t , , j
; T?rm of tlio Witclimaii.
For Sulcr.ptinnlrr ycnir, X.wo fc)oji-LRs payable in
Jrnr. But if not paid in JVance, Two dollars
anJ fifty Hi wiU b chargrd. j-''
Atmtiouxjs insrrtcJ it 81 fif the first, and 25 cts.
for rath SuWqufnt tnnrrtion. JSourt orders chnrgrd
23 pr ct. hijhrr than thrw ratijs. A liberal deduc
tion to thoj who adverise by the year.
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BKljJNER & JAMES,
I Editors 4 Proprietors.
Keep a check cpox all tock
Do this, and Liberty is safe.!
VOLUME V, NUMBER 20.
SALISBURY, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1848.
DsiaStw My opinions have to often been miscon
ceived antNnisreprwnied, that I drem it due to myself,
if not to1 nif friernR o make britf exposition of them
upon lb& topics to wmcn you pave jcaneu my onrnuon.
' I rmvei ronfrnteil to the atof nny name as a candi
date (or he Preiidnry. I have frankly avowed my dis
trust of my fftness for this high stltion ; but having, at
the solicitation of many of my copntrymen. taken mv
"p6illon in a candidate, I do not foel at liberty to sur
render that position until my friend manifest a wish that
r should retire from it. I will thea most gladly do so.
I have no private purpose to acco(nplih, no party pro
ject! to boil J op, no enemies to punish nothing to serve
but my country. y
I have been very often add reused by letter, and my
opinions have been asked opon alinost every question
that might occur to the writers, as faflV'cting the interests
of their country or their party. I Have not always re
sponded to these inquiries for variosis reasons.
1 conleaa, while 1 have great cardinal principles which
iii regulate my political life, 1 am not sufficiently fa
miliar With all the minute details of political legislation.
o give, solemn pledges to cirry out this or defeat that
measure. ) I hold no concealment. ; I hold no opinions
which I would not readily proclaim to mv assembled
coantrymen ;: but crude impressions upon matters of po
licy, which may be right to-day and wrong to-morrow,
are perhaps not the best testa of fit-ness for office. One
who cannot bf trusted without pledges, cannot be confi
ded in merely on account of them.
I will jroced,f however, now tdjrespond to your in
quiries ; '. ' ' j
f I reiterate what I have so often said. I am a
Whig1. If elected f would not be tilie mere President of
a party. :i 'I would endeavor' to actjndependent of party
domination. I should feel bound to administer the go
vernment Mntrammelled by any pnty schemes.
SeeMi-Th Vc4o power. The po'ver ?iven by the
Constitution la the Executive to iriterpose hi veto, is a
high eojveTvauve power ; but in rny opinion should ne
ver be- exercised except in cases ofjclear violation of the
Constitution! or monifest hnste andf wont of considera
tion by Con gnits. Indeed I have thought that for ma
ny years riant, hre known opinions and wishes of the Ex
ecutive have exercised an undue nrid injurious influence
upon the lgilative IJepnrtment )f the Government;
and fot bis cnjis rtnive-t bought our system was in dan
ger eC ond'ergoing a great chonge from its theory. The
nrnonnl opinions of the individual' ivho has hnprK-nedto
I oeropy ,lW Executive Chair, ought not to control the ric-
lion f 'Congress upon questions of domestic policy : nor
rnght bis" objections to be interposed where questions of
const uutiorfti xwer have teen sctjled by the various
Depaftnyms of Government, and acquiesced in by the
heip!e. ; ' i
TAird Upn the subject of the Tariff, the Currency,
th, improvement of our great highways, rivers, lakes, and
harbors, the. will of the eople as expressed through their
representatives in Congress, ought o be respected and
carried oat by the Executive.
