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"7" man attempts to haul doicn the American Flag, shoot him on the sjiot." John A. Dix.
PLATTSMOUTII, N. T., WEDNESDAY,' AUGUST 22, 1SGG.
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ATTOllNEY AT LAW
Solicitor in Chancery.
S f"l1T. li'.t I5ih of Iijcember, at Tsidence2'
nun s noih-wett of tow u. jnly3'J
It. R LIVINGSTON, M. D-
Physician and Surgeon,
Tef.hTS his professional servic s to the citizens of
gwy-K ib'nce in Frank White's h ue, eirner cf
Oak and .Vixth streets; Otlice on Main street, uppo-t-
L' jurt House, I'l ittmouth, Xebiaska.
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I). IS. Wheeler & Co.,
Heal Estate Agents,
Commissioners of Deeds
Tire and Life Ins, Ag'ts,
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ty, Lea-ini; uf Tenement.
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A APPKUI'ltlATi: TIJIC.
It 13 a remarkable coincidence that
the Philadelphia Convention met upon
the anniversary of Jeff. Davis' notori
ous proclamation banishing all Union
men from the South under the pains
and penalties of being treated as alien
enemies. It is meet that the Conven
tion which is calculated to devise means
to wrest the control of the'govemment
from the hands of loyal men should be
convened upon this day, in commem
oration and in token oftheir friendly
feeling and sympathy with the procla
mation of the "distinguished prisoner"
on the 14th of August. 1SG1. The
"proclamation'' was issued for the pur
pose of weakening the Union cause,
and the "Call' has the same end
in view. The call U fresh in the -ninds
of the people, and we re-produce the
proclamation that the twin-sisters may
"Now I, Jefferson Davis, President
of the Confederate States, dt issue
this, my proclamation; and I do here
by order and require every male citi
zen of the Uniied States, of the age
of fourteen years and upwards, now
within the Confederate States, and ad
hering to the government of the United
State.0, and acknowledging the au
thority of the same, and not being a
citizen of the Confederate States, to de
part from the Confederate States with
in forty days. And I do warn nil per
sons above described, who shall re
main within the Confederate States,
after the expiration of the said period
of forty days, that they will be treated
as alien enemies.
Given under my hand and seal of the
Confederate States of America, at
the city of Richmond, on this 14th
day of August, A. D. 1SG1.
Seal Jfffehson Davis,
It. M. Hunter. Secy of State.
The is-ue made in Kentucky at the
recent election for Cleric of Court cf
Appeals is amply set forth in the fol
lowing from a Kentucky paper. This
is the real issue between the Union
and the copperhead parties everywhere,
dis2uie it as they may :
"The rebels are very hishly elated.
at their success, flaunting their victory
and taunts in the faces of Union men,
and bitterly deriding them. Many of
the rebels are openly hurrahing nnd
cheering for Jeff. Davis ami Gen. Lee,
and swearing that this Slate shall be
made too hot for any Union man to
live in. They made the iss'ie etraight
out between Secession and Union, nnd
are now boasting of their victory as
"Some of the hot-headed, who have
all along been vowing to inaugurate
another rebellion at the earliest pract
icable moment, are now in favor of
taking the initiative rites here in Ken
tucky. The organs of the rebel party
are busy denying sentiments uttered
by fpeakers and others during the heai
of the canvass, knowing well the ter
rible retribution their mad course will
bring upon them, in the elections du
ring the coming fall, throughout the
North and West."
From the Ji. Y. .Vand iy Dispatch.
Reminiscence of ev Orleans.
Ye were in New Orlepns a short
time during the Rebellion, but after
the city had been captured by our forces.
It was in the days when scowimg "Se
cesh" were holding their sweet con
claves, when dark lantern organiz-t-liotis
of "registered" and unregistered
"enemies" of our Union were only
kept down by a wholesome dread of
ropes and shackles. But the infernal
spirit of treason skulked everywhere.
