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FRIDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 2.
VM, II. HARRISON.
FOR VICE mESIUEtfT
SIHAS H. JENISON,
DAVID ill. CAMl', of Derby.
IKKATOKS 1'OK CHITTENDEN COUNTY.
JOHN VAN SICKI.E.V, Jr.
IENATOR FOR QUASI) ISLE COUNTY,
FOR CONOR ESS
HON. HEXtXAN ALLEN.
At a convention of the Whigs and Anti
masons of Chittenden County, liolden at
tlio hotel of Johu A. Willey, in Williston,
cn the 2.5th day of August last, Francis
Willson of Hincsburgh was chosen Prcsi
dent, and William Woslon Secretary.
On motion of Mr. Manser, it was
Resolved, That a committee of two from
rnch town bu appointed to nominate two
persons to I ho convention as candidates for
tho offico of Senators for ChiltendC'n Conn
ty, and that the delegates from each town
appoint their own committee.
The committee having been duly appoin
ted, retired, and after ina'ure dcliberotion,
Truman Galusha, E-q , chairman of the
Committee of nomination, reported to tho
And HARRY MILLER,
as candidates for the office of Senators,
which report was accepted.
On motion, it was
Resolved, That tho nomination of said
committee bo adopted as the nomination of
tins convention, which resolution passed by
a unanimous vote.
Resolved, That the proceedings of this
convention bo signed by l he President and
Secretary and published in tho Burlington
FRANCIS WILSON, Pres.
'Wm. Weston, Secretary.
The nomination of Messrs. Vun Sicklin
end Miller, seems lo give very general sal
isfuctioii. There is an almost universal
diepositioi lo sacrifice local and personal
considerations on the altar of tho country's
cause. This is as it should bo, and wo
have no reason lo doubt that the result will
ID" We have heard of but one complaint
against Mr Allen in his official capacity,
and that is that he has obtained a pension
fur a man who headed a company of volun
teers at the battle of PlatUburgli. This is
no doubt a grievous offence In the eslimu
lion of Gov. Chittenden's followers.
From Nunni Carolina we have full
confirmation in the following paragraphs,
of the Whig success:
From the Raleigh Register, of Tuesday.
The Wuite b..n.m:r waves in triumph .'
The battle is fought and won ! The day is
our own : l he people cj JYurlh Carolina
liaic arisen m llieit might, and the ran Bu
ren forces have been routed, horse, fool, and
dragoons:.' ucn. JMiwAnn U. Dudley,
Ihe Whig candidate for Governor has been
elected by a majority of at least four thou
sand! Tho utter defeat of the Van Buren
party in this State, by so triumphant a vote,
is one of the most imp'irlant political events
of the times, and will, we aro confident,
oxert a salutary influence throughout the
Union. It conclusively exhibits the steady
inarcu oi correct principles, and establish
es, beyond doubt, tlio political character
or the Estate. We have pot now the slisht
est misgiving that tho electors vote at N.
Carolina will be given to Judrre Wlnii. nr
that our majority in November will bo less
than ten thousand. How can it be nth
erwise ? In the late contest, the enemy
uui.i, ua uouui, uiiuu, uachson S 11J"
his name marshalled their ranks and nuirna
led their courage. Still have the Whigs
triumphed, gloriously triumphed. Ilaviu"
contended so successfully ogaiiiat llieinru
ler, they will make very mincemeat of the
man m the great conte.it ahead.
In our next we hope to be able to nublisl
tho official votu in each county, and lo show
tho actual majority for Dudley. In the
fljean tiro", we ask the "Standard" if. while
imbibing th'i spirit of its injunction to be
laithtiii," wo nave not at ihu samo time
obeyed it to Hi very Utter, and
"Il.itlied them, slashed ilipin,
All lo pieces dashed ihem?"
From the same naner.
