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siness bad brought him to this city. It seems We see that Mr. Grundy is denounced in the
that the valiant Doctor's courage was worked up Nashville Republican, because he did not "avai
to the writing point, and that lie accordingly himself of the opportunity (on Mr Van Buren's
demanded an explanation! He has been threat nomination] to remove the load of suspicion
ening what he would do, and no doubt, as be which rested against him, in the minds of the
has had the honor of presenting a set of slicks people of Tennessee and elsewhere, of being
to the President, he would willingly hear the more a Calhoun man than a Jackson man."
Speaker pronounre the eulogy upon his cha-We can inform the Nashville Republican that
racter and intelligence, upon condition of having Mr. Grundy has seized another opportunity to
his expenses paid! The Doctor, nu doubt, manifest bis Jacksonism, by opposing the re-
believes that his best chance for an office is to peal of the postage on newspapers!!
fight for it. But unless we are much deceived, Quere? Does the Jacksonism of the present
he will starve first. We will undertake to ap- day consist in bullying Congress, and the sup-
pease his insulted honor, for twenty-five per pression of the Press?
cent. on his tavern bill.

“I intend to whip you, but not now; I am ATTEMPT AT ASSASSINATION.

ar.ned-i presume you are not. I want no ad. After the House of Representatives had advantage of you, and therefore put you on your journed yesterday, Mr. Arnold, of Tennessee, in the Globe.

guard."-Extracl from Heard's card, published being in advance of the other members, was passing home; as he was descending the steps

Such was the threat which the Globe pubof the ierrace to the street west of the capitol, lished on Friday last, in the name of Morgan A. he was assaulted by Morgan A. Heard, who Hearıl, the ruffian who waylaid and attempted aimed a blow at his head with a large stick to assassinate Str. Arnold, for words used on the Mr. Arnold doudged the blow, and immediately floor of the House, relative to Houston, and struck the stick from his adversary's hands; without rebuke or censure. Yet the Globe of whereupon Heard drew a large duelling pistol, yesterday, says that Heard should be punished cut down to about eight inches in the barrel, by the civil authority. And why does the Globe carrying an ounce ball, with the words New desert Mr. Heard in his distress? Does that York" engraved on the barrel; and, after tak. profligate press expect to meet public indig naing deliberate aim, fired; the ball passing

rion now, by pretending that Heard was not en. through the sleeve of the right arm, just above couraged to make the assault? Heard was un. the elbow, ranging up to the shoulder, carrying successful-he was unfortunate-and there is away the under part of the coat and shirt, and the secret. This is the character of the Nash. lacerating the arm. Mr. Arnold finding Heard ville school of tactics. armed with a pistol, followed up his blows with a lightsword cane until the scabbard few off, THE ALBANY ARGUS AND THE ASand having several times knocked him down,

SAULT. was in the artitude of piercing him with the We copy from the Albany Argus, of the sword, when his arm was arrested by General 12th, an attempt to ridicule the notice iaken by Duncan, of Illinois.

Mr. Arnold of the threats used by Heard. The This case presents a remarkable interposition assault of Monday is a fit commentary. of Divine Providence. The House had just. We are not alarmists. Our readers know thas adjourned; there were near an hundred mem we have not been intimidated from the fearles bers of Congress in the range of the ball, expression of our opinions; but we are not in. which passed near Mr. Tazewell's head, and sensible to the danger wbich surrounds us. We yet Mr. Arnold was the only person injured! learn that Heard was an applicant for employThe readers of the Globe will recollect that ment as a bearer of despatches, and that, a few this Major Heard is the individual, who a few days before the assault, he said that he had asdays since, published & builetin in the Globe, surances of his appointment. The Globe, the announcing his intention to assault Mr. Arnold official organ of the Executive, published his for what he had said on the floor of the House, bravado t at he would assault Mr. Arnold, with relative to Houston. We will give his ducu- out a word of comment; and we are credibly ment to the public 10-morrow.

