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SA LE OF
BY virtue of a warrant froth under the
hand and seal of office of the Commissioners
of Cumberland' County, arid to me directed
the following tracts and lots of unseated,
Lands, situated in Comberland County, State
of Pennsylvania, will be exposed to sale by
public vendee, on MONDAY the 13th DAY OF
JUNE, 1864, at the Court House, in the bor
ough Of Carlisle, county aforesaid, and con
tinued by adjournment from time to time,
until they are all sold, or as much of each
tractor lot, as will be sufficient to defray
the arrearages of the State, County, Road and
School Taxes due thereon, and costs.
HENRY S. RITTER,
Carlisle April 13, 1864,
No. Acreo. Owner,.
10. James Bowen ' s heirs,
150. John & Abr'm Roddy,
457. John Beamer,
10. Wm. Rankin,
315. Johu M. Woodburn,
1000. Hollenbach's heirs,
3. James MCCulloch,
18. John Dunbar, •
7. Samuel Kiner,
J. M. Woodburn,
John A. Humrich,
John Nagley's heirs,
Rhoads, Long & Eberly,
Daniel Coble's heirs,
Morrison & McCreary,
Peter Miller's heirs,
David Duncan, (Penn.)
Jacob Grove, -
Wm. Forbes, (Penn.)
Moore & Craighead,
John S. Myers,
Samuel Woods' heirs,
Rogers (Haskel Agt.) (Penn.)
6. Rachael Weatherspoon,
" - I-1.-Jacob Becher,
6. l3ro'in & Creswell,
4. Wesley Biteman,
12. Francis Corleston,
9. John Ebert,
10. John Hemminger,
18. Wm. B. Mullen,
6. Moses Myers,
84. Beetem, filmes At Co.,
4. Cornelius Myers,
4. Dr. Marsden,
5. Isaac Montfort,
9. John & Henry Montfort,
10. Philip Smyers,
17. Alex. Young,
15. D. H. Medcaff,
19. John Mateer,
47. Daniel Wonderly,
280. Sheaffer & Beller,
1. Elizabeth Bennett,
1. James Barbour,
9. Deardorf's heirs,
1. John Nicholson,
1. James Nicholson,
20. Jacob Sheaffer,
37. John Mc Clure's sen., heirs,
, 28. John Shanefelter!A heirs,
7. H. I. Fannus,
130. Alex• Nailor,
66. A. Richwine,
16. Jacob Albright,
15. Benjamin Lerow,
1. Northern C. R. It. Company,
11. Trustees-M. E. Church,
1. Philip Grimier,
John Dunbar's heirs
Henry S. Hock,
Wm. P. Smith,
Henry Shenk's heirs,
J. S. Haldeman,
Jane Barnhill's heirs,
I: O 3rW Goc•ciss.
- ' • ISO*,
GREEN - FIELD - & - S - REAFER
INVITE the attention of buyers to their
new stock of Goods. It will be found uneur
passed In all those rearms which comprise a first class
t3tock All departments of our business have been
much enlarged, especially that of
DRESS GOODS ,
which we are - confident; Is the most 'extensive assort,
meat ever offered In this town. We have - now open,
ready for inspection all the novelties of thcf_KOABOA,3II3:.
Poplins, all now shades and 4tires. 'slozambiques.
Plain and plaids, Plaid-Poplins. °bullies De Lathes,
also, a brautifut stock of ALPACOAS: at astonishingly
low prices. , t,
Prints, Bleached Similes, Broad Shootings, Stenos's
ainghatee o. , ocks, Pickings, Cottooades, &c., &c.
Gents' and Rope_ Wear, •
- blahs, Nosh:notes, Jeans.' Summer CaSs'mere', Sm.—
We would call the attention of ourfrieuds more paella
ularly to our immense stock of Studios, Calicovs. Cot.
tooadoe, all bought last wio ter, before Ihelat a advance
which will be sold pricks - that - defy 'competition.—
persons may rely on. Otting gieat bargains 'at the
GREEDIFIEI,D & WEAVER.
Norm t—Scrsons destroys of examing our stook will
'please be particular, and reCollect our Store is In Zug'e
building, S. S. Merrier Market tquaro, Second Door; op•
posit, Ritter's Olot4ing Floors. 61.-A
OUR DUTY TO OUR COUNTRY
AND HER DEFENDERS.
