Jeffersonian Republican. (Stroudsburg, Pa.) 1840-1853, October 09, 1840, Image 3

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JEJblElisoMA2s liKPuBlAUAN,
Mr. Caldwell to Mr. Cusliin.
Ispwicu, August 4, 1840.
Hon. G. Cushing, M. C. Newburyport:
Sm When I had the honor of an interview
with you the other day, at East Boston, on the
measures of the present Administration, you
promised to send me several Congressional
documents. Will you not forward me some
T think tlmi T intimated to you, on that occa
sion, that my only regret at leaving the ranks of
the Administration party was the necessity of
leaving behind me many honest and worthy
men, who have not as yet publicly withdrawn
their support from Mr. Van Buren. But my
hope is, that in due time we shall nevertheless
Trmml as heretofore, exerting our common
energies in the same direction, for the good of
our suffering country. I wish in all kindness
10 cherish great respect for them; but I should
he false to every honorable sentiment, to remain
in a position where I could not render an hon
est and cheerful support to the prominent meas
ures of the dominant party.
After much reading and reflection, I am fully
convinced that the operation of the law to reg
ulate the safe-keeping, transferanddisburiement
of the public moneys, will be ruinous to the
great interests of our common country. Every
preceding administration has practically recog
nized the obligation of the government, to fur
nish and maintain a sound and uniform curren
cy, in accordance with the provisions of the
constitution. The present one repudiates it.
The independent treasury law, and its kindred
measures must, in my opinion, prove subversive
of the ascendency of the genuine principles of
democracy. Their legitimate influence will
strongly tend 'to benefit the few at the expense
of the many." This administration has avowed
ihe doctrine, that the . government must take
t are of itself and the people must take of them
selves; that the government can do nothing for
ihe people for whose benefit it was instituted.
vVhen 1 see a government pursuing a disastrous
policy so long, regardless of its effects upon the
country, when honest men of both parties are
convinced of its injurious tendencies, when such
is the case, my opinion is that all true democrats
should unite to change a government that will
not change its policj7.
During the whole of General Jackson's ad
ministration, he had my hearty and conscien
tious support, for 1 regarded him as a capable,
efficient and honest patriot. I voted for his suc
cessor; but he has not in my opinion 'followed
in the footsteps of his illustrious predecessor.'
He has exhibited more regard for his party than
for his country. General Harrison is not in all
respects a perfectly satisfactory candidate for
me, but, confiding in the numerous testimonials
in his favour by men of the first character for
intellligence, veracity and patriotism, I shall
give him my support.
For some time, past, being conscious of no
change of principles as a democrat, and being,
on account of particular circumstances, under
obligations of peculiar gratitude to my demo
cratic friends. I have tried to assume a sort
of neutral or independent character. This po
sition I am constrained to abandon, as being in
consistent with the duty every citizen owes his
country in a crisis like the present.
Have the goodness to send me the documents,
that I may circulate them among my political
friends. Some there are in this place, who
have supported the past and present adminis
tration, that now favor the election of Harrison.
I have greatly exceeded what I intended,
when 1 sat down to write to you for the speech
es; which I trust you will excuse, and believe
me to be, with great respect and regard,
Your ob't servant.
Newburyport, Aug. 5, 1840.
What other ulterior objects this measure may
be intended to promote, we can but infer from
the nature of what we already know, and from
the hints and intimations which occasionally ap
pear. Certain it is, that the restrictions of the
currency to specie alone, the reduction of the
cost of production and the wages of labor to
the hard money standard of the poverty strick
en people of Europe, and the substitution of di
rect taxes by the United States for duties on im
ports are schemes so rash, so wild, so vision
ary, so disorganizing, so ruinous, that we have
no reason to be startled at any other political
extravagance in the same quarter. Otherwise,
the ideas put fortli recently, by one of the most
leading and prominent f supporters of Mr. Van
Buren's policy, in our own State of Massachu
setts, denouncing the middle classes in the com
munity preferring the slave system to that of
the employment on a free contract for wages
proscribing schoolmasters, ministers of religion,
and churches proposing to do away with, not
banks only, but heirship of property also and
looking to a bloody civil war as the means of
accomplishing these improvements m our con
dition and institutions but for other extrava
gances of ihe Sub-Treasury School, we might,
I say, be confounded at these among their avow
ed ulterior objects.
