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ft, is Vlnioo Count?. Ohio.
Jvo. Class, Sr.,
FOR VINTON COUNTY, OHIO.
B. P. HEWITT, Judge of Probate Court
W.L. EDMISTON, Clerk Com. Pleas Court
E. F. BINGHAM, Prosecuting Attorney.
Wii. T1SUE, Sheriff.
JOSEPH MAGF.E, Auditor.
J, SWEPSTON, Treasurer.
JAMES MA LONE, Retorder.
KELSON RICHMOND, Surveyor.
GEO. ULLOM, Coroner.
J. DOWD, J- KINNEY, & JOHN SWA1M,
O. T. GUNNING, O. W. SHOCKEY and
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Do not Look so Bright and Blest.
BY TOM MOORE.
Oh. do not look so bright and blest,
For btill there comes a fear,
When brow like thine looks happiest,
Thatgreafis then most near.
There lurks a dread in al delight,
A shadow near each ray,
That warns them to fear their flight,
When most we wish their stty.
Then look thou not so bright and blest,
For, ah ! there comes a fear,
When brow like thine looks. happiest,
That grief is then most near.
Why Is it thus that fairest things
The soonest fleet and die?
That when most light is on theit wings, .
They're then but spread to fly! .-. .
And. sadder still, the pain will stay
The bliss no more appears ;
As rainbows take their flight away,
And leave us but their tears,!
Then look not thou so bight and blest,
For, all I there comes a fear.
When brow like thine looks happiest,
That grief is then most near.
"OLD VIRGINIA NEVER TIRES."
SPEECH OF HENRY A WISE, OF VIRGINIA.
On the Know Nothings, at Alexander, Feb. 3.
Now, gentlemen, having swept the
Northern and the Nortli western nor.
slaveholding Stales of the Union, the
next onset is on the soil of Virginia.
This Worceslcr Journal boasts that
Maryland and Virginia are already al
most Northern Slates; and pray, how
do they pi opose to operate on the South?
Ilavinc swept the JVorthMassachu
setts, New York, Pennsylvania,' and
all those oilier States the uestion
was: how can this ism be wedged in al
the South; and the 'Christian politics,'
to tell them precisely how, (Cat-calls,
derisive (.heers,and other maii'lesfations
of the Know.Nothing element of the
meeting) there were three elements in
the South and Virginia particularly, to
.which they might apply themselves.
There is the religious element, the
Protcslant Bigotry and fanaticism lor
Protestants, gentlemei1, have their re
ligious seal without knowledge, as well
as Catholics. ( A voice "true enough,
fir.") It is an appeal to the 100,000
Presb)k rians, to the 300,000 Baptists,
to the 300,000 Methodists ot Virginia.
ell, how were thev to reach them?
Why, just by raising the hell of a lunk
about the Pope. Laughter. The
Pope! "now so poor that Louis Napo
leon who requires every soldier in his
kingdom at Sevastopol, has to leave a
guaid of muskets at Home!'' Once on
a time; crowned heads would bow
down and kiss his Lig toe; but now;
who cares lor a Pope in ltal? Gen
llemen, the Pope is here. Priestcralt
at home, is what you have to dread
more than all the Popes of the woild.
I believe, intellectually, and in my
heart as well as in my head, in evan
gelical Christianity. I believe that
there is no other certain foundation lor
this republic but the pure and undeliled
religion ol Jesus Christ of Nazareth.
And the nun ol God who believes in
the Father, in the divinity ot the Son,
and Holy G'bott the preacher in the
pulpit, at the Baptismal tont, by the
sick Leu, at the grave, pointing
The way to Heaven and ictrding there,
I honor. No man honors him piore
than 1 do. But the priest who deserts
the spiritual kingdom lor the carnal
kingdom, lie is "at the earth earthly,"
whosoever he be Episcopalian, Pres
byterian, Baptist or Methodist who
leaves the puipit to join a dark lantern,
secret political society, in order that he
may become a Protestant Pope, by
seizing on political power he is a
In pocrile, whosoever he be Some
applause, arid cries of "good." Jesus
Christ of Nazareth settled the question
himself. 1 have his authority on this
question. When the Jews expected
him to put on a prime's crown and seat
himself on the actual throne ol David,
he asked lor a penny to be shown him.
