Tarborough, Edgecombe County J V. Saturday, fprfl 13, 1811,
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DEMOCRATIC GIRL'S SONG.
Tune - Rosin the Row.
If e'er I conclude to get married,
And I certainly think ! may soon,
The lad that I give my fair hand la
Shall not be a fussy old coon.
He must toil in the greit undertaking,
Be .stirring by night and by day-
And vote gainst that Demon of Evil,
The reckless and bad Harry Clay.
In the heat of the contest no flinching!
But firm for the laud and the law.
The lad that will win me must battle
For the good old republican cause.
Though his locks may be brilliant as mor
His countenance fair as the moon,
In my heart there's no place for a tory,
Do you think I would marry a coon?
Now took to it well, ye young gallants,
The time will admit no delay,
Would j'ou win the frank heart of this
You must work 'gainst the debauchee
Then I'll tender my hand at the altar,
To one who is able to saT,
The bittle is fought my beloved,
And we've beaten the dissolute Clay.
From the .Washington Republican.
In pursuance of the recommendation of
several Counties, a Convention, for the
purpose of appointing a Delegate to repre
sent the bth Congressional Disirict of N
Carolina, in the Democratic Convention to
De netu at naiumore in IMay next, was
held at Washington, on 22d February
184.4. -The following Delegates were in
Thomas I. Pasteur, George Carraway,
Israel Dissosway, Oliver S. Dewey.
William F. Dancy, John Noifleet,
Litlleberry Thigpen, Benjamin Rives.
Wvriott B. Windlev. William A. Blount
William Ellison, Jacob V. Little,
Richard Cogdell. John Satterthwaite
Benjamin F. Latham, John W. Latham,
Hoyt N. Waters, John Selby,
William B. Rodman.
The Convention was organized by ca
ling Thomas I. Pdsteur of I'raven, to the
Ch air and appointing William B. Rodman
ol lieaufort, Secretary.
un motion ot Mr. Carraway, it was
ttcsolved. That Gen. William A
Blount, of Beaufort, represent this (the
oih) congressional District of North Caro
Ima, in the Democratic Convention to be
held at Baltimore in May next, for the
purpose of presenting to the people of the
United States, Democratic candidates for
the Presidency and Vice Presidency.
Gen. Blount briefly expressed his sense
of the honor conferred on him, and ex
plained the principles by which he should
be governed in discharging the duty. It
was well known, he said, that he had al
ways entertained the highest admiration
for the abilities, and public and private
virtues of Mr. Calhoun. Circumstances
seemed to indicate that Mr. Van Buren
was preferred by a majority of the party,
Mr. .Calhoun, in obedience to his
ftetys of propriety, had withdrawn his
naTOfi from the Convention. He enter
tained confidence in Mr. Van Buren's pat
fotic attachment to democratic principles.
lis ability and firmness had been signally
displayed in saving the country in a great
cMsis. He should go to the Convention
unpledged. But this they might rely up
on, that he would support no man who
aa not of sound Democratic faith, and
that he would use his best ability to select
Inp best man. under all the circumstances.
On motion, Mr. Henry T. Clark, of
''fcecomhe, was unanimously chosen to
8uPply the place of Gen. Blount,
J8 a Delegate, in case any thing should
On motion, it was
Resolved, That this Convention recom
mend to the Democrats of the Counties of
vention shall be known, for the purpose of
.!.- I . .1 r
- JiuuiHiiMj; an riecior on me democratic
ticket tOT Said IllvtriPt
Resolved, That the . proceeding of this
Convention be published in all the Demo
cratic papers of the District.
I he Convention then adjourned.
THOMAS I. PASTEUR, Ch'n.
Will B. Rodman. Secretary.
