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"' '' TERMSi-rBI.W m advance, 3,C0 at the end, J "Where Liberty DweSa there la my Contry.,' Cicero.- ' lnd (9,16 ili.r U iMie c (t.e yr. BY MITCflENER k MATHEWS. r Aew Philadelphia, Jane 13, 1844. ..V0L 5,m22, .VI10LEm S30 d A 4 Li ; '1 f. a .. From the. Oliio Statesman. The KomiinUout Our Fle Is There. This day, at Ihe mast head of the Ohio Statesman, wenttae the flag oi JAMES K. POLK, for President, and GEORGE M. DALLAS, tor Vice President; and in the thickest and (he hottest of the earning' fight, the Statesman will be -fount, as ever, contending for the principles of the democratic party, and for ibe chosen men to carry those principles into effect. ' No cold and half-way support will be dealt out; for our heart and soul being enlisted in the contest; we will charge home upon the enemy with the same good will as though MisriN Van Bcrek, our first choice, had again been the chosen standard bearer of the American Demo cracy. -r. J- ..-v -..-- ...' To the friends of Gen. Cass, Mr! Buchanan, Col. .Johnson, Commodore Stewart, and of the other distuv fmished names which have been presented for the Presl-1 wency, we hare a few words id say a banter to- make. . During the campaign -wrhich has just ended, you pro claimed, upou the stump and in your papers, that ir your candidate was not nominated,' with a zeal untiring and never flagging, you would support the nominee. " The friends of Mr. Van Buren said the same thing.' The democratic party of Ohio, for the last twelve years, ' have rallied around Mr. Van Burcawith a zeal and' fi delity only equalled by the purity of motives and up rightness oi heart of the man for whom they battled. While Ohio claims with pride to have been the first to nominate him for Vice President the first to nominate him for President ah was the last,- in Convention, to desert him; and it was only after his letter of declination was read, that they cast their- votes for another. Such is the position of the Ohio democracy To the friends of the other candidates, we have now a proposition to make, for we wish to test their devotion to the great cause. ' We assert, that those who preferred Martin Van Buren for President, will do more to secure the e lection of James K. Polk and George M. Dallas, than will themnds of any other of the distinguished gen- tletnen named lof President; and on this propositio n we throw the gauntlet to the friends of the other candidates. For the supporters of Martin Van Buren, we claim the front of battle. Where the hardest of the fighting is to be done where the assaults of the enemy are the fiercest and most desperate we claim that as our station. Ours, because dons will do battle with a better will . ours, because we yield to none in support of democratic principles, regarding men as a secondary object and ours, because we are determined to fight abetter battle to drive our lances deeper into the ranks of the enemy to make the banner of the Ohio democracy gleam in the foremost ranks of the assaulting party. , The challenge is to be taken only as a contention a mong friends, which shall do most to discomfit and de feat the enemy, and can only be decided by action, which speaks louder than words. . ' ; Let the democracy of Ohio, then, prepare for the great battle; which is only to end in the election of Polk, Dallas and Tod. Let us be first jn the field, and charge home upon the enemy the foul corruption by which their candidate secured the office of Secretary oi State in 1825, & by which, he defrauded the gallant'Jackson out of the Presidency. Charge home upon them the utter 'jnfamy of Clay's private character his duelling his intrigues his gam bling his profanity bis denunciation of naturalized citizens as. foreign hordes-his being for protection one day, and against it the next his strong opposition to the swindling Bank of the United States, and, when he be came the Feed Attyrney, his speeches in its favor his denunciation of the venerable Jackson his being, while out of power, opposed to proscription, and, while in power, turning men out of office for the crime of being democrats. . Charge home upon them, that they nominated Theo dore Frelinghuysen, who they claim to be religious that his character might be It set-off against the infamy of Clay's., ' Charge home upon tkem, that Theodore Frclinghuy sen is so bigoted that he wars upon those'who differ with trim in religions sentiments that he is violently oppo sed to the mails being allowed by law to run on Sun day that, in heart aud soul, he is with that party which disgraces the name of American, by its proscription of those who, like Lafayette, De Kulb, Montgomery, Pu laski, and other revolutionary patriots, had the misfor tune to be born in a foreign country, and who sought an asylum and a home in our boasted land