North Carolina Newspapers

From the liichnvmd Whig.
M A R T I N V A X B U R E X .
I propose to present to the public a few facts in
relation to the "arch-magician," whic 1 I shall de
rive from recorded testimony; and, iu respect to
their verity, I shall give my authority, chapter and
verse ; and I not only invite examination, but defy
contradiction. And, first, of the Tari.f. In some
parts of the State, his partizins have had the hardi
hood to assert, that his votes in favor of the highest
duties on important manufactures were in pursu
ance of instructions from the Legislature of Xew
York. The assertion is fdse. It is true, that he
voted fjr the Tariff of 12 under instructions
notoriously procured at his own suggestion ; but
what was' his conduct in 152 I, when Mr. Clay's
obnoxious bill was under consideration, and when
it is not pretended that any legislative instruction
whatever, had been given him? In the absence of
the Journals of the Senate, it is fortunate that the
indefatigable I'ditor of the Weekly Register has
preserved faithfully the proceedings of that lody,
of which Air. Van Buren was a mernlwr. Let us
look into them.
April :20th, 1S-J. The bill from the other
Huse, "to amend the several acts lor imposing
duties on imposts," was taken up for a second rea
dingMr. Lloyd of Maryland moved that it should
be referred to the Committee on Finar.ce, to ascer
tain the elleet of the bill on the Itevcnue, .Vc.
The motion was negatived Aves 22, Xavs 2.)
the Southern Senators voting in the affirmative, and
Mr. Van IJuren, &c, voting in the negative. Vol.
Z new series page l-t.
A run. 2. Air. Mills moved to amend the bill,
by striking out the following clause : On iron, in
bars or bolts, not manufactured, in whole or in part,
by rolling-, ninety cents er ll'-i lbs. weight." De
cided in the atfirmative : Yeas 24, Xays 2-i. The
Southern Senators in the affirmative, and Martin
Van Buren, ovc, in the negative. Vol. 2. page
This clause was afterwards restored to the
AritiL 20. Mr. Lloyd of Man-land moved
to amend the bill, by striking out the clause, "on
hemp, two cents per pound." Decided in the affirm
ative: Yeas 'J I, Xays 'Jo. The Southern Sena
tors voting in the atfirmative, and Mr. Van Iluren,
Vc, in the negative. Page loO.
Mav I. The question being taken on the mo
tion of Mr. Harber, to exempt "German linens,"
an article of Southern consumption, from the duty
of " twenty-five per centum ad valorem ; it was de
cided in the negative Mr. Van Buren voting with
the majority; Av'es 23, Xoes 21. But, on the
same day, on the proposition of Mr. Holmes of
Maine, to exempt " Russia Hollands, and Ravens
Duck (articles used by the Xorthern ship-owners)
from the same duty Mr. Van Buren voted in the
affirmative. Pages loG, 157.
May o. Mr. Klliot moved to strike out the
clause which established thirty cents, as the mini
mum price per square yard for the calculation of
the duties on cotton cloths and cotton twist, yarn,
or thread a clause in the tariff bill which was par
ticularly distasteful to the South. Negatived
Ayes 23; Xays 24 Mr. Van Buren, (Jen. Jack
son, Scc, voted in the negative. Page 15"?.
As the bill came from the House of Representa
tives, the duty on unmanufactured wool was to rise
five per coat. p?r annum, until it readied fifty per
cent. On the 0th May, Mr. Mills pr oposed to re
duce the prospective duty to twentv-five per cent
Negatived Ayes 21, Xoes 26 .Mr. Van Buren
voting in the negative. Mr. Mills then projnjsed
to reduce the prospective dutv from fitteen to thir
tv per cent carried in the affirmative Yeas 25,
Xays 22; but Mr. Van Buren still voted in the ne
gative. (It will le recollected that he was the own
er of 20,000 sheep, and was therefore in favor of fif
ty percent, duty on imported raw wool.) page ICS.
On the same dav, (6th May) Mr. Chandler pro
posed to exempt all goods of ll ix and hemp from
the ad valorem duty of 25 per cent. ; negatived, 25
to 22; Mr. Van Buren voting, as unusual, lor re
taininf the highest duty. In one instance, on the
same day, he did vote with the Southern Senators.
