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theso bitter fiuits,appealing as they did, for
n return to that policy, with a foree wbteh
Id would scem to bo overwhelming, appeafed
i - A l,arrn !n lK mtrc nf the
in vain. -r ... --
government was ioevitable; but the change,
ordained by the ruling dynasly, was not a
remedy for the di&tresscs of tho pcople.
Tliey again shot wildly to anothcr extreme,
and for the most prodigal iasues of an un
rcstricted and unregulated paper currency,
thcy proposed, through llie Sub.Treasury,
to sevtr the governraent from the people,
nnd reslrict the business of the country, so
far aa the Federal Government wn9 to havo
any conrtol over it, to the nieagre nnd un
ccrlain supply of gold and silvcr. A circula
ting medium of more than500 millions.thcy
would rcduce to less than 80 not more
thnn twice the araount of tbe annual ex
pcnditures of the government I
This mcasure was resistcd by the people.
Again and ngain was it defeated by their
rcprescntalives, and Ihat, too, when a ma.
jority of them were the pcrsonal and politi
oal friends of the men in powcr. But Power
tritimphod over the People, and the dced
st last was done. It brought no relief to
mdividual sufTering. Even tho government
was forccd to repudiate the very principles
which it urged upon tho pcople. It was
ubliscd to cke out a miserable existence by
the isiue of billsof credit; and when on
tho 4th of March. 1841, the Whigs took
KMsession, they found tho national cstate
covcred wilh the wrccks of twclvo years of
misrulc, and its adminislrators burdened
with a debl of 24 million of dollars.
These disasters were justly regarded as
the lcgitimate fruits of departing from the
old republican principles and policy. Such
was the deliberate verdict of the people, ren
dered in the Presidential election of 1840.
Thc wisdom of that policy, which had been
unanimouslv affirmed in the days of Mon-
roe, was again stamped with the verdict of
popular approval, by the most brilliant po
litical revolution evcr recorded in the an
nals of our country or the world.
Thc people required a substitution of
this policy for that, which liad brought up
on the country such wretchedness &. shame;
and to efTect this change, they demanded
and enforced a change of the administration.
Between the President elect and the repre
sentativcs of the majority, there was perfect
harmony ; and the first act of his adminis
tration was, to call an extra session of Con
gress to bring the sereral branches into
effectual play, in order to grant the neces
sary relief to the public distress, and remove
the embarrassments which were pressing .
upon thc government. I
The representatives of the people atonce
emeroa upon uie lasit cuiiiinmcu w mcuj.
Among their first efforts, they attempted to
reform and regulate the currency. Seeking
wisdom from past experience, they endeav
ored to frame a system combining the ex
cellencies, nnd nvoiding the cvils, of those
which had nlready stood the tcst of time
and trial. Tho result of their anxious la-
bors was sent to tho Executive : but alas !
it was not to the cho"!en nnd wcll-beloved
President of the people. In one brief month
from the inaugnration, by an inscrutable
nct of Providencc, the venerated HARRI
SON had been gathcred to his falhcrs,and
in the Executive chairsat a Trailor. The
iirst bill was stransled by thc veto. A sec-
ond was promptly framcd, and with a most
imcr&i spiru oi conccssiou iu uiu viuna ui
the Accidental President. His signaturc,
indeed, had been actually pledgcd; but
through trcachery, alike to the principles of
the purty v-liicli had clovated him, and to
liis own plightcd faith, that signature was
Thouzh embarrasscd by the pressure of a
recklcss opposition, and the treachcry of the
Executive and his followcrs, tho Whigs
wcrc not faithlcss. True to the country
and to their own pledges, they sought that'(
-ountrys weal in all the modcs lcft to them.
Ilaving failed in one point, they turned their j
cnergies into otlier channels. Abiding tho ;
timo unavoidably necessary to mature a
n i -a- l L ,.i:n,,n tUn I
jiressing nccessitips of tho government by
a tcinporary TnrifT. It was based purely
on rcvenue principles ; but evcn this fcll
undcr the Veto powcr. Anact was passcd,
lia.sRd upon the only jjst and iruo pnnci.
ple of rcprcscntntinn in the House of Rcp
rcsentntives the reprcscnlation of the peo.
ple, not o .lnle sovcrcignlics rcquiring
the election of mcmbeis of Congrcssby dis
tricts ; and even this was mcl a qunlificd
Veto, which ha.s stimulatcd a porlion of thc
rtntcs to defent Ihe law by disohediencc,
nmounting to practicnl Nullification. The ,
knife of rctrcnchmcnt was applied to the i
xpetiditurr s of the government ; forfunate
iv, with succcss, Iopping offthe momtrous.
