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INDEPENDENT DEMOCRATIC PLATFORM ADOPTED AT PITTSBURGH, AUGUST 12, 1HS2 Having assembled in National Conven tion as the delegate* of the Free Democra cy of the United States, united by a com mon resolve to maintain right against wrongs, and freedom againsj slavery ; con tiding in the intelligence, patriotism, and the discriminating justice oi the American people ; putting our trust iu God for the triumph of our cause, and invoking his guidance in our endeavors to advance it, we now submit to the candid judgment oi all men the following declaration ol prin ciples and measures: I. That Governments, deriving their just powers from the consent ol the governed, are instituted amoug men to secure to all, those inalienable rights of life, liberty, ami the pursuit of happiness, with which they were endowed by their Creator, and ol which none can be deprived by valid legis lation, except for crime. II. That the true mission of American Democracy is to maintain the liberties ol the people, the sovereignty of the States, and the perpetuity of the Union, by the impartial application to public affairs, with out sectional discriminations, of the iun damental principles of equal rights, strict justice, and economical administration. III. That the Federal Government is one of limited powers, derived solely from the Constitution ; and the grants ol power therein ought to be strictly construed by all the departments and agents ol the Gov ernment, and it is inexpedient and dan gerous to exercise doubtful constitutional powers. IV. That the Constitution of the United States, ordained to form a more perfect union, to establish justice, and secure the blessings of liberty, expressly denies to the General Government all power to de prive any person of life, liberty, or prop erty, without ilue process of law ; and, therefore, the Government, having no more power to make a slave than to make a king, and no more power to establish sla very than to establish monarchy, should at once proceed to relieve itself Irom all re sponsibility for the existence oi slavery wherever it possesses constitutional power to legislate for its extinction. V. That, to the persevering and impor tunate demands of the Slave Power for more slave States, new slave Territories, and the nationalization of Slavery, our dis tinct and final answer is?no more slave States, no slave Territory.no nationalized Slavery, and no national legislation lor the extradition of slaves. VI. That Slavery is a siu against God and a crime against man, which uo human enactment nor usage can make right: and that Christianity, humanity, and patriotism, alike demand its abolition. VII. That the fugitive Slave Act of 1B/50 is repugnant to the Constitution, to the principles of the common law, to the spirit of Christianity, aud to the senti ments of the civilized world. We there fore deny its binding force upon the American People, aud demand its imme diate and total repeal. VIII. That the doctrine that any human law is a finality, and not subject to modi fication or repeal, is not in accordance with the creed of the founders of our Gov ernment, and is dangerous to the liberties of the people. IX. That the acts of Congress known a* the Compromise Measures of 1850, by making the admission of a sovereign State contingent upon the adoption of other measures demanded by the special inter eat of Slavery ; by their omission to guar anty freedom in free Territories; by their attempt to impose unconstitutional limit ations on the power of Congress and the people to admit new States ; by their pro visions for the assumption of five millions of the State debt of Texas, and for the payment of five millions more, and the cession of a large territory to the same State under menace, as an inducement to the relinquishment of a groundless claim, and by their invasion of the sovereignty of the States and the liberties of the peo ple, through the enactment of an unjust, oppressive, and unconstitutional Fugitive Slave Law, are proved to be inconsistent with all the principles and maxims of De mocracy, and wholly inadequate to the settlement of the questions of which they are clapped to be an adjustment. X. That no permanent settlement of the Slavery question can be looked for, except in the practical recognition of the truth that Slavery is sectional, and Free dom national; by the total separation of tbe General Government from Slavery, and the exercise of its legitimate and consti tutional influence on the side of Freedom; and by leaving to the States the whole subject of Slavery and the extradition of fiagfcives from service. XI. That all men have a natural right to a portion of the soil; and that, as the use of the soil is indispensable to life, the right of all men to the soil is as sacred as their right to lite itself. _ I XII. That the public lands of the Uni ted States belong to the people, and should not be sold to individuals nor granted to ; corporations, but should be held as p sa cred trust for the !