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For the Boon's Lick Timet.
Mh. Cady : We can no lunger think of Old Tip
pecanoe without rhyme, antl tlitrcrorcl send you
The Whigs they aro rising nil over the land",
And resolving, as brethren should do,
To bury distentions, nnd join hand in hand
In the cause of " Old Tippecanoe."
The voice of their country now calls them, and
As patriots faithful aud true,
Cjm never rol'uso her comtnnnda to obey,
While led by " Old Tippecanoe."
Then rally, brave boys, with your banners on high.
And the motto unfolded to view,
" For our country to conquer, or in battle to die,"
By tho side of " Old Tippecanoe."
The lories full long have triumphant appeared,
lint now they begin to fuel blue,
For they know that a tyrant has never yet dared,
To stand befuro " Tippecanoe."
His " cabin" is built up, of loirs all unheWH,
(They say, and we grant it is true,) I
L'ut " unothcr guess" house they'll disauver lull
Is destined for " Tippecanoe."
His " cider's too hard" for our stomachs, say they,
And admit it we readily do,
But harder, by far, on their shoulders will lay,
Tho lash of " Old Tippecanoe."
" lie is old," they exclaim, but for that we dun'1
For so was Old Hickory too,
The older, the tougher, to them will appear,
The arm of " Old Tippecanoe."
But besides, "he is poor," and can never withstand
The gold of Van Burcn & Co.,
But poor as he is, all the wealth of the hud,
Cau't " buy up" Old Tippecanoe.
And though the base millions of power may sncor,
As their master compels them to do,
They cannot regard without quaking and fear,
The march of " Old Tippecanoe."
For tho chaps thatsurround him are " just of the
To " lick up" a tory or two ;
A keen set of fellows, so runs the report,
Aro the soldiers of Tippecanoe.
Then rally, bravo boys, with your banners on high
Aud tho motto unfolded to view,
For our country to conquer, or in battle to die,
By tho sido of " Old Tippecanoe."
From Hie Columbia Patriot, April 11.
Pursuant to a numerously signed cull
tliero assembled an immense number of the
citizens of Uoone, at the Court House in
Columbia, on Monday, the Gth instant.
The Meeting was temporarily organized by
callinir VVimjam Coiinklius, Esq. to the
Chair, who upon taking his scat explained
the object of the meeting in some brief, per
tinent and lorcible remarks. Wakukn wood
son, Esq., then rose and moved the appoint
ment of u committee of fifteen to' report
nermament. officers for tho meeting and
matter lbits action. The motion being
adopted, the5 chair announced, as the com
mittee, Warren Woodson, Uverton Harris,
John Barnes, A. W. lurner, Jacob btruug
han, William Maupin, J. 13. Howard, G. S,
Tuttle.J. M.Gordon, John T. Hill, John
Henderson, James Fer-fruson, James King,
James Arnold and T. Miller.
Upon the retiring of the committee the
meeting was addressed by Maj. J. S, Uul'ins
who had not proceeded fair in his remaiks
when the committee by their chairman re
ported the following permament organiza
tion ot inc meeting:
For President,
For Vice Presidents,
William Johnston David Gordon,
Phillip Haines, Richard Ilaydon,
James Kelly, Samuel Maris,
James Cunningham, Stephen Williite,
Hiram Philips, George Nurtheut,
William Kidgeway.
For Secretaries,
M. R. Arnold, It. N. Todd and 1). M.
Hickman, who took their scats: the Com
mittee then aain retired; ana :J;ii. ltoiiins
resumed his remarks which were continued
for about an hour, whom the CominiUe re
ported the following resolutions:
Resolved, That a change of Rulers is al
this time necessary to carry out the pi inei
pic of conlining, in future, tho incumbent ol
of the Presidential chair to a single term ol
service. It is necessary, to preserve and
perpetuate true republican principles to
urma back tne government to me propei
and wholesome exercise of its legitimate
powers to restrain the Executive depait
nicnt from usurpation and encioycliment on
the constitutional riglits ol Congress u
check the daring and reckless spirit of cxpe-
i inii ulintr, to teach the high oflioers of State
the long neglected lesson of political truth
that with us all power is inherent in the peo
ple that they are our servants, not our
masters that, instead of blindly and pas
sively submitting to Federal dictation, we
will once again claim and exercise the high
prerogative of sovereignty, and icipuVc from
our servants n prompt and chetrliil obe
dience to our will. It is necessary, to en
sure tho enactment of such laws and the
adoption of melt measures of policy as will
best promote the diversified iiilerests,-r-tlie
individual and aggregate prosperity and hap
piness of the American people. It is neces
sary, that the GoveMimcnt may be speedily
and ellectually purged of that unbounded
venality and corruption which in their fre
quent aud astounding manifestations, for sev
eral years prist, has put patriotism to the
blush, and inflicted a stain of degradation &.
