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and dealing firmly and justly by them. We secution of Mr. Calhoun at this time! What. are induced to take this notice of the article in ver may have been his former sentiment, no. the Globe, at this time, because we see, from a one can doubt his deep and devoted attachment letter published in the New York Journal of to the rights of the States, for which he has Commerce, that the agents of Georgia are made greater sacrifices, and more successful charged with having perpertrated outrages call. efforts, than any other man living. He is no ing for the immediate and energetic action of candidate for office. He seeks not a re-election the Federal Executive. We trust that these to his present office; nor does he aspire to any accounts are exaggerated, but they cannot fail other. All the offences charged against him to arrest public attention.
by Mr. Ritchie, and his associates, occurred
long preceding the last Presidential election, The apostate Enquirer, speaking of the Vic when he received the support of Mi. Ritchie, President, says that, if his correspondent does and the whole Jackson party, for the elevated not answer the Telegraph, the editor “will office which he now holds. Why, then, we take the task upon bis own shoulders.” We are ask again, is he attacked at this time?--and on glad to hear this; and, after a careful examina- what possible principle can Mr. Ritchie recon. tion, we now challenge Mr. Ritchie to point outcile the inconsistency of his bitter and malignant a single instance, from 1816 to the present time, assaults upon Mr. Calhoun, in reference to the in which Mr. Calhoun ever gave his sanction to tariff or internal improvement, when he is de. the tariff. He must not deal in generalshe voting soul and body to the re-election of Gen. must be specific. Give us the time and the oc. Jackson, who is the open advocate of both, and casion.
is the daily eulogist of Mr. Van Buren, by We venture to assert that no instance can be whose act the tariff of 1828 was passed, and by given. It is well known that the first move to whose vote a bill proposing to carry the princiintroduce a tariff' for protection, as distinct from ple of internal improvement, by the erection of revenue, was made by Mr. Baldwirt; and it is urnpike gates, further than it ever yet has also well known, that Mr. Calhoun was deci- gone, was supported? We must again ask Mr. dedly opposed to his project. As to the tariff Ritchie to meet all these questions plainly, diof 1824, Mr. Calhoun's stand in opposition to it rectly, and explicitly, when he "takes the task was open and notorious. In fact, his intimate upon his own shoulders.' and personal friends took the lead in the oppo. As to the attacks upon Mr. Calhoun, but one esition, both in the Senate and in the House, as explanation can be given. His attitude will will appear by a reference to the debate of that explain why he is assaulted. Let any one look period. The next measure, the woollens bill, at the times, and witness the approach of events, of 1826-27, was defeated by his casting vote, and he will not be at a loss to determine the And it is well known that he was prepared to cause. There is a great crisis at handma crisis give a similar vote, in 1828, against the bill of in which the liberties of this country must sink abominations, though it should be followed by or be saved, by a recurrence to the great Whig his retiring as a candidate for the Vice Presi- doctrines of '98. Mr. Calhoun's connection with dency. It thus appears, that the whole extent nese doctrines-bis clear understanding of their of the charge against him is the support of the principles, and his resolute and invincible spi. tariff of 1816-a measure which was supported rit in maintaining them, explain the assaults by four-fifths of the American people, and, if which the deserlers from these doctrines--the we mistake not, by Mr. Ritchie himself. tories of the present times are daily making on
As to internal improvements, we trust that him. The Jackson Van Buren party, who have Mr. Ritchie will show wherein Mr. Calhoun has abandoned every principle upon which Gen. ever carried his principles beyond those adopt. Jackson was elected, and who so bitterly deed in Gen. Jackson's Maysville veto message, nounce the doctrines of 98, see, in their tri- ; and that he will satisfy his readers how he can re- umph, the certain triumph of Mr. Calhoun, and concile his condemnation of Mr. Calhoun with their own utter disgrace. No one sees this his eulogies upon that document. We ask Mr. more clearly than Mr. Ritchie himself; and Ritchie again, to be specific, and to quote the hence his bitter and unrelenting assault on the precise sentiments of Mr. Calhoun on the sub- great Southerner. ject of the constitutionality of internal improve. ment, which he holds to be obnoxious. His The Globe quotes our remark that “ The Teaders will not be satisfied with general decla- Vice President is not a candidate for office mation; and we know it will puzzle him to spe- so far from standing in the way of Mr. Ritchie's cify his charge.
