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volume x. Number 492.
RALE lU II, IV. C.,WED,fiSDAl, APRIL 3, 1844
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Mr. Melville's Address.
following finished piece of patriotic elo
was delivered by Gansevoort Mel-
Esq., in New York, at the great Demo-1
cractic Jackson Festival, on the 15th ult
Fellow Democrats: We are not here to
mouth high-sounding phrases to prate of trans
cendental philosophy in transcendental language
and to defy "the mill boy of the slashes." Nei
ther are we here to indulge in fulsome eulogy,
and debase ourselves at the footstool of any man.
Nor are we here to enter deep into a discussion of
the principles and policy of the democratic party.
This is not the fitting time for the elaborate con
sideration of the subject so grave and weighty.
What, then, are we here for 1 Why, this gather-ino-in
of the democratic host? Wherefore are
the beauty and the bravery of this fair city con
gregated here to night? This is a jubilee. We
come here to discharge a duty which is a pleas
ure. We are here to eel- brate the anniversary of
the birthday of Andrew Jackson applause the
man who has filled the measure of his country's
glory. He who, in times not long passed, was
our champion and our leader he whose crest al
ways danced in the hottest and thickest of the
fiaht he who swept on at the head of the demo
cratic masses with a force as resistless as the sur
ges of the sea. And we came here to celebrate
the aniversary of his birthday, as he would have
us cd.brate it to take each other by the hand
to look each other in the face to cheer each oth
er onward to feel that we stand as we did of yore,
shoulder to shoulder, making common cause a
gainst a common enemy. Cheers. This is the
way that the anniversary of his birthday should
be celebrated. We aFe brethren, and we meet as
brethren. The spirit which actuates us, one and
all. is the spirit of union, harmony, concession.
Everything for the cause nothing for men. Our
opponents, the whigs, held a great pow-wow here
on the fourth day of this present March. It was
a celebration in anticipation of the inaugura
tion of Henry Clay. Laughter. Apprehen
sive that they wilt be deprived of the reality, they
are determined not to do without trie allusion.
Their celebration will turn out to be very much
like the dead apple fair to the eye, but turning to
ashes on the lips. They have enjoyed their shad
ow, but we have a word to say about the substance.
Who ever before heard of a celebration in antici
pation ? There is not a farmer's wife in the coun
try but who might have taught the magnates of
the whig party herea lesson of practical wisdom,
by simply referring to the old saw, that it is im
prudent to count chickens before they are hatched.
Great laughter. This celebration of theirs ts
pretty much the same thing as if some poor, hun
gry, starving loafer should cuddle up in a warm
corner, close his eyes, shut his mouth, and eat a
glorious good dinner in imagination. Continu
ed laughter and cheers The whigs said one
thing at their late meeting here,- which cannot be
passed over in silence. The orator of the evening
declared that the women were with them. This
sentiment was concurred in by a very high au
thority. A gentleman who hx private life is esti
mable and respectable, and to whom, I only reer
in his public capacity. . He distinguished himself
on that occasion calling to mind the fact that the
devil can quote scripture - and feeling justified by
the precedent, he quoted scripture too, laughter
for all must know who is referred to the cele
brated whig extravaganza singer, Mr. Jim-along
Josey Hoxie. Roars of laughter, and cries of
" clear the way old Dan Tucker." Now with
all due respect to such high authority, we meet
this assertion boldly and plumply, ana deny that
the women are with thern. On that point we are
ready and desirous to join the issue whenever and
wherever they chose. On that point they have
thrown down the gauntlet. We take it up, and
in behalf of our fair democratic countrymen, ac
cept the challenge. Calling to witness the bright
cestus of Venus and the blushes of young Aurora,
we feel confident that we can produce more and
prettier women than they can. Tremendous
cheering for several minutes. When I learned
that their orators had made that monstrous asser
tion, it caused me to reflect. What, thought I
the fairer, the better, and the gentler sex that we
all delight to honor to whom we all owe so
much they who make a paradise of horrre--3a-gainst
us ! If this be so, we might as wpII give it
up first as last for it would be decidedly a bad
job. Laughter. But it is not so. Cheers
Every man of us, on that subject, can speak from
his own observation. Cheers As (or myself, I
come from a stock, the women as well as the men
of which have, from the nrst organization of par
ties, manifested a preference for and a sympathy
with the democratic cause. Loud cheers! If
any man wishes more proof, than is derived from
his own personal knowledge, let him look around
him. Thoe galleries will settle the question.
