Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, July 6, 1838, Page 2

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated July 6, 1838 Page 2
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FRIDAY BIO KN1 NO, JULY 6. For Governor SIIAB IK. 3EXSISON. Fur Lieut. Governor, DAVID m. OA1WEP. For Treasurer, HENRY P. JANES. SENATORS FOR CHI I'TENDEN COUNTY JOHN N. POMEKOY, JOSI3PII CLARK. WHIG MI5HTING. Ttio Whigs of Burlington nro notified (o meet at Howard' TOMORROW EVENING, nt eight o'clork, ftr l!io purposo of nppuinltng delegates to llio District Convention, lo be held nt Cambridge on the 12ili. JulyC. H YDEl'ARK. At o public meeting holdcn at Ilydcpark on the 29tb Inst, a resolution was adopted t opproving of the nomination of tlio Hon. Wm. P. Briggs fat Congress, and recom inonding a district Convention which it will bo recollected is already officially an nounced. Gamaliel Taylor presided. The time is go near at hand when we gIiqII hove the united voice of tho whole district on this subject, that wo deem it inexpedient to republish these proceedings, 09 6uch a course could only serve to forestall what ought to bo a frco and fair expression on that occasion. Our correspondent is wcl cotno to drnw his own inferences from "a previous courso of ours." Wc arc neithor Mr. Allen's man, nor Mr. Brigg's man, nor any other man's man. We go for the cause; and whatever candidate, good and true, ehall he agreed upon by the district, will receivo our cordial support, MILTON. Just as we were going to press wo re ceived the proceedings of a public meeting nt Milton, on the 4ih, inst JJcnj. Adams presiding-by which it was resolved, among other things, that it is safer at tho present critical moment, to rely on tried and faith, fu) public servants, than to resort to any new 'experiments,' or 'untried expedients,' and therefore rc-nomipating Hon. Heman Allen to his present important station pledging themselves however to abide the decision of a district convention. Wo find tho following paragraph in tho published proceedings of tho 5th district Convention. It breathes the truo whig spirit. Let it warm tho heart and nerve the arm of every Vormonter who hoDee for bolter times. Tho rescue of our common country from its present ruinous condition, should be tho 6inglo and absorbing object. Personal and local considerations should not, will not, wo arc persuaded, weigh the flust of tho balance. Those may be ad. justed at a more convenient period. SiR-Not being nble to niiend with you, I can. not let this opportunity slipof saying, that it I iV farnest wbtbai eyery personal and local feeling of VI,?! If l'S, '?ay, Ci"W ,,el' Democratic Wb.g strength of jlie District. Whoever fuel, ye son may be, he shall have my cordial mppori. it is useless, in a storm, to talk ol uhm i, lone in n calm. The only question ought to be. How ehall we get out of tho unhappy difficulties in winch wo uow eea our country involved 1 The question 1.1 easily answered, bv every man doing his fluty. .et 1 us be done, and in September next our candidate will be elected. Yours with re.-prct, Wowpelier June Oih, 1S3S J, P. MILLER, Our last advices from Washington show conclusively that the people have nothing to expect from their rulors. They aro de terminedtoruloor ruin. Tho Senate, by n vote of ayes 20-nor.s 21, have ordered to tw engrossed, for a third rending, n bill re. pealing tho wholo ileposite law, so far as it applies to tho safe keeping of tho public mocey;-tbu3 leaving it, as Gon. Jackson nnd his "illustrious successor" construes the law, at the discretion, and in the safe keep, lug oftho President oftho United States. It this bill passes, tho former will remain, as it did when Gon. Jackson removed tho pub. lie depositee Haw it wj uo exercised every man in tho country knows. It is oponly ond boldly evowod, by ihoso who till possess llio power, that tney will not rocoive or bold any Bank papor, nor hayc connexion with Banks. FOURTH OF JULY. f.i.?N,!-il1'18? !"" 1,10 reputation of having observed ?u. IV", onal Jubilee with tern noise and nrcinru- Burling,. f ,8lor ,owo ' ll,e 6ood Poplo "f H.. S?'Jv,,,,.llv much lasie and patriotism customarV Z 1 , e cl,0,e ,u dispense with (he qaI.lofltt , own HBm!..?',l, "P- "l0 PCUCuful We had honed ih, "cc,'',;,1,0.ns- . . . log Universiiy would mv C " il liberal s.udic.'n, wellns bv ife '.T .'