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INTO THN TRUTH OF CHARGES MADE BY JEFFERSON BOYER, MEMBER OF THE I.,EGISLATIFRE FROMCLEAB.FIELD COUR- Ty,OF ATTEMPTS MADE BY fi f Eria SIMON CAMERON, DIREOILy, AND THROUGH THE AGENCY OF COL. JOMN J. PATTER SON AND 'WILLIAM BROBST, TO BRIBE BoyElt, BY THE OFFER OF AIDNEy AND PROMISE :OF. d LUCRATIVE APPOINT !SENT, TO VOTE FOR THE ELECTION OF THE SAID SIMON CAMERON TO THE SENATE OF TES UNITED STATES. Tc the Iroise of Representatives of the Common. wealth of Pennsylvania: The committee appointed under the reaolu lion of the 20th of January last, to inquire *tether unlawful means were employed to cure the -election of. United States • Senator, it authority to send for persona and papers, leave to offer the following report : Your committee met, for the first time, on 21st day of January, and appointed L. Jack , Crane, Esq., as clerk. Since that time 7 have held forty-three sessions, and have &mined thirty witnesses, and some of them great length. A considerable portion of the nimony thus obtained has no direct bearing in the main question which was before the nmittee but they have thought it best here th to submit the whole of it, that it may iak for itself. It was the constant purpose of the committee conduct the investigation in such a manner that no injustice should be done to any one ; they are - persuaded that the persons ex ited will, in all ease; award to them entire mess. The first witness examined was Dr. T. Jef mn Boyer, a member of the House of Repre datives front Clearfiild county, whose state it is substantially as follows: in the early part of the session he met Mr. Mem Brobst, of Lewisburg, at the Penney'. inia House in this city i ; and after several dings, at the request of Mr. Brobst, he ated him a private • interview in his own tm. During this interview Mr. Brobst made Jwn to Di. Boyer - his - ardent desire for the talon of General Simon Cameron to the late of the United States ; assuring him that was authorized. by Gen. Cameron to enter to preliminary arrangements with any mem r of the Legislature to secure his vote, and offer five thousand dollars to any one who Ad agree to absent himself on the day of election. Mr. Brobst informed Dr. Boyer it Gen. Cameron desired to Bee him; and -angementa were accordingly made by them go to Gen. cameron's house, but were not tried out. • ' Afterwards Mr. Brobst told Dr. Boyer that . Cameron wanted to see him at the State iital Bank; and on Dr. Boyer's oonsentnig the interview, be was conducted by Mr. ihst to a back room in said bank, where he Ind Gen. Cameron. The General then shut door, put down the blinds, and had a pri m interview with Dr. Boyer. He asked the itor what he would think of two thousand 'ars for a vote, to be paid when the work done ; and remarked that he regarded this only - as a first installment. He spoke of paymaaterships, at a salary of three thou id dollars a year, one of which he could lure for Dr. Boyer. He also requested the :tor to name some one who should arrange tters between them in the future; and at suggestion of Gen. Cameron they agreed on t Burns. Brobst again met Dr. Boyer, and made her engagement -with him to go to Gen. ieron's house, but failed to fulfill his pro e. The next day, being the Friday prior the election for a United States Senator, Mr. ibst informed Dr. Boyer that Gen. Cameron ired to see him at the State Capital Bank; as Dr.. Boyer refused to meet him there, . Cameron, at the instance of Mr. Brobst, conducted to the room of Dr. Boyer in the ineylvania House. _At this interview Gen. neron agreed to give Dr. Boyer fifteen thou id dollars for his . vote ; and informed him he was going that afternoon to Philadel ma, on the Leoanon Valley cars, that Jim -us was sick, and that John J. Patterson ild go on the same train, and would make mgements in regard to the money. la the morning of that day Dr. - Boyer had with John J. Patterson, who told him that had seen Gen. Cameron, and, that he was ire of the whole matter ; proposing at the me time to meet Dr. Boyer at the Lebanon hey depot. They accordingly met, and took cars for Reading, Gen. Cameron also being i the train. In the baggage apartment of the New York r, Mr_ Patterson agreed with Dr, Boyer that should have twenty thousand dollars if he dd vote for Gen. Cameron for United States 'ator, sutject however to the approval of the metal, and Mr. Pattereon afterward inform )r. Boyer that Gen. Cameron was agreed to price. Arrangements were then made by Mr. Pill ion and Dr. Boyer to meet with. Gen Cam va on Saturday evening, at the house of J. D. leron. Accordingly, they all met at the Anted time and place; and it was there !ed upon that Gen. Cameron would give Buyer twenty thousand dollare for hie vote. In Tuesday morning, the day of the election Senator, Mr. Patterson called at Peonsylva House, immediately after breakfast, and aripanied Dr. Boyer to his (Patterson's) 1, in Herr's hotel, where they found Gen. ieron. The G-neral told Dr. Boyer that Fuller would have an interview with him whenever he was ready to receive him, requested Dr. Boyer to say to Dr. Fuller he would vote tor him (Gen Cameron) United States Senator. Dr. Fuller was uliately introduced into the room, ono tired, as the chairman of a committee muted by the Republican caucus. whether B .yer would vote for Gen. Cameron ; and tying from Dr. Boyer an affirmative answer, .tired VW, if the statement of Dr. Boyer is a true dive of facts, there can be no doubt as to laployment of unlawful means to secure election of Gen. Simon Cameron to the tte of the United States. But the com et had other testimony before th m, in ,rd to the transactions related by Dr. el and it. becomes necessary, in the light that testimony, to examine his Matins to h'ulthess there were, within a few days previous ie Senatorial election, repeated interviews reEn Mr. Brobst and Dr Boyer cannot be "'Ed; becau,e they not only ho h testify f act, but. their testimony is corruherated that. of Captain Chritzman, Dr. .E4rly, K Boyer , and Mr. Vaughn. They agree in reg4rd to the private in erviews ) et , ween Dr. Boyer and Gen. Cam • rots, first, Altuo Capital Bank, and afterwards at - I, oyer's room in the Pennsylvania House; . -. . .. __ __- . . • . . . __IT f.