North Carolina Newspapers

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to ins rouTics. Gen. Smith, it is known, is
jTLjco Foco, bat a Foco Foco of honor, lie serv
ed and won laurels under General Taylor in the
-Florida war; an J again at Monterey under the same
gallant officer he acquired new laurels. B r.t the
crowning act of his military .career, was Lis splen
did and successful assault upon the enemy; at
Coutreras under Gen. Scott. lie thus writes to a
friend in New Orleans:- -.'"'". i
, - H Cirf or Mo,vico, April 8th, 18131
jv Any, erne who lias visited this country
must have horror of rbad government, for here
U seen the flpot'on earth most favored by nature,
stripped i f all its advantages and converted into a
hell ty.the Vices and corruptions of its ruler?.
'. I have jrroat faith ia our own peppb howjver'; j
tnoy'slww their hig:i eensc of honea'y and nob'e-
nvsa wheneVcf Uie occasion offers;
. ... Gen. Taylor's military'exploits are not the cau
trsof hia pop'ulantv; they are only the occa?
lV,r the iKm-Aav of his found iudrmient. ennrcv of i
character, Iotty and pure sense of justice, and in
w. 4 j - j . 3 ' rtj
corruptible Lonely, lie has as inucri reputation
because even Where the composition is nctChis
ww '" ' , . " , rw
w marKea by tne purity ana iu.Liaes.-i 01 ins -own
I never heard of any one, however corrupt or
has: himself, th it, after live minutes' conversation
with G:inT Taylor, has dared to propone or even
hint at, anything dishonest or mean. And no in-
'tercour.-ie in the ordinary events of common life
can give a true .idea of the loftiness of his character.
I re .iicrnbt-r your asking me,' at the time he was
v put in command at Corpus Christ,' whether he was
oqual to the circumstances. I ta!d you of his
eon nl judgment and inexhaustible energy as I had
learned them in Florida, but I did not thoncotitnate
properly the other and higher points of his cliarac
icr. In the campaign on the Rio Grande, I saw
him tried under ail circumstances, an i he always,
cama out pure gold.
, Hid profession thatLe will be the candidate, of
j h jtarly will, if he be elected, be "carried out in his"
practice, not tiiat lus opinions on matters of poh
cy may nnt
?nost oi
-'. to act
m inageinen'
with the opportunity to display his character., -you
ee at once that it was-&rtim.ited properly, and I
coma back to the truth of the proposition! started
with, that 1 believj tlie pjople will always proper-
. ly inea8iireJ(-rr"Miien. '
'-. I do not ay tliey will always reward them pro
perly, for lltey c.iunotahvjya givea direct expres
sion to thoir feelings, , and tlu least worthy may
hxve the vote without;having the wish. - '
Tiere has a great error been committed in rela
tion to Gen. Suutt :, no military operations in his
,try havvi displayed more military 'qualities or been
'more uniformly successful in their , results. Nor
Iuve they been in any caap the result of chance;
every tliinj has .been done in conformity with a
plan, find ihe event in all casesias. "been almost
jrodicted. That a successful Treneral ' should be
.degraded in fie very scene of success,! for coih
pUiuta mad? not of him but by him is exceeding
strange, and most unfortunate-. Every one in the
army feels it as a disgrace. . I
Your sincere friend. I
I--- ' ' I'KilSIFER F,;SSlITII.
Col. Cass was attached to the army under Gen
eral Hull at the ' time of iU disgrace l'nl and disas
trious surrender -and the" only act of heroic valor
claimed for him by -hjs political friends, is a des
perate charge upon a slwnp. '
General Hull, in his official despatch, gave asja
reason for the cowardly surrender among others,
'that as his army was out of provisions, surrounded
by Indians, and a superior British force, the only al
ternative, was capitulation or starvation and slaugh
tpr. After the surrender," Col. Cas hastened to
Washington,, prepared and published- a letter throw
ing the, whole blame upon General Hull.; In this
cclebrite'd letter Col. Cass says : !. 1 . ;
VThe stato of oui provisions has not been gene
tally understood. On1 Uie day of surrender we had
iaitj nv.v.owv. .. w
-15 days provisions of every kind ouhan l. Of meat
there was plenty in the coivntry, and arrangements .
had been made for purchasing and grinding Flour. I
It was calculated we could readily procure three i
-months - provisions, independent of 150 .barrels 6f J
Hour ana i,ou ueau ui eauiu, uaiu ji.iu ul-j tuit
warded from Ohio, and which remained at the riv
vr Raisin, under Capt. Brush, within reach of tlie
tinny." ; This was the 'statement after the surreh
i der, now we wish to call attention to Col. CassTs
.statement before only ; days before the sur
render. In a letter to his brother in law, Willis
Silljman, August 13th, t'ul Cass says; : . j
: '-Our situation is becoming critical, i If tilings
-. get worse, you will hive a letter fiom mo, giving
a particular account of this business. Ba'd asyiiu
.. . '.i f .-,-.. i ti,
may uiiiih. uut aiiiiaLiwn, , o.ii
iav tnuiK our suuauon, u is stui v.urj iitn ou
f UMieve. . I cannot descend into particulars, lest
1 this 8honlJ -Tall ilito the .hands of tho enemy." j
Again ia another letter to Gov. 'Meigs, of the;
aame date, ne says:
.The letter of the Secretary ot Wari. to you,i a
conv of which 1 have seen, authorises vou to pre-
B?rve and keep open the cominunication from tie( !