disgrace upon our once fair name which it
will require years of virtuous ami enlight
ened administration to ell'ace. It is neces
sary, to do away all the grievous and com
plicated evils and inconvenience which are
every whcie felt by the great body of the
people, throughout all the departments ol
theii commerce, agiicullure and nimuific
tines; snd to nyeit the sli'.l more dreadful
and oiiiinniu infl.icn'os of oiIum ct untrUd
ox: cii: --.its hieh th.c.itcu -.ci I. mil y 3ii!l
f ii v A! t i e nav i "s-j- ti u n 1 ti z r w fi a m
JO hJ' li? l o JL J. Ly jm iL 1 1Y1
further to paralyze our energies, dry up tho
sources of our prosperity and wither all our
cherished hopes of the dawn of h brighter
day. i inally, a chmge of Rulers is neces
sary, to secure to the country, once more, n
season of repose, from the relentless politi
cal warfare, waged from selfish motives, by
the ambitious incumbents of office, in order
that the.y may perpetuato their own power
and. thus be enabled to continue longer to
fatten and riot on the public spoils.
ll,y '":,y enjoy nnv.ng their neigh
We should liko i.i know whether tin
eg.i Assiriiiii,,ti which nt first called ii
!ho "I'omiyless Ari.stocruev paid Hit
ge on the h fr which has b. e ciium,
nil such directed iov hv
prions, however. ( :. - IT i i ... ('
wiih his accustomed moderation nml wis-
in imtiiting tho nrudenrfi i.f il.n S:.;
piiKiiid, ,en ho foiled the craft!
:nvj litr 1 . ....... I ... .. r.
ill. 'S3 III
ii in, uiiui itiue, inuisiiuusaui i.t.ut
sV.u y
oour prosperity, that the aggregate amount
of the circulating medium of tho country,
be not iiiminislicd suddenly: as a rapiu anu
sudden diminution will directly and inevi
tably work injustice nnd injury to that lar
gest, most ntcrpnsing and uselul class ol
citizens usually called the debtor class:
hue on the other hand, it will add largely
to the already overgrown wealth ol the
purse proud capitalist, thus tending to make
the poor poorer and the rich richer.
lhatany nieasurcot government, wheth
er a law passd by Congress, or simply an
Executive edict, circular, or proclamation
which tends to diminsh the amount of circu
lation, either by striking out of existence a
portion ot the money, destroying or impar
ting its credit as money, or causing it to be
locked up, and withhold from circulation,
is unwise and unjust, destructive ol those
interests which ought to be cherished and
sustained; and that all such measures arc
contrary to the spirit of the constitution,
and deserving the universal condemnation
of the whole American people.
That the Sub-Treasury experiment, as it
is called, with its subterranean vaults and
bolts and bars and locks, is a mammoth
scheme of that description which, if it be
come a law, is destined to be of all powerful
and pervasive influence, spreading immense
distress and ruin throughout all lite ramifi
cations of each department of commercial,
inaniifacluriiigaiid agricultural industry ;anu
besides, as President Jackson truly states in
his message of Dec. Gth 103C,"it is against
the genius of our free institutions to lock up
in vaults the treasure of the nation. To
take from the people the right of bearing
arms, and put their weapons of defence in
the hands ol a standing army, would scarce
ly be more dangerous to their liberties, tln.n
to permit the government to accumulate im
mense amounts of treasure beyond the sup
plies necessary to its legitimate wants.
Such a treasure would doubtless be em
ployed nt some time, as it has been in other
countries, when opportunity tempted am
bition." That in iew of the adoption of a measure
so unwise, so ui.ju.a and so justly odious,
whereby the molded value ol all commodi
ties and of every description of property is
to he suddenly and greatly diminished, it u
but an honest ihilv, which its advocates in
Coi grissau i its jaoat taojelorin the white
House owe this nation, to advocate wiih it
and adept al tho lime of its adoption "An
act, reducing the salaries of the President,
his cabinet, the members of Congress and
all other officers of the general government,
in a ratio to correspond as nearly as may
be, with the redaction in tho molded value
of labor, commodities ;qid other properly,
throughout the L'nion.
That any scheme U bring tho public
treasure nearer the actual custody and con
trol of the President tiiaiwti now i.;, and ex
pose it to be plundered by a hundred hand-,
when one cannot now reach it, is disorgan
izing and revolutionary and nllhrds just
cause of alarm; and that to aich an eii'ort to
enlarge Executive power and put into its
hanJi the means of corruption, the people
ought to g've their mct walehll! at ten
H.3o!veJ, That tin: o:li:es of the gov
ernii.ent were not intended to beiii-ltu-mcnts
in the hands of the President, either
to rc-.tarj friends or punish enemies, but
publiu trusts, created for the w hole p,:;-p'.e
witlwut distiiie!ion of party: and every re
moval of an officer for opinion's sake alone,
is an usurpation of power, unaudiorisej by
tho constitution, subversive of i ho rights ol
ihe citizen and destructive of that elevated
priueiplo of independence which t!ioi,!d
gum-, and dreel the thoughts and actions ol
Resolved, 'Mint proscription for opinion's
sake is not "refoi in'' is not ''democracy"
is not a repub! c-.in principle that it is ex
actly the reverse ol all these nnd that it is
the solemn duly of all honest men, of every
party, to unite their efforts to put down u
doctrine, at once so ty radical, so corrupting
and so destructive of that invaluable right
the freedom of thought nnd freedom ol
Resolved, That in the s-.-lection of indi
viduals for the official stations, the only test
should hi that of the great apostle of Lib
erty, Thomas Jellersou. Ms he honest? is
ho capable? is he faithful to tlu Constitu
tion!" And that the docliiue'Ho the victors
belong the spoils" is one which finds a res
ting pi tee only in the bosoms of demagogues,
and dice-holdors and office-seekers, and
should be repudiated by every citizen hav
ing at heart tho welfare of his country and
the peiinmieney of her free institutions.
