Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, October 2, 1840, Page 2

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated October 2, 1840 Page 2
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Hue presidential term mi economical nilmlliln tration a sound currency a protect Ini; tarlll" low salaries ami lull price for labor, and the products ol'labor. ron rntNiDE.VT. WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON. ro VICE PRESIDENT. JOHN TYLER, Of Virginia. K In nil ages and nil countries, it lins been observed, thnt tho cultivator of the soil nrc those who nrc least willing to part with their rights, nnd submit themselves H the will of a master. Wm. II. HAiinisoM. a The people qf the Cnitcd States Mny they ever mncmber, that, to preserve their liberties, they must do brir own voting and their own fighting, Habiiison. "Tnr. mrssisos or thousands of womcn .vvn CttlUir.r.M, nllbd'UP I'HOM Till". SCAU'lSiO K.Nll'S OPTIIH BVTHLKSJ SAVAOE Of TIIK Wll.DKR.Nr.3K, AND MOM Till'. TILL MORE SAVAOE l'ROCTOn, REST ON HARRISON ip ms gallant armv." Simon Snyder's .Message Hu Pennsylvania Leglilature,l)ccember 10M, 1813. run ELECTORS, HON. SAMUF.L C. CHAFTK, HON. UZRA MF.KCH. At large. 1st (list. WIU.IAM Iir.NRV, 2d .list. JOHN CONANT, Sddist. A UN Kit 11. W. Tl'.NNr.T, 4th dist. WILLIAM 1'. I1RIUU.S, Slhdist. JOSEPH RF.F.D, From the Pittsburgh Whig, Sept. '2G. ATTACK UPON THH F.D1TOR OK THR WHIG CAPT. L YON-STEAM HOAT WIHTKHALL, At an immense' and overwhelming meeting of the Tippecanoe Club, on Monday and Thursday evenings ol'tliis week, to hear the report of Edward 'Eastman, delegate to the Syracuss Slate Convention, from the tiwnof Plattsbutgh, and also to hear a detailed ac count of the attack upon him by loco foco rutTiians while on hoard the Steamboat '''Whitehall. '' Itenjamin Ketchiini, Esq. addressed the meeting, and made some sph it, d and happy rmarks, relative Ut the glorious tr.umphs of the whig cause, and urging his fellows citizens to press onward to victory. Captain Wells, addressed the people, depicting in an eloquent m-uincr the llritish influence which sways Mr. Van Hurcn, and the danger" to bcfcaicd if lie is not defeated, Mr. Eastman, then gave an accoimt of the great Convention at Syracuse, and made a lively rcprc senta'tipn, of the enthusiasms of tho people, in the sections of the country through which lie pased. After music by tlwbaud, the editor of the Whig, was called upon to give a statement of the attack upon his person while on' board the .Steamboat Whitehall. Mr. Eastman said that the transaction on board the Whitehall furnished another evidcnccof the despera tion of loco focoism. His weapon, in tho language of scripture were tint carnal but cditorixl. He had annihilated the locofocos so far ns argument was con cerned, bnt they had commenced a war upon him by personal violence. After showing that the rtiluians were frustrated in their attempt to injure him, he pro ceeded to givu an Recount uf the part which Capt. 1. yon acted in this business. He said that after the first attack upon him, he went to Capt. Lyon, and in the most respectful manner, demanded of him protec tion as a passenger, and also the arrest of tlm ruffian who had como on board his boat for the purpose of making disturbance. Capt. Lyon, answered him in inn raiisi insoieni manner, aim romped to taKc such measures. He had strong reason to suspect that Capt. Lyon regarded him as one of the common peo ple, and that he was anxious for the time being to manifest an attachment to such important characters as &ilw Wright, Van Ness, Fl.iggand l)x. He was placed under guard, while his assailant was permitted wgo at large. When at the shore in Ilurlington, he was explaining the difficulty to several of his friends, and dpt. Lyon, seized him by tho collar, treated him in tbe most insolent manner, and when ho remarked that he had not commenced the difficulty, the Captain fUwtnto a rage, talked loudly about the management ol his own boat, a-ul commanded him to remain silent or he would put him ashore ! He remarked that he had paid his fare to Whitehall and miisi and should (jo tcore at all events. Mr. Eastman then alluded To thccniisoof the difficulty: it was for publishing a faet which should be made known bv the freedom of the Press j ii was for resin tin; an insult to a glorious and intelligent company of freemen, who were rail vintr tithe rescue of their rights, on the incmoroble lllh of Septembers and he inquired whether such conduct in a Steamboat Captain, such an outrage upon the friends of Gen. Harrison, upon the rights of an individual, and upon the whole community was to be submitted to in sJcnce ! (Mr. E. was here interrupted by more than three hundred freemen who responded, "No, No I) tleconcluded by hoping that the Whigs would, as a party, express their disapprobation of such conduct. The mooting was then addressed bv Ilcnjamin Ketchum, Esq. Harris Hoyt, James C. Marshall, Horace Allen, and liiauv others. John H. Sanborn, then arose, and for nearly onu half hour, vindicated the course of .Air. Eastman, in the most eloquent and powerful manner, and repre sented his opponents in their truo light. This was not the first tunc they had attempted violence upon the person of the editor of tho Whig, and it was the dutv of every friend liberty and gojd order to sustain him. The following resolutions were then introduced and adopted : Itesulccd, That the conduct of Captain Dan Lyon of the Steamboat Whitehall, toward Euward East, man, Editor of the Clinton County Whig, while a pas ncngcr on said boat, meets with the unqualified dis approbation of this club, as highly abusive and insult ing, and the board of directors of the Champlair Steamboat Company, are hereby respectfully rcqueat rd to investigate the same. ItesoiveJ, That we approve of th" conduct of Ed ward Eastman, Editor of the C. C. Whisr. in rencllini tho base insult offered by a female member of John Palmer's family to the whig procession on the 11th September j and that if persons will ho debase them selves, ns to exhibit o petticoat in derision of Gen. Wm. H. Harrison, the hero of Fort Meigs, Tippecanoe ana me i names, me oeiciidcr ot our western fron tier the illustrious soldier, who enabled the mother to rock her little ones in safety, and saved from thcsivago tomahawk and scalping knife the defence- less inhabitants of the West the son of a signer of wc uccinraiion oi in icpcuiienc", aim the eminent statesman, who was loved by Wayne, esteemed by Washington, respected by JeH'erson' and admired by Madison, they justly merit the odium of votaries of freedom. lleolnd. Tint wc have, the lushest confidence in theabililitv and integrity of Edward Eastman, Editor of the C. C. Whig, that wc consider him as a fnithftil and devoted sentinel upon tho watch-tower of liberty, and that when a steamboat captain permits him to be insulted with impunity bv federal ruffians, he coem. tenancos on insult upon the yeomanry of Old Clinton County, whosr, interests the Editor of the Whig so ably maintain?, upon the mechanics, whose welfare he so zealously supports,--upon tho working class, whoso wages ho would not have reduced, and upon tho whole patriotic Imnd ofwlugs who arc baltlni"for freedom ngutmt power, for liberty and law agaiiiBt umiipaiion mm ij nuiy. llesolved. That tho conduct of John Palmer, in in sticatincr public violence, and the conduct of G. W Palmer, and his loco foeo associates, their ni tomtit in disreeard of all law and propriety, to commit ncrfionnl violence upon Edward Eastman, for the publication of a notorious, fact, shows to the world the result of u.-ii wtu, riiimj I, mill, niw i.i muHun uocirines calls for pulilie condemnation oi an moral and rcligioui ittiiensns utterly subversive of true liberie Hesohcd, That the statement in tho PUttsburgh Republican, of Sept. 12th, purporting to be signed by John Palmer, intended to convey the idea thm n tmtii. noat was not exhibit, d as tlm whig procestion was nnaninir his residence on the 11th Sept., is a pron im position on the community! ndilihoratn misstatement defined to deceive the public bv evasively denvinr shameful transaction which he could neither paliatn nor excuf e. Itesotrcd. That tho above, resolutions bo publithe in ibis Clinton County Whig. llurliiiL'ton Free Press, Kecscvillc Republican, nnd other papers friendly to freedom of speech, tlm liberty of tho press, and the preservation ot our ircuin.siiiuuoiis. 