fTcriin5 of tlie Watchniuii.
orSripnon p;r y-. doliar8
alvahce. iiui i - -
mnj fift ct will be cbargr d.
nd T7 f. V i i 01 f.nh first. nnJ 25ct8.
fi"inr::r ortlrr8 charged
for ,ch WqwH. - A liberaV dedac-
25 p?r en. nigiwt w. - -
i lion u ....... . i. nostnaid.
V A N
-LV All Ai.
BMpR & JAMES,
whom, permit me to say, that the people
of the United States would; have honored
REMARKS OrtfRATRUMAN SMITH,
) ) OF CONNECTICUT,
On the Imputation of . PC. B. Blunt, Esq.,
as a Delegate to the recent Whig Nri
lio7lalCbnvenlioni together with an ex-
VOSIllon vi -iw wfirim tcfc. . . o.i i -J J f.
'to Country from the elevation of (iei- n?mse venu i mxe Hu "J
N i r V Prrs Jrncu institutions illustrious, if they had made
crm t4Av,HAjt. i avujk - n .. k , U t.,L V,
nim l resiuepi long agu. i n w
r - C IT .'JL Unu 'irfon Kaon -n
name oi riHijry jiay una uuru
my lips, but it has ever been in accents of
praise and admiratipn ; such was,tl?e fact
in 1844, whn I devoted almost antentire
year in co operation with friends to res
cuing our Commonwealth from the hands
of the opponent, and in giving him the
electoral vote of Connecticut. I claim to
be a much truer friend of Mr. Clay than
thoseAvho have so unadvisedly urged htm
Keep check ufox all yocb.
Do TtU$, AKD LlBEUTY IS SAFE."
! , Gen' I. Harrison.
VOLUME V, NUM11ER 10.
SALISBURY, N. C , THURSDAY, JULY 6, 1848.
of the United Stales.
' 1-'. : TO Til PUBLIC.
1 nprrelvc from a report in some of the
New lYrk papers of the proceedings of
h meitiAgf the Whigs of that city,-con-VcnecVii
tfiw-Park on the lGth instant, N.
I . . ' i r i t .X .1.1
he rfcent Convention al Philadelphia)
ook the liberty of Introducing my humble
tnmn tri iHh consideration of the meeting,
WhrtirViinied with the imputation of a into4he field! when there was little proba
Want'Of fidelity on my part as a member j bility that hp could be nominated, and less
of thd iamc Convention to the trust re
posed in me by the Whigs of Connecticut.
In one of the papers alluded to, Mr. Blunt
ii ix'ihji llu ua IWIIU" J
! -Hi n . .. anxious consideration. I earlv in the pre
LOOK Ul Mir MaiLl ui vywuui mu.. , , . ,
'One oflhkr fcl-Bntcs, who 1ms filled high ; session came to the conclusn that
"tnce'ii her feinT ami who is about to en- could wi 0, more cer amty put dovn
It upon n still more exalted position be- ' P" "' Adm.mtrto,, and promote
. ' . : . i . i . . the. success of the Whiir cause, under the
lore tne nation, was eiccieuunu uhuuwu , . . fPnm snh a ronsnmrnM ion-
He Cline rtUSJllUes Ol VJCII. injiui, la ijr ; moiiij, . .
that he could be elected if dominated.
3. It is well known herej and I believe
throughout Connecticut, that, having giv
en the entire? subject a full and a most
tain Whigs of the city of New York were
less in the habit of maligning the motives
'and traducing the conduct of the Whigs
of other parts of the country, they would
have more influence in giving fit direction
to public affairs.
From this exposition I think U is mani
fest that Mr. Blunt, " in holding the mirror
up to nature." has placed it in false lights,
and has reflected a distorted image ; and,
in view of the facts stated, I fearlessly
submit my course in the Convention to the
scrutiny of all honorable and upright men.
