Columbia Democrat and Bloomsburg general advertiser. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1850-1866, September 24, 1864, Image 1

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VOL. 18. NO. 30.
Select poetry.
jFive Hundred Thouoand More.
"Moto lilooj mtlit ba .lied," MaebctB.
Aba Lincoln mils runln
Let Jmtlcii lit- dpiplteil)
Ami lialf-a-nilllnii vlcllmi inoro
To war lio rnicrln"'"'!.
My prmont imvor I will retain.
Ami Iriiniplo on tlii poor,
Anil fnreo lutft my nlmijlitor pun.
Five Iunilietl thousand uoro
It mattnrn not In ma sr minis
'I liuugli lilfiud In torrents floir, cviy home In my ilnmaln
llccniiioii n liuuo nf woe.
Yri Ihniish Monument of kull
In rlvi' hip by my ilnnr,
I'll furrii Into in lauilitcr-pon
Fivr. hundred thoiinud mute.
What rari I for ihu widow.
Or M I'cr tlic orphan', cry.
Or Jft how nniiiy mangled form.
In Bhy ni.iy ilia.
TliniBfi lircililm urn iloolato.
And lUlilmro mnihecl with got.
I'll f no) Into my f-Iatiirhtnr pen,
I'ivu hundred tliou.nud more.
1 know my prrtent power will nd
In Infmiiy and uliaiin.- i
1 know ten thouminil tonxue. to-day
Acearsn my vary name ;
No matter, limud "hull mil hi ihcil.
N peace will I restore,
But kiep my plur.c, Uiougli it nay toit
t'lvc liundrud thousand more.
" Our Oonttllntlnn suard It ever !
'mr Rlottous Uuloii"-l:iilil It dear!
Crlr fctany rijn foreaku It never !
TUf proud Concaiiilan cur ml" pcor!
Saturday Morning, Sep. 24,1864.
New Yohk Nomination -The U.moc
racy of New York nblad at Albany
on Thursday mid nomiusted the following
tiekpt : Kor Governor, Uof. Horatio Sey
n cur : liituUuatH Governor, David 11.
Tloyd Jones ; Canal ConniiisMOLer, Jarvh
Lord; Slate Prison Iupeeior, David K.
M Ned. ,T. a ticr-mt is said to be a good
EOT- y making npplicu'ion at the offieo impious hand-, and its defoiioe by patriot
of tt.o Sierctar.y of tho Commonwealth tc and just men Las been hindered or pre-
of Ponnsjlv inia, Wank and UiTilo, on
ran bo obtained gratis for tk.i ne of ol
dier, wbo m ly be compered by eir-um. !
tttiets to vote by pfxy. I'riaiiof tho
soldiers rbould at ' uuo supply themsclvrs
tvi" Shoddy is a funnj crealare. It
loves emancipation ; it is graiilkd by ar
bitrary arrests, and it dotes on drafts, aud
yet it 1 pposvS Little Mac" tho mm it
says invented them til ! Why does it
support Old Abo, if ho ii oely the po r
tool who executes what other men's bruins
fashion, inreni arid iur.n;;" ? Shoddy, ba
cinsiueut, and vole for wlnr you love and
ffi&T Remember, voters, that tho aim
of the present Admini-traiion ;s for tho
formation of a Uuiou that will be destruct
ive of the premut Constitution That
tailing tho Kepublican Abolition leaders
will declare for a Northern Republic, in
which they can hold on to tho reins of
I w
Ganural llo- ker pairi in a speeeii
in New Yo.k Stair- Ihe oihor day, that be -
was Nor o sunguine a many persons of my interests to ue connected wim tue
were about the speed ending of the war-j promotion of ours, lu cxtenve inter
Uu ought lo know tho way things aro ! course wilb my fellow-citizens in various
managed by iho Govcrnniaut pretty well j industrial employmentrbut ohiefly as Far
by this time. His lciuark shows that ho lm.r nn(l Merchant I have laid tho basis
STOopisa to Conquer The N. Y.
Tribune calls Lincoln and Johnson the
"poor white truth" lioket. How appro
priatu, sclt-debasf inent won't avail thorn
for the people find that that ticket is
trafby enough.
tfiy- Extraot of a letter received by a
lady iu f-'cranton.
I am sorry to say that our
army before Petersburgh is all McClellau-
I for my part go for Old Abe 1
They have au idea that thero will bo
peace add they can return to their homes
Hon. Oiiaklkh Dbnison. This oou
sisUnt and unfaltering Demoorat is uuani
inously rcnomiuaicd by tho Democracy ol
this Congressional Diitriot to represent
thorn in Uongroas for a second term. Oar
titter county SuEqiiehana,lat week iu Con
vention renominated him, by acclamation.
