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E. 0. GOODRICH, EDITOR.
Toianda, Wtdnesday, August 9, 1848'.
Geii. LEWIS CASS, of Michigan
Gem W. 0. BUTLER, of Kealock
Fon cl2h4L roxxiwosta,
Or WEAM IRELAND COUNTS
tnarCOMMITTEES OF VIGILAPICB..—
The Democratic Standing Committee .
Bradford county, have appointed the following com
mittees of Vigilance for the several election districts
of said county.
They hereby call a Convention of Delegates from
the several *districts of said county, to meet at the
borough of Towanda, on MONDAY, the 21st day of
AUGUST next, to elect delegates to the State Con
vention at Harrisburg. on the 341 th of August, to
nominate a candidate for Governor.
The Committees l'igilap_ce will call meetings
in their respective tricts,for-thepurpose-detect
ing said Delegates to the County . Convention, on
SATURDAY, the. tUth day of August next.
The regular annual Convention for the purpose
of nominating County officers, will be holden on
TUESDAY, the bth of September, in the borough'of
Towanda. The Delegates 'to said Convention, to
be elected on SA-TURD IY, the 2J day of September.
The Standing Committee would enjoin upon the
Committees of Vigilance the great responsibility
that rests upon them. and the necessity of discharg
tug' their duty faithfully and fully. The primary
meetings should be called on the days named, and
between the hours of 4, and 8 o'clock, P. IL, at the
usual place for holding said meetings--or at some
place most convenient to the democrats of the die.
met. Great care should be taken that every demo.
c rat has notice of the Delegate meeting, that all may
have rchanee of attending.
JAMES H. WEBB, .
lOHN HORTON, JR.,
July 22, 11348
A lbany r .Dyer.,Ormsby, JoSeph Menardi.
A rmensa—ltobert Mason, Isaac 'Williams;
A sylum—Elma r Horton. Francis Hornet;
Athens borough—J. E. Canfield, George Park;
township—N. Edminster, Isaac Gregory;
Burlington—litorgan DeWitt, .1. E.Vosburg ;
Canton—Charles Stock' well, A. Bothwell
Colombia—Hiram Mason, Albion Budd;
Durel—B. Laporte. Wilson Decker;
Franklin., Wm. Blake, Stewart Smiley ;
Oran villes—James Rosa, Sylvester Taylor;
Herrick—lsaac A. Park. 0. P. Caswell:
Lerov—Aaron Knapp, E. A. Bailey.;
Litzlifiehl—S. P. Wolcott, Thomas B. Merrill;
Monroe—Joseph Butt, J. P. Smith;
.Orwell—Aaron C. Allen, C. G. Gridley;
Pike Shelden Paine, Edward Crandall ;
Rome—P. E. Maynard, Hiram Mann;
Ridgherry—Mark A. Burt, Calvin West ;
Sinithilekl—Marrus B. Gerould, C. E. Pierce;
smingfi€l3-11. 8. Grover, Noah W. Bliss;
Rnhttt Creek—George Hanford, Jas. 1.. Phillips;
hehequin—Abraham Banter. Wm. Campbell;
Standing Stone—Wm. Griffis, y. R, -Whitman ;
Springhill—Jerome Green, Benjamin Silvara;
Troy borough—D. W. Herrick, E. Runyon ;
township—Wilber Baker, Allen Taylor, jr.;
Towanda borough—W. F. Menardi z C. T. Smith
" township—H. L. Scott. Ed. Patterson;
Ulster—James Vandyke, James L. Gorseline;
Warren—Edwin Allen, James Bowen;
W indbani—Wm. Sibley. Abraham Dunham, jr. ;
Wells—David Pretzman, Daniel Strong;
Wkalusing—Harry Elliott. Samuel W. Miles ;
Strickland, Jr.. Dennis Strope.
We cannot impress too earnestly, the necessity
of vigilance, on the part of the Democracy of Brad
ford. Taro Conventions are to he held. The fine,
on the 21st of this month ; the second, on the first
Tuesday Of reptember Court, the usual time for
holding our annual Convention for nominating a
county ticket. The first Convention is called to
, elect delegates to the State Convention 'to nomi
nate a candidate for Governor. It is important that
there should be a full Convention ; the vigilance
committees should urge the necessity of a,general
attendance at the delwgate meetings. The nomi
matioil of a Governor, who will not only occupy,
but fill the place made Vacant by our loss of the in
estimable Shenk. is what the ., radical Democracy
will demand at this time. Such a inan will lead
us to victory. We must hive a man whose firm
adherence to correct principles, will be a sure guar-
a y, that there shall be no recession from the
proud position in which, the Democracy have been
placed by the firmness and soundness of our late
The defecate meetings for the September Con
vention, will be called for a different purpose. Care
!tilt:mid be taken thatlime should be kept 'separate
and distinct from thej other; so that no opportunity
be aflonled, to give offence to any of those who
may be candidates in the Convention for the Coun
BingUnbitten Boarallng sabot.
the invite public attention to the Annual Distri
bution of Prethiurns, and the Terms of the Bing
hamton Boarding School, kept by Misses
and Gawrgt, which we publish this wee .
school. continues to increase the high -• • • tag which
it has hitherto beetehehl, and we re c it as a
highly useful and desirable institution. The high
character of the Principais i as teachers, and the
well -established reputation of the r.t.hoot through
sixteen year's existence, place it above similar in
stitutios in the country. It is situated in a plea
sant and healthy spot, and great care is taken of
the pupils, physically, as well as mentally and mo
Free roll Meetly"...
