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LIBERTY. ...THE CONSTITUTION.... UNIOJf.
. NEW BERN, FRIDAY, JULY 12, 1833.
BY THOMAS WATSON.
Three dollars per annum, payable in advance.
ashamed to see, and which, in justice as wellD. say the 'West Riding' for everyou must1; time, at length replied, "It was I, sir'"
as mercy towards me, I hope ray menus win i Know sir, mau m Yorkshire on one side, and reallv be? vour pardon, Mr. Wilson " iA at.
not read. I have not had time to do justice 1 go the Yorkshire weavers asrainst thn. trnrl.nl PcnriJnh "I had nn nmVinn it,
tr . j l ,
1 did not mean lo nun your leenngs.
44 1 J STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA,
From the New York American.
RANDOLPHIANA. No. VI.
44 February, 19, 1822.
In return for your very agreeable letter of
te i3th, I am almost ashamed to send you
this . ostive reply ; but my health is worse than
ever, and I have suffered more within three
days past frm inV accident at Ston y Stratford,
than I did at the time when the injury was
I have seen iur. tvoDcrt uwen, He is in
r&otures with- his new purchase. He says
that although he has no concealments, a.nd hates
to have any thing tc conceal, yet at Kapp s re
ornst he has not mentioned the price, it is
certainly nothing like the sum mentioned in the
papers. He has bought every thing, flocks
herds, &c. as it stands.'
" Thanks for your Irish news. It always
1 C . 1 I 4
rives me pleasure io nuar lrum uiui 4uuuci,
and of such men as Spring Rice and the
Knight of Kerry. Success to their schemes,
. . f 1 1
for they nave the good oi manKina in view.
"Believe me to be, with the utmost respect
and regard truly yours, J. R. of R.
"Christmas Day, 1826.
" Perhaps you will have thought it strange
that no notice has been taken of your letter of
the 19th inst.; but my excuse is, that I have
this moment found it among a mass of loose
papers where some officious attendant had
thrust it. Be assured that I attain a pleasing
recollection of the acquaintance that I had the
good fortune to form with you on our passage
to England, and of the agreeable hours that
wrehave spent together.
"As you suppose, I did not visit Ireland
this year, neither was I so fortunate as to meet
with that exemplary son of hers, Mr. S. Rice.
Ii0r(jL told me that he was in Ireland,
engaged in his election.
" When you write to your friends in Ireland,
be so good as to mention me to your father and
yr p. not forgetting your brother also as
one who cherishes the remembrance of their
civilities and hospitality. J. R. of R."
9 'April '23, 1828.
"Iam bleeding at the lungs, and see no
company do not converse with my friends
under this rool, anu am incapanie oi convud
tion, or any thing else, except riding on horse
hack. You would hardly recognize your old
; 1 .1 - "
acquaintance in my ghostly visage
" Now Spring returns, hut not to me returns
" The vernal joy my be tter days have known J
" Dim in my breast Life's dying taper burns,
41 And all the joys oflife with health are flown!"
" Yours, J. R, of R."
"January 21 1829.
44 L have seen with deep concern the ac
count of the failure of the house of Frys and
Chapman, London. Knowing, as I think you
i i-L -j. . 1 si r
no, my niffn aamirauon oi ine cuarucicr ui
Mrs. Elizabeth Fry, with whom" I have the
pleasure of a personal acquaintance, you will
readily conceive the interest which I feel, par
ticularly for her. I spent a delightful day at
Mr. Fry's country house in Essex, somewhat
more than two years ago, and passed the night
there. This circumstance only renders more
lively the regret that I feel at the late reverse
of their fortune. 1 know that Mrs. Fry's
brothers arc men of opulent estate, and the
connecion of the family generally are wealthy.
1 his ffives me consolation on her account.
The object of this letter, is as you will have per
ceived, to obtain any information that you
may have on this subject. It will be gratify
inr also to hear of anv other of our English, or
Irish friends. J. R. of It."
44 January 30, 1829.
44 1 am indebted to vou for two most obliging
letters, which T am entirely at a loss ; how to
repay, except by my poor but hearty thanks.
Any intelligence which you can iurnisn me
with respecting our 44 English and Irish friends"
will at all times be highly welcome.
