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(.EVER AL SCOTT.
The following biographic notice of Gen Scott in taken from a late speech of the Hon. John M. Clayton, of Delaware. I have for many years known Winfield Scott of New Jersey, and I know him to be not only great soldierthe greatest captain of the age but I Inow him to be a scholar and a statesman.: jT.here i no greater error than to suppose, 'because a man is a great soldier, he cannot be a erreat civilian: Gun. Scott has Ue- voted hia life to the study of the profession of his early youth. He wav before he went tnlo the army, a lawyer; and although I hare met1 many men well acquainted wiin me aoctrine of international law, I have never seen; one more familiar with, and more deeply versed in, the true principles of international law than WlniielJ Scott No greater error eaa be com mitted by you, my countrymen, than to sup pose, beeause he is a great soldier, a victorious General, he is nothing more. ' He is n scholar an elegant and a profound scholar. He is a man, if he had never acheived a victory in battle, eminently qualified to fill the office of President, because of his civil qualifications; and it is because of them T stand hero, and mean to stand everywhere, ready to support liim. (Applause.) Moreover, my fellow-citizens WmfieU Scott is a man whose experience m public, affairs independent of his mere learn ing from books is equal to that of any mem ber of the House of Representatives or the Senate of the United Slates. He has taken a Jeei) interest in the political aflVr of his coon try since early youth. Originally, before the war of 1812. a Democrat of the Madiaanian and Jeffersonian school, impulsive, warm-hearted, ardent and patriotic, when the outrages that were committed upon this country by EnclanJ oeeurred. he resolved" to leave the profession in whieh he had every prospect of brilliant success, tor the purpose 01 ngnung tne battles of his e mntry, and, if necessary, shed ding hi blood in her defence. . My fcllow-cil-iaena, I stand here and support WinhYld Scott, not only because he i a civillian and statesman rmt because I know him. of my . own knowl edge; to be a nan as pure in heart, as high minded and honorable w all his intercourse with his fellow-men as any man I ever knew. (Enthusiastic applause.) Viewing him then, as a man qualified for the otnoe, I go on io con sider his other merits, and those which entitle him to th gratitude of hi country. He 18 a victorious General and a area soldier, and pro nounced by the greatest Captain on the other aid of the water to be one oi me greatest men of the age, Hia victories at Chippeway and Lundy's Lane were accounted at the. time when they occurred among Ihe most romark able event of the war of 1812. . "Willi an in ferior force at Chippewa he iMertcd Gen Riley although his troop were composed of the best veteran nf th British amy.; And Scott a chieved this triumph not merely by the valor of his soldiers, but by hi own inimitable skill in that splendid battle. It has been, among military men, ever since, th theme of unqual ified admiration.'- Tb manner in which the batlla waa fought, yon hav do time to hear, nor I to describe: but I have heard the ; best military men declare therwaa no battle which exhibited raor sonsumate skill and address than was shown by Scott when he conquered Riley. (Applause.) The next great battle in which this distinguished warrior showed his skill was the battle of Niagra Falls, Jaly 25th 1813. - In that night of horrors, when more me fell on ihe battle field than perhaps have ever fallen in any struggle of equal, numbers t British and American troops. Winfield Seott suffered the loss of two horses from under him was firrf wounded in the aide,, and still .kept th field, nt3 a few momenta before . the ac tion closed, when fighting before Jessup's regi ment, and contending, between muskets four tech feet apart, he was struck through the bod y and left for dead upon the field, having been dragged behind a tree, and laid there until th battle w over. - Th suffering which he underwent may be seen b' men who; know him depicted is hi face until thi day,,.; The terrib'e haBmorrcage ha left the linea ment of hia countenance of a pallid hue, and he now exhibits, and alway will, the conse quence of the wounds he received in that dreadful battle. Perhaps year elapsed be fore he recovered so thst his health would en able him to perform any doty. -He Tisited Europe, in order, if possible, to acquire more health. To this day. however, the bridle arm cannot be lifted, except from the elbow. V I pass over the many skirmishes iu . which he was engaged and 1 have no doubt he has passed through, hundreds of engagements com monly called battles for I desire to call your attention to the consideration 1 have mentionr ed, and lo some others which occurred during the Mexican war. From Vera Crux to the city of Mexico, Winfield Seott contended a jrainst the enemies of his country with varying success, amidst difficulties almost enexampled ia history, and penetrated with a small army nf 10.060 men. into an empire of eleven mil lion of people, and at last placed his eountrys I flag upon the heights o Uliepuuepec, nu iu th eitr af Mexico itself. - If there be a . man who does not feel, a sentiment of gratitude to Winfield Scott, let him read tho history ot the battle of. Cerro Gordo. Cherubusco, Cbepul tepec, kc,; and lastly, tha bloody fight which neaamd in . the eitr of Mexico, where the old hero triumphantly sustained the arms of his oountrv in h miast of a people -who. were . J . , , , ii .i . i,- dewpletely suoauea ano compiwu