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says, that when the news ot (jcn. 1'icrce's
I t The following biographic notice ot
...Scott-is taken from a late speech of the
i lion.'. John M. Clayton, of Delaware.
I have, for many years known Winfield
nomination reached that place, the Loco
focp3 were very much perplexed:
'They were to be seen gathering into
lit tin knots rtnd it was nlain from the shak- Scott, of New ".Tersev. and I know him to
I iug of their heads and the anxiety of their be not only a great soldier the greatest
countenances, that they were endeavoring -captain of the age but! know him to ue
JTcffcrSOUidU llCDUbliftin. va"dy to makc out the history and where-. a scholar and a statesman. There is no
. ' ibouts of their candidate. They had dc- greater error than to suppose, because a
tex mined beforehand to go it strong tor man is a great soldier, he cannot he a
the candidate nominated, no matter who, ' great civilian. Gen. Scott has devoted
for they glory in being called 'uncompro- his life to the study of the profession of
mising democrats,5 and were prepared to his early 3Touth. He was, "before he went
sav. 'he's iust the man we wanted ' But into the armv. a lawver; and although I
the nomination of Pierce was a little a
head of them. Pierce! 'Pierce!' let me
see! ah! he's a very good man!' 'But where
Th nrxlny, July , 1S52.
GEN. WINFIELD SCOTT
WILLIAM A. GRAHAM
have met many men well acquainted "with
the doctrine of international law, I have
one more familiar with, and
For Judge of Supreme Court, i
OF ARMSTRONG COUNTY.
For Canal Commissioticr,
OF BERKS COUNTY.
is he from? "Who is he? Is he an abo- more deeply versed in. the true princi-
iitionist?' No one could afford them any pies of international law than Winfield
light on the subject. One of them sugges- Scott. No greater error can be commit
ted that he was a verv great man from ' ted bv vou. mv countrymen, than to sup-
I Florida, and might have killed Ingins in pose, because lie is a great soldier, a vie
TOR PRESIDENTIAL ELECTORS.
E. Brown, James Pollock.
' Samuel A. Purviance.
1. William F. Hughes,
2. J.imes Tmquair,
Z. John XV. Stokes,
4. John P. Vertec,
5. Spencer Mcllv-'iine,
6. James W. Fuller.
7. James Penrose.
8. John Shaeflcr,
p. Jacob Marshall,
10. Charles P. Waller,
1 1. D ims Allon.
li. M. C. Mercur,
13. Ncr Middlcswarth.
14. James II. Campbell,
15. James I), l'axlon.
16. James K. Davidson,
1". Dr. John McCullock,
18. Ralph Drake.
19. Sohn Lmton,
20. Archibald Robertson,
21. Thomas J. Hicham,
22. Lewis L. Lord
23. Christian Mevcis,
24. Dorman Phelps,
3? The name of Shafers P. 0. in this
County, has been changed to Brodheads
ville P. 0.
We beg leave to call your attention to the
advertisment of P. S. Postens & Co. "New
Wine andjjiqvor Store," in another column.
They have on hand a large assortment of the
Lest qualities of liquors, and their establish
ment is the only one in the County, from
which you can be supplied with the purest
and choicest Wines nnd Liquors. They have
opened for your accommodation and deserve
your patronage. We have examined their
stock and can recommend it to the public.
Mr. P. S. Poitens is a .rrentlernanlv voiinn-
s j j c
man, and will deal with you in such a man
as to make it to your interest to call
Their Liquors, if we arc any judge,
are good, and such as should, and we have no
doubt will be found in every Bar in the Coun
ty. If our recommendation can effect any
thing in this way, P. & Co. will speedily re
alize their utmost desires; and, we trust, our
word is not altogether of uone effect, in this
or other matters.
