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' in her lone employ, mos earnest eyes sof the coming joy, ler sacrifice, 416 gave her this employ, 119 stinted price ! ler. trembling band will deep 're it will hold, - /bleb seems a greedy grasp— for love of gold ;I F—that sig4)! rolievinkgasp, apriags unfold.' , her hasty feet will foam ;et and the street, ar licr humble home, id clothing meet, at gladness she will come fis poor retreat ! • ! if the fair.ones who fel 'broidery buy, elf thy struggles knew, 1 Piety, ime drop of piety's dew the proudest eye. its full reward le heart will prove; lust thy lot be hard, is On above ' will not disregard luzcratedlove Vna Ale Vermont Age.] VatDoan 'ilth the Banner. to down with the banner P~rHarry Clay., , bled and blabbed life, so they say ; Ewa frciin the breeze! reimen who say it! is thi hind lament will stay it? the lads Who in '4o"gottlue, e cattle,-for Tippecanoe. nakor old Harry, • little or nought, their own snares, them they are caught : triff—po tariff, • Bank and no Bank, Masons—nci Masons—a. work. very crank, the Nibs who bi'4o -got blue e cattle, for Tippicarioe. 71 1 with the banners ,Harry Clay, malt what he thinks amen way ; , wr that e'en Quer 'itch fai Clay . of his home. ho in '4O got blue, for Tippecanoe. riendsabroad,. greeting tire send; hope and anion Icily attend s _ , OEI en in their way, strive to the death ;oine Clay. • his who in '4O get bike, ttle, for Tippecanoe. - - - . . , • •- -•• "., -' " • .-- ' , - - - ! . 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OfthealatlonalDemocraticCon venUon held atßaltlmore,May 21, 1844. Resolved, That the American De mocracy place their trust not in facti tious symbols, not in displays and ap peals insulting to the judgments and subversive of the intellect of the peo ple, but in at clear reliance upon the intelligence, he patriotism, and the dis criminating justice of the Anierican 1 masses. Resolved, That we regard this as a distinctive feature of our politicatereed, which we are poud to maintain before the world 19 the great moral element in a form of government; springing from and unheld by the popular will; and we contrast it with the creed and' prac ,tie of federalism, ender whatever name or fora, which seeks to palsy the will of the constituent, and which conceives no imposture too monstrous for the popu lar credulity. - Resolved, therefore, That, entertairt• ing these views, the democratic. party of this Union, through their delegates assembled in a/general,conventions of the Stases, couNfig together in ,a spirit of concord, of devotion to the doctrines -and faith of a free represeniativr: govern ment, and appealing to •their fellow- 1 1 citizens for the rectitude of their in tensions, .renew and re-assert before the American people, the declaration of principles avowed by them-when, (in a. former occasion, in general convention, they presented their candidates for the popular suffrages. 1. That, the federal g overnment is one of limited powers, derived solely from the constitution, and grants of power • shown therein;- ought to be strictly construed by all the ; departments and agents of the government, and that h is inexpedient and dangerous to ex ercise doubtful constitutional powers: 2. That the constitution does- not confer upon the general government the power to commence and carry on a general- system of internal improve ments. 3. That the constitution does not confer authority upon the federal go vernment, directly or indirectly, to as sume the debts of the several State, con tracted for local internal improvements, or other: State purposes, nor would such assumption be just and expedient. 4. That justice and sound policy for bid the federal government to foster one branch of industry to the detriment of another, or to cherish the interests of one portion to the injury of another portion of our conimon country ; that every citizen and every section of the country has a right to demand and in sist upon an equality of tights and pri vileges, and to complete and ample protection of persons and property from domestic • violence or foreign op gress ion. - 5. That it is the duty of every branch of the government to enforce and prac tice the most rigid economy in con ducting our public affairs, and that no more revenue ought to be raised than is required to defray the necessary expen ses-of the government. fi. That Congtreas has no power to charter a national bank; that we be lieve such an institution one of . deadly. hostility to the best interests of the country, dangerous to our .republican institutions and the liberties of the peo ple. and calculated to place the buainess of the country within the control of a concentrated money power;! and above the laws and the will of the people. 