The McKinney Messenger. (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 6, No. 27, Ed. 1 Friday, September 14, 1860 Page: 1 of 4
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THOMAS <36 DARNALL,
" The Virtue nd Intelligence of the Peoples-Ike ujr |^tt«rd of our IJbortles."
M° KINNEY, COLLIN COUNTY, T
THE BELL Ol" TENXE8SHE.
iloar the Tenuetseun Hell!
The "nation' " Belli
The people—ah! the people know
Us intonations well!
Yes, its notes so full and clear,
Iluve reached the " nation's ear!"
Then let it ring!
Let if swing!
With, a hearty " clwg-altny I"
And with gl e!
OI to every Union'man
'Tis a welaime, glofl pean ! -
boift this igff rlou* land.
Then strike tills "'joyal Bell,"
Till all " patriotic bosoms " swoll!
Let it tell 1 tell! tell!
its " Union" rhymes!
Let it ring! ring! ring!
With a merry " cling-a-liny t"
Aud the peoplo they will Iluten
To its chimes.
For when the people hear
Those Union notes so clear,
As they swell!
As they swell!
From the good oíd " Union Bell"—
l¿v«r few t
They will hearken to its peals—
They will buckle on their shields—
They will triumph in the battle—
Which is near I
Aye! let it strike! strike! strike!
For its "Union tono" wo like!
Peal it louder! with a ivill!
Strike it harder! harder still/
And with glee! -
For the harder you cau strike it,
The better wo shall like it!
Then Ilurruh for the Bell
There's not a cheaper thing on earth,
Nor yet ono half so dear; •
'Tis worth more tluin distinguished birth,
Or thousands gained a your.
It lends the day anew delight;
'Tis virtue's firmest shield ;
And add's more beauty to the night,
Than nil the stars may yield.
Itmaketh poverty content,
To sorrow whispers peace j
It is a gift from Heaven sent
For mortals to increase.
It meets you with s suiile at nieru ;
It lulls yon to repose;
A tto<wer fiir pour ana peasant titirn,
An ovei'lasting rose.
A charm to banish grief away,
To snatch the brow from care;
Turns tears to smiles, makes dullness gay,
Spreads gladness everywhere.
Aud yet 'tis cheap as summer dew,
That gems the lily's breast;
A talisman for lore, as true
As over man possessed.
As smiles llio rainbow through the cloud,
When threat'ningstorm begins—
As music 'mid the tempest loud,
That still its sweet way wins—
As springs nil arch across the tide,
Whore waves conflicting foam,
So comes this seraph to our side,
This angel to our home.
What may this wondrous spirit he,
What power endear'd before?
This charm, this bright divinity-
flood temper—'tis the choicest gift
That woman,homeward brings,
And can the poorest peasant lift
To bliss unknown to kings.
Wlint I Love
I love tt\<> ocean's heaving breast,
Its"' .ng, dashing loam;
The gv #ic spring, whose crystal tours
I)o mark the streamlet's home.
1 lovo them nil—but give to mo
A thus and steadfast hand;
An iioxKST heart, whose ov'ry pulso
Cements pure friendship's baud.
I love a friend—yes—truly, where
Deceit has ne'er been known,
Where whispor'd words of hallow'd truth
Breathe accents all their own.
A friend! the glow that melts tho heart
To deeds of untold lovo,
And leads it* sister spTHt on
' To joy and poaoe. above.
lateB, while the
of the North
" A Bad Clyiractor.
|i We always were aware of the ibipor-
' tance of preserving a good reputation
For truth and honesty, but wo have
[met with nothing lately so wall cal-
I culatee! to impress tho disadvantages
I of having a bad character tlpou the
|mind, as tbo following anecdote:
A mortal fevor prevailed on board
Bhip at sea, and a negro man was
sppointed to throw tho bodies of those
vho died from time to time, ovorbonrd.
