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Whereas there is reason to belie ve that
a Military Expedition is about to be fitted
out in the United States with intention to
invade the Island of Cuba, a colony of Spain,
with which this country is at peace : and
whereas it is believed that this expedition is
instil ted and set on foot chiefly by foreign
ers, who dare to make our shores the scene
of their guilty and hostile preparations
against a foreign power, and seek, by false
hood and mjsrepresentati6n, to seduce our
own citizens, especially the young and in
considerate, into their wicked scheines
an ungrateful return for the benefits confer
red upon them by this people m permitting
them to make our country an asylum from
oppression, and in flagrant abuse of the hos
pitality thus extended to them :
; And whereas such expeditions can only
be regarded as .adventures for plunder and
robbery, and must meet the condemnation
of the civilized world, whilst they are dero
gatory to the character of our country, m
violation of the laws of nations, and ex
pressly prohibited by our own statutes,
which declare "that if any person shall,
within the territoiy or jurisdiction of the
United States, begin and set on foot, or pro
vide or prepare the means for, any military
expedition or enterprise, to be carried on
jJL. .1 ;.ct the territory or domin-
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Prince or State, or ot
any colony, district or people, with whom
the United States are at peace, every person
so offending shall be deemed guilty of a
high misdemeanor, and shall be fined not
exceeding three thousand dollars, and im
prisoned not more than three years.
Now, Therefore, I have issued this my
Proclamation, warning all persons who
shall connect themselves with any such en
terprise or expedition, in violation of our
laws and national obligations, that they will
thereby subject themselves to the heavy pe
nalties denounced against such offences,
and will forfeit their claim to the protection
of this Government, or any interference on
their behalf, no matter to what extremities
they may be reduced in consequence of
their illegal conduct. Aud, therefore, I ex
hort all good citizens, as they regard our
national reputation, as they Tespect their
own laws and the laws of nations, as they
value the blessings of peace and the welfare
of their country, to discountenance, and by
all lawful means prevent, any such enter
prise; and I call upon every officer of this
rivil or military to use all ef-
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iorts m nis power 10 arre&i mai "
rresi ior inai auu uuu-
offender against the
ishment everv such
laws of the country.
Given under toy hand the tveaty-fiithday
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of AprU, in the year of our Lord one
thousand eight hundred and iifty-one,
and the sevefify-hlth ot tlie maepena
ence of the United States.
By the President,
W. S. Derrick, Acting Sec'y State.
Opposing the Government. The Mo
file Southern Rights Associatian, at a re
cent meeting, appointed a committee to re
port a preamble and resolutions on the
Montgomery platform. The committee re
ported accordingly ; but no one could un
derstand what they were aiming at. Time
was accordingly asked to consider their
workv A discreet old politician, Judge
Cuthbert, wanted to know what was meant
by "oppose" in one of the resolutions, where
it spoke of its being the duty of Alabama
to appose any attempt on the part of the Fe
deral Government to coerce any seceding
State To this interrogatory, Col Walker,
one of the committee who reported the re
solutions, responded, that what he meant
by "oppose" was, not only to bppose in
Bongress, but to oppose by the State, to op
pose by the people, oppose every where,
A moinrv wav. even to THE POINT OF THE
bayonet ! Judge Cuthbert replied; in his
blandest and naost amiable manner, -liiewj
my dear sir, why not insert those words in
the .resolution ?"
The zeal and activity with -t hich tlie
Secessioniste at the South are laboring to
promote disunion have had the effect of a
rousing to action also the friends and sup
porters' of die Union. We quoted some
remarks from a Mobile journal the other
day urging the necessity for vigorous action
to confront and beat back tlie rising ele
ments of disorder in Alabama. The same
conflict is pending in Missssippi. At the
last accounts Gen. Foote was traversing the
State, making speeches at mnereni ponus
and exhorting all good citizens to stand by
the Constitution ad the Union.
An election for members' of a Conven
tion and of the Legislature is approaching
in Mississippi, and the nomination of candi
dates for seats in those bodies are soon to be
made. The Yazoo Whigof the 11th ult,
announces a meeting to be held for that
purpose on the twelfth of next month.' Ally
without regard to previous party divisions,
who are disposed to abide by the compro--"mise,
are" requested to attend. "That the
conservative wings of both the old parties,"
tays the Whig, "have ; for some months
past heenpracstically blended into one mod-.M-ate
national party no one can deny.
Jjutnow fhetime for decided action-on
the great questions of Union or Secession
approaches it Us time for them to organize
Hntrl a nariir: and' present a solid front for
Lf, ' n the treasondble ' assaults7 of
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: it knnn'nw norainst ' the - neace " and
perpetuity of the Umn of the States as it
exists. ; i .. .
