Wyoming democrat. (Tunkhannock, Wyoming Co., Pa.) 1867-1940, February 26, 1868, Image 2

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    STbe democrat
•j '— J
Wednesday* Feb. 26, 1868.
syThe Democratic National Commit
tee which metal Washington a. lay or two
since, to determine the time ar.d place of
the next National Presidential Convention,
fixed the place at Tammany Had, New
York, and the time July 4th.
Stanton Removed—Refuses to go—Gen.
Thomas, his successor, Arrested—The
President to be Impeached—Old Thad.
inaugurating a National Buck Shot
War—The Rump kindling the flames of
Civil Strife.
On the 21st inst. President John.on is
sued an order removing lldwin M Sian
ton from his Cabinet and appointed Adjfl
taot Gen. Lorenzo Thomas as Secretary ot
War al interim. Stanton immediately
sent the order for this removal to the
House of Represeutalives. Radical Sena
tors and Representatives urged Stantou to
hold OD to the office iu defiance of the or
der for his removal. Gen. Thotnaa in
formed Stanton of his appointment and de
manded the surrender of the office and pa
pera. Stanton refused to do so. Kept in
the office all night—surrounded it bv a
double guard and his backers. A War
rant was procured on his affidavit and Gen.
Thomas was arrested for an attempted vi
olation of the civil tenure law. Thomas
was released on giving hail to answer the
charge. Thad. Stevens on Saturday re
ported a resolution impeaching the Presi
dent for High crimes and Misdemeanors,
fixing the hour of o o'clock on Monday for
the final vote.
At the appointed time on Monday all
debate was cut off and the I'resident was
formally impeached for high crimes and
misdemeanors by a vote of 126 ayes to 47
noes. Two members —Steward and Carey,
who on soma occasions vote with the ma
jority, on this occasion voted with the mi
nority. With these exceptions the vote
was a strict party one. It is asset ted that
the President will be tried before the Sen
ate and-removed from bis office within ten
da vs.
'The most intense excitement prevails at
the capital and in the country. Radical
Governors—among them Gov. Geary—
are sending to Congress assurances of their
support with troops The Constitutional
Cmmaoder-in-Clri< f of the Army and
Navy, it is said, will not be obeyed by
Gen. Grant nor the acting Department
Commander at Washington. The Presi
dent, it is said, will appeal to the Courts to
compel Mr. Stanton to show by what au
thority be holds the office.
The Johnson-Grant Correspondence.
We give the principal letters between the !
President and General Grant at full length,
but make an abstract, only, of the other let*
tera, which are a part of the correspondence,
as we have not the space for them entire.
1. General Grant to the President, Janu
ary 25th, 18G8. Asks for written instructions
not to obey any order from Mr. StantoD,
unless be knew it to be from the President :
asys be had said to the President, on receiv
ing the war office, that Mr. Stanton, if the
Senate did not concur in his suspension,
would have to appeal to the courts to rein
state biui ; but on a subsequent examination
of the Tenure of office Bill, he found that
be, Grant, could not continue to hold the
office, if the Senate refused to concur, with
out violating the law. Sates that he went
to the President and explained this view to
him, and that the President then said that
he had suspeuded Mr. S'antcn under hi
0 nstitulional authority : that there was
isme further conversation, and the President
said be would see him on Monday, but
he did not agree to call ; that he did not call
on Monday ; that he surrendered the office
to Mr. Stanton on Tuesday ; that the Presi
dent sent for him to come to the Cabinet
meeting, on Tuesday, to which he went ;
that the President then said to him that he,
Grant, had agreed to hold the office subject
to the decisi n of the ccurts, or that the
office should be surrendered to him, the
President ; "that the President might have
understood me the way he said, namely, that
1 promised to resign if I dw not resist the
reinstatement, I made no such promise "
2. The President to General Graut, Janu
ary 29th, 1808, instructs hint not to obey
any order from the War Department, as
sumed to be issutd by direction of the Pres
ident, unless such order is known by him,
Grant, to have been authorized by the Presi
3. The President to General Grant, Janu
ary 31st, 1808, states that in the presence of
five members of the Cabinet, on Tuesday,
the 14th instant, he, Grant, admitted that
he had agreed to resign thq office or hold it
subject to the decision of the Courts.
4. General Grant to the President:
STATES, WASHINGTON. 1). C. Feb. 3, 'OB. $
"7® llim tLrcellenry, Andrew Johnson, Pies
ide.rU <of the United Stales:
"Siz : I have the honor to acknowledge
the receipt of your communication of the 31-t
ultimo, in answer to mine of the 28'h ultimo.
After a earefut reading and comparison of it
with the artido in the National Intelligencer
of the Isth alumo, the article, over the in
itials 'J. B. S." in the New York World of
the 27th ultimo, purporting to be based upon
your statement and that of the members ol
the Cabinet thereiu named, 1 find it only to
be a reiteration, only somewhat inure in de
tail, of the insuy and gross misrepresentations
contained in thesearticles, and which my
statement of facta set forth in my letter of
the 25th ultimo, was intended to correct; —
•ml here reassert the correctness nf my state
ments in that letter, anything m yours rn re
ply to it to the contrary notwithstanding.—
I conies* my surprise that the Cabinet of
ficers referred to should so greatly misappre
hend the facts iu the matter of admissions
alleged to have been made by me at the Cab j
inet meeting on the 14th uit., as to suffer
their names to !>e made the basis of the
charges in the newspaper article referred to,
or agree to the accuracy, as you affirm they
do, of your account of what occurred at that
meeting. You know that we parted on Sat
urday, the lllh uit., without any promise on
my part, either expressed or implied, to the
effect that I would hold on to the office of
Secretary of War md interim against the ac
tion of the Senate, or declining to do so my
self would surrender it to you before such
action was had,or that I would sec you again
at any fixed time on the subject. The per
formance of the promise*, alleged to have
been made by me. would have involved a re
sistance of the law, and an inconsistency
with the whole history of my connection j
with the suspension of Mr. Stanton. From
oar conversation and my written protest of
August 1, 1867, against the removal of Mr.
