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Hi! loving kindnesses; His truth endures forevorinoro t The Lord 0 do yo bless ! And now. to the, chase Htraln. The. Prisoners nro Ten-thousand, all the foot iti u muss. Tragical enough. What a "change since January, 1614, when we march ed out of this same Dunbar up to the knees in snow 1 It was to help and save these very men that wo then marched; with tho Love rant in all our hearts. We have stood by the letter of tho Covenant ; fought for pur Cove nanted Stuart King as wc could ; they again, they stand by the substance of it, and have trampled us and tho letter of it into this ru inous state!-Yes, my pool- friends i-and now bo wise, be taught ! J he letter of your Covenant, in fact, will never rally again in this world. Tho spirit and substance of it, please God, will never dio in this or any world 1 Such is Dunbar Battle ; which might also be called Dunbar Drove, for it was n fright ful rout. Brought on by miscalculation ; misunderstanding of the difference between substances and semblances -, by mismanage ment, and tho chance of w ar. THE VOICE. BRANDON: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30, 1848. NATIONAL WHIG NOMINATIONS. TOR PRESIDENT, ZACHARY TAYLOR, OF THE UNITED STATES. ron vice rr.KsmiiNT, MILLARD FILLMORE, OF KF.W YOP.K. FOB GOVERNOR, CARLOS COOLIDGE. KOR LIEUT. GOVERNOR, ROBERT PIERPOINT, FOR TREASURER, GEORGE HOWES. FOR ELECTORS, ERASTUS FAIRBANKS, ) TIMOTHY FOLLETT. J M JMr- Geo- T- Hodges- A- LCatlin Andrew Tracy. Elijah Cleveland fob STATE SENATORS, (RUTI.ANI COUNTY,) JOHN FOX, of Wallingford, HENRY STANLEY, of Foultncv, EZRA JUNE, of Brandon. (ADDISON COUNTY,) IRA STEWART, of Mid.llebnrv, ZURIEL WALKER, of Ferrisburgh. (WINDSOR COUNTY.) OLIVER P. CHANDLER, Woodstock. SOLON DANFORTII, Barnard. JOSEPH AV. COLBURN, Springfield. CALVIN FRENCH, Cavendish. FOR CONGRESS,! 1st District, WILLIAM HENRY 2d District, WILLIAM IIEBARD 3d District, GEORGE P. MARSH. Whigs ! Remember That upon your town Representatives and Senators, to bo elected on Tuesday next, will devolve tho choice of a U. S. Senator for six years. Remember That the enemies of the. Whig party and its noblo candidate are making your defeat a common cause, and will strain every nervo and resort to every coalition, to send any thing but A Wnia to tho U. S. Senate. On a single vote, in an election usually deemed unimportant, may depend tho question wheth er a true Whig or a paltering Loco Foco shall represent your Stato in the grand Na tional Council. Therefore Re Organized ! Count every vote, and securo tho vote of every Whig, at any expenso ! Give tho day to your country. Don't leave it to somebody else, but do with your might, each one, what your hands can find to do ! Let tho old fashioned thunder bo heard once more from our hills, to cheer our triunds onward, throughout the Union 1 OUR NEW TITLE. Wo warn our subscribers, Post Masters, Distributing Agents, &c, not to look for their accustomed visitor from our office, next week, under any other name than THE VERMONT UNION WHIG. Wo need no more decisive evidence of the unpopularity of Third Partyism, Barnburn erism, and all such factious divisions, among our noble freemen, than the heavy obstacle to our efi'orts to strengthen the position of this paper, which we have found in the well meant but once flagitiously perverted name, Yoke of Freedom. Wc belong, as wo have always belonged, and our young paper be longs as it always will belong, to tho same great party which for generations, yea ages past, has arrayed itself against tyranny on the one hand and factious radicalism on tho oth er; and which now for twenty years, under its glorious and ancient name of WHIG, has withstood in our own land the combined ex tremes of fanaticism, of every kind and from every quarter. Wc have purposely chosen our place among a people whose tastes and feelings we know to i be identical with ours in this matter. Our " constituency" love and rejoice and glory in tho name of WHIG and so, thank God, do wc ! They love the UNION of these States, as tho grand fortress of Human Rights and Liberty for America and the World and so do we ! Therefore for their pleasuro and our own, the name of this paper shall be, the UNION WHIG. C3T The first number of the Union Whig, will be printed and mailed on Monday of next week, in order to give the editor and all hands leisure to devote tho next day to thoir country's service. WHAT IS GKNERAL TAYLOR? Barnburner authority having "riz" so remnrka bly within a few weeks witli tho mombcrs of tho late Liberty Tarty, we venture to submit the