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Indianapolis Indiana Journal (Newspaper) - April 21, 1830, Indianapolis, Indiana That my motives were pure and my. Convictions honest. X i had been led to believe that the e a Lection of Gene ral Jsckson to the presidency would be a Public Blessing inasmuch As i suf posed he would act up to the Soletti pledges he had made and Oxly Ith the wishes of his Friend Iii producing salutary Reform in the administration of the govern my fit. It has been with pain and mortification that i have witnessed the course pursued in Many removals from office but still i hoped to Sefe the expenses of the government retrenched and that his administration would be the most economical one yet known in the coun try. At this session i Felt myself called upon to investigate the various items of expenditure of the preceding and present administration and though my feelings and prejudices were strongly on the Side of the latter i was constrained to admit that the promised re Ibrom tvs not such As i had anticipated. As my consistency and my All Are at stake 1 exhibit the following Brief statement of the expenditures of the it government during the four years of or. Adam s administration and a comparison with those of the first year of the presen t administration As an ample justification of my course. 1 am persuaded that a glance at the statement will satisfy any one who looks with greater concern upon truth and the Good of his country than upon in the year i �25, on the 4lh of March or. Adams a inducted into Obice. The total expenditure for that year was 23,585,804 paid of the Public debt 12,095,344 making the expenditure for 1825, $11,490,460 after deducting the amount paid for the extinguish ment of said debt. The expenditure in 1826, was $24,103,298 a. I. U j j i a from this deduct am paid li04i082 fiends amp the to be re boarded political enemies punished is a doctrine evident it is also True that the president has recommended an increase of the pay Quot of foreign missions who How receive an outfit of $9000 and a salary of $9000 per annul. Calls have been made upon Sot a of the departments with a View to discharge those who might be considered sinecure in office. But none Are found while More Are called for. I discovering that i had been most egregiously mistaken in attributing All the errors of the government to the former and anticipating a thorough correction of them under present administration in which calculation 1 have been wholly disappointed and deceived can it be a matter of Surprise that i should abandon its support farther than conscience May Lead me and pursue a course which the love of truth and the great interests of my country most imperiously demand. I never can stoop to practice or countenance deception. As a member of Congress i am sworn to do my duty and that duty i will Endeavor to perform regardless of consequences. My motives were sincere and my object the Public Good. I sought no Honor i coveted no political distinction. I came Here to serve the people and As i thought to Advance their interests. I was deceived but the deception was discovered and i now protest against being used As an instrument longer to fan the flame of expectation among the people. As my motives and character Are now fairly spread before my countrymen who i am satisfied will judge of me according to the principles of Justice without being misguided by party rancor or prejudice i cheerfully come to a close with a few additional remarks upon one other subject. The present doctrine that political the expenditure will be in 1827 the total amount disbursed $13,062,216 $22,656,764 payment on account of the Public debt which is to be credited 10,003668 payment of awards under the 1st article of the treaty of Ghent it 398,646 making a total to be deducted $10402,314 and exhibiting the current expenses of the year $12,254,450 la the Yeai 1828, which was the last and doubtless the most painful of or. Adams administration the total expenses were $25,485,315 of this sum was paid for the reduction of the Public debt 12,163,456 also under the 1st article of the by dangerous to Liberty As it tends to destroy every thing in the shape of either Freedom in opinion or action. The present is the first Era in a free country in which history could justly record that a free Man was either to be persecuted or punished for opinion s Sake while continuing to regard his country its Constitution and its Laws each of which Promise and guarantee to him his Freedonia and his safety. At such a doctrine i Hope in god my heart May Ever revolt while it continues to act at All. Shall there be super added to this an indiscriminate Ravi be and Des treaty of Ghent 790,069 these sums being As before deducted from the _ / Gross amount drawn from the Treasury will j traction of character by the Means of who More Golty themselves arraign those whom they would wish considered so Euclia course would of sus taming the government of $12,531,790 i will now proceed to show the Progress of retrenchment and Reform a bout which myself and others have Long been clamorous by exhibiting an official statement of the expenditures of the year 1829, since the commencement of the Hue and cry relative to retrenchment in 1829, there Quot was disbursed the sum of $26,164,595 of this amount there was paid towards the Public debt the sum of 12,404,005 under the 1st article of the treaty it to Jhent 1,996 these sums being deducted from the amount drawn from the Treasury and expended will Lea e the Nett expenditure for the year 1829, at $13,758,594 thus it will appear that the expenditures of the first year of the administration of general Jackson exceed those of the first year of his predecessor �2,268,132, and those of every other year Between 700,000, and one million and a half of