Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, May 1, 1840, Page 2

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated May 1, 1840 Page 2
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K K I D A Y MOKNI.NG, MAY I. FOR PRESIDENT, WM, HENRY HARRISON VICD MESIPKNT. JOHN TYLER. Communication. The course of the administration in the. pending UiiTicultics with Great Hrifan, ought to nwakocvery advocate of national honor, to n serious contem plation of our condition, and an inquiry into the cauos of the policy pursued. It will be recollected liy all who nre conTcrsnnt with tho political history of the last twenty years, tJiat while the whole North, with scarce nn ex ception, has been unyielding iu its demand for the relinquishment by Great llritain of its preposterous claim to a portion of tho territory of tho state of Maine, the south on the contrary, has always manifested n disposition to avoid a war at all lizards -even though it should ho necessary to yield to tho insolent demands of England tho wholo territory so unjustly claimed and thus, fcr the akoofan ignoblo peace, sacrifice not only tho rights of Maine and Massachusetts but what ehould be far dearer to every patriot heart, the honor and independence of the nation. This policy of the South is now tho policy of tho Administra tion of counc. I say of course, for no man can bo so infatuated as to think that in tho corrupt and prolligato compact which now binds together those ancient enemies Mr. Van Hureti and Mr Calhoun, the latter would by any oversight have omitted to pledge the former to a policy so vitally necessary to the existence of tho "peculiar institu tions" of the South. Hut without this assurance, tho policy is apparent in every act of the Adminis. tration. The Caroline is burnt on cur own waters, aye ! almost touching our own frco soil, and our own citizens murdered by a bund of lory assassins; and tho instigator of tho attack is Knighted for his bravery and what do tho meek Mr. Van Buren and his obedient minister at St. Jarnei do in tho premises? Why, after standing for eighteen month1!, with their linger J m their mouths, Mr. Sievcnson has made a demand of redress from her Dritanie Majesty for the small mistake which some of her "loyal subjects" made at Schlosscr ! and has Jiccn told by Lord Palmerston in a very "mild but decided" manner, that it is far from being the in tention of her majesty or her um'erlings to vouch safe any redress for the meritorious act ! And yet only tee how pacific is the tone of tho admin istration in nil its lato lucubrations touching the matter. What has been the coursJ pursued cn the boundary question 1 Instead of a firm but civil re fusal to recognize tho slightest color of right in the claim, which the case in fact has always demanded, we have had from the slavuholditig interest repeated propositions for "coin r i.ii'c, compromise," di vision of the territory a.... lina", AS OrsLi. AGREED TO HY G1-..NI '.At. ' iZOS X S DER HAND AND SK.U,, A I-'JM, SUUUEN DER OK THE WHOLE TRACT, which in plain truth is ns undoubtedly within our own boundaries us the state of Tennessee itself. And now let us inquire for a moment what arc the motives of the south for this sensitive aversion to nn English war? Has the boasted "chivalry" aibsided into tame and cowardly submission 1 Or do the bloody codes of "honor" hold injuries to . nation less worthy of redicss than to an individ aal .' It may be but these are not the reasons. The "peculiar institutions" arc in danger, aye, foar iil danger from a war with IJntain. UriiMi wyonets in the bauds of two millions of enraged uid infuriated slaves would makoslaveholding but i poor speculation. UriiMi markets closed to oulhern cotton, would make cotton-growing full a bad, in point of profit. Uritish supremacy once stablished in Texas and tho slaveocracy would oso its darling hope of seeing that repub- io nnnexed to us, giving them a dozen or twenty votes in the lower House and four or six in the Senate. Uritish Colonial tyranny once expelled, s it surely would be) from the provinces north tifus, and they annexed to the Union, the afore (aid slaveocracy would find itself iu a forlorn and hopeless minority, from which no after struggles or circumstances could extricate it. And then would tho Demon whose altar is human bone cemented with blood, and whose incense is the groans ot tho oppressed, in his agony, "cease to rule over tho land." Then would southern bravado resound no more in our Council Chambers, over- swing the timid and pusillanimous, and