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or without such spccifie desTgnatibn, r.re earn
cstlyimited. Tlicy may be transiuitted to
llic'undcrsigued, at his.residence in Middle
Should nny individuid, cr assoriation, or thc
mcmbcrs of "any cliurch, rontributc to tbc a
mouat of 810(,"sucli individunl, or asociation,
or cJmn.li mav soloct a tcachcr, w he shall, if
ibund qualitlcd, bc'seht outby tbc Board,and
iintructed or if no'individual is thus sclect
rd, some tuacber will, if dc-ireiL Ie in
ntructed, to correspoad with such indi
vidual, association, or clmrcli, and comuiuni
catc, from tirae to time, infonnation concern
jng her school, and tbe prospect of usefuluess
iii licr work.
It ispropcr to say, that the Board of Na
tional Fopular Edueation cmbracrs mcmbcrs
of thc Prcsbytcrian, Methodisr, Congjcgation
B.ptist, aud Episcopal denomination, and
tliat leachcrs of all thcc denomiuations have
btcji sent out, aral will continne to bc sent
outrby tbc Iioard. The invitation lierein, for
ajiplic'ntlons from teacher?, and for funds, isin
tcndcd for them all. And tbc undcrsigned
liuist bc alloved lierc o exprcss tlic high gnit
ilicatibn lie has fclt, in secing classcs ot teaeh
m caming togc-ther, from all thesc dononiina
titns, and goinu forlh togclhcr to do good in
thu spiritof their counnon Masler, and under
the broad bauncr of Christian Union.
C,r. See.nwl Gtneral Agtnt of Iioard of
Raliimat J'opular hducatiM.
JIaktfoiu!, Cosx.. May 30, 184S.
On Fridav cvcnins, tbc Wlilg Ititification
Convention was hcld in Indcticndcnce Squarc.
L.irge dulegations werc prcscnt from scveral
States oftbu Uiiion.that from Baltimore bcing
ovcrone thouaud mcn. Thc North Auiericaii
"r npmblaiTu m? a vcrv larce one, prob
ably tbe largest cver sccn in thiscity. Around
e.ich staml wcrc cathcred in tbe course of thc
cvcning thousands of nltcntive spectators, caeb
g-ithering niaking a much larger array than
nianv common political meetings.
The nii-etiiig was called to onler hy Robcrt
Morri. Ei.. of Philadclplna, wlio noniinatcd
thc following list of ofliocrs, wliich was unani-
ni'in-lv ngreed to:
Jukiikmt W. F. Johnston of Pennsyl-
Vii n PunsinKNTS Gcorgc E. Keni,
laine; A. Colby, Xcw HainpOiirc; Solomon
Foot, Vorniont; (Jeorpc AIinum, .Massacnu
v.rti! .T I- Siminon.-". Khodc Iland:N. L.
"White, C'rmncc tiiut : J. AV. Fowlcr, Xew York;
IVilliam Wnxht, Xew .lcrscy ; 11. U. .uaxweii,
lVnnsvlvania: J- .McFcf. Ddnwarc; Johu C.
f;mni". .M.irvbind ; . S. Archcr, irgmia;
). M. I'.arriiiji-r, North Carohiui ; d. (tamapc,
S-.utli Caroliua: U.W. Cniwfonl, ncorma;
('. (J. I.an'don. Alabania : Thcodore J. 15ar-
nttt. Imliana : L. Satmdars, Louisiana; .To
tc)'i Vame, Ohio: W.J. firavw, Kcntucky;
(i. Ileurv, Tcnncsacc; .T. VandeventiT, II
linos : 1). I). .Mitchcll, Miouri ; T. W. Xow
ton. rLainas; Joseph K 'Willianis, Mic-higan;
J. I). IlTrt. Florida; K. K. F-atinan, Wiscon
sin . .1. Mc.Maiius, IowajIJ. II.Epherson.Tex-
S.. i:KTr.tr.3 E Sianlcy, Xorth Caroli
na . .1. ISmv.-n Iicll, l'oiinjylvania; C. Uullilt,
J,nu!-:.nia ; Ocopc I.imt," Massaclmsctts ; S.
LMe Smiih, IHinoii : S. S. IIIommcdiflu, O
b'ni: lf vaivlpr Ilam.-cy, l'eiiii'ylvania : Jc-rm-.;
Fiill-r, Xcw Ynrk ; C. A. VVilcy, Xorth
t'..trrli'n ; .lo-oph 1'. honghc.ul, PeMi'ylrania:
II. Fi izier, T.-micfoc; lMhtcr, Vcrinont:
l.3c Miihpk', Marvland ; Thmlow Wccd,
Tliin- Wira fiTf s!aul fir spsakcrs, and a
1 ir"5 numlr.r of p.irin addrcisoil thc aascm
bliT", and thc followinj rosolutioiu wcre u
t. H'isij'vcd, tliat thi; AVhig? of thc Unitcd
hi'rcawmlilfd by their Hcprcsenta
ti o. h -.irti!' ratifv the noniiiiatioiH of Gcn.
ZC'I1?Y TAYl.Oil as l'rusidsnt, and
MI'jI. Vt ) FILf-M01lKa Vicc l'rcidcnt
nft'.ii L'nitcd Slatc,aiid plcdgc tbcin?clves to
2. lliilvcl. Tliat in the choicc of Gcn.
T.ivhir . thc Whig camlMati- for l'rcsidcnt,
wc'arc "lad to di-icovcr syiupathy witli a grcat
iKinithrr -.-ntiment tliroii-ihout thc nntion a
s.-.niMi -nl wbi'-h. bavini it-i ori"in in admira
llnti of rcat niilitarv succcf, has bccn
Mr-ntln-ncd by thc dcvclopmcnt, incvcryac
tion and cerv"wonl. of sound conscrrattvc o
inniiin. nndof inic fidelitv to thc jrrcat exani-
.I- iit'furiiinr davi: and to thc nrincliiles of
tlivr f' j'iotitutioa as adiuinutcrcd by its found
Ho Jolvc 1, That Of ncral T.iylor, in say
in ' Out. hnd hc vntcd in 1814, hc wonld have
..t l tlii Wiii" tickct, tiivcs n thc aasurani-c
(,i:i l no betieris nccdcd from a consistcnt
and trnth siicakiii" nnn) that his hcart was
. ..' - r i i 1
v:l;i ns at tiiecri'ilioi onr piuui..ii utMiii,tnrn
1 Clav w.u onr randidatv, and wlmn not
on'v V!ii"'i)rini-ii)lci wcre well dcfini.'d and
r!.-.ir! n9prtcd. bnt Whi" nii'asurt.t dcpcnd-
clin'iua-i'.. Thc hcart that was witli n?
tlii-n i- ith I1.-.HOW. auiltvcliatc aw)I(lier.i
t inl ot'honor, and a lifc of pnlilic and pri
T.ttn irtuc, thc sccnrity.
t. l'.e.-iolvcd. That wc look to Gcncral
Tavlor's aibninistration of thc Govcrnmpnt as
vic .-oMdin-ivo of Peace. Profpcrity, and I'n-io-.i.
