Wisconsin Enquirer, July 13, 1839

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July 13, 1839

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Wisconsin Enquirer (Newspaper) - July 13, 1839, Madison, Wisconsin BY NOON AN SHOLES. MADISON, (W. 13, 1839. i ru rmr l'i j t'i ii M all (if which T.HI I'.'lil Jill-' I I I.I Mi's u b i'i.; mi I ,ISD n i i' til' IHU lui-tf .li' tll bt pursued our Rt-ji in the i.il Council', und w) icli I should con- s, it my duly to pursue, if ul ic.ed to that ruspoiijtiblu n atio.i. lu taking a iury. y of thu brorJ a id fur- 'irgion winch rinturu with a ipuniiful and munificent fund lias spiead b-furetis, and (in-nnwcribe J the Inni b of uur Tet. ri'oiy, iljo mind s lornhly ariestt c- in ilu ci'itisu I ni'ich i it nn, r ill it pji-jiuv, a u nun of II ih: Wii'i) will ell lod ii -i MII 'H i iiMiparal v.- i nn I h.V t I -CH i I 1 Ills, ur'lli'll IVl IV 'n c >nipL-t.o i of w th- ci ritrnl Ii ict of ILII t of tho Ti rntitry, i j fii'ihlii'i of tiler, ml 'ti1 in ter ot' iii An IIUM; anil l.iunij; tne intern il fa- HUM H vi tin ti will b' these meiHH be pro- nlt'il, n iiecesiir1, 'tut iitenui's l> t 1 iliTilly ti ii'.lrui- ed to enalile thu riel pro- ducts of that reniuii to i-ij.ii-a ihe ftmi m-r- i aldvpt Is, viliiuh the ofturmil r.idc t n I dui ol tl.e country must bi car- i led on. For thin purpose, tlvi fit 'lie ISiiilliiKtnii 'lie lift tho U vi i C.iu.d Cu.up- n jj'Hiil t t eiiils to tin1 emini t: in ihe 1 wf Liko Mifitigitn till) u KM k Hivt-r th'-ri-l y providing a Im t bu. tM-) gre it mtoiioi' nnd Miohi- m. And al the Mtulnon l u L'Jgi .laiure a tul HID Piik.i on- i-n tiivija .on compmn" by nhomth' na- iijf.inu.i HI I Im tx ordi d as l.ir up as ul I'IHI t, from wlioi Ci-, by can il or riil-rotd Hie rich ot the Km i in t-n I acli th Mtoiiiisippi; se- it tin- (Tutiiuui oj u route irnwt 11 i -f chancier, u Rn at line of ut- i reunrii fiinn Win) nut-fior, ti Hiui ssiii 11, i of uwt n il- t J fcr ill y und imtutnl wow'th ami icnv Miintokpn io I.H! unitng by Im! Inind (lie itiiniiioi! in od'-M of ihut is'- c-ii u .1 dms nnaiif iheTerrili ry. IJnl itiui ill's cor liilerott tht) jirmi crntru! Iwnd tf union, it i.s bj ii n, I be cCiiuectt-d will wiiolu niteiior elnin of (uitttml and iriificiui ehaituul- Milwaukee and Hock River canal is already tbr, by an uxtenniva grunt of land by Cutigrifst, and a airnHar ffwn1 for Pf-ku o itca n atro'tgly diin-inJeii not only by thu iiuures's of tlie Territory bjt also thw in'wreats of the General Govern- mjnt iiii'jlf; and I am c-learly of theupm- io that it requires to foe presented >o in its true and projier light, to so. cure i In; aiii desired. In our co nt tmprovemetrt, tlv re will be but Ii tie required on oar iattneditte western burdur. TDK Mississippi here fl-'uvs deep atid bro'iil in her native grandieur, free from sho ils and haw; and consequen'ly in asking of Congress, aid for public works in this- Mfii'iou of cou-nry, ctimm wi Ii its W'Ur's uti'J pro luctive trntio. and propor- to ihe ac'uul rtsvenuost, which it li-it pountd for years in'o the national Treasury wi hunt roceivinii any thing in return; wi> Imve a just right to dem mO libeial appropri'itions for ihu of o.jt-ning such avenues the mtries and thu tjis.sissippi; at