Hotels, saloons, stores were full of con
cealed Rebels, who would have fiddled
and danced over a general mast-acre
oC Uuion men. At tht lime few
"American flags'' waved in New Or
leans, and ibose only over military
quarters ; ar.d it became necessary la
isse an order for the display of our
"Stars ar.d Stripes'' over public places
of resort, lincensed by the Provost
Marshal. Very reluctantly the order
was complied with, nnd a few "old
flags" waved from some hotels and the
theatres. But, so vinciciive and mo
rose was the "secesh" feeling, that the
manages of the theatres felt bound to
cater for it. They refused to permit
the orche.-tra to play one of our na
We recollect a thrilling scene one
night, when a call aro.e from a few
Uuion men and Uniied States officers
in ihe theaire for the band to pay "Hail
Columbia" and the "Star Spanglea
Banner."' The cowardly manager de
clined. It was then that a single man
rose in the boxes and cried out that the
Americarjnational air should be played.
He called upon loyal men to second
him. The "Secesh" raised a howl.
The house became a scene of fierce
excitement. But the brave loyalist
stood his ground, demanding the "Star
Spangled Banner" and "ltd. White
and Blue" to be given, and the man'
ager wa3 forced to yield. The pallant
loyalist was Dr. A. P. Dostie, who lies
dead in New Orleans murdered by
Andrew Johnson's reconstruction policy.
TIIC AVSH ER.
In a speech before a large audience
in the Chicago Opera House, on the
1st inst., Speaker Colfax, after review
ing the manner in which Copperheads
are trying to secure soldiers votes,
"These men are now very sweet
about the soldiers. If you ask them
'how about the Lincoln hirelings?'
they look at you with blank features cf
astonishment, as if it were impossible
for them to have said any such thmg.
There was a time when they sent a
good message to tne soldiers; it was
when they were fighting and perishing
in ihe conflict, when their bodies were
lying dead and unburied on the battle
fields of the South; when they sent up
their appeals imploringly for more
men and more money to assist them in
their work. The brave soldiers said,
we will lay down our lives for our
country, if you will only send more
men to fill up the gaps that are made
in our ranks by rebel artillery and
rebel musketry. And many of ihem
as they lay wounded and dying upon
the batile-fild, asked of their com
rades, 'What answer comes from the
North ?' And at last the answer came.
It came from Chicago from the Dem
ocratic panv while the scale of na
tional life and death-was hanging trem
blingly in the balance to the beseech
ing and imploring soldiers, they send
as an answer the Chicago Platform.
Loud laughter. The soldiers asked
tor bread, and ihey gave them a stone.
They a?ked them for meti and money,
and they sent over the land the words
which should give spirit to the Rebels,
and declared "this war is a failure, and
we demand the immediate Cessation of
hostilities.' The soldiers have not for
gotlon that answer. It was unconsti
tutional (the Democrats taid) in In
diana to allow our soldiers to vote when
in the field. I do not know how it was
in Illinois, but I suppose it was the same.
It is, however, not unconstitutional for
them to vote at home; nnd they are r.t
home now, and they remember ihe
lesson they learned in the field, and
this Fall they are going to vote nnd
show what ihey think of it. Loud
cheers. And I tell you here, to-night,
in conclusion, that if 'ou can surrender
this cause for which they fought and
bled, not only will the dead in their
ceffins rise against it, or ought to do so;
not only will the widows who gave iheir
husbands, and the mothers who devoid
their sons to their country reproach you
for having sacrificed lhat for which
thoe nearett and dearest to their hearts
had fallen, but you will prove your
selves unworthy of those precious and
loving sacrifices which were made so
freely in this land. If inspiration be
needed to induce you to do your duty,
go over those cemeteries at Washing
ton ; see there the tombs of the named
and the nameless dead ; then think
that nil over the land there are a quar
ter of a million of such impressive ad
monitions not to give up the cause for
which they fell. I would say in con
clusion lhat whrn they want restora
tion, let them show, in the first place,
devotion to the Union; in the-second
place, let them admit the freedom of
all men in this land to express their
sentiments in their own free speech ;
and thirdly, let them consent that no
man shall be prohibited from paying
the tribute of affection nnd gratitude
to the graves of the soldiers of the
Repub'ic. If they will do this, there
may be hope for them. I will now ask
you to join me in three hearty cheers,
not only for the cause for which the
soldiers fought in all iheir snuggles,
but also for the triumph of liberty in
this land against every element of dis
loyalty that can be combined against
A. man living in Atlan.a, Ga.,
sends to the Wyandotte Gazette, Kan
sas, the small sum of fifty thousand
dollars, Confederate money, and asks
the editor to send the paper a month.
