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THURSDAY, SE PTE M13 E 10,1840.
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 e to
sueli names
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
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
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.
Our opponents, the Van Buren regula-j
tors of public sentiment, seem inclined to
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
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
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
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
.shut their mouths or a peculiar odor pro- Brownson and his coadjutors would, at
eeeding therefrom may expose them. We
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-
pursue this subject, but we
occupied much more space
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.
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
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
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-
th° countr'
together in sapping
"That Gen. Harrison wore the BLACK
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
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
General Harrison's remarks
to Rlr Randolph, and from
he consi(,eretl
from tlie
is presumable that
Gen* fu,1y
110 master there to back him. Who has' "While in the senate, John Randolph, of
not observed this. So with Brownsnn
took occasion to renew an old charge
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-
name 1ad becn
tioiis of some of the leadinr Govcrnmoni the senator from Virginia, probably required
of .l,e Jny an,, K27. uZ
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"
the exlraordinary manner in which his
before the senate, bv
Purged him with being a h!aek-cock-
",il11 )'avins
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
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?
1,1 U1C wllo,c
citizen to worship God ac-
die Agrarian doctrines of
swoop, annihilate this truly re­
he journeys through this jostling
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
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
army project of raising 200,000
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
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-
,,, •\. ,, 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
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
of general politics which then
maPi' -'-insm«n
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\\
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—
cern. The gallant defence at Fort Ste
phenson by Crogan, with his small band
of officers and soldiers, in which he had
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
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
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,
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.
thc gcii
tlsman who was now his accuser, and Willi
Gen- 1,arriso"
"Ie J-*
pies, every one must see they carry their
refutation along with them:
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-
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:
"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.
"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
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-
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-
,tofo1' J*™™
port the constitution, by signing an unconsti
tutional law."
The following are Gen. Harrison's true
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-
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
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
he'at forcements and his own personal exer- zette, and which was expccted to demol-
"the federal faction," dtp. This is laugh-
cen behind a committee,'shrouded in mvstery. »ary?
public eye.'
lore You," treats of the law which Gen. would make 'no further declarations of prin
H. approved while Governor of the Indi-
he has repeatedly avowed that he
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
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
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
The next "Keep it before you*' speaks B""'
_r i,- i •,
to coming exclusively within
the province assigned by the Constitution to
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:—
"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 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.
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.
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
obliged to
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:
"That he has expressed himself tn favor of
That he has been a member of an ABOLITION
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.
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
counieract"and smother ihe
PaPers:!honest testimony of one of his brave fel-
sppaking ()f
,It1 una ready to violate his oath of ollicc. 'to sup-
,.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
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
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
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?
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
Instoml of making any remart «'5
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
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
Rhode Island,
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.
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.
Whig L.F.
1st district, 7153 9326
2d do. 7752 9047
3d do. 25298 23170
40,203 41,843
Van Buren's majority, 1640
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
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
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
I am, gentlemen, very respectfully,
Your friend and obed't serv't,
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!"
man, the man who, during the last war,
said 'lie hoped to God every American
that crossed the lines into Canada would
been appointed a Heceiver of Public Mon-
presentment or proceeding of the
Would sirap]A
to the common sense vie^J
had regarded as "doubtful,'
izes us to add that state to Gen
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!
•8 "lC
North C,r(,
o u i s i a n a V
Kentucky LSIrtr
Exceptiug Massachusetts, whichvaEtrS]'
Mr Webster, we have in ihis^ thof
Gen. Harrison onW a »cc'"''
only it
Iftj [tc U
elections this year. They are fo^
in number, giving, as above, u-,r(y*
remaining twelve, o1V|n»
Of tllC rpmnininnr Itvnltm
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!
Arkansas, 14 „j|
xMissonn, nftli'- 1
$j P=P
'lina, her neighbors who have justsMfe tai
glVC:liie_ai,SYer-. AW°,r,S
n jas sed
Harrison 257
a vast i|onty(j
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
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
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:
cer to
the siiii
back tl
We copy thi following from a WISCOOSJ
to pre!
or Rcc
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
«nt l(
C. I
that 11
tor it
to be our duty to h«
before the public without expressing any®
themselves of their
timony in tins case.
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
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*
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
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
.'•can 1
tn t!i
to ov,
111 t:
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.
"1 have heretofore been an advocate of the he wis collecting charges agaiust mc,
'exclusive State Rank system,' but I ani now
it h,
Jii Lb
tlie 1
continued until Mr n i
two or three times he informed ns'
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
bv i,]
the Grand Jury (as staled by Brackco
M'Goon) had made my ofBciul conduct
8ubjcct of a presentment.
•ho I
*3 hi
miners, 1 was not a little WP! jC(i\n
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'
to, whom I showed the lew?
H. M'Goon, and also a paper purportifltfj.
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
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
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

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