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General Harrison represents tho antlmonarchical cause by right of descent. Samuel Pepya tella In his " Diary," under date 10th October, J6GO, how be Is Informed of the arrangement of a number of regicides who •' will be all condemned"" without question." these foredoomed culprits was Major General Harrison, who was one of the men who tried Charles, and whoso name appears to tha warrant of excoutlon. Dn the 13th of October Mr Pepjs writes i— u l went out to Ohaila; Cross to see Mt»jor-General Harrison banged, drtfwn, and quartered, whioh was done thore, he looking as cheerful as any man could do m that condl'lon. He was presently out down, and hii head and heart shown to the people, at whloh there wero great hhouts of joy. It Is said that he said he was sure to come shortly ftt the tifht haod of Christ to judge those that now had judged him, and that his wife does expect bis coming again. Thus It wai my chance to see the king beheaded at Whitoh&U, and to see the first bloodshed m reveDge for the king at GharIng Cross." There can be no donbt that Harrison was a fervid fanatlo. Allaneon Ploton eaya that he waa "a man who m purity of parpoae was worthy to rank with Xlip 1 .' 1 Cjrotnwell, when he made himself dC ator, tried m vain to fitter him Into alleglsuoe, failjae wbiph be }j«d to commit him t^ prison. On bia trial by Oharios Il'a complaisant judges, Harrlpon averred, " those who bad been to me so the apple of mine eye when they turned aside said to me, ♦ Sit tbou on my right hand,' bat I loathed it." The descendants of this sturdy Republican transferred themselves to New Bugland, whore one of them, Berijamlu Bgrrleop, took an active part m tbe revolutionary war, signed the Declaration of ludependenoe. His son, ' William Henry, Id 1841, when he was 68 years of age, became President, after a contest of more than usual intensity. The exoltement was too much for him He died at the White House a month afterwards. Benjamin Harrison, who has jaßt been elected, is his grandson. Benjamin was born In his grandfather's house, at North Fnd, Ohfo, on the 20 h August, 1833 Ho gradiiatad at Miami Qnlvorslty, Oxford, In the same State. Ohio takea the lead of the TJolon m the number, aid Boma giy the excellence, of its ednoatlonal Institutions. la the year 1880 it was returned as owning 35 more colleges than any other State, 10 of them bearing the ambitions title of universities. After having been admitted to the bar Benjamin Harrison took up his abode In Indianapolis, the oapital of the adjoining State, and speedily gained a reputation both as lawyer nnd publio speaker. While ho filed the offioo of reporter of the Supreme Court of Indiana tba War pf Secession broke oat, and, leaving* his family sud profession, he volunteered into the army, and was ap? pointed lieutenant. His oareer as a soldier did credit to his family name, and when the war terminated be was a brigadier-general.- fiesamlng his profoa- 1 slon as an advocate, he was nominated as Republican candidate for Governor of Indiana In 18.75, and waa elected a United States senator In 1881 H|b popularity m Indiana Is unbounded, and the State's delegates to the Chicago convention were instructed to present him as the unreserved ohoice of tbe Indiana Republicans,? for President.— "Poat."

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1996, 14 November 1888

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THE NEW PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1996, 14 November 1888