Newspaper of The New York Herald, June 17, 1848, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated June 17, 1848 Page 1
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T H Whole No. 51?7, MAJOR GEN. TAYLOR'S LETTERS ON FOLXTXCAX. SUBJECTS CONTAINING THE PLATFORM OF THK NEW POLITICAL PARTY. TO Tilt HOT, IIK*Rr CLAV. HEADQUARTER*, ARMr OK OCCUPATION, ^ Auka Nueva, Mexico, March 1, 1847. i Mr Dear Sir?You will no doubt have received. Defore this can reach you, tho deeply distressing intelligence of the death of your sou in tho battle of Buena Vista. It is with no wish of intruding upon the sane tuury of parental sorrow, aud with no hope of administering any consolation to your wounded heart, that 1 have taken the liberty of addressing you these few lines: but 1 have felt it a duty which 1 owe to the memory of the distinguished dead, to pay a willing tribute to his many excellent qualities, aud while my fuelings are still fresh, to express the desolation which his untimely loss and thut of other kiudred spirits lius occasioned. I had but a casual acquaintance with your son until he became a member of my military family, and I can truly say that no one ever won more rapidly upon my regard, or established a more lasting claim to my respect and esteem. Manly and honorable in every impuli-e. with no feeling but for the honor of the sorvicu and of the couutry. he gave every assurance that in the hour of ueed 1 could lean with confidence upon his support. Nor was I disappointed. Under the guidance of himself and the lamentod McKeo, gallantly did the sous of Kentucky, in the thickest of the strife, uphold the honor of the State and the country. A grateful people will do justice to the memory of those who fell ou that eventful day. But I may bo permitted to express the bereavemeut which 1 feel in the loss of valued friends. To your son I felt bound by the strougest ties of private regard, and when 1 miss his familiar face, and those of McKee and Hardin. I can say with truth, tlmt I feel no exultation in our suocess. With the expression of my deepest and most heartfelt sympathies for your irreparable loss. I remain Your friend, TAYLOR. Hon. Henry Clay, New Orleans, La. TO TIIF. HOT. WM. L. MARCY. Headquarters ok the Aumv of Occupation, ) Aoua Nveva, March 3d. 1847. J 1 have had the honor to receive your communication of January 27th, enclosing a newspaper slip, and expressing the regret of the department that the letter copied in that slip, and which was addressed by myself to Msjor General Gaines, should have been published. Although your letter does not convey the direct censure of the Department and the President: yet. when it was taken in connection with the revival of tliu paragraph iu the regulations of 1825. touching tho publication of private letters concerning operations in the field, I am not permitted to doubt that I i,?l,nf L>?.i; 1... 1/1 l-.Cl.U.lli; UIKIipfllUUIlUIIU To any expression of it, coming from tho authority of tho President, I am bound by my duty, and by my respect for bin high office, patiently to submit; but lest my silence should be eonstrued into a tacit admission of the grounds and conclusions sot forth in your communication, I deem it a duty which I owe to myself, to submit a few remarks in reply. I shall be pardoned for speaking plainly. In the first place, the published letter bears upon its faco tho most conclusive evidence that it was intended only for private perusal, and not at all for publication. It was published without my knowledge, and contrary to my wishes. Surely I need not say that I am not in the habit of writing for the newspapers. The letter was a famlliarone. written to an old military friend, with wham f lmve been lor many years interchanging opinions on professional subjects. That he should think proper, tinder any circumstances, to publish it, could not have been foreseen by me. In the absence of proof, that the publication was made without niy'authority or knowledge. I may be poruiittcd to say. the quotation in your letter of the fifiOth paragraph of the superseded regulations of 1825, in which the terms ''mischievous and disgraceful" are employed t<- characterise certain letters or reports, conveys, though not openly, a measure of rebuke, which, to say the least, is rather harsh, and which I may think not warranted by tho premises. Again. I have examined the letter in question, and I do not that it is obnoxious to the objections urged in your communication. I see nothing in it. which, under the sameciscumstancos, I would not write again. To suppose that it will give the enemy valua ble information touching our posts or respective line of operations, is to know very little of the Mexican sources of information, or of their ex1 raordinary sagacity and facilities in keeping constantly apprised of our movements. As to my particular views in regard to the general policy to bo pursued towards Mexico. I perceive from the public journals lhat they are shared by maay distinguished statesmen; also, in part, by conspicuous officers of the navy, the publication of whose opinions is not. perhaps, obstructed by any regulations of the department It is difficult, then, to imagine how the diffusion of mine can render any peculiar aid to the enemy, or specially disincline him to enter into negotiations for peace. In conclu-ioo I would say. that it has given me great psin to be brought into the position which I now find myself in regard to the department of war and tho government. It has not been of my owu seeking. To the extent of my abilities and the meaus placed at my disposal. I have sought faithfully to serve the country, by carrying out the rules and instructions of the elective; but it cannot be concealed, that since the capi tulaMon of Monterey, the confidence of ths department. nnd I too much fear, of the President, has been gradually withdrawing, and my consideratiou nnd usefulness correspondiugly diminished. The apparent determination of the department to place me in an attitude autagonistieiil to the government, has an apt illustration in the w. 11 known fable of Aosop. I ask no favor and 1 shrink from no responsibility, while entrusted with the command in this quarter, i Hhall continue to devote all my energies to the public good, looking for my reward to the consciousness of pure motives, and to the final verdiot of impartial history I um. sir. your verv ob't. servant. 7. TAYLOR. Major General U. S. A. Commanding. For Hon. W. L. Marty. Secretary of War. Washington D C. to a kativk american. II K Aoqi'ARTF.Rs. ARMY OF OrClTATION, ) Camp near Monterey. Mexico, > April 28th. 1847. ) Sir ? \ our letter under date of the lfith of March has been duly received. To the inquiry as to whether I am disposed to accept the nomination of President of the United States, if teudered to me from the Native American Convention. I would most respectfully reply, and with full appreciation of the kind fueling which dictated the mention of my name in connection with the dignity and honor of so high an office, that, even if an aspirant for the Presidential office, (which is not the case ) I could not. while the country is involved in war. and while my duty calls mo to take part in the operations against the enemy, acknowledge any ambition beyond that of bestowing all my best exertions towards obtaining an adjustment of our difficulties with Mexion I hnvfl t ho hfinnf tn r<?mnin ilnni* nip Your most obedient serv't, Z. TAYLOR. Major Gen. U. .S A. to ti1e 110*. levi lirc01.*. Hr.AnqrARTr.sf. Army or Occrr*Tio*. 1 Camp near Monterey. Mexico, ; May 8. 