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Wednesday, May. 4, 1861.
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CitcAgenes.. _ M'CLERE d: STONER,
• T m armies of Grant and Lee arc facing
each ether—their pickets being divided
by the narrow Rapidan. Another week
Mil scarcely pass withbyt.the most terri
ble and bloody battle the war, unless
Lee staiald decline the"; engagement. by
&Mug . ** ipon Richpapild. We believe
that Gant is fully reaWfor the decisive
OLIR Harrisburg correspondent did in
justice to Senator St. Clair in last w j eek's'
issue of this ,paper, in charging that he
had Made a e"course assault"
people of thh horder in his speech on the
bill: ;Pe had evidently been'con
founded wit ii Senator Wilson, who did,
as we learn, uniinadvert with some seuer
ity upon citizens of the Southern counties.
Wev che,eifully Make the correction as a
matter of justice to Dr. St. Clair,
• THE legislature Will adjourn to-morrow
at.l2 o'clock. We believe that all the
important public bills have beep dispcised
of—some of them too hastily -use fear, but
stillbetter than none. The constitution
al amendments alloWing soldiers to vote
will be submitted to the people on.the Ist
Tuesday of August, and the legislature
will Te-assemble on the 23d of August to
count and declare , the vote, and also to
enact a - law to carry into effect the exten
sion of suffrage to the army. •
THE Harrisburg Patriot and •Union, in
noticing the remarks of the chief editor
Of:the REPOSITORY before the:late Union
'State Convention, discovers singular in
-consistency in our speech because we "so
charmingly entertained the - rebel leaders
during their memorable raid-into Franklin
county" It is true that rebels have been
guestS at Norland several times during the
war. We entertained • them just as we.
lntertain floods, hurricanes , lightning,
ocusts and like agreeable visitors—mainly
because they come and vegetate and go
without much deference to our wishes.
If the Patriot and Union can suggest any
better way of managing'such things, we
would thank it for the suggestion.
BT ATE CONVENTION
Tux Union State Convention met in
Harrisburg on Thursday last. Every dis
trict was represented, - and many of the
ablest men of the party were delegates.
Hon., Geo.N. Lawrence, of Washington,
presided. Messrs. Simon Cameron, of
Dauphin, Alex. K. McClure of Franklin,
Morrow B. Lowry, of Erie, and Winthrop
IV. - Ketchum, of Lazerne - ,"' 7 4vere chosen
. Delegates at large to the Union National
"- Convention; and Messrs. Morton McMi-'
chael, of Philadelphia, and Thomas Cun
ningham, of Beaver, were nominated for
Electors at large. District Electors and
- members of the State Central Committee
were selected by the delegates from the
- - respective countie4---a list of which will
be found in the report of the, proceedings
' in another• coltimn. The Convention was
entirely unanimous in recommending
.ABRAHAM Lrbtcoug as the Union =di:
!late for President. An address was adopt - -
ed earnestly urging his re-election, and a
series of resolutions were passed broadly
endorsing his administration and warmly
.commending the fidelity and ability with
Which Gov. Curtin has discharged his du
. ties as GOventor. of Pennsylvania. Hon;
Simon Cameron was appointed Chairman
of the State Central Committee by Mr.
Lawrence, the President of the Colwell
' don. The ienrnest_ enthusiasm and con
fidence manifested by the Convention,
point with uncommon distinctness to an
overwhelming. Union victory at the polls
in November next.
- —ln, presenting ABRAHAM LINCOLN
for re-eleition to - the Presidency-, the
Convention was bit faithful to the earnest
and almost; unanimous wishes of the loyal
men of th. - 4 , State and Nation; and it was
eminent and just, coming from the great
e State bf P4nnsylvania, to theman*hohas
r i o
with mufal ring fidelity ? untiring zeal, and
blameless tegrity, administered the gov
ernment ugh more than three years
of unparalleled peril. A President less
' faithful, less honest, less diiiinterested in
his devotion to the country's cause, must
have given as hopeless dismemberment
and anarchy long ere this; and, although
Censuied-fortesitation and again for pre-
elpitaney,in the fulness of time his wis
'.; Ilona "and patriotism have ever been Ti.n
di,:.,ated, and the people have rallied to his
support with .an - earnestness and unan
imity hitherto nnknoWn in the history of
Our political conflicts.
