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' r( NX ( jy . I " True to his charge J. CUNNINGHAM, ' he comes, the Herald - ftL. of a noisy world; News from allnations, lumbering at his back.'''' LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY, THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 1810. Editor. have been elected." "Here,'' said tho other, "are the records or poll books of the election, showing that we have received the greatest numBY J. CUNNINGHAM, ber of votes cast at the election. '' Tho claims rCBLISIIER OP THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES. of both were in writing, and presented to the PUBLISniNG OFFICE, JIAIN STKEET, You House at the moment of its organization have seen how many and what fruitless atJl sew doors below Brcnnan's Hotel. tempts were made to settle the question between TERMS. the respective claimants before the organization Subscription. For one year, in advance, of the House. Aster that event, the whole sub$2 50; ifnotpaid within six months, $3 00, and ject was referred to the Committee of Elections, is not paid within the year, S3 50. with power to send for persons and papers. This No paper will he discontinued until all ar- brief narrative of facts brings the case down to rearages are paid, unless at the option of the the 14ih day of January, when the Committee Editor. first entered on its investigation. TTLetters sent by mail to the Editor, must The partieswere required to present, in wribe tost taid, or they will not be taken out of ting, tho groundj on which they claimed their seats, respectively, and also to respond to each the Unice. Advertising. One square of 14 lines, or less, other's statements, so as to enable the CommitSI for the first insertion, 25 cents for each con- tee to see with clearness the precise facts in distinuance; 3 months, 84; G months, 7 50; 12 pute between them, and the law on which they respectively relied. These written pleadings of months, 15. Longer ones in proprotion. the parties reduced and narrowed down the to the following points: 1st. Mr. Aycn'gg and his alleged, that they held the certificate or commission of tho Governor of New Jersey declaring that they had boon elected members of the twenty-sixtCongress; and that such certificate or commission was prima facie or presumptive evidence on which they should bo admitted to thoir seats. 2d. Messrs. Dickerson and Vroom, and their co claimants, admitted that tho other party did hold such certificates or commissions of the Governor, and that the same, is made conformably BY AUTHORITY. to law and fact, were prima facie or presumptive LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES TASSED AT THE TIBST evidence as aforesaid, but that they were only SESSION OF THE TWENTY SIXTH CONGRESS. prima facie or presumptive evidence, and that the poll books, as exhibited by the returning Public No. 5. AN ACT, additional to the act on the subject officers showed that this presumption was not true in fact; but that, on tho contrary, they reof Treasury Notes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep- ceived (what was required by the laws of Now resentatives of the United Slates of America in Jersey) the greatest number of votes cast in the Congress assembled. That the regulations and election, and thercforo ought to have had from provisions contained in the act passed the twelfth the Governor the certificates or commissions now day of October, in the year one thousand eight held by the other party. 3d. Without denying tho above allegations as entitled "An act to hundred and thirty-seveauthorize the issuing of treasury notes," and in to the fact in relation to tho plurality of votes, Aycrigg the subsequent acts in addition thereto, be, and but substantially admitting them, Mr. the polls alleged, that is the sarnc are hereby renewed, and made in full and his force, excepting the limitations concerning the were purged, which they insisted should be times within which such notes may be issued, done, a sufficient numbor of illegal votes would and restricting the amount thereof as hereafter be discovered to destroy the majority on which their competitors relied. provided. This simple analysis of the written pleadings Sec. 2. And be it further enacted. That under parties presents tho whole the regulations and provisions contained in said of the of this now celebrated case.sum and subThe pleadnet, treasury notes may bo issued in lieu of stance for testing the others hercalter or herctolorc redeemed, out not ings being closed, an opportunityoccurred. to exceed in the amount of notes outstanding at opinions of the Committee soonBotts On tho 23d of January, Mr. offered the any one time, the aggregate of five millions of dollars, and to be redeemed sooner than one lollowing resolution: "Resolved, That this committee will now proyear, is the means of the treasury will permit; by giving sixty days' notice of those notes which ceed to ascertain and determine icho have the rethe department is ready to redeem, no interest turns, according to the constitution of tho Unit ed to be allowed thereon aster the expiration of States and the laws oi JNew Jersey, which will authorize them to occupy the contested seats of said sixty days. Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That this that state until the question oi ultimate right act shall continue in force one year, and no can be ascertained; winch resolution Mr. moved to amend by striking out all aster longer. tho word "resolved," and to insert the follow R. M. T. HUNTER, ing: "that tho six five persons having the Speaker of the House of Representatives. highest number oi the votes, received at the RH. M.JOHNSON, several polls by the officers conducting the elecVice President of the United States, tions for Representatives in Congress from the and President of the Senate. state ol iNcw Jersey, at tnc election oi loJo, ArraovED, March 31st, 1810. are enticed to the returns of election, as such, M. VAN BUREN. from said State, and that this committee do now proceed to ascertain that fact." Public No. 6. AN ACT to cancel the bonds given to secure Hero were developed at once, the two antago s duties and their cargoes, employ- nist principles of the case. Tho certificates of ed in the whale fishery, and to make registers the Governor on the ono hand, or the poll books lawful papers for such vessels. of the elections on tho other, as tho basis of Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep- temporary membership, while the inquiry was resentatives of the United States of America in progressing, as to the ultimate right dependent Congress assembled, I hat all vessels which have on tho purgation of the polls. Tho final vote on cleared, or hereafter may clear with registers, these propositions, and the various amendments for the purpose of engaging in the whale fishery, offered to them, plainly exhibited tho following shall be deemed to have lavvful and sufficient results: that Mr. Filmore, Mr. Crabb, Mr. Botts, papers for such voyages, securing the privileges and Mr. Smith; were in savor of admitting and rights of registered vessels, and the privi Messrs. Aycrigg, and Co. on the strength of the leges and exemptions of vessels enrolled and Governor's certificate, while the undersigned licensed ior the fisheries; and all vessels which were in savor of admitting Messrs. Dickerson, have been enrolled and licensed for like voyages. Vroom and Co. on the ground of their having reehall have the same privileges and measure of ceived the greatest number of votes, as estabprotection as is they had sailed with registers, is lished by tho poll books. The Chairman apsuch voyages are completed, or until they are peared to differ from both parties, and to bo discompleted. inclined to sill the vacant seats at all, until the Sec. 2 And be it further enacted. That all the ultimate right should be ascertained. This de brovisions of the first section of the act entitled velopment ot tho opinions ol parties, in tho "An act supplementary to the act concerning committee, enabled those who have appealed to consuls and and for the further tho public, as an oppressed and much abused protection of American seamen, passed on the minority, to adopt the policy of moving to strike twenty-eight- h day of February, anno Domini out or amend tho propositions submitted by tho eighteen hundred and three, shall hereafter ap- undersigned, to carry out our opinions in savor ply and bo in full foroo as to vessels engaged in of the so as to receive that aid from the whale fishery, in the same manner and to the chairman, which his peculiar opinions in the the same extent as the same is now in force and case would evidently incline him to give. With applies to vessels bound on a foreign voyasrc, this command, so acquired over our propositions, Sec 3. And be it further enacted. That all for- - they scarcely ever sailed to place and keep us in lcitures, lees, duties and charges oi every des a minority. Hence it was, that whenever we cription, required of the crews of such vessels, or proposed to ascertain and report "whb received assessed upon the vessels or cargoes, being the the greatest number of votes," by moving to inproduce of such fishery, because of a supposed sert tho word legal or lawful, thev could inva insufficiency of a register to exempt them from riably force us off from our position, and compel such claims, are hereby remitted; and all bonds us to act on ono or other of their own proposigiven lor such cause arc hereby cancelled, and tions, (the commissions or tho purgation of the the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby required polls,) or not to act all. Wo invite vou to ex to refund all such moneys as have been, or amine the journal, so soon as it may bo publishwhich may bo, paid into the treasury, to the ed, to see what a disingenuous svstem of snecial rightful claimants, out of the revenues in his pleading of sti iking out and putting in of handi. withdrawing and amending any thing, and ArrRovED, April 4th, 1840. every thing proposed by us, so as to delay any action of tho committc, on tho true state and NEW JERSEY CONTESTED ELECTION. condition of the votes .as actually cast in the election. This system of marching and countermarching, on the two great points of controTO THE TEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES. con The undersigned, as