The Montrose Democrat. (Montrose, Pa.) 1849-1876, June 16, 1863, Image 2

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greeting of the "Democratic County
committee; r
Tile Democratic County Committee is
rermeoted to meet at tho Keyston- Hotel.
in - Montrose, on. TUESDAY, dune 25d,
1864,4 t. 1 o'clock, p. tri., for the a:insider
ation. of important matters. A full atten 7
donee is requested. C. M. GERE,
Montrose, Jane Bth. ..Chairman.
inborn, H. P.' Gaiter
Ararat, • ' . --: - 8.8. Dix
Aniz n on. iter - M. Nolan
, A.B. Patrick
I=n, ... ' - And Ely
• -- Minn Wells
lOnoconut,• - • Jacob Kimble
pUM in
... . D. J, Lathrop
• ' - H. B. Phinney
e, H. Bandrick
, J. L. Merriman
,11teret Wm, C. D.Cobb
boon , , Benjamin Dix
Oita Bend twp S. Barnes
(beat Dead bo. I. Beckhow
Herrick, • Henry Lyon
Harmony, L. Norton
Fir some weeks past, we have been
experimenting with the presumed bonory
and manhood , of the editor of the Montrose
Republican, by inviting him:to withdraw
a personal charge he made against us, to
the-effect that we spent the past Winter
under the pay of and by authority of the
legislature, in travelling over the State
to organize treasonable clubs in the
interest of Jeff Davis and pledged to aid
him in overthrowing our constitutional
Government. But our continued efforts to
elicit the truth from him proved useless,
and our conclusion is that one might at
wen try to draw water from a dry well,
or find ice-cream in Satan's dungeon. No,
the truth couldn't be pumped out from
where there was none ! His sullen silence
—his refusal to either retract or give his
authority for the statement, has left this
inevitable conclusion : That he coined the
libel from his own base heart; that he
deliberately penned and published a most
- flagrant and malicious lie; that he copied
and reprinted, afterwards, his own story,
believing And knowing it to be a shameful
lie; that such re-publication was with the
design to cause it to be more extensively
copied by other newspapers abroad, and to
be further noticed and believed at home,
and thus injure oar character and business,
and endanger our property to destruction
by mobs r infuriated and instigated by his
falsehoods. His allegaztcm was - upniumaen,
and, so fin. as it could, has placed him in
the position of a malignant liar and cow
ardly libeller, destitute of truth, honor or
manhooi, who, to injure a *neighbor from
selfish, partisan motives, copies the exam
ple of the thieving assassin who under the
cover of darkness sneaks after his victim
to destroy him. The man has so outraged
math and honor in this instance that, none
svho have observed his conduct can place
say reliance in his future statements about
as especially ; and we close the subject with
appealing to the record of this matter as
abundant evidence to matisfy the public of
the fact that the future slanders of that
sheet come from a source, and are actuated
by a motive that prefers falsehood to the
',ttri that the most shameless libelEi will
sbs most eagerly coined at that office, and
-ftpted for publication from a class of low
creatnres who contribute much of the vile
shill habitually emitted through the col-
Arnns . of “The Independent Republican,"
'TROY . Jet, the matter be understood, and its
slanders will do us comparatively little
iambi even while madness rtes. •
UrThe - West BranchlDemocrOksays
"If the ;cumulative testimouy , e-tb,
-Taffies' mernbers of the late Permsylranin
.House of Representativesii worthy of ere
- dence, the ;editors of the West Branch
Bulletin publish a base libel,', when they
-:state that the acting officers of that body
werefrieempetent and corrupt. Smith, of
-4Cbester ; Vincent, of Erie;.Shannon of
11 leg and Benedict, lof Hunting
-dimfacknaiwiedged leaders upon the rad-
Icaldde,- - ituring the closing'-hours-of 'the
-isession f epoke words of highest praise,
vrh er‘ referring to the manner in which the
OSeeT.9 had discharged -their duties.
These "loyal" and dist:login) . 3* lied scribes,
vorlum framing the artl'ele in question-knew
'that it wasfilse in every 'purlieu/or but
.thought the eitriutfrm oan Abolition pa
-per of Montrose, ("Zeivendent -Republi- .
din, would-give a semblanea - of truth. to
We. WOuld
_info= our readers that this
.IfforitrOse'paper is distinguished only for
its bitter hatred to - every prineiple . that
livespecteil by a true Republican.