such points ns shall bust Miliscive thu common iu'erest and se. cure the highest reward In tho productive industiy of tha onim-prising ei'tztUN of the mincrnl J have said that our im- burJor, requires hut little for improvement of the Mississippi vet I am well aware that the commercial inlen-ss of Wisconsin, require that the rapids be- low should bu improved as speedily as ptacuc.ihle, and us thu means of Govern- muut may ju-.nfy. Tins is a vastly im- port, nt object, and ought to receive tlw continued anil persevering attention of Wisconsin, through her delegated uuthori ties, hoth at )io nc and uhfo'id, in co'ijunc- tion with the Sralos tnteri-ntetl in thut moa- .sure, until our elliirtd slitill bfl crowned with complete success. O.i thu eastuni side of Torri'ory the obstructionii are nearer to our own doors. anil nre, then puh.ip-i moru sensibly lull hy the i-ommuni y, than iho more re. mute ohstruc iona in ilio Mississippi within the Stain of Missouri or lllinoi-, thoujjh not moru vexatious to iha buji- ni.'tn of the country, than are those ob- s'ruetioiH. Dni'iri; tha slormv seasons of the VOL. 35. tower tiukm, tha route, {after leaving the s raite of contmues nil the enst side of the Manitou Islands, in view of the eastern share of tht1 Lake, those Islands are passed. In thi-; pin of the Luke, there is but little to be appre- hended from storms, for the that 'shelter can at all limes be had by fall- ing to I jcw.ird of 'he Islands, vii weight, anil destroy i Mtlf: whereas if a d.Qerunt course had nug'it by (xwsibihty have >ueci t.ilcil in uppropria ions in letait, for all our priump tt ports. Stunding m prwsi-nt allitudo be-fort; lie people, i co.ukler it ioc.umhtint on me, ind sli.ill tmhracu occasion to my views on this subject, as ed with tho fjt'n'irnl interests of the cuuutrv; an 1 stale candidly and f-iurlessly Un- eu.nsu whieli I sh'ill purriiie in regard lo i if called by Uiu voice of ilu: poaple 'o tepreitL'iit tlu-iii in Cougreiis, If my views dilfl-r Irom thmri of my fellow citizens in uny pirt uf thu i-ointiy, or if local inler- iiiduoe any to dis-igrwi with I shall only bt-g Ihu common prtv lemi of nglu of my- acting uccortliug to my own p -rcepuoin of and wrong. ngroeuMy that thoiJ sotllernents are more extennvc iltin at nny other point, and that the ac ual basitieas of the place greatly exceeds thnt of uny o: ler place north of Chicago. 1 point, is moreover situated nbool midvny hot ween Twin Rivers and Chicago, tiius dividing ihu coist into equ il seutio.is, Thu ni'Sl miwt important point, in ;he present tiate of tho settlements and im- provumei t of the courrry, 1 to be Siouthporl or Pike River. These poi its being situated each other. I presume that both would no: receive sitnui anerus appropria ions. Whichever of ihnsu points should bi; selected first, would ho matter of indifference to the cummetcial public, as also to the people of the Territory. But uuu o.' the other ought 10 be improved it ,111 vaily day, tiiiti thus provides shelter from storms, at the most convenient d s- taiice betvfeen Milwaukee anil Ttns point is ns easily to be improved nny o her is the nearest point to Cuicag at which a Harbor can evwr be construi-ted, and is mo '8 co.iveitieiiliy si u ited for tlie