(3 VVe. publish below several letters,
which have been received from citizens of
several counties which were not represen
ted in the Convention:
Beaufort, Feb 26th, IS44-
D?ar Sir: Your letter of the 23d iiiS'..
enclosing a conv of the nroceedimrs of the
r- J J . n
Convention held in Washington, on tn
22d, to appoint a Dilegate to represent
the 8th Congressional District of thi- SuU
in the Democratic Convention to be held
in Baltimore, in May next, and requesting
me to asceitiin the opinion of Democrats
rJ-P 'Ctiog them, ha been receiver; and in
reply, 1 have the pleasure to inform you
that all the Democrats with whom 1 have
had the opportunity to converse on the
subject, have expressed their approbation
of the entire procee lings of the Conven
tion, and they entertain no doubt, that the
Democratic party throughout the county
unanimously approve the nomination.
Your ob't serv't,
JAMES RUM LEY.
Wm B. Rodman, ksq ,
Secretary of the Convention.
Middleon, March 2d, 144.
Dear Sir: At the Democratic Conven
tion, held in Washington not long since,
the county of Hyde was not repre
sented. 1 have, therefore, thought it ex
pedient to obtain the views of the Demo
crats of this county in reference to the pro
ceedings of said county in reference to the
proceedings of said Convention. They
meet with general approbation throughout.
I write this in haste; should you wish to
assure the public that the Democrats of
Hyde heartily approve of the proceedings.
of said Convent ion yon can do so in the
To Wm- B. Rodman, esq ,
Secretury of the Convention.
IliWardslon, 16 March, 1844.
Dear Sir: 1 have seen the proceedings
of a Convention, which assembled in
Washington, on the 22d Feb., for the pur
pose of appointing a delegate to represent
this Congressional District in the Demo
cratic National Convention, which is to as
semhle in Baltimore the last of May; and I
highly approve of the appointment of Gen.
Blount; and every Democrat 1 have con-
versed with has expressed himself well
pleased with the proceedings of the Con
vention. Wiih great respect,
Your ob't set v't,
SAM'L L. ARRINGTON.
To Wm. B. Rodmnn, esq ,
Secretary of the Convention.
From the Washington Republican.
(QFThe greatest Tyler meeting that has
been held in our town since Mr. T. has
been President of the United States came
oflfon Wednesday night lhe2Sth ult.
Read below an account of the proceed
ings. The Tyler men here, if put . in a
row, it is true, would not reach three
miles, but in proportion to the length of
the row, they muster strong.
After a few hours notice, a very respec
table meeting of the friends" of President
'Tyler took place in Washington, on the
night of the 27h of Mat ch, for the purpose
of appointing delegates to the Tyler Dem
ocraiic Convention, to meet In Baltimore
in May next. The meeting was called to
order by appointing Doc." William TV Bry
an chairman and Sylvester T. Brown, sec
retary. The object and design of the
meeting being explained; on motion of Mr
Cogdell, a committee of five gentlemen
were appointed to prepare a preamble and
resolutions to be submitted to the meeting
for its adoption. The following gentle
men were appointed as said committee,
viz: R. Cogdell, William TV Pratt, Benja
min Robinson, B. M. Selby, and Wm. El
lison. The following preamble and reso
lutions were reported by the committee and
unanimously adopted by the meeting: , ,
Whereas, since the existence of our
Government, we have recognized biit two
parties in this country ; the Republican and
Federal the former known as the great
Democratic party) the latter as the modern
Whig parly. The grave issues which!
now ui viae inese parties, give to tne ap
proaching I'resdenlial contet a startling
interest to the merican people, involving
not only principles that, materially effect
our future prosperity but' the very : ques
tion ofman s capacity of sell government.
VV e have no disposition at present to go in
to a discussion of principles, but will con
tent ourselves by saying that, let the de
signs of the Whigs be what they may, we
believe their measures to be hostile to liber
ty and opposed to the spirit of our free in
stitutions. It is generally conceded that
Mr. Clay will be the candidate of the Whig
party. Who will be the candidate of the
Democratic party is a queston of deep and
absorbing interest to, every true hearted
Republican; and it is not too much to say,
that upon the selection made will depend
the fate ol our party, whether we are to
suffer an inglorious defeat, or come from
the field crowned with the laurels of
victory. Several distinguished gen
tlemen have been spoken of as candi
dates, most of them, however, have vir
tu.illy withdrawn their names, except
Mr. Tyler and Mr. Van Bmen. The
question is, shall we select a man whom
the peoplehave once pronounced unworthy,
or he who has their fullest confidence, and
hag the ability to ensure our complete suc
1st. Resolved, That at this eventful cri
sis of our country, the Democratic part
should he especially careful to select a can
didate for the Presidential office, capable
of concentrating the whole Republican
vote, that thereby the country may be res
tored to its pristine purity.
