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' ' OF '
the Whig National Convention,
" giving a brief history of the life
of General William Henri Har-
; rison. " ' ' - : . '
Mr Presidext:
. LibarinDr unier the influences of
a severe cold, which affxts both my
voice and head,, it will no be appre
hended that I shall detain the Con
vention by a long address. But, sir,
indisposed as I am, I must add my
approving voice to the just and mer
ited pUulits which have been pro
nounced from evry part of thts as
sntblv. on the distinguished son of
ths patriotic State of Kentucky. In
aJmiration of his talents, viitues, and
publi services, no man on this floor
goes further th n I do; mr does 'any .
one repeat them with more pleasure
and pride, They are the property
of the niiioti, and we all claim them
as ten in s in co nmon. Long" an I
ardently have I desired to see him in
the Presidentiil Chair, and many a
battle have I fought for the accom
plishment of that de.-i re. But few
men t n this flo r I ear more of the
scars of political warfare, received
in his defence than I do nor is there
one more willing to. h ve them in
"j, creased in future conflicts, should it
j Again bf come necessary to vindicate
his character or his cause. General
HARRISON entertains to wads him j
i, the s; me feelings, and has long ar
dently desired to see him at the he d
mi inc nation; n'r wouiu ne, nave
leen a randidate in 1836 had it not
been d stinctly announced that Mr
Clay had withdrawn from the can
.rass. - -
TheS.at3 of Ohio has witnessed
the honors. which have been paid to
that dis inguihed ci izen, in every
' part of the Union, with great delight
and h s been among the n st to ac
knowledge, or mo-c properly speak:
ing.to asse.t and vindicate their jus
tice; and here, in the presence of this
august assembly, we en 'orse them,
r itis.no doubt,"expected, sir, that
.thedeleg t'on of Ohio will say some
thing on this occasion in commend i
tion of their favorite son, on whom
this Convert ion has just bes owed
ne among the highest honors to
which the ambition of man can as
pire, a unanim us nomination for the
' first office in the gift of a free and
powerful na ion. I hope, sir, I shall
not be charged with vanity "when I
say hat" I have been his intimita
companion and friend for mo:e than
" f0?X years. The free and contin ued
intercourse thallias existed between
'us for so long a period, must neces
sarily enable me to speak with , some
.confident as to his character, ac
quirements, and co irse of life.
He is a native cf the 4'Old Do
minion," and is an h nor to the State
which gavo him birth. : He is a son
:f Governor Harrison, of Virginia,
who was a patriot if theRevolu ion,
and a signer of the Declaration of
Independence, proclaimed by the
Continental Cvngre.-s in 1776 by
which solemn act he pledged "his
life,- his fo?tune, and h:s sacred hdn
or," to maintain th t declaration, and
fee noblyredeeined his-pledge. ; Hisr
on, of whom I n iw speak, inherited
from his Maker, an ardent, active,
penetratin g-" mi ni -fa r, ve ry f r, a-aotc-mediocrity.
That mind has
heeti improved by a. classic 1 educa
tion, under th best instructo s of that
hy, it has been stored with valuable
and useful knowledge, literary, sci
.etiflc, and 'hit ricaL - You can
carcely nara aa important subject
co which he hw not read an 1 reflec
H and on which he cannot write
nd converse with faci ity and clear
wsf. He. is a: good belles-' lettres
echolara readyt correct, and strong
niter, and must be ranked wherever
ft is kn o wn, i n , th e class,of men w ho
tre most distinguished for improved
al cuhivattd iatellecC - In the finer
Jjualiti of- tho bear U -i no man can
iUy.cla.irrva- prefejence. To bor
roW the strong, expressive language
Tny friend, Gov. -Mctcalf, ;- "Harri
.lon haa an- expand heart, and-' it is
Iwayi ia:.the rightTplarc'S "Tho'.
bave as Napoleon, he haxv much . of
Uie mljk of . human kindness. Ben-etl-'Jt?
aridVdV.re 16 b.'tter the
1. ; TO
condition of the whole human familv. Dre
dominate in his sou', and are constantly for'
cing themselves into action. . In dress, he is
plain and unostentatious in manners, affa
ble and unassuming, . When seen engaged
on his farm, which is his daily employment;,
and necessarily followed to obtain his daily
bread, you cannot distinguish him, by the
appearance of his dress, from any of his
brother farmers who are laboring in the vi
ciniiy. His house is open to all, and its hos
pitalities free for a 1, whether high or lowV
rich "or poor. It is not exaggeration Jwhea
I say, believe me, sir, it is not poetry or fic
tion,: when I say,' if he had but one dollar, he
would na', because he could not, refuse to di
vide it with a friend in distress.
