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THURSDAY, SE PTE M13 E 10,1840. i'UE PEOPLE'S CANDIDATE. FOR CONGRESS, ,v I I I E K I THE NEW DOCTRINES, A sketch of which will be found on .oar first page, are from the pen of Ores te$ i/i. Brownson, Editor of the Boston a a e to sueli names a3 Quarterly Review, who is, we learn from the'"'Boston Mercantile Journal, Steward »,f the United States Marine Hospital at respectable minority, in point of num 17 of ft 1 son n v*nr Thev were mist: ken. Wright and Chelsea, with a salary of $1,500 a year. Of this office, the labors arc said to be both been busy in promulgnting their light, and the perquisites, exclusive of the doctrines in the Great West—lhe confid salary, to be considerable. Mr Brown- '"g West. Owen still resides in one of fon'isan author of some repute and a .j ier lecturing orator high in the esteem of the' whh intelligent men who have been un ndministralion party." His periodical is der his influence, and know that his tal :tn accredited and fostered org .n of the ents fame party. The reader will have more him the definite views than he has, perhaps, hilh-, stations t'rto had of the principles of this party, when he shall have read the extracts allu ded to, oil the first page. GROSS HYPOCRISY. I Our opponents, the Van Buren regula-j tors of public sentiment, seem inclined to a»d monopolize all the decency, all the piety promulgation of any principles that come sincerity of their professions of dernocra- ''guards on the one hand—as it certainly ey. Their holy horror at the imaginary iniglit be commendable under certain cir- cording to the dictates of his own con cnmHtanccs, but as it is, they had better'sc'en,:e* it first appeared-in the Circleville Watch-i world. man, and depicted in glowing colors the politically heretical doctrines may appear, blasphemous desecration of one of the' astounding as the promulgation may now most solemn ordinances of the church, at' seem, still it will require the utmost vigi- Jog cabin raising in Ohio. The writer ^ance every patriot to check their pro of it was wailed on and the only excuse gress he made was the acknowledgment that the time it would appear as a very good Well may Mr Brownson say, that the jokeJ Although we published the refu- Sub-Treasury scheme and Mr Van i u tation of this vile slander on the Whi*s not avoid calling the reader's attention to And we believe there is yet virtue and one of the most revoltingly blasphemous patriotism enough in the land to check paragraphs that ever fell from the lips of nearly as bad in the Richmond Enquirer, the loco foco organ of the South, and is l',c Co'"fortcr ly superior to the combined intelligence. that is thus leagued together in lhe foundations of our republic—and that that Power will, as it has done heretofore, shield us from every overthrow ihat may be contemplated by wicked men and thus counteract all their evil intentions. away with his tail between his legs atthe sight of the same stranger, because he has l'iese ,natl ihe most abandoned of Hod's creation. It structive career. is a toast delivered in Virginia on the 4th! of July, and was taken from a list of many! *iave ol ers ueep laid plan in tram to overthrow not 1 1 1 u ii.o .• nity is afforded us, however, by an arti only the political institutions of our coun-! try, but those of Religion and Morality! likewise. The civil, political and reli-|as we have done several times before, a gious principles the maintenance of which indueed our pilgrim fathers to forsake son. we hope our readers will bear with their homes—to endure the fatigues and privations of a dreary and dangerous voy-!, prim the present occasion. First, then, "P their abode among sava-j we copy the three following paragraphs, ges in an unknown wilderness—are all to as they are much of a piece:— be set aside and a new order of things is"! "KEEP IT BEFORE YOU, proposed to be established. When we! "That Gen. Harrison supported the alien look at the list of these reformers and see!and wien—and we believe there are many jtI,c pcntlfman from 'Virginia, I'snrh—who are either directly or indirect ly lending their support to Mr Van Blireil, Pause, then, we say again, before you vote for Martin Van Buren. When Fannv Wright anil Robert Dale Owen first exhibited their Agrarian senti ments—and when their doctines were first practically illustrated in tiie city of New York by the destruction of Hart's Flour Store, good men of all parlies stood aghast, and wondered where all this would end. But few thought that these doctrines would ever receive the sanction of even a bers. Owen greatest Stales. We have conversed and his eloquence have secured to I his eloquence have secured lo countenance of many who fill high i i. ,, ambitious spirit that has characterized all his movements. They are never sa-, We would be the last to prohibit the s'!ou^—against inroads the political cry of hard elder is 'church and state, on the other it per inaking on the cause of Temperance! n,'ts evp'T the formation of a union ut .shut their mouths or a peculiar odor pro- Brownson and his coadjutors would, at eeeding therefrom may expose them. We 01,e took up our pen, however, to say some- publican and liberal feature of the Con ihingabouta matter which we think ouo-ht stitution of these United Slates. And so to be collected. Some M-eeks since the other rights and privileges it would Gazette of this place published an account sweep them all away, and leave nothing of what was termed a "Blasphemous °'^h°se social and religious consolations Outrageand it would have been right-! cheer and enliven the pathway of iy named if it had been true. We believe man as experimentalists in their de- could pursue this subject, but we al'x'atly occupied much more space we inot us follows:— portanee demands. Our hope is, that •Washington, Jackson, and Van BurenI others, more able than ourself, will take Washington the Creator, Jackson the SIBJ'OU?