The selection of Hon. Joseph Buf
einuton, as the candidate to fill the vacan
cy on the Supreme Bench, occasioned by
the death of Judge Coulter, is regarded
throughout the State as a most admira
ble one. He.is a native of Chester coun
ty, and now resides in Armstrong county,
and represented the district of which that
county forms a part, from 1843 to 1847,
after which he was appointed to a Judge
ship by Gov. J ohxston. He is said by
those who know him personalty to be one
of the ablest jurists in western Pennsyl
vania is a gentleman of high moral
character, and possesses a personal pop
ularity in the section of the State in which
he resides which will make him an in
the Florida war; another gave it as his torious General, he is nothing more. He
opinion that he had served under General is a, schollar, an elegant and profound schol
Jackson againpt the Cherokces; a third ar. He is a man, if he had never achieved a
maintained with much warmth that he . victorf in battle, eminently qualified to fill
was one of the Cuban invaders, and was the office of President, because of his civil !
second m command to Lopex; a fourth qualifications; and it is because ot them 1
thought that he had represented one of ; stand here and mean to stand everywhere
the Southern States in the United States ready to support him. Applause. More
Senate a good while ago, and had retired over, my fellow-citizens, Winfield Scott
from public life, which was the reason is a man whose experience in public affairs
they had not heard of him; the prevailing independent of his mere learning from
opinion seemed to be that he had been in books is equal to that of any member of
some war perhaps in the Door rebellion the House of Representatives or the'Sen-
or he would not be a General, and that ate of the United States. He has taken
he lived somewhere in the United States a deep interest in the political affairs of
no matter about the exact localitv.' ! his country since earlv youth. Original-
ly, before the war of 1812, a Democrat
was his reward from the novernment I
I will relate an annecdote
We find, after he was victorious, the gov- ! occurred in my room at Washington, be
erhment sent out supernuniaries, making ' tween an old soldier, and a gallant one
ot more than 30.000 men. who had iousrht under bcott, ana Scott
of what ington,and drew the Act of Coneress wm.
up an army or more man au.uuu
and took from him when the
was all over, and there wTas no
Cilley was in my room on
nis nirn hnnri wmnh (inthn;nj i -
uuiitcu mm f0
retaliate upon the English. He imiriedi.
ately wrote a deliberate order, statin
that if a hair from the head of nnn A
had received a shot in that . those Irishmen was hurt, he would
cessity for a great general took from him ; action which had shattered his thigh to j lives of just so many Englishmen who
the command of that army and directed pieces, and he will always bear the marks , he had made prisoners atChippewa,
him to submit himself a Major General to his grave. While he was talking with I My fellow citizens, there 13 a natn'o
to a trial, upon iaise cnarges, Deiore a ' me lieneral dcott aiu me tne nonor 10 rncre is a true nero there is a man -ah
tribunal 01 petty omcers. Ana now aia call ana see me. 1 mtroaucea mm to ms ( an men, wnetner Wnigs or Democi
lir show fiimsfilf ? Tn.stfi.id of disregard- olrl follnw snlrlinr irhnm li had not seen t arree is the rn-eafc snlrlipr of A mat
ing, as many would have done, he obey- i for more than thirty years. After a , the present day, and decidedly the most
ed the mandate which sought to disgrace , warm greeting between them, Cilley in-
successful our country has ever nrorlnnj
ab zirbe conditaaxid a man who has
shed more of his own blood than any
other. Some say he is proud. Thank
God he is proud, and to proud too do
him, and we find him making the milita-1 quired of Scott how the action of Niaga
ry strictly subordinate to the civil power, ra, or Lundy's Lane, was brought about,
If there be any one thing for which I hon-! and for what reason the battle was fought,
or him more than another, it is that he I had never been able to get Scott to con
has always, by his example and practice, verse upon the subject of the battles he
as well as by his preaching and profession, had fought, or the wounds he had receiv- ; ous, he is benevolent, he is merciful he
maintained the civil as superior to the ed, as he immediately turned the subject is, in the language of another,
military power. Suppose he had chosen to something else, and showed that the j In battle the lion ;
to say, " I will not surrender the army I topic was unpleasant. But when appeal- j But the battle once ended,
have led to victory ; I will not yield the j ed to by a brother soldier, who fought j In mercy, the Lamb."
power given me, at the will of a tyrant at and bled with him, he did go into a min- Let the English whom he conquered in
home : I will not suffer myself to be dis-! ute history of all the reasons that brought two creat battles answer whether he ?stw
about tne battle, it appearea jjicutenant a merciful and
"Fuss and Feathers."