favorite, he is passive, as between the two As to the bank, it would be prudent in Mr. great rivals now befure the people," and acRitchie to be silent until he ascertains whether companies it with an extract from a letter of his idol will not sign the bill now pending for one of our correspondents that rechartering; or, at least, if he should not, whe. “Should a ticket be submitted to the people, ther, in the act of declining it, be will nut aban. reading thus--John C. Calhoun, President, don his objection as to its constitutionality. In and P. P. Barbour, Vice President; such an the mean time, we would ask him wherner he une would find friends even in New England; himself did not approve the rechartering of the and friends, tno, quite as numerous as Gener: present bank, or, at least, silently acquiesce al Jacksou or Mr. Clay's friends would like to
But what means this malignant and bitter per see,”
With a view of making an impression that Mr. for ihe, Presidency, and mingling in the Presia ,
Tne defeat of General Jackson would be was then placed, we are not to be surprised that
tributed; and how little service an individual he was beset at the seat of Government by the subject to improper imputations, could render lateful intrigues of a man, whose restless amthe country in any great crisis' like the pre-fbition still dogs liis heels Under these cir. sent, Mr. Calhoun, with an elevation and dis- cumstances, the Richmond Enquirer, imposed interestedness rarely equallei, determined to on by false statements of facts, Tent is aid to retire to private life; believing that in that the vindication of the principles of ons Govern. cvent, his opinions would have greater weight ment, against the supposed violation of them in the present trying juncture, than they could, by a General, who was, in fact, acting under f his name were held up a candidate for the the secret oriler; of that Government. The Presidency. His friends well know that, act - General then felt the attacks as cruel and uning under this consideration, he has, for the just, and visited upon the Richmond Enquirer last twelve months, resisted many, and respec- the strong resentment which sNould have fallen table applications, and from various quarters, upon those, who generated, or at least, coun. to'be brought forward. He has given but one tenaced the misrepresentations which reached answer to all such; that his opinion upon the the public. most important political subjects, places him? The above is extracted from an article in the in a small minority, and that no man ought to Globe of Saturday last. Appearing in the offi. undertake to administer the Government whose cial<rgan of General Jackson, and on a subject sentiments are not in accordance with that of in reference to which, the editor could not a majority of his fellow-citizens. That his speak without information derived from the own opinions were too deeply fixed to be sur-General himself, the article may be considered rendered; and that entertaining and avowing as emanating from himself. them as he felt bound to do as an honest man, Considered in that light, it presents much he liad no right to expect the support of his matter from reflection. ellow citizens, but that if he should, this opin In the first place, it shows that General Jack. jous differing as they essentially do from them, son is dissatisfied with the positioh in wlucha his on a fundamental principle ia reference to our unprovoked attack on Mr. Calloun has left Government, and on the great measure which him. He now sees, what all saw when the now agitates the country, would put it out of correspondence was published, that he cannot his power to administer the Government satis- place the justification of his conduct, in the actorily to himself or the country. That, en. Seminole wat, on his orders, and ihat Mr. tertaining this view, he could not think of per- Calhoun placed the true construction on them, mitting his name tu be brought forward, were in maintaining that they did not authorize the the prospect of his election certain; and much occupation of St. diarks and Pensacola. feel. less in the humble and disgraceful character ofjing conscious that such is the fact, and, consea mere make weigbt, with a view of affecting, quently, that his attack upon Mr. Calhoun, for favorably or unfavorably, the prospects of any placing the construction which he did upon his of the candidates now before the people. This orders, is destitute of a shadow of a pretest, he the friends of Mr. Calhoun weil know to be has, for the first time, attempted the buzardous his long since fixed, and present determina movement of openly changing his position and Lion; yet the profligale cabal of the Globe, are asserted, that he acted in the Seminole affair in the daily habis,for the most selfish and wick under secret orders from Mr. Monroe. ed purpose, of holding him up as an aspirantt We feel confident that the bitterest enemy