7. That Congress has no power, un der the constitution, to interfere with or control the domestic institutions of the several States ; and that such Stales are the sole and proper judges of every thing. appertaining to their own affairs, not prohibited by the constitution ; that all efforts of Abe abolitionists, Or others, made to induce Congress to interfere with questions' of slavery, or. to take in cipient steps in' relation thereto, ere calculated to lead to the most alarming and dangerous consequences; and that all such efforts have an inevitable ten dency to diminish the happiness of the people, and endanger the stability 'and permanency of the Union,, and ought not to be countenanced by Any friend to our politicalinstitutions. 8. That the separation of the moneys of the government from banking insti tutions. is indispensable for the• safety of the' funds of the government, and the right/I,of the people. ' 9. That the, liberal principles erobo-: died by Jefferson in the declaration of independenee; and sanctioned in the constitution, - 4bieb makes ours 'the land of liberty, and. the asyluiir of the oppressed or _every nation, hive ever been cardinal principles 'in' the,demo-• cratic faith ; • and every • atteinpi to Resolutions ''Regardless or Denunciation from any QuarierGov: PosTan, . 1 ' 0) v% N. 10 14 -4111416110,13110 &Ma. 1041.fici. abridge the present \ privilege, of becom ing citizen's and the 7 owners •of soil among us, ought to, be resisted with the same spirit which swept the alien and sedition. laws from our stajute .book. Resolved, That ttie proceeds of the public lands ought to be sacredly ap-, pjied to the national `• objects specified in the constitution ; and that we are opposed to the law lately adopted, and to any law for the distribution of such proceeds among. the States, \ as alike in expedient in policy, and repugnant`to the constitution. • Resolved, That we are decidedly op posed to taking from - the President the qualified veto power by which he is en abled, underlrestrictions and responsi bilities, amply sufficient to guard the public interest, o suspend Ole passage of a bill, whose merits chnotsecure the approval atm> thiiils of the Senate , and 4louse of Representatives. until the judgment of the. people can be obtain ed thereon, and, which has thrice saved the American people from the corrupt and tyrannical domination of the Bank of the United States. s. Resolved, That our title to the whole ,of the Territory-of Oregon ii.clear and unquestionable ; that no portion of the same ought to be ceded to England or any other-power; and that the re-occu pation of Oregon and the re-annexation of Texas at the earliest practicable pe riod, are great American measures, which this convention recommends to the cordial support of the Democracy of the Union. Resolved, That this Convention here bY presents to the people 'of the United States, JAMES K. POLK, of Tennes see, as the candidate olthe Democratic party for the office of President, and GEORGE M. DALLAS, of Pennsyl vania, as the candidate orthe Democrat ic party for the office of Vice President of the United States. Resolved, Thft this convention hold in the highest testimation and regard their illustrious Ifellow-citizen, Martin Van Buren of New York—that we cherish the most grateful and abiding sense of the ability, integrity and firm ness with which be discharged the du ties of the high office of President of the: United States, and especially oldie inflexible fidelity with which he main tained the true. doctrines, of the consti tution, and the measures of the demo cratic party during his trying and nobly ardous administration ; that in the memorable struggle of 1840 he fell a Martyr to the great principles of which he •was the worthy representative, and we revere him' as such; and that we hereby tender to him, in his hondrable retirement, the assurance of the deeply seated confidence, affection, and respect of the American democracy. Sailors and Temptrance. An officer of our Navy_ tells us of a good anecdote of a couple of tars, one of whom watr strictly -temperate, while' the other'never missed his grog under any circumstances. For some little misde, ,meanor the latter was sentenced to have his liquor stopped for , t e en days--the most cruel punishment, probably that could have been inflicted upon him. Three days before the sentence expir ed the temperance tar asked his comrade how he felt since his grog had been stop ped. " Perfectly miserable," was the re sponse. " But you will soon get over it." " Never ! Shiver my timbers if 'ever Iman'-beat- to the windward of the bad feelings I've had since they stopped my grOg• • - " Yet your days will -be lengthened, Jack, said the temperance tar, takkg his comrade on,a new track. • " You're right there, for the days, since I've had nothing to drink, have been longer than a voyage round the world. Blast my eye, buti,fsomeitimes seems to: me as though there would be no end to them." Wens.