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Frccdom of Inquiry, and thc Powcr of Ihc Pcoplc.
BY C. G. EASTMAN.
WOODSTOCK, VERMONT, FRIDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 7, 1840.
VOL. I. NO. 27.
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Thoso who snliscritic for j eiir, mul do not nt llic tlmc
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lie conslilorcil ulcrllicr uiuil they urdir llit' pnpcrs lo bc
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AdmtUcmcnt' srnt lll liy pcrsnns having nn account nt
this nllU'e, iiliisl be palil fnr in wfmncr, unlcss aniuu onc
known to llio rilltor will becomu rispouiilblu fnr llio iner.
tlon.
Advorllsf inctits will bo coniliiunl nnlll fnrlildilcn, nmi
clinrsej accordlngly, iiiiless tlio niiinbir of iiitcrlinnn bc
pecilleil,
All commuiiicatlons miut bc nJilri'nird to O, f!, IIast
M.iNl mul tn ininro altenlinu, in ull cum's, tlio uuiuc nf
tlie nuthor givcn. Nn lctter is taktn from tlie I'oil-olllcn
on wliio h llio poatagc is nnl palil,
OFFlUi: on Court Slrf el, over Ihc t'ost Olllcc.
Aurr.nrisKMi:xrs ixsmtm), jxn jnn hvrk
EXWUTEI), .ITT1IV. USU.H.KJTKS.
W'K FJ3AK NOT.
" Tho fricuds of Vnn Iturcn nro tremhling in
tlieir shocs. at thu prospcct bcforo tlicni" so anys
n fedcral ncwspaper belbro us. Harrisburgh Ma-
gician.
OIJIl AXSWKU.
I'ciir I no, by hcavcn, Its not fnr us !
Wc Htaiul ns llrin n ninnntiiln rock,
Or onki llint rrnnil tlie wililiicriiif,
Wo fair not c'l ii llio cnrtliqunke ehock.
1,'all bnck tlie wonl c cownnl sluu'i,
I'or by our fatlii'r' sacrccl gravcs,
Aiul by thc IkM whrrinn thcy fi'iifilit,
I.ike tlicni wc'il die wlillo fcaringnoiight.
Onr cnine U ilemocralle trtith,
I'urc iu llic vlrgln Mrlpes llial wnvo
O'cr freciliini'ii cvirlanin? yonlli)
Aiul HpntlcsM ns thc nnlilicr gravo.
Thcn lct onr nnly motlo bc,
Onr Country, Onuie, aiul I.ibcrty i
Onr nation, nml our luillnii'a luna I
Tlio rishti uf frci'iloni fri'cilnni'ii ctune I
If nnc ilark ilrop ofrownnt finro
llc known lo circlo lltromli our vcins,
l.el it come forih from twr) porc,
Or blnil thc traitor fnl In rlinlin)
I'nr who wntilil stnnp lonmllo banilii 1
Or who wnnld tniich a cnwnril'a ImmU f
Wc nik no fuvorn incanly bonshl
We'ro I'ric In fcidril, frcc In thnuglit.
Wo'll fcar not whlle thc catloV Illglit
npininl, to tlie Ihroncof Iii iim ii)
Our I'uihc l goiul, our rniuc U rlglitt
And lclnry lo Ihe Just H glvcn.
Tlicn b Ihii IPinple of our fuiui',
Vri, by our rounlry uml It iiauio,
lly lartli, by n:i, by mar niul miii,
Wo'll lljht untll thu Mclory'it w.....
TIIU MOTHHlt OF NAFOI.KON.
At li.iir-past twolvo I took :ny Icavo o( Mr I.a-tour-Munlmrgli,
uur aintiassailor nl Itutuc, to visit
tlio l'alacu KMmucini. Tlio ntiibassailor latigliing
y saiil to ino
"I do not wiali to know wlicro you arc going I
am nupposed to lio ignorant of it.
"I nni going to co u woman," I answorctl.
"wlio will in no wUo coinproiniso ino"
"I.ook at liut a littlo for ine."
Somo ininiitos nflerwanl I was on tlio l'alacu of
Vcnico, whieli was ilcsertuJ uud acorchctl liy tliu
siin. Tlio l'ulaco nf Votiicu, tlins illutncil, loscs
tlio glooiny appuaranco of n prison, whieli tlio
nrchitcct lias given it. I tlicn cuntinuul tny wny
to tlio l'alacu of Kinnccini, whieli on cnluriiig np-
pcarcd to mu tlio tumplo uf silcncu nnil of ijlucp
A inuliitiulo of liltlu olvcs procccdeil from tlie
door, wiiicli wnn cartfully nliut licliind ino. Tlio
vcstiliulo wui us tlio intvrior of n pyramid, notwilh
slaniling tlio intolcralilo licat of tlio day. I was
conduclL'd tlirough n nuiiilicr ofapJrtiiiuntM liy a
Hcrvant wlio rcspuctfully opcnod tliu gildod door of
n saloon, and announccd mu to .Madanio I.vtitia.
I noutcd tnyaclf at tlie invitalion ofajoung lady
wlio wa.4 tlio coiiip.inion of tlie aiigusl invclid and
wailed to bo nddruised btforo I venturcd to spcali.