wbich Gen. Jackson has in the world, could not assailant is that, poor Ritchie, easy credulous desire to see him placed in a position more de- good soul! acted in the Seminole affair, towards structive of the character and the fame which General Jackson, under false impressions made be once acquired! In what lighi, more 'de by the insinuations of Mr. Calhoun. The grading than that in which he now presents thing is too ridiculous. Who can believe that himself
, can any one be placed? After having Mr. Calhoun could have given a misdirection to publicly maintained that he acted under the or- Mr. Ritchie's feelings, at the very time when ders of the War Department, and that those he and Mr. Crawford were on the best terms, orders justified the occupation of the posts in and when he was the bitter opponent both of question? After having assaulted the second offi. Mr. Calhoun and of Ger:eral Jackson. The cer of the Government for having placed a dif- very supposition supposes a stupidity on the ferent construction upon his orders, and a man part of Mr. Ritchie, and an act on the part of to whom, above all others, he is most indebted Mr. Calhoun, which no one who knows them for his present elevation; at this late period, can believe. But Mr. Ritchie still lives to after the death of Mr. Monroe, the ground is speak for bimself. He knows it to be false, shified, and we are told that he acted under and if he is not utterly lost to all feelings of the secret orders of the Executive!! which, ihonor and virtue, he will repel the apology as wers it true, would prove that he is a man ca- a deeper insult, than the attack which it is inpuble of acting under one order, and justifying tended to excuse, as he knows that there is not hinself under another; and worse than that, it the slightest foundation for the apology offered would prove him capable of paying a greater lim: for between 'Mr. Calhoun and himself, deference to a secret'intimation of ihe Execu- there never has been any correspondence, ditive than to the obligations of the Constitution rect or indirect, nor could he by any possibility which he was sworn to support!!
receive any of his impressions in reference to
The New York papers are taking sides on in the whole of this long correspondence, ou
the question of the tariff. The ultra tariff pothe part of Gen. Jackson, that lie acted on any
liticians have produced a deep excitement and other authority than the public orders from the meetings have been, and are being held, War Department.
throughout the State in opposition to Mr. Mc(See the correspondence between Gen. Jackson and Mr. Calhoun.)
Lane's project for an adjustment of the tariff, Aguin: Gen Jackson accuses slr, Calloun of and public opinion is taking such a direction secret enmity towards him in relation to the that the friends and partisans of Mr. Van Buren Seminole aftáir. Hè made the same charge in find it necessary to act accordingly. We find the correspondence, which has been published,
in the New York papers the following call for which }Ir
. Calhoun indignantly repelled, and a public meeting in the city of New York, signchulunged him to his proof. This he tas nou ed by many names of the most respectablefand furnished, and we veniure to assert he never
influential citizens. can give. On the contrary, we firmly believe
PUBLIC MEETING. he owed his acquitul before Congress, in 115, The citizens of New York without distinction small degrec, lo inc firm and decided support of party or pursuits, who feel that an arrangeof Mr. Calhoun. In a late statement in the ment of the TARIFF QUESTION during the l'REGlobe, General Jackson is represented to buy, SENT SESSION OF CONGRESS, on principles. of that a slanderer is worse than a murderer; and mutual concession and embracing such modifiwe ask how, in conformity to that maxim, can cations as may allay discontent and restore har. this slanderous statement in the Globe bemony to the different sections of the country, j istified?
is absolutely necessary for the preservation of The article, from which the extract above is PEACE and UNION; are requested to attend a tuken, is written ostensibly to defend poor public meeting at the Sessions Room, in the Ritchie from the overwhelming denunciation west end of the old Alms House, in the rear of which General Jackson himself made against the City Hall, this evening, at 8 o'clock, prehim, in which he said,
eisely. "Ritchie is the greatest scoundrelin Aemri We are gratified to see public attention thus ca." "I see that I am attacked in Congress by aroused; but in the present stage of popular Cocke, Whitman, and Williams, AIDED HI TAA'T delusion in relation to this subject, we have no INFAMOUS PRuss, the RiceMOND Exeuren. 16 hope that any satisfactory adjustment will take such a corrupt press as the Richmond Enquirer place-the political managers have created an were to approbate my conduct, I should think, interest which they can no longer control. The in sotia unguarded monent, 1 had comenitted cure lies in another direction, and in that alone some great moral impropriely.”
is our hope for the preservation and perpetuity The apology which is now offered by his then of our Union.
