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DAVID FULTON, Editor. odr country, liberty, and god. ? -ml Poxkto-.
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neSed with this establishment, must be post paid, i their resignation until I uesday morning
OFFICE on the south-east corner of Front and of two days only a large opportunity
Princess streets, opposite the Bank of the State. would have been afforded me of perform-
a jng the work of making an almost entire
From. Madisoniaa. Cabinet, which had required, on the part
CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN THE ftf nredecessors months to adjust
DEMOCRATIC ASSOCIATION OF NOR-; J my predecessors montns to aojusi.
FOLK BOROUGH AND PRESIDENT TY- rhe Veto Message had gone in for some
LER. i days ; yet they did not resign earlier than
Nohfolk, Aug. 25, 1844. Saturday thus leaving me the shortest
Respected Sir: It is with great plas-1 possibie time wilhin which to surround
ure we perform the duty assigned to us by ! me,f whn new a(Jvisers.
a vote of the democratic Association of To a majority of the Cabinet, I had sub
Norfolk Borough, of forwarding to you a ju j , gojemn f the pr0priety of
J . t r tt ill WW
copy oi me loiiowmg preamoie anu reso-!
iuiion, which were unanimously adopted
on the 23d of August :
Whereas, the Republicans of the Bo
rough of Norfolk, in general meeting as
sembled, having heard of the withdrawal
of John Tyler, President of the United
States, as a candidate for re-election to the
Presidential office, do unanimously re
solve, That they deem this a proper occasion
to express their high sense of the many
distinguished services which, during his
able, dignified, and prosperous administra
tion of public affairs, he has rendered to
his country ; and of the lofty, pure, and
patriotic motives f y which he has been
governed in fulfilling the responsible trust
confided to him by the people ; and anti
cipating that "judgment of impartial his
tory" to which he has appealed to vindi
cate his reputation against the reckless as
saults of unscrupulous adversaries, they be
lieve their Republican friends throughout
the United States are now prepared to
award him all that he has asked all that
his fame requires JUS TICE.
We rp, with respect, your obd't servt's,
Washington, D. C, Sept. 2, 1844.
Gentlemen : Your letter forwarding
the resolutions adopted on the 23d August
by the Democratic Association, claims and
receives my most profound acknowledg
ments. The kind expressions employed
by the resolutions towards me, have been
the more acceptable, from the fact that as
cie citizens of Norfolk and Portsmouth
were among the lirst to step forward and
defend me against the attacks of a host qf
assailants, so now also when all my per
sonal interest has ceased in connection with
the appronching Presidential contest, they
tender me the voluntary offering of their
confidence in my motives, and their ap
proval of the most that I have done since I
have occupied this station. Nor can I be
indifferent to the fact, that what may re
main of my life is destined to be passed in
their vicinity their good opinion, there
fore, i9 of priceless value to me. and their
resolutions" conveying to me that opin
: :n l.. i
umi, win ue noarueu in mv memory as
amongst the most precious
of my past life.
The voice of nronhecv uttered bv one
of your fellow citizens (whose exalted tal- Awards, Secretaries of the Norfolk Dem
ents, united with the highest moral and orralic Association.
political worth, has won for his name a From the Richmond Enquirer,
high distinction) indulged, anterior to the change' change !-cd. Webster in i840.)
elections of 1840 in predictions which ; This ominous note was rung in the ears
were but too near bemg realized. Antici- of 0ur People, in every variety of intona
patingthe election of General Harrison ! tion, by the Black Dan" of the North,
and myself the probable demise of Gen. during the memorable campaign of 1840.
Harrison from his advanced age, and my j What he and his allies wanted to aocom
succession as the Vice President he I pjsh then, is now rapidly carrying out a
drew, in the fall of 1840, a fearful picture gainst themselves, his the poisoned cha
to myself of what would be my situation jce returned to their own lips. Every
on the occurrence of such contingencies. paper records the changes of Whiggery to
He spoke of violent assaults to be made Democracy. Every breeze wafts the pre
upon ime, unless I yielded my conscience cious sounds ol Change, Change! Change!!