The re-nomination of Mr. Lincoln was
not doubtful before the - action of Penn
sylvania; but it is now placed beyond the
possibility of contest. Already a clear
majority of the Convention have been ,
instructed for him, and .delegates have'
been chosen cordially harmonizing with
the expressions ortheir constituents.—
Ohio will doubtless follow Pennsylvania
in declaring for Lincoln, - although a favor
its- and eminently ',worthy son of that
State has been named 'for the same posi
tion; and the Enipire State will complete
' the list of delegates by her cordial ap
proval of *hat the other loyal States have
done with so much harmoify of sentiment.
With, the Presidency, therefore, the Na
tional Convention will have little to do—..
nothing indeed but to ratify in from what
the people have as with one voice pre
determined; and with-alike faithful can- .
didate for Vice President—A x v RP. w
JOHNSTON, of Tennessee, we trust—the
Union party will'go into the coining con
test strong in the tried integrity and
fitness of its standard-bearers; stronger
still in its s holy cause, and achieve the
crowning victory of - our history for 'Lin
coln, for Union, for Freedom !
- , 71.T11E PENNSYLVANIA MILITIA.
The call for some 80,000 militia from
the Western States, or rather the accept
ance of a tender of that number of mili
tia by the National authorities, has natu
rally led the people to expect a- similar
call upon Pennsylvania. At' present, we
are assured however, that it is not prob
able such a demand will 'be made. The
Goveriaors of' the Western States tender
ed their militia forces to garrison such
points as Cincinnati; Cairo, Paducah, Co
lumbus, and other points on the Missis
sippi, where offensive movements on the
part of the rebels are not probable after
active operations are commenced by the
gieat armies in Tennes:see and Virginia.
A limited number of militia have also
been accepted from New York to garri
son the ports and defences of New York
city, and the veteran troops on guard and
garrison duty in,Boston and other points
in New England, have been supplanted
by militia from those States. This action
of the several States will enable the goy:-
eminent to add probably 50,000 trained
troops to the armies in the field, and thus
strengthen the already well grounded
hope that the coming campaign will re
m:thin the decisive discomfiture of treason.
It must not be presumed that Pennsyl
vania is so unfaithful to her just fame as
the chief of loyal States, ah to be derelict
in aiding the-government with her militia.
Gov. Curtin was, we believe, .the first
Executive to urge the employment of
thilitia forces. for special duty in order
that our veterans might be invincible in
the field. More than a, year ago, when
Gen: Hooker was aboutto move against
Lee, Gov. Curtin formally tendered 25,-
000 militia to relieve tried troops then
necessarily upon guard and garrison duty
in Baltimore, Washington and other
points not likely to be assailed; and he
earnestly urged the acceptance of a like
number from the Other Eastern States. 'lt
was not deemed necessary or expedient
to accept the Proposition at that time—
_whether wisely or unwisely, we are not
prepared to say. We presume, however,
that as HOoker left two corps entirely out
of action at Chancellormille, if- -he had
been encumbered with 40,000 more troops '
than he then commanded, his failure
would have been only the more conspicu
ous and it may be disastrous. Since then
Gov. Curtin has ever been ready totnmet
any demand that the' xigencies of the Na
tional cause could reasonably make upon
our State; and we are' assured that when
in Washington recently With the Execn
thes of several of the Western States, he
proposed to ioin them in furnishing mi
litia if needed by the gOvernmeal. The
authorities did not deem it-neassary to
make such h call' on Pennsylvania at this
time, for the reason, we presume, that
they could be of ,no service unless taken
to Norfolk, ' Leesburg, Harper's Ferry,
Martinsburg, and other points in Vir
ginia, which are too important 'and too
much exposed to be held by raw troops.,
A cordial arrangement exists„ ikon ever,
between the 'National and State authori
ties for calling and organizing the Penn
sylvania militia at any time they can be '
of service to the government; and in case
of a temporary reverse in Virginia, it is
more than probable that such a demand
will be made.' A revised-military bill
has doulitless passed the • legislature as it
had been adopted in the House recently
and was considered in the Senate on Fri
, day last; and as soon as such a bill,
becomes a law, the Governor will take
immediate steps to make the militia force
,of .the State such, au organization as will
be available at any time for State defence,
or to render temporary aid to the general
government. The experience of the past
—alike of the Executive who had to im
provise regiments from rolicking: mobs,
and of the people of the border who en
joyed their presence—and the future:de
mands which may be, made upon the pee
, ple for self-protection, clearly point to
'.the necessity of having our military force
in the very highest possible state of or
this *.aftkitit Itetiii
ganization_ and efficiency. - To this im
portant end let: every
, good citizen give
his earnest efforts, as soon as a revision of
our statutes gives promise of usefulness
'and honor to the militia service.
