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It JEFFERS ONIAN REPUBLICAN Strotidsburg Pa. Sept. 4, 1840. Terras, $2,00 in athance; $2,25, naif yearly : and $2,50 if not paid befotc the end of the year. .CANDIDATES OF THE PEOPXJG. 4 POR PRESIDENT : Gen. William Henry Harrison, OF OHIO. ' FOR VICE PRESIDENT : John Tyler, OF VIRGINIA. ELECTORAL TICKET. SENATORIAL. John A. Slmlze, of Lycoming, Joseph Kit nor, of Cumberland, DISTRICTS. 1 Levis Passmore, 12 John Dickson, 2 Cadwallader Evans, 13 John M'Keehan, Charles Waters, 14 John Reed, 3 Jona. Gillingham. 15 Nathan Beach. Amos Ellmaker, V- 16 Ner Middleswarth, John K. Zeilin, A. R. M'lllvaine, 17 George Walker 18 Bernard Connellyjr 5 Robert Stinson, 19 Gen. Joseph Markle 6 William S. Hendrie 20 Justice G. Fordvce. 7 T Tpnlrinc Rnce 21 Joseph Henderson, 8 Peter Filbert, 9 William Adams, 10 John Harper, 11 Wm. M'Elwaine, 22 Harmer Denney, 23 Joseph Buffington, 24 James Montgomery, 25 John Dick Col. Johnson said (in Congress) "Who is General Harrison ? The son of one of the signers of the Declaration of Indepencence: who spent the greater part of his large fortune in redeeming the pledge he then gave, of his 'fortune, me and sacred honor, to secure the liberties of his country. Of the career of General Harrison '. need not speak: the history of the West is his his tory. For forty years he has been identified with its interests, its peiils and its hopes. Universal ly beloved in the walks of peace, and distinguish ed by his ability in the councils of his country, he nas been yet more illustriously distinguished in me neia. lunng the late war, he was longer in active service man any other general orhcer ; he was, perhaps, oftener in action than any one of them, and never sustained a defeat." Democratic Whig Nomination. FOR ASSEMBLY. FRANKLIN STARBIRD. W e are happy to placp at the head of our columns, the name of Franklin Starbird, Esq., as candidate lor the Assembly from Monoe county, and are confident, that it is unnecessa ry for us to say a single word in his behalf, be cause every citizen of this county knows that a representative "more honest, more capable, and more faithful to the constitution" cannot be found within its limits. The gathering of Whigs at the Court-house in this Borough, on Wednesday evening last, was truly cheering to all who have at heart, the real interests of the people. The pres ence of so great a number of the sturdy yeo . r He . manry oi iuonroe, with the zeal and spirit of the proceedings, shows conclusively, that they. like their brethren throughout the Union, are thoroughly alive to the great cause of Re form, and gives assurance that on the thirtieth day of October next, " there can be a change, there must be a change, and there will be a change" of administration. The venerable Aaron Dupui, Esq., one of the few surviving soldiers of the Revolution, who is also a grand son of the first settler of Monroe county, pre sided. A Whig of 1770, he is of course a Whig of 1840, though by the patent Democrats of the day, he is styled a Tory. In the course of the evening the meeting was ably and forcibly addressed by IT. D. Max well, Esq. of Easton In a speech abounding with cogent arguments, which were supported by the strangest documentary proofs, he exposed the gross abuses practised by the party now in power, and ihe necessity which exists for a change of men and measures. He was suc ceeded by M. Robert Buttz, Esq. formerly a member of Assembly from this district Though labouring under the effects of a severe cold, the familiar, home bred style in which this ocntleman snoke. rivelted the attention of all, and he was frequentty interrupted by spon Janeous and enthusiastic cheering". He dwelt particularly on the arbitrary and despotic na ture of (he new militia law, so strongly recom mended by President Van Buren to the con sideraiiori.of Congress in his last annual toes sage, the details of Hvhich will be found in an other column. This iniquitous scheme, on ex animation will be found to embrace principles at war with those, for which our fathers pledged "their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honors"' An-excellent leltenoC Col. R. M. Johnson in defence of Qatx. Harrison, against the attacks of the '.Y an Buren men, was thcn(readfy War Davis, Esq. who in-a very handsome manner commented on the unmanly and dastardly as i. j ji ... - .i . . l aaaus maue on ine reputation oi mat true son of Pennsylvania Charles Naylor, since his de parture from " Old Northampton" by. federa office holders and office hunters. At a late hour the meeting closed, with a con viction on the part of each one present, that our cause is onward. f Fit r9 . t ' ine September term ot tne uourts com menced on Tuesday last. Present Judge Jes sup and associates. Charles Saylor, Esq. was selected as fore man of thelGrand Jury. But little business o importance has thus far been transacted. In case of Kunkle vs. Washburn, (Reeder for plaintiff, and Ihrie for defendant) for slander a verdict