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Public Meeting of (he friends of UtlA'R Y C’R.'JY, at
Oct1 drove, Wcslm-ircl'tntl county, Virginia.
Pm "Bant t » a noiice pr- viouely given, many ofthe
friends of HENRY CLAY uvt ai Oak Grove, in
Wes’inoreland county, on the *2Sth July, to adopt an
A«hlr>*s& Resolutions demonstrative of their rcBpnct
and admiration for lite character, talents, and e«jrvi
| ce« of that distinguished individual, audio nominate
him as a candidate for the Best..Presidency. The
* Mo-tmg \v »s respcc ablo and numerous; some gen
4:e!n ;n, however, being prevented from attending by
( indisposition, or previous pressing engagements, and
others by the distance from their homes. The ns
eeinbly being called to order, Lawrence Washington,
F2**]. was called to the chair, and George W. Lewis,
K*q. was appointed Secretary. After the Chairman
had stated the object ofthe meeting. Mr. Lewis rose,
and addressed it at some length.
On motion, the Chair then aupointed a Committee
to prepare an address and resolutions.
After retiring foi a short time, the Committee re
turned. mid reported an address and resolutions,
which wo shall presently subjoin. T"*.ey were una
nimously adopted. The groatest harmony and good
feeling provailed du mg the meeting, and the most
devoted interest was evinced by tlio friends of Hr.
(Jr.ay, who were present, in the prosperity ofthe
cause ui which they were embarked, and intense
pleasure at tin* prospect of his increasing popularity
throughout the Union. Indeed, it was c grat fying
epcctuclo to the friends of social and political order,
and civil government, to behold so many of that class
Which constitute by far the majority of our popula
tion. and many of whom, like others of their fellow
citizens, had heretofore seemed ready to fall before
(he military Juggernaut—the honest labourer and
the industrious mechanic—now uniting in a testi
innny of approbation and appluuso to the illustrious
merit of their country’s grkatbst mas. It was the
dawning of a more auspicious season than we have
lor sc ale time experienced.
It was designed exclusively to pay suitable com
pllinent to Mr. Clay, by an appropriate tribute to
Ids political course nod public acts, and to designate
him as peculiarly qualified to fill tne oSice of Chief
Magistrate of lb** United States The public mind
is prepared for, and, in tact , seems to demand such
manifestations of the wi.-hes of independent Ameri
cans:
ADDRESS
Fellow Citizens: We shall offer to you no apology
lor this public expression of our sentiments ar d feel
ings in regard to the subject of this address. It will
come recommended to your attention from its giow
iug importance and intrinsic merit The testimony
of respect and admiration which unenlightened Peo
ple bear to the public acts and characicrs of their il
lustrious men, is the homage cYer demanded by emi
nent worth and exalted talents. We b-lieve that it
oxorts a salutary influence ou the public mind—ope
rating as a reward for past services, and an anima
liug incentive to future exertion tu patriotic achieve
ment. The Caine of her citizens is the glory of a Ro
public; and in no manner can the one°be more in
creased and the other advanced than by a irenerous
contribution of applause for all deeds that rcdour.d to
the benefit and lustre of our national character, ami
our n&tioil'tl nslitntions. So completely identified do
we conceive the brightness of our nutional escatcho
on to be with the unblemished reputation of onr dis
tinguished men, that we esteem u a sacred duty at all
times to accord proper commendation to the merit o
nou- services of the la ter, that we may enhance tho
brilliancv and preserve the integrity of the formor.
iHoro particularly do we entertain these sentiments,
and acknowledge ourselves to bo actuated by these
motives, when we have Hssemblod to pay a public tri
bute of admiration and respect to the charactir
talcn’s and servives of HENRY CLAY, with whose
name are associated some of the most beneficent,
patrio'ie and splendid acts in the history of our coun
try. We are inspired, aiorootar. w,.h n more than
common zeal and earnestness in his behalf, when we
reflect on the persecution he has endured from his
encm.cs, and on ‘.hoirunremitted attempts to cover him
with obloquy, and dimmish his usefu'ness and influ
ence to his country.—Connected with his cause do
we consider is the success of the dearest interests of
our country; and we look to his energetic mind and
efficient patriotism to correct the abuses which our
government has suffered, and to defend the integrity
of our institutions against the violent chock tvhich
their nice and delicate structure has sustained by the
rude grasp of incompetent and unskilful hands At
this peculiar conjuncture, wo confess that we regard
13kxry CiiAy as the rallying point of the hopes and
interops of the Republican party of our country; and
since that honored band of patriots, whose revolu
tionary services we hallow in sacred remembrance,
have left the theatre of action, we know nomanwhose
enterprise and force ..f character, united with intre
pidity and powers of mind, can accomplish their pur
poses and wishes more patriotically or more effec-1
tively.
viewing him, moreover, ns we do, as the most
renowned patriot and statesman of this country, and
aa no ornament of the human race, wo feel peculiar
pride and joy when we r-fl-ct that he is a native
Virginian. Nor in this gratifying expre«non of
pleasure at his birth-place do we intend any selfish
appropriatton of Ins rare und distinguished excellence:
In common with the whole People of the United
Eia cs, we claim linn as our countryman and fellow
citizen, and esteem it a si-nal honor to the UrnoD,
that ns Ins efloris in (he cause of his country, and
of human improvement, have not been local or par
tial. .-o his tame and popularity are not confined to the
North, or to the South—10 ’he East, or to the West.
