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For the Times.
On the Wabash when the sun was low,
In ambush lay the hidden foe,
And dark as winter was the flow.
Of Wabash rolling rapidly.
Hut Harrison saw another sight,
When the drum beat at dead of night,
Commanding fires of death to light,
The darkness of the scenery.
By torch and trumpet fast arrayed,
Each freeman drew his battle blade,
And furious every charger neighed,
Tojoin the dreadful revelry.
Then shook the hills with thunder riven,
Then rushed each man to battle driven,
nd louder than the bolts of heaven,
Far flashed the dark-red musketry.
And redder yet those fires shall glow,
Which felled the hellish savage foe,
And darker ret shall be the flow
Of Wabash rolling rapidly.
'Tis morn, but scarce yon lurid Bun,
Can pierce the war clouds rolling dun,
Where furious Shawnces' deep-mouthed gun,
Hour 'mid the sulph'rous canopy.
See ! Harrison rush from place to place,
While smoke and fire begirt his face,
To crush the assaulters of his race,
With Kentucky's gallantry.
The combat deepens: On ye brave,
Who rush to glory or the grave;
Wave, freemen, all your banners wave,
And shout with all your chivalry.
Friends shall part, where friends do meet,
Combined their country's foes to beat,
Though each turf beneath their feet,
Should be a soldier's sepulchre.
Hark ! how the fulling foes retreat,
Bold Harrison's victory Is complete,
And every turf's a winding sheet,
Of some Indian warrior.
Apple Ridge, Mo. July 8.
JOSEPH COOPER'S ADDRESS,
TO THE PEOPLE OP HOWARD.
My Old Fhiends or IIowakd : Being can.
didate to represent you in the Senate of this State,
is the cause of rny addressing you at this time;
and having no disposition to conceal my princi
ples, but believing it the duty of every candidate
to lay them before those he offers to represent, I
will proceed, in a very brief inunncr, to state such
of mine as I am told oro interesting the minds
of the people.
Of the manner in which I will fulfil the follow
ing pledges, if elected, and stand by the interests
of my county in all other respects, you will have
to judge from my conduct in private life having
been a citizen, fanner, and trader among you for
near thirty years.
I am in favour of the election of Genml liar,
rison, as President, for a single term of four
years, he standing pledged to the people not to be
a candidate for re-election, and to set the impor
tant example of one term. I consider the estab
lishment of this-principlo of the utmost import
ance, as it will do away all electioneering among
the office holders, and tend to the promotion and
advancement of honesty and virtue in the admin
istration of our public affairs.
1 entertain no doubt of the necessity nnd pro
priety of a National Bank, and think there is
wisdom enough in this great nation so to arrange
ts details as to greatly-advance the interest of thai
farmer, tracUlr, nrTJ merchant. We all know how
signally the State Banks have failed in Mipplying
the place of the Old Bank, having in a few years
broken up all trado and commerce. Formerly
the trader could pay you a fair price for your ar
tides, take them to market, procure United Stales
paper in payment, and come home end pay his
debts, to the general satisfaction of those with
whom he traded ; but now all are afiaid to trade,
as there is scarcely any who are judges of the
different kinds of money, and the trader would
surely be broken down by the greatdiscount the
different little banks being from five to fifty per
cent, under par. We may continue to try one
experiment aftei another, but in my judgment
the farmers will be the sufferers, nnd as one of
that class I would prefer a return to former times.
1 believe the sub-treasury, as the oflieo holdeis
call it, will only male matters worse, as I recol
lect wh"n the specie circular was issued, it was
promised to muka silver moro plenty among the
farmer, nnd I think we all know it has been the
causo of taking all our silver from among us,
until it is now almost impossible to procuro
change for a five dollar note. I know, too, that
nil tiie promises in our Piesiduul's message, and
speeches of our Congressmen, on the subject of
g Id and silver, nave resulted in disappointment;
and for one I feel unwilling to trust them any
It is con'cndcd bv some that the State Bank of
Missouri is good, and that if other state banks had
acted bh she has, they would bo good also. I
know our bank continues good, and if any of us
had credit e'nough to borrow a few thousand dol
lais in silver, and weio then to lock it up and
hire twenty or thirty men, at from five hundred to
twenty five hundred dullixs a year, to wakli it.
we could bo good ns lung as it lasted; but if
reports are true, the people aro not out of all
danger of paying taxes to stop some of the leaks
which have lately been discovered in its vaults.
Particular men are suid to have been favoured
with as much as thiiiy thousand doll irs of this
money, much of which is now doubtful, and if 1
am elected, I pledge myself to try and have a
committee appointed who will honestly examine
into this matter, and report the truth to the
people. If any thing is wrong, and it turns on'
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that any partiality has been used, I will vote for
an entire new set of officers and directors.
My honorable competitor doos not deny hav
ing voted for what is commonly called the Cur
rency Bill of the last session, and I understand
he is under a pledge to voto for it again if he is
elected. I will give a very different vote if it is
your pleasure to elect me, and pledge myseir not
to legislate the little currency we have out of the
state. I have found it of great use to me in pay.
ing up for produce and stock, and think the peo
ple generally could not have paid their debts if
the bill had passed and become a law at the time
our members voted for it.
I also pledge myself not to run the State in
debt any more than can be avoidod, being in fa
vor of tiding on horseback instead of rail-roads,
until the hard times are superseded by better mo
ney and better credit, nnd more of both.