follow ing testimonial, volunteered by John Van Buren's Utica Convention. John can hit the nail on the head, and tell the exact truth as clearly and forcibly as any man living when it suits his purpose. Resolved, That Gen. Taylor, hy h?s masterly roiiRKSPONDENCK with the War Department, no than by bis. heroic conduct nnd indomitable coolncs and cuursigo on tho field of battle, has (ihown himself to bo not only a distinguished milita ry ciiiektain, but a man or great mental and moral power, and whoso life has given cvidenco of A STUONO HEAD, AN HONEST HEART, AND A KE r.C3MCAN XKirUnTif OK CnAKACtEE.' j NATIONALITY VERSUS SECTIONALISM. We have received a modest and candid letter proposing some strictures upon ono of the articles of Union. It is too long for our columns at such a time as this ; but the follow ing extracts will put the reader sufficiently in possession of its import. He says : " Could the whole nation act upon the principle of a Universal Nationality,' it would bo a happy event ; but, I ask, what can be done when certain local interests attempt to encroach upon other local interests, and even make the Presidency an important agency in these antagonisms? If one section arrogates to itself the claim to cive the nation its Pres idents, and to pervert that high office to the promotion of its own interests exclusively, and to the injury of other sections, it is duty to act in self-defence. It can be shown that tho South have dictated the elections for many years, and have even encroached upon the dearest rights of northern freemen. If it is by sectional combination that our liberties arc assailed, it must, by the same means, be opposed." Our correspondent mistakes both tho evil and the remedy. If the Presidential contest is to bo a sectional one the most alarming peril is not that one or the other section will be injured in the result. We care net which party suffers defeat in such a warfare. We will have no hand in distributing the spoils of such a victor-. Union maintains that sec tional issues should be left aloof from the na tional canvass, not lest sections but lest nation ality suffer. Without a hearty and earnest nationality, our Constitution is only a rag of paper, and our " flag of stars" an unmeaning symbol. Sectional and temporary interests vanish before its transcendant Importance. Nationality is the basis of whatever political blessings we do or can, as at present constitu ted, possess. Destroy that nnd it is needless to compute tho loss of what else may perish with it. But the above extract misstates the evil !d another point of view. It is true that the greater pait of our Presidents have been Southern men. But what then ? Was any sectional interest subserved by the promotion to that offico of Washington, of Jefferson, of Madison, of Monroe ? They were citizens of tho South. But were they nominated to subserve Southern purposes, or did their ad ministrations fortify the entrenchments of Shivery ? No man is so ignorant as not to know that these men were governed by h tional views ; that is, by views neither sec tional nor partizan. The next President was John Quinc y Adams, a Northern man, with national principles. And from that time to this, the Whig party, North or South, have presented no sectional candidate for this na tional office. Henry Clay, their first and last favorite, is a Southern, but in no sense a sectional, man. Gen. IIakkison, although a Northern man, was greeted by Southern men with a larger vote than they had ever given, even to their own lavontc son. Gen Taylor is, like Mr. Clay, a Southern man, but also like him eminently a national one. lie is nominated upon no sectional issue, and his election will imply the decision of no section al issue. Considered from a national point of view, lie stands in the only position which, iu the present aspect of the slavery question, can possibly be justified. Every other posi tion must be a sectional one, and the only op position that can be made ugainst him is a sectional opposition. This is actually done by extreme persons both North and South, on opposite grounds. AVo say therefore that our Southern Whig brethren have been unjustly defamed. They have never repudiated a national candidate because he was not pledged to run upon a sectional issue J and have set an example be fore their Northern colleagues, which ought to make some of us blush with shame. As re gards the devotion of the other party, North and South, past and present, to a sectional interest, wo have no defence to oflor. They pledged Van Buren to defend the 'peculiar institution' with tho veto. They