Fuurl A--The Mexican War. I sincerely rejoice at
I tfie profte.tt of peace. My life fias been devoted to
awn. yet I look upon war at air tithes and under all cir-
leymstanct'S, is a national calamity to be avoided if com
patible wy the national honor. The principles of our
(Jovernmept, as well ns its true policy, are opposed to
the sabiugation of other nations and the dismemberment
of other eountries by conquest. Irt the language of the
great Washington," Why should we.qiiit. our own to
jrtand on foreign ground V In the;Mexican war our na
tional honor has been vindicated ; arid in dictating terms
t of peace, 'we may well afford to belforbcaring and mag
nanimous to a fallen foe. r
These are my opinions on the srbjeets referred to by
you, and any reports or pubicntiors, written or verbal,
trotq sny source, differing in any essential particular from
what is here written, are unauthorized and untrue.
I do hot know.' that I tthall again? write apon the sub-
I jeci of national politics. I shall engage in no schemes,
mo combinations, no intrigues. If the American people
bnvp not epnfidenee in ne, they oujht not to give me
their suffrages. If they do not, Jni know .rne well
enough tleieve me, when I declare I shall be content.
I am too (Jd awo!dicr to murmur against such high au
thority. LK , Z. TAYLOR-
To.Copli J.. Ai.li.non. A
of Gen. Tfi
sion, as we
The One II an l
From tit Eukm9md(V,riimtl) J.
The boldest and mott unw ru?
tion erer jet made hy the I)
that by which ihej make ilt :
descendants of the OIJ K"( .
Virginia the parly cf 0S
sisted the alien and sedition i .
by Madison and the Cn:i: .
s'.ature and cast their rvu .
I. n il .
luctus. nut monslrous j-
. , I teen insisted on with to t
have Hie more u.t.n ......
ehberation. .. . . . .... '
The remarks apply incur mind wilh ! rencjf mat tbe h, 1. n
io conirauici memjrom ar.ee r 1
should not be so. The W: z
ylor had, on that trying occa- j the South, the friends of Gen; Taylor in ! as well organized, active, vigilant, and j the Whigs of Abany will
V have now. greatly the ad- the free States ar infpssnt Iv h1H nn as ' pnprceti Our fpinft cVtnnUl nt nnPf efTprt nnrl nftor irrnv A
vantage In the experience and deception ; fanatics, who are disposed to j trample make a thorough organization in every
o i v.wMu,cu wii j uunii nn ine guaranties anu compromises i tate, connty. and district in me union, more immediate lorceto the Uto utter
that occasion, with a mere handful of vol- ! of the Constitution ; while at the North ! It should be so complete and perfect as to ance of the sober judgment of the intelli
unteers a;nd militia, so in the other, he is j his bouthern supporters are stigmatized j reach every individual member of the I gent and consistent Whigs ol the city of j occasions pin therndownt
au.c iu iriuiu hj, bupporieu as ne is uy cue as Diiterly hostile to the interests of the i party. Albany, in their public proceeding on Mon- true renresentatiTes of the (
gopd will and confidence of a great ma- j free States, and are all the while! plotting I This being done, measures should at day last ; but they apply with hardly less corrupted by twenty vean
lOritV of t&e. American npnnle Rnf. it U Co'. i ...i L!.i u " i. i .i .1: ' . ' wl . t i ' J '
i s i ------ r-r.v. ! owuic orvuuiiai ouvamaKf, Avnereas i unue uc taiu'n to supply an voters wiiii i uurtiurss iu iiruciu iiinuiiesiaiions l) me notrer
mUSt bo rer.nllpntll thnf h harl ot Rnono ' L . . . n ! l . . . - r I U7L! .1 r- t- . J . pvci.
at' . iU u j e M j nu.gs cvcgwiifrR occupy me piauorm i uocuments, contain ing lm port am l n lorm a- ! "mgs in ine city oi ro$ion and otner w . . ,
v ista a nbble band of olhcers tocarrvout ; nf ntrr nnnnit;nn i ..r .i: k: . ...u:-u ...:ti u i 1 nr.tc, n.:ki.t : make these rematk?
, . 1 f 1 1 . J ''uiiivu iu 1 11 tii. spun,; ui rnui- 1 iiwu iiiuil SUUJCC15 vmv;il win nnuicu vjuiuuj iu mivi iiciuviiiuuu).
