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. - V': " '.:'''V'''.V.'.;' ' " L "lv-l.:-' . "! k LIFE IS ONLY TO BE VAU7ED AS IT 13 VSEFVllY,EX?WXI&i;f .TT-i;,: ,.' ;. X ' ; ,'; '; ;;: ' - '
BY J. II. CHUISTY.
" You have once Been better days? I "Then she is Yours. cried the delighted
l nave my nusoona waa wealUiy ; old man-'say not a word about property
I i . m a a . - I . . w
Dm taiae inenoa ruinea nun ; be endoraed I my boy. true worth is better than nehes
notes to a great amount, which stripped I was only trrins- vou.'IIennr. and Caro-
Tb Kmbhu" it ptiMihcd at Two I w of nearly all .our property, and one mis. J line will never be married to any othe thin
I Fifty Cento per annum, in adaiiM, r I fortune foibwed another, untfl we were re-1 yoaneUL 4 -f : s
jvia, and FJty Cento pw annum, m "-t -1 fortune followed another, until we were re-1 yourself.
Thre PJl j"n (pt t the op. ""ced 10 complete poverty f My husband The transition from despair to happiness
ZummmbeiniaVtitAOVoau my cWWren soon Ibnowed hint" r ; I For a moment Henry remained silent;
1 JT the firt, and Tirenty-nr nu w i ,"i lave you any remaining cnndrenT"
I have one, and he is my only support
: HEXRV AND CAROLLNE.
botaafieapect to walworth." ? ,
. You are too parsimonious, Henry,'
said Mr. D. to one ot ma cieras, aa wey
tnoviher' in the countuig-house, one
nwroing. " g tot y that you I prayrrhat'a your son's
Ajtioi dress sufficiently genteel to appear I "Henry "
but his looks spoke volumes, r At last, "
corn to deceive vou. sir." said he, "I am
I My health is so feeble that I cannot do poorer than what vou suppose--I have a
M rfL.l m.t 1.1? a i ! . . .T. .
mucn, ana myiauier neuig mum, neeas i mother ana erand-nuier wno are -great
attention. My son conceals from my I : I know it, I know It aU," replied Mr.
knowledge the amount of his salary; but 1 1 D. interrupting him, "I know the, reason
am convinced tnat he sends me nearly all u of yottf paraimony, as 1 called it, and I
not the whole of it" .- 4 - - honor you for it it was that whkh first put
''TlKnisnot athcwith-your it in my head to give you Carottne eo she
""No sir, he is clerk lor a merchant in shall be yours,-and may God bless you
riuiaaeipnia.-., ; . ..... iboth!" . . . . - "
Clerk for a merchant in Philadelphia! I ; Shortly after this conversation, Henry
namer I avowed his love to Caroline, solicited her
hand, and it k needless to sav.that he did
SS Ciena II ... j I . . w . .iMHMa . V I IM SUIIUI Ul INUi uwuuw ww unv
fjce ras sufTused with a deep blush, and I why he fa my clerk! I left him at my I deferred their union until the succeeding
tear trembled on his manly cheek. "Did Here followed a succession of inquiries, supposed he should have to own one false
I not kouw that your salary was sufficient which evinced an anxiety that a mother on- hood, be said, "and they would willingly
to provide more genteel habiliments," con )yoult feel ; to all of which Mr. D. replied have him shoulder two; but it was too much,
unued Mr.Dr" 1 .would increase .-r i to her perfect satisfaction. r I and he would hot endure it tie had told
' Mf salary "ia suthcient , amply sum-1 You ' know our" I Ieniysaid the old I Henry she war ioinsr to be roamed in five
.- i it : : 1 1. I . . . , - i . . ..I . 1 V . . . m ,
cicnt, sir, rcpueo iienry , m u voice i man, raising nis neaa irom nts saui -:weii I weeks, ana ne snouia not loneii ms wora;
ed with emotion, out wiui inai prouu utuu- Rir, then you know as wormy lad as ever I "but, perhaps,': added be, apparently re-
pendence of feeling, wnicn poverty naa not Lved God will bless him, he will Mess bun I collecting himself, and turning to llenry,
bm:n able to invest uuu ui. ior nis gooaneas to ins pour oiu grana ia- i Tpernaps we snau nave to oeier h alter au,
noticed- his aUon en4immcuiaU:lyl ther be added in a tremulouarvoice, while J for yoa have important bttsiheM'inlheeoun-'
change d the suhject .;.,- ; J the tear ran down his checks. - I try about that time."