--, \ !.: I_c_-:_. -- ' v- ' - .:-..*. --_—_-__ __ • . . . , . . . . i - ' t , _ _. _ ..i,, ,reri ji fli 1 - - .;,.:- • , - , __:: z - :- - . . • ~" . . . . . t - I• I . _ - - ---7-';'- ' , .; :j ..; '*- 7.- ..12 . 7 .. ' .1- 7 ' I ....:. ''''' . '• • 1 . ---- 1 - ..i1111 • • : . .. ... ~. ..., , .. . ... .. :. ~ . . . .... . ..... ....... ....... .. _____ V0L..5.-NO. 189. and in this they are sustained by the testimony of Capt. Chritzmin, Dr. Early, and Mr. Vaughn. They agree, moreover, as to the arrangements and preparations which. were made to visit Geri. Canieron at his own bootie, at the request of loir.Srobst; and as to the fact that ouch preparations were made, we have the testimony of Dr. Early. There is also a marked agreement between the testimony of Dr. Boyer and that of John S. Patterson. They both testify that they met in .Harrisburg on the Friday immediately pre ceding the Senatorial election; that they went to !Reading in the afteriumn of that day, on the Lebanon Valley cars,, and that Gen. Cameron was on the same train; that arrangements were there made between Mr: Patterson and Dr. Boyer to meet Gen. Cajun:in at the hones of his scut, J. D. Cameron, on the next evening; that they met according to appointment; and that on the following Tuesday morning, the day of the Senatorial election, Dr. Boyer, at the request of Mr. Patterson, went to Pat terson's room, in Herr's Hotel, where he found Gen. Cameron, and afterwards met Dr. Fuller. These are only a few of the numerous points of eoncidence between the testimony of Dr. Boyer and that of Messrs. Brobst and Patterson. Indeed, there is almost a perfect agreement between them, except in regard to the alleged money transaction. It must be evident to every one, that in the various interviews which Mr. Brobst and Mr. Patterson had with Dr. Boyer, their only ob ject was, to influence him ' - by some means or other, to vote for General Cameron for United States Senator. But by what means did. they attempt to accomplish this object ? Here the testimony of these three witnesses involves a direct contradiction. Dr. Boyer asserts that Mr. Brobst fold him he was authorized biGen. Cameron to offer five thousand dollars for a vote, which Mr. Brobst denies; and that Gen. Cameron and Mr. Patterson positively agreed to give him twenty thousand dollars. and finally twenty-five thousand dollars, in order to secure his vote for 'Simon Cameron, which is emphati cally denied by Mr. Patterson. We are there fore bound to conclude, either that the state ments of Dr. Boyer on the one band, or those of Mr. Brobst and Mr. Patterson On the other, in regard to 'this pecuniary consideration,, are downright and deliberate falsehoods. Men always act from motives. It is'therefore legitimate to inquire, what motive could have influenced Dr. Boyer, in this single case, while allthe other leading features of his, statement are shown to be true, to bear false testimony ? It could riot have been fear ; for surely he had no more to fear from telling the truth, than from a declaration of falsehood. It could not have : been the 'lope of gala ; for it 'is iinpos sible'for any one to see hoNi he could have ex pected any profit or benefit from the utterance of any such false „statement . Nor could he have been actuated by a malevolent or revenge ful feeling; for there is no evidence of the existence of any snob feeling, on the part of Dr. Boyer, against General Cameron or any of his friends. Moreover, to suppose that any man could falsely and knowingly charge upon his fellow man,. without some strong motive, a crime which would forever blast the reputation of its perpetrator in community, and then call upon God in the most solemn manner in attes tation of tbe truthfulness of his charge, would be to ascribe to him an extraordinary degree of moral depravity. Here another Question will naturally arise ; : can any motive be discovered, on the part of Messrs. Brobst and Patterson, whloh might incline either of them to a denial of the truth, in regard to this money transaction ? . The an swer is easy. If this feature of the statement of Dr. Boyer is true, they have both been guilty of attempting to bribe a member "of this Legislature, which is, .under our laws, a high misdemeanor, subjecting the offender to a severe penalty. But who does not know, that the fear of exposure and punishment, and of the odium that must necessarily result from the commission of such a crimp, would be one of the strongest motives to iiiMPel men to false hood? It is not reasonable to expect men to criminate themselves. Let us now look at this testimony from another standpoint. Truth is always consist ent with itself. The