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- - I. R nf f!.i Is. V.
OUR ESTIMATE OF THE RESULT.
We ore not unmindful! of the depreciation which
the opinions of either a citizen or an Editor may
incur by their seeming extravagance, but having
carefully scanned the progress and tendency of pub
lic sentiment in every State in the Union, wo de
liberately express the ielief that Mr. Van Buren is
not sure of iff re than thirty electoral votes in the
approaching Presidential election. We are far from
giving up even Missouri (for Judge White was bt-u-ten
but between three and four thousnnd votes)
but even assuming that she will be ihe last to assert
the principles of true republicanism and native self
respect, like New Hampshire and other States
which are claimed for Mr. V. B., because of the sup
posed influence of one man in each, our vote is but
as a drop in that vast ocean of public indignation,
which is sweeping resistlessly over almost every
election ground in the Union. Every slander against
the war wnrn patriot but adds to the number of his
friends, and there is absolutely no telling where
the cunRENT is to stop. The coalition with Cul-
houn may give the present incumbent the vote of
South Carolina, which votes by its legislature, but
the marriage of the ' force bill" with the ordinance
1 "Nullification" cannot be explained or approved
beyond the precincts of the selfish and individual
interest?!, which brought about so loathsome an ul-
South Carolina has 7 votes said to be controlled
by John 0. Calhoun. New Hampshire has 7 votes,
alike controlled by Levi W oodbury and Isaac Hill.
These we regurdas being certain for Mr. Van Bu
ren to which should probably be added the vole?
of Georgia, Arkansas and Mississippi.
The States which are regarded as doubtfull, but
which we firmly believe will vo'o f .r General Hir
rison. are North Carolina, '.'irginin, Pennsylvania-,
Maine, Tennessee and A ia -.1111:1. As'ii'iiiR;;, how
ever, !..it nil of these go niyii-i-' us, we yr.t have a
; -j rity remaining fur Hnrri"rr( in States that we
t"j;ir.l as r in liryond . n'ructrsy. Assuming
naif wis have enumerated above go for us,
. l- imvi; a majority 01 nearly. an Hundred ana as
suming tint they all support the patriot statesman,
ho will go into the Presidential chair, as the man
deserves to do, who firstjVVinroposed, in his
own person, to riiiinurUHafruit" ifrlier. and food-
fp nurse,'of the corruptions ofTTie times Me re
flection of the President.
We shall hence be disappointed unless the major
ity of the republican candidate is in the neighbor
hood of yleast an hundred, and wo would not be
surprise? to see it go up to ISO.
THE PEOPLE SHALL SEE THE TRUTH,
The worst deceived men in the world are the
honest hard money democrats "in this Western
end of ours." When, for instance, Mr. Von Bu
ren was directing the Pay Master General of the
United States, to use the influence of his office in
facilitating the public payments in " DiJdie's pa
yer, ,' the Globe and its echos were preaching noth
ing but hard money, and allowing nothing else to
he tuken for lund or postage. The circular of Gen
eral Towsofc is copied below, that the land buyers,
who have had their U. S. Bank notes, and all other
notes, shaved at from 10 to 20 per cent., may see
noog tire difference between getting in and
paying out money by the Government, but the more
(.hameloss difference between the text which is
given to the disbursing oificers, and the sermon
n-h is preached by the Receicrrs. It will not
: Tii-e t' say that the U. S. Bank redeemed its notes
1 . '- i-i October '3for even then it was not
' '' ' ; money. The circular was called out
: v the robing resolutio n of the Hon. Wm.
ivh of I
nid is incorporated in the admirable
. .t upright Republican and highly gifted
! AYHASTEit General's Office, )
Washington, October 8, I636.J
, Disbursing Officer.
Sib: Arrangements having been
! 'vi '. United States Bunk, to pay the' Tree
rcr's !: ' -. to a certain amount, at dilferent
p . mi'. : ;eing probable the notes of the Bank
w " bn ai . .table to the claimants, and in some,
more conveniunt than specie, you will, should you
receive drafts on that Bank or its agents, make as
many of your payments in checks as you can, w hich
will give the receiver the option of taking paper or
m; and the .Department nns no oujecuon to your
g the paper ot the iiank 111 all your payments,
as can ue none legally.
Respectfully, jour most obedient servant,
N. TOWSON, '. .1. a.
' We regret our inability to furnish the numerous
subscribers. ttbtiiiiM 1 'eir names since last
p-We issued a large
yr there were some
Wthoir address that
yhli the flKiiuiniber,
'h creatoMhan our
1 rting to
W I Ro'no,
L -Jily be
to shew that these
th? first place, affect
nomination of Gen
re alarmed and terrl
h the Old Soldier i
residency, il is confirmed by
lions of the "knowing ones,"
In order t deceive and cull
e oouittfy, 'their presses are
ijotity of ten thousand for Rcy
10. and-yet tie Anoie that tiiey cal-
si a close race.
denced in a variety of ways: In
t was said that "the Judge need not
" Clark's speeches, however,
Irain, Monroe and Randolph,
'tat dream and "the Judge"
ling loco-fucuism in the up
Iioygh every thing defended uupn
lerlions, h0 conscious that they
tin so rotten a cause, we'll
w to bo thrown olfgratuitou
s Democrat oflico, to aid in
of hunibupgcry, ("up the creeks,
innts," says our informant,) But
ng (he utter inability of
lone again3t such a man
n immense suppjy of lit-
lie papers are
Illinois, containing a
frontispiece likeness intended for General Andrew
One of these(the Old Hickory a the 16th in
slant) has just been laidlupon our eby a friend ,
whose communication, in another column, express-
Us the manly contempt which even General J. him
self must fuel, f.ir this attempt to "beg the question"
by caricaturing him. Metliinks the manly old hero
of the Hermitage would say, could he see him
"Matty, if you cant go it on your own hook, after
having had between three and four years to prac
tice in, you had bettor surrender to Old Tip, at
once. Besides, you know, Matty, that I said four
years was long enough for any man to serve and
I would have stuck to it, but to oblige you, Mat ty .