Tremendous applause, and nine cheers for the
ladies The wild flowers of feminine delicacy,
beauty and grace, that honor us with their pres
ence here to night, and whose, exceeding loveli
ness misrht lure an anchorite from his cell, were
never plucked from the prim and artificial garden
of modern whiggery. Shoots of laughter and
tremendous applause. Show me a woman who
can sympathize with the magnificent mother of
the Gracchi who, when asked by the aristocrat
ic dames of ancient Rome to exhibit her store of
ornaments of gold and precious stonea answered.
that she had nene of these, but at the same time
produced her two glorious sons, exclaiming,
these are my jewels !"- Show me a woman who
can understand this and feel it and that woman
is at heart jt democrat .Cheers. Remember
the simple story of that sweet English girl, who
was affianced to an officer on foreign service. It
so chanced that he was desperately wounded in
battle, losing one limb md the use of another, be
sides being terribly hacked and disfigured. The
first use that he made of returning strength was to
write to his affianced wife she who was a part
of his very being informing her of the misfor
tune which had befallen him, and releasing her
from her engagement. This was the first intelli
gence that she had received of the sad occurrence.
It fell upon her with stunning force. Recover
ing from the shock with heaving bosom, and suf
fused eye, she sat her down and wrote : " If your
feelings for me are unchanged, and you have body
enough left to contain your soul, I will not be re
leased from my engagement." That glorious girl,
whose high-souled and self-sacrificing spirit dic
tated those words, well illustrated the hopeful,
trusting, Christian nature of the democratic Treed.
Great cheers, huzza hurra a-a-a-a Now,
my fair countrywomen, with your permission, a
word with you. I grant ye that the whigs have
the advantage of us plain-spoken democrats in
scented hair, diamond rings, and white kid gloves
roars of laughter in the language of compli
ment, and the affectation manner, and, most par
ticularly, in their style of dressing. If one of
these exquisites wished to express the idea con
tained in the home-spun adage, " There is no pitch
hot, and the devil to pay," he would say, " There
is a pecuniary liability due to the. old gentleman,
and no bituminous matter, of the proper tempera
ture, wherewith to liquidate the obligation." Up
roarious laughter and applause, in which the la
dies joined These flashing qualities do not an
swer the purpose. They do not rank in the list
of fireside virtues. They do not make home the
holiest spot on earth, loved and prised as it ought
to be. Such qualifications will not smooth the
pillow for the aching head ; will not pour balm in
to the wounded heart, and quicken the soul of
sympathy. Cheers. It is most presumptuous in
me, ladies, to proffer you advice, for I am s6 un
fortunate as to be a bachelor. A laugh. But I
may never have another opportunity and, any
how, I can't resist the temptation. So let me tell
ye, that if you wish your lovers, when transform
ed into husbands, to be all that you would wish
them, kind, affectionate, reliable, of good habits,
truth loving husbands that will be the idols of
your hearts, your protection, your glory and your
pride be sure and choose from amng the democ
racy. Thundering applause. To sum Hp, in
the words of an old lady of my acquaintance,
who, I must confess, has strong political predilec
tions. Says she to me, one day, u I always tell
my daughters that they must never marry any bo
dy but democrats, because they always wear so
well." Laughter and great applause. Intelli
gent, warmhearted, and right-foeling women, the
work! over, must always wish well to that great
democratic party, whose watchword, and whose
crowning glory is "Equal and exact justice to
all men." And I may add, "women too."
Tremendous cheering Now let us give a lit
tle of our attention to our friends, the whigs. They
like to be noticed. It will not do to neglect them
on this festive occasion. Cheers Their mod
esty is only equalled by their merit. (Laughter
They claim all the respectability, all the morali
ty, all the decency. A party with such claims
commends itself especially to our attention. We
have all heard a good deal said about amalgama
tion. Did it ever occur to you that the whigs are
practical amalgamationists ? It is clearly so. Fed
eralists, national republicans, anti-masons, ahd
conservatives all rallying under one banner, pro
fessing one set of principles, and uniting in the
support of-one roan. If this is not practical po
litical amalgamation, what is? The whigs natu
rally affect the composite order of architecture1. 1
The democracy preler the Doric, ine Doric is
more in consonance wkh our principles. It scorns
all superfluous ornament. It is strong, simple,
severe, sublime. The whig party and whig prin
ciples call to my mind two things. The whig
party practical political amalgamation, and whig
principles Joseph's coat of many eolors. Laugh
ter. Their principles shift with every -anticipated
change in popular opinion. They change
their names with a facility kindred to that of those
ingenious gentry, who, when brought op to the
bar of our police court charged with petty larce
ny, something of-the sort, are always provided
with half a dozen appellations Jack Smith, alias"
Tom Brown, alias Jkn Jenkins. fCheers.l Toi
do our opponents justice in speaking df them, they
should always . receive the benefit of full name
and title. Federalists, alias national republicans,
alias anti-masons, alias conservatives, alias native
Americans, or adopted whigs, alias democratic
whigs. Great laughter and applause. But this
last cognomen is enough-to make a horse - laugh.
