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"TO SPEAK HIS THOUGHTS IS EVERY FREEMAN'S RlGHT."—Thomas Jefftrson,
TUNKHANNOCK, PA., WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 1867-
DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
A DECLARATION BT THE REPRKSBNTA
TIVEB OF THE UNITBD STATES OF AMER
ICA, IV GENERAL CONGRESS ASSEMBLED
AS,'FIRST WRITTEN AND AFTERWARD
WHEN, in the course of human events,
it becomes necessary for one people to dis
solve the political bands which have con
nected them with another, and to assume
among the powers of the earth the separate
and equal station to which the laws of na
ture's God entitle them, a decent respect
to the opinions of mankind requires that
they should declare the causes which impel
them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident:
that all men are created equal; that they
arc endowed by their Creator with inalien
able rights ; that among these are life, lib
erty, and the pursuit of happiness ; that to
secure these rights, governments are insti
tuted among men, deriving their
just powers from the consent *of the
governed;! that whenever any form
of government becomes destructive
of these ends, it is the right of the people
to alter or abolish it, and to institute new
government, laying its foundation on such
principles, and organizing its powers in such
form, as to them shall seem most likely to
effect their safety and happiness. Pru
dence, indeed, will dictate that govern
ments long established should not bo chang
ed for light and transient, causes; and ac
cordingly all experience hath shown that
mankind are more disposed to suffer while
evils are sufferable, than to right themselves
by abolishing the forms to which they are
accustomed. But when a long train of
abuses and usurpations [begun at a distin
guished period and] pursuing invariably
the same object, evinces a design to reduce
them under absolute despotism, it is their
right, it is their duty to throw off such gov
ernment, and to provide new guards for
their future security. Such has been the
patient sufferance of these colonies ; and
such is now the necessity which coustrains
them to their former systems of govern
ment, The history of the present king of
Great Britain is a history of injuries and
usurpations, in direct object the establish
ment of an obsolute tyranny over these
states. To prove this, let facts be submit
ted to a candid world [for the truth of
which we pledge a faith yet unsullied by
He has refused his assent to laws the
most wholesome and necessary for the
He has forbidden his Governors to pass
laws of immediate and pressing importance,
unless suspended in their operation till his
assent should be obtained ; and, when so
suspended, he has utterly neglected to at
He has refused to pas* other laws for
the accommodation of large districts of peo
ple, unless those people would relinquish
right of representation in the legislature ;
a right inestimable to them, and formida
ble to tyrants only.
lie has called together legislative bod
ies at places unnsual, uncomfortable, and
distaotjrom tho depository of their public
records, foi the sole purpose of fatiguiug
them into complience with his measures.
He has resolved representative houses
repeatedly, for opposing, with manly firm
ness, his invasion on the rights ot the peo
He has refused, for a long time after
such dissolutions, to cause others to be
elected; whereby the legislative powers,
incapable of annihilation, have returned to
the people at large for their exercise ; the
State remaining, in the mean time, expos
ed to all the danger of invasion from with
out, and convulsions within.
He has endeavored to prevent the pop
ulation of these States; for that purpose,
obstruciing the laws for naturalization of
foreigners ; refusing to pass others to en
courage their migration hither, and rais
ing the conditions of new appropriations
He has obstructed the administration of
justice, by refusing his assent to laws for
He has made judges dependent on bis
will alone, tor the tenure of their offices,
and payment of their salaries.
He has erected a multitude of new of
fices, and sent hither swarms of officers to
harass our people, and eat out their sab
lie has kept among us, i 0 tirs,e ß of
peace, standing armies, without 'the con
sent of our legislature,
. , Ue has affected to vender the military
independent of, aur a s; u p er i o r to, the civil
He has with others, to sub
ject us to ' A jurisdiction foreign to our con.
stitu.tio anc ] unacknowledged by our laws
giving his assent to their acts of pretended
For quartering large bodies of armed
troops among us ;
For protecting them, by a mock trial,
from puhishnicnt, for any muruers which
they should commit on tho inhabitants of
For cutting off our trade with all parts
of the world:
For imposing taxes on as without our
For depriving us, in maD.y cases, of the
benefits of trial by jury :
For transporting us beyond seas to bo
ried for pretended offences :
For abolishing the free system of Eng
lish laws in a neighboring province, estab
lishing therein an arbitrary government,
and enlarging its bouodaJ.ies, 60 as to ren-
der it at once an example and fit instru
ment for introducing the same absolute
rnle into these colonies :
For taking away our charters, abolish
ing our most valuable laws, aud altering,
fundamentally, the powers of our govern
For suspending our own legislatures,
and declaring themselves invested with
power to legislate for us in all cases what
He has abdicted government here, by
declaring us out of his protection,! aud
waging war against us.