of $10 rendered for plaintiff. The case of Commonwealth vs. Christman. Indict ment fdj? adultery, verdict of guilty was ren dered. ' The case of Newman vs. Trustees of Strouds- burg academy, was continued on account of the absence of a witness of the defendants. The Trustees to pay costs thus far. In case of Cope vs. Teell, verdict for plain tiff for whole amount claimed. Maxwell and Hepburn for plaintiff Ihrie for defendant. Ittr. Van Burcn's Army Project. The writer of this article was one of the ve ry first to denounce in emphatic terms through tne columns ot the "Empire State " this pro ject of the Administration. We looked upon it as unconstitutional, and one ot the most extra ordinary movements ever made by an adminis tration claiming any affinity to democracy! And the more we reflect upon it, the more objec tionable it appears. Just look at the measure stripped of the ornaments of rhetoric given to it by Mr. .Poinsett ! The position was 1. 1 o enrol every white male citizen between the ages of 20 and 45. 2. That within three months every one should arm himself at his own expense. 6. JLhat within a given time 100,000 should be drafted for actual service ! 4. That another 100,000 should be constant y kept armed and organized. 5. That this body of 100,000 should be kept up by constant drafts from the whole body of the citizens enrolled. 6. That the Union should be divided off in- o ten military districts, Bonaparte fashion. 7. 1 hat the President may call out, whenever he chooses, and where he chooses, in their dis trict, the whole of this body of 100,000 men, twice a year. 8. While thus in the field, this army of 100, 000 is under the control of the President and sub ject to such regulations as fie chooses to pre scribe! 9. If any citizen fails to march into actual service, when ordered by the President, he is to be fined not less than $5 nor more than $30. 10. IF HE REFUSES TO PAY THE FINE, HE is subjected to IMPRISONMENT IN CLOSE JAIL UNTIL THE FINE IS PAID ! Such are the naked provisions of this mon strous project of Poinsett, endorsed by Van Buren, and condemned by the people. This is the project cunningly devised, by which the ad ministration hoped so to fortify themselves, so as, with the aid of the other great measures, the Sub-Treasury, recently adopted, to bid defiance to the people, and laugh them to scorn! Van Buren men, look here! From the Pennsylvania Democrat. The Van Buren men are determined not to do justice to General Harrison in any matter. They say that he received a small appointment from John Adams, and is, therefore, a federal ist. There were other appointments made about those times that might be interesting to an enquirer. We add some of them, beginning with the one referred to. Tuesday, June 27, 1798. " Gentlemen of the Senate : " I nominate WM. H. HARRISON, Esq., of Virginia, to be Secretary of the territory north-west of the River Ohio: " JOHN ADAMS." " Gentlemen of the Senate: " I nominate GEORGE WASHINGTON of Mount Vernon, to be Lieutenant General and Commander-in-chief of all the armies raised, or to be raised, in the United States. " JOHN ADAMS." " United States, July 2, 1798. From the Executive Journal of the United States Senate, page 441: " I nominate WM. HENRY HARRISON to be Governor of Indiana territory, from the J 3th day of May next, when his present com mission will expire. " THOS. JEFFERSON." And again; " I nominate WM. HENRY HARRISON, of Indiana, to be a commissioner to enter into asy treaty, or treaties which may be necessa ry, with Indian tribes north-west of the Ohio, and within tlie territory of the United States, on the subject of the boundary, or lands. "THOS. JEFFERSON." The message containing these nominations Was transmitted to the Senate, 3d February, 1803. Whig County Meeting, Pursuant to a call of the Standing Committee of the County, a large and respectable meeting oi me uemocratic vvnigs oi Monroe county, as sembled at the Court-house in Stroudsburgh, on J -Cl . r, , t. it cuueauay evening oepi. za. it was organ ized by the appointment of that genuine "Whio- oi 76," AARON DUPUI, Esq. President. Henry Smith, John Price, Esq. I Vice Presidents Andrew Van Buskirk. ) Charles Saylor, Esq. ) 0 . Depue S. Miller. $ Sccretaries- f- ... un motion a committee was appointed to draft resolutions expressive of the sense of the meeting, and to nominate a candidate for the Legislature, and also a Congressional conferee to meet with conferees from Northampton, Pike and Wayne counties, for the purpose of nomi nating a suitable person to represent this Dis trict in the Congress of the U. S., viz: Wil liam Davis, James Bell, Jr. Jonas Hanna, Mark Miller, Henry Kintz, Arthur Howell, Morris Evans and AbrahamjVIarsh. ml . ... t 't. . . , ine committee naving retired, the meelmo- was addressed in an able manner by H. D. Max well and M. R, Buttz, Esqrs. The following preamble and resolutions were then presented which were unanimously adopt ed. Whereas the crisis is fast approaching which must decide the struggle between executive usurpation and tyranny and the constitutional rights of a free people; when freemen will be called upon to exercise the invaluable right of suffrage in choosing a Chief Magistrate to pre side over the interests of our once happy and prosperous but now depressed country. 