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xf the same kind, and in 1804 English Spelling
Book. He also published several religions
works. His publication were lucrative, 'nd
acquired public favor both in Gieat Britain and
the United States. ' .
In 1869 he finished interesting memoirs of
his life, printed since his decease. He lived
upwards of 16 years from that period, a martyr
to bodily infirmities and diseases,. which. he
bore with the most exemplary fortitude and
christian rerenity. Ho expired February 16,
182(3, in his Biat year. He had been a highly
useful lahorer for education and was a man of
a very amiable character.
WAbrd, Pa. June 13, 110.
Terms, $2,00 in adrance ; S2,2o, fiftlf jrcarly; and $2,50 if tfol
paid bcioic tnc end ol uieyear.
FOR PRESIDENT :
Gon William Henry Harrison
FOR VICfi PRESIDENT r
; for senatorial electors.
Jolm A. Slinl'ze, of Lycoming,
Josepli Ititaier, of Cumberland,
Col. Johnson said (in Congress)
"Who is General Harrison ? The son of one of
the signers of tho Declaration of Iudepencence ;
who spent the greater part of his large fortune in
redeeming the pledge he then gave, of his 'fortune,
life and sacred honor,' to secure the liberties of his
country. Of the career of General Harrison I
need not speak; the history of the West is his his
tory. For forty years he has been identified with
its interests, its perils and its hopes. Universal
ly beloved in the walks of peace, and distinguish
ed by his ability in the councils of his country, he
nas been yet more illustriously distinguished in
the field. During the late war, he was longer in
active service than any other general officer ; he
was, perhaps, oftener in action than any one of
them, and never sustained a defeat"
Tho Locofccos having heaped slander upon
slander on the head of Gen. Harrison, all of
which have however recoiled upon themselves;
are now engaged in propigating another more
foolish and ridiculous if possible, than any by
which they have heretofore endeavoured to di
Tert public opinion from themselves, and tried
to sully the fair fame arid reputation of Gener
Harrison. Having discharged their battery of ,
lies, and having been detected and exposed in
their disgraceful practices, they are now trying
to make "political capital15 by asserting that the
Hero of the Thames5' is under the surveil
lance of a committee who do not permit him to
exercise his own free will, and who refuse to
let him answer enquiries addressed to him rel
ative to his views upon certain political topics.
We are somewhat surprised that the Locos still
persist in this stale charge, after the discomfit
ure of Felix Grundy, who uttered the same
slander at tho office-holders convention at Bal
timore, and who by the testimony of the Post
master at Cincinnati, was convicted of having
uttered an unfounded and malicious falsehood.
But the object of the officeholders is, by their
repeating these oft refuted charges, to divert
the attention of the public from their own mis
deeds and from the miserable administration
they support. For the benefit of those, who
pretend to be so shocked and horrified at the
idea of a "Committee? we will refer to a page
or two in the history of the c greatest and
best." Gen. Jackson (and we presume, our
opponents will acknowledge him as authority
for any thing) when a candidate, refused to
answer interrogatories addressed to him and
which were intended to draw his name into
the political discussions of that day. He re
signed his seat in the Senate of the United
'States, because as he said, he did not wish to
haveimproper motives imputed to him by la
Tang part in any of the questions "which were
then agitated and likely to come before Con
gress. It was then thrown up to him as it now
is to Gen. Harrison, that he was afraid to ans
wer for fear of committing himself. Gov. Ray
of Indiana and iho Legislature of that State, in
order to bring him out addressed a letter to
liim, to which he thus replied :
"Hermitage, Feb. 28th, 1828.
Sir: I have had the honor to receive your
excellency's letter of the 30th ultimo, endors
ing resolutions of the Senate of Indiana, adopt
ed, as it appears, with a view of ascertaining
my opinions on certain political topics.
The respect which I entertain for the Exec
utive and Senate of your State, excludes from
ijhy mind the idea that an unfriendly disposition
dictated the interrogatoiies which are proposed.
But I will confess my regret at being forced by
this sentiment to depart in the smallest degree
from that determination on which I have always
acted. Not, sir, that I would wish to conceal
my opinions upon political or national subjects;
but as they were in various ways promulgated
in 1.824, am apprehensive ihatjsiy appearance
before the public atVlis timemaifbe attributed to
improper motivesM , s ; "
He then refers the
Governor to his former
votes and his letter toD r.