,tikes fiendish delight "in - - heaping the
''asiostecar!dnions abuse Upon men -who fa;
liot obedience to law and fealty to-the
-40 t. mirttutioti under which we once: 'lived
-wlthOot -.4aOger' of b eing imprisoned for
'elOging tOits doctrines in preference , to
AlOthers. '' -
Tbriego., - that jouroal, has made per
,sonbi ittaeloimpoelfr:-Gorriteoa because
hardimed t ataud. up like:. a `- freema n
and sustain th
e.d - ootriaea of - -thi Demo.
erotic party f . Ahura from sock a source,
doliM More . gOOd' tin - W[6l4 Pause.
1 %116 '. Six AiradifkagiMiilet limo
vo*tit thaolis,'"aria-zauir:ochttelimisiou
Herron% A Smite. Carpenr
Jessup, ZenasSmith
Jackson, 0. H. Perry
Little Meadows, P. Smullin
Lenox, A. J. Titus
Lathrop, D. Wilmarth.
Liberty, D. 0. Tamen
Middletown, Nelson Camp
Montrose, C. M. Gate
M. Milford tp, Wm Harding
N. Mllfordbo. Geo. Hayden
Oakland, Levi Westibil
Rush, N. D. Snyder
Silver Lake, Lorenzo Stone
'Springville. .1. B: Lathrop
Saul. Depot, A.,W. Howley
- 1 3V 144 ._ !. 1 0i'- ' 4 10 '4 11 4 11 1 .1i 67- 1
l'o4/116.404illefiniktasi,*teci4,arripatne 1
*kb' the !rivr*Sitoafjveelcibk alleging
that *4.146* • and 'hid prObablYi..;
iolleCted*otp*4 ihn'iteradia
The creature' whoi!!.cq.n_
thatstatement knew that are. were i woi.
there; and as tO attacking unarmed prin.
: tern,-t h at is,:n practice of which the brave
. •
patriots of t l ui abolition league party have •
-a monopoly,- at.l.„.tho,,ornly.:,threats.of,the.
kind in thm.conaty, have bedn'Ayide ;by
those trhe . '*tite, ptieti;'neVcndori3e" the
blackgnardistn of the--Republicauf=and
its article of last- week Was- one of a:series;
hich, together . with their VerbaLthreats
and insinuations, are, designed- for their
infamous and cowardlypurpose of inciting
,a mob of their, partyy to attack this office.
Our and . advioe, - is-that-no mob
will attack a Republican or his property,
even in retaliation.;, yet it, : ishoot,that our
foes,7rin and out of. the borough--should
cease to nttertheirthreats, some of which
would justify „their- being. arrested and
held to bail. •
.. • . • , .
Liberty'ofthePretOs ,
The order'of Burnside, suppressing the
, ,
Chicago Times, aroused the friends of free
government, and even caused the syeo
phants of tyranny to inquire where we are
drifting:: A riteetini Of New York edit
era was held' to `consider the .silbject, at
which the Leader, Express, Atlas, Inde
pendent, Journal, of Commerce, Tribune,
States Zeitung, Sun, Sunday Mercury,
Argus, Jewish• Messenger, Irish American,
Scientific American, and New Yorker,
were represented.
Horace Greeley was Chairnian. The
following resolutions : were unanimously
Whereas, The liberty and rights of the
press, as affected by the existence and ne
cessitiesOf a state of war, and especially
of civil war are topics of the highest pub
lic concern; and
Whereas, Recent events indicate the
existence of grave misapprehension and la
mentable confusion of ideas with regard
to this vital question : L therefore,
Resolved, That our conceptions of the
rights and duties of the press, in a season
of convulsion and public peril like the
present, are briefly summed up in the fol.
lowin„oliropositions : •
1. 19e recognize and affirm the duty of
fidelity to the Constitution, goYernment,
and laws of Our country, as a high inoral
as well , as political obligation resting 'on
every citizen, and neither 'claim 'for our
selves nor concede' to others any exemp
tion from its requirements' or privilege to
evade their sacred and binding :force.
