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FENT EVENING. MEMBER 9, Ifni
POE vton PRESIDENT.
Airdrevr = Johnson,
• COUNTY TICKET.
CoL A. J.,HEUR, of Dauphin County,
Cogulajeqa to the decision of MA. District conference.]
001. ALLEIax, Harrisburg
DANIEL KAISER, Wiconisco.
,TOSIAH C. YOUNG, Harrisburg
GEORGE MARKS, Union Deposit.
HENRY HARTMAN, Washington,
DIRECTOR Ol' THE POOB,
PHILIP M9YER, Upper Paxton.
ALFRED SLENTZ, Harrisburg.
ladreel of the VolOtt State Central. Com-
We give up a large portion of our space
to-day, to the very able address of the Chair
man of the Union State Central Committee.
The - address shirks none of the great issues
i evolved in the contest fOr the election of
State and national officers, nor does it feign
questions foreign to the struggle. It is,
frankly., a straight-forward statement of the
great interests at stake, and an argument in
favor of the cause of, the country, which will
shake the error from the head of every luke
warm man who peruses it, and afford strength
'and courage to that noble band in.whose be
half' it was prepared and publiabed.' We
earnestly commend the document to the care;
Sul perusal of our readers.
A Word to the ehnit men efLoyal Co u nty
While the Union State . Central Committee
Will 'devote itself to the organization of the
State at large, and while those forming that
committee are men of unqUestionableitbility.
who will devote themselves exclusively, to the
great work of the campaign, it must not be
oTlerlooked or treated lightly, that, the differ
ent county committees will have thedetails of
theintttle to, manage. The members of
county committee come directly in contact
with the people. The chairmen of these com=
mittees have opportunities' of understanding
the essential. requirements to make victors
certain, much better than the Chairman of
the State Central Commitwe. _ Hence it is to
the county. committees, and,through these to
the VigilaaCe committees toirnithips and
wards, that we must look for that thorough
organization which Will not only' ensure sue
cess at the coining important elections, but'
which will pave the way to that perman,tent
rule of the right, necessary to th* perpetuit3
. of the Union and safe operation of the Got
ernment. In view of these facts, we
tOrge . on our eotemporaries the importance of
properly presenting this subject to the county
committees in their various localities. If we can
' win a great victory in Pennsylvania in October,
on the popular vote of the State—if we can
elect large majorities in bath branches of the
Legislature, and so reform the Congressional
delegation as to purge it of its present corrup
tion and debasement. the political effect will
be felt in every State in the Union, while its
moral influence will place it stigma upon home
traitors which will shame many of such ir4s-
Indents from the polls in November. Will the'
different loyal county committees reflect and
act upon these suggestions ?
Welt)Han Accepts. mud thus the Idfamy
_Com. Parragut, in his dispatch, says that
after the rebel commander of Fort Morgan
had raised the white flag, the officers in the
fort busied themselves in destroying their
swords and spiking their guns. There is a
parallel to this duplicity and meanness in the
acceptance, by Maj. Gen. George B. M'Clellan,
of the nomination for the Presidency by the
peace cravens of the country. Before accept
ing the candidacy for the Presidency, Gen.
M'Clellan doubtless paused to destroy the
swords presented to him by different corpo
rations and cities, and spike the big gun he,
had manufactured recently in the shape of a
war ora ion at West Point. He swallowed
peace, secret treason, cowardice, slander 01
the Government and insult to the soldiers,
when he accepted the Chicago platform. • He
now stands before the world a nullifier of
truth and history, the tool of the worst men
that ever oonspired to destroy a good Govern
HON. THADDEUS STEVENS has been re-nom
inated for Congress, by the Union men of
Lancaster county. Of course there is noth
ing surprising in this renewal of confidence.
In congress, Mr. Stevens gives to his district
an importance equal to that enjoyed by rrian .
States, from the representation of their delega
tions in both branches of that body; and hence,
while the - veteran statesman d• es and is wit
ling to forego , his own repose and personal in
Wrests to (wimpy, Etstnit in Congress, the peo
pie of Lancsater county will, of course, insist
upon hisodistinguished services.. We do a flOt
believe that there is a pure Union man or a
clean "Democrat" in his district who will
vote agaiiittt Mr. Stevens at the October elec
MERE id I.lot a Ward of cheer in the Chicago
'. platform tor the ttne .. qualeil Successes of Far.
raga! and We day miequalidi #ll
smog adoptif4rta,A4 none such as WS:N.IO;
time • tWlttitarssue" DOMCIOraea
u r SSA..
