Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, March 7, 1845, Page 1

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated March 7, 1845 Page 1
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x;ot the glory or o in s r but tub w b l p a r b op n o m n BY II. B. STACY. J II It L I N il T ON, V E ft M 0 N T, F It 1 1) A Y, M A R 0 II 7, IH45. VOL. XVIII ...N" 40. "'TIS 110.111' tVHUKK I'.'Hlt T1I12 IICAKT IS." ' Tis Homo where e'er Ihe heart is. Where o'er i:s loved ones dwell, In cities or in cottage, Thronged haunts, or mossy dell ! The heart's n rover ever, And thus on wnvo nnd wild, The maiden with her lover walks, The mother with her child. ' Tis bright where o'er the heart is Its fairy spoil, can hrin; Fresh fountain, to the wilderness, Ann to the desert sprint;. There, are crecn isles in each ocean, O'er which nfltciinn slides! And tt haven on each shore, WI.en Love's the star that guides. 'Ti. free where e'er the heart i. i Nor chains, nor dungeon dim, May check the mind's aspiring". The spirit's penlitur hymn 1 The heart civi-s life it' beauly, Its g'nry and its power, 'Tis'unlighl to its ripphtie stream, And soft dew to its flower. lit'.T vn i.ovr. oni: Axoriiint. Let us love one nnn'her, not Ions liny we stay In this bleak world of mourning i sumo droop while 'tis day i Some fade in their noon and fw linccr I ill eve j Oh, there breaks not n hi'ait, but leaves some one to grieve j And the fondct, the purest, the lruet that met, Have still found the need mforrite nn ,prpit . Then, oh! tho' thu hopes that we nourished decay, Let us love one another as Ion? ns we may. There are hearts like the jiy ; tho' all bo decayed, That it seemed to twine fondly in sunshine and shade No leaves dioop in sidness; still early they spread Undimmed, 'mid the blighted, the lonely, the dead; Hut the misiletoe clings to ihe nak not in part, But with leaves closely round it, the rools in its heart Exist but to twine it imbibe lie simo dew, And fall with us loved oak, nnd perish there too. Then let's Invoonc another 'mid sorrows the worst Unaltered nnd fond ns wc loved at the first, Though the false wing of pleasure may chnnpc and for-aue, And Ihe bright urn ol wealth into pirtieles break j There are some sweet affections tint wealth cannot buy, That clinir hut still closer when sorrow draws rk'h, And yet tcmain with u, llio' all else pas. nway ; Then let's love one nnother ns Ian: as wc slay. T II E C 0 Q U E T T E . nv i'. ciint:vt:ti. CIIAITnlt I. What a chinning liguie I shall make In night at tliti hall this splendid string of i nils and head-dress this magnificent dross nf rich brocade nnd above till, my splendid present, this iluinnnil broach how it glist ens. Tho Lanes nor the l-"fllems, enn Irtvn nothing like it. Oh, I shall eclipse them all, I shall bo llio bullo of thu evening how du ligh'ful. All this was uttered in one breath liv IZU mira Wiirrt'ti, n charming Voting lady of eighteen, as she viewed her whole length figure, in a splendid mirror before tier. Why, Klizi, art! you not ready yet ? Oh, dear me, tho carriage will he here in a few moments, and then no slnll have to wail for you. Yuu shall not wait for me, cousin Elmira, I shall he ready in time. But you urn not going (o wear tint simple whito dress lo night, nte you I2liz I? asl.ed j tlio proud Elmira, ns situ looked from her ow n splendid dress, to the neat and snow white attiro of Iter cousin, Elizi Morill. Certainly, dear cousin, I shall wear it il becomes mo very well, anil yon know, that my father cannot afford me thu splendid dress es that yon wear and I am commit with u simple tvntto gown. o s ij nip, tlio mjatitiltil ( Elizi hounded out of tho room, humming, a iigiiisomo air. What a rontotitc-d thing she is, exclaimed Elmira, as her cousin left ihe room. Whv, if I should dress as she does, my beaux would bo few, and far between now, heavens I have more than I can please. 1IIIS UOUICe, It SHIS tieailtllllllV. ailtl t teSO ' shoes, nro fit for a queen. And"tho d ishing young lady promenaded bororo thu brilliantly lighted mirrors, in all her pnde. You see, dear consul, that I am ready, Mid that moment enlering thu room, Elmira, y look charming to-night, Oh, if George could only sen you now. say no more lo mo nl t.eorgn Asbliurn, B..1.J,1 mwi "ojjriiy, as sno uiriieu and looked from iho window. Hot here is the carriage, come Elizi bring my shawl and uon t sou your tviiitu moss, i his was utter- eu in a nan laugning iinu nail inocKing vioco, ns Llmira lelt tlio door in company with a I Fool that I was, exclaimed she, as sho fin young gentleman who had entered. Taking ished iho second letter sho h id written him her seat in the carriage, sho was soon follow- t engage mtself lo him, a clerk with no rd by-the beautiful, but unpretending Eliza oilier means (in case I should It no married rl"' him) lo, support mo but his sil ny of fllleen In a low moments they nriived at Iho place hundred. His fuller died, poih ips a bank of pjoasuro cay and enlivening strains of nipt, who knows? And hu is left a poor, music reached their ears from tho brilliantly depeudunt orphan. I marry him ! Poll lighted hall. ,R.V(.rt Thu door was opnned, and iho two young IJiu ring lids iu a disdainful tone, sho ladies stepped forth. A crowd of lookers-on sealed tho' letter, anil diiecled it and cal Itad gathered round tho entrance of tho build- ling a servant, despatched him tu thu olfico ing, and tho young ladies ttero subjected to wiih it, ,llC,lr r'lu R!''"' I 'I'welvn months had fled, since Elmira By George, sho heals thorn all, in way of , Warren had written to her lover. 'Tit as dress, s ill ono of tho hye-stantlers, as Elmira , night. Thu beautiful hall of P 's was passed by Ihoui, into iho building. Those throngi il tvilli tho ga-and tho elite of tho pearls bow ihey glisiened, and that bracelet city. Music, swelling lich mnl loud, re. nothing hut u diamond could have flashed i sounded through tho biillianily lighted room. likotliat. 