2. That treason and rebellion are
crimes by the fundamental law of this as
o f i verv _..4l...-vutrtivry
so culpable, so abhorrent, as in a repub
lic, where each man has an equal voice
and vote in the peaceful and legal direc
tion of, public affairs. ,
- 8. While we thus emphatically disclaim
and deny any right as inhering in journ
alists or others to incite, advocate, abet,
uphold, or justify treason or rebellion, we
respectfully but firmly assert and main
tainthe rig,lit of the press, to criticise free
ly and fearlessly the acts *hose charged
with the' administration of the govern
ment, also those ofall their civil and mil
itary subordinates, whether with intent
directly . to secure greater energy and effi
ciency in the public service, or in order to
achieve the same ends more remotely
thrOugh the substitution of other persons
for those now in power. •
4:- That. siny 'limitations- of this right'
created by the necessities of war 'should
be confined to localities whereirr hostilities
actually ,exist or are imminently threaten
ed, and we deny the right of any . military
officer to,suppress the issues or forbid'the
.general oircrilation of journals 'printed
hundreds of niiles frOmthe seat of war.
The meeting directed'that copies of the
resolutions be forwarded with' the signa
tures of the chairman- and secretary to
the President of thellnited. States and to
Oe•lnembere of his cabinet:
IL GREMKIri Chairman.
Et.ori Colurrocic, Secretary.
irirW,f) stop the "presslo eay.that Gov.
Curtin bag called forvolunteere,from 1 8 to
804ezws of age;> (number not stated)- for
the d4.neeorthe State *pal iintichiated
rebel raids. • Theinen willbipaid by the
GovertimentlinOemireas tneeta to ap
propriate dm money. TheYare to - bo . at
home when not needectbut must respond
to stidden andare entitled to pay on
ly wben-in the field. ClivalryiAnEintry,
and 'Artillery wanted.. For-10 tneri aCap
tainey eau be secured, for 25, or 15 - men
Ist or 2d Lieut.
Full particulate furnished at thisoffiCe
to those wishing r,o'ruhu3 teernito;',
1112ir'We are under obligations to Hon.
Pbilip Johnson for . 2of the Report of
the Committee , mu; t4o Conduct of . the
Fruit 'o4tubs: 14.
`'Messrs. 3. P. Poke and .f.` P. Wright, :aro ” wit , en.
gaged in canurire — ing this **tit& tatild, Becht:lth &
Co.. cultivatori Ortuummtal Weak •9hniba
-1414 Pismo. at thizom* ConntT lintearta. at Boob;
ester, .N.; T. , The :,,prOpclefora . have labored .its
make traeone of the moat „tellable establishments
the country'. • They tieririyer Micros of lood t letoeked
=with the choicest iiiietleiottites,' - &a: _ :•They 'endese
• riilttotrdng from thelrllst Saila suld/Ordiutble.
-but are Weld io.uoll nothing that is, unwmtby gemuil
cultivation. • no; veforti? tin:Manners oidilltentAgoo
2111 , 1 4 1 t..toehelfers 11 .idt0 105 0 tg ilt ol o l o7 Ai 4 0
; sold
trees; Purchasers *silk beftuoished*tr cl:rogiF Of
The egQate abolotauune&"teiduff•Zoth for
flop, itef t _iccite -*then* 1m - Octobermat: TA NA
ocruulkeetYntli 3o n , cj r il l a/P0.1%, , r .
mekoriaerrtatunicvw*Satilti !•NPoninouth'
'The/ mist loodolidiat; TIMM*, **di fo,oktlir , 4111;
1141*( YOf °Ua tIONO*, •
I V irvlli P ablicl Owlearalubf nalitiaMi ;AMP
- nanterOrossiv-Try a,
It will lf~e remembered th t`> mmoaiat&
f a r after thOliatle of Chancellorlallei-:Gea
-en4l3iiitill ordered returns made=;: Of all
himizsioned ) officers and: priyafett
whibad,bierl Conspicuous fOr
braiery and meritorious services,
and also ordered a large number 'med
als to be struck:
The medal is bronze. On the ribbon
is tbc , vrord , "Chancellorville," the F. medal
itself bearing the ivordi‘•tearneyeresa."
..Cluthe_revorse are < the, , . words_ ”B,ir
ney's division."
• Thelniedals'Were s tiwardeif -I*' .tile •di
vision commander,' in a general order No.
48, issued ,from head-quarters, Ist diiiis
ion,,3d army corps, May 16th.
Among the recipients of , this mark of
'honor, we find the following names of
volunteers from this county:— i
C or p. 3. W. Granger, Co. A, 57th P .P.
