Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, January 10, 1840, Page 1

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated January 10, 1840 Page 1
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NOT THE GLORY 0 F C JE S A It HUT THE WELFARE OF ROME. BY II. 15. STACY. 1'ioui llie New York American. LOVE'S LAH0R LOST. 1 nit within llio Uslilnl room, Hondo ilia lovely, blue ejfd B'i,r And prnltcd lier hamlkcrch icf'rf ei linnr. And called licr Imo, nd dove, mid l.nry ; 1 pr.ii'cd her, (ill her he.itl's low tiU ltupokc Liho'k soft, unchecked 111I11131011, 1 her, fill her downed eyes, And fuelling bosom spake confusion. inld her lliiil Love's (lower crew Alike in piintcly court mid hovel, mid her 1 h.idjml rend through, Sir K. L. HuWvcr'x List now novel ; And llio love the hero felt Tor her, his lender chnrieh'd lilo'fom, not t in, cuuld ueer moll, Like which wanned my truer bosom. 'j praised India's sun mid sky, f Ih moonlight songs, iiii l mazy dances, And told her with 11 sigh 1h.1l 1 VVorh1i'd ils mid romances ; I rpr.Ue ol him llie l.esnimi unigni, Ol Anthony the Roman lover, Ol'him who in the diikosl night, Tim H.illeipont swum threo times over. 1 praised her foim, her gr.tco, her nir, I praised t cr poiibi'lumineil featiucs, I told her thai tueli sunny hair, Wns given but to gilti'd cicalurcs ; I told lu-f willi n winning voice, Tin- first bright beam that stole fiom heaven, Were k i t till 11.1lu1e.made her choice, And to her eyes their light was given ! 1 told lierlhat mv heart was lonn, It lunged for ouo it oheiislied dearly, And liinii-il in nil under lone, Of ftnck in banks, and income jcarly ! I .n-k'd her then when wn should be, Twin bees on op'nina bud' ii poiing, And p. insing fur llie mft ieply, t found my bluo-cu-d gill w.n dosing' Idlkii & Co. 1'iom the World of 1'iislilon. MERCY O'MORE-OR LOVE'S RO CUEIUES. A brentliing creature wa Mercy O' More. From the Giant's Causeway to Cape Clear, from Conuemara to the Hill of Howih. you would not meet with nnotti er such a dear, delight ful. clever, capnvat ing darling. All the boys of high estate and low eMnte. rich and pnor,acknowlcdged 1 hi; fncmatiuns of Mi Mercy, and no one was ever known lo be thrown into any oth pf than an ecstatic stale when she favored linn with a smile of that. dear, delighful. dimpled face of hers ! (), it was quite en chanting to have such a smile beamed upon linn. Talk of the sun ! There never wn u ray from tlmi glorious luminary wial felt so warm upon llie heart of created man 11. n smile from the face of Mercy O'More. There was a man wno u eciarcu mat upon nis iieun ujiph men. . Hiuuu 1 Hon ; and people san . 111 consequence, t in no nnu uu iilmo .n "ii, pretty good one, too, us 11.0 scquo. wi show. 11 nappeneu, 100, ipi mo. .r j lueniicai young yon. ... .u, ,,. ' heart, or a Heart wnn tow covering. wu the only one whom Mercy herself had fal len in love with. 'Well, Florence, darling.' said Maurice O'More, one day tn Mercy's siter, "and so you believe that our beauty is fast caught in love -.with that unloving Englishman Ilnrry Perceval ' I do, indeed,' was the reply- And what makes you llnnk so?' 'I can interpret downcast eyes and gen tle si"ln, I wnrrant. Sister, said I sweet Ftsier, wuui uu yi.u 1 u. n. n.., Docneior, our visnur : s..i.. .y ...a, enougn, sani Ml'! , nnu iouh oi.-iuu lieicho ! slio sighed. Do yon mark l hat The goodly man, said I, will make some nrettv maiden's heart ache! 