Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, September 28, 1838, Page 1

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated September 28, 1838 Page 1
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f ; umj NOT THK GLORY OF CiESAR II UT THE WKI.FAHK OF HOME. BY H. B. STACY. TEMPERANCE MEETING. At an udjournod meeting of tlio friends of temperance, hnldcn in tlio Court Room September 21, IC38. Mr. Adams from the committee appoint cd to prepsrc a memorial to the Legislature reported the following, which, being read, was accepted nnd adopted. To the Honorable the General Assembly of Ike Stale of Vermont. Tho undersigned freemen and inhabitants of the town of beg leave to call the attention of your honorable body to tho continued prevalence of intern perancc, and respectfully to urge that such n course of legislation may be adopted as eball effectually put a slop to the evils re suiting from it. That intemperance prevails, is too clear to bo disputed. That it is more or less occasioned by tho existing laws of the state, is, as we think, equally clear. That the use of ardent spirit as an ordinary drink is, and from its naturo must be, productive of powerful effects for good or for evil, will bo readily admitted, and we hope wo may be permitted respectfully to point out some of tho effects having an important bearing on individual happiness and national pros pcrity. The use of liquor tends to enervate the powers of the body, and if continued, will wholly prostrate them. It paralizcs industry, produces profligacy, destroys usefulness, and reduces the sub jects of it to beggary and want. It increases the public burthens, multi plies crime, fills the jails wiih miscreants, and the poor houses with paupors and out. costs. It poisons the fountain of good feeling makes man an enemy to himself, produces misery in families, and riot and disorder society. n impairs the intellect, destroys the mental taculties, and reduces a being born for immortality, to the condition of a brute. 11 uestroys health, shortens the term of human existence, and sends its thousands to a prematura jrrarc. It weakens the effective force of the state, robs it of its strength and its glory, and tends directly to vagabondize the nation. It affects national character, degrades us before tho world, and unless checked will exclude us from the commonwealth of civ ilization. t Tho use of liquor is productive of more misery, wretchedness, crime and death, than all tho robberies and murders in the etate. Take the whole list of crimes that are emblazoned on the page or tho statute, collect all their evils in one vast anionnt and tho wailings of broken hearts crushed by intemperance shall outweigh them all. If these things are so and that they are, we maintain can bo proved by testimony of tho highest ordor, by testimony which in a court of justice would be ofa chanc er sufficient to procure a conviction lor murder-it would seem that the patriotic and intelligent members of your honorable body would be anxious mainly to apply tho remedy. The remedy is as simple as it will be efficacious, and consists in the re peal of the license laws and the prohibition of the traffic in ardent spirits, as an ordin ary drink. That you have the power to arrest the evil, is demonstrated by the fact that you arc the supremo power in the state, having the right to punish crimes, to pro hibit nil practices of injurious tendency, and to en.ict laws for the general prosper ity, A citizens of this republic wo take pleasure in expressing1 pur belief that your labors will bb directed to a pa'icnt exam ination of tho subject, and your pavers flimitcd only by tho extinction .f tnc bale ful trade. If any apology is necessary for our zeal in urging your honorable bedy to such ex amination and exertion of your power, it will be found in that knowledge of human naturo which teaches how difficult it is to overcome established habits. Men long accustomed to the use of liquor loso that quick perception of tho consequences resul ting from it. They aro 6low to believe that the evils so evident to tho senses arc attributable to the uso of liquor. Without legislative aid therefore, wo cannot expect a porfect reformation. Reason and reflec tion havo dono much, they havo probably done all that could be expected, but such is tho constitution of our natures, that oven Hicse powerful agents cannot freo the world from acknowledged crime, nnd tho arm of the etato is necessory to protect from rapine and from violence. How much more then is legislative aid necessary when