Next to the gratification uri-ing from the
flection o! our Whig Governor, the sue
cess of Mr. Graham tor Congress, by so
iremenuous a majority over uen. INewlanil
ihould cheer and invigorate the friends of
constitutional liberty, not only in thisslutc,
hut throughout the Union. The Van Bu
ren prints, for week back, have been teem
ing with predictions of the success of New
land; and they wore made with such cunfi
item enrotiiery, mat many good people, we
daro say, have been misled, and in consc
quence may have perhaps suffered in their
lenderest point their pockrts. When the
election was returned by Congress to the
people. W9 stated our Delict that Uraham
would be sent back by 1,500 majority. The
statement below shows how neurlv correct
our impressions were. Tho people of tho
mountains were proof against temptation
tlio denunciations oi power could not over
awe them. They have entitled themselves
to tho gratitude of every truo Whig. By
their firm and consistent conduct, they have
tccured the vote oi the .stole against Van
Huron,' should tho election unfortunately go
lo tlio IIuusc of Representatives. But lo
Graham and Newland. What a re
buke have Ihe people of Mr. Graham's dis
trict passed upon Mr. Nowland, and the
Vun Huron parly in Congress ! Could any
censure have been muio pointed? They
relusc.l Mr. uraham limo In collect evi
dence to show that he was duly elected,
and refused lo receive the evidence already
collected. Graham was fairly entitled lo
his seat by some ten or filloen votes; but
tho election is sent back to Ihe people, and
they confirm their choice by a majority of
over a thousand ! A rebuke upon Congress
fur its partiality, and upon Mr. Ncwland
for his trick and treachery; for his base
attempt to deceive the people by pretend
ing lo be a friend of Judge White before
the election, and then becoming a Van
Burcn man in order to get the majority in
Congress lo put him in Graham's place.
A baser act was never committed. Wash
The result in North Carolina is ascer
tained. Dudley i3 elected Governor by a
handsome majority. In joint ballot of the
two houses there is a tic, tho whigs having
majority of two in the senate, and the
Van Buren party a tmjorily of two in the
House. In the Senate, 20 whigs and 24
Vans. In the House, 59 whip-sand Gl Van
Burcn men. Dudley's majority is 51 13
Graham's for Congress, 1014.
ALABAMA ELECTION SETTLED.
The Tuscaloosa Intelligencer of the 13th
inst. contains the following important an
The Election. We have not received
full returns from ull the counties; but a
ufficicnt number have come in to enable
us to say. that there will be n majority in
tho Legislature, uf at least twelve, in favor
nf White. Upon any testing question, in
joint ballot, the majority probably will nut
tie less man twenty. We have made our
estimate from the best information to be
obtained, and it may be relied on as correct.
We shall give a detailed statement of the
estimate when the returns shall bo com
plete; but should all that arc vet to bo ro
ceiyed be unfavorable, it will not vary our
estimate more uian iarec votes.
In Illinois, tlio euccess of tho Van Bu
ren party, at the late election for members
of the State Legislature, has not been so
decisive as has been boasted. The Mis
souri Republican, received yesterday, says
that the Legislature ot Illinois, " on joint
ballot, will be found pretty equally divided,
judging from the returns, between White
and Van Buren." The Republican then
gives a tabid of members elect from 27
counties, which have chosen 35 Whigs.and
37 Van Bureniles.
Indiana. The Whin nnners. with their usual
lUiUL'iird uflli6liuili.li.ivc endeavored to ne.ue an
imprerston ili.it Inclian.i would vote for Harrison
Let us hear no more of his
projpecs in Indiana. I heie is not a moie demo-
ci. Hie plate in ihe Union : nor one which, in our
judgment, will cm a more decided vole in favor
of the democratic candidate. -Alb. Argus.
