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J(f"S 'he harvest,
SSnv-W--frop,e now esl1 hlm
OUR ES'e 'erm t0 nsta h'ra
, .resioeni iippecanoe.
ihe-rne wbigs have all buried dissenticn,
As patriot ever should do,
And have sworn to a man in convention,
To standby Old Tippecanoe.
The locos hate chuckled, denying
That whigism ever will do;
But, astounded, they hear the whole nation
Husza for Old Tippecanoe.
The republican banner is waving,
Unfurling its folds to the view,
Oh 1 whigs, let your motto be "union,"
And rally round Tippecanoe.
Yn foes to misrule and corruption,
Com join in thejubiloe too,
And we'll shout at the next fall election
The Harrison Tippecanoe.
Oor sires in heaven will join chorus,
And call up Old Rosin the Bow,
And play on his sweet sounding viol,
The tune of Old Tippecanoe.
THE HARRISON HURRAH.
The loiiowing pasnoge is irom me new 1 car s
Address of the Cincinnati Gazette. It is spirit
Turn we to the loftier themes than those!
What tumult hark ! what loud Reclaim,
dwells up on the careering breeze 1
Ay, ring it out that name wil' yet
E'en louder peals and loftier get,
As, gathering :trenglh, it fast shall run
From thoughtful sire to fiery son,
And by resistless hosts be given
To each far-journeying wind of heaven.
Then ring it gloriously out !
It will not prove nor weak nor vain.
Thonsands there be will catch that shout,
And shout it to the winds again,
Whom other sou no would fail to roue
v no ne er wouia omer cause espouse.
It wakens memories of one,
Among our country's noblest names;
And they will shout for HARRISON,
Who led them at the Thames,
And join his battling hosts again,
And conquer with him now, as then.
Is he not honest able just
Worthy a nation's highest trust 1
Go ask of him, whose tottering form
Bears marks of many a winter's storm,
Who in his youth was true and tried
The friend of thousands, and their pride:
Go ask of him, whose foot has been
Where blood incarnadined the green ;
When hostile armies closed in strife,
IVi . readiest perill'd limb and life :
Go sk of him who, long ago,
X-":.rre old Potomac's waters flow,
Within the Nation's Councils sate
And heard ihe high and stern debate,
TTtais voice, whose influence, uhcie command,
Wore ever for his native land,
Its freedom, and its glory :
Ar.d each will tell of one who now
T' (Is yearly with his humblo plow
A Yeoman old and hoary ;
'Vhose step is firm, whose voicu is clear,
"hose joyous tones of morning cheer
Oft wake the toil worn sleepers :
Who when old Winter's snows prevail,
Sw ings with his men the sounding fioil
And when the harvest scents the r?a'e,
Bends low among !iis reapers.
Each is the mnn that prompts acclaim.
Shout then, again, his honored name !
A Fczzls As many of our femule readers may
feel as "Eliza" dues, we copy the.following from the
Philadelphia North American :
Mr. Editor Will you please tell us after whnt
form Miss Victoria of England is to be married and
whether she is to promis to ohty, as we puor com
mon maidnes are obliged to do, before we can enter
tiie holy temple of matrimony As a good Church
ef England girl, some of us do not sco ho.v she can
do otherwise than go according to the book, and
yet it would be awful to commence her married life
with Jibbtng, as ever body know s her husband will
have '.o obey her he being only a subject.
Besides how can sne comply wiui ira junction
'-riuture- "'V'vas obey "our husbands;" vvlien
neans to rule him. Mow can a marred yucen
of us are ufraid you areso stately, yon will
this, but there is no harm in sending it
-an at any rate ton us an aoow me muter,
1 he morn interesting to us thnn your
- fur jjl'hniifh none of us expect
r. regret ouMlMmmtv, miirricdi anJ it
Ifcifctew to obey we do not
JT-i nf tho I New York ller-
Jhing of th Whig National Con
oid the following admirable od
'"Vgcd putriot, who, bidding
,aftn nnd weather, amidst the
W oge, mnde his way to the
t ' ate reckless of all conse
nt mij:ht ensue or befal him.
r i. , atRAT ot "ja ana is a w ma oi
ow nn admirer oi henry
thful advocate oFGicnkral
om a loni: and intimate no
f,? rr :r i li Van Buren, he knows
X'i .i!. 'V'aj-id strnnrr! v dnir.tn him ns
IliHIWlf, "ic pv
11 puf t ;?'jwr and a political tyrant
W e h. n :
i vast deal ol our time, but
r 1 .
ri Aemoer to nave perused so
tone nnr tyv, ive;tiHiiui a sKeicn as tins o
tlineial-.fytvtNosTON. Good old man
howve vfi'te thy virtue ! how we ea
1 ' r': 1
teem auu .mnuro iiiy hjipu uuinuusui
hemeitv crowned with the glorious uiauem
ol gi'Hy hairs, iO(uence mauo more eioqu
eat hv tlie ljpte of virtue. When sucl
man step forward to breast the torrentol
corruption, there can no longer be a doubt
but the Ilepublican is sale that corruption
is "out of fashion" that political tyranny
is about to receive its death blow, and that
public plunderers are coming to their final
punishment the retribution 01 me people
tliejusl vengeance 01 tne law !
lie says "1 know Harrison well my
native State will go for him."
