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prove, the transaction with Webb and Noah! quirer is much agitated at our calculationofo

was a bribe from the bank, to buy in their press, they should call upon Gen. Jackson to have re. formed Mr. Noah out of office instantly. What this pure administration retain in the responsible office of Surveyor of the port of New York a man who had been bribed with $7,500? Impossible : Does the editor of the Richmond Enquirer believe that there was bribery or corruption in the case ? If he does, then his notices are so many advertisements for

the benefit of smugglers' if Mr. Noah sold him.

self to the bank for the paltry sum of $7,500, he would not refuse to wink at smuggling, provided he received a part of the profit. And yet, this is the man who is charged by General

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Jackson with the protection of our revenue ! Although, if his own presses are to be believed, the “old man” has been persuaded that Webb and Noah were bribed by the bank'' will the Globe, or will Mr. Ritchie, tell us how webb was bribed if Noah was not The first $15,000 was obtained upon Webb's endorsement for Noah's benefit; and if there was any bribery in the case, Noah was the princi. pal; but if Webb alone was bribed, Noah was his partner, and reaped the fruits and partici pated in the support of the bank. How could he be guilty and Noah innocent inoes it not follow, conclusively, that Gen. Jackson does not believe that the transaction with the bank was improper; or else that he has been guilty of corrupt partiality in retaining Mr. Noah? It sgems to us that the partisans of the Exe. cutive have involved him in a dilemma from which he cannot be extricated. It is known that this charge of bribery against the bank receives his sanction ; yet he retains in office the party who was bribed, if there was bribery in the case. Mr. Noah tells us that he took an interest in the paper to support Gen. Jackson ; he tells us that he is yet his partisan, and publishes an electioneering letter, calling upon the party to rally in his support. Is this the reason why he is retained if so, it follows that there is nothing wrong, if banks bribe an officer of the ‘. Provided he continues to support til is . o oo o !!! Such quirer, the press that once ...” Enstatesmen of Virginai, of . one to the ers ' ' ' ing its read

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niute. The main pillars of power and corruption are giving way; the adversary is alarmed; let our watch word be, “onward, for Liberty and the Constitution.”

THE WAN BUREN CONVENTION. Mr. Archer, as a member of the Van Buren

On the question to insert the proposed sub

stitute, it was determined in the negative. Yeas 21, nays 23--Mr. VAN BUREN voting in the negative.

Thursda AY, pril 17, 1828. The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the

Whole, the bill to graduate the price of the

public lands, to make donations thereof to ac

Convention, proposed the following resolution, tual settlers, and to cede the refuse to the states

which was adopted:

in which they lie, as amended; and, on the

“Resolved, that it be recommended to the question to strike out the third section, as

delegation in this Convention, in the place of a eneral address, to make such report or adress to their constituents as they may think proper.” As yet none of the delegates, except those from the loyal State of Tennessee, have ventured to make an address, and they have prudently forburne to urge a single argument in favor of the candidate selected. We have furnished Mr. Archer some memoranda to be used in his communication to Virginia; by their leave we will now do the same favor for the delegates from Alabama, Mississippi, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois–Missouri, to her credit, was saved the disgrace of a delegate pretending to repre

amended, it passed in the affirmative--Mr.

WAN BUREN voting with the yeas. On the question to insert, in lieu thereof, the following: “That it shall and may be lawful for any head of a family, young men over the age of twentyone years, or widow, not having received a donation of land from the United States, and wishing to become an actual settler on any parcel of public land authorized by this act to be soll, and not exceeding in quantity the amount of one quarter section, to demand and receive from the proper register and receiver, as soon as thirty days shall have elapsed, after the said parcel shall have fallen to either of the graduatell prices by this act established, a written permission to settle on the Isame, and if the person so applying shall pay down to the pro

seat her in that notable assemblage. We give the following extracts from the Senate Journals, showing Mr. Van Buren's vote in that bo. And first, as to the PUBLIC LANDS.

Tuesday, April 15, 1828.

