Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, July 3, 1840, Page 3

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated July 3, 1840 Page 3
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rind llowcd on In poaco) the Orcen Ililla of Vt., tlio Blue Ridgo of Virginia, and tlio Kocky Mountains of tho West, met nml kissid each other ) trnil from one extremity of thu land lo thu other, thero went up Ono united cry for deliverance from tlio oppressors Wf our common country. Tlio orutor then alluded to Gen. Harrison's humble circttnistnncc, saying that lie might havo been rich had not tho objects of his charity lieon too near at hand. The widows of the revolution nnd his own maimed soldiers eaiuo to his door, mid his wealth hail llowed freely nt the rail of distress After referring must encouragingly to tlio political condition of Pennsylvania, and to the charac ter of tlio namburgh Convention, ho concluded hy nn nlhlion to tlio fact that tlio old soldiers of the Revolution were again buckling on their armor and coining up to do hattlo in tlio cause of civil liberty, lie hoped that liko .Sainpson,tlioy might nt their death day mole than ever before. Exhorting the Whigs ijf Vt., to mil the Hag of their country to the mast-head, lie pledged them tlio support of Novv Vork, and le tircit nmidst tlio loud and enthusiastic cheers of the thousands who had listened to his words of truth and vf power. After tlio slimtlsibr the nniliitudo had somewhat subsided, and at the loudly repeated calls of the peo dc, Gr.x. WILSON, the "long Whig" from the Ora nito State, came forward. We can give no conception of the power and cfliict of his eloquence. The crowd had stood in one solid body for above four hours, in a cloud of dust and beneath a broiling sun s and yet, after having spoken for about an hour, when (len. Wilson intimated a design of drawing his remarks to a close, tlio voice of tlio immense assemblage went up na the voicoofouo man, calling upon him to "goon;" rtnd after having spoken for nearly tiro hours and a half, h was oll'y hy the assurance that he could speak Tio longer with physical ease, that they would allow liim to leave the stand. If this is proof that his re marks lacked force and eloquence, or that his scnti menu did not meet a hearty response among the peo ple of Vermont, let the Sentinel make the most of it. On effect of his delivery wo cannot blip remarking. It is usual at the south and west where it is much wore common than here for political speakers to ad dress tlio peopje in masses fur iheir audii" ' e.v jircss their approbation or displeasure with regard to what is said, by responses on the spot. I Sit t we very much doubt whether it was ever done to any great extent hi Vermont, until her sons listened to the oieo of Wilson. It seemed as if they could not icstra'm Hhcinselvcs ; and often, when, having wound their .minds 10 a pilch of intense excitement by his graphic sketches of political events, he would ask for their opinion on any particular measure, he would receive it in the loud and united shouts of the interested frco men he addressed. Wo must confess our utter inability to convey any thing approaching to an adequate conception of the character of this address. Deprived in that case, as it must be, of its most characteristic excellencies, we shall not attempt any partial outline of its contents. Tlio thrilling i sketches which he gave of commercial 'tvnd universal distress of revolutionary incidents, and of whatever else came within the wide range of his remarks, were impressive beyond description. IIo reviewed in detail, the whole ground which divides the political parties of the day j the destruction of the cur rency; the war upon American industry; the public land policy ; and all the leading features of the pres ent administration underwent his searching scrutiny. Ho alluded in eloquent language to the battle of Platls Iturgh, and exhibited, in this connection, the more than utter neglect with which the party in power have treated our land and naval defences. Many of the iicturcs which he drew of the languishing condition (if .every department of our government, were exceeding ly vivid and deeply affecting. We saw quivering lips mid starting tears in the faces of scores around us of Mem gray headed men, too, whose whole hearts were bound up in their country's welfare, and deeply woun ded at her degradation. Throughout his whole speech, the orator was elo quent and impressive, beyond any thing that has been vitnesed in this section before; and when lie left the ulagc, the voieeof the assembled thousands gave forth a hearty " three times three" to this able and fearless expounder of the rights of the people, and of the cor rupt malpractices of the dynasty by which we arc jtcixo instead of governed. The people went to their homes in every part of this and the adjoining state; but they went only to re volve and ponder in their minds the weighty tiuths . ihey had hcaid. Mouths) of the special pleadings of uch disinterested democrat! as Van Ness, can never counteract the impressions which weie left on their minds. His supple fawnings and hypocritical candor, ' will bo of but little avail when contrasted with the rioblc, whole smiled energy, and the deep, heartfelt earnestness of Oen. Wilson. Jlii voice will long ring in the ears of those who heard him, and the doctrines ho advocated will be carried ou'Mt the ballot box, with n force which will astonish the purse-proud minions of jiowcr. The resolutions were nnanimously adopted. Hon. Geo. P. Marsh reported an address which was ordered to be printed. The following resolution, introduced by Col. J. Cove, ofHutbiud, was rend and adopted unanimously. Resolved, That we lierebv pledge ourselves to each other and to the country, that wo will use our utmost endeavors to restore tlio'govcrnment of the country to the principles on winch it was administered in the re publican days of Jefferson and Madison. JSyHon. Mr. Strong of Rutland, Resolved, That the 'thanks of ibis convention bcjiro frented to the Hon. E. 1). Culver, of ."cv Yoik, and Gen. Wilson, ofjN'ew Hampshire, for their very inter esting and able addresses on the present occasion. Unanimouly adopted. Jlrsnltcd, That the thanks of this convention be cordially tendered to the Hon. Solomon 1'ontu, for the able and dignified and prompt manner in w hieh be has presided over the ino-i imposing convention ever held within