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WASHINGTON: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1840
MONDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1840.
ELECTION RESULTS AND PROSPECTS.
Already, within a few brief months since the
nomination of Gen. HARRIsoN for the Presidency,
and since the People of the country have set
themselves to work in a serious and rigid scrutiny
into the merits of their rulers, and their claims 40
further support, the Whig opposition have carried
almost every election ; have gained, in five States
alone, twelve members of Congress, and have res-
cued from the hands and rule of the Spoilers seven
State Legislatures, namely, those of Louisiana,
Maine, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Geor-
gia, and Ohio.
Viewing these signal triumph in States but re-
cently among the most devoted to the Administra-
tion as evidence of the sense of theecountry at large,
and conclusive of the formal sentence of condemna-
tion and dismissal which is about to be pronounc-
ed by an indignant People upon incompetent.
unfaithful, and unworthy rulers, we take leave to
congrriulaio our fiends throughout the Union on
the glorious and heart-cheering prospects which
this great revolution opens to our common coun-
try. One, not among the least, of its benefits, is
the renewed confidence which it brings to the
heart of the desponditg patriot in the virtue and
intelligence of the People, and in their capacity
for self-government-a truth which many among
our wisest and best men had begun to doubt, and
in which the faith even of the Republican patri-
arch JEFFERSON was shaken by the first appear-
ance and welcome of that portentous cloud which
was destined to overspread and darken the land.
How cheering, therefore, must be this change to
the thousands of patriotic hearts which have been
watching with sadness and anxiety the downward
course of the Government, and all the evil tenden-
cies of an Administration which threatened the
universal corruption and irremedial ruin of the
country! They have seen their government ad-
ministered solely with a view to the maintenance
of a party; they have seen all its patronage, its
honors, and its power unscrupulously diverted
from their constitutional and legitimate ends to
uphold the supremacy of that party; they have
seen their country sink from a state of prosperity
and happiness, unexampled in the history of the
world, to one of unexampled ruin and distress;
and they have seen a confiding and betrayed Peo-
ple, shutting their eyes to the light of truth and
the chastisements of experience, still unwilling to
discard from their confidence the authors of all
this evil. But, thanks to that redeeming spirit
now abroad throughout the land, and which has
spoken -from Maine to Louisiana, and from the
Atlantic to the distant West, the spell of political
enchantment is broken ; the People are at length
awake to their wrongs and to their abused and
outraged confidence; another revolution is geing
S forward, peaceful indeed, but not less determined
nor less glorious than that which resisted and
prostrated the tyranny of England.
We congratulate those steadfast patriots who
have toiled so long and so faithfully for their
country, under every discouragement, and under
the denunciations of power, with nothing to cheer
them beyond a good cause and a sacred discharge
of dtAy, that deliverance is at hand. And we
earnestly invoke every man who has embarked in
this great and good cause to redouble his efforts
and persevere until the good work shall be com-
pleted-until final success shall crown his efforts,
and his country be fully redeemed.
G. W. Toland.
D. D. Wagener.
George M. Keim.
Win. S. Ramsey.
Robert I. Hammond.
Samuel W. Morris.
A. G. Marchand.
H. M. Brackenridge is
der of the present term,
Charles J. Ingersoll.
George M. Keim.
Win. S. Ramsey. *
B. A. Bidlack.
A. G. Marchand.
Wm. WV. Irwin.
elected for the remain-
in place of R. Biddle,
mince the election.
Alex. Duncan. N. G. Pendleton.
John B. Weller. John B. Weller.
Patrick G. Goode. Patrick G. Goode.
Thomas Corwin. Jeremiah Morrow.
William Doan. William Doan.
Calvary Morris. Calvary Morris.
William K. Bond. William Russell.
Joseph Ridgway. Joseph Ridgway.
William Medill. William Medill.
Samson Mason. Samson Mason.
Isaac Parish. B. S. Cowan.
Jonathan Taylor. Joshua Matheot.
D. P. Leadbetter. James Matthews.
George &teerty. George Sweeny.
John W. Allen. S. J. Andrews.
Joshua R. Giddings. Joshua R. Giddings.
John Hastings. John Hastings.
D. A. Starkweather, Ezra Dean.
Henry Swearingen. Samuel Stokeley.
WHIG. VAN BUREN.
Alford 39,295 Black 35,496
Dawson 39619 Campbell 35379
Foster 39,256 Colquitt- 35,562
Gamble 39264 -Cooper 35569
Haborsham 39,379 Hillyer 35,357
King 39257 lverson 35,311
Mleriweiher -39,141 Lumpkin 35417
Nistet 39,399 Patterson 35311
Warren 39,298 Pooler 35,360
THE ARMY BILL ONCE MORE.
The public judgment has been pronounced so
distinctly on the Army Bill, and on the defenses
which the President has set up for his proceedings.
in regard to it, that it is no longer important as a
topic of political controversy. The American
People have settled the fate of that scheme, just
as detern.inatel) as they have settled the fate of
the party which attetripted to fasten it on the
country. But to the future historian it may be
useful for contemporary observers to concentrate
the rays of light which from time to time are shed
on the whole subject. With this view, we shall
presently subjoin some additional illustrations of
the character of the apologies behind which the
President has sought a shelter from thle resent-
ment of the People-a shelter which he cannot
find unless he finds it in their contempt.
The People have refused to see the distinction
that the President has contrived between Mr.
POINSETT'S plan of November 30, 1839, which
the President sol-mril) assured C.,ngr,.hlie COULD
NOT "recommend too srhiigly" to their considera-
tion, and Mr. POINSETT'S detailed plan of March
20, 1840, which the President afterwards affected
to consider as the only plan in the case. Anid
the People have resolutely set aside all his other
excuses. If the plan of the 20th of March, 1840,
which is made the scapegoat to bear all the sins
of the plan of November 30, 1839, was not agree-
able to the President, how is it that, on the third of
April, 1840, nearly two weeks after the date of the
plan of March 20, 1840, the official Journal at
the seat of Government published, and without a
word of comment, the following communication ?
PROM THE GtOBE OF APRIL 3, 1840.
"THE ARMING OF THE PEOPLE.
"At a time when party spirit is exerting so baneful an in-
fluence upon legislation, and the deleterious effects of which
are so manifest to the country at large, causing the delay of
measures necessary to the public good, and the 'general wel.
fare' in its proper sense, it must be gratifying to observe that
there ia at least ONE LEADING MEASURE OF THE
ADMINISTRATION that is likely to find favor with all
men of dispassionate judgment-we mean the plan of the Se-
cretary of War for the classification, EQ0UIPMENT, and proper
ORGANIZATION OF THE MILITIA. The basis of this
measure may be said emphatically to be the CONSERVATIVE
feature of our REPUBLICAN FORM OF GOVERN-
MENT, for it presupposes intelligence that is directed to its
own sense of SUBORDINATION, to discipline under law, and for
the DOUBLE OBJECT of supporting the laws against for-
eign aggression and DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. But this subject
has been so frequently discussed by the master minds of the
past and present centuries that it is useless to advert to it fur-
ther than to add that, as Gen. JACKSON, in his first inaugural
address, brought this subject before his fellow-citizens, saying
that the bulwark of our defence is the NATIONAL MVilitia,
which, in the present state of our intelligence and population,
must render us invincible'-so THIS JUST SYSTEM, which is
so well calculated to strengthen this natural safeguard' of
our country, addresses itself to the enlightened of all parties.
mParticular injuries and occasional modificationss' as hejust-
ly observed, we may be subject to; but a million of armed
freemen, possessed of the means of war, can never be con-
quered by a foreign foe.' Lot us, then, never he overcome
by listlessness, but be awake and be doing! That nation is
most secure from aggressions that is ever ready to repel
them.' The appeal is to the judicious patriot, and THE mea-
sure advocated is stamped with the practical character of THE
MAN, who has supplied, in a great degree, even the details of
the bill. A FREEMAN."
This same Globe of April 3, 1840, contains an
editorial article headed "THE MILITIA," almost
immediately before the communication, and not a
breath is whispered by the Editor in rebuke of his
We have recently received the following com-
munication in relation to another branch of the
TO THIK EDITORS.
Messrs. GALES & SEATON: The Secretary of War, in a
letter to Mr. RITCHIE, Editor of the t. lin,-..rn Enquirer, says,
Disgraceful attempts are made to impugn the veracity of the
highest officer of the Government, by confounding the pro-
ject of organizing the militia, as sketched out in my report to
the President in November, with the plan submitted to Con
gress long after the President's Message was sent in. On re
ferring to the papers of that period, it will be seen that the
preas of both parties united in commending the project as it
was explained in that report." On referring to-the objec-
tions which have subsequently been made to my plan, they
will be found confined exclusively to its details, which Aere
not matured until nearly two months after the President's
annual message was sent in, and not submitted to his inspec-
tion until they hiad been submitted to the House of Represen-
I presume, when called upon to produce the proof of the ap-
probation of this plan by Whig newspapers, the first men-
tioned will be the New York Journal of Commerce, a paper
that has about as strong a claim to the character of Whig
as the Globe has to that of decency and truth. The edit-
ors of that paper are Van Boren politicians, at times,
pretending to be Whigs, but without the least right to that de-
signation. One or two other editors in the city of New York,
who are really Whigs, probably before they had examined
the subject with attention, spoke slightly in favor of it. If
there are any other instances to be found, they can be named.
I send you herewith a couple of papers to show that one
Whig paper at least did not wait for the "details," to express
the most decided disapprobation of the project in all its tear-
ings. These articles were published more than a month be-
fore Mr. RivEs's attack upon the scheme was made, and more
than two months before the Secretary's exposition of its prin-
ciples Was sent to the committee of the House of Representa-
tives. Nor did the Journal of Commerce, or the other New
York papers alluded to, as far as I have seen, commend the
plan as explained in the Secretary's exposition to the commit-
tee. What they said had reference to the plan as contained
in that officer's report to the President; and that report, it is
contended, both by him and President VaN BUaEN, did not
contain the plan, but was a mere "sketch."
[FROM THE CONNECTICUT COCRANT, JAN. 6, 1840.]
THE SECRETARY OF WAR.-Another subject of no small
importance in the military report is contained in the follow-
"It is proposed to divide the United States icto eight military
districts, and to organize the militia in each district, so as to have a
body of twelve thousand five hundred men in active service, and
another of equal number as a reserve. This wouo.l .;.. in armed
military force of two hundred thousand men, so Ii... i and sta-
tioned as to be ready to take their places in the racks ie defence
of the country whenever called upon to oppcsc tile enemy or re-
pel the invader. The age of the recruit to be from twenty to thirty-
seven. The whole term of service to be eight years; four years
ia the first class, and four in the reserve."
The President of the United States, by the Constitution,
is "commander-in-chief of the army and navy of the United
States, and of the militia of the several States when called
into the actual service of the United States." That instru-
ment also empowers Congress "to provide for organizing,
arming, and disciplining the militia, and for governing ucdh
part of them as may be employed in the service of the United
States, reserving to the States respectively the appoil tment of
the officers, and the authority of training the militia accord-
ing to the discipline prescribed by Congrevs."
It has generally been viewed by wise, prudent, and prac-
tical statesmen, dangerous to the liberties of the People, to
place "the power ef the purse and the sword" in the hands
of an Executive; and for very obvious reasons ; for an ambi-
tious, aspiring man, who has the control of the money of the
Government, and a large standing army under his command,
is clearly in a situation to attempt, at least, if not actually
able, to establish himself in power upon such terms, and for
such a period, as he may think proper. The sub-Treasury
is-undoubtedly designed to accomplish the first of these ob-
jects, viz. the power of the purse," and an army of two
hundred thousand men would certainly afford him sufficient
means to bring to pass the second. The two united, will es-
tablish an unqualified despotism.
This project comes home to the feelings and interests of
the great body of the People. It proposes to turn a large
proportion of the young men of the country into regular sol-
diers. Tl.e men areto be between the ages of twenty and
thirty-seven-the strength of the nation as well as of fami-
lies. Eight years passed in even this mongrel military life
will be sufficient to ui.fil the soldiers for all other pursuits;
arid by the time they have completed their career, they will
be disqualified, both by habit aind disposition, to return tothe
sober employment of private life.
But this is not the most unfavorable view of the case.
The moment they enter the active service of the United
States, they become part of the regular army, and are sub-
ject to the rules and articles of war-a code utterly repug-
nant to the feelings, views, and interests of the inhabitants
of a free country, and especially of a free Republic. Are
the fathtiers in ourcountry-the farmers, mechanics, and other
substantial citizens, from whose families the great body of
the militia proceed-men who live in the enjoyment of free-
dom, and the protection ot the mild and equal laws of the
States, willing to degrade their sons by ..ir,. Iti i-n under
the arbitrary code just mentioned, ant I ir .ie. itr- which
would scarcely be i,.u,:ihl worthy even of moderate disci|-
line, to render them iiit.. '.. be punished under military law,
in the most severe and disgrac.elul manner, and even to lie
shot like beasts of prey '1 In addition to this, they will be
exposed to the diseases andi vices of a camp, and long befiie
the time of service is out, if their lives are not destroyed,
their constitutions and health will, to a great extent, fall a
sacrifice to the mode of life to which they will be sulbjected.
[FROM THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, JAN. 7, 1840.1
THE SECRETARY OF WaR.-Although there is nothing
specifically mentioned in this military report relating to the
officers who are to be in command in this newly devised ar-
my, yet it is very apparent that it must be men appointed by
the authority of the United States. If so, the project has io
view a direct violation of a most important constitutional right
of the militia, when called into the service of the United
States-that of being commanded by their own officers. We
have quoted the provision of the Consaitution relating to this
subject. It is in the following words: Rse, ving to the
States respectively the appointment of the officers.'. This pri-
vilege, it is to be presumed, neither the Sate nor the militia
will ever relinquish. The latter cannot do it without forfeit.
ing one of the most important guaranties for their personal
freedom and security ; and the former, when they yield it to
the national authority, hazard their own safety and indepen-
dence. Under the command of men who are indebted for
their commissions to Executive favor, who hold their places,
and are liable to be turned out of their offices and deprived of
their bread at any moment, at the will of the same power,
when once *h.r,.. ,.i lv drilled, and reduced to strict military
subordination, enforced by the pains and penalties of the
roles and articles of war, tile army may be induced, by a cor-
iupt and ambitio ;. o,, .n.J. r-ii i.h ,ifi, I. ir their arms
against riot only 'i. ir Irt-nt: and .ll i.,iii n-, but the li-
berties of their country.
When the individual States are once deprived of their mi-
litia, they will have no security against absolute despotism, and
that of the worst kind-military despotism.
Another question may be raised on this proposition. The
plan is to have twelve thousand five hundred men in active
service at all times, andt anr equal number iii reserve, to be ready
at any moment for such service. The Constitution authorizes
Congress to make laws" for calling forth the militia to execute
the laws of the Union, suppress insurrections, and repel inva-
sionas." For no other cause have they power to do so. This,
however, looks very much like a scheme to callforth the
militia. "This," says the Secretary, would give an
armed military force of two hundred thousand men, so
drilled and stationed as to be ready to take their places in
the ranks in defence of the country, whenever called upon to
oppose the enemy, or repel the invader." The term ofser-
vice to be e'' s It is vely apparent that this is to be
a calltting ', '.. ",,''., as syntactically as if they were or-
dered to march to any given point where an enemy was land-
ing. If so, it will be a directf'violation of the Constitution;
fior there is at present nio pretence or fear of the occurrence ol
any of the exigencies which warrant. Congress in calling
forth the militia under any circumstances. The idea of pro-
viding this large military force, on the ground of being pro-
pared to oppose the enemy, or repel the invader," is ahsurd
and ridiculous. There is no probability that any foreign enemy
will ever hereafter make any serious invasion of this country.
Certainly there is no such prospect at the present time. We
may have controversies on one of our borders about ship tim-
ber, and on another we may be annoyed by the predatory in-
cursions of "patriots" from a foreign colony, but no nation
will make itself ridiculous by attempting to land an our
shores for anymore hostile purpose than to fire a village, or
plunder the inhabitants of a solitary settlement. The whole
project is one which will, if carried into effect, be not only
useless and mischievous, but in no small degree threatening
to our constitutional liberties and .riti ,. :.w To the militia
it is a project of the most serious ia.i.iT .i. Fi, y are the men
who are to be drawn from their families arid their pursuits,
and subjected to the hardships, the diseases, and the vices of
a camp-broken up in all their pursuits; and those of them
who survive the eight years' service will find themselves, by
their broken constitutions and long-established habits, unfit
for the dull pursuits of private life.
THE FISHKILL LETTER.
In our paper of Thursday we noticed an elec-
tioneering letter of four columns, purporting to
have been addressed by the President of the United
States, on the 30th of last month, to some gentle-
men in Fishkill, N.York, in answer to a letter from
them dated on the 8th of June last. The corre-
sponridence appeared in the Globe of October 17,
and was credited by it to the Poughkeepsie (N.
Y.) Telegraph," with the caption, Correspond-
ence between the President and a number of his
political opponents in Fishkill." The letter of
these political opponents" is dated Franklin-
dale, Dutchess county, New York, June 8,1840;"
and thl'e following letter from the same gentlemen
has appeared in the Poughkeepsie Eagle of Oc-
"FRANKLINDALE, OCT. 14, 1840,
Messrs. EDITORS: In the Telegraph of this day appears
a letter which purports to be from Mr. Van Buren, in answer
to one sent to him by the undersigned on the 8th of June last,
aid it appears to have been directed to us, but we have never
received any such letter, nor ever heard of it, until we saw it
this day in the Telegraph. Mr. Van Buren says in this letter
that he sends us two pamphlets, on the subject of Abolition
and a Protective Tariff, neither of which have are seen. We
call upon the Editor of the Telegraph to let us know how he
came by our correspondence and what business he or any
other person had with it before it was received by usl and
what has become of the pamphlets forwarded to us with the
letter We also call upon him to explain the whole of this
mysterious business. If the letter is genuine, and was for-
warded to us through the post office, as it purports to have
been, (for at the bottom of the letter it is directed to us,)
some one of Mr. Van Buren's faithful postmasters must have
been very unfaithful in the discharge of his duties.
E. D. Sweet, Edward Meriitt,
A. S. Mesier, Jas. Shields,
Hem y Mesier, John M. Goring,
Win. Massey, John Wood,
J. T. Nichols, Win. S. Sweet."
Is there to be no end to the difficulties in which
the President's electioneering movements are
constantly involving him ? If ever man had cause
to regret that he ever learned to write, that man
is His Excellency" MARTIN VAN BtIREN.
NEW PASTORAL RELATION.-The Rev. CHARLES RICH, of
Boston, has accepted the unanimous call of the Congregation
of the First Presbyterian Church of this city, as the Pastor
of the same, and is expected to enter on the duties of his ap-
pointment about the first of December next.
MORE TROOPS FOR FLORIDA.-Two hundred and twen-
ty-two recruits for the 7th Infantry, under the command of
Lieut. J. VAN HORNE, 3d Infantry, were embarked at New
York on Monday, on board the ship General Parkhill, for
Pilatka, Florida, via Savannah. Lieut. STEPHENS, 3d In-
fantry, Lieuts; SHERWOOD and HOMBER, 7th Infantry, and
Lieut. LusGENBEEL, 8h Infantry, were attached to the com-
NEW YORK, OCTOBER 24.
This city has been in a great turmoil ever since
yesterday evening, caused by the publication of
certain charges against leading Whigs of their hav-
ing been personally concerned in favoring the in-
troduction of illegal voters into this city in 1838,
and, inuendo, their being disposed to do the same
thing now. This charge is put forth by the Loco-
focos with as much gravity and earnestness as if
they were not in the undisputed practice of intro-
ducing illegal voters, and buying utp all sorts of
characters, with the promise of offices of all grades
in the gift of the Executive, from Foreign Minis-
ters down to tide-waiters. They have produced
the affidavit of one man as to what another man
has said, and upon such testimony have assailed
the character of such a man as Mr. GRINNELL, the
Representative in Congress from this city, whose
honorable reputaliin, it is not in the power of .ca-
lumny to taint. Yesterday, as one story is good
till another is told, the conspirators had it all their
own way. To-day, however, the tables are turn-
ed. We have in the morning papers the affidavit
of Mr. GLENTWORTH, the person upon whose pre.
tended say-so this calumny was based, and I beg
you to annex it to this paper to show what sort of
means are resorted to by the leading friends of the
Administration to save themselves and their ill-
gotten and worse-used honors and emoluments
from the searching operation ofreform," which
they have reason to dread. Subornation of perjury,
you will perceive, is the least ofthe offences against
society atid the laws, which have been employed by
them against the fair fame of honorable and upright
men. Say that the testimony ofMr. GLENTWORTH is
arraigned by them, as I hear that it will be, still he
is their own witness. They themselves have pro-
duced him, and, if his testimony would have been
good for them, it is equally good against them.
Thus, you see, as the Locofuco managers began
the campaign in Ohio some months ago with a
base and detestable f.r.'i, I) upon the Whig Cen-
tral Committee of that State, so they continue arind
end wilh forgery, or what is quite as bad. It be-
hooves the WHIGes, every where, forewarned by
this exposure here of deliberate and systematic
calumniation and falsification, to be upon their
guard against any and every stratagem of the
Spoilsmen, and to place no confidence in any
"card" they now choose to play, whether it be
the "last," or not yet the last in their pack.
The immediate consequence of this assault
upon Mr. GRINNELL and other respectable Whigs
is, that, though he had before peremptorily refus-
ed to be a candidate for re-election, he has in a
manful manner come forward, and last night re-
plied to a great body of his friends wlho went
down to his house, that he will yield his personal
convenience and wishes, and again stand a poll;
and such is the enthusiasm generated among tlie
%\ lhg-. by these incidents, that I should riot be
surprised if they were to carry the election in this
city, though, in the teeth of the active operations
of the army of offide-holders of the pretended
Democracy," it would be too much to calculate
upon such a result.
DEPOSITION OF MR. GLENTWORTH.
New York, 6s.-JAMKs B. GLENTWORTH, of the city of New
York, being duly sworn, saith that within the last thirty days,
at different times arid places, in the city of New York, he has
been applied to by JONATHAN D. STEVENSON, BENJAMIN F.
BUTLER, U.S. District Attorney, JEsse -i HOYT, Collector, anil
JOHN W. EDMONDS, to make statements that should implicate
Governor SEWARD and the leading friends of tie Governr it,
New York, in a charge of having countenanced frauds at the
election in New York city in the year 1838.
That a few days ago deponent was induced by said Steven-
son to go to the house of said B. F. Butler, at the door o'
which Mr. Edmonds joined us, and we went together to the
house of said Jesse Hoyt, Esq. which we entered, ant found
Mr. Hoyt at home. Presently we were joined by Mr. But-
ler. For a few minutes nothing was said, when Mr. Edmonds
remarked, we had better proceed to business."
Thereupon Mr. Butler said Mr. Stevenson had lately mame
important disclosures to him -I .,.-0,-, the Whig party, and if
deponent would come forward and make the necessary proof,
great good would fellow from it-that deponent would there-
by take a high stand-that deponent had been denounced by
the Whigs as a Locofoco, and had nothing to expect from
that party, but had every thing to expect from the other par-
ty-that deponent would earn the lastirng gratitude of tihe
country ; for his own part, as to money, he would divide his
last cent, or last crust with deponent. Thereupon Mr. Hoyt
said he would do the same.
Arid deponent further saith, that the said Stevenson repeat-
edsly assured deponent that if he would take a stand against'
them, the Whigs, the party (meaning the Administration
party) would be under u '. i ,..' ii i -i.. I' r i 1 1 could have
any office or any money, '-h'J ''t,'tlll, it 1 1%] Van Buren
would do any thing for me; and that I should hare the office
of consul at Havre; that Mr. Brent, who now has the office,
was old, and could be put out, as he was appointed by Gen
Jackson; and that he, Stevenson, would go to Washington
about it, but that was unnecessary, as Mr. Butler anti Mr.
Edmonds, who were the confidential friends of the President,
could and would effect it.
On another occasion Stevenson, to operate upon this de.
ponent, said Mr. Butler would give a thousand dollars, and
Mr. Hoyt the same, toward paying a certain demand egaiost
me. That last Sunday morning Mr. Edmnonds wie a note
to deponent, requesting deponent to call at Edmonds's house,
and di.ponent, upen receiving the note, went there, when
Edmsonds said, Well, I understand you have concluded not to
he of any service to us. To which depotent replied, that he
had o determined. Whereupon said Edmonds then threat-
ened deponent that deponent would be prosecuted-and de-
ponent further saith that Stevenson said to deponent that he
would compel the Governor to reappoint me to the office of
inspector-that he, StevenSon, would meet Mr. Grinntel or
Mr. Bowen with me, and, with a pair of loaded pistols, he,
Stevenson, would compel them to pledge themselves to secure
my reappointment to office by the Governor.
And further, deponent saith that over and over again over-
tures of money and office have been made to me, to implicate
the Governor and the leading members of ihe Whig party ;n
the city of New York. And the said Stevenson, in conver-
sation with deponent, after deponent and ie had left Mr.
Hoyt's house, on the occasion above referred to, and were
walking down together, said to deponent that Messrs. Butler,
Hoyt, and Edmonds could not enter into an agreement in
respect to any particular office at that time, because it wouli
look like a bargain with me to induce me to come forward,
and would defeat the object. But, said he, there is Mr. But-
ler, a oman of as much purity of character as any man in this
country, and he can do any thing with Mr. Van Buren-
did you riot hear him say he would divide the last cent or
crust with you 1 Here is Mr. Edmonds, aconfideniial friend
and correspondent of Mr. Van Buren, asil here is Mr. Htyt,
the collector-they can do any thing; and deponent believes
that Stevenson made these remarks because deponent declin-
ed to involve himself by acompliance with the overtures made
to deponent at Mr. Hoyt's house.
