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' : In favor of MEMO VA& and jEfg UJJL RIGHTS, .
Opposed to a division of the County, and the annexation of,
Point and Hush townships to this jwmiy3
And to an increase of Manlks and Imeorp&rwMiomu
11 A I Tl I
MwrmA m m nimi
At a meeting held at the house of JOHN
"HESS, in Brier Creek, on Monday, the
23d September, 1839, to take into view
Blatters of great importance to the people
of Columbia county, and to consult as to
what measures ought to be taken in relation
ie the manner in which the voice of the
people was defeated at tho county con
vention, ISAIH SALMON, was appointed
President ; Jacob JJagenbuch, John IJess,
Christian Newhard, Peter Miller, George
Miller, and John Freus, Vice President ;
Jlndrew Frees and Lewis Dietrich, Secre
taries. After the object of jhe meeting had been
slated by the chair, on motion, the follow
ing poisons were appointed a committee to
prepare and report proceeeding3 for
the consideration of the meeting: Solomon
Newhard, Daniel Jamieson, Jacob Hess,
Daniel Zehner, Abraham Hess, Charles
JIagenbuch, Michael Hagenbuch, Samuel-
Dresser, William Hufman, and David
The .committee, after retiring for con
sultation, returned, and reported the follow-,
ing.through their chairman, Solomon New
Jiard, which were unanimously adopted.
WHEREAS The people of nearly ev
ery district in the county are greatly dissat
isfied in regard to the nomination of Wil
liam Colt, by the late County Convention.
And Whereas, it appears that some equiv
ocal delegates were bribed to vote for Wii
liam Colt, in opposition to the will of the
people", and swayed from their duty by
Bon)e few domineering individuals, by
means of which, a small majority of two
votes-was obtained for William Colt, who
as a member of the last legislature, went
mgainst the will of the people, by sustaining
banks and other incorporations.
And Whereas, the local question of our
county, the removal of tho 6eat of justice
from Danville to a more central position, is
-of great importance to prevent corruptive
divisions of the county, and give equal
rights to the many. There foro
Jlesolved That wd, as freemen of Co
lumbia county, do declare it to be our firm
determination no longer to be led or baffled
by a few individuals, nor be compelled to
vote for a man who advocates measures
liMffeW.-C?jB.litlflr..j3iEatLHCtive to the best
Uesolved That at the next election we
shall support a man for the legislature on
whose firmness and integrity wo can rely,
and who will pledge himself against all ru
inous banks and monopolizing incorpora
tions, and who will endeavor to promote the
removal of our seat justice.
Jlesolved That William Colt, by advo
cating the charter of a Batik at Danville and
other incorporations the annexation of
Point township to .this county and the di
vision of our own county, has forfeited our
confidence, and of courso does not merit
and cannot receive, our support for his re
election. llesolvsd That it is our decided and
firm belief, that if Wm. Colt be elected,
great exertion will be made by the citizens
of Danville to procure the charter of a Bank
in that place and to obtain the annexation
of both Point and Rush townships to this
county, and also to procure a division of
Resolved That the course of the dpi,..
gates from Catawissa, and one of the dele
gates from Paxton, in voting for William
oou, in opposition to the known will nf
their constituents, merits, as it shquld re-
ceive, the decided disapprobation of all high
minaeu ana honorable men.
Uesolved That wc have full cnnlv?,n,.0
in the honesty, integrity, and sincerity of
jjaiwivl. zs xuuu, and that he will re
present our county, should he be elected,
according to the will of the people, and the
best interest ol the county In general.
Jleiolvcd That a coinmitte be annuinicl
to address Daniel Snyder, and request him
to be a candidate for the Legislature at the
October Election, in accordance with the
expressed will of the people, as made
known by electing a majority of the dele
gates to the connly convention, in his fa
vor. Jlesolved That if Daniel Snyder be e
leeted, petitions shall be forwarded to ihn
legislature in order to effect the removal of
the seat ot justice in the county.
Resolved That as wo know JACOB
EYERLY to be a good dsmocrat, and eve
ry way qualified to perform the duties of
tho oflirse of Prothonotary, Sic, we will
render him our hearly support, and cordial-
ly recommend him to the electors gererally.
Resolved That the proceedings of this
meeting be signed by the officers, and pub
lished in the democratic papers of the coun-
ISAIAII SALMON, President.
Jacob IIaoenhucii, "J
Brier Creek Sept. 23 1839.
Sir In pursuance of a resolution ons-
sed at a meeting held at the House of John
Hess, in Brier Creek, this day, we address
you and request that you will permit us to
use your name as a candidate for the legis
lature, at the approaching election.
Bloomsburg, Sept. 21 183!).
Gentlemen In reply to your note of yes
terday I will say, that, as I permitted mv-
,self to be named as a candidate for nomina
tion, and it is evident fiom the best infor
mation I can obtain, that the neonle of a
jmnjority of the districts were in favor of
my nomination, but through intrigue and
management, their delegates were induced
to voto against me, I see no reason why I
should not permit my friends to sustam mn
as a candidate lor the legislature should they
To Isaiah Salmon, Andrew Freaa. an.l
Solomon Newhard, Committee.
make Berwick tho county town, and that
William Colt would go for such a division.
