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HUNTINGDON, TUESDAY, SEPT. 5, 18,18.
Democratic Whig Yomivatimis.
GEN. ZACIIARY TAILOR..
FOR VICE PRESIDENT :
SRN ATOMM. MAXTOR.,
THOMAS M. T. M'ICENNAN, of Washington,
Jogs P. SANDERSON, of Lebanon.
I. Joseph G. Clarkson, 13. Henry Johnson,
2. John P. Wetherill, It. William Colder,
3. James M. Davis, Id. William M'llvaine,
4. Thomas W. Duffield, 16. Charles W. Fisher,
.5. Daniel 0. Hitner, 17. Andrew G. Curtin,
6. Joshua Dang,on, IS. Thos. R. Davidson,
7. john D. Steele, 19. Joseph Markle,
John Landis, 20. Daniel Agnew,
9. Joseph Schmucker, 21. Andrew Loomis,
10. Charles Snyder, 22. Richard Irvin,
11. William G. Hurley. 23. Thomas S. Sill,
12. Francis Tyler. 21. Sam'lA.Furviance
WM. F. JOHNSTON.
FOR CANAL COMMISSIONER:
Augustus K. Cornyn, of Huntingdon.
Theo. H. Cremer, of Huntingdon.
REGISTER AND RECORDER.
Matthew F. Campbell, of Henderson.
William Hutchinson, of Warriormark
Thos• W. Nee3y, of Dublin
Henry Gratius, of Alexandria
og— V. B. PALMER, Esq. is nnr author
izarl agent for receiving inlyerii,ements and
subscriptions in the sit ie; of Philadelphia, Bob.
armors and New York, and for collecting and
receipting for the sane.
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Extra Copies or Clayton's Great
We have still on hand a large number of extra
copies of the Journal containing Senator CLAY
TON'S GREAT SPEECH IN DEFENCE OF
GEN. TAYLOR, which we will furnish at the
low price of $2.00 per hundred. Clubs and indi
viduals, anxious to advance the canoe of the glori
otts old hero of Buena Vista, and thus do their
country some service, can more effectually do
so by circulating this speech among the People,
than in almost any other way. Single copies at
TAYLOR STATE CONVENTION-•THE
By a letter from a Harrisburg correspondent,
it will be seen that WILLIAM F. JOHNSTON,
of Armstrong, the present acting Governor, has
been nominated as the Whig candidate for Gov
ernor. Mr. Cooper declined being a candidate,
and the name of Mr. Pollock was withdrawn by
his friends. This unparalleled unanimity, of
itself, is a strong indication of victory. For in
the language of Gen. Taylor to Gen. Wool,
when we all pull together we can't be whip
ped," and especially when our opponents are
split up into bitter, uncompromising antagonis
In the person of our nominee, we recognize
one of the strongest and most popular men in
Pennsylvania. Mr. JOHNSTON is a statesman of
no ordinary intellect, and as an orator, has but
few equals in the State. He is devotedly at
tached to and well understands the interests of
Pennsylvania. He is liberal in bis views, and
therefore always possessed a commanding influ
ence in the State Legislature, of which he was
a member for several years. Last fall he was
elected to the State Senate in the district com
posed of Armstrong, Clearfield, Indiana and
Cambria—a strong Locofoco district, in which
Mr. Bigler had previously been elected by 1500
majority ! In Armstrong county, where Mr.
Johnston resides, he was beaten by less than
100 votes, while Mr. Skunk's majority was
More than 500. In short, he is universally pop
ular with all who know him, and deservedly so,
and can and will be elected the next Governor
of Pennsylvania, if the Whigs but do their duty.
We have not room to say more in regard to
our Gubernatorial candidate to-slay. To the
Whigs of Huntingdon county we will say in
conclusion, rally around the standard of Gov.
JOHNSTON at once. 'He is every way wor
thy your cordial and united support. His elec
tion will be an honor and a blessing to the State,
and will decide the whole Presidential election.
Rally, then at once, and let every township in
the county be put in such a state of organiza
tion as will ensure a unanimous turn out at the
Polls on the second Tuesday of October.