The right of o majority of the people to in
struct thei representatives will never be op
posed or denied by me, but 1 will not permit n
few men about the towns to set themselves up
for the people, os is common in the winter, and
undertako to instruct me to give a vote which I
believe to be in opposition to your rights acd in
terests. It is well known to a large majority of you
that I supported and voted for Gen. Jackson, but
believe he done wrong in vetoing the Bank of
the United States, and not pu ling up another
one in its stead. This I consider the beginning
of all our troubles in money matters. If the
place of that bill, when not permitted to pass, had
been supplied with as good a one (thought to bo
less dangerous) we would all have been much
better off or such is my honest opinion.
I will sav nothing on the subject of my qualifica
tions to represent you, considering that myself nnd
my honorable competitor ought not to quarrel a-
about that. You will therefore have to weigh our
principles, and decide which is best calculated to
advance yourselves and our country. To your
decision, whether (or or against me, 1 will bow
es becomes a republican.
Your fellow Citizen,
Howard. County, July 13, 1S10.
GEN. HARRISON AT COLUMBUS.
The following is the substance of Gen. 7arri-
son's remarks at Columbia, Ohio. They were
reported by the editor of the Ohio Confederate, a
former supporter of Van Buren. We hope the
Loco Foco croakers will be satisfied now, that
the people's candidate '13 now uncaged, and that
they will ceaso their slanderous reports of his
concealing his opinions. The old General very
happily alludes to this slander.
GENERAL HARRISON'S REMARKS.
General Harrison said he was greatly indebted
to his fellow-citizens of Columbus and Franklin
County the most cordial hospitalities had at all
limes been necoiued to him by them. So long
ago as tho time when he was honored with the
command of the "North-Western Army," and
held his Head Quarters at Frank linton, on the
other side of the river, it was his fortune to find in
the people of Franklin County, not only good
citizens, but patriots and soldiers. Their unvary
ing kindness to him had laid him under many pre
vious obligations, and their generous attentions on
the present occasion ho cheerfully and gratefully
He said ho had no intention to detain his friends
by making a Speech and he did so in obedience
to what ho understood to be the desiro of those
whom he addressed. lie was riot sui prised that
the public curiosity was awakened in referenco to
some things which had been lately published con
cerning him, nor was he unwilling to satisfy the
leelings of his lellow-cttizens by such proper ex
planations as Decauie mm, in ms present position
before the country, ie confessed that ho had
suffered deep mortification, since bo had been
placed before the peoplo as a candidate lor the
highest office in their irift may, the most exalted
station in the world that any portion of his conn-
trymen should think it necessary or expedient to
abuse, slander and vilify him. His sorrow arose
not so much from personal dear as was to him
the humble- reputation ho had earned as fiom
public considerations. 7e might draw consola
tion, under this species of injury, from the revela
tions of history, which showed that the best of
men, who had devoted their lives to the public
service had been tho victims of traduction. But
virtue and truth a e the foundations of our Repub-
Iican Byslem when these arc disregarded, our
free institutions must fall he looked, therefore,
at symptoms of demoralization with sincere re.
gret, as betokening danger to public liberty. A
part ol the political press, supporting the existing
administration, and certain partisans of Mr. Van
liuren, alto a candidate lur that high omeo to
which some of those whom he addressed desired
to elevate him, had invented and propagated many
calumnies ag tinst him, but he proposed on the
present occasion to speak of ouo only of the nu
merous perversions and slanders which hlled the
columns of the newspapers and misrepresented
his character ami conduct. He alluded to the
slory of his fuiuo. s "Cunjidaitial Cummittci,"
as ihey called it. "The story goes," said Gen.
Harrison, "that I have not only a committee ol
couseiunco-keepeis, bul that they put me in a
cage, fastened with iron Lars, and keep me in
that." (To one who looked at his bright and
speaking eye the light which Deemed in its rich
expression the smilo which played upon his
countenance, blending the lineaments of benevo
lence and firmness who remembered also ihat
ho was listening to the voice of a son of old Gov.
Harrison, one of "ihc signers," the pupil of old
"Mad Anthony," the hen of Tippecanoe, the
Defender of. Fort Meigs, fm conqueror of Proc
tor the idea of Hri. lUary 1 irrLion in a case!
was irresistibly ludiciitius! When the laughter
had subsided lint General proceeded.) "I have no
Comuiillee, fellow-citizei s; confidential or other.
It i true that 1 employed my friend Major
Gwynne to aid mo in returning replies to some o!
the numerous questions propounded to me by let
ters. But to such only as any man could answer,
one os well as unuther. There is scarcely a ques
lion of a political nature now agitating the public
mind, on which I have nut long since promulgated
my opinions, by speeches, published letters or
official acts. A large majority of letters tddresscd
to mti purported to Heck my views of Abolition,
United .States Bank, and other matters concerning
which my views woie alieady in possession ol the
public. The mot suitable answer to these
CEASES TO HE DANGEROUS, WHEN REASON IS LEFT FREE TO COMBAT 7V
and to well intentioned persons the most atisfac
tory wus a reference to the documents in which
my opinions already expressed were to be found.
Such answer I entrusted to my well tried and
faithful friend Major Gwynne. Letters requiring
mora particular attention I answered myself.
