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TIGATOR "THE PRICE OF LIBERTY IS ETERNAL VIGILANXE." BY W . TUKNCII. MIDDLETOWN, CONN., SEPTEI\IBER 4, 1840. NUMBER 2. WILL BE If-HCF.n EVERY FRIDA Y AFTEIlXOOy, UNTIL AKTEIL TIIK PRESIDENTIAFI ELKCTION. Onicc next (lour iiwtli of till' I'list-ollkr, Miildli-ii.wn, Ct. TERMS.—Ticcti/i/-Firc Cents a single copy. Five J)<tllnrs J'(>r hrii,li/-Jivr. cd/'ins. CONNECTICUT 3IUST BE REJJEEMED. _ DEMOCIIA TIC HE PUBLICAN NOMIXA TION&\ Foil I'll ESI DENT. MARTIN VAN 13UREN, OF NEW-YOIIK. ro II vici; iMiEsm E XT. IIICHAIID M. JOHNSON, OK KENTUCKV. I'M) It E I , E C T O I t s. TSAA(; TOrc Hartford Co. RALPH 1. IX( ; I'lRSOLL, New-llaven (i T. T. WllITT LESEY, FnirtUid u ASA CHILI), New-liondon (( c. V. !•; [.AND, A\'iiulliani « ORKM'IX S. S V.MOIJR, Litchlield SAMI'KL INC IIMIAM, I\Iid(llesex (i ALONZO W. KINGE, Tolland 11 A T I KL^'I THE 7J/;.U06'AMC' V "F NE W LONDON CO UNTY (ircal Dfniocratic Gathering o)i Grulon Heights, September jt/i, 1810. In commoinonitioii of tho great sacrifice on Iho altar of l.ibcrtv, cunsumnatLMl by tlio Patriots who fell at FORT iJKlSVVOl.l) in MicWAIiOFTUK UKVOLI'TION, and in celebration of the second Declaration of Inde-pendance, the passage of th(.' Independent Treasury Hill by t!ie Patriots of 1810—the iindersigned, ])emoerati(; (.'oniinittee of the Town of CIrolon most conlially invite the Democracy of ^ew-London l.'ounty, and tiie L'eniocrats throughout the slate geiierally, to a meetingc/i /nasse, on the l l E K J i l T S OF GUOTON, on the 5tli day of September, 1810. The Democratic candidates for Elec-tors of President and Vice President, are invited to attend and address the People. Elislia llawley, Elijah J5ailey, George iiatliani, Nathan Daholl, .Moses(i. Culver, Albert Latham, Levy .S|)ieer, .Sanford Stark, (Iroton, August I'Jtli, 1810. Ezra Jkiiley, William Avery, I'.lisha -Morgan, .Mon. ^Villianls, iJeiton A. <'opp, Elihu Si)ieer, R. \V. Smith, Noah Chapman,_ O The New A'orlc Express (federal) says,— " A large projiortion of the i)usiness men are absent'^at fashionable watering places."— Dreadt'ul hard tiuu.'s! spending iifty dollars a day in extravagant living, aiul yet wo are told it is dillicult to get /z/v^/^Z/-[Register. STATE OI'' THE TIMES.—The pressure is in-creasing, as Johnson said when he gave his sweetheart the parting hug. S c r o i i d €oii$;ro$ijiiioii:il D i s t r i c t. This District comprises the counties of New Haven and ^Middlesex. Gov. Ellsworth has is-sued an order, directing an election to be held on tljo first Monday (-Jd day) of November next, to fill the vacancy occasioned by the iip|)oiutment of Hon. W. L. Storrs as Judge. This is the same day designated for the choice of Presidential l-^lectors. It will be seen, from a notice in another col-umn, that the democracy of the District has already commenced nu)ving in this business by calling a convention.to meet at New Haven on the mst. for the purpose; of nominating a candidate, to i)e supi)orted l)y the democrats. We would urge upon every town to send a full delegation, so that there may be a full and fair expression of opinion iii the «.'le(;lion of such an individual as would bo ..,o acceptable to the democracy of the District, as to insure a gene-ral, corflial, and enthusiastic support—a sup-port which would elect hiin. As tliis District, at the last election, 1639, was carried by the whigs, by Init a small ma-ority, ourdemocratic friends liave but to mus-ter out in all their strength, to insure a demo-cratic victory. Tliey cannot do it, howt>ver, witliout wording—and as tlie great mass of fheni are worl;ing-\\w.n, they li;ive but to t;ike hold of tliis elei-lion with their liab'tual imhis-try and energy to ir.sin-e success. And shall we appeiil to "them in vain ! Shall we nmind them liow important it i s th:;t v, (> sliould elect a democrat from this District—to have one democrat in Congress from Conrccticiit! Rouse up, then, lU inecrats, and let us give the strong pull, tlic laill altogctlu'r, riid it ran be done. Prej)arat ions slioidd be made in setison, to secure the attendance of ^rr/-//democratic voter at the; polls on the first Monday of No-vember next.—Sentinel (J- Witness. IG^The N. Y. Democratic State Conven-tion assembles at Syracuse this (lay,tf) nomi-nate candidates for (•'ovcriior, t'Cc. Tlie young men hold a (.'ovtaition at the same place on the IJOtii inst. The mass Convention meets at Poughkeepsie, on the Kitliinst. Tlu> political elem(>nts are all in motion in the I'lmpire Statc-and the democrats are battling it manfully un, der their slirriuLt motto.