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NORTH CAROLINA SENTINEL, AND NEWBERN COMMERCIAL, AGRICULTURAL AND LITERARY INTELLIGENCER.
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.v ... . i i . . . a. cxnn a trine aoinei was oreaniza, lnaicanons i
Failing in the attempt to prevent my aPP'"; those secret views which Mr. Berrien now openly avows,
dissuade or rather deter me from accepting Mr- branc 1 fo manifegt tbemseIves The motive was not ap
wasmade the instrument of piece of secret management, ,wg u iuffieMnt evident that there was a
having in iew the tame result. - . : g , design t0 put a ban on roy family, and render my
It was suggested to the President after the to t at Washington disaeble to me. "This was
rangementf the Cabinet was mane in- . Q( led y influence and importance wr
entertained objections against "iiniaff in . roniWr.d on .o n of mv colleague. C
fice Department.- It was knownina i n . De- federacies were formed, arid efforts made to awaken pre-
disposed t0; gratify bim, oy po . . .. Tfl countenance to confederates, and to
prtment. j if e could ao -em,, iaken in con- aid their effort! old slander, were revived, and new ones
Others previously -, - . ' aov circum; circulated. Families coming to the city, were beset on
iMo means wmtu i.i""-
i.exion with my known repugnance, unaer aoy crcuu.
fl!J !";.Hake the labors of that Department,
pleasure and discontent, and at the end of fifteen months,
come out and maintain that to be true, which before had
i i : ?. ; i ,
been given up as ihisc uiu incorrect, iiupicssiou. v
for mv self, I can say, and do truly say, that I never ut
tered," or brought to the consideration of the President,
any complaint in reference to myself. I was always con
tent to keep the redress of my own wrongs aud injuries
in my own hands, and to ask the aid and assistance of no
one, in or or out of power .. No intimation was ever
had by me that Col;? Johnson intended to make such in
quiry ; nor did I know that he had made it. The lofty
sense of honor entertained bv General Jackson wouia
never permit him lojcoinpromit the honor of his friends !
two davs before, fcad required him fco humble himself to Baltimore, I obtained lor him $2,600.
me like the meanest slave, ana naq noi atoneu ir n i prrniium '-. piwmuiy, u amir: circulates nis abnse
i. : r mkAca lii.linii; mora s.n i( mo 1 hVP n note W h 5 Ml IV 9 c nrotlH mr.,1 j .
Accent the menia " a "5 v- " '." V : v:"m v " . P" by
much eulisted in mi favor, that he would not listen to rea- me. ou which I was endorser, aad which has been in my
son? Impossible ! Had Mr- Branch felt an indignity . possession several years, the whole, or a part of which
bad been offered him, he would have replied to.the Pre- still remains unpaid. . To my exertions and zeal in his
sident " Sir yoor insulting message through Colonel j behalf as most of the Senate of the United States' can
Johnson must be first explained, before 1 cn avail my- j testify, is be indebted for his success as public printer, the
self of vour friendlv mediation." By his whole conduct, annual receipts of which appointment at this time are not
ho .hw.i thHt iieeuteiiainea no sucn leenng, ana m
is a sneer
iUnc..,o ridr1.k .h u--" ha, o compromedmineind vet l.Ud h.
Z&1.TSZZSZ ,hem7w W'rf.. ta rSXul XaCiZ.-r ""? 'I- V,S .h0ri.y o x.or. cor,f sy
Mr. Branch declared that the President Might place 1 trate" and force the
President to separate me from his
tnai in a mite win it-
. . i L m I m m mm n . n w wn n 11 1 it nr. irrix r null ill 11 uu i I ill I in 11. iiiiirr K n T . i
Airnwncrc .f-;. - TT' " knnroedt. h; d fienublic opinion concentrated, and would dent, establ
Pj he nlacinr of Mr McLean in either of the De- speedily correct itfe evi." . . . . ,1 hisProfe.sin
. ... ... . ti i . - ..l. ;,nnnpninnfl. i never comniameu ni i cmioTiei Jnh
io us, as ne roigm cnoose 10 wniui i i Lei nre nm ue uiw-- -- . .
r- (tl. nr -. d..i net.. n.n..tmuii
agsenteu. JUC iijr , uu i vti uuitr uriai ihkhiji
;wero then considered open to re-assignment, according
to the will of the President. The result was Mr. M'Lean
yas arranged to the War Depaftoient, Mr. Branch to
the PorOffice, and myself to the Navy Department.
This did not meet the obiect. Mr. Branch made nrvex-
L; -t,J iA'tRf.At'.aa onA a uA J..'... AriiKi,o'whn nrnnosed I and VlSl'erS
ifi -lJ t- . .rl f I i larirp t
Ifie cnangei iue original arrangement was resioicu.
f J I suspected no 6thery4ban a fair and honest motive in
all this; but we. are now informed, through the expos
my behalf from Messrs. Ingham, Branch and Berrien
But why reason about it ? If the disavowal ot the rresi-
ished even by his accusers, who so lateiv were
- m r i. :u
friends if to confront wr. orancu wuu
- - I mh MwATAn lal Kir a
nsou. ana wnicn aioue h11"1" " "
declarntion that he (Mr. Branch) was entirely satisfied
itiih. nceorlinn of Co onel Johnson, tnat ne nan no
ing.or thority to communicate any such thing did notcommu
ind of ,Vicate i', and so informed the parties at the time if all
jtionstecently made in the Telegraph, that all Mr.orac
! movements originated in the " advice" of 'jcertain 1 per
I sonal, political and long tried frien.ls of the President,
: given with a view, as is now expressly stated, " to ttmovt
me from the Cabinet
At lenerth the Cabinet-was toruieu
Mr. Berrien ex
I V. ..w. . .