Gov. Johnston , ' Speech.
The speech of Goy. JooNsTnN, recently deliv
ered at a Taylor Meeting in Lancaster city, will
be found on our first page. We ask every can
did inquirer after truth, to read and ponder the
sentiments therein expressed. Now that Mr.
Johnston is a candidate for the high office of
Governer of Pennsylvania, his opinions become
doubly inipurtant, and should be understood by
every voter in the State. And we feel assured
that every unprejudiced reader will rise from
the perusal of this speech fully convinced that
its author is in heart and in practice, a true
friend of Pennsylvania and her interests.
CCU' The proceedings of the Whig State Con ,
uition pnbli.he•l in our next,
[Correspondence of the Huntingdon Journal.]
HAIIRISBURG, Aug. 31, 1818.
Nominations for Governor.
Ma. CLARIC--.D, Sir :-The Locofoco Con
vention met here yesterday in the hall of the
H. R. and had 4 ballottings with the following
Ist. 2d. 3d 4th
Judge Morris Longstreth, 49 53 GO 63
Judge J. S. Black, 28 25 25 30
Hot,. Wm. Bigler, 21 29 27 21
Judge Nathaniel Eldred, 19 17 18 16
Scattering, 9 6
Amid great confusion, F. W. Hughes, of
Schuylkill county, offered a resolution to raise
a committee to ascertain whether Judge Long
streth would, in the event of his nomination va
cate the office of Canal Commissioner. The
friends of Bigler and Black, who desired an ad
journment, which they several times endeavor
ed in vain to effect, and called the yeas and nays
on their motions, now made long speeches on
Mr. Hughes' resolution, and succeeded in talk
ing till night, when the Convention adjourned
till this morning at half past 8 o'clock.
It is said they held a caucus last night. This
morning, at the appointed time, the Convention
met, and after withdrawing Judge Eldred, had
a fifth ballot, as follows
Longsteeth 83. Black 25. Bigler 23.
Longstreth having a majority of all the votes,
was declared nominated.
The Taylor Convention met to-day at 12
o'clock. After the list of delegates was called
over, and the Convention permanently organized,
James Cooper, Wm. F. Johnston and James
Pollock were put in nomination before the Con
vention. A communication from Jas. Cooper
was then presented and read, in which that gen
tleman declined the nomination. The name of
Jas. Pollock was then withdrawn, and on mo
tion, WM. F. JOHNSTON was nominated, by
acclamation, as the candidate of the friends of
Taylor and Fillmore in Pennsylvania for the
office of Governor. Then went up three rous
ing, hearty good cheers for JOHNSTON, and the
Brass Band present immediately after the cheers,
struck up a lively and patriotic national air.—
Next went up three cheers for Taylor and Fill
more, and three more for c , Old Ner•"
Jos. R. Chandler, from a committe appointed
for the purpose, read a series of excellent reso
lutions, which were nnanimously adopted—in
deed there were no nays present at any time du
ring the sitting of the Convention. I never
saw such enthusiasm and good feeling and unan
imity prevail among any assembly of men. The
delegates and strangers from all parts of the
State, are very sanguine of the success of Tay-
Loa and FILLMORE, and Jonstrox and MIDDLES.
The Great Mass Meeting
At Harrisburg was numerously attended. The
Hon. James Cooper presided, and speeches were
delivered by the Chairman, by Gov. Johnston,
by Mr. Dunlap, of Pittsburg, and by Mr.
In the evening other meetings were held in
various places, and at these the speakers' were
numerous. Hon. Mr. Darrah, of Allegheny;
Thos. E Cochran, of York; Mr. Michenir, of
Bucks ; Mr. Oliphant, of Mercer ; Mr. Neville,
of Schuylkill; Hon. Jas. Cooper, and Mr.
M'Michael, were among the number.
The display of fire works was peculiarly bril
liant. The crowds in attendance both during
the (lay and evening, wore such as Harrisburg
has seldom witnessed ; and the feelings of kind
ness and good will—the confidence of success
—the enthusiasm in favor of the candidates,
have never been surpassed.—North Ameriren.
