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Re-Nomination of Governor Curtin;
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An t 1 Pliiht Nm ill Arne, Ican.]
The Union State Convention, which
met at Pittsburgh last Wednesday, re
nominated as the Union candidate for
Governor of Pennsylvania, the Hon.
Andrew G. Curtin, our present wor
thy, able and popular chief magistrate.
If ever a re-nomination was well de
served, we are sure that this one was,
and we feel proud of the manly cour
age of the Convention in disregarding
the opposition raised to his candidacy,
and determining that the choice of the
majority should rule. We are glad
that the Conventicin paid no heed to
the counsels of the timid, who, affright
ed at the manufactured clamor against
Governor Curtin, thought, perhaps, it
might be better to take some negative
person, with no other recommendation
than the fact of having no enemies.—
Of all the things which have, disgraced
our party conventions, nominations of
mere negative men, to get rid of the
positive, and decided public men, well
known for their ability, have been
most disgraco 4 'ul.
Had there ever existed any nbcessi
ty for throwing aside the veteran chief
under whose lead the Union party of
Penna. had marched triumphantly to
battle and to victory, Ave should have
regretted in the extreme that it silo'
be bowed to, at a time when we need
our best men in the places of highest
trust. But there never did exist any
such necessity, and those who attemp
ted to insinuate such a thing should
learn a lesson from this nomination.—
Andrew G. Curtin, so far from being
unpopular or objectionable, is the most
reliable and available man who could
have been chosen as our candidate.—
Without being so, he never could have
obtained such a vote as he did on the
first ballot in that Convention, in the
fh'ee of a clamor in party newspapers
of high standing and influence, and in
the Convention itself by well-known
politicians., That he did, then, receive
on the first ballot so large a vote as
95, shows the enthusiasm of his friends,
their overwhelming numbers, and their
determination not to be ruled out of
their choice by a minority.
It is proper the people should know
that very much of the hostility to Go
vernor Curtin from Allegheny county,
has its origin in the fact of his being
friendly to the Pennsylvania itailroad.
To permit be sacrificed for such
a cause would have been an insult to
Philadelphia, as well as to the com
monwealth, whose interest that great I
corporation has so well served. Gov-
ernor Curtin has done no more for the
Pennsylvania Railroad than for any
other corporation organized for the
improvement of the State, and the mis
guided men at Pittsburgh who seek to
domineer on all occasions, and to force
their views upon the State by means
of a sort of terrorism, have been pro
perly met and voted clown.
Governor Curtin is a tried man, mid
the people know him to be a true ono.
During a period of most unexampled
peril he has administered the affairs of
the State Government with a degree
of care and prudence rarely equalled.
lie has looked faithfully after the ip•
terests of the commonwealth under ail
circumstances, iiartrin - fightly to the
strict letter of the law, and performed
his duties conscientiously. Most es
pepially has he lcokcd after the sol
diers of Pennsylvania, everywhere, in
field or hospital. They could not pos
sibly have bad a better advocate than
he has been everywhere and on all oc
casions. Their claims and those of
their State have been urgently pressed
upon the National Government, in sea
son and out of season, and all that a
man in his position could do ho lies
done for them. In this particular his
course has been a subject of univer
sal praise, and if the sentiment of Phil
adelphia be any criterion, he will be
re-elected by an immense majority.
There need be no fear on this ques
tion. No new man who could have
been nominated in his stead would
have obtained here, and in other Un
ion strongholds, such a firm place in
the popular esteem as Governor Cur
tin has done. He is eminently the
choice of the masses of the people, who
look up to him as their own chosen
leader and friend. He is no dema
gogue. Had he been, the people would
have esteemed hint less. But he is a
statesman of cultivated mind, acute
intellect, and skilled in the science of
government. As a public speaker he
has very few equals in Pennsylvania,
and the prominent merit of his address
es is their elevation of thought.
