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mijt UP.loiDurtl) *\mc;han.
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Ji-C i* t!\e Town HuiMinff, on Main Street,
>e»fty <»ppo«itr Hancock ltnnk.
Otf John Joi§i
hi J'thn Jon $ wus a tnerrv old man,
A merry <>l<l mail «;*s He;
e fell in l..ve with a pretty 1**4,
In love itith a Ifs* tell he.
be la** wm fa-r.und the las* was vouiig.
Fa ir and vming the la«- w •« she:
H John J-.iie* was a rtry id J.nan,
, A rtry old min .vas he.
And nl I .Inlin J >ne« »va« ugly ns sin,
\* ugly r/.f sin was he;
Bui he mold d mee and »A!-he could sing.
Such a g-iy old mau was he.
flow old John Jonc. (old the pretty lass,
T'iat q me d-ep n love iva* he;
Bui the young la.*s hox'd the old man's
Am! cried out—"Fid- le-de dee/
01-! J din J me* ivts grieved to the heart.
A'i. e-' y nui'.h grieved was he;
Th •r ih»* u*n<ls »uio U*-« h nl k*t(*d so,—
So he died quite t wide nine
^ MlSCKLAXllUl S.~
jJilJ Its THtiWeai.
Tn mv iniml. %% II li .111 vlii*1 rt’ir.tril in lilt*
gT«*ut «lifines iif New England—lo K •
Wards, and Dwight, and U uaunliig—Frau*
•Is \sbury is lue iimsi ii table name in
llle ecclesiastical h story oi tins emu io**m.
lie i*a I me care of ail me churches hi
•filer ; lie travelled lor forty yia 1 Irmn
Hune to Georgia ; from the All nine to
(lie I min» of p •puluiion i:i the W.**i aod
8oinllvVe-l ; Imre upon Ins smolders (lie
Weigat ot i i«* aifiirs of win is now me
m mi n*r.mi« a me Proiesraiu tmdi»*liti
III** c • miry ; was insiaot in wea-on and
•ui ol se i-m, warning and encmingi ig,
•n l sinn-it iling ; and V**l Ills umie i- n -l
fe -ur.ied i»y a single liisinri.ni of ih Uni
ted Si ties, and m my well rend men are
U*-t even aware of in* existence.
A-bury h id some striking iiecnli irities.
Am mg odier tiling- he was never married.
|n i. »*d like many ot ibe eariy M Hi'idi-t
prlifers’ lie Was a decided advncite oi the
• •ilttCr of me clergv. O ie ol (lie three
rul**s laid down (or ihe gu da .ce *d ilie
foilng pre.«cIfrs was to ilie ctf'ci, Mmi
•le*v nul l He -very spiring m iiteir ci.ii
fersanmi with women.”— Considering ihe
111 i run life ihey were to lead, and Mi •
•■liny amount ol iiteir Silury, wlncu. m
th-i-e dais, wa- fixed ai a maxnuuiii ot
Six y fnir dn M»rs a year, .II pre-enis ihey
Hug'll receive included, ce ibicy se*-med.
iri i met ier. I • reel Upon iifni. I .d**e»l
it v g*n f »lly it id -fsin id, that Wneo a
• ej eg b n*her wa- so u it •rtuiitte s
tin % hi i»se f wiiti a female c • up nno i, If
Htust le »ve ill-* r.*nWs ot t f ttluerauis and
• hn:tie preaching When at* ennui bin
A>*s /rvio r u » sns e«t ice men ihe church
Asbnry hiutse I said ih •! he r-.nld lorm
Ho nes di n w ai d nuerlere with the pm—
•cuttott of ill** duties, and lie had limed m
W • mu who would he content with the so
A’f ty nl her h i-hmd lor but a si «gle veeu
ill the \>ar. ami if If .should find such h
••ie he w tiul not inarri her JStdl, h»
Wi i int anted it mb'- thgdmy of every Him
supiiort a Wo n iii j an I oe, ace »rdiug \
Aevoied a large share« f nis scanty iuco-n«
|o the m i nom inee nl a kinswoui ui n
£ igl.tnd ; oi I* wh-u she died, he be
•i .\\vd ii up* mi mm her.
} Tnese e»rly \leiliulist preachers wer**
iim learned uteri. Timr lilir tries, not
• ■M ill, co *sffd of tun two hooks, the
ft* .hi** and the llvinu B sik ; nui the c«»n«
•iieiiis of the-e they m «S ered, as well a?
the great b ink ol liu nan nature —F »r out
ttpon lonely’ prairie. wh-re they hid pt*«
t»*d the night, with the earth for a in it
Iress, and the hr.uid sky lor a Covemj
fml llieir saunie mra ..a, wnen inei
f v ike early in the in •r ung, cold mi l
it lilgry, I heir fill 'I ll* w is In read, u i hi
th *ir k ie-s, a few eh ip era from the lull*
f .ckei Bible, n'len bs lowing ili • page,
wild lb *ir tears ; and. then, com lynrnit
the n<*-lvesto thapr necii »n of their He iv
fnty F ith-w. ihev would sad lie then
h uses, inJ proceed mi their solitary Wav.
