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T 1 'HIS PAPER It published week jl
CADY, at M In advaiice, or fll t .In end
ol the year. No taper will be dixudtiUed but at
ta option or tr 141 or until au arreerai ware paid
yaod a iaUur to gi nonce or a wish 10 uiscon
linue will b considt ed a new enga jretnelDt.
CM dollar Mr aquar, of twelve lines, otr loss, for
ttifl first useitton, and filly cent a squarl for eacb
vunequeni insertion. ;
For oita square 12 months twenty dollars,
Merchants or others rdvertising by the year, to
oe amount or buy dollarynd upwards, will be en
titled to a deduction of on third, where a regular
agreement is entered into.
Where the insertion of an advertisement isorder-
-Ni, rithout tbf number of ipsertiofts being specified,
ii wiu oexpsertM, (in tbediseretioiiot lhaproprie
lorintifTorbid, and charged for aterdingly.
.; All advertisements from strang-en, as wrtll as all
orders for job-work, must be accompanied with th
cash, or a reference to some responsible and con-
nt acquaintance.
LnntlDublic ireneral invitation, a
. n - C5 - 7
jflarge and iJtablo meetygof tha citizens
of Howard County convened in the Court
Holloa in FflVBite.. nn WJns,, aiU
m 7 v" 1 -JIHJVtH fcllT 1 V M
day. of ilfarch, (instant) and was temporari.
lywrganized by calling Adam C. Woods,
f-qr., to the Chair, and the appointment of
a committee consisting of Cnnt:.in Wm. n
. rs I t n
u I -- - . umvnt vuu ojnx
rtBiMAN and Doot lcy,wnovl" nol wwi, change his opinions
- LJaRiiu "is principles, ,ivVbev the PresiaVntii.1 niini
IV Cleveland PaVid Wrt1"" and
, t, n . ' " 3lJml lusPr' n'0S-ifC?ofy the Presidential edict
James H. Benso, to confer togetner, olum which Iids conma..e adoption of this meas-
report the name of proper officers for the
. Durinrf tha retirement nf tti Pnmmiiiao
General John B. Clark addressed the mee.
ting, as a candidnte for Governor, in an
able and interesting speech of upwards o'
an hour and a half. When he had conclu
Mr. Swinney, from the commitee opoint
ed fo? that purpose, reported the names oj
tne following gentlemen, viz:
For pRtsiDENT Gerhard Robinson.
Vic Prksidejjts. William Scott, John
r in T -1 1 TT I 1-1 I I l,r i.
fti. vncn, ivumnu iiugnes, reaerai waiKer.
Joseph Bonnell, John . White and Joseph
For S2CR2TARias. Cyril C Cady, Rich
ard C. Vaughan and Robert Coleman.
At the funher suggestion of the commit
tee, the revolutionary soldiers present were
invited to seat themselves with the officers
of the meeting.
The meeting thus organized.
Jaaies H. Birch, Esqr. addressed the os-
cmbly for upwards of an hour principally in
support of ihepiincipliis of an address w hich
tad been recently adopted by the Tippeca.
noe Club of this county, and which he had
been chatged to present to, the considera
tion of this meeting, iz:
WhYr eas the present Administration of tl
...t L . I j rmm
lersst.iand no longer consuMihs '7.-
of ihe,ereatbody of "W!",' .'"Tr' i....','
.if but aeeUsto1 aintain its ascentlenLr
'.rthe influence and. instrumentality of an
organized corps of public officers, acting in con
cert and under the direction of a central poiver at
Washington, and in palpable derogation of the
principles of Jefferson and Other lounciers ol ii
In 1830, they were the friends of a National
bonk, and they and the president only differed
from others of its friends as to the forr i of its or.
ganisation. In 1836 they were ami still profess
to be so much the tnemia of such an institution
in any form that thoir.candidate for the Presiden.
cy is pledged to veto any bill which the wisdom
of Congress or the wants of the country may re.
quire to he enacted!
In 1833, they were the zealous, powerful, and
even proscriptive friendt and champions of the
system of State Banks, and firm believers in their
virtues. Thvy now affect to be the most unspar.
ing enemies of their own offspring! They were
then the advocates for lending out the public mon
tsjargely for the accomodation of trade. They
now pretend to abhor this as a err'-?i only second
to treason! ,
In 1835, they were the denouncers and revilers
of the scheme for an Independent Treasury, nnd
voted it down in Congressajby an almost unani
mous party vote, charging it as unrepulJican, cor.
ritptin$ and monarchical in iw character They
iww proscrioe every man us an enfmy to democra-
Whilst promising to (he nation what they de
nominate a constituiional currency, theiracts have
twice mainly contributed to bring upon the peo
pie a suspension of specie payment, in less than
30 months an unfraternal object, to the accom-
pnsiiment of which they have bent all their offi
cial influence, iusiead of that honorable and na
rental confidence and countenance, without which
no bank can operate with interest to itsulf and
advantage to the people. In this uncalled for
and unrelenting crusade against the business and
credit of the counti, they have reduced the gov
ernment itself, in the midst of profound peace and
unexampled plenty, to that last resort of a bank,
rnpt treasury, known only as the incident of war
ami calamity the issue of unconvertible Trcas.
ury PAPER!