R. It ought to be a rule with the Amer
ican people to retain a faithful public
servant in whatever position he has
proved himself useful in, especially at
such times as the present, when relia
ble administrative officers are of the
greatest possible value, and should not
be lightly parted with. Pennsylvania
has reason to be proud of Governor
Curtin. nig administration has been
guided by prudence, patriotism and
good sense. He has been the conser
vator of our best interests; the friend
of the poor soldier; the advocate of
the- State claims, and in a period of
great peril the success of all his mea
sures has been truly remarkable.
mond paper of the 7th says:
"Substitutes begin to command a
large price. This morning a man in
Richmond offered $5,000, and another
offers $4,500 for a man to take his
place in an artillery company.
"This substitute system ought to he
done away with, as it has already done
much mischief in our, army. AL the
..:Idintant General's office 'ltaYe been
received 00,000 substitutes in place of
an equal number of able bodied men
capable of bearing arms.
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A. Catholic Journal on the Riots.
The Catholic Tablet, published in N.
York, in its last issue, severely con
demns the late riots in that city. We
quote the follow
'Neither the life nor the property
of any loyal citizen was safe, and it
required only some ruffian in the
crowd to raise the cry of "Black Re
publican" (meaning loyal to the coun
try and its lawful authorities) against
any well dressed individual to have
himself beaten to death with the most
revolting cruely, and his dwelling, if
known, sacked and burned to the
ground. The ostensible cause of all
this was "the draft," which commenc
ed the Saturday previous, (11th
hut what had the drafting to do with
the universal crusade against the un
fortunate children of Ham every
where throughout the city—even in
the `wards comparatively quiet—hunt
ed like wild beasts, and not Merely
put to death, but in some instances
hung and burned !
It was truly a pitiable sight in a
city calling itself free, to see these un
happy fugitives—men, women and
children—hunted down all over the
city, and that—there is no denying iL,
by Irishmen, to some extent. The
people who, perhaps, of all oth
ers in Europe, have suffered most from
persecution and oppression, figured
here on a free soil, where all men are
supposed to have equal rights, as the
foremost persecutors, the murderers,
the tormentors, of a poor helpless, des
pised race ! shame! shame upon such
Irishmen—they are a disgrace to the
country from which they came, in an
evil hour assuredly, for had they re
mained at home they would in all pro
bability, have been different men, liv
ing in a different atmosphere. We
know, of course, that the Irish did but a
part of the rioting, but they will find
that the chief odium will be thrown on
them, as it always is, when any possi
bility exists of doing so.
"In what position do the working
men of New York stand to-day before
the whole civilized world ? On a par
precisely with the sans culottes of the
French revolution. There is no use
trying to soften it down, such is the
dreary aspect of the case and although
we know that thousands of our work
ingmen did not join the rioters, or the
robbers who followed in their wake,
still the stern record of history will
make no distinctions, and the great
riots of July, 156'J, will - Um - a bloody
page in the history of New York, till
the end of time evermore.—Yes, our
children and their children will shud
der as they read that dismal tale, and
their cheeks will burn with honest
shame for the brand of disgrace then
- stamped on the brow of our noble Is
land City., Oh, shame ! shame ! for
New York, shame for the misguided
men, whether Irish, Germans or Ame
ricans, who lent themselves and inci•
ted others to the commission of such
atrocious outrages! and woe! unut
terable woe for the blood that has
been shed among the rioters them
selves and among our heroic police
and gallant soldiers, who fell in the
discharge of their duty to the citizens
of New York. _
Outrages on Southern "Quakers,"
The leading particulars of one of the
most remarkable events in this war
have just been communicated to me.
You know that many of the Society of
Friends have long resided in North Ca
rolina, and that a fundamental article
of their faith is a refusal to take up
arms under any circumstances what
ever. In the early stages of the rebel
lion the rebel powers of North Caroli
na, well knowing their peaceful prin
ciples, permitted them to pass unmo
lested, though known to be uncondi
tional Union men. But as time went
on disaster to the rebellion succeeded
to disaster, men were captured, killed
or disabled to so fearful an extent
that every ono out of the army must
be brought into it.