In another column may be found the proceed.
tags of the Free Soil Meeting held in this borough,
on Saturday last. The meeting though held in the
Lawiete time of the ,Farmer, was respectable in
and character. Resolutions were adop
ted, asserting the principl e s of the Free Suit party,
tied. Deleptee appoiuted to the -Buffalo Convention.
Alass Meeting was also called au the th day of
(";. - ...."F•lite favors of our correspondents at Canton
~.1 I . l4ter ill appear next week.
In Mt et. t4 1 14 16 4 1 0-IPF- -the POrkenitellt
miafoerY for` 11 ** 010 °.4 1111 4. -Of .
diOinelObedo6.or 4 *
Ism Ja*lrObirr*-'''M::: m DOD cr et*
font cloud itittt netninaHeit af Mr;.
.r!.al *II.' 3 **theitalikefAild 1 1 4-itaie - r bet/ante
that hie ordered= would prove as fOrtun,tern one
as could be Made. He has. many slime friends
is 'the- StiieSibeintiCifirite far hinOtirt MO the
nomination ? !new election, and *a canter of honor
to himself, and usefulness to the Commonwealth.
He possetwes,es be deserves, the entire cenfikienee
of the Democratic party ; and we ale certain that the
mantle of our late lamented "'honk, could not itll
on one, who would weir it with mote honer aid
credit. He ,
also a Northern man: and certainly .
the North his waited patiently; have not bet de
mocratic citadels, been the strong beide of the par.
is long enough, to entitle her to some distinction I
We have no doubt ttnn the Democrats of Bradford
would present the name of Mr. Lsroarc with pride
and unanimity ; if he wit allow his name to be
used. But if he declines this honor, and persists
in it, we thtrk the -shades of Trappe, in old Mont.
gummy, can again furnish souther of her sons,
whose name will be a tower of sttength, and the
precursor of victory.
aseeletiee, et Me Velstatioses.
The returning Volunteers have been everywhere
received with demonstrations of enthusiasm and
respect. At Pittsbntg, and along the route to Her
riabstry, the inhabitants tamed out es as to testi
fy ttrir gratitude to the* brave defoliant of their
At Pittsburg and Philadelphia, the most grand
demonstrations were made, with appropriate cere
monies and an illumination at night.
Great preparations were made at Danville to re
ceive the. Columbia Guards, and Wyoming Artiller
ists. Their return, which had been expected for
!levant days, was an the 27th ult. They were re.
mired by a gathering of ten or fifteen thousand
periple, and addressed by Hon. J. Cooper, of Dan
ville. Capt. Frick and Capt. Dana briefly respond- .
ed. The Columbia Guards now number 46 effec
tive men; 9 having been discharged for sickness;
7 deserters; and 42 having died. -One of the Guards
who returned was BIZPIJAMIS Hearth, of thiscoan•
ty, who has gone through all the body scenes in
the war, from Vera Cruz to the city of Mexico, and
returns in good. health. Among the names of the
dead, we find also, •Alvin M. Allen and giver C.
Stephens ; both of this county.
On Saturday inoming, 29th ult., the gallant rem.'
rant of the 'Wyoming Artillerists reached Wilkes:-
Barre in the charge-of the committee sent to meet
them at Northumberland. They were welcomed
to their homes by greetings of friends and relatives.
An address was delivered by the Hon. J. N.. Con
yngham, which we hope shortly to have room to
nu. David 111711110• V• 111peeelk.
By the Congressional Foriceedhap we learn that
the Hon. D. Wilmot delivered a spiasch in the
House on the 8d inst. We shall lay it befixe oar
readers, as soon as it is received.
Prw•U'. Slew York Compasky.
This Company closed their season here on Sat
urday evening, to a crowded house. The beauti
ful play of the Stranger was performed to the de
light of the entire audience. Mr. Powell performs
this week at Elmira. We bespeak him a warm
reception from the people of that town. Our best
wishes go with him wherever he may be.
Coonares has settled upon Monday deft the 14th
inst., as the day of adjournment. .
UM tam engem
Defeat if the Mans by the Oregon Regiment—Acci
dental 'Death of Gal. Gellian--Peacc-
Tebops wanted—Scarcity cfProvisione c=ats
Sr. Louis, Augtist 3d, 1848.
Ten men have arrived here from St. Joseptutand
from Oregor, having ban 87 days' on the road.—
They bring intelligence of a hauls having occurred
on the 20th of March between the Indiana and the -
Oregon Regiment, when the former were defeated
with a loss of 50 killed and as many wounded. On
the American side nine were killed and ten woun.
ded. The pursuit of the flying hostiles, after being
kept up for some distance, was abandoned for want
of provisions and
,ammunition. The regiment has
so far been successful in defending the territory, bat
are greatly hindered by the scanty supply of pro.
visions and ammunition, and an insu ffic ient num
ber of horses.
Col. Gillian, the commanding officer of the regi.
ment, was accidentally killed after the battle by the
discharge of a ride
Propositions for a treaty of peace nave been en
tertained by the Indians, bat they had come to no
The government has made a-requisition kortbree
more companies of dragoons to act against the In:
dianN.and reinfineements from the States are Ital
The Mormon settlement at Salt Lake is in a very
flourishing conditien. . • -
The pasty arrived at St. Josephs report having
mewl largeparty of emit:nuns at Secret water, and
that Colonel Garland and Major Brant had arrived
at Fart Mann.