'THE CHIUSTIAN COMMSSION.
We have before us the second Annual
Report of the U. S. Christian Commission,
a pamphlet of nearly three hundred
pages. Although quite a volume, it con
tains but a simple outline, of the opera
tions of the Commission 'during the past
year, together with a condensed report of
its receipts and expenditures. In all
"war aeration" we liliow'of nothing so
strange as thii report: The past has
given us stories of daring and romantic
adventure, .histories of campaigns and
records of the hospital, but nothing like
this volume. It has-been wanting hith
-erto, not that there were none to write it,
but because there were no such holy
deeds, no such vast work of Christian
charity to record. There have been, it is
true, individuals like' a Florence Night:.
ingale `who,• with a devotion that has
made their _names immortal, have given
themselves to theLtainistration -of the
hospital; but'never before has there been
witnessed in the horrors of war such en
large benevolence and christiantompass
ion as this report records. . It is indeed a
pleasant relief to turn aside from accounts
of carnage, and stories of massacres that
were written in blood, to read these pages,
over which the angel of mercy would love
to linger, and pity forgettciweep for very
This Commission has a two-field object.
It supplies first the physical wants of the
sick in the hospitals;the wounded on the
battle-field, and of the weary soldier on
the march. When this is done and the
brave sufferer's heart is all aglow with
thoughts of the loving ones at home who
send these gifts, the "delegate" Whispers
.in his ear the message of love from the
"upper home" or places in hils hand the
printed page bright with the story of the
Redeemer of men. Such a Commission_
is Pre-eminently Christian; -it cares for
the whole man, body and soul, and thus
meets fully the two great evils. War drags;
in its train, physical suffering andirnmor
ality. We need not wonder that under
sireh ministrations many a rough. soldier
- has said, .34 well this is religion;' , : that
Many a scarred heart has' heaved with
unwanted emotion and falling tears wash
ed the bronzed face. The receipts of this
Commission for the past year show that
it has rapidly been increasing in favor
with the people. Money and stores to
the amount of nearly one million of dol
lars have been applied and distributed
through its agency. This is more than
four tinies the amount received, during
the previous year. In -the report before
us, all-the receipts and expenditures are
'carefully, accounted for. so that there is
no difficulty 'in seeing the purposes to
which the contributions of the people have
been applied. We are surprised at the
singular economy with which this associ-•
ation carries on its vast and complicated
operations. It has agents in every por
tion of the army' from the Potomac to the.
Mississippi, among our sailors, among the
prisoners and in our hospitals; its dole-'
- gates have been in every proininent bat
tle-field before the smoke of -the conflict
rolled- away ; they have followed our
armies on their long marches ever ready,
- to help the faint and comfort the dying;,
and yet the actualeXpenditure attending
all this has not exceeded three per cent.
of the amount eontrihuted. This remark
able economy; is accounted for. by the fact
that all its delegates go out voilintarily
and unpaid. It retains but• sixteen paid
agents for all the armies in -the field, and
then only because it is necessary to keep
some -men permanently 'in the work.—
Such an organization corn-mends itself as
trustworthy, economical and efficient, and
we are confident that the people cannot
commit their gifts into better hands for
distribution among our brave soldiers.
THE two hundred million five per cent
loan is now offered to the people* the
Government, and it is the positive duty
as welt as the manifest , interest of every
friend of our Nationality to investinthese
securities to the extent of his or her spare
means. They are payable in ten - or forty
Sears, at the option of the-government;
the interest is payable seini-annually in
gold, and the principal will be ,paid`
gold at maturity.
It is upon - these securities that the gov-
ernment now mainly relies for the she.=
cessful prosecution 'of the Way against ,
treason,, and upon its success as a fl , -•
cial proposition depends to a great deg - 0
the success of the government. ' ;The cred-,
it of the Nation must be maintained; and
it LS the first duty of every patriot to give
' all his power to 'support it: Our troops
in the field - who are". bravely battling for,
the safety of the Republic, must be paid;- 4
and the vast exactions of 'a gigantic war
forced upon us by remorseless traitors
must be met. The, country is abundant
ly able to supply the means as it has sup
plied the men to restore an imperiled
Union ; and we appeal to the faithful men
of every political persuasion to come for - -
ward promptly and invest in the National
securities. An advertisement in another
columugives the necessarylnformagon
on the subject;
jun -4', 184.
