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From the Raleigh Standard.
MOCRATIC STATE CONVEX
Thursday. Dec MM, 1843
jThis bodj ase ribli'i'l to-day at 12 o'
ick at the II ill of the House of Com
ans, in the City of Rdeigh, and was c d
I loonier by VV F.Leake, Esq., of Rich-
bnl, on whose motion Cen. Birzihai
aves, of Caswell, was raWed temporarily
the Char, and Wm. VV. H dden, oi
ike, appointed Secretary, pro tern.
On motion of Mr. Busbee, of Wake,
e counties were called in alphabetical or-
r, when the following g'-ntlemen appear-
.1 as Deb-gates:
7Wei Robert M Kin.
Beaufort Matthew .Shaw, and Benji
Burke Waighstall VV. Avery.
Chatham 0. L Birch, .1. .1. Jackson.
evi S. Tower. I)r Hanks, S. VV. Cotten.
rid Thomas l)e Grdfenreid.
Craven D K McRae, Perrin Busbee,
jnd Win. VV. HoMen.
Cumberland Dr. Thos. N. Cameron,
uncan Mgrchison, Benjamin F Atkins.
iVm. H. Bayne, dames Suange, A lex Mc
Leod, A. A. MeKeithan, David Reid,
Iryant Barnes, Arthur Melvin, and Mr.
Caswell den. Rarzillai Craves, Thorn
s L. Lea, Nathaniel J. Palmer, and Col.
Frankin f5 nil ford Lewis. Wm. A
pfireys Jeremiah Solomon, Josiah Uriel
;e, Cidton Glenn, Wm. Joyner, and John
S. T witty.
Granville tlen. VV. S. M'Clan-dian.
Vm. 0. Gregory, Thomas Miller, Alex,
latler, Jas. Cooper, Stephen Beasley, N.
C. Cannndv, Samuel Rog rs, John S. Ea-
on, Rich'd Sneed,and T. P. Duke.
Ilabfax Dr. Wm. F. Skelton, and Dr.
Johnston Dr Josiah . 0. Wntson.
Barnes Tondinson, Krdar VV'hilley, Joiah
Houlder, Lunsford Rieh.rdson, B. F. Bd-
"nger, A. Mnchener, II. H. Hobhs, VV.
?rnigan, J. VV. . Wason, Aveia VV'al-
mn, A. J. Leach, Li. Smith, anu I. VV .
Jones Wm. P. v ard, and Benj. As
Lincoln Leonard E. Thompson, and
J no. Webster.
Lenoir Gen. George Whitfield.
Moore Daniel Mcintosh, Areh'd Mc-
Keiihan, Wm. D. Hanington, and Cyrus
Montgomery Col. D. R Cochran.
Martin A. if. Mooring, arid Col. J. G.
New Hanover Stephen Cost in, and E.
Nash Samuel L. Arrington, Absalom
B. Haines, and lames VV. Lancaster.
Northampton Thomas Bragg, Jr.
Onslow Jasper E'lViidge
Orange Gen Joseph Allison, J. Syd
ney Smith, Col. Wm. Horner, Benjamin
Hurdle, Capt. John Berrv, Mai Jones
M. Palmer. Gen. Beoj. Trollinger. Patter-
Bon M'Dade, Joseph Baker, and t apt A.
Person Sydner Walton, and Samuel
Rowan John VV. E lis.
Randolph John Fruit.
Rockingham Wm. P. Watt
Richmond Waller F Leake.
Sampson A. B henut.
Warren Henry Fills, John Daley,
Gen. Micajah T. Hawkins. S. Sutherland,
Henry J. Macon, Geo D. liaskerville,
and Wm Eaton.
Wuvut Dr. Samuel A. Andrews,
.Spires Singleton, and John Exom.
frafce Allen Rogers, :r. eh Jones,
Louis D. Henry, Kimbrough Jones, J no.
H. Wheeler, John M. Heming, VV m. B.
Dunn, J. Q. Jeffreys, Hillory Wilder.
Saml. Whitker, Sr. P. B Burt, B rr
I). Sims, Joshua Roper, John B. Johns.
Burwell Temple, Col, Willie Pope, An-
rleron Clements, Tjprrtal Jones, Matthew
Jones, laaac Rowland, Green Beckwith
James B Shepaid, Peri in Busbre, Gaston
n. Wilder, Alpheus Jones. B B Smitii
John Hutchins. Wm. VV. Hidden. Win
White, D K McRae.John O'Ruurke, Al
fey Hunier, Henry Hayes, Gen. James M
Mangum, Wm. R Poole, M. Thompson
Jno. Hayes, and Jas. D. Newsom.
