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omiiin', ttmt he it'll c mtiiHi- tn cirrute all
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TUT. Conini'iMitncr appointed by Court for
the purpose, of coniractinc for the build.
tlf of a i'urt.llvn$e in tin Town of Cem -,
ill attend at the t:Hir-lloue in Concord, on
the 4th day of July neit, for the purpose of re
reivinjr propria! for making and delivering'
bHcJt and lumber, and doing the fnaann and car.
- MtMlcr work f (xiiiJIouac, ,
t;B.JKLO T?.
K HKRtVfJKtt,
JOHN rtllFKK. and
JACOB hFIUEWALI),
NORTH CAROLINA
RVafK COUNTY.
SUPFRIOR Court of Uw, XUrh Term, 1?3.
laivice reniiittin vt. Kckitl I'eninjfioii :
retition tor divorce and ahmotiv. It appt-arin
to the aatiifai'tion of the Court, that the de-fni.
dant in thi canr rt tidr without the limi't of thi
State, it it therefore ordered bv the Court, that
publi.c&Uon. be luaJo th -WataTd; tetrti
CwHwttfl Tot1 three ntbntti,'tliat Ue defendant
appear? the ntt Siipcrio'Co irt of Lato he
held fur the c.iutv of Kurke, at the Court-Mome
in Moraiiton, on the fourth Mondav of Scptc m
ber m rt, then .-td there to plead to wl petition,
otherwiac the petition will be heard ct parte,
and decreed accordingly.
Copy tent, W; Y. EUWIV, C . B. S. C. L
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NORTH CAROLINA.
d widson. coi n rr.
COURT or I'lea and Quarter Se;on 'April
Seaaion, 1H2J. Nirholai Michael, v. Jolin
V. Mataw : Original attachment let ied on lands.
It appearing to tlie,satifactioji o the ctiurtrtJiat
the defendant ii not an inhabitant of thi State,
it is therefore onlttrd, that publication be made
forix weeks successively, in the Western Caro.
linian, printed in Salisbury, that the defendant
app.ar at our next Court of -flea ami Quarter
Scion to be held for the county of Davidson, at
the touft-T louse m I-cxington, on the ixM Mon-
Test, DAVID MOCK, C. C.
Price adv. g2. ' Ct62 "
NORTH CAROLINA.
COURT of Fleaa 'and Quarter Sessions, April
.Session, 1823. Jesse Margrave r. John I.
Mataw : Original attachment, levied on Land
It appearing to the satisfaction of the court, that
the 'defendant ia not an inhabitant ol this State,
. it is therefore oitL-reil, that publication be made
for six w eeks successively in the Western Caro
linian, priced in Salisbury, that the defendant
appear at wn- next Court of Flea and Qu-irtri
Sessions to be held for the county of Davidson, at.
the urWloiite inrt the 4tfv Mon
day in July next, then and tWiVterrepIiriTsd
flead, or jndgment will be taken accoiding to
. tlie plaiitirF's demand a..,;.,.-.,.
. Tes-t, .DAvm aciec'Laoi:
Price adr. 2. 6t62
lioust tor SaVc.
I WILL sell iny Ileuse and Lot in Fa
lisbury, on'accommodutine terms.
Apply to T. L. Cowan. Van. or to mvseif. in Ra
leigh. There ia a good office, belonging to the
lot, convenient for a Law ver'or Physician.
JOHN BECK WITH.
dav in Julu-oext, tUn-aiid lWr to replevy and
. i it z,Lt tJii")t'lt 1IKHiaJwtr- -1 '
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JJATILK of KfNGM M'VM'AIN.