UT K,lys'- ! . . w d"uu'-1 Y11? "n : sur.vivp.. thank h;ivnnnn..l nnimatM t'iA Whl,,, ' nntmnn nrf ,!;,ilv .ilrinrf. fm! osr
r injse iw, is u itiiu ji- 13 nut we ram i ,.r ,1. . I v . . . ......
adverse to his own opinions : but 116 uartv I i i". -Ti' . , j cry subscription as an additional incenuve
t or power can ever load linn todoa '.. r. v' ' ; .-i i 1 v . ' uustnous exertion. At tlie same tune, we
. or waat he Ihuirfs a wrontr, thinsf. ! 11 v...:i- r- . .v...; '.1- !ono tali in or in. nnd lisro mom on our
OOUaWi:. AilVlur was iwmsu.u UV CUMUS Wil.nnl l'm,M,n .n,l It , --f.J K - Zt f : f..r nil nr,l.rc that r.v.,r ho n-,t , n.l cn
,r, . . . -. , I uui Jiiuu il.uiuiui vvJlVflHUUI, rVIIUUiciliUil UIU o ' I J
State of Ohio to Detroit. It is all important-that ; -ico, wnere the surcharged clouds, ot war wr:e
tt slumld be kept open. very exL:teni.. dje;uls ! brooding. We have not time to recount his suc
ii ran i I. 0:iir supplies must come fro:ni our iState I- cessive battlefield., or track his brilliant career.
Oaio.) Tats cozifry aitcs n.a Jitr.usn
ihU ttxistlmr stale.' tuiihiniT but a larce force of;
2,0 men at feast, will affect the'objeot.-" ; him, and his .deeds are fresh1 and vivid in their
.-. This was t'lvQpinion of Col. Cass :; dtp lie- j memories. Too deafjuing was -th-? roar of this
fere he surrendered. 'A . gft? tlicn seemed -.inoyi- : brief fctenn 'of war, too thick was the smoke, too
t vble," and tha -heroic CV.o.kI was cither so frih-' dark the peril, too deadly the fight, to let our peo
teneias to magnify their "critical- -ii.'K'f.vH,"cr pie think calmly of - tiio man. who was tlie leader
vho. he forot: all about it wliju t'ne danger w$re ; and hero of our pcrilld arinv. But alter the war
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viv-t ' ". ; ii
. Puurd-tys b-rr.:
,5 t'ne capitulation, hi-i situation
al so "had,' tint! hi dare nat
Tud. become critical
puticuhri-o, Ie3j tho enemy niight jirvptt out. lie
fm:n Ohio.-aa.4-iAw omUrn d-v$ n;! fiirsthh thvs',.-
nhtl ronummicatiorrmiist be k nt oneh 'io;;:t S' -
,kv EX.isTENC'n BE'rESPS vi ox ir," anl; not Lss th in
o utrt'r.un,fnitrl n'.,-t it Knw ii'thit H-i-r. ii, t
trti?," then 'Col. Cass must have been "pro h-ioa-slv
friirhLMie.1 " and if it were true, how can it be ire
Vonc'ded with his letter after the surrender, or' with
his test hnonv on tne trial "-ol troneral liu!l, when
' he ftnted "that tlie situation of th-4irniv in res-
pect to provisiou was a suliject . of-frerjuent cpn-
vcraations between General Hull and the officer--
lliat he never kne;c or vnderstotI that th-: ann'y -i-js
i er Id;
Tho following facts are stated in a : letto
- cL'.
;fcrgeant William Gracfi', Jr.. of the corp.? of Artil
lerikts of th?' Pcnnylv.nna Volunteers. Tlie let
ter ia datee" "San Angels, Mexico, April i0..1Si$.'"
and is piMis'1 in the Reading (Pa.) Jo irhal.
AVc extract all that relates to this subject, as fil
lows , " : i
'tNow let me tell .jao how Senator Cass was
treated by the volunteers. Vou will recollect
; t' we, (or the volunteer. w?re mtisero,f urjier
the act of ol ay, 'id. by which wcarolb ved
. per month far elotlusg. and in a circ'd ir d ted
August 7th, '47. ve were ngain assured o r reiv
ing the sami a rectus tnat Mri Ca,
ii gothl e'conotii'c ii he;r:. o.T r 'd a hill to
"the vo!unt.i.-c to iM-Jlywfhed'ia kir.d; !:;c jsj.n
rates areoruinjf 'to, grade w provided fcr'thf ,'"
trooiwin tha-reukr anny.' Thus votAW h- ,
has reducour'pay for "clothing 'from 3 50 to ;
S2 SOv-i-This, Iappcae, i3 the coraiH iaticn we ,
get for lighting our way taJtheXapital. .A? roon:
-as- tsie 1st rennsviramins r&uuvea nowa tJiat
thisartrtbniha4p3S.' exievld a ror
acrost 'fke main rcfrd hading to the efty of ?,lexlc
and nr.cff-'Ernc r rooa I-.vxs Cass ! Some cf
the officers touchct! by their pontics, ordered it to i
Ikj cut down,-bat the boys liad him in r'tjU jxtsi-
lion again, soon afiqr, where hie huni tiH evening j
u-hn he wis taken down. &nllJrmeJio the flames." 1
Th? Journal in y uLlishfng the lettt-r says : !
tsSerg?ant Graeff is a citizen of Reading, well :
known to every man in Ihh community, who was j
amon?r the first to volunteer for thp u-iir. nnH h
done good service ever since. If any one deubts
that tneit Iter is eenuius lie can seethe hrvnn
by calling at this office.' ! f i
ChinnnAii Atlas.
Witnot Proviso Repudiated bv ike- Whirr Can. I
- . .