In politics, he has always been a Demo
cratic Repub ican of the school of Wash
ington,' Jefferson, and Madison; he detests the
agrarian, iiifidei principles which are gain
ing power and influence at the present day,
and resists the doctrine that rhe spoils belong
to the vi tors, and that "an execu ive or min
isterial officer of government may assume
the responsibility of construing the Consti
tution and Laws of the coun.ry for selfish
or pariy purposes. - -
These -statements, sir, are not surmises,
nor w re they taken on trust they are ath
ered from his long life of civil and military
service, and have been seen by all who have
observed him, either at the head of the army
in the gubernatorial chah in the halls
of legislation, or in a diplomatic station.
In 1791, this distinguished son of the ven
erable signer of the De laration of Indepen
dence was engaged in the study of medicine,
under the care of Dr. Rush, of Philadelphia.
Hearing of the murders committed by the
Indians, on the defenceless inhabitants of the
Northwestern- frontier, hercsolved to go to
their relief. At his request," his guardian
an I fi icnd, Rubert Morris, of revolutionary
memory, "obtained for him from President
Washingt n,'an ensigncy in the axmy of the
Unittd State. With, this parchment in his
pocket he hastened to Cincinna i, but did not
reach it til! St. Clair had marched into the
Indian country: by which providential event
he was not on the bloo !y field where so many
of hisfe'Iow officers "and "soldiers found a
premature grave. The fi st tour of milirary
duty he" performed, was m the succeeding
winter, when he marched through the snow
on foot at the he -d of his detachmen, with
hi3 knapsack upon h's back, to the fatal battle-field
to inter the bones of the - lain. Th s
was his first military fervice." We find him
afterwards in 1774, an' Aid-de-camp of the
gallant Wayne, distinguishing himself in
the battle of the Rapids of the Maumee,
whee, for his bravery and good conduct, He
received the thanks of the Commander-in-Chief,
communica'ed to the army in general
orders. In 1795 he was engaged in making
the treaty of Greenville, under the superin
tendence of Gen. Wayne, which tetminatpd
the Indian war. Ho was soon after appoint
ed Commandant of Fort Wa-hinton and
had the management of th public property,
chiefly col'ectel at that post..
Early in 1798, the object being accom
plished, which, prompted him to join the
army he resigned his commission and re
moved to his farm. The next military en
terprise in which we find him engaged, was
the expedition to Tippecanoe. The treaty
which he had then lecently made with the
Indian tribes had been violated .Tee.umseh,
admitted by alU t be the most intrepid war
rio and the most talented chief of the. age,
had prevailed on the tribes who were par
ties to that treitv, to refuse its execution, and
for tha "mirnose of insuring the success of
his project, was attempting to form a union
among all the tribes, from the lakes to the
Gulf of Mexico. He had visited the nth
ern t:ibes and bad secured their co-operation
and w s negotiat ng with thosj of the south
for the same purpose. 'Harris n; who was
aware of his pi n, anl'that he was actually
engaged in the successful execution, of it,
was not i Ie, He communicated the facts
to Mr Madison,, seating what wou d be the
consequence of permitting "it to be comple
ted. The President promptly placed the
4:h regiment' under the command of Hir-
rison: then G vernor of Indiana: ordered
him to raise fbur hundred volunteers, and
proceed to the Indian coun'ry. The order
was so promptly obeyed, that our gallant
little army of 800 men arrived at Tippeca
noe refore Tecumseh had returned from the
South. , When Harrison reached the " settle
ment twelve hundred warriors h .d already
assembled. He sent for the Chie's; they
came to his camp; he told them their Great
Father had not sent him to fight, b it t settle
their "complaints amicably;, and he invited
th. m torn et him in council; they pr mised
to da so the next day, -Vnd then-returned to
their village. As soon as. they were g ne,
he ,' old his oflieers he knew f om iheic.l .n
guage and behavior that they-intenled to at
tack him before morning. Confident that
this was the counc 1 they meditated, he en
camped his: men in the order of battle, and
di ected his. men to liej down with, their
clothes on and theiY arms at their side.
