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That fcdoru) patronage, or federal bribery gen-lv-men,
wa made toopvraH upon the nomination to
' Vtbieh we have been alluding, may tie inferred from
the fur.t, that some of those Senators, who o par
ticularly disiinguiscd UiiMiitelve upon tliut occasion
it) opposition to the honesty and capacity qualilini-
tiuii, unless backed by the whole hog, snout, t il.
bristles and ull of Van Burenistn, liavo already re
rteived llieir reward from lirad quarters. One of
them is placed fur beyond the imliiriiatioii of the peo
ple; being th fartiinntu mecessor of Mnj. Ry'.niid.
that raro otTice holder, who had the audacity to
denounce proscription for opinion sike tyranny.
With the mum Toil facts of r li i kind hfibrn u.
which jro lo Klmiv, the iiluriiiitir; et"iit to which
federal bribery has been practiced, w e think inn
consistently cnll upon the patriotic of till panics to
r,ly with us, and unite i.i averting the common
danger, tu which we re ail cq i n 1 ! y exposed, nml
in repelling these insidious encroachments of fed
erul power, which if not speedily arrested, nil
suredlv swallow up every rnmini tii ie-tige of
Stale sovereignty, and con. pel 'is In bow to the ir
rotihie control of a greut central ile-potism.
tieutlcnien. the tree and untrammelled exercise
of the right of suffrage, unbiased ty any consoler
atious, save those nf ihe public good, is the very
sheet-anchor of our ii' erlics. Let us then din;; li
', with the undying energy of freemen, and irr.o
that we vill transmit to our po-t-riiy. the priceless
hoen which wc have inherited, and which cou.es to
ns sanctified by the blood of revolutionari futh'-rs.
Let tit mark thut man. who c l;s to obfiin our
suffrages, through any other considerations, than
those ivhicil are addressed t.i onr patriotism For
no sincere friend of his country, can desire them
upon any other grounds. No limit would enlisi
men in his support, throned other motive, who
would not also sacrifice ail that we hold dear and
sacred, liberly, constitution and laws, at the shrine
' of his unconquerable liixt for power! And will any
wan pretend to suy, thut it is by appeals to our
patriotism only, that those in poer now endeavour
to sustain themselves before au insulted and indig
nant people? Does ll.e late circular of .Mr. Amos
Kendall, to the 14.000 post .masters, whom lie is
now U: ine as the pliant tools of this udniinis'ra
tion. n Jt.es itself to the noble and disinterested
feeli-tc0 of our nature! No gentlemen, he knows
that these post masters, are dependent f or their
very bread upon the administration. And he knows
that such as have cull ted in iiis sen ice. for cursed
mammon's sake, cun be held by no other influence
than the expectation nf reward. An J aairiir "fori
this knowledge, he lulls thorn, tliat l.e ".vill en
deavour to take care that the true hoartod man who
may aid hiro in reaching the minds (,!' n;t honest
people, shall have no eaue to repent tl.e:r rx rt
ioas." Wonderfully Mieacio.u Anio-! He finds ut. last
th.it he cannot succeed, without "roaching the
minds" of "Holiest" men. lie has the rofucs al
ready, butnl.is for him tuny are in the minority! -And
that he mny reach the minds of an honest, ami
us ho lliinlts. a sirnnleneonle. he hires trien, nul like
himself, notorious for their dishonesty, to intercede
for him; as he" liiihks correctly, that the minds of.
these honest people, might be shocked ai.d repelled.
by coming in direct contact with his inirmcu'ated
sen. ijii'. a las Amos; misting io Knavery ana ci
pidity, you have done without ihcir assistance too
lone As thrv find toj out, they are fast leavin
you And io the honor of human nature be it said,
that & majority of them are already unmiited in
favor of Harrison and reform.
Genllcinen, this letter from I. .ire t Ames, is tru'y
an original production. It has no pr.rallel in the
political history of our ponntry, avo in the letter
which he himself once received from DnH- Green,
when he was bought over from his benefactor
Henry Clay, to the service ot Gen. J.ickson. Hat
Duff's implied abetter es'imaiion of human nature,
as it was addressed to but one man, leavinrr us t"
infer, tha' even he thought thera were but few who
cojld be induced to soli themselves for lucre. But
Amos' letter assumes, that there are fourteen thou
t and such men as himself, who arc ready to barter
character and influence for pelf.
And pentlomen, shall we by our nets, confirm the
Oejrradin;; opinion thus entertained of u, by those
who conscious of their own want of hon.tstv, and
judginjf others by themselves, imcpi:ie uit tl e p"0
ple can be bought up like live stock, and that too
with their own property!
No, we will tell them next November, notwith
standing the prophecy of the honorable gentleman
to the contrary, that they have made a damning
mistake, in thus calculating upon the depenerncy of
the American people. We will show t'iPin. that I
the blood of revolutionary sires, yet trickles in our
veins! And notwithstanding their army of office
holders, bound to the executive car by the stroi pest
tics of interest Notwithstanding their subsidized
press, and their repeated resorts to the most bare
faced and unblushing bribery Notwithstanding
they have prostilutnd every power of the general
government to the foul pprpoe of sustaining a
tottering and corrupt administration Notwith
standing all this, tho bare mention of which is
enough to sicken the heart of the patriot wo will
show them, that there is yet virtue and energy
enough in the people, to tear asunder this fibrin of
corruption, and expose its builders, to their merited
urid eternal infamy.