Every body who knows Major Gwynne knows
that he is not one whom 1 would employ to write
a political letter. 7j is a self made man a
soldier and a gentleman but ne'uher a politician
nor a scholar. I asked the service of him, be
cause he was my friend, and I confided in him,
and it was plain and simple. My habit is to re
ceive, open and read my letters myself. Such as
may bo easily answered by another, I hind to my
friend an endorsation indicating where (he infor
mation sought may be found as thus "refer
the writer to speech at Vincenncs" or "The
Answer is seen in a letter to Mr. Denny," &c.
But it seems that Major Gwynne was Chairman
of a Committee of tho Citizens of Cincinnati or
of amilt n County. When the famous Oswe
go lclt- r was received, it was read, and as usual
with such letters, I endorsed it and handed it to
Major Gaynne. But, it seems, when tho answer
was prepared, it was signed also by his colleagues
of the County or City Committee.
Of ull this I knew nothing nor in their ca
pacity of Committee had they any thing to do with
my letters. Yet by a little mistake and much
perversion these gentlemen have been erected in
lo a committee ol my conscience-keepers, & made
to shut mo up in n cage to prevent mo from an
swering interrogatories." Gen. Harrison re
marked that, had he, indeed called to his assis
tance the services of a friend in conducting his
correspondence, he would have hud high authori
ly to justify him in the measure. It had been
said of General Washington ihat many of the
papers which bear his signature were written by
others and he believed it had never been contra
dieted; and Gen. Breckenridge, Aid to Gen.
Jackson in the late war had represented himself
lobe the author of much of Gen. Jackson's cor
respondence. But he had not done so to any
other extent, or in any other seusu than m he
had now explained it in requesting Major
Gwynne to refer those addressing enquiiies lo him
to the public sources of information. And he
would here say, that in all his public life civil,
and military, there was no letter, report, speech
or order bearing his name which was not written
wholly by his own hand. He said, to open, read
and answer all the leltcrs received by him w;.s
physically impossible, though he should do no
thing else whatever. To give his hearers an
idea of tho labor it would lequirc, he said, a
gentlemen then present was with him the mom
ing he left Cincinnati, when betook from the Post,
office 16 letters there- were usually half the
number at the Post-office near his residence 21
letters per day. Could any man, ho asked, give
the requisite attention to such a daily correspon
dence, even to the neglect of every other en
gagement? Tim it was, that many cr nimunica.
lions were sent him which were not entitled to
his notice sent by persons who had no other
object but lo draw from lain something which
might he used to his injury and the injuiy of the
cause with which he was identified yet there
were enough of those which claimed his rcspecful
consideration for the sources from which they
came, and the subjects to which they referred, lo
occupy more time and labor than any one man
could beslow upon lliein.
Gen. Harrison said ho had alluded particularly to
this mutter of the Cummittee becutisc it had so re
cently been tho occasion of so much animadversion
by Ins pulilical adversaries. But it was one only of
many misrepresentations of him, his conduct, his
principles and his opinions with which the party
I'ress was teeming. He said it would occupy him
nmiiy hours to discuss them, if it were necessary or
proper for him to do so. ie referred, however, to
the Uichmotid Enquirer and expressed his surprise
at the manner in which his name and character had
been treated by that paper. lie did so, as it all'or
ded an example of the prostitution of tho press to
party purposes. That paper, which formerly did him
more than justice and paid him the highest compli
ment as a -,idier and civilian whose editor at the
time could designate no other man whom he consid
ered so Well qualified for the responsible place of
.Secretary of War was now lending itself to the
circulation of tho must discreditable calumnies a
gainst him and endeavoring to persuade his coun
trymen that he was a coward and a federalist.
He alluded lo the evidence upon which the Enquirer
sought to fasten the accusation that he was a blark-ciK-l.aile
federnhst i. e. the remarks of Mr. Ran
dolph in the Senate of the United States, lie said
that ihe uttack of Mr. Randolph was inetat the mo
ment it was made and effectually disproved. He
passed a high encomium upon the genius of that
remarkable, man, and said, that those who knew Air.
Randolph, knew that ho never gave up a point in
debate, or receded from his ground any where, until
convicted of error. The fact that he made no reply
to his answer to the charge, is proof to any familiar
with his character Ihat he himself was satisfied that
he hud erred. Gon. Harrison explained tho foun
dation of .Mr. Rmdolph's charge, made at a moment
of temporary irii ation. lie said that old Mr. Adams,
refused to adopt agaiust France the measures which
his party desired and showed himself in that respect,
al least, more an American than a I'urtizan. It
was that course of policy of .Mr. Adams which com
manded his approbation and induced him so to ex
press himself, at the lime. Mr. Randolph remem
bered tho expression hut probably forgot the par
ticular subject of it, and inns the very fact which
proved him to belong to the- Republican party of
IrillU, long years afterwards, separated from its at
Icudant circuuisiiiucos is used to prove him a feder
alist. General Harmon expressed himself ilh
much earnestness on ihe injustice which was thus
attempted tu be inflicted on his character in his ua
Ike iSlate, in which, when truth and virtue and
honor had suffered violence every where ul.e, he
had hoped they wou'd survive.
lien. Harrison alluded to several other instances
of gross misrepresentations or ub'ulntu falsehoods
ill ustriously mid sham, fully propagated by a
party press. "It seeuw almost incredible, fellow
eiiiz'ns," said he, "b.it it is true, that from ti Km
speech, lilling several columns of it piper, t,vo sburl
sentences have ben taken from Ji.I' rent parts of it,
tliesu two sentences separated from their context,
are put together, my ii'iinu uila.-huj to them, and
published throughout the land is mi uulhen'ic docu
ment." lie deplored that stain of public sentiment
which could tolerate sueh u -yste 't of pirty action,
nnd trusted for Ihe honor i-l' his country, and the
hopes of liberty, that the reform:;: ion of such abuses
w ould soon be w rought out by tho force of a pure
and healthy public opinion.