UNION STATE CONVENTION:
UNANIMOUS ' INSTRUCTIONS FOR LINCOLN.
ELECTION OF, DELEGATES AT LARGE.
Repdrted for The:Franklin Repository
HARRISBURG, April 29
The Union State Convention met. here yes
terdity;in the Hall of the Honse of Reprasen
tatives, and was Called, to order by Hon. Wayne
Mcyeagh, Chairman of the State Committee.
Spet*er Penny, of the Senate, was chosen tem
porary, President; but declined in consequence
of a severe cold that, impairs his voice. Sena-.
tor4ohnstOn, , of Lycoming, was then chosen,
and delivered T alneat apduppropriate speech on
taking the chair. Mr. Samuel Allman, of
Snyder, John H. Stewart, of ijlegheny. George
H. Moore, of Philadelphia and David L. Barnes,
of Fayette, were elected temporary Secretaries.
The following is the list of delegates :
Philadelphia let Diet., Robert C. Tittermary :
Jabez C. Du iladeray: 3d, Abel Lukens , 4th, Chas.
Thompson Jones. ,
Chester.and Delaware —Jaeob S. Serrill.
Lehigh and Northampton—Wm. W. litimmersleY
Berke—Z. T. Galt. - •
Schuylkill—Conrad F. Shindel. -
Carbon, Monroe, Pike g Wayne—Capt. J. Shields.
Bradford. "Susquehanna, Sullivan and Wyoming
—William J. Turrell. r
Luzerne—S. B. Lormstreet. ,
Tioga, Potter, 3.l . K.gan and Warren—Stefdien F.
Wilson. - I ,
Clinton, Lyeoming. Centre and Union. S. Furst
Snyder, Montour, Northumberland and Columbia
—Franklin Bound. 1,
Cumberland, Mifflin, Perry 'and Juniata—Rober
- Dauphin and Lebanon—William Colder.
Lancaster—John Brady, David H. Cochran.
York—Alexander J. Frey. . •
Adams, Franklin kFulton—Col. F. S. Stambaugh
Somerset,Bedford and Ifuntingdon--George W.
Blair, Cambria and Clearfteld,--JI. A. Boggs.
Westmoreland and Fayette--Col. Eva.rardßierer
Indiana and Armstrong—Dr. Thomas St. Clair.
Washington and Greene—George V. Lawrence.
Allegheny—Jas. L. Graham. Jno. M. Kirkpatrick.
Beaver and Butler—Thomas Itobinsmsl.
Lawrence. Mercer:and Venango—L. 11. Sample.
Erie and Cratvford—Jonas Gunnison. .
Clarion, Jefferson, Forest and Elk , —Chris. Myers
Philadelphia-Ist Die. Edward Cobb; 2d: John
W. Frazer; 3d, Lytle J. Hurst; 4th, Henry E. Wal
lace; sth, Wm. W. Watts"; 6tb, John L. Hill: 7th,
John Frey; Bth, Wm. It. Leeds; 9th, Chas. M. Neal;
10th, Robert M. Evans ; 11th, Benj. H. Mann ; 12th
James M'Manus ; 13th, J. F. Trenchard: 13th,Geo.
Moore: 16th, William A.lSiinpson ; 16th Thomas
Dickson; 17th W. J. P. White,
Adams=4. T. M'llhenny.;
- Allegheny—Jas. Lowry, Jr. John IL Stewart,Jno.
P. Penny, J. J. Siebeneek, Jared M. Brush.
Armstrong and Westmoreland—James A, Hunter,
John W. Al'Kee. Dr. J. N. Loughery.
Beaver and Lawrence—James S. [Wan, William.
Bedford—Charles W, Ashcom.
Berks—Henry Stump, Henry Krause, S. Weitzel.
Blair—Major Benjamin L. Hewitt.
Bucks—Josebh S. Ely, Stacy Brown.
Butler—j. D. M'Junkin, H. G. Graham.
Cambria—A. A. Barker.
Ca hon and Lehigh—John lt,Oliver, T. F. Walter.
Centre—John T. Johnson.
Chester—Pusey J. Nichols, John Irey, Dr. Wilmer
Clarion and Forest=—Hunter Orr.
Clearfield, Jefferson, M'Ken.b. and_ Elk—Wm. 3.
Hemphill, Lucius Rogers.
