Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, December 27, 1839, Page 2

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated December 27, 1839 Page 2
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i He van pniii;tENT, WM. HENRY HARRISON ,VICC rRHSIDENT. JOHN TYLER. Til E MERITS OP GEN. HARRISON. The remark nf George Metcalfof Ken tncky, in ilio Harrisbtirgh Convention, of Gen. Harrison, that no rnnn who hod dune eo much for his country, hod been on ill requited, is no exaggeration, as any body will sec, who looks into thu history nf this country from 1790 to HUG, Gen. Har rison tci the Fnlher of the North West, ond the Slates of Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and Illinois, nro under thu greatest per sonnl obligations to his wisdom, his self sacrifice, nnd his vn lor. 'resident Mndi nn vested him wilh almost n'joliite power ni Governor o( Indiann Territory, nnd this Dictatorship I Inn conferred upon htm, he pxorcisi'd with such honesty, thai with the unlimited power of nmn"lng wealth, lie nddeil iioiliing lo liiuwl!', and with such judgment that he made few enemies, nnd I li n 1 1 1-n n (1 - ami tliou-ands of friends. No mnn in thu country, we have before remarked, tilled so ninny stations n Gener nl Harrison, not even J, Q. Adams, as we seem to admit the oi her day, for Mr. Adams's services hnvo been all civil, whereas General Harrison's services nrc both civil ond military. Genernl Hnrri son was burn in Virginia, February 9lh. 1773. His father Benjamin Harrison, was one of the most conspicuous signers of the Declaration of Independence. a member of the first Congress, and afterwards Gov ernor of Virginia. Thu Revolutionary Patriot died in 1701, leaving his son Wil" liam Henry, under the guardianship nf his friend, the celebrated Robert Morris. Young Harrison was educated at Hampden Sydney College, nnd was intended for the profession nf medicine, but os about the limp when his studies were closing, there was n loud demand for young men to serve against the Indians, he look the cornmn sion of an Ensign, in theU. S. Artillery this in 1791. when only Hi years nf age. nnd hastened immediately lo Ins regiment nt the then Fort Wn-lnngion. lie alter wards joined Wayne's Legmn, nnd was selected by him as. one of his aids de camp nt the age of 19, being prnmoled lo a Lieutenancy. He acted thus as aid lo General Wayne nt the bloody and despcr' Bte battle nf the Miami, nnd for his bravery in that conflict received the special appro bation of his Commnadcr in Chief, nnd was booh after promoted lo a Cnptaincy. Gen. Wayne's success having disconr fitted the Indians, Copt. Harrison gave up his command in the army, and retired, but ho was eonn after called Irnm his retirement nnd appointed Secretary, and ex officio L. Governor of the North Wpstern Territory and while in that stntiou, the People nlmost unanimously elected him (then 20 years of nge) their delegate to Congress. He look his sent in ilio Ilnuso of Repre' Fcnlalives, December, 1790. nnd mis won appointed Clmirmon of the Committee on Public Lands, ot which Mr Gallatin was a member. The next npnointment which Mr II a r r i son held was Governor of Indiana, and wns invested with civil powers of the most mr portant nature, as well os with military Btithnrity. The powers granted him were immense, and such ns would have enabled him to accumulate a princely fortune. such powers indeed, a no mnn ought lo have had. but which he exercised with en tire satisfaction lo the Public, In 1(103, Mr Jefferson appointed him solo Comuns' pinner to negnlinto Indinnl Treaties, and Harrison effected thirteen t Treaties, with different tribes of Indians, and upon most odvontngeous term'. 