s x-' ' . V ' J : 'Sf. - " 1 4. t LIFE IS ONLY TO BE VALUED AS IT 13 USEFULLY EMPLOYED. "t 3f ASUEVILLE, NOPJlfCAROLINArFRlDAYMOBNLXG, NOflBERO, 1810. NUMBER 24 Z. liCH Ti lt At fin Hi. ipn u tat IB. til J n. 4 if 1 4 1,4 ma. r III mi r Ihfc t. oik rr. ut lb flk In KM Mdil 'Mil too.I 1X1,1 atari i below the exterior surface above. These I Everyone thai coeth by it. shall be aston. I We have' known one such individual ; lofty crairs and pinnacles are the resort oflished. No man shall abide thcrcneither J joyous baby of threescore, with whom we eagles, which are their only nhabitants' I shall a son of man dwell in itVThis doom, once went a bird-nesting in company with : When you arrive at the termination of I improbable as it then secmpaaud far as it I his grand; children. It was on a spring T. .i.i;Jw.Twol this narrow defile, von find that ifnwni I was from t!ie srir-confidnt hearts of those I mormns early, whea the dew sull sparkled Mfcj nIH" -t UiJmiimi wj . .... 1.... ...1...J u.!iL I iHkbl.iiantn f ah .1.T. ...1 1 sr fli. ftHlua .n,f.ll natiiM uQa.n imananf ?TivJkit wM,d0 , ..v " walls of solid rock Irora six to nine hundred anproacnablo lort$ess, has been lulhlled to youm ana ircsiinesa. a no grey neaa nngni vTl-cripiio" d-conun ae .J" feetln height IJore is the city of Edom. the ktter.uom is as desolate as desola. be considered a little out of season, but his lirf "in toinrteil t OnsDallar But it is not, as might be expected, built in tion itself can make L Her armies, her cheerful, eye, bis lively vanmcs, and ready lime nau Dawer are all pone. No 1 set n is mars upon mm: out, like an old cavaftons hewn out of the Uvinc rock. In. voice of man is heard. Briars and thorns chestnut, he blossumcd to the last,- Age had stead of betas like other cities, built un by I crow in the temblcs : owls and serncnU in. I stiffened his joints, and hardened his sin- laying one stone : upon another, every I habit the palaces. The once fertile-land I ews ; but his affittibns were full of spring private dwelling, temple, palace, tomb, or is a region of total sterility, a desert, a I and flexibility, lie could not exactly play other buildings,.of whatever' character, is waste forsaken wilderness. Neither Nine. at bull-frog, but be could look on with won. wife I ANDOF EDOM. . - I "tWB aDd excavated from the side of the veh nor Babylon are more perfectly aban-1 oeriui agility. iie simpleton, alter sixty 1 UXI . ... I l: 1 .Ml J -- J ?. J I k J .1 L. .1 tl.. r I I nl.m wn. oann luurf.iH anl nlsl K.niirht to travel over the last I uvy iu, sikj cousuiuies a pan oi iu uwiwi. auu uiuugii hk wgm w r iuumi m".!"! .iu.mi.iiuuioiu1ci,i.i. e . iZ,rnr through the. Holy There are several hundreds of such saddens the heart, it teaches it, at the same Jed: still had faith in human kindness ; and I dwellinirs still to be seen, some of them I time, a salutarv lesson asrainst Dresumntiori I an immovable conviction' that to do mod .'PPrv. t. finished! othera in a state of nroormw. I and securitv. and furnishes a nroof of the I was to be happy, and to be thus happy the ore uJiii-h rvntnrip kitvp w.n nnahlc Lend of his bf inff. He was not ignorant of m . . i . " " a ' . 1 P i . . ... ii mence with the South; lt those w ha constructed tliem, com-1 to erase and which seems likely to endure we use aim power oi money ; oui some. MISCELLANEOUS. Inm, or Idu- menccd at the top and worked downward, till tune itscll has ceased to destroy. ,A whose awfoldestiny, as predicted to smooth arid even surface,' then they 1 r. irhPntiorfed in the Scrio-I When the face of the cliithad been reduced ' . i C.I jfrwiaMr nfsvliitton assed in severity even I drew upon it the facade, or front elevation of the. proposed bnilding making out the foi ' ' f HAPPf AS A JKING. - - A delightful picture in its subiect and ex. eeution, with this title, has been prepared j n Lvtnfi Knviy iiui nm. i auu ukju ub ira uud ui l u win k vub eu m I .1 mi. n ....1.... ... .1. .... fcienterea Blicr !-- 5 rM . - - vm uujr aiuiuK lunu vuiqi. 