Early this year the conscription fell
upon the Friends. In one neighbor
hood some twelve of them were draft
ed. In accordance with their well
known principles they refused to join
the army. But everywhere the reign
of terror prevailed, and they were for
ced into the ranks. Here muskets
were given to them, but every man of
them refused even to touch the wea-
Tons. Every conceivable insult and
outrage was heaped upon them; they
were tied up, starved, and whipped.
Still they remained firm to their con
scientious convictions, and refused to
fight. Finally the muskets were strap
ped to their bodieS.
One of these Friends was singled out
as especially obnoxious, and was whip
ped unmercifully. The officer in charge
was lawless and brutal, and on one oc
casion ordered him to be shot, as an
example to others. He called out a
file of men to shoot him. While his
executioners were drawn up before
him, standing within twelve feet of
their victim, the latter raising his eyes
to heaven, and elevating his hands
cried out in 'a loud voice : "Father
forgive them, they know not what
they do." Instantly came the order
to fire. But instead of obeying it, the
men dropped their muskets and refu
sed, declaring that they could not kill
such a man.
This refusal so enraged the officer
that lie knocked his victim down in
the road, and then strove repeatedly
to trample him to death under his
horse's feet. But the animal persist
ently refused even to step over his
prostrate body. In the end, they were
marched with the rebel army to Get
tysburg. In that battle, they remain
ed entirely passive, fired no shot, and
in God alone trusted for preservation.
Very early in the action, the officer
referred to was killed. The Friends,
all unhurt, were taken prisoners and
sent to Fort Delaware. Here by ac
cident, it became khown, in this city
that several Friends were among the
captured, and two members of the so
ciety went down to inquire into the
circumstances, but they were refused
permission to see them. They went
immediately to Washington, and there
obtained an order for their discharge,
conditioned on their taking an affirma
tion of their allegiance. This opened
the7prison door. The affirmation made,
these martyrs for conscience sake
were released, and are now here. It
is probable that a more minute and ac
curate narrative of this case will be
prepared by some of the Society
[Philad. cor. N. Y. Tribune.
The Draft of New Yoik,
President Lincoln's Reply to Governor
WASIIINCTON, Aug. 7, 1863. f
rernor of • New York:
Your communication of the 2d hi
start has been received, and attentive
ly considered.
I cannot consent to suspend the
draft in New York, as you request, be
cause, among other things, time is too
By the figures .yon send, which I
presume are correct, the twelve dis
tricts represented fall into two classes,
of eight and four respectively. The
disparity of the quotas for the draft in
these two classes is certainly very
striking, being the difference between
an average of 2200 in one class, and
4861 in the othe , -. Assuming that the
districts are equal one to another in
entire population, as required by the
plan on which they were made, this
disparity is such as to require atten
Much of it, however. I suppose will
be accounted for by the fact that so
many more persons fit for soldiers are
in the city than are in the country,
who have two recently arrived from
other parts of the United States, and
from Europe, to be included in the cen
sus of 1360, or to have voted in 1362.
Still, making due allowance for this,
am yet unwilling' to stand upon it as
an entirely sufficient explanation of
the great disparity.
shalLdirect. the-tirtift to_procced in
all the districts, drawing, however, at
first, from each of the four districts, to
wit: the Second, Fourth, Sixth, and
Eighth, only 2200, being the average
quota of the other class.
After this drawing, these four dis
tricts, and also the Seventeenth and
Twenty-ninth, shall be carefully re-en
rolled, and, if you please, agents of
yours may witness every step of the
process. Any deficiency that may ap
pear by the new enrollment will be
supplied by a special draft for that ob
ject, allowing due credit for volunteers
who may be obtained from these dis
tricts, respectively, during the inter
val. And at all points, so far as con
sistent with practical convenience,
due credit will be given for volunteers,
1,1,1:1yOr excellency shall be ne"ed
of the time fixed for commencing the
draft in each district.
I do not object to abide a decision of
the United States Supreme Court, or
of the judges thereof, on the constitu
tionality of the draft law. In fact, I
shall be willing to facilitate the obtain
ing of it; but I cannot consent to loose
the time while it is being obtained.—
We are contending with an enemy,
who, as I understand, drives every
able-bodied man he can reach into the
ranks, very much as a butcher drives
bullocks into a slaughter pen. No
time is wasted, no argument used.
