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only to make an attempt at a convention, and son against the Union," metaphorically, and not
If, however, it be taken in the sense that it
bility, tend to a separation of the Stales. How
of how completely the judgment may be We are informed that Governor Pitcher, M. bblended with personal dislike. We can attri. C. from Washington County, avows himself bute to nothing but a dislike of Mr. Calhoun, now decidedly opposed to the re-election of the very anomalous political principles es: Andrew Jackson; that he is a decided Clay pressed above by Mr. Crawford. He is op. man; and that unless another electoral ticket posed to Nullification, and for a "Convenshould be nominated, he shall vote for that al-tion to revise the Federal Constitution." Is ready before the public. He says no honora- it possible that Mr. Crawford can be serious? ble man could have stayed at Washingtonth e Can there be any man serious in making of last winter, and not been convinced of ut- hinting at such a proposition. “To revise the ter incompetency of Andrew Jackson for the Federal Constilution." And for what? Un. situation he now fills. — Albany Daily Ado. questionably to take away from Congress the
We learn from good authority that Mr. Rus- power, if they have the power, to pass a pro. sell, the representative in Cogress from Adtecting tariff, and to declare that they have not ams county, has renounced his Jacksonism. that power. This must be one of the purposes He frankly acknowledges his error in hereto- for which a convention is to be called, as it is fore supporting Jackson.— Hamilton (Ohio) In. on account of the excitement produced by the
tariff, and the measures likely to be pursued Tue National REPUBLICAN CONVENTION.- relative thereto, that gave birth to the sentiment An extra from the office of the Utica Sentinel expressed by Mr. Crawford. What possibility is and Gazetie, contains the first day's proceed there of a Convention being called without a ings of the Convention, which convened in that first resort to Nullification? It is because the city on Wednesday. One hundred delegates minority, who are oppressed, cannot obtain a were present, representing thirty-four counties. convention to revise the federal constitution Ambrose Spencer, of Albany, was chosen Pre- by any other means, that they would resort to sident; Francis Bloodgood, of Albany, Samuel Nullification as a means of compelling the Towosend, Laiham A. Burrows and Daniel majorily to call a convention. It requires Kellogg, Vice Presidents; and William Ed. two thirds of both Houses of Congress. Will monds, John H. Osirom, and Oran Follet, Se they ever call a convention to take away from cretaries. A committee of sixteen, two from each Se- It is nonsense to suppose it.
them what they call their vital interests? No. nate District, was appointed to “report to the Convention the names of suitable persons to be may call a convention, but have we hope of
Two thirds of the legislatures of the States supported as candidates for Governor, Lieute. that
? We may, under the present state of feel nant Governor, and Electors of President and ing in the country, consider it as a moral imposVice President, and are address and resolutions sibility. expressive of the sense of the Convention, and of the views of that portion of the people of this ford's idea of what constitutes “Treason
We contess we are surprised at Mr.
Craw. State whom they were delegated to repre- against the Union.". According to his view of sent."
"A committee was also appointed to report to a dissolution of the Union,” without being " A Plan of Political Oganization of the State,"|" treason against the Union.” But if the same &c. The convention des adjourned until the measures are taken before an attempt at home
The Sentinel and the Gazette states than the adelphia lawyer, (as they used to say writing numbers and respectability of the convention Philadelphia lawyers had more accumen than a surpassed the most
flastering anticipations of they have now, y de understand the reasor.com its friends.-N. Y. American.
preferences, and rally around the national crude, indigested and untenable sentiments democratic ticket.”
It may be, that Mr. C. aised the words "stresthe 4th instant, at Milledgeville, this once very United States. In that case, we confess our uta distinguished man, being an invited guest, gave ter inability to understand the point of the senthe following sentiment:
liment. It means nothing. “A convention to revise the Federal Constiparation from the tariff States: Ally measure against it. It would make treasonable every pending to a dissolution of the Union, betore endeavor to procure a repeal of an unconstien. an attempt at a Convention, is treason against tional or oppressive law, that might
, by postur the Union.'
