Warsaw Message/August 2, 1843/Page 2
From the address of the Virginia Locofoco State convention:
'We go for a horizontal scale of duties, admitting all imports, whether coming into competition with domestic products or not, on the same terms, or discriminating for revenue only.'
From the address of the Locofocos of Elkhart county, Mr. Chamberlain's political supporters and neighbors:
'Against the legalized plunder of the masses of society, which has been effected by the pernicious Banking and tariff systems, and by kindred devices so cunningly invented that the operation is effected without our knowledge, democracy has ever warred. The only difference between a Tariff tax and a direct tax is, that one is levied indirectly and the other direct. When we pay a direct tax we know much pay.'
From the Norwich Locofoco Journal:
We are opposed to a Tariff in any shape or for any purpose. We are proud to believe that the majority of our party are anti-Tariff men prepared to maintain and defend the principles of Free Trade.'
From the Lafayette Eagle, a leading locofoco paper in this State, which has two several times during this campaign, spoken by authority for Mr. Whitcomb.
'We believe that no tariff can exist which will bear on all with equal justice, and that the more just and equitable mode of raising a revenue for the support of Government, would be by a resort to Direct Taxation, upon the ad valorem system for that purpose.'
From the speech in Congress, in 1842, by J.J. Roosevelt, a leading New York Locofoco:
'I predict that the next congress will be a Locofoco Free Trade Congress, and will repeal any Tariff which the present Congress may enact.'
From the Evening Post, the leading Locofoco paper in New York:
'the battle of political opinion in America, now drawing on, is for Free Trade, against a Protective Tariff. This absorbs all the rest.'
From the speeches of Mr. Chamberlain and Mr. Whitcomb:
'We are opposed to a Protective Tariff. We are opposed to having a sound National Currency, and believe it unconstitutional, unnecessary and inexpedient. We are opposed to distribution and believe that congress has no right to pass a bill for that purpose.'
Reader! Which has changed! Principles or men! Jefferson and Jackson, or Chamberlain and Whitcomb? Both sides cannot be right. Which party stands on the real Democratic platform, the Whigs or the Locofocos!
The mammoth iron steamship Great Britain, we learn from a paragraph int he New York Herald, is afloat, and in a state of preparation for passages across the Atlantic. It is still doubtful whether she makes a voyage this fall or not. She is to be commanded by Capt. Hosken, so long, so extensively, and so favorably known as the commander of the Great Western. The Great Britain is 3,600 tons burden, divided into fiver watertight comparts, either of which would float separate and so constructed that in the event of being logged, each part would ensure the safety of the passengers.
The Charleston Courier states that the Hon. Wm. Preston has consented to pronounce the Eulogy on the lamented Legare. The office of eulogist may be truly said, in this case to have fallen on one of kindred spirit and kindred gifts.
The Alligator Storm.—The Charleston Mercury of Tuesday last, tells the following account of the thunder storm and the descent of an alligator:
"The thunderstorm on Sunday night—the winding up of one of the most oppressive days ever inflicted on mortal man—was really terrific. The whole firmament growled thunder and shot lightning. IT was blinding to look out, and at frequent intervals the thunderbolts burst over head with a power that shook the solidest structures—then rolled with angry growlings all along the wings of the storm. St. Paul's church was struck but not seriously injured. Beyond this we have heard of no casualty, unless we may account as such the raining down of an alligator, about two feet long, at the corner of Wentworth and Anson streets. We have not been lucky enough to find any one who saw him come down, but the important fact that he was there, in incontestible—and as he could'nt have got there any other way, it was decided unanimously, that he was rained down."
Music.—The Bostonians have music on their superb Common during the warm evenings of summer. The Philadelphians are occasionally regaled by sweet sounds from volunteer bands in their squares. The St. Louis Gazette says, all the music they have there is produced by amatuer mosquitoes.
The Chinese Mission.—Mr. Cushing has gone to embark for China.—He is to meet his suit, who went out in the Brandywine, at Suez on the 22d Sept. proximo. John Tyler, jr., it is now said, has abandoned the idea of of going out with the mission. It is supposed that the Americans are held in more favour in the Celestial Empire than the English, and, should Mr. Cushing be received as Minister, there is much reason to expect arangements between that Government and ours, as advantageous as any which may be entered into with Great Britain.