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10 THE PUBLIC. ,
In the cauite el tbe battle, we were
repeatedly repuUrd by the enemy, nd
'Vura d'ifi the mounulii. It thi ue-
crstii'U ol rrpuiwun'i '"t,1i i m k
t Jkufrour ia the pow luraeif p'e .c J.
imn, jid a grot, part of rvier, were
. - r m'. .1 ' : 1 .t : .. . r 1' f tt
iniii i-u iot;eiiicr in mc couiuimmi i i me
haute. Torrii the Utter pari of the ae
lion the entritf nude C'ne ami fjllrt
O'au'c tipim ui Irotn the eastern tummtt
of the tnouniain, and drove uvnear t3 the
f'Mit of it. I he retreat wt m) rapid. t!ut
there wa great danger of its Seromitit;
route. Wlillr I wa attempiltig to rHv
the men. at the tliM.inre of lout 300
vard f'Oin where the ene f action h id
lieriit l tiioked if'wn the m .wiloin, and 1a
(lot. ('ainpUrll siding on bit bdd-f.rr
hl.k hofir, n'xiiit 200 jrjnl further ofT.
apparrtitlr lookini; liv;lt at tne. lie wa
in the same trim 'with hit roit ofT) that
he lixd put htifiac If in to Cl Hie taUle
I topjtd mr horif, utxl riturd invnelf up
in my ttirtupt. to the hint Hut I nw
him. He did not move while I lvked at
him. Our men were toon rallied, mtd
turned back u;on the enemy, who, in a
lew mtnutel after we i'in came into
r lote anion with them, gave wi. We
gained the eastern summit of the moun
tain, and drove those who had been oppo
sed to ui ulon.; the top of it. un'il thev
were forced down the tsrttrrn end, alwut
I00 yards, in a c rowd, to where the other
prt of Ueir line had tx-e'i contending
with Cicavrland and Williams, h lio were
niaintairiin thnr groiiiul below them. Ii
was liete that Fn gutvin. the 111 iiiiii i om
tTi ii dc t , wi killril jnd a u l ite fl ,g w.it
totjn her hiu-d ly the enrmv, in 'oken
cf unen'cr. I her wric ordered to
throw fuMt their arm ; whirh thev did,
and surrendered llu Him Ive pi Imiiu ii jt
ditrrrtion. It a wiiif time before a
complete cesjiion ol ft ing, on our part,
rotild be cffcrJcd. Our men. wlm lud
been tcanercd in the luttle, wric contin
Uallv coiiiin up, and rontirut-d '( fiie,
without romprt bending, in the- heat ol the
moment, what had happened; and some,
w'io hail heard, that at liufoiu" ilcfcat,
the British had rclukrd cjnutcr to nunv
who asked it, were wifli i' to follow rht
bad example, t in; to thrc atie,the
Ignorance' of some, and the iipovtm ofi
ithcrs to rctatraie, it ieqmied Woiite tnne
and some exertion on tin- p.irt ofthe ofii
cer la put ait enure atopt lo the 6
After the surrender ul the enemv, our
ttMrn gave, spontaneously, three loud ami
long shouts.
It was nut till 1 5 nr CQiiiinu'r after the
encniv hoisted tftr flijj nf surrender, nor
until some w.7'iM.v ufier fir thou't uf oai
tri'ti had uvnnur.crd iff vutory, t hat I saw
t'ol. ( iimplxll on the west point of the
mountain, vnth hi tight colored coat but'
.4rfv;iNrarmtTi trHan 'asr PJbXi
with three others, 'all of whom I knew,)
to where the ptisoners were. He came
ditectly tome, and stood bt mv ide, and,
Tier a shoit sjut e, ordered the prisoneit
to sit down, tic then pioMied a second
cheer, which, tlnx gh joined in by many,
was neither so general nor so loud as the
first.'-'- -
-' tt? fWfeT6irC4'm-pteir' came' up,"tVe
Hat; of the enemy, and the sword of their
commanding ofTiccr Dupoister, bad been
received, not by me, Lut by my brother,
Major Evan Shelby.