'I do not doubt he will,' she straight replied, and then turning the leaves ol many books, nut nothing pleased her there ; t-he tried her nenct . loo. but alter making many crooK ed lines, und nothing else, she blamed the unskillful maker ot the cvrayon, and snap nnd it in a net : her srav collar, she said was out of t imo ; and then her harp, alas She swept her fingers over the strings, but the only music they made was the echo ol her sigh. And from this,' said Sir Maurice, -you infer that she loves! Well well, tunc will show.' It is possible that Harry Perceval may linve fell thu soft passion creeping upon him, and tint wishing to become a benedict, ho resolved upon (lying from the neighbor- hood of Mercy O'More, Certain it is ihat he colled to him his man Barney, a jH'"lt-'- man, who ntliciotcd in various cupaeilies. vaiei incniuuii, turn uiuoreu 11101 10 ptiui ul nil his 'trap?,' 'for,' said be, 'Harney, we leave this tn morrow morning, 'Sure you wont,' said Harney 'Sura I will,' responded Harry Perceval 'they want to persuade me that I'm in !ovo with Mercy U More.' 'And you could do worso than to bo in love wild her,' said narnev, 'Could I ?" said his master, but I don't happen lo bc in the mind just al present to do any ihing ho desperate. I'm nol to be coughl with her bit of the blarney.' 'Don't you be miking of ihe blarney, inastbcr,' replied thu faithful domestic 'Mayhap, you hav'ni been rubbed upon die blaney stone yourself ! , By my conscience I've heard you wlusierinr such lb mss nto .1.- ... T.V 1. 1 ... . . . ",u. """ '."K"" gin, ll.lll !M. mi .Innn at tho hark nt him.. r rk 1 IIISC COU il tint hunt vu t I w, . nrnou 'Hush, Harney , no talc-telling out of Echnol. 'Sbv no to yourself, malhcr. Isn't vnur self that's libelling thu red cheek-H nnd bright eyes blessings on 'cm of Miss Mercy : u, mohiuer wnenever 1 cnlch a twinkle of thoso eyes, I feel a irruat eom warmer an 11.0 nay uner. ucli, such cyca. r.f.rli ilinninllilK I 'Irish diamonds ell ." said Ins master- 1 No, sir, the genuine. Then such cheeks, Red and white, laid on by the hands of Lady Nature liurself, round nbnnt, like chorrybnns heads tit church. Then her lip ! Och ! her lips ! that's botheration!' You nru romantic, Barney,' said his nianier. 'You may say t lint,' was the reply s 'I'm just the buy fur that snmc.' ' Well, wen, ejacuiaicu rercuvui, sup pressing u smile, 'by this time to-morrow, Harney ,you nntl I will be on the high mail. 'To matrinony, nir ?' 'No, sirrah, lo England.' You'd heller be mercilul nntl lead Mcr cv to the niter.' 'And tie myself up in a halter afterwards. No, no, I'm not bound for the gun ol mat riiuonv vet.' 'Thus saying, Harry turned round nntl po'coiven a tnll aud Inntlierii visagcd young gentleman, whom he heard breathe a hea vy sigh, hanging down bis head. Ilnlloo,' cried Harry, who are you ." The stranger heaved another sign. Are you dumb, sir ?' asked Harry. The stranger shook his head. 'What a its you ? Spook I' The stranger heaved another sigh, and exclaimed" 'Mercy O'More! hastily retired. 'Poor unfortunate gentleman !' exclaim ed Harry. 'What a vixen this Mercy must be ! A fury incarnate ! Prospenne in a satin petticoat. I wish I was a thou, sand indcs off.' Turning again, ho beheld ono of the wildest, prettiest, most good natured little ll iwcr girls he had ever encountered, who droipelj.i modest courtesy, and was passing onward, when Marry caught her apron -ind asked what her name was. Kathleen, if you please fair,' repeated the girl. 'Kathleen: the ll.iwer girl; who gather? lluwers frutn lull and dale, for the gratifica tion of her customers Will you buy ? Hero tiro roses and lillics ; but they are for the genteel and the good.' 'Am 1 not good ?' asked Harry, 'Law no. y it'.fa man. Here h a heart case fur the forlorn lover ; will you buy ? And here are some pretty tulips; do you love tulips ?' Y'our tulips, of all the world, my pretty Kathleen.' Law !' cried the girl, blushing and sim. pering. 'They may suit you, for you are as bright as the butterfly.' ' Am I like a butterfly ?' exe'aimed Harry Perceval. 'Why. no ; not quite so pretty,' was the reply. 'hli ! my dear gnl. snul Harry, i tfhoulu like to be better acquainted with you.' Should you indeed ! Well, that h very kind, lor nobody 1 hinks of any pretty girl U)W( b(t Mfjrcy 0.Mofo 1 was once a beauty, ,A1() areyou not Btill -still-still most bcniitllul ,A,l Uml is flatterVt. sail ,IC Eir. 