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Milford, la. August 20, 1840.
Terms, $2,00 in advance; $2.25, half yearly ; and $2,50 if not
paw ocioic uie enu ui uiu j isir.
CANDIDATES OF THE PEOPJLE.
& VOR PRESIDENT :
" Gcu. William Henry liar
. . FOR VICE PRESIDENT : .
J elm A. Sliulzc, of Lycoming',
Joseph Rilner, of Cumberland,
1 Levis Passmore, 12 John Dickson,
2 CadwalladcrEvans, 13 Jolm M'Keehan,
Charles Waters, 14 John Reed,
3 Jona. Gillingham, 15 Nathan Beach,
4 Amos Ellmaker, 16 Ner Middleswarth,
John K. Zeilin, 17 George Walker.
A. R. M'lllvaine, 18 Bernard Connelly jr
5 Robert Slinson, 19 Gen. Joseph Markle
6 William S. Hendrie 20 Justice G. Fordyce,
7 J. Jenkins Ross,
8 Peter Filbert,
9 William Adams,
10 John Harper,
11 Wm. M'Elwaine,
21 Joseph Henderson,
22 Hariner Dcnney,
23 Joseph Bulfington,
24 James Montgomery,
25 John Dick.
Col. Johnson said (in Congress)
"Who is General Harrison? The son of one of
the signers of the Declaration of Indcpencence;
who spent the greater part of his large fortune in
redeeming the pledge he then gave, of his 'fortune,
life and sacred honor,' to secure the liberties of his
country. Of the career of General Harrison J
need not speak; the history of the West is his his
tory. For forty years he has been identified with
its interests, its perils and its hopes. Universal
ly beloved in the walks of peace, and distinguish
ed by his ability m the councils of his country, he
has been yet more illustriously distinguished in
During the late war, he was longer in
active service than any other general officer ; ho
was, perhaps, oftener in action than any one of
them, and never sustained a defeat."
The Democratic Whig citizens of Monroe,
and all others in favor of the Election of Har
rison and Tvler, to the Presidency and Vice
Presidency of the United States, and opposed
to the multiplied abuses of the present admin-
isirauon io wii ) ine standing Army, the oud-
ncasuiy jjui, auu lasi um uui icasi me jjjuou
liound War. are resnectfullv invited to attend I
the Whig County Meeting, to be held in the
. I J I
Court-house, in the borough of Stroudsburg, on I
Wednesday evening the 2d ol beptcmber, for
the purpose of selecting a suitable person as a
irwiw1-ito rr into Wnnrnecntntiva Hietnnf it I l
to further the good cause of Harrison and Re
form. James Bell, Jr. Jonas Hanna,
Jacob H. Butts, Wm. Eastburn,
Joseph Fenner, Daniel L. Shafer,
Dr. S. Walton, Charles Saylor, Esq.
Mark Miller, Jacob Singmaster,
Jonh J. Price, George H. Miller.
Stroudsburg, Aug. 28, 1840.
The proceedings of the meeting, in Pike coun-
i3r, were received too late for this weeks paper.
We arc pleased to learn that Charles Nay
lor, who both in his scat in Congress and in
the primary meetings of the people, has ren
dered such effectual services, to the cause of I
Reform, is by a unanimous vote of tho Con
ferees of the 3d district, nominated for re-elec
tion to. Congress, at the ensuing elcctiou in Oc
tober. This gentleman's very pointed and unan
swerable addiess delivered in our Court-house
some weeks since, to judge from the abuse cast
upon him, by the advocates of the federal ad
ministration, has caused them no little annoy
ance. The Van Buren men have nominated
the man who said that " if he had lived in the
days of lhe revolution, he too would have been
The Globe proves Gen. Harrison's cowardice
by asserting that he never was wounded in bat
tle neither was Washington, nor Wellington,
Anor Murat, nor Caesar, nor Hannibal, nor the
Duke of Marlborough, nor .General Jackson
Of course they were all cowards.