1 have acted openly and, avoiding ultra
ism and violence on the one hand, 1 hope
my conduct on the other has been charac
terized by the independence and firmness
which all should possess who desire to be
of any use to the country. j
Dismissing, then, this subject, which I
shall not be surprised to find regarded as
of little moment, I seize the occasion to
give a brief exposition of the benefits
which I conceive will result to! the coun
try from the elevation of General Zachary
to be avoided if compatible with national
honor. The principles pf our Government,
as well as its true policy, are opposed to
the subjugation of otherj nations, and the
dismemberment ot other countries, by con
At a dinner in New
December last in honor! of Gen. Taylor, ; eral Taylor. That he will administer
the Lxecutive department in that spirit
no man can doubt ; and this makes him
a srood Whig enough for mc. He will
take high conservative ground on all
questions appertaining lo our foreign re
lations. He will dispense the patron-
al Taylor being strong in those parts of
the Union where we are wehk, will fa
vor in a high degree so desirable a
8. In short, I believe that all depart
ments of the Government will become
Orleans, given in ! conservative under the auspices of Gen
1 honor him; as he is dl
good sense and sound di&crt t
he will make a safe Prc&idtn:
sense of justice has ever c!.
his conduct, I am willing to
with the rights and interests
of the country, and particular !
the free States; as he has cv
markable for firmness: and
character, 44 asks no favors
responsibility," I believe he
steady hand, guide the cou:.!.
through all the perils which i. .
it ; as he possesses the utmost
excellence oi character, lstiaii t
sure in seeing him af, the head
affairs; as he is trulyj republic;
habit and manners, beinonc i f t
and sympathising thoroughly tvith .
I think there is a fitness in jnalii. j.it
magistrate of those same masses, cf
humblest can exclaim with truth, !4
he responded to a complimentary senti- .
ment by declaring j s
"That the joy and exultation of the j
greatest victories were always, after the ;
heat and excitement of the battle, succee
ded by feelings of poighant sorrow and
pain ; and that war. after all, was a great
I calamity, and his the greatest glory who
could terminate it.
General Taylor has on other occasions
avowed similar sentiments ; they do him
much honor. He will resist the lust of
dominion and the passion for acquisition
which marks so distinctly the character
of the American people, and which is
fraught with more peril to our lree insti
of us !" and as he is good, sound, o i.
and reliable Whiz, abominating xi ar :.
temning meanness, fraud
ery, who will put far frotii him all v
political or otherwise, I am for bun 1.
beginning lo the end of ihe chapter. 1
crate my hand and my hekrt 'to Le
i cau?e as represented by Zachary i Ta !
r.i : : . n . . ' Lr.t'
age oi me ooverunieiii in e. piru ui win uo an wunin ine range w mj irci
Taylor to the Presidency. I
to cast his vote for Henry Clay.
into that Convention with the name of
Henry Clay on his lips, but with all his
energies predetermined to defeat him.
This, fellow-citizens, was his conduct, and
i 'ill i , ' i :..:..:,.
thougtr l nave no personal injunca iu ic
dress; I feel j that 1 have a right Mo hold
the mfrror up to nature, tosay whether
i : I :! r It .1... I 1
tins man ueserves wen ui me nanus ui
his constituents."1 !
It has ever been with m a rule not to
take anv notice of the scandal or abuse, i
;trom AVhatever quarter it may come, as 1
Um the nninion that a nublic man hau .
III! . ..W , r-- g I
letter live down all such attacks, and if
herhas not character enough to do so, he
sfjpuld seek Immunity therefrom in retire
ImlnC and obscurity. If 1 make the pre
sent case an exception to that rule, it will
rtiot beon personal grounds it will not be
bccatise l have the slightest idea that
there Is any occasion to vindicate myself
before the Wings of Connecticut,. but be
moderation. He will be particularly
cautious to see that iusticc is done to
all sections in this regard. And es to
questions appertaining to our demestic
policy, he will tollow the. example of the
earlier i Presidents, and will throw them
into Congress. What more can be desir
ed by the just, moderate, and patriotic of
the Whig party ? 1
I doubt whether there has ever been
catfse such charges tend to bring the Con
the name of any other of the distinguish
ed men who have been brought before the
nublic in this connexion. Nevertheless. I
have said onfall occasions that I jwould
not. as a delegate to the Convention, act
on my own private opinions, but jwould
co-operate wfith the other delegates from
Connecticut n an effort to obtain such a
result as wejmight, on consultation, deem
to be best. I
4. When he delegation assembled at
Philadelphiajfor consultation, in advance
of the deliberations of the Convention, my
j opinions were favorable to Gen. Taylor,
! and the grounds on which those opinions
j are based, were fully stated to mylco del
j egates ; but,fat the same time, 1 asvowed
the purpose pf abiding by the decision of
! my associates. We then determined unan
imously to vpte for Mr. Clay ; and I can
assure Mr. Hlunt that we should ndthave
departed frorh that determination one hair,
if other delegates had been disposed to
;on" ; co operate with us, so as to give Mr. Clay
:ed- i a majority of the Convention ; in such
. I . 1 : '.!. .