But a redeeming spirit is abroad among the
people. They are grown weary of an admin
r'ration, which in the eclflslL-pursuil of power
ooks to" its own interest only, and disregards
theirs. They have suffered enough already
fromiiis misrule, the effects of which they feel
n the prostration of industry and enterprise.
Thoy gee too much cause to apprehend the
burst consequences to the country, from the
re-olcction of ftfr. Van .Buren to the Presiden
cy. They have turned their towards anoth
er man, to be raised to that statipn i trained
ivil service of his country, and of hieh civil in ulp
experie.npo and capacity, yet pre-eminent also
t.l the field a$ the leader of his countrymen in
nnpud conflict will hostile hosts; and jdiey look
for the restoration of prosperity, and the reform
of public abuses, by transferring the reins of
power to the patriotic hands of the Farmer He
ro of North Bend.
I rejoice that you, Sir, having deliberately
reflected on those things, have arrived at just
conclusions on the subject, and possess the can
dor and spirit to avow them, as so many others
of the supporters of Gen. Jackson, in all parts
of the country, have done and are daily contin
uing to do.
And I feel confident that the more you study
the life, opinions, and character of General Har
rison, the more cause will you see to yield him
a cordial support.
If elected, he will administer the Government on
truly republican principles, and with a single eye
to the good of the country, instead of being under
the temptation, as Mr. Van Buren is, to sacrifice
the public interests to the object of securing his
own re-election; Gen. Harrison will enter on the
Presidency under pledge to serve but one term.
His claims to the confidence of the people of the
United States do not stand upon old names, old pre
judices, or old parties. He is the People's candi
date, recommended to us, noi by partisanship to
this or that party, but by a long career of patriotic
services in peace and war. All who love their
country and desire its welfare whether.Federal
ists or Democrats of the former times, or Republi
cans of a youuger generation, to whom the contro
versies of forty years ago are of no concern but as
matters of history all can alike bestow conscien
tiously their suffrages on him.
I know that attempts have been made to claim
for Mr. Yan Buren the peculiar confidence of the
democracy of the days of Jefferson and Madison.
But these attempts, every body knows, are nothing
but the trickery of party, which ought not to deceive
any thinking man for a moment. If the friends of
Jefferson and Madison are to be appealed to, will
they choose Martin Tan Buren who opposed the
re-election of Mr. Madisonf Or will they not ra
ther choose Gen. Harrison, who, placed in those
days at the head of the armies of the West, by Mr.
Madison himself, was gallantly leading them on to
victory and triumph, over Proctor and Tecumseh,
and gaining imperishable laurels for his country,
and for the administration under which he served!
Many additional topics which your communica
tion suggests, might be very fitly remarked upon by
me here; but this has already reached a length
which admonishes me to close it. I have only to
add, therefore, that it will give me great pleasure
to supply you with all such documents, illustrative
of the political questions of the day, as are in my
possession, and every other way in my power to aid
the inquiries you may desire to make.
And I remain, very faithfully and
Respectfully yours,
Josiaii Caldwell, Esq. Tpswich.
Another Valuable Convert. The St. Louis
Bulletin announces that William B. Lewis, for
merly Third Auditor of the Treasury, has re
nounced Van Burenism, and is out in favor of
"old Tippecanoe.' Mr. Lewis was one of the
earliest, warmest and most efficient friends of
General Jackson. At one time, indeed, he was
the special and favorite confident of old Hicko
ry. He was a sincere friend, and adhered to
him to the last, but he is an honest man, and
could not swallow Van Burenism.