Whv. they might as well talk Y)f- a white black
cat, or a tall short man, or anything else that is a
contradiction in terms. If they do procure any
suffrages by such petty shuffling as this, I am in
clmed to think that an indictment would lie a
rainst them for obtaining voles under false pre-
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tences. Ureal laugruer ana appiause.j Tmg
tactics afie very peculiar, and there is a reason for
it. They feel and know that, i sober earnest
they are the weaker party. And hence the man
ner in which they conduct their campaigns.
Cheers Did you ever see a man contending,
physically, with one who is an overmatch for
him? Now he strains, swells and lugs but to
no purpose. The strong man puts his hand on
hiin, and hs all over. Do you know the way
they catch rattlesnakes at Lake George? A
man, armed with a long stick, forked and sharp
ened, sallies out among the hills and rocks. Spy
ing a rattlesnake, he watches his opportunity, and
with a qaick .and sodden dart, catches with the
forked end of the slick the head of the reptile, as
it Lies upon the ground, and pins it to (he earth.
The rattlesnake, no doubt very much surprised,
squirms most unmercifully. But it does no good
---he is despatched at leisure. So it i3 with the
whigs. Great eheeiing. We have got their
heads to the ground and all that they can do is to
make a splutter, and a noise, and kick up a great
dust Tremendous cheering cries of " That's
the talk!" "Give h to 'em, old boy." The
whio-s are a Protean party. They change tbeir
principles and their names with a magical facili
ty. An animal is their emblem: Their animal
affinities are very strong they can crow, snort,
snuffle, grunt, bray and baa. Now let us make
t-hem whine, yelp, and sqUeal. CheeTS and shouts
of " We will by blazes!" I said that an animal
is theif emblem so it in? And what -sort of an
animaj ? Something duM that never learns is it
the ass? Something: vierous--is it tfie mule?
Something stupid" and hiding "its stupidity under
the garb of seeming wisdom is h the owl?
Something blind and that works in the dark is it
the mole? Something thievish and nibbling in
its propensities is.it the rat? No none of these ;
but a nicely adjusted and fitting Compound of them
all a coon ! "A' fat, lazy, oily, thieving, coward
ly, skulking eoontlny hybrid emblem of a hy
brid party. Great laughter, tremendous cheer
ing, and groans for some minutes. The banner
of the whigs is a coonskin. In the long night of
the middle ages, when armed Europe sent forth
her steel-clad barons, with their stout retainers, on
a pilgrimage to Jerusalem to rescue, the Holy
Sepulchre from the tenacious clutch of the Infi
del and alas, to redden the sands of Palestine
with Christian gore the banner that waved above
the bold Crusader then, as he fought and bled
And died, the sword in his red right hand,
On the holiest spot-of that blessed land,
.mm m a -r y
was the banner ot the tiolv Dross, luneers.i
When the Bourbons desifed to call to their aid.
the lances of imperial France, the Oriftamme was
displayed, and the Gallic chivalry rallied round it
to conquer or to die. Cheers. J In more mod
ern times, the tn-color ot the revolution and the
golden eagles of the empire have been carried in
triumph- into every capital on the continent.
There is not a single breeze that Blows in which
the meteor flag of England dbes not wave ; and
J31enheim, Ramilies, Seringa patam, Albuera, Sala
manca and Quebec, Acrev Aboukir, Waterloo and
Trafalgar, are eloquent with its glories. We ral
ly under a banner inferior to none of these a flag
loved at home and respected abroad the star-
spangled banner of our country. Tremendous
cheering Jt is familiar to the British soldier,
for he saw it on the plains of Saratoga, in the
lines at Yorktown, and upon the breast work at
New Oi leans. Great cheering . It is associat
ed in the mind of the British sailor with the
names of Hull, Porter and Decatur. It streamed
trom the mast-head of the Constitution, when the
Guerriere struck. Cheering True these are
the banners of nations but this contemptible coon
skin is the emblem and the banner of a party
which aspires to control the destinies of a nation-.
