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Toy rnbi, Wednesday, FeW,y 2,1848
r A Pronunciamento from Head Quarters
Hon. MAUI Wilmot need out of the Party
The Pennsylvanian awl Washington VnicHt have
at - last unalasked their batteries. and are openly dd-
Mg the Work, -vhieh for needy nine months, they
have dared only to do, covertly and secretly. Ear
, boldened—for reasons which we shall hereafter
mention—these papers; now, with as much conti,
denCe as impudence, call upon the Democratic
press of Pennsylvania to-,denounce. Mr. Wilmot—
to practice forbeatriets no longer, and to measure
oat so him the censure he deserves. Whatever
may be the Consequence of the call from Washing
. ton, the reaponsibilify rests on those who makett.
This paper gets its jshare of abuse; .and the Pro
.timneiamento is not less bitter in its invectives
against Mr. Wilmot, than. against us. It stops but
little short of ordering our eaabscribers to discontinue
the Reporter. To do this, would: require but a lit
.tlit stretch of the prerogative which assumes to dic
tate to the Press of Pennsylvania: Without saying
at t ything further in advance, we will give oar
dens the Promniriamento entire from the Pennsyl
vanian; a duplicate appears in the Washin,;tton
ion which we have not room to insert;—
"'Mt Wrr . ear AND ens Paortso.—We of
going the rounds of this Federal papers, a slate
meat from the Clevelandi ; (Ohio) Ilairidcalerl ut
• which the editor goes on to show, that having-ap
plied to Post-rna'stel General JenasoN, ler th 9 ad
vertisement of the Post-Routes, he was refused on
the ground of being thesadvorate of that miartiiev
ous. absurdity, the IVdmOt\Proviso, Many harsh
epithets are bestowed upon "Mr. Jon -sox, who is
denounced as a tyrant, only lea.u,r i srcn:ivr than
CALIOrI.A or Num. The -Federal papers roll the
_Whole story as a delicious inerteraender!thcir
tonguei, and we pereeivelthat all of they endorse-
the editor in inlets:Ma as -*capital good teat)* and
a highly ersecuted martyr. .
This contemptible ass:4ft upon the admini:tra
tinn—for;Mr. Pofs is
.livl responsible f o r t h e t i e '.
vision alleged to have been made by the Post-mas
ter Genetal—is, we pewelie, copied into the Bead.
• ford Rt7porier, 111 r, WI/Jr./l.'s special orazut, iu this
State, %call. cummentg and calutnuies superadded.
That distinguished gentle:non. we need hardly re
mind our readers, rs the reputed author of the Pro
viso which bears his nainta*and which. it hasbWn
broadly asserted. was put itau his hands by ahew
der and by abler opooneats _of the a aradolicy of
Pots, as an obsthi ule and a threat. to t.h.t used
eitherto'iuterrupt the action of Congress on the
war. or to iutiundati the President.
The Bradford krirortir, however, not content With
eepying ti,te vile assault upon the administration
folen the Cleveland paper, goes on to introduce.
11 0 01) comments, abusive, of Mr. Bucrixaaa and
Poat:maater General . J‘iliNt•ON• a protest or letter
hexing Mr. WILMOT s -teams. ill which that s• bold
politician—a little too •-•' bold," we fatrLv, for his
own sake, in this instance—demmuces the attempt
, to withhold the posaotlice advertisement from the
. Reporter. with much bitterness and vim
lance, going in of the wav insinuates . various
hold things against Mr. I.3vc:IANAN ; and closing
with expressions of profound regard for Mr..lonx
sox. a - horn the editor of the Air:der. in the salute
. paper, ridicules 'and assails. it appears that Mr.
Jona sox preferred giving the advertisement in ques
tion to a paper, not controlled by men who believe
the Wilmot Proviso superior tb all our principles,
and who are ready,. ar any moment, if it is not adop
ted, to defeat and destroy the Demberatic -party.—
This plain tact,' however cunningly Mr. Witmor
may seek to change _the issue, by attributing the
action of the Postmaster Gcneral to other eatraes,
and however malignantly duo Prairter may reek to
misrepresent Mr. IiUrIIANAN'S connection with the
• preceeding,is the whole source of the complaints,
and the threats, in the leLter of Mr. Witalar to Mr.
We beg to say to Mr. Wiotor. that we think the
attempt to assail Mr. :'ors. Mr. Brrti.V.S AN and Mr.
Jonxsup l because the latter would not give the
Brodtord Reporter a post-othen adveniSeinetit, is
cool in the extreme. By what right does he assert
his title to superior Democracy, anti superior claims
to the favor of Mr. Polk, or the Democratic party?
Is it because he has introduced into Congress a pro
ject, the effect, if not the intention of witieh, is to,
put off a just peace forever, and to defeat the very
indemnity of which he talks in his letter? if this
is his claim to the position of a ruler in the Demo
cratic party—if it is thisabat empowers him to at
tack. such men as Mr. Ilccibt NA N, and to encourage
the oppoSition, by placing a newly-poisoned arrow
in their empty quiver. torbe ir.ed against Mr, Pots
-we sae, if this is his claim to demand and denounce
the Enure breath, then there ip hardly' a member
.of the Federal party in Congress, or the country,
who has not the same power, and who carinut jus
tify its-use quite as plausibly as Mr. DAVID WILMOT.
