Trui of Ilia Watchman.
Sibil fption, p?r ycnr, Two Din.tAns payable in
aJanc.i But if nol paid in advance, Two dollars
yil fifty f w'" be charged. '
of HTJMflTs Inserted at 1 forjthe firsthand 25 els.
fr eacb iubseque'nt insertion. Court orders chirked
25 Pr fc higher than these rntesj. A. liberal deduc
tion to i lose who advertise bjr the year.
,fTTS t" the Ciliiors must be poejt paid,
f UUSBUnV, OCTOBER 3, 1848.
Baton Rorof ArniL 22,
GAR UN A w ATGHMAN.
BRUNER & JAMES,
Editors 4 Proprietors.
Keep a check cpon all yock
Do THIS, AND LlBE&TT IS SAFE."
Gen I. Harrison.
VOLUME V, NUMBER 22.
SALISBURY, N. C, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1848.
common to as.all. It would have lieen unjust in itself,
DEAR S.R-.Mjr opinions have sojonen ,,een m.scon- , - - . , "
Uiffd misrepresented, that I drtem it me jo myseji, 1 " ' f V- ' ' ' . " - 1
not tOthv friends to make n brii-f, exposition or them .1 nugui sow mc wrcus ui u.a.rusi unu oiscoru 1.1 us
non the; topics to which you nave .wnvu u..r......... V ,
date for (lie Presidency. J have Irnikly avowed myitis- wn uie vw iwnrm pmeu. 7 . r . .
' f . r : . . . . I K k. t n n va lu W Va i rra nnl Hprnnprata Ia rnrtOAnf -
i- J 01 l u 1 I & f kJ J 1 o -'v iwv i . -, v vi tin- v
become a candidate. I was nominated by the people in
u.. TTU: r . I
nosition until my iriendHimanitest a wisn that Fr""ry ussruionrs uy .im-.wMiwuisanu xut-a,
AN ELOQUENT EXTRACT.
Gen. Taylor's Character.
THE SECOND ALLISON I
Spirit the d'res .
The New York Express y.
it..i . j - . .
I uigucsi I'rms oi mis Irttt r.
j York CoQrier says Thrsr tw
Cnpt.'AUison present Gen. 1
point of iewnt once ?o d
favorable with well scitl !
avowrd political prefert nee .
mind nnd heart free from p-.:
perwtion and prfjudicr, ami (
and patriotic influences, lli
in separate and mixed meetings. I resisted tlwm all,
and continued to do so till led fo 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
trUSt' Of tp ' fitness lor mis 4Un fimimi , uui umniK, Bl
rbe oliciiitio of many of my countrymen, taken tny ,
liositidn a candidnte, I do not feI at lilwrty to sur- j
render th t position until my friendssmanifest a wish that'
IMibu Id retire from it. 1 will then -most gladly do so
?- it. . i i-i .
1 have no iriVHte purposes to accornpiisii, no jany pro-
-cc! to build up, no enemies to punijph lothing to sene
' at my cp intry. j
t'.I have teen Very often addressed by letter, and my
sr.mions h ive ieen asked upon alnjiost ' every question
Liint mi gjitj occlur to the writers, ns ritfleiMing the interests
If their eoUMtry or their party, i rifve not always re
Vended 'tf these imniiries for varioii rea.ons.
tC confesf, whilej have great cardinal principles which
r';ll rnrulrfte mv itohtical life. I nw' not sufiicientlv fa-
ti!ir wiiii all the minute details of political leirislaiion. kindness.
ft. - - - t V -i
,o irive nDl'rmn; uledsrs to carry out thix or defeat that panon lias provea a vain one.
.11 I T .kkLt ni mnrenlmnf I Jinlrl nn oninimi
iwhich IjwLuld not readily proclair to my assembled
iountryrnejn ; but crude impression. upon matters of po
lcy, which may le rl-jht to-day an wrong to-morrow,
re perhaps nol the ImM teats of fThfeM or olTiee. One
tstiocamHlt be trusted without pledges, cannot oc conti
Ird in merely on account of them. ; x
I will proceed, however, now to respond to your in-
iri-i renernie vnm i nnve sir onen pbki. i nrn a
which il tried men's souls," those great o( tlmt belief that in his mere personal ; 'cuy conceive how jut
men might have gone down to their graves qualifications, I believe we have the guar- j party can hesitate between b
as thotis.inds. in all Hres and r.limis. of autre of an administral ion as hnnptt nui. t.l r .
