North Carolina Newspapers

    POLITICAL.
From the Richmond Whig.
THOUGHTS ADDRESSED TO THE OLD
REPUBLICANS.
As has ben for some time anticipated, the Anti-Masonic
Van IJaren Candidates to Congress, in
R iodc Islan 1, are supposed to bo elected, by a ma
jority of one or two bundreJ, ami the Whig Can
didates, Burgess and Cranston, defeated. The Van
l.irei organs have set up a simultaneous an ! upro
rious shout of exultation. The democracy trium
phant ! The Aristocracy defeated! Arc the word
in which they announce their pleasure at the re
sult. Mr. Jefferson expressed the opinion that New
England would support any administration that
continued more than four years, excepting Massa
chusetts from the bearing of the remark: and the
course of Maine, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and
Rhode Island justifies his sagacity. Patronage is
all powerful in those States, and the demagogues
have yielded to its allurements, carrying enough of
the People with them to secure n majority for the
lovernment. Besides this, other principles are at
work at the North, which the South and West will
do well needfully to regard. There is undoubted
ly tho indication of a purpose to take up Mr. Van
Jluren as the Northern Candidate to support him
as a President who, from his position, will be more
favorable to Northern and manufacturing interests
than one from the South or West. The rumor of
Bucb a disposition has for some time prevailed, and
the obvious inclination of New England, to throw
herself into the arms of Mr. Va-i Buren, as mani
fested within six months by Vermont, Rhode Is
land, and Connecticut, confirms its truth. Jona
than knows his interest, (his pecuniary we mean)
and we should not be surprised that he prefers M.
Van Buren, who voted for the Tariff of 1 r'J, who
lives at his door, and in a State strongly TaritF,
and whose powerful influence in the Union is so
important in carrying schemes, to Judge White,
Southern in all his opinions, or even to Mr. Web
ster, who Ins nothing but Massachusetts to bring
into the scale.
The South and West arc receding fromt he
ijuiiiuuist ration and the Administration's candidate
New England, always Federal, is taking him up.
Why is if so ? Can the intelligent mind be at a
loss to decide? Is it the Republicanism of Jack
son's Administration which has lost him so large a
proportion of the old Republicans of the South and
West, and gained him the ever Federal States of
Rhode Island and Connecticut ? Is it his Jefferso
tiianism which has driven from his ranks the almost
entire mass of the disciples of Jefferson, and again
recruited them with the Federal population of
IWaine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Con
necticut ! Apostates and Federal minions tell us
eo, but who besides weak dupes believe the silly
nonsense ? No. Let the South be told the truth,
and let that truth sink deep into the heart's of the
Southern people, and the friend of State Rigfits.
The Proclamation, more ultra Federal thin Pick
ering and Hamilton, has won New England to (e
ueral Jackson ; the promise of his favorite to walk
in his footsteps" and "carry out his measures,"
has inclined the heart of New England Federalism
to transfer the favor it entertains for the Hero to
his favorite. This is the explanation of the change
in Rhode Island and Connecticut States once
liCarly unanimous against Jackson, but his firm ad
herents since the Proclamation and the popularity
of its author, gave promise of a restoration of Fe
deral principles and Federal ascendency. The
TariiT principles of Mr. Van Huron farther contri
bute to enlist favor for him throughout the North,
while his aid of the Missouri Restrictions and Ins
free negro vote in the Convention of New York,
chime in with the Anti-Silhern and Aiii-Slave-rv
feeling which so extensively pervades the North.
Let Van Uurcmsm exult in the acquisition cf
Rhode Island. e wish as we believe it nowise
improbable, that ho could also get Massachusetts,
i"r his principles entitle him to her support, and
with all the Federal States in his train, we should
have a hope that the South and West and Pennsyl
vania would open their eyes to the Federal thral
dom with which they are threatened, het Van
Uarenites rejoice in 'he acquisition of Rhode Is
land and Connecticut. Republicans will know
then, where they ought to be found. If unable to
discriminate upon the nature of measures as they
arise, the Republican States will know that the
principles of 'U3 are not to l found in the ranks
which contain States that have uniformly opposed
these principles.