'Fo scene was guv ami joyous. Tho dance rhoso words reached ihe quick narsnf El-I was over the music had ceased, and Iho mira who chuck.-led with delight at iho com-1 nU-rry dancers had somo of them retired lo piinienis, no nieaiii ior iici ears. Sho soon reached tho hall, and forgot all, in tho crowd of fashion and thu scenu of pleasure around I101-' 9 jliall, while others weio promenading over . i tho smooth and highly polished lloor, iheir Wo shall go back two years. George hentiliful forms piriuii'd in iho splendid uiir Asliburn at this limn was the favored suitor, tors that adorned the walls, of Elmira Warroo. lie was a t ill, well m ide (tul who is llnl around whom that crowd young man, of fine expressive features and of young men have galliend, and whose most ainiahlo disposition., hi his manners lively conversation, spoke iu a lich, mellow lie was poiuo ami ati ioie, aim ttcii calcula ted to win thu ufiuctions of ull who know him The father of Georgo had joined liimself: with a large mercantile house, established in Iho West Indies, and with his wife, and son, who was hut fourteen years old, lie sot out for those islands. A year after their arrival, tlio tnollier of George dietl, ntitl becoming discontented with tho place, at tho ngo of seventeen, Gromu Ashhtirn tonk passage It) Huston. Entering the store of the former partner of . . .1 n , . I ,.' ,f .lit! I.. ... nts Miner, nn tiavoieti iiiiuseit mngi-uny iu businots. Thteo jears passed quickly hv and George Ashliurn was the confidential clerk in tho store of his employer. During this time he had bncooin acquainted ".villi the lovely anil fascinating Elmira Warren, the daughter of a licit met chant, and an heiress. A year passed, from tho limn he had first seen Iter, and he was tho favored olio of the many who sought her hand. It was early ono biiidit morning in June, that Gcoigu was proreedintr to thu counting-room of his em ployer, lie was hippy the night before Elmira Wairen, whom ho idolized, had con sented to ho his. Sim was notv,tho ufli meed htide nf (icorgo Ashburn. With a light heart, and a face lirighl with smiles, ho enteietl ihe cmmting-i oom. Upon the desk lay a letter, directed to him, in the hand willing of his father withnn exclama tion of joy ho grasped tin- letter. It was sometime since he Iritllieaul from Mm. H nuiining the dile, he was about to break the letter open, when it fell from his hinds to the Hour. His fare, usually so full of color, be came suddenly of an easy p lioness, The letter fell with the supeisciption down wards. It was sealed with a hi ick seal. The bright smiles had (led and his counte nance was expressive of a datk foreboding as ho stooped to pick the letter from the Hour.' Willi a trembling hand ho broke the sea! and read ns follows : Il.tvtNt, Ism: of Cum, ) May lfiili, 18-. j Dew. Gr.ontit:, uv mix: Cte you re ceive this letter, tour father tt ill he in tlio crave. A dreadful distemper nt this time races on the island; whoever is alt. irked falls a victim to the scourge. Yesteiday I ws nit. to-day tin' fatal poison tuns thrungli my veins to-morrow I shall die no human power can prevent il. fJeoige, bv perseverance and industry, I have uo quiiidn princely fortune. Il is yours all ill yours. I hoped that I should live to set on apaio, hut in vain. 1 go, resigned to tho n ill of God. A heady my strength begins to fail me. My eves orn(v dim the fearful mai nly in ei eases I feel the deadly pangs at my very vitals. raieuell, George good bye. From your dying father, Gr.iiiitit: II. Asitnuit.v. Tlirire George reail the letter of his lath er and ihrnu-ing himself into a eluir, In- wept tears ul bitterest gi lel. !y ibis event his happiness was dashed to the eat tit in on" moment his hopes were crushed. Ilia emplojerat tins moment entcied the store, and inquired the ratise of his grief. George. Cave him the letter. A tear came in the eo of 'll.: ::i!!s. ,.s lie ;!io fate of his Jld friend and former n nlner. cii.trm! it. Thro? days after George Ind taken leave nl all his fiiends, and nt her he loved from whom it was almost death for him to part and sailed for H ivana. After u fair passage he anived. On enteiing the plico his heart sickened at tho scene atoiiud him. Houses were r used, a ml the doors and windows birred Paces of business were shut op, iho owners being dead, or removed into tin coii'itry. The dead carts wt-ie hum ing by, loaded with putrid corses, which filled the air with a deadly elilavii. Every thing mound looked gloomy and desolate. He was heforo the store of his father, it was clo sed the sign was still uti. with Ids name upon il. After sumo inquiiies. ho learned iMt . partners of his fuller had removed to tho inteiior of Iho islantl. He iminedi ilo- Iv set out for tho place of iheir sojourn. Three months elapsed eio Havana b-g.iii to show signs ol returning life iiutl activity, A year passed, and George was engaged in settling tho affairs of his father. Dining ibis lion, In, b.wl received In. I from Elmira Warrou tho last, a cold and indillVrent epistle. False girl bitterly shall sho repent, for having trilled wiih my feelings. She loves mu not, her vows wero false iho girl I thought lo in iko my bride on my return, is peril ips another's, tiut George Ashburn, thu merchant's clerk a dependent, as she. uiouglit, un h,s salary, was soon (oreottcn in tho smiles ofthoso around her. These wero thu words nf George on finishing thu letter. Such indeed was ihu caso Elmira War- j ron forgotten tho letter, the elegant drawing-rooms. Tho rii lilv ) cushioned divans, were also occupied by nt of iho beautiful lathes that throtmed ma il the I voire, is heard above all iho others, and whom many a young lady casU at) eye of jealousy. i II is the