A penny was brought him a mettle
coin assayed, clipped, stamped with
the image ot the State, representatives
ol the civil power stamped with Cae
sar's image. 'Whose image and'su
LerscnpUon is thi?' 'It is Cajsar's.'
'Then render unto Ca-sar the things
that are Caesar's, and unto God the
things that are God's Applause.
'My kingdom is not of this world.
My kingdom is a spiritual kingdom.'
Cajsar's kingdom is political, is a carnal
kingdom. And 1 tell you that it 1
stood alone in the State of Virginia,
and if priestcraft if the priest oi my
own mother church dared io lay their
hands on the political power of our
people, or use their churches to wield
political influence, 1 would stand, in
leeble- imitation of, it maybe, but 1
would stand, even it I stood alone, as
Patrick Henry stood in the revolution,
between the parson and the people.
Applause, and cry of I'm with you.'
1 want no Pope, either Catholic or
Piotestant, I will pay Peter's pence to
no pontifl Episcopalian.Presb) teriau,
Baptist, Methodist, or any other.
Applause, and cries of "good, 'J
They not only cry about the 'Pope.
These men, many of whom are neither
Episcopalians, Presbyterian, Baptist,
Methodist, Congregationalists, Luthe
rans or what not wno are men ol re
ligion, who have no church, who do
not say their prayers, 'who did not read
their Bible, who live God detying live
every day of their existence, are now
seen with faces at long as their dark
lanterns, with the whites of their eyes
turned up in holy fear lest the Bible
should be shut up by the Pope!
Laughter, applause" and derisive
cheers. Men who were never known
before, on the face of God
show any interest in religion, to take
any part with Christ or his kingdom,
who were the devil's own. Mnrmino
to the devil's church, are all of a sud"
den very deeply interested hr the word
oi uou aim against ttie rope. It would
be well lor them that they joined a
church which does lot believe in the
Father, and in the Son. and in tli lln.
Let us see my friends what Know
Nothingism believes in. Do you know
that, gentlemen? Holding up a pr.m
phlet, amid great laughter and exi ite.
meiit. That is vour formulary of the
Grand Council of the Uuited States ol
North America frum tho nrp .i
Damerell Moore, No. 1U Devon
shire street, Boston, 185-1.
1 read Irom the blue book:
"The organization shall be known
by the name ol the Grand Council of
the United States of North America.
Its jurisdiction and potter shall extend
to all the States. Districts and Tprri.
tories of the United States of North
America. A pet son to become a mem
ber ot any subordinate Council, must
be twenty. one years of age. He must
believe in the existence of a Supreme
Being as the Creator and pieserver of
No Christ acknowledged! No Sa
vior of mankind! No Holy Ghost!--No
Heavenly Dove of Grace! Go, go,
you Know Nothing, to the city ot Bal
timoie, and in a certain street there
jou will find two churches one is in
scribed "'0 Monos Theos," "To tho
one uod; on the other 13 the inscrip
tion, "Aj for us, we preach Christ mi
ciiieJ to the Jew a stumbling block,
and to the Greeks foolishness." The
one inscribed, "'0 Monos Theos," is
the Unitarian church; the other, in
scribed "We preach Christ crucified,"
is the Catholic church! Cries of
"good, good," and cheers. Is it I
ask ol Piesbjlerian, Episcopalian,
Methodist and Baptist is it, I ask.for
any orthodox Trinitarian Christian
Lhtirdi to join an association that i
inscribed, like the Unitarian church at
Baltimore, "'0 Monria '1 heos" to
the one God? Is it lor them to join or
countenance an association that so lays
its religion as to catch men like Theo
dore Parker and Jumes Freeman Clark?
1 put it to all the religious societies
to tiie Presbyterians, Episcopalians,
Methodists and the Baptists whether
they mean to renounce the divinity of
Christ and the operations of the Holy
Spirit, when they give countenance to
this secret society which is inscribed to
the one God? But, gentlemen, these
Know Nothings appeal not only to the
religious element, but to the agrarian
element. Not only do they appeal to
Protestant bigotr) not only do they
ask Protestants to out Herod Herod, to
out-Catliolic the Catholics, to out-Jesuit
the Jesuits, by adopting their Ma
chiavelian treed, but they appeal to a
forlorn party in the State of V irginia
a minority party, broken down at home
and disorganized, because their associ
ations have become abolitiohized al
the North they appeal to them as aff
ordinsthem a.house of refuse. I Cheers
The preachers your Protestant prea
chers. It is utterly impossible that
they can make any inroads against the
pope and against Catholics so long as
thpy are suspected of political motives
as long as they ate suspected to at
tempt to become Protestant Popes, and
to seize political nower. What was it.