transaction of business with an extensive interior, tl nn any other point of AM- waukuu and is moreover much safer io appro icli iu stormy wt-uther than Racinn. tu the siale tif comparative claims oti the immediate thuGoviin the port of iStwboyg.m would rank isest to St> ithporl. Its finis nui-iior land i's viunnty to ihu co mtry about L'ike Wn iiulugo, anJ iho n itural facilities for iran-- actmg thur) thi.: buiino.ss for an Ulterior country, point n out as a leading in the Turn nrv anJ its dis anci; fiom Milwaukee, being alwjt 55 mila-i car-y out tho plan of disinbntni'; tile harbois, to bu first constructed, ni and sustained by Thoir represent ilive, whose peculiar du y it ia, to maku k. own the wan s and sot forth tlio just cluii is of his Conjjress tins on one ocenson lent i wil ear to the prijer of our count H nnd tt witr be recollected thut I have plactd Southporl, Milwnuke-e utid Sheboygnn HI the first class for which appropriations ought 10 be secured, as speedily as p'.ict cable, and harbors constructed. Andii order hi render these of the greatest possi- ble value in the country, limdtaneous ap- propriations ought tn be secured fin- th i construction of rottdu leading from several poinis, to ihe inferior. From She boygan u road ot about 35 miles in leng.h Witt intersect the Governmunt road uoa Fond du Lac, leadiug from Green Bay ti the Wisconsin river, and therebv i direct cucninuaicutioi) borwcen the Likt and that river; traversing n film reg'on ol country, presenting every ftctlity tiir tht cons'rue; ion of such a road, ag ulso lor its speedy settlement. An additional uppropriaiioti to complete the ro.id nlteiidy begun from Milwaukee via M.idison to thu river, is n subject of much importance to the central line of travel and an nppropn.ition on the i i! is incumbent on the public to south western road, terminating on Rock such Kid us their t-iilt" prise and energy n 'iv River near ihe Slu't1 line at Bt Ion, is olso a (lie ate, MiJ in tha sp iee of a tew years, mr subject of importance, to a region of own VViM.'onsin, "will blo.svim ui thu country winch nt the present time is pro Invvery dep.inment wu lu bab y more densely populate J than uny achievements of ladustry and otner portion ot n. and wttli our ferlilt: tlio weal h of i ur From Sijnthport a road west- mines, ihu htuhlsl'ul vigor ol' peoj Ie. tif llw Ho.isu ot RepretentMiivos, to know, I hit per cent c i tin- if UK- Di-li guie of a Territory should ttko a land Iho Teintury tin-it as n pur iswn pnlnicnn of either in the aggregate up to the of u pu. pnny, ht- would at once U'come obnoxiotta riod. U> tlie opposite-purl v, and probably for that Tht juitico of such nn npproprinii >n is rt-nson t.tit in securing tht. important so that I feel but Inilo d tbtt Culie, several milos nearer, than lo approach it at Racine or Milwaukee se. consequiul on saiubriiy of om wo may ivasoiiubly hopf to sen Wisi-on n bland eMjn hundtil, in joint of gene ai pinspen v, with any portion uf tlie IJKIU grnui curing by theia several roads fiom the With tho omvie fiiiu'tin ss wlill Wllicl I expPt-jseJ my vmws in regnrci to ,il muasureti. peculiarly import int to i- airi, 1 will piocr.tid to bih-fly my s nuailycqui I Jistanp.es between that point manner with il