His predictions oon became history: an hour
or two before day, in a "dirk foggy night,
theatt'ck was made with great furyv . The
conflict lasted nearly, two ho ir., and- until
dayligbt e.iabled him to see the pbsi ion of
the Iniurivnrhen a vigorous' charge was
ordered which "terminated in their defeat and
A f ?n nrL I ne: armr tnsr. m jjun ?a to ine
i-il la re and destroyed it.
t- . , i-t
Ve mav
aniiia uii iiiis was iuc iJisiK instance in
which American troops have'sustained them
selves against a superior force, of Indians in
a night attack of two hours, contin uance.
As a fruit of this victory, the treaty was pre
served and the peace and. safety of the fron
tier secured. It was from this battle, so
important to' the Government and people of
Indiana,, and so, brilliant in th'e"mode .of its
achievement, against a desperate foe, that
General Harrison derived the appellation o
the "Hero of Tippecanoe." .
The savages on the . fronties of Indiana,
have thus been Uefeated and scattered, -and
the Governo hearing that they were taking
skelp s and breaking up the setleraents on the
frontier of Ohio, resigned his-commission as
Governor, and superintendant of Indian af
fairs, together writh. their emoluments, re-,
pairing to" Cincinnati, and volunteered in
our defence. In a few months he succeeded
in startering the si vages on . our borders; a -p.trtt
f them he drove to the lakes, and the
residue he compelled to remove to a place of
safety within our se tlements. -By this ope
ration, the settlers on our frontier were re
lieved from danger and hundreds who had
fled o the denser settlements of the S ate for
protection, returned to their improvements
and occupied them in safety. A person
who h 's not the accurate knowledge of the
condition of the Norwestem portion oi Ohio,
at the time of ths late war, when it was an
unbroken wilderness, without inhabitants,
other than aborigines -without . roads,
Jridges,, ferries, or improvements ot any
lind, cannot form an idea' of the diffic ikies
General Harrison encountered, in feeding,
sustaining and keeping together his army.
The difficulties and perplexities which be
set him during all his campaigns are known
t but few, and cann t be justly appreciated
by any; yet by unceasing activity and by the
efforts of his powerful mind, tie overcame
them all. But .it. is impossible to dwell on
minutias a volume would not contain the
half ot such a detail. . Prpssen d iwn by all
these difficulties he kept the fie'd; he never
dispaired for a-. moment; and such; was the
confidence reposed in hi bravery and s'ull,
bv both officers anh so'die-s, that their spirits
never flagged theirp. hopes never s ink:
It is not generally known that the fleet built
at Erie, by which the command of the Lakes
was obtained was a project recommenced by
General Harrison, and that it was adopted
by Mr. Madison, in consequence of his un
bounded confidence in the prudence and
sourd judgement of him who proposed it
Before the period of wich I am now speak
ing. General Harrison had been appointed
Maj r General in the milit:a of Kentckv,
by o law of that State, and had been appoin
ted a M vjor General in- the army of the
United States, by .Mr. Madison. ; -
Passing over a multitude of affairs of
similar moment, le me point your attention
to the memoriable seige of Fort Meigs: that
work of defence consisting of a mud em
bankment and an enclosier of piquets, was
defended triumphantly, and successfully by
about 'thousand men for miny days) (if I
mistake not, seven or eight,) against the at
tack of Proctor, who commanded an army
of British and Indian?, at le st four times
the number of the beseiged which was fur
nished vith all the materials necessary for,
the occasion. Such was the skill, the brave
ry, and the indefatigable effons of General
Harrison such was the success of the re
peated sallies he. made, that he compelled
the enemy to abmdonthe siege in despiir.
It is worthy of remark, that on the sec nd
day of the attck, Proctor sent an officer with
a flag, to demand the surrender of the post,
The grounds of the" demann were, that the
American force w.s too weak to defend the
works, aga:nst the overwhelming force of
the hesigers, and that General Proctor, was
anxious to save the effusion of blood. The
intrinned Harrison promptly rep ied: "If
General Proctor knows the usages of war,
as I am bouud to belie ve he does, he mus?
either have considered me ignorant of them,
or he must have intended an insult. It was
his d ity to make the deman l before he com
menced firing on the works. But, sir, said
he, go back and telK your General that I
kn-w my owm force, and hic,andthat I fehall
defend the works to the last ex:remi y.