nir uith mo nr mv (ami v. It ls(
any one, lor not assui.i6 " -- j -j --
the ri-ht overy man, and of every woman.to visit whom
v,i-.t To see my nouse n leu whm unwii'in
u;a;irc constrained to call bv the comma
..Mnlp'ver he'desire.l bv me. Hanndv. I was ihi he not sufficient to Drove the falsity of the statements
never dependent on such authority for friends, associates, which thest gentlemen, in their malignity , have so reck-
jUnratro uhAn m w rlnnro tvora nrtPn at I looo 17 ha7flnlPii hPtnrP lilt niIUIIC 111CU muutu it uui v-
irrii narripc." nnri at vnrml ral a 1 mp frienrtfl. Willi hIipvpfl inoufrii one arose iiuiu uic ucau
. . . . . I : . ... . . -i . ' A 11 M rv m a nifoe
nrk hearts and hannv faces, who evinced bv their Kv their conduct at tnat uuie, mv timr5uc .i,a....v.
rmnlr1 and nnpn (( m Panni thnt Ihpv ramp i f their own i ted that nothin? had been required of them, which, as is
volition and not thrnno-h hone of reward, or fear of Dun- now asserted, thev considered dishonorable. If they had
iehmen:. Ii is true I did not meet some of mv colleaeus. believe! so if. after conversing with the President, they
or their families, nor some of their associates of trie; same th. .tight lie had exacted of them that to which, as ho-ora
noliticat stamn: but I met ladies and Fontlemeo Qiu'e as.
I r o
resnertahle. and enuattv as apreeable. If. as IS true, 1
and mv family were not invited to the houses of Messrs.
hl men thev Could not contorm. inev should nave imme
diaielv tendered their resignations. To suppose they
could lo otherwise, is to presume tha for the sake of ot
tiiev were willioer tarnelv to submit to the indignity
Lressi; savs that he entered it only because he expected Ingham, Branch and Berrien, so neither were they invited fic tney were w.llmg tamely to suomu to me """
if President himself would speedily see and correct to mine, and in this we were eq ial ; and neither, as I con- and outrage" of which they now complain. I hr ugh
Ihe evir of my appotn.ment ; and thai he clearly fore- ceiVe, had a right to complain the concealments by which they imposed themse.ves on
Uw the evils which have resulted from the selection." Mr. Berrien.s family never did refuse to visit wi(h mine, the President, their conduct towards me, and espccai.v
i llis declaration is no doubt true. No prophets foresee for they never had the opportunity. Custom required Mr. Ingham's notebook, in which, being a connoentMi
' Vutu re events, so precisely and so certainly, as those,ho when they came to the city, being last in their arriva', advjser and in one t-ense a part of his family, he noted
L.,;-. Ji,Jmn. in their own control, are determined to that we should first call ofhem. if we desired tlirir ac- down, if he is to be believed, the free, the private and ta-
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t rmaaartr na avi i c no m nci navt i iiiq in w o rto rvii t txrp roior 1 1 ni ran I miiidi luii v rvi nniiuiia wi i iir iloiviviii ? t
rnrme tbeui to pass
foreseen the means through which their correction ;was
'to be brought about. He must have foreseen, that he
tmvd his associate friends intended to use the influence
land consequence whtfch office gave, to accomplish their
expectations the persecution of myfamily the attempt
to degrade me, and all the arts which subsequently itUey
have employed to procure my removal.
How could so much be foreseen, if it had not been pre
etenrnined? ISoirophecy could have been so confi
dently relied on, if it had not been resolved, by a cabal
of the President's pretended " friends," with a.viwfocon
How ridiculous does this single fact render Mr. Ber- spectacles of human degradation at whicn nonoiau e
riens publication, which he has set forth with such gi ave minds would revolt ; yet, 1 cannot suppose mat mey wou u
formality. He has ascertained the sense of society here, remain in the Cabinet, under a consciousness m
he savs,. .and lie conformed to it in this matter, when in thy might be exposed to the same indignity, involving
fact'he never had an opportunity to conform to, or depart their personal honor, and the honour of their families
trom it. maintained that the rreicieni inreuieueu iu it is uneuy nupussiuic umi Sr,ic,.,cu -i-r j
dismiss him. because he would not compel his family to
visit where hp did not choose thev should, when in fact
they never had an opportunity to visit there. Through
out, he presents me and my family as craving the society
of his, which he haughtily refused, when, in fact the first,
rntSnl nnhhr nrnninn lht I nml mv fami v should, be the natural and the usual advance, on OUT part, HHQ ne
proscribed 'from intercourse, witb that portion of society J ver been made. 1
overwhich they and their families had, or could have in
iluence. f jNot a doubt is left on my mind, that before the
nomination of the Cabinet to iUe Senate, jthe meaus of
operating on public opinion, and forcing the President to
exclude. me, Vere devised, arranged, and fixed upon, by
und with the knowledge and approbation of Messrs. Ing-
, haiii and j Berrien, if not of.. Mr-. Branch'; and the means
to be employed under lheir boastedsense,of honor an
honor which in their bosoms inspired an earnest desire
to transmit to their children, "an unsullied, good name"
were; the abuse and slander of a mother "with1 two inno
cent daughters, whose good name was blejnded. with hers,
and in attacks upon my integrity and honor. ! Did they
). Tasonkhemselves into the belief, that the inheritance of
T' a parent's good name, wasof no value, oly as it regard
ed their children ; and that whether, others lived or pe
rished, wks not material, if they and theirs were safe.
