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is extracted, an account of a meeting held also at Macon on the 13th instant, at which it was determined to support Philip P. Barbour, for the Vice Presidency; and delegates were appointed to a convention for the purpose of nominating a suitable ticket for President and Vice President. In Alabama the cause of nul. lification appears to be steadily gaining ground. From all the accounts yet received of the elections recently held in that State, there is little doubt that the nullification ticket has triumphed by a decided majority. South Carolina will not then be alone when she throws herself on her reserved rights. The southern States will not stand coldly by, with tolded arms, when she is menaced with the forces of the General Government, for following the example set her by Virginia, and hallowed by the precepts of the illustrious Jesterson. Our glorious Centtitution will then receive the interpretation intended by its framers, and the majority in Congress will as much deplore that cupidity that could not be satisfied with the daily golden egg, as they will execrate the
Fos *** * - - - - ori sage of the new tariff bill, occupy so considerolois able a space in the southern papers on our exo change list, as to prohibit us from giving them £rs, to our readers entire. Other meetings are in o progress, all having the same object in view, to and we shall,therefore, for the purpose of keep. * ing the public correctly informed, give a sum*** may of such proceedings as cannot be copied ** in fill, we have already published the "ac*** count of the anti-tariff dinner at Lexington, too. Oglethorpe county, Georgia, with the address** es and toasts given on that occasion, by which * it appears that nullification, as a means of re. *** sistance to the protective system, formed the to most prominent and favored subject of consid. to eration. One of the toasts then given by the , is to committee of invitation, is remarkable, and conon veys an emphatic lesson to those selfish politi. risis: cians who suffer their malignant passions and to envious feelings to predominate over love of it is of country and love of honor. It is in these ened to words: isogo “By the Committee of Invitation. “One of to the invited.” Hostility to the tariff, and not to , or remedies, the touchstone of southern patriotto ... ism.” colo: Can we be mistaken as to the once distin. ... is guished individual for whom we suppose the cos lesson is intended, and whose measures, at a ...to meeting shortly preceeding the dinner, were ... so signally defeated? Another toast is also o worthy of notice: o: “By direction of the citizens of Lexington, pilo The Hon. John Forsyth and Judge Wayne.
We are informed they voted with a protestando, a fact unknown to us on the 21st ultimo. If they are for resistance to the tariff, we are for them; if not, we are as we were.” In addition to the meetings already held, we gather from the papers that others are called to determine on the mode and measure of redress, and that, to use the language of a Georgia paper, “the whole people of the State are moving upon the subject.” At a meeting held on the 11th instant, at Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, numerously attended, a series of resolutions, presented by Colonel Lamar, was adopted, expressing the most decided determination to resist at once, at all hazards, what they term the unconstitu. tional and oppressive taxation of the Federal Government. A committee of correspondence, consisting of Judge Clayton, Judge Berrien, General Glasscock, Joel Crawford, Samuel Rockwell, William H. Torrence, and William C. Dawson, Esqrs., were appointed to confer with their fellow citizens of ether States; and the meeting resolved to elect two delegates to attend a convention to be called in Milledgeville, on the second Monday in November next. As the meeting adopted the resolutions of the Athens meeting, as “expressive of their feel. ings and determination on this interesting sub
ject,” it is seen that nullification is viewed by
the majority as the most appropriate mode of redress. As a sample of the feeling which is rapidly pervading the State of Georgia, we observe in the same paper from which the above
traitors of the south, by whom they were deluded into a belief of southern submission. In South Carolina a spirit of opposition to the late tariff continues to be manifested with . an unanimity hitherto unequalled. Public meetings are continually held, at which determined resistance is resolved on. A meeting of the Free Trade and State Rights party was held at Georgetown, South Carolina, on the 15th inst., said, by the Winyaw. Intelligencer, to be the largest and Ímost respectable ever assembled in that county. The tone of that meeting was in perfect keeping with the feelings of the majority throughout the State. Resolutions were adopted highly commending the course of Messrs. Hayne, Miiler, McDuffie, Barnwell, Felder, Griffin, Da. vis, and Nuckolls, and hailing the recent tri-umphs of South Carolina principles in Georgia, under the auspices of her Lumpkin, Berrien, and Clayton. They resolved that they ough,t not, could not, and would not, longer submit to an “arbitrary, unequal, and unconstitutions l system of legislation; and that although they believed that nullification was the rightful anti expedient remedy, yet, in the spirit of the Geor. gia resolutions at Athens, they were willing: and ready to join the majority in any speedy and effectual mode of resistance to unconstitu. tional oppression; that it was not pride of opinion, nor the spirit of party, but attachment to liberty, which actuated them at the present eventful crisis.” A letter in the Charleston Evening Post, last received, gives an account of a meeting held at St. Helena Parish on the 13th: instant, said to be the largest assemblage ever held in that Parish for any political purpose. The crowd exhibited all ages, from the greyhead of '76, to the school boy, and included all political parties. Joseph J. Pope, Esq. having been called to the chair, and Henry M. Stuart, Esq. appointed Secretary, at the request of the meeting, the Rev. Mr. Moore, of the Methodist Episcopal church, opened the meeting with
UNITED STATES WEEKLY TELEGRAPH.
