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W cwnmc-M) iik 1 "'' '"' ',itul tpiit;itim ntid 1 1 1 tl - o t : 9 , I will
Wittortml i. v :' " itM! ii niit n l) in lh- Him, without whose
firtfcHtm1 mrti wi grrtU.ni-i. Un.k nh ntd lie might ossilily Imte never h
wncajpt ojnU: Imwwit the tnacttanrr. Litd i Ilie. I inrn, fir. Fntutus, a Printer,
w int it mr iwtrw m! MM!iimM4o f nuil the inienlor T t!ic art ofl'Miiting.
? mind iht iwriiixi ot our fctkrtv iuen, I I vft now take lliu gentleman to
who sir dupuwdUi foiWir inwdduilrtwtonn, I F.imliiiiil.to introduce liim ton person
among mtn 'Ur ffto andcquil.'' ntsmh ! i of the ntimo of Ilriinllcy. tlic construe
iMKts vf tMtiul MitMni)iu a.cchn-. tor of those magnificent canal, which
c iJf!t-ir (iiten. ' in the course of 2Q year, tripplcd the
SPEECH OF UOX. rit.VXC S DAVLIBX, 1 'Mltli of KngJnnd. "This mnii was n
...... , i ' Millwright. There was another, who,
rVU.-In.hte i. the Mv by giving the MiMiM-na.ne its highest
rhovtlt hrgUhturo, on an smitodmrnt to i) i capacity, s. rolled t!iu Urilish woallh in
CooWtutioti, proposing lo rodorc lhe num'sr ,' a yet grater ratio, his name was James
ot,.u metnuFr i urn iiuum m Watt, a maker o mat iciiintical instru-
tiT, Mr. HtfwM.of MtniU-r, undertook to I
rt4ieiil"dielopul'itiiMi ol llttktn, calling tliem j ,,
rt of "(rtilitcm, lMtoV4nixJoiii, l.iirl-CM, coj- j J ho g
Mara, ul lor and linkers, mmini; hero and
thcte without itiy permanent plica of jtboiio."
fr, Ihjlle, of Taunton, rrpticl la ttio fol
1 flring Mnpr mini.cr.
IliuTdlud oint cipcnenrti in legislation,
Iwviny Irtld eai Jlflstr.nl loguUmo ,
ecntlemnti tins told us that lie
sTjnielimes coudeiccndcil to enter n
iarbtr,t shop not to hold any eonvesre
with its hiimhle occupant, hut only to
receive n touch of his nit, and then to
loparl, ano, us il in disdain of the man
TtESDAV UVKXIXO.JL'NKo, 1610.
For President of the United Slates,
WILLIAM II. I1A11HISON,
For Vice President rf the United States,
For State Senator, Rutland County. "
1S.'MC A'OKTO.Y. of Benson.
OliSOsY CM lth't Mittdktmcn.
.ixi)i:nsox a. imjm, i;tt,fori
in far ten Tr, i Li., IhujiioJ lit tinny , who could purMie an employment so
Ulifo dcGilc. aixl I lute Intend) l '
lilliillil.l Ititt t ft It foil tlx - it li t I n nil
KSa:;; w nndo.i.umuo . itis,waB
whKh w mJo tr Uio pomlennn trmouco pracnseu uy a migniy genius'
wiio invented an improvement in the
machinery of spinning cotton, which
has not only laid the foundation of
some of the most magnificent fortunes
in America which jioo not onlvfillod
our country with wealth, but which,
like, the touch of the enchanter's wand,
has concc-ntintcd the treasures of the
world in the island of Great Uritiau.
I mean Uiehard Arkwrighl, by the
courtesy ol I'nglund, Sir Richard a.
man who by the force of genius transla
ted himself from a barlcr,s shop to the
JSrihsh 'urliament, and to a place
IHccstrr. It lht cnntlcmiii awaio of Uio
cVwacler of IjU jiroWiition' In atljii&ting
tbfjerm of an am.ndnjc;it lo t!ic cons'itu-
ttan" "l'tI'4 tit m mltc
r(il i(ilrh oM tolerale a tt-.il bona fide
tmtocraey. llo lias gravely urged upon ihi
jummbly Iha ptojiritiy f Fivinp lp ono'claTi
ofiur citlumi criuter ixoilop than ;ro al
lowed lo iho ullicr rlatcs If litis ttioi.