A Parental Letter.
The following letter was written by
a father to his son in college:
My Dear Sox: 1 write to send
you your new socks, which your moth
er has just knit by culling down some
of mine. Your mother sends you ten
dollars wi.hout my knowledge, and for
fear you would not spend it wisely, I
have kept back half, and only send five.
Your own mother and I . are well, ex
cept that your lister has got the meas
eh, which we think would spread
among the other girls if Tom had not
them before, and he is the only one
left. I hope you will do honor to my
teaching; if you do not, your are a
donkey, and your mother and myself
are your affectionate parents."
ggg" Dr. Stonerrad, of Pittsburgh,
last week extracted from the ear of a
little. girl ten years of age a living an
imalcidce the size of a bee, which, un
der microscope, had the appearance of
a tobacco or grub worm. When ex
tracted it was three-quarters of an
in inch in length, sharp pointed and
well defined. It had a blackhead and
thirteen ribs or rolls on its body, and a
forked tail, ene-eight of an inch id
HOW IT LOOKS.
We are permitted io 'make the fol
lowing extract from a private letter,
written by a citizen of Nebraska, and
one who is a pretty fair judge of the
feelings and motives of men. He rep
represen(s the feeling of the "boys in
blue," in the matter between Johnson
and Congress as decidedly in favor of
the principles they l.a?e been fighting
"I had a fine trip to St. Joe. Gen
Heath, Col. Sinip-on and the other
Johnson and P. II. It. Commis-ioiierp
were on board. fleath was talking
politics nearly all the time. It was
really amusing to hear him pleading
for the rights of our "erring Southern
brethren," and the dignity of the Con
stitution ; showing the wrong in giving
the freedmen any rights above the
privilege of being shot down in the
manner of Memphis riots, eic. I have
conversed with many rebels in the
States of Georgia, Tennessee, and the
Carolinas, and they nlways placed
things in the same light that the distin
guished warrior from the "Valley
where ihe whot ton wood crows," does.
The General may possibly be Union
at heart, but he ha a mighty queer
line of argument to demonstrate it.
His great key note is "taxation without
representation," in the case of the
South, but 'nary' word when it comes
to the poor, though loyal African.
The political exicitement in Missouri
and Kansas is very high, and trouble
may be loo!:ed for at ihe fall elections
in Missouri. The Conservatives are
so very conservative that they swear
they will vote, whether legally or not.
and the Radicals say they've whipped
them (the rebels) once and will do i'
"On my way here I have conversed
with and heurd perhaps one hundred
returned soldiers express themselves
on the questions between Johnson and
Congress, and with one excep'ion they
reported in favor of Congress, and
that one was a "drafted" man who was
in the Alton prison six months for de
sertion." SlaXATOR WllaSOX OX TIIC
Senator Wilson addressed a meeting
at Boston recently, and after reviewing
the progress of the anti-Slavery nnd
Union cause, he said:
But the work is not yet done. There
is yet work for this liberty-loving and
Chris ian people, at.d they will do it.