'I know Van iiuren well he will make
slaves of you unless you arrest the march
of Executive usurpation."
With n I eauliful simplicity a fpm tnn
brevity, and an attic seasoning, he deserves
every tiling uy a single uuen oi tne pencil.
Honor and gratitude, we say, to Peter K.
Livingston of New York.
The Hon. Fett-r R. Livingston, of New
York, was called from all parts the house.
Mr. L. came forward trembling with the in
firmities of age and embarrased by the nat-
tenngtestimonials oi respect and atleclion
with which he was greeted.
Mr. President, said he my voice is verv
feeble, and 1 must beg your indulgence tl
I am unable to make mvself heard. Where
1? In Harisburg, Pensvlvania. What
brought mc Here? ijove ol country an
ardent desire to seethepoweis that be pros
trated, and a sincere belief that every hon
est man is bound to contribute his exer
tions to produce this result. I nm a very
old man, Air President, nnd nothing but the
perilous situation of my country could have
drawn me trom nome at mis inclement sea
son. I was a democrat of '98, and have
been ahvnvs in the harness nnd we must
bring the Government back to the simplici
ty ol mat day or tne republic is lost. Jt is
not for me to speak of that splendid states
man, Henrv Clay. I envy Kentucky. She
will have his ashes, and the country willhave
his fame. I know Harrison well. In the
compliments that have been paid to him,
every thing is true nothing is over colored
or falsely depicted. 1 know his patriotic
attachment to his country, his ardent love
of freedom. My native State will go with
him; and I slrongly indulge the befeif that
theCevstone will yet be found the arch ol
the republic. I should like to draw the
character of Van Buren, for I know him
well but my health will not permit. I should
lave not one word to say in Ins tavor and
it would require hours to delineate his
vices. He has robbed you of yout money,
and he will eventually make slaves of you
all, unless you resist the march ol executive
usurpation, notation is every thing. J lie
great Franklin said that when republics got
radically wrong they will get radically
right. We are radically wrongset us
rightoverturn this corrupt dynasty and I
shall go down to the grave in peace.
CHARACTER OF GENERAL HARRISON
By Col. Richard M. Johnson.
Extract from his speech in the Scnalt of the U. S.
"Who is Cen. Harrison? The son of one of
the signers of the Declaration of Independence,
who spent the grcatur part of his large fortune in
redeeming thu pledge he then gave, of his "for
tune, life and sacrsd honor," to secure the liberties
of his country.
"Of tho career of Gen. Harrison I need not
speak the history of the West, is his history.
For forty yeais he has been identified with its in
terests, its perils and its hopes. Universally he.
loved in the walks of peace, nnd distinguished liv
his ability in the councils of his country, he has
been yet inoie illustriously distinguished in the
During the late war, he waa longer in active
service than any oilier General officer; he was
perhaps, oftener in action thin any one of lliem,
and never sustained a defeat."
As "Old Tecuinseli' has too manly a
heart to kktiiact this Well deserved eulogy.
"the party in leimcssee, Alabama and
Virginia have determined to throw him off.
See the proceedings of their conventions.
Whether they win succeed or not, will be
seen by the result of their National Convention-
Certain it is, that that bodv wits
'got up" by the office holde's for nothing
lxss but fearing that '-Old Dick" may pos
sibly sustain himself before that body, the
Loco's of Virginia have not only resolved
against him, hut further resolved that they
will NOT 00 INTO THK NATIONAL CON VKNTI0N !
It would therefore seem that Johnson is to
be dropped out of the party at all even rs
at least so far as its vote in Vikoinia is
concerned, and nobody believes he can be
elected without that. Well, we like Rich
ard M. Johnson but he, like Martin Van
Buren, has had iuvf.rm. Stockholder.
'Thk. STOc;-noLtEti" Origin of the
Name. ''It iSfteiNTiaEST of the Stock
holders to watch the President, Directors,
Cashiern and other Officers. It is their uuti
to control and govern them not be gov
erned by them. I am hence n STOCK
HOLDER, andnhnll r.riain so while I be
long to the sidepf THU PEOPLE."