The Senate resumed, as in Counmittee of the Whole, the bill to graduate the price of the public lands, to make donations thereof to actual settlers, and to cede the refuse to the States in which they lie, as amended; together with the further amendment proposed by Mr. Coae; and Mr. Cosh having withdrawn said a

On motion of Mr. Tazewell, further to amend the fifth section of the original bill by striking out all after the enacting clause, in the following words:

“That all the land which shall remain unsold for one year according to the provisions of this act, shall be, and the same hereby is, ceded in full property to the States in which they lie;”

And inserting the following as a substitute,

iz: “That the land which shall have been sub

per receiver, the sum of seventy-five cents per acre, for land offered by the first section of this act, for one dollar per acre, or, fifty cents per acre, for land offered at seventy-five cents per acre; or twenty-five cents per acre, for land offered at fifty cents per acre; or five cents per acre, for land offered at twenty-five cents per acre; and shall forthwith settle thereupon, and cultivate the same, for five consecutive years, and shall be a citizen of the United States at the end of that time, the said person, on making proof before the proper register and receiver of such settlement, cultivation and citizenship, shall be entitled to receive a patent there for from the United States. And if two or more persons entitled under this act to the privileges of actual settlers, shall apply at the same time for the same parcel of land, then the register and receiver shall immediately decide the right of preference between them, according to equitable circumstances, and where they are equai, by lot. Provided always, That no sale, or assignment of any settlement right, shall be valid, and in no case shall the potent issue to any person but the settler himself, if living, or to his heirs or devisees, if dead. It was determined in the affirmative. Yeas

ject to sale under the provisions of this act, 26, nays 19–-Mr. VAN BUREN voting in the

and shall remain unsold for two years after hav- negative.

ing been offered at twenty-five cents per acre, shall be, and the same is, ceded to the State in

Tuesday, APRIL 22, 1828. The Senate resumed the bill to graduate the

which the same may lie, to be applied by the price of the public lands, to make donations Legislature thereof in support of education and thereof to actual settlers, and to cede the refuse

the internal improvement of the State.”

to the States in which they lie, as amended;

A division of the question was called for by |and, on the question, “Shall this bill be en

Mr. Chandlen and the question was accord-grossed, and read a third time?”, it was deter

ingly taken on striking out, and it was deter-|mined in the negative. Yeas 21, nays 25-mined in the affirmative. Yeas 32, nays 11--|Mr. WAN BUREN WOTING AGAINST THE Mr WAN BUREN voting with the yeas BILL.


Thursday, Arnil 24, 1828.

On motion by Mr. Macox, one of the majo. rity, that the Senate reconsider the vote of the 22d, on engrossing for a third reading the bill to graduate the price of the public lands, to

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Cumberland road, together with the tra. ments reported thereto by the Strator.

make donations thereof to actual settlers, and tee on Roads and Canals; the said into

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the State of Missouri and Territory of Arkansas, whole, the bill to allot iron of iro to institute proceedings to try the validity of necessary for railroads, dily fit, so

their claims;” and, On motion by Mr. WAN Bumex,

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section the following words: “And all claims

authorized by that act to be heard and decided, shall be ratified and confirmed to the same extent that the same would be valid, if the country in which they lie had remained under the dominion of the sovereignty in which said claims originated;” it was determined in the negative. Yeas 15, noys 23—Mr. WAN BUREN voting in the affirmative. And next as to the

CUMBERLAND ROAI). Wen Nesday, JANUARY 28, 1828.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill making an appropriation for the construction of the Cumberland Road, from Bridgeport to Zanesville, in the State of Ohio, and for continuing and completing the surveys of the Cumberland Road 'rom Zanesville to the seat of Government, in the State of Missouri; and no amendment having been made thereto, it was reported to the Senate; and, on the ques. tion, “Shall this bill be engrossed and read a third time,” it passed in the affirmative. Yeas 25, nays 18–Mr. WAN BUREN voting against

the bill. Thunsi, Ay, APRIL 10, 1828.

The Senate having under consideration, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill entitled • An act making appropriations for internal improvements, as amended;” on the question to agree to the fifth amendment, as follows:

“Strike out of the first section the following words: “For the completion of the Cumberland road, continued to Zanesville, in the State of Ohio, one hundred and seventy-five thousand dollars; which said sum of money shall be replaced from the fund reserved for laying out And making roads, under the direction of Con

ess, by the several acts passed for the admis. ion of the States of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and #1 issouri, into the Union, on an equal footing with the original States;” it was determined in the negative. Yeas 18, nays 29—Mr. WAN Buh EN voting in the affirmative,

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We forget: We should remember that there are some men to whom the will of the President, promulgated through the Globe, is law. We “would rather be a dog, and bay the moon, than such a Roman.”