1 herefore Resolved, 1 hat we view the ap proaching election in the light of a contest be tween the office-holders and the people, the one grasping at all power, the other striving to secure and perpetuate that form of government and the liberties for which their forefathers fought and bled and which we look upon as the ncnest legacy, which we as Americans can be queath to our children. Resolved, That we have the strongest confi- dence m the capacity, patriotism and democra . - cy ot General Willian Henry Harrison, and pledge ourselves to support him at the ensuing contest lor the nighest office in the gift of a free people. Resolved, That we hail with sincere joy the results of the recent elections in the South and West, as they are an undeniable refutation of the foul and black hearted slanders originated and published by the hired menials of a profli gate and corrupt Administration; against the war worn veteran who bared his bosom to the shafts of battle in defence of the liberties for which his father before him, had pledged hisj life, his fortune and his sacred honour. Resolved, That in -the language of Col. Rich ard M. Johnson, "of the career of Gen. Harrison we need not speak, the history of the West is his history, for 40 years he has been identified with its interests, its penis and its hopes, uni versally beloved in the walks of peace and dis tinguised by his abilities in the Conncils of his country he has been yet more illustriously dis tinguished in the field during the late war, he was longer in service than any other general of ficer, he was oftener in action that any one of them and never sustained a defeat. Resolved, That we solemnly protest against the Sub-Treasury scheme as one calculated to make the rich richer and the poor poorer, that we despise it because it is borrowed from the despotic monarchies of Europe some of whom sold their subjects in the shambles of a foreign power to the British King, to be employed side by side with English troops to rivet on our necks the chains of Parliamentary taxation. Resolved, That we do not want a standing ar my of 200,000 men in time of peace at the com mand of the President which with the purse of the nation in his power, would render him more formidable and dangerous to the liberties of our Republic than the despots of Europe combined. Resolved, That we will oppose Martin Van Buren because he is a politician from interest alone, a democrat only so long as he can ob tain office, but a federalist, when his country called her sons to arms, his coward heart would not let him rally in her defence, but frightened him into the ranks of the federalists of 1812 to the support of Clinton, and to opposo James Madison. Resolved, That we will support no man for Congress unless he be opposed to Martin Van Buren and his sub-treasury scheme. Resolved, That we view with alarm the con tinued depredations of the Indians upon our frontier inhabitants and reprobate the weak and imbecile attempts of Gen. Martin Van Buren with his army of blood-hounds to hunt from the swamps of Florida a few wandering Seminoles, and that we know that this Florida war, which has already cost the government thirty millions of dollars and thousands of valuable lives, and which has continued 4 years with but a slight prospect of a speedy termination, would have been settled by " Old Tip" in a six months campaign. Resolved, That we repudiate the slander pub lished with such unblushing effrontery in this house, "that the cause of Harrison and the Whig party were identified with Abolitionists and Amalgamationists," and recommend to the illustrious author and authors of such falsehoods not to judge us from the illustrious examples in their own ranks. The committee reported, as the result of their deliberations, the name of Franklin Starbird as a candidate for the Legislature from Monroe co., and of William Eastburn for Congression al conferee, both which nominations were en thusiastically and unanimously confirmed. Wm. Davis, Esq. then prefaced the letter of Vice President Johnson, dated Aug. 18lh 1840, (in which he most ably defends Gen. Harrison from loco foco slanders,) with some excellent and appropriate observations on the manner, in which that worthy son of Pennsylvania, Charles 'JNaylor, was assailed by the speakers ot the van Duren meeting, on the day and evening previous. v On motion Resolved," That the proceedings ot this meeting be published in the Jeffersoman Republican of Monroe and Pike counties, Nor thamplon Whig and Wayne County Free Press. (Signed by the Officers.) From the Pennsylvania Inquirer. A flew Revolution Proposed. ABOMINABLE AND REVOLTING DOC TRINES. We sometime since met with an article in the Boston Atlas, which