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Keep a checs cks all tocb
J ,Tis KoruE.rniL 22, 18-18.
DEAR SjH--My opinions have so ofjen lieen iniscori-
rt'ivea and misrepresented, m-n ...o.n,
niv frienda. to ninkea brut exposition ol them
ipon the .topics to which you have" called my attention.
I havr 'conHentcd t me use or my name 09 a candi
dal? or libe lVhidency. 1 have frankly avowed my chs-
tiust of niy filli'ss for tins high station; ; but having, at
,r solicitation oi many oi my countirymen, taKen jny
j '...-11 . ' 1 I Y I ! ' i
UKn us a canmuaie, i uo not leel at liberty to sur
Do Tins, and Liberty is safe."
Gen' I. Harrison.
VOLUME V. XUilfeER 21.
SALISBURY, N. C, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1848.
common to ua all. ItVould have been unjust in itself,
and it wa.s repugnant id my feelings as i was to my du
ty. I wanted unity in the army, and forbore any act
that might sow the seeds of distrust and discord in its
ranks. I have not my letters written at the time before
me, but they are all of one import, and in conformity
with the views herein expressed.
Meanwhile" I was solicited by my personal 'friends and
by strangers, by Whigs and Democrats, to consent to
become a candidate'. I was nominated by the people in
rr rider, thitt position until niy friend minif'-st a wish rhat i primary assemblies by Whig3, Democrats and Natives,
I liould retire! from it. I wihl then mist dadly do so
I have no private purnoes to acf)m;!th, no p irty pro
ject to biii hi 0(, no ejtemie to p-iinih nothing tosevc
! but my country. .
1 nave.ueen very mien mrureswu "y leuer, anu iuy
i jftnions nave Peen n-ked upon sjitnopj every question
ir.nt migjit ocijnr to the writers, ns afli-j-tiny the interests
fj th'ir country or their party. 1 have not always re-
Kponded lo thene inquiries for various, y-asons.
I confess, while 1 have great cardinal principles which
will regulate my political life, I nm nt sulTiriently fa
miliar W th all the minute detniN of political let'islation,
tivgiyc lemr pledges to cirry out this or defeat that
inr.nure. I hold no concealment. ' I 'hold no opinions
hich I would not readily proclaim rjo my assembled
.ountrynien : but crude impression ueon matters of po-
icy, whirli may b riglil to-day and xtron to-morrow,
lare peril p noi me Ufsl tests oi litneti tor olhce. Une
I who cannot , tf trusted without pledge, cannot be cuufi-
iled in trjerely1 on account of them. !
I will jbrocctd, however, now to region J to your
.jtiiriei ; j
f r- I rnterate what I have soofien aid. I am
IH'kiiT .If t.itji.l t ls.ili.l tift l.i ttu .n.n.n P ..(.i , I jA ..r
.! I I I f
in rty.;i. i wouui emieavor to net iiiiii pendeiu oj party
l.lominitlon. II rlmuld feel bound to tAlmnjier the firo- I
kcrnmcift uiitrniniiH lied by any party Mlhemes. ,
Sftoiul Tlie Veto power. The power Jnven by the
'Constitution to tin Kxeculive to inteiipose his veto, is a I
ilHh coflwervtive piwer ; lut in my apiiiioii should ne-
IveM' cxercnej except m cases of clar violation of the
(onMttiy ion, pt munifest haste and "'Want of considera
tion by CongrefH. Indeed have tjjoiulit rliat for ma
ny ycarl naslt tlie known opinions and wishes of tlreKx
rcutive liavfl exercised an undue and Injurious influence !
upon Hit leilniive Uepartinent ol jtlie i.ovei nniunt ;
and for his .cause I have thought our sjystein was in clan- '
jrer of undergoing a great change from its theory. The
iTonuI opiiiiotm of the individual wiio has happened to
ecupy-khe Kxecnlfve Chair, ought noi to control the no
tion of Lougnras upuyiiettions of doneftic policy ; nor
ought Ins objections to le interposed Where rinestions of
ronntitulional jmwer have Iwen fettliil by the various
Prpartineuta of Goveriiiuent, and ucciuiesced in by the
people, ji 1 - j " "
,Tir Upon the subject of the lairifT, the Currency,
the improvctnentof our great highway, rivers, lakes, and
harbrsj the vj-ill of the people us expressed through their
reprewnta-tive in Congress, ought: to (be respected and
carried !oul by the Executive. f -
Fourth The Mexican War. I tlncerely reioiee at
llie prospect 6f ieace. My life hnsi been devoted to
nrms, ypf J look upon .war at all timvf and under all cir-
cumstirtre, as a national calamity trtje avoided if com-
jjauble -with the national honor. The principles of our
government, 'as well as itd true policy, are opposed . to
tlie subjugHtioh of other nations and ttir dismemberment
of othet-countries by conquest. In tie language of the
great Washington, " Why sh'iul,! we; quit our own to
I sland oit foreign ground I" In die Mexican war our na.