IN STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE,
To the,44 le f,WPennspluctnia
I KO4iTihnik: --The resultof the recent
electionoothihnbudnient. , to the Co/A
ri OfthriiSta, Wkig our soldiers iethe
nerd to vote, is gratifying, inasmuch: as it
shows that the great heart of the 'Common
wealth is right in the fearful and bloody strug
glenowgoing on to preserve the Republic,
end that these brave men are worthy to help
govern the country for which they make so
many sacrifices and stifferho many privations.
The friends' of the- Union- have brought
about this result, while the opposition have
used their powerful organization to prevent it,
with the evident object, ofNeakening the
Union armies, by disfranchising the soldier,
and thereby strengthening themselves at the
approaching Presidential election ; and in
connection' with this election let us reason to-
The campaign of 1864 is now fairly opened.
The issue upon which the campaign is to be
made is 'clearly indicated. The enemies of
the GoVernment have publicly and authori
tiiely declared their purpose in the contest.
friar declaration places the duty of patriots in
a light as broad - and clear as that of noon.—
There is no mistaking either the spirit or the
object of our opponents; it is the same that
=pelted the ewers of armed treason to at
tempt the' overthrow - of free government on
this continent in Iseo-61. Neithee time, nor
reflection, no regard for the peace of society
iu`the loyal Suites, nor the desolations which
have devoured the prosperity of the South in
the g ip of war, have wrought any modifica
tion or their hatred for a Clovenuntint founded
upon the opinions of the people exp eased
through the ballot-box.
It is the part of wisdom to anticipate evil,
and to prepare to destroy it before it grows
too iormunible to overthrow. The attitude or
[he . parties to the Presidential contest gives
rise to a serious question—the most serious of
any which can engage the attention of the
true patriot and good citizen. That question
is briefly stated " we have lasting
peace, tnroug,h a vigorous prosecution of this
war for national life, or interminable war,
through a peace based upon tlisunion?"
The issue is sharply defined. The utter
.uCes of- the Baltimore Convention decisively
declare for peace through effective war; the
utterance.s of the Chicago Convention as
decisively pronounce for the alternative pre
sented in the question stated. They mean
that, or they are without meaning. The op
position to Mr. Lincoln coutemplaies din
niOn as a cure for the ills under which we lie
Nis defeat would divide the continent into
,aotitais 6tates. Nor is tins mere assertion
the political history of the couutry fur the'
,ast four years is a mass of overwhelming evi
lenee in support of its entire, its disgraceful
ALA first, in evidence of its truth, we have
die declarathni; iutbruull but uut less weight.)
uecau'..e reiterated and :uuvatrying,) of tilt
ecbel ulnas, that the 6o,uth will uut treat icor
t ioaue save upon the• basis of a recogaitaOu 01
iudelpenuteUce. •The press of the ,Suutti
Jintuatts oppeosuity to impress upou us, and
,i k .uu toe world, that peace can only court
.urough recognition. .titeUgUltlOn is bui
Alit/Wel' /MUM tor separation. a crd tiatiii),
,vary.Eurupean nation has come to regard tht
cusuit of ttua'war as certain to be one of two
wings— eit,At r subjugation or disunion. It lb
.110 clear conviction which truth brings to
every rational, enlightened mind. It is,
tharefore,• entitled to great • weight, secured
only to the resultant fact.
It is due to the opponents of Mr. Lincoln
to state that they pretend to believe in ttie
orobability of tieace•and union throng . sou.*
comproinute, the terms of which arenot clear
It will be easy to show the futility , of such
hopes, if it has not already been done. It
will not be .a difficult task to show that such
a belief does not take root in conviction. The
Leaders of the opposition are men •of great
ability, and more than 'ordinary sagacity.
They cannot, therefore, be ignorant of the
facts which are of public record. Those facts
eitectually preclude the . possibility of peace
and Union through - any - compromise, unless
the terms involve recognition, and that would
be disunion. •
But let us thoroughly consider this question
of peaoe through compromise. It is reason
able to suppose that the chiefs of the rebellion
would have accepted terms in the outset, if at
all. It is alleged by our opponents that Hr.
Lincoln hurried the nation into war, not
only without eonstitational warrant, but even
against the'vrithes of the rebel chieteAliem
selves. They reproach the Congress then in
session with having refused to adopt the Grit
teeden compromiim measure, and thus forced
the'Smith into rebellion in exercise Of the.
right of self-defence and self-preservation.—
It is unnecessary to _pause to show that all
this transpired while the reins of power were
held by Southern Men, most of whom are now
m arms against the Governmeht. Let that
pass. The qttestibti - hinges Upon the reapon
sibility of the rejection of the Crittenden
compromise. It was rejected. By whom ?
