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    its reception by, olher countries. These
are points 1 do not here enter into.
1 am, dear sir, with much regard, truly
yours. LEVV' CASS.
Hon. E. A. Hannagan,
Washington, D. C.
SATURDAY, MAY 25, 1844.
Col. .Michael Hoke, of Lincoln.
(pA meeting of the Democratic party
is invited on Tuesday of May Court, to
mobo rrnrement for selecting a Demo-
. p, i
cratic elector for this district. The con
vention, to select an elector, wilt meet in
Tarboro' sometime the latter part of June,
and it is the duty of Edgecombe to appoint
delegates in time for it.
Mr Editor: I see a public meeting
called in your paper on Tuesday of our
Court I propose that that meeting shall
also express its opinion on the Texas ques
tion. Such meetings are now being held
all over the Southern country, and demand,
ing the annexation of Texas as a matter ot
great interest, not only to the South but
in ihfi whole Union and the voise of
Edgecombe is certainly entitled to be
beard on so momentous a question.
Congress. In the Senate, on the 15th
inst. by a communication that body was in
formed by the President, that he had or.
dered a military force to repair to the fron.
tier of Texas, to open a communication
' with the President of that Republic and act
as circumstances might require; and also
had ordered a naval force to Vera Cruz, to
remain off that port, and prevent any naval
expedition of Mexico, if any should be at
tempted, from proceeding against Texas.
On the 16th, the committee appointed in
the case of Mr. Niles, reported that
there is no sufficient reason why he should
not be qualified and take his seat.
In the House, on the 13th, the resolu
tion of the Senate, fixing on the 27th day
of this month as the day for the adjourn
ment of Congress, was taken up. The re
solution, after substituting the 17th June
next for the day assigned by the Senate,
was adopted.
Philadelphia Riots.
One of the most alarming and outrage
ous riots that has ever taken place in this
country occurred in the Kensington dis
trict of Philadelphia on Monday afternoon,
the 6th inst., and was renewed on Tues
day and Wednesday following. We have
neither room nor inclination to insert the
mournful and distressing details in our
columns. The following summary is gath
ered from various sources, made up in the
midst of the excitement It may contain
errors, but care has been taken to obtain
the truth concerning what has occurred.
All statements agree in the fact, that a
public meeting of Native Americans was
disturbed wantonly and wickedly, by per
sons who had not been called to the meet
ing, and who, consequently, had no right
to utter a word with reference to the pro
ceedings. This led naturally to their ejec
tion, and that was made the ground of
their murderous assault with fire arms.
The Ledger estimates the loss of property
by the riots at g250,000; all of which falls
on the county of Philadelpha, under a law
of the State which makes each county re
sponsible for any damage which may be oc
casioned by riots witthin is,f limits. The
Ledger also reports seven killed and six
badly wounded, and 15 to 20 wounded
but not seriously and from 30 to 40 buil
dings destroyed.
A meeting of the Native American par
ty was neia at tne junction ot Second and
Master streets, at an early hour in the af
ternoon of Monday, at which a laree num.
ber of persons were present, from all parts
of the city and county. This meeting was
- neia in consequence ol a previous gather
ing of the American party, in Kensington.
being attacked and dispersed by a mob of
tne irisn citizens ot that district on Friday
night, 3d inst. About four o'elork. un-
wards of five hundred persons assembled
on me lot and organized. The meeting
was addressed by S. R. Kramer and Gen
eral Smith. Lewis C. Lcmn. Esn.. then
took the stand, but wa Inttrrunied hv th
Violence of the gust which sprung up about
thi-tlmp. The meetinff then adjourned
to the Washington street market, in the
centre of which the American flag was
planted, and a stand erected.
Upon entering the market place, a for
eigner accosted one of the prominent men
in the cause espoused by the Americans,
in harsh language, and immediately a per
sonal encounter ensued. Just about this
time Mr. Levin got upon the stand to re
sume his address, and had spoken but a
few moments, when the native Americans
were assailed by a shower of brickbats and
other missiles. In the course of the fight,
there were at least one hundred discharges
of fire arms, and several persons were kill
ed or wounded.
The destruction of property was im
mense. The houses along Master and
Cadwalader streets, and Germantown road,
which were occupied by the Irish, were
attacked and partially demolished. The
attacks upon the houses were generally
made in consequence of retreating parties
taking refuge in them and the adjoining
alleys, from the vengeance of their pursu
ers, and from the impression that there
were men within them. In seveial instan
ces, the houses of the innocent and unoffen
ding were battered in, entered, and the
furniture broken.