>enefit of the people, and should be granted in limited cpianti- | ties, free of cost, to landless settlers. XIII. That a due regard for the Federal j Constitution, and sound administrative j policy, demand that the funds of the Gen- | era! Government be kept separate from banking institutions; that inland and ocean postage should be reduced to the lowest possible point; that no more reve nue should he raised than i# required to defray the strictly necessary exposes of the ptiblic service, and to pay off the pub lic debt; and that the power and patron age of tbe Government should be dimin ished by tbe abolition of all unnecessary salaries, and privileges, and by the by the people of all civil officers in tin service of the United States, so far as ant be consistent with the prompt and efficient transaction of the public business. XIV. That river and harbor i:nprove ' when necessary to tbe safety and of commerce with foreign or among the several States, are of national concern, and it is the Congress, in the exercise of its j constitutional powers, to provide for the j ?iume. XV. That emigrants and exiles from j ihe Old World should find a cordial wel j lionie to homes of comfort and fields of I tinterprise in the New ; and every attempt I to abridge their privilege of becoming ; citizens and owners qf the soil among us ought to be resisted with inflexible deter mination. XVI. That every nation has a clear right to alter or change its own Govern ment, and to administer its own concerns in such manner as.may befit secure the rights and' promote the happiness of the people; and foreign interference with that right is a dangerous violation of the law of tuitions, against which all independ ent Governments should protest, and en deavor by all proper means to prevent; and especially is it the duty of the Ameri I can Government, representing the chief Republic of the world, to protest against, and by all proper means to prevent, the intervention of Kings and Emperors against nations seeking to establish for themselves republican or constitutional Governments. XVII. That the independence of Hayti ought to be recognised by our Govern ment, and our commercial relations with it placed on the footingof the most favor ed nations. XVIII. That as, by the Constitution, " the citizens of each State shall be en titled to all privileges and immunities of citizens of the several States," the prac tice of imprisoning colored seamen of other States, while the vessels to which (hey belong lie in port, and refusing to exercise the right to bring such cases be fore the Supreme Court of the United States, to test the legality of such pro ceedings, is a flagrant violation of the Constitution, mid an invasion of the rights of the citizens ofotther States, utterly in consistent with the professions mace by the slaveholders, that they wish the pro visions of the Constitution faithfully ob served by every State in the Union. XIX. That we recommend the intro duction into all treaties, hereafter to be negotiated between the United States and foreign nations, of some provision for the amicable settlement of difliculties by a re sort to decisive arbitration. XX. That the Free Democratic party is not organized to aid either the Whig or Democratic wing of the great Slave Com promise party of the nation, but to defeat them both ; and that repudiating and re nouncing both, as hopelessly corrupt, aud utterly unworthy of confidence, the pur pose of the Free Democracy is to take possession of the Federal Government, aud administer it for the better protection of the rights and interests of the whole people. XXI. That we inscribe 011 our banner, Frke Soil, Free Speech, Free Labor, and Free Men, and under it will fight on and fight ever, until a triumphant victory shall reward our exertions. XXII. That upon this Platform the Con vention presents to the American People, as a candidate for the office of President of the United States, John P. Hale, of New Hampshire, and as a candidate for the office of Vice President of the United States, George W. Julian, of Indiana, and earnestly comineuds them to the sup port of all freemen aud parties. THE DEMOCRATIC PLATFORM. ADOPTED AT BALTIMORE, JUNE 1, 185J I. Resolved, That the American Democ racy place their trust in the intelligence, the patriotism, anil the discriminating jus tice of the American people. II. Resolved, That we regard this as a distinctive feature of our political creed, which we are proud to maintian before the world as