North Carolina Newspapers

    an avowtsl abolitionist himself, has told u that there
is n danger; that when there is dauber he will
whiikJ the alarm, and that before he will permit an
interference he w.hiM seced? ! ! Thus making se
cession our only remedy arainst plunder.
Is there no danger now ? We put the question
directly to the Editor of
e already bee
)ty? Is not y
not know that the abolitio
a most formidable poli
candidate for t !
r candidate ? an 1
will not his f-
their power and
intluence ?
Conists relv o?i the
i ne la iifN. aii'j
mind for the cafas.
.of the pius, the
ni;, the sympathy
tnd sensibility of
ktlie ambition of
-iv of the noor.
oinismg cnisatle
piev inflame the
Thiin that the re
A to put down free
rAnn to " eire a pre
ee, over stare labor
there is no danger ! !
fiori to raiw thirty thou-
nioaMou of their inflam-
"iiihmi the spot fimrteen
TTuollirs ; aul yet Mr. Ritchie
t'M's in there is no danger ! ! They pledge them
selves to tjive th"ir votes f r no public o'fier or
members of Congress who are not pledged to im
mediate emancipation. They show us that they
are pea liir over the entire North, nnd confidently
assrt th'dr ln'ief that they will soon have posses
sion of Kentucky ; and yet Mr. liitchic tells us
there is no danger ! !
Is there a parallel in the history of man, where
a whole rv" 'pie were so much absorbed in a false
s-ctiritv ? Or where men, tHissssinjr so lare a
i'-.are of public con4! lence, were crying, "all is
well," tinder of sueh irrrninont peril ?
J tes aov one ask us what is to be dne ' Our re
ply is, hit tfie people arouse from their lethargy;
I 't organist itiori lie counteracted by organization.
Let our own houseliold l put to rights. Let every
mao unite in a co nmori w.irfire on the influence
o the pure has d instruments of AVIeral power.
Lt the mercenary motives which govern the time
serving, office-huntm? recreant retainers, who
would betrav the South, le exposed, and the just
opinions to Northern teachers, let none but those
who are orthodox in our faith le permitted to live
at our expense, and von will soon find fht the
Vvholo tone of nrthern sentiment will change.
Teachers and Preachers an? now manufactured, to
become missionaries fir rnreadin:; their incendiary
doctrines among u prohibit their introduction, a
new manufacture, suited to the market, will s-xm
spring up.
To the S uth wo say awake ! awake ! Cor the ene
my is upon you.
Frnm the Somhern Christian ll:ruLl.
fifured ifrira. The 44 woumIs"and 44 injuries"
iodicfed in Africa, bleeding and tramp! I iifvtn,
h ive b rn stun fnd through the length and breadth
of our 1 in 1, till their very echo con j ire up, in the
mi ids of many, a multitude of imaginary horros as
toe otlspring of Slavery. It would a;;par fnwii th ? of many, that only slivery has pre
ventetl tiie Africans, or at least the s'aves, frm U
iti as free, wealthy, intelligent, and happy as the
wiitCLS are. W' will riot condescend here to notice
the rnvirios of fmatic, who are perfect mani ics,
vv'i-Mever they mention the subject of slavery.
Thinkimx and reasoning on it, are things of which
t.ioy .are utterly incapable. We make the follow,
ing quotation from the 44 Instki'itiov of the Pru
dential Committee to the Iter. John wihton II'
'!, destined to a .Mission at C")e Palrnas, in
Western Africa ." 44 Shall the White man, after
having drawn myriads of slaves from its shores,
an I made his intl aence felt, like that of a demon,
in everv valley, plain, and mountain of its fertile
regions, and on every oasis of its mighty desert j
shall the white mm now turn his back upon that j
unhappy continent? fchall the Church do this? J
Snail we do nothing to heal the wounds of Africa,
which our fathers inflicted."
S fir a this miv hive a reference to the wick
ed motives and b irharous conduct of those who con
ducted the slave trade, we make no objection to it.
In our vi nv, they were the monsters of tuiq lity, !
w'i s enormities were not less3ne 1 either by the
character, color, or condition of the Africans.