We are requested by tho compiler of lhe
"assessment tables'' lately published in this
paper to say, thaMhe statement of the valuation
of Monroe county, contained in the tabular list
furnished to the Legislature by the. Secretary
of the Commonwealth, was not, prepared by
ourGounty Commissioners or their Clerk. It
n.nCi ih..rrnrn.kuv l,r,n oi,ia;,i v.,,
X 11K . lwiJ. ikiu iuiuuiuu V1IU1I 1IIUD-
Buren and his army of blood hounds. Six per-
sons were killed on lhe Sth ult. at ijidian Key.
A most dreadful accident occurred on Sa
turday afternoon last, at Albany-about 5 o'clock,
just as the Steamboats were departing for N. Y.
and when hundreds of people were crossing the
bridge over the Canal Basin, the draw broke
and precipitated about seventy persons and
three or four horses and carts into the Basin.
They fell about twenty feet into twelve feet
water. The struggle for life, among the suf
ferers was brief but awful. Eighteen dead bo
dies had been recovered and several others are
missing. This dreadful loss of life was occa
sioned by the refractory conduct of an insane
man, who was refusing to go with his keeper.
His resistance drew a crowd, which blocked
up the passage, until the mass of people and
carts became too heavy for tho draw.
The right spirit appears to be abroad in this
gallant little State. Meetings numerously at
tended, in which the greatest enthusiasm and
zeal are manifested tho one at Stanhope- in
Sussex county, was addressed by Daniel Web
ster, Capt. Stockton, and other prominent citi
zens the State Convention met at Trenton on
Thursday the 20th, and nominated the follow
ing ticket for Congress.
JOHN P. B. MAXWELL, of Waricn,
JOHN B. AYCRIGG, of Bergen, '
JOSEPH F. RANDOLPH, of Middlesex,
WILLIAM HALSTED, of Mercer,
CHARLES C. STRATTON, of Gloucester,
THOMAS J. YORKE, of Salem.
No dcubt is entertained of the success of the
entire Whig tickets at the ensuing elections in
October and November.
The State Convention assembled at Utica
on the 12th ult., unanimously nominatsd for re
election the present Governor and lieutenant
Governor, William H. Seward and Luther
Bradish an electoral ticket was also nomina
ted, and both tickets were confirmed by an im
mense meeting of the people who attended the
proceedings of the Convention. Prospects of
a large Whig majority are truly brilliant.
Latest News from Europe.
By the new Steamers President arrived at
New York, and the Acadia at Boston, we have
advices from England up to the 4th August
the first made her passage in 16 days, and the
latter, touching at Halifax m 12 1-2, and her
next voyage llie Captain asserts, can be made
j -r . v.,i r c
T l i .i i r
"as lUKUn Piace euuer 111 commercial or nnan-
cial matters since our previous advices by the
Great Western. The weather for some weeks
had been fair and lhe Ite promising and
l x x a
u uuua nut uppuur pruuauie mere muu ue uny
deficiency, mere were rumours ot a war
among the European powers, on account of the
difficulties between Turkey and Egypt, but the
momentary uneasiness thereby producod had
subsided. Lord Durham, the late Governor
General of the Canadas, died on the -28th July.
Messrs. Mudge and Feathcrstonhaugh, the late
British Commissioners appointed by the Gov-
ernment to make a preliminary survey of the
N. E. boundary, have made their report. It
takes broad ground and thus closes "notwith
standing the assertions which during so long a
period have been so confidently urged, that the
U. S. alone can rightfully claim the territory in
question. We hope to have proved that the
claim of Great Britain does not, as has been
alledged, rest upon vague and indefensible
grounds ; but that she always Jtad a clear and in
disputable title hy right and by possession, to the
whole cf the disputed territory a title, it is true,
which has hitherto been somewhat obscured by
its rather complicated history, and by the want
of that interest Avhich countries in a stale of
wilderness sometimes fail to inspire."