!"i,'y noble und self.forr.;.,! L T.,B,lml.rul'011 1 whoso memory ihj. day ten , 7," "''e ,UC" appreciate the'ehara effi 0 MnDe,l",,e,i ' Seiolo a portion ,,r i.L. and lo proper observance. It f, l"l. . e"ers!,- 10 "8 jn.S and literary i,,.,iulf0B7& hoTJS Zt" Ior w?y ft relebrntinr il.o .lit r rational ll.nn Hie senseless nnd soineil mV. Nmlna nrucl ice. f.l,. I Jin. ' om.el""e pr,n,.H, .. ,h. in,i,,id mid full,; of our common dili of July orators. ' I Im V 011111? Ladies ol ftliss (iiiKKN s oominnry, nfter listening to an elegant ami appropriate uddrcss liom one ol Ilieir mimijcr. proceeded In procession lo I lie beautiful residence of Mosks Catlin, E. who had fitted 1111 Ilia around and tables for tho occasion with great taaic nnd liberality. Hero they were joined liy n largo party of our citizens, who were invited lo participate in tho festivities of the occasion atid in the pleasures of friendly and so cial intercourse. Nuthing was wanting which could contribute to the enjoyment of llio occasion. The patriotic sentiments naturally incident to the Day, were heightened in the minds of nil present by a sense that they woto then participating, in n peculiar degree, llm blcssinas which spring from national liberty nnd well regulated society. And if it be true that natural benttli has ant inlluencn lo quicken such sentiments, then in this loo. were llm company peculiarly fortunate, fur it may Iruly be said the view from llio delightful mansion of Mr Cnllin, is one of the finest whirl) our village affords, and it is needless to ndd that no higher praiso could be given. All seemed 10 have caught a portion ol tho enthusiasm nnd kind feeling of their host : all were young if not in years nt least in feelings. The nmucmenlsof the day were most appropri ately nnd delightfully closed by an evening parly at Miss (irrca's Seminary ; the apartments were decorated for lite occasion with cxquistie judgment and taste ; and tho happy and cheerful faces of all present indicated how highly lluy appreciated llio politeness and courtesy with which ihey were en tertained. In the course of the evening a spiiticd and beautiful ode, written fur thn occasion, was sting by the young ladies the musia was composed by AV Moi.t and was ccry way worthy of his dislinguisliedi'eputalton. A large pn'ty nl.'o made n pleasure excursion upon the Like on board the Durlington, The plcasuies of the evening were much height ened by the efforts of I lie Uurlington Jlnntt, vtho favored our (own with a vnn'cly of excellent musi cal performances. It. U. Wc learn from St. Alband that two men wero so severely injured on the 4th, by the occidental dischntge of tho gun whilo load, ing, as to render amputation necessary. Two persons escaped from our jail on Tuesday morning;, neither of whom havo been re-taken, wo believe. Of what use is it to arrest criminals and commit them to this rickety, miserable, stinking hole, except to give tho masons a job in patching un tho breach after the bird has flown. A child with a bodkin might level tho wholo concern. We would suggest, that hereafter when delinquents aro committed, thoy should bo mado to promise 'pon honor", not to escape. Such a pledge would afford vastly more security than all the bolts and bars the county oi Chittenden can at present turn upon them. A bear weighing upwards of three hundred, was killed in Williston in the begin ling of last week. Old hunters who saw him pronounced him to be twenty years old or upwards. It is shrewdly sus pected lie was on his way lo Blonlpelicr in order to give tho collective Whig wisdom of the .Slate FOine of the benefits of his experience. Sentinel. Very possible. All the letter informed portion of the Van Buron party aro quitting the administration; ond it is an old trick of Van Buren's to "shoot the deserters." Aye, and what a lesson might this old set tler have taught his loco foco brethren, had they but half tho candor of their grizzly elder. He too, had been trying "experi ments." Teeth, as well as hanks, being only a means to the accomplishment of an end, wero susceptible of great abuse, not unfrcquently made instruments of oppres sion, making him who had them fatter, and those who had nono poor indeed, Besides, like banks, somo of them woro "rotten," and would "break" thereby producing serious inconvenience to the community of members interested in them. Deeply im pressed also with that first principle of do mocracy, that all men arc born frco and equal, and