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111JEVItinDOM 22.
Wednesday, October 24, 1860
NOTES, with a waiver of the $3OO Law.
JUDGMENT NOTES, with a waiver of the $3OO Law.
MARRIAGE CERTIFICATES, for Justices of the Peace
and Ministers of the Gospel.
lAssault and Battery, and Affray.
SCIERE FACIAS, to recover amount of Judgment.
COLLECTORS' RECEIPTS, for State, County, School,
• orough and Township Taxes.
Printed on superior paper, and for sale at the Office of
BLANKS : of every description, printed to order, neatly,
at short notice, and on good Paper.
ERSGEI V. JO-iiiSol,
Presidential Electors.
The following is the Electoral Ticket as
formed by the State Convention at Reading,
and pledged by that Convention to the sup
port of Douglas and Johnson, the regular
nominees of the Democratic National Con
vention :
Let the People 'Know ! I
That there remained in the National Con
vention at Baltimore, after every disorgani
zing. Rebel had seceded, 436 regularly ap
pointed delegates, entitled, under the rule, to
cast 218 votes-16 MORE than TWO
THIRDS of a Full Convention. Let them
know that, on the second ballot, STEPHEN A.
DOUGLAS, received 181,1 votes of the 218, over
FORTY more than TWO-THIRDS of the
whole vote present. And then, to clinch all,
let them know, that the resolution declaring
STEPHEN A. DOUGLAS to be the unanimous
choice of the Convention, passed without a
single dissenting voice ; so that Stephen A.
Douglas actually received 218 votes—SIX
TEEN votes more than two-thirds of a full
Let the People know, too, that the Seceders,
Convention which nominated Breckinridge
and Lane had no authority from any constit
uency to sit at Baltimore outside of the regu
lar Convention—that it did not contain more
than eighty or ninety delegates who had even
a shadow of authority from the people to act
—that it cast in all but 105 votes—not one
of them properly authorized, or binding on
any body—let them know this, and Pet them
decide which was the Regular and which
was the Disorganizers' Convention, and
which of the nominees, Douglas or Breckin
ridge, is entitled to the undivided support of
the National Democracy.
urrrEs.--The members of the Democratic
County Committee are requested to meet at
the Franklin House, in the borough of Hun
tingdon, on Saturday the 27th inst., at one
o'clock, P. M. It is hoped that there will be
a full attendance.
By order of
GEO. JACKSON, Chairman.
The Democratic Presidential Electoral
Tickets are now printed and ready Tor dis
tribution. The following districts will be
supplied from this office :
Barree. Franklin, Juniata, Jackson, Morris, Oneida,
Penn, Porter, Petersburg, Birmingham, Hopewell, Hun
tingdon, Walker, West and Warriorsmark.
The following districts will be supplied
from the Union office :
Brady, Cass, Clay, Cromwell, Dublin, Shirley, Spring
field, Tell, Tod, Carbon, Mt. Union and Union.
The Democrats in the Districts should
make arrangements to procure tickets at
least three or four days before the election.
gar Wm. E. Lehman, a Douglas Demo
crat, received a majority of votes in the First
District, Philadelphia, for Congress, but the
returns while in the possession of the return
judge, were altered so as to elect his oppo
nent, a Mr. Butler. A certificate of election
was given Mr. 8., but the fraud is too bare
faced for even the Opposition papers to de
fend. Mr. Lehman will certainly get his
te - The official vote of the State for Gov
ernor has not yet been published. But Cur
tin's majority will not reach 35,000,-33,000
will be near the figures. Large enough for
a good 'sized victory.
The Election.
The October election, with all its scenes of
anxiety and excitement, has come and gone
and we remain the same law-loving people
that we were before. In this commonwealth
half a million of people have spoken by their
votes and the once almost invincible Demo
cratic party, firmly entrenched, has been de
feated. The government of the old Keystone,
seldom wholly out of the hands of the Democ
racy, will soon by consent of a majority of the
people be transferred into the charge of the
opposition. Already the Land, Treasury and
Auditing Departments are filled by the oppo
nents of the Democracy and in a few months
the Executive, State and Legislative branches
of government will pass to the hands of the
Republicans. Sixty-one majority on joint
ballot in the General Assembly insures the
election of a Republican United States Sena
tor and is sufficient almost to stifle the voice
of the Democracy in our Legislative halls and
yet, we have need to be thankful that even a
small number remains to tell the tale of our
woes and.stand as sentinels on the battlements
of our political capitol.