the great moral element in a form of government springing from and upheld by the popular will; and we con trast it with the creed and practice of Federalism, uuder whatever name or form, which seeks to palsy the will of the con stituent, and which conceives no impos ture too monstrous for the public cre dulity. ing these views, the Democratic party of this Union, through their delegates assem bled in a General Convention, coming > together in a spirit of concord, of devotion to the doctrines and faith of a free repre- j sentative Government, and appealing to their fellow-citizens for the rectitude of their intentions, renew and reassert before the American people the declarations of principles avowed by them when, on former occasions, in General Convention, | they have presented their candidates for the popular suffrages: 1. That the Federal Government is one , of limited powers, derived solely from the Constitution, and the grants of power therein ought to be strictly construed by all the departments and agents of the Gov ernment; and that it is inexpedient and dangerous to exercise doubtful constitu tional powers. 2. Tint the Constitution does not con fe|4bpoa the General Government the power to commence and .carry on a gen eral system of internal improvements. 3. That the Constitution does not con fer authority ii|>on the Federal Govern ment, directly or indirectly, to assume the debts of the several Slates, contracted for local and internal improvements, or other State purposes: nor would such assump tion he just or ex|w?dient. 4. That justice and sound policy forbid the Federal Government to foster one branch of industry to the detriment of any other, or to cherish the interests of one portion to the injury of another portion of our common country ; that every citizen, and every section of the country, has a right to demand and insist upon an equal ity of rights and privileges, and to com plete and ample protection of persons and property from domestic violence or foreign Aggression. 5. That it is tho duty of every branch of the Government to enforce and practice the most rigid economy in conducting our public affairs, and that no more revenue ought to be raised than is required to de fray the necessary expenses of the Gov ernment, and for the gradual but certain extinction of the public debt. 0. Th:it Congress has no power to charter a National Bank : that we believe such an institution one of deadly hostility ! to the bests interests of the couutry, dan gerous to our republican institutions and j the liberties of the people, and calculated 1 to place the business of the country withiy ! the control of a concentrated money j power, and above the laws and the will of the people; and that the results ofDem- I ocrutic legislation, in this and all other financial measures upon which issues have been made between the two political par ties of the country, have demonstrated, to candid and practical men, of all parties, iheir soundness, safety, and utility, in all business pursuits. 7. That the separation of the moneys of the Government from banking institu tions is indispensable for the safety of the | funds of the Government and the rights of the people. 8. That the liberal principles embodied by Jefferson in the Declaration of Inde pendence, and sanctioned in the Consti tution, which makes ours the land of lib erty and the asylum of the oppressed of erery nation, have ever been cardinal prin ciples in the Democratic faith ; and every attempt to abridge the privilege of be coming citizens and the owners of soil among us, ought to be resisted with the same spirit which swept the alien and se dition laws from oi^tatute books. 9. 1 hat Congress has no power under the Constitution to interfere with or con trol the domestic institutions of the sev eral States, and that such States are the sole and proper judges of everything ap pertaining to their own affairs, not prohib ited by the Constitution; that all efforts of the Abolitionists or others, made to in duce Congress to interfere with questions of slavery, or to take incipient steps in re lation thereto, are calculated to lead to the most alarming ami dangerous conse quences ; and that all such efforts have an inevitable tendency to diminish the happi ness of the people and endanger the sta bility and permanency of the Union, and ought not to be countenanced by any friend of our political institutions. I\ . Resolved, That the foregoing prop osition covers and was intended to em brace the whole subject of slavery agitatiou in Congress: and therefore the Demo cratic party of the Union, standing on this national platform, will abide1 by and adhere to a faithful execution of the acts known as the Compromise measures settled by the last Congress, " the act