Groans and "hisses. And such a nation, too a
nation which doubles its population and quadru
ples its wealth every two and twenty years the
only free nation on the face of God's earth a na
tion, the corner stone of whose greatness was laid
by him, in-speaking of whom all language fails
and all utterance becomes palzied. Ransack the
records of all time. Invoke the aid of the genius
of the past Who is his peer? He is unap
proached in the intellectual symmetry and moral
grandeur of his character. George Washington
knows no peer he has no parallel. Loud and
enthusiastic applause. Let me call your atten
tion to the startling fact that an indirect and most
insidious attack has been lately made upon the
memory of Washington. It was made from this
very stand only eleven days ago, by one who stood
here before the whole country as an acknowledg
ed mouth piece of th whig party. The lan
guage of this whig orator was this: " He (Mr.
Clay) has made hi own character the character
of the age, as Washington did in bis time. Wash
ington left the nation sober, orderly, high-principled
and patriotic, but on the whole rather with
negative qualkies, but the man of our time (i. e.
Mr. Clay) came to give the nation additional traits
of a positive and active character-tn make it
while it yet retained all tliose Washington virtues,
still more emerprizing, bold, energetic, ardent, en
thusiastic, aspiring, self-improving, and self pro
tective." An honest political adherent and ad
mirer of Htfnry Clay should hang his head in
shame to hear such language. And yet it was tit
tend in the presence 6f3 and listened to with ap
probation by nearly 5000 whigs, and not one voice
Was raised against Tt: It ha been extensively
published in the whig press. Not one whig edi
tor has passed strictures upon it. On the contra
ry " The Tribune," without reservation, pronoun
ces the whole otatron of which the above is a part
as " truthful " and " masterly The Courier and
Enquirer praises and regret that it cannot pub
lish it. The express predtctethat " when publish
ed it will be the text book of tbe cam paign ; the
minnows of the whig press follow in the wake of
these, their leviathans. Now this whig "text
book" exalts Henry Cray at the expense and
makes him the equal of George Washington
him who is degraded 'by a comparison with any
man whose fame should be dearer to us than our
heart's blood who is onr father for he is the
father of our country. Not content with this at
tempted parricide, this accredited organ of the
whig party further says: ."Mr. Clay is not only
American, but America itself, the Republic per
sonified," This is nought but man worship. t
has ho foundation in truth. It is-tfie reckless rm
destructive spirit of ultra, partisanship. It is a
bowing of the khee to Baal. What reasonable
and unprejudiced man would .trust a pirty who,
exasperated by defeat and mad with excessive lust
ot power, are now endeavoring to gam tneir ena
by making an idol of Clay -and falling down be
fore it To hear their orators and their presses
speaking of Henry Clay, one would suppose him
to be more than man. I am no calumniator of
Henry Clay; I seek not to detract from him his
fair fame; I am willing and desirous to accord
him his true position. I do not impugn his pat
riotism. I freely grant that he is persevering, en
ergetic, eloquent and -brave endowed with an in
describable magic of manner, and pre,-eminently
fitted by nature to what he is a great partisan
leader. " Ift 1i is democratic youth, before lie was
flattered and caressed into the ranks of the advo
cates of special legislation, ho stood up manful
ly against the re-charter of the -U. S. Bank;
and for .Madison and the war. . We honor him
for it. We gratefully remember bis exertions in
behalf, of the acknowledgment of the independ
ence of Greece and-the South American Repub
lics - At the same time we must regret that he
whose youth 'gave such glorious promise should,
in tbe full maturity of his manhood) forsake the
house of his fathers and go wandering after
stffingfr'goas. It is -beneath thff dignity of the
democrats party to wa r with any man. The de
mocracy war not with Henry Clay, the man-
but with, Henry Clay, the representative of cer
tain principles. The whig party and JHenry
Clav are one; they are thoroughly identified with
the policy ot the" land distribution, a high tariff
based upon'; the" principle of protectioTi, and a U.
States Bank. Mark how these three kindred
measures mutually ail and assist each other.