-3T i.Ki f f
Coleman for his
opinions. Now, this, the locos will say was
perfectly right, for if Gen. Jackson had ans
wered all the enquiries that were addressed to
him ho-would have'b'eeh' accused of "improper
motives" and of electioneering for himself. If
Gen. Jackson's reasons for not answering the
mierrogatorios of the Governor and Senate of.
IndiAna when he was a candidate, were suffi
cient, will not the same reasons hold good as
to Gen- Harrison ? The .truth is Gen.jjKaJ!
son's opinions and views in rchtkin to import
ant poliHcd'aesafircil knownj and are
within theySach of every person who, unblind-
Ud'y prejudice is desirous of knowing them.
Gen. Harrison was taken up in opposition to
the measures of Martin Van Biiren. This is
the only issue we want, and the only one the
people are anxious about ; and the reason of all
this noise about Harrison's not answering every
"question proposed to him is, that the locos are
thereby disappointed in creating a new issue.
If Gen. Harrison refuses to answer, they"say
he is afraid of committing- himself should he
answer, they would then impute to him "im
proper motives" and accuse him of electioneer
ing for office. Stump-speeches, and political
harangues, do not become a candidate for the
Presidency, and the dignity of the office de
mands that he should let his previous life be
speak his praise In relation to the "Commit
tee" we will refer those who are dissatisfied or
pretend to be so, to Gen. Jackson's Committee
of friends, who placed themselves between
him and his interrogators. This committee
consisted of the following persons, viz :
Wm. B. Lewis,
R. C. Foster,
G. W. Campbell,
Gen. Harrison, like Gen. Jackson, refers his
interrogators to his previous votes, speeches,
and letters upon political subjects ; and if they
would only take the trouble to examine, they
would not long have to complain that General
Harrison was afraid of committing himself.
Fourth of July Celebration.
In pursuance of public notice the Mechanics of
the Borough of Stroudsburg, assembled at the
Conrt House on Monday everting, Jurie 8, for the
purpose of making arrangements for the celebra
tion of the Anniversary of American Independence.
John W. Burnet, Esq. was called to the chair;
Daniel Coolbaugh and James Palmer, Vice Presi
dents, and Edward H. Walton and J. H. Melick,
The object of the meeting being stated, it was
resolved, That a committee of five be appointed
to make the necessary arrangements preparatory
to the celebration. The following persons were
appointed, viz : Henry Manners, John O'Connor,
Mark Miller Thomas Stone arid John H. Melick.
On motion it wa3 decided that Mrs. Eagles fur
nish a dinner for the occasion.
Resolved, That a Marshal and Assistant Mar
shal, be appointed. When, on motion Maj. Philip
Fisher was appointed Chief Marshal and John II.
Melick, Assistant Marslial;
The celebration is to be conducted with dec'o'
rum, and previous to the dinner an Oration will be
delivered in the Presbyterian Church, and the
Declaration of Independence read. To be open
and closed with singing and prayer.
Citizens, both male' and female are respectfully
invited to attend. All persons who wish to en
gage in the celebration will please hand in their
names to either of the Committee.
As it has been reported that the Celebration is
to be" a political one, we take this opportunity of
contradicting tho report.
Resolved, That the proceedings be published
in the papers of the borough
On motion adjourned to Saturday evening June l"3.
JOHN W. BURNETT, Pres't.
James Palmer, J V. Prests.
E. H. Walton ,1
J. H. Melick, J Secretaries.
Worthy to be Preserved. A correspondent
of the New Orleans True American relates a very
excellent and interesting anecdote about General
Harrison. He says during one of the General's
Northwestern campaigns against the Indians,
there was in one of the Kentucky companies a lad
of a boy, a native of that gallant stale, who had
prematurely joined the army to fight the Indians,
in marching through a dangerous and difficult de
file, infested with hostile Indians, that hung upon
the rear of the army, and under rapid travelling
to relieve k post in advance, this patriotic boy gave
out, and fell behind, and without relief would have
been overtaken and scalped by the pursuing In
dians. Gen. Harrison, perceiving the situation of
the boy dismounted from hi own horse and placed
the lad in the saddle, thus rescuing his life. The
same Kentucky boy is now the amiabl and tal
ented Judge Chinn, a member in the present Con
gress from the state of Louisiana.
The subscription for the widow of Laugh lin,
who was killed at Baltimore are said to exceed
4,000. . , .
For the JefTersonian Republican.
Facilities for doing CJood greater
:tiian for peiwrauent evil.