Thirty-two Indians were killed in the
meat between Lieut. Ryan's tvannand ..1
wenches on the Ist of Jane last. „Al
itrsr Istses.—Gen: ' ho lately attempted
the overthrow of repub ism in Venezuela, has
been making a aat a great banquet in Nina.
In Ha • wards the close of June, turmoil a$
bl still prevailed. The President was multi
ir a tour through the cernurv, Paving death
isolation ie his train. One hundred and seven
sons had escaped Jrupaicrt, and an A
vessel et ens was lyierg in that hatter with
hundreds cm heard, who weed - probably be
veyed to Jamaica. The President, his mid
templates the extermination of all the wealthy
intelligent citizens. 1
The streets cif Paris diningdre meentinammection
literally rau with blood. It violated by the Emelt*
correspondent of the New-York Cesumereird that
one corps of the National Guirds from the country,
who marching soddenly into the city, withsinrw,
amidst the laughter and execrations of the Gude
Mobile, terrified- at the blood • alang the
kennels ! Arenut I Marren mated sie National
Assembly that g , the pavement of Paris lad sever
before been reddened by so much blood."
Era PAT TO Tea Scsanesa—Congress has
taken a step towanls providing for the immediate
wants of the soldiens, by passing a bill giving three
mouths additional pay to all the officers and sot.
dies in actual service, Or .to the widenesst chil
dren or parents of those who died lathe service.—
This is but justice to the brave kilows who have
Wed' so many dalgers in a threigi* country. Ma.
ny of ihose-were Wien from their former employ.
meats, and it mil be same time alter their dis
charge before they can return to them again, and
without some such provision they would either
come to want, ‘ir been a burghs!! upon their friends.
IVe el/ aillig.
,i'IIMIMI is *et id he the Illefpwiektha.
fdaralsitl FraiSar - roe Libor led fss *mak
oast at a is OW lithe hennigh wilhattii: :
dap- deg. Stly-111416 iret ingmeiali . .hr . elect . int'
Oetentli. Dest. art-pendeol t sad troctwit* the
' ' 'Sidi Pasossaxis.
Deed irelk, Atha IL Bkifk,
Earl Nidrohir, fag. D. Ihagirg,
-A. is`.. Mari •• Mary chlibr, --- • -
Jamie* Kilaier, J. D, Montrye,
C. G. Grii, s
.I j9ma idial la A..
.I. Brad/Aar, Glerge ram*
Wilke Ihereasoa„ . Berry Ads,
Seerewsies, Edward Cnaaiaff, Presidia Ihwir' -
On 'motion, ibe httknring nor- ed fleindett i lett,
were negotiated a anemias. to report re.oiatians,
expiators of the feeling and views of :be ineesine :
Charles Seed, A. C. Mien, Vomit S. Thee* L. E.
DeWolf, T. B. Ovation, N. N. Bens, A. D. Maw
Dr- Bresnan Casatuts,,dien addressed the meet
ing, giving at length the muse whieb actuated the
Democracy-ofibis country, in formieu s new and
distinct organization, in reference to the Presiden
The follenring resolntione were reported by the
Committee, and unanimously adopted;
Resolved, That we rejoice in the conviction that
our exertions in favor of contributing to the exten
sion of tree sail and the; perpetuation of free labor
will ultimately be erowned. with success, and that
while we are l m with the solemn truth that
=has e power under the constitution to
for allterritories belonging to the United
States, to clan* governments and to prescribe
laws kir the inhabitants therein in all matters of lo
cal or domestic concerns, and the wide Ppetrad do
main, consisting tif Gripe, Upper Califonsia and
New Mexico,embreeusg one thousand miles be •
tween the P acific and Rio Grande, shall ever
be the abode_of Flew Men and Free Labor, and
that our exer ts as freemen shall never cease un
til that be accomplished.
Resolved, That while we beteg= slavery to be
a curse, a foul. Not and a stain upon that sacred in
strument, the Veclaratioa of Independence, and
acts as an incubus and a blight upon those States
where it now exists. Yet do we believe it be the
duty of every friend of the evistitution and of the
Union, to maintain th e rights of them States in a
special privilege as guaranteed to them by a wise
provision of the Fathers of the republic, and not
withstanding the declaration of the great hampion
of the south and of slavery, that all men are not
created free and equal, we are still entitled to our
own convictions that the equal rights of mankind
being " truths self-evident," are now as they ever
have been and will ever remain as promulgated by
the father of democracy, Thomas Ultimo% and all
efforts to consign them to oblivion by "captious
criticism" will meet with oar unyielding tostility.