iv "! such treaty a the government of this country prnpased to dictate ; cWhat wa til reward of a faithful soldier who had done so much, and who suffered so much for his country f What waa hi reward from th governiteat ? We find, after he was victorious, th government sent out supernu meraries, making up an army of more than 30.000 men, and to 'k from him when fight ing was all over, and there was no more neces sity f ir n great general took from ; him the omrnind of that army and directed him to submit himself? Instead of disregarding, as many would have done, he obeyed the man date which sought to disgrace him, and we find hinr making the military strictly subordi nate tthe civil power. If there be any one thin for which 1 honor him more than an oth er. it i that he ha alway, by his example and practice, a well a by hi preaching and profession, maintained the civil as superior to th military power. Suppose he had hosen to y,I will not urrender the army I have Jed to victory, I will not yield the power giv en me. at the will of a tyrant at home ; I will not uffer myself to be disgraced and court martialed; but I will wear the garland of vio fory and see who can take it from my head - ' ; "': " ' Let me advert to one fact for which I have authority, and which I know to be true. At the very moment when peace was about to be made between this country and Mexico, when Winfield Scott - eould, with honor, hav ac cented avilae in the Mexican Army, he was offered one million two hundred and fifty thou and dollars, in cash, if he would resign the American army .and take command of the Mexicans, with a promise that a ration fat su perior lo that of the American army should be given to those who would join his standard, and enter the service of Mexico. And further, be was offercJ the Presidency of Mexico for five years, and was desired lo keep it during that tune in order lo restore peace. His civ il administration hud even won the admiration of iiis enemies, and was looked upon as a sa vior, and they offered him this large sum as an inducement to take the office. " Do yon not suppose ha was staag with resentment after he had done all for his country after lie had periled his life in every field, and conquered an empire for her advaniuge and glory, at finding himself dismissed from office. At that critical period a tempter advanced, and sai.t, "Take up the command of the army 0f Mexico, and the Piesidency of Mexico for five years." What was that but the diadem of Mexico and the office of Emperor, if he had clios. n to be sueh ? If he had taken it, suppose we had sent an army to chastise the Mexicans when they were commanded by Winfield . Scott; don't you think we should hae come back with a con siderable number of black eyes and bloody noses ? (Laughter.) Now look at this pic ture, and what do you find to surpass it? He rejected all these offers,and said, "I am an A meriean soldier, and my blood has been free ly shed for America, and shall be shed for no other country on earth. (Applause.) I I will die foi the Americans, but for no oth er people. God ever made. (Enthusiastic Ap plause.) The 1'residency of Mexico, the Em pire offered me by Mexico, cannot seduce me from thiit love of my own native land with which, thank God, I was born, and which I have retained from my earliest infancy to this day." Applause. Fellow citizens, I have thought there is nothing in the history of the past to equsl the ingratitude with which this gallantold soldier was treated unless you refer to Justinian and his Genera, Bellisarius. . To be sure, he did escape without his eyes being put out, but he is a poor man, and if he had chosen to take the Pretideney of Mexico, he might have been one of the miiliannire of the time; and indeed it would be difficult to estimate what he might have acquired. I point to these fact to show the patriotism and purity of the man's character. Again I ask, what can you End to surpass it ? i ou have been admirers of Jack son, Harrison and Taylor; and God knows I shall continue to be, while there is life in my body, an admirer of Zachary Taylor. But I cannot ha made insensible to th merits of Winfield Scott. All whose opinion is worth a straw consider that a better man never lived, and that he is the great General of the age. When he rame back from Mtiioo he was sick almost to death in the public service. The whole power of Ihe Government was against him who had done so much. He landed at New York quietly, and when I saw him for the first time after he had returned from Mex ico, be was pale and exceedingly feeble. That gigantic form, six feet and six inches in bis stockings, looked as if preparing for the Grave ; but, tbank God, he is now as hearty, hale, and able and willing to do service and battle for his country as he was at Chippewa or Niagara. Applause. My fellow citizens, Jackson fought two bat tles if I recollect his history, and they made him President for. eight years. Harrison fought one at Thames and one at Tippecanoe. Taylor fought ten, Washington eight I speak of pitched battles and Scott, if I count right, tan. Of those I have named, none but him self received a wound in battle. ' I beard Tay lor say his clothe wore shot to piece at Ba ns Vista, and he came out ragged hat, pant aloons and jacket war all cut up but still the old hero's body waa whole. Jackson did not receive a scratch, nor have I read that hia clothes were touched. But Scott had been wounded and shot - down in battle Scott, at the battle of Lund y 's Lane, was shot through the body, and nearly all the blood that was in him was poured upon the ground. lie had been previously wounded, and