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ocal newspaper, that a bargain exisited between Western and Eastern men on the question of taxation: he at least knew nothing of such a bargain, and he hoped if other Western members did, they would let the Convention know it. Mr. Echols, of Monroe, moved that the resolution be laid upon the table, and on that motion Mr. Brown called for the yeas and nays. The roll was then called, and the vote resulted — yeas 69, nays 43. So the motion to lay on the table was carried in the affirting with the people-- that she should not be plunged into the horrors of civil war by a mere act of this advisory power. The speaker then read from Gov. Wise's speech to the New York Seventh Regiment, when they brought hither the remains of Monroe--two years ago — declaratory of his faith in the Union as the work of God Almighty; also, from another address, delivered by the Governor in this city, in May, 1859, closing with a toast to the "Union and the Constitution, as they are." Yet
st, and the worst, and we now say, "lay on Macduff." Our harbor is filled with vessels, and we notice a large number of vessels "up, cleared, and sailed," for this port. I will state a fact that may put to blush office-seekers who may see it: There has been but two postmasters in the city of Charleston since the days of Washington. General Washington appointed Mr. Balot in1797, who served until his death, when the present incumbent, Mr. Huger, (pronounced Uger,) was appointed by Mr. Monroe. Mr. Huger is now over seventy years--of Huguenot blood — a gentleman of commanding and venerable appearance; about six feet high, well proportioned, fine Roman face, full head of hair, and as white as snow, fine black eye, heavy eyebrows, very erect, and one of the most high-toned gentlemen in all our city.--One peculiar trait he has, and that is he is remarkably fond of the company of young persons; and whilst they show great deference to him, no one, however young, is at all cramped in