commented with great se verity on a paper in tho last number of the Bos ton quarterly Keview. It was attributed to a leading member of the Administration party, and the Atlas pointed it out as embodying in a de liberate and elaborate form, the more mysterious but not less positive doctrines of Messrs. Ken dall, Bancroft, Rantoul and other of the philo sophic and writing members of the Van Buren dynasty. We read the article with some at tention, and finding its doctrines incendiary and atrocious, without parallel in the political annals of this country, we paused in the hope that the Administration would repudiate them in some public and formal manner. Not so, however. The Newark Advertiser states that they have been re-published and endorsed by several of the Van Buren presses of Massachusetts and other states, and are therefore recognised as part and parcel of the system. Under such cir cumstances, we feel bound to call public atten tion in an especial manner, to this bold avowal of jacobin and revolutionary sentiment. We have never met with any thing more utterly re pugnant to our notions of law, order and repub licanism, or in more entire unison with the sen timents promulgated by Marat, during the worst period of the French Revolution. The extracts will speak for themselves, and will be read by many with incredulity as well as indignation. It will be seen that slavery and its system of la bour are preferred to free labour, while clergy men of every denomination, are regarded as the worst enemies of thehuman species. All banks, corporations and monied institutions are de nounced while, worse than all, if possible, it is argued that the FATHER SHOULD NOT BE PERMITTED TO ENJOY THE PRIV ILEGE OF TRANSMITTING THE EARN INGS OF HIS LIFE TO HIS WIFE AND CHILDREN! The writer calls this a greal measure and a startling, and predicts that it will be affected only by the strong arm of physical force. He says, "In regard to labor, two systems ofttain; one, that of slave labor, the other, that of free labor. Of the two, the first is, in our judgement, except so far as the feelings are concerned, decidedly tne least oppressive; it tne slave nas never been a free man, we think as a general rule, his sufferings are less than those of the free laborer at wages. As to actual freedom, one has just' as much as the other. I he laborer at wages has all the disadvantages of freedom, and none of its blessings; while the slavo, if denied the blessings, is freed from the disadvantages. We say frankly, that, if there must always be a laboring population, distinct from proprietors and employers, WE REGARD THE SLAVE SYSTEM AS DECIDEDLY PREFERA BLE TO THE SYSTEM AT WAGES. For our part, we are disposed to seek the cause of the inequality of conditions of which we speak, in religion, and to charge it to the priesthood. But, having traced the inequality we complain of to its origin, we proceed to ask, again, what is the remedy? The remedy is first to be sought in the destruction of the priest. The priest is universally a tyrant, universally the enslaver of his brethren, and therefore it is Christianity condemns him. It may be supposed that we, Protestants, have no priests; but lor ourselves, we know no fun damental difference between a Cpthohc priest and a Protestant clergyman, as we know no difference of any magnitude in relation to the principles on which they are based, between a Protestant church and a Catholic church. THERE MUST BE NO CLASS OF MEN SET APART AND AUTHORIZED EI THER BY LAW OR FASHION, TO SPEAK TO US IN THE NAME OF GOD, OR TO BE INTERPRETERS OF THE WORD OF GOD. THE WORD OF GOD NEVER DROPS FROM THE PRIEST'S LIPS. Wo object not to Religious instruction we object not to the gathering together of the peo ple, one day in seven, to sing and pray, and to listen to a discourso from a religious teacher but we object to every thing like an outward visible church to every thing that in the re motest degree partakes of the priest. Following the destruction of Banks, must come that ot Monopolies, oi an rrivnego. There are many of these. We cannot specify them all; we therefore select only one, tho greatest of them all, the privilege which some have of being born rich, while others, aro born poor. It will be seen at once that wo allude to the hereditary descent of property an anomaly in our American system which must be remov ed, or the system itself will be destroyed. A MAN SHALL HAVE ALL HE HON ESTLY ACQUIRES, SO LONG AS HE HIMSELF BELONGS TO THE WORLD IN WHICH HE ACQUIRESJT. BUT HIS POWER OVER HIS PROPERTY MUST CEASE WITH HIS LIFE, AND HIS PROPERTY MUST THEN BECOME THE PROPERTY OF THE STATE. TO BE DISPOSED OF BY SOME EQUITA BLE LAW, FOR THE USE OF THE GENi EBATI09 WHICH TAKES HIS PLACE, It is a great measure, and a startling. The-, richf.lhe business community, will never volun tarily consent to it, and we :hink we know too much of human nature, to believe that it will ev er be effected peaceably. It will ,bc effected only by the .strong-arm of phyjcaybrce. IT WILL