for reclaiming fu gitives from service or labor," included ; which act, being designed to carry out an express provision of the Constitution, can not with fidelity thereto be repealed or so changed as to destroy or impair its effi ciency. V. Resolved, That the Democratic party will resist all attempts at renewing, in Congress or out of it, the agitation of the Slavery question, under whatever shape or color the attempt may be made. VI. Resolved, That the proceeds of the public lands ought to be sacredly applied to the national objects specified in the Constitution ; and that we are opposed to any law for the distribution of such pro ceeds among the States, as alike inexpe dient in policy and repugnant to the Con stitution. VII. Resolved, That we are decidedly opposed to taking from the President the qualified veto power, by which he is ena bled, under restrictions and responsibilities amply sufficient to guard the public inter est, to suspend the passage of a bill whose | merits cannot secure the approval of two | thirds of the Senate and House of Repre : sentatives until the judgment of the people i can be obtained thereon, and which has saved the American people from the cor rupt ami tyrannical domination of the Bank of the United States, and from a corrupting system of general internal im provements. \ III. Resolved, That the Democratic pnrty will faithfully abide by and uphold the principles laid down in the Kentucky and Virginia resolutions of 1798, and in the report of Mr. Madison to the Virginia Legislature in 1799; that it adopts those principles as constituting one of the main foundations of its political creed, and is resolved to carry them out in their obvious meaning and import. . 'X. Resolved, That the war with Mex ico, upon all the principles of patriotism and the laws of nations, was a jurt and necessary war on our part, in which every American citizen should hare shown him self on the side of his country, and neither morally nor physically, by word or deed, have given "aid and comfort to the enemy." X. Resolved, That we rejoice at the res toration of friendly relations with oursister Republic of Mexico, and earnestly desire for her all the blessings and prosperity which we enjoy under republican institutions - and we congratulate the American people upon the results of that war, which have so manifestly justified the policy and con duct of the Democratic party, and insured to the United Stales " indemnity for the past and security for the future." XI. Resolved, That, in view of the con dition of popular institutions in the Old World, a high and sacred duty is devolved, with increased responsibility, upon the Democratic party of this country, as the party of thr jteopfe, to uphold and maintain the rights of every State, and thereby the Union of the States, and to sustain and advance among us constitutional liberty by continuing to resist all monopolies and exclusive legislation for the benefit of the few at the expense of the many, and by a vigilant and constant adherence to those principles and compromises of the Con stitution which are broad enough and strong enough to embrace and uphold the Union as it was, the Union as it is, and the Union as it shall be, in the full expan sion of the energies and capacity of this great and progressive people. THE WHIG PLATFORM. ADOPTED AT BALTIMORE. JUNE H, 1851. The Whigs of the United States, in ('invention wwmhled, firmly a?l boring to j the great conservative republican princi ples by which they are controlled and gov erned, and now, as ever, relying upon the intelligence of the American people, with an abiding confidence in their capacity for self-government and their continued devo tion to the Constitution and the Union, do proclaim the following the political t sentiment* and determination*, for 1ihe establishment and maintenance ol which their national organization us a par \ efff. The Government of the United States is of limited chaiacter, and it is confined to the exercise of powers expressly granted by the Constitution, and such as may >e necessary and' proper for carrying the irrauted powers into lull execution, an< that all powers not thus granted or neces sarily implied are expressly reserved to the States respectively and to the peop>? II. The State Governments should be held secure in their reserved rights, and the General Government sustained iu its constitutional poweis, and the Union should be revered and watched over a* " the palladium of our liberties. III. That while struggling freedom, everywhere, enlists the warmest sympathy of the Whig party, we still adhere to the doctrines of the Father of bis Country, as announced in bis Farewell Address ol keepin" ourselves free from all entangling I alliances with foreign countries, and