2d. Resolved, 'That we are sincerely at
tached to the true Democratic cause, and
while we seek to render a deserved tribute
of rcpect to our present distinguished Chief
Magistrate, our controlling motive is 10
rescue our cherished principles from the
danger which now threatens them.
3iJ. uesoiveu, 1 hat we recognise in
John Tyler a man capable every way of
rallying the whole strength of the party,
uniting profound political sagicily to ar-j
dent love of country. ' As evidence of his
distinguished statesmanship, we would
point to the present flourishing condition
of the country.
4th. Resolved, That John Tyler having
fully committed himself on the great issues
which now mainly divide the two parties,
is and ought to be the legitimate opponent
of Henry Clay in the coming contest. He
has, regardless of the dictates of self inter
est, unaided by party, rescued our country
from the ruin whiVh threatened it, and cau
sed our glorious flg to float once more tri
umphantly in the breeze.
5th. Resolved, 'That Sylvester T.
Brown, and Doct. William T. Bryan be
recommended to this meeting as suitable
persons to be appointed Delegates to the
Democratic Convention to assemble in Bal
timore on the 27lh of May.
On motion of Mr. Cogdell, three gentle
men were appointed by the Chairman, as a
Central Committee for Beaufort County,
viz: Wm. O'Cain, Rich'd Cogdell, Ed
On further motion, SylvesterT. Brown,
was appointed Corresponding Secretary.
On motion of Mr. Pratt, ii was resolved
that the Editors of ihe Washington Repub
lican, and Washington City Madisonian,
be requested to publish the proceedings of
this n.eeting in their respective papers,
and that other editors friendly to the Dem
ocratic cause be requested to copy the
On motion, the meeting adjourned.
WM. T. BRYAN, Ch'n.
Sylvester T. Brown, Secretary.
MR. MELVILLE'S ADDRESS.
Extract from the speech of. Gansevoort
Melville Esq., before the Democracy of
New York on the occasion of the recent
Democratic Jackson Festival.
'Now let us give a little of our attention
to our friends, the Whigs. They like: to
be noticed. It will not do to neglect them
on this festive occasion. Cheers. Their
modesty is only equalled by their merit.
Laughter. 'They claim all the respecta
bility, all the morality, all the decency.
A party with such claims commends itself
especially to our attention, we nave an
heard a good deal said about amalgamation.
Did it ever occur to you that the whigs are
practical amalgamationists? It is clearly so.
Federalists, national republicans, anti-masons,
and conservatives all rallying under
one banner, professing one tet of principles,
and uniting in the support of one man. If
this is not practical political amal
gamation, what is? The whigs naturally
fleet the composite order of architecture.
The democracy prefer the Doric. The
Doric is more in consonance with our prin
ciples. It scorns all superfluous ornament.
It is strong, simple, severe, sublime. The
vhig party and whig principles call to my
mind two things. The whig party prac
tical political amalgamation, and whig
principles Joseph's coat of many colors.
Laughter. Their principles shift with
every anticipated change in popular .opin
ion. I hey change their names with a la
ei tit y kindred to that of those ingenious.
gentry, who, when brought up to the bar
ol our police court charged with Deltv
arceny, something of the sort, are always
provided with half a dozn appellations
Jack Smith, alias Tom Brown, alias Jim
Jenkins. Cheers. To do our opponents
justice in speaking of them, they 'should
always receive the benefit of full name and
title. Federalists, alias national republi
cans, alias anti-masons, alias conservatives,
alias native Americans, or adopted wh'gs
alias democratic whigs. fGreat laugh er
and anniause liut thi last cosinomen is
i - c-j
enough to make a horse laugh. Why,
they might as well talk of a white black
eat, or a tall short man, or anything else
that is a contradiction in terms. If they
do procure anv suflYaires hv such ne'lv
sh'iflliug as this, I am inclined to think
that an indictment would li against them
for obtaining votes under fa We pretences.