We have been disappointed, aud sadly
disappointed And Why ? Because
the man elected Vice-President of the
United States,-who became President
by an acl I need not name, or in con
sequence of it, has disappointed our
expectations, and turned his bacK upon
the men who elected him upon the
principles he then professed, and in to
day the inspiration of wrong and out
rage upon loyal black men of the South.
I say it here lo night, and I say it in
profound sorrow, that Andrew Johnson
put ihe Jitbtl Slates back into ike hands
of the Rebels', and he has put the black
men of the South and the loyal men of
ihe South under the hoofs of those Reb
els. Gentlemen: A year ago lasi
May when the Rebel armies had all
surrendered.that conquered, humiliated,
subjected people ly pro?irate at our
feet. That was their condition. Our
army of a million of men stood there
proud and victorious: our power was
everywhere felt and acknowledged;
they were humbled and defeated ; hope
was lost; all was lost; and they were
ready to take lite or anything we choose
to give. In that hour the President of
the United estates had it in his power,
without any resistance from the North
or South, to have asked and demanded
a modification of all their constitutions
and laws so as to secure the equal civil
rights of all men and lo have given th
black man the same rights possessed
by the white man. I met no man from
the South in May or June of last year
who was not ready to do it. The North
ern presses expected it. The religious
organizations that met in May of last
year in this city, in New York, all over
country, demanded equal and civil rights
for the emancipated bondman. Aye !
And the right of suffrage, too. Even
th old Dembcraiic organ of Massa
thusetts, 1 mean the Boston Post, tho't
it would come. The World, the lead
ing Democratic organ of the country,
said that suffrage would come to the
black man by:and by. The JVews. ed
ited by B-n. Wood, had an elaborate
article in favor of negro suffrage.
When he commenced lhat policy of his.
the wisest, truest and best men, men
who have studied this question for
many year?, protested against it ; but
but they were told that it was an ex
periment, that if it failed Congress
would have the power to right it ; they
were told that he was in favor of suf
frage as much as anybody as much as
Mr. Chase. He told Mr. Chase and
Mr. Sumner that he agreed with them
on that subject, and you know what
Mr. Chase and Mr. Sumner think on
that subject, and the country know.
Applause. That was his posiiion,
but gentlemen, when Congress assem
bled in December last we found the
President had a policy it was my pol
icy, congress was not consulted, in
f.ict it was denied lhat Congress had
anything to say in the maiter ; and ihe
traitor ediiors, restored to their presses
to hre the Southern heart again, nnd
the men who had sympatized with them
during the war, denounced Conare.s.
and called on the President to clean
Congress out. And when we parsed
the Freedmen's Bureau bill Ap
plause although he hid read it, as
is suited by Mr. Trumbull in his last
speech in Chicago and he had the
care ot it it was met vviih a veto, and
that great measure was arrested.
Thank God it was arrested only for a
time. Applause. We hve a bill
nmre comprehensive, better, than tha
one he vetoed ; but he vetoed lhat, and
we prcinpily passed it over his head
great applause, for we had a major
ity in Congress. And ihen we passed
the Civil Rights bill the greatest bill
ever passed by a Congress of the Uni
ted States ; :hat great measure was met
by a veto from the colored man's .Moses.
Laughter. But, thank God ! we
had a two-thirds vote in bath Houses
of Congress, and we passed lhat bill.
Applause.! It is upon ihe statute
book, ar.d it will remain there forever
Great applause No party,' no cum
binaticn of men will ever come in
power in America, that can repeal the
great Civil Rights bill of 1G6. Tie
inebrious applause. I say 10 you, to
night, ladies and gentlemen, that we
shall rise amid these misfortunes; we
shall elect another Congress favorable
to liberty applause and when the
hour cjfiies we shall elect a President
of the United States who will noi be
tray us. Loud applause. There is
to be a Convention on ihe 14th of this
month inPhiladelphin -derisive laugh
ter a conglomeration of pardoned
and unpardoned Rebels, Copperheads
and the flunkies of the Whig party.
