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Logansport Canal Telegraph (Newspaper) - August 6, 1836, Logansport, Indiana The Telegraph. Saturday August a 1836. Editorial. It will be scrip by referring to our columns of to Day that h. Lasselle or. Has purchased an interest in the Telegraph. His intimate acquaintance with our local interests and with the general politics of the country Ives Assurance that Bis editorial assistance will Aid greatly in making the paper interesting and useful. In continuing a somewhat arduous editorial career the undersigned has no new pledges to make the old ones shall be . B. Dillon. To the patrons of the Telegraph. Having disposed of my entire interest in the office of the Telegraph to 11. Lasselle jr., it will hereafter be edited and published by h. Lasselle and j. B.1 Illon. Since the commencement of the publication of the Telegraph we have had to undergo and labor under Many inconveniences the expense using considerable and materials difficult to procure. Tills Section of Indiana which was then but thinly settled by inhabitants is now we Are Haj try say equal in in ter prize and improvement to any other part of the Western country and with prospects truly flattering. It has Ever been our object to promote and sustain the interest of our country and if we have succeeded we have Only done tiie duty that we owed to our patrons. Notwithstanding the great excitement which has prevailed Between the two leading parties in politics we have endeavoured to touch it but slightly believing that course the wish of our patrons and better adapted to sustain the institutions of our government. For the very Liberal support and patronage with which we have been favored we shall Ever feel thankful to our . Lasselle. Pm Pinole the interest of our town and Coli ii shall claim my attention first and when that is attended to the politics of the Gen cml government shall have a place. To have a Branch of the state Bank established in this place appears to be the wish of All a stand it by and As it is a bight we can justly claim no pains on my part shall be spared to insure Success. Our citizens have also been too remiss in their exertions to have an insurance office established in this place the Large amount of property that is now exposed to loss by fire should warn our citizens of their danger and no time should be lost to take into consideration such measures As will Best secure the is tabs hmm it of an institution of this kind established on such principles that its object will be More to secure our citizens from heavy losses than a source of profit to individuals or stockholders the advantages that an institution of this kind will have when managed upon fair and honorable principles and by our own citizens Over one established by foreign capital and capitalist who have no ties but interest to bind them is obvious to All. The school fund of our county and Borough a the Sale of the Seminary property the improvement and grading of our streets with Many other matters having a tendency to promote the interest and welfare of our Clit Zens shall be attended too at a proper Lime. H. Lasselle or. 4 if quot pc tie Borough trustees we Aro auth sized to say m ill m ii on Friday next at the clerk s office. Wirthe Telegraph shall be enlarged to a size equal to that of any other paper in the state As soon As the necessary arrangements can be made. To the Public. Having purchased an interest in the office of the Telegraph i think it proper to Jay before the readers of that paper the course i intend to pursue whilst engaged in conducting 4t. The editor of a newspaper is neither More nor less than an agent for the Public and when viewed in that Light his course should be to promote the welfare of the Community for whom he is Labouring a to effect this is my aim and if i succeed my object shall have been attained and i shall have done Only what i conceive a duty. With regard to the politics of the general government my support As an individual shall be Given to Gen. Vav. Ii. Harrison for reasons which shall be Given at some future time. But in the capacity of editor duty Points out to me to support measures and not men and in this course my path of duty is Plain and my motto shall be Onward. Men May change but measures never and should individuals who May claim my support for advocating certain measures Ever vary from those measures let it not a Pear inconsistent in me if they should meet with my disapprobation nor should it be a sufficient cause that because an individual should honestly differ in any one instance on certain matters of policy that he should in All cases meet with my disapprobation. To support an individual or a fat arty right or wrong is a doctrine i cannot subscribe to and to carry such theory into practice is sapping the foundation of those very principles of right and Liberty which it is our aim As Well As our duty to cherish. The object of every citizen is to secure for himself his right and his Liberty and by that Means promote his own happiness and the