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[CORRECT PRINCIPLES---SUPAIRTIM UT TRUTH.
HUNTINGDON, TUESDAY, JULY 25, 1848,
Bernet:franc Whig Nominations.
(;EN. ZACHARY TAYLOR.
FOR VICE PRESIDENT :
FOR CANAL COMMISSIONER:
V. B. PilurEn, Esq. is onr author
ized agent for receiving advertisements and
subscriptions in the eitinsmf Philadelphia, Bal
timore and Neap York, and for collecting and
receipting for the same.
Rough and Ready Club.
We are requested to state that the Rough and
Ready Club of Huntingdon, will hold their next
meeting on SATURDAY EVENING, August 5, at
the House of Peter Livingston.
Death of Eme•GoVernor Shank.
Ex-Governor Shunk, after a protracted illness,
departed this life on Thursday evening last, at
7 o'clock. In the language of the Daily News
which we adopt, this event will cause deep mel
ancholy throughout the State. The distinguish
ed deceased has been preeminently identified
with the local politics of our State for twenty
years, or more, and was Universally esteemed
among a latge circle of friends and acquaintan
ces. Personally, indeed, we know of no enemies
the Ex-Governor hid. His manner, and courte
ous demeanor were calculated to make friends,
rather than enemies. His moral worth was un
disputed, and his integrity unimpeachable. With
his own party, he was very popular, ns was
manifested in the enthusiastic support they gave
him, on, the two occasions that lie was before
the people for their suffrages. The clo4ing
,ceile, of his life c. ere truly sublime and im
pressive. He died in perfect consciousness, and
is the happy hope of an immortal resurrection
:11 the life hayond the grave. Peace to his ashes!
His remains were conveyed to the Trappe, in
Ilontgomery, the place of his birth and former
Gen. Patterson, Col. Wyncoop, and the Potts
ville company passed through this place on
Thursday morning last before daylight. During
the .day five Philadelphia companies, to wit,
Capts. Scott, Hill, Morehead, Bennett and Bin
ders, passed through. At the earnest solicita
tion of our citizens, who had turned out in pro
cession on the approach of Capt. Scott's com
pany, these companies, with 'the exception of
Capt. Hill's, tarried a brief time with us, and
thus afforded our citizens an opportunity to take
the brave returning soldiers by the hand, and
welcome them to the State whose honor they
have so gallantly.maintained on the field of bat
tle. After partaking of a dinner hastily provi
ded for them by our citizens, they again em
barked on their boats, and proceeded on their
way, all anxious to reach their homes, and again
mingle with the relatives and friends from
whom they have been so long absent. A gen
erous and richly deserved welcome awaits them
in Philadelphia. We were much pleased to see
the officers and men looking so well. The reg
iment has been reduced in numbers about one
half during the campaign in Mexieo.
WASHINGTON HOUSE, HARRISBURG, Pa.—This
well known and commodious House, (as will be
seen by a card in another column,) is again un
der the management of WM. T. SANDERS, who
has fitted it up in a new and superior style.—
We take pleasure in commending Mr. S. to the
patronage of the ipublic, feeling assured that his
accommodations and courteous treatment, will
give satisfaction to all who may favor his house
with their custom.
E The Globe cannot understand what Wash
ington and Taylor means by saying that they
were opposed to as leaving our own to stand on
foreign land." Whether sufficiently lucid to meet
the comprehension of our neighbor or not, the
People both understand and appreciate the senti
ment, as will he evidenced by their votes on the
7th day of November next. •
The Globe of last week informs us that the
Cass men ,6 havn't commenced [the campaign]
yet," in this county. From the attempts thus
far made by our Cass friends, we fully concur
in the truth of our neighbor's statement. And
he might add that Cassism is not likely to have
much of a "commencement" in these diggins
or any where else.
Pole Raising in Alexandria.