Did I merit suchcourse of treatment from Mr. Berrien ?
We had served together for several yeirk in the Senate
of the United States. He was invited to, and present at
my marriage, six. or eight weeks before. We were in ba
bitsjif tliiiVy friendly intercourse, on my part, and free
and unrestrained, and, ras 1 supposed, eq tally so on, his.
He nrofessed to be mv friend, and such I thought him.
Was it honorable, then, and was it ju?t, to hide, from me
t fall the et?i7" which he "foresaw" arfd buffer rae to run
t lil Infill unnn inoTtriratttc 'rl!ftiiiit!i i fthmild II r not
'.'A. tio: n. xwr Ail mo 1 'i nrtl 1 ' ilia An ' r- t ' ' imf t llm P n A-
IHil.. w ij mi iiinb &iv .iiu uj I ikjow I'ii, iiui ii v- .
ruies ofTtl.ie President" merely ,"as JMr. Branch states, but
hts( j fiiejnds his personal, political,' and long tried
.friends,' aye, even those, whom, he had selected as mem-
' bers of ,his Cabinet, viewpd my selection as ah evil, und
intended To use it to distract -his councils, embarrass his
administration, and provide for a kuccessor? Had Mr.
Berrien frankly informed me, that he and his associates
considered my appointment " an insuperable bar" to their
.acceptance, an issue';ould at once been tendered. I
should have desired the President to excuse me, and gi
ven himlmy reasons, -and then, for the sake of harmony,
, Ire would have discharged either me or theml But all
waSfConceajed from me, and only against the probable
i course oLf th'e opposition The enemies of the President,
was jl, advised and warned. I was not taught to expect,
jvat in lugham, Branch aud Berrien, I should find these
Very enemies, who were smiling upon him, and me, wth
unqualified professions of devotion and friendship.
- Againstjtheir assaults, it was hence impossible to guard.
Again, ask, .was it just or honorable in Mr. Berrien en
tertaining the views which he has recently a vowed,to con
ceal them from ?me, aiid thus lead me blindly forward,
upon a mine which he knew was prepared for my des
triiction? . ' .
i ' However he may excuse jiimself for his practised con
ealment towards me, yet'w"as be bound in duty to the
President and to the country, to communicate his views
.frankly; and fully to him. s He knew the importance, nay
absolute necessity, of entire harmony in the Cabinet, and
that thd views of. the President, in relation to the refor
mation of the government, and home interests of the
.ouhry could not be accomplished without it. Mr. Ber
rien knew, thai tbeJPresident had a' right to expect u,nity
. ai feeling and action amongst those whom he had selected
n his counsellors; aod that injustice to himself, and to
the people who had elected him, he would ot knowingly
constitute a Cabinet of disordant materials. Yet "clearly
foreseeing all the evils which have resulted" he concealed
"his feelings 'and his views, and suffered a Cabinet to be
, formed, between whose friendly association, and cordial
' co-operation , there was an "insuperable bar ' which he
j clearly! saw ; but -which the President did not. By this
Ticealment, and want of candor, he suffered his friend
and benefactor to be led into error, iu the very first step
of his Administration, and which,' in common with other
enemies, he is now attempting io wield to -his destruction.
On j whom; ought the responsibility of organizing such a
Cabinet to rest? On the coni'tng friend, -wlio, judging
' hf men! hv their n'rofeslions. se1pt1 . t Vine a B-
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f f .hers whom be believed to be friendly to each other; and
devoted. to the success of his administration; or to those
deceitful individuals, who;4 foreseeing all the evils which
have resolted, kept them concealed from the President.
and entered his Cabinet only because they expected such
discord and division to arise, that "public sentiment would
concentrate' upon one of their colleagues, and force his
The questions so gravely raised and discussed in the
public newspapers about visiting leaving a card, and in
vitations to " large parlies 'or small ones, in this city,
It will he sen. then, that had the President set out to
repulaie the. intercourse of societvL and to direct it social
O y 5
relations, he ought to have begiin w ith me, not Mr. Ber
rien. He must have threatened to dismiss me if I did not
compel my family first to call on his and leaved a card
What! force Mr. Berrien under such circumstances, to
force his family upon us ! The President certainly ought
first to have forced us tti sive thm an opportunity In de
, j -
cline our acquaintance. To force together unwilling peo
pie, and particularly to begin with the wrong person,
would indeed appear an odd and strange procedure
In the autumn of 1829. new attacks Ix ean to be made
in whishers. on mv intetrritv. It whs said I had C"ii
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spired with my wife's first husband, Mr Timb-rlaket
defraud the government of large sums of money. Other
attempts to get nd of me, having failed, I was now' to be
presented as being in the default to the government,
throush fraud practised on it. Mr. Timbe'rlake had been
a purser in the Navy4and this charge was based upbn a
reported deficiency in his accounts with the public; aud
on a private letter of mine detained in the 4th A iditor's
office, showing that on raj' suggestion, he had rem-t'ed
money to me. ; Copies of my private confidential letters
to him, had been tak-n from the office, that I might not
escape through apprehended indulgence and favor, the
part of Mr, Kendall. Matters were considered well ar
ranged, and the proof complete to show, 'that this delin
quency was wholly occasioned by remittances of money
io me, and which was vet in mv possession . 5iich were
the whispers circulated through the society of this place
But a close investigation, which occupied sone tim
showed that Mr. Titnberlake's account had bee . d prived,
through a series of shocking frauds, of credits' to the
amount of from 12 to $20,000, and that justiy he was
largely a creditor, not a debtor, to the government. But
with mutilated books abstract of accounts missing, and
the inventory gone from the Department, his family can
only appeal, under all the circumstances, to the justice
and honor of the country, for redress
While slander held its open day, and midnight round of
whisper on tins subject, I received from some, malignant
being, who subscribed himself lago, thr following note
"Sir: I have written a letter to Mr. Kendall about the
"money he paid (or O'Neal houses. Jfou know hat I
" mean. Revenge is sweet, and I have you in my power
"and I will roast you, and boil you, and bake you; and I
' hope you may live to prolong my pleasure. Lay not
"the flattering unction to your soul, that you can escape
"me. I would not that death or any evil thing should
u take you from my grasp for half the world. ' -.