They dove tail togevher most admirably. Each
ensures the necessity for, and the permanence of
the existence of all. Let them but be established
ahrivetted on the industry of the country, and
an incubus will be placed on the moral welfare
and substantial prosperity of this great Republic,
which will be most difficult to shake off, will have
cost a bitter and protracted struggle. Elect Hen
ry Clay President of the United States 'give him
a majority in both branches of Congress let this
system of policy go into effect, and a feverish,
false, and fictitious state, of things will be engen
dered, and you will have entailed upon your pos
terity a burthen and a" curse. A voice "No
fear of that" loud cheers." The question of a
United Slates Bank, one main link in the tripp'e
chain, was settled long ago. We deem that An
drew Jackson had strangled ibat hydra beaded
monster, and sowed salt upon its grave. But lo !
in 1840, the whigs came into power. And one of
the first things that they did was to attempt to re-
susticate an institution, the very name of whieh
stunk and stiaks in the nostrils of the community:
Under tne Congressional dictatorship of Henry
Clay they passed a bill re-chartering the. United
States Bank. John Tyler vetoed it. For that
act, at least, fee deserves and should receive credit
and gratitude. Cheers. Now, sanguine as the
whigs always are before an election, and huggifig
to their bosoms the delusion that they will succeed
in the great Presidential canvass of 1844, they
are already quietly engaged in endeavoring to
galvanize the old corpse again.
The whig leaders hefe would mask their bat
tery and avoid an issue upon the bank. They
make it an issue in Tennessee, Kentucky, and the
contiguous States. We will not permit this play
ing fast and loose. We will make it an issue here
on the sea board, and charge it home upon them.
I urn to the position of our party previous to and
after the general election of 1840. The spring
elections in that year were sufficiently -favorable.
To all appearance the democracy were never
stronger. Foe re-election of Martin Van Buren
to the Presidential chair, which he had so worthi
ly occupied, seemed certain. - And yet not many
weeks had passed before it was evident that the
supremacy of our party and our principles was
in danger. A union of the whigs, as it was call
ed, for the sake of the union, brought about thatn
mingling of parties and commingling of interests,
which resulted in a combined league of the oppo
nents of the democracy, and paved the way for
the Harrisbursr Convention! By that convention
William Henry Harrison was nominated for the
Presidency. Scott men, Clay men, and Webster
men, federalists, wbigs, conservatives, Anti-Ma
sons, tariffites, bankites all the scattered rem
nants of those various factions which had been
time and again defeated by the democracy, rallied,
united and swarmed about that coon skin and hard
cider standard of which the available candidate, straitened, but she kept her little household to
General Harrison, had been chosen bearer. The ! gethr. She" lived for her children, and is now
log cabin mummery commenced everything reaping her exceeding great reward. There are
which could contribute to the delusion, and height- two leading traits in the Irish character, which
en the artificial excitement which had been evok-' should not pass unnoticed here. Their strong do
ed into existence, was called into requisition. The mestic affections, an 1 unquenchable love of coun
presses vomited forth Ogle's lies. Their orators try. Cheers. Follow the Irish exile, driven
patrolled the country. Prentiss, of Mississippi, forth by the sad condition of things at home -for,
Wilson, of New Hampshire, Preston, of South disguise it as you may, the true source of the pov
Carolina, Webster, Clay, and even Harrison him- j erty and wretchedness of the Irish people, lies in
self,- took the field. Nothing was lefo undone, misgovernment and oppressive laws the exile
On our part, we were not idle. We saw through seeks a home and a country elsewhere; but wher
and despised this contemptible stage trickery j ever he may be, wander where he will, be never
this attempt to swindle the people out of their forgets the mother who watched over his infancy,
votes, and did not believe that it could succeed. In the companions of his youth, and tbe land of his
so believing we erred, as the result proved. The j forefathers. Deprive him of every thing that ren
Idcs of November arrived f tbe battle was fought- ders life desirable -impair hfs hpahh; strip him
we were beaten.- and forced to retire from the of his property take friend mid relative from his
field j and retire we did, in good order discom- side steep him to the very lips in the whelming
fitted, but not dismayed. Although our strongest slough of poverty you may deprive him of all
defences were a prey to the spoiler ahhousrh in else, but you cannot wring from him his Jove of
the violence of that political hurricane, Tenne
see, the home of our venerated Jackson, had suc
cumbed beneath the shock. Our own brave State
the Empire State had parted from her demo
cratic moorings though the keystone of the arch
had given way, and the "star ih the east" gone
down. E"ven then, when 19 States out of the 26
bad declared against us, and our candidate had
been defeated by more than 140,000 votes though
the sun of our political heaven was shrouded from
our longing view through darkness, disaster, and
desolation, we hoped, and toiled, and struggled on.
