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Gontents for July.
It is now certain who will be the candi- | ment, the debt of honor must be paid, or date of the Whig Party for the next Presi we lose all consideration, and therefore all dency. GENERAL Taylor has received a force. majority of all the voices of the Conven The objections to the nomination of tion, and the spirit of our institutions, General Taylor arose out of a double miswhich rest for security in the acquiescence apprehension : first, of the political sentiof minorities, compels us, as good citizens ments of the nominee, and second, in reand good Whigs, to support the nomina- gard to his treatment of the Convention. tion.
On the first of these points, the homely Some inconsiderate persons in the North but spirited and satisfactory testimony of talk about a movement for the nomination Major Gaines, at the Whig Reception of Mr. Clay by Northern Whigs, notwith- Meeting, held June 16th, in Faneuil Hall, standing he was among the candidates of Boston, will give some idea of the confithe Convention. If these persons were dence reposed in his principles by his as careful of Mr. Clay's honor as they friends :were suspicious of Gen. Taylor's when it was falsely reported that the Gen. would “ Major Gaines then said he would recur to run whether he was nominated or not, they some of his late achievements, in which the would see that it is really a moral impos- country had opportunity to judge of the man.. sibility for him to become a candidate, as
He had exhibited the highest qualities of intel
lect. He never in all his life had said or done it would have been impossible for Gen,
a foolish thing. He never given a wrong Taylor had Mr. Clay been nominated. order, has never made a mistake, or a wrong None of the names that were used by the Convention, except that of the nominee, “ As to General Taylor being a Whig, why can be used by Whigs represented in the there was no mistake about it. He is a greater Convention. Party conventions are not Whig than our worthy President, notwithstandunder the laws of the land ; they are ing his boast. Why, said Major Gaines, they therefore governed by the code of honor. and, said he, General Taylor is a stronger
call me in Kentucky the Whig High Priest, The integrity and success of a party de- Whig than I.” pend on its rigid adherence to this code. Whatever be our chagrin or disappoint To the virtues and character of the
GEN. TAYLOR IS A WHIG.
nominee as a man, the following is a re mate with Plutarch,—said the speaker,-a Plumarkable testimony, coming from one of tarch hero himself, as bright as ever adorned the best of men and of Whigs :
the page of history. Gen. Gibson-you all
know and love Gen. Gibson, one of your own GEN, TAYLOR AS A MAN. Pennsylvanians, a man whose reputation for Hon. John J. Crittenden addressed a great word was always the end of controversy, so
truth and honor was proverbial, and whose meeting at Pittsburgh, Pa., on Friday evening, implicitly was it relied upon --Gen. Gibson had being on his way home to Kentucky, having resigned his seat in the Senate to canvass the told him, that he and Gen. Taylor had entered State for Governor. Mr. Crittenden never could the army nearly together, and had served tomake a poor speech, and on this occasion he gether almost constantly, until he, Gibson, remade a very good one in commendation of Gen. tired, and that during that time they had sat toTaylor. It does not prove Gen. Taylor the gether on seventeen Court Martials, many of best man for President, but it shows that he them important and intricate cases, and in every possesses (as we always supposed) many ster. single instance, Zachary Taylor had been apling qualities. The following synopsis (we pointed to draw up the opinion of the Court -have no room for fuller report) we take from
a brilliant testimony to his superior abilities, the Pittsburgh Gazette :
and ripe learning, and practical knowledge.
GENERAL TAYLOR'S HUMANITY AND SIMPLICITY
Gen. Taylor is a plain, unassuming, unos-
no foppery, no airs about him. He possesses cal feelings are identified with the Whig party. the army, he fared just as his soldiers fared GEN. TAYLOR IS AN HONEST MAN.
ate the same food-slept under his tent and On the uprightness of Gen. Taylor's charac-underwent similar fatigue-for fifteen months ter, Mr. Crittenden dwelt with great earnest in Mexico, never sleeping in a house one night. ness, as a trait which he knew, and felt, and His humanity, kindness, and simplicity of charadmired. He said he was emphatically an acter, had won for him the love of his soldiers. honest man, and he defied the opponents of the He never kept a guard around his tent, or any old soldier to bring aught against him impeach- pomp or parade. He trusted his soldiers, and ing his uprightness, in all his transactions, they trusted and loved him in return. Not a during a public life of forty years. His appear drop of his soldiers' blood was shed by him durance and manners bear the impress of such ing the campaign. All the blood shed under sterling honesty, that peculation, meanness, his direction was shed in battle. We hear of and rascality are frightened from his presence. no military executions--no judicial shedding of Gen. Twiggs, who has been on habits of inti- blood. His heart moved to human woe, and he mate personal intercourse with him, said to the was careful of the lives of his soldiers, and huspeaker lately that there was not a man in the mane to the erring, and to the vanquished foe. world, who had been in the company of Gen. He is kind, noble, generous, feeling--a friend Taylor five minutes, who would dare make an
of the masses —there is no aristocracy about improper proposition to him. Dishonesty flees him--he is a true Democrat. He will adorn from his presence.
the White House, and shed new light over the
has gone far into its sere and yellow leaf-he His whole military life gives evidence of this.
will bring in a true, vigorous, verdant, refreshHe never committed a blunder, or lost a battle. ing Democracy. There is not another man in the army who
GEN. TAYLOR PROSCRIBES NO MAN FOR OPINION'S would have fought the battle of Buena Vista but Gen. Taylor,—and not another who would have won it. Examine the whole history of
He is a good and true Whig, but he will probis exploits, in all their detail, and you see the scribe no man for a difference of opinion. He evidence of far-reaching sagacity and great hates, loathes proscription. He loves the free, ability.
independent utterance of opinion. He has
of battle-has witnessed their patriotic devoNot mere scholastic learning-he has never tion and invincible courage while standing tograduated at a college--but his mind is richly gether shoulder to shoulder-has seen them stored with that practical knowledge, which is light, bleed, and die together; and God forbid acquired from both men and books. He is a he should proscribe any man on account of a deeply read man, in all ancient and modern his. difference of political sentiments. He would tory, and in all matters relating to the practical as soon think, said the speaker, of running from duties of life, civil and military. He is inti a Mexican!
GEN. TAYLOR IS A MAN OF GREAT ABILITIES.
GEN. TAYLOR IS A MAN OF LEARNING.