Resolved, That ill the selection of John
Tn.Eu, of Viighia, as a candidate for the
II '1 I III ill l laUMU4iUV I V t till
ncy of the U. States, there i:
the People a tiled Republican
Vice I'resideii
pitseuttd to
oi uie oia sen.j
Isle tllbtu, tin
whoiO steads and iufLxi-
u long e.nJ h'.l.lv pj:
alted political I if.', to carry out tho prin
ciples of the true Democracy of "9tf, nllbrd
a sure guaranty, that as Vice President he
would bend nil the energies of his truly great
mind to uphold and defend the. permanent
interests of the nation and tho Constitu
tion and laws of tho land.
Resolved, That the skilful, wise and re
publican conduct i f Wiu.iam IIenrv II.a
iiison, of Ohio, ns a commander, n sta'cs
man and a diplomatist in arduous and exal
ted stations his extensive knowledge ol
tho resources and interests of the country
his sympathy with ihe wan Is and wishes of
the people his affable and unasuming man
ners his statesman-like mind his unwa
vering devotion and constant adherence to
!he maxims of the Revolution all ensure,
that, in his hands, the government would be
tnn.de to promote the lasting welfare and
happiness of all, instead of aiming only to
subset ve the interests of a parly, and that
the institutions and liberties of the U. stales
would not only be permitted to stand un
imparcd, but be made the objects of a kind
ly and fostering protection. We will there-
lore support him as the candidate lor the
People, against Martin Van IJurcn the can
didate of the aristocracy of office holders.
Kesolved, that t tic same impulses ot pa
triotic feeling which conferred upon Wash
ington the proud appellation " Father of his
Country," has attached to Harrison the like
honorable title, " Father of the West :" the
one led our armies to victory and glory du
ring the Revolutionary conflict, the other
conducted us triumphantly through the se
cond war for Independence.
Resolved, That every attempt by a venal
and subsidized press, to detract from the
merits of William IIkniiy Haiihiso.v, as a
true patriot an able statesman, a brave and
gallant soldier, an accomplished general,
contains a denial of the authentic history of
the Country, nnd will only tend to rivet
more closely upon him the affections of a
generous and grateful people.
Resolved, That with ihese piinciples as
their beacon guide and HARRISON & TY
LER as their watchwords, the friends of a
pure republican liberty can, must and WILL
On moiion of Maj. J.S. Rollins,
Resolved, That ihe friends of Hanison
from other counties now present be invited
to participate in the business of this meet
ing. J'. 11. Ilnckaday, Esq. now suggested that
Col. Win. II. Russell, a delegate to the Na
tional Convention al Han isburg, was p re
sent. Iking thereupon called for, Col. Rus
sell favored the meeting w ith an interesting
and eloquent address. Addresses were fur
ther had Irom Capt. Sinclair Kirlley, T.
Miller, Esq. and the Hon. David Todd. The
latter gentleman spoke in behall of his com
rades soldiers under Harrison w ho were
sealed together, by invitation of the meet-
ing wiinm inc imi in mo oouri-iiouse. ihe
serine of the meeting being now taken, the
report of the committee was adopted by an
unanimous vote.
On motion of Ji
!::e Todd.
Resolved, Tlr.t this meeting do .so far
organise a Tippecanoe Club lor lloone
:ouuiy as 10 appoint a rreaiuent ana tee
That Mesa'.1;.
J. S.
Loilins,aud T. Miilcr, be aproihUd a com
mittee to prepare a constitution for said
Club, and report to a future nicei'iier.
I he
owing rrenllemen, in
uly i
ill ol
u honi
.re old Harrison soldiers,
proposed and unanimously chosen
of the Tippecanoe Club.
l-'.l All TO V. N.-ill:'.
James Cunningham, Mos'rs Jones. Tyre
Mariin, Harrison Jacobs, Overton Harris,
David M. Hickman.
James McAfee, Wm. M. Gem'
Hopper, Wm. P. Hat tun, James S
G- o ge y. Knox.
Stephen V.'ilhite, Jehu G. Plnii
11 irris, Caleb Pen Ion.
e, Jam"
ip-', Tyre
Koei.v ioa;; tow Niiie.
John Piewit1, John Davenport, W
t oodi uii, Ja nes Green, Isaac Williams, J.
coujm'uia TOW..s:!;.
Wm. Maupin, Hiram Phillips, Miner
On motion of William Cornelius, Esq.