um which had annually bcon wasted upon
n most di.-graccful and wickcd war upon n
hnndful nf savagcs, nnd inlroducinc moro
just principles of cconomy into all ihe bran. i
ohes of ihe government. The majoritv of J
W higs also sought, in common with a por-
tmn of their oponcnts, and not in vain, to
nffbrd relief to the mullitudes. whom thc er.
rors nf ihc government had plunged into
irrcmcdiblc cmbarrassmcr.ts. It wns done
by a bankrupt act, which, however difTer
ently it may be rrgardcd by those whose
interests were diffcrenlly afTccted by it was
foundcd inlhe purcst principles ofmcrcy
nnd humanity ; the very principles, indeed,
nowrecognized by every state in ihe Union,
through cilhcr its nan-imprisonment or re
lief iaws. In part through tho accomplish
ment of its own purposcs, and in part by
thc efforts ofopposers, that act is nnw at
Jin end. The great question of tho Public
I.ands wns also grappled, and a Disirihmion
bill was passed, in accordnnee with ihe
clccils of session, and for the first time car.
rying out the long phgnted faith of the gov
frnment to the several stntes. It fortunate
ly receii-ed the sanclion of Ihe Executive,
Jiinl the result of its temporary existcpce,
even when but a tithe ofthe nrdinary sales
"I thc public lands could be made, conclu.
aivrlv proved the wisdom of the measure.
Vinally, through unweancd labnrsand amid
ull uio embarrassments of cnnnicting inter--ts
of the persevering nnd all but unani
tnous opposition of the Locofoco party.from
IIjb North, thc lVest,.lhe centre, nnd the
r'outh, i ella ofn large portion ofthe
Simthern Whigs a PVihhitsa Tarifwai
pa$eed, and receirrd thfe approval of Ihe
Preiident. An approval. however. which
could be ecared only by a sacrifice of tbe
1'ii.inbutinn act.
From thit hurriedsurvoy ofthe course of
4ho "Iugs inco tho election of 1840, two
tfliinpinre evident ; first, thcv honestly nnd
fmthlullv soucht lo rcdcam their pledges,
nid liiui t rsslirs tha old republican poli.j
cy ; and aecond, that, in all poinU re one,
they wero preventea oy mo ireacncrjr
the President. The Tariff fornw tbe on
fnntonnl (ircntinn. In thesQ facts 13 tO
Tound the key to the causes 01 presem wu.
dition of the country. Tbe Tariff alone
could not, at once, restoro oniveraal pros.
perity ; alone, in never can do tbis. We
have, therefore, depressed pricea and un
stcadv markets still ; and vaat araounts of
capital aro yet lying utterly dormant in.
finitcly moro than caough to infute strength
and stability into a sound system of nation.
al currency. Yet there has been improve.
ment. There has been a great decrease
r rrrirrn imnnrtntirtnii 5 thnrn have been
largely increased exportations of domestic
manutactures and prouucc, giving increas-
Arl nftivi(tr frt nrrricultilml onrt mnrlinntml
"-'J 6...
lalir.r fn miniiifarf iimc nnn tn nur immpnse
inland and foreign commcrce ; all resul-
ting in iwo imporiani inings, an immcuao
rcduction of our foreign debt, and an ira
mense influx of gold and silver.
The strong donunciations ogainst ilavery
and slaveholders, by U Uonnell tias sent
such a chill through all tho Southern ilepeal
Associatiois, as to kill most of them out
right ! O'Connell says,
'Over tiie broad Atlantic I poun fostb
lano, tou InnnJJEjr; jf Ton kemaix
My countrymen, wa descrve a better
fate than we have yet enjoyed ; and lel me
tell tou that wo will find much of gencroui
sympnthy from America, lelling us that we
are to good to continue innstalo ofthral.
dom ; AND WnEN we obtain obb nobal
foiice TniuMrn, we will assist in bescu-
At Charleston and New Orleans, partiru-
larly, such mgralitudc will not be borne,
Tho New Orleans Tropic says,
"A noble, generous and worthy return
will this be for our money and our sympa
thies in behalfof thc sufferi.ig and down
trodden people of Ireland ! When we have
aideH them in the accomplisliment of their
objects, they are to lurn, riper hke, and
fctnke the bosom that has nourished, and
the hond that has sustsined them. Fo
kindness thcy aro to repay ingratitude ;
for money and sympathy freelv and gener
ously bestowrd, we are to receive in return
servile wnr, rapine, slaughter and devasta-
The thceholdtrs of our country express
sympathy for the "down trodden pcople of
Ireland, and send tticir money to help
them break their tetters. In return the un-
grateful wretchcs remind them of a "down.
