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LIBERTY.... THE CONSTITUTION.... UNION.
XJY TH03I AS WATSON.
' At three dollars per, annum payable in advance.
rrtiiE Presldipit and Directors of
Jj the Bank of Newbern have determined to
sell all the real estate in Newbern and its vicinity, and
.Ml the: slaves which they have taken in payment of
debts.J S They will receive private proposals for any
pifrt of the undermentioned property, until the 17th of
October next, at which time, being the first day of the
Superior Court of Craven, at the Court House in
Xevvbern, they will expose the same, or. all which may
riot be sold in The mean time, to public sale, to the
highest bidderyand without RESERVE,tupon the fbl-
lovving terms : 1 .
The real property will be sold on a credit of one and
two years, drawing interest from the time when pos
session is to be given, the purchaser giving bonds
u-ith-approve! sureties' and also a deed of trust on the
.property. In all cases wherein a different time is not
named fur-delivering possession, the purchaser is to
take possession immediately. The slaves are to be
t-rjkl ona credit of ninety days, the purchaser giving
rieffOtiuhle notes with approved sureties, drawing in
terest from t held ate. Wherever it is desired by the
purchaser, eit her of land or slaves, the Bank will take
uayment in its own Stock, a share being valued at
'afiTv provided such -payment be actually made by a
'TUB REAL ESTATE T.WBE SOLD IS AS FOLLOWS
Tliiit valuable and well known
.PLANTATION on Brices Creek, containing!
aUUl uw " '-") - 1 J t
htely. belonging to James G. Stanly, Esq. Of thip,
possession will be delivered on the first of January next.
The residue of that well known
PLANTATION and'the adjacent lands in Jones
County, on Trent River and Island Creek, lately
belonging to John Stanly, Esq. and whereof a part
has been conveyed to Major Alfred Stanly. The
part to be sold contains the Mill and Mill seat, and it
is believed about 1700 acre's of land.
A Tract of Land on Neuse Road,
about two miles from Newbern, containing 62 acres,
'and purchased by M-. C. Stephens from Durant Hatch.
r a tract" on the same road, about 5
or 0 miles, from Newbern, containing about 196 acres,
commonly" called the Folly place, bought by Jofm C.
Stanly from Frederick Fonville. , ,
The well known tract in that neigh
borhood, called Cedar Grove, containing about 300
.acres. , , -. ' t i
i t -nfToa'- nnw nr.r.nnip.d hv lol. Mill Vv aru.
1 1 T- 1 " T X T I
; A tract in the same neighbornooci,
called the Durliam tract, containing about 200 acres.
Another in that neighborhood, called
the Good tract, containing about 360 acres.
And another, bought by J. C. Stanly,
of Sanders and Clark, and containing about 200 acres.
Yiso, the following Lots, and parts
of Lots, in Newbern.
The four well known tenements with
briek Stores thereon, oil Lot No. 51, Craven-St. The
Lotextends214 feet in depth. Of the upper-tenement,
possesion may be had immediately, but of t he three
ethers, it will be delivered. on the 7th January.
Part of Lot No. 50, on Craven-street,
.'directly North oT Mr. Isaac Taylor's,; extending 53
feet in front and 214 m depth
Part of Lots iNo;341 and &&,.on
Johnston-srreet, back of the Academy, extending
along that street zit ieet. ana ut. ucpui, vuiv
xewA to M. C. Stephens by John C. Osborn.
VPart of the Lot No. 77, atjjthe corner
or Pollok and Middle-streets, frequently called the
Griffin Lot. extending 107 feet 3 inches on Middle-st.
and 77 on Pollok-Street. William . Hihdes has a
lease, of which about three years have to run, on a
- . .-.11, ll . A
part. The purchaser is to be entitled to me. rem
from the day. of sale.
The Northern half of the Water Front
of Lot No. 118, on Neuse River.
