Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, September 2, 1836, Page 2

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated September 2, 1836 Page 2
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1 FRIDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 2. PEOPLE'S TIOKtJT. FOR TRESIDRNT VM, II. HARRISON. FOR VICE mESIUEtfT l'KANCIS OltAffOKR. FOR GOVERNOR SIHAS H. JENISON, LIEUT. GOVERNOR DAVID ill. CAMl', of Derby. FOR TREASURER AUGUSTINE CLARKE. IKKATOKS 1'OK CHITTENDEN COUNTY. JOHN VAN SICKI.E.V, Jr. IIAItltV itlll.L-EU. IENATOR FOR QUASI) ISLE COUNTY, HECTOR. ADAMS. FOR CONOR ESS HON. HEXtXAN ALLEN. At a convention of the Whigs and Anti masons of Chittenden County, liolden at tlio hotel of Johu A. Willey, in Williston, cn the 2.5th day of August last, Francis Willson of Hincsburgh was chosen Prcsi dent, and William Woslon Secretary. On motion of Mr. Manser, it was Resolved, That a committee of two from rnch town bu appointed to nominate two persons to I ho convention as candidates for tho offico of Senators for ChiltendC'n Conn ty, and that the delegates from each town appoint their own committee. The committee having been duly appoin ted, retired, and after ina'ure dcliberotion, Truman Galusha, E-q , chairman of the Committee of nomination, reported to tho convention JOHN VANSICKLENJr., And HARRY MILLER, as candidates for the office of Senators, which report was accepted. On motion, it was Resolved, That tho nomination of said committee bo adopted as the nomination of tins convention, which resolution passed by a unanimous vote. Resolved, That the proceedings of this convention bo signed by l he President and Secretary and published in tho Burlington Free Press. FRANCIS WILSON, Pres. 'Wm. Weston, Secretary. The nomination of Messrs. Vun Sicklin end Miller, seems lo give very general sal isfuctioii. There is an almost universal diepositioi lo sacrifice local and personal considerations on the altar of tho country's cause. This is as it should bo, and wo have no reason lo doubt that the result will bo triumphant. ID" We have heard of but one complaint against Mr Allen in his official capacity, and that is that he has obtained a pension fur a man who headed a company of volun teers at the battle of PlatUburgli. This is no doubt a grievous offence In the eslimu lion of Gov. Chittenden's followers. THE ELECTIONS. From Nunni Carolina we have full confirmation in the following paragraphs, of the Whig success: From the Raleigh Register, of Tuesday. The Wuite b..n.m:r waves in triumph .' The battle is fought and won ! The day is our own : l he people cj JYurlh Carolina liaic arisen m llieit might, and the ran Bu ren forces have been routed, horse, fool, and dragoons:.' ucn. JMiwAnn U. Dudley, Ihe Whig candidate for Governor has been elected by a majority of at least four thou sand! Tho utter defeat of the Van Buren party in this State, by so triumphant a vote, is one of the most imp'irlant political events of the times, and will, we aro confident, oxert a salutary influence throughout the Union. It conclusively exhibits the steady inarcu oi correct principles, and establish es, beyond doubt, tlio political character or the Estate. We have pot now the slisht est misgiving that tho electors vote at N. Carolina will be given to Judrre Wlnii. nr that our majority in November will bo less than ten thousand. How can it be nth erwise ? In the late contest, the enemy uui.i, ua uouui, uiiuu, uachson S 11J" his name marshalled their ranks and nuirna led their courage. Still have the Whigs triumphed, gloriously triumphed. Ilaviu" contended so successfully ogaiiiat llieinru ler, they will make very mincemeat of the man m the great ahead. In our next we hope to be able to nublisl tho official votu in each county, and lo show tho actual majority for Dudley. In the fljean tiro", we ask the "Standard" if. while imbibing th'i spirit of its injunction to be laithtiii," wo nave not at ihu samo time obeyed it to Hi very Utter, and "Il.itlied them, slashed ilipin, All lo pieces dashed ihem?" From the same naner. Next to the gratification uri-ing from the flection o! our Whig Governor, the sue cess of Mr. Graham tor Congress, by so iremenuous a majority over uen. INewlanil ihould cheer and invigorate the friends of constitutional liberty, not only in thisslutc, hut throughout