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Abraham Lincoln was born on the 12th of
February, 1806, in Hardin county, Kentucky.
His early life, like that of most of tilt great
men wham our country has produced:WM spent
in poverty and in toil. At seven years of age
lie was sent to school to a Hazel;.earrying
wittaim nu 010 copy of Dilworth's Spelling .,
Hook, one o the. three books thatformed the
faMily library. His father keenly felt the diti
tulvaatages arising from his own lack of edu
eat io n and determined, in spite of difficulties
almost inconceivable, to give his son betterlit-,
eilities for study' than he had-himself enjoyed.
Thomas Lincoln, his- father,finding a life in
a slave State a most unsatisfactory one' for him
self, and peesenting only the prospect of a
hopeless struggle in the Mare for his children,
determined upou removal, and when Abraham
was in the eighth year of his age, the plan was
evrried into execution. The old home was
sold, their small stuck of valuables placed upon
a rift, and the little, family -took its way to a
new home in the wilds of Indiana, where free
labor would have ;no competition with slave
labOr i and the poor white man might hope that
in time his children could take an honorable
position, won by inditsiry and carefully econo
my. ':The place of their destination wag-Spen
cer county, Indiana. ,
Thiis, before he was eight years old, Abra
ham Lincoln began the serious business of
Their cabin was built ,of logs, and even the aid
of such a mere child was of account in the wil
derness where they now found themselves,
after seven days of weary travel. Their neigh
bors,-none of whom lived nearer than two or,
three miles, welcomed the strangers, and'lent
hand towards building the rude dwelling in
• which the future Presidont lay down, after fati
„going but healthful toil, todrcums of childhood,
.'undisturbed by thoughts of - the future.
• In this log house, consistini of a room below
a , .room above, furnished by Thomas Lin
. coin and his son's own hands, Abraham passed
' the next twelve years of his life. 'So long as
his mother lived, she assisted him in learning
. to read, - and before her death, which occurred'
When he was teal sears of age, she had the sat
isfaction of seeing him read that Bifok which
be has never since neglected.
In that thinly-settled country a liookWas a
great rarity, but - whenever Mr. Lincoln heard
of' one he endenvered to procure it for Abra
. hands persual.. In this way he became acquain
ted with Runyan's Pilgrim's Progress, Esop's
. 'Fables, a Life or- Henry Clay, and Weems's
Life of Washington. The " hatchet" story of
..,,Wastiaglon, which_ has done. _MOrc to_Alake
boys trithful than a hundred solemn exhorta
tions,' made it' string impression upon Abraham,
"sold one of those unseen, gentle influences.
ifhieli helped to form his character fur integrity
• •
At nineteen years of aga he made a trip to
New Orleans, iu cinnpitny with a son of the
owner of a flat-boat. who entrusted a valuable
cargo to their care. The result of the voyage
was satisfactory to the owner, and Abraham
Lincoln gained; in addition to, his ten dollars a
month, a reputation as a youth of promising
business talent.
In 1830 - Thomas Lincoln decided to make
:is - wither change, and the log cabin which had
' been au long their home was deserted for a new
one near Decatur, This time the jour
ney occupied fifteen days. Abraham was now
• twenty-one, bat he did not begin his independ
ent life until'he had aided his father in settling
his family, breaking the ground for corn, and
Making a it frarc- lamina the farm. These
rails have passed into snag and story. "
ring the; sitting of the Republican State Con
vention at Decatur; a banner, attached to two
of' these rails, and bearing an appropriate in
scription, Was brought into the assemblage, and
formally presented to that body, amid a scene
ot unparalleted enthusiasm. After that they
. were in demand in every State of the Union in
which free labor is honored, where they were
borne in processions of the people and hailed
by hundreds of thousand of freemen, as a sym
bel of triumph, and as a glorious vindication of
freedom and of right and:dignity of free la
, bor. These,-however, were far from being the
first or only rails made by Lincoln. He was a
practised hand" at the business. Mr. Lincoln
has now a Cane inadefrom one of the rails split
by his own hands in boyhood.", After the first
winter in Illinois, Abraham Lincoln began life
• for himself. ' Sometimes he hired himself out as
a farm-hind, sometimes his learning procured
Dint a situation as clerk in a afore. When the
Black Hawk war. broke out in .1832, he joined
volunteer company, and was made captain.—
•' He was an , efficient. faithful officer, watchful
;*phis men, and prompt in the discharge of duty,
and his courage and patriotism shrank from no
dangers or hardships." Thus the Commander
in-Chief of our armies fias not been without a
bit of military experience—much more, in facts
than the most of our brigadier generals had had
-before the commencement of the war.