Reference to Page lu9, part first, ot the Con
yre Globe of the second seszion Of the
flinty-sixth Congress will place the re
sponsibility for the rejection of that com
promise where it properly belongs. It
will be seen that the Crittenden compro
mise was defeated by the substitution (in effect)
of what is known as the "Clark amendment."
L'he record shows that the vote on the motion
to substitute was—yeas 25, nays 30. The - vote
on the adoption of the Clark, proposition, ta
ken directly afterward, was—yeas 55, nays 23
"Phe presumption would be, naturally, that ii
the south had votes enough to reject the sub
stitute, it would also have had enough
to reject the proposition when offered
independently. There was a falling off in the
I negative vote on the proposition,' as compared
with that on the first motion - to substitute, of
sevn.s votes. This is accounted for by the fact
that Senators Benjamin and Slidell, of Lou
isiana; Wigfall and Hemphill, of Texas; Iver
son, of Georgia, and Johnson, of Arkansas—
six Southern. Senators—sat in their seats awl
refused to vim. Had these six southern men
voted "no," the Clark proposition would have
been defeated by a majority of four votes, and
the Crittenden compromise could have been
taken up and carried by the same majority.
ft appears of record, then, that the (kitten
ten compromise was rejected beclau-e six of
the leading Senators from the south virtually
eetn-ed to vote for it. A motion to reconsider
ass carried some weeks later, and a direct
tote upon - the compromise was taken. The pro
ousition was lost by a single vote. But one
the six Senators referred to voted on that
occasion, nearly all of them having withdrawn
on the secession of their respective States.
Had they remained to vote for the compromise,
it would have been adopted.
The chief object in alluding to this matter
is to shoW that when, before the overt act of
war was committed, the South had the election
of compromise or war, she, through her
highest dignitaries, deliberately chose war.
Ihe South' would not have compromise
.hen. Is it reasonable to suppose that it
would accept such an accommodation now?
t ier rulers have the Southern masses by the
throat .*md_cati mould thein_to their imperi
one:*iilee,,Thei. lilxv - PiikTiiiii% l 94 great stake.
ay I gagalnet, vitharp4ozonx
-wit atlas: tz - fr44,Atits srlitey#4ej.
:lore of pnitoi-raotiCixibtoA And , fostered'. by
,e17 , -- • -,_- - •
to eleot, as they declare they do elecCer.lier
initiation rather than submission and Union.
Early in the struggle, before the Govern
ment had taken_ the aggressive, Pri,sident
Lincoln offered peace on most liberal•tem's
The terms were, briefly, the laying dotiii . of
armsand the abandonment of their hostileat
stude. The world knows how these teria.s
werd:met. It need not, be repeated here. The
desolation of Southern ,fields, and the vacant
seats'in thousands npon thousands of hoines.
both North and South, bear the record: ' Still
later, amnesty and pardon have been offered
by the President;,still the chiefs of the rebel
lion abate not a tittle of their energy to main
tainthemselves in their wrong. They deiaand
recognition and independence of a Govern ,
ment they hate. Intimate knowledge of the
directing minds of the rebellion teaches that
they wilt never abandon their wicked scheme
until obliged to do so by the sheer force of
such iron circumstances as control the results
There is no ground, then,
,for hope or peace
through compromise; no hepe CA permanent
peace. There is no such discharge in this
war. Those who go before the country upon
such vicious pretexts are not deceived them
selves, however much they may deceive. the
ignorant and unsuspecting. To charge self
deception upon them in a matter so unmis
takably clear would be equivalent to charg
ing them with imbecility. They do not de
ceive themselves. This pretext of seeking
the defeat of Mr. Lincoln that peace may re
turn to our borders covers a sinister purpose.
If they wish. peace they can have it but in
two ways—in a cowardly abandonment of the
struggle, followed by disunion, or by a more
vigorous (if possible) prosecution of the war.
Thus the true issue upon which the cam
paign is to be made becomes sharply defined.
None can . deprecate the horrors of war or de'-'
sire the return of peace more than do the
warmest supporters of the National Union
nominees. But they ask for and will acqui
esce in no peace that is not founded upon the
integrity of the Union, and established upon
the principles of the Declaration of Independ
ence. They recognize greater evils. than
war, Such as this is in Which the nation is
plunged. Divide the nation geographically,
and to what end do we inevitably 'gravitate?
With the precedent and justice of secession
established and acknowledged, , who • can pre
sume to say that -we shall not repeat the hu
miliating history of Mexico and the South
American States ? United, the common dan-
ger was, and would continue to be, our com
mon security. Divided, the land, would
groan with the wreaking out of individual
vengeance. Divided, the torch and brand
would never be idle along the ling of division.
Che country would at last awake to the bitter
knowledge that open, vigorous war, prosecit
ted with a high purpose, is .'a thousand times
less to be dreaded than an armed pettee.