I Resolved, That in our able representative in
I Congress, the Hon. Davao Wuncrr, we have the
' utmost confidence as being not only the present
author of a Proviso which forever prbbibits slavery
in territory now free, but the uncompromising Wend
of the extension of free soil and the perpetuation
of free labor, and so long as he mpintains the proud
position which he now occupies as being the faith
ful stanff - ar4 bearer of oar distinctive principles, and
while be remains the true representative of his
own constituents; and devotes his groat energies to
the cause with which his name is so intimately
identified_ though patronage and power may be
wielded to temporarily crush him, we will here
pledge ourselves by the most sacred ties of honor
never to desert hen.
ad=red, Thai we still adhere to the resolutions
by the legislature of this State in Illt9 and
also in 1844, wherein they instruct their Senators
and Representatives in Congress to oppose the ad
mission of any territory as a State unless the further
introduetion of slavery was forever wohibited, and
also the resolutions which were unanimously adop.
tail in a regular meeting of the democracy of Brad
ford county held in Towanda, in Sept. 1821, where
in they pledged themselves that they would sop.
port no man for the Presidency who was not in fa
vor of the principles of the W hoot Proviso .We
thought it was democratic then, we think so
Resolved, That in our judgment the vacant
lands belonging to the United States or, may be
hereafter acquired, should be disposed of in mode
rate quantities to actual 'seders on terms which
should barely remunerate the government for the
aspen:sea of surveying and other necessary expen
lies,' and that we are opposed to the monopoly of
them by capitalies balding them in large quanti
ties, either for the purpose of speculation or culti
vation of them by slave labor, that we believe the
inevitable effect of such a system would be to ex
elude the descendants of the free north, and the bar
' dy and industrious emigrant troth the public do
' main, fcir which the blood of thousands of brave
men have been shed, and millions of treasure ex
;leaded, and instead of extending the area of free
dam, will entail the curse of slavery and men held
in bondage over a territory sufficient to form ars
empire and upon millions yet unborn.
Resolved, That although we may admire the mi
!nary exploits of Gen. Zachary Taylor as a military
chieftain, and do justice to his military character,
yet we are willing to receive his own repeated de
claration that he is unfit to fill, the office of chief
Magistrate of this Union, aril that at this particular
juncture his reserve upon all quadrics of internal
policy, and the fact of his being a southern man and
a stave-bolder, is sufficient to identify him with the
slave interest of the south, and the further extension
of stave labor. That in Gen. Lewis Cue the •
even leaks to merit our support,. having at • • • 0'
been the warm friend of the .prmci • es • "
mot Proviso and the exclusion do •
ry now free. and as a northern ar
principles, should have fi • '-
position. Yet we find • '
mystenotW u ergo
clares that :••
an th'-1 , • • -
. - .
very in territo
riari with northern
4 adhered to his first
when this vital question
of importance gradually and
Ongoing a change, and finally de
em has not the right to legislate up - -
But the acts of Congress sanction
, nark men as Washington, Jefferson, Medi-
Monroe, Adams, Jackson, and Van Buren, are
sufficient to convince no that Congress has the right
under the Constitution to forever prohibit slavery in
territory now bee . , and any candidate for the Pre
sidency entettaining views differingfrogg them, can
never receive our support.
Resolved, That the friends of free soil, free la
bor, and free speech, and opposed to all dishon
orable compromises, are requested to meet in To.
wanda to respond to the nominations of the - free
soil coevention to held at Buffalo.
. Resolved That a conentittee -of Arrangements
consisting of 15 penoas be appointed to slake ar
rangements for avid Mass Itleenng, to be holden st
Toweeda, on Monday the 4th lay of SEPTESI
UR ant. ,
Resolved, That Chades Reed; Edward Crandall,
I. b. Montanve, A. C. Allem, Henry Gibbs and Ste.
phen Pierce, be our Delepares so the Buffalo Con.
're mien, and that they he instructed to support the
nomination of Martin Van Raton, for the Presidency.
Resolved, That the preeesdinp of this meeting
be pabfished in the 'halliard Reporter, Albany . Aa.
las, New York Globe and Pak and such other pa
pers as are friendly to oar cause.
Fug S. Ilummoo—Cept. Smith, impeded en.
der oar marine heeds' pot in below, motet that
while lying at V Anted; takingin cargo, the blacks
from the interior made • descent upon the town,
and massacred a number ofthe colored inhabitants;
plundering dwellings, stores, Ste. That 104 of the
inhabitants, with what 'elects they could secure
most readily, took refuge on board his vessel. The
town being now oompletelY in the possession of
the blacks, be conveyed the fugitives to Jamaica,
at their request, where he left them.
The Napoleon brought over six passengers from
Jamaica, who heli the vemeiaiSmithvilleyeceniay
morning, that tiny might
.reach here in time to
take the cars for the North. Among them wu
Capt. &Wren, buret of deetuchee Quo the Pa
cific far government.—Wibenton (N C.) Oro.
. „ .
!Wills it Omni Selir Wain
*a p e taYtohoPola at 111 1 \4 11 111 gl! ride
ci alidiNarilWrlmthiiiiP MA* treads
"lb% MOO" 141 fastal
Tinier mia tri ode rlOlOO.
he has main kat go* beads cilmomillg,
blink it Whet likelythilthe pike- willkiiamot
ad with any new light fran himself on his oPinimm
We shall therefore proceed to lay befall our mad •
aUtra tsreriels at era, emamanikle Viekilribratit
to overwhelm with coafesion soma* who may
anamilir to th ee. them into the belief that the Gen
end is hi favor of free lathery.,
Genesee Taylor is a smite of a slavehokling State,
a chimed' a slaveheidiug &ma: he is a *lush&
der of thralatgest rime, owningrieme two lisedned
of his fellow CfellgarON and there is not a line on
meant an am of his Ida knows, which eat tunnel
Crifar even a guess, that be is in Mvot of
ncipation, or dimentusg in the slioa patie
nts, from the slavehoiding came in realise to the
*Jimmie° of slavery into free territory.,
AU his suppoitimi in the South, without a single
exception that is known, are idesibletwontints
of the Wilmot Proviso. By them he tree - faced as
a candidate open the Philadelphia Convenes; by
*OM toting in solid phalanx, liss nomination was
Does any man ofeoninion sense dream that they
would have combined their forces in support of_a
man, hostas to them on what they regard u the
paramount question, or whose views they had tes.
sem to distrust 7 If ame be see* a one, be is not
wog* an argument.