recollecting that in his first estate man is without teeth, he very logi cally came lo the conclusion that the existence of Buch "grinding" appendages wero inconsistent with primitive "freedom and equality." Accordingly, on tho day that Gen. Jackson vetoed the U. S. Bank, Bruin bid adieu to his last grinder, and from that timo to this, like the government, ho has "gum'd it." With what success, is demonstrated by tho fact that when sum moned to rendor account, like his great ex. cmplar, the administration, he was found tho poorest of all "Pharaoh's lean kino" shabby, tatter'd, and in tho last stages of starvation. His treasury loo wa3 empty, the "drafts" of his appetite had been "pro tested," and his "deposites rendered un available" for tho legitimate purposes of nature. But, unlike too many of his party, ho was an honest, tho' mistaken bear, ready to admit and atone for his errors. Ho therefore resigned his station among tho quadrupeds, retired from the mountains, and learning that Mr. Van Ne33 had not returned from Spain, was about to offtr himself as a candidate for Congress not doubtin" that a party who insist upon carrying on the business of tho country and the government without a currency, would fiml a verv natural sympathy for a bear witliout tcoth. But tho brief notico abovo quoted lolls the rest. Ho loo fell a sacri fice to an "untried expedient" and in the futuro tables of chronology lot it bo rccor dod that on or about the same day, of the same year, Van Buron'a administration and an old boar both of whom had warred upon and plundered tho people wero pros. tralcd by "metalic" ttm-buga. Peace to their manes. May our brother of the Sen tinel trcasuro up the moral. Maine-. The friends of tho Administra tion in this State hold their Convention at Augusta last week, and nominated Hon. John PAtnnEr.n, now Member of Congress from York County, for Governor. Ho had 311 voles on tho first ballot lo 17 for Rufus Mclntyrc, and was then agreed upon unan imously. Ho Is a very fair man, personally unassailable, and, like his competitor, Gov. Kent, will poll tho cntiro strength of his party. There will be sharp work in Maine next September, but the result cannot bo doubtful, The Kennebec Journal rotates tho following amusing incident in tho do ings of the convention. During the ab sence of a committee, Albert Smith, of Portland, undertook to amuse his friends with a speech ; and, casting his eye in the direction of tho speaker's chair, and dis covering that tho portrait of Jackson was missing, fixed upon this as a theme for dc clamation. Rising up with great majesty, and puffing like a porpoise, he broke forth in tones of thunder "Since I have been nitting hero I hove been alternately agitated by. angor, con tempt, disgust and pity. Two years ogo tho'demoeracy ol ftiatno was iriiiinpiiam ond the portrait ol Andrew Jackson, the second Savior of his country, hung, where by right it ought to, opposite t hat of Wash inn-ton. But Inst vear our Stale was disgraced by a federal victory and federal malignity Ucra the editor ol the Argus nlided like a chost from his seat near the Spcakor's Chair back to Sir Orator Puff and whispered in his ear tiiat lie was -Darn ing up the wrong tree;" that although no was good at scenting tho track of 6omo kinds of fowls, ho would do well lo sit down in his seat and be quiet and next time 'look before ho leaned. ') This was a real 'cho ker,' and even llio Kx-Marshall with all his impudence could not recover from tho shock immediately. There was a snort oui ex prcssive pause, sufficient to draw every eye lo the speaker, who wound up his remarks in a low and cowered tone by saving 'that ho was mistaken that tho painter himself took down tho picture, but he had no uoubt it was done at federal instigation." Hav- intr said thus much, ho dropped into his scat, covered not with honors nor blushes, (tor ho is tint often guilty of blushing.) but with mortification and cliacrin, completely "used up" annihilated. It is paid to bo one of the greatest excellencies of an orator to inspire Ins audience with the 3atne emo tions which he himself feels. In this particular the Alderman of Swamp Ward succeeded to admiration, Tor unless wc misinterpreted thu expression of tho coun tenances of tho assembly, they were "alternately agitated by anger, cunlcmpl disgust and pity!!" 1 he simple tacts ol this portrait arethat a picture ofWaahing ton and