pledged Polk to the annexation of Texas, for the per petuation of Slavery. They have now pledged Cass to aid in " diffusing" tho curse over an other quarter of the Continent. e wash our hands of all this responsibility. We have not kept silence while theso things were done. Nof have we ever roevirrf to sec any star of hopo above the horizon, but the en lightened, patriotic, united,Whig party of tho United States. Having mistaken the evil, our correspond ent mistakes the antidote. Ho thinks the evil of sectionalism can only be met by an opposite sectionalism. But this is fostering, not discouraging, a sectional spirit. Wo are ashamed to say anything of so plain a matter. A man who had lost' one of his nether limbs by a cannon shot, would hardly seek to com bat this "sectional prejudice" by amputating the other. If any section shall press its local questions into the national canvass, it is the duty of good citizens in all sections, not to imitate tho bad example, but to frown upon it, nnd abide with inllexiblo fidelity by the national issues. Iu a word, the only cure for sectionalism is Nationality. "V L AT F 0 R MS." Never did a Candidate so sadly need a " platform" to prop him, as docs Martin Van Buren, tho rejected and distrusted of ull par ties. For our part w-c wish to sec an end of Platform Candidates for the Presidency. Wc mean to support for that office, when we can, a MAN, " honest, capable and faithful," who like AVashington stands pledged to noth ing except to confine himself to the discharge of his lofty Executive duties, disdainfully ig norant of all party or sectional considerations and tics, and content to trust the People with their own Constitutional office of Legislation, untrammelled by his interference. Such a man is (Jen. Taylor ; and ns he proposes to bo no Legislator, no Autocrat, but simply the Great Executive Officer of tho Nation, whose duty it is, (not at his option but in general, always) as being the emblem and embodiment of the sovereign authority of the American People, to affix his signaturo in token of that authority, to their decrees, and to fulfil them in their name, ho needs no legislative platform, nor can any such plat form be erected for him, with the slightest appearance of propriety or relevancy. Mar tin Van Buren's position and pledges have, it is true, tied him hand and foot to subserve the mainly unobjectionable principles of his new party ; and though they contradict and stultify nil that he has hitherto said and done, we cannot see how even his masterly cun ning can slip out of those thongs. But if any man can prefer for the higt!it uilv otlice, a mere machine like this, the puppet of a " platform," to the strong-minded, brave hearted, independent and incorruptible Tay lor, we must go separate ways. Almost any Connecticut clock-maker will whittle you out a machine capable of doing Mr. Van Buren's platform-work in obedience to the touch of concealed intriguers, at a clear sav ing of at least $2-1,000 a year. Wo think that the dignity of the American People would be at the same time, decidedly better reprc sented by such a machine, than by a living automaton, degraded in unspeakable degrees by his past life nnd present attitude, propped up and pushed forward by a set of not very respectable platform-luildcrs ! But we reject all puppets, and on the other hand reject all candidates pre-pledged to treason by tramp ling upon the just nuthority of Congress with tho Veto, in any case whatever. We believe that according to true republicanism, an op portunity for the Constitutional exercise of that power can scarcely be looked for in fifty ycai-3 of the history of such a nation as ours has hitherto been. It is altogether an extra ordinary power, intended only for seasons of imminent danger, when the President must throw his shield before tho Constitution, to preserve it from destruction by party mad ness : the Constitution, the fundamentalhw, which before all others he is bound as tho embodiment of tho national sovereignty, to see executed. These are some of our reasons for abhor- i ring platform nominations and pre-pledgcd candidates for the Presidency. In regard to all political principles, the Whig party stands where it ever has done, and we defy any man to show that it has abandoned or will aban don ono of its great positions. He havo not heard of the first Whig, or body of 'Whigs, who have, (like Van Buren and every one of the monstrous medley of ' unkindly mixed' political elements amidst which he flounders) retracted or need now to apologize for, a sin gle part cf their past political career. But