surest niemans to secure this to himself is to support those measures which have for their object the welfare of the Many Over the few and the individual who will by his course approach the nearest to this Rule o action shall obtain my support but As an cd tor my duty shall be to Lay before the pub lie the course and actions of individuals they Are and let the Public judge for them selves How far the acts and measures of Public men correspond with their professions. It is but too often the Case that cond of newspapers As Well a individuals Lay too much stress upon the affairs of the Genera government to the entire neglect of that which appears to me to be of More immediate Benefit to the Community generally that is our slate mailers and local interests. In ii Tase however the Rule shall be reversed. T the election. In the senatorial District composed of the counties of ass Miami and Fulton col. G. W. Ewing has been elect cd state senator by a Large majority Over his competitor Gen. Wilson. Or. G. N. Fitch has l Een i cited representative of Cass county by a majority of 133 Over his principal competitor s. S. Tipton Esq. R. B. Stevenson was elected probate judge without opposition Nathaniel Williams county commissioner for the Hist District and j. H. Kintner school commissioner. Eight Hundred and sixty votes were Given in the county. It is to be hoped that the excitement which prevailed during the week proceeding the election has entirely sub a Sci and we Trust that the Confidence and Aid of All parties May be fully extended to our senator and representative while engaged in their Public duties in the next session of the legislature. D. As anti slavery society. It appears that a society has been established in this place denominated the quot anti slavery society of Logansport and we have on former occasions expressed opinions unfavourable to the existence of similar Socie lies in the free states and we still hold the opinion that these associations have a tendency to increase the magnitude of an evil which it in their ostensible object to eradicate. What do tiie Ornis Sailes and proselytes of Arthur Tappan Wihib to prove to the people of Indiana that slavery is an evil every body admits it. That it is a National misfortune All admit this and All regret it. But the evil and the misfortune Are borne by the people of be slave holding states from whom alone under the existing circumstances a Call for the interference of the government ought to emanate. We know neither the names nor the number of the individuals who compose the quot anti slavery society of the first information touching the establishment of this society was received through the columns of the last Indianapolis journal from which we earn that the object of the society is quot to disseminate information and Light quot Imong the Logansport and Vicinity quot upon the dark subject of the second Resolution Calls quot loudly upon the friends of Freedom to arouse and put on the Armor of truth and righteousness and fight manfully the Good fight against whom Why against our unfortunate Brethren of the Southern states who suffering under the pressure of an evil which time and circumstances have fastened upon them Are entitled to the deepest sympathy and the firmest Friendship of the people of the free states. It is Well known that present movements of the abolitionists tend to increase the evils of slavery if not to arouse among the a Gale of the South the horrors of insurrection and bloodshed. Will Indiana cherish within her Borders emissaries whose misguided Zeal will Aid in producing such results. Let Public opinion lash the Northern blood hounds Back into their . For the Telegraph. My Sims. Editors in the perusal of the Indianapolis journal of july 3uih, unexpectedly my attention was called to the proceedings of a meeting in the town of , relative to the abolition of . When and by Wiliom this meeting was had the larger portion of the citizens of Logansport have been and Are yet few informed and Mirely ignorant save the name of one who has conspicuously signed himself Secue tar of the meeting. I would ask gentlemen composing this meeting if there be More than one whether it would not have been More honorable and Christian like in them to have Given notice to Public of their intentions than to have like robbers made use of the dark to commit their impositions upon an intelligent Community. But let me toll them that they have been discovered in the Bud and shall be clipped in the Dawn. The following account from the Indiana journal of a meeting of the abolition is in Logansport will Shew the first Curt inane to excite and pro Niole the question of anti slavery in the state of Indiana. Quot at an adjourned meeting of citizens of the Village of Logansport Fri oilily to Llic cause of quot anti Siam cry Oil quot free discussion quot on wednesday evening july 20, it v. Ris by Ilc solved that a society l e. Of Gani cd to let a called the quot anti la very society of and Vicinity quot Uhos object Sigall be to Dissen Minaie inform Ilion