Repeated attempts to obtain from the Philadel.
phis Convention some expression of opinion
against the extension of slavery—en opinion pm- I
kewally cherished as vital by the whole Whig par!
!y at the North—utterly failed. That CoaSeation
tn..,pominating General TayMr, did not dare togivei
any such expression of opinion, because it weer
known by his Southern hieniki who procured his
nomination that be would never permit himself to
be identified with such an issue, any more than they
If the leaders of the patty at the Nonb, profess.
mg to regard the question of the extension of slat
very into free territory, asof paramount imponancei
were sincere rand consistent, they would not have
consented to the nomination of a candidate of un
known opinions on this question ; espec ia lly
from his relations to slavery, his pennon to this
South, iris the character and policy of those who
&voted his nomination ? there was every reason 10
believe that those opinions were adverse.
The single circumstance relied upon by these lea
dent as sufficient to overcome all ' pre
sumptions and probabilities is a forced emucurtion
of the Signal letter, invested with a show of evi
denceby the rotes of garbling.
The editor of the Signal wrote a long editorial on
General Taylor and the Presidency, in which be 1 1
sided upon various "views," and gave enemas
to many sentiments," in regard to politics and
candidates. Among these were, the expediency
extinguishing old pail lines, of having a No-Parley`
candidate, and constituting a Cabinet of membereof
both parties • the policy of regarding the question of
a National Bank as obsolete, and giving the Salo
-1 Treasury a fair trial ; the necessity of laying aside
the sub' of Land Distribution, and postponing old
political issues ; and the propriety of extending the
Ordinance of 1787 over our Pacific empire. The
political jozglers of the North garble this editorial,
by publishing only that portion in which reference
is madh to the Ordinance of 1787, and-thew garble
the reply of General Taylor. by extracting from it
only the following paragraph, applying it directly
to the said garbled portion of the editorial :
" I trust you will pardon me for thus briefly re.
plying to you, which I do' with a high opinions and
decided approval tithe sentiments and views embraced
in rem aditsriaL"
To make it mote emphatic, they give intensity
to their Gshifieigion, by placing m large capitals,
the portion of this garbled extract which is piloted
If they would publish the whole of the Si gnaj ed
itorial, theit readers would see that this garbled ex
tract born the reply, applies, with just as much
force to the sentiments and views of the editor
against a United Suites Bank, in Elver of a Suti•Trea
surer, against Land Distribution, in favor of a
al !moment of the old political issues, of extinguis '
old party lines, and of forming a Cabinet from al
News. This would not suit the leaders, and so
they lie by omission, leaving out the whole of this
pad of the editorial.
Further, were they to publish the whole of Gee.
Taylor's reply, their readers would see, by the
following declaration in it, that he absolutely !ob's
ed to give any expression of his opinions neon the
views and sentiments of the article on political top.
" At this time," he says, "my public duties com
mand so fully my attention, that it is imposeible to
answer your letter the terms demanded by its
courtesy, and the importance of the sentiment to
which alludes ; neither, indeed, had I the tims,
It Eras been known for same time that Mr. Deo.
little, of New York, has had a letter in hie posses
sion from General Taylor, correcting the impress
ion that he intended in his Signal letter ; to give any
rixpreNsion of opinion in favor ofthe views of the
editorial in relation to slavery. We copy the fol
lowing conclusive article from the Rociater Adver
tiser of the 7th instant
"Allusion is made in the Democrat of yyesterday,
to a letter written by General Tayk* to Mr. Duo
little,of Wyoming county, a leading Banibumer,
in rply to one addressed by the latter to Gen 1. Tay
lor. The &stoma, unintentionally, no doubt, omits
circumstances which are necessary to be stated in
order to understand the full force of the reply of the
old General, and which rumor gives in connection
with the correspondence.
il Mr. Doolittle was a leading Barnbumer, and 1
delegate to the Baltimore Convention, and, with ,
many others, strongly in favor of the ncrminiticm of
General Taylor,. provided he could be trusted upon
this great question of Free Labor in Free Territory.
It was also understood that General Taylor, as, a
Southern man and alavehokler, was opposed to the
restriction of slavery, bat that the inkrencei might
be dniwn from the correspondence between him
and the editor of the Cmcmali Signal that should
be be elected President of the United States, be
would seller the question to be settled by the Rep.
resentatives of the people, without the °semis. of
Executive patronage or oldie Veto power, spinet a
law prohibiting slavery in the newly acquired terri
alb. opinions of General Taylorwent sium i
er, of to mach impartment to be kb in
those who made opposition W the funkier
of Amery the corner-atone of their organintien.
Mr. Doolitde, accordingly, addressed a letter% him,
drawing his attention to the nor eerethmen with
the-editor of the Signal, stating the inlemere which
had been drawn oat at the North frouttbomilenent;
that if come, they would be satisfactory to him
and those with, whom he acted, and respectfully ie
questing an answer.
