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VOL. III-NUMBER 21.
ASIIEVILLE, N.; C, DECEMBER 9, 1842.
. WHOLE NUMBER 125
PttlNTED AI PUBLISHED WEEKLY
BY J. II. CHRISTY & C04 ;
PuUUiertoftfo Law of tht United State.
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Iuepiratlon of Scripture.
We shall, first, inquire concerning the
nnture of inspiration in general, and of that
kind of it which we ero to ascribe to the
New Testament; and, secondly, that it wus
undoubtedly written by such Inspiration.
By inspiration is meant any supernatural
influence of God upon (he mind of a rational
creature, whereby it is formed to any do.
greo of intellectual improvement, beyond
what it could huvo obtained in a natural
way. Of this supernatural influence on the
minds of men tliero are various sorts and
decrees. ' '.
. 1. If a person be discoursing either in
word or writing, and God do miraculously
watch over his mind, and however secretlj
direct it in such a munner as to keep him
more secure from error, than ho could hate
been merely by the natural exercise of his
faculties, wo should say he is Inspired, aid
wo would call this an inspiration of super
2. If this influence should act in such a
degree as absolutely to exclude all mixture
of error, in a declaration of doctrines or
facts, we might then call it a plenary super,
intending inspiration, or a full inspiration.
Now a book, the contents of which are
true, may bp said to be written by a full
inspiration, though it contains many thingi
which the author might hare known and
recorded by the mere use of his natura
faculties, if there bo others which he did
not know by these means: or if on the
whole, a freedom from alt errors would not
in fact have been found, unless God had
superintended his mind and pen. Again,
a book may be whiten by 114,11 inspiration
though tho author be left to the choice of
Iiis own words and phrases, provided the
whole contents of it bo true. . Now, this is
tho kind of inspiration which we affirm of
the books of the Mew 1 estament, , as they
came out or the nanus of the apostles.
3. There are two other kinds of inspira
lion, which belong in a considerable degree
to many parts of Scripture though it is
nmtlioir expedient, material, or safe to as
tort that they run through the whole of it.
the first of theso is an inspiration of eleva
tiunj when tho faculties, though they act
in a regular manner, are nevertheless ele
vutcd in an extraordinary degree, so that
the performance is more truly eublirrto, no
ble, and pathetic, than what codld be pro.
duced by the force of natural genius : and
if any excellency in tho performance itself
can speak it to bo moro than human, pro.
mictions of this sort are to bo found in
Scripture: and tho rank and education of
some of the sacred penmen render the hand
of Uod peculiarly conspicuous in the sub.
limity and luster of their writings.
4. Tho other, which is the highest kind
of inspiration, is called immediate sugges
ti'ii ; and takes place when tho use of our
faculties arc superseded, and God does, as
it wcrn. stxinlf nirpf tlw to tlin mini! t mnkinrr
sucn discoveries to it as it could not other,
wise have obtained, and dictating the very
words in which- these discoveries are to bo
communicated to others : and, no doubt, to
an inspiratiorrof this kind the book of lie
vvktioh owes its original, as well as some
other pa rts of Scripture. Though to assert
not all, leads into great dimculues; nor is
it necessary to assert it, since a full inspira
tion secures their credibility. Let it only
be remarked, that though there may be a
full inspiration, where neither of the latter
kinds takes place, yet we must allow, that
an inapiration of suggestion must always
imply a full superinlcndency. 7
5. We shall show, secondly, that this
full inspiration, of the New Testament fol.
lows from the "acknowledged truth of the
history which it contains, in all its leading
ATOilutfiirhcnTthe crcdibitilv6f the
HdTng facts in the Gospels, that Jesus
Christ lived, died, rose again, dec., tho sys
tern of doctrines delivered in them must be
irue also, and their truth must bo insepara.
Wc from them. , , . - '
But when we take a view of these' amaz
' fact in the Acts of the Apostles, our
faith is strengthened. Thore we- read of
'he Spirit's descent on theso men, enabling
them, illiterate, poor, and -weak as thoy
crc, not only to speak all languages, but
to work all miracles, and to jspread their
doctrines over all nations. And when we
reflect who and what the apostles were, how
ley were favored and assisted of God,
'hat difficulties they underwent, what sue.
cess they had, &&, our veneration for their
writings must bo unparalleled. : And it is
impossible that men sent out and attended
ith such credentials, should be so left of
"w, amiusi an me tokens they had of his
parental care, as to mingleerrur with sound
doctrine, and their own fancies with that
delation which we are sure they received.
