Pennsylvania daily telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1857-1862, July 17, 1862, Image 2

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Forever float that standard sheet!
Where breathes the foe but falls beforeno,
With Freedom's soil beneath our feet,
And Freedom's banner streaming o'er us.
Thursday Afternoon, July 17,1889.
In looking over the delegates to the Union
Convention which assembled in this city to
day, we were struck with the combined respect
ability and talent which composed that assem
blage, and the Tan spirit of harmony which
distinguished its deliberations. It was a gath
ering of men imbued with the importance, of
the times, and not merely a convention of men
attracted to Harrisburg for the purpose of plot
ting and counterplotting to control the patron
age of the government. Such a work was ac
complished by the Tory convention which dis
graced this city on the 4th inet., so far as the
nomination of a pair of demagogues and trick
sters was concerned, and it was reserved for the
People's Convention of to day to put forth men
and announce principles to counteract the in
fluence and plans of the tory dough-faces, by
setting the cause of the Union fairly before the
people of Pennsylvania.
Preminent among those present who' hereto
fore gave strength, dignity and decency to the
Democratic party, we noticed John. Cl. Knox.
Judge Knox was Attorney General during the
administration of Gov. Packer, and also for
mally one of the Judges of the Supreme Court.
Among the men of ability of Peunsylvania, he
has no superior for bold, outspoken indepen
dence and unquailing patriotism. John W.
Forney was alio present, taking an active part
in the proceedings, and lending the great power
of his experience and ability, in giving force
to the principles enunciated by the con
vention, and character to the influence
which these proceedings must undoubtedly
exercise on the judgments and preferences of
the masses of the state. John; Rowe, than
whom no more incorruptible or conscientious
Democrat ever defended a principle, was pre
sent on this occasion, counselling the conven
tion in the faith of his own immovable confi
dence in the Union. Charles Schriner, one of
the stalwart Democracy of Union county, who
honored that party before treason tainted and
disgraced its organization, was also there, with
Gen. George M. Lauman, and a host of other
Union Democrats, sternly devoted to, and un
derstanding fully the patriotic purpose of as
sisting to make the politics of Pennsylvania
subserve the interests of the Union, instead of
contributing to the success of the plans and
ambition of politicians.
From the action of this convention we date
a glorious change in the politics of Pennsylva
nia, and we hail the union thus effected,'as the
harbinger of victory to the Right and peace to
the country. It is not a union merely of pro
jects, looking to the success of personal interests.
It is not a union of parties, calculated to pan
der to the ambition of men. It is a union sug
gested by the dangers which environ the Amer
ican Union, and is designed to influence the po
litical independence and moral salvation of
the American people. What man dare refuse
his support of such a union, and attempt the
maintenance of his position as a loyal citizen?
—The officers of the several county' agricul
ral societies of Pennsylvania are hereby notified
that the annual meeting of the delegates from
the several county societies, for the election of
members to the board of trustees, will be held
at the college, on Wednesday, the 3d of Septem
ber, andthey are respectfully requested to take
advantage of their right secured by the act of
'incorporation of the' college of sending dele
gates to said meetings. They will bear iamind
that the college is under the:direction of nine
elected and four ex-officio trustees as specified
by act of Legislature, approved February 22d,
1855, and that; three of these trustees are
elected annually by delegates from the county
agricultural societies of the State, together with
the president and vice president of the State
agricultural society ; and further, that each No
ciety which shall have been originated at least
three months preceding the time of election,
shall have the right of sending three delegates
to vote at raid election. It is particularly de
sired by all the friends of the college that all
the county agricultural societies in the State be
repreeented at the approaching election, as a
much more than usual interest attaches to the
meeting, in consequence of the occasion being
also selected for the dedication of the college
building, which will be nearly finished about
this time.
The friends of agricultural improvement and
agricultural education throughout this State
and from other States are particularly invited
to attend the dedication.
Persons intending to come should inform Dr.,
E. Pugh (addressed Agricultural*College, Centre
county) of the fact, that provision may be made
for them going from the railroad station to the'
Strangers will bear in mind that the college
is accessible by the Pennsylvania Central, rail- .
road to Spruce Creek station, and by special ac
commodation from thence to the college ; or by
the Sunbury and Erie railroad to Lock Haven,
thence by stage to Bellefonte and thence by
private conveyance to the college. •
The county papers throughout the State are
'TOOCited to publish this notice.
July 16, 1862, Secretary
• .
People's State Conventiog.
Agreeably to thepublialaeiy call of the State
°antral Committee, :the delesata to the fib
ple,a State Con‘ntion met in thb Representa
tive Chamber at the Capitol, at 11 o,clock this
morning, and were called to order by A. S.
ld'Olore, atr. 4 ,44olntirman of the , state ...Central
On motion of Morton K'Miehael, Esq., Hon.