And deponent further saith that he is now satisfied that
he has been the dupe of a conspiracy which, under the pre-
tence of gaining the means to compel Gov. Seward to con-
tinue deponent in office, and thereby to assist deponent, has
from the beginning had for its object to induce deponent by
promises of reward, and then by THREATS OF PRO-
SECUTION, to become the instrument of violent attack
upon the Governor and the Whig party; and deponent fur-
ther adds, that in the progress of this affair the said Steven-
son has constantly spoken of the unlimited power he, the
said Stevenson, would acquire with the Administration party
if he should succeed in this attack upon the Whigs
JAS. B. GLENTWORTH.
Sworn this 23d day of October. 1840, before me.
JOS. P. PIRSSON,
Commissioner of Deeds,
GEN. HARRISON ON DUELLING.
NORTH BEND, APRIL 7TH, 1838.
You ask my opinion of the code of honor which decides
Controversies by a resort to the duel." I comply with your
request, and would do so more readily, if I could suppose
that any thing I could say would have any influence in put-
ting at, end to a practice which is the cause of so much indi-
vidual distress, and vi lates so many obligations of the moat
The arguments which may be used against duelling are
so obvious, and have been so often urged by persons much
more able to do them justice than I am, that I shall content
myself with giving you what may be termed my experience
in matters of this kind. And as this certainly does not ex-
hibit the practice in a very fascinating light, it may perhaps
have a better effect than any other mode of treating the sub-
ject that I can adopt.
I believe that there were more duels in the Northwestern
Army between the years 1791 and 1795, inclusive, than ever
took place in the same length of time, and among so small a
body of men as composed the commissioned officers of the
Army either in America, or any other country, at least in
modern times. I became an officer in the first mentioned
year, at so early an ape that it is not wonderful that I im-
plicitly adopted the opinions of the older officers, most of
whom were veterans of the Revolution, upon this as well as
upon other subjects connected with my conduct and duty in
the profession I had chosen. 1 believed, therefore, in. com-
mon with the larger portion of the officers, that no brave
man would decline a challenge, nor refrain from giving one,
whenever he cirisidered that his rights or feelings had been
trespassed upon. I must confess, too, that I was not alto-
gether free from the opinion that even honor might be ac-
quired by a well-fought duel. Fortunately, however, before
I was engaged in a duel, either as principal or second, which
terminated fatally to any one, I became convinced that all my
opinions on the subject were founded in error, and none ol
them more so than that which depicted the situation of the
successful duellist as either honorable or desirable. It could
not be honorable, because the greater portion of that class of
mankind whose good opinion of an individual confers honor
upon him were opposed to it. And I had the best evidence
to believe that in the grave of the fallen duellist was frequent-
ly buried the'peace and happiness of the survivor; the act
which deprived the one of existence planting a thorn in the
bosom of the other which would cosAinue to rankle and fes-
ter there to the end of his days. The conviction that such
was the case with men of good feelings and principles, was
produced by my witnessing the mental sufferings of an inti-
mate and valued friend, by whose hand a worthy man had
fallen. Several years had elapsed from the date of this affair
before I became acquainted with him.
We were soon after associated in the general staff of the
army, and for the greater part of two years we shared the
same tent or barrack room, arid often the same pallet. I had
therefore the opportunity of seeing the agony he often felt
when his mind recurred to the event which had deprived so-
ciety of a worthy member, and himself of an esteemed and
cherished acquaintance. Like the unhappy hermit in the
'r-,.,' lv of Douglas, he appeared, in his sleep, to hold dia-
... with the ghost ot the victim, of his superior skill in
the use of arms, or more perfect self-possession, and a witness
to them might have adopted the opinion of the youthful Nor-
val, that the happierlot was his who had fallen. Taking the
rules which govern such matters as the criterion, my friend
had nothing wherewi'th to accuse himself. The quarrel was
indeed fastened on him." Generous as brave, he had done
every thing to induce a withdrawal of the challenge, and
when, by a first file, his adversary was wounded, he anxious-
lv desired that the affair might there terminate. His propo-
sition was rejected; his second shot was fatal. What an in-
structive less.,n does this story present to him who would re-
sort to this mode of settling a personal difficulty, arid who
possesses common sensibility and the principles of humanity
and hteonor the sad alternative, his own death or a subse-
quent life of bitter regret anid sorrow. A short experience in
the army convinced me also that fighting a duel was not an
undoubted test of ,i,o ...i-.i.-. I know instances of duels,
and desperate duol-, in. Lig itglt 1-v men who would nothave
been selected, by .ff.ir.. v-. knri* them, t, lead a forlorn
hope. On the contrary, I possessed the most positive testi-
mony to prove that some of the bravest men would not be
engaged in an affair of the kind under any circumstances.
I present you with a reminiscence of my early military
life, I introduce it not only to su-i,ii, my position, but from
the respect I entertain or the rn,-m..I) --I a gallant brother
officer long since called to receive in another world his re-
ward tor having preferred the praise of God to the praise
In the summer of the year 1793, Lieutenant Drake, of the
infantry of the 2d sub-legion, received a marked insult from
another officer. Manif sting no di-posilion to call hirrn to atn
account, some of those who wished him well, amongst whom
I was one, spoke to him on the subject, expressing our fears
that his reputation as an officer would greatly suffer if he
permitted such an insult to pass unnoticed. The answer that
he gave me cas, that he cared not what opinions the officers
might form of him, he was determined to pursue his own
course. That course was so novel in the army that it lost
him, as I supposed it would, the respect of nearly all the offi-
cers. The ensuing summer, however, gave Mr. Drake an
opportunity of vindicating most triumiphaintly his conduct and
principles. He had been stationed in a small fortress, which
had been erected by General Wayne during the winter, up-
on the spot in which they had the previous day deposited a
quantity of provisions, which had been rendered remarkable
oy the defeat of General St. Clair's army, three days before.
The garrison consisted of a single rifle company and thirty
infantry, and of the latter Drake was the immediate com-
imaidor. In the beginning of July, 1794, a detachment of
the army, consisting of several hundred men, under the com-
mand ot Major McMalhon, being encamped near the fort,
which they had escorted from the cantonment of the army at
Greenville, were attacked early in the morning by upwards
of three thousand Indians. The troops made a gallant re-
sistance, but, being turned on both flanks, and in danger
of being surrounded, they retreated to the open ground around
From this, too, they were soon dislodged by the overpow-
ering force of the enemy; in the retreat many wounded men
were in danger of being left, which being observed from thu
fort, the commandant, Captain Gibson, directed his own
lieutenant to tak- tim infantry (Drak,'s particular command)
and a portion of the riflemen, and sally out to their relit
To this Drake objected, and claimed the right to 'omqmand
his own men, aimi, ts a senior to the other lieutenant, his
right also to the whole command. 0, very well, sir," said
the captain, if such is your wish, take it." "It. is my wish,
sir, rodo my duty, anil 1 will endeavor to do it, n,,w and at
all tines," was ihe modest reply of Drake. He accordingly
sallied out; skitfilly interposed his detachment between the
i nlii;ii mops and the enemy ; opened upon them a ho,
,r, r,,r. -,,., their advance, and gave an opportunity to the
wounded to effect their escape, and to the broken and retreat-
ing companies of our troops to re-ftrm, and again to face the
enemy. 1 Itr -,. ..... the whole affair, Drake's activity, skill,
and extraordinary self-possession were most conspicuous.
The enemy of course observed it, as well as his friends. The
numerous shots directed at him, however, like the arrows of
Teucer aimed at the heart of Hector, were turned aside by
providential interference, until he had accomplished all that
he had been sent to perform. He then received a ball through
his body and fell ; a faithful corporal came to his assistance
and wilh his aid he reached the fort; asd those two were the
last of the retreating party that entered it; Drake made it a
point ol honor that it should be so. Mr. Drake was render-
ed unfit for duty for a long time by his wound. He had rot,
indeed, recovered from it in the summer of 1796, when he
was umy guest, when in command at Fort Washington, (Cin-
cmnnati,) on his way, on furlough, to visit his native State,
Connecticut. His friends, however, enjoyed his presence but
a short time; having, as I understood, taken the yellow fever
in passing through Philadelphia, he died in a few days after
he roebuhd his homim.
I have yet another reminiscence, the relation of which may
serve the cause you have so much at heart:
An officer of the army had so often and so unnecessarily
wounded the feelings of another of the same corps, the du-
ties of which made their associations indispensable, that he
considered himself bound to demand satisfaction in the usual
way. They met, and the injured man fell, receiving a mor-
tal wound, as it was anticipated he would, from the superior
skill of his antagonist in the use of the weapon which they
used. Being possessed of a high erade of talents and an
amiable character, he had the sympathy of all the officers.
With others, I visited him after he had been removed to his
quarters. He expressed a desire to see the officer with
whom he had fought, and I was present at the interview. I
wish I could describe, as it merits, this interesting scene.
The circumstances attending it were so deeply impressed
upon my mind that they never can be effaced as long as me-
mory holds its seat.
In the tent were some half dozen officers, the friends of the
dying man, (for he had, from his amiable qualities, many and
warm ones,) exhibiting unequivocal evidences of their sor-
row. Conspicuous above the rest, and near the head of the
rude couch, was the manly form of the commandant of the
corps to which both the duellists belonged, (the beau ideal
of chivalrous valor, and the Chevalier de Bayard of the
army,) endeavoring to stifle, as best he could, the feelings
which agitated his bosom. At a little distance, and in full
view of the victim of his passions, sat insensible : but
I1 must restrain the indignation which I still feel. He was
my brother officer-we shared together the perils of a diffi-
cult war-and, in battle, I know that he did his duly-and,
whatever might have been his conduct to others, I neier had
personally any reason to complain of him. But there be sat,
apparently, at least, unaffected by the mischief he had done,
by burying in an untimely grave a man who had never in-
jured him, whosearm might be needed in the pending deci-
sive battle with the hitherto triumphant enemies of his coun-
try, and whose intellect might at some future time have been
usefully employed in its councils.' The severe bodily pain
which the dying officer had for some time suffered had ceas-
ed, and that calm and ease succeeded, which is the unequi-
vocal harbinger of approaching death, and which a gracious
Providence has provided for the mortally wounded soldier, to
enable him to offer a last prayer for his distant family, if he
has one, or for the pardon of his own sins. Turning his in-
telligent eye upon his late antagonist, he mildly said, he
had desired to see him for the purpose of assuring him of his
sincere forgivene,--that, he wished him happiness in this
world-oand that, as the means of securing it, he recommend-
ed to him, with the sincerity of a dying man, to endeavor to
restrain the ii. lenre of his passions, the irndulernce of which
had deprived one of life who had neenr injured him in
thought or deed."
You will expect me to state what effect the scenes I have
described hail in forming my own principles, and governing
my cn tondurt. I have already stated an entire change in
my seniire.ts .-.n the subject of duelling from those which I
entertismd upon my first entering the army, and for wMich no
t cuso can be offered but my extreme youth, and the bad ex-
amples continually before me. In almost every other case,
possessed of the deliberate opinions of a man, you might safe-
ly conclude that this conduct would be in conformity to them.
But such, alas! is not the case with nmen of the world in re-
lation to the laws which form the cede of honor." Ab-
stractedly considered, they all condemn them, while in prac-
tice they adopt them. In all other cases independent men
act from their own conviction, but in this case upon the opin-
ion of others.
I acknowledge, then, that the change of my opinion, which
I have admitted in relation to duelling,,had no other influence
on my conduct than to determine me never to be the aggres-
sor. But, although resolved to offer no insult nor inflict any
injury, I was determined to suffer none. When I left the
army, however, and retired to civil life, I considered myself
authorized greatly to narrow the ground upon which I would
be willing to resort to a personal combat. To the determina-
:ion which I had previously made, to offer no insult oinflict
any injury to give occasion to any one to call upon me in this
way-for, after witnessing the scene which I have last de-
scribed, the wealth and honors of the world would net have
tempted me to level a pistol at the breast of a man whom I
injured-I resolved to disregard all remarks upon my conduct
which could not be construed into a deliberate insult, or any
injury which did not affect my reputation or the happiness
and peace of my family.
When I had the honor to be called upon to command the
Northwestern army, recollecting the number of gallant men
that had fallen in the firmer war, in personal combat, I diter-
miued to use all the authority and all the influence of my sta-
tion to prevent the recurrence. To take away the principal
source from which they spring, in an address to the Pennsyl-
vania brigade, at Sandusky, I declared it to be my determina-
tion te prevent, by all the means that the military laws placed
in my hands, any injury, or even insult, which eibuld be of-
tfered by the superior to inferior officers. I cannot say what
influence this course, upon my part, may have produced in
ihe result. But I state with pleasure, that there was not a
single duel, nor, as far as I know, a challenge given, while I
retained ihe command.
In relation to my present sentiments, a sense of higher ob-
ligations than human laws or human opinions can impose,
has determined me never, on any occasion, to accept a chal-
lenge or seek redress for a personal injury by a resort to the
laws which compose the code of honor.
W. H. HARRISON.
The next representation from the State of South
Carolina will stand as in the present Congress-
one Whig to eight Administration. The following
are the names of the Representatives:
J. E. HOLMES, re-elected without opposition.
R. B. RirTT, re-elected without opposition.
JOHN CAMPBELL, re-elected without opposition.
P. C. CALDWELL is elected in the Newbury district over
Gen. ROGERS is elected in the Spartansburg district with-
Dr. W. BUTLER (Whig) has been elected in the Pendleton
and Greenville districts (Mr. Thompson's) over two Admin-
S. H. BUTLER, re-elected in the Barnwell district without
F. W. PICKENS, re-elected in the Edgefleld district without
THoMAs D. SUMTER is re-elected in the Kershaw district.
NATURALIZATION FRAUD AT PHILADELPHIA.
The magnitude of the fraud which is now known and ad-
mitted to have been accomplished at the recent election in
Philadelphia city and county is really calculated to excite
astonishment. The Philadelphia Gazette of Wednesday
contains a large mass of names which are understood to have
been fraudulently interpolated in the records of the court, as
of persons who had filed their declaration of intention to be-
come citizens two years ago-so as to confer on them the
privilege of voting. And it is stated in the Philadelphia Sen-
tinel that no less than thirty leaves, containing pretended de-
clarations of aliens, and printed in exact imitation of the
genuine, have been interpolated in the Book of Declarations
of the Court of Quartet Sessions of that countty. These
thirty leaves-sixty pages, we presume-of counterfeit decla-
rations all bear date in 1838, so as to make them two years
prior to the elections of the present year. Such a monstrous
forgery-such a wholesale fraud upon the rights cf ihe legal
voter-is enough to make one shudder, especially when it is
known that, alter the forgery in the record is successfully ac-
complished, the clime ofdcliberale perjury must beyet added,
to make that of forgery available for the object intended.
Every individual claiming to vote under these forged papers,
comprised in sixty peges of the record, must make oath that
he had declared his intentions" two years previously ; and
this oath of the party applicant must be supported by the at-
testation of a qualified voter, also under oath, that he had re-
sided five years in the Uiited States. Such wholesale for-
gery and perjury, with a view to corrupt the ballot-box, andi
to carry an election against the will of the legal voters, is
We rjoice to perceive that the Court of General Sessions,
whose records have been thus sported with. are busily enga-
ged in the endeavor to ascertain the extent of the fraud, and
to discover its authors, to the end that the latter may be
handed over to the insulted laws of the land. Every honest
man must wish success to this judicial effort-for elections,
instead of being free, are a mere farce and impsition, if such
frauds can be perpetrated with impunity. Meantime, we
may learn something of the manner of swelling out a ma-
jority in Philadelphia county i-Balt. Patriot.
The Savannah Georgian contains information derived
from a correspondent at Foit Holmes of the capture on the
6th instant of a mail by Indians from the express rider, con-
taining Government despatches. The rider saw the Indiana
before they fired, and throwing himself at lerngih up..n the
horse galloped through the enemy, about f.urten ol whI.ne
fired at him, and one ball carried away his hat. He however
escaped without a wound, but his horse ran ahout 100 yards
and fell; the rider seized the mail hags and fled towards Fort
Mitchell, pursued by the Indians as far as Orange Creek, a
distance of four miles, when he effected his escape; the bags
he had been obliged to drop in the course ofthechase. Lieut.
J. McKrtiSTRy, of the 2d infantry, with 25 men, started in
pursuit, but without discovering more than the trail of the
Indians and the larger Fortion of the mail, the letters being
unopened. All the Government despatches, which are sup-
posed to contain important information with regard to the
opening campaign, were carried off, thus establishing the
proof that the Indians have with them some who can read;
the envelope of the official papers was also found on the spot.
LATTER DAY SatINTs.-The Livetpool Chronicle contains
The Now York packet ship North America, Captain.
Lowbar, sailed on Tuesday week, with 19 cabin passengers
and 200 in the steerage. The whole of the steerage passen-
gers belong to a sect called Ltter Day Saints,' [Mormons,]
and are bound for Quincy, in the State of Michigan, [Ili-
nois,] on the borders of the Mississippi, where a settlement
has been provided for them by one of their sect, who has
purchased a large tract of land. We understand that up-
wards of 2,000 are in treaty to embark early next spring for
the same locality. A great portion of those who sailed in
the North America are members of the Total Abstinence
Society, and are from Leicestershire and Herefords'hire.
They were shipped by the respectable house of FitzLugh4 &
Grimshaw, of this town,"
A FOUL.CONSPIRACY EXPLODED, AND
THE CONSPIRATORS CAUGHT IN THEIR
Our minds have been for some days prepared
for the last desperate card to be played by the Lo-
cofocos, for the purpose of arresting the progress
of the Whig cause. We had heard that letters
had been received from New York, by the Presi-
dent, announcing that some great move was to be
made to revive the falling fortunes of the Admin-
istration. We confess, however, that, whatever
opinions we may have entertained of the unprin-
cipled and unscrupulous character of many of our
political opponents, we could not have supposed
that means at once so despicable and base, so
weak and futile, would have been resorted to,
even in such a cause. In the wisdom of Provi-
dence it often occurs that the sagacity of unprin-
cipled men is not equal to their malignity. The
very measures upon which they have calculated
for success prove deceptive, and they fall into the
very nets they had laid for their opponents.
The conspiracy which has exploded in New
York furnishes a striking proof of these views.
The accusations which have been preferred were
so minute in the statements of individuals who
were implicated, of acts alleged to have been done,
and so precise as to dates and places, as to be
calculated to give some appearance of color to the
charges. These very circumstances have, however,
furnished the means of bringing to bear upon the
subject a mass of testimony so powerful and
conclusive as to destroy the last shred of plausi-
bility which the charge ever carried on its face.
The summary of the case, as it now stands, is
this: An individual of the name of JAMEs B.
GLENTWORTH, holding the office of tobacco in-
spector, has made an affidavit, in which he avers
that JESse HOYT, Collector of New York, BEN-
JAMIN F. BUTLER, late Attorney General, and now
District Attorney of New York, and JOHN W.
EDMONDS, who is announced as the intimate per-
sonal friend and correspondent of the President,
made repeated attempts upon him to induce him
to become an instrument in assailing the charac-
ter and conduct of certaip leading individuals of
the Whig party. They promised him, as a com-
pensation for his services in this behalf, money
and office, and the lasting gratitude of his country.
The next individual who appears on the stage,
and the principal witness, is JONA. D. STEVENSON,
whose affidavit will be found below, who states
from hearsay several circumstances going to prove
that a large sum of money, amounting to about
nine thousand dollars, was expended in the au-
tumn of 1838, principally for the purpose of pro-
curing illegal and unqualified voters from Phila-
delphia to go on to New York and vote for the
Among the names of the individuals thus impli-
cated are the Hon. MosEs H. GRINNELL, R. M.
BLATCHFPORD, R. C. WETMORE, SIMEON DRAPER,
JA^MES BOWEN, GIDEON W. HAVENS, and ROBERT
SWARTWOUT, of New York, JOHN SWIFT, Mayor of
Philadelphia, ROBERT MILLER, JOHN SAUNDERS,
BELA BADGER, JAMES THORNTON, JAMES YOUNG,
and SOLOMON B. WALKER, of Philadelphia.
Each of these individuals has come forward
and stamped with the mark of falsehood, gross,
premeditated, deliberate falsehood, the various al-
m legations made by STEVENSON, in which they are
personally implicated. Their statements are cor-
roborated by a mass of other testimony which can
leave not a hook upon which a doubtcan be hung
that the whole accusation is a base and unprinci-
pled slander; a plot set on foot by the individual-
in New York whose names we have given above,
founded in malignity and developed through the
medium of perjury and subornation of perjury.
We understand that the whole subject will un-
dergo a thorough judicial investigation, and we
leave Mr. BUTLER, with the transparent purity
of character" which he attributed to his friend
VROOM, of New Jersey, under similar circum-
stances, Mr. HOYT, and Mr. EDMONDS to reap the
harvest of which they have sown the seeds.
This vile conspiracy, "the last card" of desper-
ate gamesters, has been brought out obviously for
the purpose of exciting a feeling of indignation
against the Whig party ; to operate upon distant
States in the coming elections, in the hope that,
from the remoteness of their situation and the lit-
tle time allowed to detect and expose the scheme,
the antidote could not be received in time to ar-
rest the progress of the poison. It has, however,
been promptly met, exposed, and put down, and
our confidence in the honor of the American
People gives us full assurance that the conse-
quences of this base and profligate act will fall
with the weight of a deadly and irreversible sen-
tence of condemnation upon all who have partici-
pated in the nefarious plot. We now learn whai
were the professional and political engagements"
which Mr. BUTLER, in his famous New Bruns-
wick speech, informed his auditors would occupy
him until after the November elections.
A reference to the subjoined affidavits will show,
beyond doubt, that the only shadow of a shade
upon which to base this whole proceeding was an
honest, honorable, and perfectly legal act, on the
part of the gentlemen sought to be implicated, ol
endeavoring to prevent the introduction of spuri-
Ous votes by the Locofoco party. Out of this small
material the whcle plot has been concocted.
The plot, it appears, was to have bean kept
back until the eve of the election, but for the in-
discretion of the Globe in prematurely letting the
cat out of the bag.
DEPOSITION OF Ma. GLENTWORTH.
New York, ss.-JAMES B. GLENTWORTH, ofthecity of New
York, being duly sworn, saith that within the last thirty days,
at different times and places, in the city of New York, he has
been applied to by JONATHAN D. STEVENSON, BENJAMIN F.
BrrTLER, U.S. District Attorney, JESSE HovT, Collector, and
JOHN W. EDN,--r.s, to make statements that should implicate
Governor SEWARD and the leading friends of the Governor in
New York, in a charge of having countenanced frauds at the
election in New York city in the year 1838.
That a few days ago deponent was induced by said Steven.
son to go to the house of said B. F. Butler, at the door of
which Mr. Edmonds joined us, and we went together to the
house of said Jesse Hoyt, Eiq. which we entered, and found
Mr. -Hoyt at home. Presently we were joined by Mr. But-
ler. For a few minutes nothing was said, when Mr. Edm )nds
remarked, we had better proceed to business."
Thereupon Mr. Butler s8id Mr. Stevenson had lately made
important disclosures to him affecting the Whig party, and if
deponent would come forward and make the necessary proof,
great good would fellow from it-that deponent would there-
by take a high stand-that deponent had been denounced by
the Whigs as a Locofoco, and had nothing to expect from
that party, but had every thing to expect from the other par-
ty-that deponent would earn the lasting gratitude of the
country; for his own part, as to money, he would divide his
Mast ent, or last crust with deponent. Thereupon Mr. Hoyt
paidke would do the sante.
'And deponent further saith, that the said Stevenson repeat- 'your fullest confidence. Jas. B. Glentworth" And with
edly assured deponent that if he would take a stand against this letter proceeded from this city on the llth of October in-
them, the Whigs, the party (meaning the Administration stant, and on the evening of that day waited on Col. Swift,
party) would be under such obligations to me that I could have Mayor of Philadelphia, at his house, No. 107, south Tenth
any office or any money, and especially, that Mr. Van Buren street, and delivered the letter to him; and thereupon said to
would do any thing for me; and that I should have the office him, after he had read the letter, that the object of depoN
of consul at Havre, that Mr. Brent, who now has the office, nent's visit was to make similar arrangements with those made
was old, and could be put out, as he was appointed by Gen. by Glentworth in the fall of 1838 and spring of 1839, and ask-
Jackson; and that he, Stevenson, would go to Washington ed him if he could aid him. He, Swift, said he would. I
about it, but that was unnecessary, as Mr. Butler and Mr. then asked where I could find Miller and Young, his depu-
Edmonds, who were the confidential friends of the President, ties. He replied, that they were engaged on special duty
could and would effect it. that evening, but if I would come to his office between 9 and
On another occasion Stevenson, to operate upon this de- 10 o'clock in the morning, he would, by a wink, point them
ponent, said Mr. Butler would give a thousand dollars, and out to me. He then asked me what my object particularly
Mr. Hoyt the same, toward paying a certain demand against was at this time. 1 told him it was to obtain lists of names
me. That last Sunday morning Mr. Edmonds wieote a note that could be registered, and that I was desirous to get as
to deponent, requesting deponent to call at Edmonds's house, many of the men who were on before as possible-that when
and deponent, upon receiving the note, went there, when they came on they would better understand themselves; this
Edmonds said, Well, I understand you have concluded not to he said was desirable, and that I could place the fullest confi-
be of any service to us. To which depor.ent replied, that he dence in Miller.
had so determined. Whereupon said Edmonds then threat- s. I asked him what wasthe best time for metoe Fee Bela Bad-
ened deponent that deponent would be prosecuted--and de- ger; he replied, in the morning, and that he would arrange it,
ponent further saith that Stevenson said to deponent that he it' I chose; that I might place the fullest reliance upon his and
would compel the Governor to reappoint me to the office of Badger's aid. I then asked him when it would be best to have
inspector-that he, Stevenson, would meet Mr. Grinnell or a meeting with some of those men, such as Young and Miller,
Mr. Bowen with me, and, with a pair of loaded pistols, he, naming them, and at the same time suggesting Riston's.