Take Rhode Island, gentlemen federalists take
her and joy go with her, sav we. Tennessee and
North Carolina have abandoned the Federal ranks,
and this circumstance, conjoined with Rhode Island
having united herself to them, will open the eyes
of thousands of erring Republicans.
From the Xew York Court r tj- Enquirer of Aug. 20.
TIIE MEETING IN TIIE PARK.
We had not space yesterday for any commenta
ry upon the resolutions passed by the l'ublu: Meet
ing in the Park, even if there had been time suffi
ient to draw the attention of our readers to their
nonconformity with public opinion. With the ex
ception of the Editors of the Keening Past ami
American the abolition feelings of the former of
whom, and the peculiar opinions of the latter, some
of the Committee thought proper to propitiate we
suppose none of the corps editorial, had any infor
mation in relation to the character of the resolu
tions to be offered. Such, al least, was our ease;
and of course, we could only judge of their appro
priateness after they had b en passed upon. Now,
however, that thy have come to light, wo all know
that if they had leeri much stronger in their de
nunciation of the Fanatics they would have passed
with the same unanimity and fir greater enthusi
asm, and that, indeed, any resolutions which might
"have been ofTcred by the Committee, not of an aim
litionary character, would have parsed by accla
mation. So far as theso resolutions go, they undo ib'odlv
embody the feelings of our f?ov-ciiz"ns ; ImU it is
due to the people of ibis city and t. our brethren
of the South generally, to say, that there exists a
Verv gcr.eral feeling of disappointment in relation
Ik the tone of the Resolutions, and the feeling of
apprehension which appears to pervade them, lest
we should go too far in the expression of our sym
pathy Tor the South. We, vho have laboured so
long in ttiis cause, have probably nioro opjiortuni
ties of juogingof public sentiment than most others;
and we hazard nothing in saying, that the feeling
is almost universally, that we have failed to meet
the crisis, and stopped shw'rt o w hat duty to our-
selves and to cur country ir.j iirtd ofu. The er
ror was in sullering these resolutions to be offered
and passed the same day. They should have been
submitted to the public through the Press previous
to the meeting, arid then, by a free discussion of the
question, the true feelings of the community would
have been elicited. As it was, the Committee were
not in possession of public sentiment, and of course
tliey have failed to embody it in their resolutions.
Much has lieen said of the right of discussing
the question of Slart ry, and of the danger arising
y - t .1 t 4
Irorn any attempt to "abridge the ireeuom i
speech and of the Press." But in our opinion, there
is not sufficient attention paid to the position of the
Slave-holding Slates at tho time of our union and
the adoption of the existing Constitution. e
know that Mr. Van Ctben holds the doctrine that
the Constitution may be altered on this subject, and
that in his disclaimer against interference with the
question of slavery, he used the ominous words
without " an alteration and amendment of the Con
stitution ' and his authority has doubtless misled
many in relation to the peculiar character of the
question of slavery, and the manner in which it is
interwoven with our institutions.
We all know that the Constitution, in most re
spects, may be altered and amwded in the mode
pointed out in that instrument; yet a few brief ob
servations will show that Mr. Van Buren and his
followers are entirely in error in supposing that
any amendment, touching the question of slavery,
would be binding upon the Southern States, even
if having the sanction of the requisite number of
States thereto. If such amendment should le pro
posed and carried according to the mode prescribed
in the Constitution, it would be virtually an aban
donment of the fundamental principles of our Union,
and the States would consequently stand in the
same relation to each other that they did previous
to the union. To illustrate this, it is only necessa
ry to revert to our then condition. A union was
proposed of the original thirteen States, and the
South said, " we assent on certain conditions." In
the first place, you shall guarantee us in the peace
able and quiet jossession of our Slaves, consent to
our importing others for the criod of twenty years,
and hold the forces of the confederacy in readiness
to put down any insurrection that may occur. Se
condly, although our black population are to le con
sidered Shires they shall be represented in Con
gress through their masters, and three fifths of
them shall be estimated accordingly in forming the
basis of the representation in Congrcsss." What
did we of the North sav to this ? We abhorred
slavery then as much and as sincerely as we do is done, provided the press be the instrument of jn
now, but we found that, upon these conditions and I Hiding it that there is no redress' for injuries,
none other, would t fie South treat with us, and af-! however malicious, or cruel, and destructive, if
ter duly weighing thr? value of Union on one side' those injuries result from the freedom of discussion !