1 lo was gnvernnr of this Territory for thirteen years, and ot every successive expirntion of his office, he wns re appointed nt the earnest solici tation ofthe Pcopln cf tho Territory. When Tecumsch united the hostile Rav ages ofthe North West in a great Con federacy for the extirpation ol tho whites, Governor Harrison wns forced to toko the field In defend his Territory. In If!! I, hn fought tho cch'brnied Indian balilo nf Tipprcanoe, nnd routed tho forres nf Ihe famous Prophet, for his services in which, President Madison innde honorable inert lion of htm in his Message, nnd Ihe Leg' islature of Kentucky, pronounced hun n Hero, n Patriot, nod n General, milling in Reso'utinn their "warmest Ihanks." He received a brevet commission nf Major General for thn the State of Kentucky, and soon after lhat wns appointed Bngn dier General in the service ol Ilio United Slates. In Mny 1013, ho made his gallant defence of Furl Megs, and drove off I lie Uriiish generul Procior in disgrace. Ho nfierwurds marched his nrmy lo Maiden, Upper Canada, and met Gen. Proctor ngnin on the river Thames when he totally routed him. and Ihe 2000 In dians under thn command of Tecunnoh, achieving n victory, of which the Hon, T.nnirdnll Chf'VeK in fr.rirrrn..- . lhat "The victory of Harrison wns such as would have secured lo a Roman Gen' crnl in the best days of the Republic, Iho honor of n triumph," In ltilG'17, both Houses nl Congress voted hun a gold medal nnd their thanks, In lt!IG, Gen, Harrison was elected n Member nf iho IIouso nf Represeninlivcs in Congress for Ohm Hn wns nftcrwnrd e Senator in the Stnln Legislature. In 1824, he represented Ohio in tho Senaic of the United Stntes. In 1020, J. Q. Adorns appointed hun Envny Extraordinary and Jlfinieter ''onipolenttnry In Iho Republic, where iiewrotc hid well known Letter to Bolivar. Tho Sn?pclifs tho Letter, Ihe dispnlch ot, tho 15-fays, and Ardresscs of Gen. Harrison are well known to all whn have studied the history of tho country. Wo have not dwelt upon, for wo hovo confined ourselves to (he naming of his public sen vices in order to prove that a nun thus, so long, and tin often trusted, cannot be an inferior men. Our enemies have created I hot impression in many minds, and it is tiur duty thus to moot it. 3ftafi-0 nt HSlnflij.iifltou, WAftMNriTON. Dec. 16. 1039. Th h mnrniitg the lloiiso of Representatives proceeded In the seventh viva voce vote for thu Spetkcr, nnd continued upon li is business without ititcrmiaaion, until upon the eleventh ballot. R. M. T. Hunter, of Virginia, was found to bo elected, having 119 vnlcs of I he 232 lhat wcro given. Mr Jones, nf Virginia, wns tho regular candidate of tho Administration. Mr Dix on II. Lewis, of Alahntnn, after Mr Pick ens' enso wns nscerlnincd to bo hopnless wns understood to bo the fnvored of Mr Calhoun. Mr Roll wns I he regular can didntcof Ihe Whigs, but they determined to support Mr Dawson of Georgia, also a Whig, after trying Mr Hell nnd finding it impossible to elect him. Neither party, theri'lorc, has succeeded in electing its first cnndidatc. Roll obtained on the first trial 102 out of 235 voles, which was his highest number. On the third trial. Daw son had 102, which was his highest num ber, and on tho (mirth ho withdrew. The Whig votes were then most of them divt ded between Bell nnd Hunter. On the first trial, Jones obtained 113, but declined from lhat, and after the fifih trial he with drew. A raily ofthe Administration was then attempted on Lewis, who obtained on tho cigth trial 1 (3 out of 232, but declined from lhat, and after the ninth trial, with drew. On the tenth trial Hunter advanced to B5. A final effort was then made lo concentrate the administration forces upon George M. Kiem, nl Pennsylvania: where upon on Ihe eleventh trial, tho Whigs went in a body fur Huutei, and, with his South Carolina and Georgia friends, put him into tho Chair by voto of 1 19 out of 232. He was conducted to the Chair. and Ihe IIuujo then at half past four adjourned- Dkc 17. At noon to-dny, the Speaker of the House the Hon. R..M- T. Hunter look the chair and ca'Ied the House lo or dor; nficr winch) ho rose and addressed the House ns follows : Gentlemen of the House of Represent.! lives; The high nnd undeserved honor which you have conferred upon mo has hern so unexpected, that even now I can scarce ly find terms in which to express my grate, ful sense of your kindness, I trust, how ever, lo bo able to offer a better evidence of t hat sentiment in the earnest efforts which I shall make lo discharge my duties justly and impartially. Called os I have been lo this high sintion, not so much from any merits of my own as from ihe inde pendence of my position, I shall feel lias especially due from me to you to preside as the Speaker, nnt of n parly, but ofthe House. Whilst I shall deem it my duly on all proper occasions to sustain ihe princi ples npim which I Btmwl plpdired hofiirn Ihe ciiiitry. 