dollars. In the single item of expenditure for foreign missions according to the appropriations of this year there will be an excess of 65,500 Over that of the last year of or. Adams s administration to wit for foreign missions in i 830, $184,500 for contingent expenses of the same 30,000 be so cruel so useless and i May add so unprecedented that every honest Man May recoil at the idea. With these evidences before me of Liat i consider palpable error at the outset and of that extravagance which i did suppose would have been most certainly avoided under this administration and which by every sacred consideration which either the implied pledges of the executive or the express declarations of his supporters could create i ask is it strange that i should be distinguished my conscience approves the course which i have pursued and i am satisfied that i have not Only maintained my individual Independence but that i have stood Forth in the cause of the people whose interests and happiness i am determined to support to the Humble extent of my ability while engaged in their service and enjoying their Confidence. I fear not the censure nor do t seek the applause of the vile or the worthless. None can appreciate my conduct except those who know my motives and by the virtuous and the Hon $214,500 i Oracle they will be understood and re deduct from this the amount appropriated spec Ted rate a whilst they affected to justify it were very indignant at the exaggeration of the Nui Ilber of removals which we recollect was at one time reported at three Hundred. For merely publishing which As a report which we did not vouch for we were saluted with a Volley of abuse from the we de Battery of the Confederate press of Reader what is the fact an official report from the postmaster general in answer to a Resolution of the Senate requiring the information discloses the fact that the whole number of postmasters removed from office since the commencement of this administration is four Hundred and ninety one the nun Riber of the removals is not More remarkable than the manner in which they Are apportioned among the several states and territories. It would be super rotation to part in All its odious Oess the remarkable distinction Between different states in the application of this instrument of Reform it seems to have been directed with All the skill of those medical advisers who in the time of the inquisition always for humanity a Sake attended the infliction of the torture. Whilst in new Hampshire having six representatives in Congress five postmasters have been removed there have been removed in North Carolina having thirteen representatives Only four postmasters. Whilst m new York having thirty four representatives one Hundred and thirty one postmasters have been removed there have been in South Carolina having nine representatives whilst in Delaware having one representative there have been sixteen postmasters removed there have been removed in Virginia having Twenty two representatives Only eight Post pasters 1 list no one suppose that we Are now going to rail at these things nor even to visit them with the serious condemnation which they deserve. We Havck months ago spoken of them As we thought of them and we Appeal to the whole american people whether according to the postmaster general s own showing we then exaggerated or Quot set Down aught in Java Vional intelligencer extract from a speech of or. Barton in the Senate of the United states on the appropriation Bill. Reform Ohye crusaders of proscription be apostles of Reform be hypocrites who make Long faces and longer prayers provided be can get upon Exchange or at some Public Cross roads where the world can behold your Devotion first cast the beam out of your own Eye then shall be see More clearly to Pluck the Mote out of our Eye. Be whited sepulchres be look fair nay even White upon your exterior but your inside is full of corruption and dead men s Bones be Strain at a gnat and be Swallow a Camel be Only wished to get Possession of the government and Treasury and to subsidize the press. Reform you remind me of the fable of the boy and wolves in the spelling Book. He cried Wolf Wolf until he put the Good Shepherd off his guard when to the wolves came in Good Earnest and devoured the flock �7r>ii re it in Rel ref Erml until to cover a similar expenditure due for the year 1828, $149,000 it will then be perceived that the excess will be in the year 1830, Over that of 1828, the sum of�s2xft/five thousand five Hundred dollars. I now compare the appropriations made for the contingent expenses of the House of representatives while or. Clay was speaker of the House with those since made in 1822, they were $45,000 a in 1823, 40,000 in 1824, 60,000 in the year 1829, we find them 1106,000 inthe year 1830, 135,000 Isa aking the difference More than two to one Between hit and a former administration. I must also remark that in the year 1826, the pay to revolutionary pensioners exceeded by $400,000 the a mount at present allowed and that in addition to these other disbursements were made on account of treaties with a be Creek amp other Indian tribes. There was also embraced in the estimate of Quot that year the sum of $91,000 towards the Public buildings in Washington. From the foregoing examination and a variety of corresponding facts my mind As perfectly satisfied that instead of re trenching the expenditures of the government they increase a and where the work of increasing them is to Etc a i acknowledge that 1 am too Little skilled in the Oscilia ions of the times to pretend to say i Trust that i May be called on to answer no More As the duty is painful f i am to be sacrificed for being the Friend of or. Clay let it be so hat sooner sink for such a Man than Rise with any of the Cataline of the Day. Respectfully yours Thomas