vention - liscii into uisrepuirMiuc procevu- ; a maioritv
ing$ of which were, as 1 think, character- case he would have been the nominee ol
iz'cd throughout by n spirits of fairness,
moderation, impartiality, and rectitude. 1
have hot the honor of a personal acquaint
ance with" Blunt, buit 1 am free to confess
tlifrt all I have learned of his standing as
1. An essential alleviation of the acer
bity and violence of party spirit, which
has been running to extremes for many
years past, and which has produced noth
ing but evil to the country, and that con
tinually. 2. A more moderate and reasonable
action on the part both of Congress and
the Executive, in establishing a policy in
reference to all essential interests, in
which all good men, if not perfectly sat
isfied, can acquiesce. 1 wish to see pub
lic men disenthralled, in some degree, irom
the iron rule of party, and placed in a con
dition to act freely according to their own
conscientious convictions of right and du
ty. ; Time was when leading men of the
same party felt themselves at liberty to
differ on great questions of public policy,
but now the state of the case is widely
different, and many are forced, by the ty
ranny of party, into the support of mea
sures which they cordially disapprove, if
they do not detest. Relentless proscrip
tion awaits every man who falters in the
least. I have, within the last few days,
heard an upright and truly patriotic Sen-
Ua nornolititf i P mi r trlnr ions ' 1 UOUDl
V":Urei r: JX.J ?..T S-,"r. ' assembled in this country a Convention
here win be no danger of the annexa-! .1-proceedings of which were more just
tion of either Cuba or Yucatan under the ' '"" " ""
ageineni anu iniriguc iiian iimi whh.ii ir-
j cently assembled at Philadelphia. It was
; refreshing to meet from the furthest ex
tremerity of our widespread Union good
and true hearted Whigs, who had incurr
ed the fatigue and the expense of a jour
ney of many hundred miles to participate
in our consultations. All seemed to be
auspicies of Gen. Taylor.
4. Also an Administration of the strict
est impartiality, and of the most rigid
justice as between all the great interests
of the country, and all sections of the con
federacy. 1 believe Gen Taylor to be en
tirely above sectional prejudice ; and there
r fVio into rncl c nf the free
clIC ClllY Jl Uli niivivuiu " ...w - - w, iii, I
J .... i onlnolnH lir U Imvt cninl jril sntinti
States which I wou d not unhesitatingly , " j 7.1 1 T,
u: ui w i.QC hA tn for the success of the common cause. It
CUIIIIUO IU ilia ll a uu. - . . r
is irue mere were si rung iuiierenc- ui
ties to make him the next president V,f V
ited States. TRUMAN SMi i I
Washington, June 2(1 1343. j
1 l.l. I :
1 1 r I i
DCP The - Norfolk Hcrald,J of tlje 1
uv ' Rt. Governor Mokehead. :of iX
. T j I '
Carolina, arrived in tots jCity yes't ;
morning from Philadelphia,' whre 1
presided over the late KvLig ppnvcnt:
and put up at Walter1 City Hotejl. ,.
12 o'clock a deputatior ofj our citiirn?
the Whig party, called on! him No Irr !
their respects and ac cnowledgments
run eminent services in mo uonveni
and to invite him to tlie meeting of
YVbigs in the evening ip rainy jmc; iu :
nations in which he hail borne $o cb'n
uous a part. The invitation rfJ
ereu uy jos. 11. uouenion, uiu ..
complimentary addresi winch Wgra
fully responded to by the Governor.