Stevenson, would compel them to pledge themselves to secure He said Riston was not to be trusted ; that he was an in-
my reappointment to office by the Governor, temperate, noisy fellow, and that he could not consent to a
And further, deponent saith that over and over again over- meeting of any of his officers at his, Riston's, house. I then
lures of money and office have been made to me, to implicate told him that i understood Glentworth to say that he, Riston,
the Governor and the leading members of the Whig party in had on a former occasion cashed checks for him, and he,
the city of New York. And the said Stevenson, in conver- Swift, was present at Riston's house with Miller and Young,
station with deponent, after deponent and he had left Mr. in November, 1838; to which he said yes, but it was danger-
Hoyt's house, on the occasion above referred to, and were ous, and had like to have caused detection ; notwithstanding
walking down together, said to deponent that Messrs. Butler, he, Swift, had been most cautious in all his movements to
Hoyt, dond Edmonds could not enter into an agreement in avoid being known in the affair. On the next day, I went
respect to any particular office at that time, because it would about ten o'clock to the Mayor's office, where he introduced
look like a bargain with me to induce me to come forward, me to Robert Miller. Miller and myself walked into the Park
and would defeat the object. But, said he, there is Mr. But- back of the State House, and Miller agreed to furnish me a
ler, a man of as much purity of character as any man in this li~t of names by half past three o'clock. He stated to me that
country, and he can do any thing with Mr. Van Buren- he and his men voted in New York at the November elec-
did you niot hear him say he would divide the last cent or lion, in 1838,in nearly all the wards, and that he saw most of
crust with you 'I Here is Mr. Edmonds, a confidential friend the Whig Committee in their room; he said he would send
and correspondent of Mr. Van Buren, and here is Mr. Hoyt, me as many of the old men, meaning those that were on be-
the collector-they can do any thing ; and deponent believes fore, as possible, whose names on the list would be marked
that Stevenson made these remarks because deponent decline. with a cross, X.
ed to involve himself by a compliance with the overtures made Upon this 1 left Miller and went in search of Saunders
to deponent at Mr. Hoyt's house, and Thornton, and found them on the side-walk in front of
And deponent further saith that he is now satisfied that the State House, and asked -them if they knew Glentworth,
he has been the dupe of a conspiracy which, under the tire- of New York; to which they replied, yes. I informed them
tence of gaining the means to compel Guov. Seward to con- that I had come on the same business that he had in 1838
tinue deponent in office, and thereby to assist deponent, has and 1839, and asked whether they could furnish me with some
from the beginning had for its object to induce deponent by men for the coming election in November. They said, yes,
promises of reward, and then by THREATS OF PRO- upon the same terms they had furnished then to Glentworth,
SECUTION, to become the instrument of violent attack which was thirty dollars a man. They then agreed to meet
upon the Governor and the Whig party ; and deponent fur- me at the watch-box at the corner of Chestnut and Sixth
other adds, that in the progress of this affair the said Steven- streets, at seven o'clock that evening, at which time they said
son has constantly spoken of the unlimited power he, thi they would furnish me with a list of the men they would pro-
said Stevenson, would acquire with the Administration party cure, which should consist, principally, of the men they had
if he should succeed in this attack upon the Whigs sent on before, and the names of all such as were on before
JAS. B. GLENTWORTH. should be marked on that list with a cross. They said they
Sworn this 23d day of October, 1840, biefiore me. were both in New York with the men in the spring of 1839,
JOS. P. PIRSSON, at the election in April; that they were frequently spoken
Commissioner of Deeds, to at the polls by citizens in New York who knew them,and
that the excuse they gave for being there was that they had
come on to prevent the Philadelphia Locofocus from voting in
DEPOSITION OF JONA. D. STEVENSON. New York.
City and County of New York, ss: I saw Saunders a second time at the rooms of the County
Jonathan D. Stevenson, of the city of New York, being Commissioners. I asked him if he knew any of the Execu-
duly sworn, doth depose and say that he is well acquainted tive Comnittee of New York. He said he had seen them
with James B. Glentworth, of the city of New York, tobacco all; that he was well acquainted with Noah Cook, who aided
inspector for the pirt of New York; that deponient was in changing clothes of the persons who voted. Saunders
desirous to know whether the said Glentworth would be con- said he had operated in the Eighth, Seventeenth, Fifth, Se-
tinued in the office, or reappointed in the event of the success cond, Sixth, and Fourth wards, in the city of New York;
of Governor Seward. That Glentworth thereupon informed lhat he could not meet at seven, as agreed upon, but that
this deponent that he could command his reappoint.enet, and Thornton would furnish a list for both of them. Saunders
that the persons having the central power would riot dare to resides at 184 North Second street. At 2 o'clock I saw Bela
remove him, as he had them in his power, and that he was Badger; ascertained from him that he had written to Glent-
possessed of documentary evidence by which hie could enforce worth before, under the name of George W. Rhawn, No. 293
it. Deponent, not knowing what his power or documents North Secind street; promised to furnish me a list of men di-
were, became anxious to know what control he had, and reacted to Mr. Jarvis, 190 Upper Post Office, city of New
what documents he was possessed of, and therefore a.-ke,' York. Badger said he wished he had twenty-five men from
said Glentworth to show tiem, intending at the time to aid New York on here, (Philadelphia,) as he could vote them
him, if it was fair and honorable, and without the slightest! three hundred times, as he had the names on the list. He
idea that such exhibition would lead to the result heteinafie, -aid Looney was a good fellow, and could be depended upon;
stated. Some time in September last, said Glentworth gavi that he (Looney) had oiten furnished him (Badger) with men.
this deponent a history of his operations, and stated that, at That on one occasion he furnished 170 men. Badger said
the instance of R. M. Blatchford, Simeon Draper, James that Charles Swint could not be depended upon; that he
'Bowen, R. C. Wetmore, and Moses H. Grinnell, he wen, was a Swiss, and had become a poor sot, and advised that I
from this city to Philadelphia, in the month of October, 1838, had better not see either him or John Swint, us Charles
just previous to the fall election, to procure persons to com, Swint nearly caused an exposure of the whole affair before,
on to this city to vote at said election. That he went on with 'n consequence of his not paving the men he took to New
Robert Swartwout, and wai, with said Robert Swartwout, York on that occasion ; that he, (Badger,) Mayor Swift, and
appointed for that purpose. That, while there, he continued others, had raised the money and paid them after they came
making his arrangements and employing persons to procure back. Badger said he had a spy upon all his men, and knew
voters to be sent on until the Friday preceding the election, which of them did their work well while in New York; and
when James Bowen sent on a man, by the name of Ford' that his list should be composed of such men as understood
with a letter to him, Glentworth, containing five hundred dol- themselves, and could be depended upon. Half-past three
lars, and requesting hlp to stop all further proceedings anm! ,'clock, 1 saw Miller in the Park, back of the Sti ,e h.U-w
arrangements, and with directions to compensate the met As I approached him, he said, go into Washington square,
and leaders, and quiet them as much as possible, and so let and I will follow. I did so. He joined me there, and gave
the matter drop. me a list of names. He stated that all those which were
That this letter reached him on Friay evening. On the checked with a pencil were in New York before, and voted
next morning he left Philadelphia for New York, and on hi- io several of the wards. He said Benjamin Bowne and
arrival in New York he had an interview with Bowen, Blatt h- Mitchel Graham might be registered in every ward, antd they
ford, Draper, Grinnell, and Wetmore, at Blaichford's office would swear through, if necessary. He said his list here-
at which he, Glentworth, informed them that to attempt tl onto annexed (marked E) was composed of the most desper-
s'op the affair would lead to a full exposure; the excuse th,,.) Ie, daring fellows in the State, who could whip their weight
offered for wishing to stop was the want of funds. Aft in wilo4ats, anid, if properly managed, would vote in every
some conversation they separated, agreeing to meet at Dra ward in the city. Hie stated he would come on with them,
per's house on Saturday night, at 10 o'clock, each to see whai antd he must have $30 per mary, which was the price Glent-
could be done in the way of funds in the mean time. At th, worth paid him in November, 1838. He said Col. Swift
time appointed they all met at Draper's house, where it wa the Mayor of Philadelphia) was present at the house of
determined to proceed, and they again separated at 2 o'clock George Riston wiih Young and himself when Glentworth
on Sunday n,..rnin,, At this time Draper gave him tw, paid him anid Young their money, which, as they understood
sight drafts in' bar,-Iiiil, of Philadelphia, for one thousand it the time, Glentworth obtained from Riston for a check
dollars each, or drafts for two thousand dollars. That he, which Riston had discounted for him. On the 12ih, at 7
Glentworth, again left the city for Philadelphia, on Sunda, o'clock P. M. I saw Robert Looney, plumber, at his house
morning, with said drafts and other funds. As soon as h,, ino Seventh street. I told him my business was the same as
reached Philadelphia he saw Mr, Gill, who at once gave him Glentworth'swas in 1838 and '39, and I asked him if he could
checks on the United States Bank for the amount of the furnish me some men; he said yes, many of whom should be
drafts, one of which checks was cashed foir him, Glentworth the same that were on to New York before, and at the same
by Mr. Bridges or Dorrance, of the United States Hotel, atid price Glentworth paid him. He said he understood his men,
the other by George Riston, a broker of Philadelphia. Thai and that he would send such as would swear through in ev-
he, Glentworth, on the same day, met by appointment at thi, ry ward, if necessary; that he had often furnished men here,
house of George Riston, (at which Riston cashed the check (Philadelphia,) particularly for the election between Naylor
before spoken of,) James Young, a police officer, Robert Mil- andi Ingersoll; that on that occasion he had twentymen who,
ler, then a captain of the watch, and Mr. Swift, the Mayor iy changing hats, had voted in every ward. He said Glent-
of Philadelphia. That he, G'entworth, then in the presence worth had paid him like a man, and that he should be prompt-
of Mayor Swift and Riston, paid Miller five hundred anti ly served. He stipulated that the money should be paid him
sixty dollars, and Young the sume ofeight hundred and sixty- in advance, as the men would work with better heart if paid
eight dollars, in consideration of which they were to bring beforehand. This interview with him was in a room back of
or send on to New York voters, at twenty five or thirty his store.
dollars a head, a list of which they each furnished. That After an interview ofabout half an hour, we parted, having
this payment was made on Sunday, the 4th day of Novem- agreed to meet again at his house at 2 o'clock on the 13th,
bher, 1838, and he took from them each a receipt for the amount when he was to furnish me a list of men to be registered in
so paid-the originals of which hlie exhibited to deponent. New York. He agreed that, if I wanted more men than the
He further stated that the same kind of scheme was arrang- list he gave me, I was to write him a letter, ordering pipe.
ed for the spring elections of 1839, in New York, and that And it was understood that, for every foot of pipe'ordered, he
he went to Philadelphia to make the arrangements. That, was to consider it an order for another man.
in the spring of 1839, Henry W. Havens, of the city of New Half past seven o'clock.-I saw Thornton at the watch
York, was sent on from New York to him at Philadelphia, box on the corner of Sixth street and Chestnut street; I went
with two thousand dollars from Bowen ; that Havens reach- with him to Parker's oyster cellar, where I received a list.
ed Philadelphia at 12 o'clock on the night ofthe8th ofApril; (For particulars refer to mew. attached to list of names he
that he (Glentworth) met Havens at the railroad depot, froni gave me, marked D.)
which place Hlavens accompanied him and Charles Swint in 13th Oct. half past ten a. m.-I saw JamesYoung, high
a hack to Sanderson's hotel, at which place he (Havens) constable, asked him if he could furnish any men ; he said he
entered a fictitious name upon the boiks ; that Havens san could make 'up a list who would vote in every ward-that
him pay Swint $500 of the money Havens brought on to most of them would be the same who had voted before, parti-
him, for which money he stated that he took Swint's receipt, cularly Chailes Swint, who, he said, voted in sixteen wards.
which receipt he showed to me, deponent; he also stated that I asked him if he voted himself; he said he had in a number
Havens well knew the object for which that money was paid of wards, but he particularly recollected the 6th ward. I
to Swint; that Havens the next morning returned to New asked him if he was present with Miller and Mayor Swift
York ; Glentworth also stated that Noah Cook, of the city at Riston's on any night in November, 1838; he said that he
of New York, brought men down from Albany, and chang- was, and that Glentworth paid him andi Miller io the pre-
ed their clothing to enable them to, and that they did go t, since of the Mayor and Riston. He said he had received
different wards to vote, and that Noah Cook was at that timpe 30 a man, and that he should expect to receive the same
a member of the Assembly; that this was in the year 1839 ; again ; he said he could not furnish me a list to-day, but that
and he atso said that Noah Conok aided in changing the he would make oat one by the mail of to-morrow for New
dresses of men, that they might vote in different wards, anti York, and sendi it to me with every particular; that the
that Noah Cook took an active part in the arrangements thu- namis should be the real ones of the men. I ordered them
made for the November election of 1838; that William C. to be enclosed to Mr. Jarvis, box No. 190, Upper post office.
Lawrence and J. Nathan were the secretaries andI aids in the He said I couli write to him, directed to James Young, High
upper committee room of the Nalional Hall, in directing andi Constable, Philadelphia.
sending out the men to different wards. 2 p. m.-I saw Looney and received his list. He said the
That one Robert Looney, of Philadelphia, had] also sent two men marked were on to New York before, and voted in
on men from Philadelphia to vote, who, after they arrived in every ward; the one marked good, Looney said would aote
this cily, were sent out to the Alms-house, where one Me- in every ward if registered-the names are all in Looney's
Ardle, who was at that time employed, then took charge ol handwriting, and this list was'signid by him in my presence,
them-that McArdle is now a keeper at the Debtor's Prison and is hereunto annexed, marked F. At this interview,
-that the superintendent of the shoemaker's department Lotiney admitted that he received $700 from Glentworth. He
knew this to be true, as well as the physician of the Alms- uaid our merchants must be good fellows to bleed so freely.
house-that Bela Badger, of Philaduiphia, was concerned He said he was the first man in the cily who ever attempted
with him in the business, and he corritsponded with hint t. poll illegal votes, and that he managed it for three years
(Glentworth) under the assumed name of Geo. W. Rhawn, before he let any one into the secret. He stated he had given
to whom letters were directed No. 293 North Second street, the Whigs possession of Pine Ward by this means, and that
Philadelphia, being the house of a confidential friend of he would carry any ward in the city at this time, hut for the
Badger's-that Armstrong J. Flomerfelt, sailmnaker, 41 Back new plan of marching voters up in rows; that if they voted
Alley, brought or sent on to New York, in April, 1839, up- as formerly, when every man put his vote in as he best could,
wards of twenty men, and that he was paid twenty five or he could do as ie pleased. He said he used to bave men
thirty dollars per man for their voting in different wards of so arranged that he could poll as many votes as he pleased. I
the city-that, to convince deponent of the truth of his as- left him, he having 6ivin me his list, andt having promised to
sertion, he handed this deponent three letters, purporting to, write to me by the marl ,,n' the next day under cover to Mr
ie written to him by Geo. W.Il i 'n which were, as he Jarvis, 190 Upper Post Office, enclosing a list of men he could
alleged, in truth written to him by said Bela Badger, which send on ; that he would mark such names as were to be con-
letters are hereunto annexed, dated respectively 21, 6th, and sidered true men.
9th April, 1839-that he also showeild me two receipts of After I left Looney, I metJames Young in Chestnut street;
Charles Swint, one dated the 8th of April, 1839, foi five he promised to make out his list, and send it by mail of the
hundred dollars, and one the 9th April, of the same year, for next day, of men who could be trusted as leaders, and such
five hundred and twenty-five dollars; also, three several re- as would come on immediately and register themselves. He
ceipis of John Saunders, a,,.. i,ii, to nine hunndred dollars, promised tocome on with them and register himself with them,
dated the 9th of April, 1131'; arnJ one other of Robt. Loo if I requested it.
ney, dated in April of the same year, for seven hundred dol Half past 4 P. M. I called on George Riston at his house
lars, andI a great many other receipts, all of which appeared in Spruce street, above Thirteenth street, and found him on
to be, and deponent believes were, original receipts, amount- the sof,, lame; he accosted me with all the familiarity ofan
ine, in the aggregate, as Glentworth said, to between old acquaintance. I told him the object of my visit; he at
$7,000 and $9,000, all of which had been thus expended for once said I might depend upon him for aid. 1 asked him if
the purpose of procuring fraudulent votes from Philadelphia, I might have a meeting of friends at his house; he said yes.
all of which money he alleged had been fur nished to him by I asked him if Young, Miller, and Swift, met at his house
the Whig party, or persons belonging to that party, for this in November! He said they did, and he cashed a check of C.
purpose. That upon the disclosures of these facts to depo- Hill for Glentworth, which check was paid on Monday morn-
nent by said G!entworth, and unwilling to believe, notwith- ing; he said Swift understood what the money was paid to
standing the evidences so produced, the truth of this state- the officers for, In the course of the conversation he told
ment, deponent determined that he would proceed to Phila- me he meant to carry the city of Ballimore at the election for
delphia, and if possible have an interview with the persons Mayor; he at the same time handed me a letter from Mr.
named. To this end, deponent took from Glentworth a let- Jeffers, High Constable of Baltimore, asking him, Riston,
ter directed to Mayor Swift, of Philadelphia, of which the to send on five hundred men by Monday week, to enable the
following is a copy: "Dear sir: The bearer is entitled to Whigs to carry the city.
The letter was dated 9th October. "The reason Jeffers
gave in his letter for this requisition of men wao, that unless
the Whigs got possession of the city this fall, the Locos
would, under the new census, so divide the city into wards
as forever would prevent the Whigs getting into power. Af-
ter taking wine and water with him, we separated, and on my
return to my Hotel, I immediately wrote to the Hon. Sol.
Hillen, jr. undercover to Mr. Vansant, Postmaster at Balti-
more, in relation to said letter. While with Riston, I pro-
posed to call on Gill, but Riston said the fewer who manag-
ed the affair the better, and that I had better communicate
with Gill through him. Hle did not require any introduc-
tion, nor did he ask my name.
I returned to the city of New York on Wednesday, the
14th of October. On the 15th I received through the post
office the letter from Robert Looney, which is hereunto an-
nexed, marked B. On the 15th I received a letter through
the post office from James Young, which is hereunto annex-
ed, marked C. On the 17th I received another letter from
Young, through the post office, hereunto annexed, marked G.
On the 15th of October, the original receipts for money paid
by Glentworth to the several persons living in Philadelphia
connected with this affair, which were then in my possession,
together with Glentworth's statement to me, and also all the
testimony colketed by me in Philadelphia, herein alluded to,
were, by the consent cfGlentworth, submitted for examination
to Isaac L.Varian, Mayor, Stephen Allen, Benjamin F. Butler
and John W. Edmonds, Esquires, which original receipts I
have since returned to Glentworth, in the presence of John
W. Edmonds, Esq. and other gentlemen.
The deponent further saith that James Young Was not in-
duced to visit this city by him at the time of his arrest, or for
the purpose of being arrested, but that the deponent hath been
informed, and believes, that his visit here was solely upon
business connected with his official station.
J. D. STEVENSON.
Sworn this 22d day of October, 1840, before me.
ROBERT H. MORRIS,
Recorder of the city of New York.
THE NEW YORK REFUTATION.
TO THE PUBLIC.
The statement embracing charges against the subscribers,
published in the Standard and other papers of this morning,
has just been seen by us.
A regard for our own characters demands this prompt, full,
and unqualified denial of the agency attempted to be imputed
to us, of having at any time eniployed James B. Glontworth,
or any o'her person, to procure individuals from Philadelphia
to vote at the elections in this State.
The fact that persons were brought to this city in the fall
of 1838, to detect fraudulent voters who were intended to be
used by the opposite party, has never been denied, and was
well known and publicly avowed at the time.
This denial will be sufficient for the present to put down
the foul charges imputed to us.
In the mean time an appeal will be made to the tribunals of
justice, to expose and punish the unprincipled individuals
who have engaged in a conspiracy, for malicious and political
purposes, to affect our characters.
M. H. GRINNELL,
S. DRAPER, Jr.
R. C. WETMORE.
New York, October 23, 1840.
TO THE PUBLIC.
We gave this afternoon a denial of the statements which
had been published in the Standard and other papers, assail-
ing our conduct in reference to past elections in this city.
But since those who have endeavored to implicate us in an
alleged attack upon the purity of the elective franchise have
resorted to the forms of judicial proceeding to give apparent
solemnity to their accusations, we have deemed it proper to
contradict them in a manner as solemn as they have been
made. We therefore appeal to the solemnity of our oiths,
and pronounce the charges, as far as they tend to implicate
us, calumnious and false.
M. H. GRINNELL,
SIMEON DRAPER, jun.
R. C. WETMORE.
City and count of Ntew York, ss.-Moses H. Grinnell, of
the city of New York, being duly sworn, doth depose and say,
that he has read the depositions of J. G. Stevenson and
others, contained in the Standard of this morning, arnd that
the same, as far as they implicate this deponent, are untrue;
that this deponent never did directly or indirectly employ the
said James B. Glentworth to go to Philadelphia or any other
place for the purpose of procuring persons to come on to this
city for the purpose of voting; nor has he any knowledge or
belief that he was so employed by any person or persons ; this
deponent remembers that, previous to the fall election of 1838,
there was a report in this city, which was believed by this
deponent, that the Locofoco party of Philadelphia and other
places intended to send to this city persons not entitled to
vote, for the purpose of voting their ticket; and that it was
therefore deemed advisable by this deponenrit and others, that
persons who were acquainted with the residents of Philadel-
phia and other places should attend our polls, for the purpose
of detecting any such illegal voters, if any such should ap-
pear; that this deponent never had any conversation with
said Glentworth in relation to his going to Philadelphia, nor
did he even know that he had gone to Philadelphia until
some time after he had gone; that the first knowledge of de-
ponent that he was in Philadelphia arose from reports or let-
ters intimating that the said Glentworth was about employ-
ing poisons to come on to this city for the purpose of voting;
that this deponent, immediately after hearing such reports,
was consulted by R. M. Blatchford, Simeon Draper,jr., antI
James Bowen as to the most effectual mode of preventing the
consummation of such plan if any such was contemplated by
the said J. B. Glentworth ; and that thereupon the letter fol-
lowing was sent to the said J. B. Glentworth:
"NEW YORK, OCT. 31, 1838.
"DEAR SIR: Two of your letters, written yesterday, have
found their way to this city ; the project which you laid out is not
wholly understood by your friends here. The position which they
consider themselves placed in is easily summed up, and their only
fear is that you may have misunderstood their motives And de-
sires. If you have made any arrangements which, in any way,
tend to any thing beyond a general supervision of the polls foir the
purpose of detecting and preventing illegal voting, you must at
once unequivocally abandon it, and look to them for any expense
which your precipitate steps muay have occasioned. We value the
cause as highly as any portion of our fellow citizens value it, but
we are determined not to enter into any sort cf arrangement
which, under any circumstances, could be construed into a bar-
gain for foreign votes. We therefore take the earliest and most
effective mode of saying to you that, while we are ready to submit
to the expense whiich you may have incurred in your preliminary
arrangements, we will eot countenance any system which can in
any way encourage the imporitotion of voters.
We know your desires, and shall be willing to meet your
wishes, provided they are based upon ihe simple point of protect-
ing the rights of the honest voters, which we deem your only
hope or expectation."
And this deponent most solemnly asserts that hie never
did, directly or indirectly, employ the said J. B. Glentworth,
or any other person or persons, to go to Philadelphia or to
any other place, for the purpose of procuring persons to vote
in this city, at the election of 1838 or 1839, or at any other
election, or at any other place; nor does he know or believe
that he was so employed by any person or persons; and that
if any persons were so procured by the said J. B. GClentworth,
or if any such persons did vote at any election, who were not
entitled to vote, the same was done without the knowledge,
consent, or approbation of this deponent; and, as far as depo-
nent knows or believes, without the knowledge, consent, or
approbation of the said R. M. Blatchford, James Bowen, or
Simeon Draper, jr. M. H. GRINNELL.
Sworn to before me, the 23d day of October, 1840.
C. S. WOODHULL,
Judge of New York Common Pleas.
City of New York, ss.-Richard M. Blatchford, being duly
sworn, says, that he has read the affidavit of Jonathan D.
Stevenson in the Standard and other papers of this day; that
deponent never did, either alone or in connexion with, any
other persons, directly or indirectly, employ James B. Otent-
worth, in October, 1838, or at any other time, to procure per-
sons to come on to this city from Philadelphia to vote at our
elections, and that he was never concerned or engaged in any
such scheme or project, and that all imputations to that effect,
contained in said affidavit, are wholly and entirely untrue.
R. M. BLATCHFORD.
Sworn to, Oct. 23, 1840, before me.
Judge of the Court of Common Pleas.
City of New York, ss.-James Bowen, of the city of New
York, being duly sworn, saith that he never did, directly or
indirectly, employ or engage James B. Glentworih, or any
other person, to induce persons to come to this city to vote at
any election, and that he never was concerned in any scheme
to that effect, and that all charges and imputations to the con-
trary hereof are utterly false. JAMES BOWEN.
