Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 18, 1848, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 18, 1848 Page 1
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'i .' i' ^vjir '"i-an" nan jp - mn ".sm T H Whole No. MO*. APPROACH OF THE PRESIDENTIAL CONTEST. Voire of Mawu'liuwtU. ADDRESS OP THE WIUOS OK T11E LEOISI.ATIT&K OF MASSACHUSEITS TO THE WllIOS OF THK I'NION. Another Presidential election is at hand. The whigg throughout the country are preparing to do their duty in the contest as patriae men. They are animated by a desire to place in the chief executive office some one whose election shall establish the ascendency of those whig principles, on the maintenance of which they believe - ? l I'.L. TT_:. 1 iii' Hjiieiv ana nouor 01 wir umuu ururiiu. They desire to have presented as their candidate n man, the probability of whose success may be reasonable, and the result of that success fruitful. Such are the sentiments which inspire us, and the people of Massachusetts, and such doubtless ( are the feelings of the great whig party of the coun- j try. | In such views, all of us can unite, and in that union is our hope, and our only hope. " In the dark and troubled night that is upon us, | I spe no star above the horizon, promising light to . guide us, but the intelligent, patriotic, united whig I party of the United States." , _ - j These words were uttered some time since, in i -Funeuil Hall. What they declared was received i as practical truth. It is as much truth now as it | was then, and equally worthy to be regarded as a rule of action. Whig principles constitute a system of policy not local or partial, but favorable to the interests of every part of the country, conformable to the true and well-established doctrines of the constitution, and essential to the. general prosperity. Those principles are well known as whig principles, not only in Massachusetts, but in every other State, north, south, and west. They are the principles which carried General Harrison to the head of the government, in 1840 ; ami we believe them to be at this moment as fully entertained and adopted by a majority of the people of the United States, as they, were then. ire know the causes which led to the defeat of the candidate who stood upon these principles in 1844. We will not recapitulate them. A person opposed to all whig principles, whig measures and whig politics was elected President at that time. The result is before us. We were at once plunged in gallant men have perished, the cost of which, up to the close of the present year, is not less than one hundred millions of dollars, and the conclusion of which, whenever that may come, is likely to bring Iresn dangers and embarrassments on the country and on its institutions of government. But it is of 110 avail to dwell upon the past. We are now enduring some of the evil consequences of domestic mal-adniinistration, and others probably greater are yet to be met. Tlie dangers and difficulties which encompass us are vastly augmented by the political occurrences in Europe, which, however much we may approve their objects and general tendency, are likely, without the greatest prudence on our part, to involve us in hurtful entanglements and jeopardize our best interests. At home and abroad, great questions are springing up, tour/iing not merely administrations and party measures, but the fate of governments ant/ people, the peace of the world, aiui anove alt, the continuance of our own institutions, ami our existence tis a Union. In view of all these things, fully impressed with a solemn sense ol the perils of the times, and the gravity und momentous importance of the events that have already transpired, and of others that are I;I,?I - .1 ...i.: c .u? i .. iitvciy Buuu iu uuuui) >vr uic wni^o uir uc^ismtore of Massachusetts, about to separate and return to our respective homes in the commonwealth, cannot part with a Nense of duty discharged, without calling upon our brethren, thoughout the Union, and upon all other good citizens, to unite with us in endeavor.* no to guide the counsels of the nation, and to put them under such a lead, as shall seem most probable, by the blessing of divine Providence, to conduct us in safety through the serious troubles now upon us, and the doubtful hazards of the future. The result of the next Presidential election, as it appears to ub. may very possibly be the turning point of our fortunes. I'pon the administration then to 1>? put in power will depend, in a great degree certainly, and perhaps entirely, the future destiny of our country. It is. then, particularly with relation to this event, that we address you. Wo shall do so with perfect respect and kindness, with an entire regard to the faeling* of others, with moderation. and we hope with distinctness. There are several distinguished and excellent whigs annuig us. in Vftrlans parts of the country, and in different walks of life, who have been named as worthy candidates for the first offleo in the government of the United States. V.'e cheerfully subscribe to whatever may be justly or generously said in their commendation. We admit feadily that either of them, in times of ordinary trial, might successfully administer the affairs of the government. We question neither their abilty. their patriotism. nor their devotion to whig principles. We are happy in our convictions of their worth for certainly the country needs whatever of profound wisdom, of experience. sagacity, firmuess. foresight and patriotism is to be found in it. and we trust it may all be co'nbined in support of its true interest and glory. But it seems to us that circumstances at this time indicate one man. as pre-eminently fitted for the great task of safe and honorable administration of national affairs. Amanfrom among the longest versed in public councils, whose talent no one questions, whose devo udii wing pnunpii'h win u?t?t w uuuuicu. biuuo many of these principles are doctrines derived from his own teachings. mid from bin unequalled expositions, particularly, of tli? constitution under which we live, whose power In the direction of grave affairs is unsurpassed. whose integrity is undoubted, anil whose patriotism is proof. A man whose life has been spent in the public service, whose labors have been for the public good, who has all that experience, and that forelight. that firmness, and that moderation. that strength, and that judgment, that