and the ci!s of Slavery on the other, our patriot- This argument, to aid to its force, is urged by
ism and our in'crczt triumphed over our philan- those who never !efbre were guilty of sfrii't con
th ropy, and wo solemnly agreed to the conditions sfrucfion by Federalists and Latitu.Iinarians !
of the South ami embnlied them in our Contitu- i If this frethe Constitution of the United States, the
tion ! How idle, therefore, is it in Mr. Van ttritr.x,
or any body -else, to contend, that the Constitution
may be amended in this regard. It is not possible,
and the moment such an amendment takes place
the Union ceases.
What, then, we would ask, are the fundamental
principles which should be the rule of action in eve
ry State Legislature ? We answer, those upon
which was based the Union of the States. As a
condition of that Union, we pledged the faith of the
Northern States to protect the South in the quiet
possession of their Slaves, and we neither have
done, nor can legally do any act which in its na
ture will prevent our redeeming that pledge. If
onr people are publishing incendiary tracts, hand
bills, or newspajrs, which in their tendency are
calculated to excite insurrection among the slaves
of the South, then the condition of the Union itself,
which is paramount to all other considerations, re
quires at the bands of our Legislatures special
enactments intended to sttjtpress and prevent anv
such publications in fuMirv: And it is clearly with
in the powers of the Legislature, as it is its duty,
to define what character of publications are calcu
lated to disturb the South in that peaceable posses
sion of their Slaves which the States have guaran
teed, and all such not only may Ik, but should be
suppressed by the strong arm ot the Law.
These are not only our views, but we believe
them to be the views of nine-tenth of our fellow
citizens; and such being the fact, we wou'd respect
fully ask Do the Resolutions njfered to the meet
ing in the Park, anil adopted because none others
were offered, express the feelings of the inhabi
tants of this city? We answer No. And we fur
ther say, that they are not such as will in anv way
tend to allay the excitement of the South on this
subject. We are sorry to add, but it is neverthe
less true and undeniable, that these resolutions owe
their feeble character, and we had almost said, dis
reputahle want of manly energy, to a dio:ition on
the part of the Committee, to deprecate the cen
sure of that portion of the Press, which, although
nominally with us, are at heart devoted to the
cause of the abolitionists. In our estimation, they
leave the whole subject in a worse situation than
before the meeting, and having omitted any speci
fic recommendation to the Legislature, the only
tendency of the meeting will le to induce the be
lief in the South that the real and thinly concealed
alo!ition spirit of the Keening Post has but too ma
ny advocates among us, notwithstanding our dis
claimers to the contrary. Our only hope now is
in the Legislature. In that IknIv we fondly trust,
will e found those who dare do their duty to the
country in defiance of either open or concealed ene
mies, ami whose first act will bo to enact the se
verest ptMialties of the taw against any ami every
person who shall cither publish, or cause to lie pub
lished or circulated, Tracts or Pajers calculated to
promote insurrection among the Slaves of the
Southern States.
From the Richmond Whig.
ANTI-AEO UTION MEETING IN NEW YORK.
Afler much note of preparation, ami tho rather
ostentatious display ef Vice-Presidents at the
meeting, New York has spoken.
We confess ourselves less pleased with the pro.
ceedings in New York than we had hoped, and fir
less so than with those ol Philadelphia, containing,
to our apprehensions, much more heartiness and
less parade, and omitting a good deal of offence
contained in the former, unnecessary at any time,
and especially ill-timed now. Wc proceed to spe
cify examples.