two horses shot under him, and he was left among the dead at tho conclusion of the action. If it will not lire vou, I will relate an anecdote of hat occurred at room' in Washington, be tween an oldaoldier, and gallant one who had fought under Scott, and Scoit himself. Col Cilley was in my room on a visit He had re ceived a shot in, that action which had shat tered his thigh to pieces, and he wili bear the marks to his grave. .While ha was talking with me General Scott did me the honor to call and see me. I introduced him to his old follow soldier, whom he bad not seen for more than thirty years. After a warm greeting be tween them, Cilley inquired of Scott how the action of Niagara, or Lundy's Lane, was bro't about, and for what reason the battle was fought I nad never been able to get Scott to converse upon the subject of the battles he had fought, or the wounds he had received. aa he immediately turned the subject to some thing else, and showed that the topic was un pleasant. But when appealed to by a broth er soldeir, who had fought and bled with him, he did go into a minute history of all the rea sons that brought about the battle. It ap peared Lieutentant General Drummond had come down with 4000 of the best veterans from the Peniosular war. Scott had pursued the Marquis all day, and chased hirn orer the Chippewa. Next day Reily came over and attacked him, and the action lasted until night, when Reily was totally deserted and driven over the river. Brown told him afterwards that there was a large force in Lundy's Lane, and he found Reily there. Scott advanced and saw a large body of men drawn up, but there were not so mney as he had at first im agined. The troop Reily bad fought with at Chippewa, juined- by a number of Canadian volunteers, formed the army before him. He had heard nothing of ilia troops advanced by Drummond, and he directed his brigade to be drawn up as ha said as he had whipped Reily before, to whip him again. As Ihe bat tle mged, he said he saw large masses of men throughout tha woods, artillery, infantry and cavalrr, until at tenth he discovered ha was attacked by a grant additional force of real British regulars. Immediately he sent for Ripley' brigade to join him. It arrived at nirfht. The veteran went on so say, that dur ing that night he had witnessed more hard fighting than he had ever seen before in his life. Men fought with bayonets point to point, after they had fired away alt the cairidges in their boxes. There was a cry of more catrid ges, and during that cry a soldier immediate ly before him was struck ; and as he fell he exclaimed "Catridces in my box?" and Scott said he went up to him, and he was dead. Shortly after that he received tho dreadful wound I have attempted to describe, and was dragged behind a tree; and when he recov ered himself th British had retreated from the ground. Now I have given you nn imperfect sketch of the military character and feats of this dis tingushed warrior. I know that other gen tlemen are to follow me, and I have already consumed more of your tim than fell to my lot; but before I conclude, let me brieflly re- eapitulste the ground on which I am about to ask you to ratify the nomination mace nt oui timore. You have a great soldier who has suffered for' his country, who has achieved more victories for her, and done her more service than any man, except George Wash ington, that she" ever produced a soldier that never could be conquered in his country's cause, and one who has always adhered to Washington's maxim, that the military should be kept strictly subordinate to the civil pow er. You have a humane, generous, benevo lent sold.ar; you have a civilian, a distinguish ed, learned, and able civilian ; a sholar and a gentleman. You have a man who, although himself a Protestant Episcopalian, has never suffered religious bigotry to enter his heart. While in Mexico, on all occasions, he indicat ed the great truth established by our own Constitution and Bill of Rights, that all men hare a right to worship God according to their own consciences, and therefor he maintain ed the Catholics in Mexico ia Ihe enjoyment of their religious rights Applause. Y'ou have no fnnatio or party bigot to vote for, but a great good, gallant and glorious leader, and a man alike .able to manage the eivil affairs of his country, and to lead an army into the field of biitrie. Will jou vote for such a man as thai? (Voices, yes, yes.) I sav nothing of the let ter hu has written describing the bravery of me uittn who hare fought under him, bul 1 refer you to (his incident. After tho battle of Qiieonstnwn heights, where Scott first dis tinguished himself, when ho had been over whelmed with British regulars, and taken prisoner, while on his way to Quebec, with the soldiers who taken prisoners with him. and while he was lyinir sirk in a hammock, he heard a noise above him. Immediately sus pectini; that something was wrong, he rushed on deck, and found that all his men were called together, and the British officers were calling them over, and making each man tell hit name, the object being to obtain from the sound of the voice, and from, the brogue of inose wno answered, who were Irishmen and who were not, in order that th former mieht be executed as traitors to their ountry,which i i i j . . . . . . it uiiu uern ueierminea to do. lie Sound thir ty one prisoners already set apart. Scott call ed to all his soldiers present, "not a man of you dTe to open your mouths until I com mand." The soldiers refused to answer, and the British officers in the most indignant terms threatened mm without any effect. SSo sol dier would siy a