1847. ) Sir?Your letter of tho 4th ult.. in relation to the remits n? anil effects of your much lamented son, ("aptaln George Lincoln, has safely reached ino. 1 ben leave to offer my heartfelt sympathies with you In the death of this accomplished Ker>C1itmtvn. inhisfallyou hare been bereaved of a son of whom you might be justly proud, while the army has lost olio of its most gallant soldiers. It is hoped, however, that your deep jrrief will he assuaged in some degree in the proud reflection that he Ml nobly upon the field of battle. whi> gallantly discharging the duties of his profession I learn from inquiry, that the body of your son was carefully removed from the field immediately after his death, and it. was decently interred by itself; its identify is. therefore, a matter of certainty. His effects are under*to >d to have been collected with due care, and are now under the direction of Gen. Wool. I shall tnke an early occasion to convey your wishes on this subject to til t officer, with the request that he wdl be kind enough to put the remains and effects. carefully prepared tor trftnnportnllon. In route for New York or Ilo*tnn. by the first safe opportunity, and that he will give you. at the same time, dun notice thereof. I am. pir, with great, respect, 7. TAYLOR, Maj. Oen. U. S. Army. Oct Levi Lincoln. Worceetcr. Maaa. to r.niTon taylor. H*.toni'*a run Ahmt or Occrranoiv, ^ Camp near Monterey. May 18. 1847. \ Sia ?I have the honor to neknowledge the receipt of your letter with the eneloaure of your uditarial, extracted from tlio Signal of the 13th Apr I. At thin time, my public dutiea command ?o fully my attention, that it In itnpoKaihle to answer your letter in the terms demanded by Ita courtesy. and the iinportanee of the aentimenta to whleh it alludea; neither, indeed. have I the time, should I feel mysatf at liberty. to enter into the few and most general subjects of public policy siiccested by the article in question. My own peraonnl vlawa were better withheld till the end of tho war. when my usefulness aa a mililary chief, pervlng in tIo> field against the comnion enemy, shall no longer be compromised by their cxpresalon or discussion Id any matter. From ninny sources I hare been addressed on the anhjoet of the Presidency ; and I do violence neither to mvs. If. nor to my position n? an officer of the army, by acknowledging to you. as I have done to all who have alluded to the use of my name In this exalted connexion. that my eerviecs are aver at the will ami call of the country and that I am not. prepared to say that J shall refuse if the country rails me to the Presidential office, but that I can and shall yield to no call that, does not come from the spontaneous action and free will of the nation at large, and void of the slightest agency of mv own For the high honor and responsibilities ot such an office I take occasion to say, I havo not the slightest aspiration : a much more tranquil and satisfactory life, after the termination of my present duties, awaits mo, I tmsf, in the soolety of my family and particular friends, and Id the occupations most copgenlal to my 1?? Wjll!.-) E NE NE wishes III nu CiuctD 1 permit myself tobe the candidate of any party, or yield myself to party schemes With there remarks, I trust you will pardon me for thus brieily replying to you. which I do with a high opinion and approval of the sentiments and views embraced in wur editorial. With mfoy wishes for your prosperity in life, and great usefiness in the sphere in which your talents ana exeruaaa are emonrKeu, i beg to acxnowieuge myself. Most truly ami respectfully, Your obedient servant, Z. TAYLOR, Maj. Oe?er#l U. S. Army. Jas.^V. Tatloii, Esq., Cincinnati. O. TO MK. tlltvuil dei.ONEV. Camp hear Monterey, Mexico, June 9,1847. i Dear Sim?Your letter of the 15th ult., from Clinton, La., has iust reached me, In which you are pleased to say, >l the signs of the times relative to the next Presidency, and the'prominent position of your name in connection with it. fa a sufficient excuse for the letter." That "it Is a happy feature in our governmant that official functionaries under it. from the lev- st to the highest station, are not beyond the reach arid partial supervision of the humblest citizen, and t hat it is a right inherent in every freeman to posses himself of the political principles and opinions of those into whose hands the administration of the government may be placed," Sic., to all of which I fully coincide with you in opinion. Asking my views on several subjects, " First?As to the justice and the necessity of this war with Mexico on our part. Second?As te the necessity of a national bank, and the power of Congress for creating such an institution. Third?As to the effects of a high protective tariff, and the right of Congress under the Constitution to create such n system of revenue." As regards the first interrogatory, my duties and the position I occupy, I do not consider it would be proper in me to give any opinion in regard to the same , as a citizen, and particularly as a soldier, it is sufficient for me to know that our country is at war with a foreign uution, to do all in my power to bring it to a speedy and honorable termination, by the moBt vigorous and energetic operations, without inquiring about its justice. or anything else coniiocted with it; believing, as I do, it is our wisest policy to be at peace with all the world, as long a* it can bo done without endangering the honor and interests of the country. As regards the second and third inquiries, i am not prepared to answer them, i could only do so after duly investigating those subjects, which i cannot now do ; my whole time being fully oucupiod in attending to my proper official duties, which must not be neglected under any circumstances: and I must say to you in substance what I havo said to others in regard te similar matters, that I am no politician. Nearly forty years of my life have been passed in the publio service, in the army, most of the time in the field, the camp, on our western frontier, or in the Indian country; and for nearly the two last, in this or Texas, during which time I have not passed one night under the roof of a house. As regards being a candidate tor the l'rcsidencv at the cominir election. I have j no aspiration* in that way, and regret the subject hue been agitated at thin early day, and that it had not been deferred until the close of this war.'or until the "cud of the next session of Congress, especially if I am to be mixed up with it, as it is possible it may lead to the injury of the public service in this quarter, by my operations being embarrassed, as well as produce much excitement in the countiy growing out of the discussion of the merits. Ac. of the different aspirants for thst high office, which might hare been very much allayed, if not prevented, had the subject been deferred, as I suggested; besides, very many changes may take place between now and 1848. so much so, as to make it desirable for the interest of the country, that some other individual than myself, better qualified for the situation, should be selected; and could he bu elected, I would not only aoquiesse in such arrangement, but would rejoice that the republic had one citizen, and no doubt thera are thousands, more deserving than 1 am, aud better qualified to discharge the duties of said office. If I have beeu named by others and considered a candidate for the Presidency, it has been by no agency of mine in the matter; and if the good people think my services important in that station and elect me. I will feel bound to serve them, and ail the pledges and explanations 1 can enter into and make, as regards this or that policy, is. that 1 will do so honestly and faithfully to the best of my abilities, strictly ill conformance with the constitution. Should I ever occupy the White House, it must bo by the spontaneous move of the people, aud by no act of mine so that I could go into the office untrammelled, and be the chief magistrate of the nation, and not of a party. But should they, the people, change their views and opinions between this aud the time of holding the election, and cast their votes for the Presidency for some one else. 1 will not complain. With considerations of respect, I remain your obedient servant. /. TAYLOR. Mr. Edward Dklony. P. S?1 write in great haste and under constant interruption. TO DR. JOHN T. (*LARKS. HcanqrAR-rcRi Army or Occi'vation. ) Camp near Monterey. Mexico. June 21. 