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fJov. Porter's Keply,
TO THE riTTSDURO COMMITTER. lUunisnvRn, 24ih August, 1810. Oiht,-t:m's' i Previously to my doparturo from Pittsshurg, I hail 'ho honor Id receive yours of the. 13:h inst., in vitirtg mr, on behalf of " the great m-iRn of my uY nucraiic fellowcitizon of Pitubnrg and vicinity, l- paituko of public cnlerlainimlH to bo given in testimony of their reject ami personal esteem, and of their confidence in ma as the Chief Magistrate of tlm commonwealth," I regret that prior en gagements and absence from (ho Kent of Uovern mint for a considerable ptrloj precluded the posi bility of my remaining longer in Tilt burg, I have b. en indeed so piesscd fur time that I have not had on oppoituiiity of acknowledging the receipt of your letter, until my arrival at this place. I beg you to aceppt my sincere th inks for -this miiiifcsta tiou of approbation on the ( art of my democratic ftllowcitizens of Pittsburg Aid its vicinity, nnd to assure thoso whom you represent, haw graifying to my feelings, is their favorable opinion of my public conduct. You have not over-rated, gentlemen, the difiicul ties with which I have had to contend. I took oca sion, in a lato letter to my democratic frn nds of Philadelphia to rifer to them, and I cannot furlar now to repeat, that those dialicullica called on fno jr llie exercic o of all the ability and ull the firm ness with which it has pleased Ciod to endow me. Surrounded on all sides wi,h cmlarr-ssmctits, I wos constrained by circumsiancrs to adopt that course which seemed to le heed with the least; and I am sorry to siy, during the darkest period of those embarrassments, there seemed to be a want of cordial support, and manly as umption of re sponsility on the part of the co-ordiuala branches of tho Government, to whom as well as to myself, the people had entrusted iho management of their public ufl'iirs. Every rational man knows, that yon cannot erect or change governments in a day. Mistakes and aim pes of half a century in taking root, cannot be extirpated at a single blow ; and when intimately blinded with our business and public interests, as the banking institutions of this commonwealth were, the evil must be examined and correct, d with great c. u'ion and skill. Remedies are often suggested, that at first glance appear sound and complete, but I'pon a more thorough consideration, are quite as bad as the evils they arc designed to cure. When men arc responsible to the public for al! the results of measures that they recommend or approve, it id doubly incumbent on them not to be mislid by his ly counsel, or false appeaiarces. They arc swurn to weigh things well, and to oct according to the dictates of their best judgment, perfectly fearless of ull that human power can do against them. Im pressed with this, as the paramount obligation of my official duty, I hivo both done and refrained from doing various things, on which a diversity of sentiment prevailed among my political friends and uipportcrs; and fraiik'y and fully submitting my reasons to my fellow cit:zens, have relied on their candor end souse of justice to vindicate my course. Mjr confidence in my follow eiuaono liaa bcrn mora than realized. They have appreciated the obsta cles in my way, and have mado ample allowance for the peculiar circumstances in which the people of the commonwealth and its Executive have been placed. I am sure there is but !;tllo r. al dill' ronce c f opinion among the various members of tho dim ocrutic party on the great subjects of public policy that have, occupied the attention of the peoplo for several years pas'. There may be differences of opinion, it is true, as to details, but upon the esse., t:al principles involved, we all tliii.k very much alike. How idle and unreasonable would it be then to ark of our neighbor, to sgrce with us implicitly, in ull the minute details of a system, when we tet alike in relation to every fundamental principle of which it consisted ! Ai.d how ubsurd and unjust would it be, to impugn his motives and denounce his conduct, because he could not recognize in our opinion the only infullable stand, rd of pet fiction 1 Were this otherwise, it would bo indeed a social tyranny of the most