All the friends of" OLD ZACK" (which in
cludes almost every body,) are invited to Alex
andria on Saturday next, as will be seen by an
invitation of the " Rough and Ready Club" of
that place, published in another column. The
entire Taylor army of Huntingdon, with the ex
ception of a small force which will necessarily
be left to garrison the town, will be there.
P. S.—We are authorized by the Committee
of Arrangements to state that a Boat, capable
of accommodating Two nuxonso persons, will
leave Huntingdon on Saturday morning at 9
o'clock, and return in the evening. The meet
ing will assemble in Alexandriaat 1 o'clock P.M.
Boys, Do you hear that
We are informed by a gentleman from Lewis
town, that a vote was taken by the first Regi
ment on their way down the Canal, arid out of
368, the vote stood—Taylor 308, Cass 60!
One of the Captains who stopped with us on
Thursday last, said in our presence that every
man in the army condemned the Administration
for its treatment, of Gen. Scott.
Whig Candidate for Governor.
Circumstances" having rendered it necessa
ry to go into an election for Governor this Fall,'
and a Whig State Convention, in conformity
with those circumstances, being called to meet
on the 31st of August next to nominate a Whig
Candidate for that Mike, it becomes the duty of
the friends of correct principles to cast about
and see who among the ninny talented Whig
Statesmen of Pennsylvania would be most like
ly to secure success for those principles on the
second Tuesday of October next. Actvated, by
no other motive than an ardent desire for success,
we have no hesitation in proclaiming our prefer
ence for the Hon. JAMES COOPER of Adams
county. Aside from the fact of his having been
prominent in the Convention of 1817, and very
generally at that time looked to as the candidate
that would succeed Gen. Irvin, we believe that j
it is clearly the policy of the party to select
him at this time as their standard bearer in Penn
His eloquence and pleasing manners,',
which renders him a popular favorite wherever
he goes, would even add to the enthusiasm
which now pervades the Whig ranks. He pos
sesses the elements of a popular leader in an
eminent degree. And his talents and experience
would enable him to fill the Executive chair in
a manner not only creditable to himself and his
party, but to the advantage of every citizen of
the Commonwealth. And we are firm in the
faith, that with TAYLOR, FILLMORE,
COOPER and MIDDLESWARTH, Pennsylva
nia will go Whig in October and November next,
beyond all peradventure.
tr:7- The Daily Netasof the '2lst inst., ex
presses the sentiments of the entire Whig party
of this section of the State, in an article relative
to the coming Whig State Convention, and the
nomination for Governor. The Whigs here,
like their gallant leader, g , NEVER SURRENDER."
I)7" We have been requested to state that un
less the flak.• left at McConneistown by the
" Rough and Ready Club" are called for they
will be disposed of according to law—Globe.
If the writer of the above is present at the
sale, there need 'be no apprehension that the
"flasks" will go below cost.
Mr' Hon. A. RAMsEY, of Dauphin is men
tioned by a correspondent of the Daily News
for Secretary of State under Governor Johnson.
No better selection could be made.
Et 7" The Pa. (York) Republican, has been
enlarged. It always has been one of the best
Whig papers in the interior, and this improve
ment will materially add to its attractions and
The soldiers who passed through on Thursday
last confirmed the statement of Sergeant Graeff,
that Gen. Cass had been hung in effigy, when
the news that his bill which takes one dollar a
month out of the pockets of the poor soldiers,
reached the army. And they say too, that Cass
cannot even get the votes of what democrats
are left among them, unless that dollar is refun
The Cass men of this place walked to
McConnelstown on Saturday evening last and
held a meeting. The affair excited but little in
terest. Gen. Wilson and the prosecuting attor
ney made characteristic speeches. Of course
but few listened to them.
Whig State Convention.
The State Central Committee have fixed on
THIIRSPAY, the 31st day of Augnst next for
holding the Whig State Convention to nominate
a candidate for Governor.