' V While the national eonservatives of the
1 Squill ri flina unitTW' too-ethef and een-
' centrating their strength against the advex-
the rTm",-in in that Quarter, it is in-
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the North to do the' same thing in their
section. The time is evidently at hand
when plain developments will" have to be
made on this subject. It cannot be dis
guised that there are many at the North
who, refusing to admit tnat mere is any i
n rf TTninr nr Disunion amons any pol
itical parties there, are yet promoting an
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agitation ana striving ior enus vviun uuun
be prosecuted witnout enaangenng uic -
nion. JVlr. Joiin van uuren iuuy e-s-pc,
or declares so at least, that he and nis con-
foArn tta mti rnrrv nn and consummate their
projects witliout affecting in any way the
integrity of the Union ; ana in uus upuiuu
ATr Sflwonl concurs. Thev are laboring
to make the slaverj' question the main sta-
a i .1 Z iiniiao
pie ot politics, tne issue upon wiuui puatio
are lobe formed, the chief point upon which
tlie general Administration of the govern-
ment snail lurn. i ney mi ix.
professions of ardent devotion to the Union ;
and at the same time hold open communion
with the fanatical abolitionists of Boston,
urge them on in their work of agitation,
and declare a war of destruction against
the coherent bond of the compromise com
pact. Of what avail are declarations of attach
ment to the Union from men who pursue
such a course as this ! We are compelled
to say, as die expression of a belief sincere
ly entertained, that if this combination of
destructive elements, headed by Messrs.
Van Buren and Seward, is not met and
confronted by the nationalists of the Norlh,
the battle for the Union which the gallant
nf the South are preparing to
fight will be little other than the struggle of
a forlorn hope. Southern men rallying m
the cause of the Union, are abandoning
all previous distinctions of party ; is it not
clear that the same thing must be done by
all who are preparing to stand by the Con
stitution in the North? The South will not
be mocked. I She will require sincerity for
sincerity, firmness, for firmness ; and bat
tling for the Union as it is under the Con
stitution as it stands, she is not prepared to
behold, as the result of victory, a Union in
which, a hostile fanaticism is to hold ascen
dancy, breathing destruction to her institu
tions, and threatening to sweep before it the
feeble barriers of a Constitution already
shaken to its foundations by their violence.
She will fight for thj citadel of the Union,
niirt hnlrl it nrrainst Jill adversaries, but not
that it may be gairisoned afterwards by
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toutors.-2fc. American.
Fugitivg Slave Demanded. Brought
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tCnlTimore. A leUBf 11U1II uoniouuigi
dated on the 22(j says . The thorough
fares of this usually demure borough were
ao-ain thronged, this morning with an exci-
ted and threatning populace the colored por
tion of the community being called from the
lanes and alleys of the suburbs as sud
denly as if they had been but waiting
for some magic tocsin, as a signal ior a
rush, pell me!I, towards the residence ol
Mr. Commissioner McAllister, irom uie
clenched teeth of one and all was hissing
the news that "a man and wife, and a baby,
had arrived in their midst in custody as fu
gitive slaves and were about to be rem?.n
ded by the Commissioner-" The intensest
feeling was evinently abroad tuougn no
positive breach of the peace had been at
tempted. The facts of the case, as I gathered them
from the Commissioner, are briefly these :
The alleged fugitives were arrested in Co
lumbia, yesterd by Constable Snider, on a
warrant, brought to Harrisburg early this
morning and arraigned before the United
States Commissioner, Mr. McAllister, who
at once proceeded to the examination.
By tlie evidence, Daniel Franklin, of An
ne Arundel county, Maryland, and Ally
Franklin, the wife of Daniel, add their child,
Caroline, abcut three years of age, were
proved to be slaves, for life, of Barbara
Wailes, of Baltimore city. Immediately af
ter the hearing, the usual certificate was
made but, under the act of Congress, and
the fugitives ordered home. The morning
train fnr TCaltimnre. bv wav of York, and
thrnnrrh the f!nmherland Vallev; having
h mute it was intended to
convey the slaves into Maryland,) they
were taken to the tavern next tfee JJauphin
County Jail, and were taken ai ay in the
evening's train.
flnuornnr Tnrmstnn has '. not signed the
Viill renenlinor the sef.tion of kidnaDoitlff law
of March 3d, 1847, which prohibits the use
of the jails of the Commonwealth for the de
tention rr fncrit ivea from labor: consequent
ly, the jail atthis place could not be opened
tor trie security ot me pnsmiers
nllnerl in. nf orse the reDealin? act
cannot become a law until it has the signa
ture of the Executive, which he may with
hold until anv time nrevioas to' three days
alter tne convening ot tue legislature.
