FOU THE FREE PRESS.
... .. nf t?in "T?rnn Press." And;they prefer acts of .
we KS&it thTs ould.lc critic was gion, to those ofproVane J
thasl-iiorantofthisfacU '-g' d.ss.pat.on, and
tlio Snriptv. to vindicate the as
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perscd character or our mincers.
But really the piece alluded to,
is so full of envy, libel, buffoone
ry, ignorance, and infidelity, both
inatier ana manner, umi me
Agreeable to adjournment, the
North-Carolina Temperance So
ciety met on the 1st April. The
members ffenerallv aixonfteA Jr'rtmm;ffnrt Kniinm nmr
TGreat unanimity of feeling and member would disgrace himself
mong the members. After the
Lecturer had concluded, a Com
mittee was appointed to examine
into the general situation and af
fairs of the Society and their re
port was ordered to be forwarded
to the Editor of the "Free Press,"
or "Raleigh Star," for publication.
Dr. Little was appointed to deliv
er the next lecture. The Society
then adjourned to the last Satur
day in June.
Report of the Committee.
Your Committee have taken in
to consideration the subject re
ferred to them, and are happy to
state, that from the facts that have
come to their knowledge they are
induced to believe, the prospects
of the Society are as flattering as
could have been expected. Your
Committee are fully satisfied that
nothing tends more to the promo
tion of the object of the Society,
than the faithful observance of tiie
fundamental principles of the Con
stitution by the members. They
have, therefore, strictly examined
into the conduct of each member,
and are truly pleased to state, that
they have every reason to believe
that the members are strictly con
formable to the spirit of our rules.
We dare not hope that this will
always be the case with every in
dividual, for we have always seen
in every institution, that unworthy
and unfaithful members would
creep in. That men of this de
scription may eventually find their
way among us, is not to be doubt
ed: but their conduct, however in
jurious it may be among the un
thinking part of the comiminhy,
cannot be alleged against the So
ciety by men of sense and reason.
Notwithstanding the general
prosperous state of the Society,
your Committee have witnessed
with painful regret, an opposition
raised against us by many per
sons from some of whom we fond
ly hoped the most efficient
aid. A few of these, we doubt
not, have been led to oppose us
from misconceived motives of the
nature and tendency of our Socie
ty; and for the remainder, charity
would fondly cover their conduct
with the mantle of human imper
fection. Were it not our indis
pensible duty, we would gladly
dismiss this part of our painful
task. But conceiving it to be
strictly embraced in the subject
referred to our examination, we
dare not forbear to inform you,
that there has appeared a publica
tion of no ordinary character, in
the "Free Press," printed in the
f WW -
town ot larborough, professedly
own proper names; and that this
is really the character of the piece
alluded to, be beer leave to refer
vou to a few of its items.
What could have dictated what
is written against our President,
but an qnvious feeling at his cha
racter! Did not the writer know
that if the Scriptures be true, the
same measure he meted should
be measured back to him again!
How then dared he to sit in judg
ment upon our President's heart!
Who made him a iudue of what
were the motives actuating our
President's breast! And shall ev
ery person who endeavors to pro
mote the public weal, be accused
ot SelfishnPSN- nnnnlnritv.hnntiim
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CCC.i We fiOUbt not. hmvnvnr
O . i ill
name ot Exum Uutlanu lias ueen
bandied about as a common thing.
We scarcely know how to bo se
rious in speaking on this subject.
Our Secretary is accused of being
ot the tarnily ot Dunces, because
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this sapient critic, was ignorant of ced, and we trust, sufficient h"
been said for that
when and how the mistake was
ma'dc. Si mm veht riderc ndcto.
If he cati now be willing to laugh
We cannot notice tlm V ll
of nonsense, about bacon J
&c. for already we have tresJ
ed upon your patiences,
our design to show you, that
by writing a professed reply. The
charities of our hearts would wil-
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uiigiy navo iorooruu such nursn !
expressions; but when we speak of let him laugh. We shall not stop
things, we must call them by their to notice the words improperly
spelt (and the use ot one word
not to be found in either Johnson
or Walker") for Dossiblv thev miuht
have been typographical errors.!
1 he writer marks a passage ot
benpture as a literal quotation.
If there be any such passage
your committee arc unacquainted
After such a display of igno-
ium .-tutu (i u ic-piay ut iuu- o " ,JI oiaiiuincrQ
ance on the part of the writer of fne sponsors should stoop tcuid
the piece alluded to, we are not
so much surprised, that he has not
capacity sullicient to comprehend
the design of our Society. Your
Committee are satisfied, that the
Constitution is as plainly written,
as the English language will well
admit of: and this writer is the
, only person of whom we have
i ii. i i i
that his surmises are no better, heard, but what readily under
funded than his allegations. For stood, that the fcociety was de
we have authority to say, that signed to prevent the intemperate
what he has written about the use of ardent spirits. If the wri-
1 resident lamenting his having ter be really in earnest, in assert
built a comfortable house, is abso- ing his incapacity to understand
lutely false. And if we are not the design of our Society, we
entirely deceived in the allorrod
author, it is not the first time he
has been detected in relating un
founded assertions about the Pre
sident. We are at a loss for words to
describe our astonishment at the
buffoonery and ignorance display
ed in what is written about our
Secretary of Correspondence, (II.