T i“ir kvn i h i ik w is iheirg eai armor*
forniahe I. ihev believed, wnu every need
fnl spiritiiitl weapni. They were shuns
go a mm, great singers, and this aeco n
fIlali'ii *nt ofien atmsl them in go.id stem
fa the following anecdote of one of then
• ill show, besides illustrating some mhe
fyytxiiiiis in their charade*.
f Among the ioimi noted nl these eorlj
•teacher* was James, ora* he was nan il*i
Aalleil, JiiHiny Huxley. In IS03nr 1807
gjjke wia se n a< a mission try to the Ana
Sjlt*p is country in I* iniaiaoa, a reg-m
Cbieflc inhibited by R on an Cnholies. Hi
* tad little cnmlhri to expect Iroin uopan
|tl0l oeaa.an I he had no iiueii-vviih whicl
go purchase it. At one nine he was re
jftorel to the very vergeof s'arvation. f|,
pi I pissed iha previous night in theopei
•wimp. To vanl evening, cold, wet am
ifPmngry. for he »ad eaien nothing I w thir
' ttvasix bain, he reached a plantation. Hi
i|t!iiered me house, and peiitinne I for fooi
jf n I I idging. Toe tntsiress of the hnnse
twid iw. with sundry daughters, end sev
si negro r.bildren plaving nhoui.recnn
led his r.ailing, ami refused his rei) iest
“She woold have no sorb ralite ah m
*r." Th- HIOaBf hi» cnulil ill Wii P »r
*,‘»if>» warm hu»«-H hv »h* h*
re he 941 i*ui iu the colJ and d trkuet*.
A*< he sai w inning hunse f he tooiigh
. “I H's *H.| plight nml nf In- emprt stomach
He »h nghi of m o. her night in the swamp
; He Untight that II ftltglll be tilt last lllgtll
' upon enrik lleilmugni of the dark rol
ling r ver, anil nf ihe celestial city be
yond.~^l|is bean swel.eil w.tli glalmess
anh his emotion found vent in nne ol Ins
lavorne ay urns :
'Pence, inv M»ir ! thnirneeilVt nor fear,
'I tie great Provider still is near.’*
He sung the tv hole In inn, then amnhei
nml snl! another. L nkmg round at the
chw-e. lie m v mother, and daughters .uni
negr*H»s. all m tears '‘Mere, Silly, gel
ihe preacher a good stlpiier; md Pete, yoti
pm up hi- h rse ; he eh ill si ay »* week, il
he plea-es.” - ml the Widow. 8 * Jim ny
! paid for Ills Slipper with II song.
! M inv years after. Pather H iilev alien
J ded Hie General tY.nf-rence a! Iltllnitore
i and on Sunday was appouiied to preach
in Ihe I'ldni eiiurch lie rose an I "lined”
I ihe fi»st verse of the hymn. When the
choir rose losing, ad flie audience turned
rmiii I to them, pfesenti ig their hacks to
the preacher. Jiuuny was a-nmis'ied.
lie had never seen such a proceeding,
'and ii appeared to lum a breach nf go..d
, manner- that deserve I rebuke. Whmi
! lie was about to g»ve mu the second siau*
z i. the audience turned roiiml again to
him; ml then f iced the choir as thev
! sang- The preacher, ihe*efo|e, lurncd
| his otvn luck to them. He heird them
turning tiac < to heir ihe ••iming’* .d the
. .. O... I l . ... .
' •»' ... p' »H*
a*-*! iliH'ii. “Do von tli * it If iIih looks
well !” He, a? leug *i. :»<ke l. • |s thi«
g'loj in inner* ? \n.| >ef «nv hn< k lo'»ks as
1 well as am * f your*.” From that d.v f«i
the |»r»}Mni, iha* mn^regafi tn has nevii
■ g i'i turneil their lucks in me preacher
j duriuj sink'll •.
At ari nh r General Con'eretKe. a
I might say, »* hm —discus-ion uro«p u,»n»i
»n ne poult of di*i*ipliue. At the cl »se n]
fie se*-i »n, tfie ?»i*h"p req tested Fnliel
Hal eyv wlin hint 'akpri no pan iuitip <1 >s
russ.mi i" lead inpir flpvoti ms, winch he
proceeded I" do .is I. II ov* :
•■N.nv, O L oil. I In >u knowpst what i
lion* we Imvp hid ilisi*iissiuR nml arguing
ahooi tins q-ie-t!• >n hi elder". Th**i
kii-nvp-t w i n ..nr feeling-are ; ihatwp il
n* t cot* wliat b r. .mips #*f *h«* tpnni; if i.
•ml, who shall ill ivp iIip iXpii."
