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Jackson are laboring for office! The policy of to see intofit." No one has denied to Congress each is to divide between their partisans the the power to lay a duty for revenue. In 1816,
spoils” drawn from the taxes imposed upon the country had a debt of one hundred and thir. the south. Shall we, then, divide and quarrelstvomillions; and although Mr. Calhoun voted for among ourselves about Mr. Clay, Gen. Jack- the tariff of 1816 as a revenue measure, he has son, or Mr. Van Buren, when the only conse- been consistently opposed to every propo-quence of such a course must be to rivet the sition to increase the tariff since-whereas, Mr. tares upon us, which they would impose for Speight, who condemns Mr. Calhoun for his the benefit of their followers! Or, should we vote of 1816, not only supports Mr. Van Bunot devote our whole energies to redeem our- fren, who is the parent of the tariff of 1828-the selves from this more than Egyptian bondage ? bill he denounces as a bill of abomination-but Shall we imbrue qur hands in each other's recommends, in the very letter before us, Mr. blood, whilst our task-masters wrest from us the McLane's bill, which retains duties on most of proceeds of our honest labor? Should we nou the protected articles twenty to thirty per cent. rather lay aside all personal considerations, and higher than the bill of 1816, although we then unite in support of one unceasing effort to had a debt of one hundred and thirty millions, equalise the public burdens ? Should we not which is now discharged. Such glaring incontest our public men by this standard, and this sistency argues something more than mere ig. alone ?
To thuis end will we devote ourselves, who But the honorable letter writer takes the ever may be President.
Treasury statement for truth. He informs his
constituents that Mr. McLane's bili proposes to THE LATE GEN. HUNT. reduce the customs to $12,000,000, when it pro. The funeral of this lamented gentleman took poses a revenue of from $18 to 20,000,000 from place on Wednesday evening, in the congres- the customs, which, with the $3,000,000 from sional burial ground. The corpse, attended by the public lands, will leave a surplus beyond the mourners and pallbearers, was, at tour the expenditures, of ten millions at least. oʻclock, taken to the hall of the House of Re. The honor e letter-writer might have sparpresentatives, where the members of the ed himself the labor of informing his constituHouse, and their Speaker, the President of ents that he wanted the "refinements of eduthe United States, the Secretaries of State, of cation which characterizetbe generality of pub. the Treasury, of War, and of the Navy, and lic men." All who know him well, must have the Attorney General, together with many of uiscovered that he is wanting in the properties, ourčitizens, were assembled and awaiting its without which no man is qualified to represent reception, The Senate then, preceded by its a southern district. We inean truth and honor. President and Secretary, entered the hall and took seats which had been assigned to
THE BALTIMORE CONVENTION. them. It was placed upon a bier in the area im. The Albany Argus has a long article, under mediately in front of the Speaker's chair, and this head, intended as a reply to Mr. Goode's funeral service was performed by the Chaplain remarks in the Virginia caucus, on Mr. Van of the Senate
. At nearly 5 o'clock-procession Buren's political conduct; which indicates was formed in the order prescribed by the clearly, that it is the purpose of the party leaders committee of arrangement, and proceeded to to put Mr. Van Buren in nomination for the the place of interment on the eastern branch of Vice Presidency; We began to apprehend the Potomac, where the body was deposited that they had taken the alarm, and that some in the spacious vault of the family of Griffith less exceptionable man would have been Coombe, Esq. of this city.
selected. But it seems that their motto is, • The flags of the House of Representatives “Aut Cæsar aut nihil.". And this was made and of the marine garrison were hoisted half, manifest by the 'utter contempt for Virginia, staff high, and continued so till sunset.
and the scuth, manifested by Mr Marcy, yes
terday,' when he moved to include in the Among the letter-writers of the Van Buren Pension Bill all those who bad' served three school, the honorable Jesse Speight is working months during the war of the revolution. This out for himself an unenviable' notoriety. Had is only equalled by the motion of the same gen. the honorable gentleman been content with tleman, to put the ferrymen on the pension list. playing eres-dropper for the palace, he might, We had hoped that Mr. Ritchie's assurance, for jus, have enjoyed all the consequence and that if the members from New York turned profit derived from his vocation; but he is made their back upon Virginia, now, their appeal to to discourse of the tariff
, arid standing sponsor the south, in behalf of any of the sons of the for Mr. McLane's “judicious" compromise, Empire State, would hereafter be in vain, would asserts that no man in the United Siates has have had its effect upon the calculating and gone farther in his ultra tariff doctrines than well-drilled corps ; but, as if in utter contempt Mr. Calhoun."