Mr. Macon moved that the duty on cotton bagging
of four and a half cents per square yard, should be
struck from the bill Mr, van Buren voted in tin.
ailimative, but his vote was of no importance, as
the motion was negatived, 24 to 23. It is to Ik;
observed, also, that there was no irool in cotton
banging, and that he had just voted to return the
duty ot 2o per cent, upon all goods of hemp and
flax, of which that fabric is composed. He did al
so agree, with a considerable majority of the Se
nate, to reduce the duty on worsted stu :T good from
30 to 25 ier cent., (a great concession!) but that
reduction was intended fur the tienetit of the North
ern and Eastern consumers. Mr. Hayne of South
Carolina, on the same day, (to'th of May,) endeavor
el to etl'ect a like reduction of 5 per cent, upon
" blankets," an article of universal use; but on this
most reasonable proposition, Martin Van Buren vo
ted in the negative, (p. 100.) On the same day,
Mr. Holmes proposed that goods which were or
dered and cleared in foreign ports beiore the pas
sage of the bill, should not be subject to the in
creased duties negatived by one vote, and that vote
.Martin Van Bi kkn's. (page 100.)
Various other propositions were made in the
course of the discussion, generally unimportant in
deed, but on most of which, Martin Van Buren,
who ellects such tenderness tor the "sweet South,"
was, nevertheless, found in the ranks of those who
voted to fix the highest duties on iniH. rted articles.
These are stublxrn facts, and matters of history,
and vet do the friends of this doublo-fai:eJ politician
unblushingly persist in representing him as against
the policy of restriction. In 121, it is probable
that the Presidential Chair had found no place in
his "isions of glorv" his flocks and their fleeces
were the peculiar objects of his care. Four years
niter, however, the imperial sceptre had already
haunted his imagination and stirred up his wily
nmbition. It was necessary to conciliate the re
fractory spirit of the South, and tor that purjose
the mockery of instructions from a Tarijf State to
rote for the Tarijf, was resolved on as the specious,
but hollow pretext to cover his designs. More
anon. I X V ESTI C, ATOR.
Where, says Xoah, are the original friends of
4A. Jackson," Tyler, Tazewell, Leigh, Branch,
Iredell, Berrien, McLane, Calhoun, Hamilton, Mc
Duffie, Verplanck, Wilde, Selden, Arclier, Ingham,
and a host of other men Sacri ficed to appease the
intriguing ambition of the little magician.
True enough ! All these distinguished and patri
otic men have been one by one sacrificed to the
miserable intrigues of the Kitchen Cabinet,
From the Charleston Mercury.
Since the radical change of the Tariff Laws,
which Nullification etf-eted, apaihv and despair cv. 1 herefore, since sectional leeling is to lead
hae given p!a in this cuiiiiinimiv to u hopeful ; the La-tern States into support of Mr. an Buren,
and cheerful spirit of enterprise and industry. j P" 't' iheir knowledge, yea, and their profess
The people arc- made happier bv this confidence of i" di testation of the Regency System, we call upon
security in their rights, arising "from a wholesome j the South and the West to meet them on their own
reliance upon theirabilitv to repel f-deral aggres-j . oWs and if federal Xew Enulanw chooses
sion,and are prop-iouiv and contentedly enjoying j Martin Van Buren, because he is a Northern man,
the beneficent refill of "their determined struggle i preference to Judge White, let the democratic
tor m-tice. Shall this peaceful and promising l'u-
uency ot unrigs ne cm cueu, oceans? we are uia
gusted with the degradation of the Federal Govern
meut, in the hands of the present rulers, or will
not every good citizen, of whatever party, exert
himself to prevent the recui reuce of another season
of oppression, and another crisis of doubt ami dan
ger I And to this end, how better can he direct his
patriotic etl'rts, than by preventing the manage
ment of Federal ad airs from devolving upon those
who would violate the Tariti Compromise, and
again doom the South to privation, oppression, dis
content, and strife ? We cannot stand neuter, in
the present contest between the White and Van
Buren parties. The prosperity of the South is
deeply involved in it. It is not only a struggle be
tween a good man and an unscrupulous intriguer
fr the otlice ; it is not only a struggle between the
people and " the ( Jovernment," which shall choose
the next Chief Magistrate; it is much more, it is
a struggle between the South and the Xorth le
tween section and section letweeri justice and
robbery between Free Trade and the American
The policy of the new Administration will take
its complexion from the politics of the section
which brings it into office. Even under a rigidly
honest President, this must inevitably be pattially
the case; but under one who has lecn all his life
calculating the chances of the game fr office,
there will be no scruple to sacrifice every thing to
the sectional preferences and antipathies of his par
ty. When we rememV'r, then, that the only Sou
thern men who have abused the Tarilfeonipromisc,
and avowed their disregard of the pledge to respect
it, are the very few who have notoriously sold
themselves to Van Buren, to be the indiscriminate
supporters of his measures, ai:d the unscrupulous
instruments of his intrigues, and that at the late
session, Beardsley, if AY;r York, avowed similar
sentiments, we must set; that " the parti"' has al
ready an anchor to windward on the TariiF ground.