What need then was there for "deploring the
existence of slav.-ry, and all the evils which attend
it?" Does i slavery impinge "upon them? Does it
jeopard their safety, or endanger their souls with
Cod, or injuriously affect their interests, or com
promise them in the eye of foreign nations?- We
consider this Ian-mage itself as intermeddling as
calculated to encourage the I anatics in their no
tions of removing a great "evil" as tending to dis
content the slave. Is the proposition, that the
Northern People have no possible concern in our
domestic relations, so unreasonable, so void of f iree
and truth, so difficult of comprehension, that they
can neither admit nor understand it? Of all spots
on the face of the earth, the city of New York has
the least right to complain of Southern Slavery as
an "evil." It has been none to her at all events,
whatever it may have been or now is to the Sou
thern States. Her wealth and her palaces have
lecn created and erected bv the labor of Southern
Slaves.
Nor can we but repine at the tenor of the first
and second resolutions. The South has asked the
North to protect her women and children from as
sassination, by suppressing incendiary publications,
calculated, if not designed to produce that conse
quence. She has appealed to Northern justice, hu
manity, and fraternal regard to effect this. The
right of the South to require it is sustained by the
laws of nations. What says Valtel?
"The sovereign ought not to suffer his subjects
to molest the subjects of others, or to do them an
injury, much less should he permit them audacious
ly to otlend foreign powers; he ought to oblige the
guilty to repair the damage, if that le possible, to
inflict on him exemplary punishment, or, in short,
according to the nature of the case and the cir
cumstances attending it, to ueliver himself up
TO THE orFENDED STATE, THERE TO RECEIVE JUS
TICE. This is pretty generally observed with re
spect to great crimes, ami such as are equally con
trary to the laws and safety of all nations. Assas
sins, incendiaries, and robbers, are seized every
where, and at the desire of the sorereign of the
place where the ojfence was committed, deliver
ed I'P TO HIS JUSTICE."
Will it be contended that foreign sovereignties
can require the enforcement of this principle against
each other, and that confederated sovereignties
cannot? That we may obtain that justice from nn
alien that is denied by an ally and brother? Has
the Union reduced us to this helpless and humili
ating condition? Is the silken chord of brotherly
love not only to bind us to friendly offices, but to
tie us neck and heels and submit our throats to the
assassin? We are aware of the adverse argument
that the Constitution of the United States ami
that of New York guarautie the unlimited right of
opinion, of the Press, and of discussion. To what
does this amount ? Whv, to this that no wrong
South, with one voice and one acclaim, would dis
solve its allegiance to that instrument. Hut it is a
gross lilKd upon it a shocking jw-rversion of its be
nevolent snirit.
The entreaty of the South to restrain the ma
chinations of the Fanatics, js met by a great deal
of profession indeed, by strong denunciations of the
Fanatics, (wind) and by high-sounding talk about
the Union, o.ir Southern brethren, eVc. cVc, very
well in its place, but totally misapplied when con
nected with a plump refusal to do what the South
asks, to punish those who may instigate murder
and arson; and yt more out of place when connled
with a direct recognition of the right of the Fana
tics to continue their agitation. It is "great crv
and littlo wool." It is encouragement to the alo
litionists for it i a vindication of the constitution
ality of their past and future efforts. Th meeting
profess their rerdiness to aid the South against do
mestic violence nn overture which they will ne
ver fo required to full!, f r th South wants no
protector in that matferr A little perrntion is
what was aked for nnd no military aid whatever.
We regret ti speak thus, but these refl-ctions
frce themselves ntwi us. We regret that the
New York meeting fet itself ciljed upon to levail
the evil of slavery, and instead of an affirmatic re
sponse to the call of the South, to give to the world
a vindication of the constitutional right of the Fa
natics to agitate the subject. Silence upon Iioth
heads had leen as well, had leen more prudent,
had been more wise in the present state of things.