grinding and insupportable kind. It would destroy at once that ficedom of opinion which is not only the glory of our rcpubi can institutions, but the very life and soul if their existence. God forbid that the day should ever ar rive in this country, when tho most exulted individ ual in power may say 10 the humbles: : " I am the fctandaid of iufullrbility agree with me in all things, or lc branded as a recreant and a kna-c s'ai.d elf from the altar of patriotism I am holier than thi u." I frrcly conecdo to every man, tho right to form men opinions upon public men, as he sees fit, and to act on the best dictates of his judgment in sup porting them. I claim as a reciprocal right the same privjege and shall exercise it, as I have hith erto done, and I shall continue to rely on t!ia intel ligence and integrity of my fellow citizens to sustain me. I know t'ml a public officer, who con bare hi very heart to the public scrutiny, with a con sciousness of rectitude of intention, has nothing to apprehend from the people. That scrutiny I cheer fully invito it cinnnt bo instituted too often, or too rigidly implied to tho conduct cf public func tionaries. I hope, gentlemen, r.ot tc be misunderstood These remarks are not designed to bo aojdicahlo to any particular class of individuals, if in f iet any can be found, who might feel disposed r up rnj ri- nte them to themselves. 1 hey are made for tho sole purpose of explaining my own views of the course it becomes nie to pursue, under such cireum stances as have been indicated, and I have not yet seen any ju.t cause tu depart from them, on any occasion. You have leen pleased to r fi r with approbation to my lecomntendation of a lux for the support of the credit and the honor of the Commonwealth, s well aa for the completion of the ui.fn isbd works of improvement. It afford me pleasure to receive suon testimonials oi commcnuauon ironi :' os who among others are lo bear the burden of this imposition. I felt conscious of the J eril 1 tficouiitci ed in miking this recommendation to the legisla ture, but in fact there waa no other available alter native. The debt was already incurred the im provements finished or undertaken we were but indirectly responsible for providing ful the necessi ty which we hod not produced, and it was simply a question of, whether tho pliKhled faith of the stito should be redeemed or fMuted. As a man of honor, as the Executive of a high-miinh d and honorable poo; do, I could not hesitate. I clicer fulty suggested a measure, in the burthen of w hich, with my fallow-citizen, I was to take a share. I regretted as sincerely as any one, its necessity, but regret, however great, could not justify a failure to perform my official duty, You have been pleased also to refer with nppro bition to my recommendations f r tho reform of the Banking System i to my opposition lo tho in crease of the number of bmks; and to the certainty now affirded, that tho banks of the com monwealth will re.-u ne specie pnymcnls on the day fixed by the resolution, or "sink nover to liso ng an. I deej ly regret that the roenmm 'ndati ins which I mado to the legislature in my mm mil wos-age at tho opening of the last s-s-ion, for tho reformation of our vicious system of banking, were not a hq ted. Had they bc.n, I believe much good would hovo resulted to the public, but as it is, I can do no moro than to renew them, as I shall d , and urge them upon thoa't' niou of the next legislature. My views on the subject of increasing the pros nt num ber of banks, aro fully set forth in my veto of" the Lancaster Loan Company Dank." I believe they havo been very generally approved I y my fellow citizens; and I will hero take occasion lo siy, that as tho banking capital of this commonwealth had been ihcrkaskd about J 10,01)0,0110 within three years immediately before my induct, on into otTic I cannot perceive the sight, st m c-ssily for any further augmentation. While I continue to lcei.