This produces an army which will
soon turn upon our now victorious
soldiers, already in the field, if they
shall not be sustained by recruits as
they should be. It produces an army
with a repidity not to be matched on
our side, if we first waste time to re
experiment with the volunteer system,
already deemed by Congress, and pal
pably in fact, so far exhausted as to
be inadequate; and then more time to
obtain a court decision as to whether
a law is constitutional which requires
a part of those not now in the service
to go to the aid of those already in it;
and still more time to determine
with absolute certainty that we get
those who are to go in the precisely
legal proportion to those who arc not
to go.
My purpose, is to be, in action, just
and Constitutional, and yet practical,
in performing the important duty with
which I am charged, of maintaining
the Unity and the free principles of
our common country.
Your obedient servant,
Keep it Before the People.
That George W. Woodward, the
bogus Democratic candidate for Gov
ernor of Pennsylvania, conceived and
advonated a measure for the entire and
unconditional disfranchisement of the
adopted citizens of Pennsylvania.
That the aforesaid George W. Wood
ward, also sustained the decision of
the Democratic majority of the Judges
of the Supremo Court of Pennsylvania,
(of whom he is one) to. the effect, that
the soldiers of the •State who are ab
sent fighting the battles of the Nation
al Government, forfeit their right to all
participation in the government of
These are historical facts, and piano
George W. Woodward in the position
of antagonism to the free exercise of
the franchise by freemen,
What New York Thinks.
The Union Convention of Pennsyl
vania, after some days of discussion,
has nominated Andrew G. Curtin, the
present Governor, for re-election.—
Governor Curtin deserves this compli
ment. lie has shown himself on sev
eral oceasionp,, , and under novel and
difficult circumstances, a man of ca
pacity and talent, a faithful and patri
otic guardian of the State, and a zeal
ous lover of' the Union. His adminis
tration has been, so far as we know,
careful and hoOst ; we have heard no
charges against him. or against the
agents responsible to him, of waste or
corruption; and during tho recent in
vasion of the State by Lee's army lie
was both active and capable. Ills char
acter and principles are well known
to•the people of the State ; and for this
reason his nomination is perhaps bet
ter• than if a new man had been put
forward. Moreover, lie is already fa
miliar with the affairs of the State,
and in any emergency will he able to
ac•t more promptly than a newly-in
ducted officer could.
Judge Woodward, the opponent of
Governor Curtin, and the nominee of
the copperhead faction, is an old poli•
titian of the school of the notorious
Hughes, who last year endeavored to
plunge the State into revolution.--
Judge Woodward last year decided
the Soldiers' Voting Bill passed by the
Legislature, to be unconstitutional.—
This decision was accounted at the
time a victory for the copperheads.—
[N. Y. Post.
For those who Vote for the Amendment
of the Constitution, giving the Soldier
the right of Suffrage.
At the coming election, the question
to amend the Constitution, so as to
give all who may be absent from the
State, engaged as soldiers in the ar
mies of the National Government, the
right to vote, will lae submitted to the
people. It is conceded in all circles,
that the proposed amendment extend•
ing the right of franchise to such per
sons, will be carried by ati almost
unanimous vote. The question arises,
then, as to whether any man who
votes for that amendent can also vote
for George W. Woodward, who is op
posed to the right or suffrage being
extended to the soldier. Surely no
freeman can become , guilty of such
self-abnegation as first to vote the right
of ThefraukiAl •
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Olen v 51.0 for a man w ( eines Limb
soldier the exercise of such a right.—
Every man who votes for the Amend
ment of the Constitution, extending
the franchise to the soldier, to be con
scientious and sincere in his patriot
ism, must also vote for Andrew G.
Curtin for Governor, who is emphati
cally the soldier's guardian and defen
The Nominations,
Whatever the objections of the politicians
may have been, and whatever the disappoint
ments of indiVidual aspirants may still be,
we have every reason and the best of evidence
to induce the belief, that the nominations of
Curtin and Agnew,-,respectively for.. Gover
nor and Judge of the Supreme Court, are emi
nently satisfactory to the people. Andrew
G. Curtin is peculiarly a people's man. His
association, his interests, his tastes, all lie
In the channel occupied by the same elements
belonging to the people. No .Executive has
ever came so closely in contact with the mass
es, and no officer has been so successful in
caring for the wants and serving the welfare
of the masses as our candidate for Governor.