All this matter, it will be recollected, is re
ferred to a new commission, composed of both
Britons and Americans, who are now actively
engaged in the disputed territory.
Disturbances in Spain still continue.
Louis Phillippe the King of the French, is
said to suffer under a disease of the heart.
The following letter wo recommend to the
attentive perusal of our readers who have seen
or heard of a speech alledged to have been
delivered by Mr. Lincoln, a whig member o
Congress from Massachusetts. It will bo seen
that he denies totally the truth of the materia
points in the speech published in the Globe
and republished by its kindred prints,
Tho Glo,)e I,as published a speech, purport-
ng nave ueeu ucnvureu ov mr. Lincoln, 01
iviassacnuseus, in rupiy iu mr. wgie, on me
subject of the President s r urniture. Mr. Lin
com has addressed a ietter to the editors o
I . . . ... i . . , , .
I ii.-f Ua nnirnr marl nsn Ct fhp I s ti aim trn imnn
ted to him in the Globe ; we copy the follow
mg extraetfrom-the letter ;
Worcester, (Mass.) July "25, 1840.
Messrs. Gales Seaton :
I have seen with the utmost surprise, in the
Intelligencer of 23d instant, which reached me
this morning, several certificates from " Whig
members of Congress5' on the subject of " a
publication in the Globe of tho 1 0th of July,
1840, under the caption of Messrs. Lincoln
and Ogle," and it has now become proper for
me, personally, to notice both the certificates
and the matter to which they refer. I shall
certainly have no controversy with either of
the gentlemen who have seen fit to give these
certificates. To those of Messrs. Stanley, AI-
en, and Naylor I have nothing -to object. In
deed, to that of the latter, in whom 1 am happy
to recognize a personal as well as nolitic:il
iriend, I would myself most willingly have sub
scribed, and the substantive facts stated by all,
so far as respects the procurement of the furni
ture in the PrcsideuVs House, I no more ques-
tion man tnemseives. 1 nave never said, or
authorized to be reported, a single word which
those certificates gainsay, and I feel entirely
conscious of having afforded no cause, on my
part, for any interposition between Mr. Osle
In the one certificate, however, of Mr. John
Clark and others, there are expressions to
which I feel bound to offer a word of reply. I
find it in the following paragraph : " The un
dersigned do not undertake to say whether'Mr.
Lincoln used the language imputed to him by
the Globe oi not, but as he has permitted its
publication to remain ten days without public
contradiction, we presume he now adopts the
anguage ascribed to him, if he did not origin
ally utter it." If these gentlemen heard the
remarks I did, in fact, make on the occasion
referred to in the Globe, they must have known
I did not " originally utter the language as
cribed to me by that paper in the extract they
lavo taken, nor any thing like it. Or, if they
lieard my reply to Mr. Ogle a fortnight after
wards, when, upon my return to my seat from
a temporary absence, he alluded to the same
misrepresentation of my remarks, they must
have heard my unequivocal denial of the fideli
ty of the Globe's report, and frank expression
of what I did say on that occasion.
The appropriation under which " it appears
from the said vouchers, that more than eighteen
thousand dollars were expended in furniture
or the President's 'House between the 4th day
of March, 1837, and the 6th of December,
837," was doubless made in general terms.
with no direction to the specific articles, or the
cost at which they were to be procured ; and
besides having no agency myself in directing
the expenditures, I was, in fact, during the
whole intervening period between those dates
at my residence in Massachusetts. It was for
appropriations made since that time, and not for
the manner of their application, that I said the
committee were responsible. Whatever there
las been of prodigality or extravagance in tho
expenditures, has never been, and will not be
ustified by me. 1 he item m the bill which
gave rise to the discussion, embraced only the
pay of the laborers, some ordinary supplies for
the cultivation of the grounds, and five hundred
dollars for repairs, judged necessary upon the
House; .and in commenting upon these and the
remarks of Mr. Ogle, which they seemed to
lave called forth, I incidentally only alluded to
the House provided by the people, through
orty years legislation of Congress, for the res
idence of the Representative Chief Magistrate
of the nation.
