Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, January 31, 1840, Page 1

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NOT THE G L O 11 Y O F C M SA II H U 1 THE W E L F ARE OF ROME BY II. B. STACY. FBI BAY, JANUARY 31, 1840. VOL. XIII No.65S From llic lJosloii Morning Post. THE nURNINO Ol-' THK LEXINGTON. JANUARY 13, 1840. Atnnj I lie waters nfthe sniin.l, Quick speed) llie filed h.uk, The uiiMM mi; mnmiing dismally, The night is die.ir ami il.nk, Yet steadily she pnn nn Wlio din'inu of il.iiiser ne.ir 1 A pilot skilled i l the helm The hind's in sii;hl "lii'l fe"! An bundled limp? tins crowded boat Uiit'liniked the cmiised before, Ami men lime Iricil iliirr.l licr now Along a well known shore. Winn wonilcr ihen llie throw; below, I'.ice bee (Iip sneimn hold Letting ihe jojom I.iurIi iro lonnil, Tim iiicriy title be told? Six hours more, iIip.v cry, and then Unr huien we f H see Ob liiilpilid iIipv think era then They'll reach eternity. Wh.it mean i Inn qutv'iinz Rleani on deck, 'I'liat nieeiH the i: tplain'i" eve, Is it n "I.iip irflpptpil llieio As the crew their fire ply .' 'Twixt !niibt ond dread the pilot turns To unieli the fitful li?hl Jl sptr.uU it uhitt Ui Hod 11 fUuic litiigi? on his startled sight. Hulf fr.intic now the fiihlpnl crew Seek id iiVii'iiini- the fiic n vnin in .iin liie fl.ime iloth gain And fiercely mounts jet higher. "Turn for the shorn" the captain shouts'- "Lift iMiig" upon our speed Giie ihp. iil.it in to nil below God help them in their noed." The word U passed the throng is hushed With terror gl.ues carh eye. TIipv cinch the i-oiiiid "the boat's on fire," Oh, piercing then their cry. Up up on deck they madly rush How die.iilful their de-pair WIipii full upon them fietcely breaks The flame's increasing glaie. "The boats; the boats; lower down the boats" An hundred voices cry Tisduiie; they sink, ; nnd sixty touls Gasp their lasj agony. Vet fur the rest, :i hope i left They'ri' gaining f.it the tUote Hark to ih it voice" Hie engine's broke, Our only hope is o'er. All masteries the burning boat Now rolls upon the whip. The wind grows loud as if 'twould howl A minium o'er her grave. Now is the time to test the soul, Death siares it in the fice, Fiiends broiliPiS"-huslMnds, take ye now Your Inst, last, sad embrace. In such an hour .Ahn'shly Tower, Didst lliiiu nut aid impart, And send bright hopes of heavenly life To nerye each fainting heal it Oh jes meihinkn full many n face, Serenely tinned ithoe, Tells llm'bigh o'er the blazing boat, It sees a (iod of l.ove. The end draws nigh fntrpd by the heat All seek to Ic.hp ( lit", vvicrk, The bnne and geneitius aid the weak, Nor quit till last llie deck. Amid the smoke that wreathes around Some desperate, long lemain, Aril stiixe fiom out the scorching mass A plank or spar to gain. Six hours have passed, and nil is o'er, An liiindrtd souls h.ne "one... 1 he icy waters of the sound Have spaied but three alone. Ab many a year may run its round Of pleasure and of urief, But for llie horrors of this n lit What lime can give relief! Mourn Cluistinn'-niourn-ii hi oilier loved Is stricken from jour sight, Fallen ihe iood-..-ili wise the pure Has lieuienwuid ta'en his flight. Weep geu'rniH souls that love true world A brae mid oren hand With manly Greene--!! noble heart Has left your kindred band. Weep nil for oh this dismal night A fearful work hath made, Friendi-. sisters.. -failiers me bereaved--. God gie the mourner aid. W. I THE COTTAGE DOOR. BY T. E. 1IAHVEY, ESQ,. How sweet ihe lest that labor yields 'The humble nnd llie poor, Where sits the patriarch of the fields Before his collage door ! The lark is singing in llie tkv, The swallow in the caves, Antl love is beaming in each eye Beneath the summer leaves ! Tito air amid his fragrant bower Supplies unpurchased liealih, And hearts are hounding 'mid llic flowers. More dear to him than wealth ; Peace like ihe blessed sunbglii, plays Around his humble rot, And