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Indianapolis Indiana Journal (Newspaper) - January 25, 1837, Indianapolis, Indiana Vol. Xiv. Published by Douglass amp Ivoti. Terms.-$2 of per annul Indianapolis wednesday january 25, 1837. No. Advance for 52 numbera�?50, at 6 months�?$3 of at the end of the volume. No paper will be discontinued unless at the option of the publishers until arrearage Are paid. Frice for lines or less three insertions 00 for each additional insertion 25 Cen i Onger advertisements charged in proportion. A Liberal discount made to those who advertise by the year. Sabbath morning. Jew Calm conies on this holy Day. unfolds the Eastern sky a and upwards fakes her lofty Way triumphant to her throne on High Earth glorious wakes As o or her breast the morning fling her Rosy Ray and Blush Iii from her dreamless rest unveils her to the gaze of Day so still the scene each Wakeful sound. Seemed hallowed music breathing round. The night winds to their Mountain caves. The morning mists to heavens Blue Steep and to their Ocean s Depths the Waves Are gone their holy rest to keep. Tia tranquil ally around above the forests far that bound the scene Are peaceful As their maker s love like Hills of everlasting Green and Clouds like earthly barriers stand or bulwarks of some vie less land. Each tree that lifts its arms in air. Or hangs its pensive head from High seems bending at its morning prayer or whispering with the hours gone by. This holy morning lord is thine let silence Sanctify thy Praise let heaven and Earth in love Combine and morning stars their music raise for tis the Day Joy Joy be dead. When death and hell were captive led from the ladies companion. A wife wanted. Be fair ones attend i be an offer to make be in Hymen s soft bands i am anxious to live for better or worse a companion i la take me provided she fills the description i give. I neither expect nor can Hope for perfection for that never yet was a Bachelor s lot but choosing a wife i would make a selection which Many in my situation would not. I d have let me see i d not have a Beauty for Beautiful women Are Apt to be vain. Yet with a Small share i would think it a duty t9 , be thankful and never complain. Her form must be Good without Art to constrain it not above nor below but of Middle size a something it puzzles my brain to explain it like eloquent language must flow from her eyes. She must be Well bred or i cannot respect her Good natured and modest but not very Coy her mind Well informed tis the principle nectar the cup of Hymen Al Joy. Her Home she must love and Domestic employment have practical knowledge of household affairs and make it a part of her highest enjoyment to soften my troubles and lighten my cares. Her age i would have it at least to be Twenty. But not to exceed Twenty five at the most and the girls of that age being every where plenty i Hope to get one of that numerous Host. Not Fortune i ask for i be no predilection for glitter or show or the pomp of High life i wish to be bound by the cords of affection and now i have drawn you the sketch of a wife. If any possess the above requisitions. And wish to be bound by the conjugal band they Forward May come they know the conditions enquire of the editor i m always at hand. A Bachelor. Speech of or. Peyton of Tennessee in the House of representatives upon the Resolution of or. Wise proposing a select committee of investigation and or. Pearce 3 motion to Amend the 15. Or. Speak by i was at first somewhat surprised that the gentleman Frorer. Rhode Island or. Pearce should be found in opposition to this investigation. That gentleman was once the zealous advocate of rigid scrutiny into All abuses comte cited by Public functionaries. In an elaborate speech upon this floor he once sustained an investigation similar to the one proposed by my tried from Virginia or. Wise i allude to the Case of the Wiscasset collector. But sir the gentleman announces the fact that i a discharged. He was then opposed to general Jackson violently and bitterly opposed to him and he manifested that opposition in every conceivable Way arid upon even subject that arose. But having now become Jackson Man he has under gone it seems a com Lete political transformation. And what a Changet is old principles discarded his mental vision in total and disastrous eclipse he has closed his eyes upon fraud and speculation and plunder. But air has it come to this that the gentleman from Rhode Island is put Forward As the Chat Pion of Andrew Jackson ? has that distinguished citizen already sunk so Low that his Fame and reputation Are committed to the keeping of such hands of spectacle mortifying and Hun ii listing to the honest friends and original supporters of Andrew Jackson those who fought with him and voted for him who advocated his first election upon principle and who unlike the gentle Nan yet stand up the dauntless advocates for the same principles what must they think How must they feel when they Are informed that the president s reputation As a statesman has fallen into the custody of that gentleman who formerly h violent loathed and detested assailant has thrown himself into the current of the president s popularity Strong enough to Bear even him along and is now become his pretended fulsome eulogist and