The Columbia Democrat. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1837-1850, May 16, 1840, Image 3

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    by that faltlifutpftljlktWhlin.whMO be-
halfllt) nmv tiddressed the UoiivenTun.
llu ntiknuwludged he had been disappointed
ho acknowledged that lie had fcllsmue
little sting of mortification, when the result
of the committee's deliberation was known
( htm; that had pawed off.
Wo have met here, said Air. B. for the
publio good, aud our own indHdual feel
ings must give way when that can be serv
ed. After offering tho letter of his distin
guished friend and fellow-citizen, ho would
say that if there was one individual present
who, like him, felt disappointed, lot him
lay it aside. That man Is not lost to this
country. Hid whole life hat been spent
fdr its good, and he will not abandon tho
party to which he bolongs, because they
had "not thought ptoper to make him thoir
chief. Ho believed that that individual
was tho choice of tho American paoplo for
the second high offico iu tho Government,
and let his fiiomls then go home, proclaim
his worth, and. as he has beaten Ilia politi
cal opponent before under similar circum
stances, he can do it again. We know
aid Mr. B- that ha has strong claims on his
countrymen.' lie has strong claims in the
hearts of tho American people ef the la
boring class iu which was to be found the
Democracy of the country. Ho was born
in that class, raised among, and was liter
ally among them. Born in Kenlusky at
tho most eventful perio I of her history, iu
the midst of the Indian wars, he received at
his birth that eusrgy of character which has
accompanied him thruugh life none but
tho brave went to that Slats at that period.
It was then no place for cowards; it was the
habitation only of the brave, alid it was a
rnong them ho caught that indomitable spir
it and those generous feelings which have
to much endeared him Iu his country
men. ,
I know; said Mr. B. that he is but a man
and that, for a moment; he may fetl the
sting of disappointment, butl know him
well, and I know that nothing but the sting
of death will separate him from tho party
with which he bus acted through life. I
preiont, said ho, the letter of Colonel John
son, and in doing so, I am convinced that
if there is an unkind feeling in this house it
will disappear. Wo are engaged in a com
mon causa for the good of tho country; let
not that cause be paralyzed by the slightest
diviiidn among oursolves. MY: U. then han
ded tho letter to the chir, and it was read
as follows;
Cm or Wasiiixoto.v,
April 25, 1810.
GentmjjikN : the near approach of the
National Democratic Convention in Balli
'more, on the fiih of May, induces me to ad
dress you. The oqject of that meeting is
to nominata candidates for tho next election
of President nntl Vico President of the
United States. In relation to ths Presidrn
ey, I am haprry to find it is universally un
derstood, that theie will he no division.
The leading and only point, in which any
discussion is anticipated, is that of the Vice
From tho situation in which I sm now
placed, it gaema to be proper that my senti
ments and views should be ' definitively
h known. The first question will be, wheth
er we ionveuuon win go inio me numina
"tien. On this point, it is said, thero will be a
i difference of opinion. Whether tho Con-
I "vention shall make a nomination, or leave
it to each State to make its own selection,!
( wish my friends to understand distinctly
that that will be n matter with which I am
, not to interfere. 1 will be perfectly satisfi
ed with the eoureo the Convention shall a-.
,rdopt; and, in any fivent, must beg of them
i not to suflnr any feelings of partiality for
I' 508 to eiulamrnr llifi nrinfinlnn wliinh wn
re united in sustaining. My flentiment
lias ever been, that inn .Republic no citizen
lias any claims upon he people to electinn
for any ofiice, irrespi clivo of the benefit
and advantage resuliii j to themselves- All
offioes ought to be fo the good of the peo
ple, and not for tho i icumbenls. If special
.eervieei ever merit a iecial rewards, those
rewards should bo pi 'en in any other way
4han that which wmi il endanger the great
.fundamental principles of liberty.
To regard a highly responsible elceliv
ofiice, as a rowartl fo past services, is to
regard tho eleotivo franchise as forestalled
1y tho claim of jur lice;and ili therefore re
.ynignnnt to Republican principle. If such
ieraim may ba urged i'p favor of any other,
on any occasion, I am conscions that ray
fumble services merit nothing boyond what
hey have a' ready received. So far as past
-jarvfees have idicitciOthe principles of the
an, they will ba reg itded as a pledge for
pis future course; am beyond this, thoy
ought not to he consitered, especially in re
lation to myself.