Imppv nights and cheerful daa Divide his lowly lot. And when the village Sabbath bell Kings out upon ihe gale, The father bows his head lo tell The niiisio ol its mlc A fresher verdure seems lo fill The fair and dewy sotj, And every infant tongue is still, 'To hear ihe word of God ! Oil ! happy hearts l.To Him who stills The ravens when they cry, And makes the filly 'neatli ihe hills Ho gloiious to ihe eye. The tripling patriarch prays, to bless His Utor with increase; , Such "ways nre ways of pleasantness," And all such "paths ore peace I" Fiom Heath'. Bonk of Hiniiiy, lor 1840. ADVICE OP AiNHr.'SH FAIRY. 'All vo can do with htm. At1"" "(jra. when In: gets into these li timours, IS l" take it easy." 'Token ensy, indeed!' repented the nrctiy liriilf?. with n toss of her head, nnd curl of her lip s 'lis ensy tn fay.tnkc.il easy. I'nm euro ifl had thought Murk was so pas sionate, I'd Itnvtj timmed Mike !' But Mike was hii in i tr 1 1 1 v lurk,' replied did mini Alice, with n mysterious shake of her head. Well, so he was ; but then I might hnve hntl Mmthrw." 'Ah. nh!' laughed old Alice; Ae wns the worst htrtl of the net! Look ! tc con wind Mark round ye'r finger, n I wind this worMed threijtl tl y'ell only take it easy.' 'Oh! 1 wtflt 1 wish I had known be fore that men were to ill contrived! I'll have died sooner than bnvo married," nob lied Aileen, who, to confess the truth, hntl been hi petted by the ncighbnrs, on nccounl of her benttty. Hint it would hnve inquired n large proportion of love, and a inndcnte alliiwatic1 of wisdom, to change the village enqueue into n sober wife. I my. n large proportion of love. 'Wit.1 lo quote the old ndnt;e. 'may win a man.' hut wit never kept nnc; unit's ti woman cultivate the Ihe til li'CiioiH. even more lltnn knowledge, she will never secure Iter hiisbandV lu'nrt. 'Oh. wlnsh' ! aviiurtieeti !' said Alice. Sure I totild ye all aloti. 'Mark,' niys I. ii nil fire and tow ; but it's out in n minute; Mike i dark and deep as th'J bay uf, Dub lin ; and Matthew ia all to the bad entirely Y'mi're got the hi'st of the three. Ami ye can mntingp htm just ns ihe i-nuth wind, thtit s olowtiig now (ind'blpcs II ! man nrrc! the tlnstletl(iwn thatV iluntiiig thro he air if ye'll take it easy. At fiM. Aileeu nouicd then she sat lown lo her whcel--wa? too tiiucli out ol I'-niper to do what she was doing, well- broke her thread pushed tl rom her tool: up her knitting dropped the bitches shook the needles and of course, drop ped some more. Take tt easy, said aunt Alice, looking at her over her spectnclcB. Alinen flung the knitting away, clasped her arm-) round her auntV neck,-reited her head on her bosom and wppl outright Lot's go into the garden, sit under the oultl litne.tree, nnd watch the bees that are nenr swarmino,' observed nunt Alice, and we'll talk ye'r trouble over, avaurnccn. Its wery sorry 1 am In see ye taking nn so for a thrifle. nt the first poing off. Bui you'll know better by'nby, when real trou ble come.' Poor Ailccn, like oil young people, tho'i her troubles were verv real, but. she held her peace; until, observing the bees ninrt Mian usually busy, sno muttered, "I wonder aunt, you dun't tell the bees lo Hike it easy. So I would, doar. if JsaiA them quarrel, ling; but thry're too wise to quarrel nttiniii; themselves, whatever they do with furriners.' The old woman paused; and then ntlded, 'bit down here, my child, anil listen lo what I'm going to tell you. Y know well, nviiurneen, I vas lawlully mar, ned. first, bv old Cut her John, to Richard Mulvaiiev mv heart's first love he was Heaven be his bfil this blessed dav, and ornnt we may meet above the world antl Us real troubles! Aileen, it was indeed trouble to sec my brave, young, handsome hut-band, dragged, out of ihe blue waters of the Shannon ; to find that, when i cnl led. he could not answer; when I wept, hi! could not comfort ; that my cheek rested lor hour-' on his hps, and he did not kiss it Ftiur.