of the Madisonian and Jeffersonian school,
graced and court-martialed; but I
wear the garland of victory and see
can take it from my head V7
Let me advert to one fact for which I
have authority, and which I know to be
true. At the very moment when peace i Chippewa. Next day
was about to be made between this coun- ' and attacked him, and
aud Mexico, wheu Winfield Scott could,
with honor, have accepted a place in the
Mexican army, he was offered one mil
lion two hundred and fifty thousand dol
lars, in cash, if he would resign the Amer
ican army and take command of the Mex-
has so many-
their pride. Ask the Mexican, nnir 1,;
i a - ; " , ma
uyuimuu ui iriuucm ouuii, anu n& Tnjj
icans, with a promise that a ration far
superior to that of the American army
shonld be given to those who would join
, i i i - .1 j l .1 t , . -i t -i it. - - - -
This epithet now a "Teat favorite with imPulslve warin-neaneu, aruem, imu pu- ms stanuaru, anu enter tnu service oi
' - . , g . . triotic, when the outrages that were com- Mexico. And further, he was offered
our Democratic friends, was first applied ; .fffifl nftn onnP hv v.nnUnA no.. 1 thn P.. v nf Mnvinn for fiv nrS.
j j -"o v..w j -- j J
it dunnjc that
to bcoTT at Lundy's Jane, by the lintisli. ; curred, he resolved to leave the profes- and was desired to keep
The tall hero went into the fight with a very , tion in which he had every prospect of 1 time in order to restore peace
large plume, ana vras so active ana earn
est in hurrying on and encouraging his
men first at one point, then away at an
other that the enemy thought he was a
little fussy. Scott, with his tall form,
large plume, and dashing gallantry, was a
conspicuous mark for the bullets of the
British. He had two horses killed under
him, was shot in the side, afterwards in
the shoulder, and finally had his favorite
feathers shot off. After that the British
callod him "Fuss and feathers.'
ton (hv) Journal.
brilliant success, for the purpose of firht-. administration had even won the admira-
ing the battles of his country, and, if ne- tion of enemies, and he was looked upon
cessary, shedding his blood in her defence. I as a savior, and they offered him this
My fellow citizens, I stand here and sup-1 large sum as an inducement to take the
port Winfield Scott, not only because he office. Do you not suppose he was stung
is a civilian and statesman, but because I f with resentment after he had done all for
know him, of my own knowledge, to be a ,' his country after he had periled his life
man as pure in heart, as hich-miuded in every field, and conquered an empire
Rcgiifs and Learning.
There is enourh truth in these remarks '
and honorable in all his intercourse, with
his fellow-men as any man I ever knew,
enthusiastic applause. Viewing him,
then, as a man qualified for the office, I
go on to consider his other merits, and
those which entitle him to the gratitude
of his country. He is a victorious Gen
eral and a great soldier, and pronounced
by the greatest Captain on the other side
of the water to be one of the greatest men
for her advantage and dory, at finding
himself dismissed from office. At that
critical period a tempter advanced, and
said, "Take up the command of the array
of Mexico, and the Presidency of Mexico
for five years." What was that but the
diadem of Mexico and the office of Em
peror, if he had chosen to be such ?
If he had taken it, suppose we had
sent an army to chastise the Mexicans
a mercitul ana generous conqueror.
. -r-x ", ..,1 . '
General V rummoua naa come aown wim man's name stands
4000 of the best veterans from the Pen
insular war. Scott had pursued the Mar-
quis all aay, ana cnasea mm over tne
Keily came over
the action lasted ' tell you he considers him the mosfcmnr.;.
until night, when lieily was totally desert- ful, kind, and generous conqueror this atre
ed and driven over the river. Brown told has produced. Is not this a character
him aferwards that there was a large worthy of honor ? I love him more for
force in Lundy's Lane, and he found Bei- his mercy to the vanquished than for all
ly there. Scott advanced, and saw a large the other glories of his military life. Ap
body of men drawn up, but there were plause.