defender but sir to the gentleman s objections or rather his pretended objections to the proposed inquiry he Lias Given a striking specimen of the cunning and tact of the sect to which he belongs by the Issue which Heads made up a false hypocritical Issue. What is it Why Forsooth that in involves the president s veracity 1 that it will be does the president Spak the truth when he says that All the officers Are a honest Quot As Well As capable and that be Good tender hearted Man cannot endure to hear any thing which infringes in the slightest degree upon the veracity of that High functionary. Under this false and fraudulent Issue the gentleman lakes shelter and expects to escape All inquiry All investigation. Is argument required to expose a position so monstrous will not every High minded Man in the nation look upon it with scorn and indignation sir i deny Ami denounce this As that false Issue which has so Long been the shield of the party and behind which they always skulk at the slightest approach of the president says that they ure honest and the gentleman says you Are not to prove them to be rogue because that would be to make out the president a liar. What a position i did the president write the paragraph in his Mes a age Laud Albry of these officers which the gentle is Vijh uaral to Sucha document which i am sure has no Quot precedent or parallel ? no or not one word of it and he does not know a this moment that it is there. What is it sir which these gentlemen of Able and so honest have introduced into the message and now claim that it is evidence of so High and sacred a nature that it cannot be examine Ftp or impeached 1 Here it is Quot before concluding this paper i think it due to the various executive departments to Bear testimony to their prosperous condition and to the ability and integrity with which they have been conducted. It has been my aim to enforce in All of them a vigilant and faithful discharge of the Public business and it is Gratifying tume to believe that there is no just cause of complaint from any Quarter at the manner in which they have fulfilled the objects of their did Andrew Jackson write this sweeping certificate of moral character for these gentlemen no sir no. I plead non est actin. It is not his deed. They have Rhu Dulenthy smuggled in into his message to evade scrutiny into their conduct. Instead of stifling inquiry it is of itself a cause of suspicion. J say sir that the president did not write it in support of which averment 1 have evidence satisfactory at least to my own mind and such As should be made known to this House to the country at Large and to posterity. It should thus be made known in order to shield the name and Fame of the president from that imputation which in All time to come would attach to them in consequence of this flagrant abuse of the Confidence reposed by him in others. The committee on the part of the Senate which according to usage was appointed to Wail upon the president at the commencement of the session and inform him of the readiness of Congress to receive the very message in question found him extended on a sick Couch scarcely Able to raise his hand. On the eve of their departure he urged the senator from j in Nessee or. Grundy to come Back soon and talk with him that he was lonesome wanted company and wished to have his friends about Hin. The senator alas that it should be necessary for him to inv Ike the attendance of friends and such friends did return and remained with lh3 president More than an hour during which time he never alluded to the subject of politics. He spoke of dying of the Hermitage of his Hope Thill he might be spared Tel he could reach it in the Spring. His thoughts were with his heart Quot and that was far away Quot dwelling upon other and doubtless Fiolich meditations than writing eulogies upon Public functionaries whose conduct he was in no situation to examine and who if they were honest needed not his testimony to the fact. But the gentleman front Rhode Island has another objection to the Mode of proceeding proposed by my Friend from Virginia. He says Hal it is unnecessary because by the standing rules of the House the investigation into All such matters is enjoined As a duty upon the committee of ways and Means. The Rule alluded to by the gentleman reads As follows Quot it shall be the duty of the committee of ways and Means to take into considerate in All such reports of the Ivea sury department and All such propositions relative to the Revenue As May be referred to them by the House amp a. Tsz a. To examine into the Stato of the several Public departments and particularly into the Laws making appropriations of moneys and to report whether the moneys have been disbursed conformably with such Laws and also to report from Lime to time such provisions and arrangements As May be necessary to add to the Economy of the departments and the accountability of their and yet the gentleman in a subsequent part of his argument contended that the exercise by the House of such a Power As is hereby enjoined upon one of the standing committees would be a disfranchisement of the Heads of departments an sex Par a trial and conviction according to the rules of the common Law i the Rule referred to by the gentleman shows the sense entertained by the House