Gentlemen, the charge tiiat .Mr. Vun Duron, has
punished public servants, by expnl-ion from office,
while in-the faithful discharge of their official du
ties, for daring to express politic::! sentiments dif.
ferinjj from his own, is not denied by any, but at
tumpts have been made to justify such conduct, bv
an appeal to the constitutional puwers of the cx
ecti'ive. That to the preiident, necessarily belongs the
p i.verto reui'we faithless ntfieprs, who officiate un
der his charge, in the executive departments, we
nre ready to admit, lint we deny tin. t there is even
thii power directly granted in the constitution. This
power of removal, is a p i.ver similar lu that which
his been claimed by Congress to charter u National
i'ank; it is aa implied p iAer.
The constitution makes i; the dutv of dip Presi
deji', to see that the laws are fuitht'ully executed,
.. 1 i : - i. J.. i .
nun as un cauuoi uts none, unless .e can remove
fuith oncer, as fail to
-. t.rz tan irioovt-
tu perform the duties required
; the pn.ver to remove thcrn
hy law at their hanus; the pn.ver to 'e novo thcrn
grows out ot the absolute necessity uf the case in
earn ing into operation, an express provision of llie
Ami as the use cf such a power, is allowed only
on the ground that the public pood, and the safety
of Ihe constitution may sometimes riquire it, tj,,.
removal of an otfirer, who is faithful to the consti
tution, and punctual in the discharge of the duiie
of his office, is nn assumption of power, wh oh e m
neither he palliated nor justified, by any thing con.
'.lined io the letfr, or bieathed in Ihe spirit of the
constitution, but i; a direct vio!ii,..n of a most
r-ocred right, which that ronstftiriwa was frarm-ii
And .'nt'er.ii'ii, s.ich aa u:i .vi.rratit i',!,- a-i-urji ,
tioil of poiver, by the tederai ex ..utii.i, j, d.r mo.e
odious in my view, and 1 believe in tha ,,.w ,,(
every patriot, than tho old se !o. um l.nv of Jui.ti
Admii i. For under Llmt la v, u m ifi was tried bv a
jury of lu countrymen of Inn nei;;:i!iirs; m,ij i ,
trjtii inig.'l bo read in Offence by ti, mvijseil
And unlo ho was atnuliy yiilty uf il, . el.irji.s,
be received mi honor. ibie u ipiiltnl.
Jiut niiilcr tin: iiiosent tyrnnhiu! kiuI nrhiinrv ns
sumption of li'e 'ri!.i.J-ur, n, such prii ile ',.', im.
aflo.vcil. I. ike fi-.-nicii uo'.iilvdo, ivu -penli our
MTitinients LolJiy, without b..ju' awurn thut we iue
i.ifrin'in,.' up in the ri'ht of any one. Ji :t bv
some linking spy. wbo.-.e jr- dy oe nrn a' remit
ClU'd upon llie oilice wo nmy happen lo hold un;l in
which wo un yai i: t up an lionost livelihood, --tlsc
nenti'nen n are corn evi d to the President ul 'A n'b.
injtou, an'l if they li'mbl net rxaet ly a"coid with
hi in of e trejsory bnnli, or of nis stunc'injr nrmy
uf !2uO (.Kit! niiiii in lime of peuce, without knowing
tf'At wo are vn nrraimfl wi'boiil b -in permit
ted to vinlieiue uurx-liej ly an appeal to fuih-
to the fuit!ifulne.s with which we have disciinrired
our d.ni, or even M thut sacred clurler of our
riffbt, tiie constitution of our country we nre
wiihout cause and without a ln;urinj, t, ui !eo
tr .in n5 frci'hfro'H krm. s h'', an
rhap revered strop!.:itit, a null esteemed lv
none, anil despised by his neighbours a mail with
out honesty, without tthnracter. and without eapari
tv, is made lo take charge of that ollice, the very
ihreslihidd of which, under Jefi'er-'on's ai!ni!t.itr.
tion would have been polluted by his footstep-.
(ictitlemcn, we are til lavor ol cool anil ilispa
iiuiuile discussion, b'll tin patriot can repress the
deep and burning indignation, which must ariB in
hi bosom, at witnessing such broad slridestowards
eoiivertiitjf the fairest, and most liberal jfoverninen '
llie worid ever knew, into the wriest and blackest
.iespotiui which ever disgraced the tarts.
And in su -h a view of the c;:sc. you will pnr.
don us for ileeuiin!.' il on necessary to framo our
latigiiuge o as to avoid giving offemu to his
wh'.sl cicd innjes'y.
For the executive ufi'uc c( the U. S. we cn
lerinin llio most t.icieil nml profound tespctt, nud
to prcseivc it pure and unsullied as it t iuno from
the hands of our sainted Washington, we would
wit ii it '' ! v inuke anv sacrifice
Hut wo liolieve the present incuinbctit of llmt
ollice, lias ill ceiulid fiom the high station whiili
he sliouid occupy ; liom the head of the nnuon,
he lins become the head of a faction. And as we
fmil him baitling ujiinKt our rights, and sacri
fuing the interest of the many, for the benefit
of the. lew, we meet him in tliu conflict, ns we
meet uny oiher man, nnd ho must put up with
llie same kind of handling for we will defend
our rtgh:s, though it he in the veiy teeth of the
IVcsidcnt. Yes, even il he were already backed
by his suind'iig army, of two hundred thousand
If necessary gentlemen, we can go back to
Mr Vail Buren's earlier life, nnd identify him
with the free negro advocates of the North, out!
with the enemies of the Wist, and of Missouri
especially, whom he endeavored to utTunyle in
But, if he were to receive the full punishment
whiih justice will uwaiii him, for half the politi
cal sins which he has committed during the Inst
four years, he would, like Cain, be constrained
to cry out, my punishment is more than 1 can
bear! And su jjeiitleman, through considerations
of mercy, we milit leave him, by merely fixing
upon Iti :ii a. uiitrk, by which he may be dislin
i seie us a warning to all lutnre
s, w!.o may. like him. have it in
their power to be:: ay the confidence of on honest,
but too conhdin;; people.