This day Six Hundred rhousand Union sol
diers are clo•ing in upon the rem inlay,
strongholds of Slaveh riding Treason, while
Two Hundred Thousa, d inure are volunteer
ing in the Loyal States to re-enforce them
from week to week during the campaign
about to open. Westward ol the
the converging columns of Steele, Sherman.
and Banks. are clearing Arkansas nnd Lou
isiana of the last remnants of Rebel armies,
preparatory to a grind united advance for
the deliverance of Texas from the bloody
grasp ol Treason. On this side of ths Mis
sissipp:, a good half millio ol Unionists, till
under the direction of Lieut. Gen. Grant,
are preparing to meet and beat the H. bels
in Virginia. North Carolina, Georgia, or
wherever else they can be most effectively
assailed, avoidm.r. the mistakes of dispersion
and incoherency of operations which have
hitherto proved so disa-trous. We shall have
victory and peace in God's good time; mean
while, we who remain at hone are doin. , what
we can to cheer and sustain our heroiirbreth
ern in the field by unprecedented contribu
tions to the Sanitary Commission and to other
ganized efforts for their physical and spirit
ual well-being. This is well ; but there is
another duty incumbent On every one of us
whom God has blessed with property, which
should be discharged promptly, zealously,
„a.nditkadvitit,of. Jp.votio t i_ ern
ulating that of our brothers and sons now
braving exposure, privation, hardship and
dearth on the tented field
(Boyle) 5 70
(Moffat ) 73
Barnes) 3 75
Norton) 5 71
Lake) 1 41
A. Gardner) 2 85
(King) 2 85
W P Gardner 4 27
S. Parker)' 3 55
(L. Parker) 9 23
(W. Parker) 7 10
(Buck) 3 20
McClintick) 3 55
(Paxton) 5 32
This duty is that of replenishing the Treas
ury of the Republic to the full measure of its
needs, which is that of OUT obligation. We
shall soon be called on for heavier taxes; let
us pay therri readily, cheerfully, and to the
uttermost farthing. But meantime the Union
asks us to subscribe to its new L ; let us
do it, one and all, until the emissaries of trea
son in our midst shall report to their confeder
ates be ow the picket Imes, tidini:s that will
cause — W:ll'l6i ees dale rilre - Biit- hay z tieB
at the hand-writing on the wall.
Your Government, Countrymen I Patriots I
ask• you to subscribe and promptly fill up a
Nat-onal Loan of Two Hundred Midions of
Dollars, now pressingly needed to pay your
Armios and meet other urgent habdities.
Of this Lcan, Ten or Twelve Millions have
already been taken though the bonds are hard
1y yet rea ly for delivery. But you can get
theM speedily if you subscribe and par down
your money. Resolve to do it flow, and gath
er every dollar i.ot absolutely f
fill some imperative obligation,, and lend it
to your country to sustain her in her resis
tance to the death flurry of Treason.
Do you ask what pecuniary inducements
sustain the •tppeal to your patrioti sm. Ob
serve and judge it they are Hot ample
Th.. New Lua., is called a "Ten-Fort y"—
that is, it is payable after ten and within
forty years at the pleasme of the Govern
ment. Yuu pay your subscription in Green
backs and receive your principal and five per
cent interest in coin. Let us see whst rate
is proffered you :
Suppose some one has One Thousand Dol
lars hid away in some old stocking or crack
ed teapot, or securely lodged in some bank
vault or private safe. He sells this for
Greenbacks of which he receives in exchange
at to day's rates Seventeen Hundred Dollars
but we will suppose the premium of Gold to
fall off, so that he can only obtaiii Sixteen
Hundred. These he Divests in the new Loan,
receiving therefor the pr6mise of the United
States to pay him Sixteen Hundred Dollars
in Gold. He receives Eighty Dollars per an
num in Gold as interest as long the Govern
ment retains his money, and is paid at last
S xteen Hundred Dollars in Gold for One
Thousand Dollars invested. Why is not
this enough 7 'Eight per cent on your specie
lent to your Government, and Sixteen Hu-i
-dled Dollars principal returned to you for
One Thousan t lent. , low to /eh ur ,re would
Shylock have exacted under the micninst.m.
But this is not all. Your luau to the .ov
ernment is nut subject.-d to Sta:e or bieal
atom, and is subjeci, d to old) loot the in
acme Tax you must pay on ally Other love t.
ment. And, it you choose to receive regis
tered bonds, you stand inscribed ...lithe g., at
book of the Nation a public meditur, a.,,1
cannot he divested of your property by diet.,
burglary, flood, fire, or any other catmint.,
short of the great and final conthgation.
But may nut the Debt, he repudiated'?