Of lVacc bccaufc no onc bcttcr knows
or h l? cii-.ttcr rca.on to dcplore wliat bc has
M-cn adlv on thc field of victory, thc horrors
it" w.nr. and cMicciallv of a forcisn and a""rcs
sivc war. t)f Pio.-perity now morc than c- -
cr nrelcd to rchcvc thc nation Iiom a liurtli
imi of il.slit. and to rcstorc industrv ajiricnl
tnral. mntuifnctiirin:?, and connnci cial to il
Ktvu.4to.nril and nc.iceful futn-tioni and inlln
cnca. t)l l nion uciiui.vc wc naAc.icniiui
d.ite whtisc very position ai a South-wcs tcrn
nnn, rcared on'the banks of tlrit gicat strcam
wliose tnbutanct. natural aml iiriniCMi, em
lira.-e thc whole I'nion, rcndcrs tlic protection
oftln; interests ofthe whole country his first
ti int, and who-e varied dtitie in past lifc have
becn rcndcrcd. Jiot on thc snil, or under the
llai of anvStatc or ccction, but ovcr th
witle frontier, and under the broad banner ot'
;". Kesolvcd. That stamliii!: ns thc "Whi
iwrty docj, on thc broad and lirm platfonn of
tlic (.onstitiilion, nracea up ny au its invioia
blc anil facrud giiarautccs and comproiniC:-,
jinlrlicri"hed i" thc aflivtions licrauvu pi-otec-tivc
of the intcresN ot thc pcople, wc are proud
io have as thc exponent of our opinions, onc
who is plcdged to contnie it by thc wic aml
gencrous rules whicli Wa.-hington applied to
it, aml who has said, (and no Whig de.-ircs
any oihcr aurancc) that hc -nill nuiLc
Washington's admitnVtration thc niodcl of his
. llc)lvcd, That as "Whigs and Ameri
can, we are proud to ackliowledgc our grati
tiitlf for the grcat military si-rvices which, bc
ginning at Palo Alto Jnd cndi g at Bucna Vis
la, first awakcned thc Anierican peoplc to a
just ctimatc ofliitn who is now our AVhig
"candiihitc. In the dischiirge of a painful du-
tv for his march into the mcmy's country
was a reluctant one; in thc conimaml of rcg
ulars at one timc, and voluntccrs at anothcr.
and of both combincd; in thc dctisivc thouch
punctual disfipbne of Jiis camp, wherc all rc
spccted and lovcd him : in the ncgotiation of
terms for a dcjccted and ilcsjicratc cnomy ; in
thc cigcncv of actual conlhct, when thc bal
ance was pcrilously doubtfnl. wc have foupd
him thc samc, bravi', distinguishcd and i-ocsid-crate,
no-bcarllcss spcctator of bloodshcd, no
1rl2cr with human life or humati happincss;
and we do not know whiih to cJniirc most,
hn hcroi.m in whhtanding thc ajMult' ofthe
? mc i-jv in thc aW- t hopclcis ficldk of Bucna
Mta monrning in gencrous sorrow ovcr the
raves of Uiuggold, of Clay, or of Ilarding,
or in giung in tlic hcat of battle terms of mer
ciful tapitulation to a vantraished foe at JUon
terev, and not bcing ashamed to avow that hc
did i't to tparc womcn aud chtldren, helpless
infancv, and morc helpless agc, against whom
no American soliicr cvcr wars. Such amil
itarv man, whose triumphs are neitlicr rcmotc
nor'doubtful, whoiC virtues these triah Lave
tcsted, wc arc proud to make our candidate.
7. Kcsolved, Thatin support ofsucha
uomination we a?k our Whig lriends through
nnt tlipnntinn to unite. andto co-opcratc zeal-
ously, reiolutely, with earncstncfs in behalf
of our candidate, wliom caiumny canuoi ii-.ii.-u,
and with rcspcctful demeanor to our advcrsa
ries, whose canilidatcs bavc yct to prove their
clainis on the gnititudc of thc nation.
Among thc spcakers wcre Governors 3Iore
headaud Kcnt, Gcn. Barrow, of ".
Leslie Coombs of Kcntucky, CoJ. Haikcll of
Tcnncssce, Hueh Maxwcll of New lork, L.
A. ClMtidlcr aud ilr. I3atchcldcr of Massa
chusclts, and many others. All sorts of enthu
siastic speccUes were made. Thc Inquircr
s-ivs of on of them :
fllr. Duncan of Louisiana was introduccd to
tlic mccting. Ilis rcmarks were quite humor
ous, and called forth grcat applauc. Jlr.
Duncan contended that Gcn. Taylor was a
'ood Whig that in ease hebsd not bccn nom-
inatcd by tbc Lonvention, tns namc womu
baTe bccn withdrawn from thecanvass. (Im
ini.nsp! annlaucA Ir. Duncan plcd-'cd him-
self to support thc nominces of thc Convcn
tion with all Ilisauimy, lllout;n un laiwiic
wai an Eastcrn man Danicl Webstcr.
At a late hour thc mceting brokc un. A
Iargc number of the Massachusetts and iSIaiue
dclcgatcs arrived in this city yestcrday morn
ing. Doslon Couritr, 12fi.
Corrcspondcnce of thc Expi-css.
Pliir..uKi.rmA, Friday night Junc Otb.
A platform was crcctcd on thc South-west
corner of Iiidependence Squarc, and tbe Com
mittce of Arrangemcnts.through ita Chairman,
E. E. Smith. Ei., appointed J. Y. Fowlcr,
IlMj., of Otsego county, N". Y., as prcsidingof
ficcr. Tlicrcupon, Jlr. Fowlcr opencd thc mcet
in" with au clcgant spccch upon thc general
nnncioles and true policy of tbo 'Whig party
of thc Unitcd Statcs.