Clinton—Charles W. Wingard,
Crawford and Warren—S. B. Diek,Wm. D. Brown
Cumberland—James A. Dunbar.
Dauphin—Geo. Bergner, John J. Shoemaker.
Delaware—John J. Roland.
Erie—Geo. W. De Camp, Perry Devore.
Fayette—David L. Barnes.
Franklin and Fulton—Juo; Rowe, M. Edgar king
Greene—L. K. Evans.
Huntingdon—George W. Johnston.
Indiana—Col. James R. Porter.
Juniata, Union und Snyder-7,Samuel Alleman, J
Lancaster—George W. MehalleY, William S. Am
weg, M. H. Shirk, J. H. Alexandor. -
Lebanon—A. S. Ely.
Luzerne—ll. P. Moody, Samuel Hoyt, Ira Tripp.
LYcoming—flettry Johnson. '
Mercer and V enango—W tn. Burguin,W, Stewart.
• Miftlin—George li, Galbraith..
Monroe and Pike—Edward Halliday.
3fontgomery—G. .Tustiee Mitchell, William B.
Ratabo,, M. Howard Jenkins.
Northampton—Samuel L. Cooley, Jai+. L. Mingle.
Perry—Dr. .T. P. Clark.
Potter and Tioga—A. G. Glmitead, J.W. Guernsey.
Schuylkill—Liun Bartholomew. Dr. R. H, Coryell,
James 11. Cathpbell. -
Somerbet—Charles C. Musseltean.
Susquehanna-1, F. Fitch.
. Washington—Wm. A. Mickey„ James B. Ruple.
Wayne—A. B. Walker.
• York—Alex. Underwood. Henry B. Musser.
On motion, the temporary chairman appoint
ed the •following gentleman as a committee on
contested sets: J. W. Frazer, John Fry, Geo:•
Bergner, A. G. Olmstead, Franklin 'Bound and
Jacob S. Serrell.
It will be seen that every district in the State
was represented; and the divcliest interest was
manifested by the convention in the great
struggle befii;e us. A committee on perma
nent organization was chosen, after• which the
bonvention - adjourned
_until three in .the after
At the appointed hour the convention. as
sembled in the afternoon, and Dr. Worthington,
of Chester, reported the following as perma
nent officers, all of whom Were illeaed without
President—Hon. Geo. V. Lawrence. '
Vice Presidentl—LytieS.llurst, John Fry, Henry
- E. Wallace, William A. SimYson,•Jacob S. Serra'
M. H. Shirk M. Howard Jenkins, Joseph Barnsley,
James L. Mingle, Henry Stump, Dr. It. H. Coryell,
Edward Holiday, , Drummer Lilly, Ira Tripp,
Stephen F. Wilson, Franklin Bound, John J. Pat
terson,'William Colder, David H. Cochran, George
WeMehaffey, Alexander Underwobd, George W.
Hqueeholder, A. A. Barker, Dr. Thomas St. Clair,
Lewis K. Evans, John P. Penney, John S. Furst,
James -L. Grahani, Thomas Robinson. William-
Stewart, Perry Devore, Hunter Orr and Dr. 4. N.
Secretaries—Samuel A - lieman. John H. Stewart.
Geo. H. Moore, David L: Barnes, Conrad F. Shin
del. S. F. Fitch, 11. P. Moody. James B. Hoyle.
Wiilium Burgwin, Charles W. Minipill'
Mr. Lawrence. on taking the chair delivered
an eloquent and pointed address. .
The Co/maim then proceeded to elect Del
egates at large to the 'Union National Conven
tion, with the following result: '
, • i lat. 2nd. 3d.
Simon Cameron i 94 .
Alex. R • M'Clure ' 1 - 79 •
Morrow B. Lowry - 60 SO
W. W. Retch I '
Thomas M . Howe
owe • 7 ' '''''''
;51 ,: 3 5g - 91
Wm. B. Mann •I • 54 41 41
P. Frazer Smith • ' • 38 z• 1
Ja B - 11. Campbell - .. - 5
A. H. Reeder • ' - • - Al 18
Geo. Landon ' ' - 13 —_-,.
