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LINA, fRIDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 25, 1840.
l1rfif damned, u,c 0p-
11 J 2b'h''t) until !l arrearages liid.
hc find. Tm-nty-Five Cc,.. for
s murt to port paid;
ii$rElXANEOlTS, ' "
TI1XS HEIRESS,1 ;;V ;v'v
.nri-'lrty. rosyawked, flaxen-haired
BirlTittflUo', w 1510 lkM
of Juno, on the marble irtopa opposite
V -hn i uvea in wimi(ii
hundred, little miiicU, and
,U bw? many talcs, in , "d
,i,h ooir of delightful .simplicity,- that
lwfi,, J many a time Slw was then
orphan child, airt commoniy repon iu
rh ofkn . eiiid often have I sat, after.
of toil and vexation, ana imivnvu iO;
!.utit voice, fefi'tiinwiff Kinn ine
Mel f pese and hnppinOM, liIch (1"H1' !
t,,-rful!y from light ttl, 0
Una. ' 8fc1 wtii EUaa Haotky, whoa. I.
wrajVesrs d tup)3, during wbie.h
in I vss alrfrbPJiir, wheTiTwalgt;
ngdong oneJflie most fashionable
aiuarci, I saw an elegant female figure
tep into a carriage, followed by a gentle,
mo nd two pretty children. I did not
ntmediately recognize her face; but my
fiend, who was by my sidc H'"1 mv
ow, do you not "recognize little EIih who
td to siffiTlongTPnwiiveujwiiw
gheusedtobefond, saidjbe. treating
U little circle of frienda withf romances
Ul it-binh Wted rt a ifeatjJmmralcfiatiy--olh"cr lltlcat-thcory, prompts
Jterwlt Site came out mtohe gay circle
Wlife, under the auspices of her guardian.
It was said by some she was ncn very
ich but the amountof wealth did not ap.
kar to be a matter of publicity ; however,
Jlie current, and as we generally Delievea,
lelUfounded report, was sufficient to draw
round , her many admirers and among
ic number not a few senuus courUers.
She did not wait long, before a young
ratleman; on whom she bad looked with a
Dtnewhat partial eye, because he was the
ayest(and handsomest of her lovers, em
oldened by her partiality, made her an
tier. Probably she blushed, and her heart
uttered a little, but, they were Bitting in a
iwonlight parlor, and as her embarrass.
hent was more than halt concealed, she
lion recovered, and as a waggish humor
lappened to have the ascendant, ' she put
ia a serious bee, told him she was honored.
y his preference, but that there was one
rater which should be understood before,
7 giving him a reply, she bound him V
is promise. 'Perhaps you may think me
ealthy; I would not for the world have
on labor under a mistake uporHthat point,
am worth eighteen hundred dollars. V. . .
She was proceeding, but the gentleman
isrted as if electrified. Eighteen hun-
red dollars V be repeated, in a manner
lt betrayed the Utmost surprise; yes,
pam,' said he, awkwardly, I did under-
p you were worth a great deal more-
'No. sir. sherenlied. 'no excuses or
pologies; think about jrha.1 I have told
"; you are embarrassed now: answer
p another time and rising, she bade him
' i .
oMllUl ewnttn1 n M .
r7 h ner guardian to innnim Inure oar,
cularly into her affurs, and receiving the
'fjnwer, he dropped his suit at once.
The next serious proposal (vllowed soon
iter, sod this too came from one who
"Ned to a largeportion f her esteenii
4 tP'y'ng the same crucible to tl love
f offered Kpr bKi f.,n,l m i:t,n u
e too left her, and she rejoiced in anoth.
r lortunate escape,-
one some Ume after, became acquainted
a young gentleman of slender fortune,
vhos$ approaches stu tkruKf ;.
f wred more of the timid diffidence .of love,
fan she had witnessed, bctore. She did
Prr 1,18 ""Pw, and inprocpss.of
1I1SR. HB Ynn mk . - .
muue ner an otter. . But when
yke of ner fortune, he begged her to
aPk I8 10 virtue worth and beauty,
a he, that I pay my court, not to fortune.