T. Stanton, improperly printed
H. S. Stanton.) A typographical
error, is made the subject of the
most low vulgar ridicule and is
this not buffoonery? But the buf
foonery would be more pardona
ble, if it were not accompanied
with the most astonishing igno
rance. The writer charges our
Secretary of Correspondence with
ignorance (not in so many words
but in substance) for accepting
the appointment: because, says
he, he might have known, there
would have been no other Socie
ty got up, with whom he could
correspond -Quid ridct? The
ignorance was his own. Here was
a writer, professedly writing a
gainst a Temperance Society, and
yet was so ignorant of the subject
about which he wrote, that he did
not know that many such Socie
ties already existed in the United
opinion, that it is one of the most
unprovoked attacks upon private
character, that we have ever seen
published in a newspaper: and
had not the writer of the piece al
luded to, placed himself, both on
f V account of the matter and manner
them had been published in the
common newspapers ol the day!
What is said about our Seem
tary is of the same nature. Here
is another attrmnt nt wit nnrl
ftf memho Wtyand SmC-f f,an crrorin the its cncm d to show t Zt
lucuiucrtj. ve nave examin- onnter in sneilinrr thn
ed this communication, and are of
been said for that nurnnr uV
we first saw" the paper com
it, we were led to bbme tl,e j
tor for publishing suchanabu
communication. We owe it hi I
ever, to Mr. Howard (theEdk!
to state, that as we have been i '
formed, he refused its publication
until he obtained a responsible
name and was paid for it G3 an a(j
vertisement. But even in U
form, we think it highly injurious
to admit such communication!
Your Committee exceeding,!'
gret, that men of the standing
in such a publication.
Your Committee take pleasure
in stating, that notwithstandb
the urgent request of the writer,
the paper alluded to, has not been
published in any newspaper, ex
cept the 'Free Press." Had Ae
writer attempted to show by argu
ment and reason the injurious ten
dency of our Society, we should
then have deemed a reply neces
sary. But as it is, we befr learn
. in conclusion to recommend that
no further notice be taken of the
icritin" or writer.
JOS. R. HORN,
H. T. STANTON,
FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 1828.
would, had we it in our power, re
commend him to put himself to
study in his school books again.
The writer is not content in at
tacking thus wantonly private cha
racter and our institution, but fi
nally, he attacks religion itself.
Perhaps this was the main design
of his paper. He gravely asserts
the members are so religious that
there is no living in the neighbor
hood with them. Your Commit
tee are aware, that infidels of ev
ery description, whether learned
or unlearned, have endeavored to
give Christianity a false gloss,) gyThcHev. P. W. DO WD has a;
and then to trnmnln it nnrlnr tli Mon-
unhallowed feet. It is just so : t,,v night after the last Sabbath in Aprij.
with this writer. He would havenext Monday niSht) Tuesday fo'
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tne people believe, that the rcli-r"1"
r . i t . . I
gion oi me members renders them
intolerable neighbors: if so, the
natural consequence would be, let
religion be banished our country.
In proof of his assertion, he ad
verts to the fuss, as he calls it,
which was raised about sellintr
cakes, at the Camp-meeting. We
would simply ask the question,
who raised the fuss! Did not a
certain character, whose name has
been before the public in more
shapes than one: and who is not
very remarkably religious or mo-
fetates, although aa account of ral; and who is received as tho
acknowledged author of the piece
alluded to; bear a distinguished
part in that drama! The friends
of Christianity have evnr hnnn
able to detect the false glosses of
printer in spelling the name of our rior beauty with triumph. So fur
friend hxnm Ontlnnrl n;,i u r. ' . " 1UI
. " , "w,t u,u U1U UU1" "s possessors becom no-
bS d bo LhJJL S hbor.. And perhaps it is on
nal. as nublislipX V, . T1 .j y cc..unt rhov arc com-
fl O I KlirJ . C ill 1 ....
Thnm thn " . li 'tr'"cu i,Icn OI "Ml Habits
" IT. "u"' u ."as correctly always suiler bv a cnmnnri.nn
'.,c ?rror jn spelling was with the virtuous. For however
typographical, and made by the' fallen men may bo, yet in genemT
New Hope Spring Races, 182S,cod
menced on Tuesday, 15th inst.
First Day A Sweepstake, 6500 en
trance, mile heats, eijrnt Subscribers:
.Tas. Gee's b. c.Pawnee, byArchie, 1 '
John Minge's b. c. by VTirinian, 2). r.
H. Maclin's b.c. by Archie, SJ '
J.J.Harrison's br.c. b'Virginian,-"
Time.. ..first heat, imin. 55sec. -cC'
ond heat, lm. 57s.
Second Day Jockey Ciub
$600, four mile heats:
Mr. Wynn's s. m. Sally Hope,
by Archie, - - 1
Mr. Minge's g. f. Betsey Ran
som, Vitginian, 2
Mr. West's bl. h. Nutbush, by
Van Tromp, - '
Time.... first heat, 8m. 10s.; sec0fi4
Tljird Day Proprietor's Purse,5-C'
two mile heats:
Mr. Minge's g. f. Betsey Ran
som, by Virginian,
Mr. Maclin's g. f. bv Hal,
Mr. Burton's b. f. by Archie,
Mr. West's b. h. Weehock, by
Time.... first heat, 3m. 57s.;
Consrress. On the 15th inst. thc'
riff bill was ordered to be engrossed '
third reading, by a vote ol