Resolved, Tint the proceedings of this
meeting be signed by the President aud
Vice Presidents, and Secretaries, and pub
lished in tho Columbia Patriot, and that all
other papers in this State friendly to our
cause be requested to copy the name.
Tho meeting then adjourned.
A. W. ROLLINS, President.
Vice I'rcsi.liiils.
M. R. Arnold,
R- N. Todd,
D. M. Hickman,
If llcncral Huriison is not the cii.Z oc of the
At.ulili.mits ami Anti-Miisuns, why Uo they nil
iiijiorl nun : r tiki il journals.
If Mailin Van Buioii wjs not the candidate
of the Mormoiu in Missomi, and die ficg ne
giocs iii New Yuil., why did dry j11 .jppoit lit in
r! :h: I.i t cl...ti?,i. 2'i'.i-.'-v.
S ATI K DAY, AE'Cilf, !r, I 810.
K'M.M.mmuij.nij .j i t'gnm3r-u.'mjijuijiw.i wmtiffl v
The following is tho amendment which
was moved by Mr. Davis, of Kentucky, on
Monday, 9th March, but which was over
ruled, as not then in order. It will be "in
order" after the fourth ol March next.
Under a new Congress, and a Piesident who
is content with " iiaro ci.umi," there will be
no need of keeping up high salaries to pay
for cavpaignk.. There is more in this limn
tub " Democracy.
the proceedings
in Uoone, which are denounced by the or
gan in this place as ultra " Federal'."
"And the salaries, pay, and all pecuniary
emoluments of the Secretary of tin; .Slate
Department, and all clerks and other per
sons employed in or connected wiih that
Department, or any of its bureaus or busi
ness, mediate or immediate-, t!w Secretary
of the Trea-airy, and all clerks and other
persons employed in or connected with that
Department, or any of its bureaus ot busi
ness appertaining to it, mediately or imme
diately ; the Commissioner of the General
Land Odice, and all clerks or persons em
ployed therein; all Registers; Receivers, and
Surveyors, nnd persons in any way connec
ted with the survey, sain, disposition, or ar
rangement of the public lands, or any por
tion of them; the secretary of War, i.'nd all
clerks or other person employed in that De
partment or any of its bureaus or business;
and all Indian agents of every description
and business; the Secretary of the N ivy,
and all clerks and other persons employed
in or connected with th.it Department or
nny of its bureaus or bi'sines;, mediate or
immediate; the Postmaster General, and all
clerks or persons in any way employed in
or connected with that Department, or any
of its business, mediate or immediate; and
all deputy postmasters, and all custom-house
officers, agents, or employers, or persons
connected therewith, mediately or immedi
ately, or any way wiih the collection of any
portion of the public revenue, shall be, and
the same are hereby declared to be, reduced
as follows, to wit: in ail cases whore the sal
ary, pay, or emoluments, or ail together
shall amount to one thousand dollars per
annum, the same shall be, and is hereby de
clared to be, reduced ten per cent, on theii
aggregate amount in each particular case;
in all cases where the salary, pay, or emolu
ments shall amount to twelve hundred and
fifty dollars or under per annum, ea-li case
shall be, and the same h hereby declared
to be, reduced twclvcand one-half percent.:
m ail cases where the salary, pay, or emolu
ments shall exceed the sum of twelve hun
dred and fifty dollars per annum, nnd amount
to tho sum of fifteen hundred dollars pel an
num, or under, each case shall bo, raJ U here
by declared to be, reduced fifteen per cen
tum; and in all cases where the salary, pay,
or emoluments shall exceed the amount of
fifteen hundred dollars, aud be the sum oi
two thousand dollars per annum or under,
each case shall be, and is hereby declared to
be, reduced seventeen and cne-half per cen
tum; in all cases w here the salary, pay, or
emoluments shall exceed the sum of two
i.'s i;er annum, and Le three
thousr.ud dollai s per ana i
case shall be, and is here!
reduced Uveiiiy percei.ti..
an !'.-
. C'l.-".'
; a
where tiie saiarv, l
l-a.'.euls shaii
per annuin.
iy de.elared to
cut.: tho re-
exceed t'iree tiioi!.-;:oid doi,
ch case shall be, nnd is In
, reduced twenty-five pe
uction, m c'.c'i i
J ever'- case, to bo upon
tho annual amount. And the acconting an. I
disbuising oliicers -f the Government s-hali
settle and li.piid ile all salaries, pay, a:id
eiiiolnmets in strict conformity to the scale
herein c
On the 27 ih day
if May, 1C-3G, the two
repealed t'ne Ural cele-
Houses of Congrc.i
brated Specie Ciret:!ir l.-v the
neavv voie. inis luaiiiiv mjicaie-i
opinion of C.-iii-c.-.i that paper, which a
prudent man Would la! e for ins debt, was
good eno'.'eh, also for the n ,y;; v: nt to re
ceive and pay out to its odice holders. Put
what is Congress or tho people, to Mr. Yen
Huron, mi less they .l-i s.i lie wants them.