1 you I shall obtain kt .u -
wa most agreeably dis-Tomted.-They
were marred, and the
"ion WSS SoWin;.nwt . k J v:
fM herfornine with hpilf I nm Jn.
f WOrUl mirhlu,. I. J I J l- -
. -&""c" uuiwrea aouars, saia
o mm, but I iww, ;a m..u
T',nd l hope never to enjoy more
re than I feel this moment, when I
;. y i my fortune is one- hundred and
Itisachinii. i.. . ..
. sun ner
r .cut ner thnt ;n kj
P nobler fortane.
j"-!!.- horse which the
j?-,VranRe rode at the battle ofVV..
f tt"tye.ght years and seven r&nths. b
"""glacenturv .four DmwnA ,,77.
ft i? rB beh,'8' "PP68' on the earth
l-weir busy parts end . sink - into its
i r.juv it a nuj fait.
Tho coiii'luHioii drawn by all who no.
nisc this mpid tikctrh mtttft tH.Ceiunrilv'ic.
tHfittlielatiyua'jy and Uterrfiurv of 'I'ulaiul
have ftnviuiwd to tlitiir prewjiit wrv hinh
di'fcn o of purfc-ction in en equal nitlo : witli
tlio lucrcttsing iTiiforturH. f tho cuuntiy,
during the lat fifty j curs. This phciiuint'.
non opjH-ars o extraoruinary tlmt it uc.
aryts the Borious cuiuiucratioj) .of fvtry
reflecting mind. Wliut, Indeod, tihouid
ecm mure unfavorable to' the progrtss of a
nation's laiij-uue, Uwu lu jwtitkul mini,
biiatlon , and tlw incorparuuoo of its ilis.
mcmbcreil provinces with scvc-'ral. foreign
rtatiis, cuch n-nK!Ctively iutrnt upon Jo.
stroying every vestige of iu formr nation
ality! Vet, it is a lhet that Polwh ljtcra.
lure is actually now reaching n-intli. uriu
at no former priod cmjld I'olund ever
boast of more tliNtinguiulicd. nn-ft la every
dppftrtiTirnt of science, learning, od polij.
icaLeimimjncc, feinco too third partition
in 17B2, all the public muswunw, tlio libra?
ry-of Warsaw, numbering 200,000 works,
that of the Society of the friends of Sijk'ncc.
scorcdy h'8 rich, and Prince Cxartitfyskis
Library at ruluwy, coiitaiiung iiiiliyuliul
materials connected "with Polibh hiNtory,
andjjot fiswer than 20fUt)0 English work.
werif after themelanf P'ittfJiuiiMuf ib'r
crrioQ; oftff .'Uw tT'Oid JlJWUtt jW'W.
It Ujese nprpjiwff crcumstanecn, so
growth vf jtrhonat
sterling merit have been lately published,
not only in several partsof Poland, but ctT
P. .toreKi i-rrK Mnuvtiv aLAA Vinnnfa In dint
the hitherto Unsuccessful attempts madeibr
the recovery of independence, iiave Invigo.
. ... j .
rated instead of weakened the moral ener.
gies of the Poles, and that ardent feeling of
jatriotirn which lpjfcrjneiUfmca-WaiirJiuJ.
ci pally confined to one class, now animates
alike the inhabitants of very cottage and
palace lin- Poland.,- That feeling alone,,
without admixture of Jacobinism, democra.
the rich and the poor to submit to every
sacrifice for the restoration 'of their coun.
try. i Their literature is more intimately
connected with the history of their inccs.
sant political struggles, than is the case
with any other nation : it is a most potent
weapon, which theytiow understand how
to use. ' The time may yet come when the'
following passage shall, have ampler tealU
zation, though not designed forlhem, even
on earth, as it assuredly will be in heaven
In this time shall the present be brought
unto the Lord of Hosts of a people teat,
bred and pcecd, and from a people terrible
from their, beginning Hitherto; a nation
meted out and trodden under foot .'whoso
land the rieers have spoiled, to the place of
tne name ot tne ljord ot Hosts, the mount
Zion. Isaiah, xviiL 7.- Foreign Quarter
HOW TO GET A VOTE.