the limits of Vermont. Mr. Hriggs from the committee appointed for that purpose, made the following report: To the People of Vermont, note in Convention assembled : The committee to whom was referred the resolu tion on the number anil condition of the log cabins in town, nbd the number of latches uplifted, ask leave to report, that they attended to the duties assigned them, and find ihe whole number to bo 21S, all covered with the productions of the country pino and spruce bark, anil straw many of which mo stationary, and nonie locomotive. Of the number of latches uplifted, the committee cannot speak with certain!) say from 10 lo 1,300. lint of tin, inmates and occupants of the mothers and daughters sons and fathers it is with mingled emotions of pride and pleasure, vour committee aro constrained to say that a pure American feeling is enshrined in a generous and profuse hospi tality, and connected with such cxpausivonndunyield ng patriotism as shall soon respond hiih nnon to the dtwnmgof that belter day inscribed upon our banner. W.M, 1. IllllGGS, ) Zaciiecs IIass. Com. . , . ClIAS. I.V.MAN-, 3 Which report was read and accepted. Whercupon,Mr. llnggs moved the following resolution. Rosolvcd, That wo tender our heartfelt thanks to the citrmis or Darlington, for the very liberal and bos jjitablo manner in which they havu thrown open their doors to the vast numbers ot this convention on iho present occasion, aflordingpructicalcvidcncc that their laich strings were not nulled in f v ' ' . l-uiiatioii. Resolved, That thu proceedings rf this convention lie smiled by the President nml .Secretaries and pub lished in all the whig papers in this State, and in till other papers that daro publish the truth. Convention adjourned. TO THE PE0PLE0F VERMONT, Fr.u.ow Crmrcxs: Tlio purposes for which tne poopio ol tho soveral states of tins Republic united in the establishment of tlio Federal Constitution, arc declared by tlio prcamuio ot tii.ti instrument to ho " to form " a more perfect Union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provido for tlio " common defence, promote the general wel "fare, and secure the blessings of liberty " to themselves and their posterity." In tlio judgment of the sages of that day, theso general objects were not itttainablo by tho separate nwl independent action of the pcoplu or legislatures of tho individual states, and they vvero therefore wisely committed to tho charge ot a central ropiesentattvo government, in which its duo relativo share of power and inllucnco was secured to each independent sovereignly of tho confederacy. Tho constitution confers upon tho national Legislature all tho powers supposed to bo required for thu attainment of tho objects set forth'in the preamble, and makes it tho duty of tho executive to suggest to Congress all legislation needful for that pnrposo. Whenever lliorcfnro theso objects fail to bo attained, in such good measuro as tho im perfection of human Institutions allows, it is a fair and natural presumption that such fail ure is to no imputed lo erroneous or detec tive legislation by Congress. During most of the administration of Gen. Jackson, and through tho wholo of that of tho functionary whoso Inchest tnido it avowedly is to bo known as "tho successor" and disciple of that distinguished personage, tho executive has hee.ii sustained by a deci ded majority in both houses of Congress. I. !.. ....... 4l.,.i ,1... . .1..IM ii uiiu, ni.d uiu i iig mum uuiiuormivo coun cil of the nation was for a timu upbraided as "factious," because it revolted at tho doc trines and language of tho notorious Presi dential Protest, but that body long since wiped oil' tho reproach by cxnunirintr from its journals tlio obnoxious record of its indepen dence, nim whenever a strict party measure has been since proposed and urged by tho executive, its friends havo lacked neither tho power nor tho will to carry it through. It is tlien plain that tlio responsibility ot all im proper and defective legislation hy Congress, for iho last three Presidential terms, belongs to the administration, and with al! its conse quences they are justly chargeable. Lotus now enquire in what measure the benefits proposed to be secured by tho Union of the Slatcs, and the delegation of n portion of l!ioir sovereign rights to a federal govern ment, have uoon realized trom the year 1S2D lo the present day. Have wo enjoyed a condition of perfect union and domestic tran quility, has the administration of juslico by the lawful tribunals been sustained and en forced, has duo provision been made for the common defence, has tiiu menukati wr.r.rAitr. ni.ll.v ,iim.i.m;i aivif rniMiui i;n, itnet Dually has might been done hy this or tho lato ad ministration, to MAINTAIN' I' on. oimsr.i.vr.s Oil Tosncuiti: to of it imistkiiitv Tiir BLESS INGS OF LIBERTY 1 These aro ques tion, fellow citizens, which the boldest par ti.an of the present executive dares not an swer in the nflirmativc, and the voice of thun der in which millions of freemen aro now repeating them has penetrated the inmost recesses of tho While House, and made to quake upon his throne the stipple intriguer, who crepi lino tnai gorgeous palace, when the Man of Iron strode out. But let tts look more particularly at the separate clauses of the preamble. "To form a. more perfect union, and to insure domestic tranquility." Is it not notorious, that our whole countrv has been shaken, rent, divided, by the impla cable rancour of party dissension, that elec tions in the principal cities in the union have been absolutely controlled by violence, lawful voters driven back from tlio polls, and illegal Miiu.iges lorcioiy inriist into tlio hallot Doxcsf Have not men been taught that they owe allegiance not to their counlm. but to their party, and has not this doctrine produced its naitii.u iruiis in too general disregard ol the obligation of the freeman's oath, in the con version of the sessions of Congress from a theatre of honest discussion and grave delib eration into an arena of factious dUcord and brawling violence, and finallv in the utter ex clusion ot a sovereign slate from her place in the councils of tho nation'? litis not the mutual alienation of tho North and the .South been promoted, encouraged, and tanned into a flame that, until better counsels found place among ihu people, had well nigh severed the political bands which hold us together "To establish justice." An able and independent