—Ih. "Pi'siNEss OK TiiK Crrv.—We find ourselves again encumbered withl)ales and boxes on the sidewalks and an appearance of business, which is ti'uly gratifying to tiioso who, for so many months, iiave been staniliiig idle in their stores waiting for customers.''—Fee. Star. " Our adherence to specie payments, se-verely as it tried our principles and our courage at the time, will in the end be seen to have been as wise as it was morally good. Whirl-ed in the air and crushed to the earth as New- York has b(;en, she is on her feet again. Our importers are receiving largo sup|)liesof fresh goods, the domesiic manufacturers are pour-ing in their jiroducts, and from all sources our jobbers have tilled their store.s, and are selling 'fresh goods, cheap for cash,' from morning to night. Purchasers come with pockets full of money, vessels are filled rapidly with freight for all southern places; the tow boats up the North River get full; the European steamers and packets are pressed to discharge as rapid-ly as possible, for the goods are all sold before they can be got from on ship board: the auc-tioneers are hammering away, 'one, two, three,' and every thing is once more going, going." J. Com, H e a r t h e w i i r i l i n g v o i c c of W a ii i 11;; t o n . The following are the warning words of the father of his country to a Senator in the Maryland Legislature. It is to be found in Sparks' Life of thi.s great and good man.— Pvead it ye slaves and mercenaries of the Rag Barons, and blush for your own deetJs of darkness and dishonor. ' Head it, democrats, patriots, and friends of liberty and justice, and n-joice that yon are the true defenders of the faith of the^revolution ; the,disciples of a Washington and a Jellerson, the sworn ene-mies of the paper swindling monopolies. Let us eiflier be free, or die hi the last ditch, struggling for human lights. MOUNT YEBNON. Dear Sir—Your favor of the SOthult. came duly to hand. To give an opinion ni a case of so much importance as that which has warmly agitated the two branches of the legislature, ami which, from the appeal that is made, is likely to create many and dangerous divisions, is rather a deliirate matter; but, as this diversity of opinion is on a subject which has, I be): ve, occupied the minds of most men,and a.-a my sentiments thereon have been fully and decidedly expressed long before the tlie Asseml)ly either in Maryland or this State was convened, 1 do not scruple to de-clare that, if 1 had a voice in your legislature, it would have been given decidcdly agniinst a p'iper I mission upon tlie general prinei[tles of I its utility as a reiircsentalive, and the neccsi- . ty of it as a meihuin. i To assign reasons for this would be as uviuecessary as tedious. The ground has , ! • "n so often trod that a place hardly remains ' untouched. In a word tlic necessity arising , from a w.mt of specie is represented as greater than it really is. I contend that it is ' by the substrinco, IKU willi a shadow of a thing I tliiit we are to be bene/i!ed. The wisdom of ! a man, in my huniblo opinion, cannot at this I time devise; a i)Ian by which the credit of our I paper money would ix; long supported,conse-j (iiiently depreciation keeps jKute with the • (piantity of the emission, and articles for I which it is exchanged rise in a greater ratio ' than the-inkingvalueof the money. Where- I in, then, is t he farmer, the planter, the artisan, j benefited! The delitor may be, because, I as I have observed, he gives the shadow in I lieu of the substance, and in proportion to his I gain, the credito»- or the body piditic sulVcrs. Whether it be a legal tender or not, it will, as has been obscrveil very truly, leave no alternative. It must be that or nothing. An evil et|ually great is. the door it opens imme-diately for speculation, by which the least designing and ])erhaps most valuable part of community an; preyed upon by the more knowing and crafty speculators. ]5ut contrary to my intention and declara- • tion, I am oliering reasons to support my ^ opinion ; reasons too, wiiich of all others are j the least jjleasiiig to the advocates of paper money. I shall therefon; only ol)serve gen-erally, that so many people have sutfered by former omissions, that, like as a burned child j dreads the fire, no person will touch it who can possibly avoid it. The natural conse- (luence of which will be, that the specie, which remains unexported, will be instautly lockeil up. With great esteem and regard, I am, dear sir, S:c. a ; ;^\^^inNGTON. THE DIEKEUEKCE.