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TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 1840.
CARD. 'he undersigned tenders his most grateful
thanks to the firemen and citizens of Washington, for their ex
e,lions in protecting l.i. properly Iron, on^turjay
Baltimore, 14th April, IS4O.
From the best consideration of the subject,
which we can give, the state ol the Presi
dential election, may be set down as follows:
For Gen. Harrison, —Vermont 7
Massachusetts 14
R. Island 4
Connecticut 8
New Jersey 8
New York 42
Deleware 3
Maryland 10
Ohio 21
Indiana 0
Kentucky 15
Illinois 5
Michigan 8
making—l 49
For Mr. Van Burcn—Maine 10
N. Hampshire 7
Arkansas 3
Mississippi 5
Georgia 11
Alabama 7
S. Carolina 11
six states giving 54
Doubtful Pennsylvania 30 j
Missouri 4
Tennessee 15
Louisiana 5
N. Carolina 15
Virginia 23
It will thus be seen that the whole electo
ral vote is 295, and that taking all the stales,
asumed as certain for Gen. Harrison, he will
be elected bv a single vote —that should he lose
New York, and carry Pennsylvania and \ ir
ginia he will be elected by twelve vote and
3hould be lose Maryland and New York, be
must get Tennessee, or North Carolina, on j
some other state in addition to Pennsylvania
and Virginia, to be elected.
We ask our readers to examine this table as
sensible men. We ask them to look at the Vir
ginia Electoral ticket, and ponder for a moment 1
on the names oft hose who compose it. Wehappen
to know the political opinions of thirteen of the j
twenty-three, and of that thirteen, eleven were !
original friends of General Jackson, and State \
rights men. When we go into Ohio, Kentucky,
Indiana, Illinois, North Carolina, and the South,
we will find many who were originally for Jack
son and State rights men, who are now among
the most active and zealous supporters of Gene- i
ral Harrison, and we know that there are many
others who, if they can be induced to hear argu- i
ment and believe facts, will swell the number,
and who are deterred by apprehensions, that
Gen. Harrison, if elected, will be under the in
fluence of men, whose political opinions and
principles they disapprove; whose objections are
not to what they know him to be, but to what
they fear he may become, under the influences
that will surround him.
It is important that honest prejudices and pa- J
triotic fears should be met and quieted and all
that we ask is a calm and dispassionate conside-1
ration of the circumstances under which Gen'l. j
Harrison is put in nomination.
He is pledged to serve but one term. This is,
of itself, a great reform and should go far to
quiet honest fears. If he declines serving a se
cond term, because he desires to set an example
to others who come after him, and declines using
the patronage of the Government to promote his
own election, that is the strongest guarantee that
he could give, that he will not prostitute his high
office to elect a successor. Gen. Harrison was
selected by the people, in opposition to executive
influence, and his election will be a triumph of
popular sentiment which he will not disregard.
He will come into office free from any and all
commitments,—he will be at liberty to select his
cabinet from the ablest and best men in the coun-
try, and he will do so.
This is his strong ground, and those who de-'
sire to conciliate his good opinion will best pro
mote that end by endeavoring to promote harmo
ny and good will,—and especially by discoura
ging every thing which tends to excite old party
jealousies and resentments. The objection urged 1
against the Whig party is, that it consists of dis
cordant materials. This, to some extent, is true;
but to that extent it proves that there has been a
generous surrender of private preferences, and
some concession, even of political opinions, for
the good of the country. No man can expect all
other men to adopt his opinions in all things
there must be concession and compromise, and
it is in that spirit alone that we Can triumph.—
Then let us invite all into our ranks who lore
their country. Let us carefully avoid all contro.
versy that may unnecessarily divide us and weak
en our energies. He who eomes in at the elev
enth hour may turn the scale in our favor, and a
(ingle vote may secure our triumph. Let our ri
ralry be as to who can do most for the country,
relying with confidence on the wisdom and good
sense of the people for the future. Let us, while
we maintain our own preferences and opinions
with firmness, act in that spirit ot kindness and
moderation that will convince our neighbors ol
our sincerity and fairness. By that means they
will listen to us; and while such a course will
cultivate good will and harmony among our
selves, it will tend greatly to induce all patriotic
men to unite with us. "Let us be united for the
sake of the Union."