disgustin; the pious and tho sensible. Then should we hear much less of southern "chivalry" and "honor" par excellence !" for Slavery once dead, its follies and its crimes would die with it ami our southern brethren would settle down into something like rational beings, content to take their nppopriatu place in the world, and asking no more privileges than other people. Hut in the meanwhile what would lie the ctl'eet of this Uritish war upon the north 1 In tho first place it would shut our ports ' to Uritish iJmnufactures', and leave the market undisputed to the Northern Manufacturer in nil the heavier fabrics. Jt would raise a large army on the Northern frontier to cut up our surplus pro- Tisions and wear out our clothes furnishing be sides employment to many of our mechanics and rtizan", it would open to our northern seamen a rich field of adventure und speculation in priva ivrini? nniong tho boundless stores of English wealth upon the ocean, nnd would in short rein n'Korate und restore to tho north that oncoboasto prosperity, which it has been tho chief aim of the fontli with its sub-1 rcasury mm ireo trauo to ues trov, and which it is now exulting to behold under Kiimornrrs but u gloomy oolipatx Thesu nro somu of tho reasons why tho firm ol Calhoun, Van Hurcn &Co. aro determined either to "stnvo oil" tho Maine question for the present, or else if driven j to tho wnll, to surrender tho whole territory, iu de fiance of Maine nnd Massachusetts, rather than en danger tho "peculiar institutions" by asserting their rights like men. This being tho state of tho case, you might ns well seek to spur a donkey inton bonfire, ns attempt to arouse the administra tion to an assertion of tho rights of Maine. The rowels of publiu opinion beat unheeded upon tho sides of tho callous nnd obstinate dovotce of tho slaveocracy, nnd it is vain to look for a vindica tion of national honor, to a man who has no re gard cither for his own honor or lus own inde pendence. We know that by electing Harrison we shall have at luatt a different course of policy, nnd I ask any candid man who tins reviewed tho case, if it bo dillerent, can it fail to be belter 1 1 ho expe rience which tho veteran has had in the field ngninst tho mercenaries of the same unscrupulous power, and tho undaunted valor with which he fought them of old, aro an earnest of what may be oxpected of him when called to meet this impudent demand for a portion of the State of Maine. Hut aficr all this, let us not be suspected of do siring a war, beneficial as it might be to northern interests. Far from it. No one could possibly de. precato a war with England (national honor aside) more heartily than we do. Wo know too well its fearful concomitants , its blood and carnage, its tears nnd widowhood, its endless nnd complicated miseries. No ! deliver us from a war, if liberty and its attendant blessings can bo preserved whole without it. Hut let us once submit to bo insulted by (treat Britain without resistance, and our liberty would bo but a name, our republic a bye-word all nations would despise nnd impose upon us, and foremost among them would be England herself. The scenes which preceded the last war would bo repeated again, until at last driven to desperation, wo should have to spend treasure uncounted and rivers of blood to regain tho proud position we now hold before the world. That position, we ask tho Government to maintain at all hazards, and if necessary, to let a third and probably lnstfcungui. nary struggle teach to Great Britain, and tho world, that we are a people who " know our rights, and, knowiug, dare maintain tuem !" S. VIWGINIA ELECTION. Nkw York, Sunday, April 2G, 1840. Tho Southern Railroad line is just in 33 coun ties in Virgina aro heard from, giving a decided gain to our cause. A gentleman passenger ditoet from Washington, snys the Locos admit all is lost. A leading Loco here, said to a friend of mine within the last half hour, that their information was I'ouelukivo "Virginia was all goue to the devil." Yours, &lc. Astob, House, New York, ) April 2G, 4 P. M. J Dear Sir A gentleman who left Washington by the 12 o'clock tram of yesterday and who ar rived here at 21 P. M. in the Philadelphia train, says that from 33 members elected in Virginia, the Whigs have a uett gain of live members and also one Senator. Yours, in haste. Corretpondence of the Courier Se Enquirer. Baltimore, April 25, 1&10. ) 9 o'clock, P. M. , The accounts so far are good. Jn the Norfolk Congressional district we have swept the boaid, having gained over 400 votes since last spring. In Morgan county wo have elected a Whig by 5 1 ma jority, where we were beaten last your by 30 ; and in Frederick we have elected one of the two dcle "ates, and also carried the Senator in the Freder ic fli.trict. Jullerson countv cives us a sweeping majority. In KlizaUth City Mr. Crasford, an imtiraetible Whiir. has been beaten by Dr. Colton a good and true Whig. The following list will how the present account currem lor meiuucrs oi the House of Delegates. 