trodden race in their midst, malciog no
distinction between the libcrty ofthe white
man which is their boast, and tho poor for.
saken outcast with a black or yellow skin t
Cc5 Some rogites undertook to make a
raiso latcly, by advertising a peculiar trunk
as lost, containing, among otherthings, "22
gold bars," well described. They then
went to a foundry and had 22 bratt bars
east, answering to the descripiion. They
mcanl to fit up ihe trunk, Jind it, and per.
suade some green or.e to pay them $1,000
and hold the trunk till the owner should
cal! ! No go ; the casting ezcited auspi.
cion, led to inquiry, and all thay took by
their molion was 30 days in tho jug.
Judge Rowan. The Louisville Jour-
nal of Friday last, announces the death of
this distinguished lawyer and statesman.
It says: " We announce with no ordinary
reggret, that the Ilon. John Howan died
last evening a little before sunset Ile di-
cd of cholera morbus, after a sickncss of
two or tlircc days. His professiona and
political carecr was a long and brilliant
one. we hopesome one of his Few peers
will do justice to his memory."
The choice of the District Conrention
of George P. Marsh gives universal satis
faction throughout this county and in fact
thewhole State. And what tends more
than anything to render the whigs proud of
meir nominee, is that the locolocos can
bring no charge against his private or pub-
nc cnaracier. i ne two locoloco pnnted
n..-i: , ... ..
in uuriiiigion, reeKing wun ranic uttra to-
cofocoism, as every body knows, can brine
no accusation against Mr. Marsh, but are
driven to make such confessions as the fol
lowing from the 'True Dcmocrat," a new
paper just started in that town, which we
request the 'Republican' to copy:
"As it regards Mr. Marsh, the whig can
didate, personaUi, te 63' Bm h'mas a man.
Wc accord to him a high grade in literary,
scjentific and Iegal attainments. We kno'w
he is a man of great research and industry,
and unlike many wlue candidates andofh-
cials, of unblemishcd private charactcr.
1 hus much we shall not dispute with the
whigs and it may as well be honestly con-
lessea as to incur the charge of disingenu
ousness by evading or denying what in this
vicinity is universally admitted. But he is
nevertheless a whig, and as such of course
favorable to the leading measures of whig
The Burlington Sentincl also has a par
agraph to thesame cffcctand the "Repub
lican" of this town finds great fault with
Mr. Winslow for his candor intimating
that any acknowledgement of Mr. Marsh's
ability or integrity is treason or 'infidelity'
as it is called to the Locofoco party.
Very well; if to say thetruth be treason or
infidelity' in the cstimation ofthat remark
able organ we shall know how to euage
the character of iu editor hereafter. We
commcnd the extract from the 'True Dem
ocrat' to those who think the whig papers
have dealt too argely in euloginm upon the
candidate for the Third District
And in connection wonld give the fol
lowing compliment which comes from the
flowing pen of one who knows the many
and estimable moral and mental qnalities
of our candidate.
"In the nimination oOIr. Marsh, regard
was had to every qualification necessary to
the the character of a Representative in
Congress. As a lawyer he has few equals
no superiors in the state. His literary
reputation is as extenshe as it is richlv
reerited and the vast fund of knowledge,
political, historical and scientifie with
which he hss stoTed his roind, will ceaie
greatly in aid of the right understanding
and due Derformance of hia leeialativedu-
Uea. As a eitizen be u lntimaieiy ac-
qnainted by participation, with the wantt
andwisnesot nis consutuenu, uaimg
deep interest in the welfsre of commu'iity
in which he lires.An uncompromising friend
to piotection an equally uncompromising
foe to slarerr, the annrxation of Texas, and
every othrr elareocratic abomitation, and
giftcd with reasoning powers of the first
order, and afluency and elegace of diction
seldom equallod. he scms lo be in all poinls
pecularly fitted for tho high post bc is dcs.
tined to occupy. And he will be elected
by a majoiiy in every county ofthe Dis
trict, which will make Locofocoism abao
don all hopes in this, quarter of the State.'
Franklin Metsitigtr,
Infiveorsix weeksfrom the presenttime
our annual e'ection will be upon us. The
two principal parties have thetr candidates
a nomination very generally, and the next
article in the bil; is to elect them.
The locofbcos commenced their opera
tion? early, put forth their tickets, organized
their party, and now, undcr the rose, are
doing all that they possibly can do, lo ensure
tbe success or their party at the approach
ing election. This working in the dark, by
them, isathrewd idea, for if they would
but be open in the mattcr they would s'.ir
up tho sluggish whigs to action. A full wa.
king up ofthe whole people, they well know
is tantamount to a great whig victory.