There rests no obligation on the part of
my friends to me. Tiie debt of gratitude,
it ever existed, has been more than paid.
l the obligation thatfremains, is from ma
.tojhem, Tho confidence which they have
.manifested, and the kindness shown to me,
havo imposed an obligation of gratitude iu
y bosom, which I eari never cancel,
$'hcro is at this time, a great interest at
jStaue it is the support of tho principles
rin which wo united, and upon which the
juovemmeni lias long hecn administered.
Those principles havo been my guide for
jiriore than thirty-five years, during which
jtimq I have been continually afloat upon
the .tempestuous sea of political life. They
aro much more dear to me than my own el
evation or that of any other person. I de
site all of my friends in the Conven
tion to regatd their preservation as infinite
ly mora important than the qtlaiifiicati'on or
any private friendship.- '...
I havo not solicited a re-nnmlrlrttion, hoi
shall I declino it. I am, as I ever havo
been, in tho hand. of friends and fellow-cl-tizens.
It is no less my pleasure than it is
my duty to mako the avowal, that 1 wish to
be entirely at their disposal, and shall be
perfectly content with their award. If, in
their opinion the great principles for which
we contend, will be more likely to bo secur
ed by the nee of my name, they will uto it;
if, in their opinion, another selection
will be moro likely to ensure success, they
will make another selection. If, in their
opinion to mako no nomination of a Vice
President, and leavo the selection to the
pleasure and preference ofthe Republicans
of the several Statas.will give most strength
to our friends, tho Convention will take
that course; and In either event, I shall con
tinue to act with perfect integrity to those
principles, and to tho friends with whom I
havo hitherto acted in sustaining them. In
assuming this position, I do not wish to be
understood as declaring myaolf insonsible
In the honors which arise Irom public confi
dence. 1 can regaid the man but a mtsan
thiope, who is perfectly indifferent to the
applause or tho censure of his fellow men.
It is n quality to which I make no preten
sion. Next to my own conscience, the
many testimonials which I- havo received
of the approbation of rny fellow-citizens, is
the richest reward for my past seivices to
which my ambition ever aspired; and this
feeling has been the priuciplo cause, for
some years past, of ray continuance in pub
lic life. It is also my greatest consolation
that in my present hituation, while it has.
been my constant effort to discharge its re
sponsible duties with fidelity, I have so far
succeeded, at least, as to have avoided cen
sure. I have heard of no disposition to
make a different selection, on the ground
that these duties are not satisfactory per
formed. But, dearer than all these consid
erations, are tliomnctpet involved in the
approaching election. They ought to be
sustained; without regard to any individual
partialities or feelings; and, under this con
viction, 1 hope my frionds will feel a perfect
freedom of action in tho Covention.
It is with sentiments such as I havo ex
pressed, and under an earnest desire that
the labors ofthe Convontion may tend to
the advancement and success of our cher
ished principles -n tho pending contest, that
I have felt constrained to address to you
this hasty letter. You will, of course, fed
at perfect liberty to make such use of it as
shall, in your judgments, be calculated to
promnto harmuuy in the Convention, and
give strength to our cause throughout our
beloved country.
Most respectfully,
Your friend and fellow-citizen.
The honorable Linn Boyd, and the honora
ble William O. Butler, members of Con
gress from Kentucky, and Delegato to
the Baltimore Convention.
After a debase, in which Messrs. Ash
mead of Pa. Bredin, Mcdary of Ohio,
Howard of Indiana, Smith of Indiana, Mer
chant of Pa. Clay of Alabama, McCain
Smith of Maine, Grundy, Thompson of
Miss, took part, the second resolution of
the Committee was unanimously adopted,
Tho business of the Convention having
been thus gone through with, tbo Conven
tion was severally addressed by Mr.Thomp
son of New Jersey, Messrs. Nelson, Stod
dard, and Preston of Maryland, Anderson
of Tennessee, Smith of Maine, Kauffmnn
of Ohio, Brown, and Thompson of Missis
sippi. The Convention adjourned sine die.