A STO CKIIOLDER.
In all tires, and in nil countries, it has been ob
served, tjtfiSt the cultivators of the soil are those who
ire the h twilling to pari wim inoir rignis. ano
i'.t tj -selvta to tbfewill of marter. ' utn.
frrs to iis figri'v'tvral S". ' Ohi.
Come to the Record.
The follewinff is Ikt rttori that Harrison
has been honored with the confidence of every
President of the U. States from the organization
of the Govergment down to the eddoption of the
'spoils system,' After leftrring to the joint reso.
Intion of UongreBJ, approved by James Monroe,
and republished in another column of to-day's
pnper, we quote from the Executive Journal of
the United states Senate, 17tw, (0 lozu, inclu
sive. In the Executive Journal, 1791, page 86, we
find the following ;
United States, Oct. 31, 1791.
Uenllfmen of th senate : Certan offices nav
ing become vacant since your lJssion, by
death, resignation, or appointment to. odier offi
cers, of those who held them, I havS in pursu
ance of the power vested in me hy fllifcoiistiiuiion,
appointed the following persons to fill these va
cancies, viz :
FtBSC RECITEMENr nf
LIAM H. HARRISON, i. ;j, vice
In the same Journal, puge 83. the followin
The, Senate proceded to c
tion of the President of the h
tained ir. his message of 31st Ootoh
resolved, that they advise and con
anointment of the persons therein
omcijBto which they are respects
In the same join mil, 1793, pa,
"United States. Feb
Gentlemen of the Senate: 1 nointhalo th fol-
owing persons for promotion and appointments
in the Legion of the United States, viz ftr
WILLIAM H. HARRISON, Lieutenant, vice
In the came jonrnal, page 131. the following :
Saturday, Feb. 23, 1793.
The Senate took into consideration the mes.
sage of the President of the United Stales, nomi
nating lor promotions ana appointments in lite
Legion of the U. States.
Resolved, That the Senate advise and consent
to the appointments respectively, agreeably to
In the same journal, 1797. page 250, the fol.
"United States, July 10, 1797.
Gentlemen of the Senate: I nominate the
following persons for promotions anil appoint
ments in the Army of the U. States.
First Reqimestof Infantry.
WILLIAM II. HARRISON, Captain, vice
Kingsbury, promoted. JOHN ADAMS.
On motion, it was agreed, by unanimous con
sent to dispense with the rule, and that tho said
nominations be now considered. Whereupon,
Resolved, That the Senate do advise and con
sent to the appointments, agreeably to the nomi
nations." In the same journal, 179S, page 2S2.
Tuesday, June 26, 1798.
The following written message was received
from the President of the U. States, by, Mr. Mai
com, his Secretary :
Gentlemen of the senate: I nominate, &c.
WILLIAM II. HARRISON, Esp. of Virninia
to bo Secretary of the Territory Northwest ol the
River Ohio. JOHN ADAMS.
Thursday, June 2 .1798,
The Senate took into consideration the message
of the President of the U. States, of tl e 2f;th in.
slant, and the nominations contained therein, &e.
Resolved, That they do advise and consent to
the appointments, agreeably to the nominations
In the same journal, 1800, page ioi, the fol
"United States, May, 12. 1800.
Gentlemen of the Senate: 1 nominate WIL
LIAM H. HARRISON, of the Northwestern
Terrrtory, to be Governor of the Indiana Terri
tory. JOHN ADAMS.
Tuesday, May 15, 1800.
The Senate proceeded to the consideration of
the message of the President of the U. States, of
the 12th instant, and the nomination contained
therein, of WILLIAM H. HARRISON, to office,
Resolved, That they do advise and consent to
the appointment, agreably to the nomination."
In the same journal, 1803, page 441, the fob
"Thursday, February 3, 1803.
A written message was received fiom the Pre.
sident of the United States, by Mr. Lewis, his
"Friday, February 4, 1803.
The message of the President ol" the United
Slnlps. cnininnnir'nlpfl nn 3.1 Fphrnnrv. was rpnil
aslollows: Gentlemen of the Senate : I nomi.
nate dec, WJILLIAM H. HARRISON, to be
Governor of Indiana Territory, from tho 13th
day of May next, when his present coimviibsion ns
uovernor win expire.
WILLIAM lliiMiV UAKKJMJiN,
ana, to be a Commissioner to enter into anv ti '..
or treaties which may be necessary with a -v l i
dian tribes North West of the Ohio, an! u i(.i; ,
the territories of the V. S. on the subjec 'fthci.
boundaries or lands. ,
THOMAS JEFFERSONiJ) -L
"Tuesday Feb 8; tM' '
she senate resinned the consuk' -ntipr
apnnointments, atrrecame to tne nouiiuj't
1 ti the same jonrnai, (vol. z,; pa J 1,
the following :
'Monday, December lo, 1S0G.