Lackawanna Register.
CT He (McClellan) is the most popu
lar candidato the Convention could have
chosen, Philadelphia Press.
George II. Pendleton, tbo Demo
cratic candidate for Vice President, is a
gentlemen of decided ability, liberal no
qoircmcnti ajid uustained ropuUtion. 2V,
V- Trbune
Col. Piollet, to the People of the
Thirteenth Congressional Dis-;
inui, composed oi ine uoun
ticsof Biadford,Wyoming,Sul
livan, Columbia and Montour.
To the Freemen of the Thirteenth Con
grcssional District.
Having boen named by tlio Dcinooratic
Conferees of tho jcvcral counties compris
ing ibis district as a candidate for tho post
of Representative in Congress, I havo a
few words to express to you, and shall so
licit for thoui duo cousidoratiou nud friend
ly conjunction,
Tho uuaniinoiia nomination givon mo
by the Conference, wan tendorcd under
ciroumstanccs precluding a refusal. Al
though recommended by my county, I
was in favor of the nomination of a gentle
man of much merit and patriotic service,
resident in the southern part of tho dis
trict, and would have been greatly grati
fied by his selection.
This beeomiug impossible I have acced
ed lo tho wishes of the Conference ex
pressed in my nomination, and have thus
becomo a caudidato before you for your
support at tho approaching election.
At an ordiuary timo I should be rcluc
tant to stand forward in my present atti
tude and a ssuttie all the responsibilities con
nected willi it.
At such a time the labor, expense, and
p rbnpi unfriendly criticism of a popular
oain.isr., might wed deter oue whoso busi
nrtu pursuit aru ample to engross his at
tention, and who h is no keeu ambition to
gratify, fi urn entering upon a troubled
tucno of political contort as a candidate
Rut this is no ordiuary time, ''The very
foundations cf the. great deep are broken
up," and our vessel of stnto is threatened
wuh ultor destruction, And it is not Un
ion alone which is put in peril in this war
but libutty and national prosperity also
The constitutional system established by
onr fathers, whieh secured Uiion, I.ibtr
iv and Profperity, is Eiruek at bv many
ven'cd ny circuuitftnncGS beyond their con
iMy conviction is tint tho redemption
Ihu couutty mu'toome irom ttie people
tbeiuselvo.' , by their uT'otivo hurpooilion
in public aff tirs, not sol dy in tho election
of a ehiel Magietrate but also 'largely iu
the selection of member of the federal The troubled field of public
affairs is now open before them, and they
ea:i determine the policy of tho future in
ihe selection of agents to repieent them
in "he Government.
I fully endorse and believe the doctrine
iliat ihe Representaiivo is bound by
will of h's constiuionis. Giving promt- i
nA...,nt., , I t rtl 11 ,,.1,1 nn it rttat .lit. .
nured that in cusc of my eleetio to tho
pol of Repri tent.itiie, power will not
piss from your bauds to be exercised
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i, n.n
aL'ainst your will, eve n for ihe brief sp ice
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OI IIIU Uiil0 , am. IU Mil iiuuphuu. niiuiv
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your will is not piouounceti you may nun,
ihe basis of my action 111 tho habit aud
associations of my part lifu.
I nas born and have liven to mature
,. , . .
iieti 10 mature
nge among you, and have felt tho security'
of opiuious and sympathies which aro per
manent sud I believe just.
Within tkccompussofthis addresi there
is no room to repeat tnoso opinions i to
mint of you they are not uukuowu. Upon
the great subject that now engrosses the mg to the piiuciples and precepts of Chria
attention of the America people, I must t'auity, as received not merely in ,hc un-
11 ,, derstandiOL', hut as mado the vulo and
iiowever be normitteu to ex ross wyeit
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earnestly and freely,
Iu common with tho mass o( my follow
T n m f r .1 . 1 . n . . I nHrl Mn.rMII rtl'llli
ClllbU 13 1. UUI DUUUCllbll UUU oyil
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tho actual situation of the oouiury lo
say that the solution of a war for tho sup -
pres.ioii of rebellion cannot bo found in au
houorablo poaoe, upon tho basis of a re-
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stored Union is simply to noknowlcdgo that
wo of the presont generation are ineapablo
of maintaining tbo form of government boj
quoathod to us by our fathors. Foaoo
peaco without disuuion is what abovo all
things I most ardently desiro,aud I firm
ly believo it may be attained without the
surrendor of our honor aa a people.
