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1'ioui llie New York American.
1 nit within llio Uslilnl room,
Hondo ilia lovely, blue ejfd B'i,r
And prnltcd lier hamlkcrch icf'rf ei linnr.
And called licr Imo, nd dove, mid l.nry ;
1 pr.ii'cd her, (ill her he.itl's low tiU
ltupokc Liho'k soft, unchecked 111I11131011,
1 pr.ii.cd her, fill her downed eyes,
And fuelling bosom spake confusion.
inld her lliiil Love's (lower crew
Alike in piintcly court mid hovel,
mid her 1 h.idjml rend through,
Sir K. L. HuWvcr'x List now novel ;
And lh.il llio love the hero felt
Tor her, his lender chnrieh'd lilo'fom,
V.im not t in, cuuld ueer moll,
Like th.it which wanned my truer bosom.
'j praised India's sun mid sky,
f Ih moonlight songs, iiii l mazy dances,
And told her with 11 sigh 1h.1l 1
VVorh1i'd ils w.ir-mles mid romances ;
I rpr.Ue ol him llie l.esnimi unigni,
Ol Anthony the Roman lover,
Ol'him who in the diikosl night,
Tim H.illeipont swum threo times over.
1 praised her foim, her gr.tco, her nir,
I praised t cr poiibi'lumineil featiucs,
I told her thai tueli sunny hair,
Wns given but to gilti'd cicalurcs ;
I told lu-f willi n winning voice,
Tin- first bright beam that stole fiom heaven,
Were k i t till 11.1lu1e.made her choice,
And to her eyes their light was given !
1 told lierlhat mv heart was lonn,
It lunged for ouo it oheiislied dearly,
And liinii-il in nil under lone,
Of ftnck in banks, and income jcarly !
I .n-k'd her then when wn should be,
Twin bees on op'nina bud' ii poiing,
And p. insing fur llie mft ieply,
t found my bluo-cu-d gill w.n dosing'
Idlkii & Co.
1'iom the World of 1'iislilon.
A brentliing creature wa Mercy O'
More. From the Giant's Causeway to
Cape Clear, from Conuemara to the Hill
of Howih. you would not meet with nnotti
er such a dear, delight ful. clever, capnvat
ing darling. All the boys of high estate
and low eMnte. rich and pnor,acknowlcdged
1 hi; fncmatiuns of Mi Mercy, and no one
was ever known lo be thrown into any oth
pf than an ecstatic stale when she favored
linn with a smile of that. dear, delighful.
dimpled face of hers ! (), it was quite en
chanting to have such a smile beamed upon
linn. Talk of the sun ! There never wn
u ray from tlmi glorious luminary wial felt
so warm upon llie heart of created man 11.
n smile from the face of Mercy O'More.
There was a man wno u eciarcu mat upon
nis iieun ujiph men. . Hiuuu 1
Hon ; and people san . 111 consequence, t in
no nnu uu iilmo .n "ii,
pretty good one, too, us 11.0 scquo. wi
show. 11 nappeneu, 100, ipi mo. .r j
lueniicai young yon. ... .u, ,,. '
heart, or a Heart wnn tow covering. wu
the only one whom Mercy herself had fal
len in love with.
'Well, Florence, darling.' said Maurice
O'More, one day tn Mercy's siter, "and so
you believe that our beauty is fast caught
in love -.with that unloving Englishman
Ilnrry Perceval '
I do, indeed,' was the reply-
And what makes you llnnk so?'
'I can interpret downcast eyes and gen
tle si"ln, I wnrrant. Sister, said I sweet
Ftsier, wuui uu yi.u 1 u. n. n..,
Docneior, our visnur : s..i.. .y ...a,
enougn, sani Ml'! , nnu iouh oi.-iuu
lieicho ! slio sighed. Do yon mark l hat
The goodly man, said I, will make some
nrettv maiden's heart ache! 'I do not
doubt he will,' she straight replied, and
then turning the leaves ol many books, nut
nothing pleased her there ; t-he tried her
nenct . loo. but alter making many crooK
ed lines, und nothing else, she blamed the
unskillful maker ot the cvrayon, and snap
nnd it in a net : her srav collar, she said
was out of t imo ; and then her harp, alas
She swept her fingers over the strings, but
the only music they made was the echo ol
her sigh.