Tliev wen; actuited nlv bv tiieir twn interest, not
W Imvif
press, tv" y
chilW f
of inv l
a J
sarrl 1J
f f 1 I r r- i
indignation ot an at.usi an .n,urei poop arouse.,
aM,r UTM ' r. U1 " 7 frarian chief, S'Lhambi, so accurately represented
tics ,nto 2HJthrn nu'mts and Southern schools hi- f ) owlvns all,j wil ,, in
instead of surrendering ur consciences and our ,
bv any regard fr the iniserahie victims of their ! b!e of freedom, then we ask to what is tlvir eleva
avarice and cruelty. Vmt so fir as the atve Ian- i tion in the seal" of lining owing? Hid they lieen
g iage Ini a reference tt the ed -ct ot slvery upon j in Africa, ym; I they have been thus eievated in
tiie chare-ter aid condition of the slaves, it is not
oidy irisupp orted by facts, hut it is th? very reverse
of the truth. How an; the eiTects of slavery to fie
determined, fut by co.aiparing ti condition f the j
11 itive Africans with that of the s'avr s? ."virnly the ,
pese. it condition of the native Africans, living upon j
their ivn native soil, will not yt atrrihuttl to slave-
r . An! yet it might, wilh as miK.h propriety a ;
iiitnv other thifigs whidt are. In short, with :suk, '
the word slavery sorijs to as much magic
as lil the occult qualities of Aristotle. It evplai is
the origin and nature of every evil, physical or 1110
ril, !elo:igiug to the African race; and even ac
counts fir the greater part of the crimes and mis-
fortunes which exist among slaveholders. If, how- 1
ever, men are under any obligations to adhere to j
til ? truth, let those w ho talk of injured Africa, tell i
us whether there be anv difference between the na- !
five Africans and the slaves of the Southern Slates; ;
til inftnn us, if there 13 a ditFrencft, to what it
is owing. Men who have the means of informa- j
ti n, and yet are guilty of misrepresentation, are lit- i
.1.- 1 . :c.t ut: .1 1 1 j- 1 . 1 1
tie ir-tier mail 11 titey puuuxtcu wiuui iaisenoon. j
We will venture to lay down the proposition as in
That there is not one particular, in which slave
ry has not had a renovating influence upon the ne
gres brought into this country as slaves. In eve
ry particular, it has elevated their character, and
bettered their condition. Whether we consider
their physical, their moral, their social, their reli
gious, or their political condition. Every man who
knows any thing of either the past or the present
condition of jhe Africans knows this to be true.!
Every one who knows any thing of the Missionary
intelligence received from Africa-? even- child,
who has studied, Ceography, knows t,hat there is
no comparison between the condition of the slaves!
in the South, and that of the. native Africans. We
could soon plac e this bevotv! dispute, did we believe
it would 1? doublet! for a moment, by any one, who
has so much as rend Malte Brun's abridged Geo
graphy. And yet intelligent men will indulge in
this cant about injured Africa. And, alas, forrhrit
ian charitv ! men that ou."ht to know the difference
j bet w fen the condition of the slaves at the South,
and that of the native Africans will seize the ocea
si n, when the South unite with them in sending
missionaries to Africa, to make insinuations, to say
i nothing ot the christian love, which exhibit an un-
hlu.-hmg want ot common politeness.
Con h I it bo possible, by any human ingenuity, to
crowd, within the same place, accusations more un
just, or falsehood more glaring than are contained
in the following sentence, taken from an article in
the Evangelist, and copied by the Recorder, with
out any comment upon this part of it? The arti
cle is headed, 44 Tin; price of Souls." It is a com
plaint made against the Hoard of Charleston Foreign
Missions f r not joining ii: an active crusade ag iinst
slavery. That the writer of -uch sentime ts should
advocate lite wicked practice of perverting every
benevolent institution, be its profe ssed objects what
they may, intoaboliiion engines, need pjear strange
to no one. Speaking of the slave, he savs:
They have fallen among thieves, who have rob
lied them of their property, of their rights, of civil
liberty, of their chastity, of their fathers, their
mothers, their wives and children; yea, of their in
tellfctual improvement, of their morals and charac
ters, of their happiness for tune and eternity, and
of their rank in the scale of huma:i existence; and
have lowered them down in the .scale of being, far
bent nth the rank of cMtle and swine; and, having
done all this an 1 a hundred told more that is not to
be described, they have left them, far as any feel
ings of sympathy and compulsion are concerned, to
welter in their hiid."