The following from the New York Herald will show some of the "important" arrangements for this mission by our "democratized" administration at Washington, which has delayed Mr. Cushing's departure, and occasioned him so many journeys in pursuit of the "Government." To us it would seem rather inappropriate to see the uniform of a high American Military Officer prostrate before his Celestial Majesty, and the officer saluting his great toe:
Mr. Cushing's suit wiil consist of ten persons. The official costume of the Minister will be the uniform of a Major General, with some slight additions in the way of embroideries.—The costume recommended by the department, consists of a blue coat with gilt buttons, and very richly embroidered, a white vest, also embroidered; white pantaloons, with a gold stripe down the seam, and a chapeau with white plume. But as it was impossible to have the embroideries executed in time, Mr. Cushing adopted the alternative allowed by the department, and chose the military costume we have described.
☞The Boston Atlas reports the death of Washington Allston, the painter and poet, at his residence in Cambridge.
Arrival of the Caledonia.
Insult to American Minister—Arrival of Count D'Orsay and the Countess of Blessington—Riots in Wales--Continued Excitement in Ireland--Tremendous meeting at Ennis--News from China, Spain &c.
The Steamship Caledonia arrived at Boston on Monday evening at 8 o'clock, in 13 days from Liverpool. She brings Liverpool dates to the 4th instant and London to the third.
The Iron Trade is reported as terribly dull in the county of Monmouth. The iron masters are reported to have made a communication to Government on the subject.
In the money market, matters wore an unsettled aspect. The disturbances in Ireland and the unfavorable accounts from Spain, produced a slight decline in stocks.
In the cotton market, July 4th, prices were maintained. The stock on hand is very large, exceeding that of 1842 by 200,000 bales; and no prospect of improvement in prices of any description.
In the grain market there was a slight advance on former prices, and the market began to wear a steady aspect, with a shade of activity.
Among the passengers in the Caledonia were Count D'Orsay and Lady Blessington, (travelling under assumed names) the former accompanied by a valet, and the latter by two female servants. He is tall and strongly but elegantly built; his features, however, and hands are small to effeminacy, and his countenance, it must be confessed, shows traces of age, particularly about the eyes. Lady Blessington is still a beauty, though she evidently has seen her best days.
The act for the abolition of slavery in India passed the Supreme Council on the 8th of April, and became a law.
When the heads of Oxford College were about to confer the degree of L. L. D. on Mr. Everett, in the theatre of the University, a number of undergraduates assailed Mr. E. with hissings and hootings, the only motive was his being a Unitarian. The heads of the college have expressed their regret in an address to Mr. Everett.
The Examiner, alluding to this disgraceful affair, says--There seems to be but one opinion, one feeling, as to the insult offered to the American minister at Oxford. At no pot house meeting of the lowest rabble, could worse manners, worse taste, and worse feeling have been exhibited. And to crown the decency, zeal for religion is the plea put forth for the rude breach of all the rules of hospitality and courtesy to a stranger. The defence, bad as it is, is untenable, for honorary degrees have been conferred on persons not even professing Christianity; but the objection to Mr. Everett was one which, in the eyes of bigotry, is worse than that of infidelity, that he was a dissenter. In the Oxford brutalities we see the blessed fruit of its exclusive church system.
The body of Sir Wm. McNaughten, who was assassinated by the Affghans, with the English, has been recovered and conveyed to Calcutta.
The remains of Sir Charles Bagot had arrived at Liverpool. They were to be deposited in the family vault.
In the House of Lords, the Canada corn bil had been read a second time.
Mr. O'Connell had a demonstration at Ennis, for the county of Clare, on the 15th ult. and the meeting is described as more numerous than any that preceded it; the numbers are stated at 700,000, including about 6000 horsemen; the cavalcade of cars extended from Ennis to New Market, six miles. The preparations for his reception were most elaborate; all the entrance to the town whole trees were planted with triumphal arches across the road, mottoes and devices.
Mr. O'Connell said in his speech, that the moment he had 3,000,000 repealers he would begin another career. They would have a Parliament. Ireland would once more belong to Irishmen.
From the Galena Gazette.