We have been defeated. As if a storm had
passed over our Commonwealth - leaving de
struction in its course we have been stricken
down. Even our enemies partake of our sur
prise,for-the most sanguine did not anticipate
the occurrence of such a revolution. Strong
and hitherto impregnable Democratic coun
ties have either yielded to our enemies or
had their large majorities reduced to meagre
numbers. Republican counties have swollen
their usual majorities to almost fabulous fig
ures. The choice flowers of the Democracy
in the State, in Congressional, Senatorial and
.Representative districts, against the moral
standing or ability of which the pestiferous
tongue of slander could not be successfully em
ployed, have been mown down by the keen
edged sword wielded by the willing hands of
the advancing cohorts of Republicanism.—
Thrice in succession has old Democratic Penn
sylvania repudiated her former faith and
thrice refused to follow her former leaders.—
Whence comes this change ? What has
caused the good old Democratic ship to float
from her former moorings ? There is a moral
in these results which if obtuse intellects
have not perceived before, they can readily
comprehend sow. From the day James Bu
chanan communicated the Lecompton Consti
tution to Congress we have been losing ground
in every free State in the Union. His seeds
of iniquity in attempting to force that instru
ment upon an unwilling people; in attempt
ing to stifle public sentiment there and else
where ; in prostituting the power and money
of the Government for the advancement of
his own selfish ambition and the gratification
of revengeful feeling, have germinated and
ripened to his own condemnation and to the
temporary overthrow of the party which he
has well nigh ruined.
Nowhere in our discomfit can we turn with
better satisfaction than to the returns of the
election for our county and district tickets.—
That our nominees were men of integrity and
ability was freely admitted by the opposition.
That they were men of good standing is abun
dantly testified by the large vote they re
ceived—nearly every one of whom ran large
ly ahead of the State ticket. But their per
sonal popularity, sufficient for success on or
dinary occasions, was not sufficient to stem
the swelling tide of popular indignation against
the officers and measures of-a corrupt Nation
al Administration. For the excited people,
enraged by the violation of plighted faith and
unprecedented official corruption, had resolved
to testify their disapproval of such conduct
and without just discrimination have visited
their indignation upon the whole Democratic
party. -
Much as the administration of Franklin
Pierce was condemned by the press of the
opposition party, it received in all its meas
ures the united support of the Democracy and
in no manner did it impair the strength of
the party which gave it existence. For the
same party, yet in the majority, elevated
James Buchanan to the Presidency. We sup
ported him with all our energy and ability
and rejoiced in the election of Pennsylvania's
Favorite Son to the Chief Magistracy of our
Union. His measures, as far as they accord
ed with our sense of right,received our hearty
approval and willing support, and when he
fell into error we could not and did not stul
tify ourself by suppressing inward prompt
ings of duty and bow as an humble and sub
missive worshipper at the shrine of power.—
We have always supported true Democratic
principles and intend to do so, but 'gave never
been made to believe that the President is
the infallible head of the party and the -dic
tator thereto. We have never recognized in
free America the truth of the maxim that
" The King can do no wrong."
Our glorious Democratic banner has been
trailing in the dust ; it is soiled by the smoke
and havoc of three successive defeats ; victo
ry, once the surd prize of the Democracy in
State contests, has been passing from us ;
mutiny and desertion have usurped the places
of loyalty. We are no croaker; these are
plain naked truths, and 'the sooner they are
brought home to our consciousness the better
for us. If the true Democrats of Pennsylva
nia and of the Union—men who are not wed
ded to place or power—wish to see our or
ganization preserved in its original purity
and its principles carried into effect, they
must arise in their might and drive from its
high places the hungry Jackals who have
been feeding upon its vitals.
James 3uchanan went to the White House
backed by a Democratic majority in Penn-
sylvania. ; with a Democratic majority in
the Congressional delegation; and with a
Democratic majority on joint ballot in our
Legislature. He will return to Wheatland
and find a Republican Governor sustained by
32,000 majority ; he will be able to muster
only five Democratic members of Congress
and but little more than a corporal's guard
in the General Assembly. This much for
his distinguished services.