custom has sanctioned tho habit of drink ing, (Hid the propensities of nn unchnstciicd desire plead for indulgence. Without In gislativo aid, tho evils of intemperance will continue, and probably will moro and moro abound. With it, there is a rational prob ability that tho evil may be greatly check ed, if not entirely stayed. Why should any doubt tho efficacy of legislative interference. The lovo of liquor is not natural, it is wholly an acquired taste, as is abundantly evident in tho fact that females, as a class, arc wholly free from it. Let the arm of power bo uplifted to break tho chains ofa vilo habit, and the subjects of it will bo among the first to express their gratitude. The Legislature aro urged to tho exer ciso of their high powers by every consid oration that can influcnco tho patriot and tho christian, and to allow the golden oppor. tunity to pass by unimproved, would bo tho occasion of sorrow and lamentation. Wo know and are persuded that your honorable body are jealous of national honor, and will exert your powers to preserve it from pol lution, that the great object of your labors is to promote tho greatest good of tho greatest number, and when convinced what that good requires, will steadily pursue it Far be it from us to join in the cry of reform for political effect, or to kindle spirit of fanaticism without any practical object. Wc believe that temperance, is one of the cardinal excellencies, that with out it, frugality is an unmeaning word nnd industry a useless virtue. Wc ore persua. ded that the prohibition of the use of liquor as an ordinary drink will promote industry will ensure frugality increase the com forts of life aid the cause of virtue and religion add to those intellectual riches that wealth can never buy and moro than any other measure, promote prosperity. With such convictions we approach your honorable body, with tho most intense anx. icly, praying that you will examine the subject with all that care and attention de manded by the magnitudo of the object, and that you may be led to such a result as will bo glorious to you, and full of benefit to our common country. On mnntion of Mr. II. Hickok, it was Resolved, that the committees aonointed to draft said memorial, bo requested to cause one huddrcd copies of said memorial to be printed, and circulated for signatures in the several towns of Chittenden County. Mr, Noble introduced the followins reso lutions. Resolved, that the aforesaid committee procure agents to attend at MontDolicr during the next session of tho legislature, to advocate tho principles and objects, eta ted and prayed for in said memorials, before uch committees as shall be appointed bv tho Legislature to consider tho same. Resolved, that the Executive Committee of i lie State Temperance Society, be re- quested to invito iho senators anil members nt Congress nf this slato, the judges of i lie Siiuiprcme Court, and other distinguished temperance advocates, to attend at Mont pelior, at tho next session of the legislature of this state, beforu such committee or committees as shall be appointed to consider and report on temperance memorials: to advocate the principles and prayers in said memorials contained. Which resolutions were adopted, On motion of Mr Converse tho nicotine adjourned to Friday evening next. JAMES DEAN, Chairman. WM. WESTON, Secretary, AUTUMN. riiere h n fearful spirit busy now ; . V lve 11,0 elements iinlnrieu 1 ww banner .n .i D . ,t.i . The cloud comes ; iho fierce winds begin to blow ,u"'y on (heir errands eo ; Ami (iiiicMv wilt ii, ,u ,,i I..,.., i, i,ri.i From ihcir dry bough,,, and all iho forest world, stripped of us pride, be like a desert show. mvo win moaning music which I hear In llic hlcah ensia nf A,,,....... r... .1.- Seems MilieriiiR tidings hom another sphere, V. , 1 " ' '"J".11-""" yinpaihy, Nun a hounding spirit cobs and swells more high, Accordant to the billow's loftier toll. Again has the revolution of iho seasons brought U3 10 lIiat Prid of the year which is pecui'iLlr-'y tllc time of thought, and of gratitude, li.o Creator has so har monized natural objects and seasons with the revelations he has vouchsafed of the principles of truo roligion, that naturo and revelation mutually support and sustain each other. Tho objects which greet our senses aro types of the truths which religion offers to tho mind. The thinking being needs no other conformation than Naturn generally spreads beforo him of the truth of religion, and tho immortallity of tho soul. In support of the belief that tho spirit of man has an otcrnal