'Hut t)e young men all thought the same, once. Hoforo Miss Mercy came into the neigh bnrhond, I was the lovltcst, happiest, and gayest of girls ; every body envied me, for I was universally beloved, i had then twenty lovers and a half real ones, loo.' Twenty and a half!' cried Harry. Yes. The half one was Cormac O'Ca- soy, a very good natured bit of a man, rath er lender here.sir, (touching her forehead. Nature, in creating him, had made a slight mistake, and transferred the soft place trom the heart lo the head. Uu never told his love, but only used lo squeeze my m)(j wl01 ,G Uo,1,U UOl!y and sigh su)ckingly. 'Oh Deur !" 'And did that Merciless Mercy rob you of these ?' Ah, she did. There's not a. lover can be kept from her.'' It is very strange,' said Horry Perceval that for her capricious smiles, tlicy should hove forgotten the pretty Kathleen.' Isn't it, sir ? There must have been some witchery 111 it, For t hey uli of them on their bended knees, swore they loved me dearlv. Ah, those were happy limes, when the day's labor being ended, I selec ted one from my many suitors to accotn pany mo in a moonlight ramble, among the IiiIIj nml vnllova. irlnilis noil wood d , . , , Baemed oaradise, and 1 the ,,.,, j, snirit : And when tho sun was siiikinr behind the distant hills.its last glo- : wori5 accompanied by the music of my joloved ' ,, , cr-Ci J Jnrryt a guitar ?' ,m '. n ;0Wsharn. IJ0 played 60 sweet v ,mt ()ly g()irjt wept, na tlti divine melody el unon mv voutu' heart : and when the i pnn, .....,. ..... .., our leart3 were I (nt ranccd With bliss. 1 see it !' cried tho enraptured ' youth. I picture the romantic scene earth, hea ven and water; moonlight, paradtso.and a jewbharp ! Oh, delightful !' Yes, very; except wiien n snowor ui rain vtsilcd us; and then my lover would run away.' 'Run away! Now can llioro uc a man on earth so vile ? Run n way from euch a simple, innocent girl ns Kathleen! Kath leen, Ihat man was n villain.' 'Was he, indeed ?' 'Kathleen, your charms, your innocence your delightful simplicity, untitle ynu to a J' ; "-s .. . . ' suitor ol superior rank. Morcy O'More . "UIV - ,llim . ,.: ! ninl?. nsUed ' UlC llOWCr girl . " "o-Ji - Vou-you!' oricd Harry; no. you tire all perfection ; yuu are you are zounds I leel 1 leol 'Do you feel ill?' 'III? Yes-no, not ill. my dear; but I have the hearl-butn sadly.' 'Shall I fetch you a liltlo chalk aud wulcr ?' 'O no ; the only medicine that can cfl'eci my cure, lied deep in thosu lovely eyes ; FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 1840. lei mo gaze on Ihnin, until my own dull orbs shall draw it forth O, Bir ?' cried Kathleen, blushing deeply. 'Let mo gnzo nnd gaze again,' exclaimed Harry. 'Tn thus that I would fortify myself against the witchcraft of Mercy O'More.' 'Would you, indeed?' replied Kathleen, with such an arch expression, that Harry half suspected she wns something, more than she seemed ; but her subsequent re plies removed his suspciion,and he inward ly congratulated himself upon having dis. covered one of the purest, most artless and unsophisticated girls in llie world. He was already half in love with her, nnd be fore they parted he mndc Kathleen promise to meet him again. Presently afterwards Harney arrived with intelligence that all Ulstivn-lers moveables were pacKcu, ami ready for departure 'Unpack them ngnin.' said Harry Perceval; and Barney, wonder- nl his master h hclrlencss, retired to obey the new orders. A fortnight passed, and Perceval hnd grown more reserved 111 his behaviour to Mercy O'More; and he stole out every evening, after dinner, to meet tho pretty Kathleen, with whom he was so much enamored that he at length resolved to marry her. 'I am going to-get married,' said ho one day lo Sir Maurice O'More. 