in relation to the necessity of such investigations As the one proposed into the state and condition of the several departments with a View to the rigid accountability of Public officers and the Legal disbursement of the Public moneys. But sir is the committee of ways and Means the appropriate committee to make such examinations look at the past. How Long have complaints of Malversa Tion in office been ringing in the ears of gentlemen look at the formation of that committee. Its chairman or. Cambreleng labors under a political if not a Legal disability to Institute and conduct them with efficiency. Dare he move in such a cause no sir he would Seal his Fate forever. But if that committee were forced by the House into the investigation with what Hope of Success could we rely upon in the head of each department would hand Over to the chairman of that committee such a statement As he might choose to Send Here. Why sir it would be like the trial of Reuben Whitney. Reuben has been tried and As you will be glad to hear acquitted since the last session. But How tried ? nut by a committee of this House no sir he was tried on the other Side of the alleghenies while the witnesses and the prosecutor were a thousand Miles Oit. He was tried at , before the president of the United states the prosecutor not my Friend from Virginia or. Wise but one John Kennedy who prosecuted Reuben so handsomely that he has since been rewarded by an appointment. Reuben was arraigned before the president in a Large crowd the charges against him so drawn up that they could All be answered in his favor without touching the True issues which involve his guilt or irm Cence. They in effect asked the president is Reuben a Saint or is to a sinner a Quot he is a persecuted Patriot sir persecuted on account of his opposition to the United states Quot there Quot said they Quot do you hear that Quot and the shout Hurra for Reuben was loud and Long. But Gir the gentleman chose to wander from the subject be i re the House and carry this political War into Tennessee. This is contrary to the policy of his sate during the Lute War with great Britain. She then had a higher regard for stale lines and stale Sovereign ties her patriotism was Only commens Rale with her Small limits. He represents the president As going to the her milage on private business and Saems �0 justify All which his parly attempted to achieve by the presi Denis visit to Tennessee. A private visit to the Hermitage they scarcely gave him time to shake bunds wih the old family servants at the Hermitage. He was hurried from place to Picc dragged along through dust and heat to Public noeling towns and villages and Cross roads and country stores carried through Tennessee und Alabama brought Back and then taken through Kentucky by the Way of Cincinnati to Washington. I he friends of or Van Buren resorted to every Art to excite and induce him to take an Active part in the election and True. I Hope sir thai no such denial has been made. But if in has Island ready to meet the gentleman and maintain the truth of those facts Uny the president assailed me for the course which a said i had pursued in relation to the Bill which contained the appropriation to carry into effect the Cherokee treaty before he left the City which complaint he frequently repeated on his Way to the Hermitage. At Knoxville a gentleman produced the Globe newspaper which showed that i had voted and spoken in Ivor of that measure. Bui it had no Eft eco for to continued to speak of it As he had done before. At Sparta he denounced my Friend ii of Virginia or. Wise As a liar. At the House of mrs. Sanders in Sumner county Tennessee he stated that my colleague or. Bell Quot told Twenty lies in one speech and knew them to be lies at the time Quot and that Peyton was a greater liar than Bell. In passing through the District of my colleague or. Forrester his very a ble speech at the last session of Congress having been mentioned the president stated Quot that any Man could get As Good a speech As that Wrixon at Washington for five dollars when asked How or. Huntsman was in relation to political matters on on the Fence Quot said the general Quot and no one knows which Side he will the constituents of another one of my colleagues inquired Quot Well general what do you think of our representative or. Shield Quot Quot of Quot said he Quot he s of no account sir no account turn him out and Send someone in his place who is of some i have repeated these things sir not on account of any pleasure they afford me but because these very gentlemen who were the cause of these exhibitions Are now denying them. Let any Man deny those statements who dare. But the gentleman from Rhode Island Calls upon us to take Quot the Bull by the horns Quot Quot to move an impeachment against the president at once Quot a says that Quot he is accountable for the acts of his ministers and any attack upon them is in effect an impeachment of quid is strange doctrine to Nie sir. We wish to rope these calves and drag them bleating As they go from the Treasury for they have been sucking too Long already and the gentleman says Quot Lake the Bull by the move an impeachment a against the president indeed he accountable criminally accountable for the want of integrity on the part of his ministers