",slia"s:! T. f. uy llier. "nVr,nS energy, ; calism which has so long predominated in in the present canvass. Valuable c
and heroic daring enabled him to bear on
ward the stars and the stripes tb a glori
Just such officers are need
ed on the present; occasion, not to subserve
the ambiMn of General Taylor, (who,
with marti est hesitation and reluctance
consents tb be a candidate for the Presi-
our public counsels, and whichj for the j pillions will be made, setting forth the
last twenty years, has produced! nothing true issues of the contest, and others will, I
dui evil to the country. It is believed that ' from time to time, be prepared as the can
good men everywhere must deprecate an vass progresses, to refute the misrepre
organization of parties in this country on ' sentations and sophistries of our opponents,
mere sectional grounds, which must great-: and sustain the principles and policy of
lv embarrass the wnrk i n o n f nnn cvclnm 1 llio n 3 m rr raft norf v
dency,) butj to resist the trained bands of hf it does not endanger our glorious Union. ! These compilations will be printed and
patronageplace, and power men who ' Let us then, reposing, as we safely may, furnished at prices sufficient to cover the
are thoroughly versed in all the chicanery ! entire confidence in the moderation, the cost, (say at the rate of 50 cts. per 100
of politic, and who will stoop to almost- prudence, and the sense of justice, which copies, for any one of said tracts not ex
any means to defeat the universal favor- i have ever characterised thf
ite of the .people. Hence organization is j General Zachary Tavlor, as an amply and directedto 'any part of the Union.
lnuispenscjvit? to ensure a iuu anu lair ae- ; guaranty that he will deal fairly, honestly, We would, therefore, respectfully sug
velopment jof public opinion, and how can and impartially with all sections of the j gest the expediency of forming clubs, for
this be effected unless those who are ac: Union, unite and overthrow the! factious ' the purpose of disseminating political in
customed tb take an active part in such j men who involved us so recklessly in the ! telligence among the people. Money in
matters shrill lend us a prompt and ener j recent war with Mexico-a wbr which ! tended for this object should be transmlt
getic co-operation. The necessity of vi- j has cost us many thousands of precious ted, post-paid, to Mai. B. B. French, Trea-
gilance and activity in this regard1, must j lives, and many millions of the hard earn- ! surer, of this city, which shall be faith-
subjoined jremaiks of Mr.
THE MARCH TO THE RIO GRANDE. 7 T V ""s -J ;
j oi ibc couiorrocr. torsi:;:.!
We understand Mr. Meade to assert in ! hate at this day, it appears i'
his speech before the Democratic Asso- ' rrM,i i i ,
wt i j -itt couiu nna no name but mo;. .
ciation on Wednesday night, that the or- 1P . .
der to march the army from Corpus Chris- ' "P""8 A - one m
ti to the Rio Grande, in the spring of 1S4G, i fin,,,on raorc 'n,"lT !
was given by thq Adminstration in con- j lr,,,esf " now - v.-
forimity with Gen. Taylors otrn advice ! Democrats, could not have 1 c
upon that point ! I A very great effort has 1 would almost bo.tempted iu i:
been made and still making, by Mr. Polk's ; was a prophet. Rut the tru:L
the head b
irom the lact that one of th , ings of the American people. Now is the lull v applied according to directions.
who our opponents have put at ! hour of retribution ! ! Recollect, that if a ! The Whigs having nominated their
their organization, is the se- j foreign country has been acquired, and a candidates without tbe avowal of any
ant Postmaster General, who Strange people brought under hnr itiris. I nrincinles. it heenmps imnnrtant to deter.t
has chargejof the appointment office, at diction, the deed has been done contrary and expose false issues intended to oper
whose will: (subject, of course, to the su- to the efforts and remonstrances of Whigs ate on diff?rentsections of the Union.
pervisionof the Postmaster General) ev- j everywhere. We have stood side by side We should, therefore, be glad to be spe
ery Postmaster in the United States holds i in resisting all of the mischievous schemes ; cially informed of the grounds on which
his offiqe,jrtnd at whose beck the vast ar- iof this Administration, and let us now, by j our opponents wage the contest in every
ray ui mat leparimeni can ue maue to me vigor oi our enorts and the harmony
bear down with great force, on the cause of our counsels, hold them to that resnon-
of the peoble, whose every interest will J sibility which they richly merit.and polit- i
e promoieu oy ine elevation oi uenerai ; ical evu-uoers ever dread.