1 LEVI PI.ATT, President. R. A. Oilman, Sccntanj. FAITHFUL AMONG TUB FAITHLESS, Tlio following admirable letter of Mr. I'eti cru, of Charleston, forma an excellent offset to the cnintv tirades of Mr. McDrmE and Iiih a Kociatcc. It was addressed to tlm Whigs of tlio Richland District, in rotily to an invitation to at tend a public meeting and barbacno at Columbia Mr. W.ui r Tiiomiso.v, Mr. PitnsTox, and Mr. I.PHAnF. atltlrcHsed tlio meeting, and tho whole affair wont oil' with great spirit. LErtF.lt FROM MR. PETUIORU. nmnrnv .HI at. Au"USt 1&I0, fientlomcn -I have the honor to receive vour kind iimtation to a tiartiacuc tn w p veil io mv ni'ii mi Preston, on the 3d .ScpUnibcr. Nothing could be mora in Accordance with my feelings than tJ unite in any tribute of respect to n public servant, who has so well entitled himself to tho gra'itudcof his country by his fearless opposition to the corruptions of tho pro sent administration. ,Thouih circumstances will pre vent me from partaking of the pleasing duty which you liavo imposed on yourselves, of rendering hon or to merit, my warmest wishes will second your generous cflorts in the cause of justice and reform. That cause is recommended to us by every liluccmcnt except the prospect of success in our own State. If wo look to the condition of our own country, the necessity of rcfot m is everywhere seen. No, trial could be more fatal to tho accti ed thsn to judge of the measure of the admistrotion by their re sults. The results of those measures arc only seen in tho general distress the feeble and protracted Flor ida war, and the lavish expenditure of public money. The principles of those who arc nt the head of affairs, may be known by the systematic increase of executive power, and the proposal for raising an army of two luindced thousand men. Hut I congratulate yott on the prospect of our deliverance from such a calamity as the perpetuation of power in the hands of those by whom it is now abused. The subjection of best interests to the caprice of power, is indeed a miserable servitude) and a servitude in no degrco rendered tolerable, because wc suffer at the hands of those whom our present leaders have so often stigmatized as false and incapable. The judg ment of tho People of the Union in favor of the gallant Harrison will vindicate their character oflcvttv! it will prove thut they are no longer the dupes of flattery nor tho slaves of party prcj dices t anil to restore to our beloved country, tlio peace and happiness, for the promotion of which you arc so anxious, With scnti mentR of the highest regard, I am gentlemen. Your friend and fellow citiicn, J. I PETIGRU. To James IJoatrioiit, Esq. and others, Committee, ef-c Columbia, S. C. GESf. HAUItlSOX'S SPEECH, AT TUB DAYTON CONVRNTION, Held KM Sept. 1810. 1 rise, fellow citizens, (t'n multitude was here agi tated as tho sea, when the wild wind blows upon it, and it was full five minutes before the tumult of joy, at seeing and hcarintr the next president of the United States, could be calmed) -I rise, fellow citizens, to express to you from the bottom of a grateful heart, my warmest thanks for the kind and llattcring man ner in which 1 havf been received by the represent!! lives of valley of the Miami. I rise' to say to you, tint however magnificent my reception has been on this occasion, I am not so vain as to presume that it was intended for me; that this glorious triumphal en try was designed for one individual. No. I know too well that person's imperfection to believe that this vast assemblage has came up here to do him honor. It is the glorious cause ofilemocratie rights that bro't them here. Immense cheering. 1 It is the proud an niversary of one uf the brightest victories that glows on the pages of our country's history, which hath summoned this multitude together. Tremendous cnecnng.j 7 vcars ago. this very hour, this verv minute, tlini your sneaker, as commandir in chief of the north western army, was plunged into an agony of feeling when the cannonndini' trom our lleet announced nn action with the eiutmy. His hopes, his fears, were destined to he soon quieteel, for the turnips of tictorv wero brought to him on ihn wings of the wind. With the eagle ol trmmnl) Perching uan our bntincrsnn the lake, I moved on to comnletu the overthrow of tne lon-ign inc. 1 tin aauivcrsary of that day can never be forgotten, for every American has cause to rejoico at the triumph of our arms on that momen tous occasion j init tliu brave and gallant hero of that victory is none, cone to that home whither wc nrc all hurrying, and to his tm inorv'Tet us do that rev ence due to thedceds or so illustrious a patrol. mill Heaven docs bis nnl look down iin.in n in, I gladden at the virtues which still animate his gen -rous e'ountrvinejin recurring to his noble and glorious ca reer whilo em eaith. Great sensation for several seconds. lam fully aware, mv Allow citizens, that you ex peel Irom me some opinion upon the various questions which now agitate our country, from ecntro to cir cumference, with such fierce contention. Calumny, ever seeking to destroy all that is good in this world, nn proclaimed mat lam averse Irom declaring my opinions on matters so interesting to you, but nothing can uc more iaise. ineeru.i Have I not. tunc out of mind, nrochimrd mv onoo- sition to a citizen's geung forward amoni? the nconlu and soliciting votes for the Picsirli.ncv ? Have I not many a time and olten. said, that m mv opinion, no man ought to aspire to the Presidency of these United .States, unless he is designated as n candidate for that high office by the unboiipht wishes of the people 7 viicuriiig. ii me canuioaie lor so nign an otuce lie designated bv a portion or a msiorilv of the nconle. thev will have come to the determination of huh- taming such n man from a review of his past actions and life, and they will not exact plcilnes from him of what he will do and what lie will not do. for their selection of him is proof enough that he will curry the doctrines of his party. This plan of choosing a can didate for the Pres'idedcy is a much surer bar agsinst corruption lomi inr system en requiring promises, n the pledging plan is pursued, the effect will be, to offer tho Presidential chair to the man who will make mcsl promises. He who would ple'dge most, would be. the man to he voted tor, and 1 have no hesitation in de claring my belief, that he who would subject liis course to be thus tied up by promises and pledges, ivould not stop to break them when once in office, (.'heerinp. Are mv views' on this Ionic correct, or are thev not 7 With one voice the multitude indicated they were- If. fellow citizens, we examine the history of all re public?, wc shall find as they receded from the purity of Representative Government, the condition of ob taining office vas the making of promise". He who bid the highest in promises was the favored candidate, and the higher the bids, the more marked and certain the corruption. Look at the progress of this thing in our own republic. Wero any pledges require-d of your vyasmngtoti or your .idams ( detains was the can didate of thcfcdcral party, and as a state-sman was iioiom in carry uui ine rniri;'U it ri ms party, lv as his successor Thomas Jefferson, the high priest of constitutional demociacy, called on for pledges 7 io. ins wnoie nie was :i pledge ol what lie would do. And if we go back to this o! system of selecting men for the Presidency, whose, pnst eaicer shall be a guarantee of the-ir conduct when elected to the Chief Magistracy of the republic, the nation would advance safely, rapidly, and surely in the path of prosperity. Hut of late years the corrupting system of icquiring pledges halli been adopted. The' Presidency hath teen put up to the highest bidder in promise . and we sue the result. It remains for you mv fellow churns to arrest this course of things. If.'rie of wc will, wo will. While then, fellow citizens. I have ni ver hesitated to declare my opinions on Proper occasions upon the great questions before the nation, I cannot consent to maKc mere prumises the condition of obtaining the office which you kindly wish to bestow upon me. .u y opinions i am irec to express, lint