Mr. Editor, 'I happened at an election
not many yea.rs since, when Mr. P. one of
the C mdidntes for the Legislature, kept -a
gr nice confectionary (with all sorts of li
quor) store. 1 ho polls were opened just
on the other side of the streeL ;
Thcrewas an immensercrowd of peopte
on both sides of the streeL .'.. Mr.. P. was on
the look put for every mm that came in,
and while I was standing there a Moun
taineer came in, and having tied his horec,
tie wns addressed bv f. T . - .
- - w w m " '"- a . ' .
, now no you ao.Nr. vj., i am giaa to see
you ? How are you, sir. . Come, take a
drink with me.
' G. No, no. laint going to vote for
you- "' - '
" P. i it , cant you take a drink T I
ilont ask youlo vote for me.;
'i G. I dont mean to vote lor you no how
-you. I wont drink with you.
P. it take a drink and go' and
vote for any one you please. Come t
G. Well I'll take a drink, but -if I
vot for you-, (lie takes a drinkandseeros
to like it, and after a little time ihe con
vernation is again commenced.!
P. Come mend your drink, you are
? G. No you, I aint going to vote
for you. I dont like you no how,
. P.Take a drink and be independent
and vote for any one you hkei
He takes another drink and begins to
be in a very good humoril
Friend P. this is mighty good truck.
P. 7 Well I am gladydu like it; take an
other it won't hurt you. It will do ,; you
goodV . - - r-
G. Will you give me a lectle drop more,
for it is mighty good.
' He took another drink of the "good
critter which worked wonders. J -
G. Gome hfcreP. here P
you are the feller I've seen to-day
Uome wid me f-for-I v-vote for y-you any
h-how. Y.your a mighty cl-ever fellow,
They went to the poll and G. voted for
P.. but whether for any one else I know
not. I "should think most likely it was
phmner. P. wot elected ! S.' C. T.
Advocate. , . B.
A Cots MciU Rini. Amonr th" many del.
icseies in the form of bread, which render the en
joyment si breakfast m acceptable, we know of
none more deaervins oT notice than the one pre-
parrd acfordinr to the followinff reccrpt :
Take 6 enpsful of corn meal, 4 of wheat floor.
2 eupefulof molawea an (Pi wo table anoonaful of
taltrrvtut, (asH ah) mix the whole ..together
and knaad into dough. ; then make two cake
bake them H yonwould pone, for three fourths
of an honaand vourfl 'have one of the most
1$ tefol deacriptkmi of bread jpat everjhWd
uie table. rarmrr ana Uardemtr. ,
"It bus K-v i !-(idored b-r a boned
cmjI Pruvid:u iOT'siiiii"ofnan
prjuly aiiiihiv , .Mw'hould becotne
sources of aiioytrirLf though .according
to tlw primal p jr( 'Vfefleld of existence
roust be mopiH aIJW-- sweat of hia
brow.'yot tlJitlulCiibor. should' give
bettlth to Ui(j;Vwy.tirsmtmeBt to the
rti'md, , It jai nfkHffyKormAJby,, wazh
us have luukt dyr kfe;4. Ithinkingeyes,
tht UuwlMn W to be
constauTly eviV(Kltytho. most cheer
ful among nuMiaifc contra,
ry , the disclpuiswUo cling to their
cuiH-h ani hhi IfyfcWi away, are ir.
awjbk m tcnijyAdiwascd or Imbe.
cile in bwly ; ufcj&uoOjtli themselves,
niwl unntifcuw"Srbuud them. ,
Tim ltarm4Lnd the neccssU
ty ofoctivtty, I HlfMft themental
and tonKirhl fi. AiM$$n9 not denied i
ven by, the?; wiriitiiftaseeuse at the csrsT
K'tisii VhoxiJaiL' . ' fuVastateof uncnvla.
An and ,ul:l uftte-barter the spirit
and vivacitl'illiicl. , "wtrv only can en
joy.' ; Ntttuip):rret and mysteri".
ous rorontil .Ml who In
hcM)p or biillliti wMjcfato to her fa
II VC!, inui
1 " - .
uiiMHifi : iir.tu tiikiflirtYtc glows and his brow
' woir .Vbwibrious ' pastime
iMj swjuitHin wjicji niornnigwiin ine
rtru-riiled tiVindk JT his wardare on
tho fcatlicred (triKisf and others, "pursue
an unt'wffifclously fulfilling her provi."