1 olioli luilil .nyt-ulf bound at the same tune to afford every facility within my power to the full and free expression of the wishes and sentiments of every sec tion of this great Confederacy Von will doubtless deem it your duty, gentlemen, as the grand inquest of thn naiion, to in vestigate all matter of winch ihe Peop'e ought to be informed ; lo retrench expen ditures which are unnecessary and uncon stitutional ; to maiuinin the just relations bet ween nil of Ilio great interests nf the country : nnd to preserve inviolate Ihe Constitution which you will be sworn lo support ; whilst it will be mine to nid you in such labors wnh all the means within my power. -And although deeply impressed with n painful sene of rny inexperience and of Ihe difficulties ol n new and untried station. I am yet cheered by Ihe hope that you will sutoin me in my efforts to pre serve the order of busine- & Ihe drcnrutn of debate. I nm nware that parly ft rvor is ocrnsionnllv impntient of Ihe restraint which it is t ho duty of the Chnir to iinpoe upnn tho asperity of debate, but nt Ihe same lime I know that the just of all parlies will sustain the Speaker who is honestly en. deovoring lo preserve tho dignity of the House and Ihe harmony ol its members. Permit mo in conclusion, genilemcn, In lender you III" homage of my heartfelt thanks for Ihe honor which you have con" ferrred upon me. nnd m express the hope that your counsels may be so guided hy wisdom ns lo redound io your own repu Hon and ihe welfare of our common coun try. All Ihe members having been sworn in except I ho five from New Jersey, who have Ihu9 far been denied the right to act as members, Ilia question naturally ornse (in the changed condition of iho House) upnn admitting them In tho rights which they claim under the laws ami nets nf the statu guvcrninent ol Now Jersey. A pro position introduced to lest ihe sense ofthe House on that point wns submitted, and gave rise lo a debate, which had hot closed when, Fnys the National Intelligencer, nt a little before sunset, tho House adjourned. Mr Hunter itf not iho first choico of the Whigs, it is true. On one great vilnl question he differs from the Whigs, nllho' lie probably is equally nl variance wilhihe Locofocos. He is in fnvor nf n mode nl collecting, keeping, and disbursing ihe public revenue, apart from all connexion with hanks, and has therefore been gene rally c!nsed as a 'sub-treasury Whig,' but he is understood not In hn in fnvor of Ihe sub-lreasury ns proposed hy tliondmin istrntiun, but of n project of his own, hku it in some respects, and quilo nnliko it in others. Hn tins never voted lor n sub trenury. Upon all o'.hor quofclions. Mr Hunter is with tho Wings, and i thorn'. Iv opposed to the re-election of Mnrtm Vnn llureii, Ho voted with tho Whigs on Iho New Jersey question, and it is said that ho will administer tn them tho oath nf office, nnd admit them lo their seals From this decision, should he' make il, the Locofocos will probably nppcnl, but as their grcnt object in defrauding those members uftheir right till seats was In secure iho election nl their Speaker, nnd ns (lint hn fniled, i hey will nnt prnbnblv press the mntler with much violence. One hundred nnd fourteen whigs voted for Mr Hunter i fivo whigs from New Jersey wore deprived of their right lo volo, two wero ahcnt, frnm sickness, Kcmpshall nf New York, and Hnwc of Kentucky, and two did nut vote Garland of Virginia, and Hunter. Ihe successful candidate. I hee make 123, n elenr majority of the whole House, be sides winch there i one vacnncy in n wing district in Massachusetts. In ndditinn to the 1 14 wings who voted for Mr Hunter, he received the votes of Holmes, Pickens, Sumter, nnd Griffin, Calhoun-mcn from South Carolinn, and Fisher from North Carolina, whose politics were considered doubtful. lingers nf Smith Carolina voted for Jones, nod Illicit ol South Carolina for Pickens. The Gh bo is, os might be ex pected, full nfchngrin and