Right, sir Oracle. The Whigs did, "with
their usual regard for truth" create such an
'impression," and that impression is very
much defended and strengthened by tho fact
that we have just carried the state by
triumphant majority from 7 to 10,000 fur
Governor, and a majority of two lo one in
both branches of ihe Legislature. Tho
only question in regard to this State now, is,
whether Harrison's majority will be ten or
twenty thousand. Indiana is, indeed,
democratic state. But alas ! what are the
prospects of the Tories in the coming
contest, if, as the Argus predicts, "there
is not a state in the Union that can cast a
belter vole for Van Burcn ?" "Bring us
no more reports," will bo tho cry in No
OirWe must keen a sort of rtinninrv no
litical account with the Recency, or in nth
er words, wo must bag our gamo as fast as
It IS KIIICU. INOrttl Uornlinn. An in inn
Louisiana, Kentucky. Missouri and Indians
have just had a reckoning with Van Buren
and find a balance agnnl him. Those six
states must now be put down to the credit
and hiss account in his ledger. On Tues
day next, there is to be a settlement in Vcr
mont, which will furnish another item for
the same page. In October. Marvland
Ohiu and Pennsylvania, will 6end in there
utiis. l o meet all this paper, Mr. Van Bu
ren will be compelled to draw largely in No
vetnber, upon New York, when if the Peo
n.B refuse to honor his dralt. the great
political trading House of Van Buren
Benton, Blair & Co. must ston navment
and assign their political effects oyer to
IlAiinifON, GiiANcen & Buel. Albany
A blauiich friend of Gencrel Jackson
writes from Mississipppi as follows.
"Tho real backbone and sinew of Missis
sippi, the planters on Pear river, who drive
their own cotton to market, are decidedly
'ippusuu in uiu election oi martin Van liu
ren. 1 know General Harrison to bo
brave soldier, and an honest statesman, and
shall exert the talent 1 possess, in us favor
From 1791, to tho the treaty of Greenville
we served together; and I remember with
plcosant feeling, receiving my first guard
ruin nun, us uuicur ui mo uay, at fori
Washington, on the 1st of May, 1791. I
am too old to liavo personal motive of grot
ideation in the wishes I have formed in his
The abovo tostimony, is sufficient lo sink
a thousand such petty Blander" as Major
Allen, Colonel Blait, Corporal Medary, or
drill sergeant Brough. It is the actual
knowledge of the civil and military qualifi
cations of General Harrison possessed by
those whn are best acquainted with him,
that will finally prove triumphant against
the pitiful hirelings that receive their "thir
ty pieces of silver," to abuse the defenders
of tho country.
THE CHARM BROKEN.
Wo cannot but congratulalo our fellow
citizens on tho cheering Prospect before
us." Il would seem almost morally sure,
from tho intelligence which will be found
in another part of this paper in relation lo
the Elections in the Slates, that tho un
wearied efforts to transfer the popularity
of "Old Hickory" to the li'.tlo New York
Aristocrat, has proved abortive, and totally
unavailing. Tho thing won't take. The
old hobby of hurrahing for 'Jackson don't
sound well with "tho party" when Ihey
come lo apply it to the little Mrglcian who
never merited any civil or military renown.
Hence,' it will bo 6cen that nothing now is
wanting but union and concert of action on
tho part of the opposition to bring back
and restore the country lo its primitive
purity and wipo away the blots and stains
which nave been cast upon it by a ruthless
and profligate faction. Tho "spoils" men
or army of office holders must now bo con
vinced that the charm is broken and that
all their fine schemes uf public plunder and
peculation arc nearly ended.
WASTE OF PUBLIC MONEY.
There has been for somo weeks a discus
sion as to whether the President of the U.
States had entertained the design of sn en
tangling the affairs of tho country, as to
prevent any distribution of money from tho
Treasury among the States. It has been
conjectured that owing lo certain frauds
and speculations in high places, the money
of the United States could not be forthcom
ing when wanted. Much suspicious wrath
was consequently evinced, when it was first
hinted that Secretary Woodbury himself
had incautiously revealed some important
disclosures, having referred lo the distribu
tion of the Revenue and a possible war with
Mexico. Great was the anger of tho tory
press. The Washington Globe and Boston
Post plumply denied ihe fact, that Secre
tary Woodbury had ever written such a
letter. The Philadelphia U. S. Gazette,
the Boston Atlas, and Boston Transcript
all maintained tho contrary. Hard words
from the collar presses mot with calm and
judicious responses until the letter was pro
duced, and given to the public. Hero il is.
SIR. WOODBURY'S LETTER.
Washington, Stli July. 1836.
r o v 1 r ., a. .
I . ...I e - . - .
uear i3ir lour oi me Zil insi. flenervp mv
urai tiuiuivicugmeuis lor us numerous useiul eug
I he nival bill, ns to ndmirals.did not eel ilirnm.li
boili houses, and our friend Elliott, with some
oilier gallant telios, must longer fed the vans
of hope deferred.