Although, for a season, a cloud seemed to intervene
h. tween the brightness of his name and the minds of
the people, it is evident that they were roipled and
deceived by th*- factious fabrication of bargain, in
trigue and corrupti m. Tne auspicious light of truth
has dispelled the mist, and he is again viewed with
augmented delight, m his native pu-ity and splendor.
That, our es?ima>e of Mr. Clay mav not seem I
overcharged, and that we may not bn accused of too
fond par iuli.y, it b'-cumns ns to sketch, by hasty al
las ion n> least, some of the prominent grounds of
0‘>r admiration ami support of him. and to glance
at 'bos. distinguishing -rai's of mind and charac
ter by which his life ha> been illastrated, and hia
pufiJic care-r ennobled.
f> rn >f humble ar ntoge, he was wthout the
means o acquiring a regular, classical, collegiate I
education and <l-*tiiute of those important auxiliaries I
ot friends ;>n funds t bring him into notice and re- i
pu e. whic h the more affluent youth hav- nearly al- !
Ways at -ommand. A plebmn in origin, he haB ever 1
been a s-ern patriot and repul lican in principle, nnd
may thus be emphatically style-* a man of (he Pco
^iS ’-'ducalion, his early habi'3, pursuits and
iuclina'ions, all contribute to beget a love of country. i
and increase Ins devotion to h-r institutions After
a brie! political course in his adopted State. Mr.
Clay was soon transferred to a more oxtrnded and
honorable th- aire for the disply of his tnlents. At
his first appearance in Congress, lie attracted atten
tion and ndmira-ion. as well for the strength and pro
foundness of his views, as for the resi.-tless eloquence
with which he sustained -very measuro tha> he advo
cated. Here he was soon honored with the '-ffice of
Speaker, th- duties of which he discharged with
most distinguished abilities IIis legislative history
presents a series of important acts, remarkable for
the ability wi'h which they were conceived and sus
tained—equall-d in few. and surpassed in noother’in
8'nnr.ee in ouroountry. Events have-satisfactorily
demonstrated that the prominent measures he brought
ftrwnrd were conceived in a depth of polincal Wisdom
and forecast rarely excelled. Among these, his
promptne-s and energy in aiding tn decla-o and sup
port the Ia9t war with England; the magic eloquence
wi h which he conciliated the growing hostility, and
as uaged the heat and fury of parties in their conUict
on toe Missouri question; and the subsequently com
prehensive foresight which ho manifested in introdu
cing and carrying through the resolutions in Con
/jrc"3 to rccogniv.o the independence of the fknth
American dilutes—all evince tiic liberal seotiiucuis of
the man, and wiil remain imperishable monuments to
posterity of his splendid talents as n statesman, in
accomplishing measures of policy which he concoiv
ed beneficial to his country, and to the cause of hu
man liberty throughout the world. The successive
elections of him by the lower House of Congress to
preside over their deliberations, attest the confidence
which the National Legislature reposed in his firm
ness. impartiality and abilities. Not since the days
of IJancookjpj^Affthlenberg, have more dignity, im
partiality, ptbfhptitudc, ability and grace been unit
ed, in discharging the office of Speaker. His mis
sion to Ghent, with Adams, Gallatin, Bayard and
Russell, and the patriotic devotion to the good of his
country there exhibited by him, and more par
tlcularly his solicitude and exertions to secure
to us the Fisheries of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland,
without a sacrifice of the free navigation of the Mis
sissippi—is another ot lus public services deserving
the highest commendation of tho American people —
Tf hia talents were only heretofore known in legisla
tion, here was a practical display of them in main
timing the honor and interest of his country in an ar
duous and responsible diplomotie agency. "* * *
Bet the part which Mr Clay has taken in public
affairs, and that for which the greatest share of thanks
and honor is due, is bis early, independent, and unwa
vering support of the American System, properly so
call'd, and which is indebted for its origin mainly to
I his exertions and influence. He is the zealous and
enlightened champion of the American manufacturing
I interests, and the advocate of the scheme of Internal
I Improvement that is so rapidly engaging the attention
of onr statesmen and citizens, and promises so emi
i nently to promote the glory of our common country,
j To benefit his country—the idol of his soul—to elevate
her name abroad, and to render her peacefal and pros
perons and happy at home, the chief energies of his
mind have been steadf-stlv directed. With the liberal
and enlarged view of an American statesman, Mr
j Clay saw at once the necessities of our conditii He
i saw that our physical resources were great, „eyond
; those of any other nation on the earth, fit saw the
expanse of our territory —the bold navigable rivers in.