Thomas M. Marshall, of Allegheny county,
was chosen as temporary Chairman of the Con
Mr. Marshall, on taking the chair-addressed .
the Convention as , follows . .
I beg to return m y thariks to the-Conven
tion for this, honer. ; I have no desire at this
time"to make Iril'sfeech to you.;. , Ilhepe the
deliberations of 'this body *ill conducted
with unanimity and , kindness, and that we will
endeavor by our manner hero' to show an ex
ample of what should be the conduct of the
'people of the United States. i I hope; as we are
and ever have been known is IthnSepione of
the Federal Arch, and as we have borne the bur
den of that arch upon our shOuldere, I hope our
deliberations to-day will show our, continued
willingness to give our arms and hearts to the
maintenance of the Union until the last rebel
is subdued by the bayonet or the sword. (Ap
plause.) I trust that Pennsylvania, by her re
presentatives here to-day, will speak a voice,
and such a voice in the language of the
scripture as shall gtve no uncertain sound,
that none may need, inquire where Pennsylva,
nia stands. (Applanse.) ' I trust that Pennsyl
vania, through her accredited representatives
here, will tell the loyal pOopleoyer all her hills
and through all her valleys that she has Wen
the Keystone of' the' Federal arch, and will
still bear upon her brawny shoulders the re
sponsibility of maintaining it over the deed
bodies of all its foes. I trust that our deliber
ations will be conducted in calmness and' dis
passionately, but with great firmness. Ordi
narily, conventions have assembled in this hall
for discussion, and for the settlement of mere
,party issues—party issues that are dead, and I
trust buried, never to have a resurrection. It
Is no party issue brings us here, but to inquire
whether we have a country, and if we have one,
'whether we are willing to maintain it at the
peril of our lives. As we have given the loyal
blood of Pennsylvania upon every battle field,
of the Revolution, and upon every b attle field
of this internal struggle , I trust, we will , baptise
every rebel acre with the blood of our soldiert,
until the last rebel is subdued, and no Man
shall live here who dare say any Confederate
State, bat the United States of America. [Ap
please.] I said I have no speech to make to s
you. We come here from all departmmts of
industry, representing all, the varied intetests
of a great State, and,of conies there must be
differences of opinion, upon minor qnestions.
I invoke the kindness and forbearance
of the various gentlemen who constitute 'this
respectable body,, that they will bear with each
other and endeavor to harmonize. With . Iliese
remarks would euggest that his now in order
to make nominations for temporary secretaries.
Messers. E. amen, of Warren, Chas. Colgan,
of Lancaster, Linn Bartholomew, of Schnyl
kill, and James lit'Affee, of Westiniireland,
were appointed temporary Secretaries Of the
Convention. -
The list of counties was then read Ovet by
the Secretaries, and the delegates handed in
their credentials,when it appeared the , follow
log delegates were .present :
Philadelphia—Oscar Thompson, John W
Forney, Wm. S. Pierce, Edward Grata.
Chester and Delaware—Townsend; Haines
Montgomery—Geo. N. Courson. •
Bucks —E. G. Harrison. •
Lehigh and Northamptoz—W. H. Ewing
Schuylkill—l& Bartholomew.
Bradford, Susquehanna, Wyoming and. Sul
livan—Judson Holcomb.
Luzern—Lewis Pughe.
Hoge, Potter, McKean and. Warren—B.' B.
Clinton, Lycoming, Centro and Union—
Charlet' H. Schreiner. , . .
Snyder, Montour, Northntsiberinnid and, del
umbia—A. F. linseel. '• ' '
Cumberland. Perry, Juniata and Mifflin—
Jamea M. Ballets. • ' '
Dauphin and Lebanon—Jno..k. Fisher.. ,
Laneaster--Miebael H. Shirk;'Ohas. dolgan.
York—D. Wilson Grove.
Adams, Franklin and Fulton—B. G. Harper.
Somerset, Bedford and Huntingdon-,R. , B.
Blair, Cambria-and Clearfield : Lewis W.
Hall. -
Indiana and Armstrong--John B. Findlei.
Westmoreland and Fayette,-Dr. Stnith Fel
Washington Mid Green--Wm. Mt:Kerman.
Allegheny—Thos. M. Marshall, Jas. M. Ora
Beaver and Bntler,—T. C. Anderson.
Lawrence, Mercer and Venango--E. W. Davis.
Erie and Crawford—M. B. Lowry.
Clarion, Jeflerson, Forest and Elk—
Adams—Joseph Neale.
Alleghepy—J. W. F. White r Samuel Riddle,
James Me.hOly, 4r.ko: fF. lhavo; More
Armstrong and Westmoreland—Gen. C. P.