Thc Chairman thcn prcsentcd to tlic nn-
mcntc audience, Mr. E. ISattheldcr, of Cam
bridge, .Mass., who madc a forciblc spcccb, m
whicli he iusistcd that wc came to thc city of
brothcrlv love with the Kopc that, whoever
miaht bc tbc ultimate choicc of thc Convcn
fmn. tln. W'hv'i of Mss. had honcd that Ab-
bot I.awrcncc, would bc thc nominee for thc
Vicc l'rcsidcncy. bmcc, liowovcr, tue cnoicc
had fallcn npon an cmincnt civilian ot the
Kmnirc. Stntc. the WhiM of Massachusetts
wouhl aim to convinco the Wbigs of tbc Un
ion on thc 7tb of ncxt Xovcmbcr that that
State wonld east her clcctoral vote for Gcner-.-ilTnrlnr
and Millard Fillmorc. And this.
( Mr. 13. said,) she would do, dcspitc the dc-
N.-.r .. I C 11..ln,r-i!,.a llitit
ciaraiiuu iiihuu ut uhc v. 0"-- ......
- I.I ,;. God ! he would oppkc thc nomi-
nWM nf lh,, VU Xational ConCcntion.
Mr. Collins I.ce. an ablc spcaker from thc
city of Baltimore, thcn cntertained thc lare
concourso witti an amusmg anu sarcasiic
The Chair then prcsentcd to thc mccting
Colonel Cockc.of Tcnncssce. who asked whcrc
was that' Whi:; wh&e hcart diil not glow with cn
thusiism at the si-'ht ofthe siicctacle bcfore
Mm. The delegates from evcry State in the Un
ion, said he,have,after a solcmn dclibcralion,dc-
cidcd to prcsent to ttie country loriissuurages
the distinguisbeil hcro of Bucna Vista and the
cmincnt civilian ofthe State of New York,
thefonuerono who first Ucshcd his maidcn
swonl iu tho war of 1812, and the other an
honcst and capable statcsman, who stood hih
in thc atTcctioiis of tbe peoplc of the State of
Xew York, and the whole Union.
Cul. C ockc. madc his pcroration by cxprcss-
ing a hope that thc ctforts ofthe Whigs tf the
L n:on would not ue uiminisucu uniu victory
had pcrchcd upon the Whig banner!
l hc llon. 3lr. Stanton, oi wino, was iiiuu
prcsentcd to the mccting, who, altcr grcat ap-
plause, remarked tliat ne Knew oi no ucucr
wav ol ilclcating iuc ioco rocu uukei u
by si'pporting the nominces ot the hig Con
vcntion. Ilc said tliat ue yvmcncan pcopic
knew intuitively whom to trust; and that they
knew that Zacbary Taylor (applausc) was !
einincntly aud pre'-eminently " onc of thc no
blcst works of God."
Jlr. Stratton, of New .Terscy, said that he
should not fecl at libcrty to trcspass upon thc
timo and attention ot thc mccting, unless tlic
name of General Taylor was put fir.-t in nom-
ination on the battlcfu-ld of Trcnton, New
.Tciev. Mr. Strdtton said that hc was author
ized in behalf of thc cntire dclcgation of
New .Tersey, to say that that state would hcArt
ily respond to thc uomination made this day.
Xvcw .Terscy, said hc, has becn a Whig State
siiu-e 1828. When New York faltcred, New
Jcrey stood firni.
The Cliainnan then introduccd tothe mcct
ing a Green MounUin Boy, A. P. Lyman, of
iMr. Lyman said that hc camc to Philadcl
phia as a'Clay Whig, but hc left it a Taylor
Whig. Ilcdoubtcd not but Mr. Clay wa
thc lirst choicc ofthe Whigs of thc Green
iMountain State: but Vermont is Whig, has
been AVhig, and will always rcmain Whig.
When this nomination rcafhes Vermont, said
Mr. Lyman, it will be cordially supported. -Vermont
knows of no local feeling which will
iliminish her Whis otc. Hc pledsrcd Ver
mont for 10,000 mnioritv, and whatevcr
midit be his charactcr in other rcspects, his
eraeity might be rclicd upon; and the mcct
ing might connt upon Iiisstatcmcnt, and al
tkough no prophct or tl.e son ofa prophct, he
fclt no dnubt but that his prophccy would be
fulfillcd. (Thrcc chcers for the Green Moun
Mr. Lucius H. Chandler.of Boston, thcn fa
vored thc inccting with a singularly cloqucnt
and natriotic spccch, and he was rcceivcd
withloud and rcncwcd applausc.
Thc Chair then prcsentcd to thc meeting
Mr. Alexandcr K. Brown, of Pcnn., who was
ftillowcd bv.Mr. Kieardo, of Louisiana, thc
Hon. X. G. Foster, of Ga., Mr. Whitney, of
Xcw York, the llon. Mr. W ray, ot Uhio, and
Mr. Samiicl Platt, ot Dclawarc. llico scver
al sneakcrs favored thc mcetini withshort and
ncrtinent snccchcs, aud wcrc "rcetcd with
loiid and entlmsiastic applausc.
Washington, Junc 13.
A Krand ratification mcctinp was hcld in the
evcnmg m thc squ.irf ncartlic Lity Hall. Jt was
estimated thatacrowduf twcnty-fivc hundred pcr
sons attendcd. Jlnsic and bonfircs wcre thc ac
companimcuts of tlic occasion.
Nor wcre other cntertainments ofa more intel-
Icrtual charactcr wanting. Spcwhes of great
power, and fiill of cnthutiasm lor thc guou cause.
wcrc dclivcred. No one tliat listcncd but fclt the
nresline of success. AU was hannony and deter-
mination. Among thc spcakcrs were Mcstrs.
Crittciitlcn, 1!. W. TliompFon of Intl, Wm.Dncr
of X. Y., nnd Cul. llaskcll ol renn. mc ccie
liration contirmed ilmost to thc small hours.
TnK Cold WnATiicn AcconKTED roit. The
KortTillc (Md.) .loumal says:
'c havo had alreadv severa days ofcold
northcrlv and westerlv wlnds, owing no doubt to
, L 7.. . . - . r ft 1 l. tl, o ,
JohnVan Bnren said tliat iftlie Bambumere
wcrc not trcatcd widi rcspcct Iit thc Democratic
i onvcmion 'Kiowjor n ary gvics jrom ineona
GEN. TAYLOR'S CHARACTER
A shor: time ngo, the Boston Travellcr eon-
annarentlv wiiiten bv some one well ac
quaintcd with tlie Whig nominee who is
bound to be'Mhe next Presiiient of iliellni-
ted Stnies. From the ncknowledgcd btgli
rcputation of the TraviIIer, its avowed nn
political cliarocter, und the marked cauuon
and strictnees of the editors, wehavc a ngbi
to presume that tbc slatetncnts are froni a
rcypotisiblesource. and entitled to confidence
Gen. Taylor is a man of medium slature,
large frame, with a massive chest and shoul
dere. and ihough not imposing vrhen on the
grcund hc appenrs fluely on horaeback.