.Amos Kendallis the writer of the articles which appearin the Globe under the caption of the “Veto and the Bank.” So long as he made war upon his quondam friend and allies of the Courier and Enquirer and the bank, we were content to leave him undisturbed in his labors; but he has appropriated his twelfth and part of his succeeding number to a libel on this press. As a general rule, it is improper to drag the private transactions of individuals before the public. It often happens that these, although in themselves altogether correct, are difficult of satisfactory explanation. But when an individual holds such a relation to the public, that they have a right not only to know his opinions, but the sources from which they spring,then all the private relations which bear upon these opinions are fit subjects for public discussion and investigation. Hence, so long as we hold the relation of a public editor, we will invite rather than object to any scrutiny which may test the purity of our motives. It is much better that charges affecting our character, or that of our press, should be made in open day, than circulated, as some have been, in the shape of secret whispers.

The charge which Mr. Kendall makes, is, that the President of the Bank of the United States has “purchased,” aye, that’s the word, the support of this press. Such being the charge, we will lay before our readers the ground on which it is made.

Kendall says:

Faoxi rise Glour of the 11th of sepress B ER.

“We propose to show:—

“1. That the editor of the Telegraph has proved, both by his precept and practice, that in his opinion, a press whose editor is heavily indebted to the Bank of the United States, is not a free press.

“2. That, having publicly avowed these opinions, he asked and obtained a heavy loan from the Bank of the United States.

“3. That he has ever since pursued that course which, under the circumstances of the case, is most conducive to the objects of the i8 ank of the United States.

“As a consequence of these facts, it will appear that the Telegraph, in effect, belongs to the Bank.

the following extract from an editorial article in the Telegraph, of Sept. 20th. 1830, viz.: “‘Is the [National] Intelligencer a free press? Could it live one single week, if it were not fed by the Bank of the United States? Has not the senior editor retired into the country to a splendid house, built for him by the bank? Is not the office in which the Intelligencer is printed the property of the bank? Can such a press be free? Its conductors are incapable of appreciating the lofty and elevated sentiments, the spirit of freedom, and the pride of independence which should make the conductors of a public press equal to the highest offices, and eligible to the most exalted stations in our Government. Well may SUCII HIRELINGS express their astonishment that the President and one of his Secretaries should converse with au editor.” “Mr. Gales felt this attack, and produced, in reply, a letter from the Cashier of the United States Branch Bank in this city, showing that he had recently paid the bank, by property sold, or as Green more accurately says, “set off to the bank,” the sum of $30,243 58; but he takes care not to state how much he was still indebted to that institution. In his paper of the 27th of September, Green uses the following language, viz.: “‘The Intelligencer argues, because the bank has not made advances in cash, since the 13th April, [1830,) that, therefore, it is not fed by the bank! What are the facts? Is not the bank the privileged creditor? Do not the cditors to d their printing office, and the materials on which their paper is printed, in the right of the bank? - The editors of the Intelligencer are the open advocates of the bank, always its ready organ, defending its abuses and magnifying its services. It has named it the 'People's Bank,” and has most grossly misrepresented the ‘People's President’ to serve it. We conceive it to be our duty to lay before the “people” some of the facts, which, it known, would lessen the influence which the Intelligencer seeks to wield in behalf of the bank. The bank and the Intelligencer are public institutions. They are intimately, and, it appears, largely, connected. They have a common interest in sustaining each other; and our object in provoking the Intelligencer to the disclosure it has made, was to bring the fact of its heavy indebtedness to that institution before the public, that the people of this country may see the object which the bank has in sustaining that press, and the circumstances under which that press sustains the bank.”