informed that Terrill, another of Houston's asWe learn that the partisans of the President sociales, made two unsuccessful movements for will endeavor to prove that Mr. Heard is de an assault upon the editor of this paper; and ranged! Yet they, to-day, refused to permit that the saine individual declared, on Monan investigation of the eharge, that he used day, that if Mr. Burges were twenty years language tending to stimulate assaults upon younger, he would thrash trim betore night!!! members for words used in debate! How will Would these things be, if they were discoun. such partisans explain the bulletin published in tenanced by the Executive? Doctor Davis, too, the official paper, announcing in advance his has been here for months, an applicant for of intention to commit the assauli?

fice. He brought a whole buniile of hickory We have not space for the comment which sticks. He has hail a correspondence with the these facts call for. They are a fit commen- President upon the interesting occasion of their tary upon the proceedings in Houston's case, delivery; and, if he is to be believed, has received and afford much scope for reflection. his full share of promises; but he finds that "fine

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words butter no parsnips," and he unites in the concluding with the assertion, (contradicted by
attempt to dragoon the House into silence. Let Mr. A's own account of his means of defence on
the honest, the sober, virtuous citizens, ask the occasion alluded 10,) that “no man feels
themselves why are these things so? Why is it himself safe (at Washington, we suppose) with-
that the President is surrounded by greedy of- out arms for his personal defence!!"
fice hunters, jobbers, and speculators, eleventh. Without stopping to notice further the fab.
hour apostates, and insolvent politicians-while rications resorted to by stipendiary letter
the high-minded, honorable, independent, and writers, who lurk about the purlieus of the
virtuous citizens, who have never sought, and seat of government, collecting and digesting
would not accept, office at his hands, have left for the bome market, the stale scandal and
him in disgust? 'These things are true, and why A ating gossips which, as Mr. Webster says
is it so?

of “perished pampblets," are only tolerable in TERRIBLE RENCONTRE AT WASHING. their dispersed condition,—we give from the TON.

Boston Morning Post, the following admirable

hit at the extravagancies which find their way Q. Did you bite your thumb'at me, sir?

to the public, under the imposing title of A. I bit my thumb.

“Washington Correspondence;" believing that Mr. Thomas D. Arnold, M. C. from Tennes ridicule is the best weapon by which they can see, is out in the National Intelligencer, under be met. his own signature, in consequence of his havivg Horrible Caunibalism. It has been clearly been accosted in broad day light, "by a man of proved, by the opposition, that Gen. Houston's ruffian [?] appearance" wbo wore a cap and assaulę upon, Mr. Sanbery, was committed a large stick in his hand,” Gitness thinks it with the intention of murdering the honorable was an orange limb," not hickory,) "headed meniber from Ohio, for the use of the Presiand feruled," and who, without provocation of dent's table. General Houston, and a num. any kind, actually required him (Arnold, to ber of gentlemen belonging to Tennessee, who stop! and "asked if his name was Arnold !” had frequently dined with General Jackson On being answered in the affirmative, he posi- upon young Indians, ' during the frontier wars, tively rejoined, “then you are the man who a- were invited to thie President's house; the Prebused my friend Houston so severely"!!. Mr. sident preceving a deficiency in his larder, reA. fortunately had a walking stick in his quested General Housion to procure him some hand," and dexterously parried this home-thrust dainty wherewith io regale his guests. Mr.Stanby putting in another after the eastern mode- bery * being in good flesh" attracted the eye. And what is your name, sir, back again? The of Gen. Houston, and an "alarming attempt to reply was "Heard-major Heard!" Where. murder" him was the consequence. But what upon “his lip quivered and he turned very is yet more startling, is an allegation which Mr. pale”-whereas Mr. A. merely turned--bis Stambery's friends allege to be susceptible of back" upon his antagouist " as soon as he could the most convincing proof, viz : "that it was a do it with safely"--and so the affair ended, condition of the agreement between Mr. Eaton Heard saying with a oath, as he walked on, he and Gen. Houston, that the latter, in furnishing intended to i hip A. and would dò it yet. Indian rations, should be allowed to take