Hilarity of heart and hardihood of frame.
spirits always jocund, and limbs , always
vigorous, courage to taco danger, , and
strength to bear fatigue, can only be ent
joyed by him who indurates bis body, by J
incessant motion ; who by being cranlovci
gives sadness no' time to fasten on bis spir.
its, and earns refreshing slumber by useful
A state of ease is at best but a neutral
state of being, alike" distant from " posittve
happiness and positive misery.- But it is
tlie source of misery ; for as the bark that
is suffered to lie unattended to on the ocean,
its sails tmtrimmcd, and its helm unguard
ed, may be wrecked by a sudden storm,
wnicn vigilance could easily have avoided
so, in the bark of life, he who loiters With
careless indifference on the stream of time,
may he overtaken by the tempest which
activity had out speeded, or be dashed
against the rocks, that by the exertions of
industry had been passed in safety
industry prolongs life. It cannot eon
qucr death, but it can defer his knur; and
spreads over the interval a thousand enjov
iiiL-um umi niaKo ii a pleasure to live. As
rust and decay rapidly consume the ma.
chine that is not kept in use, so disease
and sickness accumulate on the . frame of
indolence, until existence becomes a bur.
den, and the grave a bed of rest - Industry
is the friend virtue ; and indolence the hand.
maid of vice. The active are seldom cri
minal ; but the most of those who yield' to
guilty enticements, might trac? their Inpse
irom rectitude to habits of idleness, which
leaving the heart vacant, gave full oppor
tunityfor the evil passion ands desires of
our nature to exert the power.
Titls Vxat Quaint title pages have Ion;
mnce sone out of fenhion, but in the time of
Cbarlea I. and Cromwell, they were greatly ia
VO?ue. We select the following anaamplea: .
In 1696, a pamphlet was published in Lmdon.
entitled "A moat Delectable, Sweet-perfum-d
joaegaj, iot uoo i oainu to ameu at. in iw
appeared "The SnuSeia of Divine Lore." In
CromweU'a time, the author of book on ehur.
tr entitled it, " Hooka and Eves for Believers1
Breechea;" and another, who wkhed to exalt
poor human nature, eatla hiTTaDors " Hieh-heeL
ed Shoes for Dwarfs in Holiness.'' About the
same time was1 published, "The Sni ritual Mils.
tard Pot, to make the , Soul Sneeze, with Dcvo.
itom? another, "A Shot aimed at the Devil's
Hind quarters, through the Tube of the Cannon
of. the Covenant,'' Another. "A Reaniii
Hook, Well Tempered for the Stubborn Ears of
thelmiinir Crop, or BueuiU Baked ttrtheOven
of Charity Carefully Conserved for the Chickens
of the Church, the Sparrows of the Spirit and
uio sweet swauows of Salvation." To another
we have the following copious titie nare.'whicb.
answers for an indx of the contents: "Seven
Sobs of S Sorrowful Soul for Sin, or the- Seven
Penitential Psalms of the Princely Pmphet Da
vid, whereunto are also annexed William I turn
nis's Handful of Honeysuckles, and Divers God.
ly ana rtthy IMties, now newly augmented.!
Ts EMreaoM CiuaLEMAONg iSD JNaiwi.eo,
Upon opening the .tomb of Charlemagne, at
Aix-IuXhapclle, his skeleton was enveloped in a
Roman dress, and the double .crown of France
and Germany surrounded his flesh less brow ; by
his side, near bis pilgrim's scrip, lay Joyeuae, 'that
good SWord, with which, says the Monk "Saint
Denis, he cut in twain a completely armed cava,
tier.' His feet reposed upon the massive gold
buckler, which was given him hy Pope Leon ; and
from his neck was suspended the famous Talis,
man which rendered him victorious in battle. It
was a relique of the true cross, presented by the
Empress Irene, and waa contained in an emerald
attached to heavy gold chain, which the good
people presented to Napoleon when be entered
their city. In 1811, he threw it around the neck
of Queen Hortense, acknowledging to her , that
he wore it at the battles of Auste rlits and "Wa.
gram, just as Charlemagne had done 900 years
before. Since then the precious Talisman and
chain has never quitted the possession of the
Jucbessja'St. Lcn, a ho regards it with the uTii
fidence reposed in it by its imperial donor. JV. Y.