Sworn to, October 23, 1840, before me.
Judge Court of Common Pleas.
City of New York, ss.-Robert C. Wetmore, being duly
sworn, says that he hIas read the affidavit of Jonathan D.
Stevenson in the Standard and other papers of this day ; that
he never did, directly or indirectly, employ or engage James
B. Glentworth, or any other person, to induce persons to come
to this city to vote at any election ; and that he was never
concerned in any scheme or project to that effect; and all
charges and imputations to the contrary hereof are false and
untrue. ROBERT C. WETMORE.
Sworn to, October 23, 1840, before me.
Judge Court of Common Pleas.
City of New York, ss.-Simeon Draper, Jr. being duly
sworn, says that he has read the affidavit of Jonathan D.
Stevenson, in the Standard and other papers of this day;
that deponent never did, either alone or in connexion with
any other persons, directly or indirectly, employ James B
Glentworth, in October or at any other time, to procure per-
sons to come on to this city from Philadelphiato vote at our
elections, and that he was never concerned or engaged in any
such scheme, andl that all imputations to that effect contained
in said affidavit are wholly and entirely false.
S. DRAPER, Jr.
Sworn to, October 23, 1840, before me.
Judge Court of Common Pleas.
To THE EDITOR: Sir: The undersigned had intended to
make a statement denying the charges made against them in
the affidavit of Johp D. Stevenson, contained in the Standard
anid other papers of to-day, but the charges having been made
under oath, and no opportunity having been afforded them to
meet them before the same tribunal, they have thought prop-
er to make the accompanying affidavit, and to request you to
publish the same. Your obedient servants,
WM. A. LAWRENCE.
New York, October 23,1840.
City and County of New York, ss.-Wmn. A. Lawrence
and Jonathan Nathan, of the city of New York, being seve-
rally duly sworn, do each for himself respectively say : and
first, the said Win. A. Lawrence saith, that the charges made
against him in the affidavit of Jonathan D. Stevenson, pub
lis ied in the Standard and other papers of this city, of having
acted as secretary and aid to the committee at National Hall,
in directing and sending out illegal voters to the different
Wards in the election of November, 1838, is totally and un-
qualifiedly false, and that he was and is entirely ignorant of
any arrangement to introduce persons from Philadelphia, or
any other place, for the purpose of voting in this city, or of any
such illegal votes having been given ; and the said Jonathan
Nathan for himselfsaith, that the like charge made against
him in the said affidavit of the said Jonathan D. Stevenson is
totally and unqualifiedly false, and that he was ignorant of
ainy place or arrangement for the procuring of illegal voters,
or of illegal voting in said election.
WM. A. LAWRENCE.
Sworn this 23d day of October, 1840, before me.
JOS. P. PIRSSON, Commissioner of Deeds.
City and County of New York, ss.-Robert C. Wetmore,
merchant of the city of New York, being duly sworn, depos-
eth and saith: Knows Mr. Glentworth, and has three or four
years. He was appointed tobacco inspector a year ago last
winter. I have no knowledge that he was sent by any per-
son or persons to Philadelphia in the fall of 1838, to make
arrangements in relation to the fall election. 1 do not know
that he was in Philadelphia in the fall of 1838. I did nit,
nor to my knowledge did any other person, receive a letter
from him in the fall of 1838, from Philadelphia, or from any
other place. I know James Bowen, of this city; I do not
know of Bowen', writing a letter to Glentworth at Philadel.
phia in the fall ot 1838. I do not know a man in this city by
the name of Ford. I had not the most distant knowledge
that Glentworth was at Philadelphia, under any circumstan-
ces, in the fall of 1838. I did r.ot meet Mr. Glentworth at
the house or office of Mr. Blatchford, or any where else, early
in the month of November, 1838.
I never met aniy person at Mr. Draper's house in the fall of
1838, nor have I ever been at his house; I know nothing of
Draper's drawing a draft on Charles Gill of Philadelphia. 1
know Henry W. Havens; I do not know of any money be
ing given him to carry to Philadelphia, or package said to
contain money. Mr. Bowen, in 1838, was Chairman of the
Young Men's Executive Whig Committee. I do not know
of persons coming on from Philadelphia in the fall of 1838,
ta look after illegal voters. I know Nuah Cook and John F.
Raymond, but I do not know Patrick McArdle. Raymond
was afterward a member of the Committee, and is since made
Leather Inspector. Knows nothing ofRaymond's character;
knows nothing against him ; he has always appeared civil;
never had any conversation with Raymond about persons
coming on from Philadelphia; I never told Raymond to send
McArdle to me ; I have no recollection of ever having heard
McArdle's name mentioned under any circumstances.
I know of no transaction of Noah Cook's giving any per-
son the charge of some men, at National Hall, to attend the
polls. I never heard any thing in relation to Mr. Blatchford
anti others writing to Mr. Glentworth, at Philadelphia, to
stay bringing men on here. 1 do not know of any men being
at the Alms-house in the fall of 1838 from Philadelphia. I
do not know of any clothes, old or new, being sent to any
committee room to be used during the election, either from
the Alms-house or any other place. I recommended Gleni-
worth, as did, I presume, others recommend him, for his
office; I did not put his application upon the ground of ex-
traordinary services rendered by him to the party. I think I
wrote to the Governor for him. I do not recollect whether I
received a letter from him, about his office, either before or
since his appointment. I do not remember whether, subse-
quent to his appointment, he wrote me a letter about his reap-
pointment, or in relation to some attempt made to remove him.
I think he did write to me something about fears he enter-
tained about being removed. I have not the letter. It is not
in my possession, nor under my control. I do not know what
I did with it. I do not recollect whether I can give a line of
that letter. I do not remember that Glentworth made threats
in the letter that he would make disclosures if he was re
moved. I do not recollect that I showed the letter to Mr.
Bowen. I may have done so, as we were intimate. I may
have left the original letter with Bowen. I do not remember
that I called on Mr. Bowen. I do not recollect receiving a
letter containing a threat that lie would make disclosures it
he was removed, or any thing of the kind. I do not remem-
ber calling upon Mr. Bowen to get him to write to the Guv-
ernor to retain Glentworth, yet it is very likely I may have
done so. I do not think I wrote to the Governor in relation
to the subject of his removal. I have no recollection of hav-
ing done so. I do not know of any other means that pre-
vented Glentworth's removal other than those of common de-
cency, which would prevent an active, useful politician being
removed from an office he had so ably earned; I am confident
that no funds went from the Young Men's Committee to Mr.
Glentworth, as, if it had, I should have remembered it. I do
not know Bela Badger; although I do not know that Mr
Glentworth rendered extraordinary service to the party, yet
he was an active and useful member of it. I now remember
I have known Mr. Glentworth since 1834.
ROBERT C. WETMORE.
Sworn, this 22d day of October, 1840, before me.
ROBERT H. MORRIS,
Recorder of the City of New York.
THE PHILADELPHIA REFUTATION.
STATEMENT OF JOHN SWIFT,
Mayor of the City of Philadelphia.
I have read the affidavit of J. D. Stevenson, published in
the New York Evening Post of the 23J instant, and now
proceed to state all my knowledge in relation to the mat-
ters to which it refers, and in relation to the said Stevenson.
I know James B. Glentworth, of New York; I saw him
in the city of Philadelphia in the month of October, 1838;
at that time I was not the Mayor of the city of Philadelphia.
and held no public office whatever. Mr. Glentworth called
on me in company with Mr. Robert Swartwout, of New
York, at my dwelling, No. 107 south Tenth street. Mr. Glent-
worth stated to me that were there great and reasonable ap-
prehensions on the part of our friends of an importation ot
votes into New York from this city, and they were very de-
sirous, if it were possible, to have there at their coming elec.
mion a select number of persons of general acquaintance, re-
siding in Philadelphia, tor the purpose of watching the polls
of the several wards to prevent the reception of illegal votes,
by detecting those who might come from the city of Philadel-
phtia to offer them. I approved of the purpose. I told him I
would turn the nuttter over in my mind, and if he would call
the next morning I would do all in my power to assist him.
1 would determine who could best promote this object. No-
thing more passed at that time on the subject, and the gentle-
men then retired. On my way down the street the nextday, I
met Robert Miller, a deputy sheriff, and I told him there was
a gentleman at the United States Hotel who wanted to see
him. I think I went down to the United States Hotel with
Mr. Miller, and there introduced hin to Mr. Glennworth, arid
left them. I may have seen Mr. Glentworth again during
that visit to the city, but I had no further conversation with
him in the suliject of his visit. I am positive I never, on
any occasion, heard Mr. Glentworth propose that persons
should be sent on to New York for the purpose of voting.
I ni ver was at the house of Mr. George Riaton with Rob-
ert Miller, James Young, or James B. Glentworth. I know
nothing of any money ever having been paid to Mr. Miller or
Mr. Young, by Mr. Glentworth, or by any one else on this
business. 1 never on this or any other occasion raised money
ia conjunction with Mr. Badger and others, to pay men for
going to New York, nor after they had come from New
On the evening of Sunday, the 11th of October instant, I
was in my house in Tenth street, and was informed by my
servant that a gentleman wished to see me. I found in my
parlor a person who was unknown to me. He presented to
me a letter, of which the following is a copy, of which the
original is now in my possession : -
NEW YoRx, OCT. 10, 1840.
DEAR Sin: ThIe bearer wil! explain to you personally his wish-
es, hlie is entitled to your entire confidence.
Your most ob't servant, JAMES B. GLENTWORTH.
Hon. JOHN SWIFT, Philadelphia.
This letter I believed to be in Mr. Glentworth's hand;
writing, of which I have no particular knowledge. Thecon-
fidence with which it was handed to me removed from me
every suspicion as to its authenticity.
I asked the bearer, immediately on reading it, what Mr.
Glentworth's object was, anid what his business was. He
replied that they wanted some men sent on to New York, as
they were sent on in 1838. I asked if he meant men to de-
tect illegal voters. He said he presumed that was the inten-
tion of Mr. Glentworlh. I told him that I would see what
could be done, and requested him to call at my public office
between 9 and 10 o'clock the next day. I did not at that in-
terview know, nor did I inquire, the name of the person with
whom I was conversing. The names of Young or Miller,
or any of my officers, were not mentioned during this con-
versation; nor dlid I say that if he would come to my office
in the morning I would by a wink point out Miller or Young
to him, nor any thing to that effect. Nor did Stevenson say
to me he wished to get names registered, nor any thing of
the kind. Mr. Bela Badger's name was not mentioned by
either of us, at this interview : not one word was said by ei-
ther him or me in relation to Mr. Riston's having cashed
checks. On the next day, between 9 and 10 o'clock in the
morning, while I was engaged in my office, the same indi-
vidual entered. I addressed him, and asked him his name;
he then, for the first time, told me his name was Stevenson.
I understood subsequently from Miller that he called himself
Jarvis, to him. Before Stevenson came into my officee, how-
ever, 1 had seen Mr. Miller, and mentioned to him that there
was a gentleman in town forn New York who wanted to
get persons to go on to New York to detect illegal voters
from this city, the same as they had done in 1838. After
Stevenson had mentioned his namie, as stated stove, Mr.
Miller came into my office tu make his morning report to me
as captain of the watch ; I then said to Miller," this is the
gentleman to whom I referred, upon which they left tie
office together; since that moment I have not seen Mr. Ste-
venson. I do solemnly declare that I have never, either di-
rectly or indirectly, aided, assisted, or connived at the recep-
tion of an illegal vote, either in the city of Philadelphia or
in any part of the United States.
Sworn and subscribed, this 24th day of October, 1840, be-
fore me. GEO. GRISCOM, Alderman.
BELA BADGER, of the county of Philadelphia, being duly
sworn, says: that he never, either in the year 1838,1839, or
1840, was concerned in, or counselled, or aided in sending
men from the city or county of Philadelphia to Yote in the city
or Stateof New York, either in concert with Ja% B. Glent-
worth, J. D. Stevenson, alias Jarvis, or any other person ;
that he never knew of such a plan, and all such parts of the
statement made by J. D. Stevenson, alias Jarvis, in his affida-
vit, published in the Evening Post of the 23d October, 1840,
as impute to him such knowledge, aid, or participation, are
utterly and entirely false; that he never knew of funds being
sent from New York for such a purpose; that he does know
that in the year 1839 an application was made to him and
others in this city to procure the services of a number of vigi-
lant and faithful men, police officers and others, to watch the
polls at the spring election of 1839, there being a well-found-
ed apprehension that illegal votes from Philadelphia would
beoffered on the part of the Administration party, and that
individuals were employed and publicly sent to New York for
this purpose-the names are well known, and the object of
their errand was net concealed ; that he then saw James B.
Glentworth, as he believes, for the first and last time ; that,
in 1838, he did not see him or confer with him, according to
the best of his knowledge and belief. He further says that
he never, at any time, was concerned with Roberi Looney in
sending or procuring men to be sent from Philadlphia to vote
in New York ; that the letters appended to Stevenson's affi-
davit, signed George W. Rhawn, are, he believes, copies of
letters written in that form by deponent, who was induced to
adopt language in one of them which would not b. intl,,l.i-
hbles if the letters were intercepted and read at the;.. io.f. ,
in order to prevent a discovery of the precautions then taking,
but not matured, to prevent illegal voting in New York ; that
Mr. George W. Rhawn is a respectable citizen, then andi now
residing at No. 293 North Second street; that he was fully
apprized of the object of the correspondence, and approved of
the use of his name. I cannot say whether the mode of cor-
respondence was suggested by Mr. Glentworth or myself. It
was certainly agreed between us. It was deemed a necessary
and proper precaution. So far this deponent testifies as to the
matter of hearsay contained in Stevenson's affidavit.
He further states that the narrative given by Stevenson, of
his alleged interview with deponent on the 12th instant, in
all material statements, is false; that on Monday, the 12th
instant, an individual unknown personally to him presented
himself to the deponent, who was at that time particularly oc-
cupied; that he said his'name was Jarvis. He piesenled a
short note of introduction, purporting to be signed by J. B.
Glentworth, and asked if any men could be had to go to New
York for the same purpose as in 1839. I replied to him that
I had nothing or could have nothing to do with sending men
to New York, as I had quite enough to do at home to occupy
me. My wish was to get rid of him as soon as possible, as I
was much occupied. He mentioned several names to me, and
asked me if I knew the men. I replied Iknew some of them,
but a great majority I did not. I never said to him that
Charles Swint could not be depended on, and had become a
poor sot, or words to that effect; Charles Swint is a plain man
and an industrious mechanic-a very respectable man; nor did
deponent say any of the other things which are imputed to
him by the said Stevenson, alias Jarvis; that on the 16th inst.
he received a letter from New York, dated same day, directed
B. Badger, Esq. but not signed; it~purported to be from said
Jarvis ; deponent took no notice of this letter, not thinking it
worthy of attention, and never answered it; that he is inform-
ed this letter is in the handwriting of said Stevenson; a copy
is hereunto appended ; and deponent expressly avers that no
conversation passed between said Jarvis, alias Stevenson, and
himself, which authorized such a letter.
Sworn and subscribed before me, October 24, 1840.
GEO. GRISCOM, Alderman.
NEW YoaK, OCT. t6, 1R40.
MY DEAn Sia : Will you oulige me by asking your friend, G.
W. Rhawn, Esq. for an invoice of the g ods he promised to send
me when I saw him on Monday last at the Harrison Head Quar-
ters, North Third street? It is ofthe utmost importance that thu
invoice should be here by Sunday morning. If you send it by
mail, direct to Mr. Jarvis, Box 190, Upper Post Office. If, how-
ever, it is preferable to send it by private hands, ifyou can prevail
upon our young friend, Win. F. Pitfield, to bring iton in the mail
of Saturday night, I will meet him as soon as the cars get in at the
President House, Broadway, formerly Congress Hall, nearly op-
posite City Hotel ; he will find a room engaged for him, and all his
expenses shall be paid, and he may return in the afternoon cars. I
should prefer this mode of communication if it can be effected, be-
cause I would like to send my further instructions to you by pri-
vate and safe hands. Yours: truly,
B. BADGa, .Esq. -- -
GEORuE W. RHAWN, being duly sworn, says he resides,
and for three years past has resided,at No. 293 north Second
street, Philadelphia, and is well acquainted with Mr. Bela
Badger. I was aware in the spring of 1839 that Mr. Badger
was in correspondence with a gentleman in New York in re-
lalion to the detection of election frauds. Mr. Badger in-
formed me he wished to use my name in that correspondence.
I told him that it was all right to do so. The reason for it
was, that he feared the letters might be intercepted at the
Post Office or elsewhere, and the precautions he was taking
to prevent illegal voting might be rendered unavailing. I do
not know a man named J. D. Stevenson, alias Jarvis, and
never have known him or had correspondence with him. I
havy been shown an anonymous letter dated New York, 16th
October, 1840, to Mr. Badger, and I have no knowledge of
the matters to which it refers.
G. W. RHAWN.
Sworn and subscribed, October 24, 1840, before me.
GEORGE GRISCOM, Alderman.
PHILADELPHIA, OCTOBER 24, 1840.
I, JOHN SAUNDERS, of the Northern Liberties, do hereby
state that in the fall of 1838 and spring of 1839, 1 went on
to New York, in company with several police officers of this
county, and officers of the watch, for the purpose of watching
many persons of the Administration party, some holding sub-
ordinate offices under the Federal Government, who, it was
feared and believed, were going on to vote at the New York
polls, and for the purpose of exposing and Jei. i',.- them if
they attempted to vote, There was no concealment of the
object of our visit, for we publicly avowed it, and it was well
known to many persons of the Administration party who
went on with us, some in the same steamboat. I was at the
5th and 8th Wards, and other Wards, and the inspectors of
the election in these Wards knew what we were doing there,
and when any of the Philadelphia Administration men came
to any of the Wards where we were, they frequently recog-
nised us, and we believed that we were often the means of
preventing their voting.
On the 12th day of this month, one Jarvis, who since calls
himself J. D. Stevenson, came to me reqeesling me to aid him
in getting persons to attend the New York polls, in New York,
for a purpose similar to that of 1838 and 1839. I asked hint if
there were any danger now from frauds under the new registry
act similar to the frauds of 1838 and 1839. He stated there
were ; that the Administratihn party wete registering men
from all parts; a large number, he believed, from Philadelphia,
and he wanted some men from all our wards to go on andt de-
tect them, and thus prevent their voting. I replied that such
men could be got, and he promised to call on me again.
This Jarvis, a/tas Stevenson, represented himself as a Whig;
,aid ihe Whigs had done great good in detecting the frauds
SIf' th," Administration party in 1838, and appeared anxiously
to wish some men to detect similar frauds again. He never,
in any way or manner, insinuated that he wished these men
to vote, and all that he asserts to the contrary is utterly false
in every respect. I never voted in New York, or in any
way or manner attempted to vote.
Sworn and subscribed before me, Oct. 24, 1840.
JOEL COOK, Alderman.
PHILADELPHIA, OCT. 24, 1840.
I, RoBERT MILLER, of the city ef Phliladslr.hsa, now a cap-
tain of the watch in the city, do her, by stlHe, and solemnly
declare, that I have never been concerned in any way or
manner, or at any time, in sending ,,n tn New York fraudu-
lent votes or spurious voters. In 1'839 I was concerned in
procuring persons in this city and county to go on to New
York to detect voters whom I had the strongest reason to
believe intended to vote the Administration ticket in New
York ; and the persons whom I procured to go on were me-
chanics, well acquainted with the city, whose expenses were
paid, and only their expenses, and the value of their time, as
they were men dependent upon their earnings for a livelihood,
and could not afford to go to New York without such remu-
neration. To my certain knowledge it was never intended
they should vote in New York, and to the best of my infor-
mation they did not vote.
I also further state that (Oct. 12) a man calling himself
Jarvis, when with me, met me in the Mayor's office, whose
name I have since understood to be Stevenson, when this
Jarvis, alias Stevenson, taking me out and4 asking to be in
private, pretended to be a Whig, and wished to know if I
could do for him what was done for Glentworth in 1838, viz.
procure for him persons well acquainted with Philadelphia,
who could detect the fraudulent voters that the Administra-
tion party in New York were putting on the Registry list
there from all parts of the country, mndpsrt'rulaily from New
Jersey and the city and county oi Ph4adeliphia. I told him
I could give him men who cou'd detect any l.v.'otf.co voter
from Philadelphia that should appesrin New Y'..rk, and at
our second meeting I furnished him with a lit oi furorty-three
and not exceeding forty-five minrt wel srqus;nird wuih the
voters of the city and county of Philadelphia. whn cold not
have been induced by any means, when ciizens of'thls Siate,
to vote in any other State, nor did I ever dream offurnishing
a list for such an illegal purpose, or did Stevenson, aliim Jar
via, request of me a list for any such purpose. So far uas any
thing in Stevenson's or Jnrvii's deposit inconflicts with what
I have stated, I pronounce it false and utterly untrue.
I also solemnly declare that I never saw Mr. Swift at any
time in my life at Mr. Riston's house, as Stevenson, alias
Jarvis, states. I never mentioned Mr. Swift's name to Jar-
via, alias Stevenson; I never was in New York during any
election, and never stated to Jarvis, alias Stevenson, that I
was, nor that my men voted there; but over thirty-five or
forty men went on from Philadelphia to New York through
Glentworth'a agency, and not one of them was intended to
be a voter. ROBERT MILLER.
Sworn to and acknowledged, this 24th day of October,
1840, before me. GEO. GRISCOM, Alderman.
PMILADELPHIA, OCT. 24, 1840.
I, JAMES THORNTON, of the county of Philadelphia, have
seen in the New York Evening Post a statement of a person
who signs himself J. D. Stevenson, but who, when in Phila-
delphia, called himselfJarvis, in which are many assertions,
false in part, so far as I am concerned. This Stevenson, or
Jarvis, called upon me Monday, Oct. 12, in the Sheriff's of.
fice of this city, and asked me to procure persons for him for
an election about to come on in New York-such as, in 1838,
went on with James B. Glentworth, solely to detect fraudu-
lent votes, whieh it was believed were sent off from Philadel-
phia to vote the Locofoco ticket in New York. I stated to
Ste-venson, alias Jarvis, that I could procure him such per-
sons, but Stevenson, alias Jarvis, never expressed a wish or
insinuated that such persons should vote in New York, or
were wanted for that purpose. I furnished Stevenson with a
list of about thirty persons, but with no idea on my part, or
wish upon his, as expressed, that one of them should vote, or
ndo more than detect names which Stevenson, alias Jarvis,
said the Administration party were putting on the New York
I also further state that, in 1838, I went on to New York
with sixteen persons, well acquainted with the city and
county, who were intended to watch the Philadelphia Loco
fo-o voters in New York, and only for that purpose. There
was no concealment of our names or even intentions; and,
so public was it all, that all our names were published in the
New Era newspaper the morning after we arrived. There
were in our company several Locofocos from Philadelphia,
whom we told, as we were going on in the same steamboat,
that we should watch. I do solemnly declare that I never
voted in New York, or intended to vote, and, to the best of
my knowledge, none of the sixteen persons with me voted,
and I am certain that none of then were intended to vote.
Two-thirds of the persons who went on with me were me-
chanics, and all the money we received hardly paid for our
time and expenses, and was never intended to do more. I
do not believe that in 1838 more than thirty-five or forty per-
sons in all went on to New York, who were intended to be
solely a committee of observation, and for no other purpose.
Sworn to and acknowldeged, this 24th day of October,
1840, before me. GEO. GRISCOM, Alderman.
Cityof Philadelphia, ss.-I, ANDREW McCLAIN, of the Dis-
trict of Southwark, county of Philadelphia, do swear that
I went on to the city of New York to attend the election in
November, 1838. I left Philadelphia on Saturday preceding
the election at 5 P. M. and arrived in New York during the
night. I put up at Congress Hall, and my name was entered
on the book. I had heard that it was intended to send on a
number of persons to vote the Locofoco ticket. My sole ob-
ject in going was to detect and prevent this violation of the
law. I never was asked by any one to go on to vote. I never
intended to do so, and I never did either offer my vote or
actually vote at any election in the city of New York.
I have read the affidavit of Francis Van Benthuysen pub-
lished in the New York Standard of the 24th inst. in which
I : saw Cook pay Andrew MeClain on the second
dayv ..f the election at the National H ll money, but whether
it was five or ten dollars he does not know. I think it was
ten dollars." This assertion is fdlseto thecore. Noah Cook
never poid nor lent me one cent in his life, nor do I know
I know of no individual who went on to New York before
or during the elections of 1838 or 1839 who voted, nor have
I any reason to believe that any of those who went on with
me did vote.
Perhaps no individual in either city is better known than
myself, and could have been more easily recognized if I had
attempted to vote. Whenever I went to the polls, I was re-
cognised by members of both parties.
it justice to myself, I add that those who know Andrew
McClain, know him to be incapable of doing a dishonorable
act. ANDREW McCLAIN.
Sworn and subscribed, this 25th of October, A. D. 1840,
JOEL COOK, Alderman.
City of Philadelphia, ss.-JAMES YOUNG, of the city of
Phtladelphia, being sworn, deposes and says: I am one of
the hig h constables of the city of Philadelphia, and as such
visited the city of New York, on the 18th instant, on business
relating to a larceny that had been recently committed in the
former city. On the following day I was walking up Broad-
way, when I met John J. M'Cahen, of the Philadelphia Post
Office: he stopped, and shook hands with me, and said : "I
have been looking for a Philadelphian-I want some person
that knows me to swear to my identity. Some person has
been feloniously taking a letter from the Post Office, and I
have come on to see about it." I went with him to do so. We
proceeded to the Commissioners' Office; I there saw Mr.