We have received an interesting letter front
our Washington correspondent on the Seneca
Treaty, written as will be seen from its date, in
anticipation of the promulgation o( that treaty
bv the President. It is unavoidably poatpon"
part ol our paper of to-day is taken up by the
eloquent address, delivered by Judge Hanson,
belbre the State Whig Convepliou. We are
sure that of ourselves, we could lurnish noth
ing so acceptable to our readers. The pun
gent satire and biting sarcasm, called forth re
peated acclamations, during its delivery.
I We learn from Washington, that the news
from Maine, is more pacific. Upon the question
of boundary, under the treaties of 83 and 1815,
tve are so manifestly right, that any attempt to
enforce her claim, on the part ol Great Britian,
especialy if she refuses to refer the location of
the line, to a third and friendly Power, would
be so cl.arly wrong on her part, that the judg
j ment of the world would be against her. Not
so if war, be provoked hv the.authoritiesor the
1 people of Maine on the question ol occupanny
jad interian . This would be, to involve the
whole question a colaterial issue, and on which
argument, if not the facts, might be against us.
Great Britain cannot much longer de.av her
final action on the main question, and it is
believed that the authorities of Maine, acting
under the advice of the goverement at Wash
ington, will carefully avoid collision.
"Truth is mighty, and it will prevail,"
When Gen. Harrison was first nominated,
it was charged, and great efforts have been
made to prove, that he is an abolitionist. It is
greatly to the credit of the people ol Baltimore >
and we hail it as one of the most auspicious
signs of the times that, at a large and respec
table meetting of the friends of M. Van
Buren, field last week, in Baltimore county,
at Govans Town, comprising many Slave
Holders of the county, after the meeting wa s
organised, Mr. Richard Frisby (one of the In.
solvent commissioners for the Uity and county)
offered a series of Resolutions asserting, among
otherjhiiigs that the Hero of Tippecanoe is an
abolitionists; whereupon a pronienent mem
ber of their own party, a Mr. Ware, rose and
denied that Gen. Harrison is an abolitionists,
and in a spirited and eloquent speech, refuted
the charge, and sustained and fortified his posi
tion with so many facts, that the Resolutions
were veted down by themeeting. This is a most
strikingand gratifying sign—it is a sign tha t
the people are takingjthe election nto their own
hands; and we may hope that the time is at
hand when the mandate of the Globe, will
cease to be the law of public opinion.
—The Wheeling Times of Saturday morning
brings us the following cheering accounts of the
recent township elections in Ohio- The hero of
North Bend will not be deserted by his friends
at home, as we find the case every day with Mr.
Van Buren.
St. Clairsville. —Whig all through. Hereto
fore loco.
Montgomery, Franklin Co. —Harrison majori
ty 570 —last Id 11 110.
Franklin tp.— Whig majority 50—in '36 the
Whig majority was 24.
Hamilton tp— Whig vote 4, to 1 Van Buren.
Jefferson County, S'eubenville (p.—Van Buren
majority 15. Van Buren majority in '36,166.
Cross Creek tp. —Whig ticket all elected. Last
year loco foco.
Wells tp All Whigs elected. Van's majority
48 in 1836.
Smith field tp.—Whig majority 100. Harrison's
in '36, 45.
Wayne tp.—V anttes carried it by 7 votes—in
, 1836 by 98 votes.
The whole Whig gain as far as heard from in
I Jefferson county, is 391. The county is no doubt
I redeemed. A change of fifty more votes in the
I remaining six or eight townships, will more than
do the work. '
Wcllsville, Columbiana Co. elected the whole
i hog Whig ticket. In 1836 Van Buren had it.
The Whig majority at the late election in
I Cincinnati was 1663. Gain since last fall 912.
This is sufficient to show something of the re
sult of the late township elections in Ohio. We
have counted on 15,000 majority in Ohio. This
J election warns us to wet it higher. 20,000 at the
VAN BI REV AT IOME. —The local elections in
New York State have thus far resulted most fa
vorably for the Whig cause.
