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JEFFERS ONIAN REPUBLICAN.
JEFFERS ONIAN REPUBLICAN
Stroudsburg, Pa. Sept. 25, 1840.
Terms, $2,00 in advance ; $2,25, naif yearly ; and $2,50 if not
paiu iieiote me cna oi we ycm.
CAIVMDATES OF THE PEOPJLE.
POR PRESIDENT :
Gen. William Henry Harrison,
FOR VICE PRESIDENT :
John A. Skul'ze, of Lycoming,
Joseph Bitner, of Cumberland,
1 Levis Passmore, 12 John Dickson,
2 John P. Wethcrill, 13 John M'Keehan,
Thomas P. Cope, 14 John Reed,
3 Jona. Gillingham,
1 Amos Ellmaker, -A.
John K. Zeilin,
15 Ashbel B. Wilson,
16 Ner Middleswarth,
17 George Walker.
18 Bernard Connelly jr
5 Robert Stinson,
19 Joseph Markle,
6 William S. Hendrie 20 Justice G. Fordvce,
7 J. Jenkins Ross,
8 Peter Filbert,
9 William Adams,
10 John Harper,
11 Wm. M'lllwain,
21 T. M. T. M'Kennan,
22 Harmer Dennev,
23 Joseph Buffington,
24 Henry Black,
25 John Dick.
Col. Johnson said (in Congress)
"Who is General Harrison The son of one of
the signers of the Declaration of Indepencence;
avIio spent the greater part of his large fortune in
redeeming the pledge he then gave, ot his 'iortune,
life and sacred honor,' to secure the liberties ol his
country. Of the career of General Harrison 1
need not speak; the history of the West is his his
tory. For forty years he has been identified with
its interests, its pexils and its hopes. Universal
3v beloved in the walks of peace, and distinguish
ed by his ability in the councils of his country, he
has been yet more illustriously distinguished in
the held. During the late war, he was longer in
active service than any other general officer ; ho
was, perhaps, oftener in action than any one of
them, and never sustained a defeat.1
Democratic Whig domination.
Col. George Weber.
H. B. flillinaii,
epne S. Miller.
Franklin Starbird having declined the nomina
tion as candidate for the Legislature, Dpuo S
Miller, was nominated in his stead. From our
personal knowledge of the above named individu
als we have no hesitation in saying that a better
Ticket could not have been formed ; and we feel
confident that every friend of Reform, and oppo
nent of the present mal-administration will give
it his cordial support.
Who are the Abolitionists ?
.VI MIC JUtU wcuuiiy tiUlU 111 11113 uuiuull
during the last term of our court, those distin
guished democrats, Porter, Reeder and David D
Wagcnor, after iabonng hard to show that the pres
ent Whig party composed of such men as Tall
raadge, Rives, Major Eaton, &c, was the federal
party of '98, and that they and their party weie
the genuine A No. 1, democrats ; treated their au
dience to a long tirade of abuse against General
Harrison and his friends, calling them abolition
ista, &c. &c. While listening to these frothy de
clamations, it occurred to us that we had in our pos
session a certain Circular which might possibly
throw some light upon the previously entertained
.opinions of at least one of these worthies. Ac
cordingly when we returned home, we made search
for the circular and were so fortunate as to find it.
This circular signed by David D. Wagener and
others, and dated Easton, September 25th 1822,
warmly advocated the election of Samuel Sit
greaves, Esq. to Congress in opposition to Thomas
J. Rogers, and contained tho following among
other reasons for opposing him- " Thomas J. Ro
gers is the candidate that is set up in opposition
to him (Samuel Sitgreaves) you know that he
(Thomas J. Rogers) deserted the standard of free
dom on the Missouri Question, after making the
wannest protestations of firmness, and at length
iu opposition to the well ascertained wishes of the
people of Pennsylvania, acquiesced to admit her
as a state, without rcstriting her as respects slave
ry. If over there iva3 a question that tested the
j,qjubHcanisni of a public officer,, this was one, and
lite turning at the most impoitant crisis, cannot be !
justified. This vote alone, of itself, we say ought
io prevent his election." Democrats of Monroe
what think you of the hypocrisy -of such men!