What widths Iocoforos eny now they who !
have all along contended, against lijht and know!- j
cJgc and m utter ccntemj.t of tfuth, that Proviso
;:a was chiefly confined to the Vir party ! Who
are now tlu friends cf the South ? AHs for De
TheW hiffs of the Union havo n-.f t nnil
decided tiiie tnonienton qaestion they have re- !
Tl.... I !.!! t J- .' '
ii.vv ujjiirar.iiy rtiusea to give it counte- '
nance ! They have rejected it by a drcided and
overwhelming majority ! " 1 j
A Resolution was introduced into the Whig Na- !
tional Convention, refcoamizlncr and adootintr thr1
I Wilmot Proviso, but it was .rejected almost unani-''
mousiy, without discussxn. It was treated Rs a I
stranger a3 a thir.g "entirely out of r,b.rP Tho- i
only wonder is, how it came there being as it is,
a bantling of Ixcofoco paternity. The Ahsg was
generated and warmed into life by the Democracy
nurtured and sustained by its natural parent,
and of course, possessed no affinity with Whigisra, i
21 G to 3G. This vote was a fatal blow to South
ern rights sdr f:ir as Iocofocoism is concerned.
The-Democratic Cnnvpiitinn h:is vrfuti-.l in r.-iot
the Proviso by an bverwhehniiiff majority, and the !
L Whig Convention has rejected it by a majority, ;
equally as decided.
. It would seem that these votes on a question of j
such vital interest to the South, . and to the whole ;
l.a.ion, would awaken the Southas to the real po- ;
SltlOll Of Tl!irtl(s ht flllk' Ilia tVia Win., mrlu Jr.
Convention, recognized the rights Of the South." but
they have selected a Southern man as their candi- !
ani consefjueniiy, u was nootoa out t!ie Convention, f winch payment is made
. .....aiuuic ui oouin upon - rection. Our friends w
this noje-:ns":Mrin. event. J he same i i?ral sr.irlf : . . .
r.t . -.: c i -A. ; ot the naper as a suf
" I "which warmed the loso:ns cf t!in Whirrn nf P7fi i
ti..- t w
... . J 1 1. now i'r ma contrast, jl is Known 10 our rnnr- : , . . .. . ;
date arid standard-bearer; a man who was born vices, of Mr. S. M. Puestos, recently of this City,
in the South and whose interest is, and ever has ad . added a Mathematical and Military Depart
heen in the South, but whose patriotism is co-ex- T .. . ,xr , , , c
-i-ini.i.. sii. it: nr.ii ment to the Institute. We have tne pleasure of
"""'' ' uiuvu. ji an uuehiious. pertain-
ing to civil polity tlie slavery question is, to the
,South, by far, the most imjortant. No one can !
doubt the soundness of the Whig candidate in re- i
?aJd t0lT sub' lh.e ther hand no one of I
noi more in.n ordinary credulity can repose any :
confidence in the Democratic nominee or the Con-
vention which selected him. The whole history ot
tne man, including the Convention that nominated i
him, goes to show that he has .no sympathy for
Southern rights and interest.
- Macon (Ala.) Re pub.
A correspondent of the Philadelphia North Am-
encan eraWs the lollowinrr parallel between Gen. I
Cass and Lodru Rollin. However severe, the cari- ;
cat are of Cass in Ids Senatorial .capacity is not
undeserved :
The parallel between Gen. Cass and Ledru Rol
lin is a striking one. They have both a common
object to achieve, and they have both employed the j
s ime to promote t'aoir success. On all the !
great question.? of peace and war, Gen. Cass has j
been signalized above all others, by his radical, ; peerless and rallant achievements in t:ie held.
1.' 1 T 1 - .111'
i sn!itprrannnTi limn immiUm. Tf list; nnrlv tpnnpd
one stop, he advanced'tvvo, in order to keep the
one t-iop, no auvanceu ivvo,
lead anJ to fa8ten"-upon him
followers, as the pioneer in
roag experiment. With a 1
self tlie attention of his
every wild and dange-
pvr.orimonr. Wi n n hn ii :inn ree.K ess hand
til 1 11;. l 1
n.i w;,h-3 hlado. he hns strn-k at tho
peace and prosperity of the . country, careless of
consequences and only desiring to mount afhigh
er round on the ladder of ambition. Ihe same'
impulses directed each of these men, and while i
kollin was willing to spill the blood of L' ranee in j
civil war, Cass was ready to risk the safety of his ,
country on the desperate hazard ot personal poh-
tics, and to invoke foreign war as an element to ct lac 1 resiuon. ior me uisgiacciiu ana mi- sideration ot our Democratic InentisJ as very cn
accomrdisli Jiis ends.. The difference between them," ' chievous" publication cf the Gaines IcUer. To vfiirhtcnintr and cbnsolinsr to their nartv, and icon-
is that wiii.di makes the distinction between tlie
two countries. Though Cass may beconsidercd
as the prototype of ltoiiin, yet Rollin has the first
trial before tlie people and has received the first
verdict ot condemnation. It -is to ho seen' whether,
for the same sufiicicnt reason?, the American peo- :
pievwifl no-, following this wholesome example, :
repudiate the Am rican Jacobin.
