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l''rom tLo fetio Observer.
Tly refercnce'j.o tho Debates, (published
nnlcially) of t!ie NowYdrk Reform Con
vcntioin ng'c QQ, it will ha found that
Judge Spuncer, a leading and wealthy Fed-
viuimt, iiiuvmi mi mii-iiuiiit-in iu iiiu nepun
of the Cotnnliiteo on tha right of suffrage,
that no man should vote for Senator unless
possessed of a 'freehold estate of $250
Tlic report of Iho committee proposed 'a
residence of six months in the state and
having paid taxes, or worked on the high
u'4ys, or deno military duty,' ns the quali
fications pf an elector. This report Judge
Spencer moved to amend by adding tho
freehold qualification, which amendment
was 'supported in a speech by another lead
ing federalist, Chancellor Kent. Mr. Van
Boron made an ahlo reply to Mr. Kent in
opposition to tho amendment. Ul the
speech, wo can only quote a short extract
sufficient however to answer our present
purpose of rebutting the utterly groundless
hnd unjust insinuation of the Gazelto that
Mr. Van Uuren supported the property
qualification for voters.
In concluding his able speech Mr Van
'If he could possibly believe, that any
portion of tho calamitous consequences
could result from the rejection of the a
mendment, which had been so feelingly
portrayed by the honorablo gentleman from
Albany (Mr. Kent) r-nd foi whom he would
repeat the acknowledgement of his respect
and regard, ho would be tho last man who
would vote for it. But believing as he con
scicnciottslu did that those fears were al
together unfounded; hoping and expecting
that the happiest results would follow
Jrom the abolition of the freehold qualifi
cation, and honinsr too. that caution and
circumsnection would preside over-the set
tlemc,, of tho eeneral rifiht whiqh was here
after to bo made, and knowing besides.that
this Btate, in abolishing freehold qualifica
tion, would but be uniting herself in the
march of principle which has already pre
in riic.ru state of the Union, except
two or trhce, including the Royal charier
of Rhode Island,ho would cheerfully record
his vote AGAINST the amendment offered
W Tni)rf Rnencer.'
' 'rinTrnilfitalisis. failinfr to restrict tho
right of suffrage by carrying the proporty
qualification as proposeu uy juuSu uVw
cer, then endeavored to abolish all qualifi'
iftiinns' and fftVc every man white or blacl
c,nr,t hHnaf nMinersI who should have
iraiili-it in the state sis months and was o
vnr 'ttwpntv-nne vears of ace, the right to
vib This extreme was resorted to in or
.lor that ihn neonlo would reject the whole
fgyfenanep.ded, and not outofaia,
On liic rW votft'Mi, Vsn iiuron voted
for tho original report' of the committee,
winch 'extended the privilege of voting to
oil free white citizens who had paid any
tax; or did any military duty, or worked on
the highway: though as wo have seen, he
would have preferred an addition to the last
qualification, requiring the candidalo in
case he possessed neither of the other qual-
'ficationst to bo a householder.'
THE BKT TAKENi
Eurroit : The Patriot and tJcrrid'
fine risht of suffrace. I his
Bronosition was opposed by Mr. Van Bu
rnn nnr. all thd friends of a liberal extension
rrht nfsuffraire. On pace 360 of
llm Debates in tho New York Reform (Jon
vention, may be seen the following remarks
r Mr. Van Burcn :
iMr. Van Buren said, that as to the vole
1m olmiild now frivc on what was called thn
nlifieation. would be different
from what il had been on a former occasion
Jib felt it a duly lo mafcc a brief explanation
of the motives which governed him. The
qualifications reported ry tne nrsi commit
tee; were of .three kind?, viz: the payment
of a money tax, tho performance of m'litiry
duty, and working on the highway. The
two former had met with his decided ap
probation; o the hitter he wished to add
the additional qualification, that the elector
should, if he be paid no tax, performed nn
militia duty, but offered his vote on the sole
ground that ho had labored on the highways
also be a house-holder; and that was the
onlv point in which ho iiad dissented, from
the'roport of the committee. To effect
thie object, ho supported a motion made by
n gentleman from Dutches lo strike out the
highway qoalificaiion, wilh a view of add
ing 'householder.'' That motion, after full
ilissuision, had prevailed by a majority of
twenty. But what was tho consequence.