Punniso. A person named Owen Moore once
left his tradasmaitwjmewhat unceremoniously, on
which occasion a wag wrote, ?
J Owen Moore haa run away,
Owin' move than he can pay."
Pa vna nm nraa. It appears that the cost to
the United States for keeping the srventeea Amis,
ted negroes in custody, and their board, is over
ttyB 'thousand dollars, ..-...
POLITICS OF THE DAY.
TO. THE EDITOR 0R THE UNION.
8ir t BcingJnlfiicd that tho Honorable
IcnypaVj-vf Kentucky, inJiis public
speech at iNashvillo, yesterday, alleged that
I Imd appointed tho Hon. Edward Laving,
ston Socrvnry of State when he was a de
faulter, and knowing him to be one, I feel
that 1 am justified in declaring the charge
to be false. It Is known to all tho country
that the nominations made bv the Prcu.
dent to the Senate are referred ' to appro.
priate committees of that body',' whose du.
ty it is to inquire into the character of
the nominees, and that if there is any evi.
denne of defuult, or any disqualifying cir.
cumstauce existing agnliist tlirm, a reiec.
ai .1 s .r
uon oj me nominee follows. Mr. Living.
awn was amcniDcr ot the Senate, from tlie
State of LouisiaiiaVwhen he was nominated
by mo. Can Me. C av sav that he onnosed
tlie nomination because ho was a defaulter t
If so, tlW journalof the Senate vill an.
awcr. But his corurmation bv tlie Senate
(conclusive proof that no such, object ion,
II made, was sustained, and 1 am, satisfied
that such a charge against him culd not
IwvetHtodiSitbstanuatcd. - .-
I am also Informed that Mr. ClaV charg.
ed roe with appointing Samuel Swartwout
collector of the port of- New York , kmw.
ing that he had been an associate of Aaron
Burr. "To this charge it is proper to say
that I knew of Mr. Swartwout's connection
with Aaron Burr precisely as I did thnt of
Mr. Clay himself, who, if tho history of tlie
times did not do him great . Injustice, was
far from avoiding an association with Burr
when he was at thejown of Lexington, in
Kentucky. Yet Mr. Clay was appointed
Secretary of State, and I may say confi.
dently with recommendations for cliaracter
produced to me by the citizens of Now
York, in behalf of Samuel Swartwout. Mr,
Clay too. at the time of his own appoint.
mcnt to that high office, it will be recollects
ed, was directly charged throughout the
Union with having bargained for it, and
by none was this charge more earnestly
made than by his present associates in Ten.
nessee, Mr. Bell and Mr. Foster.
Under such circumstances, how contempti
ble does this demagogies appear when he
descends from his Mgh place in the Senate,
and -roams over tlie country retailing slan
ders against the living npd the dead.
V. . ANDREW JACKSON.
Hermitage, Aug. 18, 1840. - .
- TO THE PUBLIC.
: Your surprise, am quite sure, will be
as great as mine was, on the perusal of a
note, signed Andrew Jackson," addressed
to the editor of the Nashville Union jT and
bearing dnte on the 18th instant.
The circumstances of my presenrvisit to
Nashville are well known here. " I declin
ed repeated invitations to attend the Con.
vention holdcn Qh the 17th inst., and fiml.
ly yielded to an unusual appeal, with which
I was honored, and which it would be diffi
cult for any mm to resist.