you already have thrin, sustained ond support d by the Hcts of it long and arduous life. That life is a nledoe of mv future course, if I am elevated by your suffrages to the highest office in your gift. Immense clieeiing for several se-conds. It has been charred nrrainst inc. fellow eifizrns.thnt I am a Federalist. While 1 ncknowledrr that thu or- ignal federal party of this country was actuated in its coursoby no improp'T motives, deny tint I ever be longed to that class of politicians, Tremendous cheering. How could I be-long to that party? I was educated in the school of ant federalism, though too young to takean active part in the nolitics of thn country, when at th.i erection of the f ,'onstitution, the u nion was divided into two great parties, my honored father had inducted tnc into the principles of Consti tutional Democracy, and my teachers were the Hen- ysanii tne .unsonsoi mat period, lie who declared nat seeds of monarchy were sown in l ie soil of the onvtitution, was a leader in mv school of nolitics. He, who said that "if this government bo not a mon archy, it has aw ful squinting towards a monarchy,' was my Mentor. (Immense applaus". Sometime eiaped lierorc order could be restored, at hearing these eniplmtic declarations of ihoGeneralA If I know mv own feelings, if I know my own judgment. I believe now, as 1 said tht n. with the natrinrcbs of tbr. IcIIItso. man school, that tho seeds of monarchy wero indeed sown in the fertile soil or our federal Constitution : and that thouph for nearly fifty years they lay dor mant, they at last grouted and shot forth into strong Hiiu inriving plants, hearing blossoms and producing ripe fruit. The guetrnmint it now a practical nion nrchu! H.niiil n,l Lnl ,n :.lf .: i.. .t,. people Ml the full force of his declaration. "Power is innui, ii omners not uy wnat name it is railed. Tho teati oi ine government exercising monarchical pow r, may bo named Kinir Kmncrnr. T'rcaiilpnt r Imtum, great laughter) still he is a monarch. Ilut this is not all. The President of these United Stales exercise it power superior to that vested in the hands ui ncariy tin me i-.uropean Kings. Il is a power far k"""1 ni ever urcamcd of by the old federal i, , . V a!, f ?r"' Pwef-'l is despotism ! (Cheer ng.) And I may heie advert Io an objection that has arrive nt tho dignified station occupied by my oppo- net.!, . wi nut w n,i, eager to rein n the power Kn.e'vcr l:i:i'!!i' dcelarei before the vvorhl , , '"all , o p, w ? nnd influence vented in iho office ot President of the Union, to abridge) tlm povvcr and influence or the ns tioiial executive. It is impossible describe the reelings produced by this declaration Ik this fedcr a wn? No.iKt! In tho constitution -Umt glorious charter of our hbt rlics-there ih a defect i and that tie feet is the. term of set vice of tho President- not limi ted. InheprmlcgeofbeingPre.identoriheU. States had been limited to opu term, tho incumbent would devoto Jus tune toUio public interest, nnd there would bo less causo to misrule tho country, I shall not an imadvert nn the conduct or the present administration, lest you may m that caso coneeivo that I nnt nimlng for tlio Presidency to usn it for selfi.di nuroosrs. I should bo nn interested witness, if I should enter into tho subject. And I pledge myself, before hcaren and earth, if tUcted President of thut United States, to lay (Joint Junl tun, at mc enu oj me rtrm, mat ntpn tntt at the feet at fit pmple, (He.rt iht multitude wris so cdfd i.s I'j df fy derr piu, I do farther. I hirt declare before this vast assem bly of tho "Miami Tribe," that if I am elected, no man shall know upon whom I would prefer to see the pcoplo's mantle fall i but I shall surrender this glori ous badge of their authority into their own hands, to bestow it as they please I (Nine cheers.) Is this federalism? No, nol Again, in relation to the chargo or being a ledoratisi, i can refer to the doings previous to, and during tho late war. The federal .party look ground against that war. and as a uartv. there, never existed a "purer band of patriots, for when the note of striio was sounded tncy rallied under tlio banner ol uicir cuuniry i uui pnuiuuc as nicy wore, i Know iiidi I was not one of them. 1 was denounced in unmea sured terms as one uf the authors of that war. and was neiu up uy tnc icdcrai papers as the marked object ol ine pariv. i couui ncrc name tnc man wno came to tne, (and n tnoro worthy man never lived,) to say that he was mistaken in his views of my policy, ns Gov ernor of Indiana, when I was charged by the federal ists ns uselessly involving the country in an Indian war. He told me that Iacted ritrht in thnl tnnitrr. and that the war was brought on ly mo as a matter of necessity. It was Mr. Gaston of N. Carolina. Is tills a lirool that 1 was a fee erahst 7 No. no! I have now freed myself, fellow citizens, of this base less cnargc. uui meie arc oilier allegations wlucli I might notice. To prove that I was a federalist, they assert that I supported the alien and sedition laws. and in doing so, violated tho principles and express words of tho constitution. I did not, my fellow citi zens, ever participate in this measure. When these laws passed, I was u soldier in the arniy of the United Slates. .(tffer Acain. they censure me for mv cotmi in Comrrecs. when I sarved you in that body, ns a representative of the North West Territory. And here 1 will advert to the fact that I represented, at the time, a territory comprising now the states of Indiana. Illinois, nnd Michigan. 1 was the sole representative of that im mense extent ol country. As l understood federalism to be, in its origin, so I understand it to bo now. It was and is the accumulation of power in tho hands of the executive, to bo used and exercised for his own benefit. Was my conduct in congress then such as to entitle me to the appellation of federalist 1 I had the honor, as chairman of a committee, in the year 1S00, to devise a bill, the object of which was to snatch from the grap of speculators all this glorious country which now teems with rich harvests, under um minus ,u i.iiui-iu, oiousirious lino. ViriUOUS UUSOanU men. Was I a federalist then ? When I was Governor of Indiana, ask how theun limited power bestowed unon me wan pxnn.iand power as high ns that exercised by the present Presi dent of the United .States. I was the sole monarch of the Noilh West Territory. Did 1 discbargo my duties ai Governor of that vast Territory in such a way as to show that I was in love with the tremend ous powers invested in me I (Hero some 1000 per sons in ono quirter of the crowd, raised their hats and rent the air with shouts of no ! no 1 They wero the delegation from Indiana. This prompt response from so many perionsproduccd a great sensation.) There is an es cntial difference between the President of the United States and me. When he was in the rnnv.n. lion which remodeled the constitution of the state of :w lorn, nc was lor investing the Governor with the authority to appoint the sheriffs. When I was Governor ol Indiana, and possessed the power of an pointing nil the officers. I gave it un to the ncnnli. I never appointed any officer whatever, while Governor of Indiana, whether sheriff, coroner, judge, justice of tnc peace or augtii eisc, wnnout nrsi consulting and ooininiog toe wi.snes oi ine people, was this an cvi donee that I was a federalist 7 1 think 1 have now ihovvn you conclusively that my actions do not constitute tne a federalist ; and it is to them I proudly point as the shield against which the arrows of my calumniators will fa 11 in vain. Mcuhinks I hear a voice asking 'nre you in favor of paper money ( j am. II you would know why I am in favor of tlm credit system, I can only say itis because Iain a democrat! The two systems arc the only means by which a poor industrious man mav become a ncu man wnnout oowmg to colossal wealth. Hut with all Ibis I am not a bank man. Once in my life I was. and then they cheated me .out of every dol lar I put into their hands. And I shall never indulge m mis way again , lor it is more man prooauio tnnt I sunn never again have money beyon I the day's want tint I am m favor of a correct banking system, for me simple reason mm ine sinre ot the precious met als which, in the course of Hade, falls to our lot, i much less