-Iru-ted with the executivo functions, shall not yield my assent to any increase of o:ir banking capital, but on the contrary, if any change on this subject be made, I think it siiould bo to r.uWe the overgrown amount already existing. So far as relates to tho resumption r if specie pay ments, I havo already in the letter above refcried to addressed lo my democratic friends of Philadel phia, stated that the period fixed in the resolutions as they finally passed, was more remote th in I thought expedient ; but as the time, (provided it was reasonable,) was not a matter of prineipte, and as I considered some definite and sscedy legisla tion indispcnsihln, I sanctioned the resolutions Had I defeated the adop'ion of tho 0 resolution', I apprehended the banks would lie too potent to al low of the passage of others, mire reasonable, if indeed any others could have been pasd. I signed them as the least of two evils. This is is not tho first law I have sanctioned for tho r-amu reasons, and no man in his senses can cipect the ex ecutive branch of tho govcrnm n', which merely approvts of what is done by its two co-ordinates, to have every measure precisely its own way. I have exercised the veto power without hesitation when ever I considered a question uf principle, or of vital public uolicy concerned, but not in cases of less import. As I considered the suspension of specio piy mcnts extended to a longer time than was necessa ry, I ahull n. I sanction any further extension. It the banks cannot meet t eir eng gemcnts on the 15th of Jaiuary next, it w.ll bo a serious misfor tune, but it is one in the production of which I have had no share, and fur the con equonccs of which I shall fe.l no official responsibdity. The banks themselves must answer for the resu't ; f r it must be perfeelly obvious to the world, that any bank which cannot then resume, with fuch notice and indulgence, will ncvir be able to resume at all. You have also been leased to notice in connec tion w ith my name, that of our dis ioguished Pr. siilent, and likewbc that great mea-ure of his ad' ministration the Independent Ticasury. My fivor uble opinion both of him and of the Independent Treasury Uill was fully and frankly expre.-tcd in my Inaugural address and my lute annual message to the legiilature. It was made up on rt flection and has leen Mrengthened by the occurrences al most d.ii'y t.ikmg place. I may further add, that as the Independent Treasury is now the law of the lund, and in full operation, time will soon de . . i ... monstrute its salutary tendencies, utitl 1 liuve no doubt, oroe that its frit ills have not bc.n mis taken in their anticipations of hern tits lo aiise from it. TI.e banks had by tbc'r own act of suspension in I83G, shown their inea ucity to pciform the functions of litcal ugen's of the Ci vcrnmciit. With J 13 OOO.OO!) in their vaults, of the public moneys, tho government was compelled to bor row funds to carry on its om rations. With what justice, therefore, can ihcy or their fi tends coin- plain of the government, (having already suffered so deeply by their delinquency,) for attempt ing to provide a safer and belli r method of keeping and disbursing the momy belonging to tho people 1 I hive ihus, gentlemen, hastily, but with candor, expressed my views on several of the leadii g t pic cnbrnci d in your letter of invitation. Wh.l ever mav be the opinion of some others, ss to the right of the peoplo lo uk of candidate for high office, mid of persons occupying ofllei. l stations, what are tlx ir views on great sul j'-cis of policy af fecting the prusjiects and interests of the ptib'ie, and as lo the doty of such persons to respond to t'lem, I am one ul ihoso who believe that on such occasions, there should lie no canetnlmtnt uf opin ion, nor Jlinching from propi r interrogation. Having alreadv avowed this light to make inquiry, on tho pail of the people, and this duty to respond ou the part of their public servants, I mod hsrdly assure you, for the information of those who have recently assailed me for frankly express' ug my see i.mnts on several vitally interesting public sub jivis, when they had been introduced by others, that they I'ill' r vidily from me who think th.t I ditfranelti'ttd myself from taking part in the discun-ion of our national aff.irs, assuming the duties of the station, to which I have been called by the voice of the freemen of Penn sylvania. R iterating my thanks for the invitation with which you have honored me, and the manner in which yell havcoiTered it. I am, gentlemon, With the highest respect, Your fellow citizen. DAVID R. PORTER. Tu Messrs. Charles Shaler, Roily Patterson, R. C. (Jiier, and other TUB AMERICAN. Sitluritaify Stilt ember "2ii, ELECTORAL TICKET. Jamfs Clarke, of ti diana, ) cl)ut(.ri.lK (jko. (o. I.Kii'Kii, of Delaware, 3 I. 2. .1. 