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WHOLE No. 157. E
'Z3t7gTINGZOI4 I .7017S.1\TAL.
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17.' A single term for the Presidency, end
the office administered for the whole PEO
PLE, and not for a PARTY.
ir7 A sound, uniform and convenient Na
tional CURRENCY, adopted to the wants of
the whole Country, instead of the
PLASTLRS brought about by otir jires
c•nt rulers.. ,
, .
a OR tit in the administration of public affairs:
J 7 fired of Experiments and Experi
menters, Republican gratitude will reward
unobstrnsive merit, by elevating the sub
altern of WASHINGTON and the disciple nt
JEFFICasoN, and thus resuming the safe, and
beaten track of our Fathers.—L. Gazette.
Sub-Treasury Locb.Foco
Who voted for the Sub :freasury in the
Who voted to increase the State Debt.
Who was supported at the 4ih July
Convention because he was a Van Buren
'Who wrote the Lo co Foco letter to
Perry County, when a candidite for
Senate. • . .
i afraid to resignhis seat in the
IVho mime td piy door men their just
J. Williamson Esq
Interesting Correspondence—Below we
publish a Corresptihdence between Mr.
Williamson and t a committee from Schu
ylkill; county. }or the purpose of show.
tug the weight th.,t must. be attached to
his opinion, we quote the estimate put
upon his charact , tv frOtn, Mc American
Sentinel, a Porter paper in the City.
"John Williamson, Esq: whose name is
signed below, is a respectable attorney at
the Huntingdon bar, was One of the first
antiitiasonS in the county, and was'presi
dent of the first antimasonic meeting ever
held in that county,: He was elected by
that party in the fall of M3i to the Leg
islatures was the antimasonic candidate
for congress in '36, and has always been a
prdminent letilltw in their ranks. He is a
gentleman of high attainments, knowledge
and talents, and withal a truly exemplary
man, being a local prearher in th 6 Metho
dist Episcopal church."
Iluntingdozi Scp.24 leas.
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Much importance, and credit, has been
atticli'ed to your statements,' mid your
position in the present contest. The un
dersigned. knowing you from the opinions
expressed by the friends of David R.
Porter, as a man of honor,' . and knowing
too that you have heretofore been an se
nent of the Present, and late Admints
tration of the National Administration,
have been induced to rropound to you
the following queries, and ask of you a
candid, and definite answer to each.
Ist IVas you at one time an advocate
of the election of David R. Porter to the
Gubernatorial chair? If aye, why?
2nd Are You now an advocate of his
election? It is said by some you are
nut—lt so, what has changed your
3d Are you acquainted with John Stone
brake', and his son John H. Stonebra
ker? It aye, what is their characters,
as men of 'veracity, add integrity.
4th Has their statements in the case of
Porter's assigning certain bonds to the
Elder Stonebraker, had any weight in
changing your opinions of the integrity
of Mr Porter's conduct.
sth, Tl e have seen your name attached to
certain certificates, published to sus.
tain the character of Mr. Porter as a n
upright and just man. Did you Efig n
those. certificatesl If aye- —do you still
adhere to the opinions therein expressed
6th Is the elder Stonebraker a member of
the Methodist Episcopal Church in good
standing—was he ever expelled there—
from; and is he generally considered
man of "sound mind and disposing
7th Have you ever seen any thing which
convinced you that the tieneral Gov•
ernment was using its influence to se
cure the election of David It. Porter.
If aye—what is it?
Bth Are you acquainted with the charac.
tern of Michael Wallace, M. Kinkead
and other signers to certificates of the
Stonebrakers? If ave —what is their
character and standing in society?
A definite answer is requested to
tit* 4nestions, because we dobbt not the
candid and correct supporters of D. R.
Porter, will accord honesty of purpose to
you; as they always hate on all occasions
avowed their belief in your itateinents.
'ery Respectfully
Ytiurs &.c
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Huntingdon, September 24, 1838.
- Your note has just been pla
ced in my hands, containing several definite
questions, and asking equally definite an
I am ever ready to avow, openly, my
sentiments upon any subject, ),et on the pres
ent occasion, - where the enmity of small
Min& may charge me with being an unsta'
ble and wavering caterer for public favor
you will do mt, the justice to say, I do so more
throu3h a sense of injury inflicted upon the
public mind, than through a desire to place
myself conspicuously before that public. I
shall then answer your queries as briefly and
efiaitely as possible, conscious of
tude o itiy:oviiicourse, neither tile sneers of
the envious, nor the lowering brows of the
malignant, shall deter the.