rional honor has been vindicated ; an in dictating terms
f peacf ve (nay well ufiqrd to be forbearing and mag-
ninimoHta to n fcillen foe. i j
are my opinions on the subjects referred to by
that because the King withheld his consent
from laws wholesome and necessary, they, as
Whigs, would no'longer consent to be govern
ed by him. What is CJen. Taylor's position
upon this question this Whig principle ? Is
he not a Whig ? Does he not say that the peo
ple by their representatives must make the laws,
and he, if elected, will execute them ? What
do the Whigs want of a President ? I suppose
you want a President ? I suppose you want a
President to act under the constitution ; to re-
J say it in sincerity and truth that a part of the induce- ' commend to Congress measures he may deem
mem io my consent was ine nope uiai ny going into me
canvass i: would be conducted with candor if not with
kindness. It has been no fault of mine that this antici
jjpff ion has proved a vain one.
After I permitted myself to be announced for the Pre
sidency, under the circumstances above noticed, I ac
cepted nomination after nomination in the spirit in which
they were tendered. They were made irrespective of
; parties, and so acknowledged. No one who joined in
those nominations could have been deceived as to niy po-i
I litical views. From the beginning till now I have de-
II 1 (- tITI II
ciareu niyseit to be a wing on ail proper occasions. '
in separate and mixed meetings. I resisted them all
and continued to do so till led to believe that my oppo
sition was assuming the aspect of a defiance of the pop
ular wishes. I yielded only when it looked like pre
sumption to resist longer, and even then I should not
have done so had not the nomination been presented to
me in a form unlikely to awaken acrimony or reproduce
the bitterness of feeling which attends popular elections.
was the principle brought across the water by WITH GREAT BRITAIN, without daring to Sucb had been the violence of pnrty
the Pifgrims ; and our fathers in '76 declared j name the pretext. This day has been the most struggles during our lnte presidential elcc-
humjliming of my Senatorial life. I have felt , tjonSf that the acceptnnce of a nomination
for the American Senate, when I hare seen a , under tho rigorous interpretations given
senator in error and endeavoring to KLLr tn u r,ki;rri;.ic, r ',i-1.
thp nrnni iv r nnro . .v. t ' lo lne onlgMiods of n candidate presen-
1 Hb PEOPLE IN ERROR, even at the risk . t. ,i i,- ... , J t
of wad u j . j .ii- I lc" to the public with a formulary of po
ol w All, by endeavoring to do away the plain j:.- i i , . 1 .
woids of a freaty-by garbling and mutiliiing ,t,Cfll Vphs, was equivalent almost
scraps of speeches of another Senator-wheS 1 '? "claratton of uncompromising enmi
the great peace was one of peace and honor ! l-V to who d,Jtnot subscribe to its ten
of the Country, in the presence of which every i ct- 1 was "nu''"nS to hazard the effect
selfish feeling should have stood abashed and ! 's"ch relationsbip towards any of the
rebuked." From Mr. Benton's speech in Sen- ! soldiers under my command when in-front
ale, June 1846. ! of any enemy common to us all. It would
"The hearts of the People must be prepared liave bcen unjust in itself, and it was as
for WAR." That is, the People must be taught i repugnant to my, own feelings as it was
to lore WAR. Levis Cass. I to myluty.
necessary ; to recommend appointments to office;
and to stop there, Idling the law-making pow.
er created by the constitution do its duty within
the boundaries marked out by that instrument.
Is this so? Well this is ihe position occupied
by General Taylor. Like you, my brother
Whigs, I wanted to know, when Gen. Taylor
became the candidate, his. opinion ; I wanted
With tins distinct avowal published to the world, I did Jiol Ins pledges : I wanted to know his opinions rrnA cu,.. .: . . i i
n ; not Hunk that f'had a right to repel nominations front innn J". ; .... U ,L ? ande S avery rr noa,f-nnt only be
any reportsror publutions, jwritten or verbal,
from any aource, differing in any essential particular from
wlnt id here wriitcn, are unauthorized' and untrue.
1 do not know that I shall again" wiritc upon the sub
ject of (niional politics. I shall engffc'.' in no schemes,
mi coiij'rtnalioiis no intrigues. li t! i Americam people
iiavr nn connnrtice in ine, iiu-v oiigiM not io give me
ftieir fiifl'races. If they do not, vod know me well
I am tsVif oldi a Holdier to inuninir ag;(int suchiiih au-
a believe aw, when I (Wlo.rej I hall be content.
