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I have sworn upon the Altar of Ciod, eternal hostility to every form of Tyranny over the Mind of Man." Thomas Jefferson
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BliOOMSBUKG, COLUMBIA COUNTY, PA. SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, 1342.
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GREAT CLAY MEETING.
At a meeting of Hie friends of HEN
IiY CLAY and a Protective Tariff,
held at Danville,on the 10th of August,
1812 JAMES M'CLURE was cho
sen President, Christian H roust, l'i
rca Bright, VVm. Geaiuiart, Jere
miah Boone, A. Stkawukidge, Hucju
Harrison, Jas. Simonton, Vice Plesi
' dents, and Thos. Painter, B. W. Wap.
pies, Bcnj. Willianu and C. H. Frich,
The object of the meeting having
been stated, on motion of U . G. Hur
ley, Esq., a committee of fifteen were
appointed to draft resolutions, expres
sive of the sense of this meeting viz:,
Wm. G. Hurley, Jos. Paprlon, G. 1J.
Willits, Geo. A. Frick, A. 13. Shuman,
Geo. Swf.ney.B. P. Frick.Dr. E. Broth
well, John K. Grolz Wm- Slorn;Jolm
Fraase, George Gray, John Richards,
James Donaldson, Joshua Meridenkall
. who having retired for a short time,
reported the following Preamble and
Rcsolutions.wliich were unanimoulsnj
Whereas, a fearful crisis has occur
red in the General Government, which
has reduced us from a state of unpar
alleled prosperity to the verge of uni
versal bankruptcy and Whereas, the
country is now laboring under the
evils of a deranged and deeply disor
dered currency mechanical industry
being paralyzed, manufactures and
commerce being brought to a stand,
and the anomaly presented of the pros
perity and business of society, in all its
ramifications, in a time of profound
peace and.amidst a piofuse abundance
of the bounties of a kind Providence,
being suddenly chocked and embar
rassed, to the ruin of thousands of out
industrious mechanics, merchants and
laboring-men, and Whereas this la
mcntablp condition of affairs having
begun under the auspices of former
administrations, in experimenting on a
good and healthy currency, with the
delusive promise to better it is now
continued and extended by the perfidy
and dcccitfulnoes of the man whom the
great Harrison Party, in an evil hour
elevated to power and who, yielding
to the promptings of an overweaning
ambition and the subject of a weak
and imbecile mind, ha proved
false lo his pledges and the country's
hopes, und instead of carrying out
7ie true iiiciples of the Govern
merit," as enjoined upon him in the
last and dying words of the lamented
Harrison, has thwarted the just expec
tations of anxious millions, and blast
ed the sanguine and patriotic hopes
anticipated from the glorious Whig
triumph in 1810.
The lime has arrived when it again
becomes the duty of every freeman, to
exert himself in placing a redeeming
spirit in the traitor's place, whose
higher attribute can break the chain
of desolution now unhappily fastened
upon the energies of the land, and dis.
enthral a groaning people from the
baneful and degrading influences by
which they have been prostrated.
In looking for such a spirit, our eyes
naturally rest upon HENRY CLAY,
of 'Kentucky, a man whoie transcendent
nbilitiesnretoo universally admitted, to
ncss have for years.in a great measure,
checked the tide that hurried us on to
'ruiuj mid whose whole political career
commands the admiration and confi
fidence of an enlightened and virtuous
people. We have full faith in the in
tegrity and purity of his motives, and
believe that his policy tends to his.
country's glory and prosperity. His
career has been due onward open
as the bright sun-light'of noon-day
no opposition could ever turn him
aside and time has proved that the
measures he advocated, were invaria
bly dictated by the soundest judgment
and safest policy. His popularity has
increased with years, and he stand
at this time in bolder relief before the
people than at any former period of
nis me. llis friends l.nve increased
in zeal and numbers, and even former
political opponents do not withhold the
tribute of their admiration for him as
an upright and honest man, "a
statesman of the clearest and loftiest
intellect a pure and whole-souled pa
triot." Be it, therefore, unanimously,
Resolved, That we, the Whigs of
Columbia county, cannot disguise our
ardent and deliberate attachment for
HENRY CLAY.whom.without dispar
agemcnt to others, we believe to be
the man for the crisis the pilot who
is best fitted to take the helm, when
the feeble hands that now hold the
same, shnii be compelled, in terror, te
Resolved, That HENRY CLAY is
our first choice for the Presidency,
and that we will ue all honorable
means to promote his election.