I was called on to address tho "Conven.
tion. In wlint terms of respect, apd, for
his military scrvicesrof pmiserl spokeof
the distinguished individual who is the oc
casion of this note, all who heard me can
testify. Among the subjects which I dis
cussed was that of the degeneracy of public
virtue, and especially the delinqueney'nnd
ifidelity in public Ttfhccrs, of which within
the last few years we have had such lament
able proof. In Bssigningcanses foFlhis
deplorable state of things, I stated, ns
among them, the subversion of the rule laid
down by Mr. JeffeinfjnoJr)npX.
ty, and fidelity to the Constitution,, and the
substitution for it of one founded on devo
tion and subserviency not to the country,
but to the chief of a pirty : tho nersons np.
pointed to office, too often considered them.
selves as being only .put injossession of
tneir legitimate jwiare-orxne spoiis-or Ticto:
rv, instead of feeling bound bv the obli
gations of a snc.red trust confided 1 for the
benefit opthc People. In . respecti- to- the
defaulters, I referred to the case of Mr.
Livingston, ot wnosc attainments as a' pi.
rist , not more consistent with truth than
my feelings, I spoke in the,; hight terms.
He was one of the earliest and one of the
greatest defaulters. His case occurred
under Mr. Jefferson s adminstrntion. Tlie
records both of the Executive sod Judicial
Departments established his default lie
remained a defaulter about a quarter of a.
century, if not more. How he finnllv ' li
quidated the balance against him, andwheru
I do not certainly know? but I bHieveiMbWid. A mercenary legion of one him-
was by property, and under the first term
oC Gen. ' Jackson. But whenever . and
however it ; was, a tardy payment or com
position of the debt could not, and did not,
expunge the fact of bis onginnl default
in arguing irom cause io etieet, I con
tended that the appointment of Mr Living.
ston was a pernicious precedent; that it
was a virtuarproclamation to all who wore
or might be defaulters, that their infidelity
in a public trust constituted no insuperable
4 bar'0'.0 pmrnotronrto one of the highest
otnecs in the Uovernment. I did not at
tribute to Gen. Jackson a knowledge of the
default. I went even so far as to say that
he might not have reflected upon the con.
sequences of the appointment of an indi.
vidual so situated. I must how say that,
until Gen. Jackson otherwise asserts, I am
constrained to believe that he could not have
been ignorant of a fact so conspicuous in
the annals of our country as tha of the de
fault of Edward Livingston, Esq. .as Attor-
ney of the Uniu d States, in tlie District of
New York, during the administration of
Mr. Jettcrson, to the amount of about 9100,.
It was in the train of the same thought
and argument that I added theappointment
of Mr. S. Swartwout to the office of Coflcc
tor of the most important port in the United
States, as one of the most unfortunate and
injurious examples. Ilia participation in the
schemes of Cel. Burr was a fact of such no
toriety that I supposed and yet suppose,
that no man the bast conversant with tne
history of the country could be ignorant of
it. liut it was not upon Gen. Jackson s
knowledge of the fact, it was upon the fact
tueij mat i aweit. ,
It is now said that the appointment of
Mr. ewartwout was recommended by citi
zens of New York. I know nothing of
these ; recommendations. Whether, they
were cause or effect; whether they were
. . 1 .
guiwu up to proauce or give color and co
ver to tlie appointment, previously determin.
ed to be made, their secret history only
couiu uisciose. i ne appointment occa.
stoned general surprise among the friends
and foes of the Administation at the time,
and tho sequel demonstrates how unwise
These topics of my address, to the Con
vention on Monday last, have boon selected
byXren. Jackson for comment and nnimad
Version. " He was not present on the occa
sion, tie nns maae no application to me
for a correct account of what I actually
said ; but litis been contented to rely upon
"being informed, by whom, with what
motives, and with what objects, I hnvo no
means of conjecturing. Whether his in
former may not be some5 friend of Mr. Van
Buren, who, in tho present desperate
suite ol Ills political - fortunes, wishes to
flie niTd and turn
the tide of just indignation on the part of
the people frointhc : General 's protegcthe
exhibition of bis name only .would enable
thrr public to decide. "
With regard to the insinuations and
gross epithets contained in Gen. Jackson's
note, alike impotent, malevolent, and de.
rogatory from the dignity of a man who
has filled the highest office in the Universe,
respect for the public and for myself allow
me. only to say that, like other simlar mis-
siles, they have fallen harmless at mv feet.
exciting no other sensation than that of
scorn and contempt
Nashville, Aug; SO, 1840.