Onr convcKation bcgan by c.cbangiiig tlio uau.iI
rcinqrliK on Itaty, Uomu nml travailitig. I wasi sin-
gnlanly ntruck willi llio lirinnoss uf Mndamu I.cli
tia's voico. 1 bclicld licr to woaU so ctnnciatod,
so ill, so worn witli carc, siclnu.H, and old ago,
tliat cvcry word elio ultcrcd I foarcd woutd bo lior
last; aiul lli.it tlicgalvnnic powcr of licr voico was
likc n lamp wliicli burns liriglitcr just bufore it ux
pircs. Wlicn 1 cntcrud, tlie invalid was roclining
on n small narrow coucli, wliicli sbu lind not left
bIiico licr fatal fill nt tlio Vill.i llerglicse, luur
ycars prcvious to tliat periodl Witli tlioasjijtuiicc
of licr companion elio lialf raiscd licrsolf, and re
innincd in tliat position duringiny i.il. Uur cyes,
opencd and flxcd iippcarcd lo wandcr nbout tliu
galoon, ns if in eearcli of soinulliing. I did not
tlicn pity iior for bcing blind, for wliat sbc would
liavusucnconldnotliavu consolcd licr. iMoit all thc
picturcs and tlio etatucs of Groi, uf lsabcy, of (Ji
rodet, of Daxid, of Iiuiio, ufC'anova, wliicli pco
plcd tliis solitudu, unly brought tomind unhcard of
catastrophcs, violent di'atln, and ttiuniibaiit vic-
torics, changcd into tliorns. I, who bcliuld this
brilliant cxhibilion of thc rcnowucd act.t of thu
hcro, thijdoinuntic paiithcon, in frainu or nn pcd
cstals surrounding u blind, eiilcd dying inotliur,
couldscarccly rcstrain my tcarn, and was obligud
to sum up all my rcsolution, fur fcar of bctraymg
by thc trcinulous acccnts of my oicc, lliccaiiicof
my cmotion, and thus rcndcr viiiblo tq tlio blind
lnolhcr thoic picturcs wlicro licr mnn and grand
sonssmilud upon licr in thcir impcrial joys and
dunngthosc propcroudajs whieli. are now for
rcvQ gonc.
Two incidents appcar worlhy of bcing reconlcd
of my lint mtcrvicw witti thu mothcr of Napo
lcon.
"Wcre you in I'ar'n" nlie faid to mc, "wlnm
thcy rvplaccd tlio elatuo of my aon on thc cotumn
of Vcndomc!"
"l'cs inadaino"
"Wliat cfl'ect did it producoiii l'aris?"
"It was n day of grcat rojoicing for all tlio I'ari
sian pnpulation. Thcy nppcarcd ns if attcnding
tlio resurrection of ihc r.inpcror." .
"It must havo becn vcry grand! My sccrctary
rcad to mc from thu ncwspapcrs tlio dctails of tliat
grcat d.iy; but all llio desciipiions wcro so short
had thcy bccn longer I slioulil liave gtill fouiul
thom inconiplcto. A. Mothcr! I was so iiuicli as
tonished lliat thcy did not givo to thu statuo of my
3on tho impurialcostuine."
"Thero wcro diircrent opinions oiuhis subjectj
somo thought tliat tho Umpcror should bc rcprc
scntcd in his most popular dress, tho ono tliat Ilu
ropo kncw and lovcd; and tliis opinion provail
cd." Mndamo Letitia was silcut for somo ininutes, ns
if rcllccting; sho tlicn rcsumcd tho subjcct tn nsk
ino what I thought of tho costumc thcy had given
tho Kmperor on tho cnlumn,
"IncknowIcdgo,"said l,"lhat thero nro exccl
lent rcasons for thus rcprcscnting tho r.niieror; it
ivas noccssary tnperpctuato 1 li s licrnio llguro in nll
its simplicity of costuino, tliat after-nges might
scuitaswo ;o scen it ralhcr than un idcal or
convcntional cnvelope. I will however, confess,
madame, tliat tliis costuino would bo inoro in ils
placc on an othcr inonuiiiciit. Anothcr pcdcstal
should havo bccn conslrucicd for ihis modiTii stat
uo; but ifwo li.tvo.committcd a fiiult of archilcc
turo, an lionorablocxciisoinay bo fouiul intho scn
tiiiicntsof tho nation."
Tho vcncrnblo woman shook licr hcad, witli an
air of npprobation, and witli n dcep drawn igh,
sho said
"I ncvcr shall sce tliat novcr! Suvcral cngra
vings of tho colutiin wcro scnt to mu from Taiis.
Ah my poor cyes, how I regrcttcd thctn ! I saw
tho iliawiugs by fuding thcm. If I had bcen in
I'urN, God would havo givcn ino ftrt'iigth to havo
n.tccmlcd tho coluinn tliat I might bo fully con
vinccd. I fcar tliat thcy wan'.cd to dccvivo a poor
mothcr, in oxilo and blind. Arc you tistouUhcd
ut tliis? Ago mul misfurtimc rviulur ono iniperi
ous." All th'n was said witli dllicully, tho wnrd.4 inlcr
mixcd wiih sigln,wilh longpau-ics and conviilsivo
cll'urti. I fcarcd tliat cach word would bo thu last
to come from tliat mouth, wliicli was so palid tliat
it nppcarcd to liclong to thu toinli miicli uinro lli.in
to tho land of tho living. Wlicn sho rccruitcd licr
slrcnglh n littlo sho said
"ll U vory crucl to liva ns I livo hcro, on n bed
of sudcriug, and so f.ir fiom my childrcn, I havo
nothing to divcrt mu nnil ! nni nhvny iliiuMng,
Wlicn I could walk I wcnt nomctimM tn massnt
.yt, Mariodu l'orliro, nr to Snn I.orenzo in l.urina.
I snnictimc walkcd m iti V tliu Iliirlict.u; tliat U
a rrrtich(piartcr, Uitiiot! Tho rrencli mado tli.it
bcattliful promcnndc uf Mount I'iucio. You nl
inoet fancy you brcatho tho airnf I'ranccon tliat
charining hill. Thero U our church uf llio Trinily
wliicli I liko hctlvr than Ht. I.oui-i. 1 think Sl.
I.ouU is badly locatcd; it is nn olncuro part of thu
ciiy; thoTrinity is in n inuclilincr tilitatioii. Ilnw
h.ippy thcy nro, who at tlin inoiiiout nro nscciiding
tho lcH of tlio plaec ol'Spiiu, to go to thu vc!pcm
atthoTrinitc-ct.Mont tliowcnthcr is so (ino to day!