He Las plundered our seas, ravaged our
coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed
the lives of our people.
He is, at this time, transporting large
armies of foreign mercenaries to complete
the works of death, desolation, and tyran
ny, already begun, with circumstances of
cruelty and perfidy scarcely paralleled in
the most barbarous ages, and totally un
worthy the head of a civilized nation.
He has constrained our fellow-citizens,
taken captive on the high sens, to bear
arms against their country, to become the
executioners of their friends and brethren
or to fall themselves by their hands.
He has excited domestic insurrections
amongst us, and has endeavored to bring
on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the,
merciless Indian savages, whose known
rnle of warfare is an undistinguished de
struction, of all ages, sexes, and conditions.
In every stage of these oppressions, we
have petitioned for redress, in the most
humble terms; our repeated petitions
havefbeen answered only by seated injury.
A prince, whose character is thus marked
by every act which may dc-fine a tyrant, i 3
unfit to be the ruler of a free people.
Nor have wo been wanting in attention
to our British brethren. Wc have warned
them, from rime to time, of attempts made
by their legislature to extend an unwar
rantable jurisdiction over us. We have
reminded them of the circumstances of
our emigration and settlement here. We
have appealed to their native justice and
magnanimity, and we have conjured them,
by the ties of our common kindred, to dis
cover these usurpation which would inter
rupt our connections and correspondence.
They, too, have bean deaf to the voice of
justice and consanguinity, We must,
therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which
denounces our separation, and hold them,
as we hold the rest of mankind, enemies
in war, in peace, friends.
We. therefore, the representatives of the
United States of America in General Con
gress assembled, do in the name, and by
the authority of the good people of these
[states, reject and renounce all allegiance
and subjection to the kings of Great Bri
tain a and all others who may hereafter, claim
by, through, or under them ; we utterly dis
solve all political connection whirh may
heretofore have subsisted between as and
the people or parliament of Great Britain;
and finally we do assert and declare these
colonies to be free and independent states]
and that as free and independent States,
they have full power to levy war, con
clude peace, contract alliances, establish
commerce, and to do all other acts and
things which independent states may of
right do, And for the support of this
declaration, we mutually pledge to each
other our lives, our fortunes, and our sa
The foregoing declaration * was, by or
der of Congrcs, engrossed, and signed by
the following members :
New Hampshire, Mazsachusett Bay,
Josiah Bartlett, Samuel Adams,
William Whipple, John Adams,
Mathew Thornton, Robert Treat Paine
Rhode Island. Delaware.
Stephen Hopkins, Csar Rodndy,
William Ellery, George Read,
Connecticut. Thomas M'Kean.
Roger Sherman, Maryland.
Samuel Huntington, Samuel Chase,
William Williams, William* Paca,
Oliver Wolcott Thomas Stone,
New York. Charles Carroll.
William Floyd, Virginia
Philip Livingston, George Wythe,
Francis Lewis, Richard Henry Lee
Lewis Morris, _ ' Thomas Jefferson,
New Jersey Benjamin Harrison
Richard Stockton, Thomas Nelson, jr.
John Witherspoon F. Lightfoot Lee,
Francis Hopkinson, Carter Braxton.
John Hart, North Carolina.
Abraham Clark. William Hooper,
. Pennsylvania. Joseph Hewes,
Robert Morris, John Fenn.
Benjamin Rush, South Carolina.
Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledgc,
John Morton, Thomas Hey ward,
George Clymer, Thomas Lynch jr.
James Smith, Arthur Middleton.
George Taylor, Georgia.
James Wilson, Button Gwinnett,
George Ross, Lyman Hall,
MAM'S GOT HOLD ON MT " TILTERS."—
Tha Smithfield Times tells another story
illustrative of the old saw that "the courso
of true love never did run smooth." A
young couple in Smith had laid a plan to
outwit the vigilance of cruel parents and
elope. The Times tolls the sequel thus;
The youth stood .beneath the window—the
lady attempted to climb out—when, oh !
horror, some Bne detained her from the
rear! "Why dost thou not come, gentle
Amelia !" She answered in an agitated,
voice "I can't Bill, mam's got hold or.