' After his Military . life was over he looked
about for something to do. Ile ran for the
Legislature, but was beaten, though his own
. precinct gave him 277 votes out of 2134; This
. was the only time be was ever beaten before
the people. He bought a •store and stock of
goods on credit and was appointed postmaster.
:The' store proved unprofitable, and he sold
. out. All this time he pursued-his studies. lie
-1 1 - ad already learned grammar, and be had now
opportunities for moretxtensive reading. He
wrote tint a synopsis of every book he read, and
thus fixed it in his memory.
About this time be met John Calhoun, sinc e
Pesident of the Leeompton (Kansas) Conti.
tutional Convention. He propoied to Linmiln
to take up surveying, and himself aideditt his
studies. He had plenty of employment as a
surveyor, and won a good reputation in this
new line of business.
In 1834 he Was sent to the Legislature, and
the political life commenced, which his coon . -
trytnen's votes have since,shown they' fully ap
prediated. WhMI the session of the Legisla
ture was over, be sot himself to the study of law
in good earnest' In 1836 he obtained a law
cense, and in April, 1837, he removed to,Spring
field and commenced the practice of law in part
nership'With his friend. and former colleague in
the Legislature; Hon. John T. Stuart.
With President Lincoln's subsequent public
career most people are familiar. Ho was cho
sen to Congreis in 1846 over Rev. Peter Cart
''rright, but declined a re-election. lie was
several - times -?residential elector at large in,
his State, because of his superior ability-hs
popular debatO. He was. the -competitor of
Hun. Stephen I-. Douglas for U. 8. Senator in
1859, and won‘ National .reputation by his
great strugg:e with the ":.ittle Giant" on the
stump. In 18fif he was nominated for Presi
dent by the Naticual Convention at Chicago,
and electd by the electoral vote of every Free
State. excepting - only a fraction of the vote of
New Jersey. Of his inauguration, his adminis
tration. and the fretful issues he has been com
pelled to meet, we will not here speak. Suffice
it to say that he has so wisely and faithfully
discharged the duties of his great office, that he
was unanimously ro-nominated at Baltimore for
the Presidency on . the Bth of May last, and of
his triumphant: election :no reasonable thpibt
can be entertained.
Startling Political Develonments—The
Democratic State Committee—its Pol.
icy in Opposition to Soldiers Voting
—A Strong Democratic Vote to be Poll
ed Quietly Against Soldiers' Suffrage
—Their Roper! of its Succ es s—Union
Men to be li.ueouraged to Volunteer—
Democrats to Stay at Home—The, Draft
to be Resisted—The Defeat of the Union.
Armies the Only Hope of the Democ
racy for Success.
Correspondence of the Franklin Repository.
_July 2?.,
The event of the week was the meeting of
the Democratic State Committee in this place,
on Tuesday evening last. It was largely at
tended and political movements of the gravest
moment were discussed.
The question of adopting the proposed amend
ment to the Constitution, allowing our brave
soldiers to vote, was considered, and a unani
mous sentiment was manifested against it; but
how to defeat it was a problem most difficult
of solution. All agreed thatit must be done if
it can be done, lest our heroes in the field should
make the Union victories in the States too de
gisive; but they frankly admitted that they dare
not openly avow their opposition to the soldiers 4,
Reports were made of the progress of secret
organizations in a number of counties with the
view of quietly throwing a strong copperhead vote
against the right of suffrage to soldiers; and
-some of the more sanguine expressed the hope
that by making no open opposition to_theamend
ment, and thus disarmint the friend of the sol
diers, they might defeat!soldier - sufFrage,at the
polls on Tuesday, the 2d of August.