As an example, a little more . than a year
since, when Lee, with his rebel army, invaded
Pennsylvania, and, when the- fate of the Ile-,
public was decided by the battle of Gettys:
ourg, how prompt wicked and designing men
were to inaugurate the insurrection in Neu
York city, trustiug in the hope that the Gov
erument was not able to maintain the supra-,
many of - the Constitution - and the laws.
*ill be long before the blackness of the crimes
committed bythat conspiracy will be oblite
As another eadmple, take the recent con
-.piracy discovered in the . Northirest —the
oandiug togetherin secret of a large numbe4
if men, the concentration of thirty thousand
,tand of arms and a large supply ..of antrauni
don. The papers of this conspiracy,'which
were seized, evidence too clearly that theii
design was, and is, the overthrow of the Be
public, trusting ; that division and anarelly
would shield them from harm, but in uttei
disregard - OT the auwAyantarit, Trongi_st a .
people---murder,,robbery, arson—in. a word,
desolation for tlO time.
Now, fellow-citizens, in both, these ei
amples, the moving spirits are prominent men
in the opposition, and controlled.the nomina
don and platform .at" Chicago.
Can we hesitate ~ - can there be any trust dx
conlidenee in men placed in nomination
such men ?Men Men of . -family, hesitate; men ot
property.' hesitate';' , young men; who hope to
enjoy both these blesaings, hesitate before you
cast your votes' for nominees made by such.
Yet it is to Suclrispeace as this that, our op
ponents invite you. , They ask yoni iauffrages
for a man who either, is :'pledged_to:such a'
peace, if elected, er Who is' deterMiried.on a
war grander ia scale and 'bloodier in results
than the world has, yet witnessed: 'There
can be but 'tea issues 9.4 of' the presen
difficulty. The intelligent freemen of Pennsyl
vania need not to be led like children. They
will not fail to comprehend the nature of thepe
issues, and to choose between them. In so
choosing they choose for their children and
their children's children. They . can do noth
ing of a public nature in these pregnant times
chat shell not cause . coming generations
either to revere or despise them. The re-elec
tion of Mr. Lincoln and the election . of
Andrew Johnson as his associate., will indi
cate to the chiefi of the rebellion that the war
for Union and permanent peace must go on
until these ends shall be attained. It will
also signify to the nations of Europe that. the
people of the. whole United States will, soon
or late, become an united people, and the
Government remain, as it hashereteforebeen,
a star of hope to all the oppresSedpeoplei of
the civilized world, and an everlasting-monu
ment to the wisdom of the grand old kerdes
who conceived it. If we could basely,affOrd
to abandon the struggle now, the world, man
kind, could not afford the sacrifice. If to•
could afford to bear the shame, and weer the
shackles of defeat so craftily invited, our
children could not stand erect nude the
deathless reproach of our behaviour.
As men, as "freemen, as patriolm, we
have no choice but to stand by , the
Government as 'administered. The aherna-,.
tive presented by our Opponents is dfianion
and dishonor, which is national death. 1 If a
man recognizes the existence of the p,' ciple
of eternal Justice he, cannot 'despair f the
Republic. There may be sonie, in who the
principle of hope maintains but -a .feeti ex
fitence, unless - stimulated ' by - unirttePtpd ,
success. Such must be encouraged an sus
tained by, the example of the more h ful
and enduring. They must be assur of
what.the philosophy of history and of eOuts
teaches, that danger lies in turning bac , as
Aecurity lies in ptessing forward. The deso
Lations, and bete pvements, and hardenswar
m ay be, nay. are, terrible, but the to pest
which ravages Evert, and field, destroyi the
increase of labor, and even human life, i also
terrible. Yet it is beneficent. With nu ; ry
iug calm the atmosphere would degen rate
into putridity and the earth would revolr,s in
endless night. So war involves nations 31a its
tearful vortex that social and political re ova
tion may follow. As a fire sweeping ove the
fields licks up the chaff and stubble, yet
affects not the solid earth, so the fiery 'trial
which we are called upop. to endure: is con
suming the notorious orimes of society. The
nation will issue out Of this struggle stronger
and purer than before. Wrong. - such- Bacon
fronts us, cannot drive right into exile: raft
and villainy are not to belhe Subjugate of
wisdom aud , yirtue. And whateverclimes
play have Well, or may yet bel perpetrate, in
the name of oiviliziition, It is no t now , I.
,prosa *494 farce,or a failure. Out /AL;
ealimities'are 1 :10 to comae '3*?? 2, iti ar- 1
Zan people for tlie,r4P,Poh4„thi?! - 41 - ' ate
to remain true ligid,..litol4tat - Willi t
talail todatablish t W il iotiv,tivefeli *:
foundation than the ertorCAleit uPen - Wiar
they have hitherto ested.
