ppy new year
atrons, and to
and that Mrs Clay had be
Inm. in sickness and in health.
.,...- - ... . 1
This is as.brief a synopsis as" wr.
Dossibly give, of this connexionLo$jtJ
world has heard so much. Jfr . ertJiiS
form whicli all are bound to belieujeVj. I
refuted bv other evidence. . C VI
not a copy ot his paper lv&inVi nrt . '
ain that he has abused the SiibTrifSsW: V'.L
all intents and purposes. Butrwhat Hofs '
say now? Why, in speaking of 0lie'x : J
V, who, not
la re of pub-
oc with under
tempts to sink his
Jelon than he whom
penitentiary for steal
Ttually steal his neigh-
tamlerhiines him in this way?
of the mechanics of the coun-
What class dares pretend to uure
tfXtabiliry and honesty?) will answer in
1 j '
f SAMPSON COUNTY.
of Democratic Republican
!oJ citizens ot nampson ouuiy, ueiu n me iuuu
- -i HnnsA in Clinton, nn the 18th December,
rl84l. On motion, Edward C. Gavin, Esq.
chair, and Patrick Mur-
yafg P liat.k.
wrTtce given ot
,n;ove to introduce n h'rit
was called to the
nhv, Esq., was appointed Secretary,
motion Kichard C. Holmes, John Boykin,
i Curtis C. Oates, William L. Robinson, Joseph
D. Parker and William C. Draughon were
appoinieu a commmee io urun uu itrwn
resolutions expressive o the sense ot tne meet
iug on the present aspect of the politics of the
country and in , relation to the contemplated
JTiy of the corrations of the-j Convention to be held in Raleigh on the. lCth
law till Jul v next, ahd to extend YJatfory5 to nominate a candidate for the of
risioua to the banking corporations. ffic of Governor of this State, bald Corn-
Easy times, high prices for produce, and high
These were promised by the whigs, when
they should get into power. They told the
people that it was Mr Van Buren and his
sub-treasury that caused l lie hard times two
years ago. Well! they turned out Mr Van
Buren and repealed the sub-treasury, and
what have we now? Why worse ami worse!!!
Money is scarcer times harder produce
lower wages lower, and on the back of all
this, the Whigs at the Extra Session passed
a revepue bill laying a tax upon Salt, Molas
ses, Sugar, Iron, feteel, and all the necessa
ries of life they created a Government debt
of twelve millions increased the expenses
of the Government abtfut eight millions be
yond the last year of Mr Van Buren given
away $25,000 of the peoples' money to the
rich widow of Gen. Harrison, after burying
her husband with all the pomp and show ot
a royal pageant, at the expense of $3,200
and after furnishing the President's house with
$6,000 more of costly furniture. What was
too costly for Mr Van Buren, was not good
enough for Gen. Harrison! Surely the peo
ple will never trust the Federalists with pow
Government Bank and ttayJfrklV- f 1
one among the many Whigs '. h.jnse''
such holy horror of a Governm, '
which he called the &ib--Trsly x
chequer he says: "We do not likettre p'rece-.
dent ot making the iJtntraU pkrvernment n
Banker, but we do not see that we can. Jo
better than to accept it," Stc. &c. Hefe.Jne.
acknowledges it to be a GOVERNMENT
15AINK; still it will be accepted for the sake
of keeping together that conglomerated mass
known as the "Whig parly." Such princi'
pies as these are not agoing to do'. The-Sub-Treasury
was brought forward and
passed by the Democratic party, "and the
Federal party would" not rest until they re
pealed it, merely because it was a Demo
cratic measure. . Now the same Federal
party have brought forward a far more odi
ous measure,-and they think it will do.;
As long as party prejudice is cherished in
this country to this extentr we may expect
no stability in the laws. What one side
builds up another tears down. A miserable
condition of things, indeed.
Our attention was' called at too late an
hour for an extended notice of an article, ap
pearing in the Journal of Commerce received
yesterday morning, which has excited n
much feeling in this community, that we un
derstand the subscribers to tint paper intend
returning the number and ordering the paper
discontinued. Thisjs the true way to tre.nf
such conduct, and God grant that the eyes of
the South may be opened to the'fact before
i is too late. Some one signing himself T.