Tt Cipt;J.K Allison
Of.ricr. or tik IVu i ne,
AVir (h leaps, Si jit. G.
jiGKN ERA L T.VY jp.R.
The.following letter has been prepared by
Cen. - Baylor to correct atiy misconception which
mighj possibly bo produced byjthc recent pub
lication ol extracts Irom h:s private correspond.
encei and the appearance over.his signature of
replies to unigle and detached jiestions relative
to hi s) position beforo the public. The letter -is
a connected nahativc of the series of circtim.
itanqci which resulted in hi. becoming a can
dlJatf. It presents, in a compact form, all the
malterf bearing upon tho subject, and exhibits
CJen.j Taylor in his prtfper character true to
biwnelf, to hii friend., and to his country.
'- i. .
j Kast Tas( juiori.A, Sett. 4.
Drr S r On the day of Mipjy- last, I addressed
you ailnttrr explaining my views in (regard to various
tiiiur pf public policy, lest my felow-citi.tns might
be nuledi by -the many contradictory and conflicting
tleif f)t in. TetM"ct to them whfch appeared in the
J"tirtiitlii off ill day and were circulated throughout the
foHWfyj I now find myself miiepri'seiited and misun
tVwituol snort anotlicr point, of such importance td mv-
"flf prstially, if" not to the country in t large, as to claim
lrin fii a catiilal and connected exposition ot njy rela
tions o llid public in regard lo the pfcndmg rrcsuiential
lHi ! ' ' -
political opponent's any more than I had a right to refuse
the vote of a Democrat at the poll ; ind I proclaimed it
abroad that I should not reject the ptoflered support of
any body of my fellov:citizens. Tls was my position
when in November lam I returned to the United StatesJ;
long before either of the great divisions of the people had
held a national convention, and when it. was thought
doubtful if one of them would hold any.
Matters s'ood in this attitude till spring, when there
were so many statements in circulation concerning my
views upon questions of national policy, that I felt con-f
strained to correct the errors into which the public mind
was falling by a more explicit enunciation of principles,
which I did in my letter to you in April last. That let
ter, and the facts which I have detailed as briefly aa a
proper understanding of them would permit, developed
my whole position in relation to the Presidency, at the
(The Democratic Convention met in May, and corm
posed their ticket to suit them. This they had a right
to djO. The National Whig Convention met in June,
and selected me -ns their candidate. I accepted the
nomination with gratitude and with prfde. I was proud
of the confidence of such a body of men representing
such a constituency a9 the Whig party of the United
States, a manifestation Hie more grateful because it, was
not cumbered with exactions incompatible with the dig
nity of the presidential office, and the responsibilities of
its incumbent to the whole people of the nation. And
I may add, that these emotions were increased by asso
ciating my name with that of the distinguished citizen
of New York, whose acknowledged abilities and sound
conservative opinions might have justly entitled them to
the first place on the ticket.
The convention adopted me as it found me a Whig
decided but not ultra in my opinions; and I would be
without excuse if I were to shift the relationships which
subsisted at the time. They took me with the declara
tion of principles I had published to the world, and 1
would be without defence if I were to say or do anything
to impair the force of that .declaration.
1 have said that I would accept a nomination from
Democrats ; but in so doing I would not abate one jot or
tittle of my opinions as written down. Such a nominar
tion, ns indicating a coincidence of opinion on the part
of those making it, should not be regarded with disfavor
by those who tfTihk with me ; as a compliment personal
to myself, it should not be expected that I would repulse
them with insult. I shall not modify my views to entice
them to my side ; I shall not reject their aid when they
join my friends voluntarily.
I have said I was not a party candidate, nor am I in
that straightened and sectarian sense which would pre
vent my being the President of the whole people, in case
of my election. . I did not regard myself as one before
the convention met, and that body did not seek to make
me different from what I was. They did nor fetter me
down to a series of pledges which were to be an iron
rule of action in all, and in despite of all, the contingen
cies that might arise in the course of the Presidential
term. 1 am not engaged to lay violent hands indiscrim
inately upon public ollicers good or bad, who may difler
in opinion with me. I atri not expected to force Con
gress, by the coercion of the veto, to pass laws to suit me
or pass none. This is what I mean by not being a par
ty candidate. And I understand this is good Whig doc
trine I would not be a partizan President and hence
should not be a party candidate in the sense that would
make one. This is the sum and substance of my mean
ing, and this is the purport of the .facts and circumstan
ces attending my nomination, when considered in their
connection with, and dependence upon, one another.