not so many as he at first imagined. j There is no ferocity in. Winfield Scott,
The troops .Reily had fought with at Chip- no violent self-wilt refusing to listen to
pewa, joined by a number of Canadian the advice of his friends. There is no
volunteers, formed the array before him. ' swearing by the eternal, I will do this,
He had heard nothing of the troops ad-! and take the responsibility. We have
vanced by Drummond, and he directed had enough of that, and never want any
his brigade to be drawn up as he said 'more. (Applause.) Then, as to his
as he had whipped Beily before, to whip pride, let us look a little to the character
him again. As the battle raged he saw of it, which some people call vanity. He
largemasses of men throughout the woods, has been threatened, 'If you don't write
artillery, infantry and cavalry, until at m letter to the public of the United States
length he discovered he was attacked by putting yourself on the Southern platform
a great additional force of real British you shall not be noiniuated for President.'
regulars. Immediately he sent Ripley's !
brigade to join him. It arrived at night. Acceptance of tllC Whig Nominec.i
The veteran went on to
papers of Tuesday
J 1 o
that night he had witnessed more hard
fighting than he had ever seen before in
his life. Men, fought with bayonets point
to point, after they had fired away all '
the catridges in their boxes. There was
cry a soldier immediately before him was tl0na! Convention to inform you of your
struck; and as he fell he exclaimed- : unanimous nomination as the Whig can-
uiuate ior tne omce or jrrcsiaent oi tne i
I inclose a copy of the resolutions pas-
General Chapman to General Scott.
Baltimore, June 22, 1852.
Sir: I am instructed by the Whig 'a-
" Catridges in my box !" and Scott said
he went up to him, and he was dead.
to make them readable.
" We sometimes meet
"whose souls are not bigger than the point !
of a niusquito's proboscis," and whose on- !
remarkable events of the war of 1812
With an inferior force at Chippewa he
defeated General Biley, although his
irnfn rt m TriC?ii3 r f -flirt Vncf- Tr- .
ly object is to make and save nioncy,wko ; nTiR ' ... nrmv . , R ., n
tell us that learning makes men rogues ; cheived this triumph not merely by the
hat it makes them proud and lazy, and valor of his soldiers, but by his own m-
that therefore thev resort to some dishon- . imitable skill in that splendid battle. It
flirt A rnn A !
and Lundy's Lane were accounted at the Scott; don't you think we should have ful wound I have attempted to describe, ' ?. ? Convention expressing their op-
. . ' mmno nrvAn enm c rr flirt mncr wr m tnnnf
time when they occurred among the most come back with a considerable number of , and was dragged behind a tree; and when , 1 t. , X .x, .
black eyes and bloody noses ! (Laugh
ter.) jSTow look at this picture, and what
do you find to surpass it ? He rejected
all these offers, and said, " I am an A
merican soldier, and my blood has been
freely shed for America, and shall for no
other country on earth. (Applause.) I
will die for the Americans, but for no
he recovered himself the British
treated from the ground.
Now I have given you an imperfect
sketch of the military character and feats
of this distinguished warrior. I know
that other gentlemen are to follow
questions of national policy, and with sin-
j cere wishes that you may be elected and
j for the permanent settlement of the prin
! ciples of the Whig party.
I have the honer to bervery respectful-
est means to accomplish their living,rath- n,as f n amoS V men, ever since, otner people wa ever raaae ntnusi- ( j. conciuae. let me oneny recapitulate tne
, . T ? T . r the theme of unqualified admiration. astic applause.) 1 he Presidency of Mex- ! grounds on which 1 am about to ask you
er than worJr. Is this true. It is well lor m ' er :n which thc battle ,vas ic0 thc EmD;re offorod me bv Mexico. to ratify the nomination made at Balti-
iy your obedient servant,
J T 1 1 ! J " VJ. vjnivr.ui... ui wai., .uiik.
uuu iiiavu anuauj uuuoumuu xnuiu ui i President of the Whig National Convention,
your time than fell to my lot ; but before . To Major General win field scott.
Jteply of hen. ocott.
Washington, June 24, 1552.