General Prosperity. The Newport Herald
relates the following conversation between a
whig and a Iocofoco:'
" What General will the Whigs have next,"
(inquired a Iocofoco the other day,) "after they
elect General Harrison?" "General Prosperi
ty," promptly replied a facetious whig, of whom
the question was asked. The Iocofoco seemed
much pleased with the answer, and thought he
could be in favor of such a General without com
promising his principles.
At Nazareth, Penn. on the 27th Sept. Mr.
John Beitel, Sen. at the advanced age of 99
years, 9 months and 7 days.
The subscriber respectfully informs the citizens
of Stroudsburg and its vicinity, that he intends
opening a stall in Elizabeth street, opposite Mra.
Eagles' tavern; where he will be at all times pre
pared to supply those who may favor him with a
call, with meat of tho best quality, and on the most
reasonable terms.
Stroudsburg, Oct. 9, 1840.
Respectfully announces to the citizens ot
Stroudsburg and surrounding neighborhood, that
he will remain a short time in this place, at the
public house of Stroud J. Hollinshead, where
he will be happy to render his professional ser
vices to those who need and value Dental oper
ations; persons waited upon at their dwellings
if requested. He respectfully solicits that ear
ly application be made as he intends to visit
Mil ford in Pike county.
Stroudsburg, Oct. 2, 1840
Stoves for sale by
Stroudsburg, Oct. 2, 1840.
rS'lIIJG .Subscriber respectfully informs the puh
JL lie, that he is prepared to execute all kinds ot
Plain & Ofi'Biamcntal Painting,
Glazing, &c.
at his shop nearly opposito the store of William
Bastburnj where all orders in his line will be thank
fully received and punctually attended to.
Stroudsburg, Jan. 15, 1839.
Paper Hanging',
In all its various branches will be punctually
attended to.
J. P.
for ale at this office.
General Election.
WHEREAS, by an act of the General As
sembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,
entitled, " an act regulating the General Elec
tions within the said Commonwealth," passed
on the 2d day of July, 1839, it is made the du
ty of the High Sheriff of every county, to give
public notice of such elections to be holden,
and to make known in such notice what offi
cers are to be elected. Therefore! I, Samuel
Gunsaules, high sheriff of the county Monroe,
do make known by this Proclamation, to the
Electors of the county of Monroe, that a Gen
eral Election will be held iii the said county on
Tuesday, the 13th day of October next, at the
several election districts below enumerated, at
which time and places are to be elected by the
freemen of the county of Monroe,
To represent the counties of Monroe, North
ampton, Wayne and Pike, in the Congress of
the United States.
To represent the counties of Monroe and
Northampton, in the House of Representatives
of Pennsylvania.
For Commissioner of 'the county of Monroe.
For Auditor of the public accounts of said
The freemen of the township of Chesnuthill
are to hold their election at ihe house of George
Hood, in said township.
Coolbaugh At the house of John Johnso'ri,
in said township
Hamilton At the house of Joseph Keller,
in said township.
Middle Smithfield At the house of Wm.
Overfield, in said township.
Pocono At the house of John Shively, in
said township
Price At the Central School House, in said
Ross At the'house of Charles Strouss, in
said township.
Smithfield At the house William Eylenber
ger, in said' township.
Stroud At the house of Edward Postens,
in said township.
Tobyhanna At the house of Andrew Bus
kirk, in said township.
In pursuance of an act of the General As
sembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,
entitled " an Act relating to tho Elections of
this Commonwealth, passed the 2d day of
July, A. D. 1839.
Notice is hereby Given,
jThat the general election and election for
inspectors and judges are to be opened between
the hours of 8 and 10 o'clock in the forenoon,
and shall continue without interruption or ad
journment until 7 o'clock in the evening, when
the polls shall be closed.