Taylor to the Presidency. But we have! When the hour of final trial shall come,
this consolation, that "General Taylor ne-j we will be prepared. Take the proper
ver surren9ers, anu we nave nut to sianu measures to ensure a lull attendance at
by him wjith firmness, and we shall be the polls. Be vigilant and untjring in ef
certain of ja victory which will strike the forts to counteract the arts of the desper
cohorts of radicalism with dismay, and ate and unprincipled. We have a food
cheer and animate the hearts of all true ! cause, a noble leader, sound hearts, anil I Washington, one of the undArsismpd. who
lovers of their country. With a view, j strong arms, and besides the sympathies is entitled to receive them free. Also,
then, to secure an assertion of the great and the affections of the rrmsses. The ! names of persons to whom documents
principle which lies at the foundation of Government is now obviously offered to'
all free institutions, that the will of the i us if we will accept it. Let lis then try j
people, pre perly ascertained, and fully and ; again the experiment so happily com-!
fairly expossd, should govern, and in or- I menced under the auspices of the lament- '
der to sect re to our beloved country all ed Harrison, and,which was cijit short by !
the blessings of a just, wise, and patriotic j the perfidy of a Tyler, and let us see what !
administration of public affairs, we earn- ' an administration, based on sopnd repub- J
re- lican principles, and fashioned after the !
; example of the earlier Presidents, will do !
for the happiness and prosperity of the I
American People. !
TO THE WHIGS.
Bt loW we, give the Circular of the Ex-
rcutivtWhig Committee of both Houses
of Congress, 'together with that of the
Iocofoco Committee, which has been
spread,' wc are inTormed, all over this sec
tion of the -country, and; would recom
mend the advice given tojevery one. The
saggestlons which it Conthins are worthy
of con!sidcrati1i)n. The Locofocos have
gone tq'work in dead earnest, pressing in
to their service office-holders of every de
partment.' If the Whigsj desire success
! they must go to work too,- as they did
eight years ago. It ought to be a suffi
cicnt stimulus to the Whigs to know that
their opponents arc at -Work night and
4ay and that if documents containing
falsehoods of the basest kind, can do any
good they will accomplish it, for the whole
country! is literally floodco
V. . i nippiTr at? tttp. i
WHIG EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE j
' ! 1 OP THE
TWO HOUSES OF CONGRESS. !
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' ( Y APUINGTON, ;VU1IU1 uill, Ioi
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Sir:; The undersiene&J members of the I
AVhig ,Executive Commtyee iof the two j
Houses oi Congress, .respectfully invite j
J our attention to the subjoined circulars I
the first, dated on the.iUih of June, and
estly invite attention to the
1. Lct Rjough and Ready Clubs be form
ed immediately within the delivery of ev
ery Post Office of the United States. The
Club at the seat of Government of every
O. l ,'JllL l . 1.1" " . i r l. .1 It.. n I 1 . . . . n
oiaie snouiu oe uenominaiea me enirai i nurive, anu iur. Assistant .vost master
Club, to Nvjhich returns should be made of j General Brown, call for pecuniary assist
all the Git bs of the same State, with a ; ance to enable them to prosecute their en
list of officers and members, and of addi- ferprize. " Mone' is with thm the sin-
tions as they shall be made from time to : ews of war, and ar horde of jsubservient
time. ! ! office-holders and political dependents,
2. Immediately on the formation of any will doubtless be made to bleed freely in
Club, forward to this Committee, to the that regard. Whether our posjtion should
address of the Hon. Truman Smith, the I be forfeited by the liberality of jour friends,
names of he officers and members, and j we shall leave it to their sense of justice
of additions. as they shall ocgur, written ', to decide. Gen. Taylor has many times
in a legible hand, and designating the conquered with very inadequate means ;
Post Office, to the end that we may . sup- ; we believe he will do so now by the good
ply them with documents so far as may will of a great People, thougH this Com
be in our power. We invite our friends' mittee be left to struggle unaided, tosub
throughout the country to furnish us names sist, and as his soldiers often have done,
for the pia pose here indicated. on short rations. !