"Why, fellow eiliz us," said General Harrison,
"I have recently, in that house, (pointing to the
Statu House) been charged with high oll'eneej
against aiv cuuntry, winch, if true, ought to co.t
mo my life. Yes," continued ho, "accusations
were there laid to my charge, which being estab
lished, would subject ine, even now, lo the severest
penalties which mil it it ry ltw indicts for 1 have
always hrht that an officer may not escape the re--ponsirjli
ia, uf uiiC'j.tduct by resigning his -oni-
SATURDAY, .II LY 1H, 1810.
mission. These charges are not made by my com
panions in arms, by the eye-witnesses of my nctbuis,
by the great and good uud brnvo men, who fought
by my side or under my command. Tiny toll o
different story. But their evidence, clear, unequiv
ocal and distinct, -the testimony of Gov. Shelby,
the venerable hero of King's .Mountain, uf the gal
lant Terry, and of many bruve and generous spirits
who saw and knew mid participated in all ihu oper
ations connected with the batllo of tho Thames Ihc
evidence of impartial and honorable- men, tho con
current records uf hi.-tory, and the authority of uni
versal public opinion, are all cast aside, in deference
lo tho reckless assertions of those who were either
not in being or dandled in the arms of their nurses!
Gen. Harrison said, ho acknowledged that thee
calumnies were disagreeable to him. Hit good
name, sueh us it was, w us his must precious treas
ure uud he ilid not like to have it mangled by
such calumniators. Were it his land w he li they
nre seeking to destroy were it tie? title deeds ti,
bis farm that they are endeavouring lo mutilate,
he could bear their cllects with patieuce, and smile
even atlheir sucec-s. But lie confessed, not viih
standiiig his perfect confidence in the justice of Li
country and the decision of an impartial posterity,
that these ruthless uttuclts upon his military clci'r
vclcr affected him unpleasantly. This policy of hi
adversaries constrained him to consider himself on
trial before his country. He was not reluctant to
be tried fairly. Tho American people being hi
Court and Jury his adversaries held to those ru!e
of evidence established by common sense and com
mon right, he feared nut the result of the strictest
'cruthiy, and would cheerfully submit tu the decis
ion of a virtuous nnd enlightened community. 7e
asked but fair dealing and liual justice no more.
General Harrison alluded to several other instan
ces of gratuitous and unfounded calumny, having
no shadow of apology in any fuel for their inven
tion and publication, lie spoke of the batllo of
Tippecanoe of the death of Ilia brave and lamented
Daviess, whoso fall lent been ascribed to l.ini.
Ho said the w hole story ubout the v. idle horse was
entirely false, and that tho fate of the giliant Ken
tuekiau had no connection whatever with lus own
white mare, which, by accident, was not roil: on
the occasion by any one. In ren.ari-.iii' upon the
sljiitiers connected with the bitlh; of Tipp.sc nme.
lie said their refutation, one and ull, was I'oiu.d in
the proceedings of the Legislature of Keutuci.y.
auu especially in the extraordinary con-nlenco re-1
posed in him by the gullunt I rovernor ami people ol !
Liiai. ouuio, wi.eu ii.ey suosupienMy noirjreu mm
with Ihe command of their urmy, roinposctl of lie
choice spirits of the land, the best blood if Kentucky.
Gen. Harrison spoke w illi deep emulion ol the trust
repuiLU in him, by Kentucky, on the occasion allu
ded to, and said that the commission which made
lit i tho commander of lint brave and patriotic army
of Kentnckians, ho had ulway ; held as the most
honorable coiu.nissiuii w Inch it nad been the fortune
of his life to have conferred upon lit tit.
He referred to a very recent story got up in his
own neighborhood and sent forth to the worlc,
corroborated by the sanctity of an allidavit w hich
represented him as confessing lo a young lntm on
a steuin buat, that he was tin Abolitionist, and that
although lie voted ugairist restrictions jn .Missouri,
lie did so iu opposition to the suggestions of his
conscience, etc. He said the nnrraiive bore on its
face the proof of its absolute falsity and when he
pronounced it a fabrication, w ithout the semblance
of a fact or a word for its basis, it was not because
he thought it required a coutnidic'.ion, but to evince
the recklessness and desperation of his political
enemies, who seemed to hate given up every ground
of hope, save that which they found iu vilhf'ying his
name. "It is u melancholy fact, fellow citi.'.eas,"
said Gen. Harrison, " that the udtoeates of .Mr.
Van Baron should so far forge', what belongs to tie
character of uu American citizen, and do so much
violence to tho nature of cur fiee institutions, us
to place the great political contest in which we are
now suiting, upon an is-ue sueh us this. I would
nut accept the lofty station to which some of you
are proposing to elevate me, if it came, lo no Ly
sueh means. I would not, if I h id the power to
prevent it, allow the fair fame uf my competitor to
be unjustly ussaih.d uud wounded, even for t! e at
tainment uf that lofty aim of u noble ubiiiou. Say,
I have often defended .Mr. Van Buren against what
I believed to be tho misrepresentations of my ow n
mistaken friends and others.