judiciary is not only the source, but the only certain bulwark of impartial justice. There must in the nature of things exist in every well organized government some common tribunal, empow ered to determine, 'in the last resmt, .ill ques tions of conllicting authority and jurisdiction, and to pronounce upon the interpretation and construction of tho laws of the land. Such authority the constitution confers upon tho courts of the United States, and the judges of these tribunals are made independent oV the executive, in order that their decisions may not he massed by tear or lavouroftho oflicers whose duty it is to administer the law which the court expounds. The cabinet of Gen. Jacksonhrst broached the monstrous doctrine that every department of the Government was supreme, independent and irresponsible in itself, and that itxvas the duty of executive oflicers to execute the constitution and laws, "as they understand them," without being bound by the construction sanctioned by the constitutional expounders of tho law. 1 n ac cordance with their principle, solemn decis ions of tho Supreme Court of tho United States, in matters of life and liberty, have been disregarded and its mandates openly set at defiance, nor has this dangerous and disorganizing doctrine been renounced or disowned in word or deed by the present ad ministration. "To provide for tho common defence." This clause embraces not only the pro tection of the people of the Union and its territory from foreign invasion, but the niain tnaneco of such fleets and armies as are re quired in time of peace, the construction and provisioning of defensive works, the prepara tion of arms and munitions of war, and tho arming and organization of tho militia. Although tho kindness of Providenco, and the pacific inclinations of the christian world, rather than the wisdom of our rulers, have hitherto preserved us from open hostilities with the nations of Europe, yet tho adminis tration has found abundant opportunity to show that tho operations of the General Government, in all our relations with for eign powers have been conducted upon the same unwise, self-seeking, and unprincipled system, which characterises the domestic pol icy of the present Executive. x'o i., i.,.. Uen, ...i ,,o.i.u, him aro, on the verge of a war with the most formid able of European powers, upon a question of minor importance, except as a matter of piuicqiiu, .i question wnoro wo aro clearly and indisputably in the right, and tho whole difficulty of which grows' out of a virtual concession of the point in dispute by Gen. Jackson's cabinet. What has tho present Executive done to retriovo this deplorable error of his predecessor 1 Have wo any irood reason to believe that tho question is nearer a favorable settlement than it was in 1821) ? Again, let us look at tho war with tho Flor ida lndiuns. Tho wholo disposable milita ry force of the nation is employed for many successive years, at an cxponso which threat ens to equal that of tho lato war with Great Britain, in dislodging a few hundred naked savages from their swamps, as yet with ab solutely no success, except a neitv advnn. itage gained over an Indian chief hy the ku.iwii.i) ui .in muericnn onicer: 'i0 ""' has been donionilizod.by making nppointinonts and proinotioiisdenmi.l . lint mm. on professional ability and fidelity, but upon political subserviency and efficiency, und tho inujijiiisiruiioii is now recomiuoiKiingthocrcu t'lOll of a STANDIMI akmv or TWO 11UN 1HEI THOUSAND MEN, under the protenco of organizing the militia. "To promote tho general welfare." This is perhaps tho most coinprohonsivo clause in the preamble ttbirli wo aro consid ering, and it is by virtuo of a similur expres sion in the nrticlo of the constitution which defines the authority of Congress, that that body claims and exercises its largest powers. The practical exposition of this clatiso ap pears lo have been that Congress, when not otherwise restricted hy the fundamental law of the land, may legislate on ull subjects, in which the whole people have a common inter est. Willi the exception qf comparatively unimportant difficulties with tho Indian tribes, wo havo enjoyed a period of about twenty five years of profound peace. The harvests have in general been exuberant, foreign cap ital has llowed in abundantly for permanent investment, the public revenue of tho nation has in general greatly oxceeded tho wants of tho government, and tho people have been orderly and industrious. With these ele ments, it should seem not a difficult problem so to govern a free people as to render thoin prosperous and happy. What then have the present anil late administration done to pro mote the welfare' of a people, which ton years since was the freest and the most pros perous upon the face of tlio globe To what cause hut the acts and neglects of our government can wo nscribo tho notorious facts, that tho national Treasury, which lately overflowed, is now bankrupt; that ever)' branch of industry is prostrated; that the price of every article of American growtli or produce, and even of labour itself, is reduced to rates ruinous aliko to tho labourer, the agriculturist and the manufacturer ; that the pecuniary credit of the union, and of the slates, is at the lowest possible ebb; that we aro wholly without an adequate circulating medium, and that a spirit of mutual forbear ance nlonu lata liltliertu saved bulb creditor and debtor from common ruin ? It is idle to ascribe tho universal prostration of the ener gies ofayotithful people to the trifling, partial, and inadequate causcsby which the subsidized presses and partizans of the present dynasty attempt lo explain it. Tho people know tho causes, and the authors, and they will redress themselves by the speedy removal of both. "To secure tho blessings of liberty, to our selves and our posterity." We como now to the chief grievance of which the American people have to complain. The other evils to which wo have alluded are endurable, because they arc in their nature temporary, but when the foundations on which rest all our free institutions arc sapped, when the constitution itself is shaken, when the utter perversion and misapplication of all the powers conferred upon the federal gov ernment lead men to question the utility of a central power, and to calculate the value of the union, it is time to recur lo first principles, and to inquire whether it is yet too late to repair what