The Water Front of Lot Nofll9, on
The front of Lot No. 109, on Neuse, at
the corner of -East Front and Change-istreets
The improved Lot No. 284, at the
'- comer of New and Hancock-streets, where John C.
Stanly resides. .
The Lot No. 126, and . part; of Lots
No. 125 and 127, at the corner of Union . and Graves
streets, constituting the tenement where Mr. James
G. Stanly lately resided, and which is now 'occupied
-by Col. Ward.
The Lot No. 353. on duefen-street,
where Boston now resides.;
The Lot No. 39, on Broad-street, sub-
. hect tQ-a life estate in Bob Lisbon and E valine
I Lot No. 305, on New-street, where
Juno Forbes -resides, to which is attached a small slip
of Lot No. 306. ' On this, ; there are one or more
leases, Tt is believed, and if so, the purchaser is to have
me benehtoi them from day ol sale. ,
Two Lots in Dryeborough, conveyed
to M. C. Stephens, by Cornelius Weeks, joining' lots
formerly owned by Samuel Chapman, deceased, and
back of Mr. Wilson's residence. 1
A piece of land of 3 1-2 acres, adjoin-
'ing Dryeborough, on the East iside of the road to
smith's Ferry, opposite the land of Mr. Hawks
And about ten Slaves.
By order of the President and Directors,
JOHN W..GUION, Cashier.
. August 29th, 1831.
The Highest Cask Prices
"tOTyiLL be given for likely young Negroes of
! VV both sexes, from one to 26 years of age.
l- JOHN GILDERSLEEVE.
Newbern, September 7, 1831. .
; N. B. , In my absence, apply to Mr. Jordan S. Car
row, who can at all times be found inlNewbern.J . G
IT August Term.'A. D- 1831, of Craven County Court,
Letters of Adtmnistratiou on the Estate of Colonel
JOSEPH NELSON, deceased, were granted to the sub
ascribe r. Notice is hereby given, to alt person indebted
to said Estate, $o make immediate payment, and those
, -naving- claims against it, are required to present them
duly auihenticftted, within the time prescribed by law, or
ttis notice will be plead in bar of their recovery.-
JOSEPHUS KELSON, Admr.
Cravtn Coaoty, Aug. 12, 1831. K '
Apart of said Lot, directly back Ot Children's Cbfns&FuneUs, in the above proportion.
Mr Taylor's, extending East and West 78 feet, and j Newbern, Aug. 31, 18S. ;
North and South.3feet. -. 5 ..TO'SKPH M. GtAJVADE, Co.
Mv Farm, containing 500
: ffmrnmn I
acres, situated on the nortl side of Trent
the east side of Jiining's Creek,
and distant from the Town of Newberrabout3 miles.
It is-bounded on the south by the river, n the west by
the creek, on the-north by Trent road, uid on the east
by the land of the lateWm. Dudley. 7here are clear
ed, and enclosed within a good fence, ibout 400 acres;
The soil is light, is of easy cultivation, and is never
flooded by rain. The cleared land wll average two
barrels ofcornto the thousand hills, aid produce good
erons of nease. 1
The last crop of cotton averaged 5dU
nonnds tn the ar.rp. Tlie situation islealthy. Vessels
load at the river bank. There arep the premises a
dwelling house, two kitchens, two b;pis, pantry, dairy,
C?in-house and a Horse Mill, Negrp houses, &c: An
Orchard of! apple and peach trees i Vineyard of 4
cres,the vines of which are mosth scaffolded and in
a1 state of bearing fruit, and will sfcn be capable of
making 1000 gallons of wine : A ticked well of good
water. This is a desirable situalfri to a farmer who
may wish to live in, or near to Nfevbern.
i Lots Nos. 19 & 20, with the Dwelling-house and
oilier improvements thereon, in Dysborough, adjoin
ing the Town of Newbern. The framing and
weatherboarding of the dwelling ire of cypress, and
shew no decay. There is a pun of good water at
the premises, i- This property is sbject to no town tax,
and is free from the danger of fire fom other buildings.