The above sentiment affords another evidence indeknite is this word tend? It may mean auf
the дса natio Jacka Yale the i Exe in th tionis
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According to this doctrine
thing or nothing. Meetings of the people, of the principles which brought them into pow. and harrangues before them on the oppressive er; of a degree of hypocrisy and duplici'y which nature of the laws, might tend to a separation. awakens a blush on the face of every man who Laws passed by a state legislature, in direct supported them, not from a blind and slavish opposition to laws of the United States, might devotion to men, but from an attachment to the 60 tend. See laws of Georgia relative to the principles which they believed to be connected Cherokees; resolutions of the state legislature with the purity and dignity of our political in
that the State will not obey the mandates of stitutions. the Supreme Court, might tend to a separation But it appears that there are one or two clerks of the State. Surely Mr. Crawford will not in Mr. Kendall's office who do not sing hosansay these acts are treason against the Union. nas to the powers that be, and their chief's es.
ertions in the “good cause,” are necessary to THE BABBLING POLITICIAN. counteract the efforts of his subalterns! and the The Globe of Tuesday, in an article written Globe thinks him not only justified in doing so, by the Fourth Auditor himself, endeavors to but declares that those who oppose Jackson are palliate, if not to justify Mr. Kendall, for ming. "unfit to be trusted” in office. ling in the present political contest, to promote There is another declaration in the article of the election of his patron, contrary to the rules the Globe which manifests the most hardened which he laid down for himself and his clerks, impudence and disregard of truth. It says Mr. in his letter to the editor of the Baltimore Pat- Kendall has inflexibly refused 10 receive letters riot. The burden of the defence is, that it was for others under cover to him." Does he foronly a private letter to one of his friends in get the letter to the editor of this paper from Kentucky; that Mr. Clay did as bad by writing F. P. Blair, at Lexington? Both Blair and Kena private letter on politics, in 1828 ; and thai dall not only know their assertions to be false there are “one or two" clerks in Kendall's of. on this point, but, also, that the public know it. fice at this time, who are not only opposed to Gen. Jackson, but who have the boldness to
AN IMPORTANT SIGN. manifest their feelings in bar-rooms and other It appears that in the city of Philadelphia public places. If all the facts stated in the there is a call for a public meeting, signed by apology were true, still the defence would be 1500 citizens, natives of Ireland, opposed to miserably impotent; anıl instead of satisfying the re-election of General Jackson! We all the public, as to the propriety of his conduce, recollect the unanimity with which this goneis calculated to arouse the contempt and indig- rous and confiding class of our citizens supnation of every honorable friend even of Gen. ported Gen. Jackson, in 1828; and when we Jackson. But is it an isolated, occasional pri- consider their characteristic abhorrence of vate letter, written to a friend? No! It bears treachery, deception, and ingratitude, we need the impress of an organized plan, to force the not be surprised that they are now among the Executive influence into “ every neighborhood foremost to manifest the honest feelings of disin the country,” to affect the approaching elec. gust and disappointment which the President's tions. We have already presented the circular course to those early friends and republican of the Commissioner of the Land office to Ohio, principles that bore him into office, have in which the same motives are assigned, and the awakened in their bosoms. The “Irish Shield," same results anticipated, and couched in almost a highly talented paper, has come out boldly the same languge. So closely do the circulars and decidedly in opposition to Gen. Jackson,'' of the Auditor and Commissioner resemble each
IRISH ANTI-JACKSONISM. other, that every impartial man who examines