it may otherwise soon be out of our power to rebuild. We use no idle words, when wo say that the downward progress and tendency of our system of government has for tho last ten years filled the friends of ra tional liberty with dismay, and that many of the wisest observers among us do now look forward with more of fear than of hope. Tho prodigious increase of the power and patronage of the federal government, the daring usurpations ol the executive and of Congress, the reckless and profligate expen diture of tho public moneys, tho shameless adoption and avowal ol the principle that public office is tho appropriate reward for party services, the regular and constant em ployment of the entire power and resources of the government in maintaining the ascen dancy of a party, and, as in the lato case of New Jersey, the abandonment of forms of proceeding to which obvious necessity and long use had given the forco of law, these in deed, when considered as tho fruits of but ten years of misrule bv a trovcrnmont elected by die people, arc enough to excite the jealousy, and rouse tho vigilance, of tho most confident and sangtiiuo admirer of republican institu tions. But the past ten years have been years of feverish excitement, and the people arc now awaking as from a distempered dream. I he whole nation had been infected with a recklessness and impatience of spirit, which finally found vent in a career of reckless speculation; and the propensity to indulge in these adventurous schemes was most unfor tunately countenanced by tho policy of tho government in relation to the public domain, and tho currency. Vast tracts of land were thrown into the market, and made subject to entry at government prices; settlers were induced to occupy these as well as unsurvcy ed lands by the promise of pre-emption laws; emigration to the more inaccessible and remote territories was encouraged by the expectation that rail roads,canals,and artificial harbours would he constructed throughout the mighty west at the national expense, and for all these enterprises the means were abundantly supplied by the mushroom banks, which it was the policy of tho dominant par ty to substitute tor the Hank of the United States. Overtrading witli Europe was pro moted by connivance at frauds on the reve nue laws so extensive as to be of themselves sufficient to ruin all tho manufactures of the nation. But these delusions have passed away with the administration which ushered them in, and tho approaching crisis will show our rulers that there is a point, beyond which tho people can neither Ire driven nor led. The imposing personal eliaractcr and distin guished military services of Gen, Jackson covered and atoned lor a multitude of polit ical errors, but his successor can avail hiin- sclfof no such mantle fur the disguiso of his own failures. A man of the commonest grade of talent, the originator of no conspic uous measure of public policy, possessed of no shining qualities, and who can bo charac terized only as being characterlesshe must bo -..(... i iu Lio Ji.df.oJ hy tho ri..ilK- of his.iil- miuibtration, and the man who was not asham ed to avow himself to be tho head, not of his people, but of his party, will speedily find that party to be but a loan minority. We have thttsj fellow citizens, in accor dance with tho spirit of tho times, gono back to first principles. Wo have briefly inquired into tho purposes and duties of the federal government, and touched upon somoofthe points in which for more than ten years, it has been grossly nial-administcrcd. Having pointed out tho evil, wo aro now to suggest tho remedy, and in this tho voieeof tho pub lic has long since anticipated Us, The ser vants of the people had indeed become their masters, but the rightful sovereigns aro about to resume that authority, which comos to them from a source higher than all writton law, and to delegate tho reins of government to abler and more trustworthy hands, Wo do not think it hecessary to dwell upon tho character and services of tho distinguish ed citizen, who is destined to lead the frcoinon of the union to triumph over domestic fac tion, as in other days ho led tho armies of his country lo triumph over her foes. Wo worship noifl, wo bow to no faction, wo acknowledge nllegianco to no narrow party, Tho Union, the Constitution words that onco stirred men's blood liko tho voice of tho trumpot are our watchwords, ami wo aro detoruiinod that tho sacred principles of rational freedom which in bettor days wcio our just pride shull henceforth ceaso to bo what inisgoveriimcnt has 'well nigh niado them but nn empty boast. Tho man of our choice is a citizen of tried and primitive patriotism, of unshaken independence, of approved ability and experience, of unim peachable integrity, and though in a green old ngo, of vigorous anil unclouded intellect. How superior, fellow citizens, aro theso qual ifications to thoso of tho smooth partizan, who professes no enlightened regard for tho law and constitution, who is guided by no lode-star of political principle, who declares that ho can raise his eyes no higher, and take in no larger field of vision, than to enable him to discern ntul follow "the footsteps of His predecessor." know that wo have much to strucrgrc against. An unscrupulous executive, with overgrown patronage, backed-by a devoted party, and controlling the whole rcsotirtes of the nation, is no contemptible onnoicnt. Tho administration havo on foot a nunicious irray. Office-holders, and office-seekers, subsidized printers, post masters, census-.a- kcrs, collectors, inspectors, and all tho under lings of the ciisloni-hottse, contractors for pub lic works, agents, sub-agents, and superin tendents a motley crew, whose name ii Legion. All these, and their retainers, arc to bo met, vanquished, discomfited. We have the best reasons for the cheering confi dence that our sister states will well andVini ply redeem tho pledges, which every day brings us from distant quarters of the Union, and we have no fears that Vermont, at tho final charge, will slain her well earned and unspotted reputation. Vermont alone has never bowed to tho idols of tho dominant party, and sho will not now turn and aid in setting up Dagon in his place nsraiu. Our own state enjoying the undivided praise ol being found r.vnn. r.uTiirui,, is fortunately to have tho honor of being in the front rank in tho approaching preliminary contest, of the fall elections. But few states precede us, and we firmly trust, that on the first Tuesday in

