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will, it is thought, produce great changes in which, under Providence, this liberty bas been the western counties.

thus far secured to us, and by which we may From the Maysville (ky. ) Eagle. reasonably hope to transmit it to our successors. To the Jackson Committee of Vig lance for We fear that these institutions are in imminent Mason county.

danger-danger from which nothing can res-, Gen'lemen-You have appointed me a mem-cue them but the prompt and wgorous action ber of the Committee of Vigilance for Washing of the people. We believe that the existence ton precinct, and as I am no longer a Jackson of civil liberty in this country, is mainly de. man, you may appoint some other in my stead.pendent upon the union of the States; and I am deceived in Gen. Jackson's administration when we see how much the bonds of this of the Government, particularly in his refusal Union have been weakened, during the rule of to permit the Bank Bill to become a law, thus the present administration; with what seeming, opposing his own will to the deliberate opinion indifference its value has been calculated, and of the other two branches of the Government. its dissolution spoken of on the floor of Con

JOHN GREEN. gress, and elsewhere, by those who placed To the Editors of the Richmond Enquirer.

this administration in power, we cannot reMONTAGUE, 4th Aug. 1832.

frain the fearful apprehension that, should AnGENTLEMEN: On perusing your last Enquirer, destined to survive another presidential term.

drew Jackson be re-elected, the Union is not I see there was a Jackson and Barbour meeting held at Matthews' tavern, in the town of 'Tap.

It is not our purpose to review in detail, the pahannock, on Monday, the 16th July last, and measure of the present national administration; with much astonishment find my name placed such a review has been so frequently taken in among the Committee of Vigilance and Corres. public documents, drawn up with distinguishpondence. I therefore state that I attended no ed ability, that a repetition of it in this address such meeting, nor ever gave my consent for is not called for. We would, however, briefly my name to be used in any way whatever, and and rapidly sketch a few of the characteristics request that you will certify the same in your by which the administration has been distinnext Enquirer. Respectfully,

guished. WILLIAM EUBANK,

General Jackson has violated every import

ant principle, upon the profession of which, he Elections. The time of holding elections in was elected to the office which he now holds. the several States is as follows.

Among the proofs of glaring discrepancy be. MaineSecond Nonday in September. tween his professions and his practice, may be New Hampshire-Second Tuesday in March. classed his present attitude as a candidate a

Massachusetts-Second Monday in Novem- second time for the office of President of the ber. Rhosle Island-Governor and Senator in April; principles upon this subject, we venture to af.

United States. Aster the public avowal of his Representative in April and August.

firm that not an intelligent man in the country Connecticut-First Monday in April. Vermont-First Tuesday in September.

voted for Andrew Jackson, under the belief

that he would ever be a candidate for re-elecNew York-First Monday in November.

tion, and who if interrogated, would not hare
New Jersey-Second Tuesday in October.
Pennsylvania--Second Tuesday in October, event. Hence an original preference for the

positively affirmed the impossibility of such an
Delaware-First Tuesday in Úctober. The election of Andrew Jackson, founded upon his
Electors are appointed by the Legislature.
Maryland-First Monday in October.

expressed principles, so far from imposing an Virginia - In the month of April.

obligation to vote for his election, furnishes a North Carolina-Commonly in August.

powerful argument opposed to his present pre

tensions.
South Carolina--Second Monday in October. His administration has not been distinguished
The electors are appointed by the Legislature. by an adherence to any leading principle of

Georgia-First Monday in October.
Ohio-Second Tuesday in October.

public policy; he has not had the magnanimity, Kentucky-First Monday in

and patriotism to avow himself a friend to the

August.
Tennessee--First Tuesday in August.

protection of American industry, nor yet has Alabama--First Monday in August.

he had the courage to unite himself to the Mississippi--First Monday in August,

open opponents of such protection; he has been Louisiana -First Monday in July,

alternately the foe and the reluctant friend of Indiana-First Monday in August.

internal improvements; at one session of ConIllinois-First Monday in August.

gress returning a bill providing for such im Missouri- First Monday in August.

provements with his velo upon it; at another,

approving a bill containing provisions substanADDRESS

tially similar. To guard against usurpation To the National Republican Electors of the State and the encroachments of arbitrary power, our of New York.