the Union. The Van Bu ren prints, for week back, have been teem ing with predictions of the success of New land; and they wore made with such cunfi item enrotiiery, mat many good people, we daro say, have been misled, and in consc quence may have perhaps suffered in their lenderest point their pockrts. When the election was returned by Congress to the people. W9 stated our Delict that Uraham would be sent back by 1,500 majority. The statement below shows how neurlv correct our impressions were. Tho people of tho mountains were proof against temptation tlio denunciations oi power could not over awe them. They have entitled themselves to tho gratitude of every truo Whig. By their firm and consistent conduct, they have tccured the vote oi the .stole against Van Huron,' should tho election unfortunately go lo tlio IIuusc of Representatives. But lo tlie statement: Counties. Burke, Rutherford, Buncombe, Haywood, Macon, Yancy, Grali om 1080 IC33 10(1-2 257 448 291 Ncwland. 700 G2G 710 373 348 40S 4,731 a, 177 3,177 1,614 majority. Graham and Newland. What a re buke have Ihe people of Mr. Graham's dis trict passed upon Mr. Nowland, and the Vun Huron parly in Congress ! Could any censure have been muio pointed? They relusc.l Mr. uraham limo In collect evi dence to show that he was duly elected, and refused lo receive the evidence already collected. Graham was fairly entitled lo his seat by some ten or filloen votes; but tho election is sent back to Ihe people, and they confirm their choice by a majority of over a thousand ! A rebuke upon Congress fur its partiality, and upon Mr. Ncwland for his trick and treachery; for his base attempt to deceive the people by pretend ing lo be a friend of Judge White before the election, and then becoming a Van Burcn man in order to get the majority in Congress lo put him in Graham's place. A baser act was never committed. Wash ington Tel. The result in North Carolina is ascer tained. Dudley i3 elected Governor by a handsome majority. In joint ballot of the two houses there is a tic, tho whigs having majority of two in the senate, and the Van Buren party a tmjorily of two in the House. In the Senate, 20 whigs and 24 Vans. In the House, 59 whip-sand Gl Van Burcn men. Dudley's majority is 51 13 Graham's for Congress, 1014. ALABAMA ELECTION SETTLED. The Tuscaloosa Intelligencer of the 13th inst. contains the following important an nounccment: The Election. We have not received full returns from ull the counties; but a ufficicnt number have come in to enable us to say. that there will be n majority in tho Legislature, uf at least twelve, in favor nf White. Upon any testing question, in joint ballot, the majority probably will nut tie less man twenty. We have made our estimate from the best information to be obtained, and it may be relied on as correct. We shall give a detailed statement of the estimate when the returns shall bo com plete; but should all that arc vet to bo ro ceiyed be unfavorable, it will not vary our estimate more uian iarec votes. In Illinois, tlio euccess of tho Van Bu ren party, at the late election for members of the State Legislature, has not been so decisive as has been boasted. The Mis souri Republican, received yesterday, says that the Legislature ot Illinois, " on joint ballot, will be found pretty equally divided, judging from the returns, between White and Van Buren." The Republican then gives a tabid of members elect from 27 counties, which have chosen 35 Whigs.and 37 Van Bureniles. Indiana. The Whin nnners. with their usual lUiUL'iird endeavored to ne.ue an imprerston Inclian.i would vote for Harrison Let us hear no more of his projpecs in Indiana. I heie is not a moie demo- ci. Hie plate in ihe Union : nor one which, in our judgment, will cm a more decided vole in favor of the democratic candidate. -Alb. Argus. Right, sir Oracle. The Whigs did, "with their usual regard for truth" create such an 'impression," and that impression is very much defended and strengthened by tho fact that we have just carried the state by triumphant majority from 7 to 10,000 fur Governor, and a majority of two lo one in both branches of ihe Legislature. Tho only question in regard to this State now, is, whether Harrison's majority will be ten or twenty thousand. Indiana is, indeed, democratic state. But alas ! what are the prospects of the