In the course of a few weeks the voters of the 6th district will be required to exercise the invaluable right of suffrage in favor of a candidate for Congress. On the first Monday of August next that important period will be here, and, in view of its near approach, and the momentous bearing, for good or evil, its result may have upon the public welfare, it becomes all who feel interested, and who entertain correct views of National and State policy, to banish every disposition to sluggishness, and, at once put forth their utmost energies to secure a favorable issue. This is a duty peculiarly obligatory upon our Whig friends. The opposition are busily engaged in making preparations for that contest—they are marshalling all the strength possible to bring to bear upon it—and will doubtless put in requisition every art—every device—every species of cunning and management—deemed essential to success.—Consequently the necessity of vigorous counteracting efforts on the part of the Whigs, is absolute imperious. They have it in their POWER to triumph, gloriously triumph, if they but WILL, the most strenuous exertions of the enemy to the contrary notwithstanding. Confiding in their ardent love of true democratic principles, and whole-souled patriotism which will not negligently permit any opportunity of victory to pass by, unprofitably, we feel a glad confidence that they will demean themselves with a spirit and energy corresponding with the magnitude of the object to be attained.
As the political characters of the gentlemen who have been nominated for Congress in this district are fairly subject to examination, we shall succinctly glance at them, by way of contrast, in the humble hope of enabling some to truly see their comparative merits.
Cyrus Walker, the Whig candidate, has within the last few weeks been busy cultivating the acquaintance of his fellow citizens throughout the district, and making a candid and explicit expose of his political sentiments. We certainly do not transcend the bounds of truth when we say, that he has honestly and attainments in an eminent degree—that, accomplished as a public speaker, he is a strong and eloquent advocate of whatever cause he may espouse, and a sound political economist. He presents himself to the people as an ardent uncompromising democratic Whig—as a politician of the Jeffersonian school—and as the friend and advocate of all those questions which promise to secure the "greatest good of the greatest number."
The grand measures of public policy he is in favor of, oft enumerated, and ably sustained by himself, will, as we conceive, bear the test of the most rigid scrutiny. They have frequently been discussed and pronounced sound and of whole some tendency by the most talented and distinguished men of the age. First among them is a National Bank—a long mooted question, productive of no little acrimonious discussion. Those who advocate it, (Mr. Walker of the number) are anxiously desirous that there should be some sort of systematic equalization in the exchanges of the country—that our currency, miserably deranged and depreciated, should be so improved, and rendered so abundant, that business operations in all departments may be enabled to flourish, (supposing at the same time the existence of a Protective Tariff) and the laboring man may have certain and proper remuneration—such as sound, stable, plentiful currency would afford. The second—a Protective Tariff—is a measure of great importance, and has received no small share of public attention and discussion—warmly advocated on the one hand, and bitterly opposed on the other. In itself, it lays the very foundation, as it were, of the manufacturing, and, in truth, all the great business interests of the country. Independent of the operation of some such system, those interests cannot prosper—must stagnate and cause general distress and ruin. It is essentially American in its character—American interests are protected, American prosperity advanced. Now in existence the Whigs are desirous that it should continue so—while the Locofocos wish to repeal it, and thus favor foreign competition and destroy Home Industry. The third and last of the prominent national measures in the Whig category, is the Distribution System.—It proposes a fair and just disposition of the public lands—an equitable distribution of the proceeds among the sovereign States, their original owners. This scheme contemplates nothing but the administration of sheet justice, and no objections of any weight can be advanced to it. The above measures, thus hastily glanced at, and reviewed at more length in our columns a few weeks ago, are certainly worth of adoption, and Cyrus Walker, as their advocate, asks the support of the citizens of the 6th district. We are confident that a large majority are in favor of them, and will any refuse to support Mr. Walker as the faithful representative of those measures? Doubtless they will not.
Of Joseph P. Hoge, the Locofoco Candidate, we are not inclined to say much, because, politically, nothing of a favorable nature can be said. We believe he sustains a fair reputation as a lawyer and a citizen. It is not our wont to speak of the private character of candidates for office; its sanctity we never invade; but should we be induced to refer to Mr. Hoge's, specifically or otherwise, we should be under the necessity of bearing favorable testimony. But be this as it may, and his qualifications what they may, he has no claims upon public support. As a politician, he is totally in error—the supporter of corrupt principles, [though he has never favored the public with any particular declaration of principles] and opposer of just and righteous ones. A decided enemy of the Whig party, he refuses his sanction to the great interests it proposes building up. It is fair to presume that, were he elected, he would favor the repeal or material modification of the present Tariff Law, oppose violently the created of a United States Bank, the adoption of the Distribution System, and any and every important project emanating from the Whig party, no matter how numerous the intrinsic blessings it might promise to confer. We would not say that Mr. Hoge wishes to inflict a fatal blow upon the public interests—we hope he sincerely desired the people's prosperity—but as the course he would pursue is of evil and destructive tendency, we are justified in bringing the charge against him. We are anxious that the people should correctly know and understand his position.—Let it be distinctly understood that, while he would tear down the structure the Whigs propose erecting—would crush in the bud every Whig project designed for the National benefit—he suggests no substitute—no cure for the disease affecting the entire body politic.—This is an important consideration and ought to weigh heavily upon the minds of all who duly regard the country's welfare.