mortification at the result, nnd expresses n hope lhat Mr Hunter will not disappoint the confidence which Iho locofocos have placed in hun confidence indeed! We think Ihe Glnbe shows a degree nf confidence in the power of impudence, to make such a remark. A strnnge kind nf confidence is Hint truly, which wns shown by voting against a man (or eleven successive ballots! The New Era gives it up ot nnco, and in those flaming capitnls wherewith it is atcu-iom-ed to astonish the readers nf that delicious sheet, proclaims t lint ihe House, is in the hnnds of the federalists nnd the bunk! The following is from tho same piper : "The long ngnny is over, and the speak or elected. The opposition hnvj elected R. M. T. Hun'cr, their chosen candidate, hy n majority nf six. He reccivrd 1 19 out ot tho whole number of vnlcs nod was car nod in triumph to Ihe chnir. Notwith standing Mr Hunter's polities oro not well defined, I for one nm perfectly convinced that he will bo Annul n most plant iuol of Ihe great Federal parly." This is the first of a scries ol triumphs, which we trust will continue until they end by placing William Henry Harrison in the Presidential chair. A corie6pondcnt of tho U. S. Gozctto writes: Washington, Dec V, 1839 For two days past, the Vnn Burcn patty in tlin house have exhibited a scene of dis trnciion and iIivmod allogethet new in (heir ranks, but not on that acount Ihe less significant. At length Ihey linvu met with a clear ond decisive overthriw. Mr Hunter, of Virginia, has been elected Speaker, the Whigs voting for lim in a body, and the Carolina members uniting with i hem. This event has followed quickly upon Ihe unconsi it tit ion I proceedings which px eluded Ihe Slate of New Jersey from five of her seots. If ihe five memaers hnd born admitted, ns they ought to tin vc been, the contest would have ended sooner, and with a larger mnjurtiy. Thn oiiirngeous wrong perpetrated against those members, wns chiefly to secure the election of a Van Burcn Speaker, and some other elections. The detent will not be Ihe less fell for hav mg disappointed this scheme of daring iniquity. They linen violated tho conslitu. lino; noil hnve gained nothing by It. In the conflict, Mr Hunter stood firmly by the Constitution, and the rights of New Jersey, ogainsl the combined power leagued lo destroy bold, nnd exerting llicmsolves with an nudncity never surpassed. The event, loo, has followed immediately Ihe announcement of the Whig cnndidntes by the Harrisburg convention. That act. nor onctnie predicted, wnnld divide and scatter the Whigs, and destroy the opposi tion in the House. Heboid, ihe very ro verso has hnppened. Tho Whigs are morn than ever united, more than ever energetic, and they nre victorious. It is their enemies, iho n.lmunst rntion pnrly, ilnit nre divided, scattered, and. in the firsi onset, defeated by Ihe Wings rallying under the banner ofthe National Conven. Hon. Tho omen is favorable. Let Ihe friends of Ihe Constitution accept it and rejoice. Tins day's work in the Home has car ried dismay to the palace. Its inhabitants en their doom, opile of their treatment of ihe Siole o( New Jersey, spite of the mandates of lite Executive, nnd (he daily lessons of the G lobe spue nf Iho outrngc upon the Constitution in driving five mem. ners from Iheir Feats spue of ail Ibis, the tiny of retribution has begun, and will nnt cease. An intuited nnd injured people will vindiento their Constilui ion, nnd re dress their wrongs, in tho next year, by hurling from power those who have abuteri it. and filling Iheir places wilh honest and capable tin n. Forwnrd, is the word--Harrison nnd Tyler Union nnd the Constitution New Jersey restored lo her righjs and her base oppressors punished. Washington. Dec. 19. The Nnw Jer Key coniestetl election case will probably bo disposed of to-morrow, by a roference to the Standing Committee on elections lo be appointed hereafter. If John Qui.ncv Adams be permuted lo speak if I Mo de in ii nd for what Name Pevton used tn call the political huiclicr knife, the previous qnestinn, be not enforced- wo will havu another luminous exposition of the subject, and nn eloquent vindication ofthe rights of a sovereign stale added