General Taylor was sent into Texas, h
into Mcx- ;
Alto, Uoi:
la Pain:?. Monterey, Buena
Vista tne hearts cf ah our, people marched with
ctomls had. spent ineir lury at liucna. ista. and
I the legiuivs of Santa Anna tied away like scattered
i clouds after a storm, leaving the clear sunshine of
; li.aven.upon t:ie scene, ah hearts rushed to tuat old
in in, an l, thronging around him, the people studi-
. cd wita ituVin?o interest every movement ot ms bo-
! dy, mind, and ii'ea rt. '
j And how well' have we learnt the dear old man. j
: Tha plain old Soldier, without no:no or ostentation, i
with the n-rve anl (;Ugment of a viari, but yet
the heart an 1 soft feelings of a cYtld ! His very
i person we kn,r,v--s:o-it, thick set, anl bulky--the
' picture o; suaphcity, traminos., ana gaot. uenng.
t And a roo! oM.nian is he ! Liuio children world
" .... . ...v. .....v..
i unili
their b in Is to see him in his country's
form, and, encouraged by his friendly smile and
Iping arm, woalj clamber up to see the "eagles'
t . r t
ttO'.is ana ?.ie siii-mnjf iro.n o
f h
The i
verv dorrs won .! rrow.l firnu'i.l in feM ari:I
never fear a
kick: and "old Whitev,' weal! Jb--ir
i the favorite ok! char;
or moves with a pricked car
an i a
he heirs, the fficndlv
sonn-l of his Inaster's voice I Ken'itc-;y Common
w:a!:k. -,
, The. I)iot"ecj p-e?sc3 a vl orators ccntinne
.- t!!". l.i ;t, i f .- 'ie I "rrrvn.-.l trsrs" over ir
Cy. It reanres.?io:ne forbearance ( savs the Al
r-xin lri i (i.2':te)'to see tliis with patience. But
do thv think th.w deceive -ny 'jotlyly tiieir by-r.ocritic-il
r.tet: ne t.f admiruin for Mr. Clav ?
Why. iihe t:d U-ea-fci? V:ug canuJate, .there
i not coc of U-ise; syarpatbizcrs' who was net
r-adv to c'fttnmn e th" work 'of abuse which thev.
li-.v-e heapel hi !r.Mff ever s'n.v 1 ''.'; ;
WJvlU AiUl,lAA , i 13U.
SlTlUDAlVJltr 1, 1818.
We grek a pure, hoaest, and indepriiJent Gotern
r.i ; an AJnzia'uilraiiou which will carefully abstain
an exercising inters confided Iff the Constitution
I1: an Administration which will carefully abstain
ro' trcitng-jic.r conpaea uyiM onniixuon
. ; to Congress; and which will use "t Veto only in
the extreme ca.tet contemplated by the founder of Ire
Kepu'ilic ; which will act for the Istmntry, and not
for Parly ; and place it J cot at once Aid immutably
upon the odiQtii yiem of diftribtrtn the Ofii'-es
f tie Government ainouz partizaa advocate., a, a
ucceitul VSiepain dvrirg the
"Spoils" of Batth
f cmorz his victarhu retainer.
rTt 11 J n vi "V C T1 '
vH AKL.kfc. ivlAiN Lj 1 , Ol ItalClffll.
The receipt of all money for the Times is con-
sidered ps acknowledged, when the papers for
are sent according to di-
-i II consider their reception
cent voucher on our part.
We tender our heartfoU thinks for the gratifying
isider ev-
to in-
are not !
books ,
pply the i
back numbers as long as any remain on hand. !
. Sujp6rt' your own causo wall, Whigs of North
rolinakand we'll wage the Camjuigo vigorous-
ly for you.
Wejearn that the Trustees of this Institution,
wlic;-. is situated at Cedar Rock, in Franklin
'Couvy " addition tathe Classic! instructor, Mr.
D. S. Richardson, have lately engaged the ser
an acquaintance with both these gentlemen, and !
anticipate much success, enviable reputa-
ticn'for the School under their ioint charge: and '
feel entitled to congratulate the citizens of Frank- 1
, l . ,
1,n c9u"fy upon the opportunity thus afforded them
oft sending their sons and wards to this excellent
The Editor of the Standard, in his last paper,
publishes "all? General Tavlor's letters a favor
t() the Wjiff part as agTeeaUe as unexpected.
.,,1 . : ., ,,
e nopeie wi.i stercoiype rnem, ana weep , wi
on lirst Pa8e a!1 Uie whnc so mat ins uemo-
cratic readers may see, ponder, and inwardly di
gest, thJe lofty and patriotic sentiments of the ex
traotdinary man. to whom ,the favor and affection
il l 'l t . , 1 -w 1 ii o i-(i-Ti ttmcA
UI l Yl' '
truly noble, modest,, and able letters, as for his
But will our friend of the Standard pardon us
for suggesting that he did publish qxnls "all ! .
There is one icUer of General Taylor, (which he principles when a boy cf 17 he had repaired to country and faithful to the" Constitution. -Co.n-no
doubt forgot, but which, of course, we shall ex- : the frontier unaided anl unfriended, and had! not j parjd with him, your little- ietty Polks and Van
pect to see in the Standard next week,) net in- 'dreamt, nor hid any body else, that he would ever : Burcns, and the like, all birds'" of prey, and nothing
eluded in this collection, which we arc anxious the I be called to tho high station he now occupied-i-he else, dwiiidb into utter insignificance unfit ip be
public, our Democratic friends particularly, should I was most tlianklidfor the manner in winch hejhad mentioned in the same day with the Hvo of Buena
see ; and that is that scorching reply to Mr. Marcy, j
dated "Ao-ua Ne.eva, March 3, 1847," in answer to j
thft n:, from th, Scretarv convevin- tlie "censure" !
, ' ' , ,. J ., .
bring it to cur-friend's reccilcctkn fully, so that he j
may easily find it for publicalion. we quote i:s j
paragraph: !
