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AID ADDISON COUNTY DIMOCRAT.
BY H. BELL.
MIDDLEBURY, VT. MAY 18, 1841.
VOL. 6, NO. 2.
The People'p Press m printed in the Brick
Building JYorth endof theBndge, ly
ly whom all orders for prinling Books, Pamphleh,
BilU. Cards, Sre.,pf every descriplion,xeUl be neatly
andfashionabhj exeeuted, al short notice.
TERMS OF THE SIXTH VOLUME.
Ylllajre tubscrlberi, ......
alail subscribers, ......
lndlTlduata and Companles wbo lake at tht offlct,
orl,50 cenu if patdln six maattu.
Compaoles on stage routca, .
or 1,50 lrpald iu tx monlhi.
Tbose wbo uke of p oitrid-r-, ...
Companle- and ladjviduals ofT the routo
or 1.50. if nald in sii montln.
Ko papers discoiitiuued unul arrearagca are pal d, except at the
option of the proprietor. No payinent- to Carriers allowed ex.
ceptordered by the proprietor.
All communicaUons mustbe addrrsaed to the edJtor I'oit PilD.
Vergennes & Troy Line.
rjnHIS linc nfBoats will resume busincss at
the opening of navicration. leavin" Ver
K'nnes every Tuesday and Saturday morning at
7 o'clock. towed bv' steamer McDnnoush to
Whiiehall, arriving ai Troy the 3d day leaves
Troy Wedncsdays and Saiurdays at 2 o'clock
P .M., arnving at Vergennes on Tuesday and
Saturday mnniings. Freighl for the South
must be on board tlie fre part of the day previ-
ous. Al iry ireights will be tahenup to the
hour of lcaviu;. For fnrther particuars inquire
of 11. CMAPMAN and )
M. D. HALL, 5 Vergennes,
H. S. OSBON', Asent. Troy Ofiice Nn. :51
River St., over I. H. Hooker's Toiv-boat Office,
4th duor up Ktairs.
N. B. The propre'ors of the above Line re
inectfully solicil a conlinuance of patronage, and
pledire themselves to fi-rwar.l freightentrusted to
their care wilh promptness and despatch, having
every necesary facility,as usuaL
.Ipril, 1841. 4S,6m.
VERGENNES &, BUFFALO
THE CANAL PACKET
CAPT. M. T. DAVIS, will ccrninenee her tripi
on Ihe 27ih of April. between this city and Buf
falo, Running Nicht and Day, as follona :
I, I.EAVES BUFFI.O,
27 May 7
25 Junc 4
22 Juhj 2
10 August- 20
7 Scptembcr 17
2 Oclober 12
26 Jfnvcmbsr 5
Through ihe 8tf Day.
Thi PacVet has been tboroughly repaired, and i
now in firjt rat order for
Frcieht and Passengers.
Will ieave Vergennes at 7 o'clock in the morTiing,
toweu by the bteamer MrDonough. treight must
be on boarJ the day previous. Pas-engers, particu
lailv from Vermont, tliose movine or viaitim; their
friend, lo and frrt! will almost alvvaya find snme go
Isg inlo their iinmediate neigliliorhood, thcreby mak
ing Ihe trip raore agreeable. Every attention will be
paid to Paengers, wilh, or without board, by a
carefnrCaf tain an.l crew, who will endeavor to give
eaiisfaclicn. For furthei particulari, inquire of the
captain on boarJ, orof
R. CHAPMANT, Vtrztnw.
or JOY & WEBSTEtt, Bufftlo.
March 25,1841. 49;6m.
BASS & DOUBLE BASS
ABRAHAM PRESCOTT, would respect
ful!y ir.form a 1 persnns intcrested in the
tcienee of music, tl.at lie continues to manufac
t:irc at Concord K. H , BASS & D. BASS.VI
OLS of a very suputiorquality, and having ob
la ned ihe firsi Premiums that has ever been
awarded t'i an American manufaiuurcr ol such
inilr'jmcr.tsntlliecrfat FatVa of the American
lnstitute in New Yoik City, at the great Fair of
the Mechanic's Asociation in Hoslon, aau at the
Fairof ihe Mechanics Charitable Association in
P.iriland, Maine: he now not only tenders his
ihanks to his friends and patrons forpast favors,
but pledges himselfto Religious Societie.i, rnusi
eal associations and individuals who raay wish
o purchase, that no rcasonable eff'irts shall be
wantincr on his part, to enable hirn to meet their
orders in the tnost prorapt andsatisfactory rnan
ner, that he may still reiain their confidcnce.and
nicrit a continuance of Ihe liberal patronage he
has for many years enjoyed.