During the evening, great crowds of peo
ple were gathered in the neighborhood of
the scene of violence in the afternoon, and
about ten o'clock, an attack was made on
the Roman Catholic School House, corner
of Second and Phoenix streets, and the
fence in front of it tired. Just at this time,
a volley of musketry was discharged from
a short distance above the School House,
and J. W. Wright, a son of Archibald
Wright, salt merchant, corner of Vine and
Water streets, who was a silent spectator,
was shot through the heart, and fell on the
snot! Five other nprsons were shot, one
in the head badly. One of the Native A-
merican party, Nathan Ramsey, was mor
tally wounded, the ball entering his lungs.
The Native Americans then retreated,
and affairs remained quiet during the
During the forenoon of Tuesday, the
scene of Monday's disturbance was re
markably quiet for the time and circum
stances, some ot the Irisn famines were
leaving their houses, and moving what
they could of their properly. About ten
o'clock, a laige party of Native Americans
assembled at Second and Master streets,
and marched in procession through the
district of Kensington, passing the Market
House, where the fight took place on Mon
day evening and last night. In the proces
sion was carried the large flag which had
been raised on Monday, and which was
considerably torn. Preceding this, was a
banner borne by one man, and having up
on its front this inscription:
This is the Flag that has been
In the afternOon the Native Americans
assembled in Independence Square, num
bering from two to three thousand. A
meeting was organized, and the crowd
was addressed by Mr. C. J. Jack. From
thence thev proceeded in procession to
Kensington, headed by Mr. Jack, and
marched to Second and Master streets,
then to the Washington street Market,
where the fights had occurred on Monday.
Here they again organized a meeting, and
Mr. Jack again mounted the stage to ad
dress them, when a shot was fired from
he direction of the Hibernia Hose House,
a rush was made at said Rouse, when a vol
ley of musketry was poured into the meet-
ngand six men were shot in the legs and
arms, and one was killed on the spot.
About five o clock another attack was
made upon the hose house, and a large new
bell found in it was brought out into the
open square and shattered to pieces. Short-
y after this, a frame dwelling house next
to the hose house was fired, and from that
ime up to nine o'clock in the evening, the
flames continued to spread without stay
until twenty-nine houses were consumed,
the greater part of them being upon Cad-
walader street, and four upon the street fa
cing tne market, adoui seven o clock
the market house itself caught fire, and at
nine o'clock lay in a heap of ruins. Sever
al active fire companies as soon as thev
could be protected in their work, operated
successfully in preventing the spread of the
fire. Ihe volunteers attached to the first
Brigade Pennsylvania Militia, under Gen
eral Cadwalader, were called out by the
Sheriff. They turned out in considerable
force. The troops took possession of the
ground at about 8 o'clock P. M., and
cleared it, after which sentinels occupied
the entire square. Then the firing between
the Natives and Roman Catholics ceased at
once, and was not resumed. How many
on both sides were killed and wounded, it
is impossible to say. It is very probable
that several Irishmen were killed in the
houses, which were afterwards burnt, and
the bodies consumed with them.
Wednesday. Every thing continued
quiet from 12 o'clock, Tuesday night, un
til 7 o'clock on Wednesday morning. At
about that time groups began to assemble
as yesterday, but under higher excitement.
At Second and Franklin the American flag
was raised, and with it the placard which
was paraded through the streets yesterday.
At this period the volunteers of the 1st
Brigade were relieved by some of those of
the 2d. Self organized bodies now formed,
and a search for men and arms was made
through the houses. Seyvral stands ol
arms, as rifles, muskets, shot guns and pis-
tols, were found concealed, cnieny in mo
out houses, &c. They were almost all
loaded. The inhabitants had dispersed.
A quantity of gold, about 700 dollars, was
discovered in the embers of the fire in one
of the houses burnt yesterday. Some 100
dollars of it were carried off by boys, but
a guard was immediately set over it by tne
volunteers, and the residue discovered and
returned to the owner, an old Irish woman.
At ten o'clock some companies of the 3d
Brizade also appeared. They took posses
sion of the ground. As they appeared, an
Irishman was discovered in the act of load
ing a musket, having just discharged one
He was immediately seized and carried to
Alderman Beaulieu's and from thence to
Mayor Cannon's. On the way down, and
with ereat difficulty, his life was saved.