Great laughter anil applause Whig tac
tics are very peculiar, and there is a reason
for it. 'They feci ami know that, in sober
earnest they are the weaker party. And
hence the manner in which they conduct
heir camp dgns Cheers J Did you ever
s e a man con ending physically, with one
who is an overmatch for him? Now hi
strains, swells and tugs hutto no purpose
I he strong man puis his hand on him, and
its all over. Do you know the way thev
atch rattlesnakes at Lake George? A
man, armed with a long stick, forked and
sharpened, sallies out among the hills and
rocks. Spying a rattlesnake, he watches
lis opportunity, and with a quick and sud
den rlart, catches with the forked end of
the stick the head of the reptile, as it lies
upon the ground, and pins it to the earih
I he rattlesnake, no doubt very much stir
prised, squirms most unmercifully. But
it noes no gtioa ne is despatched at ins
ure. So it is with the wh'gs. Great
cheering We have got their heads to the
ground and all that they can do is to m-tkr
a splutter, ana a noise, ann kick up a great
dust. Tremendous cheering crits of
That's the talk!" "Give it to 'em, old
boy!' The whigs are a Protean paity.
'Thev change their principles and their
names with a magical facility. An animal
is their emblem. Their animal affinities
are very strong they can crow, snort,
snuffle, grunt, bray and baa. Now let us
make them whine, yelp, and squeal.
Cheers and shouts of "We will by bla
zes!" I said that an animal is their em
blem so it is. And what sort of an ani
mal? Something dull that never learns is
ii the ass? Something 'vicious is it the
mule? Something stupid and hiding its stu
pidity under the garb of seeming wisdom
is it the owl? Something blind and lhat
works in the dark is it the mole? Some
thing thievish and nibbling in its propensi
ties is it the rat? No none of these; but
a nicely adjusted and fitting compound ol
them all a coon! A fat, lazy, oily, thiev
ing, cowardly, skulking coon the hybrid
emblem of a hybrid party. Great laugh
ter, tremendous cheering, and groans for
some minutes.! The banner of the whigs
is a coonskin. in the long night oi ine
middle ages, when armed Europe sent
foith htr steel-clad baron, with their stout
retainers, on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem to
rescue the Holy Sepulchre from the tena
cious clutch of the Infidel and alas, to
redden the sands of Palestine, with Chris
tian gore the banner that waved above
the bold Crusader then, as he fought and
And died, the sword in his red right hand,
On the holiest spot of that blessed land,'
the banner of the Holy Cross.
Cheer. When the Bourbons desired to
call to their aid the lances nf Imperial
France, the Oriflamme was displayed, and
the Gallic chivalry rallied round it to con.
quer or to die Cheers. In more modern
times, the tri-color of the revolution and
the golden eagles of the empire ha ve been
carried in triumph into every capital on
the continent. There is not a single
breeze that blows in which the meteor flag
of England does not wave; and Blenheim,
Ramiles, Seringapatam, Alhuer3, Salaman
ca and Quebec, Acre, Aboukir, Waterloo
and Trafalgar, are eloquent with its g'.orie.
We rally under a banner inferior to none
of these a flag loved at home and respect
ed abroad the star-spangled banner of our
country, f t remendous cheering 1 It is
familiar to the British soldier, for he saw it
on the plains of Saratoga, in the lines at
Yorktown, and upon the breast work at
New Orleans. Great cheering It is
associated in the mind of the British sailor
with the names of Hull, Porter, an(HDeca
tur. It streamed from the mast head ol
the Constitution, when the Guerriere
struck. Cheering True these are the
banners of nations but this contemptible
coon-skin is the emblem and the banner of
a party which aspires to control the desti
nies of a nation. Groans and hisses.
iTT'The Arkansas Intelligencer, Dub-
llished at Van Burcn, sys? that it ha? aver'
four hundred Chocktaws and Cherokeei
among its subscribers, many of whom are'
not only readers of the paper, but also con
tributors to its columns.