existence, wc havo the truth in naturo that matter can never bo annihilated. Tho most that chanco and change can do toward its de struction is to chango its form. Though in one shapo it appears to vanish beforo us, it is only again to present itself in a new FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1838. and more beautiful formation tho same ingredients the same atoms reunited and moro perfect. Shall wo say then that the soul, tho reason, tho intcligcnco of man- call it by what term wo please is less than matter? Arc tho senseless and inaniinato objects wo meet endued with an eternity of existence which tho soul is denied? Arc our very bodies tho earthly temples of superior naturo to tho spirit which inhabits them? Rcason--tho boasted champion of those who would bo wise abovo what is written, revolts ot eucIi a degrading idea -a thought full of ingratitude to Omnipo tence, nnd n doubting of his wisdom. As there is an autumn to tho year so to each man's life, who is not cut down nt midsummer or in the spring timo of his ex ietonce, there is 0 timo, when his only joy is in retrospection, or in the enjoyment of tho present fruits of past labor or industry. I he autumn of life answers to tho Fall of tho year. Its winter is death and beyond that death the Christian believes that there is another Spring the advent of a life eternal. Happy aro thoso whose autumn is Iho fruition of early promise. Wo have this season abundant reason to bo grateful for the bounties of n kind Provi dence. Not only arc crops abundant the fruits which minister to our enjoyment, as well as the more solid food upon which wo depend for support: but universal health enables those for whom these blessing arc intended to partake of them in joy and thankfulness. At no period for many a year have so many happp circumstances combined to bless us as at the present. Let us then, while we rejoice, remember the Giver, BLACK, WHITE, AND BROWN. FROM HOOD'S OWN. All at once Miss Morbid left off sugar. She did not resign it as some persons lay down Ihoir carrintm. iho r,,n i..i:,..i family-conch dwindling ito a chariot, next into n fly, and then intn n smUn n,ni. She did not shade it off artisticilly, like certain household economists, from white to whitcy brown, brown, dark-brown, and so on, to none nt all. She loft it off, ns one might leave off walking on tho top of a house, or on a slide, or on a plank with a further end to it, that is lo sav. nlnnilnoli nil at once, without a moment's warning. She gave it up, to speak opproprialclv, in tho lump. She dropped it, ns Corporal Trim let fall his hat, dab. It vanished, as the French say, tool sweet. From the 30th of November, 1830. not an ounce or sugar, to use Miss Morbid's expression, The truth was she had hnnn nrnsnnt ll,n dny beforo at an Anti-slnvn irn,u,. and had listened to a lecturing Abolitionist.' who had drawn her sweet tooth, root and branch, out of her head. Tlienrnfnnli sugar, or as she called it, "shinnier." was no longer white, nr brown, in but red, blood red nn nbomination, to iiiouigo in which would convert a profes sing Christian into a nrariicil Accordingly she made n vow under the iniitienco nt inmst eves and roilnnd fonlina that the sanguinary article should' novVr more enter her lips or her house; and this prcuy parody ot tho famous Berlin Decree against our Colonial nrodueo wn riniiliu enforced. However others miirht Mimin. nance the practice of the Slaveowners bv consuming "shuggor," she was resolved for ner own part, that "no sufforintr Enhln nn of Africa should ever riso up against her out of a cup of Tea !" D In the mean time, tho cook nnd im.un. maid grumbled in concert nt the prohibi Hon; they naturally thought it very hard to be deprived of a luxury which they enjoyed at their own nronor pnt f at last only consented to remain in the service, 011 condition that the privation should be handsomely considered in their wages. With the hope of beinir similnrlu remembered in her will, the nnnr rnlntinno of Miss Morbid continued to drink the "warm without," which she ndminiinrn,i to them every Sunday, under tho name of tea; and Hogarth would have desired no better subject for a picture than was pros sontcd by their nhvsioirnominH. Snmo pursed up their lips, ns if resolved that tho nauseous beveraco should novor nninr them; others compressed their mouths, ns if to prevent it from running out again. Ono took it mincingly, in sips, nnot her gulped it down in desperation. a third, in a fit of abscenco, continued to stir vnrv superfluously with his spoon; and thoro