The interview, which lasted, for al
i 1 i :,. ,
an nour, n rr ngircouicfinunuti'
ing. Tlie Governor is a gentle man
fine colloquial power, as ,weil as iint
tkn WJtitr nrtv. nrl I would have exerted
myself, a in 1814, to make him the Chief ator, from my own State, bitterly denoun
Magistrate of the American people.
5. On the rst ballot Mr. Clay received
97 votes, (feiver, by far, than I ariticipa-
aiVrminent jawer. and of his character as ! tKj tin(i on ihe second he receded to 86
l ' ' I ' I II' 111.: I 1. . .1 .. ... ...1 . i . : 111 I I J.
1 IJOOU - rename mg, uas . ueeu nun iu:u
Ito iiispircmc with respect. 1 do not there
Ifore desire, and shall not enter iuto any
l..mi rArircf i tfltti ti'im 1 1 1 1 1 sbsill r.nntent
VUtll fl , V I ! -'.v w...... "
myself, with 'stating plainly the facts of
the ense, and shall leave him to repent at
kivtrisure of t'le injustice which he has
doncj io a felloe member of the Conven
tion,' who claims no other position than
Ithat of being his equal, with the right to
.iconsult hjs own sense of duty, and to be
The delegation assembled the next morn
inz fur further consultation ; and ; know
ing. as we did, that many delegates who
voted for Mr. Clay on the first and second!
ballots would vote for other candidates on
the third, anil that therefore his nomina
tion was unattainable, we decided unani-j
mously that each delegate might thereaf
ter cive such aA-ote as he should be con
vinced the good of the country required.
1 then recurred, for the first time; to my
ced by a leading Democratic member of
the. House of Renresentatives. merely be
cause he will not go the whole figure in qualities of his head and heart
supporting all the wild and mischievous
measures of the present Administration.
The state of things which has long exist
ed at the seat of Government. I can suffi
ciently illustrate by an anecdote : At the
time the final vote was taken iri the House,
at the first session of the last Congress,
1 .1 lnnvl 4 AmKronn ViiC
V . ilvincT opinion among the members, honestl en-
countrv, and his whole country. iiaing i , -
spent fib whole life in the public service, ; tertmnjd and rrspect ully and kindly .
and on terms of cordial and friendly in. ! presseJ. and these diirerences were sub-
tercourse with the people of all parts of ; "ed to .he proper arb.ter voluntar.ly
the Union, he entertains the broadest and ! confuted, a,ul preenm.emly or.hy of
most liberal sentiments of nationality. 1 : l"e confidence of all. The result s the
donotregardhimasaci.jzenol Louisiana. ' nomination of Genera .actmry Ta lor as
r.i.n f America, the WhiR candidate lor the l'r.sulenc.
B ...:n a u ;r ..i.t,l to nnt and by the blessing of Cod he will be e-
AnZ rm various ; 1-ted, whoever may bolt the track. acting together with wanted harm-i ;,
ofn11.nhliticSnf the coun- 1 accord fully in the opinions recently .determined energy, m support o tl
. . Vr;t M QPetional expressed by the Hon. C. C. Cambreleng.
ry into a mischievous spirit of sect ona - ; . ' ,itica assomblv, as follows :
m; I he sha I prove - to be the , I re - P . men of
dent I doubt not he will be. the people w HI fe '
learn that of all the qualifications for that ..... -
L:u J c mAnnoo. to make a President. 1 hey have labor-
r lomiril i? the lowesti I am more dis
posed to look to the
. - I
gence and observation.) lhc convetai
of course, turned chieflv tipon the buV
of the Convention nnt its tidminaii
and it is the opinion of Gpvrnor M.
the slight manifestations ofoppositic
the latter which we liave seen r;;
w ill soon cease, and the Vhig$;bti !
nations, as in loiu. it i
Gov. Morehead also attended, f
tation. the Ratification Meeting '
Norfolk during his stay irt that ('
on being called on, delivered an .'.