A RAIL-ROAD ACQUAINTANCE.—A West
ern rail-road conductor tells the following
capital hit, of which The Times, of Cincin
nati, "makes a note
"One day last week," aaid he, "there
came on board of the cars, from one of the
up-country stations, a very pretty, genteel
young lady, on her way to this city. She
was alone ; so I waited upon her to a good
seat, and made her as comfortable as possi
ble. It was a few minutes before the
starting honr,and she was so agreeable and
so talkative, that I lingered, and we had a
"Afterward, when collecting the tickets,
she detained me again an instant, and gave
me some fine peaches, which she said came
from her friends orchard in the country ;
and really, I began to think that I had not
had so charming a passenger for many a
"Well, we arrived] at the depot; and
I attended her to the carriage, handed up
her carpet-bag ; and, afterjall what do you
think she said ?"
Now we thought, of course, that the
young lady would say very politely, "Thank
you, sir"—smile like a gleam of sunshine
the carriage off—and our friend John Van
Dusen, the gentlemanly conductor, would
bow an adieu, and with a sigh turn away,
and forget the matter, and we stated that
as our natural supposition,
"No," said the conductor, "she did no
such thing ; but, just as her foot was on
the stop, she turned, and with a sort]oflook
I can't describe, observed ;
"You must consider this,, sir, merely a
car acquaintance. You mnst not expect
to be recognized if we meet any where
John drew a long breath.
"What did you say ?" we asked.
"Why I thought this rather uncivil
to say the least, so I replied very quickly ;
"Certainly not, Madam. I was just go
ing to remark that you must not feel sligh
ted if unnoticed by me anywhere, except
on the cars ; for really, we conductors have
to be careful about our acquaintance !" J
"And the lady ?"
"She looked quite silly,as she drove off,"
A keener response to an example of fe
male ' snobisnC could not have been made,
nor better deserved.
A GOOD JOKE.—Many years ago, when
church organs first came in use, a worthy
old clergyman was pastor of a church
where they had just purchased an organ.—
Not fat from the church was a large town
pastwe, where a great many cattle grazed,
and among them a large bulL One hot
Sabbath, Mr. Dull came up near the church
grazing, and ju6t as the Rev. Mr. B
was iu the midst of his sermon—"boo-woo- \
woo" went the bull.
The parson paused, looked up at the
singing seats, and with a grave face, said:
"I would thank the musicians not to
tune their instruments during service, it
annoys me very much."
The people stared, and the minister went
"800-woo-woo," went the bull again, as
he drew a little nearer the church.
The parson paused again and adressed
the choir. *
"I really wish the singers would not
tune their instruments while I am preach
The congregation tittered, for they knew
what the real cause of this disturbance
The old parson went on again, and he
had just about started good, when "Boo
woo-woo" came from Mr. Bull.
The minister paused once more and ex
"I have requested the musicians in the
gallery not to tune their instruments during
the sermon. I now particularly request
Mr. L that he will not tune his double
base organ while I am preaching."
This was too much. L—got up, too
much agitated idea of speaking out
Cuurch, and stammered out:
"It is—isn't me, Farson —; it —it is that
d—d town bull."
. A SAD Love STORY.—A St. Louis paper
records an elopement with very sad conse
quences. The daughter of a rich merchant
ran away with and married a clerk contrary
to the wishes of her parents, who refused
her admission to their house. In the midst
of the honeymoon, however, the mother
clandestinely visited her di.nght%r and as
snred her if she would leave her husband
she could return home and be received as
of voro \—The girl fiftally consented, but
in doing so roused her husband's anger. —
Upon going bome the father would not re
lent, but drove his daughter from the door
with curses. Estranged from her husband
and denounced by her father, the fair
young bride rushed madly iuto dissipation
and sin, and is now an inmate gf the lowest
haunts iu St. Louis.
A "iankce genius out West, conceiving
that a little powde>< thrown upon green
wood would facilitate its burning, directed
a small stream. U p on the smoking pile, and
not possessing a hand sufficiently quick to '
cut this off at a desireVig moment, was
blown to pi eccs . corroner thus rca
; ° ' nt ve^dict : "It can't be call*
®. su iCide, because he didn't mean to kill
irr jself; it wasn't a visitation of God, be
, 'jause he struck by lightning ; ho
I J*"* o '' die for th'c want of breath, for he
I anything left to breathe with. It's
TERMS, 98.00 X>BZI tk Iff ICf } WM
NEW WAT OF
—The following n an amnsing account df
the way a farmer was taught how oheapfr
he could take the paper. The lea son is
worth pondering by a good many men
"we wot of."