The followina writlen message wen: rcceivd
from the President of the U. States, by Mr. (.
his Secretary :
lo the .jenate ot the Li. states: va'ii.r-s
havinjf happened during the last recess ol'Tie
Senate, in the following offices, 1 granted can.
missions to the persons herein named, to eix h c
respective vacancy; which commissions will ex
pire at the end of the present session of life Stn
ale. 1 now, therefore, nominate the same p'r
sons to the same offices, respectively, for appuiiit
WILLIAM IT. HARRISON, of Indiana, to
be Governor of Indiana.
Wednesday. Dec. 17, 1806.
The Sena! resumed the consideration of the
nominations contained in the message received
from the President of the United States, on the
15th inst. and resolved that they advise and con
sent to the appointments of B. Livingston, M.
McClary. Y. Curtenius, P. L. Shenok, J Bar
n, W. W. Parker, J. Peg, W. Durham, K.
1 VI IP-
nies.siijju of the President of the umiwn
of February 3, nominating John MarMr3
and others, to civil and mililniy iippc. jtl
nnd resolved, thatihey advise- and (on; til
Moumrer.-WM. FI. HARRISON. &c, (wroeablj
to their nominations reflectively."
In the same journal, pages IM, 141, tne loi-
'Tuesday Dxtmbef 19 1809.
The following written message was received
from the President of the United States by Mr.
To the Senate of the United States: The com
missions heretofore granted to the following per
sons being limited in their duration and now
about to expire, I noniinato them to the lame
office respectively annexed to their names:
WILIAM II. HARRISON, whose commis
sion as Governor of Indiana Tcritory will expire
on the 19th January next, to be Governor of the
same Territory, for three years next, ensuing that
Wednesday December 20, 1809.
The Senate took into consideration the nies
nse of the President of the United States of yes.
teiday.nom.nating Joseph Crockett and others, to
office. Whereupon resolved, that they advise
and consent to the appointments of John Wil.
ard and WILLIAM 11. 11AKKI5UN agreeably
to the nominations respectively..
In the same journal, 1812, page 290, 300,
308 the loiiowing:
Monday November 9, 1812.
The following written message was received
from the Presitlont of the U. States by Mr. Coles,
To the Senate of the United States: 1 nomm.
nle the persons whoso names are stated in the list
annexed to the enclosed letter from the Secretary
of War, for the promotions and appointments res
pectively proposed, &c.
November 9, 1812.
"War Department Nov. 9, 1812.
Sin : I have the honor to propose for your ap
probation, the following promotions and appoint
nients in the Army of the U Slates.
"Indiana Teritory WILLIAM H. IIARI
SON Brigadier General, to rank from the 22nd
Wednesday December 2, 1812.
The Senale resumed the consideration of cer
ain military appointments, named in the last-
tmentioned message, and i;solved, that the Senate
do advise nnd consent to the appointment of
WILLIAM H. HARRISON, agreeably to tlie
In the same journal, 1S13 pages 329, 330, the
Saturday, Feb. 17, 1S13
The two followina messages were received
from the President of the United States, by Mr
Coles, his Secretary :
To the Senate of the United states: 1 norm
nate Brigadier General James Wilkinson, Briga
dier General Wade Hampton, William R. Davy
of S. Cailolina, Morgan Lewis now Quarter Mas
ter General, WILLIAM H. HARRISON, of In
diana Territory, and Aaron Ogden of New Jersey
to be Major Generals in the Army of the United
States, &c. JAMES MADISON."
February 15, 1813.
Monday, March 1, 1813.
The Senate took into consideration the message
of the President of the United States, of the 27th
February, nominating James Wilkinson and oth
ers to offices.
On the question, 'will the Senate advise and
fonsent to the appointment of WM. H. HARRI
SON'? It was deteimined in the affirmative,
yeas 23, nays 4. On motion, the yeas and nays
tiaving been required by one nun 01 tne oenatois
present, those voted in the affirmative, are
Messrs. Bayard, Bibb, Brent, BrowiT, Crandlbrd,
Cults, Franklin, Gillard, Giles, Gilman, Good,
rich, Howell, Magruder, Pope, Reed, Robinson,
Suiilh of Maryland, Smith of New York, Tail,
Turner, Varnuni and Worthington. Those
who voted in the negative, are Messrs. German
,'ofN. Y.,) Lambert (of N. J.) Leid (of Pa.)
nnd Lloyd (of Mass.)"
In the same journal, (vol. 6,) pages 012, 01 i,
as follows :
Thursday, May 22, 1828.