September, we shall show our sister states an example worthy of our character an earnest oi'lhc victory which in a subsequent mouth is destined to perch upon tho banners of tho friends of the integrity of tho constitu tion. It is a leading object with our oppo nents to change the issue, and to divert tho attention of the freemen from the real ques tion before us. They -would not have you influenced by what you have heard, what you have seen, and what you havo suffered. They would amuse and beguile you with misrepresentations concerning the remote past, in order that you may find less time for inquiring into tho corruptions of the present, and the prospects of the future. But thov underrate the intelligence and patriotism of the wings. We shall bo deceived by no false issues, wc shall bo diverted from our fixed purpose of political reform by the revival of no buried and forgotten animosities. Our opponents well know that at this mo ment the whig ranks embody a vast majority of the lawful freemen of the republic, and their only hope is that what has been an hon est difference of opinion may be converted by their artifices into an element of dissen sion and discord. Let us defeat this hope, let us pioservc our s"-cngth unimpaired by division. Forgetful of minor iliHerences and obsolete questions, lotus act in concert upon the great and cardinal points where till true friends of their country are agreed, and let us inscribe upon our banner the well-spoken words, "Union amont. Tin: Whigs rou thu sAKrc or THE UNION." THE LADJKS AND THE TIPPECAOE CLUB. In acccorilanco with a resolution submitted by tho Hon. Timothy Fullctt, at thicr last regular meeting, the "Tippecanoe Club assembled at tho Log Cabin, on tho square, at four o'clock on Wednesday afternoon, to make arrangements for receiving the Banner to ho presented to them hy tho Lawks or Bui:i.ington. Gen. Wilson from New Hampshire and a largo number of delegates to the State convcdlion were iu attend ance. A procession was formed, which, escorted hy the Woodstock Band, marched up Pearl st to the houso of Judo Footo, iu front of which tho Ladies were assembled. At tho request of the Ladies, Mr. Henry Halo of tho University presented the Banner accompanied by tho fol- Imi'ilifrndllrCSS. JIu. l'nr.smr.NT, anu Gr.sTrn.Mr.s or the AsforiA tion: In behalf of the ladies of lliirlineton, 1 have been requested to irewnt you this Jtanner which was wimiLiht by their liandn. The Ladies innUo this humble nfiorinq'rn a proof of their eontideneo iu tho purity ef tbopriueipiea which your Association wns funned to promote, as nn evi dence that they dexiro Mifctes to ibo giritt cause for which you are ulleoutendimr, and above nil, tn u mark of their renard for the unobtrusive virtues, and their urutitudo for tho patriotic sei vices of tlio noble Cliii f tain whose valor won tho victory from which your club was imnud. A son of ono of that band of patriots wlino names aroiillhedto thu charier of jnur liberties cnimuis sinned in his youth by the bather of his country to defend an infant Republic against tho inclusions of a savaofoe transferred by thu successor of tho same ureal man, to the e'nil command of tlio North western Territory duriiijrtlw lato war with llritain, plural by Iho illustrious Madison at the head of yourfrallant fol diers to wipe nil' from your national arms thu dhjirnro which had been brought upon them by lhotreachery of tlidl at Iho advent of peace, honored by tho l,vu islalure of his ndopied slate, with u scat iu the coun cils of hU country and finally, pent by iho younger Adams as Ambassador to n foreign !onrt he has left in all theso fphcics of netion, dissimilar ns they ate, isibtc traces of an ('illumed and liberal mind, of a hem I. L'cnerous. beiiCMilenl nml brave- inuforineilv leuiperiner lheeourno of the .Soldier with the mild nnil iieaciful virtues of the .Sinltsman. Hut while us yet, no had hardly entered upon thedisclmme of his duties as minister to that Court tlio last olllcn boerr held under llio general (tovernmeut and befoio tho least intelligence had been ieccied nt hoiuoiurejiard lo' the manner in which ho wasperfnnuiiifr theiii, before iho nimblest murmur of disapprobation had been breath ed nuainst him, he wiih iinlely di9inised from iho cm nlnviucntofa roinilrv. tu whose semen ho In,. I , ,,,. ,, liray, and sent, in lioneM poverty, lo spend Iho remain der of Ins days in Ins lunnble dwellinp; on tlio hanks of the Ohio. And what was iho crime for which ho was lints recalled 1 had h nrfilecled any duty 7 be trayed any Hum I or proved recreant to tho interests of liHCountry I Nol Orntleimn. Huthiscn'moWn that,m tho maturity of hie jxiwcin, ho still chetished l Hid liwwlrimcenr i 1 - wo have much to striiff fr; I tluwo principles In. which Ins youth waa nurtured. It wu, that with Ihoinauljfspirit of n ficumali hoir iiiamtiuii tho precepts inxlilltd into his youthful mind by Yasiii.nokn nml iMAtiisto.v. Hut now, moiled by the enll of his country from Hint ob scure retftiil, to which tho persecution of hii enemies liail ctiiupullcd him to resort for the support tf all old fiL'oiriiciic)i(tvr llwnrfd qf iimrWiV' for hy the "tpollnftnfflre Mii untrammelled by iho lies of parly, lie is culled by the voieo of n nntlotl torcslore the better days of thu Republic mid wear the hmhest lioimirt which the l'copu: run confer. 1 o seenrp the (.lection of this gallant Chieftain, this mo truo-hcartcd L'.intlcman," nml to establish tluno great principles with which Ins whole life is identified, is the patriotic purpose for which your Association lias been formed. As a token of their npprotiation of your noble un ilnriakinir, Iho ladies of llnrlimilon havo wroit'dit, with their own fair hands, this eleirnnt llanner which, in their name, is now liresenled in vmi , nml lliev have inscribed it with that beautiful sentiment which ex presses their confidence in Iho final triumph of the cause. Disappoint not this expectation. Hut cheered mid nnnna edby the smiles of the Pair mid the tip plauso of tho frond, cease not from your exertions till Hint "brishlnr day" thdl dawn and the halo of its glory encircle ho brows of your Harrison. Hie motto with which the banner wns inscribed, .as " The daunting of a brighter day." To which the President of the Club made the following reply. LADir.s : In behalf of tho Tippccanoo Club of the Town of