and Light upon the dark us pc i of quot human Rrt its we iii certain modern quot Agit Toiv believe to be their inalienable i iii Etc. Alter the adoption of a con Stilliion and the election of slicers the follow ing among resolutions were submitted and unanimously adopted. Resolved that the alarming encroachments which the spirit of oppression and despotism is making All Over land upon the guaranteed and licavr5-i in min a quot quot a Vecio of s Leech and Callon quot Ali i j friends of Freedom to i Voiiso and jut on Luc Armour of truth jul . Ind Fig manfully the Good fight. Lic solved the it the recent Alt nip of some of the leading Nic i in inc councils of our nation to the press and the vote in the House of to refuse petitions praying for the abolish edit of slavery in the District of Columbia a hic Congress has jurisdiction we View As most dangerous attacks Union our great Cigar ter of rights and deserving tie unqualified rebuke of every True american. Other proceed kids were adopted but it will be intruding too much upon your room to insert them. A Resolution was agreed to recommending a state convention of the friends of the cause sometime in october or perhaps november for the purpose of organizing a state society. P. Cherry Sec now i Appeal to tie Good sense of the people of Logansport and ask their assistance in smothering this evil spirit which clings to the heart and consciences of a few individuals who have no respect Abr peace and Good order in our country and who if successful in their attempts will be the cause of asunder ent in discussion upon this subject and at a late Day a Law regulating the deposits of the Public Money was passed. This Law provides that after leaving in the Treasury of the United states five millions of dollars the surplus is on the first of january 1837, to be deposited with such of the several slates As shall by Law authorize or competent authority to Arit Fei in i it of portion to their respective representation in the Senate and House of representatives of the United Stales. The operation of this measure is to make the states the Deposit ories of the people s Money where i am confident it will be much safer than it is believed to be in Many of the Deposit Hanks where it is now laced. Tiie Law provides for the distribution or Deposit of the surplus Revenue for the year 1837 Only but should the measure Asl confidently believe it will be found to be a beneficial one there Cion be no do Tibt of its re enactment As Long As a redundancy of the Treasury shall exist. It is hardly to be sup supposed unless we should be unfortunately engaged in War that the states will Ever be called upon to refund this Money to the United states should such a contingency take place however no state would hesitate to Bear her proportion of the expenses of a War waged in defence of our Honor or our rights but would with cheerful alacrity a up to the last Doi Lur. 1 have no a citation in my belief thai the sum to be Dis Tribul i tales will no fall Shoil of minions of do Laii. On tie first of january next. The dior Titan Indiana Siu Vercic will pm Oba bie iii jul one Mii Lioa of do a it. The circus Lalio of this Money Togo Lur Vii i la i us ii owing Inlo our round re f will Luike i the Bill appropriating fifty thousand do to improve the navigation of the Wabash not finally acted on by the House of r3 Senta Tives although it passed the Sena an Early Day of the session. A Law has been passed to re organize the general Post office and also one of re organize and increase the Upin ber of Zerka in acc �?�g6n�r�l office. The a ter is a most important measure to the Nev the saes of the Public lands have been within a few years so rapid that with the Force in the general , it has been hereto Ibre almost impossible to obtain patents for the lands bought from the United states. This difficulty is now happily removed. Treaties have been lately concluded by col. A. C. Pepper with the potawatomi a tribe of indians for most of their land in our state. These treaties have been ratified by the president and Senate and there now re Mains no doubt that these people will very soon remove to their new Homes West of the Mississippi Shiji lations to that Chi act having been embraced in each treaty. I regret to state that our repeated attempts at negotiation with the miamis have been As yet unsuccessful. In 1832, an appropriation was made by Congress and commissioners appointed who endeavoured to punch tsp the land belonging to this tribe but they did not i succeed. Jul onion missioners were again a Point a by the Are ident one of among like whom was the agent for tie Ivlin mics the two others were not Eliz i a of the state but Werel Boih Well Arquit inked i iii Hui an negotiation so and in the consid circe of inc exccuive.