Messrs... Cameron an'd' Maize were chosen
On the first ballot- 1 -67 votes being necessary to
a choice; Lowry was elected en thesecond, and
Ketchum on the third ballot. Messrs. Morton
M'Michael, of Philadelphia and Thomas Cun
ningham, of Beaver, were chosed electors at
large by acclaination, INA the districts each re
'ported a district eleethr. The Uni uelectorial
ticket is as follows:
Morton I.llliehael I Thos Cunningham
1. Rohert P. Ring. In. le.
2. Geo. Morrison Coates. 14. Charles Schreiner.
3. Henry Boum. 15,..71 ) hu IVister.
4. Wm. H. Bern. As 16. David M'Conaughy.
5. Barton Jenks; 17. D. W. Woods.
6, biiiirlesAtlCump. 18. rsl;eßewon.
7. Robert Park. -- 19. -
8. Aaron 20. Samuel Dick.
9. John A. linstand..` 121. Everhard Bitner,
10. R. B. Correyeli. It2..fohn P. Penney.
11. Edward Halliday. 12.3. Ebenezer Al'Jtinkin.
12. Charles F: Reed, 124. J. W. Blanchard.
The Convention adopted, a resolution author
izing the President of the Convention to ap
pointthe Chairman of the State Central Com
mittee, and directing the delegates to select
oneanember from each county, six from Phila
delphia, two fromPittsburg and two from Ha 1 ,
risburg. The following gentlemen were ap
pointed as the Union State Committee under
Philadelphia, lst'Disl.. Jeremiah Nichols, Chas.
HuMphreys; '2d, David Kramer. William 11. Rem
ble: 3d, CharleS M. Neal. Eabert K. Nichols; •Ith,
Geo-ge W. Hammersly, Benjamin H. Brown. Ad
ams.l David A. Buehler, Gettysburg: Allegheny;
John M. KirkPatriek; J. J. Siebeniek. Pittsburg;
Armstrong, John Ralston, Averton: Beaver: D. L.
Imbile, Beaver: Bedford, Geo. W.'Roop. Bedford;
Berks. Alex. B. Tutton, Z. T. Galt, Rending: Blair,
Samuel M'Camant. Sabbath Rest: Bucks. James
B. Lambert. Doylestown; Bradford, Stephen Aland,
Towanda ; Butler, Charley C. M'Candless, Butler:
Cambria, A. A. Barker. Ebensburg; Carbon, Chas.
Albright, Mauch Chun6 Cameron, F. P. Hackett,
Shipe : Centre, Edmulid Blanchard, Bellefonte;
Ches p ter, n
Wm. B. Waddle. West Chester; Clarion,
B. 3. Reed. Clarion :, Clearfield, S. B. Row, Clear
field: Clinton. Charles. W. Wingard, Lock Haven:
Columbia. Robert F. Clark. Bloomsburg; Crawford.
Henry C. 'Johnson. Meadville; Cumberland. John
B. Parker. Carlisle: Dauphin. Geo. Bergner, John
J. Shoemaker, Harrisburg; Delaware. KetchlY
Morton. Oakdale; Elk. Albert Willis„ Ridgway;
Erie. Samuel 'C Stanford, Waterford Fayette.
Beuj. F. Hellen. Uniontown: Franklin. F. S. Srum
haugh. Cbambersburg ; •Fult,n. M. Edgar King.
MiConnellsburg: Greene. Geo. E. Minor. Waynes
burg: .11untingdon, G. W. Johnson, Huntinedon
Indiana, F, M. Kinterandiana: Juniata. John .1.
Patterson, Mifflintown: Lancaster, O. J. Dickey,
Lancaster City. Peter Martin Lincoln Post Office:
Lebanon. T. T. Worth, Lebanon: Lehigh. R. Clay
Hammersley, Catasanqua; Luzerne. S. P. Long
street. Wilkesbarre; Lvcoming. Peter Herdic, Wil
liamsport; M'Kean. Lucius Rogers. Smithport :
Mercer. Jas. H. Robinson; Mercer: Mifflin, Alfred
Marks, Lewistown: Lawrence. Oliver G. Hazen.
New Castse ; Monroe. John R. Stokes, Strouds
burg: Montgomery, Chas. Kugler. Cabinet: Mon
tour. David Roberts, Danville:: Northampton. W.
H. Armstrong, Eastm ; Northumberland, Franklin
Bound, Milton: Perry. Beniamin F. Junken. New
Bloomfield: Pike, A. B. Sherman. Milford: Potter,
D. C. Lara bee, Coudersport : -Schuylkill. Seth W.
Geer, Mindisviller Snyder. Moses Specht . Beaver
town; SOmerset, Eli K. Haines. Somerset; Susque
hanna. D. R Lathrop. Montrose: Sullivan. Thos..