Markle, J; R. WAffee, Samuel ,
Beaver and Lawrence—J. W. Blanchard, R.
P. Roberts.
Bedford and - Somerset=R. D. ilifekley, 'Per
ry Walker.
Berks—Geo. M. Lawns°, Dr. D. Luther,
Isaac Ely.
Blair—Caleb Gayer.
Bradford—Jno. Laporte, W. D.lnsifis.
Bucks—Henry Hough, Edmund b'. Ochs.
Butler—Jao..H. Negley, R. P. Robinson. ,
Cambria—Jno. M. Bowman.,
Carbon and Lehigh—Samuel J. Kistler
Centre—A. R. Barlow.
Chester—D. W. W. Hutchinson, Moses King,
P. Fraser Smith. • •
Clarion and Forrest—B.. Throne.
Clearfield, Jeffetson, Elk and M' Kean' —B.
Hartshorn, Chas. Steward.
Clinton . and Lycorning—Abraham Upde
Columbia, Montour, Wyoming and Sullivan
—J. Monroe, J. W. Coady.'
Crawford and Warren—E. Cowan . R. Lyle
Cumbeirland,and PerryL-J. H. Sheiblir and
M. B. Mullin.'
Dauphin—Daniel Kalaer, Daniel Kendig.
Delaware-4. Morton.
Erie-4. E. Woodruff, 8.. B. Bannon.
Fayette—Jno. K. Ewing.
Franklin and' Fulton—A. K. McClure, R
A. Bronson.
Green—Ezra M. Sawyers.
Huntingdon—J. M. Mather
Indiana—John H. Lichtenberger.
Juniata, Snyder and Union—Samuel /ale
man, Fred Smith:
Lincaster-11. W. Schenk, Dey Woods, John
H. Zeller, Elwood Christ.
Lebanon—Chas. B. Forney. •
Luserne—S. P. Longstreet, D. H. Conklin,
Theo. Strohg.
• Mercer and Venango—Jas Brown, M. C.
Mifflin—D. W. Woods.' 3
Monroe and
Montgeoubri L K.Wiand; Jeroino . Yeigek,
Joe. Young, IL ♦uge.
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North H •i TD
oFreNeettioeEtnillitilauleillan—John Y
Potter *rid
stead. ga—H 1.10 Ohn
Philadelphia—Samuel S. Cavin, James
Gibson:Mt& M. Butler, Nathari-gins, G. T.
Thorn, John C. Knox, Chas. T.' Jones;.lrranit
M. Goodwin, Chas. Gibson, MortonMcMichael,
Joseph ,$:.: Townsend;.: Conrad. it Grover, Theo.
Har'ber, Henry Davis, M. K. Dickerson, Jas.
McManus, tiara's'
Schuylkill J. K. Boyer, D B. Green; Thoi
Susquehanna—E. P. Warner . .
Washirlgthik—Jtaiteeta./Riipli, A: 1 13: Richey
Wayne—H. B. Woodhouse.
• Tork- , -Jacotr-WirtFk.44Ty.Esbinger ; '-
When the Philadelphia was called,
two separate list of delegates were handed in,
winch pplapti9i,..vmp refefred,te; a. committee
of five, consisting of the following named gen'
Tiernan :-litessrs. Smith Fuller, 14im Bar
tholomew, Win. 'Ainey,- W.• O. Moreland, J.
M. Sellers.
Leissr , moved that a tomteittee consist.
tog of one delegate from each Senatorial Dis
trict be appiieted to reppri officers for the
permanent organization. ,
Before the motion was • put, McMichael
metre& that it - similar committee of one from
each Senatiorial District'be' appointed to 4eport
a series of resolutions for the consideration of
the Convention. • • ' •
`Beth of the motions, having been agreed to,
'and the following maranitteee were appointed:
Jno. M. Butler, Wm. S. Pearce,
M. H. Dickinson, C. T. Jones. .
E. T. Ocbs, J. T. Freenuff,
Aaron Mull,. •T 1 s. , Zulich,
H. A. Woodhouse, Warner,
S. P. Longstreeh, H. 3. Olmstead,
Abrah'am Updegraff, t3ainuel Oaten, • •
A. F. Russell,. John T. Ewing,
J. A. Bheibei, E. M. Sayers,
C. 11.1forney, J. T. bravo, ' •
M. H. Shsrth, Jas. B. Graham,
John H. Zellers,
.•R. P. Robinson,
Aa.o?li Wirt, • M. O. Beebe,
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R. T. Berkley, 1 Robert Thorn.
caleb•GuYff, . , ,
csuns,nme es .zugoLoposts.
