The ladies of Chillicothe have deputed me to present
this banner to you, "the friends of the Soldier, Patriot, and
Statesman, Genl Wm Henry Harrison."
It is a pledge of the intense interest they indulge
for the glorious cause of constitutional liberty-a cause they
have been taught in every period of their existence
to venerate and love.
We resign to your charge this token and point
to the motto, "in war without fear, in peace, without
reproach," which his whole life has ever sustained;
and feel a proud conviction that you too, will recog-
nize, and in your lives, illustrate the noble virtue
of that sentiment.
It is your privilege to act, ours to feel; your
duty to protect, ours to inspire, to animate.
Our Fathers, and our brothers, have ever sustained
the honor of the American name, and cherished
a profound respect for those who have fought the
battles of our country: they have never offered a tribute
to valour, but it was the impulse of a pure and
devoted patriotism, and we while echoing their
example, claim that sentiment as our rightful
We look to the name of Harrison, and hail
it as connected with the past, the present, and the
future history of our dear country; and his private
life has ever proved the truth of what he has so beau-
tifully expressed that "to be eminently great, it is
necessary to be eminently good."
As he was the ruling spirit on the fields of
Tippecanoe, of Meigs and the Thames, where peerless
above all others, he acquired for himself and his brave
companions imperishable fame, in that other
conflict, the struggle for republican freedom in which
you are engaged, we do not doubt but he will acquire
new laurels and with you as a part of freedoms noble
host, go on to victory.
We speed the glorious work, and will mingle
our voices with yours, on the day of deliverance in that
pealing anthem which will then be heard, through-
out this vast confederacy-
Though empires have crumbled no conquerors rod,
Has dared oe'r Columbia to spread desolation;
United, her sons, own no king but-that God,
Who gave to their fathers, a home and a nation.