The honorable gftiiitman, h-is seen proper to
rsseit, thc.t in our t (Ions to put down the ad.i.'n
istrntion of Mr. Van l?iiren, v.euiscaid all ap
ptals to the le jsun and juditneiils of men, and.
by the aid of pictoiial rtpresentaiioiic, ice, ad.
dress oui selves only to the passion- nr.d preju
dices of the populace.
iioiwithsi-iudiiiL' the wonders of t'vs
vonder workin-r fttv, We mast confess that this
' Is a chat"?, whieh we never ( ouhi have Riitic'n.i.
j lc.y cwr S1K i, a ,,uarlcr. When, 1 would ask.
., .i . V"i,;,. ...
tic ihe W htL'S inaiii.csied a i! s;ios,t:oo to av
ti.v-.s'.T-alioii .' U hen, have liiev ever re. used to
submit their principles, n t!v test o! reas in . nr'
of uu h ? Was i: at Ruchepoit, when in the
prcisnce of ssseiiibbd tluusaml.s, an iisviatiu:i
was given lo both partie.", 1 1 occupy equal pnr
ti.)ns of the t'.nc in adilressii.g the audience, tint
they wire taken with a hacking cut ? Grot lu
re fer us to a siugla fiee p'llitit .il di. .jssi.ni, wh'n h
h.as taken place during the lust twelve i;:oni'is,
where Whig orators refused to take part in ihe
debate? No, gci.llcmcn, armed and fortified at
all points with the panopoly of truth, they are
ever ready lo do battle for lliofe sai red print i
pies, which must forever triumph, as long as
virtue and intelligence remain in the land.
This charge of avoiding nvcsiigation, is like
that of noncomniillaliiioi, which in tin; absence of
every rtal objection, ihey bring against Gen
Harrison. Tne coriiilr.im if, "tha! il.ey cannot
ascertain his sentiments, Without gjit'g to file
expense of buying Todd and Drake's book."
Surely, ill's is presuming upon our igiioinauec !
That this book, conta.ns the opinions of the
Genera!, upon the various subjects which inter-
est the Union wo know; but can they not be
found elsewhere 1 lias '.here ben r. simi'.i Whi;
newspuptr, pulilUhpil in the United Slates, within
the l-st tin lc mon hs, ihat has not contained
one, or more letters, or h speech from General
Harrison? Where do they expect to fi..d his
seiuimeiiifs ? Not in Van Buien newspapers
surely ! Their public ation by them, they well
know, would he a suicidal course. They prefer
letting their rea 'eis remain ignorant. And gen
tlemen, 1 have never yet s.-en, a whole letter
fiom Gen. Harrison; published in a Van Uuren
paper. I'm if there .should he a single sentence,
oi half sentence, in any one of them, which, by
being detached from the context, can be made to
express a dillereiit sentiment lio.u the. one in.
tended, it is immediately found intveiy lor o.foco
paper in the Union, accompanied with the Gener
al's name, as a whole letter!
We do not hesitate to say, for we liavo the
proof to back our assertion, that tha views of
Gen. Hariisjii, aie more fully known, upon the
vaiious subjects which are now eiicngin:; the al
tenlion of the people, than those of Mr. Van
Uuren And also, that the charge of non-com-mitlalisrn,
is one, that niver would have been
made, had not the spotless purity of his iharac.
ler been such, that nothing vUe could be used
The gentleman, would also help his sinkin
cause, il possible, ty making you believe that
possible, ty rnakin
. i st S' n .
I . 18 (,Pf""ienIS -Mr- V 311 ""ten, wre the
I vindictive persecutors of G;n. JacksDn. No, I
think he will find il too late in the dav, thus lo
shield Mr. Van Buren behind the popularity of
the old tlero. lieu. Jar I. son had h.s luitei and
unrelenting enemies we know ; but none ever
went farther in their abuse of the war worn
veteran, than did Col. Benton, Ritchie of the
Enquirer, Amos Kendall, and a number o others,
who are now tha pillars of the Van Buren parly.
On ti e other hand, we rank a imn.hci of the
mo it pioiuiin nt fiin.ds of the llcio uf New Ui-
i leans, on the side; of the llcio of Tippecanoe.
Thcrn is Tallrnadge, Rives, Bell iin.! Wise, and
i a h jvt of others, who are manfuliy resisting the
! prosiest, of corruption ; and by whoP.j aid, with
I the sj.tliaut and in .onuptitile patriot ;tt our head,
j w txpect in a sh jrt li.ue to restore tha cwMttu
I tr:n to its ori.iij.il iirity, and t.;acli a lesson to
tyrants', wlrch will s.:i uia our rights, from their
encroa.-htoent.-i, lorai least fl.'ty ytr lo come 1
The Doci. fcuys, ih it "by pictorial .'jresci:l.l
lions, nddicsieil lo the eye, airl not tl.n in n J ,
We attempt to cat odi.i u o.i Mr. Van Bur.m nnd
his fiiends," and eu le.iv ji s to turn it t i a-:,
count by suin:', "that we treated Mr. JelT'caju
and G-iii. Jaiksj i in the s-i,:n- w.iy."