18-JU. W. L. V. W. L. F. Norfolk borounh, 1 1 :ortoU: county, Nan-emond, Princess Anne, Elizabeth city, Morgan, Frederick, Fairfax, 1910. W. L. F. 1839. W. L. F. Louisn, Hanover, Powhatlan, Spottsylvauia, Amelia, Caroline, Dinwiddle, Fauquier, Stullord, King George, Culpepper, Henrico, Richmond City, l'eicrslmrg, There is no doubf, sav our friends in Richmond. that tho Whigs have carried the State. The Whig am so tar is live m the notiso ami one m the isenate. Oooil ! From the Baltimore Patriot. VIRGINIA ELECTION. The mail from tho South brought nothing from JOcliiuonil later than the papers ol yesterday nior llill''. The Globe of Inst evening stales that in Mal- len's precinct (Fairfax countv) the Loco Foco majority was 37; hist year 9 Whig majority. The couniv oi rauinx, at inu nisi ueeuon, rcturueu a Loco Foco to ihu Legislature by 17 inaj. The following cheering intelligence reached us by the Norlolk steamboat, which arrived this mor ninir i Herald Omen, Norfolk, April 23, 3j).m. All is going well for tho caiisu of Harrison and Reform in thu first district, wherever we have heard from. NonroLU Borough. Whig majority last year 132. R. K. Taylor (VV.) 319 W. W. Lamb (L. F.) 170 Probable majority at the close of the polls ICO. NORFOLK COUNTY. Last vear. Van Hurcn minority in Portsmouth 11G. Whig majority ut Great Hndgc 152, leaving the Whig majority in the county 30, Tho polls now stand : Portsmouth, Great Bridge. EiherPdire, (W.) 3JU (ot heurd frem.) Langliorne, w.j Smith, V. It.) 270 Fi.k, (L F.) 2G1 Wo calculate on a Whig gain in Norfolk countv ol 200. The voiti in Portsmouth last year was Whig 270 I'Oco I'oco aui. NANSEMOND. Lat year, Whig majority M. Harrcll, W. 105 Uoykin, L. F. 35 Is not this cheering? Verily, old Virginia's coming too 1 ACCOMACK. In this countv thero is a great contest between Pitt VVhigl ii ml Daily, who is nn impracticable. A letter received in tins city snys that, at Pongo league precinct, yesterday at three o'clock, p. in. Pitt was 40 votes ahead ol Daily. The contest will Lcckna No opposition to Crupper) Whig. We learn from a gentleman who passed through Fredericksburg yesterday nt three o'clock, that Mr. Crutehfield I VV. was 90 votes ahead, nnd no doubt entertained of his re-election. The reports from Caroline county were also favorable. VntniNiA Election. Partial returns from Virginia show a liniulsomo Wliig Rain. If 'tho result in other parts of tho Stato have boon equally auspicious, tho triumph will bo complete. But of this wo tiro sanguine. That Stato, in every emergency, has gono against us. Wo neither claimed nor exported such a revolution as lias been effected in tho Counties heard from. Nor do wo need Virginia to elect Gen. Harrison. He is safetriumphantly safe, even with out tho Ancient Dominion. Alb. Jour. TENNESSEE? MunFREEsnono, Tennessee, April 13, 1810. Dear Sir You mav set down Tennessee for Har rison with great certainty. Ojr candidates for Electors arc men of powerful talents, and they arc in the field iu good earnest, carrying all before Idem. Almost every one is a mitten lor even roik binisi-.lf. nnil one half of them nt least ore sUncrior lo that really accomplished and ad captandem eleetionecrcr. The ticket of the Spoilsmen is a poor one. Wo will carry Tennessee for Old Tin by 5000 at least. He will run better than Clay would have dsno. There is no old prejudice against him j but on the contrary there nro ninny old officers ami sol diers here and there over the &,itywho fought un der his banner formerly, and will fight under his banner now. PENNSYLVANIA. Wo copy tho folowing from tho Phila delphia, U. S. Gazetto, one of tho most discreet and reliable publications in the country. Some wcoks s.'nce, we made nn estimate of the electoral votes which might be considered as cer tain for Cteneral HAnnisO.v. We then did not reckon in the list our own State ; though wo took occasion to say that Pennsylvania was at worst amomr the doubtful State's as it regards the Presi dential vote. We have, since that time, taken .some pains to obtain materials for forming a judg