Tories in the coming contest, if, as the Argus predicts, "there is not a state in the Union that can cast a belter vole for Van Burcn ?" "Bring us no more reports," will bo tho cry in No vember. ACCOUNT CURRENT. OirWe must keen a sort of rtinninrv no litical account with the Recency, or in nth er words, wo must bag our gamo as fast as It IS KIIICU. INOrttl Uornlinn. An in inn Louisiana, Kentucky. Missouri and Indians have just had a reckoning with Van Buren and find a balance agnnl him. Those six states must now be put down to the credit and hiss account in his ledger. On Tues day next, there is to be a settlement in Vcr mont, which will furnish another item for the same page. In October. Marvland Ohiu and Pennsylvania, will 6end in there utiis. l o meet all this paper, Mr. Van Bu ren will be compelled to draw largely in No vetnber, upon New York, when if the Peo n.B refuse to honor his dralt. the great political trading House of Van Buren Benton, Blair & Co. must ston navment and assign their political effects oyer to IlAiinifON, GiiANcen & Buel. Albany tuurnut. A blauiich friend of Gencrel Jackson writes from Mississipppi as follows. "Tho real backbone and sinew of Missis sippi, the planters on Pear river, who drive their own cotton to market, are decidedly 'ippusuu in uiu election oi martin Van liu ren. 1 know General Harrison to bo brave soldier, and an honest statesman, and shall exert the talent 1 possess, in us favor From 1791, to tho the treaty of Greenville we served together; and I remember with plcosant feeling, receiving my first guard ruin nun, us uuicur ui mo uay, at fori Washington, on the 1st of May, 1791. I am too old to liavo personal motive of grot ideation in the wishes I have formed in his favor." The abovo tostimony, is sufficient lo sink a thousand such petty Blander" as Major Allen, Colonel Blait, Corporal Medary, or drill sergeant Brough. It is the actual knowledge of the civil and military qualifi cations of General Harrison possessed by those whn are best acquainted with him, that will finally prove triumphant against the pitiful hirelings that receive their "thir ty pieces of silver," to abuse the defenders of tho country. THE CHARM BROKEN. Wo cannot but congratulalo our fellow citizens on tho cheering Prospect before us." Il would seem almost morally sure, from tho intelligence which will be found in another part of this paper in relation lo the Elections in the Slates, that tho un wearied efforts to transfer the popularity of "Old Hickory" to the li'.tlo New York Aristocrat, has proved abortive, and totally unavailing. Tho thing won't take. The old hobby of hurrahing for 'Jackson don't sound well with "tho party" when Ihey come lo apply it to the little Mrglcian who never merited any civil or military renown. Hence,' it will bo 6cen that nothing now is wanting but union and concert of action on tho part of the opposition to bring back and restore the country lo its primitive purity and wipo away the blots and stains which nave been cast upon it by a ruthless and profligate faction. Tho "spoils" men or army of office holders must now bo con vinced that the charm is broken and that all their fine schemes uf public plunder and peculation arc nearly ended. WASTE OF PUBLIC MONEY. There has been for somo weeks a discus sion as to whether the President of the U. States had entertained the design of sn en tangling the affairs of tho country, as to prevent any distribution of money from tho Treasury among the States. It has been conjectured that owing lo certain frauds and speculations in high places, the money of the United States could not be forthcom ing when wanted. Much suspicious wrath was consequently evinced, when it was first hinted that Secretary Woodbury himself had incautiously revealed some important disclosures, having referred lo the distribu tion of the Revenue and a possible war with Mexico. Great was the anger of tho tory press. The Washington Globe and Boston Post plumply denied ihe fact, that Secre tary Woodbury had ever written such a letter. The Philadelphia U. S. Gazette, the Boston Atlas, and Boston Transcript all maintained tho contrary. Hard words from the collar presses mot with calm and judicious responses until the letter was pro duced, and given to the public. Hero il is. SIR. WOODBURY'S LETTER. Washington, Stli July. 1836. r