ed day and night, zealously and assiduous- j although laboridg under -con-alt
man himself, to the and have succeeded admirably and , disposition at the time, j He -,nd
heart, rather than triumphantly. 1 hey have most fTectu- says, when Gov. M. had condu
t f i . l n ii i iii.i.uiu iiiniu uivii v" i w i uv i in r iiil.ii liiuillu a t u
to the accidents cl Dirin or resiuence. . , - : . " f . 1 , ,
Who would not rejoice to have a success- ; their own acts made a President of the , during its delivery, three nclicn
r pMB;,io fnr iKm nevt five ren- 1 United States, but it happens not to be pai 2,ven to him. and three i;
sion of .Y.."' fi0VCeer ithe man, nor either of ihJ men, they in- Old North State M with a
tunes who shall administer the Govern-. u-.j; . . :.u .u nJ.;:....V
r. ,U f.chlnn nrl in i m n r t lenueu. n iirmn:i c x .co.v..... , wuicu uiauc uic ouW..,,
1I1CI11 nilUI lilt; 1UOIIIUII i.iiw. ... ..w -1 - f I . Z"' I . ' tl.a nnneoM'O
any UI Uis vynuinui, iiwi io-hi ii v -"ii jii
tive nominee of the Baltimore Convention.
of Washington, though every one of
them should come from the Capes of Flor-
guided by bis own convictions of what (in rea opinions, and voted for.Gen. Zachary'
the .very-difficult and trying circumstan- j Taylor, and found myself supported by two;
jces in which jhe Convention was placed) uf my colleagues, Messrs. Stuart and
was' best adapted to promote the good ol i Trumbull, who acted on their own judg-
Jthe codntry and the success of the Whig ment, wholly uninfluenced by me, directly
jparty. ! In answer to the unceremonious ' or indirectly I' presume I shall not be)
and unvvarfantable use which has neen
Iniade nfm'v name, and to "imputations
ifrom whatever tiuarter they may come, I
suDmil ine lonow nig rciiiiirns . ,
l.jilt is.lnot' true, as alledged by Mr.
Blunt, that I was elected toj the Conven
tion and instructed to vote for Henry Clay.
1 was a member of the State Convention
. . L' ,i x. ... it l . lll
cuiltv of a breach of confidence if I say
that Gen. Taylor would have received, if
necessary to his nomination, (Mr. Clay
being out of the question,) two more votes
from Connecticut, I believe tlie same
thing is true ot sorrie delegates from other
States who voted for Mr. Clay to the last;
re-enacting'the Subtreasury law, a highly j ida ?
respectable Democratic member came
across the hall to my seat, and exclaimed,
with an oath, (which I will hot repeat.)
" it is a shame that a law should be pass
ed to which a large majority of the House
is opposed," or words tt that effect. I am
confident that, had it not been for " the
bonds of party," the tariff of 1846 could
not have been passed, though that of 1842
might have been essentially, and perhaps
advantageously, modified. I am equally
confident that, but for the same cause, the
countrv would not have been plunged into
an unnecessary and unconstitutional war
with Mexico," the past and present evils
whereof few yet comprehend, and the fu
ture evils of which will only be taught us
by many years of bitter experience. But
when moderation shall become the oraer
of the day, which I am well assured will
- - m t 111
G. 1 entertain the utmost respect
whicn convened in New Haven last tall, and confidet)ce in the Whigs ot the city
anu W'nicn appouneu uic ucii-yaiiwii iu - ui x w. ,p. , , . i 1 j, r rr, ... k.i1,I Vio
NaltonalConvenlion.consisring of Messrs. that 1 went .into the Convention not, as be inculcated by Gen. 1 ay lor. should he
n i j.hi o ni. qv;,mKnll u;,orr0ntrhnr nc ihe renresent!ative of ' be President, by both precept and exam-
UOCKWeni oiufin, uauuucpv. . . - rrV 7 t. L. .nl-tivllimonvpr TnncrrPSS.
the Whigs ot Uonnecticur. 1 inougni my- i pit-, d new ,.....v, ..e.--.
self a free man, acting for the free Whigs
of a noble $tatc, in a perfectly free Na
tional Convention, with no obligations to
White,1 and myself, and lio instructions
whatcVcrj were given to the delegation.