The victory is to be won by unremitting la
hor,-and a watchfulness that. shall be proof
agitiriSt <the surprises planned by traitors at
tioraor abroad. We are to look for no for
tuitous happenings, so miraculous interposi
tions. The„frientis of the Government, work
ing together, cannot be overthrows by any
Combination possible among their opponents.
111 1 11 : 1 4 l i °°°/t to divide and distract, as they
haviame, Ind they may partially succeed.-
- But not if the people remain firm, calm, and
self-contained. United, we are invincible
. ilgainst any 'force that can be brought against
us. Divided, we should invite defeat, and at
tach to ourselves the name of having rejected
the counsels of experience and enlightened
reason. 'Our victorious tirthies are bravely
doirig their duty in the field'
What is required. of the loyal men of Penn
sylvania, is a great victOrrat the polls in Oc
tober and November. It is not only essential
that, the Federal Government and the policy
inaugurated to crush rebellion should be
endorsed by the re-election of Abraham Lin
coln ; but at the coming contest in October,
it is important that in the election of Con
gressmen and members of the Legislature, as
many districts as possible should be carried
by the loyal candidates now in and to be put
into the field. We want the moral effect of
overwhelming majorities as well as the pres
tige derived from'military power and force.
We expect to close the war as much , by the
influence of the ballot as the bullet. We
hope to stop the effusion of blood by the un
mistakable demonstration at the polls that
the war is to be waged till the rebellion is
ended, and that hostilities will not cease
while there is an armed traitor in the field.
Such a cessation of hostilities cannot be ob
tained by compromise or negotiation. It
must be achieved by the stern influence of
force—by the unmistakable, clear; and well
defined proofs of the ability of the Govern
ment to cope Witli and.conquer all or any of
• Men of Peimsylva.nia, the issues, are now
before you for - consideration and decision.
You must abide the result as you - establish
it for good or evil. We ask yon to
support Abraham Lincohl because we
believe his re-election will folly vindi
cate the authority of the National Gov
vernmeut, and fully establish the fact that the
free men Nit the loyal States are able to sus
tain the existence of the Union and the Govern
ment• against the hazard of opposition from
abroad or at home. We ask you to assist not
only in the re-election of Abraham Lincoln, but
In the election of all loyal candidates for State
and 'Federal offices, because their triumph will
recognize our nationality—a result which must
contribute to the maintenance of the national
Government. It needs no argument of our'
own to establish this position, because our po
ll tical opponents now antagonize us to achieve
entirely the opposite results.
By ~ rder of the Unicin State Central Com
• SIMON CAMERON, President
A. W. Barrearcr, 1 secretaries.
J 39 Zeregrapt).
MOVEMENTS OF A PIRATE
AFFAIRS IN MEXICO
Nnw Yona, Sept. 9.
The transport steamer Nightingale, from
Key West, reports that she was chased by a
sum:aged pirate on thLe6th_
Advices" from Havana:to the 26th nit.,have
been rceived. The reported:Olpttire
toria from tlie French, by Cortinas, has been
confirmed. The French were put to flight
with heavy loss. Cortinas had- announced to
the soldiers that he would soon lead them to
Tampico, and Would be reinforced from Ho
riastica. , - • t
Capt. Mendoza had ambushed a part - s of
imperialists, killing 66 awl capturing 27 of
them; also capturing 115 rifles and 73 horses.
Capt. Mendoza and. three- of his men were
Am:yoliow.feyer was making considerable
ha*oc at Ira - 14m: " • •
The steamer Francis, lately from Philadel
phia, had been sold for 20,000 pounds. She
is to-be fitted for blockade running
VIEWS OF GENERAL GRANT
lEtzlorAirmas or um Antrza Or THE U. S., 1_
CITY Pours, Va., Aug. 16, 1861.
Son. E. B Wesh2ourne
DEAR Sin :—I state to all citizens who lisit
me that all we want now to insure in early
restoration of the Union is a determined unity
of sentiment worth.
The rebels have now in their ranks their
last man. The little boys and old men are
. prisoners, gttarding railroad bridges,
and forming a good part of their garrisons or
intrenched positions. A man lost by them
cannot be replaced. They have robbedlthe
cradle and the grave equally to get their pres
ent force. Beside what they lose in frequent
skirmishes and battles, they are now. losing
from desertions and other causes at, least .one
regiment per day. , With this drain upon
them, the ; end is notice distant, if we w , ll only
be true to, ourselves Their only hope now ,s in
divided North. This might give them rein
foreementi from Tennessee, Kentucky, Mary
land and Missouri, while it would weaken As.