judgmentevery thing into the hands por example :
oi the political managers. He depicted I . A Georgia paper informs us that SIX
teartul combinations which I wohUI have 1 0f the gentlemen who were ou the Whig
to encounter, and even anticipated my re- Electoral Ticket of that State in 1840 are
ignation, as a measure to be forced upon now battling for Polk and Dallas. The
me. How near these predictions were ; following are their names : Jno. W. Hoop
ta"ig realized, the country has had fair er Marshal VVelborn, George R. Gilmer,
-n"uy lUKnow. uecause I wouh
sanction measures, which to have ;
sanctioned with my known opinions con
cernmthem, would have covered me with
d.aar,.- t 7 .
namef V u y fnouncea-my i
name rem erp a Kvo i r u
- u nuiu ui repruaon -
the harshest and foulest abuse cast upon
"e by an affiliated press and burning ef
ttgies made to reflect their light along the
greets of our cities. All this was accom-
i'niea by the resignation of an entire Ca
save a single member, and but few
bonis allowed me, under the Constitution,
to fill their vacancies. Let it be born in
mind that all vacancies occurring during
the session of the Senate must be filled
before its adjournment, and cannot after
wards that Congress had agreed to ad
journ on Monday at two o'clock, P. M.,
and that the last resignation of five Cabi
net officers occurred at 5 o'clock, P. M..
;on the Saturday preceding the earliest
having taken place only at half past twelve
of the same dav. The almost entire work
my announcing, in connection with my
Veto Message, a formal renunciation of all
connection of mv name with the matter of
i the succession, and they had advised u
! nanimously against it ; and yet, immedi-
at ly thereafter, their resignations follow
ed, and my motives were publicly assailed
by some of these very advisers who thus
availed themselves of the fact, that there
was at that lime but a single press, with a
limited circulation through which their
assaults could be repelled. I leave others
to canvass motives. I slate but facts.
Ther.e can be but little difficulty in draw
ing references. I felt that a high and sol
emn duty had devolved upon me. My
resignation would amount to a declaration
to the world, that our system of Govern
ment had failed, from the fact that the pio
vision made for the death of a President,
was either so defective as to merge all Ex
ecutive powers in the legislative branch of
the Government, by making the succession
the mere instrument of the will ; or, by
forcing him to give way before the embar
rassments of his position, devolved the
government on another the remotest pro
bability of whose succession had not been
looked to by the people during the elec
tions, and who would, therefore, be more
feeble and impotent in the exercise of an
independent mind and judgment than a
Vice President. I considered the path of
my duty was clearly marked out before
me, and I resolved to pursue it.
I have been reared in the vicinity of
Norfolk and Portsmouth. Many of their
citizens have known me from early youth.
The knew I feel a proud consciousness
of the fact that dishonor could never at
tach itself to my character or conduct.
They vindicated me then, and now, by
their resolutions, they avow publicly their
opinions. The termination of my labors
is near at hand the experiment has been
fait ly made, and I shall under Providence,
leave the Government to those who may
come after me in all its different depart
ments, unimpaired in all its energies and
unaltered in its letter to true import. I am
I pray you to make known these senti
ments to those you represent, willi assur-
i r i t .
ailte8 01 mJ '"g" respect.
To Messrs. Wm. Reid and Oscar E.
HII flnhh Thomas Stocks. William
w R;eun
1, uiouupi
But this is only 14 the beginning of the
emi" oi cnange among me ieciura u.
i . . . , . i i . f
1840. The following were also Harrison !
. .
Electors in 1840, but are now boldly in the
field for Polk and Dallas : R. K. Meade,
of Virginia, ( true Soldier of the Cross,)
David Steward, of Maryland, Gulian C.
Verplanck, of New York, Peter Pierce, of
Connecticut, Wager Weeden, of Rhode
The great American Novelist for Polk and
The following letter from the author of the
" Spy" &c &cm was read at the Great Mass
Meeting of Republicans in New York:
Hall, Coopebstown, Sept. 8, 1844.