than the eirculatni!' medium which nur in. ternal.and external commerce demands, to raise our price to a I? vel with the prices of Eurone. where the credit system prevails. There must be some plan to multiply the gold and silver which our industry com mami ; and there is no other wav to do thin lint v n safe banking system. I do not pretend to say that a pet fret systenj of banking can be devised. There is nothing in the offspring of tho human mind that does not savor of imperfection. No plan of government or finance can be devised frco from defect. After long deliberation. I have no hopes that this country canevcrgoon to prosper under a pure specie curren cy. Such a currency but makes the poor poorer, and the rich richer. A properly devised banking system alone possses the capability of bringing tho poor to a level with the rich. My opinion of the power of Congress to charter a national bank remains unchanged. There, la nol in the constitution any express grantof power for such purpose, and it could never be constitutional to exer cise that power, save in tho event, the powers graried to Congress could not bo carried into effect, without resorting to such an institution. Mr. Madison signed tho law creating a national bank, because he thought that the revenues of the country could not be collected or disbursed io the Lest advantage without the inter position of such an establishment. I said in my letter to .Sherrod Williams, that, if it was plain that the revenue of the Union could only be collected and dis bursed in the most effectual wav bv means of a bank. and if I was clearly of opiniin 'that the majority of the tution, then, and then only would 1 sign a bill goin v, ii in nit u urn. n iiuiio ucsircu mien an insu- tn charter a bank, fshonts of applause 1 have never regarded the office of chief magistrate as con ferring upon th" incumbent the power or mastery over the popular will, put as granting him the power to exeeuio inn properly expressed will ol tho people and not to resist it. With my mother's milk did I suck in the principles on which the Declaration orindepcn- tleiKe was founded. (Cheering.) That declaration complained that the King would not let the people make such laws as they wished. Shall a president or an extrutive officer undertake, at this late time of day, lo control the people m tlio exercise or their su preme will 7 No. The people arc the best guardians and it is the duty of their executive tonbst-iin from in. tcrfering in or thwarting the sacred exercise of the law-making functions of their government. In this view of the matter. I defend mv havin signed it well known bill which passed the legislature while 1 was Governor of Indiana. Itis true, my, op ponents have attempted to cast odium upon me for having done so, hut while tht y are engaged in such an effort, they impugn the honor nnd honcaty of the inmate's oi tne log eanius, wno demanded the passage and signature of their bill. Tho men who now dare to arraign the people of Indium for having exercised their rights ns they pleased, vverein their nurse's arms when Hint lull passed the legislature. What do thev know or the pioneers of that vast wilderness 7 1 tell them, that, in the le-gislnturti which passed the bill exciting so much their horror, Ihere were men ns pure in heart, and ns distinguished for their common sense and high integrity as nnv who set tneinst ivcs up ior models. (Immense cheering.) i giory in carrying out tncir views, tor in doing so l suiintuicii to ine law making power, m accordance with the declarations or independence, I did not pre vent the people fiom making what Inwsthey pleased! (Cheering.l If the Augenn stable is to be cleansed, it will he n'-cesnry to go back to the principles of Jellerson (Cheers.) It has been said bv the Hcnrvs. the Mad' isons, ih Graysons mid others, thnt one of the great dangers jn our government would overshadow the government of the States. I here is truth in this, and long since and often have I expressed the opinion that the interference of the general government with the elective finnehi.-cin the states would be the signal for tlm downfall of liberty, That interference has taken place, nnd while the mouths of professed democrats appeal to Jefferson, and declare they tire governed bv his principles, they nrc urging nt tho snme time 100, 000 office holders to meddle in the Slate elections! And if the rude hand of power be not removed from the elective franchise, there will soon be nn end to the government of tho union. Cries of nssent. It is a truth in government ethics, that when n larger power comes in contact with n smaller power, the hitler is spis'tiiiy destroyed or swauoweu up hy inn lormcr, So in regard to iho general goverment and the state governments. Should I ever bo placed in Iho Chief Magistrate s seat, I wil carry out the priciples of Jncleson, and never permit the interference of office holders in elections. Immense applause', I will do more. While I will forbid their interference in elec tions, I will never do might to prevent their going nut elly to the polls and voting, even against mc or mv measures. No American citizen should be deprived or ms power oi voting as no pleases. I have detained you, rellow.ritizens, longer than I intended, but you now sec that I am not the old man nn crutches, nor the imbecile lliev say I am (cheer ing- not the prey to disease o voice crie-d j nor the hcai in a cage, nor the enged animal they wittily de scribed mu to be, Igrent laughter and chccring.1 Ilut before I conclude, theru aro two or three other tonics I must touch upon. Tlio violence ()f paity spirit, as or lato exhibited, is a serious mischiei to the political vvell.ireot nm coun try. Parly feeling is necessary in n ccrtnin degree to ine ucniiii linn siaoiiuy oi a uepiiiute', uui w neii jiumi ed In too great nn extent, it is detrimental to the body notitie. it is tnc tock unon wn i u liiauv u leiiuoiiu n;i. been dashed tn pieces. An old farmer told mu th oilier day I lint nc did not in neve ono oi mo sinries circulated ngninst mc, and ho would support inn if I Weruonlvn Democrat. Il.aunhter.l lllltif I Sllliliort nnd sustain democratic principles, wlint matters it now I am culled 1 It Hinders a go d denli you don't be long lo the Democratic party! Laughter. Can nny tiling be more ruinous in ita Icniletirnv toimr inuiilu. hVms, llinii Ibis high party spirit, which looks to the iiihi m ami uui mu KlinsiBHOO oi things JNoihing, nothing. This runti hi!? after tinmen i,f.,.r ;,,.; is ominous or dangerous results. In iho blessed hook' wo are tedd that tho pretensions of fnlsutf.Miriutu mI,ii ho in .rutUM times so specious that even Iho elect will will uu oeceiven. fliui is it not so HOW Willi the Do mocrncy 7 Certainly the nnmodoeB not consilium tlx I'cinocrnt. n is the vilest imposture ever attempted upon the credulity or the public mind to array the ')Hwo.'tb vountry uti'W tht n3tne nf Pemoeitts against tho rich and style them aristocrats. This is ' dealing in fable. The natural antagonist of Democ racy is not aristocracy. It is monarchy. Thero is no instance on record of a Republic hko ours running into nn aristocracy. It can hurry into a pure De mocracy nnd the confidence of that Democracy being once obtained by n Mnrius or Caesar, by u Dolivar or n Uonnparte, lie strides rapidly fiom profes sions .ot love lor mo people, to usuipatton ol their rights, and steps froth that high eminence to n throne I f Cheering. And thus, in the name of Dcmocrticy the joidcst crimes are co minuted. Who tor gels tho square n Paris, where ran rivers of the people's blood, shed in the name of Democracy at the foot of the statue of liberty! Cherish not the man, then, who, under the guise of Democracy, tries to overthrow tho prin ciples of Republicanism, as professed and acted upon uy jcitersou anu juauison. I immense cnecnng.j General Harrison hero adverted in the calumnies put forth against his military fame by that noble pair of brothers, Allen and Duncan, and in severe but just terms exposed tnc lalselioods or tlieso vilhlicrs. lie proved that they wero guilty of falsifying the records of the country, and in a brief and lucid manner vindi cated himself and the honor of the nation from tho aspersions of thece and other reckless politicians. Ho showed that the. received history of his