Who the writer of this fiendish note is, I have never as
certainea.. 1 cannot turn my thoughts on an enemy so
implacable, that he would be unwilling the roan he hated
should find repose in death. Yet; it is in character with
the acts of those whose forecast pointed to the means, bv
which the evilj of my selection, as a member of th- Cabi
net, was to be, made apparent, and the President forced
"speedily to see and correct the evil.' If I could have
been driven from all respectable society, or had fixed up
on me collusion, and fraud, in obtaining the funds ot the
uovernment.ithen would the Cabiiif-t have been relieved
of my presence, and thej prophecy of Mr. Berrien com
pletely fulfilled. ' -
Congress had now commenced its first session after the
inauguration of the President. The recommendations in
his message had been received with uncommon applause.
out n was soon perceived, that little, in furtherance of
his views, was to be expected from some of the political
gentlemen who were professing regard to the administra
tion. Movements amongst some of my colleagues with
others in the same political interests, indicated a disposi
tion again to wage against me, a war of exclusion. Ru
mours of a combination to force me from the Cabinet, at-
uaiicu uic xreiiitenri attention.. He susnected that a
portion of his Cabinet had enfered it. in disguise, and had
fomented some of the mischief he had encountered; and
accordingly determined, if it should appear that they
were guilty ot such duplicity, and had combined to har-
rass and drive out one of their colleagues., they should
share the fate they were nrenarinff f r another. While
reflecting: on the course nroner to be adouted. Col Rich
ard M. Johnson called on a visit; and to him he disclosed
his difficulties and intentions. Col. Johnson entertained
a. better opinion of these gentlemen than to believe they
narDored hostile views towards me, or had entered into
a combination to expel me from the Cabinet. According
J. . ne consent of the President to converse
the whol c storv about " indignity and outrage
;nYTn not nn now to iniure the President.
This letter of Mr. Brancn snows, mm m nuumuu i
Col. Johnson's frietdly mediation, the President was wil
ling to ex-rt his own, as a friend, Io hedl the breach, in
anticipation of the neeting to wutumc '"'" "r.".
larirs, on Friday tfce Z'JM, to oeciart- me uai w......
pe had resolved to fix the harmony 01 nis oiuci
B.anch and myself, the piincipal difficulty naving tr8r
between us, met, ashas ben stated, at Mr. Berrien s, and
adjusted our relations amicably; and yet it is pretended
1 n .1 .r ;f coon frntn . IVIr.
that this reconcmaion pruuunu, " . ; -
Branch's note, by tie kind and friendly interposition of
the President, is represented to have been mmediattly
...aa iL . int;riiu nd ontrare." and to have been
iicicuu, ; 0'"j o - . ,
succeeded ny a statei reeling io mucu f.ncu ..g..
any reasons which night be offered." ! I How thoroughly
is all this contradiced by Mr. Branch's contemporane
ous note. I v '
Private difficulties vere now at an end, as was well un
derstood, families were to visit or not, according to their
inclinations. In two lays the "indignity and outrage"
which had been offerel to these gentlemen was forgotten,
s Jnuch so that for fifteen months matters glided on in
tolerable harmony. Nothing more was 6aid or heard of
this subject, until the'Pre-ident, as he had unquestioned
right to do; thought pf-jper to request their resignations.
Then were old notes ad memoranda burni-bed up, and
that .ver Which they M l'-pt so long, immediately be
cine p subject of deep ana -awaKeiung mieirsi .u
American people." (te truth is, thisare which is now
brought out on the pubic stage, was designed for a dine-
rent- occasion It was in J muary or jeuiuary, ioow,
that ihev expected to eit'iibit before the putilic. and to un
fold the lale of threats t orn ihe President, dismissal, s-.na
familv association. ai( all that- Not being dismissed.
then, as they expected,? Hey laid aside their prepared laie
b it having at length l0:t their ottices, they bring it rortn
upon an occasion whci it does not fit, and vainly at
tempt to attribute the dssolution of the Cabinet to a lalse
ground: 1 hat event trey knew sprung trom an entirely
different cause - a caus -vhtch will satisfy e ery impar-
wheu he come to understand it. Jo account
which they now complain, 1. must for their removal, theySffer any but the true reason, and
ident had not insulted them by any hence run into all sorts .f absurdity
.Shortly alter tins, arjeu tne zum 01 iarcn, a pieptia
tory meeting of a few'. nembers of Congress was held,
with a view to leauest te President to remove me from
the Cabinet. Being apprised of their design, he ma.le a
remark which satisfied jf.e leaders in this movement, that
to persist in their course would serve to expose them to
public reprobation, and esult in fruitless endeavor. Ac
cordingly, the project as abandoned, or at least sus
pended. 1 do not impute to nllho participated in this prelimi
nary step, a design to iiiite ultimately in a measure of
such high dictation to thePresident. Some were at first
misled by false rpresenfitions, and induced to believe
that his peace and comfot, as well as the success of his
ndministration, dependet upon it ; others attended he
meeting to point out the impropriety of the course, and
to dissuade their hiendsmmi persisting in their desiern.