ment as to the probable disposition of her next electoral vote, and the result is a conviction that Pennsylvania will, in the i.lcctoral college, give tinny votes for William Henry llAnni'so.v and John Ttlf.ii. As this is a result to which many have not vet looked, we shall endeavor to assign a reason for our belief. Sir. Van Hurcn, we have frequently had occasion to state, has not, and never hail, any considerable personal popularity in Pennsylvania, When Gen. Jackson was run n second time, Pennsylvania refused to give her vote for Air. Van Huren as Vice President, and in structed her olectors to vote for William Wilkins: which instruction was ol eyed, although General Jackson received a majority ot upwards of twenty- six thousand, iieneral Jackson's sreat popularity in Pennsylvania led his party to believe that the old General's nominee would of course receive the vote of the Slate as his successor ; but in order to prouueo this important result it was lound that even something cUe than General Jackf..'a popularity must be used. Mr. Van Hurcn had no hopes for himself, founded on himseif, and therefore he de termined to crcat some claim. It is remarkable that three Pennstlvanians should, in rapid suc- ce-sions, be sent on the Uusstan mission : yet they were sent. The two factions ol the Jackson party were likewise conciliated by giviiu; to tho heads of both olllces of profit. Governor Wolf was cal led to bo a controller at Washington, and Mr. MurLENBEno (who could not be Governor) wa, instead of a seat in the Cabinet, which ho sought, presented with a foreign mission that does not call for much expenditure. Surely , all will admit that this was courting Pennsylvania in earnest buying hsr electoral vote at a pretty good price, if it were not that it was bought with the I'eoi.le'i money. Well, what was the result of nil tins larzcue lo Pennsylvania, so rich as to alarm the opponents of Mr. Van Huren 1 What was the result of the Wl" a!c.e ?1' S"0 .Jac.on ;,.J,or,,laruy! controllership, nnd divers sinalltr items. What a m re uussjuit unu une iiusirj.111 imss-ious. nne was the majority which air. an Ilren received out of the 2:25,000 votes of Pennsylvania ? Why. our thoutand three hundred and eighty-four !! I oi which ucriis county aione gave auout tnret thoutand four hundred. Well, the opponents of Mr. Van Duren have, in. the comimr Presidential election, to surmount tho impediment of an old majority ot 4,3315 ami wiuu arettieir means ot doing 1111', ami 011 wliat are t lie hopes ot success placed lutlietirst place, Mr. an Kuren lias lost the current of General Jackson's popularity which he enjoyed in 1S3G, and has gained none for him self. He has no more Russian missions to bestow, and has already lecn compelled lo dispose of a rich ollico 111 this Slate Collector of the port of riiilaiiclplna to Keep peace among ms remaining friends, instead of using it lo create new ones. The troubles of tho "the times, commenced, in deed, before the last Presidential election, have reached such a crisis that thousands of maim facturersmechanics, and laborers have, for want of other employment, had leisure to look into the caiio of their distress, and have come to the con clusion that a change is neccsary. That change distinctly includes the non-eleciion of Mr. Van Huren. The fuel is, that changes iu Alleghany county against Mr. Van Huren art; recognised, amounting to more than fifteen hundred already, and constantly increasing ; while Krie, Heaver, and Washington will, together, present an equal 1 change. The middle counties archiving assurance1 of 11 wondertiil fulliii!r nwnvfrom .Mi. Van Hurcn : and those who know nny thing of Philadelphia countv (including the city) need not be told that Mr. V'nn Huren is losing rapidly among us. We are aware that tho number of voters has" increased since I83G but we believe, nnd have seen none who doubt, that there are more ami- Van Huren in the increase than there aro supporter of the Ad ministration. We make thc.c remarks in honest conviction that they are well sustained. Tho de ductions appear to us correct, nnd the data nre without doubt true. We know how prone Penn sylvnn'a has I ccn to deceive tho hopes of her true friends, but we know also that the political bias of the Stato ut the time is in accordance with indi vidual and public interests, anil there is 110 over powering personal influence ( 111 tho case of Gen. Jackson's election) to counteract that ten dency. We therefore think that we aro sustained in closing our remarks da capo. Pennsylvania will give