-coro yenrs and five had passed ov; the Imntl of tlfat woman ! and her age wn as benutiltil, according lo its beautv, as had been ln'r youth. She had been married thrne limes; vet her eves filled with tears nt the remembrance ol iho love nnd sorrow of her early tlnys, and it was sotne tunc beforp she could continue. Well, dea Richard, nnd I had some little till, and I said more than I ought to have said. And it was by the same token, a line mid summer morning, I strayed out lo the end uf our garden, and tucked up a shinty snail ; and, as I looked at the snail. I remembered how, the last midsummer tiny I had put just such another between two plait's, and sate lor nn hour by the ris ing siin,wilh the fore finger of my led hand crossed over the fore finger of my right hand ; nnd then, ns tlmu; as duv. whiui I lifted the plnle, the thing had marked ns purty nn 11. and n piece ol as benntilul an M. as the school. mater hitnsell could write upon the plnle ; then I cried to re member how glad I was then and how sndnow.aud at lal I cried mysell to sleep. Altinna machree ! I was little more than n child not all out sixteen. Well, dear, in my drenme, I suppose I must call it, I saw the benutifullcst fairy (the Lord save us! ). the handsomest of the good ieo pie that ever the eyes of woman looked upon a little deushy-da wshy crayiluir footing its way ; nil round ihe blossom ofn snow whita lilly; now twisting round upon the verv ton of her tiny toe : then, as if she was joining bonds round, down the mi id tl Irs nnd up again, to the tuno ot'tho Kakes of .Mallow' ' "The Rakes of Mallow!" exclaimed Aileen' ' ' The Rakes of Mallow,' repeated Al ice solemnly ; 'I heard ii ns plainly ns I henr the the fUing march of the bees nt this blessed minute. Well, of a suddenl, she Flood upright as a dart upon the green nnu golden crown in the midst of ihu flow er, ond pushed bank her ringlets, and set tled her dress at n pocket looking-glass not so big as amidgo's wing; then all in a minute, she look ad nt me, nnd said, I dont like Iho sight of a wet cya ; what ails yp, young woman ?' 'Well, lo be sure, my heart came to my lips ; but I had too much manners not to lanswcr the great lady. And, 'Madam,' says I, 'my eyes would be an dry, though not ns bright, as ye'r honor's, if it wnsu'i for my husband, my Indy, who wanlfe to have n way nnd n will of bis own,' ' 'Its Iho wny with nil the men, my own hiittbatid into the bargain,' snys the Queen for she wns no less ; 'nnd there's no use in hjbting 'or the tipper hnnd,' pnys llie n, I,,, "U, 'for both the law nnd the prophet nre no i.nst us in that ; ond if it comes to open war,' Eay "l0 Q.cen. 'wo get the WOrSt Ol Jt i II J ,Ur HI'S""'!'! inns II"" II bad tersper, or n qfuer temper H lie h cross or unkind, or C1 ke it sasy.' ays the Quern, even if he ics noi ctune round nt one: This quid way oi Vottrs w in put you in his heart; or him at yo.'T '-'ei which iH pretty much the same tlnngj t ; ucnllcnesi does wonders for titi wincn in fairy laud. Yon could hardly believe whnt power it hns ; it's a weapon of grcul strength, entirely in the hands ofa purty oman nnd you are very iioriy lor n mortal,' says she again, looking nt me hroughtheeye of a heart's-ease, which he wore about her neck for a quizzing gass. 'I thank you, my sweet ond beauiiftil ladv.' says I, 'for your compliment ' 'Ah! nh !' and she laughed, nnd her laugh wns lull of joy and hope, like Ihe music of the priest's own silver bell. 'It's no harm,' p continued, 'if now nnd then yon give him a taste ofihat which make) your eye" so bright, and your cheeks so red just, now.' vvlint s that, madam ? says I. Flailerv,' snys she 'Make n man, !m he fairy or ho he mortal, pleased with himself, and he is sure lo he pleased with you, and then she laughed again. 'What ver he savs or does, says her mnjestv while she wns gelling into n gnolden saddle n-hnrsebnek on n great dragoon fly. 