Stanton you roust have known that my great
est objection to his removal was Ibe fear that
souie oue would be app"inted in bis stead j
who would, by opposition to the laws relat
ing to the restoration of the Southern Stales
to (heir proper relation to the government,
embarrass the army in the performance of the
duties especially imp sed upon it by the
laws, and thai it was to prevent such an ap
pointment that I accepted (he appointment of
Secretary of War ad interim, and notfor the
purpose of enabling you to get rid of Mr.
Stanton by my withholding it from bim in
opposition to the law or, not doing so myself
surrender to one, who, as the statements and
assumptions in you communication plainly in
dicate, wa sought; and it was to avoid this
danger a well as to relieve you from the per
sonal embarrassment in which Mr. Stanton's
resignation would plice you that I urged the
appointment of Governor Cox, believiug that .
it would be agreeable to you and also to Mr.
SttDton, satisfied as I was that it was the
good of the country BD4 not the office the
latter desired. On the 13th uit., in the pres- j
ence of General Sherman, I stated to you
that I thought Mr Sianton would resign,but
but did not say that 1 would sdvh-e him to :
do so. On the 18th I did agree with Gener-,
al Sherman to go and adcise him to that
course, and on the 19th 1 had an interview
alune with Mi. Sianton, which led me to the
conclusion that any advice lobini of this kind
would be useless, and so informed General
Sherman. Before I consented to advise Mr.
Stanton to resign I understood from bun, in
a conversation on the subject immediately
after bis reinstatement, that it was his opin
ion that the Ml "f Congress entitled "an act
temp rarily to supply vaJHucic* in 'he Exec
utive department in certain cases,*' approved
February, 20,1863, was repealed bj subse
quent legislation, which materially influenced
my action. Previous to this time I had no
doubt that the law of 1863 was still in force,
and not withstanding my action a fuller exam
auiination of the law leaves a question in ray
mind whether it is or is not rejiealed. This
being the case I could not now advise hts
resignation,lest the same danger I apprehend
ed trom his first removal might follow. The
course you would have it understood 1 agreed
to pursue was in violation of law, and that
without orJers from you, while the course 1
did pursue, and which I never doubted you
fully understood, was not in disobedience to
any order* of my *uperior.
And now Mr. President, when my honor
a* a soldier and integrity as a man have been
j so violently assailed, pardon me for saying
' that I can but regard this whole matter, from
j beginning to end. as an attempt to invoice
j me in the resistance of laic lor which you
I hesitated to assume the responsibility, in or
der thus to destroy my character before the
country. lamiu a measure confirmed in
this conclusion by your recent orders direct
ing me to disobey order* from the Secretary
of War, my superior and your subordinate,
without having countermanded his authority
I am to disobey.
With assurance, Mr. President, that noth
ing less than a vindication of my personal
honor and character could have induced this
correspondence on my part, I have the honor
to be, very respectfully, your obedient serv
ant, U- S. GHAUT, General.
5. The President to Genera! Grant :
"GENERAL : The extraordinary character
of your letter of the 3d instant, would seem
to preclude any reply on my part. But the
manner in which publicity has been given to
the correspondence of which that letter form
ed apart, and the grave questions which are
involved, induce me to take this mode of
giving, as a proper sequel to the communica
iions which have pased between us, the
statement of the five members of the Cabinet
who w?re present on the occasion of our con
versation of 'he 14th uit. Copies of the let
ters which they have addressed to ine upon
the subject are accordingly herewith eticloa
j ed.
•'You speak of my letter of the 31st ult.
as a reiteration of the many and gross mis
representations contained in certain newspa
per articles, and reassert the correctness of 1
the statements contained in your communica
tion of the 28'h ult., adding, and here f give
your own word", anything in yours in reply
to it to the contraty notwithstanding. When
ever a coutroversary upon matters of fact
reaches the point to which this his been bn.'t
further assertion or denial between the irn*
meaia'e parties should cease,especially where l
upon either side it loses the character of the
respectful discussi n which is required by
the relator in which the parties stand to j
each-other, and degenerates in tone and tem
per. In such a esse, if there is nothing to i
rely upon but the opposing statements, con
elu'ioiis mu-t be drawn from these state-;
mcnts alone, and from whatever intrinsic
probabilities they afford in favor of or against
either of the parties. I should not shrink
from this test in the controversy ; but for
tunately. it is not lett to this test alone
There were five Cabinet officers present ai
ihe conver-aiion, (he details of which, in my
letter ol the 28'h ult,, you allow yourself to j
ay contains many and gross misrepresenta
Hons. The-e gentlemen heard that conveisa
lion, and have read my statement. They j
speak for themselves, and I leave the proof
without a word of comment.