on tho contrary, tho Whig party has by a practical method set forth anew its con sistent adhcreneo to the most glorious, and in these times tho most important, of all its tried array of principles tho re striction of the gross abuse of the Veto power, and of the interference of the President in legislation. While its Legislative platform is simply just what it has always been, its Presidential platform is as broad as the vast land for every one of whoso citizens and sections it cares alike, and invites true men of every sect and name to place them? selves upon it. Wo boldly avow that tho Whig party support Gen. Taylor in no pnrti zan capacity at all, except as they are pledged like him to restore the Presidency to its true, democratic simplicity as a purely executive office. This is the only distinctive princi ple upon which wo fight the presidential campaign. The Whigs mean to govern the country through CoNGRESts, upon their well known principle?, if they can fairly obtain tho power ; but they renounce all desire to govern it through Presidential usurpation. Will any one ask now, " where does the Whig party stand ?" GEN. TAYLOIt NOT A PARTIZ AN CANDIDATE Somo men affect inability to discern the difference between cherishing a particular political creed, and being a partiznn, or, if you please, a party-man, or again, a party candidate. No such confusion of ideas exists in the mind of Gen. Taylor. He lias from the first, and uniformly ever since, unequiv ocally asserted his attachment to the princi ples of the Whigs. " In individual opinion," says he in one of his letters, " I shall always bo attached to tho principles of the Whig part-. He has repeated this assurance in a variety of forms, and it has been corroborated by the testimony of all who have ever known him. lie has also, with great uniformity, asserted his determination, if elected to the Presidency, to enter that office untrammelled by partizan obligations, and uncommitted to party schemes. Ho will not, he says, bo the President of a Party, but of tho whole coun try. He has 6ecn enough of the evils of partizan strife in tho administration of the Government, and so have we. If Whin nrinoinles cannot urcvail without makinetliG Presidency a party agency for their support, let them jierish. These declarations are hon orable to Gen. Taylor worthy of the hero who conquered at Bucna Vista, and who spared the conquered, at Monterey. The following is a letter of Gen. Taylor to a gentleman in Philadelphia, re-afiirming these determinations; nothing more, nothing less. Baton Rouge, July 21, 1818. Dear Sir, Your letter of the 5th inst, asking of me a lino or two, in resrard to mv position as a candidate for tho Presidency, has been duly received. In reply, 1 have onlv to sav, that I am not a party candidate, and if elected, shall not be tho President of a party, but the President oi the whole people. I am, dear sir, with the highest respect and regard, vour most obedient servant. Z. TAYLOR. Goo. Lippard, Esq., Philadelphia. VAN IS I' HEN AND TAYLOR. Wo have asserted in another column Unit the po sition taken by Gen. Taylor towards tlia Slavery question is the only ono that a Xatknnil candidate can, honorably nnd consistently, assume. Thoso who object to Gen. Taylor on this ground, nro wo suppose generally supporters of Martin Van lSuren, the sectional candidate. Now wc will not afl'ect any respect fur this whittling and ninny-mouthed politician, tor wo havo none. But tliero is a good sentiment in this t.'ticn lotto,-, wiiicli his admiring Whig friends have not sufficiently considered. Mr. Vim Buren says, addressing tho bolting delegates to the Baltimore Convention: " You went to the Convention prepared to nccept the nomination of any sound democrat, who had not actually submittal tii a tent which implicated the well-known nnd repeatedly-expressed opinion of your State, without uiterroyutinij him in regard to liis opinion on tltii purtkulur quttiiun," of slavery-extension. This piu-poso of tho Barnburners Mr. Van Buren proceeds to npplaud iu tho highest terms. YVo hardly need add n word to remind overy render that Gen. Taylor stand:) in precisely this relation to-the Whig party, nnd to the question of Slavcry-exten sion. Rclusiii? firmly to nrc-pledsro his oilieinl in fluence for or against this or any other strictly lo gislative measure, ho has explained tho Presidential negative ns n power never to be used to defeat legis lative acts, "tho constittitiounlityof which has been settled by tho various departments of the Govern ment." Wo suppose this will bo considered suffi cient, nt least