He also keeps an extensive assortrnent of
of the best quality, which he offers for saleon the
most reasonable terms, atuong which are
Melodio.ns and Skraphines,
whicb are much ad.uired for sweetness oftone,
and well adapted lo par'or or r.hurcli music.
Music schools, militaiybands,or individuals,
can Lc supplied wiih brassand otherinstrume"ts
of any descriptijn, as chcap or cheaper than they
can iiurcbase in ihe city of Boston.
Also, Violin, Bass and Double Bass Ybl
Strings, B.jws, Bridges, Patem Heads, Tuning
Forks and Pipes, Instruciion Books, Clarionett
ReeJs and mouth Pieces, Umbrellas, Parasols,
ivalUing Canes, &c. &c. &c.
Orders wi!l be Rraiefully received, and Ins tu
ments sent by Stage at the risk of the manulac
turer, and if not satialactory, may be excnan:ed.
Musical inslruments and Umbrellas, repatred
as usual. Please call at his new rausic Store, a
few doors south of the Eagle CofTee House.
Concord, N. H. March 2, 1 841. 44:3m
Doz, just received and for a!o by
doz. or lirjgle, by
Jan. 12, 1841.
ORGAN & PIANO FORTE
IJHURCH and Parlor Organs, and Piano
Fortes luned and repaired at short notice.
Ord ers from abroad, tbanklully received and
punctually aitended to.
I. T. PACKARD.
Middlebury, March 16, 1841. 45;lf
ABOUT Ihe 9th of February, betwecn
Smith's tavern in Ripton, and the rest
denco of the subscriber in New Haven,a brown
B O A,
Whoever may have found it, and will leavo it
at the officc of tho People's Press, shall be suif
New Haven, March 20, 1841. 46. -if.
rTnilE two story brick house one door east of
the new Metliodm meeting house, wtth the
lot and a good barn onjtlie same. Also, about
fourleen acres of l.md, on ihe north side of ihe
Village, on Jhe stagcroadleading loNewhaven.
Thnse wishing to purchase, are inviled to call
and cxamine for themselves. The above prop
ert will be sold together orseperate to suit the
purcbaser. CLARK FOOT.
Middlebury, March 9, 1841, 44:tf
WOOL & PELTS.
THE subscribers will exchange for vrool or
Grey Cloths, Cassimercs or Sati-
also willpay cash for good Fleece Yool at the
vvoolen tactory, south cnd of the bndge where
they receive wool to manufacture as usual. All
orders enuusted to them will be exeeuted with
promptness and fideliiy.
UAVEPirURT &, TUIINER.
Middlebury, Dec. 1; 1340.
THE subscribers having mado such arrange
ments ihe past season as wili enable ti cm
lo furnish goods in their line at prices consider-
ably lower than formerly, beg Ieave to suggcst
lo their friends and the merchants pcncrally
through Vermont and norlhern New York, the
very Rteat advantage that will accrue to them
from buying their
EARTHEM. CHIMA AMD GLASS-WARE.
atlhe head ofsteam navigaiionon the Hudson.
Among thctr assortmentj may befouud ihe fol.
Light Blue, Bourbon, Sprig, Dove,
Pink, Paris White and White
Granite, Dining, Tea and
and Bourbon tsuris
Granite, Dining, 'J ea and
Breakfast Ware. Blue and
Bourborn Sprig Gran Toilet Ware.
Common and Fancy China
Tea Sets. Cut, Pressed,
together with a very extensive supply of com
mon Ware, all of which they will be prcpared,
on the opening of navigation, to sell on the
most reasonable terms- Give us a call nolh
ing charged for being atlentive.
A. SI.ASON & CO.
165 River Street.Troy, March, 1841.
THE Custom Cards are now in readiness for
business, and those who want ROLL
shall be well accommodatod if they will pay the
Httle bills on the receipt of the rolls, which we
must ask in all cases, unless the cliarge can be
made in connection wilh chargea for other
work of larger nmount.