The following message was received from the
President of the United States, by Mr. John Ad
ams, his Secretary :
" Washington May 22, 1823.
I nominate, &c. WILLIAM H. HARRISON,
of Ohio, to be Envoy Extraordinary and Minis-
ter Plenipotentiary to the Kepublic nf Colum
bia, &c. JOHNQUINCY ADAMS.
"Saturday, May 24, 1828.
The Senate piocc-edeed to consider the nomin
ation of WILLIAM 11. HARRISON, contain
ed in the message of the 22nd inst. & Mr. Benton
being, at his request excused from voting, it was
( without division on the ayes and nays,) resol
ved, that the Senate advise and consent to the
appointment of WILIAM H. HARRISON, a
greeably to the nomination."
I Fro.n the Madisonian.
I HARRISONS PURSUIT OF PROCTOR.
1 The Baltimore Post has asserted, and the Globe
: and other organs of Mr, Van Buren have echoed
the ciiarje, that, at a coudcil ol war held at Sand
pist prior to trie Dattio ot the 1 hanies,
1 1 ncral Harrison was opposed to a pursuit of
:lor's army." Now, let us seo how easily
siule and base calumny nny bo refuled by
, '.inony both pure and unimpeachable. The
.wing letter from the hue v enw.iMt! and high,
inded Governor Sludby, of tv-mucky, meets
i- charge fully and fail !v;
'l'Ks!,iu;:r, April 11, 1-ilG.
" fttar General Yn-:r llti-r i f the lfitli instant1
.is hern duly received, in which you tot d that
li irge hm beon made ujniinst you "that you were
I u reed to pursue I'roctor trom mv remonstrances."
nnd that I inid said to you, upon that occasion, "that
it was immaterial what direction you look, that I
was resolved lo pursue tho enemy up the ThaTies"
and you reduest i ne to give yon a statrtniiiit of facts
in relation to the council of war held at Sandwich.
"I will, in tho first place, freely declare that nn
such language ever pusscil trom me to you. and
that I entertained throughout the campaign t.io high
an upiuu'ii in our mimury luiunis to ouutit tor a
moment j our capacity to conduct the army to the
uest anvun-ogo. n is wen recollected that tlm army
arrived at Sandwich in the afternoon of the S9 h
ol hepternber, and that the next day was extremely
wet. I was at your quarters in the eveninrr of tlml
day; we had a conversation rulative to the pursuit nf
me en 'iny, ana you requested me to see you oarlv
ihe nixt morning. I waited on you just after day
breuk--found you up, apparently waitinir for me:
you led me into a small private room, and on the
way ohserveil, "We must not be heard." You
were as anxious to pursue Proctor as I was, but
might not have been entirely satisfied as to th
rpute. xoa onserveu mai mere were two ways
tiy winch he mi.'iit be overtaken one was down
tho Is ke, by water, to some port or point, of the
name nf which I am not now positive, thence to
march across by land twelve miles to the road load.
ing up the' Thames, and intercept him. The other
way, by laud, up the utraits and up the Thames,
I felt satisfied, by a pursuit oo land, that he could
beoverhau'id, and expressed that opinion, with th
ret cms on"hich it w as founds'!, vd readily
agreed In seiMmeul but you obfero8, tun
were two routes by which la inin'rt be overt&kn,
to determine the one mtwt proper was a measure f
great responsibility: that you wouhl take the opin
ion of the feneial officers to the most practica
ble one, and you requested me 10 con ".'"
an hour at your quarters. I assembled tnnm accor
dingly, to whom you stateti your ueivniii.i ...
purne Proctor, andjour object in culling the.n to
gether; and. after explaining the two routes by
which he might be overtaken, you observed that
the Governor thinks, and so do I, that the pursuit
bvland. ud the Thames, will be most carcuiai.
The general officers were in favor of a piir-uit by
land. and. in the course of that day, Color! ."hn-
son, with his mounted regiment, was able to cross
over from the Detroit side to join in the chase. He
might, however, have been ordered the day before
ilnrir.tr the rain, to cross over with hii reeiment:
but of this 1 have not a distinct recollection. i
army 1 know, was on its inarch by sunrise oa the
. . ... .... - rri -
morn hit nt the 2(1 01 uctODer. ana conunuBu uic
niirsuit foften in a run) until the evening cf the
5th, when the enemy was overtaken, jjurinrine
whole of this long and arduous pursuit, no 111:111
could make greater exertions or use more vigilnno
than you did to overtake Troctor, whilst the skill
and promptitude with which you arranged the troops
for battle, and the distinguished zoal nnd bra verv
you evinced during its continuance, merited and re
ceived my highest approbation.