And besides, Matty, you know, I wis against the
Subtrensury and you are for it, Matty. At all
events, fight the battle on your own legs, and with
your own arms Matty, and be beaten like a man,
Matty, rather than to try to kill ofToite old Genera!,
Matty, by firing at him from behind another Matty.
Idont believe in such fighting, Matty, and to be
plain with you, I wont heud your electoral ticket in
Tennessee, Matty. By the 'eternal I wont."
But to be a httlo more serious: Why this array
of "Old Jhclorys," and "Hickory Clubs" from the
Democrat office, and the calls upon even the candi
date for Lieutenant Governor to take the field, in
stanter? Disguise it as they may, out of doors,
evcry reflecting man will at once decide that "fear
has come upon them, in their secret counsels." Tlie
leaders know that the people are aroused, mi fanr
that they will vote in the approaching contest ac
cording to tho issues it involves, and those issues
only. Hence the dci.-e to lug in "Old Hickory"
a name more sincerely honored by the great body;
of the friends of General Harrison than by the lea
ders in the present desolating crusade of Van Bu
renism. TAey uso it for the selfish purpose a.'oue
of keeping them in possession .of the power they
have abused and the trusts they have dishonored.
And in contempt of the understanding of the peo
ple, und with a desire to keep the real questions out
of view, the sheet before us has more than one fourth
of the pageoccu'! 'i with a picture! a very enrri
cature of the Hir ' I" New Orleans! If this aywai.
w)ii- r? i r 1 1 1 M operate on the vrci u.Ii'es of
instead ,vt' their uu Icrstundings, is no!
one riaicr-ai feeing of contempt and indi;;-,
n, wnyvvnen, wo win conless tnat the omce
!r whg carried about the prospectus, is a bef
terjude of tho qullibili'y of his associates than
OfSn. copy of the "Old Hickory" is kept posted
in our ollico for tho inspection of the friends of
General Jackson, and as proof of all we have said
or shall say concerning it. Its mall is to be issued
by our coteniporaries on next Saturday.
"If Judge Burnett is, and always has been a Fed
eralist, ami General Harrison is and always has
been 11 Lioniocrat, now does it come that thev now
profess the same political principles." Democrat
oj tne ISi.l.
Answer: It does not coino at all. Judge Burnett
supports his neighbor, whom lie knows is an honest
and patriotic man, instead of the intriguer at Wash
ington who has proven himself the reverse of both.
This answer will sutiice, also, to shew the grounds
of tho support of the conservatives, tho abolition
ists, the anti-masons, &c. The whole Country is
tired of deceit and dishonesty, and have compromised
on a distinguished citizen who will break it up
PROSPEROUS TIMES FOR THE OFFICE
At the great Harrison meeting, held at Cincin
nati on New Year's day, and which was the largest
and most enthusiastic ever held in that city ; and
what is quite remarkable the President of the meet
ing (Ebesezkh Hulse Esq.) and many of the offi
cers of the meeting are known to have been ardent
supporters of the election of Gen. Jackson to the
Presidency in 1523, Mr. Pendleton, the delegate
from that district to the Harnsburg Convention, in
the course of a speech related tho following anec
dote, which we think, is adapted to the latitude of
" He said tlint in one of the counties of Ohio he
found a lniii'lord who for a wonder was a rabid Van
Buren man, sn much so that he could not conceul
the fact even from his guests, all of whom he dis
covered vore in favor of General Hakhiko.n. Our
host said that he and his neighbors were ail in favor
of the Administration, which had produced such
prosperous times that every body with them was
getting rich, and that, for his own part, he hud
never made as much money bef'ure. I expressed
(said Cul. P.) my surprise nt this, as the very re
verse was the case between the Miumis that
nobody praised the times but the ollice-holders, ain!
that our landlord himself must be an oHlcc-holder !
" No, sir," said he, " I am not." " Not an olhce
holder! are you sure V " That is." said he. "1
am 01.1 County Treasurer." " Aha ! I thourilit
as much ; and pray, Mr. County Treasurer, what
is the price of wheat in these ourts ?" " Onlv rit'tv
cents," said he, " but that is an act of Providence.''
How so ! Providence lias Driven eenial seasons.
and rewarded the labor of the farmer with abund
ant crops." " I can't help that," he said, " the Ad
ministration had nothing to do with it," So you see
thut, in tha opinion of this County Treasurer, Mr.
vax Uuken has the credit of the large crops, and
Providence must be content to be char red with
M.i'js.icui'sKrrs. The Harrison candidate are
literally carrying eteioy thing before thni at the
Lnng elections. Governor Morton will be left on
, id eminence solitary and aloao.