Mr. D, was a man of immense . wealth L - 4IIe is a worthy fellow to be BunsL, said I t Be merciful, air,' said Henry, smiling.
and ample benevolence-; he was a widower Mr. D. rising and placing a well filled purse "I did not wish to witness the' sacrifice of
. . i . l 1J M.l.rtl. .t l .J .1 1 J nil. ; . I , . , y
and naODuione tunu, a uaujuiw, mio tne nanus .oitne oiu man.- r ne is a i my own nappiness. f ,
was the prule of his declining years, .fche I worthy fellow and shall not want friends." I . " I am merciful." replied the old gentle.
wajB0ta tvdwtifulas an angel, orasper-J "Noble boy, said he mentally, as he I man, ."ami for that reason would not wish
feet as Venus ; but the goodness, the in-1 was riding leisurely along,' ruminating on I to put you to the inconvenience of staying.
ooconce, the inu:uigence oi ner nuuu, i qU late interview, "noDie ooy, ne snail not I You said that you .would willingly oDiige
shone in her countenance, and you bad I want wealth to enable him to distribute hap-1 me, but you could not, indeed you could
but to become acquainted with, to admire, J piness. ' I believe she loves my girl, and if I not" : . i . i
toiove her. Such was Caroline Clancy, J he docs. Jie shall have her and all my pro-1 "You have once been youne. sir," said
when Henry nrst became an inmate oi ner i pertv in the bargain." r- i. ..
AtherV house. Notwondcr, then, that he - Filled withihis project, and determined
soon worshiped at her; shrine no wonder if possible to ascertain the. true state of
that be soon loved her with a deep and de their hearts, be entered the breakfast room
voted afleetion, and reader, had you known the morning after his arrival at home.
ilil nni KnvA wondered Utal I - SL IIaiiw ( aivurf a L-bim im mnA wh I k,-M mmAAtntw
A IUI" JWS v mm-rm - -r . W V av hbvwi, w bvh w wav iW MLr I afo VWUUSMIC.
iUtat love Was soon returned, for their souls to England to try his fortune," he care- We have only to add, thai the friends of
Iwere congenial, they were cast in virtue s iesaly observed. m . , . -.jv llenry were sent for, and the nuptials so.
'purest mxild and although their tongues . .'.'Henry about to leave ns!" said Caro- lemnized at the appointed time; and that,
jDcver gave utterance to what their hearts line, dropping the work she held in her blessed with the filial love of Iienry and
!feU, yet the language of their eyes was loo hand about to leave us,' and going to Caroline, the' old people passed the remain-
'plain to be mistaken. Henry was (hft yery England!" she added, in a tone which der of their days in peace and happiness. -
soul oi oonor, ana aitnougn ne perceivea i evinced the deepest mterest y- I - - "'"-r " Clabissx t"
th pleasure that he was not indifferent to v "To be sure, what if he is, cWldr VKn np rPiT Mpv n
rohnc besUllfett he must copquer the "Nothing, air, nothing, only I thought :r- T.:;,:
-l u I 1 l ' . rt : i .ri.t wr a-,i, ...j "i'"" -
"I know it," replied he, laughing hear
tily, "but I am afraid that too many of us
old folks forget it however, if you can
postpone your journey, I suppose we must
non that glowed in his Dosom.."! I we should be rather lonesome" tununir 1 1 . : Jrr.T..: r'T'r " llTi
niust not endeavor to win her young and away to hide the tears which she could not TTE V nunMUUre
Artless heart," Uuught he, " I am pinny, .uporesa. , . - , I that the four personage, who occupied the
Jess, and cannot expect that her father XeU Caroline," said Mr. D. ten. j Z T V 'j ZT'
would ever consent to our unionhe has deriyembracing her, " tell me, do you not l'JrT?1' " Quar' L? ?Upa'
, , , ... , . , , ... , , , ' , , r ' t . I had seen the same unnumbered times be.