With sentiments of faithful regard, your obe
Another "Man of Honor."
Mr. Kendall addressed one of his letters beg
ging a dollar from the Postmaster at Sargeants-
ville, N. J., and received the following reply:
Sargeantsville, July 11, 1840.
My dear Sir: I just received your polite let
ter, dated June 28th, 1840, accompanied with
Address and Prospectus for the Extra Globe, in
which you solicit my agency and influence lor
the purpose of procuring subscribers. My fee
ble efforts could avail but little in your behalf,
even should I have been disposed to lend them
for the object you have specified m your com
munication. But I can never feel it compati
ble with my duty to become in any way the or
gan of a party, or to lend my influence solely
for electioneering purposes.
I hope I shall always be lonnd on the side
of Truth and Reform, and to this end, 1 cannot
consent to circulate any views, or give curren
cy to any measures, however distinguished may
be the source of their origin, which will in any
way impair or invalidate the claims of the illus
trious hero and patriot of North Bend.
With due respect to yourselt therefore, and a
firm determination never to sacrifice principle
at the shrine of party devotion, I must beg leave
to decline the solicitations ot your letter.
I remain, dear sir,
Your friend and fellow citizen,
To Hon. Amos Kendall.
Reply of Mr. B. Fold, P. M. at Rocky Spring,
Franklin co., Pa., to Kendall's Circular,
Rocky Spring, July, 1840.
Amos Kendall, Esq:
Sir Your letter dated 28th May, enclosing
"an address and prospectus for the Extra Globe"
has been received, in which you express a hopo
"that it may be compatible with my inclination
and sense of duty to use them for the purpose
of procuring and returning subscribers."
I regret that candor obliges me to inform you
that the task you would impose upon mo neither
harmonizes with my inclination nor comports
with niy sense of duty. It is contrary to my in-
clination, because one ofjthc last things of which
I could be guilty would ife to aid in traducing
and defaming, with all the ferocity of a hyena,
a man who has done as much for his eountry as
Gen. Harrison and who is so well suited to
the wants of a people who are seeking to regain
the blessings of good government. It is further
opposed to my inclination, because I recognize
in you, sir, a man whose character I cannot ad
mire, and whose interest I am not inclined to
promote. The very first page of your history
that ever came under my observation, stamps
your name with the crime of black treachery
and ingratitude towards your "friend in need,"
Mr. Clay and in every chapter and verse of the
record of your somewhat conspicuous progress
since, are to be discovered signals and beacon
lights, warning all honest and "honorable" men
not to "follow in your footsteps," and admonish
ing the people of the danger of placing power
in the hands of men who are influenced entirely
by the seven principles, whie only grasp is for
the "loaves and fishes," or the "spoils of victory."
I also find reason for declining to contribute to
your charity box, in my utter disbelief tht you
speak the truth when you say, in your address,
that you are not rich for I cannot see how a
man as fond of money as you evidently are,
could let six thousand dollars a year (and hard
money, too,) slip through his fingers without lay
ing up some for "a rainy day" such as will be
upon you and the rest of the herd about the 4th
of March next. Besides your fifty thousand
dollars interest in the stock of "the American
Land Company," I should think ought, itself, to
save you from the humiliation of begging upon
so extensive a scale. And in addition to this,
I cannot help doubting your statement in, your
"address" where you talk about your "children"
beingn-AeicJ. out of their beds at the noise
made near your house by the Whigs. This ev
ery body about Rocky Spring laughs at they all
believe that it was you, and not your children,
that was frightened. They all know that chil
dren are fond of noise, whilst old men are not,
and consider it childish in vou to attempt to throw
the panic of your own mind, produced by a ghost
like shadow of "coming events," upon your in
So much in regard to my "inclination," my
sense of duty in connection with your request,
still more imperatively enjoins upon me the ne
cessity of declining to comply with your wishes.