A fter inducing the rank and file Locofocos to
walk to the McConnelstown meeting, the leads.rs
mounted their horses, which they had stationed
on the opposite side of the river, and rode
Caors AND Pourics.—Under tht% title the
Boston Transcript gives an account of the ob
servations made by a friend in the course of an
extensive tour through the West and South.—
The report is equally favorable in both particu
lars. The earth is yielding abundantly, and ev
ery body is going for Taylor.
Cr"' The Burlington Free Press states that
the whole Cass party of Vermont would make
but a thin settlement in an ordinary shoot dis
trict. The man who sells himself body and soul,
to the propagation of slavery raises a mighty
small peep among the Green mountain boys I"
111 It is quite laughable to see the locofoco
papers now abusing Martin Van Buren, and con
firming all that the Whigs said about him in
1810. As Gen. Jackson remarked, Truth is
mighty, and will prevail."
Where is your platform, gentlemen Whigs ?
Give us a platform ! A platform !—Keystone.
Cls' That fellow needn't bawl so lustily for a
platform ! The hangman will provide him one
at a proper time.—Louisville Journal.
Break in the Canal.
We, regret to learn that a portion of the Aque
duct at Newport was swept away by a water
spout on Saturday last, and that the Canal from
that place to Duncan's Island has been so much
damaged that it will require 10 or 12 days to
CtS"' The acting Governor of lie State, Hon.
Wm. F. Johnson, was in Pittsburg on Friday,
and the editor of the Gazette learned from the
Governor that he intends, in doe time, to issue
a writ for the election of Governor in October
as he considers that the Constitution in OM;
case is imperative. The Gazette says Mr.
Johnson is a hearty, hale-looking man, in the
1 1 prime of life, with popular address and courte-
WILL CASS WITIIMIAW /-John Van Buren
hen written to a friend in Congress to inquire
if Cass's friends still insist on running him to dis
tract and defeat the Democratic party T John
thinks he had as well back out.
Irbe Liberty Party.
The Liberty Party have issued an address, in
which they avow a determingion to adhere to
nominations of the lion. P. }(ale and the Hon.
Leicester King for the offices of President and
A POLK ELECTOR OUT FOR TAY-
The Pittsburg American states that Judge
MIMES, of Clarion county, a gentleman with
considerable influence in that section of the State
heretofore a prominent politician in the loco-foco
ranks, a Polk elector in 1844, has left the party,
and openly advocates the election of Gen. 'rev-
Loa. There are many others in that part of the
State who have left the party and rally under
the banner of Taylor and Fillmore. The
reason assigned for the change is the great
frauds committed in the campaign of 1814.
MICHIGAN IN DANGER.
• A prominent , c Democrat," and strong partizan
of Cuss, in a letter writteu, under the date of
July sth, from Grand Rapids in Michigan to a
Merchant in New York City, says
c , As to politics, we hardly know where we
are. We have Cass men and Taylor men and
Van Buren men. I kope the most Cass men,
bat it is not improbable that we may lose else
Is giving this, the New York Evening Post
well says, this expression of apprehension is
full of significance.
When even Michigan, in the opinion of Mr.
Cass's most judicious friends, is likely to aban
don him, there can be but little expectation of
success in other Western States."
Col. Irwin, and the officers of the 2d regiment
Ohio volunteers, says the Louisville Courier,
publish a card in the New Orleans papers, ad
dressed to Gen. W. O. Butler, in which they re
flect very severely on the War Department, on
account of the order for the volunteers to be
mustered out of the service at the point they
were formed. They represent their men as be
ing almost naked, many of them without coats,
stockings, shoes, or a change of linen, and all
without money. They had twice applied for
clothing- in Mexico, but were refused, and now
they were compelled to go to their homes and
friends in the filthy and destitute condition above
noted. Like complaints have been made by all
the volunteers who have passed here, and all be
cause our beautiful administration wished to
save the paltry mileage they would hive to give
the hard-working, self-sacrificing, and poor,
suffering volunteers. We imagine that Messrs.