L-ver treated me with kindness, and I will love Henry! you know I wish your happi . ... . ttnt;An.
not be 'ungrateful." Thus he reasoned, ness, my child; I have ever treatedyou 'I1" S 11
thus he heroically endeavored to subdue wiuh kindness" you have never until .ltLJ 7 g
what he considered an ill-fated passion, now hid any thing from your father." overir seve ni8tonea. , ,
Caroline had many miitolrs, me of whom -NeitheV willl now ? she replied, hid. I y-STL
temples bound with chaplets dipped in the
nations, looked down
upon a conquered world, and wept that
were worthy of her ; but she refused all I ine her face in his bosom. "I do most sin.
rtheir overtuKs with a ientle yet decisive cerelr esteem hunt but not for worlds tell 1? Jj
fi . ii... r.i. i v . . - . - l. u: j -ul. !. oiooa m coumv
luuum, Kuucr wuuucrai iki i lum so: ior ne una never suiu uuu vn
conduct, yet would not thwart her inclina-1 returned."
wm. He was in the decline jX life, and
there was not another world for him to
t n e i .1 . t :.i .
1 wiu sxw nan um uui. anu wiuKiui . r .
Wished to see her hn-ulvtUl m h t1i;- K:m tlw, fcrtwr Ln VJ J oa " 1,1
oBtttedlba.isM rfSU-, It v-1 A. JL r -. acene of debauch.
kmc ere he
suspected that Tonne Henry "Henrv." said he. as he entered tlie I ' fr!r"'":.r"
was the . rJ-U, Mt:ffi.JLM t .K'. 1. -. .;t ,K, mem ana constemauon oi wome, passea
'th n7nu'7" "'""6 rT . " the Alps after having put to flight the ar.
ldninS counrtly,dojounotT" - l nucf"Wstre of the world," and
i!, w overspread their J r inaWfcnir weeks. stripped " thrTbuHhel," of golden ring,
cheeks whenever their eyes met, all served "If it will not be too inconvenient." re- , ?T- r, , . . . .7!
to convince the old gentleman, who had ioined Mr.D. "I should like to b'jimJtI'
him- defent a weekor two longer." I f
terreTa X' Wl" L , STZZX?" umted his name to that of
malm -u : . v I " ' i iV e " I tneir goa ana caiiea nun nanm caai ana
niaking any remarks upon the subject, but , "It will most certainly oblige me, for ... hv .HminL-iered bv hi.
. . ,--r
own hands, unlamented and unwept m
vear id mi: uwim uk bthhi nir. .- i a
emnlm,T if. n x T.II VZ1 TTt. J j m -j rr. ussar, alter naving conouerea eigm
kUemnral. Ku v' rn HA T Tjtl ' jT m n! htood of one million of his Iocs; alter hav
CLTth.1.fcn rnTreU "Cr : te bo r165: inir pursued to death the only rival he hac
uuu caimn nim nin-niv. ne i "i ntt aura il n. nm vm ia mere i ' .. . , . . ji
proof Henry, and wished nim to wonderful in thatr ' . J tJSZttL
mmRHr in dnaaa w I hm .1 i ; t .1 J J waWVavw 'j
Irto 'a" 7" " JSSSSlS K.Trr-'N fiMil-r-- of
hvooderwl at ttu,-,"m . "V . r"J7 . which had been bis great ambition.