DEMOCRATIC DEFEAT. -7-It must be clear to the
mind of every Democrat that the Administra
tion at Washington is responsible for the de
feat of Henry D. Foster. Its bitter opposi
tion to Douglas and his friends, and its attempts
to place Foster in a false position, brought
about the result every sincere Democrat ex
erted himself to avoid. The Welsh State
Committee retraced its steps too late to save
Foster—but not too late to get back into the
organization before the Presidential election.
Still we fear the repenting of that committee
comes too late to wipe out the mischief it has
done—the defeat also of our electoral ticket
must lie at its door.
We will not say that more Breckinridge
than Douglas men deserted Foster at the late
election, for we believe that thousands of the
friends of both were driven entirely out of
the ranks of our party by the dissensions in
our own ranks, and they could not be classed
on the day of election either as friends of
Breckinridge or Douglas. But we do say that
bad the Welsh State Committee remained
within the Democratic organization and ad
vocated the - election of all regular nominees,
both State and National, the result in this
State would have been different from what
it is.
There are voters in this county, who three
months ago were, some for Breckinridge and
some for Douglas, but who at the late election
voted for Curtin because they had previously
determined to vote for Lincoln. They felt at
liberty to go where they pleased on the Pres
idential question, for it will be remembered
that Mr. 'Buchanan declared in a public speech
at Washington after the adjournment of the
regular and bogus Conventions at Baltimore,
that the Democratic party was without a reg
ular nominee for President and that Demo
crats were at liberty to vote for either of the
candidates for that high office, Too many
Democrats believed Mr. Buchanan, and satis
fying themselves that the Democratic party
could not unite upon one man, they declared
for Lincoln, and after. taking that step it was
not very difficult for them to swallow Curtin,
(and Wharton into the bargain.)
Our County Ticket.
Against three of the candidates upon our
county ticket, viz : John Scott,• S. SiNapion
Africa and David Caldwell particular • oppo
sition was manifested by the Republican lead
ers. It is a proud satisfaction o know that
these gentlemen are the highest on our ticket.
In the borough of Huntingdon' where they
all at present reside, Curtin's majority was
18 ; Scott's 43 ; Africa's 129 ; Caldwell's 98.
In Mr. Scott's case it must be remembered
that Col. Wharton, his opponent, also resides
here and was himself active on the election
ground. lied all the Democrats; who pro
fessed friendship for Mr. Scott cast their
votes for him, his majority would have equal
led Caldwell's or Africa's. In Porter, Mr.
Scott's native township, Curtin's majority is
127, where Col. Wharton has but 50. Afri
ca and Caldwell received a larger vote than
Foster in almost all the districts in the coun
ty. Africa received in the county this year
2376 votes and last year 2129, an increase of
247. The people of the county could not
have placed much faith in the truthfulness of
the statements of the " Certificate men,"
" That David Caldwell did not want the Ab
olitionists, Black Republicans and Know
Nothings to vote for him," as he received
over three hundred and fifty Opposition votes.
We append a, list of the majorities given
against our nominees in this county :
Foster, 956 McAllister, 921
Scott, 458 Africa, 391
Long, 665 Caldwell, 183
Herd, 499 Jackson, 832
Eby, 707 Ash, 1189
Harvey,_ 837
ing is the official vote for Senator in this
Senatorial District. It is our candid opinion
that before six months roll round, the Oppo
sition will regret having elected Samuel S.
Wharton :
John Scott. S. S Wharton.
Somerset, 1373 2968
Bedford, 2547 2464
Huntingdon, 2322 2781
for Congress in this—District foots up as fol
Blair. McAllister.
Blair, 2900 2285
Cambria, 2263 2452
Huntingdon, 3042 2120
Somerset, 2980 1.362
"TAntrr."—Upon a promontory at a south•
ern point of Spain, running out into the Straits
of Gibralter, stands a fortress called now, as
in the times of the Moorish dominion, Tarifa.
It was the custom of the Moors to watch mer
chant ships going into or coming out of the
midland sea, and issue from their stronghold
to levy duty, according to a fixed scale, on all
merchandise. This duty was called, from
the place where it was levied, Tarifa ; hence
our word " Tariff."
11185 8219
Indiana and Ohio.
Indiana has gone for the Republicans by
about six thousand instead• of twenty thous
and as reported by the Republicans a week
ago. The Democratic candidate for Gover
nor was an out•and-out Douglas man, which
of course was enough for the Breckinridge
leaders in that State to know to rally their
influence against him, which the Indianapo
lis Sentinel, (Republican) says they did to
the tune of from ten to fifteen thousand votes.