hello of Mm eveniiiL'. Elmira Win - reu. Iiesido her sat tho modest, and iin tending EJiza Morrill, conversing in a low, and less familiar lono than lliat of her cousin, to a young gentleman near her, I lor face wore rather a downcast expiession mid she looked not, like ono who enjoyed the festive scene aiotind her. All that evening she had hardly hoen nnticed by her proud cousin, and tho feelings of tho young girl were butt at tho cold neglect. Ilecoming annoyed, at the iiumhcrofyoung men who gathered round her cousin nnd heiself, slit! entreated of her to retire to the drawing-room. Dot her cou sin was too iiiurli envaged, to mind the re quest. Finding no nolico was t.tkeii of her, Eli.i took the aim of the young gentleman, her companion, ami was about to enter the drawing-room, when the outer-door of the hall opened, and a stranger, magnificently attired, entered. tit. A 1U7.7. of admiration nrnso round the room, ns the h -indsoino strnncer entered. He was a tall and eleg-utily formed young man. 1 1 is features wero regnl ir as a Gre clan maiden's his hiirwns of glossy black, and cmlcil must beautifully over his finely sinned head. His eyes wem datk hazel, bright and sparkling; his complexion was of a rich brown, yet clear ns. crystal. And what added still more to lljo beauty of his fire, was a superb pair of w hiskois, hladi as the hair upon his head. He was lii-hly ihessed and his garment displaed his flue form to advantage, ;,s with a tuanlv steti he trod the floor. He was so I ;.:...l i i..., Charles Raymond, a former admirer of FJ mirj Warien; a handsome young man, hut like the lest of her admirers, cast oil' for some new face. Who is he i was the question that passed from lip to lip, as the noble looking stranger cresset! the floor. He's a foreigner, I know by his looks; Elmira Wairen, 1 da io say, will base (he first introduction, said a young hiilv alinosl w illiiu lie.iriii; of the stranger, as w iih a promt toss of her head, she tried in vai i to catch his eye. She was right. Miss Warren, said Chfiiles I'aymond, ad vancing towards the proud beauty, permil me to introduce my fiiund, Mr. Gustavus Hamilton. With all the grace of a princess, sho arose and s ihited htm. . At that moment tho music called the dan cers I'rom their seats. Shu had Ins hand ; he led to tho lloor. A young man stepped to her side, unnoticed by Hamilton, and H.iim' ed In r hand. Shu haughtily waved him aside, and with the g ill ml slianger, was soon lln'catliny the mazy dance. She was all do lilit ; no one hut herself h id spoken to him ; she ll nl loi'gotlei) all, nut mm. All hoi arts iiud accomplishments, ttt ie broiiehl lo hear , against the heait of Hamilton, lint in vain ; j a cold smile now and then play oil on his lips ; , and that w us all, In vain wis tho artillery of her chirms I leveled nt him ; his thoughts wen; on ai oth er ; his eyes wero bent iu ardent gaze upon .ue it.i iii ii, a lotinif gi.i near Iildi ; it was Elizi Morrill. Their eyes met ; bets drop ped, tt bile a deep blush mantled li"r Invelv f ice ; again iyid again their eyes met, and as often, would tho tell lalo Idosli rise to her face, Thedinco was over, and Elmira was still ong ieed in conversation with Hamilton. You aro not a n ilivo of this place, I pre sume, said she us ho seated himself beside her. I have lived in tho West Indies; ui rived to-dav from Havana. Havana I perhaps you know a young man whose u ime Goorgo shbiini, I do, nnd havo a p ick ago to deliver you, which ho entrusted to my cue. Hamilton handed her a sealed packet. A inero fiiend of mine, a clerk w hen lie left tins place ; ho made somo pretensions, hut as foolish as they were unnoticed, said she, in an unfeeling tone, as sliu took thu p icl.el, This was said willi evident intention of in forming Hamillou, that sho was free so far as Goorgo Ashliirn was concerned. A clerk, you sty said Hamilton with a smile on his lips. Yes iho nrqii lintanco tvas.slight; ho was a visitor at my falhei's linnsu Aye, and tlio betrothed of Elmira War ren, s ii I Hamilton iu a cutting tunc, us lie rose and left the seal. Shi! stalled, the blood rushed toher face as he spoke. Could George Ashburn, have told him I was the question sliu asked her self as Hamilton lelt tier. Chagrined and mortified at the exposure of her falsity, she rose and proceeded lowaids tho drawing room, alone ; no aim was offered for tier es cort. Thosu whom sho had slighted now sliglilcd her. Enlering tho drawing room, sliu seated heis"lf, moodily, upon a couch. In ono mo inont her brightest hopes were blasted. Sho had alieady piriuied heiself tlio wife of Ham illou, thu rich West Indian merchant, as she supposed him. Uv her own winds she had betrayed her false heart. Sho cursed George Ashburn, in her thoughts, for Hamillou, she well knew now despisetl her. Again thu music sounded, tho merry dan cers thronged iho lloor. Elmira Warrun, looked for Hamilton ; sliu saw him just as ho left the seal wiih tlio hand of Elizi Morril tiiihui his. I ler jealously was roused as she sitv him gazu iipiiu her cousin, tvhilh bean ie It hive beaming in Ins eyes. Her facu was lluslied : a slight tremor was visible upon tier lips and chin ; her eyes Hashed fire, and slut looked, Mho very devil of a woman, ' us she gazed upon him. He met her g i.o ; and casting at her, a cold, scornful look, turned lo the lovely ciil beside him. Yoxed, beyond nil hearing, Elmira ordered her car riage and dcpaitcd from tho hall. CI I A 1' II. II IV. It was a beautiful afternoon as Elmira Warren sat in the splendid parlor of her fath er's house. It was tin cm months from tho night of the lull, and Eli.a Morrill had not visited Imr siuro, I he cruel uegloct of El on'mir.i, on I It'll night, Ind tvoiiudeil tier to tho heart, nnd since lint tunc sdm had nut enter 'ed the house. ' .'Faking u hook from tho marble coulre ta .bin near her, Elmjra glanced over tho pages; in a moment she replaced il ; taking up an- other this also was soon dropped ; another nnd another shared tho same fale. Hooks hail ceased to amuse her mind. Souline her self at the piano, she began a lone; hardly had tho notes struck her ear, eru sho slop ped; thu loo familiar sound was no music, to Iter ear. A gilded harp stontl near her, she turned and ran Iht fingers lightly over the chords ; for a moment, the rich toned inslin nirnt seemed to lull her impatience. The doorbell at thai moment rang violent ly, sho sprang f-oni her seal. I mpo it is Elizi, said she, I am so lonesome. A servant entered with it card, she took it and lead Geotgo Ashburn, 'Fremont House. I'm not at home, !aid she io a quirk, an gry tone, as she handed Ihe card to ihe ser vant who departed with ihe lie. The next day at the same hour, the card was agiin presented, and again, Elmira Warien was not at home. . Tho next day, for tho thiid time the card -is'handed her; sho took il and torn it to pieces, and sealing herself at the table, sho write as fullows Mr. Asiintm.v Sir You will oblige me, by troubling me no more; I do not wish Io see you, neither will I. Twice I have returned your cud ; thethild, 1 tore lu pieces. The eng igemutil that has bound us, I now snip asunder. Your wife, I c.inmit be, for reasons which I sh ill not state. Call mo false if you will, I care not ; you it ivo your w ly s, I have mine. Ileoreloilh, I am nothing to von. I trust' this w ill answer. Ei.mii:a W.nui:.. Tliis letter w is tleliveted. Georgu Ash htirn, never railed again. Goslavus Hamilton, whom this disappoint ed young girl had hoped to onlr-ip, by lheU - . . i .i. I. I I. -rr .l ... ii i i art which had beguiled no small number of young men, was lost to her forever. In a shoit lime ho was to leae for Havana, and rumor s aid, wiih a wife; a lovely htide Eliza Mori ill. Exactly four months from the night nf the ball, the m itiiago .''i-iemoov, between Gus- t.ius Ii .niiltou mill i iMoirlll, was to boieiery true and m inly Iventuckian, il that thing ceh bttited. j u nut improper ami dangerous in its eu-lonco Elmira Wirren received nn invitation. I among n-.' And if so, is ho w ho uuterl.ikcs Her fiisl impulse was to decline il ; hut id-1 remove Hie eul the onomy of his couniryl Or mind sin- resulted to go. lr;,,l"-,r; ""X "l0 "'X l" . , i 7 , ., Ihe sake of populariiv, and a narrow self-inter. es, I will go, said she, as sue reatl the ' , . ..'.', ,',i, ,,..,ir.., ..f ,i. invitation a sen nil lime. I will see Ihem inariiell. Gost-ivus Hamilton, the man I love, I will behold wedded lo Eliza Mori ill. Although my heart would fain lie spaied the scene. Itnl for G'oigo Aslihiirn, I might have been his w ife. Her own winds, h id sunk her iu tin- esti mation nf ll niiillof. ; but she vented hoi spirit upon Geoig.' -lilioni. The nodding night w as at ban i. A brilli int throng had assembled to wilt.ess tho iiutitiits, The company had neatly .i Warien onii-red. Sin ai 1 1 veil, ns . 1 ,1 iu tea limw,,l fli'iluk- ,,,! Hamilton. lie, as lightly returned tlio s.iln taliou. All was now in n uliness, the nuptid rer einony was about to proceed, ' i "- i'wih it., s .ii t I'siui. lilt- ,'nii in, , is "aT-rT'sio?. I he-oiio in wis i ,. ... ii soon to he lits 'filo; and fixed a piercing look upon hlnnra Wairen. Mv liiends. s ml lie. as he liirned lo the assembled throng, vnu hive hitherto known incus Gustavus llinitlloo. it is now lime ' lliitlsliouldlav aside iho n line lit il does nut belong -n me kuiitv mu by mv ii ditfnl niine Genn'o s'llitirn " i ' Kln.iri' Wirren wis I'linnderstrocl- a. tbl- Umiru U ain n ttasl mnderstruc kat tins untal. I be knnwledge tint Gustavus, ii.ioiiiiiiu iinu tji urgo (tsuiiurn, wore one, was too iniicli for her. Sho fainted littering iho namo of George Ashliurn, in a wihl i piercing lone, liyinoaid of thosn around, sho soon rocoveicd and immediately left tin-' .H, ' house. Tho in image ceremony was begun pro gressed was over. Eliza Morrill was the wife of George Ashburn. Il was, indeed, In- two years residence in the West Indies had so alleied him, thai even his most inlimatn friends had nut re cognized hioi. !t had grown mjch larger and taller. His face, which was as clear mid bounties as a woman's, ern ho left this city. h ut yielded him a superb pur of whiskers these, witli tlio rich hi own hue his face lint acquited hcnoathlhc influence of a tropical sun, ho had completely disguised him. Tho business like air, and tho rich dress ho al wats wore, also, added much to tho disguise. Thrcn months after his marriage, lie, with his bride, sailed for Havana. Tho fortune left him, hu had invested with Mm former partners of his I'llher, with whom hu was now a patlner. Thu young men of her acquaintance had neatly ull of them married lint not one, hail otl'ered himself lo Elmira Warren, the Co quelle. Dlt. Ktt.i.v. This intrepid soldier of the Cross, whii lias been illegally imprisoned ono bundled and sotenty days in Madeira for preaching tho Gospel, has been ofi'etetl $1, 000 if ho would leave Madeira; hut lie Ins declined tho oflTer, refusing lo sell tho rigid of speech and of disseminating Mm word of God for gold, teryet preaches publicly, be- caiiso the charter tolerates every form of worship in private, and within tho confines of dissenting chinches, erected within llio Portuguese dominions, though tlio Roman Catholic religion is tho established religion of the state. lhiston llct. An inveterate belter chanced lo step into an apothecary's shop, and it hen about leav ing, incidentally remarked "Well, 1 don't want any physic today." ' You don't know- Mint,' said Mm knight of llio pesllo and mortar, 'you may fall down and break your leg boforo you got to the post ollice.' I'll bet you a dollar I don't' replied the other. 'Oh, no, that's nut a-good bet,' was the loplv. 