And from this,' said Sir Maurice, -you
infer that she loves! Well well, tunc
will show.'
It is possible that Harry Perceval may
linve fell thu soft passion creeping upon
him, and tint wishing to become a benedict,
ho resolved upon (lying from the neighbor-
hood of Mercy O'More, Certain it is ihat
he colled to him his man Barney, a jH'"lt-'-
man, who ntliciotcd in various cupaeilies.
vaiei incniuuii, turn uiuoreu 11101 10 ptiui ul
nil his 'trap?,' 'for,' said be, 'Harney, we
leave this tn morrow morning,
'Sure you wont,' said Harney
'Sura I will,' responded Harry Perceval
'they want to persuade me that I'm in
!ovo with Mercy U More.'
'And you could do worso than to bo in
love wild her,' said narnev,
'Could I ?" said his master, but I don't
happen lo bc in the mind just al present to
do any ihing ho desperate. I'm nol to be
coughl with her bit of the blarney.'
'Don't you be miking of ihe blarney,
inastbcr,' replied thu faithful domestic
'Mayhap, you hav'ni been rubbed upon die
blaney stone yourself ! , By my conscience
I've heard you wlusierinr such lb mss nto
.1.- ... T.V 1. 1 ... . . .
",u. """ '."K"" gin, ll.lll !M. mi
.Innn at tho hark nt him..
r rk 1 IIISC COU il tint hunt vu t I w, . nrnou
'Hush, Harney , no talc-telling out of
'Sbv no to yourself, malhcr. Isn't vnur
self that's libelling thu red cheek-H nnd
bright eyes blessings on 'cm of Miss
Mercy : u, mohiuer wnenever 1 cnlch
a twinkle of thoso eyes, I feel a irruat eom
warmer an 11.0 nay uner. ucli, such cyca.
r.f.rli ilinninllilK I
'Irish diamonds ell ." said Ins master- 1
No, sir, the genuine. Then such cheeks,
Red and white, laid on by the hands of
Lady Nature liurself, round nbnnt, like
chorrybnns heads tit church. Then her
lip ! Och ! her lips ! that's botheration!'
You nru romantic, Barney,' said his
'You may say t lint,' was the reply s 'I'm
just the buy fur that snmc.'
' Well, wen, ejacuiaicu rercuvui, sup
pressing u smile, 'by this time to-morrow,
Harney ,you nntl I will be on the high
'To matrinony, nir ?'
'No, sirrah, lo England.'
You'd heller be mercilul nntl lead Mcr
cv to the niter.'
'And tie myself up in a halter afterwards.
No, no, I'm not bound for the gun ol mat
riiuonv vet.'
'Thus saying, Harry turned round nntl
po'coiven a tnll aud Inntlierii visagcd young
gentleman, whom he heard breathe a hea
vy sigh, hanging down bis head.
Ilnlloo,' cried Harry, who are you ."
The stranger heaved another sign.
Are you dumb, sir ?' asked Harry.
The stranger shook his head.
'What a its you ? Spook I'
The stranger heaved another sigh, and
exclaimed" 'Mercy O'More! hastily retired.
'Poor unfortunate gentleman !' exclaim
ed Harry. 'What a vixen this Mercy
must be ! A fury incarnate ! Prospenne
in a satin petticoat. I wish I was a thou,
sand indcs off.'
Turning again, ho beheld ono of the
wildest, prettiest, most good natured little
ll iwcr girls he had ever encountered, who
droipelj.i modest courtesy, and was passing
onward, when Marry caught her apron
-ind asked what her name was.
Kathleen, if you please fair,' repeated the
'Kathleen: the ll.iwer girl; who gather?
lluwers frutn lull and dale, for the gratifica
tion of her customers Will you buy ?
Hero tiro roses and lillics ; but they are
for the genteel and the good.'