'Is it possible !' imtd the baronet. !l knew I should surprise you. You will bo more surprised when I name Mrs. Henrv Perceval elect. I am resolved lo do justice to modest merit ; Sir Maurice ; for what is fortune given to us lor, but that wo may bestow it in rewarding virtue aud goodness Sir Maurice admitted the justice of the enthusiast's opinion. 'And, therefore, I intend to marry Kath. Ieen Nolan, a poor, but beauteous, peasant whom I ndoro.' Sir Maurice oxorcsscd a wish lo sec the charmer; and Perceval promised lo bring her the next night. 'But,' he added, 'be- sure and keep mercy mil of llie way, fur she would laugh at me.' And the next eveninir the charmer was conducted into a little parlor at Sir Maurice U Rlore's and there llio lover, the lady, and the baronet spent a very pleosonl half hour. Perceval had made Sir Maurice acknowledge that Kathleen was more beautiful than his daughter Mercy, though Sir Maurice qualified the admission by de claring it to be his opinion that lie had seen Mercy, when she used to dress her hair in a profusion of ringlets, look quite as beau, tiful as her rival. But Perceval insisted that it was quite impossible for Mercy lo look like Ivnihleon or talk so liipcinnling as Kathleen. Aud then it occurred to the lover that il was time to depart, nnd he said as much; but Kathleen did not stir from he sent. 'Come. Kathleen,' at last he said 'we mut go.' 'O, no: not jnt yet,' she replied in n tone more fascinating than any thing Per ceval ever before heard, even trom her lip?: and running her fingers over tho strings of Mercy's harp, that stood near her, she played one of the national melodies with such delightful expression, l hat Perceval seized her hand, and ki-sinc it, ardently cried aloud that ho was the happiest man in the world; and Sir Maurice said that he ought to be. 'You do love me a little, asked Kathleen archly. 'Love you?' cried Perceval, 'to destrac tion to madness.' 'Then,' said Kathleen, 'suppose wo rinr the bell, and lei sister Florence come in to witness our happiness.' 'What ?' cried Perceval. 'What ?' echoed Sir Maurice. Kathleen removed the clustering curls from her checks and brow, and displacing homo marks which sho had penciled upon her countenance, was dii-covercd to be 110 other than Mercy O'More, herself, who had hit upon tins method of winning the heart of tho man sho loved. Need wu add that tho bell was rung in compliance with Kathleen's request, and that Florence came in to witness tho hap. piness of her beloved sister; and thai Mercy relinquished her right and title to tho honorable and ancient name of O'More within a month, at the nuptial altar. POISONING. New-Yoiik Police A younc man named Floor, died last week from the ef feels of poison, eaten in a cako. adminis tered by n female, who called herself bis wife. 1 ho .ollowinf particulars aro ffiven in Ihe Journal of Commerce : 1 Ills fumalo, it is yenerallv admitted, and by herself declared, was tho wife of Mr. IMoor, and lived in apartments in Lowis- uwccn, wuuru nc sunnorteu her. and wnere sho passed as his, wife and sho is under stood to be about seven, or eight months advanced in pregnancy. After her arrest, nits woman, (wnoso maiden namo was Hi monson, and whose pnronis went from Stolen Island to reside in Bergen county New-Jersey,) acknowledged that sho hail been to the market on thu night tho cake was given, nnd had obtained some mutton chops, but denied having had any cake thai night at the market. After her arrest tho apartments she had occupied were searched, and a saucer and a plate, each containing portions of pound cuke which adhered tn their bides, were identified by a Mrs. Fisher ami a Miss. Phillips, or' tho same house, as thoso she had baked ca'cs in on Saturday sen'night, in ihe stove of Mrs. Fisher. It wan aUo proved that wleu one of the cakes dhe smaller ono) wis somewhat scorchod, that the accused uxptcsscd her regret at the fact, saying