"1 deem it proper, before concluding this
communication, to notice some of the state- !
incuts contained in your letter. You say
lhat a performance ot the promises alleged to j
have been made by you to the President
would have involved a resistance to law and
an inconsistency with the whole history of i
u>y connection wiih the suspension of Mr. 1
Stanton. You then state that you had fears 1
ioat the Presideut would, on the removal ol :
Mr. Stanton, appoint some one in his place
who would embarrass the ariuy in carrying
out the reconstruction acts, and said : Mi
was to prevent snch an appointment that I
accepted the office of Secretary of War ad ,
interim and not for Ihe put pose of enabling '
you to get rid of Mr. Sianton, by tny with-1
ho..jug it from niio in opposition to law, oi
not doing so myself, surrendering it to one
who would as ihe statements and assumptions
in your communication plainly indicate was
of all, you were advised that, from
the very beginning of what you term the
whole history of your connection with Mr.
btan'.oa'a suapenaion, you iniBUd to it
cumvent the President. It was to carry out
that intent that you accepted the appoint
ment. it was ID your mind at the time of
your acceptance. It was not, then, in obedi
ence to the order of your superior, as has
! heretofore been supposed that you assumed
j the duties of the office. You know it was
the President's purpose to prevent Mr. Stan
ton from resuming the office of Secretary of
War, and you intended to defeat that pur
: pose. You sceepied the office not in the in
terest of the President, but of Mr. Stsntoti
"If this purpose, so entertained by you,had
been confined to yourself; tf, when accepting
the office, you had done so with a mental
reservation to frustrate the President, it
would have been a tacit deception. In the
: ethics of some persons such a course is allow
able, but rou cannot stand even upon that
questionable ground. l'ha history of your
connection with this transaction, as written
by yourself, places you in a difficult predica
ment, and ahows that you not only concealed
| your design from the President, but induced
; bira to suppose that you would carry out hi*
purpose to keep Mr. Stanton out of office by
retaining it yourself after an attempted res
-1 toration by the Senate, so as to require Mr.
Stanton to establish hi* right by judicial de
"I now give that part of this history as
written by youraell in you letter of the 28tb
uit.,, 'Some lime after I assumed the duties
••f Secretary of War ad interim, the Presi
dent asked tne my views as to the course
Mr. Stanton would have to pursue in ca*e
the Senate should not concur in his auspen*
j sion, to obtain possession of his office. My
reply was in substance: 'that Mr. Stanton
would have to appeal to the Courts to rein
state him, illustrating my position by cit
ing the ground I had taken in the case of the
1 Baltimore Police Commissioners.'
"Now at this time, as you admit in yoor
letter of the 3J inst., you held tho office for
j the very object of defeating an appeal to the
Courts. In that letter you say that in ac
cepting the office, one motive was to prevent
, the President from appointing some other
person who would reiam possession, and
thus make judicial proceedings necessary.—
j You know the President was unwilling to
: trust the office with any one who would not,
|by holding it, compel Mr. Stanton to resort
ito the Courts. You perfectly understood
that in this interview, some time after you
. accepted the t ffice, the President, not Ccutent
with your silence, desired an expression of
your views, and you answered him that Mr.
Stanton would have to appeal to the C-.urta.
"If the President had refused confidence
before he knew your views, and that c >nfi>
dence had been violated, it might have been
' said he made a mistake, but a violation of
j confidence refused after that conversation
! was no mistake of his or of yours. it is the
j past only that needs be sia'ed. That at the
date of this conversation you did not intend
' hold the office with the purpose of forcing
Mr. Stanton intoCmrt, but did not hold it
then, and had accepted u 10 prevent that
! course from being carried out.
"In other words, you said to the President,
that is the proper course, and you said to
yourself : 1 have accepted this office, and
now hold it to defeat that course. The ex
cuse you make in a subsequent paragraph of
that loiter of the 28'h ultimo, that after
! wards you changed your views as to what
would be a proper course, has nothing to do
with the point now under consideration. The
point is that bef-re you changed your views
you had secretly determined to do the very
ihing which at last you did—surrender the
j ffice to Mr. Stanton.
"You may have changed your views as to
1 the law, but }ou certainly did not change
j your views as to the course you had marked
i .ml for yourself from the beginning. I will
duly notice one more statement in your lei
j ier of the 2d inst.: that the pet formance nf
, the promises which, it is alleged, were made
by you, would have involved you in the resis
[ lance ol law. 1 know of no statute that wo'd
have been violated had you, in carrying out
your promises in good laith, tendered your
resignation when you concluded not to be
j made a party in any legal proceedings,
j "You add :'lam in a measure confirmed
in this conclusion by your recent orders, di
i recting me to disobey oiders from the Sec
-1 rotary of War, my superior and your subor
dinate, without having countei ntanded his
i authority to issue the orders 1 am to dis
! obey.'
"On the 24:h uit. you addressed a note to
t the President, requesting in writing an order
given to you verbally five days before to dis
" regard order* from Mr. Sianton, as Secretary
i of War, until you knew from the President
i! himself that they were hi* ordets. On the
> 1 27th, to compliance with your request, I did
give you instructions in writing not to obey
' any any order from the War Department as
f; summed to be issued by the direction of the
• President, unless such order was known by
i the General commanding the armies of the
L United States to have been authorized by the
• Executive. There are some order* which s
• I Secretary of War may issue without the au
t i thority of the President. There are others
! which he issues simply a* the agent tf the
President, and which purport to be by direc-
tion of the President. For such orders the
President is responsible, and he should there
fore know and understand what they are be
' fote giving such directions.
