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Mr. Harper The following lines were written short'
Ij after the intelligence of Campbell's death reached
this country. By accident they were mislaid, and only
discovered a short lime since. Anxious to pay my
. humble mite of tribute to the memory of one so justly
.distinguished in song, I have hastily transcribed them
for your paper, and shall he glnd to find them meet your
approbation, as well as that of your readers.
"After life's fitful fever he sleeps well." Macbeth.
He dies! the honor'd Bard of Freedom dies!
And sweetly flits upon his parting breath
His lofty spirit to the smiling skies.
While sinks the bosom in the sleep of death.
Sad is the lamentation which despair
Proclaims aloud with her desponding voice;
Dark the horizon, once so bright and fair.
Where shone yon fallen star, Apollo's choice.
Ah, what fond token shall to him be paid,
What wreath rcsorved for his immortal brow.
Whose lyre the heart with boundingjoy obey'd,
Aroused by chords that wildly vibrate now!
While beauty weeps and trembles o'er the doom
That shrouds the splendor of his earthly dream,
The wide world feels a shade of chilling gloom
Since genius has withdrawn its brightest beam.
Mourn, mourn ye sons and daughters near and far;
Deep be the anguish of your sudden gloom;
Hope's champion now bereft of life's lone star
Serenely slumbers in the silent tomb.
No more ho treads upon earth's transient sward,
But lies within his native mould'ring dust ;
Ho sleeps not as the doom'd, forgotten bard,
But as one dead consigned to memory's trust.
That harp so sweet, so lofty in its tone,
Now hnngs neglected in yon lifeless hall.
Untuned, unstrung, untouched, and all alone,
,. Yet looked ipon dovotedly by all.
Though silent still its music flows along.
As some sweet cadence from a distant hore ;
'Though hushed yot liros the pathos of its song,
To echo on till time shall he no more.
What heart that never yet was made to own
The wild convulsive thrill its numbers make;
What bosom that has never felt and known
The melting gush its symphonies awake?
Soft as a distant strain onzcphyi's wings
Comes stealing on the car at silent even',
Sweet music floated from its glowing strings
And touch'd the soul as breathings warm from
heaven! .
Then as at midnight his deep martial lyra
In trumpet tones its wild alarum peal'd,
The battle's thunder and its lurid fire
With tenfold terror scourg'd the carnage field.
And great old Ocean when his glory rung
With march mnjestio through his lofty verse,
A thousand untold splendors o'er him flung
' While it his brilliant history did rehearse!
Let nations pour thoir waitings far and wide
Upon the deed tho fatal archer's done;
The past proclaims it from her topmost pride
The noblest victim death had ever won.
Let famed Parnassus in het glory too ,
The drooping laurels of low-iadness wear;
The favored son who loved hor haunts to woo
. Shall ne'er return again to revel there.
He's gone! the boasted pride of Freedom's gone!
And who shall fill his flowery laureate seat?
On whom shall be his classic mantle thrown,
, . So filled with life and Inspiration sweet?
Loud echo answers none dare claim the prize
Amid the crowded throng of hli compeers,
.. Fame speaks his name unrivull'd 'nenth the skios,
And his smooth numbers musio of the spheres.
; Cheap Ornaments. When Dr. Franklin was
'in Paris, his daughter, Mrs. Bache, wrote to him
for a supply of feathors and thread lace. The
Doctor declined it in the following characteristic
note : "If you wear cambric ruffles asl do, and
take care not to mend the holes, they will come
in time to be lace; and feather,my dear girl,may
be had in America from every cock'f tail."
I)c abtj BcutmcL
From tlie Otte Slaleiman.
In pursuance wilh the usage of the party, nnd
in conformity with the call of the State Central
Committee, the delegates of the democracy of
the State, met in convention, in the city of Co
lumbus, on this, the morning of the 8th of Janu
ary, 184G.
The convention being called to order by John
B. Weller, on motion of B. B. Taylor, Samuel
Medary was chosen President pro tern., by ac
clamation. On taking the chair, Mr. Medary was greeted
by the plaudits of the convention, and in a few
brief remarks, impressed upon the members of
the convention the necessity of union and har
mony. On motion of T. VV. Barlley, George W. Mor
gan, of Knox, and Joel B. Buttles, of Trumbull,
were appointed Secretaries pro tetn.