About 10 o'clock, on the day after ihe
battle, I wus standing alone, about 40
yards south ofthe spot where Col. Camp
bell came lo me after the surrender, cn
jotinjj the wainith ofthe sun, for I had
been very wet the day before, and wasex
posed to the cold dew of the mountains
aiLjjij;h.ti when ( saw Co. C leave.- the
UaCr.t!ti;UWtlithaC
lH-wulMiidr ln arm, till he:ram.e
Maciouxlung he 4hn in a lower
tone of voice than usual, and with a alight
imile frn hit cnttntenanre. madn the fol
lowing expression; .Vr, I cannot account
fur my conduct in the latter fiart of the ac
tion.
An enterprJze!o darinp, end a victory
so complete, was s'pposed to entitle the
officers who had conducted arid achieved
t he ni. to some testimonials of their roun
d's 'a approbation. The legislature of Vir
4jiiUavoted..tQCoLIIamfbeiL.h
North (Carolina, at.theii next session, were
j!ese
'StrvtK"'iTv.i
each cf us a sword. -
Such is. the history the battle of
iKMig's MotintairT, "and tjf the incidents
tjonnected with if, so far aa they relate to
Hie present controversy. Of those cir
etimsitancel wokh relate to (ol. Camp
bell personally, and which might haye a
tenebpey to diminish his reputation,-1
have seldom spoken, except in confidence.
or to those who were previous!? acquaint
cd with them. I ant sure thtt I mar say
with perfect truth that t have never
ken of them In a aniHi of detraction
I basl long teased to be citizen of
Nit!i Carolina, The ordt voted bt
her lt nevr yet been presented, al
(hou.;ii ytm Kl p4ud e-f. Of the
oite whlcft w voted tt ene I had for a
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Iok 4tnM arelr tloohl tintsl aJtamUhe
vear 1 8 10, when the prospert of p
proaching hiHiilnUs with (rsililMiriD
turallv routed h me ancient feelings, and
recollection of out Revolutionary war,
and when, also, I learned from J relation
of Mr. I'resiotii that the state of Virginia
had Kiven to him, at the representative
of Col. Campbell, the elegant iword
which hart tieen voted tn the tatter, for
hit services at the battle of King's Moun
tin. Thete circumstances, and the re
flections to which they gsve rise, did pro
dure tome feeling of emulation and to
liiitude, and a sense that epnl justice
bad not lecn done loo who participated
to that memorable achievement.
In this state of mind, mv letters, bear
ing date in 1810, were addressed to my
old friend and fellow soldier, Col. Sevier.
The object of them at to confer! with
him the meant of reminding North va
roliiu of her ancient pin mitf, and of oh
t.nint; tUoe tworr't which, thirty yert
before, h id been voud to us, as tne ho
norable ir.rraitiils of our good conduct.
and our country's approbation. In the
course of thi corietpondenre. after men
tioriiugthe mananirnous ex imple which
lrt.1 la h..d glvi n to Carolina, by the
houott conferred on the memory of Col.
Campbell, I ventured to mike some com
parison of the aerviret of Sevier and mv
self with those of Col. Campbell. I sta
ted, in suiistaucr, that the enterprise,
which resulted in the battle of King's
M iint.iin, was not set on foot bv Col.
mphcll, but bv Sevier and myself, and
that aomc address was necessary to in
duce him to unite with us. J hat the
greater part of the men who frosted the
mountains on that occasion, may be fair-
iv said n have been embodied by Sevier
and myself ; thl Col. Campbell was not
present in the latter part of the action, or
when the enemy surrendered, nor for
some minutes aficr; and that on the next
day, he apologised tome for his conduct.
I'hise slatcrucnts are all true within
mv own knowledge. 1 hey are more par
itt-ulaly eaplained n4 ill urn at d in the
narrative which I fiave RiTerr above" of
the battle ,'and the circumstances which
led to it. Hut Mr. Preston hat denied
(hrm has impeached my veraertve and
imputed to me the vilest and most dis
honorable motives. It ia yet in rr.y pow
er to establish the truth of these state
ment by the most respectable and un
questionable testimony. They are vert
ficd by the leltets of Col. Sevier, written
in reply to mine; by the statements of
Gen. I homat Kennedy, Col. John Saw
vert, Jarnes Cooper, Henry Blevinsj John
Loh'iiM'jor "vViTilafii DrTancV'i Cok'MaJ
thew Willoughby, Cot John isharp, Wil
liam King Ksi. George .Morrison. Jacob
Isely, Jacob Dealer, Joseph Dealer, John
Peters, Muj. Christopher Taylor, Kev.