I refer all persons, who are anxious on the subject, to
this statement for the .proper understanding of my posi
tion towards the Presidency and the people. If it is not
intelligible, I cannot make it so, and shall cease to at
tempt it . -
In taking leave of the subject, I have only to add that
my two letters to you embrace all the topics 1 design to
speak of pending this canvass. If I am elected, I shall
do all that an honest zeal may eflect to cement the bonds
of our Union and establish ihe happiness of my country
men upon an enduring basis. Z. TAYLOR.
To Capt J. S. Allison.
upon vetoes ; lor, wmie tne people rule, our
Constitution and our Government are safe
against corruption, money, and power; not
even the powers of darkness can overthrow
them. We have his opinions we may thank
ihe Democrats for that their published false
hoods drew tliem out and those opinions arc
such as the Whigs have entertained from the
time of Hampden till the present day. "But,
says some brother Whig, Gen. Taylor is no
politician he never made any stump speeches !
No : but he is equal to every emergency where
ver placed ; and tho plain, honest-headed old
soldier will not be found wanting in judgment
even in the WThite House, where he takes up
his residence on the 5th of iext March.
-WAR with England is INEVITABLE." j How plain and simple is this statement !
Cass speech for the 'whole of Oregon or none.' Iow just and elevated and patriotic are
ICT" Should we acquire territory beyond the ; the sentiments it expresses ! Yet this vc
Kio Grande and cast of the Rocky Mountains , ' .
it is still more impossible that a majority of! r' passage, has been seized upon and made
the people would consent to re establish slavery. , the foundation of a calumny so monstrous
They are themselves a colored population, and ; that no subsequent restriction of it can do
among them the NEGRO does not belonn so- ' -.u u r i . .u 4
n r n , .. r,. away with the foul intustice that now
i-i.tiijr i o an interior race, oeyona tne mo j
niiiiKs us utterance.
This miserable system of detraction,
it is forbidden by law, but because the colored
race preponderates in the raiio of ten to one
over the tthites ; and holding as I hey do the go
vernment and most of the Offices in their pos
session, THEY WILL NOT PERMIT THE
ENSLAVEMENT OF ANY PORTION OF
THE COLORED RACE." Cass' Letter to
which so often imparts a disgusting char
acteristic to party contests, as though
men when they became partizans discov
ered some new code of truth and honor,
is so ill-suited to the calm temper of the
public at this time that it may be remar
ked unnn and rrnn!Pil with :nm r.rnh?.
(One word as to this last 1 sentiment :' ! k;i;.. f ,ii,rr roenlt It ;
j Willi j V I CUIUIUI j O U I I A V IO IIV 1 1 ,
aud what we wish to say is this: Although Cass , thing to find Gen. Taylor denounced in
was, but a short lime ago, the warm advocate i the columns of the Union for statements
of the Wrilmot Proviso, and then, in anticipa- ! and opinions which that paper has made
tion of being a candidate for the Presidency, ad expressed for him, not only without
wrote a letter to Nicholson, (the same from warrant from any declaration of his, bet
which wc extract the above,) in which he says. wit!a most deliberate peryersien of his
with the manifest view of getting support in the 1T ij . 4u- i.
o . o rr I n inn wrmlrl ctnn thiv nrn rt i fo if mmhl
From the Mobile Ad.-.
KEEP IT. BEFORE Till;
There are a few FACTS
inclined to aid in Kef; ; ,
pEorLE. Among them arc :
It it bs remembered T
official recognition of the Y
was made by James K. V
signed the Oregon bill, in !;
of his recent solemn proniiv
to the JSouin.
w it be remembered T
Cass has repeatrdly drclar.
favor of tho Wilmot V
pretended to abandon it 1.;
plan by which the furthrr
slavery could be prevented :
as by the Wilmot proviso. I '
stand recorded in favor r f i
proviso, and to this day, no: c
he ever uttered in opposition t
I jet it be remembered TL i
lature of Michigan, which nc
for the Presidency, passed ;
Wilmot Proviso resolutions,
interlined by himself, lo man
ger and more stringent, and v
a Senator, laid before the I ( '
was a member. Among li.i;
following : j
Rcsd vedt Th at wh e n c v c r i
mcntofthe United States y.
any territory by conquest, ct
chase, in which slavery shall :
exist at the time of such cond
or purchase, it would be rc; u :
moral sense vf this nation, an
of the clearest duty of Cong re .
t!yc institution of slavery, in c:
bi introduced thertin.
Ijct it be remembered That i
phlet upon the right of search, .
said : We arc no slaveholder,
ver have been. We never sha!:
deprecate its existence in
pray for its abolition cveiyicicn .