Cass and Butler will get precious few of the
votes of the returned soldiers.
IMPORTANT LEGAL DECISION.
The Law Journal for July, contains an able
opinion by the Hon. Ellis Lewis, delivered at
the June term of the Court of Common Pleas
of Lancaster county, in a case where a dece
dent had devised all his property to his widow,
"provided she remain a widow during her life;
but in case she should marry again, my will is
she shall leave the premises," &c. The widow
having married again, suit was brought by other
heirs of the husband to recover the property.
Judge Lewis decided that "the condition in re
straint of marriage is void, and the second mar
-1 rings of the widow does not divest her estate"—
"the principles of morality—the policy of the
nation—the doctrines of the common law—the
law of nature, and the law of God, unite in
condemning as void the condition attempted to
be imposed by this testator upon his widow."
OHIO FOR TAYLOR.
A great effort has been and is now made, to
create the impression that Gen. Taylor cannot
carry the vote of Ohio.—All such statements
are supremely absurd.—Nearly all these paper s
which at first hesitated, have now raised the
old Whig banner. And mark the language of
the following letter, from that noble champion
who avows his enlistment for the campaign.
DEAR SIR have been absent from
home the last eight or ten days, in the
North western part of this State, and
have but this moment received your
letter inviting me to your Carthage
meeting on the Bth inst. 1 could not
attend it even had I received your note
in time ; but say to our Taylor friends
all is right in the Northwestern portion
of Ohio, and that we mean that old
Rough and Ready shall not fall behind
our beloved and venerated Harrison, in
the coming contest.
R. M. Corwin, Esq., of the Whig ex
Gen. Taylor on the Eve of the Bat
tle of Buena Vista.
On the 21st of February, 1817, when the
countless army of Santa Anna had taken up their
position at Buena Vista, to vanquish the Spartan
band of citizen soldiers under the command of
General Taylor, this pure and brave man thus
wrote in a private letter to a friend :
" This may be the last communica
tion you will receive from me; I have
been stripped by the government of reg
ular troops, and reduced in volunteers;
and thus stripped and at the mercy of
the foe have been expected to retreat or
resign; but I shall do neither. I care
not for myself, but feel deeply for the
noble soldiers who are about to be sacri
ficed for their country—we shall stand
still and give them battle, relying on a
just Providence for a right result. "
Slave Territory Question.
Mr. Clayton, from the select Committee on
the territory question, on Tueseay last reported
a bill establishing the territorial government
of Oregon after the manner proposed in the bill
already before the Senate, which recognises the
law of the provisional government prohibiting
slavery, until the territorial legislature shall
convene and settle the matter for itself.
The committee also propose to give to Cali.
fornia and New Mexico a temporary govern
ment--a Governor, Secretary, Judges, Legis
lature—this government to be restricted from
passing laws relative to the subject of slavery.
In any contest that may arise as to the right of
a person to hold slaves, the difficulty shall be
decided by the Courts, subject to an appeal to
the Supreme Court of the United States.
The Report, it is said, received the approba
tion of all the members of the committee except
Underwood of Kentucky and Clark of Rhode
TILE MARKETS.—The Flour and graininarket
continues without change. Flour is selling in
Philadelphia at $5 23 and Wheat at $1 12 a
[For the Journal.]
POLE RAISING--" MORE GRAPE."
Come Brothers :
Come over and help us."
The " Rough and Ready Club" of the borough
of Alexandria and Porter township, at a recent
meeting, "nese/veil, To raise a Pole on Satur
day 29th inst., in Alexandria." This pole will
bear aloft a .1.7 a •,• , having inscribed thereon—
" Taylor and Fillmore," &c., honestly and fear
lessly, declaring to the world, the principles
and feelings, that actuate the supporters and ad
herents of the hero of " Buena Vista" in the
approaching political contest—conscientiously
believing that his elevation to the *hair of the
Chief Magistrate of these United States, and
carrying out the principle., publicly expressed
by him, will have a tendency to bring ournow
excited and agitated Republic, back to the hal
cyon and glorious days of Washington!