word, and you could no lon ger tell an Irishman from a native. Great enthusiasm. Scott declared that for every Irishman whose lifo was taken, he would take the life of an Englishman when he returned to his own country. He wet to Quebec, and was immediately exchanged. Subsequenty he proceeded to Washington, and drew th Act of Congress with his own hand which authorized him to retaliate upon the English. He immediately wrote a deliberate order, sta ting that if a hair from the head of one of these Irishmen was hurt, he would take th lives of just so many Englishmen whom he bad made prisoners at Chippewa. My fellow citizens, there is a patriot there is a true hero there is a man whom all men whether Whigs or Democrats, agree is the great soldier of America in the present day, and decidedly the most successful eur coun try ever produced rab urbt ondita and a man who has shed mere of his own blood than any other. Some say he is proud. Thank God he is proud, and too proud to do a mean and dirty act. But he is generous, he is be nevolent, he is merciful : he is, in the language of another. " In battle the lion ; But the battle once ended. In mercy, the Lamb." Let the English whom he conquered in two great battles answer whether he is not a mer ciful and generous conqueror. No man's name stands higher in England than that of Gen. Winfield Scott, although he has so ma ny times humbled their pride. Ask the Mexi can, now, his opinion of Winfield Scott, and he will you he considers him the roost merci ful, kind, and generous conqueror this age has produced. Is not this a character worthy of honor ? I love him more for his mercy to the vanquished than for oil the other rlories of his military life, f Applause.! Bolting Already. It seems that the nomination of Gen. Pieree does not suit the tastes and feelings of the harmonious Democracy quite as well as some of our Locofoco brethren would have us be lieve. Scarcely hare the delegates had time to reach home, before we hear one, and anoth er, after finding out "who is Gen. Pierce ?" declare that they will not support him. The Cincinnati Daily Citizen, a strong Democrat ic sheet, is exceedingly uneasy at the position of its nominee, as exhibited by its weak at tempts to defend him an significantly snys: "If we bnd him so illiberal as to hold doc trines subversive of ur whole system of relig ious liberty the doctrines of the old New Hampshire constitution we shall take his name from our ticket, and since we cannot rote for a Whig, put in its place a blank line. ' A writer in the same paper, who signs him self "A Foreigner and a Democrat," after re gretting the nomination, and wondering why Buchanan, Cass, Douglnss, Butler, Houston, and other shiniug lights of the Locofoco party were thrown overboard, speaks as follows of Gen. Pierce as the representative of the Dem ocracy of New Hampshire, a strong Locofoco State, where Catholics are not allowed to hold office : "In the first place, the Whigs will be sure to elect their candidate if they bring out the proper person, and they will surely do so, ns they know that Mr. Pierce has but a little call on the votes of a certain portion of our citizens How is it possible that men will vote for a may, the representative of a State that pro scribes a certaiu portion of its citizens from holding any office, the most trifling, even that of a surveyor, because of his religious convic tions?" "This alone, gentlemen, will be a great bar rier against him, although Mr. Pierce may not hold these principles. But New Hrmshire does: and to her shame be it said, at a recent trial to remodel her constitution, and strike out those clauses, it as all the world knows, was defeated by a majority; and thoieare the Democrats that expect the votes of a people that they themselves proscribe. The Conven tion made a bad selection, to my mind, and on which will ensure, I think defeat. I have been a Democrat ali my life; but I am now changed, without something is brought to light which is not now known, favorable to Mr. Pierce. A New Hampshire man is not the man for me. Wow'i Support Them. Th Lorain Ar gus contains a letter from Norton S. Town sbend, of Locofoco Free Soil notoriety. The letter takes exception to the Pro-81avery Plat form adopted by the Democratic National Convention, and says that as the jcandidates nominated by the Convention sustain that portion of the Platform, he cannot support them. Tewnsend haa been a big gun in the Locofoco party, but the dose offered him thi time won't go down. "Gen. Pierce knows no East, no West, no North, no South." Attica Atlas. Neither does the East, West, North or South know Gen. Pierce. The Coincidence is truly remarkable! Alleghany Whig. SW Gen. Seott is said to be Cl feet tall. THE FREEMAN: FREMONT, OHIO. J. 8. FOVKE Editor. SATURDAY, JULY 10,1852. WHIG NOMINATIONS- " For President, WINFIELD SCOTT, Of New Jersey. For Vice President, WILLIAM A. GRAHAM, Of Arorth Carolina. The Freeman Will be furnished from this time to the first of December for 50 cents, in advance, or for three cents a week, to be paid at the end of that time. Now is the time to circulate the Documents, and we would like to scatter 1000 copies of our paper over this county per week. Will not our friends send us in long lists of subscribers. State Convention! On the 21st day of July, inst., a Whig State Convention will be held at Columbus, to nominate a candid ate for Supreme Judge, a member of the Board of Public Works, and twenty-three Presidential Electors, to be supported by the people at the Fall elections. Each township in Sandusky county is entitled to have one delegate in that Convention. We trust there will be a full representa tion from this county. Let the Whigs in the several townships hold meet ings and appoint their delegates, and see that they are in Columbus by the 21st of this month. Chippewa Club. The next regular meeting of the Sandusky County Central Chippewa Club, will meet at Buckland's Hall, on Thursday evening, July 21st. Let the time be remembered. Chippewa Club. The Chippewa Club was well attended on last Thursday evening. The following persons were elected officers of the Club for the en suing month : Prtiidtnt.Dr. D. Brainard. FiVe Prttidtnt. Ira Smith. Secretary. C. D. Hall Corretponding Secretary.