Ohio History Journal

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PRESIDENT CHAPIN represents Wisconsin and the Con-

gregational Church. He brings a commission from Gover-

nor Rusk. I don't know whom I represent.

One of the chief elements of success in Manasseh Cut-

ler as a negotiator was not mentioned yesterday in the very

beautiful and exhaustive discussion which was given by

the gentleman who made the address. He was spoken of as a

brave man, as a man of learning, a man of courtesy; but

I think that one great element was his power of administering

very elegant and sweet taffy to the people of that day, and

I rather think I can augur great success for my youthful

brother, General Eaton, from his prominence and great

excellence in the same department.1

I have listened to what has been presented here, with

great interest. I have heard that there is, or was, or is to

come, an Ordinance of 1787. I have heard, also, that there

is a place called Massachusetts; that seems to be a pretty

well fixed fact. And Colonel Tucker, yesterday, made it

clear that there is also a place called Virginia.  I was

delighted with this fresh information.   But really, my

friends, when you come to think of it, this Ordinance of

1787-practically carried into operation in 1788, and about

which our friends, the descendants of Dr. Manasseh Cutler,

make so much, and the descendants of General Rufus Put-

nam make so much, about which indeed all the descend-

ants of these great men come here and make so much-and

none too much-when you come to think of it, I repeat,

how youthful you are in comparison with Indiana; and

1General Eaton, the presiding officer of the evening, had introduced

Dr. Tuttle in the following words: "Many of you have been greeting

during these meetings an old friend, formerly a student and instructor

here, long prominent as the very able, successful and scholarly Presi-

dent of Wabash College. I have the pleasure of introducing to you Dr.

Tuttle, of Wabash College."