; t ----- - - j ! witbiinuic wniiutiinir, ana t
vl 1 " i iui cictitu, mi i txk i3 uiikju-u oiiui.T oiiu iijuui i iiiui, uu t uuin. iKiii'MKii do inai ii 11 una taM OttieT tWQ J Cn C&SS T
oiijipuuru, ns ii.e M;tnuirit ui'itrer ui me uuuunurcu (inn unsung. nuuu idi upon uic uiiiipruactlauie
Whigs, not on account of his military ser- i The remark, therefore, which we hear nam4 of Washington. (Applause.)
vices, but for his high and ennobling mor- so often mjule by his opponents that, had Sir, to say that Gen. Zachary Taylor is .
al qualities. The Mexican war has been it not been for the Mexican war. General a great and patriotic man, is to say noth-
the occasion, not the cause of, his popu-; Taylor would not have, been thought of ing. Martin Van Buren might say that'
larity. It is not because he is brave as for the Presidency,' may be perfectly true, of him, and he has said as much aain as !
Caesar that the people love him. It is not and still no good reason against hiseleva- that of him, in a resolution which 1 have '
because on the battle fields of Mexico he tion to that hish office. Had the true in mv pocket. I believe upon all the ev-
have done so had not the nomination been presented to 1 has displayed a cool, determined, and in- character and the extraordinary qualities idence to which J have had access, that
me in a form unirkely to awaken acrimony or reproduce Evincible courage, which wrung victory of head and heart, possessed alike by he possesses, in an extraordinary degree,
?fZZZi1Z?v&: (m . " Hemenl.-of '-'. and by Gen. Washington ami General Taylor, re- the l.asis of adminis.ra.ivo ,al.-nt of ox-
" r- " t ' . t.. .. ... .1 . '.ri : . i. i . ii . -
If elected I would not he the mere President of political opponents any more than I had a right to refuse ' IliS COUIltrymen. it IS NOT lor ulS military Veiopillg moSC great MORAL QUALITIES, Ul "Ulefsi, in U1R oesi anu largest accep- , Sje through the Stron V.'
i i . i i . u:i .1 ii i .. i.i '.., . i. .i : i i -
services, ior nisgreai anu gioriousacnieve- wnicn, more man an else, auracted tne iiintc ui iimiiurui mniiiuiu:i ntg n mrge
nit think that I had a right to repel nominations from;
Whiff. Ifelectrtl I would not be (lie mere President of
i party.1 I would endeavor to act Independent of party ! tne vote ot a uemocrat at tne poll ; and 1 proclaimed it
t.ronmiitioh. I nhould feel bound t& administer the co- 1 aoroau inai i snouiu not reject uie pronereu support oi
Ternment untrammelled by any par) y schemes,
t .'veronrf-t-The Veto nower. Thl nower civen bv the
jConstitOtion to the Executive to irlkerpose his veto, is a
mcnt to my consent was the hope that by going into the : nis gauaniry anu heroic conduct conler- mametl torever unknown to their country -
canvass it would be conducted with candor if not with red I1CW and lasting renown unon OUrna- men, or had no occasion arisen of suffi-
It has been no fault of mine-that this nmict-: tiiinul rmu t t. u t Kin I'JIm.. . nlont nnklln . fi-..t t
..vsi.i.i i.i mo, nmv mo iv iiww l i u . L I J i lliusi ( vivii. j'uuiib lint icab tu rAtin; aim ui ui
honor him. No ; ft is not that successful out to the knowledge of the whole people,
war has bound upon his brow the undv- those extraordinary qualities which all . men reading character accurately, can
ing chaplet, and eflrcircled his name with must admit them both to have previously didly and instantaneously. I believe that,
imperishable glory ,nnd given him a fame ' possessed, neiiher of these truly great men p possesses, in an extraordinary degree,
world. wide and immortal as his country's ' would have been thought of for the Pre- sense, judgment, solid and strong qualities
After I permitted myself to be announced for the Pre-
siderfcy-J under the circumstances above noticed, I ac-
cepted nomination after nomiitation in the spirit in which I
they were tendered. They were made irrespective of;
parties, and so acknowledged. No one who joined in
those nohiinations could have been deceived as to my po-i
litical views. . From the beginning till now I have de
clared myself to be a Whig uP. all proper occasions.
With this distinct avowal published to Ihe world, 1 did
ictly the kind you seek in the Preside!!-
tiahchair. I believe, from all the evi
dence to which 1 have access, that he is
thorough and quick in his discernment of
each of whom, ns deli:. :..
friends of the other, is entire 1
of the high trust of Preside:::
The N. Y. Journal of Con.