Opinion or the woitD. Dr. Johnson
nad a veneration for the voice of mankind
wyond what most people will own ; and as
w liberally confessed that all his own dis
appointments proceeded from himself, ho
hated to hear othlrs complain of general
injustice.; I lemtniber what lamentation
was made of the scelect shown to Jeremi.
ah Markland, a gieat philologist, as some
one ventured to c u mm. ; " lie is ft schol.
la r, undoubtedly, sir," replied Dr. Johnson';
"but remembci that he would "run from
the world, arid tit it is bot tho world's
business to run aier him., 1 bate a fellow
whom pride, 01 cowardice; or laziness
drives intoacorntr, and does nothing when
he is there but sitand growl! let hitn come
out as I do and birkn ; ,
Recipe for cchiJto bams.-To one peck
of coarse mxlugrmnd vtrv fine, add 2 quarts
of molasses, (sweet,) and half an ounce of
Uayenne pepcf j, mix together thoroughly,
(it will look like- very fine .brown sugar.
JLTiis is sufficient for 250 lbs. of hams. To
a ham of 15 lb. weight, toko a heaped table
spoon full of saltpetre) and rub it with the
hand on the flesh side of the ham, (tho pe
tref being pounded very Cue in a mortar,)
rubUng it well in. Coyer the flat side of
th ham with the mixture, one-eighth of an
Uch thick .-"-putting it on with the hand
place tho hams then, level as may be in a
tub, skin side down in layers, and place on
the top of them heavy weights. Let them
stand three weeks ; change them by putting
those at the top at tho bottom ; weight them
again ; let them stand three weeks longer.
Hang them up, knuckled down, for a day or
two;, then smoke for six weeks, putting a
hrc in smoke-house only every other day
Green maple or hickory is best, and the
fire should be as far from meat as possible,
the colder the smoke, tho better. In
cutting hams, always have the leg sawed
off below the knee joint, and do not take
off tho joint until the ham is boiled ; boil a
quarter of an hour to each pound.
To preservo hams after they are cured,
I have found the easiest and best way to
dip the ham into a white wash of quick
lime, until it is completely covered with the
lime, and then hang up the ham, (knuckle
down again,) in a dark, perfectly dry, cool
place. No insect will trouble them. .The
white wish should be about as thick as good
Henry Vonng Stilling.
Henry ,Yourig3Siilling; was an eminent
physician in the service of the Grand Duke
of Baden. lie died in the year 1821, and
consequently was well Known to persons
now living. Mis career was an eairaordi.
nary one. Dy hl3 skill as an oculist, he
restored more blind persons to sight, than
there are miracles recorded of our Saviour
himself. I have been acquainted' with some
of his children and grand children, and
feel no doubt of the entire accuracy of the
fucts about to be related. Stilling was an
intimate friend of the German poet Gcethe,
who will not bo accused of credulity or. su
perstition, and it was on Goethe's sugges
tion that ho published the account of his
own life from which the following incidents
are taken. Gcethe, in his. autobiography,
... f .:n:... iil . 1 i .
standing "and an enthusiasm for all that is
good, right and true in tho utmost possibles
purity, llis course ot hio had been very
simple, and yet had abounded with events,
and a manifold activity. The element of
his energy was an impregnable faith in God.
and in an assistance immediately proceeding
from him, which jobvfously justified itself
in an uninterrupted provision, and an infal
liblo deliverance from every distress and
every evil. Ho had experiehcedhumerous
instances of this kind in his life, and they
had recently been frequently repeated ; so
that, though he led a frugal life, yet it was
without cars and with trio greatest cheer
fulness ; and ho applied himself more dili.
gently to his studies, although he could not
reckon on any certain subsistence from one
quarter of a year to another. I urged him
to writo his life, and be promised to do so
Such is the unequivocal testimony of
Gcethe, who was most intimately acquaint.
ed with him, and surely no one will say
that Goethe was a man to- bo beguiled by
religious fanaticism, especially toward the
latter part of his life, when ho wrote tho
sentences 1 which I have just quoted. -
In youth, Stilling was extremely poor.
destitute of the common comforts of lifo.