Also CLOTH DRESSING done as usual
A. SPALDING& CO.
. Middlubury, May 1, 1840. 52;tf
CLOTHS, Cassimeres, Vestings, Gam.
broons, Dalmatia cloths, Cashmeretts,
Trimmings &c. just received ct Bibge's.
THE subscriber having opcncd a ledge
afewrods outoftho village of Mid
dlebury, gives notice that-bc will furnish all
kinds cf Building Slone, on the most rca
sonable terms. The slone is of a superior
quality for flagging orunderpinning, and may
be obtaincd of any size or f-hape. Those
who wish to buy, will do well to call and ex
N. B. All callsin his line, as a MAgON,
will be promptly aitended to.
Middlebury Jan. 26, 1841. 37;4m.
WOOLEN, Cotton andstairCarpeting,
Mattings, Rugi Sec. et Bmra's.
BY M. W. W1LL13.
I love tby rocky shores and wild !
When I tvas but a trembling child
I loved to climb thy cwggy bills
And wander by thy murmuring rills.
I love thy lofiy mountain topj,
Thy chryi-tal snows and pearly drops
Tliat xparklein the sun-Hsht's gleam -And
glitter by the pale moon's beam.
Ilove-thy tiver's mossy bank,
Thy vcrdent fields and mcadows dank,
And, oh! my soul with freedom thrills,
Vhilst I niuse on thy sloping hills.
I love thy seas, and foaroy wave,
That breah oer rocky beack, and lavo
Thy bcetling clifTs and sea girt coast,
A firm defence for Freedom's host.
1 love thy daughters, passing fair,
Their virtues pure and graces rare;
Whose kindling eye and wonls combine,
To ratse the soul, the heartjefine.
I love thy sons, brought up totoil,
Who own and grace their uatalsuil;
Whose faihers' arms and heaving breast,
So proudly broke the tyrant's crest;
And once again breathed full and ftve
The sweetesl air of Liberty.
Hope of the great and noble frce,
Sweet freedom loves to dwell with thec;
She loves thy hardy, manly race,
Whos2 mighty snula would notdisgrace
Their country's hope, or ireedom's fiame,
Whose halo gilds her dcathlesj name.
JOHN RANDOLPH OF ROANOKE.
From a tolume of sTietdies voie preparinzfor the
t - ii. e u- . J
Great nita to madns nearljr are alllcd.'
I remcmber some vcars since to havo seen
John Randolph in Baltimore. I had frequently
read anu hcard descriptions ot lum, and one
day, as I was slandtng in Aarket now Balti
more strect, 1 rcmarkcd a tall, llnn, umque-
looking being hurrying toward mo with a quick
impatient slep, evidently mucli annoycd by a
crowd of boys who wcro following close to
his hccls, not in the obstreperous mirth wilh
which they would have foilowed a crazy or a
drunkcn man, or nn organ.grindcr and his
monkey, but in the stlcnt, cunous wondcr with
which they would have haunted a Chincsc be
decked in full costume. 1 instantly knew the
ndividual to be Randolph from the descrip.
tions. 1 iherelorc advanccd toward lum that 1
might makc a full observaiion of his person
without violaling the rulcs of courtcsy in stop
ping to gaze al him. As he approanhcd, he
occasionally turncd toward ihe boys with an
gry glancc, but without saying any thing, and
then hurricd on as if to outstrip them, but it
would not do. They foilowed close behind
the orator, each one observing him so iniently
that he said nothing to his companions. Just
before I met him he stopped a Mr. C , a
cashier of one of the banks, said to be as odd
a fish as John himself. I Ioilered into a store
close by, and, unnoticed. rcmarkcd the Iloan.
oke orator fora considerablo time, and really
hc was the strancest looking being 1 ever be.
His long thin lcgs, about as thick as a strong
walking cane, and of much such a shope.were
encascd in a pair of tight small clothes, so
light ihat they seemed part and parcel of the
limbs of the wearer. Handsome white stock
ings were fastcned with great lidiness al the
knecs bv a small gold buckle, and over them.
