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BY E. P.WALTON & SONS.
MONTPELIEU, THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 1848.
VOL. XLTI, NO. 32. WHOLE NO. 2175.
lUatcljmtm & State 2ournn!.j
rUHI.ISllIlU KV1I11Y THURSDAY MOllNINll.
Ti'.RMS SlflO ceh lnndvnwn $200 If pnvmcnt U not
inndolnadvancoi iuloreat alwnya charged from llio end
if Ilia teat.
fJoctvi).
From tho N. Y. Commercial Advertiser.
Fa! I ontiTKn IJifd. It v mentioned nlmtit ti
fortnight since, 1 hut wo IiqiI rccciuit n briuf lotlcr trom
Sir. Judtun, of llio inliflon nt Maulinain, i.f a ery inter
ritina r-hanclttr, nccominnh'd Iy u from tho Mauliiiain
IVo rren,unnouncinff tlio htrlh nf n tin light? r Tho letter
cnmpleto was civrn to tlio Oulnmbmn Mftgnrinet In thu Junn
number ol which popular inontlily it uppuJr Wo copy It
bo low :
MY BIRD.
ItV FANNY rORKHSTKR.
liro l.int oat1 moon lift J left tho il)r,
A MtdHn." aoujht my Indiun ntst
And folded, oh to lovingly !
Hit liny arms upon my hrcatt.
Finm morn till evening purplo tinge,
In unixoiiKt helplessness she lie,
Two rnio temos i I li n, silken ftiuga
Shut -oly on lier Harry eyei,
Thcro not in hid a lovrlisr bird,
Urn-id carili nnni not a hnppler neU(
01 Cod, thou hat o fountain stlired,
Whose waters never mors shall rct !
Till boaultful, myiletlous tlitnff,
'J lilj senming tlsltant from liravcn,
l'hU hiidwhh tlio Immortal win;,
To mo to me Tliy hand hut given.
The pulso first caught Its tiny stme,
Tim blood it crimson lire, from mine
ThU liic, which I Juvfi dared linokc,
lleiiceforlh I pa mile 11 with tlilno.
A iltont nwo is in my room,
I Ircmblo with delicious frar;
The future, with its light und gloom,
Timo uud Htcniity oro litre.
Doubts hopes, In eager turn-oil tlc ;
Hour, oh my OodI one carnoct prayer :
11 oo for my hird in I'ltradiic,
And an? I pluinago there !
filjuliinin, Junuar), 18K
Tim following lines from tho Dublin Nation nro a fa ir
cX'tniplo of tho appeal now nmdo in proko uud voise to u
rouo tho ptiopla of Ireland to assert their rights t
COURAGE.
BY SmitANZA.
Lift up jour palo fices, jo children of sorrow !
Tho night pasii'it on to u glorioui to-morrow.
Hark! hear jo not loundiug glad ldlert)' ptejii
J'roni iho Alp und the isles of tho tidcluss VKgetin?
An1 tho mlimicut tnnrch of tho gathering nations,
And tlio crushing of thrones uealh their fiurco exullatuns
And tho cry of llumauily cleaving tho ether,
I ill h wnns ut tho cousin ling rising together
God, Libeity, Truth ! Ilow they burn hunrt and brain
Thcuo woids shall they burn ahull thoy waken In vuhi?
No! eoul ninrt rr soul aIcc! flashes on sttel,
And lind wakens laud with u grand thunder p.ul
r-"hall wn, oil t my hro'hcn1, but weep, pra'y and gro.in
When Franco roads hpr rights by tho names of a throne ?
fchall n ftar and falter In join the g.ond chorus,
When Huri'po bas trod the dark pathway before tit ?
Oh, counign! and we, too, will ttample them down
Tho minions of power, the feifo of a crown.
Ob, courago ! but courago 1 If once tn tho winds
We llin? rrecdom' banner, no tyranny idii.dd!
Attbo oieoof tlio rcoplo tlio weak symboUlatl,
And Humanity murchos cr (ho purplo mid pull,
O'er tho sreptro and crown with u glorious dUdain,
For the Hj mbol must full nnd IJumanitv reign.
Onward, then iviward, yo brao to the vanguard,
tJut'.cr in gl ry round Liberis tuml.nd.
l.iko Franco, lordly Franco, wo ihall sweep from their
AH, till w ho opposo thu stern will of a nation statiuu.
lako Fruvm'j bruve children wlMI stoop to no lord,
Hut drmand our just rights ul tho point of tho swoid.
We'll conquer, we'll cnniuor. No tear for tho d) lug,
Thu portal to Hoawn ho tho field where they'io lying;
Wo'H conquer, we'd conquer. No tears for the slain,
Cud', angels will sudlo on th(irdaili hour of piit.
()ti, on.in your masses, dense, resolute, strung,
To war aeuinht troasrn, oppression and wrong j
t Mi, on, w it li your chieftains, an I Ilitu wo odura most,
Who ttriUs with ibo bravest und It ads w-ilh the foremuit.
Who hiiugt the proud light of a uuiuo grout in story
Toguida us through danger unconqucrcd to glory
With frith liko the Hebrews we'll stem the Rod Spa
Ood! unitp down tho I'harauhs our trust is in Thoo
Ho it blood of the tyrant, or Mood of tho slave,
We'll crorig it to freedom, or find tbcie u grave.
Im u throni for each worker, arrown for each brow,
Tho puhn for cash inart)r thut dins for us now ;
Hpito tho fl tih of their mujkets, the rour of their cum. on,
The aeasNiti of Freedom shall lower their pennon ;
Fur ibo will utA nutio.i whut foodiro withstand?