From long cxposure to tbe climate of Florida
and the lar South, his complexion is almoet
thc color of mahogany. The same cause
has nlfectcd hiseye sight.and he hasformed
ihehabitofhalf closinghis eyes. He looks,
when nolin conversation, as if he was qutz
ing some one; but when engaged in con
verEaiion. his ey es sparklc. and his face lihtB
up with intelligcnce. Hc is cxceedingly fjs
cinating in social life. Plain and unassu
minginhis appcarancs and manners, here
minds oue efaNew Hamnshire farmer, who
had seen inuch hnrd toil. He is dislinguish-
cd for grc-at common sentc, for modesty in
the uttcranre of his opinions, and ijreat hm
ness in adhering to that whicli he conctives
to bc right. Some ycars ago he was called
to Washington to unrave! some perplexing
matlers in conncction with the Indian Depatt
ment. He displayed such profound knowl
edge of that whole department, he undid the
knotty questionswhh such dexterity, and dis
played such strong common sense and prac
tiwl wisdom, Ihai a burcau. was oflered to
him in that department, hut declined.
His family relations are honorablc Mrs.
Taylor is one of the most elcgant women in
thc anny. And that is grcat praisc ; for some
of thc most clcgant and accompjishcd ladics 5n
the countn- arc unitcd in marriagc to tbe ofli
cers of the army. She is elegant inher per
son and manners; a Iady of bumble, but doci
dcd piety, bcing a mcmber ofthe Episcopal
Church. His son has recently graduatcd from
Yale Collcgc His daughtcr is" distinguishcd
for accompliihments and bcauty. She has de
clined plfers from many odicers of the army,
in obcdience to the desire of her fathcr, who
does not wish to see her marricd to a sol
dier. Gcn. Taylor is not a profano man. Hehas
been accuscd of nrofancncss. Words said to
hac bccn uttered by him on the field of bat
tle, have gone through the Union, but noone
who knows Gen. Taylor bclicvcs such a re
port. Men who bavcbecn wit'ibim inscencs
thc mnst tryitig, undcr circumstanccs the most
provoking, nevcr hcard him utter an oath ; hc
rcfrains, from principle.
Gen. Taylor was two ycars in a fort, as the
commander of 1G00, many of whom were a
mong thc worst of theracc; in that fort swear
ing was as common as plumcs ; the very mor
al scnsc sccmcd to demand an oath as a tcst of
a gcntlcman. Thn cbaplain,who was with Gen.
T. during his whole command, and saw him
under circum3tanees ofthe gTeatcst provoca-
'n. EVs.h? nevcr heard an oath from lus lips.
I'nnciples and practicc m tms rcspcct arc
known to thn whole army.
Gen. Taylor is a stricttcctotaltcr. He con
forms to the customs of the army, and kceps
on bis sideboird cuch liquors as are drank in
the army; bnt he pledges his oflicers only in
cold water. At the cloic ofa narade, it is eti
quettc on the part of the oflicers to eall at
hcadiuarters and pay respect to the Com-mander-in-Chief.
It is etiquctte on the part
of the commander lo allow his oflicers to drink
his hcalth. It has becn Gen- Taylor's custom
for years to pcur out his glass ofcold water,
and drink the health of his stalTin that alone.
When he assumcd the command of fort Jesup,
hc found iutcmpcrancc to be the prcvailing
sin. Whipping, imprisonmcnt and fincs had
becn exliaustcd. It was proposcd to attcmpt
to rcform thc men Gen. Taylor gave thc
chaplain his warm co-opcration by authority
and cxamplc. And all know that in the ar
my, nothing ean be donc without thc aid of
the commander. A change was sccn at
oncc ; and in lcss than two years, morc
than G00 rcfornicd man marchcd iu proccs-
iion witti uadgcs nnd lianners. bomc ot tliem
wtiojoined the army because of their mtcm
perancc, obtaincd their discharge through
Licn. 1 aylor, and returncd home to their fam-
ilics sobcr mcn. Some of them arc in good
business in Boston at this time,
Gen. Taylor is a fricnd to the Sabbath and
to public worship. You cannot iudcc mcn
sevcrely who arc in thc hands of commhtces,
.is ucn. l aylor was at New Orleans a few
months a"0. Br such a rulc J. O. Adams.
Mr. Webster, and othcrs, must be sct downas
cncmics to thc Sabbath. A single act, over
which, as public mcn, they had no control,
must not weigh morc than a long lifc. It is a
common thing for oflicers in the army to take
oxctx-ise on the Sabbath, by walking or ridiug
aflcr public worship. During the whole time
hc was at fort Jcsup, the chaplain savs he nev
cr saw (Jen. Taylor riding forcxercise, nor so
niuch as walking before his quarters. Hc re
ganlcd thc Sabbath as cssential to good order
and inorals, and he threw thcforce of his ex
ample f ully in its favor. He was rcgular and
dovout at public worship. Whcncver the
chaplain prcached, whoever else was absent,
Gen. Taylor was in his placc.
In paliticj, Gen. Taylor is a Whig;so he
has cvcr becn regardcd. Thc ami v is no placc
to disguisc a man's morals his politics or his
rcligion. A thousand or bixtecn hundied
mcn continucd for ycars in a sraall fort, will
Icarn cach othcr's opinions. Opcn and deci
ded, but moderate, Gen. Taylor has always
bccn knowpas a Whig; some of his staffwcre
iiolent politicians, Gen. Twiggs for cxamplc.
Sittin" on a log, or on a camp stool, thc poli
tics ofthe country have been discussed by
ben. I aylor and his oflicers. Both Dcmo-
cratsand higs have reparded him as a
lug. J.he fact that he bore a commiision
would as soon have bccn disputcd as.his posi-
uua in poilllCS. dl'STICE.
The .. Y. Evening Post, (Barnburner,)
says of the nomin.iiion:
" We now look upon llie Prcsidentinlques-
tion as viriually sellled ; General Taylor will
oe in ine 1'residenlinl chair on llie 4ih ol
March.ifheisalive. He will sweep the south
Irom Cnpe May to Key West, and from
Ohio to the llio Grande. Virginia will cive
.ner votce :or 1 aylor as surely as South Ca
olina. Not one of the States, to purchase
ivlioee support thc letter of.Mr. Cass on slave
ry a! writlen, will, in all probability, givc
ine nutnor ot tliat letter a vote lor the Presi
'The great orror ofthe present adminis
Iralion in adopting aud confirming the last
proflisale procccdincs ofiMr. Tvleriiireirard
lo the anncxation of Texas, we think must
now be mamfeEt to Mr. Polk and his cabi
-Even hannnd jus'.ico
Commends the ingredientsof Ihe poisoned
To llicirown lips.