There has been, on Me part of the Democratic.
press, a wonderful degree of forbearance in regard
to Mr. Waoter and his Proviso. Remembering
his vote in favor of the Tariff of 1846—although
even that act is said to have been by common ru
mor, regretted almost us soon as Joie, as some of
Mr7Wii.mar's subservient rotes would seem to
- Phew—but remembering this vote, and for other
reasons no less creditable, the Democratic press has
avoided speaking of his course in pm - ssing his Pro
viso upon Congress and the people, in the lenpoi
censure which it so well deserved. Notwithstand
ing the fact that it was opposed on high and solemn
grounds by the President and every member (4 his
administration. the moment it was resented in the
House; notwithstanding the tart that it hag 'been
used by the Federalists as their . fitvorite excuse for
opens* and interrupting the war : notwithstanding
all this, the Democratic paperS have been content
to oppose its principles and to correct its tendencies,
without speaking of its reptued author as he de
How has Mr. WILKOT responded - to this kind
treatment ? By travelling over the several counties.
-of this State, bcfpre and after the, Governor's elec
tion, landing and defending his proviso, and abus
iog Mr. BecussAx, the Washincton Union. and oth.
ers. for opposing it. But not thin only. If tra shall
be defeated at the neat .Presicientint election by thefor,
ter of a combined opposition, the DemcFrabc . partff,acdl
he iodide! for the resultp the thoision in Aefo York.
Who aided to produce that division? Who went
out of his own State to ititiame our already excited
political friends in Near !York, and to 'tleephri and
widen the chasM between them ? Who ecccrurag
ca and endorsed, and applauded the assaults upon
-the whole war policy u(' the administration, even
• to the denunciations Of She venerable editor of the
Gaiori? An indignant Democracy will Pay to DA
VID o.i - tx..itor, as Nathan said unto David of old,
Thou art the man'. , '
Y et, this is the gentleman who now profes
wee to speak for eight thousand Democrats, when
he atteniPts to thrust his Proviso down the 'throats
of the people, and attack the ruitninistration of the'
• General Government ! We - will not outrag' e the in
telligent Demcii.-rats of Bradford,. Susquehanna. and
Tina, by believiwi any euCh stoty •r% this. They
are too•jealons of their own honor to• theta
Measure almost exelusively supported by the Fede
ral parts, can he worthy ut any special sacrifice . en
their part, and they are net ready to unite its a S
sank upea the administration of their. choice, be
muse tear administration is not willing ••to prefer
. •
t, the ad:watts - et the I:ll.nat P: - ovise to those who
are fonhe irarOtithimatliniiiitricadatrorttiid" r ,
—When we say, therefore, that' we approve of ti;
act of Postmalstpr General Jonteson, in refusing
Deri S
etterma,...oe such c e duct as Ihiii,• we . whiilrli
blow well tiinodoneriby the! ' path
po l i gy hioj a IV* hoi4veii/hosik--: ' is
: thi Wiirinil,Pn3visoAnuyiestilie their' cilitniai
dipmeibitrito den ]hat *only praceitial eyed:tint
Wto pipt* the vir, 44iitst, If 40 to shviikalli
/lion ad strficafrever tilt krmorable poem ßut the advertisement of the Poet Rennes was not
so mucl. refused to the Bradford Reporter; if we un
derstand thecasebeasaseilsthrocassd thesesiews,
as it was continuo, with the 21oga Eagle, which
opposed them. The Eagle had the printing in
question four years ago--also, in 1840, and it prin
cipal competitor, if not its only one, at the time of 1
the late distribution of the same work, was Mr.
Wasters organ, the Bradford Reporter famous fin
its denunciatory course in favor of the P roviso. It
would have indeed beewan uuniitioied proscrip
tion to have preferred. the Reporter to the Eagle,
under circumstances like.these: and it would alw
'have everywhere been regarded and referred .to as
au exprevion on the part of the Mitional adminis
tration turfavor of one of the most baleiul measures
that has ever afflicted our councils. . .
We have said, a duplicate of the above appears
in the Washington Union. The language, it is
true, is not exactly the same; but the charge against
Mr. Wilmot—the object of theca,—and the manner
of attaining it, arc the mute, precisely: The re
markahie coincidence of the articles, the almost
simultaneous appeastince of them, leaves no doubt
that the attack, and the Manner of it, were concoct
cal by the same power, and that a concerted action
was agreed upon, by those who hold these papers
iu their hands, to crush Mr. Wilmot. The coinci
dence as to the time of the appearance of these ar
ticles.4--the intimations and charges—the order in
which they are mated—precludes the possibility of
a doubt, that this attack on Mr. 'Wilmot was preme
ditated at Washington and agreed upon behind the
scenes. We shall probably have occasion to insert
some portion of tlfb pnmunciamento, as it appears
in the Union, before we close this article. -
This attack upon Mr. Wilmot and ourselves, re
(mires that we should go back a few months, when
the order.of things were not as fully established,
and the fate of the " favorite son," so' clearly writ
ten on the wall, as now. The Pennsylvanian, it
should be understood, is under the supervision and
control of a person who holds a lucrative office by
the grace of Mr. Buchanan—the same gentleman
who for many years was the editor of the Lancaster
Irvelligencer, at the home of Mr. Buchanan—and
who was ever under his nurture and admonition.—
Scarcely had he eutered upon the duties of his of
lice arPhiladelphia, when the Pennsylvanian was
placed titi&r his charge. Thus enjoying a Itera•
tivekollice iu the custom house, he is prepared to
enter upon a broader field of disinterested labor for
his patron. Shire then, the Pennsylvanian has
been understood to know no man for the Presiden
cy, but James But:ha:ion, and to echo no sound that
is n'ot in tune with the Organ at ‘Vashing - ton. The
political infallibility of the edhor of the Union
s he.,
become wits the Penusylyaeian, apart of the De
mocratic creed; - so much so, that the party is in
voked to decapitate the man ; who 'does not like the
monkey on the organ dance with every tune the grin
der plays. It is from tkis truly independent, dis
interested and patriotic journal, that the call is made
upon the Democracy of Pennsylvania to forbear
with Mr. Wilmot no longer. Neither the Pennsyl
vanian orWashirigt, on Union publish the letter of
Mr. Wilmot to Mr., Johnson. Had they done so,
they would have been saved the labor of misiepre
sewing it ; but we judge they did net wish to make
this saving; being independent journals, they in
dulge in the largest freedom. We deny that Mr.