Tbo pdlrmts, heroes, sliike ! Ood for our land !
ANGELS.
ll.irlli liaa tier nngoli, thoujli llieir for mi tiro moulded
Hut ul inch tl.iy qi fuililum nil l.eluw ;
Thougli Imrnj mo wanllns, and brilit pinloni fot.lcd,
Wo know them by tlio lovo-li-ht on tholr blow,
I liavo teen angel, by tlieilck una'. illlow(
Titers via llio foil tono and tlio loundlcis tread,
Wl.cru niiUcn heart, aro drooping like the willow,
They Hood 'between tbo living and tbo dead."
And if my night, by cailhly dlmnois hindered,
Meheld no liuicrinz cheruMm In air,
1 doubl tint, for their iflrit. kno their tlndrod,
'1 hoy tmilod upon tho ingle, ualcheii there.
There have been nnjcli in tho gloomy priion,
I (a rionded balU by tb lono widow', licoilh j
And whero tbey pmed, llio fallen have uprUon
Tho giddy pauiod llio inouinm'i bpru I'""! biltli.
1 havo .een ono whoio eloqucuco loinmanding,
Routed the rich ochoca o Iho human brea.l j
'I'hn hlundiilimci.il uC imo and callh withstanding)
That hope might icach tbo lufToring anJ oppre.l.
And by liii ildo tbero moved a form ofbcanly,
Hlrowing .wool Jlowor. along Iho puth of life i
And looking up with meek and loio-leut duly
I called her angel, and be railed bur wife.
Uhp many a fp'uit walka tbo nailh unheedi-il
That, when ill veil of ladneni 1' laid down,
rihall .our aloft with plnuin. unimpeded,
And wear ita glory lika u itarry ciuwn.
ittisccllancous.
THE LAST KISS.
1 was hut five years old when my mother
died, but her imago is as fresh iu my mind,
now that many years havo elapsed, as it was
at tho timo of her death. I remember her
as a palo gentle being, with a sweet smile,
nud a voice soft and cheerful when she
praised me ; and when I erred for I was
U wild thoughtless child thcro was a trem
bling mildnees about it, that nlways went to
my littlo heart. Methinks I can now see
her largo blue eyes, moist with sorrow, be
cause of my childish way wardness, and hear
her repeat, " My child, how can you grieve
'inoso."
Rim tmil for a Ion" time been nalo and
feeblo, nnd sometimes there would come a
.bright spot on her check, which mado her
, look so lovely, I thought she must bo well.
But then sho spoko of dying, and pressed
mo to her bosom, and told mo to bo good
when sho was gone, nnd to lovo my father
a groat ileal, for ho would have no ono else
tqlove,'.
I recollect sho was ill all day, and my lit
' tic hobby.horso nnd whip wero laid aside,
.and 1 tried to be very quiet. I did not sec
licr for the whole day anil il sccmctl very
long. At night they told nic that my mother
war loo sick' to kiss nic, ns she was always
used to do heforc 1 went to hed, and 1 must
co without it. Hut I could not. I stole
into the room, and laying my lips close to
licrf, whispered :
' Mother, dear mother, won't you kiss
me?" Her lips wero very cold, and when
ulic put her hand upon my check, and laid
my-head in her hosom, 1 felt a coltl shud
dering pass through me.
My lather carried mo Irom me room ; uui
ho could not speak. After they put me in
bed, I lay a long while, thinking; I feared
my mother would indeed die, for her cheek
felt ns cold as my little sister's did when
she died, and they carried her Bwcct little
body where 1 never saw it again. Hut I
soon fell asleep, as children will.
In tho morning I rushed to my' mother's
room, with a strange dread of evil to come
upon me. It was just as I feared. Thcro
was the white linen, over the straight cold
bed. I tore it aside.
There was tho hard check, the closed
eye, tho stony brow. But, thank God,
my mother's dear, dear (-mile, was there al
so, or my heart would have broken.
In an instant, nil the little faults, for
which she had so often reproved me, rushed
upon my mind. 1 longed to tell her how
good 1 would always be, if she would but
stay with me.
I longed to tell her how, in all tune to
come, her words would bo law to me. I
would be all that she had prayed mo to be. I draw OM ,,-, nicc, I)0ishci boots ; l,e had
1 was a passionate, head-strong boy; butlmu)1Icj ,lis sac, ncckciol. an,l g0Ves,
never did tins fiameol temper come upon ' t 0 hls ha, anJ WM (1()U. thc
nil;, nut &ruuiuu iu ruu uui uiiiu, luaiiiu
eyes (all upon me, just as she looked in life;
and when I strove for the mastery, fell her
smilo sink into my heart, and I was happy.
My whole character underwent a change,
even from the moment of her death. Her
spirit was always with me, to aid the good
and root out the evil there was in ine. I
felt that it would grieve her gentle spirit to
see mo err, and I could not do so. 1 was
the child of her affection; I knew she had
prayed for nic, and Unit even on the thrcsh
liohl of her grave, her anxiety for my fate
had caued her spirit to linger that she
might pray once more for me.
I never forgot my mother's last kiss. It
was with me in sorrow; it was with me in
joy ; it was, in moments of evil, like a per
petual good.
The abotc is apart of the letter of an
old man, who had seen his children and his
"rand children about him, and who is a
cheerful man, with his urcy hairs full of
reverence.
THE GENTLEMAN.
Bishop Doani:, iu a recent address de
livered at Burlington College, uttered the
following admirable sentiments :
" You cannot make a gold riiifj out of
brass. You cannot change a Cape May
crystal to a diamond. You cannot make a
gentleman, till you have first made a man.