When the Missouri Question was agitated inJon
ress General Harrison was a member of that
body and not only voted for but boldy advocated
the admission of Missouri without any restriction
as to slavery, and for so doing was defeated at tho
ousuing election.. Yet this modern democrat who
opposed' Thomas J. Rogers, because he voted to
admhfMissouw, has the effrontery to call General
Harrison an abolitionist. What af purcdemo'crat
irjdailtaiiVnfUsl'lie! Fauglii- s ':
Democratic Whig meeting;.
At a meeting called by the Central Commit
tee held on Friday evening, Sept. 18th 1840,
at the house of Samuel Dimmick, in Milford,
Pike county, CORNELIUS ANGLE, Chair
man, and Doc. A. A. Lines, Secretary. The
object oF the meeting was then stated by Moses
Kellum, Esq. of Palmyra, to be the appointment
of Delegates from the different townships of this
County, to meet the Delegates of Wayne at
Honesdale, on the 28th inst. to put in nomina
tion a suitable person to represent the Counties
of Pike and Wayne, in the House of Represen
tatives of this Commonwealth, it was unani
mously Resolved, That the following persons
be the Delegates.
Robert Bortree, Jr. Esq. of Green; Moses
Kellum. Esq. of Palmyra; D. C.King, of Lack
awaxen; Henry Barns, of Milfoul; B. A. Biddis
of Dingman; David Sayre, of Delaware; Dr. J
J. Lmderman, of Lehman; lion. Wm. Brodhearl
Resolved, That if any of these delegates are
unavoidably prevented from attending the pro
posed meeting, that they have power to substi
tute a person m their place.
The following Preamble and Resolution of
fered by Moses JveHum, Esq, was then unani
Whereas we know of no candidates before
the peopleof Pike county, for the offices of Com
missioner, Auditors and Irustees of the Mil-
ford Academy, and believing that County offi
cers ought to be selected without regard to par
ty politics, but for their ability and integrity.
Therefore Resolved, That we will support for
those offices, the following persons.
JACOB WESTBROOK, Esq.
, Of Delaware, for three years.
HENRFC. MLDDAUGH, Esq.
Of Westfall, for two years.
CHARLES B. RIDGWAY, Esq.
Of Lackatcaxen, for one year.
Trtjrtees of Milford Academy.
On motion of Samuel Dimmick,
Resolved, That B. A. Biddis, Cornelius W.
De "Witt and Ira B.Newman, be a committee to
address a letter to P. G. Goodrich, Congression
al Conferee of Pike and Wayne, and that they
recommend to him Moses Kellum, Esq. as a
suitable person to be put in nomination for mem
ber of Congress from this Congressional Dis
Resolved, That we will support Wm. Henry
Harrison for President and John Tyler for Vice
President of the United States.
Resolved, That the proceedings of this meet
ing be signed by the Chairman and Secretary,
and published in the JefTersonian Republican.
CORNELIUS ANGLE, Chairman.
Doc. A. A. Lines, Sec.
The Greatest Convention Yet.
ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND FREEMEN IN COUNCIL.
The Cincinnati Gazette of Saturday last con
tains an animated account of the greatest popu-
ar Convention ever held m the. Western coun
try, it look place m tne Miami Y alley, on tne
1 6th inst and it is stated that 100,000 freemen
were in attendance. The Gazette says:
"It were useless to attempt any thing like a
detailed description of this Grand Gathering of
the People. Ve saw it all felt it all and
shall bear to our graves, live we yet half a cen
tury, the impression it made upon our hearts.
