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NEW YORK HERALD.
Mew York, tiaturdajr, March 10 1144.
(& The Southern Mail trill be found on 4th page.
The Weekly Herald?Close ov O'Connkll's
.. Great Speech.?We have received by the Siddons
e file of Dubliu papers, by which it appears that the
portion oi O'Connell's great speech which we have
already published, isonly about one hall, or a little
more. The most eloquent half, being the close,
delivered after our previous urrival, we shall publish
exclusively to-day in the second ediiion ol the
Weekly Herald. So, look out.
The Great Democratic Meeting at the Tabernacle
Last livening
The campaign has now Cairlv commenced in
earnest. We give thismorning a lull and complete
report of the great muster of the locofocos of all
complexions, at the Tabernacle last evening, and it
will be perceived that the Clay men have fairly met
their match in talking?singing?shouting?wind
instruments of all sorts?and women.
We think that in many respects the democrats
have the best of it. This is our honest opinion, after
a calm and philosophic survey of the two "celebrations
" To begin with the talking:?Certainly the
plain, practical oinmon sense address and speeches
delivered last evening, presented n remarkable contrast
to the inflated bombast of the Clay orators.?
There was an immensity of transcendental twaddle
and Carlysleism, as all oar readers who took the
trouble to read it will remember, in Mr. Bacon's
oration ; and that was only an echo of the sentiments
and lauguage now characterizing the "young
whig democracy," who have, to give them their
due, manifested most extraordinary docility under
the tuition of the Fourier organ of their party. In
the locofoco " talk," on the contrary, there is a
great deal of shrewdness, sound sense and practi
Udl IIUIU, IHIACU up IV uv ouiv W ' ?- ? / ?v?-v?
able amount of seasoning, in the way of abstractions
about " democracy,"?the " rights of the
people,"?and so on, which are merely meant, as
everybody knows, to humbug the tew who do not
yet happen to know their exact value.
Aa for that delicate matter, the women, we have
some hesitation in venturing on any sort of comparison
between the Clay ladies and the locofoco ladies;
but still it cannot very well be avoided. The
introduction of the ladies into the presidential
campaign is one of its most remarkable, as it is
one of its most agreeable features. It shows that
we are at least five hundred years nearer the inillenium?the
new earthly paradise?than we were
in the days of the hickory-pole and log cabin orgies.
The ladies?God bless them!?having thus
become such an important element in the business
of president making, it is quite excusable if we
examine the relative chances of the two parties,
when viewed in connexion with the aid which these
fairest possible allies bring them. The Clay ladies,
we must say, have decidedly, so far as silks, satinF,
muslins and lavender go, rather the advantage cf
their democratic sisters. They look just as if
they had come fresh from the hands of the milliner.
But then the locofoco ladies look as if they had
just come fresh from the hands of Him who sent
the lovely Eve to cheer the solitude of our "great
first parent," and grace the bowers of Eden with
her celestial beauty.
The ostensible object of the meeting last evening
was to celebrate the birth-day of General Jackson.
But the real object in view was to prepare the way
for the organization, in one united force, of the locofoco
hosts in these regions. With what success,
we will be able to see more clearly by and by. In
the meantime, we cannot but rejoice in the comrh;?nor#?
wlnrli lira? tuliMii in fh<?
i"-- *w v"?o- "*"v" r"*vv "*v'i,vo
of both parties in the campaigning business. No
more hickory-pole raisings?no more hard cider
orgies?but music and beauty?woman's thrilling
? Toice and th? soft glance of her eye.
Bravo!
New Hampshire Election.?How tiir Wind
Blows.?We have received returns of the New
Hampshire election, sufficient to show " coming
events." The following are the results in 66
towns;?
New Hami-ihihc State Election, 1841.
Sixty-iij: towni. 1814. 1811 Inc.. Dec.
White Umi' cr.t e or Tyler, 1.121 2 410 ? 1,409
Steele, l'?<ical or Van Uuieu. 8 7 to 8 HO.) 714 ?
Colby, Wnie or City, 6.697 4 211 1,464 ?
Hoyt. Abolition or Biniey, 2.204 1,116 1.089 ?
By this it will be seen, that in consequence of
the organization and senurate voting of a tiert
parti, or abolitionists, causing a large defection
from the whig ranks, the Van Buren democracy in
New Hampshire will probably carry that State,
while they are de facto in a minority It will be
seen, also, that the Tyler party, probably caused by
the approaching termination of that dynasty, has
been reduced one half since last year, while the
abolitionists, under the agitation of John Q
Adams, Giddings, and others in Congress, have
doubled in the same period of time.
This is precisely the position in which Connecticut
and all N>w England stand at this time in regard
to Clay and Van Buren. The abolition element,
roused now to action by the constant agitation
in Congress, will most probably overthrow Mr.
Clay in New England, if not in the other nonslavery
holding States?and furthermore, if Mr.
Clay cannot create a counterpoise in the south, by
i,;?L ?*44V .v,? n.,.,ouu
may defeat his election, and Rive the triumph to
Van Buren. This view of the question is no doubt
the cuuse of Mr. Clay's recent letters in favor ot a
moderate tariff in the south, while in this city the
ultra whigs of the Fourier class, ate ignorant of his
position, and seem to he aiding in his destruction.
The approaching Connecticut election becomes,
therefore, very interesting. The chances are that
it wlil go in favor of Van Buren, in the same way
that New Hampshire has done. Wait and see.
Management or a Newspaper.?The Exnreiut
and American have been carrying on a little controversy
relative to the management of h newspaper,
as respects police and law reports. The America*
abuses the Expreu for publishing reports
containing disreputable details and licentious
scenes, and the Expreu delends itself on the
ground that a newspaper should publish all ths
news.
Looking at the whole subject from ths point of
public morals, there can be no doubt but the views
of the American are correct. The only error it
makes, is in attributing the evil to the wrong
quarter. The publication of licentious details in
particular trials, ought not to be charged to the
newspaper press?to the judge?to the jury?or to
any of those parties, who have a very disagreeable
duty to perform in hearing and giving them to the
public. Tne whole evil arises froin the mercenary
conduct ef lawyers, who ought to discourage
the prosecution of such suits, hut who. instead of
doing bo, drive them before Ihe commit nity?making
shows of the parties?and exhibiting themselves
and the whole community in a discreditable
light, and all for the sake of a paltry, contemptible,
mercenary fee ! Of course these remarks are general,
and do not apply particularly to the lawyers
engaged in any recent cases. But we point to the
true source of this evil, and we believe that
the whole community agrees with us. Would
Judge Kent, we may ask, whose amiable and mor?
al character is so exemplary, voluntarily go into
such details! Would a jury of men of family and
reputation! Would a newspaper, if it could be
avoided, go into such detail.,! No. The whole
evil arises as we have stated. The influence exerted
by lawyers upon discreditable and demoralised
clients, for the sake of a fee, is the sole cuuse
of this evil.
FaioHTrm-!?The "American" announc s Inn
evening the disaolntion of the Union! Awlul!
Why! what! how 7 Because it is believed that
Captain Tyler and his acting Secretary ol State
have agreed and signed a treaty annexing Texas to
the I'lliled States. Is that nil ' fnmilhin finil lua
twenty-six comely daughters can easily swallow
Tcxm withvut hu(?ung !
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The New Taejff ?The new tariff proposed by
the Committee of Ways and Means of the House,
promises to be a bone of great contention ainong&t
the political newspapers throughout the country. The
ultra politicians of the whig ranks raise a most furious
outcry against its provisions, denouncing it as
? llnninna"
?ami every oilier terrible epithet in the language.