From the Raleigh Standard.
ANNEX VTION OF TEXAS.
The great question of the annexation of
Texas seems to be absorbing every other
question. In connection with this subject'
we present the following letter from Mr.
Calhoun. It was written in reply to a let-'
ter from the citizens of Charleston inviting
him to a public dinner, and it contains in
timations as to the principles which will
govern the course of th it distinguished
gentleman in the administration of the'
Charleston, 261 h March, 1844.
Sir 1 exceedingly regret, that the ar
rangements which I have made, and the ;
time I have fixed for my arrival in Wash-
ington. will not permit me to accept the '
invitation of my fellow citizens of Charles
ton, to p iriake of a public dinner, which
you, as the org:.n of their committee, have1
so acceptably tendered. '
Y )u are right in supposing, that I Ielt
my retirement with . great reluctance.
When I resigeed my seat in the Senate ot
the United States,! intended so to close '
my political life, unless the voice of my '
country should call me into its service. I.
had accomplished my full tour of duty. 1
hail served the public for thirty-five years,
continuously in various capacities, accord
ing to ihe bes' of my ability, and 1 anxi-
ously desired repose. But I hold, that
when the voice of the country, distinctly
pmnounced, demands the service of any .
ci izen, he is bound to obey, be the sacri
fice what it may. In my case 1 feel the
responsibility to he great. 1 he pending
negotiations, which I have been unani
mously called upon to take charge of, have
never been exceeded in their importance
by any since that which sealed our Inde
pendence, excepting that, which so honor
ably terminated the late war. I can scarce- '
ly hope, that 1 shall be able to terminate,
by any effort I can make, the duties which ,
1 have to perform with the same unanimi
ty with which 1 have been railed on to un
dertake them. 1 shall, however, omit no
exertions to preserve that high and general
confidence, which has led to my appoint
ment, and should deeply deplore, should it
be my misfortune, to have it impaired in ;
any degree But as greatly as I should re- i
gret it, I shall not be deterred from doing,
what I may honestly believe to be right,
even by that sacrifice. My duty and my
country shall be my guides, and I shall
faithfully follow them, lead where they ,
It iii well known lhat 1 am the advocate
of peace peace with all, and especially
with that great country, from which we
draw our origin, and of whose renown we
may well be proud. There are no other :
two countries which can do more harm to t
each other, or confer greater benefits, the
one on the other. But as highly as 1 value
peace, I hold it subordinate to the honor
and just rights of the country; whilst, on
the other hand, no consideration shall in
duce me to sacrifice the peace of the coun- t
Iry, by claiming more, in the discharge of J
my dutirs, than I diall honestly believe, '
lhat the honor and rights of the country
demand. Her true honor and interests;
consist, according to my conception, in.
claiming nothing but what is just and t
right, in accep'ing nothing that is not.
Permit me, in conclusion to say, that no
language, which I can command, can suita-
bly express the feelings exciied in my bo-
som by the honors, which the citizens of
this ancient, and honored commercial me- ,
iropolis of the State, have conferred upon
me, and by the highly acceptable manner,'
in which you, as their organ, and the ?
Honorable the Mayor of the City, as lhat ;
of ihe Corporation, have so kindly tender
ed them. They, and the many heretofore ,
bes'owed upon n.e, and the steady support,
which I have ever received from my fel
low citizens of Charleston, in all the trials
and difficulties through which it has been
my lot to pass, have imposed a debt of
gratitude, which 1 shall ever remember,,
but which 1 shall never be able adequately J
With high respect, I am, &c.
" J. C. CALHOUN.
H. Bailey, Esq. Chairman, &c.
(jWe understand that a capital case
was removed from Bladen to Sampson
Court by the State. A Mr. Hines, of Bla
den, delivered himself up, and was taken ;
into custody for having killed his son-in-law.
Fiom what we can learn, it was jus
tifiable. Fay. Car.
ft-7The largest haul of Fish that has T
been made among the Seine Fisheries on
Albemarle'HSound since our last publica-,
t on. that we nave nearu oi, is ,vuu sua t
and 70,000 herring Edenton Gaz