Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, August 15, 1845, Page 2

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated August 15, 1845 Page 2
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n(r nnnntmnn in mo o I I rem vn rniinrnn 7" M m I ir ST nn I'ltint ! Ktfa. Bin. ippmi in n vr n 11 n. nt r. rc iictii i Urminrinn mninritv. THE AUGUST ELECTIONS. Tho result ofllio August elections aro now pretty certainly ascertained) and though not as favorable to tho Whig causo as could bo wished, yet llicro is less of disaster in them than wq had reason to anticipate. In Indi ana lliero is but littlo change from 1844. Tho Congressional delegation is divided, as before, 2 Whigs and 8 Loco Focos. The Senato is tied, 25 to 25, as it was last year ; while in tho IIouso the Loco Focos havo se cured a small majority. Alabama has elected the independent candidato for Governor, Martin, over tho regular Loco Foco nominee, Terry. Tho Congressional delegation remains unchang ed, G Locos to 1 Whig. In North Caro lina the Whigs have lost one of their Con gressional "Districts; which they carried at the last election ; in tho others there is no change. Tennessee has elected Drown (L. F.) Governor over Foster, Whig by a majority of 1000 or 1500, perhaps less. The Leg islature is still in doubt ; but tho probabili ties seem to be that the Senate will bo tied and the House, Loco, by two or threo ma jority. In Kentucky, notwithstanding the 'splcn did battle,' which, according to the Argus, the Loco Focos fought, tho Whigs havo achieved a signal victory. Eight out of tho ten Congressional Districts have returned the Whig Candidates. In tho last Congress tho Delegation was equally divided. This result is a sore disappointment to tho Polk Administration. They wero sanguine of carrying Kentucky. Indeed the Lexington Correspondent of tho Washington Union, writing a day or two before tho election, vauntingly proclaimed that "Whiggcry was on tho wane," and that the "signs of the times" indicated tho success of "eight out of ten of their (tho Loco) candidates I" How egrcgiously these gentlemen wero mistaken, the result bas shown. The following is a recapitulation of the result for Congress in the several States which have recently held their elections : this lime in our State. I had proposed to havo touch ed upon ihe Texas question also, but find thai I havo occupied already too much space, and therefore wil closo with the remark, that iho loco focos find jun about as much food for consolation on this subject it thoy do upon that of Protection, A WHIG. PENSIONS. "At you were" It will bo observed, by relercnco to tho advertisement, that tho lata arrangement for paying pensions has been countermanded, and that the instalment duo on the 4th proximo to tho counties ofBcn- tngton, Rutland, Addison. Chittenden. Franklin and Grand-Isle, will bo naid bv Merritt Clark, Esq., nt Poultney ; and tno rest ol the State by Roswell R. Kietii, Esq. at Monlpelicr. More Hay. Some of our cotcmnornrics have turned up tho whites of their eyes when alluding to our statement of Mr. Hickok'a hay crop. But wo havo got a richer bit than that. Mr. Cassius Douolass. of hi taken seven tons of well made hay from one acre of ground, at ono mowing, tho prcsen, season. 1 lie ground was seeded last ycart with a half bushel of hcrdsrrass and twn pounds of clover, and had a bag of plaster sown upon it in tho spring. Put that in your pipe, yo unbelievers, and set it down as a mplo of Chittenden County meadow land. And, in the mean time, if you are short, wo can accommodalo you with a few thousand tons of surplus hay. nannn in mir crrnniriii 0 iu aciuiu u II luuiyu. , then, and meet the -lay aside all person- uus lanjr ui me puns. i . ... . or ihiii in mipnfi mnnrlnnl rusis NR. IUUU3 Ul IIIU i on Mon- r nTo A II .1.. resulted tu Will in mnn ur iiiir the North a Sen- i i .i i III IIIU IU- in dr neiu .. .. uiier. in miuu it mi: 1 1 1 f 1 1 1 a i v m ri ii i .1 US iiiu trii? 1. learn that the d lias been second- . who ai mcir conven- d turn as tnttr can s our suspicions us mat a more it anv Wine It is not to Humhsr wlngly is it n 1S43. 18-15. W. L. V. W. L. V. North Carolina 4 5 3 6 Indiana, 2 8 2 8 Alabama, 1 G 16 Tennessee, 5 0 5 0 Kentucky, 5 5 B 2 17 30 19 23 Communication. BLINKING THE QUESTION. Mb. Kditor: I notice that most of the loco foco papers in this Slate aro displaying the deepest nnxi.v ty, to withdraw the attention of the people from the discussion cf National politics and to confine it eiclu aively to State affurs. And inasmuch as 1 hate seen no good reasons assigned therefor, I propose, with your permission, to oiler what appear to my mind the (rue ones. It will be recollected that previous to the election of Mr. Polk to the Pre-idcncy, the loco focos in this State were loud and boisterous tn their professions of friendship to a prolictitc tariff". They