Now, what was the rnotve fr all this relen'less perse
cution ? Could it be thatirv wiie was indeed the cause ?
Was it merely to excludes female from their "good so-
senutive, could have submiuea memseives io sucn a
nf tilings, without comnlaittt. for fifteen months. By
thir c'maininir in the C ibinet so Ion? after the " indigui- tial man
...w.. .w..-- B - a
ty and outrage" of
conclude that the Pres
dishonorable and improper requisitions, or rise that they
loved their offiVes better thun their htmor, and that their
present violence is caused only by the loss of them.
But, in n ation to Mr. Branch, I have something even
better than Mr. Ingham's note-book, to prove what actu-.
ally were his fV elings towards the President at'and about
the very time when this pretended indignity of Colonel
Johnson was offered. It is a letter addressed by Mr-
Rranh in tUt Prdpnt in hii own hand writinr. on the
29th Jammrv.. 1830. and which on the same day was in
closed to me, in the hope that a leconciliation might take
place between us. Agreeably, to Mr. Ingham's note-book.
it was on " Wednesday the 27th day of January, ISdU,
that this alledged "indignity and outrage" was offered.
Of course this letter was written but two days after, and
on thf identical day when Mr. Branch, fueling " himelf
deeply afflicted at the communica'ion made to him by
Colonel Johnson, called, as he states, to see the President ;
and when, as he savs. " the President's feelings were too
much enlisted to weigt. any reasons which' miht be of
fered." . And we e Mr. Branciiisaeelings too much unlis
ted ' to weigh any reasons?" VVas he. as we sire told
was the case with all three of the gentlemen, indignant at
the iutrage 1 Let the letter speak for itself, and show
how deeply, and how like an insulted and wounded. man
he could write at this instant of excitement, when honor
and fet-line, throuerh the instrumental'! v of Colonel J. din-
lis- ciety ?" Was one w omari (j dangerous to public morals,
but appear matters of derisioriV to the American
Who calif upon his neighbor, or invites him to
v eat And drink with him, .and who does not, is a matter of
no concern to the people; and to them, it must appear
ridiculous, that statesmen and Cabinet counsellors, have
thought it necessary 16 disturb them with matters so tri-
uiog. But even these have been rendered ot some im
portance, as developing the motives of men, and account
ogfarj events of higher importance. And in this view is
. that I am about to introduce such a topic, and beg to
be pardoned for -
UUt?i&Z?3V TJ my-
unit M i-i '"ivu",,JL''",,,, ,Q
-. v.Binniin . 1 I 1 1
cities lpavln . T ivrui nau ueru teji
niece of Dastebnt '-"Y ur 8 ooose, a carct-a smai
I tc - ,n name uoon it. is called a
ton two wi. ;,r,ain "e auseui iruui hmu
abseXB't those who had called in
- ."im nay , ,h. . 1
ooi iong atterward. 'n.ir..'
:-::. ' " at wr. A;am
ing in our m
it's parlor, v
iiteness. We spent a she-rt ti ".I much po-
!rtd.rW to ret K. w call
; a r o ....... viTiiiiy. i in. j' 1
we were invited unto-the Vi, n er"na?g n OMr names
Mrs. Calhonn: waalone. nA ;.?Vaeal 8 Parlor, where
with them as a friend, that by Ascertaining the suspicions
entertained to be incorrect, be might relieve them from
the imputation. He .i .
took our leave. Afterward .hI'J1 ,.4l,r Rablr, and
ed on either side. This was a sh7. .s J??0 rPl'
Another trifling incident is worthy of note iri,
4ts ascertained certainly that I would be slcrelI
ti Mi, Minuuu requesieu tue appointment of vl.
.rwil'V" -rm J anomer gentleman
who made the same request, I road a promise tacomi
with Mr. Calhoun's wishes. Considerations not thought
of at he time, induced me to change my deterrainatioa
io consequence of which, I declined to make the appoint
ment,, ana sent an explanation .to ine gentleman: to whom
I hadigiven the promise, fiuue wat offered to Mr. Cal-
noun, tor none was ashed, and to him no promise had
f j Menjmaae.. irora tbat time he broke off ail inter
c?irsa ith me, official as well av privafe.- ,
imputation. lie had no ntKsr a.,hnrW nr iurmitnn
.1 .l:.. r. . ' "J r
uiis. ine mission was of his own Peking ; be was
actuated solely by a desire to mainUm nrmony ; and ii
he could, to be of service to these eentl emen. AVhetner
ne spoke upon politicsreligion philosophyladie's
...0, ..,,.,,, iu targe parties or small social or po
itical intercburse--alt, all was upon his on responsibi
d ' j v 8 Qwn authritv. Through him the
President made; no -proposition, do requisition, and no
tnreat. r or myselt t know nothing of it
It is a little remarkable, that
tlemeo, in their publisned statements, speak of any pro
position as coming directly from the President, which
was considered at all insulting, or improper. Though
they insist, that Col. Johnson was authorized to threaten,
and did threaten them ; yet not one pretends, that directly
the President insinuated any thing of the kind to either
' It is strange, passing strange," that Col. Johnson, a man
of known integrity and honor, should -ieny this strange
that when they met the President, he breathed to them
nothing like it and yet stranger still, that in defiance of
these proofs, and uiese circumstances, they (till insist,
thatithey were insulted! Who now will wonder that the
Cabinet was changed, or who ma'utain that it ought to
have been longer continued ? No sooner had Mr. Branch
stated, that Col. Johnson had threatened their dismissal,
than it was ipronfptly- denied by the President, woo said
he would fort wih send for Col. Johnson i and for that
Purpose called a servant Why did the messenger, noi
5 Mr-Branch explains !. It is unnecessary to send
itk r Johnson ; for your word is sufficient." And ny
nat word not cummiint Then. Mr. Branch re
Jed U as true old it, no doubt, t his colffagnes and
rn. lu"lWim before the public boldly to assert as
Pen was given up as a mKtike-an entire mis-
nflrr-Jj .l ine,r P Content with the explanation
. U0Be convinced of the incorrectness of
r .mpresjions.these genUeroeo now assert their dis
Lail.litfan riirlslv tr.rlttpn nmlpr flint.