In this city, the game ot denunciation seems to
have commenced in earnest amongst the whigs As
usual, the Fourier section ot the party ia most vindictive
and moat violent, and because we simply
stated what one of thair own correspondents had?
namely, the strong probability that the new tariff
would pass both Houses of Congress?this organ,
which picks up its morals from an infidel Frenchman,
and its language ut the Five Poiuts, culled us
" fabricator,", and other terms of reproach ?
This is all to be expected from a set of men who
deliberately go to work to subvert Christianity by
their ridiculous new social systems, and to destroy
all morals by introducing the atrocious principles of
a degraded French philosopher.
Bui one of the most curious aspects in the
controversy, is presented by the conduct of those
journals in Wall street, which are supported chiefly
by the commercial interests of thiscity They come
out as violently against this new, moderate and enlightened
tariff bill, as the fiercest ultra of iheFouriersection.
Itisamoat singular spectacle certainly,
to see the merchants of New York,who are so deeply
interested in some modification of the tariff, so
misrepresented by the Courier Enquirer, when
it comes out and denounces the proposed measure,
which would do so much to relieve them. We
may say the same of the Express and the Amtriean
,.ii i r ! i- - .1 L rl
?ciu juurnais protesting iu ue uie pecuuar organs ui
the commercial interests of New York. The violence
with which they assail the new Tarifl,
could not be exceeded if tt were a monster?some
anaconda about to be introduced into their very
midst, and destined to swallow up the whole commercial
community. And all this, too, when on
every hand, sensible and practical men of all creeds
in politics, extol the moderation, the propriety and
the justice of the measure.
This is certainly a very singular, a most contradictory
position in which we find the commercial
press of New York. Why is it sol The explanation
is very easy. The reason simply is, because
these editors and journalists are more under ths influence
of a bankrupt set of ultra politicians and
miserable office-seekers, who hang about them,
than they are of the wise counsels of the honest
and solvent portion of the community which supports
those journals. We thus see that the commercial
interests of the city are entirely misrepresented
on this important question.
It is absolutely necessary, therefore, that
some great movement should take place, by
which the real sentiments of the commercial
community may be known throughout the country,
and to Congress. The voice of the mercantile
communiiy should have utterance, independent
of the miserable, hole-and-corner, secret influence
of these bankrupt, ultra politicians. Let
us have the sentiments of the merchants from their
own lips, and not from corrupt, corrupting and
ignorant journalists that affect to represent them.
The following is an extract from a private letter
from the Hon. T.evi Wnnrlhtirv to a frenrlemnn in
this city:?
Washington, March 13, 18-1-1.
The friends of a moderate TarilF, of a Tariff for
revenue alone, of a Tarifffor equal protection to all
the great interests of the country, and to all American
labor as well as American capital, want a
change in the existing laws.
The proposed change by the bill reported in the
House of Representatives,though not all the friends
of free trade desire, will be highly favorable to the
revenue, and to commerce and agriculture; and at
the same time will give strong assurance of a fair,
permanent.and useful incidental protection to manufacturers.
Let all classes then unite in private and public efforts
to secure its adoption. Success in effecting
that will take this delicate and momentous subject
out of the control of party, and render our national
policy on it just to all sections and classes, and independent
of all party fluctuations.
riuch a Tariff as that proposed, once established,
and the merchant and farmer as well as the manufacturer,
can look far ahead in their operations
with confidence?can be steady in their pursuits
and calculations, and can make all their various
k inds of business assume a character less speculative
and hazardous.
The commercial interests, especially, should not
let slij) so golden an opportunity, by public meeting
and public memorials to Congress?to urge the alterations
contemplated?and if they are once established,
probably a quarter of a century will elapse
before any other alterations occur, except such modifications
within thirty and twenty-five per cent, as
the revenue of the government mav render proper
Bv taxing some of the free articles if more revenue
is wanted?or by making more free if less revenue
is wanted.
What is now chiefly needed is action?we have
hud talk enough?give us deeds.
Shinplaster Finance.?A very interesting case
is on the calendar of one of lhe civil courts, which
on its trial, if not otherwise settled, will make
some curious revelution in the system of shinplaster
finance and "the better currency." It is we
believe a suit brought by a gentleman named Collins
against Moses Y. Beach, Esq., for a note of
$3000, in a purchase into the late Monmouth Bank
of New Jersey.
The circumstances of the case are these:?the
Monmouth Bank of New Jersey was got up by J
II. Earle, Esq., and a gentleman by the name of
Collins, both very respectable men. Some little
time after the bank commenced operations, M. Y.
Beach, Esqr., having previously seduced and
procured the abortion of the Jacksonville
Bank, bought out Mr. Earle and became a partner
with Mr. Collins. In a short time after, he
(Beach) bought out Collins, giving him (Collins)
$2000 in cash and his (Beach's) note for
$3000. Immediately after this last purchase, Mr.
Beach and his agents issued a large amount?said
to be $20,000 or $25,000 of the bills of the bank.
In consequence of Beach's operations and bad
name, a petition was presented to the Legislature
of New Jersey, for a repeal of this bank, very soon
alter the issue of the above bills, and the charter
was taken away by the Legislature before the note
Beach gave Collins came to maturity, which he
refused to pay after it fell due. Beach and Collins
are still at issue on this note and the suit will soon
come up in one of our civil courts in relation to it,
and a rich scene will be the consequence.
Now it will be seen that it is a very similar operation
which was about being performed on the
Plaintield Hank, but for our timely notice to the
public, to send in its bills for redemption. In the
ease ot the Jacksonville Bank, which Beach managed,
we warned the public to beware?and only
a small amount ol its issues were out when it broke,
la the ease of the Monmouth Bank, the public would
not give heed to'any warning; the consequence
was they " were stuck" for a very large amount.
In those two slunplaster operations, Moses Y.
Beach was the prime mover. Jle is now up to his
eyes in the Plainfield scheme for a like purjiose,
that is to lurntsh the community with a " better
currency," with M. M. Noah as his endorser and
penny-n-line puffer. Can the community stand a
third dowl
Local Elections.?The democrats in Detroit
have elected their Mayor by a mnjority of 144.
Last year the whig majority was 300. There has
been no choice in iJangor. The whig candidate
for Mayor received 669 votea?nll others 709.
These local elections are claimed by the winners
as evidences of what will be done on the Presidential
election. They are so strictly local in their
character, that, in our opinion, they form no correct
criterion of a general election. Pea soup to
day may be bean soup to-morrow.
Knocked rip ?The Spooner letter mail establishment,
notwithstanding the endorsement ef David
Hale. It win lin impudent thing at beat.
Vapor Bath*.?The most deliciotu and healthful
thing at the opening of spring, is one of Mrs.
Carrol's Vapoj Baths, 26 Coyxtlundt stieet.
Tremendoue Oat be ring of the Locofoco
Element*, of all Ages, Complexions, Bete*
and Condition*, at the Tabernacle, bail
Evening?Great Ringing?Oreat ghouttug
?Oreat Oration?Great Knthuelaam?and
Great Beauty or the Women.?The Fight
Fairly Commenced.
Tlie rain Cell in torrents last evening, but it
couldn't quench the enthusiasm of the "unterritied
' democracy." The dimly burning gas-lamps threw
their flickeiing gieains on streets a fathom deep in
mud, but still the thousands found their way to tin*
tabernacle. Such a gathering! To the inspiriting
tnusic of the fife and drum, the locofoco forces
of tiie various wards marched as gaily along as a
crack volunteer company, on a smiling morning in
June, setting out on a target excursion; and on
foot, in stages, and in cabs, came hundreds of the
fairest, brightest-eyed, rosiest, neatest, sweetest,
most irrisistible of the locofoco girls.