Wtiw... fie District Attorney, and the Recorder, and Jus-
ui,-. M .-.I I was asked to sit down. Mr. Whiting then
Fai I t hy had a charge against me ofvoting in thecity of New
York in 1838.
This was the first knowledge I had received of any charge
having been made against me in the city of New York. I
thought it was a joke until Mr. Whiling had asked me seve-
ral questions. I then said: Gentlemen, if you are serious, I
shall answer no more questions. I also said to Mr. Whiting,
Sir, I think it was your duty to have apprised me that I had
no right to answer questions. Mr. Whiting replied that he
would have done so had the charge been any thing but a mis-
demeanor. I then asked to go out to meet two police officers
that I had made an appointment with on police business.
This was denied me. I then said 1 must have counsel, and,
after some delay, counsel was procured. Subpoenas were is-
sued for sev-ral witnesses, and amongst them was one for
James B. Glentworth. Several witnesses appeared and were
examined. I was not allowed to be in the room during the
examination of the witnesses.
After Glentworth had been examined, my counsel came
out and told me he had sworn "straight through"-and had
implicated Mayor Swift. I told my counsel that, as they had
implicated an innocent man, who, as I believed, had had no-
thing to do with the business, I would explain the matter if
permitted. 1 then went into the room before the Recorder,
and Mr. Matsel, and my affidavit was taken. The affidavit
published in some of the newspapers within a day or two past,
purporting to be my affidavit, is not the affidavit made by me
before the Recorder and Mr. Matsel. I have said, as I now
say, that [ was never introduced by Colonel Swift to Mr.
James B. Glentworth or Mr. Stevenson alias Jarvis; that no
money was paid to me by the said Glentworth or the said Ste-
vensou alias Jarvis, in the presence of Colonel Swift; that I
never was in the house of Colonel Swift, in company with
Mr. Gcntworth ; that no money was ever paid to me by the
said Glqntwoith or any other person in the house of George
Riston ; and that I was never present at any meeting or con-
versation with Colonel Swift and the said James B. Giant-
worth ; that Col. Swift never, to my recollection, named Mr.
Glentworth to me, and I never have had any conversa-
timn at any time with Col. Swift on the subject of sending
men to New York or any other place on political business; I
have never had any conversation with Col. Swift, in which
the name of Mr. Stevenson, alias Jarvis, was mentioned. I
dial not get through with my examination until eleven o'clock
at night, and, as I was obliged to leave town early the next
morning, my counsel, James M. Smith, Esq. promised to send
me a copy of my affidavit by the next mail; I have not yet
Deponent further says : I have read the affidavit published,
purporting to be mine, made in the city of New York-when
I made that deposition I was asked several times whether Mr.
Glentworth had said to me that he wanted persons to vote in
New York, and I answered that I did not recollect that he
diad. These questions and answers don't appear in the affida-
vit as published. I was then asked whether he said any thing
about voting; I aiiswered that he did. In making this an-
swer, 1 did not mean to say that Mr. Glentworth ever asked
me to bring on persons to vote the Whig ticket.
I never was in the city of New York or any part of the
State at or during an election ef any kind; I know of no in-
dividual from the city or county of Philadelphia voting at an
election in the city of New York, nor have I any reason to be-
lieve that any of the individuals that I was concerned in send-
ing on theredid vote at any election. They were neverasked
by me or any person in my presence to vote. The persons
who weere sent on, as far as they were known to me, to New
York were individuals very generally known, and would
have been more easily recognized than any persons that could
have been sent, by the population of New York.
Sworn and subscribed before me. October 25, 1840.
JOEL COOK, Alderman.
City of Philadelphia, s.-WILLIAM YOUNO, being duly
s, .r rr v- I. r -il-. in the countyof Philadelphia. In the
ni ,it ..-%, N .mbt,:r, 1838, I visited the city of New York at
the request of James Young, of the city of Philadelphia, for
the purpose of watching the polls and detecting illegal votes.
I was in New York but one perhaps two nights. I saw no
ill, .1 voting. I did not vote myself, nor did I attempt to vote.
'I I., last words James Young said to me on board the steam-
boat were, not to vote in New York by any means; that the
sole object of my visit was to see that no Philadelphians vot-
ed ; and if I should see any illegal voting to report it to the
Whig Committees. I saw a great many Philadelphians there
of both political parties, but saw none of them attempt to vote.
Sworn and subscribed before me, October 25, 1840.
JOEL COOK, Alderman.
City of Philadelphia, ss.-SOLOMON B. WALKER being
sworn, deposes and says : I reside in Southwark, in the
county of Philadelphia. I went on to the city of New York
at the election there in the fall of 1838 to visit my brother. I
did not vote there, nor attempt to vote, nor did I see or know
any body from Philadelphia that did vote or attempt to vote
there, although I saw a great many people from Philadelphia
of both political parties, and I was told that they had gone
there to watch each other.
I saw James Young before I left Philadelphia, and told
him I was going. He told me to look out for illegal voters,
but not to vote myself.
This morning, about noon, John Franklin, a letter carrier
of the Philadelphia Post Office, called at my house to see m e;
Franklin and myself had been school-boys together, but I ne-
ver received a visit from him before to-day. After he had
been seated, he asked me what I was doing now. I told him
that I had'nt much of any thing to do at present; he told me
that there was a friend of his in Arch street, above Fifth, that
had some furniture he wanted varnished, (I am a vanisher by
trade;) Itold him I was obliged to him, and that I would do
it to-morrow; he said it could not be done to-morrow, and re-
quested me to call next day at his house ; I asked him where
he lived, and he told me in Laurel street, and I made an ap-
pointment tocall on him. He then bade me good morning,
opened the door, and said, here, Saul, I want to speak to
you." I went to him, and he said, I did not want to say
anything before your family, but my motive is that I under-
stand that you are implicated with those men that went on t,
New York to vote." I told him that I was as innocent of it
as he was; he said, if you know any thing about it you had
better go on there and tell; it wont cost you a cent, and your
expenses shall be paid. He said Mr. Young had confessed
that he paid these men to go on ;. he also said it would be the
cause of changing the election in New York if it could be
proved against these men. I asked him how Mr. Young
came to get clear, and he said by turning States evidence.
SOLOMON B. WALKER.
Sworn and subscribed before me this 25: h October, 1840.
JOEL COOK, Alderman.
Armstrong I. Flomerfeldt, being duly sworn according to
law, doth depose and say, that he was one of the party who
went on to New York in 1838 in company with William
Young, brother of James Young.
Deponent saith that he was called upon by Mr. Young to
Bo there, for the purpose of lending h's aid in the detection of
illegal voters who had gone from the city and county of Phi-
ladelphia to vote at the then coming election in the city of
New York. Deponent agreed to go for this purpose, and for
none other; nor was any other at any time previous to his
going to, or while in New York, suggested by any one to
him; but on the contrary 'e was repeatedly enjoired that he
must not, nor should he permit any of their party to attempt
to vote while in New York.
Deponent further saith, that he mdton board the steamboat
going to New York, on this occasion, a number of Locofocos
rom Southwark and from the city of Philadelphia, that he
then mentioned publicly and talked with them upon the ob-
ject of his going on, and has done so ever since his return
from New York, whenever the subject was introduced or in
any way alluded to; there was not at the time, nor has there
been since, any secrecy about it.
Deponent further saith, that Stevenson, alias Jarvis, call-
ed on him, at his house, on Wednesday of this month,
exactly what day of the month deponent does not recol-
lect, and left word with the family that a person wanted
to see deponent at the United States Hotel. Deponent
went to the United States Hotel, and saw Stevenson, alias
Jarvis, there. He said to me, "Sir, I want to get some
men to go to New 'York to detect Locofoco voters from
this city, who intend to go to New York at the coming
election to vote-such men as went on in 1838, and ihe
would give them twenty-five dollars apiece." I told him
I would see about it, but was very busy, and did not think
I could attend to it. I then left him, and did not see him
until several days afterwards, when I met him by appoint-
ment at the United States Hotel. He then told me the
matter would fall through, as he had not sufficient funds.
He paid me fifty dollars then for my trouble, and gave me
ten dollars to treat the men with.
Depot.ent solemnly declares that he did not vote in New
York in 1838, or ever in his life; that he was never ask-
ed to do so; but, on the contrary, was strictly enjoined to
avoid the temptation so to do.
ARMSTRONG I. FLOMERFELDT.
PHtILADELPHIA, OCTOBEa 24, 1840.
Whereas, certain New York papers and the Pennsylvanian
of this date have made sundry charges a..,.t-i the purity and
uprightness of several members of the V. h % ; party of this
city, such as being instrumental in efforts to corrupt the past
and future elections by furnishing means and men to visit
New York for the purpose of voting; and whereas, in one of
the list of names furnished by James Thornton, which list
he declares he received in Parker's Oyster Cellar, in 6th st.
I am named as one of the individuals contracted with: I take
this public mode to state, if I am the individual intended, that
the whole matter is a fabrication from beginning to end; and
I here declare to all my friends and enemies that, until I saw
the declaration in the above named papers, I was ,-riir,.h i%.-
norant of the whole matter; and I here state, no application
was ever made to me by any person to visit New York for
the purpose of attending an election, and I here pronounce
the whole false. JOHN TAYLOR,
No. 373 Market street.
Affirmed and subscribed October 24, 1840, before
JOHN BINNS, Alderman.
City of Philadelphia, ss.-CHAnLEs STRINE, of the district
of Southwark, county of Philadelphia, being sworn,says: In
November, 1838, 1 was engaged by Mr. James Young to visit
the city of New York to be present there at the election, for
the purpose of detecting illegal voters. I went on said busi-
ness, and was there on the second and third days of the elec-
tion. I was told by Mr. Young before I left Philadelphia
not to attempt to vote-I did not vote-1 have never voted
any where but in the county of Philadelphia-I saw no ile-
gal voting during the time I was in New York, and know of
none. CHARLES STRINE.
Sworn and subscribed before me, this 25th day of October,
1840. JOEL COOK, Alderman.
Having seen our names appended to a statement of J. D.
Stevenson, in the Petnnsylvanian of the 24th instant, as
among those on a list of persons that was handed by James
Thornton to said Stevenson, as Stevenson alleges, for the
purpose of getting them to go to New York to vote at the
ensuing election we, each one respectively for himself,
state and declare that we do not know the said Thornton or
Stevenson, nor did we ever see or hear of them, or either of
them; that we never heard or knew of our names being
used for the purpose mentioned by said Stevenson, nor were
we ever asked to go to New York, either directly or indirect-
ly, nor did we ever tnow or hear of any proposition to take
any persons there-nor did we ever vote in the city of New
York, or go there for the purpose of voting, or for any other
illegal purpose, and we pronounce the whole story, so far as
we are personally concerned or implicated, either directly or
indirectly, absolutely and grossly false and malicious.
FRANCIS C. N. WALTON,
THOMAS W. WALLACE,
CHARLES M. GRAFF,
PHILADELPHItA, OCT. 24, 1840.
[Affidavits are also given by NOAH CooK and R. M.
BLATCHFORD, the length of which compels us to omit them
EXTRACT FROM A LETTER.
NEW YORK, OCTOBER 24, 1840.
We have been a good deal excited here the
last two or three days, relative to what is called
Ihe election frauds.' A strong reaction is taking
place ; as it is proved beyond doubt to have been a
most wicked conspiracy concerted at Washington;
the infernal machine exploded sooner than itetnd-
ed. We regret much that the District Attorney,
Mr. BUTLER, who stood so fair and with the re-
putation of being a religious man, should have
disgraced himself by being so active a partisan
in this mean and wicked plot. As for the other
officers of the Government, it excites no surprise,
as they never enjoyed much moral character
it will prove of service to the Whig cause, as
many of the moderate Administration men are
alarmed at the profligacy of the Federal Govern-
ment, in employing its officers in such vile
business: no doubt exists that Mr. BUTLER
and Mr. Collector HOYT endeavored to bribe
Mr. GLENTWORTH to criminate Governor SE.-
WARD as a participator in the Election frauds,"
which they calculated would aid them in the
approaching elections. The mine was sprung too
soon, and the conspiracy will be of injury to the
Van Buren cause. Mr. GRINNELL has consented
to run again for Congress; one spirit seems to
animate the Whigs of this city, which we now
hope to carry, owing to the infamous attempt on
the part of the Government to destroy the private
character of such correct mem Many of the mo-
derate Van Buren men will give silent votes, as
they appear alarmed at the officers of the U. S.
Government meddling in all public, and now pri-
vate affairs. As for the State, it will go for HAR-
RISON by 20,000 majority, and I should notbe sur-
prised if it exceeds 25,000. Be assured this last
Federal Government plot is not the last card;
the Washington Cabinet will astonish this abused
country with something more wicked than any
thing witnessed in modern days."
HOUSE AND LOT AT PUBLIC AUCTION.-
On Wednesday next, the 28th inst., at half past 4 o'clock
P. M., Ishall positively sell, without restriction or limitation, for
cash, in front of the piemnises, the two-story frame building on
the east half of lot No. 29, in square No. 569, fronting 15 feet on
a twenty-feoot alley, and running back with that width 54 feet.
This house and lot is on what is usually called l..:.hl Hill,"
and is comfortable small tenement, and rents frcm $ 1.1 84 per
month. It will be sold free of all incumbrance, and a good title.
oct 26-3tif Auctioneer.
"Liberty and Union,now and forever, one and
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1840.
A LAST APPEAL.
The country claims our active aid
That let us roam;
"And where we find a spark of public virtue,
Blow it into flame."
In a few short days the solemn judgment of the
American People, invoked according to the forms
of our fundamental law, is to be pronounced upon
the acts and pretensions of the present Chief Ma-
gistrate of the Republic. The grand and impose.
ing spectacle is to be presented of a whole nation
holding in review and pronouncing sentence upon
the conduct of its own rulers. With what an awful
dignity is such a scene invested in the eye of reason
and sound philosophy. Power is here taught that
it is not unlimited, and the majesty of republican
institutions is made glorious by the display of their
own inherent energy to promote the happiness
and prosperity of the People. But to ensure this
great end the true theory of oar own institutions
must be steadily adhered to. The People must be
permitted to judge and pronounce for themselves,
free front coercion or bias from the arraigned- par-
ty, whether MARTIN VAN BUREN, in his adminis-
tration of their own Executive Government, has
conformed to the letter or the spirit of the Con-
stitution which, when he assumed the office, he
solemnly swore to support. We have affirmed,
and, on various occasions, within the last few
months especially, endeavored to maintain that
he has not. We have pointed out at large, in
our columns, divers instances in which we, in
common with a majority of our countrymen,
charge him with having, for the gratification of a
selfish ambition, betrayed the high trust confided
to him by a generous People. It is not our pur-
pose to review those charges, or to institute new
ones. The indictment and the record have been
submitted to the American People, and before
this sheet shall meet the eyes of our distant read-
ers their verdict will have been pronounced.
To many of our readers this must be the last
occasion on which we can address ourselves be-
tore the great contest will be closed which will
decide, as we sincerely believe, for many years,
the fate of our beloved country. They will there-
fore need no apology for our saying to them, as
we do with solemnity and deep earnestness, that the
crisis demands of the Whigs of the country, and of
all who are, underwhatever name, opposed to the
continuance of an incompetent and unfaithful Ad-
ministration, their most strenuous efforts until the
victory they have begun is completed in the total
overthrow of a party that has for years outraged
the spirit of Democracy, while essaying to con.
jure in its name.
The country seeks peace and repose under a
wise, temperate, and just administration ot the
Government. She turns with loathing from ex-
perimenters and quacks, and asks again the guid-
ance of old experience, and the return of her an-
cient prosperity. Of her sons she asks this pre-
cious boon, that she shall be reinstated in her
lost rights, and restored to the benefits of consti-
tutional law, to stand in the place of that amnbi-
tious and evil caprice of party under which she
now groans. Shall her appeal be in vain? No;
it were unjust to the many noble spirits who have
stood forward in opposition to a proscriptive Ad-
ministration, and firmly repelled both the open
menace and secret lure, to imagine that they
would falter now when the triumph of their prin-
ciples and the rescue of their country are alike
secured by another successful blow.
The Administration is in the field-with all its
resources ; its traiti-bands of office-holders, with
all the weapons of corruption, fighting with the
recklessness of men who see that their cause is
desperate ; they cling to their abused power with
the tenacity of men struggling for life itself. But
part with it they must. The country is roused,
and the fiat has gone forth. To our friends we
say, the prospect before us is cheering; after a
long night of gloom, light dawns upon the coun-
try. In whatever quarter we look, we see propi-
tious omens, and with the highest confidence we
anticipate that brilliant success which our cause
and the efforts which have sustained it so signally
merit. If our voice might prevail, we would say
to them also that those efforts must not yet be re-
laxed. In our various recent engagements with
the enemy, we have, indeed, shown a power to
conquer; but those were partial conflicts. Let
it be remembered that the great and final contest
is yet to be decided. And let every voter who
loves his country, and would be a conservator of
her best institutions, resolve to share in the con-
flict, and we shall need no other spirit to carry us
on to victory. So highly do we value the right
of the elective franchise, and of the sacred duty
which devolves on every citizen to exercise it,
that we hold no man a good citizen who neglects
it ; who neglects it especially at a time when the
highest interests of his country are at stake. At
the present period he who abandons this inesti-
mable privilege should be held unworthy to enjoy
the blessings of that liberty of which the ballot-
box is the only sure palladium.
To the Whigs of the Union we say, unfurl your
banners-give them freely to the breeze, and upon
their ample folds inscribe not only the names of
the brave HARRISON and the virtuous TYLER, hon-
ored as the instruments through whom you seek
the recovery of your lost rights ; but, in the con-
sciousness of that holy purpose for the accom-
plishment of which you have girded on your ar-
mor, imitate the chivalry of the heroes of the el-
der time, and emblazon upon your ensigns the
rallying cry, "For God and our Country."
The YORKTOWN Convention came off on the
19th. HENRY A. WISE was President. Every
thing went on in the finest style. Mr. SERgEANT,
of Pennsylvania, was present and addressed the
PROGRESS OF THE HARRISON TORNADO.-One
hundred and sixty Van Buren men in the county of
Lewis, New York, have publicly "dissolved the
political relations which bound them" to the Lo-
cofoco party. Among the names of the seceders
are those of JOHN W. MARTIN, First Judge of the
county and Postmaster at Martinsburgh, Gen.
GEO. D. RUOGLES, a former Jackson member of
the Assembly, and many other leading Democrats.
"So we go!"
GENERAL HARRISON'S OPINIONS.
[We deem it hardly worth while at this time of
day to undertake to vindicate General HARRISON
from the charge of Abolitionism-a charge which
his whole history and his oft repeated declarations
have alike long since put at rest. But as a most
respectable subscriber and citizen of Virginia has
taker. the trouble to send us the subjoined state-
ment, we give it a ready place in our columns,
rather, we confess, out of respect for the source
of it, than from anty impression of its necessity.-
Eds. National Intelligencer]
TO THE EDITORS.
Messrs. GALES AND SEATON: I subjoin a genuine copy of
a communication received from Ohio a few days since, which
refutes triumphantly the charge of General HARRIatsoN being
an Abolitionist. This rumor was, in my opinion, irrefragably
confuted before, both by testimony immediately and mediately
from General HARRISON, but with a considerable class of our
citizens formed ground of hostility. To that portion of the
freemen of America I wish this to speak. This communication
contains signatures of the first respectability of Pickaway
county, Ohio, and they declare, relying on their personal know-
ledge, that Harrisofi is not in favor of abolition, and that he
so declared himself in the hearing of assembled thousands.
Let facts however speak for themselves. Truth is mighty
and will prevail, and needs no commentator.
The undersigned citizens of the State of Ohio, understand-
ing that a report is in circulation in a portion of the State of
Virginia, that General WILLIAM H. HARRISON, the candi-
date for the office of President of the United States, is an
Abolitionist, which report is said to be corroborated by the
statement of" a gentleman of Ohio by the name of Vincent,
who advocates the election of Harrison upon the sole ground
that he is an abolitionist," feel it our duty to counteract the
mischief and injustice designed by the piopagators of such
report. We are personally acquainted with General Harrison
and know his sentiments on the subject of abolition ; and we
know that he is openly and frankly opposed to the views enter-
tained on that subject by the abolitionist. On the 21st of Sep-
tember, 1840, Gen Harrison, in a public speech in Circleville,
Ohio, declared, in the presence and hearing of thousands of
his fellow-citizens of all parties, Whig and Van Buren, anti-
abolition and abolition, that he is not an abolitionist, and
never was." We know of no prominent politician in Ohio
by the name of Vincent.
W. B. THEALL,
JOHN L. GREEN,
N. B. Since the above was received, I have understood that
the gentleman referred to, as the advocate of General HARRI-
sON on the ground that he was favorable to abolition, is
not Vincent but Vintor. This person is unimportant, because
the gist of the whole matter is, whether or not is General Har-
rison an Abolitionist I If Mr. Vintor has been pushing
Harrison's claims on that ground, of course he will no longer
do so, and doubtless will be apprized of the fact through the
public prints. Freemen of the South, freemen of the Union,
read the facts and decide for yourselves. Yours,
VIRGINIA, OCTOBER 18, 1840.
Will the People remember, thatJour votes, giv-
en in the 5th Ward of New York, made THOMAS
JEFFERSON President of the United States.
That one vote made Judge MORTON Governor of
Massachusetts, last year.
That six votes, given in the 14th Ward, three
years ago, gave the Whig party the majority in the
That, last year, a merchant from the 3d Senato-
rial District of this State, being here on business,
returned home TO VOTE, by which we elected a Se-
nator to the State Senate.-N. Y. Times.
THE FLAG OF TRIUMPH.
One fire more, and the day is ours."
The banner of the real democracy, borne on-
ward and upward by Gen. HARRISON, is inscribed
in letters of light with
No National Debt,
No Executive Bank,
No Treasury Shinplasters,
No Leg Treasurers,
No Standing Army of 200,000 Men,
No Bloodhounds for Soldiers,
One Presidential Term,
The will of the People,
The Rights of the States,
SHonest Men for Public Office,
The Safety of the Public Money,
A Sound and Uniform Currency,
Equal Rights-Equal Laws,
No bringing Federal Patronage in conflict with
the Freedom of Elections,
Freedom of Opinion-Independence in Legis-
Liberty, Law, and the Constitution.
THE LAST CARD.-The New York Courier and
Enquirer mentions, as among the last cards which
the Administration has to play, is the following,
viz. to issue two letters to which are to be forged
the name of General HARRISON-one to be read
at the polls of the Southern States, denouncing
slavery in the bitterest terms-the other for the
Eastern States, lauding the institutions of slavery,
and denouncing all opposed to it. This, we think,
is only among the last cards, but it will be proba-
bly played; but, as matters stand, the Whigs will
be out by honors before the Locos get the benefit
of a single trick.-Philadelphia U. S. Gazette.
THE SCREWS DROPPING OUT.
We give below an extract from a letter of Gov.
RUNNELS, of Mississippi, to a Whig Committee of
Natchez. Gov. Runnels has been a main pillar
of the Van Buren party in Mississippi. In truth,
it seems as if the very pillars of Van Burenism are
crumbling every where.
Gov. RUNNELS says : I am, and ever shall be, a demo-
crat ; and when those who profess the doctrines of democrat.
cy carry them out in good faith, I will be found acting with
them, and not till then. I have no political views to sub-
serve,.but will, regardless of the source from which they em-
anate, contribute to oppose those measures that I ,l,i,,k are
calculated to injure my country, and to advocate 'uli as I
conceive are calculated to sustain our free institutions, and
spread peace, prosperity, and happiness through the land.
The financial concerns of the country are in so deplora-
ble a condition that a change cannot be for the worse. I am
clearly of opinion thatthe.doctrines of an exclusive gold and
silver currency are calculated to produce a scene of bankrupt-
cy atd ruin never before witnessed in our devoted country.
"I have heretofore been an advocate of the exclusive State
bank system,' but I am now fully convinced that, in conse-
quence of local influences and local causes, neither the Gov-
ernment nor the People can prosper without the aid of a Na-
tional Bank. Such a bank can and will, as it has done
heretofore, give a currency preferable to a metallic currency
alone. I am not an advocate for inconvertible bank paper,
but for such a one as will better subserve all commercial pur-
poses, and which can, at the will of the holders, be convert-
ed into gold or silver.
t In voting for General HARRISON, let it not be said that I
am sustaining a man who is unworthy of public confidence.
He is the son of one of the signers of the Declaration of In-
dependence-the friend and supporter of Thomas Jefferson,
of James Madison, and of James Monroe. He has always
been found ready and willing to enter the ranks in his coun-
try's defence, and I see nothing charged against him which
has been sustained by proof calculated, in my opinion,to ren-
der him obnoxious to the charge of being a federalist.
It is true that General HaatsoN, after having devoted a
large portion of his life to the service of his country, has re-
tired from public life and sought his ease and comfort by his
own fireside; but when the tocsin of war was sounded, or
his country's liberties endangered, he has ever been found
among the first to gird on his armor in defence of his home
and his country's cause.
"I am, gentlemen, very respectfully, your friend and obe-
dient servant, H.G. RUNNELS."
THE LEESBURG WHIG FESTIVAL:
LOUDOUN COUNTY, (VA.) OCTOBER 17, 1840.
Messrs. GALES & SEATON: The political excitement which
pervades the country is intense, but an inadequate idea can
be formed of it save by those who have witnessed some of the
immense gatherings of the People. Though meetings upon
meetings have been held in every part of the Union, yet there
is no flagging of the zeal and determined spirit of the People.