3. It should be the duty of each Club) The Life of Gen. Taylor, in JSnglislrand
to effect,! within its proper limits, a tho- j German ; also, speeches and iother politi
rough organization of the friend of Tay- ! CH1 matter, can be obtained of this Com
lor and Fillmore, to confirm.the doubtful mittee after the following rates:
and win tjver by " irrefragable facts and Publications of 32 pages, at $j 30 pr. 100
iriends to lay upon ben. laylors should- nothing more than describe
ers the whole burden of blame which the
Whigs attach to the Administration on ac
count of the Mexican war, originating, as
they believe it did, chiefly from that move
' ment of the army. The records of the
j country, which are the most reliable and
; legitimate authorities to determine a ques
; tion of this kind, indisputably and wholly
acquit Gen. Taylor of this charge, which
has been so repeatedly and strenuously
made against him. A more flimsy and
! preposterous charge was never elabora- enlargement of Executive p
ted. The onlv particle of evidence which ' maintaining tbe Constitut
, the Democrats can adduce in support of i of lhe lffWatfe department,
iif. is inn "v ni' Pttop tn thM Vf ticun. j uoso wno wciB iur c
I j m w a avs wawvtvs i.w ia a w
, partmenf, of the 4th October, 1815 and
the passsage in that letter which is relied
I1L V J l l V 0 1 in v i t f It
nart. ttf thf, eonntrv. ShnnW tho Whir uf'u" 13 "1C ,ollUH,,1B
at the North fraternize with the abolition- ' , " IF ,OUR GOVERNMENT," (mark
ists,that fact should be exposed at fvmP
South, to prevent them representing to 1 LING THE QUESTION 01 BOUN
the people that they are the onlv safe- i J1?5 lhe RIO GRANDE an UL-
crnnrl f hP ni.tiar int0r0c 1 of r0 I IMA I UM, I cannot doubt that the set-
w. ,v...... .i....., , ...-ui i.. r i . it Tk.:. J .
md papers showing the progress of the , v.i.uegreau) lacunaieu anu nas- ; "f '",
anvavs a.ul evrwvjintr tho ,a.,p nf th I lncd Dy our taking possession Ol one Or , epuuucan aumori y i
kot nistorr. is monocbats. and if v
v n u w a tr uiv I'VIIJIO wis VI uumu Ui, 4 a iua i v"
Now, there is nothing in this sentence
which can be properlyjconstrued into ab
solute advice from Gen. Taylor to the Sec
retary of War, to order a march to the
Rio Grande. That glorious old Chief on
ly tells the Secretary that if the Govern- ! cordinc to the forms and nrinc;
menu onjeci is 10 mane me Kio uranac stitution, on the one hand, ar. ;
tbe boundary, then he does not doubt, &c. xoxocrats tricked out in the il:
U there not a condition preceding the ex- 1 cracy, but by their doctrines nr. I
pression of his opinion, in which the jeeting every thing to tie will ;
strength of the opinion entirely lies ? He ' one max. The issue bctwprn t
did notsay to the Administration, - I re- ; emphatically joined in the Prt
commend a march to the Rio Grande" ' no ' 10 decided, and' let rr
Knr V Miitinniili- lv;,0i.r caM if ! wishes to be considered a II 1 1
canvass, and exposing the course, of tlie
Whigs in dilferent sections of the Union,
should be directed to Henry S. Foote, at
should be sent. Relying on your faithful
co-operatjon in our common cause,
We have the honor to be, very
respectfully, your ob't servants,
II. S. FOOTE.
W. J. BROWN.
JacIksox Hall, Washington City,
July 14, 1818.
rn i t .1 Tv - 1 . . r
Tn mmoliisinn ,,ro ,;n nm;A u.,f ' A ne j acKson iemocrauc Association 01
m conclusion, we will remind you that c XXT , . . c ..