T the Whigs and Conservatives
( t of tlie Visited States.
ExECUTrvE Committee Room, ?
Washington August 25, 1840.
Tlie splendid election results just an.
nounced from the States of North Carlina,
Kentucky and Indiana, gladden the - heart
of the patriot, and stimulate him to grea
ter efforts in the service of his country. ' In
these States.'the enemies of the Constitu.
tion and of the prosperity of the Republic
are annihilated. Tlie Destructives are
panic stricken : turn wliich way they may,
their nfTrrghted vision is startled with the
'hand writing on the wall.' In A'nbnmn,
they have barely. escaped defeat. Missouri
is "coming to the rescue." With forced
but feeble shiuits, they exult over Illinois,
and rejoice that they have been able to
hold their own.
Since the nomination of. Gen Harrison,
the States or Connecticut, Rhode Island,
Virginia, Louisiana, and North- Ciriolria,
all of which voted 'for Martin Van Buren
in 1836, have proclaimed in no equivocal
Inngunge, their allegicnce to tlie Country
and its Constitution.
The informalionjrhich-wcJiave receiv-4
ed, and which we continue to receive, from
tho Stntcs of Pennsylvania, New York,
Michigan, Ohio, New Jersey, Maryland,
Delaware, Virginia-,- Tennessee, and Geor
gia, is-well calculated to! inspire us with
frcah confidence in the intelligence and pa
triotism bnhFjWoitend-Vt ithhe cohT
viction that their slumlx;ring vengeance is
awaking into life and action, ready, to lav
hold of the- temple,-which corruption has
raised on tlie ruins of the Constitution and
welfare of tlie Nationj, and' crush beneath
its fragments Us power-grasping and infatu
ated architects.- " 7 "
bxcessive confidence in our own
strength is the only danger to be appre
hended.' Let us not rest in fancied securi-
ty. Let us not repose on our laurels so
freshly and gallantly won, but rush into.the
battle field in quest of new achievements. The
cnpmy is rich in the means of corruption,
and tbevavill use them with no sparing
. ... . .
dred thousand office-holders, who fight for
their salaries and their bread, arc arrayed
against you. The money of the people',
now in the hafids m the President by his
Sub-Treasury, will tickle the palms of the
purchnnible. A ribild and stipendiary press,
sustained bv Uovernment patronage, y.
scatter jjs vile trash amotig you. To meet
successfully these fearful odds against you,
requires vigorous and untiring exertions,
I Let us nut fear that our majorities wil
The Administration,. and the principles
on which it acts, should not only be pros
trated, bin prostrated efec'ualy mdjorev
er. It should pass to its long account amid
thd exultations of immense majorities, and
without the hope of a resurrection. The
rebuke about to be administered should not
not only bo severe, .but astounding. It is
tJue to the constitution to the country to
retributive justice, and to-' posterity, that
the.crimes of this Administration should te
marked with a reprobation deep as your
sutlcnngs, and broad as the.. Union, ine
"hie jacet" which Uie people are about to
write on its tomb should oa in .capitals,
bold -end prominent as are its derelictions
from duty. Thus written, ,if" wTfl- stand
through future ages as a pobucal "memen. '
to me'ri" to any person who," "dressed ' in
little brief authority ."shall play the ty-
rant, forgetful of the power that mado
Is there a patriot in the land whose bo
som does not swell with pride and exulta.
lion at tlie brilliant prosperity now dawning
on his desecrated country T Oh the 4th of
March,- history , with ironpen, will inscribe
on her marble tablets, on this day, by the
almost unanimous Voice of confiding, abu.
sed, and intelligent people, was banished
from Hie Capitol, the first American Nero, ,
whe laughed at the calamities with which
he scourged his countrymen,-mocked at
the sufferings which he had created, and
tauntingly ,told them "thathey looked to
uovcrmneni tor too mucn."