Upon the shortest notice, thousands of the bone and sinew of
the country-the real/ democracy-farmers, mechanics, mer-
chants, and business men of every character-assemble, and
but one sentiment and one feeling animates the mass, and that
sentiment and feeling is, that the rulers of our Government
are corrupt to the core, and that a radical reform in its admi-
nistration is'absolutely necessary to preserve our liberties, and
all that freemen hold dear.
On last Wednesday there was a tremendous outpouring of
the People to a Whig festival held near Leesburg from this and
the adjoining counties, and from Maryland and the District
of Columbia. I went to town that day at an early hour.
The streets were then crowded, and every road leading to the
place was lined with people in carriages, wagons, on horse-
back, and on foot. I got there barely in time to witness the
presentation of a beautiful banner "from the Ladies of Lees-
burg to the Whigs of Loudoun"-a beautiful emblem, not
only of the purity arid zeal of their Whig principles, but of
that delicate and exquisite taste, ingenuity, and refinement,
which soeminentlycharacterize them. To JAMES S.CARPER,
Esq. they delegated the honor of presenting it, which he did
in a handsome and appropriate speech, which was happily re-
sponded to by R. H. HENDERSON, Esq. the President of the
Day, on behalf of the Whigs of Loudoun.
The Ladies of Leesburg to the Whigs of Loudoun-one
thousand majority, you can and you must"-is the motto on
one side of the banner, conveying a command from the only
sovereigns which freemen will acknowledge, and which every
Loudoun Whig will cordially strive to obey.
"Better to sacrifice myself than the Constitution or my
country's welfare" is the motto on the other side-the memo-
rable expression of that fearless patriot andi honest statesman,
WM. H. HARRISUN, uttered at the time that tried men's in-
tegrity-the vote on the Missouri question-and which will
be the battle-cry of every Southern Whig in the great con-
flict in November next, between MARTIN VAN BUREN, who
voted in the Senate of New York to instruct the New York
Senators in Congress to vote against the admission of Mis-
souri into the Union with slavery, thereby proving himself to
be an enemy to the South, and WM. H. HARRISON, who voted
in Congress for the admission of Missouri into the Union
with slavery, thinking it better to sacrifice himself," as he
did, "than the Constitution or his country's welfare ;" there-
by proving himself to be a TRUE FRIEND OF THE SOUTH, and
a stern and honest patriot, who would not violate his con-
science and duty to his country for the fleeting popularity of
After the ceremonies attending the presentation of the ban-
ner were over, a procession was formed under the command
of General ASA ROGERS and his aids, which, after marching
through the principal streets of the town, proceeded to a grove
about half a mile distant, prepared for their reception.
As the procession moved off I took a favorable position to
see it, and a sublime and animating spectacle it was to contem-
plate. As I surveyed the vast concourse of people as they
passed, with beautiful banners playing in the breeze, embla-
zoned with mottoes, emblems, and devices illustrative of their
pure principles and determined resistance to that tyranny, op-
pression, anid misrule which had caused them to leave their
homes and various occupations at the busiest season of the
year, and thus assemble, my heart leaped within me, and new
and bright hopes sprang up in my bosom for the safety and
welfare of my country. It was a bright earnest that the
People have become fully sensible'of the dangers that beset
them, and of the truth of the sentiment of the illustrious
HARRISON, "that to preserve their liberties they must do their
own voting and their own fighting." As soon as the proces-
sion arrived in the grove, a meeting was organized. The Pre-
sident of the day then introduced to the assembled multitude,
estimated at from seven to eight thousand, the Hon. GEORGE
C. WASHINGTorON, just from the glorious battle-ground of Ma-
ryland, where, as he said, he had left the wounded, the dy-
ing, and the dead, and, after delivering a few-brief and thrilling
remarks, he was followed by SAMUEL CHILTON, Esq. of Fau-
quier, in a speech of some length and much ability; after
which, the meeting took a recess of three-quarters of an hour,
and retired to the rear of the speakers' stand and refreshed
themselves from tables supplied with an abundance of good
meat and bread, and hard cider. After dinner the meeting
was again called to order, and JOHN S. PENDLETON, Esq. from
Culpeper, was. introduced, amidst the cheers and shouts of the
multitude. He enchained the profound attention of the au-
dience for upwards of three hours, in a most able, eloquent,
and effective speech. He tore the Administration to tatters
He exposed its imbecility and inefficiency, and laid bare its
rank corruptions and abuses. He held up to public gaze
Martin Van Buren's intrigues, ridiculed his pretended de
mocracy, and, as he denounced the glaring inconsistencies,
outrageous usurpations, and rank abuses of the Administra
lion, wit, humor, and sarcasm sparkled through his rich, flow
ing, and beautiful language. To attempt to give you ever
an outline of hisi speech would do injustice to the speaker and
his subject. Suffice it to say that he is one of Nature's no-
blest iators. His matter was admirable, his manner inimita-
ble, and both made a deep and permanent impression upon all
that heard him. When Mr. P. concluded,it was nearsunset.
and General EDWARDS, one of the Vice Presidents, adjournedi
the meeting, to reassemble on the ground the next day at ten
o'clock A. M. The procession then formed again and march-
ed back to town, accompanied by delightful music from the
'W,.-tir,,i..n. Hillsboro', Snickersville, and Leesburg bands,
which were placed at convenient intervals in the procession. 1
left town that evening and did not return the next day, but
was informed that several gentlemen addressed the people at
night in the court-house square, among whom was Governor
CALL,, of Florida; and on the next alay, in the grove, the Go-
vernor addressed the multitude with great ability and elo-
quence, and attributed all the misrule and high-handed acts
which marked the administration of General JACKSON to th,
evil counsels and malign influence ofMARTIN VAN BUREN.
After a continuance of the Festival two days, the people.
returned quietly and orderly to their homes, delighted with
the warm and hospitable reception they received from the kind
citizens of Leesburg, who are Whigs almost to a man, and
buoyant with hopes of brighter days which will dafn it.
March next, when WM. H. HARRISON will become the illus
trious successor of his incompetent predecessor M. VAN Bu-
HEN. Permit me here to congratulate you, Messrs. Editors,
who have so nobly and successfully battled in the cause oi
our country and the Constitution, upon the bright prospect
before us. Harrison and Reform is the watchword of ever'
Whig all over the land, and every breeze wafts us fresh in-
telligence of the victories of the People over the minions of
power. The days of the faction that have-ruled the destinies
of this Republic for the last eleven years are numbered. The
miserable demagogues, quack politicians, and unpiincipleo
partisans who have harassed our country and eat out its
substance, will, ere long, be swept by the tremendous current
of popular indignation into their original insignificance and ob-
livion; and rest assured that Virginia, ay, old Virginia, the mo-
ther of HaaatsoN and TtiER, will contribute t-sswell the popu
lar current, notwithstanding the boasting and blustering and
idle speculations and silly prophecies of that retreating Conser-
vative THOMAS RITCHiE. God speed the good cause; the salva-
tion of our glorious institutions and all that freemen hold dear
depend upon the triumph of Whig principles-the principles
taught and practised by JEFFFRSON, MADnSON, MONROE, and
all the great and good men of the Republican party.
A FARMER OF LOUDOUN.
THE NEW YORK CONSPIRACY.
Letter to the editors, dated
PHILADELPHIA, OCT. 24, 1840.
I have been, during the bh.ole of this morning, engaged in
getting at the bottom of the charges concocted in New York
against a number of gentlemen of this city, of -ending on vo-
ters in 1838 from here to vote at the New York Election.
A fouler conspiracy and a falser charge a,',itit respectable
men has never been formed than this. I have seen the per.
sons charged by the affidavit of STEVENSON in New York,
and they all in the most explicit terms deny the allega-
tions of this slandererand co-conspirator. Titer .attldsnvsii are
now preparing, and they are men who, where they are known,
are entirely believed. All that was done (and it was done
without concealment) waste send on a number of persons
who knew the rowdies of the city and Northern Liberties,
and who were to watch at the polls in New York and to
point them out should they attempt to vote there.
fRO) PLANTEHS AND COt)OPERS.-2,000 To-
. bacco Hogsheads at Auctlni.-The subscriber wMil
offer for sale, at his Steam Mill, near Hl.,. -'.o-ir, 'o the highest
bidder, on Tuesday, the 27th f O.i _.-er. av. ir.- Heading for
2,000 t igsheado, 10,000 fish .orrl I ,oves, sun.I a quantity of Gar-
Terms: For all sums under $50, cash ; for sums from $50 to
$100, a credit of 60 days ; for sums from $100 to $200, a credit of
90 days; and for all sums over 8200, four months' credit, with notes
Sale to commence at 10 o'clock A. M.
EDWARD DYER, Auct.
Wanted to purchase six or eight yokes of good work Oxen.
P ATRICK McVEGlH received on the 19th instant from
William Noland, Commissioner of Public Buildings, a cer-
tificate for his lost time on the Treasury R.,.l-hp luring the late
suspension of the work on said t ,,il.jr.c, 'noa.ni',g to 844, which
said certificate the said McVeigh has lost or mislaid, and hereby
cautions all persons from receiving the same. The above will be of
no use to any person but the advertiser, as the certificate is not
endorsed by him. oct 27-3t
BERKSHIRE AND TUSCARORA PIGS.--A few
pairs of these splendid Pigs remain unsold. They are war-
ranted to be of the kind represented, and to be healthy and vigor-
ous. They may be sent to almost any part of the United States,
and will be delivered through all the month of November. Call
in time, if you want them. J. F. CALLAN,
act 27-eo3t Corner of E and 7th street.
TO THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATE&
Allow an old Democrat, an old JdTffersonian Democrat, to
offer a few remarks upon one point, which, with many others,
deeply concerns'you ; and to state one of my reasons for being
opposed to the present Administration. This point is the un-
contiitutional, unnatural, and destruetise preponderance of
the ExztEtrTrTE OWER--causing the Legislative power, and
even the People themselves, to "kick the beam."
I speak to all the -States,-naming them, mentally, one *by
one, and asking of them the favor to answer to heir names-
high and proud names-respectively, and to hear me. They
have, each of them, Sovereign power, with certain delegated
limitations; and if the Executive power of the General Gov-
ernminent become the sponge-the absorbing power-what, I
ask, becomes of their Sovereignty ?
When, I would inquire, did the present alarming prepon-
derance of the Executive power of the General Government
commence 7 I answer, during the electioneering campaignt
which resulted in the first election of Gen. JACKSON.
I wish it to be distinctly understood that I alwikys enter-
tained, and do now entertain, much respect for the great body
of the Jackson party. But some of its leaders were despica-
ble, and are still despicable. Through their influence the
country was called upon to renounce its principles, its purity ;
the country was called upon to conquer, not only political op-
ponents of the party, but the country itself. Means were
resorted to which were never resorted to before, and that never
were thought of before, and which no party which had ever
been in the country before would have dared to resort to. The
offices of the country wete set up to sale! The Executive pa-
tronage was offered in advance!l In consequence of this, the
land swarmed with low demagogues, who had at their heels
hordes of retainers. Why, it was an invasion I The inva-
sion of the Normans. It was a conquest! And sat
upon the Throne! Was it not a Throne Was it not '.
Despotism I Proud and sensitive Republicans, jhat ye areI
Ye were sold IAnd your country sold! Bought up by dem-
agogues and their retainers. For eight years-yea, now nearly
twelve years-ye have lived under a despotism. Was not the
will-the will of the first man-and now, the will of the se-
cond man, the law 1 His will, and his will, set up against
law 'l What is this but Despotism I
The Jackson party, I have said, was an army. I believe
the soldiers were poorly paid. They were slaves indeed 1
The slaves of slaves. But the officers, from the generals
down to the corporals, were to receive rewards, and did re-.
ceive rewards. The offices of the country were held out to
them beforehand; and the condition was, that they should
battle for victory. And the rewards offered were paid, as far
as the offices of the country held out. It was honorably
done; the honorable execution of a very dishonorable trans-
These offices were particularized, designated, set apart for
particular individuals, in many cases. I know it-know Uit
pei sonally ; and some offices were not accepted.
Here is the commencement of a dreadful Executive influ-
ence. LIBERTY thou hast passed through the fire of Molsoch
Art thou yet alive?
This limb of Executive influence, PEOPLE op THE UNITrsD
STATES, is stillin lull bearing; and this it is that makes it so bard
for even a vast majority of the People, who are, in mind and
heart, against the Administration, to break down this limb.
But break it must, and break it will. These officeholders,
who have bought their situations by staining and insulting
their country, ought no longer to umber" the pure, virgint
soil of those institutions which we received from the clean
hands and holy affections of our FATHERS.
LATEAND IMPORTANT FROM FLORIDA.
^ ~SAVANNAH, OCT. 21.
We have received from a friend in Florida the following
important information in relation to the Florida war. From
the source it comes, it may be relied on as correct. It was
brought by the steamer Charleston, which arrived at this port
PILATKA, (FA.) OCT. 17.
Gen. ARMISTEAD has suspended active operations for the
present, in consequence of an agreement between him and
the Seminole Chief to hold a talk" on the 20th instant, at
which time the chief says he is willing to make a treaty of
peace, which he says shall not be "spoiled" as the other trea-
ties have been. No one here has any confidence in him or01 his
treaties; yet you know Heaven is always better to us than
our f&atrs, and soe good may grow out of it.
Republican Committee of Seventy-six of the Dis-
trict of Columbia.
In consequence of the Whig meeting to be held in George-
town on Wednesday evening, the meeting of this Committee
will be held this evening, (Tuesday,) at the Engine-house,
at 7 o'clock.
By order. D. A. HALL, Secretary.
c'lihe Washington Musical ASsociation will coun-
tinue to meet in the Session Room of the Baptist Church every
tuesday evening. oct 27-3t
H OUSE TO RENT.-The two story brick house on E
street, between 9th and 10th streets, lately occupied by
Mrs. Kleiber, is now for rent.
oGt 27-3t A. COYLE, Trustee.
44 DO iLARS HEWARD.-Strayed or stolen from the
commons, about the 9th instant, a light gray Horse, five
years old, nearly 15i hands high, with long switch ltll, the end
of which is white. He works well in harness, and paces and sacka
,inder the saddle, in which case he has a slight hitch or halt in
the left hind leg, as though injured in the stifle. Paor the return
3f the Horse to me, in this city, I will give $20; and if stolen, for
the apprehension and conviction of the thief, I will give 820 more.
WM. THOSE. CRRROLL,
oct 27-2awiftf Washington.
IOR SAL*E.-Corporation 6 per cent. Stock
r do 8 do
WANTED Virginia Continental and State Line Warrants.
oct 27-3t Inquire of JOHN P. WEBB.
-UTCH BULBOUS MOOTS.-I am daily expecting
Sa case of Dutch Bulbous Roots, Hyacinthis, Tulips, Pgoniaa,
&c. of the choicest kinds, for retail. I will give the fullest direc-
tions fir planting, &c.
Also, a case of choice Flower Seeds, among them Double-dwarfo
Rocket, Lark Spur, Stockgilly, &e. put up in small papers, at 6
Orders from a distance will receive prompt attention, if ad-
oct 27-eo3t 3J, P. CALLAN.
GREAT BARGAINS.--COAL.--Red and White Ash
Coal, broken and screened, of superior quality, particularly
recommended for family use, being remarkably clean and free
faor all slate, fj>r sale, at very low prices, by
B. M. DERINGER,
Wharf at the foot of Jefferson street, Georgetown.
HINA, GLASS, AND EARTHENI'sARE..
HUGH SMITH & CO. havejecently imported, per ships
Pocahontas, Ligonia, Alexandria, and Pioneer, from Liverpool,
their fall supply, consisting of
241 crates and hogsheads China and Earthenware.
These goods, from the best manufacturers in England, asd of
the latest patterns, together with their large stock on hand, will
be sold, wholesale and retail, on the most moderate terms.
Dining Sets, white and colored Chins, &c.
Tea Sets, French and English best gilt and plain
Plain and cut Glassware
B..sL 4.Jalii, Engiish Britannic Tea Sets
Enj.Itch sil.te, *.ru.l.:.J .r,,d 1ther Castors
Astral, Hall, and .*,th r Lanr,s
Stoneware, of an excellent quality
Pipes in boxes
Window Glass of all sizes.
Alexandri.. oct 24-dllmif
HEAI* BOOTS AND SHt)ES.-The ui.ucrirt,mr
takes this .4t.-.r unit, ki ;nform his friends and :1he Piit.l,c
that lie hasjust i,"I.,rJ Ioian tie North, and that he is prepared
o ;fni i, ith. m bus'' and shoes at the following low prices:
HI...t, at Se St. 10 33, and upwards; Ladies', at $1, i 2 & 1 50;
Ladies' and Gentlemen's Gum Elastis, plain and manufactured,
a hirst-rais article ;Coarse Brogans, for retail use : Coarse Boots.
front, $2 82 50, and $3. Together with a variety of Yctlnhs'
Bo% ', and Nliea ,.' Boots and Shoes; Boys' and Youths' Coarse
Boots, a first-rate article for winter wear; I case Whitney's first-
premium Slippers, from PNw York.
And will be daily receiving, until the navigation closes, Boots
and Shoes its great varieties ; and is daily expecting 1 ease first-
rate Morocco Slippers for the Ladies, at 61 25.
As the above articles have been selected by himself, he think
that he can sell them as low as at any other Shoe store in the city.
Indied, great bargains may be expected for the cash, as they are
his terms. J. COGSWELL,
oct 27-6t Opposite Brown's Hotel, Penn. Av.
District of Columbia, Washington county, to wit :
I HEREBY CERTIFY that Thomas Jenkins, of the
county aforesaid, brought before me as an astray trespassingoton
h;' entlosa.rep,a aLise ba, Mare, about seven years old, with both
hind lees and ihe rsiht ftre foot white, shod all round, a smallstar
in her fruihesadi apfearss t. have been foundered, and a little lame
in ho I6it lore -lg
Given under my hand this 26h day of October, 1840.
JAMES MARSHALL, J. Peace.
The owner of the above described Mare Is requested to coma
forward, prove property, pay charges, and take her away.
oct 27-8t THOMAS JENKINS.
BARRY & LEATH,
Attorneys and Counsellors at Law,
AND OX NIAL COLLICTINO AOeINTS, TBNIESSXSB.
V. D. Barrio, Bolivar. J. T. Leath, Meaophiit,
POLITICS OF THE DAY;
THE VIRGINIA ADDRESS.
The Address of the Richmond Whig Conven-
tion to the People of Virginia is an ably written
paper. Here is a paragraph from.it which alludes
to a point of some interest:
When the People and the States of the Union shall be
taught to place their reliance on the veto of the President in.
stead of the wisdom and virtue of their own Representaiiies,
for the security of their Federal -nilt StaIe ConistLuiioria, thuir
civil rights and national prosperity, then ill ithe subversion
of this Federal Republic have been accomplished, and one
general Monarchy enthroned upon its ruins."
The increasing power of the Federal Executive
is perhaps indicated by nothing more strongly than
by the frequent and bold use of the veto. It has
come to such a pass that the disapprobation of the
President is thought sufficient not only to defeat
the action of Congress on any measure, but also,
by announcing such disapprobation beforehand,
to intimidate that body from acting at all. As a
natural result of this, what must follow but that
Congress will look to the President for dictation
in all matters of legislation-not venturing upon
any act without first ascertaining the Executive
The readers of English history will be able to
call to mind the sharp speeches which Queen ELI-
ZABETH used to send to her Parliament when that
body undertook to meddle with any business in a
Xnanner displeasing to royalty. The monarchical
power was then supreme in England, and the Par-
liament received ihise rebukes with due submis-
sion. We have already seen in this country how
a President rebuked the action of the U. S. Sen-
ate, and so effectually as to compel an expunging
of thie record.
Have the supporters of Mr. VAN BUREN in the
South fallen in with this idea of Executive supre-
macy so fully as to rest their hopes for the safety
of Southern institutions on the President's pro-
mise ofa veto? It would seem so-although a
Southern man should blush to admit the fact; And,
what makes the thing worse, they trust to a pledge
which cannot reasonably be relied on: for the
question alluded to is, with Mr. VAN BUREN, ac-
cording to his own declaration, not one of princi-
ple, but of expediency.
So long as there is intelligence mingled with
patriotism among the citizens of this Union ; so
long as there remains any sanctity in the solemn
enactments of the Constitution; so long as the
People of the South are true to themselves, there
need be no seeking after any such miserable safe-
guard as that which is supposed to reside in a Pre-
sidential veto. The Executive officer who hopes
to conciliate by promising a future veto on a mat-
ter which Congress has not acted on, goes beyond
the sphere of his proper duties, and arrogates to
himself an authority which does not belong to him.
MR. VAN BUREN AND THE WAR.
PROM THE ALBANY EVENING JOURNAL.
If Mr. Van Buren would condescend to speak
frankly in his electioneering epistles, and answer
in plain English the questions asked him, it would
save his friends an immense deal of labor and
As long as the first day of June last, Mr. C. G.
Griswold, of Virginia, wrote to the President,
and informed him that-
"In the course of the late canvass in this State, [Virginia,]
I charged, as an objection to you, that you had been oppos-
ed to Mr. Madison and the war until after November, 1812;
and, as an evidence of it, stated that I had heard you, during
the summer of 1812, in conversation with other persons, ex-
press your decided opposition to Mr. Madison and the war.
In 1812, 1, then a boy, was boarding in Kingston, Ulster
county, New York, and going to school at the Academy un-
der the charge of the Rev. J. Munsell. During the summer
(and I think two or three times) you visited Kingston. and
while there conversed freely upon the subject of national
politics. In some of these conversations, one of which, if I
mistake not, was held with Jesse Buel, then the editor of a
S newspaper published in Kingston, called the Plebeian,' you
spoke in decided terms of opposition to Mr Madison and the
war, as I then understood you ; and the recollection remains
with me as distinctly as that of any other occurrence after
so great a lapse of time.
Upon this recollection, I have said what I have said. If
my memory has deceived me, or if I misunderstood your lan-
guage, and have done you injustice, I shall take great plea-
sure in correcting the error so soon as apprized of it. For,
although as decidedly opposed to you, politically, as any man
can be, I have never been willing to use any other than fair
and honest means against you. If I understood you aright,
and my recollection is correct, then it is but simple justice to
me that you should place in my power the means of defend-
ing my reputation."
A call so frankly and unreservedly made upon
the President to do himself and others justice in
reference to facts within his own personal knowl-
edge, would have elicited from any honorable mart
a plain and prompt reply. From Mr. Van Buren,
however, nothing of the kind could be drawn. It
did not suit his republican taste and uniform mode
of disclosing his conduct and opinions to meet
these inquiries with an open and direct response.
Instead of replying to Mr. Griswold's letter, he
suffers two months to elapse, and then, under the
questionable pretence of having accidentally mis
laid it, he addresses a note to Mr. Hunter, through
whom he had received Mr. G.'s letter, and de-
clares that he does not think it proper to enter
into any correspondence with him upon the sub-
ject! In his letter to Mr. Hunter, the publiea.
tiou of which was probably not contemplated at
the time, after alleging that all imputations which
attribute to him sentiments unfriendly to the wat
are unfounded, he says:
That I supported electors favorable to Mr. Clinton, has
never been denied. 'The circumstances unier which that
support was given, and the considerations which led to it,
have been uoreservedly, repeatedly, and authoritatively spread
before the Peosle by my friends. I am at the same time, for
reasons which it is unnecessary to detail, as confident as one
can be in such a matter, that Mr. Griswold is mistaken in
the impressions he describes of a supposed conversation upon
that subject at Kingston." "
We hope this passage from Mr. Van Buren's
letter to Mr. Hunter will silence the denials that
many of the supporters of the former are contin-
ually reiterating, that he did not oppose the re-
election of James Madison in 1812, and vote for
Mr. Clinton, the opposing candidate. And we
ask the Public to mark the studied evasion to dis-
clese the "circumstances under which that sup-
port was given, and the considerations which led
to it." He refers to declarations touching these
points spread before the Public by his friends,"
When, where, by what friends ? The statements
made by his friends are of all possible complexions
and contradict each other. Which is the true
one? Which has the sanction of authority ? Some
say he supported Mr. Clinton only to betray and
ruin him Others, because he believed that James
Madison was not competent to carry on the war
With sufficient energy and vigor!
"For reasons that it is unnecessary to detail,"
Mr. Van Buren "is as confident as one can be in
such a matter" that Mr. Griswold is mistaken in
the impressions he describes of the conversation al
Kingston. Cannot an honest man and a consist-
ent politician be confident whether he ever spoke
"in terms of decided opposition to Mr. Madison
and the war ?" What reasons are those that it is
unnecessary to detail, which seem to obscure the
President's recollection ? We need no other
proof than the President's equivocation in the
passage we have above quoted from his letter tc
confirm all we have ever stated relative to the panr
he played in the Presidential campaign of' 18l
-a part as perfidious then as his policy is now.
TO THE WHIGS )OP MARYLAND.
The undersigned, as members of the Whig Central Com-
mittee of the State, have deemed it to be their duty to pre-
sent this statement of their views. The Whigs of Maryland
will, we have no doubt, sustain this proceeding, and acqui-
*sce in its propriety.
General DuFF GREEN, as editor of the Pilot, has discuss-
ed in his paper subjects which, in the opinion of the under-
signed, have no proper connexion with the Presidential elec-
tion. Within a few days this gentleman has published a
Prospectus for a newspaper, in which he expresses his de-
termination to continue, after the election, discussions on
questions with which the Whig party has not been and will
not be identified. As an individual, General GfEEN has an
undoubted right to lake such a course as his own judgment
may approve. As an editor of a party paper, he has thought
proper to persevere in conduct which he knew was disap-
proved of by the Whig party of Maryland. He has repeat-
edly been requested to avoid all discussion in reference to
religious sects, but such requests have always been disre-
garded. He has ever assumed the position that he alone is
responsible for what may appear in his editorial columns.