It isnot the practice of the Whigs of Con
ncctiicutito commit their delegates in ad-
1n I i nrwl ever has been, ex-
! . . . . .1 1.1 I i T .i : . U l. I ritft nnt ilno rrt
( pectcd and desired that mey snouiu gu respeci. iiiiimiciiaiauci x um v v.v.n
1 into the National Convention untrammel- myself a mre automaton, but a reasona-
and 1 trust the great body of the people,
and we shall all feel that we have com
mon institutions to preserve, a common
Mr. Blunt except those ot courtesy and i country 10 serve anu, vvuCkc.
or swim, we are an coiniiuueu iu uuc
6 Congress will be restored to the pow
ers and prerogatives Which the framers
of the constitution intended that body
should exercise. It mnst be obvious, on
the slightest examination of that instru
ment, that to Congress Was confided the
power of expressing the1 will of the peo- ,
pie, in the form of laws, and to the Exec- j
utive the duty only of executing that will j
when ascertained by Congress. 15ut wnn ,
in the last few years there has been in
progress a rapid concentration of all pow- j
er in the hands of the Executive. The j
President has become every thing and'
Congress nothing. An irresponsible body, !
called a convention, and generally a small
committee of such body, assembled in the
upper room of some tavern, have arroga
ted the right of settling every thing in ad
vance, and of binding both Congress and
the Executive. The latter has become
I the agent of a debased and grovelling
partizanship to overrule the former, cither
through the instrumentality of the veto,
or by a corrupt exercise ot patronage
From the first roll of the drum at Palo
Alto, through all our splendid victories,
to the final and glorious conquest of Mex-! atcd great stir in Cre5cc:;t
ico, the President and his Cabinet have
labored, to make Zachary Taylor Presi
dent of the United States. It maUers not
whether he is from the North, the South,
the East, or the West, nor how he gets '
into the field. Whether supported by !
volunteers or regulars, once in the field.
1 the man who hash the heart of the nation
' with him is irresislable and must inevitably
' triumph." . !
j And why should it be so, when the real
! issue to which we are brought is wheth- '
! er Lewis Cass or Zachary Taylor shall
be the next President of the United States ?
I desire to say nothing disrespectful of
Gen. Cass, but bis career in Congress,
particularly on the Oregon question and
the Mexican war, are too well known io
render mistake possible as to what will
be the tendency of an Administration of
which he shall be the chief. Unfortun-
ainlv lio i? one of those who think they t
J " ' ... - . '! v- rp,vin IV
The news of old ZaWnoc
New Orleans Bee," after en
over the nomination, rem at!.
Wc never saw a: better ;
; people than are the Whigs :
I The nomination of Ojd 7...C
them such substantial nur
umph. that they regard the !
ready won. The Locofocr
I perfectly indifferent upon t!
they are secretly chagrim '
' and their depressed vis:c-
extremity of their nppreh
look as if the 7lh of pCove:
ready at hand, and their
being put in execution. Tl.
fort themselves, however,
they have a respite ol neat
before them. They shoi:
val to profit, and repent
can find inexaustible fund or source
led and prepared to enter into a full and
frcC;Consultatipn with theirjbrethren from
other sections of the Union! and then do
: What tlieV 'shall think just and right un
ble being, in duty bound to act fairly and
candidly towards all, but with liberty to
exercise an'Jionest judgment as to the best
means to bis selected to accomplish an
Whigs desire. 1
1 1 .1 r .A rw. Atril
common aesuny, wueiuer lurguuw ------ 'e th Presidential
3 An Administration which will conse- policy are taken out of he Presidential
or uy a. w.iur .v . , . , nonuiaritv in the belligerent propens ties
To the correction of the enormous evils popuiant) l nine m.
- . i To.inr ' of the American people. Y ar, w ar, jias
ot. " the one-man power, wnnai 'j'ui , , . .i . i :
stands distinctly pledged. The moment
this is done, the great questions ot public
crate all its faculties to the preservation
of the peace of the county. I regard this
as an object of paramout importance. No
man is better qualified than Gen. Taylor
to sieze with a firm grasp the spirit of war
which unhappily infests the American
1 t J : ,I,o ('nil.
canvass, anu are carneu nuu vw..
cTPocciniinl lictriets. If the neople. desire
been incessantly on his lips for years past.