(Great applause. To any other party a defeat
like that which we then suffered, would have been
destruction annihilation. But to us it was not
so -ft could not be so, and. why ? Why ? Why
is it that the democracy can be beaten but never
subdued vanquished but never conquered? Be
cause of that which is within us because we
strive for the true, and aim at the equal and the
iust The very truths tor which we contend, at-
ford us a rallying point and a support in the hour
of adversity. Cheers. ... . e
In the canvass of 1840, tbe whigs systematical
ly endeavored to blind the peopleto'the true ques
tions at issue. letters were written to General
Harrison inquiring his views upon disputed qnes-1
.4 j 111- f I'll f
tions oi moment, and tne line ot policy wnicn ne
would adopt if elected. The answer was, " Ask
my committee." Success attained by fraud is in
its very nature temporary. The whigs triumphed
by fraud. ' They triumphed on such issues as
these Mroon skins, hard cider, log cabins, Wil
liam Henry Harrison, two dollars a day and roast
beef, or Martin Van Buren, six and a quarter
cents a day and sheep's pluck. They triumphed;
but their triumph was short lived and bitter. Firm,
united, undismayed, tandin? on the immutable
basis of their own principles, the unterrified demo
t m w .a. l . y . t f fl
cracy rallied. In the elections or the following
spring and summer, we recovered our foothold
throughout the country. The granite column of
the 'young democracy charged upon the enemy,
and they went down before it. JL remendous ap
plausej Since then we have maintained our po
sition. Whythen, snouiu any man doubt our
suecess in this coming conflict r Let Us be or
oranized, vigilant, determined. Let us fight the
battle inch by inch. We must resumfe the often-
sive. we must carry tne war into Ainca. we
must be true to ourselves, our candidate, and our
cause. We must do our duty, our. whole duty,
and nothing but our duty. We must deserve suc
cess, and leave" the event to Him who made us
If I read rightly the signs of the times, and do not
greatly misunderstand the temper of the democra
cy, on the fourth Monday of May next there will
be a thorough organization, an earnest purpose
and deep-seated enthusiasm throughout the length
and breadth of the landv That organization, ear
nestness, and enthusiasm will be centred on the
nominee of the Baltimore Convention whoever
he may be. . Here upon the anniversary of the
birthday of the Hero of New Orleans,, intent upon
tbe preservation of- our principles, and merging
our preference for men, we pledge to the nominee
of that cdhyention an honest, earnest,, and whole
sou led support Great cheers. Now, nine cheers
lor the nomine of the Baltimore Convention.
Nine deafening cheers, and "one more,'; were
accordingly given. " Our local Blatters demand a
passing notice. Our municipal election is ap
proaching. All parties appreciate its great im
portance.. At the late whig convention here,- He
race Greely could not let his section of -the party
go home without a parting admonition- as toffee
great importance of carrying the. city in April.
He desires the whigs to start their ball here let
them try it If they wait to start their ball until
they start it here, they never will start it at all.
Turn we now to the new fangled and short-lived
Native American party. . Their name and stvle
should be the Anti-American party tremendous
cheering for some minutes because their princi-
pies are characterized by an ingratitude, a nar
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rawness oi view, a want oi true patriotism, a biffot-
ed, intolerant and persecuting- spirit which are
any thing else but American. They lack vitali
ty they can be likened to an inverted pyramid,
sure to topple over. 1 heir whole scheme of ac
tion is comprised in an attempt to procure th es-
oiruiiai uiuu lUCiUlOIl UT it'L
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epoai ot the present natu-!
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ralization laws, combined
ru wuu war apon me.
foreign vote the foreign vote I There is no for-
vote. Great applause. We will never re
cognize any distinction between the native and the
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auoptea citizen we are one ana tne same Amen
cans all. Renewed cheers. Let the safety
and stability of our government be menaced to
morrow 1 care not how, or by whom by do
mestic treason or by foreign Jbrce and I'll slake
my soul's salvation that the naturalized citizens
would be as true as steel. Great applause. In
stead of being deficient in, they would brim over
with patriousm. They would contribute their
money and shed their blood oh, how gladly and
how willingly! to keep the flag of freedom fly
ing. Deafening applause, and cries of "they
done so before, and they'd do so again 1"
Flag of the free hearts only borne,
By angel hands to valor given,
Thy stars have lit the welkin dome,
And all thy hues were born in heaven.
Forever float that standard sheet !
Where breathes the foe but falls before us,
With Freedom's soil beneath our feet,
And Freedom's banner streaming o'er us!