What have the whites stolen from them? Their
mud huts? their 44 routs, berries, ant-eggs, grass
hoppers, mice, toa Is, and lizards,' up .'i which ma
ny of them lived in their native country? Ilavt;
they stolen from them their parctu'd corn, their
stMir milk, kept in hag made of .kin, or th"ir boiled
bef, without any ihi i; ei to eit with it; upon
which those I i v who liive the Ivst fare known to
the native Africans f Of what prerty have they
lieen robbt Of their 44 bnu-elets,, ami
ear-dnps?" their '4kMds, their 14 shells," r
their 44 leathern manlles," tuly rene.we, once a year?
Of what rights hive they 'teen robin-. I t Ot" the
with half starved dos? of the riijht to heat one
another to deith with clulis? or to lie hound down
till eate:i up by large oisouous ants? to le lied to
posts with leather thongs, and roasted at slow fires
placed all round? or to be iiuiled from some preci
pice? or to le fastened in treos cleft open, and per
mitted to close again ? Let any man, not utterly
insane, think f r a moment, upon the charges made
agaiast slavery, ami s;iy, if fie can, with his hand
upon his h art, whether the above ravines otiht
not to be sufficient evidence of mono-mania, in any
court of justice. The African Negroes roblied of
cavil liberty ! The most gross polygamiits, the
.shameless, naked, victims of lust ; sunk in the low
est de jiths of moral pollution, robbed of chastity !!!
The murderer of fathers, mothers, wives and chil
dren, rh!cd of their fathers, mothers, wives and
children! The nvst stupid savages rohlxd of their
44 intellectual improvement!" The most supersti
tious, immoral, degraded race of .uortals; the most
wretched upon earth, tfie most destitute of all pros
H'cts of !nppiu"ss in eternity, robfed 44 of tlrur mo
nils an I character, of their happiness tor time an.l , ;t jSj y((1 f,,,,j t,,n s) attached to the Caucus Sys
eternity," and lowered "in the scale of toig, ftr to,la system whi h we fear will ultimately sub
beneaMi the rank of rattle and swine," and left 44 to, Vert the filterties of th Am 'He in People,
welter in th'nr blood!!" there is no possible light, j Tint the people may see and ju Ige f r the-n-in
which the aUve quotation can lie viewed, that . selv,t nv the prt.fessions of the present Van Bo
will permit a .ler an I intdligont mm to come to ro jtltiien accord with tiieir practice in re-ard
any other coiichision than that it is the offspring of t( tj,(, Jjght of I 1 truction, we will simply advert bo fit re them the earliest intelligence of the inte
rna luess. If the writer h id assecto 1 that th'J vvhole j,, the course pursued and the vote .Mveii by t.ur : resting circumstances in which the Colonel has be-
of the native Africans were once angels, rl iced 1 Crawford Delegation in Congress, .n the PreJi.len
to their present c on lit ion by slavery, it would not ! tial electio in f-Jl. By so tl.,i,T, it will at once
Have been less true, nor less wis-. j perceivd, that .some of our self-stylet! Do.nocra-
D oes tie; writer intent! that his remark should j tic (and those, too, who are now ma
in? apnlied to the slaves in the Soul h ? D oes he : kin- a oreit a lo ah out Senator M aenim's it ot ohev.
mean to say tint thy are more stupie 1, immoral, !
more destitute of character, more irrdiginus I' '
t,aPpv j,, this world, and have fewer pr .sn-cts t.f
haupiness in eternity, than the native Africans ?;
Every negro in the South would pronounce this a ; course pursued, the language use 1, and the unjusti
gross slander. If this !e his opinion, then all idea' fiable means restored to, to prevent (Jen. Jackson's
of emancipation is madness in the extreme. He obtaining tiie vote of tins State, were such as ill
might as well demand that they should be trans-; barne a eo;.ie who should have been grateful for
firmed into angels and placed in Heaven. To 1 his Military services, and notwithstanding this same
link? such lieings free, would not !e less difficult.