To be it gentleman, it will not be sullicieut
to have had a grandfather.
" To be a gentleman, docs not depend
upon the tailor or the toilet. Blood will de
generate. Good clothes are not good hab
its. The Prince Lee Boo concluded that
the hog, iu England, Mas thc only cenllo-
i i., .it. .1 . ri i
,,, . uu...ij viiij u.u.2, mm u.u nun)f donostio nccth . .lcn ,() .,,,
' : ., . .
"A gentleman is justa o,:NT...:-man : no.
more, i u.u, u .......mm. , .msnuu, u.ai tw.s
first a diamond iu the rough. A gentleman
is gentle. A gentleman is modest. A gentle
man is courteous. A gentleman is generous.
A gentleman is slow to take oirence, as be
ing one that net er gives it. A gentleman
is slow to surmise evil, as being one that
never thinks il. A gentleman goes armed,
only iu consciousness of right. A gentle
man subjects his appetites. A gentleman
refines his tastes. A gentleman subdues his
feelings. A gentleman controls his speech.
A gentleman deems every one belter than
himself. Sir Phillip Sidney was never so
much a gentleman mirror though ho was,
of England's knighthood as when upon
tho field ol utlipen, as he lay in his own
blood, ho waive, thc draught ol cold spring
ivnlor Hint v?i hrmlfTMt ti Hlipnr.ll Ilia Innr.
water, that was brought to quench his mor
tal thirst, iu favor of a dying soldier."
SELLING DRY GOODS.
Pkoi'lu generally think that it is a very
easy matter to stand behind a counter and
retail dry goods; hut a week's experience
iu the business would convince tho cleverest
man, that it is much more difficult and la
borious than the task of turning a grindstone
twelve hours per diem. The olliee of sales
man embodies, iu its duties, necessity for
the shrewdness of a politician, tho persua
sion of a lover, the politeness of a Ches
lerficld, the patience of Job, anil the impu
dence of a pickpocket. There aro sales
men who make it n point never to lose a
customer
Oue of these gentlemen who is
iu n store in Uhathain street, not long since I Zauiiahv 1 ayi.ok ol Louisiana, and Hon.
was called to bhow a very fastidious nnd 1 Mii.laiu) EiLLMonr. of Now York, shall
fashionable ludy, who "dropped in while j constitute the nationil ticket of the parly
going to Stewart's," some rich silk cloak-'in thc approaching Presidential election.
nig. Every article of tho kind was expo- j It now rests with the people to elect it or
sed to her view tho whole store was ran- reject it. Although neither of the gcnlle
Kackcd nothing suited. The costly mate-1 men nominated was our personal choice,
rial was stigmatized as "trash," every-1 yet they aro the candidates of the Whig
thing was common, and not fit for a lady. ! party a party to which wo have ever been
"Sho guessed sho would go to Stewart's." i devotedly attached, nnd which whatocr
Tlio salesman pretended to bo indignant. faults it may possess, and no party is with
"Madam," said he, in a tone of injured , out borne wo shall ever cling to. labor for
innocence, "I have n very beautiful and
..r ..r ...i i t i!
rare jiieuo in yuuua u ouw ui wiiicu i til-i wiiicu anil mo uicil oi wmeii, wneil com
vitled with Mr. Stewart, who is my brother- pared with those who aro against us, knit
in-law; out it would uo useless to show it
to you. It is the only piece left in the
city."
" Oh! allow mo to see it," she asked, in
an anxious lone, and continued, " I had no
intention of nnnoying you, or of dispara
ging tho merits of your wares."
Tho salesman,, who was now watched in
breathless silence by his fellow clerks, pro
ceeded as with much reluctnnco, uud with
expressions of fear that it would bo injured
by getting tumbled, to display an ancient
picco of vesting, which had been lying in
the store fivo years, and was considered to
bo unsaleable. Tho lady examined nnd
liked it much. That was n pieco of goods
worthy to be worn how much is it a yard?
" Twenty-two shillings."
" Oh I that is very high."
"i hero l" exclaimed lie, beginning to
fold it up, " I know you would say that."
" Slay I stay I don't be in bo great a hur
ry 1" she cried " I'll give you !20 shil
lings." " Madam, you insult me, again."
"Cut mo oil' yards, "and you can
make up the deduction on some velvet which
I require for trimmings," almost entreated
the fair shopper.
The salesman, after much persuasion,
sold the lady the vesting, for which they
had in vain sought tt get 5s. per yard, at
tho price abtue indicated. The profits of
the sale on vesting and velvet amounted to
tliirti-lhrcc dollars, out of which tho clerks
were permitted to pay lor a supper ol oys
ters. Tho best ol this brief tale of dry
goods, is to be told. Tho lady had her
cloak made, nun ono or two ol tier lricnus,
delighted with it, bought the rest of the vel
vet at the same price.
There is a moral in this anecdote, which
we leave to be discovered by tho ingenuity
of nil our lady readers, who occasionally go
shopping.
The luck of morality in tho salesman is
quite palpable.
A CHAPTER ON EATING.
" Hungering man,
rietful, if unaupplicd.''
Mrs. T.r.oNiiiAS Boyd had partaken of n
plentiful breakfast; he had read tho morn
ing papers through ; ho had stood directly
in front of thc-firc, with his hands clasped
under his coat skirls, and was thoroughly
warm ; he had Kicked oil his slippers, and
door steps, when a voice from behind arres
ted his progress ; for Mrs. Leonidas Boyd
exclaimed, don't forget tho salt, my dear 1
and a moment after, nor thc saleratus and
starch.