private individuals, would versy, (tho commission and the riot presume to present themselves on this occa- tinued until the 29th of January. On that day tho chairman, in whoso hands it had long been sion before the American people. They are sour out of the five members of the Committee of apparent the whole destiny of the case in comElections, by whom a report was submitted on mittee was held, presented the following series the 5th d.iy of March, 1810, in the New Jersey of resolutions, as the basis of the suture action case. That repoit was made by order of the of the committee: "Resolved, That the credentials of the GoHouse of Representatives, and has been considered, approved, and five of the claimants, by a vernor of New Jersey are prima facie evidence very large majority, admitted into their seats. that they who hold them aro entitled to scats; But that report and the evidence accompanying but being questioned, on the ground that all tho it, has never yet been printed by order of the votes polled were not counted, this committee House, owing to a protracted debate against its will first proceed to investigate the validity of tho objection, by enquiring who of tho ten being printed, by those who are opposed to it While tho question of printing has thus been claimants of the five contested scats, icccivcd suspended, tho minority of the committee, avail- the greatest number of votes polled, in conforming themselves of that circumstance, have ity with the laws of New Jersoy, at the late caused their own report to bo printed, with an election for members of Congress" in that State. accompanying appeal to the people, wll calcu"Resolved, That all votes received by aulated, is not designs d, to mislead public opinion, thorized officers, acting in conformity with the and, ns wc aro informed, have despatched im laws, are, prima facie, legal: but, it being almense numbers of them to tho different parts of leged, and offered to be sustained by evidence, tne United btatcs. that pluralities were obtained by means of illeConscious of having faithfully discharged our gal votes and frauds perpetrated on the ballot-box- , duties in making said report, and proudly conthis committee will admit evidence as to the fident that in sustaining it, the House of Repre- truth of these allegations, and inquire who of sentatives has performed an act of justice to the claimants received the greatest number of New Jersey, and thereby rendered a proper ho: legal votes, in conformity with the constitution mago to the constitution, wo fearlessly appeal of tho United States and the laws of New Jersey; to tho same enlightened tribunal before which and, therefore, are entitled to occupy, as memthe minority have gone so precipitately in ad- bers of the 2Gth Congress, tho fivo contested vance. scats from that State. It iill no doubt bo remembered, that, on the "Resolved, That the adoption of the above gcntle-rHCresolutions does not preclude this committee dy the present Congress convened, ten presented themselves claimnu stats as from reporting tho facts and testimony, with its iTlcmbers from New Jersey, vhcn. under the opinion thereon, for the consideration of the constitution and laws, fivo only could bi admitt- House, at any stage of its proceedings, that it may deem expedient to do so." ed- "Here," said the ono party, "arc the of tho Governor, declaring that wc This proposition, approximating nearer to our PRINTED EVERY THURSDAY, 7, Hunt's Roio, Water Street, jit Nos. C fy h Me-di- upon-vessel- poll-book- n ll NO. IT VOLUME 55. views and opinions than any other wc had been mony in the case. By that period the greater Far from it on the contrary, he spoke freely From the Richmond Enquirer. able to obtain, received our support, and wc ad- portion of the session would have been passed. DISGRACEFUL POSITION OF THE MILI wrote freely, answorcd freely. He was afraid of hered to it through all the subsequent stages of and it seemed to the undersigned to be a matter offending no Abolitionist or Bank man But ho TARY CHIEFTAIN uttered his opinions, whenever they were requirthe case, with the utmost fidelity. Wc here of duty and propriety to report all the facts as Harrison the available in Leading Strings'. again refer to tho journal, when it shall be we had ascertained them to be, leaving it to tho The Correspondence of the Oswego Associa- ed. Ho was in no leading strings innoman'a may see what repeated at House, in its own discretion, to provide for the tion with "the Confidential Committee" of three tutelage He was at all times a' freeman Jet printed, that you tempts were made by all tho arts of special temporary occupation of the seats is it thought has justly excited the suspicion and indignation he held himself at all times bound to answer tho pleading to amend and alter these resolutions, so proper to do so- - For this purpose, Mr. Fisher of a free people. There was a time, when Gen. people. He never asked their "generous confas to make them more favorable to the commis introduced tho following resolution: "Whereas, Harrison declared, that every freeman ought to idence," without giving them his own. Such 14 tho difference between tho dodging Hero of tho sioned