But we cannot describe ltfrJo eye that wit
nessed it can convey to the mind of arffthe'r,
even a faint semblance of the things it therSfSel
held. The bright and glorious day ttieaiir
tiful and hospitable city the green-clad and
heaven-blessed valley the thousand flags flut
tering in every breeze, and waving from every
window the ten thousand badges and banners,
with their appropriate devices and patriotic in
scriptions -and, more than all, the hundred
thousand human hearts, beating in that dense and
seething mass of people are things which those
alone can properly feel and appreciate who be
held this grandest spectacle of Time."
General Harrison was present, and delivered
an address, which was responded to with the
At a meeting of the Loco Focos
assembled at Reading on the 5th in
stant to nominate candidates for the
ensuing election. The meeting is
described to have been most disor
derly, turbulent and disgraceful. The
Muhlenberg men were floored the
radicals and barn-burners carrying
all beiore them. Crimination and re
crimination was the order of day, and
tne parties werenear coming to blows
Geo. M. Keim was final ly re-non ma
ted for Congress, notwithstanding the
opposition of the Muhlenbergers. Af
ter the Convention adjourned, about
70 individuals formerly supporters of
Martin Van Buren, and many of
tnem irierias or uov. rorter, marched
to a Whig Hotel to the tune of " Old
1 wpecanoe, and put their names to
an address "from the seceders, to the
Vcitizens of Berks Conuty." So far so
jigooq. wayixe icl l'eg rrcjs.
WHIG- TRIUMPH COMPLETE.
Kent Elected Government!
From the Pennsylvania Inquirer
"How are the.mighty fallen?
And by the PEOPLE'S HAND! Low lie the
And smitten by the weapons of tho POOR!
The blacksmith's hammer and the woodman's axe;
Their Tale is told! and for that they were rich,
And robb'd the poor, and for that they were strong,
And scourged the weak, and for that they made
That turned the sweat of LABOUR'S brow to
FOR THESE THEIR SINS THE NATION
CASTS THEM OUT.
The gratifying intelligence of Saturday is ful
ly confirmed. The Whigs have achieved a glo
rious victory in Maine. Hardly a doubt can be
entertained even with regard to the success of
the Whig candidate for Governor. We have
A Whig Majority in the Senate.
A Whig Majority in the Ho use of
Five Whigs elected to Congress be
ing a gain of Three members.
It is indeed glorious- The glad tidings will
pass like light throughout the Union, and ren
der still more certain the triumphant election of
the HERO OF TIPPECANOE.
MAINE ELECTS THIS YEAR
EIGHT members of Congress. TWENTY-
FIVE Senators, and ONE HUNDRED AND
EIGHTY-SIX Representatives to the Legis
lature. The Legislature of 1841, the members of
which have just been chosen, will elect a U
nited States Senator.
The Portland Advertiser says:
in 1840, Maine had but two Whig members
of Congress to six loco focos. A loco foco
Governor was chosen by a majority of G497!
A state Senate having 17 loco focos to 8 whigs,
and a house of representatives of 63 whigs to 123
Such we were, but oh how changed! We
have redeemed Maine. We have promised
nothing, and we have gained EVERY THING.
We had hoped for much, but we did not, when
tho last summons went forth to the people of
Maine to maintain their rights, dream of so bright
aliereafter. We have, therefore, in the great
result, gone beyond our warmest expectations,
and obtained a triumph which, in honesty wo
believe is the' greatest political victory ever an
nounced in any of the states of the Union.
An Amusing Incident.
ANOTHER OF GEN. HARRISONS SLAN
DERERS PUT TO SHAME!
A gentleman of this borough has
politely handed us a letter from which
we take the following amusing inci
dent. Not many weeks since a gentle
man fromHarrisburgby the name of
Henry Petriken, Deputy Secretary of
the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,
was on a visit to Bellefonte, Centre
countv. WMljprlere he was request
ed to make a spe'eh to the faithful,
or did it without beingequested at
any rate the speech was- made. In
the course of it, as is customary with
these small loco foco lights when
they are wherje they suppose there is
no one to contradict them, he declared
Gen. Harrisqrp! be vgoivard. 'Do
you say Gen. Harrison 'is a coward'
demanded an old man in the crowd?