acquaintance with public concerns. that reputation abroad and that confidence at homo, which, and all of which, are necessary to the successful administration of affairs, under their present portentous aspect: A man who respecting all the arrangements and compromises of the constitution." and the rights of all under them, will yet never suffer them to be extended anil increased, to the destruction of our political equality; prompt to admit the just rights of one portion of the Union, but able and ready to vindicate and maintain those of the other, anil to make the whole respected and honored abroad?tint man. we say. is Daniel Webster : and him we commend to the whig party of the country, if they desire a success that shall prove a success worthy of an effort. We propose to go into no statement of \1r. Webster's qualifications, no account of his life. Where the history of the public affairs of the country has not reached. no address of ours can penetrate. To those who know nothing of the great questions of constitutional law. of nullillcation. of currency nnd finance, of Internal improvements, of protection to American industry, of annexation ol' slave territory, of International controversies between this and foreign nations, and of Mr. Wot ster's p.-.rt In the discussion and decision of them ail. an appeal from us Would cettalriljr be quite useless. To intelligent whlgs throughout the land, the recital qf the subjects is sufficient. Still less do wo Intend to arguo any questions that have been raised elsewhere. us to Mr. Wcbstcr'i " availability " ax it is called Kxperionce teaches lit* that such a quality cannot bn known until it is tested; and is not always found where it has been said to bo most strong. If such a candidate as Mr. Webster, representing whin principles, cannot bo chosen by tho whips of the Union, wo see not^liow any success can attand tho purty, except by a sacrifice of those principles thei^selves, or some of loom; anif this tho Hhigs of jMnsiiuohusotttf do not propose. At the pre nit time, wore there h moro distinguished person in some other portion of tho Union, in whoni the people niitfht bethought to have greater confidence ?whose nanv had not been before presented to thrill as n candidate for the presidency who was identified with the wl|i;rs as a champion of their principles -and whose abilities and experience ii| civil and political life were superior, or considered superior, to fiis. sucl) i;i our sense of tUc difficulties of the times, and the dangers which we have to encounter, that we should refrain iVom urging as an argument for tho selection of i), northern man. the fact that so groat a portion of tl^e executive administration of the government has boon committed to the hand* of southern statesmen. In our ruling desire to place power in the hands most capable of using it for the benefit of the whole, we should forget or disregard this circumstance. Neither would we, under such a condition of things, take occasion to remonibor, that in the niauy compromises that have been made for the sake of union and I ii 1...4 r..ll. II to tilwnvf to Illlike Minn mill tlmt they have been effected by our diving up or postponing our reasonable expectations and desire*. Hut now, when. a* in our opinion, tfcei condition of 1| e (io.intrj requires In* Mont wl*e andMatosmiin-like ttSinnR^tnent. arid a statesman pre-eminently qualified to (,'ulde difficult nfTnirs is found here. these FUggesfioiiK, in addition to those of the character and reputation of the ninn. may be urged with perfect propriety. and with great If not Irresistible force We will not allow ourselves to doubt that the whigs of other parts of the Union adiuit their full weight. We doubt not the eminent success which will attend i finch a man, at. such a time as this, when presented by the whin* of the Union as a candidate for the Chief; Kaocutlfe othco. bur brethren at the South and the West are well aware of his respect for their just rights, and his regard for their best Interests. They know that i by no one will these rights and Interests be more sum- | jy protected and more fully sustained We know tl)e HoUrno whence the eldest defeuce and maintenance of of ours has proceeded and the whole country knovrs, ( who has most powerfully advocated her International rights, and advanced her honors, and who has known how. with even hand, to maintain against the strongest the strongest, and enforot from the moat haughty, her "1IW.L'f l1 W'MIWBMMBMWMBWKMMi E NE JS just claims, and at the sauie time to preserve peace aud bring about cordial good understanding. This man we, the whigs of thu Legislature of Massachusetts, present to the whigs of the Union. Wo desire it to be understood that, having been always most anxious to preserve unbrokeu the union of the party, of which we have given many signal proofs, by the withdrawal of our claiui from the consideration of conventions heretofore held for the pur pose of selecting a whig candidate for the Presidency; having exerted always our whole atrongth, without anj with holding, in the support of that candidate, who ever he might be; and the time having, in our opinion, now urrivod. when an acknowledgment and return 01 such conduct is due; when the free States, if ever, are to assert their right to an equal participation iu the government of the country; when we have amonp us the man whom the circumstances of the country and exigencies of the time*, imperiously demand, wi are not to be expected to forego or lay aside our jusi rights, or to bo put by with arguments and assertion! already sufficiently used. Massachusetts is whig?always whig ; New Rng land is whig; the free States of the North are whig The whig candidate for the Presidency is to be cho sen. if chosen at all, by their votes, in th?m the mail strength of the whig* of Union is found, and no whit President can be elocted without them. It is but just, therefore, that they should have ar influence in the choice of a candidate, proportioned tc the Hrength they contribute to his election. On behalf of one of these freo Statos. not the youngest nor least known, we deolare our determination to support a candidate who belongs not to the North ouly, but to the whole country; whoso name and fume an guaranties of his fidelity to tho great principles whicl wo profess; under whom the interests of all will b< surely and equally protected; who will i uiintaiu tin not suffer us to be