coming about half way up the calf, were a pair
of what, 1 bchevc, aro called hose, coarsc and
country knit. Jiewore shoes- iney were
old fashioned, and fastened also with bucklcs
huge ones. He trod like an (ndian, without
turning his tocs out, but planking them down
straighl ahead. It was the fashion in those
days to wear a fan-tailed coat, with a small
collar, and buttons fr apart bcbind, and a few
onthe breast. Mr. Randolph s were the re
verse of ntl this, and, instcad of his coat being
fan-tailed, it wos what. we believe, the knights
of the needle call swallow.lailed; the collar was
i.'nmensoly large, the buttons behind were in
kissing proximity, and they sat together as
close on the breast of tho garment as the fea
tures at a crowded pubhc fcstival. His waist
was rcmarkably slender; so slendei that, as he
stood with his arms akirr.bo, he cculd casily, as
I thought, wilh his long fingers have spanned
it. Around him his coat, which was very
tight, was held togetbe'.by one butlon, and, in
consequcr.ee, an inch of,.nore oftapc.to which
it was attached, was percepiible where it was
pulled through the clolh. About his neck he
wore a large white cravat, in which his chin
was occasionally buried ashcmoved his head
in conversation; no shirt collar was percepii
ble; every other person seemed to pride himself
upon the size of his as they were then worn
large. Mr. Randolph'5complexion was pre
cisely that of a mcmmy, withered, saffron, dry
and bloodless; you could not have "placed a
pin's point on his face where you would not
have touched a wrinkle. His lips were thin;
compressed, and colorless, the chin beardless
as a boy's was broad for the-size of bis face,
which was small; his nos was Btnught, with
nothing rematkable in it, cxcept it was pcr
haps tno short. He wore a fur cap, which he
took ofT, standing a few moments uncovered.
I observed that his head was quite small; a
charactcristic which is said to have marked
many men of talent, Byron and Chief Justice
Marshall, for instance. r
Judge Buinet, of Cincinna,ti, who has been
alikc distinguished at the bar, on the bench,
and in the Unitcd Sates Sonate, and whom l
have heard no less a judge and possessor of
talent than Mr. Hammond, of the Gazette,
say, was the clearest and most impressive
speaker he ever heard, has also a very small
head. Mr. Randoph's hair was remarkably
finc fine as an infant's. and thin. Jt was
veiy long, nnd was parted with great care on
the top of his head, and was ticd behind wilh a
bit of black riband about thrcc inches from his
neck; the whole of it formed a queuc not thick
er than the little fingerof a delicate girl.
His forehead was low, with no bumpology a
bout it; but his eye, though sunken, was most
brilliant and stariling in its glance. It was
not an eye ol profound, but of impulsivo and
passtonate thought, with an cxpre&sion at times
such as physicians describe to be that of insan
ity, but an insanity which seemed to quicken,
not deslroy, intellectual acuteness. I never
boheldan eye that struck me more. It pos
scssed a spccies of fascinalion, such as would
make you wonder over the character of its
possessor, without finding any clue in your
wondcrment to discovcr it, e.xcept that he was
passionatc, wayward, and fearlcss. Hc lifted
his long bony finger impressively as ho con
versed, and gcsliculaled with it in a peculiar
manner. Ilis whoto .appcarance btruck me,
and I could easily imaginc how, with his great
command of languagc, so oppropriatc and full,
so brilliant atid chssical, joined to the vast in
formation that his discursivc oratory enaWcd
him lo cxhibit in its fullest cxtent, from the
siorchouse of which the vividnessof his imag
ination wasahvujs pointing out ahappy anal.
ogy, or bittcr sarcasm, that siartled the more
from the fact that his hearers did not perccivc
it until the look, tone, and finger brought it
down with the suddenness of litrhtning, and
wilh its efFects, upon the head of his advcrsary
taking all this into considcration, I could ea
sily imagine how, when almost a boy, he won
so much fame.and prcscrvcd it so long and with
so vast an influence, notwithslanding the ec.
cenlricity and inconsistency of his lifc, public
Miss "ViLBEnFoncE.-When Mr.Wilber-
force was chosen mcmber for York, (in
England,) his daughtcr, in walking home
from the scene of the elcction, waschcered
by an immensa crowd, who foilowed to her
own door, cryino- Miss Wilberforce for
cvcr ! Miss Wilberforce for ever 1" The
young lady tumed as she was ascending
thc stairs, and motioning to the populace to
be quiet, said, very emphattcally. "ay
gentlcmcn, if you please, not Miss Wilber
force for ever !" which sent them all home
in good humor.