of liberty. Charge home upon them, that the candidates of the democracy have cha racters so pure that even a slander ous federal press dare not assail them that, morally and politically, they are honest that in talents they yield to none in the federal ranks and let the war cry of the whole democracy of Ohio be.TO LK; DALLAS, TOD, AMD VICTORY! !f TO BRING THE DROWNED TO LIFE. Valentine Mott, Surgepri General of the American Shipwreck Society, gives in the N., Y. Tribune the fol lowing: t'-hy,:; Immediately, isaoon.aebody ; is removed from the water, press the chest suddenly and. forcibly down " ward and backward, and instantly discontinue the pres sure. Repeat this, without interruption, until a pair of common bellows can be procured., When obtained, in troduce the nozzle well upon the base of the tongue. Surround the mouth with a towel or haridkerehiet and close It. Direct a bystander to press firmly upon the projecting part of the neck (called Adam's apple) and use the bellows actively. ' Then press upon the chest to expel the air from the lungs, to imitate natural breath ftig. Continue this at least an hour, unless signs of na tural breathing come on. Wrap the body in blankets place it near a fire' and do every thing to preserve the natural wafmth; as well as fd impart ah artificial beat, if possible; 'Every thing, however, is secondary' to In flatlng the lungs, ' Send for a medical man immediate. ly. Avoid all frictions until respiration shall be In some degree restored." ' ' v ' ' ' Pretty Good for a Minister. An old divine, in New England, asking a blessing upon his meals, was wont to name each separate dish. . Sitting down one dav to dinner which consisted partly of clams and bea r-sleak he was forced in a measure to forego, bis usual custom of furnishing a 'bill of particulars.' ; "Bless to ui our use," Bid he, "these treasures hid tn the sand; bless this " but the bears meet puzzled him, and be concluded with-"Oh! Lord, fitu m or .. : ', ; e 4 is:") "ii y-.iatutr i.!"i fill-.e'zn V. i tsv. v-'rvf Wr 3r yt 'H The nomination of Mr. DallasHow it was Announced. - . The news of the nomination of Geo. M. Dallas was conveyed to that gentleman in a singular manner, and merits a notice.' It was arranged to be announced to him by the Eastern delegation on their way home from the convention. Accompanied by Senator Walker, of Mississippi, a friend of Mr. Dallas,' the delegation, 60 in number, arrived in this city on Friday morning a bout 5i o'clock. Of course almost everybody was yet asleep. The party son reached Mr. D's house in Wal nut below Tenth street, and Mr. Walker, ascending the steps, rang the belL After a pause, Mrs. D. put her head out of the window, and seeing Mr. Walker, conjectured that some misfortune had happened to her daughter, Resident in Washington. Mr. Walker's re- mark.'T'wish tc see Mr. Dallas immediately," con firmed her suspicions, and she hastily awakened her husband Communicating the sad conjectures. He ran down stairs half-dressed and bare-footed opened the door when to his utter amazement, in walked sixty or more gentlemen, two by two, with the tread of soldiers, passing him by and entering his front parlor as though to make him a captive.' Not having the slightest con ception of their object, he stood thunder-struck at the scene. Mr. Walker! led him into the back par lor. - "My dear Walker," said he, in amazement, "what i8 the matter"!" "Wait one moment, if you please, Dal las wait one moment, if you please." The folding doors were then thrown open, and the whole delegation stepping forward, gave three deafening cheers for 'Pol and Dallas!" Mr. D. stood paralyzed. Mr. Walker enjoyed his discomfiture. ' Gov. ' Fairfield, of Maine,' then stepped forward, and in the name of the delegation! solved the mystery in the following brief speech: , Mr. Dallas, 1 have the honor to inform you that the National Covention of Democrats assembled at Balti more, having entire confidence in the purity oi your private character, and the distinguished services you have rendered the Democratic party, have unanimously conferred on you the nomination of Vice Preident of the United States. Unsolicited on your part and unexpect ed as It no doubt is, we are authorized to announce to you thai the people of the United States in Democratic Convention assembled, ' have thus selected one whom Democracy of the Keystone State have ever cherished as a faithluland tried son. The name of Dallas is the only pledge which the Democracy of the Union need require lor the uprightness of your course, the purity of your principles and your faithful adherence to the cause of Democracy. Mr. Dallas having by this time collected himself, made a very short speech. He said ' I feel honored on behalf of the Keystone State in this nomination. If the party ask it, I must yield all pri vate