Pri. Jacob W. Palmer, Co I,4ist
Pri. John Stockholm, " 64
Fri. Joseph *Mallard, is Sei:g't. S. S. Hager, Co. F. 141sCP. V.
Pnv.A. J. Baldwin, . , 66
- Priv. 0. A. Oakley, "
Ristoty-of the Republican Party4NcA
Hon. Thomaa Corwin; in a speech, be meeting, __April 1860,
reasonedveith the abolitionists who refus
ed, to,obey. the fugitive slave law, in.these
words; .•
".What would we gain by) having a
written Constitution, if we doinot abide
by the fundamental principles of the Con
stitution? The fathers of the Republic,
.knowing how uncertain a thing would be
a tradittonary Constitution, determined
that the instrument which secured to the
people the rights of freemen, should be
written down, and printed, and transmit
ted to them as the embodiment of, the
principles of the organic law. That , was
the great idea. They secured the Consti•
tution of the United States against the
changes which the Great Charter of the
English Constitution suffered during the
reign of the Henrys, the Edwards,, the
Plantagenets, the Stuarts and the Tudors.
Our fathers knew that the traditionary
Constitution of England changed with
every fresh reign, just as, the will of the
Monarch desired. Therefore it was that
they determined that the Constitution
they had formed, and which they be
qiihithed to us, should be fixed and sta
ble, and should remain so , forever."
Hume says, "In the reign of Henry 111,
the parliament compelled him to ratify the
Great'Charter, to prevent his frequent
breach of that instrument, in a manner
still more authentic and more solemn
than any he had. hitherto employed.
All the prelates and abbotts were assem
bled; they held_ burning . tapers in their
hands ; the Great Charter was read before
• •
excommunication against every one who
should thenceforth violate fundamen
tal law, "That no freeman shall be taken
or imprisoned, or disposessed of his,tene
ment, or of his liberties, or outlawed, or
banished, or anywise hurt or injured, un
less by the legal judg ment of his peers, or
bithe law of the land." They threw
their tapers on the ground,and exclaimed,
"May_ the soul of every one who incurs
this sentence by breaking this law, so
stink like this taper:4lnd corrupt in hell."
The king bore a part in this ceremony,
and subjoindd, "So help me God, I will
keep all these articles inviolate, as I am , a
man, as I ant a clulistian, as I am a knight,
and as I am a king, crowned and annomt
ed." Yet this tremendous ceremony was
no sooner finished, than his favorites,
abusing his Weakness, made him violate
his oath and return , to the , same arbitrary
administration ; and the reasonable expec
tations ofthe people were thas perpetual
lY eluded and disappointed, and the gen
erosity of their Ancestors, who at a,great
enigma of 4344, had extorted that Es
mous.concessien from the crown, was of
no avail."
Our fathers also demanded from every
officer under this government an oath
that he would 'obey the Constitution they
transmitted to us for the preservation of
our liberties. They said, "Senators, Re,.
resentatives, Members of the State Legis
latures,' executive and ' , judicial' officers,
both of the United States and:of 'the sev
eral statesishall he-bound - by , oath or af
' firmation to support the Constitution."
On a-bright and lovely. afternoon la the
4th of March, 1861, in the presence of
50,000 of • the people; not with the ore
mony of burning tapers thrown upon. the
ground, with maledictions upon the vio
biers of their' officiatoatbs, but with sol
emn-pomp and pageantry - no leaslmpog
ing, the.--Chief - Justice of the''-United
States, Roger B Taney, read fnitti . the
Constitution ., the following sacred oath,
-which Abraham Lincoln, in "a voice ismer
kably clear and . penetrating, in a manner
the Most impressive and deliberate, re
peatedifter-him: • •
‘, I, Abraham Lineoln, solemnly
that I aiii, faithfully execute the : or of President of the States; and
*ill to the: best of My ability preservf.
pretect and 'defend the Constitution of the
United States."' ' - ,
The-Chief Justice seemed very much
a i gitated, -And his land ihook with: emo
tion.: This was . theeighth inauguration
at ;whiettle had OfficiaterD—havingadtnin
,isterect the oath-office , to eightTreaidents
inecessively.. , John C. Breekinridgeithe
•fonaerNien Tresidentc htiministera the '
oath of office to the new'one.eleeted,“as
~; : .