O 1 the other hand, if he supposes they have be-
fc me stiTicientlv elevated in character to Ikj capa
the scale of being ?
S! ivory, then, has greifly added to their moral,.
l'iTei;eciua-. an i reu ;ious improvement; iKiit-n 1 ,
V . II I I ! . ...... t... It.
their condition in every respect : elevated them in
the scale of b. nog, brought them from a land of ig
noraric.e. sup n-stiti n, pill;ition of every kind a !
land buried in worse titan Egyptian darkness, when; j
the people rvri-lifor the lack of provision, where 1
n wic: of mercy ever reached them, no ray of !
h iv ever dawned; and placed them in a land en-,
nehe I !y arts an 1 scmce, ci vihze-1 and enlightened ;
whrtre the Sua of Righteous. ioss shines frth with
.a splendor se"n an I felt by the most degraded;
where the f tuntain of life sends forth its immortal 1
streams to rich and roor, to bond and free ; a land
through which thousands and tens of thousands of
Et hiopean trib s, are in their successive generations
marching on intlio heavenly Canaan. Had Satan,
in view of th"s; things, with bitter disapoiutiiient,
trnnsftrmetl himself into an angel of light, and ad-
dressed the Ah ditio lists i t the language of the
writer in the Evau 'dist, how appropriate would it
. ' '
nave lieen.
An aged an I pions African, addressing his fellow-servants
on the subject of religion, sjvoke to
the following efF;ct : 44 1 was a chif in my coun
try, and had many slaves. I often thought it very
hard, th at I should lui hreii jht here to Income a
slave. But now I rejoice, I thank God that I
was ever brought here, that I might become ac
quainted with Jesus Christ, and that I might be
enabled to tell you about him." How much
more is this like the language of a Christian
and wise man, than that of the writer contained
in the Evangelist? In tha Met hot list Church
alone it is estimated that there are about eighty
thousand colored communicants, Were slavery to
be instrumental in rescuing only this number from
everlasting burning, how little, in comparison with
j the good, are the evils of slavery ! lt any can
did man, then, consider these facts, that the condi
tion of the slaves in this life has been rendered
better in every respect, and that countless numbers
of them will 4idiinc as the brightness of the firma
ment and as the stars forever and ever," through
the instrumentality of slavery, and deny, if he can,
that slavery, instead of being a curse, has been the
greatest blessing ever bestowed upon a race of mor
tals, in a condition so hopeless as that to which the
negroes were doomed in their native land ? i e
do imt hesitate to put this question to the Editor of
the I lost on Recorder. Could any missionary ope
rations, could any other means have leen dev ised,
or any combinations of means, by which so great
a multitude of mortals so degraded, could, within
the same length of time, have been elevated to the
same degree of civilization; could have made the
same progress in moral, intellectual, and religious
improvements, as there have been of slaves bene
fited in all these respects? We will not hesitate
for a moment to argue this question with any can
did man.
Let me, in view of all these things, ask, why all
this clamor of the Emancipators against the South ?
Why so many bitter denunciations ? Why so much
excitement? Why so many plans of operation ?
So many societies formed ? It is proved, we think,
beyond doubt, to every honest and candid man, that
it cannot be because shivery has injured the negroes,
but because the whites of the South have not ren
dered them in everv respect equal to themselves
have not given away all their own labors to benefit
the slaves in short, change places.
From thr Vetrrshun Init lligencfr, of July 30.
A number of packages of the 44 Emancipationist"
were received at our Post Office, by the Northern
mail of yesterday, directed toyhffcrcnt individuals
in the Smth. We have also !een inf rmed that
packages of the 44 Human Rights," another Aboli
tion Paper, have lioeu received, within a few days,
at two of the Post Otlices on the Rail Road. Co
pies of these PaMrs have likewise been received
in various parts of the State.