The Club therefore, most heartily and earnest
ly invite all the friends of old Rough and Ready
and Fillmore, and the political doctrine advoca7
ted by them, whether Whig or Democrat, from
all parts of the County, and elsewhere, to meet
with them on Saturday 29th July, in Alexan
dria, and lend them a helping hand, to raise this
Pole, bearing this Plug emblazoning to the com
munity these noble names, indicative of nobler
Several distinguished Speakers will be pres
ent, and a social and friendly intercourse with
, 4 Joy of reason and flow of soul"
may be confidently expected.__ _
BY THE CLUB
July 20, 1818
" ZACR, AND VICTORY P'
The Lower End Ready and Willing,
THE PEOPLE IN THE FIELD t 1
[Correspondence of the Huntingdon Journal.]
ORDISONIA, July 21, 1818.
Ma. Ca.:tax—Dr. Sir:—Yesterday was a great
day with us—the People were out in their
strength—the spirit of "'10" was in our midst,
and the 'Whigs of Shirley, Tell, Dublin, Clay,
Cromwell and Springfield were with us.
Short as the notice had been, and busy as we
all were with our harvests, yet there is a magic
in the name of 01.1 Zack, a divinity in his prin
ciples—a loftiness in his position that stirs the
hearts of the honest people, and rouses them to
action and exertion. The meeting numbered
over THREE HUNDRED and was organized
by appointing the following officers
HENRY BREWSTER, Esq., President.
G. W. HUDSON, JAS. RAMSEY, BEIGE X. BMUS,
BENEDICT STEVENS, GEO. WILSON, GEO. SIPES,
Esqr's, and Doct. J. A. SHADE, Vice Presidents.
Capt. S. McKinistry, D. N. Carothers, B.
Wigton, Wm. Stewart and Benjamin Lease,
The assemblage was then addressed by
Col. Wharton, Theo. H. Cremer, J. Sewell
Stewart, John Williamson, Esqr's, and Col: A.
The Ladies were there, too, (and we were
glad to see them) to cheer us with their appro
Everything passed off well—and the meeting
adjourned with three hearty cheers for Taylor
and Fillmore. ROUGH AND READY.
LETTER FROM MR. WILMOT.
The Don. David Wilmot out at last
for Tan Buren and against Cass.
The Elmira (N. Y.) Goaette, a Loccroco pa
per, which supports Mr. Van Buren for the
Presidency, publishes the following extract of a
letter from the Hon. DAVID WILNIOT of the
Bradford district, to a friend in that place.
JUNE 20, 1848.
Me DEAR VRIEND.-You have been misin
I shall support Van Buren with the
whole strength of my patriotism, and do all in
my power to get up an electoral ticket for him
in Pennsylvania. • • • • •
My motto is tight to the last on this great ques
tion. I expect Polk will buy up enough in Con
gress to pass something which they intend to
call a ~ Compromise" to give slavery about half
or two-thirds of the acquired territory. I in
tend to give them notice that I will introduce a
bill to ~ repeal" any such act, and so far from
1 producing quiet, it will be but the commence
ment of agitation."
Yours, &c. DAVID WILMOT.
We had almost been induced to believe by the
remarks of the Cass papers, that Wilmot was
supporting Cass for the Presidency. The above
letter shows the opposite to be the fact. Mr.
Wilmot adheres firmly to the principles of his
celebrated Proviso—he is now, as before, oppo
sed to the extension of slavery into free territo
ry—and for that reason cannot and will not sup
port Mr. Coss, who is the pledged advocate of
Southern interests and Southern measures, and
especially in this Slavery business.