her vote for Hauiuson and Ttleh. PKNNSVhVANIA FOR HARRISON. Kxtract from a letter dated Piiilaueli'IIIa, April 22. "Yesterday there was it meelins of Van Huren and Porter men, of over TWO HUNDRKD, at tho City Hotel, who formed themselves into a Tirrr.CANOK Club. Is it not cheering " N. Y. Times. A THRILLING LOG-CAH1N INCIDENT! Tho Whigs of Krie, Pa. raised a Lou-Cabin last week, from which the Hauner of Harrison and JhiroaM was displayed. While engaged in tho dedication of their Cabin, the Whigs received infor mation which led them to apprehend n hostile de monstration from Harbor-Creek, a portion of the Horough whoso citizens had ever been strong Jack son and Van Hurcn men. Soon ufierwnrds a parly of horsemen, about forty in number, dressed 111 In

dian coslume, armed with Tomahawks and S'nlp. ing Knives, approached the Cabin !. The Whigs made prompt preparations to defend their Hauner, The scene became intensely exciting. Tho assail ants rode up to the Cabin, dismounted and surren dered themselves as voluntary prisoners of war! On innuirv thov prowl to bo staunch Jackson men from Harbor-Creek who had taken that mode of nrrayiug themselves under the Hamuson Manner? Tliu Tomahawk was then buried ; alter which the irin,' of the latch teat pwhed out, and the Har bor Creekcts were ushered into the Cabin where they pledged their support to Gen. Hahmson iu a bumper ofgood old Hard-Cider! Albany Journal WmaVicTOKY ik St. Louib, Tho charter election for Mayor and Aldcrmon was held in St. Louis on tho 6th instant Tho regular candidate for Mayor wa9 elected, and of tho four wards, tho Whigs carried three. This is tho reputed resi dence of Mr. T. H. licnton. Tho follow ing is tho vote for Mayor : J. F. Darby (W.) .... 502 J. J. Purdy (L. T.) ... 328 A. Wotmore, (W.) . . . 25 A GUN FROM GEORGIA. Auousta, Goo. April 13, 1840. I hasten to inform you that tho clec tionsfor Mayor and Alderman in this ci ty has takon placo to-day, and the result has just been announced. For Council mon, we have elected 9 Whigs out of 12, nearly reversing the stato of the last years polls. Tho question lias been contested upon strict party grounds, and the result may ho relied upon as a very certain in dex as to tho course tho Stato at large will ultimately assume. Tho very gratifying changes which aro so rapidly pervading other sections of tho country, aro going on in this quarter, if with less rapidity,not less certainly, and you may rest satisfied that the glorious cause of Harrison and Reform will bo supported with great ar dor at the ensuing canvass than that causo has ever received in the Stato of Georgia. Harrison in Tennessee. Bedford county (Tennessee) last August gavo Col. Polk a majority of 500 votes. At a re cent election for county officers, which turned upon party politics, the Whigs triumphed. The Shclbyvillc Locofoco paper, in announcing tho result of tho election says : "It has resulted in a most 'disgraceful defeat of tho Republican par 'ty, and tho most signal triumph of our Federal Whig opponents. Wc arc bea 'tcn badly beaten and it is perfect stuff to say othorwisc." To this wc may add, that a very dis tinguished gentleman of Williamson coun ty pledges himself that his own and the two adjoining countics,Williamson, Jack son and Iicdibrdwill give a heavier ma jority for Harrison than the whole Stato of Tennessee gave for Gov. Polk at the last August election. Louisville Journal KENTUCKY. Wo should like to give to our readers a full account of a grand gathering procos sion, and organised meeting of Whigs in Maysville, Kentucky. It was a tremen dous convocation. About twelve thou sand were present. The tables on which wero spread the meats and other substantial, were ar ranged into a hollow square many hundred lcet in ctrcumlercnco, within which were benches loaded with provisions, piled in large buckeye trays, which constantly supplied the outer table. 1 ho meats wero peculiarly fine and well barbecued tho breads the choicest specimen of the Vir ginia pane and bakers' loaf and all neat ly carved and prepared for tho hungriest and fiercest assault. Hard by was the hard cider table of nortcntious circuit. . . where barrels and hoghsoads of that homo beverage ol tho poor man wero doalt out with true Kentucky huerahty. Wo arc informed that about one hundred carcases of fresh meat, and three hundred joints of bacon were consumed WHAT'S THE MATTER NOW? A letter from Washington, published in the Boston Morning Post, says of the proposed Van Buren Convention at Baltimore : u The conclusion is, that 710 1 Convention, which can be called Na tional, will be field, and that so small a 'portion of the States will send delegates, if at all, as to render it desirable to dis 1 pensc with tho attempt to organize i Convention. So far as tho views of tho 'democratic members of Congress aro concerned, 1 feel fully warranted in say 1 :nir iiat thov arc noarlv unanimous o J against holding a Convention The Federal Government iu the Field I Tho following letter from a Post-master in Massachusssctts has just been brought to light. Salem, March 7th. Ifi.lft. Hear Sir : I have just heard of your brilliant success at your ciecuon. 