Capture' op FutiiTivE Slates. The
Vincennes (Ind.) Gazette says that on t n
rinv nrirl SaMirdav. the 2Sth and 29th ult.
the ritizens of that place were quite inter
ested on account of the arrest of four ne
groes, supposed to be fugitive slaves,- togeth
tr u-iiK a white man who lii3 name as
John Miller, and who was supposed to have
abducted them. I ne negroes were uih-en Ksouire. Roliinson. who committed
mem to jail to await the necessary process.
whicn was ionncomiug on tjaiuiuaj , ium
when it was ascertained that they were the
property of one Mr.i Kirman,-. of or. near
Florence, Ala;., they . were very;. properly
hw retnmpd to his service.and the
necessaiy certificate granted to ' enable Mr.
tTirmnn's nfrpnt to take them to Alabama. 4
Tlie abductor was proceeded against, as a
fugitive frotn justice and ordered into the
eustody of the officer irt pursuit, tot be by
him delivered to the authorities of Alabama,
there to answer for the violation oi ner law s.
Public Meeting in Yancy.
On Tuesday the 1 5th April, pursuant
to previous notice, a large and respectable
meeting of the people of Yancy ,County,
took place in the Cour t House in Brunsville.
The Meeting on moti oh of Samuel Flem
ming Esq., was organized by calling to the
Chair, Mr. John Mat 21roy, and appointing
for Secretaries, Nathan Young and John
Garland, after w hir h the chairman called
on Mr. Flemming w no explained the ob
ject of the meeting, in a speech of consid
erable length, force, beauty and eloquence,
in which he, alluded to the manner in
which the question nad been treated in the
Legislature and a t iled on the citizens to
speak out on it. Me said that he believed
the Constitution -needed amendment, and
that it was the pi opermode, and most con
sonant to the pri nciples of cur institutions,
that it should be amended by a convention.
He spoke, of the j present constitution of the
State as a mag'. ificent humbug, unequally
distributing the power of representation a
mongst the pt ple, and denying to the peo
ple the rights t hat are natural and inherent
in all fundam ontal principle of free insti
tutions. Mr . FlftmiTiino- concluded his
speech by oU 'ering for the consideration of
the meeting , the following preamble anu
resolutions .
Wherel ,s , The subject of constitutional
reform has for some time past agitated the
public mi ad throughout the State; and
whereas, t lie last Ueneral AsseniDiy was
divided b tween two modes of amending
the consti Lution. viz bv Lesrislative en-
actment, or by a free, unlimited and unre-
strirfprl winvpntinri nf the nifionle : and
whereas , we believe that a frequent recur
I v npfoprw to smirfi thet blpssinor of liber
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ty, and fJiat it is useful and proper that the
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will or me people snouia at an times ue
frpplv !Tnrpssfd in their nrimarv meeiinafs.
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upon al'i questions afiecting their interests.
more e Especially upon one involving sucn
iiHjic c cipciiuiijr ujjuii ui iiiiviuuguuvu
import unt conseqiiences as the manner of
chang i ng their organic law : Therefore,
tfe.nIreH Tint n II no itical Tover is
vested in, and derived from, the people
only .
1? Tl tha rorTle r,f this Stntp.
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OUSillllO 11UVC liie U1C CUIU cauuohv
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Resolved, that there oughtto be a con-
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vo'fltion of tne people ot tne otate, ior tne
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rjimnse nt nnatinnr such alterations in me
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vristinr constitution as in their sovereign
will thev deem licht and proper.
Resolved. That we reerard an unrestric
ted convention of the people as the only
proper and republican mode of amending
tlie constitution.
Resolved. That with a view of securing
this naramount obiect. we fullv concur in
the proposition ot the people ot mmcomoe
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in public meetingasscmoiea, wiuioui reier
enre to former nartv distinctions to nomi
nate a candidate for tlie office of Governor,
and request him to canvass the state, piac
inor his election on this issue, in order that
the people generally shall be fully aioused
and en ior lteneti on tne imoonance oi
this movement.
Resolved. That those who favor a free
convention are the true republican Partv the
party of equal rights the party of die peo- gi(Jes other remarks, congratulated the Jury
pie ; that they are opposed to monopolies that no violation or infraction of the law re
against the exercise of the momed influ- . q rcciaination of fugitives from
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ence ortne state m aerogauon oi me iignus
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Oi me peouie,- uiui uiey .-uic upyuow w f-
strictions upon the free expression of the
will oi the people, ana Deiieve inaiinar wiil
should when lully explained, De ooeyeu,
nnd that therefore we propose to designate
the movement as the movement of the Re
publican Reform Party of JNorth Carolina.
Resolved, That we heartily approve the
snn-o-estion to hold a district convention at
Morgan ton on the second Monday m Au-
o-nst. next, aud that the chairman oi tnis
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meeting appoint twenty . delegates to rep
resent tins county lnsaicl convenuon.