Now, i;H,i,in:en, wo well know, tint every
dis tii'Tsin-d man, who lives in a free Country,
is subject to hc euro-lined. Wa-hine'o.i J,-ff'.(
s-jn, Malison, J ii-kson, and all our Pr.-siden's
aod '.eat men h ive he n cm ii ti'.orcd J B n doe
he iiitim.si.i-, tha; t!.n b:niie ine-i:, wlio 1, i irored
I hooias Jeifeisoii, are i.ow ciricfcuring Mr. V.-o
LijJi'r-n : surely wo
credulity to believe I
two men rimy I v'ii
n .' Surely wo wi!! have torie'ih our
'n ! For we know of but
wiio n;ado money by ridi
euliiig .Mr. Joff.'.'.iot)
s Mr. Vii) Bureu'
F'.cjlding ; the other
n n of ."ir cr--Trrt
.secretary n ij;e nac", . Ir
is Wi! a:a ''.ll-n Prvanf
pud, ttl.o is irjw the editor of u Vftil Hulcti
Speaking of "pictorial representations," gen
tlemen, reminds me of one, which I have in my
possession, and which 1 will take tho liberty of
exhibiting to you. Here gentlemen, is the
Hickory Club, holding up a copy of that 8 by
10 s licet, with u big negro, conspicuously de.
pit ted on one page, holding a fl:ig ; n weak at
. mpt to hurlcscpio the Koiheporl Convention)
purporting to I e edited, by an association ol
Now, '-hi dis iiiggur come." Here gentle
men, is a "pictorial leprescntntion" for you ! 1
suppose tlity call this, appealing to the judg
ments of men ! This is reasoning, is it not?
Though picture making is n:y trade, I must con.
less, that this suspasses any thing I am capable
of producing! Just look at this "colored p.e.n-
deman," ns the (ilobo would ta't him. ns large
cs life, nnd twice us natural ! Behold his gaping
mouth, his scroll and banner ! Occ there, hi
sniped lueechcs, and those enormous mil killers
at the ends of h:s lets! And with what nil nir
of importance, chetTe walk upon the stage! lie
must certaniVT be a missionary Irom "Me great
crossings. .Isent out here, to convert our, " log
cabin lto to van Uuremsin !
Geiit cmen, 1 am nwnre that 1 have consume
sufficient time; the claims of the lival candi.
dates for the Piesidcncy, are before you. V'
wait checiTullv for the verdict, which you will
render next November, confidently believing
that il will he such a one, uv will roJound to the
honour of the American people.
Frum the Log Calin Adco ale.
RENUNCIATIONS OF LOCO FOCOISM.
Every hour, we may say, odds to the numbe
ol the Irier.us ol Harrison. We have never
known so many open renunciations of any party,
as are now daily making of Van Burcnism.
We may mention a few which we find collected
Samuel N. Cnntt, long prominently identified
with tho Loco Foco paity in Michigan, ami Sac
rctarv of the "General Democratic Committee,''
at Detroit, has publicly renounced the parly
through the Advertiser. The AJveiliser also
notices the public renunciation of Loco Focoism
hy fivo persoi.s in Vcvay, Ingham county,
Chailcs G. Beiry. n veteran Van Burcn mart
and editor of the Washington (la.)Chr otiic Io,
has published a card announcing his secession
fiom il.e party. The Hon. Charles D"wi,iny,
Delegate in Congress from I'lor'd.i, has an
iioiuiccd through the Tallahassee Star, that ho can
no longer coi.s'jietitiojsly support Van Buren's
administration. He goes for Old Tip, as the
Only chance of closing the disgraceful Floi'da
war. The Hon. William Kinney, fnrcierlv
j Lieu'.. Gov. 0" Il'il. (;:'. h
s puo: .-::i"t en n.h.r
stating h's icasm.s fcr U
sv: ill: :'n Iiineti and
. Ti ter, one uf the t'l
'.; lleporipr, has re.
stip;.ti,th)e iini r.son. Ait
it.irs i I tho Tazewell ( I
Nouuf cd Van Buren ai.e
iiii on the Harrison Hag.
Rowland Blood, Thomas Fbnt and M. C'unnin
ha. u have published in ll.e Wiiladdoh'a U. S.
Gazelle that they c.-.nnot loneer support a candi
dsite for tlie Presidency whos.i measures po to
reduce the working man's wares. Col. Isaac
Wayne, only son of Gen. Anthony Wayne, re-
cully prcsid d at a Harrison ftstiva! in Chester
Co. Pcnn. He was a strenuous and ii il lential
supporter o' Gen. Jackson, but goes for the ftal
Inrit pupil of his brave old father, in preference
to the anti-war candidate. Von Buren. Cel. C.
J. Jnck, a aupponei of Mr. Van Buren in 1S33,
has now taken the stump in Philadelphia r.s a
Hariison Candidate for Congress.
Indue Hunter, who pres'ded at the late Harri
son Convention in Alabama, was nt the h.adoi
the Van Burcn Electoral Ticket in thai State in
IfeMtj. Joseph Boughton, a young lawyer of
lino talents, hitherto a supporter of Van Buren,
made a rousing Hariison speech at the Log Cabin
raising in Binghampton, N. Y., Samuel L. Boi
court, shoemaker and cobbler, Louisville, Ky.
published a capital renunciation of Van Buren
ism immediately nfter the Log Cabin raising in
Louisville, which he says he attended, "as true
a Van Burenite as ever fobbed a custom house
check." John V. Dorsey, one of the oldest
and most respectable citizens of Frederick, Md
h; s turned from the support of Vun Buicn to
Gen. Harrison. Dorsey was a surgeon in ihe
Navy under Decatur. Col. Thomas Johnson,
another prominent and influential member of the
V. B. party in Frederick county, has slipped
the collar. 0. Goodnight, of Hardy Co. Va.
has bid good night to Loco Focoism. T. H.