L. paid the Journal of Commerce for pub-"
ishing the ariicle, which was tsken from the
New York Evangelist. This verifies the re-
maik of Bishop Hughes, that the Journal of
Commerce is what it always has been and
alwavs will be the Journal of Commerce.
'alhmid ihe molion. lie
called the alteiiuotpnot-only of Senators,- but
,f friends I of tho whole country, to the importance ot tnis
fraTy to all usage I question. ...... r
.rnmmilteo. " .1 ir iving snoue w4iiiv4tiui:BMpeMig ui, uiu
je was utterly opposed to injustice of England, dnd of her fnany. out
.JtTtho CommtttesB on Military I rages against thesettled principles of the laws
a'hft obiect 'of the biMs'lto repeal of nations ; and denounced her arbitrary pre-
-TTw disoosin of the procts oT sales from j tensions with reference to the question of
the public lands - und th(&rfiTa3 pot ger- slavery. . ' y -
mane to any object osu'nconiing withiu . "Mr Preston, on behalf of the Committee on
the jurisdiction of the-iuitary Committee. Foreign Relations said that committee would
It was more a questioffne contended, of gen- give it such consideration as the importance
eral policy, or cif finance ; and the main point, of the subjpet demanded. It was one which
repeal, was net a matter with which the mili- had been the subject of diplomatic discussion
tary Committee had properly any thing to. do. and correspondence between this Govern-
He was in doubt whether the bill should be ment and England for many years. He be-
committed at all. It was an insulated pro- lieved the position assumed by the British
position, fresh in the memory of every Sena- authorities on this question was totally unten-
tor, and required no investigation ou the part able, and at variauce with the laws of na-
of any committee. The Senate was prepared tions.
to meet the question, and he was prepared to The debate continued at some length, and
meet it bluff. . J was of an interesting character, but we have
He contended that the condition "of the j not room or time to give even a brief sum-
Treasury was annallinsr, and that there would mary of it. It will be given at length in the
be a large deficit next year nearly fourteen Congressional proceedings.
millions. He was therefore opposed to pledg- The subject was then referred to the Com
ing any specific amount annually to defeuces, mittee on Foreign Relations, and ordered to
hut would vote for such amount as was from I he priuted.
time to time required. They wanted all the Mr Benton gave notice of his intention to
money they had, and would have to borrow to iutroduc-e a bill for postponing the operation
carry on the Government. For one, he could -sof the bankrupt law till July next, and making
not say that he had not changed his mind as provision tc include all insolvent banks in its
to the propriety of the passage of the distribu- operations.
tion bill hist session. The policy lie belie v- House, Wednesday, Dec. 22, 1 841.
ed uuwise ; but that it was unconstitutional, Several petitions were presented anil re
he did not believe, lie was prepared Jo re- fe, red to appropriate committees ; after which,
trace his steps if the interests of the country the order ot the day was taken up, being Mr
demanded it. - -
The debate was further continued by Mr
Linn, Mr King, Mr Calhoun, andMr Wood
bury, in favor of committing the bill and a
gaiust the policy, of the distribution to the
States, to the detriment of the defences of the
country. They were followed by Air Man
gum, Mr Rives, and Mr-Archer, against the
Fillmore's resolution to refer so much of the
President's message as relates to the tariff to
the Committee on Manufactures, the question
being ou the ameudment of Mr Alherton to
refer il to the Committee on Ways and
Mr Marshall then took the floor, and after
disclaiming any wish to occupy it in prefer
ence lo the srentlemau from Virginia, addres-
The question was then taken on the motion seJ lne House at considerable length and
Select I iv hh miir-h fnrr find lnniifnf"R in nnnositiotl
" 1 I I
to the amendment.
Mr Rhett addressed the House in reply to
the gentleman who had preceded him in debate,
and who spoke in favor of the reference to
the Committee on Manufactures, and particu-
t -ma i ii , t . " . mi
ot mr oainoun, io reter tne bill to a
committee yoas 17 i-nays 24.