"Mr. Stanton states in his letter of the 4'h
inst. which accompanies the published cor
respondence, that he had bad no correspon
dence with the President since the 14ih ot
August last, and he further says that since
he resumed (tie duties ol the office he had
j continued to discharge them without any
l personal or written communication with the
President ; and he adds : 'No orders have
been issued from this Department in the
j name of the President with my knowledge,
1 and I have received no orders from him.' It
I thus seens that Mr. Stan'on now discharges
the duties of the War Department without
any reference to the President, and without
using his name.
'My oader to you had only reference to
orders assumed to be issued by direction of
the President. It would appear fiotn Mr.
Stanton's letter lhat you have received no
such orders from htm. However, in your
note to the President of the 13th ult., in
i which you acknowledge the receipt of the
; w niten order of the 29th ult., you say that
| you have been informed by Mr. Stanton that
( he has not received any order limiting his
authority to i-sue orders to the army .accord
tng to the practice of the Department, and
siate that,'wiiile this authority to the War
! Departmert is not countermanded, it will be
satisfactory evidence to me that any orders
| issued from the War Deiariinenl by direc
tion of the President are authorized by the
j "The President issues an order to you to
obey no order from the War Department,
purporting to be made by the direc ion of
! i he President, until you have referred to him
' for his approval. You reply that you have
received the {'resident's order, and will not
obey it, but will obey an older purporting to
be given by his direction, if it comes from the
j War Department. You will not obey the
! order of the President, but you will obey his
i indirect order. If. as y..u say,there has been
j a practice in the War Department to issui*
orders in the name of the President, without
his direction, does not the precise order you
have requested and received change the prac
j iice aa to the General of the Army 1 Could
' not the President couniermand any such or
; der issued to you from the Wr Department?
If you should receive an order from that P)e
--| partmtna, isucd in the Dame of the Presi
dent, to do a special act, and an order direct-
If from the President himself not to d • the
act, ia there a doubt which you are to obey ?
You answer the question when you say to
the President in your letter on the 3<l inst ,
'The Secretary of War is my superior and
you subordinate.'
"Without further comment upon the in
aubordinate attitude which you have assum
ed, lam at a losa to know how you can
relieve yourself from obedience to the ordera
of the Preaident, who is made by the Const!
lotion the Commander in Chief of the Army
and Navy, and is, therefore, the official su
perior as well of the General of the Army as
the Secretary of War. Hespeci fully yours,
"General U. S. Grant, cantmandiDZ the ar
mies of the United States, Washington,
D. C."
6. Tbo President's circular fo the Cabinet:
"WASHINGTON, D. C., Fob 5,1868. $
"SIR : The Chronicle OL this morning con-*
tains a correspondence between tho Presi
dent and General Grant, reported from the
War Department, in answer to a resolution
of the House of Representatives, I beg to
call your attention to that correspondence,
and especially to that fart of it which refers
to the conversation between the President
and General Grant in the Cabinet meeting
on Tuesday, the 14th o' January, and to re
quest you to s'ate what was said,in that con
versation. Very Respectfully.
7. The Secretary o r the Navy to the Pres
ident, February sth, 1868, snys : "The main
points specified in that letter, giving your
recollection of the conversation, are correct
ly state!."
8. The Secretary of the Treasury to the
President, Feb. 6th 1868, says :
"I cannot undertake to state the precise
language used, but I have no hesitation in
saying that your account of that conversa
tion, as given iu your letter to General Grant
under daale of the 31st nit., substantially,aud
in all important particulars, accords witn my
recollection of it."
9. The Postmaster General to the Presi
dent, February 6th, 1868, states, that Gen
eral Grant admitted that he had agreed to
remain at the head of tho War Department
until the issue was decided by the Courts, or
to resign the office into the hands of the
10. The Secretary of the Interior to the
President, Feb. 6th 1868, states, in substance
the ssuie as the Postmaster General.
11. The Secretary of Siate to the Presi*
<lnt, February 6th, 1868, states that the
President said to General Grant that it was
his understanding that Grant was to held
office until the Courts settled the matter,
or that be, Grant, would resign to him, but
that Grant's admissions to the President
were rather indirect and circumstantial, and
that it was not an evasive reply.
12. Extract from General Grant's letter
of Feb. ll h, 1868, to tie President :
"SIR : I have the honor to acknowledge
the receipt of your communication ot the
tenth, accompanied by the statements of your
Cabinet Ministers, of their recolleplion of
what occurred in Cabinet meeting OH the 14'
of January. Without admitting anything
Contained in these statements where they
differ irom anything heretofore staled by me,
I propose to notice only that portion ot your
communication wherein I am charged with
insubordination. 1 think it will be plain to
the reader of my letter of the 30 ti of Jaiui
ary, that 1 did not propose to disobey any
legal order of the President distinctly givt n,
but only gave an iiiternietation of what wo'd
be regarded as satisfactory evidence of the
President's sanction to orders communicated
by the Secretary of War."
Letter from the South.
The following letter sent us by a subscriber for
publication will be read with interest by many of
our readers. The writer is sound on the African
question beyond a doubt:
HAYWOOD, Chatham Co., N. C., ?