[Correspondence of the New York Courier.]
Gen. Taylor to Gov. Morehead.
WASHINGTON, July 16, 1818.
There is something very singular about the
delay in General Taylor's acceptance of the
nomination by the Whig Convention. Governor
Morehead, the President, wrote him on the very
night of the nomination, mailing the letter at
Philadelphia, informing him officially that he
had been selected as the Whig candidate. I un
derstand that a letter has been received here
from New Orleans, where Gen. Taylor was
when it was written, stating in the most expli
cit manner that he had received no official notice
of his nomination.
What has become of Gov. Morehead's letter
It was written and mailed at Philadelphia on the
9th of Tune. Two other letters, written and
mailed at the same time from the same city, and
franked by a Whig member of Congress, are
known never to have reached their destination.
It certainly seems strange thut three letters,
bearing outward evidence that they were upon
political topics, and concerned the interests of
the Whig party, should have happened to mis
carry on that particular occasion.
Chapman of the Indianapolis Sentinel
says that Mr. Van Buren has " the mark of
Cain upon his brow." Chapman has the mark
of several canes upon his back.—Louisvillo
BARNBURNERS rN 0145 BERKS.-We are assu
red by gentlemen of both parties that consider
able feeling exists, among the Locofocos in some
of the townships of Berks county, in favor of
the Barnburner, or Wilmot Proviso movement
of the Eastern and Northern States. Barks is
one of the last counties this side of Mason's &
Dixon's line, where we would have expected
say feeling of this .ort.—..Teurnal.
[From the Baltimore Sue.
The fervor and enthusiasm of a political cam
paign invariably produce many things that are
exceptionable to the proprietiee• and decencies
of life ; they are, however, generally overlook
ed and suffered to pasi without speciVemark,
except perhaps by the most reflecting and moral
portions of the community. They are attribu
ted to the thoughtless ardor of party zeal, and
willingly forgotten in the excitement of the
strife. lint there are sonic things not so venial;
and an article has just arrested our eye, which,
in view of the deliberation inseparable from its
composition and publication, is highly reprehen
sible and almost unpardonable. It originated in
a Philadelphia paper, and we hind it, copied into
the columns of a journal where, to say the least,
we never expected to see such an outrage upon
the decencies of life.
The article professes to he the " Catechism
of the Taylor party," and is introduced with
some remarks, from which We take one or two
sentences, selliciently indicative of the moral
sense of the individual to whom it was commit
ted for publication:
"The following exquisite parody was sent us
yesterday, and we relish its points so much that
we omit our ustml article, in order to make im
mediate room for it."
From this 4, exquisite parody," which we have
no inclination to insert at length, we take one
"Q.—Rehearse the articleS of thy belief.
" A .--T believe all that Harry says---that
great embodiment,' and in the Godlike Dan-
iel,' his right-hand man, who was conceived by
the Hartford Convention, suffered the pains qf
always getting the go-by, died several timet,
and stuck up his head, however, nt the last
Whig-Convention; who ascended into Boston,
and now sitteth on the right hand of Abbot Law
rence, from whence he will demand his rights
in 1852, if the Whig party get resuscitated from
nativism by that time."
We affect no " rigid righteousness," nor do
we aspire to be a "teacher in Israel," but re
ally it seems to us that nobody at all sensible of
the importance of that common reverence which
pertains to and should be cherished for sacred
things, can read such a paragraph without an
instinctive aversion of feeling. Apart front the
impropriety of such a publication as it relates
to the individual, and of so flagrant a violation
of the respect due to the feelings of a very large
portion of the community with reference to all
parties, the demoralizing effect of deliberate lev
ity on the part of the press in the allusion to or
use of religious things, is inconceivable. They
safety of our republic is more nearly allied with
the influences of a pure ehristianity than per
haps any of us are sufficiently aware ; and to
what extent soever we may have occasion to ob
ject to sectarianism and fanaticism, we are not
the less convinced of the necessity and import
ance of the reverential use of sacred things.