The substance of the reply, according to the Dam
rend, was that he, Gmeral Taylor, ' DID NOT
MEAN, IN ANSWER TO THE SIGNAL LET
TER TO BE CONSIDERED AS APPROVINGOR
DISAPPROVING OF THE OPINIONS CON
TAINED IN THAT COMMUNICATION IN RE
GARD 'TO THE QUESTION OF SLAVERY IN
NEW TERRITORY,' adding,(wbich is ranked in
the Dastnast,) that' au. an END EXTEND TO MEWS
wu, me mann= trim wince ma 'an
citeacesen ins own sodintatts.' Seib is times
pantalets referred to in the Democrat, and ch the
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... ^.. . - alder W 7 limns tfitdietml, deers' -
* II te the petit ,
. msd so ear doubts the
Ilk Isdibmilettl*Wesy sordid itii . 'll;sherli.
Awes nrit ,ionW Gm sonelesiM of AM ' mail'
the alassMor Of Bosh Carel* name.
u rtissiGemeal 71, in that. eonsepadenee
_ taken glad *WM dm Wawa' 141Mito and
red imaitmes, - -
its TheinciffirSti. Doolittle wails Stibelarks - ,
*Swe at the North authorized from year teply
Msditor t efthe Sleek to : Misr. that y
l ittlei - 11011C101/ &upstater or-the rem Odle Zs-
Scads* to the partampr of a law , or any kindred
immure, kw the restriction of aimeril t 2 - General
Taylor antrum : ' Toe ate cot . All I Mend
to endorse.way the frankness with which . tbe editor
stsegli his own sentiments! The sostorrgpiory was
pat 6Y atriend sod admirer of Cessna Taylor, anx
toesli Ilmtgtansteta which would oradolts Ilues
invoke of patty patty oftbis Staie to re
him their tromistssfily with the
that alarm not bee:tended tot em
free, by the actiorrof the Goners! Government. The
;response was frcerfe
_man then, at least, a no-party
lesodidate for the PiMideney, and naturallrdesuons
!of securing that sawn% if * could be done email,
Itandy with integrity andAmpurd to his own honor
General Taylor hae, thwert,. not out, refused to
tigilhimself to centrality npon thd . question—he
ipme ("shor t end e ftw xst e negetived the infer-
I ems which penal ' w willing to draw
I from his ecarrospaubsoite." _
Mr. Tayksr editor of the S goa l, vouches for the
troth et all these porticel- ars, on.dtl y j' j gtmd that be
has himself seen tlie Muer! Is an blether nee
; d'W i
Omni Talbw's Lair iticapaitei
*a. J. IL Mooroksi, Ireasitord, Gni Ord Co:
Dess,,Sta have the honor toveceive your cote.
municattou of June tOth, aorromWirnt that the Whig'
Convention which essendied at Philadelphia on
the 7th of that mouth, end of which you were the
presiding officer, has nominated me fotthe office of
Praident of the United States. --
Looking to the composition Of the Convention,
and its numerous and patriotic constituents I feel
duly guileful for ditsintiviguished confidence im
plied in my nomination to the highest office in:the
gift of the American people. I cordially accept
that nominalism, bat in the sincere disuust of my
fitness to fulfil the duties of an office which de
mands for its exercise the most exalted abilities
and patriotism, and which has been .rendied
by the greatest names in our history. But
should the selection of the Wbig Convention be
confirmed by the people, f shall endeavor to dis
charge the new defies Len devolving upon me so
to meet the expectation of my fiallow-eitixens, and
preserve undiminished the prosperity and reputation
of oor common country.
haventhe honor to remain, with the highest re
spot, your obedient serrant,
New Somme flacneFarr.—Compromise-- Ta
king the whole
Huraseey.—Keeping rain when ticker!.
Patrioriser--Voting for a Southern alaveholder or
Frecrkous—The right to extend slavery.
an, Chivoby--id ikating a disposition to pity the
Consietency—Glorifying the extension of Frnedom
in Europe, and laboring,foc the extension of Slavery
Statesnane--A man who never held a civil office,
bat who dact 21K5 slaves.
Courtihrtiort— A rusted weathercock, always poin
tiletwory--"" Allotting :.. - 1,0110 slaceholders to
role the tuition. 4
Re ignea--11, belief in the infallitlibly of John C
Hamby —" All mew-are created free and Naar
Traitor—One who is not inclined to • let ns have
oar own • way.
ifinJar--One of corneal-resident slave, who ne
ver rebels under the severest inflictions of the lash.
Barnbarner—The Devil in disguise.
TtlttlllLE sun DErrauerivc Toansno.—The Ban
gor Whig of Saturday contains the following ac
count of a destructive tornado which parsed over
the towns of Ripley, Dexter and Garland, ioddaine:
" A destructive tornado commenced in Ripley on
Thursday lat. It commenced its destruction on a
space about ten rods wide, which kept increasing
to the width of half a ile and nearly fifteen miles
long, pawing th . Dexter and into Garland.
We have onl partial and imperfect account,
from whin e judge that the tornado must have
been -of awful grandeur and power. Fifteen
it. . were completely demolished In Ripley,—
hod house with the /cholas assembled,. was
lifted and turned. A large barn and other buildings
in Dexter worn destroyed and scattered out of sight.
A large rock was rolled over. Greet hemlock and
other trees were twisted off and whirled with fear,
MI knee 'high into the air. Crepe, fences, stone
walls and every thing n its course were swept to
instant destruction.- It . was accompanied by a loud
and startling 'car.