When the rebellion was precipitated by the
slave holders, in conjunction with the disap
pointed leaders of the Democratic party, a
paralysis for a while seemed to seize every
loyal man in the land. We had been taught
to believe that slavery was invincible. We
were threatened with the assertion that the
superior valor and hot haste of the cut threats
of the South, would soon overwhelm and for
ever crush any attempt which might be Iliad°
by the Government to arrest the organiza
tion of a slaveholders confederacy. In that
hour the sagacity and the skill of the Gov
ernor of Pennsylvania exhibited themselves
with wonderful effect and influence. AP
pealing to the people which Gov. Curtin
knows so well how to employ, ha met with
resources of the most gratifying character,
so that Pennsylvania was the first State to
organize and place ti.t the disposal of the Na
tional Government, a force for the protection
of the city of Washington.. Since that hour
it has been the constant care of Gov. Curtin
to promote the efficiency and secure the glory
of the soldiers of the Keystone State. lie it
was who organized the first reserve corps of
the war, an organization that inspired the
hopes and animated the energy of the nation
at an hour when defeat hung with heavy
gloom over the entire country. The Penn
sylvania Reserve Corps was the nucleus
around 'which the magnificent Army of the
Potomac nas organized after it had been
hurled on Manassas, and there made to suf
fer the horrors of a disaster such as never
before overtook the American army. That
was the blow which the rebels imagined
would establish their confederacy and their
superiority, and that was the blow which
would have accomplished all this, had it not
been fur the timely reinforcement which the
army received in the addition of the Penn.
sylvania Reserve corps.
Thus identified with the war for the Un
ion, the success of that war also becomes the
success of Andrew G. Curtin. lie has risk
ed his health and his life in the furtherance
of that cause. He has risked his reputation,
and in many instances bus been accused of
transcending his power to prdmote the com
fort and secure the contentment of the sul
dim•. Anxious and indefatigable first for
the success of our arms on the field, the roar
of battle has scarcely bnen permitted to pass,
until the policy of the State Government has
shown in humane solicitude for the wounded
and in generous preparation for their case
and comfort. Pennsylvania by the unmeas
ured toil of her Executive, has been enabled
to take better care of her wounded and sick
soldiers than any other State in the Union.
The example in this respect, has called forth
the generous emulation of the authorities of
other Commonwealths, until the hospitals
which have been made the retreat of the sub
diers of the Union have become rho admira
tion of the civilized wadi
The, man under whose guidance such re
sults have been achieved, has been named
by the people for re-election as Governor.
Trampling down all opposition and sternly
rebuking, all attempts to overthrow him, the
people have pronounced in his favor with a
unanimity that puzzles party leaders, and
forces acquiescense in his nomination from
all who have a regard fur themselves as well
as the country. That Andrew G. Curtin
will be re-elected, there is not the shadow of
a doubt resting any where. -Pennsylvania
owes it to the glory she has already achiev
ed, and the progress she must make to per
petuate that glory, to re-elect Andrew G.
Curtin Governor of the State by an increased
and overwhelming majority.—Rfarrisburg
xl•ar.—Vallandigham has left the
Clifton House, Niagara Falls, and re
tired to a less expensive retreat a few
miles distant from the Fall,. A cor
respondent of the Chicago 7'ribune
"As 7 have before stated, the exhi
bition of the Great Banished at this
point has not begun to pay expenses.
The sympathising auditors have been
few in number, poor in political and
personal antecedents, and not at all
strong or cordial in their condolence.
Most of them came'to take a look at
him as a curiosity rather thail to min
gle their tears with his. his address
to the people of Ohio, issued from this
point, so utterly malevolent and dis
loyal in its tone and utterance, was a
very wet blanket to a large nuMber
of people and politicians who, at the
outset of his misfortunes, were dispos
ed to regard him as a martyr, and felt
desirous of extending him a sympathi
sing hand. They have not been near
him, nor will they come, and now he
goes into retirement.