.Jgnr stCOS Wl
As men go, Air. JjConidas lioyd was a
good man, a kind husband, nud an indul
gent father. Not n day passed but his hand
kerchief was tied into half a dozen knots,
to remind him of things he never would re
member; not a day which he did not say,
yes my child, and I will my dear, tore
quests he was sure to forget. The butchers
bill, the coal-man's hill, the house rent,
were all quickly settled, and cheerfully he
bought cotton cloth, new dresses, bonnets
nnd school books ; but there was over a mys
tery to his masculine undcrstautlinLr. lie
could not comprehend what became of the
minor groceries that went into his house ;
anil as he paced with quick steps the road
leading to his place of business, his medita
tions ran thus :
" Don't forget the salt, my dear 1" No
I won't forget the salt; but I wonder what
has become of the last I bought 1 Starch
and saleratus, too. I never tasto saleratus
in any thing; the cook must throw that a
way ; and starch let me sec ; that, that
goes into my shirts ; but it can't lako a
pound for a shirt. There's soap and a few
more cges, my dear. Last week it was
some indigo and a now mop, a little sand
and some soda ; to-morrow it will bo Bristol-brick
and n pound of ginger. What
women want of so many things I cannot
imagine; but my wife shall have what she
wants, if she is rational about what she calls
housekeeping.
Lvcry town basils fllr. Lconidas; men
iviiomj pui cuiHimm uiij uui
whose perceptions are obtuse on the subject
tie wants arc no wants .at all, nnd to whose
ims wmt iey ,,-, scc USC(1 is surc to
, , . . ....,. ..,,. ....
salt goes ; men who think women make too
much ado about house-keeping ; men, in
short, who arc great connoisseurs of the cu
linary art in general, but have no concep
tion of multiplicity of details, anil who buy
butler, sugar, lard, pepper and spice, nud
verily think that they are doing their wives
a groat favor. Eating is, on tlio whole, a
serious business. When wc take into con
sideration the sustaining of vital energies
and thc consequent actions, the office ol
cook becomes one of solemn interest; nnd
the incessant demands made bv that office
with which the " human face divine" is gar
uiUied, seems but reasonable. Who wants
i buckwheat cakes on a hot summer morning,
, ... . , , .,, or , ,
' ' . .
they are well 1 The man who desires green
peas in December nnd relishes cucumbers
iu January, is one who would turn the world
upside down, anil ought himself to be put
under n forcing glass until better tastes and
aims arc developed, Knickerbocker.
politico:..
rrom Iho Hoaton Atiaa,
The Whig Convention and
the
Nomination.
The nominations mado by tho Whig Na
tional Convention arc now before the na-
lion. It has been decided by thc rccogui.-
ed authority of the Whig party that Gen.
it, and labor iu it a party, tho principles of
' ...i i i .i f. .i i i
toils fortunes a willing, though n humble
advocate. We say then, asZeiiAUY Tay
i.oh and Juii.laiid ! n.r.Moiii; aro now its
chosen Btaudiird-benrers, wo shall abide by
tliciu and support them ; and whether thoy
icau us 10 viciory or ucieai, no ono ncrcat
tcr shall have it to say that tho day was lost
by treachery or desertion on our part.
We havo an abiding faith that tho victory
is lo the Whigs in this slrugglo, and that
with the election of our Presidential ticket
wo shall bring also into power a Whic
IIouso of Representatives, and eventually n
Whig Senate, iu whoso hands the legisla
tion oi mo country win devolve.
Never was there a nomination more fair
ly mado than that of General Taylor. We
were present and can speak from observa
lion. It will bo said, however, thot tho
South took undue advantages in tho Con
ventiou, but by whomsoever this charge is
made or may be made, wc challenge hun to
tho proof. There was nothing done that
was not honorable and aboveboard. The
Convention on every ballot adopted the
open, manly, viva voce vote. The consti
tuents of every delegate arc therefore aware
of how their delegate voted nnd for whom
he voted. Every Congressional district,
in every free State in the Union was repre
sented, with the exception of two in Illi
nois, while there were ten districts in tho
Slavcholdiug Stales, seven in South Caroli
na, two iu Alabama, and one ut iuissouri, l
which were not represented, nud therefore !
hud no vole. This simple fact shows that j country an honest, prudent, wise and con
thc North, even in proportion to its power, scrvativo Government, which is all that the
was more lully represented than the South
in thc Uonvculiou, yet the choice Icll on
General Taylor. There must, therefore,
have 'been some other causes than local
ouc3 assigned for tho choice made ; nnd
there wcio, and wo can give them ; nnd
first, a settle conviction that with the Whig
as a National party, wc must have victory
now or mver ; and second, that General Tay
lor nlonc of thc distinguished candidates
brought forward could give us victory. It
was believed, and it is believed, that while
ho is as good a big as any in thc Union,
he combined therewith that indefinable yet
necessary element of success, avaii.aiiim
ty; that ho could draw to his support the
great mass of our countrymen ; and that
with a candidate not possessed of this qual
ity, wc could not defeat thc Baltimore nom
ination, and break up thc line of succes
sion of the party now in power a party
whose insatiate thirst of power and domin
ion had, within the last two years, left thir
ty thousand of our countrymen in foreign
graves, and created a national debt of at
least one hundred millions of dollars a
party drunk, as it were, with a love of for
eign conquest and war ; and the next elec
tion is to decide whether they have indoc
trinated the nation with the same wicked
and demoralizing vice. Since the days of
Mr. Adams, the Whig parly have suffered
defeat in every Presidential election but
one. This succession of defeats did not
come upon us because our cause was not
just, our principles not national, our candi
dates not worthy. Not at all ; but they
came from another cause a lark of avail
ability. This was most clearly demonstra
ted iu tho success of General Harrison in
lfcvlO. lie was no more a Whig, or no less
a Whig, than Henry Clay or Daniel Web
ster, lie was, iu point of natural or ac
quired talent for statesmanship, greatly in
ferior to cither of them. Yet the Harris
burg Convention cast aside both of these
distinguished men, and nominated General
Harrison. And why? Simply because
they believed that General Harrison could
bo elected, and that neither of the others
could be. And the results showed that
they judged rightly. General Harrison was
elected most triumphantly, and with him a
Whig Congress.