overbalanced by a uxatlous oi constitution as it is, tho Union as it is; but who wil foreign territory; nor by the furthor extension of thi institution of slavery, which is equally repugnant t< the feelings, and incompatible with the political right/ of the free States?a man under whose guidance wi may feel ourselvos sate, aud the institutions of tlx country secure: and who shall revive our hopes ol maintaining while we live, and of leaviug to our de scendants when wu die, a permanent, free, aud equal form of government, to be continued liy a peacefu and prosperous nation. Wit int.aml nnfliintr 11 v tn nnv wu wiuh nr disturbance of harmony, no interruption of unanimity: but we arc not, and shall not bo. unmindful of wliat idue to us, to the North, to tho Country; and of what tho safety and integrity of the whole seem to us t<i require. I n conclusion, we take leave to say that, in uttering these sentiments, we do but repeat the unanimou.and enthusiastic declaration of the whig convention of Massachusetts, of September last. And we feel il our duty to add. that we believe it to be the resolute purpose of tho whig people of Massachusetts to sup port these sentiments, and carry into effect tho design which tliey manifest. Voice of n Bit of Maryland. letter from w. c. johnson to mr. j. m. botts, Harmony Grove, Catocton Valley, Md., > April 4th, 1848. $ Hon. John Minor Botts : Sir?1 have just met with and perused your address "To the Whigs of Virginia," dated Marcli the 8th, 1848, in which I find that you make partial extracts from, and comments upon, a speech which 1 made in New York, on the 15th of tebruary, and which was reported in the New York Herald and other papers of that city. At page 12 in your pamplet is the following, which 1 extract: ? i- iii.> ,.i.i v.-i,;.r "?l-\ i.~ o..o. or broken up 1 Look at the speech of the Hon. Win. Cost Johnson, one of General Taylor's wannest friends, at the New York Taylor meeting. He said: ' I myself am a whig, and I believe Gen. Taylor is a whig also, but not a whig upon the old platform of whigisni ; though I have fought for those principles till I had every liutton whipped off; and 1 have become wise enough to drop thein When 1 first started I went for every question upoi the old platform of whigism.' After speaking ol all the old issues, he says: 'We must get rid o these by taking new men, fresh men, who have not the odium of all these questions upon them, oi who cut boldly come out from them and declare that these questions are not now the rule of their conduct.' General Taylor (you continue) has done so: he has come out from the old whig platform. Let those who desire to get ofT this old whig platform, do so; but in the language of Joshua of old, as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.' Now, the difference between General Taylor and his friend Mr. Johnson, and ourselves, is, that we do mean to stand upon the old platform, and we can udvocate the claims of no man who does uoi stand there with us." The whole of the above is quoted from youi pamphlet, and it is easy to discriminate between your own comments and the extracts from my speech. That I, in common, I trust, with every good citizen of the United States, am a friend of General Taylor, is most true. But if you are under the impression, or desire to convey the idea, that I am a friend of personal acquaintance with him. it is a mistake. I have no personal acquaintance with General Taylor, nor have I a correspondence with him ; I have never scon him, to my knowledge ; have never written him but a single letter, some six months ago. of not more than a half a dozen lines, upon an uuimportaut subject, at tlio request of a personal friend of mine and desired, if it was reoelved. no answer of acknowk-dgment. Nor have 1 ever received a single communication, either written or verbal, from him. If I have made any Remarks in relation to public matters which are calculated to injure him. tnoy are indiscretion? chargeable alone to me. and not to him. for 1 know nc more of his opinions thau are known to the public at largo ; and have no authority whatever to act as tin expounder of his published views, or to give any inter preiatiou in them beyond their strict meaning ami bearing. Thin I deoui It due to Oen. Taylor to state ; nor did I mean to produco any other impression in my speech at New York. Gen. Taylor stands befortthe public with tho sontiuionts he has announced in bis published speeches and his letters. He has avowed himself a whig?one of moderation-and I do nlfl imagine it would be in the power of either youorme. it' we wore to ex<)rt ourselve* for that purpose, to make him more or less a whig than he is. I feel sure that no speech of mine could effect a change of his opinions or principles. The purpose ?f my speech was to cxprcKi my own opinions of what I thought the practical, reasonable and judicious whig* should do to be enabled to elect a whig of (>en. Taylor's moderation and wlndoiii to the providential chair. To that end I expressed my opinions freely , and although many may differ, as far its I hive bad the means of judging. I have fouud a genera' concurrence of sentiment on the subject. Hail yuU published the intermediate portions of my speech uetween tho two extracts which you made. I would have been spared the necessity, so far as I am personally concerned on the subject, of troubling you with this communication. That would have shown the precise measures which I alluded to. You assert broadly of me that I maintained that " all the old issues should be abandoned." This is not so; I spoke of part only, and enumerated four, and said that ' these''particular issues should, in my judgment, l?? abandoned. They were:?first?The' I'fllted States Bank question. Second?The distribution of the proceeds of the sales of public land.'