After aJoni: seasoriofanxietv and prayer.
he fetrsatisfied thatirwas jho wilt of God
that ho should go to auniversity," and pre-
Fare himself for tho medical profession.
le did not, at first, make choice of a uni
versity, but waited for an intimation from
his heavenly Father; for as he intended to
study simply from faith, he would not fol.
low bis ownrwill in any thing. .Throe
weeks after he had come to this determina.
tion, a friend asked him whither he intend.
cd to go. He replied he did not know.
" Oh," said she, ' our neighbors Is," going
to Strasburg to spend the winter there ; go
with him.11 This touched Selling's heart ;
he felt that this was the mtimatiou he had
waited for. Meanwhile Mr. T. himself en.
tered the room, ajnd was heartily pleased
with the proposition.
The whole of his welfare now depended
on his becoming a physician, and for this, a
thousand dollars at least were requisite, of
which he could not tell in the wholo world
where to raise a hundred. , Ho neverthe
less fixed his confidence firmly on God, and
reasoned as follows : God becins nothine
without terminating it gloriously ; now his
most certainly true, that he alone has or.
dercd my present circumstances entirely
without my co-operation. Consequently,
it is almost' certainly true, that he will ac
complish every thing regarding toe in a
manner worthy of himself. - Ho smilingly
said to his friends, who Were, as poor as
as himself I wonder from what quarter
my heavenly Father will provide me with
money." .When they expressed anxiety,
be said, " Btrieve assuredly, that ho who
was able to food a thousand people with a
little bread, Uvea still, and to him I commit
myself. He will certainly find out means.
Do not be anxious, the Lord will provide."
r. r orty-six 'dollars wa s all tnat ho could
raise for his journey, "rile nwt unavoidable
delay on the way, and while in r rankiort
three days' rido from Strnsburir, he had
but a single doll r iefC . He said nothing
about it to any one, but waited for the assis
tancc ot his heavenly rather. Ashe was
walking the street, and praying inwardly,
ho met Mr. Lt, a meichant from tho place
or his residence who says to mm: "bull
ing, what brought you here 1n " I am go
irig to Strasburg to study medicine."
" Where do Vou get your money to study
with !" " I have a rich Fatlicr in heaven.'"
Mr. LTlooked steadily at him, and. inquired
"How much money have you got on hand?"
" Ono dollar,"." So," says Mr. L. 'i Well
I'm one of your Father's stewards, and
handed him thirty.throo dollars. Stilling
felt warrrL tears in his eyes ; says he, "
am. now rich enough, I want no more."
This first trial made him so courageous
that he no longer doubted that God would
help him through every tiling. '
He had been but a short timo in Stras
burg when his thirty dollars had again been
reduced to one", on which account he begun
again to pray very earnestly. ' Just Dt this
timo one morning, his room mate, Mr. T.,
soys to him, " Stilling, I believe you did
not bring much money wiih you," and of.
fered him thirty dollars in gold, which he
gladly accepted as in answer to his prayers.
In a few' months the time arrived when he
must pay the lecturer's fee, or have his
name struck from the list of students. The
money was to bo paid by six o'clock Thu re
day evening. Thursday morning came,
and he had no money, and no means of
getting any. Tho day was spent in prayer
Five o'clock in the evening came, and yet
there was no money. His faith began al
most to fail ; he broke out into a perspira
tion ; his face was wet with tears. Some
one knocked at the door" come in," said
he. It was Mr; R., the gentleman of whom
be had rented the room. " I called." said
he, to see how you liked your room 1
"Thank you," said Stilling, "Mike it
very nrtch.". Says Mr. I thought !
would ask you another question; have you
brought any "money with you ?" 1 Stilling
says, he now felt like llabakkuk when the
angel took him by the hair of the head to
carry him to Babylon.- He answered, " No
I have no money." Mr. It.', looked at him
with surprise, and at length said, " I see
how it is. God has sent me to help you."