OEN HARRISON'S PECUNIARY AFFAIRS
Hi Clerkthip-His Habits-Change if the Story, i c.
When the nnmo of Uefcl Harrison was first
jjjpsented to tho consideration of his countrymen.
in an lyjombarrnssed contestfnr tho Presidency,
his "otscure clerkship," huurWe "log cabin'' and
bis farmers bcrngn of " hard elder" eonstitutid,
for a while, the jibe and Iho jeer of t lie treasury
fed dependents at Washington, and their apes and
echos, elsewhere. It was soon discovered, however,
that it was at least unprofitable to pull longer at
that string, and the second edition of the scribblers
who started it was set to a different tune. He i
now charged with growing princely rich out of the
profits of his "obscure clerkship," which amount,
accord g to the statetrTcnts of these veracious gen
tlemen to somelhinp; like ftJ'V ncr annum
more is about as mucii trutn r Vr charge as
there was manliness or repil in tho first,
f a letter,
0 this cl
give up the correspondent
menus. Having given up
lauRhich (from the ere
with siinilar civil jurisdiction)
decent support, it bcoame n
families of three deceased soff
solely dependant upon me, r"1
of qme $10,000 of debt, t
pf -Vcxertions with the me
arci . laccorairuw i;.adecc
ing "large quantities of fetune am
for burning three millions of brie
tunnel of a canal which is bcinrr
land. Throughout the summer an
!uliurf!i 1 was
employed almost daily, from early dawn Until nicht
in this business. Every moment of my epare time
was occupied in the attempt to keep up my corres
pondence, but it was in vain. Many other letters, I
assure you, besides yours, of the same period,
remain unanswered to this day."
But the last shape which the charge of General
Harrison's poverty has assumed is this : " That a
man who has not taken better care of his indicia
ual interests, is not n eafe depository of that of the
public." Premising that such nn assumption would
be fatal to the memory of Jefferson, Monroe, and,
indeed, to most of the distinguished patriots of
every oge and country, we have been placed in pos
session of the causes of the present embarrassment
of Gen. Harrison. They not only do away this
new objection of his enemies, but are so eminently
honorable to the persecuted patriot, and his manly
spirit, that we have obtained permission to copy
them from a letter written to his friend in this place
by one of the most distinguished and respectable
citizensnf Cincinnati : He writes
" Xolin C Symmes Harrison, eldest son of Gen
eral Harrison, was Receiver of Public monies, ut
Viiicennes, during the late war. Captain Prince,
then a disbursing officer of the United States, in
good standing, applied to him to cash a check 011
the government for $0,000, alleging that the money
was necessary for the public service. Mr. Harri
son, not doubting the correctness of the statement,
and anxious to do all in his power to aid the public
service, received the check and advanced the mo
ney. The chock was forwarded to tho treasitrv de
partment, and protested, on the ground that Prince
was not authorized to draw. Prince afterwards
proved insolvent, an,d young Harrison was unnlile
to meet the claim of the jrovernrnont. The matter
remained in that situation until General Harrison
was recalled from Bogota, when, for the purpose of
relieving 111s suuiiiiu ms securities, he voluntarily
assumed the whole debt, amounting with inter--'
- ..',... ut ;000'(. -This son had married the m, '
! nimbler of General Putt, v.l-.o fell, nr tin.
A:,r, t the head of his troops, in an TtiTck on'iie
01 tne British forts in Canada. Sotui years at'vr,
Air. ilarrison died, leaving no prop-rtv, but Ir n'
a helpless widow, the only child of General ituc",
and six children. From the time of his death, the
General has supported, and still supports the fam
ilyraising and educating nil the children. It is
generally thought, that, in consideration of the
character, services and fate of the gallant Gen
Pike, the nation ought to have done what they have
left General Harrison to do.
Another fact worthy of notice is, that Major
Randolph, one of Iho aidsde camp of Harrison, or.
the expedition to Tippecanoe, fell in the desperate
battle fought at that place, leaving a widow 11 holly
destitute of the means of support, and an infant
daughter, horn after its father had marched on the
expedition. Gen. Harrison, immediately !"-
return from the battle field, adopted th ' in
educated and supported her, until she rece
ried the Secretary of State of the State of?
It is thus shewn that his strict intesrri
public service, added to his high and delic i c
of personal honor, and his unbounded beiu v- lcn
of heart, have kept him comparatively poor ;.nd 11
debt. If the effects of these characterisLk--. iu-rt
his ccuntrymen from his support we have mistal.ri,
their manly character. No real soldier, cr o.dieis
son, will admit the ungrateful appeal.