An observer from half a mile distance, says that
the appearance as it passed along, was like the
smoke of a huge steamboat chimney, in wild and
furious motion. No lives are known to be lost al !
though at least one person, we hear, was injured."
litiporrtarr rum Maxim—The Charleston Cou
rier oldie 251 has the following telegraphic, l des
patch from New Worms :
New OaLeizia, July 22d.—An arrival from Mexi
co brings us three days later intelliffence. The
dews from the Capital are to the 11th instant.
An engagement had taken place between the
Goiernment troops, commanded by Butitrunente
and the insurgents, under the lead of Paredes, in
which the former was rooted. The loss of Paredes
is stated at 27 killed and 60 wounded Jarauta is
said to be among the severely wounded, and pro
bably mortally so.
Rustamente is said to have kw five hundred
men inihe conflict that has taken place.
The Rinds throughout the whole of Mexico are
stated to be infested with robbers, who were plun
dering all that came in their way.
Another arrival, brings twodays later intelligence
of the success of the insurgent:s, and announces
that they will probably overturn the government,
and drive Heavers from power and dissolve the ex
REMARK nue Pante-rim ctn. or DErrn.—A young
lady of this city; highly esteemed and respected,
who bad been sick for some length of time, but was
supposed to be convalescent,: had a dream a few
nights since, in which it appeared to her that she
would die at S. o'clock the same evening. On
awaking she informed the family of her atom '
remained fi rmly impressed with the idea that she
should die at the bout designated, and under that
belief called her lxothera anajaisters wound her,
giving them good advice with reference to the fu
ture. finenge to say, end remarkable it may seem,
on the :approecli of o'clock, she manifested acalm
reeigoation, and almost, en the clock tolled - the hour
her spirit took its flight. Thus she koretollsd: by
a singular presenunent, the day and hour other own
death.—Reck. Aawrican. •
Facat Coas.--The brig Miehivart, Captain Var
ney, from San Juan, Cnba, the 30th of July, arrived
at thisloort this morning. All was quiet at San
Juan when she sailed, but all American vessels
leaving for the United States were strictly searched
for fugitives. The Michigan was searched by the;
Government officers, in the expectation of finding!
General Lopez, who bad, however, escaped a,
week ;previous from Matanzas, and is now in New'
York. At Cienfuegos several of the chief men had'
been arrested enenspseinn of being engaged in a
plot to overthrow the Government, and were in
p_tison. Captain Varney heard of no trouble at
and did not believe that any had occur
Ravi Roucr., July 12th, 11111/12,,
lorifyieg slavery as a (sacred' insti-
litiVaCtitiii * e m ir
...c , -- --.........- --.11- New You, August It. •
.11110 ste ams koinita arrived about 2 o'cloelt,
bringing dales tin thel2d alt. The foliating is au
stored other newt; ..
..The Aniiirica sailedert the 22d Mt. The Rep
mannariiisig from Southampton on the 20th. .
Ism.ain‘....-Things have come to a crisis in Iret4
lend, in a few days must now decide whether the
confederates can enter opottlf prOreet a wog*
With the - swanned ." .I)rich-zgoeneilhWid ,
the (jostle on Tuesday, and on die evening of that
dity,the citizens of Dublin werelastotuded b y do
publieition of a prochnzration, sigrifd lit • th e turd
Lieutenant putting the cities of INA* Cork, Ws'
teiford and Drogheda, under the act of lea etwelleet'l
by which the- are anthotizesEto nesuch for
arms, arid to take into custody all perSOILIO whO ate
feline lei he in possession of awns Withoat sliiN ,r
The Dublin Evening .Post, Which speakivalways
for the goverment, made an explagetticM of this ea
treme Measure of the government.
Ori Tuesday affairs , m Ireland assumed a.gg rr aayer _
:upset. Dublin, Cork, Waterfordcand - _
were proclaimed : a. proceeding which, without
bantling over the people to martial law, enablce
the Lord-Lieutenant to accomplish Willie Purposes
of legal despotism for the safety of the cautery.
The Lord-Lieutenant, 'who bad pre-arranged to
make his annual visit to England at this mason of
the year, the usual commission laving been issued
for that purpose, has found it necessary to defer :
his de rare.
Ilir r r provisions of the new law, the following
phew ve been proclaimed :--the county and -etty
Dublin ; the city and the following portions of the
county of Cork, namely-, the baronies of Cork, Fer
moy, Cohdons and Clongibbon ; the city and the
follow ng portions of the county of Waterford; nam
ely. the baronies of Kikulibeen i _ Middlethird and ,
Gaultier ; and the county and to rn of Drogheda.—
The Itter.:3l. !Vico having been arrested at Carrick
on-Su ron a charge of sedition, has been rescued
`from rison by the people, who released all the
p ' ens who:were confined in the same bridewelE
It is , ted also by another account, that some of
the el, b leaders having been arrested, two gentle
men Went before the magistrate and told him the
country'-was ruing; and that if he wished to avoid
rebel ion, , he - had better liberate the prisoners, other.
wise, in twenty minutes, a forme would arrive in.
Carrick' suffieieat to annihilate the garrison. The
prisoriets were released, and thus, for the moment,.
bloodrhed was spared. -..
M. Meagher and Mr. Doherty appear.to be bal.
r ang ing multitudes of 20,000 persona at a time at
Our latest advices from Ireland represent affairs
in.a eritical position, hut be believe not in a mate .
to inspire despair. Messrs. J. S. Varian, J. W.