ol never quitting our own to stand upon b>r eiiMi ground. That our mission as a He public is not to propagate our opinions, or impose on other countries our form ot government, by artifice or force, but to teach by example, and show by our suc cess, moderation, and justice, the bless ings of self-government and the advan tages of free institutions. "lV. That where the people make and control the Government, they should obey its constitution, laws, and treaties, as they would retain their self-respect, and the re spect which they claim and will enforce from foreign powers. V. Government should be conducted upon principles of the strictest econo'iny, and revenue sufficient for the expense* thereof, in time of peace, ought to be j mainly derived from a duty on imports, | and not from direct taxes; and, in levying such duties, sound policy requires a just ! discrimination and protection from Iraud by specific duties, when practicable, whereby suitable encouragement may be assured to American industry, equally to all classes and to all portions of the conn- | try. ... VI. The Constitution vests in (.oitgres* the power to open and repair harbors, and remove obstructions from navigable rivers; and it is expedient that Congress shall ex ercise that power whenever such improve ments are necessary for the common defence or for the, protection and facility of com merce with foreign nations or among the States ; such improvements being, in every instance, national and general in their character. VII. The Federal and State Govern ments are parts of one system, alike ne cessary for the common prosperity, peace, and security, and ought to be regarded alike with a cordial, habitual, and immova ble attachment. Respect for the authority of each, and acquiescence in the constitu tional measures of each, are duties re quired by the plainest considerations of National, of State, and individual welfare. VIII. The series of acts of the 31st Congress, commonly known as the Com promise or Adjustment, (the act for the recovery of fugitives from labor included,) are received and acquiesced in by the Whigs of the United States as a final set tlement, in principle and substance, of the subjects to which they relate; and so far as these acts are concerned, we will main tain them, and insist on their strict en forcement, untihime and experience shall demonstrate the necessity of further legis lation to guard against the evasionN>f the laws on the one hand, and the abiise of their power* on the other, not impairing their present efficiency to carry out the requirements of the Constitution ; and we deprecate all further agitation of the ques tions thus settled, as dangerous to our peace, and will discountenance all efforts to continue 01 renew such agitation, when ever, wherever, or however made; and we will maintain this settlement as essential to the nationality of the Whig party ami the integrity ol the Union. 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THIS elegant and po;.nlar Weekly Agricultural Family Newspaper will commence it* third vol nine on the 1st of January, 1X64 It will be illustra ted with numerous engraving* of Domestic Animals, Farm Buildings, Farm Implements, Trees, Shrubs, snd all the important nffnir* oonnec.ed with Horti culture, Agriculture, and Stock, Each number will contain, besides Foreign and Domestic News, selection* from the mo?t interesting Publications of the day, Storiee, Wit, History, Biog raphy. Poetry, Kmajs on various subject*. Market Reports of Cleveland. New York, Cincinnati, Ac. Ia short, nothing will be left undone which may be thought-nec<?snry to render The Ohio Farmer the bent Family Paper for the Farmer, Hardener, Me ch?nic, ar>u Stock Breeder, that is published in the United States That the circulation may bo general, wc have msde the term* low. Trrin*.?One copy, $2; three copies, $5; five cop ies. #8 . ten copies #15; twenty copies, $25; and at the same rate for fix month*. Address THOMAS BROWN, Proprietor, Cleveland, Ohio. QT7* Editor* friendly to our enterprise, who will Copy the above advert iaoment, and send a paper I marked to us, shall have the Fanner the coming year, with or without an exchange. Dee. 21? 4t AND WKDDfftO CARIX. UPON the recoipt of TWO DOLLARS, by mail, the subscriber will immediately forward, free of postage, a pack of fifty Visiting cards, with the name of the person irriUen upon thorn in a style which re quires the closost. examination to distinguish it from mgrnifiug Wtdding Cards, from four to five dollars per pack of fifty. Samples wlU be sent to persons by applying, pontage paid, and enclosing a stamp Write the name plainly. Address WM A. RICHARDSON, | Doc. 29 It Seventh street, Washington, D. 0. FARM NEAR WASHINGTON FOR SALE TUB subscriber oflora fur sale his Farm, situated about fir* milea from Washington, L? C., in Prince (loorge'a county, Md. It containa 17M4 acres, wore than .'