The Penn'a Intelligencer says dead and
spiritless did the Locofoco nomination for Gov
ernor fall upon the party, that they could not
even ,raise a hurra. Their proposed Mass
Meeting! for which extensive arrangements
had been made, was a total failure! Flaming
Handbills, as large as barn doors, were sent out,
and music was paraded around the streets in an
Omnibus to drum up the faithful, but it was
like " calling spirits from the vasty deep," they
called them, but they would not come.
The days of Locofocoism in the old Keystone
3ohnston Mounting the Stump.
The Penn'a Intelligencer of Friday last says
—Gov. JOHNSTON will leave Harrisburg to mor
row morning on a tour through a portion of the
State, and will address the people in a number
of counties on the important issues pending in
the present canvass. He will speak to-morrow
night in Philadelphia ; on Monday in Norris
town, Tuesday in Bucks county, and Wednes
day in old Berks.
The Whig Conferees to nominate a candidate
for Congress, for this district, will meet at
Moyer's Hotel, Lewistown, on Thursday next,
7th inst. Owing to a misunderstanding, the
Conferees were not all present at Brown's
Mills on Friday last.
By reference to the foreign news published in
another column, it will be seen that the insur
rection in Ireland has been put down, and that
Smith O'Brien has been arrested. Since, the
Niagara has arrived, bringing one weeks later
news. Three more Irish leaders, viz Meagher,
Leyne, and O'Donoghne, have been arrested.—
An advance has taken place in 13 , eadstuffs, ow
ing to the alarming extent of the Potato rot, and
the bad weather threatening the harvests.
now Many I
Can the editor of the Globe inform the people
of thiscounty how many Farmers are on the Cass
County Ticket 1 The farming community
would like to hear.
ocr It is rumored that the friends of Lewis
Cass in Ohio, are becoming so scarce, and so
quiet withal, that the few left are shortly ex
pected to mount the Vick cockade as a mark of
Great Enthusiasm for Johnston!
The nomination of WM. P. JOHNSTON as
the Taylor candidate for Governor df Eennsy
vania, was received by the Rough and Ready
Club of this borough, oh Saturday evening last,
With a perfect shout of approbation. The hand
bills calling the meeting were not posted until
about three o'clock on Saturday afternoon, yet
the attendance was as large as at any former
town-meeting, and the enthusiasm unbounded.
The meeting was called to order in the open
air, in front of Cannon's. D. Blair, Esq., pre
sented and read to the meeting the following
resolutions, which were received and unani
mously adopted, amid a perfect storm of enthu
Resolved, That the nonination of WILLIAM
F. JOHNSTON, for Governor, by the Whig
State Convention, meets our most cordial appro
bation. In him we recognize a sotind practical
Statesman well acquainted with the interests of
Pennsylvania, and devoted in all his feelings and
efforts to advance our Commonwealth in the de
velopment of her resources iii protecting the la
bour and the industry cif her citizens, and in
educating all her children.
Resolved, That we can and will elect WIL
LIAM F. JOHNSTON Governor of Pennsyl
Short speeches were then made by Messrs.
Blair, Benedict, Cornyn, Clark and Stewart,
which were rapturously received. The Speak
ers were frequently interrupted by persons in
the crowd proposing "three cheers for BILL
JOHNSTON !" which were always given with a
shout which made the welkin ring. At the con
clusion of Mr. Stewart's speech, a procession
was formed, which marched through the princi
pal streets, sending up, as it passed along, the
most deafening shouts. On returning to head
quarters, Mr. Blair came forward and read to
the meeting a Presidential calculation, clearly
demonstrating, (after conceding to Cass states
which he cannot get, and setting down as doubt
ful some that are certain for Taylor) the elec
tion of old Rough and Ready beyond all perad
venture. The Locofoco meeting having adjourn
ed some time previous, a large number of Cass
men were present at the reading of this calcula
tion, and felt not a little disheartened at the
sure prospect of defeat which it guaranteed to
them. The following is the calculation alluded
The whole number of Electoral votes is 290
of which 116 will be a majority :
Certain for Taylor. Certain for Cass.