"The precipitate annexation ofTexasnnder
tlic first ofthe resolutions adoptcd by Con-
grcss sciiinasiue nitogcitiertne mild,eaie,
nnd wise alternative proposed by Mr. Ben
ton, and left lo Mr.Polk's discretion, brought
on the war with Mexico; the war with Mex-
l ico brought General Taylor before the public
noticc, garc him his popularity, nnd armcd
nu Biimigui iu vtcumu iiu auminia
Tuesday, June 20, 1848.
FOR VICE PRESIDENT,
OF NEW YORK.
FOR SENATORS Addison Cocsty.
IRA STEWART, of Middlebury,
ZURIEL WALKER, of Eemsburgh.
The Convcntion to nominate Senators for
Addison County, on Wcdnesday last, was ful
Iyattended, and its procecdings wcro charac
terized by tbe usual harmony & good feeling.
Ofthe candidates whose names we placc at
thc hcad of our columns, it would pcrhaps bc
sufficient to say that thc cntire unanimity with
which they were nominatcd by delegates from
all parts ofthe county, is thc bcst evidencc of
their popularity, and fully cntitlcs them to the
confidence of all Whigs. Mr. Stewart served
in the capacity of Scnator during the last tes
sion of the Legislature, to the cntire satisfae
tion of his constituents, and with much credit
to thc county. He will command thc full
Whig vote of "Old Addison," as hcretoforc.
OfMr. Walker, cvcrybody spcaks in the
highest terms of rcspcct and confidence. IIo
is grcatly csteemcd in the northern section of
thc county, whcre he is best known, and will
reccivc a strong support cverywhcre.
,.During thc afternoon sittfng, the CoaTCn-
tion was addressed by several speakers in a
spirited and intcrcsting manner, and cspccial
ly on the Resolutions in rcsponso to the nomi
nations of the Fhiladclphia Convention. A
mong others, Hon. PcterStarrspoke eloquent-
ly ofthe charactor of Gcn. Taylor, and ofthe
nccessity of relinquishing personal preferences
for the sake of Whig principles. He had no
doubt of the honesty of General Taylor's con
stant and lepcatcd avowal that he was a Whig;
and to him, the position in which he was plac-
ed by thc Louisiana Dclegation was cntirely
satisfactory. Vertulon Rich, Esq., a dclcgate
to thc Xational Convention from Ohio,(caiual
Iy prcsent,) was then called for, who spokc at
lcugth in explanation of the course pursued
by the Dclegation from his own State, and of
the procecdings of the Conyention in general.
Although hij preferences had not tieen grati-
ficd, he expresacd his full adhesion to the
nominations, and bclievcd that true Wbigs
cyerywhere would do the same. Mr. Rich's
rcmarks wcre received with hcarty chcers.
Thc fourth resolution, on its first reading,
was grected with spontancous applausc. Thc
name of Henry Clay, whencvcr or howcver
mentioncd, secined to thrill with electrio power
along evcry ncrve ofthe audience,and the reso
lution was ultimatcly passed with enthusiastic
acclamations. We cannot conccal it we
hare no desire to, if we could, that it is it Altn
for tho pcople of Vermont to give up HEN
RY CLAY !
With whatevcr rcluctancc, ncvcrthclesa, wc
have not yet found the true and sferling IVhit
who docs not give in his adhesion and support
to tho Philadclphia nominces. Zachary Tay
lor will rccoive an immensc majonty in Ver
mont next November, but little less, wc think,
than she gave for thc Hcro of Tippccanoc.
Bctwccn ZACHARY TAYLOR and Lewis
c ajj, Vcrmonters see a dteeesck !
The Loco 1'ocos and Libertists of Vermont
are really frantic at thc nomination of Old
Rough and Rcady. On the whole, we believe
it is the general impression of our opponents
in this rcgion that it is perfect folly for Lewis
Cas3 to undertake to run at all and that he
otight at oncc to withdraw from the Canvass.
Wc do not believe an intclligent Loco Foco
in the Unitcd States has now the remotert cx-
pectation of electing thcirtickot. According-
ly, thc organs of our opponents in this State,
after cndorsing the nomination of amanpledg
cd to dcfcat thc Wilmot Pioviso, and in favor
of extending Slave Territory to the utmost,
arc now absolutely rai-ing, to Gnd themselves
headcd so efl'ectually by Oli Zack !
The Editor of the Vermont Palriot, as was
to be expcctcd, scts about abusing Gcn. Taylor,
in his characterittic manner. Wo aro veryglad
of this. We have already learned that the
l'atrmt is to be, throughout the coming cam
paign, that same old Age elongated, and notli
ing clso. In fact, the Major is in hb elemcnt,
again, and his eflbrts will doubtless be attend
ed with the same happy results as in 1810.
"Well, this is a grcat country 1 ejaculates
thc Major. N0 doubt of that, certainly and
some portioas of it "come rathcr high," too,
though Unclc Sam is doubtless able to pay.
l ne hig party that has opposed and do
nounccd thc War, nominate for Presidcnt the
very man who began it; at whose initigation
the army was movcd to Corpus Christi." An
unqualified falsehood as we lav already
shown, quoting the documents. Jsext we are
told that Gcn. Tajlor is "a man -who makes a
business of training slaTes for the markct."
We challenge Major Eastman or any body else
tofurnish the vagutst shadow of proof to sus
tiin the assertion. The Patriot states tbat Gen.
Taylor "says he doej not know enough of pol
itics to vote !" That is your kind, Major but
you have-out-Scorpioncd Scorpion, this timc
Follow up in that stylc through the campaign,
and you will do the business. "Tho Whig
party that sung blood-hound songs in io-iv,
have nominatcd tbe Yery man that introduccd
that breed of Whigs into Florida." Which
is ofa piece with the falsehood last quoted
The Loco Focos, howcver, have nominatcd
the Tcry man who got the country into the
Flonda War pcrhaps Aat U .what the Major
was thinking of. "The Whig party, that has
dcnounced tho South for years, has been
crushcd andcxtinguishcd by the South." Oh,
has it! We thought Major Eastman would
have thn credit of doing that. And, by the
way, what is the Patriot now firing at? "A
little more grape" (don't say, Major, tliat
Gen. Taylor askcd Capt.Bragg for tn'ne, at thc
battle of Bucna Vista, wUl you?) here it
comcs. "The Whig party, that has cried
aloud about Fiee Territory, ha3 twice kickcd
Free Territory resolutions out of their Conven
tion ; and the great Whig party, who claim
all the principles in the world, have, finally, in
full and solemn National Convention assem
bled, abandoned all principle, and adjourncd
to gointoa general bear-fight, instcad ofa
party contest T Yes, the "great Whig Par
ty," after being "crushcl and extinguished by
the South, abandoned all principle," and ad-
journed P' Most sad catastropho : Nowit is
ifact that one member of the Convcntion in
troduccd "Frce Territory resolutions" at a
time trien another question tcas pending, and
that they werc, of course, ruled to be out of
order. How far this fact warrants thc dccent.