was there Ever any thing More impudent than this because general Jackson Isa Patriot does in follow that Reuben m. Whitney is any thing but what the world knows Bun to be a because general Jackson is an honest Man does it follow that Amos Kendall and All the other Quot hirelings Quot As he Calls them Are honest too this sir is the doctrine of the parly the doctrine of men into whose hands the government of the country has fallen. But sir the gentleman is thus shuffling himself under he Prott citing Mantle of the president but displays the usual tact of the party to which he belongs. They Are All patriots if the president be a Patriot. They Are All honest men if the president be an honest Man. Sir Lei n e put a Case in common life to illustrate this doctrine one which every Farmer will understand. Take any Man of seventy years of age put him on a farm with sixty hands to control give him a full crop Corn tobacco and Small Grain can he manage them so that no part of the crop will Sutler suppose his foremen Are faithless and roguish that hey Are detected marauding the country of nights taken with their pigs and Lurkey chickens and potatoes upon them could they plead tie Virtues of their master Asa justification of their crime could you not Linch them without meaning to inflict blows upon the Good old Man whose Confidence they had abused there is no Man amongst them who could stand one moment upon his own merits. No sir they have crowded and huddled to Getlir under the Mantle of general Jat kaon until that it is not Broad enough to cover them they have worn it thread Bare stretched and torn it into tatters. You May occasionally get a glimpse of Van s Bald Pate popped out Here Amos s Sharp face there Felix s red eyes yonder Blair s Shank at one place and Reuben s pockets filled with Treasury receipts at another and now Feir we have the gentleman front Rhode Island squealing round like an Odd pig for whom there is no teat Hunting a place to crawl in now sir what i wish is to strip the Jackson Mantle off these gentlemen and let them stand up for themselves. Every one knows that no gentle that some Ceram fact which every one there knows to be Titian upon this floor has any motive any wish to make an Issue with general Jackson that he cannot be the object of this Resolution. His course is run his Day is past his Power is in other hands and e wish to hold these gentlemen accountable for the manner in which they exercise it. There has been no investigation into the departments which we propose to examine for the last eight years. We wish to see a settlement of heir accounts at the bar of the Public and the balance fairly struck Between them and the people. They May be honest very honest if 50, in is due to themselves Hal they show it. In May be otherwise and in that event it is due to the country that we should have a committee of the House to show that. How is in proposed that they shall come to trial upon the certificate contained in the message and upon that alone. The gentleman himself admits that these sweeping certificates Are unusual. 1 detest the whole system of certifying which pervades every department of the government and can be traced from Reuben m. Whit Ney up i believe you cannot go from Reuben Down yes sir a Coward who shrinks and runs from an adversary whom he has injured will get a certificate of his courage to use upon the stump a traitor will get a certificate of his patriotism a rogue of his honesty and a perjured witness of his veracity and if you attempt to fix upon either of these his True character he Willens Conse himself behind his certificate. Cask permission logo into the various departments and see what their True condition is. But says the gentleman that is equivalent to an impeachment of the president for Here is his statement that All is Well Quot Hal there is no just cause of complaint from any Quarter Quot and the argument is that if you find any just cause of complaint it will How that what the president has said is not True and therefore if you do not mean to attack the president there must be no examination we hold Whoie officers whose conduct we propose to examine to to irus fecs and to have reason to believe that they have abused their Trust and abused the Confidence of the president and demand that they shall give an account of heir conduct to the repro sen Lumives of the people and we Are met at once and told that you Are pulling the president on his Tri Al in is an impeachment against him Muk out your specifications and summons him to the bar of the Senate. All we ask sir is Hal the representatives of the i Merican people shall Send a Commilles acid examine the archives records and papers of their own government in any and All of its departments and make their report of the facts to this House we propose to criminal prosecution against any one but an investigation into the of the departments and the honesty and Fidelity of the Public agents and this the gentleman Calls disfranchisement under the common Law. He was eloquent and extravagant in his Eulogius upon the Heads departments he spouted their praises in poetry and i suppose he Means they shall live in song and Story. He says the Secretary of the Treasury has not slept upon his arms. No sir he has not and the parly should feel under the