'Am 1 not good ?' asked Harry,
'Law no. y it'.fa man. Here h a heart
case fur the forlorn lover ; will you buy ?
And here are some pretty tulips; do you
love tulips ?'
Y'our tulips, of all the world, my pretty
Law !' cried the girl, blushing and sim.
pering. 'They may suit you, for you are
as bright as the butterfly.'
' Am I like a butterfly ?' exe'aimed
Harry Perceval.
'Why. no ; not quite so pretty,' was the
'hli ! my dear gnl. snul Harry, i tfhoulu
like to be better acquainted with you.'
Should you indeed ! Well, that h very
kind, lor nobody 1 hinks of any pretty girl
U)W( b(t Mfjrcy 0.Mofo
1 was once a
,A1() areyou not Btill -still-still most
,A,l Uml is flatterVt. sail ,IC Eir. 'Hut
t)e young men all thought the same, once.
Hoforo Miss Mercy came into the neigh
bnrhond, I was the lovltcst, happiest, and
gayest of girls ; every body envied me, for
I was universally beloved, i had then
twenty lovers and a half real ones, loo.'
Twenty and a half!' cried Harry.
Yes. The half one was Cormac O'Ca-
soy, a very good natured bit of a man, rath
er lender here.sir, (touching her forehead.
Nature, in creating him, had made a slight
mistake, and transferred the soft place
trom the heart lo the head. Uu never
told his love, but only used lo squeeze my
m)(j wl01 ,G Uo,1,U UOl!y
and sigh
su)ckingly. 'Oh Deur !"
'And did that Merciless Mercy rob you
of these ?'
Ah, she did. There's not a. lover can
be kept from her.''
It is very strange,' said Horry Perceval
that for her capricious smiles, tlicy should
hove forgotten the pretty Kathleen.'
Isn't it, sir ? There must have been
some witchery 111 it, For t hey uli of them
on their bended knees, swore they loved
me dearlv. Ah, those were happy limes,
when the day's labor being ended, I selec
ted one from my many suitors to accotn
pany mo in a moonlight ramble, among the
IiiIIj nml vnllova. irlnilis noil rrlons.bv wood
d , . , , Baemed oaradise, and 1 the
,,.,, j, snirit : And when tho sun was
siiikinr behind the distant hills.its last glo-
: wori5 accompanied by the music of my
joloved '
,, , cr-Ci J Jnrryt a guitar ?'
,m '. n ;0Wsharn. IJ0 played 60 sweet
v ,mt ()ly g()irjt wept, na tlti divine melody
el unon mv voutu' heart : and when the
i pnn, .....,. ..... .., our leart3 were
I (nt ranccd With bliss.
1 see it !' cried tho enraptured ' youth.
I picture the romantic scene earth, hea
ven and water; moonlight, paradtso.and
a jewbharp ! Oh, delightful !'
Yes, very; except wiien n snowor ui
rain vtsilcd us; and then my lover would
run away.'
'Run away! Now can llioro uc a man
on earth so vile ? Run n way from euch a
simple, innocent girl ns Kathleen! Kath
leen, Ihat man was n villain.'
'Was he, indeed ?'
'Kathleen, your charms, your innocence
your delightful simplicity, untitle ynu to a
J' ; "-s
.. . . '
suitor ol superior rank. Morcy O'More
. "UIV
- ,llim . ,.: ! ninl?. nsUed
' UlC llOWCr girl
. " "o-Ji -
Vou-you!' oricd Harry; no. you tire
all perfection ; yuu are you are zounds
I leel 1 leol
'Do you feel ill?'
'III? Yes-no, not ill. my dear; but I
have the hearl-butn sadly.'
'Shall I fetch you a liltlo chalk aud
wulcr ?'