Then will the Country shake off the
shackles with which folly and madness had
bound her young and vigorous limbs, rise
with new strength and press onward to her
high destiny. And who omangT you will
not on that auspicious day, join the joyous
song, and with honest pride and patriotic,
exultation, mingle your voice with the
shouts of millions, and exclaim, "I too
fjught at the battle of Waterloo." To all
such who have up to this period stood by
as idlo spectators of this fierce conflict now
being waged between the people . and tho
office-holders, let us say , "delay no longer. -Inaction
now is dangerous to tlie Repub
lic. Rally on the. side of your Country,
and prove your love to her instutions." "
-We use no hvnerhnl wliin wfi snv. that
slio is but ono ruiiiovef roni a practical mo
narchy! oiye to Mr. Van Buren a stand
ing urmy of 200,000 men, and your liber
ties are at an end. Alroadv is he in the
possesion oT tlie entire 1 rovenues of - the-
country. Tlie national purse is at bis un
licensed control. Think vou that he will
abandon las wild scnciucs of on overwrought
ambition T Think you that lie will cease
to urge upon the consideration of5on
grc8s the monstrous project of an im
mense st nding army ? Think you that
there is in Congress independence sufli
cient to deny him any request T No, no
"Lay not the flattering unction to your
souls." Who could have been found - on
the first of January, 1837, bold enough to
have predicted that a measure, which had
b en denounced by nearly the unanimous
voice of the people "disorganizing and re
volutionary," as subversive of the "Gov.
ernment from-its earliest history," "as en.
larging to an alarming extent the bounda
ries ol Executive power," would at this
timeT have been the law of the land T But
such is the melancholy fact ! The Nation
al Legislature furnishes you wjth no pro
tection, no guaranty against the exactions
of Executive power. - It ithe- fundament
al law of ''flie party,' both in and out of.
Congress, and woe to the man who dares to
oppose it. lie
is denounced as a traitor
The sleek hounds of tlie Administration,
thirstyl 'for blood, are unleashed from their
kennels, and' with eager scent pursue the
object of their hate. They will soon ban
quet on the mulillatcd carcase ; with crini-
giving gratifying evidences thnt his orders
huvc been faithfully; executed, and are
again kept in reserve for some fresh vic
tim of Executive vengeance. Under this
rign of terror and proscription, place no
dependence on Cougress. It is no longer
a shield Ik;1 ween ilie rights "of the " people
and the usurpation of the President. - Hea
ters for Lxecutive gratification, and pan.
di-rs to his cravings for power. The same
men who, but a short time since, spoke of
a Sub-Treasury bill with horror, and who
now rkmlrmii tlir sttnnHinrr flrml; nrnut
Wiriilippareiit sincerity, will, at the bid
ding of the President, adopt the latter
with as mueh unanimity as they enacted the
former. The same servile partizan major
ity who here gave him the "purse," who
at his nod disfranchised a sovereign State
without reading one syllable of - the eyi-
dencfwifi hot licsTtatcTo arm him with tlie
' 'sword .also., - " -
Tlu re is lit one step between the Pre
sident and despotic ; power:- Lose, no time
in throwing youstdves between them. If
yfiiivakic your liberties, achieved by the
blixKlVf your fathers if you would hand
them down unimpaired to your' children,
tripts marching to victory under the ban-
njr nf Kr C.! kiutitiif inn nnd of ' I Ti m'akn
and R form"
The history of tlie last six months ad
monishes us to warn you against the false
hoods and calumnies of the Administration
press. Within that period you have been,
told that General Harrison was a "weak
imbeeitetild man in his dotage." The ink
with which the slander was penned, was
scarcely dry.w-hnn we nearaot him at rort
il 1 1 J a w-v
Mi io. one of tM scenes rif his . plowadV
dressihg in the full voice of vigorous man.
hood,' and with the fervor of youth, an im-
mense multitude on the gn-nt subjects which
so deeply ngitate the public mind, and vin
dicating his fair fiime from the aspersions
which malignity has attempted to cast upon
it. More recently has he visited , Fort 1
Greenville, and again with his , usual abili
ty and eloquence, addressed a large con.
course of his feIlow,tizens. "Snrn, per.
chance the feed libellers of the Executive
organs may announce that he is the victim
Highland Messenger (Asheville, N.C.)
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