' History records the desolating career of ihe
.mighty warrior, the movements of blood staihr
ed banners, and the sacking of towns and cities;
while the deeds of him, who sought to bless
the world, remain unnoticed and unsung.
The tempest, thai sweeps its frightful course';
the raging torrent that foams along its banks,
fail not to excite a feeling ofliorror and dread,
which the mind seeks in Vain to dissipate ; but
the gentle breeze that fans the weary traveller,
and the silverbrook that makes all nature" wear
a smile, 'Iri-roceives the tribute due.
WtThave seen the wicked man rise "spread
idg himself like the green bay tree," and evil
seems forrried at his hand. Ho comes riding
on the whirlwind of revolution, and he wades
through seas of blood till he is seated on the
throne of empires ; while the virtuous and be
nevolent man is doomed to penury and woe. It
is while viewing such truth, that we are led
almost instinctively to ask, is not the order of
events favorable to vice, and does it not form
an eternal barrier to the triumph of true princi
ples While we mourn over the desolations which
tho Alexanders, the Caesars, and the Bouna
partes have made, we forget that there
is a restoring principle, a great moral balance
wheel, which will not lea e the world to suffer
any permanent evil. No, the world fallen as
it is, presents greater facilities for doing good
than for doing permanent evil. The countries
dispopulated by these mighty men of blood,
again swarm with their numerous inhabitants ;
the cities destroyed are again rebuilt, and the
fields laid in desolation, are soon as productive
as before as before. And where there names
blotted from history, the world would not know
that such men had lived. Thus dies the vi
cious man ; and his name and influence perish
es as soon as the, world can forget the misery
which he has caused. But the influence of
the good man shall live, and his memory will
be cherished as long as the principles of virtue
shall endure His sun may have gone down
behind a dark cloud ; his name may have been
black with supposed guilt, and his principles
branded with infamy and disgrace, but the ten
dency of tilings is to do him justice. And it
will be done. It may be through the malice
of his enemies alone, that his name and deeds
are handed down to posterity ; or perhaps the
same generalion, that lighted the torch "of per
secution, has consecrated a monument to his
memory. Who now calls in question, the vir
tues of Socrates and Plato, of whom that bar
barous age was not worthy ? Or who now
would sing the praises of those bloody heroes
who have disgraced the name of man. All the
art of Phidius and Praxitelese could not en
hance the glory of the former, nor retain that
of the latter. Then the love of fame,, with ma
ny the only1nducement to vigorous action, re
quires a benevolent and virtuous life.
The human constitution, and the delicote
frame of man worn never calculated for the
"high pressure" of excited passions. Like the
machine without its "governor," it is soon shat
tered and destroyed by its own violence.
While the drunkard stands a living beaccrij
as if scathed by the lightnings of heaven, fie
presents a tearor to all who dare trifle with
their cups. Who places confidence in the rhan
who- is guided by hi pampered passions ?
Then the love of influence among our fellows
would teach us "temperance in all ihings.,;
Infidels may band themselves for the promo
tion of vice ; a Cataline may seek to corrupt
the inexperienced, and lead them to revolt; and
although such a band may for a while succeed,-
yet like iheatch without its mainspring, its
motion must soon cease, arid by multiplying
wheels they only tend to hasten tho defeat, al
ready sure. Mutual confidence is wanting, the
great moral mainspring of every permanent
The grarfd secret why the church lids stood
as a body, for near two thousand years, amid
the taunts and jeers of her enemies, is the spirit
she inculcates. While the strongest infidel
party now existing, is in the greenness and
rawness of its youth, and already withered,
weakened and palsied as if bv age. But it is
not strange. The eat that was never calcula
ted for the arena of such principles. Truth
alone can ultimately prevail. Where then is
the man, who would set in despondency while
the1 avenues for the advancement of correct
principles in the world are as ample as benevo
lence can desire.
Milford, June 8th, 1840.
From the Whig and Journal.
Celebration in Northampton Countv. in
honor of Gen. Harrison, for his Victory
at the Thames. Thexontinual cry of Gen.
