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Prom the Temperance Journal.
GLORIOUS NEWS FROJI IRELAND.
Tho English and Irish papers ate filled with
tr.ost surnrisitio- nronunta nf tlm nrtrnaa nfTnm.
rerance in Ireland. It appears to have resulted
chiefly from the labors of the -Rev. Mr. Matthew, a
Irish Heart'is wrotichl up to the hishest pitch
enthusiasm, and thousands on thousands press
the place of siph'ature to the pled, so that the
jjkuh! iraauunu upun anouicr. in a snort period
CO and 70,000 have enrolled themselves under the
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pledge of total abstinence. On such a subject,
which almost snrnnssns hn.iif and xvl.n ontlin.
siasmit is to be feared takes the nlaeo nf snhrr
.judgment, we arc glad to have something on which
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we can rely. This is furnished in a letter from
Richard Allen, Secretary of the Irish Temperance
Union, to Mr. Delavan, dated 11th Nov. From
this we learn the following important particulars,
That the enthusiasm on the subject, in the south
01 ireiano, is 01 the most astonishing character.
That nearly the whole press of Dublin is in fa-
vor or the cause, and
That it is enlisting 'to a wonderful extent, the
tpx ami nrorrriiic t,F Un .,., f-.l.l:- r1
But we M give his owu words
Lctter.from Richard Allen. E Cor Srr of
irishTanperance Union, to E. C. Delavan, Esq.
Dublin Nov 19 1833
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To E. C. Delavan, Esq;. "
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m vreaKness are past; what was a little taper,
Kept alive by the greatest care of a few, has now
tt "..g.uj iuiw. xiw jwiuwpiuawi
abstinence are now spreading with a rapidity
which, their warmest friends never dared to hope
for. The weeklv Tinvil Kvrlnno-P mwrinir in
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xuunn, I1HS oeenSO immensely CrOWrjCa, lliai ll
lias DOf:n TfHinn nprM3rv tn mn bo a nnnhfo -nhnrrro
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man. Here the wanlvxro. vhS.
(0000 in two days lately -) Cork Yonsel Limer
iri 7 vorK, lonsei, iiimer-
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'HVIIVj AlVLVKf IUAVI1 fciJO ;iCUCt
Dungan'on, recently the most drunken place in
Ireland, seems to be taken by storm. A thousand
and more have signed the plcdcc. In Drosheda
arc 1000 le-totalers, and durinxr a period of nine
raontns, since tne reiorm commenced, there were
two special, two quarter, and nineteen petty Ses
sions there was not a single person before it for
ny misdemeanor, in uellast, are 5000 members
Here workmen have formed themselves into anti-
usage Associations, with excellent effect. All the
Dublin associations are in an active state, and in
Carlow, Acklow, Wexford, Ennerscarthy, Shille
lagh, good societies areactive in their, opera
tions ; 70,000 have been added to us. Full liber
ty has been given to Sir E. Blakery, commander
oi tne iorce in jreiana, to noid l emperance Meet
ings in the barracte, upwards offcOOO soldiers have
been addressed ; the meeunga are to be held fort
nightly. We have now for a few weeks, been assiduous
ly feeding the press with small and valuable docu
ments. In our leading Dublin paper (daily,) the
News Letter, we have had temperance "matter five
days out of six, and many others, both Dublin and
provincial, have copied our articles. But a great
and powerful ally has lately joined in the Dublin
Evening Post, the Irish government organ, the ed
itor and proprietor of which, haa fally entered hiro
the cause, and states that he will leave no stone
unturned until he carries this great reformation,
through the length and breadth of the land; you
may judge of the influence this new ally is
likely to exert, when I inform you that it numbers
300 Roman Catholic clergymen amongst its sub
scribers, that it incessantly calls on them to follow
in the footsteps of Father Matthew, and that every
paper (tri-weekly) has from one to two columns of
The morning press has last week sent an inti
mation that its columns were open to temperance,
60 that with one exception, all the Dublin press is
-with us. The Roman Catholic clergy of Dublin,
with Doctor Murray, the Archbishop, at their head,
held a meeting this week, for the purpose of taking
up the question of temperance. There was some
difference respecting the giving pledges and me
dals, free of charge. Thcobold Matthew, is doing
wonders. ixom all accounts, he is a noble char
acter. Of his worth, and the simplicity and open
ness of his measures, I have this day a very strong
testimony, borne by a Church of England clergy
man. Two Dublin Roman Catholie clergymen,
Mr. CConnell, and Dr. Yole, vicar-general, have
taken a very active part.