A siiede glance at the map will tell us it cannot Ije
otherwise, and shew us w hat must inevitably be
the policy of a Van Buren adiniiii-iiation. Maine,
Xew Hampshire, Connecticut, Xew Vork, Penn
sylvania, and Rhode Island, are the regions of Van
Burenisni. The broad South, from the Potomac
to Texas, is the section that must vote for White,
if he lo elected.
We deny, then, that to choose Iietween the two
parties is to make a choice of evils. It is a choice
Iietween positive gtod and positive evil, for it is not
only to choose which man, but which section shall
In connexion with this geographical view of the
subject, it is instructive to reeit to the course of
Van Buren in 1,2, on the Tariff question. He
spoko one way and voted another. His words were
wind, and he gave them to cajole the South, but
his vote wa.s something suhstantial, and told, and
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that he gave to the monopolists ; and gave it, too,
at the expense of an act of downright treachery
to the Southern Delegation. An apology has leen
made for him to the Virginians lately, y a Imsom
friend (presumed to le Benton) that against his
own opinion 44 he went with his State." Aye !
and if Senator Van Buren, courting the South for
her vote, was yet compelled to go with hia State
against us, will not President Van Buren, elected by
his Empire State, in despite of the South, go with
his State again. And with what State The
hot-bed of Agra nanism the I lead-quarters of A1m
lition the Atlas of the American System. Con
necticut, too, must 1m' rewarded lor her patent
" Democracy" of the Hartford stamp: the A7.? of
Xew Hampshire must !e gilded by the light of the
ascendant luminary of New Hampshire's worship;
his rays must penetrate the gloom of the iron mines
of Xew Jersey, to make glad the soul of Mr.
Dickinson, who would make the South pay a tax
on sunshine ; ami his benignant glance must Ik?
gluited back gratefully from the polished machinery
of Pittsburg, and then the lmltl asserting Benton
will tell us, not in apology, that the .Y-,r Yorker
only goes with hi State, but in arrogant derision
and defiance, that his bosom friend only goes with
his party.
In another article we may further examine the
probable results of Van Buren's defeat, and answer
the prominent arguments of those of our friends
who still object to supporting Judge White.
From tlir Xttsh title Republican.
The Whig of the United States w ill have to
choose ltetween Judge White and Mr. Van Buren
lor the Presidency. Between these two individuals
will ultimately, e the content. The nomination by
Massachusetts, of Mr. Webster, will fall to the
ground. Xew England will support Mr. Van Bu
ren. Old federal Connecticut has lately gone over
to him Rhode Lland will fdlow New Hamp-
shire anu .Maine arc alrenuv his bono: servants.
Vermont and Massachusetts alone are doubtful now,
and sectional feeling will, in the .flcl? carry ihcm
over to the Albany Regency. When the struggle
comes on, the bani ers of the North and East will
waive in amity, side by side ! Let the South and
the West le line to themselves, and to each other,
and they will triumph. We eschew sectional feel
ing as much as any man but if the East and the
North choose to le governed bv it. they cannot
blame the Suth and the West for fighting them
with their own weapons.
e go then against Martin V an Buren, and for
Hugh Lawson White; against Martin Van Huron
not !ccause we are indiridnalh opposed to him,
on account of his leing the candidate of X:w York
f-iiot localise we have an individual hostile feeling
to the Empire State. Far from it we would op
pose no obstacle to her legitimate march to great-
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ness anu glory wo would n.-t wisn to seo me
rising sun" of her State standard eclipsed, nor
her proud and aspiring motto, ExceNior," oblite
rated, but because we consider the political system
of those who hold her in chains opniessive, tyran
nical, and anti-republican because we wish not to
sec- that system established throughout the Union
because it enslaves the mind, which is far worse
than enslaving the body because, w hile we have the
name of freemen, we w ish to indulge in the liberty
ofoninion and action, without being proscribed, and
tiersecutcd for so doing and because we believe
'this Union trill not be worth
preserving, if it be
! prostrated beneath the feet of the Albany Regen.
uui anu est unite upon me iiuitr. x ue oppo
nents of the administration in the South form a vast
party the balance of power is in their hands, and,
even granting that the choice between two Jackson
men (so called) is a choice between two erils, they
owe it to themselves and their country to choose
the less.