The South is satisfied with her condition, and wants J
no bevailings and lamentations from anv part of
the earth. All she asks is, ' bauds ofF" and since
it is plain that words are only to le employed to
subject the villians who arc plotting against her
tranquility, from fhoe who alone have the power
to net in her !eha'f, he mut stand in her own de
fence, and look not beyond the vigor of her own
laws, and the arm? of her own sons. Those are
sufficient. Her pride will now ask only to le
spared the outpouring of symrathy, lamentations
for her condition, prof'ssons of a readiness to pro
tect her, and all that sort of thing, which has leen
repeated until iiauea has supervened. Hread has
leen aked for, and a stone given. Stones and
rm.fwions cot noting a fict which has been dis
covered elsewhere than in New York.
Tho Rosfon Commercial Gazette publishes the
following reminiscence. It is of momentous im
Krtance, and ought to le repeated to every man
at the North, who would palliate the ofToneos of the
Alolitionists. Mr. Rirnkv's words shew what are
the visions which Abolitionists make the subject of
their familiar contemplation.
REMINISCENCE :
At the Second Annual Meeting of the American
Anti-Slavery Society, held at New York in May,
the speakers were Mr. S. H. Rirnov of Kentucky,
the Rev. Mr. Stow of Eoston, the Rev. Mr. Kirk,
and Mr. ( eorge Thompson, the English Missiona
ry. According to the official Rc;ort fr the past
year, the Auxiliary Sx'iotics had increased from
a!out 50 to two hundred, and under the direction
of the Society, within the last year, had been pub
lished no less than 222,000 opiVsnf different works
to promote their object!!! Mr. Hirncy made a
speech on the occasion; and, among other remarks,
uttered the following : "I SAY IT ADVISED
LY, THAT IF IMMEDIATE EMANCIPA
TION IN THE SOUTH HE NOT GRANTED
SOON a GENER XL INSURRECTION MUST
TAKE PLACE THERE. WHICH MAY EM)
IN A DISSOLUTION OF TIIE UNION.
A writer in Aug'usta. fi3s written n longand able erpo
xurr of the Baltimore Convention Address. It was not
wortfi his trouble; the thing In been only read bv certain
unlnnpy editors, as part of the drudgery of their vocation.
It was a deadbnrn monster, and todig it up to exhibit it,
is as bad as criticising the Alcnikns.
From the Rnleigh Register.
PRECEPT versus PRACTICE.
The chief ground upon which the pretensions of
Gen. Jackaon originally rested, was the necessity
which existed for a retorip in every branch of the
Government- The cry of corruption had been
raised, not merely against the immediately prece
ding, but every former Administration. Abuses,
it was said, had crept into the Government, and
Gen. Jackson was the Hercules to whom was as
signed the arduous ta?k of cleansing the Augean
Stable. "The recent demonstration of public sen
sentiment, (says he in his Inaugural Address,) in
scribes on the list of Executive duties, in charac
ters ton legible to be overl.Kked,the task of Reform ;
which will require particularly the correction of
those abuses which have brought the patronage of
the Federal Government into conflict with the free
dom of elections." That these pledges have bee..)
openly ami shamefully violated, there is not a corner
of our country, however obscure or remote, which
docs not furnish abundant evidence. The most recent
instance which has occurred, happened in this State,
and is disclosed in the following article from the
Elizabeth City Herald r the Times:"
To the Editor of the Herald of the Times :
Sir: Enclosed I sen I you a correspondence which
has accidentl y fallen into my hands. I wish it publish
ed, that the people of the District of Edenton may see
tfie attempts which have been made, by persons not re
sidents of this District, to interfere in our atlairs.
The Editor of the Glolie, it seems, was too wary to
be entrapped by Mr. Kinney; he would not reply to his
letter until fie was satisfied of his orthodoxy. If any
thing was needed to satisfy tfie people that attempts are
continually made by the Office-holders at Washington
City to control the State elections, this letter of Mr.
Blair's would, it seems to me, entirely dispel any
doubts.