Tell him further that if. he ever possesses
the Fort, he shall obtain it in a toay that
loill 'give him more honor-in. the estimation
of his Government than he could derive
from a thousand surrenders.11 Another in-
1 . t I C a! 4ft .1--
Ciaent .is also wormy .. oi uuiice: Aiier ine
enemy had retiird, a number of the Indians
who had left them; came into the frt and
stated, that a contract had been entered into
between Proctor; and Tec imseb, that as
soon as the fort surrendered, : which they
considered inevitable, Harris n shou'd be
given up to the Indians, to be disposed of as
they might see-proper. Harrison repied:
"Then General Proctor can be neither a
soldier nor a man.- But if it shaL ever be
his fate to surrender to me, his life shall be
pro eeted, but I willdress him in a pe ti oat,
and deliver him over o ths squaws, I cing
unworthy taass ciate .with men.": On this
story, sir, was fo:indedan infamoust slander
on General Harrison, and a base insult to
the ladies of Chilicothe, f bricated by a" per
Son,wh: se name I will not stoop to menti in,'
and pub ished by the administ ration press.
" It was ndt long after the successful defence
of this For that our hdn red riimtnee led
his "victimous army into Ftrt- Maiden,1 re
raptured Detroit and the Territory surrcn-
dered'-by the unfortunate H ill, and pursuing
meenemy.to tfte Thames, subdued the uni
ted forces of Proctor and Tecumseh and cap
tared ths entire British army '
The wan having been thus gloriously ter
minated in his own district? Harrison repair
ed to Erie and tendered -his- services to the
army in that quarter.- Unfortunately" the
Secretary of War was there, who felt some
private griefs unredressed, "and was more
over envious of the lawrels which General
Harrison had so dearly, but justly won, be
ing unwilling to . see another aided "to the
wreath, he ordered him to repa;r' to Ohio,
where he-had no. further duty ti perform,
having already brought the war to a. close
in that quarter. -The'drder was obeyed,
He returned to his family. and immeJiately
resigned his commission, declaring that he
could not honestly eat th b-ead of the Gov
ernment when he was denied the privilege
of rendering services in return. Here, sir,
terminated f re ver the brilian military career
of a hero who had won many victories, but
who never lost a battle. - - - ' j : '
Now, sir let us look at this distinguished
man in a political and private life Tme
forbids-to do nure th in name the'sta'ion he
has filled.; When he resigned his first com
mission, which was given him by the "Fa
ther of his County,1' he was appointed Sec
retary of the North, western Territory.
The Governor being then absent, he was
ex officio acting Governor, and ves ed'wkh
all the executive power of the Territory,
which- he executed -with giea prudence,
and to the approbation of the Government
and people. In 1799, the Territorial Ls
gisLnure, (myself being ona of them,) ap
pointed him the delegate to - represent the
Territory in the Congress of- the United
States. , His election had been opposed by
a. numerous class of men win had pu rchased
land from his father-in law,and had set led
on and improved t. They had failed to ob
tain a title from the vender, and -were at the
merey of Congress, liable to be disp ssessed
at any -moment. They wished to obt.in
pre-emption rights and other -indulgences.
It was the" interest and the anxious desire of
the vendor to defeat I heir object On l his
account they enlreated the Legislatu -e not to
aopoint.Mr. Harrison, believinar -that he
would be governed by the views of his fa
ther-in-law,' and oppose: the claims. He
was, not withstanding, chosen, and to the sur
prise of i hose men, he volunteered in iheir
cause, and, though a3ainst his own ultimate
interest, he procured for them the boon they
were so anxious to obtain.
At the same session he procured the pas
sing of an act requiring the public lands to
be s irveyed and sold in small tracts. ' Under
the former law, it was impossible for a poor
man to become a purchaser from Govern
ment he was compelled to purchase from
the speculator at an advance price. But by
the amendment, every rpoor man in the na
tion, if industrious might become an inde
pendant freeholder; and, sir, it is public his
tory that thousands of thousands have become
so, and every emigrant" who now removes
fo the west from any eart of the Union, has
the same privilege. The benefit which has
been derive! by the industrious poor, from
that successful effort of General Harrison, is
beyond the power of numbers -to compute.