44 In excuse for not having congratulated
you as l now do most cordially) on your re
ot state. 1 must bee to surest
O o rs
would have been mv predica-
to myself in that particular.
44 It gives me great pleasure to hear ot our
Irish and English friends, and when you write,
I beg to be mentioned to them in terms of
warm and grateful respect. I shall not fail
to read the 4 Collegian.' A 4 County Limerick
Man is to me a great recommendation.
44 Our situation here is irksome to the most
painful degree.! Old ultra-Federalists, now
new ultra-Jacobins, are tearing down all that
is valuable and ivenerable in our institutions.
Yours, faithfully, J. R. of R."
Mr. Randolph went to Russia and England
the next year, and during his absence I re
ceived but one letter from him in London,
which does not contain any matter of special
. No. VII.
Mr. Randolph returned from England for
the last time, in the fall of 1831. I called up
on him immediately after his arrival, and was
very much shocked at his emaciated appear
ance. In replv to my question about his health,
he said, in a melancholy tone of voice 44 Ah,
sir, I am sroin at last ; the machine is worn
out nature is exhausted, and I have tried in
vain to restore her !" He then changed the
conversation, and spoke with his usual anima
tion of his late visit to England, and touched
slightly upon his short sojourn at St. Peters
burgh. He told me that his faithful Juba had
a regular attack of yellow fever at the latter
city, which induced him to hurry away the
sooner ! besides which, there was no business
of importance to detain him there, and hi? own
health was bad. j
44 Well, Mr. Randolph," .said I, "great
events have occurred in Europe, since you left
us ! 44 l es sir," replied he, in his most sar
castic manner, 44 great events have occurred
abroad, and very small ones at home ! They
sent me the Washington papers, containing
the letters, but; I could not read them. I
blushed for my country. The affair told badly
in Europe, sir !"j
I asked him whether he had attended the de
bates on the Reform Bill. He replied in the
affirmative. I then inquired whom he consi
dered the greatest orator in the House of Com
mons. 44 Your countryman, O Connell, sir, by
all odds ; He is a Giant among Pigmies !" He
then remarked what a dearth of good speakers
Mire, oir, your poor manufac
turers I mean the operatives are not half so
well on as our slaves only they are white
Sir, and therefore your Philanthropists are
notjboundin conscience'to look into their mise
rybut that's your affair, not mine. So loner
as 4 John Bull is - willing to work for us and
take our cotton and tobacco in payment, Sir,
I'm for giving him monopoly of all $he evils
ol the system 1 never want to see our
boys and girls, mjach less our men turned
into spinning-jennies mere machines Sir
mere machines. Wfhen I was a boy, Sir, the
departure of a London trader, (as we used to
call the ship) from Virginia, wasan affair of
great consequence equal to Presidential elec
tion now a days. tn my father's family, Sir,
the whole household! was called together first,
my mother God ble?s her! put down the arti
cles she wanted frorn England next the chil
dren according to their "ages and then the!
domestic slaves mammy at the head of them,
down to the young ones, who lived about the
house not a single individual was omitted. Sir.
Then, when the ship! was gone, the weeks and
days and finally the hours were counted
until 1 her return, Sir, and the joyful signal of
her arrival in James' (River was celebrated as a
jubilee. In those days, Sir, how often hare 1
called England my country, when I little
thought of war and separation! Bat now,
Sir, our Egyptian task masters only want to
leave us the reccollections of those times, and
they say we must purchase their vile domestic
stuffs but it won't do Sir no wooden nut
megs for old Virginia we hold fast to the
him much Sir. Mr. Randolph of
ten said to me speaking of our Yorkshireman,
44 because what he knows he understands
thoroughly and what he don't know he leaves
to others. Sir, he is worth a dozen of your
modern dandies who repeat latin and Greek
quotations and live by other men's wits, and
eat with a sixteen pronged fork if I visit his
native town, Sir, I shall call and take York
shire pudding with him, and I am sure fie will
give me a welcome." j
He was a decided enemy to universal suffrage,
and used to boast that in Virginia none but
freeholders could vote he also ridiculed the
ballot boxes, and said he hoped he would never
live to see the day when a Virginian would be
4 West Ridi
of Fox, Burke, Sheridan, Pitt, &c.