)ne day when thecaptaiu was ou deck,
saw the negro dragging out of
i forecastle a sick tuan who.was strug-
violently to extricate himself
Dm" the negro's grasp, and renronstra-
ag very bitterly against tho cruelly
|f being buried alive.
"What are you going to do with
list man, you black rascal!" said the
•'Going to throw him overboard,
|assa, causo he dead!"
I "Dead I you scoundrel," said the
d, "don't you see he moves and
"Yes, massa, I know he says he no
Í, but ho always lie so nobody nov
when to believo him!"
lie tears of the compassionate, are
beter than dewdrops from roses on
bosom of the earth.
Messrs. 0. W. Paschal aud J. U. Souson—
The undersigned, a portion of your
fellow citizens, of various party affili-
ations, believe the time has come when
the conservatism of the country should
be aroused into action, and therefore
address you in reference to the forma-
tion of a Union Electoral ticket for
the coining Presidential election upon
the basis herein set forth.
We,can but regard the present con
dltibn of our poli '
of the Nal
port of thi
comes up iu solid phalanx to tho sup
port of Mr. Liucoln. Believing that
Sectionalism is the co-woiker c>f dis-
union, wo regard it the first duty of
the conservative men, North and
South, to prevent, if possible, the elec-
tion of a Sáctioual candidate.
We propose a union Of the national
men of Te*aa to effect this end. To
rely upon the leaders of the parly
which has nominated Mr. Breckinridge
is folly, wheu we consider their well
matured plans, and open declarations.
While we believe that the great body
of the masses supporting that ticket,
are true to the Union, wo cannot shut
our eyes to the fact, that the promi-
nent disunionisls, who have disturbed
the country for years, are the prime
movers of the party. They have pre-
sented candidates of former conserva-
tive views, hoping thus to draw to
their ranks national men and involve
them in the issue of disunion, which
tliey proclaim is to come upon the
election of Mr. Lincoln. Believing
that they are insincere in their sup-
pott" of Mr. Breckinridge and that
their chief object is the dissolution of
the government, we do not wish to see
tho vote of Texns frittered away upon
an impracticable candíate, merely to
promote disunion, when it may be
made available to de(mt the great
Sectional candidate, Mv'Xincoln.
The masses of several of the South-
ern Stales have already declared
against the patty whic/i n supporting
Mr. Breckinridge. Bis association
with men of the Yaiwev and Rhett
school, and üie CfmurfiW rtoue oi
advocates have alarmedfthe people.—
"That handwriting is u|>on the wall,"
and he who cannot see that
Breckinridge and Lane are not 'he men,
in whom we can trust to defeat Lin-
coln and liamlin, must either have
his political vision obscured by igno
ranee or prejudice. Yet, in the face
of this fact, the leaders of that party
in tho South, persist in their support,
denouncing all those who desire
Union, embracing the friends of
Messrs Bell and Douglas, as well as
those who are committed to tho sup
port of neither of tho candidates, and
though by their persistont support of
Breckinridge and Lane, (when their
chances of eleotion are hopeloss,) tho
election of Lincoln is almost rendered
certain, tjiey threaten n dissolution of
the Union, upon the happening of that
We oannot believo that our fellow
citizens of Texas desire disunion.—
Wo believe they value the blessings of
our government too highly, lo rashly
stake thein upon the eleotion of Mr
Breckinridge; atul we therefore will
appeal to their patriotism in this time
of danger and ask tbem to come for
ward, laying aside for the time their
political and partisan prejudices, and
effect a union by which tho vote of
Texas may be certainly cast ngainst
the Northern Sectionnl candidate.—
Uegarding Mr. Bell and Mr. Douglas
as national nieu, we believe their views
on minor topics are.of Iohs importance
than the permanency of the govern-
ment, aud that lo preserve it for pos
terity, we can well afford to bury po-
litical animosities until the common
anger has passed.- D64tevlt g that
Mr. Breckinridge lins no chanco what
ewr of election, we ¡•Wtrtrtt" would be
folly and madness in such a case to
throw away tho voto of Texas upon
him; but that tho defeat of Sectional
ism being tho great object, it should
be given to either of the candidates
who shall have the greatest strength to
defeat Mr. Lincoln.