-,! it up, and dwell upon it until the Ameri Pe ?lc V,Burc" intended. We know we have done that justice to it which its iin- the American can people shall realize and avert the nrC' danger which threatens them. We should be sorry to thiuk that such a sentiment as the above would be res ponded to in any other way lhan by a! shudder from a majority even, of the Van1 Buren party. BITING THE FILE. We do not suppose that our readers are But" recent developements inclined to have us occupy much of our confirm us in the opinion that a large por- paper with extracts from the office hold tion of the leaders in that party have a paper in this place as a good opportu- cle 111 tl,e last Gazet,e of f-w,sof s if we agai" sedition Iaw Brownson, Fa„„y Wright.!"KEEP IT BEFORE YOU, Kobcri Dale Uwen, Abner Kneoluad "That lie wus accused of this fact by John and many others, even in this Territory,' Randolph, in the Senate of the United States wljom we could name—individuals who "and refuting, the calumnies against Gen. Harri- make a few quotations from that administration of John Ad- tliat llc :idmiUcd that ,1C l,ad stand committed to op,,„se those' mslitu-:""" "KEBp'rr'BETORE YOU. tions that are the glory of our land—we should tremble for our country did we not believe there existed a Power infinite- "nd H, would Imrdly l,rmch ,he are iounu in Ills recent Lssay, so boldlv, voted for the alien and sedition laws of that 111 opposition to every social,'relative and l,rr""1- As roon as Mr Randolph had taken his religious tie that binds society together ifeed we may read this in the commenda- Aside from mere policy or any politi- scat' leeiia th° countr' sanninr! .V e together in sapping friend "That Gen. Harrison wore the BLACK COLKADF. during the "RKIGN OF TURKOK" t',is fuct stands proved against him Pro»°«nce the first to be a gross fabrication the second so clothed in Vail Buren sophistry as to make it no belter and the third has only been "proved" bv Daniel and Price, two men, whose testi mony, owing to the general baseness of The boldness with which Mr Brown- characters, would not be believed in eon has declared the sentiments of the'?collr[ leaders of his party, shows too plainly! °.m of that he has powerful backers. Take the «aoie cur that yesterday in company with "°W his masler, snarled and barked at the stran jjer in the street,and let him appear alone circumstance that Mr R. never con in that street to-dav and lie will slink lrovcrle* tl''13 justice, as we have affidavits m0Sl res eclable men to show. In connexion with these charges, we giv reply General Harrison's remarks to Rlr Randolph, and from reply» he consi(,eretl from tlie "en' is presumable that Gen* fu,1y charge 110 master there to back him. Who has' "While in the senate, John Randolph, of not observed this. So with Brownsnn VirPinia Karrison exonerated took occasion to renew an old charge rose' had hp not a«snnnr»PB .1 1 coolness and temper, considering the unpro Jiau ne not assurances that these doctrines voked character of the attack, he observed: WOUlli be palalable to those ill power. Ill- anJ ,4that name 1ad becn tioiis of some of the leadinr Govcrnmoni the senator from Virginia, probably required of .l,e Jny an,, K27. uZ S,' ."3^S ,S',S jfl the New York Evening Post. advancrd against him seriously The gentle- man hatl 'ical motive, we are led 011 account of prin- ?^tuePd®.r.!l,hf" remarkable the exlraordinary manner in which his before the senate, bv Purged him with being a h!aek-cock- of '98' and, ",il11 )'avins v«tcd i lor the rtandmg army and the alien and scdi- fciple atid principle alone lo ask those good Hon lawa. Jfp had not so fertfla 4 memory' as placed hintaelf, to push forward the reiiM 1 ii the ter! We call upon all such to pause by your vote you should become instru mental in placing over the American peo ple one who is only even suspected of holding such odious sentiments as have been already promulgated by Brownson, and the result should'show that he is ac tually in favor of such sentiments and en gaged in wielding the immense influence I conferred on him by his official station in carrying them out, what regrets, what (ears, what repentance would makeatone merit for the vote you are about to give? at 1,1 U1C wllo,c he ble." citizen to worship God ac- die Agrarian doctrines of swoop, annihilate this truly re he journeys through this jostling i ren s of Ohio about the time the slander itself men, to be under the control of the Presi appeared in the Gazette, yet we have nev- i \s remote as the fruition of such ail!