Laughter and shouts of derision. I
am glad that the Convention is to as
semble. Gentlemen, we have seen
these things before. The man we
made Vice President, and made it too
as a generous gift for he had not a
vote o.i the green earth to give us, nor
anything else; whom we took up, and
made Vice-President of the Uniied
Slates, now has turned his back upon
this great, grand, historic party, im
mense applause. and has taken into
his counsels traitors, men who had sym
pathized with traitors and camp-followers
that follow all parlies.
Tin refore, I say to you, that while
wo have tbundant cause for profound
anxiety, while we have abundant
cause for sorrow aye, abundant cause
for shame, too that we are masters of
our position, true to our principles, and
are sure as the sun holds on his course
that we will triumph and triumph glori
ously in the end. Tremendous ap
plause. WILL. THEY DO IT ?
Several leaders of the Johnson party
openly threaten the country wi n an
other war, should the loyal people of
the country elect another radical Con
gress. They exhibit a formidable array
of members, counting on all the white
people of ihe South and the entire
Democratic party of the North. They
expect to intimidate the loyal masses
into submission to their plans. Now,
will they dare attempt the experiment
of war on the ruins of their recent sig
nal failure? They waged war against
the government in lb61, holding in
their possession all the money and mu
nitions of war belonging to the govern
ment, and having ihe President and
Cabinet, and a large share of the mil
itary talent of the Union working in
their interest. They can start again
with ihe President and much distin
guished military talent but they will
find iliat a large share of the people
of the South cannot be deceived into a
second suicidal act, while at least three
fourths of the Democratic party Nonh
wiii be found as in 1SG1, on the side
of ihe right. Vallandigham now pledges
ihe entire Democracy, but he will find
when the hour arrives for the opening
of the fight, he has "counted without
his host." In lSt0, the chivalry de
clared lhat they were "bound to rule,"
and would rule with an iron hand, or
destroy this government. They tried
to deter the free masses fro-n voting
for Abraham Lincoln. The threat
failed, Lincoln was elected, and ihe
chivalry made war. They now set
out after surrendering on the battle
field by dictating terms of settlement
to their conquerors, and trying to force
ncquiesence in their plans by threats
of another war. The case is without
parallel in history ,and the great masses
of public mind see too clearly the pre
sumption and impudence of these lead
ers lo be either deterred or intimidated
by threats. Loyal men are in reality,
largely in majority, and after the sac
rifices made during the past four years
will not yield themselves quietly into
the hinds of copperheads aud traitors,
and suffer the country for which so
much of its blood has been spilled, to
fall into the relentless hands that fought
so desperately for four years, solely
for its destruction. We trust the lesson
imparted during the last rebellion will
hold the rebels within due bounds, and
we dj not believe they will try a second
B Y TEL EG RAPII.
Chicago, Aug 14. Philadelphia
specials in the morning papers say the
attendance of the Convention will be
very full and the proceedings harmo
nious, although Vallandigham was call
ed a bhfk Republican I'.nissary at the
Girard House, Sunday evening, and
he knocked the man down.
Fernando Wood publishes a letter
declining to be considered a delegate,
and Henry Cluy Dean, of Iorva, also
The Kentucky delegation unani
niously resolves to support Vallandig
ham, and lo leave ihe Convention if he
is excluded. There will be nothing
of importance done before Wednesday
the wigwam not being finishes. Ash
mun will probably be President. Dean
Richmond and Thurlow Wreed are act
ively managing the preliminaries.
Richmond agrees that the Democracy
shall not meddle with the spoils.