Felix Farncst, William Willoughby, Ro
bert Llder, the affidavit of Col. Moacs
Slnl!,and a multitude of others that
mlfhr be idde-
tltiiiateinn tlie Battle of King's Mountain,
or speak from long tradition and the In
formation of those who did, and who are
now no more.
In Col. Sevier's letter to tne of the
17th January, 1810, lie lays, "It is true
that ( ol. Camnbcll was not within one
quarter of a mile when the enemy sur
rendered to yourself and -me." In uno
other letter ofthe 27th of August, 1812,
when speaking ol the battle of King's
Mountain, he says' "It is well known you
nxre in the- beavfhtritcrtaBiil fec4
queray.4aw-ywMnatflgftf
first field officer i Tecoiiect wtiavmeen.
I hat wo doubt you- mukt'recaallect Col.
Campbell was some considerable distance
Ht S I ISV 9UflVIVIS VVU S I W III
you and myself spone on the subject the
tame evening. 1 pel fectly recollect on
ray seeinig you at the close of the action,
that I swoie by G d they had burnt off
your hair, for ii was much burnt on one
side. It is well known by some hun
dreds in Tennessee that you were Colo
nel on that campaign, and that We were!
the "Only - persona whe- ae t on- foot the-
pedittoo, -and had lo
get Campbejl to join us."-
. Gen..enn edjr. L wiiu belonged , on that
day "tatiiem
was a captain in the battle of King's
Mountain, and .fought on the eastwardly
quarter WheriCampbeltV'r.egimeiit was
alto engaged; that he sa.w me frequently i
but does "not recollect to have seen Col
Campbell during the action," Sic. In his
statement lie further says, I waswithjn
sixty or seventy yards of the enemy when
they raised the flag, and was close in villi
them In mlnutt or fwo ifterwaidi, and
I well recollect to have tern ol. Shelby
there, one of the Erst men I met with. I
rr member to have heard several men en
quirt for Col. Campbell before he came
up, which was, I think, a'mut fifteen til
nutea after the surrender. I tsn reroi
lct in hve heard il talked uf in the ar
mi after the action and for many years
after whrn In conversation with men who
were in that battle, thai Col. Canuibel
was mtf- attbe, surrender, for Mint-time
after the enemy had laid clown their arms
Col. John Sawyers, dun whom there It
no man more entitled to credit, as cetil-
Bed by the most distinguished irentlemen
of Tennessee, states, that MItaac Shelby,
late Governor of Kentucky, held the com
mnd of Colonel at Ihe tattle of King's
Mountain; that I was a captain in hit re
tciment, and know that he first planned
the expedition ith John Sevier," 8tc.
"He fShelbv) was also among the first al
Ihe surrender. I taw him and Col. Se
vier when ihe enemy laid clown their
arms, but (Ii I not see Col. Campbell for
some time afterward. I also state, that
Maj. F.van Shelby, brother to Isaac, and
not Isaac Shelby, Sevier, or Campbell, as
I have heard that tome nowttate, rerriv
ed the fl i? and sword. I ,o slate, th it.
from this circumstance. I was led to think
of Col. Campbell at the time, looking for
him among the ofh ert, and do believe if
he had been there I should have ren him,
and that be did n t come up for IS or vO
minutes f'er the enemy had laid down
their arms and In-en placed under tuard.
I alvi know that it was the general talk
at the tim, and I have frequently since
tteard it spoken of by men who were in
the action, h an indisputable fact, that he
was not in ihe latter part of the action, or
at the ui render. 1 also recollect (lis-
tinrtly to have heard it said amongtt the
otTi" ert before we left the mountain, at
well as on the av home, and since, that
Campbell himself admitted it, and in a
private conversation with Col. Shelby, on
the mount in, had said he could not ac
count fur it. I remember tu have intend
ed to atk Col. Shelby if this was to, buf
it has so happened that I have never men
tioned this subject to him or him to me.