The latter, recently got
one hundred members at a meeting. Our "former
opponents, now repeat to us our arguments in fa
vor of temperance. It is undoubtedly owing to
the Roman Catholic clergy having taken up the
cause, that it prospers so greatly. Truly, we live
in age of wonders, and we know not what effects,
as regards the spread of temperance, the next
month may bring forth- 1 must add, the Union
have" employed themselves a 'good deal, in watch
ing public movements, and have succeeded in two
important points ; one, irt suppressing Donnybrdok
fair, which was a ruinous nuisance to our city pOp-
uiauon ; aiiouier, tor preventing oy an application
to a Peer, the passage of a bill$ allowing grocers to
retail spirits, which they had succeeded in carry
ing through the House. Yours, in the great work,
Extract from dSpeech delivered ly Daniel O'
Conncll, JZsptirc, M. P. for the city of Dublin, at
the Entertainment given by the Citizens of Cork to
the Catholic Prelates of Ireland. "But there is
another moral and majestic miracle performing at
this moment among tne people ol ireiand (hear and
cheers;) and, my Lords and Gentlemen, I attest
.r ather- Matthew to bear me out. (Loud cheers.)
Therefis a great moral miracle operating Don'i
we.JrSow that there are" in this province alone fifty
orSty thousand persons who have embraced the
principles of Temperance,uiid have engaged not td
.drink any intoxicating liquors whatsoever. (hear,
Hear.) And do we not see around us the priests
of this great moral revolution ? Do we not witness
..its effects in our streets? Where are now the riots,
,and drunkenness, and disorder, which some tirrie
since disgraced them? Why, I could myself men
tion many instances, were it right to particularize
any. There is, for instance, a poor man in Tralee;
named Higgins, who was so abandoned a drunk
ard, that, at the time of the Cholera, he actually!
ill .. 1 . 1 .1 . .
a lecxea uaving mat aisease, in oroer mat he might
be sept to the hospital, and have an opportunity of
driiiKing the brandy -which was given to the pa
tients. He is now a sober and comfortable indi-1
vidua!- 1 know that it said that all this is but
transitory, aad the work of a day, and that it will
soon break down. But there have not yet been j
any examples which would give symptoms of its
breaking down. And 1 asic those who say so, are
they ignorant of the fixity and firm ndhesion to
the principle, as well as the vivacity and mirthful dis
position 01 me lnsu cnaracicr i x urn convn.cei
od nas Messed the Irish people witn tnese
peculiar, and apparently inconsistent traits of dis-
Dosition, that, m the midst ol misery, and privation
of and distress, they may possess a remedy for their
to evlIs and have a reward to compensate them, and i
lead t0 othcrs wh,cn are never ending.
t At tho (.root Humor Infolv oivon tf nlv. 1 I'l nn.
, , , r , , Vf iJi Br. .1 n t j
nel1 at Marlow, the Honorable Gentleman alluded
lavorawy to me spreaa 01 1 emperance. o.ocieties
amonp- the people of Ireland, and called for throe
cheere for the Temperance Societyc 'coK which
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ynas emnusxasiicauy responaeu. w.
imponam lieuenrom me iiiayorajiidiuencK 10
the Rev. Theobaldjuatthew, Richmond Place, Lim- j
erick, Sept. 21, 1839. ,
reverend feir, 1 peg you to accept my grateiui
acknowledgements for yourpolite attention in send-
ng mo a vauiaoic littie wont 011 lemporaiicu. inai
subject has for a considerable time engaged my
serious attention, as jl nave ior several years on
principle abstained from trie use of wine and spir-
itnniiQ liminrc: T was aVinii5 th.it ntliprQ hn;jHfi5
myself should be brought to feel the beneficial ef-
thAfeca .arising trom .adopting a similar course;
b,at .r allnSm le 1 almost despaired that the
doc.tnne oftlgC"f.rf t It mPerance vould be lookd
nn tn fin-e rttwr limit tlmn no n vicintmrv nun Ac
Cproner, the numerous instances of sudden and
j awfut "deaths, arising from intemperance, which
came under my observation, were most appalling.
