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on that point, was adopted, by States, and as The portions of the majority report, as thug follows:
amended, were then agreed to. Ayes. Nays. | The Delegates from Nebraska, Colorado, and
Nevada, were then admitted with the right to New Hampshire..................................... Vermont .............
And the balance of the report-admitting the Rhode Island....
Delegates from Virginia and Florida, without Connecticut....... New York.
the right to vote, rejecting the Delegates from New Jersey.....
South Carolina, and admitting the Delegates Pennsylvania..
from the remaining Territories without the Delaware....... Maryland ....
right to vote, was adopted. Kentucky.
This PLATFORM was then adopted unanimous Ohio........
ly, as reported by Mr. Raymond, of New York, Indiana.. Illinois.....
Chairman of the Committee: Michigan..
1. Resolved, That it is the highest duty of every Americas Wisconsin.........
citizen to maintain agninst all their enemies the integrity low......................................................
of the Union and the paramount authority of the Constito Minnesota. ......
tion and laws of the United States; and that, laying asido California ........
all differenres of political opinion, we pledge ourselves, 29 Oregon.........
Union men, animated by a common sentiment and aiming West Virginia.....
at a colinnon object, to do everything in our power to aid Kansas..
the Government in quelling by force of arms the Rebellion now raging against its authority, and in bringing to the
punishment due to their crimes the Rebels and traitons ar The question was still further divided, and a
rayed against it. [Prolonged applause.]
2. Resolved, That we approve the determination of the vote then taken upon admitting the fifteen del Government of tho United States not to compromise with ega Te
Rebels, or to offer them any terms of peace, except such 89
may be based npon an unconditional surrender of their which was agreed to, by States, as follows:
hostility and a return to their just allegiance to the Consti For. Against.
tution and laws of the United States, and that we call us on 11
the Government to maintain this position, and to prosecute New Hampshire...............................
the war with the utmost possible vigor to the complete Vermont.........
suppression of the Rebellion, in full reliance upon the self Massachusetts.......
sacrificing patriotism, the heroic valor and the undying de Rhode Island..
votion of the American people to their country and its free Connecticut.....
institutions. [Applause. New York.......
3. Resolved, That as Slavery was the cause, and no con New Jersey....
stitutes tho strength, of this Rebellion, and as it mast le, Pennsylvania
always and everywhere, hostile to the principles of RepotDelaware.......
lican Government, justice and the national safety demand Maryland.......
its utter and complete extirpation from the soil of the Re Missouri......
public applanse: -and that while we uphold and maintain Kentucky......
the acts and proclamations by which the Government, in Obio
its own defonce, has aimed a death-blow at this gigantic Indiana........
evil, we are in favor, furthermore, of such an amendment Illinois.
to the Constitution, to be made by the people in conformity Michigan.....
with its provisions, as shall terminate and forever prohibit Wisconsin......................................
the existence of Slavery within the limits or the jurisdie Iowa.................................... ............
tion of the United States. [Tremendous applause, the del Minnesota.......
egates rising and waving their hats.] California....
4. Resolved. That the thanks of the American people are Oregon........
due to the soldiers and sailors of the Army and Navy (ap West Virginia...
plause, who have periled their lives in defence of their Kansas ............
country and in vindication of the honor of its flag; that
the nation owes to them some permanent recoguition of Total
their patriotism and their valor, and ample and permanent
provision for those of their survivors who have received The delegates from Louisiana and Arkansas
disabling and honorable wounds in the service of the coas were then admitted, by States, as follows: try; and that the memories of those who have fallen in its
For. Against. defence shall be held in grateful and everlasting reinen Maine.......
11 brance. (Loud applause and cheers.] New Hampshire........
10 5. Resolred, That we approve and applaud the practical Vermont...
wisdom, the unselfish patriotism and the unswerving de Massachusetts.....
ity to the Constitution and the principles of American libRhode Island.....
erty, with which Abraham Lincoln has discharged, under Connecticut..
circumstances of unparalleled difficulty, the great doties New York........
and responsibililies of the Presidential ottice; that we ap New Jersey...
prove and endorse, as demanded by the emergency and es Pennsylvania...
sential to the preservation of the nation and as within the Delaware...
provisions of the Constitution, the measures and acts which Maryland........
he has adopted to defend the nation against its open and Missouri................
cret foes; that we approve, especially, the Proclamation of Tennessee......