'lake it easy ; and I heard her laugh antl sing whi'ii she wd out of sight, and her word-' and h n r sweet voice shook a shower ol white rose-leaves from a bush on my face. And when I awoke, I -aw lite wisdom ol her words, and kept them close in my bo -1 am ; and olten when I'd be just going to make a sharp answer tn htm I loved lor all that above the world, I'd think nf the Jai ry's word, antl tho evil would pass away from my heart and lip without n sound : no one the wotse for it, and I al! the bet ter. And sure Richard used to say I wa like on angel to him. Poor fellow ! he was soon tn luught the differ, for the an gels took him from me in earnest ! 'After o couple nfyeorn, I morried ngoin I've no reason to fault tliesccond though he was not spirited, vet gentle, like htm who signed out his soul in the blue waters ; he was dark, and would not tell what offended him. Well. I'd have given the world to have someone to whom coitW make a rlcnn breast : but I Imd none . nnd some how I nginii sal in the same spot, at the same time I ngatn slept--and ngnm saw the same one of the good people. I did not think her honour win as gay as shi had been, ond I wondered in my heart if she mo had taken n second husband would not have been manners for mo to spake first, but she was as free as ever. 'Well, says she, looking at me very solid like, 'you've tried another; but. though you have not forgotten my advice, yon do not follow It. 'Oh, my lady, please ye'r mojpsly.' says I, 'the tempers ol the two so differ!' And I thought with the words my heart would break. For the moment poor Rich nrd's humour was out it was off; but James would sulk, and suk, like a grumble under ihe shade of on oak; and the fairy read mv thoughts, ns if they were on nn open ballad, 'Ah.' she said, t hoy are different ; but tho rule holds good gptiilo and simple, hot mid cold, old nnd young, you must take tl easy, or you'll never be easy yourself. Let a passionate temper cool: rut do nut blow upon it. a breath may rufile a lake, and kindle n fire. Let n sulky temper alone , it's n standing pool ; the more it is stirred the more it will offend. I try In talk her finu Knglish. Aileen, but it bothers me,' continued old Alice. 'Well, the end of i! was, that she finished as before, by telling mo to inke it easy, which, niter that. 1 did , and I must say, that James's I n -1 breath was spent in blessing mo. Well, dear, Miles Prendergast was rich, and I was poor ho wanted a mother for five children, and a servant for himself; and he took me. This was the worst cbbu of the three. There was agrcat deal of love, young, fresh, heart-Rweet love, at the firsi; and more than is going in general to the second ,-oh my grief ! thcro woh nono to llie third. Oh, but marriage ton woman without love !--what is it ? Whero love h, it is even pleasant to hear a harsh word or an unkind look -a satisfaction that you enn show your love, by turning bitter to sweet. Service is no service then ; his voice iB ye'r music . hia words ye'r law his very shadow on the ground ye'r bright est sunsnino ! 'Aunt,' said Ailccn, 'you did not think that with the first, at the time.or you would not have wanted tho goou people s advice 'True for vo. avourvecn : wo never vol uo the sunbeams so much as in tho dark of the moonless night ! we never value friend's advice 'till ho is beyond our reach we never pnzo the husband's love, or the mother's care, until the grave is closed over them : and when wo seek (hem there, the grat-s that we weed over is green, the mallow nnd the dock have covered the cross or tho headstone, and the red earth worms we have disturbed bring us n message.' 'I dont wont lo hear any more, nunt said Aileen, pained by tho picture her nunt Mail drawn ; - will pnzo Mark. Now I will own to the first of tho quarrel, and the last word of it, if ho will conlees to tho middle.' 'Let a quarrel alono when once it is over' interrupted her aunt. 'A quarrel, darlinl, is like btitcrmillt when once it out of the churn, the more you shake it Iho more sour it g,ows.' 