I asked him whether the reports which were
then received relative to the dangerous state of
the King s health were true. He replied 44 they
are all d d Tory lies, sir, he was in excel
lent health when I left London. I had the
honor of breakfasting under a tent with his
Majesty, at the opening of the New Bridge,
It 1 1 1 1 ..V 1 , s
there was in England, compared with the days nameo 10 aeciareaioua at the poilsjor whom
f l r....t. S. ri- C he srave his r.uriraffe! I onceasked him wheth-
a short time ago and he appeared to be as likely
to live as any ofthecompay a much better life
than myself, Sir!" C
After spending an hour or two most agreea
bly with him, during which we talked of every
thing and every body, I took my leave, under
the impression that I had seen him for the last
time ; which has proved too true, though his
death was more remote, then than I had iir.a
gined it to be. j He was so feeble, and had
such a dreadful severe cough, I really almost
expected to heari of his discease on the road,
before he reached Virginia !
It is stated in! the newspapers that he has
made his slaves free by will, which I dare say
will be found true, as he has frequently told
me that he was a decided enemy to slavery in
the abstract, and he would have emancipated
his slaves long ago, if he could have felf.con
vinced that they would have been as happy and
as comfortable elsewhere as they were at
I have often heard from other persons that
he was a kind and affectionate master, and did
every thing in his power to make his slaves
As he has now passed away forever from
44 the field of his glory," let us' hope that the
mantle of charity will be extended to his
memory. Those who were warmly apposed
to him, should now recollect, that he is no
fongerpresentto reply to their attacks, and that
44 to err is human, to forgive divine."
No matter what difference of opinion there
may be as to his political course, there can be
none as to his extraordinary talents;, on this
ground therefore, all parties can unite in pay
ing the tribute of respect to'departed greatness.
Those who have heard his most fascinating
eloquence can never forget him ; and it is only
by them that the preceding anecdotes will be
appreciated. His manner of speaking was
so perfectly original, it always gave point to
the most simple expressions, which when mere
ly read, may not appear very striking to those
who did not know him.
His pe rsonal friends will faithfully cherish
the remembrance of his friendship ; and his
native State, Old Virginia," will not forget
that in John Randolph of Roanoke she has
lost one of her brightest ornaments and most
devoted children ! Peace be to his ashes ! may
they rest undisturbed beneath his 44 patrimo
nial oaks !"
ment in case the Mr. , whose marriage I
saw announced in the newspapers should not
nave proved to dc mv old fellow passenger in
mc Amity, out another gentleman of the same
name in the vast and populous city of N. York.
I am truly concerned to hear of the loss of Mr.
F , I have a lively recollection of the
morning that I breakfasted with him on my
Way to O'Brien's bridge and Loch Derg. Yet
it must be a consulation to all who knew him
that he died in the 4 blessed' vocation of the
4t I am sorry that I can give you no comfort
on the subject of the Tariff. It will hardly be
touched this session.
44 W riting being particularly injurious to my
disorder, (of the chest) I must conclude with
a not very modest request that you would let
me hear from you frequently. With great re
spect and regard, I am vours,
, " J. R. of R."
WhilstIr. Randolph was in Richmond, at-! RANDOLPHIANA.-The writer of these num
ul ,g ie o vu,,vC1ui0u ipr anenng me, oers naving furnished to the Commercial Ad
nsutution oi Virginia, i received the loliow-1 vertiseT, in which thev wpv ill rpr
2H T lot tnr tVi-tm him n 1
a iiiii a Viuuticbieu
44 November 27. culler) tbrm
"Yesterday I had the pleasure to receive our readers:
, your letter of the lst, which reminds me that Randolvhiann n c r n
n t i : i ianaoipniana.-r-Oae of our fellow nasssn-
- luriner one nas remameu 100 long unac- rprs was a vPrv i i J
pledged. In excuse, I may truly pfe ad the ? TorX3frZS
Wearisome nature of my present avocation stand anv thinfr minnt(V 01 Prolf s o under
age, disease, and, worsi of all, lassitude and. f had no taste ToH tt W h bUSineSS'
laoeuor. that mv mall rorresnnn- . ,lte,r.atLe? UthlS manners
We n nn :Vk 'v : WCIC.r u"Preieng, ir. KandoiPh used fre-
-1 ' utaivciB vji uuaiucao vw uuiuju, nilPnilV tn (nn noon I .....