T havolield about one hundred and forty inquests
.nce tte rst Gf October, 1838: and I can safely
affirm that one halt that number caused, directly,
ri,.;nri;rr.titt ).;nnrii.!.tinrriin.iftM ti,b,,.,
L:i,t Mcnfi,tl, im-lm,; ovh,oi u i,.,.Uxn.i .1.- m ' .
6 j r J i 6' 3 1
jiuir, ana iiimiy iroin apopie.vy, wniie in a state 01
,ntnv.Vntfnr, - 1 xrithin n hm-t normn fnny ;nAi
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vmuais commuted suiciue wane under the hellish
lniiuence 01 strong annK. uut, thanK uod, a
brigh-er ProsPect is dawning; Your unparalleled
exertions in tne cause o emperance nave oeen,
at -' T X1 S ?t ?uc-c?f '
anj I believe no place more sothanm Limerick.
A moral regeneration, has .taken place among the
PeoPle ? city.wmcli is really most astonish-
off one third. Our streets and places of public re-
bon are regular anu quiet; and that which must be
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most gratifying to you is the fact, tliat although ie-
ports have, at dlffereVit times, been industrfously
circulated of members of your society having
broken their Temperance Pledge, I have not been
able to make out a solitary instance of such being
the fact. But those who have so many years fat
tencd on the demoralization of the people will die
hard; although they may as well give up the ghost
quieuy, as meir game is completely up. That you
may live long to continue the noble work you have
so successfully undertaken, is the sincere wish of,
nev. oir, your very launiui numoie servant,
"O.. H. FITZGERALD, Mayor of Limerick.
The Re Theobald Matthew, &c. &c. Cork.
We add to the above, two or three extracts from
Irish papers:" W e have heard," savs the Dublin
Evening Post, from authority which cannot de
ceive, and which has no object in deceiving pood
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rroiesiani autnority too-tnat 111 almost all the
smau towns ot cork, Kanturlt, iiandon, Middle
ton, Mill-Street, Fermoy, the progress has been so
process of being shut up, and soup, coffee, and tea
houses are establishing generally. In the small
town of iiistowel, 111 the county of Iveiry, seven or
eight ol these have been closed witmn the last two
months. In the county of Clare the progress also
has been very great, and we expect that we shall
speedily have balway to our list."
Tho following paragraph and letter is from the
vvatenora onronicie: "ine good work goes
bravely on. .We entertain the strongest confidence
m the relormation ol our countrymen, and the pros
perity ol old Ireland. A. meeting of gentlemen
deeply interested in the cause, is to be .held at the
Town Hall, we understand, on Tuesday, at two
o'clock, to consider the subject of providincr means
for the destitate, anxious to pilgrimage to the great
The proceedings of Gongress, are distin
guished rather lor their dullness than for any
thing else. The consideration of Mr Grundy's
Keport, on Mr Jienton s non-assumption reso
lutions, occupies the larger part of the time of
the benate and the subject, as usual, gives rise
to very long and unintertesting speeches.
For the last few days, the House of Repre-
sentaiives has been constantly devoted to the
consideration of a resolution offered by Mr. Ca
sey, of Illinois, to instruct the Committee on
Ways aud Means to report an appropriation of
$iou,uuu, ior the contmanco and completion
01 tne uumoenana Koad, in the state of In
This resolution lias been made a theme for a
debate, that is as wide as any of the vast prai-
y . iTf -r- 1 . . .
nes 01 tne west, livery thing in the heavens
above, and the earth below, have been involved
in it ; and as is usual, the whole debate has had
a direct squinting toward the Presidential elec
tion. It is yet going on and does not promise
a very speedy close. There will probably be
two hundred and fifty speeches delivered on the
As it is noj. at all probable, that any .business
connected with the actual interests of the coun
try, will be transacted this session, it would be
well for the public press, in all sections of the
Union, to call for an early adjournment. The
session ought not to be protracted beyond the
1st oi May. All the business ol Congress, can
be satisfactorily transacted long before that date.