On motion of T. W. Bartley, it was
Resolved, That the delegates of the respective
Congtessional districts, meet at 12 o'clock, nl
places to be designated by tliem respectively, for
the purpose of appointing two committee-men
from each Congressional district; one to act on a
committee for the appointment of permanent offi
cers, and one to act on a committee to report re
solutions for the action of the convention.
A scries of re-olutions being presented by Dr.
Drake, of Muskingum, on motion of H. C. Whit
man, they were referred to the committee on
On motion of Dr. B. Tappan, it was
Resolved, That the Committee be appointed
from the constitutional districts.
Jt being suggested that a letter from D.ivid
Tod, addressed to the Convention, had been re
ceived the letter was loudly called for from all
parts of the Convention; whereupon, at the sug'
aestion oi the Chair, the letter was read by W.
Duane Morgan; and the reading was frequently
interrupted by the enthusiastic cheers of the
Convention. Upon the conclusion of the letter,
three cheers were given.
On motion, it was
Resolved, That the letter of Mr. Tod be pub
lislied with the proceedings of the Convention.
Washington Citv, Jan. 2, 184G.
To the President of the Democratic Stale Con
venlwn, January Hth, 1840.
Sik: Aware that my name will be placed be
fore the convention over which you preside, in
connection with the office of Governor, it might
be expected that 1 should he present at the con
vention, so as to express the views I entertain
upon the important questions of public policy, in
which the people of the Stat are deeply inter
Engaged in the discharge of public duty at
tins place, winch cannot be delayed, or neglected
by my absence, without loss to others, I am com
pelled to deny myself tho pleasure of meeting
with the members of the convention, and can on
ly avail myself of this imperfect method of ex
pressing, through you, my sentiments upon these
questions. 1 he most important questions of na
lonal policy, now before the people, are, in re-
ation to Oregon, the larifr, and the Independ
cnt Treasury.
Jn relation to Oregon, tho democracy of our
state have long felt, and have frequently ex
pressed a deep interest. The subject has been
so fully examined and discussed, that no doubt
can be entertained as to the right of the United
states to the disputed territory, and the conclu
sions expressed by the Secretary of State, 'that
the title now held by the United States, embra
cing the whole territory between the parallels of
M deg. nnd 51 deg. 40 m., is the best tit
existence to- this entire region, and that the
claim of Great Britain to any portion of it, lias
no foundation,1 will be sanctioned and supported
by the democracy of Ohio. Our honor and safe
ty aliko forbid its sacrifice to the "rasping ambi
ion ot England, and 1 am satisfied that every de
mocrat in Ohio will he prompt and ready to sus
tain the general government in whatever mea
sures may be necessary to maintain the national
The system of imposing burdens and taxes tin
der the name of a tariff, upon one class of socie
ty, for the benefit of another, has for a long time
existed, and in now so oppressive as to call forth
examination and demand relief: these burdens
have fallen, and now rest with greatest weight,
upon tho farming interests. To silence their
just complaints, ingenious devices have frequent
ly been resorted to, by the advocates of a pro
tective tariff, to conceal the true nature and ef
fect of these impositions. But although these
devices have, in some cases, proved successful,
and imposed on many, yet, on examination, the
artifice has always been detected. The farming
niiuiuBi ib ins great interest oi our state, iveiy-
ng upon its own industry, it ought not to be tax
ed and burdened for any othor interest. De
manding lor itself no unjust imposition, it ought
net to be subjected to unjust impositions, for the
benefit of others. The views, therefore, of the
President, in his late message on the subject of
the taritt, will meet the cordial approbation and
support of the Ohio democracy; and I will only
refer to that able message as the most clear and
distinct expression of the views I entertain, in
common with the Ohio democracy, on that im
portant subject.