1'ellow-citizeiis, if Mr. Vim Buren be the hotter
statesman, let us say so I shall he the last man to
raise an objection against it, or to desiro to impose
restraints upon the utmost independence of thought
and action and the freest expression of feeling and
opinion. I loveu frank and generous adversary
sueh a man 1 delight to embrace and will serve
him, according tu my u'nlity. its cheerfully as my
professed friend. But that political warfare which
seeks success by tout detraction and strives for as
cendancy by the ruin of personal character, merits
the indignation of honest men, is baleful to every
generous mied, and tends loo surely tu the destruc
tion of public virtue, and as a coiisequen-:..', to the
downfall of public liberty."
General Harrison upologiseJ for occupying his
fellow-citizens so long. He said he would but men
tion one more of the lutesl slanders w Inch ha I come
to his knowledge. A German paper, published in
Pinciniiati, almost under his own eye, puts it forth
with apparent sincerity, tbut "General Harrison,
now a candidate for the Presidency of the United
States was many years ago, when a young man. an
Aid to General Wayne, uuiong hi Indian wars
and that, when young Harrison found that a battle
was coming on, l.e always run off into the w oods."
(Again tiiere was loud and irrepressible laughter.)-
ine editor forgot, said the General, when he
served up this little dish, that the only possible se
curity to young Harrison's sculp, on the approach ot
a battle with Hie Indians, was in !:tvj in;; u it nj Hi
a'mds ! Such a story as this can only excite a smile
here, it is true, said General 11., but tnis paper
circulates not aloiu iu the United States co; ies ol
it are probably read in Europe, where our insiory
is less known, and where the c u'.radic ion of su.'b
falsehoods may possibly never come.
"ll has long been proverbial of old soldiers, fel
low citizens," (continued Gen. II ) "that, tle-y di
light to go back toother days and light th -ir builes
over again. W hen I b"g.tu ibis undress to you, 1
intended only to speak ol' my tar-fa uiI "C'lm.nit
k "J corns.' i-uce kiffvrs,'' uud the Iran f.'iryc," iu
which they confine me, bul 1 have unwillingly taken
advantage of your kind dispositi ,u to listen to me,
un I extended my remarks to other, though kindreu
topics. I wili ou'.yoJd that, although they h-tve
made a w ide uiistaka ivho make me to il.vell iu un
Iron Cage," the unlucky wight wiiu put me intni,
I. Jg Cabin was a little nearer the truth than he pro
bably supp sed himself tobj. It is true ll.at a pan
of inv dwelling house is a log cabin ant as to the
hard cider (tilt) laughter which followed the aliu-i-,ui
to the "liard cider" branch of t.,e story, dro.vued
Uiu voice uf the speiikor.)
li it, said Gen. Harri.o.i, udmoni.hed by the pr i
verb, that you may ascribe my loeg sjw.vh t,, ihe
caoiuuu infirmity of lie) old soldier, un. bring imp
under tho suspicion of the loquacity of age, I uil,
conclude tliestj hasty and unpremeditated remarks,
by lliauking my lcllow-cili.ein of Columbus for
tlieir politeness, un tho present o -c a-i-m, us will a
for tho friendly feelings of which they have uni
formly and often heretofore given uu so m ti.y grati
'l ie) General retired, leaving the crowd, which
had continued to uecu.it, ilale while he sji.,l;e, i,;
lighted with the prompt and satisfactory maimer in
wiueh he had met the wide1, ol ihe ciuien-. 'J lit
uppermost idea in tho luiudul eveiy one witu whom
the writer iiucreb.ing'.'d a '.hu.wut, was ti,j wi,i.
Vol. 1 .". 1 K.
that every man in the Union had heard that unpre
meditated and extemporaneous address. Upon
every candid mind it impressed fhe convict ion thai
the opposition candidate for the Presidency wits the
lust mun in the world to be made the instrument of
a comniitlPit of "Conscience-keepers," or to conceal
his opinion of public maasitres from sinister mo
lives, whun thu disclosure of Iheui was called for
by the propriety and fitness of things.
Tt will be recollected that the rcuiatks of Gen
Harrison urn reported by the Editor of the Con
federate, entirely from memory, nnd there-fore the
language is not the General's, nnd possibly, there
may he noun; slight variation fiom the sentiments
Emm thu 0:,l Sn'-H-r.
TI1K GHEAT GATHERING AT luRT :i l.' ..:
7 V've Iras ii .; !; vr'e r:n- t',rn
Of f ry ymt 'i- tfi ! f, n': m -,t ;
X:i-1 i t Mi.tmi'j . ' I u .- ',-. . ,
11' !tf ' I sw't ii't n'ro-is A-.s.. ' '.-.,
Through riiir '(.-, ,,'.-,- Hn.,- ,7 s'-rp.
In trim;, viiemin? Vi .t (V.y uy ,
IWi't thinner, fife and f,i'i:i nrwn.
And r.l. m!iin Imrn, tfiry m,n- '. y nmir .'
'.''lie Terr) -burgh Whig ciiin ins n glowing nr
rennt of this meeting. It numbered, as r-timati d.