Long before the commencement of the proceedings
of the evening, the Tabernacle was densely
I crowded with the assembled throng. Every inch
of space was occupied, and the greatest good order
prevailed. Prince John Davis, and half a dozen of
the "indefatigables," were stationed at various
points in the lower part of the building, and by
iheir activity and tact, the utmost decorum was
preserved throughout the evening. But it was in
the galleries dial the real creators of the order and
decorum which reigned throughout that vast assemblage
were seated. There was woman?lovely,
peace-inspiring, all-subduing woman?converting,
by the simple magic of her presence, what
would have been u noisy, uproarious gathering,
, into a scene of quiet, although enthusiastic rejoicing?there
was the source of that undisturbed
harmony?there the source, too, of the bounding
enthusiasm and patriotic leeling which ever and
anon burst tortn in tne loua ana loity cneer?mere
it was, >n that galaxy of sparkling eyes,
"Olitt'ring like crescent* o'er a Turk's pavillion."
Immediately behind the chair, a splendid portrait
of General Jackson, (smiling benignantly on the
scene,) hung suspended from amid the folds of the
American Flag?whose rallying hosts whipped
Packenham and ihe British from New Orleans.
On the front ol the gallery were suspended, at
either side, the arms of New York obverse and reverse,
supported by two flags representing the old
States of the Union All round the front ol the gal
leries vvere suspended beautiful flags representing
the various States of the Union, each of them bearing
a star and the date of admission of each Mate
into the Union. The entire arrangements hud a
very elegant and splendid effect. A piano was
placed on the right of the Chair. A very excellent
brass band were ranged in the back tier,
near the organ, and in front of them a full
choir of elegantjy dressed and decidedly beuutiful
ladies, which were selected, avowedly,
from the democraticjranks, as rivals in the charms
and graces of the softer sex. to those ladies who
gruced the Whig Meeting held in the Tabernace,
some evening3 ago.
At seven o'clock, the bank struck up Hail Columbia,
amid deafening upplausc. They played
subsequently Hail Columbia, und several other airs
which never fail to excite the hearts and heels of
democratic audiences. The ladies occupied the
foremost seats in the galleries, and presented a
perfect galaxy of classic beauty, which, indeed,
might safely vie with any whig assemblage of fair
politicians in the entire Union. His Honor the
Mayor was moved to the chair precisely at eight
o'clock, and took it amid deafening applause. The
following gentlemen were then appointed by acclamation
VICE rRKtlDKNTt.
A. H. Miekle, 8. Waterbury,
< iininhell P. White. Josenh Honking.
Thco. Peck, Joseph Keitler,
Diehard B Connolly, Wm. F. Havermoyer,
B. K Cornell, K.lijah F. Purdy,
Robert MctJary, Andrew Carrigan,
Jacob A. Westerrelt, James M. Miller,
Theodore Sedgwick, Orville J. Nash.
SECRETARIES.
Levi D. Slamni, Henry Nlcoll,
Bartlett Smith, Thos. Charlock
H. P. Barber, C. A. Becor,
R. J. Compton, J. I. Coddington, Jr.
His Honor Mayor Morris, when the meeting was
duly organized, said my friends, it is incumbent on
me to state the object of this meeting, not that 1
feel it necessury to trespass at lengili upon your
titne, because the songs tiiat are to be sung, and
the oration that is to he delivered, as well as the
time that will .necessarily be consumed in the delivery
of the address which is to be made on thi.festive
occasion, will take up a good deal of our
time. We are met. my friends, to commemorute
the birth day of Andrew Jackson?(loud and voct
feroas chawing)?a man who wm ttent amongst
us only for the purpose of elevnting or protecting
the rights of man?and whose whole life lias been
but one uniform constant exertion in favor of human
rights and human liberty, and for the protection
and independence of his country. (Loud enthusiastic
cheering.) We are met here, gentlemen,
to celebrate the birth-day of such a man?w<are
met here to celebrate the birthday of one,
from whom no individual grandeur is to be gained?for
manifold as his services have been,
and great as have been his exertions in the cause
of his country?Inking nearly filled up the measure
of his days?he is passing Irora the stage, and
those who now flock forward to pay a tribute to
ins many (inblic nnil private virtues, cannot be
called man-worshippers.
A voick from the CRown ?I don't believe yon
(This interruption crented a good deal of confusion
n the great body of the meeiing. Several voieer
cried out, "turn him out, turn him out ")
The Mayor, (with much ?aivctti )?I believi
you are right. Gentlemen, (turning to the band)
play " Hail Columbia."
The hand here performed this beautiful national
air with admirable taste and execution. Altei
which, the ladies and gentlemen composing th<
choir, accompanied by the piano, the following
Ode~The Watchword.
Air?To the Mountain!?Jlmilit.
WRITTEN FOR Tllr OCCASION RV II. P UARRCR, Esq.
They are coming ! are coining and hark how their
cheer
Like the roar of the oceaa surf bursts on the ear,
They are coming ! are coming from Last and from
West,
In grandeur and gloom like the thunder cloud's crest,
They are coming ! are coming ! the sons of the North,
Anil the land of the South pours its chisalry forth,
Ten thousand bright banners are beaming on high,
Each bearing our watchword, "We compter or die."
Democracy 'a bugle hath sounded the call,
And its soldiers are pouring from hamlet and hall
To flock round the standard of justice and right
In the pride of their soul au.l the strength of their
might,
And woe to the foemsn who Hands in their path,
As(they press to the field in the gloom of their wrath,
Ten thousand bright banners ure beaming on high,
Each bearing our watchword, "We conquer or die."
| K.ach one from the scabbard his falchion liuth draw u,
Knell one oil the nltar of freedom hatli sworn
That his sword returns not to the place of its rest
Till his cause be avenged and his wrongs be redres't,
Till Democracy's pillar in triumph ascends
A cloud to its foes and alight to its friends,
Ten thousand bright banners arc beaming on high
Each bearing our watchword " We conquer or die."
Come rally ! come rally ! bright, bright dawns the day,
Freedom's soul is now bursting its shackles of " Clay,"
Come rally ! come rally ! a charge and a shout,
As the blast of our btiirle rings rherrily out,
Come rally '. come rally ! one effort to save
" The land of the free and the home oi the brave,"
Ten thousand bright banners are beaming on high
Each bearing our watchword " We conquer or die."
His honor the Mayor thensnid?Fellow citizens,
I have now the pleasure of introducing to you Gansevoort
Melville, Esq , the orator of the occasion.
(Great cheering.)
Mr. Mei.vji-i-e then stepped forward, and was
greeted with prolonged applause. On its subsidence,
he delivered the following
Address.
Fellow Democrats?We are not here to month highsounding
phrases? tvlprateof transcendental philosophy in
transcendental language?and to deify"the mill boy of the
slashes" Neither Bra we here to indulge in fulaom eulogy,
and debase ourselves at the loot stool of any man.?
Nor are we here to enter deep into a diicussioa of the
principles and policy of the democratic party. This is
not the fitting time for the elaborate consideration of a
subject ? grave and weighty. What, then, are we here
lorf Why, this gathering,in of the democratic host??
