V .' f - . ,''fIi-- .1-3 t- , LIFE IS ONLY TO BE VALUED AS IT 13 USEFULLY EMPLOYED. ' : : ; . -1. VOLUME I. ; " ....urn KVimr rnAT, i iimM." k published V Two TTT.'n. c-nii per annum, in advance, or i jfo raJT". untU all arrearage? a awa. l?,".:dicontmued, (except at uP- lwillbcin. nurwd it One DuUar "SC -nd Twenty.Fiv CenU lor murt b. pet paid. 1 S0 " MISCELLANEOUS. i. ' It is well worl Lotion annually, nut only for its Sl eomposiUon, but becausmw Sensible Proof to lho caterers lOW ' . . r,.A .lx.ii. roiulnra With lit. H" ?"Tu.- ff csAstrophics and horrible 15., fn.tcad of occupying their cok.nr.ns nrll,r,.! nd necessary information: it is, !Tcr. still more applicable now, than v TO PRINTERS. i n if newspaper wares were nadcto itarkctf jwmuchs any pcra, engross a very uirgu . ' 3X,;n nf the sons of the type. Extra- Ufinuy ercnts multiply upon us urpri8. Gascttcs, it is seriously to be fear- ed will not allow room to any,- tlung Uiat i, U loathsome or shocking, A Dewspa. pcrb pronounced to be very lean and dcs. Otute ofjnattcr.Jf it contains no accounts of murders, suicides and prodigics.of mon strous births '. ' . -. ; gome of theso tales exdre hoTrorr and otheri disgust: yet the fashion reigrw,like ogry. rctoh nothing cu, r. " w",uK taste; oris it monstrous and wortby-ofrid taife! Is the history of Newgate the only oMnfforth readingtAro oddities only to auntcdr Pray tell us, men of ink, if our free presses are to diffuso information, and we, the poor ignorant people," can get it no other way than Ty newspapers, what knowledge wc arc to gloan from the blun. deruur lies, or tho tiresome truths about thunder storms, that, strango to tell! kill oxen, or burn banw; and cats, that bring two-headed kittensj and sows that eat their mi c. t' - f I own pigsi l ne crowing oi b h;h uu- to forebode cuckoldom: and tho tick- .ling of hug'ln the wall threatens yel. how ferer. , It seems really as if our news 'papers were busy to spread superstition. Ooem, and dreams, and prodigies, arc rc- comcd, as if they were worth minding. One would think our gazettes were intend, ed for Roman readers, who were silly enough to make account of such things. We ridicule the Papistt for their credulity; aad yet if all the trumpery of our papers is believed, we have little right to laugh at any set of people on earth; and if it is not believed, why is it printed? Surely, extraordinary events have not the W title to our studious attention. .To study nature of man, we ought to know tilings that are in the ordinary course, not the unaccountable things that happen out This country is said to measure seven hundred millions of acres, and inhabited by almost sirtmlllons of people.' who can doubt, then, that a great many crimes will be committed, and a great many strange tilings will happen erery seven ' years. There will be thunder showers, that will split tough white oak trees; and hail storms that will cost some farmers the full amount of twenty shillings to mend their glass win. dows; there will be taverns, and boxins matches, and elections, and gouging, and unoKing, and love, and murder, and run. ning in debt, and Tunning away, and sui. cide. Now, if a roan suppose eirht or ten. or twenty dozen of these amusing events will happen in a single year, is be ndt iust as wise as another man", "who reads fiftv columns of ,amazing particulars ' and of wuree, koows that tliey have happened?" This State has almost one hundred thou. aarldwelling houses: it would be strangCj " oi inem snouia escape fire for twelve "onthstJTet ia it very profitable for a jnan to become adeee student of ll th !- dents, by wluch they are consumedl ' . He ahould take good care of his chimney cor- ''i " pui a lorwcr Deiore the back log before be goes to bed. ; Having done this, temay let his annt or grandnaotherTcad y day or meditate by -night.- the terrible newspaper articles of fires; howl a maid cropped asleen read! BN clothea took fire; how a boy, searching a garret for a hoard of nuU, kindled wic uax; ana Dow a mouse, warming his tail caught itnn fir' nA o.: :, v.:- Bole in the floor. Some of the shocking articles hi the na. pers raise simple, and very .simple vonder; me terror, and some horror "and disgust ruw. wnat instruction is therein these end- wondcrsT - Who is the wiser or hap. if "dirig the accounts themlDn w contnrv An. i. l i. j ""88, and addle shallow brains! TTW "we thousand old maids.Und eight or ton thousand hW K..