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For : rent to-us-ward ever nro
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.
ron vice rr.KsmiiNT,
Geo- T- Hodges- A- LCatlin
Andrew Tracy. Elijah Cleveland
JOHN FOX, of Wallingford,
HENRY STANLEY, of Foultncv,
EZRA JUNE, of Brandon.
IRA STEWART, of Mid.llebnrv,
ZURIEL WALKER, of Ferrisburgh.
JOSEPH AV. COLBURN, Springfield.
1st District, WILLIAM HENRY
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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 ?"
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
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.
Goo. Lippard, Esq., Philadelphia.
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.
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
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,
James A. Briggs,and others.
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
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!
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.
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
No. 4. That Taylor is a " Slavery-Extension
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.

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