and Chicago. R.icine, aiuUdiher Mani- of the country. L iku to the Mississippi, Ihe h ghcst order of fucilities throughout several ili-i- tricta of country, which ai'e so remote from each other ns to have no co.iflnittryt in t-r. osts, and which roquiro sopui'ttu nnd dis- tmct avenues in which to approach the Lakrt on the one hand, and tl o great fa- ther of waters on the other, It will bo perceived tint by such an nr-angemi'iit, the ports on itm Luke which wnulj bu first collet'noted, wiiuld bt- at suoli. intervals nn to secure the gwa cat piwiibtu benefits to our fliialing eunimuKJe, and the 'Oidst ii-nij. ing to and fnmi those ports, h- in manner SD d-.tiih.ru I as lo atfjr I greatest uttttinable itdv.m-nges u iho whnle ifihuliitiiig our bro'id ain, t'ur ilt) in- tdnor thereby uniting n.ir wi.-lern intei-- ant! Itfefliifis Iti itie most 1 otln manner with ihoat; of thu cus ui-n division timents in regard to tho.e po'itic.il wlni ,'i mvtiive ill; nflrurs of t io p i t'lul nt, moiu or st in redly ufi'. ct iho inten-sts uf Wiscoi.s, n s i Turn oiy bu; wli.ch will be HWU m-n i- )ly ft.lt witen we lilinll cliangi! our polnn i. by entering into th.j conliiitei uiidi-r t.iu Constitution aaudiiiinct nti I ,ove reign Statu. Taw measures of thu hin at- 1 (.rcient A'lniitiiitratiun of iho gem i i. G 'Cinrtieitr, on w.i.'.-lt tlie pnblie HIM I lu Sla't's I) is bec'ii iJivi Ie I, wh.c'i h u l >riried tilt h.iMi of pul t.e.d ilnisio.n ji 1 I ku ohtii'ul p'utics hiiv'e ivct-'iwil my di ihu 'djppint; Mid in thi-i 1 h.ivu i.eM-r i! i ei ehji-iry to an u'l.'f i t ng ot nt'ii'i'dinmiiuil tiursc; but h u cm led rnv polnuM, nt H U W I kmi.v.i iJj in, wneiu ilv WKU nay risad arid undiis-ind ihcm. No. a 'e left in doubt on tins suUject, .tnii .JI win k iQ'.v me, are nwait: thin 1 h.wi; b en ie .nJ of whrh wo at tins t me, no muc'> m need; but uppcitt to thu 'vholo bolr of dm Koprexin'iinxiM 'tf ttia jifoplc, if i' toi tin lung but wh.it n right, nnd tin: cnnnot but a Will be fount tu 'isii-u io e.ir iv u Hi, and t.ur rtqu'.'b.ti. 'J'li Ijest tn'cresN of tlio oiniry nt s tun lli" etn'iiru Ol our st miii uf p ii s c-aisc, iliithtMt pwnujs, have b'-cn fi en of" both political puiii'-tj uml llto-.ii v. hu h.ive tiss'uli d nt ihu mn.t( in v.itt'uni c nlmt fit-en of politic .1 pun.d. I r.iiiiioi tin-it- (ore, tlmik (hit or no ilii liict'ilu 10 to 'fuciH J a jmiHiiit u.' Hi" fitt'tidi ot .tiiprov. mi nnd t.iki- loom mbcm r, a poiMon ni ihe m ti! Un'-rf1 nn the HIOIMI I of Ham mi nt ni iliNiigrec- m'-ni, whc'i ni.glit exist bit'Mei tin, 01 so. tie h i ijeit, (illici or relijjio i, bu w'ncli co ilii CM ti M> tJuift inljuf icu o-i these mi uiires of pritn try i'i''cj lo the co ei'rv. While, thi njj-i., riy f.i'l n sio i l'i Doni vr MIC mi! ri'iinbJi- cat Guveriini'.'ni, I in lit to ll'-i; if MIJ (ji.yli: tl-- leCI mi- JH 'I i ir Ui-'eile in it thai l icon, a bt- lo IP greali'Mt 'llll'OlV. uti'] i i inn, I'vil. io nvi.il mi- JH 'I i ir i-'egile in mill Ix Wi-h -it' lu i unJivtlai t ii'inot nr io ojt iij. v fui 1> u i tan. Mv 'iilili vc iu the ix'-.: id in IKl II') l' i I io xo'i rnv ir a iJ Jin1) in iclilioj i i touAocor Twin Rivur-s, would stand nevij Suondly; Iu relation to the means of in iha order, aii'l lo recHtvt constructing the mads and Imrbo's, wo! Ktoadfast fm-ntl und biippurti r ol' ilv appmpria it. is at as early a day as ica rutionuily that Coi IL .i.