Ijct it be remembered That no
vote for Wm. O. Butler, for Vice 1
without voting lor LEWIS CA
Northern ABOLITIONIST, for t!
er ollice of President.
A CANDID OPINION.
The following, from the pen of the Editor of
the Union, in May, 1846, before Gen. Taylor
was thought of for the Presidency, will show
the real opinion of Father Ritchie, and how
little reliance is to be placed upon efforts from
the same quarter to disparage the Old Hero:
' The Pen icorlhy of the Sicord. Nothing
can be more happy, appropriate, modest, yet
dignified, than the despatches from Gen. Tay
lor. They are worthy of the man and of the
occasion which has called them forth. We
thoroughly agree with the compliment that the
New Orleans Courier pays to the general order
of Gen. Taylor giving thanks to his troops
for their bravery and good conduct."
" The American reader will remark with
pride and pleasure the striking contrast it ex
hibits to the bold, tedious, extravagant, vain
glorious productions of the Mexican General.
The neatness of the style is admirable not a
word too much or in the wronu place all in
fine keeping with theenergy and decision wilh
which his military operations are conducted."
Of May 30, 1946.
be none the less efficient in promoting the
cause of Cass and Butler to say nothing
of the cause of morality. Bait. Amer.
South.) that ho ' believes his opinion is under
going (not that it has undergone!) a change,"
in regard to the Wilmot Proviso: and although
he has, subsequent to this letter, been nomina
ted for the Presidency accepted the nomina
tion and approved the " rope of sand " called
the "democratic Platform," which disapproves
of the Wilmot pr6viso ; yet, he never has said
and will not dare to say that his mind has
"changed," or that he i opposud to the Wil
mot Proviso. Judge Wood, a democrat, in be
half cf a large gathering of the people of Ohio,
assembled to hear Cass, told him that it was ! est possible reasons exist for the belief
rumored that he Gen. C was opposed to the that Gen. Taylor will obtain an overwhelm
Wilmot Proviso and Internal Improvements, f ming majority. In 1810, New Orleans
that the people had then assembled to hear him i gave Gen. Harrison Cio majority ; in 1911.
she gave 41 1 to Henry Clay. We do not
; think that, under any possible contingen
i cy, the majority for Gen. Taylor will fall
j below that of Harrison in 1810, and we
! have well founded hopes that it will ex-
THE PROSPECT IN LOUISIANA.
The distent reader may desire to know
something of the progress of the good
cause in the "Sugar State." We can as
sure our friends that every thing looks
bright and cheering. So far as the city
of New Nrleans is concerned) the strong-
CORWIN UPON TAYLOR.
At a meeting of some two thousand of the
Sovereign People, held in Green county, Ohio,
on the 30th ultimo, after a sound speech from
Hon. John Woods, in favor of the WThig can
didates for the highest offices in the General
Thr iitlmoM incenuit-v has been expended upon seve
ral Kltrp and detached sentences of letters, which have j
frrenjlyj Ippcnred over my signature!, tifsliow that I oc- i
uPy fcti euuivwal attitude toward the various pai ties in
fo wine the people, are divided, an. especially towards ; r.nvnrnmPnf Mr. Senator Corwin Tom Cor. ,U o i;t.;.r 1
the Wh nartv a represented bv the National Conven- - ' - ; u.,. aj ... h-j
" ; Ill"
wm,4is tne people ionaiy can nim toois tne
Read ! R ead ! !
" My God I If England wanrs Texas, let her
have it ; wo don't." Thus spake Lewis Cass
in 1844, to C. K. Green, (who testifies to the
facf,) when the question of annexation was first
' I am in favor of leaving to the people the
Indians, Mulattoes, Negroes and Abolitionists
of the Mexican Territory, for instance, where
slavery s and has always been prohibited, of
any Territory which may be hereafter acquired,
the right to regulate it for themselves." Gen.
Cass in his NicJwlson letter. Monstrous doc
trine this! Ask Mr. Venable if it isn't.
" J AM NO SLAVEHOLDER I NEV.
ER HAVE BEEN. I NEVER SHALL
BE. I DEPRECATE ITS EXISTENCE
IN PRINCIPLE, AND PRAY FOR ITS
ABOLITION eveky WHERE." Lewis
Cass' pamphlet on the Right of Search.
" GEN'L. CASS IS A BETTER FREE
SOIL MAN THAN MARTIN VAN BU
REN.Cleave.land (Ohio) Plaindealer, the
organ of the Ohio Democracy, and whose Ed
itor has eat, slept, and drank with Lewis Cass
oficn indeed the Editor thinks that he knows
Mr. Cass and his opinions a " leetle " better
refute these slander?,' and insisted oti his an
swer : Cass' only reply was, "The noise and
confusion is so great that I could not be iieari !"