- Resolved, That with the view of nomi
naiincr: a candidate for Governor, we are in
favor of a ' state convention, to he held
sometime during the summer or fall, and
invite other counties of the state to hola
meetintrs and appoint delecates to said con
venuon; and that the District Convention
at Morganton designate the time and place
for the I ;iti volition. '. , -
: Resolved,. That tlie ! chairman- appoint
ten delegates under .uie last resoiuuon, io
represent this county m uie state conven
tion. : ' ' ' - ' v
The fnreroinsr resolutions were read to
the n-iefitins- fterwhich Mr; Nv W.'Wood
fin. nf Rimcombei beinor called on, enter
tained the meeting in a speech that was
hrrr-terii;rir: lf .that p-entleman. for its
forre. elonuencfe. and armmeDt.:: He poih-
ted out clearly to tne people uie gieai um-
ted out cieariy touie peopie uie gicoi um-
erence there was in the representation of
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tne eastern part oi me ciaie anu uie
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ana Drougtu to view in a loiciuie uauuci
the effect it had upon the . improvements
ot tne state, ana msisieu, aua-maue n c-
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fectly plain to every one wno nearu mm,
that to improve Uie state it was necessary
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o nave tne consuiuuon auieuuuu vj
fflve;power to that section of the state that
f f r.uii. a ooa
nas uie niaTorny oi txie iacuuic, a-iiu. .'i"o
greatest in need of slateaid, , . Mr. Erwin
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cludedty taBugm hraOemacrauc Ciends
, fr-xAa nf he
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county oi jjrtncomue va una
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to eo on in it.- taring estate au pariy uiner
pnrp.q nf . nniifinri
nulofli and to act togemer
this great question of reform. ? After which,
and a few desultory remarks from Pr. John
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O. Butler, theiesolution were on motion
unanimously adopted.
The following resolution was offered
by Mr. Flemming, and unanimously a
dopted : ." ; V, . V
Resolved, That as by the God of Hea
ven we are ordained to inhabit the highest
county in the United Slates, and adminis
ter justice nearer Heaven than any County
upon Earth, we will never submit to in
justice from others 7 without entering our
solemn protest, however Constitutional tlie
authority, j
The following persons were appointed
Delegates to the convention at Morganton :
- Col. Tilman Blalock, John Keener, Is
aac Pearson, Col. A.' F. Keith, Samuel
Byrd, Col. James McDowell, David Prof
fit, Elijah Hunter, VV. Dixon, Esq., A.
Erwin, Jackson Stuart, Col. D. D. Baker,
G. Garland, T. Baker, David Ballew, J.
VV. Garland, John Edwards, S. A. Hens
ley. ' . '
The following gentlemen were appointed
by the Chair, as delegates to attended the
State Covention, should it be held :
Mai. Saml. Flemming, Col. T. Bla
lock, . M. P. Penland, Maj. T. Baker,
Saml. Byrd, Nathan Young, John B.
Woodfin, Isaac W. Broyles, Esq., Col.
John W. McEhoy, and Isaac Pearson,
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Then on motion the meeting ad ourned.
N. Yotog. 7 Secretaries.
J. W. Garland, y
From the Randolph Herald.
TliR Ashville News, seconded bv other
Wtprn nansrs nronoses a Convention of
the people ot Western XorUi Carolina, to De
hflrl at Toroanton some time durinar the ap-
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nrnnrtlintT Slimmer. Theobiects of the con-
venuon are set tortn as "ior tne purpose oi
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ta kino over the uonstitutionai neiorms uis-
cussed in the last legislature, and to enlighten
each other and the public.
We r.nnsifler this a pood susrrrestion. and
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being strongly in favor of submitting the
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questionoi ameiiuiug me cuiismuuuu . ""
people, we hail this move as one eminently
calculated to insure energy and unity of ac-
tion nn the nart ot the mends ot amendment
by Convention. We are at a loss to per-
ceive why some of the lnends ot the iuor
nranton Convention orelei Julv to August.
We wonhl sncrcrest the oneninar of the Su
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nrenie t jfiiirL in :yi(jii'1iiwii - luuiy.
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Anoriist will doubtless suit farmers better than
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ofuiKirferert as as that ot nrotessionai
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men. .Resides, a large number of urolession-
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nlmen will have business at Morarjton at
that time. We wish it understood, however,
that we will not complain of the time ; the
Convention is what we want.