I he method recommended by President Polk,
for the collection, safo keeping, nnd disburse
ment of the public revenue, ia the offspring of
past experience ana necessity.
the evils and abuses or every other plan, re
quire a prompt return to the system first estab-
i shed by our government, by the adoption of the
Constitutional Trensury, as recommended by the
President; and in this, at in other important re
commendations, I doubt not the President will
receive the aid of every Ohio democrat.
in our own state, questions crowing out of past
egislatlon, especially that of last winter, call for
distinct examination. By our political opponents
then and still in power a system of policy
was developed, nnd vigorously prosecuted, hav
ing for Us object the most iniquitous nnd unjust
purposes, and lending to the overthrow of all
democratic principle,. Their fraudulent and
wicked system of banking, adopted last winter,
enable the leaders of the whig party to boast that
they have acquired, and will maintain, dominion
over the state, and thus secure to themselves,
not only the power of exempting from taxation
their capital invested in their fraudulent institu
tions, but, the means of imposing taxes upon the
farmer, mechanic, and laborer, to any extent that
party extravagance and corruption may desire
For uncompromising hostility to that system, I
hope that every democrat in Ohio will pledge
To tho subject of banks, and banking in gane
ral, I have given all the consideration its great
importance demands. Although believing them
dangerous, I once entertained the opinion that
banks might be so guarded and restricted, by In
gislative provisions, as to be of sufficient benefit
to tolerate tlieir existence; but subsequent reflec-
tion and consideration have convinced me, that
any system of banking that can be devised, must
be based upon unequal privileges, by which the
few gain wealth and power at the expense of the
many, and therefore violating that great pnnci
pie of our government 'Equality.1
Again: the sad experience, especially of the
people of Ohio, and the records of our courts,
both civil and criminal, show that all the guards
and restrictions that may be thrown around a
paper currency by law, furnishes no adequate se
curity to check its evils and frauds, and clearly
indicate that t he peace and well being of society
require the abandonment of all grants of corpo
rate and special privileges. Some evils have de
veloped themselves in our system of state govern
ment which seem to require an organic remedy
and indicate a necessity for a State Convention,
to amend the constitution, and thus provide such
changes as experience has shown to be necessa
ry. In my opinion, the constitution should in
clear, express, and unequivocal terms, prohibit
the granting of all charters and exclusive privile
ges. The power of creating a state debt, and
imposing taxes upon the people-, should be limi
ted within just bounds. Judges, clerks, and all
public officers should be chosen by the people,
whose servants they arc. nnd to whom they should
be directly accountable. The judicial system
should be so amended as to prevent the delays
and vexations of law, now attendant upon courts
of justice. Tho abuse of too much legislation,
should also be corrected.
If these views should be in accordance with
those held by the convention, and I can promote
them in serving in any capacity,I shall not shrink
from the post, no matter what may be the sacri
fice to my own interest and convenient.
Looking forward to the labors and difficulties
to be encountered in tho coming campaign, wilh
an abiding conviction in the truth, and confidence
in the honesty of democracy, and a strong hope
for its succcss,were I to consult my own feelings,
I should greatly prefer that the democratic ban
ner should be borne by some stronger arm than
mine, out should it please the convention to
entrust it to my care, it shall be defended by a
stout heart, and whether leading on to victory, or
borne down by defeat, it shall never be deserted
and never surrendered. .Respectfully,
On motion, it was
Resolved, That the Convention take a recess
until 3 o'clock P. M.
At the appointed hour, the Convention again
The Chair announced that a letter addressed
to the President of tho Conventien had been re
ceived from Richard Warner, of Medina county,
which, on motion, was read to the Convention
Whereupon it was
Resolved, That the communication of Mr.
Warner be published with the proceedings of this
To the President of the 8th of January Con
vention :
Sib: My name having appeared in some of
the public prints, as a candidate to be presented
to tho Democratic State Convention, for the of
fice of Governor; and, as I am prevented by un
foreseen circumstances from attending that con
vention in person, I deem it not improper that I
should inform you, and the convention through
you, of my unalterable determination not to con
sent to bo a candidate. I highly appreciate the
honor intended by the mover in bringing my
name before the public for so distinguished an of
fice. But I am too anxious for the success of
the democratic party, to allow any thing perso
nal to myself to have the remotest chance of in
terforing wilh the prospect of their success, hich
much depends upon their unity. And if they
can be united without sacrificing any of the prin
ciples of democracy, and I am sure they can,
their success will be glorious, and a work worthy
of being commenced on the glorious 8th of Jan
uary. . My own opinion remains unchanged as to
the importance of adhering closely in prosperity
ana in auversuy 10 correct principles, it we
i 1 . . . I . n
abandon any principles of equality for the pur
lose of gaining temporary success, we inflict a
usting injury upon ourselves, and the cause we
undertake to support. If we have erred hereto
fore, in departing from any of our principles, let
us immediately return, nnd if human progress
and the progress of events call for the adoption
of any new measure for the purpose of carrying
out the eternal principles of justice and equality,
let us not shrink from our duty, though our ene
mies sneer at what they call progressive demo
cracy. 1 he surtuce ot our noble state, so uni
formly even by nature, has upon it a mountain of
state dobt, and in this mountain are nurneious
volcanoes, called banks, ready to burst upon us.