A gain of 5000 votfs —or a Slate lost to Mr.
Van Buren. —One important fact should not be
forgotten, in relation to the Connecticut election
—namely, that at the Presidential contest of 1836,
that State gave her electoral vote for Van Bu
ren, by a majority of 500 votes. She is now Whig
by a majority of 4500! We here have a change
of eight electoral votes—equal to sixteen —and of
5000 popular votes.— Penn. Inquirer.
Proceedings of the Harrison State Convention of
Maryland, assembled at Baltimore city, on
Thursday, April 9th, ISIO.
The Convention was called to order by George
R. Richardson, upon w hose tnoiion ROBERT W.
BOWIE, of Prince George's county, was chfcen
to preside as Chairman, with a view to the or
ganization of the Convention. Mr. Bowie was
then conducted to the chair by the delegation re
presenting his county. Upon the motion of the
same gentleman, JOSEPH H. NICHOLSON of Anna
polis city, was chosen Secretary of the Conven-
The Secretary proceeded to call the Delega
tions from the several counties ot the State, when
the following gentlemen appeared and answered
to their names. All the counties were represent
ed except Cecil and Alleghany.
Anne Arundel county-Thomas Hood, J. S.
Williams, Nicholas R Worthington, Charles
Waters, Benjamin E. Gantt, Richard Sellman.
Annapolis City —Joseph II- Nidi old son.
Baltimore county —William S. \N inder, Sam
uel Farlcer, George Harry man, John Weihered,
Caleb D. Goodwin. T _ _
Baltimore City—John MeKim, Jr., George R.
Richardson, John Glass, 1 homas Kelso, Chas.
W. Hanson.
Calvert county —Benjamin 1 each.
Caroline county —Aaron M. Ariel, Ignatus B.
Newton, Joseph Mobery.
Carroll county— Jacob Mathias, Joshua C.
Guest, Nicholas Dorsey.
Dorchester county—William T. Goldsborough,
Reuben Tall, Noah Dickenson, Aaaron Rich
Frederick county—haze Baugher, William P.
Jones, Grafton Hammond, Dr. Thomas Spring
er, James L. Davis.
Harford county— William B. Bond, Jacob A
Preston, Charles H Rate, David G. McCoy.
Kent county —Edward Wilkins,Thomas Walk-
er, William McLane.
Montgomery county —William M. Steuart,
George C. Patterson. Richard Holmes, Thomas
J. Bowie, Thos. T. Wheeler.
Prince George'/: county —William T. Wootten,
Robert W. Bowie, Osborn Sprigg, Charles Cal
Queen Anne's county —Thomas Ashcom, John
Brown, D. C. Hopper Emory.
Somerset county— Richard Lemon, Samuel W-
Jones, George S. Atkinsou.
St. Mary's county— Henry Sewell, Arthur
Coad, Jno. Beam, Bennet Taylor, Robert Thom
son, WilliamS. Crane, Thomas Loker, Willi
am L. Smith.
Talbot county —Nicholas Goldsborough, John
Harrington, John Bosnian Kerr.
Washington county —Otho H. Williams, Wil-
William B. Clarke," Alexander Neill, Andrew
Worcester county— William H. Wailes, Ed
wid Foreman, Geotge M. Upshur, Littleton
Dennis, Jr. .
A motion was then made that the Chair ap
point a Committee to consist of one Delegate
from each county to report officers for this Con
vention. The motion being adopted, the Chair
appointed the foilhwing gentlemen:—Henry Sew
ell, Thomas Walker, Thomas Hood, William
S Winder, Nicholas Goldsborough, David G.
McCoy, Aaron M. Arlett, William M. Sieuari,
Jacob Mathias, Richard Lemon, Win. T. Golds
borough, William T. Woolton, Thomas Ash
com. Wm. H. Wailes, Grafton Hammond, John
McKim, Jr., Otho H. Williams.
The Committee, after a short absence, report
ed the following gentlemen as officers of the
ROBERT W. BOWIE, of Prince George's
Vice Presidents,
JOHN MCKIM, Jr. of Baltimore city.
THOMAS HOOD of Anne Arundel county.