Burlington, I rocoivo lliissplen- (iiii iiuiinui , .uiu lunucrio mo young liaihos our thanks for tho elegant manner in which thov navo prepared it, and the honor they have done us in presenting it. umnngas it does from llio fair hands of tho descendants of the Whigs of llio devolution, wo will preserve it as a token of our respect for its donors; and an n proud memorial of llio liberal ity and patriotism of tho Fair of our country. Wc rogard this ovidenco of your approbation of our exertions in common wiih tho groat Whig party of the Union, to Reform tho abuses of tho present prolligato administration, as most inuv ciiueringaiKi encouraging. Wc will hang mil this beautiful banner, upon tho outer wall ; and show lo tho world thai a brighter dav is dawning, upon thin fair Ttopub lic, when the spiritol" licform will pervade tlio wholo country, and elevate to the first oflicc iu the gift of nfrca proplc, that distinguished hero, patriot anil statesman, Wim.iam Hr.NKY Haii- itiso.v, the man of our chotcc.called Tii'itcanoc." After the President had concluded, at tho loud and repeated calls of the auditors Gen. Wilson came forward, and after acknowledging the corn- plimcnt paid him proceeded to say in substance, that it was but a fow moments since that he had been informed that any ceremony of tlio kind was intended. But said lie, that man must have no heart who on iuci an occasion has no good word to ofTor. The Ladies have eotne up to our help, and are thus encouraging our hearts and holding up our hands in tho work which engages our efforts. And why Ladies aro you doing this! What is e it that has induced you thus lo take an interest in the political struggles of our coun try J Why have you woven this beautiful ban- ncr and given it into the hands of your young and patriotic townsmen? Is it because you sec the commerce of tho country ruined her currency destroyed her business prostrated ! Is it because you have seen her wharfs deserted her markets empty and her shops cleared ! This you may have seen ; but it is not this that brought you here. You have seen of late a great depreciation in tho morals of your beloved coun try and this you havo traced directly to tho do ings of the present party in power. And this it is iu my poor judgment that has awakened your feelings : it is iu this respect that in the words of your bcatiful motto you see " tho dawn of a brighter day." After a few more remarks of this kind Mr. Wilson, by a natural and easy transition paid an eloquent and feeling tribute to the character and devotion of the mothers of the revolution; and then, directing the attention to the situation of the inhabitants of the Western States during tiio last war, he sketched most viv idly boiiio of the domestic, incidonts of the time, when every family went to rest in dread and ter ror ; trembling for the lives and for all the bless ings that make life dear. At tho call of Hauki son, then would tho mother lead her son to the door, exhorting him to fight bravely tho battles of his country, and gazing after him with stream ing eyes and gushing agony until his manly form was lost in the twilight would she go to her clo set and with a firm heart and fervent cries pray to the God of Nations to be with him whom her her heart loved best. Long weeks of anxious but confiding suspense did she then pass await ing the return of her sole support ; and when at last she received him safe at the hands of his gallant leader, or learned from bis lips the talc of his sad but glorious fall, her heart went forth in thankfulness or in humble submission towards Him iu wiioso hands aro the issues of life and of death. He portrayed in beautiful language and in spirit strring tones tho high services of the noble chieftain under whoso banner wc arc again Hocking lo the standard of our Union, for which " the blessing of tnuurnds of women and chil dren, rescued from the savage scalping knife of the ruthless savage of tho wilderness and from the still more savage Proctor," rest on his head and on the beads of his gallant army. His remarks, enforced as they were by a most earnest manner, produced a thrill of emotion in his hearers, of which this slight and im perfect sketch can convey no impression : and at their conclusion, the eloquent speaker was greeted by tho waving of handkerchiefs from the Ladies, and the repeated cheers of the throng around him. At tho conclusion of Gen. Wilson's address, the Club returned to the Cabin and passed a res olution to publish the above proceedings. PRESENTATION Or A FLAG TO THE W11KJS OF VERMONT. On Thursday morning, agreeable to previous ar rangement, a procession was formed, and proceeded to llnnk-strcct, for tho purpose of receiving a banner, liresenled by iho I.Amcs ot' Kcrhncton to Iho Wuios or Vermont. A hollow bnuaro was formed opposite tho Ladies Seminary, when tho Marshal introduced G. K. Piatt, Esq. to tho Ladies assembled. Miss Mayo, in behalf of the fair donors, presented Ihe ban ner, in thu name of tho "Ladies of Ilurlington, to the "Whigs of Vcriuctnt, as an expression of their deep "interest in the present rejoicing and triumph, and "their nrdent wishes for tho success of tho heroic Harrison." to which Mr. Piatt replied : Ladies of Hcrungtom i It is with no feelings such us nro enkindled iu ordinary limes and upon all occasions that I, in behalf of iho Whigs of the Green Mountain State, accept of you this standard. No I the feeling which is awakened is of a deeper tone. It is a feeling which, although it can never bo fully ex pressed, is nevertheless ono which is common to all true lovers of their country; tho feeling of tho patriot. And insipid would it bo in us to fiipposo that all the return which wo aro called upon to make for this no ble gift, is merely to entertain a la&ting and personal resp( et for tho individual donors. A higher and more devated counsel than that brenihes from this banner. It is that sumo counsel which was given us bv our falheis when Ihey bcqueallud to usour land, lis in siitulions and onr liberty, li is a counsel which nil vises us nf principles; of principles that should ever be nsdear lo us as our fortunes, our lives and our sa- ereu minor. In receiving this banner then, wo nro reminded that although no foreign enemv is now stalking through our land, pillaging our fields and desolating our (be sides, piilf that wo havo an enemy nt homo against whom wo nro to make a vigorous, and ns wo hope through the