On motion of Sir Linn, the bill was then
made -the order of the day for Tuesday three
weeks, ' !
House, Tuesday, Dec. 21, 1S41.
. The resolution referring to so much of the larly wenfon to show the injustice aud op-
President s message as relates to the tantf to
the Committee on' Manufactures, with the
ameudment of Mr Atherton to strike out
Manufactures and insert Ways and Means,"
came up as the unfinished business of yester
day. ' '
Mr Rayner argued in favor of the reference I numbers enjraffed in manufactures and trades
to the Committee of; Ways arid Means, as of all kinds, was only 791,000. Deducting
being the only appropriate committee to take from this the mechanics, who were as much
charge of the subject if "revenue was the 6b- ooDressed bv the svstem as the aei iculturists.
ject in view iu the - contemplated revision of how small a number were left who were, by
the tariff. He considered this emphatically a I the friends of tho mnnnfartiirin-r interest, cal-
test question, and upon" its decision would led the people of the United States, and for
pression of the protective system. He de
nied that this iniquitous system was the pro
tection of American industry, for it was noth
ing but a bounty to a small portion of the
commanity, by taxiug all the rest. Out of a
population of over seventeen millions, the
bvisious to tne uanKing corpor
prefaced: his rnotiortf with a long and'
atWargunient to show the necessity of the
postponement, and the propriety and justice
of including the hanks.
He summed tip the points of objection
to the law'iis follows :
1st. Because it is not a bankrupt system
within the meaning of that term as used in
the Constitution. " v""StL,
2d. Because it is an insoleinf''rawr, and is,
in that respect, an Muvniou of the rights of
the States to pass such laws.
3d. Because it is a property law, and such
as no State or the Congress of the Uuited
States has a ny right to pass.
4th. Because it is an invasion of State juris
diction, in drawing into the Federal judiciary
the trial of causes properly triable in the State
Mr Calhoun did not rise to oppose the mo
lion, for he should vote for if, believing, as he
did, every word uttered by the mover of the
bill, as to the evil effects of tho. Bankrupt act.
He believed that act to be one of the most
flagrant laws ever passed in Congress. He
had risen to say he hoped the Senator Mr
Benton would not only persevere, but go a
little farther aud amend hjs hill so as to repeal
ihe act instead of postponing Its operation.
If he did not, he would himself make a mo
tiou in the pioper time so to amend the pre
House, Monday Dec. 27, iS4t.
The Speaker called for the special order of
the day, being Mr Rhett's amendment to the
motion of Mr Fillmore to refer the subject of
ihe tariff, as alluded to in the President's mes
sage, to the Committee on Manufactures.
Mr Welier then took the floor, and com
menced his speech by repelling the attack
that had been made by Mr Arnold on several
members of the other House, and paitioulaily
one of the Senators from Ohio, fMr Allen. 1
His object in risiug, Mr W. said, was not so
much to discuss the question before the
House, as to glance at some of the other
topics that had been brought up in the course
of the debate.
Mr Williams of Tennessee next addressed
the House iu favor of refernug the subject lo
the Committee ou Manufactures. He was
in favor of such incidental protection to manu
factures as might be given within a tariff laid
for revenue; and he did not understand any
sentleman as desiring more. The debate
was therefore, in his opinion, entirely an un
Mr Hudson of Massachusetts having ob
tained the floor, went into a lengthy and in
tenuous argument in reply to the speech of
Mr Khett, and in lavor or me protecting sys
Senate, Tuesday, Dec. 2S, 1841.
The President pro tern, presented a peti
lion, praying Congress to take measures to
remove the seal of Government to Cincinnati
Pittsburg, or Philadelphia ; or to some ceutra
Point in a non-slavebolding State.
On motion of Mr King, the motion to re-
i ceive said petiion was laid on the table
mittee reported the following resolutions which
kwere unanimously adopted, viz:
llesolced, That we have come lo congratu
late each other on the overwhelming victory
achieved by the democratic party in the recent
elections thioughout the Union. And that
we regard them as an earnest of the speedy
dissolution of the self styled whig party.