Certainly it may be;'just as your 'arm
may be taken by violence, your batik stock
distributed among the denizens of the five
points, or your mortgages (mulled and con
fiscated. Everything you have, or can have,
of this world's goods, rests on the broad and
solid basis of Public Faith. If this should
ever become pred unin inly a nation of
knaves, swindlers, assassins, the National
Debt may be repudiated; hut, whenever it is,
no property will have any real value, for all
rests on one basis and is guarranteed by the
fact that Honesty and Justice are the true
interest of all, and will be steadfastly main
tamed, in every case, by an overwhelming
majo ity. The National Debt is far less
likely to be repudiated, now that Millions
are interested in it—through Saving Banke,
Trust Companies, Banks and otherwise-than
it was when but one-tes.th its present amount.
t;Ounirymen and women! almost any loyal
bank, leading merchant, or dealer in money,
will receive your money and promptly con
vert it'into such-Government. bonds as you
may indicate. You can take as little as $5O
if you can spare no-more, or so many sloos,
ssoos, sl,oooB' $5,0005, or slo,ooos, as you
- can pay for. It you choose coupon bonds,
you may cut off the interest certificates as
they tail due (or before) and obtain the gold
_for them (0.,1% greenbacks with the premium
added) in almost any village or store. Lend
ing to the Goveintnetit is not like taking a
mortgage or bond, or p rsonal note ; because
those -before due can only be sold at a sacri
fice in most cases; whereas a Government
bond can always be sold fur cash ; or you
cam borrow on it whatever smaller sum you
may want for thirty, sixty, or ninety days at
-ally bank, or of any one who has money to
lend. We considen five per cent on a Gov.
ernmeat bond equal to seven on an ordinary
mortgage. And you are to day offered inure
than.eight per cent by your Government,
. dollars of principal for every
ten dollars yo'u lend. What gold-mine - in
Utah or other air-castle of moonshke du you
suppose equal to that.
Ameribans I Patriots 1 Countrymen l speak
to your friends, your neiuhbors, your rela
tives, and etthoetevery one to vie with you
in piling their money idtcri he new Ten• Forty
Loan!' 'Reg every one to put off. building,
fencing, improving, beautifying, for this year
—all the - Money and L tbyr being , urgelitly
needect.for more pressing-use --and lend ev
-cry diSposable 'dollar to sustain -your country
.. ' • .'".•-.' .... ..,,,., .1.
A. K. RHE Ell. Editor & Propr
in her crowning struggle with the Rebellion
A MODEL COMPOSITION.—The boys
and girls who are perplexed to know
what to write about and how to write it,
when required by their teacher to bring
"a eowposition," we commend the follow
WlNTER.—Winter is the coldest sea
son of the year, because it comes in win
ter. In -owe countries winter Collies in
summer, and then it is very pleasant.
wish winter came in summer iii this coun
try. Then I. would go skating barefoot
and slide down hill in linen trowsers.
We could snow-ball withunt, our fingers
being cold-- . -and men Who sleigh-rid•
Mg, would not have to stop at every tavern
to warm, as they now do. It snows inure
in winter than in any other season of the
year. This is the reason so many cutters
and sleighs are made at that time.
Ice grows much better in winter than
in summer, Nlllich was an inconvenience
before the discovery of ice-houses. Wa
ter that is left out of doors, is apt to freeze
at this season. Some peuplo take iu their
wells and cisterns un a cold night and
keep them by the fire and then they don't
_ Skasincf,is_Rreat-fun -
boys get their Skates on when the creek
is frozen over, and race, play tag, break
through the ice and get wet all over, (they
get drowned sometimes,) fall and break
their heads, and enjoy themselves in ma
ny other ways. A boy once borrowed
my skates and ran off with them, and
could not catch him. Mother said judg
ment would overtake him some day.
Judgment will have to be pretty lively
on its legs if it does, for he runs bully.
--- -There much sleigh-riding-except
iu winter—rulks don't seem to care much
about it in su user. The grown up buys
and girls like to go sleigh riding. The
boys generally drive with one hand and
help the girls hold their muffs with the
other. Brother Bob let rue go along a
little way once when he took Celia Crane
out sleigh-riding, and i thought, he - Laid
more attention to holding tue inuff than
he did to holding the horses.
Snow hailing is another winter sport.
I have snow-balled in the summer. But
we used hard stones and hard apples. It
isn't so amusing us it, is in the winter
13ut enough. I have dashed off these
little things about winter, while sister is
getting ready fur sollo,il Good bye.
ticiNvErt.a.AT;oN.--Tho object of con
versation is to entertain and amuse. To
be agree::ble, you must learn to be a good
listener A. man who monopolizes con
versation is a bore, no matter how great
LIFE.—In vain we chisel, as hest we
can, the mysterious block of which our
life i, made ; the black vein of destiny
TIIE Sou[..—There is a sp. duck, grand
er than the sea—it is the sky ! there is a
spectacle grander than the sky—it is the
interior of the soul.