- .fi:J.D l atone. Worse than this tinn,- ft. , 1 (" '"'1 mi MUB eCCentrV minJa mra tiirru4 i wt by such accounts, as they receive of nr" writtes forty years tgo Thif wjntahunt,, u will toot apnew by the eenra . r , . ' -in issj isw sm m Ml ! Ml MPil HlllltflM B. incendiaries burning pur cities i the spirit of imitation : is contagious; and boya are found unaccountably bent to do as men do. When tho man flew from the steeple of the North Church fifty years ago, every un lucky 'boy : thought of nothing but flying from a aign-post. It was ouco a fushion to stab heretics; and Ravaillac, who stabbed Henry the 4th of France, the assassin of tho Duke of Guiso and of tho Duke of Buckingham, with many others, only followed the fash ion. Is It not in the power-of newspapers to spread fashions; end by dinning burns and murders in every body's ears, to detain all rash and mischievous tempers on such subjects, long enough to wear out the first Impression of horror, and to prepare them to act what they so fumiarly contemplate! Yet-there seems to bo a sort of rivalship among printers who shall have the most wopdert and the strangest and"most horri ble crimes. This taste will multiply prodi gies. The superstitious--Romans used to forbid reports of prodigies while they were performing sacrifices on such accounts. . ' Evcry horrid ptory in a newspaper pro duces a shock; but, after some time, this sliock lessens. At length, such stories are so far from giving pain, that they rather raise curiosity, and we desire nothing so muchras the particulars of terrible trage dies-Tue wonder is as easy as to stare; and tho roost vacant mind in the most In need of such resources a dost no trouble scrutiny or reflection; it is a Bort of food fondle curiosity, that is ready chewed and digested - ' . , . i ' Unr the whole, we may insist, tnat tne in. crcnsiiiff fashion of Drintinff wonderful tales pfcrimes and accidents, is-worse than ri-f diculous, as it coxrupts both the pubhc taste and morals. It multiplies fables, prodi gious monsters and crimes, and thus makes shocking things ; faniiliar; while it with draws, all popular nttrntioairom fiuniliar irujns.oecuseujanoisnocwng. . . .i t ?- i . i i ; Now, Messrs. Printers,! pray tlie Whole honorable craft, to banish as many murders and horrid accidents, and monstrous births and prodigies from their gazettes, as their readers will permit tliem; and by degrees, to coax tliem back to contcmplato life and manners; to consider common events with some common sense; and to study nature where she can bo. known; rather than in those of her 'ways, where she really is, or i3 represented to bo inexhaustible. Strange' events" are facts, and as such should bo mentioned, but with brevity, and in a cursory manner. -They afford no ground for popular reasonings of inslruc tion; and therefojsUhenorrid details, that make each particular hair stiffen and stand upwnght on tlie reader s head, ought not to bo given? In short, they must be mention. edj but sensible printers and sensible read, era, will think that way of mentioning them the best, that impresses them least on pub. lie attention, and that hurries them on the most swuuy ro oe iorgoiien. TiNro. A discovery has been made which seems likely to revolutionize the tradcr : By means of a tanning machine, or a pair of horizontal rollers fixed over a tan- pit, between which is introduced a belt or band of hides attached by ligatures to each other, to tlie number of 50 to 100, and by which the rollers are constantly fed or sup plied, the. hides are lifted out of the pit on one side of tho machine; as they pass bo. twecn the rollers, the exhausted ooze or tanning liquor is pressed out of them, and they arc deposited in folds into the pit, on the other side of tlie machine, whero they absorb another supply of fresh ooze. Hie first having been inserted between the rol lers, tlie others follow in succession, and upon arriving at the end of the band the mo tion of the roller is reversed, and the belt is returned through tlie machine to receive another squeeze. : This alternating motion is constantly repeated, tlie pit being replen ished from time to time with fresh solutions of tan, till the operation is completed. The edects produced by mis simple plan, as we have satisfied ourselves by the in spection ofthe dpcumniaironijhose-whQ have been working on the patent method urmany jnonths, and from those who have purchased , manufactured , and worn the lea ther, are 1st", The shortening the timeiof tanning to one-fourth of that trenenuly- re- Wiufe(L2d. The production of a consider able increase of weight. 