Gentlemen: Your favor of August 31st
only reached me last evening, and I has
ten, according to your desire, to give as
early an answer as possible. It is so much
opposed to my habits to attend political
meetings, that I have avoided them for the
last quarter of a century, attending but one
in all that lime. The exception occurred
this very summer, and if anything could
bring me to the slump, it would be to help
to put down the bold and factious party
that is now striving to place Mr. Clay in
the Chair of Slate. While I do full justice
to the manv honorable men who call them
selves Whigs, I say no more than I think,
when I say that I regard their party, as a
whob, as much the falsest aud most dan
gerous association of the sort that has ap
peared in the country in mv dav. We
have had a taste of their measures, both in;
the State and at Washington, and it is suf -
ficient to let us into the secret of the means
that will be used to perpetuate their pow
er, should they prevail in the approaching
election. God send that they may not, as
I believe will prove to be the fact, notwith
standing all their shoutings for anticipated
success. This county, I am persuaded,
will do its duty. I see Mr. Greely has
set it down as likely to go Whig I con
sider it safe for one thousand Democratic
majority, it being out of the power of the
Whigs to reduce it to much below eight
hundred in 1840, a period when the dis
tress that pervaided the country told heav
ily against us. Now, every thing looks
promising, and I hear in every quarter of
changes from the Whig to the Democratic
ranks. Cool heads among the Democrais,
feel confident that the county will give fif
teen hundred for Polk. I heard a promi
nent Whig of the county say that he put
the majority from three to five hundred.
This was said in New York, and may be
taken as'a specimen of the manner in which
your Whigs are misled by the excessive
confidence of their own people. I men
tion these things that you may know what
we think on the subject. I give you my
real opinion, without reserve.
It will not be in my power to attend
your meeting, having business of moment
to keep me at home until later in the
month. But I take the liberty to reccom
mend that you stand shoulder to shoulder
until victory be assured. New York is
Democratic, and at this moment our polit
ical creed shonld be a determination to
44 beat the Whigs." It is a good creed at
this parlicularjunctnre, and behind it lies
the security of the State, the preservation
of the pubiic faith and the perpetuity of
the institutions, in practice, at least, if not
in form.
Wishing you complete success, gentlemen,
I remain yours, faithfully,
Messrs. Chas. A. Secor and others.
Nothing has done more to sustain our
republican institutions, than our public do
main at the South and West, acquired by
the struggles of the revolution, and exten
ded by the purchase of Louisiana. The
laboring man of the Atlantic States, is
transferred into an independent freeholder
by emigrating beyond the Alleghanies.
Federalism wishes to pen the people up in
cities and manufacturing villages, for the
double purpose of keeping wages low by
the competition of those seeking employ
ment, and of enjoying political sway ai the
expense of abjert and dependent poverty.
Democracy wishes to diffuse population so
as to improve the general condition of the
people, and give increased political power
to the truly republican interest of agricul
ture. The opening of new avenues for enter
prise at the South and West, is of the first
consequence to thai portion of the people
of New England, who have their fortunes
not to make. The federal policy in re
ference to the poor, is to keep them poor.
The Democratic policy is to elevate their
condition, by offering rewards and induce
ments for the display of talent, energy,
and enterprise
The re-acquisition of Texas and the Or
egon, developing new and fertile territo
ries for settlement and commerce, would
open the road to fortune to thousands of
the young men of New England now
wasting away in poverty and idleness.
An ample and almost boundless field,
would be presented by it to enterprise and
In all this, Federalism takes no interest.
Its sympathies are confined to those who
are already rich and prosperous. lis idea
in reference to the poor man, is to keep
him poor, and if possible, to make him
It would be just as unnatural for the
Federal party in New England to favor
the recovery of Texas and the Oregon, as
to sympathize with the free suffrage move
ment in Rhode Island. Both things are
equally repugnant to all its instincts and
In the purchase of Louisiana, Thomas! do for a good watchword 44 Look out fori
I. . . . . . . m m
Jefferson exhibited himself as a wise states
man, but still more pre-eminently, as a sa
gacious Democrat. It is evident, from
all his writings upon this subject, that he
looked more to a 44 wide spread of the
blessings of freedom," than to the merely
physical development of the country.
The 44 young and beautiful West," at he
lovedto call it, was principally valuable in
his eyes as bei lg a 44 nursery of republi
canism" because it was an ample home
for indomitable and sturdy freeholders.
Thomas Jefferson wished to provide a safe
refuge from oppression, to the poor man
of the Atlantic States, and this was his
controlling motive in the purchase of Lou
isiana. He held all tyranny, aristocracy
and Federalism in utter abomination, and
he struck a deadly blow at the whole three
at once, by enlarging tkat public domain,
which gave a perennial vitality to the
Republic, by affording the means of inde
pendence to honest toil.