1 they wese all republished in
series, some additional ana, we
out, and to day present them to
nnvfinia 4". l .....
Upon me -x------ - wu.oc ui au nonr wilti mm on
ti a . .... , .nut ii' uiuuHiii vvomu imprest him
J0rrl'"geuani!CripP,e,report vfrD.ehi" For in5lance a""1 '"quiring narSrinn
20!ie forth m tb Flnninn f m - i , . Firucuiany into
-s .Tuv( ,.,v v. uTo cjoio iraae, ne wouia exclaim 44
er he thought that a Representative was bound
to obey the directions of his constituents, or to
follow the dictates of his own conscience upon
any particular subject of legislation. 44 Sir"
said he cood humoredlv 4 1 dont like direct
interrogatories, and you are not my Father
Confessor oh the first day of election I always
attend at the Court House, and I consider that
every freeholder has a right to ask me any
questions he chooses how I would answer
them, Sir, I cannot tell elsewhere, especially
to you who are not my constituent but, Sir,
cither I yield to my constituents or they tome,
for we have never quarrelled and no man ever
yet, Sir, had such constituents as I have!"
He mentioned that he first entered Congress
in the year 1799 When he approached the
table to take the oath,!the Speaker said to him,
44 Your appearance, Mr. Randolph, is so very
youthful, you will pardon me for asking whether
you have yet reached the legal age to entitle
you to a seat here?'? 44 Go, Sir, and ask my
constituents they sent me!" was his quick re
ply. The Speaker bowed, and immediately
administered the oath I think Mr. R told me
that, at the time of his election, he had not at
tained the full age, but that he had just reached
it, previous to the meeting of Congress, and
thus barely 44 saved his distance!"
His recollections of the old times in Vir
ginia were very vivid, and he told us innumerable-characteristic
anecdotes of both men and
manners: and he made me promise to get and
read "Smith's History of Virginia" (which he
and some other gentlemen had re-published in
the original orthography, and with copies of
the old fashioned pictures of the Indians, &c.)
on my return to America which promise, by
the way, I faithfully performed, and I recom
mend that work to the curious.
One morning, he gave me a most animating
description of the great men of the different
Statas, beginning at the North. He soon
however, got fairly into Virginia, and once
there it was impossible to drive him beyond
the 44 Ancient Dominion"! Dinner time found
him still lingering east of the Blue Ridge, and
we had to adjourn the conversation until the
next day. i
Sometimes when I wished to borrow a book
from, his travelling library, he would say,
44 Take anv of them, sir, but novels they arc
not fit food for young men. v hen you get
home, sir, tell your father that 1 have advised
you not to read novels or drink whiskey punch
they both injure the brains !
He took great pride in his perfect knowl
edge of the English language, and frequently
pointed out errors in the works of some of the
best writers and he used to deplore the little
attention that was paid to correct speaking by
the members of Congress. He had a memoran
dum of some gross mistakes in language, made
at different times by his cotemporaries in the
House, on various subjects under discussion, a
copy of which he gave me.
He was famous for making, what he called,
44 unintentional hits" Such as the following :
we were seated one day on deck, and he ob
served, that some body had been painting the
companion way and seats he called the mate
to him and said, 44 Pray, Mr. Wilson, who has
been making an exhibit of his great ignorance
of the brush I never saw such vile daubing
a child would have done it better, sir only
tell me who has disfjgured the seats, and I shall
ffet the Captain to break him." Mr. Wilson,
Well, Mr. I who wts folding his sides with laughter, all this
44 Oh, sir," rejoined Wilson; 44 I'm not in the
least offended I am a sailor and not a painter
I was only amusing myself during the calm
Trifling as this incident was, Mr. Randolph
never forgot it, but he always praised Mr. Wil- ,
son for his good humour in taking it so well.
i ue circumstance had passed out oi my memo
ry two months afterwards when I met Mr.
Randolph in London, andhe recalled it on the
following occasion. I dined in his company
at the house of a gentleman, a celebiated phi
lanthropist, with a large party. In the course
of conversation some person told an anecdote
of the Emperor Alexander of Russia. Mr.