—Those troublessme, and of ten painful excresences ; covering the hands; sometimes, to the 'number ,of a hundred or two. may be destroyed by a simple, safe .and aertain application.— Dissolve as much -common washing so tin as the water Will take up--then wash the hands or warts with -this mixture, for'a minute or two, and . allow them to dry without being wiped. This repeat. ed for two or three days, will gradually destroy the most irritable warts. To - KEEP PeEszavzs.—To keep preserves for years, bottle them up and plait) theai on some conspicuous shelf arsi3nic." We have kept ths best preserves , for years is this manner, even in . a house full of boarders . And apprentice liOys. It beats cool cellars all to smash. I [From the N. Y. Idurtatiy Mercury.] . Short Patent Senna. By DOW, JR: , My text is centained in these words: Be satisfieit and murmur not • That God has made you as you are. My hearers—Man is a made-up mass of misery, doubt, and discontent.,. He is dissatisfied with satisfaction itself, and miserable in his merriest moods,•-• He is dissatisfied with his Maker; with himself, and with the wholeworld. He thinks, that, if he could but have had the making of himself, he would have pro duced something na perfect as. perfec, , tion—trouble-Proof, and subject to none of thr wear and tear of a tedious •And toilsome existence; but, in my humble opinion, it would be as nice a piece •of botch-work as ever mortal beheld. H is dissatisfied with himself because, having the power to act and federal, he cannot' work miracles, or accom plish impossibilities. He is dissatisfied with the world because it does not over value his labors, and reward him accor dingly. Thus he is ever discontented and ever complaining. I verily be lieve, 'my friends, that man would growl, trumble and fret, and find fault, were he placed in perpetual paradise, with a diadem of glory upon his head-T— -*ever surrounded with , the perennial flowers of enjoyment—with big bottles of extra bliss in his reach, and as much. wine and as many pretty women at his command as could be squeezed from the pulp of 'creation. I believe this for man is a creature of dirt and dissatis faction, wholvould rather wallow for ever iq the mire': of misery than crawl out and dry on some sunny bank of contentment. My dear friends—don't trouble your selves as to why the Almighty has made you as you are: why he has given you an eternity of desires` and' furnished you with only a tea spoil with which' to _partake of them ::nor growl that he has set before you a rich bowl of pleasure's soup, and gye you nothing else than a fork to eat it with.: for whatever is, is for the best, as the pious but absent minded motheropserv ed When she put her baby- n the dinner 'pot and rocked a cabbage head in the cradle. If your desires were all grail-. fled, you would soon , be without any at all—and then you would be more mise rable, if possible, than now. But youi desires are too extensive toThegin to adinigof gratification. Why, my friends, if the Alps, the Andes, or the Rocky Mountains were one, solid cheese, a superanuate rat would nibble through it before , you could begin to.gnaw off the outside crust of your unbounded dasires. I should -rather undertake tol supply a netty solar system with atmos phere, by blowing wind through a quill, than to try to satisfy one tenth part of the desires of poor mortality—even tho' I were permitted to search eternal space or the -necessary qualities. I know it has been said that than wants but little here below ; but the assertion is as wrong as a book bottom upwards. Man wants great'deal—d blessed sight more than he needs , or even deserves. God - gives us ~ all we need, and some times more than we know how to dis pose of; and yet, for all this, we spit in the face of Heaven —and not even so much as • say Thank's " to our Creator, for the body, soul and being which he has seen fit to give us. In the whole column of wants that fill the long scroll- of man's inclination, we find scarcely'ene that necessity imperatively • demands he should have. They are, for the most part, inordinate * illegiti mate and unprofitable; and the More we cherish them the greater rejoicing is there in hell, and more sorrow in heaven. When our base and sordid desires are allowed to.be - gratified, Satan Shouts hallelujah ; and the angels weep, like willows in a shower, over the grave of virtue and departed worth. My hearers—Fate triumphs over Fortune, here in this world of sickness, stwand eternity. . We are dragged on by Destiny, in spite of all physical or moral exertion; and we might as well subniit to its despotism as to chafe our smile, tear our trousers, and scrape the skin off. our shins,, in showing resis- . tance. We often see