Furthermore we go against Martin Van Buren
because he has been substantially designated by
(eneral Jackson as his successor, and btcause we
believe it will be an evil hour for the American
H,'ople when they allow their President, directly or
indirectly, to nominate his successor, and, by so
nominating, cause him to be elected. That hour
will see them subjects of a man, not citizens of a
free n public. (Granting, for argument's sake, that
Mr. Van Buren and Judge White aro on a par in
every respect, tiiat they are equally fitted to preside
over this nation the mere fact that the President
has adopted the one, ought to induce free men,
jealous of the least direct or indirect interference
with their sujfrages, to go en masse lor the other.
In (leu. Jackson's most extraordinary letter to the
Rev. Mr. Cwin, he comes out in favor of the Na
tional Convention, and it is known that the said
National Convention, which is to meet in Baltimore
next month, trill nominate Mr. Van Buren for the
Presidency and this contemptible farce, got up
by the ojjice-holders, will be called the act of the
democracy of the country !
Judge White is a supporter of the rights of the
States. We do not object to him on that account
the evrnts of the last year have satisfied us that
the tendencies of our political system are centripe
tal, that the arm of the (leueral tlovcrnment is
I too strong, whereas we once thought it too weak
that a President may construe our Constitution into
a monarchical charter, and find in its letter what
its spirit never meant. We would rather see the
rights tit the States pushed too far, than not pushed
far enough.
We go, then, f.r Hugh J. White, yWc suffrage,
and toleration, aad against Martin Van Buren,
executive usurpation, and dictation. We unfurl
the wlutu anil spotless banner to the breeze
"And as our cause is right,
So be our fortune in the coining tinht."
From the Charleston Mtrcurij.
Xt you Xulliliers of the South, nor you Union
men of the South! You have neither of you part
nor lot in the great Democratic party, of which the
Olobo is the organ, (len. Jackson the Lieutenant
(leneral, and Martin Van Buren the Commander
in Chief, The South was once thought the nurse
ry of Democrats, the strong hold of Democracy;
but lhat was in the rude and ignorant days of Jef
ferson and Madison, long lie lb re the Executive dis
covered that he was; the sole depository of the peo.
pie's pow er. In this day of illumination from that
tount of light, the New York School, patent Demo
crats are very diflerent things from those simple
souls who ?upjorted the last war, when Van Buren
opposed it, and voted for Madison, w hile Van Bu
ren joined the Federalists There are none now in
the Souths ' Andrew Jackson says so." Hear his
organ, the worthy priest of such a deity:
" If Judge White carry off the South, the pos
sibility is admitted then, Mr. Clay will come into
the House? as the real competitor for the Chief Ma
gistracy, against the candidate of the Democra
cy." According to the Olole, then, take the whole
South from the Union, and "the Democracy" still
The Democracy are those only who will obey
Mr. Van Buren's caucus at Baltimore.
The Democracy are the office-holders. Martin
Van Buren their candidate, is the candidate of the
Democracy ; and (Jen. Jackson declares that the
man nominated at the caucus of Baltimore, to wit :
Martin Van Buren, will be the candidate of the
great " Republican Party."
See, too, the admission of the falsehood which
many of the government prints have endeavored to
palm upon their readers. '1 'hey have pretended,
and some of them still pretend, that the Baltimore
Convention will deliferate and choose, anil might
select some other candidate, than the elect of (Jen.
Jackson. But here the (Hobo clearly excludes
Judge White from any such chance, for it says he
may "carry off the South" and Henry Clay will
oppose "the candidato of the Democracy."