A'l,, : -Hannibal. , : Hamlin; -de - seleninlY
;swear tO support,- the Constittitioa of !the,
United-States." - I
AhnibutilLinebh), in -his inalguraysaid,
,1 1 - talm the:official oath tofday • *idol°
-greas .*ta mysel4-swear.tietiPport
the 9vbole Chbantution, 'the proiriMons of
thefugitive stave law, as well as' any oth
er,!laud., id t4 . a.,lieep, the A 4 18'.0 41 PliWer
i ni
einWdj, !Wilt° amen elifttifgieVonr
:tit4titii inviOat4ns *Anianfpitief.
-i) *On shall be depriived.of oflife; liberty,
o proprty l 'ivithout.diukpr,ocefokbilaw
The.l,Presideit refeired;patticulqly tether.
fugititit slaie laW,' bee ase he knew the,
abolitionists wanted hint 'en break his oath'
,by not obeying that law. Horace Gree
, ley once said, "-Men i begin to inquire
1 whether they, would dare, to,put a candi
date'of theabolitionliarty iny. thei Presi
dential chair, for they assert that it is
'lnerr - virleked - tetibide "bytheit'oatirin
obey the Constitution,i• than it is,to break
it:-,. In myepinion, all who vote to make
Mr. I3irney an abotition -President, vote
to instruct him to tommit.perjury." Now
men who scruples in violating an
ith to sustain one provision of the Con-
stitution, have no scruples about annulling
the remainder, and the fact now stares us
in ,the face that:the same historical in&
dentswhich-occurre v d in the reign of Hen
ry 111, have occurred in.the United States
of America. .After-all the solemn:pageant
ry-attending. the inauguration, the solemn
oaths and impressive declarations,. the
Great. Charter of our liberties, copied from
the Magna'Cliarta of England, has been
wickedly violated; and the abolitionists
who have broken their - own solemn oaths
with impunity, have enticed the, Presi
dent, as did the favorites or Henry 111, to
violate that Great Charter bequeathed to
us by the leathers of the Republic for the
preservation of our liberties contained
therein, and they have all rightly incurred
that awful imprecation and malediction
denounced by the prelates and abbots
upon the souls of all who should break
those laws, of which ours is but a copy,
not only , in that age, but in all coming
time. .
And now, if all other persons believe
that. the Fathers of this Republic, who, as
Mr. Corwinaaid, determined to secure to
the people the rights of freemen, by secu
ring the Constitution. against the changes
which the smile Great Charter had suffer
ed during the reign of so many cruel
kings, if all other persons believe that af
ter struggling seven long years to free
themselves and their posterity from the
power of -a British tyrant, the Fathers, of
the Republic would give' the power under
that mine Constitution for a President of
the United States to imitate the example
and repeat the very acts of the greatest
tyrants that ever 'sat upon a British
throne, all the persons in the world may
believe so great an absurdity, so stranF,e
an anomaly and such consummate sophis
try, yet will not , I.
To the School Directors and People of
- Susquehanna Oponty.
have received the following document :
?in the matter of the election of Superin
tendent of Common Schools for the
County of Susquehanna. Objections
- a dirrg - Ora - courmtssion to IL. A.
Weston, Esq.
The President and' Secretary of the
Triennial Convention' of School Directors,
I held in Montrose on the first Monday of
May 1863, for the purpose of selecting a
Superintendent of the Common Schools
of said county, ppnrsnant to the School
Law of May eighth, 1854, having certified
to the State Superintendent of Common
'Schools,that the said E. A.Weston receiv
ed a majority of two, of the votes cast in
said Convention, and was therefore duly
elected Superintendent of the Schools of
said county for the ensuing three years :
—Now A. N. Bullard files his objections
to the issuing of a commission to the' said
E. A. Westdn, as follows, to wit :
Want of regulariiy of proceedings in
the selecting Convention.
1. 7 -A. Chamberlin, Esq„ was admitted
to a sea Viii the Convention; and he par:
ticipated the: proceedings and voted
for the said E. A. Weston for Spperinten
'dent and his vote was :counted for Wes
ton., The said A. Chamberlin , Esq., , was
then, and now is, the District Attorney of
said.connty. He-was therefore not eligi•
tole , to the office of. School Director, ' and
should hot have been allowed to sit and
vow in:said Convention. See Act of As
sembly of May 3d, 1850, Purdon't Digest,
C. Hedrick, a legally iralified
Scheel Directet(ef the ,township of New
31iArd, in'said "meth was in the Cen.