Louisiana, 6 Maine, 0
New Jersey, 7 New Hampshire, 6
Delaware, 3 Virginia, 17
Maryland, 8 Alabama, 9
Georgia, 10 Mississippi, 6
Indiana, 12 Missouri, 7
Vermont, 6 Arkansas, 3
Massachusetts, 12 Michigan, 5
Rhode Island, 4 Texas, 4
Connecticut, 6 Wisconsin, 4
New York, 36
North Carolina, 11 70
South Carolina, 9
After the reading of this estimate, the Club ad
journed with three cheers for TAYLOR and
FILLMORE, three for BILL JOHNSTON,
three for old NER and three for the Popular
WHIG COUNTY TICKET.
Longstreth Ratification Meeting.
The Cass men were drilling all last week for
a "GRAND RALLY" at Cout's on Saturday
evening, to ratify the Gubernatorial nominee of
their State Convention. It is well known, how
ever, that they did not expect Longstreth to be
that nominee. As usual the whole Canal force
was drilled up by the mud boss, and all that could
be drummed from the surrounding townships for
ten miles around were brought to town to swell
the " Grand Rally." After all this drilling, it
is admitted by the candid men of both parties,
that the procession of the Rough and Ready
Club, made up entirely from the borough, con
tained as many if not more VOTERS than march
ed in the Cass and Longstreth " Grand Rally."
But they failed more signally in enthusiasm than
in numbers. Their meeting appeared as solemn
as if they had been called together on some
melancholly occasion. And their procession
appeared more like a funeral procession than a
political demonstration. The nomination of
Hon. Morris Longstreth chilled them as effec
tually as would a cold shower bath in January.
They felt that he is bound to be defeated. And
the enthusiastic shouts for BILL JOHNSTON,
continually going up from the head quarters of
the Rough and Ready Club contributed va'sliY
to this feeling. After listening to a long prosey
speech from Major Campbell, and a short one
from John Scott, Esq. they adjourned, and at
tended almost in a body the Rough and Ready
Club meeting (doubtless to get rid of the Long
streth chill with which they had been unani
mously attacked) which was still in "full tide
of successful operation."
In short, the meeting instead of being a 4, Grand
Rally," turned out one ~ Grand" failure. The
speeches were failures, they failed in enthusi
asm, the procession was a failure, and by way
of encouragement, we can inform them they
will fail in October and November, when they
come to meet the forces of JOHNSTON and
TAYLOR at the Ballot-box. So mote it be.
When the People read the slang of the Globe
in relation to the unexceptional Whig county
Ticket, all we ask of them is to compare it with
the Ticket put in nomination by the Cass men.
When this is done we have nothing further to
ask. We know what the verdict will be.
130= - The New Brunswick Times, the able
and vigorous organ of the democracy of Middle
sex county, N. J., has taken down the Cass and
Butler flag, and put up the names of Van Buren
nom Morris Longstreth,
One of the members of the Board of Canal
Commissioners, has been nominated as the Cass
candidate for Governor. Mr. L. was elected
Canal Commissioner last fall, and before he has
shown any qualifications to fill that office, has
managed to secure, through the intrigues of
Jesse Miller and Henry Petriken, in whose
keeping he is, a nomination for the office of
Governor. Mr. L. is notoriously incompetent,
and how his nomination was effected against
such men as Wm. Bigler, Esq., and Judge
Black, is an enigma to both Whigs and uninitia•
ted Loeofocos. It is true that he is immensely
wealthy, but from the usual tone of our oppo
nents, we would have thought that this fact
would have been rather an objection than a rec
ommendation. How was he nominated, is there
fore still the question 7 We opine Jesse Miller
could tell. How he will be defeated, the Peo
ple will show him in October.
Andrew Parker, Esq•,
Has been nominated by the tocofoeUs of this
District as their candidate for Congress. Re
member, Whigs of Huntingdon county, that
this is the same gentleman who said in the
Court House in this borough, a few weeks ago,
that there was a common bond of sympathy be
tween the *Whigs and British—the same man
who in effect charged you all with being Barri.