I fecl thero is n grcat deal of sun iu my rooin I
think I bchold it tihiuo on my witidows. Thu suu
ismy last friend."
I vinploycd nll tho rcpcctful cloqucncc in my
powcr to cntrcnt of licr tn banish from licr iiiiml
thcsu gloomy idcas, nnd to think only of thu glnry
tliat surroumlrd hrr namc. "Vou havo bccn chos
cn nmnng nll woincn,' said I, 'to I'ivc to thc world
ono oflhc grentest of maiikiutl. Tliis coinpcnsalcs
for nll tho ruil.'
A amile contrnctcd licr wiihcrcd but nnblo facc.
"Vcs,' said shu, 'ycs. It is thu rccnllcctinn of
my snii tliat consnlcs mo n little; I cnntiuually sce
lilin beforc mc. It is not tho Umpcror, thc grcat
man, tliat I sco; it is my son, my Itnnapartc, us u
child, wlicn ho bulnngcdo mc, tohis mothcr. Tlicn
no pcrson kncw hini. I'inu timcs ! Ono night
onu night ho was bclwccn cight nnd nine ycars
ofngc, I think hu was wnlking iu our gardcnlikn
a man who ij mcditating somo giunt thing; hu was
a child tlicn, I tell you. It was raiuing violcnlly;
his biothcrs had sought shcltcr in tho saloon, wlicro
tliuy wcre playing. I knockcd at tho windowsov
cral timcs, nnd tnadc. hini s'tgns to come to mc. Hu
shruggcd hissholdcrs witli nunppcarancc of ill-liu-
mor, and continucd his walk. Ilo wns dicnchcd
witli tho rain, but he did not inind tho ntoiin, nml
continucd his walk, witli his hcad uncovcred, nnd
his cycs li.xcd on tliu ground. .Somctimeslio nlop-
pcd bcforo tho littlo fountain in tlicgardcn, nml np
pcarcd to dulight in sccing it run, and to arrcst its
precipitancy willi his hand. h'omo ulaps of lliuiulcr
wcre heard, wliicli causcd hini a ncrvous shuddcr,
but it was not fear. Ho thcn crusscd his arms out
his chcst, nnd lookcd nt tho hcavuns, couragcouily
wniiing for nnothcr pcal of ihundcr. I scnt my ser-
vnnt to ordcr liim to comu iu. Ilosaid to liim witli
coldncss, but rcspcclfully, 'Tcll my inolhcr tlut it
is wnrin, nnd I nm taking nn uiring.' Wlicn thc
servant again cntcrcd, he prccipitatcly liirncd his
back on hini, and accclcratcd his ntcp. It was unly
wlicn thc storni had ccascd tliat hu cainc in, wctto
Ihc skin.
'Tliat was not riglit, my child,' I said to liim,
you havo disuba)cd mc.'
'I could not hclp disobcying,' hcnnswcrcdj'I do
not knnw what kcpt mc in tliat gardcn; but, if I am
to bc nsoldicr, I must nccustom mysclfto rain and
to stornu. I nm not a girl, I am n maii.'
'Vou arc a child, my son, nid a disobcdicnt child
If you intcnil to bo a soldicr, you will lcarn tlut it
is ncccssary (or you to obcy.'
Jlut I will comiiiand,' said hc, witli nn c.tprcs
sion tliat inuch cxcitcd our risible facultics.'
'Ikfote you comiiiand,' I rcplicd, 'you will bo
comncllcd to obcv, and fur a long tinic. Wlicn
you cntcr tho servico you will not bc madc a gcn
cral.'
'Hc advauccd toward mc, took uiy hand iulii',
and pressed it, thus tacilly acknowlcdgo tliat I was
riglit, but not willing to confcss it. Alrcady, ut
tliat age, hu was so prottd !
'What wcro you thinking about durrng youv
walk?' I said to hini, whilst I pressed my lips to
his wet hair.
'I do not know I do not rcincmber. I was
thinking ofa grcat niany things. Ah ! I was cn
dcavoring to recollcct a dream I had last night a
dream tliat plcascd mo vcry mucli. I drcamcd
tliat 1 was n bisliop; tliat is grand, is it not, nbish
op ? Do bishops go to tho wars ?'
'No, my child, tliat is cxprcssly foibiddcn thcm.'
'Thcn I will bo a soldicr wheu I am no lougcr
a child. At fiftecn you nro no longer a child; nro
you mothcr?'
'I think you aro sonithing ofa child still.'
'Ile pauscd for a few momcnts, nnd lookiug on
tho ground, ho said
'At fiftecn I will bo a man.'
He thcn oxtricated hiinsclf from my arms, and
nm into tho garden,'
Tho nnguisli mothcr, who relatcd tliis to mc,
was thcn silcnt, but licr lips still quivcred nflcr tlie
rccital. I undcrMood tliat sho dclightcd iu llioso
rciiiinisccnccs, wliicli had all tho scrcnity of tho
youthful ugo; and tliat of all tho cpochs in hcr
son's lifo, iiono wcro so cherised by hcr matcmal
licartas tho childhood nflhis grcat man. I most
gratcfully thanked hcr for tho inlimatn converso
lio had allowcd on my first visit. I felt mucli uf.
fected; I pressed her hand to my lips, and lcfl hcr
maiirnfully; but still dclightcd ut what I hadsccn,
nnd what I had heard.
Nothing iu thu palacu of Kinnccini denoted tliu
wcaltli thu mothcr of tho Umpcror was supposcd
to posscss. It is a sumpluous building, but would
bo unnoticcd in tliat city of iiingnificcnt jialaees.
Nothing has n moro gloomy nspect than a building
nrgo enough to contain n colony, but whieli, owing
lo uicdiocrity of furtuno, or tho pliilosopliy uf thu
proprcilor, is as dcscrt ns n ruin, as silcnt as a tomb.