* among the States Third?The doctrine of abolishing that part of tl4e constitution ?? tljo'United State* which gives the President tpo power to veto the bills of Congress. Fourth ?Tho denial of tho rigbtto the President, of the United States to remove officers of the gnrernraont of his appointment. without first submitting his reasons to the Senate for its sanction and annrnval. I'poii these subjects, I repeat I know nothing of the views of General Taylor, and intended to speak only ol my own. I *n? satisfied with hid silence, btit I thought it would >m) advisable for any one who hud advocated them, and who aspired to be a Presidential candidate, to disavow tbelli, or to consider them obsolete. I mil of opihiou that <10 one who avows those opinions and "urges them upon the public consideratian. ?an receive a majority of the totes of the United States. The state of the country does not fre^ite a bank, nor does the Voice of the people demand it You are the first wlilg I have heard of sitaee the last Presidential election, who desires the hank questlo^ to he revived, and who exacts it as a condition of his vote. I believe that that platform is unsafe to rest a party upon ( ongre*s has pledged the proceeds of the public (an^s to the holders of the public loan ankit ffoifld now |.e a breach nf plighted faith to dispose of tl(ein otherwln' If this p|ei)ge w:js not expressly made 1 would rvgard it still iv Utopian question whilst we have, or may have, a public debt of some Inindreil millions to pay When General Jackson freely vetoed bills of I on Kress, the whigs at first attacked the abuse of the veto power, and finally commenced an attack upon the constitution in the zeal of part isan excitement, and wished that portion that gave the veto power to the President annulled. I think that no party will make diik!', political capital by running a tilt afiii;^ any part of that venerated instrument. ' As to the power of removal from oflice, it will he rcmcinbered'Hhat < n the 7tli of March. 1Su4. Mr. ( lay o^fl*red a long serte'sof Resolutions in tl;e Senate, the first, of which declares: "That the constitution of the Unlted States does not vest in the President the power to remove at his pleassure officers under the government of the l!nitcd States, whose offices have been established by law." And the rest of the resolutions, in substance, require the concurrence of the Senate tri any removals which the President may desire to make, save of diplomatic agents. The usage of the Kxeputlvo lias fceen different from the Uoftride of those resolutions since the establishment of the government: and a ?in.rtv nut nf nnwer containing *o many men <|ualtn<>d (or public employment, enn gain lltiln popularity by contending for mioh a principle. ft can have i^n Intyueucp ou thoiie who aro In office. f?u they arc content. Tft?ie were the four potion ? that I thought th? should abandon. The majority of the people h-ivu abandoned thc(u. I believe tint I understand you ate contending that they are eMcntlal whig principles. and that tho candidate you vote for niunt avow or maintain them. You urge the nomination of Mr. Clay, and have recently had much personal Intercourse with him. I think it reasonable to infer that you con mesmmmmmmmmmmrnmmmmmmm IV Y 0 fEW YORK, THURSDAY Hitler hiui an still adhering to them, and that hi* supporters will bo expected to do tlie same. . , Upon thesu issues before the people, with any decent democrat ait his Hole opponent, I think that ho would bo defeated iu almost every State in the Union. > Hut to demonstrate the absurdity of the whig* urging 1 upon the nation these four subjects. I will in fancy imagine Mr. Clay duly elected upon these issues. The probabilities are that he would have a majority in both houses of ('undress against hiui. If he urited a Uni tod States Btmk upon Congress. Jo you think Congress would adopt it? If he urged the distribution of thu proceeds of the public lands, would it b>> adopted by 1? Congress.' Are there six men iu Congress at thin moment who would vote for it? i j Would Mr. ( lay's recommendation of the abolition ; j of the veto power in the constitution, meet with the , necessary vote to alter that part of the instrument ? 1 I think not. Out with a majority in Congress against L | him. anil he against the exercisu of the veto power, i how could he in any way shape or control the policy of | the country ? Iu this view of the matter, he would - ' suit the opposite party almostas well as a democrat. As to i the power of removal from office, the President takes - i the oath to support the constitution of the United i ; States, and Mr. Clay denies the power of removal upon ; j constitutional grounds. He could remove no demoj crat from office, save from diplomatic stations, without t adducing charges to be approved by u democratic Sei mite; for the Senate, beyond allquestion. would remain democratic and adverse to him if he were elected ; and thoro is now a majority of more than a dozen democrats. Would not thu democratic Senate hold Mr. Clay to his resolution* on the journals of thu Seuatu. i and require hiui to bring adequate charges, and prove i them before they would permit a democrat to be superi seded by one of his friends ? Mr. Clay, with these i principles as his guide, if elected, would virtually he a f mure prisoner of Statu in the Presidential chair, disI armed of all power to promote good or resist evil. . Such is the predicaiueut in which you would place ) him by advodating those old ultra whig notions i I would desire a candidate for the Presidency to stand i before the people uncommitted to any one of these i measures. I would desire, when elected, that he should I' enter upon his official duties with due respect for public ODiuioil. and liellevinir that it should first Hnt'iik to Con 1 gross, the law-making power?that Congress should [ deliberate freely on all the subjects. and after the people and Congress had aeted. that then hv Hhould deferi wntially consider the subject. and perform his duty according to the constitution and his unbiased judgment i aud of what the interest* of the country demand. I i would have him obey the constitution. ami not comi me nee his career by reconimeuding to the people to pull down one pillar, lent they should desire to pull down r another. I would have him romove at the earliest moi ment every unworthy aud inefficient officer, from the i highest to tho lowest, without.first asking the advice of t the Senate. Such are the positions 1 assumed at New York, and theso are my reasons for differing with you. who yet i linger over the ruins of these old platforms, aud cling to the architect who reared theni 1 would have the President of tho United States elected aud clothed with all tho powers of deliberation and execution with with tho constitution invests him. He that cannot be trusted without a pledge cannot be trusted with a pledge. General Taylor at least has not been mixed up with these old vexed issues, whether they are wise or uuwise. With General Harrison's triumphant election was carried a majority of > frionds in both houses of Congress. I believe that General Taylor is tho only whig iu the nation who i can carry both houses of Congress with him. and it were a barren victory for auy whig to bo elected with cither house of Congress against him. and especially the Senate, which, upon foreign relations and executive appointments, is co-ordinate and almost co-equal iu power with the President. Iu relation to the tariff. I said, " I had been also in favor of a tariff, high or low, or any thing."' 