(U of wliieb is a fine alluvial meadow, producing a ton and a half of bay to tho acre, but which un der improved cultivation would produce at least two ton*, llay sells in the Washington market at from $16 to $.'10 per ton. About four acres of the place is a marsh, covered with soveral foot in thickness of bla*'k earth, the result of deoayed vegetation, whi?ht prouerly composted, is a source from which the up land may bo onriobed at a reasonable cost. About 60 acres of the farm is woodland?growth prinoipally oak and chestnut. The laud, except the meadow, is undulating, and affords many beautiful Mites for build ing. There are many springs of excellent water on the pjaoe, and it is noted for its healthfulnen.-*. The soil of the greater part of the upland is a sandy loam, undorlaid by clay?in somo places, clay predomina ting. About 76 anros could be dividod into small gar dening farms, giving nearly an equal quantity of wood and arable land to each. There is an orchard of 150 Each trees and 60 apple trees on the place, all boar g. The farm is well fenced. Thebuildings are?a log houso of four rooms, with a frame addition of three rooms,<a meat-house of sun-dried briok, a log kitahen soparato from the dwelling, a corn-house, stablo, car riage-house, Ac. There is a stream of water running through tho place, with sufficient water and fall for n small mill. Price, $60 per acre. Terms?one-third cash; a long credit for tho residue, if desired; or, ll would be exchanged for real estate in the oity ol Washington. Address MAKTIN BUELL, Washington, D. C. Fifty acres, about half of which is woodland, and whio^> could be divided into three gardening farms, with woodland and a beautiful building site to each, would be sold separately. Or, if preferred. I will sell the other part of the farm, on which are the builctings, orchard, and meadow, which cannot be oonveniently divided. . M. B. Ft KM FOR MALE. WILL bo sold at private sale, that well-known Farm lying on Seventh street Plank Uoad, in Montgomery county, Maryland, about riifht miles from Washington city, containing 37i j ac res, more or less; about 100 in meadow, 100 in.wood, and the balance (172]) in cleared fields. The Farm can be divided into several, giving a fair proportion of wood and meadow land to each. The whole Farm is well watered, several never-failing streams passing through it. The feneing is good, and there is u large quantity of chestnut timber in the woods, suit able tor a further division of the Uelds. In point of hoalth, beauty, and location, it is not surpassed by any farm in tho State of Maryland. It has always been reuiarkablo for its beauty. The dwelling contains eight rooms, kitchen, pantry, Ac., garret, cellars, Ac., ull surrounded by a neat paling, with a pump of good water in the yard; barn, sta ble, and other out-houses; good spring-houso, with a never-failing spring ol delightfully cool water at taehed. Servants' quarters for as many hands as would ever be necessary on the Farm. A good apple orchard, and somo excellent poach es, pears, cherries, Ac. The road being now of the very best character, produce from the Farm and manures from the City can be hauled at any and all seasons of tho year. This proporty will he sold twenty-five per rent. cheaper than any other proporty on the road be twecn it und the city. With an ordinary horse, it is not more than an hour's drivo to the city Any communications addressed to CHARLES V. OOKDON, Washington, D. C., will receive atten tion. Dec. 16?6teow PATENTS. ZC. BOBBINS, Attorney for Procuring and De ? fending Patents, Washington, Ll. C., makes Kx aminatinns at the Patent Office, prepares Drawing? and Papers for Applicants for Patents, and can be consulted on all matters relating to the Patent Laws and dmisions in this ^nd other countries. He alst continues to devote especial attention to arguing rejected applications before the Commissioner of Pa tents, in which line of practice he has succeeded it procuring a great number of valuable patents. Hb fee for an examination at the Patent Office is Ave do! lars; for other services the charge will be reasonable Reference can be made to members of Congress, or to hose for whom Mr. 11. has transacted business daring he past nine years Aug. 36?eow IMPORTANT i>i*CUVI-Hl 1 RELIEF IN TEN MINUTES'! BRYAN'S PULMONIC WAFERS are unfailing .in the ourc of Coughs, Colds, Asthma, Bronchi tis, Sore Throat, Hoarseness, Difficult Breathing, In cipient Consumption, and Diseases of the Lungs Thoy hare no taste of medioine, and any child will take them. Thousands havo been restored to health that had before despaired. Testimony five* in