'And nust I say nothing when ho comes homo ?' O ye?. say, 'Mark, my hcarl'i delight.' 0. nun, that would never do !' Well, f ye're nshatned tn sny what yon feel, a smile and n kis will do as well.' 'Did thi Fairy Queen give you the same advice lie third tune?1 said the bride, blushing iko Aurora, at Alice's counsel : 'for I sopfosp you saw her thu third lime.' '1 must say, ncliorn. she wasn't so civil to me thri last time, ns she wo at Iho first nnd secotd. She told me I wasn't as prct'y ns I usedtn be that wo true enough, to be sure, Mily one never likes to henr it she told lie that when the bloom of n wo ,,,0'i's chack fades, Iho bloom of her heart ought lo increase ; ehe talked n deal that I dnl not qtlll understand, about men making laws and brea.V'1'Rtbcm: ond how every one has a thorn o' eotne kind or other to bear with : slto told ml lnw hard it was lo find three rrscs in n go'uen nil of the same shape, color, and fragrance, nnd how could I expect three good husbaitui I kbe said that as I lift! borne my crown, i must bear my cross: sdic was hard enough upon me, but tho winl up of her advice to me in all my troubles, was to take it easy. She said she had been married herself mor3 I ban five liundrej years.' 'The mild crapl'liur! ond to talk of your not being so purty as you were !' said Aileen. "Hush, avournccn ! Siirothey have the use. of the May dew before it fulls, and the colour of iric lillies nnd roses before it's folded in t bo buds, and can steal llic noics out of the bird's throats while they sleep." "And si i.l," exclaimed Aileen, half pout ing. "the best advice they can give to n married wonan. under all troubles, is -lo lake it east. It's a sennble saying, ifprnperly thought of." said old Alice, "and will bring peace, if not love, ni the last. If we can't get rid of our troubles, it's wise to take them easy. RULES FOR HOUSE WIVES. 1. When you rise in the morning, never be particular about pinning your clothes so very nicely ; you can do that at any tunc. 2. Never comb your hair, or toke off your night cap till after breakfast. It is your business tn lake time by tho forelop and not let him lake yon so; ineretorc keep nil right in that quarter till ten o'clock at least. 3. When yon begin the business of -your totVei. you may do it before Iho window or in the front 'entry: but the most proper place is in the Miction. 4. Never have any particular place for any thing in your house; and then you may rest assured that nothing will ever be out of place: and that is a great comfort in a family. 5. Never sweep your flour, until you know snnif nerson is coming in; he will i hen sec how neat you arc: and, besides, in such ce, even your enemies cannot shnke off the dust of their feet, against you. though they may llie dust ol ilieir clot lies wiih which you have covered them by your weeping. 6. When you have done sweeping, leave your broom on the floor, it will then bo handy : and being always in Rtglit, anu in the wny, it will bo constantly reminding ynnr husband, when he is in the house, what a smart, nice, pains-taKing wne ne ha. 7. Never follow tho barbarous practice of brushing down cobwebs. A man s house is his castle; and so is a spider's. It is o violation of right, and a shameless disrespect to Ihe fine arts. 8. Keep vour parlor ond bedroom win dows shut as close as possible in dog days; this will keep the hot air out nnd you will have excellent fixed w inside. 9. Keep your tmier cheeses in your bed chambers : they enrich the qualities of the atmosphere ; and if a stranger should lodire in one of your beds, it he coulu not sleep, he could eat for his refreshment. 10. Never leach your daughters to mend or make any of their own dollies ; it is 'to. king the brend Irnmthe mouth ol Inbor' besides it will make them crooked and give them sore fingers. II. But if they 6hould insist on mending their own garments, they slioulu do it while they nre on; this will make themyit better; and girls can't Icava their work if I hey should attempt it, their work would follow litem. 