and personal considerations to their wishes espe cially as it was unsolicited and unsought. Mr. Walker and sevetal of the delegates then spoke, after which they gave 2C cheers for Polk, Dallas, Muh lenberg and Texas. Cheer after cheer were given for the nomination, which effectually wakened not only the family, but all the neighborhood, the street being by that time alive with anxious enquirers. The facts were soon known, and when the delegation departed, three cheers from the crowd greeted them as they went. Philad. Times. HOW TO PUNISH A COQ.UETTE. There was a pretty and cruel girl, who had led cap tive many lovers, by her artifices, and when they pop ped (he question, she enjoyed her triumph by a decided refusal. A roguish wit suffered himself to be apparently cagh: in her net. He followed up the courtship with surpri sing assiduity, and at length, he took an opportunity to offer his hand in a very formal manner. As he expec ted, the decided no was uttered in loud tenes, while her eyes shot forth a delirium of triumphant joy. The youth immediately smote his hands together, and falling on his knees, exclaimed "Oh! dear madam! ex' cept my warmest thanks, for you hava made me the hap plest of men! My father urgel ma on to this coutrship He threatenedjto disinherit me if I did not do my best. Spies were set to watch me, and I was obliged to feign the most ardent love for you but now that you have re fused me, I am free. 1 am at liberty to reveal the se cret! Only one more favor, dear madam go with me to my father and confess to him that I have well perfor. raed the part of a wooer, and that you never suspected that I was compelled to this step!" "Then I have beep made a fool ofl" said the coqvette sobbing aloud. . "Yes, my dear madam but no harm is done since you care not a straw for me and it you had admitted me, you know that 1 should have been obliged to marry you or submit to the loss of my inheritance." Strange to say the your.g lady now fell violently in love with the man who had treated her so cavalierly; but as he 'had cast his eyes elsewhere, all her tears and sighs were unavailing, and she was obliged to take her place among the love-lorn damsels ofthe day. RESOLUTION. There iscertainl) nothing in man so potential for weai or. for woe, as firmness of purpose. Resolation is al most omnipotent. Sheridan was at first ;timid, 'and obliged (o sit down inthe midst of a speech. Convinced of, and mortified at Ihe cause of his total, failure, he said one day to a friend 'It is in me, and it shall come out.' From that moment be rose and shone and triumphed in a consumate eloquence. Here was true moral cour age. And It was well observed by a Heathen moralist that it is not because things are difficult that we dare not undertake them. C Be thftubold in spirit.?, Indulge no doubts, for doubts are traitors. In the practical pur suit pi our high aim, let us never lose sight of it in the slightest instance; for it is more by a disregard of small things than by. open and. flagrant offences, that men come short of excellence. ,.;.. ; . t.. - Nbwapapers -i-Eve7 family should take and read Newspapers. ' No head of a family should rest content without a good Newspaper; rfor even if he cannot; his wife, his sons, or his daughters', or some' inmate of his family, tnaf read for the benefit of the whole family, & thus the family will become more intelligent.' ' A news paper in a family furnishes topics for Useful and inter esting conversation, and is a source of pleasure and im provement. Even the advertisements will be read with interest and profit by children,' and they thus are aids in ;,'work6- V-'- ' ' -v.'-y. !' V :"":'1f.t! '' ''''' .'""V ''--;; ; '.v :'' ' . RESOLUTIONS. , Posit d si tht Democratic National Convention. ' ReulvedHM the American Democracy place their trust not in factious symbols, not in displays and appeals insulting to the judgment -and subversive of, the intel lect oi the people, but in a clear reliance, the patriotism, and the discriminating justice of the American mass- Resolved, That we regard this as a distinctive feature of our political creed, which we are proud to maintain before the world as the great moral element in a form of government springing from, and upheld by, the popu lar will' and we cor.tiasl it with the creed and practice of Federalism, under whatever name or form, which seeks to palsy the will of the constituent, and which conceives no imposture too monstrous lor the popular credulity. a. - . Resolved, therefore, That, entertaining these views the democratic party ofihis Union, through their delegate8 assembled in a general convention ofthe States, coming together in a spirit of concord, of devotion to the doctrines and faith of a free representative government, and ap pealing to their fellow-citizens for the rectitude of their