The governor has told us that the bank question
is settled by the law of last winter. If this is so,
then is the triumph of federalism complete
then a moneyed aristocracy, with exclusive pri
vileges given them by law, are allowed to plun-
er the people forever, without responsibility to
either the civil or criminal law then are we
become slaves indeed. But I apprehend that
this question is not yet settled in this manner
I apprehend that the democracy will war aeainst
exclusive privileges and every other species of
injustice, and that when this question is settled,
t will be settled so that every man in this free
stale shall have equal rights with his neighbor,
and if any man chooses to be a banker, he shall
not oe allowed to escape from responsibility.--
There aro a number of important questions that
will come before the convention for consideration.
May wisdom and harmony prevail in the conven
tion, and may the candidate of the democracy be
elected, is the hearty wish of yuui humble ser
The committee not being prepared to report,
Charles Keemeliu was loudly called for, and ad
dressed the convention in an able and eloquent
manner, and concluded by offering the following
resolution :
Resolved, That DAVID TOD be nominated
by acclamation, as the democratic candidate for
Governor of Ohio, at the ensuing election.
The resolution was hailed by a burst of enthu
siastic applause, and the Hall rang long and loud
with the cheers of the convention.
The following persons were appointed by the
District Meetings, to nominate permanent offi
cers for the convention: ...
1st district, William Lilly,
S. C. Cunniiifrham,
W..M. Stark,
" Wm. Hunt,
" James B. Stedman,
" Amos E. Wood,
" John II. Blair,
Van S. Murphy,
" William Gill,
John K. Miller,
" Charles Switzer,
" - R. De Steigner,
" Thomas Ritchey,
" M.Gaston,
" Joseph A. Vincent,
" R. II. Nugen,
" W.D.Morgan,
" Daniel Gotshall,
" E. B. Tyler,
" Leawler Ransom,
" R. McCachorn.
committee having returned, reported
their chairman Mr. Ransom the
names of the following persons, as the perma
nent officers of the convention:
. President SAMUEL MEDARY.
Vice Presidents
1st district, John B. Stabler.
2d " Griffin Halstead,
3d J. W. McCorkle,
4th " David Robb,
5th " W.Blackburn,
Oth Samuel Caldwell,
7th " David G. Dcvore,
8th " Tilberry Reid,
Oth " G. E. Ellis,
10th " Wm. Trevitt,
11th " Joseph Newman,
12th E. S. Crippin,
13ih " John Lidey,
14th " William Lawrence,
15th " Thomas L. Jewett,
16th " Joshua Brown,
17th " John Martin,
18th " Geoige W. Beldeu,
19th " Ransom. A Gillett,
20ih " Joseph Hayward,
21st E. II. Hayives,
George W. Morgan, of Knox,
Joel B. Buttles, of Trumbull,
Jacob Glessner, of Licking,
A G. W. Carter, of Hamilton,
W. P. Noble, of Seneca,
Benjamin F. Brown, of Huron,
Franklin Stokos, of Butler,
Daniel Gotshall, of Stark.
On motion of W. Duane Morgan,
The report of the committee was received,
and their nominations unanimously confirmed.