A Prophecy. The Taunton Democrat
publishes n letter from a geutlemhn now at
Washington, in which tho following predic
tion is made i -
"Mr. Van Buren will receive a larger e
lectorial vote than was ever given in a con
tested election, snd Harrison will get he
smallest opposition voto that the federalists
have cast since they run Pinckney against
Madison. Put by this lotter and refer to it
in march next, and see how it will then
coulparo with results."
To tljose slow of belief we say with the
writer War the prediction in mind and see
if it be not verified.
From the St, Louis Gazette, S3d ult.
Removal of the fVirincbagocs. We ob
servr that the Minor's Free PresB states that
the Winnchagoes will remove to the' tract,
allotted to them, west of tho Mississippi,
about tho 20th of May. Attbat time Gen.
Atkinson is expectod to bo at Prairio du
Chien, and will order a detachment of dra
goons from Fort Leavenworth, and three
companies of infantry from Fort Snelling,
whirh, together with tho troops garrisoued
at Forts Crawford and Winnebago, amoun
ting in all -to about six hundred men, will bo
all regular force. Mr. Lowry, the Indian
agent will assemble chief? at Prairie du
Chien, or some other suilablo points by tho
20th of May. In case the Indians refuse to
remove peaceably, Gov. Dodge, if necessa
ry, will reinforce the regulars with militia.
We learn from the New Orlears Siin.that
Mrs. Gaini's.the wife of General Gaines.has
succeeded in tho prosocution of her claims to
an immense amouut of property, four mil
lions of dollars in value, as one ofthe heirs
ofthe late Daniel Clark. Tho United
Stales Court bus given judgment in her fa
jf4A it X
SJtTVJtDJIV, JZ.1V 10, 1840.
For President,
Fori Vice President,
James Clarke, of Indiana, ? on,.;r
Geo. G. Lkiper, of Detaware, 5 Se0
1 Col. John Thompson
2 Benjamin Mifflin
Froderick Stoevcr
3 M m. H. Smith
4 John F. Stcinmon
John Dowlin
Henry Myers
G Daniel Jacoby
6 Jesse Johnson
7 Jacob Able
8 Goo. Christraan
9 Wm. Shocncr
10 Henry DehufT
1 1 Henry Logan
12 Frederick Smith
13 Charles M'Cluro
14 J. M.Geinmell
15 G. M. Hollcnback
1G Leonard J'foutz
17 .John llortonjr.
18 William Philson
18 John Morrison
20 Westty Frost
21 Benj. Anderson
22 William Wilkins
23 A. K. Wright
24 John Findloy
25 StcphonjBarlovr
Our last numbor (52) completed two
years of our proprietorshipof this paper.
Many havo boen punctual in their pay
ments, but we have yet several hundred
dollars due us for papers, adveitising and
job work, which must bo settled, to enable
us to satisfy the pressing demands against
us. We wish that all our subscribers would
remember, that although tho sum due from
oach is email, yet from tuah small sums we
have to meet large ones. Como then, one
and all, and square up, and let us go cheer
ly on our journey.
The National Dornocratio Convention for
nominating candidates for President and
Vico Prcsidont metal Balthnoro on. tho Oth
inst. It will be aeon by its proceedings
which we publish iu to days paper, that 21
states were represented, and that the Con
vention was harmonious in its action, which
augers well for tho success of tho Dem
ocratic causa next fall.
Tho Whig Baltimore National Conven
tion which took place on the 4th inst., was
any thing but a civil meeting. It was one
continued sceno fcof noise rioting from Sat
urday Wednesday. Every one, from high
to low, appeared determined to out do tho
others in huzzaing & drinking " hardcidcr.'
Thus much for the " all decency party."
An old Democratic friend handod us a
fow days' since, tho following paraphrase of
the eong of Darny leave the girls alone,"
with a rcquer for us publication. It is so
applicable to the presan conrse of ho
whigs that we cannot" declino complying
with his wishes.
A WHIG SONGfo an old Tune.
Dcn.08 let tho bants alone,
Demos let the banks alone,
Demos let the banks alonfl,
And. let them quiet crash.
Whigs must cry the panic on, v
Wliijs must cry the panic on,
Whigs must cry the panic on,
And we'll make tho cash.
The Philadelphia Gazette says We un
derstand that the notes of this Institution,
about which thero has lately been soma dif
ficulty, are now received in deposit at the
Bank of Ponn Township.-
Congrets. In the Houso of Representa
tives on Saturday evening, about 8 o.clock,
the appropriation bill was passed yeas 145
nays 15.