Morton McMichael, John A. Fisher,
John W. Forney, Edward Bright,
Sani'l'Cavenafigh, R." W. 'Bli, rth,
Townsend Haines,
,A. N. Esdiuger,,
G. M. COarioll, ILG. Harper,
H. Hough, = JOhn W. Matem,
W. H. Ar mstrong , ' Jobn M. Bowman,
G. M. Littman, J. B. Findley,'
David B. Green, Smith Fuller, -
H. A. Woodhoes€4, W. MoWeenan,
W. T. Dayie, J 143. McOaully,
Theo. Stroeg, J.W. F. White,
H. Young, John H. Negley,
A. R. Bariow, J. W. Blanchard,
Sam'l Alleman,
D. W. Woods, . B. Uartehorn.
The President informed the different commit
teequitlrgis were !Cady foi• 444 moeption,
so that they.could meet, at once todischarge
the duties assigned to them. -
On motion, the NIIIV01:41031 adjourned; Anti
half past-two o'clock this afternoon. •
The Convention re-assembled at 24-.,o'clock
Mr. Lowry,. frnak the committee to select
officers for .the permanent organisation of the
convention, made the following report:
President-'-:Hon. Joni Kaox. •
OS* Thompson, Jelin A. FiAer,
Morton St . '.Machtwil, M. H. Sherk,
John W. Ferney, Day W00d,..
Nathan Hillis, - D. Wilson Grove,
P. Frazer Smith, Bolbett:O. Harper,
Joseph Young, Marshal,
E. T. Harrison,. Lichtenberger,
Samuel J. Kistler, Cyrus P. Markle,
Isaac Ely, ' JaiMes Buple, .
Jerome K. Boyer, James McAuley,
Judge Laporte, . J. L. Graham,
L9lllll HeTugh,", r 11: Anderson,
E t " Co wa n, , Robert Thorne,
: `fE.
Isaac S. Monroe, E. W . Davis,
Wm. B. Mullen, '
• ' exclaim's: •- -
James C. Brown, James M' Manums,
Andrew S,Ritchie; . ; - Bartow;
Simon B. Brown, , J. R. M'Affee,
John i R. Ewing , . Cavan,
H. A. Woodhonse, R. 11.'Whith,
John H. Sellers, • O. B. 'Forney.
John F. Dravo •
Doorlieeper—Jaims SuberL ,
Mr. Knox, on taking the chair, addressed
the convention as follows:
• The gentlemen of the convention , will please
to accept: my thanks for, theitAind partiality
in selecting Me tolireelde r aver tiksii.delibera
tions. I rejoice to be' here to-day, acting. in
concert with the true and loyal men of Pennsyl
vania, regardless of former political somata
tions, and recognizing at this-eventful time as
the only true testa of, fe,Uowship and commu
nion, love of country, devotion to the Anierican
Union, 4 fixed: and • unalterable'determination
to uphold and sustain the .. Government of the
United States, and to resist to the death the
enemies of that Government whenever And
wherever found. [Applause ]
I rejoice especially' tit be here, because I can
in this way evince my desire to strengthen the
hands of that honest man and patriotic states
man, the President of the United States, to
cheer hint on, and to bid him and his trust
worthy counsellors Spded in their noble
lab* for the maintenance of our Goverpment
and the preservation of' our country. - [Ap
Yes, gentlemen, it is to we a source of great
pleasure to be able to declare that, in my judg
ment, the men at the head of our National' mid
State administrations are, in this terrible crisis,
doing their whole duty, and are consequently
entitled to our entire confidence and our warm
est support. '
I envy not that man who cannot narvilook
beyond the platfonn of his party, to the stand
ard of .his country; "
The question is not now which political party
shall administer'the government, or what men
shall fillits offices, but it is whether there shall
be offices to fill or a government to administer,
and until this momentous question is Fettled,
for one, I shall act with the men. who are the
most in earnest in their efforts to destroy this
rebellion, and tlie most dbtermined, signtdly to
punish the rebels, their alders and abettor&
I repeat, gentlemen, that I have great
confidence in 'Abraham Lincoln, and his chosen
counsellors, and I must be permitted to say,
that especially , do I" confide in the clear head,
sound mind and lioneet heart of the Secretary
of War, Edwin EL Stanton, our own , fingtedi
ate representative in the-Cabinet:
mg this with a full knowledge that of - late.
a syetematic attempt has been made to bring
this of f icer into disrepute, and to cane hiShe
&oval from thildgh and responsible position
which he now so ably fills.
arp.6u::R`. Nt:4~~ia '" t: ~Tl~~ '# s~P S::tt~43ißk~AF . aßtt44 ~Y+. J.•~aeyt:
Every disappointed man, whether for the op
portunity of serving his country with a title
prefixed to his name, or furnishiiigthemu.:
unions of war, it:ldge profits; . yiiits hisitveiV .