was one siircwd old gentleman, who by a little dexterous by-play, used to bestow the favor of his small souchong on a sick gera nium. Now and then an astonished stran ger would retain a half cupful of the black dose in his mouth, and etnro round at his fellow guests, as if tacitly putting to them tho vory question of Matthew's Yorkshire man in tho mail coach" Company ! oop or doon ?" Tho greatest sufferers, however, were Miss Morbid's two nephews, still in tho morning of ihoir youth, and boy. like, far more inclined to 'Jsip the sweets'" than to "hail tho dawn." They had formorly looked on their Aunt's house as peculiarly a Dulco Domum. Prior to her sudden conversion she had been famous for tliu manufacture of n sort of hard cako, com monly called Toffy or Toffy, but now. alas! "Taffy wos not nt homo," and there was nothing olso to invito a call. Currant tart is (art indeed without sugar; and as for tho green gooseberries, they always msicu, as mu young gentlemen affirmed, "iikc a quart or oerrics sharpened to n pint." In short, it always required six pennyworth of lollipops and bullscycs, a lick of Innoy. a dip of treacle, nnd a pick nt a grocer's hogshead, to sweeten a visit to Aunt Morbid's. To to I the truth, her own temper soured s little Jnder the prohibition. She could not ponuado tho Sugar-enters that they woro Vimpyrcs; instead of practising or even admiring her self-denial, they laughed at it; aid ono wicked wag even compared her, in illusion to her acerbity and her pri vnlion, io a crab without the nippers. She persevoicd, notwithstanding, in her system; and to the constancy of a niartvr. added somethirg of the wilfulness of n' bigot ; indeed, it was hinted by patrons nnd pat ronesses of whito charities;, that European objects had not their fair share in her benevolence. She was pre-eminently the friend of the blacks. Howboit. for nil linr sacrifices, not a lash was averted from their sablo backs, oho had raised discontent in the kitchen, she had disgusted her acquain. tancc, sickened her friends, and rHvon hnr own dear little nephews the stoninch-ochc, wiinoui saving uasiiy irom one cut of tho driver's whip, or diverting a single kick from the shins of Sambo. Her grocer complained loudly of being called a dealer in human gore, yet not one hogshead the less was imported from tho Plantations. By an error common to all her class, she mistook r. negative for a positive principle; and persuaded herself that by not preser ving uatnsons, sue preserved the Niggers; that by not sweetening her own cup, she was dulcifying tho lot of all her sable brethren in bondage. She persevered ac cordingly, in setting her face against sugar instead of slavery ; against the plant In stead of tho planter; nnd had actually ohstnineci for six months from the forbid den article, when a circumstance occurred that reused her sympathies into more active exerlious, It pleased an American lady to impori wnn ner a DiacK temalo servant, whom sho rather abruptly dismissed, on her arrival ia England. Tho case was considered by the Hamplishiro Telegraph of that day, as ono of great hardship : the paragraph went tho round of the tinners and in due timoattracted the notice of Miss Morbid. It was precisely addressed to her sensioimics, and there was a "Trv War rcn" tone about it that proved irresistible Sho read and wrote, and in the course of one little week, her domestic establish ment was maliciously, but truly described. as consisting 01 "two white Slaves nnd black Companion." Tho adopted protoccc was, in rcalitv. strapping clumsy Negress, as ugly ns sin, and with no other merit than that of bnincr ot the so mi color ns the crow. She was artful, sullen, gluttonous, nnd above all so intolerably indolent, that if she had been literally "carved in ebony," as old Fuller says, she could scarcely have been of less service to her protectress. Her notion of t ree Labor seemed to translate it into lazi lies?, anil taking liberties; and, as she seriously added to tho work of her follow servants, wiinnur. nt a contributing in their comfort, they soon looked upon her as n compltte nuisance. The houscmnid dubbed her "a Divil," the conk roundly compared her lo "inischivus bea-f, as runs out on a herd o' black cnltle ;" and both concurred in the policy of loving all house. hold sins upon the sooty shoulders iust as siauerns select a color that hides the dirt. It is certain that shortly nftcr tho insial ment of the negress in the family a moral uiseaso broKc out with considerable vio lence, and justly or not, the odium was attributed