1847. } Sir : I hare the honor to acknowledge, with sentiments of high gratification, the receipt of a copy of the resolutions recently adopted at a meeting of the democratic whigs of the county of Mercer. N. J. My thauks are specially due to my friends of the State of New Jersey, for their flattering expression of approval and esteem, and which 1 can assure them is as truly reciprocated. I pmhruf H thin to PAmiplf that if th? nannln of the country desire to place me in the high office of the Chief Magistracy, I do not feel myself at liberty to refuse; but, on the contrary, in that position, as well as one more humble, it will ever he my pride and constant endeavor to serve my country with all the ability I possess. Please convey these my thnnks and brief acknowledgments to the citizens of the connty of Morcer. 1 wish them and yourself much prosperity and happiness. With great respect. I remain your obedient servaut. Z. TtYLOlt, Mnj Oon. U. S. Army. Dr. Joiin T. Claris:. Secretary Publie Meeting at Trenton, N. J. TO crn. 1'F.TER sken smith. Head Quarters Army of Oucupstion,) July 'i, 1MT. ^ * * * I can only say with all cand"", tuat if elected to that office it must be by the spontaneous will of the people at large, and witbeut agency or pledge on my part in any particular. If I ever All thai high office it must be untrammelled with party obligat ions or interests of any kind, and under nonu but thie o which the Constitution and tho high interests of 'He nation at large most seriously and solemnly demand. I do not desire the Presidency, and only yield thus far my assent, to be considered a candidate in the same proportion in which It is desired by the people. irrespective of party Z. TAYLOR. (Sen. Peter She* Smith, Philadelphia. to j. a. niRRCr, Esq. Headquarters Army of Occupation, | Camp near Monterey, July 13, 1847. ,' Sir : I had the honor to receive your letter submitting on the part of tho nominating committee of the Native American convention, the request to bo Informed of my views relating to several points of national nuu itmueu iiy iu? uouy ui ntum Amcriciias ui our country. Limited leisure from my public duties constrains me to reply In Tory general and brief terms, that to the points cited tn your letter, I do not feel myself at liberty to express my frank opinion. My willingness to yield to the wishes of the people at large, aud to serve them in the office of the Chief Magistracy, should they fully and unanimously place Its weighty responsibilities upon me. has been more than once expressed, but I am not willing to be the candidate of any party, to pledge myself to any political creed save that which proceeds directly from the Constitution, and the best and paramount interests of the eonntrv, and which they solemnly demand. If elected to the Presidential office it must be without auy agency of my own. (it will bo at variance with my most cherished aspirations.) and to those duties I must go untrammelled by party pledges of every character. Should the people nominate and elect (and there Is ample space for this, previous to the time of the election) some one of the gifted statesmen of the country to represent its highest interests, I should hail the measure with joy. With sentiments of highest respect. I have the honor to subscribe myself your most obedient servant, Z TAYLOR, Maj. Gen. U. S. Army. J. A. Rinsi'v, F.sq , President Native American Convention, Pittsburgh, Pa. TO THT HOIV. J. R . I to s HBO 1,1,. Hr Anqt'arttsi Army or Occitatiow, l Cssrr rear MoRrr.RRv. Mr.viro. > August 3d. 1847. ) T)rar Sir ?1 have the pleasure to acknowledge the receipt of your esteemed letter of the 7th ult . which has just reached me. in whirh you say : ' I had the honor of being called upon last evening to address a mass meeting of the whigs of the city anil county of Philadelphia. At that meeting, your name whs frequently mentioned In connection with the office of chief magistracy. I stated to that meeting, as I had before stated in my place In the House of Representatives at Washington, that you were a whig, not indeed an ultra partisan whig, but a whig in principle." All of which Is entirely correct; and after the discussion which occurred in both Houses of Congress, at the last session, growing out of the capitulation of Monterey, in which discussion you thought, proper to defend my conduct in regard to that transaction, when asssllod somewhat. If not entirely, on rnrtv grounds. I can hardly Imagine how any one who was present and hoard the speeches on that occasion. or read thomaftor they were published, could well mistake tho complexion of my polities. At the last Presidential canvass, it wan well "known to all with whom I mixed, whlgs and democrats?for I had no concealments In the matter?that I was decidedly in favor of Mr Clay's election, and would now prefer seeing him In that office to any individual in the Union. I must say I have no wish fer the Presidency, and cannot consent to be exclusively the candidate of a party ; and If I am one at all. or to be so at the coming , election, it mud be borne In mind that 1 have been or I will be so by others, without any agency of mine in the I matter I ndependont of my wishes. 1 greatly iloulit my qualifications to discharge the duties properly, of an office which was tilled and adorned by a Washington, a I Jefferson, as well as several others of the purest, wisest and most accomplished statesmen and patriots, of this or any other age or country. I almost tremble at the thoughts of the undertaking. Yet if the good people think proper to elevate me. at the proper time, to the bighett office In their gift, I will feel beuud to serve w ro IW YORK. SATURDAY IV them, if not from inclination, from a principle of duty; < and will do *o honestly and faithfully to the beet of iny t ability, in accordaucc with the principles of the con- i stitution. as near as I can do no. as it was construed ,t and acted on by our first Presidents, two of whom, dfc t least, acted so oonspicuous a part in framing and com- "l pleting that instrument, as well as in putting it in ( operation i But very many important changos may take place at I home and abroad, between now and the time for bold- l I ing the election for our next Chief Magistrate ? no * I much no. as to make it desirable for the general good, I that home one with more experience in State affaire. should lie Delected as a candidate, than myself. And c could he be elected. 1 will not Nay I would yield my pre- t tensions, for 1 have not the vauity to believe I have < auy for that distinguished station ; but would ao- , t i|UiuDcc not only with pleasure in such urrangoinent, I but would rejoice that the republic had one citizen ' more worthy and better qualified than I ain, to discharge the important duties appertaining to that pesi- I tion. and no doubt there are thousands. Be this as It may, if 1 ever occupy the White House, it must be by the spontaneous movement of the people, without any action of mine in relation to it ; without plodgos other tliun 1 have previously stuted ; a strict adherenoe to 1 the provisions of the Coustitution. ao 1 could enter on 1 the arduous and responsible duties appertaining to said office, untrammelled ; so that 1 could be the l'resi- 1 dent of the country and not of a party. With considerations of great respect and esteem. 