Whcrtfore arc the beauty and the braver) of this fair city
congregated here to-night / This is a jubilee We come
here to discharge a duty which is a pleasure. We are here
to celebrate the anniversary of the birth day of Andrew
Jackson?(appisusrj?the man who has (.fled the mes
snrvof his country's glory, lie who, io times not long
passed, waa our champion anil our !ead< r -he whose crest
ulwtvt ilonreil in thff lottMt Ami t hie Up sit nf thr fit/lit - hi
who (wept on at the head of the democratic masse* with n
force as resistless as the surgas of the sea. And we come
here to celebrate the anniversary of his hiith dujr, as he
w01.M have lis celebrate it?to talce eacli other by the
hand?to look each other in the tace?to cheer each other
onward- to feel that wp stand as we did of yore, shoulder
to shoulder, making common cause against a common enemy.
(t'heer* ) This is the w?y that the anniversary of
his birth day should b? celebrated. We are brethren, and
we meet as brethren The spirit which actuates us, one
and all, is the spirit of union, harmony, concession. Everything
for the cause-nothing for men Our opponents,
thi whigs, held a great pow wow here on the fourth day
of this present March, it was a oeiehratfon In antiei
potion?of the inauguration?of Ifoniy ( Jay (haughioi )
Apprehensive that they will he deprived n<" the reality,
they ore d?t?o mined not to do without the illusion Their
celebration will turn oat to be very much like the dead
sea apple?fair to the eyu, lint tuming to ashes on the lips
They have enjoy e, 1 their shadow hot up have a word to
say about the lulntance. Who ever before heard of a celebration
ui anticijiatioji I Tljera j? not a farmer's wife in
the country but who might have taught the magnate! of
the Whig party here aleason of practical wisdom, by simply
referring to the old saw, that it is imprudent to count
chickens before they are hatched. (Ureal laughter ) This
celebration of theirs is pretty much thasame thing as if
some poor, huiwry, starving loafer should cuddle up iu a
warm corner, ci <se his eves, shut hia mouth, and eat a
glorious good dinner?in imagination (Continued laughter
and cheers ) The Whigs said one thing ut their late
meeting here, which cannot he pawed over in lilence ?
The orator of the evening declared that the womm were
with them. This sentiment wai concurred in by a very
high authority. A gentleman who in private life ia estimable
and respectable, and to whom I only refer in his
public capacity. He distinguished himself 011 that occasion?calling
to mind the fact that the devil can quote
scripture; and feeling justified by the precedent, he
quoted scripture too, (laughter)?for all must know who
is referred to?the celebrated Whig extravaganza singer,
Mr Jim-aloug-Josey lloxle. (lloars of laughter, and cries
of''Clear the way old Dan Tucker.") Now, with all due
respect to such high authority, we meet this ussertiou
boldly and plumply, and deny that the women are with
them. On that point we are ready and desirous to join
issue whenever and wherever they choose. On that point
they have thrown down the gauntlet. We take it up, and
in behalf of our fair democratic countrywomen, accept the
challenge. Calling to witness the bright cestui of Venus
and the blushes of young Aurora, we feel confident that we
can produce more and prettier women than they can.^Tremendous
cheering for several minutes ) When 1 learned
that their orators nad made that most monstrous assertion,
it caused me to retlect. What, thought I, the fairer, the
better, and the gentler sex?that we all delight to honor
?to whom we all owe so much?they who make a paradise
of home?against us ! If this he so, we might as well
give it up first us last?for it would be decidedly a had
job (Laughter) But it is not so (Cheers.) Every
man of us, on that subject, can speak from his own observation
(1 heers) As for myself, I come from a stock,
the women as well as the men ot which have, from the
first oigunization of parties, manifested a preference for
and a sympathy with the democratic cause. (Loud
cheers.) II any man wishes more proof than is derived
from his own personal knowledge, let him look around
him. Those galleries will settle the question. (Tremendous
applause and nine cheers for the ladies ) The wild
llowcrs of leminine delicacy, beauty and grace,that honor
us with their presence hero to night, and whose exceeding
loveliness might lure an anchorite lrom his cell, were
never plucked from the prim and aitificiul gardens of modern
whiggery. (Shouts of laughter and tremendous applause.)
Show me a woman who can sympathise with
the magnificent mo'her of the Gracchi?who, when asked
by the aristocratic dames of ancient Home to exhibit her
store of ornameuts ot gold and precious stones?answered,
that she had none of these, but at the same time produced
her two glorious sons, exclaiming, "these are my jewels."
hhow me a woman who can understand this and feel it?
and that woman is at heart a democrat. (Cheers) Remember
the simple story of that sweet English girl.who
was afiianced to an otticer on foreign service. It so
chanced that he was desperately wounded in battle, losing
one limn ana tne use 01 another, nennes Dewg lerruny
hacked and disfigured. The first use that he made of re.
turning strength was to write to his alllanced wife?she
who was a jmrt of his very being?informing her of the
misfortune which had befallen him, and releasing liur from
her engagement. This was the first intelligence that she
had received of the sad occurrence. It fell upon her
with stunning force. Recovering from the shock with
heaving bosom, and suffused eye, she sat her down and
wrote : "If your feelings for me are unchanged, and you
hnvo body enough left to contain your soul, I will not be
released from my engagement." That glorious girl, whose
high souled and sell sac:ilicing spirit dictated those
words, well illustrated the hopeful, trusting, Christian
nature of the democratic creed. (Great cheers, huzzahurra?
n-a-u.a) Now, my fair countrywomen, with your
permission, a word with you. I grant ye that the whigs
nave the advantage of us plahi-spoken democrats in
scented hair, diamond rings, and white kid gloves?(roars
of laughters)?in the language of compliment and the affectation
of manner, and, most particularly, in their style
of dressing. If one of these exquisites wished to express
the idea contained in the home-spun adage, "There in no
pitch hot, and the devil to pay," he woiild say, "There is
a pecuniary liability due to the old gentleman, and no bituminous
matter, of the proper temperature, wherewith
to liquidate the obligation." (Uproarious laughter and
applausa, in which the ladies joined.) These flashing
qualities do not answer the purpose. They do not rank
in the list of fireside virtues. They do not make home the
holiest s|H>t on earth, loved and prized as it ought to be.
Such qualifications will not smooth the pillow for the
aching head; will not pour balm into the wounded heart,
and quicken the soul of sympathy. (Cheers ) It is most
presumptuous in me, ladies, to proffer you advice, for I
am so unfortunate as to be a bachelor. (A laugh.) But
I may never have another opportunity?and, anyhow, i
can't resist the temptation. So, let nie tell ye, that if you
wish your lovers, when transformed into husbands, to be
all that you wotild wish them, kind, affectionate, reliable,
of good habits, truth loving?husbands that will be the
idols of your hearts, your protection, your glory and
your pride?We sure and choose from among the dcmocra
cy. (Thundering applause ) To sum up, in the words
of an old lady of my acquaintance, who, 1 must confess
has strong political uredilections. Says she to me, one
day, "I always tell my daughters that they must
never marry anybody but democrats, because they
always wear so well. (Laughter and great applause)
Intelligent, warm-hearted and right-lecling women, the
world over, must always wish well to that great demo
crutic party, wbose wutchword, and whose clowning
glory is?"Kqtial and exact justice to all
men." Aiid I may add, " women too." (Tremendous
cheering) Now let us give a little of our attention
to our friends, the wkigs. They like to be noticed
It will not do to neglect them on this festive occasion
(Cheers.) Their modesty is only equalled by their merit
(Laughter) They claim all the respectability, all tinmorality,
all the decency. A party with such claims
commends itself especially to our attention. We have all
heard a good deal said about amalgamation. Did it evei
occurto you that the whigs are in actical political atrialgamationists
? It is clearly so. Federalists, national reptib
licans, anti-masons, and conservatives?all rallying under
one banner, professing one set of principles, and uniting
in the support of one man. If this is not practical |>oIiticai
amalgamation, what is ? The whigs naturally affect thi
omposite order of architecture. The democracy prefei
the Doric. The Doric is more in consonance with out
principles. It scorns all superfluous ornament. It h
strong, simple, severe, sublime. The whig party ami
whig principles call to my inind two things. The whip
party-practical political amalgamation, and whig prim
-inles?Jofieoh's cnat of man v colors. M.mielitert Theii
principles shilt wilh every anticipated change in papulai
opinion. They change their names with a facility kin
Ired to that of those ingenious gentry, who,when hroughi
up to the bar of our police court charged with petty
larceny, or something of the sort, are always provided
with half a do/.en appellations?Jack Smith, alias Ton,
Hrown, alias Jim Jenkins (Cheers) To do our oppo
ncnts justice in speakmgof them, they should always re
ivethe benefit of full name and title. Federalists, alia,
uitionul republicans, alias anti-masons, alias conserve
ives, alias native Americans, or adopted whigs, alia
lemocratic whigs (Great laughter and applause) Bir
his last cognomen is enough to make a horse laugh
t'hy, they might as well talk of a white black cat, or i
ill short man, or anything else hot is a Contradiction in
, rms If they do procure any suffrages by such petty
shuffling as this, I vh inclined to think that an indictmen
would lie against them for obtaining votes undei
ilse pretences. (Oreat laughter and applause) Whia
actios are very peculiar, and there is a reason foi
it They feel and know that, in sober earnest they an
he weaker party And hence the manner in which they
onduct their campaigns (Cheers,) Did you ever see a mai
contending, physically, with one who is an overmatch foi
dm? Now ne strains, swells and tugs?hut to no purpose
I'he strong man puts his hand on him, and its all over ?