lion pteralln, onccInM mnl tic favored at iho
txfenus of die others and lhor Pals favored
bAuma vfiliially an nmiocracy fur It is not
iMi title nblrh ronililutu nn nrulnrr.icy lint
prlrilngc. Y invoulil deny an cqu.ilily of
tiriiU and juiiilcscx lo tlio irmtos, Intok
litrweri' clork-malcr, titadiitnltli, coblilrts,
ttl!hr11isrlicit,nriil linkrrN, or in otlior Hordo,
Wo arj rcijucslcd lo givo noiico to tlio
Whigs of this town to meet on Friday at 7 o'
clock, 1. M. at tlio Franklin Hotol for tlio
purHo of organizing for tlio coining contest
i no ' nigs oiiiiiio uu nuniuiiisiiuu uy ilia un
usual activity of tho tories not to omit any
proper and lawful mc.ins of preparation to
meet the enemy nt every point j and to accom
plish tin tlicy must bo vigilant ; thoy may "not
yet set down in quiet on tlio supposition tiiat
all is safe, but should be alarmed at the fact
that their best interest and tho best liilotcMs
of their ooiiiuiy arc in joapardy. Tho lories
arc making untiring effort to circulato Jhat
vehicle of mischief, vituperation and falsehood.
tho extra .Globo, noivjuntlenilie-dimfflKif
their chief ongJnnor?TrrttlfltlO:rn6f0"bf poSon-
ing uio puuuc minu iiy-jmiiuting the chnnhels
of infornlation and tho ourrcs of intelligenco
and virtue. I ct every Whig bo at his post
arnica wiui uio truth, and too victory is ours
Do not fail to come togcthcr"at tho hour.
of tho rain, and we tm-i I'nt tho jieoplc of, considerably within the truth; and beyond
UWHWC ianirnoi-nur nrnio, on wnom no nas i nmoncst I he nroud klllL'lllSO the nroud-
urulted his fncttrv-ind whmnlr endeavors to .!:,.',. :.. .i. .., i.i
to cover wiih tonlempt. Jle.r.poaks of them M
MJbird of paigago," "inoMiig planets," as . J he gcilllls of tllCPC three mcclinn
dcrotd both of palilotism and of l.cal attach- iCi, llriiidley, Watt and Aikwright, up-
went, ai infn Hithmit a hotno, who hang on held the sinking fortunes of Euiiland.
"rrrcV " i"vni:, " no iiasp accu and pliicctl her on that high eminence
from which she overlooks the world.
Although I may weary the gentle
man from Lciccster,l must take him to
another place a little town in the
centre of England called Stratford-on-
them in humiliating contrast with tho cultiva
tor of, the toil, lo uhiih das he complacent
ly telli lis he belongs.
Sir, there aro none who cherish a more
InccTe rcipect for the yeomanry the farmers
6f Massachusetts than rn)olf, I know
their ironh I know their virtues 1 would
give tbcm their full hhatoofroil and poliii
t privileges, but I would give ihcm no more,
nd If I understand lheirfcelir.es. thev would
ak no more. 1 nm not certain that thev
Avon. Jticie dwelt in ancient tunes
a man, nnmccd 1 William Shaks
ncarc I dnro bay tho gentleman has
heard of him, for ho was a mighty spir-
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nuuiu ntr hiiiiciiii nir intiro uiau enuaiiiy oi 1 i . ., , Vi
tiririleccr.. and 1 Lelicvo them to be tho last 1 l )vbo. influence, like that of heaven
bo wou(d undertake to wrest from their
neighbor one title ofthcir tight.
Tha gentleman from Ix ircs'cr has called 1
op hit rcvolutionaty reminiscenced, and has
told in of Ida tftonal knowlcdgo of tho pa
triot and heroes who computed tho glorious
band of revolutionary chiefs, tho men who
ware engaged in tho most noble entcrpriso of
modern times. Put, nir', I can tell that gen
llatnan that it it not amongst the green hills
of the county of VorccMcr that he can look
for those drjing spirits who gave tho first im
polae which resulted in thai mighty event,
in two little'rooms in this city were assembled
the men who" devised the project of emanci
pating a nation tho pioneers of the Amer
ican revolution were we Mechanic oj Jiosion
ly bodies, is even now cnlliiiK up the
tides of human feeling. Ho was a
man who has thrown the charm of his
genius on the lowest walk of life sur
rounded the throne of mirth with new
delights, varied into countless varieties
the shades and the shapes of his humor,
given a new a graceful dignity to the
humblest of the virtues, imparted a i
oianocr spirit to socinl Hie pervaded
the very depth of the soul with strange
and wondcrous powers of pathos, and
! I I I . . . . - . I
nii-i(usui upon suDiimny iiscn astern
Tlio advocates of HKTIlliXOIIMIiXT
and II 12 FORM in iho National Government
all who are now opposed to those political
principles and measures which this .Statu
ALOXI2 has over refused to Mnrtion in
short tho INDEI'KXDKX P A N IJ INLOIN
RUI'TIHLK Fit MS' KX 0l' VKli.MOX'P,
nm rnnimslml In n.nnl !n f..t, .. . . 71
...v io.jui.aiuu ,w iiii.ui tit VllilhUIIIIUU ill JUr-
lingtou, on Thursilav, tlio 05th day of Juno
next, bv their DHLUUATKS or by TJIK.M
SF.LVF.S, to nominate lirkcls for Stale Offi
cers, and Presidential Electors, and to con
cert measures for a DECISIVE VICTOR V,
and FINAL TRIUMPH, over the most faith!