Wilmot made an a...-ault upon the Administration;
tlea.s.senion about Mr. Polk's responsibility is as fu
tile; as the assertion is false. Mr. Wilmot did not
go out of the way "insinuate various hard things
against \lr. Buchanan." All he said about Mr.
Buchanan was jut what Mr. Johnson told him;
there was no insinuation about it—the Eagle was
to have the printing at the request of Mr, Buchan
an : so said Mr. Johnson—so said Mr. Wilmot, on
the authority Rf Mr.
_Johnson. Mr. Buchanan had
some reason for making this request. There were'
three papers in the district having the confidence of
the Bernocratic party. The Eagle did not have it. It
supports the usages and principles of the party, when
it is not for its interest to do otherwise. It was a
quasi Harrison paper—out and out for John Tyler—
endorsed the election of Gen. Cameron over there
gnlar nominee,—opposed the election of Mr. IVil
mot—a bigoted disciple of the Will of 1812—then
hoisted the name Mr. Buchanan for the Presidency,
as. a climax to the chapter. Against this paper hav
ing the 'patronage of. the Government, Mr. Wilmot
protested.• It Was a grpss outrage and insult to the
true hearted Democracy of this District, thus to en
dorse that paper y and they feel it—depend upon it,
they feel it.
The Pennsylvanian says thatwhich is gratuitous
and wholly false, by alleging that Mr. Wilmot as
sails Mr. Polk or any one else, becanie Mr, John
son would not give the Bradford Reporter a post
office advertisement. It may echo the venerable
editor of the Union, who asserts the saran thing,
and expect, by force of organ-grinding, to cram this
falsehood down- throats as gullible as their own.—
' Mr. Wilmot set up no claim for the Reporter : he
did ask that if the advertising of the Mail letting
was to.te given teeny paper in his district,
.that it
be given to this paper. If not to this paper, then
to one of the two others—the Northern Democrat
or the Tioga Banner. But no, it must be given to
the Eagle. Against ma outrage so palpable, Mr.
Wilmot desired his constituency to know-he had
done the utmost of his ability.
The Pennsylvanian says the advertiseinent of the
Mail routes was not so mach- refused to the Brad
ford Report er, " as it was continued with the Ea
gle." What a miserable apology. Does the Penn
sylvanian mean to say, that it is the practice in the
!Post Office Department to continue the advertising
`of the Routes to papers.that hare before published
them, and none others? They know it is not so;
and yet fabricatelhis apology. All however, that
is said about Mr. Wilmot'a protest, is sheer 'ramp
resinmtion, and the subject is hit upon by the
Pennsylvanian and Union only as' a pretence to
make a wanton assault on Mr. Wilmot because of
his Proviso.. They affect and hope to strike him
down, and that the Democracy of Pennsylvania will
take this Proinmeiarneeto as a signal. The vest,
enable editor of the Union once undertook M strike
down old Hickory, but the signal gave'no alarm.—
Perhaps he will- meet with as poor success this
time. Brit the head and front of Mr. Wilmot's of
fending is his Proviso . . Mare but little who was
the- anther of .the .Proviso, -Amber 'it was Mr.
Brinkerhoff,- oranyother mad Mr. Wilmot offered
it, and defended it—the imintraticrnshowever as'to
its 'authorship are mean and malignant. It is not
true that 3lr. Wilmot has attempted , to force the
Proviso ati tverr one, or that he' hr any 'way, the
- nu* retatitireitiffeb-bitilit
law State eiectien. -'"fn the ether hand, he pursued
acyposiotecarra?end prevented lo bialit;
ihttOicetdeig the Proviso beit* an item:l,oW
th*: )3nlaktrd Reporter .refri)mt4TinikPut
iin** l kl.P.:inbil* and mtin, " 1 0 11 " 1 4# 4
PIO& ungeonOled.bY the conalint stia nOtinit
.tedithusejrhiclitilts friends of the Pritifieti , iieve
receiving from the Pennsylvanian and Washington
union. 'They left no labor =done te flame this
dpon its in the
sent those who adopted its principhi. '.Scleoustant
was their labor of this kind, that .arter the election,
both papers sent up their hosannas of triumph on
the Proviso Wile. The seserable editoiroftheAtiouil
boldly ( asserted, and persist' ted in it,"thatihe eleCtitik,
of Ma Shrink wse-a,triurnidi.of the , anti-Proviso:
men. The Petuasylsanian ritetnted 7 . the same
thing. Nor have these papers pursued a different
course since; and now we base orders, that to fa
vor the Proviso, is to oppose Mr. Polk, and that
every man who adopts its Neckties, must stand
from under.