lo the new comer. Its name was theft. First, there was a shilling short in some loose change next, n mission hall crown Irom the innntle-piecc then there was 0 stir with a tea-spoon anon, 0 piece nf work about n thimble. Things went, nnbfidy knew how tho "Divil" of course excepted. The Cook could, the Housemaid would, and Dinna should, and ought to take an oath dcclarntorv of inno cence, before the mayor; but as Diana did not volunteer an allidavit like tho other there was no doubt of her guilt in the kitchen. niiis tuoroiu, nowevcr, came to very different conclusion. She thought that whites who could eat sugar, were" capable of any atrocity, nnd had not forgotten the stand which had been mado by tho "pale laces," in lavor ot tho obnoxious article. The cook especially incurred suspicion; for site had been notorious aforetime for a lavish hand in sweetening, and was accord, ingly quite equal to the double turpitude of stealing and bearing false witness. In fact the mistress had nrrived at the determina tion of giving both her white hiMsics their month's warning, when unexpectedly the thief was taken, as thn lawyers say, "in tho manner," and with the goods upon the person. In a word, tho ungrateful black was delected in tho very uct of levying what might bo called her "Black Mail." Tho horror of Emilia, on discovering that the Moor had murdered her mistress was scarcely greater than that of Miss Morbid! She hardly, sho said, believed her own senses. You might have knocked her down with n feather! She did not know whether sho bioml on her head or heels. She was rooted to the spot ! and her hair, if it had been her own, would have stood upright upon her head ! Thoro was no doubt in thu case. Sho saw tho transfer of a portion of lier own bonk stock, from her escritoire into tho righUiand pocket of her protegee she heard it chink as it dropped downwards, sho was petri fied ! dumbfound ! thuiidorbolted ! "an nihiloled !" Sho was as while as n sheet, but ho felt as if all the blacks in tho world hod just blown in her face. Iler first impulse wns to rush upon tho robber, and insist on restitution her second was to eit down and weep, and her third was to talk. The opening ns usuui was n mere torrent ot ejaculations intermixed with vituperation but she gradually loll into n lecture with many hoods. First sho described nil sho had uono for the Blocks, and then, alas! all iiio uiacKs nod done tor her. Next sho insisted on the enormity of the crime, nnd, anon ns she enlarged on tho naturo of its punishment. It, wns hero that she was most eloquent. Sho traced tho course of numan lustier, from dotocl ion tnr.nnvir.tinn. and thence to execution, liberally throwing dissection into the bargain ; nnd then de scending with Danto into the unmanliona. bio regions, she painted its terrors and tor tures with oil the circumstantial fidelity thot certain very Old Masters havo dis played on the eaino subject. "And now, you black wretch," she con-, eluded, having just given Iho finishing touch to a portrait of Satan himself ; "and now, you black wretch. I insist on knowing what I was robbed for. Como tell me what tempted you! I'm determined to hoar it ? I insist, I say, on knowing what watto bo dono with the wages of iniquity!" She insisted, however, in vain. The black wretch hod seriously inclined her car to the whole lecture, grinning and blubbering by turns. Tho Judge with his black cap, the Counsel nnd their wigs, the twelve men in a box, and Jack Ketch him. self whom she associated with that pleas ant West Indian personage, John Canoe nau amused, nny tickled her fancy; the press-room, tho irons, tlio rope, nnd the Ordinary, whom sho mistook for an over seer, had raised her curiosity, and excited her fears; but tho spiritualities without any reference lo Obcah had simply mysti ficd and disgusted her, and she was now in a fit of the sulks. Her mistress, however, persisted in her question ; and not the less pertinaciously, perhaps, from expecting a new peg whereon to hang a fresh lecture. Sho was determined to learn the destination of the stolon money; and by dint of insis ting, cajoling, and! above all, threatening for instance, with the whole Posse Com itatis sho finally carried her point. "Cus, him money! Hero's a fuss!" ex claimed tlio culprit, quito worn out nt lost by the persecution. "Cus him money ! hercs a fuss! What mo 'teal him for? What mo do wid him ? What any body 'teal him for ? Why, for sure, lo buy su. gar ."' From the Boston Atlas, THE MAINE ELECTION CAUSES OF OUR DEFEAT THE LESSON WHICH IT TEACHES. The