His early death nnd the subsequent trench
cry of John Tyler, events both of them
sadly to be deplored, did not deprive the
country wnoiiy ot tne goon
resulting from!
Whig supremacy. It settled the serious
difficulties between this country and Great
Britain, growing out of the rebellion iu Can
ada, and the burning of the steamer Caro
line by a baud of Canadian royalists in the
Niagara river, which threatened at one lime
a war with England. It settled forcer the
question of tho Northwestern boundary be
wecn this country and the British posses
sions, by the treaty negotiated between
Air. Webster and Lord Ashhurlou. Who
ever has read the correspondence of Air.
Webster, and the speech made subsequently
in thc United States Senate by him upon
the subject, will be able fully to appreciate
how important to the peace and well being
of this country was that work of Whig ad
ministration and statesmanship. The suc
cess of the Whigs in 1810 gave tothe coun
try thc tariff of 1812, which revived the
business of the whole country, gave to labor
employment and good wages, and gave to
the nation an adequate revenue. These
were some of the benefits which accrued lo
the whole country from the election of Gen
oral Harrison; and we fully believe that if
that good old patriot had lived to serve out
his lull term, and the Whigs could have by
their works proved to the people of the
country the virtue there is in Whig princi
pics, we should have bpcomo so strong in
the popular heart that Air. Webster or Air.
Clay would have been triumphantly elected
to succeed him, mid perpetuate iu tho gov
ernment the principles of the administra
tion. Tho action of tho Whig National Con
vention, at Philadelphia, and the nomina
tion of General Taylor, show that tho dele
gates believed that a crisis had arisen in thc
history of the Whig party like that which
existed iu 1810. The question which pre
sented itself on both occasions was not
Who will wo elect? but tho opposite who
can wc elect ? and the decision was, wn
CAN UI.IICT ZiACUAIlY J AYI.0I1, AND WU
CAN lil.UCT NO OTIIIIIl MAN. This WHS tllO
judgment of tho Whig delegates a body of
men, wo venturo to say, second to nonu for
intelligence, patriotism, and an enlarged
wisdom, that ever assembled on tho Amcri
cail continent. Time may prove that they
erred iu judgment, but wo honestly believe
that it will prove that their judgment is
correct.
It is folly to say that General Taylor was
the choice of the Whig party of Massachu
setts. Their nlleclions wero centered upon
their own disliuiiuished citizen nnd stales-
man. Thoy havo known him long and they shall bo mado known to tho Whigs of Pcnu
lovo and venerate him. But ho was not sylvania, I am free lo say, sir, that there
nominated though fairly probcnted. It will! will be ono voice throughout their ranks,
be our duly, therefore, to niivocaio mo
claims of General Taylor nnd Alillnrd Fill
more. Wc shall give to them no half-way
support. Wc shall do whatever is iu our
power honorably to give thcin tho voto of
this State, and wo havo no doubt that it
will ho given them. The truth is, tho caso
of General Taylor has never been present
ed to the people of this State, or to tho peo
ple of New-England. Not wishing to have
him nominated, tho Whig press havo not
felt called upon to present his claims or to
urge his election. Wo havo no doubt that
facts and arguments can bo and will bo
presented, which will appeal so strongly to
the iudinncnt und nood sense of tho people,
that ho will receive tho cordial support of
tho truo Whigs of Alassachusetts and the
votes of many who have not hitherto been
identified with tho Whig party. That Gen.
Taylor will bo elected to the Presidency,
and Millard Fillmore to tho Vice rrcsiden
cy, wo believe ns sincerely as wc do that
the suit will rise and set. That General
Taylor will call nrotind him, ns his constitu
tional advisers, tho ablest nnd wisest of the
Whig statesmen of tho country, wc have ns
little doubt. Ucing free from the influen
ces of clitjucs and cabal's, having no partic
ular friends to reward or foes to punish in
the world, and being, as wc believe, nnd
ns his whole life proves him to bo, both
iionust and bunsiiim:, ami bavin'' a nature
which begets the attachment ol the masses
and tho respect of all, ho will give to his
people of this country ask or desire.
THE LAST SCENES IN THE
NATIONAL CONVENTION.
On the second ballot, AIii.i.ai;i Eillmori:,
of New York, was nominated for Vicn Pres
ident of the United States. The result was
received with thunders of applause.
Immediately after the result was announ
ced, Air. AlcCullough, ofNowJcisey, arose
nnd remarked: Air. President, New Jer
sey has some claims upon this Convention.
It was in Now Jersey, sir, that General
Zacliary Taylor was first nominated as a
candidate for tho highest office in the gift
oi ins admiring countrymen. (Great cheers.)