thatsho wanted Ihat cake for u particular use, ind alio, that when a child of Mr. Fishir asked for a picco of the liiiinllcr cake, Vic accused again uaid she wnntcd it for n particular use. but t lint the child might have a picco of tho larger one on the next day, J he smaller enko the accused said she had enten licrec)l'on the wov to ihe mnr ket, which wns not the fuel. as il was evi dently given Mr Floor, The saucer that had contained tho cake wns nut into the hands ofDr. Chilton; the chcmiot, who, on making chemical nnalysis of tho portions of cake ndhcring to its sides, detected in them considerable portions of arsenic, tho' there was none in the portions of cake nd. hertng to the larger plate. A small iron pot was also found by Justice Merrill in apartment of the accused, which contained 11 fluid with n white sediment. bcinr' as is supposed, the wnshings of the poisonous vessel 111 winch the uoiigh of tho enke was mixer 'I ho substance in the pot was im pregnated with arsenic, nnd likewise, as wo are informed, a bowl in which some of the cake hod been prior 10 its being baked. An apron wbb also found, of dark calico, in her apartment, being the ono she worn when she mixod and made the cakcs.which was discolored or lurried yellow in several places, as if some ncid had been snillcd (hereon. lt,was ascertained also, that the accused had inquired the effect of exalye aciu would produce on the human system, and whether it would poison and kill n per son or not -and it appeared Ihat u female of her appearance had been toone or more apothecary Bhops, inquiring lor arsenic. Thus things remained until yesterday, when other witnesses become subpoenaed to at tend ; before their arrival, however, the father and mother of the accused came to llie prison to see 1 heir daughter, nnd she was brought up into the private exntnina Hon room 01 the magistrate, where she met them. Thoin'orvicw was a solemn and afTe-diii" ono. The inalhcr foil on hor knecr on tliii lloor, and wont andjwailod alsud. Tho father was also greatly atlectod. In tho midst of this scene of griof and agnny, tho acensed tola tliu iwngstralo and Coroner that Ihov need not send for the wilnesses, for that she did purchase fio arsenic of a boy in a shop in Olivcr.strcet, on tho Tuesday preceding the death of her husband. Sho said, on thai mor ning sho went to the deceased for money to pay her rent, and that ho only gavo her half a dollar, and that she then went in a stato of feeling she could or would not describe, and proceeding lo tho shop in Oliver-street, pur chased threo cents worth of arsenic, and look it with her over llio river lo her parents' liousu in Rcrgcn, and returned homo with it on tho Saturday before the death of Mr. Floor. Sno said it was not jealousy, and st:e could not tell what it was (hat caused her to get the poison. The magistrate cau tioned her annisl inculpating herself, but she persisted ingoing 011 with her story, and would not be slopped, though the Justice and Coroner left the room, long before the ci.tupletion of the lale of ac knowledged guilt not wishing to hear anything disclosed through her mil il her regular examination, which will probably be this day. Her parents lelt in tears, ond the bc cused was re conducted to prison, where she also cried immoderately, and wished to tell the ofiicer nil about it, and declared to her legal adviser her determination lo con fess all thai hnd taken place. She bus since sent for Parson Chase to alieud in ihe prison as her spiritual adviser. APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEES. Mr Hunter has discharged llio important duty of selecting committees in tho House of Representatives in a very creditable manner. Afier giving the Executive Committees, i. c. those of Ways and Means, Indian, Military, and Naval Affairs, and Foreign Relations, to the Administra tion, he has placed a majority of