^ l'ie 10 the story was merely the product of his results thereof, in every nook and corner own imagination and that he thought at °f greatest stretch of sagacity Prev'ent their dissemination, and the lIie land. army project of raising 200,000 tlent' are l,ul l'ie er seen that refutation in the Gazette. experiments devised by the genuine Loco .STARTLING DOCTRINES AGRA-' F(,c°s. They are, indeed, as they are RIANISM. I acknowledged to be, the beginning. While we are on this subject we can- ^0(1 Sra,u beginning of a series of lhat sei"ie:5 may stop there, nor could ., cnmmana call up all the transactions of nearly n command call up all the transactions of nearly thirty years ago. He could say, however, that the timo alluded to, he was not a party man they have ever seriously contemplated in the sense the senator from Virginia used— le tendency of their action in this mat- he ,,, •\. ,, T,-! ]ust then raising into importance, and having 't* We call Upon all such to paube. if vnto nn thn InnAml delegate of a territory which was n stinnfl ''i1? e htttnrc Con- no vote on the general questions before Con gress, it was licith-r his duty nor the interest of those whom he represented, to plunge into the turbulent sea of general politics which then maPi' -'-insm«n w'l0ni tisfied except while in a state of anarchy "J1'* c^®-tr--U0-'--1 -C-S and revolution—and not then even, unless they are counted the rallying spirits, the centre around which the rabble, as they call them, may revolve. s\vcrei—lift was sure the senate must bo weari- ., ed with this frivolous and unprofitable squab- The other paragraphs in the Gazette! VPf1'l""0t"1,°™ T,"5 oc( up} so much space that it would be ,and not visible to the is ubout"The''^Whitn Shvrrv''\ fw°Fm\\ prom voted for the same bill, and we have 110 doubt it was through humane and politic motives that they and Get). Harrison did It. It is false, howev er, to say that it was to sell the services ,iiaiIIC of poor debtors it was merely to sell the services of criminals. We thought that our opponents had ceased whining about this affair, since the v had ascertained "that After the army reached the Indian town, in the afternoon, perhaps about sun-set, the governor ordered major Clark and myself to proceed to the left, and endeavor to find a suitable place for cncampment we did so,j and discovered the place upon which the bat-! tie was ftiught the next morning." The next precious "Keepsake" is as follows:— i tnr snnnn n, n, ,w „,P nf T|li 9t n n, P— V cern. The gallant defence at Fort Ste phenson by Crogan, with his small band of officers and soldiers, in which he had Jrrtt1 A A MM I A /*n n 4 I I a t-% n I 4 W: 4 A but one killed, while the enemy number- sentiments on the subject: ed one hundred and fifty killed or wound. ed, is known to all who have read the his-' hended by w'e ol his hesitancy in pursuing the foe. &c. I tions to reach the scene of action were very great, passing over a large tract of low, swampy, half frozen ground. A few lion-hearted officers pronounced his course on this occasion as shrouded in mystery"—amofig them, we believe, the name of our redoubtable Governor ap pears conspicuous. Bah! Here is the next thing that-wW are in vited to have kept before lis: "That his military talents impressed them selves so slightly upon the public mind of his country, that lie was permitted, for twenty five long years, to slumber quietly in the grave of private life." agitated the nation. There were questions of grrat importance to the north-western territo ry then before Congress, questions upon the proper settlement of which, the future pros perity of tluit now important portion of the Union greatly demanded. Standing as he did, the sole representative of that territory, his greatest ambition was to prove himself faith ful tr his trust, by cherishing its interests, and nothing could have been more suicidal or per nicious to thn»e he represented, than for him to oAusperate either party by becoming a vio lent partisan, without the power of aiding either party, becau.sc he had no vote on any political question. This was his position, and although he had his political principles as firmly fixed as tlio.-cof the gentleman from irginia, it was no business of his to strike where he could not be felt, and where the blow must recoil upon himself and those whom i the 1'berties of his country be represented, lie wore no cockade, black or/' "Of the career of Gen. Harrison I peed not tri-eolorcd, at that day—and never wore one|8Peak—the history of the west, is his history, hut when lie was in the military service ol his for forty years lie has been identified with its country. Liut he was seriously charged with interests, its perils and its hopes. Universally the hc:iious oll'ence of associating with federal1 beloved in the walks of peace, and (iistinguish gentlcmen. He plead gui'tv—he respected We need only quote the following ex tract from a speech of his fellow soldier, Col. R. M. Jrhnson, which was delivered in Congress in 1831: "Who is General Harrison The son nf one of the signers of the declaration of ''independ ence, who spent the greater part of his large fortune in redeeming the pledge he then gave, of his 'fortune, life and sacrcd honor,' to sccurc ed by the revolutionary services of President Adams, jlc has b'cen yet more illustriously distinguished and had paid him that courtesy, which was due 'n '•he field to him us a man and as chief magistrate. He! "Durin* tho late war, he was longer in activc also associated with such men as John Marshall service than any other general officer he was, arftl James A. Bayard—was the iicknowledg- perhaps, oftener• iix action than any one of then^ mcnt of sueti guilt to tiirow him out of the his ability in the councils of his country, an^ and de:u I «iey were his'principal associates.m and ho piofess the same restless I j]na, ill whose'mess he had often m?t be had spent some of the happi north-western territory by John Adams had he been by Thomas