Maine brigade of the Whig army is totally routed, and well nigh cut to pieces; not however through nny fault of its own. Our friends in that State have struggled manfully. They have thrown some "forty thousand votes, all which thev ever expect, cd or promised to throw. The numbers mustered by the loco Tocos have exceeded all calculation, and have turned the scale against us. The enquiry is every whore made, how bos this happeued ? What has caused this disastrous result? The cause is obvious ; nnd the consequence has been inevitable. The Tory pony, for some ten or twelve long years, by a culpable negligence nnd folly on the part of its opponents, hag been suffered to assume and to use, the name nnd litlo nf the Democratic party. The Tories have been allowed to hold them selves out as (he exclusive and peculiar friends of tho people, and of popular rights ; and (Ins idea, industriously inculcated for so long a timo, it is not easy suddenly to eradicate. Thoso may sneer who choose ot appeals to popular sympathies, and to the popular imagination, but it is only by means like these, that masses of men, wherher great or small, are ever brought 10 act together; and in our opinion tho feelings and sympathies, or if you will, tho passions and prejudices of the many, are quite as icspcctable, and quite as wor thy of being courted and humored, as the feelings and sympathies, the passions and prejudices of the few. At all events, our government is n purely popular govern ment; nnd in the long run those will nl ways have the ascendancy in it, who take the most pains to secure the favor nnd good will, and to gain tho ear, of the people. Those who would havo yotes must descend into the forum and take the voters by the hand; and if tho virtuous, the natrioiie. tho well informed neglect, by proper attentions, to gain tho popular ear, and the ear of tho people is to be gained by tho very same kindness, and comuhauen. as tho car of nu individual, they may be vory certnin that it will be surrendeicd" up, for somebody will always havo it, to corrupt, unprincipled, and self-seeking dem agosues. Wu do not design in tho abovo remarks to cast any reflection upon the conduct or management of thu Whigs of Mninn I lioy seem, with perhaps some individual exceptions, to hovo understood nrf,fi li the soundness of the above d'Sjuinu, nnd to nave acted accordingly. Uut it was not possible in a sinclo vo'ar. to cnuntcrnet ot. tnchmenls, or lo dispol illusions, which had been n dozen years growing, and thn entire power uf which was d'jeutly bro't to bear on thu Into ulcctior Iho nbovo is 0 true and candid tion of the real and substantial eaiise of our defeat in Maine. Other causes will doubt. Icps bo nllodi'ed, and no doubt had 11 rip. tnin influence but tho real and tubstauliol ciuso remains us nbovo stated. bo much for tho causa of our dolont. nnd now lor its effects. We tiro by no moans willing to lose thu slulo of Maim., hut wo do not nt nil opprehend any s orious disaster from thu loss. Indeed, if the lcson which it affords in bo properly improved, tho ad vantages wu may gnin frmn it. will have boon cheaply purchnsed by the loss ol ten electoral voleu. As to tho effect of the VOL. XII--Vo. 588 result ,n Maine upon tho election in othor states, that is n rncro bngntcllc. Evory Btoto stands upon its own bottom s and ex cept m very extraordinary coses indeed, tho result in ono, has but a trifling influcnco upon the result in another. What then, is tho lesson which tho Alamo election tenches? It is tho lesson embodied in tho foregoing preliminary ob servations, viz. tho absolute necessity, if wo would secure the ultimato triumph of the Whig pari v of consulting am! viMdinw to popular indications, and to popular pref erences and prejudices. In ono word, of selecting that man for our presidential can didate, who can bring into the contest tho greatest canital in nnniilnpin- smallest drawback of popular dishko. ""1 avail an other qualifications under licnvcn, if tho candidate bo not popular? I opularitv is in nolu IPS ttinl vnru mnniU r f chanty, which covers a multitude of sins; it is to a candidate for office what good for tuno is io a ceneral! nlmmeilu xnn.iiU.n.i nnd as relates to tho individual, perhaps nn ' "lul" uul as regards tho general or the candidate, an indispensable qualification as necessary to him, ns hands aro to a workman, or feet to a runner. Let us f-pcok plainly. for Ihn limn hna conic ond wc should fail in our duty to tho tu w " vc ncK'ecicd to improvo it. Mr. Clay We have PVnr rnrrnnlo,! .. . able, honorable, upright 