We now have liliiioi--, Indiana, Kentucky,
and othei monev, on
on ia:'is but ban
which do not pay specie, nier
lr I rn;n thci
unwillingness to press their borrowers, and
coitsc.Mieiill) the people at large, to raise it;
yet this money, w hieh is good enough f. r
the people, is refused by Mr. Van P-tien
and his Secretary, in the face of the follow
ing tremendous vole of the people's repre
sentatives! What is worse Many people
think, or affect to think, that Martin Van
liurcn is a Dkmockat!
Vote on Hit repeal of t!.: Sj c:k CirrJcr:
IN Tllli llUl'St:.
Yeas Messrs. Admits Alexander, II. Allan,
Anderson, Aycrigif, liaaks, Boinie, 11.11, lJiel.ii.-ll,
Iji.MIc, Rami, liuoii, Bri;;ijs, In-ii.liiead, IJ.ua. n,
liuclmnan, William li. Calhoun, John dllio-ai, V.
B. Cuniibell, Casey, Clminbers, L'haiiii.in, Cheat
ham, Childs, Clark, Connor, Cur-vin, Crui, Crury,
Criinston, Crochet, Cnsliing, Dawson, Davue, Davis,
Degrati', Dennis, Dunn, Edwar.N, Evans, Everett,
Ewing, i'airlicld, Richard, l-'lelclier, l-'ilmoro, Cal
l.ip, J. Li n laud, R. Carl-oid, C lasseo.-l;, Coodc,
Wm. Crahani, Cranthiud, Craves, Crillin, H iluy,
Hull, Hulstead, Hunu-r, llarl.im, Hastings,
llawes. H i) n.-s, Henry, Herod, Hotlman, Htiil,ins,
Howard. R. M. T. Hunter liiehain, T. li. Jaeksnn,
Jabe Jackson, J. Johnson, .N. Jones, Kcuiblo Kil
g.io Klinpcniiiitli, Lejiire, Lincoln, Looniis, Slal
loy, jNlarvin, J. M. iUaon, fimnson Ma.-on, Mariin,
Maury, .May, Maxwell, U. McClollan, McKennan,
Mercer, Milium, Miieiiell, M-m'.uiu.-ry, Morgan,
C. Morris, jiianry, Kaylor, Moble, Norc-s, Hjjle,
l live lis, I'altcraun, 1'i-lls, Pratt, J. II. t'tenti-,.--,
S. y. l'reiilisj, Raii lell, Raiid.i!li, Reed, Riley,
Rcuchcr, Riil-'way, R.jbcrliun, Rebinson, Rumstv,
l'.u5ill, y-nvycr, .jr;teml, Si.cilVr, A II MiPj.pn d,
Vol. 8 Ao. .
.. oi.v'.3itI, fSlm l.h, t'lntle, f-'nvi!. r, Su.nl.-r. Slu
i.rt .-;i-k'...iii, Tubular.), Taylor, Til'iiii:lm.-t, Titus
Tulnnil, Umlerwiidd, Vnmlrrveer, Wcltrr. . H ei t
Wiute, J. White, 10. Whit'le , y, T. 'J'. Whil-
usey, I. Williams, S. Willi.
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'' II- WillmiH, Who, WurJ, Werifdiu-t -n, Vi.il.
Nun JWiMsrs. At'nTt.ai limldin, Ciimhrele.;;:,
l.'iu-.wiey, (Jules Cn hnein, ( 'r incrivile, I lun.-.-.'n,
1'iirriiiifi on, I. l-'i.-tli, r J"rv, I lav,.?,,,, It, J,,li
ley, K.-im, beadhetler, I.i.-r.ti, jM. Ki.v, A. M.-Ulel.
Ian, Jil.tUhtre, .'"ij.ir.', l'.irrN, Teliiki'ii, Hit?.,
;-h.:ilur, NjiuKxr, Thomas, Tuni-.r, JaruJ Wil
lu.ni. J'J.
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Ala., Clay of
(ir.iinly, Knur,
rick, iMuiii.in, ,
Ky., Clayton, Davis, Fulion,
I.'iiupkiii, hyou, MuKcan, Mer
'clid.ir., Noiv.-ll, Preston, IJivi-',
Iv.iMiins, U
uiuiisiai, l.n.'nl.-s .V-vicr, buiilli ol
Ind. Si.iulia
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e!;.-t. r. While, W illi.un.-
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Calhoun, Hub!
Stan--. 'J
Allen, HEN TON. Brown,
Bl'jiru, Nilcs, Smith efCunu.
From the UUin lhm it.
'ROYS, DO YOU lli:Ai: THAT !