Whigs on the others. Thus out of 33 committees, the Whigs hive tlo chairmen in 23, and majorities in 21 The following tnble gives the political character of each com mittee. Whigs. Tories. Elections Ways'and Weans Claims Commerce Public Linis Post OHice ind Post Roads District Columbia Judiciary Revolutionary Claims Public Expenditures 4 4 5 4 4 G C 3 5 4 5 5 3 3 6 I M 4 7 4 Private Lan l Claims 5 Manufactures -5 Agriculluro 2 Indian Affairs 5 Mtlitury Aft'airs 4 Militia 4 Naval AfTuirs 4 Foreign Affairs 4 Territories 5 Revolutionary Pensions 5 Invalid Pensions fj Roads and Canals 5 Patents 0 Public Grounds & buildings "M Reviral & unfinished business 2 Accounts 2 Milcago 3 Expenditures slate depart moni3 5 4 4 3 4 j 4 3 3 do do dn do do Treasury do 3 do 3 War Navy do 3 Post Office do 3 Public Buildings 3 Chairmtn. Haiirisov in Ohio. Thu proceedings of tho Harnshurgh Convention have been roccived at Cincinali, and given greal snlis faction. In giving (his assent to tho no re. inalion, hnwovcr, the veteran editor of the Cincinnlti Gnzolto, buys, very justly! "Wu must habtcti to forgot that high chnracier has been in competition for the nomination remembering only to love nnd vuncratc the noble feelings displayed by tho unsuccessful parly. Wo ennnot give too much sweep to a generous en thusiasm. If it is destined that henern) Harrison shall become the grand restorer of (ho constitution, 11 enn never be forgot ten that he became so through the high minded concessinns of HENRY (LAY anil his host of friends." To this all peo ple will respond "Amen."- -Com. Adv. WILLIAM II. HARRISON. Some of the supporters of the Federal Administration nflect to be ignorant of the claims of the Whig candidate for the Pros idency to tho gratitude of his countrymen. They are anxious, too, to make nttl that his services during the last war were light ly regarded by those who shnrcd wi!h him the toil nnd dangers of the frontier strug gle. A few extracts from cotrinporary publications, will enable our readers lo sntisfy themselves 011 both these pnints Tho first is trom a loiter written by Col. R. M, Johnson, now Vice President of the United States, to Gen. Harrison, dated July -t, 1313. "We would not hove engaged in the service without such 0 prrspect. when we recollected what disnsters have attended us fur wont of good Generals. We did not want to serve under cowards, drunkards, old grannies, nor traitors, but under one who had proved himself to be wise, prudent mid brave. The oliicers of the mounted regimeul had some idea of addressing you on meir ar.xieiu 10 bc a pari ol imur armu in the campaign ngniiiot Cannda, nnd ul giving you a statement of tho importance of buying nn opportunity to make the re giment eflicient for such u campaign hv recruiting their horses." Next is a proclamation issued by the Mayor of Richmond, Va. nn the receipt ol Ihe intelligence of Gen. Harrison's signal triumph on the Thames : "Fellow citizens Aain 'bv the blessin ol Providence,' we are victorious. The complete vtcicry obtained over the com bined Indian and British forces, under Ihe command of Gen. Proctor, who has himself. doubtless, ere this, graced the triumph of our mosi gallant lien. Harrison, will inve us entire possession of the Canadas ; and operate more powerfully to Ihe restoration of peace than tho mediation of any power on cnrtti. lnvo vent to your feclin think of Harrison, whose intrepid valor has thus achieved the victory. Let illumination generally lake place tlirou"h- out the city on the evening of to. morrow under this restriction only, that by ten 11 the evening thev shall all be exitminiehed The safety of the city requires that I should urge this precaution, when it is most ar- ueiiuy wistieu Hint every citizen will retire with grateful hearts to their respective abode. Doubtless, every patriotic sentiment will lend our citizens lo concur in this re commendation. Hut let the houses of oh sfcntees, or orphans, &c. which may nol bc lighted on ibis occasion be respected. "ROBERT GREENHOW, Mayor. 