If that should bo required us a ooudiiion
of adjuUinont and oompiomiso my place
will ever bo among thoso who retiit the
I am now as I always have beon op
posed to tho modern praotlco of uting an
office given by tho people, for tho purpose
of individual gain. Offico ncoording to
vA theorv of our Government and tho
practico of our
bestowed as a,
fathers was intended to bo
an hnnurablo distinction and
ns a reward for disinterested services.
Would to Heaven the people of all par
tios could realize that thoro is no way to
proteot the morals of tho people and save
us from overthrow but to crush corrupt
practices in the government antl to dechuo
4) clovnto to place and power inoti who use
official positions for personal and selfish
You who toil and labor to eroalo wealth
from the earth, and tho workshop
work- '
, i i .
lug men, fanners and mochmios-roiiuiro I
legislation fairly in sympathy with your j
pursuits, particularly when the tax law' ,
are finally ndiintnd to mont ihn rnnu'ro
mnou f .ho couirv. in view of nr vnst '
J J . . .
National and Suto indebted ue;s. Thcu
of us included iu the above classification '
have a right lo repel the greed of Capital '
when extended to the point of iiiiu,tice,and
to requiro that it pay its just share of all
tho expenditures of government.
In couolusion, fellow-citizens, iliould
you elect 1110 as your Representative in the
National legislature I engage myself to
execute jour will and to represent with fi
delity your devotion to the perpetuity ol
tho Union and thj mainia'uianoa of the
Constitution and the Laws.
Wysox, ep't 10, 1501.
The National Intelligencer on
Gen. M'cCl;iian's Nomination
We commend the following article "to
all whom it may concern," but more es
pecially to thoje ho once gloried iu the
uamo of uhi." Rad it ye old line
whigs, who once so pioudly followed the
leadership uf the immortal Gi-AY and god
like Wkhster ; and hear what the rccoic-
nized National organ of jour thcu glori-
otis old party has 10 .-ay of ihe nomina
tion of General .McOlcllan. Head it, and
then hand it to your whig neighbor to read :
The reader will learn from ihe intelli
gence given iu another column that tho
Chicago Covention, reflecting, we dou t
uot, the vastly preponderant si uti merit of
its constituents, and lespouiliii to the
wi-hes and expectations of multitude
.tiiiong the loval citizens of the United
States not foimaly represented in iLac 1 (he walks of pri vate life a? in the camp ol
bod , had placed before tne people in nom- thf noldicr, i- a sufficient token (( the ear
ination for tho next J'le.-idctiey the namo ; nestucss with which these motives ol per
of Major Geueial Geor.i V. 4MeClellan. sonal confidtnee are cherished by multt-
The expression of ihu popular prefer- ' ttidcs of the people,
ence for tins distinguished oldii-r has been And if t iie-e are tins por.'onal attributes
so m irked duiing die lait few moiith- th it which dtseivedlv command lor General
I the decision ol the Convention can he said
10 havo douo hatdly more than give organ-
10 shape- anu lorm to a sentiment
ing that groat inasi of thup'ople in the
loyal Stales who have become ilisvitisfi'-d
with the conduct of the present Admitits-
tration. Aud where the indication ol this
sentiment has lnvu to univeral, and its
esprcoiou jo spyiitanouus,ii woul.t be easy
to infer the pre.-ence of natural causes ad
equate lo produce mch results, for a pub-
lilt KPIirimont. an U idi.snrurwl nllfl fin nf,n
. umu -s n(JVur off(lJ(ng (ai.litl01.a in.
flnenees Tnesf natural causes lie upon
the surface, aud eoiutitute iu their mere
. "w v"v "r .. "i . '
in cnrirminiil m i irln.enrunrl ntnl un iti.ii
recapitulation nt once uu explanation and
a detenco of the di ciiioii which tho Con -
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volition has reached.
As a Uani t js ullivL.rf,av 00Deedid
(,at Major General McCMlati poisesses in
, the highest degree those qualities which iu-
rpirc le.iiieei, cuuuoeueu, uuu uuiuiioiiuu,
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ci1!iracter) a enjoined by the moral law,
uuuiog 10 putny boo proony 01 prtvniu
the virtues aud graces engrafted on that
character by the code of the Christian
faith, ho presents in his person the em
bodiment of a pstrioiism which tskes its
animating impulses not only from a pi r
option of what is due to man, but from a
proloutui scn.-o ol responsibility to Oon.
Aud m this day of mutation aud uncer-
tain'.y, wl en so many foundations of hu-
man hope havo been d troye, I' is mueii,
,0 kuow that tho m.m 01) w)0(1 W(J re)y ig
a man who regulates his conduct aeeoid-
. ,.f ,.r.
guide of his life.
And iu every position in which General
McClellan has been placed it is safo to say
that the successes of the cause which he
.11 I .-A .