Twenty six years ago last Aiilumn. r.-..n.l
a gentleman to us th
boy tending school in
other windows than
oilier day), I waj a
a log cabin, with no
the "light alforded
tniougii tne space ot two logs, hy the re
mova! of a piece of the third, with gna.- v
bits of paper pasted on as a substitute for
glass. This cabin, dedicated to learning, was
situated in the out-slurts of a now popu
lous town in Pennsylvania. So State in
the Union furnished more, or better sol
diers for tho defence and protection of the
Northern frontier cd' Ohio, during the late
war, than did Pennsylvania; not a few ol
her sons were iii the army surrendered bv
Hull, besides numbers of "her bravo follow'
ers were massacred and scalped at Win
chester's and Dudley's defeat; stiil the
after call of Gen. Harrison for more sol
diers, was answered l y large numbers o:
Pennsylvanians, including several from our
village. The departure of these brave fel
lows from their families and friends was
then viewed as a voluntary sacrifice oflife
for tho defence of their country, and the
farewell, God bless ye," was tillered in a
tone and feeling that sard; deep in the
hearts of the bystanders, aa.l which wili
never be eii'aced from my memory.
hi those davs our mails were few and un
. . ... i. . -' .
certain and it was only by the occasionally
pa-'JUigol a sielior disabled soldier return
ing home, that we heard from our army.
Time I. ting heavy, and a deep gloom over
spread our country the la-it news was, a
'battle is soon expected between the Amer
ican Army un-!cr General Harrison and the
I'ritish and Indians under the blood thirsty
Proctor and Tecumseh." Davs and weeks
pa?scj by, and yet nothing was heard from
our array. Our citizens cag-rly hailed all
strangers from the est, witii the anxious
enquiry of "any news iVoiu General li.irri
son;" ;.nd such was ihe delay, ih ubts and
uncertainly, tiir.t it was generally feared,
and I v iii.-mv believed, that Harrison and
his nr.nv h.'. I li.'.e those before Lira been de
feated ;i'id muacre.l. While J was shtiiu'
(said our taf.in.vmt) at the long low window
of our sched Iliv.s.-, rc i our Li-h school-
master ves buis
tin? sni:.!ler urcl.i
sound of a h'Cii.
.'.es.'cn.ling ti.o I.
i!i re;
Ii C
uldeii'y l-.ea
;cd forth nn
a i.-.ilj rli-a:
t full Fj.ecd,
, the
t the
mail bo,
foot of !
rapid i
US his h
on his l...:-.e
iu inii l;e civs.-.
aUer ol iho i
aU cur cabin ;
ir.c at f:;li si
i h-. l rc
?i;vr the !
.'.:.!'. ci.i
an 1 the
:n s..u:i ;t,
. ::i I. or
wlien nnp.-.si'.e (:;: log Aca-.le.i.y, he
out: 'H;:rrison !. as whipped t!;e'il.iii
m.lc.r.s; Liar 1. 1 .li tur...r, wi:h
American heart as ever beat in
Erin, .'-prr.n from bis scat a 3 the
been shot, iiis eyes .icsl.iirr f-..
:h i-ha.:
-reau.i:: c
out "i'-ivs :) v ..i.- j;r:
hat, darted out the d,
mail b w at t!i-? top I
nrs were n..t a se.-on
ones taking the L-.l
a in
1 1 1-
It 1.:-;
r, a. id
b. hind 1
'.Vid the
e ?eh--l-
l.u- I.M-1-w..n ' 1
t.'.e sma.ier eti -s ruiinin-j
after hoil y.ving
screaming witii tri-.-ht."
i ne peoj.u; . -I our viiia.;e hearincr the c
fi'.sion and seeing the mail Imv and Iiors
i- M I it 1 .
iti.i tun, loii.iwe.i iy tiie svlioolmnster at Lie
top of his speed i.nd hi wi.-! ::ji:ool scream
ing, shouting an 1 i-;;r.ii:i:'. l.uc.y n--t whet
to make of it. The Mechanic left his shop,
the merchant his ..:.iv, :,nd the women
stretched their ra cks out of the window:;,
while con-ter;vition and di anay was depic
ted oil every countenance, th.'r.v.il arrivin-i
at the ollice, the carrier rose in his stirrups,
and exclaimed, at t;:e same time whirling
his hat in the air, '11u::.m for Harrison, he
has w hipped the Uriiish and Indians Hiovs
do you hear that;' a uuiveis d shout of j"
burst forth, bonfires were kindled in the
streets, and our village illuminated at niht.
In those days I heard no one say that Har
rison was a ''coward or a gran, v," but I
did hear many sav God bless Genera! Har
rison. A'lVLW'NS YLYA MA N.
A Yankee is making u fortune by travel-
' in Ohio and Indiana, and exhibitinir a
live loco foco, full grown. The aninud is
perleclly harmless. Bulletin.
A New Sta if.. A llichmoiid paper sa s,
mat iur. an Jnuen lias liaa (lie honor ol
adding a new .State to ihe Tnion. Tl
.State of .Starvation. lb-
(gyu is sua mat swart w.ut t'.ie Or -al
. . 1 . 1 . 1 1 -1 .
is iii .lew loik. He remains meet', and
only aiKAi.s about during the niglii. lh.
Twenty-l ight bundled dclegue.- .atcud
a recent ll ni icon Conemt ni it IN 01 ihan
ton, Mass i.-h-.i-aM!-'.