Samuel Medary having taken the chair, as
President, rose and addressed tho convention in
substance as follows:
Gentlemen of the Convention: It is with emo
tions ot heartfelt gratitude, that I rise to thank
vou, for this renewed evidence of your united
confidence. For a long series of years, I have
had the honor of fighting shoulder to shoulder
with the noble democracy of Ohio a democracy
which, although sometimes defeated, has never
been conquered! In order to secure a glorious
and an overwhelming triumph in the coming con
test, we have but to be united. Let harmony
prevail, and victory is certain! The corrupt
and leagued cohorts of federalism, already quake
before the advancing columns of the democracy;
one bold, united charge upon their centre, will
prostrate them forever. Let us then be united
we should all be friends we are all friends,
and recognize no foes but the enemies or lib
erty. Gentlemen, I again thank you for your kind
partiality and regard.
On motion of W. D. Morgan, it was
Resolved, That a committee of five be ap
pointed by the chair, to select and report a State
Central Committee for the ensuing two years.
The President appointed the following commit
tee :
W. D. Morgan, John Chaney, Daniel Got
shall, D. T. Disney, and W. Robbins.
The following named gontlemen were select
ed and reported as the
The following committee onresolutions, were
district, .Oliver Jones,
J. B. Weller,
Jno. II. Young,
D. O. Morion,
Franklin Adams,
Dowly Utter,
Thoodore Shearer,
D. A. Robertson,
B. B. Taylor,
T.W. Bartley,
S. Brown,
Samuel A. Bnrker,
Thomas M. Drake,
Thomas L. Jewott,
F. W. Thornhill
E. M.Stanton, ,
M. A. Goodfellow, v .
R. P. Ranney,
Robert Bailey,
" 6th ,
, 8th
18th .
19th '
' II
II '
U. t . Brown,
Which committee reported the following rcs-
olutions, and the same were adopted by the con
vention :
Resolved, That the country included within
the parallels of 42 and 54 degrees 40 minutes
north latitude, and extending from the Rocky
mountains to the Pacific ocean, known as the
territory of Oregon, is the property and part and
parcel of the United States.
Resolved, That there exists no power in this
government to transfer its soil, and the allegi
ance of its citizens, to the dominion, authority,
control, and subjection of any foreign prince,
state or sovereignty,
Besolved, That the abandonment or surrender
of any portion of the territory of Oregon, would
be an abandonment of the honor, the character,
and the best interests of the American people.
Resolved, That immediate notice to terminate
the convention with Great Britain in respect to
the Oregon territory, should be given, and we
rejoice that the Hon. William Allen, Senator
from Ohio, has introduced a resolution to that
effect in the United States Senate, and the de
mocracy of Ohio expects her Representatives in
Congress, to support tho measure, and pledges
her lives, her fortunes, and her sacred honor, to
maintain tho American right to the whole of Or
egon. Resohed, That we rejoice to sec the position,
occupied by Ohios favorite son, William Allen,
as chairman of the Committee of Foreign Affairs,
in the United States Senate; and, we nie well
assured, that by his high courage and eminent
talents, American honor and American lights
will be maintained.
Resolved, That we hail with admiration, hope
and courage, the noble stand taken by David
Tod, in his letter read to this convention, upon
the subject of Banking and the currency; and
with 'uncompromising hostility to the frauds of
Banking and, Paper Currency' inscribed upon our
Banner, we commit it to his hands with the as
sured confidence that it will 'never be deserted
and never surrendered.'
Resolved, That t lie Democracy of Ohio are
opposed to all Paper Currency.nnd are resolved to
return to the constitutional currency of cold and
Resolved, That the Democracy of Ohio are op
posed to all chartered and special privileges, ds
,,i(jstrtictive to equality and hostile to free mstitu
dons, and Irom henceforth and forever declare
against them uncompromising hostility.
Resohed, That we are in favor of a tariff for
revenue purposes, strictly for the support of the
General Government, but opposed to a protec
tive taritt, winch indirectly taxes the many for
the benefit of a few, and which builds up mono
polies hostile in their very nature to civil liberty
Resolved, That the constitutional Treasury
system Willi the 'specie clause,1 such as was
adopted by the revolutionary Congress, under
ine administration ot Washington, and ic-enact-
ed under Mr. Van Buren, is demanded as a
measure of safety to the General government, as
the only means ot cutting tne government loose
irom a corrupt ana a corrupting alliance with
tanks and bankers. The people never intended
that the funds of the national Treasury should
De used by banks as a basis lor the issue of papc
money. '
Resohed, That the proceedings of this con
vention be signed by the officers of the conven
tion and published in the democratic papers of
tne .state, together with the letter addressed
to this convention by David Tod; and that D. A.