Sir: I have had the honer to receive
every one who has a wish for human pros- fought, you have no time to hear, nor I to cannot seduce me from that love of my ; more. You have a great soldier who has . from your hands the official notice of my
penty to inquire. For, if true, let us describe; but I have heard the best milita- own native land with which, thank God, I achieved more victories lor her, and done unanimous nomination as the n hig can-
make haste to pull down our school-houses ' ry men declare there was no battle which -1 was born, and which I have retained her more service than any man, except t didate for the office of President of the L -
burn our books, stop every printing-press, exniDiteu more consumate sk u ana aci- ; irom my earnest iniancy to tnis aay. -
nurl rlnmn hsh nrnrr YMil-rvif Ii Vm o 1 1 f linen . : .
uwUw.jr conouered Bilev. Applause.! The next
i i . i i i . r i ii t .
unite m spreaaing tne ngnt oi Knowieagei great battle in which this
But let us examine facts
George Washington, that she has ever : nited States, together with a. copy of the
produced a soldier that never could be , resolutions passed by the Convention, ex-
Fellow citizens, I have thought there conquered in his country's cause, and one 1 pressing their opinions upon some of the
is nothing in the history of the past to i who has always adhered to Washington's ! most prominent questions of National pol-
.( 1 11 111 .1 1,1 l!.l 11 .!..! ! 1 111 1 t
Juet us look at warrior snowea nis sum, was tne battle or equal tne ingratituae witn wnicn tnis gal- 1 maxim, tnat tne military suouia oe Kept icy
J50n Friday a great celebration of
the opening of the New Jersey Central
llailroad to Easton was celebrated at
Easton. A large party arrived at 1
o'clock from New York, and were received
with all the joyful manifestations of delight
and cordial hospitality natural on such
history, the mirror which reflects a true
picture. Wo will here see that in all
countries, where the mass of the people
are comparatively well educated, they are
more honest and virtuous than those of ig
norant states. Indeed, so powerful is ed
ucation as a means of national improve-
Niagara Falls, July 25th, 1813. In that
night of horrors, when more men fell on
the battle field than perhaps have ever
fallen in any struggle of equal numbers
of British and American troops, Winfield
Scott suffered the loss of two horses from
under him, was first wounded in the side,
and still kept the field, until a few mo
ments before the action closed, when.
lant old soldier was treated unless you rc- 1 strictly subordinate to the civil power. ; This great distinction conferred bv a
fer to Justinian and his General, Belli- You have a humane, generous, benevo- numerous, intelligent, and patriotic body
sarious. To be sure, he did escape with- lent soldier; you have a civilian, a dis-' representing millions of my countrymen
out his eyes being put out, but he is a ( tinguished, learned, and able civilian, a sinks deep into my heart; and reniem
poor man, and if he had chosen to take ! scholar and a gentlemen. You have a bering the very eminent names which
the Presidency of Mexico, he might have 1 man who although himself a Protestant were before the Convention in amicable
been one of the millionares of the time ; ' Episcopalian, has never suffered religious competition with my own, I am made to
and indeed it would be difficult to esti- ! bigotry to enter his heart. While in Mex- . feel, oppressively, the weight of responsi
mate what he might have acquired. I ico, on all occasions, he indicated the bilitv belonging to mv new position. Not
ment, that, to borrow the language of a fighting before Jessup's regiment, and point to these facts to show the patriotism great truth establised by our own Consti-1 having written a word to procure this dis
late writer, who has made an extended contending, between muskets fourteen and purity of the man's character. A- i tution and Bill of Bights, that all men tinction, I lost not a moment after it had
ou find to surpass ; have a right to worship God according to been conferred m addresmg a letter to one
mirers of Jackson, their own consciences, and therefore he of your members to signify what would
. Y?f 5 10 lJjcren coun ncs oj there until the battle was over. The suf- shall continue to be, while there is life in enioyment of their rights ( applause.) mv reply to the Convention: and I now
my body, an admirer of the character of , 1 ou have no fanatic or party bigot to vote have the honor to-repeat, in a more formal
survey of the relative state of instruction feet apart, he was struck through the body , gam I ask, what can y
and social welfare, in t.hfi lfindino- nntlnns and left for dead uPon tbe fiela navinS ! YOU have been ad
w rrtrtWirtr rm i i A o f ii oil laiir? TXo mi pa nii 1r ! ai
llu: world lie arranged, arr.nrdi.nn tn thr afnfr.
, - r " -' fc..w
A. least ot goou tmngs was ' r 7 . ., . , 7 7
i of educalmn. fJe? will. tiJsn hr. fntnJ tn Iw
.t r ,.i x i J i J J
. 1 ; ranged, ivitd fav exceptions, accordin
t ivvuiui, -nujruA.it, una, general iiapjnncss,
ton and New York is now complete.