'.).") ,0111) souls. It was one of the most brilliant pa
geants eter witnessed. There were military com
panies from all tue cities on the shores uf Lake
t'irie, an-! other places there were banners, (lugs,
the roiriugof cannon, fire-works, music, a mighty
processi.m speeches, &it. &c. "What pen," siiys
the Whig, "can record its history ! Even genius
un. t fe 1 itelf rebuked at th'j rff.rt, as if med
d'iiig with Hiit. hetond its ri.mireinuion " TIM-'
"Ul.lt St iI.fdKK" 'I HE WARWORN VET
ERA N uf THE WEST was them: again tread
ing the field of his, bis coioiades' and his e.uintrv'
gh.ry. The met ting was fixe,) f,..r i,c llth, bui'liv
the litth ihe neighborhood of Ihe port was a dens',
mass of human ii!';. "Afar dow n the river," say,
our cot- i:ip .ra'y, "the steam-bout t.'oumod'.rr
IVrry, which h id 1. ft f,.r Toledo iu ihe in. .ruing,
tie! in le-r Ira tt the Je;'.'.:rson and Sai,,o,;.v. might
in: sn'U rapidly ippr.i-it-hit:g the t-e.vn. The i "rv
runs through the inn' itud-j like wild-lire, '( !,!
Tip's coming :' "We shall see the man himself
now I" A.iJ t'o-u they wouhi '-hout, and the gur.s
filed and the bulls mug, ami the Avenues nearest
to the d a.!, at which t;." i'errv would stop, w,-r.
cn.w-l-d and rr 'turned and jammed with people.
vj gr-ut was the e.vcit, ne nt as thu boat nearer1
the wharf, that Ihe men who wa re in the tear,
limbed upo:i the shoulders of those forward, as if
determined, nt all l.uznrds, to see "Old Tip."
Tli.) boat came to the inti-ii: on board commenced,
ami the multitude shouted. Those w ho were near
est ;he boat empiired uuxiuuslv, if thu General was
on b-'tird. Will he bo -seen ! Js he going to the
lort to-ui ,ht ! These yiestions were nut answered
before a cry ran through the crowd, "Thero In
comes!" "That's him !"' '-That's Old Tip ! And
there, indeed, he was, upon the upper deck of the
i'errv, gazing upon the migh'y mass which had
assembled to welcome him to " Old port Meigs."
There he stood, and us shout after shout rose from
ihe mouths of thou -uinls, coupled with his name,
'i thought we would have given the world for n
single euio ion which then thrilled his bosoni
Hero he was on the scene of his former aehiev
iih iils; tle ro he Irnl commenced, and hero he hud
almost tern. ina'ed his inili'.ny career. Here w as
!'io-.p:e Isle here was !'..rt .Meigs, and here In.
stood, the youth who was honored hv the hero of
the one ; hiui-elf the acknowledged hero of the
other, receiving the tribute of a free pcoplt. Wt
thought we could ulmost s,.e 1( tear steal down the
II-ro's cheek, uud that there was a meaning in his
siinlt', w hich told how vividly ue niory and senti
ment were at win ii iuhisuiihd. Still ho was coi
leeteil and i'.a! n.
'Prom the b"ut, Gen. Harrison, was escorted br
the City Guards of Uuli'alo, to Fort Meigs, in a
bnrouehe. The crowd closed in behind the vehicle.
as it ascended the lull, from the dock, loud and
deafening cheers for "Old Tippecanoe," rose from
every mouth, in the vast multitude, which were
continued without inter mission, until his return to
tow n "
The eleventh was ushered in by a salute of on :
hundred guns. 'Ihe Convention was duly organ
ized at n proper liuur. "But listen!"' The uir i
again rilled with shouts, music and guns! And now
it changes. The cry is, "Old Tip's coming." Evert
eye is turned to the approach of the escort. The
barouche is now at Ihe foot of tho stand. "There
'ie is!" "That's the man." "U'd Kentucky Jean!"
'No fcfd, IKKl can hige'that!" "No rutile shirt there!"
These, i.nd a thousand other ob-erations broke
uiioii .uir ears, as the General ascended the stand.
..Jr. E.'. ing iio v aiiouneed that Gen. iri isim
.vonhl li.l.iiess the people. After the shouts which
fwliowid ibis announcement hud died away, Gen
HARRIS' '.N appeared in the front part of the s and.
iiiu iivered. What now shall we suv of the multi
tude! Cnild the presence of Mr. Van Bli.kn in
spire such feiiiugs, as at that moment animated
every bo-om! Here was no sellishfeeling t.lie rich
and Ihe poor the aged and the young nil were
hereall were occupied with one lliougli'. Tl cv
were here iu theirmight and in the vi-neratdo form
before them, they recognized a connecting li.ik in
that great chain uf patriotism, which had bound tin
ropublh: together, from its birth, to the present day.
A chieftain was there, w ho had led their armies on
from vietory lo victory one w ho had never .abu-eo
nis I rust whose fame w as wrijVu in the crum
bling brenst works, l.ttiui), batteries and traver
ses, w hich I'very where surround them. He wn
here upon the field of his fame, to receive the trib
ute of r.'.-pect of a grateful people. Ami well did
'hey appreciate his services for sure never before
Vis eutnu-iasui greater never before was a iofuer
sliou' borne upon the breezes of Heaven. Ami
what a moment was this fur thu tifro himself! Un
i..t fithi-r i de t f hi in sat his aids, who, twii.tv
seicn je.irs ue , were with h.w un this very field.