Upon this basis wo desire to unite
tho opponents of sectionalism in Tex-
as. Wo desire to support an electoral
ticket which shall be left free to vote
for the most n v a i 1 a b I o candidates
ngainst Lincoln and Liamlin. We
desire this to he a Union Ticket, and
while unpledged to either of the can-
didates, to be regarded as an expouent
of the Uniou sentiment of Texas.
Though the supporters of Mr.
Breckinridge indignantly spurn the
ideh of such n union here, where they
rely upon their strength, elsowhero
where tSéy are woak thay have advo
eated it. In New York, Pennsylvania,
Virginia and other States, where parly
divisions promiso -defeat, they aro the
zonltfus champions of fusion with the
friends of Mr. Douglas. In New
Jersey, they have in their convention
adopted tho very plan we propose.—
If sincere in their desire .to defeat
Lincoln, tlicy will not interposo ob-
stacles iu the way of such a move-
ment here.- •
The comtnen sense of the people
cannot fail to see, that it is rashness
to trust the safety of this government
in the hands of a sot of men who preach
its destruction upon the election of
Lincoln, while they at tho same time
are dividing the strength which would
otherwise defeat himj by tho support
of a candidato who has no chance of
an election. Tbo masses are neither
blind nor fooliqfy, #pd. when M>ey see wishes of those who
r~" "— — — axiom "
to discriminate befweiai^
and Vice President. <fjja
that the o h o i o e w J, ,
House of Representative, by
States, after a most ofceft,.
This led to an amoudim '
stitution, so far as lo re
toral Colleges to disorfi
the first and secoud
there is only a moral
tho will of the ÉteSÍí
shall voto, however,
Itpve tho Unipn pf tpo mupb value, to
be sacrificed in a hopeless struggle for
the olectiop of au already doomed
Besides insuring the vote of Texas
to count ngainst Lincoln, the Union
movement here inaugurated cannot
fail to encourage the opponents of
sectionalism elsewhere, and inspire the
hope that Liucoln may yet be defeat-
ed. The moral force of our exertion
may have this cftoct; and even though
'we may not triumph over sectionalism
here, our exertions will be well re-
The names of Hon. B. II. Epperson,
as Elector for the State at large, and
Hon. Wm. Stodmnn, as Eleolor for the
Eastern District, bavo already been
proposed by the friends of the Union
in the East. In connection with them,
and iu accordauoo with the views
herein set forth, wo have determined
to present your names as Elector for
the State at largo, and Elector for tho
Western District, respectively, if the
same meets your approbation..
Hoping that in this lime of public
danger, you will not withhold your
names and services, we are,
Very respectfully yours,
E. M. Pease, E. B. Tumor, A. J.
Hamilton, A. H. Chalmers, of Wil-
liamson o o u u t y, E. W. Cuvo, G.
Schleicher, of Bexar county, Jno. Han-
cock, W. C. Philips, F. W. Chandler,
E. W. Talbot, of Williamson, M. C.
Hamilton, J. H. Ilerudou, R. N. Lane,
G. W. Davis, Frank Gidhart, \I. C.
Dardon, W. G, Mayuard, J. B. Wil-
son, R. M. Johnson, W. II. Carr, Rob-
ert Barr, W. D. Price, C. G. Palm,
Eil. jJIarriunJon. R. J. Lambetl. J. W
Perry, Aug. Ri,n P. T. lwffau, J.
Miner, W. Stiles, M. W. Xowmstmd,.