Universal love is like a mitten, which
Ens all hands alike, but none closely; true
affection is like a glove which fits uo
hand only, but sits closely to that ono
Union State Convention
Ar eea bly t o appointment, the tle;e
gates to the Union State Convent ton h
,e111111,(1 in the 11.111 of the 1 10 W,,
res ntatives ol this city at •
Tht• Con ven roe! C tHeJ 10 t,r ir;
r AI N V LACII.
Won Ile CO , Hrai ‘4.111 nut4.r.
LI, ul 1)ela ware cow)
Iv. now teat tel the Itowrable JOHN I'.
of Allegheny, for teinpo'rary
Mr PENNEY. I hope that the Con
vention will ex, use me from acting in any
capacity requiring any exercise of
strength; for I certainly am unable in
my present state of health to accept the
ThA nomination being withdrawn
Mr. GEo BERGNER nominated the
Hon. .HENti.Y JOIINTON, Senator from
the Union district.
Mr. JOHNSON was unanimously chos
en,_amt on taking the chair said :
Gentlemen of the Convention, return
ing you my thanksLibt the - compliment
you have paid me by choosing me to pre
side over your organization, it will not be
expeeted of that I shall oonsuute your
time 'by any extended remarks. I can
only say that it gives me great pleasure
to see before we so full a Convention, rep
resenting, as the members of this Con
vention do, the great Union party of
Pennsylvania and of the country. [Cheer
41e'°4 I but express the deep convictions
of my heart when I say to you, gentle
men, that you represent a constituency
in whose success in the approaching elec
tion, so far as the Keystone State is con
cerned,-is in a great degree involved, in
my humble opinion, th life of this na
tion. [Applause ] if the party, gen
eemen, which you represent does not
succeed, in the approaching national el
ection, in maintaining its supremacy—in
retaining in this State the majority which
,it has had for the last four years, I for
one will despair of the republic. It •is
for this reason that my heart is filled with
joy when I see before me such a repro.;
sentation of the intelligence and patriot
ism of this great State. -
- You meet/fellow citizens of the -Con
vention; at ajitne of greai; trial to oar
common. country. Upon you and upon.
the people whom you represent, and in a
great measure upon the course that you
May pursue' in your :doliberations this
.day, will depend the success Of our tut.
CARLISLE, PA., FRIDAY, MAY 6, 1864.
tional cause. With these remarks, gen
tlemen. trusting that your deliberations
will be harmonious and lead to united ae•
tion. I return you my thanks for the hon
or that you have bestowed upon me.
• The following named gentlemen were
elected temporary clerks:
Samuel Allman, delegate from Sny
John H. Stewart, delegate from Al
George H. Moore, delegate from Phil
David L. B limes delegate from Fay
The credentials of delegates were then
read. The following is a correct list :
Ist Dist Philad'a—Robert C. Titter
2d Dist Philad'a—Jabez C. Du Had
3d Dist. Philad'a—Abel Lukens.
4th Dist. Philad'a—Chas Thompson
Chester and Delaware—Jacob S. Ser
Lehigh and Northauiptou—Wm. W.
Liam ers I ey,
- "'7' --------
Schuylkill—Cdnrad F. Shindel.
Carbon, Monroe, Pike and Wayne
Capt John Shields.
Bradford, Susquehanna; Sullivan and
Wyoming—Willittin. J. Turrell.
Luzerne—S. B Longstr. et.
Tioga, Potter, M'Keati and Warren—
Stephen F. Wilson.
Clinton, Lycotningi Centre and Union
—John S. Furst.
Couinberland, Jlifflin, Perry and Ju•
Dauphin and Lebanon—Wm. Colder.
Lancaster—John Brady, David H. Coch.
York—Alexander J. Frey.
Adatnt,•Frankliii and — Fulton-= - Col. F.
S. St ti mbaugh.
Soul erset, Bedford and Huntingdon - -
Geo. W. limiseholder.
Blair, Cambria and Clearfield--11. A
Westworelaud and Fayette—Col. Eve
Indiana and Arinstcong—Dr. Thos
Washington and Gre i eno—George V.
Allegheny—James L Graham, John
Beaver and Butler—Thomas Robin
Lawrence, Mercer and Venango—Lu
ther 11: Sample.
Erie and Crawford—Jonas Gunnison.
Clarion, Jefferson, Forest and Elk—
Ist Dist. Philad'a, Edward Cobb.
2d •• John W. Frazer.
3d " ' " Lytle J. Hurst.
4th " .. Henry E. Wallace
5,11 " ~ Ww. W. Watt.
6th " 4, John L. Hill.
7th ~ '' John Frey.
Bth " 4, Win. It. Leeds. ,
9th " Charles M. Neal
I0;11 " '• Robert M. Evens.
i Ith ' Benj Cr. Mann.
12 It " J awes M' M anus.
frith th " J ll' Trenehard.