o v 1 r ., a. . I . ...I e - . - . uear i3ir lour oi me Zil insi. flenervp mv urai tiuiuivicugmeuis lor us numerous useiul eug eestions. I he nival bill, ns to ndmirals.did not eel boili houses, and our friend Elliott, with some oilier gallant telios, must longer fed the vans of hope deferred. Our overflowing treasury, which is o oficn pray cd for, will. I fear, prove a curse. But my heal efforts will ho civen to execute the late law faith lolly, though 1 have many misgivings as In iia fatal inlluencc on die sound relations heretofore exiaiio" between the stales and the general L'overnmeni. The President wishes me lo cxpiess his thanks for jour kind remembrance of him. He leaves this in a lew days Tor lennessce. I believe the ensuing presidential election is to be unutualtu quiet, .m l I ill noi allow mv.i-trin ile'l'air of the Republic, however portentious may ot some or ine smns ot the time. Should we become involved in a real or quasi war with Mexico, the surplus may never be di vided, or wilt soon be recalled At all cvent,ilie whole will he wanted in 1832, if not earlier. inn minions urc 10 come ou uic piesent laun in 1541, alone. Air Adams's health has not been rond the l.mpr part of the session ; hut I saw Mrs Adam 'quite .. nil ... a...-..t. I.,, o t... ' truly mill i especially, Your obedient servant, LEVI WOODBURY lion. Benj. Watebhouse, Cambridge, (Mass.) This letter which at first blush seems of not so much importance, is worthy of close investigation. It explains some of the so crct machinations of the administration, and shews how tho people of this country are fooled by the unprincipled demagogues at the head of affairs. It seems that Com Elliott is recognised at Washington as a friend, and was to bo an Admiral, if the bill in relation to tho navy had passed the house. Why ? Becauso ho eroded the image of Gcu. Jackson at Ihe bow of a na tional vessel, and disgraced the American Navy by his sycophantic adulation of a foolish old man. This Elliot, is tho same fellow who de clared to Lt. Champlin of Buffalo, that ho had it in his power to havo deslroyod the American flotilla on Lake Eric, and he " was damned sorry ho had not done it.' A precious fellow for an Admiral we must confess. The writer says an overflowing Treasury will prove a curse. And yet this very man and hts compeers in iniquity at tempted to keep tho treasury in tho very condition he deplores. He opposed a d is tribution of tlio money among tho people by which that overflowing was to bo ro strained and prevented. Out on such hy pocrisy ! In the 5th paragraph Mr Woodbury will nut aiiow uiinseii io despair oj tntrepubtic In other words ho will not hove any fears about his losing his offico 1 Ho admits the s.gns ot the tunes aro porlenlout, by which wo infer ho sees the prospects of tho arch intriguer growing darker everv dav.nnd ihr cause of vtrtuiond truth making progress in spue oi ino uiacK arts ol the little Magi The sixth paragraph shews the Secreta ryV) uneasiness it tho effects of thcdislri button by which tho power lo purchase votes in the different states is taken away from the Kitchen Cabinet. He, however hints at a WAn with Mexico, real or os tensible as a means to prevent a distribu tion ! This precious confession lets us into the deep iniquity of Ihe administration. It is evident that tho people of this country were lo have been plunged into a war with that country, in order to waste their money American citizens, and our gallant militia were to bo sacrificed bv thousands in the swamps and on tho rivers of Mexico, and our relations with Europe perhaps disturb (.'J, lo prevent the States from making ca nal?, building up schools and educating tho children ofthopnorl Horo is n govern ment with a vengeance i formed lo do jus- ncu in an me world anu to promote uic happiness of its constituents, yet imitating tho corrupt policy of tho worst ages, and proposing war and bloodshed, to prevent the beneficial operation of a law passed al most unanimously by Congress, and signed by the President ! ! This avowal alone, would in other days have raised the very stones in mutiny a gainst tho blood thirsty demogogue now rioting in the national plunder, and regard ing tho money of tho people as their own property. "At all events," says the miser able wretch, "the whole will be wanted in 1842, if not