North Carolina Newspapers

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LIBERTY. ...THE CONSTITUTION. ...UNION.
VOL. XVI
5EWBEM, MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 1833.
NO. 827i
PUBLISHED
BY TII03IAS WATSON
TER1S,
dollar.-, per annum payable in advance'.
Three
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cretion ofthe Editor) until all arrearages have been.
paid up.
ffLL & WXNTEP GOODS.
B.L..HOSKINS. &CO.
MAVEreceived, per late arrivals from New
York, an extensive assortment of
iViioilleft Cotton, and Silk Goods,
Among which are a few pieces of Carpeting,
and a variety of Hearth Rugs.
THEY HAVE ON HAND,
1 case Ladies- and Misses Bonnets;
Fresh Teas and Loaf Sugar,
Cross cut and-Mill Saws,
And a few copies of the Methodist Discipline
and Hymns.
Newborn, Oct. 19, 1832.
u I. iiarnnininpn i n ir ai inp ,iia
JOHN PITTMAN
TTJTAS just received from New York a gen
JjU eral assortment of
DRY GOODS, GROCERIES, HARDWARE
CROCKERY & GLASSWARE,
CONSISTING IN PART OF
Rum, Gin, Brandy, Whiskey, Wine, Imperial
and Hyson Teas, best Goshen Butter,
Cheese, Crackers, Bale Rope and
Dundee Bagging,
A "ood assortment of Hats and Shoes.
LSO Flour in bbls. and half bbls.
Smoked B ef, Herrings in boxes, .
Raisins, Cider and Apples,
1 Jihd. prime Sugar, Coffee & Molasses,
Cabbage, Onions, &c. &c.
Which lie will sell at the very lowest prices.
Newbern, Dec. 10, 1832.
JOHN A7 CRISPIN
MVS just returned from New York with a
a nral assortment of
GROCERIES,
HARDWARE, CUTLERY, CROCKERY
n GLASSWARE, &c.
ti,p fnlhmntr articles comprise apavt of las mock:
in. jv
Wines.
Teas.
Onainpaiguc, in qt
pi. buttles,
Old .Madeira, -'Pico,
do.
Naples,
lU'ritie,
Dry Malaga,
Sherry,
Country.
Limiotts.
a
nd
Gunpowder,
Imperial, ,
Hyson,
Souchong,
Pouchong.
Sugars.
Loaf & Lump,
White Havana,
Brown, various qual.
Nuts.
Filberts,
Madeira Nuts,
Cogniac Brandy (supe-j
rior quality)
Peach do.
Old Jamaica Rum,
Superior Holland Gin,
Old Monong; Whiskey,
Almonds.
Spices.
Mace, Cloves,
Cinnamon, Nutmegs,
Pepper, Spice.
N. E. Ruin.
frin if.
Porterinqt.& pt.bottleslCitron, Currants,
PRESERVED GINGER,
Do. PIN APPLES,
Do. LIMES.
Buckwheat, Goshen Butter, Cheese,
Spanish fc American Segars, su
perior Chewing Tobacco, fcc.
Which he offers low for cash or country produce
at his Store on Pollok-street.
December 3d, 1832.
To Journeymen Tailors.
UA.VTED,
TWO JOURNEYMAN TAILO RS.
rmilE hiffhet prices and constant employ
11 tneni bv the year .or. job, will be given to
two Coat makers. ' None need aprly but first
rate workmen of steady habits.
Also, three or four first rate Searritresses,
to make Pantaloons and Vests. To such, and
none other need apply, the highest prices in the
State will be given by the year or job. For
further particulars apply to
HENRY ERAMBERT.
Payetteville, N. C. Nov. 4, 183;:.
'iO'JBEWAR
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YNAWAY from the Subscriber, on the
2Sth Mav last, my boy CRAWFORD,
about years of ase, 6 feet 3 or 4 inches high,
swarthy complexion nearly white, broad face
an l down look, no beard, straight hair not ve
ry black, very full breasttook with him a suit
of new white cotton clothes and black fur hat.
This boy can read and will probably attempt
to pass as a free man. A reward of Jen Dol
lars will be ffiven, if taken within this i county
to a iy person who will deliver said boy to the
subscriber, residing eight and a half miles from
Tarborouyh. ontfie Raleiffh road, near Cokey
brdge; or, if taken out of the county, Twenty
Vollars will be given for his delivery to me,
Of if Kpniirfwl i nnr ioil crv iVat I rrpt fiim aorain.