COME, IF IT COMES AT ALL ONLY AT THE CONCLUSION OF WAR THE LIKE OF WHICH THE WORLD, AS YET, HAS NEVER WITNESSED, AND FROM WHICH, HOWEVER INEVITA BLE TO THE EYE OF PHILOSOPHY, THE HEART OF HUMANITY RECOILS WITH HORROR" Robespierre never uttered sentiments more fraught with anarchy, or better calculated to provoke violence and bloodshed. It should be remembered that these sentiments are not the hasty offspring of a mere newspaper paragraph- isi mat tney were not thrown off in a moment of excitement and for a temporary purpose. On the contrary, they are the laboured efibrt of a mind, which is radically wrong, and of a heart which, soured with the world, has little svmna- thy for the happiness and prosperity of mankind. The man may be mad or worse, but there is method in his madness, and his odious system is backed, in some measure at least, by many of those who exercise a powerful control over tho existing Government of the country. The whole scheme amounts to Van Burenism strip ped of its mask, and affords a better definition of what is familiarly termed " Loco Focoism," than any thing that could be sketched by the op ponents of that political delusion. We put it to the good and wise, therefore, of all parties, to the men who love liberty, because they see peace, justice and security under her protection to say whether or not they are willing to sanction these doctrines by upholding their ad vocates. If, in the language of this Van Buren leader, they hold the teachers of religion in ab horrence, and are disposed to take from the hard working man the right to dispose of his own property if, in short, they are in favour of a "WAR, THE LIKE OF WHICH THE WORLD HAS NEVER WITNESSED," and "FROM WHICH THE HEART OF HUMANITY RECOILS WITH HORROR" if they are for weakening, and perhaps destroy ing, the bonds between parent and child let them act with Amos Kendall and the writer just quoted, and thus at once plunge into all the ter rible doctrines which mese philosophers describe as "inevitable." But if they would resist such outrages, and drive such dark undoers to their places of obscurity let them oppose these men and their atrocious measures, by urging and ad vocating principles and statesmen, that aro in deed their opposites, and in whose triinn: h the morals, the laws and the prosperity of the coun try, will be vindicated and sustained. A Sign in tlie West The Cincinnati Gazette of a late date, re lates the following capital anecdote : " TheWhigs advertised a meeting at Cole rain, in -this county, on the 18th tilt. A re spectable assembly of both political parties met, and were addressed by Messrs. C. B. Smith, of Indiana, and Mr. Cary of this citv, With great power and effect. While -these gentlemen were speaking, several of the Van Buren men interrupted them, contradicting their statements. When they had concluded, the chairman, we are informed, stated that, if there was any Van Buren man present who wished to address the meeting, in reply, he would then be .hoard. A loud and repeated call for Dr. Carter, from the Van Burenites, brought him reluctantly to his feet. He asked to be ex cused, stating that, if he addressed the meet ing, he feared he should offend some of those present; but the Van Buren men had selected him (ther strong man) for their champion, and the-call became more clamorous. Dr. Carter yielded, and addressed the meeting for about du minutes, contrasting Iree governments with monarchial ones, and portraying, wih great elo quence and clearness, the principles of liberty anu 01 our constitution, ihe Van Uurenmen were in ecstacies, and the Whigs knew not what to make of it. This done, the Doctor paused ; and. then rapidly stated that many, very many, of these, free principles had been departed from lately had been frequently lost sight of, if not trampled in the dust, by the present Executive of the United States Martin Van Buren and his adherents and that for himself, he could stand it no longer, nor go farther in his support. These departures from principle, in his politi cal leaders, had made him think deeply upon the subject ; convinced him they were wron" and determined him to make the declaration that he could no longer act with the party. He wished itHistinctly understood, that he would, from that time jortn,support wubUAM HENRY H AR SON, as the best way of corrcctins these abuses- and restoring the administration of the Govern ment to true Democratic principles ! Tho effect of this was electrical. "Heard of the bip- flood in the South lately," asked a Harrison man of :i. Locofoco. "No. Where was it r "In Louisiana; the whole South i: swept." "Ah indeed. A ercat . do; I ot property and many liyes lost 1 . doubt." "I believe not. It wns Harrison flood; destroyed nothing v the hopes of the spoilsmen, and drow, -ed loco-focoism stone dead! Thai all." Dayton Journal. Amos' children. It is said wlu the news of the western Elections ; rived at Washington city, the or children of Amos Kendall were y; much frightened V. Village Recoi t.