of Mr. R.'s admonition—as if to say, "you are Now, the answer to this is, that it is untrue; already bought antl sold”-"you are already and the only apology that the honorable gen- galley slaves, and who cares for your comtleman can give for signing his name to such a plaints?" The honorable Senator in the face of statement, is that which he gives for opposition le assembled delegates, deputed by Mr. R. & to nullification that he has not sense enough (Co. to Baltimore, moved the amendment. We
FROM THE MISSISSIPPI PATRIOT.
claim your promise, Mr. R., stick to your pro- be, and will very soon be a private citizen. It mise ; but we lay an even wager that no act is natural enough for a man who is himself a of the New York delegation will drive you from servile sycophant, who “bends the knee to Mr. Van Buren!
Baal," and records thé edicts of the Executive,
in the liopes of receiving the crumbs of office The reader will find, in this day's paper, a as his reward, to imagine that similar motives suitable reply, to the slander, circulated under govern the actions of other men; but I protest the signature of a Member of the Senate, against the application of such epithets to me. against his colleague and a majority of the I shall exercise my best judgment on every Senate. Verily he hath his REWARD!!
measure brought before the body to which I be.
than the prosperity and glory of our common Wasuington City, March 31, 1832. cuudtry, and the welfare of my immediate conDear Sir: I have read a letter published instituents, feeling at all timis bound to obey the newspapers in Mississippi, signed “Powhat their instructions when they shall think it ne. tan Ellis," my colleague in the Senate, claim- cessary to give them. As to Mr. Clay, with ing for himself the merit of being the only true whom it is alleged I, among others, have com. representative of the State in Congress, and al. bined to break down the present administra. leging, in substance, that I have attached my- liun, there does not exist between us the most self to Mr. Calhoun, and, with the other friends remote political sympathy, and the same re. of this gentleman, have formed a coalition with mark will apply with equal justice to Mr. Cal. Mr. Clay to break down the administration of houn, and the other distinguished individuals President Jackson. My object in addressing implicated in this foolish charge of combina. you, is not to deny to the Senator the distinction. All my 'votes on measures, will attest my tion which he claims for himself, for it would opposition 10 the policy advocated by Mr. Clay; be cruel 10 disturb so much sel omplacency, and while I accord to him lofty and command. but to assure my tellow.citizen through the ing talents and boldness in declaring and de same medium which has given currency to the fending his opinions, I can never be prevailed letter of Judge Ellis, that so far as it has refe. On to give him my suffrage for the hig! office rence to the attitude in which I stand towards which he seeks, and thereby sustain the ultra either Mr. Calhoun or Mr. Clas, it is not sup. doctrines of the American system. Mr. Clay is ported even by the semblance of truth, The well aware of this, and he would as soon calcu. absurd idea has been bruited in the columtis ct late on receiving the support of his bitterest the party journals, to deceive, if possible, the personal enemy, which I certainly am not, as great body of the American people; but it has on mine Between himself and the President, never before received the sanction of a respect and many Senators who claim to be the supporable name. I would greatly prefer to ascribe ters of the present administration, there is but a this indiscreet act of my colleague to weakness slight shade of Jifference on the subject of a, than wickedness, for it certainly mist be at-protecting lariff. This odious system of taxatributed to one or the other. My conduct, as ation would be repealed it the present session public mar, iş wholiy guided by the principles of Congress, if the professed friends of the adwhich I have avowell, and on which I have ministration did not unite with Mr. Clay in perpractised throughout my political life. I wear peruatingii. The journals of Congress will show the livery of no man on earth and esteem them this fact; and yet while those who find favor only by the standard of the constitution, and with the Executive, act in concert with Mr. their adhesion to the cause of human liberty, i Clay in giving effect to his “American System, have never, on a single occasion, known, or they unblushingly denounce Mr. Calhoun anda sought to know, the opinion of Mr. Calhoun in others, who are laboring to relieve the people relation to any subject on which I have given a of the South from these heavy burdens, as the vote in the Senate. I respect him as an bono adjuncts of Mr. Clay, in making war on the rable man, and an enlightened stalesman, but I present administration. This effrontery is am very sure he would not so far commit hun equalled only hy the robber, who, to conceal self as to presume,'wider any circumstances, to his guilt, is the first to cry out, 'stop the thief." dictate to me in the discharge of the high du. I have seen with deep regret the proceedings of ties which have been confided to me by my a small meeting at Clinton, in which my Fote constituents. Any such attempt would sink on the nomination of Van Buren is disapproved. him, in my estimation, and receive the con. I had hoped, for the honor of the State, that tempt which arrogant presumption merits at the this personal affair, involving no principle, con. hands of an independent man. He has not, and I nected with the interests of Mississippi, would am satisfied he will not, on any future occasion, have been permitted to pass witliout the disurge his opinions on me as the rule of my con- gusting votice which has been taken of it for duct. Mr. Calhoun is not before the people party purposes in some other States of the U. for any office in their gift; he will retire ai the nion. My opinion of persons nominated to ofend of his present term, and if I were capable fice must depend upon the lights which I pos. of binding myself to the political fortunes of sess of their respective merils, and whether I any aspirant, he could offer me no temptations approve or disapprove of the selections made to make the sacrifice, as he is powerless, per- by the Chief Magistrate, of persons to fill offi
. secuted, without influence with the powers that ces within his gift, cannot be a matter of seri
ous concern to any, save only those whose in The Globe corrects us by saying that the re-
« THE APPORTIONMENT BILL."