Anxious as were all to deny our soldiers the
right to,vote,- this conclave ofDemocratic lead
era, frankly confessed that they dare not de
clare their position on the issue. because it
would make thousands of loyal Democuats de
sert the party rather than deny our heroic de
fenders their civil rights.
It was finally resolved that they would be si
lent on the issue; that the Committee would
publish nu address to the people on the subject;
that every quiet effort should be made to poll
the Democratic cote against it, and if they fail t ,
ed they would, as a party, disclaim having op'
posed it, and try to procure the---votes of sol.
diers for the ticket of the leaders who exhausted
themselves by secret, unmanly efforts, to defraud
them of the right to vote. -
The representatives on the committee from
several close congressional districts, were es
pecially fierce in their opposition to soldiers
voting. Had the vote of the army been taken
in 1862., Dawson, of Fayette; Lazear of Greene;
Dennison of Susquehanna; Strouse of Schuyl
kill; .'Allister, of Weir, and Coffroth of Som
erset, would have been defeated, and reliable
Union men and friends of the government and
of the soldiers would have filled their places.
All these men voted against every measure de
signed to weaken the rebels and strengthen the
loyal army and its cause ; and if the soldiers
vote this year the hand-writing will he seen on
the wall, and their overwhelming defeat by the
votes of patriots at home and soldiers in the field
will be inevitable.
Another important question considered was
the new call for troops. They did not inquire
how the army could best be filled so as to make
it invincible and speedily close the war; they
did not counsel as to how our threatened gov
ernmeliecould most surely be rescued from the
cruet; grasp of remorseless traitors ; but
they dig spend hours considering how the filling
up of the army could be prevented, so as to insure
disasters to our heroes in the field, and the suc
cess ofthe Democratic party at the next election !
Theyelid not hesitate to declare their firm
conviction that the only hope of the Democratic
party in thenext election is the failure of the - Union
armies-the defeat and fruitless slaughter of oar
brave sons and brotheri fighting for the preserva
tion ,of i our constitution! And yet.this party
claims to beTaithful to the Union, to the condi,.
tutiottnnd the supremacy of the laws!
number of the members publicly declared
in the committee that, if sustained by the Demo
cratic party, they would organize to resist the
draft in their respective counties; and note word
of reprobation of these treasonable and revolu
tionary sentiments was uttered by a single mem
ber present! In the whole Democratic State
Central Committee there wits not one man—not
one, who had the Manliness and patriotism to
defend the cause of his country in that council
of its foes. I speak advisedly when I say that,
in the tempest of treason that uttered its low
'mutterings in that gathering of - copperheads,
there was not one man who spoke for the Nation
and its sacred cause. All hoped and aimed at
National calamity—if the triumph of traitors—
at the defeat of our armies, so that Democracy
might secure plunder and power!
And there was method in their perfidy. They
did not merely waste words to chill the loyal
hearts ; but they resolved upon a systematic op
position to the increase of the army, and especi
ally by the enlistment and
_conscription of Dem
ocrats: In order to mislead the many men in
their-party who are not prepared to surrender
themselves and their government over to trea
son and traitors, they resolved to encourage
volunteering, either actively or passively of the
Union citizens ; to advise the payment of boun
ti when...espedient, but to _leak well - that no
Democratic voters should be allowed to enlist. '
The reasons for this are manifold and obvious.
Democrats who join the army, almost invariably
become good Union men and vote the Union_'
ticket, while if only Union men are allowed
to volunteer, the Democrats wilt be left in such a
supremacy in many localities that they can resist
the•draft; weaken the armies by compelling large
detachments to enforce the laws in the Northern,
States, and thus enable the rebels triumph over
the Union army in the field ~and the copperheads
to triumph at the polls!