'O no ; the only medicine that can cfl'eci
my cure, lied deep in thosu lovely eyes ;
lei mo gaze on Ihnin, until my own dull
orbs shall draw it forth
O, Bir ?' cried Kathleen, blushing
'Let mo gnzo nnd gaze again,' exclaimed
Harry. 'Tn thus that I would fortify
myself against the witchcraft of Mercy
'Would you, indeed?' replied Kathleen,
with such an arch expression, that Harry
half suspected she wns something, more
than she seemed ; but her subsequent re
plies removed his suspciion,and he inward
ly congratulated himself upon having dis.
covered one of the purest, most artless and
unsophisticated girls in llie world. He
was already half in love with her, nnd be
fore they parted he mndc Kathleen promise
to meet him again. Presently afterwards
Harney arrived with intelligence that all
Ulstivn-lers moveables were pacKcu, ami
ready for departure 'Unpack them ngnin.'
said Harry Perceval; and Barney, wonder-
nl his master h hclrlencss, retired to
obey the new orders. A fortnight passed,
and Perceval hnd grown more reserved 111
his behaviour to Mercy O'More; and he
stole out every evening, after dinner, to
meet tho pretty Kathleen, with whom he
was so much enamored that he at length
resolved to marry her.
'I am going to-get married,' said ho one
day lo Sir Maurice O'More.
'Is it possible !' imtd the baronet.
!l knew I should surprise you. You
will bo more surprised when I name Mrs.
Henrv Perceval elect. I am resolved lo
do justice to modest merit ; Sir Maurice ;
for what is fortune given to us lor, but that
wo may bestow it in rewarding virtue aud
Sir Maurice admitted the justice of the
enthusiast's opinion.
'And, therefore, I intend to marry Kath.
Ieen Nolan, a poor, but beauteous, peasant
whom I ndoro.'
Sir Maurice oxorcsscd a wish lo sec the
charmer; and Perceval promised lo bring
her the next night. 'But,' he added, 'be-
sure and keep mercy mil of llie way, fur
she would laugh at me.'
And the next eveninir the charmer was
conducted into a little parlor at Sir Maurice
U Rlore's and there llio lover, the lady,
and the baronet spent a very pleosonl half
hour. Perceval had made Sir Maurice
acknowledge that Kathleen was more
beautiful than his daughter Mercy, though
Sir Maurice qualified the admission by de
claring it to be his opinion that lie had seen
Mercy, when she used to dress her hair in
a profusion of ringlets, look quite as beau,
tiful as her rival. But Perceval insisted
that it was quite impossible for Mercy lo
look like Ivnihleon or talk so liipcinnling as
Kathleen. Aud then it occurred to the
lover that il was time to depart, nnd he
said as much; but Kathleen did not stir
from he sent.
'Come. Kathleen,' at last he said 'we
mut go.'
'O, no: not jnt yet,' she replied in n
tone more fascinating than any thing Per
ceval ever before heard, even trom her lip?:
and running her fingers over tho strings of
Mercy's harp, that stood near her, she
played one of the national melodies with
such delightful expression, l hat Perceval
seized her hand, and ki-sinc it, ardently
cried aloud that ho was the happiest man in
the world; and Sir Maurice said that he
ought to be.
'You do love me a little, asked Kathleen
'Love you?' cried Perceval, 'to destrac
tion to madness.'
'Then,' said Kathleen, 'suppose wo rinr
the bell, and lei sister Florence come in to
witness our happiness.'
'What ?' cried Perceval.
'What ?' echoed Sir Maurice.
Kathleen removed the clustering curls
from her checks and brow, and displacing
homo marks which sho had penciled upon
her countenance, was dii-covercd to be 110
other than Mercy O'More, herself, who
had hit upon tins method of winning the
heart of tho man sho loved.
Need wu add that tho bell was rung in
compliance with Kathleen's request, and
that Florence came in to witness tho hap.
piness of her beloved sister; and thai
Mercy relinquished her right and title to
tho honorable and ancient name of O'More
within a month, at the nuptial altar.
New-Yoiik Police A younc man
named Floor, died last week from the ef
feels of poison, eaten in a cako. adminis
tered by n female, who called herself bis
wife. 1 ho .ollowinf particulars aro ffiven
in Ihe Journal of Commerce :
1 Ills fumalo, it is yenerallv admitted, and
by herself declared, was tho wife of Mr.