We alluded yesterday, to a call for a public them is forced to conclude that they spring|meeting of the natives of Ireland, citizens of from the same source, and that, instead of be. Philadelphia, who have abandoned General ing the accidental effusion of private feeling, Jackson, in order to maintain their democratic they are the result of a matured system of elec. principles. The papers of to-day, contain the tioneering. The letter of Mr. Clay to Mr.Critcall, with the signatures appended. The Unitenden, in 1828, furnishes not the shadow of apo ted States Gazette says, it received a large numlogy for Mr. Kendall. Mr. Clay was guilty nei- ber of names too late for publication, and that ther of inconsistency nor hypocrisy. He made only one Irishman in Manayunk refused to sign no hollow, popularity-hunting proclamations, it. 'About two thousand names are already pubwhen he entered on the duties of the State Deo lished, besides those which came too late. pariment; he did not, publicly, announce bis Coincidence. The above meeting is to be horror of babbling politicians," and his settled holden on Monday next, the birth day of Dandetermination to exclude every thing but offi- iel O'Connell; a patriot who has done more to cial duty from the Department over which he promote the cause of civil liberty, to prostrate presided; besides, in his inaugural address, Mr. despotism, and banish misrule and corruption, Adams had made no hypocritical pretensions to than, perhaps, any other manliving. purity, and advanced no principles of action, to be afterwards belied by every act of his admin. Gen. FINDLAY, of Ohio, has declined being istration. He and Mr. Clay both declared theit a candidate for re-election in the House of Reprinciples, and acted up to them; but General presentatives of the United States, of which Jackson, and the kitchen cabinet, by a singular he has for several years been a member.falality, are daily convicted of gross violations. Baltimore Patriot.
The Globe asserts that “Branch and Green, sonism, we would have entered the lists; and and many others most decidedly hostile to the having done so, would bave dared to do all President, were the active instruments in try- that duty demands of us; but he is the humble ing to get up a Jackson ticket with Mr. Bar- disciple of Jackson ; he is a competitor with bour's name on it, to defeat the wishes of the the Globe, in servile adulation to the head of great body of the Jackson party throughout the that party; and, although he may be sincere in Union."
all that he says, his adulation bears so much It was our intention, in publishing the article the appearance of a propitiation, that we can. from the Globe, to have commented on this not consent to be placed in the list of his suppart; but it was prevented by an accidental
porters. interruption. That comment is due to our.
We are aware that Judge Barbour has ma selves and to truth.
ny ardent admirers ; that he is, in many re The nomination of Mr. Barbour upon the spects, far above either of his competitors for Jackson ticket, never received our approbation. the office to which he has been nominated by So far from having a tendency to defeat the his friends; and it is but justice to ourselves to wishes of the Jackson party, we foresaw that say, that we prefer him to either Mr. Van Buu its tendency would be to strengthen the Jack. ren or Mr. Sergeant; but we are by no means son party. Gen. Jackson is indebted for his certain that the great interest of the south will popularity in Pennsylvania to the accidental be promoted by his election. The great ques
circumstance of the rivalry between Shulzetion of constitutional liberty is to be decided and Greigg, in 1823. The local parties being within the next four yeari
. Is Mr. Barbou
: nearly balanced, one huzzard for Jackson, and with the soutli ? Or does he not belong to that thus compelled the other to huzza for Jackson class of southern politicians, who would form too. So it is in all the States where a Barbour the nucleus around which Ritchie, and his alies Jackson ticket is run against a Van Buren Jack of the kitchen cabinet would rally
, with much
more effect than they could on Me. Van Buren! Again, Mr. Barbour never was, in our opi- We prefer Mr. Barbour to Nr. Van Buren, nion, a man equal tu these times. We, for our because we believe him to be more honest, selves, much prefer that the contest should be and patriotic ; but we are unwilling to enbetween Jackson and Clay, and between Van list as his partisan in the present contest, be. Buren and Sargeant. When we understood cause, so far from giving an assurance that be that Mr. Barbour had made his consent to be will stand by the south in the approaching put in nomination as a candidate for the Vice struggle, every indication, pointing to his fuis Presidency, to depend upon the effect it might ture course, satisfies us, that whatever may be supposed, by such men as Thomas Ritchie, his opinions on the great question of constitu & Co., to have on Gen.Jackson's re-election, our tional power, he is under the control of cir