He left-tha. room , and soon returned with
Stilling says, ho then felt like Daniel in
the lion's den, when llabakkuk brought him
his food. Ho threw himself onrther ffoor,
and thanked uod with tears, lie then
wont to tho collegoimdaid his fee as well
as the best. . 1 "
His wholo college lifo was one sci ies of
just such circumstances.- He was often in
want of money, but he never asked man for
it, for he had no man to ask ; he asked God
fur it, and it a! was came when ho needed it,
Was he authorized lo enter on a course of
study with such prospects and such expecta
tioiTfal. lho leadings of Providence werel
such, that he- had not a shadow-of doubt it
was his duty to enter on this course of study;
hoD raved ferventlv for Divino truidancc.
and felt that he had it ; he availed himself
of all tho lawful means in his power for the
supply of his wants, andwhen ho Had no
means of his own, ho asked help of uod,
and never failed to receive what ho asked
for. He became one of the most useful
physicians, arid one of tho greatest" bcne-i
factors to the poor that the world has ever
seen, lie restored sight, during bis lite, to
nearly five thousand blind people, most of
whom were very poor, and unable to render
him any pecuniary reward. What strong.
cr proofs can wo havo that God was his
guide? ' .
Seven wonders of drunkenness.
1. That any rational "being should turn
his back on homo'? sweet . homo" and
mako the tavern hiFabiding pldceTwhere
he i? tempted to' spend hia hard-earned mo
ney, and when it is all gone, is turned out
of doors. Is not this a wonder?
2. That ho should voluntarily take the
money which he earns, and give it, to sun.
port and adorn the wife and children of the
tavern keeper, who in return gives him ru
ined health, blighted character and empty
pockets. Is not this a wonder T '
3. Tint any rational being could listen
to tho insinuations of those- interested in
his degradation and ruin, and take for eno-
mica the persons who would persuade him
to look well tar his own home, his own wife.
his own children, his own health and his
own pocket. Is not this a wondor t
4. -1 hat brute beasts should drink only
pure water, and that, only when they are
dry ; and that man, rational man, heaven,
instructed, soul possessing, immortal man,
should not only drink when he is not dry,
but should prefer for-his beverage, liquid
fire. Is not this a wbndef ? ",'"4
5. That when men are walking in a way
which brings wretchedness on themselves
and troublo and distress on all about them
and they are advised to forsake the path,
there should be, so much difficulty as is
found m getting them to try. Is not this
C. That a human being, wholly depend,
ent on tho God that made him, should wan.
tonlvt unirratefullVi and- auduo.imi.slv flv in
c ; j w -7 J "j
the facotif his Creator and Redeemer, as
the drunkard especially does,, and yet he is
sparednbt only days, but sometimes years
before H)ie sentence goes forth, 44 Cut it
down 1 why ctlmbereth it the ground ?" Is
not this a wonder?" ' '
7r That while drunkenness is emptying
our churches and schools, and crowding
our 'tails and bridewells, and whila Total
Abstinence Societies are, by the blessing of
uod, reclaiming many drunkards from their
ruinous, habits, tho vast majority of chrjs,
tian ministers and other professors of tv:
ligion should continue to drink those liquors
which make men drunkards and to treat
the total abstinence causo with indifference,
contempt or opposition.. Is not this a won.
der? - - ' . ''
,' From tho Western Christian Advocate.
V Church and State.
; ' " COMMON SCHOOLS. " " ' f
In the State of New York, the Roman
ists, by emplojing tho balance of power,
have procured tho passage of .a law which
will shortly destroy tho excellent school
system of tho State, especially the schools
in New York city. The Roman Catholics
know very well that tho general instruction
ol all the people, particularly if the Bible be
introduced, will prove ultimately injurious
to their Church. At present they cannot
destroy the common schools ; but their at
tctnpta are directed towards crippling their
operations, so as finally to render them
useless. In this and other matters, they
have united with tho Democratic party, as
best suited to answer their purposes, and
they have generally succeeded. Tho Whig
party and press however have, for tho most
part, most ? wooingly solicited their aid,
though heretofore with little success. But
the Jesuits, whose policy now govern the
Roman Church, will be ready to change
from side to side, as often, and as soon as
necessary. Still, from present oppearan.
ces, they are likely fo cling for many years
to tho sido of the Democruls, and cajole the
Whigs with promises, and occasional votes,
to save appearances, in order to induce
them to remain silent, as it regards bring
ing formally by name the members of the
Church of Rome into the contest.
Tho New York Spectator, however.tha't
a few years. since took no doubtful part in
favor of ilamanists, in regard to nuns and
nunneries, speaks out very plainly concern-
ing his Roman neighbors. 1 ho school
question is now madoa political ono in tho
city of New. York, with the Romanists
claiming the aid of the Democrats, and the
Whigs asking the help of Protestants.'T'ho
Romanists have commonced this'sectarian
course ; and tho timo is-not likely far dis.
tant when the political parties will be, not
Democratic and Whig, but Popish and Pro-
testanl Tha Protestants havo not done this ;
but the Romanists are tho aggressors.