! represented, havo been in proportion to
t ,h'0 ioteu -u w,li(,h hii a(lvil.0 wns follow
1 cj ol. rejected by his civil or military su-
I periors in the conduct of tho war. If this
' lact was for a time obscured from tho pop-
mur i . which juutxD ujuii- in turuin
; t,un Q Q h ha9 heM rpaT
light by tho subsequent progress of tho
war, in viudic iting ih military adminis
tration of (isnoral McClellan frmu the
disparagement to wbioh it was ignorant1)
subjected beforo nuiii had the opportunity
ol comparing it with that of h'n successors
in command. And not only has hU prac
tical sense in the management of large ar
mies in tho field been thus approved by
the comparative judgmeut of tho people.
but his peuetratiug insight into the nature
and objects of tho war, aud thoroforo into
the ptiuoiples on which it should be con
ducted, lias proved bun to possess a clear
head as well as a strong hand. Tlieso arc
qualities which tho people know how to
admire, and tbo valuo of which is seon lo
bo as great iu other fields of executive ad
ministration as in the aondurt of armUs
in the Held and in tho presonco of a vigi
lam and powerful enemy.
vor to tho persecutions of which he has
boon made tho object, and to the unjuit
obliquy by which ho has been hunted
alike in the held and since his retirement
from active command. Tho. attacks thus '
made upon him havo been so obviously thoj
offipriug of official jealousies of partisan
rivalries that tho people have rcscutod the 1
"'J'""100 uuu to mm uui oiuy irom uini
iuvu oi lair iuiy wui.:o uu uiuuB
luvu ui lair I'oiy wun:o 13 luniuiriivu uiuuu
,i,nm iiul u,.nlun tl.ov.liave had ihn !
sagacity to perceive that this injustice to j
him was a wrouc douo to tho national ,
.cause. .UcUlellan was ,
!'ot kell1 ifi rotireuiont for want of capac-
ttf nliitli ciiinli fid lint A lioin (rttafiirl n1n
nt0 w,,ro llla.cei in p04l4 of honor all(1
rosiinn.ibility. And, if they did notknow
it betore, tboy know it only too well nmo,
'u tliu fu" vil,w of what has been done by
nuiii uiu, wim an the help 01 tne auilior
1 ies in Washington, have accomplished no
more (barring the greater number of lives
they have sacrificed) than he was able to
accomplish hile sometimes finding these
' authorities almost as much a hindrance as
a ludp in bis operations,
! hether, therefore, wo look to the ele
ments ol Gen. McCleilau's character or to
the history of his conduct, wo find in each
1 a guarantee of those qualities and traits
j which the people mod delight to honor.
lEarlj signalized by his military comrudts
, and superiors as a man of m irk in his pro
fession, and adding to the knowledge of an
accomplished soldier the enlarged and lib
eial culture desucd from studies of prao ncii'iiee as w II as of literature, ho
would bnug to ihe Prcidotioy the- graces
which inloiii that high nation as well as
the stri'tiuih nice.sary to bear ils burdens
iu ibis day 1 trial and perplexity, l'o-;-sessiug
a mind more lumarkabln for folid
ity than brilliancy, calm in his judgments,
deliberate in hi" putpo-ics, but, nttcr delib
eralion, tetineious of his resolves, he pre-
scuts a combination of intellectual qualities
and mental traits which, though rare iu
one p o young, may be jutly bold to de
rive fresh ftroiigth aud bounty from their
union with the unspent vigor of early man
hood. Suuh wo supposo to bo some of the
grounds on which the candidacy of Gen
iMc.Clcilan may bo ju-tly vindicated before
the American people, and the spontaneous
enthusiasm clieiled bj hi name,' as well 111
MeClell iu tho respect and confidence of
his country men, it is only just, to say that
political principles aro such as com
, mend themselves to the cordial acceptance
of every lover aud tupporter of the Union,
based 011 tho Constitution and tho laws
made in pursuaneo thereof. IIn stands to
Jay as the representative embodiment of
thoie prmoipies which, at ono time 111 the
history ol this tad war. enabled the uafon
to present an undivided front ajjniust tho
r.,L nlnniiMntM trilnllnn flT nrnmil 4Hflltinil
a( Uio South aud the equally icvolutionary
1 exaetioin of political r.idiculUm at the
Norih. If President Lincoln had possessed
the requisite steadfastness to preserve the
' eonsiateitey cf his opiuious if ho hail not
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, yielded to a ''nicssuro from which he
asked otheia lo relieve the eouutry, with
, out having the strength of will to relieve
hiiivelf nom in growing deiu.ind he
, inir'Hi lo-uuv uivc oiuuu iu niu niiiuu uuui-
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1 uiauuilig atlliuoe, anu, ho maiioiug, toigni
have loaned ou Hie support of a loyal and
miil.wl iiiinr.lri ltnr hit li u U nhni'it til
a "iiiivi. fwr.".