Toms! And remeunber, too, that the last
. sustained Mr. Parker in
offering to you this iu.u/t, and made a sickly at
tempt to prove that the libellous charge was
just and true f
A Bold Lie.
But, as if this were not sufficiently insult
ing, the Journal broadly and undeniably insinu
ates that the Volunteers would prefei the dime
of thieving than the "humbling" act OT fesent
ing an aggravated stretch of tyranny by an
officer !"—linstingdon Globe.
Now, the readers of our paper know that we
never insinuated any thing like the above in re
gard to the volunteers. And, while we can tol
erate, and expect to see some little misrepre
sentation in the heat of a political campaign,
we distinctly inform the editor of the Globe,
that we will not allow him to thus wantonly
slander and libel us, for the purpose of advan
cing his party interests. He has already played
this game quite long enough.
What act of 44 tyranny" does the Globe dare
charge to Gen. Taylor I If he ever erred in his
discipline, even his enemies admit that it was
always on the side of humanity. The very vol
unteers who perjured themselves to slander him,
are living monuments of his mercy! And yet
the Globe charges him with tyranny. The wri
ting editor knows full well that Gen. Taylor
never shot a deserter. Why, then, his sneak
ing, dastardly insinuation that the "old man"
is tyrannical and cruel
“One Office at a Time.”
How do you like your nominee for Gover
nor I" inquired a Whig of a Locofoco the other
day. "Not very well," replied the Loco.
voted for Longstreth for Canal Commissioner
last fall, and before he has shown himself fit to
fill that office, he asks for another." One
office at a time," continued the Loco, "should,
in my opinion, satisfy the most greedy office
hunter in the State, and as far as my vote goes,
Mr. Longstreth shall not get another office un
til he has served out his time as Canal Commis
sioner. I will vote for BILL JoitysToN, as he
is familiarly called, this time, because I believe
him to be a clever and a very competent man."
One office at a time," will be the motto of
more than one honest democrat this fall, if we
are not sadly mistaken in the signs of the
Last fall, when Gen. Irvin was the Whig can
didate for Governor, the Locofoco papers, from
one end of the State to the other, rang the chan
ges on Gen. IrVin's great wealth. They said
he was " too rich" to receive the votes of poor
men, and called upon this class to come out and
oppose him. Now, however their views of rich
men, appear to have undergone a great change.
They are supporting a candidate for President,
who is worth about HALF A MILLION of
dollars, and who is notoriously one of the most
high strung ARISTOCRATS in the country.—
Not satisfied with this, they have nominated for
Governor a retired CITY MERCHANT, who pos
sesses more than TREBLE the wealth of Gen.
Irvin, and who, previous to his election to the
office of Canal Commissioner, was living in lux
urious ease at his PRINCELY COUNTRY SEAT,
in the county of Montgomery. "Consistency"
thou art indeed "a jewel !" Lewis Cass and
Morris Longstreth the candidates of the pure
Democracy ! 0, Moses !
Hon. DANIEL WEBSTER delivered a speech at
Marshfield, Massachusetts, on Friday, last to
about two thousand persons.
He took strong grounds in favor of General
Taylor'S election, and denied his nomination
had had anything to do with the question of sla
very. He was very severe upon the course pur
sued by Mr. Van Buren and the Free Soil party.
Taylor in Wisconsin.
In Wisconsin there are now the most cheering
indications that that young and vigorous State
will go for Taylor and Fillmore. The Barn
burners will take off so large a number of the
Democracy, that the Whigs will triumph. A
letter from a Barnburner, to his friend in New
York, says ;
RACINE, August 1, 1848,
" I arrived here from Buffalo in the steamer
Baltic. Now, a word about General Taylor.—
You all know that I am a Barnburner ; but um
as well satisfied as I want to be, that there is
just as much impossibility for any body else to
take here, besides Taylor, as there is of setting
the Lake on fire. Why, every thing is " Tay
lor." " General Taylor's Recess," " General
Taylor's Clothing Store," &c. I am surprised
to see folks led away from the right path. We
took a vote on the boat, and there was not a
Cass man on board ; but there were some Barn
burners. The Taylor men I will not say any
ahing about, for I want to keep my side good !"