1 meant ' by this, which I did not say or explain, that the whigs had themselves occupied, under the various aspects of > the country, different positions on that subject, and ( nui> i unu uumiKcu wiiii mem ana wuii uie couauioii I mid wants of the country. The whig*, as national I republicans, urged a high protective tariff, which I had advocated. Mr. Clay iutroduccd the horizontal tariff with twenty per centum as the maximum of duties, 1 known as the compromise hill, which most of the whigs F supported. Mr. Webster did not. and very truly, chaI racterised it in debate at the time, an a bill ' to surrender the protective principle for ever, for a lease of ten years.'' It was to be perpetual, and Mr. Clay thought that the manufacturers could Bustain themselves with it. It was a failure. During the Harrison canvass the whig speakers and press everv where urged a revenue tariff with inoidental protection. When he was elected they generally took the ground of protection. The tariff. 1 think, should never be made a party (|Uestiou. mid the manufacturers put their interest at hazard if they make it so. for they thereby make their welfare depend upon the accidental elevation and defeat of a party. The wants of the country and the treasury will now require an Increase or modification of duties on every article that will justify it. Whatever might bo the difference of opinion ou the subject with an overflowing treasury, between members of Congress from different localities, necessity will now l force them to Increase dutios wherever revenue can be thereby Increased, in order to avoid direct taxation. There are men who may dispute upon the subject, but they will practically mean the same thing?to look to the tariff before direct taxation. Lord Bacon has well said, l,a man that is of judgment and understanding shall sometimes hear ignorant men differ, and know well within himself that those which so differ, mean vu> >u>ut, nuu jrui> Liiry luuiuaeiTUM wouiu never agree." ' Ah long as it continueg^to bo tho policy of this go1 vornment to raise revenue for its support from the custom house duties, tho manufacturing interest will be abundantly protected. And. indeod, this is now tho only government on earth, or that ever existed, so fur as my reading extends, that supports or supported itself alone from custom house duties; for the profits of the public lands are hardly worth counting. 1 You are for retrograding the party and taking issue 1 with tho past. I am for rallying on tho present, and 1 trying conclusions for the future. Many of tho old topics of party dlscusnlon have become like "thrice told tales to the ears of a drowsy man." Tho human atfeotions are. happily for tho human family, on tho descending, not the ascending lino?a father thinks more of his son than ho does of his father. We lire in an active world, and the people look forward, not backwards?things present and future interest them; and they have heard .Mr. Clay aud all his course so often discussed, from the hour he was made Secretary of State by Mr. Adams down to tho moment of tho last ('residential election, and have pronouueed their verdict so oftou. that the subject has become as familiar us household words! I doubt, whether upon a rehearing and re-discussion. they could bo induced to 1 change their decisions. You assert that you will '-stand upon this old platform." and will advocato the cbiims of m> man who will not stand there with you and -your house:" and you make a quotation from the scriptures, from which I do not cxactly comprehend whether you mean to deify Mr. Clay . or to advise the whig party to travel me same roan Hoodwinked. over tbo Mme <>I<1 stumbitlit? blocks, and to be led to the same precipice again, over which they hnvc thrico already fallen. I, on tUo contrary, would advise differently, and I would read to, I you and the whole! whig party, if it wore In my power, before it wax too late for good, from another part of the Name scriptures the following salutary admonition:?''That we make a stand upon the ancient way. and look about us, aud discover the straight way, and so to walk in it.'' Although yon have written a pamphlet n^aiust lien. Taylor, you say on pftgc Jl, "of course, when General Taylor says l|e will look to tlu* (Constitution nud the interests of Mje country is lii? guide, it is all well enough " I agree with yotl entirely on this point, and will add that it was a leading nutxim with the distinguished I.ownds, (and nil experienc?,testifies to its correctness) 1 "to let well enough alone." Whilst I am anxious to discard the fungus questions which in past years havo sprung up with luxuriant growth and attached themselves to the body of the whig party, I t^tu ??'? t1 >r abandoning this, its first, its broadest i\s deepest, ami only enduring platform?tLu constitution And the interests of the nation Tbat f regard to he the true whig platform On that platform a national party can stand? Maine can shake hands with Florida-New Jersey ct\i\ stand side by side with Texas A party ran rupose in security m^<n it. and can have duration If every question wht''h springs up in the hot bed of ^olllles'ls mad* a cardinal principle of party, it can have no stability in its existence, and is th? mere sport of every wind of doctrine Let wl;ig) differ \tpon minor matters, and still be wl\ig? To require intelligent men to agree upon every temporary question of expediency which into the detail of government is fatal |otl\e supcess of a party My. < lay and Ciejieyal Taylor :?n> both distinguished tHen. and as I learn4are most cordial friends. I am sure that neither you nor I would willingly do or write aught that could, in ouropinion. have the slightest tendency to lessen or disturb their long and cherished friendship for each other I hav? myself avoided even mentioning Mr. May's name in either of the speeches whlc',\ | I made in the state of New York But for