Jeflerson and .lames .Madison. He was not in Congress when the standing army was created, and the alien and sedition laws were passed, and if he had been he could not have voted for them, and would not if he could. It was i.ot in his nature to never sustained a defeat." pale ol political salvation? The next "Keep it before vou" asserts Virginia delegation with the whole ir^nia delegation, among :ir friends. Philadei thc gcii tlsman who was now his accuser, and Willi Gen- 1,arriso" is "Ie J-* 4 pies, every one must see they carry their wn refutation along with them: I "KEEP IT BEFORE YOU, tasking our readers loo much to quote "KEEP IT BEFORE YOU, them. They have ali been refuted a bun- "That his principles arc BEHIND his'com dred '""cs, and we shall therefore only. glance at them. he next "Keep it Be- mittce* tl,,at,lJe ,.KEEP is is the Colonization Society like the Amer ican Anti-Slavery Society. It is because he is a consistent anti-abolitionist that the Abolitionists so bitterly oppose him throughout the country. We deny the first of the following par agraphs: the other needs 110 refutation, after what has already been said: "KEEP IT BEFORE YOU, "That he has expressed himself in favor of, arid his willingness to sign a charter for, a United States Rank, and that he has also said that he regarded such charter unconstitutional. "KEEP IT BEFORE YOU, "That these conflicting opinions arc before That there were but two important bat tles fonght. and two victories gained by the TOU without denial and without explanation— lorces utidsr his command, c.\cepti:i£ the de- leaving you in lhe dark, and unable to mdke up _r r* 11 .. /V ,, n IJ.. fencc of Fort Meigs, during the last war. The Gazette then goes 011 to state that one of these battles was fought by !\laj. Crogan, and the other by Col. Johnson. Both of these gentlemen will doubtless leel indebted to the editor in having thus amended a portion of the history of his country. The innumerable documents, in the shape of votes of thanks by the Le gi commendations of President Madison and your mind as to what Gen. Ha rrieon's opinions arc, or what coursc 01 policy he would pursue 'if elected.'" We give the n.ext entire, and we do it for the purpose of showing, in an extract from Gen. Harrison's speech, what are his real sentiments in regard to the veto power. The following is only a speci- men i ., Kp,Lw ofLth® Sr0fS misrepresentations which i are t0 be flHlnd in lhe an Buren loldtures of Indiana and Kentuck} the "KEEP rr BEFORE YOU, ljow soldiers who in 1831 had said, in ..That he has said that he would not veto a- the historians McAfee, Dawson and Hall, toy bill which Congress might pass, whether which all go at least to show that there constitutional or not, thus throwing aside the strong barrier intended for the protection of the people and the preservation of the charter of their liberties, and thus presenting to the world the humiliating fact that the head of a great and civilized nation could be made a pli- was such a battle fought as the one at Tippecanoe, and that den. Harrison was the commander, are all to be annihilated by the "venerable gray headed" loco fo co lawyer at the head of the Gazette con- ant,and.^"i"? ,tofo1' J*™™ port the constitution, by signing an unconsti tutional law." The following are Gen. Harrison's true Hc 1 i .i dangerous influence over the Legislative and it was not done as heexpresses it, "at the was of opinion that the danger appro- PATRICK HKNRY tory of the North Western Campaign.— guished patriots, who held that the Executive While Col. Crogan was justly applauded, vonld cnoroach Judj-cial Dcpartm(.nts expense of Gen. Haarison," of whom he to a great extent, been realized. He consid says "my confidence in him as an able ered it of the first importance that the Ad commander remains unshaken." If any mini^ration of the Government should be „fij,:„ ,1 1 brought hack to its original purity, and that more testimony of this affair was needed, ,|C £,ocutive and other distin- and finally excrcise a of the Government, had, powor an we coulu bring forward Col Croghan s let- continued within the limits prescribed by the ters, which we have in our possession,'spirit of the Constitution—that the will of the and which were written on the occasion. 1C0Ple expressed through their Representa The other battle alluded to we presume is1 tives and i„ffUCnce should be wi" rpi r* govern all cases louchinff the general wel the lhames. Gen. Harrison was the farc—that the President should not, and that sole planner of that batlleand all the actors he would not, if electcd, interpose the veto in it did their duty. We have not onlv power between the wishes of the People and printed testimony to prove this but of der/ulptoduc^n'ofiix&tiditor he'at forcements and his own personal exer- zette, and which was expccted to demol- ish »f "the federal faction," dtp. This is laugh- Cn.SCon cen behind a committee,'shrouded in mvstery. »ary? 1 public eye.' 1T BEFORE YOU, (,That lore You," treats of the law which Gen. would make 'no further declarations of prin H. approved while Governor of the Indi- ciPlcs he has repeatedly avowed that he for ana Territory concernino whipping. For lllr*o"'.nion1Cry'' a refutation of this in short hand, we rc-j "KEEP IT BEFORE YOU, ter our readers to the result of the iate In-' "That he and his committee nave referred diana Election, which gave this cruel y™ his past acts and his past uvowals for an monster nearly 10,000 majority. the public eye'—thereby 