Hence the decreo has gone forth from the
locofoco head quarters to work in the bush
till the last moment and then to rush lim-
ullaneously upon ihe Iine of unarmed and
sleeping whigs.
But in all things tbe whigs lag in the rcar.
They were late in their nomination. and
they are later still in their operations pre
paratory to the day ofelection. Like drones,
so lar as we can learn, Ibey aro sleepme
all quiet nnd pcaceful as if Sopteitiber were
six months ahcod. The whig press is as
sleepy and stupid as are the whig politicians:
ou an nands ' Ueo. Apalhy has undisputcd
comrol, and at this rate will assurediy out
gcneral even Uen. Alatlocks.
Now, in what will all this end I End !
in the total defeat ofthe whig party, and ihe
election of a locofoco Governor, Lt. Gov
ornor, Treasurer, Senate and House, one
loco member of Congress, and the non.elee.
tion of the three whig nominees in the oth.
er thrce Districts. Tho pretent condition
or things continued nmonc the whiir Darlv
four weeks longer and this result is inevit.
able Vermont wilL by an unincreased,
perhaps. locofoco vote, be then ranked with
New Hampshire aud her twin tister in nol'
itics. locofoco, free trade ridden South Caro.
lina. The trutb may as well be spoken as
surpressed, iho whig party in the northern
section ofthe State most ccrtainly, presents
now, no more symptoms of real Iife than does
a talranized corpse
There if, however, a remedy for all these
fearful forebodings. The whig party of
vermont possesses giant strength. The
remedy lies in the hands nf tha whigs
iu iney appiy it j wui they, one and all
from tbis time till the ballot boxes areclosed.
put tneir snoutders lo the wheel and thus
keep Vermont where she now nroudlv
stands, independent, resting upon ths old
republican pillars upon which sho has lonir
stood amid the reelingi and iwervings of
omer oiaies-iriumpnaniiy vindicating, now
as ever, Wimg PsxjcctrLu nd Whig meaj.
Do your duty, ye Whies who have suc-
cessfully battled the destructivea for the last
ten yesra, and Vermont will still rcmain
mence now, every Whig arouse, young rren
and old mrn. to action, and the foe of Re
publican ivhig Principles. and that noliev
by which alone our country can prosper,
that is now lurking, serpent-like in the grass
ready to spring upon you in due time, will
be once more silenccd. The State is ours,
high and dry," if we will work for it
Otherwise, it is assurediy in the hands of
our opponents. Who will slumber till it
shall be too late to retain Vermont in her
present proud and enviable position T We
wait for the rcsponse, and trust we may not
have to wait till it comes to us in theshout
of victory from the camp of our political en-
pmies. ine uaieaoman
There is a locofoco paper at Burlington,
edited by a fresh hand from across the wat
ers as are not a few of the Fiee Trado
locofoco pnpers in this country. by up.start
Englishmen, yct so green that they smcll o!
loyalty-which opens its broad-sides furious
ly upon Gen. Mattocks, and the favorite
policy of ihe whig party, viz. prolection
fromcompetition with English pauperism.
Wo trust the General survives the outpor
ings of the wrath of the locofoco Britiih
pres upon him. By his devntion to Amer
ican Interests he has incurred ihe displcas
ure of such presses, and ho doubtless ex
pects thal their abuse will bo heaped upon
him in unmcasured quantilies, and is pre.
parcd to receive it. The little foreigner
advisej the good peoplo of Vermont not to
vote for Gen. M. for Governor, and in this
advice their is a strange, though not verv
unnatural concurrence ofthe whole locofoco
press ofthe State.
Query Why is it lh:l there are so ma.
ny Englishmen in tbis country to write un
and talk up the locofoco doclrinesof thedayl
The press ofthat party in this country es-
pecially in New York City is largtly con.
trolled by Anii-American and British influ.
ences. This fact is notorious. And hence
from that press gocs out sentiments of hos
tility to prolection for the sake of prolection.
iflc i aicaontan.
ready been beld in ten Stntes, for member j
nouK oi nepresentatives. I he
remaining Stales hold elections as follows :
Louiitiiini fi r. Mn.il : T . . T
Jiorth Caroltna, first Monday in Ausust. 9
Alabama, first Monday in August, 7
Mississippi ,first Monday inAugust, 4
Kentucky, firet Monday in August, 10
Indinna, first Monday in August, 10
Jrlinois, first Monday in Angust, 7
rennessee. first Tbursdayin August, 11
Kermoutj first Tuesday in Septtember, 4
Marvland, first Jtfonday in October, 6
Michijran, rTrst Monday in October 3
ew Jerseyecond Tuesday in tctober, 5
FeBnsyliania.secondTuesdtriBOet. 24
"f?""J ToeJ1,dy n October, 21
Rbode Island, undetennined, 2
V...... T .
etl, ne imorrn? tbe pnphc, from brandon to
aome more central location, perhaps to N.