General Taylor'ti Letter is i
our readers entire. It is an
well written document, and c
commend itself to the goo 1 -public
If the Whigs arc :
with it, they deserve to be d
we hope they will be. But
for granted they will bf saii
and more than satisfied, exc
Pice seekers who staked all
upon Henry Clay, and to vh
the election of any other mr.:
history which the proudest conquerors sidency.
ii. ili ii iiiuuinui nil tuciit;- ' j ...... ....... m
That high office, however, was mind, of the old Roger Sherman and appointment.
of other times and other lands might en- none the less deserved because war was' George Washington model. Old Zack's letter and the c
vy that has won most upon the hearts of in both instances the occasion of de- I understand him to be a thorough man ; Henry Clay's epistle arc tr.v
limn conwrvative power;-nut in. my opinion fnouiu ne
nrr be exweisd except in cases of plear violation of the
.Constitution, or manifest haste and! want of considera
;ion by 'Congress. Indeed Uhave. nought that lor ma
ny yeari past, the known opinionsand wishes of the Ex
fcutifd .aye fxereised nn undue arfd injurious influence
iirwi th Iegislative. Department pf the Uoverninent ;
i I 4 .1 I . -1
ind lor llip cause I nave ttiougiit our system was in uan
ffrot unutrcoing a trreat. change itom its tneory. i ne i
persoriaf ojiinions of the individual ivho has happened to
Wapy jh Ivxecutive Chair, ought 'not to control the ac
tion nf CqngreM Upon questions of'jdomestic policy ; nor
i . t I i - . .i ?i i r
funt pnjections lo ne inierposfu wnere questions ot
ronstilupdnal power have been seftled by the various
Departments ot Uoverninent, and pcquiesced in ly ine
7ira-Upon the subject of the Tarm, the Currency,
th improvement of otirgreat highw.iys, rivers, lakes, ajid
hirbor9, uje will of the people as expressed through their
'J.-L: ' : f I. ... J I -..I
rrpersemni ives hi lyongrrw, ougiu ni uc rejicc!eu nu
rtrhed pul by ihe IiXecutive. !
r elf rIAf-1 he . Mexican War. 1 sincerely rejoice at
the prosjrrtet of peace. My life pas been devoted to
nrmt, yet I look upon war at all times and under all cir
rutnmanctta, an a national calamityfto be ayoided if com
patible Wiih the Oalional honor. The i iriples of nur
fovern(ii(nt, as .well as ijs true pniic uc opposed to
di" st)tmi.ition oi other nations 111 the iii.memtierment
f. ollieSr rjonritrifis by conquest.. In the language of the
Jf&ti Waiihinnton, " Why should We quit our own to
(Mi op foreign ground V In th .Mexican war our na-
i iuhhj ooiior mil or en viiiiiii'iiieu ; ;inii in iiii-iniing u-iuis
of peftci, Ue may well aflbrd to bij Arbeariii; and mag
nanimous to a fallen loe. 'I
iThese nre my opinions on the subjects referred to by
jou, and 1 1 ry reports or publications, written or verbal,
Jim any ource,dtleiing in any essential particular trom
what ia hwe written, are-unauthorized and untrue.
do nil JTnow that 1 bhall ftgaii write upon the sub-
t jert pf naiional politics. I shall eingagt- in no schemes,
tio eoinlirjfriion, no intrigues. It ihe American eople
htve iuh Confidence in me, they oeght not to -give me
ihelr snJlTiages. If they do not. Von know me well
enough tj Iwlieve me, when I declare I shall be content.
I am top Ltd a soldier to murmur jjigaint such hiuh au
ihwliy.r I Z. TAYLOR-
To Ortt. J. S. Allison. i
' - Oirici. of Titi IVavi'ne,
. New (irttun, S4pt. G.
t. r. .:.ur..i 1
bents at Fort Harrison, or in Florida, and admirationof their countrymen, andquali- I estnle and great fortune with as much j " , 4 '
on the hard-fought battle fields of Mexico, fy men for successful civil Rule. ability as a Florida or Mexican campaign, j Jubtlul 1 nomas s surrenuer
which no patriotic American can in his : In this connection, it is a subject of some Again, from his youth up from the time '. lief. The tall, fabric of ho;
heart feci otherwise than proud of, that j consolation that the unnecessaay and ex- ! he took up arms in the service of hiscountry opponents built upon Whig t!
up some more nine pins fur (
knock down ? Rich..llrpul!
failing good sense unerring sound judg-
i mcnt great decision and inflexible firm
ness of character : it. is because truth,
I justice, integritv, fidelity, and a noble eren-
, . . " . " . o .- . .-II I'll II a.