tersecting it in every direction, and terminating at
the most convenient end advantageous points; our
j climate propitious to the growth of all the vegetable
j tribe, and our soil fertile in producing them; <>ur for
: ests umbrageous with the largest timber; our mountains
teeming with the richest ores; and ibe genius and
! habits of our people active, enterprising, and inteHi
gcni. uf saw nil ttiese munificent bounties of Provi
dence lying unimproved and unemployed, and felt the
obligation he wiuj under to stimulate his countrymen
i to avail themselves of these vast and exhau3tle'ss re
sources of earth, air, and water. He saw, too, that
every civilized nution upon the globe, although her
j territory were no largerthan a few of our counties,
and tier natural advantages, in many cases, even more
; limited, was exerting every nerve and muscle of the
body politic toynake themselves independent of for
eign reliance. ^And, moreover, that every nation of
the world hadfa system of its own which it was active
in protecting, except ourselves—we had no system pe
culiarly national. He saw all these things, and felt
persuaded that it became our dignity, as well ms our
poliey and interest, to adopt some measures that would
; reward and protect the industry and enterprise o our
citizens, and free us from a dependency upon fo. .ip-,,
1 *rade. We are aware that his opinions upon this sub
ject are obnoxious to a respectable portion of our fel
low citizens, particularly to some of our Carolinian
jand Virginian brethren. To some of ourselves, in
deed, they are not altogether acceptable. But still
we regard the policy as an experiment fraught with
plausible benefit, and defensible on substantial grounds
i of national advantage and improvement. We look up
on it, too, as the noble offspring of a mind whose con
. ceptions and habits of thought lose sight of petty’,
j inconveniences, in its gigantic grasp at general
good—which it at all times sopeuly, boldly and in
dependently supports. Did we for a moment entertain
! an ,dea of suspicion or fear of its dangerous or injuri
ous tendency, we should feel quieted when we know
the arrlent patriotism and charactcnstic candor of iis ctoouent
! 1,1 ll’*’! fUO'1 eiWhaiic manner do we depre
, cate tno factious excitement and hostile feeline which these
mufck.res lave engendered m our Southern brethren, now sic
i qibcai.ily showing themselves in a manner that we apprehend
menaces with d sutunn and dUgraco our present united and
peaceful and prosperous land.
Besides these exalted claims to the admiration and
gratitude of the American people for positive sorvi
oes rendered, and useful achievement m legislation
Mr. Clay possesses others, which, while they adorn
man, shed a lustre upon our national character.
Added to his uncompromising love of country, he is
emphatically a man o.f the people. In education
in feelings, in wishes and i hopes, a republican, ho is
more than a Uambdcn in his love of liberty, and not
less than a Cato in the sternness of his patriotism_
Let ms life, let his public course bear witness to iho
undeviating correctness and purity of Jus principles.
He seems to have been designed by nature for the
performance of signal civil deeds, and pre eminently
to designate the age in which he lives. Although
not distinguished for any one peculiar quality of mind
alone, which mure than the rest has made him effici
ent, and gained him celebrity, “as is remarkable in
the characters or the most illustrious men of the
world, ’ Mr. Clay unites the rarest combination of:a
‘— ...... .I.gucai pu.*.siuie superiority in bIJ, of
any man that this country has ever produced. To a
mind rapid in its perceptions, vivacioue in itsimarrcxy,
and expansive in its range, he adds a j.idgmenfpro
found, sagacious and discriminative. Thotigh inti
mateiy Rhilled in human nature, he possesses a candor
and liberality, the very reverse of that suspicion
which each knowlege is apt to induce Bland and
conciliatory in his address, frank and familiar in his
conversation, he expresses his opinions with the undis
guised freedom ofconscious rectitude ofintentton; and
he soldi.m fails to win the affections of all who frequent
hi* company, or hear him converse NotwithstancbD* h*e has
figured upon so many different theatres, he has not only been
(listingim-hed, but lias held the first rank in all At the bar
in the senate, in diplomacy, and in the cabinet, he ha9 occu’
pied the highest station in each. Nor is he less of a lawyer
!hnnae?,h0n,a,0',rTa.PO',tK,an,hana sta,esma"—or diplomatist
han either Hie fame he acquired as an eloquent debater on
ofLon*"s»- ,whe,rR be exhibited those powers which
oAs the prisoned soul and lap il in Elysium,” docs not prob
ably so fairly illustrate the vigor of his mind, and the exteut
and variety of his acquirements, as his masterly Panama in
struct.ons; prepared while he was Secretary of State But in
whatever situation placed, or to whatever station called Mr
-ndT.b!T7 eK,nCC(‘ ,he 8ame brilliancy of understand,,,,
and capacity for business.