12. If your husband's coal is out nt one of ihe elbows, don't mend it until it is out at the other; then the patches will maku it appear uniform, and show that you arc impartial' 13. Never spoil n joke for a relation's sake ; nor suppress the truth lor any body's sake. Thereforo, if you don't liku your husband as you ought, out with it. ond con vince him you aro not a respecter of per sons. 14. You should endeavor not to keep your temper : let it off an soon nnd as fast as you can; and you will then bo calm and quiet as a bottle of cider after tho curk had been drawn half a day. 15. If. on any particular occasion, you ore at a loss as to 'the course you ore to pursue, in the management of yourself or family afl'iirs, toko down the paper which contains these rules, ond read them over and over till you have sotisfied your mind --and then go on, Melhuen Gazette. A MOTHER'S LOVE. In the report of tho coroner's iuquest upon the bodies brought to this city from tho Sound, where the life that inhabited them once perished, we read that round the upper part of,lhe body of a child was lound a green veil, partly burnt. In this touching circumstance we find the last nci of that passion which ceases only with life n mother's lovo. Ceases, did wo say! Never! It is of heaven, heavenly allied to the essenci of Deity, and coclcrnol with the soul which never dies. In Ihe mother s love, to the lost mntnent that the trembling npirit lingers in Us earthly tenement in its increasing strength as life wanes, strong e.'t ns the soul is fluttering lo depart, wo read tho best natural evidence of ihe truth of revealed religion. In the last smile of n mother upon her off-pring, where the nttcntion of friends smoothes the dying pi 1 low; but more than nil, in tho mothers convulsive embrace of bar child, in Ihe sea. son of peril, where there nre none to help in the frantic clasp which death makes only more rigid nre affecting testimonials. belter than all the others In immortality of I lie sour.. A mother's soul is in her love of the children she has borne and when should thntsoul be more free, more like lis source, and less selfish, than nt the moment its .".hackles of clay aro loose? Forgive us jl the ee.ilimenl be sacrilegious but to us it secttis oniO'loto ol Heaven n manifesto, lion of the DkitV. The aires of terror that passed in the few hours antecedent to the denths of the sufferers are more painfully described in this little evidence of n mother' care lor" her child, than in volumes of description Wn can read in it her retreat lo the last' corner of n plank upon the wreck which would yield a support lo the horror stricken passengers, at the greatest distance from the devouring fire; we enn Fee the child'.- face buried a moment in the bosom which had yielded a sufficient shelter against oil its apprehensions of danger, previous lo that awful night The terrific screams ol Ihe weak, and the more violent despair of those who were cast down from loncird strength to conscious impotence the con fusion of the nppalhng scene, and tho cer tainty of line? capable danger, apparent even to nn infant, would force its face, in wild affright from its temporary asylum. Ii was then, os she bound her terrified child to her breast: amid the horrors and distracting circumstances of that moment, that, despite of every thing which might draw it nway, her heart was centred upon her child- It was then that she interposed the feeble barrier ofn gatise veil between its face anil the flames. Had a feather, in air passed her, it would noi have escaped her utten linn ond she would have clutched it in the flllluL'SH ufa moilicr's tmpu, lo liaVR placed between death and her infant. For her self she had not a thought : and could the attitude in which she last srnod alive be painted, we would stake our life upon the fact that her