claimants. More especially do wo refer this committee has now examined and passed do his own voting as well as his own sighting you to that incessant anxiety manifested to dis- on all the papers referred to them by the House, but he himself is no longer a freeman, because Thames, and the bold soldier of New Orleans. pense with the last clause of the resolution, re- and have decided that they will not recommend ho is unable to do his own thinking. Ho is an Such is tho prevarication and sophistry to winch serving to the committee the right of making a that the vacant seats from New Jersey bo filled instrument in the hands of.a "Thinking Com- the whigs are compelled to stoop for screening preliminary report on the facts of the case, at before tho polls can bo purged, and it can be as- mittco," who, as tho Pennsylvanian says, play their favorite candidate. any time that it might think proper to do to. certained which party recoived tho greatest the part of a "Sense-bearer- " among the From tho Pittsburgher, The apprehension that such a report might be numbor of legal votes; therefore, Resohed, That "an acute fellow who furnishes his prinA HINT. proposed, and the danger that the chairman (the this committee will now proceed to make a report cipal with ideas and advice uponan emergency." author of tills clause) might possibly unite with of the whole number of votes polled in the Stato The General is a mere automaton in tho hands The Whigs have altered their tone conus in making it, seems to have perpetually of New Jersey at the Congressional election held of his guardians (as the last Saturday's Crisis siderably, and it is important that tho Dem haunted their imaginations. in 1838, and to ask tho House to give timo and says,) "ho is a pawn on tho moved ocrats note the change. The friends of These apprehensions appeared to increase as power to tho claimants to procure other evi- about by his Confidential Committee He is a General JacksOn and Mr. Van Buren havd tho committee progressed in the hearing and ex- dence;" which proposition, offered as an amend- toy, pulled here and there by tho wires Ho is amination of the evidence. On the 8th of Feb- ment to another, was lost by a vote of sour almost afraid to say his soul's his own. He is been long denounced as agrarians, levellers, creatures, ruary, Mr. Crabb moved the following resolu- against sour, (the chairman not voting, the prov afraid to come out on tho Abolition question, for &c. a kind of position sailed, of course.) Prior in time, how- sear he should offend the Abolitionists. He is unworthy of a place in good society, and tion ; ever, to tho introduction of the foregoing reso- afraid to come out on tho Bank question, lest he Resolved, 1 hat tho chairman of this com deserving of the utmost contempt. Nor mittee be requested to notify the several claim- lution, Mr. Mcdill moved to amend the resolu- should offend either those who arc for, or those have the ruffled shirt and silk stocking gen tion, giving the parties until the second Mon- who are against a National Bank. He receives ants aforesaid, that this committee will not proletters, which he is afraid to answer. Questions try been backward in reducing theis theory ceed to a decision of the question depending be- day in April to take further testimony, by out all aster the word "resolved," and day of are put to him, to which he is afraid to give any to practice ; their constant object being by fore them, until the next, at "that this committee will report forth- reply. His opinions arc asked, not about his which time tho committee will expect the proofs with to the House of Representatives, the writ- own business, but upon the business of the very insults and sneers to destroy the to be closed, and will not receive any testimony of the many, that they might the moro taken by cither ot the parties alter that time. ten statements of tho claimants, and the testi- people, whom he solicits to make him their mony before it, with an opinion thereon, for tho and he is afraid to declare them. He asks readily become their political guardians, These blanks were afterwards filled with the consideration of the House;" which was also re- the "general confidence" of the people; and yet and "take care" of them. second Monday in April. Mr. Brown moved tp by a similar vote, the chairman not voting he will not j;ivc them his own. In a word, ho is Now they have entirely changed their insert the word "hnal" before the word "de- jected v e reier Willi conscious satisin the hands of his keepers, who will not let cision," and the words "ultimate right" aster on me question, faction to these facts, to show that we havo not him speak out, for sear of injuring his election. mode of attack. The Democrats havo the word "question," so as to btill preserve the evinced a reliance on their own understandright of making a preliminary report, which the been disposed to keep back the light of truth tie is like tne inhabitants ol the flying Island, from the country, nor to withhold from the so humorouslv described by Swift, who never ing and patriotism, which has carried alarm undersigned has so sedulously guarded, and s who stood by, into the motley ranks of their enemies, and