a solemn, impressive, and fervent prayer, invoking on them the blessings of divine Providence. A committee of twelve gentlemen were appointed, who reported the following preamble and resolutions. “Whereas, the tariff system, for the protection of manufactures, is admitted to be unconstitutional and oppressive, and the Federal Government has refused to do Justice to the State; notwithstanding her petitions, remonstrances, and solemn declarations that she would resist the oppression; and whereas, when powers are usurped by the government, it becomes the duty, as it is the right of the people, to judge of the infraction of the compact, and of the mode and measure of redress, “Resolved, That our Senator and Representatives be instructed to vote at the next session of the legislature, whether extra or regular, for a Convention of the State. * Resolved, That in the event that two thirds of the legislature should not be favorable to the call of a Convention, our Senator and Representatives be instructed to vote for Nullification,
THE BOUNDARY QUESTION.
We find a very severe article on this subject, in the Portland Advertiser of the 17th inst. Its object is to prove, by extracts from official documents, “that the Jackson part of the delegation in Congress, the President of the United States, and the Secretary of State, the agent at Washington, the Governor of Maine, and the legislature of Maine, all contemplated an actual transfer of the jurisdiction to the General Government, so as to put the British in possession.”
The first extract given is from Mr. Livingston's statements to Mr. Preble, in which, amongst other things, he says, that whatever might be the true solution of the boundary question, “it would be desirable to avoid agi. tating them, if it could be done to the satisfaction of the parties concerned. That the Presi. dent was extremely desirous of such an arrange ment, and that he had empowered him (Mr. L.) to propose an inormal negotiation, with;some person duly authorised to act for the State o imaine, for an equivalent in land, to be transferred to the State as a consideration for its relinquishment of the portion given to Great Britain by the award, to the westward of the line claimed by the United States.”
The next extract is the introductory part of the letter written to Mr. Preble, by Messrs. Anderson, Mclntire, Jarvis, Holland, Bates, and Kavanagh, in which this informal proposition of the Executive is spoken of as one, is the
object of which is to procure by negation, from Maine, a cession to the United States of the territory belonging to the State, north in east of the rivers St. John and St. Francis, so an adequate compensation.” A quotation from one of the letters, from Wi. Preble to Governor Smith, is then given, it which the purpose of the proposition is still further explained, and the following optim given upon the subject. “On this proposition, after the most mature consideration, we gott, that it saves the honor of the State; thittle. lieves the United States; and that, softop. cuniary interests are concerned, it willheim. mensely advantageous to Maine. Also, if Mit is disposed to make a bargain, we logo this is the favorable moment. Suffettupu unimproved, and it is gone for ever." The message of Gov. Smith, tothekgills: of Maine, upon the subject, (whichtheolod the Advertiser characterises as “shamefilo disgraceful,”) is there given entire stoli with approbation of the proposition,"underto isting circumstances,” considering it to be one, which will not compromit is long of the State; or operate injuriously to or interest., “In a pecuniary pitfity,"le says, “she will be amplyrimentist to loss sustained; and the principles with he has uniformly contended, thatü:Wilts'aa have not the constitutional powe w loo any portion of the territory of a Sult, who the consent of such State, will not it to doned.” The last proof which the editor illed in supportof the charge of an attempto"hugo and sell,” is the following resolution, who was passed March 1, 1832. “Resolved, That upon the appointmos the President of the United States, à ro son or persons to enter into a negotion o this State#. the relinquishmently to Sikh the United States of or claim wido [that part of the territory of this Sules" to be given to Great Briúin by the Dios and for cession of the jurisdictionlook one part, and for an ample indemnly to on the other part; and notice therefki; communicated to the Governor, the Goromo with advice of council, be, and leishat!" thorised and requested to appoint three so missioners on the part and behalf of dio to treat with such person orpersonino." ed by the President, on theiujdoot Under this resolution three commisvo Messrs. Preble, Williams, and Emtowo," it is known, appointed, and dopted to Wo. ington; but returned without coming to */ definite arrangement. On the to him it" affirmed, that being sent to sill the lo they were outwitted by the Genealo. ment, inasmuch as, having got these to sioners to make the first advances, whic." all they wanted, they then refused to bids, the territory; “because, as Mr. Lirington before declared in his written memorani", which Mr. Preble had kept back from the koislature, the President could make to who
ment with an individual State, without the consent of Congress. $%. †nd, it is asserted, that the commissioners were instrumental in procuring the rejection of Mr. Tazewell's report in the Senate, advising the President to ratify the award, on the grounds that they had, in a letter to the Senators from Maine, after informing them that they “had not been able to come to any definote arrangement;” gives the following advice. “And we do believe, that, in order to meet in corresponding spirit, the favorable disposition manifested by Maine for an amicable adjustment of existing difficulties, in regard to her boundary, on the principles above mentioned, * refusal on the part of the Senate to adopt and onesion the line recommended to be adopted by * King of the Netherlands, is exceedingly do. sirable, if not indispensible.” That these pro**dings will have an important bearing on the citizens of the State, cannot be doubted.