'Well, then, I'll hot I do !' Thu apothecary declined llio but. iY. O, 'if. A it Ur.fl.V. Judgu Warren, of New Iledfuid, at the Now England Society's din ner, in Now York, in reply lo Mr. McDutlio's nnst, about Mid aristocracy ol iNetv hngl I.exiiatnieu : -lest Ills ail aristorrarv : an nrislor.icy thai, Mislead of being tucked in a cradle, was era- tiled on a rock P TOTIIEPEOPLEOF KENTUCKY. Whill I was hitttiiiu In the North, in a tri angular fight, with Whig", Abohtionils and Deiiiorralfl, for the postulate that "what the law makes property, 'is property" and that all good citizens should abide by Iho law, till tln-y can, in a legal and constitutional limine, roiil'iirin il Io Iheir conscientious standard of morality, Iho Soul horn pre... was denouncing mo as W'.lung to employ the Army and Navy of Ihe Umtod Slates in tho forcible liberation of the slaves, I he many calumnies, insinuations ag.iuit my fi lolity lo llie laws and S'a'es allegiance, I slnfl not conilesrend to repel. say to lhon whonro so iniduoiisly atloinpting Io prejudice me in the confidence el tlio Whig parly, llnl I "hall nolh mo pa'liilii or dony cnn-i-i-ius of my own duly tollieAinorirnn people, I have fearlessly d-s-charged it and as I inner played tl.n sycnnli int to men for the sake of office, ihoogh sierili -ing "lino personal pridu in the r.iu.e ol the politi cal principles of lliat pirtv, to some portion of winch I owe nothing, so in defeat, I hive noth ing Io doploic but Iho eoiuuiun ca!.iinilius of the country. 'I'o Ihe people of Kentucky, I would humbly suggest lint I am iho sin of one of Iho first pio. I nee s of Iho West a man who, in an nbs-ruro wac, roniioreo seine service to his counirv . ootn i'l tin-council and in the field ho was one of the founders ef the Si ilo (''institution, and Ins services wero not unappreciated by those win hue perpetuated his memory, by giving his n nun to ono of Ihe counties of Iho Couinum wealth. I speak not of those Ih.ngs in a vain spin!, or Irom overweening nn.ii nii-cinm but Io remind those men of yesterday, lb it they ate presuming lim iniicli upo i popular rreiiuitiy, aim their own significance, when tliev set them iiclves up as the exclusive gu.irdi, ins of tho lion, or and welfare of the Stile ami undertake Io d-'ii.iuiico and ostracise me as no enemy of the eountrv. lining some snnll interest in tho ,,,1, iH 1 nir. mmd untie of the Com ... .t tt t i . it inonweallli, Willi all niv nuuiility anil love ol eijaali'v, I cannot but g'vo utler?nro to some touches ol ciinleuipl niid indignation towards those feeders upon the crumbs which fall from oilier men's tables, who effect so touch sensi bihly about the propertv of the nein'ry. If tbero is in our Sn'e something improper or tl m- gerous li, tie tinted or written aboto, 1 put it to s ol the people, ilares not attempt its extinc tiop, a traitor .m l a coward, and tru'y dpsorving the evecrattnn of hi c Hintrymen 1 I am not ashamed to admit th it I am Ihu uncompromis ing lee ('flyrinuy w believer display ed audi proudly mow tnvsel! the eternal eneun-of slue ry. At the sanin lime, experience-taught chari ly warns mo to lose none of tnv symp itby for t In; slave-holder, because id his misfortune, or bis fault and wnilst I would ho jo.-t to Iho Itlack, I am (roe to confess that every feeling of as-MCMtiuii, and ioslinctite sentiment of soli- eiev.uuiu, leans me io seei, uio weoare nt too White, whoever may bo tho couteouetices of liberation to Ilia Alrica. lired among slates, I regarded them with in d flerenrr, seeing oodepirluro from morals or economical progress u: the tenure. The em in- ' I . . , . eoi . . .. I . ' .-"."'-- '"- u . . i . out ino-t persons at tlio tnno anil I lelt somu I10w nnd i.loa.ins emotion-, springing up , n- bo-ouio w'hen I had resolved, in common with IIH' l.i.netiteil brnlhcr. ti, htii.ritr, N.v I author z-'d him to put mv niuio to ihe I'.'innci- I pui "U Society formed abuut lint time in Mercer I County. In Mies ime year I wjnl In Yalo Col. "' n "BB t,u,'t 1 m,t , and , therefore saw a po.iplo living tbero luturiously, , "," V.'" "''"''' '"r W"ul'' 'V , ,,,,,, ,,,, , fiunjnu ., , ahns-liotiso. ,t e-ly f,oll,lr fifiecn Mfousand Inoabilants ro-o ' up in lies morning, pissc.l through all the busy strilo of thod iv, and I iv down again nt night in ptiet and secun'y, ind not a single police ufli- 1 cer any whore lo he seen. There were morn ll,n" liv,! 'l"lll!rc'1 "" "lf! congregated Irom ; clinic--, of t nr - halnu mid loniM-mieni., m ' the quick blood of yo-ilh and all conquering pas sion, and there was no' found in nil Ihu coy, so lar as tho public wero aware, a single woman so fallen as to demand a less price for her lino thin honorable marriage. A grey Inired Judg) of seienly years and more, iu a lifetime of (er-1 vice, had pronounced sentence of death iion but live criminals in a whole Slate, and three of iheso wero brought down to ruin by m'enip..'- ranro. llnd been la-.iebt in regard C.mnecti- cut as a land of wooden nutmegs and le.ther pumpkin-seed yet thero was a land of sterility without paupers, and a people where no unii was to ho found tvliu could and road his laws ami his 11, hie. These were strange things hut far more strange, pa.-ing strange, will it be, Kontitckians ! if you shall not tome lu tho saino conclusion to which 1 was compelled that liberty, religion and education were thu causu of all these things, and the tru - found i tinu of happiness and natioinl glory. In ljDO, I introduced a Common School bill in to tho llousoof Represent.! ive of Ketitut ky it was lost. In Is.'JJ, I hid tho pleisuroof vo ting for Iho present common School law, in coin innn wiih a great majority of my compeers, lioforo IS 1(1, I was convinced that universal ed iication in aSlatu Slate was impossible ! Whilst I now write, the eight hundred Mums ind dollars set aside, from the proceeds of the siles i.f Ihe public lauds, for common schools, surreptitious ly nppr prtalcd to internal improvement.