which the minority sought by so many means to House of Representatives an opportunity to sill spoke until their destroy. One of that minority (Air. Smith,) at the vacant seats from Now Jersoy at tho earliest gave them notico to speak, by striking their the impossibility of getting along without tne nrst moment alter tho examination of the moment it might choose to do so. Baffled in all mouths with the Manners thev carrv in tie hand. their votes has become obvious. All tho candidate, this dodging testimony was clpscd, either from the flood of our attempts to make a preliminary report, Mr. And this factious elements of the opposition comlight which that testimony had shed upon the Rives introduced a resolution, that the chair- politician who is in tho hands ot his bonndcntial case or lrom some other cause, moved a resolu man of tho committee should be instructed to Committee; whose conscience is in their keeping; bined cannot force their impenetrable , tion, "that the further consideration of this case ask of the House to direct that all the papers in who think for him, write for him, and determine front, while they remain true to themselves-Jersey case bo printed for the use of that he shall not speak for himself; in fact, that bo postponed until the same shall be prepared the New was de- he shall answer no more questions who tell the and the principles of justice and equity for for final hearing:," &c. Nothing but the casting the House; but even tins poor privilege us by that very minority, with the aid of people at once, "you shall not know the princi which they contend . Convinced of this, vote ot the chairman doleated this renewed at- niedchairman, which now so loudty complains of pies of our candidate," still claims tho votes of their calumniators have become their flattempt rudely to shut the door in the face of the the a tree people for the first office in the Kepubhc, terers, and hope by saying some sine things majority of tho people of New Jersey, who had our despotism over tncm. And who aro these keepers of his consience? about We now invite you to leave our proceedings elected Messrs. Dickerson, Vroom and Co. to wages, prices, &c, to cover up their serve them in the Congress of the United States. in the committee room, and to turn your atten- What are their affinities to Abolitionism, to tho real design, and make the body of the peoBank, to Federal doctrines? John C. Wright, What had never been denied, but often admit- tion to the House of Representatives, on the day when our chairman asked permission from the the soul ot this Confidential Lommittcc, is hos ple, (especially the hard working men,) beted, was now manifest by proof clear as light us property, and an lieve that they are warring against .Martin proof that no skepticism could doubt, and no House to have tho papers printed. A member tile to the Southern rights Federalist, who abused President Van Buren and the Constitutional Treasury of tho House (Mr. Cave Johnson, of Tennessee,) sophistry evade. Jefferson in the most outrageous manner. In Kind souls, they Yet in the face of all this, tho committee was moved the following amendment, in lieu of the the summer of 183G, ho delivered a speech in for their sole advantage. to bo tied up, our lips to remain scaled, and chairman's: "Resolved, That tho Committee of Ohio, which was contemptuous and odious to have become so fond of the dear people Elections bo authorized to repoit to this House New Jersey to stand unrepresented for at least tho south. In the winter of 183b, ho wrote two (lately the rabble,) that it would be cruel two months, and very probably for a much longer such papers as they may desire to have printed double-faceletters, for which, the son of Rufus not to return their disinterested savors, in by order ot the liouso, and that they be instructperiod. King exposed him to the scorn of the public. tho way of a sew votes for Harrison. DemUnder the resolutions submitted by the chair- ed, also, to report which five of tho ten individ- Tho Globe says, that man, and whoso history we have just given, wc uals claiming seats from the State of New JerA wag of tho General Jackson was first a candidate ocrats, don't be ungrateful. "When proceeded step by step in the examination of all sey received the greatest number of votes from for tho Presidency, J. C. Wright was elected to hand and a courteous smile of decent peothe whole State for Representatives in Congress the testimony referred to us by the House. We Congress from a district which gave General heard both of the parties, and passed a regular ol tho United states, at the election ol looo, in Jackson a very large majority of its votes. To ple from this time till November next, is not said Stite, with all the evidence of the fact in and what is vote on each piece of evidence. Having finished tho leading Republicans, whoso savor had ad to be snuffed at, you know; their possession: Provided, That that examination, wo here reaffirm to the coun- contained shall bo so construed asnothing herein vanced him, he gave a pledge that is the election still more, when they get things fixed, is to try, that on the question Whether Messrs. Dick- dolay the action of said