The very next day, ihe same gentleman
who thought tho highway lax too liberal a
qualification, voted that every person of
twanlyono years of age, having a certain
term ofrosiijenco and excluding actual pau
pers, thould be permitted to vote far any
officer in the government, from the highest
to the lowest for outvieing, in this par
ticular the, other states in tho Union, and
voiging from the extreme of restricted, to
that of universal sufi'rJgo. Tho convention
sensible of tho very great stride which had
been taken by the last vole iho next morn-
juir referred tho whole matter to a select
committeo of thirteen, whose report was
now tmder consideration. This committeo
though composed of gentlemen, a largo ma
jority of whom had volell for the proposi
tion for universal suffrage, hail now recom
mended a middle course, viz the payment
of a money tax, or labor on tho highway,
excluding militia service, which Mad, liowe
vor. been vory properly reinstated. The
question then rcrnrred; shall an attempt be
agiiininad'o to add ih.it of hoiiso-hohlor, to
the highway qualification and run tho buz
ard of tho re-introdueiton of ihe proppsition
of ihu rentfuinati from Washington, abautl-
ohiilir nil qualifications, and throwing open
thp bnllot box to every boily Uoinollsliinj
at",) blow, the dintinotiio 'character of an
elector, the proudest add most invaluable at-
ttrjutc of lrcemenr
A VOICE FROM THE HERMITAGE.
Repealed attempts have been made by
ihe opposition prints, to induce iho people
to believe that Gen. Jackson is hostile to
Mr. Van Bur.KN, and that his political sen
timents are decidedly in favor of Gen. Hau-
kison upon the ground that t)ic latter is a
military chieftain. This slander against
that good old man, has been circulated lar
and wide. Yet wo are pleased to see that
it has met with a check, and that too from
the pen of the old hero himself, as will be
seen by tho following loiter. 1 his last av
empt of Whig duplicity, exhibits tedera
meanness in its true character. It is on out
rago upon iho intelligence and good sense
ol the American people, and a lout attempt
to stab the reputation ol a patriot and sol
dier, who has already filled the measure of
is country s clory to overflowing. Verily,
uch conduct will meet its reward.
IIiituiiTAQG, Jund 23. 1840.
To the Editor of the Nashville Union.
tSm From tlio many letters which have
been recently addressed to me asking for
an expression ot my views relativo lo tho
cariins measures ot the present aumiuisira
tiou of the General Government, some of
which are from well known and respectable
sources, representing that efforts aie made
in various quarters of the Union to incite a
belief in the public mind that my confidence
in tho present Chief Magistrate has been
impaired, it seems to be proper that sonic
steps should be taken by mo to undeceivo
those who ara thus imposed upon, for
this purpose, sir, I beg the favor of you to
nivo a place iu your column to this note
which 1 trust will ue as acceptable to those
who have written to me on the subject as
a direct answer in the form of a letter would
From whatever causo, or on whatever
authority, slatemonts may bo mado repre
senting me as having changed my views ol
the leading measures ol the present admin
istration, they are unfounded and ur.just.
Of ihe wisdom and importance of these
measures, and particularly of that which
aims at the establishment by Congress of a
fiscal agency for the Government without
iho use or aid of Banks, time and tho full
est opportunity for reflection have left not a
dosbt on my mini And the ability which
Mr. Van Buren has manifested iu develop
ing the bearing of this great question, and
of its antagonist one, on the free institutions
ol the people when there has been so much
temptation to compromise them, entitle him
in my judgment to a rank not inferior to that
of Mr, Jeffeison or Mr. Madison as a patri
ot and a statesman.
With such opinions of the present Chief
Magistrate and of the measures to which !m
has given his sanction opinions which I
have never failed to express when I have
had occasion to speak on the subject il is
suip.rising how any one could take up the
mea mat my commence in mm nail Deep
impaired, or that I had become indifferent
:is lo tho choico to be made at the next elec
tion between him and General Harrison.