-', con. tt n ii my conclusion. There is not a single coat iu Iho great Cominoiiweallh ol Kentucky appro priated to Iho education of her peoplo ! ('. A. WickhfK', in a contention of Teachers, in IS 10, at Frankford, said "If Slatery and comtii'U schools ho tucoinp itihlc, I siy let Slatery per. ish." Tho statement was met with tremendous applause. Men of Kentucky whit say you ! Tune has proved Mint they aro incouipalilih not a single Slave State h is succeeded, from ihe beginning, in tho general education of her citi zen., (iuvernur Hammond, nf South Carolina, my iu his incssago lo llio hogisl iture Tho I'reo School System is a failure, lis failure is owing to the fact ih it it docs not suit our pooplu or our goverimicut." l!tperionco and reason Into long since proclaimed the same unwelcome fact. Whilst Mr. Wicklill'o was speculating I was acting. Ityald of thu law of IH'i'i, I hoped ulti. in duly to emancipate the Statu from ignorance, potcrty and crimu. Kentucky called upon all her sons, by all Mm glorious memories of Iho past, Ly all llio fond hopes of the future, lo resist tlio-n who, by Iho repeal of the law and a retro, g.ide movement, would sink her into tho etor during night and 'lower deep' of perpetual slate, ry, Tho tune hid at last mine, when I was to play the suIlUh tmie.sorver for ollii o and tempo rary elevation, or planting mv Jnlf upon Ihu eter nal principles of irulh, justice and reisou, look in" to conscience, to posterity and tu flod, to'lall r1 proudly iu their cause. Wli.iV thuugh I bo 'a la. ol '..' 1...J,.,..' ;,, i. . ,i,i, .... ti. . i i ... . , . lm3 )BCi,1r,lllim f American ludu II. tin. it .,1, uinim....-! ii, .)'.(,, iii,.t -i.iivij in poudence, Ihe Constitution of tho United Slates the common law of our English inheritance, ind in violation of the laws of nature and of Ood tho elTecIs of il nro beyond all controversy tlio mouiimontal hand of tinio his written llieiu in rh ir.iclerc of horrible d slincina" turning the dowy li'Mvons in'o hra.s, and scathing the green ear'h with sterility and decay. The whole Soil I 11 cries out with aitgmsh against Ibis or that measure of natioinl injury Inip'nres and denounces in nltern it r puenhtv--m ike. and limn ikes Presidents -enacts and repeals laws with a polulaiico and recklcssncs, inure woriht of in inly indignation, limn the pitiable forbear- anre of the North, lot no relief mines to the sMiknig pitient h"r hpnrlioml-ical illusion, are not deoieltod bo cannot, she will not see thai slatory, nothing but slavery, is the riiuto of I tier rum. Iter Ileitis renp'O mlo primitive sterility her imputation tv.iles away in inii ficturers recede from Iho infccled bnrilor, I rail" linguistics, decay trenches upon her meagre .iccumiilalions of laslo or utility, gui'it famine s'aik into Iho lnltere-l p-rials of the humo stead, t,ie hearth-stone in invaded hv a more re lentless intruder than the 'il'fu-er nf tho law, and tho castle lliat h-'lore Ihe sword, fall, by this slow, secrel and res'. lie. s en"inv, tho blood nf tho body politic is frozen at the core, atrophy paralyses all its limbs, sullen despair begins to il. .play itself upon I be care worn faces ol men, tho lleatcos and the earth cry, the derail laws of hmpine.s and ovitenro have boon train pled under foot, md ye", with a m ist pitiable infatuation, tho South still clings to slavery. The rnmp"titinn nf unrenuitled forv're, slave labor, dooms the laboring tvli.le Ini h in of tliee ipr, rlooms tlio laboring tvli.le Inl II mnriheij i Slates lo pmeny poverty gives tlio-n over to ignorance, iiiio ijionrancu nun pover y are mo first high-mill to crime and suffering. Among tho more fortunate property holders, rol'gion and uiorahtv are staggering a-,d dying. Idlene.s. oMravag.inre, unlhriflii"ss, and want nf energy, precipitate slate-holder, into frequent and unheard-of hinltruplric., such a- arc unknown in free St lies and well otdered Monarchies. The spirit of uncontrolled commtnd t itiales our tern-' tbo Pvo States 'his all men know from oh. p-ramcn's, ind do.iroy. that evenness of temper, ' wh it a little re! 't-ion would have and oipiniiinty of soul, which aro the sh" enabled th.-tn, a i-ntoat, to havo do'ernetiedi chors of hapniuofs and safety iu a world of on- tM.lny f the mure fiithlul and industrious slates attainable desire and inexorable evil. I'opula-1 nnv ,0 euip'nyel hv their qitandi n misters, Hon t. sparse, nnd wilbout numbers, there i . while Iho idle and vicious m-jst suli'-r tho con neitli;r competition imr division of labor, and of Spq,mces of thoir tolly. Stealing w.ll not in-neco"i-y, all mechanic arts languish anions us-1 ere is", as somo argue,' but be d mini-hod, for Agr.cuiuire drags along its slow pace with slot-. ,tigi,,nce wol ho more active and pums'iinPiit only, ignorant, reckless labor. S.-ience, liten- j more certain and setore. Lot cindul ites bo lure and art aro strangers here, po?ts, historian., t statred in all tho cnu:,ti"s in favor of aC 'liven artists and merhini.ts, thu lovers of the ideal, tion, and run again and again, till victory shall the great, Iho beautiful, the Into and tho useful, , perch on Iho standard of tho free. Whether iho untiring searchers into tbo bidden treasures j ointncipatinn bo rem .to or lmins(i:.itc. rcard of unwilling nature, making the winds, Iho wa- ln,t bo had to their rights or owners, the bib. tors, Iho palpable and inpilpablo c-senco of ,t3 ,,f the old, and tho general grol feolni" of things tributary '. mm, creating gratification t,e people. Tolhoso who crv out for eve"r r... ,t.n 1....I-. I .:i..l:... 1 1 . 1 . . . ... ,,.