Press enter after choosing selection

Hon. Mr. Chipman

Hon. Mr. Chipman image
Parent Issue
Public Domain
OCR Text

Mr. Chipman, the Representativo i (Jongross Irom the sccond district, seen in a fair Way to acquire by his élobuenc a degree of fame and noteriety not béfor ttáíned by any of his prtMleccssors. Th Washington correspondent of il. e N. Y iïveningUazctte thinks therc nevci' wa such a speaker in tho llouso btefurc, an doubts nhelherthere ever will bennothc 10 match him. The Washington correspondent of the New York Herald gjyos n sketch of one of hte performances, which wo transcribo for the benefit of his conBtitüeftlfl, niany of whom aro readers of our paper. Tho news of his astonishing celebrity mny not reacli lliem through the Democratie [?] papers. e renlly Iiope the second district, as soon as possible, will fill theseat of M. Chipman with a man of cornmon sense and decency: ':As soon as it was discovered that Mr. Chipman hnd got the flnor, therc was a generaí íaugh over thé House, and tho members crowded nround him lo enjoy Ihe sport. Il e would not go for mushroom populariiy. NoY did he inlend to lake awny anything from the Imnors which so'me members had won upon this occasion. (Here the speaker roluted un nnecdote óf n beSgar girl who was in great disircss beeauáó nnother beggar girl had stoïen' hef story.) Mr. C. said Uc would not steal nny body's story. The patriotism of some people on this subject was as w.ld as Symmes1 Hole itself. He was neilher a Southern man nor a Northern man. Ho relerred to the obloquy that had been heapod upoi him for speaking os he had done, on a former occasion, with regard to his birth-place [Vormont.] His democracy Was never questioned till ho said he was bom in Vermont. [Latighter.J He had been ridiculed forsaying that education warred oh democracy. He insibtcd upon the ideas he had formerly expresscd. In tïitt conncction he relerred toeland ofstcn'dy habits: siendy in modern ■higgory, nnd notliing els?. Ile went r the wliole of Oregon. He was not ke the man wlio went lor the middle xtretnes. He was not for steering béveen SiVfyond Cftarybogue. (Roars of iiighter.) M Chairman, said he, what . i the question 1 [Loud laughter.] We onr grent talk aboul being'scared by ri on in place of a wolf [referfirig tö Mr. ïohnes' speech" ón Öregon.] Hë was iot, and would not be afraid of Enfclish ions. [Bravo!] He gloried in the pecch of the gentleman from Massachuetts (Mr. Adnms.) Ile had had préjbdi-;cs agninst ihat venerable man, bit they ,vero all dissipated by his nóble positiÖrt m Orpgon; thoiigti hís hcací ás wliUe rtiih blossoms, [noses, I believó, blossomj lic was in favor of ihe rights of his couniry. He liad touched the hcarl of the nalion wilh a livecoal from off tiro altar of patrioiism. Tho brightest page of history ivould record the name of Adams, who tvas the breathinjj, living history of his ;oúnlfyá diplouiacy. Mr. Chipman ierf iveiit on todistinguish "joint öccupatibii" from ''joint occupancy." [This was followed by one of lbo most immoderaté fi'sof laiighter; several members cried out that this arose from education, which warred on democracy.] He gave his views upon arbitratióh, by SÜj pósing that some loafers would get round liiii nnd nsk him to arbítrate aboüt liW own cont, to which his riglit was clear and unquestionable. Our right to Oregon, was as clenr as his right was to'hSÍ old coat. It did not cóme by Adam's will;' it wns by the wii of Órnni'potehce, iVhosé plastic: hand had made this continent for our governing hands. Michigan would fake the conquest of Canada by the job; Michigan would lako Canada in ninoty days, and give il back to England för"thb pleasure of taking it ngain." He theiv went into a defence of Ilis former view3 on "Education warring on democracy." - He ropeated t. Il thwartcd the way of Providence and mado men whigs,(shout8 of lüiigliter.) Tle rhymes of tho Hart1ford convention times referred to the Joffersöri gun boal scheme - Gun bont nUmberonrf, Wigclc-wnggle wcni her tnil, mul pop wont her Education taiight men to vrrite that' way n days gnrie by. líe scemed ío be aíYaid' of war, bul he was not afrald'. If a'British man-of-war was 1 ving in the Potomác with a broariside levelled at this hall, anti did she threaten us with destructióh, if wo did not givo up certniii territóry; avé, even one square yard, he would say - (a longpaüse) 'kFIRE!" (Shouts of huister, and cries of "Go it.';) The chairman, Mr. Tibbat'ts, rapjfëd' the hamnier beforo any applausc was given. The feet was that the Colonel ertjoyéd ihe joke as much' ai aiiy Htf could not but applaud, and so' He made a noisè for the very laudable purpose of preserving silcnec. Mr. Chipman wid he had hiiéyè öh ihn böa constrictoi of American (reedom. Tho liedge-iiog of British usurpatioh' spread out'his quills. [Uere the gentleman sliruggcd his shoulders, and spread his fingers, to mitate o. hedge-hog.] Bu let that hedge-hog beware how it cómé' wiihiii the g'rasp óf ihe boa constnetór. A bout tlie close of Mr. Chiprrt'aii's speech, thf raps of the óháirmán's mallet to preserve order, brought some twenty persons to lheir feet, supposing tliat hiï hour had expired, but had to tafre tfoeiï seatsV i At length hc rcally coticlüded, and Mr. i Cockc of Tennessoe, Whig, oblrtirfed thé floor, and the cothmitlee rose."