These are some of the qualities cf mind and character’
and some of the public arts for which we confess we honor and
admire flrxnv C i.at But by this expression of nnr sentiments
and feelmg,, we disclaim any particular party veal. Our, is ,he
independent & unboughi admiration of disinterested Americans
We invite our fellow citizen* who differ from us i„ 0ur
estimate of his talents—his services— or his worth to
examine impartially his history. Wo shall enter ’into
no labored vindication of hi* innocence, from the stale
and threadbare charge* of bargain, intrigue, and cor
rvplxon. If there be any, who still give credit to tho*,#
charges, after the mass of conclusive testimony laid
before the public, they may enjoy their opinions
uninterruptedly for os. We Me ign no comparison of him with
cither the t hie f Magistrate of our couniry or with any of the
conspicuous men of the day It i*not by exaggerating his qual
ifications and talents, nor by detracting aught from Gen. Jack
wn or|others that we hope to magnify his mcritsorto depreciate
their,. Our object ha* nut been to make a calculation of the
strength or number of Ins friends—nor to discuss the measures
of the present administration—nor to comment on any act or
course of policy which Gen. Jackson and his friend,, cither in
dividually or collectively a* a party, have done or pursued Al
though the material* are ample we forbear the irksome and
nauseous detail. Our object, and onr whole object, ha* been to
present to yon, fellow citizens, the illuMrious man whose friends
we are. and a brief hut imperfect notice of his character and
rervicos. By hirmelflet him he judged But to pass in silence
over the attempt* of hi* enemies to immolate him on the altar of
party by a system of unremitted abuse and detraction, and not
to denounce their efforts, would expose us to the char.e ofpre
tended indifferenre, or affected impartiality. For “ourselves
we do not deny that we feel, a* we conceive every friend r0 his
country ought »o feel, a most inte,is* interest At thi, present
crisis, when we have seen the social and political elements
thrown into disorder and commotu n by the flagrant misrule of
President Jack win and bi, Cabinet—protcribing the fanhfol and
efficient officers efthe government, under the unworthy and d«_
deceitful guise of'-Reform” and retaining in and appointirw to
office those only who were his friends and adherents—acting
upon the avowed principle of ‘'rorcardmg his friends and pun
i»Aing hts enemies.” thereby striking the most deadly and fatal
blow at the freedom cf opinion; and constituting himself the
President of a party and not of the nation; When we have wen
him, tvitft nn onstime; of purpose irderoronj in the moet r.e»>.
less partisan, alter naviug one ol bis nominees rejected by Hie
Senate, select a moment to re-uorninats when two ol that body
who voted against the nomination were absent: When we have
seen him appoint men to high and responsible offices, of coriupt
morals ant1 of questionable patriotism: When we have seen
him put his Peto upon a bill appropriating money for the pur
pose^ of internal improvement, though he himself had voted in
the Satiate in 1823 and 1824 for bills whose object* were identi.
cajly the same; and when we have seen him m 1828. when Ins
opinions were asked, referring the Governor of Indiana to those
votes of his in 1823 and ’24—his letter to Doctor Coleman
on tho subject af the tariff, as tests of his opinions upon those
grave and imporU|jit,measures of national |>olicy; and in 1830,
when President, directly violating the pledges which the Peo
pie derived from these*soptnhms previou-ly expressed: We
declare our decided and unequivocal opposition to the coarse
of the present administration, and our entire distrust in their
gratifications to govern our country with either talents, mteg
rity, or patriotism—we feel truly and sincerely the most lively
alarm at the party complexion of the principles and policy up
on which our government is administered: and we have no
confidence in the patriotism or consistency of the adversary ele
ments of this political compound. Viewing thing* in this light,
and most deeply impressed with a belief of the total unfitness
of our present tulers, we are irresistibly forced tc turn our at
tention tr* HENRY CLAY to rescue us from impending calam
ities. He most peculiarly unites within bimself the qualifica
tion* necessary to bring hack our government to ih« Jeffersonian
standard of purtty, and to restore it to its wonted political e
quilibrium; and we should be delinquent in our duty, did we
not nominate him as a candidate for the next Presidency.
To Henry Clat, therefore, we direct • ur eyes, and upon
him repose our hopes—the friend of Madison, Monroe, and
Adams, in whom each had confidence, and whgn all had hon
ored. Having these sages and fathers of the Rspoblic for our
guide, can we err in adopting their opinions, anf honoring him
; wham they honored? Reason and justice aniwer no! And
: unless the present indications from every qunste’of the Union
' are exceedingly fallacious, we conceive thot ire only express
ilbe wishes of a majority of our countrymen; when wo look to
Henry Clay a* the man upon whom the hope* of the People
are fixed, and whom the voice of his country, in flattering and
determined accents, will call to preside over and administer
her affairs, and redeem her from the abuses under which she
lies distracted and degraded.