Up prpm-.hpd aiming a pnqi'e who wer(
all -harp-linmer-, and ho h id Iparm-il h.*«
1.1 hit iln* nail n thp lipad. wlini In* liail
ori* isi**n in adimuistpr a rpliukp.
j These old preachers, even though re
siding in slave states, w**re usually anti
si iverv men ; and they ha 1 the pluck U
express th *ir s-ntim *nts wh *re th; sys
tem existed, i honor them for it If a
j man is in anti-slavery ma*i let him dan
avow it. and take the consequence*
Thus did a famous old Tennesse* preach
er. Father ( raven prea-hing once in tli
heirt of Virginia, rebuke wliai In deemed
the sins of the people :
• Her; ' said be, ‘are a gr*at many pro
f-.vsors of religion, sleek .ml good loo ■
ing. Y t you are n it the thing you
ou ht to he. You know a bushel o
uvh-a ought to weig-i sixty or s xty-fom
n .umls ; hut you sometimes see «h -al
with round, plump kernels, an l. when
ou come to weigh it, t’s only forty-five
pounds You k ouv there is som -thinj
th • m itter with th • wheat. You take a
grain of it between your thumb and fin
g"r, and squ *cze it, un i out pops a
vcjvil. Now s ime of you good looking
C iristiins only weigh rty-five pound*
to the bushel, instead of sixty- our. a* you
ought. Squeeze you bet we i the thurnl
of the Law and th; fi-.g -r ol the Gospel
ind out will pop a wuiakey-bottle and a
Woolley head ”
An l now, sa*d the lcetu-er, there is an
old frien 1 of min -, now livingin Illinois
my first pr siding elder, 1* *ter Cart
wrigbt, of wn im I must rel te an anee
dote, which illustrito- several pent ian
lies .f th; cla-s to which he belonged
an 1 of som; of ill;ir experiences am in;
th; r id; bord w people.
When the state of Illinois was almeit
ed nto th; U'ion, it was a free stat;
■ Not long a’ter, the q les ion w is lurgclj
; discussed whether the constitution of th
stats sho |U1 not he so am n lc 1 as to per
mit slavery. Cartwright, who then re
sided in Tennessee, w is a strong oppo
nent of slavery, an I determ n-d t> tak
pari in the settlement of the qn -stion
l So h-e was app tinted presiding elder ove
a district alto .t as large as tinglan I. If
kept his appointments, and. after preach
ing on >u idav. w is wont to announce
that <m M indiy he woul 1 deliver a st-im|
sp -ech. H * soon became re gar led as i
| po itician, and no little ang r w is rxcitei
against him O io day. coining to a ferr
' across the river, wh ere he was a it p -rson
ally known, he heard the ferrymii h thl
ing out in bitt-r ter ns against that ol.
re io gad e. prefixing sundry emphatic ex
plctives to t‘141 (tattering term, Pet*
1 Cartwright, declaring that he woul.
! drown him if he ev.-r ca ne that way
Aft r a while, Peter engaged the ferry
1 man to put him over. They were alon
in t ie b ia\ an I when they reiched th
centre of the stream, in full sight of th
| shore, the preacher, throwing the bridl
of his horse over a post, ordered the ferry
[ m in to put d >wn his pole.
J i * What is the matter?’ asked the ferry
' min.
' | • You have just been making free wit!
. my name, anl threatened to drown mei:
tie river I warn to give you a chance t
, do so.'
• You are P ts CaitwrigV, are you?'
My lame is Peier ar wrig it.' r ,-plie
the preacoer.
! I ho ferryman, nothing loth, lai.l.l.iwn
[his pile. and the contest began. The
preacher proved the bettor m in. an I
seizing his antagonis' hy the nap of t ie
n eck and the seat of his nether ga ments,
; plunged him th ee tim -s un lor the \v iter,
with ih se words, • 1 baptize thou in the
na no of the devil, whose child th iu a»t ’
Then holding his head out of the watei,
he ask ed :
‘ Did you ever p- >y ?’
‘ No,' was die reply.
• Then it is time you should 1 wi l
leach you. Do you repeal af er me:
• Onr Fit her who an in h -av-n ' ’’
The ferrytn in refused ; and down wen'
. bis lie id under wacr, and there it was
I held'long enough, as Peter thought, to
conquer bis re.uc ance. He raised him
'up. and repeated his doin nl
| • Lei me b-eathe ' irasped the ferryman
| • Give me a to v minutes to think about
* Not a moment.' And under went
' his h a 1 ag tin
I’he inquiry was again pu*, when the
| ferrytn in’s he id w is next raiseJ. * Will
j you p ay now ?
I • Yes. I'll do anything;' and the fel
low oh‘dietitly repeated the Lo'd's
’ prayer, aft r the dicta'ion of Ca. twright.
I* lot me up. he added,
i • No ii >t yet,' replied the inexorable
Peter * You mu-t make me three prom
ises before I le you up : first, yo i mast
promise o pr y ev ry night ani n irning
' as long as you live ; the i. you m ist
promise to p it every Metho lis preach *r
who comes along, ov r the river for
no* bin.1 ; and las ly, you mu-t promise
hereafter to utt md every m eting of the
Methodi-ts held within four miles of y »u.’
The whole transaction took place m fall
jview of t!ie ferrym m’s coinrad s on the
shore, bu. the intervening river in-ured
*• fair play. ’ and the ierryman felt him
■ self m Car vvright’s lian Is. lie pr >mi ed
faithfully t * do all that was dc naud.d ol
him. The transit across the river was
finished; ttic preacher went on his way ;
the feirymin kept his word, and, iu
course «»f time, was converted, and be
cam* a shining ligh* in the chnrch.—
Z-’/O/i a Lecnii* bu lice. Mr MU-.urut.
1 HO b.
The following anecdote i f the fir-o
Napoleon -llus nnc-siiy ol discrimina
ting between the isu N ip*»!c • is is .1 little
, inconvenient— * r» la»ed in »t leiier from
a correspoude o. who w is a cen-d r »bie
• i ne in me French military service,’and
who vouches, for i s auiheuticiv. We
hi g ii say ot ir, •* S- nu t viroeben
t. a atn."