3d. J. he leather tanned by this method resists water longer than that tanned by tho old process. 4th. The new method is clieaper to work on than the old. 5th. Tliat it is applicable to the existing tan yards, at a comparatively tri fling expense, with a capability of working in rounds or sones , and of expending tan and liquor. 1 - 6th. That it is available for all sorts of lcatlier. Taper. Cubiocu Mahusckitt. In a list of an cieot Uterary manuscripts and remarkable manuscripts, recently announced for sale by Messrs. Southcrby of London, is one with the following title: ; . - ' - A letter from the Earl of Bath toLord Nor reys, dated April 16, 1681 -"being a pro posal for the sale pf the province of New Jersey x a country almost as large as Eng land, belonging to the late ueorge uarter. et, for the small sum of between 5000 and 6000 pounds." . . . Thus it appears tliat one hundred and filiy-m ue years ago, the whole btate ot n, Jersey was offered for sale for the sum of about twenty-five thousand dollars. - Indian murders. A party of Dragoons were fired on by Indians near riJatka, and two of them killed. ASnEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY MORNING, AUGUST H WHY ISTHERLl NOT A HELL. . Br raoFSssoa stuast. I can never think on the subject of future punishment,' without spontaneously asking Why should I disbelieve il t. If it be true, that there Js no punishment of the w icked hereafter, then J sliall be as much a parti cipator of tlie good whjehis to. come,' as if I were a believer in the doctrine of those who affirm this, The only reward for be lief in this case, will be a hope, such as it is during the present life, that I shall be hop. py hereafter, come what may in this world, pr do what I may please to do. And yet my conscience, in spitetof myself, would bo continually at war with such a hope, on such grounds. There is 'a fearful look ing for of judgment and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries," im planted by our Maker in the human breast, in order to proclaim within us that there is a God who will judge the world in righte ousness, who abhors sin and lo ves holiness, and who will exhibit to the creatures of his power, his love of tlie one and his hatred of the other.,' Conscience can be stilled in re spect to theso fears, ; only by "doing to her the most absolute violence, binding her in chains, hoodwinking her; or administer.' ing opiate in large.quantities. The latter is the usual method of, keeping . r quiet But alas! it is only a dreamy and feverish sleep that is procured, bins committed are followed by the fear of punishment, whether we wUI or not- This is the voice f God that speaks to the soul made in his image, Dut now aegraaea. ana aeracea Dy sin. Uonscicnce whispers that retribution will come: We may . stop our cars ; we may drownler jroicja :hLrousic orwith shouting ; all these expedients are but tem porary. . When every artifice is wearied out, and every shout which overpowered the still small voice has ceased, then comes tho tremendous whisper again. Irf our lone, ry recesses, in the dead of -night, oo-the AA of sickness, in the hour of danror of trial, of misfortune conscicnco whispers ,,:i r vr-., , with an accent that penetrates the inmost recesses ofthe soul : "There is a God who judgeth the earth." "God is angry with tlie wicked every day. Where, O where, is an asylum from this still small jroicc. more. terrific than the syen thunders which shake the fhrone of heaven t Is it to, bo : found in plunging deep into the pleasures of sense T But how can it be fou'iid there ? ' These are short. unsatisfying, often attended with satiety and disgust even in the very-height of them ; nd at a 11 events, they. are but temporary, Shall the refuse be found, then, in confi dent assertion, in presumptuous belief, that there is no future punishment I .But how will these alter the case f : The measures of a just uod are not to-be influenced by our declarations, nor by our presumption. When we have scoffed at his justice, or de rided the moral, retribution which be in tends to make there is no change in him nor m his measures. ; W hen we call in question his word ; or even labor to make it proclaim tlie future freedom of the wick ed from all punishment ; it is not tho, bold ness of pur assertions, nor the rashness , of our criticisms on tho Scriptures, nor, the zeal with which we may : contend for our professed belief in the common happiness of the pious and the impious, wluch (can change the