highest obligations to him for he has so contrived As to make the Treasury and the Public lands a powerful auxiliary to or. Van Buren in the late election. By the celebrated Treasury order which he issued requiring specie in payment for the Public lands with an exception in favor of citizens of the states in which those lands Are situated he inc a eco of tired a bribe of one Hundred dollars a head for votes in the states of Mississippi Arkansas Missouri and Michigan which was then looked upon us a state. For sir in the Sale of Public lands in Mississippi last fall specie Vas Worth at one time Twenty per cent. And Wilile the citizens of Tennessee then considered in rebellion to or. Van Byren were required to pay this enormous tax the citizens of Mississippi a doubtful stale in Ibee Lection were exempt from it. At government Price three Hundred and Twenty acres of land would Cost the mississippian four Hundred dollars while the i , for the same Quantity was compelled to pay the sum of five Hundred Tollari from the necessity he was placed under by this order of raising specie. And sir this was not confined to the poor and needy but extended to the Nabob with his hundreds of hands and thousands of Bales while the specie was exacted from the most indigent and meritorious tennessean. I i sir is what i Call High handed on the one Side and wholesale bribery and corruption on the other. Philip of Macedon never it de a More a blushing use of Money to corrupt und enslave the peole of Greece. 7 his Secretary must be entitled to the Praise and something More substantial Silil to a portion of the spoils of the parly. The gentleman alluded also to the visit of the Secretary of sate or. Forsyth to Georgia which to Calls unfortunate True his visit was unfortunate and of the visit of the secret arvo the Navy or. Dickerson to new Jersey which was also unfortunate. He seems unwilling to give them any credit for Well meant exertions and Quot wishes to ged they had staid at i Iii appear rather ungrateful As they used their exertions in the cause. It is True the gentleman attempts to conceal the fact but it is notorious that the Secretary of slate went to Georgia and used every Effort to rally his shattered forces that he was openly electioneering fur or. Van Buren. Amos Loo if i was correctly informed made an excursion fur alike purpose into new England. I am sure that i saw it stated that he had Bis face lithographed and copies sent through the country so that those who could not see Quot the divine original might at least gaze on love s but sir the gentleman assumes another ground in dt���3nc� of in Csc Quot ministers Quot As he Calls them. He says the appointment of this committee a Ould a to unto a disfranchisement of those Sofii cars a Hose conduct it is propos cd to scrutinize by denying to them a trial according the strict rules of the criminal Law. This principle holds Only where a my is on trial of crime. All Laws Are to be liberally Capoun ded so As to detect fraud but strictly construed when you come to punish a criminal. The gentleman goes too fast he leaps to the conclusion leaving Usai the beginning of this matter while to Are commencing the development of fraud and corruption Lii b the Law abhors he anticipates the awful result which May be brought about and is appealing to your sympathy on behalf of the culprit. It Jav if he will be patient we will go on with him and in due of Eason we will lean to the Side of mercy and acquit wherever there is reasonable . This is strange doctrine to come from that Side of the House. The officers Are the trustees of the people and Are accountable to the people. They have been Long in office and Are about entering upon a new lease and now when called upon to make an exhibition of heir Fidelity and ability their friends upon this floor raise the cry of disfranchisement and summary punishment. I deny and utterly repudiate this doctrine. Sir in private life no one denies the right of a principle to look into the conduct of his agent. What would that principal think of an agent who would shut his books and say 1 claim Protection under the criminal code you cannot examine these books lest it May Lead to a prosecution against me what honest Man would not Sayal once that he was guilty what judge would sustain the objection for an instant a i Ake the Case of a guardian motion is made in court a committee is appointed and he is brought forthwith to a settlement could he object on the ground that the examination of his accounts might developed crime and Lead to punishment and sir have not the Auric a people the same Power Over these keepers of heir Trca cure and guardians of their a ont Wintion Laws and liberties which a court of Justice can exercise Over the guardian of an Estille and the children who own it sir because Inver to Galion would Lead to such a discovery in does not preclude investigation altogether. The gentleman s seems to be haunted by the idea of Cri Ninal and Penitentiary punishments. Well sir his fancies May be realized he May know some Hing calculated to excite his alarm it May Lead to that and i would not be Surpri Stid if Insom Jin stance it did but we move no impeachment no in Dick men no presentment at ibis Lime. We merely ask that this House As the great inquest of the nation shall