Fitch and Bright, Breckinridge Democratic
U. S. Senators from that State did all in their
power to aid the Republicans.
The Douglas Democracy of Ohio elect
eight members of Congress ; Breckinridge,
none. The Republicans carry the State by
about 8,000. Fourteen thousand negroes
voted in that State, all of course voted with
the Republicans,—throwing out their vote
would give the Democracy a majority of
6,000 in the State.
gar Since the backing down of the Welsh
Committee, the papers in Philadelphia, and
- others in and out of the State, owned by Gov
ernment office-holders, are more desperate
than ever in their opposition to Douglas.—
They are now trying to make the people be
lieve that Douglas advised the " Lecompton
Swindle," and that he wanted Yancey to al
low his name to be used as the Douglas can
didate for the Vice Presidency. A few more
months and the occupation of these bought
up editors will be gone. Money can buy such
men to say or do anything, and we would
not be surprised to find. them in the Repub
lican ranks before the 4th of March, claiming
a share of the spoils for their services in
bringing about the defeat of the Democratic
party and its candidates.
READ.—We give in to-day's Globe the
proceedings of the straight Douglas State
Committee, and the proceedings of the Welsh
State Committee, to which we invite the at
tention of every Democratic voter. It will
be seen that the straight Douglas ticket is
withdrawn, and the friends of Douglas re
commended to vote the Reading Electoral
Ticket, pledged to the support of Douglas
and Johnson, by the Convention that formed
NEGRO " WIDE -AwAyiEs."—The Republi
cans of Chelsea, Massachusetts, had a pro
cession on Wednesday night last, and among
the clubs in line were the " Attuke Wide-
Awakes," composed entirely of negroes—
Hon. John A. Andrew, the Republican can
didate for Governor, honored. them by taking
his place in the line, just in their rear, the
Mayor of the city, and other " white folks"
following. These facts are given by the
Boston Atlas, Republican.
CLOSE VOTING.—In Fulton county the Re
publican candidate for Commissioner had 880
votes and the Democratic candidate had 879
votes. In Schuylkill county the Democratic
candidate for Clerk of the Courts had 7133
votes and the opposition candidate 7132 votes.
In Bedford county John J. Cessna Democrat
is elected Sheriff by a majority of 8 votes.
IDS''Rennet's Herald, the most prominent
Administration paper in New York during
the past three years now advocates - the elec
tion of Lincoln. Who has "Tylerized" the
Democratic party ?
John Forsyth, of Alabama.
The gallant Forsyth, of Alabama, holds
the following language in his paper, the Mo
bile Register, of the 12th of October
"The egg which, from the complexion of
the first election returns now coming in from
Indiana, Pennsylvania, and Ohio, is about to
be hatched in the election of Lincoln, was
laid at Montgomery in January, 1860. We
saw it done. We heard the cackle of the po
litical hens who dropped it, and we raised
our warning voice against the deed and
prophesied the fearful consequences to the
country. We implored the men who sent
the fire and faggot of disruption to the Charles
ton Convention to pause, to hold their hands,
for God's sake, and the country's sake.
"Our voice was drowned in the mad cry of
"protection," "protection." Zealots ruled
the hour, and 'conservative men quailed be
fore the revolutionary storm, and "the deed
was done." Alex. White, of Dallas, the wri
ter of these lines, and some dozen others,
whose names will yet become historical, alone
stood firm in the last resort, and opposed the
infatuation of the hour. And now we stand
within a brief month of the grand finale.—
Merchants, planters, capitalists, mechanics,
working men, fathers, husbands, brothers—
nay, wives, mothers, sisters, and daughters—
look it in the face and tell, as your pulses
quicken, and your cheeks blanch, for what
good end will this mighty change from safe
ty to peril, from peace to war, have been in
voked ? There is but one answer, and it will
be "We have broken up the most magnifi
cent empire the sun ever shone upon, rather
than allow American citizens, in American
Territories, the privilege of self-government."