Marshall, of Beaver, Pa. says he "can stand the
abuse of Harrison no longer," and renounces his
allegiance to Van Buren. Matthew Clark, of
Uiiiontown, Pa. says the same. Nicholas Wea.
ver, of Gettysburg, says it is " never too late to
repent," o he drops Van and goes for Tip. We
might continue this list much farther, but must
stop for want of room. We mention these names
together, because they are generally those of per-
sons more extensively known throughout th
country. But in almost every paper that reaches
us we find columns ot renunciations, and in the
Cleveland Herald, from which we gather these
contains, in addition, the renunciations i f nearly
ttvo hundred more ! but we say to them conic
on! The string of tho latch is always out, and
there is :ooni and comfort for you within the
Log Labm !
"Como out fiom among the foul patty,
And vote for old Tipiecanoe."
So Tie of the Van Buren papers are complain
ing that the whigs put themselves to great expense
in conventions and gatherings of the people. It
is o ueh cxoi lion, but since it is so there is no
help. This year is to decide whether a corrupt
administration can- be changed, or whether the
ollice-holders have become loo strong for the
people. The nreseivalion of our republican in
otitctions in their purity is of more value than
money. If wo cannot loosen the grasp whic
minions ol power have upon llie government
ofliees we are un ubi -ct urid degarded people. If
we can do it, tho coustuuaiiori will we. a suffi
cient remuneration for the expense. I Vci.iiout
Gov. B.iibom, in a late speech in Virginia, re
ferring t the allege!1 fact that out of 07 receivers
of public money, b'i had proved lo be rogues or
dchiulters, said il was impo.-S:blu that their super
iois and llieir cnicf, who so h.ng ovci io j!,i d these
misdeeds toulu bu altogether innocent ; and th!
n; illustiaic i tiy n s:niv of i man to u .'ioe. who
hud louti'l t!:rer. con: hells, one ail. i .noil. it. A
sliicwd ne.jtiihor m..'J to i.i.n, 'when ou (oiird
"Jio; 1 diV.ilt 'l "I I !s.k)' f-iiOW; V. ...I) ',.iU
:. .1 ir...- s.-ci.ijd, il iooKfd I . : : ! i- k;; -, (:o..;...
!,. e you found the I'.itd, doitht if yuu
t'.d'w ileal civ) one' So said Gov, B.u hoiii
ifooo or 8 few on'j bid fib lied l' e public mon
ey il miifht have been unavoidable; but since it
comes to 03 oul uf G7 ,- -depend, upon it, their
mailers have got some of the plunder.
's'-e "tr. raU'r-on.. ir!.";-.-'- o -.'.
From the Lug Cabin Adrw.uk.
NEW JERSEY ELECTION CASE
It is customary lo call this n free country, and
to boast ol our form ol Itovormncnl. If a.)
ministered with purity, the form of Government
leaves nothing lof man to tlcsir1 j nod every
nembcr of the community would he allowed to
sit in peace "under his own vino and fig tree,"
having imposed upon him only those salutary
icsliuints, alike cssei tial to individual and social
happiness. But, unfoittinately, extremes meet :
and a country, whose constitutional laws allow
the largest liberty, may be cursed with ihe rank
est despotism. But we have no room to moral
ize. The earl) part of the session was chaiacterizcd
in the House, by oppression and violence and
"confusion woiso confounded." Five members
were excluded from llieir seats and a Sovereign
State, one of the Old Thirteen, disfranchised.
We will not enlarge on this subject. Our object
now is to call the attention of our readers to the
late vote on ihe Majority Report of the Commit
tee of Elections. Thut case was committed to
that Committee early in tho session, and il our
recollection beat-curate, some expectations were
entertained Irom the character ol Mr. Oampbel
of South Carolina, who is Chairman. But the
spell of Calhouuism appears lo have rested upon
some South Carolina politicians: under die in
fluence of wiich Mr. McDuffie has lately placed
his name Ao a letter, eallimr Gen. Hariison "a
weak, superanualed old man," and nnny other
things equally untrue, and disreputable to Mr
McDuflie. And now Mr. Campbell proposes
and perpetrates an outrage in the House, which
violates all moral sense, and would have (lis
graced the vilest despotism that ever blighted the
hopes, or disfigured the history ol man.
The Committee were evenly balanced, four
against four, until two or threo weeks ago, Mr
P. F. Thomas of Maryland, was added ; which
enabled the administration portion of the Coin
milteo lo make a majority report- After the
previous question had been demanded and se
conded on printing the majority and minonty re
ports, top- ther with the journal of llie C mmit
tee, Mr. Campbell moved to strike out tho min
ority report from the motion 1 1 print, and this too
under circumstances whcie the operation of ihe
previous qnestion cut of all debate. What wi
South Carolina chivalry say to that Ihe out
rae did not step here. As sooi as the motion
to print was adopted, it was moved that the re
port of the mainiity be now adopted. Thus, af
ter ordering the reports nnd jouinal to be printed
and before they were printed, before the House
had any knowledge of the evidence on which
the case tested, members, in utter drkness and
ignotance, were cplled upon to sny whether the
sitting me.ub 'rs were or were not etitilkd to their
s.-i!!s. Mr. Wuddy Thompson, a son worthy of
Jiouth C.mo.iiia even tn her days ol chivalry,
i very ivjr.ffently Ki.tais.ed that "History or poetry
informs ol us 1 ut one judge whose habit it was
to dt-cide befort he het.rd the evidence: he was
the Judge of Hell." Pandemonium is an ugly
place. Respect fot our Cour.lry makes us un
willing to say that the Hall of the Hoiisj ofj
llcpresectatives, during the session, has been the
theatre of acts which would better become
Htio'her tribunal. Julgo Minus was a saint
when compared with some things that now live
ti n 1 1 move.