J. M. Swisher, W. P. DeNormandie,
M. A. Taylor, John T. Allan, A. B.
Slaughter, Enoch Johnson, D. B. Kin-
ney, J. M. W. Hall, Goo. Hancock,
W. D. Carriugton, D. W. C. Baker,
Tho9. Baker, S. W. Baker, G. l'au-
vert, A. Smith, C. Spalding, Swnnte
Palm, Jas. H. Raymond, Jas. Philips,
E. D. Renfro, J. S. Perry, H. W.
Tóug, A. llensinger, Juo
W. M. Booth, L. D. Carriugton, W.
L. llobards, J. 8. Napier, W. T. Nor-
ton, A. G. Buddiugton, S. M. Swenson,
W. J. Pendleton, Jno. Davidson, J. S.
Pen rod, James E. Ranck, Pi W.
Humphreys, E. Goodmau, C. R. Hall,
of Bastrop, Jos. Rowe, O. II. Millican,
Jenkins Davis, N. 0. Raymond, L. B.
Moore, B. R. Towtisend, Euos Woof
ter, J. II. Walker, B. F. Johnson, T.
H. Tumey, L. B. Collins, J. M. Bonnet,
Thos. J. Randolph, D, Ft Waddell,
W. S. Taylor, D. R. D. Cheezum, II.
Austin. Texas, Sept. 3d, 18C0.
To E. M. Peask, E. B. Turner, A. J.
Hamilton, A. H. Chalmers, E. W.
Cave, G. Schleicher, John Han-
cock, W. C. Philips, and others :
Gentlemen:—Your esteemed favor,
desiring my name upon a Presidential
electoral ticket, pledgéd to the support
of. the most 'avai¡able candidate against
the nominees of the Black Republican
party, is before me; ond the patriotic
conteuts have been considered; and
they meet a cordial response from me.
Years ago I formed the determination
not to become n candidato for atiy of-
fice of prii$t or trust. I have never
censed, however, to take a deep inter
est in tho political welfare of the
counlry. But I have believed, that
we are sadly in waul of a larger class
of indopondont citizens, who study the
iheory and best iuteregts of the Gov-
ernment, who discuss every issue be-
fore tho people, and who yet bt}vu no
ambition for the proferment aud emol-
uments of office.
Reluctant as I feel to depart from
the courso which I have marked out
for myself, yet I cannot refuse, in this
case, to allow tho' yso of my name for
llie patriotic purposes iudicated in
The wisdom of our fathers in choos-
ing a chief magistrate by the indirect
electoral system, has sometimes been
questioned. The thoory iutonded, was
to allow each State, in its own way,
upon b singlo day, to select men of
tried judgment nncl patriotism, whose
duty it should bo, upon tho same day,
to voto for men of undoubted integri-
ty for the offices of President and
It wni not then supposed that the
claims of tho aspirants would be con-
sidered by the peoplo thomsolves.—
es the jtlia
ticket has been formed between tho
friends of Douglas and Bull, a union
which will soctiro the great mass of J geo]
the Combined ¡Democratic and Amari- J
can vote of 185(1, Which boat Fremont
eighty thomund, although, for want of
uuiou, tliut livncherous sectional Re-
publican carried the colossal State.
In Pennsylvania and' Virgiuiu, vain
attempts have been made to unite the
Democracy, whichYia divided upon otjior j am
" Breckinridge., I mtpqia l>av« the
a, almost the united Jt)e- I would-
nfid manv of the Umat
Iron he has no
' ¡cal dil'iaÜona
1,' cud of th< U
ir ticket 1;
nd my vie;
ainst * Li iii
chance ifotever, n
ba gft evety Spui
o«lif he, conk
. , tis^nd
fess memoraWo in I
ted in the ptiblio min
rence to the seoond'
iu tbe Constitution-rfrtli
by tho majority óff L
the noiise of Repreae
the popular will, «a'Mt
pluralities* was dofeaUd ki'
to elect General Jaottaod;V.t'tfte polls
and in the Eleotor^jn C^g^i. The
National Convention «ysV'.ij bnc, since
thnt lime, destroyed, the>rousai;vntive
check which it was sy;- pdied the
small StateB would exeron* Over largo
States iu the usé of niiiugji.oal Majori-
ties. In the present «eptéAl, the Na-
tional Convention syatuniia'a^f^jled to
produce tho unanimity \f!Uoh at first
charjicterized' it. When jiahies wero
divided upon great nAtioiiVnl principies
growing out of the <ot^liru<nion of
tho federal constitutioufWiftrtllfipolioy
and ewRiny of admi[:i ter|ng the
governtnent, two National'.Conven-
tions absorbed all tbe eleiMJlts of af-
finity and diversity of opjnion. The
result was tho sucoess of, the Demo-
cratic parly in four aoptepts, and of
the Whig party in two; set-
tlement and abandonment >f the prac-
tical issues upon Which dWiaions had
But unfortunately in thf settlement
of old issues, new' onéa^.oók
places, of far inore exqitir.g an(
gerous character; ihó owwirshi,
existence of tho pr6porty*ti*one half
the States, in various forii^i, became
the subject of discussion
tional legislature, ll
pose to truce the hisi
troversy, or to demonstra.