Randolph, who had a very poor opinion of his
charact. r, said to our host, 44 1 am really sorry,
Sir, to find that this autocrat of semi barba
rians has so completely gulled so many of the
good people of London he is a humbug, Sir
a spurious philanthropist, and cares only for
the extension of his power. Why, Sir, he is
the Chief Robber of the moddern Goths and
Vandals, who having just tasted the good thincrs j
oi Europe, want 10 overrun tne tertiie plains
ol the feouth like a cloud of locusts. Lookcf
Poland Sir! and to France aye, and to Eng
land! His friendship ! ! 1 trust him not.
44 Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes ! . He preaches
Christianity, Sir, but 'tis all lip service "
The company listened to this denunciation with
the most marked attention, and our host ap
peared to be greatly entertained by it, but
made no serious reply. On our way from the
house, I said to Mr. Randolph ".You have just
made a terrible blunder; are you not aware
that Mr. is the intimate friend and great ad
mirer of the Emperor Alexander, and that he
has even visited him in Russia ?" 4 What a
sad mistake, Sir!" exclaimed he 44 1 did not
know he ever admired him : I no more suspec
ted it, Sir, than that Mr. Wilson painted the
ship! But it must pass, Sir it is one of my
unintentional good hits! pray do, however,;
apologize for me to Mr. when you next!
sec him !
It became one of his standard quotations erer
after, and I heard him use it when years had
passed away, both in New York and Washing
ton, on occasions similar to the above.
On Good Friday, whilst we were siting on
deck, looking out for land, Mr. Randolph
wrote some religious remarks suitable to the
day, which he read to me in the evening thev
were admirably expressed, and did much credit
to his head and heart.
Mr. Randolph and I visited Westminister
Abbey together, and it happened to be on St.
John's day we arrived there just as the church
service commenced in the chaoel. and heard
some very fine music. He spoke so loud in
making the responses, some of the congrega
tion (not a very numerous one, by the bye)
wondered who the devout stranger could be?
The clergyman read the service very badlv,
and gave us but an indifferent sermon. When
Court of Picas and Quarter Sessions,
Mav Term, A. D. 1833.
STEPHEN B. FORBES,
Levied on Defendant's
interest in half of Lot
JNo. 264 and Improve
ments, corner of Broad
and George Streets in
J! T appearing to the satisfaction of the Court,
LL that the Defendant. Joij Whitfield, is .
not an inhabitant ot this State. It is Ordered,
T&at publication be made for six weeks in the
North Carolina Sentinel, that said Defendant
appear at ihe next term of the Court aforesaid,
at the Court House in Ncwbern, on the second
Monday of August, A. D. 1833. and replevr
or plca,d to issue, of judgment will be rendered
Attest, J. G. StANLY, Clerk.
Ncwbern, May 31, ,
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA,
Graven County. $
Court of Picas and Quarter Sessions,
May Term, A. D. 1833.
"l Original Attachment Le.
ROBERT HAY, .
vica on ueiendant's in
terest in half of Lot No.
) 264 and Improvements.
corner of Broad and
George Streets, in Newborn.
TTT appearing to the satisfaction of the Court,
JJ. that the Defendant, John Whitfield, is
not an inhabitant of this State. It is Ordered,
That publication be made for six weeks in tho
North Carolina Sentinel, that said Defendant
appear at the next term of the Court aforesaid,
at the Court House in Newbern, on the second
Monday of August, A. D. 1833, and replevy1
or plead to issue, or judgment will be rendered
Attest, J. G. STANLY, Clerk.
Newbern, May 31, 1833.
we got out, Randolph said 44 What a pity it
is, Sir, that the sublime service of the Churer
should ever be murdered by so miserable a
reader he is paid by the job, Sir, you may
depend upon it, and is always in a hurry to
get through it." "But, Srr, I esteem it no
small honor to have worshipped in Westminis
ter Abbey : let us now, however mingle with
the mighty Dead!" He soon became disgus
ted with the flippancy of the guide, who at
tempted to pass offhis old jokes on some of the
antiquated figure's ; he called me aside, and
said Let us give the kna've his fees and have
done with him I cannot endure such mum
mery, Sir.' When we came to a particular
spot, he stopped and said 44 1 will not say
( 4 take of your shoes, for the ground whereon
you stand is holy' but look Sir, do you see
these simple letters on the Hag-stones beneath
your feet, W. P., C. J. F.? here lie, ; side by
side, the remains of the two great Rivals, Pitt
and Fox, whose memory so completely lives in
history); no marhle monuments are necessary
to mark the spot where their bodies repose
there is more simple grandeur in those few
letters, than in all the surrounding Monu
ments, Sir !"