*• I’.i© evening b fire the h ode ol Ulni,
when N-pdc ni ihe First, hi companv
with \lar-hal rtertluer. was Wilkn-g in
cognito through the c»mp a d listening
to the inU oi his soldier-*, he stw in a
group i ioi f .r off a grenadier -*f the Go ird
i who was mas mg so ne p-»i Aloes m the
| - *| -h ail I like a roist potato above all
thing*.* -aid ihe E nperor to ihe M irshal,
*.,sk t u* nwmr ol then if he will !*eil one.1
In ole*dien»v lo ihe i»r-l©r, llerdlier Ri!
vaucei! to me group md isked t*• whom
the p uatoc- beiougc I. \ gr**nud»ef step
ped forward ami said. To v are 111111©.’
*• *W ill y -11 Sell me ope ?'
*• *| have only five, and lhai's hardly
enough (or my supper.'
*1 will give you two Napoleons ifyou
will sell me one.’
•• •Idm’t win! your gold ; 1 shall he
killed, pnrh-ips lo-morrnw,. and I don’t
want 1 tie *n 111% to fi id me with an em
pty stomach.’
< “U r Ine' rep »rted 1 lie sol lier’s answer
| to ilit- Emperor who was stal lin g a little
ill ihe bar V G • oiiiid.
I '* Ee*'s see if I -hall l>e luckier ihau
ymi.' Saul Him laticr. tun! goini u|i dose
101 lie I'reu.idnW, h* asked him if lie would
nell him a |>->i.■!•>.
■••N u liv a 1.>ii<; sh-1.* answered ihe
ereii d er ; I haven't enmi!>h fur .nyself.'
| ••‘tin y.Mi may set vuirown jince.
Co ne—Iain hungry, and haven't eaten
! In.day ’
! ’••Ildlymi I hiven’i enough fur mv.
sell—besides all lliul, dn ymi tuink I ilnn'l
kimw you in >pite n! ymir di-niiisa?'
•• ‘Wli mi.i I then ?
* ‘Han ! C'i- loile c irporal, as they call
him ; nm I righi ?
■ »Vell, since y >11 know m •, will you
1 sell him a p Mam V
{ •• \N i Inn il toil would have me come
and ilme with you when we get hack it.
Part*, you ill ly slip with me (•••a gin.’
11 “ •Dm" !’ said N tp da •11,’Ou the word
11 of a little cnporal ; on the word nf at
| K iip'-mr,'
•• • Weil and good. Our potatoes oughi
to leilma by this time; there are the twi
largest ones, the rest I’ll eat niysell,
’ •■•Toe E tiperor .hi ilown ami me his
p >iat vs, and then returned with Bi-rtliiei
ito hi* tent, merely remarking, 'Tne rogut
I is a good soldier. I'll wager.'
•••Two mom lit alter w irds Nipnleor
' the Great was in the midst nf a brillian
cnurt at the palace of the Tinleries, attc
1 was just sitting down to dine, when Wnfi
' was brought him that a grenadier wa
: without, Irving in lorce the guard at iht
' door, saying that he had been invited by
ihe E nnernr. -Lai him coaie in,' san
Ins in j 'sty. The soldier entered presto
ted arms, and said to ilie Emperor,
•• ‘D i you remember mice having lup
‘,ped with in" off my roast potatoes V
t •• -Ob, is ih il you? Yes, yes, I reinern
• her,’ said the Emperor ; ‘and so v*ai havi
| come iodine won me, liav" ymiT Rii'tii
| lay another cover on ymir lah e lor ihi
1 hravc tellow.' Again the grenadier prr
! seuied arm-, and said :
I * ' \ grin.idler if ihe Guard* due* not
(eut with lackey*. Yu.i» in ijesiy ml.I me
I should dine wilh yon — that w.silie Inr
1 gun. and trusting to your Word, I have
come hither.'
“ ‘ True, tfiie,’ said the Emperor, May
a cover here near me i la) a-ide ymir
arm-, mounmi. and draw up In the table.’
"D.imef nrei, the grenadier wem, at
his mu il pice, i.mk up hi* c irbi ip, and
lurnuig in the Emperor, presented arm*
and said :
“ 'A mere private might not to dine at
ihe lalile of ilis E nperov.’
‘ \h! I rid-r land ymi,’said N ipoleon
I name you Chevalier of theL-giouol
Honor, and L,C iiennril in my rninp.uiy
of Guards.’
I ••• I’ll ink vou heartily. I 'ire I" Enper
!ear/’ answered the soldier, and with
Skvkn Fools. The U'.gry man—who
sets hi- own house on fire, in ordnr tliai
he may linrn hi* neighbor's. The en
vin'.is man— whneaiiilni enj ,y life herau-e
other* do. The rubber—who, lor the
Consideration of a few dollars, gives ihe
world liberty in h mg him. The hyp -
ch ifiilrmc—whose high“9f h ijipin»*-*s con
suls m ren lerui!* hiunelf inner-ibl**. Thu
jealous otfti —who p li 5 i».«n b;ii»
q lei ami eats of it T*ie uii*er —who
___ I’_.1.k ..1.. .u .. i...
heir m.«V least. The si inderer—vho
tells t ties lor ihe sake of giving his en
emy an opp irm my of prm mg him a liar
Fr.sn ih<* N-w Y"r< Times.