friends of the iustitution,
•Unit, had it.had nfi ene
cussion never would have been had.
With tho compromises "of 18Ó0,
and with the "fiuulity" oj^ihat basis,
adopted by both polilical parlies in
18ó2, I was satisfied. So with the
principle of uon-intervenli&i enacted
in the Kansas Nebraska bj^of 18S4,
aud affirmed in llie Cincinnati plat-
form of 1850, I was contalit, however
much I deplorod the renewal of the
The Presidential contest of 1850,
for the first time presented tho danger-
ous spectacle of a Presidential caudi;
dale with au doctoral ticket in only
sixteen States, which, however, had
enough votes to have elected him.—
The Democratic party pressuted candi-
dates upon a national basis, satisfactory
to tho Amerioau people, us tho result
For with a third candidate in the
field, who received nearly one million
popular votos, and carried one South-
ern Stale, ihe Demooratio ticket was
triumphantly o I e c t e d. Had there
been no desire for change, or explana-
tion of principle—no useless divisions
upon impracticable abstractions—a
similar result would certainly have
followed this year.
With n united South against the
seciionai candidates of seventeen
States of ¡i party which .absorbs the
old abolition forces, lusigniiloant in
themselves, but exceedingly dangerous
as a controlling element of thi* vast
accessions which it has received from
tho old Whig and Democratic spoils
men; nnd with a numeric! majority
of the whole North ami ,VW*t, sound
upon tito Utrtfttfi+J
the equal rights of the fit-Jv.-"'-' real-
ly hnd nothing to fear.FTjie ,gtS#l
elements in the North, wnicli*npport-
od tho Democratic and American tick-
eta in 185G, arc to day reliable against
the fell purposes of the Republicans
and disuuiouists, .aud att that is now
necessary to secure success is to make
this common sentiment in favor of tho
preservation of the government avail-
able. Wo must forget old dijl'orenoos
and their obsoleto nild impracticable
cansos ¡ and wo must unite upon tho
common principle of sustaining the
government ngainst the shock which
tho ultraists, North ant) South, have
preferred to such a uniou, -From tho
madmen who prefer a crisis lo success;
from the one idea men wlio mutt have
'all or uoue," nothing is expected ;
but from the conservative, Union lov-
ing men of every antecedent, thoro Is
much to hdpe. Such art prepared to
deal with things as tliey aro. *
Iu New Jersey, a Northern Slate,
where their statute law protect the
rights of the slaveholder, llie Doinq^galos, and of the two Slate* "which
1ms «ad Johnson^ with a Mr prospect
of suwws,. ;
Thq mult ofitlie rocwit oluctions in
Kentucky, Missouri, Arkansas, Ala-
bama, and Oregon, clearly prove to my
mind, that the cause of Breckinridge
and Lane, in those States, is utterly
hopeless. And I hazard nothing in
predicting that tho.- September and
October elootious iu California, Penn-
sylvania, Georgia, Florida, Indiana,
Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi,
Ohfo, South Carolina and Vermont
will demonstrate lo the most devoted,
intelligent nnj cptKljd mett i « tbv
Unión, that those gentlemen are utterly
out of tho race. Viewed from this
stand point, it is unneoessaiy that I
should more than allude to the bolting
and secession moaus by which tho
candidates wore brought into the field,
or the disloyal sontiments to the union
of tho leading advocates of that ticket.