Resolved, That in HENRY CLAY
we behold the great champion ol the
agricultural, mechanical and manufacturing-
inlersts of the country the
friend of that truly philanthropic and
Resolved, That HENRY CLAY
has a peculiar claim upon Pennsylva
nia his political views Imving inva
riably received a cordial response from
the reflecting part of the community,
in. this Stale; and if carried out, she
must emphatically become, what she
is already styled, the Keystone State
of the Union.
Resolved, That in again entering
the field of political contest, we do so
in behalf and in support of the, follow
ing great and fundamental Whig
principles, as already declared by our
brethren in other parts of the Union,
and which we ever have considered
and still continue to believe to be in
dispensable to the welfare of the coun
1st. A Tariff not an incidental
tariff, nor a judicious tariff, nor a
simple revenue tariflj but a sound and
adequate Protective Tariff, which
will secure American Labor from ru
inous foreign competition, encourage
the toil and enterprise of the producer
and consumer, the farmer, the manu
facturer, the mechanic and render the
United Slates, what they ought to be,
"but what they otherwise cannot be
free and independent States."
2d. The distribution among the sev
eral States, to whom it rightfully be
longs, of the proceeds of the sales
of the Public Lands.
yd. The exercises of the constitu
tional power reposed in the Federal
Government alone to provide a "Uni
form Currency," by means of which
exchanges may be equalised and the
business and commercial operations of
the people may be facilitated and pro
tected, or in. plainer language a well
regulated United States Hank.
4lh. That just economy in the ad
ministration of government, both State
and Federal, which is demanded by
the spirit of our republican institu
tions. 5th. The absolute predominance of
Law and Order, and the redress of po
litical grievances, whether real or
imaginary, onlv by their instrumen
tality. Oth. One Presidential term.
7th. The alteration of the conslitu.
lion by a modification of the Velo pow
er, so as to protect the peoplo from
its abominable abuse in the hands of
misguided ambition, whether exhibited
in the sensibility of a paraded con
science or in the less questionable
form of executive resentments.
8th. The abridgment of executive
influence and power so as lo secure
the independence of the co-ordinate
branches of the government.
Slth. The freedom and purity of
lOlh. To secure the separation of
the purse and the sword the Treasu
ry under the exclusive control of Con
gress. 11th. The protection and advance
ment of the cause of Education as a
great Slate interest in a popular gov
ernment, and considered from the
Common School to the Univeisity, as a
connected and indivisible system.
Resolved, That we (irmly believe
the above principles would have tri
umphed, und (Ik; country been restor
ed lo prosperity, had it pleased Provi
dence to hare spared she life of the
great and good man, who was elected
our Chief Magistrate in 18-10; but we
are compelled to acknowledge that the
now acting President of the United
States-, (hough elected as a Whig by
the Whig Parly, has assumed an atti
tude of hostility to all the measures of
that party, and (hat it is in vain to
look (o him for aid in carrying out
these principles and measures, for
which we have for twelve long years
so ardently and so zealously contend
ed. Resolved, That the noble and pa
triotic band of true Whigs in Congress,
who manfully and firmly withstood
and liumphuiUlv repelled theencroach
menlKof thc Executive, deserve and
will receive the heartfelt congratula
tion'; of every friend of his country,
Resolved, That we view with in- .
dignalion and abhorcne the abuse of
the Veto power by John Tyler, which-
.ililur-. fc" - ' i f - . - I . Zl '
prerogative, caning louuiy lor restric
tion. Pi '.'solved, That although nafurc and
art have combined lo render us (he
most prosperous and happy people
upon the face of (ho earth; yet through
the instrumentality of corrupt and un
scrupulous politicinna, the very diver
sity of wanlsand productions that were
intended, by the God of nature, each
to minister to the deficiencies of the
rest, and to unite and bind us togcth
er are used to dislractand divide ua,
and thereby inflict upon us unsuffera
bin misery and distress.
Resolved, That, in censuring the
acting President, the course of the
Loco Foco Party in Congress ought not
to escape the just indignation of the
people that regardless of their oath
and duty, they have combined against
the wanlsand sufferings of the coun
try, and, in defiance and contempt of
the popular will, united wilha Trai
tor President, and formed such a com
bination us has rendered it impossible
for the Whig members of Congress (o
carry out those great and sound prin
ciples of coitmon good, for which the
party contended, and which received
the approbation of an overwhelming
majority of the People.