intentions, renew and re-assert before the American people, the declaration of principles avowed by them, when on a former occasion, in general convention, they presented their candidates lor the popular suffrage: 1. That the Federal Government is one of limited powers, derived solely from the Constitution, and the grants of power shown therein, ought to he strictly con strued by all the departments and agsnts of the Govern. ment, and that it is Inexpedient and dangerous to exer cise doubtful constitutional powers, .v 2. That the Constitution does hot confer upon the General Government the power to commence and carry on a general system of internal improvements. ; 3. That the Constitution does not confer authority up on the Federal Government, directly or indirectly, to as sume the debts ofthe several States, contracted lor local internal improvements, or other State purposes; nor would such assumption be just and expedient. 4. That justice and sound policy forbid' the Federal Government to foster one branch of industry to the det riment of another, or to cherish the interests of one por tion to the injury of another portion of our common country -thatevery citizen and every section ofthe coun try has a right to demand and insist upon an equality of rights and privileges, and to complete an ample pro tection of persons and property from domestic violence or foreign aggression. 5.. That Is the duty of every branch of the Govern ment to enforce and practice the most rigid economy in conducting our public affairs, and that no more revenue ought to be raised than is required to defray the neces sary expenses of the Government. 6. That Congress has no power to charter a Nationa Bank; that we believe such an institution one of deadly hostility to the best interest ofthe country, dangerous to our republican institutions and the liberty of the people, and calculated to place the business of the country with' in the control of a concentrated money power, and above the laws and the will of. the people. 7. That Congress hasnio power under the Constitu tion, to interfere with or control the domestic institu tions ofthe several States, and that such Slates are ihe sole and proper judges of every thing apertaining to their own affairs, not prohibited by the Constitution; that all efforts of the aboliiittiists or others, made to induce Congress to interfere with questions of slavery, or to take incipient steps in relation thereto, are calculated to lead to the most alarming and dangerous consequences. and that all such efforts have an inevitable tendency to diminish the happiness of the people, and endanger the stability and permanency of the Union, and ought not to be countenanced by any friend to our political insti tutions. 8. That the separation of the moneys ofthe Govern ment from banking institutions, is indispensable for the safety ofthe funds of the Government, and the rights of the people. That the liberal principles embodied by Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence, and sanctioned in the Constitution, which makes ours the land of liberty, and the asylum ofthe oppressed of every nation, have ever been cardinal principles in the democratic faith; and ev ery attempt to abridge the present privelege of becoming citizens and the owners of soil among us, ought to be resisted with the same spirit which swept the alien and sedition laws from our statute book. . Resolved, That the proceeds of the public lands ought to be sacredly applied to the national objects specified in the Constitution; and what we are opposed to the law lately adopted, and to any law for the distribution ol such proceeds among the States, as alike inexpedient in policy and repugnant to he Constitution. -' . , . Resolved, That we are decidedly opposed to taking from the President the qualified veto power by which he is enabled, under restrictions and responsibilities, amply sufficient to guard the public interest, to suspend the pas sage of a bill; whose merits cannot secure the approval of two thirds ofthe Senate and House of Representa tives, until the judgment of the people can be obtained thereon, and which has thrice saved the American peo ple from the corrupt and tyrannical domination of the Bank of the United States. , ;, ....... ; ! Resolved, That our title to the whole pi the. Territory of Oregon isclear and unquestionable;, that no portion ofthe same ought to be ceded to England or any olhej power, and that the re-occupation of Oregon, and the re-annexation of Texas at the earliest practicable pe riod are great American measures, which this Conven tion recommends to the cordial supportof the democracy ot the Union. Resolved, That this Convention hold in the highest estimation and regard their illustrious fellow citizen, MARTIN VAN BUREN, of New York; that we chei ish the most grateful