; Nine hundred acres of land in Price's Creek poco
sOn. A Mr. Tolson has a few; aces of the adjoining
pbcoson cleared and ditched, jwJch has yielded up
wards of 10 barrels of corn to thetcre.
I Six hundred and forty acres of and adjoining Bay
river bridge, containing a valuate juniper swamp.
sr our jiunoreu acres at ii le ueau Liiiueowm ieea.
Thirty-five feet front of lot No. on Middle-street,
occupied by M. H. Lente
Five Lotsrin Washington, NiZJ.
f Indian Island, containing 150 ares, in Pamlico r
Four thousand acres of land t various quahti
; A Pianno, Which has beenbi little used.
! A Share in the Newbern Llary Company.
; The above property, or an part thereof, will be
sold very low for either cash 6 negroes, or if requi
red, a credit will be given on aart of the amount of
purchase of any portion of it. -
L GEGIGE WILSON.
31. STEVENSON, Senr.
Trp EGS lave to correct aierroneous impression
JLp which hosbcen unfairlyiadeonthe public mind.
He takes this method of stating that his Hearse is kept
for the accommodation of exry decent family who
shall be so unfortunate as to rquire its use. His per
sonal attendance at Funeral is likewise offered to all
persons of the same descriptii, and no pains shall be
spared, n fiis part, to nave 3 solemnities conauctea
with sobrietyj decency and pod order.
It is hoped i that the iollovng reasonable charges
will be satisfactory.
! Neatest MahofifanvCoffitfor a grown per-1
son, with linings and trimijngs; (including
an engraved Silver Plate ;)pgether with his -$35.
personal attendance, and X use of his horse
and Bier, " f J
Neatest stained Poplar Pine Coffin, with
engraved Silver Plate, anxi casein the bot- ( $25
torn of the grave ; togetherlith horse, Hearse j
and attendance, J
Plain, stained Poplar ofhn, lined with gift
Cambric but j without the jilver Plate, $
Plain, stained Coffin, ith a neat pinked I $8
Cambric border, but witha lining, g4
Common Parish Cons,
At tlie Store f brmerl vecupied by Wm Dunn
CORNER OF POLLOJ& MIDDLE-STREETS.
A GfiNERALSSOSTMENT OP
Spirits, Wines, lardware, Glass &
St on ware.
They have just received from Iw York and Baltimore the folio win g
ariicles, whicu tneytii sen iow lorcasn vix .-
1 hhd. veFy superior ew Orleans SUGAR,
4 bbls. English Islan Do.
5 flo. Loaf Sugar, -
4 qr. chests Gunpowr & Hyson TEAS,
5 bags Rio COFFE,
1 qr. cask very supor old Sherry )
1 do. L. P. Teneritf WINE.
,1 do. sweet Malaga ?
Cogniac Brandy, JUandGin, Jamaica Rum,
10 bbls! Apple Braiy,
10 do. Baltimore Ik Whiskey,
5 do. old Monongiela Do.
5 boxes Sicily OJVNGES,
6 do. do. EMONS,
4 do. LEMON JROP,
20 bbls very supeir New York Canal
lOMo. Baltimore-oward Street V FLOUR
20 half bbls. do. do. do. '
1 bale Scotch Otaburgs, in half pieces,
. 1 bbl. LorillardScotch SNUFF,
4 dozJ " N. Bea:' cast-steel bitted AXES,
50 pair Trace Ctins,
10 dozi CarolinVeeding Hoes,
20 bbls. prdst HRRINGS, N. Y.jCity Inspection.
1 a0 IX STORE
40 bblless, poRK,
40 do.me $ I
i 20 Ke ARD, of 20 lbs. each.
.800 bijels Indian CORN.
Newbern, Jolt, 1831.