" 1 HE SECRET CIRCULAR. "
Agreeably to our promise of last week, wc 1 e
sent tins letter to our readers. That it was mn
published in January last, is because our paper did
not start until last week, and we presume "the rea
son why it was nut copied by our coteniporaries of
the Whig press, had relation as well to its great
length, as that it was sent, in letter form, to every
neighborhood in the state. Certain it is, it was no
secret if it hadbeen.it had never hpn oiwn,Ci,i
to the mail. We are rejoiced, at all events, that it
lias tound its way to the columns of two ures 1
.... nu.ui.nsuaiiuii, mm nupi u may He ccp
an 01 mem, m tins btate. und elsewhere. It!
have been many a day since their colum
graced with as liberal sentiments, as upri,
posns, us iucern Kireuociug'i 01 we overtlif
the peoples rights, and as fuir and honorabl
gestions for their deliverance from the oversl
ing mlliience of a central despotism ! Heneeh!
wherever'Jthe circular is read, its authors mus
icjjaiuuu, 111 iuusi, as nuerai anu patriotic ml
-.1 1 1 . ...
anxious to serve and save the country by air-hon
ble coni-.inction with those friends of G
Harrison who were prejudiced against Mr. Cay
This is the whole pith of all that is said concernim
the Har rison democrats, in relation to which 'he
"unretractcd slander" of our eotemporary will be
apparent to all who will read the circulur in en
uuxion with his account of it, two or three weds
since. It was but advising the Whigs of the injis
tice uf voting against a friend of General Hsrrisin,
(should such an oi.e present himself) merly be
cause he had been a friend of Mr. Van Buren, ond
was yet a "democrat." Vet this liberality of sen
timent finds no favour with our loco-fococdempjr-ai'y
! Ilia not sufficient with him that a nan is a
Linnocrat. Unless ho goes for Van buren ho is
not ofViAe party" mid merely '.oing a dt macro t
is ijf endation with thM'ulluwers of Vun
IIjA f Ti is"" u"' 1, 3 ru'i set ul' ''X
' iT Cimiiti however, sejiu
u tliii I . ver toud democrl.t,
I it . n
r en ohiigea to
St. of mv best
i my son-in-Vy
-to him a
1 so the
V Hn v-
and yet profor General Harrison. Wf "ff, and
the great body of the people think, that para much
better evidence of democracy than the support of
Martin Van Buren, with the Kingly powars and
more than Kingly prerogatives which he assumes
and seeks for. -
Again wo hope this circular may now find a gen
oral circulation in Missouri especially through
the VV lug prints. Regarded even as the secret
counsels of the friends of Harrison and Reform,
it will be found -to be liberal, republican, ami-pro-scriptive,
and in every respect upright and honora
ble. The people ill not fear the ascendancy of
General Harrison, while his friends hold such doc
trines as these in their communion with each
other, ns well as in their more public declarations.
As to the cant of the Democrat about raising mo
ney to diffuse light 'and information, especially in
the remote sections of tho country, where, from
having no mails, and other causes, the people can
not be as well informed of passing events as they
are in the mere populous settlcmonts the attempt
to excite the prejudices of such citizens only shows
that tho loco-focos undervalue their intelligence and
integrity, greatly more than the Whigs regret their
comparative disconnection with the means of infor
mation. On the whole, the loco-focos will rue the
day that they were dishonest enough to pYocure, and
simple enough to publish this admirable circular.
Central Committf.k Rooms ,1
Fayeite, January, 1840. J
Sm: Amongst the proceedings of the recent Whig
convention, you nuvu unumiins uiBuvit-u, umi men
was imposed upon this committee the duty of prepar
ing an address 10 tho people of tho State 20,000 cop.
ies whereof they are to have printed and distributed
and that it was tho duty of tho various county commit
tees, to take the necessary steps to furnish themcans
to cover tlio rxpenso thereby 10 be incurred.
The committeo have proceedod so far in procuring
the documentary and other evidence indicated in the
resolutions of tlio convention, as lobe roadv to com
plete the execution of the laborious task devolved upon
them, so son 11s tho receipt of the Presidential Mes
sage shall indicate tho precise position of tho adver
sary with whom we havo to contend; and they will
not permit themselves to doubt that an ex)oc,to which
the convention attached so great and so just an impor
tance, will bo delayed from nny negligence in their
county associates, in withholdinir their remittances.
Tiikiiig the lowest estimate which hns been made of
the expenses which must bo incurred in the execution
of this duty, and graduating the levy on the various
counties according tothcir best ts. most equitable judg
ment, the continai'iit of Greene, is set down atSIO.
This sum for reasons suggested by the espoinage of
the Post Unicc, may he enclosed to the individual ad
dress of any momlier of the committee, at this place.
We have fixed upon tho first day of March as tho pe
riod against which wo expect to bo ill receipt of an
swers Irom nil the pentleuien to whom wo shall ad
dress this Circular (either singly, or by some accredi
ted oririn of our friends in each county,) and the
comnntteo relv that even such as may not be of the
county committee, and especially in counties where
none have been organised (having no names before
us) will nevertheless facilinte the object contcmplattd
in as prompt and as cllicient a manner as though they
Tho result of the Presidential nomination fft liar
rislnire, has imparted a spuit of hope ond of confidence
to which the whiles in this eection of tho State have
Ion? been strangers. In our own county, wo kmw it
wns the strongest that could havo been made, and we
iiave information from several surrounding counties
that, in the changed issue presented by Iho name 01'
General Harrison, Mr. Van Duren will bo beaten in
many places wlnuo ho was before triumphant. So
much for the whips having magnanimously triven up
the man of their first choice, in deference to the desire
to conciliate tho support of oil, by steering clear of the
prejudices of anv portion of the people and this
hould be their admission and position everywhere, not
more because it is true, than because it will contribute
10 disarm our adversaries of that omnipotent prejudice
with which they have so lonp and successfully borne
down eve-rv thing else. Let tho triumph of Harrison.