__.- I. ._U. I ii MH ffiriHMi! (ti s lU.t inter nr a cwmm mica v prt'.sent theinsulvcs to my Whoever shall examine) the pint of the ooist of Likn Miuhigm, (in which .ill pert-uivit it to be very favorably and o limn tio isly provided with ihe muan-t of unstrujtiiig at nearly regular in- i-rvals, throng loat its wholu nxteut. To co miif ncti at C ncajjo anJ prugrosi thanre v-fivtt mitt's, fiuJ at distance of the port of or nulen further o.i w Uncinc miles (rum thence Oak Cruek Pike llivor o lUrs llw lake, nnd at ihe further ot'iwulvt: miles is ihu port of Milwaukee, ninety mile-t from Cno.igii. Coitinuing himcu norlhwaril, tit tlvi dtstanrjt) tif filly Ive miliis is sUU'itod the port ol" Shebor. gun, ant I thirty miles from thrncu or nine, y null's frtt.n iMiivvnukee the port of Man. ttouivac; nnd t'ig-it miles further on, is tbuii'i Iha mouth of thf T'vin Pro- tHiiug tK-ucu northward at the dittunce of thirty ntilus thts enters L ike, bitstng tha most northerly atream of uny tou.h of thu entranso into tireon Bay. Tlwse are the priocipal at which Harbors haw bent) propcwwl to be con- strutted, and which will admit of such an nearly all these haw bits. O.ic these poin's being buweoii 3.) .ind nik's norih oF Slicboygin, nnc the other uhout 23 miles south of Mrfwau kee. will affiird nt convenient dia'ances, udililional means of security to vessuls, and f.icili tor transacting businoss withtheii respective) districts of country. Tne Man- espuciully has a fine and extensive tliHtiict of country extending back to the Lake WmnjlMigo, and Fox River, withev. ery facility tor the corisirueiion of roads ih-o.igh llw intormedtate country, which wiai'd bring to that poiut a and extensive trido, worthy festering cart- o' t HI Gove-nm -nt. The points aloig the Lake being (in tho present stale of the minor importance, will not irnm i na'.uly cliiim the attention of the Government maUo buch appropriations direct from the Tteasury, lo the former prac- tice of thu Government, n Iw supposed fuel n common mtorcat in 11 Common canss; viv.: ihe pxtciia on in our own pail.eular di. jf tlnsgrc-iit w.i'ioji relerenco to ihe genur.il po icy ol liiu Gn- ve'nmenl. I would no: have it inNrc'd frcm this, t mt 1 leol indiflf-rent io tho osj t' ink i u.. 'iy i rncing appropriations for two. I onterpi ising peoplti were illy able to sustain ;he burden of so heavy n ttmo vhen the settlem -nts were v'u-n thn retry bre id on which they subsisted had lo )6 imported nt enormous nxpft -se, whi n the prorfucs of tlie min-s had b.ic began to tlevi 'ope theii v.ilue. What eturn his Wisconsin received? end what n justice has. she n right 'o expect at the i.itids of a pnternil Govcriitiant bs.-n consttint putitionem before aach proferritig own peoiliar and to jostling oath tad NreaTyiog th-i ivuuntnyi .if of u to JiiCuat th't penerul object of wt. Thu great ol'juct of Uovermnant in re- latin') o 'huHi vhuuM bj, to iunt protection eo Of niirhaps three harbors, (riot to exceed the hitter number.) un I procure the p-is- snge uf .such a bill il practicable at thft ttnxt ses-tinn of Cmtgrens. Tlioso haroor.s wjiiKI theiicaforih come up in connection with 'he "ok Imrtior and would in no tntttrf.Me with the intro Juction of a bill nt th) next succeeding session, fur two or three new harbor appropriations, and ii> manner wo should ptobahly se. to the country the object so long sough; fur in vain. 1 have uwi U more in detail on the sub. jet.