the ,wicked ex halted to the highest niche of prosperi ty, and the laurels of wealth, honorand renown grace the, brow of worthless rascality, while the good ; the honest, and the•pioue(like myself,) are pitched' ,into the pit o f adversity; to work out their own salvation with fortitute, for- , bearance and long suffering. • , But, my, friends, you ought not toWouble•ProviT dente with impertinent, questions •as to the why and tvhereforiof DR thid. Let it suffice that it is through the unfatliol enable" wisdom of the Omnipotent thit we are situated and subject.to constant vicissitude., t is".not. for you to in. quire into time mailers, for the'plain reason that youi comprehensioii id not commensurate with your inquisivenese ; - and,lf it were, you' would be no more satisfied,. after having found out the whole truth than you were. before. If there be one• among you, you shcirt sighted, leer-eyed sons who ea,n with the needle - of 'perception pierce through the vast immensity of space--can count the words that compose the universe-- measure eternity with a three foot ride tell what kind ,ofcieatures in habit every twinkling star—why then he, and he alone, is my friend POpe say, may tell why Heaven has made us as we are. . My dear friends_it is. all 'nonsense for you to murmur because you 'have aristocratical [souls , crustd with such 1 plebeian, perishable clay. The soul-is s immortal, imperishable and undamagea ble ; therefore, what is the use. in Na ture's going to any eftravagant ex pense in fitting up suci a miserable concern as the body 'must be, at best ? It would be like feathers upon a, lead, more for ornament thanfor use ;-=-and the truth of this would / be verified as soon as one blow from the hammer of death had knocked it into a three-cor nered hat. : / ' -I NOtwithstanding, my worthy friends, all the little flaws you may feet dispos ed to pick in the words ofiOmnipotence. you may depend upon 0 that what ever He does, he - doei I according. to Grunter and, if you will only appre ciate them according tn their worth, and act/as though you were sample's of integrity, morality and wisdom, of His manufacture, sent down herefor special exhibition, You will take your leave of this world perfectly satiafied! that every Thing is just as it l shouldl be: So mote it be. Columbui A correspondent of t e National In telligencer in the, following statements, leads us to expect some &flimflam of the early life of Christopher Columbus, to be derived from unpublished archives at. Genoa, ' through the agency of the American consul , at the port : Our consul at Geno has at length penetrated into the archlies of the city, which have hitherto been terra incog nitia." Access' to them has been-fre quently sought with 'grdat avidity. espe ciallY-by Washington frying, who 'deep ly felt the want of some facts respecting the early life of Columbus, in order to render the history of him complete.— lie visited Genoa and was denied all ac cess to the. archives. F The wars and civil and political aaitatious which at tat time disturbed the peace of •Europe made the government extremely jealous how they permitted the records of past strifes to be disturbed. What Was: quiet they were willing should remain so ; and the result has been that the only re cords could throw any light on the youth of Columbus have remained locked up under the seal of government. j - By the next steamer we hope to, have, the final result of Mr. Lester's investiga tions. If enough is found to supply the present hiatus in the life of Columbus, and give us - the life o f f this wonderful man from his boyhood up, it will be in valuable-. Thii much wo may say even now of those unburied manuscripts; they. state that Columbus was o student in thc university of Pudua, nd was expelled for misconduct ; •so it is not new thing to have al genius lock +1 out of college. There bas been a heen 'strife in Genoa, for the last year or two, which the Uni versity has taken part, Tespectineolum bus' birth place—whether it was Genoa or Cogliato, a small village aboutftfteen miles from the cit 34 . The strongest proof those adduce who atliiat Cogliato to be his 'native town is,. - that it was fora long, period wrsort of ifamily residence.- and there is in it a small house which had been called from' tinie immemorial, .., Columbus%house.% On . the window of this building was to nd a verse traced 1 1 with a diamond in th glass, referring ; o Columbus, and writte - by one °Chia re latives. , WntrxwAin.—Por whitewash that will not rub:of mix half a pail of lime and water ready to Put• on , the wall; then take a gill , of wheat flour, - ;mix it up Well with a 'very little. cold, water, then pour , boiling, Water over it till thickens. Pour it into the White-Wash while hot, :and stir - the , whole . Weß to- gether. ' . , QearaFrceno4:-.A. • merchant; ,w ho lately . atlierOsed. for. elerk ,*ct could bear.cenfrnernint„, hai:*heen eWerett 4ane who l as faitt*?riejf•years, iti ME I= : ; D 52 21CI (ilo3(o4Margat ai 90E6 - . - Col. Polk's 'latter on_ the lit=liimetallito . , , 0 COLUMBIA, Tenn.