Robertson, Russell Knapp, D. Gotshall, and VV.
D.Morgan bo a committee to superintend the
publication of such number of copies in pamph
let form as they deem necessary.
vv. Corry offered the following amendment to
the report of the committee:
Resohed, That we are in favor of the immedi
ate collection nnd disbursement of the revenues
of this state, in gold and silver.
John. B. Weller moved the previous question,
which was lost.
A vote being then had upon the amendment
of Mr. Corry, it was rejected.
Whereupon, the resolutions reported by the
committee were unanimonsly adopted; and on
motion the convention adjourned sine die.
The proceedings were then signed by the of
ficers. lOUNG MEN'S
Pursuant to notice, the young men of Ohio,
who were in Columbus on the evening of Janu
ary 9tb, met at the United States Court House,
tor the purposo of expressing their views upon
the proceedings of the 8ih of January conven
tion, and also for the purpose of devisins their
duly in the coming campaign.
E. M. Sianton, Esq., of Jefferson county call
ed the meeting to order, and moved that the Hon.
John B. Weller, of Butler, act as President, and
Matthias Martin, of Columbus, as Secretary;
which was agreed to.
James II. Lwmg, Esq., of Cincinnati, moved
that a committee of five be appointed to draft
resolutions expressive of the sense of the meet
ing; which was carried. The chaiT appointed
the following gentlemen that committee:
James H. Ewing, of Cincinnati. E. M. Stan
ton, of Jefferson county, II. Whitman and D. A.
Kobertson, of l airfield, and P. P. Lane, of Mont
On motion of Mr. Flinn, B. B. Tavlor ad
dressed the meeting, setting forth the principles
of the Democratic parlj .
Uii motion, A. U W. Carter addressed tho
meeting at eomo length. .
Mr. Ewing, from the committee on resolutions
reported the following resolutions:
Resolved, 1 hat we believe in the doctrines
nnd maintain tho principles expressed in tho let
ter of David Tod to tho Eighth of January Con
vention and the Resolutions of that Convention.
Resolved, That the younij men of the demo
cratic party have a doep interest in the contest
in which wo are now engaged, wilh paper cur
rency nud those who live by special privileges,
and are bound to use every exertion to obtain
success for the democratic parly.
nesoieed, I hat we call upon the young mon
to enlist in the war, let it last for one year or sev
en, which has been declared by tho convention
of the 8th, against the frauds nnd injustice of
paper currency ana chartered privileges, and
pledge themselves never to lay down their arrnn
until the system is overthrown.
Resolved, That a committee of one from each
Congressional District be appointed to act as a
committee 'for the ensuing campaign, whose duty
it shall be to organize the demociafic party, and
take such steps as may ensure its success at tho
election. y
Resolved, That John B. Weller be appointed
as the member of that committee from the 2d
Congressional District and act as its chairman,
and that the remainder of the committee he ap
pointed by the chairman of the Convention. .. ,
Resolved, That tho committee of Vigilance
cause to be printed ten thousand copies of David
Tod's letter, the resolutions of the Democratic
Slate Convention in the English, and three thou-'
sand in the Germnn language, for distribution.
Mr. McCook, of Steubenville, offered the fol
lowing resolution, which was adopted:
Resolved, That the Democracy of Ohio have
no more confidence in the Clinton Bank of Co
lumbus, or any other Bank in Ohio, than we havo
in the Bank of Woostcr; nnd that the security of
the public treasure requires its removal from the
bank vaults in Ohio.
On motion of B. B. Taylor, of Licking, the
following resolution was adopted:
Resolved, That it be enjoined upon the young
men of the democratic party of this State to em
body the arguments against bank and paper mo
ney in written lectures, and after the same be
delivered in public, furnish them to the different
democratic papers for publication.
Mr. Stanton was called upon, and addressed
the meeting at some length in an eloquent man
ner; during his remarks he was frequently inter-
rupted by bursts of applause.
D. A. Robertson moved, that Hon. Benjamin
Tappan address the meeting. Mr. Tappan arose -and
thanked the meeting for their confidence,
and asked to be excused.