- .!,. si. li: no ' up y .n.u expansion to tho soul, tliev flourish whore Mint' and action are uitratnineled, over d iring must bo the spirit of genius, Us omnipotence belongs on I ly lo tho rncn. A loose and mai equate respect for tho rights of property of necessity, follows in the 'take of slavery. Dueling, blood-hed I 1 I ..!. I l'... t...l ....... . I iioo i.yiii ii uiw iuoi: uui nine securuy in per son. A general doinoral zitmn has t-orrupled t o hrst minus in Iho nation, its hot contagion his spread among the whole people, licentious ness, rrimo and hitter Into infest us at home, repudiation, and Iho forcible propogindisnn of slavuiy, aru arraying ngaiii.-t us Ihe world iu arm.. I appeal to history, to reason, to nature, and to cm s.-ioncc,which nei'her time, nor space norl', nor lute, nor hope of reward, norcrimo, nor, nor selfishness, can utterly silence. Are not those thing true? miiui'e rompir. ris ui o tho free and slate Slates, so often an I ably nnd.', I forbear, I leive this unwilling and hitter proof to each in m's oWcrtatinn and ro ll -cliou Yheio is, howeter, one cntisideiation which I w urge upon all, because it o- elude, all auaticii-m and enthusiasm.' Ken- lucky will herb her in dollar, and rents bv einauc',.ati.,u. ami si.Avn-tioLDcr.s will m: tvt'Al.Tiilca r.V Tile change. I """. (" "'Y own knowledSe, tint lands ,,f .bo s , qualuy in the rroe. nrj Irom 1110 lo .,() per cent, higher iu t-.lue thin in Ihe slsto Slates in sotnocise.s probably s x hundred ocr cent, bielier ! l.inds siv mile, from l'incii,n:,ti. ln ()!,:,.. I am credibly informed, are wnrih Rfill ner acre, w hd.t in K'eninrl.,- m m,. j,.. t.inco from riiy, and of' tho same' qualiiv, they aro worlh only 8 10 per acre ! Xotv the slave-holders of Ihe State are, with rare excep- tions-, the laud. holder, of tie Statu they there lore absolutely increase their fortune hv libera, tmg their slate--, eten without comprnsmiiix. Tims d I own 1,0(1(1 acie- of land in Fayette, ft is worth ..()(I0 tny I own Iv! slates worth 5,00(1, the probable ratio between lindaed slave.- if mv I ind rise to ihe value of Ihe free Stale standard, w lilch it must do, mv o late be. ,,,.. i,rth (losing the t.tluo m tho slsvo-, $."),()Utly S'J.j.OOil. If it n.-es lo Slot) per acre, i thtee limes its present tabic, as I most sincere, 1 y dehorn it wou'd do in tears alter eunnnpitinn, the man owning 1,000 acres or j 1 md. not worth S"i( per acre, "would bo worth, under the free system, $ M."i 000. .'n.v this as. ' serlion is fully 'proven by tai ls open t nil Kentucky was soil ed bv wealthy omi.'rints Ohio by laborers. Kentucky is Iho senior of Ohio by nearly one-half of the existence of the litter. Kentucky is tho superior of Ohio iu soil, chimin, minerals and timber, to say nothing ol Iho bei illy i.t her surface ind vet 'Ohm's i.i-h for 1S1II. amounted to 32,:lfil',-l,s2 81. whil-t Kentucky's ta ir, only 8I31H.017 (ill. Thus showing Ohio's superior productive energy oter Kentucky. Ohio his 2-') electoral voles to our 1:1, and outstrips us tu about the same ratio in all lliuign ulse. A cninnirisnn of the older free and slat e States wilishmv a more favorable sheet to tho free labor S'ates whilst the slato Stales Invu gre.i'iy tbo Hilvautaijo in clim do and soil, to say nothing of the vt.y grealcr extent of the Territory of the slave States. .Ma..sachu-etts produces uioro in gross Mann, factures yearly, than all the Cotton to tho Union soll fur! l.ot 1imsi tlio look to Cincinnati, and ask herself how many millions nf dollais Slavery cost her J All our towns dwindle, and our tanners lose, in coiircipicncc, all Home mar kets, Etcry termer bought out by the slate st h'uiii, sends oil' one of 1 1 1 it consumers of the Manufacture ol Iho towns--it h n Mie consu mers are gone, the iuchamc must go also. A Ins acquired another 1,000 acres of land, but 11 Ins guiio lo Ohio with the 50,000 paid for it, and the Statu t. that much tho poorer iu the ag. gregale. t has increased Ins npp.iront moans. but his market has limn to lands goven.ed by wiser heads Mini the land of Slavery could boast, Beef from Payelto sold this Spring tu the r.tly of Now York for SO per hundred, hut tho e. pouso of carriage was .1 per hundred thus, for wsnt of a lloino market, which cannot exist in a Slave Slate, Iho Heef raiser loses one-half or tho yearly proceeds of h.s Firm. Slavery costs every nun in Ihe rnmiuunity about Mil aim price ono. half and more of tho proceeds of Ins labor, ns the price of lands has already shown ! roiiiicai uiiiicumes ihicKon around us war. lor Iho perpetuation of this curse, threatens us in thu distance dark clouds ol bloodshed, d.s--olutinu ami utter ruin lower on ihe horizon the great nation it In-art lies bleeding iu the dut, under tho relentless heel of the Slave power'. It requires nu very quick eye In seo I hit the po. Illicit power of Kentucky is gone fur uvur, un. less sho lakes a new- tack and revives under the Free l,ibor System. Having, in truth, no coin noil interest with the Siave-hotdoig policy of -ho Soittli, we hair all the evils of the alliance 'Vitho it any of iho sumo. el couipon.tiing boo li's which Slavery confers upon the cultivators "Trice, "iigar and cntlnn. Tho Sott'li . hegi ling to h' supplied with proditre fro n Slatos loirer Ihoui lu distance and facilities in lran eor'ation than ours, whilst she is already toil oiortobuy from us w-e look for nnrkets al. uin.t evrluito'y In CiucinniM, and Now York, ill I N"W Orlein., which last us but the o itlrt to the o'her nalio is. U.itil li -ulucky i prepi red to go ail lengths for Slavery, sha is power loss not pro slavery enougli for tin 'chiv.ihy, nor free enough lor ill! tr.RE, between two .stools she j itiaders on Iho ground. Clri'ti iih, moralist', politician, and merely 'ot.hvo laborers foci tlieo Inner iru hs. Koi. 