therefore, he the triumph of the People. The whips
will have glory and advantao enoinrli in having acted
with then and the pn ner reciprocity will grow up
and result, ns a matter oj course, nnd in" the natural pro
gress of even:.-1, without demand or specification in ad
vance. . , - Lr. -
We ITtive hecn led to thpse remarks and suggestions
hy the t-.iii 'nei-s before us, ond from the reflection
and conv.c'ion thai, in the abuses which have been
purpi trail t :i iti.Miune of party, numbers of the peo
ple, ill every oireciion, have become tired of the verv
names under which the political battles of the coun
iry have been wagod. We therefore respectfully sug-
rest whether it may not bo found (ill many counties,
nt least) that to unite with this class of men, and with
th Ilarrison JJcnmcrats, will not be a mora araila-
stile means of promoting the prent ohirct of ov. rthrow-
inpthe rdiuinistra'ioD nnd its corruptions, than the
pertinacious and ostentatious retention of the separate
and distinctive appellation by which the country has
heretofore bem divided in reference to another dis
tinguished bin much prejudiced statesman? Will it
not bo sullicieui, for all practical purposes, that an u
ninn be eonsiimated, of all the elements who arc favor
able to tho election of an honest, patriotic and deser
ving man, in preference to him who now uiisadininis-
i- the government and nillicts the country and if so,
ir he means suggested nioro likely to advance the
j :t in your county than by attempting everything
1 e name oftheif.'t party Our own county mee-
v i 1 1 be cal ed in ihe name of "tlie friends n'f Gene.
! t'illiam He-.iry Hurrimn, icithntil regard to past po
ll divisions," our Tijyeranoc Club will contain the
i s of many ol tho friends of General Jackson and
1 lew of those heretofore for Mr. Von Buren and
.vould not so long have dwelt upon the suggestions
lave above dirown out, did they not thus meet the
Hirrence of our leading friends and constituents
lis quarter, as well os our own. So s ron? indeed,
this view of the subject impressed itself upon our
cting and sagacious friends jn one of the strong
ositlon counties and so iljust withal, is esteemed
ards thoso who have the manly uprightness to
e their stand in the imencanvass according to the
puiiits of difference it presen s to their judgment or
their feelings, that a portion 01 their legislative ticket
will ho called from the ranks of the Harrison Demo
crats, who have heretofore supported tho administra
tion a measure which, although not wanted for la
cul or county purposes will materially swell tho aggra
vate result fortjloveruor, Lt. Governor, and Congress.
With aview of contributing to this important apzre-
gate, wo presume the very best ticket will bo started
in every coun'y ana ovry district no matter how
seemingly auverse tne prospect may be in view ot lo
cal success. 11 even beaten, they will have their r
ward in having contributed their talents and thur
time 111 aid of the general cause a cause which ve
it firmly behove may be rendered successful, if evjry
I..-.I;.... 1 ..:n I i i.-j.. i . ...
perform tho coitingent of duty to which he is detcilad,
. ir to wiueii nemay commenu nimseit,
: L1 '.''" f :fore iheso propositions bedicided as thev
i,"n tjfctlual organisation, not only o-:he counties
tho townshiis, is deemed the onlv n.eni.i ol eHVr.
Vely eiicounieing the activity of our adv rsuries. Th
fmimitloe therefore hope they will be pardoned for
'Bi"ti, in even- cuuiuy anu townsiup w Here it has
ithertobeen neglected, tho organization of Hanison
ommiltecs of vigilance nnd corrcsnond-nco. under
such name as nay be deemed most appropriate. In
me uitee., nu ucm reHuus nave ueeu ilren.lv wil
essed from L'winp liL'ht to the ueonlein everu r r
.'id every lianlrt, by means of organised and acliee
'iinmiuees. .-"uiids are raised and held inrendineu
to purchase iirporiant documents and spicch.es, from
tlio most convenient printing olhce, and these aro in
dustriously nod judiciously circulated anion' tho peo-
p.... uutu n vmu oueiu , u, eii more imperiously in .Mis
soim than in nany other places, to be tho du-voilhe
u-l.i .j I....- nr. I .. J . .
. s " llto uuve a uetp anu aiiuiiui con
victiun (whioi hundreds who may act wiih us, or wit i
whom we ma- net, may not have) that mi: Rutum
is in lANiE.ti hat thenncient Republican lanuinarks
have been oVirleupcdj thut the rights of t he people
and the State have boon invaded by l-'t-deral jiower,
Shtuld a iifferent course beany where pursued,
we subnit wlether it may not he pointed to by our ad
versaria) asetidnncoof that spiUfulnisTVriiiriy uhieh
w havoso low decried, and ihorebv used to nor iiri,-
judiee, as a poetical commentary upon the iucinceri-
ij, ui uui ioi:iaiaiioiis eisewnero. We think we can
not bo iiibtnktii as to the advantages res oiling from a
liberal cujihination evcry where, where it is pructica
hlo as wi-l.tr it-Blowing honors ns in enlu.in.r s.-r-vices
rcguiynil of the past no furihcr than may t.
necessary 111 niiinatinir our 6ecoiiiy l'.,r .1,. r
and this 111 11 htiou to essentials miber th.n .1, ,.,!.'