Common School Libraries, -It appears
from the report of superintendent of com
mon schoois in Now York, that Circulating
Libraries have been formed in 0,001 out of
10;G04 districts in that' state, containing an
aggregate of 210,008 volnmea.
William McDonald, whig, has been e
lecltd in Bedford county, at the special e
hztion, in the place of Mr, McElwee,
. juvtus jukiiuhuiu, -i ac now xorK
Journal of Commerce says :' ' "The. Morus
Multicaulis- fever is entirely oven Thir
ty thousand of them in gdod order Wero
offered by'anction tho other day at twon.ty-
five dollars for the whole, but none would
it. .1 mi . i a ax
iaKo intra, l no lot would nave sold a
year ago for some fifteen or twenty thous
and dollars.
For the past week the eommunilil hat
bun agitated with various report of the
murder and robbery m the city of Fhila
delphia, of Mr. Paul Gtttit,of McEwins-
vttle, Fa. Jiut it turm out instead of
being murdered he has gone to Texas.
A Maine paper states that a body of
united ittates troops had entered the dis
puted lerrittri).
The adjourned session ofthe legislature
commenced at Harrisburg, on Tuesday
last. Not having received a Harritbnrg
paper of this week, we cannot give any of
f -
Movement of British Troops. The
Quebec Gazette, of 29th April, has these
paragraphs :
Halifax papers of the 18th and St. John,
N. B, ofthe 20th were received this morn
ing. In addition to the 50th Regiment.tho
Apollo brought small detachments of tho
04th, 08th, and B2d regiments.
Saint John, April 10th.
We learn that two companies of tho 09th
Regiment, now in this Garnsoniare to pro
ceod to Fredericton, and that more troops
are expected here from Halifax.
A body of 80 lecruils for tho 3d Infantry,
from the depot at New York, passed up the
Arkansas river a fortnight sinco, for Fort
Gibson, under charge of Lieut. Scott'
Tho Mayor of Screamers ille. Va., has
been bound over for his appearance at court,
inwie sum ol S100, for encouraging an as
sa ult and battery.
There ts a remarkablo circumstance con
nected with tho British Whig candidate for
tne l'rsiuency. His biographers make htm
out to be just tho age now which ho was
when thoy run him as a defeatod candidata
in ibdb.
Fighting whiggery is much like fighting
Indians. They take position behind a lio
as the Indian does behind a tree and as
thoy are driven from one they retreat to a
MARRIED Bv I. TF. Muserave
Esq. on the 30th ult. Mr. JOSEPH
DRAKE, both of Mount Pletsant.
DIED At the residence of her son-in-law,
Mr. George Fry in this place, on
Thursday evening last, Mrs. SARAH
ACiVOr, widow and relict o tne late Jo
seph Lone deceased,aged eighty five years
Jour montns, ana Jour days.
fTjnilE Subscriber respectfully informs the public
JJ that ho has taken tne large and commodious
Tavern Stand,
formerly kept by William Robtson in Bloomsburg;
that ho is fitting it out in goo'lo; snd intends to
spare no pains, in endcavorin'-ender it in all re
spects, a comfortable house oiW'ntcrtainment for
travellers and guests, who may Tuvor him with
call. His larder will always b eupplicdwilh tho
best productions of the market,tund his bar with
choice wines and liquors.
Tbo stables aro ample for tho accommodation of
a large number of hortce, and careful Ostlers will
always be in attendance.
The Subscriber, by a strict attention to business,
and careful attention to tne comtort ot guests, copes
to merit and obtain a share of public patronage.
Bloomsburg May 9th 1840. '
Of all kinds. Also BUTTER and
WOOD received in payment for papers at
this office.
THE 1st Battillion of tho 71st Regiment aro
notiCcd to meet at Orangevillo on Thursday,
tho 21st dav of May noit, and tho Volunteer Com
panies attached thereto, to meet at tho same time
aqd place.
Tho 2d Battallion of the 71st Regiment,, with
tho Volunteer Companies attached, will mct at
Cattawissa, on Friday, tho 22d day of May. The
1 .. II! ' III ..,V. Tr.
with arms and accoutrements in good orJcrat 10 o'
clock, A. M.
