" . ; . ; .. . . '
Term of vtlio
Tr'i-jiiriptWr; pef year. T? Doi.lam -payable in
Bji if nat paid advance. Two dollar
'.'.iojiftf',cwwiU be charge. ' U U- - '
AntaijlsMENTinTieJ pt 8 (ori)n fir6t,nid.2o cts.
foreicft auWqient Wrl ioii Court order charged
2S p3rct. higher ih,in il?iet-.tei. A liberal dedue
r lion to thoe who Jvrrii9e' the year. ' '
f.srrRjs Jo the BJitw t post pid.
F CAROLINA 1 WATCHMAN.
SrlUSBUHY, OCTOBER 9, 1819.
TAYLOR & MR. FILLMORE.
some of the ilcofocos appear
in doubt as to Gcn. Taylor's
nrincii les, and whpthcr AIiixard
FilLmokk y an Abolitionist or not,
wc tiitinuo the publication of the
following letters for tieir benefit, that
tlicvf liiaypcc and know for them
.iclTs, ,In - .these letters, those who
liavo rot yet been abic to satisfy their
niinl?, can do so, unless they have
ilctcrnijiied not to be satisfied with
nnyjuiing emanating from these dis
Vuiirutlied persons. i.Thcv can here
pec mat viuii. i avi.uk s principles
are moo ' asiu.to, .jeffek
yajiid Madison jthe founders of
ouriernment; and that Millard
Fillmore is not tho'Vpiemy of Sputh
c rn ji stitutions as has been falsely as
scrtec I i)V reckless oflicc-holders and
oflict -suckers 5 but Uat he is in fact
and in truth the sincere friend of the
whoji Country. , Ilcvilluotdesertus
nic of the dinncjcrats have done,
tiie hoiir of trtd arrives. We
lon tltc p?ope to pause and
upon these things, before cast
ejr votes for Jass. Remem
aN Bur ex , hei was held up by
- Editors 4 Proprietors. '
KeEF A CHECX VT07I Atl TOrK
Do THIS, 1ST) LiCIITT IS aiTt.
Gen' I. Harrison.
VOLUME VSUMBER S3.
v SALISBURY,- N. C, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1848.
to a at!
beconf. a Candida. I was nominated by the people in i , 1 "" " mV v,p'' wbelbrron the re- , GENERAL CASS'S LAND SPECULA-
primary awemblies-by Whigs, Drnioerata and Natives, r"1"" " iuij or ine ronstaeratton oi res
in wpnrat- and mixed meetings. I resisted thein ail. ' '"'ions, will re;fou!iti ronsislrnt with this rule.
and cintintued to do till led to believe that my oppo- j 1 have none of my Congressional doctimpnts
..... ,k.. . ..e ' r .i ...
sition wsMummz the nepect of a defiance of the n.m- I,-... it,.,.. I...; c - j i t
I. . ... r r i inn urii " ML IHV ItlfllllT rPIlCliri? Ill mil.
ular wMsbes. i yiehled only when it looked like nre- c.A V -i 1
sumpt on to resist longer, and even then I should not " ' ,nor l c' e ny plersor mrao-
have done bo had not the nomination been presented toj ra,1"a to tP'resn my recollectiin ;jbul I think
me in a form unlikely to awaken acrimony or reproduce I aI sortie time while in Cotigress I took occasion
the biiernew of feeling whiclvnttends popular electrons. I to state izi substance mv viws onitbe suhierl
I say tin s.ncerity and truth that a part of the induce- I of slavery in the States ' W helher'the? remark
mcnt o my consent was the hope thai by going into the i ' , Oiaie. hether the? remarks
canvass i: would be conducted with candor if not with I reported or nut I am unal.lc to ay, but the
kindness. It has been no fault of mine that fhia antici- i s,1i,ance w.a, lhal I regarded -slavety as an
pation has proved a vain one. ; evil, but one with which the National Govern-
Aftjr I permitted myself to be announced for the Pre- : ment has nothing to do. That by the Constitu
s.dencv.UOder the crcumstancea above noticecT, Tac j tion af ih6 UnUed &ate fhf,
cepted nomination after nomination in the spirit in which ,i t . . ,ff'B M" ,v l" uirT
they ere tendered. They were made irrespective of thf luesin vas vested in the several States
purties. and so acknowledged. "No one who joined in where the institution vas tolerated. If they re
thse jiominationa could have been deceived as to my po- ' garded it as a blessing they had a Constitution
litical yiews , From the beginning a i 1.1 now I have de- j al right to enjoy it. and if they regarded it as
dared myself to be a Whig on all proper occasions ? j. t i .1 J , , , ,
With his distinct avowal published to he world?! did ! 7 hd tke PWr' and knCW kW
not thnk that I had a right to repel nominations' from to aVV'V tne remedy. I did not conceive that
political opponents any more than 1 had a right to refuse Congress had any power over it, or was in any
the vote of a Democrat at the poll and I proclaimed it j way responsible for its continuance in the wre.