statement of Dr. Beyer is a plain, straightforward, circumstantial, and natural story of such events as might occur, and bears upon the face of it no apparent dis crepancy. It is ooroborated, id nearly till its leading delails, by the testimony of Messrs. Ertabat and Patterson, and in several particu lars by that of Capt. Chritsman, Dr. Early, Er. Vaughn, Michael S. Boyer, and Dr. Fuller ; all which may.be seen by a reference. to' the testimony of, these .gentleinen, .herewith sub mitted. Bin now let no take a brief survey of the statements of Messrs. Brobst and Patter son ! Mr. Brobet met General Cameron some weeks before the meeting of the Legislafure, - but no conversation passed between them in regard to the election of a United States Senator. Sub sequently, without any request from any one, and of big own acord, be game to ligrrisbnrg, went the same evening to see General Cameron, and offer him his services,:without beirig asked to do so, to secure his election to the Senate of the United States. He again returned to Har risburg. stopped at Herr's Hotel, but soon re turned to th.- Pennsylvania House, where Dr. Boyer had . his room. He there met;with• Dr. Boyer, had repeated interviews with him, invi ted Boyer to go with him to General Cameron's house, provided, horses and carriage, on , two occasions, .to convey him there, visited . the General three or four times at his residence, became•tbe medium of communication between him. and Dr. -Boyer, and made arrangements for several meetings between -them. All this was done by, Mr. Brobst, be it remembered, at considerable cost both of time and money, and without any arrangement whatever with Gen. Cameron or any body else ; by which he was to be 'reimbursed. This is possible, but the ques tion will ; necessarily arise, isit at all probable ? But again—Mr. Brobst is positively implica ted, by other testimony than that of Dr. Boyer, in the alleged bribery. Mr. John Hancock tes tifies that-Mr. Brobst told him he had the au • thority of General Cameron to use money to aware his election as United • States Senator; and that any arrangement he might make, within reasonable amount, would be immedi ately complied with by General Cameron. The testimony of. Michael K . Boyer on this subject is, that Mr. Brobst told Lim he was authorized to offer ten thousand dollars for a vote. It is also in evidence that Mr. Brobst told Mr. Pot teiger, a member of the House, that if he would vote for General Cameron he could rake an independent fortune; that he would guarantee to him five thousand dollars in hand, and a position worth forty thousand dollars ; that if be would name a day, be would bring General Cameron down to Berke county and make a final bargain.. and that he had better, let party go to the devil, and make this money. The testimony of Mr. John J. Patterson, as already intimated, corroborates that of. Dr. B oe r, in nosily every point . They agree as to their trip to Reading, on the Lebanon Valley road; 'their interviews on the cars; their ar rangement to meet General Cameron at the house of hie eon, on Saturday evening previous to the Senatorial election; their meeting tic cording to this arrangement; and the interview HARRISBURG, PA:, FRIDAY, APRIL 10,,,1863. between General 'Cameron, Dr. Boyer and Senator Fuller, in Mr: Patterson'a ooM in Herr's Higel. Bit Mr. Patterson defiles, most emphatically. that either he or Gen. 'Cam'eron offered Dr. Boyer money or anythingebie, 'as a means of inducing him to vote for Cameroh..= This, .whether: true - or false in itself; : is what might be expected under the circumstances, and is, according to the statement of Dr. Boyer, what Mr. Patterson said he would testify if an investigation should be inatituttidi • There are other statements in the testimony of Mr. Patterson that are worthy of considera tion.- He said he came to Harrisburg at the request or suggestion of no one; that be ar rived There on: the eighth of Jabuity, betvieen five and six. o'clpek in, the afternoon; that.after supper he met General Cameron .by aeoident in the Poetoffiee, and was. informed- by Lim there, that he was-net :a candidate for United etates,Senator i that the next day he sought an interview with Dr. Boyer, in order to. ascertain whether he really intended to vote for Gen, Ca. nieren; . th at. after havipg some conversation With Dr. Boyer, on their way, to Beading, he had-no faith' in him, and- concluded that he would ad vise General Cameron not to trust. him ;, 'and that General Cameron said he would have no thing to do with him. Still, however, as the testimony of both Dr. Boyer anal Mr. - Patterson shows, they persisted in itolding interviews with Dr. Boyer, in order to secure his vote for General Cameron. All this service Mr. Patter son performed without fee or reward from any One. There is one other point in Mr. Patterson's testimony that may be noticed. He says he was present•during the wholetime - etthe inter view.between Senator Puller, General Cameron and Dr. Bo.yer, at his own room in Herr's hotel. Accordingly,' he relates in his testimony the conversation which took place between the partials on that nonagon. Bat the testimony of Senator Fuller is that Mr. Pattierson Was not in the room while he was there. Here, then, is a liat contradiction between these two witnelees but tine committee have.no doubt, from the evidence before them, and from all the ciircumetanoes of the ease, that the testimony of Senator Fuller is literally true. It appears from the testimony before the cornmittee, thatlhere were other •members of the Legislature, besides Dr. 