: erosity, illustrate and mark his whole pub- making the merits and true character of j corruptive, wnicn nc wno Knows mm
j lie course and private character ; it is be- Gen. Taylor known to the whole Ameri- I would think no more of assailing than of
ii nun in juiic, , , - . , , t. i . .i ttr, . i n,,n nn i. : r- i r ...iii.:., ..r ii
and selected me as their candidate. I accepted the : cause ne nas ever snown a paternal care ( can people, ii nas given to the Whig , l'u'"o mmscn ..ii. iu c.. ui;
nomination with gratitude and with pride. I was proud j tor the liX'S and safety of his own soldiers, : party the most popular cAxiMDATE for the i oattlemenls ot lAlonterey, or the winrl-
any body of my fellow-citizens. This was my position
when in November last I returned to the United States';
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'oou in tms attitude till spring
were so many statements ip circulation concerning my
views upon questions of national policy, that I felt con
strained fo correct the errors into which the public mind
wns 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 as 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 com
posed their ticket. to suit them. This they had a right
to do. The National Whig Convention met in June.
. ..... II II . i ..i
.when there the Whigs rally around that heroic old pensive war in winch the present Nation- no as a unequivocal proot ot a tumbling to the ground.
man. liut it is because in his late brill- ai Auminisirauon nas involved the coun- upn iur tiuu.uiei, nunc tunuunicc uc in
iant career, as well as in every act of his try, after all the embarrassment which it spires, and the profound deference he re-
life, General lavlor has exhibited never
has caused to some of the great interests ceives, without exacting it, from every hu
of the country, and the lasting moral evils . m being w ho comes within his reach,
which it has inflicted upon both belliger- ! A.tlJ to tlTiat lt! kindness of his heart
ent nations, is likely to have some good ; kin as Nelson's, kind as woman's and
final rcsulis. It has been the occasion of, that tolerant humanity, and honestly in-
THE TWO LIVES OF
The last North American
letter from "Independent" in
anonymous writer in the Fr
nied that Gen. Cass or Mr.
was privy io uik alteration
manity for the wounded soldiers of the en- Washington. If ever public wrong visited j upon him and say, here is a Man !
I hear it asked whether he has the re
r .u- c.i r u u j.. r I i n. . . ... i . i . . . . ' c . U .. 1 . 1 1 . 1. 1.1 i..l. "
i.c .w....ur..cC m ei.c. a uuuy u. ,i reprem mg ana alter the name was won, great hu- i I residency since the second election of I " mu Ul l"e yjul1 "ll riu may iuuk r..mon nr r'i 1
cilfh n rknclitnnv no tha Whirr nnriu rF tUa Fnlio,! : ' O . . V i 1 m ; I'OllvUa IlIVy VI Vy.-1. ii
. K. 1 I VVItdUtUI.IIVJ IIIV., I - ' ' I'lll 1 U 1111 . llll.Va j w ...... 1" .1. I 1 11' . . I
States, a manifestation the 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, thai 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
emy, and generously spared helpless and upon its authors a speedy retributive jus
unoffending women and children, as much tice, it promises to do so upon the heads j quisite degree of political information and j
as possible, and more than the less hu- of those who got up the late Mexican war. experience in public affairs. Sir, I can- .
with this anonymous wittn
summary manner, repeats t!.
Cass was privy to the dirty tr
not help believing that General Zachary , defies Mr. Wentworth to dr..
Taylor is destined, in the hands of Provi-1 to be denied, the charge v.'.
dence, to illustrate the truth of that re 1 ma(je
mark of that great observer, Edmund -
Burke : 1 have many limes taken notice. ! 1 repeat now, what I an:
possible, and more than the less hu- of those who got up th
mane and hard-hearted men in power at The two objects which the men in power
Washington approved, from the horrors at Washington had most al heart, on the
and misfortunes of war it is because his 5th of March, 1815. were the substitution
remarkable simplicity of manners and mm- of a low revenue tariff for the protective
Uk. ! affrrfrfl mnrlpxtit. wliih romJn nnttKIAn tariff nf" 1S49 nrwl th.
" v v. iuv u uui iivi uiuu a i hit voiuioiio . uuu A, wuiu i If ..-i..w- iivo ivilllllll UlUUltatll v ' --w V4 1 l It 1 ' I J W a
without excuse if I were to -hirt the relationships which amidst the thundering shnnts nf .n n nrtmir. power in the hands of thpir nvvn nnlitiMl that men not professionally trained in the l VasbingfOn, that if Mr. V e..
. . . . . . . .. . . . j " - - - - - a " ' mm .
