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God. if respectable men, when they kept
about from the selection of candidates for
office, also threw away their allegiance to
party, the evil would be less. But, by a
strange confusion of moral sense, the obli
gation to party is made unquestionable and
supreme. No matter what may be the
character of its efents—no matter what
may be the evil principles or iniquitous
measure incorporated in its action, how
many good men there are for whom the
single consideration, that, it is the action
of their own party, is enough. They ask
no questions, listen to no argument, recog
nize no higher authority. How few Chris
tian men ever think of taking counsel of
God in questions of public affairs, and gi
ving religion the control of their politics
How few citizens recognize their respon
sibility to God for their political influence.
How few men of principle bring their po
litical conduct to the same tests as their
ordinary intercourse. Now, let it be re
membered, that the ultimate responsibility
of every measure rests with the people,
and in this matter, as in all others, each
ono must answer for himself. Caucuses
of the idle and dissolute may nominate
whom they please, leaders of political par
ties may venture on what iniquities they
will, but to the people belongs the respon
sibility of their adoption. Without the
sanction of the people they sink into the
obscurity which they deserve. It is on
this principle that God is dealing with us
as a people. The American people have
been characterized by a blind and unscru
pulous adherence to party—the political
morality of our country has become a by
word and a hissing—the whole party, by
negligence or Harty-spirit, have become
partakers in the guilt of actions which t(
they had not been in politics, would be a
loathing to the moral sense of the commu
nity. And, therefore, God has punished
the nation with the legitimate results of
their own misconduct.
For these national offences God has just
ly brought upon us disgrace and suffering
and a discord which threatens the direst
disasters in the future.
IV. But let us inquire, fourthly, into
the providential design of these afflictions.
What lesson are they sent to teach, what
practical end to secure ? Why have the
truckling subserviency of the Northern
politicians and the arrogant aggressions of
the slave power been allowed to proceed
so far unchecked, and to bring forth such
disastrous fruits? It is not to bring back
the public mind to the views of slavery
which were entertatned at the formation of
.Our government, and ee ie eren WM.- the
way for its amelioration and ultimate re
moval? A great change has come over
the public sentiment in regard to slavery
in the last twenty-five or thirty years.—
Previous to that time it found its apologists
neither North or South. It was lamented
and deplored all over the country as a ne
cessary evil. The most that could be said
in regard to it was that living men were
not responsible for its Introduction, and that
it was not yet safe to attempt its abroga
tion. All preferred to look forward to a
time when it would cease td be. With
this view all moderate men were satisfied.
They blushed at it an anomaly in the land
of freedom, and mourned over it before
God as an evil they would not have laid to
their charge. The strengthening of li
berty, the growth of civilization, and the
influence of Christianity. then held out
the hope of approaching deliverance. And
the feeling of many pious and excellent
people is still the same. But the public
aspect and expression of slavery is entire
ly altered. It is now claimed on the one
hand, and the doctrine is assented to on
other, that it is a fundamental part of our
national policy ; that our Constitution is
designed for its protection ; and that it is
to grow and extend itself without limit on
the national territory. All hops and idea
of its removal is discarded. It is trans
formed into a permanent element of Amer
ican society. The programmes of politi
cal leaders now allow no hope.to the un
fortunate slave and his no leas unfortunate
master. 'Phe inherited evil is transformed
into the wilful sin of the present genera
tion. The original sin of slavery is fast
becoming, through politicians, the free-will
crime of the American people. This pre
sents the matter in a very different aspect
before God and the civilized world. What
over may be said in the way of temporary
extenuation, slavery and human right,
slavery and the Christian law of love are
in irreconcilable opposition. To do the
best we can with an inherited evil, until
Providence enables us to put it away, may
receive blessing from the Lord. But be.
cause of some incidental advantages to re
solve on its permanence and extension,
will surely receive his curse, and bring
ruin to our country. So gradually has the
change of temper and purpose been intro
duoed, that, as a nation, we were hardly
aware of the sin in which we were becom
ing ensnared. But the recent events have
given such a shock to the spirit of freedom
as to arouse the nation to perceive the gulf
before us. May it be made the means of
a recoil of public sentiment which shall
put the system of human bondage back
where it was at the formation of our gov
ernment. May this demonstration of its
spirit and tendency prevent all tampering
with it in future. Thus God will make
the wrath of man to praise him; and then,
doubtless, the remainder of wrath, will He
V. It now remains that we should con
sider the duties of the present crisis. The
time will not allow more than a brief enu-
I. The first duty of the crisis is a right
public sentiment. Ours is a government
of opinion. To public opinion every party
and every colition is compelled to bow. It
is mightier than bayonets. The only dif
ficulty is in bringing the national mind to
a decision. There is freer circulation of
news in this country than in any other, and
yet there is surprising ignorance and un
concern of what is taking place in the
country. Many of our countrymen have
no adequate idea of what has occurred in
Kansas. They know that there has been
trouble and fighting, but their information
is most partial and incorrect. Very few
of the political journals have presented a
faithful report of facts. They have been
advocates and not witnesses, catching up
events for special pleading for party effect
instead of relating the whole truth before
the tribunal of the people. Now let every
person seek to inform himself and his
neighbors of events as they are, Put the
facts before the people. Let them know
the outrages which have been committed.