Having accomplished these im ortant ob:
jec's in Congress, he resigned his seat and
was appointed Gove. nor. of Indiana. He
ad ninistered that government twelve years,
with such ability, benignity; and succe-s,
that a 1 that portion of its present population,
who resided there, under his alminl tra ion,
look up to him as the political father of their
State. . We next find him repres3nting the
people in the Legislature of Ohio then in
the Hous of. Representatives of -he United
States after wards in ihe Senate of the U.
States and lastly we see him the Ambas
sador of his Government.it the Court of tie
haughty Bolivar. In a .I these stations he
has receked from the government and the
people, plaudit of 'well done go d arid fi.th
ful servant' and' it may btr added, this has
been his vnly re ward. ? ;
V Suffer me to say here, that it is. the Vettled
and publick y expressed opinion: of General
Harrison, that no man. hovvever great,wi-e
an! go d, should be re-elected President of
these? United States. -To the provalence of
the.opposhe opinion he asc'ibesm st of the
corruption and strife which have agitated
and disgraced the nation and I add, that if
elected, he will enter on the duties of the
office, having no gritfs toayeng, ; and no b
ligationsrto fulfil, in relation to individuals.
And now sir what more can I add I
have attempted to throw a ray of light on the
almost forgotton life of one of the most'use
ful, virtuous and patriotic citizens our coun
try has ever p oduced. From an intimate
and confidential acquaintance with hirn, of
more than forty years standing, I c in speak
ex cathedra. The ingle fact, that after he
has held a 1 these offices with abundant dp
portunities of accumulating "wealth, at the
expense of his country, he h s r.eti red to
private -life comparatively poor, is enough:
to place hint on a lexl with A. istides. '
, Had he n thing m if e to" icomplain' of but
the blighting negligence of his own government,-
which has - compel ed him,; Cincin-natus-like,
to labour atitbe "ploughrj, for 'the
bread whHi feed hw famny.tiry'gn! B8 m
d ired. Bus sir, it is' riot so. inallaceh Vs'aV
sailed his cbaraoterv arii thousands who
kn iw hin not have innocently y ie lded to - ft
their assent. An attcmp to reLtc charges
against his bravery", would be as insulting to
him as it would be rediculuus in the eyes of
the world. Insinuations, have been made
injurious to his moral character; th se who
know: him personally, smile at the fo ly of
such effjrts; and let mc. say to all others,
that a man of purer moral habis does not
inhabit our land. When, everything else
fails.-vthey proclaim at the top of their voices
that he is afr jjnbecile old man. Si, I had
the pleasure of taifiJhim by the hand the
morning IIe"t home; scarcery.a week pass
es in which f do not see and convriyrtli
him, and let me assure you and this assem
bly, and the American people, that his mind
is as vigorous, as active, and as discrimi
nating' as it teas in Uie meridian of his days;
that he enjoys fine health, and all the bodi
ly vigor andsactivily which belo ngs, to a
man of sixty-jive or six-
Now, sir, let me attempt to give utterance
totheecstacy of j y an 1 delight which the
transactions of this day have produced
on my own mind. In common with all my
associates in this imposing assembly, I feel
thitour country is redeemed and saved
the sounds bf unity and concord which strike
the ear from every sat in the sacred temple;
the united declaration of entire acquaintance
in the result of our dehberati ns the en
thusiastic pledges, tendered by every mem
ber of this august - body, to devote himself,
heart and hand, to sustain the distinguished
individuals we are about to present to the.
pe iple as the man of our unanim s choise
the expression of joy tin the faces of so many
aged and venerable patrons, who have fin
ished their course in public life wh h ve
long since crossed'the meridian -are on their
donward course, and wi Tsoonpass the hor
rizon, to be seen here no more; 1 say, ir, to
hear such men testify, theiiv feelings of ap
probation, pledge their' zet?ous effor.s to ad
vance the causQ and proclaim their confi
dence in its triu r phant.su cc ess, produces sen
sation which cannot be described. To hear
the shouts of approbation the enthus astic
promises of exertion, and the confident pre
diction? of victory, from the. young and vig
orous portions of this body, is enough to in
; spire the inost confirmed stoic.: Jn short the
entire rnanifes ations of this day, so exciting,1
so cheeriug. have produced a general ecstacy
of delight, of vvhich those who have not wit
nessed the scene, and felt : the threat, ned
danger of disagreement in this body, as we
have done, - can form no. conception- For
one i must say, that although I am near the
tertninati n of the.p ophetic number of days
alio ted for the life of man, I have never in
that long period, witness such an imposing
spectacle. s I am almost ready , to repeat and
apply to myself the , pious exclamat'on of
the good t ld Simeon. , ; ; : .