lo the discussion. He has a good many debts also tn pay off lo those who untile him the moment he look thn Chair Ihe subject of their abuse, and vunperutiun. Thn Speaker gives every day ond every hour fresh evidence nf his firmness for ihe exalted station lo which ho has been ele voted at on unusually early ago. Ho has great self command, readiness, ond energy; mid manifests a thorough acquaintance with Ihe rules, and with general parlia inonlnry iaw ami usages. Several '.imes tn.dny. when quoslinns nf order wero raised nnd difficult points suddenly started, he extiiuiteu n coolness, promptitude, nnd clearness of thought ond perception, which brought thn Hnuso out nf tho embarrass, mont it wnnld otherwise have been invnlvod and led Ins friends lo augur must favornbly for his administration ofthe Chair. Hn is quick in noticing any thing approaching lo persunaliiy, or calculated in impair tho do. corn m nf debate, and by a courteous nnd I well timed suggestions, ttrreeie the ipenkcr inid.way. What is moro important at line particular time, bo shews n determination In permit no disorder or oonfosinn ifhe can prevent it. Twice lo.dny his voice mug, nnd his hammer rapped, high nbovo the genernl dm caused by cries nf order!" "go on!" &,c, &c. until he stopped the mem bers who wcrn breaking ihe rules, and compelled Ihem to lake their seals. On the whole, I doubt not, Mr. Hunter will he found, in every respect, a jusl, impartial, intelligent energetic presiding officer. CROMWELL and VAN BUREN. Tho National Gozotlo has found an authority for tho administration in the N. Jersey case. Oliver Cromwell upon examin ing the indentures of Parliament in 165G, ascertained lhat his adherents would not constitute a mojotily nf those who were duly elected. The Lord Protector and his Council, however, through tho agency of a pnrtiznn Clerk, resorted to an expedi ent lo remedy Ihe evil, of which ihe histo rian gives tho following account : "In n Inner to ihe speaker from lite member. who b id been refuted ittlmillmicc nt iho door of iIir lobby September 18, (tie (louse ordered the Clctkofilic. Commonwealth to siucnd next tiny with nil the indenture. The der.ul.- Cleik r.ame accordingly with nn excuse for his principal, nnd hi might lite indenture J lint on being asked why the names of certain members were not return lo lite House, nnswered that lit had no certificate of approbation lor them. The house on this fcnt lo Inquire why lltre members bud not been npproved. Tltey returned fur answer that whereas il is or nied by n clause in lite lienrntnent of Government that t lie pet foii ulto thall be elected lo serve in I'tti liaiitenl Mull be rncb, nnd no oilier than stteli as are person! of knoien integrity, fearine God mill of good conversation ; dial lite Council in pnr-'ii-int'e nl iheir ilnl) , n ml ncronling lo I be Int-l iepnP(l in litem, exniiiincil the mid rcinrn mill have not refused to approve any who have ai-fkamsd to th km in lie pmom of integrity fearing God, nnd of good conversation J nnd lltose who me not approved hi lliubncps hath en en nnler lo pome pcrtnns lo take care that ihey do not come into the House" No commentary is require to illustraton the applicability of this narralivo. FRIDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 27. Public Meeting At a recent meeting nf the citizens of Bur. tinglnn. tn consider what action tern requir ed nn the Ilarrisburgh nomination, and what measures were demanded by the unex pected state of thing in Congren and the country nl large, it was thought proper to call a County ,Mecli0, and take their writ. led void as to Ihe course to lie adopted, and that a Committee be raised to unite with the County Committee in calling the meeting In pursuance of the above, we have lo request lhat every man whn feels an interest in the country, and wishes lo avert the evils that threaten us, would meet at Ihe Court House in Burlington, on jYEW YEAR'S DAY, at 10 o'clock, lo lend his aid in devising the proper remedy. The dislrac lion in Ihe halls of Congress is the natural result of the violent measures so long pur. stted by the administration, and is founded on the same principle, a scramble for the. spoils. To abtain