To your first inqUiry, I answer, I was a
a supporter of Mr lister, because t had for
years been intimately acquainted with him, !
he was my neighbor; and Ithetqaelieved him'
honest, upright anti conscious in his dealings,
and he professcily was the opponent, or at
least not the friend, of the flub-'Treasury
scheme; a measure which I then, & still think
fraught with touch injury to the people, it
engrafted upon the institutions of the country.
I answer yobr !reit query, by saying,, I am
not, now, an advocate or supporter of D. 11.
Porter, Because I found the party to which
Mr. Porter is attached, distinctly declaring
their determination to Make his 4.1,,cti0n the
test of the people upon the sub treasury. If
there had been no other reason, I was thrced
to leave his support then. Fur I never could
give my sanction and my vote to paralize ev
ery enterprise of my country, and to estab
lish any official power eqalled only by that of
the Autocrat of Russia:- I shall consequent
ly vote fcir tkc SuppOrx Joseph Ritner, because
lie is the friend of Pennsylvania, and opposed
to the above scheme.
To your third, I reply, I am and always
have been. long: and intimately acquainted
with both the Messrs Stonebrakers. Their)
character fur truth and integrity is itim
peached, and I believe wholly unimpeachable
they have been free from even the suq'icion
of want of honesty or truth, their statements
have always been considered as good as their
oaths, and there is not a man who regards
his own character would say that their oaths
were not entitled to the fullest credit. For
years they itat'e resided where they now do,
and their characters stand without ;blemish
or reproach., .
To yoUr 4th question, I must acknowledge
it is difficult to make a definite answer. The
great amount of testimony which has been
brought to bear, and with convincing weight
upon the reflecting
. portion of the communi
ty, renders it difficult to saY .any one part of
it had a particular effect. It is the whole,
united and Combined. all verging to the same
fdcts, which convinces, and must convince all
candid inquirers, at least of a want of moral
rectitude in the course of Mr Porter. lam
free to admit that I believe every word tit
tered by them (the Stonebrakers) to be
strictly true,..and had I doubted theist the
documentary evidence prodtieed; fully sus
tains them. Others who have examined as
lhave, with a desire to do justice to Mr.
Voter, yet free from prejudice, must be con—
vinced,as I have been, of his wilful desertion
of the path of virtue.
To me fifth, I say I never signed, neither
did I authorize my name to be signed to a
Certificate signed by 84 citizens of this county
saying that all the charges in the celebrated
Union county Letter were false, ).did -sign
a certificate that Mr Porter was not a Was.
phemer, I did not believe he was a blasphe
, rder, for I considered btasphemy the highest
grade of implotis profanity: I did certify
that there. were no judgments on the'docket
agtiinst Mr Porter because they were of
more than twenty years standing, and in law
were not against hint, I did not certify that
they had ever been Mid.
To your sixth interogatory . l must say I re
gret that the first clause is introduced, it is
with feelings of mingled sorrow and surprise
that I see the name of any christian sect in
troduced into any political discussion. The
sphere of the professed worshipper in any
form is around the altar and sanctuary of
his God, to him lie must render his account
for the deeds done in his body, and whether
a man is attached to any sea, is a matter
of small moment, if he be a sincere and
worthy member he will meet his reward. I
cannot violate the pree.erits of him who says
"juge not." I can only say that Mr Stone
braker has been for many years and is now
a nieniber of the Church you nitrite Ids contin-
wing so is evidence dins st coding, & I never
heard Olathe imdbeen expelled therefrom. In
auoVer to the last clause. Vlsay, his mind is as
sound and as capable of recollecting and re
citing transactions now, as in the days of his
more youthful vigor. .