.lddrciis ol fhc tiiUal Commit
Ice t'oa(iiiucL
That poilion of the a Idrcsi of the C-Jiuinil'.c .
with which wo coriimci.ee out coutinudlion thti"
week, is tx'ioe'ed hum 11 similar pjweiful t,d .
dress by tho Coiiie-iviilives of New Y01I1, in
OeUb. i L,,t. The appeal was successful bcf.ie
tho freeine.i of tleu .-reit Stale, and wo C only
believe it may bo ruidettJ so ill this. Evciy man
to his duly und leave (ho result to "CuJ and dm
Country." I
Rut little inoro than two yeiiri h.wn ciajiscd miuc
a highly favi red cili7.rn t.l our own Stale, iio:'e-s-in
t; he g'jvtrno.l by ihe iii-i.le cstabii.-hed l.y
Uie fathers i.f ll.e Ilenio. 1 icy, and tbe-n eiijoj iiii;,
in a hi;;h de,;ie.-, the contid. nee of our rilii- ns in
deiotinn Id i;,e imnor und iul. i ests of New V01I;,
was 1 le-. .ee.l I.i the. oliico c-f Chief MasifiHe of
the United Stales. Under tho admlnia ration ut
iuiiiiu'li.-ee frcdec; .:or, tin; o-.-.iii'ry lu.l attained
an nn.iu:.l degree el' proi'-rily, Liid tl.aL f i ( 1 1 1 -iruilied
cil i.cii iuiltjd tho s.-nIioii, wild wlnnh ho
bad b.. on twiee h.jiwr'.'d by t!iT p'.jiular kJifiat.,
wiih the e.-i.rll.n. Jcclur.ition that ho lel'l lit eun
iry " j.ro p. r ia-i and l.n;i,y." i led-'ed (o " follow
i.i tiio I'.iot-.'.eps of his illustrious pied- retool," ami
iiavintr his cxpe'riviiue in a guide 1 ' direct him tit :
ll.e p ull of h.-.jij-iue-,s, (be people loel.ed wiih confi
dence to the present incumbent to n.deein that
ple.We.nn j reinovo the clouds which 3..1110 iil-j.ti'rrtel
iiiea-urcs of guvt-rnmciit wtic- then ij.'iihuriog over '
lie) mitioil.
Through tho culpable neukef, or ciiinhikl ic
fnsiil of Uongrcss In rniiko Ibu requi-.iio appioirm
tion 1 of our evidently increasing revenue, nnd ih-cii-iiiulatin
surplus, und throiijjll' ihe unwiic and in
judicious stiinulaiions, hy tho Fedoral Government,
of the deposito Jianks, to loan out thin accumulating
surplus amonj; tbo people, thereby inflating ond du
prccirniny tho ye.i.-ral currency, and liasteiuiu' the
npproach of a convulsion, thu i(iiclnetous uiit.ut
of tli9 tSpccio Circular went vastly increased ; at. J
prudence and patriotism utiki; duuiauilcd its imme
diate r.'iical, ami all the wisdom und fo-leiiii' cue
of the Federal Government to savu the pcoplu from
the calamities thus threatening them.
Under t!iei circumstances, the first appeal was
made to Mr. Van bur.;.i for his ollicial action. A
n qiiost was mado to loin by the great body of Ins
political friends in both l.euso-i of tho Congress,
which had then just closed its ession, for the" im
mediate repeal of tho odious .NwnV Ciicutar. It
it was then excrlin; any practical iulhioncc, Ilia
public interests manifestly required that it should
bo promptly rcsciuded ; if it wore inoperative, the
principles of R'pu'iliraui.iin demanded tho obe
dience of the President to thj pit.'ji- Kid. Tne
President treated thpir re.pio-t with contempt, and
neither tho inurinurins of disconieut from an op
pressed and injured pei;.l.!, nur thn entreaties of
personal friendship, sufficed In awaken his sensi
bility. This inauspicious commencement of his
constitutional term of service, produced a general
fueling of disappointment ainony tho IVicuds of the
Executive; nnd they awaited with deep anxiety,
tho exhibition of further evidences of the sense in
which he expected to ndiniuUter the govern
ment. Under tho operation of these causes, and in the
month of May, 1S17, a general suspension of spe
cie payments tool; place, to the entire surprise of
tl.o general government, and the general alarm of
our whole people. Yhcn this great calamity had
been brought upon the nation, it was reasonably
expected that thuso charged with the administra
tion, and who had so much agency in producing it,
would have exhibited an earnest desire to alleviate
tho public distress, and in their olEcial conduct con
duce to tho restoration of the public honor and in
dividual welfare, llejarding our constitution as
founded upon tho immortal truths, "that all men
aro endowed by their Creitor with certain inal
ienable right?, that among these are life, liberty nnd
tho j'tir.ruit happiness, and that to secure these
rights covsr.NMUNTs are instituted," the peoplo ex
pected lre.ni their jovernmcnt a paternal and pro
tecting policy, as much from considerations of duty
as from sentiments of patriotism. Wc need not
remind you of the cruel abandonment, oa the part of
the administration, of all the omstilalfn 1! dj.iz:
which were designed to assist the people ia this
appalling crisis. Several of tho executive depart
ments, including those through which the public
moneys aro coilec'cd, came forward at that period
in a spirit savoring of the most revengeful malice,
ir.d added lh ir c.rlatnry csarti .i to the pressure
which had overwhelmed our citizens. Fortunately
for tho public, tho executive departments were still,
at that time, so intimately connected with the pea
plo, that t'vy could not escapo thu c-.n.-cpienccs of
l.o general revulsion ; and aficr bringing ino'.-ven-y
upon tho land, and ariravaMrtg its dire ef
fects, in tiie autumn of lr.i7, tho Federal Govern,
iiient declared iuelf bankrupt, and summor.od ;!;e
rcpro-xntp'ivc's of the people together, la jr.-rf.V-f.:ft:icr
pay for ils own agotis.