Arrived at the officer's, he was obliged to
nlapp him at once in a cell in his office to
save his life.
Early in the afternoon St. Michael's Ro
man Catholic Church, together with the
Priest's dwelling house and also the school
house were fired and burned to the ground.
6 o'clock. The rioters proceeded to the
house of Alderman Hugh Clark, at the cor
ner of Fourth and Master st and have en
tirely gutted it out. The windows were
demolished, the furniture thrown out of the
windows. All the papers of the Aider
man have been destroyed or lost. The
corner house was occupied by his brother,
Patrick Clark, as a tavern and dwelling,
and his furniture has also Leea destroyed.
About half past six o'clock, information
was received by Mayor Scott, that an at
tack was contemplated upon the St. Augus
tine church, in Fourth street, below Vine,
and that a large crowd had already gather
ed in its vicinity. He immediately re
paired, upon horseback, to the spot, with a
body of the city police, and addressed the
crowd. The police were posted around
the Chapel. The mass still increased.
The First City Troop were immediately
ordered out, and were upon the ground in
a short time.
About ten minutes before ten o'clock,
fire was communicated to the vestibule of
the church. It increased w ith rapidity af
ter once under way, and dense masses of
smoke curled out from every win
dow. In a few minutes the flames reach
ed the belfry, and burst out from the upper
window in broad sheets. The whole stee
ple was soon wrapt in the devouring ele
ment, and presented a terrific aspect. The
clock struck ten while the fire was raging
in its greatest fury. Ihe chapel, together
with the dwelling of the priests on Crown
street, are entirely, destroyed, toge
ther with the Church library. Sever
al houses in the immediate neighborhood
were injured, none however very serious
ly, as the firemen plied them well with
water. At this place several of the police
olhcers were knocked down, and the May
or w'as struck in the breast with a stone.
12 o'clock. All the avenues leading to
St. M ary's and St. Joseph's churches, in
Fourth near Prune, and in Willing's Al
ley, have been guarded by troops and citi
zens, who suuer no person to enter the
,space uness Uiev live within the square
I'his precaution is rendered necessary by
the threats of destruction which hive been
made in reference to those buildings.
1 o'clock, A. M. It is reported that
every thing is quiet in the districts of Ken
sington, Southwark, and IMoyamensing
A slight demonstration was manifested by
a collection of persons at the corner of
Market and Thirteenth streets, but it was
promptly met and checked by the strong
military force established in Thirteenth
street, for the protection of St. John's
church, between Market and Chesnut.
From the Hartford Daily Times.
The following letter from Andrew Jack
son puts to rest a false rumor circulated by
the federal press, with regard to his senti
ments on the subject of the corrupt bargain
between John Q. Adams aud Henry Clay,
by which the letter was made Secretary of
State. 1 he letter bears the impress of An
drew Jackson's character open, bold,
honest, and to the point. Here it is:
To the editors of the Nashville Union:
Gentlemen: My attention has been call
ed to various newspaper articles refering to
a letter said to have been written by me to
uenerai namuion, recanting me cnarge ot
- ir ;i . .
bargain made against Mr. Clay when he
voted for Mr. Adams in 1825.
To put an end to all such rumors, I feel
it to be due to myself to state that I have
no recollection of ever having written such
a letter, and do not believe there is a letter
from me to General Hamilton, or any one
else, that will bear such a construction. Of
the charges brought against both Mr. Ad
ams and Mr. Clay at that time, I formed
my opinion as the country at large did
from facts and circumstances that were in
disputable and conclusive; and 1 may add
that this opinion has undergone no change.
If General Hamilton, or anyone else
has a letter from me on this subject, which
the friends of Mr. Clay desire to be made
public, all they have to do is to apply to
him for it. As for myself, I have no se
crets, and do not fear the publication of all
that 1 have ever written on this or any
other subject.
Hermitage, May 3, 1844,
Bridge Burnt.--The Portsmouth (Va.)
Index, says: The bridge over Nottoway",
on the Portsmouth and Roanoke Rail Road,
about 42 miles from Portsmouth, was de
stroyed by fire on Monday ntgnt last, i Jin
J - r . I i r- holnrr
inst. We are nappy, nowc.,
able to state that no inconvenience will
arise from this to passengers as a commodi
ous boat has been provided as a safe and
convenient substitute. The accident is
supposed to have been caused by sparks
from the engine which passed over late the
preceding night. Halifax Adv.