Ai Dersons arp hprebv forbid harborincr. em-
ploying, or carrvinef off said bov, under penal-
!' of the law.
SAMUEL P. JENKINS.
Dec. 17th, '832.
NOTICE.
ALL persons indebted to the subscriber,
as-Guardian of Maria G. Wade, are in
aed that unless their Notes, now in his
J1 s,re paid by the 10tn of January next,
"ley will on that day be ptiitin suit. - - - - -
XT AMOS WADE-.
Newbern, December 24, 1832.
bushels SALT,
400 do. Irish POTATOES,
Just received and for sale by
Dec. 24, AMOS WADE.
New and Cheap Goods.
JOS. jI fill AT AD i 9 &CO.
TTNFORM their friends and customers that
JJ they have received by sundry late arrivals
from N. York, Philadelphia and Baltimore, their
fall and winter supplies, consisting of
A large assortment of Foreign and Domestic
GROCERIES, LIQUORS AND WINES,
Hardware Cuttlery,
Crockery, Glass, and Stoneware
Hats, Caps, Shoes, Leghorn and Straw
Bonnets, Sec. dec.
ah rKVi wrp Tmrrhaspd uDon the most
ad vaniatreous terms and selected with great care
and are offered for sale at a very small profit
Als), the pillowing articles, viz :
20 dozen common Windsor Chairs
6
2
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20
40
Fancy Cane and Rush bottom d do
Fancy do. Rocking and
Sewing Chairs for Ladies.
Children' Chairs
reams Foolscap writing Paper
Letter (Jo.
5
bales Cassia
2 bags black pepper, 1 doz. Cayenne do.
2 Pimento
1 box 6 doz. fresh London Mustard
4 cases preserved Ginger and Pine Apple
2 boxes Soda Lemon Syrup
soft shelFd Almonds, Filberts, Currants,
Prunes, fresh bunch Raisins, in whole
and half boxes.
Nutmegs, Cinnamon, Mace, Cloves, Race
and ground Ginger,
small boxes Chocolate
box prepared Cocoa,
bags Manilla Coffee
St. Domingo do.
Imperial, Gunpowder, Hyson, and Black
Teas in quarter and half chests,
hhds. prime retailing St. Croix Sugar
bbls. very superior do. do.
Loaf and Lump Sugar
hhds, prime retailing Molasses
baskets fresh Sallad Oil
6
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10
5
5
2
100 bettvs do. do.
30 barrel and 10 half bbls. Beaches red
brand Family Flour,
5 half barrels Buckwheat Meal,
20 firkins Goshen Butter fm. choice dairies
10 casks Goshen Cheese,
10 bbls. Pilot and 40 half bbls. Navy Bread
10 New Ark Cider
20 Apples, New Town Pippins
0 half bbls. family mess Beef
200 lb Smoked do.
12 boxes Scotch Herrings
12 casks sweet Malaga Wine
4S Muscatel do.
4 Canary do.
4 baskets Champaigne in qt. and pt. Bottles
2 half Pipes very supr. Seignett's Brandy
1 pipe superior Holland Gin
10 hhds. N. E. Rum
5 do. 120 bbls. Rye Whiskey
10 bbls. New Orleans Whiskey
Z hhds. do. do. Rum
5 bbls. Old Monongahela Whiskey
10 do. Curtis't, Rve Gin
10 Bbls, Cider Brandy
5 " " Vinegar
6 Dos Amigos Spanish Segars
20 qr. boxes half Spanish do
100 small " American do
12 boxes Poland Starch
25 whole and 50 half boxes yellow Soap
10 boxes patent mould Candles
20 boxes and Kegs of Tobacco
400 bottles Lorillards best Snuff
100 bladders High Toast and com. Snuff
30 doz'n Lee & Thompson's Blacking
Z cans Virdigris
2-50 kegs white and black Lead
2 bbls. Linseed Oil
5 winter Sperm do.
40 Porpoise or Train do
30 ps. 43 in. heavy Dundee Hemp bagging
00 42 Common do
10 42 Heavy Tow do
24 coils Bale Rope
3 bale 501b Bagging Twine
100 lb coarse Shoe thread
50 fine do do
6 bales Cotton Yarn ass'd No's.
IS doz. Spades and Shovels
100 setts Wagon and Cart boxes
10 doz. long Bitt adz
4 setts Blacksmith's tools complete
6 patent Fanning Mills for clearing Grain
2 ton Grindstones ass'd. sizes
3 Iron do
250 kegs cut Nails and Brads ass'd. sizes
rfr m ki to 20d.