" Naw Department, January 29, 1830.
Dear Sir: I have received'y our note of yesterday's
' date, and do most cherfully accept your friendly medi
" ation ; more, however, from a desire to give you an ad
ditional evidence of the friendlv feelings which have a c
" tuated my bosom towards yourself, than from a consci
" ousness of having giv--n to Major Eaton just cause for the
' withdrawal of his friendship. Asa further manitesta-
" tion of the frankness which I trust will ever characterize
" my conduct, I agree to meet him this day at two o'clock,
" in the presence of iajor Barry, at Mr. Van Burenls
' and in his presence also.
' Yours, truly, JOHN BR4NCH.
" To the: President. of the United States."
This letter, written directly after the indignity com
plained of was offered, bears no impress of insulted feel
ings ; on the. contrary, it breaths. a spirit of kindness and
friendship towards the President, whom he recognizes
as a " mediator," seeking with almost pa'ernal solicitude,
to heal the division amongst tne members of the Cabinet,
and anxious for the restoration of harmony. Surely in
writiOg that letter, which he concludes by signing him
self, " yours truly,' he could not have supposed, that th-
President had just offered him an indignity : or if so, it
only proves how great a hypocrite he is. At that time
we did not speak. As much parade as he makes of his
f riendly feelings entertained towards me, he as the very
reverse of all that the name of friend conveys ; and know.
ng it as I did, 1 would not permit him to seem to be what
w i I l- i" i
ie was not I nan re-usea io return nis saiuiauous, and
declined all intercouse, except when we met at the Presi
dent's. I never complained of Mr- Branch, as he asserts
in his letter to the public It was he who complained if
at all complaints weie made. His letter to the President
thanks him for his offer to act as a mediator in our differ
ence;; speaks of his good feelings towards me, and wil
fineness to meet me at two o ciock tnai oay- i have no
doubt that it was his professions of friendship and kind
uess towards me, made to the President which induced
him to become Mr. Branch's mediator in this business.
Un receiving tne letter, tie e,ncioso u to me, ana expres
sed a wish that good feelings could be restored between
us. An interview took place, at the roam of the Attorney
ueneral. at which major carry ana air. tserrien were
It was here that Mr. Branch, in the presence of these
. f r - l I - f ....
gentlemen, expressea irienasnip lor me. ana in tne stron
gest terms declared, that he did n..t entertain an unki id
feeling towards rae, and wished he had a gUss jn his bo
8om, through which his every though: could be reed tie
spoke of the non-intercourse between our families, and
said, he had not the slightest objection to a free associa
tion : but that he could not control nis. I nromntlv an
swered, that I did not desire 'his or any other family to
visit mine, except wun ineir own iree consent; and that it
was my desire our families should, in that respect, pursue
such Course as they thought fit and proper. We shook
hands and parted as friends..-, Mr Berrien affected much
satisfaction at this reconciliation, and pretended to hail
it as the harbinger of future harmony and good will. I
say pretended, because under all the circumstances of re
cent disclosure, he felt not what he said he did. It was
only adding another and another fold, to that cloak of
hypocrisy in which he had wrapped himself, from the
firt formation of the Cabinet
Such were the incidents of Friday the 29th of January,
4630, he moment when, as their comtn oiications to the
puidic iisclose, they were writing under the sense of deep
and lasting ' indignity and outrage" at the threats of Col,
Johnson, borne to them from the President Where
then was the lofty dignity of Mr. Berrien and Mr. Branch,
that the one could declare how pleased ihe was at th" re
conciliation made, and the other protest the good feeiinns
.... . -V , i m
which He entertained tor mer
Let us see how the facts stand, if these 'men speak truth.
On Wednesday, the 27th of January, 1831, the President,
through Col. Johnson, threatened to dismiss them, if they
did not compel their families to associate with mine,
which they considered such an " indignity and outrage,"
Ui at they seriously thought ot resigning. Un lnursday
the28ih, the " indignity and outrage," being unatoned.
and even unexplained, the President wrote a note to Mr.
Branch, offering his "friendly mediation!." to bring about
what? Not social intercourse between our families
but restoration of friendly intercourse between ourselves
In the morning of Friday, the 29th, (for he says be will
meet me at two o'clock) he accepted the friendly offer,
thus acknowledging that he considered the President an
impartial umpire.; an unprejudiced, onezcited and jat
man, in whose hands he could trust his charac er and his
nonor; and yet, strange to tell, on the same day, having
called on the President for some explanation about Col
jonnson s insulting message, he found i " the President's
feeungs uere too much enlisted to weiRh any reas
wucn migut be offered"!! : Who can believe all this ?
MOU CHecrtiXiW savs he. I "nttmt naur frif-nAU. m.
diation." What! Accent the mediation of a man
Ua than rAn Her it tlffw f tllllVA II ft - ri
leap ttioii si vita s mii j Mviino. HCSC
things might have been omitted, for charity aird friend,
ship are secret in their operation, and should not he pro.
claimed to the world ; but surely I may be permitted to
mention them, not in the spirit of an ostentatious boc.
rality, bat that the public may be able to appreciate the
characters of my persecutors. " . .