"I do" was the reply of Mr. Henry
Petriken. "How do you know it?"
demanded the same old man. Here
Mr. Henry Petriken was brought to a
dead stand. "He had not the docu
ments" to prove it the Extra Globe
had been left at home. "Do you re
member the man to whom you paid
$90 to join the army under Gen. Har
rison in the last war as a substitute'?
"If you don't, I do," Gentlemen,"
continued the incorrigible old man,
putting his hand in his pocket and pul
ling out an honorable discharge, from
Gen. Harrison, "Mr. Petriken gave
me $90 to take his place in the army,
and I hold in my hand my clearance
from Gen. Harrison." Mr. Petriken
was confounded, so he opened not his
month. "We trust this will be taken as
a warning to all of Gen. Harrison's
slanderers, at least to be extremely
cautious, that there are none of Gen.
Harrison's old soldiers about, before
5they begin to retail their- stale false
From the Madisonian.
Party movements in Pennsylvania.
BOUGHT UP, SIR ! DOUOHT UP !"
The following letter from a gentleman of
great worth and intelligence, makes some dis
closures concerning the movements of the man
agers of the party in Pennsylvania, which will
be interesting to our readers. The Austrian
Mission is again lo be made the reward of par
tizan services in a certain contingency, it seems.
But if Mr. Porter's appointment is to depend
on his success in gaining the vote of Pennsyl
vania for Mr. Van Buren, wo believe he stands
very little chance of obtaining it. He is far
more likely to receive the frowns of an indig
nant people, than any encouraging smile of roy
al favor. But what an illustration havo we
arrain of the Executive's unceasing in'.erferencc
with the freedom of elections ! The Chief
Magistrate of the Nation bargaining with the
Governor of a Stale for the votes of his fol
lowers, and promising a high dignity abroad, as
the price of his zeal and devotion !
IIuntixgdox, Pa. Sept. 10, 1940.
I have just returned home, and can assure
you that in every section of this part of the
State, we are growing stronger and stronger.
Harrison will carry the State of Pennsylvania
by twenty thousand.
We have some queer things here, and we
now see plainly the reason of Porter, the pres
ent Governor, having nnde his peace with Van
Buren. It seems by many recent develop
ments, only brought to light by Gen.. McCul
lough, the present member of Congress who,
in disappointment, speaks pretty plainly; he
was anxious to be nominated, but in this he
has been defeated by the influence of Gov. Por
ter, and the train bands have nominated Mr.
Wilson, a relative of Gov. Porter, for Congress.
Mr. McCullough says that last session he re
ceived a letter from Henry Petriken, tho Depu
ty Secretary of State, urging upon him the ne
cessity of using his influence to procure the
appointment of James M. Porter, (the Govern
ors brother,) as Attorney Oreneral of the United
States; that he then answered, thoy were mis
taken in their man that he did not believe in
. AT. Porter's democracy. He then was told,
unless he went for the interest of the powers
that be, at Harrisburg, he could not be nomina
ted. He also states that Van Buren and Por
ter have this agreement, that if the modest D.
R. Porter can secure a majority from this State,
favorable to the Administration, that in such
event, he, Martin of Kinderhook, by these
presents, is to appoint the said David R. Por
ter, formerly of our good town of Huntingdon,
Minister Plenipotentiary, Ambassador, &c. to
the Court of Austria, in the room of the Rev.
Pastor, Henry A. Muhlenburg, who is imme
diately to return home. This accounts for the
spliting up in Berks Porter cannot be nomin
ated, and if he can, cannot be elected, and thus
he is to be provided for; and is now interfer
ing with all the nominations in the State, to
have his particular friends brought forward.