On motion of Dr. Cameron, of Cumber
land, the chair appointed the following
gentlemen a committee (one from each
Congressional District) to report Officers
lor the convention, and also Rules for its
government: Mess's. vV. W. Avery, L.I
E Phomps).., Na h'l J. Palm,,, Walter
F. Leake, J. S Smith. T. N. Cameron. ';
G. -orge Whiifi-dd, Thomas Bragg, Jr, and.
S.itnM L. Arrington. " j
Whceopon, on motion of Mr. Avprv '
of Burke, the convention adjourned until
half p;t.st three o'clock.
Half past 3 o'clock.
The convention again as-'o.bUd, when
Dr. Cameron, from ihe committee of nine,
suhmitt. (I the following Report:
The committee appointed to designate
Officers, ami to suggest Rules of govern
ment for the convention, beg leave respect
fully to recommend Louis D. Henrv, of
Wake, as President, Walter F. Leake, of
Richmond, S.m'l A. Andrews, of Wayne,
loseph Allison, of Orange, and M. T.
Hawk ins, of VV anen, a Vice Presidents;
md Wm. VV. Hidden, of Wake, and Wm.
H Bayne, nf CumhcrlaiiM, as Secretaries.
I hey also recommend that the conven
tion be governed bv the Ru' of Order
which governed the House ot Comm. t;" af
i's ession of 184-'1.3. so far as the same
may he applicable, with this addition, thti
ea. h eoniry represented in this Convention
'hall be eoiiUed to the number of votes, on
any proposition, cot responding wilh the
number o? Ri )re-entati es to which the
are respectively eniideil in the House of
Commons by the I .si appoi tionment.
Allol vhtch is nvpectfolly submitted.
THOS N CAMERON, t ha'n.
The report wis unanimously concurred
in, whereupon Gen. Hawkins and Dr.
Cameron conducted Mr. Herrv to the
chiiir. who returned his :cknowledgMients
for the honor conleried upon bi n, and a I
d rested the convention for more than ha'f
an ho ir, with singuLr ability and elo
quence. On motion rf Mr Aver, it was
Resolved, Thai the President appoint a
committee to consist of two delegates from
each Congressional Distiict, to prepare
matter for the consideration of this Con
The President stated that the above
committee would be announced at the next
meeting; whereupon on motion of Mr.
Reid, of Cumber land, the convention ad
journed until half past seven o'clock.
Half past 7 o'clock.
The President called the convention to
order, and announced the following gen
tlemen as the General committee of 18:
First D'stilct VV. VV. A very,
Second District John VV. Ellis and L
Third District Barzillai Graves and
Naih'l J. Palmer.
Fouith Dis!tict Walter F. Leake and
Fifih Ditiict Thos. N Cameron and
J B Sh.pard.
Sixth Dtrict George Whitfield and
Seventh District Wm. 0. Gregory and
G. I). PaskervilJe.
E ghth Distiict Matthew Shaw and S.
L. Ai rington. .
Ninth District Thos. Bragg, Jr, and
A. Mooi tug.
Mr. Thompson, of Lincoln, suggested
the importance of having foil representa
tion in the General committee, from the
Fost Ditri -1, and inasmuch as Mr. .Avery
was i fie o Iv delegate in attendance from
I hat District h- presented a proposition
to aociate Mr. Bubee, of Wake, with
Mr. A very, as a member of ihe commit
tee. I he proposition "ai unanimously
concurred in, and Mr. Bosbee was there
fo.'e added to the (ieneral committee.
I he communication of Thomas Loring,
Eq.. to the convention, was read, and or
dered to lie on ihe table.
On motion of Mr Avery, the conven
tion adjourned until to-morrow morning at
Friday, Dec 15M, 1S43.
The President resumed the chair at 11
o'clock, and ihe convention was opened
by prayer off" red by the Rev. J . E. Ed
wards, of Raleigh.
Mr. McRae, of Wake, presented a letter
from the chairman and Secretaries of the
late democratic meeting in Craven county,
addressed to Messrs. T. Loring, D. K.