Resolved, That we regard the late called
session of Congress, as an useless waste of
of public time and money, and an evidence of
the shallowness ot wnig pretensions lowaras
reforming the abuses of the government.
Resulted That whilst we generally disap
prove of the administration of President Ty-
!er,we feel bound to express our approbation
of his vetoes of the two Bank bills of the Ex
Rejoiced, That we will leave no effort un
tried tQ: redeem North Ca olina from the mis
rule ofimodern whigery, and to this end we
approve the Convention to be held in Raleigh
the 10th January 1S42.
Hon Amos Kendall.
In f'Kend:ill's Expositor" of the 16th ult
Mr Kend-ill gives a narrative of his connex
ion with Mr Clay's family.
So much parade has been made from time
to time, in the Federal newspapers, of the
gratitude due Mr Clay from Mr Kendall, that
we presume Mr K. has thought this a fit op
portuniiv i.o give a irue account ot his ac
quaintance with, and residence in Mr Clay's
His narrative commences at the 7th of
February, 1814, just before he started from
the residence of his father, Deacon Zebedee
Kendall, of Dunstable, Mass. It appears
that he kept a journal of his life at that time,
from which he now gives extracts; so that he
does not depend on memory. After his arri
val at Lexington, Ky., he accidentally became
acquainted with several relations of Mrs ami
Mr Clay s, winch resulted in his entering
their family as an instructor, with five of their
children under his care, at a compensation
of $300 and board, and the use of Mr C.'s
1-1 TT 1 . .
n.nl,L Thnt th following nersons be I nuri,r7' says ne was received Dy Mrs
i i ji .r" .u:., r Clay with the utmost politeness, and found
appointed delegates to Represent this County
in said Convention, viz: K.ilbee Jassiter, J.
Goodwin; I. McClam, JS Tew, George H.
Doughtry, A. Benton, R. Darden, J. Hines,
J. Bennet, W. P. Hobbs, J. Colwell, Wni.
Faison, G. W. Robinson, D. Murphy, 'Har
dy Herring, L. Rich, Jr., H. Owen, Neill
Campbell, B. II. Crumpler, J. Spell, J. Sel
lers, and A. B. Chesnutt.
Resolved, .That we will zealously support
the nominee of said Convention for the office
of Governor of the State, while at the same
time we would respectfully express our par
tiality for Louis D. Henry, Esq.-, whose well
known anility aiia souna repuuuean princi
ples eminently qualify him fur the office.
Resolved, l nat tne proceedings ot tnis
meeting be published in the North Carolinian
aud North Carolina Standard.
On motion the meeting adjourned.
EDW ARD C. GAVIN, Chairman.
P. Murphy, Secretary. k
The last Raleigh Standard brings us fur
ther accounts of Democratic meetings in
Granville, Jones, and Person counties!! Glo
rious will be the triumph of Democracy over
the false prophets, and faithless promises of
"Sound the glad tidings o'er mountain and lea,"
Truth and Democracy triumphant will be.
Iu the Court of General Sessions yester
day, the presentment of the grand jury against
Nicholas Biddle and others, was quashed.
Judges Barton Conrad and Doran, severally
delivered opinions at considerable length,
sustaining the motions to quash, in which nu
merous authorities were cited, giving the law
and practice in relation to grand juries, and
defining the duties and powers of such bodies
S3 recognised and exercised for several hun
dred years back in England, and since the
Independence of the United States, in sever
al States of the Union, and particularly in
The Country in danger.
The iast war we waged with England was
for the honor of our flag, and the rights of
free trade, against the insolent claim she Set
up, to search our vessels trading on the high
seas the free road equally of all nations.
Now, whilst Great Britain is setting up this
rirht anew, and is daily insulting our flao-,
and detaining our vessels at great expense,
and loss of lne lives of our seamen in the
sickly seas of Africa, the old Federalists of
the real Essex junto, blue light, abolition
stamp, have got possession of every impor
tant post of the Government, having charge
of the honor, rights and interests of the coun
try in its relations with Great Britain
Webster, Secreti ry of State, appointed by
President Harrison Edward Everett, of
Boston, Minister to England, appointed by
a Whig President and Senate, and John Q.