"if o , T7 . TVf r ! the City of Washington, cheerfully, co-
iiAi. ucuaiui x uuic, iur. vyotuiiiissioner , .. vr . 1 r
monocrat, as he dravrs hit
Federalist of that day ; he
We invite earnest attention t
From tie &jnt?'ri.'
Mr. Rires said the original 1"
j ties in this country was found '
question of Executive power, .
to Tarious passages in Mr. Jr:.
. to prove it. The party orr
powers 01 lae oorernmeni r.
bands of the President, Mr. Jt :.
ed, as will be seen in varices ;
lished correspondence, by the :
significant name of monocrcts,
the one man power.
We have the aame parties :
to tell those who call themsclu
are the advocates of the cm:
things lij their right namr;
our party nomenclature, and I.
name of Democrat must be r
more appropriate and descrijsiv
crat. Nov, as in the infancy
institutions, the struggle is 1 .!
cans, the true friend of populnr
intend to do a certain thing, I do not doubt
that your intention will be much more
easily carried out by this movement of the
operating with the National Democratic
' Committee, in the objects specified in the army. We are now prepared to make
foregoing circular, invite every Democrat the movement should it be your pleasure
in our broad Union, to co operate with , to order it. This is the fair interpretation
; them in every honorable exertion to in- to be put upon the portion of General Tay
j sure the triumph of Democratic pfinci- lor's letter which we have quoted; it ad
j pies in the next Presidential election. I miti no other that is reasonable. But, al
j To enable this association the more ef- j though this is enough to'clear Gen. Tay
fectually to meet all demands that may : lor's skirts of all inculpation like that
be made upon it, a larger pecuniary fund which has been so industriously sought to
than the Association can command, with- be fastened upon him by the Democrats,
out aid from abroad, will be absolutely ne- yet the same letter of tho 4th October,
ces.sary. w e hope our mends inthesev- 1W 15, contains stronger evidence in his la
eral States, to whom this circular will be
addressed, will make remittance from
; time to time, of such sums as they may
Maj. B. B. French, the Treasurer of
the National Committee, is also a mem
; ber of the Executive Committee of the
Jackson Democratic Association, and any
t a 1 . a
t vor lor he atterwards distinctly says in
that letter : " I do not feci myself at liberty,
under my instructions, particularly those
of July 8, to make a FORWARD MOVE
MENT to the RIO GRANDE. WITH
' OUT AUTHORITY FROM THE WAR
! DEPARTMENT." Let the people read
' and iudire for themselves. But this is not
monocrat, make his choice.
And here, Mr. It. said, he v,
old friends of the so called D
for the mass of whom he enter!
aflfection and respect, lhatlhc tc r
a party denomination, is of V( r
suspicious introduction amnn s
Dominion. He, would defy m .
him a passage in the writings ;
or Mr. Madison, in which either
men applied to themiclrrs cr
friends, the name of demoer:..
republicans, and so invariably c . "
and their political associate f.
democrat, to whatever extent it r
vailed elsewhere, was never r.n
party designation among us of V i
till it was brought in as a part
clap trap ol tan ljurrntsm, tn .
renism, of which all Virgini.it. s
are now heartily sick, let it fro
us who are in heart and princi;
may well be content to be kn
ored name which our father wvi
argumerit$" all who sincerely desire the ;
true welfalre of the country, and who are j
disposed o do right, when properly in-;
formed asjto the path of duty. J
4. They! should be particular in attend- i
ing to the circulation of" the documents," j
sketches iof the life, character, and public
services 6fj General Taylor, good speeches
on important topics, and well written es
says and! tracts should pass. rapidly from
hand to hand, and thus one publication
can be rh de to answer the purpose of
5. 1 hey should keep a sharp look-out
for the Postmasters, some of whom may
intercept the light intended for the people,
f .1 1 :
so iar as iney can wun impunuy. inquire
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T. BUTLER KING,
C. B. SMITH, !
WM. B. PRESTON,
C. S. MOREIIE AD.
D. S. GREGORY.
money that our Democratic friends may all, Mr. Meade said, if we mistake not,
be disposed to give, for the purpose of dif- that the Administration Jol lowed tho ad-
doubtlessj now distributing all over the
Pinion: The circular of the 21th of June
U signed by the Hon. H.,5. Foote, a Sen
ator of I the United States frdm the State
Qf Mississippi, Hon. Edmund Burke, Com
missioiUr of the Patent Office, and W. J.