J. Ingrain, Laporte: Tioga, 14 H. Cobb. Wellsbo
ro; Union. Samuel H, Orme, Lewisburg:: Venanp.
Peter McGough. Franklin; Warren. William D.
Brown. Warren: Washington, Jos. B. Rutile, Wash
ington: Wayne, Henry M. Seeley. Honesdale;
Westmoreland. John C. Rankin, Harrison City;
Wyoming Alfred Hine, Tankhannock; York, Silas
Mr. Olmstead, of Potter, presented to the
President of the Convention a letter addressed
to him, signed by two-thirds 'of the Delegates
in, the Convention , r requesting him to appoint
Mr. McClure, of Franklin, Chairman of the
State 'Central Committee. •Mr. McClure had
been urged by the united delegation from Phil
adelphia, and by, many others, to accept the po
sition; but he uniformly declined. The expres
iion Of the Convention in this formal manner,
Was designed to induce him to reconsider his
determination and accept the laborious and re
sponsible postion which he filled so successfully
in 18CiO. NOthing,definite is known on the sub
ject this 'eVening..
Mr. Bergner, from the Committee appointed,
to,prepare an address and resOlutions, reported .
an address strongly urging the re-nomination'
and re-election of President Lincoln, and the
Ifteolri'd.' That the vindication of the national
honor, and the enforcement of the national author
ity,'against the aggressions of a desperate and wick-,
CO conspiracy, are the on which should now
efainrthe attention of parties and engage the efforts
of those who represent the government. Until that
authority which is the supreme law of the land is
recognized in all its borders, there cannot and dare
not be any terms of.peaee offered to traitors. Until
peace elicits unqualified and entire submission to the
national authority, War must be waged while thCre
is an arm left to strike a blow, and a dollar in the
national treasury to subsist a soldier.
ltorolred, That we heartily endorse the policy of
the National Administration,and the means employ
ed for the suppression of rebellion, the punishment
of traitors at home and . abroad : a policy which, if
'carried out, will end irr the speedy triumph of our
arms, andthe security and permunency,of the Gov
- - •
Regained, That we regard the re-nomination and
election of Abraham Lincoln to the Presidency as
essential not only to the complete ey'erthrowbf the
slaveholders' rebellioh, but , as necessary to the full
organization and 'operation
~of that policy which
alone can secure the future peace and prosperity of
a restored Union. The purity of his character, the
liberality of his views. the independence of his ac
tion; and the regard which ho ever manif Tens for
justice sad right, tit him pre-eminently for the di
rection of the affairs of the nation, until its authori
.ty is recognized, received and respected in all the
Statbs'of the-American Union.
Regotrcd, That in response to the senti , raentof the
loyal men of Pennsylvania, and in justice to a tried
and faithful public officer, the thanks of this conven
tion are hereby tendered to Andrew G.Curtin. Gov
ernor of the Commonwealth. His manly defence Of
the honor and dignity of the State, his unwavering
adherence to its credit, and his vigilant 'Care of its
interests, have had their influence alike upon the
political character of its citizens, and the Prosperity
which now markstheirtrade and enterprise, and de
mands a people's highest admiration and applause.
Regqined, That the alacrity with which the GeV
ernor of Pennsylvania has contributed, through the
aid of our fellow-citizens, to the National defence,
is in keeping With the character of loyalty ever borne
by the Keystone State. Through the active energy
of Gov. Curtin, Pennsylvania has had -the satisfac
tion of knowing that her State hag has floated in al
most every battle fonghtfor the Union, while nu
Commonwealth has given More of its material Means
in aid. of the Government than that which the wise
atld frugal measures of Andrew 0. Curtin have en
abled this State to extend to the National Govern
Resolved„ That the highest rewards of the nation
are due to the brave men who are now in the ticld,
Periling their lives in a struggle with a base and
wicked conspiracy; that we,will ever hold iu grate
ful recollection the memory of those who have
already perished in the fight for the Union, and ex
tend to those who survive to- return once more to
their homes,.the honor which their valor has fairly
won, and the peaceful rest which their laborsso eM
Re4oloed, That we thank the loyal members 6f
the Legislature for the steady and persistent con*
with which they have maintained the honor and
credit of the Commonwealth. and the stern patriot
ism with which they also resisted the revelutionaiY
schemes of the minorities' in the Senate-and Rouse.