I ask them what corrupted the Bo
man church? There was once a time
when the Bishop of Kome was the
head of a pure,primitive church when
ne was armea only witli clemosynary,
with spiritual and with ecclesiastic
power. But the very moment he laid
his hand upon the imperial purple and
crown ot Caesars, that moment the
"whore ol Babylon" put on her scar
let and began to play her abominations
before the eyes of the people. She
played these abominations till the times
of Calvin and Luther,and Melancthon
and Roger Williams. These great re
formers were men who did not go into
secret places, who used no dark lan
terns, who did not speak in whispers,
but who thnnder'd in the tones of White
field himself. The moment the Pope
laid hold of political power the mo
ment the Pope became part and head ol
civil Stale that very moment the Slate
corrupted the Church, and the Church
destroyed the liberties of the State.
As to the proscription of foreigners, let
me ask the Know Nothings tlipmsplvps
to return to that passage of the Bib
to which 4 nave already relerred them.
It they will take the' fifteenth chap
ter of the book of Samuel, and read
not only the whole verse.butthe whole
history ot Absalom, the traitor; the)
will find that while Absalom not on
ly native born of the land, but native
born of the loillS hi Kinor Davidurn
. o " " - "
turning traitor, while the sweet Psalm-
1st vi i(iaci nai uiivcu io warns me
wilderness with his followers, he turn
ed and saw Ittai, the Gittite, and said
1 k;. .'nun. ... 1 1 -i. -I
IU IF IICICIUIC g'JCt UIUII UlSfJ
with us! Return to thy place.and abide
with thy king for thou art a stranger
and also, au exile. Whereas thou
comest but yesterday, should I this day
make thee go up and down w ith us?
Seeing I go whither I may.return thou,
and take back thy brethern; mercy and
truth be with thee." And Ittai, the
exile and stranger, who came but yes
terday, answered the king, and said,
"As thy lord lived, and as my lord the
King livfth, surely in what place my
lord thejf King . shall be whether in
death or jjife--even there, also, will
thy servant be.','. And remember that
the cse-ol Absalom and.JltaU ii Jiut
the prototype of an Arnold and a La
layette. Applause. Whosentyou
alliance? You tell the people that
Catho'ics never gave aid to civil liber
tythat tliey never yet struck a blow
for tho Ireedom ol mankind. Who
gave you the alliance against the crown
of England? Who hut the Catholic
king, Louis XVI? He sent you from
the Court of Versailles, the boy of
Washington's camp a foreigner who
never was naturalized, but bled at the
redoubt of Yorktown. (Applause.)
And, not onlv did Lafayette bleed at
the redoubt of Yorktown, when an Arnold-
a native, like Absalom, proved
traitor; but when the German DeKalb
fell at the field of Camden, on South,
ern soil, with fourteen bayonet wounds
transfixing his body, and dying, praised
the Maryland militia Gates, the Yan
kee native, ran seventy-live miles with
out looking behind him. (Applause
and laughter.) And not only that; In
that intense moment, when the Decla
ration ol our Independence was brought
into Carpenter's Hall by Rutledge,
Franklin and Jefferson, laid upon the
table that holy paper, which not only
pleugeu lite aim honor, out lortune too
realize that moment of intense, of
deep and profound interest, w hen the
independence of this land hung upon
the acts of men when, one by one men
rose from their seat and went to the
tables to pledge their lives and fortunes
and sacred honor; at length one spare,
pale-faceJ man rose, and went and
dipped the pen into the ink, and signed
"Charles Carroll," and when remind
ed thrft it might not be known what
Charles Carroll it was, that it might
not be known that it was a Charles
Carroll who was pledging a principal"
ity of fortune, he added the words "of
Carrolton.'' (Cheers.) He was a
Catholic representative from a catho
lic colony. (A voicp in the crowd
'but he was a native born American.')