This is undoubtedly true; and our object now is to make
this manifest beyond all dispute to the people of Maryland.
We now emphatically declare that the Whig party is not in
any way or to any extent responsible for what has hereto-
fore been published in the Pilot on the subject of Catholi-
cism and naturalized voters, and will not be responsible for
what General GREEN may be pleased hereafter to do.
It is our decided conviction that the election contests in
this country are already sufficiently exciting and absorbing
in their character. If the differences of opinion between the
religious denominations are to be appealed to and to be used
as incentives to party action, no man can foresee how terrible
may be the result. Heretofore, after the elections have been
settled by the ballot-box, a calm has succeeded the political
storm. With the close of the contest have subsided the ex-
cited and often angry feelings which prevailed during its con-
tinuance. Those who were alienated one from the other by
political discussions have generally returned to their friendly
relations after the settlement of the questions which divided
them. But if, in addition to the causes of discussion which
ordinarily exist, a religious controversy is to take place, who
can allay the excitement which these combined causes may
produce, and when will such a contest be finally settled I
In this country every man is permitted to worship his Ma-
ker in such way as his conscience may approve. Our laws
and constitutions were framed to secure to all this glorious
privilege. The native and naturalized citizens are equally
entitled to the blessings of our Government. All are equal,
and when a stranger takes up his abode here, and has re-
mained among us during the time prescribed by the naturali-
zation laws, he has a right to become a citizen, and will be
entitled to the privileges of citizenship.
Such being the views of tile Committee, and, as they be-
lieve, of their constituents, the great Whig party of the State
of Maryland, they hereby declare their disavowal of any
concurrence in the present or prospective editorial course of
General GREEN, and devolve upon him alone the entire re-
sponsibility of his measures.
N. F. WILLIAMS, Chairman.
Geo. R. Richardson,
Wmn. H. Gatchell,
George W. Krebs,
A N ,-.I'h ..,
Charles H. Pitts,
George M. Gill,
John P. Kennedy,
A. G Colt,
James L. Ridgely,
Gustav W. Lurman,
Win. R. Jones,
T. Yates Walsh.
SALE OF THE AMISTAD.
PROM THE NEW LONDON REPUBLICAN OF THURSDAY.
In pursuance of a decree of the Circuit Court, this famous
vessel, together with her cargo, was, on Thursday last, sold
by auction, under the direction of the marshal of the district,
at the custom-house in this cily. An appraisal was had of
vessel and cargo when the goods were first landed. We un
derstand that the amount of that appraisal was about six
thousand six hundred dollars, and that the gross sales wilit
amount to within four or five hundred dollars of that sum.
The vessel was valued by the appraisers at $600, and sold
for only $245. She is of some fifty or sixty tons butden,
built in Cuba, and said to be old. Her sails are all worn to.
shreds, and a large expenditure would be necessary to rert-
der her seaworthy. The cargo consisted principally of as-
sorted dry goods, calculated for the Spanish manirk., t; a large
proportion of them were German linen gods, invoiced lista
does and platillas; most of these were more or less dainged,
and some of them very much so. It was rumored that she
had on board a large amount of valuable silk goods.
W ith the exception of four or fit.. d.I m .;- half a do-
zen flag, and one piece of Cantmp I, ilk. r.',,, i'. ihc had noi
silk goods on board. The remaining dry goods were low-
priced British prints and ginghams, a few pieces linen drills,
bed ticking, cotton handkerchiefs, muslihns, threads, &e.
Many of the cases had been broken open by the negroes, and
several hundred yards of'the linen goods were cut uip ino pieces
of from one to ten yards. There were also one or two cases
partly filled with toys, and one or more with saddlesand sad-
dler's trimmings-a quantity of sole leather and calf skins,
and about two hundred boxes of vermicelli; cf the latter ar-
ticle many of the boxes hadl been lIroken open and their coun-
tents scattered about, and among the others sad havoc had
been made by mice. One hundred and forty boxes of that
which was in the best condition sold for four and a quarter
cents the pound. About twenty boxes ofcaslile soap sold at
between nine and ten cents the pound. The sole leather,
of which there were about sixty sides, soll at from sixteen
to twenty and a half cents per pound; and of the remnaitming
articles of cargo, consisting of one or tivo eases of looking
glasses, a small invoice of glass and crockery ware, &c., we
are told that they sold for about their true value under the
circumstances. A lot of castings, designed for cane mitls,
sold at $3 2l per cwt.
RESUMPTION IN ARKANSAS --The Little Rock, Arkansas,
Gazette of the 27th ultimo observes: We have to announce
to the public the cheering .m ii.-' r.,-.. that the State Bankini
this city will resume the payment of specie on all her notes,
on the first day 8f October next. This is the first step in the
good work ofresumpiote in our own State, and we hope and
have good reason to believe will be fulhowesd up by every other
bank in Arkansas, on or before the first of January next. It
ia a decisive step. The resumiltion by the State Bank will
make her notes receivable fr dues to the General Govern-
ment and in payment for public lands, and will thus be oi im-
mense advantage to her and to the State."
BURSTING O FP STOVES.-One of our most distinguished
chemists recently informed us that on one occasion, some time
since, a large cannon stove in his laboratory had been partly
filled with wet or damp anthracite coal, placed on other coal
well ignited, and the whole, in order to prevent too great a
fire, was then covered with ashes. It was then left to increase
by itself, without any further attention. Our informant, an
hour or so after, being il a distant apartment, heard a tre-
mendous explosion, as of a heavy cannon, accompanied with
a roar quite astoudihig. On hastening to the room thence
the sound proceeded, he found ihe large cannon stove blown
all to pieces, and the pipe split asunder toil. ih I.... The
cause of this phenomenon was, probably, that the heated air
ascended in large quantities through the ashes, before the in-
tense blaze formed by the increased ignition of the anthracite
touched it-and, when it did, the explosion occurred.
There is a warning in this for private families or their ser-
vants, who may preparestoves in lli. .ri over night, in order
to have "kindling-fire" in the morning. Destructive confla-
grations, originating at night, might be the consequence. We
remember that the report of one of the New York watchmen,
at the time of the great fire there, stated that the first intima-
tion he had of it was in a loud explaosion-doubtless from a
similar cause. The ,ul.;'-c ;- a.,ihy of heed by all house-
holders in large cities.- V'ui ..'..'.pi., Gazette.
EMIGRATION.-It is stated in a recent French paper that,
at the port of Bremen, Germans are constantly arriving f(omn
all parts of their country, to take passage for North America.
The number of these emigrants is every day increasing; it
last year amounted to nearly 13,000 persons, and this year,
of which two-thirds have not expired, it has already exceed-
ed 17,000. In consequence of this, the ship-builders are
constantly employed in building vessels capable uf carrying a
great many p'sengers, ind a vessel of this kind is hardly
launched hef.ir, all Iht .I i.i. for passengers are secured.
IANCY GOODS.-Thesubserihber wuuld particularlycall
S. the attention of the Ladies of W\v...i.... and vicinity to a
very choice and elegant selection of Fancy Articles, opened within
the last few days, viz.
Elegant y j,.t :. fi. :Inn 'i ,lks (new style)
Do ,,r,"r. 'i --j ,,il. (nem shades)
Do Cashmere.style and black-ground Mousselines
A choice assortment of plain do
Mourning and ', r ,.ii. nri. -: Mousselines and Shalleys
Tournament an i F. I -r Pu .-i., for children
Fancy-colored French Merinoes
Splendid Chinizes and Calicoses
Magnificent 8-4 Masrarra Silk Shawls
Rich 8-4 do worsted do
Tartan satin Scarfs
Super batiste and hemstitched linen cambric Handkerchiefs
A lot of Frenmch-worked Collars, at 75 cents
4-4 and 5-4 Taglioni Shawls, for children (low)
20 dozen Silk Hosiery
20 do Ladies' best Kid Gloves
New Thread Laces, Edgings, and Inaertings
Do Cambric and Mu'lin Trimmings
A large lot of Ladies' best Slippers and Wai,.,ll. ''a daily
expected by JAMES II ''I.ARLhF,
Opposite Centre Market, and No. 2 from 8th street.
ect 26-Steo<cp [Nat Amer]
THE WAR WITH CHINA.
BY THOMAS HOOD, EsQ,.
"Mistress of herself, tho' China fall."-Pops.
I can't understand it," said my uncle, throwing down on
the table the pamphlet he had been reading, and looking up
over the fireplace at the great picture of Canton, painted by
his elder brother when hie was mate of an East Indiaman.
My aunt was seated beside my uncle, with her cotton-box,
playing at working, and cousin Tom was working at play-
ing in a corner. As for my father and myself, we had drop-
ped in as usual after a walk to take our tea, which, through
an old connexion with Cathay, was certain to be first-rate at
the cottage. Why on earlh," continued my uncle, why
on earth we should go to war about the Opium business quite
passes my comprehension."
o And mine, too," chimed in my aunt, whose bent it was
to put in a word and put out an argument as often as she had
an opportunity. I always thought opium was a lulling,
soothing sort of thing, more likely to compose people's pas-
sions than to stir them up."
My uncle looked at the speaker with much the same ex-
pression as that of the great girl in Wilkie's picture, who is
at once frowning and smiling at the boy's grotesque mockery
of the Blind Fiddler-for my aunt's allusion to the sedative
qualities of opium was amusing in itself, but provoking as in-
terrupting the discourse.
The Sulphur question," she continued, "is quite a dif-
ferent thing. That's all about brimstone and combustibles i
and it would only be of a piece if we were to send our men-
of-war, and frigates, and fireships, to bombard Mount Vesu-
I should like to see it," said my father, in his quietest
tone arid with his gravest face-fur he was laughing inward-
ly at the prolmpo-ed grand display of pyrotechnics.
To go back," resumed my uncle, to the very beginning
of the business; first, we have Captain Elliot, who wishes to
give the Chinese admiral a chop"-
"And a very civil thing of bhim, too," remarked my aunt.
"Ehli! what 7" exploded my uncle, as snappishly as a Wa-
To be sure," said my aunt, in a deprecating tone, "it
might be a Friday and a fast day, asto meat"-
As to what"'I
As to nao'at," repeated my aunt, resolutely, I have al-
ways understood that the Catholic priests and the Jesuits
were the first to go converting the Chinese."
"Phno! nonsense!" ejaculated my uncle, "a chop is a
Well, it's not my fault," retorted my aunt, if things
abroad are called by their wrong names. What is a chop,
then, in Chinese-I mean a pork or mutton one-is it called
a document 7"
My uncle gave a look upwards worthy of Job himself. He
was sorely tempted, but he translated the rising English oath
into a French shrug and grimace. My father tried to mend
matters as usual. "After all, brother," he said, my sister's
mistake was natural, and womanly-especially in a mistress
of a house, who has to think occasionally of chops and steaks.
Besides, she has had greater blunderers to keep her in coun-
tenance. You remember the needless resentment there was
about Barbarian Eye.'"
To he sure he does," said my aunt; "and why should I
be expected to know Chinese any more than Lord Melbourne,
or Lord Palmerston, or Lord-Knows-Whol especially when
it's such a difficult language besides, andL a 'il.. I1. r stands
for a whole chapter, like the Egyptian '" *'\-| I,.:- '
But what says the pamphleteer said my father, delibe-
rately putting on his spectacles, and taking up the brochure
from the table.
Why, he says," replied my uncle, "that opium is a bane-
ful drug; that it produces the most demoralizing effects on
the consumers; and that we have no right to go to war to
force a noxious article down the throats of our fellow-crea-
No, nor a wholesome one neither," returned my father,
"as the judge said to the woman when she killed her child
for not taking its physic. But what have we here 7-a return
of our exports to the Celestial Empire V"
The author means to imply," said my uncle, that ifthe
Chinese did riot chew and smoke so much opium, they would
have more money to lay out oin our Birmingham and Man-
Pretty nonsense, indeed !" exclaimed my aunt. "As if
the Chinese could smoke printed cottons and calicoes, and
chew Brumiiimagen hardware and cutlery, like the ostriches!"
I believe it is but a Brummagen argument, after all," said
my father; "a mercantile interest plated over with morality.
It's the old story in the spelling-book, There's nothing like
leather.' The pamphleteer and Commissioner Lin are both
of a mind in condemning a drug in which they are not drug-
gists; hut how comes it that the deleterious demoralizing ef-
fects of the article are found out only in 18401 The opium
trade with China is of long standing; it is as old as-"
Robinson Crusoe," cried a small voice from the corner of
the room, where cousin Tom had been listening to the dis-
course and making a paper kite at the same time.
Robinson Fiddlesticks!" cried my aunt; "boys oughtn't
to talk about politics. What in the world has opium chewing
to do wi; h a desert island V"
He had a whole cargo of it," muttered Tom, when he
went on his voyage to China."
The lad's right," said my father. Go, Tom, anml fetch
the book ;" and Defoe's novel was produced in a it;r'Ui.,i_
" The lad's right," repeated my fathtier, reading at-ul rIn'..
lie book-here's the very passage. 'From Sumatra,' says
Crusoe, we went to Siam, where we exchanged someofour
wares for opium and some arrack-the first a commodity which
bears a great price among the Chinese, and which at that time
was much wanted there.'"
That's to the point, at any rate," said my uncle, with a
nod of approbation to the boy. But my aunt did not so much
,eish Tom's victory, and, on some household pretence, took
herself out of the room.
It is a sad job, this war, and I am sorry for it," said my fa-
ther, with a serious shake of his head. I have always hail a
sneaking fondness for the Chinese, as an intelligent and inge-
nious people. We have outrun them now in the race of civi-
lization, but no doubt there was a time when, comparatively,
they were refined, and we were the barbarians."
Itis impossible todoubt it," said my uncle, with great ani-
mation. To say nothing of their invention of gunpowder,
anid their discovery of the mariner's compass, look at their
earthenware. For my own part, lam particularly fond of old
Chitna. It is, I may say, quite a passion-inherited, perhaps,
2"r...,T, i, r ,i,.].,,t,r ivith several closets full of the antique
.. n. .-.1 I -r.. !i Sr,0 used to say it was a genteel taste."
"And she had Horace Walpole," said my father, "to back
To be sure she had," replied my uncle, eagerly; and the
Chinese must be a tenteel people. It is sufficient to look at
their elegant tea services, to convince one that they are not
made any more than their vessels of the commoner earth. You
feel at euance--"
"ThatSlang Whang is agentleman,"said myfather, "and
Nan King a lady, in spite of their names."
My uncle pail no attention to the joke, but went on in a
strain to have delighted Father Matthew. To look at a
Chinese service," he said, "is enough of itself to make one a
tea-totaller. It inspires one-at least it does me-with the
exquisite horror of malt liquor arid such gross beverages. In-
deed, to compare our drinking vessels with the Chinese, they
are like horse bucketsto third glasses ; and remembering their
huge flagons, and black jacks, and wassail bowls, our Gothic
and Saxon ancestors must have been a little coarse, not to
say hoggish, in their draughts."
They must, indeed," said my father.
Now, here is a delicate drinking vessel," continued my
uncle, taking up from a side-table a cup hardly, large enough
for a fairy to get itto. What sort of liquor ought one to
expect from such a pretty little chalice '"
At a guess," replied my father, very gravely, "nothing
coarser than tmountait. dew."
Yeas." said my uncle, with enthusiasm, "to drink out of
such a diminutive calyx, all enamelled with blossoms, is, in-
deed, like to the poetical fancy of sipping dew out of a flow-
er! And then the Sylph to whom only such a cup could be-
"She must have had thinner lips than an Austrian," said
And what a ladylike hand !" exclaimed my uncle, for
such a Lilliputian utensil would escape irom any but the most
Her hand must be like her foot," said my father, which
is never bigger than a child's."
And there, again, we have a proof of refinement," said
my uncle. Walking is generally considered in Europe as
a vulgar and common exercise for a lady, and it shows the
extreme delicacy of the well-bred Chinese female, that as far
as possible she makes a conventional impropriety a physical
And it is somewhat remarkable," said my father, "that
the Chinese gentlemen have an appendage, formerly indis-
pensable with the politest nation in the world in its politest
time, tit i.i., jii a '
SExacilh," ,'ail my uncle; "but here is the lady," and he
took up another of his grandmother's brittle legacies, "on a
plate that ought to be a plate to Moore's Paradise and the
Peri. Just hold it up towards the window, and observe its
transparency, softening down the sunshine, you observe, to a
sort of moonlight."
S Very transparent, indeed," said my father, "and yonder
is Nan King herself, fetching a walk by that blue river."
Yes, bluer than the Rhine," said my uncle, though it
has not been put into poetry. And look at the birds, and
fruits, antl flowers! And then that pretty rural temple I"
"I iit on the earth or in the sky '' asked my father.
Whichever you please," said my uncle, "and the garden
is all the more Edenlike for that ingenious equivocation.
There is no horizon, you observe, but a sort of blending, as
we may suppose there was in parawlise, of earth and heaven."
S Very poetical, indeed," said my father. And those
curly-tailed swallows and those fr...kjd gild. ns may be fly-
ing or swimming at the option of the 6p[ c .m... '
Exactly so," said my uncle; and there you have the
superior fancy of the Chinese. A Staffordshire potter would
leave nothing to the imagination. He would never dream
of building a castle in the air, or throwing a bridge over
He would not, indeed," said my father, "even if he could
get an act of Parliament for it."
Not he," cried my uncle; ;' all must be fact with him-
no fiction. But it is otherwisewith the Chinese. They have
been called servile andt literal copyists-but, on the contrary,
they have more boldness and originality than all our Royal
Academy put together. For instance, here is road, the fur-
their end of whidh is lost in that white blank which may or.
may not stand for the atmosphere--"
And yet," said my father," that little man in petticoats is
walking up it, as if he had an errand at the other end."
For aught we know," said my uncle, "it may be an alle-
gory; and I have often fancied that the paintings on their
vessels were scenes from their tales or poems. In the mean
time we may gather some hints of the character of the people
from the poicelain--that they are literary and musical, arid,
from the frequent occurrence of figures of children, that they
are of affectionate and domestic habits. And, above all, that
they are eminently unwarlike, and inclined to peaceful and
pastoral pursuits. I do not recollect ever seeing an armed
figure, weapons, or any allusion to war and its attributes, in
any of their enamels."
So much the worse for them," said my father, "fur they
are threatened with something more than a tempest in a tea-
pot. It will be like the china vessel in the old fable coming in
contact with the brazen one. There will be a fine smash,
brother, of your favorite ware!"
"A smash where inquired my aunt, who had just en-
tered the room, and imperfectly overheard the last sentence.
"What are you talking of V'
Of a bull in a china shop," said my father, with a hard
wink at my uncle.
Yes, that's a dreadful smash, sure enough," said my aunt.
"There was Mrs. Starkey who keeps the great Staffordshire
warehouse at Smithfield Bars, she had an overdriven beast
run into her shop only last week. At first, she says, he was
quiet enough, for besides racing up and down St. John street
he had been bullock-hunted all over Islington and Hoxton
fields, and that had taken the wildness out of him. So at
first he only stood staring at the jugs and mpgs atnd things,
as if admiring the patterns."
And pray," inquired my uncle, where was Mrs. Star-
key in the mean timeT'
Why, the shopman, you see, had crept under the coun-
ter for safety, and Mrs. Starkey was in the back parlor and
saw every thing by peeping through a crack of the green cur-
tain over the glass door. So the mad bull stood staring at
the crockery quiet enough, when unluckily with a switch of
his tail he brought down on his back a whole row of pipkins
that hung over his head. I suppose he remembered being
pelted about the streets, for the clatter of the earthenware
about his eats seemed to put him up again, for he gave h
stamp and a bellotiw that made the whole shop shake again,
and down ratiled a great jug on his hind quarter. Well,
round t-'rns the bull, quite savage, with another loud bellow,
as much as to say, I should like to know who did that!'
when what should he see by bad luck but a china figure of a
Mandarin, as big as our Tom there, a grinning and nodding
at him with his head."
"Commissioner Lin," said my father with a significant nod
to my uncle.
Mrs. Starkey thinks," continued my aunt, "that the mail
bull took the china figure for a human creature, and particu-
larly as its motions made it look so life-like: however, the more
the bull stamped and bellowed, the more the Mandlarin grin-
ned and nodded his head, till at long and at last, the bull ot
so aggravated, that, sticking his tail upright, Mrs. Starkey
says, as stiff as the kitchen poker, he made but one rush at the
china Mandarin, and smashed him into shivers."
And there you have the whole history," said my father
with another nod to my uncle, of a War with China."
[New Monthly Magazine for October.
CANAL OFFICE, WASHINGTON, OCT. 24, 1840.
OTICE IS HEREBY GItEN, that, untilthe breach
L' recently made in the Canal is so far repaired as to enable
boats to enter Georgetown with their cargoes, an ahatetmest of
FOUR CENTS per barrel will be made from the toll on all flour
brought down the canal, and which shall be subjected to the ex-
pense ifdrayage into market. THOS. TURNER,
oct 26-3t Clerk C. & 0. C Co.
F IVE DOLLARS It IV AR D.-Broke from the stable
of the subscriber on Capitol Hill, on the night of the 22d
instant, a dark sorrel Mare, about filfteen hands high, four years
old, tail and mane of a little lighter cohur than thIe body, blaze face,
with the while passing down one side of the nose, one white hinl
and one white fore foot, on different sides, wilh white hoofs, a lit-
tle shattered, and a new shoe on one of her fore feet. Any per-
son returning her to the subscriber will receive the above reward
and all expenses paid.
oct 26-3t JAMES YOUNG.
T TRUSTEE'S SALE Of VALUABLI1. PRtt-
PERTY.-By virtue of a deed if trust from John Hitz,
now deceased, to me, I will offer for sale at public auction, for
cash, at Edward Dyer's auc ion rooms, in the city of Washing-
ton, on Monday, 16th November next, at tI o'clock A. M. a va-
luable piece of land lying in tie county of Washington, containing
60 acres 2 roods and 20 perches, being that part of lot No. I, of
the larger divisions of "' Mount Pleassant" whici in the division of
the real estate of James Petei, deceased, was allotted toDavid Pe
ter, now deceased, beginning fior the satmet at a stone at the end of
It 56-100 perches on the line fiom stone No. 19 tostone No. 20
of the who'e lot, and running thence north 821 E 114 84-100 ps.
to said stone No. 20; S. 361 W. 100 ps. to stone No. 21L; S. 201
E. 88 ps. to stones No. 22; N. 57 W. 64 ps. to slone No. 23; S.
781" W. 32 4-5 ps. to the dividing line between Divid Peter ind
Elhzabeth Dunlop's nart of said lot on said division; and with that
dividing line to the beginning, with the improvements and appur-
On the full and due payment of the purchase money, I will ex-
ecute to the purchaser, at his cost and request, a valid deedi of con-
veyance of all the right and estate in said premises that I am em-
powered to sell and convey under said deed.
If the terms of sa e be rmot complied with on the day of sate, I
reserve the right to resell the premises at public atelion, for cash,
after three days' advertisement, at the risk and cost of the lipur-
chaser. WM. HAYMAN, Trustee.
oct26-2awts3tif E. DYER, Auctioneer.
VALUABLE REAL ESTATE adjoinling the City
V of Raleigh, for sale.-By order of the Convention of
the Protestant Episcopal Church that valuable property known
its the Episcopal School, together with the land attached thereto,
as now offered for sale.
The buildings, consisting of a large three-story brick-house,
with a basement completely finished ; two stone t ....... f two
stories each, with all necessary out-houses, also ( ... u ire al
most entirely new and in good repair. They are situated at the
western extremity of the City of Raleigh, on a high, healthy,
and commanding site, and have attached to (them about 160 acres
of land, the greater part of which is well timbered. They are
admirably adapted for a large school, for which they were origin-
A more minute description is deemed unnecessary, as those
wishing to purchase would, of course, desire to see the property,
which will be shown at any time, on application to the subscri-
ber, who will receive proposals until thIe Ist day of November
next. The most liberal terms will be given to tlime purchaser.
sept29-3uawtNovl GEO. W. MORDECAI, Agent.
T RUSTEE'S SAI.E.-By virtue of a decree of Charles
County Equity Court, the undersigned trustee will expose
to public sale in the town of Port Tobacco, on Tuesday, the 10th
day of November next, if fair, if not, the first fair day thereaf-
ter, all the real estate of Gustavus A. Adams, deceased, c nsist-
ing of several tracts or parcels of land called and known by the
names of Troop's Rendezvous," St. Thomas," and Barnes's
Purchase," containing, by estimation, 425 acres.
This estate will be sold subject to the life estate of Miss Rachel
Adams in 105 acres, which has bees allotted to her by commis-
sioners. This farm is desirable, as it is situated in the immediate
neighborhood of Port Tobacco, and is veiy healthy. The soil is
good, and well adapted to the growth of tobacco. Persons desir-
ous to purchase will view thie place previous to thie day of sale-
Terms of sale: One-tenth of the purchase money must be paid
on the day of sale, and on thie balance a credit of 18 months will
be given, thie purchaser to give bond with approved security.
oct 13-3tawls PETER WV. GRAIN, Trustee.
jpLEN ASlLE FOR SALE OtR RENT.-Timis
Farm contains 100 asres, the greatest part of which is mes-
dow. It is well wooded, and has several "prings of excellent wa-
ter. Thie Dwelling is spacious and in good order; the grounds
around highly improved. Timere is also a good garden, with flue
fruit, and every convenience about the premises.
This Farm is located in Fairfax county, on the middle turnpike
leading from Alexandria to Lersburg, near the Fallh' Churcb, 9
miles from Alexandria, 9 from Washington, snd 7 from George-
town, and is remarkably healthy. Any one wishing to purchase
will please to call and view the place.