In speaking of Andrew Jackson I began. In
speaking of Andrew Jackson I wHJ end. He is !
the son of poor Irish parents, who driven from
their native country by oppression, sought a re
fuge here. The father died about two years after
his emigration, leaving three sons (of whom the
infant, Andrew, .was the youngest) to the care of
a widowed mother. Her
circumstances were
country, threat cheers. I nai pure and unself
ish love will burn but with a brrgoter ray amid
the atmosphere of penury and privation, and the
death-damps of despair. Weaken his body by
disease stretch him on the couch of sickness and
the bed of death his thoughts are far away the
home of his childhood flits before his glaring vis
ion and even as the parting spirit wings its flight,
still will his heart find an echo to the cry of Ei inj
Msvourneen, Erin-go bragh. To resume. 1 he
war of tbe Revolution broke Out, and those poor
Irish boys joined the American party, Andrew be
ing only 14 years old. " L he elder brother died in
arms, nghting against me rsntisn, at tne oatue oi
Stono. The second was taken prisoner, treated
is a rebel, thrown into a dungeon uncared for, and
vith his wounds undressed. This brought on an
inflammation of the brain. An exchange of pris
oners took place, and he went home to die. This
broke the mothers heart, and the grave closed dn
her, as'it had done on her murdered boy. At fif
teen, Andrew Jackson was alone in the world.
In the emphatic language of the Indian chieftain,
not a drop of his blood ran in the veins of any liv
ing creature. There is not time to toJlow, step
by step, his energetic onward career l-'oor, un
friended, solitary, uneducated ; despite all obstacles
he worked his upward way. Uh, how mysteri
ous are the ways of Providence f Had there been
no Andrew Jackson, there Avould have been no
New Orleans. And the cruelties and wrongs in
flicted by the British Government upon that poor,
exiled family, ultimately cost England the saddest
field that she has eeen since Hannockburn, and
were expiated on the banks of the Mississippi in the
blood of five thousand of her bravest. Tremend
ous cheering, and stentorian shouts of "Old Hick
ory forever." I am not about to enlarge upon
the battle of New Orleans. -Its history is familiar
to vou all. There are very few here who have
not heard its story told eloquently and well by
Mrrjor DaVezac. Cheers. He was an eye wit
ness and participator in the action. It would be
presumptuous and unbecoming in me to trespass
on ground so peculiarly his own. .trass we then
on in this rapid review, exulting as we go that our
democratic members in Congress have procured
the passage of a law reimbursing to Gen. Jack
son the fine so unjustly imposed upon him by
Judo-e Half. The act has been earned into effect.
and thus the country has restored to the hero's
laurelled brow the only leaf that was ever pluck
ed from it -fLoud applause. mere are many
here who well remember how Andrew Jackson
has been assailed. Calurnny and vituperation ex
hausted their malice on him combinations of foil
ed political opponents ad venturers disappointed in
their ambitious projects the factions prejudiced
and designing were banded to together against
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our leaaer, ana inreaienea mm wim annmiiaiiqn.
They filled the air with clamor, but they howled,
and howled in rain aTound that old hickory tree
that Struck its roots so firmly and so well into the
generous soil of democracy. Cheers. Then
Was the name of Andrew Jackson our cloud by
day. and our pillar of fire by night He was
! our shield and sword, our Fab i us and Marcel lus
both. Mutually sustaining and sustained, we
gappled with the head and front of our mushroom
moneyed aristocracy, the United State Bank, and
strangled tbe hydra, not in its youth, Bot in its old
age, bat in the lusty prime of its golden manhood.
Cheers Its defunct carcase has never received do
cent burial from the hands of its friends and
mourners, the whigs; but has been left to rot, to
purify, and to contaminate the moral atmosphere
of the land. Groans and hisses.) Aye, An
drew Jackson was tine, to our principles, free to uer
and we were true to him We gave him a hear
ty and triumphant support, the same support that
we will always give to the man who, elevated By
our suffrages, conscientiously and determinedly
carries out our views. No man ever knew and
no man ever will know the Democracy falter or
shrink irtsustaininrr our faithful public servants.
To our public men we say- adhere to our princi
ples and we will spurn you from us. r No many
however exalted by genius and elevated by station,
can do without the people half so well as the peo
ple can do without him. Demagogues are apt to
forget this truth. They conceive themselves witfc
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their attendant train of satellites and wire pullers,
to be the people. As foog- as they merey think
so without acting on the supposition, it is oH well
enough. The moment they act under this falew
belief, they are undeceived only to awake m utter
and deserved ruin. When men Drove recreant to
the trust reposed in them, as a mon? others, Na
thanie4-P. Tallmadffe, present United States Sena
tor, has done, they must expect to have their ears
saluted with such music as is made up of tbe
curses of hate and the hisses of score. More
over, they are sure to receive the wages of politic
al death. Hisses ' for alt renegades.".