WOOL GROW ING IN BUENOS
Mrssrs. Gaylord & Tucker:
Tho fertilo "Pampas" in the intcrior of
South Amcrica have been long celebrated for
tho immcnse bcrds of caltlc and horses reared
upon them. So abundant are they and so ca
sily reared that thoy are slaughtered in many
placcs for their skins and tallow alone. Sheep
too of native breed, with coarse hairy wool,
have been so plentiful that their carcases were
used in burning brick. The cxpcnsc of trans
portation and the absence of timbcr and salt
ibr barrelltng alone prevents us from the com
petition of their meat in our own parts. The
attention of ogriculturists there has been of late
years turned to improving their stocksof sheep
Dy large importations of Saxony from this coun
try and from Europe. An English gentlcman
by the namo of Sheridan began the business
with a stock of 60 Saxony. and 3,000 native
ewes, and in thc year 1835 hc had increased
the numbcr to 45,000, and the grade was very
ncarly increased to full ulood. in the year
1837 hc had 90,000, and intended to keep on
until hc numbe.-ed 200,000, which quantity he
has doubtless attained erc this time; others
were copying his exampla until the busincss
bids fair to outstrip that of caltle wtthin a tew
years. I have a small sample of iMr. Sheridan's
clip of 1837, which I cnclose to you; 1 was as
sured it was below the average of tho flock.
The p'ices at which these grades of wool have
sold has been from eight to tnelve cents per
pound in Bucnos Ayres.
The price of govcrnment lands there is ten
cents per acre. It is laid off in "estancias'', a
league square, containing 5,760 acres English
the fdce of thc country almost a dead level,
no timbcr, but aluxuriant coat of grass.
A cottage is crectcd in thc centre of the farm
for the keeper, and an ample yard enclosed by
driving the trunks of the common peach into
tho earth, and wattling the intersticci with the
branches. An "estancia" w'.ll support 3,000
sheep, (which is about thc size of their flocks.)
l he only care they require is to yard them at
night and during a storm. They. will sejdom
wander beyond the Iand marks during the day;
at the approach of a storm they turn their heads
to tho leeward, and feed on until turned by their
keeper towards their place of security. An
instance has been known where 900 of a fine
stock, and the best sheep in it, were destroyed
by being in a storm, pressed by the retr ranks
into a run of water, until the cbasm was filled
with dead bodiet, and the remaindfr of tho
flock passoJ over. The shepherd does not re J
main with the flock, buat the cottage, having '
a horse alrcady saddlcd and bridlcd (ready for
a suddcn call) ahvays at tho door in the day
limc. The streams are few in nuniber, slug
gish nnd muddy. Thus far very little atten
tion has bcn paid to deaning the wool for
markct. It is generally'sold in the dirt. Per
haps this has been encouraged by our tarifad,
mitting all cosling eight cenls less per pound,
duty frce. But after th's year, when our level
ling tariff shall have brought down the duty on
wool to 20 per cent on its cost, it is cnlcufated
that these evils will be rcmcdicd and this wool
willbe fairly brought into cqmpetition with our
own clips in our own marVi?Ever: now I have
rcasqn to believe ihat Mr. Sheridan's large
clips have been purcha.cd for this market so as
to bring them in duty free. Tho consequen
ces I Ieave to those interestedito judge of. But
while tho "Senior"' has a furm of 5,760 acres
of firit rate Iand for 576 dollars, qfording par.
ture Ihe year round, with semi-yearly andticice
increase.jind wool equally fine nnd valuable,
how can our growers compcte with him with
a 20 per cent tariff! I have derivcd these
facts from an American high in Authority at
Buenos Ayres. I do rot own a shccp, and my
personal intercst, if any, is the other way. But
I havo some American fbeling, aud would not
willingly see this great branch of our national
wealth crippled or destroyed, as I fear it will
bo, except tho compromising tariff be umcnded
in due seuson so as to Ieave the duly not reduc
able by filth or merely nominal on clcan wool.
It is time for wool growers to be up and doing.
The next congress will confirm or remodel the
tariff. Shall tlt's great inlorest be lcft to pro
tcct itsclf, or shall it claim a prolection equal
to the superior advantngcs of the foreign grow
er? Let no.-iliern mcn look to the subjcct in
Long and short cold storms, with short in
tervals of co'.d fair weather, havo been thegen
eral order of things for more than a nionth
past. There has not yet been a good oppor
tunity to plough and cultivate even light soils,
wiulc the wet soils have been all mud.