These latter will also continue to do so un
til they are completely foiled by, Protestant
vocs. v Wo deplore these scctariitffpolitics.
AS ft specimen, wo give tho following ex
tract from ihp New York Spectator, which
will servo as a sample of the unpleasant and
anarchical stato of things into which we
are about to enter, Tho ditTercnt Proles,
tant Churches havo lived, and wo believe
would live harmoniously together, as fellow
citizens and fellow Christians ; and it is
distressing that the peace of this great Pro
testant country made what it is by unaided
chy by the congregation in this country of
tho low Irish and German Komunists, who
are completely under the control of their
priests. Ihe priests are controlled by tho
bishops, and theso by tho popes ; so thut
what is decided on at Rome is carried out
into effect, through tho confessional, anion"
al! tho Romanists of tho United States. But
to tho "extract 1 T 7 T
John II. Williams.. ..This gentleman is
nominated as the Whig candidato for Con.
gress in tho 4th Congressional district, in
opposition to William B. Maclay, the bish
op s candidate, wo say emphatically the
oisnop s canuiuuic ior wo usseri 11 iear-
lessly and we challenge the friends of Mr.
Maclay to c6ntradict our assertion if they
can, that be was nominated, not because
ho was the man jnoat approved by his par.
tyf but because ho had subserved the views
of Bishop Hughes, in his opposition Jo the
Public School Society.' Ho was put in hoT
mi nation by the Roman Catholics as a re
ward for hist services) that body of Chris
tians. William B. . Maclay, the son of a
Baptist minister, is to be rewarded with a
scat in the Congress of the United States
for betraying the Protestant cause, and the
cause of sound common school education,
and the Roman Catholic population of his
district expect that American Protestants
will assist them in bestowing that reward. .
We hope they will be disappointed, and
we call first upon the Baptists, and there are
ne sounder Protestants, we call upon the
Methodists, whose zeal and piety are known
of all men, wc call upon the Presbyterians,
Dutch Reformed, and tho Episcopalians, to
withhold the reward let not, we beseech
yoQ, the thirty pieces of silver be paid, al
though tho traitor may think he has earned
tkcra. .Without tho co-operation of Pro
testants, this man cannot be elected. This
is no mere party question,' or ratber it is
the mingling of a new ingredient m party
politics a political party is called Upon to
pay a reward promised by tho he&d of a
religious denomination. Will the demo
crats of the 4th district sanction this new
principle TUnuscdju we are to do so, wo
appeal to our political opponents on this
subject; we ask them to keep asunder, in
all political movements wide as the poles,
Church andStnte. And ; where, too, are
the parents who send thei r children to those
excellentinstitutions, the public schools, the
very jewels of our city. Under tho present
law, the passage of which was greatly aided
by tho lexertions of William B. Maclay,
these, schools cannot, exist unother year.-
We asSert this with certain knowledgo of
what we say ; tjnless the law is kepkal.
ED OS AMENDED THB PUBLIC SCHOOLS CANNOT
EXIST ANOTHER TEAR.
" PlCTUBB OF FEMALES IN SvEIA. In the
Travels of Mrs. Smith, she writes that tho
Syrian females are not attentive to personal
cleanliness, and their apparel is precisely
such" as the Apostle recommended that
Christian females should a Void, while the
ornament of a meek and quiet spirit is
wholly thrown out of the account They
have no books, no means of moral or in
tellectual improvement. It is considered a
disgrace for a female to know how to read
and write, and a serious obstacle to her
marriage, which is tho principal object of
tho parent's heart. This abhorrence to
learning in females exists most strongly in
tho higher classes. Nearly every pupil in
our school is very indigent. Of God's word
they know and understand nothing; for a
girl is taken to church perhajw but onco a
year, where nothing is seen among the
women but talking and trifling'; of course
she attaches no solemnity to the worship of
God. No sweet domestic circle of father,
mother, brother, and sister, all capable of
promoting mutualcheerfulncss and improve
ment, greets her lit her own house. . The
men sit and smoke their pipes in one apart,
ment, While in another tho women cluster
upon the floor, and with loud and vocife.
rous voices gossip with their neighbors.