them, the Constitution is violated, and Ihe country perilled Not only is all money annihilated, but properly is becoming worthless, and all inducement to exertion is destroyed. Let us come and hold counsel together, and do lohnt we canere it is be loo late, to pro ted our interests. It EM AN ALLEN, for Com. IVM. IVESTON, County Com. COUNTY MEETING. It will be seen that the county committee, in conjunction with a committee of the citizens of Bur lington, have called a public meet ing at tho Court House on Wednes day next. The time for notice, we arc aware, is short ; but if our whig friends in the several towns will be stir themselves a little, there will be a " full house." It is expected that our delegates to the Harris burgh Convention will be present to render an account of their doings, and give us the whys and where fores. We also learn that the Hon. IIkniiy II. Hoss, of Essex, N. Y. and Gen. Wilson, of New Hamp shire, have been invited, and will probably attend. The occasion will be an interesting one, and we hope to see a general turn out. The time has indeed come, when all who hope for a better state of things should consult together as to ihe remedy, and bestir themselves in the application. The signs of the times are auspicious the adminis tration ranks arc broken, and in the election of a Whig Speaker, wc have the glorious promise of a bet- tor state of things. While our rep ! resentatives in Congress arc battling manfully for the constitution, it be comes the friends ofthe country at home to second their efforts, and contend with equal vigor for the same great prize. No considera tions of personal convenience should be permitted to interfere with the duty a man owes his country ; for if freemen will not consent to trouble themselves about politics, they may be assured that politics will trouble them. But we need not urge these considerations. Tho right spirit is up, and our march is onward HARRISON and Victory ! WHIG THE TORIES DEFEATED Notwithstanding Ihe flagitious course of the Tories in excluding tho N. Jersey members, the administration is it last dc. feated, ond the Whigs have achieved a substantial triumph in tho election of Mr. Hunter of Virginia as Speaker. This wan effected on the llth ballot, when Mr. H. received 1 19 votes, being n majority of 3. This vne brought about by tho united whig strength, and a portion of the S Carolina and Georgia members, who it is said, sinr.n iIip nomination of Gen. Harri son, mnnifest but little disposition to nidi the administration. Mr. Hunter was form erly an administration man. but is now opposed to Van Burcn and most of his measures. He voted with tho Whigs in the N. Jersey case, and in his innugiirnl pledges himself in aid in ferreting out Ihe abuses of the government. This is what tho administration fpors. This election is a triumph which, under Iho present slate of things, we could hardly have ant i cipnied. It is true lhat the people have elected a majority ol Whigs In tho House of Representatives, and that had the Houso been fairly orgonized, the Whig Speaker would have been chosen by a de cided majority. But the administration haviog failed in carrying iheir points nt (he ballot boxes, determined lo force them by arbitrary, unconstitutional power, in the organization of Ihe House, nnd occnrdmgly five duly elected and duly commissioned members were refused their 6eats, and one whole state was disfranchised of five sixths of her representation. Bold and daring ns was I his oct nf mighty wrong, il has availed nothing; in spite of il, nnd in spile loo ol Ihe absence (from sickness) of two Whig members, and of one vacancy in a Whig district, Iho Locofocos have been unable to carry Iheir candidate. Had Ihey sue e.irdrH. ihpu miTht hnve recovered from the gtoss fraud perpetrated by, the rrjec lion of tho f!u. Wiiij- ineiiiberM from New Jersey ; success would have covered up thn wrong, ond in some measure apologized to their own party (or its perpetration, but now wilh all iho odium of the wrong, added to all the ignominy of the defeat, the Locofocos are under a weight of public indignation from which it will be no casv thing to recover. F. W. PICKENS. This genilcman is one ol the South Car olina delegation, nnd wa brought forward at the opening of the session as thn ndmin I lhe"Ux 'x.pre..