I't.ey c ere iviiues-, s to bis valor then; they were
In re to give lle-ir lestim my beferi) the tribunal ul
the pe .pie now. Reside hi u sat CeioueN Clarksnn
and i'li.hi of Kentucky; behind and around him
it-ren renin. ml of ti e 'various bands, who were
with him at Pre-t) ue Isle, when aid loWi-u. Wayne;
at Tippecanoe, Weeii Goternor o1 the .N orih-West--rn
Territory; a! port Meigs and the Thames, when
cuiiiiiiuiiiler in-chief of tilt: North Western uruiy.
"re, too, bending under the weight of eighty,
five years, wus his Chaplain, the Rev. Joscni
R-.li out. Upon this occasion, us upon the thrilling
occasions, of ll;, he put up a fervent pravcr 10 lh-Tl.r-
no of Grace, afVr which Gen. 11 A R R 1 S-1.
addressed the multitude, itl a speeell uf more than
an hour in length."
GEN. HARRISON'S SPEECH.
li rled by the E lilor ff .'.'if D- trait A Urrtii ;.
Phi. LOW ClTIZK.NS :
I am not, upon this occasion, before you, iu ac
cordance with my oau individual views or wishes.
It fas ever appeared lo me, that the cltice of Pres
ident of the Untied Siutes should not be tnniu nf
'orb un,' indh idnul ; but thai the pcojde sliould,
ji jui.i ..eouily, and with their own fiea mil, uccord
tue ili-siingnislied honor to the man whom they be-iiev.-:
touldtiet perfomi its nupounni d .n Eu
'ert.ii.itig these we.vs, 1 should, f'clij.v .iii.:eiu.
huve remained at home, but for Ilia prcssini and
fiicndly invitation which I have received from the
citizens of I'crrysbiirgh, tc.l Ihe earneslnes with
which its acceptation was urged upon me bv
fri. mils in whom I trusted, nnd whom I am nrttv
proud to see around tue. If, however, feMow em
zens, I had not complied with that invitation -it' I
had remained at home believe me, my friends,
that my spirit would Imva been with you ; for
where, in this beautiful Innd, is there a place cn let -bttrd,
ns this is, to recall long pust reniiiii-CHi e-.
and revive long lumbering, but not wholly 'extin
guished, emotions in my b i.om ! k
Iu casting my eyes mound, fellow en i.ent, thev
rest upon the spot w hre the gallant Wayne tri
umphed o gloriously over lu enemies ami carried
out Ihose principles w hich it seeun?d bis pleasure
to impress upon my mind, nnd in whieli it has ever
liern my happiness liniii'ily in attempt to imitni.;
hitu. ll was there fellow t'Hiz"ns, I saw thf banner
of the United Slates flout in triumph over the flag
of the enemy. There it was where was lir-t I n I
the foundation of the prosperity of the now wide
"prctid nnd bountiful West It'wos Ihote 1 beheld
the indignant. Eagle frown npou the British I,iou
It was there I aiv tbe yiuiHi id our land rnrry out
the lesson they imbibed fi um tbe glluot W'nyne
the nohle--t and be-: fin A un i u-.in can nt aspmo in
lie fur his eouliliy w hen called to do vo in its d
fence. A' thi- moment the sjien ker's eye fell np'.m li.-,
Hudg. ?, v.l.cti I." -aid . Gcio-rn! li. dg'-, will le i
con.e uj. hi lo .' n hate slo- d by toy side in tie
hour of buttle, uud I catitiol bear to see vuu at s,,
creut n distance now." Iint'ietise eheering followed
ibis ri.n-iderate recognition, and the cries of "rat-e
him up," place hii.i by tin: Mile of his old Genciiil,
I.ud scarcely been ultered w in n he w as camel
ferword to ihe s'und
The Geneial cou'iiiued. 'f was there I si
interred my beloved companions; the ouipa nioin
of my y-iu'h. It, was n it in accordance with tha
stern etiquette of military life, then to tn"nnt
their deonrtiire ; b it. I may now drop a tear over
their graves, at the recolleciioii of thur virtu"
In Hi).!, fellow-citizens, I received my commis
sion to serve under Gen. Wayne. In IHU. I was
his uid at. the battle of the .Miami. Nineteen
years nflt rwutds, 1 had the honor of again bei-g
associated with tunny of' tho-e who were my com
panions ill arms then. Nitr.teen tears al'ierw-ards. I
found myself Coniin.in.lei-in-l. hief of tbe North
We-tern Army; lint 1 found no tiiruiiui'ion in the
bravery of the A men - i'i soldier. I found the sam
spirit of valor in all --not iu the regular soldo r
onlv, but iu the ei. rolled militia and voluu'ier also.
What g'.ono is r"ur.iiis.:eiiees does the view nf
all the-: scene- around lie; v call to my mind'
When I C"!isi i.ted ., vi-il this uieuvrable spot, 1
expec'e-l thai a th e!.. rod pleasing associations
(would to God there were no painful associations
miuglid wuh them ) would be recalled that I
h mid meet thousands o1' mv fello'.v-'titizrns h"re--and
am ing them inanv of my old companions, met
here to rear a new uit.ar to libtr'V in place of the
one which bad men have prostrated.