complicate his jioiition, and therefore the
lononcs ot the Union, so lar as ihev aro
subject to bis control, Willi policies lying
uot on! v outside of ihe- Constitution, but
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eoneeived in palpable contradiction wuh
' IIS luiiei illiu Olillli, as .ii'iv iliOll Ullli'lll IS
'. IS '
construed and interpreted bv many, wo
hevc by a vast majority of tho loral nen
of the Initcu states. From tliece em-
UarraBSinculs una complications Ueneral
aicUIellaii is irec, anu the vantage grouuti
, I . I - ; 1 Y-. ...1 . I.
wniou uus consiueratiou nuorusuiiu is ap-
parent to all, and ennnot but it
weight in determining the preponderance
ol the popular judgment, as it shall incline
to tho candidacy ol tho ono or of tho other,
according to their comparative opportuni
ties anil capacities for dealing with the
questions involved in a restoration of the
Uuiou, J lie pledges and commitments
which Prcsideut Lincoln has assumed by
hi extra constitutional proclamations, and
which an- re-affi.i.ud by his late manilt-s-
to prescribing the terms ol peace, render it
imtiiissili ,1 1 1 1 r im 111 1-v 1 1;' I' l ;i 11 v I Ii 1 in III; 11
""I ''-r ' --- -V-"- O -
a piuyii'iiiuii ui uui nuuujen uuuei um
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it neea not bodisguisca tliat ucneral ponents, but, having como to this dotcr-,Qtlcr of -ccop(lDOO incompatible with
iuuviviiui uu ua. in sunn; ueyi i:u, uiu ua- uiiiiiiiiuii uuuur uiu fluuiii;1 uuim luiimin ui ,, , , , - - , . . .
....i '..i. ..!.. u. .i..... i.i i" i. ii ri. Chioaco nlatform. In what rofpeot (
thusiasui everywhere manifested in his fa. low-citizens, without distinction ol party, platform declares ''That in the future,
Ailmiii'straiion, ;ind the success of lu un!-1 tne Union ami guaranteo for tlio luturo 8,im(. European despot, whioh shall coma
it iry 0 induct dots not offer to ihe most 1 the constitutional rights of every State.'' lo mice upon them as Kiuperor the import
sangii'ui' any belter hope that he will sue-) McClellan is for the old Union found- ccl BIJ'0" ot ',umc ryul l'0Us ! or ut best
eeed in cite, minLui the elemeuis ofdis- ed m CUllsaitou i6Utiug that the .South- .exhausted by intern .1 strife, they
satisfaction waieh he i unable or unwill- . ,J , . submit, a thoir only al'ernative for poaco
ing to appose bv conciliation. Our only er" sha11 bu faul'1"1 to their engage- and ,ocuriiy to Bonl0 victorious ohiof, and
hope of Union and pence, aud also of a ments. ' becomo a great consolidated empiro under
return to tho normal sway of the lar.-n jjocoln is in favor of a new Union 1 ft uat've dynasty. All of which may God
within iho Loyal States, is thereforo re- 1 . . . . collmicsl and 6un,,orted bv n his mcroy avert. AmosKb.ndai.Ii.
posed in a change ol men iu the odmiois- JomUtH 0,1 inquest, and supported by September 1!J, 1801.
tration of the Government, to bo followed minorities iu tho oocqusred Stat:s backed , ...
by a change of policy in tho management
ot our affairs, and, so thinking, wo shall
not Itesitaio to givi our cordial support to
the nomiuatiou of General MeCleilan.
Wo need not say that wo shall iu the
future, as the pjst, observe towards
tbo'ii who Uava iu in opinion tbo
name deforeuco and candor we seek habit
ually to praotioc towards onr political op
to approach the conideration of tho ques-
tion now presontod for their decision tin-
der a deep and abiding sense of what Is
duo to themselves, to tbeirconntry, and to
their God, in this dav of national tribu-
ltition and peril. And may He who con-
trols the hearts of tho people so guido them ,
in tho ehoica they shall make in the im-
pctiuwig election mat, easting ouv pnmiun
niiu prriuuicn, inv) ill ny uiiuuau iui ihuii
Mdnf minr tUt ,.mn wlm slmll bo owned
I u prrjuuicn. mo) iimyui uu3i.iuiu.uii
anil blessed of Heaven, as ono sent iu j
mercy rather tbau in wrath to our Buffer- ,
in? nation 1
Proofs of Genu til iilcClellnn's I.oyaltv
In what he and Lincoln agree aii1 in
what, thcu differ His letter consist ml
with Chieosa Inform-Opposition to
null. IS iuppuri vj j.inioi'i c yiunrs 1
m case of Lincoln s rc-dectwa.
