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