Here the General looked itrouild as if for snmi
water, when the ery was raised " give the General
vjii.c hard cider.'' This w as di ne much to the satis
faction of Ihc multitude.
And fellow-eii izens, (continued the General,)
1 wiil not. attempt to conceal from you, thut, incom
ing here, 1 expee'ed that I sliould receive frum you,
!ho-o evidences of regard which a generous peo
ple are ever willing to bestow upon those whom
they believe lo bo honest iu tlieir endeavors to serve
their country. I receive these evidences of regard
and esteem, as Ihe only reward at all adequate to
compensate for the anxieties and anguish which,
in the past, I experienced upon this spot. Is there
any man of sensibility, or possessing a feeling of
self-respect, who asks what those feelings were ?
Do you suppose that the Commander-in-Chief finds
his reward in tho glitter and splendor of the camp ?
or in the forced obedience of the masses around
him ! These are not pleasurss under nil circum
stances; these are not the re wards which a soldier
seeks. I ask any man lo place himself in my situa
tion, and l.heu say whether tho extreme pain and
anguish which I endured, und which every person
similarly situated must have endured, can meet
Willi any udeti'i ite compensation, except by sueh
expressions of the confidence and gratitude of ihe
people, as that with which you, feliow citizens,
have ibis day honored me! These feelings are
common to ali commanders of sense and sensibility.
The commanders of Europe possess thern, although
(.-laced ot the head of armies reared to war. How
much more naturally would these feelings attach
to a Commander situated as I was! lor ot what
materials w as '.he army composed w hich was placed
under my command ! The soldiers who fought and
blid uud triumpl.td here, were lawyers who had
thrown up their briefs physicians who hud laid
aside their instruments mechanics who had put up
their tools and, iir fur the largest proportions,
igricultm -alist, who hud left their ploughs in the
furrow, although their families depended f"r their
bread upon tlieir exertions, and who hastened lo the
battle-field to give their life to their country, if it
were necessary lo maintain her rights. 1 could
point from where I now stand, to places where I
t' It this anxiety pressing heavily upon me, as 1
thcught of the feurful coiisiuiuences of u mistake on
my part, or the want of judgment on the part of
others. 1 kii-'.v tie ir were wives who had given
their husbands to tie field mothers who hud
e!o'h"d their son. ;' r ba"le ; und I knew that these
expecting wives and mothers were looking for Ihc
safe return of ihetr l.ubaiuls and sons. When to
this was added the diction, that the peace ul
ttie entire West w. uhi be broken up, and the glory
of inv country furnished if I failed, you may pos--ibly
cone, i.e the anguish which my situation was
calculate ! to produce. Peeling my responsibility,
1 personally supervised und directed the arrange
ments of the urmy under toy command. 1 trusted
to no Cjlonel or other otii -er. No person hud any
hand in any disposition of tie- army. Eteryst. p
of warfare, Whether for g--. or ill. was taken un
der inv ow n direction, and of none other, as many
w ho new hear me know. Whether every move
men', would or would not, pass the criticism of Bo
naparte or Wellington, 1 know not; but whether
they would induce upplause or censure, upon my
self it must fail.
B it, felloiv-ci'-iz-Mis, still another motive induced
uid to accept Ihe mvi'atiim which bus been t
kindly ex ended to t-ie. I knew that here I should
meet with many who had fought und bled under my
ointnand that I sineild have the plea-ure cf tuk
iug them by the hand, uud recurring, with them, tu
t he scenes of' too pa-t. I expected, tuo, to meet
with a few of tue gre .1 and good men, j et surviving,
by w hose t aVerts our freedom was achi ;vcd. This
pleasure ulone wou.d have been suiPil ieut to have
induced in v visit to this int. resting spot upon this
equally interesting occasion. 1 see my old com
panions here, und I see not a fe.v of the Uh! Revo
lutionary tteiaiis around ii'.tf. Would to tied thut
it had ever been iu my power to have in..de tl uni
comfortable and happy ihat their un might go
dowu in peace! But, f-dlo ,t -lilizciis, they remain
unprovided for niimiinwti'l f the ingratitude of
my country. It was wuh the ereutesi diil.eulty
that lie) existing pension net was passed through
Congress. Ri why was it restricted ! Why we, it
h brute suldieis who fought under Wayne exclu
ded ! .-.oiiliirs who mi fered fur luoie than lie V
who fought iu Ihe Revolution proper. Tue l!evo
iilioii. in fact, did not terminate unt.l 1101 iiut.l
tbe battle was fought upon the batle ground upon
.viiieli inyeyu now r-.ls (Miami.) Wrruuiu,uiil
with them from the roMinieueeuieiit of' tin: Rendu
; ion. unt.l the vi lory of Wayne, to which I lime
isl a! laded. Tue great highway tu Ihc West w:i
.he scene of uin.ea.siug sljuVcr. Then why tl-is
unjust, discrimination 1 " ur the soldiers who
toiniii.uitd ihe war ol' the R vulv ii.-u, in t'ictt. ::.
eluded, while thuio by whom it tin ie,:uii, or n
portion of Iheui, tire ie.vai.ied ! I w ill lell -, i
why. The "v,r i- ouiu o W-'iu-.'s hoi I. a :
tint I'c.v adi.-.a e- i:ui '..i-i-e -ia.- Iu 1 i.v. ei : .