To answer your 7th, query, I can brief
I,y say, that since the Mr. Stonebrakers,
have.. given their testimony, to the public;
tlie marshall of the U. S. Irak served a
writ upon Samuel 11' Stonebrakee; the
son and brother, of the others, for an al •
leged defalcation
,of nine dollars; and
that too, without previously making any
call on hini. The execution of Whteh pro
cess must add coat to the amount of trot
less than 50 dollars, on a poor, young, hon
nest and correct man—who was :prepared
at any time to adjust the claitn,..epon the
government giving !inn the credits to
which he was entitled.. I conaider this
an insult and injury upon the peopi" when
hundreds, who owe thOuSands of dollars
snuoaq ki.inatn pun frialiapituun msoa
they belong to the dominant party. •
tu answer, to year last enquiry, I say
lam acquainted with nearly all of the
signers to the certificates fur the Stone•
beakers, and know
. them to be :nee of d
character and correct habits; many of;
them are among our oldest and best
zens. But as )Ini have selected. Mr.,
%Val Ide (4 Tin d Kinkead —I , must add my I
testiiniiny to their character something
more at large. Mr. Wallace served iu
the Senate of this. State, and was elected
from this, district; and he has ever been
respected, and honored by his neighbors.
Mr. Kinkead has been for many years a
prominent leader of the old Democratic
party; and is still, a firm unyieldihz sup—
porter of Jelfersonian Dennicracy. He
was appointed Post master at Yellow
Springs, by President Madison, and has
held that • appointment ever since, until
lately, when he was removed by Mr.
Thus I have answered as briefly and as
candidly as possible, your inquiries. You
are at liberty to make what use of it you
deem prudent.
Willi expressions of Regard
I am Respectfully 1 ours,&c.
A. Russel, and B. Batman Esqrs.
More Friends
We the undersigned citizens of Hun
tingdoii County. having seen or heard of
publications, in a news-paper called the
"Advocate Sentinel" published in Hun.
tingdon. Whereby it is attempted to ins
press on the public mind the opinion, that
Jchn Stonebraker of Franklin Township
in this county; is dishonest, and hiS decla
rations on oath are unworthy of belipf
feel called upon as his neighbors, and fel
low citizens to disabuse the public mind,
to contradict those imputations. and de—
clare to the world our knowledge of the
man. «e have known him for a number
of years, many of us fin' the, greater part
of a life time;
and do solemnly assert and
believe, that his character has been hereto
fore, and is yet, without a stain;
For many years he ha.; been u rnethhetv.
of good standing in the Methodist Epis
copal Church; and all who knew him can
not but be grieved; that the virulence of
party excitement should have .produced
such a wanton and unfounded attack upon
him. Knowing him to be a man of strict
truth and veracity, we can assure the peo
ple of Pennsylvania, that we, verily be-
Neve he would not assert dr swear to that,
about which, ;there was, or could be a
shadow of doubt. That although lie is
about, or near sixty-years of age, he is yet
an active man, and we believe his ideas
of rightor Wrong, are so strictly correct,
that wherever he had or ought to have
any doubts in relation to a matter, he
would make no positive assertion about
it, much less would he swear to such as
sertion .
John Aurtindt Robert Lytle
John Lytle A. J. Stewart
I)• H. Moore Wm Hammond
Peter Hewit Maxwell Kinkead
Benj. Williams . Jacob H, Stover
William Donaldson W. R Hampson
Jacob Snyder John Johnston
J, W:M'cord H. H. Shorn° .
Wm Shorty) Abraham Vantries
James. Coffee Henry Neff
E Galbreath Mathew Garner
Alexander Knox S. Davis
John Fleck
Philip Roller James ,Dysart
James Morrow Michael /I allace
Wm. Spear Robert Alendcr
John R. Neff Elias Hoover
Joseph Roller Same McCalister
Samuel Dean Joshua Porter
William G. Huyett John Larkins
_ .
George Sehmoker John James
Joseph Roller Daniel Conrad
Wm Alexander John M. Leech
Math. Dean John Conrad
Samuel Royer James M'Citaid
Edward IVPKiernan Win Burley
C eo W. Smith Joseph ;HoPiti'na
Thos Patterson Thos Butler
A. Burns Robert Keith -
Henry Reigart Hugh Sha:p
Robert Moore Joseph Sloniker
Nathaniel Lytle Beni Pawling
From the Susquehanna Spectator.
SW/ .411 ore Coming!!
• We believe that it can be clearly shown
that the popularity of no man has - ever in
creased so rapidly, and so justly, tab, in
this County, us has Joseph Ilitner's since
he became Governor. lle commends
himielf to the plain, honest, independent,
laboring men, of all parties, and effectual
ly too. Gentlemen have made partial
ellints us a few townships. the result of
which will be found below, while they as•
sure us that inure names are forthcoming,
and that there are others, still, who do not
chose to make their support of Gov. Rit—
ner public. Several of these signers,
were among the first men in the opposi
tion ranks in 1835, and several are on the
Porter Vigilance Committee of 1838. We
ask those who hear the blustering and
braggings of the Loco Focus about Por—
ter's majority of 25,000: to look at these
tactg, and ask theme& ves, are those who
make such assertions "morally" or
cally "honest?" Gentlemen who have
papers, are requested to circulate them
thoroughly, and send the names obtained
at every opportunity.