In 1829-'30, Mr. Green was a frequent visitor at tnv '
house to large parties," and to small, with his wife and
daughters, and invited my wife and myself to his e,
on several occasions, tendered his services and his paper
in vindication of m, against the slanders and abu;e
which at that time were whispered about; andasit'r(s
gards one of his compurgators, on whom now he wouid
rely as a good and sufficient witness ; but in- whom then
he had no confidence, be placed in my hands a stntement
of his own brother, tending to impeach himv What now
has brought them so closely together, I know not. i
only know that he-hates me beyond even the power tn
extend common justice; and wherefive is it so?e.
cause bad men are apt to dislike those from whom tliev
have received favors. But that he should descend so far
as to become the traducer of a female, because she is fl,e
wife of one to whom he is under obligations, never to be
repaid, is indeed strange.' ' Mark his present course
His obligations of friendship certeinly are not cancelled
at least to the extent that gratitude should be concerned'
Without provocation on my part, and without change j
the character and deportment of myself and family, be
is daily dragging before the world those, i-.to wJiose so
ciety he introduced his wife and daughters, and whom
voluntarily he proffered lo.defend! He does not pretend
that now he knows moie. than when,, with and 1 without
his family, he called talked smiled, and treated us ag
friends, wronged and persecuted. Was he sincere then
or now ? If then sincere, how unutterable must be his
depravity, in incoming the very leader of the, hand of
traduceis who at present occupy the public attention!
He then performed the duty of a friend and acted up
to the principles of an honest man; but yielding to the
political intrigues of his great leader, he hns sacrificed
justice and decency, his own reputation, and the feelings
of his family, to subserve the cause of that frond, who -never
was his friend. This man is a fit associate of
Messrs. Ingham. Branch and Berrien. He has united
with them on a nefarious purpose, in th accomplishment
of which, all that is "holy ia charity," exalted in honor,
and sacred in truth, have been rudely outraged and trod
den under foot. What object has he to attain? What
purpose to answer? Surely, he cannot think that in the
choice of a Chief Magistrate of this country, the Ameri
can people are so debased, that femaie character and
feeling, are to be made the test of elections.
This man, to different persons, and in various direc
tions, early disclosed the designs which actuated him, and
others who were associated with) him in feeling and in
interest in their conduct towards rue. I have a statement
from S. P. Webster of (his city, detail ng the s'ibstance
of Mr. Green's remarks to him in the - fall of 1829 ; at
ihe very time when he was professing before me high
consideration and great respect, and regard.
Mr. Webster, in presenting the remarks made to him
in IS vember. 1829, says ; repeating Mr. Green's language:
" That Major Eaton, remaining in the Cabinet, was of
great injury to the party that he was used by the Secre
tary of State to forward his'int rested views; and if he
remained in the Cabinet, the Secretary f State, who
held complete influence over him, would be'able to man
age the President as he pleased, and direct the acts of
the government to promote his (Van Buren's) future pros,
pects. ThatM.ajor Eiton ouht ! be sent Minister t
Russia, or at any rate, should not remaiain the Cabinet :
ami 'ht if some decisive step were not taken soon, he
did not kn w whit might be the consequence. And fur
ther, that the President ought not to be run a second
time, i tint Mr. Van Buren was using ail his influence to
prevail on him '-toirun again, and in that event, would
have obtained such an influence over hirn and his friends,
as to be able to command their influence at a subsequent
election that General Jackson ought, to go home."
(To be concluded in our next.)
and so formidable in inni,ce and power, as to require
all this strong: array of Cabinet counsellors combina
tion of members of Congrss confederacy of fashiona
ble ladies ? Was it for thk..a!tncks wpre made upon the
integrity of her husband land honor, truth and candor
sacrificed ? I he idea is ttly ridomous "he was lone
and powerless Those wh. liked h-r society sought it ;
and vho.-e who did not. ken away Neither she nor her
husband, entered into cables and intrigues to the preju
dice and injury of others. Their own multiplied wrongs,
thny b re wiih as mui h pi lence as could be expected,
from mortals endowed with h iman passions and sensi
lujj'lies. A common understiNdi ig prevailed, express in
relation to one family, andtrhieh was also understood in
relation to others, that eacfashould seek their associates,
according to their own will minfluenred and unrestrained.
The motive, therefore was n to exclude us from society.
It is a matter altogether twQmiall io account for the acts
and the untiring zeal of so rh ay great men.
Was the motive merely tcexclu ie ine from the Cabi
net : Was my presence thep, dangerous to the interest
ot the country, or to its insttuiions? Had 1 the power J TVTTtiWTSPTf TV "PTJ OTrt,I fTTli Ti V TVTT
or ; the disposition to inlin e he one. or overthrow the
other? Was it pretended thit I wanted the ability, in
telligence or integrity, necenry to the management of
the Department of War? O its management, there has
been no complaint, while !-tas iu my hands! I left it
at least as prosperous as I fond it ! Was it susnerted
thai I was not true to the Pesident, and v.uld nrnvr
lalse and faithless to his adrahistration f A confidential
intercourse of more ihan fiften years, the highest admi
ration of his character, and he deep personal interest
felt "in the success of his adtni is'.ration, were surely suf
ficient to guard rae againsthat. Nothing of this sort
entered into the minds of mytraducet s. They had no
desire for my exclusion on a count of any suspicions en
tertained, tnat i would willing! do injury to the interests
of the country, its institution or to the President i Tn
What then shall e look for this?;jof;i:e7 An ardent fi ierid
of the Vice-President, in 18i9,in one short sentence dis
I " Major Eaton is not thefrieul of Mr. Calhoun"
It was this which rendeiedne unfit for the Cabinet,
and for the respectable soo-iy of Messrs. Inirham,
Branch and Berrien I could not, perhaps, be us. d to
promos the views of Mr. Calloun, and might exert an
influence to induce General Jickson to stand a second
election. It was not thought tiat in mv hands the influ
ence and patronage of the iVa nnortm.ni ,.i,i i,
i ini iiiivnij vwuui u t
in tavor ot a ucces
CORRECTED EVERY TUESDAY.
or. f. that Ihev !id me ine.