1 at- a ami nnrt sTif inii 4rronr i luliuu uv iik; uuiiiukt niiu ciiistt;!. uuiiiuui I h m nni-. an lri4 rVlOUlU w - ! 4. - 1 bmkuivi viiiiu uuout ill jus j-y auu ikjiuji beit through which the tribe were, for jnese outlines still retnaui. w hen tnry og in fuI cry ai' the fun. On the upper kir unbelief and. reoeiiion, conoemneu w 1 " nvif. !. ui m m. par, poised aJolt iwto forforty years. It was we poruon u ", wkj i"1" u'-' i in unmitigated UW'1 " . I .! I I k...nl inIA lkA tjww.1 vwm.UI A knH I . . " Pan and1 Isaac, in ins propnencai v pivn-,uv" w,n;wisport. Lin which, as a patriarch, lie deliver, out the chambers and other interior apart " O tlmtl weteaking!" said theurclun. iin,uu, luuunuuwnia mo And what would ypu UoJ , Do ! Why, so that the wallsr ftjoraand-partiUons of 8Wn on th0 gate and cat'tcandy." Well, the, whole house rcmaii as nature made here he is a king, only more liarmless than them, of one continued, unbroken mass of most cf ,hcm. Would to' heaven that the rocK. wive ni me ceieDratcu caves oi Eleplianta and Ellora in India, and some 6TTl.TeWptmT there is nothing in existence like this how it was seldom connected in' his mind with more dignified associations than mar. blcs or sugar plums, and be could never (old fool that be was !j be brought to admit by any force of calculation, that it was component part of love and friendship.' his own fittings, rather than the world, he hud a shock- 1 shocking hnbit of laughing at all sorts of gravity not founded in sincerity. ite could look and feci sad at, a talc of dis. fbufore his death, describes it as a rich U iruiuui hmj e : - of heaven, and the latness of the earth, Jnlpntvof corn and wine. ..It was a Lulous rgion before the days of A bra. tin, sad was jrubably thejcwnttybrjoh CmioB of the best conunentotors and scrip. tol antiquarians; "Dfljlhcy ueiieye tne 11k a hicb bears his name in me timer 10 of an earlier date than the Pcatoleuch. fbe book is "unquestionably of very high bml I'd. I mi Cere is not the Jeast reference to him, or to e exodus . from -fcgypt ; thwg nearly nossiWe, had a event so memorable in I the'- subsequent ages of Jewish history, id we consequences of which are so in. sf range and Wonderful 'cityT The "tmique structure of the tiuildings," tire hcight,"the grandeur, tlie silence, the solitude, the air of desolation, tlie impress of antiquity, all tiquity ; and one chief argument in favor conspire to impress the mind of the behold, tbe opinion that it war writteu anterior er with sensations of sublimity and sadness, fbe booksof Moses is, that, throughout, awe and wonder, such as never can be erased from the memory. Surely, one would have ihdujrht, if any city on the face of the. earth might count with confidence on an everlasting duration, itwasEdom. So impregnable in its posi- rwoven in the civil and religions laws of tion jhe capital of a country so fertile and Ut people, taken place before the book I populous ; situated within reach of the Red m wjitten. It is the only DooK, ot any isea on tne one nana ana tne jueaiterrancan nzth, in tlie Old Testament, in which on the other, with the land of Palestine in jicre is no reference to the deliverance out immediate proximity, is promised a long JfEgypt. Edom grew up intoa'country reign of wealth, prosperity and power. maritaMc for its advances, in civilization I 1 hey had but to block up tlio narrow pass hd its progress in arts and sciences. Of by which alone the city .was approachable, tlie book of Job contains many Jnci- and if supplied with provision, it might defy the unl'ed attack of the most numer ous ami best appointed armies. For there were springs of water withiA tlie cityso that it never .could be strained in that res- pect.' rill but its magazines, and it might with hands upstretffced awl bad'a bMrf?yi "H 'fe joy. i Hiking of the-JOT"W:r . " brtinces of anv-ctation, mere physiognomi cal solemnity, excited no. emotion. Ills sister, who, in relation to him, was nltoge. thcr of the Antipodes, perpetually urged