The action of the Legislature of Pennsylva
nia, in reference to the banks, and the currency,
creates a great deal of solicitude aud curiosity
in this quarter of the country. The decision of
your legislature, on theso subjects, no matter
what it may be, will produce a very great effect
in the. Union.
The Senate did not sit to day
The New Orleans Bulletin has hoisted the
Harrison arid Tyler flair.- It has been hereto
fore a neutral paper.
Daniel O'Corineil.is aboutito retire from Par-.
Kament. ' , ' ' "
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ing, and truly gratifying to every philanthropic Shall tho glory which encircles the 'Stars and
;ut i otnpes be dimmed by so foul a transaction i If
summonses in the Court of Conscience have fallen there is any virtue in the country, any patriotic
strAmhhnnr C-s Votirnnrv 21 IS40
Slroudslmrg, I a reftrnary tBav.
Terms, $2,00 in aJvnncc ; $2.25, ftalf yearly ; and $2,50 if not
paia oeioic wc enu 01 jcu.
Gen, William Henry Marrisou
j OF OHIO.
TOU VICE PRESIDENT i
) Joim Tyler
j OF VIRGINIA.
Th nf tfcn rWtrir Wp liPPn In.if? Tn their
vituperation of the Federal Government for sanc-
tioningtiu ; employment ol a pack oi Spanish blood-
hounds forth'o cruel and savage purpose of hunt-
ing down W tearing to pieces the poor Seininoles,
o to - 1 i , '
who are only fighting in defence of tlreir native
land, -and. tho giaves of their slaughtered country'
men ! Ts thero nnv fn.mdnt on for the ehamn ?
P-nn ;t ho nnWMo ' Tf Jc An wo vnt "
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LnlW nf ,
ore the degradation into which the mad
our rulers are plunging the country.
uai. iiw iimncan iauon countenance, nay, en-
courage such barbarity ! We hope, for the honor
n tho nntintrir orwl thn nfinpininc nf hnmimtir
7 , "J i'"" "jr,
muy uo nut. onau we who repuaiatea tne em-
ployment of the Indians by the British against our
forcfathcrs when furhtimr for liberty-who vet
flfner that disgraceful act in the teeth of that Na
1 b u ai 1raLCIU1 aci 111 me Ieein 01 uiat iNa
"on with reproach, now make blood hounds our al-
lies in our war with a few hundred Seminoles 1
desire to maintain unsullied the hirh character
which we have attained n n nnnnln. Imtli for nr
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valour and phllantrophy, let us be unanimous in
condemning this war of blotod-this Worse than
barbarian coalition between our countrymen and
dogs, for the eitirpation of a foe ! Where are the
voices so eloquently raised in behalf of struggling
Greece ? Where the sympathisers with fallen Po
land ? Are there none to interfere between our
blood thirsty rulers and the poor Seminoles ? Yes,
the descendants of the followers of William Penn,
a people who are ever foremost in promoting the
cause of humanity and alleviating tho sufferings
of the di$tresed. We have seen it stated that
memorials from this class of our fellow citizens
have been presented to Congress remonstrating a
gainst the employment of these blood hounds !
would to Heaven tho voice of every man, woman
and chilcL .within the.boundaries.of.thelLaion,could(
reach me ears 01 our ruiers then, at least, we
should hope the country would be saved from this
last foul disgrace.
We refrained from noticing this matter, edi
torially, at an earlier day, for the reason, that we
did not believe there was any truth in the charge ;
but the evidence of its truth seem too strong to
warrant any1 further doubt on this head.
Start not, reader ! we are not going to give you
a lecture on fhis subject, we leave that to abler
and wiser heads, te whom our columns are ever
open, but wish merely to call your attention to a
corroboratiot in another column, of the wonderful
temperance news" from Ireland, published by us last
week. We entertained some doubts bf the extent
of the reforrration as there pictured out, but from
the facts to-day presented, we feel assured of its
truth. What effect this reformation may have on
the prosperity of tho Emerald Isle, remains yet to
be seen but certainly its good effects on the peo
pie in a morsl point of view, cannot be estimated
No country has suffered more from the vice of in
tcmperanc-Dthan Ireland, and if anything can be
done to meliorate the wretched condition of her
citizens, aid make them better and wiser, or tend
to dispel tb3 thick mists of ignorance and preju
dice which have so long hung like a dark pall over
that ill-fate? land, we think every philanthropist
will rejoicejat the thought, and wish God speed to
" The sober, second thoughts of the people, always efficient.