1 am your obedieut servant, 1 (Signed) /. TAYLOR. ' To J. R. Inukiisoli., Esq., Philad. ' to dr. f. 1. hhosion , Heaikjuaiitkks. Armv or Occutatiox, ) Camp, near Monterey, Aug. 10,1817. ) I Si a?your letter of the lTth ultimo, requesting of me { au exposition of my views on the questions of national c policy now at Issue between the political parties of the f Unlted States, has duly reaohed me. I must take occasion to say. that many of my let- f ters, addressed to gantlemen in the United States, in i answer to similar inquiries, have already been made y public, and I had greatly hoped that all persons inte- ( rested had, by this time, obtained from them a sufficiently accurate knowledge of my views and desires,in relation to this subject. As it appears, however, that such is not the case, I deem it proper, in reply to your letter, distinctly to repeat, that I am not before the r people of the United States as a candidate for the next i Presidency. It is my great desire to return, at the i close of this war. to the discharge of those professional duties, and to the enjoyment of those domestic pur- t suits, from which I was called nt its commencement, f and for which my tastes and education best fit me. i 1 deem it but due to candor to state, at the name 1 time, that if 1 were called to the Presidential chair, by t the general voice of the people, without reorard to their c political difference*. I should deem it to be my duty to accept the office. But. while I freely avow my attach- f ment to the administrative policy of our early Presi- j dnnflk. I deaire it to be understood that I caunot sub- i mit. even in thus accepting it, to the exaction of any other pledges, as to the courso I should pursue, than <i that of discharging its functions to the best of my ability. and strictly in accordance with the requirements of the constitution. I have thus given you the circumstances under , which only I can be induced to acocpt the high and responsible office of President of the United States. I 8 uocd hardly add. that I cannot, in any caso. permit , myself to be brought before the people exclusively, by c auy of tho political parties that now so unfortunately divide our country, as their candidate for this office. It affords rae great pleasure, in conclusion, fully to * concur with you in your high and just estimate of the virtues, both of bead and heart, of the distinguished I citizens (Messrs. Clay, Webster, Adams, McDuffie,and * Calhoun) mentioned in your letter. I have never ex- J ercised the privilege of voting; but had I been called upon at the lust Presidential election to do so, I should , most certainly have cast my vote for Mr, Clay. I am. sir, very respectfully, Z. TAYLOR, { Major General U. S. Army. , V. S. Bkonson, M.D. Charleston, S. C. , to wm. u. wood, esq. f Headquarters Army oe Occupation, ^ j Camp near Monterey. Sept. 23, 1847. ) | Sir?I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of t your letter of July 20th. enclosing to me the proceedings of a meeting held by the democratio republican elec- . tors of New York city, for the purpose of nominating me for the Presidency. j In return. I most respectfully and cordially tender to \ the citizens composing the meeting, my deep obliga- \ tions for the high honor conferred upon me, in the re- ( solutions th-y have adopted. | In regard to the signification of my approval of the spirit of the resolutions, I have respectfully to say. that , agreeably to tho spirit and iutention of the course i which 1 have thought it advisable to adopt, I do not ] feel myself at liberty to express any sentiment having . the nature of a pledge to any political party. , 1 have the honor to remain, with high respect, your \ most obedient servant, Z. TAYLOR. M^jor General Lr. S. Army. ] Wm. G. Wood,' Esq.. President Dom. Rep. Meeting ; in the City of New York, New York City. 1 to the hon. andhf.w stewart. ' Headquarters Army of Occupation, ) Brazos 1st.and. Texas. Nov. 25. 184" t Dfah Sir?I have the honor to acknowledge the re- 1 neiptof your favor of the Hth of October, conveying to mo a copy of the proceedings of a meeting of uiy whig friends, at Waynesburg. I'a. I have read the resolutions adopted by the meeting with great prido and pleasure, and I beg you to convey to the members of the meeting, on suitable thanks for the distinguished honor they have so flatteringly bestowed upon me. and my assurance that I have no wish or intention of changing the position in which I stand towards the |>eople of the country in relation to the I'residency, or the course which I have felt it my duty to pursue. 1 remain, dear sir, with high respect, Your most obedient serv't. Z. TAYLOR, Commanding Maj. Gen. U. S. Army. To Hon. Andrew Stewart. TO Tlir. CITIZENS or PHILADELPHIA. Baton Rouge. La.. Dec.30. 1847. Gentlemen :?Your polite communication of the 17th inst., in which I am kindly invited to participate with you in your celebrntion of the approaching anniversary of the victory of New Orleans, did not reach me until this morning. Although now quite too late for me to reach your city by the appointed time. I deem it proper to state, that had your letter reached me at an earlier date, I should yet, I regret to say. have been uuable to accept your kind invitation. Private matters, of much importance to me. and the fact that my professional services are at any moment at the disposal of the government render it necessary and proper that, during my short leave of absence from duty, I should remain in this vicinity. Be pleased, therefore, gentlemen, to convey to my fellow citizens of Philadelphia my sincere acknowledgements for this undeserved evidence of their kind consideration, and my great regrets that I am unable to make these acknowledgments to them in person, as I am thus compelled to forega the pleasure of meeting you on this interesting occasion. I beg that you will accept in my stead the following sentiment :? " The City of Philadelphia?The devoted patriotism of her citizens illumines the brightest pages of our national history." For yourselves, gentlemen, be pleased to accept the assurances of my esteem, and believe me to be, Very respectfully. Your obedient servant, Z. TAYLOR, Major General U. S. A. to wm. m. MURPHY ann OTHERS. Baton Rot or. La.. Jan. 2.8, 1848. *?r."tlemi:n : ? i our roiupiiuiuQisry cuuiuiuuiciiuuu of the 10th inst., enclosing to Din a ropy of the praamble acd resolutions adopted on tho 8th inst.. by n pub- lie meeting of my fellow citizens, without distinction of party. In Montgomery. Alabama, has been received, f For the high hon .r which they have been pleased to . confer upon ine by thus nominating me for the Presidency or the United States, nnd for the very kind lan- '} guage in which they hare seen (It to notice my past . life and services, I beg you, as their rcpresentatl res. to accept my profound acknowledgments, nnd to assure , my fellow citizens who composed this meeting that I shall offer no active opposition to the use of my name ( in connection with this responsible nffloo as long as they continue to use it thus independent of party distinotions. I am. gentlemen, with high respect, , Your obedient servant. 7. TAYLOR " Messrs. Wm. M. Murphy. N. Harris, A. F. Hopkins, and others. Montgomery. Alabama. n To oov. nwsr.r.y. or kkntitxy. t Baton Roitof, La . Jan. 24, 1848. I n Sia?I have the honor to acknowledge tho receipt I o of your excellency's letter of the 12th Inst., enclosing I o to me a copy of the preamble and resolutions adopted * by the I.egisiatnre of Kentucky. In which they hare d been pleased to invite me to visit that body during its b pri'puni' *wnnion. I beg to assuro you that this high evidence of the b kind regard which exists toward* me among my fallow v citizen* of Kentucky, lias bean received by me with t emotion* of the liveliest gratitude; and I have to re- u quest that you will convey to them, through this distinguished body, my profound acknowledgments for j' so unmerited an honor " A just sense of my obligations to your patriotic State h and a recollection of the many old friends and aequain- tl tance* that I have among you. strongly urge me to n yield to the flattering request contained in the reso- I lutions beforo mo; hut I regret to inform you that the a circumstances under which my present leave of ahsence was obtained, render It so clearly proper, in my opinion, that I should remain in or near this place until I am again required for duty, that I am constrained to forego this pleasure With my best wishes for your health and snceess \ through life, 1 have the honor to he, with great respect, ' your excellency's obedient servant Z.TAYLOR. To his F.xcelW-nov Wm. Ow?i.rv, Oovernor of Kentucky, Frankfort, Kentucky. TO lltS, rr.tfr SKFN SMITH. u, Bstos Horns:. La.. Ian .10th. 1S4S. ,r Sis?Ynnr communication of tha 16th inst. has boon | j, received, and the suggestions therein offered duly con- ! ? sidered. I h In reply to your inquiries, I lisre again to repeat. I ,r that 1 hare neither the power nor the desire to dictate to the American people the exact, manner la which I they should proceed to nominate for the Presidency u RE [ORNING, JUNE 17, 18* ?' the I'nittil Statu*. If they desiro such a result, hey must adopt the means heat suited, in their opilion. to the consummation of the purpose, anil if they liink (it to bringnie before them for this office, through heir legislature. mass meetings, or conventions. I cautot object to their designating these bodies as whig, lemocratic or native. But, in being thus nominated, I aust insist on the condition?and my position on this loint is immutable?tbat I shall not be brought for"aril l>y them as the candidate of their party, or conidered as the exponent ot their party doctrines. In conclusion I havo to repeat, that If I were nomllated for the Presidency, by any body of iny fellow dtiieni, designated by any name they might choose o adopt. I should esteom it an honor, and would accept such nomination, provided it had been made eniroly independent of purty considerations. I am, sir, very respectfully. Vour obedient servant, Z TAYLOR. 