It would seem, then, that let Virginia, South Ca
rolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Mi
sissippi, Missouri, Alabama, Louisiana, and Geor
gia, all go over unanimously to Judge White, and
vet "the Democracy" remain to run their candi
date. And whence conies this Democracy ? They
are composed of the ofiicediohk'rs and employers of
(Jovernment, from a Cabinet Secretary down to a
door-keeper, and from a Mammoth Mail-contractor
down to a "paper and twine" mercenary. And
what States will they carry ? First on the Iisf,"
hail Connecticut." Yes, Van Buren has carried
Connecticut, and tho land of the Hartfold Conven
tion leads the van of "the Democracy" of the Uni
on ! Let Southern men mark that, and infer from
it, w hat principles Van Buren has been making in
terest with, and what interests his administration
will subserve. Already his organ gives out that
he can allord to dispense with the South, and if he
dare tell us this while seeking ollice, w hat will he
do and say to the South when confirmed in power?
lectures Against Slavery. Among the contin
ual, determined, and increasing cflorts, of our
Northern "brethren," against our domestic institu
tion.'., and to involve thein and the whole South in
one general scene of the most awful and entire ru
in, are the Lectures of a Rev. C. (J. Finney, in
New York, who, in the course of them, strongly
denounces the religious denominations, generally,
tor admitting slaveholders to commune with them!
and says that he and his church " have excluded
slaveholders, and all concered in the traffic, from
their communion;" and that he "conscientiously
lielievos tho time is not far distant, w hen the church
es w ill be united in t!eir expressions of abhorrence
against this sin." What next ? And how lon do
these people presume we will tamely submit to such
unmerited persecution ? Augusta Chronicle,
fiat jistitia
Salurdav lorn iitu, .Hay !), 1S:5..
QZr The Flection for Delegates to the Convention
takes place on Thursday, the 21st day of May.
We are authorized to announce JOHN CLEMENT,
Esq., as a candidate to Represent Rowan county in
approaching Convention.
The Free-men of Rowan will keep in recollection
that, on Monday, the ISth day of this month, (the same
being Monday of County Court,) a Public Meeting will
be held in the Courthouse. It is hoped that all who
feci any concern in the present alarming state of the
country, will attend the Meeting. It is expected that
the Governor of the State will be here, and also Se
nator Mangvm.
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the nomination of Martin Van Buren, all the Urace -
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holders and Othce-seekers will begin to cry out, that
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now there can be no doubt of his success. 1 hev know
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that in an communities there are some persons who are
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mg big, to make these think that van Buren is sure ot
hem? elected, and thus carrv votes that would other- ;
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of the Caucus candidate is already too well known. A
moment's lHk at the state of the case must satisfy eve
ry candid mind, that Van Buren has not even a proba
ble prospect of success. But let the figures count for
There are 2s-s Electoral Votes in all the States, and
of these it will take 1 1 to constitute a majority. Now
where can Mr. Van Buren get 14" Electoral Votes?
Let us give him all the States of which he is tolerably
certain, and see what they make: New York 42; N. !
Hampshire 7; Maine s; Pennsylvania o0. Although!
Connecticut has gone for the Administration, still this' t
does not make it certain that she will cast her votes to
Van Buren ; but, to avoid quibbling, we put down to
mm ner o voies. .xew jersey nas gone, .iasi ran; uy
a very small vote on General Ticket, tor Jackson, but
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this does not prove that she will go for Van Buren,
still we give him her t votes. Delaware and R. Island
are, at best, but doubtful, and the late election in Rhode
Island would prove that Van Buren cannot get her vote
still we w ill put down both these States, say 7 votes,
to him thus making for him 110 votes. Now, where
is he to get the other :V votes His partizans say that
ViRui.MA will go for him. How does the ease stand in
Virginia ? Why, although the late elections may liave
resulted in the choice of a majority of Jackson men,
still it is known that a majority of the members elect
are for White. It is not believed that Virginia will
go for Van Buren. But even give hirn Virginia's 2Z
votes, and this leaves a deficiency of 12 votes. Where
can he get these 12 votes? Some sav in Xorth Cart
linn! Now what well informed man in North Caroli
na will, in candor, say that Martin Van Buren can get
her vote. No one, we are certain. The contest in
North Carolina, though it may be warm, will result in j
a complete route of the Van Buren forces. In the for
mer contest, the Caucus candidate was beaten more
than 5,IKXI votes, and we believe that this vote, with
proper exertions, can be doubled against Van Buren.