When our public men are true to us true to
those broad principles of equal rights and equal
laws which constitute our democratic creed as
Thomas Jefferson, James Madisni and Andrew
Jackson have been and as Richard M. Johnson,
Martin Van Buren, John C. Calhoun and Silas
Wright are whenever and wherever they are as
sailed, we will rally around them to a man, and
unitedly and triumphantly sustain them to the last
Hereafter, when men speak of New Orleans, and
Andrew Jaokson when they contemplate his
consistent, dignified and patriotic course as Presi
dent of the United States when they call to mind
I the obloquy and contumely that poured upon him
s they remember the fact that in the midst of
all this conflict he was deprived of the wife of his
bosom, she whom he had cherished with an ex
ceeding tenderness, on whom he had lavished the
wealth of his affections, whom he had loved as
the strong man only can love and as those me
mories rise before them, they will feel as Halleck
did when he wrote his beautiful lines to the m eme
ry of Burns lines thai will live forever
WI at soft tears dim the eye unshed ?
What wild vows (alter on (be tongu e ?
When Scots who ha' wi ' Wallace bledr
Or auld langsyne it sung.
The sun is setting. Its declining rays fall thro'
the casement on tbe bowed form of one, who bad
he been a Roman, would have been the noblest
Roman of them all. Silent and alone be falls
into a reverie. His eyes involuntarily close. And
the days of his youth come back upon him. His
countenance saddens as he feels that the voice of
her, who is in heaven, falls no longeron his eon
Her form flits not by him on hs thousand cus
tomed errands of domestic love. He is alone-
but he is not lonely he reflects on his latter day.
He rejoices in the contemplation of the doctrines
of that holy christian faith, which bids us livs for
ever. He is conscious that his sun is going down
in peace. The air around him is laden with the
blessings of a grateful people, and every breeze
is vocal with his praises.
All things wear rn him
An aspect of eternity his thoughts, .-
His feelings, passions, good or evil,
Hare nothing of old age; and his bold brow
Bears bot the scars-of mind, the thoughts of year,
Not their decripitude.
When Andrew Jackson dies, he will have left
a deathless lesson
A name which i a virtue and a soul.
Which multiplies itself throughout all time.
The rich inheritance of his virtues and his gfory
is ours. mat inner nance we win cnerran ana
defend for ever. Long may he live. But when
his spirit shall ascend to the God that gave it, the
whole land will rise up and call him blessed.
The manhood and the womanhood of this Repub
lic will unite in the heartfelt and trusting prayer,
that when he appears at the bar of Omnipotence,
he wilt receive the salutation of Well done, good
and faithful servant." (Loud and continued cheer
ing.) One word moreyfend I have done. I spoke
but a short time since, of the Baltimore Conven
tion, and I spoke of its nominee ; and now let roe
speak for the assembled democracy of this fair
city, and say that whoever this nominee maybe,
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we will give mm our unitea, our unuiviaea, our
all-conquering support Whether he be Lewis
Cass, of Michigan James Buchanan, ol fennsyl-
vania the old Kentucky war horse, Richard M.
Johnson John C. Calhoun, of South Carolina.
or New York's favorite son, Martin Vsn Buren.
The principles which Andrew Jackson advocated
from his boyhood to his more than three score
years and ten, are once more at stake. Let as.
then, from this moment henceforth,
Forgetting, the feuds and the strife of past time.
Counting coldness injustice, and silence a crime,
Vow to go into this coming Presidential canvass
with the stern resolve to do onr duty in-the lar
gest and widest sense of the term, and let the
consequences take care of themselves. If we do
this if we fight this battle as it should be fought
with honesty, abiding energy, and an enthusiasm
tempered by a cool, calm courage, we will tri
umph. Do this, and even if we fail, we -will htve
no cause for self-accusation. And whatever tbe
result, we have one consolation vouchsafed to OS
and denied to oar opponents ; and that is, the son
of Truth can never set the mists of prejudice
may arise and obscure fts rays the clouds of error
intervene and hide its beams the tempests of
faction and party hate shut" out its genial and life
bestowing heat; but the mists will arise the
clouds will pass away the tempest roll on and
be forgotten, white the sun, the brighter and' the
dearer for his temporary obscurity, will shine
on as he shone of yore- to brighten, to gladden,
to vivify and to bless. It is so in the p hysieal
world so in the moral so k the- political.
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Truth can never die. And those political prin
ciples which we uphold m which we liv, and
for wbich we are willing to die, will widen and
deepen, extend and exist forever. Load and pfo--longed
Mr. Melville's address was heard wkh the
greatest attention, and was remarkably well received.

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