4. Ceorg i W. Smirk. Deiijimin Milllin, Frederick Sloevcr. VVm. II. Smith. John T. Mointn.ni. John Do Alio, Henry Myers. Daniel Jaeoby. Jcsso .1 diiisou. Jacob Aide, (ieo. Christman. Win Shoener. lli-nry Dehuff. Henry Lognn. 12. Frederick Smith. 1.1. Cmirles M'Clure. I t. J. M. Ccmuu l'. 15. (i. M.Hollcnta.k. I fi. Leonard Plbuz. 17. John Morton, Jr. 18. William Phil on. 1 'J. John Morrison. 20. Westly Frost. 21. lleiij. Anderson. 2S. William ilkin. 21. A. K. Wright. 31. John Firnllxy. 23. (Stephen Llailow I. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10, II- STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE. Hon. J. ;. lU'cilMi,"") Ovrri r . JorMsnv, .l.tr. I'KAriicR, Kksjamix Pa a re, Jon i M. l'o us r mi, s Dauphin. I.. V. II i r run, MicittF.L llrtiKi:, J it-oh It i An, Hkhmam Aliiicks.J 1'ktkh Hat. JltSKI'll C. Nkai., Philadilphia. Davmi I.ix h, 2 ll ,, l H. II, Va?i AxniNnF., j "'. I) K M O C U ATI C C A X I) ID AT i: S . Fort PRKssIF.XT, .Ha i d ii Van Iturt'ii. run vick raF.stnr.rrT, Itlthanl M. Johnson. Foil nrivF.HNon, I. on. la lid II. l'oilor. Fort co an aiiss, j o ii x s x r n i: it . lOR A8SKMIILT, c a it L E s w . u i: a l x s , ( V7ro had 14 roc in I lit Democrat ie Delegation) JESSE C. II OUT (X. (H7i hud 13 rotes in the Initiation.) Neifbcr candidate baring a majority of the whole, the Convention unanimously resolved they would mi'io no nomination but sulHrcach one to run on his own merits. C. W. Hegins having re ceived the highest number of votes should, accord ing to democratic usages be considered the thi ice of the party. for coMMiasinxxna, WILLIAM SM.Y.NO.V JA( Oil RHODES. ran ArniTon, 11VO 11 11. TEAT. WHin CANDIDATES. TOR COKURESS, JAMES MElllill.L. COMMISSIONER, JOSE 11 1 UOUXD. Al'IIITOn. ELI DA JOUX. That modi st editor of unblushing mciit," H. L. D.eff nW'h-E-R, in " card" pub Hied in the Sunliury (i. zete, calls us a1' concerted ignoramur" This must ceil lin'y exei'c a smile in ihoie who know the man Du tTi nbuchcr. We hope that Ihe pul lie will never snsj cct us of having any desire to act in concert" with hi r. He says we falsified in ass. iting that he said that the people en thin side of the river had no iiJcll'genee. We were so informed by a hig'tly respectable, gentleman, who afterwords informed u that it was James D elleiihacbi r of Norlhinn' eila'.d. u brother of the Ledgeruian. He suppoied that they were ono and the same. It mat- tirs but little, as t!i.yare both right hand men of Hoi ton. We informed Dicffciibacher, w hen in our ollice a few days since, of the ahoic fact. He then denied rlut bis brother had said so. A gen ilcmun present at once told him he had made use of tho very Ungu; ge, a he himscll h id heard I iin We have the name at fi e or six bi,,h!y respecta b e men who will testify to the fact. In repaid to tho oil er charges about the national bank, Ac , said to hive been m du lo bin ut Price's hot. I, we I old him that he had basely nnd ineau'y mis epresente 1 what h id been said, and a-sertid what he knew to be f.dse. His iiiahili y to run ca'o himself, was a s t sl'ictory evidence lo ull pro sent of his guilt and low mendicity. We always keep a copy of iho "Milton I-.ter" in our office, so that when any person wis'iiug lo suliscrtls- ha any doubts about tiling the "Auieri. can," we lay the Ledger ulong side of it; it is the best argument we can possibly use. Ii U bka lay ing a"gild piece" along side of an old 'c-'ps r" and telling a man lo lake his choice. If however the appearance of the Ledger d .n't atisify li e n, (.ml it h i never yet failed lo do so.) we ask them to read it contents, (unless when we are afraid that ti e tone of its moral might Injure the pro, fcts of ihe party,) nothing can be ui.ire satisfactory We will answer the charges of Mr. Youngman in his last paper, and o hope respectfully. Wa never knew until thi moment that paper had not hern sent you. You know we were the first lo i xehango. You say that you read Iho Miltonian, and Irsvc seen