'In short, sir, from the time t joined you to the
moment of our seperntion, I believe that no com
mander ever did. or could make greater exertirus
than you did to effect the great objects ot the ca n
paign. I admired your plans, and thought tin 111
executed wilh great energy, particularly your or
der of battle and arrangements for landing on the
Canada shore, were calculated to inspire every offi
lanada shore, were calculated to inspir every oiii-tj
er aud man with a confidence that we could not W I
efeated hv anv thing lik our own number.
C'ntil after I'hnd served Wca-npuign ol' 15i:i, I i
was not aware of the difficulties which you hod t
encounter as commander of the Northwestern ar
my. I have since often said, and still do believe.
that the duties assnrned to you on tnai occomuh
were more arduous and difficult to accomplish than
any I had ever known 'onfided to any commander:
and wilh respect to the zoal nnd fidelity with which
you executed that high and important trust, inerean-
thousands in Kentucky, as wen as myscii, wuo
lieve it could not have been committed to bclU r
"With sentiments of the most sincere rejar
and esteem, I have the honor to be, with great res
"Your obedient servant.
Mojor-General William Hen.iv Uarihson.
Here we might safely rest the case, as Govern,
or Shelby is the person who is said by the organs
of Mr. Van Buren, to have compelled General
Harrison to make pursuit of Proctor: but we pre
fer to meet the calumny with additional evidence.
Commodore O. H. Perry, under date of New
port, August 18, 13l7,sustains in his letter to
Geneiul Harrison a copy of which is now be
fore me the statements of Governor Shelby,
and affirms that General Harrison, neither in the
council at Sandwich, nor in piivate conversation
with him, evinced any thing liko an nidir-posi-tion
to pursue the British arrny. The Comno
doro concludes his letter by saying
"Although 1 have little or no pretensions to mi -itary
knowledge as relates to an army, still I ni y
be allowed to bear testimony to your zeal oml acli -ity
in the pursuit of the British army un der Gen? -al
Proctor; and, to say, the prompt chang made v
vou in the order of battle on discovering the po-i-tion
of the enemy, always has appeared to mo ti
have evinced a high degree of military talent.
Governor Cass, late Secretary at War, ai,!
Mr. Van Buren's Minister to France, under dan
of Detroit, August, 31, 1817, in a letter to Gei,
eral Harrison , says
"Upon the subject of the council which wai he!
at Sandwich, 1 citnnot npnn wiui prei-isiun; 1 mi
that tor some cause, I (lo iiot now recollect, l wis i
not nresent at its deliberations. But I do recoil. ;t
that at all the interviews I had with yon, you we e
ardent and zeabus for the pursuit of Proctor :. r
did I ever hear that a doubt had been expressed oy
you upon the subject till long after the events them
selves had passed away, in tlie letter irom gover
nor Shelby to you, which has been published, the
Governor has slated so correctly and distinctly the
propositions which were made tor tiie pursuit ol
Proctor, that there is the less necessity for me to
enter into a detail of them. The main body of the
enemy's army had left Amherstburg some (lays be
fore we landed, and were understood lo oe upon tne
river French. If conducted with common prudence
it was my opinion thm, end is my opinion yet,
ihat they might have moved with such cfieri'y a
to have rendered it impracticable for us to have
overtaken them. A deep indentation of the lake,
some distance below Maiden, would have brought
us within a few miles of the road upon which Proc
tor retreated, and considerably advanced of the po
sition where we overtook him. The propriety of
Dursuinrr him alona the road he had taken, or of en
deavoring to intercept him by the other, rout, wus
the subject of conversation on our first arrival at
Sandwich. But whenever I conversed with yon.
the latter route was mentioned as one which deierv
ed examination, rather than one on which anydeci
ded ouinion had been funned. Upon a considera
tion of its uncertainly at that season of the year,
it was soon abandoned. I was with you frequently,
and conversed vvit.n you freely, during our ccntiii
iiuiico ut Sandwich, and I am oonfideiit you never
husitated in your determination lo pursue I'roctor."
To this high and unimpeachable testimony of
Shelby, lJeny and oass, we nngni, 11 nwx-ssary,
add the deposition of diaries Todd, John Speed
Smith, and Jchn Chambers, Lsmines, ol Ken
lucky, the three aids of Genuial Harrison in the
.ampaign ol laliS; all ol wuoin nave solemnly
Jenlaied this chaise against tha Coiiiiiuudur-in-
Cnief, to be false. I repeat, that it is a smla and
base calumny such it is thown to be by the
testimony direct, positive auu unimpeachable.