one of Jackson were left at tin State House, by the paintar. in the hope that the Legislature would purchase them. but tho Legislature would not make Hie appropriation, and so tho painter inorf away one because in all probability he liau an opportunity to dispose ol it more prohta bly. This removal the candidate for Congress Irom Cumberland was going on to ascribe to the malignity of tho federal party, when ho was interrupted and his story spoiled by tho promptings of mr Oreene, New IlAMPjiiuiE. Tho Van Buren convention at Concord has nominated the Hon. John Page of Haverhill, as candidate for Govenor, at tho election in March next, and Charles G. Atherton, .Tared W. Wil liams, Ira A. Eastman, Edmund Burke, and Tristram Shaw, for Representatives in Congress. THE STATE CONVENTION. As wo anticipated it would bo, was the largest ever holden in Vermont. Various estimates ns to the number have been made, varying from 600 to COO ; judging, however, from actual counts at different times and from the fullness of the House, on tho floor and in the galleries, wc think it pafe to say that 700 is near the true num her present when the convention was full. The nominations were unanimously con. curred in, and a spirit was manifested which promises well for the cause. Upon the resolutions there arose au interesting discussion ; and wo shall not be charged with undervaluing the speeches of any gen t'eman, when wo say, mat latnor tiemcK of Randolph a patriot of the revolution, who suffered his full share in a British pns onship for his pungent touches at the false democracy of the loco focos.for his occasion al outburst of truo patriarchal eloquence, and for his earnest invocation to tho people to maintain the principles of their patriot fathers exceeded them all in interest and effect. Slavery, tho currency, ond the presidency, wero subjects of earnest discus, sion ; and although conflicting views were fearlessly expressed and maintained with that boldness nnd independence character istic of true Whigs, tho final decision on them all was mado with great unanimity. The Presidential question was referred to the next convention; a resolution upon the subject of a national bank was laid upon tho toblo ; and tho opinions of a large ma jority of the convention on the subject of slavery, and the admission of new states, are embraced in the resolutions. In view of this convention, we 6ay to our friends be of 0)d cheer do your part faithfully ' and Vermont, at the next election, will give a largely increased majority against ioco focoism. Vermont Watchman. SUB TREASURY BILL DEFEATED. Wo are enabled to write, It '19 finished! a week sooner than we had anticipated. Tho Sub Treasury scheme of collecting, keeping ond dbbursingtho Public Moneys, after nn earnest debate of ono week, was demolished in tho House of Representa tives on Monday evening, by tho decisive voto of 125 to III. Tho House, when full consists of 242 Members, of wlmtn one (Mr. Liwlor of Ala.) is dead; two (Messrs flrnyo of this State and Ripley of Lou.) aro sick at a distance from Washington; Mr. Jabez Jackson of Ga. had abandoned his scat and gnno oil to Saratoga, to ovoid voting on this question not wishing to voto cither for tho measure or against his party; Mr. Speaker Polk does not vote- so Micro was but ono Member besido Mr, Jackson who could have voted and did not -and ho is Mr. r. O. J. Smith of Maine Conservative, who has gone to Europe ,So full a vote was never before token- Not a man in Washington was absent. Tuesday evening, n motion was made, according to notico, to reconsider the voto by which tho bill had been rejected ; but tho voto stood Yeas, Twenty-One ; Nays too hundred and .five : moiority ncainst re considering, One hundred and Eighty four. So it is settled that tho friends of the Sub Treasury scheme have abandoned all hopo ot obtaining tor it tho sanction of Congress. Wo havo said that wo had anticipated a longer debate on this question; but for no other reason than that Hon. gentlemen havo a way of talking to a most unreason able length. Thoro could bo no necessity for furlhor debating a question which has been the constant thomo of discussion, in and out of Congress, since the project was first propounded by Mr. Van Buren in his Extraordinary Mossago ten months ogo. The Extra Session resounded with it, and tho regular has dwelt with littlo interest upon any thing else. The Senate discussed its length, breadth, scope, policy and bear ing, for somo two months; Mr Cambrelcng reported at length in its favor nnd Mr. Sor gennt against it in March. It has been