This catalogue of broken faith, and desortod
principles, might suffice to justify ihe honest nnd
(ho upright who have been heretofore deceived
by thti unfulfilled professions of the men they
have confided in, but we cannot forbear a more
ample exposition of our grievances for the past,
and our purposes for the future. In doing this,
we but adhere to the. great principles which bro't
General Jackson into power, ond which his sup.
porters in this meeting have never abandoned.
We denounce, as auti-republican and danger
ous in 'he extreme, the doctrine lately pronuilga.
ted, that "Congress may not guard tho free oxer
cise of the elective franchise from Executive con
trol and influence
i i -i
ng'thc officers of
the government from interior nir with the nnrmlar
elections beyond the due a),d orderly exercise of
their own right of suffrage," and having early
adopted, we yd tdhere toihe ssntiments of Tho's
Jefferson upon tbs sublet: In the laneuaca ol
l 'Hr.to3ii6'ol liemocrsy, we yet sav, that
"""tifedom of election being essential to the mu
tual independence of government, and of the dif
ferent hranchrs of thj tame government, so vitally
.cherished liv most ofniir constitutions, it ts deem.
ed improper for oincera depending upon 7ft2rv: r
rMlliVA nf li TTnirtrt 1. nffAi.-inl in pnni.nl . Irt UlllUQ
- - - ..., v......,. w (.unHvt ui in
fluence the free exercise of the elective right. It
is erpected continues tl.e circular of Mr. Jeflur.
son that no officer will attempt to influence tho
rnub itan nartv: and whereas the results of thi- votcs of other men, nor ta teajtu part in the busi
" r r j, , . . .. .r .L. k.: i j
' irrss ui ci"5UMuecr(ttij iiirti uciiig uceiiit'a incon
sistent toitli the spirit of the constitution and
, his duties."
system, as thus far developed, has caused the ire.;:
sum of the people to be shamelessly and openly
plundered by the "victors" who claimed "the
spoils" ol office, and has so far corrupted our
public officers as to shake even tbe firm pillar? ol
our political institutions; and whereas, under the
As Democrats who have not changed, we thus
st nnd justified in denouncing the action of tne
urescnt administration and its officers, on this sub-
operation of Inatsystem, ana ti.iaer we guiaanct ci, iiKumr., w, r mu umwhuu
f thatpowtr, ooa ccrrfncy is deranged, oon j i'ir in contempt and comraventnn of those prin
Mnyiirt is inUrruvled. oubtbade is destroyed, i 'pls of tha father of true democracy, which we
I nttu
est- r.
Ja ! s
ill it-,
ops MAKorACTOacs art prostrated, and the pbo
Bccts or aobicui-tubb no longer find a safe 01
steady market, wa have met to-day, as a com
munity of citizens, to merge the various political
predilections which have heretofore divided us, in
the patriotic desire to confer and act together, in
concerting and carrying out such measures as
shell restoie the government to its former demo
cratic simplicity, and thereby reassert the rights
and retrieve the interests of the great body of the
.1, . .. ... , j i M
we nom as utterly senseless ana unmeaning,
or as grossly hypocritical and insincere, the clam Ad
orous and interested denunciations of that portion ' mi '
of our public men, who represent their antagon
istsin Missouri as 'federalists," or politician
Otherwise un'riendly to a fair and equal , adminis
tration of the government, according to the con
stitution. Of the few federalists in the Westcri
country, they stand arrived on either side of tin
political questions ol U.e present oay, aucorain;
to their judgment, their inclination or their intar I
est. If, indeed, we re:ur to one of tho mos.
prominent and dangerous designs of the old, or
original federal party, we find a greater unity anti
Identity of purpostjin the measures now so strong
. r, . r. r.;j r .i. .J,::.....
ly aavocatea.BY many mcnuo ui mo ira,M,-,Via.
tVmri nmnnest anv Other class ol ciiizei,- '.-v, m.
our object is less to indulge in recriminations of
others than to justify oursilves, wa shall avoid
exemplification except whea cYivcn to it by in
separable connexion. That portion of this Com
mittee who always voted for General Jackson, as
well as thst portion who subsequently voted, for
Mr. Van Buren, have been reluctantly separated
" from those with whom 'hey tl.ua ?cted, in view d(
aoms of the following, amongst other reasons:
In 1828, they and wc were in favour of a sin
1 PmiiUnlial Term coincidina in the opinion
expressed by General Jackson in his letter to tbe
Legislature ol I ennessee, moi a coimici iui io
.ImIiui would beset corruption and consequently
maladministration. Sonieo'.'ustuiiporarilyyieWed
the point, rather than opposu Utneral J ickson in
'3?, but 'hose who abandoned the principle then,
I7n m the Dfsiod of the election of General
Jackson, they wf ra so much in favmr of laws
i'tn movent the Datronaee of the government from
MmU in conflict with the freedom of elections'
thm Mr. Van Buren and Col. Benton, from a com-
ilteo of which they were member, rcportea six
!L on the subject. They now maintain the right
the officers of the government to iniuncro in
liiiea and ele3tions to the utmost 01 their auili. j
, and reuse to legislate against it!
