they are conscious ol
having done a good thing ; and society is
benefitted. It is in no way injured, be
cause the property is somewhere, in use,
though it may not comeback to them. But
in most cases of this kiud. the vounn mnn
succeeds, pays ell, is thereby put forward j
in life, obtains a standing, 1ms credit of his
own, can da the same favor to others, will
bo disposed to it from gratitude, is rescct.
ed, honored, blessed. lie is also enabled
to do a great deal of good in tlie various re
Unions, and for the most important purpo-
ijes of life , because he. has tlie uicuuiu lie
may be hoLored with public -trusts, mid
discharge them for public good. He is a
made man, and made by credit ; a blessing
to himself, ami to his family, to society.
flow the no credit system affects the same
The money lout by these kind friends to
this worthy young man, would perhaps
otherwise have been llbarded up as dead cap
ital, to do nobody any good. At least it
would have been retained for selfish ends,
instead of being appropriated for generous
h-4ee!ing9- -ot these partit'ey
who have cofne to the aid of so worthy a
person, and by that means made a thrifty,
useful, titmttv inftii.-wmiitK-w itie-f-Hse - ti
. ' i . -i 1 f .1 !
. --11 .1 .. c
the no credit-systemj- have failed of this
high gru,tificntion, and been .bound up in
selfishness. This young man would have
been doomed to remain w here he was, to
look this way, and that way for help, find-
mff none. He would have tailed to get in
to the business of the case supposed, which
belongs to the credit-sjiteia;- ho wouia
have encountered hard.heartedness all
around him, grown selfish biiiKelf, per
hnpn diiioouragi-dtThe chances are ma
ny that lie would never hnve come t6 any
imnortancc in sK"iety, that he would
InwVondition. ncfhans bi'en ubandoned to
vice, or ended his days in enmc.
What proportion of voung men in our
countrv are so favored aa to inherit capi
tal ' Problnblv not one in a hundred
Will thev not. thm. h- in favor of tlie
credit system 1 "Will not fathers, who look
a itli iinvinrM concern on the sons to wliOm
they can leave nothing but thir blessing,
be in favor of this system 1 --, j,,,
How the' credit system affects mechanics.
Take for examples journeyman printer
of rood character, .who isollered a chance,
with "ood nrosuccts,, of placing himself at
the head of an establishment ill his line of
business as proprietor ; but he has not suf.
fieient capital. The credit system, howev-
er. comes in, and enables him to concluIe
a purchase. He rises at once to import
ance,hh every piospect of doing well.
The credit system has given him advanta
ges in one day, which it is j' possible, he
could not have acquired in "all his lifetime
under the no credit -system, and nobody
is injured by it. They who have accom
modated him were perhaps as willing to do
it for tliei r own interest .a,- he was to ac
cept it for -Tils.
This may illustrate the caso of fen thou
sand, mure'prolmbly ofa hundred thousand
mechanics' in our cities and country, who
are deeply interested in the credit system,
as the individual here suiiiKised. The
same may be said of voung men'and otliers-
engaged in agriculture, in manufactures,
in trade, in any calling of life, requiring
some capital to begin wjth. On tlie i
credit system most of thea might give up
all hopc.of b'in abie ,tc
a,.! ifiT a 'nhlff WWftKl, "
ffeti; rifiS advantageous posftioes f
'Howihe credit system affecU those who art
already established i business, md
are worthy of credit. . J. , j
r- It enables them to enlarge tlicir plans on
a prudent basis, as they may judge best j to
attempt and accomplish many things which
active minds prompt, to, which are essen
tial to happiness, Kti3lbly to the greatest
usefuIneKs. It is a right which they havo
earned by their probity, by their good con
duct, by their dilligenco in business, and
which is conceded to them by tlie , respect
and gtjMl .esteem in which they are held.'
Theiy;od natno is as much a capital as
tlieir mojiwy ; in acquiring tlie last honest
ly, they have acquired the first, and with
the same pains. They are, therefore, as
fairly Vtitl :d to trade iijum one, as upon
tlie other. '
How the no credit system affects the tarn
It is a libel on, god character; it. is
a liltel on society ; it is a quencliing of tlie
spirit of nobla and generous confidence
it is Girtmning tho espansive H)Wcrs""of
sound fWilic morality ; it prevents tlie ac-
t omplijliir-eiit of great good ; it checks acuv.