Chilton. And in the prostrate Laws and liberties of our country and now 1 believe it. And i would not Swap one genuine peal of american Thunder for All your sicilian and italian volcanoes no not even if you would throw Iceland into the bargain i go for american manufacture and for american Thunder it is 80 magnificent and grand i at Otheir tires i can liken you to nothing in the heavens above or on the Earth beneath unless it be a kind of american Domitian not darting your Lance through the wild boar of the Black Forest nor the rebellious German or scythian of the North but thrusting your Bodkin through the peaceful House flies upon the Wall and especially the weak the lame the Lazy and Dubberly flies that cannot very Well get out of your reach. That is Imperial sport it May be death to the poor flies for aught i know but who would condescend a midst the splendours of this reign to think of that it is sport for the emperor it is Imperial game and i go for Imperial game when 1 go a Hunting. Now i must part in Charity with the whole apostolic al race of reformers in this administration May they themselves repent and Reform i will say of them As a distinguished advocate of the West or. Grundy once said of the opposing witnesses in a cause should Tivey Iris pent and Reform the temporal Church will rejoice Angels will tune their harps anew and All the heavenly choir will sing Quot the vilest sinners have of in Zaita. An soon after i was elected to the govern ment Callender came on Here wishing to be made postmaster at Richmond. I knew him totally unfit for it and however ready i was to Aid him with my own charities and i then Jave him fifty dollars i did not think the pubic offices confided to me to give away As thus wrote or. Jefferson the president of the United states to a Friend with whom he held correspondence. In repelling the claims of Callender he acte in a manner worthy of his character and As became his station. Is it not strange that his name should have been made use of As a cover for the very things in others which he himself most condemned and especially in the very matter of Post office appointments some even of our friends we be Lieve thought that we were unnecessarily excited last summer at the Iyan ton removal of postmasters to a Ervin so you cried Reform Reform until you deceived the Public and put them off their guard when Jou rushed in yourselves in combined array and seized on the government and Treasury the emoluments and press so far As you could buy it and reformed us with a vengeance by turning out from All the High officers and most of the Low ones almost All but your own ravenous gang of expectant and bestowing with a prodigal and unpatriotic hand the treasures of the Republic upon your own mercenary corps. You wanted the places and the emoluments of office above All other things your conduct the loud tones of your actions speaking even louder than your deafening tongues proclaim them to have been your object and not your country s Good your combination still utter the faint cry of coalition the shrill cry of coalition rises on the tempest of combination that now desolate the Law and liberties of the country like the shrieks of a ghost in the intervals of a Midnight storm be apostles of Reform i liken you to an american Jove seated on High above the reach of very Little mortals and hurling your Thunder bolts at what not at the colossal or Gigantic speculators of the Day not at the Mountain tops or the tall Pine or Etui Jcoy Oak of the american Forest but at 4he bruised Hyssop at the foot of the Gardei Wall that is american Thunder or. President. I have often heard that a Merican Thunder is better than All the thunders of the old world but i had no proof of the fact until the beginning of this reign Bot now i have heard it and Felt it not in my own person but Mere party views or to punish opponents or Reward partisan so the de readers o this organized add Dilibe a the que of Roy country Biea and Fri oads act providing for the opening of part of the Michigan Road. Approved january 29, 1830. Section 1. Be it enacted by the general Assembly of the state of Indiana the it so much of said Michigan Road As lies Between the Wabash River and the Ohio River at the town of Madison shall be and the same is hereby directed to be Cut and opened one Hundred feet wide Between the first Day of August 1830, and the last Day of november 1831, in the manner following to wit Cut and Clear off of said part of said Road All the logs Timber and under Brush leaving no s ump More than one foot above the level of the Earth and grub thirty feet wide in the Centre of said Road in the same Way and manner that the United states Cumberland Road is grabbed through the state of Indiana a accept where the Timber is now Cut off the Centre of said Road and on such part of said Road no grubbing shall be Dune. Sec. 2. That Noah Noble of Marion county be and he is hereby appointed a contract commissioner to carry the provisions of this Bill into effect and for that purpose he is hereby directed to Lay off said Road into districts of not More than four Miles in length beginning at the town of Madison and number said districts in nut Merical order one two three and so on and shall then after giving three weeks notice in the neighbourhood of each Road District of the time and place of Sale proceed to let the same to the lowest bidder at such times and places As said commissioner shall name in his notices so As to have the whole under contract by the third monday in july 1830. Sec. 3. It shall be tha duty of said commissioner to take Bond payable to the state of Indiana in double the a mount of such undertaker s contract with at least two Good and sufficient securities conditioned for the True and faithful performance of the contract of such undertaker within the