Ilrnvvn , T'.n . Oml A ijistftnt Postmaster
Brown, Esq., 2nd Assistant Postmaster
Generab In these signatures, the friends
The following is the precious document ;
with which the country has been flooded,
and which has called forth the above ap
peal of the Whig Executive1 Committee
at Washington. Arc the people of the j
United States willing to let these Office
fusing political information from this po
litical central point of the Union, in fur
therance of the great cause iu which we
are all engaged, may be enclosed to him.
J. D. HOOVER,
B. B. FRENCH,
L. S. ROBEY,
LUND WASHINGTON, Jr.
GEO. W. PHILLIPS,
B. F. BROWN,
JOHN E. NORRIS.
Z. W. McKxew, Cor. Sec.
We are enabled by Mr. Ki.
following reference to Mr. Jf C
in support of the statement inu '
In vol. 4th ol his writing?, r
vice, and thereupon he built up an appa
rently- verv nrettv arrument to show the
rema'rkable inconsistency of the Whigs ! inS of ihr party division which
r 1 c 1. the Constitution was nut into r:
lor uenouncing me numimsiraiion iur uo
ing what Gen. Taylor advised, and, at the
same time, supporting Gen. Taylor. There
is no small dilference between Mr. Meade
and the Richmond Enquirer upon this
point, for that journal, on the 28th Aug
ust, said (strangely enough, considering
that he is laboring to convict Gen, Taylor
of havine advised the movement to the
the Constitution was put into
44 Here then was the real
position made to the course 'cf t'
tion. Its object was lo prerr,
lure pure and independent r f t:
restrain the Administration to r
and principles, and not permit 1!
to be construed into a mnmr
warped iu practice into all th -
pollutions of their iavorite I;
t a a ..a . T"i
lhe other, on the 13th of July last, which I your.neigtinors at me respective Holders dictate to them who shall be their
T . . - .fill -1. .1 Af. ' iL . l l m nt H iil-t
the opponents of Taylor and Fillmore are, y11": xl" Ciire
not concerted into waste paper. If any
Postmaster is guilty of an abuse, instant
ly inforrh this Committee, to the end that
the proper representations may be made
to the Pbsjtmastcr General.
G. Let them not underrate the impor
tance of the elections, whether State or
! a a a 11 . 1
r.f u i u i 1.,: .nnohnnt tK municipaik which shall intervene Detween
countryi may recognize the fact that the j lhls and ?Sovember, as every result ad-
existing Administration, in all tbe various
departments of the Govejrnmerit have en
tcred, actually, into; the present political
campaign, and relying oil an immense ar
ray of subservient otjkvais; they hope to
bear down all oppos'ujjih, and to defeat
5 very1 hope indulged by the people of ob
taining relief from the many evils which
now embarrass the country. In further
Mice of thesq ends, ihe'tfprofes to fel all
the confidenceJn the success of their' ef
forts which was displayed by the General
J ho was permitted to )ass freely? . into
exico. on tbe celebrated lield ol liuena
, h must be admitted that the foes
verse to the wishes ol our mends will be
heralded as evidence of the weakness of
General Taylor, and as boding the ulti
miUe defeat df the Republican cause.
7. Counteract the thousand-and-one ru
mors thai will be put in circulation by
false ami unscrupulous men, casting im
putation's on our worthy and truly excel
lent candidates, or in some form importing
disadvantage to our cause.
rulers? If so, let them do as they have
advised, and close their eyes! to the cor
ruption now carried on, and the innova
tions which have been made upon the
Constition by the party now in power :
Washington City, June 21, 1S49.