14111 Ueo. 11. Moore.,
- W in. A, Siwpson.
14:11 \V. J. I'. W hits
:idams—J. T. Mellhenny,
Aliegheny—Hun James Lowry, jr.,
Julio 11. Stewart, Jahn P. Penney, J. J.
Siebeneck and Jared M Brush.
Armstrong and Westmoreland—James
A. limiter, John W. McKee, Dr. J. N.
Beaver and Lawrence—James S. Ru
tan, William M Francis.
Bedlbrd—Charles W. Ashcona.
. Berke—Hei,ry Stump, Henry Krause,
Blair—Major Benjamin L. Hewitt.
Bradford—Da nwer Lilly, J useph
Bucks—Joseph S. Ely, Stacy Brown.
Butler—J. 11. McJunkin, H.U. Gra
Cambria—A. A. Balker.
Carbon and Lehigh—John H. Oliver,
T. F. Walter.
Centre—John 'l'. johnson,_
Chester—Pusey J. Nielioy r ,- -- John hey,
Dr. Wilmer Worthington.
Clarion and Forest—Hunter Orr
Clearfield, Jefferson, M'Kean and Elk
Wm. J. Hemphill, Capt. Lucius Rogers.
Clinton—Chas. W. Wingard.
Crawford and Warren—S. B. Dick,
Ww. D. Brown.
Cumberland—James A. Dunbar.
Dauphin—George Bergner, John J.
Erie.,,tleo. W. De Camp, Perry De.
Fayette—David L. _Barnes.
Franklin and Fulton—John Rowe; M.
tireene—L. K. Evans. •
HUntingdon- 7 George W. Johnson.
• Indiana—. Col. Janos R. Porter.
Juniata, - Union and Snyder--Samuol
Allnman, John J. Patterson.
Lancaster—George W. Mehailey - , Wil
liam-S. Amweg, M. kl..• Shirk, J. K. Alex
. Lebanon---A. S.
Luzerne —H. P. Moody, Samuel Hoyt,
tr 4 'Tripp.
• Mercer and VenunttoWilliam : Burg
win, William Stewart.
, eorge H. Gal&raitb.' •
TERMS:--$1,50 in Advance, or $2 within the year
Monroe and Pike—Edward Halliday.
Montgomery—G. Justice Mitchell,
William B. Rambo, M. Howard Jenkins.
Northampton—Samuel L. Cooley,—
James L. Mingle.
Perry—Dr. J. P. Clark.
Potter and Tioga—A. G. Olmsted,—
John W. Guernsey.
Schuylkill—].inn Bartholomew, Dr. R.
H. Coryell, James H. Campbell.
gomerset—Charles C. Musselman.
Susquehanna—L. F. Fitch.
Wayne—A. B. Walker.
Washington—William A. Mickey,—
James B. Ruply.
York—Alex. Underwood, Henry B.
The Convention re assembled at 3 P. m
Mr. Joseph S Ely was admitted to a
scat in place of a delegate from Bucks
Dr. WotanNaroN presented a report
from the committee on permanent organ
ization. The report, which was adopted,
nominated the following named gentle
man for aficers of the Convention :
PRE' , IDErg,
HON. GEORGE V. LAWRENCE
Lytle J Hurst, John Fry, Henry E
Wallace, William A Simpson, Jacob S
Serrill, M H Shirk, M Howard Jenkins,
Joseph Barnsley, James L Mingle, Henry
Stomp, Dr It H Coryell, Edward Haliday,
Dumpier Lilly, Ira Tripp,Stephen F Wil
son, Franklin Round, John J Pktterson,
William Colder, David H Cochran,
George W Mehaffey, Alexander Under
wood, George W Householder, A A Bar
-kerT-Dr-Ttlinn-vrarerair--7Do wis - Kl2 ran ,
John P Penney, John S Furst, James L
Graham, Thomas Robinson, William Ste
wart, Perry Devore, Hunter Orr and Dr
J N Loughery.
Samuel Alleman,lohn Ii Stewart, Geo
II More; - David L Barnes, Conrad - V
Shinclel, L F Fitch, II I' Moody, James
B Ruple, William 13urgwin; Charles W
Serge,/ ntmt .Arms—John G Martin,
Door Keepers—James Tubers, Joseph--
Riblet, James M'Culla
illessenyers—James Walbridge, C T
The President elect., on taking the
chair, amid considerable applause, said:
Gentlemen of the Convention, I feel deep
ly sensible of the honor you have just con
:erred upon hie. That honor is enhanced
when I reflect that among the persons
here to-day I recognize many of those
with whom I have been associated in
public life for the last ten or twelve years
That pleasure is also enchanced when I
reflect that from almost every district in
the State I find here leading men of this
great Union organization, ready to per
form the duties devolved upon them as
delegates. It is, then, no small honor,
gentlemen, to he selected to preside over
your deliberations The duties will not
be onerous, and I trust they will not be
tedious. I shall perform them with fidel
ity and impartiality, and I shall attempt
to perform theM to the satisfaction of the
cOn ven Lion .