Mat. ilium Dellaney states, thai, "1
was an orderly sergeant in the action of
Kind's Mountain; that 1 was with Col.
Shelby, and rode with him while plating
a guard round the enemy after the ur
render: that I did not see t'ol. Campbell
in the latter part of the action," of t the
surrender, for some minutes afterwards.
and that I heard this spoken of at the
time, as well as im e. - It is alto my be
lief from what I understood at the time,
(although I iid not see it myself,) that it
was Major Evan Shelby, and neither of
the four Colonels, that received the sword
rom the British officer in command."
Colonel Moset Shelby state upon oath,
that he was twice wounded in the action
on King's Mountain; that he was assisted
down(tp ji .ir.Mich aomeaipal.cltstaiMio
frrh the -foot of the mountain on the east
end, and that he taw CotrCampbel! there,
sitting on his black horse t this- was about
the middle of the aciion, and he knows
"that Col. Campbell did not leave that
place until the battle was over, or until
the firing had ceased."
Jacob licaler states, that he was in Capt.
King's Mountain, "and amongst the very
first at the place of turrtnder." "The
commander asked for our General, and
gave bis sword first to Major Even Shel
by, who kept it until Col. Campbell came
uu, which was twenty minutes, and I
think longer, afterwards. Frtn the dis
course which I heard between Col. Shel
by and the British officers, 1 know that
Campbell was not there, and that it was
that length of time before he came up."
Joseph Dealer certifies, that, "I was at
j he jr surrender-,. ilk-m jt Jcoilie Jacob-
.vnai ne nas stated tt tne auovo cerun
catcrimcHcnow ft to ber-tttternd Have tl-
wayt .spoken xJibetiJi . and. heard them
spoken of by those who were there, in
ikh ..,.. -' ;
John Peters also states, that he u was
in Capt. Pembeton's company with Ja
cob and Joseph Dealer, and amongst (he
. . it . i . . t
nrsi at tne surrenoer. nai i ksjw oi
my own knowledge that what Jacob Mei
er has stated in his certificate is true;
that the enemy surrendered, and there
was a ring made round them, 15 or 20
minutes before Hooked up aW sa w Col?
(inpbeJt;ie6mmg' With two !or,three
others down the mountain t this ft what
have always1 ...heard and never heard iti
contradt'ed."s:'"""'J'T".'
The statements of the other individu
als who are -above. nmed lencj to confirm
the same facts They are subjoined.
V ith respect to the certificates pub'
ished by Mr; Preston, I shall leave the
-public to compare with them the facta 1
have stated,, and form their own judg
ment. I will observe, however,that John
M'Culloch is- Hie only one of those) whose
tutemma fcivf been published, that I
hive had an opportunity (f totnmuti!cl
ing with, and he his rernflrd that lit na
ver signed the (crtl3cte publubed at b.
The statement which he there makes,
x that he ,li Col. ( sinphrll t tl rr.
my's marque," kc. U ery unimpuiispl
ind proves OOlhiiit. .That "mar'ie w ft
at Hiearavt end of the"rnoii(iai ti"l JQ
er600'VH frorrt-witr 'thr taentf furs "" "
rendered. . . . . .
The 4ettlnfiile wMrh ! henow ej -hlbited,
will satisfy the world tl at thf
statements contained In my Icttf ri irf .
true. ,
I deeply and sincerely regret the ht
cetsity that has been cast upon me of din
cutting in defrnct of my on rharrttr,
t subject to delicate and so Invldlnqt, ,
it a controversy that 1 have not sourf ht ' '
il it one that I would have avoided if an
alternative had been left me, Mr Iciieii
to Cot. Sevirr were written in all Ihe con.
fidrnce of a private correspondence will)
an old fi lend. I question not the mo.