upon turn" brother you ouglit to know better. n But, poor man, he-'nevor improv- cd likeon!! children , he "was iinpnjient of leading strings, ana wouiu ue running uione lhttUghJbfcJiat jiany a lump for his pahw. I letted at last, wc grieve to say, a martyr to his.virttK?,. v... " Swing onJhcn , child .while fiioa nvijst, and be as lbippy as a King r' Caesars, and Alexanders, and Napoleons, and such like, had sjient life in some such way, swinging on a gal, cailng'cV'nd instead of deserving to swing on a gallows. ITannv as ; a" "tinT-hSnnuTf T5'in" VnT I II J - p II o I child,' while "thou niayst, and God bless tlKJ fhd. Am. Sent. Aye, " Tit fob TAT.-:-Our brethren of Eng. swing on, child, and be happy while thou mayst !" The time is slwrL I land have been manifesting great concern J Wlicre ignorance is bliss, His folly to be I about tbe sin of slavery iu this country, wise ; but nevertheless we can t help it, I and have passed sundry resolutions on tlie and every step -we take in tin's journey of I subject, and have sent over recently a letter lile helps to dispel tlie charming illusions of I a flections tely chiding us tor our iniquities. childhood ; every qny takes from us some I lut it appears that they have a beam or happy error never to return. The fugitive I something of the sort in tlieir own cWTfor enchantments ot our Swaddling clothes are at a late meeting ot the Worcester, (Mass.) superseded by the frail-wonders of-short. .Association, the following resolution was coats or roundabouts ; .these again we soon adopted : 'Rtolved, That tlie very com 11 ntal proofs. . That venerable patriarch fas himself very rich in cattle and in land, nd tlie people among whom be dwelt could it, it was evident, have been in a rude acukivate4siate There is mention of the weavers shuttle,' and of the decora. on of dress bv lewela.- War is adverted In, t bating been reduced to a system. Inere are traces, too, of the cultivation of ttronomv. The Pleiades,' ' Ohoh' and V returns are mentioned as constellations Iimiliarly known. Tliere are alsoevidcn. s of tbe cultivation of botany, and an njuaintanee with mineralogy and zoology, could scarcely exist, save after a learn to despise ; and so, as we live, we arc reasoned and ridiculed out of all our ' . 1 ja jocunu nusiaKcs, tin the - lull grown man sees things as they nre enough to behiserablc llow beautiful is that law of playfulness which governs the youth of nl created ani mals: How glorious that short-lived era of the blood, when school-boys and puppies and kittens, caper and dance, and swing on the gate by a sort ofjicccssity ! How mon use of wines, beer and other intoxica ting liquors by our English brethren, calls for a decided and solemn remonstrance on and is just wise the part of American Christians against such- practice. rerliaps "another "con. vention of the - world" had better be called to adjust this matter. We live in fine times. Every person feels a deep interest in every one's alKiirs but his own; and fault-finding and evil speaking arc the cardinal virtues of the age ! Baptist Jianner. - " '.." ......... . .... ... - . .... . defy the globe ; and from tbe fertility of the "g11""" tne irresistible gaiety of young surrounding country,-1hese werer tnsily ;-pr me iy oorn provisioned for any period of tune. The inhabitants of a capital thus situated felf into a delusion so common to human naturerthc habitxf regarding this world as the only world for which man was formed; and having till wants supplied and all dan. gers far removed, sank into self-indulgence, sloth, luxury,, and crimes . Besides,! these HOW TO KICK A NAN WITH IMPUNITY. Two gentlemen who Were walking together in Paris. M I will engage," said one to POLITICS OF THE DAY, Political IIit.rrv ' The following -apid outline of tlie state of things existing in this country prior to the election or uen. Jackson, and of tlie course pursued by" the present dominant party to secure that election is from the Introduction to a MS. History of the