DR. RICHARD LEMON of Somerset counly.
JOSEPH H. NICHOLSON of Annapolis city.
WILLIAM B. CLARKE of Washington county.
On motion it was ordered, That the President
of the Convention appoint a Committee to con
sist of one Delegate from each county, to report
subject matter for the consideration of the Con
vention. The President appointed the following
Charles W. Hanson, John S. Williams, Reu
ben Tall, Edwin Foreman, Alexander Neill, Jo
seph H. Nicholson, Arthur Coad, John Bosman
Keir, Wm. V. Wootten, Raines L.Davis, Wm.
M. Steuart, Ignatius B. Newton, Samuel W.
Jones, D. C. Hooper Emory, Wm. B. Bond, Ja
cob Mathias, John Wethered.
Upon motion of Col. Wm. T. Wootten, the
Convention adjourned to meet at 3J o'ciock, P.
The Convention met at the hour appointed,
and was called to order by the Piesident, when
the Committee reported the following resolu-
Resolved, That a State Central Committee of
twenty-one resident in the city of Baltimore, be
appointed by the President of this Convention,
clothed with full powers to superintend and di
rect the political movements of the friends of
HARRILON and TYLER in reference to the Presi
dential and other elections of the ensuing fall—
that -even of the Committee constitute a quorum
i —that the chairman of each county committee
to be hereafter appointed, be ex-officio a member
of such Central Committee. Said committee to
I have power to fill any vacancy that may occur.
Resolved, That this Convention recommend
the appointment in each 6ounty of a committee.
Tha' it lie the duly of the officers of the county
committees to hold constant correspondence with
the State Central Committee. They should meet
frequently during the canvass, be careful to visit
their Post Onices, and upon receiving pamphlets,
papers or oiner communications from the Cen
tral C<-nmit'ee, to distribute them with the ut
most ii tuatry. They should be empowered to
mat. • all county matters in relation to the can
vass and to organize committees of vigilance to
out the voters at each election, as well as
to atu vl the polls and see that the elections are
fair! inducted.
R'-.'Jred, That the county committees should
espe .-hy appoint a District committee for each
election district within their respective counties.
The-' District committees should be charged
part, nitrly with the distribution of all pamph
lets, papers, Ac. which may be sent to them from
the county committee*; and, with a view to this
duty, the District committees should procure co
pies of the poll books of their respective districts,
and parcel out the names on the same amongst
their run members, having reference to local
position, so that each member of a Dwtrict coro
niittee may be able to distribute publications a
monest a convenient number ot voters tn his
neighborhood, whereby every man on the poll
b 'y^o™rd, b Tha' r the Central committee should
publish, to the extent of the means at their dispo
sal, pamphlets and tracts, calculated to convey to
the public mind the most accurate and useful
knowledge of public affairs. They should pro
clue as many well conducted as pos
sible, and circulate them rmongst the people
and should keep up such a wi h
the County committees as may enable them b
produce the greatest vigor and concert m the ac
lion of the party. For the purpose distribu
tion, the Central committee should employ si
cial messengers when necessary, anil should al
low no obstacles to prevent the rapid an w i
diffusion of the publications they may tlnnk pro
per to circulate. , .
The Electoral candidates should all be nomi
nated before the first of June; they should visit as
many counties as possible, not confining them
selves to their own districts.
Reunited, That this convention further re-nm
mends to the several counties of the State to Hold
frequent assemblages of the friends of Harrison
and Tyler during the ensuing summer and lall.
President presented a communication
from the Delegates of Cecil county, which was
read; and on motion of Wot. M. Steuart, ordered
that it be entered on the journal of the proceed
ings, that the absence of the Delegation from
Cecil is occasioned by their attendance Vin ihe
court now in session in said county.
On motion of Win. McLean, ol Kent, the con
vention adjourned, to meet on Friday morning,
at eleven o'clock.
The convention met at 11 o'clock. After be
ing called the President announced to the con
vention the following named gentlenmen, to con
stitute the State Central committee.