'Mayor's office, "Sunday evening, 10, P.M." Simon Snyder, the patriotic democratic Governor of Pennsylvania, thus expressed his admiration of General Harrison in his annual message to ihe legislature. Dec. 10 1313. ''The blessings of thousands of women and children rescued from the scalping Kiiou 01 me rutniess savugc ot the wilder ncss, nnd from llio still mure snvairo Proc tor, rest on Harrison and his gallant army." Finally, the General order issued by Harrison on the day tho American troops debarked on the Canada shores, will show ihat valor tempered by mercy, laught him when 10 strike anil when to spare. Head Quauteiis, on board tho Ariel, ) Sept. 27, IB13. ( GENERAL ORDER. "Tho Genera! entreats his brave troops to remember liiai they aro sons of sires whose fame is iiurnorttil ; ihat they are to fight for tho rights of their insulted conn try, while their opponents combat for the unjust pretensions of a master. "Kcntuckians remember the river Ra sin ! but remember 11 only whilst the vic tory is suspended. The revenge of a sol dier cannot be gratified upon a fallen ene my." Can tho present unwnrlhy incumbent boast a singlo testimonial awarded by his countrymen in tho hour of difficulty and danger ? If not, let his partisans blush at their baso attempts to pluck from tho brow of his gallant competitor the laurel placed (hero by his grateful country. Alb. Daily Adv. PETER R. LIVINGSTON. The N. Y. "Empire Slate" gives tho following interesting report of tho speech of this venerable patriarch, at a meoling in thecity of N. York, shortly after (ho liar risburgh Convention of which ho was a member : At tho gront meeting on Thursday eve ning, that "old man eloquent," Peter 11. Livingston, of Dutchess county, madu nn nddress which thrilled I ho heuri of every mail in that iiniuensu assemblage. " The first lulinhiiiiui ol his heart," he stud, "was Henry Clay," mid he proceeded to deliver VOl 1 yXIIT No. 6545 beautiful nnd afTectinir eulorrv on his chnmctor nnd public services. He went to thu Jlnrrisburgh Convention determined to use every exertion in Ins power for Mr. Clny Vnominnttnn. "And who did I find there? Gentlemen. I hnve probably at tended morn conventions than nnv man living, and I declare to you that I never saw any body ol men that could enmparw wnn 11 ior weigni 01 cnaracier. splendor nl talent, purity of purpose, and disinterested patriotism. More than fifteen were men of three score yenrs nnd ten, and a largo proportion wrro men who had been honor ed by the people in every walk of public service. All wore animated hv one snirit. to arrive nl tuotii, in reference to pub lic sentiment, nnd to make a nomination thai would deliver this abused and scourged people from the iron yoke of the spoilers. IMncli as I revered the great patriot and statesman Henry Clay, I could not hcsitato to surrender my preference, if another man was decided 10 have more strength; for so Henry Clay would hove acted himself. Much ns I loved my friend, I could not bo insensible to 1 he merits of another friend. I know Gen. Harrison intimately, thorough, ly. Ho is the sou of nno of those immor tal men who signed the Declaration of In dependence. Such was the fchool in which ho learned the lessons of liberty and pat-rioti-tn; nl nineteen years of age ho left Ins burnt! nnd friends in Virginia, for tho dark nnd bloody ground, dcsolntcd by the tomahawk of the savage; ho was aid do camp of Wnync, in the battles which saved our helpless settlements. He remain, ed in the army, till the whole people of tho we-t elected him as their first delegate to Congres then a voung man; and Ins wis dom and patriotism arc impressed upon tho system which regulates the sales of public lands. Mr. Jeflerson appointed htm the first Governor