�?1 in g the Union. O an old citizen. Abolition society. Messes. Editors a meeting of tote citizens of Logansport will be held at the Seminary this evening at g o clock for the i in pose of taking into consideration the impropriety of forming in the town of Logansport an quot anti slavery quot society. A general attendance is requested. Many citizens circular. To the people of Indiana. Fellow citizens the first session of the a Ith Congress closes to Day. Having been afflicted from february until the beginning of june with a severe inflammation of my eyes which has prevented me from keeping up my usual correspondence i feel it to be my duty to give you in a circular letter a Brief account of the most important subjects affecting your interest which have been acted on during this tedious session. 1 am Happy in being Able to state Liat our Long stat no a Laim for indemnity Isom France for Eom knitted by her on the property of our citizens which had been a subject of negotiation for Twenty years and which at the present session of Congress it was not without reason apprehended would produce a rupture Between the United slates and our first Friend and ally has by the i firmness of a a the chief magistrate and the Friendly mediation of great Britain been brought to a close at once satisfactory and honorable to us As a nation. The instalments heretofore due both principal and interest live been paid to our agent in Europe and have together Vith those due to our citizens i rom the neapolitan government been received in the a United states thus settling our claims against these two Powers adding very largely to the amount of the precious metals Aheady in circulation in the country and Allerding increased facilities to our cute uprising citizens engaged in agriculture Commerce and nil the business of life. The flourishing condition of our Commerce and the unexampled sales of the Public lands left a Large balance in the Treasury of tic United states after All the appropriations necessary for tiie expenditure of the government during the a it ast year had been satisfied. It became therefore a question of much interest How this Large surplus could be constitutionally disposed of. It Luch of the i thine of this session has been a in Ruji Ioco nut key Niar Kel easy Arul v. Iii disable the fun Ltd lop Orare Vic Nae Essary funds to on it it r i Blie . I Cuer Voi like i of i it Jbv c v. Works As nov or quot Aii Zed Wai Ilie belief that to e funds a a Cecii under lii i Eon Lrol to be extent red in tiie con Struci Ioa Croad and canals wow be prep Eric applied to he our acis for vav Lizeh icy arc . Upon the energetic and a Cononica a Licati on of All the resources of the to Ilio improvement of the confine racial facilities within their own limits depend tie happiness and wealth of the people and the perpetuity of our Union. Our portion of tiie surplus Revenue will in i a in , i to push Foi Ward her great . S in a ii in with Jii Rigaud econ Only. is Bursch l y the legs later s of Sipics. Is Nisi e user the eve of ii a people a Mora rigid a Colin ii will be observed a ii s applied i ion u Ian is generally observed Vii urn Disburg a i by the United i . I by this Means a Barrier is raised against the patronage of the general govern Reni which has so often been a subject of just complaint. A Bill for admitting the territory of Arkansas into the Union on an equal footing wit ii the original states became a Law and that providing for the admission of Michigan on certain conditions also passed but she is not admitted As an Independent state until she so modifies her Constitution As to confine her jurisdiction to the territory North of the line drawn through a Point ten Miles North of the Southern extreme o f Lake Michigan this being the Northern Boundary of Indiana. When her Constitution is so modified and the alteration accepted by a convention of delegates to be elected by the people for that purpose the president of the United states on being notified of the fact can by proclamation declare her admission into the Union on an a Jual footing with lii original states to be per acct in All respects whatever. The Long disputed question of Boundary Between Olio and Michigan has been finally settled by extending the Northern Boundary of Ohio so As to include the North Cape of the Maumee Bay thereby granting to Ohio the territory she claimed. A Law was passed establishing the territory of Wisconsin and a governor Ami other Olli cers have been appointed to carry it into effect. A Law authorising the raising of an Addi Inal regiment of dragoons was also passed. The Bill for increasing the rank and file of the army to 10,524 and organizing the corps of engineers and of topographical engineers passed the Senate but failed in the House of representatives. A Bill establishing a number of new Post routes in All the states became a Law. In Titis jaw Indiana has Keenan ply provided for. All the routes asked for by our citizens As far As 1 kno have been established and in the Northern portion of the state i procured the insertion of some new routes on which it May not be necessary to put the mail at this time. The routes from foil Wayne via tui key week Prairie to Ottawa front Peru to Sparta and that from Strawtown via Camden to be president made of and refused to submit Tivey spent some Wiinie