in agitation ever since; and, during the last week, when it was formally beforo the (louse, it lias been discussed successively by Messrs. Combrolcng and Pickens in its favor, J. Garland in opposition, Dromgoole in fayor, Prentiss and Kennedy in opposi-' tinn, Taney and R. M. T Hunter in favor, Thompson against, Potter and Rhett of S. C. (formerly Robert Barnwell Smith) in favor tho last word being had by the latter on the evening that llio vote was token. There can be no complaint of a lack of debate on the subject, or of exertion un cither hand ; and the end is that the project is voted down by a similar majority to that twice before given against it, but by a more decisive, because direct, and heavier voto now than ever. This is universally regarded as a decision against the essential principle of tho Sub Treasury scheme, in ony sliapo or form. Wo presume no further effort will bo made at this Session to establish it by law. Mr. Cambrcleng indeed intimated in his opening speech that, whether by law or by Executive discretion, the system will be kept substantially in operation until the close of Mr. Van Buren's Presidential term This intimation elicited somo indignant feeling on the part of those opposed to the project. It is doubtless desirable that our financial policy be regulated by law; nnd wc arc not without hopo that some modifi cation of the Special Depositc System will now bo agreed upon ns a temporary com promise, until a full expression of the Peo ple's wishes can be had through another Congress. We learn from tho National Intelligen cer, that Mr. Webster's resolution to re peal the existing interdict against tho great mass of the banks on account of their notes has been defeated. The resolution was lost by two votes, Mr Buchanan's special depositc humbug being substituted for it, and then the latter was rejected by a still larger majority; thus leaving, what Mr. Cambroleng terms, a virtual sub-treasury system in operation, notwithstanding the Representatives of tho People have passed sentence of condemnation on the obnoxious system at two successive sessions of Con gress. Tho amendments to tho army increase bill, were reported to tho House about tho usual hour of adjournment, on Thursday. On Friday the amendments were odopled by the IIouso, and the bill, as amended, was passed, and has, ere this become the law of the land. LOWER CANADA. It will be seen by the following announce ment that Lord Durham has at last answer ed tho question, "what will be done with tho prisoners ?" Nelson, Bouchetto, and others, were to ship for Bermuda on Mon day. From the Montreal Herald. On Friday lost there appeared a supple ment to the Quebec Official Gazette, inti mating the appointment of Vice Admiral Paget, Major General Macdnnell, Lieut. Col. Grey, Col. Couper and Chief Sccrcta. ry Duller as a Special Council, and con taining two provincial ordinances, one royal proclamation and ono editorial article. The second ordinance, which is entitled 'an ordinance for establishing an efficient system of police in the cities of Quebec and Montreal,' wo shall publish at full length to-morrow. The first ordinance and the proclamation, which arc merely ono and the same thing under different forms, have a fourfold ob ject in view : First, To send Wollrod Nelson, R. H. M. Bouchette, Bonavcnluro Viger, S. Mar chessault, II. A. Gauvin, T. Goddu, R. Des Rivieres and L. II Masson, oil guilty of high treason nn confession, to Bermuda not as 0 place of punishment but as a seclu ded residence, until it may to Lord Durham or to any of his successors 'appear consis tent with the peace and tranquility of this province, by any act or instrument tinder his hand and seal at arms' to permit their return ; Second, To keep out of this province, undor the same dispensing power on the part of the executive, L.J. Papinnau, C, II. O Cote, J. Gngnnn, R. Nelson, E. B. O'Callaghan, E. K. Rndter, T. S. Brown, L. Duvernay, E. Chartier, G. E. Cartior, John Ryan Senior, John Ryan Junior, L. Porrault. P. P. Demaray, J. F. Davignon and L. Gamier; Third, To reserve for trial the supposed murderers of Wior and of Chartrand ; Fourth, To pardon all thoso not compri sed under any of ihnse three heads. To satisfy tho reader, we shall