The fact that no violation or attempt to
resist the Fugitive Law has occurred in the
State of Ohio, where hostility to slavery in
the abstract is almost universal, must be
considered highly creditable to the intelli
gence of the People of that State, and their
understanding of their duty as citizens to
respect the Laws of the United State as
constitutional obligations. -
At the openiug of the Circuit Court of the
United States for the District of Ohio, on
t Mr. Justice McLean, be-
t.iv iwm
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service had taken place within this Mate
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He remarked that this fact spoke well tor
uie cnaracier oi xne cmcus uimu. :
trusted that no torcibie lnterterence wim iuc
reauirements oroperation of that law would
at any time be exhibited, within, the State.
Ifthv'law were obiectiouable, let it be rem
irlied bv the ballot box. Forcible resis-
t..,l1 -nr. he ertiihtenanced : it
should be promptly discouraged and frown
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j infh a mnrie of redress has no
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sanction, and can have no sanction, from
the institutions or morals of the country .
It tends alike to the subversion of all order,
nA the destruction of all the securities of
bur social existence.
alcn -it the smile tinte. cailea
the attention of the jury to the law of 1S18,
denouncing the preparation ofmilitary expe
ditions acrairist 1 friendly Governments. He
l,ovVorl thnt from late reoorts it seemed
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that the Captain General of Caha appre
hends such an expedition against the Govern-
rnent of thatisland. s? He admonished the jury
that it was their duty to present to the court
anv Derson or persons, if any there were,
u-i,n had been or were engaged within the
State, in the getting oh foot any such expe-
dition, and this duty he hoped would De laitn
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fully and fearlessly discharged, as he had no
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. WxiAi having : refused to countenance
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1 nntrisnpprpd at. taalnted. revil-
nm ortcs nt tlve. orJTH. U-AROLLXA ilis-
uiiiilh, o , . -
ed, and abused lay tlie organs of the fac-
n;eta "Verv well. . Liet them sro on.-?
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.Yjbt a little while, and the w kole .people of
viwrinin: rii learn- to estimate -lastly :. tne
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public far.mojveatsrf the
u,w no Soitth Cairoliaa eonspjjracy
n miiPBtliq of themdd alread'T-'- tne
next resoluUons ahat .the Legisluture of
lrcrinia are called on to pass in relation to
South Carolina mav be of a differerit ctiar-
- . tU if m;r.
I ihao iifloTrferl at the last S?SS10n
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on -ojuipauijr j ------
into rtistfuKt Axii ablsorrence. !
Alexan'(rtot uazcttc.
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f At. arlionrned ineetiiiir of the citizens of
Petersburg was held in the Court House on
the evening ot tno xza msu, o..
the City presided and ii. A. Pryor acted as
Secretary. , , T ..
The Chairman introoucea ioureiuCCu,
the Hon. Judge Saunders, of North Carolina.
T..j T,rior nddressed the meeting ai
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length and with marked ettect, in Denaii oi
the Raleio-h and Gaston Koad. At tne con
clusion of Judge Saunders' speech Mr. A.
G. Mcllwame moved the appointment i
Committee of five to draft resolutions for
the consideration of tlie Meeting.
The Chairman appointed on the Com
mittee Messrs. A. G. Mclhvaine, DArcy
Paul, R. K. Meade, T. S.Gholson and Win.
T Joyues. During the absence of the Com
mittee, '
Mr. John W. Syme addressed the Meet
ing in response to a call. At the conclu
sion of his remarks he offered the following
resolution, which was unanimously adopted :
Resolved, That the thanks of the citizens
of Petersburg are due and are hereby ten
dered to the Hon. R.M. Saunders, of North
Carolina, for his able speech in behalf of the
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Railroad, a work of common interest to
North Carolina and Virginia.
The committee appeared, and, through
their chairman, reported the following pru-r
amble and resolutions :
Whereas, the citizens of Petersburg deem
the speedy reconstruction of the Raleigh
and Gaston Railroad as of vital and press
ing importance to the prosperity of the ity;
and it is not only expected that the citizens
of Petersburg will materially aid said enter
prise, but, from information to be relied On,
it is probable that the success of it depends,
in a great measure upon them : Therefore,
Resolved, That, in the opinion of this
meeting, immediate cteps should be taken
to raise (for that purpose) a sum not less
than $100,000.
Resolved, That the Mayor of .this City
nn. ho. anu inev eiit;
hereby appointed a committe tu wait on the
.citizens of Petersburg, and "solicit. subscrip
tions Tor the aforesaid purpose.
The resolutions were unanimously adopt
ed, and the chairman of the meeting filled
up the blank in the resolution with' the fol
lowing names: Messrs. D'Arcy Paul, H.D.
Bird, Ro. B. Boiling, Edwin James, It. O.
Britton, A. G. Mcllwame, 1 hos. W lute, J .
H. Patterson, and G. W. Boiling.
Mr. McTlwaine surrrested a caption lor
- . no -
the subscription list, to which Dr. Cox and
Mr. Branch objected. Mr. R. B. Boiling
moved an amendment to the caption, and
after considerable discussion the amend
ment was adopted by the Meeting.