Be assured, citizens of Pennsylvania, : that
this is the entertainment. to which the Demo
cratic leaders resolved to invite • you, at their
committee meeting here on Tuesday last. I
have not appealed to the imagination or to con
jecture as to the action of the committee.
have written whereof I knots', and warn the peo--
pie of the loyal Keystone State that if they
would not sanction the overthrow of our Nation
ality ; the discomfiture of our gallant soldiers,
and the clouding of the graves of our heroic
martyrs in dishonor—they must arouse and or
ganiie for the safety of themselves, of our ar
mies, and-of the Republic! Forewarned, fore
armed ! HORACE. -
Evacuation of Mailetta—The Conflict on
, the 4th of July—The Pa. Battery and
the Neventy-Seventh—Prisoriers and
Deserters—Atlanta Within Our Grasp.
Correspandeno,e of the Franklin Repository:
i .8 Al Ow North of Atlanta. Ga., r
Julyilth 1864. )
A very, short time has transpired since my
last letter was written, but as we have partici
pated in several hot engagements since I thought
a few lines might not prove uninteresting to
some of your readers. In the first place I beg
leave to say a few words about the FRANKLIN
REPOSITORY. No' newspaper is more welcome
in the camp of Battery B, for the simple reason
that we are acquainted with its
. editors and
know them to be truthful and reliable men.
Few newspapers can be relied upon thes'e war
times. Nothing of much importance occurred
since I wrote my last, except there was heavy
shirmishing along the whole line in front of Ma.
rietta. The rebels would occasionally throiv
few shells among as from the top of Benesaw
Mountain, but I am happy to say without much
effect. On the night of the 2d inst., they evac
uated their very strong and well fortified posi
tion in front of Marietta, for what reason Iknew
not but suppose "old fighting Joe" or the "ever
sticking Logan" was troubling their flanks to
such au extent that they thought it unsafe to
'remain longer. On the morning of the 3d we
followed the retreating columns of ' Joe John
son's army very closely and pressed him hard.
but he is not as,fleet-footed as old Bragg - used
to be and consequently does not get very far at
one time, but retreats d— often. He halted
again five miles south of Marietta where he se
cured himself a strong and well fortified posi
tion. Monday, .July 4th, again found the two
hostile armies in battle array, confronting each
other in close musket range, and here many a
true ptitriot fell (and found a grave in Georgia)
from the effects of the deadly missiles of the
sharp-shooters of the enemy. Our BrigadewaS
in front - (Col.Gross i commanding.) Eight reg
iments formed the front line, With our Battery.
and the sth Indiana occupying a es:amending
position a little in the rear, 'although not far
enough not to be annoyed consinerably bysharp-'
shouters. The order was gii . en at about one
o'clock to charge tEM rebel rifle workS and Iran
tell you it did nut take 'Col. Gross long to exe-'
cute that order and in splendid style and success
fully too. He took Ithe rifle-pits; and what was
better still, he held ; them, although his brigade
lost nearly a hundred men in killed and wound
ed. The loss in our l battery was two wounded:
Edward Dunkinson; son of Robert Dunkinson,
of Chauthersburg, in the left leg above the knee
—bone not injured Fred'k Straehen, of Erie,
Pa., iu the right leg—flesh wound.
The 7th was iiilthe charge' and played its
Part nobly as ever. Its loss was tolerably
heavy, but I believe there are none from your
place among the killed_ and wounded.' I heard
from' Captain Walker, 'who escaped
Every time the enemy evacuates his position
we take hundreds 'of prisoners and deserters.
During the night of the 4th he again evacuated
his position and fell back. Oni the morning of.
the sth we again found ourselves in , hot pursuit
of the retreating foe. I believe we pressed him
harder this day than ever before. He never
stopped until he had crossed, the Chattahooctkie
River s and now we', find ourselves . only 'eight.
miles from Atlanta, and can sae this doomed
city from some points on the river. I conversed
with quite a number of rebel deserters the few
last days. They are generally , very much de
'pressed in,spirits, and consider their cause a
hopeless one. I was amused at n'yOung Flor
idian, who deserted while in front of Marietta.
He had considerable trouble to get past the 're
bel cavalry, so he saidhe tried Gen: Sherman's.
game and outflanked them. He is quite willing
to take the oath of allegiance.