A few servcnts wilhout livery, n lady coinpanioii,
and an old vctcrunof tho impcrial guard, wcre tlio
only inlialiitaiits of llio Itiimunini. Only onu suit
of rooms wns uiagnificciitly fiirnished. Tho wiu
dows whieli opcned on tho Corso wcro always c os-
ed. Tlio iuhabited apartincuts wcro to thu south,
and nvcrlookcd tho I'lacu of Vcnico. Thu saloon
rcserved fnr tho uinlher of tho Umpcror was dcc
urated witli impcrhl lnxury. Thero tho niigust
invalid fouiid at nll timcs tho itivignratiug cliuiato
of licr nativu island. A pcrpcttial spiing was thcru
cvcn during thc caltiva slagianc. Tliis slrong,
wouian, tliat tliugrlin monslt'r vurmi'il tu limeftn
giittcii for ils pruy, brealhctl tho purc.st nir, wliicli
wns tlie c.iu-e nf hcr prnlongnl ovisti uci'.
Now, iho licautiful palacu of IUiiniTiui lias
Inst tliat powcrful uniination which lliu last dnja
of tliat woman gavo it; it is a dcscrt liko inany
othcr Knmaii palaccs, it has lost its mastcrs: it is
likunno of thoso pyramids tliat aro tnade so vast,
tho hetter to iucloso thcir last tcnant chaos.
A'cio York Mirtor.
A SKKIOUS APIMJAL,
Wo do most carncstly bcspcak thc attenlivo pc
rusal uf tho fulluwing bricfartiule, from thu (ihibc.
It is thu concliiding part of nu nddrcss, in which
tlio douces, frauds, and miiiiitinits schemt-s, nf
Ihe Oppnsition, for tho nvorlhrow of tho Govcrn
mcnt, ino set forth in thcir truu colors. Ilut bc
licvcing tliat nrgumcnts nro not ncccssary tu con-
inco our enlightcncd conitiiunity, nt thislatu hour,
of iho cxistcncc of such uiiholy couibiuatioiis nmoiig
tho motley group nf whigs, cninposcd of llauk men,
nnd iiicii profcssing to bo opposcd to tho bank, old
I'luiKHAi.isTs nnd apmtale. rcpublicans, nlavc-
holdcrs nnd rauk aholitionists, strict construction
ists nnd latitudiiiarians, wo prcscnt this scrinus,
sensiblc, carnc.it, and thrilling nppcal to ull good
men uf patriotic sctitimcuts, uud hopc thcy will
govcrn thcir otcs accordingly. It will apply to
any mcriilian :
" Wo ntincal to thcm to say, whclhcr nll thcso
ficts and stiaugo dcvclopcments do not dcmouslralo
tliat tlie parly now calliug themselves whigs, and
having (Icncral llarrion for thcir standard bcarer,
nccording to Mr Wcbstcr, is not now in tho full
tido of consummaling ono of Iho dcepest, and niot
lcadlv cnnsiiiracies cvcr devi.-cil a"aiust tliu lilicr-
lics nf n freo peopte u conspiracy wiioso meaiis
aro fraiid, corriinlion, nnd iicrjury, to chcat nixtccri
lllinionsoi pcnpiuoi mo lair ucrcisu oi iuu ngui ui
sullragc, or plungo thu country into u civil war tn
prcservo it to thcnisclvcsand thcir nostcrity ? Wc
icavo it lo thcm to Ihc frco, iiiibouglit citizcnsof
tlie rmted htutcs to decido thu point lur thcm
sclrcs. nnd uct nccordiii"ly.
In cniirlusion,we would calmly uddrcss nursclvcs
for n few tuoiiiciits to tlie nuthors and ubctlors of
this nef.irious schcino of swindling iho pcoplc, by
violatiug tho ballol bnxcs. tihnuld they evcntually
kiicccciI in thcir crusailo against tho riglit nl sul
frage, nnd (icncral llairison ho Iransplautcd from
tho North llcud tn tlie White llousv, what a spcc-
laclc ho will prcscnt to Iho u)cs of tlie wnrld !
l.ung cro his tcrm has cxpired, thc nicans by which
hu has nttnincd tn tho clcvatioti which thcy will
trndcr n scorn nml rcproach, iiiustaiid will liccoine
so palnahlu nnil nolorimis, tliat oven whigeHroiite
ry will shrink frnmdciiiug llicm. It isimpossililc
that a schcinc nl Iraud, fo rxtcnsivn in its upcra
tion, and rcquiiing so many hasc instrumciits to
carrv it out, will lons rt'riiain n subjcct of incro sus-
piciou and cotijccturc. Murdcr will out, nnd truth
tliousli slow is suru. 'I lio wrctched loafers at tlie
Ing caliins camiot nlwajs bc rclird on, and somo
nf ihein will cro long, ns suru ns fitn, liriug bittcr
drnii"hts (ifrctributinii to thc lins ofthiHc who havo
citlier corinptcd, or paiupcrcd thcir corruptious.
l ii n ri.oT wili. comi: to lkiiit, Ihc wrctcli
cd piippctofTiiADiiKusSTKvnNs.Scnator I'k.v-
iiosi:, fcccrclary lluniinivs, .Iattiii:w L. 1)a
vis, nnd nthcr worlhics, will bo sligmatizcd as a
imirper, and ticrliaps drivcn fiom his seat by nn in
disnaut peonic.