Resolved, 'hcrefore, That we entertain tho highest admiration
and respect for the exalted talents, eminent public services,
pure patiotism and lofty integrity of HENRY CLAY.
Resolved That for Ms liberal *nd enlarged views of natioal
polity, his able and strenuous exertions to aggrandize his coun
try and to benefit the cause of human liberty throughout the
world, he is eutit'S'J to our love and gratitude
Resolved, Th»< his illustrious civil services, his transcendent
abilities, his iidependence of mind, and Ilia firmness of pelitt
cal purpose, •mincntly qualify bim for the highest office in the
gift of the kmcrtean People.
Resolve-, That we recommend and nominate HENRY
CLAY fe die Chief Executive Magistracy of our Republic at
the expiation of tbe existing ‘’residential term
On notion, it wa« resolved, That the proceedings of this
meet in; be signed by the Chairman and Secretary” and that
they eqnest the Editors of the Nationnl'Journal and National
j fntellgaacer in Washington, and theEditorsoftheConstitotiona
! Whg, m Richmond C-iy, Va to publish them
| Ch motion, it was further resolved; That the Chairman and
i -Secretary of this meeting do constitute a committee of corres
j po-idonce to correspond with other meetings, and uuite with
tliiin in promoting the election of Mr Clay,
i Whereupon, on motion, the meeting adjourned
' ,/ . LAWRENCE WASHINGTON, Chuirrmm
' Hn W I f.wis, Secretary
NEW GOODS.
subs. ribrrs have received by the Fairfield,
from New York, a large supply of desirable
Faacy and Staple DRY GOODS; among which, are
the following articles:
Heavy black and blae-bluck Italian lustrings
Do do do do do Gro de Naps
5-4 heavy tneriuo bombazines
5 8 French do
Rich gauze and Gro de Nap hdkfs
Lace capes and bobbinct laces
Bobbinet footings and edgings
Black and white silk hosiery, cheap
Silk and horse-skin gloves
Black, white and col!d Arophine crapes
Do do do do Italian do
Do AlanJarin, Nankin & Canton do, vorv low
Gro de Nap ribbons, a good assortment
Belt do do do
Superior black Genoa velvet
Superfine linen tapes and bobbins
Irish and German linen sheetings
Irish linenp, JoDg lawns
Table diapers
Linen cambrics and linen cambric hdkfs
Leghorn bonnets, cheap
Straw banils. &c die.
The above goods are just received from the New
York auctions, ind will be aold great bargains.
a»g6_ BALDWIN, IVES & GO.
I, also, should have my Right.
1LOOK for it, by requesting that every honest
man will hereafter suspend operations of infrino-p
meal on my Patent Right for manufacturing tobacco,
Mr. John Allen. Jr. being tho only person to whom
i have given an aathority to exercise the same
aug G—eo3t CHARLES GEOGHEGA6J.
Another Capital.
Drawtng of the Cumberland &. Oxford Canal
Lottery, Claras No. 13:
9, 40, 29, 10, 51, 28, 55, 36, 37.
No. JO, 40. 51, one of the capitals, sold and paid
at sight to a gentleman from the countiy.
G Prizes of 85,000 is 830,000.
NEW YORK LOTTERY, Extra Cr.iss No. 19,
Drawing to be received Monday.
Splendid Capitals.
1 prize of $5,000 is $5,000
1 do 6,000 is 5,000
1 do 5,000 is 5,00b
do 5,000 is 5.000
do 6.000 is 5,000
do 5,000 is 5,000
1 do 4,570 is 4,570
5 do 1,000 is 5.000
,0 do 600 is 5,000
10 do 300 is 3,000
20 do 200 is 4,000
32 do 100 is 3,200
&.c. &c. &,o.
Tickets $0, Hulvrs 2 50, Quarters 1 2D.
Connecticut Slate Lottery, Class No. 11,
Drawing to be received Sunday.
. CAPITALS.
£.10,000, $2 500. $1,149, 5 of $ I 000, 5 of $400, 10
of $200. 10 of $150, 20 of $120, 31 of $100.
Tickets $3. halves 1 50, quarters 75 cts.