aid ofrt propitious Providence, a success ful warfare. Wo nro reminded Hint n political strug gle is before lis--a struggle bv wluehour country, now gro ining under n load of wrongs nnd abuses neaH'ii upon it ny an evil nihuiiustrnlioii, is lo no re deemed! Wo nro reminded ilnn uo once had nnd lived under a rnusntutinn, iho wise provisions of which when eatiied out nccordini? lo their true spiui, eMen iiiiir luoiecuoii 10 every inciuoer oi inis uuni luntectinii in irnil is in political family, idiovvcurtg down its blessings foualpiofusion both upon (ho rich ilnd' the poor. We aro reminded thtrt although the form tf that constituiioti vtill remains, yet that Ui tplrit is thi,' and Ihat instead thereof, n spirit of corruption has tfotie Ihroiiyh lb? laud. Wu mo ruiuitidcii that tlmo men who now sit tit (lie helm of state, disrcfptd' inir the wise maxim of Washington, the father ol'our country, who said that ho government toulil l'cgnm, unless it mode the protection qf (he rights nf the people iti great end, aro now looliint; forward iiot tolhc protection of ilioc sacred rnjhts, but merely 'to the iipbuildiiifrof themselves. I. Antes i let uiu nssurn you that tho voice which you have spoken has not fallen upon deaf earn or Junto hcarls, The freemen of Vermont tiro uwniu of the work which lies before Hieiuntid to the performance of which their united ellorls aro calbd. liuoyed up by n conscionncs that they haven't,') upon llnir side ihey arc ready for llio political contest and tho conviction Hint the cause which ihey nrn endeavoriiiL,' to susliin is Iho cause iu which are enlisted the hearts of tho niolliers and dauiditcrrf of the land is no small incen tive to tluir exertions, Hest assured Hint our moun tain ions do and ever ihall rapondto uur country's coll. Acain let mo repent that we iovfully receive of you I ns standard, fully persuaded tha't upon us is imposed lliuptcru and imperious dulv ofprocrinfirt banner as pure from all political and mnral stnin, ns aro pure, Viitnous and vatrintic llm litnrls nod intentions of itJ fair donors. This is an rlcjpnitly wrought silk banner, tastefully wreathed with flowers ( and, like that presented to the Club, docs'ijreat credit to thu f .adieu. On one sido i a larflo rajjle, bearint; up tho names of Harrion ntul Tj Icr, and hnldinjxin the scroll, "Harrison our rescue" On tho levcrso ''Thus do our Mountain Pons respond lo their country's call." Just as llio cere mony closed, scvtr.il of the county delectations catnc past, in procession, accompanied by bands of music, and it is nocdloss lo say, that they discharged in stnnter the first instalment of their gratitude for this grateful donation, by ditto cheers, continued through a litis of more than half a mile. DINNl'iltAT TllU I.OO CAI11N'. Wo ovro an apology, for not bcim: nblo to idvn an account of tlio dinner nt tho Lo Cabin on thu-.)ih. l!ul by some strange oversight our reporter was not on" tho ground, and we now find it impossible to col lect the toasts. Jlifkly-ont old voluans sat down to the first table, nt which SJlmco.s Ilootcr.n, 101 years old, presided, assisted by Arou.os Acstiv, as ieu president. The scene was ono of surpasuing interest, and tho best spirit imaginable prevailed. .Some excel lent loats Were drank, and some good "lories told. Mr. Hooker, above alluded to, is a native of .StmbniU.'O .Mass. and served under Kuiiidcs in llio Trench war. J le nNo served during the revolutionary war, and has been for the past 13 years a resident o'f YVcstfonl, iu this county. .Sergeant I).v was also there with the sword that I.af.iyetle gave him. Ono was at the taking of Coimva'llis another was on board the Jer sey prison ship and one old man, whoso name wo do not now recollect, said he was a prisoner with llur goyno when he surrendered, and, said lie, suiting the netion to the word, "I grew two inches that day, and shall grow another this !" The dinner, was prepared in excellent tastebr Mr. Blaekman, and this old htrocs tnjoytd it lo the life. Till: I.AIMUS OK HimUNlSTON. Wo hare placed in our columns to-day as full an ac count ai possible, of the presentations of two Hags by thu young ladies of this village to the Whigs of the .Statu. Hut wc should fail nf expressing our cordial gratitttdo if we did no more than this. Wc regard it tu a fact mot highly honorablo to the Ladies them selves, as well as encouraging lo the Whigs, thu we arc sustained and chuered on by tho united approval of the Ladies throughout theUnion. And hcreis a token tint onr President is fast losing tlio only hold which ho ever po3scssed upon the regaid of those whom ho has trampled under foot. Van Huron has always been noted for his agreeable and courtly manners: he has a smile ccr readv for all and has been somewhat celebrated for his address in securing iho cdmiratiun of iho fair. Hut they are now turning from his cold ami hollow hearted gentility, and are Hocking by tli'ousands to tho standard of the warm hearted and chivalrous Hero of tho West. True manliness and substantial worth possess fur them more powerful attractions than all the simpering airs and supple graces of the drawing room I lero; They are crowding hy thousands to the side of Harrison and his defenders; they shew themselves grateful for his protection in thedays of our country's pcril.andardent in their admiration of his trwdand sterling integrity. The fair ladies of our own beautiful village have shown that they aro by no means insensilile lo the high character of our candidate for the Presidency. As tokens of their zealous co-operation in our cllort-', they havo wrought with their own hands, two neat and tasteful banners, inscribed with appropriate mot toes, and presented them to tho associated Whigs of the Stale. Kor this they aroentiiled to their wannest thanks i and tint man' must bo indeed without a heart, whom these marks of approval, coining from the quarters they do, do not arouse to renewed exertion and still more burning enthusiasm in tho cause of Harrison anil Reform. m THE LAST IlESOKT. Wa civo it up, now! The locofocos aro scouring this coiintr, HIRING WHIGS TO ATTEND THEIR CEI.EItlUTION on Saturday ! We mean what vro say. Niimcro'is inlnccs ere itbin our knowledge; and for the purpose of bringing the charge to a noilit, wc name Col. Parker. On Wednesday last, do paid a man in llio town of Westford half a dollar, on condition that he should attend on the 4lh, and walk in their procession ; and