I trust that Whigs every where will pon
der well on the consequences which re
sulted from third party organization in
1844. Did it not elect Mr. Polk, over
throw the tariff of 1842, re-enact an
The following, from an vu ,
dent at St. Louis, gives rer.
even Mr. Benton's State is a!
away in the popular cntl. j
! vades the land forV.d U'J
! St. Louis, 'Mo., J
1 dm iltl -thn rier.nmstances of the case. obiect which all good
. v !".. - . - I . . . 1 . . . 11 T
Such is my sense of the evils of a packed am supported in the course wtnen J pur-
n L J?L I ' ..1.1 nrlt onnnnt nf t ' c- i - t K- nnc(iinnc rrtitnHft ? find thrntlffh
vonvennon iiiai i uum nut ntp v.. uv.u wnoviwu o ... c n A
scat in sJch a body instructed toote for j " evil report and good report" I shall pur- j people 0e greattgsm of aU re
nn,Llr . 5 sue -the even tenor of my way' paying! publics.) and to hold it effectually in check.
o- i J ,Uf t U,,t into Vhn nn mnn ntiention to denunciation, from ! That he entertains sentiments, ot the ut
Wvenlion vyith the name of " Henry j whatever Garter it may come, than I
The news came yesterdiy
lightning, that Taylor and l'i
nominees of the National V
Clay on my lips, but with all my energies
predetermined to defeat him." On the
epntrar Jrj I was well assured, from all I
T(new'6f the composition of that body,
thai he !ould in no event get a nomina
l tinri? 1 was. in fact, desirous that he
wb m 7 - w
id tn "ihe idle wind." I am not at
all apprehensive of having incurred the
resentmenr either of Mr. Clay or my own
constituents. I know too much of that
most abhorence of war, and that he will
be the resolute friend of peace, I know.
I hnne I shall be excused for presenting
here an extract from a letter which I had past
O " - r 1
a protective wnu, iuC ..Mp.w.v.v.- . , d oppressive Subtreasury, annex
our harbors and rivers, i or 'any po hey -itnvols in the war wi?h M.x.
regard to our termors, mey j t.ventvJf.ve thousand Amcr- ftnd 1 cannot refrain firm c
members of Congress accordingly i ms s'to a "prematurc grave, and d , he honest people of go,
will relieve the legislation of the countr j citizen Pundn.d;and flfty mil. olilia, on lhis met hay, a ,
from the malign innuencc oi pauy, s , ,llntrMClirfl, T)(1PS
will be likely to give much greater stabil
ity to snch measures as have a favorable
bearing on the important interests of the
country than has obtained for many years
the honor to receive from Gen. Taylor,
and noble-hearted man to 1 dated at Bajon Kouge.on the 4th of March
believe that he will harbor a particle of , last
Mk,t,r;iroir'e ris larire a vote as nossible. ill will towards such of the Convention as
tuuiui ivw. . o-p -- - : i, i,i i i i U
an ixifcssion of the high appreciation fearlessly (id what they believed to be
of his talents and public services which their duty4 whatever he may think of
all irood Whigs entertain, and as an alle- those who have " gambled wnn nis name,
M I need hardly reply to your concluding
7. The influence of the name and char
acter of General Taylor will be quite cer
tain to give us a Congress whose views
of public policy will accord witntnoseoi
Ic rpsnppt he ean
inauirv. that 1 am a peace man, and that ; i " ,. 1 " V
r . . ,..i. i An mnr inr the eountrv than anv man
1 deem a state ot peace to pe ansoiuieiy f LSA vvv, 'nmi,r.
L.. -nn. nH hn th n ar. now uwiiii. x c w.
lions of the public treasure 7 Hues not a
large share of the responsibility of all
these evils lie at the door of those who.
by a third party movement, defeated Mr.
Clay? Whoever takes a similar course
now, will incur dread responsibilities.
What if war again should follow from it ;
the annexation ol Cuba or'; indefinite ex
tension on the side of Mexico ? I cannot
believe that any such suicidal policy will
the hour of retribution
rcfil nomination. J
..h... . j
duced creat enthusiasm
lalions, hearty cheering, an-,
you nerer did see. To-i-.