eorlier." Now wo call on all true patriots to come forward without delay to prevent this threat from being carried into execution! to exert themselves to sustain tho distribution bill, already denounced by the Globo. by the Argus, by Mr Woodbury and Mr Van Bu ren. Wo call on the tax payers of this State to say, whether they arc willing to have a direct tax upon them to support tneso deinniroffues in luxury and splendor, or whether they will not rather live untaxed, receiving the share of the public monies due the State, and which tho Enemies of tho People aro endeavoring to retain in their own hands to glut their avarice and pamper their pride. Mr. Robbins, tho Rhode-Island Senator, jn the course of his remarks at the meet ing, at Newport on the 20th inst., made the following charge; Van Buren and his personal partizans, were the bitter and uncompromising oppo nonts of the distribution policy, and I hoy still mean to destroy it it possible. The Globo, tho official paper and organ, has de nounccd it as another monster, and one lo bo destroyed. Many of tho affiliated prcs Bes have echoed tho denunciation, particu larly the Albany Argus; and both are en deavoring to reunite the party for its des' truction. The Globe is calling upon the states to retusc to accept the distribution under the act, and thus lo frustrate its operation. The Globe has intimated that the act will be officially de nounccd, and its repeal recommended in the opening message to Congresss, at the next session ; and we aro to presume that it has official authority for the intimation. It is then to be, (who can doubt it?) tho great issue of the coming rrcsiucniiai contest. Tho issue then lo be put to the people, is to be ibis Fan Burcn for President and no distribution : or distribution and no Van Buren for Presi dent. Gov. Hill says he hopes ho shall dio be fore New Hampshire degrades herself by accepting her sharo of the public revenuo. The best thing he can do, then, is to die as soon as ho can. Delays arc dangerous. Who will send him a rope ? Asa proofof the sincerity of tho Van Bn ren party in opposing banks wo have only to mention that in Now York they lately chartered five millions parser money capital, and in Maine, one million seven hundred and twenty five thousand dollars i The same duublo faced politicians contend that Pennsylvania did wrong to chartor any bank at all ! Judge Swivel. The following, from tho Manchester Express, hits off the char acter of the Tory candidate for Lieut Gov ernor to the very lite. An intimate ac quaintance with this gentleman's political course for the last twelve years,coinpeIs us to bear testimony to the fidelity of the sketch. Although endowed with a good sharo of native talent, he seems to iiavo surrendered himself the.slave of one single ruling passion office, offico, offije! and there is hardly a station of honor or profit, from that of Parish Clerk to tlio Lieuten ancy, forwhfch he has not first or last been a candidate. Every thing by turns, and of course nothing long. Prompt to discover tho signs of the times ; and gifted with un common fertility of imagination in giving the little cloud that speed the horizm tho popular shape a perfect weazlo, or "very much like a whale," as circumstances re quiredhe Ins been both for and against every party that has existed in tho Stale or union-a distinction which few can boast, and still lower would covet. A paper up North declare that "JoA Pttli bone was born a, and cradled in Ihe arms or democracy." Whydid not Urn uuihor complete the biography, and say lie had subsequently been uu Adams man, a natiooal republican un an limason an uiuiJaclnon nian-u Temperance man, an untl.lemperanceman, .iBank man, an anli-Bank man, Colloniiaiionist, u Van Uuren man. an unt.