'etch Seen Smith, Esq., Philadelphia. TO COL. MITCHELL, OE OHIO. Baton Roche. La.. Keb. 1*2, 1848. Mv deae Colonel?Your very kind communication, ind the accompanying newspaper, have duly reached ne. In reply to the closing remarks of your letter. I have 10 hesitation in stating, as I have stated on former occasion*. that I am a whig, though not an ultra one; and hat I have no desire to conceal this fact from any porion of the peeple of the United Mtates. 1 deem It but '.andld, however, to add, that if the whig party desire, it the next Presidential election, to cast their votes for ne. they must do it on their own responsibility, and vithout auv pledges from me. Should I bo elected to that office, I should deem it to >e my duty, and should most certainly claim the right, .o look to the constitution and the high interests of our lommon country, and not to the priuclples of a party, or my rules of action. With my sincerust thanks for your expressions of riendNhip. and my best wishes for your success through ife. I remain, very truly, your friend and obedient servant, Z. TAYLOR. Jol. A. M Mitchell, Cincinnati, Ohio. TO ANYnODY IN ILLINOIS. Baton Rouuk, La., Keb. 28, 1848. Gentlemen?I havo the honor to acknowledge the ecelpt of your communication of the 18th of January, uclosing u preamble and resolution adopted at a late neeting of the citixens of Adams county. Illinois. To you, gentlemen, as the committee appointed by he meeting. I have respectfully to reply, that I cannot eel that I am permitted at this time to respond to your uquiry in other terms than those which assert the ob iguuon 01 all wno hold military authority in any counry, to put their shoulders to the wheel and do all they an to bring about a speedy peace. These expressions, I trust, will be deemed sufficient br declining to express any opinion in regard to the ustness and propriety of the war in which the oountry s engaged. 1 am. gentlemen, with great respect, your most obelient servant, Z.TAYLOR. TO KDITOR* BALDWIN AND OAI.I.AIIK It. Baton Roituk, La., April '20, 1848. Dear Sir?Your letter of the 10th instant, which aludes to certain statements that have been made in omo of the papers at the North, and which submits seterul inquiries for my consideration, hus been rucoivid. To your inquiries I have respectfully to reply First?That if nominated by the Whig National ( on'cutlon, I shall not refuse acceptance, provided 1 am eft freo of all pledges, and permitted to maintain the losltlon of independence of all parties in which the teople and my own sense of duty liavo placed me? itherwisu I shall refuse the nomination of any oonvenlon or party. Secondly?1 do not design to withdraw my name if llr. Clay be the nominee of the Whig National Convenlon?and in tlii< connexion, I beg permission torenark, that the statements which have been so positively made In some of the Northern prints, to the effect. ' thut should Mr. Clay be li.c n ninee of the Whig S'ational Convention," I had stated, ' that I would not mffer my name to be used." are not correct, and have no foundation in any oral or written remark of tnino. It has not been my intention, at any moment, to change iny position?or to withdraw my name from the canvuss, whoever may be the nominee of the National Convention, either of the whig or democratic party. Thirdly?I have never stated to any one that I was In favor of the tariff of '48?of the sub-treasury, nor that I originated the war with Mexico. Nor, finally, that I should (if elected) select iny cabinet from both sarties. No such admission or statements were made ay me. at any time, to any person. Permit mo. however, to add. that should such high listinction be conferred upon me as that of elevation to ibe Kxecutive office, the constitution, in a strict and innest interpretation, and in the spirit and mode in which it was acted upon by the earlier Presidents, would be my chief guide. In this. I conceive to be all that is necessary in the way of pledges. The election of another candidate would occasion no nortiflcation to me, but to such a result, as the will of Lho people, I should willingly and calmly submit. ' As 1 lavo had no ambition to serve, hut in the desire to lerve the country, it would bring to me no disappointment. With sontimcnts of high respect and regard, I remain. your most obedient servant, Z. TAYLOR. 3. P. Baldwin. Esq.,or Ro. H. Oallahek, Editor of Richmond Republican, Richmond, Va. THE ALLISON LETTER. IJatom Rouoe, April 22, 1S<18. Dr.aiism?My opinions have no often been misconseived and misrepresented, that I deem it due to myleif. if not to my friends, to make a brief exposition of ;hcm upon the topics to which you have called my at;ontion. I have consented to the use of my name as a randilate for the Presidency. I have frankly avowed my >wn distrust of my fitness for this high station; but laving, at the solicitation of many of my countrymou. .aken my position as a candidate. I do not feel at liber;y to surrender that position until my friends manifest i wish that I should retire from it. I will then most ;ladly do so. 1 have no private purposos to accomplish, do party projects to build up. no enemies to punish? nothing to serve but my country. i have been very often addressed by letter, and my ipinions have been asked upon almost every question .hat might occur to the writers, as affecting the Interest of their country or their party. I have not always 'esponded to these inquiries, for various reasons. I confess, whilst I have groat cardinal principles vhich will regulate my political life, I am not sufficientv familiar with all the minute ilntaiW of nnliticol Intri*. ntion, to give solemn pledges to exert myself to carry >ut this or defeat that measure. I have no concealnent. I hold no opinion which I would not readily iroelaim to my assembled countrymen ; but crude impressions upon matters of policy, which may he right ;o-day. and wroug to-morrow, are. perhaps, not the best est of fitness for office. One who cannot bo trusted without pledges, cannot be confided in merely on aclount of them. I will proceed, however, now to respond to your in(uiries. First.?I reiterato what I have so often said?1 am a vhig. If elected 1 would not be. the mere President of i party. 