Ido think Gen. Sherman manoeuvred this
army better than any other man could Inive
alone, and with less loss of life. Atlanta is now
within our grasp, and we will have it. .
There is considerable sharp-shooting 'across
the river. Both •parties are 'active, Oar sharp
shooters are picking off 9 great many officers
had men. . _
In a few days you will hear' of some more.
Tory important flank .movements by our com
mander, by which great results Will_be accom
plished. - OLD SOLDIER.
—The rebel loss in killed, woundd and pris
oners in .their demonstration on Washington
will overgo 2,000. The prisoners represent 63
different regiments, and belong to five different
divisions. .
—Gen. Sherman has ' notified the , War De
parttnent that on Monday week his whole army
advanced five miles south of the Chattahoochee
river s and crossed Peach Tree creek without
any resistance from Johnson's army. This
places Atlanta within range of Sherman's guns
--Gen. Rousseau has levied within tWo or
three weeks past and .collected over $40,000
from rebel citizens for the murder of four sol
diers within his departuient, and he has an-,
nounced that for every soldier murd6red the
rebel citizens in the vicinity must hereafter pay
$lO,OOO to the widow or relative of the mur
dered man.
—The accounts given in
, the Richmond pa
pers of the late rebel invasion are rich and racy •
According to one paper Maj. G en,...Coue,h brought
up re-inforcements to Gen. Wallace after the
battle of the Monocacy, and was rduted and..
captured. Anothei states that Baltimore was
in posession of the 'rebel army, and that thous
ands of citizens of the city armed with clubs and
knives had aided them in. its capture. An
other caps the climax by gravely announcing
that Washington bad been taken and President
Lincoln and the cabinet were prisoners. , Still
another, more cautions titan the rest, announces
on reliable authority, that firing in front of
Washington had ceased, and that negociationa
for the surrender of the city were-in progress.
When these articles were published, the rebel
dead and wounded in front of Fort Stevens were
being buried and eared for by our troops—their
army having retreated hastily to Virginia. there
to meet another repulse, and the re-capture of
most of their plunder, at the hands of General
Crooks. Lying se'eres to be a chronic infirmity
with rebels, north and sliuth.
—We have seen a letter from a soldier of
Franklin county who 'was with Hunter in the
- .movement on Lynchburg. He says that the
Union forces reaChed:the front of that place on
the 18th ult., and that 'on the 19th the battle
was fOught without decisive result; but the re
bels having been re-iuforced froth Richmond,
Hunter commenced the retreat that night. Our
loss •before Lynchhiirg was about 600 killed and
wounded. The untrch in retreat was continued
day and night, and the command was fearfully
'exhausted. A number of horses died of actual
staryan, and a number of sick and enfe-bled
soldier fell out" of the ranks and were lost on
the retreat. 'The rebels pur3ited abbot 100
miles, and finally Charged the rear column and
captured 14 guns. They mercilessly butchered
every Union soldier that fell into their hands.
,'Soon after the ' Union &Animus charged back
upon the barbarous foe, and re-captured 13 of
the guns, but some of them were disabled by
the rebels bc:fore they, were captured, by cutting
the spokes out of the wheels. In this success
fulcharge the Union' 'troops visited fearful ven
geamie upon the rebels, giving no quarter and
taking no prisoners. ;After thiit, the retreat to
;Parkersburg,. whicly;was reached on the 4th
inst., Was unjuterniPted. ' The Writer—an in
. teiligent soldier tif Pbters township, lived five
days on birch bark, without rations of any kind.
• —The Nevada Constitutional .Convention has
adopted a section favorable to a national cur
-3000,000,000 mats and 25.000 two-cent
pieces were coined at the U. S. Mint during
the last month, and yet.they are scarce.