Emancipation, and the employment as Union soldiers of Kentucky.......
men heretofore held in slavery, (applause; and that webure Olio
full confidence in his determination to carry these an all Indiana ......
other Constitutional measures ossential to the salvation of the Illinois
country into full and complete eflect. (Vociferous applause. Michigan........
6. Resolved, That we deem it essential to the general web Wisconsin.........
fare that harmony should prevail in the National Councils, Iowa........
and we regard as worthy of public confidence and otcial Minnesota ..***...*.
trust those only who cordially endorse the principles pro California.....
claimed in those rosolutions, and which shonld cbaracterize Oregon ...................
the administration of the Government. (Applause.) West Virginia..............
7. Resolred, That the Government owes to all men enKansas ..................................
ployed in its armies, without regard to distinction of color,
the full protection of the laws of war, sapplause, and that Total..................
any violation of these laws, or of the usages of civilized nations in time of war, by the Rebels now in arms, should
be made the subject of prompt and full redress. [Prolonged) JOHNSON, and the final result reached was as applanse.)
follows: 8. Resolved, That foreign immigration, which in the past
Johnson. Dickinson. Hamlin bas added so much to the wealth, development of resources
Maine.......... and increase of power to this nation, the asylum of the op
New Hampshire..... pressed of all nations, should be fostered and encouraged
Vermont ........ by a liberal and just policy. [Applause.
Massachusetts ....... 9. Resolved, That we are in favor of a speedy construc
Rhode Island....... tion of the Ritilroad to the Pacific coast. [Applause.)
Connecticut.. 10. Resolved. That the National faith, pledged for the re
New York.... demption of the public debt, must be kept inviolate, and
New Jersey.. that for this purpose we recommend economy and rigid re
Pennsylvania. sponsibility in the public expenditures, and a rigorous and
Delaware. jast system of taxation; and that it is the duty of every
Maryland..... loyal State to sustain the credit and promote the use of the
Louisiana........... National currency. (Applause.]
Arkansas...... 11. Respired, That we approve the position taken by the
Missouri........ Government that the people of the United States can never
Tennessee.... regard with indifference the attempt of any European
Kentucky... Pover to overthrow by force or to supplant by fraud the
Ohio .......................... ** institutions of any Republican Government on the Western Continent-prolonged applause and that they will view
Illinois with extreme jealousy, as menacing to the peaco and inde
Michigan.... pendence of their own country, tie efforts of any such
Wisconsin........... power to obtain new footholds for Monarchial Governments,
Iowa..................... ....... sustained by foreign military force, in near proximity to the
Minnesota..... United States. (Long-continued applause.)
California.. RE-NOMINATION OF PRESIDENT LINCOLN.
West Virginia. The vote was taken by States, when all were Kansas... found to bave voted for Mr. LINCOLN, except
The PRESIDENT. Andrew Johnson, baving His delegation had been instructed to vote for
| received a majority of all the votes, is declared General Grant, but he was now in favor of de
duly nominated as the candidate of the National claring the nomination already made to be
| Union Party for Vice President of the United unanimous.
States. The motion was agreed to amidst a furore of
On motion of Mr. TREMAIN, of New York, the applause.
nomination of Andrew Johnson was declared The president then announced the result,
unanimous. stating tbat ABRAHAM Lincoln, of Illinois, was
After the transaction of some routine busi. the unanimous choice of the Union National
ness, the convention adjourned. party of the country for the next Presidency.
THE PRESIDENT'S RECEPTION OF THE NOMINATION. VOTE FOR VICE-PRESIDENT.
Thursday, June 9-The committee to ratify
the nominees called upon the President, when STATES ASD TERRITORIES.
the following proceedings took place :
Governor Dennison, president of the conven
tion and chairman of said committee, adMaine.................
dressed the President as follows: New Hampshire............
MR. PRESIDENT: The National Union Convention, which Verthont........ ...
closed its sittings at Baltimore yesterday, appointed a comMeesachusetts.........
mittee consisting of one from each State, with myself as ita Rhode Island........
chairman, to inform you of your unanimous nomination by Connecticut......
that convention for election to the office of President of the New York........