to-morrow givo the ordinance and the proclama tion, which will bo found to contain nothinir in addition to our summary but provisions tor punishing an unauthorised return and securing 'good behaviour and loyal conduct' afier return or roleaso. As tho penalty of a temporary enactment necessarily dies with the enactment itself, tho expatriation of tho traitors can last at most only about four years. Tho expatri ation, moreover, is of the most Itmiled extent possible, fur Victoria has boon mado to pledge her royal word, that nny ono of tho exiles from W. Nelson down to L. Gouticr may rcsido unmolested in any por tion of her empire beyond tho borders ol Lowor Canada. This will bo vory conven ient for some of tho traitors. Mr. Papinoau, for instance, may pitch his tent in pcaco on the ricrht bank of tho Ottawa, immediately opposite to his unconfiscated seigniory of Polite Nation; ond, as soon as similar magnanimity is displayed in Upper Canada, Mr. Mackenzie can safely conduct tho Vin. dicator in Montreal and Dr. O'Callaghan the Constitution in Toronto. As tho rampart impunity of the traitors is merely a question of time, it is, perhaps, unnecessary to anticipate; but, having ex perienced ono ruler's haste to authenticate his success in tranquillising tho province by means ofa public thanksgiving, we cannot but bco nt least tho possibility of anothor ruler's erecting to himself a similar trophy in tho pardon of the exiled rebels. Fortunately it is not for us to provo, what tho ignorant population of tho coun try will henceforward believe, that, in cases of opon rebellion, a mero nbsenco of a few years is "Justice to tho Guilty," or a frco pardon to such men as Tavcrnicr ond Bell "Mercy to the ftlisguideu." Tho editorial articlo aforesaid, tho only one, wo believe, that has graced the Official Gazette for eight or ten yoars, promises tho establishment of Registry Offices, tho commutation of tho Feudal Tenuro ond other highly useful measures. So far good ; but, in so unusual an inci dent, wo discern two things which cannot bo contemplated without pain, namely a consciousness, that the ordinance and pro clamation required a sweetener in the eyes of ono portion of tho population and disposition to give sucn sweetener. This, in truth, is the revival of the balan cing system of conciliation, which always has failed and always will tail. FROM THE FRONTIER The colonial government of Canada has purchased tho small steamboat Expcrimel. SI10 is on an expedition among the Thou sand Isles, for the capture of Bill Johnson, We learn that McLood, and a number of others, concerned in the Short Hills affair, havo boon captured, nnd the remain dor of the anti-royalist party dispersed. Intercourse between the two territories seems, for tiie present, to be stopped at least so lar as concerns tho action of the Canadian au'horitics. A number of per sons who crossed at the Falls yesterday, for tho purpose ol viewing the natural curiosities, were nt once marslnlled before the military authorities to give an account of themselves, and were then immediately ordered back to the American side. There is a great deal of folly in this execs of prudence, and we hope it will be suffered to blow over in a few days. Buffalo Com. Adv. From the Buffalo Com. Advertiser, of June 29a Reoccupation op Nav Island. A report is in town to.dav, that Navy Island has been rcoccupied by the Patriots. We have taken hi mo pains to ascertain what foundation tho story rests, and, from the best information we arc able to obtain, are inclined to think it is correct. The occupation of the Island was effected last night, according to intelligence given to Mat. Kirby. who is in command ot Water loo. The number of tho Patriots is repre sented to bo not less than 500. There may possibly be 50, who are probably the remains ol tho party that was collected nt the Tamarack Swamp, on the main land, and have fled to the Island for a refuge, and thinking perhaps that thoy will receive reinforcements. But the spell which pro tected Navy Island last winter is gone. It is a position wholly untenable against such a furco as is now collected ot Chippewa, and will undoubtedly be vory soon cleared The Com Advertiser of the next day, adds the following explanation : It is true a wc slated yesterday lli 11 Navy Island was re-occupied, but not liy any very blood-thirsty Patriots. A pnnll party of them who wNhcd 10 enjoy a practical joko