...I.I I L . . i . " . - . . " I i J " -- t. t--
p m . enoiiti not reject me pottered support of ruJ States where it existed. 1 have entertained
body of my fellow-cuizens. This was inv nosition I .!.,. . .i ;L ; . -
when r. Nowmlw last I rMM.rn.,1 ri-s.Ijc.... . s' ,M " ll IOIS SUOIfCI, SIHCC 1 eX-
long before either of the great divisions of the people had ! Hm,ned 11 sulhcienlljr to t;rm an opinion, and I
held a I national convention, and when it was tbonght
doubtful if one of them would hold any.
Matjters s'ood in this attitude till spring, when there
were so inany statements in circulation concerning my
views ppon questions of national policy, that I felt con
strained to correct the error inm which the pnblic mind
was falling by a more explicit enunciation of principles,
which il did in my letter to you in April lasr. . That let
ter, and the facts which Ijhave detailed as briefly as a
When the lettpr oTMr. Krrcheral was
published some time ago, denying that
General Cass had been guilty of unfair
dealing in the famous land speculations.
a . I
he entered in the contract ; he has refus
ed to be responsible for the faithfulness of
his agent, he has refused to reimburse his
associates fortheir losses Sustained through
the agent's violation of the articles of as
sociation, aqd he. has thus as very many
11 noi an cannid men will think, exposed
himself to the charge of dishonesty alleged
which he entered into, in company with to ,iave hrcn ma,1 neainst hitn in the let
others, Avbile he was Secretary of War. ' '7 ' W"er of -Hubbard. To what
.nr. omiin says 01 inese letters we partic
we contended that so far as the public
ularly invite public atleniion. Mr. S.
was concerned, the fairness or unfairness savs that the purport of, the letters was
of the transaction was a matter of very stated to him by Mr. Hubbard, and that
little moment, The point which alone j ,neir character was described to him by
we deemed essential, was fully establish- I 9' Cass ,lims,,f- vvh iJ hey were so
I.. , rr ... lnunciatory and abusive that he would
ed hy the showing of Mr. Kercheval htm- tKke no notic, of !hpm Gpn CasSf Qn
self, or rather of Gen. Cass, for the Louis- j the contrary, writing to us in Mr. Kerche
vilje Journal says the le.tter was written j val's name, protests that he has no know,
by him. That point was the speculation ' 'Re of any such letters from Hubbard,
of a Secretary of War. in the nnhlie lnnd ! Il lhus hecomes important, in order to fix
my interest in common wW
THE CIIAB ACTEE of the? Iff
my. information from Gov. c
formed me they were ?o d-:.
abusive that he refund to r
swer to either of them, ur i r
The letters I never saw,
what Mr. Cass deemed jo
or was not so, in view of tL
grounds that give rise to ti
er they did or not make .
of Gov. Cass accomplish -"gent
what' Mr. Hubbard :
ulation as severe as you I. .
it, would Jm be&t undrrMo !,
Judge Hubbard or Gor. C
FURxif n copies or mc 1.1:1-: :
yill denj they once exisu J, :
sive in heir accusation t'
refused tb answer them, nr. : :
fwer them. What is more,
offered, by himself or Mr. K
make the money which the 1
njrent, squandered without
Gibraltar stock and ct!
when he was expressly in in
only to purchase public 1 .:
From irta poifiop this officer must of ne-
the falsehood where it belongs, to verify
the fact that the Kercheval Ipttpr i in
" enormous advantage Hm. lifiiiUvriiinw Wiih tb-
doutrt not, thai all my acts, public and private, j over 1,11 competitors, and we deemed it ! have forwarded it to Detroit :
understanding of them would permit, develooed
my whole position in relation to the Presidency, at the
Democratic Convention met in May, and coin-
wtH be found in accordance wiih this view.
The Buena Vista, published al Jarkson, Mis
sissippi, says Through the poiiicnc tf Mi.