Resolved, That we appeal with
confidence to every honest and impar
tial mind, whether every Whig measure,
be it Tariff be it Distribution be it
Apportionment be it Retrenchment
and Reform has not been supported,
unflinchingly, by the Whig partv in
Congicss, never yielding one jot of the
principles upon which they were elect
ed. Resolved, That the "unnatural con
nection" between the Land Bill and
the Tariff, was brought about by the
influence of John Tyler, and voted for
by every Tyler abstractionist and Lo
cofoco in Congress, in opposition to the
Whigs, and this weak, vnscillaling and
faithless Executive, insults the party,
whose principles he bus abandoned, by
vetoing the Revenue Bill, because this
Resolved, That although wc hold
the principle of Distribution sacred,
yet the unparalleled sufferings and dis
tress of the people may make it expe
dient, lo secure a Tariff by the sus
pension of the distribution until 1814,
when our great Champion will take
the reins of Government, to whom we
can safely confide our political princi
ples and the destinies of the Repub
lie. Resolved.. That wc annrovc of the
State Convention recommended nt a
Whig meeting in Philadelphia, to be
held at Hnrrisburg, on the second
Tuesday in September next, for the
purpose of effecting a more complete
organization of the Whigs of Pennsyl
vania, and that the following named
gentlemen be appointed Delegates to
represent Columbia counlv, viz: Jos.
Probst, Esq., George A. Frick, Esq.,
William G. Hurley, Esq., George H.
Willits, John M. Maus, Jeremiah
Boone, Thomas Chambers, A. B. Shu
man, Esq., Col. Jos. Paxton, William
McKelvy, Esq., Dr. A. B. Wilson,
Thomas Painlcr.Lot Borgslresser.Josh
ua W. Comly, Esq., Thornton McCoy,
Dr. C. 11. Frick; and that said Commit
tee have power to fill any vncancy
that may occur in said delegation.
Resolved, That to effect a better
county organization of the friends of
Henry Clay and Protection a County
Committee of twelve persons be ap
pointed by this meeting, for the pur
pose of corresponding with our Whig
brethren in other counties of the State,
and thai the following gentlemen com
pose said Committee:
WM. G. HURLEY, ESQ.
BRIGHT R. PAXTON,
A. B. SHUMAN,
DR. WM. R1GHTER,
DR. K. BROTH WELL,
DR. GEORGE W. LOTT,
DR. THOMAS R. HULL,
ARTHUR W. FRICK.
Resolved. That it is thn iinnnimn
.opinion of this meeting, that the re-,.
t.ibtiljiii .Th;i.- wuutii (7e hluiuuT wtjn
joy throughout the Republic, and con
fer a blessing upon the country.
Unsolved. That the proceedings of
this meeting bo signed by Ihe Officers
and published in all tie Democratic
Whig papers of Columbia county, and
that the Harrbburg Whig papers, the
United States Gazette, Philadelphia,
and National Intelligencer, Washing
ton be requested to copy the same,
and that the editors of the Danville In
telligencer, Bloomsburg Democrat. and
Berwick Sentinel be also requested to
give them a place in their respective
JAMKS M'ULUKIS, Prcs't.
Jeremiah IIoo.ie, yV. Prcs'ts.
Hen ii Hauiuson. I
Jambs Smomton, J
B. W. Wapplcs,
C. H. Frick,
A Good Joke. I have heard a first-rale
joke about John Turinan. late of Alliens.
lie was stopping at a tavern up country, and
used lo lounge about the brr, and rn'mc it
over oilier people's liquor. Not a glass
could tie left a uiiiiiipnt hut he would slily
slip up and drink its rontcnis. One day a
singe driver fame in, und called for r sntT
hum of brandy toddy. John immediaielv
shuffled up to the bar. The driver new his
manlier, and immediately played possum
by leaving his brandy whilp he" stepped lo
ilie door. The bait took on returning
ho saw the glass empty and exclaimed
with all the diabolical horror he could el'
feci; 'Brandy and opium enough te kill forty
men ! who drank that pizen!'
'I !' eiammerrd John, ready to yield up
ihe gtiosl wi ll affright. .
'You're a dead man,' said the driver.
'What shall I do!' Beseeched John, who
llio'i himself a 'gone sucker.'