In 1829 they voreiheWMof th protective
stem. Thoy are now its opon ann a jweo eat.
Us. At the same period they were in favour of
rtTfliinnal svstem of Internal Imp l-emmt.
- - . , . ,
l.,t, nil. Yurn too wno e s-.pm , wnt
:ve quoted, and with equal diRacardoftheprin-
i ii s similarly put forth in the first message of
I n. ral Jackson, not only have the leaders of tho
p - srnt dominant party recently denied the right
o Congress to legislate upon the subject, but
have boldly maintained the privilege and the obli
gallon of office-holders to become adive agents
in the control of elections. Since the adoption of
the Senatorial report of Mr. Wall (an ulna fed
era! friend of the administration from Nev Jersey)
on this 8uhPct, the degrading picture diawn ly
i i.. J....: .f. -.i..,r:. r
jruiui, uuiiii inc atiiiiiiiiaiiciiiuii oi ivir.
s, m.iy be witnessed at almost every County
.ig, and in every convention the imuodest
y, and corrupting interference of "lideral
s, thinking not of their Country, but so am.
for tln-ir bread." With him we coomr,
tie verdict can scarcely be pure and disiner.
vhen inns poisoneu ai me oumce, ana as;ie
iinlcil so we noio insist, upon restoring tl,3
:e of Jefferson and fulfilling the promise o'
: insist so, diu.ichangeddetnocrats, because
reni e to tho doctrines we have been cousid
the blindest and most confiding need but
meir eves, and xive scope to rAeiroum un
do i. .( j reason, to perceive a wide departure from
the. :.-ty, simplicity and diiectness of purpose
I. Ji'tiLS-neiMinon'ly d.stingutslieU tne lormer auuiin-
istriioiis Of this government. We sea in them
n frci nl a'Tumiilation of prerogative ond induence
in t ands of tne President a leailul extension
of One Man Power," so anti pode to every
raLj, i. or juit conception of that republican gov.
en. i h k intended by tho ehecks and balances
IIV.' ,-
wr. i
0t- i
II', .
. .-. .- i i i
i in me tonstituiion caicuiaieu perma
i confuse and disturb them, Vind which,
magnifies the influence and authority of
jitiiiant and one marl, in filename degree
the healthful energies of all olliers, and
idly degrades even the rightful estima.
ii h the people should hold them. Such
s we hold to ba destruct:ve of tho only
;'i aluies of the constitution -desi ruct-.-
i- 'is of the Slates and the rights of
, ..nd calculated to raiso up ana main.
;H and corrupting official aristocracy,
'. uts and supporters of a central despot.
: ' plain that our old, established systems
i ;. ive been compelled to give way to a
o . jf crude expedients, and that the most
i .'oieilsof the nation have been brought
I y the adnption of rash and visionary
' t 'ntrimen's. Wo complain of the
' xtravagance and prodigality by which
t rulers have more lluin doubled the
i rmmditurcs. In short, we complain
thai 4 mQ:,( solemn pledges upon whiuh they
cait)1: 'mlc power have been violated, without re.
mots, oif.lcveit without a pretext!
We lateen the whole mass of Naiional of ihotr irit choice,
d:j!ryk'rA,,n ,r.vre!i-d s-l allien ovwwhe'm. ' jtr;oti,
va, .
po: '
n;:t ,.