committco prevent or of President devolved on the House, his vote, in you manage right you may get leave to in taking erson, Vroom, and their associates, received the case on the merits conformity with that of tho majority of his dis- work for them. Keep that in mind. greatest number of votes polled at the New Jer- testimony, and deciding said On this proposed amendment, trict, should be cast for General Jackson. He sey election, there is not the slightest possible of the election. betrayed ,thoso who trusted him violated the Vikginia. Our exchange papers furnish doubt. In their written statements, so far from a long and animated discussion ensued, in which pledge, and voted for John Quincy Adams. He good news from the Old Dominion. Tho denying it, thoir opponents have substantially three of tho minority (the fourth being absent,) was tho most busy and noisy of Mr, Clay's The main point in that admitted the fact; they have never denied it in largely participated. in effecting the bargain; insomuch that Hon. Geo. W. Hopkins, a Conservative discussion, was on a collateral and unimportant any of their arguments before the committee. issue, designed, as wo believed at the time, to L.eorge Kremcr compared him to a cackling hen, member of Congress from Virginia, has Besides all this, the uncontradicted records of that ran about and laid no cgrrs, but deceived written a letter to a Col. Piper, of that State, New Jersey have established the fact, beyond awaken the sympathies of the House to protect every body. The honest German, disgusted the committee from an alleged intrusion on their in which he comes out boldly for the the negation of even stupidity itself. deliberations by the chairman of the military with tho servility of this man to Mr. Clay, and of Martin Van Buren. Mr. H. was When our examination of the testimony was committee to savo them from the invasion of his insolence to himself and others, spit upon closed, and all the facts clearly and accurately "that man of war,'' who mignt pull down our him, to mark the contempt and loathing his con- opposed to the Independent, Treasury, but ascertained, the undersigned were deeply im- chairman, arrest its members, and turn us neck duct provoked. From that day to'this ho has says that "candor compels him to acknowlpressed with the rank and soul injustice which and heels out of doors. Now that tli6 occasion been discarded from the confidence of Ohio. edge that the reasons of the President for had been done to the people of New Jersey by has gone by, we cannot but think that those His appearance now on the political stage, as their own Governor and Council. The Gover- gentlemen themselves havo become deeply im- the chancellor of Federalism tho keeper of its a recommendation of the measure, are, in nor knew that Messrs. Aycrigg and Co had not pressed with 'he truth of that celebrated saying, great seal, and the conscience of its candidate? his judgment, more apparent and persuasive received tho majority of the votes; he knew that "There is but one step from tho sublime to the for the Presidency, is the' first that has signalized since the repeated failures of the banks to tho returns from South Amboy and Millvillehad ridiculous." A motion was made to amend Mr. mm since no sunu lnio ODseuniy under tho odi- fulfil their engagements to the Government." been fraudulently withhold; he knew that giving Johnson's resolution, by Mr. Fillmore, (who was um of tho people for his treachery in 1824." He then says that "he feels constrained, by commissions to men who had been rejected by in full practice in making similar motions in the Such is tho soul of the "Confidential Commit his pride, by the love of consistency and the people, though it might give a momentarj' committee room,) to insert the word "lawful" tee'' of the available Candidate What then triumph to his political friends in the organiza- before tho word "Votes." The Administration will be the character of his cabinet, when made public principle, to return to his old political tion of the House, yet that it must and would party of the House, generally, voted against the President ; "Is a man thus odious, thus desnis associates of the Democratic party, and to necessarily delay the action of that body, and insertion, and the entire Opposition party pre- ed by the South, a Federalist in grain and in with them in the public cause." for a long period deprive New Jersey of her true sent, we believe, voted for it. Much conversa- spirit, with political principles so obnoxious to "John Taylor, jr , of Caroline, one of tho and lawful members. We say the Governor tion took place through the House before tho us, is ono of tho "Confidential Committee," knew all this, and yet at the moment he was final vote was taken on the adoption of John why, what sort of a cabinet will Gen. H. have, Electors on the Federal ticket, declines. cleaving down the rights of his own people, and son's resolution, as amended, as to the ejjict or as Chief Magistrate of the nation? Is it be so He cannot support Harrison. Wm P. Taytrampling on all the high guarantees of the con- alteration of tho substance and meaning of his bad in the green tree, what will it be in tho