. i.v .wr. Ulti,u- I .hi. nimr. A nr. nt i m T . I. nrln 111.. Ir.., RiU M., - l . loin ' I f !ll S fl n 1 1 0 I f 1 1 1 1 1 PO V f T WllPfl m 1 1 ! ' " IfXTISUII Ur 11, J i
6 J'- '""ii. mill Jl.ll, ixz Ullt: Ul IIIU J"ii ijf nr 1 r.r. tlic; liii ui luai 1,11, iOIU. 1 ' 1 " " 1 1
few great men who can stand upon the ! The Mexican war, which President into Srral stations, have, by the mere force denied, any substantial pari
heights of place and power without be- Polk wrongfully and unconstitutionally
ing made giddy by the dangerous eleva- commenced, without consulting or advis
tion prove him to be a safe depository of ing with either House of Congress, then
official trust, and possessed of that more ' in session at Washinston, to whom, by the
than Roman virtue which can withstand Constitution, is entrusted the war-making administration of Gen. Zachary Taylor.
i the intrigues and corruptions of the capi- power, besides very largely increasing the n,s ,,re ong ne has served his country
: tal ; it is these great and truly ennobling ordinary expenses of the Government, by in a department of the General Govern-
I moral qualities, showing him to be a g-fi- making" it necessary to support a large mcnt, enlarging and elevating him above
prmis. wise, honest, and nffrinfir mnn number of new ofiierrs. ;md bpn nn n ihe influences of mere politics. All his
II to bis
OKNKKAL TAl'LOK. I
The! fiillowtng letter has hcet, prcpnred by
Hfn. Taylor to correct any misconception which
m?jhl biwiiily be produced by the recent pnb-
licatioti pkcxtracta from h'; privale correspond.
ence, mid ihe appearance over his signaiuro of
'"'.!' J ' I II. .1.1
subsisted at the time.
tion of principles I had published to the world, and I
would be without defence if I were to say or do anything
to impair the force of that declaration.
I have said that I would accept a nomination front
Democrats- ; but in so doing I would not abate one jot or
tittle of my opinions as written down. Such a nomina
tion, as indicating a coincidence of opinion on the part
of those making it, should, not be regarded with disfavor
by those who think with me ; a3 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 friendsvoluntarily.
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 nol regard myself as one before
.: . I 1 ,l:.l . I. 1. i.
uie cuiivciiiion iiiei.uiiu uiai uouy uiu nui srrn 10 niUKt 1 - 1 , , . L 1 1 1 r i-. -ii-
me different from what I was. Thev did nor fetter me ' bdence, and has prompted the sovereign some one hundred and fifty millions ol
down to a series of pledges which were to be an iron ; people to summon, him from his quiet cot- dollars, which will require a high tariff
rule of action in all, and in despite of all, the contingen- tage retreat, on the banks of the Missis- for years to extinguih. And, in the pros-
r"'i to JSSmi ! to- f -esid0 in the hi8h eouocil of ecuticm of .hat war. the present Admin-
inatelyupon public "officers good or bad, who may differ ! his country. istration has raised up a presidential can
iii opinion with me. I nm not expected to force Con- i These nrp.it rrinral nnnlitip! nnrl mnrh ' didate for their political opponents, who
. ' : 1 1 I. .... ; : . 1 1 ..1
adm red tra ts In thP eharnrtPr of fii-n. e as in VI tici tile at me DallOt DOX MS
of simple discretion, conducted ihe affairs ment, 1 stand prepared to fur;
of nations w ith distinguished felicity and incontestible evidence of all t!
glory.' I expect the illustration of that advanced above tny signal::
remark in the eirrht or four years of the lenge him to the issue. I c!
i ... . . .
more than all the splendor of-his martial large standing army for the protection of il,e ,onS no" front his youth to somewhat ; I1"'
victories that has given Zachary Taylor the recently acquired territory, has involv- Past middle age, the uper time of mans
such a strong hold upon the popular con- ed the country in a new national debt of
ife, he has been an observer of the for
tunes, the policy and the interests of the
General Government. All his life long he
has been an equal associate with those
grat scenes ; in all his interests of lei
sure, in his winter evenings, his furloughs,
his retirements from the sharper services
of the camp, he has been an observer, a
I m !
repliei to tinglo and delachcq questions relative
position before the putlic- The letter is
it conijepcd narrative of ihci series of circum-
itancqs t'hich resulted in hit hec
country, amidst the roar of cannon and ba!Is and hayonets of his country's ene- foal interests of the land. He has learn-
-i i n, i . . , . .1 t..i: i i
omins a can-
fhp nlflshfif arms. Thp v ha vp hPAn hrnno-h t mies in the held. 1 rue it is. that the
out into public action and to the. public weak instruments, in the hands of an over
view by the stirring scenes and exciting
ed them, sir, as Julius Ca?sar learned as- unscrupulous partyr which
didtte, 1 It presents in a compact form, all the
1 u .
matters (carin upon tho snjcc t, and exhibits
(fen. Taylor in his proper character true to
buniclf, to his friends, and to his country.