IMoor, and lived in apartments in Lowis-
uwccn, wuuru nc sunnorteu her. and wnere
sho passed as his, wife and sho is under
stood to be about seven, or eight months
advanced in pregnancy. After her arrest,
nits woman, (wnoso maiden namo was Hi
monson, and whose pnronis went from
Stolen Island to reside in Bergen county
New-Jersey,) acknowledged that sho hail
been to the market on thu night tho cake
was given, nnd had obtained some mutton
chops, but denied having had any cake thai
night at the market.
After her arrest tho apartments she had
occupied were searched, and a saucer and
a plate, each containing portions of pound
cuke which adhered tn their bides, were
identified by a Mrs. Fisher ami a Miss.
Phillips, or' tho same house, as thoso she
had baked ca'cs in on Saturday sen'night,
in ihe stove of Mrs. Fisher. It wan aUo
proved that wleu one of the cakes dhe
smaller ono) wis somewhat scorchod, that
the accused uxptcsscd her regret at the
fact, saying thatsho wanted Ihat cake for
u particular use, ind alio, that when a
child of Mr. Fishir asked for a picco of
the liiiinllcr cake, Vic accused again uaid
she wnntcd it for n particular use. but t lint
the child might have a picco of tho larger
one on the next day,
J he smaller enko the accused said she
had enten licrec)l'on the wov to ihe mnr
ket, which wns not the fuel. as il was evi
dently given Mr Floor, The saucer that
had contained tho cake wns nut into the
hands ofDr. Chilton; the chcmiot, who, on
making chemical nnalysis of tho portions
of cake ndhcring to its sides, detected in
them considerable portions of arsenic, tho'
there was none in the portions of cake nd.
hertng to the larger plate. A small iron
pot was also found by Justice Merrill in
apartment of the accused, which contained
11 fluid with n white sediment. bcinr' as is
supposed, the wnshings of the poisonous
vessel 111 winch the uoiigh of tho enke was
mixer 'I ho substance in the pot was im
pregnated with arsenic, nnd likewise, as
wo are informed, a bowl in which some of
the cake hod been prior 10 its being baked.
An apron wbb also found, of dark calico, in
her apartment, being the ono she worn
when she mixod and made the cakcs.which
was discolored or lurried yellow in several
places, as if some ncid had been snillcd
(hereon. lt,was ascertained also, that the
accused had inquired the effect of exalye
aciu would produce on the human system,
and whether it would poison and kill n per
son or not -and it appeared Ihat u female
of her appearance had been toone or more
apothecary Bhops, inquiring lor arsenic.
Thus things remained until yesterday, when
other witnesses become subpoenaed to at
tend ; before their arrival, however, the
father and mother of the accused came to
llie prison to see 1 heir daughter, nnd she
was brought up into the private exntnina
Hon room 01 the magistrate, where she
met them.
Thoin'orvicw was a solemn and afTe-diii"
ono. The inalhcr foil on hor knecr on tliii
lloor, and wont andjwailod alsud. Tho father
was also greatly atlectod. In tho midst of
this scene of griof and agnny, tho acensed
tola tliu iwngstralo and Coroner that Ihov
need not send for the wilnesses, for that she
did purchase fio arsenic of a boy in a shop in
Olivcr.strcet, on tho Tuesday preceding the
death of her husband. Sho said, on thai mor
ning sho went to the deceased for money to
pay her rent, and that ho only gavo her half
a dollar, and that she then went in a stato of
feeling she could or would not describe, and
proceeding lo tho shop in Oliver-street, pur
chased threo cents worth of arsenic, and look
it with her over llio river lo her parents' liousu
in Rcrgcn, and returned homo with it on
tho Saturday before the death of Mr. Floor.
Sno said it was not jealousy, and st:e
could not tell what it was (hat caused her
to get the poison. The magistrate cau
tioned her annisl inculpating herself, but
she persisted ingoing 011 with her story,
and would not be slopped, though the
Justice and Coroner left the room, long
before the ci.tupletion of the lale of ac
knowledged guilt not wishing to hear
anything disclosed through her mil il her
regular examination, which will probably
be this day.