I find in the instructions issued from the Post
Office Department but three days previous to
the date of your handbill, that deputy post mas
ters are required not to permit any person to ad
dress "handbills" to Post Masters, the object
of which is to obtain for them an "extensive cir
culation free of postage." This practice is pro
nounced an "abuse which must be corrected"
by the deputy post masters putting such hand
bills in a new envelope and returning it to the per
son who sent it, charged with letter postage. This,
sir, I hold to be sufficient to govern my conduct
in reference to your "handbill," and 1 feel the
more ready to obey the legal "instructions of
the Department in this instance, as I am in prin
ciple opposed to any one enjoying "exclusive
privileges" in this country, whether he be a cit
izen in the common walks of life, or one grown
proud, arrogant, presumptuous, insolent and da
ring by a long career of public plunder and con
spiracy, "unwhipt of justice."
I am, sir, one of your late deputies,
But not your "hireling,"
B. FOHL, P. M.
N. B. If you are not satisfied with the can
dor of this letter, and my aversion to making the
Post Office an instrument to subserve the inter
ests of a party, I hereby inform you that my of
fice is at your command; but you must first di
rect Mr. Niles to "hand it over to some friend
of the Administration, who may be inclined to
use it for that purpose," though in making the
charge, some difliculty will be experienced in
finding a person upon whom to bestow the of
fice, as the people horeabouts are, mostly, sub
stantially farmers, who want no office, who but
seldom turn out at elections but who now satis
fied there is something wrong, and are deter
mined to do their part towards effecting a change
in the hope that Old Tip, who delivered the
West from the scourge of British and Indian
warfare, will be able to rescue the country from
the far more iniurious warfare of an army of
office-holders who, instead of being the servants
of the people, have become their musters. I
know of but one individual within two miles of
Rocky Spring, who still passes for a loco foco,
and who might, perhaps, answer to supercede
me though, (as I do not wish to deceive you,) I
must add that he has said ho will not vote for
Mr. Van Buren. B. F.
The following dialogue affords an excellent
specimen of tho manner in which the office
holders and the administration party in general
combat the arguments of the friends of Reform.
That tho people aro no longer to be deceived
by tho cry of "You aro a Federalist," proceed
ing from the lips of pretended Democrats Avho
wish to rido on their backs into fat offices and
fat jobs, will appear, from the election returns
of the great and glorious West in another col
Platsi Questions ami Answers.
Between Poor Richard and an Office-holder, with
a salary of S2000 a year.
Poor Richard. Captain, I see hy the papers,
that our President has been sending off across
the ocean to find out what kind of money the
Kings and Emperors tako of their people, and
now mey Keep u. jjo you Know n he's got
any answers yeif
Captain. Oh, Yes. The U. S. Consuls.
you see, have attended to it, knowing it was to
help them to get the gold for their salaries.
P. R, Well, I reckon they, got answers to
please them mom
Capt. "Why d'ye see The answers from
Hamburgh, Bremen, Cuba, Jamaica, Bt.rlin,
Frankfort in Germany, Lcipsic in Saxony, Mu
nich, Smyrna, Genoa, Laguira, Leghorn, and
Constantinople, show, that they require every
dollar of the ponple, or revenue, in :uiy shape,
in specie. Not a single dollar does the Emper
or of Austria, ihe King of Prussia, King of Swe
den, the Grand Sultan or any of those arbitrary
monarchs, take of their subjects but the real
Benton shiners, sir, or the hard silver they
don't touch a dollar, sir, of bank rags, nor don't
put a dollar in the banks.
P. R. Well, Well I reckon specie must be
easy got in those countries, the people get like
ly wages, there for work, as there is no bank
aristocrat. These.specie Emperors and Bro
kers, &c. give fine prices, for work, don't they?
Capt. Why as to that d'ye see their sub
jects don't need as much as ours do here as
things are cheaper there.
P. R. Well, is land cheap too?
Capt. Oh the subjects don't own the land,
it all belongs to the Dukes and Lords.