ed, by the constantly rccuring disordors in tho
telations of the currency. Under the omnipotent
and unchecked predominance ond control of that
party, in ri legislature of the States and in the
government of the Union, wc have witnessed the
State Banks, under (lie stimulus and encourage
ment of Executive action, increased in number,
and in capital, more than they had been in all tlie
previous existence of the Government, and not
only debasing the money circulation by thoir ex
cessive issurs, but communicating the most mis
chievous impulse to the spirit of speculation and
adventure. We have witnessed all this, and if
the leaders of a pftrty who have abandoned every
principle they ever held, the moment it suited thn
whim or the ambition of those who wield the
central jftivcr, could bo made to crimson or recoil
at the most loathsome portraiture of brazen cal
umry and self degradation, the blush of shame
might even be made to mantle on their cheek,
that they charge now upon tuose who resisted
their wild experiments, ond who remained and
yet remain on the old platform of Washington
and Madison that they are the authors of the
Country's calamity I
Yes: While this brood of recent creations hns 1
been preading over our new states eipeciaily, and'
where ie administration has hod the largest ivay,
those who brought these evils upon the people have
not the poor excuse of having been taken by sur
prise in reference to the result. With extraordi
nary foresight, nnd accuracy of prediction, did the
wisest men of the nation, of all parties, admonish
and forewarn them in the boginnin?, of the fright
ful consequence of disorders, which their rage of
iiiuwvauuii upjn uie esiQDiisiiPU order or things,
their unwise zeul for state banking, and their ig
norance of its mysteries were soon to bring upon
the country. They denounced many of us then,
for opposing so wild a scheme of policy, and stand
ing where vie had seen we were safe. They denounce
us now, for again refusing to leave our old repub
lican position, and join them in a n'w and more
rninnus " experiment" than the one which has ex
ploded nnd WE DENOUNCE THEM, who having WUI1
dered afar off from the track which forty years of
successful travel had rendered plain, secure nnd
simple, Inve not the manly justice to acknowledge
their mistakes, nor the patriotism to repair their
Such is a brief nnd hurried summary of soma of
uie most exceptionable leatures in tha conduct ond
measures of that party who yet unblushiiigly call
upon the people to follow thein'in their devious and
destructive path : Such, too, are the men, who ytt
claim not only to bo considered Rtpu'ilicms, but
usurp, without a blush, the titlo of DEMO
Against this libel upon our principles, an demo
crat and Republicans, in name and in practice,
we enter only the contemptuous protest which is
due to so columnious a sacrilege. When they shall
again join themselves to us, in proclaiming hos
tility to every attempt to strengthen the Executive
arm of the tiovernmant, and in priclising uprn the
political maxims of the fathers of the Republican
party, then, and not till then, can they wear with
manly countenance the honored name of ' Demo
crat, except it be possible to do so under that just
derision which the craftiness of the lew, and tho
honest credulity of the many, have brought upun
that time-revered designation.
If we are asked to what specific reforms we direct
our i-n, we answer that,
We de-ire to see the dignity, the inte.'ritv nnd
nu.i:iiira 01 iiib v.iaei iUngisjrate ot the
uroerveu, uy muuving mm uevonj'l he sim
fish inducements of managing the veopUs uatronnr e
iu eeur riu re-eiceiion anunaa ice nn otlter mason
tor our vrejerena, we should not hesilaie to chn
the distinguished republican who is tileJircJ to t'lal
gre.it purpos?, instead of any man who opposed it.
in (I, a,, .. in nuttA 'I1.. UI'. -I. . . .
' wi pittum.w. xu me vsiituiisniiieiii oi
that precedent, more lhan to nny thing else, do the
eyes of the oldest, and most reflecting every where
look, as the only safeguard against the wrangling
and mal-administration which has so deeply atiectej
the honor and the interetts of the country, and
already fore-shadows the decadence of its institu
tions. We desire to see the popular will supreme in
the legislation of the country ; unfettered by execu
tive appliances, executive tfficers, executive patron
age or executive dictation; spontaneuus and with
out a prompter, speaking its otcn first sober
thoughts, as becomes the frte man not drilled by
agents and officers, nor intimidated by any extra
neous machinery of party or of powr.
We desire to sea re-estublislied, on a basis firm
and immutable, the doctrine of Jerlerson and the
recommendation of Jackson, in relation to Appoint
ments to office, not only uuder the Federal Govern
ment but that of the States. "Is ho Aonesf , is he
capable, is be faithful to the constitution," should be
the test words now, as they were in those bettor and
happier days of the republic. Then, the sub-treasury
was unlhought of, as a means of increasing
the power and patronage of the Presidant, and
national penitentiaries were deemed unnecessary
as adjuncts to the side keeping of the federal
We desire to see the public monies under the
control of congress, ns directed by the constitution,
and wc desire never tgain to have a President who
will four timet in succession set at contemptuous
disregard the declared will of that body, and delib
erately insult the people, whose voice he often
thwarted by the authorised declaration nf hisitrgan
on the floor of the house, tl:tt his system "should
(intinue in operation during his presidency, "in
sue en tamenialiuns tnere or elsewhere. '
While we would have the genertl interests of
tin country trms secured and transacted, we would
I. I. .1.1 l : : - .,
ii. urnuiu iiiy uiuiq iiuincmaic cuiierrns or meyl
Srae carried frrward sb became the interest, IhJt
dignHy, and tri destined greatness of the larpesf
inemlier of thf confederacy. InstcaH.of wirnessiit"?''
the huiniliuliig spectacles we have Inen fjrced
behold, of the chosen Governor of a rrrent iiK
proud spiritfci peoole truckling to the trej udic.e&
anu sitrrenatrinq nimseij w me purptns or me ce.ji
tral power at Washington, we would have him wha
we had created him under coustitiitioi of oar adoo
tion, the gutrdian, protector, asserter and defeni
.1.- -:.-i... I i . i i.:.. , c ! '
ui ma rinis miu iiuiiit ui ill finic, iiiu ui U1PTV
born rn:tiilii3ss and interests of Atrpe.p!. Whl'.Vj
we therefore, forbear comparisons, ir further re ,
auctions, we will nut loregu an exprtssion of tin.
gratihcation we realise in ihe luct, that we have
before us at least one competent cilizoi, who would
worn to negochite fur a place at the .ands of u.i
I'residi nt, while holding tha hiuiisni ofhc in tlie
gilt of the People, and who will recognise but one
Siveieign above him the men of us siate and
their groat and collected interests.