tl.e purpose, of your pamphlet, you have occasion to 'Intro | duce iny name ar/t from my Mfx'ooli in dl*cu*<, i())T t';n U.eiit* of Mr. < i,?y, an.I what ymi counider tl\c <|i'ii,cnt? of (im Taylor. Thin fuel must I ?'Vi??n (f>r IntfodUciu'g Mr. Clay * name so fuaiuently in this lettei' ' 1 ?lo qot. H '? most true, advocate Mr May fur the Preniiteney. because I believe that In- is tin' weakest whljt of di*tlnction who could be run. and without Intending nny disparagement to hint. I think more of tInparty than I Jo of Mr. l lay. and I think Tlioro of my country than of either. He ha* been h onudl<Wte iqnra than a quarter of a century, ft to I hit* been too often defeated to Inspire lyi|,u in tl\o wlitgs generally. I <lo not believe (hat there ljaa bei?n a period since lie wan Sccre- ' inry of State, and f have voted for him since that tinte, I *hf*never he was a candidate, that a decided nv\)nrity ' ot the people were not opposed to htm believe that had any respectable win,' nominated at Baltimore 1 at the last convention tint Mr. flay, we would have j ?>uwd la defeating Mr. I'olK It whs not l'oik's strongth. but prejudice* agali\*t Mr ( lay. and oon*eI i|Uentlyl^U weakness, thai caused his defeat, You i l\avo cjrnhoTe.d o?t tt*o return* In a<uno Statu* where Mr. Clay ?ot more yoUt In'44 than (Jen Harmon (jot In ;40. Has it never occured to you that the votes of every State in the Union Ineroase immensely in four years' Hy the same process you could prove that Mr. Polk pot morn vote* than (Jen. Jackson, and far more than (Jen.

Wa*hlugton You *ay. l',lf asked If Mr. Clay'* chance I* better now than we thought It In 1H44. you would answer no.'I I there agree with you, and 1 bellevo that iRK ? MORNING, MAY 18, 184! j it U not no good. You think thin time the abolition ' vote would lurely go for him ?they have a candidate of their own. How long would you keep the whig party wandering after that irnit fatuux. hopk? You have hope* of the Catholic Tote. and nay it wont againxt Mr. Clay at the laxt election, but will go for him the next time. You do Mr. Clay and the Catholic* injustice. In Maryland, 1 am inre the whig Catholics to a man voted for Mr. Clay?aud almost every one with whom i have conversed now tbinlu it would bo folly to run Mr. Clay again. You lay tho - foreign rota" (I take exceptions to tbu expression. but suppose you mean the naturalised citi HB voters) went against Mr. Clay, but uow may go for Mo*t of them, 1 believe, did vote against hiai, and I think the moot would again, for thin single reason, which has controlled them heretofore?Mr. Clay denounced the squatters upon tho public land*, and especially this very class of them. If ho wore in the field, his speech would be read by or to every one of > them, as it has so often been, and I think the same effect would be produced. These calculations and delusions which you present have been so often presented, and we are so ready to , believe what iR agreeable and what we desire, that I should not be surprised if there were credulity enough 1 with muny whig* to believe them. But there is. I beI lieve, too much culm, deliberate judgment in the party to bo controlled by all these calculations of an ardent : i magi nation. | The foregoing is my answer to your question at page 13 of your bulletin, where you ask, " why does Mr. Cost I Johnson support Gen. Taylor?'' But in concluding this already too long communlca| tion. 1 have been struck with the harmony of views between you and father Ritchio of the (Tnion, the organ of Mr. Polk's administration. And if I did not know how prolific and original is your own mind. 1 would have supposed that you had largely plagiarised from that leading democratic organ. Ho. like you, is against Taylor's being a candidate, because Taylor will not coine out on all the old issues. He, with you, thinks it would be cruel in the whigs not to run Mr. Clay again. Ho. as earnestly as you, insists that Mr. Clay has wonderful strength, and Mr. I'olk too, and his whole cabinet, agree, I doubt not, with you and Mr. Ritchie. I will, however, cheerfully do you the justice to say that your motivos are very different from theirs. You would like to see Mr. Clay elected?they desire to have the opportunity of defeating him. You zealously work on with the Sisyphlan task to uiufmu mr. v_ lay tu mo executive eminence?mey do- | lieve tho rebound would crush you and him, and the whig* again, and perhaps for ever. Very respectfully, W. COST JOHNSON. NAMES OF THK UELKOATKS TO THK TWO NATIONAL CONVENTIONS. DEMOCRATS MEET AT HA I.- WMIfll HUT AT PIIILADKLTIMORC, MAT -- PHIA, JI'KK T. MAINE. Jit large. State Convention to bo Ilnnnibal Hamlin, held on the 24th initt. Charles. District). O'Neil W. Robinson, Charles Andrews, ? Robert P. Duulap, ? John L. Cutler, Kranklin Smith, D. R. Straw, Shepard Cary. NEW HAMPSHIRE. Jit large. Jit large. Robert Jeuncs*. Anthony Colby, Diitricti. lehabod (Joodwin John S. Wells. Diitricti. Andrew Pierce, C. W. Cutler, John R. Steele, U. W. Nesniith, Ambler Davis. A. P. Hughes, Henry Hibbard. Jonathau Kittridge. MASSACHUSETTS. Jit large. At large. Benjamin K. Hallett, Rufus Choate, C. W. Chapln. Win. O Bates. Diitrictt. Diitricti. C. T. Oreen, J. Thomas Stevenson, B. F. Butler, Asahel Huntington, E. K. Wliitaker, (Jeorge Lunt, I soar Davis, H. P. Fairbanks, Frederick Robinson, Charles Alien, David N. Carpenter, Ueorge Ashmun, ( ushinan, Ensign II. Kellogg, II II rhll.l? llanfw Hubert Kantoul, Oliver Ames, Nuthaniul Morton. Thomas Nye, Jr. VKBMONT. At large. Jit large. Dr. Ira Davis. Solomon Keote, John S. Robinson. Horace Kverett. Dittrictt. Driitrirtt. Horace Clark, A. P. Lyman, Levi B. Viliin, Hampden Cutts, t*iloH Harrington. H. 8. Royoe, Thomas Bartlett, Jr. Tortus Barton. RHODE ISLAND. Thos. W. Dorr, (declines.) H. 11. Thurston, Dutee J. Pearce, Orrin Wright. CONNECTICUT. Jit large. Jit largt. Isaac Toucey, Chai. W. Rockwell, Samuel Ingham. Truman Smith. Dittrictt. Districts. James T. Pratt, John R. Broekway, C. A. Ingersoll, James K Babcock, J. C. Holland, John F. Trumbull, Perry Smith. Nelson L. White. NEW YORK. [Barnburners.] Jit largt. Jit large.. John A. Collier, C. C. Cambruluug, Samuel Works. Jared Wilson. Dittrictt. Dittrittt. Wm. L. Rodman, Piatt Wlllett, H. W. Metcalf, Minthorno Tompkins, Samuel S. Wycoff, John A. Kennedy, Wm. Tyson. Robert H. Maclay, Harvey Hart, Wm. F. Havemeyer, N. B. Blunt, Samuel J. Tildeti, Isaac Piatt. Ray Tompkins, Jerome Fuller. Uoverncur Kemble, Walter M. Conkey, Robert Denniston. Job O. Elmore, Jana'n A. Ostrander, Russell Sage. John P. Beekman, Abncr Baker. John J. Vlcle, John C. Clark. Nicholas Hill. Herman J. Ehle, Cornelius P. Allen, Augustus Chapman, Amos A. Prescott, Lewlson Kalrehild, l'latt Potter, Sylvester Seheuck, William C. Crane, Charles H- Carroll, Prnstnn Klnir flonrff? W Alpheus S. Oreene, David S. Craudall. Ward Hunt, Jatav.i D. Merrill. Lyman J. Walworth, Oliver C. Crocker, Ji\mcs W. Nye, , William Knller, ' Thomas V. Howe, John W. Winner, lanx-K C. Smith, ? Henry 11. Selden, James S. Wadsworth, Martin (Jrover, William H. Tew, John T. Hudson. James R. Doollttle, George H. Stone. ?? [Old Hunkers ] ? *1t large . , Daniel S DlffcaQiqq, -?w HpWf A. Foster. -? rti.itrictt. . Henry Laridon, ?? C. S. Boffardus. . Emanuel B. Hart, ?? Edmund s DflgK*, Djvfid C. Bfoderick, John McKcon. B<?r\j. Brandri'th. Allen M. Sherman, Jam?!