February 11th, 1868 j
DEAR Slß: —Your favor of the sth inst. was this
day received, making certain inquiries which I take
pleasure in answering, as far as I can give facta at
this time, and will endeavor to collect all the infor
mation desired from those having farming lands
ready opened and wish to sell, and will write you
again at an early day
Therefore I will commence with this immediate
vicinity. Haywood is a village of about 30 families
pleasantly situated at the head of the Cape fear
River i very healthy, water excellent—good male
and femaie schools—2 or 3 good churches ; only one
Store now, formerly supported several. No good
mechanics, except two shoemakers and a saddle and
harness maker. 1 have always been of the opinion
that this would be a good opening for wagon, car
riage and cabinet makers, or manufacturers of plows,
Ac., needed by farmers, as there is any quantity of
Ash, Hickory, Poplar, Wilnut, Oak, Gum, Maple,
Ac., suitable —which can be had very low. We
have no money now to buy anything beyond the
necessaries of life. But just as soon as this section
is blest with a good crop, tin farmers will have
means again, and with prospects of having 3 or 4
Railroads running very soon to the Coal Fields near
this place, now is the time to buy, real estate here
At least a man can live here very cheaply. Houses
with 6 to 8 rooms aDd a half acre of land, out
houses, Ac., can be rented for 75 to 8100 p-er year
Fuel costs very little. Good building lots can be
brought, containing J to 1 acre, from 25 to 8100,
and the very best Pitch Pine lumber can be had for
10 to 815 per thousand, and other material in pro
portion. I know a little farm of 120 acres, about 15
cleared—good creek low grounds and uplands suited
tothegowtbof cotton, corn, wheat, oats and rye,
fruits and grajies, or root crops, which can be bought
for $5 per acre cash. Another on Haw river, about
400 acres, good land, about 100 cleared, comfortable
buildings, excellent fruit lauds, which can be had
for 82C00. One of 60 acies, good small grain t arm,
nearly all open, new frame dwelling with 5 rooms, a
Tan Yard nearly new, 8 or 10 vats, necessary out
houses, excellent apple land—price 8900. This a
good opening also for practical tanners. Dry hides
can be had here in any quantities for 12| to 15 cts.
per pound.
I I have myselt a never failing water power on
Deep river—permanent dam already erected, which
lam anxious to sell, lease, or put in as stock
iin a cotton or wool factory. The neatest es
i tablUhuient ot that kind is 30 miles off. There is
considerable cotton and wool grown here, I would
also furnish a location and join any suitable, sober
i industrious man with a little capital, in starting a
I Foundry for the manufacture of agricultural imple
i meats here I know this would bo a paying bust
j Qess. Have you any good men anquaintod with the
above branches tuat would like to come South. I
I know a scclion a few miles South of this, in Moore
county, where 20 or 30,000 acres of lauii can be had
for 1 to f'2 per acre, a One stock range, end equal to
1 any in the State for fruit and grapes- easily cultiva
j ted. Produces cotton, com. oats, rye and potatoes
finely with a little improvement. Heavy Pine
growth, immediately on the sutvey of the Railroad
trom Charleston, S. C to the Cbatbain Coal Fields.
| Sheep husbandry would certainly pay here, aa very
| little or no feed is necessary in winter.
I would respectfully suggest to those wishing to
make [permanent investment here, to send out some
practical business man to view the country. Then
they could see for themselves the many advantages
this section offers to industrious citizens from Nortb
ern States. Should- you or any ot your friends con
clude to act upon my suggestion, come to Raleigh,
thence by X. C. Railroad to Cory, 8 miles west of
that place, where they will find a daily line ot stages
to this place. Come te my house, ana I will take
pleasure iu showing the surrounding country to any
man who thinks white men arc as good as Negroes
and prefers their company to beastly Afiicans. —
Every gentleman who goes into a strange communi
ty, of course wishes to be respected and treated as
such—and I know all Southern communities—are
anxious fcr northern capital aod labor to come to
their cheap lands-if they come as honest white men
should—to unite with the Anglo Saxon race in mak
ing this once more a happy anJ prosperous country
ruled by white men. But a white skin from the
North, making his appearance here in the company
of Niggcre -and endeavoring to array them agairis
their white neighbors, and making the ignorant fouls
believe that the whole Government belongs to them
—need not be surprised if gentlemen pass them bj
as filthy birds, who probably left a foul nest at home.
Would bo pleased to hear from you again.
I am Very Respectfully.
SUTTON WELCH—Feb. 6, 1?68, by Rev. J. F.
Wilbur, Mr. John Su'tou to Mis* Esther Aon
Welch, both of S'pringviile, Susq'a Co., Pa,
ALGER- LYMAN—OiI the l'.'th iust ,by Rev. J F
Wilbur, Mr. Elmer Alger to Miss Jaaetta N. Ly
man, both of Auburn, Susq'a Co,, Pa.
PH fLLTPS—CRAWFORD—On tha lith inst., by
Rev. J. F Wilbur, Mr. Charles R Phillips to Miss
Rosette L Crawford, both oi Washington, Wyo
ming County Pa.
JONES— BROADBENT- On the 19th iast. by Rev.
J. F. Wilbur, Mr. Henry C. Jones, of Factoryvilte.
Wyoming County, Pa., to Miss Sophia A. Broad-
Lent of Clinton, Wyo. Co., Pa.
BAKER—SIIOOK—In Mehoopany on the 20th inst.
by the Rev. J. Jayue. Mr Royal E. Baker, of
Forkston, to Miss CbrUtena R Shook, of Monroe.
WALTER—CASKET—In Mehoopany on the 6th
iust, by Kev. J. S. B. M. Walter, of
West Franklin, Bradford Co., to 11. £ Caskey, of
MILLER-TILLMAN-On the 15th inst., at the
house of the bride's father, hy Emil Vorchheimer.
Esq. Mr. John Miller, of West Pittston, to Misi
Sarah Tillman, of Tunkhannock
ALBRIGHT—BODLB-At tb residence of the
bride's father in Eaton, Peb'y 19. by the Rev R S.