- J. 8. Fouke. The President appointed the following per sons to act as Finance Committee : C. D. Hall, O. C. CanSeld and G. M. Til lotson. The President also appointed the following persons an Executive Committee: John Shrenk, Joseph Hounsinger, and R. P. Duckland. M. S. Castls, Esq., then addressed the Club in a speech of near two hours in length. His remarks were principally confined to an swering a speech made by E. M. Stone, of Norwalk, before a Democratic meeting in this place on Friday evening of last week. He completely refuted the many gross eharges made by that gentleman against Gen. Scott and tho Whig party. 5th or Jaly. This day was pretty generally substituted for Ihe 4th all over the Union, and we read accounts of large celebrations that were had in various places. In Fremont the day pass ed off rather quietly, the young people having principally gone on a pleasure excursion to the Islands. However, the old field piece that Col. Croghan used in defence of Fort Stephenson, was fired at intervals of 3Qmin- utes throughout the day, and in the evening a grand display of fire-works took place. A Cotilion party also went off in the evening at Social Hall, where a most pleasant time was had. H0 3T The old nine pounder that was used by Col. Croghan in defence of Fort Stephen son, was brought to this place on the night of the 4th, and early the next morning was put into requisition. By an act of Congress, it was donated to this place some two or three years ago, but from some cause has never been for warded on till now. t3T There is a report in town, how it or originated, or how much truth there is in it, we cannot say, that Col. Fremont, for the honor done him by our citizens in naming our town after him, has placed, subject to the or der of the council, a brass ten pounder, and that it is now in Columbus. We trust the "town fathers" will enquire into this matter. if they think there is any truth in the report to t3T We understand that our young people who went to the Islands on a pleasure excurs ion, had rather a pleasant time, but was in no wise indebted to the officers, or owners of the boat for it Henry Clay's Remain. Mr. Clay's body has been removed to his old borne. A delegation of 13 persons went from Kentucky to Washington city, and were there joined by a number of Senators and Representatives, who were deputed by their respective houses, lo convey his remains to Ashland. The most profound and deep sor row- haa been manifested all over the country at this great National loss, and every respect possible, has been paid to the illustrious dead. &jT A fine shower here ye3terday morning John L. Greene Esq. It is known to most of our readers by this time, we presume, that the gentleman, whote name heads this article, has gone over to the inimy or in other words, has become a Lo- cofo, in the full acceptation of the word. This act on his part, excited no particular aston ishment among the Whigs" of Fremont, for they had long known that he, like some other aspiring and ambitious gentlemen that we might name, was only waiting a fit opportun ity to leave Ihe Whig party, when he could I make some show to honesty in his forsaking j what we have heard him term "those almigh ty and everlasting principles that are inherent in the bosom of every true Whig;" and what time so fit as that when the Whig party had just nominated their great Chief, under whose triumphant banner they wereshure to march to victory in the coming campaign.What matters it lo him if Gen. Scott is elected, so that he gets established into the party whose ascendency in the county and district is a matter of certainty. But to the reasons he has given for desert ing his old associates and friends? He says the Whig party are ungrateful ! Ungrateful! We have been a resident of this county for near seven years, and for the most of that time have been intimately acquainted with Mr. Greene, (and we admit that a more agreeable. sociable, and gentlemanly man, is hard to be found any where, and we have always, Bnd do now, entertain the most profound respect for him as a gentlemen,) and know something of his political course and aspirations. In the Spring of 1848, the Whigs run Mr. Greene for Justice of the Peace, and elected him by one majority, after a strenuous effort on the part of his friends by rallying out the Whigs to the polls. This was the first great error of the Whig party. This is what gave the first impulse to his aspirations for office. In the Fall of 1848 the Whig party run Mr. Greene for Prosecuting Attorney, and strange to tell, he was elected. This result showed that the Democratic party was not invincible, when the Whigs had the right kind of timber! In the Fall of 1850, his terra of office as Prose cuting Attorney expired, and the Whigs run him again for the same office, but this time he wasn't elected he didn't get enough votes. Some two or three Whigs voted against him, on tliij occasion and that was considered good grounds for him lo charge the party