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Sprig Of Liberty, The (Newspaper) - December 26, 1805, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania THE SPRIG OF EXPERIENCE MAS TAUCHT rat PEOPLE THAT COEftOI V JC MEASURES AND LIBERTY CAM KEVEI co loctTnia. KtmiER 48, VOLUME III.] GETTYSBURG: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1805. TOTAL NUMBBB 152.] yaOMTHE REPUBLICAN To his excellency M'KeAN, fesoju Governor of I'ennlylvania. No cf the cau- fes which in my opinion powerfully influenced the votes o' the fta-'e at tie Uf-b eJcS'.ort 1 fhai! not ftie you fir, any remarks even hints at the minor caufes wh'ch concurred to elevate vcu to which aided in producing event fe injurious to ike in cre't, Two only ot the rernzininjj caufes pielent lituaiinn of mocnenc enough to command particular zt- tention. Thcie ar? tha am and ceptions upon the German citizens, and the ?a excellency with tbe the (late. VI The Germans of PenrfvK-a- jna ate ft-r their nonet: f and ihcir induftry. are farmers whcfe ticno and attention io fully occupied in ihs cul iva'ijn af their plantations, that thcv Hur little time 10 acquiie a krcv_ )edge political principles or of ihe of pubic 1 do not much and gen- erally defend upon the opinion of focne one cf entire leifore or Defer op_ and upon whcf" princi. they irm.k 'hzv can reU to tail to them vhs pofttical tranlathons their country. So far ae tbeir in- they arc repuon. know the great outline by which the principles of democracy feparated from thofe of ariftocra- Cy, aod thev wou'd not knowirgfy emer the bounds of a party principles they hate. Unfortunately great body of the Ger. have looked to information, when their own reading and reflection ougbt to lave been their ate not hatiyin withdrawing iheir good ror do they ever withdraw it concJufore evidence But when withdrawn it is loft They no more. thefe are true, general and colonel Heifter will been the horfes of ambitions unprincipled intriguers, They have tteo by which Germans haye been lared to give which many of them already regret and would moft gladly recall. may depend upon ftft" that feveral Germans from county in this county, fince eleaion have cxpreikd tieir jepentance, for having voted for as govejnor. Your conduit Jtos begun to di ID pate ihe mi ft and the Geimans to fee clearly principles which were at iffue, and thefalftioods which have been circa- Jated months- Go 0o fir, in the path you have marked and gratify the deareft of republicans by demonftrattngthat witou they had ordy delivered "a plain ule" and Tel down nought in malice." It would be irkfoae to me, and your excellency's feel. u were I to mo ovrr the many and impudent which circulated, particularly aroor.g tbe inflaencetheir votes S one imponnon of luch iw_________magnitude that it is noc "flsbVe 10 pafs it unobferved. Yoor will readily imagine I to to the (hsmelefs ftorv of the diOribo ion of property 1 ...._______ art bug few whofe property is of Tbey labor known the of labor an ihcv look in thoir o'.d for fwctts of rapole. They hive fowii and have pUnted and they jutUy ex peel to enjoy tho fruifi of their la- bour. Smcc the era of American in- your excellency has been almoii conftantly employed in the public Jer.vice. You yourfelf kindly aiiuird us, you have a member of as many con- prelies, conventions, legifUiive al- Unablies, and other public bodies as perhaps any other gentleman in the Ui-ited States. fore you have known the trouble of csicuiaiing and the toil of rcccver- your chief juftice oJ cur (late for number of years much labour of a fimilar kind mult have been unpo'eJ j fince your ele- to the office of goverror ftill tr.OfC weighty and labors b.ve Ihs refult ot t'i'.s to.l labour and Calculation (haS been the iransfer of many, rriany thouUnd dollars from the pub- he treaiury io >our private and the exciting it) your bcfom no common atiachmcnt to ihefe fruils of jour labour. It would be fu per flu- ous to afk whether you would not vjgourouOy reiift every illegal at- tempt io deprive you of sny portion of the you have thus acqui- red DoubtScU vou would ufe eve- ry means vwhich ihe rights cf nature and ihe laws of focieiy have put in your hands to avert io drsadiul an evil. Think ihen fir, what moft have been the feeling of thoufands of ho- ned, confiding, hard-working Ger- mane, who bad acquired an indepen- dency, by the fwcit of their brow, when they were affured that if you did not faceted indoor election there would be an equal d (tnbution of Think what rcuft have bten iheir when ibey afluieu of this, in a manner the moil by a roan in Tthurn they had heretofore put confidence before deceived jtbero. Tl.tl general Ivluhltnberg vas aclu- a'cd by no motive of perfonal attach- tnent 10 you is well known, becaufe it is notorious thai had he not been appointed colleger of the port of Phi- ladelphia in the year 1802, he would then, in oppcfition to you, have been liiraielfa candidate for the gorera- tacntal chair. Th.t the very zealous fuppsrt en you by col. jofeph HeHterdid noS arile from his regard to you, or his gratitude for tbe