Who is this Mr. Blair that pretends to judge of h
norable men! I am told he is one of the hired slander
ers bought up and carried to Washington City tor the
express purpose of publishing a paper to sustain the
Kitchen Cabinet and their tool, Martin Van Buren.
I sir, am no candidate; I never sought, nor would I
accept of any public office whatever; but I cannot re
strain my indignation, when I see persons, that I know
to be the very refuse of all parties, attempt to pronounce
judgement uKn men of character and respectability.
Your obedient servant, AiiATOIt.
Ar. Neither Kinney, Fowlkes, or Blair are re
sidents of this District, or Slate.
Elizabeth Citt, N. C, April 13, 1335.
Mr. Editor : I wish you would do the Jackson party
of rm. IJ. Shcpard's District the kindness to gi e me
a particular account ot the political character of that
gentleman's votes and s;)eeches in the House. Shepird
will lie opposed by a true Jackson mm, and will cer
tainly be defeated, if you will be so goo 1 as to give me j
the means of showing the people wiiat fie has been about j
at Congress fr four years. .More than three-fourths of j
his constituents are Jackson ; and some of them are de- j
termineu that he shall nut misrepresent their views a no- i
mor ixvo years. io jrne an account oi rtiieporu s worK , act vith aa, VlTr,iVrh men who had ltraved the co-r-at
asmngton, as early as convenient. We want to i ? ., r v . m, , , '
, j , . j" i i i . i i . j uence ot the Keoujl.can party". TJiev acted wi-e V
Ki ow how he has acted, and send him to his plantation. 1 - uut-u HLl')i
it he has oppo"d the Administration
Respectfully, sir, your servant,
WM II. K1NNEV.
P. S. This is private.
Editor of the Close, Washington.
Washington, April 2, 1335.
Dear Sir :
The enclosed I declined answering, be
cause I was not certain tint the writer was a friend ;
and if he were not, I thought it possible that his object
I OIL,,
was to draw out such a reply as might beheld up as an
insidious attempt to injure Mr. tshepard and an impro
per interference, on the part of persons at Washington,
with the business of the people. Understanding from Mr.
Whccl-T that you are a true friend of the R -publican
cause, I have no hesitation in giving my testimony as
to the ficts about which I am interrogated in the letter,
with liberty to you, to make whatever use you tiiink
proper,
V
to be as decided an opponent of the President and tfie
Administration, as anv member in Conirrcss. He has
of the enemies of the Administration and on all party
questions, his ote has been counte 1 o:i ascertantly be
forehand by them, as it has been uniformly set down bv
the friends of the Administratioi jainst them In fact,
mi mill 1 1 lu ii iii urn v.- iiiiiiu i Huron gin v
in lentified with the opposition than both sides have held
Mr. Shepard to be and as for myself, I sincerely assure
you, that I shoul 1 consider tiie chance for the occasion
al support of John Q. Adams vastly more to calcula
ted on in behalf of the Administration than the mem
ber of Congress from your District. Mr. Adams
sometimes under the impulse of patriotic feeling wlrch
gets the better of his party propens.ties-Mr. kie-,ard !
never, in one instance, to my knowledge.
Your obedient servant, F. P. BLAIR.
P. S. Von may retain and preserve this letter.
To Dr. J. Fowlkes, Elizabeth City, N. C.
Trade of Scxd Orleans. We are furnished, by a
calculator, with die value of a few of the leading arti
cles embraced in t he trade of New Orleans, for the past
year the estimate is as follows:
Cotton, 37,000,000
Sugar and Molasses, 9.0'dO,KK)
Tobacco, 3,'J.j(1,01H)
I,ard, Pork, and Bacon, 3,500,000
Flour and Corn, l,7oO,tXM)
Ixad 1,000,000
Rigging and Rope, l,:i(K),O00
Wiuskey, 500,000
$37,300,000
Other articles received from the inte
rior, probably
$12,700,000
70,tXK,000
The amount of the trade coastwise, and from abroad,
including- the goods that pass through the city, will
amount to about an equal sum.