fflES.n2-V Tfv ,CrUpU? v1 idmM,Jnd pope obeyed,
fiSXalil tt'Sffi tlSVofhisn:rha
to flunk thai 7 . J""" r": r j 'ijL. j I deluged- ISufDpewiui tears and blood, ana
nunk that fta proceeded from k' nig. see no use in waiting any longer and ami . .7:3,,, ln www his
where he could
was not displeased at ttw aimnnnition. aa I fVmlinA ia n tv mnrriMl in aWuit five I
tl penny less Henry would have imagined. I weeks, and I would not miss of having you
iienry naa now oeen about a year in his J attend the wedding."
b& aTZI'S W P!7PM tnat you can stay to tne y, fa loneK banUhn.ent,
certain A. 7Puf? exited from the world, yet.
nWr -l u" r ai? to tne Henry, torgettmgwnat ne naa. prevousiy TOmroe$liee hiscountry's
Soonifcril,;. . - - . ? , W i-i 1 0 er deep, but which would not or could
".ng. od riding through beautiful ' "Yer.wr, but business requires 'nyptw
wsuckutj. aw ailOTlffwf aff thn Haaw Ar
p5, to requested a drink. ; The
"TH..U U SV... nAHa sfava 'tha
J. AtlUsl UMWJ iUUf UsTJUy WlaV IIUUI WTO
miliar aititntin ttwiv rwrf mtta demM t
sencebtliecoun.andlmiistgo.", Uad as the reDresentatives of aU those
Butypuud itouldputyou to in. l the ealls jrreul-those four,
taiSlir conrenience, that you would wait with ZT"C Sfnembte to
rrT 3 '1 its very centre by their simple tread, sever-
"Coimnandine in any thirtg dae, sir, LnT d&ne b' intoricaUon, or.aasoroe
inn n n ss sa aavMAn s ak. - - - n mM - - -- uui a . - - - - . .
- . .'I - TV'.. i . --, " -j. -jooe a Biuciucjouo imucrai uuuicuug,
rbw fAehad not always been the pleasure.
r"f ftfagw, invited him to enter. He "Comi
nrV" the invitation, and h
Jajv,!, - " vvui.w aaPClta I WUU' IJvUIJ
una never before witnessed. I with ranid strides. - " "" " " V
Which cons'8te(1 nouiing ' Poor fellow, he had thought his passion
as absolutely tMcessaryrwas subdued; but when he found that Caroline
poverhTn C - U charm to was so soon, so irrecoverably to become
L i an air or comTort on all I anra-W7. thn latent anark burnt forth into
Tcucraoie lOOKinff Old
and one in a lonely exile! "How are the
mighty fallen. . - ,
Tii Fathbe or the Cleegt. The
DmIui 1?AnSnv Inairaar mfntinni tKut thA
hmiiul a wiiuun uu am 1 niiouier s, uw iniem Bpara. uum wnu ww I ' ""-6
r" A tmmU 11 .! i 1 J . .. .1.11 - . Jt.r D n. n:nlnr ni,iiiiliwlflliint
whohsit muuiig- giu man , i an lnciuliguiflnaoie name ; anu neiouiiu u i mji- myj,
r if41 "W aoem to notice the entrant rSlin n;n t nUnr t mnrMl hia emotion. I &netaaonal Ctireh in Coticord, Mass.
ir. u. sat kanin. k:. I -J i . . . . I ' . .. .... -. I . i l:. (uui. r,-:nnL.
u,K. "6 'i on msaiaa, nis i ine old gentleman regarded mm wun a i emeiw un mm ji a 3 --
j .7 cre clean and whole, but an mtrh. !lr Mnratn. "ITonrv n il he.
seJa.hVB c?ce,y toW which " teO me frankly do you not love my
fa.D.add ' . fMw. l presume," said "I wiO be candid wMi you, ar," replied
witb -woitneiKTOse, Henry, conscious that his agitation bad
Heli!L.--V- . ' " " ' betrayed him ''had I such a fortune as she
VHelSt "Tvyatesged." . meriu, aa you,air, have right In expect.