This was the language of Pre'sidont Tan Buren
in 1838. His native State has confirmed tho doc
trine. She has now a Whig Governor, a Whig
Senate, and a Whig Assembly, and, as if this was
not sufficient to show her disapprobation of her
favorite sor(s administration, her Legislature have
just passed resolutions in opposition to the 5 Inde
pendent Treisury Bill, his loading measure ! Tho
' sober, secoad thoughts of the people, always ef
ficient, nevejj wrong.' Put doWri New-York as
safe for Haroson by at least 15,000 majority.
(TUltraism has been rebuked in Massachu-
chusetts, by ' the repeal of the fifteen gallon law.
The Whigs have been taught a lesson in the old
Bay State, which we trust will benefit them, and
now, seeing.the evil of their ways, they should re
trace their steps, retrieve their fortunes, and keep
Van Burenim from gaining a foothold in the land
of the Pilgrn Fathers.
(LLockt's New-York New Era, the echo of
the Butt Eiders, Indomitables, ancLRoarers, is
dead. Disease : A depiction of tho nraHbry or
gans, causer by a falling off of remittances from
Washington; with" severe cramps' in theCustoiri
THE PROSPECT EASTON SENTINEL.
It is indeed cheering to behold tho unanimity
which pervades the ranks of the Democratic Whigs,
and the enthusiasm manifested in favor of the old
Hero of the West. There is a determination a
broad among the people to take the government
into their own hands, and put a veto on, the mal
administration of the political grimalkin' who
crept into office through the sleeve of 1 Old Hick
ory's' great military coat Almost every demo
cratic paper wo take up is filled with accounts of
Harrison celebrations, Harrison conventions, and
Harrison meetings, in the West, and South West,
and even the South, with her 'State Rights,' and
'Nullification' doctrines begins to move in the great
cause of Harrison and Reform. Yet, in the face
of the most striking evidence of unanimity in the
Whig ranks in support of General Harrison, the
trembling, cowardly, collared presses that adhere
to the sinking fortunes of Van Buren, have the
1.1vrii1.fiV tft flnnlnin nil -IT IY" ? .1: )
umumwu iu ucwaic an 13 Ul&aiiuouuil, UlSUUTU,
I J t rc .!.: i .1. T7 n
a"U a"ultu ; vl 11113 ulitss ls lno iasion OCntl
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uvi. jijvu, utiv a uuc vusici, luisua 111s puny voico
in the general shout, but with what success re
mams to be seen. Ave took occasion two weeks
since, to notice an elaborate and windy epistle on
this matter, which appeared in his columns, and
seem to have thrown him on the defensive. He
offers as proof of the disaffection towards Gen'l
First : the Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle, which he as
serls to be a Whig paper, says,
"Wrc cannot go for Harrison, rind we think it time and labor
spent in vain to laucmpt to elect lura. He cannot possibly get a
vote bouth of the Potomac.'
Second, the Athens (Ga.) Banner, which says,
The citizens of Georgia, of both panics, will repudiate the
Third, on the authority of some Washington let
tor writer, that
" Ir-John s- B3rour' a 'nguished whig politician of
Virginia, ,has come out 'tooUi and nail' against the Harnsburg
Fifth, the Columbus Enquirer,, a Whig paper,
" Should the contest eventually be between General Harri
son and Mr. Van Buren, and we forced to choose, wc have no
hesitancy in saying we will sustain the laltor."
And last, the following declaration of the Vicks-
burg Whig :
If no othor candidate is broucht out by thb opnoi
And this is what 'the Sentinel calls an ai
And this is what the Sentinel calls an ' array of
evidence !' evidence, which in lils estimation,
is sufficient to convince ' all natur' that General
Harrison can't be elected ! And is this all you
have to offer in defence of your position ? Two
papers in Georgia ! (one a reputed Whig,) and the
assertion of a Washington letter writer ! And
these form the basis for a column of editorial 1
This the 1 arrayof evidence' which he conjursup to
defend himself against the charge of misrepresen
tation. Shade of Munchausen! defend him!