The loyal men of Pe»ncylvania, in
Convention assembled, disclaiming all
partizanship, and knowing no cause
hut that of the country, declare fur
themselves and their constituents:
First, Their inflexible purpose to
maintain, by every necessary effort,
service and sacrifice, the National Un
ion, as the first, highest, most solemn
and most overshadowing of all politi
cal ditties.
Sebond, That the rebellion which
threatens the existence of the Union
was without cause, was conceived in
wickedness, organized in perjury, and
developed by reckless violence, is stain
ed with every crime, and detestable
in object, and infernal in purpose, and
must be suppressed by the people of
the United States, at the destruction of
whose liberties and the overthrow of
those free institutions it is injuriously
aimed. That in this momentous con
test there are and can be but two par
ties—one which firmly sustains the
constituted authorities of the nation in
enforcing the laws thereof, and in pro
tecting the principle upon which the
Government rests, and is therefore at
once the party of law, of liberty, and
patriotism; the other which cripples
the constituted authorities of the na
tion in enforcing the laws, securing its
safety, and preserving its life, and is ,
therefore the parent of mobs, the ene
my of order, and a participant in trea
son—the class whose detestable prac
tices give aid and comfort to the com
mon enemy, but as confessed at Rich
mond, light up these clays of rebel
darkness and disaster, and stimulate
them to renewed and desperate efforts
to recruit their armies, and to whom
iu part is this day justly chargeable
whatever of vitality the rebellion pre
serves, and whatever calamity and
affliction the further protraction of the
contest may involve. But for North
ern sympathisers with Southern trea
son and the hopes which their treason
able existence inspires, the rebellion
would have sunk under the stagger
ing blows dealt it at Gettysburg,
- Vicksburg, and Port Hudson.
Resolved, That wholly without sym
pathy for the men who made this war
against a free Republican Government,
or for a system of human bondage, in
whose interest it was instigated, or
cause of despotic principles to which it
is devoted, this Convention declares all
engaged therein, while so engaged, to
be worthy only of our patriotic hatred;
and, in like spirit, we denounce as dou
bly recreant and base those residents
of loyal States who tolerate this trea
son, and would affiliate with armed
traitors, and again surrender our Gov
ernment and liberties to their keeping.
Resolved, That Abraham Lincoln,
President of the Unitpd States, [ap
plause] by the discharge of his most
arduous duties in the dark days of civ
il war, bas won for himself the affec
tion and regard of the whole Ameri
can people; and always bearing him
self clear in his high office, has main
tained the integrity of the Union, and
kept our honor untarnished through
out the world, [applause] and to him,
this Administration, its principles, and
its policy we give our heartiest approv
al, and pledge our earnest and enthus
iastic support. [Loud applause.]
Resolved, That the amendnients pro
posed to the Constitution in giving
TERMS, $1,50 a year in advance
out• soldiers in the field the right of
suffrage, merit our hearty approval,
and will receive our united support;
and that we recommend conventions
of loyal men thoughout the State to
pledge all candidates for the Legisla
ture to vote for it.
Resolved, That we tender to the gal
lant sons of Pennsylvania now in the
armies and navies of the Republic the
thanks of a grateful people, for their
unselfish and heroic valor; that we
mourn for those who have scaled with
their blood their devotion to their coun
try, and will cherish their memories
tenderly and fondly; while to the elo
rious survivors we give assurance that
the last, dollar and the last life shall be
given to reinforce them, until the old
flag floats in final victory. [Applause.]
Resolved, That Governor Curtin, by
the effective support he has given the
Federal Government in the prosecu
tion of the war, and his vigilant care
for our soldiers, alike in .the field, in
camp and in hospital, has gained for
Pennsylvania proud and foremost pre
eminence among the loyal States, and
entitled himself to the thanks of all
her loyal citizens, and in placing him
again in nomination the Convention
but gave expression to the spontaneous
wishes of the people of the Common
wealth he has served so well. We
present for their suffrages the patriot
statesman, who is alike the friend of
the soldier and the favorite of the peo
ple. [Applause.]
