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A Whig Slaveholding President

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Wecut the following Trom the True Democrnt," a Whig paper of Ohio. We think our Whig readers might readily convince tliemselves hy a Üttie cypherng, that a Whig slaveholder could not secure enough Northern Sta!es lo elect him lo the Presidency. " Tlie stand thnt we have taken, that at the next Preáidentn.l election, wo wül not support a alaveholder for President orVice President, rrmy be considered by some, as occupyingdangerous ground. - Rit we owe this tothe cause of Libert) We are bound to take it notonly from duty lo the down-trodden slave, hut also for the preservatiou of our own righ's. Slavery is cxerting all her energies to accumula;e politica! power in her hands, and fortify heiself in the control of the United Sta!es Neitherthe Consiitution,nor regard for Northern rights are nny obstaclos in her progresa. She looks upon them with soorn and tramples them unhesitatingly in the dust. Her strides must be resised. When and how? The deserlion of the Tennes-ee Whigs and one Senator from Marvland, and another from Louisiann, at the time the "Rubicon was passd" nd Texas annexed, and by reasoo of wliich it was done, show thút where liberty nnd slavery are in contact, we cannot safely trust our cause in the hands of slavêhoWing Whigs. The riesertion also of Jarnegan a Senator from Tennesse, when the ncw tariflwas passed, shows the same thing. Nor is our course in regard to the next Presidentiul election, dictated more by a senté of right, than of expediency. It would bo utterly useless to make exertions to elect the V'h;g ticket, with a slaveholder upon it. It cannot be done. Without the electoral vote of Ohio, tlic Whigs cannot succfied. The Presideotial and Gubernatorial vote of 1844, and the election this fall, show that the Whig nrwjority in the State does not exced 2500. Now thereare more. than that mimber of Whig voters on the Reserve, that cannot be brought by nny exertions to cast their vote for a slaveholder in 1848. We think we speak advisedly on this subject. We doubt much whether New York or any one of the New England Stntes would give a majori'y lor such a ticket. For the Whig party to nominale it, would be to commit suicide. We believe it our duty to speak out plai:ly upon this sabject, and in time to save the party from shipwreck." (fê Elihu Burritt wri'es that the people of England are inclined to listen favorably on the subject of Peace. At hls first public appearance it England, he addresscd for two hours a vast muliitude in a public hall in London. In descri bing the scène he says,- Every face looked par-boiled with perspi ration, the heat was so excessive. When I carne to read the Pledge, I witnessed a demonstration of sentiment whicb I did not anticípate. Severol bursts of applause intorruped me. Four times I essayed to read the laat clause of the constilution, viz : '■for the abolilion of all inslitutions and cusovis which do nol recognize and respect the image of God and a human brolher in every man, of tehat ever country, colorf or condition of humahifyj When, especially, I carne to to the word color, the whole house reresounded and echoed with the most enthusiastic acclamaiions of applause. - Men swung their hats and ladies waved their handkerchiefs in token of their approbation of the principie. Thus commenced and ended my 'fust appearance' before a London audience. - In a few moments I was again silting nlone in my littls upper room, confused, befogger}, and exhausted by the scène which I had just passed through. On retiring Cor ret, I hung my clothes over a chair before the fire to dry, os every thread of them was wet through by the perspirntion caused by the heat of the leeture room and the intense oxertion of speaking." fit A paper to be called the "Daily True Democrat " is to be started at Cleveland by E. S. Hnmlin (late Whig M. C) and E. L. Stevens, Editors. The prospectus says : "It will advocate- lst. The Equa! Riglits, Civil, Religious, and Poütical, of M men, without disiiuction of Uolor, Birth Pivperiy. 2.1. An económica! administraron of theGoneral Government, and the r.iising of money for that purpose, by a Tariif. which shalf give equal protection to all interests. 33. A suñloient and sound Stafe Currency, composed of specie, and bink bilis at II times convertible into specie - th bill-holclers being mude secure from all losses, 4tbvít will advocate cquul taxation,- - and oppose any increase of a Naiiona aebt. ii?L It.W'11 advocate the "se of all con m tutional means ibr the overthrow o olaverv. These we understnnd 1O be Whig prin cip es, and we shall unflinclnngly ?d!ere We would like to know what authoi-ity these gentlemen have for saying ihat he overthrow of Slavery" is " a Whh Vnncíph ? We guess they can't make out their case. Not one Whig in a hundred so r egards it.