Will the Post and the Globe , who h.v
retract en, it
and endorsed this libel on the lair (u
old soldier, who has spent a loijjijfi i
vice uf his country, have tli nu.uuncss
thair slander! 1 lear not. nn. van
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RC.fiillS. can Olll V ue eiucieu uv jibuii:
tation of General Harrison; trial can only he ac
complished by calumnies: a calumny onet.u tier
ed against it must be clung to with resolute hardi-
hood. Hence, no reiractiun, in iins cuse need
Tho chief assaults made by tho organs of Mr.
Van Buren on General llair'tson, are directed
against his military reputation. From this it
would seem that tho alniinistiation party deem
military talents necessary to lit a man lor the
Presidency. Well, be it 0, the rult" must be
general. Now, Mr. Editor of the Addisonian,
as you live in the capital, and must be familiar
with Mr. Vun Btnen's life, will you tell the
people of the West, on what battle fields he won
bis military renown? In what campaigns ias la
served? What victories has he achievcu' at the
cannon's mouth? Was General Van Buren at
Tippecanoe, Fort Meigs, or the Thames? If so,
let it be known. Give us, in the columns of the
Madisonan.nbrief memoir of the military servi.
ces of General Van Buren, and it shall Ic sent to
all the "log cabins" of the far West, and be
echoed from hill to hill, and from Prairie to prai.
Cincinnati, Feb. 14, 1810. (
Note by the editor of the MadisoinU. The
Loco-foco Federalists seemed to hate adopted
uoDoeta maxim inai, a na wtn i:yt
to l ;
good j a trutu
THE HORACE OF JUSTICE. V
Lava' compiled, fiow yatious aourcoa. iK
following disinterested testimonials, which
Vonnnanded from their Several author by the lot i
iy unmotisni, vnior raienn ana success 01 Iran
Harrison, long befbr fa was named for the Pre
sidency, and in times which ought to giv them
weight sufficient to bear down all die potty calum
nies and quibbling objections which party malig.
nity may now presume to forge against the wax.
worn and ti mo-bonored patriot and soldier. d
The authorities vre jresent against the puny -
attacks of Loco-Focp Federalism, and which w f
shall stereotype a an impregnable barricade
gainst all opposition, are no less than the CcM
ORESSOr THE UbUTED STATES, the LtOHlATClItl
or Indiana, and of Kintuckt, Jams Mam.
son, James Monro, Cot.. Riciiaso M. Johsc
ison, Anthony Watne, La no don Chives, St-4
mon, Snyder dev. Shelby, Com. Pekst, Col.
CnooiiAN, Col. Davies, and others, including
in the illustrious catalogue even ihomas KitchieJ
luinseii 1 i
We begin with the testimony of Col. Richard V
M. Johnson, now Vice President of the United
..i'ol. Johnson said, (in Congress)
Who is Gen. Harrison 1 The son of one of the
s iers nt tne ucciaraiion 01 jnneponaence, wno
. nt th trrcater part of his large fortune in reticsm-
n.g the pledge he 'then gave, of his 'fortune, lift: and
-acred honor,' to secure the liberties of bit Coun-
I -'Of the career of Gen. Harrison I need not
t torty years he has been identified with its in-
re-f, its perr.ls and its hopes. Universally b.
ved in the walks of peace, and distinguished by
'uk the history ot trie west, is his history
s ability in tlie councils of his country, he has.
V rm yet more illustriously distinguished in tb ,
"During the late war, he was longer in active
;rvice than any other General officer , he was per
!).)s, oftencr in action than any one of theia, and
miver sustained a defeat."
IJames Madison, in special message to Con
gress, Dec. 18, 1811, said,
While it is deeply lamented that so many valu
able lives have been lost in the action which took
phice on the 7th ultimo, Congress will see with
satisfaction the dauntless spirit of fortitude victo
riously displayed by every description of troops en
wnged', as icellas the collected Jirmness xehich distin
guished their commander on an occasion requiring
the utmost exertions of valour and discipline.
Jam M Madisox in his naetsage to Congress,
Nov. 1S12, said,
An amnio force from the States of Kentucky
Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, is placed, with,
the addition "of a few regular under the command
of Brigadier Gen. Harrison, possesses the entire) f
.nnHilcnn. rtf 1. i m follmv cnlHi0r4. IITinnff Ufhnm ..a :l:
citizens, some ot them volunteers in the ranks, not
less distinguished by their political stations than by '
their, uersonal merits.