200 lb. Putty
6 boxes 10. I 50 feet window Glass
10 8. 10. do s
25 Demijohns
2 kegs refined Salt Petre
25 sacks Liverpool Blown sa.lt
400 bushels Ground Allum do
2500 bushels coarse Turks Island do
1000 bushels Irish Potatoes. ,
Newbern, Dec. 10, 1832.
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S A N APPRENTICE, (whne or coloured,) to the
LUCAS B. HERRITAGE.
December 24, 1832.
NOTICE.
TT WILL attend at my Office on Middle Street,
JJ. until the tirst dayot January next, for the
purpose of receiving Taxes listed in 1831 af
ter whieh time I shall proceed to collect from
delinquents, as the law directs,
i THOMAS J. PASTEUR, Shjf.
Newbern, Dec. 17th, 1832.
F. WOODS
MAS just received from New York, in ad
dition to his former sunnlv.
Studs for Gentlemen's shirt bosoms,
Fashionable steel Watch Chains and Kevs
Silk do. , y
Silver table, tea, salt, and mustard Spoons,
Sil ver Spectacles, to suit from 20 years up
to 80.
Plated and steel do.
Sil ver Pencil Cases a few of them very
beautiful,
Shields, &C.&C.
Very fine Beads for Ladies' fancy woik, &lc.
Newbern, 24th December, 1832.
FOR SALK,
A neat second hand Carry-all and harness,
with seats tor four. It may be used with
one or two horses.
Dec. 24.
Enquire of
T. WATSON.
ANNUALS FOR 1833.
Forget Me Not Comic Offering Amulet,
Religious Souvenir, Pearl &, Token, for 1833,
For sale by T. WATSON.
GREENVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA.
WILL commence her first course of in
structions for 1833, in this institution.
on Monday, the 7th January. All persons;
who are desirous of giving their daughters as
liberal an education as can be obtained in any'
lemaJe institution in the State, would do well
to send them in at the commencement of the
first session. As a testimony of her qualifica
tions, Mrs. Dockery has the pleasure of re
ferring the public to the trustees of the follow
ing institutions: Cheraw Female Academy
and Society Hill Academy, in both of which
she has taught as principal. She would also
refer to the following gentlemen in this county,
where she has taught five sessions :
Richard Hi Lewis, .
Richard Evans, Attrn
Gen. William Clark,
Arch'd Parker, Clerks of Superior
Reading S. Blount. and County Courts
The following are the branches taught in this
institution Spelling, Reading, Writing, Arith
metic, English Grammar,' Ancient and Modern
History, Ancient and Modem Geography, with
the use of charts and maps ; Chemistry, Phi
losophy, Rhetoric, Logic, Drawing, and Paint
ing, do. on velvet and Ornamental Needle work
Music Lessons on the Piano, will be given
at d I per quarter.
3" Board (complete) can be had in private
families, at five dollars per month.
December 4, 1832.
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EVERY DESCRIPTION OF
PL.AIX
AND
PRINTING,
SUCH AS
Books)
Pamphlets,
Cards,
Notices,
Labels
BaukCheckS)
Blanks,
Circulars '
&Cm fcc
Executed with neatness and despatch, on
the most reasonable terms,
AT THE OFFICE OF THE SENTINEL.,
Just received from ew York,
And for sale at T. Watson's Book Store.
MORRISON'S PILLS,
T7te Hxjgeian Universal Medicine of the
British College of Health, ,,,
Which, by removing all obstructions in the In
testines; thoroughly cleansing the Bowels;
giving more purity to the Blood, and thereby
promoting its free circulation ; strikes at the
root of all Diseases, and is good in all cases ;
giving rest, appetite and strength. Price one
dollar a Packet.
Newbern, Dec. 24,-183.
BOOKS.
Book of Common Prayer,
Methodist Hymn Books, Family Bibles,
Frugal Housewife, Virginia Housewife,
Christian Lyre, Pearl Testaments,
Parley's Geography, Coloured Toys,
Jones' Church History new edition,
Universal Gazetteer, do. do.
United States Almanack,
Bonnycastle's Algebra and Key,
Life of Felix Neff, Family Cabinet Atlas,
ALSO,
Visiting Cards, Sealing Wax,
Lead and Hair Pencils, Indelible Ink, &c.
Just received and for sale by
THOMAS WATSON.