Samuel Jones, Jr. John S. Ridgely,
Nathaniel F- Williams, Abraham G. Cole,
James Grieves, Wm. R. Jones,
Hugh Birkhead, Geo. R. Richardson,
Wm. M. Chesnut, James Frazter,
George W. Krebs, Asa Needham
James Harwood, Wm. H. Gatchell,
Thomas Yates Walsh George M. Gill,
Gustav W. Lurman, Samuel McLellan,
Charles H. Pitts, Ncilson Poe.
John P. Kennedy. , , ~,
Mr. McLean, of Kent, submitted the following
resolution, which was unanimously adoptedp
Resolved, That the members of this convention,
delegated from counties which have not, as yel,
appointed their Ceutral committees, be instruct
to urge upon the citizens ot their respective conn
ties the necessity of Mich organization, and forth
with, upon such organization, to report them
selves to the State Central Committee.
The following resolution was offered by Wm.
M. Steuart, of Montgomery, and unanimously
Resolved, That the members of this convention
mutually pledge to each other to use their most
zealous and unremitted exertions to earry out to
successful issue, the measures which have here
been adopted, and until the day of election w ill
enter upon a generous rivalry who shall do most
in the common cause.
Win. B. Bond, of Harford, submitted the fol
lowing resolution, which was unanimously a
dopted :
Resolved, That this convention most heartily
concur in the nomination of Gen. H. Harrison
and John Tyler, as the Whig candidates for the
office of President and Vice President of the
United States. —That in Gen. Wm. H. Harri
son we recognize the skilful and gallant com
mander who has often led the armies of his
country to vietoiy and to glory—as the able and
faithful statesman, who, having passed through
various high and responsible civil offices, has left
no one act upon which his bitterest enemies can
justly cast a shade of censure—That in John 1 y
ler we recognize the able and steady friend of the
constitution, the ready advocate of all measures
tending to the best interests of our country.
Upon the adoption of the above resolutions the
convention was severally addressed by Wm. S.
Winder, Edwin Foreman, Wm. B. Bond and
Wm. B. Clarke, delegates from the counties of
Baltimore, Harford, Washington and Worcester,
reporting the progress of Harrisonian principles
within their limits, each representing the enthu
siasm of their citizens in the glorious cause of
Harrison and reform.
The convention then adjourned to meet at 4
P. M. On reassembling, at that hour, it was ad
dressed with great zeal and ability, by the Hon.
Mr. Bozman Kerr then submitted the follow
ing resolution:
Resolution, That the thanks of this convention,
be'tendered to the President and other officers,
for the able and dignified manner in which they
have presided over the deliberations of the Har
rison State Convention.
The resolution being adopted, a motion was
made that the proceedings of the convention be
signed by its officers and published in the news
papers of the State friendly to the Harrison
On motion of WRA. M- Steuart, the convention
adiourded sine die.
R. W. BOWIE, President.
THOMAS HOOD 1 y jce p res idents.
Gentlemen— The following resolution was adop
ted at a late- meeting of the Committee charged
by the Whigs of Baltimore. with the duty of pre
paring for the receptioa of the National Con
vention. , . . ,
"Resolved , That a Committee of twenty-four
gentlemen be now appointed,.who shall be called
"The Committee of Reception"—ana whose duty
it shall he to give immediate notice throughout
the Union, of the nature and purpose of their ap
pointment —to request that every member of the
Convention, on reaching the city of Baltimore
will report his name and Post Office to the
Committee of Reception; and to aid such dele
gates as may net succeed in procuring accommo
dations, by directing them to the public houses,
boarding houses, or to the residences of such cit
izens as may be willing to ettend to them the
hospitalities of their abodes."
The undersigned have been appointed the
Committee of Reception, under this resolution;
which they publish, as the most effectual mode
of affording to the Delegates from all parts of the
Union the notice which it dirfcls to be given.
Ist Ward—A. Herald, James P. Stafford.
|3d •< Nicholas L. Daahiella, B. W. Herring.
3d " A. W. Bradford, Jesse D. Reid
4th " William P. Cole, Thomas Mullen.
sth " John Buck, Edward Mitchell.
tlth " Wm. Steward Appleton, Elisha
7th " Neilson Poe, Joshua Jones.