-Van llurea mm, opposed to, and for Richard M. Johnson, imJn,,,, xu now rigill. ul Jackson .man, ' d.ed i ,le w-ol"-nml a 1.5 a rank nulifier, and .. ,e 810ulJ r(.r johlI c. Calhoun or president ,o any man in the govern mini. It would ,l,e , ,vc ,'oM a p.lrf of ,lis lnsiory. Il is literally true, thai tho Van Buren cindidale for L.eut. Gov. say. open'y, any where and every where , Uu, , J;. Calhoun for president, and that hi, doctrines oNulifica. Jim v rfi""'Cm doctrines. And still a I the Van Uuren piper, i the Stale are denouu SorV.I , f !;";' ofy-rriori n-J (Jranger . sup o cofNuhhcation, and at the same breath calling on ilie people iu elect, perhaps the only nuli. ner in Vciraont, toil.etetond office in their gift. CP An individual in Franklin county, to whom ShcriiTLowry 80nt on0 0f ,ja circu lars, requostsusio inform tho ex-marshal thai ho has "waked up tho wrong passen ger." His neighborhood is already elec Uoneered, and will go, to a man, for Jenm. son and Camp. As to helping "to place Martin Van Burcn in tho Presidential chair," that ia the last thing ha shall ever be guilty of. FARMERS. The people appear to bo disposed to elect their Chief Magistrates from tho tillers of the earth the real democrats themselves. Thus, New York will elect Farmer Buel to preside over the councils of her stalo ; Ohio intends to elect Farmer Vanco in the Gubernatorial chair, and tho people of this Union intend to select Farmer Harrison as Executive of tho United States. Ohio Pr. Also tho Green Mountain Boys aro go ing to elect Farmer Jemmisom Governor of Vermont ; tho freemen of Chittenden Co. intend to elect Farmors -Van Sicklen and Miller to tho Slate Senate ; and the good people of Burlington aro resolved to elect -a man who has got the best piece of corn, if not tho best farm in Chittenden County. Go ahead. Another. Collar Slipped At a dinner ;n honor of Mr. Storer, tho Whig Repro scntalivo of Cincinnati! in Congress, at Carthago, seven miles from that city.Oen. Jonathan McCarly a Jackson member of Congress from Indiana, was present and gave the following toast: "By Hon. Jonathan McCarty of Indiana Tho late order of the Secretary of the Treasury, demanding specie in payment for the public lands : The precursor of a new National bank, the inevitable destruction of Western Banks, and the currency ; the withdrawal ofspecie from circulating among our larmers lor me benctit ot land specula tors fatal to the whole West, and ruinous to the new States. It cannot be made to answer the end it professes: il is delusive in theory, partial and unjust in its operations let the whole West as they regard their interest, with one voice demand Us rcvoca. tion. By tho Committeo of Arrangements Hon. Jonathan McCartv, the efficient and railhlttl Representative of the 4th Cougres sional District of Indiana. A personal wit ness of tho corruptions among the Office Holders at Washington; he is too honest to slick to nis parly, and therefore abandoned it tor his country. ASiqnI Gen James C. Watson, of Georgia has withdrawn his name as a Van Burcn Elector in that State. The following resolutions adopted by the New York Regency, afford a practical illustration of their honesty and good faith Having used the loco focos to accomplish their schemes of political aggrandisement, they are now ready to denounce and cast them off tho instant that tho "chartered monopolies" of the party aro interfered with by the levelling operation. Resolved. That we view the new parly, under the name of Loco Foeo, at beinj disorg mixing in its principles, anli-iepuhlican in point of fact, and directly opposed lo all good nnd republican govern ment, unci llial we will hold ilieiu :is among mil common enemies, and but a new disguise to gain power, and lo crush the democratic parly. At Milo, Yates county, a similar denun ciation was adopted. Resulted, Tint vie regard the measures of the anli-.Monr.polists, heller known hy ihe chaiacici is lie appellation of Loco Foco.ui but another mod ification of WhiggUm ; we consider their rad. ica! and sweeping doctrines to lie tisionarr, absurd and in their results destructive lo iho cmUnf.-ii il society; and lint In combining with the enemies uf democrarv, tney li ite allorded the best practical proofof their real hostility to lepiiblicanism. THE CONTRAST. Van BunEN Democracy The patron. age of the Federal Government has not been used to sustain the republican parly, sn far aswc nave a right to expect." bettor Iroin Missouri, endorsed by Iho Globe. Jeffersonian Democracy. "The con. stilalinnul remedy, bi the elective, principle, becomes nothing, if il mai be smothered by the enormous patronage of the General Gov eminent." Jefferson's letter to Governor McKean. for the Burlington Free Pi ess. Mr. Stacy, Sir There is one subject upon which, ns the day draws near when weshalibe called once more to exercise ihe privileges of fiec men, I wUh lo ofier a few remarks