less ana imbecile Administration that
cursed and disgraced a free people
11. V. JEWETT.
E. P. WATON, Jr.
F. F. MERRILL,
crand loftier character. Yes, sir ho
In their meetings, they dehbeiatcd on the j was a mighty enchanter, who would
nmjeti "J ot human conccrnmcr.t a na- call forth Irom the invisible world a new
' r .'. . . rr t 'r r Hint-it (Inirii r. I. .. .. 77 1 I
s irnnue', ano council tho coniiict. 1 con ! f' ' . ' . U"J """""a8 iocui
transport lhe gentleman to ar.nlher place the
Camnterr Hall, in iho rily of Philadelphia.
In tiut pUtc, on n day memorable in our an
nals, the Fourth day of July, 177(1, a deed was
done which has fin parallel. On that day, in
that place, was assembled the most august
political body that ever dellbeialcd on a na
tion' dctliuy. Fivo men had been (selected
as tho elite of dial assembly iho greatest
among the great to prepare the manifesto of
nuuii roups, arnoncsi incin was a man
by the namo of Ilenjainin Franklin, (the gen
tleman, from Ieicester in his multifarious
Mailing, may have read of him;) a n.a i migh
ty, amongat iho sons of men, w ho Uy common
content stood at the head of philosophers of
America attd Europe, whesdeep investiga
tions into the secrets of nature, had givnn
him the knowlcdco oflur subtlest, most mia.
If ;iou, most tromenduous. iiioaI dcsinictivi 1
tjent, which uC disarmed of i s jv w. Vc.,
tlr, he played wild the fuikrd lightninj; as
With a tamed snake, et the elementA of that
atnrrelloui wisdom winch oidiitcncd and
astonished tho world, worn gathered in a
Printer's ollice, and lliu gr a: man was a
Hiere was another not fie i f nor of Frank
lin In aagarity, but his sujierior in a sound
practical' knowlcdgo of lailiurg. A man
vtioae opinion was the essence of strong corn
bitation and a nnnie" the fancies
of poetry, and tho breathings ofproph-
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cuy, nun yet mis giiteu man, wliose
PROCEEDINGS OF THE
KiillnutI 4'otinly Whig Con
vention. The People tliomsclvcs have
. i , t
euine, aroused to a lerling sense
of their wrongs, but determinuil to
Our anticipations aro fully realized! our
expectations far exceeded! Tho people, Me
people, in their own proper persons havo as
sembled to declaro their grievances rand as
sert their tights ; and not only to assert their
rights but also to defend them. Thoy heeded
not tho rain, thoy heeded not tho clamor of
1 an Huron hirelings, prating about log-cabin
conventions and hard cider, for thoy felt that
tho country was in danger, and thoy came, to
tho rescue. It was no conclave of officn-hnl
uorks arc familiar to thcAmer.cans and j dors, seeking to perpetuate their power, but
hngl.6li-wl.osc magie influence is felt the very "bone and muscle" of tho County
wl.cre.,cvcr the language of England were there; tho farmer, tho mechanic, the dav
laborer was there, with the merchant and pro
fcssional man, and upon an equal fooling; min
gling together with manifest good-will ; nor
was tho poor man pushed asido or rejected,
but greeted with gladness. There was evi
ls read and spoken, in the far places of
the world even its extremities in the
cast and in the west; for though we
could strike tho sceptre of King fJcorgo
from his hand when he waved il over
J " j - iMIUIiIUUIItg HQ IIIU
Aileghanies. This wondrous man
whose empire is universal, who has
'ruled like a wizard tho world of the
heart, and called up its sunshine and
brought down its showers,' was a uool
I have in mv wav endeavored tn fur
nish the gentleman from Leicester with
semblcd multitude, like that which thrilled
through tho patriot's heart in tho "day which
tried men's souls." A feeling that wo were
on tho ovo of a great contest, a second revo-
j lution scarcely less momentous than that of
Gladly, if it woro possible, would wc delin
eate tho hopos, joy and enthusiasm which
Willi I i.