. mind was made up. We have already learnt, to cumstances, and may become, as Gen, Jack our cost, how dangerous it is to give to public son has done, the instrument of dividing the men a reputation for virtue and disinterested south, and thus do much more than Mr. Vous patriotism, which they do not deserve. The Buren or Mr. Clay could do to enslave the rumor that Judge Barbour stands ready to catch south. Judge Marshall's old shoes, may not be well
No. We were not an active instrument in founded; but that letter and his late deifica- trying to get up a Jackson ticket with Mr. Baru tion of Jackson, as connected with it, confirm bour's name upon it. Had Mr. Barbour been the misgivings which have heretofore prevent presented
as the rallying point of principles ed us from feeling any solicitude in his behair
. had his friends in Virginia nominated an inde We wish to be distinctly understood: as be- pendent ticket, pledged to maintain Virginia tween Gen. Jackson and Mr. Clay we are the principles; and had Mr. Barbour maintained partisans or advocates of neither. We are de. bis own motives above suspicion, he would cidedly opposed to the measures and policy of have found us doing all in our power to pro both, and expect to be decidedly in opposition mote his success. But we never bare beber
. to either, let the choice of the people fall oned that the play was worth the candle, and whom it may. Although thus situated, we have therefore, never have permitted our feelings to an important duty to perform. It is to maintain, be enlisted in the contest. We would preas corps de reserve, an influence which shall prefer Mr. Ellmaker to either, next Mr. Barvent Mr. Clay, should he be elected, from carbour ; but we have made up our mind to take rying out the dangerous heresies of the Ameri either Mr. Sergeant or Mr. Van Buren, caring can system; or to prevent General Jackson, but little which. if Mr. Van Buren comes in, should he be elected, from trampling on the by the grace of Gen. Jackson, we will then Constitution, and appointing Mr. Van Buren see whether we are slaves, to be transferred as his successor. This being our position, we as such. We look to the Senate as the theatre feel a comparative indifference in the result of in which the fate of the republic is to be decido the approuching election. Had Mr. Barbour (ded, anil, for ourselves, we shall be content to placed himself boldly and upon principle, in see the issue fairly juined ; to see Mr. Van opposition either to Mr. Clay or Mr. Van Bu. Buren at the head of his venul followers. H ren-had he been selected as the head of a will be then met, and ranquished. He will great party, rullied for the purpose of rescu- then be made responsible for the measures of ing the Constitution from Clayism or from Jack. his party. His intrigues will be exposed, sod
his power annihilated. If we were entitled to our Representatives, that all hope of relief of a vote, we would use our influence against the grievances of the State, through any action bim; but situated as the country is, we are by of our oppressors, is irrecoverably gone. The no means sure that his election (if we are to manufacturers have so steadily advanced in bave Jackson for another four years) will not their exactions, and increased in the majorities be a most fortunate event. It would be the by which they enforce them, that to wait lonsignal for discarding all minor considerations, ger for their returning sense of justice, is like and the formation of one great party, resolved waiting for the waters of the majestic river to to rescue the Government from the corrupt roll back to their fountain. Those whom we men in whose hands it is now placed. We have deputed to watch over our interests in the would suffer our right hand to be severed from councils of the General Government, solemnly our body, before it should deposite a ballot in testify to their constituents, exhibiting, too, his favor; but much as we are opposed to him, the facts upon which their information is foundwe are so much opposed to the position which ed, that our burdens will be perpetual, if ConBarbour has assumed, that we cannot con- gress can make them so ; and they refer us, to
he counted among his advocates. the people, the gravest question that can ever Wt y be deemed impertinent, and many engage our attention : shall the riglit we have of our present friends will consider us indis- inherited from noble ancestors be surrendered creet. Be it so. We are editors, and act up without a struggle, or be maintained by the on the high responsibility which we owe our interposition of the sovereign power of the country. When we entered the lists as a par. State ? Much as the spirit of the people has tisan of Gen. Jackson, we took his character been subdued by long submission to tyranny, upon trust.