In Mr. Madison's message of Dec. 1813, the ,?
compliment was extended, as follows : '
Tiie success on Lake Erie havinc opened a pas-: '
a.rri tin tlm lnrrilnru nf the enemy. Iha nffinf,. in,nm H"
iy, the officer com-3; ?
s, transferred th" f
suing the hostile. - V
associate, forced. -J, -
'' " .- ... j i - -"- .t
mantling the JNorlliwesiern arms,
war thither, and, rapidly purs
troODS. fleeirie with their savapn
a general action, which quickly terminated in th
capture of the British, and dispersion of the savage
This result ts signally honorabk to Major Ge- ' M
ERAL Harrison, by whost military talents it eVf t
prepared. ' ' f
The following tribute of praise was paid to Geri
eral Harrison, in 1311, by eltvcn of the officer
who foueht under his banner at the batl.'. of Tip-
.pecanoe : 1
"Should our country apain require our ierWVi t
nn'iost; a civilized or a sava?e foe. we should match
I; l..n.'er Gen. Harrison with the mosl' perfect con-
tidence of victory aud fume."
i.r-r maai." n o tittti a.r,XT V iTl, i V i n r.
AMS, A. HAWKINS, H. BCRCHSTEAD. HOSEA
1LUOD. JOSIAH SPELLING, O. BURTON, C. &
FULLER, G. GOODING, J. D. FOSTER. . W
Extract of a letter 'from Col. Davies, who u f
killed at the battle of Tippecanoe. Aug. 84, 1511: l-
"I make free to declare that I have imagined-' it
there were two military men in the west, and lxen J
Harrison is tiie nrstot tne two. vffl
Message of Symon Snyder, Governor of P. ;
Dec. 10, 1813.
" Already is the brow of the young warrior,
Croghan, encircled with laurels, and the blessings
of thoiisinds of woman and children rescued from
the scalpins knife nf the ruthless savages of the l
wiiuernnss, anu irom mu sun more lavage rruc-rf '
- tT : 1 11 . tl w.
lor, rest oil jiurriuo anu 1119 iftiiKiii anuy, Vl.'
In the Legislature of Indiana on the 12th Nor. jl
1S11, the Speoker of the House of Representative,
Gen. Win. Johuson, thus addressed General Har
"Sir The House of Representatives of the In
diana territory, in ther own name, and in behalf of
1 heir constituents, most cordially reciprocate the
congratulations of your Excellency on the glorious
result of tho late sanguinary conflict with the Shaw
nee Prophet, and the tribes of Indiana confederated
with him ; when we see displayed in behalf of our
country, not only the consummate abilities of th
general, but the heroism of the man ; and when we
take into view the benefits which must result to
that country form those exertions, we cannot, for a
moment, withhold our meed of applause." Nj
Gen. Anthony Wayne, in his Letter to the Soe- ,
retary of War, giving un official account of hi
sanguinary Indian Battle, in 1792, said : jr.
"My faithful and gallant Lieutenant Harrison, f
ie:idered the moat essential service, by communica- I
ting my orders in every direction, and by his cen ,
duct and bravery, exciting the troops to press for ,?
Gov. Shelby 10 Mr. Madison Miy 13, 1814, ays
"I feel no hesitation to declare to you that I Www
Gen. Harrison to lie one of the Jirst mill tan charac
ters I ertr knew."
Col. Richard M. Johnson to dan. Harmon, July
4, 1313, says :
" H' did ntt want to serve under cowards or trai
tors ; but under one Ilirrison who had proud him
setj to he u ise, prudent and brave."
Commodore Perry to General Harrison, Au
gust IS, 1817, says:
"Tho prompt cuarge mad by you in the order
of buttle on discovering the position of the enemy,
has always appeared to me to have evinced a high
degree if military taltnt. I concur with the vener
able Shelby in his general approbation of your con
duct in that ctimpiign."
Tho opinions of the Hon. Lanqoom Ciievei,
of ihe importance of iho vicioiy of the Thames,
and the bravery of Gun. William IUnv Has
rison: "The victory nf Ilirrison. teas such as would hat
f utred to a Human General in the best days of th
Republic., the honors oj a triumph! He put an tni
ta Uie War in the uppermost Canndi."
Sentiments of tiie Hero of Fort Stephenson,
Co . Croghan, now of the War Department:
"I do-ire 110 plaudits which are bestowed upon
me at the expense of Gen. Harrison.
"I have felt the wannest attachment for him a
a man, and my confidence in him as an able com
mander remains unshaken. I feel every assurance
that he will at all times do ine ample justice; and'
nothing eould give me morn pain than to see ni en
emies seize upon this occa-.ion to deal on t their un
friendly feelings and acrimonious dislike; and
lonir as ho continues, (as in mv humble opinion he
has hitherto done,) lo make the wisest rrsngomenO
and them Ml. judicious disnf,siiionC'1vi-);e force
his eoini.iaud will i'istifV1 7 . Jtat ,
to unite with tho army in bestowinir usou.'t4 J
qmJUrnx vhieK Kt so risXy merit, and whl
n nocca-Mon bion.'ViUiheiij."