'Boyer, "to Whom offers of money and place weremade, to induce them to vote - for Simon Cameron for; United States Senator. Those who would come to an enlightened judgment in regard to this ques tion, may consult: the: testimony of Messrs. Graber, Wolf, Thomas,. and Hammer. , Mr. Graber testifies that Mr. Henry Tho mas, at his own house, and in a private interview between them, urged him to vole . for General Cameron for United States Senator, atatisked Mr. Graber to make his 'Own lighreie if he Could do anything. ; He 'moreover insisted' en Mi. Graber ,go with him, at a late hour of the night, - to See General Cameron at his own house, and • proposed to 'take 'him in riage ; but Mr. Graber did'not consent to any of these proposals. -Mr. Wolf's testimony is that Mr. Henry Thomas said to him, "go for General Cameron, and you shall be well paid. State how Ouch you will take to vote for General Cameron— put down the " figures." It is alsb in fvidence that Mr. John L. Hammir told'Mr. Wolf that he could make five thousand dollars by voting for General Cameron ; and again, that he (Mr. Wolf) could make a nice thing out of it There is one other fact which has been dearly brought to view in the course of the investigation, and which doubtless has some bearing upon the question before the commit tee. It is this, that General Cameron enter tained a strong desire to be elected Li) the Senate of the United States. The proof of this is so abundant that hardly any one who reads the testimony herewith - submitted will call it in question. It is seen in the anxiety which Was manifested"on the part of General Cameron, as brought to light in the statement of Mr. Pen neman, to ascertain whether he. could or could not secure the vote ef Mr. Nelsen, a Demo cratic member from W ayne .. It le seen , more- Over, in the' repeatedinteriiews which General Cameron held with Dr. Boyer, as stated by Messrs. Brobet and Patterson, in order to se cure the vote of Dr.-Boyer. True, we are told by. Mr. Patterson that General ameron said to him, in their accidental interview. at 'the post office, that' he was not 'a candidate ;• but he also testifies that. General Cameron - told him en the following morning, that he would he thankful to him for anything 'he could do for him. Aooordingly,Mr. Patterson immediately commenced his efforts, and continued them till the latest hour, to secure for General Cameron the vote of Di. Bayer. Such is a brief ootline of factsund airouth stan6es were brought to light . in the course of the investigation. Your committee are therefore of the npinion that the testimony before them justifies the following conclusion That unlawful means ware, employed to se cure the election - of Simon Cameron io the Senate of the United. StateNin last January. Your committee offer the following resolu• Lion : Resolved, That they be discharged from the further consideration of the subject • .8, WAKEFIELD, Chairman. • D. 'CAINE, • F. J. BARGER, • • C. L. PERSHING,' TESTIMONY OF T. J. BOYER Question. Will you state, fully everything which occurred between yourself and all other persons relative to your voting for Simon Cameron for United Staten Senator ? Answer. Some time in the week of the commencement - of this session of the Legisla ture, after 'my return from Philadelphia, I met Mr. William Beebet at the Pennsylvania House, in this city; after several meetings he 'asked me to see me privately; 'I invited him to my room, and after a brief ConversatiOn, relating to things in general, be commenced reviling the different prominent Democratic candidates for United States Senator, and closed by ex ; pressing : his deoided preference for Simon Cameron for that position; I then asked him what he meant by that; he answered that: he wanted to see &ion. Cameron• elected to the United States. Senate. or something like that; asked him to explain his' motive; he said that Frank. Bughes had pursued him in - a law suit and cheated him out of a large amount of property belonging to the Brobet estate, and that he wanted to mike some money rani he have revenge ort.him ; I asked him bow he eXr petted .to make the money ; be said out of. Si mon Cameron ; I asked him how this could be done;`he said' by voting for him for t hat office ; I asked him how much Simon would pay for IL vote; 'I told him at the' same tinte„to . say -no thing but the,truth—nothing but what he was authorized to say ; previous to what I have Isin, said I asked him whether he was autherizrd by Cameron to come to me in regard to this mat ter; be said he was authorized, to go, to oily one and enter into• the preliminary arrange ments for a vote ; he replied to my question, above stated, he was authorized to offer five thousand dollars.; .I asked him whether he meant to vote or absent myself at the time; he said he wanted some man to go away—he was getting some others. to do the same Ihing'; he did.not say who the' others, ere; I then told him the amount' was too smalt=l <cotrld •not entertain the Proposition ; he said the . - others tread do It for. that; I asked, him who. they were; lie declined telling until he got . permis sion froin'Camtiron to db so ; he then left, Ind tint leivouldipoe Cameron audaek him in re gard to.the. price and whether. he would be willing:lo pay anymore; he returned the same day and 'said be Could make no other arrange