It is with a pretty grace, and slate coolness, that
the Pertusylvaniaa charges us with a denunciatory
course in favor of the Proviso. Not a number of
that paper appeared for months, that did not adopt_
a denunciatory tone apirot the Mends of the Pro- ,
vino all which was endured by those friends in
comparative sikance. Not satisfied that they had
securely bridled irery Democratic press, and over
awed it by their organic influence,- Mr. Buchanan
must himself step in, and by writing a letter• to the
Barks County Harvest Home Celebration, give a"
clincher to the work. The Pennsylvanian from the
beginning has evinced a settled determination to
force this issue upon the Democratic party of Penn
sylvania. Not willing even that credit should be
given Gov. Shank's administration--than whicii
this State has never been blessed with one, more
honest, sound and democratic—it proclaimed that
it was apposition to the Proviso that elected bim—
etal the veverable editor said so too. Mr. Cass has
frankly admitted that his mind has 'undergone 'it
change on the Proviso but the editor of the Penn
sylvanian, has not, as - we are aware made any such
That be did at first approve, and Warm,
ly encourage the measure, is susceptible of circa: .
Bat there are other deserters besides him, who we :
fear, could find no more feeble excuse.
The Washington Union asserts the same thing
and a little more, as to Mr. Wilmot's vote on the
tariff But before passing particularly to this, let us
notice the course of thJ Pennsylvanian on this sub
join. We have intimated, if not said, that this pa
per is the special organ of Mr. Buchanan. Truly
did it represent him on the subject. Truly did it
" encourage the opposition, by placing a newly
poisoned arrow, in their empty quiver," and truly
successful was it. By it the whigs have now a
large majority of our delegation in Congress. With .
but few exceptions, the Democratic press were gum
ing Mr. Buchanan's vote for the tariff of 1842, and
asserting hie adherence to it. Did the Pennsylva- 1
nian deny it? When did the course of the high
taritl Democrats at that time, meet with a'signal re
buke from the Pennsylvanian ? When Mr. Wilmot
inflicts an injury like this on the Democracy of
Pennsylvania, it will be time enoug,h for the Penn
sylvanian to call upon the press, to withhold its for
bearance no longer. Who knows to this day where
Mr, Buchanan stands on this subject? Can the
Pennsylvanian enlighten us? We will now give
a specimen from the Pronunciamento of the vene
rable editot of the Union :
- L; But we have a few more words to say of Mr.
Wilmot's political course. It is time that the putt
lie should be enlightened on this subjeet t We
have heretofore refrained from exposing it, but Tie
has now thrust himself before the public, and lon
ger silence on our part would be improper._ He
objects, in his protest, to the Tiogn,Eagle receiving
the post office advertisement, because it had been
opposed to the tariff of 1846. Mr. Wilmot, it is
true, did speak and rote in favor of this tariff when
it passed the House of Representaives. We have
always given him credit for this, without animad
vertitr, upon his opposition to this measure, after it
returned from the Senate. That body had adopted
one unimportant amendment to the bill. Its friends
strained every nerve to have this amendment con
curred in by the House. We well recollect that at
time the bill was believed to depend upon this con
currence. Its enemies believed that it could again
be sent back to the Senate, there was sufficient
strength to deem it there. At this trying crisis,
where was Mr. Wilmot found? We say, emphati
with the enemies afthe measure. This we heard
at the time ; but we choose to speak from the re
tort]. Without commenting upon his previous vote,
in this the final Atm.-Tie on the last and great ques
tion, L , Will the House agree to the amendment of
the Senate V? we state the fact that Mr. Wilmot's
vote is rt corded in the negative.- along with the
names of all the enemies of the tariff of 1846. Tide
the journal of the- House of July 29. 1846, page
1176. At this critical moment, he abandoned the
measure which he had at first supported."
We will let Mr. Ritchie answeefor himself ; we
are inclined to the opinion that our readers will
conclude that be is a little too reperable, so much
as to have lost his memory—he should have been
left at Richmond. But before we do this, we will
explain how it appears that Mr. Wilmot voted
against the bill. The bill cameback from the Sen
ate amended by striking out section 9. This sec
tion was intended to protect against fraud, in cases
where goods were entered, undervalued by 'the
owner, and was to expire on the lst July 1848.
Mr. Wilmot voted against striking this section out.
Tree the enemies of the bill voted the same way,
and its Mends too. Amon; those with whet& Mr.
Wilmot voted, was the whole democratic delega
tion of this state. There was no reason why it
should be stricken out..• Mr Wilmot was for the
bill as it went from the House. He was at
that time anxious for a higher vote of duties on
coal and iron. But -open the question to lay the
bill upon the table, Mr. Wilmot voted, nay. This
would have been equivalent to iti'defeet. Hatt the
House disagreed to the amendment; we have no
doubt that before a committee of conference, Mr.
Wilmot would have succeeded in getting an in
crease of duties on those articles. :goo he have
succeeded in so doing, some of oer coternpotaries
would probably teen more willing to define their
their position on the tariff: WbeniMr. Ritchie says
"he abandoned the Measure belied at - first sup
paned," lie says that; for which nothing bat his
old age excuses him. We-with:l - Owlet Mr. Ritchie
answer this falsehood for himself; we think oar
readers will discover some discordant tones in the
Government Organ.