my historical reminiscences, from ' . ' l'; tno uetcr
which I hope he will learn that these ! In",a,,0n whlch movc1 cvcr' I,cart i uut ""
liiunble niuclmnicn, whom he derides I an ftn ,,s- llly ,nust he seen, thoy can-
have exercised a most i,nwnrf.,l ,lirt nm uo inscribed. And while wo gazed with
Iho Counry will lint "ffi ' Mr. Spencrr a cf
forts for their comfoit to remain uurcwanled.
f'laiendon mine in force, with her Iol' cnb-
in, Biheniscd however, "to bo lot nfior March
t. 1811." From Clarendon springs, instead
of 'a banner borne aloft.' was nil evergreen
with tho significant symbolic motto, L'O ImUIIos
of'hard cider 'suspended among uic ornnencs
Front tho ICast. came Rutland with Wal.
lingfonl, preceded by n Hand of Music from
0...1. , i n i i.. r..,. ui.....s.
.uuieijuiiu 9 i uiiPfjuti .niiiuiui iitiu .inn ...-.
bury. This long' procession alo contained
inativ from tho adjoining town, with moilos
itidicatmi the ntiint u Inch warmed and ouick
cried crcry heart. We have not been nblo to
collect all the motto, but wo givo what we
have, and some of wlurh it will bo seen arc
significant and emphatic. Among them wo
saw a pair of Miort legs vainly striving to
slop in tho tracks of a pair of long legs, which
woio striding along beforo ; over which was
tho well known precept, 'followinc in tho foot
steps;" beneath, "short legs can't lollow long
tracks." On tho revcrso ol this iamicr,"ilnt-
ty and his Humbugs, expunged March t, Ml."
o saw a neat llag, oin.imenieii wiui tlio tig.
uro of a genuino 1 g cabin, and bearing the
designation, Mechanic's l!nion,"nnd beneath
"No Rcduciiou of Wnges." This flag was
horno.by tlln .Mechanics of the village, voung,
active 'and intelligent; who understand their
tighls, and who aro willing to give their slrengt'i
lo tho support of tho principles of equal liber
ty, and who will onoosc to the last the usurp
ations of reckless ambition. Wo noticed atso
the following very rnproprlato mottos, "Cuba
currency and Cuba blood-hounds, tho Vermont
bova don't fnllnw nn rlilmr trail ' nn the re-
Verso,' '"Tnb slOy'nsofwVcrniont'at6.!
awauc i and will show tho Magician that ins
Experiments aro no go." Another, "Flourish
Commerce Flourish Credit : Perish Humbug
and Treasury Rag Currency,'1 on tho reverse,
"Tip and Tyltr, the one term candidates; tho
pooplo propose to try ono experiment them
selves." Another banner boro the figuro of a
plane, Iho motlo, "The Whig Piano that ma
keth all things smooth, rough hew them how
you will." On the reverse, "a small branch
of Old Tip's committee." lly the kindness of
a friend we havo been furnished with tho fol
lowing description of another banner.
"Among the Hags and Manners borne by tho
Rutland Delegation, a delegation, by the by, :
probably comprising a majority of tlio legal I
mcrsoi mo town, was ono representing lion.
Harrison on horseback riding over Mr Van
Huron and his Cabinet, pretty much in tho
manner ho and they for tho last four years
havo code over the interests of the country and
tho wishes of tho nconle. tho restrictions of
the laws and the requirements of tho Consti
tution Rough Shod The General bnrc for
Ids motto a banner with the words, "Flourish
Credit, Flourish Commerce." His charge
upon them seemed to havo left tlio Govern
ment, that say the people expect too much
from tho Government, verv much in tho silu-
ntion that Government havo left the people,
prostrate, and some ofthciri feet up and heads
down. Mr Forsyth had escaped a little, and
as well as could bo judged from his looks
seemed to say, 'II don't wish to bo mixed up
in this business." Col. Johnson was kindlv
pulling Denton (his qui.ingglass broke) from
under Harrison's hnrso, and seemed to bo say
ing to him, "Old Tip an't so much of a cow
ard as you thought ho was," while ho cocked
ono oyo with a waggish cxprossion towards
old Kentucky as much as to sav: "salt nor
saltpetre won't save him now." The motto
Perish Credit, Perish Commorec, lay trodden
down oy tho sido of Van Huron, whoso faco
seemed to say ''Just as I expected, more of a
tornado than a farce. As I am a Dutchman,
the pooplo will elect him by acclamation."