Looking upon the latter gentleman as the
representative of Federal principles in the
present contest, and knowing that he has
never been identified with the republican
party in any of its great struggles against
the influences which have been calculated
to lake power from Ihe people and the
States and givo it lo the General Govern
ment, to suppose that I would for a mo
ment think of giving my support to such an
individual as a candidalo for the Presidency
would be a mockery of all public princi
In respect to the statements which have
been made in several of the newspapers of
the day that I disagree wilh manv of my
political Inends in the estimate they have
formed of Gen. Harrison's military merits,
I am not aware of having said any thing to
lustily inom. Having never admired Gen
Harrison as a military man, or considered
him as possessing tho qualities which con
stitula the commander of an army. I have
looked at his political relations alone in the
opinions l have formed or expressed re
sneering his pretensions lo the Presidency.
and ihe consequences which would result
lo the country should the suffrages of the
people placo him in that high office.
I am very respectfully.
Your obedient servant,
Pickled. The opposition, wc, suspect,
begin to fear that they tvilf nat'kecp till No
vmbar. Tho Baltimoto Pafriot. for in.
stance, is puffing a new artitlo called " l.og
Cabin Pickles, prosorved iu hard Cider,"
anu nqcneaicu to tha whig National Con
vention. Tho same paper advises cverv
ime friend of the log cabin candidalo to
"get a jar." 'They may pickle them
selves for summer' il ihey liko, but we nro
poso lo pickle 'cm ourselves iu November,
and it is quite unnecessary for the "true
fiiaiida of old lip to "gel a jar" now at
Uioir owji expense, i he best " ar thov
can purchase will bo no " great shakes"
crat, a week since, gavp notice that" some'
whies stoud ready to bet 5400 that Hani1
tfon would be elected S400 that ho w"ould
get tho vote of Pennsylvania $400 that M
would get tho volo ot Uhio and viw inat
he would got ihe volo of Virginia ihe mo
ney lobe deposited in iho Hartford Bank.
This pari of ihe arrangement is objected to.
The, Hartford Bank is probably a party to
the bet. and it would bu untair lo give them
the uao of the money; besides as IiahUb
have no souls, they might not pay over the
You aro now authorized to say that re
sposiblo men will take the bets. The $2
000 shall be deposited in specie gold oi
silver wilh Col. John Ishman.of Colches-
Ser, an honorablo man, and h whig, and on
his giving nolico that tho Patriot tolus
have furnished him tho money $2,000, we
will furnish and deposit with him the same
And now, we co farther. Wo will bet
!?500 that Harrison will not get his own
township $500 that he will no gel Ohio
S0CO thai he will not get one Southern
State $500 that ho will not get Kentucky
and 02,000 that ho will not get a third of
the Elcctorial votes. All the money to be
deposited m specie with Col IsIihiu, to be
delivered over to tho winner the day afler
ho ascertains who i3 chosen. We will al
so bet that Mr. Van Buren carries the State
of New York by 15,000 majority. Let
the whigs put down the monev. If they
aro in earnest, let them show it. Tho mo
ney is ready for ihcm. Times.
The Candidate of "Necessity." .Tho
Columbus 03 Enquirer, a. Whig paper
has the following:,
"Gen. Harrison is not supported by us
from choice, but from necessity. We pic
tend not to approve of all his political views
and practices; nor shall wo contend that he
is a man of extraordinary wisdom or vir
tue." Neither does the Louisville Journal sup
port Gen. IlJiiison from choice. Beforo
Harrison was nominated, it was ns violent
in abusing him as almost any paper in tho
I ded to bsncfit tlic fr7e trtati'a
THE COLUMBIA DEMOCRAT.
"xnuru W1THOCT rSAJl
Itresl. uftd llint nf Iii'q n
' - """'"ii-lrieriuj
reanects.oursfcivfis. tvo ha,.n r 1 .
delenco. He made u disgraceful attack c
oh U3 without any mst cause ....
as we aro sbio to wield a pen. trn ,
turn hid kIihIm. nml If li in ti-,,.1. ,1... , ,
I " v, fallUuill cm,.'
nu limy wusuio mniv.-ll Willi lt!e rcllectio'.
that ho merits all that can be given hm
GATUIZV.'IY, JVZ.V is, 1910.