Nothing has ever been added to the
' Democratic creed as taught by the precepts
anu public conduct oi 1 nomas jenerson.
It has received signal illustrations from
the vigor and energy of Andrew Jackson,
but in its simple and benignant philosophy,
it came perfect and full grown from the
hands of the sage of Monticello. In every
question which arises the soundest instruc
tion may be found in the words of wis
dom which fell from his lips.
Texas and the Oregon are portions of
the very same Louisiana territory which
: was acquired by him in 1803. If he was
now living, what a rebuke would he ad
minister to that modern degeneracy which
is willing to yield them up to Great Bri
tain, and thereby to cBrtail that ample pro
vision for posterity, made by his early and
far seeing sagacity. When our numbers
were scarcely more than a fourth of what
they now are, his vision embraced the then
wilderness of the Mississippi valley, and
extended over the Rocky Mountains to
the endless shores of the Pacific" An
imated by the same spirit of liberty, which
inspired the immortal declaration of 1776,
he wished to establish " nurseries of re
publicanism" for all generations. Such
was the man who had 44 sworn eternal
hostility" to every form of tyrranny, and
who, best understood how to perfect his
own free policy, aimed to secure its per
petual supremacy by rearing up a wide
and increasing circle of defenders in a
happy, prosperous, and intelligent yeo
manry. Such was the man, the benefits
of whose sagacity, modern Federalism
seeks to cramp and curtail. The fathers
opposed the purchase of Louisiana, and
the sons seek to surrender its fairest por
tions. The hate of Massachusetts Feder
alism is transmitted, undying and immor
tal. The Quincys and Pickerings are
gone, but the Websters and Saltonstalls
are in their places.
44 We have too much land now," is
their cuckoo cry. So they said in Jeffer
son's day, and with infinitely greater rea
son. But Jefferson was not deceived.
He knew that for the interests of the great
masses, it is impossible to have too much
land. The more land there is the cheaper
it will be, and the cheaper it is the et sier
it is for the laboring man to become a
freeholder. Simple as these propositions
are they constitute a key to the great poli
cy of Mr. Jefferson. He wished to con
fer competence and independence upon
the great masses of the people, and he
took the shortest, most direct, and only
certain mode of effecting his object. The
democracy of the present day, venerating
the memory, will take care to consum
mate the policy of Mr. Jefferson. Com
prehending, as he did, the evils and fraud
ulent objects of federalism, they will take
security against it, by planting 44 nurseries
of republicanism" in all the extent of the
territory which he acquired for his coun
try. Augusta (Me.) Age.
The last Jonesboro' (Tenn.) Whig, edited
by Mr. Clay's friend, Mr. Brownlow, contains
the following announcement in capitals :
A Whig Mechanic of our town has kind
ly offered to paint onr large flag anew, and
it will soon appear at the top of oor pole
in a new dress. Meanwhile, we shall be
prepared in a few days, to fling to the
breeze, from the top of our dwelling, on a
neighboring hill, a smaller flag, on which
will be displayed 44That same old Coon."
Ours will be thrown out on occasions of
the news of Whig victories in the State e-
iections, and our Gunner, Mr. Drain, will
instantly load the 44 Baby waker," and fire
three rounds, for the information of our
friends in the country. These, let all re
member, will be the signals of our success.
Look out in a few days for the news from
Maine !
"Look oat for the Newi from Maine!"
These are the words of the Rev. Mr.
Brownlow, whig editor of the Whig, at
Jonesboro, Tennessee.
it is the concluding sentence, alias the
short and pithy peroration of a bombastic
article of his own whig prospects. It will
the news from Maine." It will do for our
brother Democrats to hand around and
like a tumbler of cool water at all time le
freshing in the hot weather, may be hand
ed round the whole Democratic circle with
out a single refusal.