Do you know the way they catch rattlesnakes at Laki
George? A man, nrmed with a long stick, forked and
sharpened, sallies out among the liills and rocks. Spying
s rattlesnake, he watches his opportuuitv, and with s
quick and sudden dart, catches with the forked end of the
stick the head of the reptile, as it lies upon the ground, and
pins it to the earth. The rattlesnake, no doubt very much
surprised, squirms most unmercifully. But it does no
good?he is despatched at leisure. Bo it is with the whigs
(Great cheering ) Wo have got their heads 10 the ground
mid mi iiiui winy can <ju i* in iojkh a spinner, uuti u iiui.-e
anl kick up a great duat.?(Tremendous cheering?crie*
of "That's the talk!"?"Give it to'em, old boy!") Thi
whigs are a Protean party. They change their principle*
and their names with a magical facility. An animal is
their emblem. Their animal atlinitics are very strong?
they can crow, snort, snuffle, grunt, bray and baa. Now
let us moke them whine, yelp, and squeal ?(Cheers anil
snouts of "We will, by blazes!") I saidlthat an animal is
their emblem?so it is. And what sort of an aniinallSomething
dull and that never learns?is it the ass!
Something vicious?is it the mule? Something stupid and
hiding its stupidity under the garb of seeming wisdomis
it the ow l! Something blind and that works in the dark
?Is it the mole? Something thievish and nibbling in its
propensities?is it the rat? No?none of these; but a nice
ly adjusted and fitting compound of them all?a coon ! A
fat, la/y, oily, thieving, cowardly, skulking coon?the
hybrid emblem of a nybrid party.?(Great laughter.
trVmeudous cheering, and groans for some minutes.) ?
The banner of the wnlgs Is a coonskin. In the long night
of the middle ages, when armed Europe sent forth her
steel-clad barons, with their stout retainers, on a pilgrimage
to Jerusalem to rescue the Holy Sepulchre Irom the
tenacious clutch of the Infidel?and alas, to redden the
sands of Palestine with Christian gore?the banner that
waved above the bold Crusader then, as he fought and
bled
And died, the swoid in his red hand,
On the holiest spot of that blessed land,
was the banner of the Holy Cross.?(Cheers ) When the
Bourbons desired to call to their old the lances of imperial
Krnnce, the Oriflamme was displayed, and the Gallic chivalry
rallied round it to conquerorto die ?(Cheers ) In
more modern times, the tri color of the revolution and the
golden eagles of the empire have been carried in triumph
into every capital on the continent. There is not a single
hree/.e that blows in which the meteor Hag of England
does not wave ; and Blenheim, Rainilius, Seringapatam.
Alhucra, Salamanca and Quebec?Acre, Ahonkir,
Waterloo and Trafalgar, are eloquent with its glories
We rally under a banner inferior to none oi these?a flag
loved at home and respected abroad?the star-spangled
banner of our country.?fTremendout cheering) It is
familiar to ths British soldier, lor he saw it on the plains
of Saratoga, in the lines at Vorktown, and upon tha breast
work nt New Orleans ?(Great cheering ) It is assoviated
in the mind of the British sailor with the names of
Hull, Porter and Decatur. It streamed from the masthead
of the Constitution, when the Guerriere struck ?
(Cheering ) True?these are the banners of nations?but
tliia contemptible coonskin is the emblem and the bannpr
of a party which aspires to contioi the destiriius of a nation.?(Groans
and hisses.) And such a nation, too?a
uniiuii wim.li iiuiiiiit-n ill |iii|iiiiaiiuii nun ijiinfiriipiea IIP
wealth every two ami twenty year*?the only free nation
on the face of OoJ'a earth?a natiun, the corner*toae
of who*e gre?tne*? was laid by him, in
speaking of whom all language fail* and all utterance become*
pal/.ied. Ilanaack the record* of all time Invoke
the aid of the genius of the past. Who i* hi* peer ? He i*
unapproached in the intellectual symmetry and moral
grandeur of hi* nharaotei' (jeorge Washington know*
no peer-he ha*no parallel [Loud and enthusiastic. np
plattae ) I,et me call your attention to the startling fact
that nn indirect and mn*t in*idiou* attack ha* been lately
made upon the memory of Washington. It wn* made
front hi* ypry *tand only eleren day* ago, by one who
stood here before the whole country a* an acknowledged
mouth piece of the whig party. The language of that
w lilg orator u a* thi* : ' He (Mr. (day) haa made hi*
own character the character of the age, a* Washington
did in hi* time Washington left the nation aober, order
ly, high-principled and patriotic, but ou the whole rather
with negative qualities, but the man of our time (i. e. Mr.
Clay) came to give the nation additional traits of a positive
and active character?to make it while it yet retainAri
nil u/uakidirtitnun virtiiHB utill more eiitururfa
ing, bold, energetic, ardent, enthusiastic, aspiring, selfimproving
and self-protective " An honest political adherent
and admirer of Henry Clay should hang his head
I in shame to hear such language. And yet it was uttered
in the presence of, anJ listened to with approbation by
nearly 0000 whigs, and not one voice was raised against
it. It has heeu extensively published iu the whig press.
Not one whig editor has passed strictures upon it. On
the contrary "The Tribune," without reservation, pronounces
the whole orntion of which the above is a part
as " truthful" and "masterly." The Courier und Knquirer
praises find regrets that it can not publish it. The Express
predicts that "when published it will be the text
book of the caropogn; the minnows of the w big press follow
in the wake ot these, their leviathans. Now this
whig " test-book"exalts Henry Clay at the expense and
makes him the equal of George Washington?the equal of
him who is degraded hy a comparison with any man ?
whose fame should be dearer to us than our heart's blood?
who is our lather?for he is the father of our country.?
Not content with this attempted parricide, this accredited
organ of the whig party further says?" Mr. Clay is not
only American, tut Jineriea iltelf, the Republic pertimifie.d
" This is nought but man-worship. It has no foundation
in truth. It is the reckless and destructive spirit
of ultra partisanship. It is a bowing of the knee to Baal.