We contributed, in no small de- there still abides enough of the love of liberty, gree, to build up for him that popularity which to place beyond debate which of the two they he is now taught (to believe " can stand any will choose. We believe as firmly as we do in thing;" and we must be excused if we require any future event depending for ils accomplish. that, before a candidate receives our support, ment upon human agency, that the Legislature he shall have his banner boldly and fully un- of South Carolina, at its next session, will take folded, and that his conduct shall be such that measures for the nullification of the protecting there is no misgiving as to the future. In the system. This step, too, will be taken in full present contest, we are comparatively indiffer. view of all the perils which may follow. The ent. There is no candidate before the public determination to resist at all hazards, is far who commands our confidence, and none whose more decided and extensive aniong our popu. pretentions we support of those who are belation, than at any former period, although fore the people, our preference is decidedly there may have been heretofore greater ebulifor Mr. Wirt. We are aware that these re- tions of excitement. The time for furious words marks are not calculated to advance our pri- has passed away, and that for manly resolve, vate interest ; but we disdain concealment; we and dignified action, has arrived. We have seek no end which is to be obtained by indi. counted the cost, and find every thing more rect means. We entertain no opinions which tolerable than voluntary servitude. The peo. we fear to avow. If we have not heretofore ple of this State believe nullification to be a been equally explicit, it was because no occa. peaceful remedy for usurpation, resulting dision demanded us to be so. It is now due to rectly from the frame of the Government; but ourselves and to our press that our course they will not be deterred from its exercise by should be distinctly understood, and our mo- any apprehension of its being opposed by the lives placed beyond misconception.
strong arm of our rulers. They are too intelli.
gent and firm to be drawn iniu submission to The Edgefield Carolinian introduces the ad. Their present wrongs, by any threat of additiondress to the people of that State, by her Sena- al wrong." tors and six of her Representatives, by the following remarks :
SIR WALTER SCOTT. • The following address, from the Senators We are sorry to finil, by the English papers, and six of the Representatives of South Caroli- that Sir W. s. has returned from his tour, in a na in Congress, commends itself to the solemn worse state of health than he was in when he attention of the people who are addressed. It quitted his native shore. A second fit of patreats of matters of the highest political inter. ralysis, it appears, attacked him, when proceed. est, with temper, spirit, and ability germane ing in his boat down the Rhine; and which, it to the theme. It is a grave and dignified ex- is believed, would have proved fatal had it not position of the past and present state of our con- been for the presence of mind of his servant, troversy with the General Government, with who immediately bled him.
It is, indeed, 2 none of that "theoretical flourish," inflamma-/painful subject of reflection, that he who was tory declamation, or sophistical logic, which so lately the first of intellectual beings, has now would bave been employed by those who were sunk into a state of mental and bodily debility, anxious to impose a false tale upon betrayed from which there is no hope he will recovor; constituents. 'All who will attend to the sim- that his works remain, with all the radiance of ple narration of the course of legislation in his former genius, before us, whilst the mind Congress concerning the domestic industry of which gave them birth, lies prostrate and half the nation, must acquiesce in the conclusion of extinct.
THE BEAUTIES OF CONSISTENCY! resting my claims to triumphantly sustain
That our readers may see how beautiful is public confidence on my y him. consistencey, how admirably practice corres.
With great respect,
Yours truly, ponds with precept, we re-publish the follow. Very respectfully, ing precious morceaus:
Your friend, &c.