The idea tlmt tbe movement is the first
step towards disunion has taken such
strong bold of the public mind, that ne
one hopos for its suooess Jieioro the
people, and all candid men beliovo that
it would bo aliko hopeless in the House,
Bhould it possibly receive enough eleo
toral votes to get there.
Tho true position of the whole field
can be stated in a few words:
The 120 electoral votos of tho South-
ern States will be divided between Bell,
Douglas and Breckinridge—much' the
largest popular and electoral vote, pre-
ferring Bell; 32 more votes will'be
wanliug for suocess. in defeating Lin-
coln. These can only be got by a
union of conservativo men in Illinois,
Indiana, Pennsylvania, New York, New
Jersey, California,.Oregou, Connecticut
and such ether States (ts there,is Uo|
Republican cause. Whh sucti a
test before us, it sapors of tho greatest
bigotry to say that either of the three
candidates is so immeasurably more
sound than the others, that his advo
cates maleo Lincoln their second choice.
I hold no principle in Texas, which
I would not own anywhere in the
Union, Therefore, as I would, were I
a citizen of Illinois or New Jersey,
readily bear tbe Douglas standard, the
Bell standard, tho Breckinridge stan
«lard, or the fusion standard, to pievont
tho diro calamity of llio election of
sectional Black Republican candidato,
so I soo no roason why in Texas, I, in ay
not be one of the standard bearers of
mon, who, disagreeing in antecedents
and many minor issues, and as to dis
trading dogmas, yot agree that it is
the duly oí all national minded men
'to cast thy voto of Texas in tho mati'
tier that it will be the most successful
both iu its moral inilttonce and practi
cAl results, to defent tho candidates of
tho Chicago Convention.
Were the electors at present in the
Held pledged to such a courso, or was
there hope that they would, uiidor any
circumstances, adopt such a nocessily,
I would not consent to tbe present
movement, but would cordially support
them. But they, and indeed all Texas,
occupy a peculiar posilion. Willi the
exception of a very short interval,
there has never been but ono organized
pally in Texas. That charges itself
with having, for the last iwfc years,
been beaten with what they call unor
ganizud opposition to the organized
Democracy', thereby admitting that
tliey have not tho confidence of a ma
jority of voters. At tho Galvestou
o ..u&ui:nn last May, they adopted
pliitfonn of the moot ultra character
ono which asserted, as u principle of
Democracy, that aStato has tho right
to seccde from the Uuion, ns well bo-
cause of the aggressions of the Federal
government, an of the violation of the
Constitution by nny sister State, or, in
fact, for any causo, which tho majority
of a Stato muy choose to Assign. It is
not strange that the delegates of such
n Convention should bolt from ^ Na
tional Doinooralic Convention.
Tho old and partial friends of Gen-
eral HOUSTON were, until recently,
supporting him as the people's candi
date for tho Presidency. In view of
the crisis which the dislratited state of
our country is hastening, that patriot
and hero has withdrawn from the coo-
lest. The electors appointed at Gal-
veston to support the Nstional Demo-
cratic ticket, have readily construed
their duties to txtend to the dt.'indon-
ment of thnt ticket, so fur as dberé is
any, and to give thpir supporrto the
candidate ol tho 105 snood i ug dole
ever should have
I regret that
Should the tic'
connected, be ele¡í>M<fyM415
voles bo chosen i
God grant) I shi
hold conferencia 'with the ■ lectors of
other States, and, if posstbky to pro
duuo unanimity among th« eleotoral
colleges upon/ tlidhetroBi iit or tnoit
available canpidivtw, rather than to
risk the resultUn the Xlot 4 of Repre-
sentatives where it i"
With those who believe that no
union is necessary, because thoy prefer
" CRISIS," I have no sym
I feel it my duty to
riih the yf *
woúíd -be very un
the ,, ... r ^
I am uot prepared for a dissóluti
this great and glorious Government.