nothing in it about rem rving the) srat of jn--tice trom Suubury. We will not be so unciurti oils as lo call you a falsifier, but if you will look in the Miltonian or the 12ih inst. and do not find iho article just as we published it, wo aro willing that you shall call us all the hard names you ran invent. Every man, woman and child who reads that paper, w ill t II you that it is a fact. We ask our friends to look, and then tell us who prints what is not true. If yes did not head your article "Donnell and Dewnrt opposed to tho $h.,mokin coal region," (for we quoted from memory,) you at least accused them of it in the body of the article, which is ull the same. The u e of hard names is a sure sign of a bid came. We expected better lliings of Mr. Young' man. Tho Ledger is cap ble of almost onj thing. We say again thut if Mr. Hegins' fronds w.,uld have gono for any ono ilso it wu'd have been John M'Kinnev. Horton never would have re ceived the nomination. After ti c dclcg ite had got through, their powers were at an end and they c tild no morn agree to a nominal on a few wecki ufti rwards than they could a few year after, an I h id then no more power than other private indi viduals. Tho nom'niit'oii in tho Forks was, there fore, a farce a cheat upon llie people. As to your referring lo our paper, it is nil we want. We ask for nothing more. Itwillspc.ik for itself, and in such a tone as not to be c.ic.ly m sundcrstiv d. As to the other charges we have not room to an--wer hem at present, but we wi 1 stand by nil (ho statements we make. tJj-Thn Ledgeruian ha Ircen made lo say that the pioprii'tors of this papi r "di.l not own three cents w otllijof it." For tho information of the rdi tor, who has been school, d in, and whose only source of infoimatiori is, that academv of fine arts. styled the "Milton Posl iffiee," we will state, that either one of llie proprietors of this p,per aro c.ipi ble. not only of purchasing, but of paying and hold ing in their own name, the American, and have still enough left out of means acquired by honed industry to purchase, not only the Ledger, but its nominal edilor with it. We loast not of wea'lh but thank fortune we have a competency sufficient to render us independent as editors. The Mil'on Ledger sny, it .(the 'Sunbury American") is printed on old type, from the "Key stone" i ffice, that had been thrown away by the editors of that pnper. Wo would like ihe readers of the Ledger lo eompire the two papers, f the. impression we mcsn.) and then (ell us upon what Ihe Ledger is printed. Tho Sunbury CiHzetlo, not being able to contia diet our stati nienis, is now trying to make it appear that we are not in favor of Van Buren. They know this to lie false. They know that we have written more and atrong r articles in f.vor of Van Dun n, since we commenced our paper, tan they have in a whole year. We atk the people to cxa m'ne both papers, and judge for themselves. We can show, as subseribirs to our paper, some of the strongrst and most d s inguished democrats in Pennsylvania, men of high standing throughout the state, and whose democracy has never been doubted ; men, who are amongst the best and most intimate of (iov. Porlei's friends. We have among our supporter many of iho best and strongest d, uuK-rats in the county. How then can Mr. Young man sloop so low bs lo make such charges char ges he knows to be false 1 Such conduct should bu scorned by every honorable man. The S'unbury (iuzefe announced in sdvai ce of the publication of this paper, that its politics would bu cli n-g d after the election. Do not, we pray you Mr. Youngman, make yourself iho atandsrd by which to judge us. It is a very common prac tice, but a very unsafe and unjust one Wo are aware, so aro ihe people, that you understand how In box the political compass, as well as the conduc tor of any ulht r res in the country. Your papi r suppoited the antim isonic candidate, for the legis lature in 1832, in opp sition to the regularly nomi nated democratic tiekit. You supported Joseph liiluei in 1832, and have hem guilty of sevtral other wander ings from the democra:ic ranks. Your son, who i now the ixtens lie editor of your pa per, is too young lo remember these things, but f r his benefit we will repeat an old