It Was not SO USed. llOr llluor nrmild hiivo Loon I,
was a subject about which I spm not, and felt not. Not
eveavas I solicitous for Genera Jackson aain to be se
lected, except on the ground thlt his principles and the
course of hls administration, wren fairly tested, should
be foind in accord with the genVal sense of the people
and the country. At a proper time they would deter
mine this matter, and there I w,s willing to rest it, un
disturbed by any private or uffici l interference of mine.
But Major E .ton was not the riend of Mr. Calhoun,"
and this was a sufficient reason, why he should not' be
permitted to enter the Cabinet, if r, be prevented ; oi for
torcing him out when there. Thineffeciual attempts to
exclude me. have already been atude'd to. It has been
shown thatBeirien and Ineh.am. crice&lii.r deen in their
own bosoms their feelings, enteret the Cabinet, under a
full conviction that I presently wc,ld be excluded that
.vir ainoun s family and mine, ore my appointment,
interchanged civilities, and that It sought of me the ap-
poiuim ni oi a ineno asUhiet Clef- ad that thereafter
all private and official intercourse! ,etween us, ceased.
Lei it be borne in mind,. that thericipaIs-those who
oave-been act'.vely employed again me, are the Iriends
. .'i mi ueoitru, niiTt partizans it it rea-
any too interred, then, iht h s " h& wrought tempest,"
has proceeded from political desigtw Connecedith the
iu.uic nupe ana expectations ot vit Calhoun ; jand this
nterence 1 have it in my power tnfirm. bv the mo.i
unquestionable facts. L
uutl (jreen, Editor of the United Rote.' ToIao--.!.
has been from the first the instrument r mi. '
------ lv u, lw . ainouu,
by whose movements he ha? soiiht to brine- his nUns
into operation. To him the feelings ail plans of his party
.. r "ciim uu ur rmet manager ;
. s irttr, uiu now xueir puDiicorgan. Him they
itj-jarc io carry on ineir nrivate coHenAnjn u:
they selected to make their debut agajut me, they stand
ing behind the scene with their notes memoranda, and
concerted statements, to back and susjUip him. As he is
men- witness ana nis inend, tneir afiat and associate
they will not impeach the testimony bo-. i, a;. rt. '
lis word would be introduced by me o,.
any whom he was desirous to mime. Bror Tirn. i,:'
luvtiauimi icivices io mill
.....5 lu ,e inenas wio DOw confide in
him rr u-kil ik.,. . . f . L
vuV " J el 'Qierf or DoIiCv shall
necessary. Before h eSt Missouri he
his " ifeand children to
. -t acciaentatiy fonnd this letter, a few davi.;n
amongst some old letters, not intentionally preserved, for
uniu bow i nrrer conteiTeB ii io W ot any COOtequeuce.
uereafter make it
Id E ;r,d PeD7,Ie85' t0 mOCh he formed m
and others, to he able to remove his wtf.arMl h;i,t " .!
mis place, where he -had then lately
r.1" -PP" o me, and statini u. noM:
oorrowea lor him fourteen hundred
e rrpaia in aoont fifteen maml,
only recently; when he found tbeeo
..y snocKea Dy the baseaess of. empl
",mjircu J my unretarned advances
In difficulty here, and nressed for m
1826, applied to roe, when, th'rotizh a
dlars ; part of
ind the balance
Of the coram ir-
ar tbe means
destroy my re
ty. ne again
nd of mine in
CORN, bbl. quantity,
CORN MEAL, bushel,
CORDAGE, cwt. -COTTON,
COTTON BAGGING, Hemp, yd.
FLAX, lb. - -
FLOUR, Rochester, bbl.
, Baltimore, do.
, North Carolina, do.
- - 20
- - 12
- 2 50
IRON, Bar, American, lb.
Russia & Swedes, do.
LARD, lb. - -LEATHERt-Sle,
Dressed, Neats do.
Calf Skins, dozen,
LUMBER, Flooring, l inchM.
Inch boards, r do.
i Scantling, -I do.
"' i Square TirriWr, ; do.
bhingles, Cypress, do.
Staves, w. o. hhd.
LfO. RED OAK,
Uo. w. c. bbl.
Heading, hhd. do.
Do. bbl. do.
NAILS, Cut, all sizes above 4d. lb
4d. and 3d. - do
wrought, - - do
NAVAL STORES, Tar, bbl.
Varnish, - do.
OIL, Sperm, .j - do.
Whale & Porpoise, do.
Linseed, - do.
AINTS, Red Lead, lb.
White Lead, ground in oil, cwt.
JTKU V IS ION S, Baconj
SALT, T. Island, bushel, quantity,
SPIRITS, Brandy, French, gall.
Apple Brandy,- do.
Peach do. ;do.
Rum, Jamaica, do.
Do.'windward Isl'd do.
Do. New EnglandifJo.
Gin, Holland, do.
Do. American, do.
STEEL, German, - lb.
English, blistered, do.
SUGAR, Loaf,- - do.
; - do.
T ALLOW, -