HarrisoN's defamers is, that he never render
ed the country any services, and that the peo
ple are in no way indebted to him for any of
the brilliant viotories of the late war. Now
as the memories of some persons are rather
short, and often require to be refreshed, it
may not be amiss to call the attention of the
Loco Focos of this county, and those especial
ly who are forever reviling & traducing the old
General, to the following notice of a celebra
tion held at Hellertown, Lower Saucon, in the
month of October 1813. Many of those who
are now'opposcd to the General, then bore the
most honorable testimony of his ability, patriot
ism, and dis ?.guished services. This testi
mony is recordeu in the Journals of the day,
and many still live amongst us who were wit
nesses to tho proceedings given below. How
silly then for them to think that by their present
blackguard practices they can efface the effects
of their former honest professions. Head the
From the;" Friedensbothen." (a German pa
per published Allentownj.of the 28ih of Oc-
tooer i8i a.
The Volunteer Company and citizens of the
neighborhood of Llellertown, Northampton
County, assembled to celebrate the " Glorious
.Victory ol Gen. Harrison, at the I names
U.apt. ucorgp iiess, mow judge ness wno in
stantly marchedin defence of his country ,when
it was threatened wun invasion,; lNoitnampton
Jcdeeis, Capt. Rinker's Rifle Company from
Alentown, aud Capt. Ott's Rifle Company were
present. And among the proceedings of the
celebration, ' we find the following flattering
compliment m the shape ot a Itegular loast.;.
" General Harrison a true American ho
traitor Hull. He has achieved a full an glori
ous victory over the British and Indians in the
North West. 'Health to General Harrison and
his brave armv. 9 guns.
Dare the Editor of tho Monroe Democrat
publish the above in his paper of this weok ?
Many of his readers no doubt will be pleased
to see it.
The following is a synopsis of the Tax-bill,
as it passed the House of Representatives on
Monday last, and sent to the Senate. It is
supposed the objects proposed to be taxed, will
realize about SI ,000,000.
L On all dividends by any banks, compa
nies or institutions of one per cent, or over a
tar of 1 1-2 mills " on every dollar of the value
2. On all personal property, occupations,
&c. made taxable by law, the county commis
sioner to add a tax of 1 mill on every dollar of
On all bonds, mortgages, monies at interest
&c. stock (except Commonwealth Stock, &c.)
a tax of one 1-2 mill on every dollar of value,
" on which one per cent profit or dividend may
On all household furniture, gold and silver
plate exceeding 300, dollars 2 mills on the dol
Upon pleasure carriages one per cent on the
On gold lover watches one dollar upon
gold and silver watches 75 cents upon every
other description of watches 50 cents.
Upon' all salary ofii'-es of the Commonwealth
one per cent " cn dollar of the value there
3. Duty of County Commissioners, and as
4. County Commissioners and Assessors to
ascertian value of subjects liable to taxation as
early as possible.
5. Assessors to give the usual notice.
6. County commissioners to transmit as
sessments to Auditor General, by 1st Septem
7. Duties of County Treasurer.
8. Taxs be applied to payment of interest
on Stale loans.
9. County Trauier to give bond &c.
10. ScCr;U.-;. 1 the Common .ve;-' : to pub
law aud tri'itsm.1;.
LddK OUT for Mississippi, A
friend who 3iad just returned from a
tour through several of the counties
east and north of this, brinsrs the most
favorable news of the increase of the
Tippecanoe spirit. Ke says the rev
olution in public opinion reminds him
of the great religious revival that broke
put some years since in the West. The
People arc dying out for more light in
every direction. Ourmformant counts
thirty-two of his acquaintance, hith
erto warm supporters of Van Buren
who have determined to support the
honest and faithful public servant of
out or the way, locotocos, or you are
lost run liy tor your life a ad take
shelter under the proud, floatinp; ban-
ner oi Harrison it is sufficiently am-
pie to anora a sate retreat to ail the
People and protect them "from the
withering blast of executive patronage
now filling, with its pestilential breath
the fair and beautiful fabric of our
country's glory, reared by the immor
tal hand of our ancestors.
The New Fork Courrier says " Mr.
John Van Buren, the hopeful son of
the President of the United States, had
the impudence a few davs since to
to declare in the public bar-room of
TT II Im-m -
congress Hail, Albany, that General
Harrison was a COWARD ! ! For
tunately for the, cause of truth, an of
ficer of the army was present, who
promptly required of the coxcomb an
immediate retraction ol the slander,
af the hazard of being held personal
ly responsible for tb( hnuage. Af
ter a very little bluster, tfiia promi
sing son of his father, ilrrived at the
" Discretion i3 tho belter part of valnr
and humbly withdrew his charge in
uie same puonc manner m which
was made?' s
U. S. BANK COUNTERFEITS.
The Philadelphia Ledsjer contains the
following particulars of the lale counter
;fcW on the Bank of Ihe United States.