"In conclusion, I would say that it has given mc
great pain to bo brought into tho position in which 'i
1 now find myself with- regard to the Department;
of AVar and tlie Government. It has not been of
my own seeking. To the extent of. rnv;
and the means placed'at my di?jHiP3l, l"hae sought
faithfully to serve the Country., bv carrying out the i and instructions oi" the Executive. But it i
c.-.nact be concealed that, since the Capitui:ttion of i
Monterey, the confidence of the Department (and ;
I too much fear of the President.) has been gradu- '
al!v withdrawn, and my consideration and useful- j
ness correspondingly diminished, the apparent
determination ot tut
iitr.t to place me in an ;
attitude anUgonifticai to Lie Government, has. an
v.,l illustration in the well known Fable of JEsop. j
But I ask no favor and I shrink from no responsi- j
b'ility. While entrusted with the command in this j
uuaitrr. I saal continue to uevcte an mv c-ner;:uf
mailer, I snail continue to devote aJl-my c-ner
: to the public gooil,. looking lor my ncv.-a.rd to the
. consciousness of pure motives, and the final verdict
: ul impartial history
We hail, vith pleasure, the expected return cf j
our soldiers from Mexico. They are the men who
wiil go to work ab!y and ehectiveJy tor Ol
i r".,
1 ..ICtv
the soldiers friend.
There's not a soldier who
cvcr servej under him, but what loves him
! a
fp.thrr. nud will f-ive his vote as well as his
. , . . ,T.I rr-. v. . .11
1 tmence to via ivougn ana ivcau. xuvywat .en,
not only of his daring and wonderful exploit?, but
; Df his kindness and humanity to his mem, and of
: theni all, no matter what their rank and st.u.on,
Their language wih bo eloquent in his pjrais e and
touching in its lone, as tliey point to rear?.
and tell on what fields they fought successfully un-
der Old Kac!iary Taylor. The epauletted jopiu
jayi commissioned by Mr. Polk may not think so
much cf plain Old Don Zack. Perhaps they are .
- ' rizht he would never ruurd a:iv man, save l v
the standard of ,i.:ri' snd v.e bona v 'm?v re
the standard of ii.:vitt s
i tarn Ibcof.ce? still.
S-cATon Do'-" "i'h
in New Orleans a f -.v d
, coring i-pe?cjii-s, ex-oimi '
. ct. :n-
i: -
n -.Tan
f; C.
' ; rAS,3bA.5nriTFOIl!.r.' nVhU ay?. .. lis tsvuas to chtx far sosoa
TheYxcillty Willi which Irr?; Democratic -!Co:n!- thing, and " goes it U'.:d r We Uiiuk'Le Is the
nec tlmnys his own princies, and a$ojsho?e1 Cat of hU race. His Uol was mi represented ia
prescribed for hita. Is not the least remarkably trait jibe Coavei.tjcHi at ILIifas. And, even at tlie prt
m hJ accoraTnodatiEg aud veladile ciaracter He j sent 4a t! Crow Creek settlement wtnld neTcr
his hcrrtofore been a fa?t frienJ of Internal Ira-! penJtuch a man as he is to a Conceatiun to model
pfovcaieats Ly the General CcMcmmest; Kivtr and I
""' ii.uvwnvittcspBciaiij ; anc.cui ox roany,
we here produce two noted instances to prove it,
wu:ca wo nave ventied by ins reccrJ :
The first Harbor and River bill, since Cass's ,
election to the ' Senate, was introduced into the I
liaise on tlie 31st of December, 1815, and pa-j.xl ;
a first and second reading. On the 20th of March
Jbllowmg, it finally parsed, acdjon tV 24th c$ July
passed tlie Senate, Ga. Cass voting in the affra- j
ua uic i oi .august tne i '.resident returned ;
U to thcHoase of Representatives not 8ena in
which it originated, with his objections: after Wing
discussed, the! vole was taken on its postage. V nil
resulted ayes 68, noes 55. There not heingjfwo-
I Tiii&us it necer weid to the Senate, consequently
j Gen. Cass had no chance to vote against itf
The ether Harbor bi'J vetoed' by President Pclk.
i was introduced nto the IIouseUf Representatives
j on the 23d of December, 184G, and-passed that body
j on the 20th of February following. It passed the
j Senate, Gen. Cass voting rji tue Ai-nniiATitE, on
! the last day of tlie fission, the 3d of March. ' Soon
after the commencement of the present session of
Congress, the President returned it with1 objections
to the House cfRepreseutitives, where it origina
ted. And as it did net pass that body by two-thirds,
the Senate was net called upen to act tipen it.
Now, all this is plain enough, and these n otes
are signiiicant 'enough. A person would think
that Gen. Cass had some opinions, and a ctedi upon
some principles, in these uniform votes, and that
people would know where to find him. '
But, the Baltimore. Convention, in its wisdom,
adopted the following resolution ;;and General Cass,
in his letter of acceptance endorses it, with all the
rest: ditm3tricai!?y opposed, as. tin reader will see,
to the Candidate's former course, and expressed
opinion - , and recorded votes, o:i the suljpct of In-
ternal Improvements :
"2"s-vrs7, That the Constitution does not ; con
fer upon the General Government the power to
; commence 'and carry on a general system 1" in
ternal improvements.