declarations of the Scriptures, or repeal one awful ; commutation which they contain. There the assurance is giv. en , that when the Soviour is seated on his throne of final judgment, and all nations are assembled before him, lie will separate them as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats to the one he will assign wxvn aiomon to the other kolastn atonum. '2 LThe punishment is characterized by the tame adjective as the reward ; and if tho life be endless in this case, then the punishment must also be endless. If not. tlie whole declaration has no intelligible meaning. C With such an avowal before us as this, from the lips of him who is himself to be our final judge, is it acting a reasonable part, to shut our ears against it, and," in accord ance with our wishes, maintain that even the Bibleatself establishes the doctrine of universal salvation Kor at least, of ultimate universal restoration. The laws o exegesis remonstrate against this conclusion ; and if they-are not to be trusted, what confidence can we piacc in any unmg inatacouce. from the Bible f It lic-on-the--very---face ofthe Scriptures that heaven is no more af. hrmed to be endless, than hell is. An in terpretation which makes the latter tempo rary,-roust shake our faith m the perma. stands or falls together. -Biblical Reposu wry. - - - ' : Reverses of Forttoe. Tho follow. ing statement should teach us a salutary lesson. The changes of a day are indeed wonderful r r . ? l ' A subscription has been opened at Paris for the benefit of Richard Leoir, once, i is stated, th4 first manufacturer in France now an old man of 74, ill and destitute He once possessed forty manufactories in different parts of France, , employed .10, 648 workmen. . "My property, he says in his memoirs, the first volume of w hich has been lately pubhslied, "was on the 23d of April,' 1814, about eight million of francs (or nearly 820,000.) On the 24th I was a ruined man." Tho only cause of this reverse, he states to nave been the sudden suppression of theduties on cotton by na ordinance of tliat date made by the Count d'Artois.. since Charles X. then Lieut. (kBsnXLonimMech. Mag.' The Bcbniho Lacei of South Amebi ca- The-followihg account of tho'Burn. ing Lakes," the most remarkable volcanic phenomenon in tho immediate vicinity of Agnachapa, Is from Montgomery Narra. tive, just published: ' '' -. - j "Of these lakes or ponds, there are sev eral ; and they occupy a considerable tract of land. The largest is about a hundurd yards In circumference. -In tlus, as ia all othcrsfjhe water, was extremely turbid, and of a light brown color, was boiling fu. riously, and rising1 in bubbles three or foar feet high, The steam ascended in a dense white cloud, and spread for a considerable distance round, as I stood for sotno time on the bank of this natural chauldron, gaz ing with awe upon its tremendous vortex. Tlie keat was so great on tho surface of tho ground, near the borders ofthe lakes, that bad our feet not been protected by thick shoes, it could not have been endured. X)n thrusting a knife into the ground, the blade when drawn out, after a few seconds, was so hot as to burn the fingers. . Our horses, which, according to the country, were not shod," exhibited such symptoms of uneasi ness, owing to the state of tho ground be neath them, or in consequence ofthe strong smell of the steam , that it was found neces sary to leave them tied at some distance from the scene. In some places a little column of smoke issued fiercely; from a hole in the ground, while in others the water ; in a boiling state gushed out . liko , a fountain. The cbullutions of these lakes, or springs, have formed, on the borders of them, a deposit of the. finest clay, and. of every va riety of colors. It does not appear that the natives .have profitedliyihe facilities thus afforded "them for the manufacture of pottery. And au though nothing would bo more easy than to establish there tlie finest - mineral baths in the world, this object has never occupi- VMj1ii!iiJt.i.vui(yijk The World's Ejcd. During the last two or three centuries, upwards of thir- teen fixed stars have disappeared, . One of them situated In the Northern Hemisphere, presented a peculiar-brilliancy," and was so bright as to be seen by tlie . naked eye at mid-day.: It seemed to be on fare, appear ing first of a dazzling white then of a red dish yellow, and lastly, an ashy pale color. La Place supposes that it was burned up as it has never been seen since. TheJ confla- eration was visible about sixteen months, How dreadful ! A whole system on fire, the great central luminary and its planets, with their plains, mountains, forests, villa ges, cities and inhabitants, all in flames, consumed and gone , forever.