These are the facts which Mr. Arnold has the bodies of the opposition, for that purpose thought "it due to the American people" to -and that if John H****'s was taken, and republish, with the authority of his own name, gularly and fairly served out, the said Houston that they may "know the state of things at ibat was to be released from his obligation to supply place." In other words, it is given to the world whiskey to the emigrants for the space of two us the testimony of a member of Congress, in aid mouth's succeeding the time of the dispensation of the ridiculous stories manufactured by Wash of John's flesh!" ington letter.writers designed to implicate the President in the affair of Hotiston, and repre

The following card appeared in the Globe senting him as the abettor of all the brawls of Friday last, without comment. We have growing out of the exasperated feelings pro- marked in small capitals part of it

. Let the duced by an abuse of parliamentary privileges reader examine it, and he will find that Gen. on the part of certain desperate and vindictive Houston, General Arnold, General Terrill, Dr. partisans in Congress. To connect the Presia Davis, and Major Heard, seem to constitute a dent with these affrays, and to give a point to corps of choice spirits. I will be remember. the vague insinuations as to the state of things ed that this General Arnold, Mr. Barry, and at Washington," the Evening Journal of this Houston were drinking together, at the theatre, city publishes the card of Mr. Arnold, accom- immediately after the assault upon Mr. Stan panied by what purports to be a letter from the bery... (See Mr. Clarke's certificate publish seat of government, (but containing nuthing ed in the Globe.) which might not have been written here,) stat. We ask an attentive perusal of the card; and ing that Mr. Arnuld " by his fearless (see bis recommend it to the con sideration of all boy card) and independent course had rendered al “subjects." himself “obnoxious to the administration," and 1o the Editor of the Globe: that the meditated assault upon him was in con.

Mar 9th, 1832. sequence of an intimation from the President, Mr. Blair: I observe in the Intelligencer of that such a service “ would be acceptable !"- this morning, a card from Thos. D. Arnold, of

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Tennessee, purporting to detail a conversation and contrary to the express injunctions of Gen.
between that man and myself, near Brown's Houston.
Hotel, on yesterday.

The John Johnson letter, forged by the said
I am no newspaper warrior, Mr. Editor, and Thomas D. Arnold to justify his pretended
should not thus notice this pitiful effusion of "plot discovered," whist General Houston
the honorable gentleman, but that some of the was a candidate for Governor of Tennessee,
misrepresentations, and some insinuations con- will readily explain his vulgar and wanton at-
tained in that card, might, if not corrected, tack upon General Hous!on, when accused be-
operate as they were evidently desined to do, fore the House of Representatives, where he
to the prejudice of an individual now placed talks of “measuring arms with General Hous.
in duress before the House of Representatives, ton."
and who, as far as his own agency is concern-

MORGAN A. HEARD. ed, has nothing to do with this matter. It is true I met Mr. Arnold on Pennsylvania

We quote, with pleasure, from the Richmond Avenue, and accosted him as he stated, but he Enquirer, the following conclusion to the comdoes not report the conversation correctly." ment of its editor on the projét of the Secreta.

I said to him, you have wantonly assailed and ry of the Treasury: abused General Houston,' he is a friend “Let any man mark these separate extracts, of mine~his hands are tied, and he cannot and meditate well upon the views which they defend himself-1, therefore, give you no exhibit. And yet there are men at Washington tice, that at a proper time, on a proper who, from pusillanimous feelings, or from am. occasion, and at à proper place, I will make bitious motives, are wil ing, it is said, to keep you account for it; I INTEND TO WHIP rou, but this question opento procraslinale iis decision NOT NOW; I AM ARMED, I PRESUME YOU ARE NOT and who,by Viis 'course of conduct, seem de. I WANT NO ADVANTAGE OF YOU, AND THEREFORE termined to keep alive the discontents of our POT TOO ON YOUR GUAND. This is the whole country, to throw the torch of discord into the of the conversation I believe, literally, as it south, 10 jeopardise the Union itself, not to passed; except that Mr. Arnold demanded, in speak of their willingness to draw from the a lurried and agitated manner and tone, who puckets of the people eleven millions of dolare you? I replied my name is Heard, and liars, which are not wanting to extinguish the believe added Major Heard, baving borne that public debt, or to meet the expenses of the commission in the arinies of my country; and government. They are moreover willing to being usually so called, f thought it probable throw this large surplus into the treasury, to he would know me by that name.