United States. That committee, I have the honor of now New Jersey..
informing you, is present. On its behalf, I have also the Pennsylvania...
honor of presenting you with a copy of the resolutions or Delaware...
platform which were adopted by that convention, as expres Maryland...
sive of its sense, and of the sense of the loyal people of the Latisana ........... **
conntry which it represents; of the principles and the Arkansas....... .....
policy that should characterize the administration of the Missouri.... ****
Government in the present conclition of the country. I need Tennessee........."
not say to you, sir, that the convention, in thus unanimously Kentucky..........
... 21 .... ...
nominating you for re-election, but gave utterance to the Obio..
almost universal voice of the loyal people of the country. Indiana....
To doubt of your triumphant election would be little short Illinois ........ ..
of abandoning the hope of the final suppression of the reMichigan.......
bellion, and the restoration of the authority of the Government over the insurgent States.
Neither the convention nor those represented by that Linnesota....... ..***
body entertained any doubt as to the final result. Under California.
your administration, sustained by that loyal people and by Oregon .........
our noble army and gallant navy, neither did the convenWest Virginia..
tion nor do this committee doubt the speedy suppression of Kansis....
this most wicked and unprovoked rebellion. [A copy of the
resolutions were here handed to the President.) Colorada... ... ************
I should add, Mr. President, it would be the pleasure of Nevada...
the committee to communicate to you, within a few days, through one of its most accomplished members, Mr. Curtis, of New York, by letter, more at length the circumstances.
under which you have been placed in nommation for the Several of the States changed their votes to Presidency.
THE PRESIDENT'S RESPONSE.
quent dishonor: or the patriotic duty of union and success
whether they approve the Proclamation of Emancipation, The President, taking the resolutions from the constitutional amendment, the employment of forcier
slaves as Union soldiers, or the solemn obligation of the
Government promptly to redress the wrongy of every sol folding the same, said:
dier of the Union, of whatever color or race; whether they MR. CHAIRMAN AND GENTLEMEN OF THE COMMITTEE : I will declare the inviolability of the pledged faith of the Dation, neither conceal my gratification nor restrain the expression or offer the national hospitality to the oppressed of every of my gratitude that the Union people through their con | land, or urge the union by railroad of the Atlantic and Pa vention, in the continued effort to save and advance the pacific oceans; whether they recommend public economy and tion, have deemed me not unworthy to remain in my vigorous taxation, or assert the fixed popular opposition to present position.
the establishment by armed force of foreign monarchies in I know po reason to doubt that I shall accept the nomi. the immediate neighborhood of the United States, or de pation tendered ; and yet, perhaps, I should not declare clare that those only are worthy of official trust who apdefinitely before reading and considering what is called the prove nnreservedly the views and policy indicated in the platform.
resolutions--they were equally hailed with the heartiues I will say now, however, I approve the declaration in of profound conviction. favor of so amending the Constitution as to prohibit slavery Believing with you, sir, that this is the penple's war fnr throughout the nation. When the people in revolt, with a the maintenance of a Government which you have justi hundred days of explicit notice that they could within those described as “ of the people, by the people, for the people," days resume their allegiance without the overthrow of their we are very sure that you will be glad to know, not only institutions, and that they could not resumo it afterwards, from the resolutions themselves, but from the singular elected to stand out, such amendment to the Cnstitution as barmony and enthusiasm with which they were adopted, is now proposed became a fitting and necessary conclusion how warm is the popular welcome of every measure in the to the final success of the Union cause. Such alone can prosecution of the war, which is as vigorous, unmistakable, meet and cover all cavils. Now, the unconditional Union and unfaltering as the national purpose itself. No right, men, North and South, preceive its importance, and em- for instance, is so precious and sacred to the American brace it. In the joint names of Liberty and Union, let us heart as that of personal liberty. Its violation is regarded labor to give it legal form and practical effect.