Government is wisely composed of co-ordinate Fellow-citizens: We address you at a period departments

, designed to operate as checks uparked by political events of peculiar interest. on each other; but General Jackson, composing Born to the inheritance of liberty, we deem it one of these departments, has constantly enone upon us, to preserve those civil institutions, by of all the others. The Senate he has calumni

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United States, for the express purpose, as they be men of talents, integrity, and extensive ex-
declared, "of forming a more perfect union, perience in public affairs; thoroughly grounded
establishing justice, ensuring domestic tran- in those constitutional principles maintained by
quillity, providing for the common defence, our party, and that wherever placed, they will
promoting the general welfare, and securing employ their great abilities to advance these
the blessings of liberty to themselves and principles. Our principal candidate, Henry
their posterity," ordained and established that Clay, is of humble crigin; springing from the
glorious Constitution, under which we now common people, he has, under the fostering
live, and by the aid of which, our advance care of our republican institutions, been the
*ment in prosperity and happiness is without a artificer of his own furtunes. With his public
parallel in the history of man, The confede life you are well acquainted: the events of it
racy which existed before the formation of the have transpired in theopen view of his coun.
present Constitution, was found too feeble a trymell-our children can rehearse them.-
bond of union, and the country required, what Whether we contemplate him as a member of
the hearts of the people, then fresh from the the House of Representatives, as the incum.
revolutionary contest, demanded, a more perfect bent of the Speaker's chair, as a representative
union. Now, we oppose that construction of of his country in a foreign land, a learling mem-
the Constitution, which makes the Government ber of the late Administration, or a Senator in
a mere confederacy of independent States, and Congress, we find him distinguished by great
not a bond to unite the people of the whole ability, unwearied attention to business, a frank
country; and thus reduce us, in effect, to the expression of his opinion on all public measures,
condition in which we were before the founda. an early, persevering, and uncompromising
tion of the Constitution. We believe that this friend of domestic industry, and above all, and
instrument gives power to Congress to promote, more than all, by an ardent love of liberty, and
by direct legislation, the domesticindustry of the a heart-- American to the core.
country, and to provide for internal improve. The National Republican party having thus

We believe it is the right and duty of placed before the people their candidates, we,
Congress to regulate the currency of the as members and representatives of that party,
country, and as far as practicable, make it feel bound to employ every means necessary to .
uniform, sound, and wholesome, We hold to ensure their election, which sound morality and
the entire independence of the Judiciary, and honor will justily. In making choice of these
that its decisions on all questions arising under means, wisdom demands that we calmly survey
the Constitution and laws, are binding not only the prospects before us. Our opponents have
upon indiviiluals, but States, and all the dif. yeretofore calculated, with great confidence,
ferent branches of the Government. We hold upon the electoral votes of this Slate; without
that the President is bound to execute every the aid of these votes their candidates cannot be
treaty, and enforce every law of Congress, chosen. If then we can insure the votes of
where his action is required to its enforcement; this State for any other candidates than Jack-
and that after the Supreme Court has pro son and Van Buren, the election of Henry Clay
nounced such a law constitutional, his refiisal or and John Sergeant can be relied upon with
omission to enforce it, is a just cause for im- reasonable certainty: But how can this be
peachment. We believe that all laws should effected? Not, we think, by placing a distinct
be made in that spirit of conciliation and com-electoral vote of our own formation before the
promise which gave birth to the Constitution people, but by giving our undivided support to
itself; that the interest of a majority of the the ticket nominated by a respectable and
people should be consulted in the formation of powerful branch of the opposition party, in this
laws, and that the feeling, and even prejudices, place, on the 21st of June last. This ticket is
of the minority should not be wholly disregard composed of men of established character, high
ed; but the doctrine of our party is, that when personal honor, and undoubted patriotism they
laws are duly enacted, THEY ARE SOPREME; and have not been required to give any pledges, but
if not voluntarily submitted to, must be forcibly have been wisely left to the exercise of that
executed, as well against individuals, as asso- discretion which the Constitution presumes to
ciations and States. We have hitherto, until be vested in every elector. We feel confident,
recently, regarded this doctrine as a funda- that if chosen, these electors will never vote
mental principle of our republican institutions, for Andrew Jackson, or Martin Van Buren, and
and we regret that there should be, at the pre. we firmly believe that before called upon to
sent time, a necessity, as we believe there is, give their votes, the absolute necessity will be
for its formal promulgation.

seen and acknowledged by every branch of the For the purpose of carrying out into prac, Andrew Jackson, in order to save the Union from

opposition party, of defea:ing the election of tical operation these principles, the National Republican party have nominated Henry Clay, undivided support of our party, in this state,

dissolution. We, therefore, recommend to the of Kentucky, and Jolin Sergeant, of vania, to the highest offices in the gift of the the following electoral ticket: people. Those distinguished citizens have For Electors of President and Vice President. been put in nomination, not because of any dis

JAMES KENT, tinct personal regard for them, or for the pur.