corrupt the very vitals of the Constitution. Mr. Arnold's remarks npon my ruffian ap- We allude to another rumor that is afloat. It pearance are too contemptible to deserve a re- is that many of the Representatives in Congress ply, unless they are intended by way of subter: from the Siate of New York are intimidated by fuge, to refer to my standing in society; if so, I the clamors of their avaricious manufacturers, only have to say that is the paltry evasion of ev. and are prepared to fly off from every liberal ery cowardly beart; if he really wishes informa- adjustment of this vexed question, and express tion on this subject, however, i can refer him to very little interest in preserving the Union, or the Hon. Richard M. Johnson, and Senator in doing justice to the injured south. Can this Bibb, of Kentucky

be so? Will they sacrifice their country to a As to his remarks' on the paleness of my set of greedy monopolists? If it be so, then countenance, quivering lips, &c., I will only let thein beware of the consequences. New remark, that the blanch of the cheek, and agi. York will feel, too late, the loss of her infu. tation of nerve, were all on the other side; Mr. Jence in the Union, or the ruin which she may

hold; however, may have judged in this bring upon it. And mark well another thing: matter, 18 men under the influence of intoxi- rely upon it, we speak the voice of thousands, cation frequently do: a drunken man is almost who, like ourselves, have not even a pin's fee sure to see every man he meets reeling as much to ask of her, that her sons may hereafter turn as himself.

lin vain to the south for support, if she now Mr. Arnold's attempt to connect this trifling turns against us. affair with the trial of General Houston, now Upon two points, we wish it to be distinctly pending before the House, with the eviden understood—ihat let this vexed question be design to bear upon the re-ult of that trial, is now settled upon any terms of compromise, as most reprehensible indeed, and only shows thejit may, we will never cease to stru-gle against ulter recklessn-ss of the man's character; bullenlarging the expenses of the government; and lest it might influence the minds of some honest we will never cease to struggle for the grudual men,! will refer all those who may have received reduction and final extinguishment of this pro. such impressions to all the gentlemen who are lective system. These will be the cardinal max. the intimate associates of "General Houston; ims of our faith, and we freely avow them. In particularly to Gen. Arnold, (no kin to Thos. this spirit we cordially thank Messrs. Bouldin D.) Gen. Terrell

, Dr. Davis, and the Sergeant. and Johnson, and our other Virginia members at Arms, who all have heard Sim do his utmost in the House of Representatives, for their zea. to dissuade me from my purpose; this conver- lous and able efforts to arrest that extravagant sation, at the time, was altogether accidental, and monstruus system of pensions which is at. unpremeditated, the effect of momentary ex tempted to be saddled upon us. The eloquent citement produced by Mr. Arnold's presence, efforts of Mr. Hayne, in the Senate, are wor.

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thy of all praise. Differ as we may with biu his motives be what they may, we have no time on nullification, or some other points, and in- to war with him unless he be found in the ranks different as he may be to any eulogium which of the enemy. may come from this humble pen, we owe it to A word to him. We know that Mr. Niles, truth to pay this homage to his talents and his Mr. Fisher, and Mr. Brown, were consulted by principles.

the Secrelary; and the course which those gen. And, upon the other question, we shall think tlemen have since taken is no proof that great ourselves bound, in a fair and argumentative concessions were not made them. It is not their inanner, to maintain a constant claim for the interest, nor would it be their policy, to agree abolition of this artificial system of the tariff, to his proposition. They desire to get all that and to keep our eye upon the ultimate realiza. they can--they know that a reduction must take tion of a principle laid down in the last Charles, place, and, representing particolar interests, tos Mercury, at the close of its article upon the they are doing all their power to promote those prijet:

interests. But can Mr. R. suppose that they " Because the contest in' wbich they are en. would refuse Nr. McLane's bill, when it is gaged involves not only a question of interest clearly demonstrable, that the bill will leave a ur money, but the great principles of' cunsti- surplu's of at least ten millions? They have no TUTIONAL LIBERTY and EQUAL HIGHTS; because idea-- they can entertain no hope, to fasten up. the southern States deny the right of the Fede on the country such a system. And, all that is ral Government to lax them unequally for the wanting to unite Virginia, is, for Mr. Ritchie to benefit of others, whether the amount be small do his duty to show that he looks to Virginia or great, and because, standing, as they do, more, and to New York less. - Nois upon their RIGHTS, the contest never can be relinquished until the protective principle shall be The Globe of Tuesday speaks of the assault abandoned, and their liberties regained,"

upon Mr. Arnold as follows: Cut down our expenses to the strict letter of the “We learn, just as our paper is going to Constitution, and to the real wants of the Go. press, that an attack has been made by Morgan vernnient

A. Heard upon Thomas D. Arnold, of the Cul down the revenue to the necessary expenses. House of Representatives. The public have

Upon these two principles, so far as it relates seen the cards which led to this affair in the to the purse of the country, hang all the law newspapers. - In the course of the affray, the and the prophets."

latter drew a sword, and Heard fired a pistol We note, too, with equal pleasure, that al. shot, which grazed Arnold's arm. Heard, it is though Mr. Ritchie labors to create a belief said, was much beaten. that Mr. McLane's project should be accepted We trust the civil authorities of the city will by the soutie, be is more respectful than usual take prompt steps to put a stop to outrages su to those who oppose it. We are fully sensible disgraceful to the country: Por Gen. House of Mr. R.'s influence on this question--we hold on there was an apology, in the wanton attack him to be more responsible for the present con. made upon him by Mr. Stanbery; but for this dition of the South than any other enitor, and act, there is no paliiation. It requires the in. widely as he has strayed from his duty, we would terposition of some tribunal which has power hail his advocacy of sound principles as the to inflict a punishment more formidable than a surest indication of a general rally in their sup. reprimand.”. port. We are especially gratified at his decla. We quote this to show the coloring which ration, addressed to the representatives of New that print gives to the affair.. The declaration York, that “ ber sons may hereafter turn in that * in the course of the affray, the latter vain to the suth for support, if stie now turns (Mr. Arnold) drew'a sword, and Heard fired against us."

pistol shot," is calculated io create an impres. That New York, and particularly the parti-sion that the pistol was fired in consequence of sang of Mr. Van Buren, will go as far as Mr. Mr. Arnold drawing his sword; when the truth Clay against the principles for which Mr. Rit- is, that he did not draw his sword at all. Heard chie is pledged, we are fully convinced; and it made the first assault with a heavy walking remains to be seen how far Mr. R. will redeem cane, Upon being disarmed of that, he drew his pledge. These are times when those who the pistol. Seeing the pistol presented, Mr. love the Union ought to sacrifice their personal A. repeateci his blows across the head and face. feelings an:1 selfish ambition on the altar of pá- Whether the sword was separated from the triotism-when they should unite all their ener. cane by the force of the blows, or by Heard's gies to ensure a just, and, as nearly as possible, seizing it, is not known; but Heard, afier he was an equal distribution of the public burdens--disarmed of the pistol, drew his dirk, of which for this, and this only, can save our institutions. he was also disarmed. After he lost his cane, Mr. R., in his devotion :0 men, has sinned, Mr. A. continued his blows with the sword, and greatly sinned; but this is not the time to quar. struck with such force and effect ,as prostrated rel about the past. To us he has been parti- his assailant. cularly unkind-but let h'm enter the list as he One question as to the distinction which the shouid, and he will find us fighting by his Globe makes between Flouston's case and wide. We confess that we have our fears-we Heard's. Why is Heard handed over, by this cannot give him our entire confidence. But letsorgan, to the civil authority, and Houston de

fended? Is it not the business of the Execu- The reader cannot fail to see in these provi.
ive 10 see that the laws are faithfully adminis- sions much to arrest the attention of the philo-
tered? Was not the sole jurisdiction of this sophic statesman.
District given to the federal government for the
protection of Congress?