TO LET,
Andpossession given 1st of January,
THE HOUSE AND LOT No. 377,
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;8Iil 1 W7ii calculated for a familv. and thp
ink nn i-'rti inck-sircci. I lie uwp inrric
lot contains the necessary" out buildings toge
ther with a convenient Shop for business.
Enquire at the Office of the Sentinel.
Bee, 24, 1832.
UNION RESOLUTIONS. i
j. lie uiauu Juiy ui juucs vuuu ly m session, til IS
Uth day of December 1832. deem it their duty to ex
press their regret at the course pursued by the Conven
tion in South Carolina in relation to the Tariff Acts
of Congress. They believe the doctrine of Nullifica
tion revolutionary, and dangerous to the Institutions
Ol the COuntrv. and mnpniipntlu nrp nnnnsp.t In It.
They are as well as the citizens of Tones County
devotedlv tth-A rr: , .:
j wiui ui.urc umuu, uuii win use on i
lurdiis to preserve it unimpaired. But while they ex
press their attachment to the Constitution ofthe coun
try, and the Union of the States, and their opposi-
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u iu unification, th-y cannot forbear expressing
their regret that their Northern hhn rw
leoeracy should have so Ion
g disregarded the just
complaints of the South against the
thn Tir'fT At
uie lann; and also stating that the perseverance
oppressions o'
.hi wiuui uie American system, as it is improperly
styled, has been persisted in, has manifested on their
part, a disregard to the Union, and that an abandon
ment of that system, so as to equalize the burdehs of
the government, isconfidently expected at their hands
Resolved That this ex
they believe concurs with the sentiments ofthe peo-1
-yf-r.x - Peo-
pie ui uiu, county, De puDhshed m the Newbern pa
pers.
Resolved, That we have every c nfidence in the
integrity and ability of the General Government,
and whilst we believe the laws already insistence,
sufficient to enforce all just rights, we will cordially
unite in upholding and supporting all further Con
stitutional measures for the preservation of the Union.
Resolved, That we have seen with unfeigned de
light the recommendation of the President of the U
nited States, upon the reduction of the Tariff, and an
almost total abandonment of that oppressive system ;
that we cordially approve of the same, and hope that
this expression of returning justice, may be followed
by thatenlightend policy on the part of the Congress
of these United States, which is based upon an equali
ty of rights.
WILLIAM M. GILES, Foreman.
Signers ofthe Declaration of Independence.
The following is a list ofthe signers, with the pe
riods of their deaths annexed respectively.
Thomas Lynch, jr. of South Carolina
Button Gwinnett, Georgia, May 273 1777.
John Morton, Pennsylvania December, 1777.
Philip Livingston, New York, June 12. 177'
( George Ross, Pennsylvania, July, 1779,
josepn tiewes, Aorth Carolina, Nov. 10, 1779.
John Hart, New Jersey, 1780.
Georire Taylor, Pennsylvania, Feb. 23. 1781.
Richard Stockton, New Jersey, Feb. 28, 1781.
Caesar Rodney, Delaware, 1783.
Stephen Hopkins, Rhode Islan ', Julv 13, 1785.
William Whipple, N. H., Nov. 28, 1785.
Arthur Middleton, S. C.Jan. 1, 1787,
Thomas Stone, Md. Oct. 5, 1787.
John Penn, N. C. September, 1788.
Thomas Nelson, jr. Virginia, Jan. 4, 1789.
Benj. Franklin, Penn. April 17, 1798.
Wm. Hooper, N, C. Oct. 1790.
Beni. Harrison, Virginia. AdhI. 1791.
Francis Hopkinson, New Jereev, May 8, 1791.
Lyman Hall, Georgia, 1781.
Roger Sherman, Connecticut, July 23, 1793.
John Hancock, Mass. Oct. 8, 1792.
Richard Henry Lee, Virginia, June 19, 1794.
John Witherspoon, New Jersey, Nov. 1794.
Abraham Clark, New Jersey, 1794.
Josiah B-irtlett, N. H. Mav 19, 1795.
Samuel Huntingdon, Con. Jan. 5, 1796.
Carter Braxton, Virginia, Oct. 10, 1797.
Francis Li gh foot Lee, Virginia, 1797.
Oliver Wolcott, Con. Dec. 1, 1797.
Liwis Morris, New York, Jan. 1798.
Jajrnes Wilson, Penn. August 28, 1798.
George Read, Delaware, 1798.
William Paca, Maryland, 1799.
Edward Rutledge, S. C. Jan. 23, 1800.
Matt. Thornton, N. H. June 24, 1803. '
Samuel Adams Mass. Oct., 2, 1803.