- ! j' - !'
. Kast PisfAiioi-LA, Sept. 4.
U I 0
rwfLttsa 1.' 1 1 1 nAurninn nf ll.A I'Dlr. 1 . 1 nfl &a 1 '1 lira tcii.. inn
n.. 1 . t . 1 ' anmirpn rrauj iin Inn f harsptpr rT I n
or pass none. i nis is wnai i mean ny noi Deing a par- - "v- v...... ...v.. . ,.a.. , ,i- i. . .1 .
ty candidate. And I understand this is good Whig doc- .Taylor have, it is true, burst upon the he has evrr exposed to the student and a thinker upon the great na
1 trine 1 would not be a partizan rresident and hence
1 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
teinpt 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
Union to bring him upon th
until it fulfils that duty now
by honor and good faith I !'.
any attempt to impeach the
sneaking subterfuge. Whv
parties and manufacture wi:.-.
source of the whole con::
be so readily appealed to 1
I am fully convinced, that '
to deceive the country by rep
opinions of Gen. Cass on th'
tion of the age,' ns symp
each particular section, wn-
a mature nnd well consider i
the same means -were cm;.'
present Secretary of the Trt
and it forms a part of the
I i t i my two leuers to you emorace an ine iopics i uesign u
Dear .Sir On the 'i'd day of May last, I addressed ppeak of pending this canvass. If I am elected, I shall
few a If iter explaining my viewsn regard to various
BJltters of public Policy, lest my jfellow-citizens might
br misled! by thi niany contradictory nml ..conflicting
Itatrmentjn in resjx-ct lo theni wlncli npjieared in the
the day and were circplated
I now find myself misrepresented and misun-
pon another point, of sich importance t,o my-
lo all that nn honest 2eal may eflect to cement the bonds
of our Union and establish the happinesa of my country
men upon an enduring basis. Z. TAYLOR.
To Capl J.-'S. Allison.
circumstances of war. This is, however,
no uncommon occurrence. War, although
one of the greatest calamities w hich can
aftljct any nation, and to-be avoided al
ways, when it can be without dishonor,
has. through all time and in all countries,
had the eflect to excite and devolop a na
tion's energies to arouse and stimulate
the slumbering patriotism of the people
to quicken the public pulse -to warm the
popular feeling int.0 a high and generous
enthusiasm to bring into more active ex
ercise, and under the public eye, the high
moral as well as military qualities of the
tronomy in the camp.
rulinir nrovidenee at Washington, did not l' or all these reasons, 1 observe in him
design such a result, and when they found exactly the ability you expect from the
that all the glory of the war was enuringChief Magistrate ol the land. He is not
to the benefit of the two Whig Generals, to conduct our diplomatic correspondence
it is equally true that thev did all in their wtl a'l the world ; he is not to settle mat-
the ballot box, by bribery ai
and by other desperate mvu
ceeded in obtaining power a
under foot the virtue, intclli j
riotism of the country."
XtC7 The New York Express savs : " David
lf persohallVi if not tu the country at large, ns to claim 1 , iVi
s ' i 7 I i , i' . ' r I Graham, a vel -known Whig, upon whom our
itotw io dhe public in regard to thf pending Presidential wondering CsJay brethren have much reued to rrrpat men nf thp rennblie Tt is not in
"'t' ' .. go all lengths with them, sent on Saturday, so the calm and slugglish times of peace,
ThHuttnost ingenaity has been jekpended upon seve- , i , . i n j n i .u r 'c - . . -i
rlrttjeri and detached sentences letters, which have we understand, a letter to the so-called Clay when the surlace of society is as tranquil
rVcentiy dppeared over my signatijre, to show that I oc- Committee of Nine, who were to get up an ! and unru filed as a halcyon sea, that great
feP 1 electoral ticket, declining to act with them, up- ' rnen suddenly emerge into high promi-
on the "rounds that Gen. Tavlor's last letter nence, and assume positions which attract
- .1 i - ii a. I . : . - i . l . . i i ..
ii whif hfbe people nre divided, nd especially towards
lle VVliij party as represented by ,he National Conven
tion whitfi pnwmhled in Pl,iladep1.ia in June last. Had salisfactory, and tlat he felt in duly bound
Inew letters and scraps of letters bven published or con- . . .
trued in eonneciion with what Ii have heretofore said to support him J or the rresulency. Mr. Ura-
upon thW mibject. I sliould not no have 1o complain of ian, xvas oue 0f thj3 Committee of Nine.