" we ask up
the laws of the Union, and to suppress "insur- front ranks of danger. We feel satisfied that rection," and we think it would puzzle him, all the calculations of Mr. Walsh, and those as great a philosopher as he is, with the aid who think with him, upon aid to be derived of all the dictionaries before him, to find any from that quarter, will prove utterly fallacious. definition of "insurrection" which would be ap Should the move be made, as we doubt not plicable to the case of a sovereign State of this it will, there are but two modes to bring it to a Union, asserting its reserved rights against the termination. The one, that proposed by Mr. encroachments of the General Government, or Walsh; the application of force to coerce the powers reserved to it under the constitu. the State, or rather to reduce it to a colonial tion.
condition. The other, the peaceful, the conWe feel desirous that Congress should take stitutional, and effectual remedy-the people op this subject, for legislation, if it be the opi- of the several States met in general convennion of a majority that they have the power to tion, in order to define anew the power in concoerce a State in the case supposed. Nothing test between the State and General Governwould serve so effectually as an attempt at le- ment; to which we doubt not all the sober and gislation on it, to prove the absurdity of the discreet, who love liberty and the Union, and idea of urging force to coerce a State, acting in who entertain sound views of the true relation defence of its reserved rights in the mannner between the State and General Government, we have stated.
will turn their eyes, as the certain hope of efIf we do not greatly mistake, before a bill for fectually closing the controversy, and placing that purpose could pass Congress, the absurdity the Constitution and our freedom on a more sa of the measure would convert a majority of the lid basis than ever. It is to this determination, members to the State Right doctrine. They and not to disunion or anarchy, that the highwould soon see that the contest was not to be de-minded and patriotic citizens of South Carolina termined by sword or cannon. That it is a con- and the south generally, are directing their efstitutional, and not a physical struggle; that, so forts; por do we in the least doubt the ultimate .. long as the people of a State are left free to success of their enlightened labors. call a Convention--that so long as the people of the State will feel themselves bound by a decla
The Globe says, that the Charlottesville ration in Convention as to the unconstitutionali- Convention is gotten up by the friends of Mr. ty of any law of Congress, declared to be so, Clay and Mr. Calhoun, and says, and therefore null and void by the Convention on what principle is it that the most fell and that so long as the juries of the State would feel deadly enemies of Andrew Jackson, use his bound by their conscience and oath to render name to give color to their machinations to di. their verdict in conformity to such declaration; ide his friends—to cripple his own electoral in a word, so long as the judicial tribunals are
ticket." permitted to remain open in the State, the pre
Such is the language of the Globe, and it may sence of the whole army of the United States, be well worth while for the friends of Judge backed by all the militia that could be called Barbour, and those who are opposed to the out, would not be a feather in the struggle of the
friendship of those who now assume to
election of Ms. Van Buren, to know something Congress would have to pass a law to prohibit play such pranks in the name of Andrew Jackthe people of the States from meeting in their
We have taken the trouble to make a sovereign capacity as a member of the consti- few extracts; and first as to the tutional compact; to render penal a declaration
GLOBE. of nullification by such convention; to prohibit
Amos Kendall was the editor of the Frank the impanneling of juries in the State; to direct fort Argus, and advocated the election o the closing the halls of justice; and to change) Mr. Clay, in 1824. He had written a book the venue, in cases where the United States apon the “ Fisheries," in which Mr. Adwere concerned, from the State to some distantams had been denounced in terms the most member of the confederacy. Nothing short of bitter and uncompromising. Yet, when it this will be effective; and without it, the army was known that Mr. Clay had been excluded and the navy, aided by all the militia, would from the House, and that the choice was be." be a mere farce.
tween Mr. Adams and Gen. Jackson, Mr. Ken. We again repeat that we believe that Southdal wrote to Mr. Clay on the 21st Jan. 1825, Carolina will act, unless the tariff is satisfacto- as follows : rily adjusted during the session. Yes, that she “Do WHAT THINK BEST-TUB ARGUS will act with almost unanimity, for we have not will NOT COMPLAIN-because it has faith that the slightest idea that the Union, party who, you will do nothing to compromit the inwith few exceptions, are as much opposed to terests of the Weslern muntry or of the na"the tariff as the State Rights party, will, in the tion." hour of danger, not be found united in one After the election of Mr. Adams, Mr. Ken-' joint effort, to defend the constitution and liber- dall became the bitter reviler of Mr. Clay. The ty of the country. The high-minded and in- following testimony, given by Mr. Kendall himtelligent members of that party will, when the self before the Senate of Kentucky, casts some crisis comes, be found standing shoulder to light on the subject: shoulder, with their opponents in the very Extract from Mr. Kendall's examination before