dignificd and pompous sentcnce we have just
quotcd, let thc rcader judge. And now we
rcspectfully submit, to any sobcr and consider
ato person under the sun, whcthcr Major
Eastman should not be the very last person to
mention Slarergjin conncction with tho candi
dates for the Prosidency, unless absolutely
forced to do so ? Gcn. Taylor is known to be
opposed to the cxtcnsion of Slavery, and Lew
is Cass is known to be its sworn advocate; and
if the universal Whig Party has bccn dissolvcd
by its own spontancous act of nominating a
Southern man, tchat shall we say of thc jiarty
that have nominatcd a Michijan dovgh-face'i
That is a simplc question but we will not
press the answer. It might not be perfectly
convenient, just now.
Finally, after pretending to make out that
the Whig party is sundcred ir.to fragments, it
urges all old Dcmocrats (JcfTcrsonians, thosc
who wcnt for tho 'Ordinance of '87,') to leavc
their party, (this party that was first 'crushcd
and extinguished by the South,' and again by
Major Eastman, here atthc North,) and go in
for Lewis Cass. Dear Patriot, give tis an op
portunity to think of it.
LIBEUTY PARTY FEKMENTIXG.
a During the past week," says the Green Moun
tain Freanan, " onr political circles have been tkroicn
into so little FBRMENT, by the reception of the
lntclligence that the Whig National Convention
has rcsultcdff?) in the nomination of Gcn.
ZACHARY TAYLOR, of Lonisiana, for Proi
dcnt, and Millard Filtlmoke, of New York,
for Vice Prcslcnt.' Very well, we arc glad to
see that thc leaven is u-oriing. We trust our B small
beer" friends will bc altogcther improvcd by the
operation or thc papcr which is their organ, to
say the Ieast. The i'reeman has never bcfore giv
en vent to such an amount of frotli and filth ai on
the prcscnt occasion. Wo ardcntly hope it may
not ceasc ferraenting for some time to come.
Thc ni'n't of the Age, a papcr which, on
commencing its prcsent volume, informed its
patrons that it made "little diflcrcncc whethcr a
man was a Christian or nn Infitlel, a Whig or a
Loco Foco human nater was human nater ( words
to that cffcct,) finds fault witli Gen. Taylor, be
cause he avows that if clcctcd Chief ilagistratc,
hc will bc Presidcnt of thc country and not of
a party ! Jamcs K. Polk made believe he ti ould do
that very thing hirasclf and hii grcat fault has
becn that hc did n't tnj to kecp his promisc.
Lewis Cass Kis Mis
In 183G, Mr. Cass was sent as a Ministcr to
the Court of Louis Philippe a post he occu
picd for thc next six ycars. Iu this capacity,
also, he evinced the samescrvilc and cnntcmpi
ible fawning to the recently electcd, butfaith
less and selfish monarch of France, that had
characterizcd all his doings in tho War De
partment, and all his relations to Gcn. .Tack
son. Hc, in fact, bccamc the opcn and cx
travagant culogist ofthe charactcr and policy
of Louis Philippe, and a shameless dcfamcr of
of all the Democratic porlion ofthe Frcnch
nation. The evidencc of this statcment is
plain and palpable in a work publishcd in tbis
country, ("'l he King and Court of France,")
made up of papers originaily contnbuted by
Mr. Cass to the Democratic Review. The
whole drift ofthe book is unqualified eulogy
of tbe course of thisaspiring and perjured dcs
pot, and of sharp rcbuko against tho party
cvcn at that time formidable which has sincc
deposed Louis Philippe, and proclaimcd a
To the manifold and Iamcntable inconsistcn
cics ofthe man, is now added an attcmpt to
laud the Dcmocrats of France, and to convcy
an impression of his warm sympalhy in their
move-mentsl The roason of thisis manifest.
The party lately so abuscd and vilifiedhas be-
in this country; and with Mr. Cass all idcasofj
consistcncy and coneciencc, in political aflairs, :
wcre long ago repudiatcd. . (
Our opponents spcakboastinglyof hiscfTorts ,
todefcat thoQuintuple League-but, in the i
r i ii r. j-j fl . j i
first place, all that be did in that rcgard, was
altogether a usurpation of power, and mani
festly an ofljcious intermcddling with matters
in rcspcct to which hc had no right to iutcrfere.
In doing so, he called down upon him thc in
dignation ofthe British Governmcnt sosevere
ly, that he fecls moved to pcrpctual animosi
ty and rovcnge against that government.
This is probably the key to Ms whole Oregon
movcment, and to his apparently ccttled de
tcrmination io -ute every efibrt lo embroil his
country in a contest with that powerful nation
Ithas been confidently predicted Tiy men
whofojneans of judgment aro quile sufficient,
that.ifelected President, Lewis Cass, pursn
ing in the fooUteps of his predecessor, will con
trive to involve us in a War with Great Brit
ain, at the earliest moment. But happily, his
defeat is sure.
Uy Thc Boston Courierol Thursday has a call
for a Ratification Mccting at Fancuil Hall, on thc
evening of the 16th inst,signcd by about 1500
namcs. The peatopposiiion to tiePhUadelpl.ia
nummcw nituwtnuiwiua, m ir?i'cci iu nuit.11
onr opponents have tricd to be very eloquent,
" grows smaller by degrees and beautifully less."
" The Old Hero "'is the name of a new cam
paign psper issued from thcArocricen CSEce,
Manchester N. U.devoted to the advocacy of
theclaimsof Tavlcrand Fillmore. Succcss to this
Coxor.Ess. We find nothing in the doings of
Congrtss for the last two wccks, in which our
rcaders will be particularly intcrcsted, except the
tesolution of Mr. Ashmun for a final adjourn-
mcnt on the 27th of July hich ha passed the
IIor will tou votcJ! For Zachary Tay
lor, and a limitation of Slavery, or for Lewis Cass
and Slavery Extension ? For Zachary Taylor
and Protection to Home Industry, or for Lewis
Cass, and Free Trade 1 For Zachary Taylor, and
thc Improvement of Harbors and River X'aviga
tion.or for Lewis Cass, and usnag3andsawycrs"?