Mr. Whitman of Fairfield, rose to suggest the
importance of organization, nnd followed up his
suggestion by some feeling and eloquent remarks
in reference to the baneful influence of corpora
tions upon the people. His remarks were listen
ed to with profound attention by the meeting. -
The chair in compliance with the 4th resolu
tion appointed the following gentlemen that com
mittee. The committee under the resolution will be
composed of the following gentlemen:
2d district, John B. Weller. Chairman.
1st " Jacob Flinn,
3d " Peter P. Lowe,
4th " John II. Young,
5th " Daniel O. Morion,
6th " A. P. Edgerton,
7th " William Ferguson,
8th " Van S. Murphy,
Oth II. C. Whitman,
10th " E.Gale,
11th T.W. Bartley,
12th " Cook,
13th " J. M. Gaylord,
14th " Wm. D. Lawrence,
15th " Thomas L. Jewett,
16th " II. Williams,
17th " Thomas J. Morgan,
18th " Wm. Dunbar,
19th " R. P. Ramsay,
20th " Robert Bailey,
21st " Ebcnezer Warner,
On motion, the proceedings were ordered (o
be published.
JOHN B. WELLER, President.
Matthias Martin, Secretary.
Dissolving the Union.
For the last ten years a portion of the whig
party have been prophesying a dissolution of tho
Union. Every great measure suggested by the
Democratic party, and approved by the people,
would certainly produce a dissolution of the Un
ion. But tho country is yet a unit notwithstand
ing. The last Legislature of Massachusetts re
solved, in effect, that if Texas came into our glo
rious confederacy, the Stale would go out!
But Texas is now in, and yet we see no indica
tions that Massachusetts is even preparing to go
out. As in a dozen other instances, they intend
ed no such thing; it was a ruse, to conciliate tho
Abolitionists, these things should be remem
bered of them as not only hypocritical, but of
evil tendency, and calculated to give wrong im
pressions abroad. It illustrates also the frivoli
ty of a whig legislaturo at home. Cincinnati
. Speakers of I he House.
We copy from the Albany Argus a table giv
ing a list of the Speakers of the lower House of
Congress from the year 1789:
1789 to 1791, Frederick A. Muhlenberg, Pa.
1791 to 1793, John Trumbult, Connecticut.,.
1793 to 1797, Frederick A. Muhlenberg, Pa.
1797 to 1798, Jonathan Dayton, New Jersey.
1798 to 1801, Theodore Sedgwick, Mass.
1801 to 1807, Nathaniel Macon, N. Carolina.
1807 to 1811, Joseph B. Varnum, Mass.
1811 to 1814, Henry Ciay, of Kentucky.
1814 to 1815, Langdon Cheves, S. Carolina. ,
1815 to 1820, Henry Clay, Kentucky.
1820 to 1821, John W. Taylor, New York.
1821 to 1823, Philip P. Barbour, Virginia.
1823 to 1825, Henry Clay, Kentucky.
1825 to 1827, JohnVV. Taylor, New York v ,
1827 to 1835, Andrew Stevenson, Virginia.
1835 to 1837, John Bell, Tennessee. . ; , ; ,:
1837 to 1839, James K. Polk, Tennessee. :
1839 to 1841, Robert M. T. Huntor, Virginia. ;
1841 to 1843, John White, Kentucky.
1813 to 1845, John W.Jones, Virginia. ;,,
1815 to , John W.Davis, Indiana.
A Handsome Compliment to Mr. Polk.
A correspondent of the New York Herald pays
tho following beautiful and well-merited compli
ment to the President's lady :
"The White IIouso has been crowded with vi
sitors of every kind, and poor Mrs. Polk looks ja
ded out she is iu truth a splendid woman.'
Speaking to one of the foreign diplomats to-day,
lie said 'that she reminded him moro of the esti
mable Empress Josephine, in her elegance of ad
dress and grace of manner, than any other wo
man that he had ever scon.' She certainly seems
'to the manor born,' as the French say, and with
a natural poiuencss ana una leenng, sue is, be
yond doubt, one of the most accomplished wo
men in America; and does tho honors of her high
station witnthe same au faut air, ni if th had
ever been a Prcsident'l wife." ;

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