"That's all. That's the whole dispute.—
If there is anything else, as God is our judge,
we cannot find it. For this, the Democratic
party was severed. For this, Douglas, the
only man who could beat the enemy of the
South, was hunted down like a wild beast.—
For this, we are brought face to face with
the hour when a great empire may fall„in the
throes and agonies of dissolution. And for
this, if the Government falls, the people of
the South and their future governmental des
tinies are to be submitted to the wisdom of
such political architects as Rhett, Yancey,
John T. Morgan, and Robert G. Scott.
"Such appears to be the catastrophe impen
ding over the South, and all starting from
the Montgomery Convention of 1860. Can it
be averted ? It may be, though we fear it is
too late. The only way is to retrace the fa
tal steps which led to the disruption at
Charleston—withdraw the firebrand of Con
gressional intervention, close up the Democrat
ic ranks, and unite upon the candidates of
the National Democratic Convention. The
people have it in their power to do this. The
disruption politicians do not desire it to be
done. The tree they planted is bearing the
disunion fruit they prayed for.”
Meeting of the Democratic State Execu
tive Committee.
READING, erti oera Oct
Statel2, 1860
A meeting of the D
Committee was held to-day, at the Dem
ocratic Club Room, in this city. The meet
ing was called to order by the chairman, Mr.
Wm. H. Welsh, at 11 o'clock.
Upon the calling of the roll, the following
members answered to their names :
Stephen D. Anderson, J. Henry Askin,
Vincent L. Bradford, Hugh Barr, James P.
Barr, W. H. Blair, Reuben F. Brown, 11. B.
Burnham, Charles W. Carrigan, James C.
Clark, John W. Clark, Jno. Cummings, Al
fred Day, Henry L. Deiffenbach, C. M. Don
ovan, Henry Dunlap, Peter Ent, J. Lawrence
Getz, A. Heistand Glatz, Joseph Gleim, H.
Hutchison, Robert L. Johnston, Isaac Leech,
F. A. Guernsey, John Hamilton, Jr., J. IL
Hobart, Charles H. Hunter, F. M. P. Magee,
Robert McCay, Thomas C. McDowell, 0. H.
Meyers, Howard L. Miller, William H. Mil
ler, Robert E. Moneghan, IL 11. Muhlenberg,
Joseph W. Parker, R. Bruce Petriken, Ber
nard Reiley, Stokes L. Roberts, Nelson Wei
ser, and Willem H. Welsh, President.
Upon the Chairman announcing that the
Committee was ready to proceed to business,
Capt. Alfred Day offered the following reso
lution :
Resolved, That this Committee do hereby
rescind its action at Philadelphia on the 2d
of July, and at Cresson on the 9th of August
last, and that we recommend to the Demo
cratic party of Pennsylvania to stand by the
Electoral ticket made by the Democratic
State Convention at Reading on the Ist of
March, 1860.
To which Mr. Isaac Leech offered the fol
lowing amendment
WHEREAS, It is the duty of all Union-lov
ing and conservative citizens to unite in such
manner as will best prevent the election of
the sectional candidates, Lincoln and Hamlin;
and. as it is believed that there are a majority
of voters in the State of Pennsylvania who
are opposed to the hostile and aggressive doc
trines of the Republican party ; therefore,
be it
'Resolved, That the electoral ticket formed
at Reading, on the first day of March last, be
submitted to the voters of Pennsylvania for
the votes of all conservative citizens opposed
to the election of Lincoln, provided that
each elector will pledge himself in writing,
within ten days from this date, that in the
event of his election as an elector, he will
cast bis vote for President and Vice Pres
ident in such a manner as the Reading Con
vention, reassembled for such purpose on the
20th day of November, may direct, whether
it be for Douglas and Johnson, l3reckinridge
and Lane, or Bell and Everett.
Resolved, That believing that there is a de
cided majority of the voters of this State hos
tile to sectionalism, and the election of the
sectional candidates Lincoln and Hamlin, we
call upon them to forego past differences, and
to unite as the conservative Union and Con
stitutional party in support of the ticket here
Resolved, That the place of any one decli
ning to give the required pledge may be fil
led with one who will give such pledge to the
State Central Committee, who shall assemble
at this place on October 23d, at 10 o'clock A.
Mr. Carrigan offered the following amend
ment to the amendment :
Resolved, That a committee of five from this
committee be appointed to meet the commit
tee of the same number, lately appointed from
and by the State Committee of the Constitu
tional Union party, of this State, to confer on
the subject of a joint electoral ticket, the de
termination of said committee of five to be re
ported to the Democratic State Committee for
their acceptance or rejection. The State Com
mittee to assemble at the call of the chairman
- Upon a vote being had both the amend
ments were lost, and the question recurring
upon the original motion, it was adopted with
scarcely a dissenting voice.