“So far as the assertions of Mr. Green can go, our first point is inade out. He declared the Intelligencer not a free press, because its editors were heavily indebted to the Bank, and that the payment of $30,000 had not set them free. That he was sincere in this opinion he proved by his own practice. In 1829, he bad negotiated a loan, we believe for $10,000, from the Bank of the United States himself. In the

“la proof of our first potition, we Legin with

fall of that year, he sought to be relieved from that liability for reasons which we will give in his own words. o “In the Telegraph of December 29th, 1830, may be found the following statements, viz: “‘The editor has made an arrangement with the Bank of the United States to advance him, upon a mortgage of real estate, a sum wanted to complete his arrangements as printer to Congress. he was induced to helieve, that the discussion on the renewal of the charter, would come up earlier than he had anticipated, he opened a negotiation with a friend in New York, to raise the sum necessary to discharge his debt to the Bank of the United States. His clerk, charged with his con. fidential ‘correspondence, knowing his views appened in Alexandria, and in a casual con. versation with the Cashier of the Bank of Alexandria, was informed by the Cashier that the money, in his opinion, could be obtained from that Bank. In the course of the negotiation thus originated, more than a month after the trans. sel of the deposits to the Bank of the United Jtates, the Editor became satisfied that his notes, in case of a loan being made, would be eleced in the Bank of the United States for collection, and the object for which the negotiation was begun being defeated, the proposition


After that arrangement was o:

He then says, “we have reason to hist that this object was not long afterwardsflot fected;” and quotes an extractfrom the Wołł Telegraph, of the 16th of December, 183, against the bank in proof of the assertion.

Kendall here asserts that we had chargelth a press whose editor was heavily indebtedtoff: bank was not a free press. We said no ski thing. We charged that the National Ho. gencer could not have lived a single week fi had not been fed by the bank. The muro isindebted more than he can pay, sm is man. It gives us pleasure to say that, alo we believed such to be the condition offe lo telligencer at that time, such is not its post condition, The liberality of Congreshow \elieve, made the editors independen, into trust that they will profit by past exporo. We did not know, nor did we ever pretendo speak of the manner in which the titor ot came indebted to the bank; their indebels and their inability to pay, weremos a it was not the fact of their indoors, but

was withdrawn.' “In the same paper he publishes his letter to the cashier, dated September 11th, 1829, withdrawing the application, in which he says:- - “My object in making an application to your bank for the proposed loan [$10,000) was to relieve myself from liability to the Bank of the United States.”—“As I am induced to believe, that the object of your bank is to obtain such an arrangement as will place me more in the power of the Bank of the United States than I now am, and as 1 prefer that all my liabilities to that institution shall be direct, I have to express my regret for the trouble I have given you, &c.’ “ Green had procured a loan of $18,000 from the Bank of the United States; he was induced to believe the discussion, as to the renewal of the charter, would come up sooner

their inability to pay, which wello! satio
cumstance to impeach their authority's thead.
vocates of the bank; and hence hearomen's
applied to this press, fails. Its not on to
tended by Kendall that we owe the but k
yond our ability to pay.
The manner in which our private fish."
been treated by Kendall, the purposes to
they have been thrown before the puble. sir
his slanders are circulated in ever, proso
copies “by authority” from their polre o
gan,) justifies an explanation of our to
tions with the bank.
After the organization of Generalho
first Cabinet, circumstances, which we to

than he had anticipated, he did not feel free to hereafter find it necessary to go in ** discuss it; to make his press free, he sought|duced us to call on him, and say this, fini; in No. o: in *::::::::: o: to him surrounded by artful and intriguing to ins and Witt) (lite 11s applica- - - - - i. of Alexandria, o: o: | who, under the gue of fiendship o discovered that the proposed loan would make." to him, were sowing the seeds of him more dependent on the Bank of the United which, unless arrested by him, must endo rupture of the party, we were anxios wo

States than he was before. tire from the press. We had brought withu"

“Green has, therefore, proved, both by his ice, that s. wh odi- - precept and practice, that a press, whose Edi |Washington available funds to the mood

tor is heavily indebted to the Bank of the United States, is not a free press. $13,000. and which had been expended."

“It will be observed, that it was in Septem- had real estate which had cost about that * ber, 1829, that Green was seeking the emanci-we had invested about the same sum in?’

ation of his press from the Bank of the Uni. - {. states."'we have reason to believe, that and materials for our office, and hadjo

his object was not long afterwards fully effect- elected printer to both houses of Congres" ed.” had, also, about 7,500 subscriber, ults

Such is the charge as stated in the Globe. charges on our books were about fort to

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