inquire into the Stato of the Arlof nos and upon u report of facts by a committee it will then to Able to determine what Steps Are proper to be taken. If crime is developed in any Quarter Ihen i will be the proper Tima to bring to trial and they shall have All the benefits of the strict rules of common Law and criminal Law and Iho Benefit of likewise. Sir there is something Quot Rollen in Denmark Quot or we would not have this Resolute and continued opposition to All investigation which is calculated to show mismanagement on the part of agent and officers of government. At the adjourn ment of the last so Salon of Congress there were pending motions and resolutions calculated to Offerl t objects similar to those contemplated by Resolution and they were All smothered by the parly to which the gentleman belongs and i believe a Vii his a it distance the gentleman Drendra a select committee while he is willing to go to trial upon the certificate of the pre ii Donl and seems to have Lill the result if Tho matter be entrusted to the Commilles of ways and Means. Yet sir he is a Lanned at the idea of a select committee and says it will to a fit ult finding censorious have the j Genii Jinan and his friends any thing to dread in the appointment of this commit too is the speaker sul decl to Tho suspicion of doing injustice to any of the party in the appointment of sir is in not a Matitz a of absolute certainty that Ama Jority of this committee a need will to Compo sad of the friends of these officers cannot these gentlemen meet their own friends without fear and trembling is there not virtue and Talent in this House Bifi sent to guaranty Protection to the innocent As Well As ensure the detection and exposure of the guilty ? Are gentlemen willing that it shall be understood and go abroad to the country Hal they Cantito i the i Uch a committee composed of gentlemen of the highest Honor and purest principles even though they Are their own friends and these too arc the men in whose Han is the government of the country is placed and who claim to be above suspicion i Lynnd he pc nver of this House sorted in upon All sides by the ramparts of the president s Cerlito Cale. There is one other position assumed by the gentleman from Rhode Island which is quite original and merits particular attention it is this sir that the direction Given at the last session to the Bill Conion by called the patronage Bill is conclusive As t the views of the House upon the subject of executive patronage. And he seems to draw an inference that the House then gave its Sanction to All that had been or would be done in the Way of patronage in All its Dopart meals. Whal Are he facts in relating 0 that Case a gentle Nan from new York or. Mann on the 25lh of february 183 5, moved Quot that said Bill be referred to the committee Oil the my colleague or. Bell moved Quot it should to referred to u select committee Quot and pending these i notions a gentleman from Virginia or. Dror Goole moved Quot Ihal the executive patronage Bill to committed to the commit Lee of the whole Llo Riseon Tho stale of the Union Quot who. H motion prec Cronce of the others and prevailed and there the Bill slept Ever since. The question of executive Palm Niage was not taken up l or consideration afterwards and now the gentleman contends Hal the House h iving failed to acl Ripon the subject it was therefore against the Bill and in favor of patronage to the fullest extent. Sir during the last summer in Tennessee i Endeavor a to inculcate this doctrine so far As to bold u majority of the House accountable for failing to act upon his As Well us some other important question.=but this doctrine was controverted by of and your friends. How would in hold upon another great a it i estion the question Sofii minding the Constitution o the United slates so As to secure the ele Cipun of president and Vicc president to the people at All events and under All circumstances for the last two sessions of con Ress this has been a be Ding question and Afi girded a Quot air Opportunity for the part to show their Zeal in out the n of general Jack it on. 1, 1 1 the friends with whom i act have Ever been in favor of that measure. At the session before Tho last soon after in was known Hal judge White was a Viiu Didolc for tha and while we were urging t be Honse to take up the resolutions upon that subject the present speaker or. James k. Polk made a speech in which after professing a willing Ness to go for the measure objected to acting upon the subject then alleging a want of time and also some imperfection in the resolutions. I followed in a few remarks in which i urged the importance of a speedy action on the subject and reminded the speak ice this in relation Tii the matter and Iliouch lie Iiga Insi is hero Ltd it i Wilh us to Lake up the Resolution his Fra Hills , tumult. To Weir Cue and followed his Precept instead of Bis and thai i solutions were postponed. At the last session of Congress the same subject came up with no letter Lute than be it re. It was Wilh great difficulty we could get a re Orl from the committee at All. They professed Lolic in favor of inc amendment. Of is but they seemed to agree to differ As to the Mode of effecting it and at last when the report came in it took the same direction with the patronage