With the draft quietly enforced, the enemy
would become despondent, and would make
but ltttle resistance.
I have no doubt but the enemy are exceed
ingly anxious to hold out untirafter the Pres
idential election. They have many hopes
from its effects. They hope a counter-revolu
tion. They hopell t , the election of the peace
candidate. In tact, like Mioawber, they hope
for something to "turn up." Oar peace friends, .
if - they . expect peace from separation,
are'' , mueh. .mistaken. It would be but
the beginning of war, 'with thousands
of Nortliero•. it:rszat joining the South
because of our disgrace in allowing separa
.lion. To have "peace on any terms, r the
South would demand the restoration of their
slaves already freed; they would demand in
demnity for losses sustained; and they would
demand a treaty which would make the North,
slave-hunters for the South; they would de
mand pay for the - restoration of every slave
escaped to the North.
Arrivals at Boston.
BOSTON , -SePt• 9 -
The U. S gunboat Paul Ages, genanander
Shirley, arrived hereto-day, " via New: York,
where she put in for coal after twenty-eight
months service in and on the Southern block
She brings home from the squadron 58
men, whose terms have expired.
Acting Master George It. Durant and two
of the clew were captured on Ossabaw, by
the rebels, waile on an e x pedition.
• The steamer Mahaska, from-the blockading
squadron, has arrived. - •
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The -. APr . residency.
EL TRTLELLAN'S LETTER OF ACCE2TARCE.
E CHICAGO CONVENTION REBUKED.
Fie Accepts the Nomination—
Talks ,all Around the Peace
Proposition—lgnores the idea
of a Cessation of Hostilities—
and Goes for the Whole Union.
Nr.w Yoax, Sept. 8.
The following is the letter of General
IPOlellot accepting the Chicag? nomination:
ORANGE, N. J., Sept 8.
Garmaraxx:—l have the honor to acknowl
edge the receipt of your letter informing me
of my nomination by the Democratic Na
tional Convention, recently assembled at Chi
cago, as their candidate at the next election
for President of the United States.
It is unnecessary for me to say to you that
this nomination comes to me unsought.
I am happy to know that when the nomina
tion was -made the record of my public life
was kept in view.
The effect of long and varied service in the
army, during war and peace, has been to
strengthen and make indelible -in my mind
and heart the love and reverence for the
Union, Constitution, laws, and flag of our
country impressed upon me in early youth.
These feelings have thus far guided the
course of my life, and must continue to do so
to its end.
The existence of more than one government
over the region which once owned our flag - is
incompatible with the pewee; the power, and
the happiness of the people.
The preservation of our Union was the sole
avowed object for which the wart, was com
menced. and it should have been condncted
in accordance with those principles, which I
took occasion to declare when in active ser
Thils conducted, the work of reconciliation
would have been easy, and we might have
reaped the benefits of our many victories on
land and sea.
The Union was originally formed by the
exercise of a spirit of conciliation and compro
mise, and to restore and preserve it the same
spirit must prevail in our councils and in the
hearts of the people. The re-establishment
of the Union in all its integrity is, and must
continue to. be, the indispensable condition
in any settlement.
So soon as it is clew or even probable that
our present adversaries are ready for peace
upon the basis of the Union, we should ex
hibit ftll the resources of statesmanship prac
ticed by civilized nations and taught by the
traditions of the American people. consistent
with the honor and interesteof the country, to
secure such peace, re-establish the Union, and
guarantee for the future the conditional rihts
of every State. The Union is the one condi
tion of peace, and we ask no more.
Let me add what I doubt not was, although
unexpressed; the sentiment of the Conven
tion, as it is of the / people they represent:
that when any. one State is willing to return
to the Union it should be received at once,
with a full guarantee of all its constitutional
rights. If a frank, earnest, .nd persistent
effort to obtain those objects should fail, the
responsibility for Ulterior consequences will
fall upon those who remain in arms against
the Union, but the J;Jnion mast be preserved
at all hazards.
I could not look in the face of my gallant
comrades of the army and navy, who have
survived so many bloody battles, and tell them
that their labors and the sacrifice of so many
of our slain and wounded brethren had been
in vain—that we had abandoned ,that Union
for which we have so often perilled our lives.
A vast majority of our people, whether in the
army or navy or at home, would, as I would,
hail with unbounded joy the permanent res
toration of peace on the basis of the Union
under the Constitution, without the effusion
of another drop of blood, but no peace can be
permanent without Union.