with just, instant, and universal jenlousy. Yet in this hour
of peril every faithful citizen concedes that, for the sake of Same day, a delegation of the National Union
national existence and the common welfare, individual lib. League called upon the President, to congratu- erty may, as the Constitution provides in the case of rebellate him upon his re-nomination, to whom he
lion, be sometimes summarily constrained, asking only with
painful anxiety that in every instance, and to the least de made this reply:
tail, that absolutely necessary power shall not be hastily or GENTLEMEN: I can only say in response to the kind re
unwisely exercised. marks of your chairman, as I suppose, that I am very grate
We believe, sir, that the honest will of the Union men ful for the renewed confidence which has been accorded to the country was never more truly represented than in this me both by the Convention and by the National League. I
Convention. Their purpose we believe to be the overthrou am not insensible at all to the personal compliment there
of armed rebels in the field, and the security of permanent is in this, and yet I do not allow myself to believe that any
peace and union by liberty and justice under the Constitubut a small portion of it is to be appropriated as a personal
tion. That these results are to be achieved amid cruel percompliment. That really the Convention and the Unionplexities, they are fully aware. That they are to be reached League assembled with a higher view that of taking care only by cordial unanimity of counsel, is undeniable. That of the interests of the country for the present and the good men may sometimes differ as to the means and the great future-and that the part I am entitled to appropriate time, they kpow. That in the conduct of all hum es a compliment is only that part which I may lay hold of the highest duty is to determine, in the angry conflict of as being the opinion of the Convention and of the League, passion, how much good may be practically accomplished, that I am not entirely unworthy to be entrusted with the
is their sincere persuasion. They have watched your onplace which I have occupied for the last three years. But I
cial course, therefore, with unflagging attention, and amid do not allow myself to suppose that either the Convention the bitter taunts of eager friends and the fierce denuncia or the League have concluded to decide that I am either the tion of enemies, now moving too fast for some, now too greatest or best man in America, but rather they have con slowly for others, they have seen you throughout this tre cluded that it is not best to swap horses whilo crossing the mendous contest patient, sagacious, faithful, just; leaning river, and have further concluded that I am not so poor a upon the heart of the great mass of the people, and satis horse that they might not make a botch of it in trying to fied to be moved by its mighty pulsations. swap. (Laughter and applause.)
It is for this reason that long before the Convention met,
the popular instinct had plainly indicated you as its canliTo a delegation from Ohio he said:
date; and the Convention, therefore, merely recorded the SPEECH OF PRESIDENT LINCOLN.
popular will. Your character and career prove your un GENTLEMEN: I am very much obliged to yon for this com
swerving fidelity to the cardinal principles of American pliment. I have just been saying, and as I have just said
Liberty and of the American Constitution. In the name of it, I will repeat it: The hardest of all speeches which I have
that Liberty and Constitution, sir, we earnestly request to answer is a serenade. I never know what to say on such
your acceptance of this nomination. Reverently cominendoccasions. I suppose that you have done me this kindness
ing our beloved country, and you, its Chief Magistrate, with in connection with the action of the Baltimore Convention,
all its brave sons who, on sea and land, are faithfully de which has recently taken place, and with which, of course,
fending the good old American cause of equal rights, to the I am very well satisfied. Laughter and applause. What
blossing of Almighty God, we want still more than Baltimore Conventions or Presi
We are, sir, very respectfully, your friends and fellom dential elections is success under General Grant. (Cries of
citizens, “ Good," and applause. I propose that you constantly bear
WILLIAM DENNISON, Ohio, Chairman. in mind that the support you owe to the brave officers and
JOSIAH H. DRUMMOND Maine. soldiers in the field is of the very first importance, and we
THOMAS E. SAWYER, New Hampshire. should therefore bend all our energies to that point. Now,
BRADLEY BARLOW, Vermont. without detaining you any longer, I propose that you help
A. H. BULLOCK, Massachusetts. me to close up what I am now saying with three rousing
A. M. CAMPBELL, Rhode Island, cheers for General Grant and the othicers and soldiers under
C. S. BUSINELL, Connecticut. his command.
G. W. CURTIS, New York.
W. A. NEWELL, New Jersey.
HENRY JOHNSON, Pennsylvania.
N. B. SMITHERS, Delaware.
W. L. W. SEABROOK, Maryland SIR: The National Union Convention, which assembled
JOHN F. HUME, Missouri. in Baltimore on June 7, 1864, has instructed us to inform
G. W. HAIGHT, Kentucky. you that you were nominated with enthusiastic unanimity
E. P. PYFFE, Ohio. for the Presidency of the United States for four years from
CYRUS M. ALLEN, Indiana the 4th of March next.