Tention lohen.the vote was taken upon
which Weston,was declared elected.
When the menus of, the Directors were
callede upon thequestion of the selection
of al; Superintentient, Mr. = Hendrick not
understanding the question, berate the
'Convention, when his name was 'allied re
sponded " here, enpposinglhe call • to be
for tbe_purposo ot ascertaining the• num.
helyuf Directors ftresent., Before the vote
was declared Mr; Handrick>diecovered
his errorand,have his Vote taken
_upon the, question then :hefore. the Con
vention, vim' the seleepon'of a SoPerittten
deut. Ilimequest refused, by
- ' the
officers of Ole Convention , - ant 'tist yote
was not' taken, and is notinclided in the
lien certified to the` State Stiperintendent.
Thus IvAsi , ti qualified Scheel' Directer`We.
gaily denied a vote ht,the Conientiati up
on .the;piincipat quettitia before He
‘hatta right*to "Vote at' any time beforethe,
vote was declared; e -the ' the conventio n
erred in refueifig 'to:receive „his vete.—
Thus ;a
legat vete, and_receii.
lug itelliegatiini; there witino:,oheeleet
e,,d ;Superintendent :' • : r • -
Conhtitinsiehlth of Penn
SusquehannaVO .11:
On. this_*oBthila' A. 0.18030
before mei : their undersigned, ,ejtistice of
;the Peace jti,anfl for seid-Co_untyi &non
ally aPpeared If, Hatch whom;-.l3txr4
tify: to be,* citizetrof rani:4ll*ml% , And
worthy. of credit, who being sworn WO"
Aft:Vialf it'OPAlt say , thAttbp,bitlie.yett the
'obargesabove-fithde- ace well ibuttskiii
anscePtible of proot
Witne4nTlhanstind iiett,May 28th, ,
188 e -
- -. :f4 i 2Atf-ii:KMAtions [is]
IfQd)rortind*bielitiedih4forti me this
ieth.4.14.9f . ,t, .A.'11:.1868.;.„ . • .
7 e
~.,' - ',.:!• - r - . c .4 - A.'fJ;.SiciffOoLl4 .T. P.
s Ttie votes Nett received in the Con
ventirq D'' ctOmwere given entirely
tinsq toted` aid - unsought crii my part.—
Mueli less is it my
_design to enter into
any sort of defense or contest whatever to
secure a commission. While J,ain grate:
ful for the esteem of my felloni' 2 eltisensti
manifested in a eausalikethkond while I
SUM - leinfiy — 43' eerie - them intiriViitite'VW
of ability and 'Wel I inikpoitiiess,:inifriend
of popular instruction would desire me to
undertake' tincli servieniii i Kemidit of em
bittered feelings -which might spring np
from a sttife of thiwkinditeeripple ,spine
what the usefulness of the best endeavors.
And even were this .otherwise, *AHIIB4OI'4
be obliged to decline. to. enter - the course
far, such, a race; being unablejo see. riay
sufficient good resulting.. : .
.., ', .. ,
I deem it my duty, to . put thefe facts in
your possession, not from any persOnal in
terest, hut because it is a matter that le
gitimately _belongs in your, keeping. . I
therefore send'a copy to,each of tbethree
papers' published in the county. . ,
Truly yours, . ' .
Brooklyn, June etb, 1803. • „
That "Treasonable" Constitution.
The Montrose Republioin baring pub
lished an articlo.asierting that "the Lenox
"Copperhead organization," (as that shecc,
styled it,) had adopted a constitution that
contained the blackest treason, Jac., 'dm.,
we insert the document in full so that the
public mil see how shamelessly . the organ
of abolitionism lied (as usual, about Dem
ocrats) in several respects ; and theeditor
is dared to copy the constitution as the
best means of branding as a liar the low
villain that penned the charge. The by
laws of the Association contain nothing
political, but-merely the usual directions
as to the duties of the officers. The speech
of the chairman, and the resolutions paksed
at the first meeting after the organization,
(at Titus school-house) contain 'sound
Democrtftic and Union doctrine, but all of
these would cover nearly a ',age, we are
unable to insert them in our paper. But
the constitution contains the most radical
expressions, ' and if any ` treason,smclling
black-snake desires an examination of the
papers, he can be accommodated by calling
at the printing office and asking to have
them shown or read to him . ' Still better,
all can attend any meeting of onr club, or
our next meeting at, Sinsabangh's Grove,
near Humphrey Marcy,!, in North . Lenox,
on next Friday a ft ernoon. •
r•14.) , N t=if. 1. 1 sit? 011
Arrzetn L—Tho name of this organi
zation shall be "The Democratic Anti-
Abolition State Rights Association" of
Anncts 2.—The officers ot this Associ
ation shall be a President, Vice, President,
Recording Secretary, Corresponding Sec
retary, Treasurer, and Sergeant-at-Arms.
