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Contents for April.
The FUTURE POLICY OF THE Whigs,
. . The President's Message, and Report of the SECRETARY Of Tile
TREASURY. By D. Raymond, Esq., Cincinnati, Ohio, . . Jasmin, The Barber Poet. Communicated through the Hon. Henry
Wheaton, now deceased, . . . . . . . . Human FREEDOM. By Rev. John W. Nevin, D.D.,* of Marshall
College, Mercersburg, Pa. . . . . . . .
VOLUNTARY Associations, ALMsHouse, AND COMMISSION OF
* Dr. Nevin is also the author of the article entitled “A Plea for Philosophy,” in the February number of this Journal.
PUBLISHED AT 118 NASSAU STREET.
If it were necessary to choose between deeper than the reasons of a temporary a party well led but without principles, policy. At different times parties will and a party well principled but without change their ground, and even alternate leaders, we should not be slow in the de | opinions, because the necessity of the cision; for it is not the men, however times demands it. It would not be any admirable, but the principles they repre subject of wonder, if, at some future day, sent, that give dignity and interest to a hypothetical pedants should be heard war of opinion.
crying up free trade principles, on the A party without principles is no party, side of the present opposition, and the but a combination of interested office-seek good sense and prudence of the party ers, enticing the weak and ignorant to vote permit them to do so. A regular army for them. It is a body without a soul, an may allow ancient Pistol and the blackorganization without laws, and must al- | guards to follow the camp. Ancient ways vacillate in a contemptible medium. Pistol, that battered hypothesis of valor, It cannot change its policy with a just may help to terrify the weak among the regard to circumstances, without suffer
| enemy. ing by the charge of inconsistency; all But, as we now stand, and for this its measures are selfish, and all its admis century at least, free trade is not a Whig sions are compromises ; it is disreputable measure. The labor of the freeman, be and without force.
it in the shop, the mine, or the field, conIt becomes then a part of self-respect tinues to require protection. as well as of prudence in the Whig party, We repeat it, the differences of party to let it always be distinctly known, why, are not mere temporary differences of and on what suggestion, they advocate policy; they arise rather from general particular men, and particular policies. views of human nature, and its necessiThey may advocate a tariff, or a tax, suited ties. The better to explain our meaning, to the year or to the age ; but if, with the let us endeavor to characterize the oppochange of circumstance, they think it best site parties, as they are actuated by adto dispense with these, they have not verse motives, and mark the contrast. therefore ceased to be Whigs.
| This contrast is in nothing more marked The difference between the parties lies | than in the doctrine concerning liberty :VOL. I. NO. IV. NEW SERIES. 22