hun dreds of eases. A single dose relieves in ten minutn* Ask for Bryan's Pulmonic) Wafers?the original and only genuine is stamped " Bryan.'' Spurioo* kinds are offered for sale. Twenty-five cents a box Sold by dealers generally. J. BRYAN A CO., Roch ester, N. Y., Proprietors. Wholesale by R. S. T. CIS SEL, Druggist, Georgetown, D. C., and C. WISE MAN, Druggist, Baltimore. Oet. SO?1ml AmtCHl.HKl PKITOKAL, FOB TBK II* FID CUM OP COUttHS. C0Ll>8, HOARSENESS, BRONCHITIS WHOOPING COUGH, CROUP, ASTHMA, AMI CONSUMPTION. THIS remedy in offered to the community with th< confidence we feel in an article which aeldoB fa ill to realize the happiest effect* that nm be dee i red So wide u the field of ita usefulness and ao numerom the caaes of ite curee, that Almost every section of thi oountry abound* in person*, pablioly known, wh< bare beea reatorod from alarming and eren deeperatt diaeaae* of the lung* by ite use W hen once tried, itt superiority over even other medicine of Ita kind ia U* apparent to escape obserratioB; and where ita virtue* are 'knows, the public no longer hesitate what anti dote to employ tor the distressing and daageroos af faction* of the pulmonary organ* which are incident to our olimate. / Nothing baa called louder for Ike earnest inquin of medical dob, than the aJ analog prevalence anc fatality of consumpti* e comjilaints, nor has any Mr clam of diaeaae* had more of their investigation am MT*. Bntuvet n<i adr _|uate remedy hud been pre vidod, on whieh the public oould depend for protoclioi from attacks u|>on the respiratory organ*, until tht introduction of the CHKRRY PECTORAL. This ar tide ia the product of e long, laborioaa, and 1 belie v< successful endeavor to furniah (be eommunity will auch a remedy. Oi this laat atatement the America! people are now tbrmaelrcs prepared to Judge, and I appeal with confidence to their decision. If there is any dependence to be placed in what men of ever) class and station certify U ha* done for them ; if w< can trust our own aenaea, when we see dangerous af fections of the throat and lungs yield to it; if we eat depend on the nesuranee of intelligent physicians, wh< in .ike it their business to know; la sb<rt, if ther* b any reliance on anything, then i*ii irrefutably pro vet that tbia medicine doe* relieve aud doe* cure theelas* of diseases it ia designed for. beyond any and all otb en that are known to mankind If this be true, It cannot be too freely published, nor b? too wide); known The afflioted should know it. A remedy that euro* is priceless to them. Parent* should knot it: tboir children are pricelesa to them All should know it; for health can be priced to no on*. No? only should it he circulated here, hut ererywboro not only in tbia country, but 1b all coantrie* Hut faithfully are hare acted on tbia conviction, b shown in the fact that already thi* article ha* maJi the circle of the globe. The ran never net* on it , limit* No continent la without it, and hut few peo pie* Although not in ao general use in other aationt as ia this, it ia employed by the more intelligent it almost all tiviliaed countries. It ia extensively em ployed ia both America*' ia Europe, Asia, Africa Australia, and the far of! islands of the sea Life ii aa dear to its possessors there a* here and they graa| at a valuable remedy with even more avidity. I'n like most preparation* of its kind it is an e?paw>lr? | composition of costly material. Still it i* afforded t? j the public at a reasonably low price; and, what ia of ' vastly more importance to them, It* quality ia new J suffered to decline from Ita original standard of et j cellence. Every bottle of this medicine, now menu factored, is aa good a* ever ha* been made heretofore or a* we are caimhie of making. No toil or co?t ii spared, in maintaining it la the beat perfection whlcl it fat possible to produce. Tlence, t ie patient wb? procures the penntno CHERRY PECTORAL can relj j on having as good an article aa haa ever been had bj ! those who testify to ita cure*. lly pursuing tbia course, I hare the bope of doln? some good in the world, as well aa the satisfaction o< believing that much has beea done already. Prepared by 1. C. AYP.K, I hernial, l ewell, Maes fteld In Wn*hlngteN by D. tilMAN. and by at aiwf-|?e*ler? In MeiHrlse everywhere. THI LITTLE PILMRIM. A Monthly Journal for Qirh an<l Boy* KDtTBD IT ABACK ORKKNWOOD. A PAPER, under the above title, will he publiahad at Philadelphia on the first day of October next In sine and general character, this publication wil. resemble Mrs Margaret L. Ilailey's latelydiscontinued Friend uf YmuK, the place of wbi?h it ii designed U take. Ttrm*.?Fifty cents a year, for single copies; o ten copiea for roar dollars. PaymeBt Invariably it advance. All subscriptions and communications to be ad dressed to L: E LIPPINCnTT, Philadelphia. PRINTING. PAMPHI.ET PRINTING neatly executed by B1JEI.L A BLANCHARD, Sixth streat son* of Ponasylraala arenas iMTMWmV WORKS HDf ML! AT Till* IK FICE, BV lb WIS N.KPHM. Life of Isaac 'f. Hopper?price $1.25. po.tage ?