As to the other subjects presented in the
resolutions of the Convention, I need only
say that I should seek in the Constitution of
the United States, and the laws (rained in ac
cordance therewith, the rule of my duty and
the limitations of Executive power, endeavor
to restore economy in public expenditure, re
establish the supremacy of law, and by the
operation of the more vigorous nationality re
sume Our commanding position among the
nations of theearth.
The condition of oar finances, the depre
ciation of the paper money, and the burdens
thereby imposed on labor and capital, show
the necessity of a return to a sound financial
system; while the rights of citizens and the
rights of States, and the binding authority of
law Over the President, the army, and . _ the
people, ate 'subjects of not less vital import
ance in war than in peace.
Believing that the view's here expressed are
those of the Convention and the people you
tepresent, I accept the nomination. I realize
the weight of the responsibility to be borne
should the people ratify your choice.
Conscious of my own weakness, I can only
seek fervently the guidance of the Ruler of the
Universe, and, relying on His all-powerful aid,
do my best to restore Union and peace to a
suffering people, and to establish a guard for
their liberties and rights.
,I am, gentlemen, very respectfully,
. Your obedient servant,
GEORGE B. McCLELLAN.
Hon: llonxmo HEY3101:1B, and others, com
DISPATCH FROM UN. SHERMAN.
His- Own Avant of the Capture of Atlanta,
Loursvna.s, Sept. 8.
In answer to a request that Major (lateral
Sherman would give us details of his late
operations before Atlanta, in ord r to silence
the cavils of those who, in the absence of par
del:llmi, were denying that those operations
were on the whole a Federal success, we have
received the following
ArLairra, Sept.. 7.—On the 25th of August,
pursuant to a plan of which the War Depart
ment had been fully advised, I Left the 20th
Corps at. the Chattahoochee bridge, and with
the balance of the army I drew off from the
siege, and using some considerable artifice to
mislead the enemy, I marched' rapidly south
"and reached the Wi34 POint railroad near
Fairborn. on the 27th, and broke .up twelve
miles of it. When mtving east, my right ap
proached the Macon railroad near Jonesboro,
and my lett near Rough and'Ready.
The enemy attacked the right wing of the
Army of the Tennessee and was completely
beaten on the Ist, and during the combayl
pushed the left of the centre rapidly on the
railroad above and between Rough and Ready
and Jonesboro. •
On the bit of September we broke up about
eight miles of the Macon road and turned on
the enemy at Jonesboro, assaulted him and his
lines and carried them capturing Brigadier
General Gorman and about two thousand
prisoners, with eight guns and much plunder.
Tight alone prevented our capturing all of
Efardee'e corps, which escaped south that
The same night, Hood, in Atlanta, finding
all his railroads 'Oaken and in oar
blew wp his anunnnition, seven locomotives,
And eighty cars, - andAyitenikted Atlauta,willob,
on the aextdor,lleptember 9, woe• 44ent4.4
by, the. corps left for that purpose, Major Gen
eral Slooum commanding, we following the re
treat of the 'rebel army to near Lovejoy's Sta..
tion, thirty miles south of Atlanta, where find,
lug it would- not pay to assault, as we b a d
already the great object or the cainpaigz,_
viz : Atlanta. Accordingly the army grade.
ally and leisu ely returned to Atlanta, and it
is now encamped eight milessonth of the city,
and to-morrow will move to the camps ap.
pointed. I am now writing in Atlanta, so
could not be uneasy in regard to our position.
We have as the result of this quick, and, as I
think, well-execnted movement, twenty-seves
guns, over 3,000 prisoners, and have buried
400 rebel dead, and left as many wounded
who could not be removed. The rebels have
lost besides the important city of Atlanta.
stores. at least 500 dead, 2,500 wounded, and
3,000 prisoners, whereas, our aggregate los.s
will not foot np 1,500. If that is not suceesF
I don't know what is.
WM. T. SHERMAN, Major General.
FROM GEN. SHERIDAN'S ARMY
THE ENGAGEMENT OF SATURDAY LAST
OUR LOSS REDUCED TO ONE RUNDREb
The Rebel Gen, Humphreys Mortally Worn Med
BALTIMORE, Thursday, Sept B.
The Baltimore Arnericaq has the following
special dispatch :
HEADQUARTERS DEP'T. OF WEST Vrnor:crA,
IN THE FIELD NEAR BERRYVILLE, Sept. 8
In the hurried account which I sent of
Saturday's engagement at Berryville, I erro
neously stated the number of wounded at 300.
From offici3l returns it appears our total lov
will not exceed one hundred seriously wound
ed and killed. The enemy's loss was very
heavy. They are known to have lost 300 in
one brigade, and their total loss cannot fah
short of 500. The rebel General Humph
rey's was mortally wounded, but escaped.