Why did the Catawissa Delegates diso
bey their instructions, and rote for Colt in
to of Danville as a sett of Pirates and dis- this county. P Y ' fr
PLAIN QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS.
Why is the democratic portion of tho re
Because one was promised by Best and
Colt, the commission of Deputy Marshal,
and both to be partners in contract on the
canal, to be obtained by the Bank Junto.
Why did tho delcgato from Paxton dis
obey the unanimous instructions of his con
stituents and vote for Colt ?
Because he was promised thsir influence
to obtain a contract at the Berwick Letting.
Why was William Donalson. the onlv
man in Danville whom Best would acknowl
edge as a Bank Democrat, sent as a delegate
iu me couniy convention from Mahoning ?
of a man living in Rush township, and by
that means effect their object of procuring
tho annexation of both Joint and Rush,
townships to this county. Thus defeat a
1 "f ' .ir kuiMing, from Dan
ville and carry into effect their pledge to tho
Berwick club, to divide the county that they,
might have the seat of justice.
ACTS SPEAK LOUDER THAN
And wc here exhibit some of the VOTES
e ".'""'"M vu ; during the last
Seman of the Legislature. They show
what credit can now be attached to his
assertions that he. is now opposed to
Jianks (md incorporations.
Who voted forlncorporations? W.COLT.
W in till .1 . n , .
V 110 Will nnnncn n ownnn
w b i. . ) icsincuons upon
Because it was thought he would be Ip '"corporations ? W. COLT.
sparing ot the ready in procuring the nom-! SNYDFR f a'SlriclinS t,,era ? D
inatiun of his friend and partner in his i Who was th . i
Bank Stock Jobbing and incorporation spec for a DISiSn o ColumbTa W
ulations, than any other man, as his inter- COLT. ou county . w.
ftt Wnillfl Iwi I l . . I Wilf will inrnilA ?j X r-
... ..... .,n,usu u u oW i jjrr,.
I.,. . .n eVP.ry raeans in llis l'ower '
J"two Jownships from Noiihmnberland
annexed to Columbia county ? W. COLT.
Who will onnnsn it ? n SMvntn
Who advocated the establishing a Bank
at Danville ? y. COLT.
yy no will oppose it ? D. SNYDER.
, SuMimr'!?"'1 roled establishing
rP9PJLlI0"SH ' "'"'Ua county?
. .. WUJ'1' , f's last act will saddle upo
est would bo nioro immediately effected by
Why is the Bank Junto so particularly
anxious to elect Colt to the legislature ?
Because they want a Bank at Danville
Point township annexed to tl.i, m...
the county divided a Poor House estab-
l.slied S10.000 more appropriated by the
lo weir jjridgc.in addition to '5000 ob
mill i i v t jl ilia i:inl :irt ii'tii onfM
tamed last winter, and SlflOOO h,fftM i i ' '? coumy a del" of G,Cd dollars, he.
SSOO.OOOto widen Union fi.,. , n... I.'"" au snnual f aevcral thousand
w x una- I
grove, where they own large qualities of
ua. which would be enha?-o. some
hundreds of thousands dollars in -lue by
the measure. Colt himself havj. a heavy
investment in that quarter.
Why is a certain gentleman of Mifflin
township heretofore violent .... .l-
election of Colt and Best, now as violently
uecauso Valentino Best has
nrirnmvoro 7 i ....
Became the Junto wish to have a tank ' CA'e 11 7,' 1IoaS
..i.i . . 1 " i'wi ui won and liffRt 7
t that place and retain the courts to the Because he has their promise of beW ,i
destruet.pn of the best interest of the coun- next Sheriff. P ei"S ,he
v- """i" which uio opposed by all
who navo ins gond of the county at heart
Why is S. F. Headlv and ih it
Taction, opposed to the removal, and in fa-
vor ot uolt i
Became, as S. F. Headlv nnhlM.
cd at Berwick delegate election, the coun
ty was.tu be dinded, in such a way as to
Wiy did Best and Colt snj,t...i..
buse Charles If. Hegins, the democratic
representatives from Northumberland coun
ty, immediately after the adjournment of
the legislature ? and oppose his re-election ?
Because he opposed their bank und tho
annexation or 'oint township to this coUn
... .i . , . . -"uir pigBnoui tueirs II s
t-and that thoy might secure the eleon 'curses are prevented, .
Who is against it ? D. SNYDER.
Who is against justice and equal rhjhU t
Favors the minority, and nnnnn tS,"L m-
jorily in the removal qntion, dnd allolhsr
quesiions that do not K,v0 a direct or indU
interest to D.nville I William Colt.
Who is infavorofthe removal ofths seat
orjustice to a central position, and tha in
tcrerests of the many consulted instead of
tho few ? Daniel Snyder,
Let every man in tlm t.i.
above p,,ture, and say which of the tw
".en w,u subserve the interest of the county
ami of (he democratic par,y beat. Aj
who ., ,here after reading i, will vote for
Colt? None who do not want tho country
I t n 11 P0r ""wec.labli.had-.
both Point and Rush townships added to
the county-tho county divided, and (ha
Courts to remain at Danvilla. If Colt U
elected the Bank Junto effect ,hfisn ,u,i;
objects of theirs-if Snyder, the., nil