All iliat isnnwsiry will bo apt to lollow.
and that by tvatematic efforts to undermine the mmals
and subvert the liberties of the country, the Federal
Executive is sweepinir onwsrd to absolute dominion.
Deliberately entertaining such impression, respecting
the perils nf the emintry and Its institutions, shall we
lot hireafter havo onnte to accuse ourselves (particu
larly should the contest be as close an ono ns we have
reason to anticipate) of recrenncy to our duty, unless
wo snreod, for nnd wide, beforeoitr fellow ciiijens
especially the remnlc and less informed portion nftiiem
the "dumning facts" nnd conclusive reasonings which
hav wrought conviction in our own minds, in the rea
sonable hope that they loo, under the impulses of pat
riotism and honesty, will conic to the same conclusion
with ourselves 1
The necessity of a thorough organization, on the
plan proposed, derives additional, if not imperative
weight, irom the ultra partizsn character of our de'e
gntion in Congress. Not only is tho courtesy ol the
franking privilego purposely withheld from the great
body of the trhigs but no report of a Congressional Cnm
mitice, or other Public Document, exposing the wrongs
and mal-praclices of the government is ever sent a
mongst anyaf the people of Missouri by their servants
at Washington! AsWhips, w should not mustnnt
falter even with this heavy and unjust odds against
us. I'lir principles nna our purpose are tne same with
those which unshackled nnd freed the country, in days
ns gloomy and ngainst odds as fearful os now encom
pass us, and a true man will but cherish his causo the
more val'ontly, according to the degreo of its peril
and tho weight of its oppression. The various Whig
Kditnrs, according to their more convenient locality,
would doubtless bo willing to throw off extra supplies
of such speeches and documents as would best sub
serve the important purpose we have alluded to, and
at prices, the aggregate of which would not be felt a
motigst the county and township committees, and
such other Whigs as were able and willing to contri
bute to the object.
Cotrmpornry with this, tho stainless character, one
the able, eminent asfl patriotic services of Genera.
Ilarrisoji should be presented before the eyes of the
people,, impressed upon their understandings nnd
prnven on tneir auccuons.
the contrast oetweeu
him and his competitor
Irinnlv nnA aniinnnllv In
Li. .SiS jj nel
iisy-'iicii( tne jury in Ijm
hut ho correctly present jpijsv'mciinc thejury in
rmior." and this, we knoirSWle tHhn half the caustj j
It hns never Been our principles, out 1110 prejuaiuts
against our nun which has kept us uown. as me
life of this distinguished suldier and statesman, a
consented to be written by a mombcr of this commit
tee, will bo more ample in its detail of his peculiar
and important services to the trrsl thnn any previous
work of Ihe kind, his collengues bespeak for tin un
dortnkins; that activity in procuring the necessary pat
ronage without which it cannot go to press. The
plan of subscription has been adopted, as well to in
sure the publisher ngainst loss as because, by a little
exertion on the part of some activo friend of the
cause, in every neighborhood, it may bo subscribed
for, and afterwards read in every settlement in the
State. In this manner, th" great mass of respecta
ble, but comparatively uniformed citizens, who, living
remote from the towns, or having otherwise taken but
little pains to acquaint themselves, either with the
history of tho present or post times, may becomo fa
miliar with the storv nf a great and patriotic man;
who in every thing calculated to endear htm to the v i sr .
or the country at lare, will be found the very antipcle nf
his competitor for the public favor. A list of subscri
bers will bo added to tho volume, in order that, to that
extent nt least, our prominent and influential friends
throughout the State, may havo the advantai e of
knowing the names and tho address of one anutl er
nnd, for this purpose, it is respectfully requeste! by
ihe publisher, that the lists from every countv I v. re
turned, in a plain hand, so as to reach him, at farthest,
by the first day of March. These lists, if nf fil;
and diversified as he confidently hopes they i - i - be,
will also S'ibsorve another purpose to wh; -!i we
shou'd, otherwise, have called your attention: i n re
count of its individual importance. During t o. , ns
winters sojourn of one of the members of this com
mittee, at Washington, arrangements were mni!e iih
an ossociniion of whig members of Congress, t" sup
ply tlm st.ulied nnd unjust neglect of her own IMe
gation, in reference to the transmission of public i:.je
unients, speeches, &c, containing olli.jtal facs an.
information for tiu pyq.le. To accomplish tuis !:
promised to (uniisli ih.Jiu with a proper list of names,
together with then ii:i.opiMi.e address, in every town
ship in the Stale. We ,.lo not tear that our opu neui
can handle ibis at our disadvantage intending, i
ouraUres?, to mnlio i A cause of complaint again:;
them, nnd to assign it a.tcrcason why they have thus
long been enabled to netfiei
shame ond injustice will thus li mn.lo
" ,,,t,nB nnu reporis ot such com
mittees ns we mav tairly louk (0, iv,-n , pre,0lu
Speaker, a long -.villi tl.o speeches, and commenta
ries of such men as we now have on the floors J Con-1
jfiStajKfUKay ht4oc-Ji.-Sfe ,rrt).; -..incntui uiiirn
very much, from ihe middle of .March to the middle
of July. In view of these combined objects, we are
sure thut we may relv oo th attention and ortinry 0I
our friends during tin. short ptnod within which tiiov
will have to act if at all. It is estimated bi- the
publisher that 3,000 subscribers will be necessary to
jns'ify him in going to press which would bean nr.
erase ol between 60 and 00 in each countv. and them.
wm proimui i-uiisiiiuiu u Buuiciciii nuuiocr ot names
to be forwarded to Washington.