1 ou nave managed grandly, nnd 1 have no doubt your success is per manent, anil tnat you or some omcr good ucmocrnt will bo clioscn Itepre'eniativo next fall. Allow me to suggest to you the propriety of linding out all tho young Democrats who will become of age iieiorc Hie election. Also, tne names ottnosc per sons who are not assessed, for any renson what ever, nnd have them nssesscil by Mav. Your Se lectnicn can make the poll tax 25 cents, which on being paid constitutes the man a voier, and a', the election if there arc nny persons who cannot pay his tax, ICPI vuuu sr.r. that you are pro vided with the means. ..1 Make every man n voier you can possibly. We must carry tho District and Country nt the next election. 1 think from this and tho last full election you can give us 20 or 25 majority. Call nnd see me when you come in town. Pleate destroy UtU leilei I and believe mu to Le, Sir, yours, truly, C. VVWOODDURY. tt. A. Dodge, Ksq Wenham. Wc trust that tho Whigs every whero will sco how great is tho necessity of vi gilanco and exertion on their part, since tho office-holders of the Federal Govern ment arc thus secretly at work "TO PROVIDE THE MEANS" for car rying tho Presidential election. Wo trust that tho People will ponder upon tho fact heroin revealed, of tho oxislenco of a Government Fund for securing tho rc oloction of Martin Van Buron. " Pay tho poll-tax for all persons who cannot pay themselves," lays this 'hireling' of Mr. Kendall's, and "I WILL SEE THAT YOU ARE PROVIDED WITH THE MEANS." Who wond ers that our national expenditures aro tro blcd under Van Buron rule, when such "miians" arocniployed to carry olections? Who wonders that a yearly emission of ten or twenty millions of Treasury notes js required, when every Post-master is provided with a fund to purchase or pay for Loco-foco voters ? And who wonders that instances of dotection nro rare, when theso dangerous missives end with the in junction, "1'LEASE DESTROY THIS LETTER I" THE PRESIDENT'S GENEROSITY! ThoPooplo havo been showering woalth into the lap of Mr. Van Buhen for thirty years, and until Ifc has become a man of overgrown fortune. No other man in our Republic has been so bountifully dealt with by tho People. Having rolled up a vast fortune, ho is now in tho receipt of $25,000 per annum, and resides in a Palace magnificently furnished from the Public Treasury. Wo havo had frequent occasion to ex- poso and roprobato his profligacy as a Politician, and his worthlessncss as tho Executive head of the Union. Wc come now to show him mean, sordid and un grateful as a man. In his Political Journey through our State, last summer, it will bo recollected that extraordinary efforts were made to imitate, iu the pageantry of his "Recep tion," tho pomp which distinguishes the movements of tho Monarchs of Europe. The parade at Black Rock resulted most disastrously for one of his political friends who was stationed at a Cannon used on the occasion. That man, who supported a Family by his industry, was not only maimed for life, but was deprived of tho arms on which tho Family relied for its subsistence. In his extremity, that man was advised to applied to the Chief Ma gistrato in whoso service and for whose honor he was wounded, for relief. Hero is tho petition : Tonawanda, Jau. 27, 1840. To His Excellency Martin Van Hurcn. Dear Sir With feelings of pride and pleasure I joined my fellow citizens iu your reception at this place, on the second day ofScptcmlcr last. it was my misfortune, on that occasion to have my right arm blowed olt my side severely mangled nd my eyes nearly destroyed by the premature uiscuargo oi iiiueauuou wuu wmcu we weresaiuc iue your departure. This sad accident, attributable to no imnrndenci of mine, has confined me to abed of sickness four months : and during much of the time my recovery has been considered improbable, owing to the wounds in my side, with which I am still afllietcd. My long continued