Gentlemen, we have met in a most im
portant crisis in t.! , e history of our coun
try, and this organization, which we repre
sent here to-day, is, perhaps, the strong
est, numerically and mentally, that has
ever existed in this country, whether you
consider it as confined to Pennsylvania,
or as embracing this whole country. I
say that there is not to-day on this broad
earth a body of men so powerful in num
bers, and having E 0 holy an object in view,
as this Union organization. [Applause.]
This organization is not confined to any
particular party. I recognize here to-day
men who have belonged to all the politi
cal organizations of the State ; and if I
were in the capital of Ohio or of Now
York, or any of those great States, in a
convention of delegates representing the
views of the people, 1 would find a simi
lar state of affairs. I would find patriotic
Merl from the old Democratic organiza
tion. I would find men who had been
known as Whigs in early life ; I would
find Republicans. I would fin& Americans,
and all classes of men, associated togeth
er. And for what purpose, gentlemen ?
For the holy purpose of trying to save
this Government, with all its hi7ly mem
ories of the past and with all its bright
hopes of the future to ourselves and to
our children. This, isthe holy mission
of this great organization, and I trust that
the very name which we have adopted
indicates the cardinal principle that gov
ern us. We are for the Union ! We are
a party of peace, if it could be so ; a party
of order, a party submissive to law, a par
ty in favor, of-constitutional right, but
we are in favor at all times and under all
Mictimsfances, of saving.this Government,
which has been handed down to us by
our fathers, if it costs us more moneyand
more blood. Ido not mistake the senti
ments of delegates here to-day, when I
say that there is not a man in the organi
zation whO is Snot in favor of sustaining
the Administration of the National gov
ernment in its attempts to put down this
I do not mistake your sentiment, gen
tlemen, when I assert another fact—that
there is not, to-day, in all this wide ex
tended country, nor even across the water,
a man in public life who - is'better known
for his integrity, his uprightnesa and hon
esty, than Abraham Lincoln.. :[Vocifor-
Ous and 'prolonged - cheering.]l am glad,
gentlemen, to hear yoU cheer, in that way,
the. patriotic Chief Magistrate of thist
nation. You know, as, well as I. ~ do, that
no - other man in•lthis land has spent so
Many sleepless nigble.and anxious. days
in order to save your Government and
nay Government from being overthrown ;
and while he has had to contend with the
armies of the enemy in the field, he has
had a still more subtle, and in many re
spects, a more dangerous enemy at home.
He has had them, gentlemen, in these
halls, he has had them all over the State
of Pennsylvania, for I recollect that there
are those who are willing, at least, to stand
by and see this Government, with all its
precious recollections, go down in a night
of darkness and gloom, I regret to say
it, but I stand here to speak honestly and
candidly—l have no speech prepared for
you—l express my strongest convictions
when I say that I know that on these
green hills and in these valleys of Penn
sylvania there are to-day men that would
rejoice at the sound of victory on the
part of the rebels coming up from the
Rappahannock. I do not exaggerate them
when I say that we are met under most
important circumstances, and we have a
duty to perform which we 'ought to per
form with a single eye to the interest of
our great county.
Gentlemen, I have neither time nor
strength to tell you all that is at at,ke in
this crisis. If I did I would speak f,r hours.
You all know what is at stake, not only as
regards this country, but as regards the civ
ilized world. There - is nut a Union Mita
any man in all this land who would nut be
found, in the hour of trial, on the side of his
uutry; not one. The President has laid
aside all party feeling. lie h•is calle Ito his
aid men of all political parties, and they are
in the field to•day laboring for you and me.
They stand between us and the enemy like
a wall of fire, to protect our property,and our
Men.of all political orglinizatio,,s are
in the field, il'i < the cabinet, and all over the
country are.sustaining him ; and yet all (.1
you know that no man iu all this land has
been more abused and more slandered than
Presidentncoln. llcrive - heard him abuged
in these halls. I have heard General But
ler and GoVernor Johnson, among others
that I might name, who lialre given their time
and their talents to the country, abused in
the capital of my own State until I have been
ashamed, and could have wept tears of bit.
terness. I have heard General Butler, be '
- cause he was willing to lay aside party feel ,
ing, and give his services to the country
published in.my county and throughout the
State as a brine, a hireling, a thief and a
rorber. I have seen, and you have see u, far
more than this. I say, then, gentlemen, that
if this Government is saved it must be as
my lriend, the temporary president, has said,
by the army in the field, nod by the Union
army at home. ['Cheering.]