geande upon the head of 14r.:, ;Stanton. the
friends of this offioer cannot, .of course, Opm 7
plain of themoit. wok': sei - utiny,into his offi;.
gird conduct:, and do by no means deny that he
May, like others, have committed mistakes ;
yet, when it is seen that the most unmeasured
sbuse,hircontinnally lavished-upon him and.his
acts that he is held responsible for conse
quences, to prevent which, has • been entirely
beyond his power, and charged with disasters
-arising-":from Movements, which he neither
counselled nor directed, it becomes necessary
I.olOokiini the causes which have indriced;and
the motives which have prompted these at-
For myself, I believe be has thus been at
Because- hens truly in earnest in his
determination to put down this rebellion, and,
: . 2d, - Because he , Verformi his official duty
without fear, favor or• affection.
These of use mar I are, pt3rsonally mquainted
with 'Mr. Stantbit . , 'kno*lliat 'his intellect is of
the highest orderi that her•is possessed of a
character for integrity, which even malice has
never dared to question, and that what he un
dertakes to do, he does with all his might.
I do not say that all of his opponents or
those who counsel his removal from the War
Departinent, are either knaves or. secessionists ;
but I do my, that the Northern sympathisen3
with this wicked rebellion, with great unanimi.
ty assert that Mr. Stanton ou.tht not to be the
Secretary of War, and strange as it may seem
the very patriotic gentleman who have no ob
jections to contracts which yield very large
profits, have also discovered *that the manner
in which he conducts his department is highly
prejudicial to the public interests. Add to
this the restiveneisof t the press at the restrict
tione placed uP6n fife transmission of military
news and a 'ootain ' bluntness of manner
which is the occasion of offence beitiesome
times taken where none is intended to begiven,
and you have the solution of his alleged un
popularity, and the reasons why he has thus
been singled out for swift destruction.
lo praise Gen. McClellan, whilst denouncing
Secretary Stanton, is a part of the plan of the
rebellion Syrnisithisers ;' hotting thereby to cre
ate divisions and dimensions amongst the friends
of the Union and the supporters of the Govern
ment. •
I doubt that man's judgment who denies to
Gen. McClellan, great military skill, coupled
with the most ardent and enthusiastic devotion
to that fiag under which he marshals his hosts
for battle, as I question the sincerity and pa
triotism of:him, who whilst exalting 'Gen. Mc-
Clellan, vilifies Ad - An*, the President and
his constitutional adirsers.
The true friend of one glorious 'cause, sup
ports intheir respective jurisdictions both Stan
ton and McClellan, for they are alike engaged
with all their great powers in 'sustaining And
upholding the, best government that ever float
ed on the tide of time, and in crushing the
most damnable rebellion, that ever men or
devils Were engaged in, since the arch fiend
himself made his impiona attempt to supplant
the master of Heaven, and to dethrone the Crea
tor of the universe. [applause.]
Latus my friende beware of the devices of
these hollow-hearted, pretended friends, and
let the true .men of : the nation, whether in the
tented field, or the council - chamber, be upheld
and sustained, and let our denunciations be re
served for those Who are enderivoringto destroy
the government, and disunite the States. Our
fathers constructed this government by long
suffering, arid under great and terrible priva
tions. They cemented the Union of therm
States with their life's blood, and thus raised
and reared the magnificent edifice, so that, ' it
should remain a monument to their wisdom
and patriotism forever and forever. Shall their
sons permit the destruction of this fair temple,
and pass to their children, not the glorious in
heritance which - they received from their
fathers, but a divided, mutilated and dissevered
estate, without "form or cornliness," to be re
garded only by the nations of the earth, as a fit
subject for scorn. and remseh..
Shall the language of Enghuid's great poet
ever be appliCable to this "America of ours ?"
, .
"Land of the unforgotten ihave, e
"Whose clime, from plain to mountain's cave,
"Was Freedom'shome or glory's grave.
"Shrine of the Mighty, 'can it be
"That this is all remains of thee t"
No, no, Heaven forbid, rather let ns look
forward to that day, when peace shall again be
restored to onr.commgn country; when no gov
ernment, Cr keteided government, shall be
recognized by any part of the American people,
except that government - which 'was presided,
overly Washington in its infancy, strengthen
ed and psrfebted by Adams and Jefferson, Madi
son and liourqe, in its youth, protected-by the
iron will and ,unflinching courage of - Andrew
Jackson in its earij age, and now presirved
from the attacks of a, traitorous brood by the
strong arms and willing 'hearts of more than
five hundred thousand true American soldiers.