For terms apply to the subscriher. J. C. GENERES.
N. B. Terms will be made easy to the purchaser.
IMPORTANT TO IHE DEAIF.- Doctor PRICE, ,f
Richmond, Kentucky, cures, by his mode sfoperating on the
ear, about four cases out of five of deafness. He has restored to
hearing a number of individuals after its loss, to a great extent,
from ten to twenty years, and in one instance for near forty years-
and this individual now hears well. The length of time deafness
has existed is not conclusive evidence that hearing cannot be
From the fact that a great majority of the large number de-
prived of the inestimable faculty of hearing can be restored hy
his mode ef operating and treatment, in some instances by a sin-
gle operation, and at furthest in a few weeks or months, he in-
vites all those who are deaf to come and be restored. Cases
from a distance will not bo required to remain longer than a few
dats. juin 16--6mep
40f DOLLARS IEWABD.-Ran away from the
400yirsubscriber's residence, about. 4 miles from Bryantawo,
Charles county, Maryland, on Thursday morning the 11th June,
my negro man CHARLES, calls himself Charles Dyon, about
23 years old, 5 feet 6 or 7 inches high ; a bright mulatt, and has
a scar on the right or left side of his lower jaw bone, occasioned
several years ago by a burn. The above reward will be paid if
taken in a non-slaveholding State, and 100 dollars if taken within
a slaveholding State, or the District of Columbia.
oct 16-2awepitf J. ED. KEFCH.
IX HUNDRED DOLLARS REWARD.- Ran
away from the subscribers on the night of the 10th instant, a
negro man named Garrison Russle, sometimes calling himself
Clemeuee Russle. He is about 30 or 31 years old, five feet seven
or eight inches high, rather copper colored, and has a remarkable
scar or protuberance on his breast bone. He has large white eyes,
which roll very much when spoken to. He belongs to Thomas
Hail, Prince George's county, Maryland, near Good Luck Post
Also, a negro man named Bill Hammond, about 21 or 22 years
old, 5 feet 10 or 11 inches high, tolerably black, has a scar on one
of his ankles from a cut of a scythe, and hias rather a dull look
when spoken to. He belongs to Oshorn Cross, near Good Luck.
Also,a negro man named Joseph Gaiter. He is about 35 years
old, his height is about 6 feet, dark color; there is no particular
mark recollected. He belongs to John Perkins, Prince George's
county, near Good Luck Post Office.
They went off together without provocation, and it is supposed
have made their way to Pennsylvania; they have acquaintances
in Baltimore, and we think it very likely they have passes given
them by some white person.
A reward of One Hundred Dollars each, if taken in Maryland,
or Two Hundred Dollars each if taken out of the State of Mary-
land, will be paid for their apprehension or dsetention so that they
may bo recovered again. THOMAS HALL.
oct 17-cp3tawtf JOHN PERKINS.
C COLLEGE OF NEW JERStEY,atPrluceton.-
The next term of this Institution begins on Thursday, the
12th of November, at 2 o'clock P. M.
It may not be generally known to the friends of the Cnlle'e
that, within the last eight years, not less than seventy-five mh.,-
sand dollars have been expended by the trustees and the Alumni
Association in erecting new buildings and in improving the grounds,
the lecture rooms, the philosophical and chemical apparatus, the
museum, and the library. Although the Institution has been in
operation nearly a century without intermission, except a short
time during the Revolutionary war, yet it was never in a more
flouArishing condition, nor ever offered better advantages for a tho-
rough course of instruction than at present.
The I -i n. : gentlemen compose the faculty:
Rev. JAB. CARNAHAN, D. D. President.
Rev. JOHN McLEAN, A.M. Vice President and Professor of
thie Greek Language and Literature.
Rev. ALBERT B. DOD, A. M, Professor of Mathiematics.
JOSEPH HENRY, A. M. Professor of Natural Philosophy.
Rev. JAMES W. ALEXANDER, A. M. Professor of Belles Lettres
JOHN TORREy, M. D. Professor of Chemistry.
BENEDICT JT UER, A. M. Professor of Modern Languages and
Lreturer on Natural History.
STEPHEN ALEXANDER) A. M. Professor of Astronomy and Ad
junct Professor of Mathematics.
EVERT M. TOPPING, A. M. Adjunct Professor of the Greet
and Latin I .,,' ...
WM. S.' 1 .A M. CHAS. K. IMasti, A. M. WM. W.
WOODHULL, A. M. Tutors.
WILLIAM DOD, A. B. Register.
The method of instruction is by lecture, text-books, and recita-
tions. A new method of examination has lately been introduced,
which is found to answer an excellent purpose. In this, the is-t-
dent is required to give written answers to a number of questions
presented to him in the recitation-room; the answers are written
in the same room, and in the presence of the instructor. It is
proposed to introduce thie same plan, in part, into the daily reci-
tations of the class, in order that each individual may be called
on more frequently.
In addition to the regular recitations of the classes, the follow-
ing course of Lectures will be delivered during the common year,
viz. On moral philosophy, rhetoric, English literature, astrono-
my, chemistry, miineralogy, botany, zoology, geology, mechanical
philosophy, physics, architecture, and Gweek literature. Notes
are required to be taken on these lectures, and the subjects fre-
On application to the president or any of the professors, pa-
rents and teachers will be furnished with a programme of the
course of stuly and a statement of expenses.
oct 20--cptl2 hI Nov.
./ EDi7CAL COLLEGE, In Richmond, Virginia.-
-L The next Winter Session of the Medical Department of
Hatupdeon Sydney College will commence in Richmond on the Ist
Monday in November, t2d,) and continue until the last of Februa-
ry i II *I ...
J. 'I '.'... r,, M. D., Professor of the Theory and Practice of
L. W. Chamberlayne, M. D., Professor of Materia Medica and
R. L. B hannan, M. D., Professor of Obstetrics and Diseases of
Women and Ghildren.
Thomias Johnson, M. D., Professor of Anatomy and Physiology.
Augustus L. Warner, M. D., Professor of Surgery.
Socrates Mauipin, M. D., Professor of Chemistry and Pharmacy.
The ltnfirmary attached to the College furnishes an ample num-
ber of Medical and Surgical oases for clinical instruction during
thIe winter. Clinical Lectures will also be delivered at the Alms
House and Penitentiary, to which the student will have access.
AUG. L. WARNER, M.D.
oct 24-eptNovIO Dean of the Faculty.
,Rtt)K EVILLE ACADE3IY, Montgomery cmaun-
ty, Mid.-The third quarterly session of this Academy hav-
ing -noueiintedi on the 20th instant, under the superintendence of
Mr. E. J. Many, Principal, the Trustees beg leave to inform the
patrons of thie institution and tlie Puliic generally that the reputa-
tion of Mr. Meany as a sschl 1 1,,. I- .*i'...,... as a gentleman, and
hisexperienee as a teacher, '.I. ut,.. ,Su. tsubumit his claims on
public patronage, with the united efforts of the Board to sustain the
reputation of the institution, to the consideration of parents and
The character, location, &c. of the Academy being generally
and favorably known, it is deemed unnecessary to enumerate tihe
many advantages it enjoys. Those parents who send children from
a distance may have an opportunity of uniting the advantages of a
thorough critical and liberal academic education with a comforta-
ble and agreeable honte, as tIhe Principal has made arrangements
to receive abshout twenty boys into his own family, whose moral
habits and geutlemtanly behavior will command his care and at-
Thie course of studies will comprise the several branches of a
complete Mercantile, Mathematical, Classical, and English edu-
Terms for board and tuition per session of 12 weeks, including
washing, &c. $35, pays le in all cases to the Principal, in advance,
to wue it all applications are requested to be made,
By order of the Board.
WILLIAM B. MAGRUDER,
oct 23-2aw4w President.
r 1iHAkltO 'rTl', ; ABL SL t)CHOit,.--lie Annual Ex
U hibition and Examination of the Pupils ol this School, held
on the 29Lh, 30th, and 31st July last, the Trustees are happy mo say,
were such as fully to sustain Ihe high cbinactcr which this
Academy has bo long and deservedly enjoyed. They have only
io regret that parents and guardians, who patronize this Institu-
tion, and ihe Public who feel interested in the cause of education,
did not more numerously avail themselves of the opportunity to
witness the profinueicy of the students in their respective classes.
Thie duties of this Institution were resumed on the last Mon-
day of August, under tire direction of Dr. Charles Kraitsir,
wilh the co-opleration of two efficient assistants, namely Mr.
Charles A. F. S/eas, in thW Mathematical, and Mr William C.
Barnes, in the Classical Department. Dr. Kraitsair is a gentle-
man of high literary attainments, and of whom it is deemed un-
necessaIry to say ,more than to refer to thie publication respecting
this school in the Globe and National Intelligencer cof June last,
and to express our hearty concujrence in the high testimony there-
in borne to his scholarship and capacity as a Principal of an Aca.
The course of instruction in this school is thorough, and not
merely theoretical, but practical also, by blending intellectual,
moral, and physical education. To thIe branches '.. r.. i.,f-i'. i ti.,,:
will be added, at the option of parents and guard.a,. ,1... 1F', t
language, drawing, and fenciing. An opportunity of learningother
modern ltangpitges will also be offered.
Terms of tuition in Greek, Latin, and French, $7 per quarter.
Do. do in English Branches, 4J do.
Boarding at the Steward's house, or with fami-
lies in the neighborhood, with washing and bed-
I;.., :, -25 do.
,,,.., bedding, 23f do.
Payment in advance.
Students wishing to avail themselves of the opportunity oflearn-
lug Latin, French, or some other language, by conversation, may
be accommodated with boarding at the Principal's house.
The situation of Charlotte Hall is surpassed by that of no other
place in this country as regards salubrity'and absence of allure-
ments hostile to education and to proficiency in knowledge.
By order of thie Board of Trustees:
aug15--3tawd&cptNovl JOSEPH F. SHAW
EAXTENAIVE SALE OF VALUABLE LANDS
]CA IN VIRGINIA.-Pursuant to a deed of trust from John
B'ale Sueenbergen to the subscribers, dated the 25th day of Ja-
nuary, 1840, and upon record in the County Court of Shenan-
doah; and, also, under the authority of a decree by consent of
the Circuit S prior Court of Shenandoah county, at the April
term laht, in the suit therein depending of thie Bank of the Unit-
ed States against lthe Trustees of Steenbergen, we will offer at
pi;alie sate, to thi highest bidders, in farms so laid off as to suit
purchasers, on Thursday, the 12th day of November next, at
Mount Jackson, about 2,650 acres of land, lying in Shenandoah
county, V.,- .1... west of the Valley Turnpike rtoad, and within
a few miles ol Mount Jackson, lying partly on Mill Creek, con-
sisting of t'fe tracts bought at different times by said Steenber-
.. of Lindawood, Wisman, Alexander, Ryman, Zircle, John
l .., Shaver, Pence, snd others.
These lauds are of the best quality generally, of limestone up-
land, well watered, and in the best state sf cultivation and iii
provemient, with a number of excellent farm-houses and other
necessary buildings thereon. The late improvements for trans-
Iportation have made them convenient to the best markets for pro-
duce. The lands will be shown to purchasers by Rhesa Allen,
living near Mou',t Jackson ; and the other Trustees, at Winches-
ter, will exhibit and explain the maps of the lands. These lands
are in every way worthy the attention, at this time, of enuerpris-
..,: ..:.; ,ii,,r. i,.. Undisputed titles, clear of all incumbrances,
tin111 Lt. ,,.' r i ,urchasers.
The Trustses have also for sale, in addition to the above lands,
about 3,000 acres on the Shenandoah River, near Mount Jackson,
with some valuable Mill property. These lands are composed ot
a pait of the celebrated Mount Airy Estate, and of lands adjoin-
hug, purchased of Reuben Miller, Robert Allen, and others.
They include some.00 sicres of prime river bottom, the balance
being first-r,,te limestone land, well watered and timbered. Up-
on the whole, this land is believed to be superior mu any in tbe
United Slates. It can bh advantageously divided into four or five
farms. The Trustees will give any information respecting it, and
invite capitalists to view it in person. It wilt be sold as soon as
possible without incurring a great sacrifice. The above lands
may be sold at private sale.
'aTerms of sale : One-fourth of the purchase money to be paid in
cash, and the residue in thres equal annual payments, without in-
terest. A. S. TIDBALL,
JAMES MARSHALL, jr.
ROBERT Y. CONRAD,
sept 8-3taw Trustees, Sheuandoah County, Virginia.
T RUm''It'B.!'s SAlE.- By virtue of a decree of Cbarles
County Equity Court, I will, rn the 10th day of Nosemher
ti n. ,t the Court House in Port Tobacco, offer to sell at public
. I..ii.,, all the right, title, interest, and claim, in law and equity,
uof George Mason, John Tucker, and the late Thomas Martin, and
their iaeirs, of, in, and to, that well-known Fishing Landing called
" Rum Point," ';.i. ,ii ii i..,.i b.. ii 't.6 ( .r. -.. .r, rich; houses,
buildings and fi -'.- .- l.'. 1 i.,.v -' -'. rt,,. property lies
at the mouth of the Mattawoman creek, and gives to fishermen the
immense advantage of a haul or birth both in the river Potomac,
on which it lies om one side, and also in the mouth of the creek.
The buildings are excellent, and of brick, with extensive sheds to
cure fish in. Its excellence as a shad and herring fishery is so
well known that further description is deemed unnecessary.
Also, a tract or parcel of land adjoining the town of Benedict,
lying immediately on the Patuxent river, very rich, together with
several good houses, and a lot in Benedict.
All .... ,, -,'1"- r s. was heretofore conveyed by said Tucker, in
trust, to said Mnatin, and the title to the same is deemed clear fall
dispute. All further particulars given when desired, and the pro-
perty shown vt any time.
Terms.-A credit of six, twelve, and eighteen months will be
given; the purchaser or purchasers giving bond, with approved
security, bearing interest from the day of sale. I am authorized,
upon the ratification of this sale, and payment of the purchase
money, to execute a deed or deeds to the purchaser or purchasers,
conveying in fee simple the said estates. W. B. STONE,
Port Tobacco, Oct. 6, 1840. Trustee.
L AW NOTICE.-The undersigned have connected them-
selves as partners in the practice of the taw. They will
attend all the Courts held in Hamilton county, Ohio, and the Cir-
cuit and District Courts of the United States at Columbus.
WM. KEY BOND.
CINCINNATI, (Ohio,) Sept. 1. 1840. sept 12-cply
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND.-The Preliminary
SCour'e of Lectures now in progress in this Institution wilt
terminate with the last week in October, and a regular course for
the winter will commence on MPonday, November the 2d, giving
to M-di.-al Si-jt.,,enia, nri already mn.-er.rs of the Class, an eppor-
,Jriity .-, i'nrndri' a liul r,-ur-e at i s u .-jal ,.-riod.
Pr..fet.'r R. POTTER, Theaory aid Pra:,,-:e of Medicine.
Pr,.i.-osor t. W. HALL, Otb.telrfer, Hyi.tne, and Medical Juris-
Professor S. G. BAKEra, Materia Medica and Therapeutics.
Professor W. E. AirxiN, Chemistry and Pharmacy.
Professor W. N. BAxKs, Anatomy and Physiology.
N. R. SMITH, Lecturer on Surgery.
The Professor of Anatomy, in addition to his other duties, after
the departure of Dr. Smith, will deliver an additional course of
Lectures on Surgery.
The Faculty aie happyto have itin their power to announce that
their well known facilities for instruction have been increased du-
ring the past season by the addition of numerous valuable prepa-
rations to their costly and extensive Anatomical Museum. The
splendid Chemical Apparatus of the University has'been mate-
rially improved and augmented. and a valuable collection ofl fo-
reign and American minerals has been placed in the laboratory
f r a ,e u,61 4l. 1 I- hOW ef." n h,. r,, il ,-[,1 .. j.;:r '"d
advantages for the study of anatomy unequalled by any institution
in the country, while the Baltimore Infirmary affords every conve-
nience for daily clinical instruction bali ,.-;. I and medicine.
octl--2awtlD W!I.IIM E N I KIN, Dean.
O IOFARMERS AND II'THERS- LIM E.-TIe sub-
szribers have always on hand, at their Lime Kii,,s near tiho
Washington Glass-works, fresh Wood burnt Lime, (a superior ar-
ticle for w hite coating,) It l,,d t, C 1 .i r 1,,: j, I .1 d ,I,. .,I
quantity of Fine Lime, ,i' f .r i ., I Pi *. .,r , :.!I ..I I.. i,
will be sold low fur cash or for approved notes hearing interest,
and payable in April, 1841. 22d street, immediately west of the
Six Buil ings, Pennsylvania avenue, leads directly to the kilns.
EASBY & HANLY.
oct23-3tawd&ep2w [AlexGsz Gko Gkorgetown Advj
TI WO FEMALE TEACHERS WANTEI).-Two
nladies, the one qualified to teach the various useful branches
of education usually taught in our best female academies, (iuncld-
ing the French language,) and who lias had sufficient experience
to be able successfully to conduct a large school ; the other, com-
petent to teach the ornamentaMl branches of female education (in-
eluding vocal and instrumental music,) can obtain situations as
teachers in thePFemale Academy at Oxlord, Granville county, N.
C., with liberal salaries. Oxford is one of the most beautiful andi
healthy .11- l.., the Southern States, and contains a highly in-
i..i. :r-., .,.. I moral population. Communications seeking further
information, addressed to the subscriber at Arcadia, North Caro-
lina, will receive prompt attention.
o(t 6-cptft BENJAMIN SUMNER.
SOUInUt)UN dt f'AlK'AX LAND FOr ALE.
I will sell, upon accommodating terms, my Tract of Land in
Loudoun county, Va. lying near Goose creek, 9 miles from Lees-
burg and 35 from the District of Columbia, and containing about
600 acres. This Farm, having been in, the hands of tenants for
some years, is in a tolerable state of cultivation only; the soil is
mostly of the red cast, easily improved, and well adapted to tihe
growth of clover and grass; It is well watered, the timber ample
for its supply, and the buildings comfortable.
I have a tract, also, of about 400 acres in Fairfax r .iri .,.l.
joining Mount Vernon, in an unimproved state, which i 1. I .
upon very reasonable terms. On this tract are two or three tene-
ments. The land is highly improvable, and has great advantages
of situation in respect to the markets of tihe District.
Any person desirous of buying lands in eitherof these counties
might do well to examine the farinms above. For further particu-
lars, refer to Algernon S. Tebbs, Esq. of Leesburg, or to the sub-
sept26-eo8wcp 'JULIA A. WILSON.
N OTICE.--By virtue of an order ofChatles County Court,
the undersigned commissioners witl expose to public sale
at Perry's Store, in Nanjemoy, Charles county, Maryland, on
Friday, the 6th day of November next, a large and valuable real
estate belonging to the heirs of the late John Siermott, of Charles
county, and estimated toi contain upwards of 400 acres.
This farm is situated near the River Potomac, and is well adapt-
ed to the growth of corn, wheat, and tobacco. There is a good
dwelling-house on the farm and other improvements. Persons
desirous to purchase will examine the premises previous to tha
day of sale.
The terms of sale are : A credit of two andl three years, tihe
purchaser to give bond with approved security bearing interest
from the day of sale. JOSEPHUS BRUMMETT,
oct 13--3tawts RICHARD B. PO-EY.
I W ILL SELL at public sale, on Saturday, the 3lstday
S of October, a small F irn,,, -'r.Lm.nir. i. ut 250 acres. It lies
in the neighborhood of G..- .f I-,II, Pi-'.-I .G eorge's county,
Maryland, is abundantly wooded and watered, and highly suscepti-
ble of improvement. There is a crop on it at this lime, and the
purchaser will have ifan opportunity o r'.:,. .;i, Posses-ion given
on the Ist January, 1841. Terms: e'liir- cash, the balance in
twelve and twenty-fouir months.
Refer to Charles Duvall, near the premises.
sept 18-wtdsoep HORACE RIDEOUT.
VAL.UABLE LAND FOR SALE.-The subscriber
S offers for sale all the Real Estate of which the late Benja-
min S. Forrest, Esq. died seised, viz.
A tract of land called Need wood, lying on Rock creek, contain-
ing 1661 acres; it being the tract on which the mill was, the dam
and race yet in tolerable order.
One other tract near tthe town of Rockville, called Haymond's
Addition, containing 260 acres, with a sufficiency of wood and tin-
her. The buildings are sufficient for a manager andt hands, as also
,. .-I : t it :r.g and ice-house. This tract is susceptible of division,
'I-I t.-i] it divided, if required, to suit purchasers.
Also, a tract lying on the south side of the Washington turnpike
road, containing about 80 acres.
Also, a tract lying on the north side of said Washington turn-
pike road, containing about 80 acres.
And one other lot, one-half being in wood, lying -.Ji I;r.i1 i ,.
lands of Mr. Brice Selbv, one and a half miles Ifort, i .. I. I.i.,
nea, the PiFederick road, containing t0 acres.
If the above lands are not sold at private sale before the l'tN.
day of November next, the whole, or so much as remains unsold,
will, on that day, be offered at public sale, at the hour of 10
o'clock A. M. at Hay's tavern, in Rockville, and the terms made
known or, the day of .sale.
Persons disposed to purchase are invited to view the property,
and for terms apply to
oct 17-wei ANNA MARIA S. FORREST.
NE HUNDRED DOLLARS RI-WARJ).--Han
away from the farm on which I reside my negro man
ROBERT, who calls himself Robert Aqiiilla. He is a very small
man, not more than 5 feet 4 or 5 inches high, very black, and is,
I suppose, about 28 years old. He -.. ni ti t tI-.i. his plough in his
working dress, and took no other clothing that I know of with
him. Ha may lurk about the neighborhood for a time, but very
probably will make for Mr. Dennis Boyd's, near South river, in
Anne Areadel county, where he has relatives. I will give the
above reward for his apprehension, no matter where taken, sad
fifty dollars more if taken out of the State or thle District ofCo-
lumbia. ROBT. W. BOWIE,
sept 5-tf Mattaponi, Prince George's county Md.
OTICE 'T'O FISHERMEN.-- would rent for one er
S lease for four years two good herring and shad fisheries;
on one ef them is an extensive shed, 120 feet by 16 wide, for the
purpose of curing fish, and a good house for a fisherman, and a
beach of sufficient extent for a seine of large dimensions. The
second has on it only one house, and would be let to a man of cap-
ital, fishing exclusively a shad seine, for the first two years, for
-I,.- more than some shad and salt. It is thought by many,
.r. in .. nature oflhe soundings and gravelly bottom, that it will
make a first rate shad fishery. Anyone wishing to engage in the
business will please call and see me, or address to Pornmonkey
post office, Charles county, Maryland.
sept30-w4w JAMES B. PYE.
'OTICE.--Ran away from the subscriber, on thi 3d iust.,
N negro boys BILL and SAP'DY. Bill is 17 years old, 5 feet
4 or 6 indies high, busby head, tolerably stout, pleasant counte-
nance, pretty artful, and a tolerably right mulatto. Sandy is 16
years old, about 5 feet high, thick set, large head, very thick lips,
stammers considerably, down look, gruon countenance, copper co-
lor, and has a largesear on the bottom of one of his feet, occasion-
ed by a scythe; clothing such as field hands usually wear. Who-
ever will apprehend said boys, and bring theu, to me, or lodge
them in jail so that I get them again, shall receive for each $25,
if taken within five miles of home; $50, if over that distance, and
in the county; and $100 if out of the county.
THOMAS S. DUCKETT,
Near Good Luck P. O. Prince George's co. Md.
Attorney at Law,
Having permanently located himself at Charlottesville, Virginia,
will attend regularly the Inferior and Superior Courts of Albe-
marie, Louisa, and Fluvanna. Business confided to his care shall
receive strict attention.
Professor DAVIy ss i ,ala. .
Pro. R. Jor1Ds, $ Charlottesville, Virginia.
Guy. GILMEa, Richmond city.
PxvYTOt, IlEAtE & EDWADSs,
G180U, W. TRUIJHEART,
Attorney at Law, Charlottesvllte, Virginia,
Will practise in Albemarle, Fluvanna, Buckingham, and Cumber-
land Superior and Quarterly Courts. Any business confided to
his care will receive strict and prompt attention. He will also
attend to the collection of claims in any of the adjacent counties.
R. Edwards, jr. & Co. ? ...'
Valentine, Fry & Co. o Charlottesville.
F. & JS.S. James Co.
J. P. Taylor & Co.
H, W.&J. J. Fry &Co. Rio'me "
Gov. Gilmer, n.
Hon. John Tyler, I
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BROWN & McLEAN,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
A. J. BROWN.
N. C. McLEAN.
Cincisasati.-Hon. Jacob Burnet, Hon. John McLean, John
Reeves & Co. J. D. & C. Jones.
Philadelphia.-Samuel Snelling, George W. Richards, Benj
New York -John A. Haven & Co. John Cleaveland, Eaq
John J. Coomabs, Esq.
Boston.-Hon. Joseph Story, CharlesSumner, Esq. Richard
New Orleans.-Thomas N. Pierce, Esq. Charles A. Jones,'
JAMES DUN IOP,
Late of Chambsrsbtrg, Pennsylvania,
A. J. DURBORAW,
ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW, PITTSBURG, PENN.
JOS1IAH J. CR It'd'L & J. S. JOIEm-,
ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS AT I.,AW,
Montgomery county, Texas.
SERVANTS WANTED.-The subscribers want to hire
10 active male and 10 female servant.
Notie need apply but those who can come well recommended.
Slaves would be preferred. NEWTON & GADSBY,
Pept 22-eotDec. lifcp National Hotel.