York. Its ntle is also to be cnanged. in lu-
ture it is to be called the " Hegeaerator."
All tbis is well. Haviag become closely
allied ia iu spirit to tbe Boston Investigator,
and oiher infidel papers, its seems fit that its
title should haveasimilartfrminology. It
seems desirable that it should be locatcd as
nearasmaybe toTamminy Hall, that great
seething pot of infidelity, where thescum
may more easuy lau inio n, ntoum i
present location among tbe hillsof Vermont.
Middlebury, Aug. 9, 1843.
Election, Seftemder 5.
of Peacham.
of Enatburgh.
of Montpelier.
Senators.for Addison County.
Peter Starr,
Harvey Munsill.
Representative in Congress.
3d Distbict.
Conventions down
with them. Indepen
dent Candidates.
In this Iand of liberty diversities cfsenti
ment in relation to the common weal will
exist. The people who are the sovereigns
and goyero at tbe ballot boxes will difTer as
to the measures necessary to ensure the
public welfare, and become extremely onx.
ious that the government should be admin
istered according to their views ofthe true
policy ofthe country. Hence the formation
of parties as the only means of acting with
efTect and unanimity.
But how is this union to be attained in
relation to the nomination of men foroffice ?
By conventions of the respectivs parties
called togelher to consult and test ihe opin
ions of every portion ofthe community who
are afTected, fix upon a worthy candidate
most likely to concentrate the great est num
ber of votes, announce him to the public and
rally unttedly in his support. The wit of
man never has nor never will devise any
other means of placing power in the hands
of Ihe men who we believe will subserve the
the public good. Federalista andi democrats
did tbis. Whiet and Locofoeos do this.
Abolitionists and third party mec practice
uniformly upon this prineiple to avoid dis.
cord confuiion and utter defeat to tbe party
who inconsiderately disregard it.
But upon this subject as upon many olh
ers the views of the editora and correspon
dents of the Vergennes Vcrmonter difTer
very materially from ours, as might be ex
pected from a publication which has rcnoun
ced tho district advocacy of whig principles,
or rather under pretence of neutrality I.as
retained just so much of tho loose whig gar
ment as will pievent tlio world from being
startlcd with the rcvolting features of locofo.
coism or some other isma concealed beneath
its folds, Mr. Grandy declarca that " party
ties are looiening their infiuence, and cau-
cus nommations are coming to be regarded
as they should be." Mr. Slade is urged
not to refuse Ihe support of the peoplo for
want ofa caucus nomination, and is told
that should he do so, " he would be undcscr-
ving their support, and thus prove that the
success of Ihe party was paramount with
him," and horribile dictu," the interests or
the party would be the object for which be
would strive."
Thus while we have been exborting to
union, lo the prompt and cheerful surrender
of all individual prefercnces to tbe trinmph
ofthe glorious whig cause, Mr. Grandy is
lighting up the lorch of discord in our ranks
Disever the ties of party organizalion, disre.
gard the nomination of George P. Marsh,
and sustain an independent candidato whom
he threatens wilh mortal displeasure if he
discountcnances his disorgunizing course,
these constitute tho spirit and substance or'
the la$t Vermonter. If the object of Mr. I
Grandy is the ruin of both Mr. Slade and
the whig party he could not have takcn a
more efTectual way of accomplishing his
Mr. Slade has long been in office. For
six consecutive elections to congress have
the whigs of Vermont come forward, and
generously sustained him. Many other
able aod talented men ih his oistrict well
orthy of public confidence during thal long
period, have withheld their pretensions, and
actively aod patriotically canvassed in the
political field, to crown Mr. Slade with oft
repeated honors. He has been a faithful
representative. He has been active and zeal.
ou s in the public service. But be has had his
reward not only in the tens of thousands be
haa received from the public purse, but above
all in the'plaudits and honors which bis fel
low.ciiizens, for twenty yeara bave been
bjfwcing down upon bim. He ia still a
finfewiie of tbe Whig party; who upon any
proper occasioo may be yet ready to add
ither and brighterlaureli to the wreath which
already encircles his brow. Strongly influ
enced by these latier considerationsrwhether
t. i l ,rt:-
ngni or wrong, ana noi oy uujiimj " rar.