King; of the Raymond Gazette, we are enabled
to lay bef.re our readers the following letter
entirely inconsistent with h IS position itt
employ it, in order to enrich himself. In
bygone days, these admitted speculations
of General Cass would have been regar
ded as gross offences against official pro
priety, to say the least of them. General
Harrison, during his whole term of service
To the Editors of the Louisville Journal
Forest Home, near Port Und. Me.,
Sept 1, 194S.
Dear Sirs I am in receipt of your es
teemed favor of the 1 ltli ulr., which was
forwarded from Boston hither, in mv ab
sence from both places. In respect to the
the Jsiilie party as ihc man for tho
Soujl , mi t whero is fic now ? He is
tjic ratujitlate of thej Abolitionists.
Such plqilges as Cas has given us,
VanJ pitEN gave usj to be broken
as drdunistanccs nfay require.' A
poof reliance have tfic people of the
bouth unonAss' : friendship.
. i t
OrrtcE OV lltE PlCAYCNE, j
Sedlhleana, Sept. 6..
Thcj fiIJowing letter hap been prepared by
fieri. 1 fay lor l correct any fnrfCnuo'piion whieh
no'ssihiy he prudtieetp by the n ( ent pub.
Iicatiori of exlracl from hi juivate correviuud-
eneijnd tlie appearance vi'r his signature of
tu tingle and dc la cited (netions relative
)iiiioti before the fuh!ie. The letter is
heled narrative f 1 In .eries of circutn-
itanrp: which resulted in lii. beeoniing a can.
c'iJic. It pre.oentii, in a Compact furin. all the
matten rearing upon lheul j et, and exhihils
Cfh. Talor in hU propef-'cliaraeter true to
hirntc 11 to his friend, ami to his country.
1 i i
i KastJ Pastaoocla', SErr. 4.
IkdT S!r On the 2'i.l day j4T My last, I addressed
701 If ttr eipUininj my vieM"9 in regird to various
miurta o(t public policy, lest nty fellow-citizens might
be miitl'd Jby the. many contridictory and conflicting
itilrnr iti in respect to theijfi which appeared i,n the
jog rn ah of the day and were circulated throughout the
(ountry. ,1 now find myself misrepresented and misun
Jertoo upon .another point, o such importance to my-
elf personally, if not to the roqiniry t larce.ns to claim
-' Th jitmoM ingenuity has ben expended u,pon Seve
rn lerie snd detached sentences ot letters, i
rffen-jj appeared over my sijiature, to showj
nP1 i'j equivocal attitude toward the various
K hun the people are diviihw. and especial
the yhi2 nartv an renrenenteJ bv the National Conven
jtion which aneembled in Philadelphia in June! last. Jlad
been published or con-
have heretofore said
have to complain of
the. speed with Which my answers to isolated questions
tare t4ett given op tb the captious criticism of tho?e who
r 1 . 1 L ' - i - L 1
r.,n M - V:it. ..,t.:u :i .:u i i
..... wiiii.ii, 11 miii we fcei-ii, wears r. 1V.i . n ...,i.i:..u.i : L i .
date the day on whieh the reported fl.re.up ry npv1. ook dvantajre of bis position ,in Gt- Cass's land operations with Mr.
.among ihe. Whig9 of Albany look place, in con- to Pnrich himself. He died poor, where- I Ilu,,br l hers, 1 have seen only an
mum prices; which -Gi
and fancy lots remain mo:Iv
bard's hands, at his and t:u
the,prescnt day, worthless nt.
ble arid this in the face t .
obligation to be responsih'f ;
cheval's faithfulncsstr vVc.
Now, such are the facts.
ces-of evidence of their r
what is more, if original C
needed to substantiate any c
exepptonly the unanswered !
Hubbard toGor.Cas.I hav
m name has been drawn I
before the public jou arc
make whatever use need rr.
statements to set biMcry
asking to be excused frora .'.
position of unnecessary clt:
With great regard, i
-.FRANCIS O. .
r , , rw . , ,, , i it u . i iriinu iiuiiiasiiigipaiutir, twiu mil un
sequeme of old Zck s accepting the Charles- as hd he choen-to do as General Cass j . ,ft ff. SHV wha ,pnf nf nrrnr muv . ri
both while Secretary of War and crept into'the reports on the subject, j
tn DiMnueratie nomination. This letter does ! lid.
not look much like his countenancing that ill
advised movement, an has been recklessly as
sented by the Lorofoco press. In order to ena.