brilliant careqr in the North Wt st had been stamped by the impress of truth, and ho will soon find that a generous nnd grateful people will testify their admiration of his glo rions services in their cause by raising tho bravo old soldier to thciighest office in their gift. A precious inheritance, continued the General, has been handed down to jou by your forefathers. In Rome, the sacred fire of fabled gods was kept alive by vestal virgins, and they watched over the gift with ea ger eyes. In America, a glorious fire has been lighted upon tho altar of liberie, nnd In von. mv fcllnw- citizcns, has been entrusted its safe-keeping, to bo nourished with care and fostered foreve. Keep it burning, and let the sparks that continually go up from it fall on other altars, and light up indistnnt lands the fire of freedom. The Turk busies himself no lon ger with his harem or his bow string. To licentious ness have succeeded the rights of man, nnd constitu tions arc given to the people by once depotic rulers. Whence came the light that now shines in the land of dutkuess? It was obrand snatched from your own proud altar, and thrust into the pyre of Turkish op pression. , Shall the far seen light upon the shrine of Amer ican liberty ever he extinguished 7 (No, no, no.) It would not ho your loss only it would be the loss of the whole world. t Tho enemies of freedom in Europe watch you with intense anxiety, and your friends, like a few planets of heaven, are praying for your suc cess. Deceive them not, but keep the sacred firo burning steadily upon your altars, and the Ohio farmer whom you design to make your Chief Magistrate will, at tho end or four years, cheerfully lay down the au thority which you may entrust him with, free from all ambition. It will have been glorious enough for mo to be honored as those pure and honest republicans, Washington, Jc flerson and Madison wcrelionoredj with the high confidence of a great, noble, just and gener our people ! .IThc excitement nnd cheering continued for several minutes, and the multitude were swayed to and fro, as the leaves of the forest in a storm or wind. GENERAL HARRISON'S FATHER. It is not wo believe generally known that Henjamin Harrison, the rather or General Harrison, was chair man of tho committee of the whole Congress of 177G, during tho period when the resolutions on indepen dence were under consideration. Such was the fact however, as may bo seen by a reference Io the journals of Congress for that year, where, among other reso- lutions relating to the same subject, may be found the iouow ing : "Tui'RsnAv, July l, 177G. "Agreeable to the order of tho day. the Congress resolved itselr into Committee or tho whole, to take mio meir luruicr consideration tne declaration ; and after some time the President resumed the Chair. and Mr. Harrison reported that the committee have agreed to a declaration, which they desired him to report." Where upon the Declakation ok Independcnce was read. Wo sec therefore, that General Harrison in his late speech at Davton. does not exaggerate, when be wnvs that he imbided the first principles of republicanism from his fattier. For that father was not only one of tne ,innsi nruetii nigs in ms native state, out was one of the most conspicious and prominent men in in tne wnoie country in preparing uiei way lor the imai tteciaiauon ot inuepciuiencc. .ind lurtlicr. vvtien the constitution of the United States was under debate in the Virginia Convention. Mr. Harrison ranged himself with Henry, Grayson, and George Mason, on the side or the States, and in opposition to a loo powerful Executive, and then and mere became one ol the tirst leaders in what was styled the anti-federal party, afterwards known as the republican party, and under whose auspie-us Mr. Jefferson triumphed over the federalists in 1P01. We make these remarks at this time to prove tint General Harrison comes of a good democtalic stock, wnaicver ins enemies may say io tne contrary not withstanding. FRIDAY MORNING, OCTOllER":, 1910, THE STEAMBOAT OUTItACiE. v a recollect a case in which a man was arraigned for stealing a sheep, and three vvitnes ses were brought who swore that thev naw him take the sheep. On the defence, twelve wit nosses were brought forward, who hwore that they did not sec him steal the sheep, and a verdict of acquittal wan claimed, on the balance of testimony ! And this is pretty much Mr. Van A ess position. Wo charged him distinctly with piratically taking possession of tho Winoos ki, and, by threats of violence, preventing Capt. t'liiuips irom executing a written contract, which he was expressly directed to do bv his employers. This .Mr. Van Vess has not denied. He dure not deny it. But he has introduced some three or four allidavit-makers, who swear that they know nothing about the fact charged ! neither do they believe it ! Tlio Sentinel, how ever, is a little more unscrupulous, and begins by a valiant declaration, that "the public will be "surprised to learn that the article in question is "false from beginning to end. That it has not " even a shadow for its foundation. It is indeed "a fiction of the most malignant kind ! " This is certainly explicit enough, and covers the whole ground ; but, curious, as it may seem, tins veracious witness, or attorney, whichever we may call him, boforo he gets through tho article from which wc have quoted, stultifies lumselt by admitting the whole gist of our charge, which is pronounced above to bo false irom beginning to end." Hear him. We jtiote literally even to the turned commas: " Mr. Van Ness then said "We have been re leased by Mr. Follet from tho obligation of "towing, AND IF YOU ATTEMPT TO "HITCH ONTO THOSE VESSELS, WE SHALL RESIST YOU BY FORCE ! " And such is a fair sample of six columns of afii davits and fust ion which (111 the last Sentinel Here might we rest our caso ; for not only has the Sentinel utterly failed to meet our charges, but by its own testimony fully fortifies and sus tains the material point in the case, to wit: that Mr. Van Ness threatened to interpose by force to preient Capt. 1'hillips from taking the vessels in tow, and thus compelled him to violate tho con- tract. Ilut wc prefer n different course. Tho testimony is at hand, and for the benefit of the public, wo choose to present it. And hero let us promise by again repeating, that the whig magnanimously Mirrcndorcd a prior claim to the use of the Winooski, on this occasion, for tho sole purpose of promoting peace, and with that spirit they consented to go on board tho M'Donough, to sail tho sloops, or bo towed by tho Winooski, as circumstances might require. 7 o be sure it was the desiro of tho Whigs, as much as of the other party, to avoid tho neccnsity for a tow, and nothing but extreme necessity would liavo induced them to claim it. But it was wisely forosecn that an emergency might arise when it would bo impossiblo to get along without it. Henco it was expressly iv serial by tho Directors, and agreed to by the contracting parties, And to avoid all possible misunderstanding as to tho tonus of of tho con tract, it was put in writing, and a copy taken by tho Loeofoco agonts ! 