Her parents lelt in tears, ond the bc
cused was re conducted to prison, where
she also cried immoderately, and wished to
tell the ofiicer nil about it, and declared to
her legal adviser her determination lo con
fess all thai hnd taken place. She bus
since sent for Parson Chase to alieud in
ihe prison as her spiritual adviser.
Mr Hunter has discharged llio important
duty of selecting committees in tho House
of Representatives in a very creditable
manner. Afier giving the Executive
Committees, i. c. those of Ways and
Means, Indian, Military, and Naval Affairs,
and Foreign Relations, to the Administra
tion, he has placed a majority of Whigs on
the others. Thus out of 33 committees,
the Whigs hive tlo chairmen in 23, and
majorities in 21 The following tnble
gives the political character of each com
mittee. Whigs. Tories.
Ways'and Weans
Public Linis
Post OHice ind Post Roads
District Columbia
Revolutionary Claims
Public Expenditures
Private Lan l Claims 5
Manufactures -5
Agriculluro 2
Indian Affairs 5
Mtlitury Aft'airs 4
Militia 4
Naval AfTuirs 4
Foreign Affairs 4
Territories 5
Revolutionary Pensions 5
Invalid Pensions fj
Roads and Canals 5
Patents 0
Public Grounds & buildings "M
Reviral & unfinished business 2
Accounts 2
Milcago 3
Expenditures slate depart moni3
do 3
do 3
Navy do 3
Post Office do 3
Public Buildings 3
Haiirisov in Ohio. Thu proceedings
of tho Harnshurgh Convention have been
roccived at Cincinali, and given greal snlis
faction. In giving (his assent to tho no re.
inalion, hnwovcr, the veteran editor of the
Cincinnlti Gnzolto, buys, very justly!
"Wu must habtcti to forgot that high
chnracier has been in competition for the
nomination remembering only to love
nnd vuncratc the noble feelings displayed
by tho unsuccessful parly. Wo ennnot
give too much sweep to a generous en
thusiasm. If it is destined that henern)
Harrison shall become the grand restorer
of (ho constitution, 11 enn never be forgot
ten that he became so through the high
minded concessinns of HENRY (LAY
anil his host of friends." To this all peo
ple will respond "Amen."- -Com. Adv.
Some of the supporters of the Federal
Administration nflect to be ignorant of the
claims of the Whig candidate for the Pros
idency to tho gratitude of his countrymen.
They are anxious, too, to make nttl that
his services during the last war were light
ly regarded by those who shnrcd wi!h him
the toil nnd dangers of the frontier strug
gle. A few extracts from cotrinporary
publications, will enable our readers lo
sntisfy themselves 011 both these pnints
Tho first is trom a loiter written by Col.
R. M, Johnson, now Vice President of
the United States, to Gen. Harrison, dated
July -t, 1313.
"We would not hove engaged in the
service without such 0 prrspect. when we
recollected what disnsters have attended us
fur wont of good Generals. We did not
want to serve under cowards, drunkards,
old grannies, nor traitors, but under one
who had proved himself to be wise, prudent
mid brave. The oliicers of the mounted
regimeul had some idea of addressing you
on meir ar.xieiu 10 bc a pari ol imur armu
in the campaign ngniiiot Cannda, nnd ul
giving you a statement of tho importance
of buying nn opportunity to make the re
giment eflicient for such u campaign hv
recruiting their horses."