of the North-west Territo. ry. For many years all tho treaties with the Indian tribe- were made by him -, ho acquired 00,000.000 acres for the country: and millions of the public money passed through his hands but never soiled them. 1 Great cheering.) Gentlemen it he had been brought up in ihe school of Morlin Van Buren, anil acted upon his mnxims, whero would ho have been now? Revelling 111 riches more 1 ban princely ; his splendid coach, with Lnglish out-rulers, and bnghsh liveries, would have been rolling through the ave nues of the metropolis instead of retiring lo his humble farm nnd laboring with ln. own hands for the support of Ins family.--William Ilanry Harrison is the Americ.m Cincinatus. He commanded our armies u the west. lie repelled and scattered t i . -Indians nt Tippecanoe He bUccessfulU defended Fort Mcig against an overwhel ming Indian and British force. Again.-t difficulties which seemed insurmountable, he contended always advancing, never receding, nud never deleated until he met Proctor ut the Thames defeated him broke the Indian and British power and saved the West from desolation' His mi-- sion was ended, and he retired to civil III-. rich in public services, rich in the gratitude of Ins country, lint poor in all eU.c. Again wo see him in the House of Representa tives, and Senate of the United Slate-, mingling in all the duties of legislation, with the great men of the land; and among them conspicuous for wisdom, eloquence, and patriotism- Most of Ins life had been passed in the civil service of his country : and not an act ot violence, of tyranny, "or dishonor, sullies the escuichcon of his fame. Fellow citizens! We can trust William Henry Harrison. Grapple him to your hearts with hooks of steel he will never disappoint and betray you, as you haw been betrayed heretofore. His election will save the country, and restore it to peace, and heu I the wounds that are bleeding nl every pore. He will annul the fatal mar. nage of tho i'Ursu aud the sword, which Martin Van Buren is striving to consum mate, a union which will destroy our liber ty und change tins government. Nol cliunge the Government immediately 1 ui! mil. Martin Van Bureu will not violently change the forms ; he differs from tin Crusars, Alexanders, nnd Napoleons, ti nmen in cuurago as in personal generosity anil talents. But tho fatal marriage will m.ikk an American Crcsar, Alexander, or a Napoleon. "I wish 1 had strength lo spook of Mar tin Van Hurcn, said the venerable gentle man. Go 00, go on, hurst from tho whole audience, for all were eager to 6eo a pic. lure drawn by such n maslor. I cannot : I niu bending under the weight of years and illness, and I pray you excuse me. But one thing I must say. Martin Van Buren relies for success 011 your divisions, and that alone. He has no strength with the people. He has done his country no otic service, and there is nothing in his career, or his character, around which the patriotic love ot one human heurt centres, tie rc- lies for success on your divisions, but ho will bo disappointed ; and I declare lo you my full and entire conviction that William Henry Harrison will be the next President of the United States. 1 pray God lo cou linun my lifo till that blessed period I" Would Ihat tho whole people of this country could havo heard this gentleman, near eighly years ot age one ot tho groat men of New York with no interest in po litical conflicts, save that of lovo for a land ho Is soon to leave ! Gen. Wage's Endorsement ! Gen. Anthony Wayne, jn his letter to tho Sec rotary of War, givmitcn"oflicial account of his sanguinary IndiaityBaltle, in 1972. said .- "My faithful and gallant Lieutenant HARRISON, rendered ihe most essential service by communicating my orders in cvory direction, und by his conduct and bravery, exciting the troops to press fur victory,"

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