tionable terms, that the President would veto I am, Sir, with great respect,
the Senate's bill. The House, under such cir. Your friend and fellow.citizen,
cumstances, adhered to the original bill, and GEO. POINDEXTER. have taken it for granted that the sinaller States
must submit to this pressing injustice. But they Col. John Milton, of Muscogee, is announced will remember by whom they have been dein the Columbus Enquirer, as a candidate for prived of that participation in the affairs of the Congress, and avows himself as the advocate of government to which they are entitled under Nullification. Col. M. is a prominent member the constitution. The arguments of Mr. Clay
of the Clark party.
ton and of Mr. Webster are unanswered and caught in the snares of the great magician, be.. unanswerable.
cause they sat, side by side, at the table, and
walked arm and arm. It was whispered that, The Globe, of the 19th, informs us that its let who would oppose the nomination, Mr. present circulation is;
Webster would not; and hence we find that Daily,
Mr. Van Buren's Albany friends, to whom his Semi-weekly,
3369 secret thoughts were made known, in their let. Weekly,
ter of condolence, after assailing Mr. Calhoun Extra,
5650 and Mr. Clay, say, "of him (Mr. Webster)
we bad hoped better things.” (We quote 11,893
commentary? Had the editor of the Telegraph as though it was perfectly right-the very quintsented to perform the dirty work which the essence of diplomacy in Mr. Van Buren, when Globe was established to do, these 11,893 sub. he wanted to abiain Mr. Webster's vote and scribers would have been added to our list!! influence in aid of his nomination, to walk arm
But this is not all. We have voluntarily re. and arm with the “Goliah of the east ;" now, linquished the patronage of the department, it seems ihat to travel in the same stage, or be worth more than these subscribers. And are seen in the same northern city, incurs the pe. the people so blind as not 10 see that there nally, of excommunication ! must have been an adequate notive for such Thus, the Albany Argus gravely tells its a sacrifice?
readers, that Gen. Root and Mr. Webster tra. In addition to this, we have incurred the risk velled in the same stage ; and the last received of a sacrifice of that which we value more high. Louisville Advertiser, informs us, that "the ly than all-our good name-and, although we Hon. Daniel Webster and the Hon. George have found men enough who are ever ready to Poindexter were, at our last advices, travel. call upon us to vindicate them, we have found ling very lovingly together through the norfew, we should say none no, not one-to de thern cities';” and adds, “apostacy gives a fend us when we are assailed. We have seen the man strange bedfellows !" wicked in his prosperity and we have lived to It is thus that the pensigned press poison the see him humbled in the dust. But, although public ear. Mr. Poindexter has not visited clouds and darkness may overshadow them for a the northern cities, in company with Mr. Webseason, trutb and fortitude will be triumpbant. ster or any one else ; and Gen. Riot's misforUpon these foundations, we build our hopes. tune in being upset in the stage and having his
arm fractured, had as little connection with Mr. The Globe of Saturday copies from the Ken. Webster as the editor of the Argus bas with tucky Gazette, a scurrilous attack upon the edi- consistency and truth. for of this paper. The editor of the Gazette is an unfortunate man. He was an ardent, and Governor Miller, in remarking upon the conwe had boped, a generous and honorable man. duct of the apostate editor of the Enquirer, His relative, Mr. Pope, had been, for many compared the occasional action of truth upon years, the political rival of Mr. Clay, and we his press to the operation of galvanism upon a were not surprised that he was induced to pur- lifeless toad. This remark was forcibly brought chase the party press, then under the patronage to our recollection by an article in the Globe of of Mr. Barry and his friends, in opposition to Mr: Saturday, boasting of the economy of this admi. Clay. For some time the paper was conducted nistration!! with a moderate share of ability, and a general It gives a parallel between the disburse. egard for propriety; but the editor was, at, ments of the navy department for three years of last compelled to throw himself on the Post of the last, and the three years of this administra. fice Department for support, and now rivals the tion, from which it would appear that there is Globe itself, in scurrilliiy.
a balance in favor of this administration of We have heard that the editor, or his father. $527,486 67 cents per annuin. Pitiable, inin-law, receives a gratuity from the Depart. d'eed, must be the condition of the President, ment in the shape of an additional allowance, on when his partisans are compelled to resort to the a post office contract, of three thousand dollars adıninistration of that department for his justi. per annum.