1 would endeavor to act independent of party lemination. I should feel hound to administer the [overnmcnt untrammelled by party schemes. Second?The veto power. The power given by tho constitution to the executive to interpose hi* veto, is a ligli conservative power ; but in my opinion should lever be exercised, except in cases of clear violation of lie constitution, or manifest haste and want of consileration by Congress. Indeed I iiave thought that for nany years past, the known opinions and wishes of the executive have exercised undue and injurious infiueuce ipon tho legislative department of the government; nnd or this causo I have thought our system was in danger >f undergoing a great change from its true theory. The personal opinions of the individual who may haplen to occupy the executive chair, ought not to control he action of Congress upon questions of domestic poIcy; nor ought his objections to lie interposed where [Uestions of constitutional power have been settled by he various departments of government, and acquiesced n by the people. l niru. ? upon tne suoject ot mo tariff. the currency, ho improvement of our great highway*, river*, lake*, nil harbor*, the will of the people, a* expre**ed through heir representative* in Congress, out to bo respected lid carried out by the executive. Fourth.?The Mexican war. 1 sincerely rejoice at lie prospect of peace. My life ha* been devoted to .rm*. yet I look upon war ivt all time*, and under all ircumstance*. a* a national calamity, to be avoided If ompatible with the national honor. The principle*of ur government, a* well a* it* true policy in opposed to he subjugation of other nation* and tne dismemberaent of other countrie* by conquest. In the language f the great Washington, Why should we quit our wn to stand on foreign ground?"' In the Mexican rar our national honor ha* boen vindicated ; and In ictating term* of peace we may well allord to be forearing and magnanimous to a fallen foe. These are my opinion* upon the fultjecta referred to y you, and any report* or publication*, written or erbal, from any *ource. differing In any e**nntial parIcularfrom wluit is here written, are unauthorised and ntrue. I do not know that 1 shall again write upon the sublet of nationnl politics I sliM' engage In no schemes, o combinations, no intrigm; 'h* American people ave not confidence in uie. they ought not to give me ] heir suffrages If they do not, you know mo well nough to boliovo me, when I declare I shall be content, am too old a soldier to against such high u'horlty. 7. TAYLOlt. To Capt. J. S. Allison. to BRANT* waver, k?q. Baton Rnttng, La.. May 1. 1848. I)r ar Sir :?I hare by thi* day's mall received a copy duplicate) of your letter of March 21. with an enlosed copy of the proceedings of a meeting held by he citiicns of Baltimore who are friendly to my eleclon to the Presidency. The political sentiments embraced in the preamble nd resolutions adopted at that, meeting. 1 rejoice to ly meet with my cordial approval and assent, No lovements in any part of the country, having the oh et to offer testimonials of honor and respert towards i.vself. or to advocate my election to the Presidency, nve cau-ed In mo more lively pleasure or demand lore my gratitude You will please do me the favor to make known my cknowledgments to the citlrens of Baltimore for the ueipeuted and unmerited honors they have oonferred TP D A I JCJ jL%> d^njA 18. upon me. in such uitimnr and tenm an you may deem uiiwt proper. They are obligation* which, ahouhl the votes of the country be cast In ray favor, It will moot nurely bo my endeavor to redeem to themielvee and to all the pen- ; plo of our country. I mint be permitted to add, that, a* they have, with so much confidence, placed my name in nomination hi>fnrM oniinfrv nit fkail> n?n PnunnnaiKill* .* from party action ami the exaction of pledge* from myself. I shall serve thorn strictly a* a constitutional and not as a party President (in the event already alluded to), and aa my ability will permit. Please accept my thank* for the kind sentiments you have, in forwarding the proceedings of the meeting, been pleased to express to me. With sentiment* of cordial respect aud regard, your most obedient servant. Z. TAYLOR. To Brantz Mare*, Ksq., Secretary Public Meeting in Baltimore. to an iowa uenti.eman. 12th April. I now consider myself in the band* of my people?a portion of whom, at least, have placed my ue>ine hefore the country for the office in question, ami who alone are authorized to withdraw it from the c*.nvass, which they ought to do, provided they can tlx on any other who would be more available, and better qualified to serve them, and cast their votes for him at the proper time. And should they succeed In electing hiui, 1 shall neither be disappointed nor mortifi ed at the result; on the contrary. If he is honest, tru thful, and patriotic, I will rejoice at the same. Z. TAVLOR. Baton Rouge, May 13,184.1. None but the kindest feullngs exist between Mr. Clay and myself, and he is well aware, should he .be nominated and elected, such a result will cause to m'*> no mortification or ill feeling, but rather pleasure ami congratulation.1' Z. TAYLOR. LJVT MEETING IN THE PARK. REPORT FROM THE PHILADELPHIA CONVENTION. Small VntatAAe A meeting called by the delegate* of the city Of New York to the Whig Convention, at Philadelphia, to report their proceeding* at the *nid convention, and to account for the disappointment of the non-nomination of Mr. Clay, and to rouse the sympathies of the whigs, and their indignation for the said disappointment, which haf been a great disappointment to sundry individuals and old party leaders of this city?was held last night, in the Park. I'recisely at t> o'clock, we arrived at the Park gates, out of breath, fearing we were too late, and that we should not be able to make our way to the speakers' stand through the " immense crowd." Arriving thus far, we looked out over the Park for the meeting, but could see nothing. There was, indeed, a stand erected, but it was empty, and no one near it. A short distance, however, from ths stand, we saw, as we made our way aloug to the scene, a little knot of people, which, compared to the large area of the l'ark, looked exactly like a little drop of ink spilled upon a large sheet of white paper. It had this picturesque appearance to us, at a distance. We aopr.v.ched this uuoieus of human beings, supposing that this must bo a consultation of whigs, called on the emergency, in despair at finding so littlo sympathy in the people, and so little attention puid to their call Hut on reaching the spot, what was our astonislo elite find editor Bennett, in his white hat, making a uistinguished figure, standing in the midst of a group which had gathered round him, some whinpering to each other, and staring with wonder at the giunat editor of the Herald?others asking liitu questions, a nd intently listeniug to him. While we stood by. wondering what this could mean, and why it was that a clay meeting was thus transformed into a real Taylor assembly. gathered round the first and foremost, the earliest and warmest friend of the distinguished old geucral, a newsboy pushed through the crowd, shouting '> that same old coon, only three cents?that same old coon." and very civilly oifercd the same old coon to the distinguished journalist who seemed the most prominent figure in the group, Sotne one asked the lad If it was the funereal of the ' old coon," and the idea occurred to us that this surely must, be the object of the meeting, and that the proprietor ef the Herald, having ulwuys been personally friendly to Mr Clay, though politically opposed to him, had attended as a mark of respect, to pay his devoirs at the funeral obsequies of the ' old coon " In fact, there was something melancholy and funeral about the whole meeting, and somethiug or other had such an effect, upon as [we believe, however, it was the thermometer, which stood at about 9,r> ] that copious streams poured down our face, ami not being supplied with a white handkerchief for the occasion, we were obliged to use our bandanna to dry our streaming oyes and checks. As it was now bogiuuing to grow late, we left the little nucleusaliove mentioned, and made our way to the empty and deserted platform,' to see if, in the event there should be a meectiug. whether any accommodations were there for the reporters Tills move seemed the signal to others, and immediately a crowd rushed up upon the platform, others now began to arrive, and people seeing the platform full, ran round to the front, and in a short time the ground opposite, where before not a soul had been seen, was covered with people?so soon can a crowd collect in a great city like New York. The actors and callers of the meeting seemed to take courage at sight of tlin multitude There miirht now li??