Lhtorerreimf TTeould IsJ'lom"; :TX3r'
and that on Sunday be give an extempora
neous sermon to his people. This be de
clared his last The venerable Doctor is
now in the sixty .third year of his ministry
at Concord, a case of very rare occurrence.
We do not know where a parallel just now
to be found to it It will be borne in mind
tnaTluieTDoctor has never relinquished the
active service of the pulpit . -5 j
Z A CONCISB STATEMENT
-" ' . ":. or racts. ' : .
Relating to the charge agaaut General liar
X riton, of" voting to tell nckiU men for
aWr..... ... ' ,
', The vote which has been the subject of
so much misrepresentation was given by
ueneral Harrison In the Senate of Uhlo
at the session of 1820.T21. Previous to
that time, a law " For the punishment of
certain uftimya therein arwvifitwl tnttmmetA
February 1 1 ,1815.) and had been In force.'
This act deShed and punished crimes or of.
fences considered less heinous than crimes
which were punisliable by imprisonment in
the f enitentiary : such as petty larceny
house breaking, rescuing "prisoners,- and
ounces of the like grade. These offences
were, by this law, made punishable by fine
and imprisonment in the county jail This
aw aiso proviaea mat u ine onenaer reiusea
to pay the fine imposed on him by the court.
and costs of prosecution, and the sheriff
could find no property of the offender that
he could levy on and sell to pay the fine
and costs, then he. should imprison the of
fender in the county iail until the fine and
costs should be paid. But it also provided
traf the county commissioners might order
the sheriff or jailer:1 to discharge Uieoflen-
der imprisoned. for 'the non-payment of
such fine and costs from prison if they
were satisfied that he was unable to pay
the fine and costs, f . It was found in praci
aT .1 . .1 . ' - 1 . .. , . -
uce mat tne conviction ana pumsnment oi
offenders under the act, added greatly to
the exnenses'of tlie'counlicsrand ennse.
qucntly served to increase the burden -of
taxation on tlie people... - w '
Moat of .these petty criminals had hale
or no property, or adopted means to keep
:. -i i -i :f fi j v
u uui ui iiks fiunus oi tije sneriu, so as to
prevent "effectually his collection of the
fines and costs imposed on them for the vi
olation of the law. The result was, that in
a majority of these cases the counties had
to pay the costs of prosecuting these offen
ders, and of sustaining them in prison;
thus comnellinzthe innocent to nav for the
conviction and punishment of the guilty.
At the session or 180-lMl , a select com.
mittee was raised in the House of Repre
sentatives to examine: this subject and re
port to the House what amendments, if any,
were necessary and proper-t This cotnV
mittee reported a bill supplementary to the
act above referred to, the principal object
of which seems to have been to diminish
-the expenses "imposed on the counties by
the prosecution and punishment of these
ofIenders.y T ?
This minplomentarybill was recommitted
to the Committee on the Judiciary, and
was afterwards reported .back to the House
by Mr. Moms, (late Senator in Congress,
with sundry amendments, containing pro
visions tor the punishment of certain audi
tional offences, not contained in the ori
ginal act, and containing also the obnox.
loua aection authorizing the sheriff to sell
ottiuiiiers to such persons as would pay the
tine and costs tor which the offenders were
in prison, for the shortest period of service
or such offenders. Toe bill passed the
House, with this obnoxious section in it
by a vote of 42 ayes to 21 noes ; Thomas
Mom's, late Senator in Congress, Thomas
Shannon, now benator in the DhioXegis-
lature, brother to Governor Shannon, M.
T. Williams, late Surveyor General of the
United States, EL Whittlesey Jate member
of Congress, aruong' others, voting in the
auirmative-H - .
When this bill was under consideration
in the Senate, Mr. Fithian moved to strike
out the 19th section of the bill as it came
from the House. This V section, as has
been previously stated, authorized the she.
riff to sell the services of the offender who
waa imprisoned for the non-payment of the
fine imposed on him by the Court, and the
the person who
would pay such fine and costs for the short-
est term of service, and secured the often.
der from cruelty or abuse from the pur
chaser; during the term of service, by giv
ing him the same remedies as are provided
by faw, in the case or master and ap
(FmoUm National MntcUif enter.