The attitude of the majority in both liranchea of the
Legislature on the interest question and on the
enfranchisement of the soldier, was controlled alike
by a regard for economy and a determination to
recognize ini the defenders of the Union citizens
deserving the highest rank and franchises; while
the course of general lega'slation has been such at
least as to deserve for the Legislature during the
session about to close, our frank approval.
Reßohieti, That the thanks of the whole people
are due to the gallant men who are now in the lead
of our armies. and that we hold. ourselves in readi
ness, at a moment's warning, to second the efforts
of these to render the summer campaign against
treason, the final end of the straggle for the peace of
the country and the full recognition of - the !lathed
ty of the Government in.all the States.
Speeches were themmade by Messrs. Lowly,
Ketchum and McClure, Delegates at large;
Maj. MeVeagh, Chairman of the State Cora
mitteel Hon. JP. H. Campbell,Hoo. Wm. IEI..
Mann and - Hum Linn Bartholomew, -all in - favor
of the re-election of Lincoln. - The addreis of
Maj.. McVeigh was one of the most eloquent,
finished, and impressive I have ever listened to..
It places hid in the very front rank of our gift
ed orators. The Convention then adjourned
with an enthusiastic determination to carry
Pennsylvania by an overwhelming majority fot
Lincoln in November next.
, Chairman. of the State Committee—
: Legialation. -
Correspondence of The Frouldha:Brogoitorl
HARRISBURG; May 2,-186 4 .
The Union State Convention' was the absorb- .
ing topic for severaidays last week. Every
district was represented, and Wednesday even
ing found the city full of prominent Union poli
tieians from all sections of the Commonwealth
There was no diversity of opinion as to the re
nomination of our present patriotic and success
ful President, ABRAHAM . LINCOLN. All the
delegates were cordially in favor of him, and
the question of the Vice Presidt;ney was not
raised. No one from Pennsylvania was pre
sented, although Gov. Curtin and Gen. Cameron
had both been urged. by some of the Union
journals. Judging from the private expressions
of the. delegates, Gov. Andrew. Johnston, of
Tennessee, - would be the most acceptable
candidate for Vice President in this State.
The proceedings of the Convention were
.conspicuous for harmony and unity of action.
Cameron and M'Clure were chosen Delegate
at large 'on first ballot, by general consent,
without any arrangement between the parties or
'any definite agreement between their leading
friends. The delegates acted solely with a
view to harmonious action alike at Baltimore
and in the coming contest.. Lowry was chosen
to represent the North West and Ketchum the
North. The East was given Mr. McMichael,
and the West Mr. Cunningham as eleotors at
large. The Philadelphia delegation, united to
presenting Hon. Wm. B. Mani; for one of the
Delegates at large; but, although started with
greater localaitrength than any other candidate.,
he was defeated. Cameron earnestly opposed
him, and I doubt not compassed Ids defeat. He
may reciprocate the kindness one of these days.
He is the most accomplished politician in Phil
adelphia ; one of the most effective eam
_the State, and has great positive
strength in his city.
Gen. 'Cameron was announced on Friday
evehing last..as. Chairman of the, Union State
Committee, and much surprise was manifested
thereat, alike because it had been tendered by
Mr. Lawrence, the President of the Convention,
and because of Cameron's acceptance of it. It
is said that Gen. Cameron desired it, and Mr.
Lawrence took the responsibility of appointing
him. There are many rumors afloat relativele
it—one of which was that an arrangement bud
been made between Cameron and McClure by
which the former was to be Chairman; but in
answer to despatches on the subject, Mr. Mc-
Clure telegraphed here on Saturday that he had
not desired the position, and that he had not
declined, or made any arrangeinent relative to
it. with any person. The matter is now settled,
and all will unite in support of the organization
and make.common cause against the comition
—The legislature will get through with the
most of the important bills aftera fashion. The
revenue will be increased by a general tax on
tonnage, that will yield some $BOO,OOO per
annum;, the militia laws will be revised; the
unpatented land claims will be put in connnrof
collection ; an enabling act will be passed for
the State Banks to go under the law of Con
gress withoutwinding up ; and theborderelaints
will be adjudicated preparatory to payment.
The apportionment haspassed, and all the other
bills named have passed one or the other of the
houses and will be passed finally. The legisla
tare -will adjourn on Thursday at noon.
The Southern Pennsylvania Railroad bills
have both passed finally, and are in the hands
of the Governor. They will of course be sign
ed ; and a Southern Pennsylvania through route
will be built speedily. /LORA&
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