'Mcssi Ilaswell, Hollenbeelt, John Hradlcy nnd . .yioiio, (iiujiuau lu lliu oieuui noiti LU., to ttlllis- port Irom lliirlingtou to Plattsburgh, on tho lllh of neiiieiimer, msi, n pariv on ooan oi t he vvinooski - to re turn from said Plattsburgh, on hoard of Raid boat or the lino Hunt. Tlio sum lo ho paid for passage over and back oOecutaetelipascugcr, Thc)chllcmtn?iiiir nntccing nt least -100 passengers for tho ferry te bo j taken by tho Steam lioat Company at their usual rates, and for their own benefit. Should it be neces sary, the lioat is to be pcrmittid to torn a Sloop, or Sloops, to Port Kent Agreed to T. FoI-tETT, N. 11, IIaswkll, Jno. Peck. J. 11, Hot.LENtir.cic, for Stcnm lioat Co. John IIhadlkv, Sept., 3d, 18 10. Wvllvs Lyman. This contract was left in tho hands of Doct. J'ocltito provitlc for, and sec executed, ns Judge Follott was about to leave town which he did do within forty-eight hours, and has not since returned, rinding the whole burden of the mat ter upon his shoulders, Dr. l'ock sot himself about providing for its execution in good faith. Ho made arrangements to got the M'Donough out hired the sloops handed the contract over to Capt. Phillips at an early day, that he might understand his duty saw tho Captain again on tho evening of tho 10th, and gave him express notice that lie would probably be required to tow ; and in fact did all that was done about the matter. Now docs any man believe that, ttndor these circumstances Judge Pollctt inter fered with this contract at all 1 Did he, after himself insisting upon having it in black and white for wo understand the lokies objected to putting it in writing after handing it over to Dr. Pock to execute, thereby virtually pledging himself not to interfere witli it ; did he then, just as he was about lo step on board the steam boat for Montreal, without exchanging a word with Dr. Peck, Capt Phillips, or any other mor- tal living, except a dubious loky on the extreme end of tho wharf wc say, did ho then and there under these circumstances, by verbal message undertake to abrogate this contract, or interfere with it in any shapo whatever ! No man be lieves it. 7 'he idea is absurd, and an insult to the common sense of every man who knows Timothy Follclt. And yet, John Bradley says that it is oven so! unless his ears greatly de ceived him ! But wc arc not loft to doubt on this point. Judge Follctt in his letter from Montreal, under date 15th Sept., sets this at rest. He savs "Mr. Orisvvold ennuircs of me. If in those conver sations I gave Mr. Ilaswell and his friends to under stand that wc reliiwuishcd the right of lowing, which wo had reserved in the contract. 1 think neither of the gentlemen xeill say that any right teas relinquished. in micrcnco miriy io oo drawn irom my remarus would be, that the right would not be exercised unless uuforsccn circumstances should mako it nccccsary. Suppose for instance the McDonough had been dis abled. Suppose the number of passengers had been greater than she and two sloops could have carried. !,rSupposc the teealher had been such that it would have been impossible for the McDonough, and possibly the il'inooslci, to have madcthcpasagn with the low: In all these eases, and many more might lie named, WE SHOULD HAVF, HKKN UNTITLED TO THH RlfiHT RF.SF.ltVKI). MY REMARKS ON THIS SUIUF.CT WERE NEVER INTENDED TO VARY IN ANY RESPECT THE RIGHT OF THE PARTIES they vveiu intended to satisfy all whether Whigsor Adiuintrationmen, that the agent suf thu Steam lioat Co. were disposed, by the use ol all tho means nt their command, to make the trip safe-, pleasant nnd agreeable to both parties, and if possible so arrange the Heats that thev would not come in contact with each other. ' T. FOLLETT. This effectually puts to rest the pretence that the contract had been waived, or in anv way interfered with. 7'he whigs relied upon its execution in good faith. 7'he very emergency named by Judge rollett had arisen. 7'lie weather was such that it was impossible to avoid tho exercise of the right reserved. Accordin, io ine terms oi mc contract, it nau become "ne cessary" to tow. Capt. Phillips was so ordered by the acting Director, and was about to carry this order into execution, when he was prevent ed by the shameful interposition of Mr. Van Ness, which is dulv set forth in the following deposition. CAPT. PltJM.Il'S' AFFIDAVIT. Having seen the statements of certain person the Sentinel of last week, relative to what took place ouooaru ine .steamooai ttmoosiiinn Hie lltn instant, and deeming injustice to have been done to mu by some of thoao statements, I submit the follow ing fact's to the public. The written contract there recited, was put into my possession em the "th instant, anil I was directe'd to so it executed. It was in mv possession on the 11th, and it was not until after thu boat had left the wharr that thy, that I had the slightest intimation that said contract lind been varied in any respect. One of the persons who signed the contract (John Hradlcy) called on me nt about six o'clock, on the morning of the 11th, and, among other inquiries, he asked me whether I intended to take thu sloops in tow. I told him the weather was such they could not sail that, by the contract made with the company, I must take them in tow as a matter of course. To this Mr. Hradlcy did not make the .slightest objection, nor give me the least intimation that any other or dif ferent understanding existed than that expressed In die written contract. One or the gentlemen state's the boat was delayed nearly an hour sifter her usual time of starting ; nnd, ns he supposes, for the purpose of accommodating the Whigs. As to the period of starting, the facts are these. After most of the party were on board, .Mr. Van Ness had nol arrivcd. Those on board, and Col. Hradlcy, in particular, were ex tremely solicitous to have "me wait for him (Mr. Van Ness,) and, to accommodate, I did. Mr. Van Ness and .1r. Lyman came on board together, (Mr. Ly man not having been on board before on that day,) and, ns soon ns they were on board, the boat was put oil', in ns short a time ns passible. The time the boat left, was at least ten minutes b, fore eight o'clock the" usual timu of starling being hair past seven. After wc leH the wharf, ."Mr. Ilaswell asked ine whether I in tended to take the sloops in tow. 1 replies.) to liini, that, according to the contract, and the express orders from the agents of tho company, 1 must. Mr. II. then said it was not according to'contract, nnd forbid my taking them in tow. I told him that it was accord ing toconiract ; anil besides, I had express oi tiers from Dr. Peck, one of the Company's agents, and the only one in town, to tnku them in low. Mr. Ilaswell then said tint since the making of the written e-ontraet, a different arrangement had been made with Messrs. Doolittle and Follctt, tho two other agents, by which they had reliiniuiflhed the right of taking tho vessels in tow, I wns greatly surprised nt this statement as it was so directly repugnant to the written contract ns Mr. Hrndley had given mc no such intimation in the morning an I ns Mr. Doolittle was absent from homo when the contract w as made, and had not then returned and also, ns I had never known an instance where the Company had varied n written contract, when they neglected to give notice to the master, and that not verbally, but by written instruc tions. I replied lo Mi. II. that he was certainly m'tsj taken, ns Mr. Doolittle was in New York when the contract was made, and had not been home since. Mr. H. then :iid the siib-cijiniit nrr.'itigcmeiit was made with Judge Follctt. I then nsked him why it was not in writing, to which ho undo no reply. 1 then told Mr. II. that I haiMlie written contract on board, and oirercd to produce it : nnd told him that I should go according to thnl and iho orders I had received Trout Dr. IVck, nnd lake the vessels in tow. .Mr. Van Ness then told me tint if I took tho vessels in tow, he should use his inlluenco to prevent the contract being paid, and said I had no right to take them in tow. I told hun that, by the contract, 1 had tlio tight, nnd offered to produce it, to which ho made no reply. I then gnvo the signal to tho vessels that I was ready to proceed, nnd walked nft and slopped, pet haps, half a minute. Mr. Van Ness cauio along to where I was standing, and spoke in tho most violent manner to tho passcngi rs, nnd said that if 1 undertook to hitch on to the sloops, he would lakn command of tlio bout and run her to Plattsburgh that he had men enough on hoard to wrest thu command from me1, nnd he would do it. I then turue-d round to .Mr. Van Ness, nnd ask ed, "What is that you s.iyT' and ho repeated tho same matter in n still more violent mid fm ions man- I told hun that my men would fight bcfoi they would have tho vessel wicsted from them, To this, Mr. vnn .Ness, stilt more euinged, said ho cared nothing nbottt thut, thnl he bad men enough on board lo tuko Iho vessel from them ho could do il, and would do it. The mail seemed very despe rate, nnd determined to cve'ctilo lis threats. I w as conscious that I was surrounded by more) than thitc hundred of his political friends, and that ir 1 persisted in doing my duty, he would undertake to evcetitc bis threats. How large a number would mil nndnbethiin in tho lawless violence ihieaicncd, I did not know, nor derm it prudent to try the experiment. Ilut, influenced solely by thoso thieats, urn! fearful of the consequences were I further t ineisist