Uie aneea wiin wnicn my answer to isolated questions
l ave liee l given up to the capiioiislcrit icism of those who
fitve lieii inade'iny enemies by a domination which has
been tfrti ered to .ine without solicifation or arrangement
,f mine ; or of the manner in wljiich' select passages in
une of my letters, written in the freedom and careless
'nfMof a confidential correspondence, have been commu
nicate! fo the public press. Hut rjven from the contest,
nd separated from a series of hiplanatory facts and
f lrfilhrttn.a u.iili nrn in ait fur.na I Ilia nnnvnaa ia nnn .
frnei.KlMorical.they are as deceptive as though they a United Slates Senator for six years.
were pnrjiive fabrications. I address you this letter to
torrent the injustice that has been done me. and the nub-
I.. -i J . . .1 . . i . c ' .i ..r .... A t : .i - ...:n i .
"v iwf extent inai t arn an ooje.i oi micresi io inem, ohjjicsp, anu urguiaiuic iii msu fieci a
the fullest observation of the whole peo
ple. It is in the stormy periods of war,
and in times of great national exigency,
that those strong and lion-hearted men a
rise. who startle the world by the power
of their genius, or attract its admiration
by the sublimity of their patriotism, and
stamp the imperishable impress of their
great minds upon the character and des
tinies of nations. Had it not been for our
revolutionary war, George Washington
would, in all probability, have remained
Pennsylvania will elect twenty. four members through life in the very humble sphere of
07" The 'State elections in Ohio and Penn
sylvania are to take place on the second Tues
day of October next.
Ohio will elect twenty-one members of Con
gress, and a State Legislature which will choose
United States Senator for six years.
. 7 this Illiberal nroce
i i . i
I bali not wear you by an elaborate recital of every
. 'acijnl Connected with the first presentation of my name
CiM.date for the Presidency. I was then at the The Boston Traveller savs it learns
5fl of the American army in lie valley of the Rio r' , , . . . t, . ..
4,rnuV. I was surrounded by fl. a... I Democrats Jrom good authority, that the President is d.8.
k LiJ. . . i.. i l . m. . .i i.
iu stood by .me in the trymi ho-.trs ot my nte.nnu poseo io lemove MX. Alorlon, irom Ine "ollee-
torshfp of Boston, but that the party cannot
an accurate and useful surveyor on the
western lands of Virginia with a very
power to embarrass, degrade, and break
them down. They did this while the en
emy was in overwhelming numbers in the
field against them, and these efforts
"giving aid and comfort to the enemy"
to degrade and break them down, seemed
to be just in proportion as these brave
men were successful in subduing their
country's foe. If President Polk had. at
the commencement of that war, entered i to say I hope, without extravagance
into a league with Gen. Santa'Anna, not ,hat I have the honor to regard him this
only to give him " A Free Pass" into Mex- tla'' ' comparison with any public Ame
ico, to lead her armed legions against us. rican, pre-eminently qualified for the sta
but had agreed that just in proportion as tion to which we call him. I at least
Taylor and Scott should whip him, to de- would rather give the Mag ot my country-
grade and break down these victorious
leaders of the American army, he could
not have taken a course which would
have more faithfully performed the terms
of the bond than he has done. But these
brave Whig Generals, having had to en
counter a savage enemy in front, and a
still more malignant " enemy in the rear,"
have at last " conquered a teace for their
country."' Extract from the Address of
the Rhode Island Whig State Convention. . .m.i.
Ilntr deep is that ' Marcus Morton to.d the
Vnn IoriMi-A(!uiiM oartv. at Fanruil Hall, on
the G:h instant, thai he sympathised with them
fr.im thp IniHiun of his heart." From ihe hot.
The following is an extract from the iom to ie toJ) ti aMJU, its gpaCe of the thick-
Imjxirlanl Ixlter from
Under this caption the Ii ,
riot has the following sensi!
It will be seen, by our tt 1
port from Louisville, that
taken effectual means to s! ;
which has been attempted j
tcrs of international jurisprudence ; he is
to execute firmly, humanely and steadily
the laws of the land, which Congress pre
scribes. He is to appoint honest and in
corruptible men to public office : he is to
hold a steady hand between this nation
and foreign nations, observing honorable
peace, and avoiding entangling alliances
-.1 II 1 11.1:1 l ..
uuu an. in an mis i may ne permmcu his name to deleat the elect.
It will be seen, by our t
port, that the actors in the :
New York have called a i;
trace their fcteps.