To this end, let us •maintain our country's
cause, with our treasure, and if needs be, with
our. blood. Let us refuse all intercourse, poli
tically and personally, with such as are now
false to the old flag, and let us swear by our
manhood, and our hopes of heaven, never to
yield to this rebellion, even though, in resisting
it, our; hearthstones should become a desolation
and our homes'a dream [APplaure,]
Mr. AIREY, from the Committee on Creden
tials, to.yllogamehreferred the nature of the
contested seats from Philadelphia, submitted a
report, which declared the delegates as given
is our publishedliste from that city, as justly
entitled to seats.
-Mr. LOWRY moved that each party have fif
teen minutes to climate the report of the corn
Several of the gentlemen discussed the report
of the committee, when finally a motion was
made that both sets of delegates be admitted,
which was agreed:to, and both sets from Phil
adelphia were admitted.
j Mr. MbIIICHAFIL, from the Committee. on
Resolutions,'reported the following:
Raolva, That the convention representing as
It does the loyal citizens of Pennsylvania with
out rlistinotion of party, re-affirms the senti
inents embodied in the resolution adopted at a
meeting of the loyal members of Congress at
the national capital, July 12th, 1862, viz:,
'"That we hold it to be the duty of all
loyal man •to stand by the Union in this
hour of its trial ; to unite their hearts And
bands in earnest, patriotic tfforts for its main
tenance against 'those who are in arms against
it ; to sustain with determined resolution our
patriotic President and his administration in
their energetic efforts for the prosecution of
the war and the preservation of the Union
against enemies at home or abroad ; to punish
traitors and treason with, fitting severity, and
t„ crush the present wicked and causeless re
bellion, so that no flag of disunion shall ever
aga in be raised over any portion of the Repub
lic ; that to this end we invite the co-operation
of all men who love their country, in the - en
deavor to rekindle throughout all the States
Such a patriotic fire as shall utterly consume
all who strike nt the ;Linton of our fathers, and
all who sympathise with their treason or
ate their &Mit."
lieseived, That we have cent - Mimic Canfinience
in the honesty, capacity and patriotisin of
Presddente Lincoln and his constitutional ad
visers ; that we approve the principles on
which his policy, both foreign and' domestic,
have been conducted ; thati, we sanction and
sustain all the measures which lie has found it
neceiNiarY feadnptjo plant - the( government
agabitt ~:the:assanitit of traitors, their sym
pathisers'and abettors ; and:that we esteem it
eminently fertneate that- inibis , most trying
crisis Of our cherished Union, we have at the
helm of public affairs one so upright, temperate,
prudent and firm as be has proved himself
Resolved, That we cordially approve Of the
aiministration of Andrew G. Curtin, Governor
of this Commonwealth, marked, as it haibeen,
by extraordinary vigor in the discharge of all
public duties, by untiring zeal in the cause of
the country, and espe6ially in recruiting forces
for the national army, by enlarged and liberal
balm for the tdck and wounded soldiers of. the_
state, by a wise and prudent economy in the
expenditures of the fnnds committed to his
care, and by the unsparing devotedness of all
its members; and itr particular of the Governor
him Self, to the constant, harrowing, complicat
ed and novel labors which the exigencies of the
great rebellion have imposed.
Resolved, , That we acknowledge but two divi
sions of the people of the United States in this
crisis ; thotewho are loyal to its constitution
and every inch of its soil, and are ready to
make every sacrifice, for the integrity of the
Union, and the. maintenance of civil liberty
within it, and those who openly or covertly en
deavor to sever our country, or to yield to the
insolent demands of its enemies ; that we Iran
ternize with the former • and detest the latter ;
and that, forgetting all former party names and
distinctions, we call upon • all patriotic citizens
to rally for one undivided country, one flag,
one destiny. ;
Resolved, That the government of the United
States and its people, with azr occasional excep
tion among the,reckieW inhabitants where this
rebellion was-fostered, have wisely and studi
ously avoided all interference with the concerns
of other nations, asking, and usually enjoying,
alike, non-interference with their own, and that
snob is, and should continue to be, its policy ;
that the intimations of a contemplated depart
ure from this sound rule of conduct on the part
of s me of the nations of Europe, by an inter
vention in our'present struggle, is as unjust to
them would be h - .!•urierid,tothegreatt prin
ciples for wilichwe are contending ; bu t we as
lure them, With a , Soleninity of conviction
which admits of no distrust or fear, and from a
knowledge of and a firm reliance upon the spirit
and fortitude of twenty millions of freemen,
that any attempt thus to intervene will meet
a resistance unparalleled in its force, uncon
querable in its persistence, and fatal to those
whom it is intended to aid ; and that it will
tend only to strengthen and elevate the repub-
Remlva, That the skill, bravery and endu
rance exhibitt d by our army and navy have
elicited our admiration and gratitude ; that we
behold in these qualities the assurances of sure
and speedy, success to our. aims, and of rout
and discomfiture to the rebels ; that we urge
the government to aid and strengthen them
by all the means in its power, and carefully to
provide for sick, wounded and disabled soldiers
and their families ; to prosecute the war with
Increased vigor and energy; until the rebellion
is utterly crushed, theintegrity of the Union in
all its borders restored, and every rebel re
duced to submission, or driven from the land ;
and that to accomplish these ends we pledge
to our rulers our faith, our fortunes and our
Rt!edaed, , That•the coarse of the Hon. David
Wilmot, in the United Slates Senate, is manly,
consistent and eminently. pattlotici and we
hereby endorse him as' a true and faithful re
presentative of the loyal people of this State.