W. BUSIINELL, Illinois. The resolutions of the Convention, which we have already
L. P. ALEXANDER, Michigan. had the honor of placing in your hands, are a full and clear
A. W. RANDALL, Wisconsin. statement of the principles which inspired its action, and
PETER VALINDA, Iowa. which, as we believe, the great body of Union men in the
THOMAS SIMPSON, Minnesota country heartily approve. Whether those resolutions ex
JOUN BIDWELL, California. press the national gratitude to our soldiers and sailors; or
THOMAS H. PEARNE, Oregon. the national scorn of compromise with Rebels, and conse
LEROY KRAMER, West Virginia
itisfied place the Bale me thi
A. C. WILDER, Kansas.
establish an independent organization based upon slavery, M. M. BRYAN, Tennessee.
which they could at all times control. T. WINTER, Nevada.
The separation of the Government has for years been tho A. A. ATOCHA, Louisiana.
cherished purpose of the southern leaders. Balled, in 1832, A. 8. PADDOCK, Nebraska,
by the stern, patriotic heroism of Andrew Jackson, they VALENTINE DELL, Arkansas.
sullenly acquiesced, only to mature their diabolical schemes, JOHN A. NYE, Colorado.
and await the recurrence of a more favorable opportunity A. B. SLOANAKER, Utah.
to execute them. Then the pretext was the tariff, and
Jackson, after foiling their schemes of nullification and disEXECUTIVE MANSION, WASHINGTON, June 27, 1864. union, with prophetic perspicacity, warned the country Hon. WILLIAM DENNISON and others, a Committee of the Na against the renewal of their efforts to dismember the Govtinal Trion Corention :
ernment. GENTLEMEN: Your letter of the 14th instant formally no In a letter dated May 1, 1833, to the Rev. A. J. Crawford, tifying me that I nave been nominated by the convention after demonstrating the heartless insincerity of the southyou represent for the Presidency of the United States for lern nullifiers, he said: four years from the 4th of March next, has been received. “Therefore the tariff was only a pretext, and distnion The nomination is gratefully accepted, as the resolutions of and a southern confederacy the real object. The next prém the convention, called the platform, are heartily approved. text will be the negro, or slavery question."
While the resolution in regard to the supplanting of re- Time has fully verified this prediction, and we have now publican government upon the western continent is fully not only “the negro, or slavery question," as the pretext, concurred in, there might be misunderstanding were I not but the real cause of the rebellion, and both must go down to say that the position of the Government in relation to together. It is vain to attempt to reconstruct the Union the action of France in Mexico as assumed through the with the distracting element of slavery in it. Experience State department and indorsed by the Convention, among has demonstrated its incompatibility with free and republic the measures and acts of the Executive, will be faithfully can governments, and it would be unwise and unjust longer maintained so long as the state of facts shall leave that posi- to continue it as one of the institutions of the country. tion pertinent and applicable.
While it remained subordinate to the Constitution and lawg I am especially gratified that the soldier and the seaman of tho United States I yielded to it my support, but when Fere not forgotten by the Convention, as they forever must it became rebellious and attempted to rise above the Gov. and will be remembered by the grateful country for whose ernment, and control its action, I threw my humble influmalvation they devote their lives.
ence against it. Thanking you for the kind and complimentary terms in The authority of the Government is supreme, and will which you have communicated the nomination and other admit of no rivalry. No institution can rise above it, whether proceedings of the convention, I subscribe myself,
it be slavery or any other organized power. In our happy Your obedient servant,
form of government all must be subordinate to the will of ABRAHAM LINCOLN, the people, when reflected through the Constitution and
laws made pursuant thereto-State or Federal. This great
principle lies at the foundation of every government, and HOX. ANDREW JOHNSON'S LETTER OF ACCEPTANCE.
cannot be disregarded without the destruction of the goyNASHVILLE, TEXX., July 2, 1864.