'THE l3ttKPECT BEFORE US.W
" The lnquifis freaucntlfe addressed to
us,, both at Jwmdhrl from, a'distancc for .
Tliis section was strickoji out in the Sen.
ate ey a vote oi seu ayes to w noes j uene.
pi Harrison, Eli Baldwin, late Van Buren
candidate for Oovernorof-Ohlo;wth oth
ers, voting in the fc-gajiye. In addition I our opinion in regard to ths probable re
to the privlleffo Secured to the Imprisoned I suit of the issue about to be triod by the
offender, who should be unable to pay his I People of the United States betwelrf Martin
fine and costs, of being liberated by the I Van Buren and William Henry. Harrison.
county commissioners, if they consider it I We keg leave to refer all such inquirers to i
expedient, the bill contained, when this vote I ike subjoined letter. It was written, not
on striking out the selling section was ta- for the public eye, or for public etTucTbut
ken, a section providing that the oflenaer In the sincerity and freedom of private Cor-
might discharge his fine by labor on the respondence, and by a man wham extent
public highways, at such rates si might be sive, sources of information and .whose
prescribed by the court "passing sentence I care in sidingand comparing facts and pro
on the convicted offender.t . I babilities, combined with vhis' clear judg.
From this statement of facts it clearly I ment and known candor, impart to his
appears--.. v- -1 n - : ' opimdns a value and weight, superior. to . .
FirsC That the selling so: much com. those of ey other citizen within our
plained of, was only the selling of the ser. knowledge, ThejustiWof this tribute Will
vices of the convicted offender for a limited be admitted by all who know .ine writer
period of time. iwhen they perceive the name to be that of
. Second, lliat, the offender, during the I the distinguished Senator of New York,
period pf his service, was secured from in-1 Nathaniel P, Tallmadge. The letter first
justice, cruelty, or abuse, in the same man-1 appeared in the Richmond Whig, and was
ner as apprentices are secured against addressed to a gentleman of that city. Ine -abuse
from their masters. v - I editor remarks, " The author will be recog-
Third. That, if the offender was able nised without the publication of hia name,"
and willing to labor, he ,might discharge 1 nd adds, "It was written with no ex'pec
thc fine imposed on him, for this violation I tation of its meeting the public eye." Since, -
of the law, by labor on the public highways,! however, it has met the public eye, Mr. T.
and thus avoid being sold out to service. I has given his consent to its appearance with
fourth. That, if he was unable to labor I his name affixed ; and no name could give
on the high ways, and so poor, as to be una. I to such a statement higher claims to respect
bio to pay his line and costs, he might, in I aoa credence. .
' . Wishinoton, May 29-, 180.
Mr Deab Sib : Your letter of the 26th
instant was duly received. ' '"' :"
It is surprising to me that Kitchie s brag. -
ging in the luchmond linquirer about INcw-
such ai case, be discharged by tlie county
commissioners without either paying or be.
Ing sold for the payment of his fine and
COStS. . ... - '. ;.
Fifth and lost That tlw scllinir had no
reference to honest men. or to debtors, in
the ordinary acceptation of the term : but i York should give our friends one moment
only to convict offender against the penal uneasiness. It is his "vocation"and it is
lawt of Vie State. And even in these cas- the habit of the Federal Locofoco party to--;
es, it was only substituting temporary ser- brag the louder the more they are beaten."
vice, in lieu of imprisonment, for an inde- Since their everthrow in Connecticut, B-
finite length of time, in the noisome cells of Island, Virginia, and in certain local elec
a county jail, where the offender could earn I tiona in Pennsylvania, their prospects have'
nothing to pay his fine,' nor to support him- brightened wonderfully ! Theyare locking
It or family.. - ( lup, because they are on yuirbackv. l un-
This bill was under consideration' at deretand their game perfectly. They
time of great pecuniary embarrassment in know they cannot make a decent fight in;
the State of Ohio.rSo difficult was it for other States, unless they can persuade their -the
people to raise money for the payment friends that Mr. Van Buren can' recover
of taxes, that the collocu'ons were inade. I New York. Without It,-he has .not the
quate to meet the ordinary expenses of the I remotest chance of success... As to hia
Government ITie Letnslature were en- prospects in INew xork,-1 nave no nesita-
..... . - IT. . . . J? i ' i: -I .