Superior Court. In our last we brief
ly alluded to the proceedings of our Supe
rior Court which terminated its session
late on Saturday afternoon last his Hon
or Judge Manly presiding. The unusual
number of cases on the criminal calendar
prevented the trial of any civil cases, ex
cept that of Cutlar and Wife, vs. Fisher.
This case consumed the whole of Wednes
day of the term, and was an action of slan
der brought for the defamation of the char
acter of the feme plaintiff by the defendant.
Messrs. Attmore and J. W. Bryan ap
peared for the plaintiff, and Messrs. Don
nell and Hubbard for the defendants. The
Jury after a short absence from the box,
returned a verdict in favor of the plaintiffs
of one thousand dollars: a new trial was
moved for and refused, and judgment en
tered upon the verdict. On Tuesday the
case of the Stale vs. Jerome, a slave, the
property of Mrs. Fuller of Carteret co.,
whence the case was removed to this coun
ty for trial, was submitted to the Jury. The
prisoner was indicted for breaking open
the house of Edward Denby in Beaufort
in the day time during his absence, am
stealing therefrom a considerable sum o
money. The proof on the part of thi
State seemed to be very clear as to thi
guilt of the prisoner, but the occurrence
took place some eight or nine years ago,
and the character of several of the material
witnesses for the State was impeached and
a doubt created as to some of the particu
lars of their testimony, and thereupon the
Jury returned a verdict of not guilty. On
Thursday, Calvin Mcintosh was tried for
the murder of James Ipock. It appealed
in evidence that the prisoner and deceased
had some altercation with each other upon
the subject of the former living at the
house ot the latter, and that the deceased
ordered the prisoner to leave his houe,
and thereupon the prisoner took his gun
and walked out of the house into the yard,
and upon giving "some jaw," as the wit
ness expressed it, the deceased walked
out to the prisoner and struck him a blow
on his head, knocked off his hat, and there
upon the pr isoner immediately shot the de
ceased in his thigh. The deceased linger
ed for two months and a half and died.
There was some evidence creating a doubt
as to the manner and cause of his death,
and there were other circumstances tend
ing to reduce this homicide to the degree
of manslaughter. The prisoner was de
fended by Messrs. Attmore, J. W. Bryan
and Washington, and a verdict of man
slaughter rendered bv the Jury at 11 o'-
clock at night. We learn that this verdict
was approved of by his Honor Judge Man
ly. The piisoner was sentenced to be
branded, which punishment was immedi
ately inflicted, and he was discharged.
There were an unusual number of indict
ments for misdemeanors of various kinds;
and we do not remember to have witnessed
a more laborious term of our Court in ma
ny years before. Newbernian.
The Royal Mail steamer Britannia, ar
rived at Boston last Saturday in 14 days.
A snrrpKsinn nl onni h:irvnta nrwl ihn
vival of trade had caused an increase nf
revenue, so that the surplus is 1,400,000
O'Connell has been brought up to receive
judgment. He has appealed against the
verdict, and moved for a new trial. The
motion had not been decided when the
steamer sailed.
The emneror Mnrnnrn t-iaa rtoloror1
I " w vafk..ui Cll
against Spain, and called out 40,000 horse
In the Liverpool markets th ere had hon
no change in the Drice of cotton anti.nm
law meetings continue to be held.
His Majesty Charles John has ceased to
exist. He died On the 8th of March, nt
four o'clock in the morning. His son and
heir assumed forthwith the
- j . uuinu..-
ty, under the style of Oscar the Second;
and announced his intention of ni
the government of Sweden and Norway in
the footsteps of his late father.
(0VVe are authorised to announce
LOUIS C. PENDER, as a candidate nt
the ensuing election for the office of Sher-
in oi tnis county.
are authorised to annnnnna
JESSE MERCER, as a candidate at the
ensuing election for the office of Sheriff of
mis county.
ILL BE SOLD, for Cash, on the
premises, on the 20th day of Man
1844, the THACT OF LAND, on
which Thomas Edmondson latelw
adjoining the lands of Arthur Bishor, and
nll in U.. A 1 I " t T ""W
. l" UJ uccu nne Qale 83d of
the said deed., r
tiuKuai, ioi4-iui uurnosM morula i
ooi a -i ,c For& fVhitaker.
?2d April, IS4.4, X7.