%* To be had in the usual groat variety, at the
Lottery and Exckange Office of
aI>g 0_ THO. B. BIGGER.
tor Liverpool,
Tic superior Ship INEZ, M. Lunt,
Jr. Mns'er, now at City Point, and hav
ing • large portion of her cargo encased,
-__ wl 1 mee' with despatch_For freight'
°PP]y JOSEPH MARX & SON. ’
aug 6-dts
I ON Y ARNS.—I have received an invoice
ot Hey wood’s superior Cotton Yarns, direct
Powhatan factory, put up in Packages of
r i ii cac}l ossortcd numbers, of equal qualities_
1 shall be regularly supplied with the article, direct
from the factory, and shall be able to sell on terms
satisfactory to merchants, and others, who want—
ANDREW SWEENY.
aug G-Gt rod
““"vihr DAtr
Virginia State Lottery,
Will be drawn at the Dagle Hotel THIS DAY at
a i before 5 o’clock, P M
1 prize of g 10,000
1 do 3,000
1 do 2,000 j
1 do 1,686
10 prize of $1,000
10 do 400
10- do 200
50 do ion
tickets $4—Halves 2—Quarters 1.
fror sr.le a; E. MIHKLB’S
_— g 6 Next below the door of the Eagle Hotel.
T— New Novel.
Hr, Lost Heir, and tl.e Prediction, in 2 vote.—
Just published, and for sale by
a,,« * J. n. SJASH.
iifcijtnoHfr estfiig.
— FRIDAY MORNING, AUGUST 0, !^
WIT. “ ~
T he following sample of good taste and wit, oc
■ curs in the Enquirer of Tuesday last:
“The Wilmington Watchman call. Mr. Clay the
Ealing Hero of the Coalitionists, and Mr Barton the
Orrnfr.ng Hero. It says, that as the former invokes
ar, Pestilence, nnJ Finiine’ upon his country, and
the latter * wishes to guillotine the men of her choice,’
their powers should be united—and that such a spec
tacle would afford ‘u finished view of their American
System, a little surpassing the late mechanical dinner
r at Washington.’”
! Such is the tone of remark indulged in towards a
mm, who hasTor 20 years, filled the most distinguish
ed places in the service of the country, Rnd~ now
holds abroad and at home, the first rank among her
citizens for patriotism and abilities. Is it possible
that ev.-n Jacksou appetite will never be satiated
With the abuse of Henry Clay? If he has the mis-1
fortune to differ from Mr. Ritchie and his allies in
their construction of the Constitution, does that cir
cumstance authorise the untiring malignity, which
no satisfied with driving Mr Giay from°the public
councils, hunts him through all the walks of private
life? Is there to be no end. no intermission, no relax
ation, totiie persecution of Henry Clay? Shall Aa
ron Burr be spoken of with a certain indulgence as
a partisan of Jackson, and his associates fill with the
applause ol Mr Ritchie, offices of high responsibili
ty—shall Mr. Randolph experience his forgiveness,
and even the-Curse” rejoice in the fulness of his
charity, which discovers nothing but blessings, where
it predicted nothing but woe—shall Amos Kendall be
hugged to his bosom—shall all these things come to
pass, and lie not be able to find in his bean, a drop
of mercy towards his early personal friend, the man
whose voice withal, was a trumpet to his country in
the day of real peril.
The malice with whioli-Henry Clay has been pur
sued since Decomber 1824, as a public and as a pri
vate man, so help us God! we believe for relent
lessness and long continuance, to be without any
parallel in this or as far as our knowledge extends,
any other country. It has been said that Mr Jef
ferson was more and for a greater length of time,
pursued by the malevolence of party; but he was suc
cessful, and the abuse of his enemies when his con
duct was sustained by the public, was not calculated
to interrupt bis tranquility. In Mr. Clay’s case
there is a peculiarity, an absence of generosity, very
unlike tho ordinary feelings of they people of this
country. It does not accord with their magnanimity,
to insult those whom they have vanquished. Defea
ted at the election of lo?tr, *„d coerced to retiro to
a private station, Mr Clay had a right to expect a
cessasion of the violent assaults of his enemies._
How this expectation has been disappointed_how
those assaults have multiplied and grown in vindic
tiveness, we need not say. Every Jackson paper is
full of evidence of the fact. Even the abortions of
the wretched administration, which for the first time
, has poilu.ed the soil of America with tyrannv. Mr.
i Clay has been made to suffer for. To take off the
j attention of the public from the scenes gf proscription
! which disgrace a land of liberty—to divert scrutiny
j rrom the ridiculous petticoat intriguas of the Palace,
i andto hide the failure of every promise which atten
! de<^ the birth of the administration—the pensioned
• press has from Maine to Louisiana opened its b&tte
i ries upon Henry Clay, and sought to conceal the er
j rors ar.d abominations of Jacksonism, in the smoke
■ of the cannonade.
| The purpose of Ritchie. Green, Penn and Kendall,
j with the village curs who bark in concort. is to des
; lr°y Mr- Clay by their sneers—their sneers— Heaven
help the mark. A hopeful undertaking truly. There
irf a point of reaction tor abuse and persecution, and
this point the enemies of Mr Clay have reached.
Louisiana —Complete returns have been received
from all the Parishes, in the elections for Governor
j and for members of the 22d Congress. The results
j are as foJiow:
j For Governor — Roman (Clay) 2633—Hamilton
j (Jackson) 27ul—Beauvais (Clay) 1478—Randall (un-1
i known) 463.