-April 23,1844 - - ' Gastumssr—Your letter of the 30th ,ult., which youhave done ,ine.the hon or to address ttrme, reached my resi. hence .durint dirabscence from home, and was not received until yesterday. , Accompanying your letter, , yen trans- , mit to me, as,yeu state, 4 .a copy - of the proceeding ofd very, large useeting , of • the citizens of Cincinnati, assembled on the 29t, ilk ? , to exPiess their set led opposition to ' the annexation of Texas, tO the United State's. Ardu re• quest from .me ad : explicit expression of opinion upon this question of at nexatiok. Having, at no time eater= tained ooaions upon public subjects which I' was unwilling to avow, it gives me pleasure - to ,comply with the re quest. I hairs no hesitation in declar ing, that I am in fi'vor of the immedi. ate re-annexation of Texas to the terti tory and government of the United Stated. I entertain ne doubts its to the power or expediency of the re-annexa den., The proof is clear and s4tisfac tory to my own mind, that Texas once constituted a, part of the territory of the United States, the tidetn which I 're:-' gard to have been as; indisputable 'as that to any portion of our teiritory.- r - Ae the time the negotiation was opened witha view to acquire the Floridas, and the settlement of other questions, and pending that negotiation, the Spanish Governmentitself was satisfied of the validity of or title, and was ready to recognize a ins far' West of the Sabine as the trite Western boundary of Lou isiana, as defined by the treaty of-1803. with Frew, under which Louisi ana was acquired.-- . —This' negotiation, which' had at first opened at Mad rid, was ken. off and transferred had at Washing on, where it was resumed, and resulte i in the treaty with Florida, by which the Sabine was fixed on is the Westerd boundary of Louisiane.-- From the Tatificatiou of the treaty of 1803 with France, until the treaty of 1819 with Spain, the territory i neW constituting the Republic of Texas . , be longed t the .IJ. S. In 1819,' the Florida treaty was' concluded at Wash l , ington, by Mr. John Q. Adams '(iki'. Secretary .f State,) on the part of the U. S.. an' Don Louis de Onis on the part of Spain ; and by that treaty this territory lyi ng West of the Sabine, and constituting Texas, was ceded by the U. States to Spain. The Rio del Norte or some more Western boundary! than the Sabine could have been obtained; had it been insisted on by the American Secretary nf State, and that without in creasing the consideration paid for the Floridas. In my. judgment. the 'coun try West of the Sabine, and now called Texas, wds most unwisely ceded away. It is a pat of the great valley of the I t Mississtp t, directly .connected by its navigable vaters with the Mississippi giver, and having once been a pan of our Unio. it should netier have been dismembe ed from it. :The' Govern mentl and . eople of Texas, it is under stood, no only give their consent, but are anxio sly desirous to lie reunited to the U' ited States. * If the applica tion of T : xas for a re-union and admis-, sion into our Confederacy shall Abe be re jected by the United States, there is imminent danger: that she will becothe a depend ncy. if not a colony of Great Britain . a event which. no American ixions for the safety and pros this country, could permit in out the most strenuous , re- patriot, a perity of occur psi Let Texas be re-anbexed, = uthority and laws of the U. blished and► maintained with- and the S. be es mits, as also.in the Oregon = and lei the "fixed polief of Irnment be not to permit Great anSr other foreign power to, 7,°1011y or hold;doroinipa. ion of the people or territory These are my Opinions ;;and dr Territor our u,ov l , Britain o' plant a•! any port of either. without deeming it' necessary ,to exte nd this letter, by assigning the many rea r sons which influence me in the , conclu sion§ to which' I come. I regret to be compelled tediffer so widely from the views expressed, by ,yourselves, and the meeting of citizens of Cincinnati whom yeti represent. Differing how ever With - You and with them as .I do, it was deettifrankness that I Should be thus explicit in the declaration l of my opinionsJ , ~ ,' ' I 1 anis, with great respect, I I . Your obedient servant ~ . JAMES - K POLK; To Mes ri.; S. P.Chase, Thomtur,flea. ton, dic., Committee, Cincinnati. NATonn haw given Ins .two•ears, two eyes, and , but - one - tongue% - to the -end,. we should heir 'and seeAtioo than arc, srek• • 7 . ~ , 7 2 ;,Zi '-'-,7 ;•!;••• ,:. : ~,,:. , ~,, - • ~ • :.7 ,- ;•-. '.., -:.Y• _ •••• MEE =l5 , , , ' JQ'