| oenta. Unole Tom'a Cabin-price <71 wnU, p?-fla*e' ? oenta j five copies for S2, postage paid. Uuole Tom's Cabin in Herman?price 5# oeiiU, p<iet age 16 oeote Key to Uuole Tom'a Cabin price 60 cente, jxwtage 16 oenta. White Slavery in the Barbary States, by Hon. Ckarlea Sumner?-price 50 tents, pontage IS cents. Oiddinga'aSpeeohxa, one volume I2me- price $1, p?>at age 26 oenta. Uoodell's Amerloan Slave Code?prior 75 oenta, pott age 18 centa. 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Written with marked ability.?Zanvtville Courier. A thrilling picture of (be effects of that infornpl bano of social life, intomperonee.--/i?eA??0?</ Iodium. 1 The style is attractive and fascinating; there is a J freshness and originality about it, that is very pleaatl ing. * * * One of its chief meritB is the exccn? lenco of its conversations.? Enquirer. Has so many thrilling parages and well drawik characttra, that you read it with absorbed attention. It cannot fail to uchiovo for Mrs. Collins an enviable popularity. She takes us with her to the drunkard s home, aud tells of the hunger and the fear, the toil and the suffering, that are tkcro. She paints, witli a woman's delicate skill, the meek patience, the long-abused, but unchanging love of the drunkard's wife, touches the deepest chords of the heart, and makes them vibrate with pity and with indignation. Christian Herald. Though Mrs. Collins has already boats of admi rers of her literary productions, this work, we pre dict, will increase that number ten fold, and givo her a reputation worthy of her high talents.?Av//> Albany Tribune. Tho style is cosy, natural, beautiful, chaste, and at times very eloquent. We would comutund it ea pecially to young ladies, that they may seo to what dangers thoy are exposed, in forming alliances with the fashionable in high life.? Ohio Organ. A deoply interesting and powerful work. It vivid ly portrays souie of the terrific exploits of strong drink in both high and low life. Nor are such scenes us it depicts either imaginary or few. Let this book circulate. It has a beneficent aim, and is the rehiclo of admirably old and most salulary lessons.? P*et byteriaH. * * * Has sketched it in its daintiost form of fascination, as well as in its gtiiu and disuial aspect of open degradation. Rarely has a woman venturod to hold the torch to such a dark recess of human woe.?Daily Timet. We know of no passago, anywhere, more nniquely beautiful, more intensely absorbing, more overpow ering in the pathetic, than the thirty fourth chapter. It is indeed a gem. We doubt whether the celebra ted chapter devoted to the death of J$va, in Uncle Tom's Cabin, is superior. * * * It is certainly the most powerful temperance tale that we have ever perused .?Journal and Meuenger. Beautifully written. * ? ? A work of great strength and power.?Gotjtei llertdd. * * * The inoMtaals dramatic, ami the inter oat intenae to tho end.?Ohut Statesman. Wielda an eaay pea, and sketches men And man ners to the life.? Prrtbyteria u Herald. Graphic, truthful, chaste, and deeply affecting, tho atory winda itself into our feelings, aud wo bocome absorbed in tho plot, as if we beheld before oar own eyes the realities of the author's delineations.? Ik" I tw Snn. 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The following is an extraot of a letter from Hon. Willism Jay to the author: "Your analysis of the slave laws is very able, and Br eihiMtion of their practical application by the tbern courts evinces grrat and carelnl research. Your book M as impregnable against the charge of exaggeration aa Euclid's Geometry, since, like thnt. It consists of propositions and demonstrations The hook la not only true, but it is unburnwiuihl* true " Arrwrritm! SOLDIERS who served In the various war* and sailors, or their widows or heirs, to whom ar rears of nay, extra pay, bounty land, pensions, Ac , may be due, may find It to their advantage to Mil their claims investigated. Address A. M. GANGEWER, Attorney sn4 Agent, WaflMngtvn, l? V Bounty laud warrants bought and sold _ AKO. M. MI OtN. J t!.IRVI?r, SLOAN A IRVINE, Attorneys at Law, No. 284 Main straot, Cincinnati. Ohio. References Dr. George Fries, Alexander H. Mc GnffVy, A. McKenaie, Graham A McCoy. Cincinnati, Ohio, Smit h A Sinclair, fluiith. Uagelcy, A Co.. RKt* burgh , N D, Morgan, Auditor of .state of Ohio ; Geo. N. McCook, Attorney General of Ohio, Columbus, J. G Huasay, President Forest City Bank, Hushox A Sinclair, Mason A Estep, Cleveland Dec. 1.