AuncLK, 3.—Any person, who is a vot
er, who will subscribe to the principles of
the Association, upon signing , the roll may
become a member by a vote of a majority
of the members present at. any regular
meeting. ,
AirricLE 4.—The object of this Assoc's.
tion shall be to maintain the principles of
W strut MEN'S liberties, to restore the Un
ion and the Constitution, and 'defend the
rights and welfare of the-pepple, new im
perilled by negro equality, :high tariffs,
paper currency, and excessive taxation,
and in furtherance of then important ob
jects, we hereby endorse and' ti,dopt the
fundamental principles of the New York
Anti-Abolition State Rights Association,
of which this shall bean auxiliary society.
Further. , •Weare convinced--
Ist. That the recent alarmingtentralit
ration of power, in the hands, of the Fed
eral Executive t warns 'us that the old con
test between L iberty.and Despotism has
not yet ended, and, that in : our, country,
as ;n all others, there. are reallr.but two
parties, Aristocrats and Democrats. That
firet slew the masses asdesigned ex=
prgesly for the•use,of government, ; which,
therefore, needs-to be strong ,and over•
powering, and as a consequence, they re
maple only government ; governme of Force, and
hen kel4 bor mppd uo nsly .to centralize pow
er in the bands of a fow ; to build up 'a
,Money. 'Aristoerhey by.: means of amonf
,BtrOUS debt, and a National and. to
otherwise 4 burdoi:Aim masses, ,und crush
Out their liberties/ through TazatilM Lour,
Conscription, Laws Indemnity Laws, and
the. usual appliancesofdespotism in all a
fee- •The Democrats,. On,--the..eontrary,
mild that individual rights are Aup,eriOr to
,government, that 4111 , 30 power la derive&
from the of the pe st
Ment,is ~their creature, _their agent,.their
attorneyi and not ibeir rpleior oppressor,
.and is bound to zecnre the ends of justice
;alike .to the poor;_ and. the rich the weak
and-the strong. , „
2d...NVOtthereforti• pretest against &limo
terferenceby I the, •rederal authorities with
the reserved rights of the States, as tend
direetly,, ropke Ahem mere .deeen
denciis . s, -a eeetralized ,Oligarchy,and to, enslavement of the
• 6°l-r.Vir,4l-00titSt;.: atgainstjher arrest of
any pemon ;Without due : process of as
provided: tor. In the .itnepdtnents to,the
, •
ptotoot.ngskuutt any and AI iu-
Mirremziee, the: Cumititutiorud , 'rpm;
the.,lFrosawiancL, oUiS*cht_
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bittik. - t4 - .: ol tizen.9 l /4440 4 4 10 ,9#,* 4 *
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Conscription La% ins:,
nerds-414-600 of theAtates SOmontrot—
theo oiigiOlibliicluitwaialiVaaaa a ma./
net valueinf soittio offthelifOuf. the 11 . ;, , bit e
man, i rnikintrAti- itti4jinit dist - ine,tion be:
•tweeUllifricif and-die lioolviind"subjeet.
ink those : dnifted tii;the d4tradatioh of
being plaied nicanesnality _with negroe e
in Flttwatlity.
7t h . We protest aßainst the deception
practiced upon us,- in the name of the
Constitution, and Unipti L for the purpose
of plunginjrnts into. I%itt Tor abolition
I and disunion, the overthrow of the
Siateltightseand = -the-deg
radation - rofilie vrltito luau in , the level of
the negio: ' ' F ' • -
Bth. We, pretes4 against being !axed to
pnrohase-smifiee-negroes; : believing that
wilite•nien's muscles, white men'anineirs,
white men's sweat; and. Whiti men's ener
gies, nre too taluabte - to be consumed
and wasted upon a race unfitted 6y- Eta
-tare fof sey-government. •
0th..141 11,y, we protest against cany,
en►l all violitunt of the Constitution •ns
treason, whether the violator live in the
Worth or the South, the East or the West
or lir ther-Distriaxof Col =his,- :and the
font that he has sworn to sustain that in.
strnment, only adds to his crime the
guilt of perjaryiimd we' selemnly pledge
ourselves that we will oppose the election
of any nian to• any office whateyer, let
hint be called Democrat, Whig, Conser.
vative, Republican,, or Abolitionist, who
wily not - publicly declare his opposition to
the Abolition Negro•Repub hcan party
and their,p4nciples.,
Letter; from Liens. A. B. Johnson.