"That every person, excepting justices of
the peace who shall hold any office or appoint
ment of profit or trust, under the government
of the United States, or of this State, or of any
city or incorporated district, whether a com
missioned officer or otherwise, a subordinate
officer or agent, who is or shall be employed
under the legislative, executive or judiciary de
partment of this State, or of the United Slates,
or of any city or incorporated district, and also
that every member of congress, and of the se
lect and-common council of any gity, or com
missioners of any incorporated district, is by
law incapable of holding or exercising at the
same time the office or appointment of Judge,
Inspector or clerk of any election of this com
monwealth, and that no Instector, Judge or
other officer of any such election shall bo eli
gible to any office to be then voted for."
And the said act of Assembly further pro
vides as follows :
" That the Inspectors and Judges as afore
said, shall meet at the respective places ap
pointed for holding the election in the district
to which they respectively belong, before nine
o'clock in the morning of the Second Tuesday
of October in each and every year, and each of
said Inspectors shall appoint one clerk, who
shall be a qualified voter of said district.
In case the person who shall have received
the second highest number of votes for Inspec
tor shall not attend on tho day of any election,
then the person who shall have received the
second highest number of votes, for Jude at the
next preceding election, shall act as inspector
in his place; and in case the person who shall
have received the highest number of votes for
inspector shall not attend, the person elected
Judge shall appoint an Inspector in his place ;
and in case the person elected a judge shall
not attend, then the inspector who received the
highest number of votes shall appoint a judge
in this place; and if any vacancy continue in
the hoard for the space of one hour after the
time fixed by law for the opening of the elec
tion, the qualified voters of the township, ward
or district for which such officer shall havo
been elected, present at the place of election,
shall elect one of their number to fill such va
cancy. It shall ho the duty of said Assessors, re
spectively, to attend at the place of homing
every general, special or township election,
during tho whole time said election is kept
open, for the purpose of giving information to
the inspectors and judge when called on in re
lation to the right of any person assessed by
them to vote at such election, or other matters
in relation to tho assessment or voters as tho
said inspectors or judge, or either of them shall
from time to time require
No person shall be permitted to vote at any
election, as aforesaid, other than a white free
man of the age of twenty one years 6? more,
who shall have resided in this state at least ono
year and in the election district where he of
fers to vote, at least ten days immediately pre
ceding such election, and within two years paid
a state or county tax which shall have been as
sessed at least ten days before the election.
But a citizen of the United States, who had
previously been a qualified voter of this State
and removed therefrom and returned, and who
shall have resided in the election district & paid
taxes as aforesaid shall be entitled to vote alter
residing in this State six months f Provided,
that the white freemen, citizens of the United
States, between the ages of twenty one and
twenty two years, and having resided in this
State one year, and in the election district ten
days as aforesaid shall be entitled to vote, al
though they shall not have paid taxes.
No person shall be admitted to vote whose
name is not contained in the list of taxable in
habitants furnished by the commissioners un
less, Fir6t : he produces a receipt for the pay
ment within two years, of a State or county
tax assessed agreeably to the constitution, and
give satisfactory evidence either on his own
oath or affirmation, or the oath or affirmation of
another, that he has paid such a tax, or on fail
ure to produce a receipt, Bhall make oath to the
payment thereof, or Second : if he claim
right to vote by being an elector between the,
ages of twenty one and twenty two years, ho
shall depose on oath or affirmation that he has
resided in the state at least one year next be
fore his application, and make such proof of
residence in the district as is required by this
act that he does verily believe from the accounts
given him that he is of the age aforesaid, and
give such other evidenee' as is required by this
act, whereupon the name of the person so ad
milted to vote shall be inserted in the alphabet
ical list by the inspectors, and a note made op
posite thereto by writing the word "tax" if he
shall be admitted to vo.te by reason of having
naid a tax, or the word "aee" if he shall be ad-
mined to
vote on
account ot his aee, and in
case the reason
of suoh vote shall b
called out to the clerks, who shall make the
like notes in the list of voters kept by them.