MRae, Perrin Bosbee. and VV. VV. Holden,
requesting and empowering them to repre-j
s nt Craven in this Convention. On mo
tion of Mr Palmer, of Caswell, h names
f the gentlemen present were recorded as
lelegaies and representatives from said
At ihi stage of the proceedings, at the
n quest of the convention, it was addressed
by Messrs Smith, of Orange, and McRae,
f Wake, in an able and eloquent manner;
.fier which, on motion, the convention ad
journed until half past three o'clock.
Half past 3 o'clock. -
The convention again met the Piesi-
lenl in the chair.
The absence of Mr. Bayne, one of the
Secretaries of the convention, having been conferre I upon ihp President by the Con
suggested, on motion of Dr. Cameron, ofUtitotion of the Uniied Slates, is a valuta
Cumberland. Wm. A.Jeffreys, of Frank
lin, was appointed in his place.
Mr. Palmer announced, in an appropri
ate and feeling manner, the death of the
Hon. William Montgomery, one of thr
Delegaies from Orange to this convention,
and submitted the following resolutions,
which were unanimously adopted:
Resolved, That this convention have
learned, with feelings of deep regret, of the
death of the Hon. William Montgomery,
of the county of Orange, one of the dele
gtej from that county to this convention,
and that we sincerely sympathize with his
family in the loss they have sustained; and,
with the democratic party of the county ol
Orange we deeply regret lh loss of a gen
tleman who, for an almost unbroken peri
od of 20 years, has been their faithful and
efficient Representative either in the State
or National Legislature.
Resolved, That the Secretaries of this
convention transmit to the family of the
deceased a copy o( these resolutions.
Mr. Baskerville, of Warren, from the
general committee of eighteen, submitted
ue following Report:
The committee to whom it was referred
to report subjects proper for the considera
lions and action of the Convention, having,
as lar as circumstances permitted, bestow
ed their reflection upon the duty thus as
signed them, beg leave to report, that in
their opinion the subjects proper for the
action of the convention, consist in Ihe
nomination ofa candidate of the Democrat
ic Republican party for Governor of the
Stale, the appointment of two delegates to
represent the State at large in the National
Convention of the party, to assemble in
Baltimore in May next, and in the concise
and explicit avowal of our principles; and
lor the action of the convention upon these
subjects we submit to their consideration
'he following resolutions:
I. Resolved, That this convention, con
fiding in the unsullied private character of
Col. MICHAEL HOKE, of Lincoln coun
ty, his eminent ability and unfaltering de
votion to democratic principles, nominate
him as the candidate of the democratic par
ty of ibis State in the approaching Guber
2. Resolved, That a committee of three
be appointed by the President of the con
vention to inform Col. Hoke of his nomi
nation, and request his acceptance of the
same; and further, that they express to him
the hope of this convention that he will
thoroughly canvass the Stale.
3 Resolved, That this convention an-
prove the call that has been made for the
assemblingof a democratic national conven
tion at the city of Baltimore on the fourih
Monday in May next, for the purpose of
nominating candidates for the office of
President and Vice President of the Uni
ted States, and that we will support, with a
becoming zeal, the nominees of that con
vention. 4 Resolved, That we hereby appoint
Louis D. Henr' and Charles Fisher to rep
resent the State ol North Carolina in that
convention, leaving to the people, in their
respective Congiessional Districts, the ap
poiutiiient of the other delegates from this
State to said Convention.
5. Resolved, That in the opinion of this
convention, a National Bank, apart from
the Constitutional objections to such an in
stitution, is uncalled for in the present st de
of the country, either as a fiscal agent for
the government or as a reg-dator of the ex-
changes, and is unnecessary to secure aj
sound circulating medium; and that such an
institution would be detrimental to our btst
interests, and dangerous to the liberties of
6 Resolved, That while we are uncom
promisirgly opposed to a tariff for protec
tion, we are not the advocates of direct
taxation to raise the means wherewith to
administer the Federal Government; that
a tariff of duties, laid solely with a view to
the raisingof a sufficient revenue for the
economical administration of the govern
ment, and not to afford bounties to a par
ticular class or classes, is what we approve,
and what we ate at all limes willing to sup
port. 7. Resolved, That we regard the Tariff
act of 1S42, as passed in the main for pro
tection and not for revenue, and that we are
opposed, not only to the principles but to
the details of said act.