Governor of Michigan, he might have
wallowed in wealth ; for no man, in this
country, ever had before such an oppor-
ble the reader to see at a glance b..ih ihe letier j ttinity of amassing a fortune in a short
and the resolutions which he approves, we ap. j time. But General Harrison was a con-
pend the letter :
Albany, August 25, 1843.
Dear Sir I have the honor to acknowledge
ihe receipt of your note of the 9ih iust., enclo
sing a printed copy of the resolutions adopted
scientious man. and did not think his of-
have seen an allusion in some paper to a
letter from Mr. Kercheval, the former
agent of the Cass association, assuming to
contradict some of somebody's statement,
but of whose or what l am uninformed.
For your guidance and the correction of
any misconceptions that have arisen in
fice was given him for his own private j any minds on the subject. I will state the
purposes ; the general feeling of his day j facts such as Gen. Cass will not coxtra
seems lo have been against it. Of late I DICT NOR authorize any mam to contradict
,. .i for him. Whatever wrong was nernelra-
years, speculations upon the country, by . , . ., . r ; . ,
l.-.i. i i. in ! rn :..t. r . .
o ui!- uougu aim ieany v.juo oi nayuionu on "uicmis, ui rvny Krnuf, inwv uecoine com- rt.Hjion of Secretary of War and nurcha
posid jheir ticket to suit them. This they had a right
to do. j The National Whig Convention met in June,
find selected me as tlieir candidate. I accepted the
nomination with gratitude and with pride. I was proud
of the confidence of such a body of men representing
such a constituency as the Whig pany of the United
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, that these emotions werrin-reased by asso
ciating my name with that of lh distinguished citizen
of Neiv 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
w ithout excuse if I were to shift the relationships which
subsisted at the time. They look me with the declara
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 h:iv s.iiil that T would arccnt n nnminntinn frn n
Demotfiais; but in so doig I would not abate one jot or j ,h'' 51,1 i"'- and desiring to know whether the ( mon and so notorious, that thev scarcely ser of the public lands, which Gen. Cass
nine i my opinions as wnuen uown. oucn a nomina
tion, aS indiciUinir a coincidence of opinion on the part
of thoe making it, should not be reg irded with disfavor
by those who think wi'h 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 io my side ; T shill not reject their aid when they
join my friends voluntarily.
I hne said I was not a party candidate, no,r am I in
that straightened and sectarian sense whiclvAvould pre
vent iny being the President of the whole people, in case
'of myi election. I did not regard myself as one before
the convention met, and that body drd not seek to make
me different from what I was They did nor fetter nie
down j to a series of pledges -which were to be an iron
rule ol action in all, and in despite of all, the contingen
cies that might arise in the course of ihe Presidential
term. 1 am not engaged to lay violent hands indiscrim
inately upon public officers good or bad, who may differ
in opinion with me. I am not expected to force Con
gress, Jy the coercion of the veto, to pass laws to suit me
ipr pass none. 1 Ins is what I mean by not being a par
ty candidate. And I understand this is cood Whig doc
trine i-I would not be a plrtizan President and hence
should not be a party candidate in the 6ense that would
make one. This is the sum and substance of my mean
ing, and this is the purport of the facts and circumstan- i
ces attending my nomination, when considered in their . RfSoJvd rh lX we rproni2P in Millard ' responsible for his acts ; that the members ! not oppose that measure !
I refer all persons, who ate anxious on the subject, to Filhnore the Whig candid tie for the Vice Pie- I of the association, after considerable time, j The articles of the association, which it
this statement for the proper understanding of my posi- I sidency, a genuine remililieao, pure patriot, a ! made a fruitless effort to obtain a settle-
political views eontaioed in those resolutions are j excjte remark
in accoruance wnn iny views.
't u m.i in.u 1 t r ' . ! We make these remarks preparatory to
I he 10th and 1 1th, only speak of my position 1 1 ' J
and views; and though I rannot feel justified introducing the following art icle from the
in nppropiiaiing to myself all th- flattering ! Louisville Journal, with the accompany
compliments contained in those resolutions, yet 1 letter of F. O. J. Smith, to which we
I am happy to say that they truly define my no. i . .i i
sition and express my views on' the suljeci to ! U1V,te th reH,,er S SPCCml antlon :
which ihey allude. GEN. CASS, AND HIS LAND SPECU-
I i. :..e ...... .t. .. i
i ;ioi nappy io 1 1 1 1 m 1 1 m iiiiii unless snmt'- ; t ATIOVJ
GOV. HULU AND GO V
Tho Union and . Mr. Mc l
very much in defence ol G(
extra charges as Indian s
on the fact, or th allegntio .