Entertaining the opinions we have thus hastily
thrown together, wo rejoice that th' barriei-s of
prejudice (unjust as mmy of us mrv dweio it to
have bien) no lougnr interposes as areosiacle to
the union of all houost republicans inuverling the
evils and securing the benefits we hn nltMnpted
to poutray The distinguished soHie- and states
man who stands opposed to the re-eletiua cf Mar
tin Van Buren is less the candidate of ,. pa-ty than
the candidate of tiie people. It is true l.at la unites
in Lis favour the now cordial aud nn'nii support of
ihe gallant army of the Whigs, whih'is' cimine.
titur is bucked by the opposite party, ui.i-r.ri dill'---ent
name ; but it is equally trun, tnat it .uts bi'imusc
it was assumed that neith.-r of these j'.verful i;.i r-
titu would lie able, of t ie.oi"lvus, to e' it tl.a nun
that the iVuigt, ire tiding th -ir
magnanimous submission to the desire of tlie thou
sands in almost every state, and of every party,
who had fixed their hopes eifH affections, as we have,
npoa. the retired patriot of the West, the man
under whom .tlie country should have rcor; not
less than Jf11" ss and, security. W can unite
support Jy , President, under evert
m lip N iii ur jlatiom: from .
Washinotonto MonhofV Xlic oledre 'VZZ. . j?.M l?.n,
long prfciri h
Jii. Dsn
the l'resu v. he waul
fill In V., ..-.!-.
his adf
nolieyt Vui
that comun j A Id
the puresan-
the libera Jg
divided iri i
may un,.f J
tivei 1
IS j
cot C
0 Mj
I.-. M
raveling the projcrtifm ot fl
in his competitor. We ioyeusljf
the prosperous era of Jeflersqnl
capacity, and fidelity to the c'
aiona constitute the passpor
tion. (
Resolved, That while we
and published opinions of
il.es the) ATwfpff,,
usn't irurnisn
'of I many.'
i the JaBjjr, on whi
en, Hie imr, on which
nt who have been heretofore
e or the prejudices of the past
etlinr withoufmore ttWn that
oncession which is aLtli? basis
tions, aad which is the conserve-
the union itself. We exclude
, or course, all -those wln
opposing eveiy tiling exfijjit the
inance of the nartv in' ioso
..i.t . K W
urisn, osjMvnosf! iavci lione
vill be fOtTnd to be the tiudiea Trevil-
ently good, as well as the truly great
urinz ana unammtious habits have
ttracted the rreneml ttpntinn Wa
exciune, also, the self-sufficient little men, who de
rivA all s u n: - : .. I' . . f ,
n inoii iinuniiaiion oi men ana measures
either from the persons alluded to, and retail it
ngnin to others, or, if they read at all, read only
tho newspapers whose vocation it would have been
to slunder Washington or Jefferson, alike with
Harrison, had either the ' Father of his Country"
- ncusue or petnocrncy," stood in the way
of the designs of " Hint parly," with which they
im.c vi.weiiwiey would "sink or swim" "riWi
or wrong ."' to su:h we hive but to sav. that ns
' Ephrnim is joined to his idols, let hitii a'9tie,M
tiii' trom thst portion of our fellow citizens whose
seif-respect will not permit ihem to rrinilnmn .
patriot, whose varied and eminent public service
runs through a period exceeding two centuries,
without reading the story of those services, us they
stand incorporated in tlie histories of his country,
there if every thing to hope and nothing to fear.
He will there see, that General Harrison was
a R'publican, in the nr.ny of Wayne, before he
whom his slmiderers uphold knew tho meaning of
!. . IT. 'II .t . .p
ui" leiui. no win u.re see, that the man whom
they now denominate a federalist was a supporter
ftp r.tr i ! . i.i i- . ' 1
ui uytuuii winie noiuing an important otiice under
in-3 em-r Aaams. He will see him .I'bsnquently
appointed by the author of tho Declaratio"i--s: Inde'
pendence, to be the first Governor of that " favour
ite western country," upon which that far-seeing
pr.triot relied to fondly and atlcctioiutelv. as the
counterpoise and barrier ngninst the degenerocy of
me uiuer nnu more opulent members ot tlie confed
eracy. There, too. he will see, that while millions
pissed through his hands as the agent of the Gov
ernment, not a dollar ever entered his pur.;e. Corn
ing down to the middle period of his services, ho
will see that he wore to the army the double com
missions of James Madison and Isaac Shelby nnd
that he received the marked approbation of the r?ov-
ernments of both. He will here too read the story
ol the cruel intrigues, and the abandoned injustice
uf a few men who were interested to oro!rr
iiim but his manly heart will rejoice within him
as ha progresses to the overthrow and discomfiture
uf his oppressors and the triumphant vindication of
me oppressed, bike gold seven times lientfd
the refiners fire, he will seethe man who never did
UT-ynt",- W.i W r-ona- to his follow or his ronntrv.
cur.ie forth the purer from his persecutors of that
dk, as he is destined to do in this evening of his
honorable and useful career.