The motion to adopt the majority report was
carried by tho administration party: nnd thus
the solemn farce was acted, in which a grave con
stitution:;! qucs.ion, involving thu most sacred
lights of individuals and Stales, was carried wi.h
out the members being allowed to see or hear th"
evidence. Wc acid no comment. We appeal
lo the ballot box and the People. It is time for
li;.; People- to consider, as they select their H ti
le is , whether they sympathise in ilut cnt!iui.is;ic
exclamation of Patrick Henry, which put in
motion the ball of the Revolution, "Give ue
LiBeurv, oit oive me death
THE MEDAL TO HARRISON.
The followiiiif address of President Mosroe, on
di-liverini; tiie .Medal voted by Congress to General
Harrison, through Ins tel ow soldier. General
J,:sit;F, at once disproves the mean and false allcgv
lion of the federal loco focos thai Congress refused
lo vote to thp trnllnnt hpro this puihletii of n imtinn'
gratitude. The nddre-'S of (Jen. Jess.ni, who i-
miw in Ihe Wr ilennrtmenl, isn liaiol-oine irihuie
to the character nud conduct of lien. Harrison
conceived nnd delivered in a disinterested spirit of
tru'h nnd juslire, which contrasts delightfully will
ihe recent poisoned ell'usion from the Hermitage :
ADDRESS OF THE PRESIDENT.
(Jen. Jessup In complianco with a resolution
of ( (ingress, I present to you, for lien. IIAK1.1
SON, this medal, in lestiinony of llio liiirli sense
entertained for Ids gallantry and pmid conduct in
the battle r.f the Thames, in Upper Canada, on the
oh of October. lt.Jl. ihe disposition of hi
troop was judicious, and his success, by the defeat
of the British army and Indians actinir with it, uni!
the capture ul Us bne'guge and artillery, eoiiiplete
The consequences which attended this victory were
of the highest importance. It not only put us in
possession of a considerable portion of Upper
Cimnlu, but relieved Ihe whole ot thut portion from
Ihe incursions and rnvaj;es of a savosre enemy. The
patriotism which was displayed by the giilluni
iroops who luuel.t under in command.
JAMES .MONROE. .
ANSWER OF GEN. JESSUP FOR GEN. HAR
Mr. Pi:i:s:df.xt As an otficer of the arm v eotu-
umiide.l by Gen. Unrrison, ir ntfords me the sineer
est pleasure, to receive for him this testimonial of
the hih sense entertained by Congress, of lus ser
vices in ihe caiiipiiirn of 131. I shull avail my.
s.-lf of the first opportunity to didiver it tn Imn :
nnd shall not fail to inform him of the very flutter
inir milliner in which it has been presented.
If, sir, actions be estimated by their ccnufquen-
ces, and surely there is no other correct stuu.liiril
bv which to estimate tln ui, then will ihe mime ot
HARRI1IS0N fill one of trio fairest pages of Ins
torv. With un army composed of recruits, niiliiin
and voUimeers, without a sini'le veteran soldier, he
not only captured nnd dispersed the British and In
cliu n force opposed to him, put u in possession of
the fairest portion of oneot the enemy s provinces,
nml gave peace fo a bleeding frontier, more tbun a
thousand miles in extent, but restored lo the Uni
tin 1 1 pur tn ii t and vuluulilu territory, which had
been lust in thu preceding raiiiaaiti.
To you, sir, vho occupied so flevated a slut ion,
and who performed su distinguished a part during
ll.e whole war, it is liiirilly necessury lo sny lion
inijiortaiil were these services ut that period; how
dcei-ive in llieir results.
i ins louen oi national gra'.nwie would, nmier
any ctrcuiristHnees, he considered bv Gen. I I'i n ison
i rich rewniJ: bal, siiuuted Us be has been, it
derives additional value from the f.:ct, thut it is n
pru 'licul i lustialio.i of the f xcelleiiri; of uur iusti
in'iins. It proves tlnit under our h.iiipv form oi
f--ivr!i:i).iii, .'Tiiffk iktfie'-inn may triumph for a
f-a."..i. trui i ultimately ;(. and thut Ihe
r. pre. of a freo pcojilu, when correctly
iii.'i.r.n il ui ulwuvs j'lvt.
THOMAS S. JESSUP.
(i'i "I will beat you," said a loco foco candi.
date lor the Legislature in Arkansas the oilier day
to Ins W htg competitor -"I will beat you to
li-!!, Sir." ".o doubt of it n'.d the Whig.
' !'n nut rVng thai w.iv."
FAVETTE. MlSSOmil, AUGUST 8. 1H-
,-rOV2 I'UKslUliSTlAL 'VIZ 11 M -CO
Prnpnte l Inl General J.i :!innDisxuathd by Van
Buren The People iri.V csUt!Mi il by the elec
tion of General IIaiiiiison.