I To all Just and Patriotic. ilen :
Ueforo we proceed with our exposition
of tho conduct of tho Administration tow
nrds tho army of the Potomac and tho able
General who created it, we turu asido to
say a few wotds about the Democratic
nominations antl uetiiio too issues now be
fore tho rountry.
The objections to General McClellun as
a candidalo for the Presidency aro both
amusitg and instructive. In this oue
thing the Liueolnites aud thoso whom they
call Copperheads cordially agree. Tho
Liueolnites aro endeavoring to prove that
McClellan, in his nets, is too much liko
Lincoln to bo a Citing candidate for Cop
perheads and tho letter echo tho sentiment.
If auy thing wcro wanting beyond his own
declarations to establish General MeClel
lan's uncompromising loyalty ,it is furnish
ed by the concurrence of that point of
these two extreme factious, It provci,
that Goncral McClellan U a fitting candi
date to bo votod for by all CViseruatiue
Republicans as well as Democrats.
Rut McClellan and Lincoln agree on
only ono point, and that k a ptofesscd de
termination to maintain the Union at ccey ;
Ihey differ radically id relation to the
best meauH to accomplish that cud
Lincoln has n prc'iminait to the resto
ration of tho Uuion, and that u the ab.iu-
i . , e i i .i i i o. .
doninent of slavery by the seceded States,
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lie will uot lot them return to the Union
without the relinquishment of a right held
iu common by all tho States by Maesi-
chusetta as well r.3 South Carolina; To
force the abandonment of this right "poa, ,.,' ,r, . ,,
the Southern States whilo it is enjoyed by , ,0 vot(,d ,or llilUt I1)a,.Cfl hirnsolf H. W. HAntucrc.
ihe Northeru, whether they choose to ex- ! reopouiblc not only for the continuance of General-in-Chief,
erciso it or not, ho would soeiifiec huu-j the war for the abolition of slavery, but Says Mr. l.itioohi, reforring to Antie
dreds of thousands of northern lives and M'or ftl1 the abuses and usurpations of the tain j
thousands of millions of northern money.
, , , ,
lu short, he is not waging war lo maintain
the i onstitutional Union basea on tne
oqtiality of tho States, but to onforco on
theSmihcrn States a new Union in wbi. h
their relation to the Northern shall be that
of conquered provinces, deriving their lo.
cal institutions, not from the will of the
, people, but from thn proseiiptions of tho
i , ,.
I oVvlellan, on
tho other hand, would
. . i
i umw purpose man ens-
1 armniL' robols and enforoiiiT '.'nn rinniiW,,.
i w k ,h. wuuriiui.'
, tien and laws. iuU ihfu run 'I'hnr ilnno
I .1. .. . y
the Union would bo ipso facto restored
and each Stato would land in Iu n.i,rin,l
an.l each btato would stand n its o ig.nal
' poi"on oi equal rignts nnd equal privi-
11 v.,..ui iibnw uuu cijiwi prut-
) will receive no proposition for
ation of peace and union which
i leges.
; ti. rnKir,rituin
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does uot also propose the abolition of sla-
McClellan, on tho other hand, "so soon
as it is clear or oven probable, that our
present adversaries aro readv for neaeo 0:1
the basis of tho Union," would "exhaust
1 nil the resources of ttatcsmauship prac-
ticod by civilized nations and taught by
t10 traditions of the American poopk,con
, ihUM uu h(J h d . - h
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uuuuii . iu ieiuu duuii ul-ul-u. ru-L-siniiiin
noicuu ineuieeivs uninst tuo armies Ol 1
1 tu g,ort, McClellan is for permanent
nml ,. ,., i,,nn,,
J ....u.
which ought conservative JJomocraU
and Kepiiblicans vote for T
Hut soino of tho so-called peace Demo
crats, It scorns, think General McCMlan's
in the past, we will adhere with uoswerv-
ing ddelity to tho Union under tho Con
lUulion a tl)0 0Dy 0ild foundation of
ollr strength, aieonljr and happtnos, as a
peoplo, and as a frame-work of govern-
ment equally conduoivo to tho wollaroand
prosperity of all tho States, both North-
flrn y0U((,("
M-ninllnn itoMprun ilial "tho
Union must be preserved at all hnazards."
