there was an ocean of them!
The procession was over five miles long. * * * Governor Seward and Lieut. Gov. Bradish were unanimously nominated by resolution for re-election.
The result was communicated to the people assembled in mass in Chancery Square, whose response to the nomination was spontaneous, loud, deep and resounding.
The profusion of the presidential mansion was one of the standing topics of those who wished to eject its occupant.
In one number of the Log-Cabin is a speech, delivered in the House of Representatives by a member of the opposition, in which the bills of the persons who supplied the White House
are given at length.
Take these specimens:
|34 table knives ground,||$1,37 1/2|
|2 new knife blades,||75|
|2 cook's knife blades,||2,50|
|2 dozen brooms,||$3,75|
|1-2 do. hard scrubs,||2,37|
|1-2 do. brooms,||1,38|
|2 tin buckets,||$2,00|
|Milk strainer and skimmer,||92 1/2|
|2 dozen tart pans,||2,50|
This seems like putting an extremely fine point upon a political argument.
What the orator wished to show, however, was, that such articles as the above ought to be paid for out of the presidential salary, not the public treasury.
The speech exhibited some columns of these “house-bills.”
It made a great sensation, and was enough to cure any decent man of a desire to become a servant of the people.
But, as I have observed, Gen. Harrison
into the presidential chair.
The Log Cabin preserves a large number of the political ditties of the time; the editor himself contributing two.
A very few stanzas will suffice to show the quality of the Tippecanoe
poetry The following is one from the “Wolverine's song” :