-Tllli TUCK mil' I'D LIC AS 'VICKLT.
William Henry Unrrison,
FOPv VICE rBESlDSNT,
John Tyler, of Va.
For Electors nf Vreni lent and Vice President the
PHIUP COLE, of Washington.
JOSEPH C BROWN, of St. f ouis,
SAMUEL C. OWENS, of Jnckson.
STEPHEN CLEAVER, of Kails.
THE ELECTION HOWARD COUNTY.
Chirk. Rcvmdds. Hogv. Marmnduke.
7S9 781 8S7
Samuel. Sibley. Edwards.
730 7SI 891
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Birch, 74S Peeler, 833
Krinp, 718 Bouldin, 870
Anderson, 743 Jackson, fcflO
Jackman, 711 Rodman, 617
Sheriff Lewis Crigler.
Clerk Nathaniel Ford.
Constable Richmond township Bennett C
A sscssor S t rot her Bro n ni n .
Coroner Capt John Anderson Moan.
Above is the result of the elecdon in How
urd. By comparing the majorities nf the pre?
ent with those of tho last election, it will be seen
that the Whips have gained about fifty per cent
notwithstanding the most powerful, shameless and
imprecenJented exertions and influences of the
officers of the (fJ-BanU, the Qj-Lnr.d office, and
others, as heretofore alluded to. Up to the very lust
moment cf the election these exertions were openly
kept up ! The Cashier of the (JrBatik quit his
desk and went to tho remote township of Boon
Lick, and personally nnd acliiely intermeddled with
uhis';y ami other equally convincing arguments
us though his very bread depended on the issue i
o much for this shop, which is called the people's
n.inh! The Rpcister of the (rj-Lir.d orT.ce, the
Hexereni Hampton L. Boon, left his store and his
ollice to his clerks, nfur it Ltd ben arranged by
the Deputy Mirs'iaK that Stnpleton should decline
the post of clerk of the election in this place, ke
ause of the advun'tine there would be in having
Boon to (j-lnnU in thefaee of every doubtful voter
Spirit., of Ji-trer-on and Jackson theso men pre
tend to speak in our r.tiir.c !
Wc have not room for other details for the
ipen irilicry for the promise of executive pardon
icM out to men indicted for high and degrading
-rimes, if they would vo'e the trhole democratic
ticket, contrary to their previously declared inteii
tious, and for the grossly illegal voting (purlieu
larly at Franklin.) So me of these are ulready fly
ing from feared indictments and others will have to
fly, unless they, too, have been promised llie cleiu.
ency of a party executive,
A bund red or so majority, which correspondingly
reduces the loco foco majority in this counlv the
meagre lonjority now left to them, eked out, us it
is, by men cf the churacter we huve alluded to, will
no I be in the way two years hence, if it even should
be in November. Tho Penitentiary will hav
some Texas v. .11 be the refuge of others and the
speedy and uidionored groves of subservient, pot
house sots will contuin Ihe btilunce of what was
once ihe ma'.'rid of a mnjority in Howard dis
griming our own und piling tune to surrounding
counties. Another such a victory is what the
Whigs desire and the leaders of the locos cannot
Clnrk. Reynolds. B"orv. Mnrmsduke,
7S!) 'e9J 7-tl 817
143 1204 121 223
.142 400 520 -15
7-5 713 7S1 709
701 617 7:1(5 013
454 4:!fl 4C0
Audrain, 12 majority.
515 do. '
l:S5 do. .
500 do. (first day.)
Shelby & Whig, hy eleven votes. Gain.
Vnnrof two Whigs, by 150 votes. Same as
last year but by increased mnjority.
Montgomery a Whip, hy bU votes. do.
Callairay ihrce Whigs, by ISO votes, do.
Cooper a Senator and three representatives
all Whigsa gain of a Senator and two represen
tatives. Chariton a Loco Foco, by a reduced majority.
Carroll a Loco do.
R ty two Lorn.
Aii'lrainn Whig. Gain.
U'ivoi a Whig.
St. Charles two Whigs.
I i -in, In -iivo Locos, In the Lincoln District
i Whisf Senator.
V. Loin's snvrn Whi" .
Hulls 2 Whigs.
l.tu in a Whiir,
Marion 3 Whigs Whig Senator guiued.
Hoon live Whigs.
Saline Whig pnin.
l.nfaijelte two Whigs gain.
We do not place implicit reliance upon the re
imrts we have rercived from Warren. Audrain and
Shelby. They are ail, however, reported as above
We have no ufiicial returns from Boon, but un
derstand Clark's majority is little rising 500.
In Callaway Clark's majority is SH.
In Colo, we learn Clark hn received 320 vole
u fur as heard from. At tho last election the
Whig vot in the whole cwn'y ti-a, .?'l."i .. i:ijn JliY
THE WHIG Sl'IRlT IN IIOWAUD.