The subscription list was then submitted
to the Meeting, and although was quite late
and many of the audience had left, upwards
of $30,000 worth of stock was taken upon
the spot. .. . .
On motion of Mr. Gholson the Meeting
AMJKtvv ivtiViii, wiiuKui.iu, ..;
Roger A. Pryor, Secretary.
North Carctjna Coxferexce.
The Salisbury Watchman of Thursday
last savs : '
"We are renuested to announce-to. 1hv
readers of our p: per that Biship Andrew-
. 1 a .i iti i. ,i
has at the requestor tne vuurcu aim hl
i7enj crenemllv of this place, altered the
time of the next session of the iovt!i tm-
olina Conference which is to meet here,
from the 15th to tlie 25th of .November
next;' '
"The Bishon. -with his usuallv obliging
disposition, has made the change, because
of the very serious inconvenience u uum
lave put our citizens to, as tne nine ou-
gmally appointed would have embraced
the t all 1 erm ot our superior, vom .
We have .received from the Standard Of-
fio -'a rnr,v of Wm. IV. 'Shepatd's speech
on Secession, put up in pamphlet .form,
in a style of typography highly creditable
in t ii nrpsq wnnrft it was lsbutu. jjv. v
way, immense pams are miveii io --ivc.
before the people" this speech. . This, we
beheye, is itsthna appearance in t u. ;
ent form. The next ought to bean illus
trated edition, and we think. we could sug
gest a suitable series ol liiustrauorjs.
- ' . - Ureensb. 1'U. "
Massachusetts Se.yator EtECTEp..
We res-ret to learn, that on the twenty
fourth ballot, on Thursday, Mr. Sumner,
the free soil candidate, was elected by a
w-inioritv of mm vote. The National Intel
.. J "' ,:-w 1.:. .,.-.,, i-i-,..
lio-encer says : "in view oi ma tuui..uii
Avlth recent occurrences ih Boston, we can
not account for the change that has been
wrought in his favor. It should be remem
bered, however, that his eiecUon is Uie re
sult of a bargain to which a large majority
of the Democrats of Massachusetts is a
party, and that tlie Whigs in the I.egisla-
ture have nooly exeiiea inemstuvca w
Ventit." '- -- v'-';-
- Nox-lNTEicouRSE. The Boston J oilr
nal says it is estimated that the slavery ag
itiion fn that, citv has injured the trade
with the South and West to the amount cf
Iwo millions of dollars or more.
A Lav yer's Toasts Belonging, as he
said, to the profession which had the repu
tatibn ef being fond of fees, he offere d
'Fee simple, and simple fee, U
' And all the fees in tail, ; ; :
: Are nothing when compared to thee,
Thou best of fees Female:
kz, A kr.hoolmaster wrote to a lady :'
How comes it this delightful, weatherj
That U and 1 can t dine, togetner.
She ahswered :
'My worthy friend it cannot be,
U canuot come till after T.'
v& N0 23
A Crazy "Clemiymax" at iauce !
To show how badly a funatic may some
times rave, and yet be allowed to at
large without a strait jacket, we cjuote the
following extract from a sermon of the no
torious i"llevv" Theodore Parker, preach
ed at the Melodeon, in Boston, on Fast
Day (Thursday week.)
: -'Last ' Thanksgiving day I said it would
be difficult to find a magistrate in Boston
to take the odium of sending a fugitive
back to slavery. I believed, after all,' men
had some conscience, altiiough they talked
about its being a duty to deliver up a man
to bondage. Pardon me, town of Boston,
that I thought your ciJzens all men !
Pardon nie, lawyers, that 1 thought, you
had been all born of .mothers!. Pardon
me, ruffians, who kill for hire ! I thought
you had some animal mercy 'left, even in
Vour bosoms ! Pardon nis United States
Conn lissioners, -Marshals, and thf- like, I
thought you all had some shnme ! Par
don Tne, my hearers, for such mistakes !
One Commissioner was found to furnish
the warrant ! Pardon me, I did not know
he'- was a commissioner-': if I. had I never
would have said it !
"Spirits of Tyrants, I look down toyou !
Shade of C;i!ti,"ihou great first, murderer,
forgive me that I have forgotten your pow
er, and did not .remember -that you - were
parent.' of so long a line ! And - you, .my
brethren, if 'hereafter I tell you that there
is any limit of meanness or wickedness
which a Yankee will not jump over, dis
trust me, and remind me of ihh day, and
T will take it back -
"Ti'et us li.iik at the public conduct of
any Commissioner who will send an in
nocent mail ' from Boston into slavery.
m ' . A man commits
a ' -murder, inflamed by jealousy, goaded !y
de-ire of great gain, excited by fear, stung
by malice, or poisoued by revenge, and
'us a horrid thing. But to tend a man in
to slavery is 'worse than to ni'uder linn. 1
woiild ratlier be slam than enslaved. To
do this, -."inflamed .by no jealousy, goaded
by ho desire of great gain only ten dollars !