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION 1840.
MARTIN VAN ISUREZf.
Foit Vice Pp.usident,
RICHARD 351. JOHNSON.
CONSTITUTIONAL . TREASURY.
t r, - . r 1 1!
JAMES OI.AUKU, Ol JUUiaim, cB-.nr!-l
Geo. G. Leipek, of Delaware, 5
12 Friilctick Smith
13 Chorion M'Clure
14 J. M.Gcmmcll
1 Col. John Thompson
S Ucnjamin MiuTm
3 11 m. II. Smith
4 John V. Stpiuraan
5 Daniel Jncoby
G .Icsso Johnson
7 Jacob Ahlo
8 Geo. ChrUtman
0 Wm. Shocncr
10 Henry DahurT
11 Hviity Logan
15 G. M.Hollonback
1G Leonard Pioutz
17 John Horlonjr.
18 illiam i'Mlaon
IU John Mormon
20 Woolly Frost
21 llcnj. Anileroon
22 William Wilkhm
23 A. Iv. Wright
21 John Fimlley
20 Slcplicn Harlow
Tho old saying, that an Ethiopian can
not change his shin, or a Leopard his spots
is strictly verified in tho caso of the little
. . . . i i lKi i:iii ivn m iiii itfin iinairiinMi d m
TI I 1 f II . - !.. . I II' " iiuiu WhV I Ukd IULI ML 111 '
Valentine Best says that wo ofiVi.
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ot the counlv. bv nssnnnrr him ....
oiuors uj assoro mm, mat it ho wuulil ,
WtJIIILl llltllVU 1111 U I I II I. ! 1 1 rtl 1ft lim
fYltupliririf! Tt to fritn it.n l..t .
versaiion wan Jum, in relation lo ihe
nointment of sunervisor. and h nfT.,-, i .
bi7M Oiir recommendations hut iIimU ;i
rnie pnnnno n inn i-nut rttmH ..ir.. . .1 (
I... jVT I
k r "-.,..1.11 hjij
uou was inuicnamly rcieclcd. 'J'heir
lance of getting the " Democrat" oat
...w mm j j W . W. VMIItU Hid Uk.lUii,3 Ui CI
science of extending ns "the right liar.u,
le lOWSllID- ' Ilo Wiia iv i hit ihnt ui, ,
though wo had not hecu in ihe conn'.;
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"J " (
mlnrpst nf IIih KialniKr Prn1- Qn..1n-J
I. a.i ... I.: .! .... . y-i
a disinterested politician 1
i nere is one aurnission in ihe above li'
wc did nnUxpect oven the hascness of ,
entine Tlcst would alio v.' him to mike.t
though he is possessed of tho most tnUti
Reception of Col. Richard M. Johnson
at New York. The reception of the Vino
President at New- York, wp9 ono of the
greatest and most enthusiastic processions
over witnessed. The Herald a Whig pa
per, speaks thus of it
"Tho Vice President accompanied by
the Mayor, in a barouche brawn by four
cream coloured horses followed, and then
came the committee in carriages, the mili
tary, and a variety of societies and associa
tions. Ihe. procession W23 triumphal
every llight of steps W23 crowded every
window was filled with ladies, who greeted
the hero with smiles tnul waving of hand
kerchiefs. As ihe procession turned out of
Broadway three cheers were ivcn,nnd ihe
passage down iho Howry was frequently
cheered, and pistols were occasionally fired."
Which is Gen. Harrison's capo V on.
quired an urchin at the menagerie, the oth
er day. ' Pot that boy out,' said a fedtral
office-holder lo one of' the keepers.'
The democracy of Pennsylvania arc bc-
gining to bucke on '.heir armor for the con
test; several great gatherings of the people
nave rccenuy laicen place jn the western
counties, aiid the resolutions passed by
them, brea'lho 'lhe pure spirit of republican
ism. Those who. advocate a chaii"e in
bovernmcnt from a democracy to something
else, which ihey are afraid to name, will
find that tho people will not submit to a
a change, especially such a change as ihe
federalists want lo imposo upon them.