A young man named Alfred Beard met
The above argument is frequently made
1'use of, but its absurdity is fact becoming ,
too conspicuous, to deceive much longer.-
with a horrid death at-East Bush, Monroe That roguery follows upon education, is a ,
county, N. Y.j on Wednesday morning. lie upon all history, and every day's expe
He was at work in a turning shop, and ( rience. That 'Indolence' should be pro
was caught upon a wheel which carrid , moted, can be proven very rarely. That
him around until he was literal! y torn in ', a kind of mushroom aristocracy, a species , cept from the elbow
pieces. Tne Drains and piooa were scat- : oi contemptible pride, sometimes is undu- '""'v iu u,n cuacu
1 auu x nave 110 uouDt ue nas passea
fering which he underwent may be seen
by men who know him depicted in his
face until this day. The terrible haemor
rhage has left the lineaments of his coun
tenance of a pallid hue, and he now ex
hibits, and always will, the consequences
of the wounds he received in that dread
ful battle. Perhaps a year elapsed be
fore he recovered so that his health would
enable him to perform any duty. He
visited Europe, in order, if possible, to
acquire more health. To this day, 'how
ever, the bridal arm cannot be lifted, ex-
1 pass over the
tered about, his clothes torn off, and his ' ly cultivated, or improperly guarded a-
body lay upon the floor. No one
present when the accident happened,
leaves a wife and two children.
was gainst, by the
tutors of youth, may be
fruit of edu-
This is no legitimate
. i 1 1 1 1 1 r
1 tnrougn nunureus or engagements com
monly called battles for 1 desire to call
your attention to the considerations I have
A tax of five dollars a day has been
levied on the Misses Fox, by the authori
ties of Louisville, as long as they contin
ue to give spirtual manifestation in that
j cation, but a kind of excrescence, which, mentioned, and to some others which oc-
i while it does but little harm, had better j curred durinS the Mexican war. From
t , j it u 1. -t' x l - Yera Cruz to the city of Mexico, Winfield
be lopped off, by proper tuition. But a- a , . .it -i '
j .... ocott contended against the enemies of
way with these trifling objections, and his country with varying success, amidst
learn to appreciate the trutulul sentiment difficulties almost unexampled in history.
The Newark Mercury says that the
amusing endorsal of everything by the j
Democratic Convention in its Platform is j
made the foundation of a capital hit.
" You cover a great deal in your resolu- :
tions," said a gentleman in Washington
to a returning delegate. " Yes" said the
1 of the poet in the following lines:
Scattered Yerdure o'er the land;
And smiles and fragrance "wiles serene,
Where barren wilds usurped tha scene, .
And such is man; a sail that breeds,
On sweetest flowers, on wildest weeds, '
Flowers lovely as the morning light,
Weeds deadly as an aromite:
Just as the heart is trained to bear
chap, " we would have backed up Christi
anity as well as other things, but we had l poisonous weed, or flowers fair.
a uCW on tne riationu vomuiuwe,
he -staved it off."
lYanted A thin man, who has
been used to the business of collecting, to
Why will the Whigs be able next fall, 1 crawl through key-holes, and find debt-
ia cure ail juocoiquo Avucyuw i , "c j
Ans. They will give them
Graham bread, Scott free.
plenty of nothing the first year, tole doubled each
i year afterwards.
and penetrated, with a small army of 10,
000 men, into an empire of eleven millions
of people, and at last placed his country's
flag upon the heights of Chepultepec, and
in the city of Mexico itself. If there be
a man who does not feel a sentiment of
gratitude to Winfield Scott, let him read
the history of the battles of Cerro Gordo,
Churubusco, Chepultepec, &c; and, last
ly, the bloody fight which occured in the
city of Mexico, where thc old hero tri
umphantly sustained thc arms of his coun
try in the midst of people who were com
pletely subdued and compelled to make
such treaty as the government of this
country proposed to dictate
What was the reward of a faithful sol
dier who had done so much, aud who suf
fered so much for his country ? What
Zachary Taylor. But I cannot be made
insensible to the merits of Winfield Scott.
All whose opinion is worth a straw con
sider that a better man never lived, and
that he is the great General of the age.