11^✓' A malignant diarrhea prevails to a great
extent in the vicinity of Dayton, Ohio, that is
regarded as a premonitory symptom of cholera.
The Volunteers and Gen. Taylor.
To read Locofoco papers, one would imagine
that the Volunteers would, to a man almost,
support Cass and Butler. But when brought in
contact with the brave soldiers themselves, and
hear their sentiments from their own lips, you
at once come to the conclusion that the very re
verse is the case. In support of this, read the
following account of the speeches of Capt. Mc-
KAMEC and Lieut. MADSON, delivered at a Whig
meeting at Canoe Creek, a few days ago, which
we take from the Blair County Whig:
"Capt. MCKAMEY was then called out, and
after the cheering had subsided, made a touch
ing, soul-stirring and effective address, giving a
glowing account of the political changes, from
Whigs to Locofocos, which had taken place in
Mexico, consisting in all of two Native Ameri
coas—Col. Wyncoop and Capt. Naylor—the
former of Whom, he said, never was a Whig ;
and portraying in strong and condemnatory lan
guage the wrong inflicted by the Administration
on Gen. SCOTT, while in Mexico nobly and gal
lantly fighting the battles of our country, and
concluded by telling the meeting that he had
frequently taken .. Old Rough and Ready" by
the hand, and that a braver, nobler and better
man did not live. Capt. McKamey's speech
I produced the deepest sensation, coming from a
brave officer and a sterling Whig. Lieutenant
MADSON, who was an officer in Captain McKa
mey's company, was then culled upon, and sus
tained every statement and deduction made by
I Capt. McKamey. Lieut. Madson made a thril
-1 ling and patriotic speech, burning with indigna
tion at the treatment Gen. Scott had received
at the hands of the Administration, and calling
his Maker to witness, that if he had gone to
Mexico a Locofoco, the wrongs inflicted by the
Administration on Gen. Scott while in Mexico,
would have made him a Whig. The speeches
made by Capt. McKamey and Lieut. Madson
produced the deepest sensation, and did honor
lo ther heads and hearts."
tassisla Mowing Up
Locolocoism in the Southern State, hke in Illi
nois and IVtichigan, is giving way at the knees
under the Weight of Lewis Cass. Ills dough
facing fOr Slavery, While it has angered the
North beyond endurance, has failed to secure
for him all of the' Sotttli. Cass Is not now like
ly to receive (he of those States which
have always been considered hopelessly LoCo
foco. We are led to these remarks by a letter
in the 'Milledgeville (Ga.) Recorder, front
Montgomery, Alabama, which thus speaks of
the opposition to Cass in that region :
c. In, and immediately around Montgomery,
nearly all the leading Democrats are opposed to
Cass. Certainly those who have heretofore
been most prominent are opposed to Gen. Cass ;
and among the number are Messrs. Belser, Yan
cey, John Elmore, N. Harris, Scott, Semple,
May and others. Mr. Belser came out, on the
21st instant, in the Montgomery Advertiser, in
a long article, against Cass. They have been
arranging to start a paper there in opposition to
Gen. Cass. It is to be conducted by their ablest
writers. I learn an effort will be made to run
a third candidate. If it should not be done,
some of the party will vote for General Taylor
and Fillmore too."
Blair County Locofocos and Capt.
The Blair County Whig says In the re
marks of Captain Meliamey, at Canoe Creek,
on Saturday last, he stated, that immediately
after arriving in Hollidaysburg, on his return
from Mexico, he was waited upon by a gentle•
man Locofoco, high in authority, and tendered
the nomination for Assembly ! ! The Captain,
however, was found too old a bird to be caught
All for TaylOr.
The Wayne Guards, it appears returned from
Mexico, unanimously in favor of Old Rough
and Ready. Capt. MCKAMEY stated in his
speech at Canoe Creek the other day that he
did not know of a SINGLE MEMBER. or• vim COM-.
rAxx which he had commanded, who would not
cast his vote for "Old Rough and Ready." Does
this look like the volunteers going for Cass ?"