One word lo the AYIiir:s r I
into the hands of a man that carried it to aj uho art. 0pnosej lo
among the living and ihe dead, up the Gen Ch! Why continue
steeps ol Monterey, and against the trc- and causeless controversy
mendous odds at liuena isfa, than en
trust it to that man of Kinkerhook, who
carried out that radiant standard and laid
it at the foot of the English throne. (Im
mense applause.) -
Rufus Choate s Opinion,
"tiorfc M ... .1 . : i .... . .i u r
. n iiij urpiiuy io ronuiii iiirougii sirnrs ui
p'"8'ei trial. 'My duty to tjhat army, and to the
Krpublicj whose bottles we were waging, forbade my as
"inii2jrJ position of seeming hostility to any portion of
jae lrai men under my command all of whom knew
)Vhig in principle, for I iade no concealment
J ,fny tiolitical sentiments or predictions.
.Sutlj tud been the violence of Jmrty struggles during
6V lt? presidential elert ions, that the acceptance ?of a
kwn'r"T)rt u,rJpr the various interpretations given to the
Pgaiioni of a candidate preeniled to the public with
i v ffjr of Political principles.iwas equivolent atniosi
Taylor and his opinions ?
The man is known
known. His deeds procl ii:.
declaration leaves no douL:
We havo less than two mo:,
the election! Think of that
Turn, then, whigsof the 1'
who are opposed to Gen. ("
wish toseu iheGovernmc!;! ;
er hands than those who n .
who desire to see an honr
President turn your atte:.:
test unite for the sake of tl,
struggle to accomplish il.
Leave all cavilling to t!.
dismiss all heart-burnings.
cause lor ine one mere is
sneech of that distinguished man, Kuius ness of a sheet ol napr, we should say.
limited reputation of a brave and skilful choate. delivered before the Massachu- more lhau Uven,-V )ears' ce.Bos.
colonel of State militia ; Alexander Ham- wu: r-,-t;o . ton rosL
., ,,i i i i i setts W hig Convention :
' I r ri ivnii ham rlnti ht I a hppn n VPH' i ... ..... . n
;S7P able ber of .he New Yort ba?. i Now. Mr. Presi Jen,. I beg ,o say a sin- . . ' - "
- ,M-.L.:-ir crl wnrd in this hiirrifd and desu tory ng the people of Mas?aehostlls, )ear after
atiu ivniimiuci unruc. o i iuuujuiuuo - - --- - .v. , r
and worthy blacksmith, in a quiet and manner, without arrangement and with- year, was me ne.i man in an i,e,r o.a.c .or thP other.
agree wiih any unanimity upon his successor, pleasant village of East Greenwich ; but out preparation, on another topic, anu urn . meir governor. " suppose mai u.s nran j he election oi uen. i .i
the very great traits of character, the no- is, the personal qualifications of General just as big now ' as it ever was. When ihe work to be accomplished. I
.TIip Taniilian nntUtit;.. lwm nr,nUj ole and etevateu quauues oi minu anu niiiai.i xo(i iu. ----- --- rost turns m una .iy u-.tmi .c ma.. uu.n
r - . x V heart, for which they were so much dis- which we propose to carry him. 1 felt it
permission for two American schooners to pro- , " C" . Z " inenmhent nnon me. when that no:nina-
.1 O. T J I "i IIUKUIMICU S I tbliiw . I I v i iiv.iiv.ii I . , . ,
ceed from sea up the bt. Lawrence and the Ca- . . . , . vo . v tK (ion was ma(1e. to study the subject to the
nun u uug.lt uin.ri iiii. iiuiiuiiui ,j i .rj - .
nrrsentmpnt of that trrp-'it theatre unon best of my ability I will not say reluctant
which thev w-rfl called to aet so eonsnic- or incredulous, but with the best lights to
nadian canals to the Lakes.
lo a it f jJim.ii-,.Truo riuiiuicm Hl.lllOSl 1 ' VIJ(;il lUfy Were CalieU IO ilCl SU UUOSpiU- ""vi v.ui"v.-j. - -
noetCIa.fef uncoomi4gpnnii,ynto a" ,ho In Taunton, (Mass.) the other day, a boy was uous a part. Had it not been for the cir- study that practical subject and I now
rfcb-M fined fif.y dollars for raising a false alarm of cumstances of the country, and the exci- avow my belief, it signifies nothing, but I the same laud;
Wft under my coiumand wherein front of an enemy . firc ; I ting struggle for national independence am proud to unite with you in ihe avowal dence Journal.
it has been praL-ing for years, what confidence '""S- his done. you Will I.
can we place in the prai.es which it lati.be a"J will be well,
upon Cuss and Butler and Gushing ? The Pot :
confesses that all its laudation of Marcus Mor- OCT Rosa, ihe Governor i f
lou.was undeserved, and then asks credit for a claim of two million f
the same laudation upon other men. Prori. again! ihe Untun Tor taw.g (
t agon i a.