COLONEL R. M. JOHNSON
We are extremely sorry to find that this gentleman has been left out of the Senate of the United States. His parliamentary career has been long and useful, and his country owes him a large debt of gratitude. Colonel Johnson is as distinguished for the patriotism as his philanthropy. As a patriot, he supported the insulted rights of his country, and was among the first to buckle on his armour [sic] when war was declared. It was in the memorable battle fought between the American troops and the British and their Indian allies under Proctor that he signalized himself by his bravery, and fell covered with honorable wounds, the scars of which still exist to mark his devotion to his country. He appeared in the field as a volunteer, and as soon as his wounds would allow him he hastened to discharge his parliamentary duties, in the councils of the nation, where he has continued ever since, incessantly laboring for the public good. It has, with great truth, been said of Colonel Johnson, that 'to add to the glory, reputation, and grandeur of his country, forms the prominent wish of his heart, which is open as day to melting charity: he is the father of the orphan, the protector of the widow, and the friend of the war-worn soldier, whose claims he is always the first to espouse and the last to abandon.'