illness has exhausted the little means of support wilh which I was blessed. And 1 nave now a large tamity, consisting ol a Uecrep id revolutionary father, a win and seven children, dependent upon me for their daily bread. The loss of my arm, the affection of my cyej, and the otherwise impaired state of my hca'lth, would alone be a sore aflliction ; but it is made tiouuiy so to mo liy the dependant ami unhappy situation of my family, who, with no morel nan becoming pride, feel deeply anxious to avoid the Humiliating prospect more them, 'lhis change from health and independence to poverty and de formity, and the nearly destitute situation of my beloved family, induce, and I trust will excuse, an application to you for such assistance as you may feel willing, under the peculiar circumstances, to bestow upon me. And it is made with the fond hope that vour generosity will enable me, with my own ellbrts, to nvoid the gloomy apprehension of iwiiik cuiupeiieu iu scck puuui: ciuiruy. wiu, uear sir, if we may be permitted to realize our hopes upon your Lcncvotence, 1 assure you that tne gra titude and blessincs of grateful hearts will follow you, while inyselfand family are permitted to pray for the happiness of our benefactor. KLISHA PAIth'S. We the undersigned citizens of Tonawanda do certify that we are well acquainted with Mr. Parks that the statements in the foregoing letter, with respect to his misfurtnnu and circumstances, are true and that ho is nu industrious man, nnd of good hatiils-. Urial Drigge, John Sweeney, Knfus Tannins', Wm. M. Hickman, Stephen Hull; Wm. Sweeney, .Lawrence Pichard, J. 11. Lathrop, Jacob Kebler, Whitman Jacobs, Daniel C. Jacobs, W.n. H. Harton, AmosPcttet, ' j'aiuei smut, Loren flaly, And what was tho rosponsc of the Pre. sidentoftho United States, to this appeal to his sympathy, his generosity and his justice 1 What was tho amount of relief that our Chief Magistrate extended lo tho destitute wife and children of the man who was thus maimed and mutilated in his service 1 How much of his abundant wealth did Mr. Van Buren bestow upon tho impoverished and suffering family of his friend and follower tho man who votod for him as President and had lost his arm firing a saluto in honor of his visit to Tonawanda? TWENTY DOL LARS ! ! ! Yes, in the abounding liberal ity of his nature the gushing generosity of his heart tho President of tho United States bestowed TWENTY DOLLARS upon tho man ho had bereft of an arm, for tho roliof of a Family whom ho had consigned to hopeless poverty and want! 1 ! Albany Journal. China. Orders havo been recoived at tho Cliarlestown navy yard to fit out for sea, as soon as practicable, tho frigato Constellation, tho sloop Concord, and tho Preble. Thoy aro destined to the East India station, to rcliovo tho squadron here. I a aw u nil, kji wlAlvllNf BUREN. Cf . . . cvcroi was nn active nnd efficient Whig in tho eastern part of this State. Like George uancrolt, I10 tried to induce tho VJ'hitrs o set him up for Congress, but thov didn't choose so to do. Consequently, aftcr va rious sinuosities, he becamo a loco foco and is now one of the most ardent aid un scrupulous of the party. Within n few days, it has been publicly announced that Van Buron has given him an appointment in Havanna, which will doubtless fulnish Alexander something to "butter his bi-cad" with. But our present purpose is to shovr what this gentleman once thought of,' Van Buren, and what opinions he once ox pressed about his his present benefactor Some years since, Mr. Evcrott dclivcrco' a political Oration in Holliston in tint State. In that address wo find soiw choice political items, and a very graph ic sketch of Martin Van Buren. Spcalr ing of him ho says " Throughout his public procecdingt we see the character of the. mam it narrow, sordid, selfish spirit, pursuing tunc cnus uy imic means : no loftiness of purpose no power, depth, or reach of mind no generosity of feeling no prin ciple, and of course nojaith in the exis tence of any such quality in others. II& enters on the high and sacred concerns of tho government in tiic same temper, in which as a village lawyer ho sat down to play All Fours at the ale house, and in just as ready to employ any trick that win increase Ins share ol tho SPOILS OF VICTORY I" Again in speaking of Van Buron's pet ty tricks, he says " His talents, as far as ho possesses any fit him to act upon this theatre. His lit tle, narrow, sordid soul is at home in tho little arts, the little intrigues, the little, miserable, mischievous monkey tricks that