"You have hens at hofiie. of course.—
Well, I will send you my paper for one
year, for the proceeds of a single hee for
one season, and the products. It seems
trifling, preposterous, to imagine the pro*
ducts of a single hen would pay a subscrip
tion ; perhaps it won't but I make the of
"Done," exclaimed farmer B; "I agree
to it," and he appealed to me as a witness
of the whole affair.
The farmer went off apparently muoh
elated with his conquest. The editor
went on his way rejoicing.
Time rolled around, the worldjrevolred,
on its axis, and the aun on its orbit as i
formerly did; the farmer received his pa
per regularly, and regaled himself with
the information from it, and said he was
surprised at the progress of himself and
family in information.
Some time in the month of September
I happened to be up again in the office,
when who should enter but our friend
farmer B. •
'•How do you do, Mr. B?"said the edit
or and extending his hand, ins counte
nance lit up with a bland smile; "take a
chair and be seated ; fine weather we have
"Yes, sir, quite fine, indeed." he answer
ed, and then a short silence ensued, during
which our friend B. hitched his chair back
ward and forward, twirled his thumbs ab
stractedly, and spit profusely ; starting up
quickly,, he said, addressing the editor,
1 have brought vou tho proceeds of that
It was amusing to see the peculiar ex
pression of the editor, as he followed the
farmer down to the wagon. I could hard
ly keep my risibles down.
When at the wagon, tho farmer oon
menced handing over to the editor left
products amounting to eighteen pullet8 r
worth twelve and a half cents each, and a
number of dozen of eggs, making, in the
aggregate, at the least calculation, one
dollar and fifty cents more than the pice
ot tho paper.
"No need," said he, "of men not taking
a family newspaper, and payiog for it, too*
I don't miss this from my roost, yet I hate
paid for a year's subscription and over.—
All folly, sir, there's no man but what can
take a newspaper—its charity, you know,
commenced at home."
"But," said the editor, "I will pay you
for what is over the subscription. I did
not intend this as a means of profit, but
rather to convince yon. I will pay—
"Not a bit of it, sir; a bargain is a bar
gain, and lam already paid, donbly paid,
sir. And whenever a neighbor makes
the complaint I did, I will relate to bin*
the hen story. Good day, gentlemee."—-
EFFECTS OF A BAD DREAM. —The five
leading journals of l'aris contain long and
circumstantial accounts of a distinguished
engineer whose head was turned perfect
ly white by a most frightful dream. Tho
engineer had visited a rough and unfre
quented mineral region for tho pnrpose of
exploring and reporting to a company of
capitalists npon the richness of a certain
mine. The night of his arrival, and be
fore he descended into the mine, he lodged
at a small inn, and after devouring a
pound or two of pork chops, went to bsd
He dreamed that he had visited the mine,
and was being hauled up, when he discov
ered tbo rope was almost severed, and
there was only a single strand to support
his weight and that of the bucket in whiek
he was being drawn up. Suddenly, when
he had ascended to hundred feet, the rope,
he dreamed, gave way, and he ottered a
fearful shriek, which arousedjthe inmMea
of the house, and when thoy burst open
the door of the dreamer's room they found
a white headed man, in the place of a
black haired young gentleman who had
retired a few hours before. The story is
well authenticated, and this is the first ln
stance on record of a man's hair having
beeu turned white from the effects of a
GIVING JOY TO A CHlLD.—Blessed bo
the hand, says Douglas Jerrold that pro
pares a pleasure for a child, for there is no
saying when and where it may again bloom
forth. Does not|almost everybody remem
ber some kind-hearted man who showed
him a kindness in the dullest daya of his
childhood ? The writer of this recolects
himself at this moment as a barefooted lad
standing at the wooden fence of a poor V •
tie garden in his native village, while
longing eyes he gazed on the flowers which
were bloomiug there quietly in th r
ness of a Sunday morning. Tb
came forth from his little cot* '
by trade ™
whole week at woik m lhe wl ? oj3 . n ,
bad come into the gard- jn (() hcr flo „.
ers to stick into DIS CO when he went to
church, lie saw tr e BOY F anf j breaking
oil the most beau* u | 0 f his carnations—it
i was streaked w roc | aa( ) white—he gave
> it to him. £eithar the giver nor the *e
-3 cciver spok< word and with bounding
. Bteps they ran home. And now here, al
. avast distance from that home, after so ma
\ ny events of so many years, the feeling cf
_ gratitude which agitated the breast of that
c hoy expresses itself on paper. The caroa
e Lion has long since withered, but now ifc,
e blooms afresh
VOL. 6 NO. 47.