This was soon after he had been nominated.
But, grant that he would veto ihe Proviso the
true secret to such a veto would be found in the
above sentiment to wit : There is no danger
of slavery crossing the Rio Grande, so long as
the people of that territory are " left to regu
late their own internal concerns" lo say
whether slavery shall or shall not exist
WHY ? Cass tells you why. Tho Abolition
ists don't care about the " proviso " don't care
if it is vetoed so long as you agree wilh Cas3,
that the subject must be left to the decision of
the "colored race!" Leave it to the people of
this Mexican territory as Cass proposes and
the vilest Abolitionists will thank you slave-
ry will never "cross the Rio Grande" and
Abolitionists ask no more. Millon Chronicle.
GEN. TAYLOR'S SECOND ALLISON
This document, so manly in its tone, so
explicit in its declarations, is already made
the subject of misrepresentation. It is
curious to observe the malign ingenuity
on the one hand, and the unblushing ef
frontery on the other, by which the best
and noblest sentiments are sometimes dis
torted or falsified under the unhappy influ-
cced it. The Locofocos concede us from
i three to five hundred in the city ; the Whigs
claim two thousand. It will be nearer
the Whig than the Democratic estimate.
The city is a process of thorough organi
zation, and our friends are fully aroused.
The cause of Taylor and Fillmore is mo
ving steadily onward. Every day adds
fresh converts to our ranks, and if the
canvass continues in the same spirit, we
have no hesitation in saying that New
Orleans will be the banner city of the Un
ion. From the count ry, cur advices arc eqal
ly gratifying. The contest in the interior
of the State is marked by great anima
tion and excitement. The leading cham
pions of both sides have taken active parts
in the canvass, and are 'stumping it' dili
gently. Vie have before us a mass of
letters embracing a correspondence from
fully three fourths of the Parishes. The
tone of these letters is uniformly confident
and cheering. The enemy may boast and
ence of party rancor.
The official paper says of Gen. Taylor's ' brag as they please, but we know that in
second letter to Capt. Allison that it " op- 1 almost evcrv Parish in Louisiana the
LOCOFOCO PREDICTIO: .
The Union, true to the I brag
doptcd by the Enquirer ini10, has : 1
commenced to brag, boast and I
in regard to the Presidential elect!
As an evidence of how little rcll .
to be placed upon its calculation, i ;
ly necessary to refer to the Kncju'.;
September 22, ?10. which thus nc.v
to the election then pending Mr.
Buren will certainly get fhe vote cf '
York, and he must be elected cr!
is in danger. New York is so cert .;
him, that the man is aJmrkt consul ri
fool who doubts it. Wej claim f r
Ynn Buren, Pennsylvania, Marl
Georgia, Mississippi, and for aru::
sake, regard as doubtful, Maine,
York.t Ihio, Tennessee, New Jersey, N
Carolina, Louisiana and Michigan.
the Whigs bluster, brag and boast, a s t
i may, Mr. Van Buren is destined to 1
j lected. Gen. Harrison cannot bc c:
of more than CO votes." 1
Those, therejpre, who in "maklt
their betting Bdbkw rely ofon the n
sentations of the LTnion, rhay! leara ;
the above, what reliance Is to be !
upon its prediction, erery one of ti
hove States having voted for liar:
But say the Locos, the Whig? r:.
lated in '41. True they did ; hovi :
Why, by less than half many i
are usuauy given in a Virginia (
ionly District. A, diversion of,
votes in the State of NewjYork, fr t
to Clay, or the mere absence of the
Oregon, Native, Abolition que
say nothing of 44 Polk, Dallas, nr. I :
riff of ' 12, would have turnrd t!
tion in lavor of Clay. Alex. Ga,,
; T- :
IO3" Let us not only beat r
nents," says Mr. 8277,403 Rn c :
hired organ of thctlOlh instant.
us carry every Stale in the Vnici
if within the possibility of hur:
tion." Now Mr. Ritchie does r
to stimulate his friends to carry
States for the Whigs, but for (
and himself. If they should
ried for'lhe Whigs, Mr. Ki!c'
lose bis hold on the public Tr
would be obliged to. stand rui .!