Ad. ministration of Andrew Jackson, during bis two terms of service, by George W'at- . r . i tt "j . lersion, Lsq., oi wis cny. . . c? ivmnnnfTinv To the hgstory of the Administration qfyVHSe- the elementary joyousness which. derives no aid from without, and rcnuirrs no stim. ulus the triumphant sense of life bursting 1 otlier, to give that man before us a out into brief transports! An! a lack-oVlpood licking, and yet he shall not be angry. lanthern! "At this sad hour of maturitv Hedid as lie had undertaken to do ; tlie we remember the throb of heart with which man turned round, and looked astonished, we used to welcome this metanhvuiml "I hoc your pajdon." said the kicker; "I stranger how we chuckled ond crowed as and mental general sins, the Edomites were guUty of tlc dazzled eye followed him through the iii.iuv:iui iiuiiuquumuu: tv no remcmiicrs duraiion of social life uiuvauon. AH ol which tro to show that I one special provocation , which in a more (he country was advanced, ot an early age, I signal manner, called down upon them the pi a state of considerable refinement. Petra. The ca nital city was called at f rst dom,but afterward obtained from its xl situation t!e name f-Pra, -which gnincs a rock. TTIie singularity- "of its f asmon strikes with wonder all beholders. a situated In a territory so roush and without regret his faith in ghosts T And then the man in the moon! There is no equivalent for the joys of childhood. But if we regret the havoc of our young fancies, liow much more may we grieve for took vou to be die Duke de la Tramouille." Tlie Duke was very handsome the kicked man very plain : he was gratified by the mistake under wnTch" lie believed he had suffered, shook ' himself, smiled, bowed, and went on his way. - lieart directs j to speak what we think and, all we think ; to despise all thpt is despica ble ; to, love our country far its own sake. and to love religion for God s sake. But , alas! what sad havoc do instruction, and wrath of heaven. Though related to the nation of Israel by kindred ties and a com. mon origin, for Esau was Jacob's brother, when that people, under a divinely ap pointed leader had brokentha. bonds of j the changes wlucfi timoand knowteug'is: Eptian tyranny, and led the house of I tablish in our moral attributes, our passions their bbndairo' to seek a better land lonr be. I affections, loves and aversions ! Learn ockyasto be almost impassable. I do-not fore promised to Abraham, tlie Edomites, learn -is the cry, until we give up all we uowanoincr spot like it, any where.-! he I instead of rejoicing at their escape, rcceiv. I lore, and bear an we hate. hue vet in outinuoua masses of mr.k are nerfectlv I fnw their armies with iovful welcnme. and tlie creen snrinir of life, untauirht and un. enuded of soil and verdure, taound coming furthering '.tlieir progress by all necessary j practiced, how eager are we to trust all a fter mound, rollin? in enormous mass. 1 sunnlies jand facilities, nosiiivclv refust'd that smile upon us ; to give all we can to J toward the shore. then muldenTv rheck. I tlifm tai mnrh na n nnasnnn ihrniifrh ftJr I all "that Want f to hve-al lohftlfv na . tlx" a and roughened by an adverse wind, territory. When -Moses bad arrived on na then, when all is in- wild eonfiwion. I thpir- frontier."hft"'Rpnt "measnirera from uched by the wand of an-enchanter, and Kadesh to the Kjng of Edorii" with this mes n an instant all is turned into stone.? There sage t- Thus saith thy brother Israel, thou 'ey stand, in confused pinnacles and hoi. I knowest all the travel that hath befallen ns; Of ahanOfl liL-O tVfttKin Altuk 11..... r...V.r.H vnn. Amxm I?rv.'r.i ami I fflnllinn nnrl llm Urnrhl mat-n U ltl tliocw. "f i&y fa a poritioa diosnwnV PweWve dwelt in'EgypjL 4Jong time; andjbative impulses and fresh desires. ; Confi. I .1- . 1 I .T . I (" . J . r. .1 I .linnAA n...... l.n Mn I I I. . 1 . 