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The undersigned citizens of Susque
hanna county, concurring in the views.
and opinions expressed as above, by our
fellow citizens of Allegheny county,
unite with them in a public expression of
the same.
C L Ward Wm J Turrell
Benj S Bentley Rufus Rose
A B Pritchard Albert Merriman
it Stage Gee V Bantley
A R Potter Norman Mitchell
B G Grover William Ward
Daniel Searle John W WalLer
James W Chapman Alex'r Allen
Warren Lung A L Post .
Jonas Mack . lliel Tupper
, Chapman Baldwin Ansel Hill
David Post John L Kite
Loami Hinos Horace Bliss
Abraham Fordham jr Horace Bliss.
Win Jessup Samuel Spaffurd
George Keeler S P Spofford
Henry Drinker M R Spafford
it II Little • Elijae Baxter
Philip Fraser S II Spafrord
Wm Foster D L IS .xter
Charles Avery James Gould
Henry Clemens Wm Fennel
Wm L Post Mlles Baldwin
Cormock Cushman J T Birchard
George Frink L Trow trridge
Harvey Patrick Jahn 114 • Kinney
S I' Keeler k A Johnston
Francis Perkins C 11 Trowbridge
James N Lldridge Abrahani Dubuis
Alfred Baldwin David Johnston
J Etheridge Seely Trowbridge
Avery Frink Wni Dayton
J C Richards Jeniel Dayton
Samuel H Dayton Oliver Thomas
Merl it Mott James Newman
Asa Park Asa Bennet
Benjamin Russell James Brown
Cyrus Messenger Warren Kung
John's 'l' Jacksen Ames Crandei
Samuel. Warner Sewel B Farr
Ezekiel C Babcock Hiram C Baker
Samuel Gregory R 6 ben Ives
!Samna Newcomb Avery Bolle s
Abraham Chamberlinithe. Upson
Oliver-Helme . John Bolles
Bli Mills , Isaac Babcock
Rie.hard Fancher Alason Co
Joseph Backus
Rollin Ho
Jaman H Phelps
W idio ytm Kerr
Manson Yarington
I) S Robistm
iticlu r ir t AdMr.eertedith Daniel Kathrc.
Frecl'k Foster p
D Yaringtyn
Sohn Trumbull
Henry Johnson
JohteLord Thomas Kelly
I R l
Samuel Payne
Kent Solomon Arnolphomes Oak ly
Joseph Chiipman Benajah . Millard
Harvey W'Kent A C Phelps
Samuel B Blake Abel Flynt
Stephen C riffis John J. W eitman
Gov. Ritner's Address, on
Presenting the ,Sisord to
GENERAL:-It affords me true pleasure
to present to you this mark of the appro
bation of your native State.
The services thus intended to be com—
memorated are those rendered to the
country during the last war With Great
Britain, in that contest it was the pride
of Pennsylvania to behold you and her
other heroic sons, standing among the
foremost in the rank of duty and of glory,
and only leaving the geld when the bat
tle was won, or when honorable wounds
disabled you from further action. Throu.
ghout the whole of that war, and especial
ly in those sanguinary but glorious battles
which protected the Niagara frontier du•
ring the campaign of 1814, and kept its
horrors on the enemy's territory, you bore
yourself as became an American soldier
and true son of Pennsylvania. The bloo
dy field of Niagara, from which you were
carried wounded, Wire ample testimony
that you and your gallant comrades nobly
sustained the reputation of your native
State. Throughout the whole war your
bearing was that of a brave and honorable
soldier, and now, General, at the end of
twenty-four rats, on this anniversary of
the brilliant sortie from fort Erie, so en—
during is the gratitude of your fellow
citizens, that you receive the testimonia l
,of their ad miration and of your services,
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-4 ~, . d %V 4 .,;
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/Jut General, your claims were nut ear-1
ned in tine battle, in ore campaign, or io
one war. Prom the moment ,a hen you'
joined the gallant Wayne, an En Sign ui
1792, your country has beheld you course
with pride. At the victory achieved by
that daring chief on the Man mes, on the
memorable 20th August 11 . 9-1 —at the
battle of the Falls on tl a 25th of July,
1814—and recently as Brigadier General
•at Detroit, where your energy and pm
; denee aided so materially in Freserviog
I the peace of the Canadian frontier, your
conduct has reflected honor on the Corns
monwealth. • Many a hill and stream in
the western country already told of the
daring and prowess of 4 Brady; She,
now adds another to this brotherhood in
fame as well as blood, and by a solemn •
I act of legislation perpetuates its merits.