public crib. This is the man v
correctly rxpress even the he ;
pcrmost in his mind in intc!;
ti0 which assembled in Philadelphia in .Tune last. Had
theae, letter fcnd acrnps of loiters ben published or con
Mnied in connection with what 1 have heretofore said
Upon,thl subject, I should not now jiave to complain of
ih Mieed with whijcli my answers jo isolated quest ions
tiaveWn given up to the ciptiusiiticism of thosy who
have been made niy enemies by n n i)Imtion whieh has
te like ndered t me without solicitation or arra;igeuient
of nlne'; or of the niannerin whicgh select passages in
ouieiof my letters, written in the freedom and careloss
Bf Sj confidential correspondericei, have been commu
nicated o the public press. Hut rivi-n from the contest,
ni ieparated frohi a series of explanatory facts and
e'reuhiMancea which ore, in so far aj this canvass is coA
cernd, historical, they are ns deceptive ns though they
weretponi'tve fabrications. I addresa you this letter to
forrci the ininetice that ha been dikie me. and the nub-
he 4 live extent that I am an ol.jecj of interest to them, Wlii" principles
by t$ia tlhberal process. ; I I. . 1
1 liail not weary von hv nn eUhdrate recital of every M crnal
incident connected with the llrst presentation of my name
a.catiuKlatt for the Presidency. I was then at tlie
stand. After some preliminary remarks, he
said that he found but one Whig candidate in
' the field for the Presidency ; and believing
! Whig principles to be necessary for the pros
perity of the country, he should be recreant to
that country if ho deserted those principles now
i for the sake of men. Is Gen. Taylor a Whig 1
(Cries of "yes," loud and long, with a few faint
44 noes." I am glad to hear those hasty "noes."
I am here to testify : listen to me five minutes
and then say " no " if you can. What are
" He (Cass,) is all things unto all men, an
Abolitionist at heart and false to the South."
i fSo says the Hon. Mr. Yaucy, of Alabama, a
democrat and a member of the Baltimore dem- i
' ocratic Convention that nominated Cass Yan- ;
' cy knows him. j
" I solemnly swear that I believe that Lewis
j Cass, Secretary of War, was engaged in Spec- i
i ulating in the Public. Lands, whilst Secretary j
! of War; that he made EXORBITANT al- j
1 lowances to fovorites paid one for services;
I never performed another after he had full J
' . . . .. .- . t-v r - r rv rf i
i knowledge that tne iavorue ruriuru in uj.
ens wun tne monstrous statement inai
while in Mexico he felt himself compell
ed to conceal his political opinions for fear
of alienating from him those gallant soldiers
who had eagcrhj rushed forth and rallied
under his banner to defend the rights and
j honor of their country on the battle Jicld.''
j. Let the reader observe this allegation.
; There is no obscurity about it: and if
i there were it is all removed by the reitcr
' ation of the charge in the same column,
lish. and yet pretends to criti
Whig ticket will poll a far heavier vote guage of General Tavloh.'
than that given in 1914. The rrth Wes- and to tell us that the vcti
tern District, which went dead against us
then, will exhibit changes almost of them
selves strfTiciently numerous to ensure our
triumph. We speak by the card, and
cannot possibly be dreeived, unless the
opinions of the coolest and most clear
headed Whigs in the State arc absolutely
worthless. That gross frauds will be at
tempted by Lscofocoism that an organ-
Wc do not know whether
will manage !o carry, all
the Whigs but we think he
for them except two or three
i, j Presidency." I was then at tlie
head of th American army in thes valley of the' Rio
firahdei. I WHS, 8Umuin.lv. I lv WlJlm, nn.l llmrla
improvements are sucn questions
policy, which are mutable ijjjnd liable to change
wit changing circumstances of the country
wan iurr.mn.iu.1 k vii;.M r. i i,.,i,,ia ' correct to-dav and inpinptlipnt to-morrow, ner.
Ifli fo!Id. Trwin,he ying lours of my life, and : haps are these the principles of the party?
whom It was my. de.,y to conduct through scenes of ' r r J r,. - . . .1
tdlkrenurr iruL My duty to tlint ar " and to lhe I heso form the policy of the Whigs ; but the
rtia ... . -
fickil signature ; and permitted commissions un
Are the tarifivthe currency, der him to be ante-dated. Henry A. Wise, a . Taxlo? savs, we place the very thi
nts are such questions of J. Democrat, upon OATH, before an Investigating a " Tavfor Aoes sav Sneaking of the
first presentation of his name as a candi
in which Gen. Tavlor is made to avow
" that if during the war of his countrv, he ized elfort will be made to swindle
had spoken out his real political sentiments lor out of the vote for Louisiana, even as
he fnust have encountered the indignant Llay was swinuieu oui oi u iour jcars n-
11 aware. But the came
, . . . . -.u .u- rnnnt succeed We are are forewarned, months extra paj allowed ! ;
In immediate connection with this ver- , cannot succccu. e are are iorc r .. ' nrnr, ,:i
r ,u. n und will re iorervvarncu. ine menus oi
c i i T"t r " w i !- v i' i m i i i i iii it ii.ii i ir ii.