And, sir, before George Washington
was born, before Lafayette wcilded the
sword or Chas. Carroll thp pen, for his
nuntrvt 64.U years ago, on the loth of
June, 1214, there, was another scene
enacted on the face of the globe, when
the general character of all characters
of freedom was gained, when one man
a man called Stephen Langton-swore
the barons ot England for the people,
against the orders ol the Pope and
against the power of the king swore
the barons on the high altar of the
Catholic church at St. Eclmundsbury,
that they would have magna charla or
die for it. That charter which secures
to every one of you today trial by ju
ry, freedom of the press, freedom of
the pen.the confronting of witness with
the accused, and the opening of secret
dungeons the charter was obtained by
Stephen Lanton against the Pope and
against the King of England, and if
you know JNothings don t know who
Stephen Langton was, you know noth
ing sure enough. Laughter and cheers.
He was a Catholic Archbishop of Can
terbury. Renewed cheers. I come
here not to praise the Catholics, but I
come here to acknowledge historical
truths, and to ask of Protestants w hat
has heretofore been the pride and boast
of Protestants tolerance of opinion in
religious faith. (Applause) All we
ask is tolerance. All we ask is, that
if you hate the Catholics because they
have proscribed heretics, you won't
out proscribe proscription. II you hate
the Catholics because they have nun
neries and monasteries, and Jesuitical
secret orders, don't out Jesuit the Jesu
its by going into dark-lantern chambers
to apply test oaths. If you hate the
Catholics because you say they en
courage the Miidiiavelian expediency
of telling lies sometimes, don't sweat
yourselves not to tell the truth
Here are your oaths the oaths that
bind you under no circumstances to dis
close who you are. or what you are, and
that bind yoi not only to political bui
to social proscription. Here is your
book your Bible which requires you
to stick up your notices between mid
right and daybreak. (Laughter.) I am 1
member of a secret order, and I am
proud to be a brother Mason : (loud
cheers,) and I am at liberty by my or
der to say, that as to its ends, its pur
poses, its designs, Masonry has no sec
rets. (Renewed cheering.) Its end, its
purpose, its aim, is to make a brother
hood of charity amongst men. Its end
is the end of Christian law, i.f religion.
I kr,ow not how any Mason can be a
Know Nothing. Masonry binds its mem
bers to respect and obey the laws of the
land in which we live, and when the
Cnustitution of the United Slate de
clarei that no religious test shall be
made a qualification for office. Masonry
dart Bot interpose by conspiring in
secret associ. ion, to attempt to make a
religious test qualification for office,
Wheu Virgiuia has an act of religious
freedom an aft that is no longer
mere statute law, but is now a part of
the organic latv, and which says that no
man shall be burdened for religious opin
ions ,ake Masonry dare not conspire
to burden uy man for opinion's sake.
Masonry has no secrets but the ii.nple
tests by which it recognizes its biothsr
hood. It is bound to respect the hvt
aud to tolerate differeucesot opinion io
religion and politics. I dj not com
plain of secresy, but I complain of sec
resy fur political objects. What is
your object? It is to assail the Consti
tution of the United Slates, to conspire
to contradict the Constitution and the
taws of the land; it it to conspire against
the Constitution and laws, and swear
men by test oaths the most odious in
struments of tyranny that intolerance
and proscription have ever decided.
It is not not only to proscribe Catho
lics and foreigners, but it is to proscribe
Protestants and natives too, who will
not unite with you iu proscribing Cath
olics auJ foreigners. It is further than
that. It destroys all individuality in
the man. You bring in your novitiate;
you swear him to do what? To give
up his conscience, his judgment, his
will, to the judgment aui the conscience
and the will ot an association of men
who are not willing ilmt others should
euslave themselves. And to what are
they swum? They are sworn to passive
obedieuce, to nonresidence, to take the
sign and grip. Here is your organiza
tion, (Holding up a document.) I will
not take lime to read it; butl will state
ilirt fact ihul the Grand Council of the
Uuited States is organized by the ap
pointment of thirteen men from each
State, a council of thirteen, an oligir
chy of thirteen from each Sta;e, who as
seinble outaide of the State 10 form the
urand Council of the Uuited States,
with Mr. Barker, of Wall street, New
York, as President. Power over origi
nal judgment, power of appeal all pow
eris connected in that National Coun
cil. Aud has it come to ibis?