Slade, the conrention thought fit to nominate
another individual- Mr. Marsh has been
selectcd. He owes his nomination to tbe
bigh estima'.e placed by a largo portion of
the convention upon talents of ihe highest
order, united with sterling integrity, and
a private character of unsullied purity. He
has avowed himtelf lo be every inch a whig,
a whig protcciionist, a whig abolitionist and
an advocate of every other prineiple of whig
policy. A convention ofthe people regular
ly called to consult and compare the sen
timents in every section ofthe district havo
announced Mr. Marsh as the favorite candi.
date ofthe party. His name has gone tho
length and broadth ofthe Iand, and been
hailed with distinguishcd approbation by
tbo whig party generally. Will the whigs now
desert him. No. No. Regard to Mr.
Marsh, the subordioation, safely and unity
ofthe partv peremplorilly forbid it. Undcr
thc irritatcd state of feeling which an at.
tempt to interpolate Mr. Slade upon the rrg.
ular namination would crente, are their any
intelligent. friends ofthat gemleman so san
guine as to believe a sufHcient number of
whig votes could be diverted from Mr.
Marsh, as to secure his election, orcan they
cherish the hope that either voluntarily or
involuntarily Mr. Marsh will leave the ficld
entirely to Mr. Slade. In our opiniou such
bopes are extremely visionary, and should
they fail, the tbird round might result in the
election ofa locofoco by plurality.
In making these observations wo have
not the Ieast disposition to dictate lolhe hum.
blest whig in the disirict. We dcsire to be
Ihe organ, but seek not to control the opin.
ions of our fellow citizens in whose hands
the election is placed. Wo would not say
anything to wound tho feelingsof any good
whig, and least of all do wc desire to injure
those ofMr. Slade, nnd our columns are
open to a free discussion upon the subject
wo have dwelt upon. But we do moit nr.
dentfy desite the iriumph of the whig cause.
Can Ibts bo done hy running Iwo whig can.
didates sido by side of each other. Wc can
see no other safe course but to sustain the
regularly nominated candidato uuless be
withdraw. This cannot be demanded or
expecled o' Mr. Marsh who has publicly ro.
ceived and accepted the nomination. Will
the friends ofMr. Slade have tho magna
nimity to withdraw him from the political
arena where he will be liable lo be baited
by all parties, or will they pcrsist until the
iron car of locofocoism cnrrying along its
exulling and taunting partisan has been
driven over the nccks of both of the whig
candidates. Whero is the patriotism of
such a suicidal course 1 Whero is the pub
lic good, where is the tariff? All inconsid.
erately sacrificed to prefcrenccs to individ
uals, both of whom should be considercd es
dust in the balance when weighed with the
common welfare. Lel us reflect that offices
are not made for men, but for Ihe communi
ty, and should be regarded as mere inci-
dents in tho Iife of a irue American patriot
to be received with thankfulness, and with
hcld without conpUintat the pleasure Of
the pcople. Cease then whigs we I cseech
you, to cootend about men. It is beneath
ihe dignily of a free born American. Go
for the country whae safely can only be
preserved by observing the good old safc
prccedent of voling for the regular nomina.
Wool and Woolens
Proslrated !
We ask Ihe attention of the Farmers of
Additon County as well as through the
Stato lo the following'extract from a lctter
from a heavy dealer in wool. We hope our
subscribcri nill lonn this weeks paper to
to their Loco friends, that they may read
and judge for themselves.
We should have incieased our purchas.
es of wool but for the want of confidence in
the Government. That an eflbrt will be
made to repeal the present tariff" law I bavc
nn doubt ; and that it talll be one ofthe first
efforts ofa Loco Congross,
I am forewarned ;
and I fcar it will be carried by
pariy aiscipime
dhould that event take place, the woolen
and wool growing business, WILL BE
LAID PROSTRATE. With this, it will
also rcacli every other department of labor.
If the policy of Calhoun succcods we shall
see and feel that we shall in an cconomicat
scnse be tho culoniesofmother England.
Our vacillating government is the worst un
der Heaven for men of butiness."