Card frcm C‘nlon«l Lane.
Wash. Thursday. Apr. 21. 183G.
As I a ticip ted. there is to be no
fight between Senator Douglas an I Pol.
Lane. It will be se n by the following
card from the latter gentleman, that the]
Senator refuses to respond to a polite
note from the Colonel, such as usually
precedes iroin an iniured party as the
! preliininarv t-* a challenge. Your read
I cis will judge from this card wh the
j here has been any intention on the part
of Colon •! Lane to send such challenge.
I To correct a misapprehension which I sc
copied n the l’re s. I t in ■ rmiin 1 you
th >t I h ive at no time stated th it a dial
i lengc ha t actually passed, but that il
I was anticipated
i You will perceive th t Mr Dougli*
does not base his refusal to give Polonc
Lane the satisfaction, e ther upon tie
floor of the Senate or in the field, which
| he demands upon any monl objection
to duelling. On the contrary, he n st.
; entirely upon his privilege as a Sen not.
It is apparent t'latt’io public undersain -
ing th t he recogiii/;es theoretic lly. th
1 obligations of the co e ih.el.o, does him
no injustice.
On the morning ol last Saaifday, the
following letter, at my r quest, was pi i
C‘d in the hands of the Hon. S A. Doug
las. United Stales Sennt r from lllinoi- :
“Wash., D. C\, Apr. 18. 185G.
j “Sir; One day last week I placed in
th ■ hands of Gen. l ass, with a rrqu st
■ to lay it h- fore the Senate, the mein .r al
of thcGm'ral Assembly of Kansas pray
ing for her id n.ssion into the Union is a
sovereign state. 1 give tout direction to
th • me.nori d from the fact th t t le con
vention which frim nl the Pons itution of
Kansas, with great unanimity, had before
selected Gen. Pass as ih * medium by
which 10 present the Uotistituti m to the
Senate, deeming him, on account cf his
seniority, the mosi prop'r person to in
troduce into the Uniou the new appli
cant. I
“OnTh rsday of that week the m mo
rial was the subject of s vere criticism,
and, in connection with it, charg *s of the
most grave character were preferred
against m.'.
I “i In Monday last, in a paper read in
your hearing and by you, I frankly avow
1 ed mys 'll the revisor of that memorial ;
stated distinctly that ii was prepared un
der my direction in conlo uiity with the
authority ves ed in me ; that no human
I being was consulted in the preparation of
it; 'hat the ins ructions of my principals
were faitlifullv carried out. I he exuia
nation was is full os the avowal was frank
,—nothing heinj withheld.
• After this, in connection wi.h that
me norial, you repeat the charge in a form
much more objectionable than before. —
Believing, as 1 d i, that neither the Con
stitution of the I'nited Sta es. nor the
rules of the Senate, were intended to
justify or i-ane ion so gross an a-tack up
on the character of an Ameiican c.tzen,
1 resp ■ctfully ask for such an explana
tion of yuur language upon that occasion
as will temuve all imputation upon the
integrity of my action or m itive in con
nection with that memorial. When you
I are reminded that, although I have a cer
1 tificate of election to a sc il in the body
j of which you are a member, and, so lar,
am yo ir p 'er, yet I am not p -rmitted to
■peak in my own defence ; wnen you are
reminded of the fricn Uhip, personal, as
well ss political, which has heretofore ex
isted between us ; that 1 ca lie here your
friend, confidently expec ing <o fin - you
on the Kansas application wheie you
| stood in ISt-d on tno Texas question, and
l in ISfiO on the California question, in fa
• vor of recognising tno people’s govern
i ment, and exten ling over A neriean citi
sens thi proioecm; arm ->f t ie gmsral
• g vernment, l f:el couiidint tool y iu
- will, witnuut hesitition, ton ler tae ex,)la
JnaCon requested, and there oy rend t a
-imple act of justice towards one who hai
faithfully discharged his duty to his c in
stituents in all the relations which havt
given rise o the exciting con roversy.
, Respcctfu ly. J. H. Lane.
‘•To Hon. Steph -n A. Douglas, Wash
ington city. D. 0 ”
S.oiaor Douglas asked until 1 o'clock
to reply wiiieh was granted He then
asked until 4 o'clock and afterwards until
Monday inorni lg. '[ lose requests were
hailed as ir«a lifcstations of a manly pur
pose to do ine jnstic •, an l w-re cheer
fully granted. Mr. Douglas and mrscl
hud long been p rsonal and politica1
friends. Tha recent stirrina even s ir
Kan .as, and my c9n ,ec ion w'uh ihem
were lain liar o him If, beca .seiucon
s-quence 1 hoi felt moved ti adrocat
tae cause of Kansis, with every civii
fight trodden nailer foot by foreign inva
d -rs. while he, with fatherly love, ant
perhaps eq ml e >ns - e ice. was ch -rishinj
K msas as she is — is a child of his ow
begetting—i do ibt had arisen in my
mind respecting our future relations, il
was banished on my coming to Washing
Th ■ Senator met m" with great cordi
ality ; h ■ a Ivertis d mo of h s particulai
regard, and plc.sintly upbrai led me foi
not giving him an opportunity to wel
com • me at his house. I became his in
vitoii gu \st, and c mrminicateu w th him
in honest friendship. 11 ? thus annihila
led distance between us. an 1 baptize 1 m
his fric.i 1 an l equal, hen ;it!i his own
roof an I before his very h ms mold gods
lh^ •word ••hypocrisy'* is found in dic
tionaries because the t!ii «g exists ; when.