'shrouding and ,caving you to gue We denv the tr,nh of thp TARIFF an amiin/t the R-I- 11" 1 1 TION, and that he has also expressed himsclf a Gov. Lucas had approved and signed a gainst AUOUTION." law to sell the services of common street loafers, which is still the law of this Ter ritory. The next "Keepsake" is the old used up slander concerning his permitting In dians to select his battle ground at Tippe canoe This has not only been denied, but Gen. W. Taylor of Indiana in the midst of testimony from others says:— raan' 8J,oul.d the legitimate objects of their desire-, except ft v i. to preserve the sacred character of our liber- have heard from the lips of living \vilnes-( ^jcs fr0ni manifest violation. He held it im ses who were on the spot that this wasj proper for the President to express his deter the case. rnination to exercise the veto power in re gard The next "Keep it before you*' speaks B""' _r i,- i •, 1 to coming exclusively within the province assigned by the Constitution to to .measures mca8ur(!s Congrcys, until it uales had been giveny we should have! been duly considered and perfected by the been better able to have accounted ff^f this "hesitancy," as it is called. We presume he alludes to the affair of the ri ver Kaisin. The circumstances authorized Gen. Harrison to take the very steps lie did in this affair. If there was any blame in that unhappy affair, it attaches "to Gen. Winchester, who acted in direct violation of the whole plan of the campaign, altho' Gen. Harrison did all he could after he saw the critical situation in which he had coming exclusively within "li o I the province assigned bv the Constitution to those measures should have Legislative Department of the Government, and presented to him in the manner prescrib ed by the Constitution for his approval." The next, and last, needs no refutation. It is as follows:— "KEEP IT BEFORE YOU, 1. "That lie claims to be a victor, without hav ing fought a battle—and that he claims to be a statesman wilhopt giving his principles to the country." We have thus taken up, one by one, of the Ga- the Harrison party. We have done our part of the work hastily, but enough has been said to show to what miserable shifts the Office Holders party are obliged to resort, to accomplish their object. We are sorry this discussion has occupied so much room, because we had other sub jects on which we wished to comment this week, but which we shall be com pelled to defer for wsnt of room. We in tended to get up a similar article in rela tion to Mr Van Buren, which we think ought to be kept before the People. Tn the absence of such an article, however, we refer the reader to some sketches in the Life of Martin Van Buren, which may be found on our first page. ,• "THE DELEGACY." The above is the caption of a long arti cle in the last Gazette, which we think was written by an office holder. At any rate it contains such rantings and cavort ings against Mr RICH, the People's can didate for Delegaie, as to make it worthy such a source. Its railings against the meeting that nominated Mr Rich can do him no harm. If there were lawyers and "tape sellers" at that meeting there was a large proportion of farmers—and that proportion was as 5 to 0 of any other class thus confined myself to general remarks, —and they will doubtless feel highly com plimented at the notice taken of them by this writer in the Gazette. Thf eoPle able enough, coming as it does from one I *',e manner in which Mr Rich wa* broug it who has linked himself in with the only tout". federal party that now exists, and who is nomination in opposition to the office hoi st hours endeavoring, federalist-like, to place all ^ers eandidate. They have done it, and nator ullec- the power, monetary, military and execu- i 'lave selected one whose talents eminent appointed governor of the tive, in the hands of the President, ly qualify him ^for the station, and _«rom know that Gen. Harrison is the candidate I Prese,lt indications we think he will be of the people, and they won't acknowl- elected. they edge themselves to be federalists. The following we copy entire, as, from the speeches recently delivered by Gen. Harrison, and which we have dared the understand and coincide in f'ie-Y were obliged to 1"a'ie a They may deny that Gen. Dodge is the office holders candidate and that he was fixed upon by a certain clique in Burling ton as candidate, long before he was nom- to publish, together with his pub- 'nate^ by Proxy at Bloomington, as far opinions and pnnci- understanding of his present views, without thorough work ot it. we think they specifying any avowals in particular." will succeed-this lime. We verily believe Some of the present most prominent Van Jdl w. Mr wllieh l.