The decided repulse and defeat of the enemy
by Gen. Crook's command reflects great credit
on Gen. Sheridan, General Crook, and the
latter's gallant command, who fought splen
didly. With respect to the loss of the ambu
lance trai , it appears that there was a suffi
cient guard farnished to prevent its capture
if a proper disposition had been made of
them. They have, however, all been recap
tured with the exception of one.
The enemy are believed to be encamped in
the vicinity of Winchester.
There has been no change in affairs here
since my last dispatch.
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HAVING now on hand a large supply of
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ver and /gm—l offer them to the public eittter atele.slis
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poison•, and vi ill In all cases effect a cure, or the money
My GOLDEN ELRGRRIC OlL—a certain and effediy.
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DE PA RT KENT
UNIVERSITY OW MARYLAND.
The FIFTY-SE4ENT-1 SESSION OF THE SCHOOL OF
iiRDWINg in the rifirEltarrr OF MARYLAND will corn•
More on liftgArDdr, the 17th of October, 1864, and endno
th Ist of Marc 1
A ruL4 COURSE OF LECTURES WILL BE GIVEN ON ALL TIP-
BRANCEBB AS FOLLOWS
On. Surgery—By Pro'. N. R. Smith.
ten t.hemisfry and t harmacy—By Prof. Wm. &A.
CM, Obstetrics and Diseases of Women and Children—By
Prof G W, Miltenbe gar.
On Principles and Practice of Medicine, and Clinical
Medicine and et,ygiene—By Prof. Rich ird ffeStierry.
On Anatomy and Physiology—By Prof Christopher
On Malaria /Italica and Therapeulics—By Prot SamL C.
Tactical Anatomy will be taught by James H. Butler,
M. D., Demoistrator.
Durine the continuance of the war Mihtary Surg
and Military Hygiene wilt be introduced as a retrula , put
of the course.
Matriculates or th's School have acres' at all times to
the a anis of the Baltimo e infirmary, where they can
wi.ne-s the performance o' all the principal op rari"as in
Surgery, and can observe the numerou+ fo.ms of douse
under treatment The lull •mar. Is a spa ions bask. al
attach dto the Medical Fchool, and it is open to the Stu
dents deity throughout the entire year, without any sddi-
Tbe fees for the full Course of Lectures'are $9O; for
Matriculation, $5 and. for Pract cAI Anatomy . , $lO
GEORGE W. MILTa.NBERGER, M. D.
A N ELEGANT DRAFT HORSE, 184 bands
blab, sound in every respect, and w 11 week in say
kind of haraess. Apply to E i H" THOFR
sepg-d lt] Herr street, betw. Third and Elder.
THE undersigned offers for sale his interest
In the LTVEnY and SALE STABLE, corner of
and See , tal streets. For particulars, ensure or
sepB-dtf] S.S. 1) WIS_ at the Stable.
A WELL-BRED BAY HORSE
Has speed. kind in harness, stands without hitenii:i.
fearless, and a fine saddle animal.
A.BIIIFTING-To' LIGHT WA.uON, by one of the best 00,
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plate. Inquire at, [eepl-4tl FRI , OFFICE.
Notice to Gas Consumers.
ALL consumers of gas, who have not yet
paid their bil's, are req'n'atcd , o do so on or before
the Oltb inst., as all otoald bills will be shut off after thas
date. By order of the Company
ASSESSMENT OF DAMAGES.
DUBS IJANT to an order of the Court of
Quarter remit= of Dauphin mail', notice la here
b, given to 'he • ornmismieuers of raid county, and to the
proper ty-holders t e line of Fr ont. street, from Pat
ron street to Hanna area in the city of Hairt.burd, that
upon the petiden of the President of Council of said city,
the Court has appointed six viewers toe seas the damages
-tanned by the opening of said street, and that they
- pmcoed to ammo said isamages on TUESDAY. B€lo l .o oo
DNA next, at 10 o'clock, a. g , at which time all pa. tteo
interested may appiar upon the ground if the. th at
proper, JOHN W. BR,WN, City elicitor.
(AU UNRRA/ASTER , GENERAVS Of
WesmaroN cxtq, Augers 54 1641 t
EtOESES! kORSES! HORSES!
Horses saheb e for Cavalry and Artn:o7 serv t., 3 wal D?
porchaaed at tilesbore Depot, i., open market, till ccwer
Gorses will be delivered to Cantata. L. Lowy Moore A-
Q. M., and be subtlected to the usual Goverment arc
tion Wore betty; es. 001404
Price of Cavalry HOMO, 8175 each.
Price or Ant lery Horses, $lBO each.
Payment will be mute for slx. (6) end more.
JAMES A_ HEM
Colonel First Division.
Quartermaster General's Moe. ,
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