ernment itself. In the support and practice of correct I n, Wx. DENNISON, Chairman, and others, Committee of l principles we can never reach wrong results, and by rigor the National Union Convention :
ously adhering to this great fundamental truth the end will GENTLEMEN: Your communication of the 9th ult., inform- |
be the preservation of the Union and the overthrow of an ing me of my nomination for the Vice Presidency of the
institution which has made war upon and attempted the United States, by the National Union Convention, held at
destruction of the government itself. Balumore, and enclosing a copy of the resolutions adopted
The mode by which this great change the emancipation by that body, was not received until the 25th ult.
of the slaves can be effected, is properly found in the power A reply op my part had been previously made to the ac- l to amend the Constitution of the United States. This plan tion of the Convention in presenting my name, in a speech is effectual, and of no doubtful authority; and while it does debvered in this city, on the eveniog succeeding the day of not contravene the timely exercise of the war power by the adjourpment of the Convention, in which I indicated the President in his emancipation proclamation, it comes my acceptance of the distinguished honor conferred by that stamped with the authority of the people themselves, acting body, and defined the grounds upon which that acceptance in accordance with the written rule of the supreme law of was based, substantially saying what I now have to say the land, and must, therefore, give more general satisfaction From the comments made upon that speech by the various and quietude to the distracted public mind. presses of the country to which my attention has been di- By recurring to the principles contained in the resolurected, I considered it to be regarded as a full acceptance. tions so unanimously adopted by the Convention, I find that
In view, however, of the desire expressed in your com- they substantially accord with my public acts and opiniong munication. I will more fully allude to a few points that heretofore made known and expressed, and are, therefore, have been beretofore presented. My opinions on the lead. most cordially indorsed and approved; and the domination, ing questions at present agitating and distracting the public having been conferred without any solicitation on my part, mind, and especially in reference to the rebellion now being it is with the greater pleasure accepted. waged against the Government and authority of the United In accepting the nomination I might here close, but I States, I presume, are generally understood. Before the cannot forego the opportunity of saying to my old friends southern people assumed a belligerent attitude, (and fre- of the Democratic party proper, with whom I have so long quently since.) I took occasion most frankly to declare the and pleasantly been associated, that tho hour has now come Views I then entertained in relation to the wicked purposes when that great party can justly vindicate its devotion to of the southern politicians. They have since undergone true democratic policy and measures of expediency. Tho but little. If any change. Time and subsequent events have war is a war of grent principles. It involves the supremacy rather confirmed than diminished my confidence in their and life of the Government itself. If the rebellion triumphs cor-ectness.
free government North and South fails. If, on the other At the beginning of this great struggle I entertained the hand, the Government is successful, as I do not doubt, its Rame opinion of it I do naw, and in my place in the Senate destiny is fixed, its basis permanent and enduring, and its I denounced it as treason, worthy the punishinent of death, career of honor and glory just begun. In a great contest and warned the Government and people of the impending like this for the existence of free government the path of dangt. But my voice was not heard or counsel heeded duty is patriotism and principle. Minor considerations and until it was too late to avert the storm. It still continued questions of administrative policy should give way to the to gather over us without molestation from the authorities higher duty of first preserving the Government, and then at Washington, until at length it broke with all its fury there will be time enough to wrangle over the men and upon the country. And now, if we would save the governmeasures pertaining to its administration. ment from being overwhelmed by it, we must meet it in the This is not the hour for strife and division among ourtrue spirit of patriotism, and bring traitors to the punish-selves. Such differences of opinion only encourage tho meut dne their crime, and by force of arms crush out and enemy, prolong the war, and waste the country. Unity of FDblue the last vestige of rebel authority in every State. action and concentration of power should be our watch word I feit then as now that the destruction of the government and rallying cry. This accomplished, the time will rapidly was deliberately determined upon by wicked and designing approach when their armies in the field-the great power conspimtons, whose lives and fortunes were pledged to carry of the rebellion-will be broken and crushed by our gallant it out, and that no compromise, short of an unconditional officers and brave soldiers, and ero long they will return to recognition of the independence of the sonthern States, I their homes and firesides to resume again the avocatious of could have been or could now be proposed which they peace, with the proud consciousness that they have aided would accept. The clamor for * southern rights," as the in the noble work of re-establishing upon a surer and more rebel journals were pleased to designate their rallying cry, permanent basis the great temple of American freedom.
a Dot to secure their assumed rights in the Union and I am, gentlemen, with sentiments of high regard, youra nder the Constitution, but to disrupt the government and truly,
The National Union League-The
WILLIAM J. DEMAREST, BALTIMORE, June 8, 1864.