Mr Calhoun seemed to have been taking a
metaphysical abstract viow of tho matter, and
liko thqjmsn carried ofTin tho steamboat do
clarnjflnt ho had no right to bo thcrn.''
If.-.. !.Jf'..-....; I , " 1 .. .
iiia wnsiiiiiiionai srrupms navo nviiionuy re
vived, and on the ground that practice makes
perfect, and that his last flop wan'ltno thing,
he was throwinu another summorsolt back
wards from Van Huron, with a small body
guard (liko "O'Conncl's Tail") of Southern
chivalry performing, as a mailer of courc, tho
samo evolution ; whilo Africa in. tho back
ground, with the white of her oyo rolled up
was playinir. as tho bills have it. tho nonular
and much admired nir of "Jump Jim Crow"
wiui a grin mat seemed lo soy, 'Uor a mighty
where won't massa Calhoun whip tho snako
uu.m. j his nag was executed hy a young
centlcman of Poulincy, Mr. Neal, in our hum
ble jtidmncnt of much nromiso in his nrofes-
:.: ii - ,
And last, but not least, oamn the lnrnn eav.
alcado from Poulincy, Pawlct, Middlotown,
and Wells, with tho band playing "Tho Camp
bells aro cominrr." Thi . "nlwmt nno o'
clock, and tho Convention had partly com-
iletcd its ornanialion. and thero bciliL' a
loubt this is much tho largest Convention
oicr yet assembled in the Stalo of Vermont.
Whilo standing upon the platform and en
deavoring In hear the spirited address of Mr.
Clarke, wo heard a low voice just nt our left
hand, but tho found, though low, was of that
character which quickly drew our attention
from all other speakers, and turning partly
round, wc saw an old man, a soldier of tho
revolution, clad in the gath of poverty, but in
whoso hoom burned brightly tho spirit of '7(1.
Ho was speaking, indeed, in a low voice, but
cvidontly in deep emotion, and, said he, '1 nm
n whig of the revolution I fought for liberty,
tho country is again in danger, and if any
man can deliver us, that man is Win. Henry
Harrison," and ho was again silent,
An incident was related to us which may bo
properly regarded as belonging to tha day,
though it occurred in another town. A man,
who, our informant said, had never boon sus-
poclod of being other than a Van Huron man,
nppearipg to bo on tho move towards Castlctou,
a Van Uurcn neighbor, probably npprchensive
of tho truth, inquired of him whero ho was go
ing. "Where nm I going!" tho man replied,
"I am going to Castlctou to holp redeem tho
countty from a baso and cruel administration."
Wo saw a man at tho convention who has
not wholly abjured Van Hurcnism, who said
he,camoo hear., ogtanngth wisidT
conviction (a good sign) being fuTTy saTlsficd
that thorn was something unsound nt tho core,'
and ho is a man who examines for himself and
is not afraid to act for himsolf. Thoso things
need no comment.
Wo had expected that somo of the secreta
ries of tho convention would havo furnished
us copies of tho proceedings in season for our
paper; but wo havo not yet received them, and
wo aro not ablo to say whether thoy will bo
forthcoming nnothcr week.
Tho Convention was called to order by
(Jen. F. W. Hopkins, and upon his nomina
tion, Hon. E. N. Hriggs, Esq. of Hrandon,
was appointed president pro tern, who was
subsequently chosen President ; soveral vico
presidents and four secretaries wcro chosen.
Sovoral spirited resolutions woro adopted
and tho following gcntlcmon ivero nominated
as senators for this county with very great
ISAAC NORTON, of Hcnson.
ORSON CLARICE, of Middlctown,
ANDERSON G. DANA, of Pittsford.
' m1inlr.il Inn ir.i lill..tn .1.. . .. . ,,
inu miiig wrung, aciuaicu uy
ono principle, guided by ono purpose, moved
camo booming over the mountains, and rever
berating along tho vallies, telling of wrong,
injustico and oppression, may well fill tho Ex
ecutive and his followers with alarm.