R..<se, G. W. Albright Esq-of Lackawarna.to Miss
Jennie Bo Jle, of the above mentioned place.
FT With the above notice we received from the
fair Bride, a splendid cake; (or which we tender her
our kindest regards, and most sincere hopes that the
silken chords may never prove irksome bonds ; —that
the realities of life may be as bright as a yonthful
vision ; and that she, may always harj the where
withal to manufacture such cakes.
Jlfiu 3bimlisfmfiits.
N OTICE it hereby given that, ip pursuance of an
order of the Orphans' Court of Wyoming Co..
directed to the undersigned (Ju.irdian of the minor
chil iten of George 8 Tutton. dec'J, he will expose
to public sale on Friday the 2''tb day of March.
1569, at one o'clock P M . for cash, all that certain
lot, piece or parcel of land situate in Tunkhannock
township, county aforesaid, ani described as iolinws:
Beginning at a corner on Ea-t ride of public toad
leading to Montrose and at the South Wee corner of
land oi Thos Osttrboof. thence East along the line
of saij Osterhout's land to a corner. Lan 1 of Benja
min Stetuples ; thence South on a line of Said Stem
pi< s to the North East corner of lands of Samuel
-Stark ; thence West along the tine of said Slark to
the sail put lie road, and thence North along the
East -i le of saii roud to tue place of beginning ;
containing twenty-five acrs of land, more or less,
with the appurteD.inces, Ac., with one small house,
and other improvements thereon, late the estate of
(t. S Totton in said order name.d and to be sol i at
the Court House in Tunkhannock Borough at the
time above stated, to tie highest and best bidder.
CHARLES J HENRY, Guardien, Ac.
BY virtue of a writ of Fieri Farias to me direct
ed. there will he exposed to public sale at the
Court House in Tunkbar.nock, Wyoming Co., Fa.,
SATURDAY, MARCH 14th, '69, at 1 O'CLOCK P .W
All the right, title and interest of the defendant in
and to that certain piece, parcel or tract of laud sit
uate and being in the township of Nicholson, Wyo
ming County, Pennsylvania, hounded and described
as follows, to wit: On the North by land of George
Candee, East by land of Wot. Hay lor. South by land
of Alfred Widerman, and West by land of Fiovd
Sprague and Levi Pedrick, containing about thirty
six acres of land more or less, aliout twenty acres
thereof improved, with one frame house, one small
barn, and a small apple orchard and other fruit trees
thereon wiib the appurtenances.
Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Alfred
Widerman vs, Norman Sprague and G. 14. Sprague
And will be sold for cash onlv by
M. W.'DEWITT. Sheriff.
Sheriffs Office, Tunk., Feb. 25, 1963n29w3
BY virtue of a writ of Fieri Facias to me directed
there will be expose ! to public sale at the Court
House in Tunkhanoek, Wyoming County, Pa.
ON SATFRDAY, MARCH 14, '6B, at 1 o'clock T M.
All the right, title and interest of the defendant in
and to that certain piece, parcel or tract of land sit
uate and being in the township of Braintriui, Wyo
ming County, Pennsylvania, bounded and described
as follows, to wit : On the North by land of Win. S
Hall, East by land of James Doolittle, South by
land of the heirs of Charles Keeney, deo'd. and West
by land ot Henry Wilson, containing about nine anl
one-fourth acres of land, more or less All improved,
with one frame dwelling house, one cow shed, one
ling pen, and one 6inall apple orchard and some oth
er fruit trees thereon, with the Appurtenances.
Seized and taken in execution at the suit of C. P.
Miller vs. Jacob F. Hall and Wm S. Hall.
And will be sold for cash onlv by
M. W DEW ITT, Sheriff.
Tunk., Feb. 25, 1969n29w3
BY virtue of a writ of Fieri Facias to me directed
there will be exposed to public sale at the Court
House in Tuukhannock, Wyoming County. Pa.,
ON SATURDAY, MARCH 14. '63, at 1 o'clock P.M.
The following described piece, parcel or tract of
land sitna'e in the township of Overfield, County of
W younng and State of Pennsylvania, bounded as
1 follows : Beginning at a p.at and stones in the cen
tre of the road in Buckley's line, thence atoug the
satno South 43j decrees West 34 and tour-tenth ]>er
ches to a post and stones ; thence North 464 degrees
West sixty-one porches to a post in lino of Harvey
'■ lot, thence along the same North 43J degrees East
54 and four-tenth perches to the road, tbenco along
the same South 464 degrees West sixty-one percbos
to the place of beginning; containing twtnty acres
and lIH perches be the same more or less, about ten
acres thereof improved, with a small plank house
thereon with the appurtenances
Seized and t .ken m execution at the suit of Whit
ney Leonard, u-o of Uiles Leonard vs. Philip Pat
j rick
i And will be sold for cash only by
M W. DEW ITT, Sheriff.
I Tunk., Feb. 25, 'G3n29w3.
A Physiological View oi" Marriage,
Containing Nearly Three Hundred Pages
And 130 fin. plates end engravings of the
Anatomy of the Human Organs in a stte of Health
! and Disease, with a treatise on Eatly Errors, its l>e
, plorable Consequences upon the mind and body,
with the Author's Plan of Treatment—-the only ra
tional and successful mode ot t'ure, us shown l.y the
l report of cases iroaied. A Iru'hful adviser to the
married and those contompl iting marriage, who en
tertain ooubts of the;; physical condition. Sent free
of postage to any address, on receipt ot' 23 cents in
i stamps or portal currency, by addressing DR LA
t CROIX, No. 31 Maiden Lane, Albany, N. Y. 'he
author may be consulted upon any of the diseases
upon which his hook treats, either pereonall or by
mail. Medicinesfent.jo any £-vrt of tho werld, GPP
HOUSE BUILDERS and other*,' will find a fall
enpply of
Jkor Sale at Tun k hannor k <
Thi* LUMBER, which was manufactured at Walt
man'i Steam Saw Mill in Bradford county, it of the
best quality and well seasoned.