-t thin 1 should otherwise hnvn done, in ctmiequtnce of the deep feeling which is in relation to tt by commer- citil antl indeed bv all classes of citi- retu-liug fa the Lalte counties. RIy viowa lire candidly expresiied in ac- cordance' wii i what I conceive to be the public iuteradi and if called upon to act pursue thai cmiftn- I behtte condocive to iho pr.iclicablu. by iho in the first iiMitnc of u few harbors, jilateJ ot nouly regular u mny andaA by grrtduniiy fiilintt up bat ween, by cormlrttcling oihar harbora 44 to divido thorn primary there- by afFurdioK to the on avory part of thvi Li4e, equal MM! ae- eunty. wMout examining or consulting cfTdct winch it might produce any particuUir iiwJividaa', orprivato If tne action of be toluiitid ia any il necessary to show that iha caw questions of public, and par- It ibr tho eoaaideration of with in to pro- my hoje of pub are invoked to fete n- but Oh feet do not involve (he of coonlry wtuefc ia of tMrbora to tin generi! Guvurument, ncn io this far' und identity of the Darinx-ru io party nt argc but itias.nui'h an ptiiilioal s-enti- mi. ut hero, in no w.iy alfuct lu.il ic i Ii ive i ui'.or to bo Tlit U'.i'i Si tio.', I have thought it impolitic iu it of, or hizinl thoiu in wli i-li we-nil foel a aivi .ibiJiiljt mv rest, by iliu i of Im s, the tendency oi' w'.nch Uu to i div il-j an I neulialiic I'le tiXiiitions oi'so.ru of our H en, who wo i'd tiilit'i umti' i the r strunucua etortions for tlm coinnuii To Yf'U.SC. t l.ni tor i less 01 lii i n 11 i' 'cmp to un in o duht, evi n i fi.uJ jx'tMJils, Ii ivm r run'! lili- i vcr lou jn jo i in Crudit. v in o! appropriations e by the The whole amount which have ever in ment, for improvements i-.i than onu hu.iJroil not one third p.irt the amount which s dollars, wen mif her Tmwury in tat M, by the mining district alone in I not one thirtieth nari of the rorenuo wiiich drawn ffum ihe Twrritory m Ily o.iinioii ia tli.it tlie po'iticril co.iJi. tia lit'tins coun'ry dues i ot u' the previil lim J t3ll far jiucli a divis on nn I (hat tit .1 futuru when tho1 Du mi'jrats through tho Tcmtory s'l.ilt have had lima unit upportimity tot-xch tugc sen .vhen tlm Ivivcur- rivi d nl it b.-comti ntCf-snj to i link of a chat HH in our political con- dni-in by a transition fiym .1 TiTiiturial forr i of govisrnmeni that of n tin-1, it hiw uppenrud to me, would Ix; pro )t-r time tor tliu rejfijlir efficient j orj miaatioi fltg io the rawt and firn ty at my to the ixNiceive such a impolitic in anoher point of dtlegiUs fiom j IM to hjrft th-i gem ;i good n of n cay i tn B tins! isi: and Uci'.j e du; it is, io labor with of ad poii ica, and tfom alt coun- try, whether from Maine, Georgia or Ar- mmu Iw ihe puMonous tril no lioart. It llw I t-.Jcr dart f'nm heaven to i Ity i, it w.il iVajii 'h'! (ff It a Uii rd I nice .or u mud to II h> iwy tlung by will carry Mti'lur'n l coo Action of the propriety ofl ioy thiag of ynnoftom ;