That nomination was made, sir, upon tho
battle-field of Trenton, where the liberties
of our country once hung trembling in the
balance. I claim this nomination, there
fore, as emanating from New Jersey. Need
I say, sir, that a majority of our delegates
voted for General Taylor, iu this Conven
tion? Again, sir, our unanimous vote was
asked for Alillard Eillmore, of Now York ;
and, sir, it was given. Whence, then, sir,
can a motion more properly come that these
tiomiur.tions should be unanimously con
firmed than from a delegation from New
Jersey? I move you, therefore, sir, that
these nominations be unanimously confirm
ed. Great cheers.
Gov. Vance, of Ohio. I arise to second
the gentleman's motion. I have been, as
you all know, sir, an independent but silent
opponent of General Taylor and his nomin
ation. But I am like the old soldier, when
1 .tin fairly whipped, I will surrender.
Cheers. I would say now to some of the
young nnd ardent spirits of the country,
think well of this motto, before you dissent
from the nction of the Whig church of the
United States. Cheers. Do you think
well of this motto, before you separate your
selves from your friends. Ohio has been
placed, 1 acknowledge, in a critical situa
tion during this controversy. Wc have fear
ed, sir, that thc nomination ofGoncra! Tay
lor would deprive us of all that wc have
gained iu that State, in fifteen years' cam
paigns in the political field ; and, sir, I hes
itate not to say, that we have fought thc har
dest political battles that have ever been
fought in the United States. Yes, sir, there
has not been a battle fought by Taylor, from
Palo Alto to Bueua Vista, nor by Gen.
Scott, from Vera Cruz lo Alexico, that can
exceed them. But, as 1 have said, the con
lest is over, and I, for one, although it may
appear at nrst glance as a lorlorn hope, will
not despair of carrying Ohio for Gen. Tay
lor. Tremendous cheering.! I think I
can safely say. that after our Whin friends
here shall have gone homo, and seen their
constituents, and mingled with them in
council, they will agree to reconcile all dif
ferences, and unite iu bearing the great
standard of the Whig party on to victory.
LOhccrs.J bir, when 1 look abroad upon
the assembled representatives of the Whig
party here, what do I say to myself f 1 say,
gentlemen, you have come up here to unite
with your brothers from all portions of the
United States, from Texas to Maine, in res
cuing this Government from the spoilers
who now have possession of it. Cheers.
And I hope you will not filter in this great
enterprise. Yes, my fellow citizens, you
have come up here to rescue the country
from Executive usurpation; and if you will
only unite in ono common cause, success
must attend you. Cheers. Let the mat
ter go as ii may, Air. President, I can say
for one, and I believe it will bo a pretty uni
versal opinion iu Ohio although wc have
had much feeling there, we have felt that
perhaps we were to bo sacrificed that wc
have done our duty to our opinions ; and
now, beloro uod, 1 mean to do my duty to
my country. Great and enthusiastic ap
plause, nnd three cheers were given iu hon
or of Gov. Vance.
Mr. Carroll, of New York. Air. Presi
dent, wo have performed a great feat to day ;
wo have made Gen. Taylor surrender lo
his friends. He never surrenders to his en
emies. (Cheers.) Wo will now fight un
der tho banner of General Zacliary Taylor.
Wc will bo triumphant. Tiuj Whig party
will never surrender. Sir, wc have como
hero from tho Slato of New York. You
have taken Alillard Fillmore for the candi
date for the Vice Presidency. Is there one
man iu tho State of New York who doubts
that sho will respond to what you have done
with an overwhelming majority ? No, fair,
none. Great cheers. 1 pledge you, fair,
that New York will respond to your nomin
ations. Air. Johnston, of Pennsylvania, I desire,
Air. President, to say one word. AVo of
Pennsylvania were not able lo agree upon
candidates prior to the timo that the Conven
tion assembled. Wc came here, sir, with
divided counsels on tho subject; but as
soon, sir, ns tho decision of the Convention
arm mat voice win uo " a nine nioro grape,
Captain Bragg." Thundering applause.
Air. Campbell, ol Uluo, obtained the
floor, and addressed tho Convention in a
highly impassioned and eloquent speech, in
which ho took ground against the nomina
tion of Taylor. Ho Imped tho resolution
would not bo pressed. When ho conclud
ed, 1 ho reading of tho resolution was called
for, and it was read by tho Secretary :
Jicsoivcu, That ucn. Zacliary Taylor, or
Louisiana, and tho Hon. Alillurd Fillmore.
of New York, bo, and they hereby are,
unanimously nominated by this Convention,
as tho Whig candidates for tho office of
President and Vico President of tho United
States.
A Alember. I move to separate that res
olution, No, no, no ; no separation,
A member from Ohio, one of the Secre
taries. 1 approvo of the principles that
have fallen from tho lips of my venerable
colleague, Governor Vance. I camo hero,
sir, to press tho claims of tho hero of Cer-
ro Gordo; but, sir, inasmuch as the Con
vention has selected the hero of Alontcrcy,
T I II -II . . .
i snail now use an my iniiueiico 10 sustain
him. But, sir, this resolution cannot bo
carried unanimously.
Air. Tilden, of Ohio. Will tho gentle
man give way lor one moment ( 1 have a
resolution to offer, which was drawn up by
nil the delegation from Ohio ; and the vote
of Ohio will depend considerably upon tho
consideration which the Convention may
give to this resolution.
The resolution was as follows :
Resolved, That while all power is denied
to Congress, under the Constitution, to con
trol or in any manner interfere with tho in
stitution ol slavery within the several States
of this Union, it nevertheless has the pow
er, and it is the duly of Congress lo prohib-
it the introduction or existence of slavery,
in any territory now possessed, or which
may hereafter bo acquired by the United :
Statcs.