««k .» independent eandukte, and linrpn mpn in fM.m fn, .1 particular tariff he was opposed to and in mounted the stump without asking his Buren men in Ohio voted for the same j-avor of at lhe game we wiU en brolher office gage to prove that Van Buren is charge able with the same thing: "KEEP IT BEFORE YOU, "That he has expressed himself tn favor of lli: "KEEP IT BEFORE YOU, That he has been a member of an ABOLITION society'^!? e xPrfsed I'ir»«elf infavor of ABOLI- When Gen. Harrison was a young man he joined a society in Virginia, which was 110 more an abolition society, in the present understanding of the word, than nd avowed opinions and princi- back, even, as last winter, but it will avail ILLINOIS I OPULAR \OTE them little. The "federal leaders have gy j]ie following it will be seen that proof on the subject. Will Gen. Dodge deny that he knew his name was mention-1 ed as candidate as long ago as last Febru- Will Mr Johnston of Lee County deny that he knew? Yes, the "federal leaders" have proof on the subject and if they will but testify, we shall not be un der the necessity of .furnishing any more than we have done. The People were pressed into the bu siness of drawing the party lines. They have undertaken it at the strong solicita tion of their opppnents. And as they hard ly ever undertake any thing without mak- next para-! if «en. Dodge had come out on his own holders to boost him up, lie might have been elected without much op position. But as it is, having to carry little Matty 011 his back, with his Sub Treasury and Army Scheme and Florida dog war and PaUce Furniture and other extravagances, we think he stands a pret ty fair chance of being broken down. Wherever Mr Rich has been since he regained his health he has been received with open arms by the people, and has left a very favorable impression in regard to his fitness for the Office. We are glad to hear this, not only because we wish to see him beat his opponent, but because we like to see real merit appreciated wherever it may be found—in the poor as well as in the affluent. This we con sider the very essence of Democracy, and we think there is enough of it in Iowa to elect Mr Rich. We would call the atten tion of the reader to the letter of our cor respondent from Jefferson County. That tells the story. GEN. HARRISON AND COL. R. JOHNSON. It would seem quite unnecessary publish any thing more in refutation of the vile slanders that have been thrown out by the Van Buren papers in relation to the part Gen. Harrison acted in the Battle of the Thames, were it not that these same papers continue their endeav ors to tarnish the fair fame of Gen. H. To accomplish their object they do not hesitate to falsify their Country's History to rl. counieract"and smother ihe PaPers:!honest testimony of one of his brave fel- sppaking ()f a* ,It1 una ready to violate his oath of ollicc. 'to sup- ™?uld«d 'Gen wax' Harrisont ,.lhe history of the west is his history. For forty years he has been identified with its in terests. its perils and its hopes." "Dur ing the late war, he was longer in active service than any other general officer he was, perhaps, oftener in action than any one of them, and never sustained a de feat." Col. Johnson delivered an electioneer ing speech recently in Chilicothe, Ohio. In that speech, he of course, made allu sion to the campaigns of the north wes tern army during the late war, but said nothing inconsistent with his former prai ses of the bravery of Gen. Harrison.— The Chilicothe Advertiser, however, as if bent on making capital, at any rate, against Gen. II. made a false repoit of the speech in relation to the battle of the Thames. This publication induced Maj. CARNEAL, who is well known to be on terms of the greatest intimacy with both Gen. Harrison and Col. Johnson, and who was Quarter Master in the Army in 1812, to address Col. Johnson on the sub ject. He did this, "he says, to prevent any unpleasant feelings between two gal lant officers of the late war, who, from my own personal knowledge, entertained a high respect for each other." The following is Col. Johnson's an swer to Maj. Carneal, which he views sufficient to put at rest "now and forever the fool slanders that have been and now are circulating" against Gen. Harrison:— MANSFIELD, August 18th, 1840. Mr DEAR SIR:—Your favor has been received, in which you observe, that by my reported speech, an inference may be drawn thai I am not only in doubt as re gards the courage of Gen. Harrison, but that I had but little respect for him as a commanding General. I am happy to ch he had thejjcvural papgraphs this mo6t have this opportunity of ^informing you ey, by Van Uuren! that during my service with Gen. Harri son, I had no cause to doubt his courage, I l1)Sl(jml of making any rem-.T but consider him a brave man, and I have always expressed myself to that effect— nor have I ever disapproved or censured MAJ. THO. D. CARNEAL. Tx.„TO T1/^„TTr minojs is nQt i(e go ho less a case as has been imagmetl. W^bel.eve she will give a majority for Harrison in Novem ber. NORTH CAROLINA—Returns have been received from all but three counties. Moorehead's (Whig) majority over Saun ders' (Loco Foco) is 7802. Whig majo rity 011 joint ballot between 30 and 36! Why don't Chapman crow? GOV. RUNNELS. 1 him: jitud. 81 This gentleman has, until recently, been finrity'1lve & I am, and ever shall be, a democrat and J?WA found acting with them—and not till then. I fully convinced that, in conscquence of local influences and local causes, neither the govern ment nor the people can prosper without the aid of a National Bank. Such a bank can and will, as it has done heretofore,give a currency preferable to a mctalic currency alone. 