claimed to be Iho exclusive and only truo friends to Protection;, and insisted most strenuously and pledged their sa cred honor, that Mr. Poll; was aound to the core on this subject, which is of so dup and all absorbing interest to the farmers of Vermont, that in fact pro fpriUn would bn safer in lit hands than in the hands of Henry Clay. On the contrary ihe whigswercun ceasing in their warnings to the people, of the evil and disastrous consequences tint were so sure to flow from the election of Mr. Polk. They proclaimed to the people from one end of the land to the other, from their presses and through their Orators, lhat if James K Polk' was elected President, they might prepare themselves to witness the destruction and downfall of the present excellent tarifflaw, which in its operation has conferred so many benefits and produced so mucli advantage to the interest of the people of the who! country. And now la iho people of this state mark the prediction lei them look to the ominous articles" in the IIWmiguTi Union, the accredited and official organ of this dear friend (J. K. Polk) to protection articles headed with words of this fearful import " The TAairr mcst be kedcced let them look a the letter of J. R, Walker. Secretary of the Treasury, recently written to his friend, and reod lhe-e words "The TAMrr must be seduced to the bevenci standard." And after Ihey have looted at these evil forebodings which are being now daily proclaimed from the loco foco papers and writers at Washington after they have reflected upon th.'m long nnd deeply alter they havo laleii a full, deep and candid view of the subject, and have, in a measure, realized the parol izing and withering effects that Ihe hypocritical and treacherous came, thete loco focos have played upon them, is likely to have upon their dearest interests- after Ihey have done this, I ask if it be possible Ilia they can any longer be at a moment's hesitation, why the leaders of tho loco foco party in this State are so deeply anxioufto withdraw the attention of the peopl from the consideration of national politics at theelec tion which is so near at hand, and lo confine that at' tention to the consideration ofstate affairs altogether? These loco foco demagogues told Ihe people, immed atcly preceding lhat last presidential election, lhat Ihey would best consult their own interest by voting for Mr. Polk, and now lhat he is elected he threatens to pull down Ihe tariff to ihe revenue standard they told the people that he was the staunch and steadfast friend to all their interests, and now that the adminis trntion of the government has commenced under hi ouspice'.wool, the great staple i f the Vermont farmer: has fallen from ten to fifteen cents per pound. And what do these loco focos offer, by way of an excuse, for this stale of things 1 Why, Ihe poor crea tures are driven lo the miserable apology of an excuse that tho coartc wool imported under the 5 per cent. clause of the present tariff law, comes into competi- uM. ib wowl grown in Vermont t and ihey have repeated litis falsliood so often that they have really come lo believe it lo be true. But is the wool grow in Vermont of so coarse a n'alily as lhat which wo intended lobe imported under this 5 per cent, clause No i nobody believes a word of it. The long toartc I r t' ..... I. . : , i i . l : tvui ui ouum iiiicmu was iiueiiucu. iu vv MiiLiurieu der this clsuse and no other. But the real facts case are simply these. The' British merchant trade in South America have bought up large ea oi ine nner quality oi wool, ana nave Iran to our porta, and have sworn it through our uses under Ihe 5 per cent clause, as so much when in fact It was as fine as the wool in Vermont. And the loco foco Col lee rs of Ihe dear people, permitted ihe En ts. their natural allies, to awear through r coarte wool, and they conmted al n and fraud upon the people of this ppcars that tho loco foco office merchants are the real causes hat has been raised about this days of treachery and wick- compete with the British mer es of wool, examined into Ihe discovered ihe true facia in Ihe nation to be lodged at ihe dif- nd the consequences are lhat of this lirititk hcqfocQ coartt And now ve trust lhat these be made to walk the plank opes, inasmuch as ourPresi opinion that wool should be lieva to in iiiw hub opponents sis persuing it Cassius M. Clay. At a meeting of a w persons in Lexington, a committee of three were appointed to wait on Mr. Clay, and to request him to discontinue the publi cation of tho True American, on the ground that it "is dangerous to the peace of our community, and to tho safely of our homes and families." The commiltco addressed a letter to Mr. Clay, making the request, which was delivered to him by one of them. Mr. Clay in indignant terms refuses to comply with tho request, and says to the committee. go tell your secret conclave to