8. Resolved, That in the existing state
of the country, the worse than exhausted
state of the Public Treasury, and an alrea
dy large and increasing National Debt, the
distribution of the proceeds of the sales of
the public lands would be a measure as ab
surd as impolitic; that we deprecate the
proposition made by some of our oppo
nents for the assumption of the Debts of
the State by the Federal Government,
whether the same be proposed directly by
distributing the proceeds of the public
lands, as a specific fund for that purpose,
or indirectly by the imposition of high du
ties upon foreign imports, with a view to
the creation of surplus, to be divided.
9. Resolved, That the Veto Power
ry feat tre of that instrument, sanctioned
by reaon and experience, and that we n
grd the i ut h less attack made upon it bv
the whig party, as an attempt to chang
the existing form of our government, in
order to secure paity objects, and gratify
ambitious and exasperated pirty leaders.
10 Re-oled, I hat the fine imposed on
General Andrew Jackson, by Judge Hall,
ought to be refunded, wh interest, un
conditionally and without delay, as an
act of justice to a brave and meritorious of
ficer. 1 1 Whereas The attempt on the part of
some of our political opponents lo misrep
resent the opinions of the democratic p rt
upon the subject of the State B.mkn, ha
made it necessarv that the cnarge shouhi
be met and rep J'ed, Resolved, therefore.
Pint the democratic pariy is noi oppose-:
to properly rgu'aied State institutions,
based upon a specie capital; and we lepudi
ate the charge ihat we are the advocates of
an exclusixe metallic currency, as gratuil
ous ami unfounded But the late disor
deied condition of the exchange- of tin
country has convinced us tha. two thing
are necessary to secure the benefi's, and at
ihe same time to avoid the abuses of the
system: First, such h uter obligations im
posed by tin- Legislature as will coerce thn
redemption nf their note under a heavy
penalty: Se ondlv, an individual liability
imposed on the stockholders for the note
which lhty issue; and further, that no bank
ought to be chartered without these provi
sions and restrictions.
12. Resolved. That the President of this
convention appoint tv'nty-one persons t
act as a State Central Commit'ee of the
democratic party, to iwne one or more ail
dresst s to the people, ami to take such oth
er steps as, in their opinion, may be con
ducive to the success of our principles.
The Report and Resolutions having been
read, on motion of Dr. Cameron the sense
of the convention was taken on them sepa
rately, and i hey passed the convention
unanimously the question on the fourth
Resolution being put by Dr. Andrews, one
of the Vice Presidents.
On motion of Dr. Cameron, the name of
the President of the Convention was added
to ihe State Central Committee hereafter
to be appointed.
Mr. Avery, of Burke, rose to respond
on behalf of the western democracy, to the
nomination of Col. Hoke. He said that al
though Col. Hoke would incur co"siderab!e
sacrifices in accepting the nomination and
going forth as the barerof the democratic
banner, yet he knew so well the attachment
of that gentleman to ihe puociples of the
party, that he could venture to assure the
convention he would ni t dec line the nomi
nation. He would canvass ihe Stale he
would bear any burden the cause might re
quire him o bear he would go into the
campaign, and labor night and day, with
lhat zeal and eluquenr.e which so highly
distinguish him, for the advancement and
glorious triumph of the democratic party.
Alter Mr. Avery had concluded, a call
was made for Col. Wneeier, of Wake,
an Mr. Ellis, of Rowan, hoth of whom m
succession addressed the convention in an
able and animated manner.
The President announced the following
gentlemen as the Committee to inform i ol
Hoke of his nomination.and request his ac -
ceptance: Messrs. John Websier, of Lin
coin, VV. VV. Avery, ol Burke, and Gen.
B. (J raves, of Caswell.
On motion of Ge . Graves, of Caswell,
the convention adjourned to meet at teven
Seven o'clock, P. M.
The convention met pursuant to adjourn
ment, the President in the Chair.
Mr. Thompson, of Lincoln, sobmi'ted
the following resolution, which was unani
Resolved, That this Convention recom
mend to ihe democratic party throughout
the State of North Carolina the formation
of democratic Associations in each county
in the State, for the purpose of diffusing
information among the people.
The Convention was here entertained, at
its request, by spirited and appropriate
speeches from Messrs. Bushee, of Wake,
R id of Cumberland, Bragg ol Northamp
ton, Jackson of Chatham, and FitMof War
ren, all of whom responded wih great
warmth to the action jut had by the Con
vention, and ured upon the parly the im
poi !ance of union and harmony, and high
and persevering effort in the approaching
Mr. Palmer, of Cawell, offered the fol
low ing resolution, which was unanimously
Resolved, That the proceedings of this
meeiing be published in the democratic na-
pcrs of North Carolina, and also in ihe
Gen. Graves, of Caswell, offered t' fol
lowing resolution, which was unanimouslv
Resolved, That the thanks of this Con
vention ate hereby tendered to the Presi
dent Vice Presidents, and Secretaries, for
the able and faithful manner in which they
have ilischarged their du y.