In all cases where the name ot the person
claiming to vote is not to be found on the list
as furnished by the Commissioners and Asses
sor, or his right to vote whether found thereon
or is not objected to by any qualified citizen-, it
snail be the duty of the inspectors to examine
such person on oath as to his qualifications, and
it he claims to have resided within the state
for one year or more his oath shall be sufficien
proof thereof; but he shall make proof by at
east one competent witnessj who shall be
qualified elector, that he has resided within the
district for more than ten days next immediate
ly preceding said election, and shall also him
self swear that his bona fido residence, in pur
suance of his lawful calhnef is within the dis
trict, and that he did not remove into said dis
trict for the purpose of voting therein.
Every person qualified as aforesaid, and who
shall make due proof, if required, of his resi
dence and payment of taxes as aforesaid, shall
be admttted to vote in the township, ward or
district in which he shall reside.
If any person shall prevent, or aitempt to
prevent any officers of an election under this
act, from holding such election, or use or threat
en any violence to any such officer, or shall
interrupt or improperly interfere or attempt to
block up the window or avenue to any window
where the same may be holden, or shall riot
ously disturb the peaec at any such election,
or shall useor practice any intimidation, threats,
force or violence with design to influence
unduly, or overawe any elector, or to prevent
him from voting, or jto restrain the frredom of
choice, such person on conviction shall be
fined in any sum not exceeding five hundred
dollars, and be imprisoned for any time not less
than one nor more than twelve months ; and if
it shall be shown to the court where the trial
of such offence shall be had that the person so
offending was not a resident of the city, wardj
district or township where the said offence was
committed, and not entitled to vote therein, then
on conviction he shall bo sentenced to pay a
fine of not less than one hundred nor more than
one thousand dollars, and bo imprisoned not
less than six months nor more than two years.
If any person or persons shall make any bet
or wager upon the result of any election m this
commonwealth, or shall offer to make any bet
or wager either by verbal proclamation thereof,
or by any written or printed advertisement,
challenge or invite any persdh or 7)ersons to
make such bet or wager, upon conviction there
of, ho or they shall forfeit and pay three times
the amount ao bet or offered to be bet.
If any person, not by law qualified, shall
fraudulently vote at any election within this
commonwealth, or being otherwise qualified
shall vote out of his proper district, or if any
person knowing tho want of such qualification,
shall aid or procure such person to voto, the
person or persons so offending shall on convic
tion bo fined in any sum not exceeding two hun
dred dollars and bo imprisoned for any term
not exceeding three months.
If any person shall vote at more than one e
lection district, or otherwise fraudulently voto
more than once on tho same day; or shall fraud
ulently fold and deliver to the inspector two
tickets together with the intent to illegally vctcj
or shall vote the same; or if any person shall ad.
vise or procure another so to do he or they so
offending shall on conviction .be fined in any
sum not less than fifty nor more than five hun
dred dollars; and be imprisoned for any term
not less than three nor more than twelve months.
If any person not qualified to vote in this
commonwealth, agreeably to law (except the
sons of qualified citizens) shall appear at any
place of election for the purpose of issuing
tickets oi influencing citizens qualified to vote,
he shall on conviction forfeit and pay any sum
not exceeding one hundred dollars for every
such offence, andTbe imprisoned for any term
not exceeding three months."
Extrait from the Constitution of Pennsylvania
as amenucu uy mc convention oj 183738.
The 3d article provides that " In elections
by the citizens, every white free"ttian of the ue
of twenty ono years, having resided in this
State one year and m the election district where
he offers his vote, ten days immediately prece
ding such election and within two years paid a
state or county tax which shall have been as
sessed at least ten days before the election shall
enjoy the rights of an elector. But a citizen
of the United States who had previously been
l qualified voter of this Slate and removed uiere
rom and returned, and who shall have resided
in ttie district and naid taxes as aforesaid shrill
be entitled to vote after residing in the stntn iv
months. Provided that white Freemen, citizens
of the United States between the ages of 21
and 22 years, and having resided in th star,
one year and in the election district-len days
as aforesaid shall be entitled to vote ahhnuoh
they shall not have paid taxes."