<> h,.-,, three thousand present, which continued to receive j additions from the passers by in the adjoining streets, attracted by curiosity to know what was going on. Hereupon -N. Carroll. Ks<j., came forward, called the meeting to order ami nominated N. W. Kngs. Ks<|., as chairman, upon which some one in the crowd raised a shout of three cheers for Mr. Kngs. Robert K. Holmes, Ksij., M. K. Poulson, Ksq.and Marcus T. Boluk. were nominated Secretaries of the meeting. Cries of - Blunt. Blunt." being raised. Mr. Blunt then came forward aud addressed the meeting. .Mr. Blunt stated that pursuant to the object of the meeting, he should proceed on tho part of himself and his fellow delegates from tho city of New York, to render an account of their proceedings and doings at the late convention at Philadelphia Mr Blunt then entered into a detailed report of every days proceedings at the convention, and related minutely the motious made, the resolutions offered, how some were laid on the table, how appeals were made to the chair, how they were then driven into the nomination, without time for consultation, how many votes. Clay and Taylor each severally received at earh ballot; how. when it was seen that the nomination of Mr. Clay was hopeless, the several States gradually dropped off from him. and how. at last. General Taylor nthn iimuinattTU uj n wr^t' majority. 1 lie RtnlljnifDl was exactly the fimc as the report of the proceedings of the Convention, which appeared the day after its meeting, in the Herald, and nothing whatever, new, strange. or striking, was added to that faithful report. Wo were surprised at this, because from Mr. Dlunt's opening remarks, we had expected that >' he would a tale unfold;"' but we soon discovered that he had nothing whatever to tell, and nothing but the simple fart to state, that General Taylor had been truly, fairly, impartially, and honorably nominated by an overwhelming majority of tho whig convention All Mr. Blunt could do. was to deplore, to regret, to depre- j rate, and to bewail the. to him. uupalateahle fact that the majority of the delegates were not like himself, determined to have no man but Mr. Clay Mr. Blunt was particularly lachrymose and indignant, when he I related the scene of the nomination, at that passage when the Kentucky delegation were called upon 1 to give their votes, and he said that when they one after tho other nominated Geueral Zachary Taylor, i a thrill ran through the whole assembly, though-before it was so tumultuous aud noisy that it would have required a 24-pounder to make itself heard. Vet. at this scene, a pin might have been heard to drop in the assembly among the thousands present." This scene Mr. Blunt described as positively thrilling, and it was in his eyes truly deplorable He seemed to have been impressed by It quite tho wrong way; for. Instead of Its reconciling him to the nomination of Gen. Taylor, it only appeared to excite his vexation and indignation. The impression produced upon tho minds of all who listened to the statement of Mr. Blunt, whatever they might have thought, before of the nonii- i nation, must have been the Impression, that no nomination at any convention at any time before. j ever wiii. or over could Do. more perfect, more honora( hie. more just, or more legitimate, than the nomimt| tlon which Oeneral Taylor haw received from the Philadelphia convention. During all the titne Mr. Blunt I was making his dry, cold, arithmetical statem-nt. wo were nearly crushed to death upon the platfirm The ' hot hand* and bodies placed and bearing upon lie ware intolerable. It really In most discreditable to the callers and managers of pubiio meetings, that while they are glad to see their speeches and doings the next morning in full. In the public papers, and while thev obtain more hearers from the publication in l . newspapers, than they could possibly assemb o i any enclosure or in any room, yet they make no manner of preparation for the convenience of those who hare the painful and laborious task to perform, not only of taktng notes of the'r speeches, but afterwards of sitting up the whole night to write them out. They, who act with so little consideration to the members of the press, who attend for their benefit and honor, to glorify them, and send their < names all ower the civilised world, deserve not to he reported at ell, or, If reported, only to have their nanu s , sent abrond to the world with a blank mark and stlg- , ina upon them During the statistical statement of t Mr. Blunt, there were successively equal hursts ofap. pinnae and manifestations of enthusiasm, whenever the names, either of Clay or Taylor, were mentioned A * few individuals there were. Indeed, especially 'here c for that purpose, who individually exhibited their per. ( sonal feelings at every mention of the name of v Clay One fellow In the erowd upon the plat- ' form, whose head was jammed close to ours, was u extravagantly outrageous In his shouts and ef- t forts to get up shouts whenever the name of ' 'la v was h mentioned, but the crowd below was .|ulto impartial, d and shouted just as loud for Taylor as for < lay It ? was. however, aa to the people immediately round the (I platform?a decidedly packed meeting and packed h jury Of this we witnessed a signal demonstration h There was, In the crowd helow. a half drunk, humorous a sailor, who was particularly loud in shouting, " Hurrah j si I IIIIWIIWII?I LD. Frtre Two C?n(i. Tht> poor fellow was rather trouble to n but as long * he hurrahed for < lay he wai tolerated and laughed at It happened, however, that the ri \me of Taylor came up iu lU turn, whereupon the poor fellow raised his naked and brawny arm*, and (tried out, ardently and loudly. Hurrah for General Taylor ' Three ehsers for (feneral Taylor'" Till now all hie noUe and vociferations had been tolerated, bat on this treasonable outcry being raised. by him, he wat Mltchellxed in an instant Three or four men seized hold of hiin. held down hie arms, and hurried him off, steaming with heat and action, in the twinkling of an eye. to Bermuda Mr Hoaacie, of the Trikun*, epok? after Mr Blunt, and made a very few remarks. the purport of which was. that he had always alroe-ited to the best of hie ability, the claims of Henry Clay; that he regret ted lie was not nominated, but that he was in favor of Wenural Taylor,and would cordially support him. provided he would accept the nomination of the whig Na tioual Convention as as whig, and provided he would carry out whig principles, in the present condition of affaire, he would not presums to dictate to tho whig party the course which they ought to pursue, but would H.. 1...I I,ir it Hon. Dudley Seloev then came forward, and after milking a few remark*, proposed thu nomination of Henry (Hay as the whig candidate* for the presidency, which was reeeircd with hearty cheer* by these who were within hearing. When he concluded, the chairman (auoh we uuet term him by courteay, but properly speaking, the "standman''t then said:?Oentlemen, you hare heard Mr. Snldon'K proposition All whaare in faror of nominatinK Henry Clay aa the whig candidate for the preHldency. will pleaae to aay "aye." Aye. aye?uo no-o-oo. AH who are opposed to nominating Henry Clay for the preaidenny, will nay no No, no, no, no-oo-o?no-ah?aye, aye. There waa no decision announced, the ayes and nays being equally divided. Three cheer* for Henry Clay wore then proposed and given, which were followed by three more for Taylor ; a good share of groaning being intermixed with both. The question of Mr Clay's nomination was put a second time, with a similar result. Three cheers for Taylor?Hurrah, hurrah, hurrah, hurrah, and some groaning. (Jot. Jones, of Tennessee, was the next speaker. O'ur reporter was unable to catch a word of what he said, and therefore must let his speech go by the board. .Mr. Fowler. of Otsego, was called for, and appearing was* loudly oheored. He spoke of his adherence to Henry Clay, who always had been, and was his first chowre for the Presidency; for