On motion the Committee then adjourned.
The Reading Ticket Acquiesced In.
The Straight Ticket Withdrawn
PIIILADELPIIIA, Oct. 18, 1880.
Last evening the Douglas Straight Com
mittee held an adjourned and final session at
the Girard House. Thirty delegates were
present. General A. L. Roumfort presided.
Mr. Cessna said he had prepared a pream
ble and resolutions several days ago, and
that since his arrival in this city Mr. Miller
had also furnished au address which did not
conflict with his ideas; and if it was agreea
ble, he thought it would be well to have them
published with the sanction of the Commit
tee, Mr. Cessna then read the following
preamble and resolutions, which, together
with the address were, after some discussion,
WHEREAS, The regular Democratic State
Convention of Pennsylvania, held at Read
ing on the first day of March last, in strict
accordance with the rules and usages of the
Democratic party, adopted a platform of
principles; selected a delegation to represent
the State in the National Convention, to as
semble at Charleston ; authorized the chair
man of said State Convention to appoint an
Executive Committee to serve for the ensuing
year, and appointed an electoral ticket,
which was distinctly and unequivocally
pledged and instructed to support the nominees
of the Charleston Convention,then soon about
to be held, and to which the Pennsylvania del
egation was commissioned and sent : And
whereas, The delegation so sent to Charles
ton took their seats in said National Conven
tion, participated in the proceedings thereof,
resumed their seats in said Convention upon
its re-assembling at Baltimore, and, after
the nomination of Stephen A.Douglas by the
said National Convention, did, through their
chairman, Hon. John L. Dawson, all the del
egates being present, and no one dissenting,.
ratify and assent to the nomination so made,
and pledge themselves and the Democracy of
the State to its support : And whereas, The
State Central Committee, by resolution of
July 2d, 1860, passed at Philadelphia, and
of August 9th, 1860, passed at Cresson, at
tempted to divert the electoral ticket chosen
at Reading from the object of its original ap
pointment, and directing and providing that
in certain contingencies the votes of said elec
tors should be cast for candidates other than
those so nominated by the National Conven
tion as aforesaid, thereby openly and unwar
rantably attempting to disregard andoverrule
the instructions of the Convention, by which
said Committee was appointed, and commit
ting, distinctly and clearly, acts of rebellion
and disorganization, placing themselves out
side of the regular organization of the party
and rendering it incumbent upon the true
men of that committee, in conjunction with
the Pennsylvania member of the National
Committee of the Democratic party, to take
steps to counteract the disorganizing conduct
of the State Central Committee, and to pro
vide for the voters of the State an electoral
ticket pledged to the support of the regular
nominees of the Democratic National Con
vention, which was accordingly done : And
whereas, The State Central Committee, at its
late session at Reading, on the 12th inst.,did,
in distinct and unequivocal terms and lan
guage, repeal, rescind, and annul its disor
ganizing action of July 2d, and August 9th,
1860 ; and having fully repented of its guilty
conduct, atoned, as far as possible, for its
violation of duty, lowered its flag of rebellion,
and withdrawn from before the people of
Pennsylvania as a candidate the person pre
sented to them, solely by the action of said
commitee, and leaving for their support none
other than the regular nominees of the Na
tional Convention, to whose supportthe mem
bers of the Reading electoral ticket stand in ,
structed by the commissions they severally
hold, and pledged in honor by the acceptance
of their appointment: therefore,
Resolved, That this committe, for the reasons aforesaid,
does hereby withdraw the electoral ticket heretofore ap
pointed and published by its order and direction.
Resolved, That regarding, as we have from the first—
both on account of the regularity of their nomination.and
the clear consistency of the platform upon which they
stand, with that adopted by the Reading State Convention
—Douglas and Johnson to be solely entitled to receive the
Democratic electoral vote of Pennsylvania, we are not
permitted to doubt that vote will be given to them by the
electors now left in nomination, in case of success—and
especially as the history of the country in the past has
never, except in a single case, shown a failure on the part
of any elector ever chosen by the people to cast his vote
according to the instructions of the Convention appointing
.7esolrea, That thus believing, we deem it proper,under
existing circumstances, for the harmony of the Democrat
ic party of Pennsylvania, to recommend to the united
Democracy of the State the eleCtoral ticket as it was orig
inally formed at Reading, in March last—now Wholly fro
from questionable pledges and committals.