.4-excited hy iio fear, stung by no special
malice, poisoned by no revenge I .'.cannot
comprehend that in any man, not even in
a hyena ; beasts that rave for blood do not
kill for killing's sake bit' to feed their flesh.
Fonrive me, oh ! ye .-wolves and hyenas,
thafl bring you into such company. 1
caii only unueistand it in a ilecil !
" When a man bred in Massachusetts,
whose Constitution declares "that all men
arc horn free and equal ;" within sight of
Faneuil Hallwith all its sacred memories ;
.within two hours of Plymouth Rock ;
'within a single hour of Concord and Lex
int'ton ; in sight of Bunker Hill when he
will do suchli deed, it seems to me that
there is ho life of crime long enough to pre
pare a man for such a pitch of depravity. ;
I should think he must have been begotten
m sin, and conceived in iniquity, and been
horn "with a dog's head on. his shoulders,"
that the concentration of tlie vnuuny ot
whole generations of scoundrels would
hardly be enough to fit a man fcr a deed
like this !''
Solon Roljinson has addressed a letter
o the Wihniiiglon Commercial, calling
public ailrnUoii to the fact, that straw
braid icork, of the most durable and beau
tiful kind, can be manufactured out of the
lea ves of the common long-leaf pine. It
must !;; .'prepared in the same way as the
nnlinnrv i e. straw irailiercd while in its
most luxuriant state, and scalded and dried
in the shade. It is then exceedingly tough,
and almost iadestructable. It an.-wers ad
mirably fur ladies' vbrk -baskets.;; Mr. R,
susrgests that if generally hrotightinto use;
the'whole. v. orld may be covered with
straw hats at the least possible cost.
A XF.w Emetic. We congratulate the
Medical Hoard of North Carolina upon .'the:
recent invention of a now article of physic,
more power! ul ns an emetic epetacu
aha or tartar'. Wj allude to the compli
ments that have "recently passed between
the Editor of The Halifax Republican and
the Editor of the 'Raleigh Standard. Char
ley of the Republican plies "soft sawder'
upon the Standard thick, and the latter pity
pats it back upon Charley, Hoth Locos,
and both Whig deserters. "A fdlow-ieel-inJ-
makes 'cm' wonderous kind," indeed.
.Milton Chronicle.
.Yew Si ijlt of Hair 'Dressing. The N.
Mirror'avs that a large proportion ol the
ladies Zi that citv have adopted a new style
of wearing the hair. It is called the Jenny
Lind Lift, and is so arranged as to hit the
s. therein' iriven the
'retinlofrists a nccri. as 'twere, behind tlie
curtain of some very iuteresting localities.
To a certain class ol laces, says uie
ror tlie sfvle is oaite becoming, but to the
majoritv of ladies it is decidedly ' .otherwise,
crivini' them a bold, oareiaceu iu"i, ir........
inr oite of obstinate "cowlicks" upon the
side -cf the forehead. If this is the same
strle that has been in vogue here about a
year, and which, we believe, originated here,
We quite agree with the Mirror's estimate.
N. I), rivayunr.
Senator Rhett of S . C . whose ton 1 ias
lieeii a member of the present Senior class
at Harvard University, has removed his
son from College, on account of the anti
slavery, agitation ; in Massachusetts. A
Boston papei says ' the College Faculty
have voted as a special fa-vor that a degree
si all be granted to the young man. ; Tor
thexn "boj-ie couiJ not get a degree, withoutj
remaining till Fall Term, or offering some,
o-ood reason for tlieir departure. s .
Not exceeding sixteen lines, will be pub
lished one time for one dollar, and twenty
five cents for each subsequent 'insertion.'
Court orders and Judicial advertisements
will be charged 25 per cent, higher.' A Rea
sonable deduction will be made to those who'
advertise by the year.
$5 Letters to the Editor must be post
paid. Money for the Office may be sent by
mail, at our risk, in payment for subsciip-
Asrecable to previous notice a resecta-,
hie iiinnher nf (he citizens of T.inculii ninl
adjoining Counties was held at the Court
House, in l.iUicoluton, on tlie loth iut;for
the purpose of foniiing an Historical Soci
ety, auxiliary to tlie State Society cf North
. , . - V . - T "I T T -r :
Uarolma. un motion, ti is nonor jutigo
Battle was called to the chair, and Dr.j
L. Hunter appointed becretary.
Interesting addresses were delivciei
Col'J. IT. Wheeler, and Gen. J. G
num, in explaining the objects, and point-
. .1 . y l
ing out tne great inipo.iaucu oi sucn a so
ciety. ,.-'' j -
On motion, tlie following gentlemen
were appointed a committee of five to draft
a constitution and report the same the next
day nt 12 M. viz .1. II. Wl.oilrr, W.