What reasonable and unprejudiced man would trust a
party who, exasperated by defeat and mad with excessive
lust oi power, are now endeavoring to gain their end by
making an idol of Clay and falling down before it. To
hear their orators and their presses apeak of Henry Clay,
one would suppose him to be more than man. 1 am no
calumniator of Henry Clay ; I seek not to detract from
his fair fame : 1 am willing and desirous to accord him his
true position I do not impugn his patriotism. I freely
grant that he is perseveiing, energetic, eloquent and
brave?endowed with an indescribable magic of manner,
and pre-eminently fitted by nature to he what he is?a
great parti/an leader. In his democratic youth, before he
was flattered and caressed into the ranks of the advocates
of special legislation, he stood tip manfully pigainst the
re-charter ot the U. 8. Bank, and for Madison and the war
We honor him for it. We gratefully remember his exertions
in behalf of the acknowledgment of the independence
of Greece and the South American Republics. At
the same time we must regret that he whose youth gave
such glorious promise, should, iu the lull maturity of
his manhood, forsake the house of his fathers and go wandering
after strange gods. It is beneath the dignity of the
democratic party to war with any man. The democracy
war not with Henry Clay, the man?hut with Henry Clay,
the representative of certain principles. The whig party
and Henry Clay are one ; they are thoroughly identified
with the policy of the land distribution, a high tariff'
based upon the principle of protection, and a U. S Bank
Mark how these three kindred measures mutually aid and
assist each other. They dove-tail together most admirably.
Each ensures tho necessity for, and thejuermananceof the
existence of all. I,et them but be established and rivetted
on the industry of the country, and an incubus will be
placed on the!moral welfare and substantial prosperity of
this great Ilcpublic, which will be most difficult to shake
off . and which, when shaken off', will have cost a bitter
and protracted struggle. Elect Henry Clay President of
the United States?give him a majority in both branches
of Congress?let this system of policy go into effect, and
a feverish, false, and fictitious state of things will befengendered,
and you will have entailed upon your posterity
a burthen und a curse. (A voice?" No tear of that"
?loud cheers) The question of a United Status' Bank,
one main link in the tripjde chain,we thought was settled
long ago. We deemed that Andrew Jackson had
strangled that hydra headed monster, and sowed salt upon
its grave. But lo! in 1840, the whigs came into power
Ana one of the fust things that they did was to attempt to
resuscitate an institution, the very name of which
stunk and stinks in the nostrils of the community.
Under the Congressional dictatorship of Henry ('lay they
passed a bill rc-chartering the United States Batik. John
Tyler vetoed it. For that act, at least, he deserves and
should raceive credit and gratitude. (Cheers) Now,
sanguine as l>.e whigs always are before an election, and
hugging to their bosoms the delusion that they will succeed
in the great Presidential canvass of 18-14, they are
already quietly engaged iu endeavoring to galvanize that
old corpse again. The whig leaders here would mask
their battery and avoid an issue upon the bank. They
make it an issue in Tennessee, Kentucky, and the contiguous
States. We will not permit this playing fast and
loose. We will make it an issue here on tlie tea-board,
and charge it home upon them. Turn to the position of
our party previous to and after the general election ol
ia40. The spring elections in that vear were sufficiently
favorable. To all appearance the democracy were never
stronger. The re election of Martin Van Buren to the
Presidential Cehair, which he had so worthi'y occupied,
seemed certain. And yet not many weeks had passed bofore
it was evident that the supremacy of our party and
our principles was in danger. A union of the whigs, as
it was called, for the sake of the union, brought about that
mingling oi parties and commingling of interests, which
resulted in a combined league of the opponents of the democracy,
and paved the way for the liarrisburg Convention.
By that convention William Henry Harrison was
nominated for the Presidency. I Scott men, Clay men, and
Webster men, federalists, whigs, conservatives, Anti-Masons,
tariffites, hankites?all the scattered remnants ol
those various factions wliich had been time and ugaia defeated
by the democracy, rallied, united and swarmed
about that coon skin and hard cider standard of which the
available candidate, (ienernl Harrison, had been chosen
bearer. The log cabin nunnery commenced?everything
which could contribute to the delusion, and height
en the artificial excitement which had been evoked into
existence, was called into requisition. Their presses
vomited forth Ogle's lios. Their orators patrolled
the country. Prentiss, of Mississippi, Wilson, of New
Hampshire, Preston, of South Carolina, Webster,
Clay, and even Harrison himself, took the field ?
Nothing was left undone. On our part, we were
not idle. We saw through and despised this contemptible
stage trickery?this attempt to swindle the people out of
their votes, and did not believe that it could succeed. In
so believing we erred, as the result proved. The Ides ol
November arrived ; the battle was fought ; we were beat
en, and forced to retire from the Held ; and retire wo did,
in good order?discomfited, but not dismayed. Although
our strongest defences were a prey to the spoiler?although
in the violence of that political hurricaae, Tennessee,
the home of our venerated Jackson, had succumb
ed beneath the shock. Our own brave State?the Kmpire
State?had parted from her democratic moorings?
tiiough the key stone of the arch had given way, and the
' star in the east" gone down. Kventhcn, when 19 States
out of the six-and twenty had declared against us, and our
candidate had been defeated by more than 140,000 votes?
though the sun of our political heaven was shrouded
from our longing view?through darkness, disaster, and
lesolation. we hoped, and toiled, and struggled on ?
(flrvat applause ) To any other party a defeat like that
which we then suffered,would hare keen destruction?annihilation.
But to us it was not so?itcou|il not he so, and
w hy f W hy I \Y hy U it (hat the democracy can be beaten
'nit never subdued ?vanquished but never conquered??
iecause o( that which is within us?because we strive ior
he true, and aim at the equal and the just. The very
ruths for w hich we contend, afford us a rallying point
>nd a support in the hour of adversity. (Cheers) In the
an * ass of 1940, the Whigs systematically endeavored to
ilind the people to the true .,UuJtious at issue. Letters
vere written to General Harrison enquiring his views
u|>on disputed questions of moment, and the line of polics
which he would adopt if elected. The answer was, "Ask
ny committee" Success attained hy fraud is in its
very nature temporary. The Whigs triumphed by
fraud They triumphed on such issues as these ?
oon skins, hard cider, log cabins, William Henry Hanison,
two dollars a day and roast beef, or Martin Van Btiren,
six anil a quarter cents a day and sheep's pluck ?
I'liey triumphed?bqt their triumph waa short lived and
hitter. Firm, united, undismayed, standing on the imnin
<sbleha?is of their own principles, the unterrified democ
acy rallied, in the elections of the following spring and
Utnmer, we recovered our foot-hold throughout the country.