at the expense of ilia (loyal ists, went on the Island at (he time stated, and liied a few iniiikcl shots across upon (he main land. 1 lie alarm was luuaully given. an. I expresses start ed off with the information that ihu Ulaud had been re-occupied by a large force. All being still last night or this morning, the Island was explored and lliu f alriols were loanil to have vaimlieil. I Ins we are assured by genlfemen from Canada is the ti 11c version ot lite story. Tho trial of Anderson, indicted for arson, in burning the Sir Robert Peel, commenced on Friday, of last woek and was submitted to the Jury about 5 o'clock on Tuesday last, After deliberating about two hours, tho jury brought in a verdict of "NOT GUIL I Y." Somo demonstration of exu! tation were mado upon tho rendering of the verdict, but the court promptly inter posed its authority, and order was restored Tho prisoner was immediately remanded to await his trial on another indict men t. Walcrlown Jejfersonitm. REMARKS OF MR. HERRICK, OF RANDOLPH, (A soldier of the revolution, aged 78 years.) The following is a condensed and verti im perfect sketch ofJIr. Ilerrick's remarks; given, m nit own language. As the de lailt or events were more familiar lo the memory, the consequence is that in this sketch (hey are all retained, while much, that tout more directly applicable to the occasion, is toil : Mr President, However strange it may seem, I feeldisposod to offer a few thoughts on llio present occasion. I have not the oratory of Domosthenos ; 1 am not favored with Hint fluency of speech or volubility of tongue, as aro gentlemen who nave just spoken; but the substance of which I wish lo remark is designed toimprcsstho present ond rising generation with a duo sense of the vast expenso ofour liberty, as a nation cost us. Mr Prosidcnt, peoplo gonorally estimate any thing in proportion to what it cost. Hence, sir, wo discover that mat ho re set much by their children. By thesamo logic, I argtio, that wo ought to sot vory higly by our national privileges; ami especially when we consider tho iminonso expenso of blood and treasuro those privileges cost us ihroufTh tho Drocessof an oinht year's rev. olutionary struggle, most of which timo I was in tho service, by land or sea. And hero, oir, I think it becomes mo m bo very grateful upon the consideration mat 6omo of us have lived to hoar Congress adopt tho languago of tho apostle no man noeth a worlaro at his own charges, but the work man is worthy of his meat, nnd the lahoror of his hire ; whereas, previously wo got notinng uui rag money which proved good for nothing. Porhaps it would not bo amiss briefly to state tho courso I took to obtain a pension, Alter making out my declaration and sending it to the Secretary of War, he wroto me back that my namo was not on any ot mo rons o the regiments in which I stated I served, and he presumed I never was thoro ; and that if I intended still to obtain a pension, I must take soma other course. After riding 150 miles, and' not being able to find witnesses enough, I sent him a roll of three different regiments t was in, beginning at the brigadier general and going through the lino of officers then calling tho roll of privates alphabetically- then naming the battles, tho killed, tho wounded, the guards, commanders of tho guards, number of sentties day and night, Hie court martials, t lie crimes, tho punish ments, the presidents of courts martial marches, roads, and the reasons why wo wont from place to place how long wo remained at each place, with Washington's orders generally ; all of which, and much more, Judge l'arish wrote oft. 1 made oath to it, and stated at the close that by reason of old age, consequent loss of memory and want of time, I should relate no more par ticulars ; but if more were required, I would send every man's staturo and com plexion, with the color of his hair and eyes! On receiving this, the Secretary Bent mo a certificate, Mr. President, I am still of the Washing ton stamp. Oft have I beheld with plea sure, his gentleman like figure. In him I beheld the general, tho hero, and the phi lanthropist. The sound of his pleasant voice was evor music in my ear. Although his body has been mouldering in the banks of tho Potomac more than thirty-eight years, it seems as if he was here I feci that his spirit is near; though dead, he yet spcakftth and his languago is to us lira day 'Sinnd fast in the