cowardly assassins that C. M. Clay knows his rights and how to defend llicm." The following tho manly letter : Sins : I received through tho hands of Mr. Thomas II. Waters, one of your committee, nee candle-light, your extraordinary letter. nasmuch as two of yuur committee and myself rc not upon speaking terms, and when I add to thin the f.ict that you havo taken occasion to address me a note of this character when I am on a bed of sickness of mure than a month's standing, from which I have only ventured at intervals lo ride out and to write a few para graphs, which caused a relapse, I think that the American people will agree with me, that your cilice is a b isc and dishonorable one, more particularly when they reflect that you havo had more man two inntil'is whilst I was in health, to accomplish the same purpose. I say in reply to your assertion that you aro a com mittee appointed by a respectable portion uf the community, that it cannot be true. I ra tors to tho laws and constitution cannot be deemed re- pccUble by any but assassins, pirates, and lighway robbers. Your meeting is nno un known to the laws and constitution of my coun try, it was secret in its proceeding?, its purpo ses', its spirit ; and its action, like its mode of xistcncc, aro wholly unknown to or til direct ioUlion uf every known principle of honor, re- iginu ur government, held sacred by tho civili zed world. I treat them with the burning con tempt of a brave heart and loyal citizen. I de ny their power and defy tiieir action. It may be true that those men are excited as you say, whose interest it is to prey upon the excite ment and distresses of tho country. What ty rant ever failed lo bo excited, when his unjust power was about to be taken from his hands T But I deny, utterly deny, and call for proof, that there is any just ground for this agitation. In every ease of violence by .the blacks, since the publication of my papor, it has been proven, and will bo ag.un proven by my representatives, if my life should fail to be spired, that there have been special causes for action, indwendent of and having no relation to, the True American or its doctrines. Your advice with regard to my personal safety is worthy of the source whence it emanated, and meets the same con tempt from tno which the purposes of your mis. sion excite. Go tell your secret enclave of cowardly assassins, that C. M. Clay knows his rigius, unu now to uuienu tncin. C. M. CLAY. Lexington, August 15, 1845. On receiving the abovo communication. tho original meeting adopted a resolution calling a general meeting of the people of Lexington und of Fuyctlo County, to meet on Monday, 18th insl. "to concert measures " for iho suppression of the further publica- " tion of the abolition paper called the True "American." A few days will givo us the result of their doings. In the mean time we will not believe that they are so mad as to advise or countenance acts of violence. P. S. Subsequent accounts bring us Ihe proceedings of this meeting, which resulted' in tho appointment of a committee of sixty, who were instructed to box up the type and other materials of the True American, and ship them lo Cincinnati, lliero to await the order of Mr. Clay. This had been done without riot or bloodshed Mr. C. being still confined to his bed. MEXICAN DOCUMENT. We present to our readers, agreeably to our promise yesterday, a translation of the report and resolutions submitted by the Mex ican Minister of Finance to tho Chamber or Deputies, the object of which is to empower the Executive to contract a loan of fifieeo millions of dollars. It comes in the Diario del Gobterno, of July 21st, received at the Department of State last evening, via Fen sacola, and is as fullows. Union. Department or the Treasury, ) July ,'Isi, 1815. On the 10th of April of the present year I had the honor !o present to Iho august Cham ber of Deputies a report proposing various means which the government considered proper to be adopted, in order to obtain resources for making war on Texas. Al that time, some hope remained that tho eflurls of the govern ment to avoid war, and its fatal consequences, might prove successful. That hope is now for ever lost; and there are no other alternatives than infamy and slavery on Ihe one side, or wsr, with all its disasters and calamities, on the oth er. Mexico has been prevuked to this war, and for a long series of years lias borne Ibis provo cation ; a"nd her people ouh nowbeunwo ih in nrcservo the country which their fathers eonqwied l Mr blood. If they should, and i ' so in liiass lo oppose an unqu.lou ajrgres. IioT., n defence of their nationality, and to . cuTo respect a. a.,, independent people. The time for talking ond discussing tho incontestibhs rights of Mexico in the Texas question, is now past ; and lbs period lists arrived when we muss,

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