COMMUNICATION's, &c. rom the United states' teleg RAPH.
', Gen: Garen: It appears to me that you, at the nation's capital, may see inscribed upon the walls of the Palace, “ Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin,” and hear him whose countiers have taught him “that his popularity could with. stand any thing,” exclaim, nearly in the lan. guage of Belshazzar: ...No more, ye wretched sycophants: no more! The sweetest note which flattery can now strike, Harsh and discordant grates upon my soul. Talk not of power to one so fall of fear, So weak, so impotent. Look on that wall; If ye would soothe my soul, explain the wi iting, And ye shall be my oracles! my gods! Tell me from whence it came, and what it means, And I'll believe I can withstand anything Aitchenfriends/ease my troubledbreast, and say, What do the mystic charactersportend?” Lewis, Kendall, all! speak; what! all dumb? all speechless? will no kind friend explain? Yes, General, one who was your friend in the hour of trial will explain,and explian,too, through the columns of that paper, (the Telegraph.) which more than any other in the Union contri. buted to give you power and influence, whichun. fortunately for you and your country, you have abused, most grossly abused. So, sir, prepare to hear what you, of late, have seldom heard; prepare to hear the TRUTH! Public opinion has written on the palace
establish a similar one, under the entire control of Van Buren, Eaton, Lewis, Henshaw Kendall, and the “Albany Regency,” the head quarters of which shall be in the city of New York. The east and the west, had rather the mother bank should be in the “City of Brotherly Love,” than in the “Tammany Wigwam.” The people will defeat your object of placing a bank in the hands of Martin Van Buren and his tools for future operations. Remember that intelligent freemen owe everlasting allegiance to principles, but none to men. Remember that those who made you President can make you a o citizen again, and will speedily. But why has public opinion written upon the “palace walls”. “Mene, Tekel?” because Andrew Jackson has violated his promise to the people not to be a candidate for re-election; he held that no man should be twice elected President. Because, contrary to his own principles, he has appointed many members of Congress to important lucrative cffices; more than six times as many as were ever appointed in the Fame number of years since the commencement of the republic, and many of them not the best men for the places which they fill. Because he has endeavored to lavish the pubic moneys upon favorites, such as Houston, Eaon, &c., without any consideration therefor. Because he has suffered himself to be inuenced, to an alarming degree, by a set of unprincipled office-holding politicians, in whom the people at large have no confidence. Because he refused to hold cabinet meetings with his “Cabinet Proper,” thereby evincing a desire to rule in any arbitrary manner, and treating his Cabinet disgracefully. Because the Secretary of the Treasury, the Secretary of the Navy, and the Attorney General were disgraced by him, for refusing to disgrace their families by compelling them to assor ciate with a woman, whose character, to say the least, was very questionable. Because the Senate and the people have been insulted by his appointing worthless individuals to office, who had been nearly unanimously rejected by the Senate; men who wer; so odious in their own States that they could hardly sustain the scorn of their neighbors, ho been sent into other States on publis: business. Because he foolishly got into difficulty with his former best friend, the Hon. John C. CAP: HOUN, by listening to the artful surmises of is . Kiolenook Fet,” and showed so much
walls what so much troubles you. You have been “weighed in the balance and found want. ing,” and your power is departing from you; so “set your house in order,” and be ready to retire to the Hermitage at the bidding of the voice of a great people, “The key-stone of the Union,” the old quaker State, will soon re move all doubt upon this subject, when she presents but one electorial ticket in opposition
io you. Do not flatter yourself that three sets of electors are to be continued in the field in that state, which is not yet ready to see the Prosent United states bank annihilated, merely to
- rily fail. which he "on DEMOCRAT.
Extract of a letter to the Editor, dated >
“The stand which you have taken for State rights, and your opposition to the present tariff laws, render your paper very popular in this section of country, so far as the people have had an opportunity of reading it. The tariffis condemned here by almost every person; but strange to tell, the “collar” wearers are using great exertions to induce the people to believe that the only safety for the south, is in the elec. tion of Jackson and Van Buren. Jackson is preferred here by the anti-Clay party, to almost any other individual that could be brought forward for the Presidency. But Van Buren, on his own bottom, and without the great weight of General Jackson's name, would not have been thought of in this State for the Vice Presidency. Had himself and Mr. Barbour of Vir. ginia, been the only candidates for the Vice Presidency, of the 13,000 votes which this State will give at the next Presidential election, Mr. Van Buren certainly could not receive 1000.
But now, when it is proposed to hold meetings
to recommend an electoral ticket for Jackson
Such is not the object of
pensioned press, we deemit but anotts; tice to him, and indeed to the people to selves,to notice briefly the charges which in been recently made against him by the M. sans of Mr. Van Buren. And first we willo,
tice the “ diatribes" of the very true andí.