Farmcrs must arrange their business so as
to guard against the disadvantages of so back
ward a season. Though most kinds of small
grains should have been sowed before this time
had the weather been favorable for this pur
pose, yet it is not too late.
When whcat is sowed early,it is more likely
to be iinured by the grain wonn, but less expo
sed to injury from rust than the late sown.
1 he rust is gencru'lv tho most destructivc.
thcrefoie it is best to sow early, and to avoid
the greatcst cvil, when it can be done convcn
Good crops of wheat have often bccn raised
when the sowinff was delaycd till tho tenth or
hfteenth of Mav- Therefore, farmers ohould
not be discouraged, though it is rather late for
this crop that is, late as it rcgards the best
time. Un this account, it may be well not to
depend so much on whcat for bread, as it will
ba in good season fur Indian com fur sornc
timo yet. It is yet in season for sowing bar-
ley and oats, though these crops usualry suc
ceed as well when sowed tolerably early, if tho
weather be favorable. Peas rhould be spwed
early, otherwise, they aro likely to be afl'ccled
with mildew, which often proves very destruc
Potatoes and all other root crops may be
planted some weeks hence. 1 he sooner pan
ncps are sowed, the bettcr, if a large crop be
desirable. But this root is cultivated but very
little lor stock, and lortable usc, they are bet
tcr when not sowed so early as to attain a large
In the extrcmc northern part of New Eng"
Iand but very liltlo com is cultivated; but in
the region prelty far north, early Canada com
generally ripens well when planted from the
20th to ihs last of May. Farthcr south, or in
tho middle region of New England, many far
mers plant larger and rather later kiads of com,
nnd the season for this operation is generally
from thc tenth to the 20th of this monlh.
Some plant carlier, espccially those whose
light lands favor this course, and from their ex
posure to early frosts in the fall, require early
planting as a guard against this cause. Still
(arther south, later kinds of corn are cultivated,
and they require carlier planting as a guard a
gainst injury from this cause. This time has
already passed wilh some, without an opportu
nity to attend to it.
1 he most judicious course is for farmcrs to
plant, as needs they must, at a later pe.-tod, and
plant carlier kinds of corn. We have sccn
corn of a prclty good siz", sufHciently large to
yicld a good crop, that would ripcn well in our
coldest scasons.when planted any time in May.
In 1836 and '37, it was planted thc 12th of
May, and was perfecliy ripe the first of Scp
tcmber; and this was more than one hundred
miles north of this place.
With a good sclection of sccd, there is time
yet, and will be for a few weeks, to plant corn.
But it is of the highest imnortanco to have seed
suited to the time of planting, for one bushel of
good sound corn is worth scveral bushels of
As but very little has been done at farming
owing to much wtt and cold weather, it is now
impossible for thc farmer to do at once the ma
ny things that present themselves and claim
attention, of course, some must be delaycd till
late. Therefore, thoso crops should be aiten
ded to that are suited to the time of planting,
and as root crops in general may be attended
to, that are suited to tho time of planting, and
some kinds for a monlh or two to come, far.
mers should attend to Ihis busine 1 rgely.
From thc Emancip&tor.
LDTTER OF IION. WM. SL.VDE.
To the Editor of the Emancipator i
Sir : I ain. a eonstant reader of your paper
and admire the talent and industry displayed
in the managcment of it. I wish I. could say
as much of the spirit in which it is- conductod
I refer particularly to- the- manner in. which you
are in the habit of treating ihose who- difTered
from you in the late Presidenlial clcctlo", and
committed what seeins to you and some other
who arc ei.dcavoring to give direction to abo
lition sentirnenr, the unpardonable sin of refus-
ing to vote for Birney and Earlc, nnd voting;
for Harrison and Tyler. This spirit seems t
have gained strengih sinco the lamented deaitr
of Gencrat Harrison, and tho constquent ac
cession to the Presidcnsy of Mr. Tyler. Thoro
is scarce nn article in your paper in which tho
late election is referred to, that does not present
some new varietyof altack upon the Whigab
olilionts who thought there was somelhuig elso
in the world worth considering besides tho
question of slavery, nnd who gave efTcct to their
convictians by voting for men who thought so
1 do not address yotr for thc purpose of dis
cussing tho question, whether thobe whoinyou
are assailing, judged rtght or wrong in voting
as they did. I have no time to do ihat now,
though I fear no discussion with any body on
the subject. I will only lake this occasion to
rcmind you, that tho alternativo of the triumph
w hich you say the Whig abolitionists efTected,
would have been thc election of Van Burcri"and
Johnson, and to ask you what great advantage
abolition would have gained by such a rcsult
that you should so pertinaciously conlinue to
assail your brethren for contributing to prevcnt
My object in addrcssing you is. to ask that
you wjll consider the propriely of diseontinu
ing this course of bittercensureof your friends.