Mr. President Is not this enough for one
day ? The -great object whi h b ought us
here from every part of the Union, is acrom
plished. The objedt was to produce unity
and harmony of act on in th- great s-truggle
we are on the eve of commencing a strug
gle to save the liberty, the mo: ra's and hap
iness of the people,. and to rescue, th.e consti
tution from the hands of the profligate men,
under whose management it is sinking to de
cay. " .This object, I repeat has been gained.
It is the opinion of every American, whose
principles have not been debased by the cor
rupt and corruptinginfluenceof the national
administration, that an effort should be made
to save the. nation; the.efl'ort has now been
mat-, and successful! made. The unity ? nd
zeal it has product, have accomplished half
the victory already, and will consumma eit
hereafter. It is .now manifest that we can
here, deeplyimpress with the importance of
the object at stake which is nothing hss
than the perpetuity of the glorious constitu
tion box ieathed by our lathers. . ,
AVe all knowt sir, that in such a struggle,
in a contest for such a" prize, w.e cannot af
ford to dispute and wrangle about minor mat
fers; and we have therefre offered up our
preferences on the altar of patriot sm. This
Convention has; carried put its professions,,
that it seeks the prosperity- and happiness of
the wh- le Union, and that it contends for
principles instead of men. Our choi-e has
not been restricted ,fbr want of material;
amongthe Whigs and .Conservatives of the
country there are a thousand enlightened
patriots, honest, capable and faithful, into
whose hands wemay safe'y commit the Hx
ecutive Government of the country.- From
such men we have made our. selection, and
now give to the nation, a united; unb okeh
pledge to support it ! We cannot, v taerefot
despair or permit our hopes to sink. There
is virtue enough in the nation to fave it.
After what we have accomplished, nothing
i wan'ed but unity, energy and confidence;
let these be put in requisition, and victory
will perch upon out standard, the constitu
tion will be savedr the purity pf .its adminis
tration Tostored, and we will transmit it to
our r.hilJren as we received it from-our
fathers. . I .ay we trill, because every gen
tinman on this floor, old and young,- stands
.pledged. to redeem the promise. Dejendori
it, sir, there is a conservative principle in
the great mas-'of-the: American people,
vhich may be called into, successful: action
by im:ted eflbrtVand I am now fully .pesua-i
deu that victorywilljcrou-n purffortSj:, since
we"have this day unrurled before the nation.
the. Union flagr inscribed w th. the motto of
ine non.ivir vvise, oi Virgin la, union igr
the sake of ilie .Union." . T ' -
Necrophobia, the new
Abolition isti.
mTise gi":n t-y the
. Conspicuous among the various objects d1"
interest collected at the "great assemblage
the people at Columbus on the 22d - of FeV
ruary. was a noble specimen of the American
Eagle. This national emblem la never seen
without exciting; proud and patriotic emo
tions in every American - bosom; and well
may. we exult when we recall the numerous
instances in which our country's ensign with
the Eagle for its emblem and Union as its
motto, has teen carried triumphantly by
stout hearts and strong arms amid the fierce
storm of the battle. Upon no occasion hs -the
ens gn been bme more ga'lantly, or
flo st more proudly than over the slight and
imperfect defences of Fort Meigs, when the
heroic, Harrison and his brava "citizen sol
diers repulsed the Tpeated and combined
assaults oi the English Procor, and the
more noble Indian Tec umthe amid the roar "
of artillery, the din of battle, and the fiercest
onslaught of the siege, a noble Eagle wing
ed iUigorous flight thro' the canopy of
s:noke, over the heads of the American army.