adage in a new dies: "People, the apertures of whose doinicilsare it ilicd, should not project flagmen's of granite," Do not, we beg of ou fur your own a. ike, attempt to denounce any democrat, or tho people who know you, will certain!) think that y u have got on the wrong sido again, We would merely say to Ihe Ledgermin, that the people of Shainokiu claim nu allinity with him, ai d ore n 4 l!ie:ef re g.ven to hissing, like animals of his gi nits. Extract of a Litter vuom Suamokix. Snttjr.'uwn, Sept. 18, 1810. "Tho meeting thut Horton' few friends held here last Sulnrday, his made a great many votes for I leg lis. Squmi 'l'e .1 anil d'eo. Miller denied IL giris the privilege lo show the j uiiuls in the mil ting. 'This shots tint they were afraid the truth would come out, and Ihe p ople now lielieve that what 1'iey siy about hi voting tor Ihe extra pay and the jM a day is not true. I saw the jour nal, and am satisfied that llornni' aim tell fal e hoods against Hegins. We are oppoed to the (jugluio here. Wdl Squire 'Tents ciid us, fir puhTcaiion, the loiter he received from a peisoti in Northumberland, saying that Hegins would not have five vote in Piinl township 1 Wo should hke hi neighbor tu know iho name of the man who would write such a notorious falsehood' 'Tho tiuth is, Hegins w.ll beat Horton in hi own township. Mr. Dust of the D mville Intelligencer, Is ono of llie great little men who has an amazingly h'gh o pinion of himself. To hear him in hi own paper, erne would suppose ho was a modern Atlas, and that nt least two-thi ds of ihe ' Star of the North" was resting upon his shoulder. Hence the terrible out pouring of hi wrath, malignity and porsonal abuse. Out unfortunately for himself, he tin never beeii' able lo imprers upon otlurs iho truo value of his greatness; A I hough a resident of one of tho stron g'-st democratic counties in the state, he ha inva- naldy leen rejected by the people whenever he placed his name before them. Thus it ever will and should be wtlh small inlcrmrdling politicians, who will never be satisfied unless they can bend tho popular will to suit their own selfish purposes. Mr. Utst has thought fit lo obtrude himself upon the pcoplo of Norihumheiland County, and has volun teered his services tu abuse C, W. Hegins. His support is a f ure passport to d feat. His f. iendsbip ever proves fatal. He has more than once lieen the cause of defeating tho d mocratie candidates in Co lumMa county. Being himscll dcfo.iti d in ihe no mination, it is said he is now secretly opposing Mr. Headl y, tho regularly nominated candidate for se nate. If he will persist in intermedling, and slan dering cand djiies of other counties, let hirn r,t b ast eonfi- e himself as nearly to the truth ns possible. Why will nut the man learn wisdom by experience ? We think we are well enough neipttiinted with the maul, generous ch factcr of (Jov. Porter, lo assscrt iVc. Milton Ledger. rj- " Take care lint we don't tread on esch other's Iocs," as t'.e turkey said when in company with a number of horses. fXj" The Lcdg-r thinks us mighty soft for saving that two pipers can be supported on thi side of the riVi r. Now, ll.era are two papers in Milton, and why cannot two papers be supported on this side, win ro a largo majority of the voters of ihe county reside. Old democratic Augusta i self could support a ncwspapi r, and we think there is spirit arid inti ll gencc enough in it lo do o. We have, at least pretty good evidence of the fact from the number of our sub ciibcrs in that township. The Ledg' r presumes a greitdeal too rnorh on the ig norance of the people on this side of the river. They will however teach him tint they know loo much to vote for such a man as Jesse C. H rton, or be humbugged by the storie uf his editor. rXj The Sunbury Ci.zelte says onr press coM fifteen hundred dollars. The Milton Ledger s.ys that its made up of old type thrown aside by the Keystone. Now who is to dicido between these two consistent, wi r:hy Doctors ! fXj The conferees of Union, Lycoming and Nor thumberland, have unanimously nominated Mr. John Snyder of Union f,r Congress. Mr. Snyder's el ction is then fore rendered certain. TltlTII. The Ledger threatens to " show us np" because we staled in our first number that