1 he Return Judges of the several election
districts of the county of Monroe will meet at
the Court House in the borough of Stroudsburg,
in said county On Friday ihe lGth of October
God save the Commontcetdth.
S: GUNSAULES, Sheriff.
Sheriff's Officej Stroudsburg, )
September 18, 1840. J
barrels of No. 3, Mackerel, just received
and for sale, by
Stroudsburg, Aug. M, 1S40.
boxes Box Raisins, just received and for sale
Stroudsburg, Aug. 14, 1840.
THE Subscriber not willing to be behind the
times, has just reeeived at his Store in the
Borough of Stroudsburg, a large and very superior
assortment of
Fresh Spring and Summer Goods,
consisting among other things of Chnlly, Mouslin
d' Lains of varibus patterns, some of which are as
low as 30 cts. per yard. A very elegant assort
ment of Chintzes, Lawns, Dress Handkerchiefs,
Silk and Cotton G4oves, Parasols, &c. &c. Also,
a good supply of superfine
Black, Blue, Brown, Olive, and other choice col
ours, being an assortment in which every one may
find his choice, both as regards price and quality.
Single and double milled Cassimers, Merino Cas
simers, summer Cloths, Silk Satin and Marseilles
Vestings, Linen Drillings of various styles, &c.&c
The above goods are fresh from Philadelphia,
and were selected to suit the taste and please thu
fancy of those who may wish to buy at cheap pn
ces, goods of a superior quality.
The subscriber invites his customers and tho
public generally, to call and examine for them
selves, when he Will be happy io accommodate
them at low prices for cash, or for country pio
Stroudsburg, Aug. 14, 1840.
- I.
iBOOO Hard and Sammon brick, at $G per 'tf.
100 doz. warranted Cast Steel Axes at 14 pr doz
50 doz. do. do. do. at 10 pr doz.
10 4 horse waggons from S20 to SG0 e-ch.
A quantity of Bar iron of different sizrjS tocloaa
a concern, will be sold on accommodating teims.
on application to 1
September 4, 1840.
monroe comvarsr, ss.
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
to the SheriiTof the said Countv Gree
ting: We command yon that you attach
John CharLes Fnt-nvnu
late of your county by all ai,d singular his goods
and chattels, lands and tenements in whose hands
or possession soever tte
samo may be, so that
OUT miirt nf f!nmmnn
hd bo and appear before
rieas to oe noiaen at Stroudsburg in and for said
County bn the first day of September next ; there
to answer John Smull, of a plea of trespass on the
casb, &c. and we also command you that you sum
mon all persons in whose hands or possession the
said goods ar.d chattels or any of them may be at
tached, so that they and every of them be and ap
pear before our said Court at the day and place
mentioned, to answer what shall be objected against
them, and abide the judgement of the said Court
therein ; and have you then and there this writ.
Witness the Hon. William Jessup, Esq. Pres
ident of our said Court at Stroudsburg, this 21st
day of August, in the year of our Lord one thous
and eight hundred and forty.
JOHN KELLER, Prothonotary.
Stroudsburg, Aug. 28, 1810. 6t.
The Pennsylvania Inquirer will please give tho
above six insertions in his tri-weekly paper, and
send bill to this office.
Til 7 .11 " wumnwn
The subscriber grateful for past favors, Avould
thank his friends and the public generally, for
their kind encouragement, and would beg leave
to inform them that he is now manufacturing a
large assortment of Umbrellas and Parasols
which he oflers for sale at Philadelphia and
New York prices.
Merchants will find it to their advantage to
give him a call before purchasing in tho cifii s.
lie would state that his frames are made l v
himself, or under his immediate inspection, iu,d
that he has secured the services of an experi
enced young lady, to superintend the covering
N. B. As tho subscribor keeps everything
prepared for covering and repairing, persons
lrom the country can have their Umbrellas and
Parasols repairod and covered at an hour's no
401-2 Northampton Street'next door to R.S.
Chidseya Tin ware manufacturing Establish
Easton, July h 1840. ;
4 W