The granite column of the young democracy charg
cd upon the enemy, and they went down before it. (Trrmendotis
applause ) Since then we have maintained our
l>osition. Why, then, should any man doubt our success
in this coming conflict? Let us be organised, vigilant, do ermined
Let us fight the battle, inch by inch We
must resume the offensive. We must carry the wnr into
Vfrtca. We must be true to ourselves, our candidate, and
| our cause. We must do our duty, our whole duty, and
nothing hut our duty. Wo must deserve success, and
leave the event to Him who made us. If I read rightly
'ne sign* ui uic limes, anil no noi (jreaiiy imsunacrstnnil
the temper of the democracy, on the fourth Monday of
May next, there will he a thorough orjani* ition, nn earnest
purpose, and deep seated enthusiasm throughout the
length and breadth of the land. That organisation, earnestness,
and enthusiasm will he centred on the nominee of
the Baltimore Convention, whoever he may be. Here,
upon the anniversary of tho birth day of the Hero of
Mew Orleans, intent upon tho preservation of our principles,
and merging our preference* for men, we pledgo to
(he nominee of that convention an honest, earnest, and
whole-souled support. (Oreat cheer*.) Now, nine cheers
for the nominee of the Baltimore Convention. (Nine deafening
cheer*, and " one more," were accordingly given )
Our local matter* (demand a passing notice. Our
municipal election is approaching. All partiu* appreciate
it* great im|>ortanoe. At the late whig convocation here,
Horace Oreeley could not let hi* section of the party go
home without a parting admonition as to the great importance
of carrying the city in April He dasires the
whig* to start their ball here?let them try it. If they
wait to start their ball until they start it here, they will
never start it at all. Turn we now to the new-fangled
and short-lived Native American party. Their name and
style should be the Anti American party? (tremendous
cheering for some minutes)?because their principles are
characterized by an ingratitude, a narrowness ot view, a
want of true patriotism, a bigotted, intolerant and perso
outing spirit which are any thing else hut American.
They lack vitality?they can hp likened to an inverted
pyramid?sure to topple over. Tlieir whole scheme of action
is comprised in an attempt to procure the essential
modification or repeal of the present naturalization laws,
combined with a war upon the foreign vote?the Idrcign
vote ! There is no foreign vote. (Great applause.) We
will never recognise any distinction hetween the native
mid adopted citizen?we are one and the same?Americans
all. (Renewed cheers ) Let the safety and stability
of our government he menaced to-morrow ?I cam not
how?or by whom?by domestic, treason or foreign force
-and I'll stake my soul's salvation that the naturalized
wuuij im true a4 miioi. (i*r*iu applause.)
Instead of being deficient in, they would brim over with
patriotism. They would contribute their money and shed
their blood?oh?how gladly and how willingly !?to
keep the flag of freedom flying (Prnfening anplause,
and erias 01 " they done so before, gnd thoy'u do 10
again !")
Flag of the free heart's only home,
By angel hands to valor given,
Thy start hava lit the welkin dome,
And all thy hue* were born In heaven.
Forever float that standard sheet!
WliPre breathes the foe hut falls before u?,
With Freedom's soil beaeathonr feet.
And Freedom's banner streaming o'er us.
in speaking of Andrew Jackson, I begin. In spcnklng of
\ndrew Jackson I will end lie is tho son of poor Irish
parents, who, drivpn from their native country by nppres
sion, sought a refuge here. The father died nhout two
years after his emigration, leaving three sons (of whom
the infant, Andrew, was the youngest) to the care of ? widowed
mother Her circumstance* were strai'encd, hut
she kent her little household together. She lived for her
children, and U now reaping herexceeding great reward.
There are two leading traiU In the Irleh character,
which ahotild not pa?? unnoticed here. Their atrong do
mratic affectione, and unquenchable love o( country.
(Cheer?) I'oUqw the irjih exile, driven forth by the led
?km
condition of thing* at home?lor, duguiee it a* you majr,
the true lource of the poverty and urretchedne** of the
Iriih |Hiople, lie* in mi'government and fopprewive lawn
?the exile keek* a home and a country eliewhere; hut ,
wherever he may 1)0, wander where he will, he never forget*
the mother who watched over hi* infancy, the compnaien*
of hi* youth, and the land of hi* forefather*. Deprive
him of everything that render* life desirable -impair his
health?strip him oi hi* property? take friend and rela
live from hi* aide??teep him to the very lip* in the
whelming slough of poverty?you may deprive him of
all else, hut you cannot wring from him hi* love of country.?
(Greet cheer*.) That pure and unselfish love will
hum hut with n hritrt>?*.v .livmnanlimri* fit
penury and privation, und tile death-damp* ol^ despair.
Weaken hi* body by disease?stretch him on the couch
of sickness and the bed of death?hi* thought* ate far
away?the homo of hi* childhood flit* beiora hi* glazing
vision?and even as the parting spirit wings it* flight,
still will hi* heart find an echo to the cry of Krin Muvourneen,
klriu go bragh. To rcsumu. The war of the Revolution
broke out, and those poor Irish boy* joined the
American party. Andrew being only 14 year* old The
elder brother died in arms, lighting againit the Uritish,
at the battle of Stono. The second was taken prisoner,
treated as a rebel, thrown into a dungeon, uncared for,
and with hi* wounds undressed. This brought on an inflammation
of the brain. An exchange of prisoners took
Elace, and he went home to die. This broke the mother's
eart, and the grave closed on her, as it had done on her
murdered boy. At fifteen, Andrew Jackson waa alone
in the world. In the emphatic language of the Indian
chieftain, not a drop of his blood ran in the veins of any
liviug creature. There is not time to follow, step by step,
his euergetic onward career. Poor, unfriended, solitary.
uneducated: despite all olistsclcs. he worked his upward
way. Oh, how mysterious are the ways of Providence'.
Had there been no Andrew Jackson, there would have
been no New Orlesus. And the cruelties and wrongs
inflicted by the British Government upon that poor, exiled
Ian lily, ultimately cost F.ngland the saddest field that
she has seen since Buunockburn, and were expiated
on the banks of the Mississippi in the blood of
five thousand of her bravest. (Tremendous cheering,
and stentorian shouts of "Old Hickory forever!")
I am not about to enlarge upon the battle of New Orleans.
Its history is familiar to you all. There are very few
here who have not heard its story told eloquently and
well by Major Davezac?(Cheers) He was an eye-witness
and participator in the action. It would be presumptious
and unbecoming in me to trespass on ground so peculiarly
his own. Pass we then on in this rapid review,
exulting as we go that our democratic, members in Con
cress liave procured the passage of a law reimbursing to
General Jackson the fine so unjustly imposed upon him
by Judge Hall. The act ha* been carried into cftect; and
thus the country has restored to the hero's laurelled brow
the only leaf that was ever plucked from it.?(Loud applause
) There are many hero who well remember how
Andrew Jackson has been assailed. Calumny and vitu
perationexhausted their malice on him?combinations of
toiled political opponants?-adventurers disappoitned in
their ambitious projects?the factions prejudiced and designing?were
banded together against our leader, and
threatened him with annihilation. They filled the air
with clamor, hut they howled, and howleq in vain around
tliftt lirlivit nlrl hir.lrnrv ctriir?lr ita mrtrsf a o?.
and so well into the generous soil of democracy, {(beers')
Then was the name of Andrew Jackson our cloud by day,
and our pillar of fire by night. He was our shield and
sword, our Fabius and Marcellus both. Mutually sustaining
and sustained, we grappled with the head and
front of our mushroom moneyed aristocracy, the United
States Bank, and strangled the hydra, not iu its youth,not
in its old age, but in the lusty prime of its golden manhood.
(Cheers ) Its defunct carcase has never received
decent burial from the hands of its friends and
mourners, theiwhigs: but has been lelt to rot, toputrify,
and to contaminate the moral atmosphere of the land.?
(Groans and hirses.) Aye, Andrew Jackson was true to
our principles, true to us, and we were true to him. Wa
gave him a hearty and triumphnnt support, the same support
that we will always givutotheman who, elevated
ny our suffrages, conscientiously and determinedly corriei
out our views. No man ever knew and no man ever wilt
know the Democracy falter or shrink in sustaining outfaithful
public servants. To our public, men we say?adhero
to our principles and we will adhere to you. Desert
our principles and wo will spurn you from us. No
man, however exalted by genius and elevated by station,
can do without the people naif so well as the people cart
do without him. Demagogues are apt to forget this truth.