Every town in tho county with a single ex
ception was fully represented ; and tho peop
le of that town wcro detained doubtless by
itnon ente, the icAiilUf.rti.0 uni cd action of """ "cc,l(-'(' mlluence upon the cotn-
cifr iteau ana an iionen'i.p ,rt. The namo lo"si "ic Happiness, the morals, the
offltUman wig Rogct .Sherman, (tho ccn-, wealth nnd the power of man. That
-SA.srm.Ur, many ywnT after l.c had reached ' .f ,,U,"n" k,,owle,IgO their full propor
mi age of maturity. 1 tion oT tiselul science, invention nnd
fwas yet another, not a mechanic 'gcl,ill,!--tliat from their ranks have
hiRmM.'bBl lh son of a mechanic; I ' sprung wcrriors nnd statcmcn, poets
will now taV.c the gentlciriiiii front the al"' philosophers,
room Hltcrc the Haiewnan tr America ' 1 co"hl swell the cntalogue with
atwtnblcd, to that in which the philoso- 'n-Ty more illustrious names, but I
phenof Amcncii astciulilcd. In the buve furnished tlio gentleman with
chtr of the last he once would have enough at present. Hu may givo heed
ccn David nittcnhotnie, a lVatch-mnktr ' ,0 my facts ir he pleases. He may call
-one of the greatest uiUonumcrs and ma- 'y statements "tinkling stuff," if it
lhemMicinns oRbc ago. suits him; hut I hope he will not again
I will lake thu gentleman a little fur- undertake to deride a class of men,
Ihcr, CKn into the State of South C.tro-'wlio to say the least, areas respectable
una; and a he lived in revolutionary ! a nny other.
uwes, i.e mtgiy once have heard r a' ' nm Fcnsiblc, Mr. Speaker, that II Henson was thero with her log cabin appro
ijcncral who was one of the firxt ofinil. Imve been too discursive, nnd that f priatcly fumiuhed with usual log cabin 1rna
lry men, a genius uho could nppro- much of mv matter is Tureing to the M",,,U: i "g tDO!' anl variou" ppin
trr ute the Wnafiu of hi enemy's 'ic,o-' 'lotion; but as the gentleman from I uZtiTx T
ne. to l, own uio, and triumph in de-' Licctr entered upm, a wide field, I j K I for Vl ! sake iohe U Sl"1
UaJ, and w hose llC0rji lvcro co ihounlit it would he no "real violation l Cntlcion deserves the tlmnbs nf ii. nn
.Jiucttt. Hi nmcunNal,riGiccn,a,n'arIinmcntary rule to follow bin. 'J"01 Jf her effort for lU arcmnrnodation give an outline ol the speeches, as wo were
iforth frun, f.;. al,vil l" .1 , ' "' . and iu'rnded across U.e 8trect ;
tn L t. I 1 1 a"n,cs 0,1,1 AimAm 5iiinaBt g may be road in the 1 ?,m?nS hc rno,'os. die names of Harrison and
lo iW a a Jicro and a patriot. ! fan thi ibe trMMdn rf Govorwor Troup tw 1 1 1'0' ,,0"ry 'av nd Djniol Wulisier woro
IwiUuowLnlothaueiillomaiilnfii,r.'U Suw Itlghik Party who had nainiaaietl I'"""""?": And wc could but tooni that
rnany;and abc hasltst loic.l ImikiI, -. : ' tttUwu for Pre.idont, liu wiildrown w 'o Ubur preparatory to ft-oding the
.... ' UBU,l . LwimiiM. aiul llmiir-nii nf llin turtv t XI. II 1 multitude Waa rendu
.vaucr oi ll,cvr.pturcS l,y plcn-1 .mc h run up il " j l
strong tendency of the multitude towards tho
doors, tho President began to call "lo order,"
but the crv is heard. "Ponlinov is coininir."
nnd tho house was soon cleared, tho President
at tho samo tinio announcing a short recess.
Pcccding this largo procession, embracing
a thousand Whigs, was a log cabin in tho
stylo of early dais, as if right from tho 'hack
woods,' well covered with bark, Iho old fash
ioned covering of tho primitivo dwelling, with
oy ono spirit, thespirit of our patriot fathers, I, 01, . sln tue skiij ot uio lawn, arm a
we did nni ivnn,i, .1.,, v n . i i i coon skin,' and tho inside was well supplied
wo did not wonder that -Van Huron trembled, with substantial fare, pork, beans and bread;
and Amos Kendall grumbled at such gather- and waving aloft tho llag bearing tho names
ings of the people. Thu mineled sounds whlcli "If arrison and Tyler."
The Convention having Organized, adjourn
ed to afford time for tho soveral committees
to prepare tlio business submitted to them.
After a substantial dinner, something after
log cabin fashion, the Convention began lo a3
scmblo in the church which was soon more
than full, so full that Mr Pierpoint said on at
wide awako !"
their great distanccund tho unfavorable wca-, tempting tn got In, "they stuck out all round,"
ther, not from any want of spirit or senso of M0 moved "that tho Convention adjourn to tho
public wrong. next pasture:" nnd the multitude assembled
Hrandon camo laring a banner, with a "i front of the church, where a platform was
motto laconic indeed but full of meaning. erected for the officers of tho Convention and
. V K" n"PPWS. m 16 !0. the speakers. Tho Convention wa, addressed
by Mr. Foot, Mr Clark of Hrandon, Mr Hig
ley, Mr Ormobee and Mr. Wright much to tho
satisfaction of tho Convention, manifested by
Wo could not do justice to. the soveral spca-
Kors on me occasion if wo should attempt to
hardly ono whole sentence
Tho Convention finally broke Up without
Tho numliers proooul ware variously estim
ated from 3 to 5 thouurid, and ao far as wo
count juoge, the btnallcr number named was
.1 rr a iriftnrf
the brcerc, and suspended across the street ;
SPEECH OF HON. C. P. VAN NESS.