he bad told " the truth by accident." Yet he denies that he done it designedly. Strange man a sprinkling of truth, even though it should get in by accident might arrve to season the rest of his . matter, if no thing else. A Chance. The friends of Horton in order to deceive the people, h ,ve repo ted that this press after the elec tion will come out in favor of the Whigs. .Now we state to all who are subsciib rs to our p iper, or may choose to subset i! e, that they may wilhdiaw their subscriptions as soon as we change our poli tics, and that we wi I not charge them one cent for the sutmcription to our paper in th.it event. IVmose Press. A fiw months since, Mr. C. B. Pmro-e, in com pany with several other iron masters, made a visit lo Danvi'le, for the purpose of inspecting iho an thrntite fuumc s in blast there. While there, Mr. John C. Boyd, one of the most eutcrptizing men in the state, dieply interested in the coal sud iron trade, prevailed upon Mr. Penrose and his fiiends to vioit ihe Shamokin coal region, where a company arc now r reeling two anthracite furnaces, and ure busily engaged in sending about one humlred tons of coal daily, on the rail road, to Sunbury. Mr. He gins, very properly as the representative of this county, went lo Shamokin, and pointed out to Mr. Penrose and ids friends, upon the spot, moreen- tually than he could in the halls of legislation! the many imOit int advantages uf the Shamokin c al region lo the county, as well as to the Pennsylva nia canal, in the incre-sed touu'ige that must short ly be thrown into il from this source. On their ie turn to this place in the evening, Mr. Penro.-e was shown the difficulties we labor under in shipping coal under the present airangement. This act of courtesy lo a stranger, on tho part of Mr. Hegins, induced the Sunbury Uszette iff weeks since, lo uiAe charge oga nst him, which must have caused the writer's check lo mantle with shame, while ik riietruling un act so despic ibS. The public we I know h iw to uppn ciate the conduct of a man whose pi.blic spirit prompt him to promote the gi n. ral welfare and pro.-perily of ihe eople, and lo distu; guish htm fiom one who could give publicity to charges, which bis own heart tells him ate false. Mr. Penrose's visit lo Danville, and aerideni.il visit here, ihry say was in effect to bribe Ch ules W. Hegins to beci me a member sgain, in order to put i.fT the resumption if specie payments. We would not envy the feel ngs or icficciion of the man, when r poking his head upon bi pillow al night, whose m dignity could induce bhn to give venl lo such charges, al which hi coiis.ienc roust rivolt in hi cooler moment. The f u t, thai this occurred several weeks before tho nominations were made, will bo sufficient to show how shallow and ridiculous the charge is, and what reliance should be placed upor. statement tmenaling fioin such a aource. Shci liT ftosf-lri-'N C'nii.lldntCM. .Imernhly, JESSE C. HORTON. .Auditor, HLCH TEATS, Esq. Ear the next Sheriff, BENJAMIN PFOUTS, ('ommi.'sioner, 1841. CHRISTIAN UOUSHLOO. A few day after Uosslor was elected sheriff by ihe large mnj iriiy of 100 votes, ullhough he was on tho democratic licket, he said that 7ie could now manage this side of the river. Horton should be the next ass-cml lymnn. Pfouts the next shcriiT, and Boushlog iho next commi-sioncr," and we believo he has since promised an office to every prominent man who will support his candidate, Horton, what is one of his hail. Wi I tho people on this side of tho river be dictated to by ShcriiT Cosslerl We think not. He will find that he and his bail can't rule the county. The (JaHtc. Mr. Younnman gives as a reason why he opposes Mr. Hegins, that 'he was not in favor of re -Hiding the bank." Don't you know, Mr. Youngm.m, that Mr. Hegins (( vote foi a bill containing whoh some restrictions upon the banks, just such as the democratic party have always wished, and that eve. ry democratic member voted with him for the same bill ! This bill has been published in our pnper for the last two weeks, and you can't deceive the peo ple about it. Confess the true reacon honestly then. Tell tho people that Horton and his fr:ends havo got you 100 subscribers to pursue your present course, and don't talk about principle. Hits is not the first lime you have made your principles bend to suit your interests. Democracy-. The Ledgir soys that Mr. Dewart is no democrat because be i!i I not support ShoiiiTGosslcr. If that is ll e test of democracy, a Rreat many old demo crats wi.l be thrown out of the party. Let such fellows ibctute a little longer, and the democratic party of tlit county will be a slim affair. IVIiokc f ault uai It ? We, in common with the democracy of the coun ty, regret th .t our county convention was unable to agtec upon a tickc. 