Bon kis. and J. O'Brien have been arrested at Cork
foredition and called. A body of constabulary
has been shipped from Dublin for Waterford,
vet re the danger seems most imminent. We re
frai from repeating all the wild reports which have
hed us, respecting the intentions of the clubs
, 'se reei the ve lm h an av d e a bee rd o o f m in e s o ur a ree rm t ed ion. for Th th e e c saf lety ety ,
of t heir flocks, and are denouncing publicly the
aluie, and warning the people against enrolling
the selves as members.
e purchase and manufacture of arms is pre.
eee ling rapidly in Ireland.
aIGLAND.—The Catholic relief bill has been
tier has been horri fi ed to
e ncel nded l°r tb o is f itis he stt F i . o x n e . heti
: u ra .s t s h c wa el hfirso F m nui "g th
c a e er c bli on inou T is inu a es obfien t e ran odrner ;:i oan l: d d m" the astd pe thh o- eo
pie of Paris have called for their wonted amuse
ments. Assassinations have been reported,"but be
yohd two or three instances they -have not been
Gen. Cavatnac retains the good opinion het the
people, and not undeservedly. ht.Girardin, editor
,off La Presse, has indirectly assailed him in a patsy
fillet, detailing the particulars of his confinement
add the suppression of his journal but the
opitholi seems to be, like the verdict of the Welsh
jury. " that be was served quite right"
While the soldier) and the citizens were spilling
their blood in vindication of law and order, 31-Gir
anfin published art • article filled with reproaches
aiid calculated to stimulate treason. Re wassantto
•ptison—hut had be not been taken into erratorly,
sOme bullet. more fortunate than the rest, -might
the reached his heart, and freed France of a very
Lamartine ha. taken occasion to vindicate' his
licy, while Alinister of Fore ig n Affairs, His
Nmech is full of eloquence, point and sound princi
ples. He claims anti in our opinion justly, of har
ing preserved E i r;mpe from war, and challenges
approbation for successful efforts in: attaching the
friendship of &viand.
.In 'her halals he recognizes
the destiny of eivßiaation. and -he sees beyond the
Operations of Why and Tory, the power above all
Of public opinion. The reader need not be told that
we have lonprindakerl in these views.
Seam.—There is DO chance for'Spein. The Car
list power has been tested and it is foam impotent.
Glasgow paper says our market for pig iron had
not been active to-day, nor has the demand of the
last week continued. Onr qrmtationts may be sta
ted at 455. per ton o ff ered by buyers, and .Ik. per
ton demanded •by sellers, and the is of difference
St ands- in the way of transactions.
,CCRIOCS CIRCVMSTA SCF.--011t readiete are
aware: says the Philtuktplsia Times. that St. Peter's.
church is undergoing repairs. A sitt,,, ,, rular incident.
has transpired in the course of the work`. Thereis
a space between the flooring of the pews and the
earth, of about eighteen inches, principally occupied
by joists, supporting the same. In re:l:miring these,
the workmen found two land turtles, which must
be ofexceeding age, as there are no potoible means
of ingress' or egr e ss, since the church was -built,
which was in 1761.2. A third was seen bat riot
taken. It is known that land-turtles live to a great
'age —Pittsburgh Post.
ACCIDENT ON Tile NORTA RITEIL—The Oregon
~from Albany, Monday night. ran into a sloop or
!craft of some sort upon the North River ; the bow ,
!sprit of which was driven into the state- room,
where a young lady of this city was sleeping, who
I was coasiderasly and alarmingly scimto r hed, by it.
I Three, other berths were destroyed, ripped up, and
by the merest' chance several perseus were just
snatched item death.
LATE Fetus CA MA TORS I A:-By telegraph horn the
West, we leant that krr C A RSIE4I, erlichle death was
lately reported, arrived at St. Louis cip the 25th mat
from California having left Santa Fe June 25. He
reports that **hundred Apache Indians attacked a
party of fourteen Americana, killed four, wounded.
five, and drove oil eighty horses. The report of
the death of Paymaster Spaulding is confirmed,
.."Werra BLscarstaates" • are about as great a
curiosity as " white black men." Yet we have
seen bath, and we now learn from the Ohio State-.
man that "white blackberries," produced froctipeed,
are growing in large quantities upon the reagent
Mr. Bent, of Colinthns. in that state•
AID TO THE VOLUISTEERS.—The ecaturdthee -to
receive subscriptions in New York, in aid of the
volunteers, have tdre.ady invested s@oooln cloth
ing. and others necftscuses for their •benefit. The
military of the city are 3100 reakingcollectiens, and,
is believed *lll gaikerfraniStooo to $l2OO.
A Faxna - Dvalui.—TheMatamoras Flag gives
an account of a Mexican female dwarf, as small as
TomAumb, and describes her as being 12 years of
age tWriches high. symmetrically proportiooed,
and Winghs only 48 lbs.
• DCATH OF A CONSUL.--Jtk.epb tlal , EMU fhb
Swedish Consul at &won, died at his residence is
that city on Tuesday last, as tbe,age of sixtpone.
He *us a gentleman much esteemed by all with
whom,he was aCquainted. •
PERS Alf BUCO.—Accounts from Pentambuco to
the 2d July, Oates that a revolution has broken but
there, which was eupprerreed, with the lose of twelve
of the government- troopb. , -