in hones ihev may engage I lie attention of those who mav atlend ihe polls. This, is the pieservaiion of ihe'riht of ciecuie iraunnse nom an coriupt liilliie'ires, ob tained or sought to be obtained, hy the oflTer of ex ternal rewards for the voles about lo be given. This is a point which, inasmuch as il is guarded by law, and sanctioned by every upright moral consid eration, cannot be pressed too much unon ihe con. sciences of those to whom our statutes assign ihe right oi depositing their ballots for such as thoy would have to be rulers over ihem. While we would respect those honest differences of opinion on subjects of a political naturu which lead lo the nom ination of different candidates by men of different parties, and while tho liberty of tlio Press, nnd eve ry oilier lawful and constitutional meant must be allowed loeach oflhese for ihe purpose of increas ing the popularity of ench opposing candidate, we cannot frown loo indignantly upon every attempt to uuy ine votes oi anv man uy appeals either to Ins avarice or his love of sirong drink. It is a fhanie ful truth, Mr Editor, that notwithstanding the law is so pointed against the practice of treating with rpirilous liquors on election days, it should be so much persisted in uy tnose wliose acquaintance with Ihe law should leach them belter. It nfTorJs no very flattering comment on the honor or patriotism of those who require a stimulus of this kind lo in duce litem to attend Ihe polls, or lo vole for this or that man ; nevertheless it docs appear lo me from what I hate observed in our own town, (hat theie are hundreds of men whose cupidity must be touched by the piomise of a drink of whiskey, in order to hi ing Ihem lo the place of voting and lliere ihey feel themselves tinder obligation lo go for ihe candi date whoso Jgenerosily supplies ihem with the de lieluful beveraze. 1'iuly. ihe claims of ihat can didate lo ihe support of the freemen, must be none of the best who finds himsell under the necessity uf passing I oe iiotllo among ins townsmen in order to secure iheir votes. The hireling nnd the prostitute lie under the withering curse r public scorn, ns nuisances lo nil moral sensibility : and can that man be any belter entitled lo our respect, whose voles aro lo be secured only by the offer of a dram.' Shamo on the man whoso patriotism cannot be reached by nobler comiJerations : he is no, worthy lo exercise ihe nrivilcso of a fireman. Let everv voter weigh these things, nnd if he has any sense of Honor, lie win ue auove selling a price on Ins ual lot. or offering it ul auction lo the rums-ller. HUNTINGTON. August 29, 1836, From Ihe Stale Journal. CORRESPONDENCE OPINIONS OF GOV. BUTLER. MoNTi'ELir.n, 22d Aug. 183G. Dear Sir Soon after tho publication of your letter declining the nomination of an ll.nlnp nt.Klir. inlirn.ll in H fl VP f I I n P? to the fact of vour withdrawal, look occa sion to infer trint your declension was in dicative of indifference to the success ui too Harrison and Granrer Ticket. More re cently, these intimations of alleged indiffer ence have been magnified Into reports of actual hostility. With a view to disabuse the public mind on this subject, so far aa erroneous reports may have been circulated we havu thought it not Improper, in corn; pliance with Iho suggestions nf friends, to use the freedom tu request that you will favor us with an avowal of your 'yietrt in connexion with the pending political .can vass, with permission logive them publicity. With great respect, Your obedient servant. C. L. KNAPP, On bohalf of State Committor. GOV. BUTLER'S REPLY. . Waterburv, Aug. 24th, 1836. Dear Sir Yours of the 22d inst, on be half of the stale Committee, was received yesterday. You say my declining to bo a candidate fur Presidential Elector on tho Harrison and Granger Ticket, has been in ferred by several of the public journals to be an indication df indifference to the suc cess of that ticket; and ask for an avowal of my views on the subject, with permis sion to give them publicity. It is with a degree of reluctance, that! consent to the publication of my opinions on so important and exciting a topic not that I have any objection to their being known to every freeman of Vermont, but lest sonic may take occasion to represent the publication of a private citizen's views as an act of ostentation, when