in doing my duty, I omitted inking tlio vessels in tow, nnd proceeded without theiii. WM. P. PHILLIPS, Captain Steamboat W'inooiki. .Sworn nnd subscribed, this 1st tiny of October, A. IJ. 1810. P, Lyman, Justice I'caic. Now wo ask the verdict of overy honest man. Is not our chargo of tho 18th inst, fully made out and unstained ( In what better, what other light, than that of tho pirato and highwayman, dons Mr. Van Ness stand before tho world 1 I,ct tho public decitle, ilut thero is another viovy of the subject, We are now tutieficd that Mr. Van Nesi was the original instigator of this outrage, ami that the pretence of a waiver on the part of Judge Follctt was altogether an afterthought, got up to appease tlio indignation of the Spanish Minister, when lie, for tho first tiino probably, learned that they were under con tract tow. Bear in mind, that this claim of a waiver was nover lisped by mortal man up to tlio time the boat loft the wharf observe that Mr. Bradley himself made the enquiry of Capt. Phillip!) early in the morning, whether ho in tended to tow, and was informed distinctly that lie nhould to which Mr. Bradley lisped no ob jection, nor oven intimated any other understand ing! Observe, also, that when Ilaswell first broached the matter to Capt. Phillips, he had not learnt his story, and cited Mr. Doolittle ns authority for the waiver, but who, it seems was not then in town, nor had he been for ten days previous; Add to this tho unqualified denial of Judge Follctt and, wo say, it all clearly and irresistably leads to one conclusion : Mr. Van Ness went on board tho boat that morning, ex ceedingly out of temper, and when he learned that they were under obligation to tow, probably abused the loeofoco agents for making such a contract. 7b appease the wrath of their master they might have apologised by saying they did not expect to be called upon to do it ; and this Mr. Van N ess doubtless seized upon as a pre text, and proceeded to the perpetration of the outrage we have detailed. Mr. Van Ness has declared in presence of numerous witnesses, that what he did on that occasion, was on the authority of John Bradley, the same individual, who, (ifwcareto regard him as an honorable man,) on the morning of the 11th virtually dis claimed any such interpretation of tho contract as that now set up. But having committed themselves in this matter, these individuals dare not now back out, and aro hence endeavoring to sustain Van Ness in tills high-handed villany, by swearing down such men as Judge Follctt, Capt. Phillips, and others. We caution some of these gentlemen against putting their vera city to too severe a test. Here we dismiss the subject for the present, with tho remark, that, looking at Mr. Van Ness with reference to the offices he has hold, and his former standing in society, it is painful to bo compelled thus to exhibit him before world. But regarding him in the light these facts shew him : to all intents and purposes a desperado, regardless of tho rights of his fellow citizen spitting his venom and venting his spleen upon all who will not fall down before him we sav in this view of the subject, it is matter of satis faction that we are thus enabled to pin him to the wall, and show him up in all his naked de formity. From the Franklin Messenger. How Ai.u nn: muiitv -alli-.n !iUnd thu article ;n the preceding columns, headed 'Atrocious Villany.' C.l Van Ness, who has occupied inany houorabla stations in this .State, now stands before the public in iuiBn iuiiu uiij, mail uiu tovvcsi cuarac cr ill society. Let an impartial commimity jutlge. What we le-arnt oi mo ouii ag ge, the dav' after it tuok pluce, is eJsla",dr?hai ftOTd correctly given in the I the editor 'wc turners crew tool; great pains to abuse nnd vihfv dipt. Philips on Friday; and lest sonic of our friends might be leil to attribute their misfortunes to his ncidect. we d, en it but justice to say, that wc fully ewoneratc him from all blame whntevcr. He did the best he could, and took perhaps tho most judicious course. From the Windsor Times. "DICMOCl'.ACY" OF LX-UOVF. RNOIt VAN NKSS. Till". Harely have wc noticed such a violation of the rights of individuals, by men of such a high standing wso- ciely, ns wns recently exhibited by C. P. Van Ness, It appears thai a Van Hurcn Convention wnsholden at Plattsburgh, N. Y.. on the same day with the great Whig Convention nt Kersev die, the lllh of Septem ber. Some time previous to the lllh, the Whigs en gaged the .Steamboat Wiuooski.Capt. Phil ip, to con vey them to Keescvillo on that occasion. Subse ipiently, the Plattsburgh ntl'air was got tip, and appli cation was made to a Director of the Company, who was ignorant of the previous transaction, and tho wi. """'""i .ippeiienniiign iiiiucuuy, porlonucd t he seveta evo ut bn and exercise generously consented to give up ther claim on the lioat , ,. , . . e-xcrcists if some other safe conveyance were provides!. It was I ol the occasion, speaks well of their advance accordingly arranged that tin Wings should have the incut in military discipline. The independent McDonough, nn old wntt r-logd boat, and two sloops. 1 , ' ... 1 . 1 n me wind wns rigjit, these could manaed without much dillieulty; but lest tho wind and wives might combine against them, it was further stipulated bv the Directors that were il returned, the Wn ooski should n tne wind wns rigjit, these could manaed without take them in tow: nnd n written i kvruicu coniraei was made .0 h S&ieS to that elleet, a copy of When the dav the meetingnrrived.llievei v continircn. iiiiuiis, ..uu mm, Hi-nuns losee'ii laiiiiiu iv ewccuieo. t . cy provided tor, had arisen. Accordingly, one of the Directors gave notice to Capt. Phillips that he would bo required to to take the vessels ill tow, When the two panics had got on board, Cnpt. P. movid out fiom the wharf, nnd was prepaiing in tlnow his lines nn board the other boats, when X. H. Ilaswell, one parties to the above ngieeincnl, stepped forwnid and foibidu him, denving the existence of nny such agree ment! Capt. Phillips paid no attention to this, but -Air. Van Ness paraded his bullies, and gave them or ders to prevent by foice nnv attempt to hitch to the other vessels, nnd, said he, ''if Capt. Phillips penists 1 xcill take command if the bo:it mvseli'." Then turning to the Captain, with the most violent aim menacing imprecations, ho repented i he threat and in rcpl to the intimation of Capt. P. that his hands would not permit the boat to be wrested from him by violence, Mr. Vnn NVs replied, "that lie had men cnougu on noaiu io talie possession ot the boat in defiance of the crew, nnd run it to Platsburgh, and if they nttempted to hitch lu the sloops, nn vvom do it!!.1 Finally, Capt. P., seeing that Mr. Van Ness was determined to execute his threats, desisted, and left the sloops lo bull', t tho winds.aiid waves, unaided. Thus C. P. Van Ness, who has received the highest honors which the people of Vermont were able to be slow, has descended lo the mean and degrading act of compelling the Captain of a steamboat to violate a tcritlen contract'. Lelilbc remembered, that this is the man who pretends to be a defender of the rights of the lVople ! A SMALL MISTAKE. We have neither time nor room, nor even in clination, to handle with that severity which they invite, the three or four columns of point no point affidavits in the Sentinel. It is sufficient for us to make out our case, and defend our friends who have been wantonly villilied in this matter. There is one of these affidavits, how ever, which is so exceedingly strange, wo cannot pass it over. We allude to the statement of Mr Lyman, who testifies to nothing material in the case, but s-eems to have been called upon to j,Ti for tho benefit of his associates. We quote the passage entire. At the lime of the contract, it was fuither c.Presly agreed that thu boat should start from the wharf, at or near the usual time', to vvit : half past seven o'clock, A. M. I went on board in great haste, a few minutes ul'ler half past seven, with the expectation that she would immediately leave the wharf. Sho was detain ed nearly or quite an hour after the ii-util time. At the time I knew no cause for the delay. Inmnnw satisfied it was fohly for the nccommodiitioii of the wkigs, who werr'asseinbliug on board the steam