They remember the bill projected by this func
tionary to reduce their pay, while in Mexico,
and are determined that he shall know it on the
7th of November next.
Two More Papers out against Cast !
The Tioga Banner, a rank locofoco paper,
published at Wellsborough, Tioga county, in
this State, has hauled down the Cass and Butler
flag, and run up that of Van lltiren and Adams.
The Rod County Democrat, published at
Jonesville, Wisconsin, has hauled down the
Cass and Butler flag and now goes for Van HU
ren and Adams. The editor says that the de
fection from Cass is so great in that region that
the party had better abandon him altogether.—
The ~n oise and confitsion" it still increasing,
and a circumstance.," are forming Impregnable
barriers to the election of Cass.
The Prospect in Ohio.
That staunch Whig paper, the Cincinnati Ga
zette, says :- 66 Our advice, from the eastern
and northern parts of the State are encouraging
to the Whigs. ' Ford will get as large a major.
ity as any candidate for Governor ever did on
the Reserve,' and Taylor will also have a ma•
jority. The Friends in the eastern counties,
who were dissatisfied with Taylor, prefer him
to Cuss or Van Buren, decidedly, and are corn.
ing out to his support. In the southern, central
and southwestern portions of the State, we are
informed that the Whigs are wide awake, and
gaining strength daily. Ohio will do her duty."
The Xenia Torch Light also rays.--""Not a
single Whig paper in Ohio has hoisted the name
of Martin Van Buren as a candidate for Presi
dent, or either directly or indirectly advocates
his election." All honor to them for it! "In
the dark and troubled night that is upon us, we
see no star to guide us to the harbor of safety,
but the principles of the glorious Whig party of
the United States."
p LATF o ß ms,—Washington Platfornt.— ,, An
honest zeal and unremitting attention to the in
terests of the United States are all I dare prom
Taylor Platform.-- ,4 1t will ever be my pride
and constant endeavor to serve the country with
all the ability I possess."
Cass Platforms.—" The noise and ocnfusion
which pervades this assembly will prevent my
being heard on the important topics to which
you have called my attention.."
SLANDERS ON GEN. TAYLOR.
The Memphis Appeal and Gen. LEVIN R. Coe
having Undertaken to make political capital for
Gen. Cass by slandering the Old hero of Buena
Vista, he was written to on the subject, and in
the letter below, which we copy from the Mem
phis Eagle, nailed the lies to the counter. We
much mistake the character of the people with
out respect to party, if they will permit an old
soldier to be attrociously slandered and libelled,
day after day, without visiting with their deep
est reprobation, the authors of such iniquities.
The following is Gen. Taylor's letter
BATON ROUGE, LA., Aug. 5, 1818.
MY DEAR SlR.—Your esteemed letter of the
7th ult. enclosing a slip cut from the "Memphis
Appeal," was this moment received, containing
statements said to have been made by me dis
respectful of the volunteer* ; among others, that
I had said they were not worth their rations
and that this can be proved, together withmany
other evidences of unkindness towards them on
my part; all of which is without the slightest
foundation. There is but little doubt in my
mind that he who invents a falsehood to injure
his neighbor or fellow citizen, as well as he who
lends himself to, and aids, in giving circulation
to the same, knowing it to be false, would not
hesitate one moment to swear to it on the Holy
Bible. My numerous official reports to the
War Department in relation to the gallant and
patriotic volunteers, which have been so exten
sively published in most of the leading journa Is
of the country, give the lie direct to the state
ments in question; and which the gentleman of
the "Appeal" might have known had they looked
an inch beyond their noses, or wished to have
made themselves acquainted with all the facts
in the case, before they published so gross a
slander in regard to one who never injured them
and whose only crime was, that his name, with
out his agency in the matter, had been brought
before the country by a portion of his fellow
citizens for the first office in the gift of a great
and free people.