ith being ungrateful ! Now, for the first time we hear him talking about leaving the Whig party. But those "almighty principles" prevented him from doing so. The next Spring his term of office as Justice of the Peace expired. We tried to re-elect him again, out we coulun L I lie party was again charged with being ungrateful because it could nol make Democrats vote for him. Whe ther it was those "almighty principles" that kept him in the party, we ennnot say, but we find him running on the Whig ticket for Pros ecuting Attorney the next Fall, in Ottawa County. He didn't get elected again. . Up to this lime he had always acted with the Whig party, attended their conventions, and partic ipated in their proceedings. Last Spring the Whigs run a man for Justice of Ihe Peace that they could elect, and we find . Mr. Greene astride of the fence. He looked at the Court house, and there saw three or four men who had formerly been Whigs, enjoying all the emoluments of office, and his mind was at once forcibly struck with the idea, that the principle of the Locofoco party were, to say the least, much more acceptable then those of the Whigs. They paid better. Now we have yet to hear of a single man (and we have talked with dozens) whether Whig or Democrat, who has any faith in Mr. Greene's recent extraordinary conversion. He will hnve to serve a long probationship before he can feed out of the Democratic crib. That our Whig friends may not plioe too much importance on this matter, we will state that there are at least a dozen Democrats, (none of your office seeking demagogues,) not a mile out of the corporation of Fremont, who have expressed their determination to go for Scott '. io 3T The New York Express says that Mr. Clay, previous to his death, conversed with freedom of Gen. Scott's nomination to one, if not more of his friends, after his nomination, last week. He was satisfied wiih his nomina tion, and spoke in the highest and kindest terms of him as a man, as a soldier, and as a Whig. $3T The Fremont Band had free ticiett for the Boat excursion to tho Islands.- But they ascertained before they got home that "free tickets" only roent that they should give their services free of charge. They had to pay for their pleasures as well as the others. We had our hat "chalked" for the excursion but we are. rather pleased we didn't avail ourselves of the owner's magnanimous offer. We don't like their manner of using "ticketed" passengers. Mr. Jandyce had a fancy ,or affected to have, that when things didn't go right with him it was all owing (o the wind. So with the edi tor of the Cincinnati Enquirer. He sees the political fortunes of Locofocoism going to pot, and thus he charges it to the wind, which some how or other will blow the wrong way : Religious Notices of the Presidential Nominations How thk Wind Sits. The Catholic Teleeraph of Cincinnati says of th Democratic nomination of Geo. Pierce: "As he comes from the only State in the Union in which Catholics are proscribed by the Con stitution, it will be prudent to ascertain bis opinions on that subject, before we think of aiding in bis election. Of Gen. Scotts nomination the Telegraph says: "Gen. Scott, world-renowned, is the candidate of the Whig party for the Presiden ey. It wouldn't do for us to say anything about him, because they say, religious journ als ought not to interfere in political questions. jfy D. W. Gould had his pocket picked on a canal boat between Maumce and Toledo. J $10 in cash and sonie papers were abstracted Infamous Forgery. A letter has been going the rounds of the Loeofo press, purporting te have been written by Gen. Scott, and generally termed bis "Na tive American" letter. , The Democrat pub lished the same letter last week, and hat an extract from it under its editorial head. A more outrageous and infamous forgery, pro bably, never was perpetrated, and the scoun drel, who has thus, assassin like, palmed off upon the public this fraud, deserves the sc. verest punishment that could be possibly awarded to ihe most hardened criminal. Lan guage ia attributed to Gen. Scott, in that let ter, that he never used. Opinions are put into his mouth, that never entered hia head. They are at variance with his whole life, and oft expressed sentiments to the contrary. 1 he following lotter, written by a well known citizen of New York, and who was for many years a Reporter in Congress, a warm per sonal friend of Gen. Scott, and withal a na tive of Ireland, will put at rest forever, except with dishonest and obscure newspaper edi tors, this silly charge of 'Native Americanism' against Gen. Scott: ' , Ccn. Scott and the Evening Post. As a quiet observer of passing events, I oc casionally feel a desire to Hake public some of my thoughts. That feelling may predom inate considerably during the pending Presi- aentiai canvass, and 1 shall feel obliged if you will permit me a hearing once in a while in your columns. . The Evening Postol Saturday last publish es a letter writen, I suppose, by some Loco Foco, on the subject of "Nativism" which it attributes to Gen. Scott It is true that Gen. Scott, some ten years ago, was asked bis opinion concerning some proposed changes in the Naturalization laws, to which he replied, sueeestinjr among ether things, that Irishmen, Germans, and others ofi forereign birth, who served in the array or navy, should be admitted to the privilege of citizenship on a shorter than that now estab lished by law, (five years,) and suggesting, al so, other alterations to prevent illegal voting, Ac. ;but distinctly objecting to the organiation of the "Native" party, then sustained by the ijoeoioco