- On motion of Mr McRae, of Wake, the
Convention adjourned sine die.
LOUIS D HENRY, President
M T HAWKINS, -j
JOS ALLISON. !VjcePres,l9
S A. ANDREWS, Vice tresis.
VV. F. LEAKE. J
William VV. Holden,
William H. Bayne,
(JWm. H. Ma v hew, Esq.. has taken
choge of the editorial department of the
.Wwbernian, a Whig paper, publish d in
Nwliern, formerly edi ed by Mr. It. G.
Mooie, deceased. Wash Rep.
fJJ"D K. McRae, Esq having with
drawn from the E litori d department of
the Democraiic Signal, thai paper will
h reafter he conducted by Perrin Busbee,
Esq Rat. Stand.
We have been informed hy Rev. L.
K. Willie, of Granville, that the commu
nication which appeared in the Richmond
Eoqinrrr, relative to the cultivation of Tea
in that County, is all a hoax.
Clerical Depravity. The Oberlin (0
hio) Evangelist announces to its readers
that the Rev. H. C. Tavlor, its late editor,
lias betrayed the confidence reposed in
him by having been guilty for two years
pat of pnrloi dug money from the Evan
gelist office, of emb-7.zling funds sent by
mail from subscribers, of pilfering from
the dravxer of the post office, to which he
h is had access, and of seduction under ag
gravated circumstances all of which
crimes tie h is fully confessed since his ar
tesi and imprisonment. Of this person the
Cleveland Herald sas:
He was in easy circumstances, respec
ted and beloved, an active and honorable
member of society, benevolent and useful,
and devoted to the great work of 'doing
good.5 But in an evil hour he took the
first false step, and he now confesses and
mourns his crimes in a degraded felon's
cell, while a multitude of friends to whom
he had knit himself as with hooks uf-'el
in the days of his uprightness, are pierctd
to the heart core that in truth,
He was a man
Who stole the livery of the court of heaven
To serve the devil in.'
His first false steps was taken about
two years ago. He was employed to go to
Washington, and wanting moie funds than
were in bis honest possession, he made up
the deficiency fiom ihe Evangelist office,
with the intention of accounting for it on
his return. On arriving at home, and
learning that no suspicion rested on him,
instead of refunding the money he took
anoth t siep in crime. The road to infa-m-
became broader nd swifter at each
successive step, until the outward mask of
virtue was finallv lilted by the boldness of
undetected and increasing depravity, and
revealed to a shocked community the de-
i formed and loathed hypocrite. Bewareof
ihe first fale step!
Fire and loss of life Probable Mur
der The N. V. t ommercial of Tuesday
! s ,v,. u understand that the houe of
Captain Housman of the schooner VVhig,
who arrived heie this morning from Vir
ginia, situated at Slaten Island, north side,
i ear Port Richmond, was burned to the
ground last night. The w ife and child of
Capt Housman perished in the flames.
When the steamboat It ft the Island this
morning, a general impression prevailer
hat the house had been robbed, the in
inatts murdered, and the premises after
wards fired. Captain Hnnsrran was known
to be well ff. and particularly to have re
ceived SI, 000 jus before he sailed, which,
wiih a handsome gold watch, he left at
home. Tlrs and other proptrty in the
houe is supposed to have ltd to the horrid
crime, as neither vvaich, nor money, nor
the silver spoons, of which there was a
dozen and a half, nor Mrs Housman's
jewelry, or any other property, had been
Sad Death A young man at Lumber
land, Sullivan county. New York, was
drowned a wtek or two sioce by breaking
hroujth ihe ice. His brother waa within
reach of him, but mold not aid him. A
young lad to whom he was to have been
rranied the in xi day, was alhacted by his
crie- and saw him ink lor the last time.
The e'ergvman, who had been invited to
marry them, pre "died his funeral sermon
ai the house appointed for the wedding.
The young lady has since become insane.
ftT'John W Jones, who has been sen
t?nc.-d to the Kentucky Penitentiary for
living with two wives, excuses himself by
s tying thU when he had one, she fought
him; but when he got two, they fought