Sir : The undersigned were designated
by the National Democratic Committee at
the Baltimore Convention, to serve as an
Executive Committee at Washington, to
SKIES BRIGHT! COMING RIGHT!
We trust that our venerable neighbor
who presides over the Executive organ
(says the National Itelligencer) will take
no exceptions to our echoing one of the
well-remembered exclamations, (now ad-
Rio Grande, and of being, therefore, res- was this an opposition to Get.
ponsible for its consequences.) that 44 the He was true to the republican c
Government did sot follow out the bug- 'o him, etc."
gestiox of Gen. Taylor, until they had re- 1 Again, under date of lit. O
ceived THREE MONTHS AFTER- pressing his apprchensioni f t
WARDS, in January, 1840. official infor- , Ceneral Hamilton policy, ! ?
mation of the REJECTION of MR. SLI- 44 If the equilibrium of tie t!
DELL. AND THE RUPTURE Or ALL Legislature. Liecutive and J
EFFORTS AT NEGOTIATION P Even,
then, admitting, for argument sake, that
Tavlor did advise the march to the
a J tr
preserved, 11 ine L.egilati
INDEPENDENT, I should never 1
such a government, but I co ! !
easy when I saw that tbe Y.
SWALLOWED TP THE L.LUI L V
Rio Grande, in his letter of the 4th Octo-
opted by our Albany contemporary.) as hert isiG, yet his advice, according to tbe , VoJ 4 .470-1
being better fitted than any other that we Enquirer, was not followed until a new p 0 '
can think of to convey to our readers our CrtUse of war was found in the rejectton
own impresssion of the present aspect of 0( the American Minister by the Mexican
-the nolitical horizon. ( iovernment. This insult civen, three
In a letter to Mr. A!an,
June, 1813, be says 44 We 1
ties, each wishing to gie tl
hft within their latelv obscured the prospect, light has
niu uj ouv-ii iiii """ "- . j . -
reach, the efforts of their friends in other a sudden burst forth from darkness, and
parts of the Union, in . the pending Presi- spread all around its cheering rays, n he
denttal canvass. ! casual excitement in the city ol Albany
From the information already received a few days ago has brought out the W hig
In the Empire State, where clouds but months after the date of Gen. Taylor s let
difterent direction : the en-; 1
THE MOST POPULAR BRANCH, .
PERMANENT BRANCHES, an !
st m if
permanence, uere you an 11
and as we had I
much nains cannot be taken to , tion of the Union, which theyi wil render
. .it.. . .T . . . . 1 rr . 1 ' 1 ,U.
explain' tb our friends the character anu more euective ana miscnievous uy it uw
conse-que.6ces ot the ettorts now raaKing, rougn organizaiion, ic
both at tfin North and South. tc foment designs and movements
sectional fiealousics and antipathies. At 1 upon the Democratic party to be equally
m I1TI m. I
;n .1,;, ifUin tht the. leaders sentiment, roused the wnigs inemseives
of the Federal or Whig party will resort from meir late apparent torpor, and inspi- ; 8
to an extensive system of raisrenresenta- red them with a new sense ot the duty j
tipn, adapted in the details to every sec- which they owe to the country, to tnem- ;
selves, anu 10 mo
From other quarters! of the country we
ter, was, by the Lnquirers version, me
provocation which determined the Gov
eminent to order the march to the Rio
Grande and, therefore, according toeve- many others on the publictl
ry rule of fair construction Gen. Taylor's were therefore more familiar
advice, if it had been actually civen, as , men. the party which coniJ
tated. had nothing to do with the matter. . mg wun inem piacea your r -
i ct. Int. ino nert iur ine srao
j Vol. 4 page 202. " I
letter to General
Harrison W. CWgion, senator elect from gpMnS of the then ex
schievons by a Iho- All ' tfc. coun.i ofRichmona .nd Rote..n. died in 4 in Ae.ica.uni. r ,
party ib be equally I is corning right, and the unanimous voice nmS the 8th nut. anai oJ. W j