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The f.4p pv9 1 l w e
livered by. M,4 i.t L $, Be.~It ,,
the presonlW vy, en.
Jackstacai No , Fdr t bqato
grdss fkom the Ahmlly ofGo a. Armstrong)
Mr. Preside4tt:--I mest:' tle' indal4
once of the BSenaep for .~tin : at t|
usual business ma.y.y'. ld gd ye me
an opportunity to 4iphaig a~e ,tist wl ich
has been com ittDp - `trtstt I had
not the hearttb declline, b It ivhih' knew
I had not the po.er to.tlflas suach a mis
sion shouldle'fL . jdE~ ALF hand
the sword of en-eraJackson, which he
wore in all his etpeditions, while.in the
military eu~ce of th6 csunify, and whlok
was his faithful companio inh his last and
crowning victory, when New Orleans was
saved i from the grasp of a rapacious and
powerful enemy, and bur nation from the
disgrace and diaster which defeat woulfi
have brought in itstrain. When the hand
of death was apon him General Jackaor
presented this sword to his friend, the late
General Armstrong, as a testimonial of his,
high appreciation of the services, worthl
ant courage of that most estimable citizen'
aund distinguished soldier, whose desperate
valor, on one oocation, stayed the tide of
indian success, and saved the army from
destruction. 'The ftmily of that lamented
depository, now that death has released him
from the guardianship of this treasure of
patriotipm, are desirous it should be surren
dered to the custody of the national legis.
lature, believing that to be the proper dis
position of a memorial, which, in all time
to come, will.,be a cherishcd one for the
American people. To carry that purpose
into effect, I now offer it in their namte to
Mr. President, this is no doubtful relic,
whose identity depends upon uncertain tra
dition, and which.owes its interest to an
impulsive imagination; Its authenticity is
e.tablishcd beyond controversy by the par
p.rs which accompany it, and it derives its
v.luc as well from our knowledge of its
history, as from its association with the
great captain, whose days of toll and nights
of trouble it shared and witnessed, and
who never drew it from the scabbard but
to defend the honor and the interests of his
'rhis is nether the time nor the phlace to
puoztray those great traits of character :
which gave to General Jackson the ascen
doney that no man ever denied who ap
proached him, and that wonderful influence'
with his coutrylmen which marked almost '
his whole course from his entrance upon a
public career till the grave closed upon his r
life and his labor-, and left him to that I
qluality which the mighty and the lowly
munst find at last. Still, from my personal
and official relations with him, and, I trust,
I may add, from his friendship towards me,
of which I had many proofs, I cannot with
hold the acknowledgement of the impres-,
sion which his high qualitiesmade upon mc,
and which become nmore lasting and pro
Ibund as time is doing its work of separa
tion from the days of my intercousse with
him. i)
1 have.been no careless observer of the
imen of my time, who, controlled by events, i
or controlling them, have stood promigent
atmong them, and will occupy distinguished
positions in the annals of the age: and cir
cumstances have attended my opportunities
of examination to the old wosld as well as
to tile new. But I .ny, and with a deep
c:nviction of its truth. that I never have
been brought into contact with a tman who
possessed more native sagarity. more pro
flltmity of intellect, higher powers of oh
servation, or greater probity of purpose,
more ardor of patriotisin, nor more tirntl
noss of resolution after he had surveyed his
position and occupied it, than tile lamented
niubjet of this feeble tribute, not to hitml,
but to truth. And I will add, that during
the progress of determination upon impor
tant ,-uijects, he was sometimes slow and
generally cautious and inquiring, and he
has more than once told me, anxious and
uneasy, not seldom passing the night with
out sleep, but lie was calm in his mind and
inllexiblt in his will, when reflection had
given,. place to decision. The prevailing
opinion that he was rash and hasty in -his
conclusions is founded upon an erroneous
impression of his thoughts and action
upon a want of discrimination between his
conduct before and after his judgment had
lonounneed upon his course.
This Is not the first offering of a similar
nature which has been laid upon the'altar
of our country, with the sanction of the le
gislativo department of the government.
uSome years since, another precious relic was
dl'posited here, the sword of him, who, in
lil[, was first in the affections of his coun
trymen, and in death, is now first in their
in-mory. I neod not name his name. It is
written in characters of living light on
every heart and springs instirnctiely on
,,very tongue. His fame is committed to
tiih:, his example to mankind, and himself,
we maIy humbly hope, to the reward of the
vi ihteuts. When centuries shall have pas
set over us, bringing with them the muta
ti i; that belong to the lapse of ages, and
tnid our ,tcnry v shll yet be fllfiliing, or
slall havetlfiltld,1ietmagnitfcent dentin7,
for good, Idevoy hope, aidt ot fo' evil,
pilgrims' from b ocean coasts, and from
ar ip14nd seas, and from the vast regions
which now separate, but ore long, by our
wonderful progres, ,must unite them, will
come up ,to the high places of our land, con
seaatedl by days and deeds of world wide
renown, and turning aside to the humble
todb, dearer than this proud capitol, will
meditate upon the eventful history of their
coantry, and recall the example, while they
bless the name of Washington.