Congratulating the ceuntry, upon the passage of
the new Tariff bill. to , tbe House, the Washington
Union, of Friday, July 3, 1846, says:-
- "'From Pennsyliania, so distinguished in rap
port of the war of '76 and 1812, and so ever ready
to poet out thelife-blood of her sons in defence of
the couptryrrsodevoted to the. Union, so trueto the
democratic filial on all other (ideational:at the ,ta
rift, these was but a tinOevote for this great tnea-
- - "
..4141bafiblOrd v"
teal y able and eloquent Minot. Let hint wait
bat a year tomb the openstiops.if this bill defeat all
The INeldit*l 4' bras vermaak vote
.54e abAst4 will* t .v*oeE PinnsVanitt.t:
84:demtitill.16):18+6;114.*°:11041the re:
lienAie t a cm 4bli; . 1 4 1 nati le filoO i s i o rme i
101141061-6,-Brauold. :PLymeporigHi
9thinitant, that aithe dernociatieeotontrtel? ,
vellum, holden. at Towanda, ; on the eyenlngprest.
ou t ,. Mr. Wilmot was i
tnannervirdy rianounnated for
ComitifektiaWg lecKs'ar tioti itirkresi#
on frst ballot t Tids is Mr. Wilinot's own county,
audit wpo?od endorsement ol his course on the
Witt question
/4 in regard to his oppbnent v tile Union, of pc,-
tco** i . '
" We understand that Mr. Wilmot has an oppo
nent useMertinif-dembend, brififer eitilief - doebt
the auccees. of this able and eloquent democrat." •
In =rattails the result of the election in Penn
sylvania, the taints, of October .21,, 1847,wijoices
over Mr. lirshnoes re-deceit:lllond spexageWupon
the defeat .of •• so many democratic( Cow
Skrenghout the State, ais follows, : -
" lithe 'federalists ef-Peamtylvania bad sineceetl-'
ed in the defeat of Nk. lrvitmat, ilichWausthesam
init of their wipirations,, their cup oftfiemph worid
haverbeeis overflowing, Mr. W.
-was elected in 'lB44—his first (sway, too, rin the
-stage of public life—as the openandarrowed
my .of all monopolies, and especially as the uncom
promising enemy of tharWorst of monopolies, the
tariff of 1842. His opponent then, as now, profess.
ell to be ademocrat, but was nevertheless the iulvo
cate of a paradox which the constituency to whom
he appealed would not endorse or comprehend.—
,On this issue, boldy tended' and joyously accepted,
Mr. Wilmot was choso to Congress, and the prin
ciples which he had thus honestly avowed, in the
face of a most formidable opposition were faith
fully carried into practice in the councils of the na
tion. To him, too, belonged the enviable distinction
that he stood " solitary and alone," among all his
colleartnes. in support of new revenue law cif '46.
That a Representative' thus situated, should en
counter the concentrated hostility of the manufactu
rers and iron-mongers, who were so deeply inter
ested in the preservation of the protective policy
was natural enough. That they should adopt the
means which were beet calculated too prostrate his
political fortunes, was likewise to be expected.—
Certainly these efforts were in no wise wanting.—
A so-called tariff democrat, a popular and influen
tial man, was nominated as Mr. Wilmot's competi
tor ; and he had the double advantage ot being sup
ported by the wings and by a. detachmentiof his own
party. Witnessing this combination, the d t friends
of Mr. Wilmot could not but have some apprehen
sion of his success, and the most sanguine of them
could not but acknowledge that the contest would
be neccessarily close."
"Mr. Wilmot, who alone voted for the tariff, and
defended it in Coneress and on the stump, is sus
tained by the handsome majority of 7201"
October 24, 1846, this same paper speaks of the
result in this district, as a triumph for Mr. Wilmot,
of his vote npon the Tariff :
"Our detrat in Pennsylvania is only calculated to
rouse and to energize the friends of truth. The op
ponent of an oppressive tarifi are invited, and more
over they are encouraged by the success of Wilmot,
to march up boldly to the defence of our principles.'
Its correspondent from New York, of the same
date, writes as follows :.
"Mr. Wilmot's election seems beyond all reason
able-doubt. We feel here as if this were compen
sation for the loss of any other two candidates in that
We cannot forbear inserting, from the Pennsylva
nian, an extract of a letter from its correspondent
attWashine,trni, published at the time of the passage
of the new tariff bill
" The Derr ocratie members from your State who
with a sirmle exception Toted against the bill. doebt
less considered it their duty to do so, and in this
they deserve no censure from their Democratic
brethren in other States. It is tho surest evidence'
of man's Democracy, to conform to the real or sup •
posed wishes of his constituency. Mr. Wir.stor,
who voted for the bill. also reflected the sentiments
of his constituency. His Opposition to the Tariff of
1542. was well known to the people of his disnict
before hi . . all
eition o
His fromed
the attention of every candid enquirer after truth.
His course needs no vindication from the petty as
saults of the whifiets who scribble for federal news
papers, but if it did, his speech is suf&cient, for it
it is admitted friend and foe, that a more elo
quent, masterly argument was not made upon the
subject; it even wrung from the Whigs them
selves reluctant praise."
These will show what those consistent papers
thonl,,ht of Mr. Wilmot's vote at that time. We
might extract columns from the Democratic papers
of the Union applauding the vote, as a vote for the
tariff of la-S6 ; and it is reserved for the superior
acumen of these two papers to make the discovery,
some two years after the vote is given, that Mr.
Wilmot was an enemy to a low tariff. Out upon such
abominable hypocrisy ! We pity the sonductor of
a public journal who has become so despicable and
servile, as to permit himself to be tesed,by any man
for the fulfilment of such low and paltry schemes.
With such unparalleled and impudent conduct in
recollection who shall the praise
of the Washington Union and the Pennsylvanian,
or regard their denunciation.