As it regards the declaration of the Yicksburg
Whig we offer by way of offset, the following from
the Phil. Inquirer of the 17th inst.
" The Vicksbui-s W1iig which at first rebelled figamst the
nomination, has at length given its cordial adhesion. The
sipatcd, and he now sustains the cause of Harrison and reform
with unflinching determination."
And, if the Columbus Enquirer, a Whig paper,
has even hoisted the Van Buren flag, it is only ne
cessary for us to say that the Van Buren paper of
the same place, the Confederate' ha3 declared
for Harrison. So much for your ' array of evi
dence,' Mr. Sentinel. Try again.
J We must take time abate our importations
use home-made goods, and suppdrt home industrv;
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oe .finiencans outsiae, as well as at the hearts core.
Wc must not only be able lb raise our own grain,
but wc must cover ourselves with American gar
ments. American wool, American iron, and A
merican silk, must be manufactured by American
skill, for our immense population. We must call
home our thoughts that roam abroad. But if we
intend to do this, we must do nothing that will stop
our exertions, by cripplingthd sources from whence
the means must come, to make us a manufacturing
people We must keep thd specie for the present
in the banks, as a basis for the notes that are in
circulation. Let the specie out, and go to Europe,
and who will then take the notes of our banks.
We must 1 rest upon our oars' for a little while."
It is well that all the presses of the country are
not shackled, and that even amoug those who sup
port the Federal Administration, there are some
who dare be free. Foremost among those is the
American Sentinel, a leading influential paper in
Philadelphia, and, however widely we may differ
with its respectable editor, on the great principles
of government, we are constrained to award to
him a character for fairness and candor not merit
ed by many of his brethren. The above remarks j
extracted from an article in that paper on' the sub-!
ject of specie payments, are worthy the head and
heart of a patriot, and bespeak a superiority in the
author to that grovelling party subserviency and
abject compliance to every scheme of ultraism so
characteristic of the press of the day, rarely to be
How true is the remark, Wc must be Ameri
cans outside ds well as at the hearts core' ; but
now lew reason thus. Let us be content with
homespun coat and blue stbekings as our for fath
ers were in the purer days of tho ReprTnlfr.
uurmvcauu cnuuren uc taught tci consider the
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manuiactures 01 their own hands
v. IUU11 umimucir, more honorable as rrmnnto
U1U "luai eiugani manufactures of a foreiVn
1.n. 4l. . 1 - O ,
,.uu, wmuu we nave to pay so dearly. The
noblest emblems of America industry and Ameri
can eCOIlOniV. Wmi1l tlinn 1 n...A .1
. 1UUIIU u lie person
vi tsiwjr .imencan citizen. Did we importless
and manufacture more ape the manners and ex
travagance of the aristocrats of tho old world less
strenuouslyand keep in view that Roman virtue
as the polar star, which carried our forefathers
through their struggle for independence, we would
hot be brought with every depression in the mo.
ney markets of the Old World, to the disgraceful
necessity of a suspension in order to prevent the
specie of tho country from being sent over the at
lantic to pay our foreign debt. We arc but plain
republicans, and should convince the world that
we have resources within ourselves which reader
us independent,ofothers ; ands-wo wilLcall that
man a democrat who eschews a ruflle shirt, silk
stockings, and broad cloth coat, for tho plain,
coarse, yet comfortable clothing worn by a major
ity of our hardy yeomanry Let the democrats of
tho sea-hoard, follow tho example of the demo
crats of tbeunterior, and our word forjtj- there will
be less complaints respecting the'iiard times,'
and depression in the business of the country.
KFThe recent flood has done much damage in
the lower part of the State.
(LTThe Governor of Virginia has sent a mes
sage to the Legislature, in which he condemn.?,
emphatically, tho course taxen by Congress in re
lation to the New-Jersey members.
The Legislature, of Rhode Islandjhavo passed
resolutions reprehending in like manner the out
rage on the rights of New-Jersey, and transmitted
them to the. Governor of that state.