I.ct us scriously, nav, solcmnly, warn tho ron
trivcrs nnd nbctlors of'tliis.itrocious sclicme of tlio
probablu conscnuenccs which will result from thcir
' !.... . ll . I I ...
cnniir.ic , nui uniy ugaiui uiu iiauoi nocs, uui
thc lirincinlcs, habits, aud mnriils nf thcir fcllow-
citi.cus. Ilaing thus collcrtcd n band of rccklcss
nnd mipriiiritilcdilcspcradiiC!), wilhout any of tlie
rcstrainls of iaw nrcnnscicncc; liavins inaintaiiicd
thcm for monllis, and stimulalcd thcm not onlr lo
unintcrruitcd debauchcrics, but to tho violation of
ecry obligalion of rcliglon and morality; having
encouragcd thcm in cvcry spccics nf idlcncss; paiu
pcrcd thcir vitiated uppelitcs witli a nucccssion of
maddeniiigstiiiiulants, and nnlitted thcm for cvcry
houcst purposo of lifo, what will thoy do willi llictu
whcn they havu answcred thcir ends? Will thcy
conlinuu tlicni on full pay and ralions till thcir scr
vicri.s aro again rcquired, or will they east thcm
adrift to prey on socicty?
Wo put thu qucstion: What do they inlcnd to do
wilh thcm? And wo call tlie uttciition nf nll lionest
citizcns, ull who posscss propcrty, all who valnc
thosanctity of thcir (ircsides, all who dcsiro to tc
pnso quietly nt night, to tho consequcnccs which
mu.st inevitably result from disbanding thousands
nf debachccs and rtillians, whoso idle habits have
bccn fostcrcd, nnd whoso passions painpercd, by
iuonths of log cabin debauchcrics; wlio hao bccn
inadu familiar witli pcrjury and frauds and letling
thcm lnoso upnn thu world? What aro wo to cx
pcct whcn they havu nnswered thcir purpose, nnd
aro cut ndrift, but midnight brawls uml violcnco;
liouse brcnkiiig nnd thci ing; murdcr nnd mnimirig;
insecurily of propcrty and jcnpardy oflifuand limli.
Wo nsk nf tho Uunkcrs tho iiniforin friends aud
cxamplcs ofmorals, dernroni nnd sobricty if tlii'y
can iu consciencu lend llieuclvea to a parly wliicli
dependson such men nnd such meaiis i'nr success?
Wu nsk nf tho Tcmpcruiicc sociclics, thu fricml.sof
tcinpcraiico, nnd nf all lcmpcralc vien whethcr ihey
willsull'er thcmcsUcs In bo swaycd by parly fee
lings.into tiniling witli thoso xeho have doue in ull
Iheir powcr to cnunteract Iheir benevnlciit purpnses,
and udd lcns of Ihoummlt to Ihe lisl of drunkurih)
l'inally, wo nik ofnll conscicnliom, nnd patriotic
cilizens, whcllier suchn iarty, deieniling onsuch
practices and such itistrumcnts, should eer be pcr
iiiitled to triumph over tho elforts ofa wrluous
pcoplc?
THU COVUIINJIUNT FOlt SATK ?
Tlio nsiounding dovclopinents mado iu New
York of tlio systeni of frauds w hich havo bccn car
ricd on in th.it city and I'hilai'elphia, by whig of
fico holdcrs nnd whig coiiiiuittees,ndd confirmatioii
" slrong as proof of holy writ," of tlio chargu wc
havo heretnforu mado, tliat u diabolical sclicmu had
bccn hatcbcd nt thu Ilarrisburg conventioii, to car
rv tlio l'residcntial clcctinn by thc uso of jtoser,
Thu wholu npcrations nf ihe cninbined factions who
were rcprcscntcd in tliat conventioii have becncar
ried on by inoncy.
1. Tho ercctiou of log cabins all over tho coun
try, is placcs of ri'iulezvous, has rcquired a largu
expendiliirc. These, liko tho barracks of an nrmy,
wcru to allbrd qiiatlcrs for tho vicinus and deprav
ed, who wcro tn bo ilcbauched with liquor, nnd
stiniulatcd wilh lyingand iullainmalory harrangiics,
and with vulgar and ribald songs, nnil corruilcd
wilh money whcn tliat sbould bo fouiul ncccssary.
lly thcso nicans thcy havu bccn prcparcd to bo ta
kcn into tho whig servico ns bands of hired mcrcc
naries, rcady, as I.noney sas, to " lay watcrpipcs
in nll nrU of wnyn." 'I'liut i, ron.ly to prncti-.o
nny fraud nnd iniquity which may sono tho iuter-
ests of thcir cmplnycrs; to go from Slato lo Slato
..iu, 10 pilll'llilMJ ll.O ttlK'M 01 OlllO.., .
"r
doll.ir.s cach, nr lcss, if thcy can bo hought,
2. W:lh llns corruption fund, liundreds ol ugonls
havo bccn employed and paid largo sums to trav-
rso thu country , to dislribulo pamphlcls and spce-
chcs, filled with tlio most scaiidalous faUehooils,
nnd to put in circulatioti all sorts of lying slatc
mcnls, to ngilato uud ularm thu public mind, nnd
produco n liigh stato nf excitement. Tho pay nf
thcso ngcnts has bcen in propnrlion to tho success
of thcir oxcrtious, nnd tho nuinbcr of vntcs thcy
could oblain. To aceomplish llicso nbjects, they
aro furiiishcd with tiioncy; nnd tho most iinscrupn-
lous nnd prolligatn aro tho most succcssful, nml of
courso rcceivo tho grentest rewaul.
!1. It is by tho corruption fund, tliat thcy havo
maintaincd an Execulhe coinmittcc ul Washington,
who havo dirrclcd thu operalions of iho cninpaign,
nnd by n scandalous abusc nf thcir franking prii-
lege, scnt cart loads of spcechcs uud tracts over tho
country; and fnr this purposo thc public stalioncry
has bccn plundcred, probably to thcainouiit of lcn
thousatid dollars.
1. It is tho corruption fund tliat has cnablcd
llicm to carry on thcir bitsiness of publiidiing thuir
Iracts nnil spcechcs, to an cxtcnt stirpassing cvcry
thing which has bcen wilnesscd in this country.