This resolution gave rise to a very ani
mated debate. Air. Brown, of Pennsylva
nia, moved to lay it on the table; and his
motion wns carried.
Air. Kent, of Maine, hero moved a reso
lution of thanks to the President, for the
dignity, ability and impartiality with which,
ho had presided over tlio deliberations ol tho ma, as lar as regards the Whig cause, lias
Convention; which was unanimously adop-j never done much, but wt claim that those
ted. Air. Root also moved a resolution of who have fought against locofocoism there,
thanks to tho Vice Presidents, Secretaries arc entitled to the respect of the Whigs iu
and other officers of the Convention, which other States. Wc have fought against fear
was carried. fill odds, nnd have succeeded in building up
Air. Johnston, of Pcnn., moved that a a party in tho state, and have compelled our
committee of five be appointed to notify the
candidates of their nomination. An amend
ment wns offered, substituting the name of
the President ol the Convention lor tho com
mittee of five, which was accepted by Air.
Johnston, and thc resolution, thus amended,
was adopted.
Resolutions were then adopted, thanking
thc clergymen who had officiated, and the
Committee of arrangements.
After this, Air. Fowler, of New York,
moved an adjournment, which was negativ
ed. Air. Collier, of Ohio. I have u good na-
turcd brother here from New York : but ho
is not so good naturcd or so good looking
as I am. Laughter. I wns born a Whig,
have lived a Whig, and, by the help of God,
will die a Whig; 1 know the sentiments of
tho district I have the honor to represent,
and know they will sustain the nominees of
this Convention. W hy, sir, a year ago, or
it may bo eighteen mouths, as soon as the
news could travel from the Rio Grande to
tho Ohio of the battles of the 8th and 9th
of Alay, wc could have elected old Zack
Taylor, President, and his "old Whitcy,"
the Vice President. Great cheers, laugh
ter nnd applause. Air. President, if these
gentlemen make so much noise, they will
knock all the noise out of mo! Ohio will
do her duty iu this contest. I shall go home,
take oil my coat, roll up my shirt sleeves,
and go to work for old Zack Taylor.
Great cheers.
Air. Peck, of Ohio, came hero with the
full determination to abide by the decision
of'the Convention. Wc arc not here as an
tagonists, but ns friends, to exchange our
opinions, and fight for the common good,
and we have chosen Taylor and Fillmore as
the standard bearers m the coming contest ;
and 1, as one of tho representatives from
Ohio, pledge myself and I think I will bo
pretty sale in pledging the Whigs ol my
district yes, sir, and the Whigs of Ohio,
to support thc nominees of this Convention.
1 feel that I am perfectly safe vthcnl follow
in the footsteps of thc veteran Gov. Vance,
and that noble Whig, Col. Collier. Cheers.
I regret exceedingly to differ with a portion
of the delegates from Ohio, but I feel it to
bo a duty which I owe to this Convention
and my constituents, not to sit silently by
and allow thc impression to bo created a-
inong the friends of the Whig cause and
tho delegates to this Convention, that Ohio
will rebel against our proceedings here. In
conclusion, 1 will simply remark that my
best talents and all the strength that God
has given me, shall be exerted to secure the
election of our nominees. Enthusiastic
checrs. General Taylor, npart from poll -
tics, is enthroned iu the hearts of tho peo-
pic of Ohio : no man in thc Union has ever
enjoyed the nffcctiou of the American peo -
pie to tho same degree, save the sainted
Washington. Who would not rather be
Gen. Taylor, thus enthroned iu the hearts of
his countrymen, than wear the livery of roy-
illy (
Mr. Janiiey, of Va. Air. President, had
it not been lor the discussions that have a-
risen here, I should have given these nom
inations a silent vote. I was one of tho
delegation from Virginia that voted for
Henry Clay on the hrst and second ballots.
I went a step farther, nnd voted for him on
the third : nud if the voting had continued
from now till next November, I should have
continued to vote for him, from a sense of
duty ; but now I havo another duty lo per
form, which is to exert the best faculties
which God has given me in support of thc
nominees. 1 he gentleman Irom Massachu
setts held up his arm this morning, and in-
vouch us mil to iioicai tuu iiuu.ni ui tins
body. I wish to speak with becoming rev
erence, but I mean to pray us fervently ns
ho did tor us nut lo dcicnt his action. J
have differed with some of the delegates
from Virginia with pain, bull trust wo havo
nil discharged our duty according to our
understanding of it. Wo know how lo
disagree like men, like gentlemen, like
Whigs.
But, sir, I have a word lo say of far more
importance than this. I como from the old
District in Virginia that has always been
Whig, since tho first organization of the
party, nnd nover has the shadow oi mo
wing ol modern progressive democracy
passed over it. When 1 go homo and tell
them that their lavoruo cauiiiuaio lias nccn
lost, they will receive the information with
feelings ol disappointment, but thoy will
havo a sterner, a deeper, a higher, and a
holier feeling than that of disappointment,
and that is, that so far as in them lies, your
decree shall be carried into execution.
Air. President, our venerable friend from
Ohio, (Air. Vnnco,) spoko of tho creed of
tho truo wing church, in which tho true
faith is to bo found, and thcro is not n whig
in my district there cannot from tho na
ture of tho case, bu a Whig found, from
whoso heart you can pluck up the roots of
this faith. I
havc but one word more to
say, and that
is, that cverv Wb'ur in tnv
district will vote for the ratification of your
.i .. -
nomination.