When ho came back from Mexico ho
was sick almost to death in the public ser
vice. The whole power of the govern
ment was against him who had done so
much. He landed at New York quietly,
and when I saw him for the first time af
ter he had returned from Nexico, ho was
pale and exceedingly feeble. That gi
gantio form, six feet six inches in his
stockings, looked as if preparing for thc
grave; but thank God, he is now as hear
ty, hale, and able and willing to do ser
vice and battle for his country as he was
at Chippewa or Niagara. (Applause).
My fellow citizens, Jackson fought two
battles if I recollect his history, and they
made him President for eight years.
Harrison fought one at Thames and one
at Tippecanoe. Taylor fought ten, Wash
ington eight I speak of pitched battles
and Scott, if I count right, ten. Of
those I have named, none but himself re
ceived a wound in battle. I heard Tay
lor say his clothes wore shot to pieces at
Buena Vista, and he came out ragged
hat, pantaloons and jacket were all cut
up but still the old hero's body was
whole. Jackson did not receive a scratch,
nor have I read that his clothes were
touched. But Scott had been wounded,
and shot down in battle. Scott, at the
battle of Lundy's Lane, was shot through
the the body, and nearly all the blood
that was in him was poured upon the
ground. He had been previously woun
ded, and two horses shot under him, and
he was left among the dead at the con
clusion of the action. If it will not tire
for, but a great, good, gallant and glo- ' manner, as the occasion justly demands
rious leader, and a man alike able to man- that I accept the nomination with the res-
age thc civil affairs of his country, and olutions annexed. The political princi
to lead an army into the field of battle. pies and measures laid dovrnin those res
Will you vote for such a man as that? olutions are so broad that but little is left
(Voices yes, yes,) I say nothing of the for me to add. Therefore, barely suggest,
letter he has written describing the brave- in this place, that should I, by the par
ry of the Irish who have fought under tiality of my countrymen, be elevated to
him, but I refer you to this incident. , the Chief Magistracy of the Union, I shall
After the battle of Queenstown Heights, be ready, in my connection with Congre33
where Scott first distinguished himself, to recommend or approve of measures in
when he had been overwhelmed, with regard to the management of the public
British regulars, and taken prisoner, while ( domain, so as to secure an early settle
on his way to Quebec, with the soldiers who ment of thc same, favorable to actual set
were taken prisoners with him, and while 1 tiers, but consistent, nevertheless, with a
he was lying sick in a hammock, he heard due regard to the equal rights of the whole
a noise above him. Imineditcly suspec- ! American people in that vast national m
ting something was wrong, he rushed on ' heritance; and also to recommend or ap
deck, and found that all his men were prove of a single alteration in our Natural
called together, and the British officei-3 lization laws suggested by my military
were calling them over, and making each , experience, viz: Giving to all foreigners
man tell his name, the object being to ob- the right of citizenship, who shall faith
tain from the sound of the voice and fully serve, in time- of war, one year on
from the brogue of those who answered, board of our public ships, or in our land
who were Irishmen and who were not in forces regular or volunteer on their
order that the former might be executed I receivinging honorable discharge from the
as traitors to their country, which it had 1 service. In regard to the general policy
been detertermined to do. He found of the administration, if elected, I should,
thirty one prisoners already set apart. of course, look among thoso who may ap
Scott called to all his soldiers present, prove that policy for the agents to carry
"not a man of you daro open your mouths it into execution; and I should seek to
until I oommand you." The soldiers re-' cultivate harmony and fraternal sentiment
fused to answer, and the British officers throughout the Whig party, without at
in the most indignant terms threatened tempting to reduce its members, by pr'
him without any effect. No soldier would ' soription, to exact uniformity to my
say a word, and you could no longer tell views. v
an Irishman from a native. Great en- I But I should, at the same time, be rv
thusiasni.' Scott declared that for every orous is regard to qualifications for ofljc i ,
Irishman whose life was taken, he would ' retaining and appointing no one eitn
take the life of an Englishman when he deficient in capacity or integrity, or
returned to his own country. He went devotion to Liberty, to A,00"3"11'-,
to Quebec, and was immediately exchan- and the Union. Convinced tnac narui j
ged. Subsequently he prooecded to Wash- or good will between the different qua