Register and JJemocral .
of all moral honesty; and it is impossible-
to change him. .You may Jccluro him as
much as you please, he still remains the
same. Ilo cannot change his skin. The
Hog will wallow in tho mire. His vile and
malicious disposition leads him to believe
that all others nro as dishonest as himself,
and act from the s?me selfish and knavish
motives. The only weapons that he use3
in opposition to lacts ana arguments, is
slander and vitubcration. He cannot indite
Political The Hon.- R. M. T. Hunter,
Speaker of iho House of Representatives,
has addressed.a letter to his constituents,
in which ho dorlineu are-election, and of
fers, if his constituents ask, his immediate
They wouldn't jro.On tho Fourth, in
Provideiice.R. I. the carriages for the Rev
olutionary soldiers, were decked with Tip.
pccanoQ Hags. It was no go.- Tho old
patriots wouldn't sail . uhdar thenl. The
Hags had to be taken down before a single
patriot would enter thein.
Good &tgns. Not less than sir. demo
cratic papers have beali started lately in O
liio anil Kentucky. They arc, Tho Flail,
printed at At ron, Q.; The Democratic
Rasp, at Newark, O.; The Hickory Club,
at Oanton.O.; Tho Kinderhook Dutohman,
Xenia, O.i The Loir Cabin II ll mil il rr.
Aloysville, Ky.; Yankee Doodle Covington,
No Dividends. The U. S. Rank has
decided that il is inexpedient lo dsclaro tliv
mends. I he Lehigh Coal and Navigation
Company hm roine to the same conclusion
and determination. Wp pity tho stoekhol-
uors mai nave notiiing oise to live upon.
Dfininrrntif n,n,nMi. 1nnlr ...1J : ir--
Mmr.r.,l ll, ...Ill ... "V..".- 1"" " ,u"u "c, "
r Vt, j . J ' pot iuckv, wniggcry wtl gotuaedun cvon
from tho democratic Dariv.cn,,r,V .n ,v.. ' r ui v'u"
ly,' as it puts tho lie direct tipsn hiic:-!
uonccrtn'r. It is, however, all ofapd
with the course pursued by tho DtnJ
Junto. Before an election, thcircrvh.il
ways been, no local qucslon should!
brought into question, but when soccer
they havo universally boasted of a local i
lory, and it is now evident, from M
ow.t admission that had he been elected
welkin would havo runs with shou:
l..wUhouUt embraces a pcrfonai loy the removal intercsl aid
bTTTBolneiuTviauai; Tt is "life tie- i!lurtttel .nd confers," as he has been H
mant in which he lives. The hi"hnst mor- e l lorni -m oS lI,e MPPor soctioa o. J
al and intcllectda! character is no protection count-v
ol the ruthlessness of his revengeful fcel-
i.-.. i.i ..... rr.!. i...,. . .
ijo, buuuiu u come in contact with I113 in- 1 "c lll"e man proicsses nrcal Iricnci I
No services that ho may have ren- fr lIle Fishing Creel: Settlement, and
dered lo him or his friends heretofore, gives 'IC ls constantly abusing overy one wh"
vocaics. incir rights and interest, or wlini
likely lo become prominent in llir sj
port. He never even altera pis to show (i
a largo majority of the county are not si
ously injured by the Courts being utid
in Danville, or to refute the orguaieMJil
are brought in favor of a removal. Ksl
mm now tho lean protection from his vil
lainy, when ho is placed in a situation that
their interests may clash. As an evidence
of this, look at his conduct towards J. 3.
Ingram, when he commenced the publica-
linn I U n ll fV.l.. T . .. J .
iuii ui ihu a jjeinnerni. mi.