-: Here we have a presmptive proof of the truth, and a solemn illustration of a singular passage in a very old book "The . heavens shall pass away with a greatlioise, the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the world also, and the works that are therein, shall be burned up." ; . . - ' " HospiTALm.- The sujofned is an ex tract of a letter from Gen. Washington- to Ltund Washington, at Mount Vernon;, in 1775.-- - : , - ". -. " 1 'Lct tho hospitality of the house! with respect to the poor, be kept -.up.. LiCt no one go away hungry. If any of this kind of people should be in want ot corn, supply their necessitic s, provided it does not en. courase them i.i idleness: and 1 have no objection to your giving my money in char. ity, to the amount of forty or fifty pounds year, when you think it well bestowed. What I mean by having no objection, is that it is my dcsireJhat it sliou'd be done. You are to consider, that neither myself nor wife are in the way to do these good of fices. " In all other respects I recommend to you, and have no doubt of your observing the greatest economy and frugality : as suppose you know that I do. not get a far tiling for my services here, more than my expenses. If becomes necessary therefore, for me to be saving at home. y The Corporal. During tlie Ajmerican revolution, an officer not habited in his mil hary--costume was passing by where-a- small company ot soldiers were at work, making some-repairs on a smalt redoubt The. commander of the" little squad was giving orders to those who were under him, relative-toa ietrimbeT-whieh they-1 were endeavoring to raise to the top of the works. The timber went up hard, and on tills account the yoice of the little great manpwas' oftencr heard in his regular vo ciferations of " Heave away! There she goes! Heave ho!' etc. The officer before spoken Of stopped his horse when arrived at the place, and seeing the timber some-1 tunes scarcely move, bskcu uie communuyr why he did not take hold and render a lit. tie aid. The latter , appearing to be. some what astonished, turning to the officer with, all the pomp of an emperor said, "Sir j I am a corporal!" "You are not though, you!" said the officer, "I was not aware of that And taking off his hat and bowing, "t ask your jfardonfMftCWporaL"-Cpon this he dismounted his elegant steed, flung the bridlo over a post,' and lifted till tlie sweat stood hi drops upon his forehead. When the timber was elevated toits proper station, turning to the man clothed in brief authority, " Mr. Corporal Commander, said be, "when you have another such job and have not men enough, send to your Commander-in-chief, and J will come and help you a second time." The corporal was thunderstruck! It was Waslungton. o Port, Transcript. '1840, POLITIC OF THE DAY, Froni the Cincinnati Republican. THE CHARGE OF FEDESALISM. The Gazette of yesterday contains the appended depositions of James lay lor, Griffin Ycatmnn, John Matson and George Gordon, gentlemen now residing in and near Cincinnati, who emigrated to the North-western Territory at an early day who have enjoyed an intimate acquaintance with General Harrison for nearly half a century who havo ever maintained an un blemished reputation for juitcgrity, and whose statements, In consequence., will be received in this community j and wherever else known, without the feast shawdow of distirThcse depositions, (we are nl most lorry they are depositions' for tlie simple word of each of tho attestors, is his fndavit) completely put down a foul ca lumny, which has been industriously circu lated throughout the country in the corrupt portion of the Administration press, and which in substance, was that General Ilar- siou was an old Federalist, and that during the time of tho elder Adams he was in the habit of wearing the black cockade, as an Insigniaof bis. Federalism, and an evidence of his devotionnto the men composing this !. . " ' .... 