There remains but another tonic to which we u-.ti
call the attention of n portion ol the gentlemen who
may receive nnu reaj tins circular, and that relates
to tho establishment und support of an additional
number of ueiyspnp rs, in dilferent stciions of the
oiaie. 10 pariicuiarizo tne points which nppearmo
advantageously located tor lliu purpose might secin
iiiiuiuus oui mo cominiuee may tie pt rinitted t.
repeat iho regret, which is every where expressed,
that the west has n t unother at Richmond, on tl -
noun, anu ai ucsingion or independence on t,r.
south: the soutli-west, ono at Bolivar or Snrinuril,l
in lieu of tho adversary ono w hich Ins been dlscnn-
unueu ;ana on 'lie souiu-rast,one in each the nnr.nl..
and wealthy i-unities ol Washington! and Now MA.
nu. i o esumsu. a paper ui eacu ol mesa Important
points, on a scale of siillicionilv large diinentio.is
would reti re but a few hundred dollars, by loin 'or
contributirii ond to support iliem would seem io re
I Ft. I - 1.1. ' -I. . . .
quire oiuy me proper exeruons, in procuring thrui
subscribers and other patronage. The ell'ect would
be (ns it lias been every where elso whore the poople
have beiti properly informed of passing events) fiat
smiid j'incipks would lie inculcated and advance until
tlicy wcM ultimately , if not presently triumph. We
know the great local advantages of having a 'press
from Having been several months without one iD
pl.-ioi a deprivation w hich has been counteracted in
the nonner we hnva suggested, to nn extent sufficient
to tiuke it an object for u competent man to uid -r-talio
the management and responsibilities of the con
Not doubting but that what we havo thus liaiiv
iritten will be received nnd acted on in the same eor
iinl and respet!'ul feeling in which it is diciateH...,"
king on your zeal and uctivity, in conjunction with
in,., ui uuilii nuuiu vc iiiuy auuiess in your countv
nnd ri.npntin.T mi, I. .aim t.un.1'..,.. .
dividunliy ir aggregately, in reference to tha various
imnniiiuiii uuu Bugesuous weiiave uono ouratlves
mi- nuiiui ,u f.iuDcui iii your consiueration,
W, rPmil 1,'illl on... P,.an..n. . -1.-.,.'.
... ,r , I ui)""' oneiiient ser-
mine, 1:1,111.0 11. niuvii, a. I-.h.iJiS APD
a. Patterson, wm. d. swi'v
The PittstDENcy. The New York Star pu'.lish.
es ihe following statement of the electorial rotes
certain to be cast for Gen. Harrison in the next
To those, wo think, with euual certainty, ,Uj
which, added to
electorial votes. These we consider as corUin tu he
cast for Ihe Old Hero as that woours ilves, dif..,or.
mitting) shall cast our own vote for elects J'uni'.
"io to iitin. ot. L.oms ini titn.
luusiors. 1 he I
I Vmv Vnisi.,
VfilinnNil .orison's Republicanism.
. As I IVmocrat hascalbd publio attention to
Juda II Ift.A's letter to Cel. Birch of thii place,
we liavi Ibeen politely permitted to take ropy of t
it, and I rrcwith present it to our readers. It -will '
be set;, that the Republicanism of General Iflyri. '
son, u ilike Ihe patent article qf the present da.V , '
was not afftctod by his offiee under Mr. .AJnms j
and it ill thereby further appear that the pTflscrip-
linn cvrt n of " tho reir11 of terror" was hot m '
priminjLto that which disgraces " the reign of
irn,,n,J .i it,.-. What would be dune wttli
tyranny" at this day. What would oe aune wtui i
the Governor of a TcrWjry, or a Land Officer, of
any other officer holding a lucrative place, at this
day, who dared to doubt the propriety of any prom
inent measure of Martia Van Buren 1 or even hi ,
subordinates k Let the contemptuous fd insulting
removal of Wland, and scores beside him? answer I
the question. To Iiave been a Jefferson man while? t
holding -an office under John Adams will beprrof
enough to the people that tha republican bj (.
of Harrison, like his stidirrly heart, coW
"the baptism of fire.'WThe fO''if)wnjr
ter of Judge Burnet. Even the n, i
pretend that mere is any wner,'urer man, ov
one" more wholly rfiove giving wW a false copur-J
ing to his statements, than its venerable and distitiJ,
guished author :
CisctivNATi, Feb. 12, 1640.
I 'ear Sir: In reply to your letter of the 2ad In
sta it, in which you request me to inform you, from
mv personal knowledge, to which of the original
i ei;.jnis ei American punticsjjenerai iiarnssm
has ..ned TTttached, ffoni "the perioW r
- - : a.. ftfiVfj V-Tnight refer you to the address w
which I delivered here in 1830, or to my remarks in '
tin . Hnrrisbtire Convention, as both of them havv
he' n published j but, as you seem to desire a direct
at: -.wct to your enquiry, I shall give . -vi J
p'.. asuro. '
My acquaintance with Gen. Harrison cunmenceu
at this place, in 1706, when he was a Captaia in
Wayne's army, and Commandant of Fort Wash
ington. This was during the Administration of
President Washington, and when the contest for
the succession, between Mr. Jefferson and the elder
Adams, was carried on with great warmth." I was
a zealous supporter of Mr. Adams Harrison a
zealously advocated (because of Mr. Jefferson, and
I am within bounds when I say, that I argued and
disputed with him an hundred times, he vindicating
ami maintaining the principles and claims of Mr.