majorities ot tne surouroan munici palities of Philadelphia county, which result ed in the burning of the Catholic churches by the LocofocO mob of the Northern Liberties, Southwark, &a. He distinctly took ground against the anti-Catholic fearure of the move ment, and refused to recognize any organiza tion which would exclude naturalized citizens from the organization. . " - .. : This letter has never been published, but some of its suggestions have become public, some enemy of General Scott, published pre tended extracts from it, on the . eve of the Whig Philadelphia Convention, m which lan guage never used by General Scott was in terpolated. The forgery was afterward en larged, and illuminated by typographical dis play, and that double forgery is published as genuine in the Post of Saturday I A common forgery, which defrauds a bank. or a merchant, of a few thousand dollars, con signs the perpetrator to the'penitcntiary, tho' the basness is tritlng in comparison to that which would rob the distinguished patriot of the esteem of his feliow-citizena, and of that class, particularly, in whose behalf he suffered and shed his blood. ' Now, the Post knows that Gen. Scott is the only man living, who, with his own hand, pulled down the the British flag in war wag ed lo vindicate the lights of naturalized citi zens; and that he received in their defence, the British bullets which. he still carries about with him in his body. It knows that Gen. Scott caused a number of British soldiers to be held as hostages lor the safety of the Irish men taken prisoners on the Canadian frontier, causing the British Government to understand that an English soldier would be hanged for every Irishman executed. It knows that Gen.' Scott, four years ago, wrote a le'ter which is published in bis life, which may be had for thirty cents, at the store of A. S. Barnes, No. 51, John street, in which he distinctly says of the naturalized citizens: - - "Certainly it would be impossible for me to recommend or support any measure intended to exclude them from a just and full pnrttct- pation, in all civil and political rights now se cured to them by our republican laws and in stitutions." ' The Post Know that this is Gen. Scott's present position on the naturalization question, yet it passes this over and publishes the for- SeTJ- ..-. . '. , It Snows, tow, that uen. fierce oeiongs to a party, which, when he choose to urge them to do it, polled more votes in New Hamshire, than the Whigs and Free Soilers combined, yet still persists in excluding a large portion of naturalized citizuns from omce, en accoual ot their religious opinions. : I have chosen to notice this publication in the Post, because the paper professes to have some sense of honot and veracity. Gen. Scott did not write the letter as published in the Post of Saturday. Will it disavow tha for gery, or be branded by all honorable men as a calumniator? On some other oceasion I shall discuss this matter more at length. Enough for the pres ent with the Post WM. E. ROBINSON. New York, June 18. 1852. That our readers mar know Gen. Scott's true sentiments in regard to our adopted citi zens, we re-publish the following letter from him. written in 1848: also an extrael from a speech he made in New York on his return from the war in Mexico, about the same time: Washington May 29 1848 Dear Sir: In reolv to vour kind letter of the 18th inst, I take pleasure in saying that, grateful for the too partial estimate you place on my public services, you do me no more than justice ia assuming that I entertain 'kind and liberal views towards our naturalized citi zens." Certainly it would be impossible for me to recommend or support any measure in tended to exclude them from a just and full participation in all civil and political rights now secured to them by our Republican laws and institutions. It is true, that in a case of unusual excite ment, years ago, when both parties complained of fraudulent practices in the naturalization of foreigners, and when there seemed to De dan ger that native and adopted citizens would be permanently arrayed against eaeh other in hostile factions, I was inclined to concur in the opinion, then avowed by leading statesman that some modification of the naturalization laws might be necessary in order to prevent abuses, allay strife, and restore harmony be tween the different classes of our people. But later experience and reflection have entirely re moved this impression, and dissipated my ap prehensions. In my recent campaign in Mexico, a very large portion of the men under my command were your countrymen Irish, Germans, fcc. 1 witnessed with admiration their zeal.fiddity and valor in maintaining our flag in the fac of every innger. vieing with each other and our native born soldiers in patriotism, constan ey and heroic daring. I was happy to call them brothers in the field, as I shall always be happy to salute them aa countrymen at home. - I remain, dear sir, with great esteem, yours truly, ,. WINFIELD SCOTT. Wh. D. RoBrssoK, Esq. The falsehoods aad forgeries that have been published against Gen. Scott are fast meeting ) their deserved fate. One br one they are stamped with the infamy they so richly de- On his return from Mexico, Gen "Scott waa met at New York with a magnificent public; reception. In his speech on that occasion, bo used the following language : . s. a ou nave oeen pleased, air. to allude to our adopUd citizens. I can aay that the Irish, tne uermana, tbe Swiss, the French, the Brit ons, and other adopted citizens, fought in the same ranks, under the same colors, side by side, with native born Americans o)i;h;t;n. like