Bill or something like it. We could not a ring the gentlemen to vote on either. And is in to be understood now the election is Over i know that it would not have been admitted before that All those who voted to give those important measures the go by Are to be set Down As voting against them if so How do he party stand upon Tho great leading measures of general Jackson s administration if we Call upon gentlemen to walk in the footsteps of the president upon that Oft. Repeated but never heeded recommendation in regard to the election of president and vice president Are we to be told that the House has already decided that question against the president s by refusing to vote on the question Are we to be told if we propose to limit executive patronage that he House has already decided Llinat question in Ibe same manner and has sanctioned Tho full extent to which a executive measures have been recently carried and sir is that extent in is sufficient if not checked and grows into a settled precedent to rivet chains upon us and our children forever. Such a precedent will authorize a president to make the nomination of his successor a of Easore Issue Bis proclamation calling a convention to confirm Hal nomination and denounce in Advance ail who dare of join to Etc idiot nines before or alter he convention acts As Public virtue and opt losing the a igbo file people to Fiji sir this has fluno in the i late nomination of the Quot govern men Quot candidates As they Are called in the English to Virnal =. Was trial ticket so remarkable for its Pii Rity in a x Irlue that to oppose in Vas to assail the air ii a of the people i or. Van Buren had promised to walk in the footsteps of general Jackson and is cons Quenila bound in Doe Lime to nominate his colleague c >1. Lornson for the , order a convention to ratify his nomination Lake the Field and ii care his Clellion by the use of All the ways and mean in the Power of the executive. This sir is the extent to which executive patronage has already gone and which the gentleman contends has beforehand been sanctioned by the House. This sir is while i deny. Whatever this House May be destined to do it has not come to thai yet. Sir i was not prepared for such doctrines and i must say that 1 was nol prepared for the opposition to the pr0 0sed investigation. 1 had hoped that Gen Allemen would become ashamed of screening these Liff cers who instead of running Logon. Jackson for certificates of moral character should be the first to demand an investigation. But sir will the people of the United slates be satisfied forever that they shall shrink from responsibility hold up Gen. Jack son s character As a Schiehl and thereby escape a scrutiny of heir conduct if they have acted Bon orally j we wish them to show in Quot if those suspicions so common so Universal Are groundless we wish the country to know it. Innocence never seeks for safety in Light in conceal nent but rather courts in Vesliga lion and defies scrutiny. How can gentle men reconcile innocence with this trembling and shrinking a this shielding themselves under the numerical strength of their friends in this House this was their course us the last session of remember sir what fatality attended every Effort to obtain a committee of invest ligation theft. Re collect the extraordinary and obstinate Protection extended to that Darling treas iry Pel a Tubeo Whitney. Let in also be remembered that the committed on Indian affairs unanimously recommended an to Quiry into the abuses of that Bureau which would have developed the causes of the late and pro sent Indian wars in the South. That committee reported a Resolution authorizing any two of its members to prosecute the inquiry by taking testimony for the information of the House at this session. But sir this Resolution reported by a committee a majority of whom were in favor of or. Van Buren was rejected in the House. The citizens of Georgia and Alabama petitioned and implored the House to Lor Vest Gate thai subject alleging the most unheard it frauds and abuses. Upon this application the Rote stood ayes 77, noes 77, a tie and the speaker gave the casting Vole against the investigation. Sir Meri High in favor and High in office were suspect de. The agent of the government John b. Hogan gave the department official information of the greatest outrages practice upon the indians which were Ever perpetrated upon and people Savage or civilized. He was very soon removed or rather promoted for tort Indian agent to be collector at the port of Mobile. And yet sir we have no account of prosecutions convictions and punishments which have followed his disclosures. Why sir those or rather Indian robbers would find an old chief upon his patrimonial estate where the chiefs and King of his race have lived for centuries before him with his slaves and his farm around him smoking his pipe amidst his own Forest Trees spurning any of Ferto Purchase his Home and they would bribe some Yae Abond Indian to personage him in a Trade to sell his land flirting his name and the first intimation that he would have of the transaction would be his expulsion by Force from his House this was common and not Only so but under the pre Lexi of reclaiming fugitive slaves the wives and children of mixed blood of the indians were seized and