Our overflowing treasury, which is o oficn pray
cd for, will. I fear, prove a curse. But my heal
efforts will ho civen to execute the late law faith
lolly, though 1 have many misgivings as In iia fatal
inlluencc on die sound relations heretofore exiaiio"
between the stales and the general L'overnmeni.
The President wishes me lo cxpiess his thanks
for jour kind remembrance of him. He leaves this
in a lew days Tor lennessce.
I believe the ensuing presidential election is to
be unutualtu quiet, .m l I ill noi allow mv.i-trin
ile'l'air of the Republic, however portentious
may ot some or ine smns ot the time.
Should we become involved in a real or quasi
war with Mexico, the surplus may never be di
vided, or wilt soon be recalled At all cvent,ilie
whole will he wanted in 1832, if not earlier.
inn minions urc 10 come ou uic piesent laun in
Air Adams's health has not been rond the l.mpr
part of the session ; hut I saw Mrs Adam 'quite
.. nil ... a...-..t. I.,, o t... '
truly mill i especially,
Your obedient servant,
lion. Benj. Watebhouse,
This letter which at first blush seems of
not so much importance, is worthy of close
investigation. It explains some of the so
crct machinations of the administration, and
shews how tho people of this country are
fooled by the unprincipled demagogues at
the head of affairs. It seems that Com
Elliott is recognised at Washington as a
friend, and was to bo an Admiral, if the bill
in relation to tho navy had passed the
house. Why ? Becauso ho eroded the
image of Gcu. Jackson at Ihe bow of a na
tional vessel, and disgraced the American
Navy by his sycophantic adulation of a
foolish old man.
This Elliot, is tho same fellow who de
clared to Lt. Champlin of Buffalo, that ho
had it in his power to havo deslroyod the
American flotilla on Lake Eric, and he
" was damned sorry ho had not done it.'
A precious fellow for an Admiral we must
confess. The writer says an overflowing
Treasury will prove a curse. And yet this
very man and hts compeers in iniquity at
tempted to keep tho treasury in tho very
condition he deplores. He opposed a d is
tribution of tlio money among tho people
by which that overflowing was to bo ro
strained and prevented. Out on such hy
In the 5th paragraph Mr Woodbury will
nut aiiow uiinseii io despair oj tntrepubtic
In other words ho will not hove any fears
about his losing his offico 1 Ho admits the
s.gns ot the tunes aro porlenlout, by which
wo infer ho sees the prospects of tho arch
intriguer growing darker everv dav.nnd ihr
cause of vtrtuiond truth making progress
in spue oi ino uiacK arts ol the little Magi
The sixth paragraph shews the Secreta
ryV) uneasiness it tho effects of thcdislri
button by which tho power lo purchase
votes in the different states is taken away
from the Kitchen Cabinet. He, however
hints at a WAn with Mexico, real or os
tensible as a means to prevent a distribu
tion ! This precious confession lets us into
the deep iniquity of Ihe administration. It
is evident that tho people of this country
were lo have been plunged into a war with
that country, in order to waste their money
American citizens, and our gallant militia
were to bo sacrificed bv thousands in the
swamps and on tho rivers of Mexico, and
our relations with Europe perhaps disturb
(.'J, lo prevent the States from making ca
nal?, building up schools and educating tho
children ofthopnorl Horo is n govern
ment with a vengeance i formed lo do jus-
ncu in an me world anu to promote uic
happiness of its constituents, yet imitating
tho corrupt policy of tho worst ages, and
proposing war and bloodshed, to prevent
the beneficial operation of a law passed al
most unanimously by Congress, and signed
by the President ! !
This avowal alone, would in other days
have raised the very stones in mutiny a
gainst tho blood thirsty demogogue now
rioting in the national plunder, and regard
ing tho money of tho people as their own
property. "At all events," says the miser
able wretch, "the whole will be wanted in
1842, if not eorlier."