Let them understand the spirit which has
actuated them. and the end at which they
aim. Let them be taught to view the
facts and principles of the present crisis,
irrespective of party affinities. And who
can doubt that the American people will
condemn this imbuing of hands in brother's
blod, and tyrannizing over brethren in
questions of right ; rebuke the aggressor
and spread the mighty shield of public
sympathy and favor over the persecuted.
This cause is to ba tried, not by violence,
but at the bar of public opinion. And
wheneven. an intelligent decjs,on on full
and impartial testimony shall be given by
the tribunal, all the agitators will be pow
erless. Violent men on all sides may threa
ten what they please. They might as
well threaten the Pacific Ocean as the re
solved judgment anti conscience of the
nation. Our first duty is, therefore, to
enlighten the public mind. Make the
daily journals feel that it is their interest
to spread all the facts and the testimony
of all sides before their readers. Make'
use of the mail (or distribution of dots
meats to your acquaintance. Organize a
system of political colportage, which shall
leave tracts at every man's door, and thro'
the crowds at the markets send them eve.
rywhere on the wings of the wind. This
is the true system of republican govern
ment, and the true way to correct a public
2. A second duty of the crisis is the pecuni.
ary relief of the sufferers in Kansas. The op
erations of husbandry have been broken up by
ruthless invaders. There will be no crops to
nourish the inhabitants. Every department of
trade and labor has been so paralyzed by fear
and violence that industrious men are without
the means of livelihood. Behind all the other
enemies of Kansas stalks famine, threatening
to complete the extermination. Families are
compelled to leave their homes and farms for
want of bread ; Besides which, insatiable rob.
bery has plundered hundreds of everything that
could be carried off. Horses, wagons, oxen,
cows, sheep, provisions, clothing, money have
been seized in broad daylight by roving ma.
renders. The suffering inhabitants must re•
turn penniless to their former homes, or they
must die (nth° spot amidst their own fertile but
desolated fields. Send them the relief which
they need. Cheer their disconsolate spirits by
the knowledge that their are thousands of their
countrymen who sympathize with their misfor.
tunes and condemn their wrongs. Give them
food to eat and raiment to put on. Provide
them with bread in the wilderness, and bid them
remain and put their trust in the God of forces.
The agencies of collection and distribution are
already organized. Our brethren in other ci
ties hire already begun to pour in their bone
factions. Let the city of the peace and liberty
loving Penn emulate their example.
3. The, third duty of the crisis is the re•
inforcement of the pioneers in Kansas
with free-state settlers. The organic law
• of the territory has guarantoed to its nett'.
al settlers the right of determining their
I own institutions. The American people
will see that that right is not defeated by
force or fraud. Tho soil was once conse
crated unto freedom. It is yet pledged to
f r eedom, if free men have the enterprize
to settle it. If four to one is not a suffi
cient majority to secure the pledged result,
then send ten to one. If 20,000 will not
make it free, then pour in 100,000. The
law of majorities is to settle it. Let it be
so large that force and fraud will be una
vailing. Even armed marauders will have
to yield to public opinion. Let its expres
sion in the multiplication of liberty-loving
settlers be overwhelming. Send men
who are industrious and will work; men
who are intelligent and know their rights;
bold, and will defend them. Send men
who are peaceable and patient, who love
law and order in its true sense, and have
property dependent on its preservation;
whose hands love the implements of labor,'
but who will not hesitate to take down the
implements of war to repel the invaders of
their households. Bend them with their
flocks and their herds. with their wives
and their little ones, with their saw-mills
and their schonl•masters and their minis
ters, and let them go up into this land that
floweth with milk and honey, and the God
who guided Israel will give them an in.
heritsnce. The question must be decided
not by the rifle and the bowie knife, but
by the axe and the ploughshare. There•
fore, appeal to no warlike feeling to send
counter bands of ruffians for counter out
rage, but send settlers of the soil, strong
in the conviction of right and resolute in
the determination to maintain it.
4. The fourth duty of the crisis is the
independent and conciontious use of the
ballot•box. Let the fear of God and the
love of man bring party predilections to
an honest argument at the bar of con•
science. Party will die, but the country
will live. Party will die, but we shall live
to answer at a higher tribunal respecting a
freeman's privilege and a freeman's duty.