* B. Howtv Lyman Trcwaiu, ? Joh PUrunn, Edwin Crotwell, OrviHe Clark, Joseph R. Flanders, William A. Beach, Xath'l S Benton. Philander Robblns, Jesse C. Dann, John Stryker, ' Joseph Peck, ?? Klistia B Suiith. .\hvi\ham P Ui;ant, Michaels. Myers. ? <ioor(t.< W. CuyWr, Joseph Slk\< \. Pm<W A. 0?i|cn. (tonrgo R. 1'nrburt, JM?O A Ii fr< -11. O. Oaughaday, Henry K. Smith, Joel S. Smith. , , . Rcub. II. Iluughto^. NKW nCR-KV. .It tar ft. Oarrcl T) Wall, l'?tct D. Vroom. Ditiricli. lllohard P Thnmp^n, John R. Slack, Samuel Lilly, Henry Milliard, Donj. Williamson. ? TKNNSVI.VANIA. I s *1t large. Ditlritlt. W. Me< nndlens. Thoma* K. Kranklln. , i John W. Forney. T. F. Hale. i Ditlrirli. Henry Whlta, Thoma* McCully, John LimMay, John O. Sharp. Mamuel White. John Miller, Samuel Ware, WUUaui heal, John (S. Henderson, J B.. Steriflert, Henry Kin*. W. T. Roger*. Tnwnseml Haiae*. NlmroU Strickland, DlUon WtMr, [ERA] 3. PKNNNYt.VANIA. dfmockati mfkt at HAL- wiiiu? Mn:t at rHii.Anri.TIMURK. MAT 'JS2. 'HIA, JINK 7. Ditlrich. IHitricti C. Itachman. Sharman D rhelpx, J. MUdoj Jonta, Albert CbtutwrlalD, A. II. Kwtder, Jtrnti Fox, K H. Baldjr, E M. Biddle, Ueorga Sandaraon, Jamea Irrln, Samuel Wilton, Jonn J. rearson, David Poole. C. Darrah. Daniel Shaffer, David Taggart, J auien Graham, Samuel Bell, James Burn*. David Horner, William Searight, Win. F. Johnson, A. McKinuey, Joseph Ottinger E Q. Creacraft, D. Lynch, W S. Garvin, Jamos Thompson, Augustus Drum. DELAWARE. John Wales. N. H. Smith* , John R. McFeo. MARYLAND. At large. Jit large. Edward Lloyd, Thomas (J. Pratt, William D. Bowie. John C. Oroome. Diitrictt Diitrict*. F. P. Blair, Daniel Jenifer, Sr. Benj. C. Howard, George Sehley, Dr. C. Humphreys. William E. t'oale, George R. Richardson, Lloyd TUghman. Samuel Hambleton, Jr. VIRGINIA* R. K. Meade, Samuel H. Watts, James H. Cox, E B. Hicks. E. P. Scott, William S. Archer, Marcus J. Gaines. Robert Alion, R. A. Thompson, V. Witeher, A. A. Chapman, V. W. Southall, John B. Calwoll, John Janney, David Hall, Musooe Oarnett, Jr. Wm. P. Morgan, Riohard H. Toler, Robert Butler, Hill Carter, Tim. Rives, E. P. Hunter, Robert R. Prentis, William Seymour, Thomas Hill, William B. Preston. John W. Tyler, Rev. R. Johnaton, Charlea Hunton, Allen T. Capertou. (toorg? Rust. Jti M. Stephenson, W. P. Conway, Chariea W Ruasell. Alex. R. Huiladay. All tho whig delegate* are Frauds W. Scott, Taylor men, and will John W. Hungerford, probably rote for him In T. H. Bayly, convention. Henry A. Wise, M. B. Scawell, R. R. Oarrett, Wm. O. Good, H. L. Hopklna. W. C. Klournoy. Thomas M. labell, George H. Lee. J. M. Bennett, Adam Crawford, J. T. SuodgrasH. Corbln Braxton, Wm. F. Ritchie, W. D. Leake, C. P. Ooodall, Jamoa McDowell, John Letcher, Dr. E. Wataon, William McCoy, Robert Crockett, Samuel McCamant, John B. Floyd, Fayotte McMullen. NORTH CAROLINA. Jit largt. Jit largr. Weldon N. Edwarda. John M. Morehead, Robert Strange, John Kerr, Diitrictt. Diitricti. William S. Ashe, Daniel B. Baker, L. H. Marateller. George Da via. J. W. B. Oarrett, N. W. Woodtln, E. J. Hale. SOUTH CAROLINA. QKORQTA. At large. 'A/ large. M. Hall McAllister, Geo. W. Crawford, A. H. Chappell, James A Merrlwethor, Districts. Districts. C.J. MoDonald, Hon. T. B. King, T. M. Konnnu, Willard Boynton, K H. ('one. Kldrldge O. Cablncss, K. H. Baxter, E.Y.Hill, W. L Benning, W. Y Haniell, J. S. Pinckard, K. D. Moore, Wm. B. Pryor, N. <i. Poster, Wm. H. Hull. L. J. tiartrell. FLORIDA. Jit large. ? R. J. Most*, L. O'B. Branch, A. H. Cole, Districts. ? W. B. Wynns, ?? W. A. Kaln, J. C. McGehee, K. A. Southall, S. R. Mallory, C.T.Jenkins, Jesse Carter. James G. Dell. ? ALABAMA. At large. C. C. Langdon, Jobn A. Winston. H. 8. Lerert. William L. Yancey. J. Perrinn, Districts. Robert Desha, T. Sandford, H. F. Sterns, J. A. Stallwortli, Wm. Byrd, D. Solomon, R. V. Montague, P. A. Wray, O. B. Hall, A. C. Gordon, Thos. McC. Prince, 8. Hydonfelt, ? Porter, A.J. SafTeld. ? Whitfield, C. M. Jackson, ? Snidicor, Porter King, ? Baldwin, Sydenham Moore, F. J. Moore, I'rice William*, W W. Roby, ! J. E. Moore, Frederick Tate, Robert Scott. M. A. King. William Aoklln, P. H. BritUn. F. W. Bowdon, William II. Uarrett. MISSISSIPPI. At Imrtt. Patrick W. Tompkins, Joseph W. Chalmers. Geo. W. Harper, Alexander O. McNutt. James Dupree, Districtt Samuel Kelly, Daniel B. Wright, Luke Lea, 'ieorge W. L. Smith, O. Hamilton, VV. W Mc Willie, David Gordon, I. A. Ventriss. William Chamber*, [All for Taylor J LOUISIANA. lohn Slidrll, Wm. Braahear, Kmile la Sere, Allen Pierce, W H. wilder, ChM M Conrad. Jr P. Augustin. Felix Labatnt, R*|., Dr. Crockett, Philip Mahcr, F.*q , Samuel Locke. B F. Winchester, Jlark WookrulT. S. J. Peter*, Esq., W. S. Kendall, Preston W. Farrar, 3-. W. Palfrey, O. P Jackson, W. K Stylos, 8. S Prentiss, r'dmund Randolph, U. B. Duncan, : (. N. Carrigan, Jo*. M. Wray, Esq , 1 1. C. Beattie, J Q. Pierson, . lohn K. I.abranche, M. Hurley, T. N William*. Lafayette Saunders, lame* S. McFarland, Wm Spark*. W. C. S. Ventres*, Cuthbert Bullitt, , lame* J. Pugh. James Ritchie. u*taT<' Leroy, Thomas L. Randall. ^ \ugu*tin Duplantier. ? 3 J.Fluker, Jr. F. M. Henford, tV. B Robertson. tenon Leileau. Jr i " .1artin U- lN?nn, p ^ftHtgomer? Sloan, ?? ff. k. cowgiii, ? :" feUx Huston. , J, l\ i?. I>?TIU*OI?, "J 1 B. Semine*. , I. S. Bryce, J Berry, lobert <'?<! >. ?? I L.Tinonr, V H Whlttlngton, P. O. Moore. V. B. Preioott. , I. C. Duko, J J. D. Moulton, Texulft. . L. BroMMrd, ? >. Broumaril. ?? I. Kant on. ? I i. Spl?ni\ ??