New York., Aug. 13. A Philadel
phia special says Mr. Vallandigham
hns been enrolled as a member of the
Convention, and there are indications
cl trouble being caused by his takiug
Pm L a DELrn i a , Aug. 14- Vallan
digham broke down this morning and
agreed he would not enter the Conven
tion He demanded that the Ohio del
egation should request his withdrawal,
and he would use a letter for political
If he hed not resigned, Gen. Steed-
man would have moved ihe Convention
ibe following resolution :
Resolved, That no person shall be
eninled lo a sent or participate in the
deliberations of this convention as a
member thereof who encouraged or
gave aid to the rebellion prior to pass
age of the Ordinance of Secession in
State, Territory or District in which
said persons resided, or who have been
convic ed of giviug aid and comfort to
the rebellion during its continuance, or
who being within the lines of the L'nit-
ed States army, counselled or abetted
resistance of the draft, or any law,
proclamation, or order of the United
States for the suppression cf the
There is great joy that Vallandig
ham is disposed of his resignation
which was signed at 10 o'clock, and ihe
news spread of over town immediate
ly. He was the ogre of ihe Conven
tion and would have split it.
Fernando Wood resigned yesterday
saying in a letter to Doolittle : "I am
earnestly anxious for the success of
the movem- nt, if successful the result
will be of the most salutary character,
but they cannot be so if the proceed
ings are disturbed by any cause what
ever. I am informed that serious dis
agreements are likely to arise in the
Convention by the attempt to exclude
some of the delegates myself incluJed.
whose political record is distaseieful to
the radicals and their sympathizers.
I feel confident that such on outrage
would not be perpetrated by the Con
vention, and though I have nothing lo
take back as to my course during the
war, and do not admit the right of any
one to raise that question.
Henry Clay Dean, copperhead dele
gate from Iowa, was forced lo resign
There is a paper here drawn by
President Johnson, in which he urges
that the Convention should, above all
things, present a bold, harmonious and
united front to the countr, and suggests
lhat thpre be but little speaking, and
that the whole business and action of
the body should be, so far as possible,
determined upon in caucus.
Pendleton is not here, but has writ
ten a letter pledging the party his sup
port, nnd that he does not desire to be
a leader in it.
Philadelphia. Aug. 14. The
Convention organized at noon, with
Gen. Dix as temporary chairman, but
the Wigwam not being finished and
the weaiher stormy, there was compar
atively a slim attendance.
Mr. Randall called the Convention
tor order, and announced that the Mas
sachusetts and South Carolina delega
tions were coming in arm inarm, which
elicited great applause and music.
Mr. Randall then nominated Mr.
Dix. who made a lengthy speech on
taking the chair.
Gen. Dix then announced that the
proceedings would be opened with pray
er, and Rev. J. N. McDonald made a
Mr. Doolittle offered the following
resolution, which'was adopted:
Resolved, That all reso ves and pro
positions not relating to the organiza
tion of the Convention be referred by
the Chair to the Committee on Resolu
tions without debate, and all resolutions,
propositions and questions relating to
right or claim of any person to sit in
the Convention be referred by the
Chair to the Committee on Credentials
hereafter to be appointed without de
bate, and until that appoiolmtnt they
be laid on the table without delate.
Committees were appointed as fol
lows, on Credentials : Jas. B. Stead
man, Ohio; N. D. Coleman, Lit ; Thos
Haynes and Chas- P. Daly, N. Y.; D.
Ktlone, Ind.; J C. Campbell. S. C;
A. H, Smith, Wis.; Geo. M. Ord,
Conn ; R H. Pier.-on, T exas; Win. M.
Blair, N 11 : Ashbel Greer. N. J.; J;
McFerran, Mo.; and R. Franklin, of
Philadelphia, Aug. 15. The Con
vention permanently organized, with
: Doohule as Chairman.
The wigwam is densely crowded.
J Thousands of ladies are present,
j Groesbeck handed in the resignation
of Vallandigham, und resolutions of
i the Ohio delegation, deprecating the
course of those who compelled his re
signation. Reverdy Johnson moved a suspen
sion of ihe rules to allow the reading
of Vailaudigham's letter of resigna
tion. They were suspended amidst great
excitement, aud the name of Vallan
digham was received with immense
applause, so also was Senator Cowan,
who was present.