The friends of General H.irrUon may safely
senrn to answer nn accusation, touching either
the pure republicanism of his political principles cr
the elevated patriotism, nnd adoration of country,
v.'h nh liken him more to the men of the past than
inary of the present generation. The malignant
slnnderot his principles on the subject of slavery,
might pass without other refutation than is fur
nished in his public speeches, his rerent letters and
his oft recorded votes, were it not lhat even men in
.Ifiisouri are found, either sufticently base or sufii
ciently credulous to mke or to countenance the
ungrateful calumny ! Let it suffice then, at once, to
answer the calumny, am) to stand forth us a me
mento of the violence aud injustice of that party,
that the men who present and encourage this foul
accusation, aie the supporters of Martin Van Bu
ren, who voted that this State we inhabit should
not come into Ihe Union with the slaves which
were then cultivating her fields, and felling her for-e;-t,
while Harrison reared his head aZoiiethe only
representative from Ohio, to welcome us into tho
sisterhood, free and untrammelled as we are. FOR
THIS hi was sacrificed for the time, at home, yet
shall this sacrifice, endear him the more to the
wirm hearts which bent here for his success, in
stead of being turned to thcaccount of his revilers,
who ungratefully affect to regard this singlo check
to his popularity, as evidence of the unworlhiness
of the van, instead uf commending and rewarding
that noble sacrifice to his principles and our cause.
... tf .v,Mm ,
iripna oi iiiartin VSn Bi
tatesv'we are erntifird to n,
.!i; . , . . . . . r
signi aiifl.auinonty wfcinli
oeraie exercise or the legi,
ia cunviciions wnich havn
iris mind by the failure of all
that the discretion of
not be used according
his competitor to ti
the representatives of
a new ana properly riT
uie people, acting through
2 l
1 if! W
ose of
action of
e crt-atiuif of
1 Bank! .To
IJjiediate represen
tatives, of their chftico, should riow bo tubmit-
icq irm imrrini sunject or " regulating the cur
T"0" d,,ty ot the Pre'ent wili b suffi-
enact "KJ extCtttinS lh. lawswhldi they
Rssolred, That we are not less deliberate.?',!;,,
posed to the sub-treasury noir. than we were when
it was proposed in 193.r That we then agreed,
nnd yet agree, with General Jackson, and the lead
ing presses which supported his administration,
that it is "disorganizing, revolutionary, nnd at
war with the spirit of our institutions" expos
ng the public treasure to be plundered by a hundred
hands," and " dangerously and enormously increas
ing the powers of the executive." In the baleful
and selfish co-alition which has since been formed
between Martin Van Buren and the nnllitiers, by
whom the measure was first brought forward, and
in tne tremendous weight of Executive influence,
which must have been used to bring over so lame
a number of the Congressmen and presses who op
posed it in '35. to support it since, wo have tlie
mot powerful and convincing argument for the re
cessity pf limiting the term cf the President and
diminishing his patronage.
Resolved, That the Conservatives of the Unicr
m having patriotirnlly refused to go with Martin
an Buren, in this flagrantespoosemeutuf ihe prin
ciples and policy which had thus received the
marked and recorded denunciation of 5-G of the
members uf Congress during the last year of Gen
eral Jackson's administration, have erected to
themselves a monument in the regards and affec
tions of their countrymen, which will endure s0
long ns the page of history shall point to the
treachery they averted, and tho interests thev pre
served. "
"solved, Lisilv. that nn will i
zealously co-onera'te in thn nunC.ti i...,.'....i.i
means to aiM the vota of Miri; i ,i,"t. .;.,
...... ,1UIU Sjuiy o, repiiblicin states
prouuiy D-nr tiie ni.b e L-nwr cf
pmuit unism aim Keerm.
Oti motion, it was
ORT-r.REP, Thtit the ibi-eoinu Pioueooiii-ro
be nuthenti-nted by the simturas of the
ofiicers of the meeting', nnd lhat ilicv be
ptiblished in tlie various pt pets in this Suite
friendly to the cause o! IIa:i.';im and Rj:.
And then the meeting iidjourued.
JU ni M. aLLEX, '
Bondurant i
Miami, Tow)
Lewis and Geor?e Vv1
On motion of E, C.!hrE:,
Ordered, That the Club hold its ituTuSeit
tn the Court House, on 'he first !