may be supposed to decide questions in a council of Chambermaids." So much for the character of his Ex cellency Martin Van Buren. Had this sketch boon drafted by a Whig, it would havo been pronounced a gross slander. As it was written by Alexander H. Ev erett, upon whom Mr. Van Buren has just bestowed an important office, can its truth bo questioned by any ot Everett's broth er Locofocos? Northampton Courier Tamany Hall Ac Gen. Harrison. Tho following condensed account of a dinner given to tho Hero of the Thames at Tammany Hall, when he was on his way to Washington from the scene of his victory, is copied from tho New York National Advocate, of December 4th, 1S13. He was then regarded as one of tho fathers of his country. "Dinner in honor or Gen. Harr'soh. k public dinner was given at Tammanv Hall on Wednesday last under the direction and superin tendence of tho Republican General Committee of New York, to Maj. Gen. Win. H. Harrison. Tho company assembled, amounted to about 300 per sons. The party was rendered highly interesting by the presence of the distinguished orticer in whoso honor it was given, of Gov. Tompkins', and of .Major Generals Dearborn and Hampton, and Judgo 13. Livingston. A great number of officers of tho army and navy,nnd of the volunteer corps of this city attended. The venerable patriot, Col. Rutgers presided, Gen. Smith, Col. Swamvout, Aid. Buck master, and Aid. Wendovcr, assisted as vice pre sidents. "The interior of the Hall was decorated with more than forty national Hag and military stand ards, disposed'wiih great tasto and effect under tho direction of Mr. Holland. Two elegant transpa rencies from the pencil of that gentleman, ador ned the walls ofthe upper and lower ends of tho room. The one represented Gen. Harrison receiv ing the submission of the savage allies, "the de fenders of our faith," who were surrendering their weapons and the presents received from the British to the conqueror, and ollering their t-quaws nnd papooses as hostages of their fidelity. The other exhibited the American Knglc, standing on aroclc in Lake Eric, and proudly expanding its wings over its wnters. From his beak proceeded a scroll inscribed E Pluribus Unum," a view ot the bank and distant waters of the Lako filled the prospec tive. The lout entemble produced by therlagt, thd. paintings and a profusion of light, was singularly picturesque nnd beautiful. On the exterior of the Hall, was placed a very elegant transparency, also from the pcu of Mr. Holland, in the foreground several Indian Chiefs wero exhibited in postures of submission, imploring the clemency of Gen. Harrison, who was pointing to a view in the distance ofthe Battle of the glo riou$ tenth of September. This transparency supported another 111 the form of an elipsis, on which was inscribed 111 large capitals. "HARRISON." "terry." "don't give ur the ship." "The transparencies were, wo understand, pre sented by Mr. Holland ; who also generously vol unteered his services in arranging the decoration of the Hall. "Five tables containing: MXty covers each, and furnished most plentifully with excellent dishes, wero provided for the company. Ornamented re presentations of castles, pyramids, iic. Sic., dis playing the American ling, were arranged on tha tables at appropriate distances, nnd produced a most brilinnt and pleasing eilect. Too much credit cannot be bestowed on Messss. Maitling and Cor 2cns, for the elegant and liberal manner in whicl their visiters were provided. "The distinguished guests were received at tha dining hall, with the music of" Hail Columbia,' from a full and excellent band. As soon ns th company had assembled at the table, an appro priate prayer was ollered by the Rev. Mr. Van Pelt A similar ceremony was observed at the reinovU of the cloth. "After dinner the following toasts were drank, interspcrml with excellent songs from gentlemen ofthe company, nnd music, from the band." The regular toasts then followed, which oun. limited (.pace precludes us from inserting. Among" the volunteer toasts are those of General Harrison, General Hampton, and General Dearborn. This one by General Harrison, is ns follows : "Hy" General Harrison. The freedom 0 the tea nnd the adoption by our government ofthe Romta maxim, which secured to tho citizen his inviola bility. 12 cheer!." The account thu proceeds "After General Dearborn General Hampton, and Governor Tomp kins had retired, tho President gave tho following "Major General Harrison the deliverer of Out western frontier. 17 cheers." "Major General Dearborn 18 deera