This fact speaks for itself, and fication! If there be merit there, to whom does shows the use to which Mr. Barry applies the it belong?. Certainly to Gov. Branch, whom it surplus funds of this Department. It is also a has been the policy of the Executive favorites commentary upon Mr. Grundy's solicitude to to destroy. We know not whether the sums keep up the postage as a means of increasing given in the Globe be correct; for we see and the circulation of the purchased press. know enough of Mr. Kendall's ability, to dis
trust whatever comes from his pen-but we ad. It will be recollected, by those who note the mit its truth, and congratulate the country upsigns of the times, that, before Mr. Van Bu- on this symptom. This administration came in. ren informed the public of his acceptance of the to power as the advocates of economy and remission to England, he visited the springs, and trenchment; and this appeal to the only evithere paid great court to Mr. Webster. It was dence of a desire to act out its priociples, is a even given out that Mr. Webster bad been proof that the public mind is awakening to the
real condition of the country; and, those who In 1829
$5,300,635 81 have endeavored to make a sacrifice of the In 1830
5,399,391 35 faithful officer who presided over that depart. In 1831
5,963,638 75* ment, must be driven to the greatest extremity before they would resort to his works as their Making in three years $16,663,675 91 vindication--before they would hazard a com Under the last administration, they were: parison of the faithful service of those whom In 1825
$4,384,620 62 they have denounced, with the violated promises In 1826
4,686,642 20 and prodigal expenditures of those whom they In 1827
4,699,602 76 have eulogized. The attempt to hold Congress responsible for Making, in three years, the
$13,72 an excess of appropriations, will not do. Have
$13,770,8 5 58 the appropriations : exceeded the estimates? and leaving a balance against Have not all the appropriations received the
this administration of $2,892,810 33 sanction of the President? What is more, have Under the administration of not those who have been most opposed to those
Mr. Monroe, they were: excessive expenditures been denounced by the
$3,686,888 89 In 1823,
3,477,704 25 subsidized press as factious oppositionists. The
3,770,927 75 true principle, then, to take the words of Mr. Mangum, of the Senate, is to hold the administra. tion responsible for tíe entire expenditures; Making, in tliree years, $10,935,512 89 and it will not do to test this administration by Leaving a balance against the last, because it came into power pledged to
the economy of this adeconomy and retrenchment. We should test ministration of
$9,728,152 02 it by that of Mr. Munroe. How stands the
Yet the War Department is one of the favor account? The expenditures of this administration have been:
rites of this administration; and he who admin
(ered it under the administration of Mr. MonFor the year 1829 $12,669,490 62
rue is now the special object of its bitterest ca. For the year 1830 13,229,533 33
umnies. For the year 1831(estimated)14,777,911 58
Again:-Let us compare the economy of the
other favorite department: Making in 3 years
The expenditures on ac-
course, and of the civil
expenditure, under this
12,653,095 65 administration, were:
3,237,416 04 showing that this administra
3,343,485 92 tion bave expended, in three years, the sum of $3,971,063 54
Making the sum of
$9,682,416 83 more than the last adminis
Under the last administratration did in the same
tion, the same expenditime. But the total expen
tures were: ditures under the adminis.
$2,748,544,89 tration of Mr. Monroe were,
2,600,178 79 In 1821
2,713,476 58 In 1822
Leaving a balance against making the sum of $30,280,276 17 the economy of this admj. which, deducted from the
$1,629,216 67 sum expended in the three
But, to carry out the comparison: years of this administration,
The expenditures under Mr
$2,223,121 54 tion, of $10,396,659 36 In 1822,
1,967 996 24 So much for the profession and practice of those
2,012,093 99 now in power. But we are gratified to find, that they are brought back to the profession of Making the sum of $6,203,211 77 economy. We will put their especial claims Leaving a balance against to another test. By the treasury reports, we
this administration of
$3,479 205 06 find that the expenditures of the War Depart. ment, deducting pensions under the present administration, were,
• Last quarter estimated.