In this resolution the Convention requi reef their
Nominee once more to "hop the twig," and he hops
it accordingly repudiating his former opinions,
without any ceremony at all, as it seems to Us at
the South ; and yet, strange to say, he is supported
in the Northwestern States, and in Ohio particu
larly, as the firm and fast friend cf River and Har
bor improvements these very votes being produced
as the testimony, though, as we have shown,-; pro
fessedly abandoned and repudiated, by Mr. Cass,
Brt mnv n nonnr . -
,r1 an oru&' m PAPor;
But ,as last 1la!f"r on tne- subject of slavery
and Internil Improvements is both "rich and rare,"
alld was promulgated at Cleveland, Ohio, oh his j
recent arrival at that place in his way home.
Judge Wood, who was appointed to welcome,
Gen. Cass, in behalf of the -democracy, toll the j
great nominee that he had been misrepresent!
he had been charged with hostility to the doclrine j
of internal imnrnvpinpnta in tlio trw-if wpstorn i.L-oe !
and rivers by the General Government ; hd had
been charged with opposition to the doctrines o-f the
Wilmot Proviso and fce was happy that the dis
tinguished nominee of the great democratic party
was there present, to speak to the people ibr him
self upon important matters.
In renlv. Gen. Cass expressed his fears that he -!
would not be able to make himself understood tipcn
the great questions alluded to, by the vast multitude j
before him he hoped they had all read his letter
accepting tlie nomination of the Baltimore Conjvcn'
tion it contained his last declaration of political
been received and honored and he bid them all an
uffc'ioiito-aeieu ' -l
v th.u PJ,'r.Atn urrW,:X
'.v.-, - - -j- r- r
t.uiiiug, "as clear as mud," the last ex pop of;
"wheel about and turn about" principles with which j
they may expect to bo favored. ' We do r.ot wonder
that the "h;,Tu ttitien' .Mr Cass "occupied' .
... m m- .
was embarrassing to the last degree, and that' "a f
fectionate adieu !'" is about the coolest thing wo
have come acros-i during this long spoil ot bet
weather. lie (-xpVcsicd "his fears Aiiat he tfould
not bo able to n.uke himself -understood ui ch the
great ip.ies lions alluded to," and he drops the "f-ub-jjet
with great ease and the' utnast sang froid,
signally disappointing Judge Wood, as well afe the i
""great democratic party,' then and there assembled.
Cool -decidedly ! "political prii.c'.4ee," indeed i
IIS a more like the Frenchman's Itea "when' you !
put your finger on him .V-'s iu d ir .'"
iave before Sj.okcn of tlie opprobrium, cast
; UP
i tne lramcrs of our !Uie Lo;ijt:'.utiOn,' our
wise, urave a:ia; no.vj-: i u:iei oy i toi? v. ao ia. ur
the tearing' dovn of the guard and checks they
have rro.-iJed ar;tinst oppressive hurjjni being
hr.pbsed by cic
class of the. people
. .
ujon another..
A writer in tib last Favc-tleville C.
ancc.-U-rs could, har.ily have Uen Wiiigs in the
Revolution, sr.d who thank God ! is evidendy no
himse'O has ablest exhausted' tho vocabula-
rv in giving oujous ;uiu names to t:ie pro-
i er.
nnaiificatii n : and "cf-urs?,--brands its
iramers With aii ttie er-a.ti whicn
iie so iibc-r.illy
showers upfintho' j. ro Isitu th.e-y adopted
it a "federal humbug a
a j.ropjrty ep.iai.fication,
v. ...-.-T-.ZT.. It-
"a federal svit-i.n -ot :u.:-.v.iy
savs. whoever snn-wrts ii is "a teder.
t at h .rt.
and is utterly ntiwerthy the support of a free pet
pic, because hf is an exclusive prl. i'ege H-in. '-
He calls it the ;"feiieri feature,- and sxvs v-.-JL
mark-? of that lr?ast. federalism, is tu! seen :j tire
face" cf &ar CnAtitction. "iot u no tingerj-t says
miassemhlv of men t j make laws Tor u
J Ly which we the people c.-..::dt ecu-
i.s cit
woat cm
he) .a-.Viru
a Constitaicn He evidently lisows more about
u.e "Jacfiass," to which he aUmfesy llian he does !
about the Constitution of h!s Slate an.t regard .
ot ownjasitly osght to nane Lira to attend t
Lis Lome nsatters, lus .VW.-yJ ami hi, ijnJi.
Tli? IhrsbcniiTS nf VnrV ta i i'iit ImoIt.?
Jul cf tl:e traccs pf the -harmonious Dccticyr
ktly, at their Convention at Utica. noulna-
ted Maniu
an Buren for President, and iknator
Dodge, of Wisconsin, fwr Yicc President ilr,4
Ritchi". cf tlie Wushingtoa Union is standing on
his head about it-
-and all the '-harmonious" are in
a peek of trouble. The excitement has not reached
Nash and Edgecombe, yet, that "we knew of, bat
when it does, we have no doubt we shall hear of
great " indignation" meetings being held in these
"unterriued' counties.
If has reached Wake, though, land thrown the
Ed tor cf the Standard into parciysms. Hear how
he exclaims over it : "flow fearfully and ruinous
ly have disap'pointment and mad amh'tion wrought
upon the minds and upon tlie heaits of Martin Van
Buren and Henry Clay ! But Mr, Van Buren will
sink alone. His mere word and will cannot se
riously affect the Republican patty." Granted.
His mere word and will cannot. But tlie word and
will of all the Barnburners can seriously npset
Lewis Cass, dud lose him, to say no mere, the vote
of New York.