Now wo call on all true patriots to come
forward without delay to prevent this threat
from being carried into execution! to exert
themselves to sustain tho distribution bill,
already denounced by the Globo. by the
Argus, by Mr Woodbury and Mr Van Bu
ren. Wo call on the tax payers of this
State to say, whether they arc willing to
have a direct tax upon them to support tneso
deinniroffues in luxury and splendor, or
whether they will not rather live untaxed,
receiving the share of the public monies
due the State, and which tho Enemies of
tho People aro endeavoring to retain in
their own hands to glut their avarice and
pamper their pride.
Mr. Robbins, tho Rhode-Island Senator,
jn the course of his remarks at the meet
ing, at Newport on the 20th inst., made
the following charge;
Van Buren and his personal partizans,
were the bitter and uncompromising oppo
nonts of the distribution policy, and I hoy
still mean to destroy it it possible. The
Globo, tho official paper and organ, has de
nounccd it as another monster, and one lo
bo destroyed. Many of tho affiliated prcs
Bes have echoed tho denunciation, particu
larly the Albany Argus; and both are en
deavoring to reunite the party for its des'
truction. The Globe is calling upon the
states to retusc to accept the distribution
under the act, and thus lo frustrate its
operation. The Globe has intimated that
the act will be officially de nounccd, and its
repeal recommended in the opening message
to Congresss, at the next session ; and we
aro to presume that it has official authority
for the intimation. It is then to be, (who
can doubt it?) tho great issue of the coming
rrcsiucniiai contest. Tho issue then lo
be put to the people, is to be ibis Fan
Burcn for President and no distribution : or
distribution and no Van Buren for Presi
Gov. Hill says he hopes ho shall dio be
fore New Hampshire degrades herself by
accepting her sharo of the public revenuo.
The best thing he can do, then, is to die
as soon as ho can. Delays arc dangerous.
Who will send him a rope ?
Asa proofof the sincerity of tho Van Bn
ren party in opposing banks wo have only
to mention that in Now York they lately
chartered five millions parser money capital,
and in Maine, one million seven hundred
and twenty five thousand dollars i The
same duublo faced politicians contend that
Pennsylvania did wrong to chartor any
bank at all !
Judge Swivel. The following, from
tho Manchester Express, hits off the char
acter of the Tory candidate for Lieut Gov
ernor to the very lite. An intimate ac
quaintance with this gentleman's political
course for the last twelve years,coinpeIs us
to bear testimony to the fidelity of the
sketch. Although endowed with a good
sharo of native talent, he seems to iiavo
surrendered himself the.slave of one single
ruling passion office, offico, offije! and
there is hardly a station of honor or profit,
from that of Parish Clerk to tlio Lieuten
ancy, forwhfch he has not first or last been
a candidate. Every thing by turns, and of
course nothing long. Prompt to discover
tho signs of the times ; and gifted with un
common fertility of imagination in giving
the little cloud that speed the horizm tho
popular shape a perfect weazlo, or "very
much like a whale," as circumstances re
quiredhe Ins been both for and against
every party that has existed in tho Stale or
union-a distinction which few can boast,
and still lower would covet.
A paper up North declare that "JoA Pttli
bone was born a democr.il, and cradled in Ihe arms
or democracy." Whydid not Urn uuihor complete
the biography, and say th.it lie had subsequently
been uu Adams man, a natiooal republican un an
limason an uiuiJaclnon nian-u Temperance
man, an untl.lemperanceman, .iBank man, an
anli-Bank man, Colloniiaiionist, u Van Uuren
man. an unt.-Van llurea mm, opposed to, and for
Richard M. Johnson, imJn,,,, xu now rigill.
ul Jackson .man, ' d.ed i ,le w-ol"-nml a 1.5 a
rank nulifier, and .. ,e 810ulJ r(.r johlI c.
Calhoun or president ,o any man in the govern
mini. It would ,l,e , ,vc ,'oM a p.lrf of ,lis
lnsiory. Il is literally true, thai tho Van Buren
cindidale for L.eut. Gov. say. open'y, any where
and every where , Uu, , J;. Calhoun for
president, and that hi, doctrines oNulifica.
Jim v rfi""'Cm doctrines. And still
a I the Van Uuren piper, i the Stale are denouu
SorV.I , f !;";' ofy-rriori n-J (Jranger . sup
o cofNuhhcation, and at the same breath
calling on ilie people iu elect, perhaps the only nuli.
ner in Vciraont, toil.etetond office in their gift.