Resolved, That in the nomination of
Judge Agnew, wo present an accom
. inrist, a pure patriot and a
loyal citizen, who will adorn the high
est judicial tribunal of the Common
wealth, and give additional security
to tic right of persons and property.
Dr. licighold, of Jefferson county,
offered as an amendment the
_Resolved, That the bold and deter
mined stand taken by Hen. E. M. Stan
ton, Secretary of War, in summarily
arresting traitors and thieves, wherev
er found, merits our commendation,
and that in seizing any disloyal person,
we pledge him our hearty co-opera
tion in the task which lie has before
Mr. .I‘l7eigli moved to insert "the
Administration" for "Secretary Stan
.' The amend:ilea was accepted by
Me. 116 g-bland, and unanimously adop
The resolutions were then unani
,nonsly adopted.
Tho following arc the forms of certificates
and affida%its fur exemption under the sev
eral clauses of the Enrollment Act, which
must be strictly adhered to t
FORM 25.
Ortificates for Exemption of the only Son
of a TVidow, or of aged and infirm Pa
I, the subscriber, , resident of
county, State of —, hereby certify that I,
being liable to military duty under the act of
Congress "for enrolling and calling out the
national forces," &c., approved March 3, H-
O, am the only son of --, who is
and dependent on my labor for support.
We, the subscribers, do hereby certify that
the above named is the only son of
, who is -, and dependent on his
labor for support.
Personally appeared before me the above
orally made oath that the above certificates
aro correct and true, to the best of their
knowledge and belief.
, Justice of the Peace.
Dated at , this -- day --
NOTE 1. —The first of the above certificates
must be signed by the person claiming ex
emption, and the second by two respectable
citizens (heads of families) residents of the
town, county, or district, in which the per
son resides, and be sworn to before a magis
NOTE 2.—This certificate is to be used on
ly in cases where the "labor" of the person
claiming exemption is actually necessary for
the support of the persons dependent on him.
The exemption does not apply in cases where
there is sufficient property to yield support,
and the necessary business for collecting the
income can be transacted by agents, trustees,
or the like.
Certifiecite of Parents that he or she de
sires one of his or her sons exempted.
I, the subscriber, the father (or mother)
of , and -, residents of -----,
county, State of hereby certify
that I am aged and infirm, and that I am de
pendent fur support on the labor of my two
sons, above named; and, that I elect that my
son —, shall be exempt from the
operations of the act of Congress "for enroll
ing and calling out the national forces," &c.,
approved March 3, 1863,
We, the subscribers, do hereby certify, that
the above named - is aged and infirm,
and dependent on the labor of - sons
for support.
Personally appeared before me the above
named , and ---, and several-
ly made oath that the above icertificates are
correct and true, to the best of their knowl
edge and belief.
—, Justice of the Peace
Dated at—, this— day of —lB6
NOTE 1. The first certificate must be sign
ed by the parent making the election, and
the second by two rospeotablo citizens (heads
of families) residents of the town, county or
district in which the persons reside, and
sworn to before a magistrate. In case the
father is deceased, the certificate is to be
signed by the mother, and the fact of the fa
ther's death is to be stated by the persons
NOTE 2. This certificate is to be used only
in cases where the labor of the person claim
ing exemption is actually necessary fur the
support of the persons dependent upon him.
The exemption does nut apply in cases whet•e
that: is sufficient property to yield support,
NO. a
the most complete of nui in the country, and pen.
susses the most ample theilit les for promptly executing In
the test style, every vet isty of Job Printiug, ouch as
LABELS, &C., &C., &C.
'and Rle r ecessari business for collecting the
income can be transacted by agents', trusteed
or the like. •
Certificate that the person liable to draft
is the only brother of a child or chil
dren dependent on his labor for sup
I, the subscriber,—, being liable to draft
into the service of kbp United States, hereby
make affidavit thiit I am the only brother of
-, under 12 years of age, having neither
father nor mother, and dependent on my la
bor for support.