Now, what is tho difference between a
ideolarntion ol "umvxrvtng fi klity to the
Union," and a declaration that it umvsl
be preserved at ullhazzarth I" And how
can mon who voted for the former dccla-
! ration, refuse to vote for McOlcllan became
he tn ado the latter!
Rut the plntform declares " justice,
humanity, liberty, and the publio welfare,
iumni ,bul iinraL.Jia,ocffoI,3 bo made for
a cessation of hostilities, with a view to
an ultimate Convention of all tho States,
or othar peaceable nieaiH to the olid that
nt the earliest practicable moment peace
may bo restored upon tho basis of the
Federal Union of tho ytates.'' And Gen.
McUlellan says nothing about armi.tice
or Convention. Not in term?, but he does
sav what includes them and much more.
He says that as soon as it is iteven proba
ble" that tho rebels are ''ready for peace
npon tho basis of the Constitutional! tin
resources of statesmanship,' iko', "should
be exhausted to seouro it." Is not an
armistice and a convention within "tho
resources of statesmanship ? " The fact
is, that Gen. McClellan does not coufino
himself to these specific means, but ho i
does commit Ir.mself to resort to those or
any other houorablo moans which circum
stances at tho time may show to bo more
efficient to the end, whenever thero is oicn
a probability that the rebels arc prepared
to treat. What can any "unswerving"
friend the Union ask more? Would nny
man doairo the Government to offer an ar-
misticu when the;o is uot tho least proba-
bility that it would bo accepted !
What oun any unswerving Iriend of tho
Union, ho thinks it can be saved by
I stonmn.T the war. sain bv refusing to vom
frJr McClellan ? McClellan stind.. pledged
to tho Southern States
show or indicate a willingness to live iu
peace within the Union as it was1 Lincoln
1 Will ouiioui aiuii mu w ui uui uveu iibu u
i ' . '.. , ,
i to a proposition lor peace, until the peo-
i pb of tllti Mcedod States give up one of
their reserved rights. Which holds out
; the best prospect lor peace, and which
! oug1'1 lllu lu0,it ultla ,uuu 10 l'rt-'(er ? ly
.:u :.t.AH ..
not supporting iHcClellan, liu will aid in
? ,. " .,, .
. yi"Jwtliillw w MWItu W V llU II
, pri.Vcnting which he has the power, but
will not use it. Nor would the resnon-i-
biliiy be lessened by running a third can-
tli-laie, with n period knowledge th;,t it
could have no other practical effect thaa
to aid in tho re election of Mr. Liacrj'.n,
Under these circumstances every truly
"unswerving" friend ot the restoration of
tbo Union a U was will simDort General
! MeClcUsr,. cord! ; v.. d.n, i 1 i
j o,o, as a choice'
i T,ere ara tWQ tW fop whjoh Qvcr).
' .,t,t at,n,.i.i r,,. nr,,i i.i,.,
.uuujMiiiu, cuuuiu uuu jii.j uuu i uuu
one is. the success of the national arms, so
that tb0 ,0'lels bliu11 lj0 Bat'3fied of tllc
, u!tL'r ll0I,ell!!sUes3 ol llleir CM autl 1,0
j -no,ine1 ,Q jt up Q d ntan ,0 theip
tli.,1 tl,, tn n N kl.n Im enfisliufl nl I in
allociauce. Tho other i3, the election of
allogiauco. ino other 13, the election ot
.Goncral McClellan, thus opening to them
'ho door for the restoration and roaoo on
1 tllc ,onli' eond.tlons whieh will rcuder any
Goncral McClellan, thus opening to them
coruiai reunion possiDic. uut siiouui Jlr.
; L,ncoln bo rc.cfeeled) all(l prejiin , hi3
present polioy,wo see nothiuirin the futuro
of our country but an intsruduablo war ol
guerrillas, if not of largo armies, furthor
aimnii grauons 01 territory, tax
ntion, ban'.rupiby and repudiation, au cud.
of all truly republican government, the
dominatiou ol unprincipled military chief-
tains aud a never eodinc succession of
rcxoluiions, iosiigatcd by foreign intrigue
ulo personal am!
atd personal nmbiiion, until our people
beoomc poweiless, as now in Mexico, to
"I.UIMIH. ,..v.,w
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I CSy-Lleot Lincoln and wo shall havo
four U10r0 Jaars nf war wi"'out a Union,
What could have been done n six mouths
and was not dono in four years, cannot
bo accomplished in another term by the
prosent administration. o must, thoro
lor, vots lor ahaugi
The AdminiB tration Giving Evi
dence in Favor of General Mc
Clellan. In view of the attempts of tb Repub
lican papsrs to circulate slandor ngiiiust
General McOle&IA.v, wo givo tho follow
ing testimony respecting his abilities end
services from various members of the ad
ministration :
Wasiusoto.v, Jnly 2, 1S02.