Has Virginia been so provincialized
in this Union that her sons will consent
not to be guided by their own individu
al wills, by their own iud'mduil con
sciences, by their own individual judg
meats, but consent to bs mvoni by a
lesiuathto take a sign which comes
Irom outside the Sine, v.id which may
be passed io you from Mr. Baker, ol New
VorK? When that is submitted to by
the people of Virginu, no longer call
)ourselvea free, sovereign and inJe
penUel Stale. You are subdued you
are couqurtid you are provincialized
you hava lost yuur individuality.
A. G. DIMMOCK, a Sag Nicht and JOHN GREINER,
A. G. DIMMOCK, a Sag Nicht and JOHN GREINER, a Know Nothing exchanging visits in their
Lodges, IMPOSING CEREMONIES.
From the Sandusky Mirror.
"Sag Nichts" vs. "Know Nothings."
Our fiicuds of the Onio Sute Journal
and tha Whig papers generally, have
been thrown into a tern rile state of con
sternation aud alarm, by the discovery
of the fact, that a large body of 'Know
bathings," who had been disgusted with
the tyranny and odious doctrines of that
order, have formed themselves into a
society, known among themselves as
"Know Somethings," but commonly
'Sag Nichts," the German name for
"Say Nothings." Aud instead of the
base and bigoted creed of Know Noth
ings, they have submitted one of "uni
vetsal biotherhood." Wherever ihe
Sag Nichts have organized preparatory
to an election, the Know Nothings have
been most terribly beaten as in New
port, Detroit, Mil'vauke, Oswego, &c
The Sag Nichts are not strictly a politi
cal organization their secret is their
knowing the secret machinations of
"Sen, aud quietly flogging him where
ver he is found at his dirty work! To
bring odium upou this organization, and
turn attention from the imfamous doc
iriues and transactions of the Know
Nothings, the State Journal is publish
ing burlesque sketches upon Ihe pro
ceedings ol the Say Nothings, and shame
fully ridiculing the German and Irish
In the Journal of ihe 13th, we find a
pretended sketch of the proceedings ol
a meeting 01 Sag Nichts at Columbus, in
which our name is introduced; but the
statement i all true, (ever the left) ex
cepl that Greiuer has forgotten to tell
the part he played iu the matter.
It happened that on the night in ques
tion, we were standing on the steps ol
the American, wheu an old acquain
tance nut us, and e shook hands. He
gave us a queer grip, which we were
certain was either Know Nothing or
Sag Nichts, but had lorgotten which
lie asked if we had seen 'Sum," we
replied not, but would like to, at which
he replied it was 'lime to work,' and
iuvited us to go along. Feeling iu a
mood forun, we started off 10 fee 'Sam.'
We had no difficulty in working our
way in to the Ante-Room, but here we
found an old Whig, as inside sentinel,
who kuew us and was horror-stricken to
fiud a I'icoloco editor about entering
the den of '6'aM,' He put us through a
firy orueal,' but we wera 'up to snuff,'
aud correctly responded to every chal
lenge; aud insisted that San was an old
acquaintance of ours, (we meant Sam
Galloway) aad we had an important
message lor him! The old Coon, how
ever, determined to consult Greiuer, be
fore he would admit us; and opening the
w icket, called lor that austere tuuction
ary. As he slid back the wicket, wa
saw into the den, aud there sure enough,
waa Greiuer sealed in bis chair of State,
the Star Spaugled Banner tolled around
the ttatr, iu graceful folds, aud placed
above bis head, a ' coonskiu hanging at
oue end, aud a cider barrel a, the other;
and Ogle's speech, and collection of
Grtintx'e bachanaliert tons ef 1840,
were placed on tittle mahogony shelf,
near his right elbow. Ha had cap on
his head, upon which waa neatly placed
the comb and gills of a Shanghai roos
ter, the spurs w ere -put upon hit wrists,
tnd the wings adorned his legs; while
the bright feathers of the tail were beau
tifully fitted to the skirts of his cott!
We left a correct liknets of Greiner, as
he-appeared on the occasion, with to
editor of the Statesman, who it now au
thorized to place it at the bead of tb.it
article if he copies it. When the sen
tinel informed Greiner that we wer
present in the anti room, be thought,
first, that we were spy, second, that
we were sent on mission of comprom
ise;and confirmed in the aecond thpnght,
he give a shrill crow, which startled ot
like Gabriel's trumpet,' and ordered tht
door to be thrown open! ' ". '.