We cannot dismiss this subject without saying a
word more as to the Manner the Proviso has been
treated, and consequently the position of Mr. Wit
mot. Either'his opponents in most inotances dare
not, or will not meet the question fairly. It is very
seldom mentioned, but to misrepresent. We have
observed, that at several of the County- Conventions
in this state, resolutions upon this subjeet were pass
ed, which are a deception, and must have been
intended as such, in order to, get the people
committed against the " Proviso." Those who
have the charge of such meetings canrset plead ig
norance. Mr. Wilmot is represented - As pdroca
ting a measure, interfering, with slavery fie the states
where it exists; and hence resolutions. 9 passed,
"repudiating any such interference. ey of the
counties of this date who show such ' nacity for
state rights, would appear tq better ' vantage, if
they had practiced on that doctrine as the tariff.
But the Proviso has nodthlgto do with, lavery in
the states or territories where it exile. It asks
• only, that it may not be extended to tewitory where
it does not exist. . e
Ovsztnruzimma."--" Mr. David
th e u n ieri; "Mr. David Wgmot,"re
the Penneylranian. How ovehrhel
tier—toar extremely biting- , -how in.
gad &slant! What scotching and
Thus' Compost - , n4or the nuaingem ant' . of 14. 1 - I
it - . - perhavaK
gxl*iil .., 4 .
f 4" - IlitsiktPulth- The 1 04 4 0 liagOol -
nev12.0 4
di * rid 'ThemAgY evading gave
toanilige.****B. - it& oreinirti o,
thellansir ' oliss as attractive hi% w . . u ,. ' r
' T 1 1, eillhet
oa istr. Demi or Plume),
whizh mum fail to draw a crowded house. .
, The
1 ' ihiviks olll9l . -- - -- .lthe l li O L - -.‘
.. ,
titian they had *NOW abroait, sedOm rite se
gment of talent, seldom found is navelingtheones.
i •
Truarrea. roe Sxua. tarps.—We - -
tfot dia ! pio*thitasgaiii t ithens meetingOppest
simultaneously at several different points,tere
Wes be iagpoeed ' ihat~3tlie ' y hate
ed. They are generally pubtishipi; so eshreatry
the idea that the meeting reprosontod ctbelhelings
of the' county , "1400 treed' hour little moms
Srssrawr, , Tar L-iWe beg leave tocsins. the teats
of the-Union, and its-tait-piece, the PesmOrania!,
nod assure them that , every drop arblocid in our
,veins is democratic ; and so .far from-ferAing any
inclination to have an operation of plebotrimy per
formed, we intend it shall all remain there, as long
as the pulses of life beet.
Tea Yorcr. or PLas..—We call the attention to
the proceelinss of the meeting of the Democrats of
Pike which we publish this The 4soltuksro
are sound, liberal and in good tinte—thene cen
trals:3 favorably with those of the Mons' weeding,
which we published a iew weeks since.
-neecrattic Meeting In Pi k e.
At a meeting of the Democratic eitizein of Pi
tp., held pursuant to public notice, at the boom of
Dennison Johnson in Lernytwille, Saturday, Jan.
29, DENNISON JOHNSON, was 'called upon to
preside. • Crum:met Sersenra, and Airotemni S.
Sarre to act I a Vice Presidents, and Gewalt K.
TASIA.R, appointed Secretary. i 4
The object of the meting being stated, after a
full and free interchange of sentiment( being had,
the following resolutions were then unamteiously
adopted. !
Resolved, That we hold it jnst and proper to ex
tend the area of freedom by , purchase, annexte
Lion. or in the receipt of Indemnity, 10 the eqtire
continent of America , or even to the *hole earth,
at tat same time we would enter our Solemn pro
test against even the smallest extension of the
area of slavery. •
' Ilesofved, That " indemnity for the past, and se
entity for the future," are the only safe guarantees
for the honor and fame of the United States, in all
her dealings to be hail with Mexico. i
Resolved, That we deem it possible for a man
to be a Democrat and yetibe cpposed to the Provi
so, but we firmly hold it to be utterly impossible for
a Representative in Congress, or a sentinel of any
grade or rank, set by the people to guard the pillar
of Liberty, to permit the acquisition of , territory for
the purpose of the extension of slavery over soil
now free, and yet be a patriot, a souqd Democrat,
a faithful representative or en hon•-• man, if he
knows or suspects such to be the objects of the ao
Resolved, That we hold in contempt any man
who will, by the distribution of Government pa
tronage to the venal and Corrupt attempt to lessen
our confidence in thelion. David Wilmot, our fear
less, and faithful representative or in any way, by
a privileged monopoly of Government patronage
attempt the manufacture of public sentiment for
this Congressional District
Resolved, That the proceedings be signed by
the officers and published by the Democratic pa
pers of this Congressional District. ,
(Signed by the Of fi cers.)
Z --
From Wasldngtoo.
(Correspondence of the New York Evening Poet.]
Mr. Wilmot arrived to-day. His trip has corn-
pletely renovated him. He "left this city pale and i
weak, but looks now as if he could bid defiance to 1
the clew and dusty atmosphere of the Hall.
Nothing strikes a stranger here more, than the
difference between the facts of his personal inter
course amongstthe southern members,, and the in
ferences one would na6rally draw from tkedenun
ciationS of the southern press.
The truth is that no persoaalhatred exists apinst
him on account of his "Proviso." It is a mere po
litical struggle and this 'great question no more in
volves the" dissolution of thw. Union" than the bill
for erecting a dry dock at Pensacola. The State
Convention of Pennsylvania is to be held. on the
4th of March. The canvass between the friends of
Dallas and Buchanan will be very close. The for
mer, it is said, his the people of the u key stone,"
the latter has the press.