time and in the manner contracted for. Sec. 4. So soon As any such undertaker shall have performed his contract to the Santisi action of said commissioner it shall be the duty of said commissioner to give to such contractor or undertaker under his hand and Seal a certificate stating the amount due to such contractor and what it is due for and said certificates when so signed sealed and delivered shall be payable out of the first moneys arising from the Sale of the Michigan Road lands and shall be receivable in payment for said lands when offered for Sale. Sec. 5. It is hereby made the duty of the Secretary of state to Rii Ake out the form of the certificates and Hare them Well and neatly printed on the Best Quality of paper and number them in numerical order one two three and so on and record them in a Book for that purpose and after the said commissioner shall have signed and sealed them the Secretary of state shall attest them before they Are delivered to the person in whose favor they Are drawn. Sec. 6. The said commissioner ber fore he enters upon the duties of his office shall give Bond in the sum of fifty thousand dollars with at least three sufficient securities payable to the state of Indiana conditioned for the True and faithful performance of his duties As such commissioner which said Bond shall be taken by the clerk of the circuit court of Marion county Indiana and shall be by him disposed of As follows Viz first he \ shall cause it to be recorded in the recorder s office of said county of Marion and then shall Forward a True copy thereof under the Seal of said circuit court to the Secretary of state to be by him recorded and filed and pre served in his office and the original shall then be filed by said clerk in the said circuit court clerk s office. Sec. 7. Said commissioner shall keep a Complete record of All his proceedings the persons with whom he contracts the amount and particulars of each contract and the time when each contract May or shall be completed and All other proceedings necessary to be perpetuated and shall Laya True copy of ail his proceedings before both branches of the general Assembly at their next annual session within the first week of said session. Sec. 8. Said commissioner shall receive the sum of two dollars per Day for his services for each Day he shall be engaged in Sevic Msj under the provisions of this act payable out of the first monies arising from the Sale of the said Michigan Road lands. Sec. 9. That if the said commissioner hereby appointed shall refuse to accept the appointment or shall fail to give Bond As required and take upon himself the duties of said office on or before the first Day of april 1830, or if a vacancy shall at any time happen in any Way in said office of said commissioner it shall be the duty of the governor immediately to appoint some person to fill said vacancy and the person so appointed shall within ten Days after his appointment accept or reject said appointment and if accepted such person shall in All this be governed by the provisions of this act this act shall take effect and be Iii Force from and after its passage. Alien Robert b Bishop Joseph june. Barnhill clemency Buell Buell Samuel Bellia Eliz both d dem ids Jacob h Harding Sanuel Jocko Ian Tibet a. ,, from the Indiana a meeting of a number of the citizens of Jefferson county held a the court House in the town of Madison on saturday the 3d Day of april 1830, pursuant to previous notice thereof Given. John Sering Esq. Was called to the chair and James h. Wallace appointed Secretary. Afier the object of the meeting was particularly made known by the chairman the following resolutions were a read and unanimously adopted Viz resolved that we will without de a improve and make a Good Road with sufficient Bridges across the Small streams from the town of Madison to the county line towards the town of Vernon. Resolved that we will assist the people of the counties of Jennings and Bartholomew to make a Good Road with sufficient Bridges from the crossing place at Sand Creek Klap s Mill to Clifty near Columbus. Resolved that Richard c. Talbott c. P. J. Arion John Erwin John King and j. F. Cd. Lanier be appointed to wait on every Man in the town of Madison and such other persons As they May think proper and solicit their Aid in carrying into effect the object of the above resolutions. Resolved that Robert Branham and John Wallace be appointed to expend the monies that May be subscribed in pursuance of the above resolutions with authority to receive the a mount so subscribed the said bran Ham s District to extend from Madison to the crossing of the Middle Fork of big Creek and that said Wallace s District extend from there to the Jennings county line. Resolved that said committee shall severally receive the sum of a 25 cents per Day for their services whilst acting As such. Resolved that James c. Patton Robert Kinnear and James Burns be appointed to. Receive subscriptions in the county for carrying into effect the objects of the above resolutions the said subscription to be in Cash or labor As May Best suit individuals subscribing. Resolved that the people of the several counties through which said Road May pass to Indianapolis be invited to co operate with us in the improvement of said Road. Resolved that these proceedings be published in the Indiana Republican. On motion the meeting adjourned to meet again on the first Day of May next. John Sering Ca n. J. H. Wallace Sec. A list of Liet Teirs remaining in the Post office at Edinburgh ind. On the last Day of March 1830, which if not taken out within three months will be sent to the general Pott offic As dead letters. Am. Marah Jacob p pm de Benjamin s Shu maker Adam w weat Berat Thorn a h. Woodruff Joab Esq. T Young Jacob

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