A s to the romantic story about the wounded sol
dier, at Buena Vista (In connexion with a Mex
ican lady) which ended so tragically, and who
is said to have been shot by my order, it is with
out the slightest foundation ; nothing of the kind
or even approaching it, ever took place,. nor do
I believe was ever heard of except at Memphis
and vicinity, IN fare it was pUblished in the
"Appeal ;' it is on a par with the story that I
had spoken d'sresp!ctfully of, and otherwise
outraged the rob/nicer., ; and a more base and
heartfelt calumny was 'lever propagated. Not
a drop of American blood was shed by my or
der while in Mexico, nor that of a Mexican,
except in the heat of battle.
The Whole matter contained in said slip is ton
Billy to be credited, nor would I have noticed
it had I not deemed it iitoper td re to•
y y our
I must, from my position expect to be assail
ed by many Unscrupulous editors of newspapers
as well as hired demagogues, without regard to
truth, decency, or any thing else. I have there
fore made up my mind not to stiffer such things
to annoy me, let them emanate from what quar
ter they may; but to <, purstle the even tenet
of my way," without turning to the right or to
the left to notice them.
With considerations of high respect and es
Your friend and obt. servt.
Something for the Free Soil Whig4i
to Reflect upon--propoged
Hatton of the Union! I
The Anti-Slavery Standard, in an article re=
joking over the action of the Iluflitlo Conten
tion, and commending the movements of the
Free Soil" party, says :
It must become STRICTLY .1 NORTHERN PAR
TY, and such a party, determined to assert, and
defend Northern rights and interests, must come
in direct and deadly conflict with slavery itself.
And such a conflict, when it comes; must end
in the destruction of slavery, or THE DISSO
LUTION OF THE UNION. The Abolition
ists, in contending for No UNION WITH
11OLDERS, humble as they are, and without influ
ence RS they may seem to be, are standing ?you
the ground to which the North (Northern party,)
meat cow at . last. Enchained and entangled as
j we are in the Compromises of the Constitution,
we cannot rid ourselves of the domination of
the slave-power, so long as slavery, OR Tint
PRESENT CONSTITUTION EXISTS. The slavehold
era will yield the Compromises only when the
Abolition of slavery renders them no longer
needful, To mina Timm, though it may not
abolish slavery, WILL DISSOLVE THE
The Standard is the open and avowed advo
cate of a Dissolution of the Union : and as tend
ing to that result, it commends the "Free Soil"
movement and the support of the Buffalo nomi
nees. It says--" The issue of Abolition or
Di.ointion, must come, and for that end re's
labor and wait ; to that end we look with HOPE
to the movements of the Free Soil party."
With such a prospect and such " hopes," can
any Whig join in or aid the movement I God
forbid ! A Whig aid in producing a dissolution
of the Union! Perish the thought! Stand by
the party—the National Whig Party—by it alone
can the country be saved. In the language of
theeloquent Webster , — ,, b, the dark and trouble 4
night that is upon us, 1 see no star above the ,
horizon, promising light to guide us, but 11,
i Wel/igen!, patriotic, united WHIG PARTY
the United States:"
Tnytort to MAsssent:srrrs---The nomina
tions made at Buffalo cannot have much effect
upon the Whigs of Massachusetts, for they al
ready begin to see the folly of voting for one
locofoco in preference to another. The New
Hampshire Gazette states that all the gentlemen
irt Franklin county, who signed the call for the
Worcester Convention, save D. W. Alvan),
have concluded to support TAYLOR and F
TAYLOR IN NEW YOILIC.-A Utter was meek.-
ed in Boston, a day or two shire, from• owe of
the most distinguished and intelligent Whigs in
the State of New York, in Which he states, that
General Taylor will'6 have a plurality of roes
In every county of the State, save one.''
The Lecofece Papers,
Says the Albany Journal, "are eulogising
Cuss in an article entitled "The Toils of an
Ohl Pioneer." They forget, however, to add,
that for these as toils" the ,6 old plotter:" recei
ved from $2O to $3O per duy !! Almoot any
man would be willing to undergo very severe
toils" at these rates."
OCr The Louisville Journal understands from
one of Gen. Taylor's friends, that he will prob
ably be compelled to visit that city in a few
weeks, on important private business.