'Down with a pint of lamp oil, or you
are a dead man in three minutes,' ai.swcrrd
the wicked driver. And down went ihe
lamp ml. up enme ihe brandy and opium,
togeiher with John's breakfast the joke
was toll, and he has mil troubled people's
One of ihe old Blue Liws of Connee
ticui imposed a fine upon young Udirs for
mincing. A lass was brought before a
niujistraie for stepping into a puddle of
watei, but got clear by her mother swear
ing that l'-cr clothes were so narrow ahe
could not step over it. How would our
adies liko such aaw(
Gustavas III. king of Sweden, passing
one morning on horseback through a vil
lage in the neighborhood of his capital, ob
served a peasant girl of interesting appear
ance drawing water at a fuuntain by the
way bide. He went up to her and asked
her for a draught. Without delay ahe lifted
her pitcher and with an artless simplicity
put it to tho lips of the monarch. Having
satisfied his thirst, and courteously th?,nkd
his benefactress, he said:
'My giil, if you will accompany me to
Stockholm, I ill endeavor to fix you in a
more agreeable situation.'
'Ah, sir.' replied she; 'I cannot accept
your proposal. I am not anxious to riso
above the slate of life in which the proTi
itencc of God has placed me: but even if I
were, I could net for an instant hesitate.'
'And why!' icjoiiied the king, somewliaf
Because, answered the girl coloring, my
mother is poor and sickly, and lias nO one
but me to assist or comfort her many afflic
tions and no earthly bride could induce
II I C to leave her. nr In npirlrrl trt HinMimrrr.
the duties affections requires of me.'
Where is your mother! required the
'In that little cabin, replied the git, point
to a wrclr-hcd hovel beside her.
The Kins, whose feelinira hern inlereril.
ed in favor of his companion, went in,
anii nsiiciu sireieneu out on a bedstead,
wl'iose onlv covenncr was a Hutr mram
aged female, weighed down with years,
anu sicMiEss anu uinrmiiies. Moved at tho
sight, the monarch addressed her: T Am
sorry, my poor woman, to find you in so
,1 .r , i... . -
uf-Kiitiieu a conuiuon.
Alas, sir,' answered the venerable suf
ferer, '1 should need lo be pilied had I not
that kind and attentive girl; who labors to
support me and smite nothing that ihft
lllinkrt mil aftnril me reltRf. Mm a
i' io uj God remember n to her good,' she
Never perhaps, was Uustavus more n
sidle than ,ni (he moment of possessing an
csalted station. The consciousness of
having it in his power to assist a suffering
fellow-creature, almost overpewered him,
and putting a purse into the hands of the
young villager, he could only say, 'contin
ue lo laRe care of your mother: shall soon
enable you to do so more effectually. Good
by, njy atmakle girl you may depend on
the promise of your king.'
On his return to Stockholm, Gustarni
settled a pension for life on the mother,
with a reversion to the daughter after
Sister Nonce and the .?gr"' Wa
were traveling not long since inlllinois.and
called at a house to solicit a drjnk of wa
ter, when the following conversation oceur
'Well, mv boy, how long havo yoa
'I don't know, air, but tay mother saje
ever since I was born.'
'Have you any brother and s'uters!'
'Yes, a few.'
Ten or 'leven, I reckon.'
Pretty healthy here, isn't ill'
'Yes; but sometimes we have a little
'Any of you got it now!'
'Yes, a few on us goin' to have the
shakes the arternoon.'
Why, all on us except eister Nance,
and site's sicli a darnation cross critter, the
ager won't take on hei; and if it did, she'e
so cussed conlary -she wouldn't shake no
how you could fix her!.
Cmnubial. 'My deai did John black
'How should I know I hant got noth'o
to do with your boots. lt' wishing
'Dut, my lore, yoa needn't speak ao
Speak eo cross! I didn't epesk cross.'
'O ves you did.' '
'I say you did.'
"I say I didn't.'
'By gracious! I won't stand this. .
Iv"s too bad lo be treated in this way, I'll
leave you, madam. I'll hive a eepari
lion' Oh. Mr. Slob was ever a woman so
abused Here I've beert working and
washing and scrubbing all day long, as
bard as ever I ejuld, and then you come
home and act so to me- just kos 1 don't
know noifi'n about your bnois OJ it is
too W-.d, it is 'loo-boo! boo-boo!'
Hem! Wrll Nney I didn't mean to
make you fiy. N'pver tnind I reckon
John has blacked mv bonin. Is then
sassingers lo be fried fr supper!'
Y-e-es my dcarI got ma fot yc
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