And posses give on the 1st of October,
The fe ana uweuuig nuusc cumci
ofCravi& South Ft-Streets, now occupied
!v Dr Bomis. Enquire of , John Snead or
.William HolM, Esqr's., wno are auuiurucu w sen,
on accommodjig terms, the unimproved piece of
ground on Citifn-sireet, ueai uic i . v ,
and formerly iupied by Mr. Wm. Taylor.
SILVER1ABLE & TEA SPOONS.
Hasht received fresh supply of
Silver lie Spoons Sugar Tongs,
Tea Spas, , Pencil Cases,
Mustard Salt Spoons, Thimbles, &c. & c.
Which will! sold as low as they can be impopte
i A PAJ OF 13 INCH GLOBES.
Newbernpth July, 1831. -
LL pehs indebted to the firm of JACKSON &
. HIG5Sare requested to make immediate
bavmenL Ihey are determined to -close their busi
ness on or ores the first of September next.
he Store and D wellintr House now occu-
rd-bv them on the Old County Wharf,
IJ 1511 be sold cheap to any person who may
wish topmase an eligible stand lor ousiness.
. FOR YOUIffG LADIES.
miTRS. CLETHERALL proposes to open a
--" Seminary for Young Ladies, in Newbern,
on the first of Novembewiext. Parents and Guardians
desirous of placing young Ladies under her charge, are
requested to intimate the same to Mrs. Margaret Scott,
on Poilok-street, or to J. Burgwyn, Esq. on East Front
street. Terms as usual.
A ftW vnnnff Tod ino tttJII V,.-, tolnn oo Rnnrdpra nnH
particular attention will be naid to their manners and
behaviour, so as to render them, on leaving School, fit
to enter society, or td superintend the management of
uumesuc anairs. -
Teachersof Music, and of Dancing, will be procured
as soon as the necessary number of pupils areengaged
French and Drawing will be taught. Further parti
cular will be communicated hereafter.
William Gaston, Esq.
Hon. John R. Donnell,
John H. Bryan, Esq. ton,
J. S. Hawks, Esq. Washing
August 24, 1831.
Rev. J. R. Goodman,
Moses Jarvis, Esq.
Hardy B. Croom, Esq.
John Burgwyn, Esq.
FRESH FAMILY FLOUR, fte.
Half bbls, fresh ground Flour, from
new wheat, "fancy brand."
Half bbl. Soda Crackers, ?
Difto ditto Butter do.
V 10 bbls. Pilot Bread,
10 do. Navy do.
10 do. Apple Brandy,.
2 hhds. N. ERum,
2 do. Rye Whiskey,
5 bbls. superior" old Monongahela ditto,
2 dV. Jamaica Hum,
1 bbl. best Winter Sperm Oil,
1 do. Train Oil, -
Chewing Tobacco, of various qualities, re
ceived this day perschooner John, from Balti
more, and for sale by
JOS. M. GRANADE fe Co.
Sept. 7th, 1831. Dunn's Corner.
JOHN W, NELSON,
MESPECTFULLY informs the Publick that he
continues to manufacture every article in his
line of business. He is at all times provided with the
best materials: and in return for the liberal and in
creasing patronage which he receives, he promises
punctuality and fidelity.
He continues to make ..COFFINS, and to superin
tend FUNERALS ; and that he may be enabled to
conduct the solemnities of interment more becomingly
and satisfactorily, he has constructed a superior
HEARSE, for the use of which no additional charge
will be made. Newbern, June 1st, 1831.
C1 ENTLEMEN who had Tickets in this Lottery
1" for sale, will please make returns prior to the
17th October, as the drawing will take place a few
The subscriber has on hand a few neat Phi
ladelphia built DEARBORNS.
A SULKY, With leather top, also Philadelphia
made, Two COPPER STILLS, and an elegant
asortment of self-sharpening PENCILS, and Silver
PENS. These, together with almost every article
In the SADDLERYand HARNESS line, he of
fers very low, for cash.