ment, and urged his former - propmeitida ; the next day he called end- said Cameron wanted to see me at his residence out of town, and wanted me to go with him in' the evening ; 1 told , him rmiuld n ot promise Lich I had seen its person with whom I had an.engageinent that evening, and if I could get rid of it ,I would go with him; he said he was going at seven o'clock, 'and that be would have a car riage for that puiposein front of Herr's hotel; I told him that if' I could go I would . msettiM there; I then communicated to ,Mr. Earley,: of the Howe, what oceuvred, and asked him to walk doWn town with rile at the appointed tithe, which; he did cit . the time appointed; we Saw the carriage standing there ; I went up to Mr. Brobst and made some excuse of some -kind, and told, him I could , not go, but would go with' him some other time; he then said he would go down 'and see Cameron - himeelf i` we parted there, - and I did not see- him again Until the next day, when he called and said that Gen. C.amerop wanted to see me at the State Capi tal Bank; this was in the forenoon; I went over to the bank with Brobst, who conducted me into the back room; General Cameron was sitting- there alone; after putting down the blinds, closing the doors, Ste., be, (General Cameron,) who was alone present, asked me, or rather said, " Well, Boyer, do you think you could have courage enough to vote for me for :United States Senator ?". I told him that was a very business-like question, and that it depended entirely on ciecurustanoes ; he . then said, "Suppose the circumstances are all right?" I asked him What he meant by being all right; he said, he meant-the pecuniary consideration, in short, the dollars and cents; I then said I poesessed any amount of courage,; he -then wanted to know how much I would like to have ; I told him that I had not been in' this bUsiness long, and 'did not know how to answer the question; he then asked me what-I thought of ten thousand dollars right down after the work was done; I told him I would not answer him definitely, and 'Wanted to know 'Whether :he wanted - me to vote• for him or absent'myself on the day, of the election; he said he wanted a vote, as it / would be,a damaed bother to-get the men away, and beildee, he only regarded the money paid ad the 'first installment, and :if lie had so many to take oareef he could nof eerie them.so well. as if he had, but one; he said something shoat two payensterships in the army whieh were vacant, do not remember distinctly whtit lie said' about it,) but hi 'staid he could- get: me one of - them ; he said they were life appointments with a salary. of three thousand dollars a year and one thousand dol. larti for Clerk hire . ; he then asked me who we could get to arrange the matters 'in the future respecting this'. I told himl could not 'suggest anybody ;he then asked me whether-Jim Burns would dq ; I,answered him yes; he said ,he would send for him, and we parted . ; I think I promised to see him at his own honsenn that evening or the nekt, but am not positive as 'to that; I met Brobst again 'the same day, and Promised to go with- him' that evening or the next to Cameron's house; he said he had had two members down there-nod that they were from Luzerne count r y; be said they were all right; I walked downtown, I think, on Wei nesday evening I had made a previous en gagement with him' (Brobsf)`to have a carriage and , pair of horses in front of Herr's hotel, and be was to have a - driver engaged ; he 'said Cameron had made arrangements to get'a car riage and horses whenever he wanted them; at the appointed hour the carriage was there, but Brobst was nowhere to be found ;,I stood upon the steps of Herr's Hotel, perhaps half an hour, talking with some stranger, and Brobst did not make his appearance ; I then came away and returned atiout eleven o'clock to my rooms at'the hotel ; when I came there , Brobst was there; he said that. he bad gone to bed in the evening and told the nigger to wake him up at seven o'clock, bu,t that he did not do it; the next day 'Brobat came to my room again and said that General Cameron wanted to see me at: the State Capital Bank . ;. I told him lwould not go - a -that if Cameron desired any further interview he must come to mn; he then said he would go and see Cameron, and see whether he would call 'at my room ; I agreed to wait on hint there twenty minutes ; he returned within the time and brought Cameron with him; Brobst retired ; Cameron said, "Now let usemate to an understanding ;" I asked him in. reference to what'? 'and he said, "This Senates husiness;" I then told him 'muse have $16,000; he:said, "I will give it,'' and that-le was going down in the oars on the Lebanon Valley railroad that day at 2 o'clock; that Jim Burns watt sick, and' Johli l J: Pattersodwould'go down also, and that we could there reale arrangements in 7re gall to the-money ; I should here state that in the morning of that day I met John.J. Patter son,Who told me he lived in Juniata county (I knew him previouslyy, who said he would like t o bee me privately ; I told him I would bee him at any time; he then sa'.d.that the money would be all right ; I asked him What money ; he' said, "Oh, I know all aliwit it—l seen Cam eron;" we parted and agreed• to meet at the depot of the 'Lebanon Valley care ; we met there, and Cameron was also on the traihl we went into the baggage apartment (after the train started) of the New York car (so called by the