A subject, at all times of the first importancd We learn that General Arnold, whose name to the American people, is again presentee has been several times associated with Houston before them, at this moment, to be d-cided and his associates, was a meritorious officer of upon. It is the selection of an approvesi canthe late war; that he is not an applicant for of. didate for the Vice Presidency of the United fice; and that it would be unjust to consider States. Opinion, in the different States, is him as one of those who seek to introduce club. essentially at variance in uniting upon any one law into the administration of public affairs. particular candidate. In this situation of things, We know nothing of him personally. His name a citizen of the United States is herewith prowas coanected with Houston's by Edwin T. posed as a cardidate for the Vice Presidency. Clark's letter to Mr. Barry, published in the William Gaston, of Newbern, North Carolina, Globe, and we have done no more than refer to generally known throughout the United States, him as one of Houston's associates

as one of her most prominent citizens—whose

merits as the accomplished scholar and civilian, COLOMBIA.

are of the highest order; and who, from his We yesterday gave an interesting article honorable, independent, and talented character, from the National Gizette, on the subject of offers a happy combination to conciliate the this yßung Republic and now call the attention various conflicting parties against the pretenof our readers to the basis upon which it is pro. sions of the jesuistical Van Buren and his fol. posed to organise the federal government. We lowers. " A deep opposition prevails through. have marked some of the stipulations in Italics: out the country against this man and his party,

"We find in the Gaceta of the 18th of March, whase rapacity has even insulted the national
a very important and interesting decree, It au- forum itself in their hurras for the "Spoils of
thorises the Executive of New Granada to con-office."
cert with the governments of Venezuela and Ecu-
ador, a convention of plenipotentiaries of the Reception of Mr. Clay by the Young Men's
three Republics. to discuss and agree upon new Convention. Mr. Char having been announced
terms of union between thema federative cove- as present in the ante-room, in purs tance of
nant, of whtch the following stipulations are to the arrangements agreed upon, the
form the basis :

miliee conducted bim to a seat on the right of " The three States to be but one body politic for the Chair, and introduced him :o the presiding any sort of treaty or compact with Spain; nei- officer of the Convention, by whom he was in ther to treat with Spain without the previous con- troduced, in general terms, to the delegates.sent of the others.

Then, addressing bimself to Mr. Clay, he " The national debt to be equitably and ratea said bly distributed among them, and a commission to Sin: As the organ, and in the name of the be appointed to investigate and settte the whole National Republican Young Men in this conven. subject.

tion assembled, I welcome your presence on In no case of dispute, recourse to be had to arms this interesting occasion, and tender to you, in or hostilities of any description, but all differen- their behalf, the respects

, the gratitude, and ces and quarrels to be referred to some common the admiration of those that surround you.Carbiter.

Your private worth and public services have "The three States of Colombia to make com- placed you before them--the object of their mon cause, in every exigency, for the defence of patriotic labors and hopes. their independence, the integrity of their territo

About lo' close the duties that brought us ry, or any other important general right and together, we could not, as a body, separate, concern, ugainst any insult or aggression on the without this offering of our feelings and sentipart of cny foreign power.

ments to the man whose name and principles Veither State to impose any duties of impor. ure associated with the liberty and glory of our tation under whatever name, upon foreign manu- beloved country. fuctures and merchandise arriving in its ports in

With such a name, and such principles, we order to be carried into either of the other States. go forth united and active in a great cause

3 republican, popular, representative, elec- and feel assured that, in an appeal to the Young tive, and responsible government to be perpetually Men of America, the ConstitutION and Hexa maintained in each State, as the best security of AT CLAT will be triumphant. their common welfare, and of the duration of to which, Mr. Clay responded as follows: harmony and amity between the three.

Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Convention: " A central consolidated government to be avoid

in conformity with your resolution, commued in whatever event ; but an agreement may be nicated through a committee ot your body, I made for the establishment of a federal system, have the honor of presenting myself be ore to be prepared by a convention of delegates from you, and I avail myself of the occasion to ex. the several States

, to be chosen upon the basis of press the deep and grateful sense which I · population."

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