Next is a proclamation issued by the
Mayor of Richmond, Va. nn the receipt ol
Ihe intelligence of Gen. Harrison's signal
triumph on the Thames :
"Fellow citizens Aain 'bv the blessin
ol Providence,' we are victorious. The
complete vtcicry obtained over the com
bined Indian and British forces, under Ihe
command of Gen. Proctor, who has himself.
doubtless, ere this, graced the triumph of
our mosi gallant lien. Harrison, will inve
us entire possession of the Canadas ; and
operate more powerfully to Ihe restoration
of peace than tho mediation of any power
on cnrtti. lnvo vent to your feclin
think of Harrison, whose intrepid valor
has thus achieved the victory. Let
illumination generally lake place tlirou"h-
out the city on the evening of to. morrow
under this restriction only, that by ten 11
the evening thev shall all be exitminiehed
The safety of the city requires that I should
urge this precaution, when it is most ar-
ueiiuy wistieu Hint every citizen will retire
with grateful
to their respective
Doubtless, every patriotic sentiment
will lend our citizens lo concur in this re
commendation. Hut let the houses of oh
sfcntees, or orphans, &c. which may nol bc
lighted on ibis occasion be respected.
'Mayor's office,
"Sunday evening, 10, P.M."
Simon Snyder, the patriotic democratic
Governor of Pennsylvania, thus expressed
his admiration of General Harrison in his
annual message to ihe legislature. Dec. 10
''The blessings of thousands of women
and children rescued from the scalping
Kiiou 01 me rutniess savugc ot the wilder
ncss, nnd from llio still mure snvairo Proc
tor, rest on Harrison and his gallant army."
Finally, the General order issued by
Harrison on the day tho American troops
debarked on the Canada shores, will show
ihat valor tempered by mercy, laught him
when 10 strike anil when to spare.
Head Quauteiis, on board tho Ariel, )
Sept. 27, IB13. (
"Tho Genera! entreats his brave troops
to remember liiai they aro sons of sires
whose fame is iiurnorttil ; ihat they are to
fight for tho rights of their insulted conn
try, while their opponents combat for the
unjust pretensions of a master.
"Kcntuckians remember the river Ra
sin ! but remember 11 only whilst the vic
tory is suspended. The revenge of a sol
dier cannot be gratified upon a fallen ene
my." Can tho present unwnrlhy incumbent
boast a singlo testimonial awarded by his
countrymen in tho hour of difficulty and
danger ? If not, let his partisans blush at
their baso attempts to pluck from tho
brow of his gallant competitor the laurel
placed (hero by his grateful country. Alb.
Daily Adv.
The N. Y. "Empire Slate" gives tho
following interesting report of tho speech
of this venerable patriarch, at a meoling in
thecity of N. York, shortly after (ho liar
risburgh Convention of which ho was a
member :
At tho gront meeting on Thursday eve
ning, that "old man eloquent," Peter 11.
Livingston, of Dutchess county, madu nn
nddress which thrilled I ho heuri of every
mail in that iiniuensu assemblage. " The
first lulinhiiiiui ol his heart," he stud, "was
Henry Clay," mid he proceeded to deliver
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beautiful nnd afTectinir eulorrv on his
chnmctor nnd public services. He went to
thu Jlnrrisburgh Convention determined to
use every exertion in Ins power for Mr.
Clny Vnominnttnn. "And who did I find
there? Gentlemen. I hnve probably at
tended morn conventions than nnv man
living, and I declare to you that I never
saw any body ol men that could enmparw
wnn 11 ior weigni 01 cnaracier. splendor nl
talent, purity of purpose, and disinterested
patriotism. More than fifteen were men
of three score yenrs nnd ten, and a largo
proportion wrro men who had been honor
ed by the people in every walk of public
service. All wore animated hv one snirit.
to arrive nl tuotii, in reference to pub
lic sentiment, nnd to make a nomination
thai would deliver this abused and scourged
people from the iron yoke of the spoilers.
IMncli as I revered the great patriot and
statesman Henry Clay, I could not hcsitato
to surrender my preference, if another man
was decided 10 have more strength; for so
Henry Clay would hove acted himself.
Much ns I loved my friend, I could not bo
insensible to 1 he merits of another friend.