Shocco Springs,
Warren County, y, c
HP HE undersigned takes this method t
inform her friends and the nubi;,. c
oYa tin a laid in an amnio ciml '
o ,.y .... -... cupp.y o, e
thing for Ihe good accommodation r 7
g iui iui fcuvu "-v.uuiuiuuation of i
visitors wno may ravor ner with th
company during the approaching wtJ
. w i- r . a
company during the approaching
season, which will begin the lstofJ
season, wniuii win uegin me 1st of Ju
nptt. and she flatters herself. wWk l.
pie means which she possesses, with h
disposition on her part, together with th
low prices, made to suit the times, to
her visitors comfortable, and having caiy
to her aid a gentleman whose qualification
and attentions cannot fail to please in ,;
department, that she will give universal sat.
Prices at Shocco Springs,
Families of more than two persons who
board by the season of three months, will
be charged $16 66 2-3 per month each
by the week they will be charged $Qf aQ(j
by the day Si each. Single persons will
be charged S20 per month; by the week
S7 50; by the day $ 25. Children and
servants half price. Horses, Twelve do.
lars per month.
From these prices there will benodevia.
tion during the Season.
The known efficacy and salubrity of the
Shocco water, the fine and airy situation
and good arrangements, as well as good or'
der of all the buildings, entitle the Proprie,
tress to hope, during the approaching 8ea.
son, that she will be favored with the com
pany of all who may wish to restore or to
preserve their health, and to insure the
comfort and pleasure of all, she premise
unremitted attention.
May 18, 1S44. 21 6
To Contractors.
(Tj)N SATURDAY, the 15th day of
June next, at the Court House in the
town of Nashville, county of Nash, and
State of North Carolina, will be let out to
the lowest Undertaker, the rebuilding of
1 icoodcn Jail,
In the town aforesaid. The particulars as
to the plan and time of completion, will be
made known on that day.
2lst May, 1544. 213
. - - uiea
More Brandreth's Pills.
E have just received afresh supply
of this valuable Medicine, which is
recommended by thousands of persons
whom they have cured of Consumption,
Influenza, Colds, Indigestion, Dyspepsia,
Head Ache, and a sense of fullness in the
back part of the Head, usually the sym
toms of Appoplexy, Jaundice, Fever and
Ague, Billious, Scarlet, Typhus, Yellow,
and common Fevers of all kinds; Asthma,
(iout, Rheumatism, Nervous Diseases,
Liver Complaint, Pleurisy, Inward Weak
ness, Depression of the Spirits, Ruptures,
lnfiamation, Sore Eyes, Fits, Palsy, Drop
sy, Small Pox, Measles, Croup, Cough,
Whooping Cough, Quinsey, Cholic, Chol
era Morbus, Gravel, Worms, Dysentery
Deafness, Ringing Noises in the Head,
King's Evil, Scrofula, Erysipelas, or Ssaiot
Anthony's Fire, Salt Rheum, White Swell
ings, Ulcers, some of thirty years stand
ing, Cancers, Tumors, Swelled Feet and
Legs, Piles, Costiveness, all Eruptions of
the Skin, Frightful Dreams, Female Com
plaints of every kind, especially obstruc
tions, relaxations, &c.
Also, Brandreth's Liniment, for sores,
swellings, wounds, &c, at 25 cents a bot
tle. There are Agents for selling the
above in every County in the State.
GEO. HO WARD, Agent.
May 14, 1844. 21
Botanic JUedicines.
UST RECEIVED, an additional and
iicsu supply Ul
Thompsonian Medici ncs,vizs
Myrrh, African Bird Pepper, Nerve powder,
opiue umers, uoiaen seal, fopiar oars, uajuy.
Skunk cabbage, Woman's friend, Slippery elm
Pond lily, witch hasle, Prickly ash,
Rheumatic tincture, Not 6. &c. &c.
For sale on reasonable terms by
Tarboro', Miy 17, 1844.
Coffield King,
TO ESPECTFULLY informs his friends
JLI1' and the nuhlm crpnralltr. that he bi
received From New Fork his
Supply of Spring and Summer
In his line of business.
no juvues me attention ot mose
wish to purchase A good Suit of Clothth
as they can do so hy calling at his old
iauu, wui be iound on nana
A good assortment of Clothst Cass
meres, and Nestings.
And also, an assortment of Glos,
Stocks, Bosoms, Cravats, Suspenders,
brellas, &c. &c.
Tarboro', May 1 5th, 1844,

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