ther*f«r\ in the Senate (’ham icr, where
all his do *ds. by his constitution il oath,
ought to be bound in truth and honor,
I found hi n breaking op mi and para ling
the private conversation of an invite 1
friend, which occurre 1 in his own house,
as a resident burglar would preuk open
the chest of a b 'tr iyc 1 gu st ; when the
conversation was relit.d in such a tor
tured and misshapen manner that it ceas
ed to he truth and became falsehood;
wli *n. to damage the cause of an honest
and accus 'd, but brave an l hopeiul ]> -o
t»le, h-* struck his blow ’hrough me. their
• epresentative, with a vulgar atrocity of
n uin^r which charact *ri/.?d the insinecri
y of his friendship—the words of which
.v -re not yet cold— md with a v_h imence
»f iccasation that evine vl the laborious
e l with which he ha l studied th * dic
tionary of Billingsgate, a comm >n sensi
uli v to the value of private fame de
nan'e.I that l should call upon him for
xplanations which would lead to a prop
r vindication, as was my right. It was
i right he ha l especially sanctified to me
>y his overtures of friendship : arid it
.vas the more his duty to give it, bee «us?
he injury w .s done to me *n th? Son .to,
wh're slander and falsehood, if their ex
istence th *re b? possible, h ivc a constitu
tional protection
A prop t reparation then would hive
evinced that magnanimity which yi 1 Is
justice from a sens ' of honor, where there
is no law to compel it l had ask *d an
act of simple justice in civil la igu.ig *,
without off ncc, an l with only so much
earnestness as became an indignant and
injured m m. On Monday morning. Sen
ator D )’ighis a l Iress.' I an elaborate l ‘t
ter to my fri-n.l, repeatin' th? charge in
th? m Ht brutil langua'?, an l declining
to com (tunicate with me as I learned,
for th? following reasons: if he hid oth
ers personal to hi ns *lf, h? m>d*stly re
fr tins fro n ill i ling to them
F,r>t— Oth *r senators used languigc
cq tally object!onahl \
S.r»nl—Th? Senate rejected the me
morial by a large majority.
Ttird—o ne-al (’as*; woul l not vouch
for its genu in'me is.
Fo: rti—Rumors of t'ic purpos-1 of a
hostile ine‘ting promdgul through t ie
press, of which my r irjuest for au expla
nation wis the forerunner.
pift!,— \s Chairman of the Committee
on Territories, it was his .1 tty to compare
the memorials: ami lor what he siil,
stintls behind his privilege and constitu
tional protection.
A 'ter having done an injury, it is a
second offoncc, in an honorable man, to
feel no p- nitence and deny reparation.
I shill not d sell upon this transparent
invention to hide his cowardice, t j avoid
facing responsibility.
His first statement is untrue. After
my frank explanation it was nut possible
for any . th<-r sena or to have used such
language. It is t >e pie i of every r ig god
offender at toe bar of the police cour s—
•■how full the world is of crime; h ■»
many more there are like him ;" but the
judges have always overruled the plea
In tbe next place Senator Douglas pa
rades against me the very i ljury h: caus
ed me hi his personal Inilu mee and cner
fy, and rhe foicc of party discipline.—
'he other objections are unworthy ai
him. unless po h-ips, ir be that ot privi
lege. The third and fourth objection
are unworthy of. his judgment. Hi<
h -art, constit itiona ly, adipted to it,
plea Is "privilege "
It is said of a distinguished senatoi
that after h a head was blossoming for th
grave, he gave offence to one much hi:
junior. Tho young man complainod o
hm inability to rcsout tho insult on ac
count of tho disparity in year* and p- si
tion. Th8 venerable senator exolaisued
"I ask no exemption on account of m;
igo; no priviloge from my position; no
sir. no-ie ! If I have insulted you, yo.
are entitled 11 reparation and you sual
aave it. Uui the aouator from Hiuei,
I •
yields to no such vulgar weakness, anil
follows no such vain eximpls. Like a
heroic clog, grown insolent up m fa' diet.
! with his head out of the kennel, he growls
l with swollen courage, with a constitution
j al privilege at his back, behind which to
j Honored with a trust similar to his,
' from the brave and loyal people of Kan
I sas, I yield to th * senator's C'onscitutioR
| al ex onption from accountability for lan
guage us' d in debate, if he sees S’ to
acail himself of it; hut I yield it i i the
letter only, not in it.- spirit; for, by toe
• spirit, while aiming to surround with
sifeguards the utmoe freedom of opin
ion and debate in the Senate Chamber,
and s > preclude all accountability for it,
it implies and comurt;hen Is that high no
tion in senatorial decoru n, cand ir and
truth, which excludes the i lea of wanton
and milignant wrong, it was given to
protect the sena'or, in th” expectation
| that his du y and jus'icc would protect
i all oth 'rs.