conductor), anti ;there John J Patterson and myself agreed for a vote for $20,000, sub ject to Cameron's approval:;, I then left him th e re, and agreed to meet him in the front car, where we had left our baggage; Patterson soon joined me there, and said that Cameron, although he thought it was d'amned big, agreed to pay it to save tither blather—that he wan ted the bother off his mind ; Patterson said that he Would not conclude the bargain until he had seen Cameron—that he would do no thing without his approval , ; I then asked 'Pat terson what Cameron's business was in the city, beside this business of ours ; he said he did aot positively icoow, but be thought it had reference to (lila Senatorial matter; I told him that 1 thought that he was going down to en range with som ethem , other members and get to leave; Patterson said tie_ could . not, posi tively say, hut that he would see Cimarron ; I told him if this was the case I'must i'usist Oat they should return before Monday ; I gave him my reason for this, thertheir absence would defeat our plans ; lie thin Went and saw Cam. eron again; when he returned 'to me, he spid th . at would he all right—dint they would `re turn ; after some further conversation he said, in connection- with this [Linger, that if there waa. an, nveetigaiion he would without any hesitation whatrver swear talse'y, and say that he knew nothinq about. it ; Izstopp d at Read lug, and so did Patterson; C .meroo , w.nt on to Phila elphiv; Patterson said be ,wvu d re. turn that evening: nee 4r;isburg. and, told me afterwards tba' h. dt t ; I agreed to return , on Saturday evening, and it wassuuderatood that C a meron should ref urn also ; Cameron, Patter, eon anCmysell ag ee I to , mast on. Saturday evening at the L minim Valley depot in this city ; I in. CP 'et, triton again at the depoti' as PRICE TWO GEN SS agreed upon ; _he said_ we would .go to Den Cemnron litionee,; we went there directly from the_de,pot 4 and f ound. General_ Cameron there ahead' of us ; he invited, .us up ,stairs into a room, and there we agreed,:the whole l three of us, Upon the prise, for my vote. for Simon Cameron for United 'States Senator ; the money - was to -be- deposited: in "Patterson's hands - ; the ears - I had - told Patterson - that I meet hate $5,000. in hand ; this I had• ne glected saying before); General Cameron then said; "This - ends it.; I will ibe Senator," and there is no doubt but what the Southern - States will gain their independence, and- I will- have more powerthan any other man in that Senate, and you - shaft never regret it;"' I then got up to start ; Patterson said to me; "I have:got the hand money in my pocket ;" we then parted, and ;agreed to - meet again ow Monday ; Patter son said he 'must go hothe; And' wbuld treturn again on.Mondity.; .I met him (Patterson) on Monday moraieg, end agreed to nteet. hiar at fiv t e o'clock in his, room at Herr's. Hotel. that evening; he said when we met, at or , about 5 O'clock, he had the hand-moneylocked up doWn stairs in the safe, and that' he wanted me to see Gen. Cameron again before paying iterver; that he did. not want. to de anything without his ccineent, and accordingly made an engage ment for himself, Cameron and myself, to meet at the same place the neat morning at an early boor; the neat morning (Tuesday) Patterson called at the. Pennsylvania House immediately after breakfast, and we . preeeeded together to his room at llerr's Hotel, and there found Si mon Cameron lying upon the bed complaining of -disease of. the bowels ; Cameron then said Dr. Fuller would -meet me there whenever I was ready to receive him, and that he .(Cam eron) desired me to say to him that I would vote for him (Cameron) for United States Sen ator; I made some pretended objections to this, and demanded to the, necessity for doing so ; he said unless I .did thie there might be some trouble in the Republican caucus, and they might charge that he just Wanted - their damned nominationfor effect; he said he would not take a nomination and a defeat for ,the entire Degislature ; I then,agreed that I would see. Fuller, whereupon Mr. Patterson said that the General (Cameron) would raise the price $5,000; -all thine, being arranged, I•said that I must now be convinced that the money part was all right; Patterson then opened: hie bun dle and got out a large roll of notes, purporting to be $20,000; he then said that I could have the hand•money;: I told him/ that upon rellee: don I deemed it-prudent.not to have it. about :lne—that there might be some kind of ,a row after the election ; Pattereenthen told me that he would take care of it and hind it to me at any time after the election ; Dr., Filler was then-brought in -by Patterson and introduced. to me. by,, ,patterepn ; I then said to Dr. Fuller, "I presume I know the object of this inter view;" he said, "I am 'chairman of a comOtittee of the Republican °Micmac, see yoti and ascer tain whether you will vote for Simon Cameron;" I answered, "Yes, if you nominate him I as sure you it will be all right;" he said, "You, give me that assurance ?" I again said, "Yes;" he then said, "You peed not have any fear with reference to your personal safety—we have made . ample 'provision- for your protec tion ;" this ended the interview ; Dr. Fuller retired, Pattereon came in, Cameron assured me , that he would - be ever grateful, and we parted ; I went directly to- the House of Representa tives. By Mr. Brown. You will please etate w)tere you live, And when you left home for Harris-. burg? ' Witness. T reside in'Olearfield county, which I left for .Harrisburg on the last Tuesday in December, and reached this city on the morn ing of the first day of January instant. By Mr. Brown. Had you, prior to leaving home, any' consultation; arrangement or con versation with any person or persons by which you were to put yourself, in- communication with General Cameron, with a view to draw from him or his friends an offer for your vote ? Witness. No, sir. By. Mr. Brown. Is the statement in the PA TRIOT AND UNION of ; January 22d,'1863, over the signature of T. Jeffersonßoyer, your state ment ? Witness. 