Civil war will have to precede disunion.
And. whatever. batlles'X may fight wifl
be for the preservation of tho Const!
tulion and the Union, uot for the de'
struction of the Utter beoaiise the
former has been violated. That has
several times ocourred; and " the
virtue, intelligence, and discriminating
justice of the Americau people," ap-
plied the Constitutional remedy and re-
pealed the obnoxious laws through
their representatives. My confidence
iu this axiom is unshaken, nor would
tbo loss of a single election caused by
divisions upon abstractions and useless
dogmas, shake that confidence.
I therefore aooept the position of
elector; and in the tiames of the Con-
stitution aud the Union, and of the
necessity of united action, I promise
to make the ticket successful, if my
exertions, aided by the great, maim, Iftg fals^dMH fctt
can accomplish it. . now doing «0 f
■ .trei&et, • ' '
I remain, with
crulio organization, with a largo tiin-
jolity for Breckinridge, in solemn con-
Bui the theory failed in tho contest!vontion put forward a fuiion ticket for
between Jefferson and Burr, although ¡Breckinridge, Bell and Douglas. In
the former was kr.own to bo tho choice! New York, which is roa'ly tho groat|against Lincoln, If it be true that lie
of the people, yet tho Colleges failed bnltlo field of this contest, a fusion'is purely a Southern, sectional, candi
that was meta.. H
would bfc dealt out tb
Such was our faith at
port was made, and
reason since to ch
The author of tl .
Henry Brpwo, has slnoe
editor of the BeltoO De
his p^per he has hereideihin poojuao-
lion with th News, the Telegraph,
tho Gazelle, and the Dallas Herald,
tho fnct that numbers of free negroAs
hare returned to slavery in this St
under tho laws passed at the same
session this report wits made. This ie
Another strong ovidenoe of the beuofi-
cent system as it exists in Texas.
Üütjutt previous to the lata tUclion,
a sudden-ohange came over tbe editor*
of the papers we have named. These
men, who were so thoroughly imbued
with the "enthusiasm lihd poetry" ol
the institution, .who were so "keenly
sensible of the mutual affection exist*
ing between the wbim and black
members of the household," thnt they
wished to flood our shores with «mu
Africans frssh from the wilds of their
native country,—these men we any,
just pretious to ike late election, find
reason for « sudden And radioal ohange
of opinion.' Tlieir papers for nearly a
mouth, hAve been fu|l of nothing bat
insurrection end inoendiarism. Now
we ask them,, why this nnexpeoted
ohange! Has Mm HAtors of^he negro
undergone a redlenl and ¡total refolu-
tiofl, or was
cause of your;
formed llio Soulliern, Soctional, South
Carolina Convention at Richmond.—
They plead that ho is the only South-
ern candidate, and the oiiiy chance
A little.over-two years «60, John
neury Brown, then a Representative
from. Galveston, introduced into the
LIouso of . Representatives a set of res-
olutions on the subject of re-opening
the Afrioan Slave Trade. Upon these
resolutions, lie, as Chairman of tbe
Committee, brought in "A Report and
Treatise on Slavery, aud the Slavery
Agitation," which was printed in pam-
phlet form by order of the House at
cost of $3,450 50 cts., and scattered
over tho country. This report may
therefore be assumod as an autlioritu
tive expression on tbe part of lliosu
in favor of re-opening the African
Slavo trade. It was indorsed l y the
Gazette, tho Houston Telegraph, the
Galve t<jp News, tho Dallas Herald
aud all such pa pel's, as being oorrect
iu nil its teachings. We copy'from
the report the following extract!