Bth " Thos. Sheppard,jr., Alex. Gould, jr.
•Jth " Oliver Novris, George Cox.
10th " St. Geo. W. Teackle, Jos. C. Manning
11th " Thos. G. Pitts, O. Horsey Jr.
Pith " Wm. P. Stewart, Dr. Jno. R. Piper.
The committee have taken a parlour at the
Eutaw House, corner of Eutaw and Baltimore
strets, where they will attend on Friday, the
first, Saturday, the second, and Monday, the
fourth of May , for the purpose of welcoming:
their political brethren who may come to tie
cit> on mission of patriotism and public spirit,
otherwise carrying out the instructions
under which they act.
A. W. BRADFORD, Chairman.
JOSHUA JONES, Secretary.
(X?-AII Whig; papers in the Union are re
quested to give a conspicuous place to this no
At a meetingof the Baltimore Central Com
mittee Room, North Bend, on Monday tb*i
13th April inst. it was
Resolved, That this Committee request the
members of the state Central Committee to
meet in this Room on this evening the 14lh
inst. at 5 o'clock.
In pursuance of the above resolution the
members of the State Central Committee are
requested to meet at the Committee Room,
North Bend, this evening at 5 o'clock.
By order.
GEO. W. CRF.BS, Sec'ry of City Gen. Com.
Dts**Ata meetingof the COMMTITREev
ARRANGEMENTS of the Voting Men's
National Convention held on Wednesday ev
ening at "North Bend," the following resolu
tions were passed and ordered to be published:
Resolved, That the several Tippecanoe Clubs
of the city be requested to have prepared and
painted such standards as th.ey may deem ap
propriate, in order that they may be properly
designated in the procession of the National
Resolved, That the Whig house holders it
the several wards of our city, be requested t®
open their houses to the members of the Na
tional Convention, so far as their convenience
will admit.
T YATES WALSH, Chairman.
that at a meeting of the young men of Dorchester,
two hundred delegates were appointed to the
Young Men's Convention to meet in this city on
the 4th of May.
There was an error in part of tho impression
of our paper, the Convention meet here on the
FOURTH instead of the fifth of May.
TIDE WATER CANAL—We learn with
regret, that considerable damage has been doDe
the Tide Water Canal by the heavy fall of rain,
on Saturday night last. There are four breach
es in the embankment, between this place, and
the Pennsylvania line, above that point but slight
damage has been done. The exact amount of
injury done I am not able to say, but it is suffici
ent to suspend the transmission of freight on the
line for some days. There are now twenty-one
boats in the Canal, ladened with wheat, corn,
flour, eoal and iron, I believe, principally for
your market. Every exertien is being made by
those who have charge of the work to put it un
der immediate repairs. It is thought if sufficient
force can be obtained, that it will be in opperation
by the 21st inst. — Pat.
A Convention of the Young Men of the West
ern States, friendly to General Harrison, will
assemble at Fort Meigs in June.
LATB FROM MEXlCO. —Captain Kimball, of the
Glide, arrived yesterday from Laguna, has fa
vored us with late intelligence from Yucatan.—
The news confirms that previously received.—
Campeachy, with a population of fourteen thous
and, still held out. The federalists had collected
together a force of three thousand men, and were
besieging the city. Laguna was taken possession
of by four men, on the Bth of March. It has a
population of about twenty-five hundred.—N. T.
FROM SINGAPORE.—Our advices are to
the 6th of December. There was some excite
men' there respecting the pepper trade. The
Dutch evinced a determination to seize and mo
nopolize the trade, as they have of late made one
of their friendly movements to the Pepper coast
of Sumatra; taken Barus, Honkaded, Sinkel and
Tapoos, and probably ere this, added them to
their conquests in the same island. Whether
the natives abandon their homes or not, still the
Dutch will keep the whole trade to themselves
and pepper will no longer be a lree article ia
their hands.
We learn that the late Philadelphia Methodist
Conference refused, by a nearly an unanimona
vote, to petition the General Conference to make
a change in the rules regarding slavery, so as to
interdict members from holding slaves. The sub
ject was brought before that body in acomnoat*
cation from the New iktgktad Conference.

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