44 Look out for the news from Maine !"
And let brother Democrats look out for the
news from all around the horizon. Look
out for the news from Pennsylvania Oc
tober is coining ! Look out for 15 to 20
thousand majority for Shunk. Look out
for fifteen thousand majority for Polk aud
Dallas. Look out for the news from New
York. Look out for twenty-five thousand
majority for the great Senator, Silas Wright,
and his Lieutenant Governor, Addison Gar
diner. Look out for fifteen to 20 thousand
majority in the Empire State for Polk and
Dallas. Look out for a good majority for
the Democratic nominees in Ohio. Look
out for the triumph of the Democracy over
the monarchists of Europe, grasping after
Texas and Oregon. Pass the watchword
round 44 Look out for the news from
Maine !" Madisonian.
From the New York Pkbiatu
Have you heard the news from Maine.
Frind Slamm.-1 have thought and said, now
ihat we are strong we ought to be generous
that as we are powerful we should be mag
nanimous; and I some times feel 44scrupen
tious" about laughing at the poor Whigs but
when I remember the scenes of 1840, my com
punctions evaporate. Four years ago they
sang and hurrahed us all the way up Salt Ri
ver, and we cannot in consistency do less, now
that they are going up the same beautiful
stream with a twelve knot Democratic breeze
dead astern, than to return the compliment.
To assist 44the boys" in carrying out this lit
tle bit of retribution this foretaste of the Fall
fashions, I submit the following ditty, arrang
ed to "thai same old tune," and cordially ded
icated to
Have you heard the news from Maine, Maine, Maine
Honest and true.
Oh ! yes, we've heard the news from Maine,
She goes for Polk and Dallas too,
For James K. Polk and Dallas too,
And vrtth them we'll skin the old coon, coon, coon.
That same old coon,
And with them we'll skin that old coon.
Have yon heard the news from Maine, Maine, Maine,
The Whigs look blue.
Oh, yes ; the Whigs are all in pain ,
She goes for Polk and Dallas too.
Have you heard the news from Maine, Maine, Maine,
What will they do?
They'd better join this glorious strain,
And go for PoIk and Dallas too.
We all have heard the news from Maine, Maine, Mair.t-,
Tis good and true ;
And every where we see a gain
For James K. Polk and Dallas too.
Then let us give three cheers for Maine, Maine, Maine,
Her glorious crew,
Democracy they will sustain,
And go for Polk and Dallas too.
Hurrah ! Hurrah ! ! Hurrah-a-a-ah ! T. L. N.
The following lamentations of the dying
"Coon," on hearing the result of the elections
in Maine, we copy from the Boston Times.
It is really quite affecting. Who's got a Clay
handkerchief in these "diggins?"
Air "Araby's Daughter."
'Farewell to thee, land of tiie coon's ruthless slaughter,''
Thus waibled a coon who apostrophized Maine,
"You know that you haint doue by us as you'd oughter
And the way we once come it, we can't come again-
"I feel the sharp knife o'er my furry hide going,
1 feel its sharp point in my very heart's core,
Good bye, my dear patrons, I feel that I am going
And shortly the coon will be heard of no more.
"Oh ! give my respects to onr darling old Harry,
Conjure him to give up his pistols and dice ;
And then die with honor one Slate he may carry
But sure as I'm dished the 'embodiment dies.'
From the Baltimore Sun.
Health of General Jackson.
Gen. Jackson is now about 77 vears of
age, and from the daily accounts we meet
with of his declining health there can be
no doubt but that in a very short time, he
who has occupied so prominent a station
in the land, whose name is connected with
the history of the country by many great
and momentous acts, will sleep in the cold
vault, by the remains of the partner of his
bosom leaving not a blood-relation to the
country, to mourn his departure. A cor
respondent of the Missouri Republican thus
speak of his health and other matters on
a recent isit to the Hermitage, dated as
late as August 25 :
We met the General in the hall, seat
ed upon a sofa, from wfeich he did not at
tempt to rise. Age and debility have set
their stamp upon him. His voice is yet
clear and vigorous except when disturbed
by a severe cough, with which he is afflict
ed. His eyesight and hearing have failed
considerably, and his whole person evin
ces the tremulous feebleness of age and
physical infirmi4y. His memory is yet
clear and generally tolerably distinct, and
his mind evinces but little of the decay
which might be expected from the prostra
tion of his physical faculties. His own
remark, that 44 his taper was nearly burnt
out. was most forcibly and painfully man
ifest Notwithstanding his infirmity, he
manifested great attention to his domestic
affairs, spoke of his farm, Jae crops, the
yield, the prospect of the markets, &c,
showing that he is not unmindful of what
W transpiring around him. His conversa
tion concerning his own afirs showed him
to be a man of great goodness of heaf t, a
1 ' i a 1 1 . .