1 his charge was hrst put in circulation by Ex-Senator Hendricks, upon the allce. ear verbal statement of Mr. rcter Mills, of Indiana, and which, it has been attempted to corroborate, by the statement of old Mr. Jacob Fowler, of Lexington, (a witness whose last dotage has been taken advantage of by the minions of power;) and a Mr. rrice, ofLUhio, whom no one here knows, cirJiaiCany-jecollection of .Whcn-thia charge of "wearing the cockade," was first put forth, it was deerned so preposterously false, so utterly at variance with the estab lished and traditional history of tho West, that we of Ohio, thought it totally unworthy owotiWhy-4hre-itt-4iWly of Ulno, and we might add, the great west now arrived at the age of manhood, but has ever heard from his earliest infancy, the name of General Harrison closely identified with the Jeuersoman school of republicans The truth" is, whatever objection formerly existed to General 11. as a politician , on ciliated from the fact that ho was, in the opinion of many, too warmly attached to the Jencrsoman school that ho was too strict a constructionist, and Stato Rights politician. Here, then, in Cincinnati, these depositions . will obtain but little interest They will appear like tapers brought to add light to the noon-day sun of history and tradition. They only contain information which hundreds of the old residents of Hamilton countv have known for years. and which thousands of her native youth have repeatedly heard from the lips of their lathers; and were it not lor some persons, who live in other btaten, and may be un acquainted with the history of Gen. Harri son and the VV est, may possibly be led to suppose there was some truth in this false charze. we should consider it a work of entire supererogation to re-publish these depositions. V : Mr. Fowler's declaration, was brought out by the notorious Ex-CQDgrssnia, Cap tain Henry DanieL , His statement Is in these words: v "Ia answer to your letter of this date, will say that I was in Congress, as a mem ber. during the crcat struggle between Jefferson and Adams, and know the fact that William Henry Harrison, then a dele. gato from the North Western lerntory was unon the side of Mr. Adams. He was a Federalist, and wore the black cockade, M Fowler is a very old niau, complete ly in his dotage. vTo b!kw that advantage has been taken of his situation by corrupt men, we will state a singular and conclu sive fact, and we do so too, upon the au thority of Gen. Harrison. , ' ' -- t Previous to the canvass for a delegate in the North Western Territory Gen. Harri son observed a very passive position in re gard to the election. Among othenfof the Republican partyTwlio urged hlto to take a more active part in the ejection, was this verylsame Jacob Fowler He was at tliat time on a visit teNewport, Keutucky, anl crossed the river for the sole purpose of Conversing with, and urging upon General Harrison tho propriety of taking more ac tive measures Jo secure his election, by the rri tonal ".legislature. There is not the least doubt then, that the Ex-ffonowMe -Henry Daniel, has obtained- the signature-of-Mrr-Fowler to a certificate, the language and meaning of wliich, the latter did not comprehend, from extreme dotage. 1 , ri.i Deposition of Qen. James Taylor, ofNew.d port, Kentucky, Quarter Master uenerai under Gen. IIulL ; . , . 1 came to Kentuciy in the spring of the year 1792. In June of that year, 1 came to visit tlie tract of land on which I have re sided ever eince, (opposite td Cincinnati.) As there were no accommodations to be had on my sido of the river, I -spent-several weeks among the officers at Fort Washington-" I did not meet General Harrison on my first visit, as I understood he had gone on to Philadelphia. . We say alleged statement, because we believe Mr. Mills; has been misrepresented. We know him well; and we know Ex Senator Hendricks too; and will guaran tee that whatever he may have said about black cockade, his language aa4 meaning have bea entirely garbled. NUMBER il ; -J came again in tho spring of 1793, and settled wberVl now livoy and became acS quainted with Gen. Ilarrkon, and from be. ing from the samo State, (Virginia) wa contracted an intimate acquaintance, which has continued up to tho present time. ' After General Harrison retired from the Army ho was appointed Secretary of thelZ North-western Territory.. The intimacy still continued, and we were much together, for our residences were less than one mile from each other. I knew mat General Harrison's political opinions agreed with niy own that of tho JelTersonian school. ' Gen. Harrison was the Republican candi date to represent the North-western Ter- ': ritory as a delegate, and was elected. I understand that he was opposed by all th Federalists. Judge Burncts was then a member of the'Territorii-I Legislature, and although a warm personal friend pf