We the subscribers, -- and— resi
dents of —, county, State of—,
hereby certify that—who is liable to draft
is the only brother of—, under 12 years of
age, having neither father nor mother, and
dependent on hisiabor for support. -•
Personally appeared before mo, the above
named and—, and severally made
oath that the above certificate is correct and
true, to the best of their knowledge and be
Justice of the Peace
Dated at —, this —day of— 186—
NOTE 1. This certificate it to be used only
in cases where the labor of the person claim
ing exemption is actually necessary for the
support of the persons dependent on him.
The exemption does not apply in cases where
there is sufficient property to yield support,
and the necessary business can be transacted
for collecting the income by agents, trustees,
and the like.
Non: 2. The first certificate mist be sign
ed by the person claiming exemption, and
the second by two respectable persons (heads
of families) resident in the same town, coun•
ty or district with the person for whom ex
emption is claimed.'
Certificate that two members of thefam
ily the person liable to draft arc al
'ready in the militarg service of the
United States.
We, the subscribers, - and -,
residents of - county, State of
hereby certify that two members of
the family and household Of -county
and State above mentioned, are in the mili
tary service of the United States, as non
commissioned officers, musicians or privates.
Personally appeared before me, the'abovo
made oath that the above certificate is cor
rect and true, to the best of their knowledge
and belief. Justice of the Peace.
Dated at , this day of 186-.
NOTE. 1.--Thisiaonly intended to apply
whore the members of the family claiming
exemption reside in the same family. If any
of the family reside - else*here, -arid have gone
into the military service of the United, States,
no exemption on - that account can bo claim
Norr 2.—This certificate must be signed
by one of the parents, if there be any ; if not,
by two respectable persons (heads of fami
lies) resident in the same town, county, or
-district with the person for whom exemption
is claimed.
FORM 29.
Certificate that the person liable to draft
is the father of motherless children, un
der twelve years of age, dependent on
him for support.
I,—, the subscriber, being liable to draft
into the service of the United States, hereby
make affidavit that I am the father of- mo
therless child—, under twelve years of age,
and dependent, on my labor for support.
We, the subscribors, - and
residents of ---- county, State of
, hereby certify that - is father
of motherless children of twelve years
of age, and dependent on his labor for sup
Personally appeared before me, the above
named and , and severally made
oath that the above certificate is correct and
true to the best of their knowledge and be
, Justice of the Peace
Dated this day of
NOTE.—The first certificate must be sign.
ed by the person claiming exemption, and
the second by two respectable .person's
(heads of families) resident in the same town,
county, or district with the person for whom
exemption is claimed.
Certificate of Exemption on account of
Unsuitableness of Age.
—, of —, county, State of
having been enrolled under the pro
visions of an act of Congress "for enrolling
and calling out the national forces," &c., ap
proved March 3, 1803, as liable to perform
military duty in the service of the United
States, hereby certify that I am not legally
subject to such liability, and for the follow
ing reason:
That I am
years of ago,
We. the subscribers, and --,
of the town, county, and State above men
tioned, hereby certify that the above state
ment of -'s is correct and true to tho
best of our knowledge and belief,
Personally appeared before me, the above
named —, --, and --, and severally
made oath that the above certificates are cor
rect and true, to the best of their knowledge
and belief.
, Justice of the Peace
Dated at this day of 185--.
NOTE 1. The certificate in regard to -age is,
in all cases where practicable, to be signed
by the parents of the person claiming ex
emption, and the requirements specified in
the regulations and to be adhered to. The
blank space in the certificate to indicate the
age of the person is to be filled as follows:
That I am "UNDER rtrwurr" years of age.
That I am "OVER Truarr-FIVE" years of
"age, ana married."
That I am "OVER ron - rv-rIvE" years of age
according to the facts in the case.
Note 2, In ease the certificate is not sign
ed by the parents, the fact of age must be
certified to by two respectable persons (heads
of families) resident in the same town, comi
ty or district with the person for whom ex
emption is claimed, and the requirements of
paragraph 61 Regulations, &c., must be com
plied with,