KPMr. Richard Biddle, an able and eloquent
Whig member of Congress from. Western Penn
sylvania, it is" reported will resign his soat in th
House of Representatives this session. We an
not learned of his reasons for this step, but pre3umu
they have no connection with politics. Mr. B. U
considered ono of the brightest ornaments of that
For the Jeffersonian Republican.
Mr. Nugent : Sir, As a positive proof that
the United States Bank afforded a safe place of
deposit for the public moneys of the nation, I
ask the eagle eye of Fanny Wright democracy
to discover to me the defalcations and elope
ments that took place during the time the mo
ney of the Republic was lodgod in its vaults.
Was such a thing as " Swariwouting" with
millions of tho public money, ever known. No.
So long as remained unshaken the place of safe
icepmg, created by our venerable ancestors,
and the firmest " JefFersonian Democrats" of
the age, in vain, the fawning sycophants and
mercenary hirelings of a rapacious and reckless
experimenting administration attempted the pub
lic robbery, in which they are now so success
ful. The public money ihust first be removed
before such frauds & cbuld be practiced, no soon
er was that done, tU'att elopements and defalca
tions were wafted dn every. breeze; the public
"treasury becomes accessible to a band of dffica
holders, and each one grabs as much os possi
ble cuts dirt, and as he flies, exclaims, " to tho
victor belongs the spoils." Such men as these,
who would thus reb their country, would steal
the last penny from the fatherless; rob the wid
ow of her bread, and blot the sun of Liberty
from the political Universe, and in the dark
ness of the despotism they would thus-create,
wolf-like, howl Republicanism out of iiur dand
and gag or gulltitirie everrpatri'dt tHar'SarB
murmur resentment against the oppressive acts;
of this prowling-band; t -
I ask any man to point me td the page of his
tory, either ancient or modern, that -describes
the prosperity of any nation; with a parallePto
the prosperity of these United States, afrjtho
establishment of the U. S. Bank, until her "de
struction by the hand of executive power. Shaw
me a country that had a better currency, ora.
sounder currency than our own: every fiscal
operation of goverriment was performed vithA
the greatest ease manufactures and agricul
ture thriving our commerce second to no na
tion's on the globe j and in the enjoymenof
peace and plenty, our citizens dreamed .fwjrof
the sudden reverse they would soon be called
to meet. The foundation of our civil politv
stood firm. But what constitution, however
firm, can stand the effects of " experiments
A man in perfect health would be a fool to take,
at the hazard of his existence, or ruin of his
constitution, tho nostrums and compounds of
a quack, who merely wished to test the effect of
his medicines. Still more infatuated would be
man, who, after trying one dose, and finding his
nature fast sinking under its effects, would fol
low up tho same dreadful " experiment," till
destruction, without remetlyj stared him in the
faco. None of my readers would do this ; and
I would hdpe that none bf them are acting suck
a suicidal part in a govermental point of view.
Thus far the Sub-treasury " Experiment" hag
carried desolation in its train. By the adoption
of that policy, commerce received a blow it has
not yot recovered ; derangement and c mn "
tion in every department of industp- -jmmo
mid is .still tr. r -J nas bee,
"iui-i ui me us- . ,i i;,.i
longer continuation of the 1
r Are tnese lhe false appre-
hens ons of a cr ,dulous emhusiasl . or P?"
t " ? Lot tho unnumbered multitudes,
j -d 0111 pine in penury and want, testify,
-jet tho thousands of wealthy and successful
merchants, crushed and mined at ono blow, bear
witness: and few there aro who can boast ex
emption from the general calamity, except tho
men who fattened upon tho surplus revenue and
plunder of tho public treasury ; office holders
I mean, and leg treasurers, who raised their
own fortunes from tho ruins of their suffering
Now, what did tho U. S. Bank do for our
natron under its original charier? It brought
unparalleled prosperity to our land. Wbnt
Us destruction, and the sub-treasury substitution
done ? where is tho " Gold and Silvor" rr-
renoy, and those precious Utile yollow pieces,,
that Benton called mint drona ?" Aloe i
' Tom Denton brought a sprinkle ;
Long time afro
And now all the go is sub-treasury shin-plasters,
What will be Ihc tftte of affairs in sue-