In Huntingdon' county Dallas's friends secured
the deligation at the late County Convention,but
the press immediately announced that the deega
tion were pledged fort Mr. Buchanan. Such mis.
representation has the effect of depressing the ef
forts of one set, and urging the other to. extmar.
nary exertion.
I _
The Presidency.
(From the West Chester Rept.Phennj
I regret, yet candour, which requires and demands
the utterance of the truth, compels me to say, that
Mr. Btu/tenon does not and cannot come before the
Union with a prospect of success as fair as that pre
sented by Mr. Dallas. 4r. Buchanan. es I have
heretofore stated, has by his own conduct. and by
that of some of his most intimate and confidential
friends, rendered himself obnoxious to large num
bers of honest Democrats in this and other States.
His course and that of his friends in the Convention
of '44, towards Mr. Van Buren.—the rejection of
Woodward and Beaumont, through his instrumen
tality or with his approbation, as is believed,—his
vote for the Tariff of '42 and well understood oppo
sition to the Tariff of '46 ; these and ruberobjectious
which might be urged, render it highly unsafe to
select hint as the democratic standard bearer in the
approaching contest.
In a former communication I alluded to another
objection to Mr. Bucluban, and ,I now recur to it.
because it is one that would be brought to bear
upon him with tremendous force; if nominated. I
mean his denial that he is a Pennsylvanian. The
lad of sncia.a denial. having been made by him can
no longer be concealed. It hasbeen published in
the papers of the day; the Whigs have it; and
would, with it alopp,, probe*. prostrate him in
Pennsylvania, if made a candidate. Here is the
evidence :
WAsnixarretr, Feb. 16th, 1846.
Dear Sir:—l have received yours of the 12th
inst., informing me that. not knowing whether I
considered myself a resident of Lancaster, you
hive ass ssed me as such. I had supposed. that
you could have known that I had. re ad suppos ed.
Lancaster nearly a year :Igo. and have ever since
been an actual resident of this city, where my offi
cial duties require that I shouldi reside. I trust that
at some future period:l may AcAtN become a resi
dent of Lancaster, BUT ruts I 4 ii•HOLLY i r SC
MicatAsz. Buttner., Esq., Lancaster, Pa.
will not comment on this' unfortunate and ill.
I adviser] note. The Twt,payina farmers, mechan
jus and laborers of debt-burdened Pennsylvania,
will no doubt do that. • •
I take no pleasure in this itatingmy objections
to Mr. Bucbanan.t I regard- 'lam as a statesman . ot
mucti ability; he makes a very -good Secretary of
State; but,,t i
as a man to come, before.: peop le,
be presents not that ANALUAREPTY which sbotnue
isirable anditeces.sary in the d'andidate tBtB, if
the dernoctritic party rs to be tteeessful.
mot,'" says
•its echo,
lagiy lc:veto
.ifely formal;
I . -
• i re.
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' elm a. tjr
- .* 4- 6 - -'' .ittri ' 0 d o Perrwl
. 1 1 - hiskairs, Jas. 21; 181$
t po i
'limi t s. '' " or bus beswengsged for the great.
- • - ofjhe time as yet, in local and uoimpx.
.t A.141 is now mule/ consulinat i o n. •
-n,powers of the Pentultranie Bain*
Compsny, a n d m , *lllbV !ipon
'piny: Allstate pentkieueprinciple could sem*
be suggested. °lf cialaino l 4lo:liiiiiisiive
to Connect and indentlfy ossify inearpixated distant,
ay at borough which' could, by any mesas be in
duced to nays stock, hate the mere creaturetami
instruments of< this '4l'lo comp
Sgif seal gt totiugg
don, to hnipitaq itentr s aopip 'in the midst of the
commonwealth windy wilLita money and agents,
lArghtit,9o4l 3 ,,t"Vr4. „erVf4aPortalk Wooden
In the State: I thiek WS. 'Shia it nidically tight
in the aendagag;atiorpaard,„ha his menages, in m
inding to corporations and privileged monopolies.
It has 'bear 'Mid drat "power" s esti* f rom r i t i,
many to the,#lstr,".ankapy on who will °teem
the yearly action of our legislature, and *bore an,
who witoessese the hordes' oflierirs- 166 long
ob oat the, rolbbies'; andeiptiyi . ll!",4naro a d
comitaltieisi Etc, procuteftiension of
privileges, (*the retnoralof wisokeposnerarisions,
will swot be convinced ;that power's fast stealing
from the.people. df Vedalyfradia iaQorporated
TheSehatelutveadOed an inipishorialproceed.
big in relation to the confurttatirel of - 44es. They.
refer each nomination to a ocerunittee, appointed
for that purpose, composed,- of worse ofe majority
of vrhigs and enemlet itelteGey. The enmeit.
.tee, after mak - frit enquiry as! to Ids qualifications
and fitness fresther offide; ! malte" a reportlihieb is
sustained in evierl %Mabee by the . etitirevote of
the vvhig Senators. The =wit& iudie Nil of the
Chester and Delaware district, Was diipased of a
day or two ago, by being rejected by a vote of 19
to 13. Your readers will recollect that Jude Fors
ter of this place, was rejected last year kettle same
district. Thus has a federal Senate sacrificed two
as good men as can be found in the State. It is
evident that they are determined to drive old Shenk
to give them just etch a man as the Federal law
yers of Chester county want, or they will put any
one to the inquisition. They have even ventured
so far as to name the man. But they are mistaken
in their man, if they think to force him from a po
sition which be knows to be right. They may re
ject all his Dominations, but he will never permit a
Federal Senate to wrest from him his Prerogative
of making the nominations, however they may be
disposed of.