Gen. Wm. H. Miller said he had attended
every meeting of the committee from the day
it was organized up to the present moment.
He had very clear views as to what was the
policy of the committee, which had been
strengthened during the last few days, in as
certaining what he believed to be the senti
ment of the earnest, devoted friends of Ste
phen A. Douglas. He conceived it the wise
and proper course to withdraw the ticket
from the field. He then read the following
The annual State Convention of the Democ
racy of Pennsylvania, held at Reading i:a
March last, in accordance with the usage of
the party, authorized the appointment of a
Central Executive Committee, having the usu.;
al powers only, and to perform simply the
usual duties pertaining to their position.—
This committee assembled at the call of their
chairman, Mr. Welsh, at the city of Philadel
phia, on the 2d of July, and the hasty, ill-ad
vised, and extraordinary action there had by
the majority of the committee is a matter of
history ; and so, also, is the wide discontent
which that action created amongst the Democ
racy of the whole State. It is only necessa
ry to refer to them, in order to their distinct
revival in the public mind.
The attempt then made, to release the mem
bers of the electoral ticket which had been
framed at Reading, from the solemn obliga
tion to sustain only the candidates regularly
nominated by the Democracy of the Union;
and to induce theta actually to vote, in a de
clared contingency, for other candidates,
standing upon a platform directly the reverse
of that adopted both by the Democracy of our
own State and of the Union, and that, too, in
an important and essential feature, called im
peratively for countervailing action on the
part of all those who wished to preserve the
honor and integrity of the Democratic party,
and to procure a fair triumph of its avowed
Hence the origin of the Democratic Con
vention at Harrisburg on the 26th of July,
and the organization of the committee now
assembled, the paramount, if not the only
purpose of which, was to procure the rescind
ing of the objectionable acts and resolutions
of the Executive Committee, of which Mr.
Welsh was chairman. We were expressly
instructed to await a meeting of this commit
tee, then notified to be held at Cresson, be
fore resorting to ulterior measures ; and it
was not until there was a failure to meet fair
ly the views of the Convention of the 26th of
July, by Mr. Welsh and those who acted with
him, that any steps at all were taken by us
in regard to a re-organization of the electoral
ticket presented at Reading. From the very
first, it has simply been our claim that the
individual members of that ticket should be
left wholly untrammelled by any pledge what
ever, except what clearly resulted from their
acceptance of the position ; that the honor,
truth, and regard for established usage of
those gentlemen should never have been
doubted ; and, at all events, that it was scarce
ly competent for any secondary committee of
the same Convention to give them instruc
tions upon matters of conscience and plain
duty. That such instructions, however, were
ventured upon, is well known ; and that they
had an undue influence, we were compelled
to persume from the reported answers of
some of the gentlemen thus improperly ap
proached. In view of answers thus irregu
larly obtained, indicating a willingness to
comply with the_terms of the programme vol
unteered by Mr. Welsh and those acting with
him in that regard, we felt ourselves bound
to present, and recommend to the Democracy
of the State, a revised ticket of electors, whom
we had reason to believe would faithfully re
gard the resolutions of the Democratic State
Convention held at Reading, and the platform
and candidates presented by the Democracy
of the Union at Baltimore. Since this was
done, and our ticket fairly placed in the field,
Mr. Welsh again called his committee into
council ; and on the 12th inst., at Reading,
they deliberately rescinded all their previous
action, of which the Pennsylvania Democra
cy had complained.
We have thus stated the circumstances un
der which we have this day come together for
final action, in the briefest possible form, and
without a single note or remark of triumph
not inevitable in our own proper record.—
These circumstances—cherishing, as we al
ways have done, a proper regard for consis
tency and the harmony and success of the
Democratic party—leave us no doubtful or al
ternative conclusion. All the purposes of our
original organization as an antagonist com
mittee have been effeeted--all irregular and un
authorized action on the part of the Reading
Executive Committee has been withdrawn, and
the countervailing measures adopted by the
Harrisburg Convention of the 26th of July
stand completely vindicated.
A. L. ROUMFORT, Chairman.
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