Delivered before tho Van Huron State Conven
tion at Woodstock May 1810, and published by
tho request of tho State Committee, llurling
ton Sentinel, May 20, 1810.
Wo are not about to enter upon a labored
review of this production. It is not worth the
timo or tho labor which it would roquiro to
notico all its errors, to cxposo all its unfoun
ded assertions and falso assumptions, and to
follow iho author through all his windings.
It might bo as difficult to thread all its mazes
as to traco tho turnings of tho author's own
Wo notico tho document mainly on account
of tho position first assumed by tho author.
After alluding to tho sacrifico which it cost
him to attend the Convention, the length of
timo sinco ho commenced his exertions in the
great cause, a period of 30 yoars ; Iho great
and important contest before them; tho com
ponent parts of tho adversaries force, tho van-
guished and scattered fragments of tho old
enemy with modern pretenders and apostates;
and exhorting his friends to buckle on their
armor for the fight, ho says "tho principles
which divide the two parties aro tho samo
now as formerly. Tho party supporting tho
present administration of tho general Govern
ment is the continuation of tho same party
which clovatcd Mr. Jefferson to tho Presiden
cy in the year 1800, and sustained his princi
ples. It is tho party which supported Mr.
Madison, and defended tho measures of his
administration in 181-J-13 and '11. On tho
other hand, the party which now opposes tho
general administration, is the remains and
continuation of tho old Federal party which
was founded by Alexander Hamilton, and
which upheld and supported tho odious and
aristocratic measures of tho administration of
John Adams during the year 1708 and 1700."
"Tho Republican or Democratic party has
not only preserved its principles unchanged,
but also its name. It lias novcr practiced de
ception, nor sought concealment, hut has
always como boforo tho country with a full
and open avowal of its-principles and objects.
Tho opposition party has passed through sov
eral changTSi of name, and has made various
attempts to riso upon new and assumed
grounds and pretexts. It wasorigiually call
cd tho Federal party, but its members after
wards tassuincd tho appellation of National
Republicans, then Whigs and finally JJeiTor
About this position the author occupies
about four columns and a half, giving it great
prominence, and reeling doubtless, it was
very important to gull tho people into tho be
lief that it was true, that thsy might tho more
servilely submi t to his biddincs. Much of tho
ovidenco upon which ho relics in support of
this point is drawn from earlv rurin1 in n,i.
j'llistory, showing somo research among musty
uocumoms tor individual opinion, that might
by construction bo made to suit his case.
He finds an opinion of Alexander Hamilton
in his argument before tho Convention in 1787,
in opposition to stato sovereignty. Ho has
discovered somo avowed opinions of John
Auarns in a work of hU, published whilo in
England before his election to tho Prosiden.
! cy about Gctleman. and siinplemen which ho
uruci nun ins pioiils Wl ,
If he behctcJ the Wtu uiv
siuio lor Iho opinions oritu ,,
draws his conclusion of 1 1(. J
Whig, party and tho Federal plrlT v'
ceroly regret that he did not g0 '
aim snow iiom evidence put m j.
that every Whig tn the land .-,, '
scendantoftho Kings of F.i,gl,itlu
roro ruciiiicai wiiu tno Hoyal 1'nraii,
A ...1 ,.. .1.-11...
iiiiu juinu nm lucntiiy of hll j
nnd democracy as it was In I'
r. I ... -if
ictson, no quotes nrst the dcchratioa i
pendence, and then two pass:iffP,r, '.
son's published cotrcspomlcncc In.
. .1 I.! r.... . K l
miiva iu uiv cmuji:t;i in natural)
I ! .
un uiusu pii'iiusus rcsis iiis cond'jixJ
tho prcsont Arnn Huron parly is Mtt,l
tno samo wiiu tno oni democratic tun.