Gen. iarnson, voted against turn this was in, the year 1799. - - ' ' J As to the story of the black cockade. I am sure he never wore one, except it might . oe in nis miuiary arcss on review days. I have always considered Gen. Harrison the most military man in the western coun try, and at the period of the late war, doubt if there was his superior in the United . States, for he had great experience under the gallant and experienced Wayne. I had frequent conventions with bur patri otic and distinguished veteran, Governor Shelby, in relation to his opinion of Gene- -' ral Harrison's military capacity add man agement, as commandant of the army of., tho west 1 understood bun distinctly that he highly approve his conduct, and had., the most exalted opinion of his bravery, , prudence and untiring vigilance i-and this - -appeared to me to be the opinion of all per sons, officers and others, in thcCwestern country, and indeed generally in the east . as far as my knowledge extended. I have - said one hundred times or more that it was had. General Harrison as our commander at Detroit, that with that gallant little army we should have conquered all Upper Cana da, and 1 know it was the general opinion of all the officers of that army. ; JAMES TAYLOR." v Bcllcone, Neport, J i July 11, 1840 Sworn to and subscribed before me, this ; 11th day of July, 1840.' SAMUEL W. DAVIS, Mayor. 2-1 ... Deposition of jGriJfin Ycalman, for many years and now, Recorder of, Hamilton . county. -- - -"- --' -v ( I have resided in Cincinnati from tha . year 1793, to this time. I was well, I may say intimately acquainted with General Harrison, when he was Secretary of the North ' Western Territory, and when be was elected the Delegate to Congress in 1799. At that time I kept a hotel in the city, and many of the members ofthe Ter ritorial Legislature boarded with roe. I, of course, had a favorable opportunity of hearing their sentiments in relation to tho two candidates for the appointment of del egate. I do know that General Harrison was selected, by the party who supported the political opinions of Mr. Jefferson, on account of tho coincidence of his opinions with thcirs---whilst Arthur St Clair, Jr. Esq. was considered the Federal candidate. I do not at this time recollect the names of all tho members; but I perfectly remember that General N. Massie, Angjis, Lnngum, CdrAVorthington, DrrTiffin, who were all from Virginia, and of the politics of that State i were tho warm supporters of Gen. Harrison, on tlie grounds I have' mentioned and during niy whole acquaintance with General Harrison, 1 never knew him, to wear a black cockade, unless when acting in a military capacity, it being part of tho uniform that was worn by all military offi cers. " If such had been the case, I must have seen it, as from my intimacy with tho General, I saw him almost eVary day Ia corroboration of what I have said, I will mention the following circumstance. - t. Some time before the election of Dele. gate, Captain , ot the army, came to Cincinnati, and at a party of gentlemec at the house of my next door intglibor, Mjor Zeigle, this officer uttered a violent denun ciation against' the Republican and Demo cratic member of Congressr This "was resented by Gen. Harrison, who insisted upon luOuakiug an exception of the Vir- ginia Delegation. 1 Tiis was refusedvio. lent Iaogung0 ensued Which would have terminated in blows, but for tbeinterfer. . ence of the company By tlie exertions of mutual friends, the dispute was settled . without reference to another mode of set thng it which was apprehended. I was not present at this party myself; but I had the, particulars the.next day from Gen. Findley, and other gentlemen who were present and also from the Captain himself, who ex pressed his regret, and said he would apol ogize to Gen. Harrison. . GRIFFIN YE ATM AN. Sworn to and subscribed before mo. -TltOS. U. YEATMAN, Xiotary Fubhc. Jnlv 13.1840. Deposition -of John Matson, Esq. late At. ' tociate Judge of the county of Hamilton, one of the most respectable men and most substantial Farmers of the county. - r I was a resident in the county of Ham-' ilton, in the North-western Territory, from the year 1791, until it became the State of Ohio, and have continued to reside in the township of Miami, in the said county and state from that time. I becama acquaint. i 'i i ""; " .a It' i I i . 1 1 1 r -- Sr. il ,iis", . 4 ; -i . i I i 'I t lit f 1 i 4 -i; -.t -it i 1 - I, In a. . - i ,

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