M. Shipp, W. J. Alexander, M. 1. Vlc
(.Vrkle, ''. J. Eccles. j
The meeting then adjounied. J
Wednesday, Api il 1 0.
The citizens met pursuant to adjournment,
Judge Battle in the chair. Col. Wheejer,
from the committee appointed fur that pur
pose, reported the following Constitution,
which was adopted ; j
1. The objects of the Society shall 1 be
the promotion of historical literature, and
the collection and preservation of iviemou
als of die early history of our country; j
2. Its officers shall consist of a President;
four Vice Presidents, Treasurer, Cones
ponding Secretary, Recording Secretary
and an Executive Committee of live mem
bers. ...
3 It shall have semi-annual meetings,
and at the said meetings by some member
at such place as the Executive Committee
may direct an Address shall be delivered on
some subject connected with the objects of
this Institution.
4. The duty of the President shall bo to
preside, and in his absence one of the Vice
Presidents shall act. . j
5. The Treasurer shall take charge of
all the funds and pay them out, as order
ed by the President. 1 lie Corresponding
Secretary shall keep a conespondebce and
a little Dooic witn sucn persons as may
be proper. The Recording Secretary sliall
keep records of the proceedings.
0. The meeting of this Society shall be
semi-annual, at such times and places as
the Executive Committee may direct. The
officers to be elected annually. It shall
be the duty of the Executive Committee to
select some suitable person to make an ad
dress, and when accepted to 'publish said
acceptance; as well as the time and place
of delivery. 1
7. Each member shall contribute fifty
cents annually, and each member on ini
tiation twenty five. !
After the emolmenr of names the fol
lowing officers were-elected for the ensuing
year : .
D. C. E. Hunter, President. j
Benj. Sumner, Esq., j
Gen. JohnG. Bynum, j v; prsJ
Capt. John I . Hoke, )
Capt. G. W. Caldwell, j"
Win, II. Michal, Treasurer.
John II. Wheeler, Cor. Secretary.
Thos. J. Eccles, Recording Secretary.
YVm. M. bliipp,
J. W. Osbcrne,
L. E, Tliomnson,
Executive Com.
J. M. News on ,
Dr. 1). W. Schcnck, C
Tlie Society then adjounied !o meet on
t le.'I'iiesi lav evc-uincr or tne next janco
Superior Court.
A Promised Compromise. Mr. Botts
has submitted a compromise in the Virgin
ia Convention to settle the vexed question
of representation. He proposes that the
House of Delegates -sluil consist of 150
members, 75 from east of the Blue Ridge,
and 75 'west of it; the Senate to be simi
larly divided, and elected by districts.' He
also proposes a uniform ad valorem system of
taxation, except where specially exempted
bv two-thirds of the Legislature ; and o
prevent the creation of a public debt, with
out at tlie same time providing for its pay
ment by increase of taxation. Appropria
tions exceeding a certain sum , before be
mimturn fnw. miif.t receive the vote of 'a
majority of all the members of each branch
of the Legislature. '. ; L
We commend the following lessons
T . . . rt 1 1 .1 . -T. . i
to the attention of out lady readci
A lesson for Girls. An intelligent gen
tleman of fortune, says the Bangor Whig,,
visited a country village ill Maine, not lar
from Bangor, and was hospitably entertain
ed and lodged by a gentleman having three
daughters-two of whom, in rich dresses,
entertained the distinguished stranger in the
parlor, w hile one kept herself in tlio kitch
en, assisting her mother in preparing the
food and setting the table for tea, and alter
supper, ill doing the work till it was finally
completed, when sAealso joined her sis
ters in the parlor for the remainder of the
evenin"-. The Jiext nvorning the same,
daughter was again early in the kitchen,
while the other two w ere in the parlor .4
The gentleman, like Franklin, possessed . .
a discriifcinatilig mind was a oljser
ver of the habits of the young ladies-i-watcjied
an opportunity and whispered
1 cnmetliinrr in the ear of the industrious onp4
and then left for a tune, but revisited the
same family, and in about one year the
young lady of the kitchen wasGsnveyed to
Boston; the wife of the same getejwan
visitor, where slie ;nowr; presides at an elegant;-
mansion. -I.Thegentlemaa,. whose
i fortune she shares ,rlie won judicious
deportaieht and w-ell-diijected iudustvy., So
much for an -aidustrigus ?a
,- - . . : .. 1.
"ifumbent on the national": conscrratives ol
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