Air. Babcock, of Connecticut. I come
from a small State ; but one which exerts a
great moral power through her schools,
which is felt throughout thc Union. It is
a State that in the revolutionary contest did
as much as any other in the Union, except
Aliissachusctts, for the records of history
show us that she sent as many troops ns
any of her larger sisters. I como from a
State that has nlwnys exhibited nn undying
attachment to tho recent great Whig leader,
Henry Clay. (Cheers.) I voted for him
from tho beginning lo the end. Air. Clay
in 18-10 was not taken up as a candidate ;
in that wc were disappointed, but our State
was the very first Whig State to vote upon
that nomination. There was some appre
hension that thc nomination would not be
received with feelings of co-operation by tho
Whigs of Connecticut, but it was sustained
triumphantly, and I believe that Connccti-
cut will sustain in the same triumphant
manner your nominees. (Applause.)
Air. Langdon, of Alabama. I come, sir,
from a State of which I regret I cannot say
as much as the gentleman who has preced
ed me. But I can say that, as our country
is thc land of my nativity, I can equal him
in devotion to our common cause. Alalia-
opponents to respect our principles and fear
our strength. 1 came here under a solemn
pledge to abide by the decision of this Con
vention. Whatever my attachments to men,
I will yield them to the common good, but
I will never yield my principles. 1 came to
vote for Henry Clay of Kentucky. I fought
ns long ns there was hope, nnd even ngainst
hope, and should have continued to do so
on every ballot. But I am now determined,
as far as in me lies, by the aid of my col
leagues, to revolutionize Alabama. I have
labored in times past, and I shall continue
to be found tugging at the oar. I give the
nomination my hearty concurrence.
Air. Ewing, of Indiana. The delegation
from Indiana, though not united at first, all
agree in thc doctrines of thc Hon. Air.
Vance of Ohio; and I can assure you that
Indiana will give a strong vote for General
Taylor.
Air. Henry, of Tennessee. Without in
tending to detain the question, I wish to
tell you I came here in favor of the nomi
nation ot Ocncral 1 aylor. Uur delegation
all voted for him every ballot. By way of
redeeming our pledge to the country, we
will show in November, that our confidence
in General Taylor has not been misplaced.
Wc know him to bo a Whig true and
faithful to thc cause. And he possesses
sound, practical good sense. He is nlways
consistent with liiuisclf. AYnke him at
midnight nnd he will be sound.
He could never nt any moment be taken
by surprise, and I will tell my friends from
Alabama, if they cannot carry the State
with Taylor their case is hopeless. Why,
Taylor fought the battle of Bucna Vista
with five to one ngainst him, and there can
not be that odds against the Whigs of Ala
bama. 1 will detain you no longer, but
ill conclude with an anecdote for which 1
am indebted to my Iricud, Haskell, lrom
Tennessee.
Air. Haskell. I object to the gentleman
stealing inv anecdote. I wish to use it my
self. Air. Henry. The gentleman cannot com
plain. 1 have informed the Convention that
1 borrowed the anecdote of him.
Air. Haskell. 1 would ask if it bo in or
der for Iho gentleman to use my anecdote.
The President, I must rule that it is out
of order for one gentleman to use thc an
ecdote of another without consent, (laugh
ter.) Air Henry. If the gentleman will tell
thc anecdote himself, I will give way imme
diately. (Cries of " Haskell," " Haskell,"
who took the stand amid much merriment.)
Air. Haskell. 1 was remarking nt a cou-
1 vi via! meeting of some friends a short time
since, that if wc could only get the old hero
nominated, just about six mouths from this
1 timo Gen. Cass would find himself in the
same condition as Joo Larkin did when Bill
Albright struck hun. Tho lacts of the case
I were as follows : Bill Albright lived down
at Sugar Hill, and was a very quiet, good
I lellow, who never struck n man in his iile,
I except Joo Larkin. It appears that Joe
was a quarrelsome fellow, and ono day he
went (to uso one of our Western express
ions) cavorting down about Bill's neighbor
hood, boasting that he was thc best man
that ever put foot on Sugar Hill. " Now,"
said Bill, " I could not stand that, and so I
jest tuck him under the burr of the car, and
knocked him forty rods into a field, carry
ing with him about twenty sections of rails
and posts. Ho tlidn't get up immediately,
but lay quite still for some time. At length
he started up, and looked round kinder wild
like for a time, and asked " Did this storm
do much damage? (Great applause.) Did
the lightning strike any ono else but mo?' "
(Renewed applause.)
So it will bo with General Cass, when ho
straightens up, after recovering from tho
blow which ucneral 1 aylor will give him
under tho "burr of tho car" next November.
Ho will ask, " Has thc storm dune much
damago? Did the lightning strike any ono
else but mo?" (Great applause. Loud
calls for Illinois.)
fc. J.ylo binitli, ol Illinois. Air. Presi
dent: I nm a human. liveSucKEit : (luugh-
ter,) and I wish to say a few words for
Suckcrdom, for we havo not said a word
yet. We did not come here to talk but to
vote. We came as friends of Henry Clay
wo came from that dark Egypt of locofo
coism, where wo aro surrounded by a cloud
darker than any that ever surrounded Ajax.
But wo will revolutionize old Suckerdoin.
Wo say as did old " Zack," at tho battlo of
Bucna Vcsla, when tho Illinois regiment,
led by tlio gallant Hardin, charged up to
serried ranks of tho foo, " Now, my boys,
pull nil together, nud victory will crown
your efforts." Cheers.
Air. Fowler, of New York. Air. Presi
dent ; It is perhaps known to many of this
Convention, that I have been from the ope
ning of ibis body to its close, a strong, full
blooded, double-twisted, out-and-out Henry

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