dry? lor, tho eldest son of the celebrated John stitution, he expressly admitted the power and resolution, by the insertion of the Word "law- That ho will be in the hands of Keepers, when Taylor, of Caroline, has also renounced duty of the House of Representatives to repair ful." The conclusions drawn, as to what that he is clothed with the Executive functions; that the mischief, by restoring the returns from he will move as they move him think as they Harrisonism, in a most scorching address effect would be, may be clearly inferred from the and Amboy to their proper places in the votes given. think act as ho is advised, no man can now to tho editor of the Richmond Whig, but computation. Wc give you his express dcclara doubt, who sees with what littlo discretion, which that paper refused to publish. And The Administration portion of the House still wn.li tions. "But it will bo asked, with force and confesses wnatlittle shame he he Mr. Tezewell, the ablest man voted for tho proposition, while the entire Oppo- cdnceals even his opinions,now this time, thatthe yet another. propriety, is a candidate to lose his seat in Conat at sition voted against it, in the face of their own bidding of this "Confidential Committee." in Virginia, on the Whig side, has also regress because a county clerk does not make a return of Iho votes? Certainly not. Is, favorite word "lawful.'' What other deduction lalkot a log cabin candidate! We had better nounced his party, and will go for Van through inadvertence, or by design, any votes can be fairly drawn thrn that, in tho opinion of call him at once the Log Candidate." Buren. All is right in old Virginia." have not been returned by the clerks, it is in the both parties, tho resolution, as amended, did not Most truly does the New York Evening Tho people of the Mother of States ore power of tho House of Representatives, in their necessarily throw us back on tho final purgation Signal (with. Whig leanings,) designate the ap discretion, to allow those votes, and give the of tho polls, as the only basis of the contem- pointment of a "Confidential Committee'' as turning with disgust from the Federal "Leadseat to the person who, with those votes, may be plated report. However this may be, the com- "pitiful and contemptuous in the extreme:" er." They do not think log cabins, hard mittee met; tho chairman, who had voted for the elected." coon-skin"Must not Messrs. David have any thing insertion of the word "lawful,'' expressed his Wright and O. M. Spencer, Gwynno, John C. cider, canoes or bo aware that bv to do with the Presidency. Tho committee has now only done what the opinion on the proper construction of the resoWhiggies are Governor himself should have done, and what lution, and in that opinion wc sully concurred. their preposterous course they have done more you ready to sing, "Old Virginia never tirel" he, in that hour of partisan madness, declared it This was the moment when wo became, as we to sleep in ridicule tho pretensions ot tho whig ought to do. Tho House of Representatives suppose, that tyrannical and despotic majority candidate, than all the Administration papers in You will soon be convinced she will not the country could accomplish from this time till become weary of Democratic principles. has confirmed the act by a vote so decisive, that of which so much complaint has been made. nothing short of political infatuation ought fur- Beforo that time, as the journal will show, we next March? But this mode of treating him as ouisville Adv. ther to question its propriety. The laws of had been generally in tho minority; our propo- an irresponsible imbecile as a garrulous old New Jersey never authorised tho Governor to sitions overruled, struck out, and amended, so fellow, who, is lest to himself, would bo likely A contrast has been sneeringly drawn becommission any but those "who had received the as to take such forms and complexions as to com- to give wrong and cmbarrasing responses that, tween General Harrison and Air. Van Bugreatest number of votes from the wholo State." pel us to abandon them, and to disclaim their consequently, a committee must be appointed to that That fact (the greatest number,) should have paternity. That we did not bear the mifortuncs answer his letters and shape his opinion is des- ren during the war. It has been said, whilst the General was sighting the battles been stated in the commission; it was that fact of minority submission, wo aver picable beyond measure and we can assure with becoming that gave him jurisdiction or authority to act cannot bo demonstrated by the journal. Wc Messrs. Gwynno, Wright and Spencer, that in of his country, the Civilian was doing nothis city they have rendered themselves the thing, laying on a bed of roses, &c. &c. Is" in the case at all; his was a special jurisdiction, no complaints; lully recognizing the not a general one; for ho, as Governor, had no- uttered great pnnciplpjthat, in Kepublican Govern- laughing stock of both parties by their presump-tiou- this true? The war was declared in June; impertinent and maladroit letter in reply thing to say or do in the election of members of ments, majorities must rule; and least of all, Congress, save the single, solitary duty of com- did wo prefer against thocs who differed from us to the Oswego Association. Is such bo a speci- 1812 rnd ended in January, 1815. Gen putation, and giving the commission to those in their opinions, tho bold charge ol tyrannizing men of tho individuals who surround and influ- Harrison resigned his commission on the ence General Harrison, he may with reason "who had received tho greatest number of over us. 11th May, 1814 and he retired to private "save me from my friends, and I will take life, leaving more persevering spirits to votes." 