Committee The following are the resolutions passed by NEW YORK, May 6, 1864.
The undersigned join in the foregoing call: the Grand National Council of the Union
Geo. B. Cheever, N. Y. Pantaleon Candidns, X, Y. League of America, assembled at the New As llenry T. Cheever, Mass. R. F. libbard, N. Y. sembly Rooms in this city. The injunction of
J. W. Alden, N. J.
Edmund Tuttle, Conn.
Peter G. Tuttle, Conn. secrecy has been removed :
William GoodeU, N. Y. F. N. Bixby, Conn. 1. Resolved, That we will support the Administration in the
S. S. Jocelyn, N. Y.
James R. Surtdir, Conn. vigorous prosecution of the war to the complete and final
E. Cady Stanton, N. Y. James Tuttle, Conn. suppression of the rebellion, and to this we pledge all our
Wm. F. Knowles, N. Y. E. B. IIall, Conn. energies and efforts.
W. II. Woodruff, N.J. Edward II. Tuttle, Conn. 2. Resolved, That slavery, being the cause of the rebellion
C. Fromont, N. Y.
8. B. Ilall, Conn. and the bond of union among traitors, ought to be abolished
Ira II. Cobb, N. Y.
Georgo II. Sears, N. Y. without delay, and it is the sense of this organization that
Doct. II. Joslyn, N. Y. Nathaniel R. Ilarris, N. Y. slavery, in all its forms, should be prohibited by an amend.
II. L. Greou, N. Y.
C. E. IIawloy, Conn. to the Federal Constitution.
T. 0. Wiernier, N. Y. C. B. Smith, N. Y. 3. Resolved, That we hereby approve of the principles in
J. Henry Waruer, N. Y. J. G. Livingston, N. Y. volved in the policy known as the Monroe doctrine.
T. 0. Warner, jr., N. Y. Edwin Ferris, N. Y. 4. Resolved, That the confiscation acts of Congress should
E. M. Milson, Mich. Joel Greeley, N. Y. be promptly and vigorously enforced, and that homesteads
Chas. A. Lane, N. Y. Wm. Gilbert, N. Y. on the lands confiscated under it should be granted to our
David C. Harrington, N. Y. IIenry B. Harrington, N. I. soldiers and others who have been made indigent by the
A. S. Betts, N. Y.
Stephen Betts, N. Y. acts of traitors and rebels.
David Downs, N. Y. Wm. II. H. Downs, N. Y,
W. II. Hathaway, N. Y. 5. Resolved, That every person who bears arms in defence
C. S. Middlelirook, Conn. of the national flag, is entitled, without distinction of color
T. C. Ilarrison, N. J. A. B. Pratt, Mich.
J. R. Joluuson, Va. or nationality, to the protection of the government le de
Wm. Cunming, Mich. fends, to the full extent of that government's power.
James W. Vail, Wis. Ira Chase, Mich.
Elisha Galpin, Mich. C. C. Foote, Mich. 6. Resolved, That we hereby tender our thanks to the
B. A. Fay, Mich.
Elisha Ilill, Mich. soldiers of the army and the sailors of the navy.
A. J. Fay, Mich.
Robert Garner, Mich.
Thoinas C. Post, N. Y.