—llls stated that we shall receive froni inr
ternal revenue, this year, the sum ''of three
hundred. millions of dollars.' Can men who
read this believe that a country with such re
`sources can be overthrown by a miserable re
hellion 7-
—The Uncertainty; which has existed is to
th'e terms of the new four hundred million loan
bill, says the Philadelphia Inquirir, is now die
siPated.hy the yubliCation of the law. It au
thorizes the Secretary of the Treasury to her r.
row the full sum marred, and to issue coupons
Or registered bonds of fifty dollars and upward,
redeemable at the pleasure of the Government
after five, and not more than fprty years from
date. with interest semi-annually in coin. The
remaininTb — oridikno*n na - - rive=ttv e lap:4l. mai
also be disposed Of, and the Secretary of the
Treasury may sell them in the United States Or
Europe for lawful money of the United Statei,
or at his discretion, for Treasury Noteser Cer
tificates of Indebtedness, or of deposit issues
under any act of Congresi. If the Secretary
so decides, one-half of the tour hundred million
dollars may be issued in Treasury Notes of not
less than ten dollars, payable at any time not
exceeding three years,- - or after that time, if
deemed expedient, at an intereMsmit to exceed
seven and three-tenths per cent. per annum in
lawful money at maturity, or semi-annually, as
the Secretary may decide These notes are to
be legal teeder for their face value, without in
terest, unless agreement is made to receive them
for the face value and the interest. These notes
may also be funded in' the bonds issued under
the act. • They are not intended to be legal ten
der for the notes ot any bank or-banking asso
elation or banks intended to circulate, as money.
Provision is made by the act, that the total
amount of bonds . and notes issued under its pro.
visions shall not exceed four hundred millions
of dollars in addition to the amounts already
;sue3. • Also, that the total amount of 'Treasury
netes issued, or to be issued; shall never exceed
- four hundred millions of dollars, and fifty mill
ions extra if required for the redemption of tem- -
per/try loan.' Ilereat* the interest on all Uni
ted States bonds IS to be paid semi-annually ;
and bonds on which interest is payable yea4'
shall be exchanged for those bearing interest
payable half-yearly. The old Seven -Thirty
Treaiaury notes may be exchanged for now
bonds,-under the act, on three months' notice,
by the Secretary s:rf the Treasury, after which
time'the interest on them is to cease. No more
bonds are to be issued under former laws, ex.
-cept the balance ofthe seventy-five million loan,
if the Secretary of the Treasury shall deem pro
per to do so.emporary loans, may be receiv
ed on deposit bk the authority of the Secretary;
of fhe Treasury, in Treasury notes, or notes of
National Banks, in sums of not less than fifty
dollars, for periods not less than' thirty days,'
payable in ten dais' notice after the term of
deposit, with interest' not exceeding six per
'eentum or less, :as the secretary shall direct,
and he may reduce the interest after the expi
ratiotrof the time of deposit to less than six - per
cent., on ten days' notice. But such deposits
shall not exceed in the aggregate $150,00 4 0,900.
Small currency notes less than one doll it
be issued by.. , the Seeretary of the Treasury, and
shall be received in payment of debts due the
United States, in stuns not- exceeding five dol.'
lars. Not more than fifty millions of dollars of
this currency is to be issued.
—Gen. W. H.Q. Brooks, lately commanding
the Tenth Army, Corps, has resigned, and his
resignation his boon Incepted. . - „
—The rebel. Gen. Longstreet is at Augusta,
Ga., and expectS to be well enough to resume
his command by the Ist of ,August.
,Ilie Was
wounded in the shoulder in the battle of the
VOL. 71....;W110LE . NO. 3,667';
—Maj. Gen. A. P. Stewart has been promo
to the Lieutenant Generalship in thiq ebol
army made vacant' by the - death of Gen. Polk.
• I —The'rebel Gen. Bradley, Johnston Was' cap
tured by tho Union. troops - near Frederick.
when the rebels , were retreating, but was sub
sequently rescued by an orerwhelmingforce of
his men. •
:--Maj. Gen. Joseph I. Reynolds, whii has
just been appointed to the command of the
Niiieteenth Army Corps, wag, several years
ago, Professor of Natural Ilistofy in the Wash
ington Vniversity. St. Louis: He is a'riative
of,Kefitucky, and a West Point gradUate, fin
ishing his coarsein 1843, in the some clasiwith
Gen. Grant. •
learn that Col. Daniel MeCciok, (ac
ting Brigadier), of the celebrated fighting Mc-
Cook family of Ohio, died at Cincinnati of
wounds received at the battle of Benesaw
Mountain.' Col. McCook was wounded while
charging the earthworks. He is the fouith of
the'McCook family who have been killed since
the rebellion—the father and three sonar—and:
what is most singular, all have been killed or
diid in the month ofJ,nly.