Jeifer' n, and I, those of Mr. Adams. Although,
A.lams was elected, Harrison never yielded his
preference for Jefferson, but continued to eulogize
in in and defend his principles. There wat at that
; ;nu a (.real intimacy, and a mutual friendship btf-
veen us, w hich brought us together almost daily,
for then Cincinnati was a small village of log
ribins containing but few inhabitants, which cir
mns: .nee brought us together more frequently
ilia-i . - usual in large societies,
from these facts, and others of a similar charac
ter, I can suy with absolute certainty, that General
Harrison was a Republican of the Jefferson school,,
ai d that he maintains the same principles to the
present day. Had it not been so, he could not
hive enjoyed the confidential friendship of both
' iO.rson and Madison, as I know he did, during
the whole of their administrations.
I am yours, very Rcspectfn'v,
A RtCtlAKD H. RtITELV. wlu SOliX
into the Whig Convention in this Slate"; aivV.
warus piioiisiied a letter declaring that he would!
not support Harrison, has been 1. ully crowed over I
by the locos as a convert of great importance. The
Liouisviite journal ot the 14th publishes the fol
lowing flattering notice of him.
"A Loco Foco Recruit. The Advertiser of yes
terday makes a ereat oarade of a lttpr nf o tvr-
Uichard H. Ridgeley of Missouri, who announces
to the world in the said letter, that he has abandon-
eu tne wing party and shall support Mr, Van Bu
ren. "And who is this Richard H. Ridsrelev. whn
conversion to loco focoism is deemed so singularly
important hy the loco foco editors. We can tell
you .something about him, fellow-citizens. Not
long ago he lived at Lexington in this Stateand.
; ""t ,,w uemuieu 111 sieaimcf money.
..... u ,w,
relatives, some of whom a- PT a.
spectubln, saved him from a public prosecution, but - 4
lie had to leave the city instantly. He went to re
side in Nicholasville, and there he again stole mo
ney and wasngain detected. He next fled to Bow.
ling Green, where, fur a short time, he passed as a
respectable man, but his renutatinn . rbtoP
caught up with him, and he fled to Missouri, where
it appears, he lives to this rtau wi, 1. . !
e r .- . j ' "..M wb nave sua
or mm is as notorious at Lexinaonn. v;ni,ni....:n.
and Bowung Green, as any thing can possibly be.
Vi,,nutwonder' 1,111 this thief, on settlinc
in Col. Benton's State, deemed it fitting and pro
per to loin Col. Benton's m,ti, IT
election to the Presidency, Ridgely will no doubt
opimimea oecretary ot the treasury. In the
mean time we suppose that all the loco editors will
ep mi, leuer continually in their columns, a atan
otnir memento of the
oecn one conversion to the administration."
Of the truth of the fureo-uinor from il. tm,..i
we know nothing, but ore enabled to give something 1
of this recruit's liistor in this State. Rii1ta!p. I 1
went to Palmyra a violent loco foco: finding a ma. t j
jority in Marion opposed 10 the administration, he 1
turned over and went to the Whig Convention I
without any authority. He professed to be a law.. ;
yer and opened an office in JVmyra. Last fall he "
visited this city. On board the odt he fell in com- "
pany with a gentleman of that o(untyformerly a. 1
citizen of thia oitje, with whom he wmt to the Na
tnT0 Tr '"I Was in'r0?uced y gentleman,
to the obliging hosts of that excellent establish,
meut as h,s countryman. After spending several
days, and running up a bill, he slipped his valeisa '
under his cloak and dodged off without settlinc it or
even sayinir cood bve. We havn hn.r.1 .
ecdotes lllustrutive of the man's character, but
enough has been shown to commend him to the loco
toco party, and whenever he intends applying for
the appointment of fcmb-Tieasurer, he cun doubt- " '
less get the recommendation of the host, ol the "'
Nationul.as thev have evidence that homo ui,. 1, 1. t
He is at best "very small potatoes." It is gratify.
ing to know he is eone from the friends of Harrison
such a being never need expect sympathy in their
ranks. 47. Louis Republican.
This is the gentleman over whose apostacy our
cote.nporaries recently so much exulted.
Tho Loco-fucosare entirely broken-hearted and
disconsolate so much so. indeed, that we rnm.nr
help pitying them. "It is hard, but fair," gentle.
men. You have been liberally and thoroughly trus
led by the people- you have betrayed their confl. .
dence, and should not be surprised to see their f,
foctions transferred to thoir old Defend! r, wbo
has never taken advantage of his popularity to si. -complish
his own selfish ends. Republicans a )
neitlier untrraloliil nor iiiiilieriiiikiint,iifr-
Goon! -A loco foco editor in Pennsylvania iayl
thit Pennsylvania is as safe for Van Uuren uWjio-
York or Ohio! This is very justly tor mod by the
'cold comfort!" . J
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