body shielded the infant's from ihe fire ; and that the veil was drawn over its head to protect the features which childish waywaidness, terror, and curiosity would not permit the mother to fold in her arms. But both aro gone now and He who saw their Inst moments nnd their tem porary separation in death, sees them again unite. While God lives their Inends mourn not as those without hope. Did the world need this lesson to teach us our obligations to our mothers the unrequited debt oflove, due from the hour of travail which gavo us bin h , through the years of mental pain for our prosperity grief for our adversity? Olnld impa tient of thy mother bothy years infantile or mature, remember thai to her thou nrt tlilla child: and when the pride of fancied superiority would make thee impatient of her womanly, and, it may seem to thee, childish suggestions, think of the burned threads of the green veil. Jr. Y. paper. Ho who thinks no man ohove him but for his virtue, none below him but for his vice, nmi nnvnr lin nh-ipiininiu or stsillllior' III 0 wrong place, but will frequently emulate j men in stations below him, and pitty tboae I nominally over his head. , IMPORTANT CORRESPONDENCE We copy ihe following interesting cor respondence, embracing tho acceptance of both the nominees of the HarrWburg Con vention. Letter from the committee lo Gen. Harrison. lUnnisnurtG; 7th Dec 1039. To Gen. Wm. IIenhv Harbison Sin : The undersigned, a committeo ap pointed by tho National Democratic Whig Convention, assembled at Harriisburg to nominate Candidates for tho offices of President nnd Vice Prosident of the Uni. ted States, have the honor lo inform you thnt, by a resolution of ihnl body, passed unanimously this day, you were numinatcd a Candidate for tho Presidency, and the Hon. John Tvleh of Virginia, a candidate for the Vice Presidency of the United States. Tho undersigned have the honor to be, with the highest respect, Your obiedient servants. John Owen, of N- C. Chairman : Et.tsiiA W. Allen, of Maine ; James Wilson, of New Hampshire 5 Isaac C. Bates, of Massachusetts ; James F. Simmons, of Rhode Island ; Wm. IlENnv, of Vermont ; Ciiari.es Davis, of Connecticut ; Roueiit C. Nicholas, of New York : Ephraim Marsh, of New Jersey: Richard Mansfield, of Delaware ; J. Andrew Shui.tze, of Penn : Reverdy Johnson, of Maryland ; James W. Peoram, of Virginia ; Thomas Metcalf, of Kentucky ; Jacob Uuudett. of Ohio : Dour. lass McGuire, of Indiana ; G, Mason Graham, of Louisiana ; T. C. Tupi'er, of Mississippi , W- 11. Ruhsel, of Missouri ; Geo. W. Ralph, of Illinois ; H. VV. Hilliard, of Alabama : Geo. C, Bates, of Michigan, Gen. Harrison's Reply, North Bend. lOih Dec. IC29. Gf.ntlemen : I have the Ik nor to oc knowledge ihe receipt of your letter front; Harrisbutg of 7lh inst. However objectionable in tho opinions of many of our fellow citizen? may be tho tnodo of selecting n candidate for the two highest offices of the Government by a General Convention, tho peculiar circum stances in which tho party opposed lo the present Administration were placed, seem to have left them no alternative to secure thnt unity of action so necessary to their 6ucce8. The number nf States represen ted, and tho exalted charactersof Delegates to whom the delicate task of nominating the candidates was committed, leaving no room to d'jubt that their decision was in accordance with the wishes of tho major-, ity of their constituent, I accept with grot itudo tho nomination which in obedience to n resolution of the Convention, yiu havd done me, gentleman, the honor to couimu nicntc. But however highly I mny valti" this evidence of the attachment nnd confidences of so large n portion ol my fellow citizens, I must beg you to believe, gentlemen, that no one i more thoroughly convinced than I am,, that in selecting a retired nnd un pretending individual tn be their candidate, ihe Convention were influenced by circunv Btanccs ofien occurring in popular gov