JOHN C. SPENCER, pose of ministering to their ambitious views, if Silas Wood,

George Huntington, such they have, but because we know them to Eleazer Lord, Nichola, Shoemaker,

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see made by our political opponents, to induce

AMBROSE SPENCER, President. you to withhold your support from these FRANCIS BLOODGOOD, tickets. You must prepare to see those who SAMUEL TOWNSEND, Vice are in the possession of power, which they have LAUHAM A. BURKOWS, Presidents. perverted to their own private purposes, cling DANIEL KELLOGG to it with great tenacity, and unwilling to reli

WILLIAM EDMONDS, quish it without a desperate effort to retain it in

John H. OSTROM,

Secretaries.
their grasp. You will be accused of having

OLAX FOLLETT,
formed a coalition with a party between which,
and some of you, there may be, on one point,

The following resolutions were adopted:
the widest possible difference of opinion; and Resolved, That we recommend to the Nation-
an industrious attempt will be made to appeal al Republican electors of the State of New York
to every feeling and prejudice connected with the support of Francis Granger and Samuel Ste-
this solitary disagreement. The charge of a vens, as Governor and Lieutenant Governor of
coalition will be made without foundation in the State of New York.
truth; but if true, it would not convey a dis Resolved, That Andrew Jackson, President
honorable imputation. In order to form a coa of the United States, having in his late veto mes-
lition, there should be a concerted agreement sage to the bill for rechartering the Bank of the
between parties to unite for some given object. United States, most audaciously declared that
In the case under consideration there has been most of the dangers which impend over our
no such concerted agreement; but each party, Union, have sprung from the abandonment of
acting for itself, and influenced by a common the legitimate objects of Goveroment, by our
anxiety to preserve the institutions of our coun- national legislation, and the adoption of such
try, believed to be in imminent danger, have principles as are embodied in this act," there-
come to a determination to support the same by clearly and manifestly intending to denounce
tickets. Both the parties, se concurring, have and repudiate that system, coeval with the ex-
have made a frank avowal of their respective istance of our national Government, which has
ciples, and neitaer has engaged to compro. fostered and protected the resources and indus.
mise these principles in the smallest degree. try of the people of the United States, and un.
To those who believe no danger threatens our der which this nation has been so signally pros-
political institutions, this course of proceeding pered; has evinced not only a total dereliction
may seem incomprehensible; but with all those of his own principles, but has aimed a deadly
who think that such danger exists, it will find blow at the prosperity of the manufacturers,
a ready and ample justification. No coalition is the farmers, and the mechanics of this country,
wrong in itself; its character for good or evil is and has, thereby, forfeited all ciaims to the re-
derived from its object, and if the object be spect and confidence of the people of this State
good, the coalition is praiseworthy. If a foreign whose welfare so 'essentially depends on the
foe were on our frontiers, menacing the des- protection, by the Government of the United
truction of our liberties, there would be, we states, of American industry, and American re.
doubt not, a grand coalition of all parties, and sources.
denomination of citizens in our country, to ex. Resolved, That this Convention consider the
pel him, and when the common enemy was Bank of the United States constitutional; and the
beaten uff, each party would be at liberty to existence of such an institution highly advanta.
take its original position, and assume their for-geous to the commercial, manufacturing, and
mer distinctive grounds. So in the present in agricultural interests of the country, and abso,
stance; the opponents of this administration, of lutely essential to our national prosperity. And
every name, believe there is a force within our that we see in the late veto message, objections
borders, working a destruction of our liberties, feeble fand untenable, and highly dangerous,
equally fatal with any that could threaten us and subversive of the fundamental principles of
from a foreign source, and in this belief, deeply the constitution.
.cherished, there is found a justification for any Resolved, unanimously, That the following ad-,
union to preven this destruction.

dress to the National Republican electors of the Thus, inen, fellow.citizens, we have recom- State of New York, be adopted as expressive of mended tickets for your support, we have giv- the sense of this Convention, and of their reaen you the reason for our recommendation, sons in support of the foregoing resolutions. and cautioned you against the arts of our oppo. The following resolution was offered by the nents; and we would once more, in conclusion, Hon. D. D. Barnard, of Rochester, and unaniearnestly entreat you, by all that you hold es. mously adopted: timable in those civil institutions, which have Resolved, That the thanks of this Convention brought you so much prosperity and happiness, be presented to ihe Hon. Ambrose Spencer, for and elevated you far above every other people, the able and impartial manner in which he has to make a magnanimous sacrifice of every parti- performed the duties of the Chair ality, and of every aversion, of all feelings of To this expression of confidence and appro. every description, which would stand in the bation, Judge Spencer made a pertinent and way of a perfect union of the whole opposition feeling reply. to the present national administration, and the The Convention was then closed by a fervent State regency. Let this union prevail, as we address to the Throne of Grace by the Rev. Dr. confidently believe it will, and victory, more Davis, President of Hamilton College. than victory, is certain.

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