5. It is by tlie agcncy of money tliat they aru cn
nblcd to charter stcainboals, nnd pay tliu cxpenscs
of trnnsporting Iho vagabouds nnd pcrjured hire
lings finm Stato to Stato to givu fraudtilcnt nnd il
legal votcs.
(!. It is by thu meaiis of money tliat they nro en
ublcd tn pay thcso ' watcrpipcs,' or purchascd il
lains, thc wageaof theircrimcs, whethcr Ihirty dol
lars pcr hcad, tho l'hiladclphi.i market prico, or, a
lcss sum.
7. It is by a profuse cxpcnditurc nf money tliat
they havo gnt togcthcr tlie iiiultituiles nt thcir con
vcnlious, ns llio cxpenscs nf tho grcatcr porlion
havu becn paid from thu whig fund.
It is by lliu ngcncy of money tliat all thc opcra
tinns of thc piebald faclion havu bcen carried on
sincu tho Ilarrisburg coiivcnlion.
8. It is llio money lo bo sharcd as Ihc spqils of
ollice which sliinulatcs tho prnlligatu and noisy par
tisans nnd cxpcctants, who havo takcn tho ficld ns
lcadcrs and stump orntors of thc parly.
!). It is thu expcctation nf making money which
has cnlistcd wilh such intcmpcratc zcal tho specu
lators, stock-jobbcrs, broken iiierchant.s, nnd men
of ruined nnddesperatu fartuncs, whoatu iu hopcs,
by honk or by crook, iu somo wny to rclrievo thcir
circumstaticcs by blowing up tho bubble of thc
credit system again.
10. It U tliu hopc nf making moro money thatin
duccs tho gambling iuerchants and capitali.t.s to
' btecd so frcely,' ns I.ooncy said, to supply this
coriuptinn fund. Thcy uonsidcr it a prnlitablu in
vcstmcnt, and cxpcct to gct thcir monoy back
ngain, wilh suclindditionsas willsatisfy thcir prof
ligatc trallicking ciiiidity.
11. Itis adcsiicand expcctation of making moro
money, tliat sliinulatcs tho moiiopolisls and cnrpo-
rato manufactiircrs lo n furious zeal iu tho c.msu of
whigcry, and lcads thcm to thrcatcn and opprcso
tho workinginen in thcir cinploy, to forco thcm tn
voto against thcir conscicnccs.
12. It is to gain money', by gctting a " national
guarantcd" for thcir stocks and honds, and ndding
to thcir market aluc ioinc forly or fifty millions of
dollars, tliat foreigu capitalisls havo inlerfered iu
this clcction, and no doubt advanccd fiinds to over
llirow uur freo inatitutinns by corruption.
It is tho corruption fund tliat has sustaincd aud
kcpt up tliat disgraceful practico of attcinpting to
inllucuco public opiniou by brnggingaiidiciiHj'on
thu rcsults ofclcclions.
It is thus seen tliat mbncv is truly tlie root of
all cvil' in politics. Ilut it is thc lifo and soul of
modern llritish whigery. Tuko tliat uway, and
thu wholo coinplicated machinery of llritish whig
clcctioiieering would at oncu slop. Tho log cab
ins would not havo bccn crectcd llio carousals and
drunkcn ruvels would ccase ihuTippecanoo song.s
would loso tlieir miisic thu whig ugents and co
horts would loau thcir cmployincnt and thcir wagcs
iho iiifainous Irnllio iu voles would cease, if
thero was no money raiscd to pay for thcm, and
rcwurd tho guilty ngcnls who purchaso thcm; nnd
thu new whig import trado iu ' taifer pipes' would
bc discoutiiiucd.
Wero thu llriliih whigs to succccd by meaiis
such us thcsu, it would bu thc triumph of iho coit
nurr infi.uknoi: or moxky ocr thu iitttlli
gcncc and virlue of thc pcoplc. Tliat is thu real
issuo now bcfoiu thu country. It is u frighlful uud
appalling ksuo. Thu credit sutem party havo ad
vcrtiacd tho govcriiment for sale, nnd nru now at
teuipting to purchaso it, wilh domcstic rags and
foreigu gold with I.ooncy 'watcr pipes' nnd lladg
cr 'yurn,' purchaicd nt ihirty dullars pcr foot, and
coiisigncd to Jamcs II. (ilcntworlh and U. C, Wct
inoro, whig factnrs and brokcrs iu New York, nnd
Jaincs Young, Hobert Millcr, nnd (j'corgo l'Uton,
wc;i brokcrs iu I'hiladclphia.
And has our country como to this? Is tho I're
sidency to bo hnnghl wilh money? Iu tliu corrupt
age of f.illcn Uome, thu impcrial purjilu was often
put up iit mtction, aml struck oll'lo thu higlicst bid
ilcr, aud ho who could coimuand lliu most money,
bccaino Umpcror. Aro wo not npproiubing this
stato of dpgradation, nnd sull'cring tho (.'hicf Ma
giitracy of tho Kepnblis to bu controllcd and irlu
ally bought up with inoncy?
It is hdfnhlu to cotitcmplato tho stato of things
now exiiting in onr country. Tho trallic in votes,
tho scencs of fraud, corruption, and pcrjury, which
havo ju.it bcen devolnpcd iu New York, nro oi'en-
i.y imKKXiiuD and juvrini:n bv thu lcadcrs of
thu ISriti-.li whig party. Tliu iolalors of lliu l.tws,
tho pcrpctrutors of n cn'vic tending lo snbvctt our
in.tfilutiuns, nnd iiivoMug with it also thuadditiou
nl ciimo of pcrjunj, aro npcnly juslified and ccn
nnminatcd fnr high uud rcspnasiblo ollices.