14Tn Sept. 1831. 2
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA,
County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions,
August Term, A. D. 1831.
SARAH RICE, )
vs. Original Attachment. '
ITT anoearin? to the satisfaction of the Court, that the
IJ TWonrtant i'a not an inhabitant of this State: It is
ordered, That publication be made for six wteks in the
North Carolina Sentinel, that said defendant appear be
fore the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions of Craven
County, at the Court House ii Newbern. on the second
Monday of November next, and replevy or plead to is-
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sue, or Judgment nnal will te renaerea against mm.
Attest, J. STANLY, Clerk.
Sept. 6, 1831 $5
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA,
County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions,
August Term, A. D. 1831,
1 Petition for the Sale of the
f T.nrwlc f Thn Fulshire.
THOMAS FULSHIRE, J
THE petitioner having made oath, that William Nel
son and Nancy, his wife, defendants in this petition
are not residents of this Stater is ordered, That pub
lication be made for fire weeks, successively, in the North
Carolina Senlinel, that said William Nelson and Nancy,
his wife; appear before the next Court of Pleas and tiuar
ter Scissions of Craven County, to be held at the Court
House in Newbern, on the second Monday of November
1831. nnd plead, answer or demur to said petition,
or said petition will be takn pro confesso against them,
and heard accordingly,
Attest, ' J. G. STANLY, Clerk.
Sept. 6, 1831. $5. '
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA,
County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions,
August Term, A. v. lool.
MARY SHAKP, i
vs. VOriginal Attachment.
WILLIAM LEWIS. S
"If T anoeariner to the satisfaction of the Court, that the
U Defendant is not an inhabitant of this State:! It is
ordered, That publication be made for six weeksj in th
North Carolina Sentinel, that said defendant appear be
fore the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions of Craven
Countv)at the Court House in-Newbern, on the second
?.ionday of November next, and replevy or plead to is
sue, or Judgment final will be rendered against him
Attest, J. G. S T ANLrY, Clerk.
Sept. 6. 1831. $o
Claret Wine & Porter.
The subscribers have just received from New York,
per the Schooner rerseverance,
One cask Marseilles Claret,
ONE CASK, CONTAINING ' .
4 doz. quart bottles Porter,
6 do. pint ditto ditto.
Which they will sell low for Cash.
JOSEPH M. GRANADE, & Co.
August 24, 1831. j
MR. EATON'S REPLY
TO MESSRS. INGHAM, BRANCH & BERRIEN,
On the Dissolution of the late Cabinet.
City of Washington, September 1831.
TO THE PUBLIC:
, r l k'hh extreme reluctance that I ap
pear before the public, upona subject purely of personal
fKo,r?ler" To rae' nthing could be more painful
llZ G necessi.of bringing into discussion, in the
newspapers, any thing which concerns my private and
domest,c relations In civilized society, a man'shouse
is his castle, and the circle of his fami y a sanctuary
never to be violated He who drags before the pub
he its helpless inmates, and subjects them to rude as
saults, deserves to be considered worse than a barba
rian. gainst those who commit such sacrilege, and
shun an honorable accountability, the public willing
tify an appeal, which, under other circumstances
might not be considered admissible. I expect not bv
this effort to silence those who have been assailing all
that is dear to me. It may open afresh the fountains
of t heir abuse. It is probable, that the very remorse
and shame which an accurately drawn picture mav
produce, will excite my persecutors to raise clouds of
fresh cafumnies to break upon me with redoubled fu
ry. Let it all come ! my head is uncovered, and my
There is another consideration which would seem
to impose silence. These are time3 of angry political
contest unsui ted to dispassionate inquiry. Already
havhe enemies of the President made use of my
private relations to injure and harrass him. In at
tempting to represent him as devoting his thoughts
and his power; to further my views and wishes, they
seek to blind the people to the principles and acts of
his administration. They will doubtless seize even
upon my humble efforts at self-vindication as means
of promoting that design, seriously calculating by
their machinations, that the people of the United
States may be wrought into a " tempest of passion,"
and thus induced to forget the signal success of his