'Yes, sir, it is. - By Mr. Brown. Were you solicited, after the election of United States Senator, or before the election, to make a written statement ? Witnei3s. No, sir; I Made it 'of my own ac 7 cord. • By Mr. Brown. Was the publication a mat ter of consultation or conversation prior. to its being made? Witness. After I had written out the state ment, I submitted it to a few Mends. By Mr. Brown. ' State who those friends were. Witness. Mr. Wallace, the . Senator' from Clearfield, was one; L. Jackson Crau9,Esq.,. from Said county, another, the latter erk of this committee; on the suggestion of Mr. Wal- lacif, I submitted it to a few others; who, at the suggestion, of Mr. Wallace, were to meet at Mr. Ciymer.'s room ; met Mr. Clymer, Mr. Lam berton, the Senator from •Clarron, and Mr. Keine,' Who came in after I got there, but did not remain. By Mr. Brown. Woe the statement left with ; the_ printer before or after you knew that a committee of ' investigation ' had been ap pointed ? • • Witness. I had• written it and took it down to the printer, or ,editors of the PATRIOT AND UNION ' who sai d they could not publish it,for i a day or so,*and that I had better re-writeit so as to write . it plainer ; that, of course; I did ; this caused a - .delay of a few - days, and the committee may have -keen appointed before its publication, or it was returned to, the office for publication; in fact, I know it *as. • By Mr. Brown: Did you, at any time, offer, or did you. say to any person, or in the hearing of any person, that for, one- thousand dollars„ or a tor any other sum, you would suppress the publication ? Wikese. • NO p , sir. By Mr. Brown. Prior to your- first seeing Brobst at the Pennsylvania House, bad you any understanding, arrangement or intention that, you should put yoUrself in Ihe: way of Central tameron, or any friend of his, with a view of having them offer to buy or make an arrange ment, to procure your vote for la eneral Cameron,' or with, a view of : drawing from him or them any proposition haiing reference to the ,eleo-, Lion of a,'Usiited Statee Senator ? ' • Witness. Thad neither understanding nor arrangement.; hut from . what I had heard I. resolved that if I was approached . by -any of. Cain• rOU ; 33 friends, I•would endeavor to defeat them By 'Mr. BroNitn. Had you conceived the pro ject of_ patting. yoursallin the way °tale ofte;• rutora and trying bow far they were ,dieposed, to go in the matter.? , . Witness. At ter the first meeting with 13robst Iha i and did • .• . • " • ' By Iktr. Beehe. •Was it-tor this purpolie that' you eon , inurd your interviews With Cameron, Brobst and .Patterson? • • Wituese. Tee, sir, it was.. By Mr Beetle Were you in pohsultatiott at nine with aoy bther gentlemen, 'and if eo, with who& f• . • Witness. I woo with Mr ,Early, of ,the Musa . 11.eprerltti4ivce, Mr. Wallace, .4hie I3enator . . . . PUBJAIWP -EVBBY MORNINCt r -, BITNRAYS EXCEPTED, BY. O. 13A1tiltarkT & CO Q THE DAILY PATRIOT AND trarorwill be ported to enb. Scribersresidingit t the BorOugh foram oaarairka woes, payible to the Carrier. Mail subscribers, sirs DOLLANN TIN ANNOY. TNT WiteriN PATRIOT AND Traros'is iribliehed at Two DOLLARS Pea ANION, advance. Ten copies to once 'Adresse, fifteen doltays ' ' • Connected with this establishment b solassive JOB OFFICE, containing a variety of plain and_fency type s unequalled by any establishment in,the intorici o the Eliot", for which the patronage of the public is so - united.. . from Clearfield,' and 'Mr. Robert Ville:Lk the proprietor of the Pennsylvania - Ifottse. ' By Mri-Beehei • With any others ? Witness.- CM Sunday Ware the election Mr. Buokelew sailed par Pe, AO I stated 4 him what they were. doing .and •what Iliad done; the only thing which Mr, Buokalew said was that I should be easeful what I was doing ;- I also communicated the same in substitute to Mr. Kaufman, Prothonotary of Berks county, and-to my fatherottateadinw it - - • By. Mr. Beebe. Did they,,on either of , them; advise or approve your course is whole or in part ? • Witness, They neither , of them advised, and as I did not ask their approvslolo not reaol leet-giat,they-snid anything aboiet•it ; or what they said about it. By Mr. Brown: From the.time , yott first saw Brobst at the Pennsylvania hones until ynnr lost interview with Cameron, did yen repot the progress you were making; and :Moo, to whom? Witness. Yes, ; constantly advised Me; Earley of what had occuired bet Ween and _these other gentlemen at such times .- as I met them; I only spoke to Mr. .Buckalew once on this subject; on the evening preceding the election I was at Eu 011101.13, and saw Mr...Truck alew; and daring a Conversation in •regard to the Senate meeting with us i I remarked Whim that they would; this interview with Mr. Buckalew was purely accidental ; • merely dropped in ; there were other gentlemen there; I am not certain whether -my -remark was std dreased to hini or some other person. By Mr. Brown. Did Mr. 