Amos KENDALL The original letter
PRACTICE. To Isaac Monroe, edi- may be seen at any time Extract from the inau. Circular from the Com of the Baltimore Pa- by applying to the edi. gural Address of Pre missioner of the Gen. triot.
tor. sident Jackson, fourth eral Land Office. March, 1829. " Sir: I send you
DINNER TO P. P. BARBOUR, Esq. " The recent demon. the second number of The citizens of Amherst Court house and its stration of public sen- the “ Extra Globe.” It vicinity, hearing that Judge Philip P. Barbour timent inscribes on thesis only one dollar for was on a visit to his son-in-law, John J. Ambler, list of Executive duties, thirty numbers. As it Esq. appointed a committee to wait on Judge in characters too legi-sis of the GREATEST IM- B. and request him to partake of a public diuble to be overlooked, PORTANCE in the ap- ner with them. the task of reform: proaching contest for The following is a copy of the letter of inviwhich will require par- the Presidency, that station addressed to Judge Barbour by the Comticularly, the correction this paper should be mittee: of those abuses that circulated and read in have brought the pat- every neighborhood in
AMBERST Court House, July 11, 1832. ronage of the Federal Ohio, can you procure
To the Hon. Philip P. Barbour: Government into con-five or ten subscribers
“Sin: On behalf of a number of your dict with the freedom to it in your vicinity? If friends and fellow citizens of the county of Am. of election, and the you can and do, you
herst, we request that you will honor them with counteraction of those may transmit the money your company at a Dinner, to be given at Dr. causes which have dis. to me; and I will see
James Poweli's Hotel, on the 17th of this month, turbed the rightful the papers forwarded to or on any other day that may suit your convecourse of appointment, such persons and post
nience to attend. and have placed, orloffices as you shall di.
Your long tried patriotism and pure republi
. continued, power in rect.
The back nun.
can principles, your unwavering devotion to unfaithful or incompe bers will be sent.”
the doctrines of '98, from your earliest youth, tent hands."
justly entitle you to stand high in the affections LETTER FIRST. LETTER SECOND.
every lover of liberty. Gratitude for your March 24, 1829. Washington, many and important services, and for the labors The interest of the April 23, 1832.
of a long life devoted to the interests of your country demands that Dear Sir: I take the native State, and of that of the nation, prompts the (Fourth Auditor's) liberty to enclose you
them to this manifestation of their profond reoffice shall be filled with certain proposals, which spect, men of business, and not speak for themselves. Be pleased to accept the assurances of our with babbling politi. The people need only individual respect and esteem. cians. Purtisan feel-correct information, and
Your friends and fellow citizens. ings shall not enter here, the proposed paper will
CHAMP CARTER, if I can keep them out. give it on THE CHEAPEST
ARTHUR B. DAVIES, To others belong the TERMS. It is intended
JAMES A. ROSE, whole business of elec- to reach EVERY NEIGH
HENRY L. DAVIES, tioneering; to ine and BORHOOD IN THE UNION;
WILLIAM COLEMAN, my clerks, other du- and it is peculiarly de
OBA. J. REYNOLDS, ties are assigned. Them sirable that it should be
JOSEPH K. IRVING, I shall endeavor to dis-leirculated THROUGH ALL
HOWELL L. BROWN, charge in the spirit of KENTUCKY. It will ren.
WILLIS E. DICKERSON, reform which has made DER ESSENTIAL SERVICE General Jackson Presi. IN ALL YOUR ELECTIONS. To which the Judge replied as follows: dent. "Vain”I may be, Will you take the trou “GREEN AMBLEB, July 11th, 1832. proud I am, that the ble, for the sake of our Gentlemen: I have received your letter of President has given me good cause, to raise a this day's date, inviting me on behalf of a num an opportunity to aid subscription your ber of my friends and fellow citizens of Althim in proving that re- quarter, and make a herst, to partake of a dinner, to be given at form is not an empty speedy relurn of names Dr. James Powell's Hotel, on the 17th inst. sound, and is not to ap- and MONEY.
I accept the invitation, and will do myself the ply merely to change of THE TIME FOR ACTION pleasure of meeting my fellow citizens oo that men. Henceforth, as- 18 AT HAND.
occasion. siduously devoted to The President is well, I should not do justice to my feelings if I did my official duties, I shall and in excellent spirits. not acknowledge iue obligation which I feel at leave my enemies and I do not doubt that the this unexpected act of kindness. his to their freedom of people whom he has 80 The very marked and decided approbation, speech and the press, phonestly served, will which you are pleased to express of my public