Governor Hull was paid in !
fo r si m i 1 a r se r v i ces. This i
Governor Hull receivrd ?
perintending the Indian nt. .
iga n ; not a dollar. The ih; .
etl to the ojjice of governor ;
Hull made no claim for any
on that score. Governor C
cd 81,500 a year.bejddrs It) r
for th xcry services wh:
Hull discharged for nothin;;.
On the last settlement, r
Hull with this Department, t!
of the War Department wrc:
I find that an nllowanc
him of 8750 for soperintj :
years 1809. 1810. 1811. Iwh
.. r..., j , , '"'' j
trom m candid and connectd exposition of m;
tioin to ilic public in reg ird to? the pendini-Presit
liiblei, I (
sustained, and about which each man
must reason in his own way, will appear
from and in these facts.
The contemplated capital of the associ
ation was 8220.000. Of this mm Gen.
Cass subscribed to furnish 820.000, and
was reported by the agent, Mr. Kercheval ' within the limits of the Michi
as having advanced 815,000. The ag- j That was at the rate of 6
gregate purchases were about 8150,000, ! Governor Mull charged th
ihing occurs which cannot f,reeen, I think j j on,v, tfie operation having been too much ; a jrnr lor ine sam?
this State is certain for the Whig ticket by a Some Weeks ago we published a state- embarrassed by the "specie circular" of which Governor Cass was r
large majoiiiy. ment in regard to Gen. Cass' land specu- , July, 183G. to be farther conducted to ad- years, 81500 a year, with r. '
Please to make my acknowledgements to the lations whilst he was Secretary of War ! vantage. Besides. Gen. Cass went to ten years two saluiics cf 1 1 .'
members of your Club, and believe me, j under Gen. Jackson. We stated that he ! France early afterwards, and the advan- j The allegation, then, oft!.
Respectfully jurs, j was a member of an association got up j tage of his operation in the locations was ! Governor Cass's claims nr. I
MM iVnn fii t innp ! for speculating in Western lands ; that lot. General Cass was a member of Gen. were in "accordance with t!
tne association consisted oi nimseir, ine Jnchu s caunici cuojucr m ui i jmiuv v.
Hon. Henry Hubbard, the Hon. F. O. J. j to operate either for or against him, at ; for similar semces" is
sjm;ik nn.f tko.'Hnn fn T ri . 1 1, t tlip date of the ci rc u I a t. and it would be a ! Cass claimed and was r.l!
The following are the resolutions referred ; Qn Qass hfllj serc,ion Df the nnt I curious in coming into this land operation. I where IJull claimrd ncthir
If t h 1 din hi t he known whether he did or did auamonai. wnere nun cias:
hatever may be said .f t
merits on other fields, in t!.-
the) Treasurv. Gen. Cam y:
John B. Peyton, Esq., Pies'l.
he Presidency and the people. It it is not man 0f exalted intellect and hi.'h aenuircments 1 mpnl with Hass ; that Wr. Unhhard wrote
cannot make it so, and shall cease to at- j .t, corvoi ,i ' ,r .Jtl,i ' . .; . ..:n: i
wi,. ii.. .vy ,......... p. ivj lo ij i in ur nuuiiuiii nun as iuiati, ami
that 1 oc-
pa rites iri-
r,,,'V r.:.i,.u.. a.i . ..r .i..:
In taking leave of the subject, I have only to add that ' u r'"7" "' ji"" io-
o letters to you embrace all the topics 1 design to j- meni, wnose every. act mauiiests mat tie is a
of pending this canvass. If I am elected, I shall j true devotee of liberty, whose name is prominent-
that an honest zeal may enect to cement the bonds ; v identified with the Whiirnarlv. and whose
tion which ansembled in PhilaUelph
rs and, 'ac raps of letters be
troed in jcohnretion with wtiiit I I
pon thia'subiect, I should no! now
1 1 1 .. f : .... I
of ou Union and establish the happiness of my country
men Upon an enduring basis.
To Capt J. S. Aluson.
Wre take peculiar pleasure in laying before
the. pjublic the subjoined letter from Mr.. Fill
MonE oh the subject of Abolition, whfch has
kirebeen made rny enemies by a nomination which has
keen tf pcfered to me without solicitation or arrangement
rnitjf ; or of the manner ill which select passages in
orueftf nv letters., written infthe treedom and carcless-
H'saorio Confidential correspoidence, have been commu-
nicatlihrlhe public pjess. ut riven from the contest,
'nj separated from a' scriesl of explanatory facts and
,:...J . ' . J. 'i
vHvuniriances wuicn are, in e iar us inuiniivuM isuuir-
nir(l historical, they artfiBsdcceptive as though they
1 i . ... ..I- l . i ........ ... .