Ingram, had for years published a Demo-
cralio paper in a neighboring county, and 'lG Ua'"lj ot, because he knows his si" "
had been lauded lo the skies by him as a 010 wholly untenable, but like all other..
nrm, consistent, democratic Editor. He and debased minds, who know l!icvi
1 - H
had applauded him, timo and again for his wrong, ho would cover tin hi3 in'ii'ii
i ..... . i i
sterling aud unyielding democracy. Cut no ?luse and slander of individuals to dntf'
sooner was he located iu Bloomsburg, and attention of the injured from the ren! !-'!
hat! declared his determination to support jeet in dispute, and try to msGc thcDiaj
tho rights ol the I-ishlng Creek Settle- hove that il is nothing but a persona! q
menl" than the tune was chTnged. He had rel, or an attempt lo divide the de.,.i"
becomo the most bae, unprincipled seound- party. We have siiown by hi acts iV.t
rel living. He wa3 a " Piralo" a Fmilnr. was alwavs onnosml in ilm imrf?! of
. 4 l I - J
'list ' a ' Liar," and tho truth wss nol in " Fishing Creek Settlement." Tiii 'S
him. In fact, no words could be found in virtually admits to be true in his IjsI 1 1
"Websters big Dictionary," or invdiitt'd by .by neither denying it, or evcn.atii:rapi
him sufficiently strong to express his ha- 10 palliate his conduct towards them,
trcd & feeling towards him. At tho bxnira- wt" ha usual slang whan?, pours out
hnn r C n . r. u S.f T . i
j 'iigiuiii luinuvuu io i one-1 uia 'i wmuiupuu our iiovoiEU r
une, and wo came lo nioomsbiir!?'. A sml. Ha raves. Btarana :md lears nlouti
c -i .....
uen ponverston come over (he little man.- .ravenous liger when ho thinks in is s-T
i i;a r.. . ... . i . .....
,. .umiof Dicroiypo coition of praise, of "is prey alter havimr been severely nxi
.i ... . . -. .
inn nn a i. an.-. .i . .. l ... . - . i
...w .., ,a,m.u uuu sterling Uemocrntic lul poiillcd arrows. He apfcr.is i
lidilnr. Mr. Iniram . ... I ...i.i.. ....... . .i . i
i -.. -. .in. nu,. ik imwpii nnii i.. I uui uinini v niuii.nri ii'iiii rnirn n 11 n uii
ol .1 -I'.... . . " ' . ' . - "
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Constituted Mr. IrKTi-.nm', H ,,,.i;.:l i tinorl r ...I ...ii; ..iir
j.uu,iai niiilve-I ' jvma uaiiu-u vu iiui i
7,, I.. , I - .... I
j - "u ""j "uuu oi a pmiticat aii leu mm, nowever. uiauiB
l-nn. I.!l- 1 .. . . . . . .1 .-.."J
niKivci vinic iiprn innn hn tn.n i...r .. i nn nn rfiii-i, i.n n ..... ii ...n m iuJ"
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is now f So ho was the samo man then. us tailor in our course orsaiisfJtlie I'ln'
that ho is now; but ho. was publishing a pa- Creck Settlement, that ho is a Idler hV1
... -..w,0,g, a,m wa jU.eiy rom j.j. ui u.oirs man we are, nor will trn'
,u uiicumvoni some ot the base inai feneve uanviito is anyncircr w -
a.HDiu.a oi me lineman. This was a siif. ,ro the county now than it ni
jicient apology for him lo plot his des- "vo years ago.
uon, ny destroying his political and mnr..l
plinrnpfa-. 1... tl.nl. .... . .1
ii,n l. i ...... . ' " rueran.-
.v hi,., in- ,i .1 n . , .. 1 acu 81ales "'at the recent o heup shcariiT
by himiiko ihe 'Mdle w nd." Air. T.,. ., 1
ram was thrn , m.i. ..: ,. -""o..B u, .,pri.i.vi- r-
he i nnw i : . V ' as Ul venerable Danie Allen, who has
he is now above his praise. Neiil.flr nf L.i . .,..,!
them could efiur-.i him .. : ", . ' ?u "S'UU frcessive sneaT..V. " '
. . " wcumiOWn I)l?inisliiln..Rl.iPA.I,-,, ot.rl7rJJ.-t
mat tho abuse and prauo were alike mien- ,irao hc WM n v-, .L
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