1 he great Counties in the est, with the exception of j
one or two, are far more united against Van Buren than !
they were against Lrawtord; and in the Last the cause
is likewise stronger. Wuitk will take the vote of N.
Carolina from Van Buren just as certain as the day of
election arrives. here, then, can lie get tne votes
he wants J No where in the South, and no where in
the West, unless it be in Missouri, w ho gives but 4 votes.
So that, even with the vote of Virginia, Van Buren's
prospect of success is but bad; and if Virginia goes
against him, as it is next to certain she will, his case is
a desperate one.
He cannot, then, be elected by the People; but how
will it be should tho election go to the House? There
he will have no chance at all. New York there with
her 42 votes w ill have no more weight than Delaware
with her Ik Out of the 21 votes, (each State giving one
vote,) Mr. Van Buren will not get 8.
So that, in any event, the Caicis candidate has tre
mendous odds against him, the Otlice-holders, and Office-seekers
may strive to their utmost, but all wont do,
thev will be defeated.
Sir Walter Raleigh, in the history of his voyage to
Guiana, gives an account of a people who were born
without heads. The Albany Rfgf.ncy must surely
think that this headless race is still extant in the South,
or, if we have heads, that they are void of brains, oth
crwise, they could hardly calculate on Martin Van Bu
ren receiving any votes on this side of the Potomac.
Why should the South vote for Mr. Van Buren ? Can
a single good reason be assigned w hv ? We boldly an
swer no! and we challenge any OlHce-holder, or Of-ticc-seeker
in the State to assign a good reason. If
party prejudices could be laid aside, not a Southern man,
from the Potomac to tho Mexican line, would ever think
of casting a vote for him. Why? Because the whole
course of his political life, his system of politics, his
party discipline, all show that he has no feelings, no
s) mpathies in common with the South. He is against
us in every thing. Ixxk at his conduct on the Missou
ri Question look at his votes in favor of the Tariff
look at his votes in favor of Internal Improvements by
the General Government, and then say, is he the man
for the South? The prosperity of the South, nay, the
continuance of the Union, depends on the economical
aifminislration of the Government. Every dollar that
is unnecessarily expended is against us. Therefore,
the Southern States are, and must be opposed to all un
necessary expenditures. Not so with New York; the
more extravagant the Government is. the better for
them, for the money is expended among them. Mr.
Van Buren knows this, and therefore it is, that he is
for large expenditures; he is for a splendid Government.
Do we not see him, and all his partizans, :o.B v
thing in their power to prevent reform 1 Within the
last four years, have the expenses of the Government
not run up from less than twelve millions, to nearly
twenty-three millions of dollars per year I And do we
not see the Van Buren party opposing every attempt to
diminish this extravagance. Why, therefore, should
the people of the South support him ! Is it that we may
have the Protective System renewed that we may
have new taxes imposed on us ? Freemen of North-Carolina!
do not be deceived by the tricks and artifices of
tho ntK.hnJ.Wv: an,! OtTire-seekers. They mav vro-
1 by his election, but you will differ
I Van Buren Meeting in Mecklenburg. U e see, t?y
m , . t. ,t t. r,, Uurcnites in Mecklen-
tu(iuut t j w v t .
burg have actually succeeded in perpetrating a meet
ing in that County. We learn, from other sources, that
: though something larger than the one which was held
in Northampton, consisting ot eleven souls, it was, ne
vertheless, not quite as large as was the army of Xer
xes, when lie crossed over from Asia to Europe. We
understand the meeting was a small one and, mark
you, it was not called a Van Iiurtn meeting. Oh no !
it was a Jackson meeting! Had the leaders openly
come out with a call for a Van Buren meeting, it would
not have been quite as large even as it was; but they
knew this, and kept Van in the rear. Will the plain,
honest, open-dealing Republicans of Mecklenburg sul
fer themselves to be bamboozled by such humbuggery
as this 7 Why do the Van Bnrenites not come out at
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the whole ana soic ooject. or me iiiiirnore uvutuo,
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I ls Ilul oniy iu nuimiiaie, uut ej Hiat -uji 1.11 cii uuitu
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President of the United btates J i he answer is plain :
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1 Inev know it the people see the whole scheme, they
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i down, therefore it is necessary to do the thing bv de-
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j greos, little bv little, and, hnahv, to throw Jackson s
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cloak over the little man, and smuggle mm in at the
uacK. uoor. iuu l eopie oi .wechienuurg, Keen a hk
mark the result: about the 1st of June you will
' hear a new tune sungyou will then be t
thai the
'Democratic HcpidJicaii Xalional .fncksnn Conecntifu
j have nominated Martin Van Buren for President, and,
! therefore, all good Jackson men mast go for him ! !