—The people of Cattawissa took a vote to
decide who is the prettiest girl of that town,
and it was declared in favor of Miss Bailie S.
Reifsnyder,by a majority of 279 votes—each
vote was accompanied by 25 cents and the pro-
ceeds, $Bl, were given to the Sanitary Fair, as
the contribution of the favorite beauty. What
makes the matter more pleasing andinteresting
is that Miss Reifanyder is nursing-woundedsol
dien in the Army of the Potomac;
.;--The Union Convention of Perry county
will be held on Monday, Anglia, Bth.
—The Dem - berate of Juniata will nominate
their ticket on Monday, August 22d. There
are nine candidates for Sheriff, and we doubt
whether more than half of theth can be
ated and elected. .
—The Lancaster Intelligenter, had a strong
article, a few weeks ago,earnestly advocating
the nomination ofJudgeWoodward as the can
didate of the Chicago Convention for Presi
—The editor of • the New York Independent
says that a leading eitiZen of New York, "a
noble and unspotted lawyer," had addressed
. him in these words:. "The Fremont meetings
in, my district are held in the same grog-shop
out of which, last summer, issued the rioters
who set fire to my house, the audiences are the
same persons, and the speakers are well known
as Copperheads."
--WASHINGTON, stay is.
aidene of the Itnif f d St a t e s of America:
WiIEREAS, by the Act approved July 4,1864,
entitled "an act farther to regulate and pro
vide for enrolling and calling out of 'the Na
tional forces, and for other purposes," it is
provided that the President of the United States
may at his discretion, at any time'hereafter,
call for any number of men as volunteers for
the respective terms of one, two and three years
for military service, and that in case thequota
or any part thereof of any town, township, ward
of a city, precinct or election district, or of a
county not so sub-divided, shall not be filled
within the space of fifty days after such call,
the President 'shall immediately order a draft
for one year to'fill, such quota or any part there
of which may be unfilled. And whereof), the
new enrollment heretofore ordered is" - so far
completed as that the aforementioned act. of
Congress may now be put in operation for re
cruiting and keeping up the strength of the ar
mies in the field, for garrisons and such military "
operations as may be required for thepurpose
of the suppression of the rebellion and restor
ing the authority of the United States Govern
ment in the insurgent States. Now, therefore,
I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United
States, do issue this my call for 500,000 Volun
teers for military service. Provided, neverthe
less, that all credits which may be establiihed
under section Bth of the aforesaid act, on ac
counrof persons who have entered the' naval
service during the present rebellion and by Bred
its for men furnished to the military service in
excess of calls 'heretofore made. Volunteers
will be accepted _ undet this call for one, two or
three years as, they may elect, and will'be en
titled to the bounty provided by law for the pe
riod os seivieetor - vvhiCh they enlist, and I hero.
by proclaitn; ordet'atidAirect that iminediaUdy
alter the sth day of Sepfeitiber, 1864, being fifty
days from the date of this call adraft forlroops
to serve for one year; - ' shill ;be held in every
county town, township, ward of a city, precinct
or election district, or a county not so subdivi
ded, to fill the quota which shall be assigned to
it, under this scale or any part thereof, which
may be unfilled by volunteers on the said sth
(ley of September, 1864.
.; In testimony whereof, . I have hereunto set
my hand and. caused the seal of the United
States to be affixed. Done at the city of Walih
ington, this 18th day of July, in theyear of our
Lord; 1864, and of the Independenceof the Uni
ted States the eighty ninth.
[Signed]. LtNcinis.
By the President
W. H. SEWARD' Secty of State.
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