lives that influenced his ton to publish
them after ihe death of hit father. ,Iiut
certainly it was an event altogether un
ripecled by me. I berirciimstanees un
iter which those tetters were written, the
person to whom addressed, snd their prl .
vale and confidential character, must con
vince the world that I did not write them
for the purpose of defaming the memlry
of Cel. Campbell, or with any design
giving invidious publicity to the iinplea
ant truths which they contain. And if .
lo have spoken the truth require an spo
loity -if one be due either to the living -
or the dead, the circumstances of the
case amply furnish it ; and ought to have
miniated ihe Mole nee and injustice with
which Mr. Preston has assailed me, I
do not tay this to deprecate the. wrath or
censure of any one for I m conscious
of no impropriety and I fear no conte '
cpiencet.
Mr. Preston states, that I hare charged
Col. Campbell with cowardice. 1 have
made no such charjrr. I have stated
facts only, and cowardice is the inference
or construction he chooses to makeVThr;
farts staled, I know to be true, yet I do
not believe Col. Campbell was a coward.
I believe that in the commencement and -
first part of the action he acted bravely;
and mat bis subsequent conduct was tha
effect of some. unaccountable, psnlet-to :
which the bravest men are subject. Such
at leastare thesentimentl whichlJliTsU.
hiuui(cm ana cuciisncu (.ana incic iOmtv-:
bined ith my regard for Col. Campbell, : :
and hit relatives and connections, will not
only furnish ready answer to tha ques
tion so exulungly asked by Mr. Preston,
why I did not long aeo denounce Ms an.
cestor to the world as a coward and pal.
troouf-but will also account for my long""
and habitual silence on the subject. They '
wm account, too, when taken in conjunc
tion with Col. Campbell's good conduct
during a. part of the aciion, for the ei
tvtMipavvhio
at used by me in the autograph , letterjo : ;
which he alludes. I can only say that I
have no recollection of th it letter. . nr
tend not however to doubt its existence,
since it is affirmed by Mr. Pres;on, and It i
having ever been my wish to shield the "
memory cf Cot.tmpbeiTrrom reproach.
As to the document of "curious cha-...
XaCterl4Jie . rera of H - Watt la, fttr
tinned by the officers) to which Mr. Pres- ;
ton so triumphantlr refers as furnishing !
cot t.adiciion to the statements ccntain
ed in ray. letters; it maybe remarked
that u was not drawn up on Klng-'s Maun
tain, nor until some days after we had left
ii that it It nothing more than a brief and
hurried account in eeneral terms of the
expedition and the battle, drawn up to ,
authenticate the Intelligence of our vie
lor and eive tone to public rerjort. This
document, inacturate. Indefinite as it is""
ia.vsocne- paHkttlar,turniheV fKnr
has supposed to exist.
--rwkout4.Hf. those -supposed -contradictions,
he,. quotes that pail if it ;
fwhich tates, The troops upon.the rAf
-..n.J .t. 14-!. ..e .. ' t
having- gained emttfmrgmt-
nence, obliged the enemy to retreat along
the top of ihe ridge to where Cok Cleave
and commanded, and were there stopt.
by his brave men a flag was hoisted"
Ice. Havng interpolated, in parenthesis,
after the word "rjht," in the above quo
tation- the words 'Colonel Campbell
divislan,' Mr. Preston exclaims, thus Si
frgtrrn -tmder Colonjet Shelbyro-wn hahd "
In Yttp; thafithe mtmf w routed by
the diviaibn uncVr Colonel Campbell in
- peraom
I he dKUmn? euthorixea no.
iWch'iidulio1&TMainr' it Is only rendered '
plauiible from the hiterfiatatian which h
ws made. The truth iv avl-hsye be
fore stated it, that ft great part of the to
umn, commanded by Sevier owing to the
teavy fir in front of the twp.cemre co
umns. wa drawn into the action. This
act is proved by the certificates of Messrs,'
Kennedy . Taiyiors-and Earnest, who be.
ioDjsd, utl3evicrs column on thtt day. :
.utiaerteii.-i
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