foreign uegociations, and the unparalleled prosperity,
and happiness which, under his administration, our
But to all these consequences I submit myself with
entire resignation. A portion of the community will
at least do me justice. They will perceive that the
President is in no need of any developements from me
to give prbofs of his integrity, and that it is not for his
sake that I present myself before the public. It is a
paramount duty which I owe to myself and to my fa- j
niily, and which shall be performed. Others may
conceive, but I cannot describe, the pain those attacks
have infli ted. It was indeed enough that I was as
sailed in private circles, while I was in office ; but re
tiring from its labours, with a view to sit down at mv
home, in Tennessee, it was but a reasonable expecta
tion to indulge, that I might escape a repetition of
these assaults, and be permitted to enjoy my fireside
cuiu menus in puaue. mui msieaa oi putting an ena
to this unfeeling war, my resignation served to make
my enemies more bold. What before was whispered
in dark corners, now glared in the columns of the
newspapers. Men who had been my friends who
has received favours at my hands who had partaken
of the hospitalities of my house, and given, pledges of
inenusnip at my own board, became my deadliest en
emies, while I still confided in them.
I sought that redress which wrongs so wanton and
deadly provoked, and which public opinion, under
such circumstances, has always justified. It was re-
iuseu in a way wmcn aaaea insult to injury ; and l was
then accused, by one of the malignant calumniators,
as having sought revenge at the head of a band of as
sassins. Not satisfied with tmvaip.Iv ininrino mft in
my own, and the honor of mv household, and shrink
ing from an honorable and iust accountabilitv. these
persons have, one after another, come before the pub
lic to give countenance and sanction to the calumnies
of a reckless press. Mr. Ingham, Mr. Branch, and
ivir. rerneii, wim eviaent concert, and deliberate de
sign, by filling the country with erroneous arid disco
lored statements, and substituting falsehood for truth,
have saught to consummate the ruin which their con
duct in othce so insidiously begun.
What can i doY What course adopt? There are
persons committed to my charge who are dear to me.
I am their only protector. Shall I see them murder
ed, by men who claim the polish and the culture of
civilized life, and not lift my hand and my voice fpr
their rescue? These gentlemen, express a desire to
preserve their characters, as precious inheritance for
their children. Is the good name of a mother, of less
value to her orphan daughters 1 Did they forget that
she whom so relentlessly they pursue, and who in no
thing ever wronged them, has two innocent little chil
dren, whose father lies buried on a foreign shore?
riaa tnese iicue ones ever injured tnem i W ere tney
and their mother so much in the way of these gentle
men that in their malignity they should consent to
sap the foundation of their prospects in life ! Had they
no remorse, in conspiring and seeking to rob them of
all that villany and fraud had left them the inheri
tance of a mother's good name. And if they could
be stimulated in their addresses to the public, by the
desire of transmitting to their children a spotless
honor and unsullied name, what might not be expect
ed of me, in defence of the slandered wife of my bo
som, and her hel pless, unprotected children 1 Attacks
on myselt, I disregard. A man's character is in his
own hands; in Ins bosom he knowB how to -protect it
It is by his own acts only, that he can be degraded.
Not so with a female. The innocent and the guilty
alike, the envenomed tongue of slander may reach
and destroy. It is a withering blast, which can blight
the sweetest rose as well as the most noithsome weed.
Although I expect nothing at the hands of those
who can violate the laws of social life. and. all the
precepts of "holy charity," yet by an exposure of
their motives-and designs, 1 may be able to render
their future malignity powerless. This induces me to
make this appeal to my countrymen, and to their
awara to trust it. i nere is in the public mind intui
tive honour a native sense of justice, which revolts
at wanton attacks on female character, and in the end
will visit the unfeeling with terrible retribution. To
these I appeal, and on these rely; not in the hope to
sueiice me maugnant and the vindictive assailants
but to make their attacks to recoil nnon themselves.