And on the same'oeeasion was presented
the cane of Franklin, which was deposited
in our national archives, with the sword of
his friend and co-laborer in the great cause
of human rights.. Truly apd beautifully
has it been said that peace has its victories
as war; and never was a nobler conquest
won than that achieved by the American
Apprentice, printer, author, statesman, am.
bassadoi, philosopher, and better than all,
model of common sense, over one of the
pmost powerful elements in the economy of
nature. Subduing its might to his own,
and thus enabling man to answer the sub
limo interrogatory addressed to Job, 'Cans't
.tlou send lightnings that they may go and
}say unto thee here we are?' Yes, they now
come at our command, and say, here we are,
,ready to do your work. And it was our il.
lustrious countrymen who first opened the
way for this sulbjugation of the fire of Heav
on to the human will. The staff that gui
ded the steps of Franklin, and the sword
that guarded the person of WasVington,
may well occupy the same repository, un
Ider the care of the nation they served, and
loved, and honored.
I The memorial of the first and greatest of
our Chief Magistrates, and this memorial
of his successor in the administration of the
Government, and second only to him in the
(gratitude and affections of the American
tpeople, will lie side by side, united tokens
of patriotic self-devotion, and of successfcl
mihtary prowess, though they who bore
them and gave them value by their services,
are now tenants of distani and lonely
graves, separated by mountains, and rivers,
and valleys. And in ages now shut out
from our vision by the far away future,
when remote generations, heirs of our heri
tage of freedom, but succeeding to it with.
out the labors and privations of acquisition,
shall guze, as they will gaze, upon these tes
timonials of victories, time-worn, but time
honored, they will be carried back by asso
ciation to those heroes of early story, and
will find their love of country strengthened
and their pride in her institutions, and their
'confidence in her fate and fortunes increas
ed by this powerful faculty of the mind,
which triumphs over the distant and future
as well as over the stern realities of the
prc~ent, gathering around us the mighty
meni and the mighty deeds which excite the
admiration of mankind, and will ever coin
mand their respect and gratitude. And
thus will communion be held with the great
leaders of our country, in war and in peace,
who wore these swords in her service, and
hallowed them by their patriotism, their
valor and success.
A resolutive was adopted, expressive of
the thanks of Congress to the heirs of Gen.
SArmstrong for the gift, and directing its
preservation in the Department of State.
I IIFSOow beautifully does James iladi
son bequeath the following advice to his
ever see the lighl, will not do so till I Tam
no more, it mlay be considered as issuing
from the tomb, where truth alone can ,e
respected, and the happiness of man alone
consulted. It will be entitled therefore, to
whatever weight may be derived from good
intentions, and from the experience of a
man who has served his country in various
stations through a period of forty years:
who espoused in his youth, and adhered
through his life to the cause of liberty; and
who has borne a part in most of the great
transactions which will constituto epochs
of its destiny.
The advice nearest my heart and deepest
in my convictions, is, that the Union of the
States be cherished and perpetuated. Let
the open enemy to it le regarded as a 'nl
dora with her box opened: and the disguis
ed one, as the serpent creeping, with its
deadly wiles, into 1 uradise.
A CHIILD's YSPATRiY.-A child's eyes!
those clear wells of undefined thought
what on earth cau be more beautiful ? Full
of hope, love and curiosity, they meet your
own. In prayer how earnest! In joy, how
sparkling I In sympathy, how tender l The
man who has never tried the companionship
of a little child, has carelessly passed by
one of the greatest pleasures of life, asone
passes by a rare flower without plucking it
or knowing its value. A child cannot L'n
derstand you, you think; speak to it of the
holy things of your religion; of your grief
for the loss of a friend, of yaur love for
some one you fear will not love in return.
It will take, it is true, no measure or sound.
ings of your thought--it will not judge how
mucIh you should believe, whether your
grief is rational in proportion to oour loss,
but its whole soul will incline to yours, and
engraft itself, as it were, on tlhh feeling
which is your feeling for the hour.
Win. SADLER, Proprietor.
A LWAYS on hand, and constantly receir
_1fng, a large and fresh supply of
which he will supply at the most reosonable
rates. These goods are purchased from the
oldest and best known houses in the cities of
New York, Philadelphia, and New Orleans,
and are warranted to be pure and fresh.
An experienced Physician has charge of the
establishment who will always be in attendance
to fill all orders, dispense medicines, and put up
Call and examine at the store on Brick Row,
on the East side of the Public Square. mr28
- N' HAND, and far sale at the " Ma.CAr.
l LAsonTroRY," on the East side of the Pub
lic Square, a large and varied stock of Drugs
and Medicines, among which may be found the
B. A. Fahnestock's, and McLanes.
C Igh Remedies.