The above extract is from one who has
year after year paid thousands of dollars
lo Addison County fsrmers for theirsta
ple commodity, wool. It is a we havo all
along predicled tnd said, that it was the
threalened repeal ofthe tarifTblowrs from ;
JMamo to .Louisiana by tbe Locofoc leaders
and papers that had done more to curtail
the purchases of wool by Manufacturers,
than any thiug else. Wbat says the above
-. . . T- , 1 , , .
wrueri ito snouia nave incresses our
purchases of wool but for wtntof confidence
in tho Government." This, the lancuace
of one, is but that of all, engaged in the
same business. And what has produced
this want of confidence in the Government
just now! It is, that the Locos who'rill
havo n majority in the lower branch of Con
gress the next session, have eiven out the
words repeal (As tariff, doton with the ex.
ertabli tariff, the opprened system of tax-
ation. Givo us free trade, open veur ports
with a new nominal duty for revenue &c
It is this languago that has produce'd this
distrust in the minds of men engaged in
manufacturing, and to whom the Vermont
farmer must look for a market for hit wool.
But says the freo-trade man " Vermont far.
mers can oxport their wool as well as any
thing else they raise." A great idea this.
to Iry and export our wool whicb it is nec
essarv lo urolect by a tsriff, so as to enable
us to raisu it at all. It is for the purpose of
secunng us against Duenos Ayres ana
. . . n
Smvrna wool that the tariff was laid. To
keep that out is absolutcly necessary to en
able our Vermont farmers to find a market
at anything like a fair price for their wooU
We ask our Loco farmers lo answer one
question. When nnd where will you find a
market for your wool, if tho tariff is repeal -
ed and foreign wool permitted to flood our
cities at the low prices which it is always
sold ? Lct this question be answered hon
estly and it would be
ui.loss at from 12 1.2 to 16 cts. perlb. This
once acknowledged as it must be, we wish
to ask one more question. Why will you
support Locofocoism, when in it you read
death toyour inle'esls, inevitable destruc
ion to your flocks of shecp that now afTord
you the means of paying your debts, and
enjoying a coinfortablo living 1 Wby will
you do it I Should your neighbor receive
into his house a murderer, knowing him to
be such, and knowing ho was watching for
an opportunily to lake Cie lives of bis family
and hirmelf, community would you know,
call him insane, and a fit subject for thc In.
sano Asylum. But what shall bo said of
the man or mon, who with their eyes open(
will hug to their bosoms this loco viper, who
will u.ilcis east from them, sting with de2d
ly poison or in uther words, the Loco lead-
ers who will sacrifice tbeir interests, on the
unhallowed shrino of
party! party ! ?
We leave this question for every considerate
man to answor. But we return to the ex
tract. The assertion, that if the tarifTii re.
pealed " the woollen aud wool growing bu
siness will be laid prostrale, is no more
than a man with a penny worthof braini, or
with one eye psrtly put out even by preju-
dice, can aoc There is no oiher conclu
sion to the matler. But how will it pros
trale business I Simply for this rea-on.
With no tariff, or with a nominal one
which in efTect is the same tbing, our coun.
try is filled wilh British goods, made at their
pauper labor price, which our Manufactor.
ers cannot compete wilh ; hence our manu-
factories must s'.op. If thcy siop, of course
no market i found for our wool.and alto oth-er-produels
ofthe so 1 which find and a home
market by reason of these manufacturing
establishments. Hence they are both pros
trated. This reiult is inevitable. The
policy of Calhoun, is that of Van Buren and
also nll tho Loco party leaders. It is nol
mrrely shadowed forth by insinuations and
inuendoes from a source nol to be relied up.
on. Il comes from the men themselves.
and from their prestes, who speak iheir sen.
timenls. To Vermonters, to our Loco
friends we say, shake off paity tramels, dis
cnrd ihoae men who serk not your good, but
the adoption of a policy diametrically op.
posed lo your highest pecuniary interests.
The whigs as a psrty have ever been the
friends of prolection. One ofthe fundamen.
(al principles ofthe party is
A J . 1
uroieciion ro nome in
1 his alone can sustain Ihe country. The
aesire m.imfesled by rash experimenters
for some new policy should be signally re
buked, by every freeman. The policy of
proteclion Us constitutionalitt,
its necessity,
has been distinctly recogniznd and avowed
by Presidents, Washington, JefTenon, Mon
roo, Madison, Jackson, and Harrison. be.
sides a host af other worthies who have
blessed iheir country with their services in
the field and national councils. Can we
not rely upon their advico and experience J
The coming election is to decide whether
Vermont thro ws aside tho concentrated wis
Idom of the fathers of the nation, or whether
their advice shall still be cherished and car
ried out. Rally to the polls then, Farsiert'
Mechmics. Laborers aniaJl. Support the
friends of tho tariff in the persons of tho
NOR &c. With thom you may be assur.
ed your principles are safe.