"ere lHmiuve laoncationa.r i atiuress vou tms letter to
all lhat any Southern man could expect from a
furnished us by Gov. G aylk, for publica
It will be found frank and explicit, and
is important for you to understand, requir
ed as follows :
"The airent shall be reauired to locate
that Cass was silent tinder the charge. ftml finll.r public lands at the minimum
Our statement was made on the aufhori- ! pricfS lo wilf at 1 25 per acrp He 9tJi
ty of the Hon. F. O. J. Smith, one ol the be al jjberty to exercise his judgment in
rnmliiT r f tb f KKno'i ft t inn. but wt mnt ' i .i. i .: i .: I
talents and patriotism justly emkle him to the ." . " ... mnKm? irM, locauons nuu euirir, ...iu
love and admiration of hi, countrymen. i S;l mJU.,Ce l0In lh?t ,", ,?0tt g" limited in making .aid rn-
it in 1 1. n.. ",,,u"u 1 "j tries, to the estates ot tUicmgan aim Illinois,
of his friends, at the same time asking I and lo lhe territory of Wisconsin.
urnl ir.em. to repeal ii io us io puuuM, u, . B ft subsequent modification of the ar
dier than Gen. Hull. 7c
Resolved, That the charge ofj abolitionism,
recklessly adduced against Millard Fillmoie, by
unscrupulous partizan opponents;, for lhe pur-
pose of nxciiing . sectional prejudices against
'him, has no foundation whatever! in truthTt
. : i.: i j: :.a i...
on ine toniritv-, is inuiiiiiiiaiiiiy uipprmr-u i . r .. , . .1 . . .
. . . - . .. J! . count of any sliiht error that may have
r me 1 . " e , y P . . , ,
I thu fnn1 1 ri nnnvtinn wrnfp it fnr nnr
1 in ii m iti v4 Bv. " t : 1 ft blama. r 1 1. 1 . . . .
7.. .kio ..v,.t..ot;n n p. 1 l"',ro' -r,- 1 iy a new lumr in inc in :
iwr: iiiriivi Luia 1 Aiiuiniiuuii . v i-i. .1 . 1 1 ir .-. . ' -
'nninnrireii in ne pi pnnpn mm inr
' the ruospr.c
TU Nw- Yftfl- H.rrl 1 t'
sent appearances that Gcnr r
get the vote of Pennsylva:."
nld thus sneaks of the Vat:
" This Van Uuren mnvt r:
Smith from imputations on ac
ny slight error that may have
grown out of his friend's misunderstand-
the solemn declaration of our candidate
Tisa ProciHunr'V uV.ttreA lonif elnCx III thfrftiin-
.kl o.;'. .i.,. f.,, nnnar i ins or misrecollection.
citizen of a free Slate. -Indeed it is perfectly . .. . :7...r..,L ...r.t. .Y : i Mr. Kercheval. the acent of the associ-
I j , - 1 uuuer ine uoiiMiiui nii, iu iiiiciuii; nnu iii in- i ----- - . - r-
sound all that tho South could ask and !,:,,, r.f(tntr.e.tlf slavery :i ii pilst in ihn ! ation. selected by Gen. Cass, sent us a let-
stambs indelibly with falsehood the charge of i States of this Union : and therefore we feel well ter which our readers no doubt remember.
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wret the injustieethot has leen done me, and the pub-'
k toipe: extent that j ami, an object of interest lo them,
I alillllnot wear you by nh elabornle recital of every
tocidedt Connected with the fffst presentation cf my name
M ndidate for the; Presidency. I was then at the
Vad olltA Anwricnn arnsv 4io tie val'ev of the Rio
j t , , , . ; r; . j rr "-
Crarvle.1 w as surrounded y Whigs and IX'iriocrats
hoikd stood by mein therying hpurs of my life.nnd
tntiji was ny destiny jto conduct thrdjugh scenes of
'Wijrter trial. My (iiutyi to that army, and ta the
KfpuUlic whose Vatt'es wb were waging, forbade my as-
uniihb a position of seerain hostility to any ponion of
brave men under. my (onitnanJ all of whom knew
1 W.aiAVhlg In principle, 4r I made no conceahnent
m j truncal 'sentimeruf of predilections,
atnhai! been the violence of party struggles Soring
oar late prealdeMtal eleetionji, that the acceptance of a
Mini bilk undtt the varloui interoretationa oiten tb the
4f oaitfuoas 01 a candidal ir,A . .h. nu;-v-ltk
4 fretUry ofltUcal hnejalet, was equivolent almost
o ajedaration It ncoP4)n,iming ennuty t ,j who
44 nU wbwribe to its teoek I wi oowiUing to ha.