The, resolutions were read amidst great cheer
ing, and being before the. Convention for adop
tion, loud cries were made for Col.- John W.
Forney, who in response to the call rose and
took the Clerk's desk and proceeded to address
the Convention inn, speech of thrilling elo
quence. He was gat 4 o'clock r.
, when' e were compelled to close our report
in order to go to press.
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From Washington.
The Confisoation Act Approved by
the President.
Final Adjournment of Congress.
The Senate, last night and this morning while
in executive session confirmed the following
Daniel L. Eaton of Peimsylvania, to he com
missary of substance, with the rank of Captain
of volunteers.
A. H. Robinson of Indiana, to be commissa
ry of subsistance y with the rank of Captain of
in volunteer service.
Wm. M. Caldwell of New York, to be addi
tional paymaster ; Chas. J. F. Allen to be assis
tant paymaster.
Wesley S. Mann of Pennsylvania, assistant
Wm. H. Daniels of New York, to be assist
ant quartermaster, witlf the rrank of Captain.
Wm. D Wesson, of Ohio, to be commissary
of subsistence with rank of captain.
Arebibald C. Voris, of Indiana, to be
missary of subsistence with the rank of Captain.
• Jas. D. Fessenden, to be additional aid de
camp with the rank of. colonel.
John B. Frothingham, to be additional aid
de-camp with the rank of lieutenant colonel.
Edward S. Comers of Ohio, to be eommits3ary
of subsistence with the rank of Captain h the
volunteer service.
Cattermue F. Buckingham of Ohio, to be a
Brigadier General in the volunteer service.
_Reuben Griffith Porter of New Jersey;
commissary of subsistence, with the rank of
Captain. •
Col. Francis J. Herron of lowa, to be Eiriga
diet General of voltinteers. • •
Col. Morgan L. Smith of the Bth regiment,
Missouri volunteers to be Brigadier General of
Colonel Charles Craft of - the 31st regiment
Indiana volunteers Brigadier General of
Cel. Fitahenry Warren of the lowa volun
teers to beßrigadier General of volunteer&
Henry Connelly of New Mexico, to be made
Governer of the Territory *New Mexico.
Frederick Solomon of Wisconsin, to be made
Brigadier General of Volunteers.
Col. Jacob Ammen, of Ohio, to be Brigadier
General of ioltaiteers.
Col. J. W. IAII, of Ohio, to be Brigadier Gen
eral of volunteers; . _ -
-- THE -1 1013IDPENT.
The President has approved of the courascs•
tion act, and theaCt supplementary thereto. in
eiddition , to various otherbills of a public aid
private character.
Both Houses of Congress adjourned sine die
at two o'clock this afternoon.
The President has signed the confiscation bill.
Arrival of the Inglish-Confederate Prize
Steamer Ann, with a Cargo of Arms
and Munitions of War.
Far Honiara of Her Capture Under
the Guns of Fort lorgan.
Destruction of the Confederate Schooner Lady
of the Lake, with an Assorted
Cargo, from Havana.
The prize steamship Ann, of London, arrived
at this port yesterday from Key West, in charge
of a prize crew.
On the 29th of June the United States steam
er Kanawha cut out from under the guns of
Fort Morgan, at the mouth of Mobile Bay, the
above named vessel. She had run in during
the night, and passed the blockading fleet. As
it was a very dark night she could not be seen
by our vessels. Lights had been kept burning
on the fort all night, so that she had notrouble
in finding the channel. The next morning she
was discovered by the Susquehanna, within
a half mile of the fort, unloading her cargo
into a rebel steamer alongside. The Susque
hanna, accompanied by the Kanabaw, then got
under weigh and steamed within gun shot, and
opened fire on the strange steamer. The fi,e
was returned by the fort, and kept up for an
hour on both sides. In the meantime the crew
had deserted the strange steamer, owing to the
shells from our vessels falling about her rather
too thickly for safety. She was soon discovered
to be adrift, and she dropped down with the cur
rent about a mile, when the Kanawha was or
dered to go in and bring her out, which she did
in fine style, under a heavy fire from the fort,
when she was boarded by acting master Part
ridge, from the Kanawha. She was found to
be in a sinking •condition, her injection pipe
having been cut and the injection valve left
open. The engine and fire room were soon
filled with water ; but as the was built in four
water-tight compartments, and the communi
cation between them not having been opened,
only one comptirtment was filled. Turough
the persevering efforts of. the officers of the
Susquehanna' and 'KuriaWha, the leak was
stopped, and the water pumped out. She sail
ed from the Mouth of Mobile bay on the 4th
inst., and arrived at Key West on the 7th,
whete she lay two days taking in coal and hav
ing some repairs made.. At five o'clock on the
9th, after taking in the mails, sailed for this
port. Her cargo consists of gunpowder, arms,
cartridge boxes, coffee, tea, paper, &c.