ernments lo set aside the higher claims of oilier citizens, although founded upon tho possession of the most distinguished talent. and the performance of the most eminent "ervices tn thoir country, itrjited lo every Oilier quality necessary 10 t tie discharge of the duties of Chief Mngiatrnlo of tins great Republic. It may pernops ue expected mat 1 snouio embrace this occasion to declare the prin ciples upon winch Ihe Administration will be conducled, if the t ftorts ot my Inends lo place me in the Presidential chair should prove successful. But having in a letter to the Hon. Harm r Denny, ana in another to ihe Hon. Shetrod Williams, both of which have been made public, giv en my views al some length of tho char ader and extent of the powers vested by the Constitution in the President. I con sider it unnecessary to repeat them here. I deem it, however, gentlemen, proper at this time to renew ihe assurance here tofore frequently made; that should I bo elected 10 ihe Presidency, I will under ,no circumstances consent to be a candidate for a second term. With tho highest consideration gentle men, for yourselves and those you repre sent. I am vour follow citizen, W. II. Harrison. To Hon. John Owen, of North Carolina Chairman, &c. From the Commitee to Gov. Tyler. HARRi-noRfiii, 7th Dec. 1839. To Gov. John Tyler : Sin: Ihe undersigned a committee ap pointed by tho National Democratic Whig Convention assembled at Harrisburgh to nominate Candidates for the ofllr.es of President and Vice President of the United States, have the honor lo inform you that, by a resolution of that body, passed unan imously this day. Gen. Wm. Henry Har rison, of Ohio, was nominated a Candi didaie for the Presidency and yon a candi date for tho Vice Presidency of the United States. The undersigned have the honor to be, with the highest respect, your obedient servants. John Owen, of North Carolina, Chair man, and the others as before. Gov. Tyler's reply. WiLLiAMsnunr.il. Va., Dec. 16. 1839. Gentlemen : The nomination which, ns the organs of the late Harrisburgh Con vention, you have communicated to me, is greatly augmented by the fact, that whilst it is a result in 110 wny contemplated ny me it was attended with the unanimous con currence of that enlightened nnd patriotic body. To have my name associated with that of the eminent Patriot who is put in nomination for tho first office, is of itself regarded by me me as no ordinary honor' His long ond faithful services to tho coun try, at tho council board and faithful ser vices to the counlry, nt board and in the field, have won for him a distinguished name in history, and furnish the surest guarantee that should he be elevated by the popular voice to the chief Executive, his ndministrntion of governmental affairs will be just, and prudent and wise. With the Constitution for his guide, nnd tho good of his courtry his only aim. I doubt nob but that his exertions would do exclu sively directed to uphold one and to ad vance the other. The friend and support er of Jefl'erson. of Madison and Monroe, ond the immediate descendant of a signer of the Declaration nf Independence, can be none other than true 'o his early Re publican creed, and thu devoted advocato of free principles, and of popular rights. I have the honor to be, gentlemen, lour most ob 1 6erv t, John Tyler, John Owen E-q .and others of the Com. mittce. This is certainly the severest winter over experienced by any of the living in this neighborhood. Yesterday morning; after a flurry nf snow the preceding eye. ntng, which brought on a nolo ol winu from tho Northwest, the Thermometer, an exposed Norl hem aspect, was again down to zero. Washington paper. Write your own epitaph when young in as flattering terms as you please; then let it bo tho business of your life to deserve it. Old Pun Contracted. Removo th firt letter from T-oa.tabla All tho leit will be found ci-lable.

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