Francis Lewis, N. Y. Dec. 30, 1803.
George Walton, Georgia, Feb. 2, 1804.
Robert Morris, Penn. May 6, 1806.
George Wythe, Virginia, June 6, 1806.
James Smith, Penn. 1 806.
Thomas Hayward, S. C. March 1809.
Samuel Chase, Maryland, June 19, 1811.
Wm. Williams, Con. August 2, 1811.
George Clymer, Penn. Jan. 23, 1813.
Benj. Rush, Penn. April 19, 1813.
Robert Treat Paine, Mass. May 11, 1814.
Elbridge Gerry, Mass. Nov. 23, 1814.
Thomas M'Kean, Delaware, June 24th, 1817.
Wm. Ellery, Rhode Island, Feb. 15, 1820.
Wm. Floyd, New York, August 4, 1821.
John Adams, Mass. July 4, 1826.
Thomas Jefferson, Virginia, July 4, 1826.
Charles Carroll, Maryland, Nov. 14. 1832. t
Mr; Lynch and his lady embarked shortly after
the Declaration, on board a vessel bound to St. Eu
statia, and nothing more is known of their f; e. It is
supposed that the vessel was lost, and' that all on
board perished. v
Th German Prince Muskan observes in his
travels " We are greatly indebted to the dis
tinguished American, Washington Irving, for
his Life of Columbus. It is a beautiful tribute
to the great navigator, brought from the land,
which he gave to the civilized world, and whirh
appears destined to be the last station traver
sed by the cycle of human perfectibility."
The Life of Columbus alone, in fact, would
place its author at the head of all the Ameri
can writers of his time. It is a last and supe
rior performance. The abridgment of if, too,
made by himself, is excellent, and if it has
not been, should be adopted as a manual in all
s a manual m an
American, schools. Undeniably, Washington
Irving has done more than any other Araeri
"
can, for the literary reputation of his country
abroad. He is now all our own ; let him be
honored and cherished, accordingly Nat.Gaz.
David Hume observed, that all the devout
persons he had ever met with wen inelancho-
ly. On this liisnop nurue reiuarKeu, 11113
might verv probably be ; for, in the first place,
it is most likely, that he saw very few, his
friends and acquaintance being of another sort ;
I devoat man look melancholy at any time..
SOUTH CAROLINA.
THE REPORT
Ofthe Committee of the Union and State Rights
Convention la tely assembled at Columbia, to tenant
was referred the Oivlinance of Nullification and
certain Resolutions ofthe Union Party, in rela
tion thereto.
The documents which have heen referred to vour
f0!"., disclose the character of Nullification and
tne spint and sentiment of the Union Party: an4
yniir KnmmiltPP h-. u ,ui
the progress of nullification has amply justified tc
friends of the Union in denouncing it as revolutionary
aim destructive 01 LjiDcny.
The Ordinance of the State Convention has pre
sented the doctrine to the world in all its deformity,
stripped of the thin veil of sophistry which was for
merly thrown over its revolting features. The pro
visions of this Ordinance as respects the relations br
Uveell tne State antl the United States are too revo-
i ween me cjtaie anu tne uuueu o.iuies are too revo-
lutionary to he mistaken. The laws ofthe Union ard
no longer to be enforced in South Carolina the cog
nizance of cases in which the United States are a.
party, is withdrawn from the federal and given t
the state tribunals in those tribunals every judge
and ju.or is to be sworn to decide against the Um'ted
States the 25th section ofthe Judiciary act is-"nulli
fied; and having thus in effect precluded thefedetter
fZu? froin fhe tribunals, the Ordinance
ilurther ueclares, that it Congress or the Federal-Ex-
I ecutive proceed in anv other way than through those
ujuunais
the state will ser.eHft from the Union. The
first blow is struck with a declaration that any reta
liatory measure shall be followed by a formal seces
sion. No hardihood of assertion will be found equal
to the task of reconciling this Ordinance with the pro
fessions of those who have taught the people that,
nullification is a peaceful, constitutional measure. ..It
is not only revolutionary, but essentially belligerent.