A place in Gen. Jackson's Cabinet, by me, was ne-
yer uesireu. iviy ambition was satisfied with a seat
in the Senate which thrice had been kindly bestowed
opon me, by my fellow citizens of Tennessee. Dis
trust in my competency to discharge the duties of one
of the Departments and a reluctance to encounter its
labors, induced me to prefer my situation in the Se
nate. . . .
About to enter upon untried scenes, with a limited
knowledge of the character andfeelings 9 hofv
whom he was to be surrounded, the President felt
anxious to have near him some of his long tried per
sonal friends, in whom he had entire confidence. He
desired that Judge , White my colleague m the Se
nate, or myself, should accept one of the Departments.
I urged it upon Judge White, because I considered
him better qualified, and better adapted to the station,
than myself He declined it. I then felt it to be my
duty to accept the offer of the President He had
inst lost the partner of his bosom, and was solitary and
disconsolate. As in his kindness he seemed to think
I could be servicable to mra, it did not seem consistent
with the friendly relations which herd long subsisted
between us, to leave him at such a moment.
Mr. Van Buren was appointedfJbecaose the Presi
dent had confidence in his talents and integrity, and
because he appeared to be the expectation of the
!UI1;!?r' n TIr: ,InKh2a was . selected, for the reason
that the President was induced to believe that the
democracy of Pennsylvania desired it. Mr. Barry
from aconfidence reposed in him by the President;
derived from his personal knowledge of his worth and
merits. Between the first and last namedgentleraen
and myself, the most cordial friendships always1
subsided; nothing has ever arisen to interrupt in the
least our friendly intercourse.
Mr. Branch and myself were bom and reared in
the same county in North Carolina, educated at the
same college and had btfen associates and friends, in
early and in more advanced life. I solicited his aj -pointment
as a member of the Cabinet, and at the.
President's request informedjiimof the selection. He
made no objection not the least, save on the score of
a modest distrust of his competency, and expressed at
the time much gratitude towards the President, and
exhibited much good feeling towards myself. . 1
With Mr. Berrien I had been on terms of intimacy, ,.
and supposing him to be a man of talents and honor,
was pleased that he was selected. The President re
quested me to confer with him in relation to his ac-.
ceptanee. At that time we were in habits of the
kindest intercourse. He seemed highly flattered bv
this manifestation of the President's confidence, and,
offered no objection to an acceptance, except intima
ting a possible interference with his private business, i
The next day he informed "me that he. would accept,
which reply I communicated; to the President! j'
I met all the members of the Cabinet as friends,
personal and political, to whom was assigned the high
destiny, by harmony of feeling among themselves-,
of giving unity of design and vigor of action to the
administration of General Jackson. In the same
light,, I am sure, did he Consider us. In the single
ness of his heart and the ardor of his patriotism he
suspected not that there was amongst us, any other
object, than, by our cordial support to enable him in
the Cabinet, as he had done in the field, " to fill the
measure of his country'sfory." Far otherwise were
the feelings and purpxKetffl Messrs. Ingham, Branch
and Berrien, as in the course of this exposition, will i
believe, satisfactorily and fully appear.
Mr. Berrien in a late address to the public, says : -
" The annunciation of the names of the intended
" Cabinet seemed to me, however, to present an insu
"perable bar to my acceptance of the office which
" was tendered to me. I thought I foresaw clearly the
" evils which have too obviously resulted from the sei
" lection. A gentleman, high in the confidence of the
' President, whom he consulted, ' expressed his de-
cided conviction, founded on a long and intimate
"knowledge of the President's .character, that he
" would himself speedily seend correct the evil.' I
" yielded to those suggestions, and took my seat in the
A writer in the Telegraph, qf the 14th July, last,
believed to be Mr. Berrien, speaking in behalf of Mr..