boats and sloops then in the harbor. I had nol the least idea or expectation at this pciiod that tho lll'iioesAi would bo nsked to tow. Alter wo Matted, as I sup posed, for Platlshurgh, Iho boat was apparently in the net of rounding about lo return to the whntfi 1 en- quiied thu reason and was told that wo were to take the steam noats and Hoops m tow. i was greatly sur prised nt this, esnceiillv ns we hnd tdreatlv. us I then thought, been tinnatonn' hj tletniiietl, nnil 1 wns fear ful wo might tit best he to late nt Pittsburgh, WYLLYS LYMAN. Now wo ask tho reader to turn to that pnit of tho affidavit of Capt. Phillips', touching this point, in which ho states that at the speciel instance of Mr lliadloy ho delayed his boat for tho solo accom modation of Messrs-. Van Ness and Lyman, and that the moment tlioy were on hoard, ho put oil"; which was only about twenty minutes past tho usual lime ! In addition to this, let him read tho following statement, by tho engineer and pilot; which fully corroborates that of Captain Phillips-. We, N II. Proctor, Pilot, nnd Lathnn Jones, engi neer, of tho .Sleitni Hoat Wmooskl, being swoni. do ileposo nnd say, that mi tho 1 1 tit of September last, the boat left for Port Kent us seion ns the pussmgers were icady After most of tlieni wjic oi ''card Messrs. Van Ness nnd Lyman had not arrived, and those on board, particularly John Hradlcy, wcr&anx ions to hnvo the boat wait for them. As soon as they come on board wo put off. N. II. Pnocios, Hurlngton Sept, Will 1810, Lath an Jo.mes. Did any man over hear of a more cruel act of injustice to an honorablo man, who. had put him self out to accommodate a friend I We will not comment upon it. Tho thing is so entirely at war with our knowledge of Mr. Lyman as a gun tluma.li, that wc will for tho present prcnumo that ho has been misinformed or misrepresen ted, and will yet be just to himself by doing jus tico to Capt. Phillips. EASTMAN AND LYON. Wu publish in another column, tho proceed- itigsoftho Plattsburgh Tippccanoc'Club in ref erence to an outrage upon tho person of Mr. Eastman, editor of tho Clinton County Whig, on board tho stoamor Whitehall, on the lVJth ult. Wo happened to bo on board the hot at tho lime, and a witness of rt part of the transaction complained of. In justice to Mr. Eastman aud the public, we can do no less than to say, that, in our estimation, the censure of tho Club is righteously bestowed. Mr. Eastman, (who wag a stranger on the boat,) was assaulted in the first instance, by a ruffian who went on board expressly for the purpose, armed with a raw hide, and accompanied by two aids, armed with pistols, as wo aro credibly infoni.oJ. This at tack, to say the least, wa.s winked at by dipt. Lyon, and when Mr. Eastman attempted to re dress his own wrongs by applying his cane to tho sconce of the scoundrel who attacked him, he was instantly put under guard in the gang way, wliiIs Palmer, the original assailant vra permitted to go at liberty. And afterwards, when Mr. Eastman attempted to explain tho facts to the Capt. he was percmtorily ordered to hold his tongue subsequently ordered to loavo the boat, although he had paid his fare to White hall and afterwards rudely seized by tho collar by Capt. L. and thrust some twenty or thirty feet toward tiie gangway. The latter part of this scene we witnessed ; and we believe oursolf correctly informed as to the rest. We attempt not here to divine the motive for thw strange procedure. Butwc must say, we were groatly surprised to witness it more especially, comiujf as it did, from one who had heretofore shared su largely in our rerpcet. This attack upon Mr. Eastman, had ita foun dation in political hatred. The Whig is a bold and fearless champion of the people's cause, and the ability with which it has sustained itself, has rendered it far more convenient for locofoco ism to shower personal abuse upon its editor, than to meet its facts or answer its arguments. The truth is, the office-holders, generally, aro becoming desperate, and this attack upon East man was prompted by the same spirit of despor- ation that induced Van Nus p ratica v to tnko .t.J;,c ,.' , I0s' C!idlon of tIlc U mooski on the 11th. If Capt. Lyon chooses to make himself the rhani- nn ,,,-;, ,i ,, f , , , . ' 1 ' r taMl ar,olo!,,'f' " these dcspcradoe-, lot him not complain that ho is plainly dealt with. I T1'? Whi8of 'J but do themselves their cause, and Mr. Eastman, justice, in taking this decided stand. MILITARY. The flth Regiment of Vermont Militia, under Col. Thomas, mustered, at this place on Satur day last, and was leviewed by tien. .Smith. The appearance of the regiment is much improved i wllll'H :i year or two. Indeed, wc have never seen it appear as well. The presence of scrnral independant companies in uniform, added mne'i to the display, and served to illustrate what cit izen soldiers might do. The Burlington Light Infantry, is a very fine company, composed priu cipally of young men neatlv uniformed: aud ''le promptness, and regularity with which they lu,"l'. '",uu" iicqmueu iisen cxiri'luo- ! '"'"'""v ",uu" icqmueu iisen c.i lv well, and is entitled to especial note. I ,V o.it., c c w r . l KllIu Company, from W cstford, Also. though i miner small m numbers, (lit! itself groat credit, i nd "llllitc'i a "'ugliness of discipline, sol- "om witnessed anionc our militia. In this ' unprt wp think tbov r-ithni- l,nro tlm n-l,,, 't'i. regiment, generally, was better equipped than usual, ami wc think no one can mistake the evi dences of improvement resulting from the new militia law, and the untiring and praiseworthy efforts of Co!. Thomas and his associates in car rying it into ellcct. Most of the uniforms aro new of surpassing neatness and the educer generally, field and stall", have never, within nur knowledge, appealed to equal advantage in this 1 rcsl,uct' Lj'on the wliole the review was highly 1 satislactorv, and must demonstrate to every candid mind, that with such a militia, we neod no standing army of two hundred thousand. GEN. SCOTT. This distinguished individual arrived in town on Thursday evening (on his way to Maine,) and remained till one o'clock, on Friday. On Fri day morning, which was a vei v fine oiic.hc took an excursion about the town and its environs visiting the Battery, the tomb of Allen, the Col lege, &c. &c. and it is needless to say how highly doligtcd he expressed himself. At ten he met a large number of citizens, without dis tinction if party, nt tho mansion of C. Adams,. Esq. where lie was introduced, and exchanged civilities, in a frank informal way which certain ly ditl not fail to leave the most favorable im pression on all parties. Gen. Scott is about fifty four years of age, six feet six in height, well proportioned, and although he bears upon hn countenance the marks opsonic service," yet is he erect and active as most men ofthirtyvand in his personal appearance, certainly one of the most commanding men wo ever set eyes tijvon, A republican at heart frank and unassuming in his deportment, and uniting with unrivalled military talents a highly cultivated rnind, it ia not to us surprising that Gen. Scott has won the hearts of so many of his countrymen. The in teniew, was altogether a pleasant atiiiir-higb, Jy gratifying to our townsmen, and which we ar quite sure was no less cordially appreciated by tho gallant General himself. Wo cannot but express our thanks to Mr. Adams and family for thoir hospitable attention in this matter. It was all jitt right neither too much nor too little and sure we are, that nu one could have done tho occasion better justice. Tlieso littloncts of hospitality are in themselves small matters ; and yc. in their effects upon the character of places', upon individuals', and the social interests of community, they are by no means unimportant. In nu apartment adjoin ing the audienco room, -Mrs. A. had spread hasty table of refieBhmonts, bountifully adorned with' tho fruits of tho vine which being alluded to, a guest remarked, that nothing could be more appropriate than to spread our choicest grapes for ono who had dealt his grape so freely. jSaidn loco to a whig the other day "How ninny people were there nt Itunkir IliIlC 'Why ihiro were about O. K " How many is that , ' "iv Oil Krte'ion, tobniir.''

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