1 I we ijgypuans vexeu usy unu our luuiere. "ciiw; must iuu u iu luun aumu m-r , euari. JtAnd when we-cried nnto the Lord, he ty to listen to reason and to self: love, how .heard our voice, and sent an angel, and to keep a house over its head; hate, not to hath brought us forth out of Egypt. And behold, we are io. Kadesh, a city in the ut termost of thy border. 'Let us pass, I pray th'ee, through thy country. We will not pass through, the fields, or through the vineyards ; neither will we drink of the, water of the wells. We will go by' the king's highway. We will not turn to the riglu hand nor to the left, until we have passed thy borders. We will go by the highway; and if i and my I tricks, its shufflins wisdom andVilitical China, occ, represented as moderately. cattle drink of thy water, then I will pay chicharie, it no more resembles the open sized islands, and on the right is Formosa, thee for it I will only, without doing any soul of childhood, than a sallow; wizened larger than all the rest put together. Van thing else, go through on my feet.' But winter apple skin resembles the smoothness us otlier countries are shown as small this appeal to fraternal feelings this-modest tand fwftwss of its- Smiling face, Onw.iolislandsijJ8hould have given nn engraving : and moderate request, was answered by j an age Jndeed: one meets a man who may ot ts map, but that a true reduction to the threats and by open hostility. seem toetnhodvthe visionof thenoet. and sizeofa page i would have left out most of a especial view to iu strenrth. It is built o one of the ravines Kv i,;. .,.1,.. . J v sis mqp ivllj is traversed, and wKnaa rmtlran fan ioi lowed onlv bv tK r lth their assistance you may trace the rpproaches of the capital y but to reach it ft'Oll milot nau U i- I a ..... r , " uuvugn a cnasm two. miles ...gin, ana yet so narrow that three per. fops cannot walk in it abreast. - while the woes on either ham! r : . , , , o OlA UJ 111 113 UMred feet in oeroendictilr Kpiwht It impossible to describe thn wc WW even termr witk m,KK klo- f ne tbs bnit of a stranger who beholds for the first tim v. fu: e "...u. A CI UII9 LHIS3 luniis r-.e en nwee by which tbe city can be preached. The sky over head appears fh fB? faif Ton caught aglimpse of it Pgh some narrow apperture or window Kn Mbehugejmssetrockby I" you arc every where surrounded. here never en at all, nor UlZl .' UDIeM WDen ertical, which jaaaot be the case here, since the country i film Z lZ, g f tUnS. n the, highest point of P rocks which form the brink of the chasm PIT" sinks mora than a foot W - . . ,'; - not lie within the- tropic The only L. a n. "a wiucn can oe caugni oy .? d.eIter below, ia when ther touch at .. . L . make faces ; sincerity to hold its tongue ; scorn, to be polite; gratitude to forget; patriotism, to get an office ; and rcli;ion to seek a reward. " Men are but children of .a larger growth" is a great fib. It would be a compliment if it were true. If old age was only, ripe infancy, it would be full of at. traction . and endearment ; but, stamped with the impress of the world, withall its Ie.-viperaxce AXECPOTE. A man was taken before, a mngistralciar. iuxiugwJiilc drunk knocked down in the street a minister of religion. The prisoner was fully con victed of the offence, but at the urgent re. quest of the reverend gentleman whom he had injured, was liberated on signing, the tctotal pledge for a month. At thecxpira. tion of thu month he called at the house of thedivine, and being introduced, expressed his gratitude for the cflccts of .the pledge Ims "had submitted to, and concluded with expressing tlie utmost sorrow at not having met and knocked down his reverence thirty carjs before. A Chinese map of the worlp. It is 'two feet wide, by three and a half high ; and is almost covered w ith China. In the left hand corner, at top,; is a sea three inches square, in which are-dt-liniatcd, as small islands, Europe, England, Holland, t ranee, 1 ortugal, Africa. Holland is as large as all the rest, and Africa is not as big as the end of one's finger ! Tlie northern frontier is Russia, very large. The left corner, at