and abiding sense of the abili ty, integrity and firmness with which he discharged the duties ofthe high office of Presidenlof the United State and especially ofthe Inflpxlble fidelity with which he maintained the true doctrines of the Constitution and the t' leasures of the democratic party during his trying and obly arduous administration, that, In the memorable struggle, of 1810 befell a martyr to the great principles fwhieh he was the worthy representative, and revere him as such; and that we hereby tender to him, in his honorable retirement, the assurance of the deeply seated confidence, affection and rcsfcclpl the American demo-' I ' ,: .'" - i ' ' Resoleed, That an addiess to the people of the United Slates in support of the principles of the democratic) par ty and of the candida tes presented, as their' representa- ives, by this Convention, be prepared by the committee on resolutions and be published by ilieni. Resolved, That the proceedings of this Convention be signed by its officers and published in the, Democratic Republican newspapers ol the United Slates.- , : DOVER TP; HICKORY GLUBa ; By a special call the CluS met on ihe 4th mat., and rganized by appointing G, F, Wassun to the Chair, it was then Resolved, that a committee ot three be ap pointed to draft resolutions expressive of the nomina tions for President and Vice President, made by the De mocratic Conventioa at Baltimore ; whereupon the Chair appoinied Dr. McMeal, H. Torrey, and John Mosely such committee, Dr. J. Slingluff and M. Collier, were successively called on to address the 'neeting, when thes- worthy maraber acquitted themselves in speeches ade quate to the glorious cause of Democracy. . Dr. S. dwelt with considerable ability on the nonuna- nomlnation of Mr. Polk fo President, highly applaud" ed this measure, and made the meeting throughly sensi ble of the Very sterling Democratic principles which which govern the Democratic nominees; then spoke on both the Texas and Tariff questions, expressing his conviction that until the election ot Mr. Polk to the Presidential Chair, these questions which now agitate the country would soon end in Annexing Texas to the United States and establishing a Tariff to answer judi ciously Its purpose. M. C. with his ususl expertness called oh every Democrat to applaud the Democratic nominations, expressed himself well satisfied with the choice made and condluded an ingenious speech full of democratic sentiments. '' ' Dr. McMeal then handed in the following preamble and resolutions. - Whercas; Coonery received In prospect its political death on the 29th ult., in the nomination of onr Demo cratic President and Vice President at Ihe Baltimore Convention, and whereas the whiggies stand aghast as did Belchezzar, at the unanimity in our Convention, when dissaffection and disorganization in our ranks, were honed for br our common enemy, and the fast friends of the aristocracy. ' Resocved, That in the nomination of James K. Pom for President and Gzo. M. Dallas for Vice President. we congratulate ourselves on having champions in the field, who will reflect honor on the Democra-ie party for their eminent services In days of trouble, when the political horizon was clouded and and the pampered nabobs were attempting to wrest from the cap of Liber ty its highest feathers. , " Resolved, That the strongest evidence ofthe existence oi a harmonizing spirit amongst us, was most clearly manifested in every section of our happy Republic is the virtual surrender of their preferences for their favo rites, and concentrating to a man upon the present nom inees, it is an earnest of the determination of the Dem ocracy to move in one anbroken phalanx to the ballot box and rear the Democratic standard over the graves of the skinned coons. Resolved, That we pledge ourselves to support the nominees of the Gemocratic Convention, and a premi um will be offered after the election to the person, who will furnish the greatest number of coonskins. Resolved, That "Hany of the West," for his Ian- guage to James K! Polk, the Democratic nominee, and then their Speaker of the Honse of Representatives, " Go home, God damn youl" will hear the same pain ful words doling in his ears in November next, (oni stripped of its profanity) Ihe sovereign people will then say, "go home, Harry, you can't come it.".. Resolved, That we believe when a portion of the people secede from the nation to which they were at tached and sustain themselves in that secession, to as to become an independent nation, and acknowledged as such by other nations, and the nation from which they detalch themselves is unable to reconquer it; that they are and of right ought to be entitled to all of the privi leges in their intercourse with our Government as are granted to the most favored nations. Resolved, That we believe that Mexico in