The Standard was very officious, last week, in
declaring that the Whig party was "rapidly dis
solving." We thought, at the time, it had better
lock at home and sure enough, out pops little
Martin, down goes Jim Crow Cass and the party,
so far as New York is concerned, is "rapidly dis
solving.". Martin means to ruin, if h can't rule,
and he digs it into Cass, under his fifth rib, with as
little remorse, as "tho party" lunged away at Mar
tin, when they put up Polk. wThus even-handed
justice doth commend tlie ingredients of their
poisoned chalice to their own lips." In all this,
bowever, the people have one consolation that
"when rogues fall out, honest men may get their
own." Their "principles," about which they cant
so much, being nothing else than the "five loaves 1
and the two fishes," they have disagreed among
themselves, and gone to quarrelling,' about who
shall have them. This gives tlie jjcople to whom
these "loaves and fishes" belong, a fair chance to
take the distribution cf them into their own hands
and accordisgly, they have put up a Captain who
always gets the victory and "never surrenders" to
rcut both wiugs of the corrupt party, and take the
administration into his own pure and honest hands.
General Taylor Us " Ready to undertake any
service the people may .demand from him. "He
fears no danger, and shrinks from no responsibility ,"
when duty calls. If tho people uWire it, he feels
bound to serve them, and in doing so, ho will be
"the President ofthe nation, and not the head of a
DartV." ThlS is tllC VCryhinS We Want. We
have been cursed and ridden tpdeaCi by politicians I
who trade with the people's otljiceB, sport with our I
lives and waste our treasure, tcj carry out their own
selfish ends. Old Zack is unteammelled, aul will
give no pledges, except honestly .to administer the,
government, and follow in the &otsteps-of Wash-
mgtoa. . tins is p!e.!go enough, and should re-
commend him higher thm anyrthin olse can, to
tlie love and affection, of the' American people a
brave, iron-hearted, victorious soldier, who woulu. nt
be overcome by banta Anna, nor by l'olk and
Marcy, and who dared to be honest, true to his
Ihe sooner we arj clear ot them the
We learn ''from the Standard of Wednesday,
that Perrin Busbee, Esq. 6f this City, has been ap-
pointed the Democratic Elector for this District ; :
that he has accepted the nomination; and will enter ,
, . ..' Ty1t1
wl the proper time upon a thorough canva$3 ol the
wl the proper' time upon a thorough canv;
District.. This "proper 7i.W-' is-ratheiuhcertain, j the reason so satisfactory to thotfe Southern Dem
and we have no doubt, it will puzzle the "unterri- I ocrats so gifted with a geneTcus confidence thkt
fiC-d '""aceuratelv to fix it. By way of aiJinjr thein. i the new territories in Mexico ara of such a mixed
we take liberty to suggest, that it probably means '
(he ii
fiO. th
may escape the c;icuss.( n-of t-at new tiicovery
;the five snfTragCj to w"!.is.h, if is n ported, he isJ
by no means friendly. If it should be rrpTied that
an Elector for President U imder no obbgaticn to
discuss 'matters appertaining to Suto politics, we
answer that the Democratic party has" brought w'p
I the issue as a Democratic principle, .and . no man ;
! who e::pccts' cfifcc in the State hp s any right to j
shirk it. All the cf " ? arty tlie
fAczXaz is bound to defend, and u.usl b? called ou to
defend, Lefore the people l and what will he said ;
of Mr. Busbee, if ho desires to e-cn;e fn.;a any cf
cf issue
up, or that he
vAil-zh his evn arty
does r.-t go the
and ccjij.-equctitly ;
has no t
xv.:. s upon i..e coni-iencc Oi
io j arty.
Nation il. politic enter largely into our State dis-cu--i'
ns, c vc ;y whtre, and why should net our
Meeuiiar' i-.suea bear Upon the. Presidential can-
? Th y alwayi have thy always must-
Mr. Busbee will bo caiied on fur hia opinions
;er, and with-
e the pec-
r '.
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w.t.;out ccncealme,
out di?g;-:lrei
and ary u. m
frag, s s.ij.: t :
The jxt'ple ehraand to know them, '
whv ars.eH Lefore thcin for tht-ir suf- i
.... . - . . !
, :' xiy.y are maKing too mucji
i 1 XI I
parac'j.evcr l;t :r priplr. to ua a.taweu to give
Lie g-ly, inii oiou!y, tit any of thrin. IaX t'.:m
- . 7 . T III . 1
p-rotr si tiiey
ire v.i.I.r.g to oo.
We observe that
our CwUfitv Candiuitvs cc: 2 t!;e csnvas -'n
the fetii of Juiv. Why doc Mr. Bbee wUh U
us a m-!!
jrrtcantr-very !
Extf-c: of a
iiCth Jane
tkk-t i
t v jr v,
r J 7.'
ti Jtei:i:t5
- w w.
3Ir. "an C:iren wai so called, in times past
Hs wai als exiled tlte natural ally of tlie SoVth."
j His late letter to tfio Utica Convention,' and hi
iKxuination for the Presidency Ly tho Birnbura
r r and AhohUcjn3tt,"K?d. na to seme grave rejec
tions. How much sincerity Is there in thosagentle
uien in the non-slaveho!ding StaUs wire prelsnj
to be natural allies to th Scntli tl.xrot;gLly im
bued with Southern principles ? We believe thiit
tho well-informed gentlemen of all jwraes at the!