Congre** —In the 1st District, E D. White j
j (C1*y) '9 re elected without opposition In the 2d.
Gen. Thomas, (Clay) by 111 majority over the Jackson i
I candidate, Gen. Ripley. In the 3d, Judge Bullard
1 (Clay) by a majority of 217 over Mr. Rost tlfc Jack
son candidate. Of the State Legislature, a large!
majority are anti-administration.
Louisiana is therefore “redeemed, regenerated, and j
disenthralled.” Her organization is anti-Jackson.'
throughout. Wc expect our consistent neighbor, who
: has.been calling upon Gov. Bell, the New Hampshire
Senator, to resign—will now, to preserve his consis
1 tency—make the rnime demand of Mr. Livingston,
the Jackson Senator from Louisiana. “./Vbu# Ver
I ront.”
I.he election of U. S. Senator devolves upon the
| r.oxi Legislature. Judge Johnson’s term expiring on
j the 4th March. VV e understand with pleasure, the
I ccr;ain*y ofthe re-election of that accomplished in
dividual.
Kentccr* Li.ections —The elections for the Le-!
gislatnro take place in this month. The Jackson
i prints claim an anticipated majority; the Lexington
Reporter of July 20th, makes the following obscr- j
vations on the causes which may effect, and the pro
bable results of the elections:
r, v, . THE ELECTION.
. . n„1 °'ir,ay next ihe County Elections will commence in
UiisState. In selecting the candidate* the influence of local
question* has generally prevailed over party politics; conse
quently the political character of the next Legislature cannot
|>e anticipated with any degree of certainty With respect to
National politics it is true, a good deal of solicitude has been
v-rJIT P° ',,rM fr'«n,,« 'o «<wne counties, but there lias been
.! u roncert or systematic action among them. Our on
C ±l'.V'Ukal bec" v,R,lan,> buI not keen S
613 to [vreette that their prospect* of success are at all natter
u>fl. Most ii uot alt the lepieiemawvcs 01 ii>. , n
tie. will be deducted from the streiig.h onho j!U°W'Dg C0.UU*
year, via:-Bullitt, Uutbr, Hardin, Simplon I’®"*,1®*1
•nrunn, J'ulaski, Fleming. Spencer, Lora,, Lni ,d,r‘°"’. L,v*
(•allatin, and Greenup. On the othefhand tha’a^iHj’^ath*
party will prohahly lose the members in Halt l,~J®«k•0,,
Cumberbnd, Oldham, and Muhlenberg,«l« o,,^
and possibly one in Madison and one iu Shelby Tl«T*CI,,
test win he close i„ Jessamine ond WolZd be
think tin, Jackson candidates will bo defeated jn
counties According to this estimate, and from the best^I)1
formation we could obtain, with respect to other countieY.
lackson party will be in a smaller minority this year than^last
And under no circumstances likely to happen, can Mr. Rowan
be re elected to the Senate of the United States. AN
Tho President affects to mako it a test of Republican
simplicity, to accept no dinners. In reply to an invita
tion from Nashville, he soys, “Having, since my de
parture from Washington, declined various invitations
to partake of public dinners, I hope my fellow-citizens
of Nu«hville, will purdon the same course on this
occasion " Upon this tho Kentucky Reporter witti
ly remarks—that the Hero had excellent reasons for
declining public dinners—quite as good as Jack’s for
not eating his supper.
(Cr The Working Men gave a dinner to Mr Cloy
at Columbus in the 22d ult., at which 350 of all par
ties were present.
Mr. Van Buren.—This gentleman fe by far the
most unpopular of Gen. Jackson's Cabinet. Ho pos
sesses the affections of the public nowhere—while
suspicion ot his selfish ambidexterity pursues him ev
ery where. Nowhere is he better known than in hia
own State, and the approaching fall, if there be any
reliance upon “signs” ond individual statements, will
find him stripped of the adventitious weight confer
red by the supposed confidence of New York. The
Albany Journal of July 27, contains a notice of th©
Secretary, in the following words:
“Thi, morning’* Argus advertise* X-Governor Van n
having departed for ihe Springs The Secretary rnovf. ,?
very quietly The multitude, from whom he eipecied .^.
uad huzza*, are as dumb a, block,! There are none »/.
a% to do Arm homage," except his immediate dependents The
greetings he renewed would have chilled him, had the ther
inonaeter been even above 9<J Hi. ■'few and far between."
iters went and came with elongated countenances and p,n.