kind and indulgent master, a warm and
i steadfast friend. His family consists of
Andrew Jackson, Jr., an adopted son, and
his interesting lady, who does the honors
of the mansion, and fills the high station
which she occupies with a tenderness, af
fection and fidelity to the General, which
does honor to her heart and credit to her
A vote was token on the steamer Ocean, oo
Thursday last, with the following result :
Polk, 88
Clay, S9
Majority for Polk, 4
Results like the above, serve to show that there
are more Polk men about than some of our whig
friends dream of. Indiana Statesman.
fj A vote was taken for President on board the
Michigan steamer, on her passage from Beaver to
this city on Tuesday last, which resulted as fol
lows: Getitlcmen's Cabin,
For Polk and Dallas,
" Clay and Frelinghuysen,
Ladies Cabin.
Majority for Polk and Dallas,
The British Tories have imprisoned
O'Connell, onlv for twelve months, and
not at labor or among felons.
The Federal TVhigs have imprisoned
Gov. Dorr, at hard labor among thieves and
burglars, and for life.
Fenelon, a French Archbishop, took in
hand a difficult case, and pursued the fol
lowing course, it is said, with success :
The Duke of Burgundy, grand-son of
Louis XIV., and heir to the crown, a spoil
ed child, of an outrageous temper, about
fourteen years old, who had got the better
of all his tutors, was committed to the
Archbishop, with full power to do as he
pleased, and he tells us how he proceeded,
4 When the young prince,' says he, 4 gave
way to those fits of passion and impatience
to which a temper, naturally hot, mr.de him
but too subject, the tutor -the masters sit
the attendants and servants of the house
were instructed to keep the most profound
silence in his presence. They were not
permitted even to answer his questions.
If they served him, they turned away their
eyes, as if afraid to approach a creature
winse passion had overpowered his reason.
Any attention they paid him was no more
than what was necessary to preserve his
existence, and that as if in compassion to
a person deranged. His lessons were sus
pended his books were put aside, as if of
no use to one so wild, and he was left to
himself to his reflections to his sorrow
to his remorse.' These are the feelings
which a parent ought to put in action when
ever he has to deal with passion of any
kind : and the earlier the better.
A starving man who had committed a
theft, was asked by a pious person if his
conscience had not cried out to him 4 For
bear?' 4 Alas ! replied he, 4 if it did, the
cries of my stomach were so much louder,
that they prevented me from hearing those
of my conscience.'
The Comet. The Philadelphia Enqui
rersays that the five principal stars of Cas
siopea, as seen at 8, P. M., form a W. An
imaginary line through the north-east and
through the middle star of the W, produ
ced towards the east, will pass through the
Comet, or strike very near it. The Com
et is about 70 east of north and bordering
on Andromeda.
Scene in a Down East Printing Office.
4 Jim; what are you doing there on the
Why, sir, I've had a shock.'
4 A shock ?'
Yes, sir.'
4 What kind of a shock ?'
4 Why, sir, one of our subscribers came
in during your absence, and offered to pay
a year's subscription, which produced such
an effect upon me that I have been perfect
ly helpless ever since.'
4 No wonder, Jim ; but cheer up, if you
survive this yon are safe, as there is little
prospect of another such a catastrophe in
this office.'
The Materialist. A materialist, who
had written a thousand absurdities to prove
that we have got no souls, inquired of a la
dy with a triumphant air, what her opinion
was of his philosophy. 44 It appears to
me, sir," answered she. 44 that you have
employed much talent and ability to prove
you are a beast."
Tender Mercies. There are in the
mines of Siberia, no less than 12,000 per
sons, Poles and refractory Russians, who
have been sent there to toil out a mrseTa
able existence, by the Emperor of Russia.
They are so wretchedly clad and fed, that
many freeae sod starve to 4leath annually.
Let os in happy America think of the ten
der mercies we enjoy in this land of free
dom, and never forget oor determination
to uphold oor institutions.
The best way to condemn bad traits, is
by practising good ones.

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