'The fiiends of Mr Hegins mado a proposition to the fiiends ot Mr. Horton to diop both candidates, and unite upon some other person, But Horton's friends absolutely refused to ng'ec to nominate any other man, and one of them said, that "they had the intelligence on their own side of the river, and th.-y would have the member." We ask then, whose fault was it, that the p .rty was not united, end a nomination made ? Mr. He gins had the highest number of vol. s, and yet his friends, for the pu.posc of uniting the party, offircd to withdraw him, and if Horton's friends h d acted with the same conciliatory spirit, there would have been no difficulty. But they were determined to force Horton on the ticket, as their subsequent con duct has shown. .ItNse c Horton. Why do not the Sunbury Gazette and Milton Ledgi r tell the peoplo something about this gentle- m.in s qualifications lor the ollico to wmcn tmy wish to have him e'ected 1 Can they not invent something in his favor 1 Xi'W York Interests. 'The citizens of this county would have an eye to their own interests, by considering who Jcsso C. Horton is. Very few persons ever heard of his re sidence in this c unly, until he forced himself biforo the people in the character of an office hun'er. Tho reason why he is so much of a stranger is obvious- He was, until within a few years, a citizen of Ihe slate of Nkw York, a yankee, without a solitary Pennsylvania feeling, identified in person, by con ne lions, and interests w ith the citizens of that state, and those of the county of Luzerne, whose local in t rests are all in ilirect opposition to ours. Tho member from Luzerne arc always in f.ivorof iho project of making un out-let luck at Black's eddy, on the Delaware canal, so that the coal from Lehigh and Delaware may be thence carried across the ri ver, and through the Delaware and Ruritan canal to the city ofNiw Yoik, taking all ,o tirade from Philadelphia, and making that the coaf mail of the United Slates. The Luzerne people have their r il roid from Wilkcsbane to Whitesville on the Lehigh, which connects at (he latter point, with lb Mauth Chunk canal, and thtouh this route they intend lo divert all the trade of the slate of New York, and from the Luzo no mines, (.ill of which is now carried through the North Branch canal,) to tho ciry of New York, leaving our own improve ments from Wilkesbarro to Noithuuiberlund, and from Black's eddy to B'islol, unemployed stagnant ditches. l'rle Convention. The convention at E'ie, in favor of Van Buren and Join. so n wa well attended. Twenty-live thou sand freemen were on ihe sjiot, to testify to the ap proval of the mc.isures of.Mr. Van Buren' adminis tration. Twenty-five thousand, it will lie recollect ed, were also assembled a short time since at Lan es t r, in favor of Van Bureu. Thus it will be aeon that 50,0110 of 1'ie fneme of Pennsylvania have left their h 'Dies, aomeof thorn travel ing about 3 or 400 miles, to show their approval of the measure ot Mr. Van Buren. If we only suppose that one lull of his friends wee in at'endaiiee, and who) docs not know lhal hiore than two-third remained at home 1 what stronger evidence could wo de-ire of hi popularity and the certainly of his getting Pennsylvania. Mr. Buchanan, Win. F. Packer and oth r distinguished democrats address d the multitude. Gov. Porter was alo in attendance, 'llie following resolution in his favor was unani mously adopted : Re.olvad, 'Th il wo heartily respond to the voico of i ur democrstic bteltii rn al Lancaster, in regsnl to the re-nominalioii ot (iov. Porter, believing, a wo do, that a moto It sties and indecridenl demo, critt, a purer and better sUU'siuan never wielded tho Utrstiiitef of our beloved Commonwealth.