For Zachary Taylor, and a wholcsome use of the
vcto-power, or for Lewis Cass, and Executive U
surpation? For Zachary Taylor, and pcaccful
pursuits at home, or forLcwis Cass, and War and
Conquest ? For Zachary Taylor, the honcst
patriot, or for Lewis Cass, the trnckling dema
gogue ? You may think of some other mani
whose election you would prefertoeitherof these
candidates. Have you thc slightest hope that thc
man you on the whole would prefer, can now be
electcdl If not, we ask you not to sarrificc
your conscicnce to cxpediency, but to considcr
scriously whcther, after all, you ought not to vote
the Whig Ticket, and sacrifice personal partiality
to the national rood.
'Those who have the best opportunity for
Iearning Gcn. Taylor's scntimcnts say that hc
opposed to the annexa
tion of Texas, and is op
posed to the annexation
We are assurcd by gentlcmcn who werc
much with Gcn. Taylor, (oue of whom is not
a Whig) during the discussion of thn Wilmot
Proviso, that hc opcnly, trankly anu Irecly a
opposed to any exten
sion of Slave Territory.
And such wo believe to bc the fact.' fi-
nu Evening Journal, (August last.)
100 Gons for. Slavkry! The Loco Fo
cos ofthU cily prnposo to fire 100 guns this
cveningto ratify the nomination of Gen. Cass
and the extension ol liupiati slavery. Uon
der if it istliose conscienlious gentlcmcn who
circulated and signed netitions, a fciv vcnrt
sincc, against llie annexation ol'Tcxns wlio
have nlten deiiouncett Oen. Lass lorn
bandoninslhc Wilmot Proviso. and goingo-
ver, bod and soul. Io 6lavery those wlio.
"whenever and vhcrevcr they have spoken
on thc .nilijecl ot unncxntion, nnd the c.xicii
sion ol slavery, have opcnly opposed" Gcn
Cass and moreespccinlly sincc lhc publicn
linn of IiU Hannegiin letter 'wuollt pis-
semting from its vibwh" have long since
nhatidoncd him, and givcn Ihetr "support lo
Mr. Van Buren." or some other tlian tlns
crcat demagoue. It is expcctcd thnl nll
thosc who wish to bc consiJcred 'in'lliin llie
pale," will join nnd lake part iu thc nuplinls
this cvcniiiir. Scveral speccliea arc expcct
cd, nnd several feats ol grotind nnd lnfty
tumbling will be prrformed Ihe whole to
conclude wilh k grand patilomine, rcpresen
ting the divorce of principles ar.dconsricnrc,
and n general scramblc for the spoilt. I)c
troit D. Adv., 9.
The Philadclphia North Amoriran thus
graphically and truly siims up thc charactcr
of lhc supple lool and cringiup demagoguc
whom lhc Loco Foco party, or the dough
faccd wingof it, has placd iu nomination fur
thc nflicc of Presidcnt :
Of Gcn. Cass we shall in due timo have
somcthing to say. For thc prcsent il is c-
nougli lor us to know tliat by nll ihe wlugs.
and by many, very many, of his own party,
his nominntion is regnrded as lhc ccrtnin
precursor of his downlnll. A parnsitc of
royalty ahrnitd n dcmagogue at home : a
fcderulist in his y.iuth ; a jacohiu in his ngc:
a blusterer m words ; a rcncgade in ilceihi;
smonlh lipped nndfiilsc hcarted ; sccking bv
all sorts of inclinaiiomo gain unworthy ends;
wilh :heee nnd similnr charactcristirs known
tn the American pcopic, it is impossible iliiit
they can fitil to stamp upon him their mark
ed and signal ni&approualion.
For The Galary.
TIIK BEST FAKM.
Mr. Kpitob. By an oversight of the mana
pcrs ol the Ad. Co.'Ag. Sotietv at their Marrh
-Mccimr, tne ronditions on whicli prcmiums arc
to be awardcd on Farras, wcic not dccidcd upon.
They were as followc :
"In awarding prcmimns on farms rccard will
be had to the gcncral managcmcnt ofthe farms.
thc expcnscs of condurting thesanic, thc amount
of producc, and the relalive rondition ofthe farm
at thc rommcnccmcnt and at thc closc of the ycar.
togcther with the condition ofthe snmc, to fai as
known. two years prcviuus . Thc prcfercncc will
be givcn to thc mot cconomical and protitable
mode of farmmg, or that whicli comlnnes the larg
cst nett profit pcr ccntnm from thc capitul invcs
ted with tbc greatcst improvement in the fcrtilily
of thc soil and the general rondition of the
"Allapplications for prcniiutns on farms mustbc
made in writinir addrcsted to theSccrctarv ofthe
! Society and left at his'office, on or before the 1st
day ol july.
Vergennes, June 1G, 1648.
FOR L VKE GEORCE.
Mn. Editok: Atalatc visit South, I mot
a gectlcman who had oncc made our villagc
a stopping point in his route ovcr the moun-
ta!n' lrpm lke George, and who complaincd
-T t ,A- X S" P S ..
hore-ham. I toldhim the thing was bcttcr now,
and if ho would
come to see us asain, he
could rely on
Middlebury, June 19
GEN. CASS'S CIIICAGO LETTER.
There is a general desire, now that Gen. Cass
is nominated, to see his letter to the Chieago Con
vention. It is subjoined ; and its perusal will ex
citeasmuch contempt araongthcPeople as it did
at the Convention, whereit was received with his
ses and derision ;
Detroit, May 29th, 1847.
Dear Sir I am obliged to yon for yonr kind
attention in transmitting me an,inviution to at
tend the Convention on Internal Improvement,
which willmcet in Chieago in July. Circumstan
res, however, will put it outof my power to bc
present at that time.
I am. dear sir, rcspectfully yours,
W. L. miting, Esq. LEWIS CASS.
rSTThc New York Globe is out opcnly in !
favor of Taylor against Cass. " j
ADDISON COUNTY WHIG CONVTN
r i! i r i tt
j Wedntsday, the 14th inst., at 10 o'clock A.
M., according to- previou3 noticc, and wss
called to order by-G.W. Grandey, Esq., cf
Vergennes, Chairman of he County Conimit
tce. On motion, Hon. Horatio Scymour was
appointed President, pro tem., and Joseph H.
Barrett, Secretary,ro tem.