CP An individual in Franklin county, to
whom ShcriiTLowry 80nt on0 0f ,ja circu
lars, requostsusio inform tho ex-marshal
thai ho has "waked up tho wrong passen
ger." His neighborhood is already elec
Uoneered, and will go, to a man, for Jenm.
son and Camp. As to helping "to place
Martin Van Burcn in tho Presidential
chair," that ia the last thing ha shall ever
be guilty of.
The people appear to bo disposed to elect
their Chief Magistrates from tho tillers of
the earth the real democrats themselves.
Thus, New York will elect Farmer Buel
to preside over the councils of her stalo ;
Ohio intends to elect Farmer Vanco in the
Gubernatorial chair, and tho people of this
Union intend to select Farmer Harrison as
Executive of tho United States. Ohio Pr.
Also tho Green Mountain Boys aro go
ing to elect Farmer Jemmisom Governor of
Vermont ; tho freemen of Chittenden Co.
intend to elect Farmors -Van Sicklen and
Miller to tho Slate Senate ; and the good
people of Burlington aro resolved to elect
-a man who has got the best piece of corn,
if not tho best farm in Chittenden County.
Another. Collar Slipped At a dinner
;n honor of Mr. Storer, tho Whig Repro
scntalivo of Cincinnati! in Congress, at
Carthago, seven miles from that city.Oen.
Jonathan McCarly a Jackson member of
Congress from Indiana, was present and
gave the following toast:
"By Hon. Jonathan McCarty of Indiana
Tho late order of the Secretary of the
Treasury, demanding specie in payment for
the public lands : The precursor of a new
National bank, the inevitable destruction of
Western Banks, and the currency ; the
withdrawal ofspecie from circulating among
our larmers lor me benctit ot land specula
tors fatal to the whole West, and ruinous
to the new States. It cannot be made to
answer the end it professes: il is delusive
in theory, partial and unjust in its operations
let the whole West as they regard their
interest, with one voice demand Us rcvoca.
By tho Committeo of Arrangements
Hon. Jonathan McCartv, the efficient and
railhlttl Representative of the 4th Cougres
sional District of Indiana. A personal wit
ness of tho corruptions among the Office
Holders at Washington; he is too honest to
slick to nis parly, and therefore abandoned
it tor his country.
ASiqnI Gen James C. Watson, of
Georgia has withdrawn his name as a Van
Burcn Elector in that State.
The following resolutions adopted by
the New York Regency, afford a practical
illustration of their honesty and good faith
Having used the loco focos to accomplish
their schemes of political aggrandisement,
they are now ready to denounce and cast
them off tho instant that tho "chartered
monopolies" of the party aro interfered
with by the levelling operation.
Resolved. That we view the new parly, under
the name of Loco Foeo, at beinj disorg mixing in
its principles, anli-iepuhlican in point of fact, and
directly opposed lo all good nnd republican govern
ment, unci llial we will hold ilieiu :is among mil
common enemies, and but a new disguise to gain
power, and lo crush the democratic parly.
At Milo, Yates county, a similar denun
ciation was adopted.
Resulted, Tint vie regard the measures of the
anli-.Monr.polists, heller known hy ihe chaiacici is
lie appellation of Loco Foco.ui but another mod
ification of WhiggUm ; lli.tt we consider their rad.
ica! and sweeping doctrines to lie tisionarr, absurd
and in their results destructive lo iho cmUnf.-ii il
society; and lint In combining with the enemies uf
democrarv, tney li ite allorded the best practical
proofof their real hostility to lepiiblicanism.
Van BunEN Democracy The patron.
age of the Federal Government has not been
used to sustain the republican parly, sn far
aswc nave a right to expect." bettor Iroin
Missouri, endorsed by Iho Globe.
Jeffersonian Democracy. "The con.
stilalinnul remedy, bi the elective, principle,
becomes nothing, if il mai be smothered by
the enormous patronage of the General Gov
eminent." Jefferson's letter to Governor
for the Burlington Free Pi ess.