by all who aro willing to tuko the alternative of voting for Van liuren. WHY JUDGE M'LEAN WAS NOT NOMINATED. The two orthrco quomktm "fractional Whigs" about hero, w ho show their past sincerity by sup porting Van Bureu now, havo ft great deal to say about what they woull hnvo done if John M'Lenn could have boon the candidate. "If" was never a nioro serious obstnelo to a promising speculation, thnn In this enso. John M'Lcnn, indeed ! The following is tho letter which tho Buffalo Convention thought " had better not be read." It speaks for itself. Columiius, July 2S, 18-18. Gentlemen : I have delayed an answer lo your communication of the lltli inst., that I might have time for mature reflection. This was due to you, to myself, to tho subject, and perhaps to the country. I have endeavored to consider the matter in all its aspects and consequences. The great and exciting question of Slavery extension, in the judk-iul form it has assumed uy the act ol the Senate, as it bears upon my position on the bcuth ; the use of my name in the present canvass, and the rejection of it by the Ohio delegation to tho National Con vention ; the relation which Mr. Van Buren maintains to tho public; have all been de liberately considered, and I am brought to the conclusion that I ought not to go before the Bulfalo Convention as a candidate for the Presidency. I feel deeply and srratefully the honor von have done me by the expression of j our ivuiiiiiuss mm commence, ill eonncciion with that high office. Resting upon the principles of the Consti tution, ns they have been judiciallv settled, the free States, by MODERATION, vigi lance and firmness, may prevent the exten sion oi Slavery to the free territory lately annexed. Without the sanction of law Slavery can no more exist in a territory than a man can breathe without air. Slaves arc not property where they aro not made so by the municipal law. The Legislature of a Territory can exorcise no power which is not conferred on it by act of Congress. With the highest respect. I am, gratefully, vour ob't serv't, JOHN McLEAN, James A. Briggs,and others. VAN WREN AND MoI.EAN: 01! THE COA LITION AND TilEII! KING. Tin! trees went forth on a time to nnoint a king over them ; and they said unto the olive-tree, Ilcign thou over us. lint the olivo tree said unto thcni. Should I leave my fatness, wherewith by mo they honor ( io l und man, nnd go to be promoted over the trees V And tho trees said to the tig tree, Conic thou and reign over us OBSEQUIES OF COL. RANSOM. We have received two Discourses, deliver ed at Norwich, Vt., at the burial of the bravo Col. Ransom, by tho llev. James I). Butler, and Gen. Hopkins of Rutland. Mr. Butler's Eulogy is dignified with the name of a Ser mon, for no reason that we can perceive, nsida from tho clerical capacity of the author. ' Though beautiful in style and sentiment throughout, often eloquent, and mainly unob jectionable in its contents, it is as little like a Christian Sermon, as could well be expected' fiom any mau clerical or laical, iu moral New England, lie says : " Seeing before me members of both polit ical parties, I deem this no fitting occasion to blazon abroad the opinions which I as an in dividual, hold concerning the Mexican War." Reversing the practice of his Divine Mas ter, who " came not to cnll the righteous, but sinners to repentance," a pathetic pieturo of the consequences, without ono word of the fiendish character and stupendous guilt of war, and of this war in particular; without ono word of solemn warning and rebuke from the melancholy example which hi duty as an ambassador cf the Prince of Tcaco called him to hold up before his fellow-meri in its tine colors, -is all which this professed minister of the Gospel dares or " deems fit ting" to present to an attdienco compiling " members of both political parties" ! Had tho post assigned him been that of Eulogist, as a Christian minister he might well have hesitated to undertake that duty. Hud he accepted it, even theu, wo see not how as a Christina or as a Man, he could have forborne to lift up a piercing outcry of denunciation against the atrocious and mur derous war, and the mr.d infatuation for " glory," which hnd brought to an untimely ,! a i.w.i,. .1 1 1 '.I L.i ... :..ii i : i i..i. " ...i twin o i jiiou i-ujuijcuu. xjui. requcsieu io come iu the discharge of his heavenly em bassage, anil to utter the awful communica tions of God to man, at this solemn time ; thut he could dispense with all that befitted life sacred office, out of deference to paity pre judices, and uuiuse his heaiers with mere rhetoric, poetry