her war fare against the citizens of Texas did violate all ofthe rules that govern nations at war with each other, by her baibarous, inhuman and indiscriminate massacre of all of the citizens of Texas that fell into her power, and thereby showed herself to be entirely destitute of the feelings of humanity and that her course in that war was in direct contravention to the usages of civilized and enlightened nations, and therefore merits from us in our intercourse with her the same treatment as bar barians. . ' .. -. . - ' - , Raolved, That as Texas has been acknowledged by ours and other Governments to be an independent nation we have ihe right to form treaties on all subjects not con flicting with the constiutions of either country, and that any treaty with our government now or hereafter made for the annexation of Texas to the United States for the common banefitof both nations would be in accordance to principles, that Govern nations in their inter course with each other. . , !. iv. ' On motion the Resolutions were adopted. , It was then Resolved, That the proceedings be pub lished in Ihe Ohio Democrat and Ohio Statesman ; The Club adjourned to meet again on Friday even ing the 7th June, 1844 1 - -, A; WILHELMI, Sec'y. , CLAY'S WHITE SLAVE LETTER. Attempted Denial. ' Ex-Speaker White the same man who stole the val edictory speech of Aaron Burr, and palmed it offas his own has written a letter to Henry Clay, relative to his white slave speech, the answer to which is of such a character that to the exclusion of other matter, we has ten to lay it before our readers, that they may see the shifts to which the great embodiment of whiggery is re duced, in his endeavors to avert the overwhelming' de feat which stares him the face. The letter is follows: ' ' v . " ' . v ' WiatUNffl-Atf, May 6, 1814. Mx Dca Sir: 1 have received yonr note, bringing to my notice a certificate subscribed by five gentlemen, members of the present House .of Representatives, all of them my political opponents, which you inform me is going the rounds of the locolooo papers. ' The object of that certificate seems to be to verify the correctness of an extract taken from theHriUp--.' !"f -tf-f'" r .istofj r?. ; , ,,; ;;,,:.,,:.,; ,., ... former member ofthe House Representatives (I beiieve not now living) to have remarked to ih following effect: - gentleman will not allow us to have black slaves . they must let as have ickile tntst for we cannot cm oitr fijewood, and black our shoes, and have our wives and daughters work in the kitchen." ,'"' - v ;. 1 think you attach an importance to this miserable attempt to prejudice me which it does cot merit. - Here ' is an extract from the file of the Intelligencer under date near twenty-four years ago, not from any speech ot mine; but from a speech of another member of Con, gress. He does not undertake to give mf words, but merely states the impressions oi me ejjea oi cenaio . words used by me a year before. During" the long and arduous discussions of what was called the Missouri question, I was so engrossed with the importance ofthe sunject. and so deeply apprehensive or tne awtui conse. quences which it involved, that I never wrote out or corr rected any speech of mine during the progress of the debate. - On the last and most important occasion -of , the agitation of that question, 1 made' an elaborate speech of several hour's duration; no part of which, I believe " was ever reported by the stenographers,, asit -certainly never was by me. "; v ' 1 certainly will not attempt ta recite what were Ihe precise wordvused by meihe occasion of any of my numeroys.speechea, short or long which I made in Con- gress on me Missouri question; out this i wii undertake to assert, with the most perfect confidence, that 1 never used the words, or any wonts which would bear the import of the extract" to which 1 have alluded.' .- I am confident of it because I never entertained such a senti ment in my life. I never conceived a contingency in which IJwould favor or countenance reducing white men to slavejy. To such an imputation I may oppose the tenor of a whole life, during which my humble exer-: lions have been constantly directed to the preservation . ot liberty at borne, and the encouragement of its es tablishment in foreign countres. it l nave not oeea a . Die to extend these extertions to the macs race held to bondage in this country, it has been because of consid erations and convictions, sincerely and honestly enter- . tained, embracing the peace and happiness of both the ' wnue aru oiacir. races, wmcn nave oeea ouen presented to the public . It is Quite Dossible that in amine noon the existence of the instution of slavery in this country, I may have contended (that the fclack race suDnlied those domestic offices, which under the name of "help,", "menial ten rants,'' ana domestics arc to be found in every state of civilized society, and consequently .relieved the white, race from the performance of those offices." If I hare ever employed such an argument, (of which T hava no recollection) it is apparent how erroneous inferences may hare been drawn from it which it did not author ize. , I hare no disposition to disparage the industry o! the wives of any of the certifiers to the extract, not to boast of that in my own family, bnt 1 venture to say that no one of them performs more domestic industry with her own hands than my wife does at Ashland. I am with goeat respect, you friend and obedient ser vant, ..