North artf opfwse to nKsJcrinjthralaTerf at it
exists in fit All ere witHng to stand bVih"
Ccnrtitntional compromised l But how is it as regard
Uic farSsrTxL'iision of Slavery int the Tcrritcric
now owntsl, cr which may. hcrVaftef bo acquired
! by our Government ? We have lomr belicred. and
believe r.ow, that there is hot natii-a cltiten re-
siding in tho Free States who,,' truly in hia, heart,
desires the extension of Slavery. I They univer
sally deem slavery an en7, tyhich, if it cannot bo
rejroved, ought net to be mcrrased; and they
know that there is a confiic off nteress and pow
er between the slavo and th? jfroe States, atil that
their comparative strength would" W prociotej by
keeping slavery within its present bounds. Their
idea ifT.hol 'morality cf the thm, as wrett6
conviction of interest, would&f themselves, rendur
it probable that we have not mis-stated their views.
Much observation, and on extensive acquaintance
with .Uialt section cf our common " country hate
confirmed our conclusion. '
I law does it happen, then, it may be asketl, that
sometvorthrrn men talk and vote to liberally toward
the South ? We answer that they are acensed at
home bf being dough-faces, and of truckling dis
honestly to the slavet power, to accompliah some
present supposed advantage. "Maclijs done, by
way of conceesion knd compromise on ou
towards bringing out this display of generosity on
the part of our Norihern brethren. For instance.
Members from tho South, in tho Baltimore Con
vention, would nbTvetedown tho Wihnot, Proviso,
and gave hS-ajnagnanirnuTjpin considera
tion that NorthernDeTnocrts, in a "body, would '
liberal!!; agree that they uldnoTwkdi to disturb
slavery in the Stales! and talked eweetly about
opposing "initiatory stcps&c. which could to
adroitly bo confined by the Northern "men to slave
ry m the" States, and by Uie Southern men extend-
ed to cover the States and Territories! Very
clever canoodling, this J dignified with tho toft -
names of "concession and compromisd"wh!chf
can accomplish such man-els in rolling on jointly
the great Democratic Ball.j Thase Noithtrn Dem-
ocrats, who have succeeded best in this game,
know exactly how much to talk, and how far to
vote, to find a soft place in the hearts of the Dc
mocracy of tho generewfeniifiding South. IT
Van Buren, by his skilful palavering, accomplil
cd his purpose, oh, how he loved tho South! fc'
heartily he hugged us niggers and all ! Tlx
he was a Northern man 4nit then -(and he 1c;.
cd, and laid his hand gently on his heart,) -he
had "Southern principleiii" True,: he Vailed w
from the great Empire State- but then (and ha
stroked bis chin,) lie wai the -natural Uy of th
South.' ;, The outh itw f5W5Tttwf eoafldtTig DC
mocracy of -'the sunny South, swallowed the "soft
sodder," and made him President. He has nothing
further to ask cf Southern Democracy and where
is he'nowj Look at hi cloven foot. But lie ia
now where he always has bccnhe hau onl
dofied his mas.k. The South , took him, and tboaj
who talked like him, witli "a gencrou coniUence,
as Governor Reid expressed it ; and, in return, he
laughs at their simplicity and Foftncas.
But will our Southern friends profit by the lea
sou ? Are they so verdant that they do not under
stand that- General Cajs. is, bunglingly enough
surely, playing precisely the same game? How
long is it since lie was in favor of Uie Lake and
River improvements? How ii he -now? Ah,
there is so much noise and confusion around him
that he does not quite know himself if hedoea ha
wont tell. ; '
How long is it. since ho wanted to vote in th
Senate fur the Wihnot Proviso, if old John Davit
had not prevented it by talking against time
How i-i he now ? .Why, he docs not like tlie Wilr
mot Proviso, but leaves it to the people of the Tt4
ritories to decide for themselves ths question of
eiavery. Ana what reason c;oce ne give &y,
Alt. 1 IZ FL
and mongrel breed, that itinj themselves wiU not
tolerate slavery. . Jo thai, by his own showing, lie
takes that course t'.wt will mopt certainly prevent
the extension cf slavery ; anl South era Democra
cy ha'h him as "the Northern man with .Southeri
jinc'j)les ! " .
We w onder if ci'.r friend? are quite sati$5ed with,
the reason General Cass gives fcr leaving slavery V
to the people of the Tcrritoriea. .Vhcii fhey say
be is against the Wilmot Proviec, will they not a U
so cmraJcr the reason, the moet exqu;eite res-
son 2" Rut ia Ixc euro? Can you tfittt bircrtn
ni this ? vi!Ihe stick U tter than your former
" ally -of the So, 6th," who now lugha at
j your credulity and lolly, 4a hit tUite of '"retirBCy
j at LindehwcM ? I is but little to us but we do
think oar Democratic frkndi have fwod for refiec-t-on.
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The last Standard ban a long article In dfcnca
of Mri Po'.k for having brought on tho War, and
j !o Fhow, as he aayn, "tliat Mr.--1 'elk acted witli as
much prudence as any man could have psplayed,
&.c, which we comment on elsewhere. But whj
all this defence of Mr. Polk at this late day? Don't
every body regard him as "adad cock io the pit,"
and, since tle actioti cf the Bahrre Convection,
the taofet ir.fcigniticii t cf bis party f Who
cares ar.y thit.g alcut I-k rcw, extvyt to fir as
(Am Las snrpcittd hi tu in Lis nimcrea t This
worship cf tlc- sett'.Jig tun is r et h charictcr witli
the h'taadard. Ccsi U t!c "lurdcf tho aacemh.t
t U'W, and aa thy have two rt. of rrir.c!o to d-
: i.J . one &t fcr th Nortli, iA inc f&er (ut y
ScUh, cur frigid of tle HpndariHisd Uttrr b op
xv.d at them. Ixt u- ull Lim, oner frraH, tht
I h has no pod r and. sj&t to ilrcy mvt
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