and a al i noun of Money by i without electing a Pur i Chase. The next. \ Ijar the Lieb gation in Congress Isom the , n Zuei Piej the i ecu tic to make another Oil Bra. And in the fall of that Vera articles of a i realy were signed b indians. Redi Small ortion of their bit Lesel a ii of sonic of the be Niosi Vali Abie trails Sii Saied of and be ice of o in canal. T Eeli ens to this trea a u the a a Nat Abr Ratific Avion. I was anxious tha it might be ral tied because i considered ii the i est that could be obtained. As some Piave asserted that 1 was opposed to its , i Annex a co y of my letter of the i5lh Day of june to the Secretary of War on that Subj Sci and his reply thereto. The treaty was again placed in tie hands of Gen. Marsh ii the commissioner who negotiated it w in direct Ioas to such Modisti nations in Ilas in like opinion v the president would jul Lily is . Unlit Jani by a i i a a to a uial Vas u j it Delphi May to of this class. But tie i paid increase of population in the county will require the mail to be transported on All of them w tin the next year and before another Law authorizing it could be enacted. An a pro i nation of two Hundred and fifty thousand dollars was made for the Conti Siua ton of the Cumberland Road in Indiana and for procuring materials for abridge Over the Yvo Bash at t care haute. Twenty thousand dollars were also appropriated for the commencement of a a Aridor at Mic Lingat City. A Bill passed the Senate but v. As left among inc unfinished business of the if oust of representatives authorizing the Purchase by the United states of the Stock owned by individuals in the Louisville and Portland canal for the purpose of re Heving the navigation of quot the Ohio from the payment of Cytia Vaguel tolls to the casual company. Ept it from marching returned it Sable to effect the desired Arij a iii -. Lie Lieving it to be a matter of great importance to obtain such a mod Rifici Uiola As would insure its ratification a Large in Jority of the delegation in Congress from our state requested tiie president if. Make another Effort to alter the terms of cession. Air Cordingly i. If cry i. Ellsworth Agen Lemau of iii a character Well acquainted with India and in the Confidence of the exc Cuti a was sent out to make the attempt. He was instructed to Purchase the Reserve cations made by the treaty of 34, and was unlimited As to the Price he might pay Abr them. It was considered a matter of great importance to the state that All reserves within five Miles of the canal line the one half of which when obtained from the indians will belong to the state As also the school Section near Huntington which is for the Benefit of the township within which it is situated should be purchased that these valuable lands might be sold and the proceeds applied to the objects to which they properly belong. Or. Ellsworth states that news of his appointment was communicated to the Whites that messengers were sent among the indians by traders and speculators to prevent them from consenting to alter the treaty according to his inst cimons and that when he met the tribe in Council they were so much excited that nothing could be done with them and he was consequently unsuccessful also. Those who prevented him from effecting an object so desirable will have to Bear a full share of responsibility for defeating a measure in which the Best interests of our state Are involved. The executive government has been so much embarrassed by the number of reservations made in treaties with the dili Erent Indian tribes for a few y<2ars past especially in the South that it is considered indispensable to put a Stop Lottie practice. In a treaty negotiated last fall with the cherokees residing in four of the Southern states a great number of reserves or Preemption rights were made. The president of the United states refused to submit that treaty to the Senate for its ratification and directed that a proposition should be made to the indians to modify it they consented to the alteration and the treaty has Olnee been ratio cd. All the reservations made by treaties negotiated last Winter with tie olt awas and chippewas of Michigan were stricken out by the Senate and that treaty will be again submitted to the indians for their consent to such alterations before it is perfected. Tic president informed me that he would not Sanction an Indian treaty hereafter in which a portion of the Best lands Are reserved. Believing that you feel a deep interest in procuring the Sci lands i have endeavoured to slate full the results of the several attempts to Purchase Vliem. The legislature of our state and numerous Public meetings of the pc Jde of several others urged on Congress the propriety Ore cog main the Independence of the Republic of j exas but no action has yet taken place on that subject. Every Friend to the liberties of Mankind and the Extension of free principles must look with deep solicitude of the Gallant and so car successful so Ruuge made to throw Ltd per

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