Boards will dress to inch. Plank to II and 2
inches in thickness-
Bayers wishing their lumber planed, matched.
As., will find Planing Mills at ibis place to do the
work. Eor particulars consult
Tunkhannock, Jan. 1, 1068.
Worth of WHE AT,
and OATS,
• in exchange for
Flour Sc Feed, Meal &. Bi an,
COAL, large and imall sitea,
which I offer
fur sale cheap
for Cash,
or produce
taken in exchange,
at the oIJ stanl. formerly occupied by Wheeloek, on
( Bridge Street.
Tunkhannock, Pa Dec, 3, 1867-v7nlß-tf.
I _
vision, (Wyoming County) half a mile north of
Wall's Hotel, Montrose Street, at the late resiUeuee
ot Hon H P Little
IK.A AVERY' Assistant Assessor,
7th Division 13th District
Tunkhannock. Dec 2, 1867i7n19ai3
HAVING lately opened a Stove and Tin Stor in
the übove named place, we are prepared to fur
aisb at the lowest possible prices. Cooking and Par
lor Stoves of the best patterns for both wi-od and
coal; Tin, Sheet Iron, Copper and Hrars Ware of ail
descriptions. Lanterns. S.id Irons. Enameled Kettles
and Stew Pans. Lead Pipe. Coal Hods. Hollow Ware,
Stove Polish, and all articles usually found in a
first-class Tin store.
EAVE GUTTERS and Conductor" put up cn short
notice In the Pes' possible manner
REPAIRING of all kinds, such as Kerosene
Lamps, Cm ore 11 as, Ac , Ac., neatly and promptly ex
ecuted. HIGH | rices paid for Old Copper, Brass,
Lead and Rags Give us a call
Meboopmy. Feb. 18, 1563. —dm
WHEREAS my wife. I.ucin.la, has left my bed
and board without just canse or provocation, this is
! therefore to forbid all persons harboring or trusting
her on my see unt, us I will pny no debts of her
contracting J. A. ROSE.
Monroe, Pa., Feb 13, 1568u25w3
POUND, ,r can be
Wells ard J. W. Rhoads.
-Tut.khanrock, Penn'a. and
; Till u 8 • o, ' ltr ( ' r t
- " *■ *- uienl stands unrivalled,
1 and is the best, cbeaoest, most powerful Liniment
| ever offered to the public, for uian or horse.
It has been used for many u ire in Englard. by
the leading barriers, and they have had the greatest
success with it of any licitneut ever used for the cure
of horses
Those who have horses that are sweer.if d or lame,
have swelled joints, sprains, bruises, old sores, flesh
cuts, collar galls, <J-e , should try this Liniment and
they will be convinced that it is superior to all other
known preparations
If it does not give good satisfaction, return the
' bottle half full, sdJ your money will bo refunded.
Put up in conveuient form, and sold by all Drug
gists and Storekeepers at 60 cents a bottle.
Don't fail to call for the Great English Sieeeney
Middletown, N. V.. Feb. IS, 1963-tf.
Is hereby Riven, that I have placed in possession ;
of Nuiiuel Dailey Jr., on' pair of steers, to be kept
by him duririß toy will and pleasure— all persons are
forbid molesting or interfering with the same.
Overfield Pa..Oct. 7th 1867-v7nlotf
VI7JIEREA.S Letters of Administration ouihees-
V V tate of Christian Hush, late of Washington
township, in Wyoming County, deceased have been |
granted to the subscriber. All persons indebted to
slid estate are requested to make immediate pay
ment, and those having claims agai. at said estate
will present them duly authenticated for settlement
to the subscriber at Mehnop.my
Mehoepnny, Jan. 27, '63.
FRANZ FIERBTEIN, an indented apprentice,
ran away from the subscriber about the Ist iust. j
All persons are forb'd harboring or trusting him on j
my account, as I will pay no debts contracted by j
him. Sot une rent reirurd will be paid for his ap- j
preheneiou and return to uie.
Tunkhannock Pa., Feb. 12. 1969.
THE undersigned having beet) appointed by the
Orphan's Court of Wyoming County an Auditor
to distribute the funds in the hands of he Adminis
trator of the estate of Henry Me tea If, deceased : will
attend to the duties of his appointment at his office
in Tunkhantionk Borough on Thursday, March Pith,
1868, at 1 o'clock P. M, at which time and place
all persons interested in said distribution are reques
ted to present their claims or be debarred from coin
ing in tor a share of said fund
J. B. RHODES, Auditor.
Tuukhannock, Feb 10, 1868n27w3
NOTICE is hereby given that my wife, Sybil, has
left my lied and board without any reasonable
cause or provocation. These are therefore to forbid
any person or persons trusting or harboring her
; on my account, as I will pay no charges of her coti
; tncting after this date AMOS F. HOBB3.
Forkston. Fch i 0 1869 n27w3
THE Copartnership heretofore existing between
R. J Hnllook and S R. Ferrel of Meshoppen,
has this day been dissolved by mutual consent. The
| books and accounts will be settled by R. J. llallock,
j who will keep up a stock of general merchandise
and solicits the patronage of the publio, at the old
i stand.
i Mtshoppen, Pa„ Feb. 16, '68.-n29w3
Ready made
H. educed,
IfMyiM!] i
(Succetsor of Straus A Redlich.)