See Ohio Laws, voL 13, page 249. "
tSoe aectioa 37 of same act. -
See Journal, H. K. pa 183. '
6-Sra Seetions 11, 13, and 14 of aupplemenlary
act,lUiio iawa, vol l. pafe 197, .
.See Journal H. K. paee X!0.
YThe aectioa propoaed to be atrickea oat, w at
tenrth, m theae arorda: Senate Journal, p. 304.
ec 19. " Be it farther enacted, That when any
person shall be anpnaoned. either upon execution
or eutenriaaf for tne non-payment of a fine or
eoata, or both, it shall be lawful for the sheriff of
tte county ta sell out each person as a servant tq
any penon. within this' State who will pay the
bote amount due within the aborteat period of
ser vice of which sale public notice snail be siren
at least tea days; and. npoa such sale beuif ef
fected, the eheruT shall jrhre to the purchasers
eetfificate thereof, and deliver over the m inner
to him, from, which tune the relation between)
such pnrchaatt and the shall be that of
master and srrvant an til the time of service ex
pire ; and Cor injuries done by either, remedy
abaD be had in the same manner as is or may be
provided by law m the case of master nd appren
tice. Bui nothing herein contained shall be con
strued to prrsrst persona btmg discharged from
imprisonment according; to the proriaione) of the
37th aeetioii of the act to which this ia supple
mentary, if it shall be considered expedient to
grant such diachaixe. . Provided, that the Court,
in pronouncing sentence upon any person or per
aona convicted undcrthMact,or the set to which
this is supple meutory, may direct such person or
neraons to bs detained in orison until the fins be
paid, or the person or persona otherwise disposed
of agreeably to the proriaions of this act
, The 37th section of the act for the punishment
of certain offences threia snecifiod, which is here
referred Ia, ia aa follows: See Ohio Laws, toL
13, page - I " '
gaged during a large part "of the session in tion in giving you my candid opinion, that
considering various plans for reducing the he will be beaten by a much larger majority
current expenses of the State, and a law than that or the last two years, i nave tne
was passed authorizing the Governor to best sources of information. I have an
borrow the sum of $20,000, j'n aid of the extensivecorrespondence allover the State,
proceeds of taxation. Durins the nenden. and. frem-my peculia'r.position, am ena-'
dency of the supplementary act, for the I bled to judge with much accuracy of our
punishment of offenders, above referred tn: I elections. For the last two years, I have
attempts were made in both branches of the predicted the result with an accuracy al
Legislature to substitute whipping for im. most equal to the official canvass and I
pritonment in the county jail, as a method now say to you that Gen. Harrison's ma
for punishing oflbnees less expensive to the jority, in my judgment," will not be kit than
counties ; and the plan of selling the servi. fifteen ihmuand. We hope to swell it much
ces of the convicted offender, for a limited beyond that ; I have not heard of a single
period, to pay the fine and costs imposed man that has gone over to the Administra
on him as a punishment for violating the tion since the last election; But I know
laws of his country, was advocated by ma. and have heard of hundreds and hundreds, ',
ny rcspectable'swmbers of both branches in different counties, who have abandoned
of the Geitfal Assembly, as ai mode of it since that time, and are now co-operating
punishment less expensive to thoj public with their "old Democratic Republican -than'
that of imprisonment, and less barba- friends in .putting down Mr. Van Buren's
rous titan that of whipping the offender at old Federal dectriaes. Amongst this num
thepost C ! , ber, are men of the highest standing and
CoLtJMBUS, April 6, 1840. . influence in their respective counties.