On motion of Mr. Grandey, a committce of
seven was appointed by thc Chair, to nomi
nate ofEcers for the permanent organization.
ofthe Convcntion. Thc ibllowing pcrsons
George W. Grandey, Esq., of Vergennes,
Hon Peter Starr, of Middlebury,
Hon. Harvey Munsill, of Bristol,
Harry Ilale, Esq., of Orwell,
Col. Royal Flint, of Hancock.
On motion of Judge Rich, (modifiedon sug
gestion of Mr. Burroughs, who proposed that
the Committce consist otthrec from cach town,
instead of ttco, ) the delegates-from each town
designated threc of their number, to act as a
Committce for prcsenting to the Convention
suitable candidates for County Senators.
On motion of Ozias Seymour, Esq., the
Chair appointed thc following Commitlec on
Hon. Davis Rich, of Shoreham,
Hon. Villc Lawrcnce, of Vergennes,
Ozias Scymour, of Middlebury,
David Chambers, of Addison,
Joscph II. Barrett, of Middlebury.
Votcd, tbat cach of said Committces icport
at thc afternoon Scssion. Adjourncd ti!l
1 l-2o'clock, 1'. M.
Convention asscinbled at thc ajipo'ntcl
hour. Mr. Grandey, Chairman ofthe Com-
. mittcc appointed to nominate oflicers of the
Convention, prescntcd tbe following rcjtort :
HON. HORATIO SEYMOUR, of
fTIoX. J. II. CllITTrXPEN-,
Ho.v. Hap.vky Mrxsu.L,
For Vice Presi- Hox. David H7.ari,
drnts. I of Fcrnsburgh,
Coi- Royai. Flix r.
Josi:rii II. w:nETTr
1 E. W. Bi.aisii:i.i", Jr.,
Tlic rcport was acccjitcd, and the pcrsons
nominatcd wcrc uiianimoiisly chocn.
Kcnt Wright, l-'sq., from the Con
mittcc appointed to present candidates ii.r
Senators ofAddi;on County, roj ortt d tLe
115A STEWART, of Mnj.Li:r.rr.r.
ZUB1EL WALKER, or Fi:kbii.li:..ii.
Thc rcport was srrcptcil.aud thc gfntlfiiwn -o
designated wcrc dct-Urcddiily nmniiianil.
Ozias Scymour, Esq, from thc Cumuiittec on
Rcsolnlion. rcportcd the fullowinp:
M'herras, Unity of action thronghoiit tlir Wln
party of tho Union is cssential to the triini'ph t"
Whig mcasnrcs, and wc believe a Nntionnl '"
vcntion to bc thc most suitaMe mcans for dci-itl
iiig;iipon hat CamUdati llio cflbrlj of llie piirty,
in tlic vnrious scctions ofthe ciuiiittr.ftiall bei-bn-ccntratcd.and
xrhrins. cvery State fairly rcprc
scntcd in sncli Convcntion, docs, by thc very m-t
of scnding dclcgatcs, virtually plcdgc itclf tom -
ccpt thc nomination thcrein mailc ; and Vermont
haviiipbcen so rcprcscutcd in the Whig National
Convcntion hcld at Philadclphia OU the 7th
Jletolnd, Thatwc will givc our hearty support
to tbc nominces of thc late Philadclphia Coiivtn
Hesotvcd, Thatwc cntcrtain grcat ronfiilcwc
in thc ability, firmncss, and intcgrity of Zacii n:r
T.Tl.on,and in hi attarhincut to thc grcat i'nn
ciples of thc Whig party, and tclicvc tho admiii
istration of thc Governmcnt will bc safc in lnt
hands, and that hc is wortby of our strentious s iq.
Iitsotrtd, That in lhc support of Millakh Fii r
moee for lhc Virc l'rcsidcncy, a Whig tricd aud
true, wc fecl an cntire conlidcucc that, in tbe
succcss i f our tiikct, wc shall not, for thc m l
fuur ycars, at any timc bc w itlinut a dcridcd aml
nncquivocating Whig Adinini-tration.
I'esolved, That thc Ihanks of tliU Convcntion
arc due, and are Iicrcby ronliiilly j;ivcn, to that
portion of our DcIeKation who took a finn nii'l
untlincffinp stand for 1Ilm;t C'ijiy our own
Jint choicc thc pcoplc's faorite thc countrv's
Iong-tricd and fjithful scrvant a mamhoscnaino
siiccccding gcncrations will evcr rcvcrcncc, and
whose serviccs nill bc writtcn on thc lirighti t
p.igc of llistory.
Heso!vtd, That we adhcrc with unwarcrin
firmncss to the grcat principles of the Wilmot
Proviso; that we will cvcr boldly and dccidedlv
lift our voicc against the extension of Slavery tn.
to territory now frce: that in thc avowal ofZA- it
art Tatlou that he is opposed to any cxkii
sion of territory whatevcr, and in his plcdge :
veto no act of Congrcss not plainly nncon.-'tr i
tional, or haslily passed, we see a clcar ground o'
prcfcrence oi er the candidate ofour opponcnt5
who i plcdgcd to vcto any act cxcluding Slav
ryfrom frce territory that in short, Gcn. Taylor
is virtually plcdgcd against thc extension of Slave
ry, while Lewis Cass is positivcly plcdgcd to vcto
any bill limiling such extension.
Btsolved, That thc grcat American Systera w
Protection, of which Henry Clay was the fith'r
and always the steadfast supportcr,i3 a settlcd prin
ciple of Whig policy ; that the Tarifl-of '42, wlulo
in operation, provcd itself worthy of bcing permi
ncnlly adoptcd ainong our national laws, and that
its rcpcal, and thc adoption ofthe TarirT of'l';
did trnly, as the reccnt Loco Foco Convcnti"n
at Baltimore unanimoasly dcclared.givc a dci'l
cd "impulse to the cause of Free Trade."
Resolved, That thc doctrines of Free TraJe
are, in the prcsent state of commercc, cntirely fal-
lacious, and are but argumcnts in disguisc to
bring down thc free labor ofthe North to the lcve!
of the paupcr labor of Enropc and of thc Slavci
at thc South ; and that, in order to obtain the fu!
lcst mcasure of protection, thc nation requirc a
TarirT soadjtisicd that the duu'esmaybo adcqnaf
to the current expcnses of the Governmcnt, ani
so arranged by discrimination as to givo a prcf
ercncc in markct to all tht articles of our oa
growth and manufacture.
Resolved, That we reeognizc in the Constira
tion tho power of Congres3 to mako appropra
tions for ImprovemcnU in our Harbors and Bi''
ers so nccessary to tho prosperity of our Intera
al Commerce and thatwc bc'.ieve such Internal
Improvements can nevcr bc madc, trUhan; o'H' T