'Buckalew tinder eland; or did you at any time inform hiin,that You had concluded as arrangement. to sellyoun vote to Cameron, or Lo that effect.? • Witness. At the interview I had with Mr. Buckalew on the Sunday already referred 'to .1 told him what I had been doing; I don't knoW that I. told him that I had sold my vote to Cam eron ; I think I did tell him what.arrangemente I had made, and that my object wee to defeat the schemes of Simon Cameron for the 'United: States Senate; I am positiire I told hini so. By Mr. Brown.. Did he at that. time censure ybu for what you were doing or advise you to. desist ? Witness. I cannot say that he did. By Mr. I3i.own. Did 'he tell yen to 'be cau tious, and to be cautious as to what ? • •Witness: He told me to be cautious, but he did not say as to what. - ; • • By Mr. Brown. What reply did you make to his ad monition to be cautious? WitnesS. told hit., in , Stibstanoe; that 1 would manage that mattgr myself: : • By Mr. Brown. A; any interviews you. had with General Cameron, Brobst or Patterson,oe either' of the, Was aoy person _Present by arrangement to overhear the interviews, an& if so, was - it kfiowthto either of the three, and who was the person, and where was he? Witness. At ,one . of the interviews with Brobst, Mr. Earley, whom I met at tha door of our own rooms, (which rooms adjoin' and are occupied jointly by us,) asked me what' was going on; I told him Mr. Bidet was com- • ing up; he told . me he would like to hear the fun ; I told him he world have to take the bed room if he did ; which he did ;; and - I have . no doubt he heard the 'entire interview. - By Mr. Brown. bid you at any time before , leaving home say to any person that you would vote for Cameron e and that Mr. Bigler was the only Democrat who could get your' ote? - ." • .Witneas. • TESTIMONY OF 'CAPT. HENRY WIR!.TZMAN. HENRY enurramen being duly morn, teed• flee as folloNts By Mr. Heine. Will you state how long you have been residing in this city ? ...Witness. From five to six months, the last month of whiph I have been residing at the Pennsylvania House. . By Mr. Kaine. Were .you ; at the Pengsyl•, vania House from the sixth to the oixt t eeagk day of January, instant?. - . • , I was. Witness By Mr. Kaine. During that time, did-you see General Simon Cameron at the. Penneylva, nia House,. and witre and under what oiraum stances ? • Witness. I saw him at the Pennsylva n ia, House entering the front door. I had np knowl edge of his business., I saw him enter and pass up stair's. • ' By -Mr. Keine. Was there any person with him? • . . . - Witness. Not Nhen - he entered the hpuse. A g e ntleman went up 'stairs with MM. His name was Mr."Brobat: " • By Mr. Kate. Did you see Mr. Brobat terwarde ? , Witness. Not immediately. He was stop- : ping at the house at the time. By Mr. Seine. Can you MI the day bn which you saw General'eametest and Mr. Bret:et go. ing up stairs together? . , - . • Witness. lam under .the imprestdon thai, it was on the Friday previous to the elebtion for an United States , Benator; ; • • SENSIBLZ LANGUAGIL—The editor of the ClarisOaii Embaasaddi proposed ea - erase &Om • his books the name of any subscriber'Who 'ha lieved shivery. right; whereupon al subscriber at Rye gave him a manly rebuke for preanh log politica instead of Christ .We quote; "In my bumble opinion, it ishigh time this north: ern cry about the 'evil' of Slavery, and the 'sin' of slavery Vaeput an 'end. to." If it be the awful monstrosity. that it is, represented tot be, why hag the Almighty permitted it to 4)40, ever since the flood ; why was the first slave ever created; and why has He bleit the labor of the slave with a rerun of untold prosperity' upon the country! Let the Almighty's works alone. They aro fast and sure. Nothing was made in vain. And when Re formed him it was for the very uses to ivhich be'has been subject; and from the result of his labors the .World everywhere 'has been bleated. I do , not - diesi. tate to assert my belief, then, that, God. wills the existence. of 'slavery,: so salted . It jEfe did not, audit Was really mini sight aid evil, • it could nova's:tad in 'Hi's. presence. • Weitz.' mind shout your prayers for its abolishment,: or your lebored.arguments against it. Jr it tie all that the fanatics of the North represent it, He will in His own good time “bid the ,ePpres sed go free," without entreaties •or Ott.' evasions to do to. Meanwhile,' we should) mind our •own . business emit let, ether people's ' alone.. The South must answer for .the 'curse. of slavery'—if any ,insivereng there is to be' —kid not we of the 'North; •who have• sins enough in all conscience to repent of, without bothering ourselves about' the imaginary sing of others. And as to ,the pulpit and religious press, it is . !Oho. time politics were abandoned from their discussion. The holy altar has been too long polluted With the ory of 'Down With; slavery. I' and . others ' exrially foreign to. Rai purpose ;, while the religious j ou rnals seem to. have , forgot their calling entirely.,auk_ changed et,' eh'pets' thature a'positive the name of Christian !"-- Exchange. r Thn Pro-ident is said to -be still perplexed w h a t t a with the condemned 3liesecotalnr digne. • The' matter in . atilt under considers? tion. • t , 7 T. BOYER. HENRY .CHRITZMAX..