courage and efficiency, and uniting at ev- ery victory in the same, enthusiastic shouts-ia . honor of our flag and country. From Ver Cm to the Hanit.4 nt Mo riiiA t K aA aarataa svn.A. ' generous rivalry in heroic daring and brilliant achievements.' Let those who witnessed that ' --- - - wo.w. u,BV nm wud Emccr oi TBior aim patriotism aay, u tney can, what race, according to numbers, contributed most lo the general success and glory of the -e ampaign. On the many hard-fought battles, there was no room for invidious distinction. All proved themselves the faithful sons of our beloved country, and no spectator could " fail to dismiss any imaginary prejudice he rmgni nave emeriamea as to the comparative , merus oj Americans oy birtA ami Americans , by adoption. . ,.. r . . , . . . . ; In General Scott's letter of acceptance, the following sentence appears, which is but' a re iteration of his matured opinion, expressed years ago. We think: bur adopted citizen win agree WHO us, tbat the sentiments con. tained in this paragraph, does not show that Scott is so very decidedly opposed to the inter ests of foreigners, as these hirelings of tbslo-'- cofoco party would have; them believe: ' ' "Also to recommend or approve of a sinirle alteration in our naturalization laws suggested . by my military experience, viz: Giving to all '. ioreigners the right ot citizenship, who. shall, faithfully serve, in the time of war. one rear on board of our public ships, or in our land. -force tegular or volunteer on their reeei- ving ao honorable discharge from the service." Such, we assert, has been the uniform ex pression of hia opinion. . The man who, in the . war of 1812, baved the wrath of the British, while he was a prisoner, by commanding hia sen to keep silence, and not answer question as 10 mew native- country, ana who threaten- ed the insolent British, officer that for every Irishman that was executed a British soldier : sould meet the same fate, never did, and nev er will entertain any other than the kindest ' feelings towards the generous and the bravo of other lands,who make this happy land their homes.' ..' i.f . -".. '.' t3ff In a speech in the United Slates Sen-? ate, March 23, 1848, Daniel "Webster spoke as follows relative to tbe character and servi-. ces of General Scott, and hi base treatment by the Polk administration : "I understand, Sir, that there is a reoort from Gen. Scott from Gen. Scott, a man that has performed the most brilliant cam- -paign on recent military record, a man who has warred against the enemy, warred against . the climate, warred against a thousand unpro pitiots circumstances, and has carried the flatf- of bis couutry to the capital of the enemy. nonoramy, proudly, humanely, to ins own per manent honor and the great military credit of the country. General Scott -and where is he? At Puebla! at Puebla, undergoing an inquiry before his inferiors in rank, ant other persons without military rank while the high power be has exercised with eo much dis tinction are transferred to another, I do not'' say unworthy of them, but to one inferior in rank, station and experience, to himself." Wheeling- Into Line. : Some of our democratic friends have' been , (buckling with considerable glee over indica-" liens, which they professed to have discovered of a determination of a portion of the - Whig party to reject the nominations of the National Convention. The Democrat of last week con tained a number of extracts, purporting to be taken from Whig newspapers, and telegraph reports. These articles are nearly all manu factured for tho occasion, and what were not of this class, are so garbled and altered, that they bear the moat distant resemblance to tho original. The only apparent dissatisfaction at : the nomination of Gen. Scott was among the friends of Mr. Webster, in Boston, and on one street in New York, among the monied aria-. tnrrarv Rut w arA CAm? tsi ha ivim rvoll.M Ia drag the last pi ask from beneath Jhe sinking democrats. A Boston correspondent of the New York Courier and Enqoier, a democratio . paper, writes as follows. " ,'t J- ,'-! ,?. "As a faithful annalist of- the course of events in this city and vicinity,' I am bound to -say, that appearances are mow more favorablol tothe rally of the Whig party in aor of Scott and Giaham, than they have been. .A day r or two since, the venerable and respectable ' Daily Advertiser appeared with the names of the Whig nominees at tbe head of its columns The editors promise, in connection, to do what thev can to elect him." - " " This resnlt we anticipated, and there i not now, in this broad Union, a sinirle paper, de serving the name of Whig, or a man, deserv- l n rr sinailur Kitnulnunn that will rtnnfiaA thfl "6 .. ... f . . 'ft election of Scott and Graham, while on tha other hand, there are thousands of Democrat who have expressed their determination to vote for the old Chieftain. The New York , Tribune says there are twenty-five Locofoco members of Congress who will not support Pierce and King. That is but a type of tho disaffection existing in that party all over tho the country. If the signs of the times are an indication of the result in November, the Whig . candidates will be elected by a majority un precedented in the annels of the nation. -w T A- 7).7 ?.'.' Tf." It,, l.-.l. of a neat and spirited little paper,' published at Dayton, Ohio, by an association of printers, among whom we recognize the name of our old friend M. A. Shrenk, Esq., The "Item" is handsomely printed, and already has a cir culation of over 1089 copies per day.. It i sent to subscribers for one penny a number. Here's our W Mart.