Fellow-citizens—Democratic Whigs—honest voters of the 6th district, without distinction of party!—we have given you above a fair representation of the characters of the two gentlemen who ask your suffrages for a seat in Congress. It is not a difficult matter to choose between them. The one one is the ardent, sincere friend to your true interests--the other would adopt a policy calculated to destroy those interests. Then arouse PREPARE TO MAKE A VIGOROUS EFFORT IN FAVOR OF CYRUS WALKER. THE PEOPLE'S FRIEND—THE ELOQUENT ADVOCATE OF RIGHT AND OPPOSER OF WRONG—AND BY HIS TRIUMPHANT ELECTION ATTEST YOUR LOVE OF PURE PRINCIPLES AND DETESTATION OF CORRUPT ONES.
Upwards of fifty cells in the Massachusetts State Prison are vacant. It has for many years been overrunning.—The reduction in the number of criminals for a year or two past, is attributed to the Temperance reform.
It is stated that from three to five hundred boxes of fine Strawberries are daily brought into Boston from the gardens attached to the House of Correction. Strawberries are now very plenty in our market.—Boston Journal
☞The people must have something to laugh about these hot days of July and August, or they will die of——hydrophobia! and it is well that we have a President who can furnish them with something. Reader—hold your sides—while you read the following:
'I shall console myself with the reflection, that the Disciple should not expect a fate different from that of his master. In his day and generation, no man was more villified than the author of the Declaration of Independence, whose Disciple I am!!!'—[John Tyler's late Speech.
Ha! ha! ha! haw! haw!—Isn't that modest? But here is a better one yet, from one of his minions—the correspondent of the Richmond Enquirer:
'John Tyler is too honest to use the patronage of the Government to advance his political views!'
The Warsaw Message.
DISTRICT CENTRAL COMMITTEE,
E. H. SNOW, of Jo Daviess.
☞Election Tickets, in large or small quantities, will be printed at this office to order, on the shortest notice.
☞We are authorized to announce BENJAMIN AVISE as a candidate for the office of School Commissioner of Hancock county, at the ensuing Election.
☞We are authorized to announce Chas. C. Main, as a candidate for County Commissioner of Hancock county, at the ensuing August election.
☞We are authorised to announce James W. Brattle as a candidate for the office of Treasurer of Hancock county, at the next August Election.
☞We are authorised to announce Artois Hamilton as a candidate for Country Commissioner of Hancock county, at the next August Election.
☞We are authorized to announce Gen. Robert D. Foster as a candidate for the office of School Commissioner of Hancock Co. at the next August Election.
☞We are authorized to announce George W. Thatcher as a candidate for the office of Clerk of the County Commissioners Court, at the next August Election.
☞We are authorize to announce Gen. James Adams as a Candidate for Probate Justice of the Peace for Hancock county at the next August Election.
☞We are authorized to announce John P. Haggard as a Candidate for re-election to the office of Treasurer of Hancock County at the ensuing August Election.
☞We are authorized to announce the name of J. Wilson Williams as a Candidate for re-election to the office of County Surveyor of Hancock County at the ensuing August Election.
☞We are authorised to announce Sylvester Emmans as a Candidate for the Office Clerk of the County Commissioners' Court of Hancock County, at the next August Election.
☞We are authorized to announce Ebenezer Rand as a candidate for re-election to the office of Probate Justice of the Peace, for Hancock county, at the next August Election.
☞We are authorized to announce Chauncy Robison, as a Candidate for the office of County Recorder, at the August Election.
☞We are authorised to announce Franklin J. Bartlett, as a Candidate for Clerk of the County Commissioners' Court, at the next August Election.