-,,,,,, "be (iinniin oHhs .minne.s nnd 1 it reriuin nirof ccinim.ind, whit li iippp.ncd lltinugll istralton candidate for speaker. This se j hi pl.iin dies-. ' dun t. ( mv fi inul,) nm. lection, we must confess, struck us at the ""'"V!"- Cle.k of ibp Ciiicinioiii Co..,i of Com '"'lnioii I'lem. "WIi.ii ! (icnerril 1 1 .orison nf din time, as singular ; for although nominally "I'ippr-e.iune and iIik TImiups !' The sump ; ilm a supporter of the administration, vet at i es,sen""1' lh r''('""'' "f IVnimf-h mul 1'ioc . . . tor ; the sivpttupr til our dinslris on iIip lUistn nnd the last session ho roasted the kitchen nt Detroit ; ilu- px smmwr of die 'I 'erriiorv of cabinet, and on several occasions spoke of , . . . ' the atimtntsirniion in terms not the most! fhlticrir.g. Bui the parly finding itself tno weak to einnd alone, selected Mr Pick ens as the man mint likely to secure south em votes, relying upon party discipline to keep him in tho traces. In the course n( ihe New Jersey discussion, however, Mr, P. became restive, and nn ono occasion gave vent to his feelings in the following noble strain : "For the last ten years, there Ins bepn ton strong Exerutitn uctiort In litis Government nnd il the RepreFentativpg nl i lie People should insert independence nnd ri ampin nn din of parly looking only to lite good nf the rtiiintiy, lo iIip sanrii( uflho Coiiuiliilion mid lo the pit, servntioii of their own honor ;tud independence, ll'iltcrp he one fitlijerl innie dear lo mo th.oi an. odier. il is, I mnv sen litis lotie redeemed mid ipgeneisupd tltiii I ittnv fee it In ok lone ftoiti il miImpi viency lo thai Mourner God olTarly whirli is ipriied up on every snip, and wh'l'h claims frnm its victim .1 li.tse, devoted, .oul blind id. dairy, I know ihe dt-licuc.y of my position : I scorn lo suppress my senlimeius. I would not wrar the pioudest diadem lhat ever sat upon a innnnrrli's iitow, if I mold nnt wear it unshackled mid fiee. 1 iifk no io lii ic.t I f,ior; I desiie eo support ex cept upnn honest principles which I avow boldly mul openly. I hold no seiiiimeiils in my closet uhirh I willnol avow to the world. In ray op in inn, it is due in iIir dignity nf the House to inrpt litis question boldly and to decide it, I nm ready lo vole." This wns quite ton much ; and Kendal, it is said, immediately wailed on Mr P. with a schedule of Iho committees lis was expected to appoint in case of his election ns speaker. At this, says the Murning Herald, "the blood of Douglas mounted," and he refused to lake Ihe office subject to any condition whatever. He was, ol course, discarded, and the administration attempted to rally upon Mr Jones, of Virginia, and afterwards upon Dixon II. Lewis, and several others, but without success, and in the end Buffered a total defeat, Nulhing could moro clearly dem onslrale the loitering condition of the administration, and nothing could better servo to elevate Mr I'icketis in the minds of all honorable men. HARRISBURGI1 CONVENTION We cnnclude to day the prncecdTig of the Harrisbtirgh Convention, and wo be speak for it Ihe attention of every reader. U will be perceived thai union, liarmonyv concession, and compromise as to men, but stern adherence lo principles, wcro pre dominant throughout. And wilh such a demonstration of the spirit lhat pervades Ihe country, what may we not hope for Every whero throughout the union, hat the nomination been received with appro bation with enthusiasm and already has the response come brick from innumerable assemblages and public meetings. For ihe first time since the organization nf tho party, arc we united on one presidentia? candidate. The iintno of Harrison at lhis moment stands recorded nt the head of every Whig papci in the untnn. There will be but two parlies in (his contest Van Burcn nnd his trninband office holdora nn the one side Harrison and the people on the other. And with the battle thus made up, nothing is wnnting but union,, perscvernncc. and action, to redeem thn' nation from Ihe misrule that i pnralizing ils energies nnd and grinding ui lo the duit. MR. CALHOUN. The