1 am not an advocate for inconvertible bank paper, but for such paper as will better subserve all commercial purposes, and which can, at the will of the holders, be converted into gold and PRESIDENTIAL PR0SPEc. Instoml of making any remart «'5 A at|enl'on any of his measure's as commanding Gen- will be found below, copied fromiL tofio"3 eral in the pursuit of Proctor, or in the oria Register:— Battle of the Thames,—every thing If-' From the Peoria Register PRESIDENTIAL PRf The result of the North CaroTi^ tion, which in our past calculi" saw met my entire approbation, and 'I have never spoken of it in any other term.'ii In speaking of the Battle of the Thames, and the part acted by my regiment, I did not intend to increase the merit of that regiment, or to diminish the merit claim ed by others, much less did I intend to imply that Gen. Harrison, or Gov. Shel by, or any officer attached to the army, avoided duty or danger. Each had his part to act, and 1 should feel myself much degraded to suppose that they did not per form their duty fearless of danger,—nor have I ever doubted, that these gallant officers were precisely where duty called them. I regret that in such a battle, where our country was victorious, that there should be a controversy about the merit due to the actors in that battle. 1 claim nothing above the most humble soldier, Here are 145 votes sure, within 3 who performed his duty on that occasion, majority. It is not improbable il nor shall any earthly consideration ever Vermont, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New-Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, 1 induce me knowingly to do injustice to the commanding officer, Gov. Shelby, or any other officer in that army. I have sissippi will add her 4 votes, makW more than the requisite number. given not knowing in what particular fact, in jus- States which voted for him in tice is supposed to have been done to Gen. jthose which have gone for him Harrison. I should be glad to know what particular issue is made as to the facts stated in the reported speech, res pecting which I had 110 agency. 1 shall feel no difficulty to state facts as far as my own personal knowledge extends, and what I understood from others, and not to censure or criminate, but to state the truth as far as 1 know or believe the facts. I expect to be 111 your City on New-York, Sunday, the 23d, 011 my way home, and ^vun,ai I shall be happy to see yon. Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, Till. M. .TOIINSON Whig L.F. 1st district, 7153 9326 2d do. 7752 9047 3d do. 25298 23170 40,203 41,843 40,203 Van Buren's majority, 1640 Majority—8,- INDIANA.—Bigger's 637 KENTUCKY.—Letcher's majority— Pur received by the last mail. Wehswiai 15,841 something of the circumstanccs before, ALABAMA.—Returns not complete, ersawlhc whole statement of both As far as heard from there had been a Pr?ntuntilnow. We would be tl lastmu Whig gain of nineteen members in the Lower House. The Gazette says there is a loco gain in the popular vote Whence obtains he this information feiV lt the most popular leader of the Van Buren nion of our own, that nil those who feci party in Mississippi but, like thousand- tcrcstcd ,ni ht avilil Ia'Point, in so deplorable a condition, that a change can- ^"ich was proturcd by Bracken, 1 was not be for the worse. I am clea'lv of opinion 'inC(f bRd, at lhe house ol Dr Ms that the doctrines of an exclusive gold and sil- 1!^' Mineral Point, by severe and dange! ver currcncy are calculated to jiroduce a scene "Tn voting for Gen. Harrison, let it not bo I "-^"'are that some of the gentian" said that I am sustaining a man who is unwor- .composed the grand jury were wellacjj)® thy of public confidence. lie is the son of one ",e Pr0(jce(hnSTs in the land of the signers of the Declaration of Indepen- 'ia(* expressed themselves satisfied w dence—the friend and supporter of Thomas '•coursc adopted by the Receiver and Jell'erson, of James Madison and James Monroe. prevent tho entry of the diggings He has always been found ready and willing to ion, to render him obnoxious to the charge of 1 fcr'es enter the ranks in his country's dcfencc, and hen I read the letters ol Brae ken at I see nothing charged against him which has :"oon I am, gentlemen, very respectfully, Your friend and obed't serv't, H. G. RUNNELS.'. "TELL CHAPMAN TO CROW." We thought we heard one of Pattison's Chickens crowing in these parts the oth er day, and on enquiry learned that it was only an echo from the official head quarters, and that the noise we heard was the reverberation, which proceeded from the "Woods!" FEDERAL PREFERMENT.—Samuel Cush man, the man who, during the last war, said 'lie hoped to God every American that crossed the lines into Canada would LEAVE HIS BONES THERE,' has been appointed a Heceiver of Public Mon- to presentment or proceeding of the of pen Rcj we Would sirap]A to the common sense vie^J noif. had regarded as "doubtful,' izes us to add that state to Gen to and to son's column, more certainty count will'" upon his elenion he will receive the votes of the foil states is proved by the elections"8 have taken place in them since nation, or by other evidence pn„-n! elusive: •8 "lC (0 0 D°t |j#cnic s |teputati North C,r(, o u i s i a n a V 1 .- Kentucky LSIrtr Ohi„, Indiana, Michigaa, C'J Exceptiug Massachusetts, whichvaEtrS]' Mr Webster, we have in ihis^ thof Gen. Harrison onW a »cc'"'' for tion Cain only it Iftj [tc U elections this year. They are fo^ 11'' in number, giving, as above, u-,r(y* remaining twelve, o1V|n» Of tllC rpmnininnr Itvnltm Harrison. Maine, ir la votes, Gen. Harrison's chance of reg jooilf. ing a majority is much better IHJJBH 1' Van Buren's. It is not improbable! they will vote as follows: 4^efcnc8 Tun Cirjt'Rhc niit New-IIuinpsh!^'' gram! •SMITH CAROLING MG Alabama, Arkansas, 14 „j| xMissonn, nftli'- 1 Illinois, jnd •[', $j P=P 'lina, her neighbors who have justsMfe tai glVC:liie_ai,SYer-. AW°,r,S :I n jas sed Harrison 257 a vast i|onty(j 112 This would give and Van Buren 37— scarcely creditable. honestly concede to Mr V. B. any we have not given him?