TO THE ELECTORS OF HANCOCK COUNTY.
☞I offer myself as a candidate for the office of Recorder at the ensuing August election, and respectfully solicit your support for the same. Should I be so fortunate as to obtain a majority of your suffrages, the duties of the office will be performed with fidelity, and the favor remembered with grateful acknowledgement. JOHN A. FORGEUS.
Nauvoo, June, 1843.
We propound the following Query to our readers, to be answered on Election Day:
What will the Whigs of the Union think, when they hear (which heaven forbid!) that the Whigs of the Sixth District in the State of Illinois—with a majority of more than 3000 voters—have permitted an enemy of their measures, and a traducer of their greatest men, to be chosen their Representative to Congress? What should they think?
☞If the Whigs of the Fifth District, with a majority of 800 against them, elect Browning, by how many votes should Hoge be elected in this District, with a majority of 3,000 against him?
☞Solon Ribinson—the patriarch among Western Farmers—has been removed from a little two penno Post Office in Lake county Indiana. Reason—a most excellent one with John Tyler's Administration—'Honest and Capable.'
'Little boy.' said a religious old lady to a ragged little urchin in the street, 'were you ever confirmed?' 'No marm,' replied he, 'but I was vaccinated once.'
Plato, speaking of passionate persons, said they are like men who stand on their heads; they see all things the wrong way.
WHIGS TO THE POLLS!
☞WHIGS of the SIXTH DISTRICT!
On Monday next, you will be called to perform one of the most solemn acts of duty that can arise under a Representative Government. Are you ready? Have you decided to go up to the Polls, and there give your unbought suffrages for that man who is, in the language of the Immortal Jefferson, 'Honest, capable, and faithful to the Constitution?'—who will, if elected, do all in his power to carry forward to their consummation, those great cardinal Principles which alone will bring us back to prosperity? Have you decided to imitate the glorious example of the great and good Washington—to give your vote for 'PRINCIPLES and not for MEN?' If you have not, or do not yet so decide--then we think you fail to perform the most sacred act of duty to your country--and for which you must one day render an account! In our opinion, he who lives under and enjoys the blessings derived from a Government of Laws—and yet refuses his aid to perpetuate them, is unworthy the high name of Freeman—a name belonging only to those who will to be Free! WHIGS! Let no such unworthy motives govern ANY OF YOU.--Act well your part, and leave the consequences where they belong.
Whigs! Do you believe in the Protection of American Labor? in the policy of employing the mechanics and artizans of your own country? of buying your manufactures of your own citizens? If so, go to the Polls on Monday, and vote in accordance with those principles.
Do you desire a Sound and Uniform National Currency, instead of rotten State bank rags, or more worthless shin-plasters? If so, go to the Polls, and vote as you desire.
Do you believe that the proceeds of the sales of the Public Lands should be distributed among the several States, to which they belong, rather than be frittered away from year to year, until in a short time the noblest patrimony ever inherited by a free people shall have been scattered to the winds? If so, go to the Polls, and there express your opinions.
Do you wish to see an economical expenditure of the Public Money? If so, express your will at the Ballot Box.
Are you in favor of an abridgement of the vast Power and Patronage of the Federal Executive? If so, express your will at the Ballot Box.
Do you want to vote for a man who is honest—competent--faithful--and able to represent your several interests in the Congress of the United States? If so--Go to the Polls and vote for CYRUS WALKER. These are his principles--and he is capable of sustaining and enforcing them as your Representative.
That walker is in favor of--
☞But remember, That Joseph P. Hoge is the candidate opposed to all these Measures.
The is opposed to a Protective Tariff--and in favor of purchasing our Goods and Manufactured articles abroad, and allowing our own workshops to 'close doors;' asserting that the 'idea of a home market is ALL A HUMBUG!'
He is opposed to the establishment of a National Bank—the only safe and sound currency it is possible for us to have--and, as a substitute, in favor of—what? MORE EXPERIMENTS!!!'
He is opposed to the Distribution Principle; and in favor of whittling down the Public Domain, acre by acre, in defraying the current expenses of the Government--a policy more worthy of a thoughtless spendthrift than an enlightened statesman! Judge ye between them!