I In other lands the gallalt soldier Or the I
ictorious sailor is rewarded with titles ,
and posessions. Such are mit the honors
thatour plain and equal Institutions confer
Imitating the simplicity of the ancient time
the gifts of our country to her defenders
derive their chief value from the merit
which they acknowledge,and thegratitude
they represent. Like the laurel crown, the
voted Swot.] ennobles Without corrupting
its wearer, rewards without injustice to
others, and incites all to renewed devotion
to the country. The gift of the trophy is,
however, not the only mark of merit. It
this were thc'aase, either the number of the
meritorious must be few, or the charge of
Republican ingratitude well founded:Nei
ther is the case. Merit is also discovered
by other si.ns.. Let Tippecanoe or Fort
Meigs, YOrktr4ii or Sandusky, Chippe ,va
or Niagara, Erie or New Orleans, bu nam
ed, and then let one who fought for his
country appear, and the. flash of pride and
gratitude nOtich mantles on the cheek and
sparkles in the eye of his fellow-citizens,
declares that his merit is registered deep
in the heart. Let the gallant, tars of the
Censtitution, the Essex and the United
States, of the Wasp, the Hornet and the
Enterprize, of Erie and Champlain—let
every American sailor that fired a shot
from the first broadside poured by the
lamented Rogers into the little Belt, till
the last one that struck the Penguin.—
Let everyone of these be named, or the
glorious survivors appear '
and the glad
shot of happy freemen tell that their mer
its are felt. . . I
This feeling of . love and. gratitude
which long clustered round - tne head of
our patriot sires of the Revolution, now,
General, nearly all centres in the gen
eration to which you belong. Yo are the
heirs to their glory. You, too, have act
ed nobly your part.. You are worthy of
your sires. The country honored them.
She now honors you. All she asks is that
you transmit to your successors on land
and on the wave, the same spirit of cour
age and honor which yonr soldier fathers
be vaathed to you.
From_the people—from the hard hand
ed farMers and mechanics—from the
manufacturers and professional men of,
the land, they sprang forth to free and de
fend it. Fnith the same honorable start
ing podia the American soilder and sea
man.s ill commences his career; and it is
the chief boaSt of our system that to the
same point he generally returns when
pea e strips If m of his arms.
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This starting point—this origin of the
sailor and the soldier, is as honorable as
pure, and respectable :low as it ever was.
Pile young generation of the country's
defenders have the example of as
names, and the guidance of as brave and
accomplished chiefs, as ever graced our
history, or trained the youthful candidate
for glory. Thev must be, then--they are
—as brave, as high spirited and as hon
orable as theirpredecessors. They labor,
it is true, under the disadvantage of youth
and the want of actual se.vice, but let it
be borne in mind that while they, have
been passing their days in inexperience,
their fellow citizens are living in peace
and security. Dastardly must: be the
tongue. and ignoble the pen, that would
seek to darken their rising fame.
General, 1 , vilt ! not detain you longer.
Your native State, by the unanimous vote
of her represekatives, presents you this
weapon, blazoned with your honorable
fields ; in acknowledgment of your servi
ces, t affords me unfeigned pleasure to
be her agent, and to say that while your
conduct in action has been brave and
!skillful, your private 7tlcportnient. which
is no less praise, has !peen that of a worthy
son of Pennsylvania.
This valuable testimonial award 'to my
military services by my native State, ac
companied as it is by your Kind and com
plimentary address, excites emotions in
my breast the intensity of which places
a suitable return of thanks wholly out of
my power. Indeed it is impossble for
me to convey any 'idea of the state of my
feelngs on this occasion, or to express
the sense of gratitude by which I am
[ Vol,. IV, No. 1.
r ected for onrtt•a','e of et r en•
seer in arm:,.•
Althodgli l'iocn the number of c ear,: that
I have been cif alit eiiited S.