Tho very languogo of the females is of a
lower order than that of the man ; and alto
gether tho Syrian females are far from
being attractive in any respect ; though in
stances of personal beauty are not rare.
The Stuffed Cat.
An old chiffionier (or rag picker) died in
Paris in a stato of the most abject poverty.
His only relation was a niece, who lived'as
a servant with a green grocer. Tho girt
always assisted her uncle as far as bef slen.
der means would permit. Whefishe learn,
ed of his death, whichtook place sudden,
lyjshe was on ths-point of marriage with
a journeyman baker, to whom she had long
bcenattotlied. The nuptiul day was fixed,
but Suzctte had not yet bought her wedding
clothes. . She hastened to tell her lover that
tho marriage must bo deferred ; she wanted
tho price of her bridal finery to lay her un
cio decently in tho grave. Her mistress
ridiculed tho idea, and exhorted her to leave
the old man to bo buried by charity. Su-
zette refused. The conscquenco was
quarrel, in which the young woman lost at
once her placo and her lover, who stded
with her mistress. She hastened to the
miserable garret, where her uncle had ex.
pired, and by tho sacrifice, not only of her
wedding attire, but nearly all the rest of her
slender wardrobe, sho hud the old man dc.
ceutly interred. Her pious task fulfilled,
she sat alone in her unclo's room weeping
bitterly, when tho master of her faithless
lover, a young good looking man entered.
" So myStizelte, I find you have lost your
place !; ' said he, " I am come to ofler you
ono for lifo. Will you marry me?"
11 1 sir ! ou arekTngT" "
" Nofuith, I want a wife, and I'm sure I
san't find a better."
" But every body will laugh at you for
marrying a poor gu i Uko mOil'.
" Oh ! if that is your only objection, we
shall soon get over it ; come, come along,
my mother is prepared to receive you."
Suzctte hesitated no longer, but she wish,
cd to take with her a mcmoriul of her do.
ceased uncle ; it was a cat hp had for ma
ny years. The old man was so fond of the
animal, that ho Was determined that even
death should not separate them, for ho had
her stuffed and placed her on tho tester of
As Suzclto took duwn puss sho tittered an
exclamation of surprise at finding her so
heavy. 1 lie lover hastened to open ihe
animal, when out fell a shower of gold.
There' were a-tbousandionisxoriccalEdin
tho body of the cat, and this sum, which
tho old miser had starved himself to amass,
became the just reward of tho worthy girl
and her disinterested lover.
Encouragement to Politicians. The
editor of the Richmond Whig thus sarcas
tipalty remarks on the general subject of
politics, as at present understood in this
" We end, then, as we began that poll.
tics are in this country a huge brier-patch,
through which the smallest creatures make
their way with least harm. Rabbits and
"reptiles (things that can creep and wriggle)
get along best. Any thing larger, unless
fenced with the skin of a jackass, has to
take clearing tools, (the "brier hook and
grubbing hoe,) and will come out at last
with an empty belly nd a plenty of nothing
but scratches." '
Compoind essemcs ht MuNxeaa. David R.
Porter, Governor of Pennsylvania, being1 lately
sued by A. J. Rolhfock, a house Carpenter, for $55,
beinr, a balance doe lor wor.. 00. bis boose, plead
ed privilege as Governor to be exempted frotn ar.
rest, and for the abatement of the writ ! Is not
this the lowest depth of meanness 1 This same
Governor has repeatedly pardoned his political
friends, who were chirped with crimes, in advance
of their trial by tho laws of Pennsylvania. 8.
- For tho Meetcngor.
. A Circular.
. TV the friends and member of the Henderson'
County Temperance Society 1
The undersigned were appointed, at a
late meeting of tho Henderson Temperance.
Society to address a circular letter tQ thd
members and friends of said society, through
the columns of 'tho, Messenger and, 111
obedience to that appointment, they beg
leavo to present the- following short and
imperfect epistle - - ;
. The committee beg leavo to staid in tho'
outset, their firm and unwavering convict
tiun of tho great and growing evil of iii;
temperance, and that, in . their humblo
opinion, it is the cause of two-thirds of the
crime, pauperism, misery, and' wretched
ness in our whole country, and none thd
loss" so in our own county than elsewhere;
We see it on every sidej and too strongly
marked on the countenances of many of
whom we hoped better things, and who are
near and dear to us as citizens, neighbors,
and relatives. But tho fatal cup, the en.