Ingham, makes the following remarks:
" Pending the organization of the Cabinet, the Pre
sident was informed by several persons of high standi
ing, and those his strong party supporters, that there
were objections to Major Eaton, which would lea4 to
difficulties not likely to be removed." " It was not ne
cessary for Mr. Ingham to take any part in the affair.
Every one knew that public sentiment would, in due
time, concentrate on what was amiss, and correct it.'-
In the Telegraph of the 28th July, probably by the
same writer, it is asked .
" By whose advice was it, that Judge McLean w'os
arranged to the War Department, before the Cabinet
was announced, in order to remove the "malign in
fluence," which even then threatened the dissolution
of the party. It was! by -the personal, political and
long tried friends of the President, that this advice
was given; and it waslby the same advice that these
gentlemen retained their seats in the Cabinet in the
confident hope that the President would sooner or Ia
ter see his error and correct it." . . -
These extracts carry on their face evidence of a
common origin, it not penned Dy me same nanct-,
they must have sprung from the same councils were
all written with the same views and same object, and
disclose with sufficient clearness to whom I am in
debted for the long covert, and at last, open attacks
upon me and my househould, as well as their purpose.
Certain gentlemen, who styled themselves the "per
sonal, political, and longtried friendsofthePresidentr'
undertook, it seems, without his knowledge or consent,
to arrange and fix hm cabinet. 1, who had been his
particular friend and associate for twenty years,
who had adhered to lum " through good report, and
through evil report," during two bitter contests fo;
the Presidency, and wTho, against my wishes, was se
lected as a member of his cabinet, was to be set aside
as unworthy, in the estimation of these gentlemen,
to associate with him, or to participate in his councils
A ills &CI1CI vautti ut cauubho incuus auviocu in i
Berrien to accept a seat in the cabinet, under these,
cret expectation that I would be driven frbnfit. BV
the same persons, Judge M'Lean was arranged to the
War Department, their object being expressly to get
rid ofrae : They advised Messrs. Ingham, Branch
and Berrien, to cleave fast to their hold, which they
did, even under alleged "indignity and insult"-too, in
the " confident hope that the President would speedily
6ee and correct the evil." ,
Without the President's knowledge, and without
mine, this cabal of " personal, political, and long-tried .
friends," were thus endeavouring to control all the
cabinet arrangements, and secretly to place around
the President men of their selection and stamp, n
was not for him to select his own counsellors, or aer
cide who were his "personal, political, and fLgtnea
friends" men who had supported him only when
they had lost all hope of JVIr. Ca df
Xhad rte$ him fbr his ownkehise a
Ichment waHemented by years of confidential m-ercouse-whose
faith and energies were pledged to
his support, and whose hopes were all concentrated m
the success and prosperity of his administration.
Mr. Branch was made the instrument of abler
headsj and attempted to become a manager in this
business. In Ins recent letter, he mentions a call
which he made on the President previous to my nomi--nation
to the Serrate, at which he arrogantly repre
sented that my selection would be improper and un
fortunate, and gave his reasons, which appear to
' f 1 Vt?n mamma .rV.nl AVulnnitTA IViATItr. nlfrlnA1 Tt,T .
have related solely to my family. He also states he
then came to advise me against accepting a place in
the cabinet, admitting that the charges made against
my family were false, but representing " wnat use
the opposition would make of it," and that "the ene
mies of the President would not fail to make a nan
die of it." He says that he placed Mrs. Jackson and
Mrs. Eaton on the same footing, and desired to save ;
the President "from rejections which wouio.
painful and distressing." Mr. Branch has 1a f"t
reus recollection. He kept no note '"Vrrr r-fl
rous recollection. neKepiiw r jipii vja
copartner, M, Ir to -g-gfS1 Jg
notes to emergencies. I can put " f . , . - f h
affair, not doubting his adriyon "
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