perhaps themselves have occasioned it ; yet inas much as certain newspapers have recently erroneously reported ine to be opposed lo the election of Gen. Harrison and Francis Granger to the Presidency and Vice Presi dency, justice to myself, requires a brief but explicit avowal of my views relative to the pending canvass. I havu ever entertained an exalted opin. ion of General Harrison, both as a mili tary man, and a civil officer. I know of no act, in his long courso of public service, either as Governor of the North Western Territory, Commander-in-Chief of tho North Western Army, member of the Na tional Legislature, or as Minister to the Republic of Colombia, which does not moril the approbation uf his countrymen, and ever since bis nomination by the Anlunasonio Stale Convention in February last, have fell anxious for his electiou to Ihe Presi dency. As to Mr. Granger, his name has been so long, so constantly, and so honorably iden tified with the principles of Antimaeonry, and his tiTiiria to efficient for the 'suprem acy of tho Laws' and ConBtitutinn, that for ine to withhold from him my vote, under the circumstances of the pending canvass, I should consider an abandonment of tho fundamental principles of Antiniasonry. It will nut bo expected that I should enter into on exnmiuniion of the public acts and votes of the diffrrent candidotes for tho Presidency nnd Vice Presidency. I could wish, however, that fieemen would exom me for themselves with candor and impar tiality, and bestow their sufferages for such men as will, in ihcii honest opinion, best zoard and protect that civil and religious hbeity. to establish which their Revolution ary Sires expended so much blood and treasure. In conclu.-ion, I will only say, that, per sonally, I have little to hope or fear from the success uf this or that candtdato for tho Presidency, or any other office: the gov ernments and laws of this world, by whom, soever.or in whatever manner administered con but little longer affect my interest or happiness: but thould I ever bo permitted to exercise again, the elective franchise, it shall not bo done knowingly lo favour tho protiinlioii of n man, who. for Ihe sake of office, would squander millions of the pub lic money on a multitude of corrupt specu lators barter away the Freedom of Iho Press and trample upon iho sacred and in- alienable Rights of Man, Respectfully, Your obedient serv't , EZRA BUTLER. C. L. Knapp, Ei-q. Groans. We have before us the Rich mond (Va) Enquirer of Aug, 18th, a lead ing Van llureu paper, second only to iho Globe as an organ, and infinitely abovo it indecency. Its editor groans thus: "Tho Globo ol the 12th calculates Spaight'a ma jority at 2 or .1000! or our own part tea shrewdly sutpect that we are beaten." A -gain, "IPs are disappointed in JV" Caroli na though far from despairing of her voto in November." Again, ."Kentucky has gone for the Whigs; there is no mistako about it," and quoting a remark ofa Van cdilor thai the Whig candidate have over run his own party, the Enquirer adds, "It may be but he has certainly over run msrs." Tho Enquirnr admits that the only push made in Illinois by the Whigs wis against Reynolds for Congress; of course we aro not to consider the election in that state a true tesi nf parlies, except iu R's district. VI. Watchman. Uewaiie ! Falsehood lies, deliberate ly coined and pcrsevoringly circulated, ara the most powerful weapons of the Van Bu ren men. Not but a few days since, an offico holder and the chief eleclioneerer in this quarter and at the north, for the Van Buren party, staled that Harrison never was a General and ieier ioij in a battle! ! Wo say to the freemen, then, beware; unprin cipled themselves they will not hesitate to deceive you absolutely parly mad, they care not by what arts or tricks they cajolo tho honest and unsuspecting freemen lb. Another Van Buren lie repealed. Tho Patriot ro-asserts that Harrison was "an avowed eupporier oftho Alien and Sedition Law of John Adams." Marston ought to know, upon tho authority of Harrison him self, that this is a falsehood. Harrison never was for the alien and sedition law i he never was in Congress until iwn after that law passed. Ib. ID" Secretary Woodbury oaimatcs the Surplus at 27 millions ; of course the euare

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