Mr. Stacy, Sir There is one subject upon
which, ns the day draws near when weshalibe
called once more to exercise ihe privileges of fiec
men, I wUh lo ofier a few remarks in hones ihev
may engage I lie attention of those who mav atlend
ihe polls. This, is the pieservaiion of ihe'riht of
ciecuie iraunnse nom an coriupt liilliie'ires, ob
tained or sought to be obtained, hy the oflTer of ex
ternal rewards for the voles about lo be given.
This is a point which, inasmuch as il is guarded by
law, and sanctioned by every upright moral consid
eration, cannot be pressed too much unon ihe con.
sciences of those to whom our statutes assign ihe
right oi depositing their ballots for such as thoy
would have to be rulers over ihem. While we
would respect those honest differences of opinion on
subjects of a political naturu which lead lo the nom
ination of different candidates by men of different
parties, and while tho liberty of tlio Press, nnd eve
ry oilier lawful and constitutional meant must be
allowed loeach oflhese for ihe purpose of increas
ing the popularity of ench opposing candidate, we
cannot frown loo indignantly upon every attempt to
uuy ine votes oi anv man uy appeals either to Ins
avarice or his love of sirong drink. It is a fhanie
ful truth, Mr Editor, that notwithstanding the law
is so pointed against the practice of treating with
rpirilous liquors on election days, it should be so
much persisted in uy tnose wliose acquaintance with
Ihe law should leach them belter. It nfTorJs no
very flattering comment on the honor or patriotism
of those who require a stimulus of this kind lo in
duce litem to attend Ihe polls, or lo vole for this or
that man ; nevertheless it docs appear lo me from
what I hate observed in our own town, (hat theie
are hundreds of men whose cupidity must be touched
by the piomise of a drink of whiskey, in order to
hi ing Ihem lo the place of voting and lliere ihey
feel themselves tinder obligation lo go for ihe candi
date whoso Jgenerosily supplies ihem with the de
lieluful beveraze. 1'iuly. ihe claims of ihat can
didate lo ihe support of the freemen, must be none of
the best who finds himsell under the necessity uf
passing I oe iiotllo among ins townsmen in order to
secure iheir votes. The hireling nnd the prostitute
lie under the withering curse r public scorn, ns
nuisances lo nil moral sensibility : and can that man
be any belter entitled lo our respect, whose voles
aro lo be secured only by the offer of a dram.'
Shamo on the man whoso patriotism cannot be
reached by nobler comiJerations : he is no, worthy
lo exercise ihe nrivilcso of a fireman. Let everv
voter weigh these things, nnd if he has any sense of
Honor, lie win ue auove selling a price on Ins ual
lot. or offering it ul auction lo the rums-ller.
August 29, 1836,
From Ihe Stale Journal.
OF GOV. BUTLER.
MoNTi'ELir.n, 22d Aug. 183G.
Dear Sir Soon after tho publication of
your letter declining the nomination of an
ll.nlnp anlln.nl nt.Klir. inlirn.ll in H fl VP f I I n P?
to the fact of vour withdrawal, look occa
sion to infer trint your declension was in
dicative of indifference to the success ui too
Harrison and Granrer Ticket. More re
cently, these intimations of alleged indiffer
ence have been magnified Into reports of
actual hostility. With a view to disabuse
the public mind on this subject, so far aa
erroneous reports may have been circulated
we havu thought it not Improper, in corn;
pliance with Iho suggestions nf friends, to
use the freedom tu request that you will
favor us with an avowal of your 'yietrt in
connexion with the pending political .can
vass, with permission logive them publicity.
With great respect,
Your obedient servant.
C. L. KNAPP,
On bohalf of State Committor.
GOV. BUTLER'S REPLY. .
Waterburv, Aug. 24th, 1836.
Dear Sir Yours of the 22d inst, on be
half of the stale Committee, was received
yesterday. You say my declining to bo
a candidate fur Presidential Elector on tho
Harrison and Granger Ticket, has been in
ferred by several of the public journals to
be an indication df indifference to the suc
cess of that ticket; and ask for an avowal
of my views on the subject, with permis
sion to give them publicity.