The Noif.Ik HeratJ.of Monday, says : 4 A bun
dle of incenfliarv missiles from the Alnditiooists'
Pandemonium in New 101k, were a tew days ago
received ai ine 1 nisi wmce 111 ims ioiouo. iiosj
new e-nissi.)ii of mischief, (a little '2 by 11 sheet, j
issued monthly, by 44 R. (5. Williams,") comes forth
under the imposing title of 44 Huuia 1 Rights," and j
received at the Post O.lice in this Borough. This
imposing tine 01 "iiuma i uiin-, ami
is filled with matter of a tendency to excite sedition s,m)P time, tried by the Court a" Assizes, and ac
among the colored p pulatioti of the South, and , quitted by the jury ; but the judges, aftr the acquit-tver-turu
the existing s;tcial and p ditical relations together with'the lawyers and doctors for the
of the country, tie constant aim and object of the j n'aintifT, formed what they called a r'tril cour. and
AlIitionifs. as manifested in this instance by the
fict, that the whole of the 'JO or "50 copies mailed
f.r this Poi Ovice,
FREE NEGROES, in the Borough and vicinity
a. id all sent gratis, of course."
V' the I lull fix A'h'tH-iite.
Inconsequence of the unceasing complaint of j
the Van Buren gentlemen, ot Senator Ma.xgcm's j
not obeying too ins' ruction in our last legislature,
requiring hint to do whit no honourable man could
do, a id f r the continued abuse of the Van Buren
party heaped upon him, we, as faithful sentinels on
the watch lower of lilierty, conceive it to be our
duty to make the following remarks. It is a fact,
which cannot be controverted, that the present
V an Buren party are composed generally ot a
uart ot the oil iJttucus irnirfora parly. Hence
ingllMrVvrcVi of the Van Bui mi party in our
last L ; nsj ,ture,) voted far Wni II. Crawford, in .f tiie instruction of the nconle of North
Carolina. For. mark vou. notwifsfandin the
then Crawford, but now V.ui Buren party, thought
and said as Thos. Ritchie, that Gen. Jackson's
election would Ik a curse 44 tqnu the Country."
We say, notwithstanding these things and ma-iv
others, such as circulating Benton's hand hills, fi'
Coffin hand bills, and reporting that Gen. Jackson
hat! taken away a man's wife, the goinl people
of North Carolina sustained the old hnro against
mese siamiers, ana lie receiveu in tins mate a majo
I I II .! . .
rity o- iip vards f 5!.K)0 votes, thereby instructing
our Repro.,enta"ives in Congress, in the event tho
election shou I ' tothe House of Representatives,
to vote fr G t. Jackson. Now, ;nark yu, what
did oar tii'm ('rawlord I) degatittu do; did they
obey the instructions of the nconlc ? Oh. no! they,
by their vote fr Crawford, de.-.ied the people tfie
right to instruct them. The question naturally
arises, who faithless representatives?
Thev are a part of the self-styled Democratic lie-
publicans of North Carolina ; wdio then denied (by
their vote) tli jteople tfie right to instruct, are now
calling often and louldly upon Senator Mangutn, to
resign his seat in the Senate. For what? for
not obeying the instructions of the people of North
Carolina; oh no! Why, then, do they call on
him to resign, f r not oltoying the instruction of
the 4'wiry'' in the last Legislature!!! Are these
things not stubborn facts? We say they are! and
that tie? fteople of North Carolina may remember
to despise those then faithless representatives, am!
now si'.ion purees of the Van Buren party, we will
give you their names. R, M. Saunders, R. I).
S .eight, Mr. Gatlifi, Dr. Thos. Hall, Weldon N.
EI wards, and Mr. Conner. These are a part of
the good Democratic Republican party, who, after
having insulted the people of North Carolina bv
refusing to obey their instructions, now call loudly
upon you, the very people whom they have treated
with such disrespect, to sustain the 44 party." The
prayer of every patriot should be, deliver me from
such a fraud such a 4 party." Are not such things
insulting to a free and independent people; js not a
uua a hi subject for his master's use, who will si-
lently submit to such things, and much more so,
those who w ill advocate the procedings of the 44 par
ty" in our last Legislature.
From the Richmond Whiff.
President Jackson has been at the Rip Raps for
some days has been visited by sundry persons,
some for curiosity, some for incense, and is to be
visited by all the faithful in these parts, who rejoice
that the object of their adoration is brought vv ith in
reach of a few hours' pleasant ride. The Kitchen
have entrusted his person, during his absence from
' 1 - - I I . 1 - . ...All -l.l 1 1
vv asniii'Moii, to me soio cusiouy, uni wcn-n ij
delitv, of Francis P. Blair, who, gifted by nature
for the sphere, plays the consolidated parts of Keep
er and Gentleman Usher, with dignity and deco
rum. He ami the President (ego et rex me us) are ex
hibited daily at the Rip Raps to admiring crowds,
and a Republican cannot but be edified at the re
presentations which are given of the scene.