XXXVIIth Oongress—First Sesaion.
The Senate convened at 9 o'clock, the Rev.
Dr. Sutherland, chaplain, returned thanks to
the Throne of Grace for the American Senate
and the *co-ordinate branches of government,
and for weans that bad this session beeu ac
complished. To this illustrious Congress were
the American people indebted for some of the
noblest enactments that have adorned the Re
public. He gave thanks for the health of
Senators, for general harmony of action that
has prevailed, for the firmness with whichlrea
son has been reputed and corruption, denounc
ed, and for general wisdom and foresight with
which they have performed their duties.
Mr. Wstairr, (Ind.,) from the committee on
conduct of the war, wished to ntter his person
al protest against the publication of a portion
of the evidence before the committee. He would
not be considered responsible for its use by the
Senator from Michigan yesterday, he doubted
the policy and propriety of such'an expose.
Mr. Dooarm, (Wis.,) from the committee
on foreign relations, repported with amend
ments the bill to establish-a bureau of naviga
Its object is to superintend the emigration of
and settlement, and colonization of colored peo
ple of African descent, who may desire to mi
grate to countries beyond the limits of• the
United States. It appoints a commissioner of
migration with a salary of $3,000; a clerk at a
salary of $1,800; and two assistant clerks at
$1,200; if, in the opinion of the President,
the duties of the Bureau may require their
The reading of yesterday's journal consumed
half an hour.
Various messages were received from the
Senate concerning the passage of certain bills.
The Speaker signed numerous enrolled bills,
and much confused prevailed. .
The bill to divide Michigan into two judicial
districts was passed.
Mr. STRVIIIS, (Pe.,) moved that the House
concur in the request of the Senate to extend
the adjournment till two o'clock to-day.
Mr. ROOPIEt, (Mass.,) asked the consent of
the House to introduce a bill pkoviding that,
on and after the Ist of August, all postage And
other U. S. stamps shall be received for all
dues less than five dollars, and which may be
received in exchange for 11. S. notes. No pri.
vate corporation or bank shall make use of
any token, note or device for less than one dol
lar, to circulate as money. Any permin so-of
fending shall, on conviction, be punished by a
fine not exceeding five hundred dollars, or im
prisonment for six months, or both, at the
decision of the court.
Objection having been made, Mr. HOOP=
moved a suspension of rnlee. Agreed to—yeas
60, nays 88.
Mr. HOOP= cause to be read a letter from
the Secretary of the Treasury urging measures
and enclosing the draft of a bill for the object
stated, and also one for one changing the
weight of email silver coins.
Mr. Pusan, (M 0.,) briefly contended that the
second clause- prohibiting paper issues below the
denomination of one dollar is unconstitutional.
Mr. Cox, (Ohio,) moved to lay the bill on the
table ; not agreed to—yeas 39, nays 64.
The bill was passed—yeas 62, nays 29.
The House passed joint resolution suspending
sales of lands of the _Kansas Sac and Fox Indi
ans until the 4th of March, 1862.
was received and read: He says he has ap
proved both the confiscation bill and the sup
plemental resolution considering them to be
one act. Before he was informed of the pas
sage of the resolution he had prepared the
draft of a veto message which he transmit. As
the bill does not'touch the persons or property
of loyal citizens, it is in this just and proper. It
is startling to say that Congress can free the
slaves of a State, but of rebels forfeit their
slaves to the government, the question is
whether they shall be declared free to slavery.
He had no objection to the former course.
In reviewing the other parts of the bill he
says : military , commanders should seize and
use whatever -real or personal property may be
necessary for their commands in some way,
preserving evidence of such appropriation. —
He also thinks it, proper that military com
manders, sligtild employ ow many persons of
African descent as may be teed to advantage.
The message was laid on the the tabs' and
ordered to ix, printed. '
The Speaker also laid before the House a
Nsw Yong, July 17