What n bold nnd nudacious defiauco of tho mo-
iiai, si:Nsn of lliu cominunily ! Whocanwilncss
ilicsi! tiiiiiL's u-ltliiiut thu most fearful furcboiliii'' of
. n c
,'it;!liu uur liuloed ciiiiiuiy ; Ciiu juou iau iij
bo mnintaitied iu npcn ilisregard and cvcn dcliancc
of ;ii(4c morvhl I.ct history answcr. It is in-
cnusistent not only with thu laws of society, but
tho laws of flnd.
L'nless tho inoral scnso of tlio nation, which mo
mcntarily scems to be torpid, can bu rcaniuintcd,
and its cnergy rcstored, -o ns to arrcst tho carccr
of fraud and corruption, which aru now iolluting
thu very fouiitaiiisoflibcrty, our frcc cunitiluthns
will he overllirown, andour country "uincl. At
so alarining n crisis, thrcatening not only thu libcr-
tic.s, but tho morals of thu country, will thu M'nti
nels of freedoin slccp! I.ct thcm aroiiso theui.el-
vcs bcforo it is tno late. I.ct cvcry truu Ainerieaii,
evcry honest friend of our popular in-titiiti(Hi.s,sol
eninly swcar upon lliu altar of his country tliat
these enoriiiities shall hc uriexlcd, and thal thc
llcjnihlic shall hc tavcd! Globe.
From thc.r. II. Cazellc.
(jkn. HAititisoN's oi'imon orTin:
Fi:i)i;KAI. l'AltTV.
" Thc originnl Fedcral party of thit country
Ktti acluatcdby no improper mvtitc."
1113 01M.M0.N 01' Tlli: WAlt rKt)UnAl.l!STrf.
" 7'ic I'c.'eral party took ground against thc
War, und,usa parly, rnv.nr. nkvkii kxistkd
a fUKKit uanii or PAiiiioTs; for tchcn Ihc
notc of slnfe icas tounded, they rullied under Ihc
banncr of thcir country."-llarrtsoiCs late bpcech
ul Dayto'i, Ohio.
Thero is not an old l'cderalist now in thu Uiiion,
and thero nevcr was one, who could inako a tron
ger declarution in faur of tho fedcral parly, than
thc abovo.
It is iiiiatleinptata jiistilicationnf thcir roniliict,
from tho uarliesl xl.igc of parlies, tlirough tlie stock-
jobbiug spcculatiim uf llan.iltoii's "funJing sys
lei:i;
Thcir broad pcrvcrsion of tho Constitutinn,
claiining thu riglit to do any thing, under tho 'gcn
cral welfaru clausu, ihatCongrcss might judgucx-
pcdienf,
Thu cnnscquent pasago of tho nlicn nnd scditinn
laws, makiii" it puuilublc wilh lines nnd iuipris-
oiiincnt to ccnsuri! thul'residcnt, thc Ileads of
Dctiartinents, or cithcr IIouso of Congross;
Thcir "cncral and svftcmalie opposition to tlieir
nwn couiitrv, nnd thcir defcnro nftho llrilish gov-
ernincnt in nll its rcstriclious upon uur coiinncrcc,
nnd tho iinprcssiiicnt of our scaincn;
Thcir declaration llnt ' llrilain has Jonc ui no
ciscntiitl injury;,
Thcir opposition to cvciy pacific modc of rctali.
ation, such ns tho cnibargo aud nou intcrcoiuse;
Tlieir ileiiunciation of ull thcsu incasurcs, as
irnr in ilisguiie;"
Tlieir approval nf thc conduct oflhc llrilish gov
crnmiMit, in disavnwing tlie pacilic and satifactojy
nrrangcmciit of all these ilitlicullics betwccn our
"ovcrnnicnt nnd tho llritish ministcr at Wnshing-
(oii, (Mr r.rskinc,) iiotwithstanding thcy hadprai.s
ed nnd lauded thal nrrnngciiicnt as an act ofmag
nanimily in the Hrithh gournmenl, nnd tauntcd
onr Hovcrniurtit with thc assertion, tliat llritain Ind
cvcr bccn rcady lo do us jitsticc, tliat thc sat.ic
tcnns might ulwa)s havo liccn oblaincd; but thal
our govcriiment wcro not di'poscd to any r.micable
adjiislnicnt ;
Tlieir dcnuncialioii of evcn tho Urskino nrrunge
mcnt itsclf, nflcr it cumo to bo disaowcd by tho
llritish, abusing our govcrninent for making it, aud
cvcn accuscd it of closing tho urrangcment with u
knowledgo tliat Mr Urskinu was not authorizcd by
his Govcriiment to ngreo to it.
Add to this, tlio munifcst cotincction of thcir lca
dcrs with the plot dUcloscd hy John Uenry, in his
cnrrcspondcnco with tho Govcrnor of Cunada, to
dismember tho union of thcso Statcs.
Vet, Gcn. Ilarrison says, this party, " thc ori-
ginal Fedcral parly of this couuli y, icas acluntc j
hy no improper moi'tc"(,')
Would nny man who was. not a mcinbcr of ' thc
original Fedcral parly' hiiuself, say this? Not
ono. Thero may bo individual exceptions, but
spcaking of tliein 'ns u party,' what Democratic,
Iteptiblican, of llio Jcflcrsonian stamp, will say
tliat, " thu fedcral party wcro sictuatod by no im
proper mntivcs"? Who will say, that tliis docsi
not b iuco n fraternal attnchmcnt to that party, nnd
that it is not iutciidcd to palliato and dcfcnd thcir
wholo lino of conduct?
Ilut this is not a mcro casual riimark, no slipof
tho longuc, it is rcpcatcd cinphnlically iu tho samo
speech. Ile says, spcaking of lliu lato War, " the
Fedcral party took ground ugainst thul ivar,und
as a partv, theic ncvcr cxislcd a purer band "f
I'ATitioxs; for whcn thc note of ttrife tt'os jou
they rullied under thc liunncr of thcir coj'i
Iry." In what way did thcy rally under tho ban
ncr nf thcir country?