■ B it it is within the senator's discrc
i ticn — not only that “discretion" which
! -is the better part of vdor ', to assert
I his 1 'gal exemption, as he might a so
peal th - statute of limitation a gainst a
e inditing creditor an 1 an on 'st debt —
lie has (1 me so cl liming Shv ock's vir
! too. that "it is the laiv.-’ Safely shcltcr
el and hid bn be'.vn l this constitutional
privilege, which exists legally in all cases,
; but morillv in n me. Senator Douglas
n >w compels me t ) the unpleasant alt-r
native of protesting, before the public,
against this p rs 'n il outing •, perpetrat 'il
where my voice was th -n spent, and
' which he technic illy declines to repair
under every oblign ion of honor. At law
he knows I can tiice my accus-rand con
front the witnesses; with either coward
; ice or privilcg ■ betwr-en mo and my ad-'
vers irv. 1 am compelle 1 to suffer without
a hearing, at the hands of a const it utiun
al assassin
1 Senator Douglas cajoled m- into an
' undosorv d trust of his sincerity. He
! m ule me the eu -t of his hospitality to
j deceive and circumvent m u lie has
j broken the seals of fricndli contijence.
I and published it with criminal eifrontery.
To ma<c the p r-on.il indignity the gro it
er. h t lias imp-ache 1. his friend an 1 wi -
ness : an 1 he has so distorted what 1 di I
sav. that I am unable to call it my own.
He has inwig ie.1. with gross criminal im
pitatims agii'i-t ms, uus istain? 1 hv a
sing e fart m my own history, a id all de
nie 1 by th-' public an I familiar history of
Kansui. I so stigmatize the imput pious
! and ch irges ; and when smarting under
it, an 1 presumin' on some sin-.nty in
i our past ret iti ins, I ask fur justice or for
exp a.iati in th it sh >11 le id to j is ie '. li •
halt; oui from the C'onititutiou that
migical w >rd for w -a’t kn • d spirits—j
••j’rivil eg ■ — m l tli es to his cover.
T:ie public shall he our judges. To
this c >:n decti.m h i- it co n ■ ! Is the fe
rocious braggart heroism of the Senat ■
Climber—which boas s in its place of
havi ig gi/.el down pistol barrels—only
that quality which "ooz-s out at the fin
ger cuds," and expire i outside of the p >r
tals of th* ehanber? Are troachery
falseh) id, cowar lice, any better b -c uise
th ey ar; privi ege 1 * Is privilege to have
another meaning ? Will the senator
from Illinois aims' it, and make want of
co trig ■ an I "privilege" convertible and
c piival "it ic.in, ? I apuftal from th
atrocimis conduct of th; senator from
Illinois, and submit to th e hon st p lblic.
an 1 its just sense an 1 co iviction, that in
morals, no elevation of place can digiify
a id pr itoct injustice—that becaus ■ a per
son is humb!'. h;s oppression becomes
more aggnvaiol, aid he is doubly <ithin
the protectio’i of all honorable men above
hi n —that ace isa ion and accountahi ity
always jo tog th r ; that, cha actor assa 1
ed, may al waysc o no -1 the accuser to hi.
proofs, and if t ic offend r becomes a fu
gitive from this plain duty, and attemo s
to retire to legal subt Tinges, public jus
tic.- will take up he retribution of the
wrong, p ’.rsu • him over his legal barriers
and whip the violator of th; universal
laws of friendship and hospitality ami
the alan er.*r of private reput.it on at the
very altars of his refuge J. H. Use.
WxsitteJGi'o.x Crrv, National Hot d.
No. 21.
■ l> -T-1 ■ _
» l ' • a-s-sy'". J"'
upon record ilie fill.nving predictions in
1 relation M the ac.i.m of the Legislature,
in the case of Judge IJ ivis :
First. The recorded judgement of ihe
Supreme Couit of the St tie will, iviihiu
j a twelve munih pr.uiou ice the whole pro
1 ceedmgs a nul itii and int'ali l, an 1
| He otd. Wuntil me like p-rioi, the.
I recorded judgement of the calm, honest
reflect log and patrioc voters ol Maine,
will repudiate front office a very large
.Majority, if not every tndividu.il, who U.»
participated in this unprecedented—Old
unholy war upon the integrity and mde
peiiden. c of toe Snqreme Judiciary, and
merin ol the wicked vtnlaiio.i tlTht: Con
stitution of the Slaio.
TUo Yankee has been style I “a well
dev# oped iutarr .gaiion point'"
■ I ■ tf ■ I ■ I M H I ■
Why it a goo l ssnoi li«e a kis»r
Because it only require* two hen.Is mu
an app icatioa
Tie building! of Win. Milliketj, in
.u* on were struck b* lightning' and
airned, dunag the ihti ijcr shiwer o
■loud iy uijjilt. the *i8.h till.
Ex r.id of a Irttrr from T/inma- Jrf / -
son to Dr. IVa ter Jone ,dahd Mt/tUf
,ello, January 2d 1811.