M tU eflVct of aoch reluWhip twra t'any f, ihe
tfdfyh arWer rwcomnwta Ud ta fc-oairf an1 enemy
fwnw lo mIL Uwtoulk have Uea uoju in iuelf
waairenuimant toknclfrelinffa aa it wn A
illt LjjUt, BOW
Abolitionism, which the Locofoco press of the
South have been endeavoring to tix upon the
distinguished and patriotic writer. There is
not a prominent man of any party north of the
Potomac who is freer from all taint, or suspicion
of abolitionism, none, who.-in feeling or princi
ple, is farther removed from fanaticism, none
ente rtaining sounder cr j more conservative
views, and none more ready to stand by the
authorized to be extended into the States
and territory mentioned, 6lc."
The article further provided :
Mr. Kercheval shall be employed as
the Mgent of the association, for whose in
tegrity, faithfulness, and punctuality. Mr.
Cass agrees to be responsible."
, It was out of the departure of Mr. Ker
cheval from the provisions cited, and dm.
this country ; already it h
five liberty papers have p
support of the Buffnlo no::.',
national reformers, who j
ritt Smith, are looking in t:
tion. All the ultras, an i f
parties, the people of one i !'
gathering together for the r
porting Mr. Van Hurrn.
ning lobe very much rf
assured ihal Southern institution will never he ; That letter, as we stated at the time pt
assailed or molested bv anv act of Millard Fill- 1 its nublication. and as we can prove, came
: .u u i....:.; n...- r.0 1 Pmh' failure tit make irood the conseouent
liiuii.. j It) u III llir ininin 1 miiL ui vjrii. v' i .-.-j iiuir -" . i - . . , ,
" : -4 I self. Gen. Cass, in the said letter writing ' damage believed to be sustained by the 1 .Mr. Lainoun. as ne ripn-
. ., . I mtbpnume of Mr. Kercheval. denied eve. ! Hubba.d portion ol the purchased inter cent speech 111 vnarleslon.
ueamoj ur. aiarnn. narge a jjnres ; " JKi:-i...i k.. t .bt t be rorre.non Jence of Mr. Hub-: may be the result ol the pr,
inir-iiiriii. u iiiiii rii 1 1 . .j., ...... .... . . . . .
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Constitution, than Millard Fillmore.
at tome lhe Union ol Wednesday says: j Except innVp, thft main a'lu, important bard with Gov. Cass, to which you allu- tinl ele ct.on. the next on,
"A very long and interesting despatch fat. that whilst a member of the Execu ; ded, arose. The association made a clas- ; fj-arfu! contest, and ma l.
was received at the tate Department, by live cabinet, he got up a powerful associ- situation of the agent's purchases on the , Ihatmjr cause
.vi.. . -r yi 1 -itiiin lor oneculation in the nublic land" v-ar following their completion, and. by 1 IJHegalc irom wn0r.
the last steamer.trom Dr. Martin, otirac- 'Tin lor speculation in puonc inou.. t? 1 A- .trrtrd tn the r.ir
Con ,i,,.,io anJ ,Le ,Wi p.nM b, .W . Ch,ge d'Affarb at Rome, , Go. CasS in rbt.r wrhln, we be- : WWJ n, Mr. Van LU,
lore saui in wr. aerciwi immr, unnm , ... - .-v. . . r. J if hlmnr-t,, r:
oetween uov. iass anu jf.wfuy - " j -
Mt thty are all of one Import, and in con form it
Albany, N. Y., July 31, 1S4S.
Hon. John Gayle-
Dear Sir: I have your letter of the 15th in.
slant, but my official duties have been so press
ing jhai I have been compelled to neglect my
private correspondents. T bad also determined
to Write no letters for publication bearing upon
the contest in the5 approaching canvass. But
i as yon desire some information for your own
saJiiiaction in regard to the charges brought
against ine from ih South oh the slave? ques
tioiii I have' concluded to state briefly my posi.