-. v H.CLAY. Hon. John Whiti. t -v ,i , ' : Mr. Clay, it will be seen, unfortunately for himself, makes the admission that he did speak on the Missouri a question, at the UmeandplaM charged thai hUireechea in whole or in part, were never reported, but contends that the quotation from the speech of Mr. Rich are not to' be believed, because they were published near-twen-'y-four years ago, and because Mr. Rich did not profess to give the precise language of Mr. Clay; and because Mr. Rich is now dead. . . , It strikes us, that these argument are unfortunate ones, and that instead of aiding Mr. Clay in "ridding ,' himself of the charge, it must have the effect of rivetting . it upon him. . In his speech, as reported in the National Intelligencer of July 1st 1821, Mr. Rich of Vermont say ' ' ' " - ,.'-""f l " 'J "I have, by the successful influence of my example, taught my sons to cultivate the earth, while my daugh ters have been instructed inthe manufacture of clothing for themselves and brothers, extending even to those I have new the honor to wear, and in the useful labors ofthe kitchen." ' In a note to the bottom of this speech will be found the following: . - . "When this subject was under consideration at the last session, the honorable speaker (Clay) remarked to the following effect: "If gentlemen will not let us have Nad sUves.ikey must Mm ha v white ones; for WE CANNOT CUT ova FIREWOOD, AND BLADK OUR SHOES, AND HAVE OUR WIVES juid DAUGHTERS wor IN THE KITCHEN." ', -m If the long time which las elapsed since Mr. Rich made the this speech in Co ngjess, while Mr, Clay was Its presiding officer, and since it was published in the government paper, is to be offered as evidence to. prove it false, with how much more force can the fact be used th at, tor "near twenty four years" hat Mr. Clay suffer ed this slander if slander it be fo rest upon him, with out an effert to rescue his name from the infamy of such a sentiment. For twenty-four years, he would hare us believe that he had suffered a slander to rest upon his name for twenty-'our years, has he remained passive under the injury which.ie would make the rea der believe, was inflicted upon his reputation and this fact he now offers as strong evidence to rid himself, at once and forever, ofme charge. Had it been false, ean any man in his sober senses believe that an aspiring' mansuch as the history of Henry Clay shows him tor be would have rested for one moment under the stigy mal To suppose any such a thing, is to believe an atn surdity. But Mr. Clay did not deny it at that time, and. for the reason that there were many then in Congress who would have sustained Mr. Rich, and fastened the charge upon Mr. Clay, . , i, . . v. ... But, then says Mr. Clay, the words which Mr Rick? charged Jpon him, were said to have been "used by the-' (Clay) a year before." This is true, for Mr. Rich ack nowledges that the language was used -at the session previous, and we are disposed to (rive Mr. Clay all the benefit of this fact. In doing this however, we will.' bring to Mr, Clay's remembrance a speech made on tha very day in which be branded the laborers ol the North and West, who "cut their own firewood and black their, own shoes," and whose "wives and daughters work in ' the kitchen," as white slaves, and which speech abun dantly sustains the position, taken by Mr. Rich. It waa delivered by John W. Taylor, of Ne w York, and as we ! before said, on the very day that Clay made his speech, and was in reply to it, and will be found in the National . Intelligencer. Mr. Taylor was the friend, persona) ah-1. political, of Mr. Clay-he succeeded him at Speaker of . the House ol Representatives by Clay's influence, hat v voted for Adams in 1825, and was the very, man that. Clay placed in the chair, at the time he appealed, to the' House Instead of "the laws which regulate lie conduct ( pfroen of honor," as he had theatcned,' wheftcharged: , by George Kremer, of Pennsylvania, with forming a ( coalition with John & Adams.' 8uch is the witness wet bring on i'e stand to sustain the assertion of MrRich;., ; ' ' ' . " ' . ', t ' ' . 4 ., .i '.'.'I.-T '- '.,;.'h?ii:ri,1.1 ' ' .'W.--'i I" "i :,-' ' !t'- .1 a ' .1 !