We rongr.itultite curtc-lve that Providence
ns cust our destiny amongst such men a the
Whig of Howard. As we Imve learned their
tory, ihry have been battling for years first
gainst a majority of more than four hunched,
which they had continued to wear away to two
hundred und a fraction at (ho election I wo ycais
oko & which now rises but a fraction over a hun
dred if, indeed, there be nn ncucl majority of
egal votes at all. Before we wero o citizen of
the State while yet amongst earlier fiiends, in
ihe more sunnv south wo read the nicfto of our
predecessor in the chair from which we write, but
it reuiuined for the present canvas. to disclosa
and prorc the identity of feelicg and of purpose
between thai Editor end his patrons, in tho nobia
re'olvc to "Keep the Jlag i-lvi.no DIE, but
Such is now the feeling of every Whig in How-
an save perchance, the two who wcru workmen
on ihe Bank, who flew tho track on Tuesday, and
the more noted, because so neivhat older case of
the attorney of the Bank, who took the same
Toward the middle of the afternoon, on Tuesday
when the result w as sufficiently ascertained to de
monstrate that we had cut down the loco-foco ma-
rity c last year to about half its previous di
mension", "an immense multitude which no man
could number" assembled in the ample court which
fronts the residence of Col. Bmcit, and were ad-
tressed in the most animated, impressive and elo
quent manner, by Gen. Clurk (who had reached
homo from his canvass for Governor,) and subse
quently by A. Leonard, Esqr., Col. Jo. Davis, and.
in conclusion, (being called for) by Col. Birch, him-
The same spirit actuated Loth speaker and list
eners anil the pledges ot tlie former were deeply
and impassioncdly responded by the latter that
they would ixave no honorable effort vxr.i
saved hy tongue or pen or press from that day
forward, until tho sun went down on the last day of
the Presidential election to give the vote of
Missouri, too, to the jraliant old Jlppublican who
acrificed IIWSELF for HEF0r7Twe therefor
tnri.'e Mr. Ren'.on tn take the Hold in Boon's Lick
-hut to do it honorably and openly this time in
public EFEECriES, which can be answered and x
posed on tho spot not by letters, as he did on hia
former lour, which were published in thefary pa
pers, from which all reply was purposely excluded.
His friends have promised that he Kould come and
we will not permit ourselves to doubt but that he
u-i.7come and give the peuplean opportunity of
ns-sinr' upon his greatness, and the wisdom- and
consistency of his whole public conduct nor upon
his own erparte speeches and letters, but with re
ferences to the records, and amplifications on both
But we are detaining our reader from tne nnat
of the contest on Tuesday. At the conclusion of
the remarks of Col. Davis, (who made his first ap
pearance as a political speaker on that occasion.) b
submitted the following preamble and resolutions,
which were ad iptcd with an earnestness, "an accli
mation and an unanimity, which told that the Wlijg
of Howard "never surrender."
Whereas, in ihe election which is now closing in
this county, the-officers of the Dank, the Land Of
fice, nnd others in the employ uf th Federal and
State (lovernmenls, bove manifested the most pal
pable, contemptuous and indelicate disregard of all
the maxims which have heretofore controlled the
conduct of citizens in similar situations.
And Whereas, ngninst all the odds and influences
which they notoriously exercised against the causa
of the people, the banner of the Whigs has received
additional strength and additional lustre,
Resolved, That the contest now gloriously termi
nating, in the augmented strength of the Whigs of
owiird, is an auspicious and unerring indication
of the more ample and enduring triumph which
awaits similar exertions in the cause of the people
and the country in November next.
Resolved, ih'refore. That we pledge ourselves to
each other and to the country, that we will not re
mit, but renew and reapply the honorableand manly
moans by which the Whigs of this County hav
well nigh overcome the overshadowieg influence of
the Stute and Federal Governments.
Resolved, That we can overcome these baleful
influences, by appealing to the patriotism, the
love of country, the intelligexcc and. the inborn
independence of our countvmen and
RESOLVED THAT WE WILL !
On motion of Gen. John B. Clark, it was
Resolved, That the untiring exertions of the
Whig candidutes of Howard county merit our
wannest approbation that we are much indebted
for those exertions, and beg them to receive our
thanks with a pledge toco-operate with them, and
our Whig bretheren generally, to redeem our coun
try from the misrule which afflicts and impover
On motion of A. Leonard, Esq , it was
Resolved, That the next stated meeting of the
Tippecanoe club of Howard countyi be held at the
Court House in Fayette, on the 4th Slonduy in Au
gustand that citizens of all callings and all par
lies bo respectfully invited to attend.
Two things, atall evcats, have been accoinplihd
in Howard. Besides cutting down lh loco foco
majority to a size which no longer scares any body,
or prevents any one from joining the Whigs from
the terror which many men entertain of minorities,
we have sent but one man in favor of "theciirrfncy
Bill" this year, and we gave it six (in tha two
houses) last ytar. This favorite measure of Mr.
Benton's, thus openly repudiated even by his leading
followers in Howard, can never disgrace the statut
book of Missouri. Although solemnly and cm
phuticully endortei by the lute Circular of our Del
egation in the two huuscs of Congress, it had been
su overwhelmingly run doun by the Whig Candi
dutes j.i Howard that even those who sought their
p'.uces on tha popularity of the mine of Bjiiioii had
io publicly back out from this his favorite miab
u. l ! Yit t-ticli ure Ihe men who prate about con
si :.ncy ! With lliein, the term means nothing but
ciivotiuii lo a leader let him lend where ho may
and all will admit thu extreme ease of being con
sistent in th.t. A man with a mind half an inch
long can do as ho is bid ot as ha sees others do
and hois consistent whilo the man Uo thinks for
himself, and a.Us for himself, is almost sure tu -think
tiuJ uct contrary to the olRco-holders and W
therefore just assure to bo denounced for his incon
sistency ! Such is limiiun doruduticn, under tho
arty definition of "consistency I"
We ask a careful perusal of Mr. Binghira'
speech, which we publish to-day. There are many
pluin facts, and much good reasoning in this pee-li
which every republican vu'.er should see.
The Howard Ulrioi jc Corps performed lutl
i ni.'ht to a crowded bouse.
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