As thero is a prospect ol war, tne uoionei nopes
a military snirit will pervade both officers and men,
and should their country require it, they will bo rca
dy and willing to servo her with promptitude and
It is expected that ono or both of tho Generals
will bo present.
7 1st Reg. 1st Brig. 8th D. P. M.
Courts of anneal will be held on the second Mon
day of Juno, forthe 1st Zfatlalllon at Orangeville,
and for the 2d flottaiuon a; uoanng vireeic.
. Tho , publication of tho " Extha Giui" will
comrflence. early in May, and bo ci .tinvitd sir
months. Tho first number will contain theprc-
cocdiilgs of the Democratic Convention to bo held
in Baltimore the first week In May, to nomlnatd
candidates for President and Vico President of turf
United States,
For 1 copy fl
" 0 copied 0
" 12 " 10
" 25 ' 20
And in proprotion for a groaler hurnbor,
Payments may bo transmitted by mail, at our rlsii
postage paid. The notes of any incorporated bash
in the United estates, current in the section of coun-
try whero d Subscriber resides, will bo received.
But when subscribers can procura the notes ot
banks in tho Northern and Middlo Stales, they will
pleaso send thorn.
arriw attention will be riaid to aM) brdcrun
less the moncv aecomtianieait. The lou) vrlce fur
luhidi we publish this paper, precludes credit Ui
any person for it. Therefore it is not woith while
hi any person to send an order to us, not accompa
nied by the money.
I o insure all the numbers, subscription should ut
here by tho 15th May nCxt, at farlhost.
ULMH &. ItlYr.o.
Washington City, loth April, 184CK
PIIE subscriber intending to ctoao his business
in Rloomsburc and movn out oftown, on the
first dav of Armil. calls upon all persons indebted to
him to come forward and closo their accounts befortf
that time, or they will be left with a justice to eettU
according to law. REUBEN BOMBOY,
March 21, 1840.
THF. Siili.rriher informs the Dublio that
he has taken tho well known
lately occupied by Daniel Grofl. in Blooms
burg, Columbia county, and solicits a slid
ol public patronage, ills UAK and I,AK
DJbU will always be supplied with the best,
and having good stabling and attentive host
lers, he flatters himself that he shall bo able
to give satisfaction to all who may call oat
Bloomsburg, April 11, I840
Orangevilte, Columbia County, Pa.
THE subscriber informs the public, th
ho has taken tho above well known stand
latoly kept by Samuel Richor, and invite
his friends and the publio generally to glv
shall at all times bo supplied with the boat
and choicest of Liquors, and his
with all the choicost delicaces of th season,
With good attention in the house,, and at-1
tentive hostlers, and geod Etabliig, hopes tot
merit and receive a share of publio patron
April 11, 1840.
THE celebrated and well brad horso
INDEPENDENCE, will bo kopt for ser
vice ot the stable of the Subscriber, in
Bloomsburg, tho ensuing season, to com
mence on the first of April and end on the
first day of July next, on moderate terms.
INDEPENDENCE, is a beautiful bright
Bay, having a black list along his back, and
black legs, mane, and tail, He stands lin
ing sixteen hands high; and for eyraetry
and movement, he can have but very fejwr sit
periors on this Continent. His former own
er kept him for the turf, on which ha nev
er lost a race, for six hundred yards, and a
quaitor of a mifo. He is well known in
this neighborhood to bo a sure horse; aud
his stock of moro value, than that of any
other horse that has beon kept in the county
for many years past.
The Sire of INDEPENDENCE, wai
tho celebrated imported horso, Printer, the
swiftest horse, at that time, in the United
States. His Dam was got by the imported
horse Whip! Grand Dam, by the imported
horse Quicksilver; all first rate horses; that
were fho noblo progenitors of whit is now
considered, the best blood, and most valua
ble stock in Kentucky.
Bloomsburg, April 7th, 1810.
Fresh. Garden Seeds.
THE subscriber, has just received a sup
ply of Fresh Garden Seeds, from tho United
Society of Shakers tn the slate of Nsw
York, which are considered the beat and
cheapest offered to tho public.
March 31.
sometime lasi wuuvr, uuar uioomsuurg
Basin, a '
Xiog Cham.
Tho finder shall bo reasonably rowarded
by giving information to this office wherj
it may bt found.