Dear Sir r- Agreeably to your request, J Wbat possible, ground, then, is there
I have carefully examined the journals of j for Mr. Ritchie or any other' man to claim'
the General Assembly for the session when I New York for this Federal Administration? '
the proposed measure " of sellinir out the I It is preposterous. What claims do they
services of convicted offenders against the I present to the People, from which they ex-
penal laws of the State, for a limited tune, I pect to derive more favor than lor the last
to pay the fines imposed on them by the I three years? The confidence of the People
court and cost of conviction," was under has been more and more impaired during
consideration, as well as the statute laws that period; the mercantile, the manufoctu.
of the State in relation to the subject, and ring, and the mechanic interests of the
have given you, above, a correct statement country have heretofore felt the deleterious
of all the material facts and circumstances influence of the measures of the Adminis-
in the case. . Itration. Now, that influence has reached
At mv reauest. William Minn. Esa. fthe farmine interest and you may! rely
Clerk of the United States Courts for Ohio, J upon it, none of these interests wilt lamely
and Lynb Stabling, Jr. Clerk ( the Su-j submit to have their goods, their manufac -
penor Court and. Court of Common Pleas I tores, their labor, and the. products ot the
for Franklin county, have examined and I soil; as well as itheir lands, . reduced one-
compared the statement with the law and I half or Two-thirds in value in order to enjoy
journals, and - added their certificate of its J the-blessings of the aarti money
correctness, : ; , , Very rerpectfully,
. ALFRED KELLY.
To the Hon. Tbos- Cos win. '
- At theTequest of Ar KtL&rT Esq. we
have carefully examined the foregoing
statement, and compared the same with
the laws and journals therein referred to,
and find the same to be fairly and correctly
set forth. V 1
wir.T.i a f m i vpin
lxinis aiAKLati, jr.
of Cuba, or of any other despotism, whose
example the President has recommended
for our imitation. No, sir, the' free labor
ers ofthis country Will never consent to
haye the price of their labor reduced to the
same level with the peasants of Germany
or the serfs of Russia; nor will the tillers
of the soil consent that the products of their
farms shall be reduced in price so low as
not to pay the cost of production ; nor will-- '
the farmers consent that the. lands shall bd -
. , A y"" . , , I reduced two-tlurCs in value that where
I have often examined the laws, as above I , , . f f . .
set forth, and Tknow they are accurately OfW !n h ad t'
had passed, is uUted Mfr ,.fcrthTrn for the amount of
ItlUMAS WttWN. mortgngef and their wives and children- ,
without bread. Such are' the legitimate
April 14, 1840."
Sec 37. Be it further enacted. That when
any person shall be confined in jail for the pay.
ment of any fine or coats that may be inflicted
agreeable to the prorisions of this act, the county
louauoners mar. ir it be made to appear to
their satisfaction that the persons so confuted can
not pay such fin and costs, order the sheriff or
jailor of such county to discharge such person
from Imprisonment, and the sberuT or Jailor, upon
receivinr such, order in writing, shall discharge
such pei ami accordingly. Provided," That the
commissioners may, at any time thereafter, order
and cause to be awued an execution against toe
body, lands, goods, or chattels of ths person so
(hscharred from iaiprisnameat tat the amount of
such fine and costs. . - . .
Ses Senate Journal, page 30.
ttSee section 18 of the supplementary act of
UhiO taws, Tot. 13, page '
eflects of the doctrines now maintained by
this Administration, and which its friends
and supporters are every where urging up
on the country:; and. which will be estabJ
fished beyond the hope of redemption, if.
Mr. Van Buren shall be re-elected. ( ,
Of his re-election there is not the faint
est prospect. In regard to New York I
speak without the least hesitation, and with
the most entire confidence he has no pos
sible hope of success there. Why should
he, bare? The changes have been con
stantly against him for th ast three years, ,
and none in his favor. At the extra sess- "
r in 1937- I-predicted his-overthrow tn -
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