TO THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES. May 31-A convention of about three hun
After having labored ineffectually to defer as far as Tas dred and fifty persons, as reported, met in in our power the critical moment when the attention of the Cleveland, pursuant to sundry calls:
people must inevitably be fixed upon the selection of a cat
didate for the Chief Magistracy of the country, after har A CALL TO THE RADICAL MEN OF THE NATION ing interrogated our conscience and consulted our doty Whereas a Convention has been called by certain parties
citizens, obeying at once the sentiment of a mature convio favorable to changing the present Administration, and for
tion and a profonnd affection for the common country, we the purpose of “counseling concerning the approaching
feel ourselves in pelled, on our own responsibility, to declare Presidential election," to meet in the city of Cleveland, Ohio,
to the people that the time has come for all independent on Tuesday, the 31st of the present month; and whereas wo
men, jealous of their liberties and of tho national great are glad to learn that such a convention is to itssemble, and
ness, to confer together and unite to resist tho swelling in having confidence that the objects of those issuing the call
vasion of an open, shameless, and unrestrained patronage are in unison with those of the radical men of the country;
which threatens to engulf under its destructivo wave the Therefore, the undersigned, having been appointed by the
rights of tho people, the liberty and diguity of the nation « Central Fremont Club" of the city of New York, for that
Deeply impressed with the conviction that, in a time of purpose, do hereby invito their radical follow-citizens in
revolution, when the public attention is turned exclusively every State, county, and town throughout the country to
to the success of armies, and is consequently less vigilant meet them in the above-named Convention, on the said on
of the public liberties, the patronayo derived from the Tuesday, the 31st of this month, in order, then and there, organization of an army of a million of men, and an to recommend tho nomination of John C. Fremont for the
sumiuistration of affairs which seeks to control the remotest Presidency of tho Uuited States, and to assist iu organizing
parts of tho country in favor of its supremo chief, constitnte for his clection,
a danger seriously threatening to the stability of republican The inibecile and vacillating policy of the present Admin institutions, we declare that the principle of one tern, istration in the conduct of tho war, being just wenk enough
which has now acquired nearly the force of law by the con to waste its men and means to provoke the enemy, but not
secration of time, ought to be inflexibly adhered to in the strong enough to conquer the rebellion-and its treachery
approaching clection. to justice, freedom, and genuino democratic principles in
Wo further declare that we do not recognize in the Baltiits plan of reconstruction, whereby the honor and dignity
more Convention the essential conditions of a truly National of the nation have been sacrificed to conciliate the still ox
Convention. Its proximity to the centre of all the interested isting and arrogant slave power, and to further the ends of
influences of adninistration, its distance from the centre of an unscrupulous partisan anbition-call in thunder tones the country, its mode of convocation, the corrupting prac upon the lovers of justice and their country to come to the
tices to which it las been and inevitably will be subjected rescue of the imperiled nationality and the cause of impar
do not permit the people to assemble there with any expects tial and universal freedom, threatened with betrayal and
tion of being able to deliberate at full liberty. Convinced overthrow.
as wo are, that in presence of the critical circumstances in The way to victory and salvation is plain. Justice must
which the nation is placed, it is only in the energy and good be throned in the seats of national legislation, and guide
sense of the people that the general safety can be found, the execntive will. The things demanded, and wluch we
satisfied that the only way to consnlt it is to indicate 2 ask you to join us to render sure, are, the immediate extinc
central position to which overy one may go without too tion of slavery throughout the whole United States by Con
much expenditure of means and time, and where the gressional action, the absolute equality of all men before the
assembled people, far from all administrative influence, MAY law, without regard to race or color, and such a plan of re
consult freely and deliberate peaceably with the presence construction as shall con form entirely to the policy of free
of the greatest possible number of men whose known dom for all, placing tho political power alone in the hands
principles guarantee their sincere and enlightened devotion of the loyal, and executing with vigor the luw for confiscat
to the rights of the people and to the preservation of the ing the property of the rebels.
true basis of republican government-We earnestly invite Come, then, in formidable numbers, and let us take coun
our fellow-citizens to unite at Cleveland, Ohio, on Tuesday, gel together, in this crisis of the nation's calamity, and, with
the 31st of May next, for consultation and concert of activa one united effort, endeavor to redeem the country from sla- in respect to the approaching Presidential election. very and war, that it may be consecrated to FREEDOM and B. Gratz Brown, Mo. Frederick Kapp. N. Y. PEACE FOREVER MORE. Men of God! Men of humanity! Stephen S. Foster, Mass. Charles E. Mon, Mom Lovers of justice! Patriots and freemen! One and all, A. Van Antwerp, N. Y. E. G. Parker, Me. rally!!
Bird B. Chapman, Ohio Ernest Pruessing. II. Most respectfully, your fellow-citizens.
Ezra C. Andrews, Me. Wm. D. Robinsin, Ve.
Henry A. Clover, Miss. John S. Savery, N. Y.
Peter Engleman, Wis.