Ratification meeting, vhen r
citizens will mingle togert.er t
old Hero, who has already ?!
nown and lustre on the nati
ambition is to serve his
Gen. Taylor is the man for t
whole nation. StainleM ai !
litically and morally, he hy
be nursued. No
has come, and those who have been gam- hearts of his countrymen in
blinc with war in reference to the Presi- ! fir$t in peace. He is kilso
. a v w i
.fluty tp cast 'a unanimous Vote in his fa- dence at tfieir hands, and fecqntly one
-vor. for reasons that must! be obvious. i which neatly touches my heart. But I
But? all -my energies were predetermined can assureMr. Blunt we can settle ac
to ensure' the nomination of Gen. Taylor, ' counts between ourselves without his aid
as netw:cen nun and some
detcs, 'not, because 1 did not
. -1 KAHnM4'lAn1fWkPs-l1 OA
necessary to me proper iim: ..c 6 t.;i,. iK.
.! kt nr own renublican institutions, take 10 pronoun.;. u k. ......
On this imoortant question il freely eon-, question ot the r" ; who bv his noble conduct and bril- gre..iv. in.ere... .hi. ,;
dency, will find themselves put down by I all the important T!n
J i l-. u:.. ui iwloot nnd hnl- frrive interests ot tnu t..
of the principles so often laid down by the
Father of his Country, and so urgenuy re
commended by him in his Farewell Ad
dress to the American people. Indeed
1 think 1 may saieij sa .u . . pmharrass him during
nnw he hrouorht successfullv into the field, . I ayl
uen. layior, cuums uu'' ' , - f - - ,i40 i ,n in th to inw
other eandi- i or interference ; and further, that when- , put a more implicU fa.th tha n I dom ihe
entertain the ever it shall appear that 1 have! incurred , wisdom of his f.jhe b P man v
. . ...J.i ij- iJ i ir.etontlu rptnm 1 nn us the propriety ot ainajs sianaing
utmost' respect for such candidates, but i their displffasure, I shall instantly return on us toe propneiy u,
8implyjbccause I thought we should best
subserve the-interests of the country by
putting forwrard, in the present conjunc
ture, the name of Gen. Tavlor. When 1
peak of other candidates, I must not be
Understood to refer to Mr. Webster, of
inm their hands anv trust which they may
have confided to me, and take refuge from
the misconlt ructions and malevolence of
duties of my profession anu
nnnn niir OWn SOll.
In his letter to Captain Jl S. Allison, da
ted April 22, Gen. Taylor says:
My life has been devoted to arms,ei
Vh e 1 am tree to admit mat .ir. iaj . , mmar,ders of ; every mfa.ure intomn3
ught to have been elected President long level of the most eminent commande o . J rf )he Mf t,
go, yet I think it certain that if he could modern ,,mc .. Let ntr tht 1 1 -
. k kmnrfkl cnnnoEC II V lntf) I MR e U. ! A t IVfl i . --- ... .. r Lf B K-"1'
he wouk Ihan "the Ttuo I ouses of Congress high office will be little inclined nereauer ; 0-uiotopu, u
.tlleileiLT doinl Ibe "lo make of war and its bloody front a ; North ,
Any game of politics
. r 1 rtlrp. mv
bofh benches o! Ta'yT- l.H .ST.
ot his f residential "'b-r-
...k ,;n nnnci.Ur the condition ol t i ueuiio - T-- . .
Li J i 1 1 wui.o.w.
the reDreSentation in
" rrr, tK VnrthVvestern. Western, sight into his principles anu 1" .
As he is an honest man, l connae i. u..-,
and Southwestern States, must aumit - fr-SDecthim:
fhe troth of this remark., I want a Whig as he is a "iterate man I resp ct b
-..- mm RonntP nnrl a WhisT as he is a numane man,
i : a . . .M tv, n ini dc r i in v in iiinoiwii i j i bVibaoi rt tt n v w ii i v s.rriirLi.fa. caiiu vsi " -
puii.it. v. ,M.i, R I look unon war. at all times ana unuer " .if. . j i s he s a man
the reposes prjvate . I ;,. . nati0nal calamity, I House o.
lUUill - j
of unsurpassed bravery, J
tt ihe echo come
I ble, brtfe. incorruptible--t
and the People. wniV.
been a Patriot, Republican
to old age-that he ha. never
tyrants at home, or played t
Courts of Kings and Lrn; r
our motto be-
Gen. Taylor never j:
me for intimating that if cer-! all circumstances