-Oemocraey appeals to reabou—federal wliiggery to a eider barrel. 'Where Is the spirit of our fathers* It has often been matter of congratulation and of proud boast withthe American people, compared with the subjects of Great iJritain, that we could choose from among us,for our chief magistrate, a person whose opin-ions Ave approved, while the British subject was obliged to take for his sovereign the hereditary successor to the • rown, let his opinions be what they migli . W'.iat has Gen. Harrison or his friends permii u'd us to know of his opinions upon the '"illowing questions, which are now and frr s.^aic time past have been before the Am v 'in people: 1st. Whether it is cxpei! to collect large sums of money from \ vc people to be placed under the patronage of the govern-ment, to lay out in canals. rail road^^ and other works of improvemc" t in tiie :;tates ^ 2d. Whether another National liank should be chartered and fastened on us ! 3d. Whether Congress s>'-'Uld al .dish sla-very in :!'c District of (.'ohiinbia, and also in the sevcial states, without the consent of the slave states 1 4th. What place should ''C ttdopted for the collecting, safe keeping ai i disbursing of the public money ? 5th. Whether the great measure of the bankers, brokers, and s])eculators, should be carried, to w i t : The assumption of the state debts by the general government,by which the state stocks, now in the bands of bankers, brokers and speculators, would be advanced some forty millions in value, and a national debt, twice as large as that created by the last war, thrown iipon the farmers and pro-ducing classes to work oil ! In fine, Gth. Whether the government is to be ad-ministered solely to promote the interests of the bankers, brokers, speculators, and opera-tors, who live by bargaining, or whether the interests of the manufacturer, the producer, and the laborer is to be attended to ! What belter ofi'than the British subjects arc those who are to vote for Gen. Harrison, when all knowledge of his views upon these great questions of policy is withholden from them 1 Who can hold up his head and talk of " eiril liberty,'''' aiifl the " Freedom of Elec-tions,'''' when his political leaders compel him to march up blindfold to the polls, and vote for a chief of wliose opinions they know as little as they do of those of an unborn here-ditary prince '!—Albany Argus. HARRISON'S RESIGNATION.—The whigs have undertaken to explain why Gen. Harrison resigned his commission in the midst of the war ; but they all make a bad fist at it. One says it was on account of a misunderstan-ding betw(!en him and the Secretary of War. That may be. It is very well known that the Secretary disapproved of the General's conduct, particularly in the aft'air at Fort Stephenson. Another says, liis resignation was accepted without the advice or consent of the President, who was then absent from Washington. Jhit it appears from the letters on file in the A\'ar Department, that the re-signation was communicated to the President the 21th of i\lay, 1814, and its acceptanco announced to Gen. Harrison the '28th, on which day, or the day after, the President returned. The presumption therefore is, that the Secretary acted according to the direc-tion of the President. The principal, if not the only reason for his resignation, we arc inclined to lulieve, is to be found in the that he had lost the confidence both of the army and the general government.—
|Uniform Title||Castigator (Middletown, Conn.)|
|Subject||Campaign literature -- Connecticut -- Newspapers; Middletown (Conn.) -- Newspapers|
|Description||Frequency: Weekly; Publication dates: No. 1 (Aug. 29, 1840) -no. 11 (Dec. 7, 1840); Notes: "Democratic campaign paper for election of 1840."; Notes: Suspended with issue of Oct. 30, 1840. Resumed with issue of Dec. 7, 1840.|
|Collection||Newspapers of Connecticut|
|Source - Location||Connecticut State Library microfilm, AN104.B9 H37|
|Relation-Is Part Of||Series title: Connecticut political newspapers, 1840-1878|
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TIGATOR "THE PRICE OF LIBERTY IS ETERNAL VIGILANXE."
BY W . TUKNCII. MIDDLETOWN, CONN., SEPTEI\IBER 4, 1840. NUMBER 2.
WILL BE If-HCF.n
EVERY FRIDA Y AFTEIlXOOy,
UNTIL AKTEIL TIIK PRESIDENTIAFI ELKCTION.
Onicc next (lour iiwtli of till' I'list-ollkr, Miildli-ii.wn, Ct.
TERMS.—Ticcti/i/-Firc Cents a single copy.
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