the bottom, is occupied by the Western Ocesrt , as it is called, containing the Malay peninsula, prr1rywr 11 defined. Along the bottom are Uamboioa. Cochin who is therefore as " Happy as a Kng, Fortius the voice of prophecy marked their doom God, speaking by the lips of I one who has borne the shock of conflicting Isaiah, thus apostrophises the proud city interests and passions, untaught, or at least 4 Thy terribleness hath deceived thee, and unchanged ; who has pushed his way thro' the pride of thine heart, O thou that dwell- the crowd of this villainous world, and yet est in the clefts of the rock, that boldest the height of the bill. Tho' thdu shouldst make thy nest as high as the eagle, I will brine thee down from thence, saith the Lord. Also Edom shall be a desolation. in every respect of moral simplicity, still wears his bib and tucker, and eats with a spoon. Such a person makes but a bad fig. ureon " Change, and would be out of all decent costume at Court. i "' , These cwint ries alrogrrhcrr The-surruimd-ing ocean is represented as huge waves, with smooth passages or highways branch, ing off to the dilli rent countries, or islands, as they represent them. They suppose that ships which keep along these highways go safelyy but if they through ignorance or stress of weather, diverge, they soon gej among these awful billows and are lost. r- Malcomt TravtU. V . Andrew Jackson, sevrnth President the United States, 1 ,BV GEOBGK WATTEBSTON. As far back as 1823, Andrew Jack son was a candidate for the high office of f resident or the United States, lie was first nominated in Pennsylvania, by a tew friends who were dissatisfied with the can. didates then before the Public, and who conceived that the military reputation he had acquired during Uie last war might be made available to his success. It was said that, when he first heard of this nomina tion, he was disposed to regard it as a ist and uttered sume execrations at the expense of those who had thus presumed, as lie thought, to turn him into ridicule. II competitors in the political arena were . Q. Adams, then Secretary of State, Wm Crawford, Secretary" of tlie Treasury, and Henry Cla Speaker of lie Houseof Representatives. The election finally de volved upon the House, the electoral rote having been 99 for Jackson, 84 for Adams 41 tor Crawford, and 37 lor Mjit, as President of tlie United States. -Tlie two Houses assembled on the Oth of February, 1825, and proceeded to count the votes agreeably to the requisition of the Const i-1 iuiioii. Alter we resuu was prociaimea. toMhe election! ot ono of tlie three highest on tlie Iist 'ofTcamlid. ates; nd upon tlie first ballot, Mr. Adams was elected PresidcntThaving received - the votes of d3 States out of the 24, Jackson 7,andCAWT0ED4. This result was mor tifying to the friends of both tlie unsuccess ful candidates, and they soort proceeded to marslial their forces for another contest Every exertion was made by the support ers of Gen. Jackson to render him unsuc. cessful at the ensning election and the po ll ical battle was waged with great fury and maintained with intense acrimony and bit terncsS by the friends of the two candidates The i vehom"bf TbeJackson r party ; whkb bad then started into existence, was princi pally distilled upon the head of Mr. Clay, who had been appointed Secretary of State by President Adamsand who wacehsis d ed by all the Jackson presses with corrup tion in-voting for him. This charge, which had first sprung from the malevolence of n uneducated member of the House of Representatives I rem Pennsylvania, and horn Mr. day publicly denounced as a 4 dotard and a liar," was so industriously propagated by the adherents of Gen. Jack son, and -even by Jackson himself, tliat Mr. Clay found himself constrained to de ny tlie charge and refute tlie slander, which he did with his usual ability aiKl with all tlie force of truth. - He addressed a letter to all the members of Congress who had acted with him, and requested them to state candidly