chanting bowl, tho smoking distillery, and
idle worshippers at tho shriuo of Bacchus
prove too strong lor ordinary family re
straints. Therefore wc call most earnestly
upon all the friends of temperance in our
county to como up with us, and uso all their
influenco to put down this mighty monster,
by all reasonable and peocoablo means ;
and cau.tt it no longer to smoko from our
pent up fires, and brass worms. Wo bo.
licvo that iillpness, habit and custom hondi
ed down to us, (and not tho lovo of it) is
the real causo of s j much dissipation in
our cortirrlunity. ' Therefore, if we can by
any means persuade thoso persons addicted
to bad and intempcrato habits to abandon
them, wo shall confer a lasting good upon
thembclves and the community at large.
There is no ono at this day so ignorant
as to contend for any benefits arising front
intemperance; yet hundreds are pursuing
what their conscience condemns, and what
they know to bo wrong. Should we not
then, endeavor to persuade lhcmtofonow
the dictates of a clear conscienceand leave
off their habits of extravagance, waste,
disgraco and final .run ? Certainly wo
ought: we are-bound to do it, at least as
far as hcads"and members of fumilies, as
well as for our own and the public good.
I Let us come out sword in hand, and tell who
we are for, and get all the recruits we can
from the bloated and desolating ship of dis.
sipation. There is" every thing to encour.
age and nothing to dishearten us. An
army or nation never triumphs where there
is no foe to contend with. No. The greater
tho foo tho greater the fight, the hotte'f'
the war the sooner the peace, and the creat.
er the triumph when victory is gained.
True, our number compared to the mass is
small t but wo have truth, justice, and hu
manity on our side, nothing to loose and
much io gain. - Therefore, if we all pull to
gether, we can,' we shall, wo will Bucceed.
We need only the countenance, tho pres.
ence, and support of all who are On our
side, to givo us success; And wo call most
earnestly and affectionately upon all who
have or intend to sign the pledge, to lend us
their aid and co-operation, by attending
our public meetings, getting as many sign
era us they can, and by doing all they cad
at home and abroad lo stay intemperance,
and spread the principles of our good causo
far and wide. There is a great work to
uo, and we must be instrumental in doing a
part of it., And to tho ladies Ave most re.
spectfully prcsont the cause, knowing that
without them "it i3 a gone case' but with
their kindly aid wo can do wonders yet un
known. And wo hopo to seo them in fuJ
turo gracing and cheering, us on at our
public meetings. The temperance cause, w
spreadi ng-te rror -and desolal ion into thd
haunts vf dissipation, and' gladJentng tho
hearts of thousands who once groaned un
der its withcringfnfliicnce. . Tho spark ha
become a flume, and is spreading far and
wide. Let us, then, arise in tho ihujesly
of our cause, unfurl our barihers, and hold
aloft the standard till odr own ccunty shall
bo blessed' with a Universal daily baptism
of cold water in place of liquor." Lei
"Total abstinence from all that inloxi'
catcs"beengraven and,1oal in every breeze,
in every public place, and in every house;
then wn ahull huva nt-aca arid nlentv. Wa
might greatly enlarge but we forbear, with
tho hope that a lonz pull, a stronz pull, and ,
the causo in our county. A public meeting
of ..trie society will be field the day befurd
Christinas in Hcndersonvtlle, whenwo hopd
to see all our friends, far and near. And
wo ipvito them to procure all tho names
they can and bring them with their owners1
along. At tho above meeting, tho consti.
tutbn and by-laws will be reud, and an op.
portunity presented to those who wish to
become members to ioin. Wo would sue
gest tho propriety, of forming auxiliaries
wherever a sufficient number can be found
to warrant it ; thereby increasing an inte.
rest in the subject throughout the county
Tlie speakers on tho occasion of the above
named meeting will doubtless be given in
James M. Epnet ,
IL T. FABXE&
A SnaL or Govr.asoM amo Governors w A
Snarl. Governor King sent Governor Arnold to
Governor IInlbard, to tnke Govsrnor Dorr, but
Governor Hubbard told Governor Arnold Upjfclf
Governor King, that he Governor Hubbard,
would not duliver to him, (Governor Am ld,) Go
vernor Dorr, for the gratification of Governor
Kinr, as he. Governor Hubbard,, did nit think
that be. Governor Kng aa a Gwrnpr- after all
and therefore bad no right to send a Govemof
to a Governor for Governor.