I know Gen. Harrison intimately, thorough,
ly. Ho is the sou of nno of those immor
tal men who signed the Declaration of In
dependence. Such was the fchool in which
ho learned the lessons of liberty and pat-rioti-tn;
nl nineteen years of age ho left
Ins burnt! nnd friends in Virginia, for tho
dark nnd bloody ground, dcsolntcd by
the tomahawk of the savage; ho was aid
do camp of Wnync, in the battles which
saved our helpless settlements. He remain,
ed in the army, till the whole people of tho
we-t elected him as their first delegate to
Congres then a voung man; and Ins wis
dom and patriotism arc impressed upon tho
system which regulates the sales of public
lands. Mr. Jeflerson appointed htm the
first Governor of the North-west Territo.
ry. For many years all tho treaties with
the Indian tribe- were made by him -, ho
acquired 00,000.000 acres for the country:
and millions of the public money passed
through his hands but never soiled them.
1 Great cheering.)
Gentlemen it he had been brought up
in ihe school of Morlin Van Buren, anil
acted upon his mnxims, whero would ho
have been now? Revelling 111 riches more
1 ban princely ; his splendid coach, with
Lnglish out-rulers, and bnghsh liveries,
would have been rolling through the ave
nues of the metropolis instead of retiring
lo his humble farm nnd laboring with ln.
own hands for the support of Ins family.--William
Ilanry Harrison is the Americ.m
Cincinatus. He commanded our armies u
the west. lie repelled and scattered t i . -Indians
nt Tippecanoe He bUccessfulU
defended Fort Mcig against an overwhel
ming Indian and British force. Again.-t
difficulties which seemed insurmountable,
he contended always advancing, never
receding, nud never deleated until he met
Proctor ut the Thames defeated him
broke the Indian and British power and
saved the West from desolation' His mi--
sion was ended, and he retired to civil III-.
rich in public services, rich in the gratitude
of Ins country, lint poor in all eU.c. Again
wo see him in the House of Representa
tives, and Senate of the United Slate-,
mingling in all the duties of legislation,
with the great men of the land; and among
them conspicuous for wisdom, eloquence,
and patriotism- Most of Ins life had been
passed in the civil service of his country :
and not an act ot violence, of tyranny, "or
dishonor, sullies the escuichcon of his fame.
Fellow citizens! We can trust William
Henry Harrison. Grapple him to your
hearts with hooks of steel he will never
disappoint and betray you, as you haw
been betrayed heretofore. His election will
save the country, and restore it to peace,
and heu I the wounds that are bleeding nl
every pore. He will annul the fatal mar.
nage of tho i'Ursu aud the sword, which
Martin Van Buren is striving to consum
mate, a union which will destroy our liber
ty und change tins government. Nol
cliunge the Government immediately 1 ui!
mil. Martin Van Bureu will not violently
change the forms ; he differs from tin
Crusars, Alexanders, nnd Napoleons, ti
nmen in cuurago as in personal generosity
anil talents. But tho fatal marriage will
m.ikk an American Crcsar, Alexander, or
a Napoleon.
"I wish 1 had strength lo spook of Mar
tin Van Hurcn, said the venerable gentle
man. Go 00, go on, hurst from tho whole
audience, for all were eager to 6eo a pic.
lure drawn by such n maslor. I cannot :
I niu bending under the weight of years and
illness, and I pray you excuse me. But
one thing I must say. Martin Van Buren
relies for success 011 your divisions, and
that alone. He has no strength with the
people. He has done his country no otic
service, and there is nothing in his career,
or his character, around which the patriotic
love ot one human heurt centres, tie rc-
lies for success on your divisions, but ho
will bo disappointed ; and I declare lo you
my full and entire conviction that William
Henry Harrison will be the next President
of the United States. 1 pray God lo cou
linun my lifo till that blessed period I"
Would Ihat tho whole people of this
country could havo heard this gentleman,
near eighly years ot age one ot tho groat
men of New York with no interest in po
litical conflicts, save that of lovo for a land
ho Is soon to leave !
Gen. Wage's Endorsement ! Gen.
Anthony Wayne, jn his letter to tho Sec
rotary of War, givmitcn"oflicial account
of his sanguinary IndiaityBaltle, in 1972.
said .-
"My faithful and gallant Lieutenant
HARRISON, rendered ihe most essential
service by communicating my orders in
cvory direction, und by his conduct and
bravery, exciting the troops to press fur

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