- , V. K.OriWn, I >r. Crigton, ? l . L. Moore, i. Durllng, j leorge Spencer, ? ?i t. J. Chumhlin, > r. H. Jonea, V'm. Perkinn, ? m ohn 8. Gilbert, , J. T. IlleharJuon, I. W. Downs. ? ... XF.XAS. . .. U. Kvana, ?? bleu Davla, ? . ol?n A. Urcer, '. M. Curn-y, *' r J. Chamber*. ' Vith the Senator* auJ Re- J* aTenentattrea of the State 1 la (.'ongreM. ?- 10 * in m il LI mrt I WH LD. ?. 11 ~ xa Pr1c? Twt CraM. DEMOCRAT! MI'IT AT HAL WHIOf MRKT AT fKILADFLTiMoir. mat 'i'i fHiA, ii'nr 7. ARKANSAS. William <Jr?y, H. M. Hwiur, K 0 lUnlfy M. V. Ward, N. M. Foster. Solon Borland, T B Flournoy, D. B (Jeer. Benjamin Taylor, A. J. Rainy, ? Isaac Buttiir, C. E. Moore. C Trousdale. . * TF.NNkSSRS. Jit large. .famea Vfi Williamson, . Joseph C. Guild. John Bell, Diitrictt. John H. ('roller, A brain MeCUUan, Win M. Cocke, W. M. iftokely, Wm Morgan, J (ftM.rUuuisey, Thomai C Whlteildea if. M. Wattersou, A. M. Balientyne, James Fulton, William L. Hodman James M. Arent, Thomas Martin, ?K. <i. F.astman, ?? W. B. Johnion, ?? W W Lea, Phillip B. Glen. KENTUCKY. At large. John A. MeCluag, Judge James Campbell Dieiricte. Ianim B. Husbands, _ William R. OrHBth' -?-1* (ieorgc T. Wood, Littleton Beard, ^ James W. Hays. ? 'W~ -s Joitiah A. Jackson, ' t ' Robert Mallnry, ? Jamn? Harlan, John B. Houaton, Benjamin K. Budlnger OHIO. At large. At large. Alfred P. Kdgarton, Joseph Vance, David T. Disney. John Sloane. IXetricte. Dietrich. Willi.m V U S I ' Hnmmndlau. Alexander P. Miller, Lewi* D. Campbell, J W McCorkle. Peter Odlin, John A. Corwiu. Benjamin 8. Stanton, Knitiry D. Potter. Kalpb P Buckland, John l>. Breslin. Edward Hamilton, S. W. Johnson, Jobn Cochran, John Ulovar, John Sherman, t). A. Robertson, V. B. Horton, Samuel Medary, Virtulon Rich, T. W. Hartley, James M. Bell, L. L. Smith. John Dayenport, Thomas M. Drake, John A. Bingham. Thomas C. Vincent, 11. B. Hurlburt, D. P. Ledbetter, Daniel R. Tilden, Henry H. Gregg. William R. Perkins, John Larwlll. Newton Ounn. John E. Howden, D. W. Hubbard. INDIANA. larft. ? A. S. Burnett, John U. Pettit. ?? Districti. James Lockhart, ?? E. O. English, ? F. S Donfour, S. K. Porkins. J. P. Chapman, John R. Jonea, James M. Oregg. Addition M. Crane, Gilbert Hathaway, T. P. Randall. ILLINOIS. Jl! largr. C. F,. Porter, John D. Whiteside. Lisle Smith, iHitricii. Churchill Colling. W. C. Kinney, D. Brafnard, W. D. Latshaw, R. B. Slocumb, L. R. English, 11 B Truett. M. McConnull. MICHIGAN. .'?( largr. Jll largr. D. C. Whitwood, Joseph R. William*, Alexander H. Redfleld. Addison C. Coma took. Di*trict$. Ditlrich. Austin K. Wiii^, Samuel Baratow, Leander Chapman, Charles P. Babcock, Kdwardil. Thompson. K. W. Peck. IOWA. Democratic conrontion to meet on the flrit of June. Iowa will probably bo re presented In the Balti more convention by, ?? Whitaker, ? Kastman, Kmerion, Clarke. MISSOURI. Thomas Gray, W. H Thompson, Benjamin K. Hickman, <J. Porter. Thninu Van Sw<.?riiiiri.n Willi, n. A. H. Martin, Thomas J. Tatbott, O. M. Bower. George C. Sibley, John Jameson, Dr. Rhodes, James M. Hughe*, William Jewall, John Grave*, J. Curd, D. R. Atchinson, William H. Russell, W. P. Hall, Coleman Younger, N. Burrowed. Thoma* K. Birch, Wm. D. Sappington, William K. Moberly, Robert C. r.wing, G. W. Samuel, John S. Phelp*. John P. Campbell, Jame* S. Rain**, William S. Field, John M. Richardson, Mr. Ogleaby, Robert Brown, Robert C. Harrison, < Hiram Blackledg*, K. C. Dart*, M. Blair. William Mayo, Samuel Treat. John A. Trigg, William U. Maupin, Jame* Simpaon, Mr. Grover: John W. William*. William Steele, Gen. George R. Smith, J. B. McCabe, Benjamin Wilson, Roe*. Samuel H. Woodien, Johnston Palmer. Jr., George Douglass, R. A. Bond, J. Snyder, Voimiol IVIIlon J. V. I honuult, W H. Crawford, Peter C. Everett, H. P Watkin*, N. W. Watkins, John Porry, Caleb Cox, >5j Charles A. Davla, ja p Richard Watson, W D. D. Mitchell, *' A. Carr, John H. F.dwardit. ^ Wisconsin. Jit large O. Colo, I. P Helfenstein, J. C. Hutchinson, 4 Beriah Brown E. D. Murray, District t. F. H. Eastman. E. O. Ryan. ?? rt'lrain Knowlton. The Kmigrant Wharf lu th? Fifth Ward. kl? F.DITOR Vour correspondent, ' Fifth Ward," appear* to think hat as the citicen* of thi* ward havo ondurad an Insurable nuisance for Home yearn, thoy ought now to b?? rilling to have all the emigrants landed and aeeommolated with shanties. in their midst, and that the Idea f disease is all humbug The teatiinony of over sixty if our most eminent physicians?many of whom ar? onnccted with our public institution*?in too conlusive as to the effect of landing all the emigrant* in ny densely populated part of our city Oesldei. the ndiscriminate landing of the differeut nation*, from icalthy and unhealthy ships, all in on* (pot. must enlander the health of the emigrants themselves ; and a* here Is so much spact on the island, where plenty of oom can be had. where non* would l>e injured thereby. rhy not take them, say north of Thirtieth or Fortieth treets ' The commissioners have plenty of mean*? rlth a steamboat in their employ. I could, at a trifling xpense. transport those that wish to go into th* Intelor. to the steamboat landing-1, ami there i* scarcely a loubt but that the steamboats would stop at any point i?r them. I have snuffed tlw delectable effluvia'' for Ifteen years, and yet prefer it to the SHIP FEVER. From tiif Ki<? Grande.?The schooner Gen. ?iucoln. Captain Talbot, arrived from the month or 1 he Rio Orande yesterday, after a quick passage of liri'v 'Hi v .sne nroujnt orer *ia uw in nuuion lo H I'Mnmck k Co. At the time the *alled the *ehoon r? Vinltur ?nd McNoal were ia port, to **11 the nnt lay for thin plant. The Sarah Jan" wu lying off the he bar There wa* no new* whatever from above.? lew Orlrani Pirayuttt, 7tk iiMf. GrtKRAi, iS< orr.?The Council of Savannah ?T? pa*?ed a resolution InvttlnK OenermI Scott to , \at city and tendering to him the public hospitality h>- railroad* In th<> vicinity have tendered to him>-elf n?l xultr a free pa**age over their road* ( Kxtknsion of thk Tki.hukafii.? We understand, ?ys the A/ton (III.) 7V/?*rn/>/i, that a number of ant* an- now engaged In dep?>*iting the wirci Intend I for the telegraphic 11 dm betwoen thU elty and pringflekd. along the entire route, and that they will *tretched on the pout* with all practicable dl?pateh he comniunicntini) between the two place* will thcr?. re be lu op<r?tlou in the course of a fowl wv J

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