After spending four weeks delightfully in
London, 1 was obliged to return to Ireland and
parted with much regret from Mr. Randolph,
whom I did not again sec until my return to
America in f8 ;3.
E DWARD C. O. TINKER.
TAIL.OR AND DRAPER,
METURNShis sincere thank for the very
liberal encouragement w hich he has here
tofore received, and respectfully informs the
pubhek, that he has just returned from New
York with an extensive and very general assort
FALL & "WXWTEP. ' GOODS.
Selected with great care from recent importations
AMONG THEM ARE THE FOLLOWING:
Superfine black, bluei& Russel brown Clotll
Rifle, bottle, and invisible green do.
Olive and olive recn and steel-mixed do.
Fancy Cassimeres, of superior qualit)-.
Satin, silk, Marseilles V estingS,"
Lyons Silk Velvet of very best quality.
An elegant assortment of Valencia Vesting?,
not surpassed by any in this market,
Shirt bosoms, of the latest style, ruffled ami
Corded and plain Collars, of the best quality
and latest fashion,
An elegant assortment- of STOCKS, of the
latest and most approved patterns, covered
with bombazine, velvet, satin, Stc.
Gentlemen's superior Hosskin Gloves,
Silk web and silk net Suspenders,
Gum elastic do.
1 case of the best elastic, waterproof, patent
Together with a va'fietv of other articles m
liis line of business ; all of which will be sod
at the lowest prices.
Having a number of superior workmen, he
is prepared to execute all orders with which
he may be favoured in the neatest and most
fashionable style, and at the shortest notice
and he assures the public that no exertions
shall be spared to merit a continuance of their
JOSEPH M GRANADE & Co.
Have just received by the schr. Geo. Pollok,
25 bbls. N. Y. Canal Flour, (Beach's brand,)
30 half do. do. do. do. do. do.
1 bag soft shelled Almonds,
2 bbls. double refined Loaf Surar,
2 hhds. N. E. Rum,
1 ton square Iron, assorted sizes,
2 44 bolt and spike Rod, do. do.
6 Willow Cradles,
7th June, 1833.
john a. Crispin
MAS just returned from New York with a
general assortment of
HARDWARE, CUTLERY, CROCKERY
Tlie fotlowtng articles comprise apart of his Stock. j
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA,
Craven County. $
Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions,
May Term, A. D. 1833.
ANDREW GILL, i a, r m
vs ' Original Attachment
JOHN GILL. $ Levied, &c.
T appearing to the satisfaction of the Court,
that the Defendant, John Gill, is noi
inhahiront iu: It is Ordered, inai
nnbliratJnn tt,a fnr six Weeks in the DfortfL
Champaigne, in qt. and
Cogniac Brandy (supe
Old Jamaica Rum,
Superior Holland Gin,
Old Monong. Whiskey
N. E. Rum,
Porter inqt.fe pt.bottlcs
Loaf & Lump,
Brown, various qua I.
o. PINE APPLES,
Buckichcam Goshen Butter, Cheese.
Spanish &Arrvcan Segars, su
perior Cheimm Tobacco, fec.
rn :'i7:' .CI Defendant appear; " " w iw.urCnorcounirypreu
oeMt, .--- flfnrpsaid at the ' at nis &tore on roJlok-street.
akhe next term of "'iS j December 3d, 1832. .
Court House in Newbern, on the second Mon- ,
day of August, A.IX l3." TOST J&WTVM,
plead to issue, or juugm. ... v -vw. FEW Kegs fresh. Gu&xira -
JX. of supfenor qutf PlTTMA:
Attest, , J- G. STANLY, CUrh
tfew&eru, May 31, 1833.
10th May, 1833.