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Excitement in Grayson county. --Considerable excitement exists in Independence, Grayson county, relative to the murder of James Taylor, by John Isom and his son Fielding, an account of which we published several days since. The two Isoms, and John Green, charged with the murder of Rufus Cox, are confined in the jail at Independence, and on Thursday evening last, some thirty or forty persons from the neighborhood visited the place with the intention of hanging them. They were however, persuaded to forego their purpose for that time, but determined to carry it into execution on Monday last. The crowd called at the jail and informed the prisoners of their determination, and exhorted them to make their peace with God, and prepare to die on Monday, assuring them their execution was a fixed and unalterable fact. The citizens were much excited on the matter, and it is thought the attempt to execute summary vengeance, how much soever the diabolical crimes of the accused deserved it,
the true philosophy of the Southern character.--If a little of the energy which the South has devoted to the politics and arms of the United States has been employed in commercial and as she always has in statesmanship and arms. It was the South which gave to the Union and to mankind a Washington, which gave to oratory a Patrick Henry, and to law a Marshall; which gave the American Republic its most illustrious Presidents; not only Washington, but Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Jackson, Taylor; which was represented in the Senate of the U. S. by such master statesmen as Calhoun and Clay, and which furnished the country in both wars with England, and the last war with Mexico, its most distinguished generals. It was through the guidance of Southern statesmanship, and the championship of Southern arms, that the United States attained a pitch of prosperity and prestige in the life-time of a man such as, in other parts of the world, has been the slow growth of a thousand years. But wh