They conceive themselves with their attendant train of
satellites and wire-pullers, to be the people. As long *t
they merely think so,without acting on thosupposltion.it
is all well enough. The moment theyl act under this
false belief, they are undeceived only to awnke in utter
and deserved ruin. When men prove recreant to the
trust reposed in them, us among others, Natjianiel P. Tallmadge,
present United States Senator, has done, they muse
expect to have their ears saluted with such music, as is
made up of the curses of hate and the hisses of scorn.?
Moreover, they are sure to receive the wages of political
sin, which is political death. (Hisres 'Tor all renegades.'")
When our punlic men are trun to us?true to those broad
nrinr.inles cif enual riorlifs nnd emml Inwu u-liiM,
our democratic creci? a* Thomas Jefferson, James Maderon
and Andrew Jackson have been?and as Richard M.
Johnson, Martin Van Burin, John C. Calhoun and Silas
Wright arc?whenever and wherever they are assailed,
we will rally around them to n man, and unitedly and triumphantly
sustain them to the last. Hereafter, when
men speitk of New Orleans and Andrew Jackson?when
they contemplate his consistent, dignified, and patriotic
course as President of the United States?when they call
to mind the obloquy and contumely that poured upon
him?as they remember the fact that in the midst of nit
this conflict he was deprived of the wife of his bosom, she
whom he had cherished with an exceeding tenderness, on
whom he had lavished the wealth of his affections, whom
he had loved as the strong man only can love?and as
those memories rise before them, they will feel as Hallcck
did when he wrote his beautiful lines to the memory of
Burns?lines that will live ior ever What
salt tears dim the eya unshed 1
What wild vows falter on the tongue ?
When Scots v ho ha' wi' Wallace bled,
Or auld lang syne U sung.
Picture him now it, the Hermitage. The snn is setting.
Its declining rays fall through the casement or. the bowed
form of one, who had he been a lloman, would have been
the Boldest Roman of them all Silent and alone he falls
into a reverie. His eyes involuntarily close. And the
days of his youth come hack ujion him. His countenance
saddens as he feels that the voicrluf her, who is tin heaven,
falls no longeron bis ear. Her form flits not by him on
its thousand 'customed errands of domestic love. He is
alone?but ho is not lonely?he reflects on his latter day.
He rejoices in the contemplation of the doctrines of that
holy christian faith, which bids us live for ever. He is
conscious that his tun Is going down in peace. The air
around him is laden with the I lasting* of a grateful people,
and every breeze is vocal with bis praises.
All things wear in him
An aspect of e'ernity?his thoughts,
His feelings, passions good or evil,
Have nothing of old age ; and his bold brow
Bears but the scars of mind, the thoughts of years,
Not their decrepitude.
When Andrew Jackson dies, he will have left
a deathless lesson?
A name which is a virtue and a soul,
Whieh multiplies it *elf throughout all time.
Tho rich inheiiUnec of his virtues and his glory is ouni.
That inheritance vo will cherish and defend forever.
Long may he live. Butuhcu his spirit shall ascend to
the (Jod that gave it, the whole laud will rise up and call
him blessed. The manhood and llie womanhood of this liepublic
will unite in thu heartfelt and trusting prayer that
when lie appear* at the liar of Omni|>otcnce, he will receive
the salutation of " Well done good and faithful ser
mm. 11.1IIIU nuu i^uiiiiiiuiii ciict-mig.j nHB worn mori',
and I have ilune. I spoke hut a short tune since of the Be I11more
Convention, and I spoke of it* nominee; and now
let me apeak for the asaeinhled democracy of this fair city,
nnd aay that whoever this nominee may he, we will give
him our united?our undivided?our all-conquer ng sui>port.
(Loud cheers ) Whether he he Lewis Cass of Mi- 1
chigan-(feeble cheers!? James Buchanan, oi Penuay lvania?
(Silence)? the old Kentucky war horse, Itichard M.
Johnson?(Loud cheers) -John C. Calhoun, of South
Carolina?(louder cheers)?cr New York's fuvorite son,
Martin Van Btiren. (Tremendous and deafening cheers.)
The principles which Andrew Jackson advocated front
his boyhood to his more than three score years ami ten,
re once more at stake. Let us then, from this moment
henceforth
Forgetting the feuds and the strife oi past time,
Counting, coldness, injustice, an<i silence a crime,
Vow to go into this coming Presidential canvass with the
stern resolve to do our duty?in the largest nml
widest sense of the term, and let the consequences take
care of themselves. If we do this?if we tight this battle
as it should bo fought, with honesty, abiding energy,
and an enthasiasm tempered by a cool, cnlm, courage, we
will triumph, no this, and even if we fail, we will have
nocansulor self-accusation And whatever the result,
we have one consolation vouchsafed to ns nnd denied to
our opponents ; and that is, that the sun ot Truth csn
never set?the mists of prejudice may arise nnd obscure
its rays?the clouds of error intervene and hide its beams
?the tempests ol faction and party hate shut out .Is genial
and life bestowing heat ; but the mists will urise?the
clsuds will pass away?the tempest roll on and he forgotten,
while the sun, the brighter nnd the dearer for his
temporary obscurity, will shine on as he shone of yore?
to brighten, to gladden, to vivify and to bless. It Is so in
the physical world?so in the moral?so in the political ?
Truth can never die. And those political principles which
we uphold?in which we live, nnd lor which we are^wil
Aiflg (U (lie, win Wiuni auu uc?:j/cu, e*?nu ?mu im
evet. (Loud and prolonged applause)
Mr. Mm.Tiu.r.'iaddreM waa heard with the greatrat attention,
and wa* remarkably well received.
After the nddreii, the profe?*lonol ladies and gentlemen,
Meadamea Phillips and Sbarpe, and Miss Bruce, and
Messrs Lynch, Dolman, Km an and Kavanagh, tang in
very excellent stylo the following:?
SOUO?MARCH! MARCH !
Te.sr?"March, march, Kttrick and Teriotdule.
waiTTrN roa tMt oc-LAiiON nv a. % iiart, biu.
March, march Calhoun and Johnson men,
forward my lads, and march in good order,
March, march Cass and Van Uurcn men,
Henry Clay'i cohorta are now on our border.
Many a bannerspread, flutter* above your heads,
Many a oreat that is famous in itory,
Come and make reauy then, Democracy^ minute men,
Fight for your cause, and your great chieftain's glory,
Chorui?March! march: See,
Come from the hi))*, where your cattle are grazing,
Come from the glen of the buck and the roe,
Come where the beacon of Fieedom i* blaring,
Determined to rout, anil to ranipUah yourloe.
Gallant heart* bounding, hills are resounding
With cria* that must urge ye, to march on in order,
Our country ahali many a day, tell of the gallant fray,
When wo drove back the cohortiof Clay in diaordor.
Chorus?March! march! Sac.
Come for Democracy'* foes arc united, _
| And iraim and corruption ars leagued 10 aeiiroy yp,
' Come for your faith, and your honor arc plighted,
To compter the foe, who now reek to betray yc.
Let no dissension then, sever tout rank* my men,
True to yourcau?e, anil to law and good order,
These to maintain my men, hrayely we will again
Drive back tho forces ofClay in disorder.
Chorus? Mareh! march! &c.
This was " rapturously encored," and elicited thunders
of applause.
Then came a?" popular air" by the band; after which
his Honor the Mayor said?
" I now introduce to you Captain Tyack, w ho has probably
scon and conversed with General ./arkson mora
ecently than any other.cltlzen ol New York."?(Cheers.)
Captain Trees, a tine, hardy looking eM^ veteran, then

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