• SUFFOLK, Va" . May 24th, 1863.
DRAB --: It. is little I have to citron•
icle in war matters it Suffolk. -We have
hid a force of eight or ten thousand men.
engagedd in, taking tip the rails,Aor rather
Boarding R. R. men while they take them
up,) on the roads leading to. Petersburg,
Va. and Weldon, N. Q. Occasionally a
little skirmish has taken place during the
work, but nothing of • importance. We
are thus •securing about twenty miles of
R. R. Iron on two roads which otherwise
the enemy would soon .have secured.,
A' week ago last Saturday morning, I
Went out to where bur, forces *ere post
•ed, some . 18 miles distant, ,in company
with Dr. Band, Lient. Ontwater and Capt.
Stevenson. We, apprehended no kind of
,dinger on the way, although the country
ia,thickly wooded, affording good cover
for enemies. But we passed out all safe,
transacted our business, and at 6 p.' m.
thought of returning. Lient. 0. and my
rather:bungry, accepted an in
vitation to supper,"While Dr. H. and Capt.
S. rode forward, having been to supper
before us. In half an hour we started
and rode into Suffolk in a couple of hours,
but Dr. IL and Cott. S. hOd not a . rrived,
nor did they till this morning. Yesterday
morning, as I Minded at Fortress Monroe,
saw thothtg•of trace boat. arrive, , and
wondered whether any of •my friends
Were on it. As I stood.on the pier, I saw
the Dr. and Capt. S. Coming ashore in a
boat. You may rest assured that I was
glad to see them, as well as others to
know of their safety. G.
It seems from what - the Doct. says, that
they were captured bits party of 19 Ali&
sissippians when within a few miles of
Suffolk.' -TheDoctor had his borie killed
while attempting to escape, _bya tingle
shot. We heard a shot just at that point,
and they heard the tra!aip of. our horses,
and .fearing by the' noise that it was a
largeforce, got ont of the way, and -we
' My horse bas a faculty of making 'as
much noise as a dozen of horses when on a
gallop, and hence the alarm.:' But 'I sup
pose the truth of it is
„that• it"wasi not my
time to betaken . -The Don't, sayi - he f a red
as well saventilde eipeitekbut bad' en-
Paid Wiedozen for eggs, - and $1;-
15 forstigar: Exitharigettgreenbieks"
1 for of confederate scrip:
1 .!r1:01!',a/SWMIelmnut T° 1 ‘lr.
Warm Oi Crtuaett, in., May 24.
DiAn RIENDS ,am still driving
team, but ' the talk is that aloof us
-drivers have got tto our ceMpany,
in a very few ,days, and riegroes take our
placea.• There are negro drivers now in a
good maw of the trains. They get $25 per
month, and we whites get.sl3 per month.
That'is the way they "equal" theca with
us! I wish the negroes were all where
they belong, and yon hnineirell wham I
think that is. I also wish that all of John
'BroWn's 'legion 'of underground men had
been in the same car , : with him = when it
ran off tiot - i - trattreanplunk him down to
perdition. r mean the hiria in,en, of, that ,
party; fqr. thit. small mini like., sc" • '
your heighbore around - there do bat to-work wit
—but my IThAowris,that they will have to
use te different kind tor ='plifiter with sows
of their:men that are irk the army, or_they
wilt not' eat good for them when they get
I will give you a list of some our
-sick at = Windmill- Point llospital. Yolk
will knoW otthem:`A.W. Blaset
has been very iirgetting better
bear. - ).Warren . Whiteziaytherkv and
and Oscar Caswell, In our regiraenta
Hospitet _are i George `Strange, Stanley
WirnfreP itvid• Canfield and Pat; Iteetei t
Slime, are sick at their quarters ` _ in the
eampqkni-elate Ninahmatio• The
are 0044201m1 - in, ictlicotnigmy et, foe
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