lacratite offices you had beftowed 03 his fon and his fon- in.law, is apparent from his declaraiiom. The real inotites of thele two inSaential Germans in fuppotting you in oppolition to a G-ronan candidate is now pretty well undetftood their oHenfible rea- fan was their attacbcncnt io the coo. dilution. VII. An attachment to the confti. tut ion, or an appreheafion of tbe reality of tnv dangers and aitro. cities prcdicled, if a convention was called were the flieet anchors vpon which the hopes of you and your friends reclined, Had not your eleQion been tbut fuppotted you would moft affuiedly been in a minority. The fedcrtlifla, your new allies, wo -Id have had a pUafible pretext for you, oor would they have nfqied their political ex. id en ce upon Io forlorn a hope. The non- rescripts would have been equal deiti ute to argument and Thar the icpublican party wou'd not have fwpporttd you been pot beyond qufftioa or con. tradition, U would be a wtfte time and vrordt tn attempt to prove theirs in the lafl fin yesrs. IB what ia toanifeft to every man in former letters I have givtn ny Pennfvlvania. Left however felf ion upon this fubjecl that ih-t cpin- love fliould blind you fir, to yoor ion is gaining, will gain, profel) tea real (iiuttion, and perfonal political 1 have no inured uubt ihac 1 have of ftar.ding, I will giwe you the decla- my exifttnce. ration of Jofeph Heifter, made I have lately locked over the fcr- to a neighbour of mine a few days mer letters which 1 have sddrrfled ago. to your excellency, and 1 prcieft to Speaking of the late election col. vou in the finceitty of rny heart, ihat Hfifter fuid, Mr. Snydcr, 1 am not ccj.kbus thete if, io any clever mao and a maft for whom I a very regard it not been for my fears with rcfpeft to the conftituiion, 1 would certainly have vo'ed for him in preference ?o the ptcfent and I no doubt, not been ioc the convention, Mf. Snyder would _- f one of them a (jn'gle lenience which} I would wifh obfnera'ed, or which t dpnotbeliexe I can fully jdtity to tny country, to my conitiencft ana tny God ONE OK THE PEOPLE. mat MiuvKM AT To be PRIVATE SALE, have been elected governor by a majority of at !e ft twenty thoufand. Upon this explicit declaration cf col. Heiftei's I cfFer no comment. 1 cannot mifreprefented nor rnif. A valuable Trad of Land, On underftood ijs import is the con- the new road leading from Gattyi- v-ict'cn of thoulands, Yuo will from burg to Hanover, being abour ono it and the other caufcs I hafe ttatej quarter of a mi'e from the former, eafiiy calculate the probable number ind contains about Eight Acres of of votes which would hive been giv- as good Land, as any in ihe en for Thomas M'Kean at the late bourhood, -nd it well fviiated for a. Public or Trrfef- rnan it has the advantaae of a ftrsarn of Water, and fufficient Teat for an OIL MILL, or other Watef Works, and has thereon, a comfortable Dwelling Houfe, a eieftion had not thefe adventitious circismllanccs occurred to procure him votes, To put beyond cavil or difpute the fact having eiefted by she feoeraijfts, by rhs influence of a few men, I h.bmi-t to your ex- Frame Barn, (the latter ia an cellency an analysis ?he election of uafinilhcd with a ilirivtng 1799 5on ihe republican YOUT-g Orchard of an excfl'eM kind of Fruit, Te.-niS of fale wi.l be ealy to the purchafer. WILLIAM WRIGHT. 0ecember j6, 1805. A cissdida'e, in nppotition to a feJfial- and the eiedion in when you were the federal candidate in op, to a repoblicao. The whole of the given ia was nearly ?6 ceo of which you had a majority of the whole number of vo'es in 1805 wa AUout two years old laft wjih about of wlrch you had a a back, itrayed from jojity of 4755. Hence it -appears tation of Mr. Conrad Hoke, in Corn- that m there was an increase of bet land townfbip, Adami Cconty, voies of out of which lome time in April laft. A c you clear increafe to Reward will be giren to any per on your majority of This mtfft who deliver faid heifer to printer hereof, or where (be ma be hid. iaforoiatfoiif NOTICE. Gtntleiren who may with to be fcfTed of a new work, entitled DlSCOWRitS .OW THE MICAL LAWS OF MATT IK, a general view and of iht douttlcfj be flattering to your celiency at it notwithflacd' ing at] the arts and deceptions which been practifed, that the public every year attaining to a more perfect knowledge of your chratter and political principles. counties in 1799 wai James Rofs had majorities 111 the counties of Bucks, Chcftcr, Lrn- cafter, York, Mantgomerr, Luzerne, c _ Sornerfet, Bedford, Ly. with i particular cemtno, Allegheny and fttetu and deui1 ot locb Plftf in the city of Philadelphia in every ot roorc common attemio. i one of thefe counties, and in the city, Bit THOMAS M. D. Tbeaias M'Kean bad a majority in Io 1799 Thomas hacLaJna- in each of the following countjes Jelphia, Northum- berland, Wayr.e, Dtuphin. MirTHn, gton, Serks, Northampton WeflmOreland in 1805- Simon Snyierhad a majority in eachcf ihofe of Virginia, csn be furnifhed, bv leaving t at the Pojt .Office, Geuj if> ft9m It will b 5OO
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