As we entered we regarded tht group,
and were astonished to find to many of
the old silver-gray whigs in attendance,
mixed up promiscuously with free-soil
ers, temperance men and doggery keep
ers. So great was our astonishment,
that we forgot the usual sal utation, ant
was puzzled to know whether in tAat
degree, we should raise our head to hear
en, or point to the Star Spangled Bau-
ner, and ronnskin. Instantly a doztn
voices railed for 'the salute,' 'the sa
lute,' but we stood unmoved and una
bashed, until 'he noise had subsided,
when we told the President that we had
conscientious scruples against worship
ing idols, and that we would rather bow
down 10 me goiuen -can, or any oioer
calf, than to that roos'.tr, and instant
ly took our seat. Here then was a quan
dary! Some doubted our being t Know
No'hing, while others thought re knew
too much! Such glances at wtrs ex
chaged among the faithful, we never
saw before but felt prepared for any
thing. I hry eared to turn us out, and
vtared not transact business with us in;
so '.here was a dead halt! To clear theit
minds, we culled for pen, ink and paper,
and addressed a note to the President in
figures, upon reading which, he said,
all right brethern, proceed to business.'
The first brother who arose was Colonel
M., an old line whig, who said he had
some doubts about the propriety of pro
ceeding in our presence, that although
we might be a good Know Nothing,
were not t citizen of that city, and it
they were discussing the subject of nom
inations for city officers, he proposed to
postpone that subject until anbther
meeting, Brother V. S , then moved
an adjournment, which was carried, and
' lost the fun we anticipated. But
as we retired, brother. Greiuer, laying
off his regimentals, took us by tht arm,
and we had a long walk and talk! He
said they had their own troubles that
since the free soilers had cheated tha
silve geys, by orgniizing a new Coun
cil last fall, takins in Galloway, who
had been twice rejected by ihe original
Council, and then put him on their tick
et for Congress, there was no real unity
among them. The present difficulty
was, that the temperance' men. V. S .
and others, wanted a city ticket pledg
ed to the Maine Law, which, was bitter
ly opposed by brothers M H-- ,
li , and others. He hoped, however,
that their iuate hatred of the plangy
Dutch, would enable them to unite..
But he feared the B'hoys in the order
would get up t separate K. N. ticket, and
by taking soma of other parties, tlect
By this time we had arrived at Hess
elmeirs, on Fourth street, where tha
'Sag Nichts' were 6a id to be in session,
and we invited Greiner to go in and
join, tie Hesitated at first, but we fin
ally got him into the larger beer saloon,
and stepping out a moment, we gara
some members of the order the wink,
when they adjourned the real council,
organized a sham meeting, and bringing
nut the beer in large quantities, organ
ized with Sheriff Miller as President.
At the first degree, Greiner was made to
drink a large glass of lager beer, and re
peat 'Sag JXicht' three times. At tht
second he drank another glass, and said
'A'ieAt Sag' three times at the third
degree he said 'Nothing Enow," three
tin.es, and swallowed another glass of
beer and at the fourth and last degree
he said A'ou Nothing' three timet,
and swallowed another glass of beer.
By this time he was fully initiated, and
we left him clinging to the counter, hur
rahing for 'Joel' he 'can beat Sum.'
This accounts for the manner Greinet
became acquainted with the proceedings
which he has so graphici detailed in the
Journal of Tuesday. -Sag Nichts.' .
P. S. When next Greiner betrays
confidence, and reports proceedings of
secret meetings, he must remember that
we know something! .
An advocate having lately gained a
suit for a poor young lady,she remark
I have nothing to pay you with,sir,
but my heart.'
Hand it over to the clerk, if you
please, 1 wish no fee for myself,- ha
Railroad Scene. Mr. Engineer,
is there any danger?' ... . . ,, i : .:
Of what, Madam?' .--:. A
Of the steam's bustin'?' '
'No, Mann the only things that
bust' on this locomotive, are the boil
er and engineer.'
It appears the old lady had been on
a "train" before. . . ,
The following oath was administered
to a little boy ten year of age, in the
Massachusetts Legislature, chosen to
do up documents: - "You do solemnly
swear to support the Constitution of the
United States, and of this State, and
to fold papert to the best of your abili
ty, to help jrott God.
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