I think I km-'.v Ocivr*! Washington
inti •natoly and thoroughly, and wore I
cilhul on to deline.t.* h'a rhanctcr, it
should be in terms like these :
His mind was great and powerfif*
without being of th * very first, order ;
his p?netration strong, ihongh not so
acute as th tt of a Newton, Hacou. or
Locke: and as fir as i.c saw, iio judg
ment was ever sounder. It was slow in
operation, being little aided by invention
or imagination, but sure in r>nclu>i)B.
lie ice the common remark of his-officers*
of the a lvantage he derived from coun
cils of war, win to hearing all suggest!. »nrf,
he selected whatever was best ; and Cer
tiinly no general ever p'atrvd h:» battles
m »re judiciously. But if dennged du
ii ig th • course of the action, if any mem
ber of hi* pi iii was dislocated bv sudden
circumstanc s, h • was slow in readjust
ment. The consequence was that lie of
ten fa led in the field, and rarely against
an enemy in station, as at Boston and
York. 11? was incapable of lhar, mut
ing personal danger with the calm.>t un
coM3.*n. Perhaps th: strongest feat me
m ms character was prudence, never ac«
in £ until every circumstance, cv »ry con
sideration was maturely weighed; refrain
ing if he saw a doubt, but, when once
wl !-. rW with hi* l>lirrv»:v:.
whatever obstacles opposed. His int g
rity was most puio. his justice the roo-t
inflexible 1 have ever known, no matter
of interest or consanguinity, of friend
ship or hatred, being aide to bias his dc
ision. He was indeed, in every sense
if til- w rd. a wise, a good, a1 d a gteat
in >n. His temp r w as mile,rally irrita
ble alio high toue l; but reflection and
resoluti n had ob a.neu a firm and habitu
al ascend mey over it. if ever, however,
it broke its bounds, he was most tr: n:en
dous in bis wrat'i. In bis expenses he
was honorable, but exact ; liberal in cot.
t rbutions to whatever promised utility ;
but fr iwning and unyielding on all vision
ary projects, an l ail unworthy Calls on
his charity His heart was not w irm i 1
its affections, but he exactly rak-ulated
every m in s value, and gave him a solid
esteem proportional t' it. His person,
you know, was fin'', his siatura exact y
what one woul i wish Irs d"p irtment ea
sy, erect and noble : the best horseman
of his age. a..rl the most graceful figure
that -nuld be s-en on horseback. Altliu’
in the circle of his friends, wh om he
might no unr s -rved with sal1 ty. he took
a fret sh urn in conversation, '‘is coiloqul
il tal -tits w.-rs not above m diocrit .
possessing neither copiousness of ide as,
nor fluency of words. In public, wlie.:
cal c-d on for a su Uicn opinion, lie wai
iin.iteadv, short and embarrassed. Yit
l.e wr it? readily, rather diffusely, in a i
easy and correct style. This be ha 1 ac
quired by conversation with the world,
for his education was merely reading,
writing and common arithmetic, o which
lie added surveying at a laxv day. Hi*
lime was employed in action chiefly, re id*
ing little, and tint only in agrieultun
and Knglish his orv. His coricjpond -m- •
became necessarily exto isive, end, v.i. i
journali/.ing his agricultural proceedings
occupied most of Ids leisure hours within
do ,rs. On the whole, his character war,
in its mass, p rfect; in nothing, had. in
few points indifferent ; and it may ho tru
ly said that never did nature and fortune
combine m >v? p Tfeetly to make a man
great, and to place in the t ame const lia
tion with whatever worthies have merited
from man an everlasting remembrance —
for his was tin singular destiny and
merit, of he* ling the armies of his coun
ts' successfully thiough an arduous war,
for til- estab i.-hment of its in b'pcndrncc;
of e inducting its councils through the
birth of a government, new in its forms
an i principles, until it hid s itled down
int.) a quiet and orderly train : and of
scrupulously obeyuig the laws through
the whole of his c r< er, civil and milita
ry, of which the history of the world fur
nishes no other exon pie.
The Legislature of Ohio has passed m
joint res*uuuoii roqu"?uu^ wuw »jvm.s
tors an l Keprose.it.itivos in Onngrasa to
vote for and aid in obtaining such chang
es in the ua uralz ition laws of Ci ngr-ss,
as will create greater safeguards in the
natarali/.nt on ui foreigners ; alsoarcso ve
authorizing them to vote for the repeal
of tha fug.tive slave law.
The latter passed the house, 61 to 3d.
At die term of the Supreme Court iu
| Franklin Conn y, Judge May presiding,
. tha ol 1 Sheri.f Trask waive l his right to
! act during the April term, being, as be
I stid. ••desirous to avoid a collision, and
1 not wi-hing to obstruc t nr retard the do ;
I administration of justic'. nor to raise a
I C|uestion before the Court, the prop r and
, lionet decision of whicu weld expose
| your Hou >r, in these days of Kxc utivo
and Legislative authority, to removal
from otH hv thesnramafy pr >coss of ad*
i •dress.”*
i’he way a Qulholic Victory is OsSvVatsd
The Irish Catholics of Albany celoUia
ted their tectiut victoijr oi that city by
burning in cdiigy tha editor of the Ai«
oany J'ruiu-rifA, aud shooUng at tain*
age iu te udod to represent the uolisrttoHi*
objeot of their vu.ig.auca During tha*»
orgies the o.lit ir was abuol iu uj rut*
surol terras—h;» nsraa ».*• r»»i-'-ed vW
{j.srn and groans, sal if words 0<«>U
aid ho would tw as .uoi-.vw as st-xXt

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