EC' The papers alluded to in the above are
the Philadelphia Times and Keystone, and the
Washington Union. The former a leading Lo
cofoco paper in Philadelphia, and the latter the
organ of the Polk administration, and the lead
ing Locofoco paper in the United States ! We
ask the attention of the religious community to
the commentary of the Sun, a paper neutral in
[From the Daily News.]
General Taylor.--Testimony of Fa
The late Father AntlionYßey, and the vener
able Father McElroy, now pastor of the Endi
cott Street Catholic Church, in Boston, were
appointed Chaplains in the Army of the United
States under Gen. Taylor, in 1846.
The talented and liberal editor of the Albany
Evening Journal, Thurlow Weed, Esq., in a re
cent visit to Boston, called on Father McElroy,
and obtained from that distinguished Clergyman,
the following character of Major General Tay
lor. Mr. Weed, stiftys
We called a few evenings since, when in
Boston, upon the venerable Father McELnov,
one of Gen. TAYLOR'S Chaplains, who is now
Pastor of a Church in Endicott street, and who
is confessedly among the most enlightened and
devoted Philanthropists and Christians is the
Union. He was near Gen. Taylor through his
most trying scenes in Mexico. He confirms, in
the most emphatic language, all the highly favor
able opinions we had previously heard express
ed by Maj. KIDAY, Capt. HENRY and other dis
tinguished officers who have served long and re
putably with him. Father IVlcEmioy says that
Gen. Taylor is a truly great and good man.—
Courage, guided by prudence, and justice, tem
pered with humanity, ate, with Gen. TAYLOR,
prominent characteristics. Temperance and
simplicity of habit and manner mark his inter
course with society. Integrity and Patriotism
stand out boldly in all his official acts. In a
word, Father McEt.sov expresses, as the result
of a familiar acquaintance, his conviction that
Gen. TAYLOR, in the elements that form his
character, and the motives and objects which
prompt and guide him, bears a strong and mark
, ed resemblance to WAsnixn•rox.
The concurring testimony of good men, sol
diers, statesmen and divines, in favor of Gen.
TAYLOR, under circumstances which might be
expected to provoke conflicting opinions, goes
far to establish the patriotism and purity of his
character. If there were seams in his corslet,
his opponents, now that he is a candidate for
President, would find them out, and send their
,javelins through them. If there were blemishes
in his character, or stains upon his reputation,
his rivals would be sure to point them out. But
while his friends refer with pride to Gen. TAY-
Loa's virtues, his opponents find him wholly
CuAnscrEsisric.--The Ohio Statesman, ed
ited by Sam Medary, publishes the affidavits of
two re.en, said to have been volunteers in Mex
ico, proving Gen. Taylor to be profane. The
story is, that the two fellows stole some chick
ens at a ranchero, and Old Zack swore at them,
and said "they were thieves, who had come to
Mexico to steal and not to fight." Their own
statement proves that Gen. Taylor judged them
rightly. Men, says the Boston Atlas, who
would sign such an affidavit would • rob hen
IL7' Old Father Ritchie and several other Lo
cqfoco editors, not satisfied with attacking Gen.
Taylor, are actually assailing Old Whitey. It
won't be safe for them to "assail him in the
rear" as they did Gen. Scott. He might kick
their brains out."—Loui3villo Jou
MORE GRAPE !
The Volunteers for Gen. Taylor.
We learn from the Louisville Journal
that the volunteers are returning home
indignant at the manner in which they
are to be discharged. They expected
to be discharged at the first port in this
country, and to be allowed there their pay
and mileage, that each !night return
home in his own way or go and settle
down wherever he wished.—Many of
them had determined to fix themselves
in the west, and not go home for a year
or two. But not being able to get their
bounty lands and mileage at New Or
leans, they were compelled to submit.