Was it in voting ugainst laws to furnish tho
incans nf carrying on tho war?
Was it in voting against appropriations for do
fraving tho cxpenscs of our gallant Nuvy?
Was it iu voting against making provision to fill
thu ruuks of llio Army?
Against cnfurciiig tho non-iiiiportalion laws?
Against thu hill to raiso fivo regiincnts of riflo
iiien? Against llic bill to call forth thu militia to cxu
cutu tho laws of Iho Union, nnd repcl iuva-iuii?
And, iu fic darkcst period of thc icur, against
prnviding addilional rcvenuo fnr defrawng llio cx
penscs of Guvcrmneut aud inaiiitaiuing tho publiu
credit!
Against n bill to nuthorizo tho I'rcsiilcnt to call
upon tho soeral Slales for thcir repcctivu qtiotas
nf militia to dcfend tho fronticrs ag iinst l.WA
SION? Wns it in doing nll thcso things rcpcatcdly, and
voting against an iippropriaiioii for rebiiilding tho
Capitul aud public ollicui, which had liccinlcit.oy
ed by thu enciny, aud dcelariug that thoy " kticui
thc bound of Uonslilulional oppoiition, and vp
to thme baundi thcy would fcurlcuhi i "
SVas ihis " rullymg under thc banncr of thcir
country ?"
Vet, all theso things did Mr Web.ter, th? heir
apparent to thu l'rcmieiship, in thu cvetit of llio
cleetioii of Gcn. Ilarrison, and i-o did his ajsoci
ates lliu rcdcral l'arly.
Was 'it ralling under tho banrw of thcir coun
try,' to make a inution iu Congress ti. impcach and
dcpose .Mr Madison l
Was it, whcn tho rcdcral party, in tho I 'fisla
turu of Mas-achusctls, cn HiiJsc,rccoiumeiidcd and
Mttcil for thu Hartford ('niivcnliuu?
Whcn that Conventioii inet, froni thu fivo New
Unglaiid Statcs, with thu mauifest intcntion, oicu
ly avowcd by tlieir lcading papcrs and lcndhig
men, lo inako a scparato pcaco willi llritain, uit
lcss their dcinands wcro coniplicd wilh by thu
Gnverninent!
Did this look likc n " rally under thcir cou.v
thv's uax.nkii ? Or was it a rally under tho
Jivc stripcdjlngl and intendcd, us has bccn rc
cently allcgcd by llio Unitcd Scnice Journal, (a
llritish semi-ollicial jntirnal,)
" To scparatc the .orlhcm and F.aslern from
thc Saulhcrn and IVeittrn Statet, eslahlish a
LIMITE1) MOXAllCllY in thc first natned
Statci,plncing one of thc PUI.YUFS of the
M.QOI) on thc TIIllO.Yi:, and slrengtheni
the new Truns-.lllunlic KLYUDOM, by an ul
llunce, ni'fuin! and dtfensicc, uilh A'A'G
I.A.YD"! JOHN W. TAYI.OK'S OIMNION OF
CI:N. HAItltls'O.V, (as Aimnr.ssKn to
Gnv. ToJIPKI.ns) i.v ISIO. '(icnrrnl Ihrriinu
was nbent (frnm Washington) but if l;o Was on
tht! spnt, it would bc nf qticslinnable pnlicy Ioimvu
it (thc comiinr.d of the Nortliern ArmO lo liim.
Gcueral llcsha, of Kcntuckv, who is uo'w tn l on
!:res. savs that iCJIIAlililSON IS NOT A
I'lN llUriT.ll THAN lll'l.l.iril That had not
GovernorShelhy dcleriiiinedly pcri-i-lcd in p.ir.tjin"
I'roclor, Gcncral llariiinn would havu f. ith reil
nn laurcls; that Ilarrison pertiiiacioiii.lv ndbirt'd to
his intentiiin ofstoppipg short nt Mnlden, a J v. s
ilivcrled froui his purpose only by Govcrnor Pbcl
by's finimcss and deteriiiin.'tioii to piirsiu1 I'roclor
w'ith such voluutccrs ns might chooeloiic!,rniipany
liim, nnd leaM) Ilarrison nl Maldeu. 'I Iu' l-.ll. r
linding himsclf likcly to bo li fl AI.ONU, thafghl it
Ihc safcr courso to Art'OMI'ANY tho nrmy. It
is furthcr nllegcd ',cjll.1llllS0.Y TOTAL
l.V llFCAltDS AU. F.VOXOMHAl.
CO.YSim:UATIOXS,A.YI) THAT T IF.
i:-VF.XSFS OF IIIS LASTCAMl'Alli.Y
ILirK cnSTA SUM ICXTUA KAdA.YT
HKY0X1) CAI.cn.ATIOX.Jil Cl.rm.sfor
unprowded wagons, hrrses, men, prmnionn, &c
&c ure daitv comiiig into a OIl.MOL'S
A.MOVXT."
From the Xew York Ileral !.
Tlin INVF.STICATION JIOIIF. AW-
FI'I. DISfl.OSIMir.S THU l'L'ni-
TV OF FOMTICIANf.
Tho (widcnco, dcvelopitig tho purc morals of
pnlilicians, gcts richcr ccry day ccry liocr.
Thu tolimrmv of the la.t two ilay , nnd jiarln-u-larlv
that publ"ihcd in our rolnimn lo day is of Iho
most reiiiarkaMo clnractrr. It bcgun tn look
black bhu-k willi giiilt. Ilcrrtoforr, sonir hesi
tatcd tobelicctothc story ofSlevcnon, allhough
it was uncnntr.idictcd bv filcntworlh, but cery
day frcsh nnd unimpcacliablc witncss "g'nc ron
linnalinn strnns" that wlnl llio two tob' rcn in
spcctorn told, what Cnpt Slmllzand Young sworo
to, was founded ou fart.
It ii now in proof from ' dislntcrciled wilne

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