On motion of Thornton Stroihcr,
llcsohcd, Thit the proceedings
ing be signed by the ch'u'unan aijl attested by in
flfri- .Hi n,rl mil, i.T,a : K. - r . r -si
j,u,jii?!ibu ijons LilCK
u us nrai ii!ecT,
; Monday in MaY
iihcr, Esrj. it wi
ngs of tho niee
f 1
I 1 -
iv i iiis nt- uujn;, tn -ir fir-,' iCO Qty
ciJt, bowed Vrl',r,':'w Pf 4 "(Vlvtoi,
The reading of the preamble and address
being concluded,
On motion of Captain Wm. D. Bwinnet,
it was
Rbbocvkd, nnanimously, That the pream-
hie and address of the Tippecanoe Clun of
ward County be adopted by the meeting
eseniiag a common basis for the cordial.
iBnnonious co-operation of every
M of republican liberty, nnd that this
will zealously co-i perate with ks
itfs, in promoting the patriotic object
Ictr association.
ptuin John T. Clevklanu ofTered ihe
wing scries of resolutions, which were
i and unanimously adopted by the mee-
Iletolvcd, That experience and observation hav
but Mo amply and mournfully demonstrated, that
thl limitation of the I'residentiiil tnnurn, to a Single
Tein, as oritrinally proposed in the first Jlessosre
ofiJeneral Jackson, is an object no longer tnbe
pcitponed, in promoting th? uprightness snd purity
of Ihe Kedorul Admiui-tratinn, by placing the ex
ecutive beyond tho sinister influence of desiring a
reelection, and secretly perverting the vast patro
iiaje of his station to secure that object. We re
joiie. therefore, that the early and repented pledges,
which have been made public bv one of the dislin
guidied candidates now before tiie country, in refer
enco to this vital proposition, prnsents a common
groond nf political allinit.y for Ilia reflection and
patriotionf all parties, without requiring an equif
lan' surrmlor uf tho oainiuns of anv.
I'.esiilvei, That in Ihe purity, benevolence (irul
wen iMiaiico i..uerlioa or the character
wr : ii: ir ,
" wiinaiii n. nurnsnn ; in th
pus. emimmt 6BrK.-.s; in t;je ttta-lf,
reiMtilieanisiii ot l,(
ihe liberal and iui,
his heart, we ive an -
ai:'.'nruiheJ ,i;..b
jirt..' ii:u UIT ts n'
Extract from Gen. Harrisr.u's lellT io Ju-igt
Denn y.
To the dut ies which I have enumerated, so proper
in my opinion to be performed by the opposition to
Ihe present adminisiration (and which are, as I be
lieve, in constitutional obligation,) I will add
another which I believe also to be of much import
ance. I mean tho observance of the most concil
iatory course of conduct towards our political op
ponents. After the censure which our friends have
so freely and so justly bestowed upon the present
Chief Magistrate, for having in no inconsiderable
degree disfranchised the whole body of his political
opponents, I am certain that no oppositionist, true
to the principles lie professes, would approve a sim
ilar course ol conduct in the person whom Ids vote
has contributed to elect. In a Erpnblie, una of
the surest tests of a healthy stale tf its institu
tions, is to be ruimd in the 'immunity with which
every citizen may, upon all occasions, exoress his
political opinions and even his prejudicus, in the
discharge of his duty as nn elector.
On Monday, the 16th instant, one of the lar.
gest political assemblages ever convened in the
county of Saline, met in the Court Yard at Ar
row Rock, and were organized in the Court House
by calling Ceneral William Miller lo the Chair
and the appoininient of John A. Trigs lo act as
Being thus organized, Judge Gillmote Hays
submitted for adoption the following resolution:
Jlesolved, That we hail the nomination of
General William Hirnry Harrison, of Ohio, cou
pled with his previous patriotic pledges to surren
der back the vast patronn-e of llm Presidential
office, to Vie people, at tho expiration of "a single
term," as events which present A COMMON
GROUND for the union nf all trua republicans,
without tho sacrifice of any equivalent principle.
Wo therefore pledge ourselves to each other, ond
to our republican friends throughout the slate, that
we will uso every honorable exertion to promote
him to that distinguished elevation, which a life of
patriotic toil, and eminent public service, have so
richly earned.
After the reading of he resolution, Co'.. James
H. Diah, of Fayette, by invitation, oJdiesf-cu the
meeting in a speech of two hours, in v hich he
exhibited tho character and miliiury scivicta J
General Harrison, contrasting his prctensiorR to
the confidents of ihe Amciican People in clear
forcible and eloquent manner, with those of Mr'
iui Buren; and proving from fads, and histcfi.
cal testimony, the stern, gonerous and republican
patriotism of the ono and the cunning, duplieity
.1 1 I . t i. - .
cinsiiness of tho other. Co
J. iir.es.
And then tlicmeuting adjourncd.v
JOHN A. TRIGG, Secrelary.
From the Oiiio Confederate and Old School Rv
(A Yen Buren Paper.)