The President, we are informed,speaks freely,for
he has neither the refinement to feel the indeli
cacy, nor the information to apprise him of the im
propriety of one in his situation doing so. He
thinks undue honors have been rendered to the me
mory of General Marshall, and predicts that the at
tempt to erect a monument to his memory at Wash
ington will fail ! A prediction which we hope will
not, like some predictions, accomplish itself but as
it ought to do, determine every man who despises
demagogue malignity that it shall be fulfilled.
Messrs. White, Leigh, and Bell, are chosen
themes of denunciation by Jackson and Blair. W e
understand that, in a mixed company, the President
had the indecent indiscretion to denounce Judge
White as a man who had deceived him, (in not de
clining the solicitation to permit his name to be used
as a candidate for the Presidency,) and Mr. Bell
as a man not fit to be trusted and who would sa
crifice every thing to the motive of retaining his
ost as Speaker. 44 Bat (continued the successor of
Gen. Washington, clenching his hand in passion,)
trust me, h shall be Speaker no longer !"
From the Xcio I'rA Mercantile Advertiser.
Iisulf to on American Consul. Our Corres
pondent at Marseilles, under date of June 2nd, gives
the following account of what is deemed an outrage
to the American Consul, Mr. Coxall, by the autho-
riiios of that place:
44 Von will no doubt have heard, ere this reaches
011 wjll no u
you, the treatmen
;UV,j.rt to, on acc
he put out of his
nt the American Consul has leen
count of a drunken servant woman
1 f,e put out of Ins house. lie was imprisoned for
condemned him to a tine of 2000 franks and costs.
According to the opinion of many, this act was
done from a spite against the Consul, he being an
American, and from some observations made by
the Judge, or President, on account of the 25 mil
lion affair which is likely, the Americans not be
ing on such good terms as formerly, especially with
the opposition. The Consul has written to Paris
to appeal, and but little doubt exists that he will
there obtain redress. Su-h a decision has never
it0fnre t)0eil known, which gives the affair a more
From the Richmond Whig.
In 1632, the Cincinnati Gazette announced that
Col. Johnson (Tecumseh) had had the misfortune
to lose his wife, (Madame Julia) and nine other ne
groes by the Cholera- The same paper publishes
a letter from a correspondent at Columbus, (Ohio,)
detailing events connected with the recent elope
ment (to ust? the elegant phrase of English crim.
con.) of Madame Parthene, with one of the Choc
taw youths under the Colonel's and parson Hen
derson's suKrintendence. The whole hog gentle
men will feel indebted to our zeal in thus laving
come involved.
44Con.MBrs, July 6, 1S35.
44 Columbus was quite in an uproar on Wednes
day last, ami exhibited a specimen of practical
amalgation in high life. Madame Cornelia Par
thene, the reputed wife of Col. R. M. Johnson,
the Convention candidate for the second oilice in
the gift of the American people, and one other of
her own colar, of the African line, were the hero
ines of tho farce; together with two young Indians,
fresh from the Choctaw Agency. The f ur had
set out together on a marrying match, or matches.