and man-praising, speak poorly indeed for his fitness to "stand be tween the living and the dead" us a minister of tho Gospel of peace. We point to one melancholy fact, viz : thut probably ninety-nine in a hundred of our pulpits are filled bv men who ("we can con- j.iit u.o ng u-ee sn.u unto i mem, oiiotuit i inrsnKe ' jocture in their behalf no motiu-s wlm h in otod over tho tmos'v chanty we dare impute) arc u! mv noted over tho trees Then said the trees unto the vine, Conic thou, and reign over us. And tho vino said unto them, Should I lenvo my wine, which cheereth God and man, nnd go to be promoted over the trees 1 Then said nil tho trees unto tho bramble. Come thou, and reign over Ami tho bramble suid unto the trees. If m truth ye nnoint mo king over you, then come and put yur trust iu mv shadow; nnd if not. let tire come out oi tne orumoic nnu devour the cedars or Lebanon. THE MADNESS QV PARTY AND THE KNAVE IS Y OK AMBITION! In IS II, tho grent Third Party abttraclhm of "no expediency candidates," " no choice between evils," &c. &c, wcro boldly avowed by that party, to bo paramount to nil consequences, nnd denror to them than even tho present success of their party, or wel- lare of their country. For the sake of tho-o nb stractions they not only permitted but aided, the election of Polk, Annexation, War nnd Conquest, all which they must confess that they might have prevented by voting for Henry Clay, or oven rcmuiii ing neutral. Nov; these potent gods to which they "consci entiously" immolated their country's honor and pence, with the bleeding bodies of thousands of their human brethren, nro dashed to tho ground by the snmo hand which rented them, for what? U it, with a Into repentance, to save what yet remains? No, it is to prrinoto so far as they can, in tho same way ns before, tho consummation of theso national crimes nnd disasters, by the election of Cuss and tho subjection of millions of fieo acres to tho curso of Slavery ! ' Oh, Liberty ! whnt crimes arc committed in thy nnnie !" Defence of Mn. Van Bcukn. The Free Soil Courier b in a frenzy of excite ment. The recklessness of its assertions is without any parallel in our reading. During the few minutes time which we can spare for skimming such n drench of zc-nlous balder dash, wc have noticed the following lies six in number. No. 1. That Gen. Taylor is "the Slave Candidate of Mr. Calhoun." No 2. That the proof is " overwhelmiiirr and irrcsistablu" that Gen. Taylor holds " the most ultra Shivery propagandist views." .No. 3. The escutcheon of Gen. Taylor bears " tho bloody inscription ' War aud Slavery.'" No. 4. That Taylor is a " Slavery-Extension ist." No. ."). That Corwin is ashamed of his let ter in favor of Gen. Taylor and dares not " expose hinuclf," by speaking in Ids defence. No. 6. That Whig papers " dare not pub lish" Gen. Taylor's oft-repeated nnd repub lished declaration that ho is " not a nartv candidate." ity we dare impute) arc utterly dumb respecting every gi-eat public crime in which any portion of their hearers politically ar ticipate. So did not those stern Puritans of tho olden time, who feared God alone, mid braved not mere public opinion, but rujfiiijf despots, the scallbld and the stake. Wo wish that their degenerating successors might take a reproof from a secular press, and from the universal sentiment of nil sorts of men, which demands consistent and fearless uprightr.fc as tho sole conditien of inSuance. Tun Av.ur.Auii.rrv Canuidatk. Tim noisy Van Duron paper, published in Bur lington, has the following paragraph respect ing the nomination at the Bulfalo Convention. If overy Liberty man present had voted for Mr. Ihile, ho would have been nominated without niiv doubt : but acting as ho would have them net. innn'v of them voted for tho man they considered matt likthj to concentrate tho vast mass of carr.est and determined voters, &c. WHIGS, HE WARNED! We do not mean to say that honest Libcrtist.i do siro tho election of Cass, for tho sake of the advan tage which that event would givo their party. Somo of tho leaders may be cunning ami heartless enough iu their ambition, for this but wo judge no man. Nor do wc mean to snv that tho union of Barnbur ners and Libertists will in itself promote tho election of Cass, but just tho contrary. We dosay however, that their avowed design to seduco into their com pany Whigs enough to secure thoni tho balance cf power iu the Eloctoral vote, if successful will secure the election of Cas. Remember, Whigs, that in tho Houso which is to chooso by States between tho threo candidates high est on tho Electoral vote, 15 