ity a'nd limits useful enterprise ; it curtails
individual and public Wkfilth ; and in a thou
sand ways robs society ol benefits and ad
vantages, it would otherwise realize-"
ffmc the crrdii system iifSa $oor young
man of 'promising abilities who hiislost his
health that he cannot trorfc, and wants to
gel -if liberal education, -p ',.rr
JJjis .-friends htke him by the hand, 'and
help him , with, the understanding, if he
sliould be ulTe70iaf he-should remunerato
them.X The young man gets his education
by this aWtance,"enU:rs his profession, is
successful , ad returns to Ids belli factors to
redeem his pledge. Possibly they may bo
in circumstances not to want it, or so grati
fied with the good they have doue, a'i" to
sav, "No, vim .arc welcome," and offer to
cancel mo ooiutiun. ."v
iwu re.pnyint ntv Who will deny that this
.'t 'iih mmIiW to all the narties and to
society ? ' . v, ,
But suppose the youiigrnan dies m the
course ol his education, or is unsuccessful,
hiaU nefactors always had this contingen
cy in prospic'txan generally afford the
I. w. mid then-is mi complaint. Who is
injured T . 1
How the no credit system affects, (he tarn
The unfortunate young man is cut ofi
from ail. prospects in life, left to want, per
haps to misery and starvation. His sup
posed benefactors must now be supposed
hurd-h -arted arid selfish r kindness nd
..morality are so much the less; and it is
possible, that society is deprived of one of
its bri'ditcst ornaments, of a most useful
public character, and the country of one of
iU most illustrious-111( 0.
How the credit system affects the honest and
strong, though poor man, who goes wtM
no estate but his 'axe and rifle on his shouU
fier into the western wilderness.
4t is possible that even his axe and rifle
were furnished by a kfhd ncighbour.who
said, " Pav for them if you prosper; n not
vou arc welcme.TTn'the fiSTplacc, on
"the basis of the credit system, he may avail
iiimselfof the privileges oi a squatter, ii uu . ,
ioswl'bia-w credit and lua cremiot .
is the Government of hjs country. Jle haa
no money, but. he has a strong arm,and
aniiml nnd eouraseous heart. The trees
fall before him: a " loir cabin" is soon erect-
eil; he gets food by his rifle. Our pioneer
of the wilderness, having cleared away his
patch made "an opening" as they say in
the West and built his cabin, takes down
his rifle, makes bis way through the forest
to the nea rest of one of the older " scttlerst?
wlio had begun in like manner, but has now
large ojicnings, a burn filled with .grain,
cattle, pigs,. Kiultry, eVc, He negotiates
TwiTft thfartieh'hlwnrt whom piahanaJieJbatL
never seen before, for seeds, pigs, fowls, a
cow, iierhapsayuk'e of oxen all on credit,,
for still he has no money. The look and
bearing of the man are a sufficient recom
rneinlation, the Ihirain is e4oscd, with no
other security than the common generous
fiith of the West, ' EaLwhen youcanl
Not even a scrap of paper is derfianded.
The obligation is written on thc heart, the
bestof all securities in such" a case. "God
bless you,' nciglilMurrsaj-s" the generous
creditor, wha knows how tdsympathite
with such a case, " let us see you when
can; and. tney pu yu(
takes care to assert the preempUon right of
tTsVpiatter, has booked to bwn atthe uov
ermnmt tond office amuch land-as -the
terms of file will allow, or as hie may want."
lie works away upon credit, pays for his
seed and first supply of stock, meets his en
gagements at tlie land office; after two,
three, or four years, is well off, though still
in debt, still living and prospering on credit.
Hc'rcvisits his fiat ve place, marries the
daughter of the kind neighbour who gave
him the axe nnd rifle, who welcomes his re
turn with all the generous feelings of a be
in factor. -a
'We inay suppose pur pioneer to have
squatted h tl prairies. .of the West, and
ty adapting the scene' to tlie chrcumsUnces,
the result would lie the same.
In the succession of events this man,
long before he dies,, is first a justice of the
peace over ft surrounding population, whose
his'orv corresponds with his own ; next,
perhaps,,) memlier of Congress; and final
ly, it may be, is Governor of a new western
State. He has risen from nothing to
wealth, to consequence in society, to digni
ty, to happiness; all on the basis of the
.... 4 !
.. . t
Highland Messenger (Asheville, N.C.)
groups preceding, succeeding, and alternate titles together.
Oct. 30, 1840, edition 1
Click "Submit" to
request a review of this
page. NCDHC staff will check .
0 / 75
North Carolina Newspapers is powered by Open ONI. View system reports.
DigitalNC is a project of the North Carolina Digital Heritage
Center, the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural
Hill Libraries and our sponsors.
Background image: Grandfather Mountain,