It is with a degree of reluctance, that!
consent to the publication of my opinions
on so important and exciting a topic not
that I have any objection to their being
known to every freeman of Vermont, but
lest sonic may take occasion to represent
the publication of a private citizen's views
as an act of ostentation, when perhaps
themselves have occasioned it ; yet inas
much as certain newspapers have recently
erroneously reported ine to be opposed lo
the election of Gen. Harrison and Francis
Granger to the Presidency and Vice Presi
dency, justice to myself, requires a brief
but explicit avowal of my views relative to
the pending canvass.
I havu ever entertained an exalted opin.
ion of General Harrison, both as a mili
tary man, and a civil officer. I know of no
act, in his long courso of public service,
either as Governor of the North Western
Territory, Commander-in-Chief of tho
North Western Army, member of the Na
tional Legislature, or as Minister to the
Republic of Colombia, which does not moril
the approbation uf his countrymen, and ever
since bis nomination by the Anlunasonio
Stale Convention in February last, have
fell anxious for his electiou to Ihe Presi
dency. As to Mr. Granger, his name has been so
long, so constantly, and so honorably iden
tified with the principles of Antimaeonry,
and his tiTiiria to efficient for the 'suprem
acy of tho Laws' and ConBtitutinn, that for
ine to withhold from him my vote, under
the circumstances of the pending canvass,
I should consider an abandonment of tho
fundamental principles of Antiniasonry.
It will nut bo expected that I should enter
into on exnmiuniion of the public acts and
votes of the diffrrent candidotes for tho
Presidency nnd Vice Presidency. I could
wish, however, that fieemen would exom
me for themselves with candor and impar
tiality, and bestow their sufferages for such
men as will, in ihcii honest opinion, best
zoard and protect that civil and religious
hbeity. to establish which their Revolution
ary Sires expended so much blood and
In conclu.-ion, I will only say, that, per
sonally, I have little to hope or fear from
the success uf this or that candtdato for tho
Presidency, or any other office: the gov
ernments and laws of this world, by whom,
soever.or in whatever manner administered
con but little longer affect my interest or
happiness: but thould I ever bo permitted
to exercise again, the elective franchise, it
shall not bo done knowingly lo favour tho
protiinlioii of n man, who. for Ihe sake of
office, would squander millions of the pub
lic money on a multitude of corrupt specu
lators barter away the Freedom of Iho
Press and trample upon iho sacred and in-
alienable Rights of Man,
Your obedient serv't ,
C. L. Knapp, Ei-q.
Groans. We have before us the Rich
mond (Va) Enquirer of Aug, 18th, a lead
ing Van llureu paper, second only to iho
Globe as an organ, and infinitely abovo it
indecency. Its editor groans thus: "Tho
Globo ol the 12th calculates Spaight'a ma
jority at 2 or .1000! or our own part tea
shrewdly sutpect that we are beaten." A -gain,
"IPs are disappointed in JV" Caroli
na though far from despairing of her voto
in November." Again, ."Kentucky has
gone for the Whigs; there is no mistako
about it," and quoting a remark ofa Van
cdilor thai the Whig candidate have over
run his own party, the Enquirer adds, "It
may be but he has certainly over run msrs."
Tho Enquirnr admits that the only push
made in Illinois by the Whigs wis against
Reynolds for Congress; of course we aro
not to consider the election in that state a
true tesi nf parlies, except iu R's district.
Uewaiie ! Falsehood lies, deliberate
ly coined and pcrsevoringly circulated, ara
the most powerful weapons of the Van Bu
ren men. Not but a few days since, an
offico holder and the chief eleclioneerer in
this quarter and at the north, for the Van
Buren party, staled that Harrison never was
a General and ieier ioij in a battle! ! Wo
say to the freemen, then, beware; unprin
cipled themselves they will not hesitate to
deceive you absolutely parly mad, they
care not by what arts or tricks they cajolo
tho honest and unsuspecting freemen lb.
Another Van Buren lie repealed. Tho
Patriot ro-asserts that Harrison was "an
avowed eupporier oftho Alien and Sedition
Law of John Adams." Marston ought to
know, upon tho authority of Harrison him
self, that this is a falsehood. Harrison
never was for the alien and sedition law i
he never was in Congress until iwn
after that law passed. Ib.
ID" Secretary Woodbury oaimatcs the
Surplus at 27 millions ; of course the euare