The glorious bird of our country was wel
comed with enthusiastic huzzas, as the sure
omen of the coming success." "This inpir
'TfiSient Avas most nappily allud(xi to by
Major CiaTi'sOn in his address, and by the
General in hirf&ply The scite of "Old
Fort Meigs" is in Vod7county.; , ' ,
A few days before the meeltng of the Con-,
vention, an eagle was taken almos!vVhu
the parapet d5 the fort; it was brought to C ' -lumbus
and p esented bv the Cm wfo d cou-i-ty
delegation to Gen. Harrison. The dele
gation from Hamilton county brought' the
bird home w.th them, and fixed upon Friday
as the day of presenting it to the General at
North B nd. , The steame s Ben Franklin
and Indiana, were chartered to take the com
pany to the Bend. The fine volunteer com
panies of Captans Shal eyand Mitchell, and
Artillery of Capt, Horrocks, were in atten
dance, and the boats left the landing with
about 1000 persons on b ard, among whom
were many ladies, amid the loud shouts of
thousands on the wharf, the firing of cann h
and the inspiring strains f martial music on
their decks. Arrived at the Bend, we loan I
many ci izens assembled from the immediate
vi-mity and the neighboring tnvn of Law
renceburg, in Indiana. A hollow squire
.was formed; the General was conducted into
it by a committee composed of Captain Levi
JamesMr James Reynolds, Mr William
Billings, and Col. Pendleton. The Eale
was carried by Capt Story, whosi coL'rage
at the 'battle of Tippecanoe,- the General
highly extolled. Major C. S. Cltrks n who
fought - at Fcrt Meigs resentei it w th "an
eloquent and appropriate address Cincin
nati Republican. ' , ; : ' .-"
' '
. The "enthusiasm of the great west f V
Harr son, is increasing daily: PrepaVations
were made s:t Columbus Ohio, for the re
ception of ten thousand delegates, expected
to attend the state convention, on the 22J inst
We learti that 25,000 cop es of Judge Bur
net's speech have been c rculated among the
pcoplf. They do business with a big augur
m the west ; ' ' ' ; - ? '
Harp TiMES.--The following parag aph
from the Cincinnati Ga2ette is capital;
" Howdothe hard-working laborers of the
country reli-huhe proposition of' Messrs.
Buchanan and VVa ker of ths United States
Senate, to reduce their wages t forty or fifty
cents per day? So inquires- a fritu We
reply, they do not like it at all, and declare
their intention of taking from every Con
gressman who favors such a design ; the
whole of his wages, so soon as the term for
w hich he is now elected .shall have expired.
IrXfThere is one argumenV which to
our ce.t.in knowledge, is doing wonders
with many of the nones old farmers, that
have been the supporters of the ad.ninistra
t on. They! reason with themselves after
this fashion: "Some of the politicians tell us,
'that Mr Van Euren is right, and others ih
'sist that he is wronr. - We do not profess to
'know much about the" operations of baiiks,
ls ib treasuries,- treasu y circulars, &c: &c.;
'but we know that we are in the nidst of
'suffering and distress, and we suspect that
'the cause, is in the; administration of the
'Government. x A change can rriake th ngs
n worse and may muke them much bet
ter, We shall therefore ; rote at the next
'election for Gen".' Hatris6n ? - ?
Such are the reasoninsrs and - s irh the
practtcal conclusions of- ihoustfnds u on
thousands,. . LoniscilteJournkt..'
A rich po wr y.--A G r eek5 maid t ein g
asked what fortune she wou'd bring' hei
husband, answered"! will bring him what
is more valu ible than any treasure; a heirt
unp dluted, and that vi tue, without astaiTC
which descended to me from' my parents." .
The fo low'ngextract ofM letter. r;ceifed
by the Editor of. the . Observer from , a, gen
tleman of high : respectability in Texas,,
dated,;,;;,-::.,..-.- ,1 ;' -f-.
Galv EsT0Nfc Mahch 1,18 10.
A steam . boat is just : in from .Houston
bringing the inte ligence that an etprrss has
arrived at .Houston from Austin, with the
news that 20,000 - M sicans were on their
march to Texas-rnXiCt pa the confines of
our territ ry. I learnt that men are t 1 e
d rafted forth with- to meet them. ; j Whether
true or false, lam yet u.mble to ssyt-but will
not be surprbrd If. it is true. jL suppo ed
the Government had ra sed this arm.' prin
cipally to send against the Federal pa ty
These they .hate entirely dispersed, and they
no doubt concluded a$ they, were close by toi ;
give Texas another trial. We wili sive; &
go d account of; tbem. : v 1 .i c,lsjir$
'Augustus, hearing Hhat a Roinan::krirgh
who had lived fxtravagantly, had died over
whelmed ia debt, and that his go di were to
be sold at auction; gae ferders kto-p,rrsh,is.
iVKp.-1ctPnd: a Saniacf ,hb;conrtiers exfrcs-:
sing: thevr surprise, "I shoal I jim w
no havecthe bedstead, opoa.. wica a. tri:u.
mi'H ler who orelsJ wiih"
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