States nro committed to Cuss and 3 aro tied leaving but 1'2 at most, for Taylor. Remember, tmt thus every Whig voto for Van liuren docs its utmost to givo Cass his only cliuuce for the Presidency. t&T Tnn Fiikk Soil Couniun speaks of Van Buren's having been " nominated lo throw sli:ne at. Very unnecessary. Wo should sooner think of " carrying faggots to the woods," than of tryiimto add anvthiii'? to the slimincss of Martin Van Buren." "Mn. Webster in nis Place!" The Boston Atlas gives notice that Mr. Webster will address a Mass Meeting of Whigs at Marshficld on tho 30th inst., in support of Tuylor and Fillmore. Wn tender our thanks to Senntors Badger of North Carolina and Phelp- of this Slate, for a vari y of most acceptable public documents. Tastk. Horace Everett says ho prefers Cass to Taylor. Nothing remarkable. Tho man who likes the Great Father of Donghl'uces, will naturally find his second choice somewhero in tho family. We risk nothing in saying that if Van liuren had never lived, O.iss would never havo been ti dough face, or if ho had, would never havo dared -to confess it. For tho Voice of Freedom. ENIGMA. 2", 1, 7, 2.5, 13, is ft flower. 10, 5, 18, IS, 11, G, is a musical instrument. 3, 8, 12, 2, is an article of dress. 13, 1G, 22, 10, a wild animal. 21, 9, 23, 15, " " 18, 12, 20, 1, 19, 23, 21, the title ofa poet ical romance. 17, I I, 23, 15, is a passion. My whole is a favorito piece of music. CONUNDRUMS. Why is General Cass like a codfish ? Why is tho left foot of tho General like cough lozenges V Why is Gen. Cass like a kaleidoscope ? Why is Gen. Cass's tongue like a crocodile's tears ? What musical instrument docs Gen. Cass resemble ? Answers next week. Lively Spindleshanks. Oiikuos. Gen. Lane lias been appointed Gov ernor of Oregon, in placo of Gen. Shields, who de- 1; nc the oflicc. T P. AN'SSIIG RATION OF SOULS. The writer of tho following epistolary af fusion is either a disciple or an exemplifica tion of the doctrine of Pytliagoiaj. He la bors under tho delusion (if it be n delusion) that his psychological entity has been en shrined in the form and subjected to the in--stinet3 ofa Boa Constrictor. As it is tho na ture of that beast to limit tho tuajnitude of his mouthful only by the cxpatisivcness of his hide, the specimen in question bru taken pains to guago tho capacity of his, aud has sent us the result. His rcciptivily seems I hardly equal, yet, to the average among full- grown individuals nf his species; which, if travellers say truth, aro competent (after n skillful lubrication, such ns tho writer prfftios cs below) to tho easy digestion of a fuiI-sized ox. Limited experience, perhaps. Tu avoid possible calamity in the execution of the feat proposed, we kindly advise this .vpiring indi vidual, as a precautionary measure, to piiu: tico a few private experiments in a smaller way. e are diffident of our opinion in thto premises but will venture to suggest, for tho first effort, a couple of Newfoundland dopy. or perhaps a yearling calf or two. If not dainty, ho will find the Fox of Kinderhook an easy and slippery mouthful, oiled to his liking already ; aud after digesting that sub ject, we will warrant him competent to ny thing in the line. It will Ik; seen that in passing the forgetful stream ' that poets write of," he did not drink so deeply of the oblivious draught as not to retain some dim nnd distorted remembrance of English as well as of eating. But our readers shall judge for themselves. Wc give tho communication ns wo find it luirrimr that, in thi original, both the date and tho signature are, somewhat uuneccs.Miilr, given in duplicate. Bristol Vermont August 13 1843 Mr W C Conant of Brandon Bulishcr of Voico of Freedom I want you to Stop my paper and Send your Demand and I will Set tol tho same did not know until rcently but it was cariod on and Printed liy tho same firm all thoc Different mameg But Found my self mistaken make up your Bill ami Send it to Square Needham or your Ageantand I will Settol the Same But no nioro Papers aud Why Because I Can not Swallow General Tailor and his two hundred and 80 Negroes I Ges that Con.'d Swallow the old man alono Ry takcing a little Soft Soap and Drawing the Wool over my Eyes so that I could not See which way he Stood whether to tho North or the South very Respectively vours. E. s This document cost us five cents. Wo think it choap. Tho " demand" referred (o is about eighteen peneo due nt our office in Brandon; but ns thu method of getting it lier suggested by our voracious correspondent would probably cost us two shillings, wit havo concluded t drop the negotiation.