Liberty wherewith you arc made free, and be not entangled again in the yoke of bondage.' Mr. President, we as a nation ara threatened by I Ii v present Executive with slavery the mo?t abject; with bondage the most servile; nnd yet, 6trange to tell, h claims to uolf democracy ! Mysterious paradox ! Jlrhlocrazy would apply much better. Notwithstanding all their preten sions to democracy, in all ilieir deliberations, and movements they lend as directly to a monarchy as llio magnetic needlo points to the pole. If matters go on thus, the welkin will soon caso to ring with the glorious sound of Liberty, and soon, vory soon, this republic will meet its final overthrow as completely as tho burning lava, which flows from the mountains of Etna or Vctu. vius, destroys every thing upon tho plains below ! It reminds mo of the old prophet who was journeying to a certain place, and met a young man, who told him he, loo, was a prophet of the Lord, and directed him another way. On complying with tho direction, a Linn slew him. And now, sir, I think if wo follow thoso who are demo crats in namo, and not in nature, we shall be exposed to a more formidable beast than a lion. Sir, wo havo a remedy in our hands: our weapons are not carnal, as the rifle and the dirk: but we may be mighty, through the ballot box, to the pulling down of strong holds in the hearts of our political oppo nents. Mr. President, you will recollect that in the introduction I mentioned something in relation to the sufferings and the expenso of the revolutionary war. It would not bo proper to go into a full detail of them at this time, but I would mention a few of the most prominent particulars. Sir, wc were frequently driven by an enemy comprised of two nations, Britain and Gormany, often put to the worse, and borne down with hunger and fatigue but at the sound that Washington icas coming, every lad's head was up, and we could skip like a young roo or a hart upon the mountains of list her. Next day after tho retreat from New York, three hundred of us ambushed in a field of buck wheat, and charged upon tho enemy (1000 in number) and put them to flight, giving thrco cheers under cover of our smoke. But passing over many things, I would just mention that the last year of war I was captured, while nn board tho schunncr Weazle, Gilbert Fanning, com mander ; after ten days severe suffering at sea by starvation and close confinement, was sont into New York, and put on board the noted old prison ship, the Jersey, and was there driven from a swill barrel by a soldier with his bayonet, with this language "You tl d yankeo, you are going to rob tho hogs aro you !" I only mention this as a general specimen of our treatment. I might also mention that in six years and. eight months, eleven thniiFand six hundred and forty six prisoners died, an exact account being kept. And now, sir, shall the rising generation bo indifferent in regard to our national privileges? I look with peculiar interest to ihe rising gener ation. I think it probable I am the oldest man in this Convention ; I am soon to go off tho stage ; but I loave more than thrco scores of children, grand children and great grand children. I look also with interest at the rising progeny of my countrymen generally. And shall these barter away their liborty for a song? Indeed, sir, if they do, it would seem, figuratively speak ing, as though the departed spirits of all the thousands who have fallen victims in defenco of our country, will rise up, in ono mighty phalanx, in judgment against them ! But, sir, I hope better things, though I thus speak, and things that accompany our temporal salvation. ' Treasury Arithmetic, or 13 turned into 31.- Tito following piquant cpijram is given by llio Wnshlnglon correspondent of the Haltiinoro Cliion icle, as 0110 of the current queriiios of tho capital, under tho above title. It will bo belter understood by its being called to mind that under Mr Adams administration tho expenses of the government were thirteen millions, whilo under Gen. Jackson they rose to thirty one millions, In Tariff times, when Adams reigned, How swifily was the treasury drained 1 Ills millions when we came lo see The tent were onk, the units thiiee, This was too bad, nnd, in n storm, We roared for 'Jackson and reform.' Itiilh came ; nnd now, so great's the fun, The tens are three, the units oi !"

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