The Indians left the Colonel's residence three days
previous to the wife of Tecumseh and the ueice of
the Colonel's first wile. 'Ine la, lies had their
horses saddled, under pretence of riding some five
or six miles to procure a supply of stra wlierries,
with which to regale the palate of the 44 Hero of
the Thames. They joined the young Indians, who
tiad conveyed their trunks with them, for the pur
pose of facilitating the elopement ; and the whole
company were making good their retreat to Cana
da, wiien they were overtaken. One or two re
presentatives of the Johnson family arrived in this
city, and ofFre 1 a- reward of 8500 fir the appre
hension 01 Madame Parthene, (or Johnson) and her
adopted neico. They were pursued by the sheriff
of Franklin county, the Kentuckians before men
tioned, and others ; captured at Medina examin
ed lietore a magistrate ; and the Indians permitted
to continue their journey. The ladies were brought
back to Columbus and deposited, for safe keeping,
in a room of one of the H ftels, under the care of
the nephew of Col. Johnson, who secured the door
by locking it, while he went below to wash. But
bolts and bars could not confine tho sable appenda
ges of the family of a renowned hero and 44 milita
ry chieftain. They both leaped from the window
of the 2nd"story of the Hotel, unhurt, ant! made
their way to the woods, about day-light. They
were pursued, Madame Parthene retaken, and
placed in Columbus jail for safe keeping but the
neice escaped the hunters. A writ of habeas cor
pus was procured for the release of the Colonel's
lady from her gloomy residence, by some of our
citizens. Col Johnson's nephew getting wind of
this, gave an "extra allowance" fee of one hundred
ami fifty dollars to the stage company to convey
the ftir lady and her suit to Cincinnati, by express,
in fifteen hours. It was done, vvith an injunction
to the first driver to be in JefTerson, fourteen miles
west, in one hour or le discharged- 1 am told that
the distance was performed in four minutes less
than the hour.
44 W hen passing through Columbus, on their way
north, the party stopped at the same Hotel to which
they had been returned on their homeward passage.
A piano Forte being open in the parlour, the accor
plished Madame Johnson amused herself by pe:
forming a few choice an.l select pieces of music ,
and evmced, by her conversation, that she was, by
education, superior to the ordinary slaves of the
South. They were termed 44 parlour servants," by
their pursuers."
From the Augusta Georgia) Sentinel
Interrogations lobe presented to Bob Short; to which
answers are respectfully solicited without delay.
Interrogation 1. Is Martin Van Buren a Repubhcaa
or Federalist, or both, or neither?
Int. 2. If Martin Van Buren is a Republican, how
does he define the term ; if a Federalist, can the South
support him; if both, how can he reconcile them; if
neither, what is he?
Int. 3. Did Martin Van Buren turn himself out of
the Secretary's office, or did he tell Gen. Jackson to
do it ?
I11L 4. Why did not the United Suites Sennte con
firm Martin Van Buren's nomination to the Court of
Sl James!
Int. 5. Was not Martin Van Buren very much sur
prised on hearing that the Baltimore Convention had
chosen htm as a candidate for the Presidency ?
Int. 6. Is Martin Van Buren truly and indeed in fa
vor of. irivmg free negroes a vote?
Int. 7. Will it not increase the popularity of Martin
Van Buren to be associated with Richand M. Johnson,
who has ever been, and still is", in piactice and princi
ple, opposed to negroes?
Int. 8. Should Martin Van Buren be elected Presi
dent, and Jv'efiard M. Johnson Vice President, who
should be Secretary of State, "Uncle Curly," or "Un
cle Cudjo ?"
The above questions are submitted to you, under the
belief that you can gii e definite answers to all of them,
taken searate!v and singly. On those subjects, the pub
lic should be informed FAIR PLAY.
7'o the Jirst, he ansicereth : That he knows the said
Martin Van Buren to he a Dutchman, half bald, and ra
ther more than knee high to a june-hug. That th" po
litics of said Marliii have been found, by phrenological
examinations to be all located in the head, and to have
divined themselves buldiully and htiruilly. That the
buldy polities are lodged un ier the bald or slippiry part
of the head of the said Martin, and are decidedly repub
lican. Between the two is a dirt-dauber's ne.-t, hi led
with spiders, worms, rlie&, and all manner of little hate
ful vermin. Many experiments have been made to as
certain the relative weights of the baldy and hairy.
But they change their specific gravites according to la
titiuie. Weighed in hii'h northern latitudes (that is,
about the meridian of Boston.) the baldly kick the Kara
high and dry; hut as you come south, the hairy preponder
ate by large odds About the meridian of Phil inelpiiia
the dirt-daubers nest outweighs lioth of them. His jk di
tics, therefore, may be properly considered Jedent-T pub
licodirt duuberious.