The cjiumittee appointed on resolu
tions, includes the following:
Cjwan, Dixon, Raymond, Hendricks
Browning, McDougal, Reverdy John
son. Garrett Davis, Bigler, Gen Couch
Thomas II. Benton, of Iown, Chailes
E. Stewart, C. A. Eldridge.
At hoO this p.fternoon the Conven
tion adjourned until 10 o'clock to mor
Raymond and Weed have everything
their own way.
Philadelphia. Aug. lo. The fol
lowing is Vallandigham's letter of re
Philadelphia, Aug. 15, 1S5-5.
To the Chairman of the National Union
Sik: I have ihisday received front
the National Union Committee, thro
ihe Hon. W. S. Groesbeck, Chairman
of the joint Ohio delegation to ycur
Convention, a ticket of admission as a
delegate from lhat State.
The Hon Geo. W. Clark, the chair
man of the Democratic delegation from
Ohio, has communicated to me follow
ing resolution adopted by ihe delega
Resolved, Ly the Ohio Democratic
delegation. That we recognize the
right of Hon. C. L. Vallandigham to
hold his sent in that Convention ; lhat
we should regard his refusal to a seat
as an unjust and unreasonable infringe
ment of the rights of the democracy
of said State, and we are ready to stand
by him in the assertion of his rights
and the rights of his constituents; that
we endorse most cordially the purity
patriotism of his motives, and his fit
ness in every respect to a seat in said
Convention ; yet for the sake of har
mony and good feeling in the same,
and fcr the great ends for which it was
called, we consent to his withdrawal
from a seat in ihe Convention, if in
his judgement his duty to his constitu
ents shall justify such withdrawal.
Yielding my own deliberate convic
lions cf duty and right to the almost
unanimous opion and desire of friends
whose wisdom and soundness of judge
ment and sincere purity of motives I
may not question, to the end that there
shall be no pretext from any quarter
for any controvered question or disturb
ing element in the Convention, to mar
the narmony or hinder the results to
the cause of the Constitution, the Union
and public liberty which shall follow
from its deliberations and actions, I
hereby withdraw from the Ohio Dem
ocratic delegation, and decline taking
my seat in the Convention. I am pro
foundediy conscious that the sanctity
and magnitude of the interests involv
ed in the present political canvass in
the United States are too immense not
to demand ihe sacrifice of every per-
sonsonal consideration in the struggle
upon the issues of which depend, as I
most solemnly believe, the present
peace and tha existence of a free Re
publican Government on this continent
Trusting lhat your deliberations may
be harmonious, your proceedings full
of wisdom and patriotism, and its re
sults crowned with glorious and saving
triumphs in the end to the great cause.
I am very respectfully,
Your obedient servant,
C. L. A'allandicii am.
The following dispatch was received
from the President, and greeted with
most enthusiastic cheering:
Washington, Aug. 15.
To Hon. O. H. Browning and Hon. A.
W Randall, National Union Con
I thank you for your cheering and
encouraging despatch. The finger of
Providence is unerring and will guide
you safely through. The people rnubt
be trusted and the country will be re
stored. My faith is unshaken as ihe
(Sigoed) Axdkiw Jo us so.
Philadelphia, Aug. 15 midnight.
The excitement in regard to the Con
vention has entirely tu' s'ded now that
it is known that there will be no speak
ing and no wrangling inside of the
wigwam, and that business will be en
tirely coLfined to ihe passage of reso
lutions and the adoption of an address.
It is believed that ihe Convention will
adjourn on Thursday, p. m. There
were comparatively a small number cf
visitors to the wigwam to-day, moft
people being satisfied with reading tha
reports which are telegraphed to the
centre of business direct.
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