Wherensl All oxpeHonoo hath
shown that while an 'interior being,
the negro is indisputably adapted by
nature to the condition of servitude to
tho white man, yielding to him wil-
ling obedience and affection&o.,
n page 13, the report speaks of
the people of the South being) "keenly
sensible of the mutual affection so
generally existing between the white
and the black members of the house
Aga'n on page 14, it says:—"'She
(tbo Soulh) challenges any and all
countries ou tho globe, to show n In
boring population more healthy, more
ebocrful, more devoted to their employ•
ers, and with as little enro and rcspon
siBility as hor African slAVUif.1'
Again on page 72, from oho of the
letters forming tho Apngjidix or
"Treatise" we quote:—"aiiSour pa-
triarohal scheme of domestic servitude,
is indeed wall calculated (Jo foster the
higher and finer feelings of our nature.
It is not wanting in its enthusiasm And
its poetry. The "relations of tbe most
beloved nnd honored chief, And the
most faithful and admiring subjects,
which, from the time of Hoiner, have
leon the theino of song, aro frigid and
and unfelt compared to those oxistiog
bntwoeu the master and his slaves—
who served'his master And rocked hii
cradle, or have been born to bis house
bold nnd lo6k forward to serve bis
children ; who have been through life
tbe props of his fortune And the ob
jects of his CAro; who have partaken
of his griefs and looked to bint for
comfort in their own ; whose sickness
he has so frequently watched over and
rolioved; whoso holidays lie has so of-
ten made joyous by his bou litios nnd
his p'resence; for whoso welfare, when
absent, his anxious solicitude never
ceases, and whose hearty aud afieo
tionato greetings never fail to welcome
bim home. In this eold, calculating,
ambitious world of ours, there art few
ties more heartfelt, or of more benig-
nant influence, than those which muta-
place of't«róh«r¿ .. ...
give good and sumofenj
their course. . We waul
from these men,, who
defenders W sIavatj^ lo
should sb suddenly cease úaobíng
tho beoeflcenco of the institution, And
turn round to exoite our fears by try-
ing to convince us tint we are stand-
ing upon a volcano?
If tbo News, the
Gazette, the editor of tho
aid, nnd the Beiton Democrat cau
succeed in convincing the poople thnt
our negroes, inflamed with Inst, stand
with tho toroh And tbo 'knifo ready At n
favorable moment to cut our tliroAts,
burn our houses and rnvish our women,
thou we Ask them how much tliey
have Added to tho value of slave prop-
erty id tho State! IIow muoli will
such things inoreaso tbe already low
price of our lands! How man
slavo holders from other Ststes wi
immigrate to Texas with thoir proper-
ly} These Are questions of some mo-
ment. We hope tbe people will pon-
der them well, that tuey will investi-
gate the faots, And we nre satisfied
tliey will see through 'the transparent
voil j¡f these politioal editors, and that
any causo which oAn only beAUStained
by such resorts may be orushed by an
TIIB A IIIM am** Rom*.
you going!? said n yomi|
to'au eldertjy ono in it
whom lie fouler:oák a.lew
Little Rook. VI ai goii
ow. if you have been traveling
toward Heaven for eighteen ye
got no nearer to It than Arkansas, I'll
take Another route."
'do Great a Temptation.—An
an, entering the fair at Baliin-
the well-defined form of •
aigo round bend bulging out the WtO-
vass of a tent. The temptnMon was
irresistible—up went tbe ehiir
down went tbe mao. Forth r* iw
from tbe tent* host of angry follow
to avenge the ooslaoght. Judge of
their astonishfneut when they nnnd
the Assailant to be one of their
faotion. "Och I Nioholas," Mid
, eo nine
"And did ye no
Brain ye hit!"
he; "bad luok
sure if my
aod bis bei
An i in modi
[toison lodged in the soul:
nntes and destroy a every '
mil in it; it is no sooner
an nil virtue, and honesty
nl ufi'cclion, fiy before
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