'in-ky never will un to herself to the s'avo em mre, l"K'i i'f So-:'hor-i tl-runion liien li her at onco lr ul o.i the van for freedom. Is tho crynf liberty lus pn verful linn sl,ivery to rn "t'e the hearts of rtteii I us ihen bo jus' an I feir not. I, t ns liberate our slaves, an I m ike friend, ui'tead of enemies for lh evil day fr all Hi" igus nf ihe tunes prnc.'aim lint tl.n elcmontsnf revolution are am mg ns 't hen the crisis com!s if wo are free, all will In ife if no', no man cm sco the end. em tncip ilion hi. gone heforo us, proving nil thiirr. s ife. The p; ice of lands in tbo colonics is aduiate I o-i nil h ni l. to lins'o r en in value, in so 'o of all the eiieuiies of freedom 'lie-o are the etnnul anil undi-pti- tablo prools ol siu-resflul rnlorm. I tie Oiv toil .,,,, lf the boo I. of s'averv. nvno-ieoc, an, I statistics prove the propbe-y of Thomas J'-fTer- on, tl, it tho ratio of the increa-o of the b ark. up.-n a given b.i-t-, dunini.he., c-inpired with the im-roi.o of slavery, w hile tho iidluvof while iiiiniigra'io't s-t allows up tho greit mass of iho A'rican race, in the progress and civilizition of tho tno'o energetic white. Am ilgimatioii of thattvo ricos, so nffeclelly dreaded by soinu 1 nrv- mot,. I. tar lo.. in tin. free lli.n lit . . ii nat FiU ee untie with the treoil slices ! It will occur that up in tin. plan, no more will Ih lelt aim ng us than we shall ab-olutcly need, for wo hive every reason to suppose that inmy of tho opp incuts of the untvmon's will leatu us beloro its ronsumniition, taking llicir slates with them and tho S'ato ought not to, if she could, at onco deprive herself of the slate labo- i rors no v here Then let us hate nn regard lo tho clnnnrs of the ultras of the North or the South, moteo-i uiis-hakoii in o ir purpose, to Iho glorious end. Shall sensible men bo forever deluded by Ihe silly rry ol' 'abolitionists ' is this not becoming not only ridiculous, hut eontentp'ihle 1 Can you n t see tint tinny base demagogues hive been crying oat wnlf, "whilst they were playing the traitors to their piny and Iho co-in'ry for per son tl c'.o.'at on ! I. .t nut l'-n ' that soma sense of returning justice s't mid revive in our bosoms, and tint y.nt s -ton Id co t.o lo denouifco lhoo who iu dele it ilo not forget their integrity, and who, though fallen, d i n d.;spnr of II. e rtepublic. Washing-. in, .1, if rso i and .Mtd'.oii and the groit founders nl the ltpuhhc are mv stand. rd t o irers I, b-r!y and Union is my tn itlo. Not or yet has Kentucknn deserted his country's standard and tl 'd the field. Shad I bo the lir-t to prote recreant to the sentimeh' winch should over ho upporino-t in the tinsuins nf Ihe gallant and tho free, when danger, no milter whether "f the sword, or mora damn iigduspoti-m threat ens Ins tl dive land. 'Thtn't throu;'h w.iom Thy lif-'-blno i irai-ksi-s pirt-nt lake, And then strike home!' I hive given my slaves freedom for the pub lic goo I. W more needed! Tax lne to tlio verge of -o.teuaiice and life, and unke my coun try! I call upon all Kentucky to speak 0 it upon tins subject ; let each mm come to the p-o-s in bis own name let us hear others, hear all. Trii-t not to those who in private whisper approval in your ear, but denounce th" open ad-voi- ites ot lite ss i c admissions. I do not pro. lo-s lo bo inf.iihhle, if I am wrong, show mutlio nabi, no m tn will do more, siij'-r more, dr con cilhtion. I iis'en to adtii-e, I imolor" counsel, but neither denunciation, nor persecution, sbill silence me, and so lar as the voice ol one indi vidual makes up the omnipotence of public, w ill, 1 sit- Kentucky shall ho lire. no unn bo startled, a few year, ago most men looked upon si ivory as a mailer of courso i thing ul ne cessity, which was lo live lor contttr e-. Now, few are so hardy as lo don;- lint somo '-'0 or 30 years will wittness us .Muictio.i. Tho time is, to my judgment, yet nearer at Ii .ml. A of three counties deep, lying along the Onto liter, contains a decided uu's"?,. ty i f tl-u pooplo of Mn State, a'l rt the greater part -jf ; ire soil. How r before slaves '.har.- will he, from obvious causes, utterly use less ! Soon, very soon, will I hey find them-' selves bearing all the ovils of slavery, without any, tho least remuneration. 1) cs any mm be. hove tint they will lamely suhtnit to this intol. crable grievance It slavery does not tumble down ol itself, Ihoy will vote it down, for they will hate the power, and it will bu their inteiost to do so. 7'ne re h interior counties of the Slato have Ihe least need of slave labor of any portion of Ihe globe. The mountain are ruin ed by ihe decreasing population of the lowlands, and the inability to coii-inno tho.r products, where slaves abound. The Green Itiver Coun try should remember if Pandora's hex was open ed again upon mmkind, two greater curses and forerunners of poverty nnd rum Mian slaves and tobacco, could not ce found ! Keulurkottis, be worlhy of your pist fanio bo heroes once more, tied has not designed this most fatored land to bo occupied by an inferior rare. Italian skies iniutle over us and more than Sicilian luxuri ance is spread beneath our feet. C.te us Free I.ibor, and we shall indeed become Mho garden of the world.' Hut what if not I Man was tint created only for ihe eating of Indian meal the mind the soul niu-i he fed, as well as the body, Thosaui'i spirit which led uslo tho battle field, gloriously tu illustrate Ihe national name, vet lues in tho hearts of o ir people. I Lev feel their falsa position, their lutpotoncy of future accom plishment. This weight must bo reunited.... Kentucky must be free. CASSIUS M. CLAY. Lexington, Ky., Jan., 1815. Pav of a WiTr.NKss. " Small llnnks toyou, sud a pl.iiuiilf to one of bis witnes ses, " for tthit you havo said iu ibis caso." "Ah, sir," siid tho conscious w hums, " hut think of whit I didn't siy." 'Tis tho misery of tlio poor lo bu neglected of men, 'lis thu misery of the rich to neglect God, r I v

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