Army, it could not he oilier, I,!it than that
1 mild hare e•vaitce it , : -1 Cie coeiny, anti .
shared largely in the toils arc! priratloos
incident to tic iirof.;s,icin of arms, std!,
sir. clicc.e %ta t ., ak‘aya accor d ,
panied y, iih rt e clce tiny rdiection, that
if duties pm formed by the soldi.
IJ lustained the linear r,if I dignity
c!iuntry. nod the repulat.on of its arinP,
the approbation nt met country, the only.
reward the soldier desires, or has any
reason to eipect; would rot be witihrld.
Flom the testimonial I now hold in my
hand, ,I learn with pride and gratitude
that those services !:n hich the pnrtiality
of friends supposed not to have been suf
ficiently recognzed at the proper time
in arother quarter, have 1 sun most am
ply appreciated at home. To my fellow
!citizens gene rally; and especially to those
warm personal friends, whose active a
gency on ibis occasion I cannot but s
cowl:se my debt of gratitude is boundles3
This day (A clay justly noticed in the his
tory of the:late war) witnesses an act
truly magnanimous is the people in this
state, and pecurarly gratifying to tho
proud ambition of the soldier.
In conclusion, permit me to return my
'grateful thanks to the people of this com
monwealth, and to their Representatives
fur the honoi:conferred on me, and to ex -
press my sincere acknowledgments to you
sir, for the gratifying manner in whirls
you have been pleased to express their
sentiments, with an assurance, to all that
during the short time 1 may be permitted
to wear and use this sword, it.shall be my
sole aim so to wield it, • that when time
shall have seperated it and. its owner,
there may nor be left a lel,Mish ou . ..the
blazonry of the scabbord. Or a stsinio the
From the Wheehig (Va.) Times
%IMO is Joseph Ilitner.
. .
He is the present Governor of P.,rm,
sylvauia, a man who by honesty. invaritt-.
hie rectitude If conduct anti an appttca
tion of his capat;:tier, has raised hims,',; l
from the station of an indigent toy to IL.,
highest office in the gift of the people
the Keystone State, and whe by his tat
vial conduct has planted himself more
deaply in the affections of the people nil c:
have made him their thief
than have any of his predecessorg,
His official acts haze resnited in the
relief of the State from taxation, have
sill air large sums of the Slate Debt
have so organized the State Works under
his control, that they have yielded .a rc
venue to the Treasury,
.while they have
answered the full purpo se for which t:.ey
were constructed in enriching the people
and prospering business; have raised the
standard of popular Education throughoe
the State to an eminence never btfore
tained; and the last, not le: st el his ofli.
cial acts has been to call upon the monied
institutions of the state, in behalf of the
• Laws and the_ people, to rcecrin their
promises against all opposition; end
the currency upon its former lbw i og.
all cases, I.e has evinced an inteiiigetwe,
statesmanship, and independence rarely
found in a public man. For this he has
been honored, and hie course approved by
a large mass of the most intelligent men
of the State, who are determined on sus
taining him for the high office he now
holds in opposition to—whom? David P.
And who is David R. Porter? A law
yer of eminence! No? he has been rarely
heard of out of his own county, until he
became a candidate for Governor. Th ou sit
engaged in a profession the best of an
calculated to give him emmmence and a
name; he has lived in obscurity. Ile are
told that for ten years lie lias been in
public life, put there by the citizens of his
county, yet what has he done? Has he
in the public station been the originator
of any scheme for the public good? has
he ever achieved aught for the prosperity
of the State, or has he ever given evi
dence of abilities beyond those of the,
common herd of men thrust before the
public tor party purposes? Never, and
yet his fr iends think to thrust him on toe.
intelligent people of this State in oppo
:-itiOn to a tried and faithful public ser
vant like Josedh Ratner!
The idea is.absured, Pennsylvanians
will never brook it more than ;they . will
brook the insults lately heaped by his op
ponents upon their wt r.hy Governor.
The Loco Foos have otanlSTrii
.James Templin, who was confined in the
Dauphin Comity jail three months last
spring for a hrrach of the peace, to peil:•,
,dle their pioture book ridiculing the Gov-,
eruor, Ibis is paving the farmers of tho,
state a high compliment, as the twok t ,
dicules the Governor because he %AtA
german farmer.'
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