Adams, Chairman of the Committee on For
eign Relations of the House of Representa
tives, appointed by that base tool of Henry
Clay, Speaker White. Oh! Democrats!
Democrats!! Friends of your Country and of
Freedom!!! does it not make the blood burn
in your veins to see all these abuses? To
see her flag pulled down on the high rond of
nations by a petty British Officer? To see
the apologists of your enemy, in power, en
trusted with your counlry's honor, but to be
tray it? To see yourselves proscribed from
office, an I from all opportunity of defending
that honor? To see your representatives
gagged, and the mass of the poor and labor
ing classes ground down by Whig oppres
sion, and taxed to their teeth in every neces
sary of life. Then down teilh these traitors'
Let us do or die!'
her a very agreeable woman. She proffered
him $100 in advance, thinking that he mirht
be in need of money. I hough affected by
her generosity, he declined accepting, be
cause not in immediate want.
He commenced teaching at PJrs Ciay's on
the 13th of May, 1814, and left on the 29th
of April, 1815; so that Mr Clay was not at
home, and knew nothing of the connexion of
Air Kendall with his family, being at thai
time one of the Commissioners who neotia
ted the Treaty of Ghent, and knew nothing
of the event until after it had transpired.
le then goes on to sav that nianv will ask
with wonder, "what of your sickness and des
titution, of Mr Clay's finding you in want
and misery, taking you in like a good Samar
itan, feeding and clothing you, and making
you respected and respectable amono- your
fellow men.-' lo which he answers: TT
IS PURE FICTION;" and then goes on to
show out of what materials the fabric was
On the 25th of March, 1815, while at Mrs
CIjv's, he obtained license to practice law.
On the 4th of May he took up his residence
in Georgetown, Ky. On the 1 1th of June he
rode to Lexington, where he was taken with
the billious fever. He had been sick about
a week, when Mrs Clay sent her carriage to
his boarding house, and had him taken to
her house, where he remained until he re
covered, a space of -about a month. On
buldmg Mrs Clay farewell, he was so affect
ed by the sense of obligation under which
she had hid him, that he could not make the
acknowledgments he intended.
He says that Mr Clay never, to his knowl
edge, performed any act intended to advance
his interest, or gratify his ambition, beyond
subscribing io his newspaper. His opposi
tion to Mr Clay was founded i as honest
motives as ever actuated -the human heart,
but was the bitterest cup he bad to drink, in
connexion with his political l,e bitter from
the fact that he had been one of Mr Clay's
Mr, lreston and Distribution.
This gentleman begins to show sis f
contrition for the political sin he contfnitted
in voting for the Land Distribution Bill.
He said in the Senate on the 21sf ult. that
his mind hid changed as to the propriety ot
the measure! He believed the policy un
wise!!' This is honest at least.
The Secretary of War asks for an appro
priation of $20,OCO to continue the removal
of the obstructions in the Cape Fear River
below Wilmington, and says that $60,100
will be required to complete the works contemplated.
By the recent statement of the Commis
sioner of Pensions, we perceive that North
Carolina has within her limits 1,253 persons
drawing pensions from the Government, under
the different acts of Congress; that is exclud
ing Navy Pensioners; the number of whom,
if there be any, we have no means of ascertaining.
Honor to whom Honor is due
It is said that the only real retrenchment
practiced by the Whigs, since they have been
in power, was Mr Badger's order to retrench
the size of Midshipmen's whiskers. Sublime
reform !!! -
Commerce of New Orleans.
On the 18th ultimo, there were in the port
of New Orleans 145 Ships, 28 Barks, 37
Brigs, and 24 Schooners, making 234 sail !
We are always pleased to publish the com
munications of our friends, and gladly receive
contributions which are in any way calcula
ted to enlighten or amuse the public, but our
friends must learn to express their ideas in
fewer words. We have this week omitted
our items of news to accommodate, but we
hardly think it will be dpiie again- -Brevity
is the soul of witj" therefore be brief and
to the point. "Nufsed."