Then all these V.v.vites, who are now shy-hog ing it.
come out and talk oiviiiv. We sav, mark the
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The Ilonnrtftde Ihilfurd Brmrn has recently attend
ed a Van Buren meeting in Caswell County, tor the
purpose of taking measures send a Delegate t the
Baltimore Caucus. In that Congressional Distriet the
good people of Caswell seem to he nrctty much alone ;
iey may have been responded To from Rockingham,
but from Guilford they will not ; and, as yet, they hae
not from Stokes, as we have heard. It is said, that a
, few ((f tl( Vm ruron;t(,s were VPrv ;tnxi1!S uri(r
; Stokcs Superior Court, fo get up a little moot in- there,
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but their hearts failed them, and thev let the thing drop.
Aii! and many more of them in North Carolina, before
the contest is over, will wish that they had never taken
Yat IIurenlsHt, or that they could quietly let it
They will fiixl that the disinterested jx:rtion of
the Jackson party, the plain,, honest, and hard working
men of the country, have too much spirit to setter
themselves to be t ranstWred like so many horned cattle,
to Martin Van Buren by a seif-Constituted, and irre
sponsible CAUCCS.
Xotc. Since writing the above, we learn that tho
Hon. Bedford Brown has been appointed a Delegate to
the Baltimore Caucus, and has accepted the appoint
ment. 'The occupation well be-tits the tnan.
Let the people listen to tho voice of the Father of
his Country George Washington. Harken to w hat he
says, on tiie subject of such meetings as the Baltimore
Convention. He says, such Associations are "incom
patible with all government," and surely he is right.
If the people are to be dictated to by Cai ci sfs:, what
Js the use of the ballot-box ! The Caucus system doesv
ia effect, strike at the freedom of electionand if per-
mitted to go on, will soon take away even the forms of
election. But hear what Washington says:
" The real People, occasionally .i-scmhled. in order
to express their sentiments on political subjects, ought
never to be confounded with permanent, self-appoitttt d
societifs, usurping the right to control the constituted
authorities, and to dictate to puUic opinion. While
the former is entitled to respect, the hi iter is ineompat
itle icilh all (iovcrnmrnt, and must either sink into,
general disestcem, or finally overturn the established
order of things."
Another De ft at. We learn, from the Greensborough
Patriot, that the VAX-dais have recently been badly
defeated in Rockingham County. The- called a Pub
lic Meeting, at the Court-House, for the purpose of
sending a prop to the Caucus, but the " Panic Whigs,"
as the classical Editor of the Standard calls them, very
impudently knocked the r-Rop away, and "clown came
butter, and cheese, and all." A Resolution was oiler
ed, approving the measures of the Administration, and
was voted down, 00 to 19 ! Another w as ofl'ered, to send
a Delegate to the Caucus, and this was voted down, 01
to IS! ! If these eighteen had been up to the tricks
of the party, they should have retired into some back
room, passed a long string of Resolutions, elected a
Delegate, and then published the whole in the Stand
ard, as the proceedings of a "large and respectable
meeting of the Democrats of Rockingham." Thev,
the Van Burenites in Rockingham, are at least a half
a century behind those of Northampton, and a quarter
of a century behind our bonfire friends in old Mecklen
The Evangelical Lutheran Stnod has been in ses
sion in this place for several days, during this and the
last week. Having finished their business, thev ad
journed on Wednesday.
We are gratified to hear that the Synod unanimous-,
hj adopted a Resolution to establish a Manual Labour
School at some convenient place within the bounds of
the Synod, and have appointed a Committee to take the
necessary steps for carrying this most laudable and
praisewordiy plan into execution.
We are also highly pleased to hear that the Presby
terians, within the limits of this Presbytery, have not
only decided on the establishment of an institution on
this plan, but that their active and enterprizing Com
mittee have already made considerable progress" in the
noble work.
In addition to this, we have reason to believe that the
Synod of the "German Reformed Church " has also in
contemplation the establishment of a similar institution.
We say, success to the whole, and to all such noble ef
forts !

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