You will see by the Pennsylvanian and Wash
ington Union, that the most severe assaults hare
been made upon Mr. Wamot, forbiS bold and man
ly protest to e
. the Post Master General arsin 'the
prostitution of the public patronage, to such gnenil
la newspapers as the Tioga Eagle. lam not sur
prised that his plietmt should have mused their in
dignation. It contained too much truth, tiro plainly
told to be palathfile; Wounded pigeons always
flutter. In the attoris referred to, the grossest in
justice is done Mr. W. He is charged With en
couraging the assaults made upon; the measures of
the administration, in all their measures intim of
.the war, indemnity, &e. Nothing can be farther
from the fact. Mr. Wilmot has on alt occasions,
ably and fearlessly espoused the war side of the
question, and avowed himself in favor of full in
demnity.- There seems to be a disposition wfth
some to destroy Mr. Wilmot, because he refuses
fealty to certain aspirants )
for, the Presidential
chair. They may by misrepresentation, and open
denunciation get up a clamor among the followers
of men who advertise for the. Presidency, and bide
high for southern votes, and thereby cast a cloud
for a time over his fair political reputation. But it
cannot long exist. His talents, his honesty of pur
pose, and his pure Democratic principles, will bear
him safely and triumphantly above his persecutors.
I predict, that, if David Wilmot rives, the day *ill
come when no can man be found, claiming to be a
Democrat who will own that he was among the
*filers in the crusade that is now waged against
Mr. rimer, the State Treasurer elect has not yet
arrived. It is said he does not intend to take the
office until the year expires, for which Jude &inks
war elected, which will se on the Yith of February.
llPSirsivialk.a. Lung.Deakins . Darr,
This Medicine is designed for the curt of Coughs, Coldi
vet complaints. Asthma. Consumption. ke. It is recossnachdci
as it atetheine of great valuein'the above complaints, bos,
like most other remedies that are offered, it is not an Walla*
cure for all the diseases to which the human race is heir. it
makes no pretensions to any other than one gnat object. r '
to restore the Lungs to their proper health anti Ciro. :latish:lT
tory reference green us to its astonishing eftbdtr treltslueird
health to the Lungs Sold by J...tiallNUMßlSltii,Jr,only &mho.
tired Agent.
S.citorm.t CVato child of Florearnits Betray, stoat tea'
rears old, Irving in Co !elan Townshig, Lance stet C o oly.
ket had been afflicted several years with Scrofula le the fee,
arnd neck. which no only set all the popular remedies of the
(Myatt deftenee. but se neatly bathed the skill of the bee
rates of the Country. After ill other Weans hall failed in inks*
inc. relief a trial was made o( Wright's fielian cregetable( ll4
The result was, before the-first thine boxes had"
ulcers began to assume n healthy appearence, siirersi
of the jew.bone were Malvern out. Mei :n a short tore ever
restage rid' Scrofula disappeared. Some time has now eliPse.i
sznee naeing the medicine. and so far from there being any 3 1'.
pearance of relapse, the child presents every appeatmee
robust health
The abire celebrated pills far sale by
Mesnanyes k Towarnia. U. Mandy & Frenehiorra
& D. F. Pomeroy. _Troy: D. Brink. Hornbrook.
Cot Tell & Gee. East Menton, J. C. Adams. Bum. creek
Wm Gibson. Ulster. C. Rathbono. Canton.
S. Ellsworth. Athens. W. Campbell. Sheshenni" ,
Guy Tracy. Milan. . 3. 3. Warford. Monmeton.
Principal o ffi ce and general Depot, 169 B.ace Poila
Dr 'Wircar's Balsam of Cberry—ti'forrnseherl' — '` ° •" ..
ception. In setting forth the virtues oft his truly greed meth'
clue. we bar no .desire to deceive thrise who are Istenq
under• affliction. nor da we wish to eulogize it more till" "
deserves. Yerwhei are look around and see the misted: o W
of *offering and distress occasioned by many of the 114 " . '" 4
m which this medicine murpfewed wo w weei . o f a t, we lei
Mat we cannot urge its clanks tort stsongiy, or say too m ar'
to its favor.
• Various rernhires. it is true, re been offered end purred le"
to notice for the cure ofdCaeas the lungs. and - some
been *wind no doubt eery met' at of ail that have yet hell
discrivemdit is irdliiiingd by ph ' p lu m ti n whd p er ., rmuct:t
ed itsaffects, tbatmonc has prof as atieerlolldi " II " . b.
Asthma.Sbortness pf Blentb.and similar affections. It rely ,
proabloused a poittire cure. It Ives cored Alaimo ill WO e d , a
, set of ten and twenty yeani standing. after physicans - to d
dared the ease beyond the tench of medicine.
The potions signet! 1. Bt - TTS en the wespper , a. aby
• Te Prfisters.
A fount of ton; Printer. arty wont : n Aiunt of The , "
nearly new : and various nthrr printusg zstateriala net ID c'' e
and will be gold cheap, at this office.
AgraAn; for titre Itterertetre •
E. W CARR. No. r 4lO North Fourth AL anti San
N.E. corner orTttird and Deet sti. Finiadeirbor
v P. i.atm.R..ti, W. enthreof'T.bini and Chest,
Phibideiptda ; telinuntan it. (Tribune build
GEORGE PEAT.r,'ISI 11Tainxi sr., Inez door to
ki4iNeve Tocko, •
In this . vittat..e,oh the 2:3d inst,FMAKCEII
1118.A.w ) ned 12 i•es and three friotzth 3 -
Lt, owe!'
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