1 do not ask this that my feclings may be spar
ed, but for other and higher rcasons. Nor do
1 ask it from nny dcsire to provent your advo
cacy, if you think propcr.of a thirj party or
ganization. Let that and every other project
connecied with tho prosccution of the cause o f
abolition be dhcussed. The right of freo dis
cussion I maintain to the fulle&t cxtent. Let
truth and error grapple. Bring fortb ycur ar
gumen:s. But wby taunt and rcproach your
brethren for tho past? What good do you ex
pect to accomplish by itl Would you dnvo
them from you, irrccoverablj? Or, do you ex
pect to aliip them into the third party tracesT
For one, I should be glad to know what you nnd
thoso who act with you are niming at," by this
course of trtatmcnt.
I do not now say that you are right or wror.g
in thc positions you take with regard to what
should be the future course of abolitionists. I
repeat, let the matter be discusscd, fully dis
cussed. Btitin freedom's namo, I ask that it
may be discussed tcmperately, discussed with
some respcct to the feelings of others who havo
differcd or who may dirTer from you, discuss
cd in such a manner as not ncccssarily to pro
duce deep, and perhaps incurablo alieDatious of
fceling umone brethren of the samo n-nrml
My eye has this morrent fnllcn nnnn nn r,rt..
drcss "to the abolitionists of tho United Statcs
who are determincd to vote for the frirnrU r,r
immcdiate emancipation, and not for tlie ene.
mies thereof," signed by Alvan Stuart, chair.
man of tho Unitcd Statcs Convention at Alba
ny," in which I find a striking illustration of 1
tho spirit to which 1 have referred. I hnH l,nn-
ed that time would, ero this, havo softened tho
asperities nnd diminishcd the bifern&s vhicb
have, I rcgret to say, been too prominently ex.
hibited in the prosecu'ion of the anti.slavery
enterpnze. But hope flies befure this addrcst
and leaves me to the m&3t painful forebodings
as to tho spirit in wbich the third party niovc.
ment is henccforth to be conducted. Read tho
following extract from it, and tell me if thero is
no ground for these anticipations :
"The Providence of God.in one little monlh
from the Inauguration of General Harrison, by
the irresistiblc arm of death, has most tearfully
vcrified thc prcdictionsf many of our best
men, who forctold ihe fact, accompjishtd al
ready, that the pretcndcd friends of the slave
might crealc a Presidcnlf, the United States
by their votes, who owniftMd domineered over
human flesh, and made nicrchandizc of elernity
uound souig. is it possible, that those aboli.
tionists, whose votes have aided to power tho
cruel and the heartlcss, can feel ought but the
most bilter sorrowl Only think of the mightv
power attached to the Presidential life, which
by tbe recent demise, hascovcrcd the navy, tho
army. the halls of Icgislalicn cnd justice, pla
ccs of learning aud dcvotion in mourning: and
is drawing (orth thousands of proccssions, fu
neral orations and eulogies, and has slaraped
thedaily literaturo of a great people with tho
solcmn attestation of wo.
"This sublimc and mighty pover enshrined
in the oSice of President of the United States,
as is now demonstratcd, for the first time, in
the life of the Republic, is devolved on a
worker, an owner, grower, buyerand sellerof
men, women and childreii! Alas, that such a
robber of human rigbts.so icicked, and so un.
just, should by abolitionists, as in solema
mockcry of all our hopes, have been placed by
their votes in tl.c highest place of human honor
power and glor! Let those who have voled
for this miserable human flesh.niongcr, for
President, go to our capitol, and behola in tho
palacc, John Tyler's crouching bond men and
womcn flitting and moving with noiseless slep
and downcast eyc!
"Our State prisons opcn their gates for tha
horsctluef; the Presidential palace is opened
to be enjoyed by the being who robs a man o!
his mihd, his property, labor, wife and chJdres '