Major General Geo. JJ. McClellan ;
1 am satisfied that yoursoll, oIBoers.nud
men havo done the best you could. All
accounts tay better' fighting was nevor
douo. Ton thousand thanks for it.
A. Lincoln.
Two days afterward, when Mr. Lincoln
had fuller information, General McClellan
received tbo follnwiug :
WAsm.NaToN, July 0, 1803.
Major. Gen. Geo. 1. McUlcUan Com
manding Army o the rotomnc :
A thousand thanks for tho relief your
two dispatches of 12 and 1 r. St. yesterday
gavo to mo. lio assure! the heroism of
yourself, officers, and men i, and foiover
will bti appreciated.
A, Lincoi.x.
In Auguit, 1802, Mr. Lincoln mado a
speech ut the White House, in wbioh ho
said :
There has boen a very wide spread nt
tempt to have u quarrel between
McClellan aud tho Secretary of War.
General McClellan' attitude is such that
in tbo very unselfishucfs of his nature ha
eaunot but wish to bo successful, and I
hope ha will.
I know General SlcClcllan wish
es to be successful. General Mc
Clellan is not to blame jor asking what he
wanted and needed.
I belicvo ho is a brave and ablu
man, and I s'and hero, as justice required
me to do, ttV take upon myself what Iia
been oh argot! On tho Secretary of War as
withholding from him.
Hero is General Hallcck's testimony i
Washington, August 31, 1802.
Major.General GWrc B. rdcClrllan ,
I beg of you to assist me in this crisis
with your ability and experience. I am
, entirely tired out.
j II. V. IIai,i,eck, General in-Chief,
, 1
j Washington, D. C., Sep. 30.
, Ma G" McClellan, Commanding
1 . -l,u.r report rr yesterday',
'"f? r"u U ?f tI,B ,bllt cs ( South
-"niam anu nnueiam, nas been rccciv-
ed and subml"erl ,t0 wo President. They
we.r.u uu-iougnt nattlos, but
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iwi uuu uiibiuuu hiUIUIICS
Tho valor antl endurance of your army
in tho soveral confliots which terminated
in tho expulsion of the enemy from tho
loyal State of Maryland, are creditablo
alike to tho troops and to tho officers who
commanded them.
A grateful eouutry, whilo mournim? thn
lamented dead, will not be un mindful of
the honors duo to the livin-
I Wak Dkpaktmknt
Washington, Sept. 10, '02. f
' . . Iour u'Pt. ot to-Uay recoivsd. Uod
blfS8. auJ a" Wlth you Destroy the
rel' a' " poiblo. A. Li.vcor.N.
I io '8jr General Geo. B McClellan.
( Rut tho Republican Congress also gives
ila testimony. On tho lOih day o! July,
, Mr. Kdwards ntcn..1 of New Hamir,
I ... ,;.'' .......... . '
i onercn me loitering resomuon in mo
j X " W"S Un8D'
RF.i0i.vni), I'liot tho thanks of this
House bo prosented to Major General Geo.
j nuusu uu i i use ii ,eu iu .ii iijui u enur at e.jf eo.
T Mcnie.llan and lbr ofTincri
of his command, for the scries cf brilliant
md decisive victories which by their bkill
and bramy lhiy aolifJV(;d ()vpr
els and traitors in arms on tho battle
fields of Western Virginia.
On tho 0th of May, ISO'-', afier the vic
tories of Yorktown, William iburg, and
West Point, Owon Loyrjoy, the mon ultra
radical iu the House of Roprcsentaiivcs,
offered tbo following rosolutionv, which
were uuaniraously adopted :
Rusor.VEH. That it is with feelings of
devout gratitude ti Almighty God that tho
House nf Representatives 'front time n
lime, hears of tlio triumphs of ih Union
IU luu a nii uei'ie mr me nipre
",acy 01 VUB constitution otul ibe integri
ly ot the Lutou.
Resolved, 'Unit wo receive with
found satisfaction intclliirenoo of recent
victories aohieved bv tho armies of thu
Potomac, aisociated from their loo.icali-
ties with thee of the Revolution, and that
the sincoro thanks of this House aro hero.
by tendered to Maior General Oeorro H.
McUlellan for tho display of thoss high
military qualities which secure important
results with but little uaorifico of human
Lot Democrats bear this testimony in
mind and whan efforts are mado to bo lit
tie General McClellan'b groat servioa to
the stato, let this significant losliraony of
Mr. Lincoln, General HAixucK.aud the
Rtpablisan Confr?u; bt produwjd.
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