' V'hile I was in Congress, there was mueh
agititmn oh the riht : of pel Won; ! My .votes
will doubtlesV le found recorded uniformly in
favor of it. The" rule upon which I arted was,
that every citizen presenting a repectful peii.
lionl to ibe body that by the constitution naume
power to grant or' refuse IhV piaj-er of was
eutjilerj to t'e heard jand iherelore: the1 petit ion
ought to be 'received; and considere'dC if right
ah rcaoha6lcViHe rWye'f should 'bjs 'gWuef;
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11 I I 1 1 s.wtmi ih ?tttf9 III
1 .. .1.1, ,.r. uknw k- U-ti-r in h m n (hp 1 nnrina associates. ur. nuunnru "..m , w" . .. . .
i . i .... r .c? Krtt h I h c r a 1 1 r Anri morn I Iv. ion- c
bjeel oi tne Dusiness oi me association. ; vu,. ... ; . tn thm tlninn ftf ,tr
irihpn Mr. Ilabbard did address such a ' der his agreement io ne respoi..e ur j -; - " " y. ; .
b elected rrest dm
faithful execution of his consideration should enter t.
gi iiij, (in aii uuiiiwi ui3 vui'iini irvrjniuii t n I Ii t e
by the Pope of the compliments which 1 all knowledge ol Mr. Hubbard s having gency. ISut as
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his Holiness paid to our country and
treating, with great clearness and force, ; su
f . ...... ! lC.uL l:. ll
oi ine smmiion ui num.-. mi i ui .us iiiii- , -- , r. ir.h..-.IV
icI condition of the Italian St.it.s. This letter to uen. oas-sanau ,ne lyercnevai 4,lr- "l iound to make eood the l.5e. '.. Hie ttatt.nunan,! ;
uespntch bears date on the 20th of A... let." as can and will prove. , CW b mojytd i So! The election ,f V,
rust. And noxv remark the m-laneholy hand wr.t.ng. Cass .. onqaniionnh y gutl- n ,s,, o ''"' ' . .. J with 0ie c,cunutu,
vhich has so rapidly ensued I j 'V J "8" 77- iaiJll,wu ( s Gibraltar 8tickf- and like second the principles that wout-l
with much concern we have to recorded in black and white. ; 0,-n Kv n.h soecula- the vrestie which he t .
A few days ago we addressed a letter nt..ru P"-", ! -i k " -.ir ,K. hin into Ihe White Jlausc.
tors, insteao 01 com...... . . ,
-nuhlic lands at the minimum price, to j :: -
of August, and breathed his last on the we sunjoin ms answer, ne iunrm take place.
change which has so rapidly ensue
" It is
ctntf that thp. snmn nrrivft.1 hrin?s letters
from Mr. Bancroft at London.and Gen. to Mr- 'n,ln uPon tne snhject o! the s ac
Armstrong at Liverpooh stating that Dr. mtnt published by us and Uen. Cass ue- , u. c - - of the Van Daren mova
Martin wis taken violently ill on the 25th nial of it. Mr. Smith has answered and - w.t. 8 L2 5 pe. r acre. Ststhan any other pojiUcal n
on the we suhjoin Ins answer, lie tuny venues cuicniiy ; tate vlace. Let the bou'.u
- .. 1 . I . .U M ' sniinlhort
28th. Thus tho country loses an adrhira- ; matena portions o. ; ,. mlasure 0f jus,ice was the
hie representative abroada man of de- ; narrat.ve of the facts winch read JW' 'fiZZsArtt to Gov.
cided talents, of great accomplishments? " " "'g1'1 b '",? "P '' S?2toh whilelbe latter was in Paris,
and high characler, and one of the best . know that he quote, the contract of t e Ca , both b la lhe laUr w
writerf.n bufecountry I .orrec y. JV ''Tdd my inform.-
e oded. 1 : li7o from Mr. Hubbard, being
r l9.lin ..n.-c Via 1nlilll(Tinlarl W S . t . ft
.-r,' r"","a m', ,6 !, - i all the parties; general oas inciuueu. i '-.V-"." tUm r..ut though to a
a native of North Carolina, and w-as much; Aeeordins to Mr. Smith's exposition, with him still inthe resuiu 1 y
eSterneWfor,. his talents and :arniabilify of Geb. Cass has refused to this day to corn- j small atheriet at the time of
chAricU1 ;M " 1 ' W ' ' U V I ply with the solemn obligation into' which land he narux0 mo ncen j
Hanging in Efigy Tfc e b
county, Alabama, hate hoi. -James
Congre$i&om AUbanii. Mr.
and hi sole ofTenre, is in I H
Ua - Democracy pre-
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