iu that man was embodied all the principles of whiggery. He woald be witling to walk on his hands and knees from Maine to Texas, to secure the election of Mr. ('lay to the Presidency. He worked for his nomination in the convention, and wept that he was unsuccessful. Mr. Fowler had been previously called, but was rejected by the assembly, in consequence of the supposition thut he adhered to the nominutlon of Oeneral Taylor; his remarks, however, were received with applause. Some motion was afterwards made relative to the resolutious. which were laid on the table. The mectiug was declared adjourned, and immediately the pen. aliat staging, tumbled to the ground. During the proceedings of this meeting, several publications of the campaign order, wero on sale by boys, of which the following is a specimen :? "General Tatlor Never Surrenders!" "I have no concealment. I entertain no opinions whioh I would not freely disclose to my countrymen. I havo no private piir|Hises to accnmp'lsh; no party purposes to buiM up; no enemies to punish?nothing tu serve but my country. If I am called by the people to the rreslduney, I will endeavor to administer the government fur tlio bust interest of thu whole country, untrammel Fed hv party schemes. having for my guide the expressed will of the | pooploaad the Constitution.V.nchary Taylor. AN DDK composed on tiie nomination oe general 7.achary taylor, as a candidate eoii president oe the united stater Make way for "011 Rough an ' R-ndy"?a noble man?to passl In costly roles? in trappings gay .' A fop tricked out hefoio tne glass f No! attired in a "rough and ready" way; A noble man iu heart is he. With mind fur hie nobility. CHORUS. Then unfurl the "Rough and Ready" banner to tba iirsssi' And there let it proudly wave; For the "Rough and Ready" hoys can, with sans, Elect "Old Rough and Ready '?the brave. His crest, a soul in virtue strong. His arum, a heart with candor bright; Which gold hrih . s not to what Is wrong. Nor blinds to what is right: The siici'imen of n noble race? Heboid it in bis open face. Chorus?Then. ke. He cringes not to the rich above, Nor oppresses the poor below ; Misfortune cannot cool his love. Or flattery make it grow : True to lus country in woe or weal, i*o to kUV iUOJUCb V" bUV liml, ('hobvs?Then, Ike. H? eavict not the deepest ??ge ; lie coffin not at the meanest wight? And all the war that he doth wage Is in the cause of truth and right; For the highest honor of his native land, lie hae the [Wtriol'i heart and ban I. Chorus?1Then, *0. Make way ' rnnkc way! ye truckling crew, Who round the bane politicians fawn and wind ; Fall hack ! aad have presented some thing new? " Old Rough and Ready,"?a noble man in mindThat hravest work in nature's plan? An honest, upright, independent man! Chorus?Then, he. There was also another publication, in the ihape of a newspaper, with the title - That same old l oon," for which, however, the demand was very limited. At a fair calculation, ten of (Jenoral Taylor Never Surrenders'" were sold to one of " That Same Old Coon." Political Intelligence. Taylor Rat trie at tors Mektino in Boston.?There 1 was a grnud ratification meeting iu Boston, laat evening (June 16.) to respond to the Philadelphia nominations The call had appended to it about 2000 | names, and there is no want of respectable names In i the list. The first men are there. The Whit, Nomination!.?In Vermont and Mainw the nominations of the Philadelphia convention have been warmly received At Pottstown. Pa., there waa a largo impromptu gathering on the 11th. to respond to them. It is stated that Thus. Corwin. of Ohio, promisee to give the nomination of General Taylor his hearty support, and thinks he will carry the State At Columbus. Cincinnati, Dayton, Xauesville and Cleveland, from which intelligence has come, the whig nominations have been well received?the whig papers promising a most cordial support, and expressing the fullest confidence in their entire success. At Columbus there was another impromptu display of enthusism, and at Clevuland addresses were made and warmly responded to. The llnrriahurg, Pa., l/nion tells of a meeting whiclt took place in that city after the nominations were known. Resolutions were read approving of the nomination of General Taylor as the people's candidate, but saying not one word about whig principles. The old members of the party were not there, and the meeting wound up with three cheers for General Taylor, three cheers for Hurry Clay, and three cheers for General Cass General Dearborn, the oanidate of the native Americans for the Vice-Presidency, has written a letter to the editor of the Hmlon Signal, in which he says;? I uiu happy to assure yon that i shall mutt cheerfully and ardently unite with my feiiow-citiaens of the native American and whig parties li?the support of the Hon. Millard Fillmon, of the State of Now York, who has been nominated by the National Convention in Iiillaie1|>hin, for that iniportaut office. I have had the honor of heini, wlit u - fin ' ytMM and do no( know ?nv csntlcman who is more entitled to tlx respect. and eontldeucc of tin- American people, tlian that eminent statesman. Au i t at ion ul'tntii Mr Pnpineau who is stated to be tn favor of a severance of Canada from Great Britain. addressed a meeting of two thousand persons* at a town nesr (Quebec. last week. Tin- Barnburners at Buffalo.?The orator* of the barnburners warn warmly received by their friend* at Buffalo, on tho 14th instant Liberty Part*Convention.?Tho National Liberty Tarty Convention assembled at Buffalo on the 14tK inst The Buffalo Commercial Jldrertiter says Oerrltt Smith. Professor Green, and other distinguished men. of this seetion of the party, are present. We are not advised of the particular objects of the convention, farther than Is anuouneed in the bills?that of nominating candidates for President and Vice President. This section of the liberty party has scouted the ono idea principle of the old organisation, ami embrace in in their "platform'' various other measures?most of them of a radical and ultra character A preliminary meeting was held at th? Court House this forenoon, at which a discussion ensued as to the claims of John P llale upon thein for their suffrages for President, a portion of tho speakers declaring him eminently deserving. while others denounce,I him ?e aantinc In ?h,,s? Orations which, in their opinion, constitute an abolitionist of the right stamp. Staqk AcciiKvr ?A sorious accident occurred with one of the stages on Wt-dn 'sday afternoon, at Stanton's tarern. on the Troy and Reuniugtnu Macadam road One of the wheel horses remorcd hie head, stall, and. becoming frighten-d, started, canning tl.a others to start, and they ran about ten rods; the coach, ..* .Hire. |'.wn.-ii|(rrr |iumue HIIU nuuidt) ria ofl the road. upsetting Jnwn a bank Among the passengers injured wore, Mrs. Kimble., Jaw bono broken In i*n places, teeth knocked out. and head badly bruised Mis* Kimble, severely bruised on the forehoad. Mr*. I'ratt. and Mian Gage. her sister. og Bennington, Vt. -the former badly bruised, tbo latter slightly The >ther passenger* were not materially Injured A phy ieian rosiding near the place was called, and dressed he wouud* of Mrs. K, ? Troy fVSig. Most Rf;voi.t!sa Crimk.?A crime, cf ttoaf ibominable and shocking character, ha.s reently eoine to light in the town of Fast RIoomleM, Jutarlo county. a brute by the name of Solomon Da. is, ravished hi* own daughter, fourteen yecx? old, everal month* since?using violence to elfeet ill* hellih purposes From that time till *oroe weeks ago, his criminality continued, when the condition of this ap1e?s girl revealed tohermother the fact of her deep isgraee. And when preased to disclose the party to hose artifices or power she had fallen a victim, she xed the infamous crime upon her own father?who td threatened her with death, in ease she exposed im Davi* has been examined before justice Stile*, nd committed to the Ontario jail, to await his trial. ? K&aiiy Erprtu, June lb, J

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