'nnd patriotic statesman, a warm hearted and high mind- ..,,.. ,vu supported turn once for the I residency and would do so again, wero wc not in so doing, almost certain of defeat, but Mr. Clay is deficient in popularity. He has been upon the public stngo somo fivo and twenty years, and his candid, and some times incoiisidcralo course, has often laid htm bare to the attacks of his enemies. I rejudiccs against him, of different sorts, most unjust and unfounded, n9 wc believe, have been, by the diligent efforts of his ad versaries, so ingrained into the popular mind, in every part of the country, that nothing can eradicate them. The ardor with which ho sustains those opinions and measures which ho has adopted, if it has made warm friends, has mode hot enemies and every body knows how quickly friend ship grows cold and benefits ore fo"rgotten, while enmity heats by delay, and injuries, or imagined injuries, rankle deeper and deeper into the heart. Mr. Clay's influence failed to sustain J. Q. Adams in the presi dential chair. With all the efforts made lo elect Air. Clay himself in 1832, he sue ceeded in obtaining only forly.nine eleclo ral votes; and in the election of J83G, him self and his friends were so well satisfied of his deficiency in popular favor, that they did not attempt to run him nt all. Is not this decisivo evidence as to Mr. Clay'e popularity? With respect to Mr. is not necessary for us to dwell a moment upon our admiration of his talents, nnd our con fidence in his wisdom and virtue. In this respect wo do but sympathise with tin. great mas3of our fellow-citizens ofMassa chuscttB. and with large numbers of tho uusi iiiiormca, and most enlightened of tho people, all over the Union. Uut Mr. Web. stor is equally deficient with Mr. r.Ux, ho CMcniial requisite of popularity; and Hue Mr. Clay, he is obnoxious to a loree number of inveterate prejudices, which have been for years zealously nursed ond fostered, by the diligent envy and hatred of those, who did not daro to ossnil him in any other way. The result of tho loin I residential election, joined to more recent indications, furnish conclusi Vf nviilnnxn in our inmds, that Mr. Webainr i nm available candidate. Ihere remains then only General ITsrri. son,-a man, who, if his career has not been so brilliant 03 that of tho two states, mar, above named, has vet n-ivon nvidnn- ..1 ml-uu 1,1 uurarinios, ns the represen tative of the United Slates in n fnmi Stales in n fnrpinn coun'ry, ns the G .vcrnor for many vearsl.f . ,' .... 1 ummry, wnicn now includes within its limits Jive great slates, as United States Senator fur Ohio, and in other humbler, but not less rcsoonsiblc, ofliccs, of capacity, integrity, sound sense nnd genuine patriotism; ond who possesses above nil, that essential requisite, of which vo ere iu search, to wit, the favor and good will of the mass of tho people, in other words, popularity. It was with the best reasons, that Gon. Harrison declared in his speech ot Rnvennn, extracts from which were published in this paper of August 3d, that "it was tho voict nf the people which induced him to change the peaceful, and to him most delighttul occupation of tho husbandman, for tho Iron, bios anil mortifications incident to the situ, otion in which he now stood. It was the same voice that hod again elevated him lo an equality in claims tor the most exalted office, not only in this nation but in tlio world, with the two most distinguished cit izens of our country," and he added, wilh n proper and becoming prido, "that however willing ho might be, as an individual, to acknowledge their superior attainments in the science ol government, ho could not and would not bring himself to a level be low that upon which so ninny honest, intel ligent nnd patriotic citizens had placed htm." If ho should bo obliged to etato hi own prolcnsions, he could only claim tho merit of being if not "on equal" on "older" statesman, always tho ardent supporter of iho rights of the people in the councils of iho nation; mid in the field, their faithful and devoted soldier." General Harrison, nt n moment of disar ray, in the very heat of iho lat Prcsidcn. liol contest, without previous preparation or concert, was dragged, almost !, ,, 0 ueld, ond 0 tlm astonishment of every body besides almost rovo'utioi.izing Pcnnsvlva. nm. nnd laying (IC foundation 0f the pres. cut whig strength in that Slate, ho sue ecedi'd m oblniiiing seventy three electoral votes, and that 100, nm withstanding thu iScc Fourth Page.

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