The natural consequences are DISUNION ANK s
CIVIL WAR, and the mere possibility that is left,
of averting this catastrophe, in no degree alters the
character of the measure. For so the occupation ot
territory, or the issuing of letters of marque and repri
sal might end in submission to the demands of the
assailant, and terror supply the place of arms; but it
is idle to deny that these are hostile enterprises. How
they will be received and met by the General Ge
vernment we will not anticipate. But we cannot re
gard the threatened destruction of a mild and ration
al system of liberty without apprehensions ofthe keen
est anxiety. If, as regards the General Government,
i unification is revolutionary and hostile, in relation,
to the Union Partv, it betravs all the features of au
odious tyranny, and eviuces that its progress will be
ae icttai to liberty as it is to tne t ederal constitution.
cut another step ofthe dominant party is wanting to
put the friends ofthe Union, so far as ihe state autnor
ities are. concerned, entirely out of the protection of
the law. It was only necessary for the Convention
to declare that the Test Oath should be taken by eve
ry in ividual, and that a refusal to do so,sriould cTcfti !
stitute a forfeiture of life or goods; as. they have de
clared that it should be taken by every officer, under .
pain of the forfeiture of office without trial, and up
wards of 17,000 vott rs would have been at once cx
posed to a sweeping outlawry. Nor would there be
the smallest difference in principle between the two
cases as there is no more colour of justice or of right,
in depriving any one of an office against the terms
on which it was granted and without trial, than in
same manner of his life or his estate. The Conven
tion have assumed to do this, on the ground that they
are above the Constitution and the law; which is a.
tyrannical exercise of a despotic power. The pow
er is despotic, because it submits to no rule, and it is
tyrannical because the act. which it requires of the ci
tizen is contrary to his oath of allegiance to the Uni
ted States.
Under the Constitution of the U. States, the liberty
of the citizen is doubly guarded. Not only are the.
executive, legislative and judicial authorities, distii-
hntprl na in all frnn irnvprn mpnta Kptwpfitl different
i departments, but the civil power itself is still further
retrained by being divided between two governments
f .ot o n fa r A "fV! I 4j-tfn1 n vol ncinll a( that mftti
arid arrogant domination which knows no limits bin..
its own will. But the inestimable securities of a evt
tem thus emphatically established to maintain iusticv,
I gives rise . to corresponding duties, and when power
encroaches upon power the same institutions which
give security to freedom, aggravate the evils which
tyranny imposes on the people. No one denies the,
omnipotence of Parliament, because it is an estab
lished principle of the British constitution. But the
omnipotence of the state of South Carolina is an
nounced for the first time by the rescript ofthe Con
vention in language as new as it imperious. , They
have imposed a Test Oath, which none but he thai
believes the Constitution to be a rope of eancTjoCan
take; and the alternative of the citizen is between
violating his allegjance to the United States and disj
obeying the menacing commands ofthe state authch
rities. - . '
Whether we are bound to the Constitution of the
United States by the tie of allegiance is determined
by the fact of being citizens of the United States.
Those who deny such allegiance, are driven to the
extremity of contending, either. that the Federal
Union is no Government, or 'thafthe government ti:
t1 e United States has no citizens. But to dispute the
existence of the Goverrrment is to reject the truth
altogether, and a Government without citizens or sub
jects, is a solecism in language which renders expo
sure unnecessary. And, if there be any equal tie
between the citizen and the General Government,
neither the state Couvention nor the Legislature can
dissolve or release it; for whatever may be their au
thority over the Constitution of the State, they ha Vi
no authority to alter the Constitution oi ine urnteu
States. ' The proceedings of this Convention, are in
deed entirely anamalous. The proper function oi
such a body is to organize Government, and estab
lish institutions-for securing the great principles of
Liberty and Justice ; but they have in fact trampled
upon the Constitution ofthe State without altering it.
They have not devised constitutional .rules lor the
action of State Government, but violated those which
have always hitherto been held sacred; and their
Ordinance resembles more the proclamation of a mo
narch than an act intended to settle the principles ot
free Government. If the Federal Government was
at an end, the provisions of the Ordinance howevei
unjust and severe, might be lawful, but as long as we
are citizens of the United States, an act like that
passeu uy uie unveuuon, is tne assumption of no we r
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n H 'vviuiuuuii in i iih unir nnti mim t
determination ofthe ruling power of South Carolina.
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in wnir.n ftnr nhpriioncn lo..,. 1 , . ., ,
. --" wwuiujrtuaeaintne language
of despotism.
Nor can it be said that these proceedings ard for.
mally a secessidn from the Union, and justifiable
an appeal to the natural right oi" resistance-. For irr
lauuiu people have given their sanction to nuuw
tion upon the most solemn assurances of its bein& g
conservative, not a revolutionary measure. 5n
man pretend to say that the sense of the goodJW,
of this state has ver been taken on.theqotionol
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