bearing step*. Ills every prospect at home and abroad, is cloud
•?’ U,s Parfy ,n “>•* ^‘ate, nothing is left but the skeleton
Ihe National Administration is sinking under the follv nmi
profligacy of hi, couacil. He ha, no hope, therefore, but ts
be'forgotten*u""*5 * “8h'n5,on’to return to Kioderhook, and
By the way—the wise wight of the Enquirer, dis
claims with suitable indignation. tl\e induction of a
card lately addressed through this paper, to the free
men of Virginia, affirming that the vote of >fae State
was promised to the little Secretary. Whether pro
mited or not—even by those who have for a seriea of
y. ars ventured, not.exactly in form, but certainly i0
substance, to dispose of the vote of Virginia—tee will
nai assert the author of the card knows what he is
about. But this wcui/l say, that between the little
Secretary and certain folks hereabout, who think they
have the disposal of Virginia, there has been for a
length of time, a greit d a: „f bill»g and cooing; a
mosi tender intercourse, sweetened by mutual flattery
and caresses We speak very intelligibly to the
Richmond public. The parties were both skilful, and
very likely there, was no committal—the policy of
committals being equally abhoirent to the tactics of
cither. There wus □<> black and white, we will an
swer for it—but not the less, a perfect, though silent,
understanding between the parties.
Very likely thlB Understanding uiay avail the little
Secretary nothing, after all h.s artful mancmtvreing
and personal condescensions, to arrive at it. He must
remember the fable ot Hercules and the wagoner,
if he expects the aid without which, he durst not
even aspire to the vote j>r Virginia. He must help
himself—he must have a map rity—and then he may
count to a certainty upon our Republican cotemporary,
who has a superstitious regard for numbers.
[DMn consequence of the absence of the Senior
Editor for t wo or three days, and his wish that it
should be seen by the author of the queries to Capt.
Miller, the following reply of that gentleman has
been retained near a week without publication We
now give it to the public. The reader will see that
Capt. Miller negatives all the queries addressed to
him, in the most positive manner. We are request
ed by the author of the queries to say -that though
mistaken about Capt. Miller’s agency in tho matter,
ho cannot be in the fact of there being such let
ter or letters, which he is resolved to pursue to elu
cidation- The public will likely hear from him again.
Jur-v 29th, 1830.
To the Editors of the Whig
Gentlemen: I saw by accident on yesterday your
paper of the day before, (the 27th inst.) and tho letter
therein addressed to me. bv 6omo person who stvleq
himself a “friend ” In reply to his questions, I An
swer all of them flatly in the negative. I will how
ever add, ihat I never saw in my life any letter, or o
thcr communication from Gen. Jackson, upon the
subject of Internal Improvement, except those which
have boon published in the newspapers. It w duo
to tfte “entire respect” which this “friend” feels for
me, to sny to him, that if henceforth.be wishes to
catechise me on Politics, and expects an answer, ho
must propound his queries personally, ^faco to face,)
or in his own hand writing, with his proper name an
nexed.
Respectfully your obd'nt,
THOS. MILLER,
Of Powhatan.
£’'ifn.KirTC#MTh#tNar York American has received pa
pet* by ihe ship Mary Lord, arrived at New York from Hav>e
Itvo days later than those by the Formosa They furnish the
despatches of Gen. Bourmont, and Admiral Duperre, announ
cm* «n detail the events which the telegraphic despatch had
communicated generally, of tho landing of the army near At!
|.er* rhai was effected with the 1™ of only 20 men killed.
de Bourmont himself had well nigh been of tho number
for while recomtounng, a cannon ball struck at his . feet, and
covered him oil over with sand. An affecting account i. given
of the separation of the naval and military chiefs, at the mo
ment of the landing: they embraced, and M Duperre said to 1ST
de Boormont: “I am yours for life and for death You mav
count uprin me " This scene is gravely related. 7
Lapt. Wolf, of the Mary Lord, gave hi* latest papers to tho
Commander of the U. S. snip Boston, which he fell in with at
The private correspondence or the Havre Journal sav* that
sr £ARSSa4,"-“- Ayws
We Shall publish the full official acommt of M Duperre to
morrow. *
.hf™.^hrWif'r,M,Ll?U?h’,efl To,l!on 16«h June, in
T, i . ,, ■''■•’i which was bearing despatches to Admiral
moot ”' to make tho campaign with General Boor- ,
C, r,nn I--SK AT HA VRE. Jtn»* 23
■jv.i i b*,Ics (,eorK'a, 87ic.; 30dodo 87c.; 85 do do86;
ll'o *-GnnnnH If 5c; 63 do do If IJc; 60 do do If; 45 do do
;L Je; 20 rlo do 95c.
I oris Exch<tngry .time 23 —Tho Exchange has been flat to*
oav: it was thought the rise of yesterday would be maintained,
hut heavy sales carried it back
eotir o’clock —There is strong rumor of a further prorogation
of the Chambers.
Captain Husroy, of the ship Minerva, who left Liverpool at
12 o’clock on the 24th of June, informs the editors of the New
York Journal of Commerce, that in coming out of tho harbour,
about the usual time of the arrival of the tendon mail, he heard
heavy funs on shore, which ha thinks wera vory probably ac

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