'I his ho has not done in this case; he TO BE CONTINUED. care"of my enemies." has, of his own accord, substituted the word What a woful contrast is all this to the moral sight the battles of his country. Fortu"elected," in place of the "highest number of The Lexington Intelligencer refers to the heroism of President Jackson! and to the manly nately for her glory, General Jackson was votes.'' This he was obliged to do, is ho subserved the views of his political friends. In "signal discomfiture" of Judge French by course of Mr. Van Buren, who answered two appointed in Ms place. He sought the Committees of North Carolina, and Shcrod battle of New Orleans. He sought to tho commissions issued to Messrs. Dickerson, Vroom Mr. Thompson, at Nicholasville. Williams, in the fullest and most unreserved and Co. ho might well havo inserted that they The Whigs in Jessamine probably wish manner. The whigs are miserably put to it for end of the war; and crowned his country had received the "greatest number of votes" the remark of the Intelligencer could be any thing like an excuse of this contempt'ble with distinction, and carved out his way to from the whole State, and were therefore duly commissioned as members of tho Twenty-sixtpronounced true. So far from Mr. '1 iiomp-so- mystification of their favorite candidate butas the first honois in the Republic. But what usual, Congress. But in those which ho did Usuc to palliatoheir getting the, advantage in the discussion grace. they resort to a lio to Committee is dis- became of Mr. Van Buien? He did not They say, that their tho opposite claimants, ho could not, ho dared the commission, it is true; but not to say so; ho therefore substituted and in- at Nicholasville, the Whigs complained that same as tho Committco of Gen. have a military serted a word of his own, and, in face of the lie had been forced to make two unfortu- Jackson in 183G. The boldness of tho assertion Ii'q was engaged in the most important la law, in contradiction to the fact, and in violation nate remission?. He had to acknowledge displays tho desperation of their cause. What bors, lie distinguished himsclt at home. of the highest principles of constitutional lib- the truth of what Judge French said in re- analogy is there in the case? Sixteen gentlemen He was battling with the enemies of th (Judges Overton and White among thorn) wero erty, confeired a fnlse and fraudulent authority lation to the prodigality of the Stale Ad- appointed a standing Committee at Nashville, war, in the Legislature ol INcw York rous on men not entitled to it, and which it has taken ministration; and to admit that the course not to take charge of General Jackson's con- ing the people by his addresses; urgingthe so much time and treasure to deprive them of. Is Now Jersey has suffered in this conflict, she of Mr. Letcher, in voting for extravagant science, but to promote bis election and defend measures of defence, for one of the most must cast the blame on her own functionaries, expenditures, and in savor of measures by him "airainst the charges of his enemies and exposed States in tho Union. No New while she cannot but approve the generous and nobly did they repel tho infamous slanders, havo shown more zeal noblo conduct of tho House of Representatives which the State would have been hopelessly which were heaped upon him and his wise. He York statesman could in sustaining those great principles of popular involved in debt, had such measures passed, did not appoint them nor did they appoint them- and ability, or Have done more than he did. had been correctly described by the Judge. selves a committee. But did they undertake to His energy rose with the occasion and lie supremacy involved in this controversy. On tho 10th of February, just one month Letcher's friends desire no addition tri- conceal his opinions on any subject' Did they exeitca H to tne cnu oi tnc war. xow, from the timo the committee commenced their umphs of tho sort over the Democratic pursue the "policy" of concealing any opinion' his country the most? The relabors, further timo was given until the second Did they tell him, that he should "make no fur who served Monday in April, on the application of Messrs. candidate for Governor. Louisville Ad thcr declaration of his principles, for the public tired General, or the bold, active Statesman? Aycrigg and Company, to take additional testi vcrtiscr. Richmond Enquirer- eye, whilst occupying his present poiition?" 1 Semi-nole- s chess-boar- semi-barbaro- stri-kin- g self-respe- flapper-bearer- d Mill-vill- h o n white-washin- g

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