The whole domestic exports of the United States,
for the year ending 30th September, 1S33, amounted
only to the sum of .70,317,00 Tho value of the im
; orts for the same year was $10,113,311.
AVic Orleans Bulletin.
The whole Union seems to be marching to the tune
of "Blow ye brettes." The people of Burlington,
vXcv Jersey,) having resolved to mob a black porter,
attacked the wrong man, who defeated them, wounding
three with buckshot. Sundry other riots, too tedious to
mention, have occurred in different places.
From a statement of the affairs of the Rink of the
United States, up tothefith cf July last, it appears that,
after allowing six mifliims of didlars for bad debts,
that institution lias still a clear surplus of seventeen per
cent, to divide amonst its stockholders!
A lot of cotton, comprising 0,000 hales, says the
New Orleans Bulletin of July 7, changed hands
yesterday, the amount of the bill of which was near
ly half a million of dollars. This, it is believed, is
1 1 1 A t A 111
me largest single iraiisacimn ever acre rccortica
in the annals of cotton opera?c : vi
supported the press here, winch has not only abused the tilG Northern FHeralists are advancing to the support
Administration throughout the last six years, hut which ' of Jackson Van Bnrenism, even Tennessee is receding
has abused the private character of the President, and Has not North CiVmi withdrawn from tV ;,i-..vrt c
excited that feeling m the opposition which it is not un- ' t!ip YwAmmrtvan! V,',rr - n-' -r '
to i t i i i. i - ii i.i me yurihCTii pariv anu .yori.irrn nn icih pof m Tt i.
Iikelv has led to assaults on his venerable p rson. She- ; , , ! 1 uniu
pard's association has been with the most vindictive !ron? 11 not f,,vo bcen fr t!ie all-fw.vcrful name
FIAT JCSTITIA
KCAT C CULL'S?.
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SALISBURY:
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER
"SIGNS OF THE TIMES."
Ever since the promulgation of the rank federal doc
ttines contained in the Proclamation, by Gen. Jackson,
his Administration has been gradually gaining the fa
vor and support of the Northern States. They have
been gohig over, one by one, until there is now but one
(Massachusetts) remaining out of the flock which is to
be transferred from Jackson to Van Daren. The re
cent elections in Rhode Island have resulted in the en
tire overthrow of the Whigs, ani the election of Van
Biiren Federalists to Congress ami a majority of th
same stamp to the State Legislature. At this result the
Van Buren presses have set up a general shout of "tha
Aristocracy defeated "The Democracy"' (!!!) "tri
umphant!" " Rhode Island regenernttd .'" &c.
We must beg leave to differ with these presses as to
the fact of Rhode Islan i's "regeneration" or that of
any other of the New England States that have lately
taken into tiieir embraces Van Buren and h;S princi
ples. These States have not a ban ionel their old ani
long cherished principles in taking up .Mr. Van Baren.
In what resp-7-ct does the principles held out in the late
prominent measures of the Administration alier from
those of the Northern Federalists and Tarirfiits? In
their construction of the Constitution, tho Proclamation
and Protest are as latitu Iinarian as the most ultra
Federalist of 1793 could desire. They are the very
same doctrines conten led for by the old Federal party
in the Convention that framed the present Constitu
tion of the United States. Wh3t nore could the Fe
deralists desire, than to see a President who had ben
elected by the Republican party, fbr his Republican
principles, whose popularity was almost u:il)onn-5eJ,
and in whose political orthodoxy a large portion of the
American people unfortunately placed a confidence al
most amounting to i-lnlatry corning over and making
a full confession of fiith in their political creed, ! Ne
ver, since the overthrow of the Federalists, with the
elder Adams at their head, by the Republicans, with
Mr. Jefferson at their head, had the ausoices been so
favorable to the re-ascendency of Federal ien and Fe
deral principles. It was unnatural to suppose that the
Northern States would blight prtsoects so fiir f r their
once more grasping the reins of power, bv refusing to
am! they are acting steadily.