To the second, he answers : Mr. Van Buren jfines
a federalist to be one who independently, magnani
mously, courteously, and chivalrously kisses General
Jackson's foot. Of course the spirited Submissionists
of the South can support hiui, or the foot aforesaid, tr
To the third, he answers : General Jackson beinj in
quest of a 14 unit" for a lady, offered all the offices of
his Cabinet for said unit. The then incumbents rin-ung-.
their plates tiius in the market, became all alarmed,
and counselled with one another, as to how thev nhif it
transform themselves into a unit for the accommodation
of said lady. Xo sooner b id they met than they all
with one accord declared that Martin might hanj up
his fiddle at once; for, so fir from being a unit, he wis
legion. Mr. Van Buren insisted that there was a mis
take in the print of the President's proclamation; which,
'corrected, would make him the very man to fill his eye.
He said that Mr. Blair had purposely inserted a "u" in
the word to exclude him from his place, and that he
would go immediately to the President and inquire in
to the matter. . Accordingly, lie went directly to the
President and asked him whether he wanted a nit or a
unit. Whereupon, Mr. Van Buren gave up his place to
avail bein- turned out.
m " c ro,e7 . nit- ouaif uiu noi con
firm his nomination, localise they all took, it for grunt
ed, that, as soon as he got to England, (where he was
when the nomination was made) he took the oath of
allegiance to that country, seeing he always coincides
with the pp!e witii whom he is cast.
To the fifth, he uitsacrs : This question is answered
by himself.
To the sixth, he answers: He is; and as truly
vor of voting fw free negroes. See proceed uiirsof Bal
timore Convention Silvy Johnson's letter and Union
papers, pissim.
To the sen nth, he answers: Certainly it will, at the
Xorth, but not at the South. The negroes in this quar
ter say, 44 1 go for bro'er Dick up to de hoe-helve; but
de man dey call Bin B arum, he loo slippery no truss
him. Nigger tink he gvvine 'long vvid him ebber so fass,
ftios ting you know, he cone hick to i uckera Buekera
tink he got him here he come 'gin to niirsrer. When
he marry nigger, den I know I gv.l hiuV'fiss: for de
scripter say, when de Lord put 'em to-redder, no man
can part 'em, 'cause he wrap twine (the twain) round
triii i u maivt- em o e uean.
To the eighth, he answers: Neither. Cuffv will be
sent to the Court of irst. James and Cudjo to the Court
of St. Cloud, to make room tor Messrs. Tappan and Gar
rison. It is said that arrangements have actually been
made vvith Mr. Ritchie, to support these nominations,
tor whicli his paper is to be made the Government offi
cial ; but of this, witness doth not gpeak from Ins own
knowledge, farther than that he knows the said Ritchie
to have strong leaning to all the parties in interest.
Answered an 1 subscribed by me at
this :27th July, 15.
Shocking Murdtr. We learn, from a Corres
pondent, that a shocking murder was committed
w ithin a few miles of Chapel Hill, week before the
last. A man by the name of Alston Durham,
went to the house of his cousin, Lindsey Durham
and finding no one but his wife, (who was sitting
cardinir,) took up a gun, and, vvith a single blow,
inllicted with the breech, killed her ou the spct.
He then went out in the field, where the husband
was at work, and insisted that he should go to the
house. On his arrival, he found the lifeless IkkIv
of his wife lying on the floor with the cards in her
hands. He turned to his cousin" and remai ked
44 Oh! Alston, this is your work!" who immedi
ately replied, 44 if you say so, I will put you in the
same fix;" and suiting the action to the word, he
commenced an attack on the husband, who saved
himself by flight. The murderer was arrested,
and is now in jail. It appears, that he courted his
victim some two or three years since, but she re
jected his addresses; and from that time he has
been subject to occasional fits of insanity. He had
told the husband, that as she would not have him,
she should never be a source of comfort to any one
Both families are highly respect able, and the oc
currence has created great excitement in the neigh
bourhood. Raleigh Register.
A mile a Minute. A Steam Car has been built in
England, for exportation to the United States, which
performed the distance between Manchester and Liver
pool at the rate of a mile a minute, (nearly forty miles.)
At that rate, when the New York and Erie Railroad is
finished, one can breakfast in New York, dine in Buffa
lo, and be at Detroit, Michijran, the next dav, a distance
of nearly KX) miles, which is not now travelled in much
less than a week. Sum

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