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Colonel Alexander me after which normal Arnold come on. the final took a lot pains to respond to Alexander yet did not a lot as permit on that there has been this kind of candidate as myself in any respect. He have been conversing for a substantial time while a wide flock of guinea-fowls got here very as regards to the place he used to be and organize the main unmerciful chattering that ever was once heard, for they're a noisy little brute any manner. They so pressured the ge neral that he made a cease and asked that they could be pushed away. I allow him end his speech after which strolling as much as him, acknowledged aloud, “Well, colonel, you're the first guy I ever observed that un derstood the language of fowls. ” I instructed him that he had now not had the politeness to call me in his speech and that after my little buddies, the guinea-fowls, had arise and commenced to holler “Crockett, Crockett, Crockett,” he have been ungenerous sufficient to prevent and force all of them away. This raised a common shout one of the humans for me and the overall appeared strong undesirable plagued. yet he received extra plagued than this on the polls in August, as i've got acknowledged earlier than. This election used to be in 1827 and, i will say, on my judgment of right and wrong, that i used to be, with no cover, the pal and supporter of basic Jackson upon his ideas as he laid them down and as “I understood them” prior to his election as presi dent. in the course of my first classes in Congress, Mr. Adams was once president and that i labored besides what used to be known as the Jackson occasion pretty much. i used to be re-elected to Congress in 1829 through an overpowering majority and shortly after the graduation of this moment time period, I observed, or suggestion I did, that it used to be anticipated of me that i used to be to bow to the identify of Andrew Jackson and to keep on with him in all his motions and mindings and turnings, even on the rate of my moral sense and judgment. one of these factor used to be new to me and a complete stranger to my rules. I know'd good sufficient, notwithstanding, that if i did not “hurra” for his identify, the hue and cry used to be to be raised opposed to me and that i was once to be sacrificed, if attainable. His well-known, or really I may still ay his in-famous, In dian invoice was once introduced ahead and that i hostile it from the purest explanations on this planet. numerous of my colleagues acquired round me and advised me how good they enjoyed me and i was once ruining my self. They stated this was once a favorite degree of the president and that i should opt for it. I instructed them i thought it was once a depraved, unjust degree and i may still move opposed to it, permit the fee to my self be what it might probably; that i used to be prepared to compliment basic Jackson in every little thing that I be lieved used to be sincere and correct yet, additional than this, i would not opt for him or the other guy within the complete construction; that i'd quicker be ho nestly and politically d—nd than hypocritically immortalized. I were elected via a majority of 3 thousand and eighty-five votes and that i believed they have been sincere males and would not wish me to vote for any unjust suggestion to thrill Jackson or anybody else. At any expense, i used to be of age and was resolute to belief them. I voted in contrast Indian invoice and my judgment of right and wrong but tells me that I gave an outstanding sincere vote and person who i feel won't make me ashamed within the day of judgment.