this, wo stand ready In prove, if Mr. P. ilonics it. This is doing all owr the county; and thisis the way Mr. Van Ness expects to revolutionize Vermont. Is' this not patriotic, in the extreme? how disinterested! to lecture fir nothing, ntul hire men lo listen ! Wc intend to li-tcn to Mr. Van Ness on Saturday, and wo want our half dollar in advance ! JfSomeof the delegates to the late convention be ing unable lo get near enough to the speakers to hear tin in distinctly, it was proposed to divide the people into tcreral imrtU companies of ten or IwcUe thousand, that all might bo accommodated. a r.orn CAM.. When Mr I'oote, the Pcsidentof the great conven tion, took the chair iu the afternoon, ho called the Peo ple to order in the following manner. "Tor. Fucn- JIGS or VcllMONT WlLt, riXASF. C0J1C TO 0Uf R." In this town, on tlio 2!)th tilt, by Rev. J. K. Con verse, Mr. Zeoina Estmn, of 'LovvUI, Illinois, lo lo Miss Mary JancCornino, daughter of Capt. Ma lachi Corning. , In litis town on the 33d of Mav, Lucy, aged 2 years and 7 months; and on the 2flih of June, Cornelius, aged 5 years chddtcn of Geo. W. and Esther Thomp- St! S; a c - : 3 ? P. i ?P X -S3 q .A I 2 Y i V 3 S ?2 Z tr:- " x - s JS iS n S a a a s ? I i? . 3 5 h- ... c CARD EDITOR! U., 1'ho Editor of Iho I'rco Press l "s lonvo t ) tonjvr lo Mr. I ATilow (Hid his nw inks of the llahanliM land, that acknowledgement wbn h ,t would havj l)(.cn his pleasure to nuikc m prrson had creumsiuii ces pernnlt.il, for a serenade and other se-iulitalit inaiiifesliiliotisiir ih,ir good will, on the iv.inn- of tho jfolh. His children, unlike Amos kVndiill'.i. wau liolfiighletied Iroiu tlioir propriety, ,m they nxmiu us that thiM-ratefid visitation was followed hy llio awectest sleep, and fullest boding ditaniN Hint ever entered ,111 tho bead of drowsy man. Wu tuid its inspiriiliouiulheirjii.vousiiniiiiatcdconntcinnerjiti.jxt inorinliif 1 mnl, ns Ihey nro part and patetl with our self, welieg lo asiue the goiillemeii of Hi band that wo cordially appreciate their kuidinss. VAiet. ffsntvtd, by iho Wide delegation from Alhuridi, on board; he steam boat llinluiion, returning bom Iho Whig Stuto Convention, In Id at RurlingtoTi. t 011 the 2.)lh mstaiil, that we tender onr wannest and ,t cordial thanks t ib M(, , f ,.,); fJf our very cordial reception and r.ni. rtainm, nt dtirui" the saidconvciiiioti. .1. M. MOTT, Cwiim. " .m. li. .Sowm:., Secretary. A CARI; " Tho members of tlio Moutpelier Hand, bog leavo lo present their gratrful acknovvlcdgi.i( iita tu Mr. J Densmohi: and family, for their hospitality and cour. tesy so kindly inhibited to them wlnl in attonJanw upon Ihe Into Whift Convention at Hurlin-'iort. July I, 1110. A CHID. Tho Whig? of Washington, Oranco and Caludoun couutio", beg leave lo present their gral. fid aekiiowl. edgmeiUs lo their fellow Wines of llurlnmioii, for their ho-piialily and courtesy -o kmdlv nu wled tu tliem, in throwing their doors WIDE OPES fir their accommodation during tho lalu Whig CoiivtiHwiiui that place. WM. M RTIN, Vice Pics't for Wa!i. S. . FLINT, Marshal. $ ml m Co. A' -,.Vv ,:N N':V- r'-"''. I t Or. T. KENDRICK, Marshal, J an ( 1. li. CH WDLEIf, V Pres'l, ) Cakdo--r. ,,?.,0!S,!fi n"''" -Vnlnil, J ma Co. , " illL' I1"'-"' ui liurliiigt.in. St. JohniUry and Chelsea are requested to puhludi the above. , Tho officers and soldiers of ill American Rcvolu lion, who, thank God, w, re able to uie'l lliuir kll.iw tilizens 111 the State Convention at I'.nrlingtoii, on Hoi 2.)th(.r.liine, tlm-puhlielv tender their grnnnd ao kiiow leil"emcnts to Hie Cominiiue r,f Anam uoc U and the good people of l!iuii..ton fir tin ir kind earn and ho;etablo treatment. We shall cv. r 1 ,njr with gialitudo tho liberality of the voun" win s of Liu ingtoii, for Iho excellent dinner' tlu v g.ivo us al Hie Jog cabin ; and we lejoieed lo see in lli'r 01 so lmioh of Huspiiltol their fathers, who siyiied tin eliarti.r of our liberty 111 '7U, and of th.iso they beheld l, fore. them, who fought and bled to srenre its hln.-ings t fiunrn genc-ations. We fondly hop,, and beb' Ve Hial we bo. bold 111 them Iho germ of that iree of lib.rlv ahnoil destroyed hy tho rude blasts of power, biil'wb eh, if well nursed nnd watered, will ai-iiii -now m, i fprcnil its branches until all the inhabitant of our great republic may sit under its shadow, when there shall bo none to molest or nnkeafiaidm all our Amen, can border, and when we shall be slerping with th others who have gono before tu to their silent resting ti ace. 0 bid you a last farewell, with our pateruil Messing. CARD. Tlio Marshal of the Slate Convention takes th!a method of expressing his thanks n tb,. -inr.i,.,i who were on duty on tint day, and cprcWIy to thu four field divedon Marshal-, for Ih.ir prompt and very efficient assistance 111 forming the processioii.agreuibl? to the plan of organization. Mil !ii COUNTY CON VUNTION. Tho subscribers hereby give notice that a eonvan. lion of the freemen of the county of Chittenden, op. poed to Ihe pre-ent national nilininistralion, and in favor of Harrison and Reform, will beholden al lliw Eaglo Hall iu WillUton, on THURSDAY the NINTH day of July inl., nt 10 o'clock, A. M. for the purpose of nominating candidates for Senators for said eouatyv WM. WESTON, 1 G. A. ALLEN, W.M. R. PEASE, I Couniv P. H. ONION, I Commituo. ANDREW WARNER. GEO. K. PLAT'l'i J r r s t e 1 1 "a"' 4 ; x v j : ;v ri 1 s x . Tho Whii' of Iho Fourth CnngrtSMonul District aro rc(ue-t.i! to meet at Cambridge liorongb, iu tho conn, ty of Lamoille, on Wednesday, Ihel'ith of July next, at 10 o'clock, a. r., for tin purposoof ..electing a can didalofor uicmhrrnf Congress, and al.-o, an elector of President and Vice President nf tl. IT, I vi,.,.. KJf l 111- lIMI ICl. Wm. Wkstov, Chittenden Co. den Co. "1 iklm " 1 isle " Jons . I'o-ter, I'rankl S.MfKf .Anim. rirf,(l ;. District John II. Prentiss. Orleans " CommittK. M. P. .Sawyer, I.amoile PA Pi: It. C. GOODRICH has iu-t r-.mviI from the manufacturers iu Miis-achu-i tts. a full supply of linen hand-made, royal, nudum, Demv, cap, letter, foho'post and billet paper, of ;ir his iiial itie, as wove, satin, laid, gilt, A.c. eVe. for sale at man ufactures prices. Juno 30. MT. YK11NON ItU.UIKH, P. Ivgl t II.Mos "I" il' lucent ses and IinVn-. , W ct ilil les ami Tes.iinenK and a general as-t inoeul ol Male wi ry iiii ri-( eived f rem N. ork an 1 1 ir -ale ' v I'l'kct. je:2.-,. S. Ill VIINC.TOV. s VI.IHIATUS. 40 ca.ks, by