The tirst message of i'resid ;at Van tarcn filled
the whole country with astonishment and alarm :
' :.n.I added must powerfully to the manifold evils ,;
j i.u h r v.hich our citizens were then groaning, 'fl.u . is
1 1 '. !:.:!; i;s t-f thr.t n-OJSic were cicaincd in his rc-
..onauoad-ition of Firs'. , The sJMrcn-urysckime
; Second, Of a ISnn'yr'i. t Lvc afp'ic'.ble to corpora
j ,ieu 1, und ot!:cr hnnkers 2nd Tnird, Of withhoij
I ii g from the States, the.w't hs'.ijnait, due theu,
1 under the Jh pintle A:l. Each of these jrop-i:t:onM
j -.va. against t.10 ii.ost p.Jpib'.o piinc.ip'.Ci i f the do
I moo ratio rcpiillicr.n faith, and tho practice of the
n-.tion; cr.ileac.-i vas most Cist;n.-::y au.l emphati
cally condemned by tl.o leading parly journals i:i all
1 r.rts t-f tho L'::iun.
T! o tkc'.i. ns to..': place in several of tl-o S.att-s
hoit'y ui'icr the delivery of ihe -Irst message, and
I'ernis ,.-d the tirst response of tiio people to the"..'
1. ductrints. 'i'he un -wcr returned 1'rem tho bil
lot boxes pmola imed in a langmige more powerful
than lad ever -c-t bee : tuterod from that o-iree.
their .- fci:.l e..ii- mnuiln of the Al'Oil-
TACY l-F X:i2 1TIESIL: i" ; and those who
looked upe-n his t..es--3go ihe preelection of s
nii-i'.idtd er controlled mind, anticipated that the
i :.i:i.-.!e-rs of this popular rebuke would awaken him
i.i l.is eeliisu.a cruiviHC him to mdepenJence.
'Ab-oluto uoijuitscenco in t!:c wul of tho ma
jority is tiie v.lal piiiiciplc ol rcpub.ics," said the
in mortal Jen. .-sen, and : rein a pro!?. sen to. lower ot
.is principles, the people expected the abaiidonnient.
f his eili-.us iSub-treasury sehoine aud Paukrupt
La.r. 'ii.i-y expected .lr. Van Furen to cjiil'.-rm
hij actions to the popular cpiiiion, Btu1 devote him
self to the exccutiin of his trust for tho pul.lio
l'ublic attcr.ti.in was hence ogaintnrncd, wi'h in-
creasr-.l i.iterc-t, lo (he regular meeting ot Con-
rois itt the fall of lt'7. Tne effect of tl is p'-l'u-
h:r exprcs-i-ui ot opinion upon thesa pr..pos.-d
mensiires t-f the President remained lo be seen, tad
ihe sincerity of ihe professions of Mr. Van U.iren
as a 1.' rii.n-t-.it were to ho put to an mieriing lent.
i ne Jj)irstiMn Uiiuicray regarded the n;'k oj
the j'li.j-.'d to govein as paramount; and incir will Li
tho law by which c.weutivo servants and represen
tatives were to bo directed. The second measure of
ll.e l'rcidenl was received with even more aston
ishment than the lirst. To the amazement of ull
parties, the 1 resident reiterated the recommenda
tion of the tiub-treasury scheme, and evinced a de
termination to force his measures upon the country
in spiie of ihe people and their representatives.
Ucclaiiug ibat "the opimous and wishes 01 uie peo
ple should tier tie sought fur and regarded with the
utmost deference;" yet when thoso "opinions and
w ishes" were mado knowu to him in the constilu
liomd 11, .inner, and found lo disagree with his pre
determined sentiments, the Trosident not only
spurned the popular remonstrance, but openly
charged ihe freemen of New York with being f.i'il
'.e:.--.W and corrupt in the exercise of their elective
l'ranciii-o. This foul and infamous libel of vou;
chief m i-iiai.ate upon your i'.lcriiy uscitiiuusaml
, youi iiidepri.pcii. e a i i.ieii, Ii:i neer been rcc;'U..-d
1 .iieiiJ 1..1 , k 11,1 intuit is a., lea 11 your u.j irie-,
y th cbel pusJinpti-.n ol in. making sn klsttr-n .

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