P. R. What does the word subject mean?
Capt. Subjects means that they are. under
their Kings, Dukes, &c. just like you are thr
der President Van Buren.
P. R. Why, how long have these subjects
been working for their Kings, and Emperors,
and Dukes, and Lords, and han't got no land of
their own yet?
Capt. Why, it's some time since I studied
geometry but 1 guess these empires are rather
older than the American Revolution.
P. R. What! and the subjects han't earn't
any land of their own yet, and yet getting spe
cie for wages why, how much do they get for
a day's work.
Capt. Why, the President don't report what
wages the subjects get, for he thinks the sub
jects ought not to expect too much from the Gov
ernment, and he never thought ol asking how
much they got for their work.
P. R. Well, I'm sorrv our "Democratic
President" didn't think a little about the people,
while he was learning how the Kings and Em
perors take care of themselves. Well, I was
asking George Jacobs the other day, who came
from Holsteen, and he says they only get seven-
pence a day for work and board themselves; and
there s some in our neighborhood came from
Dantzic, from Hamburgh and from Bremen, and
they say they get from 4 1-2 to 8 pence a day
and boarded themselves they get from 52 to
100 shillings a year and find themselves. Why,
captain, ain't that the reason they can't get to
own any land there they get such starving
Capt. I'm very busy now, my dear sir, tho
mail is just coming in but you ain't going to
vote for old Granny1 Harrison I hope are you?
P. R. Why, Captain, you're in a great flut
ter I've seen you 'fore now stop and talk an
hour and let all the mails in the country cook;
and go. I wish you just to answer me one
question, and if you can't do it, nor none of tho
office-holders about here, just send on to Amos
Kendall, and get him to answer it in the next
Extra Globe you give me.
Capt. Well what is it? Be quick, for Pin
in a hurry.
P. R. Be patient, Captain perhaps you'll
have leisure after a while. It is this: How lono-
would it take a man at 7 pence a day and find
himself and family, to clear enough to buy 80
acres of land? And another query is, if it is
such a fine thing to have specie wages and low
prices, what on earth is the reason that these
people are coming over by hundreds and thous
ands from their specie kingdoms and going to
work at a dollar a day in this bankndden coun
try to get land. What on earth is the reason
Captain? Can you tell? And what's the rea
son the common people own their own land in
this country and don't in the specie countries?
What can it be?
Capt. Pshaw! I see you are a Federalist.
The St. Louis Bulletin of tho 15th says:
"We sec by the Western Star, that the Vanitcs
have carried Caldwell and Clinton counties.
They may probably have a majority of about
six in the House of Representatives and three
in the Senate. Last year thev had a maioritv
of nineteen in the House of Representatives,
and six in the Senate. This year, on ioint bal
lot, they will have about nine majority : last
year they had 26. Another such reduction and
the btate is ours.
The Raleigh Register of tho 21st says, "We
have roceived complete returns of our late elec
tion, so far as the Legislature is concerned, and
lack only tho vote of Chowan and Tyrrell, to
ascertain our exact majority for Governor. It
will be seen that out of 170 members the Whi
have carried 104 ! being a clear majority of
on joint ballot. Of this majority there aro 4 n
the Senate, and 34 in the House sufficient
decided in each branch to carry out those men
tires connoctod with the great interests of th
country. Our present majority for Governo
will appear from tho table, is near 8,000 .-m i
the counties to hear from, being both in ; i
the core, will swell it up to about ,4,5 ; ' '
this is not doing the thing gcntcely, tit i i
aro no judge of such matters."
Complete roturns from all tho counties
cept four show a majority for Biggor, tho
candidate for Governor, of 9983 votes.
Complete roturns from all but eleven cotintn
show a majority for Lotcher, tho Whig camL
dato for Governor, of 15,084 votos.
Wo have had no Mobile papors for three da .
The Nashvjllo papors contain tho returns f j
all tho counties but three. The members ci '