Hiving purchased the interest of Straus, is now en
abled to sell
II.ATS, Ac.. Ac.
Than can be fuund elsewhere
for the same kind and quality.
My stock is new and complete.
He respectfully invites the people of Tunkhannock
and vicinity te give their attention before making
purchase elsewhere. •
Remember the place
Tunkbamioek, Jan. 1, 136 a .
THE Commissioners of Wyoming County have
fixed upon the following days anl places for
bearing appe,lis from the Assessor's (Triennial) as
sessment of 1968, to wit:
Exeter and i Feb. 2d, at the house of Levi
Nortbuireland. $ Winters in Noithmorcland.
Monre, Feb. 25, at the house of John Wall, M nroe.
Eaton, Feb. 2t>, at the b.use of Peter Stroh. Eaton.
Forkston and ) Feb. 27. at the house of 11. Hitch-
North Branch $ cock. Forkston.
W.ndham. Feb. 2S, at the house of H. Graves in
Mehoopany. Feb. 29, at the house of C. L Y'aughn
in Mehoopany
Braintrim March 2, at the house of H W. Dowd
ncy, Laoeyvilb-
Meeboppen, March 3d. at the bouse of Win. H..
Cortiight in Mesboppen.
Washington, M ircii 4, at the house of Jacob Kint
ner, Russell Hill.
Lemon. Maich 5, at the house of Benj. P. Carver,
in Lemon.
Nicholson, March 6. at the house of E. N. Bacon's
old Stand, Nicholson
Clinton. March 7, at the house of S. C. Matbewson,
Factory villc.
Cverfii Id, March 9. at the School House near
Falls, M •>rch 10. at the boose of Jacob Townseod,
Tunkanno. k Twp , ) Mar h 11th, at the Court
" B ro - , $ House io Tunkhannock Bore.
The Commnencners wish it distinctly understood,
that they will close their appeals in e;t< h township,
it "J o'clock P M.. in order to give them sufficient
time to reach their next uppointment the same ere.
All parsons having business with the Commissioners
will govern themselves accordingly.
(By order ol Commissioners )
WM F. TERRY. Clerk.
Commissioners' Office Tunk\ Feb, 11, '69.
IS hereby given that lam abut to apply to the
Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
to pardon me the un x) ired portion or term of my
sentence upon . onviction of assault. Ac., with intent
to wound, Ac , at the November term, 1867, of the
Court of Quarter Sessions of Wvomiog C iuntv
Tunkbvnn >ck, Feb 5, 1869.u27w2
BY virtue of a writ of Fieri Facias to me directed
there will be exposed to Public Sale at the
Court House, in Tunkhannock, Wyoming Co,, I'a.,
SATURDAY, FEB 29th, '63. at 1 o'clock P. M
All the right, title and interest of the defendant in
and to that certain piece parcel or tract of land sit
uate and being in the township ot Nicholson, YYyo
uiing County, Pennsylvania, bounded and described*
as follows, to wit : tin the North by land ot Frank
Miller, on the East by land of Tobias Miller and
Samuel Wheeler. South by land of J iuies Brown,
and West by land of S lomon Sisoo, containing fifty
acres more or less, with about thirty-five acres there
of improved, with one frame dwelling house thereon,
oue cow shed, a young apple orchard and other fruit
trees thereon, with the appurtenances.
Seised and taken in execution at the suit of An
drew Gordinier vs. Christopher Ward
Aud will be sold fur cash only bv
M. W. DEW ITT, Sheriff.
Sheriff's Office. Tunk . Feb. 10, 1963.
\ LL persons indented to the estate of John Gard-
S\ nor, late of the township of funkhannock, de
ceased, are required to make immediate payment:
and ail persons having claims or demands sgainst
said cstare, are requested to make kuown the same
to the subscribers, or one of thein without dally.
P. 11 GARDNER. Ex'r,
Clifford. 3usq'a Co., Pa.
L M. GARDNER, Executrix.
v7n24w6 Tuukhannock, Pa.
Jan. 10, 1863,
WHEREAS Letters of Administration upon the
estate of Samuel Carey, late of Northmore
land township, dee'd, have begn granted to the sub
scriber. All persons indebted to said estate are re
quest ed to imike immediate payment, and those hav
ing claims against the same will present them to the
underdgnea July authenticated tor settlement.
J. M CAREY, Adm'r.
Northtnoreland, Feb. 3. lS6Bn26wti
"IT7HEKEAS, letters of administration on the es-
YY tate of Peter T. Miller, late of Nicholson
township, doe'd, have been granted to the subscri
bers All persons indebted to said estate are re
quired to make payment by the Ist of April, 1868;
and those having demands against the said estate
are required to present them duly authenticated for
settlement by April Ist. 1868*
Kieboieon, Jan. 30, 1868.—n24w6
STATES lor the Western District of Pennsylva
j nia. In matter of Riley Sickler, Bankrupt.
To whom it mi y Concern : The undersigned here
by gives uotiee of I is appointment as Assignee of
I Riley Sickler. of Falls township in the county of
| Wyoming and Mate of Pennsylvania, within said
■ District, who has been adjudged a Bankrupt on his
, own petition by the Distrirt Court of a:d District
Dated Falls township the 22J day of February A.
D. 1863
n29 PERRY COLVIN, Assignee.
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