District Nomination
A correspondent of the Vergennes Yer-
monler says " we intimated in our paper of
the 14th ult. that some unwarantable means
might have been used to bring about tho
nomination of Mr. Marsh. Not the losat
appearance of unfairness eame to our knowl
edge except the admission ofa gemleman
from New Haven tupposed to bo oppoied to
Mr. Slade, who had not been appointed a del.
egaio on the'ground merely 'that be wase
good whig which wo zealooaly opposed, but
whose claims were urged as accordini
to precedent. This we considered of not
sufficient weight to be menlioned, becaute
his rote against Mr. Slade could not have'
comecear changing the result. Had wejdating this period. Encouriged by a litu
deleeted any serious unfiuraew at the time, tsmporary aqeoeu, this same psrty is no
we should have been the first to expot it.
and the last to accede to the deeision of a
convtntion so contrary to tho wishes t
then entertamed. Indeed notwithstanding
tbe hue and cry made upon the subject, w8
defy any man to show any ar.empt made to
induce an expression of sentiment by th,
Burlington convention. wbich was not it.
liberately entertained by that body. It WJ,
a convention as fairly notifiad, and a$ faitr
conducted as any assembled for a political
purpose within our knowledge. There waj,
as was to be expected a direraity of semi.
ment and a variety of candidates whoja
claims were urged by their friends with ta
active zeal. and had the representaiion from
the County of Addison been full, Mr. Slade
would have been the successful candidate.
But his friends cannot plcad their own neg.
1 ligence, and on this gronnd fljeopardise the
i election ofa whig canaidate, no more than
could the friends of Mf . Marsh hai they
been guilty of the same fdlly. And we ber
to know why any reasonable whig ahotilj
now refuse lo vote for Mr. Marsh, a man of
high character ard eminent abilities, aod
who alone under present clrcumHtancei
can secure ihe election. Mr. Marsh it ii
true has never been in office, nor sought il
personally even at the present moment, but
give him a chance, and we doubt not ht
will do honor to the state, and labor with ar.
dor and zeal in the national councits. T7e
must give him a triumphant election by ga.
ing for him en masse at the polls, or prcpare
to see the district at last sunk under the joke
of locofocoism. We ga for'no man. We
go for the whig cauir, which is synonymous
with the good ofthe country. Wc can of
course quarrel with no one for entertainiog
an original preforence for Mr. Slade. Ba
under present circumstances is it proper, la
it safe, in truth is it not suicidal for a genuins
whig to withhold his vote from a man whom
all acknowledge to be most signally entitled
to the confidence of the people. Let one
rrotto be oae which is as true a the holj
writ. " In unity there is atiy."
More than One Hundred
and fifly thousand
Has been and will be paid to the Farmwi
of Addison County this year for their
Staple commodity WOOL !
The difference in price compared with that
paid last year, will amount to a handsoms
sum. The amount in gross will fall not
far short of
Tbis has been securcd to thc farmers of
Addison County, by the operation of the
present tarifT law. Tfcis Jaw, the Locct
are determined to repeal. The question ii
shall they have the votes ofthe hard hand
ed, hard working yeomanry of Vermont to
sustain them in their work of destructionl
Common sense says
Consistency says NO. Correct policy
says NO. Every consideration that can be
urged dictates the same answer
Rally then freemen, to the polls the ht
Tuesday in September, and through the
ballot box thunder out in tones that shall
be heard from one extremity ofthe Union
to the other, death tothe party whose ob
ject is to repeal that law which has thus
far worked well, and which will continm
to work well for all classes in society, if let
alone by disorganizers and such experi
menters. OCommencement or MtnDtEarxr
Collece, oecurs on Wednesday next wtei
The public have already been notified thit
the Rev. Dr. Beecher of Cincinnati, Hoi
George P. Marsh of Burlington, and the
Rev. Doct. Lathrop of Auburn, willdelir
er addresses before the scvcral Societies-
Some, if not all the performances befor
the societies will be on the day previous.
The appearances are favorable for a larger
assemblage of strangers than is usual. 0f
the people in the vicinity the attendance
will be immense, as for years this literary
festival has been a great holltday for tfcs
people of Addison County.
The Addresa of our whig state commit-
tee to the Deonle of Vermont. Itissni-
ble production. It is written with a pn
of on and the point of a diamond. It
is a gTaphic history of the deepeningand
blackening eareer of locofocoism which
from the dnjs ofiron crowned Jackson
down to tho present moment, ha been
raising themoorings of national prosperitj,
aad.nearly whelmed the good old ship of
..... V. nf irremediless ea-
lami ties. Ohl it makes the blcod run cola
to look over the long eatalogue of outr"
geouswiongs inflicted upon the counti;
thretteningowithdittrMetioa.tnd tne (r

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