Ayer's Cherry Pectoral, Wistar's Balsam,
Wild Cherry, Hasting's Naptha, Jayne's Ex
pectorant, Judson's Cherry and Lungwort.
Sarsaparillas. i
Dr. John Bull's, S. P. Townsend's, Old Ja
cob Townsend's, Carpenter's, Sand's.
Mexican Mustang, Nerve and Bone, Jaynes,
Beach's breast, Agne remedlies, Osgoool's In
dian Cholagogue, Smith's Tonic, Speed's Feb
rifuge, Bench's Feruginous Tonic.
lHair Preparrtiu s, 'Tolics, Ac.
Barry's Tricopherous, Phalon's ilir Invig
rator, Jayne's Hair Tonic, Hauel's Eau Lus
trale, Balm of Columbia.
Ointments and Solves.
Dalley's Pain Extractor, Holloway's Oint
ment, Grays, Judkins, Green Mountain.
Cod Liver Oil, McNair's Acoustic, Brit:sh
Harlnem, Linseed, Castor, Lard, Olive, Lamp,
Copal, Black Leather, Coach, &e.
Bitters and 'Toanis.
Moffatt's PhlnmLx, llibbard's Wild Cherry,
Richardson's Wild Cherry, Gouley's Vegeta
ble, Hooffland's German.
Extracts for handkerchiefs, Cologne, Ger
man and American Toilet Powders, Soaps,
Pomades, Tooth Powders.
Tooth, Powder, and Flsh Brushes.
Wright's Indian Vegetable, Moffatt's L'fe,
BrIndr th's, MJorrison's, Lees, New London,
Graffenberg, Jayne's Sauntive.
llibburd's Anti-bilious, Spenecr's Vrgetnble,
Peter's, Cook's, Wisttr's, Gentle Purgative,
Gordon's, McLane's Liver, Scott's, Ague.
Diarrlura and Cholera, lii.rtures.
Beach's anti-cathartic, Billing's Syrup.
Thorn's extract, 'Torrant's effervescing ape
rint, Tooth-ache drops, Lyon's Magnetic Pow
ders, Thompson's Eye Watter, It ddly's hlady
Relief, do. Resolvent, Indelible nlk, Marshall's
Cathol'con, 'Perry Davis Pain Killer, Opodchl
doe, Godfrey's Cordial, Tarlington's Ialsanm,
Bnteman's Drops, Jaynes Family MG.di'ines,
Scidlitz, Sodla and Yeast Powders, Carpenters
Finid Extract Bnchu, Juno Cordial, Spohnm'
Headache Remedy, StrengtheninL I'hlsters.
0"-R n,member, the " MEI)ICINAL LA
BORATORY" on Brick Row, in the same
store wit W~Vl. SAntr.r. nr;Il H
' TE following catalogve embraces a partial
list of articls eonstantly on hand and for
sale by LANGWORTIIY & TILDON, at the
Drug Store in Clinton, to which the attention
of the tro:le generally is respetfully solicited.
Alo's, alcohol, AMurintic ncid,
Assafwetida, alum, Morphia, musk,
Arrow root, unmiber Six; half pint
Ammlonia irlb. quirt bottles,
A hesive plaster, Nutmegrs, oil bergamot
Allspice, Pink root, piperine,
Balsam, Fir and Tolu, Pot ash, paint brushes,
B1y laun, I blu stone, Quiiune, sal soda
Blue miss, black lead, Soda bicarbonateo
Black Snuke root, Seidlitz powders
Borax, blister pilaster, S'-rsupnrilla, sponge
Calomel, Eng. & Am. Syrup squills, starch
Calcined magnesia, V,,rnish, venetian red
Camphor, Castile soap, Whiting, gaun drops
Castor oil, per gallon Brandy, Port wine
and bottle, Gin,
Cayenne pepper, Brushes of all kinds
Charcoal powder, Lily white, pomatum
Cloves, chrome green, Black lead, hair oil
Citrate of Iron, Brown's ess. ginger
. Quinine, Yeast powders
Cod liver oil, Scales and weights
Colombo root, Copaiva Ceal)sles
Composition powder, Thermonmetors
Coppe'ras, cream tartar Sunl, Scotch
Dovers powders, , " macahoy
Elm Bark, ergot, Scarhfieators, catheters
Epsom salts, Laneets, spring do
Extracts of all kinds, Cupping glasses
Flax seed, for sulphur, Patent rmedicines
Ginger, glue, Thompson's eye water
Gumn guae, grnm myrrh Wistar's balsam of wild
Gumi urabic, do opium, cherry
Ilonman's anodyne, Oraefli'nberg Pills
Henry's magnesia, Batehelor's hair dye
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IJalap, A yer's cherry p. otoraJ
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