What wo ir,ay think of tne ticket tondored to
the country by the Whig National Convention,
wo do not assume to be a ina:tc,r of public impor
tance. Nevertheless, it is our right, and perhaps
our duty, to sny foour readers, that we O'dicvo
it to be the strongest ticket which lhat body, as
delegates oftiie Whig party, hud the power lo offer
to iho American people. Two men less excep
tionable to the honest and potriotic yeomanry of
the country, in point of iniividual worth, could
not probably have boon found a.uong tha Ll .
sands of disinterested merit, within the wide
p;iis of selection. Worth;-, pgpulaf, nay,
loved by their countrymen, if a niajoiity shall b-.i
Ib'ind to withhold their suil'iages from General
Harrison nnd Mr. Tyicr lb; tha highest offices of
tho Republic, it may not authorise d;e conclu.
siun that they have no: the unbounded confidence
of the people. The suans.? combinations cf pnr
ty interests which s'gnahzo the period, peaces
those citizens beforo their country, as the repip.
tatives of principles and particj, in some instan
ces foreign to each, in many to one of them, an
may produce results whi. 1. ,iii the absence of lltrsa
po.v.i'ifr assjctutiotts, would be essentially'
It happened t - on two o.',:.-:.s"ot,, when
noithi.T ourscif, nor li.os : -,und cs, were nmici.
pating for him the imporiai.t ; - ; which he
now statics pciore tne country,
inioits oi uen. uamson, i.r.a to assort Ji
claims to the respect pncl coninience ol h 3 conn,
tryincn. The cviiLtices of these cmbelish many
of the brightest pagos of his country's history since
nearly lialf ajriiry. To repett tl;:;r.. :s eup4-
i rjrro-iory, t, ut .3BBjsj hjo-.i. -, o
cruel ana unjust, fl lortyy'-t. jiuhl.c s'rvfc;,
in h'li (vl rwjwiiswte station, boini.ng in yourh
am! uHluencc, spent in toil and fidelity, and end.
. I in poverty without reproach if ti.ese qtiai;;ica
and services entitle not a citizen to tl honorable
estimation of his countrymen, tho siVi.Ions tu
patriotic effort has ceased to exist, and pure and
magnanimous a. ..billon, in its way of high and
viituous endeavor, will strive no more.
Of John Tyler, we aie warranted to spc-n! by
our knowledge of tho man. But why shall we
speak? His name is faniilliur to all the people.,
from extremity to extremity of the laud ; and t!: y
evidence of ono witness who has known him long
and well, affirming his moral excellency, his intel.
lectual power, snd political purity ami rectitude,
can add ndhing of force to the testimony of a
public life for near thirty years. Mi. Tyler com
menced his serviec for the country at a very early
age being selected to the House of Delegates of
Virginia before ho had attained his 2ls! year. Ry
that' hod he, was appointed o member oLthe Ex
estiva Council cf tho Stale whenceHieutii!
soon transferred by tho people to the House of
Representatives of the United Stales. Several
successive tornis in the lower House of Congre-is,
he was next raised lo the Chief Magistracy of the
State, but before ihe cxp'iaiion nf his official
term, he was elected J0$ie United States Senate.
His subsequent participation and the part he has
ucird, in the interesting events which have mark
od the era, are known to all. We will only now
add of Mr. Tyler, that through all the clinngcs of
ma jjuiiuiui me, i.nn imposing events. .lie !.
lieeu distinguished as a .firm, consistnnt',' and un'
form Republican. .Is traitor disciple of the ichwl
of the great Jtfferson Virginia HAS NUT
That almost every thing done bj the lending nun
of the Administration, uow-a-rhys, is done as a
matter of policy, cannot he gsinseyed. honeitr
much it may be lamented and deplored. Tha :ub
lic good clone is seldom, if ever taken ir.Ui cilid
eratiou. But, the question, " will our party jjnin
any thing by it, "will this u. i::t fan.., i.ai - -
the first inquiries nude hi iho r,lo I
on Hie introduction of any new subject or impnj
lieu, it i an poncy, mufrabh!, calculj'ini.
cv. iritti nnt. ll,, ;.,r-...fr p .' . . .
-"-v "iii vi ujirir parly ;.
regnril.es- of the jeroJrid or ulrinuia
cy. Can itbeothej
and selfish pmi ti
ueuus and ruinou.
prin.jj!')' mrt
n,n C . i?a"e ol
priiici;de?"Sre la
wholly f,
ticular b
nis v nn ami cnlctilafing aclJUhness of tho other. Col )2J
Klnt.l.. . L ..e ... i l .. . ..
sn,',!l;, r in "- j'.H wa cinoiceu ; y many apt anu nap j
py illustrations, and
f r th.;! buists of sim ;i-tl ui.d unaffected applause. Jf
M.,-f hi) .ln luinn ' (... . - W
or dispii
lbs gen-i
The I
to t ilk

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