And Muhlenburgh is to be the candidate for
Governor. These things are susceptible of
clear proof. We, in this district, I think, be
yond doubt, can elect our candidate to Congress.
Mr. Porter's nominee will be boatcn.
From the Pennsylvania Inquirer.
A Valuable Convert.
We alluded yesteulny to an address matle
by Major Eaton, at Uniontown, Pa. The Ma
jor, it is well known, is the biographer of Gen.
Jackson, by whom he was appointed Secretary
of War in 1329, and Minister to Spain in 1836.
He was, while a member of the cabinet, the
bosom and confidential friend of the late presi
dent ; and it was because of an effort of Mr.
Calhoun lo injure the character of Maj. Eaton
and his wife that the quarrel arose between
General Jackson and tho then Vice President,
which led lo such bitterness. Mr. Van Buren,
however, appears to be utterly regardless of the
old ties and old friends of General Jackson,
and we have heard it broadly stated that one of
the conditions of the new union between the
nullifiers and the Sub-Treasury Administration,
was that Major Eaton should bo re-called. If
this be correct, we eannot wonder at his oppo
sition to Mr. Van Buren. The Uniontort
At a meeting in. this place, the Major frank
ly stated why he opposed Van Buren and sup
ported General Harrison. He had served his
country for years in the Senate of the United
Slates, with Harrison, and in General Jackson's
cabinet with Van Buren. He knew them both,
lie knew Gen. Harrison lo be a sound, wise,
intelligent, patriotic statesman, and a democratic
republican of the safest and best kind, not merely
such by profession, but also by practice bv
education, by habit, by principle. He spoke of
Mr. van Uurcn with great propriety, saying
little of the man, but decidedly condemning his
policy and measures, both those adopted and
those proposed, especially the sub-treasury
and standing army, and his alliance with Cal
houn for the purpose of sacrificing the agricul
ture, commerce and manufactures of nearly tho
entire Union, to gratify the nullifiers of Hie
South to buy up to his support his laic most
bitter and unyielding enemy.
The Major was eloquent and unqualified in
his testimony to the abilities and sound repub-
uuan quaiiiicauons ot uen. Harrison for the
highest oflice in tho world which ho declared
that of the President of the United States to
be; and expressed his decided bcljof jn his tri
umphal election, by the suffrages and acclama
tions of a free and intcjligont, but much injmred
He knows Gon, Harrison, and is therefore.
for him he knows Van Buren., and is there
fore' against him. 1 . ' :
Flour at CincinnatUntlnlth 43 70'a S3
75. Whiskey 19c ':
A Migllty Movement of the People ci
THE CONVENTION AT LANCASTER.
Acres and Miles of Harrison Boys!
JJjOne of the largest meetings ever held in
this part of the Union, was held in this city yes
terday. The Counties of Adams, Berks., Ches
ter, Cumberland, Dauphin, York, Lebanon, Le
high Delaware, PhiladiphiaCjty atuL. Coun
ty, together with several other Cw'tTtffes.," were
well and ably represented. There were also a
fow delegates from Maryland, Mississippi, Ken
tucky and Ohio. The town could scarcely ho! 1
them all. The procession was upwards thrvir
miles in length, eight abreast, and took ner
two hours to pass a given point! The number
in the procession ha.'; been variously estimated
at from 25,000 to 50,000! Nearly as many more
were on the pavements in the hotels, market
square, and other places.
We have no time to-day to say any moro
than thatnotwithstanding the unfavorable day,
there was no disappointment our hopes were
more than'realized. The greatest enthusiasn
prevailed, and many able and eloquent speech
es were made by Messrs. Morris, Call, Naylor,
Stevens, Montgomery, Smith, Sergeant, John
son, Grund, and last, but not least, the celebra
ted Buckeye Blacksmith of Ohio, Mr. Baer.
From the Pennsylvania Inquirer.