Recollect, gentlemen, that this band of
men that are to day standing iu sight of
Lee's army on the Rappaliannot k—and I
trust that they are numbered by nut less than
125 or 150,000—and t h ,se that are in almost
every rebel State assisting in putting down
the rebellion, belong to this Union organi
zation. [Applause.] It is safe to say that
ninety-ante out of every hundred men in the
field are in favor of the policy of the Union
party. kis safe to say that at least nineteen
twentieths of these men are iii favor of your
patriotic President. And when you clothe
them with the right of suffrage—when they
are vested with the same right at the polls
as you' and I pos.ess —my word for it, there
will be in November little doubt as to the
result in the a: my of the nation.
Why should nut these men be invested with
the right of suffrage ? Do you not know that
there have been inert in these halls, clothed
with power by the people, who have been wil
ling to prevent, if they could, the soldiers
from enjoying that rignt ? In the contest
which ended last October, when we conten
ded against George W. Woodward— r hiinsalf
an honorable man—we appealed CO the peo
ple from every hill-top in the land, telling
them that if George W. Woodward should be
cite ed Governor of Pennsylvania. and Val
landigham of Ohio, they. acting in concert
with Seymour, of New York, and Parker, of
New Jersey, would endeavor to thwart the
purposes of the National Government, that
they would assist, so far us was in their pow
er, iu giving aid and comfort to the enemy,
both in the field and at home. I said that
myself before thousands and thousands of
people, and I stand here to-day, not only to
vindicate myself, but every man who spoke
with me on those questiOns. I told the peo
ple then, as we tell them now, that our can
didate was true to the National cause, and
had given his time and talent to the country,
and that he was tried and proved laithfal.
I told them more. I told them that it George
W. Woodward be elected, he would use his
power against the National Administration.
Was I nut right ? After the election, the
very first act that these men did on the bench
refer to Judge Woodward, Judge Lowry
awl Judge Thompson— was to make a decis
ion which was calculated to strike clown the
power of the National Administration. They
decided that the Conscription bill—the only
means left, for filling up the shattered ranks
of the army—was unconstitutional. I have
this to say here, and I say it boldly—l cure
not alto hears it—l slander nobody, but I
believe it as firmly a, that the silo shines,
that if George IV. Woodward had been elec
ted Governor of Pennsylvania, this country
would have been infinitely . worse off than
it is to-day. It is bad enough, 1 admit ; but
it would have been worse.
The people desire to ho right, and all that
you have to do is to inform them on this sub
ject. They are thoroughly awake now. They
believe as'you believe, that there are at this
time but two parties in this great country—
that it is now, as in the days of our Saviour,
that "be that gathereth not with us, scatter
eth abroad." There is no middle ground to
stand on. If a mart is not for the country, lie
is against it. If a man stops to quibble
about the policy of the Administration, you
may be sure that he is not true on the na
tional question, and that he is as likely to
have his, sympathy on the other aide of- the
Rappahannock as on this 'side.. •
I say, then, I hope that the people them
selves will tae this wetter in hand—that they
will stand by what we do here. We care lit
tle in nominating a standard bearer, for the
man, so that be represents the loyal- pe t ople
of the country. If I am allowed to speak
my own sentiments I say that no man in the
land is so well entitled to this nomination
as the President. No than in .the land has
done so much for us. You may not agree
with him in all the ineasures'of the, Admin.
istration, but you know that he has one sin
gle and disinterested"perpose, to save - the
Government to ourselves andlo our children.
I say then that although I do mot think he'
personally desires a nomination., yet, it would
be grateful to him, as it will be to the loyal
men in the field and the loyal men in this
nation, that we in this convention are willing
to stand by him through evil and through
good report; that we will not join in the vit
uperation and slander to which heihas
subjected—that we will encourage our men
in the field, that we will feed and clothe them
while they are fighting our battles. Vote,
gentlemen, I have detained you longer than
I intended. I hope you all feel on this sub
ject as I feel. You all know the importance
of the position you occupy. You know how
your people feel at home ; you know the in
terest at stake. If you know that, if you do
not do your duty in this crisis, your children
will rise up and curse you for having gold
their birthright. Let me appeal to you, then.
to let our actions be as harinonious'as pos
sible. If we send honest and good men to
the we will then have
a standard-bearer worthy of this great Union
party. We will go into the contest, I care
not what tho opposition may be, with our
banners streaming in the air, and on them
shall be written "Union and Victory."
The convention then, on motion of Mr.