Hut the author has yet another reu-s.
which ho draws tho .istnuml Illy. -
, , , , S ior, to!
identity which wn will uiv., in I... I
J - O"" "ii mi Wirit
In.l ...... ..C.i.-i. e. i i i .
uhj ui iiiuii luiru suoiuu DC n
abridgement. Ho says "Every aJ
onion winch voted lor Air. JciTcrwD
and every Stalo which sustained iini
of Mr. Madison during tho gi ,mi t1l
181.1, and 1811, voted for Ocncti J,J
and allcrwnrds tor Mr. Van Huron. Tbl
of itself goes far towards proving fia:
winch I am contending."
Aro wo not almost induced to Wind
' umi umiii iii ormom voicu Yt u
Jackson and Mr. Van Huron, from thistjl
but stop in 181.1 and '1 1 the fcni,
had tho ascendancy ! wo aro saved I
uisgi.iuu, uiuugii our voio was giventifl
Again tho author alludes to thoufa
Hartford Convention with such an
shock lo his nervous system as almost tut
him into convulsions. Hut why t lit Til
allusion, simply as another tiroul n . .1
I.:. ... .. I
ins position oi locality.
Hut wo aro tired of his pctlifot
argument deserves no bettor name
ins, anu aiwnys must bo true liiilttl
howovcr splendid their talents and kid
learned their researches, will cucountfriJ
ous difficulties in attempting to rcawnncd
iact, or to convinco their hearers of llict
ui piupusiiiun against tlic evidence of ISe
own experience This is precisely the dJ
culty with which the author of tins speech!
to contend ; he lias assumed a poM'tion as
which has no foundation in fact; uu'cJi
contrary to experience, cunuiq lu vmsicVm.
knowlcdgo of all honest men o! both parti'
of sufficient ago to rocollect a few yean
scquunt to tho conclusion of tho last war,
Wo do not bclicvothat any man ofcouyi
judgment, common senso and common liowi
would undertake) to prove, that modern
mocracy or moro properly A'an Durcntul
is identical with tho democracy of tlio
of Jefferson and Madison, or that tlio W
party of tho prcsont day is identical with
federalism of tho samo iinrind. Theitreri
probably, upon examination, would Lc
nearer the truth. Wo would inquire of;
author, what was the condition of partiei
long ago as ho was Governor of tho Su.
Vermont, nnd for a fow years boforo that
Wo should bo glad if ho would inform us
was then the dividing lino between dem
cy and federalism. Wo should ho exceed
ly glad, also, if lie would inform us-i
probably may not yet havo forgotten vl
ho himself stood in relation to the ,Va!
Republican Party in October 1820. Jicn
readers will bear in mind what ho sat'
speaking of tho identity of tho WliiamJ
federal party and tho affinity in wWcn
places tho National Kepi blican party.
would enquire a little further, if ho tenm
hers that at tho senatorial election in IWt
was a candidate fur tho office of Scnatu
ho pledged himself to support tho pnncri
and measures of tho administration under
Qumcy Adams. Wc do not inquire wlrB
it was merely for tho purposo of obU'
votes, as wo caro nothing about the rn"
wo aro only inquiring for facts; willthiscV
pion of unchanged democracy toll us'
ho bo goad enough to toll us why hu dw5
tho National Republican party, not verr
after that election, and joined hiuifccHw
Jackson party 1 Was it to obtain tho vs
to tho Court of Spain 1 And what rr'
think you, would that yVirice of demtx
Mattin Van Huron, bestow upon the autV
ho could cntwino tho Stato of Vennomu
toils of his master 1
It is only necessary to recur tn aW&
to show rational men tho uticr hi
this first position of tho author, andibi163
fallacy of his reasoning. It isiie .
' ry' '
that under tho administration of Mr Mti"
the former party distinctions vvcte "e
and old party names abandoned, theU"!
of political strife yan, byromnva
buried, and thoso who had been lar,;'
on tho opposilo sides became agaio wf'
tho bonds of union and peace. JtiMi
known that whon a now division arc"1
ferenco to tho (mention of tlio prcsJWV
did not rest U(on old party namei
tinctions, then almost forgotten tiie f
democratic oartv. no longer be1
iri'tlinr i.ir ..l..nA, n. livLii'
moasuics or principles, wcro nowk5"1
rayed on the sides of different candiJaf'
tho Prosidcncv: and tho samo wai '
of the Federal nartv. Do wo not rwfH
at tho nrKnt dnv. nll dnmnrrals in drf
of both sidos Hut tho autlior &
barn rrirfrrill,,, llmtwrli Iia rnnv rlt cl&
-"" I "."-b
nptnAii.ln.l,... .1... l,.l nnl 1 frtll '
IliliU IIIU IUII, 1IIU, ttJ. -
whom ho styles democrats to
inona thu Icadin'' fodcrahnts of f'
ho cannot have forgotten ilwt Ih -f1