-Can he N. 1 -In Mr V. B.'s native State?—Genfe ,from there inform us that throuffhou whole western drstrict placards are pa .. j'i!, up in all public places, offering to bKlkr.ovla from ten to fifteen thousand majority it" Yet wl.^whi,!^^ Harrison. Can he the next largest,ft sylvania, which Harrison only failei The receive in 1836 by 2183 votes,"and#! mam the changes in Philadelphia county at catc af jhave already secured to him! Ca y0jJM JTennessee? Let Kentucky and N.CH t!i° mit !1Rail^4ff0'i!, elusive may be given for Maine anii'Gs gia while of Mississippi, her distiagu ed Prentiss in his recent northern* A. every where declared that it was w l)r tain for Harrison as Louisiana, wliidti just given him upwards of 2000n»j#n: that cer to the siiii GEN. DODGE. back tl We copy thi following from a WISCOOSJ to pre! or Rcc :cutiu£ criminate Gen, Dodge through any iraprc motives: his relations to the people of tbitf ritory, however, make it imperative as a make this publication. The etiarge brci against him is a grave one. There iscerU wronj-doing somewhere. As we were 15 .that several of the individuals whoso &' are mentioned in the article reside in t&j '1-4 •did. «nt l( C. I •Blent that 11 -from fore tor it to be our duty to h« before the public without expressing any® themselves of their timony in tins case. JH'.nt If, on in vestiiralira —. ...r Dodfc it innocs* and tens of thousands oj^ his countrymen, should appear that Mr Dodpc it innoc he eschews Loco Foco Democracy. Hear and none hopes he is more than we do- ?et'J1 shall be among the first to proclaim it (T0, when those who profess the doctrines of demo- Editor of the jMiltrnukie Scntind. cracy carry them out in good faith, I will be found actinir with them—and not till then. I °l" J"ly, there appeared, addressed to v* Sheldon, I Point, tni hicli hcwwA'1 I think arc calculated to injure my country, ''Colore I proceed to expose in allium and to advocate such as 1 conceive are calcula- i deformity, tnis villainous but shallow t® ted to sustain our free institutions, and spread ,ra®y of Braykcii and M'Goon to injurs peace, prosperity and happiness through thci8*0,1, I have 110 political views to subserve, but will, The financial concerns of the country are nt 01 col,1|nunication regardless of the so-irce from which they ema- °J J1'10 l-,and Oflicc at Mineral natc, continue to oppose those measures which Calumniators, No. 4, in which August 20th, j« S,R 1,1 t,,c Miner's Free Press or the tnere appeared, addri n£, w*th Tin •thei.l .'•can 1 tn t!i to ov, tli'. Uutn 111 t: ill piici -•ve/i of John P. Sh the government, I wouM mark, that at the time Mr West was att receiving the evidence asuint s' w''ich of bankruptcy and ruin never before witnessed Parturc. During my illness, Mr W. calW in our devoted country. ,ne "1 have heretofore been an advocate of the he wis collecting charges agaiust mc, 'exclusive State Rank system,' but I ani now ci«nt *iou£C it h, Land liaiiil Jii Lb tlie 1 tilclt 1 continued until Mr n i two or three times he informed ns' II, urged him to receive and note1 whether made verbally or in writing, moreover, to remain as long as possible for i|jv, purpose. Previous to the departure nf M'l ^8j lie gave to my clerk, Mr 15. lien, ail tii«* ters, accusations, &c., which had been cult1 ed by him, from which Mr II. nudeafaM and it was not until I was able to resume duties in the office, that I &at J'l ^OIIS! bv i,] 'Tr.l bccaine a-.varct the Grand Jury (as staled by Brackco M'Goon) had made my ofBciul conduct 8ubjcct of a presentment. I •of co'in •ho I by Cotii *3 hi di* miners, 1 was not a little WP! jC(i\n •act j"r NV est and I embraced been sustained by proof, calculated, in my opin- opportunity to penetrate what then ®PP* of i me a being a federalist. lowing papers, furnished by the up"gC(, It is true that Gen. devoted a large portion of of his country, has retired from public life and l^rackcn and Goon, will serve to nought his case and comfort by his own tire- *-'10 matter, and will doubtless mere side but when the tocsin of war was sounded, 1 admiration of the extraordinary a or his country's liberties endangered, he has propensities of your Iowa rccruit. ever been found among the first to gird on his 'Dodge's Grove, July 13,1?^ armor in defence of his home and his country's 'I have scon a statement maf'e bjf mystery. A perusal of Harrison, after having intelligent citizens, who w'ere of his life to the service JUI7' UND Mil afr,j lb'3 to, whom I showed the lew? A It A H. M'Goon, and also a paper purportifltfj. a I A I Iowa county, against the Hegii'c' -c Land Office at Mineral Point, both were placcd in the hands of Mr **, was appointed to examine the la**" Mineral Point and 1 hereby ccretify j1 proceedings in the jury against Jjjr appeared to originate from personal and that but three individu**.^ in trying w I' ci_»further, that "rj cfP I 1 i 1 to hi anxious or activc the body against him scntment or paper purporting to have ted with the jury was written by l^,j Goon—that it never passed said jur/,*^, the placing of my name to it is a farther, that I was foreman of the gf® [Signed] AUGUSTUS C. lw my the thi Diamond Grove, July "I was one of the Grand Jury for during the last term of the district May, when some attempt was made PJ5 three persons, to make a charge or» ment against the Register of the I* at Mineral Point—but the attempt 11 no proceeding ngainst the Register w8 r.