PENNEY, proceeded to the choice of four
delegates at large to the National Conven
tion, and two Senatorial electors, and re
sulted in the choice of Hon. Simon Cam
eron, A. K. M'Clure, Esq., Hon. Morrow
B. Lowry and Hon. W. W. Ketcham.
APPOINTMENT Or ELECTORS.
Mr. STEWART, of Meroer, moved that
the delegates from the Congressional dia
triots be called upon in the numerical or
der of the districts to present the name
of an elector for each district.
The motion was agreed to, and the
following names compose the ticket :
Morton 11I'Michael, Philadelphia.
Thomas H. Cunningham, Beaver oonn-
I—Robert P. King, 2—G. Morrison
Coates, 3—Henry Buturn, 4—William 11.
Kern, s—Bartin H. Jenks, 6—Charles M s
Runk, 7—Robert Parke, B—Aron Mull,
John A. Hiestand, 10—Richard H. Cor
yell, 11—Edward Holliday, 12—Charles F.
Retrd . ;l?:=Eliial - V7 Fralt,7l - 21:0111rl'erfr
Shriner, 15—John Wister, 16—David M'-
Conaughy, 17—David W. Woods, 18—
Isaac, Benson, 19—John Patton, 20—Sam
uel B. Dick, 21—Everard Bierer, 22—John
P. Penney, 23—Ebenez'r M'Junkin, 24
John \V. Blanchard.
STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE.
The following names were presented to
constitute the State Central Committee :
" David Kramer, Wit-
Liam H. Kemble,
Charles M. Neal, Eg
bert K. Nichols.
" George W. Hammer
sly Benj. H. Brown.
Adams--David A. Buehler ) Gettys
Allegheny John M. Kirkpatrick, .1 J.
Armstrong—John Ralston, Averton,
Beaver--D. L. Imbrie, Beaver.
Bedford— Geo W. Roop, Bedford.
Berks---Alex. B. Tutton, Z. T. Galt,
Blair---Sainuel M'Camant, Sabbath Rest.
Bucks --James B. Lambert, Doyles-
Bradford— Stephen Aland, Towanda.
13utler—Charles o.Weendless, But.
Cambria---A. A. Barker, Ebensburg.
Carbon—Charles Albright, Mauch
Cameron---F. P. Hackett, Shippen.
Ccotre—Edmund Blanchard, Belle
Chester—William B. Waddle, West
Clarion---B. J. Reed, Charion.
Clearfield--•S. B. Row, Clearfield.
Clinton---Chas. W. Wingard, Look
Columbia—Robt. F. Clarke, Blooms
Crawford•--Henry C. Johnson, Mead
Cumberland-- John B. Parker, Car-
Dauphin Geo. Bergner, John J. Shoe
Delaware---Sketehley Morton, Oakdale.
Elk--Albert Willis, Ridgway.
Brie--• Samuel C. Standford, Water
Fayette—Benj F. Hellen, Uniontown.
Franklin—F. S. Stambaugh, Cham
Fulton---M. Edgar King, M'Connells
Greeno—Geo. E Mitir, Waynesburg.
Huntingdon --G. W. Johnson, Ilun
Indiana—F. M. Kinter, Indiana,
Juniata--- John J. Patterson, Miffin
Lancaster---0. J. DickSy, Lancaster
city ; Peter Martin. Lincoln, Post Office.
Lebanon---T. T. Worth, Lebanon.
Lehigh•--R. Clay Ilarnmersley, Cata
Luzerno—S. P. Longatreet, Wilke
Lyoomiug—Peter Herdic, Williams.
M'Kean—Lucius Rogers, Smithport,
Mercer—Jas H. Robinson, Mercer,
Mifflin—Alfred Marks, Lewistown.
Lawrence—Olive G. Maw, New Cast
Monroe---John R. Stokes, Stroudsburg.
Montgomery—Charles Lugler, Cabinot.
Montour—David Roberts, Danville.
Northampton--W. H. Armstrong, East
Northumberland-• Franklin Bound, Mil
Perry—Benj - F. - Jinken, New-Bloom
Pike.--A. B. Sherman, Milford.
Potter—D. 03.-Larabee, Coudersport.
Sohuylkill••-Seth W. Geer, Millers
Snyder—rllloses Specht, Beavortown.
Somerset—Eli K. Haines, &Mersa.
Susquehanna:--D. R. Lathrop, Mont
Sullivan—Thomas J. Ingram,'Laporte.
Tioga—M. H. Cobb, Wellsboro.
Union—Samuel H. Orwig, Lewisburg.
Venango--Peter MoGough, Franklin.
Warren---Wm D. Brown, Warren.
-Washington—Jos. B. .Wash;
Wayne—Henry M. See - Honesdale.
Wyoming—Alfred Hine, Tunli)tanneok,
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