Mr. Van B jren's principles, in regard to a Prnfrc'iie
Tariff, is another ground fir his support bv the North
ern an Manufacturing States, tie will be el -t ted. if
elected at all, (which GnJ, in his mercy avr! !) by the
votes of the Tariif States. lie voted for the Tariiror
lS the "Bill of Abominations." He Ins ever been
, ,J O.,...'. I C' - -l -.
' "sT1 to oouu.e. .,,...,.. oouuiern principles ; it
,s a 't'wnright attempt at m-iposUioti for Ins presses in
the out!i to si t:iat he acted under instructions from
his own tate, in voting for tn uritT, vv'in lie hi
procured these very instructions to be gotten up.
The only link now wanting to co npleto the train of
Van Buren Fedfralism is, for Massachusetts to inve in
her adherence. The South then, probablv, would be
gin to tear from her eyes the mask of Ji'v;sonism that
! has so long rendered all the efforts to arou-e her incf-
Actual And we are not unmia Iful of t!-n course -hi
; . , , , . , -ujm .n.i
evor,ts have aJrea"'J tak-!1 ' tne South and West. As
of Jickson, van burenism, m North Carolina, would
have fallen to the ground still-born. L t the content
.t i . . i i -
in mis c-taie do exclusive between an Buren a id an-
? rentable opponent, an! then see how iw
akened rc-
publicans will flock aroun 1 the standard of Liberty.
VAN BUREN AND ABOLITIONISM.
It makes the Southern Van Buren men quite nnfrr7
to tell them that their idol is an Alvditionist. Wheth-
-J ' ri tone ha :or.a c.- t ' .--- -.1. -. . .
, ' , r. "7"lt s ,,r nnl endeavor to
mriKe ot icrs b;i,love t?llt that is said about him by
the Wings anU .Aoilihers is utterly false. We lave
sellom heard it alledged against Mr. Van Buren that
n lo.iii Hunt- ujiduuiir in me unrighteous caur,e oi
the Abolitionists, or that he is a member of any of the
Societies at the North. But, this we believe: it is not
the injustice of the course and the diabolical intentions
of the Abolitionists, or the dangerous consequences re
sulting to the Union at large, from the prosecution of
their schemes, that has dictated his present no.-i-com-mittal
course. His recorded acts, however, w:ll show
that his predilections, if he has any, are on the Addi
tion sid of the fence. At the time of Missouri's ;oiis
slon into the Union, when an attempt was making to
restrict Slavery within her limits, which is Aliolition
in its worst form, did net .Martin Van Buren use his
utmost efforts for the election of Rufus Kin" to
the United States Senate, on the express grounds of
his resfrictio i principles ? He wrote a labored pamph
let in favor of Mr. King's election, who teas, through
these means, elected, took his scat in the Senate, and
voted for the restriction. What renders the picture still
stronger is, that a son of this same Rufus King edits a
paper in New York, which espouses the abolition doc
trines of the present day. As this son seems so cor
rectly to inherit the principles of his father, is it not fair
to infer that Mr. Van Buren still retains his ! we think
so, especially when there is no proof to tho contrarv.
Mr. Van Buren voted, in the New York Convention, to
extend the right of suffrage to all free negroes, which -is
another straw to show which way the wind blows.
I5ut, there is another evidence that he, and all his par
ty, are not only abolitionists, but tunaTzamationists ; that
is, the nomination of Richard M. Johnson, a practice
amalgamator, for the Vice-Presidency on the ticket
with Van Buren.
From these facts we do not say that Mr". Van' Buren
is an abolitionist; but, if there is any truth in the old
ada?;e, that "acts speak louder then ward" m,:t-
lie had better
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have a few of his exnuttrrp.I
CO- The creatures at their dirty icork again. The
band of northern desperadoes and mad-men annenr de.
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lermmea upon tne cestruct nn of the Union and r?eln
ging the South with tlio blood of its citizens. Foiled
    

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