To Xoith Carolina It
learn from the Raleigh .c
Maj. Wilder, Paymaster cf
Army, having been direct r i
to the discharged Voluntc t:
heirs of deceased Voluntr c
t ... i it . t i i
ivrimu c wnose oaniei wp wr r.i. i
i j . . . - z. -""Kiny, iuiuuuc niy as-
jam nga position of seeming hotiljliy to, any portion of
.'ne prave men unoer my comniindf-all of whom knew
,f!M Whig in principle, tor 1 nfnde no concealment
f ir V ribli'ical aentimenii or rredi!ertifvi-.
- ( . , - I TO-
SJchi had been the violence pf iihrty struffcrl P9 .1'iirinrr
if! lat presidential elections, thatjthe acceptance rf a
Hotlion under lhe various interitretationa L'iven in k
IJ'bMJona.ttf a candidate prescWfd to ,he public with
I 1 ''frniilary of Dolitical nrincinles. was eouivolent almost
? declaration of uncompromisiognniity to all who
lubcribe to Us tenets. t I was unw illing to haz
.Vf effect of uch relationship 'towards any of the
iCt ?er mT coniuiatid when inhrcuit ofao enemy
principles upon which that party are founded
are older than all these. Whig principles did J
not originate with Gen. Taylor. No. Look
back for centuries, and across the water, and
you will find that John Hampden was the first
Committee of the House ot Representatives,
which democratic Committee thereupon drop
ped lhe witness like a hot potato, and pushed
the investigation no farther, as to the said Cass.
But, Thomas Hart Benton ! come into Court.
You know Lewis Cass " like a book " give us
your opinion of the man :
Mr. Benton. (Then, to be brief.)
TCassI has persevered in error he
into design what was in the beginning a mis
take ! We are now to have War as far as the
date for the Presidency, he remarks :
I was then at the head of the American
armv in the Valley of the Rio Grande.
was surrounacu ov
the Whig cause may remain perfectly part of the State in the cc .
satisfied, thatthc six electoral votes of ( days. Volunteers and t..r.
Louisiana will be cast for those noble and ceased Volunteers, are t
true hearted Whigs Zachary Taylor and . prompt in meeting Major
Millard Filllmorc. (N. O. Bee. route, in order to receive t
'stay will be short at each
Demo- A Xew tcav to collect bad dtbis. An un-
crats who had stood by mc in the trying dertaker in New i ork being unable to ;
...lm it was inv nn ect some oiu uruis. nuci v,uiun6
Z. I I 1 lllllll F -
hours of mv life.
Hestinv to conduct through scenes of still
greater trial. My duty to that army, and
to the Republic whose battles we were
waging, forbade my assuming a position
of seeming hostility to any port ion of the
mv command all of
Hon. Geo. M. Dallas. Yi
the L'nitcd States, prri It
large Democratic rati He t
Philadelphia, on Wedr.c - :
Is not the fact of the Vi
1 "1 1 j w. i:r. AaCnr.a, fiK0;, i Senator and his nartv can make it. unon design
. ill"!, itliu I4iu uunu uia 111 u&itu.v vi uwi , . , 1 , . , . Y 1
r. s si and without pretext. Instead of admitting the f
principles. it teas uiuusmun tu iiw vhchw. 1 0 - r ... rr, 1 I Drave men u nuci wimn- . - ,
1 1 ! Pi rrnr. I h SKiialnr iV At ih 1 rrr n ll.on. I.8. I " - . . . . . . ' ... ,1, .11 1... rA!ilnrc nnl hp
ler. The King wanted his ship moSey, but j for ,u f pra in if; and whom knew I was a U big pr.pie j ,
John Hampden and the Whigs said he should j ,hus what was a mistake in the beginning be- j for I made no concealment of my political ore ' !b? U CtrelL P
uct ha.ve it until voted, by Parliament. This 1 comes a design. A design TO II AVE WAR 1 sentiments or predilections. t me sior ine . 4
sending in vain, took out his hearse and
drove up to the dwelling of a creditor.
MuchiSurprise was expressed by thefam-
: I.. ...1 liaorinir ftrf f K f" llPIlTSH WO uld
remain until the money was paid, speedily , the Lulled Mates prcM,..
u. ... Qch 11 mneated the ' meeting, another cvu.r i
IlilliUCU llCI vii .v - - I " ! , , . . J
1 ins is one sirp inauf-,
one more to &ee the I',
descending to the pnrt y