The Florida Troubles.
extract of a letter dated
Baltimore, Sept. 9, 18-19.
Do the men of the Government intend to
stain every blade of grass, in Florida, with the
blood of our citizens? Are we to hear nothing
but the cries of helpless children and wailing
mothers reaching our ears, daily from this mod
ern Golgotha? Why, as I live, Icannot con
ceive how they sleep at Washington, on their
beds, quietly of nights, with this bloody war unextinguished-
Had I tho means of the Govern
ment at my control, I would end the war or per
ish in the attempt. Surely Mr. Poinsett must
long ere this have been convinced in his own
conscience that he is wholly incompetent to the
task. The history of the present administration
has been written in blood all over Florida its
mismanagement can be tracked everywhere.
Even now, after such an immense expenditure
of money and waste of life, the contest in Flor
ida, is more actively carried on by the murder
ous Indian savage, than at its first outbreak.
Have the Indians only gained experience by
the fight, and our Government, with its ample
means, been retrograding? My heart weeps for
the living within the prowling range of these
night wolves of fire and havoc! The murder of
Mrs. Howell, in a state of pregnancy, by thea
Indians, is one that reaches into the very heart's
core of our sympathies. You will excuse tho
tear that has nearly blotted a word from one of
these lines. May Heaven, in its mercy, stay
the march of these shameless murderers of sleep
ing babes and weeping mothers!
"Oh! how the heart sickens at tlie sad tale of wo,
That floats from the South on every breeze."
This worthy appears to be "catchiug it" from
all sides. The following is a letter addressed
to him by the independent Post Master at Lynu
ville, Giles county, Tennessee. 4
Ly.vxville, (Ten.) Aug, 3, 1840.
Mr. Amos Ken'dall:
Sir A few days since I received a bundlo
of Extra Globes, five in number, for which I
feel under all the obligations that man slmuld
feel for receiving that which he dos not want,
and which he did not nor could untfer any cir
cumstances be desirous of receiving. I have
long known the character of the Globe under
the direction of F. P. Blair, and knowing that
it was a paper filled with the most false and
exaggerated statements in relation to the poli
tics of the country, I did not believe it could
improve much under your charge, in the Extra.
I have, therefore, taken the liberty of Tettirning
them to you unread by me. What time 1 havo
to devote to reading, I am desirous of giving
to such papers as I know tell the truth ; and L
should consider time bestowed on the perusal
of your Extra as worse than idly spent. I re
gret very much that your descent from the high
station of Post Master General to the Editor
ship of a false and slanderous newspaper, had
not been delayed a little longer, as in that event
I should not havo been under the necessity of
paying postage for your low slang and abuse,
and that, too in specie, which I shall surely
need to meet the unavoidable requisition of Mr.
Van Buren' Sub-Treasury scheme.
When you send your Extra Globe again I
would advise you to know whether the person
to whom you send it is a subscriber, or desires
to receive it.
I see you boast in front of one of the num
bers (tho only article I road) that you have now
forty thousand subscribers, and that you will
shortly have fifty thousand, as you have an in
crease of six hundred every day. If many u
them are such subscribers as I am, J fear voui
money-making project in resigning llie
of Post Master General to become tho u.lro
of a filthy newspaper, will provo a sploii tj fr
ure, unless you should receive rp;i 'm
from Uncle Sam's Treasury, far ycir U;,. , . v
the cause of tho honored jtsvus;.
With sincere ragrot thaj-a man vvi ;t.s
money so badlycannot re.cci.vi this re.iii.n. p
el freo of postage. ' ' "
1 remain, yours, &t
ROBERT M. B.U G.G,
THE GOOD HOUSEWIFE,
Whore will the creative genius of-mnn sto;
At Uiorjay a mechanic hasinvontd amachi. .
to thrash, winnow and grind; it will also chu.
and.scrapo potatoes, rock thb child and d.- .
stockings? He calls it the ood hoiistwife, '