The volunteers aboard the steamer Ha
mer, from Baltimore and Ohio, on their
way (ruin New Orleans to Louisville,
adopted the following resolutions. Out"
of 138 officers and men, 135 signed the
ON BOARD THE STEAMBOAT M. B. HAMER.
New Orleans, July 3, 1848.
At a meeting of the officers and men
attached to the volunteer corps and re•
turning from Mexico, convened on board
the steamer M. B. Hamer, Capt. M. K.
Taylor was called to the chair, when
the following preamble and resolutions
relative to the character of the recent
orders for their transportation, were
unanimously adopted :
We, the undersigned, officers and men
of the volunteer corps attached to the
commands hereafter designated, and on
board the steamboat M. B. Hamer, on our
return from Mexico, cannot, in common
with other volunteers, withhold the ex
pression of our sense of the very signal
manner in which we have been aggriev
ed. Directly conntrary to all former
precedents, when volunteers were dis
charged at the next seaport in the
enemy's country, or the first landing,
place in the United States, and their re
mainder pay ancl,„„mileage disbursed to
them, we have been shipped for those
points whereat we were mustered into
service, without more regard for cur
health or comfort then is usually extend
ed to slaves or cattle, three or four men
being crowded into the space which
should have been allotted to one. Nor
could this distressing arrangement be
obviated by any volition of our own.
We had to embark in such vessels as
were designated by Government orders
received at New Orleans ; and as the
stated pay according to officers and men
while in Mexico, where exorbitant pri
ces are charged for the commonest ne
cessaries of life, rendered economy fu
tile, the disappointment originating from
being defrauded of our mileage, and for
the pitiftil purpose of saving a few thou.
sand dollars to the National Treasury,
has but intensified our distress. Add to
this, that many of us, noncommissioned
officers and men, have to journey to oer
homes, two or three hundred miles froth
those points where we shell be left by
the Government conveyances, without
money, without shoes or clothing, and
with broken health, like vagrants or
beggars, covered with rags and shame;
and dependent on the precarious chari
ty of strangers from which ignominious
humiliatioh a liberal mileage or even a
timely disbursal of our legitimate pay
would have exempted us.
The author of conduct so atrocious,
whether he be Gen. Butler or Prestdent
Polk, (and we consider them both equial
ly culpable, the former being in New
Orleans, at the date referred to above,
to second the execution of the abomi
nable order received from Wris - bington,)
we must naturally hold in the utmost
Resolved, That we most uncondition
ally denounce the manner of our trans
portation from New Orleans as anti-
Democratic in every respect, because
deeply degrading to the citizen soldier;
Resolved, That although we have con
tributed to the elevating into power of
the present administration, and expend
ing our sweat and blood in fighting its
battles in a foreign land, we shall earn
estly do battle against it, and all false
ly styled Democrats, at the corning elec
Resolved, That we shall use entry le
gitimate effort to advance to the chief ma
gistracy of our country Gen. Z. TAYLOR,
whom we believe to be a sound Demo
crat, a true patriot, the soldier's friend,
the friend of justice, and of equal rights;
Resolved, That the Taylor papers
throughout the country give publicity
to the above preamble and resolutions.
VOICE OF THE VOLUNTEERS.-Out of
300 Massachusetts volunteers who reach
ed Louisville, says the Journal, on their
way home, but 11 were for Cass and
all the rest were for Taylor.
in- The Loco Focos argue most logi
cally against the Whigs, thus:
Ist. They never had any principles'
2d. Their principles were very'' bad
3d. They have abandoned their prin
The Barnburners in Ohio are moving. Ara'
recent meeting in Cincinatti, ratifying the nom
ination of Martin Van Buren, they adopted the
Resolved, That the free democracy of Hamil
ton county, respectfully invite John Van Buren
to visit Cincinatti, and assist them in the con
version of the heathen democracy to the true