Washington correspondent of th N. Y. Times, under date of the 19th inn. says : Speculation is busy about Mr. Calhoun. It is re ported lhat he is prepiring to talic a now position that ho lias declared positively lliat ho is not with dm administration in the Presidential contuM that tho Harriiburg nomination is the best tho Whigs could have made lhat thu fight between Van Hurrn and Harrison promises to lie a close one. It is fuither said that IinlTGreen, one of Mr. Calhoun's most in timato friends, and now connected with him in familv relations, is warmly applauding the nomination of Harrison. Green was the proprietor of a Harrison paper published in this city during the lal Presiden tial cunlcst ; and tuado a speech at the dinner given to the General, when he passed through Washington on his way to New York, in the summer of 1S38. Chcval ier, nn enlightened French trav eller, who published a book of interesting letters nbout our country, observed that the adngo that "Republics are ungrateful." wns nbnndnnlly realized in the U S. IIo refers to Mr. Gallatin, who. after hnving Crown old in the service of the country; ofier having been forly yenrs n legislator, a I memocr oi mo uuDtnei, a minister aornno. nflcr Itavinjj laben pari in rnnny a wise and -on'' niPBsuren ofthe Fedor-I Government was dmiseil without any provision, nnd j wn,,l(i nsVB terminated Ins life in poverty had I " ,l,a friends given hun the office ho holds ; lo Mr Jeff.-rsno, and to Mr Mnn roe, one of whom wns reduced lo the n- cessjiy of asking permission of the Virgin u LIlslnlure to dispose of his real ptnti by lottery, nnd the other constrained tn tmp'ore Hie compassion ol Coogtess. As another instance of nnt innal injuMice. ha wns struck with the ense of G'-iteral Har rison. Chevalier encountered tl,nt gentle man at Cincinnati, and gives the following comment : "I h id nl)prrd nt the hotpl, n nfiilioin ilm medium height, sunn mul inuTiibir, iiiid iilmnt llm SO of sixi i'.ii,pi w iih tin- itf.liip step mid 1 1 s oti I (i . I lud li-eit ftiui'k Willi liu open nnd ' semuir in Conaiw. ihe ex. mini. ter of the Untied .Slides in one ofilie fsninli Ainrr ion Republics'. Hp gruw n old in the servien nf his rminlrv. hp has passed Iwemy years of his life in ihose fier re wars wnh Indians, in which there was les glut v lu lie won, but inure danger lo be encountered th in .tl Rnoli, und Atislerliiz. He is now poor, v.ith n iiunieioos family neglpcinl by I lie Federal government, although ei vigorous, ber.tu.-e he bad the independence In ilnnk for him fell". As the oppiuiiion is in thn tniimiiiy here, his friends have beiluuigbl theni-ehf s of coinius lo his telle! bv lemoving the cleik nl lite Court of Common I leas, who was Jackson man, nnd giving him ihe plan i which is a lucrative one, as t coil nf leiiring pension. His friend in the Cast talk of niakin.' him ('resilient of (lie United Slaiei. meanwhile, we have made him cleik of nn inferior court." MR CLAY. The adminitlrntion pnpnrs have been flattering themselvs with the idea of division in the Whig ranks. They hnve even af" fccled lo believe that Mr. Clay nnd his personal friends would nnt cordially sup port Gen. Harrison. But there is not the slightest ground for such a belief. Mr. Clay does not regard himself in Ih'u matter The cauie the country aro paramount with him. The following remarks wero drawn from him nl an entertainment given by the whig member- of Congress lo a largu body of the HarrUburgh del?gtee who visited Washington alter the adjnurn' mentoftho convenlinn. The Intelligen cer gives a long but very interesting rn,J,t of the affair, which wo shall take -nlher occasion to publish in full. ""e r'iend of Clay, Scan and Harrison were " Pre' sent, and each and every ne pledged bim self tn ihe causo.and th-' m,n- Mr. Clav rose andJvery person in Iho rnnm rose with hun and gave him as gan' eruus a welcmv as ever a conqueror received jUBl retiming from the field of victory. In a Moment, however, all wern breathlessly s.'ienl and attentive. M. C. said that alihough he had accepted the tnviloiion to participoto in the festivities of Ihe day. be expeeted to remain tlmoit

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