As so large a portion of our circulating
medium is made up of these notes, this
minute description of them is very valu
" We have had shownio us two-counterfeit
ten dollar notes of. the same-plale,
on the Bank of the United Slates, tyhich
had been received at different houses du
ring the day, by whiche.judge ajiyely
ousiness is auout Deing auempieu in me
swindling line. The plate is- letter A, and
at a glance bears tbesame character and
familiar appearance of the genuine. Up
on examination, however, it may be read
ily detected. The engraving is much
coarser than that of the genuine ; the
heads forming the margin at each end.are
coarse, unfinished, and some of them 'sit
uate in quite an-butward position upon
the shoulders, The face of Robert Mor
ris, at the foot of the right hand margin is
so askew as to appear distorted. The
chin of the lowest figure at the left hand-
is disprdporiionally long. The Pennsyl
vania coat of aims, between the signa
tures, in the counterfeit, does not show
full and fair; a short mark forming part
of the flourish over the words u of the,"
in the title of the bank in the genuine
falls over the f and t, and in the counter
feit over the " th." The hair stroke ot
the engraved letters forming the draft of
the note in the counterfeit cannot be tra
ced through perfectly. The filling up
with the pen, and the signatures, though a
very fair imitation, are not done in so free
a hand as they appear on the genuine, nor
with ink quite as black. Both the notes
we saw were numbered very high, one of
them No. 43967, the other 48509. The
plate is about a quarter of an inch short
er than the bank's plate.
Natchez. The loss to this city, ef
fected by the late tornado is now estima
ted at over five millions of dollars. It is
supposed that upwards of three to five
hundred lives have been lost. Theatres,
churches, villas, and ordinary dwellings,
lie a shapeless mass ot ruius. Ine lorce
of the wind must have been incalculable.
Shot, from the stores in town were found
lodged in some hams on board of a steam
boat, and had its deck blown otf. Speak"-
ing of boats, out of seventy five to one
hundred flat boats lying at the landing,
not over fifteen or twenty were saved.
The papers there say that, such is their
situation, should a rain and wind come
upon them within a few days, every build
ing still standing will sink to the earth,
and all the city will be a heap of ruins.
lhere appears, however, to be a gen
eral turning out of the citizens of the ad
joining towns for the relief of the suffer
ers. Grand Gulf, Rodney and vicksburg
each came forward nobly to their relief
There are some Shylocks there too, for
we are told that even amid this scene of
desolation, some of the citizens of Natch
ez are buying up all the provisions, in or
der to advance the price upon the neces
sitous. Is there a place hot enoush for
the purification by ordeal of souls so
blackened with corruption.
A DOMESTIC TRAGfiDY.
We condense from the Baltimore Sun.
the following tale, exemnlifvin2 the evils
of speculation, with the tragic end of one
oi its ueiuded lollowers : A store keep
er in Belvidere, Warren county, N. J.
about 15 miles from Slroudsbure, named
James Quick, in company with his son,
had purchased for credit, months since,
immense quantities of grain, monopolizing
in his neighborhood the article. The
price of grain fell. When it came to mar-
Ket, a loss was experienced m its sale.
ine son, to evade the dilhcnlty of paying
their creditors, absconded, and the old
man disappeared at the same time. The
next morning the wife of the son found
the door of the room of her father-in-law
fastened : the door was forcibly entered.
and the horror stricken speculators saw
oeiore mem tnedishgured remains of their
relative and neighbor. He had made two
attempts with a razor, the first gashed his
cneeK aown wards, the second was effec
tual, his windnine beinsr entirely snvnrnd
The old man was between 60 and rn
years old, but the snirit of snrrnlnf inn
stimulated to madness by a pernicious
credit, severed his ho!d on life. Th"
amount of his indebtedness to thefarmr-s
in his neighborhood, is said to exceed a.c
hundred thousand dollars !
Mas. Chatman, alias Minn, ihn
who murdered her husband n fitv ... .
ago in Bucks county, and escaped punM-
mum, uieu recently at tuincy, Florida,
where she was travelliner with hr ni,;t.
ren as strolling players,
uvcr since her acquittal, the ban of
lieaven has been UDon hr. and ch kc
, . I " t CUV HHi-
wandered miserable nnri Hpstlinfn ffW lilt.
wards now of seven years. A lesson for
Flour $2 50 per barrel at Pittsburg.