whether any unfair ot dishonora ble means bad been employcdpy him in the election of Mr. Adams, and their answers were entirely satisfactory to every unpre judiced mind in exculpating him from all blame. On the otlier hand Gen. Jackson was charged with' the deliberate murder of six militia men, wijh theenmc of adultery, with trnmpciing under foot tlie rights of in dividuals, and tlie laws of nations, and "with ignoTOnr-yWericc-tof temprr,-and brutality of character. One who afterwards became his warmest partizan publicly de. dared , in 1822-23, that if Gen. Jack, son was elected President of the United States, every man ..opposed to him, and wishing to support his own dignity, would be obliged to arm himsrf and guard his house wilh bulldogs end bloodhounds.''' And tlie Richmond Enquirer asserted that '4lie was too little of a statesman, too rash, too violent in his temper, his measures 'too much inclined to arbitrary government, to obtain the humble support of the ' editors of this paper, and that they trould deprecate his election as a curse upon our country." Such was the idea entertained of his charac ter wlien a. candidate for the office w hiek, as a curse upon" thecounfry, Tand a just punishment for its transgressions, he was allowed to attain. Some, indi-ed, had been duped by the sentiments lie had uttered and the pledges he had given, but tlie great mass were misled by the charm which sur rounded his military character, the love of change, and the hope of reward. In 1 9 1 6, he wrote a letter to President Monroe, which was pubTfJhcd for the-fi?ST time in 1824 1 and which contained sentiments that every? good citizen was ready to applaud and could not but cordially approve. Had lie adliered to the Course thus recommen ded to another occupying a station which heailejwarjsljddhwouIdJia his-sinccnty, and proved to the world that he was guided by integrity . and honesty, luitf sincerely disposed to actfor tlie good of his country. This letter is too memor able to be-wholly omitted. The follow ing is an extract " Every thing," the writer says, " de pends on the selection of your ministry. In every selection, party and parly feelings should be avoided. -Now is the time to ex. amine that monster called party spirit - By selecting characters most conspicuous for then probity, virtue, capacity and firmness, without any regard to party, you will go far to, if not entirely, eradicate those feel, ings which, on former occasions, threw so many obstacles in tlie way of government; and perhaps have tlie pleasure and honor of ' uniting a people heretofore politically divi ded. The Chief Magistrate of dgrVatndL powerful nation should never indulge, in party 1 1 is conduct should be liberal and - disinterested, always bearing in mind that be act! for the iru and not a part of the - community. Consult no party in your choioe."$ ' The history of his Administration will furnish another melancholy evidence of the facility with which a man can give tbe most salutary and wholesome councils toothers which he never intends to follow himself. In 1825, he resigned his seat in the Sen. ate of the Unitud States, in consequence, as he alleged, of being before the People as Candidate tor the Presidency ot the U. ., States. In hisjetter of resignation to the Legislature of Tennessee, which had then under consideration a proposition to amend the Constitution of the United States so as to limit tlie presidential service to a single term, he observed ; " " I would ga furtlier. I would impose ' provision rendering any member of Con. . gress ineligible to office under the General Government during the term for which he was elected", and for two years thereafter, except in cases of judicial office. Mem. bers, instead ofbeing liable to be withdrawn from legislating on the great interests of the nation, through prospects of Ex cutive pat. ronage, would be more liberally confided in by their constituents, while tlieir vigi- Innce would be less interrupted by party feelings and party .'exciteiiieiiisl TTieTmor. a Is of the country would be improved," 6ic. mm U this change, in the .Uunslitution. should not be obtained, and important a p. pjintments continue to devolve on the. Re presentatives in Congress, it requires no depth of thought to be convinced that cor ruption will become the order of the day. It is through thU channel that the People may expect to be attacked in tlieir consti tutional sovereignty, ami where tyranny may well be apprehended tt spring Up in some favorable emergency." "J, Gen. Jackson concluded with what one ould suppose to be a very natural .deduc tion from the positions he had laid down, namely: "It is due to myself to practise upon the maxims rceommcnrled to oAer.' How lie practised upon these maxims, (lie history of his Administration will show. His whole career was one of hypocracy, deception, and error. Not one premise that he had made did he fulfil, nor one pledge that he gavedid'he redeem. His party, which, from tlie pnspects of sue-, cess, and tlie untirng exertions they made, had rapidly increased Hi numbers, assailed Administration of Mr. Adams with great bitterness, and employed every weap on of attack to which they could resort to destroy it' Falsehoods and "calumnies of the most gross anil glaring character were propagated throughout tlie country, while the most extravagant eulogies were heaped upon the head of the military candidate whose glory had been consummated at the bottle of New Orleans. The existing Ad ministration was charged with an extrava gant and wasteful expenditure of the pub lic money ; with having paid lor construc tive instead of real missions: expending twenty-five.thpusand dollars, in furnishing tlie East-room of tlie President's house, in whifh. in .truth, itaxcnt. had beenJaid ,. i ThnniM II. Benton, New OrfcaM Argot, Aug: 10,1823. , 1Richmon Enquiirr, Oct. 14, 1624. ' out till Gen. Jackson was elected President: taking the publication.of the laws from op position editors, and giving it to those be longing to the Administration party ; with giving latitudinarian constructions to the Constitution; employing an- unnecessary number of clerks, custom-house officers, &c. It was urged on tlie other hand, by the supporters of Gcn7Jackson,- that the Presidential term should be limited to four or six years; tliat members of Congress should pot be appointed to office by the Executive, during the term for which they were elected, and for two years afterwards; that Jackson, if elected, would establish that rule, or cause the Constitution to be so amended as to make it imperative ; that he would destroy the morsstcr party, and be the President of tho Nation and not of a party? .would reform the abuses which had crept into tlie Government, or, as it was asserted, dense the Augean stable, retrench .i . . i . ... . 1 inepuouc expense's, practise tne most ngiu economy, and introduce a system of strict accouutability into all the departments of the Government. The.se promise s were reiterated with snWprseveranco and : in. dustry, in every sliape and mede, that the Peopki weredt luded into the belief that the blessings thus htl'jtjrth to the country would be realized by tlie election of Andrew Jackson to the Presidency of the United States- Tlie evils complained of, however, as fheiT rx1stingT""FPT,m0Batyi: the People neitlier knew nor felt them. The Government, ja thece.ntijywasadmin Lstered by Mr. Adams, and the able states oen who'fbrmcd his cabinet, with the strict. est regard to economy ; the officers were tXational InlelKjrrncer. My, 1821. Letter to the Legislature of Tennessee, Oct, 1825. Sf Benton's letter, Richmond Eiwuiivr Jan. A, 1827. Hi if 'St t. hi I 1 i ii I ' t I 4- i 1 r? .. r.. Jil 7r I ! -'' - i t-1 ' 1'" ! M 4i h - i ml f Jr fl , i af- 'I'. ' if

Page Text

This is the computer-generated OCR text representation of this newspaper page. It may be empty, if no text could be automatically recognized. This data is also available in Plain Text and XML formats.

Return to page view