carried Oft in bondage the famous Oceola himself had his wife taken from him and that Loo it has been said by a government officer and was chained by this same officer to a log. Sir what else could be expected but that Hosp scourged plundered starving Savage would glut their vengeance by the in discriminate Slaughter of the innocent and helpless families of the Frontier whose blood has cried Tous Invfio this has caused the Florida War which has produced such a waste of treasure the loss of so much National and individual Honor and of so Many valuable lives Jimis has called the Gallant volunteers from my own slate and from my own District who have traversed a thousand Miles to fight the Battle of Strah gorse to contend Wilh a Savage foe while drinking those stagnant Waters whose malaria is deals Many of whom Are left in the wild Woods of Florida whore Quot the foe and the stranger will tread o or their Heads Quot while their fellow soldiers Are far away Happy at Home with their friends and families. One a la sir any one of those Noble youths who nov sleep under a foreign Sod was Worth More than the whole army of plunderers who have caused the mis Clief. And yet. Sir such men As these were shielded at the last session of Congress by the casting vote of the speaker. And now according to the argument of the gentleman from Rhode Island the Houat i3 Annc Lionor All Utkov a id. 1 think sir it is time for this course of things to cease. It is time for the people to know something of the conduct of those in whose hands the Public business is entrusted and who really administer the govern mint. They have been behind Gen. Jack son Long enough. A was present when or. Van Buen took his position there. It was a striking Dis play of that paternal care which the president has extended Over or. Van Buren. In the Spring of 1834, the president or. Van Buren and a few other gentlemen i amongst the number Rode out to the Washington course to witness a trial of Speed an Amu sement of which i am very lond and for which the president had not altogether lost his taste at that Day it was a trial run Between the celebrated Buairus and Emily. The horses were brought on the course All was Calm and quiet until the rider of the b Sirus mounted when the old Courser began to rear my plunge this seemed to stir the Mettle of old Hickory he reared upon his stirrups and took com Mand Quot hold him Quot said he to the boy Quot Don t let him run against the Fence you must break him of that sir Quot to the Trainer Quot could do in in an ruining to me he said Quot Lake your stand there Quot Lio inting to a Posi Liori on the Side of the course there is but one place from which a horse can by correctly i took my station with lever in hand. Al this moment he discovered the vice president who bad come up and taken his posit a near me he exclaimed Wilh great Energy and earnestness of manner As he flashed his Eye from lha excited animals to the vice president "3ir. Van Buren get behind Ine he ill run Over you sir it a would have done you Good to see How natural and easy in was for Van to slope off behind the old chief and sir there he has been Ever since. Old Hickory would not gel out of the Way for us to run Over him if he had Given us a fair Chance on any stretch or turn during the whole race we would have run Over Iii or made him Fly the track. But sir we have got him on the repeal the general will be out of the Way he is no game horse and we will make a Case of him on the repeat. I do not complain so much that the president has fallen in love Wilh or. Van Buren but i claim the privilege of falling in love Wilh whom i please and this sir is the last privilege which will Ever be surrendered by Man or woman either. But sir or. Van Buren is in love with the president too and be accidentally found it out. The manner of the discovery is somewhat curious. I do not know ibis to be True but it was much talked of and universally believed in the City. Or. Von Buren was in conversation with a lady Ani intimate Friend of the president amiable inter eating and remarkable for communicating to him whatever she thought would be agreeable for him to hear. Or. Van Buien said to this lady Quot that he had been Redd ing much and thinking deeply of Lale upon the character of great men and had come to the conclusion that Genera Jackson waa the greatest Man that had Ever lived in the Lide of time that he was the Only Man amongst them All without a the fair Friend of the president was delighted. Quot but Al Quot said be Quot whatever you do Don i Tell general Jackson what i have said. I would not have him to know it for the you see sir that he Wab afraid Sitf might forget it and therefore thought it was Safe a it to jog her memory. But sir he might have saved himself Hal trouble for the lady went to the. President and told him All that had passed. Quot iia i Madam Quot said he with Tea l s in his Ces thai Man loves be he tries to conceal it but there is Alvy ays some Way fixed by which i can Tell my friends Fri my now sir Van was like the fre Lidl a Man although i want it distinctly understood the so l differ Wilh him shout this Well As Many old things a Frenchman began to write his deed Ahti Quot Kivow one Tco Man by Iliesco Quot we yer

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