In 1840, the Whigs in the counties composing the Sixth Congressional District, had a majority of Three thousand one hundred and sixty three over the Locofocos. Since that time there has been a probably increase of 10,000 inhabitants, and 1000 Whig votes; so that we may safely estimate that the Whig Party can this day poll 4000! votes more than their opponents. But, it remains to be seen whether they will do it. If they do not, it may be entirely attributed to that chilling and destroying Apathy, which has so often blasted their most promising prospects and brought upon them defeat and disgrace! We do not believe that, since the election in 1840, one vote, even, has gone over to our opponents. We do not believe that there is one man, who, on that memorable occasion, gave his hearty and unbiased support to 'Harrison and Reform,' but who will now, if he votes at all, give that vote in favor of 'Walker and Whig Principles!' The Principles of the party have undergone no change—whatever the party itself may have done. They remain the same now as ever. There is no need of change.
But there is need of energy, of vigilance, of ACTION. There is need of unanimity and concert. A failure to achieve the glorious results which the great victory of 1840 promised us, affords no reasonable ground for inaction now. It is only a stronger incentive to exertion. If we have been baffled in our attempts to restore the country to its wonted prosperity, by the treachery of those in whom
|we have trusted, let us hurl the traitors and their sycophants and advisers to the dust!
Whigs of the Sixth District! Will you do our duty? The path is plain before you! With a proper and reasonable exertion, an easy victory awaits you! With—shall we say it?—your usual apathy, and defeat is certain.
The Whig party has been charged with having no principles: In contra-distinction, the Locofoco party might be called the party with many and all sorts of principles. On the single question of the Tariff, they have in their ranks as many principles as there are hues to the Rainbow.
In the first place, a large majority of the party in the North profess to be friendly to a tariff—what the leaders so clearly and beautifully define as a 'Judicious Tariff.'—Then, again, in the North, they have Senators Silas Wright and James Buchanan, and Mr. Parmenter—good orthodox Democrats, too—voting with the Whigs in favor of the 'Protective' Tariff of 1842—that which other of them denounce as equal to the 'bill of abominations' of 1828. Then, in the South, they have John C. Calhoun, who fights manfully and boldly under the black flag of Free Trade and Direct Taxation! After him comes Judge Douglass, Joseph P. Hoge, and others in the West—unwilling to favor Protection, and afraid to advocate Direction Taxation,—have hit upon a most admirable sort of 'go-between' policy, which they have christened a 'Revenue point Tariff.' To ascertain correctly the principles of the party at any given point, we must, like the mariner on the trackless ocean, first take a reckoning, and ascertain the latitude.
How different from the Whig party! The Whigs go for a Protective Tariff everywhere! In Maine, in Louisiana, in Missouri, in Michigan, in Pennsylvania, in Georgia, and in Illinois the Whig doctrine is, that a Protective Tariff is necessary to the prosperity of the whole country; of the producer as well as the consumer; of the cultivator of the soil as well as the mechanic and manufacturer:—That by its healthy and steady operation, all classes in all parts of the country are to be benefitted—on the prairies of Illinois—on the savannahs of the South—the hills of Ohio Pennsylvania—and among the crags and vallies of New England. Yet, the Whig party is called the party with no Principles!
Joseph P. Hoge stated that the public debt at this time was over thirty million of dollars, all of which had been created by a Whig Congress. This assertion of Mr. Hoge's was in perfect keeping with his numerous other misstatements and misrepresentations. The following document will show that the public debt on the 4th of March, 1841, the time when the Van Buren Administration went out of power, amounted to $7,480,692 18. Beside this there were outstanding demands against the Treasury to the amount of $35,577,325 20; and to meet this vast indebtedness the Locofoco Administration left in the Treasury the paltry sum of $862,055 81. Thus it it will be seen that the public debt has been created by the Locofocos, and the the attempt of Mr. Hoge to charge it upon the Whigs is vain and futile. This is not our assertion merely; here are the figures from the Locofoco Register of the United States.
1. Amount of Public Debt on 4th of March 1841.
Treasury department, Register's Office,
Statement of the amount, and for which the Treasury was liable on the 4th of March, 1841, agreeably to a resolution of the House of Representatives of the 5th of August, 1842.
The above balance, ($862,055,81) in the Treasury does not include the sum of $300,000 trust funds.
T. L. SMITH, Register.
Treasury Department, Register's Office, August 8th, 1842.
These documents show that the Van Buren party, beyond all doubt are responsible for our public debt.