We are the sovereigns of the republic.—
We are to decide the issues of opinion and
the choice of rulers for ourselves. It mat
ters not what interested and designing men
on the one side or on the other may agree
upon for selfish ends; it is ours to review
and decide the question for ourselves, for
the benefit of our country. And it is God's
to bring us and them into judgment, and
to give sentence on our actions according
5. And finally and chiefly, the crisis
calls us to general humiliation and prayer
before God, The Lord's hand is to be
seen in our afflictions as well as man's.—
Vaninly would the enemies of the public
peace have plotted mischief, If the Lord
had not allowed them to bring it to pass in
punishment of our sins. And vainly shall
we endeavor to escape the punishment,
unless we humble ourselves before Him
who has inflicted it. Many and great
have been our sins, individually and na
tional. The Lord has been provoked ev
ery dayhy ingratitude, irreligion and crime.
In our prosperity. wo have forgotten Him
who gave us our goodly heritage. We
have said, "Who is the Lord, what profit ,
is there if we shall serve Him 1" We
have been ungrateful for His favors. We
have kicked at His judgments. We have
gloried in our institutions and government,
as though they were anything without the
God who founded them. We have almost
deemed it impogsible for public and politi
cal iniquity to ruin us. And, therefore, we
have seen all branches of government de
filed by corruption with an apathy or indo
lent acquiescence which has made the
whole people partakers in the iniquity.—
Never till we return unto the Lord, and
make our supplication humbly before our
Judge, will its remove His chastisements
from off our country.• All means, all plans
will fail without Him. But the Lord is
gracious and merciful. He listened to the
intercession of Moses for his people, and of
Abraham for Sodom; and He will now lis
ten to the prayers of His people. The ef
fectual fervent prayer of the righteous a
vaileth much. Let Christian men, then,
humble theinselves before God. Let them
confess the sins of their people and their
own implication in them. Let them plead
singly and unitedly with God for His over
ruling Providence in protection of our
country. Let them pray daily and earn
estly for their rulers and for all in authority.
Let them pray for the defeat of iniquity,
and the suppression of violence, and the
protection of the oppressed. Let their'
pray for the right guidance of the popular
mind in the issues before it. Let us all
remember that promotion cometh not from
the North or from the West, nor yet from
the South, but that the Lord, He putteth
down one, and raiseth up another, and be
seech his intervention. Let us beseech
Him to ameliorate sectional animosities,
and to turn the hearts of the people like
rivers of water to the common good. Let
us thus remember God in our calamity.
and the God that maketh men to be of one
mind in an house will restore peace to our
distracted country, snd establish our liber
ties on an impregnable foundation.
We call the attention of our readers to
the advertised "Sale of Lots in . the town
of Hopewell." A beautiful plan of the
town, by our worthy County Surveyor J.
S. Africa, can be seen at our office.
OUR BOOK TABLE.
Frank Leslie's Gazette of Fashions for
July, is on our table. No lady or gentle
man should be without it. Only $2 a year-
Address Frank Leslie, New York.
The August number of Peterson's Mag
azine is already on our table, and it aflords
us pleasure to be ablo to say, that its illus
trations and literary matter will not fail in
rendering it even more popular than it ov
er was before. Address T. B. Peterson,
Philadelphia; $2 per year.
To Teachers and all whom it may con•
The undersigned with competent assistants,
will open a Normal School, for tho especial
benefit of Teachers, somewhere in Huntingdon
County, on the last Monday of July. We in
tend to continue the School six or eight weeks.
Two Professors will be engaged in the School,
and the gratuitous services of the County Su
perintendent will ho given to lessen the expen
ses of the student teachers. All expends will
be very moderate, and those who attend will
not be required to purchase new books. Our
advertisement in full will be given next week.
Let the teachers turn out ; we have a full cam
paign before us and they must not shrink from
it. There is a necessity for improvement; and
improvement will gain its full reward. Let
every district sendlits representatives, and eve
ry teacher make an exertion in the good cause.
Teachers are requested to correspond with us
and to distribute circulars. Teachers of Hun.
tingdon County ; our educational interests rest
in your hands. Let there be action! Neces
sity requires it ; the voice of the people requires
it. Action! Action!
Al, BERT OWEN, Co. Superinfookni.
SAM. G. WHITTAKER. EDITORS.
Wednesday Morning, Julylo, 1850,
Forever float that standard sheet,
Where breathes the foe but fallsbefore us,
With Freedom's soil beneath our feet,
And Freedom's bannerstreaming iierusl"
JOHN C. FREMONT,
FOR CANAL COMMISSIONER.
TBOIV/AB E. COCHRAN,
OF YORK COUNTY.
FOR AUDITOR GENERAL
OF ARMSTRONG COUNTY.
POR SURVEYOR GENERAL.
OF BRADFORD COUNTY.
We had a very terrific thunder shower on
Saturday last ; several buildings wore struck
by lightning, and we are informed that our
corpulent friend Ned Summers was knocked
down by it, when passing down the street. . . .
We bear frequent complaints of pains under
the apron ; caused no doubt by politics, cher
ries and milk. . . . Our farmers are busily en
gaged in cutting their grain ; the crop in the
county will be very large. . . Our citizens
arc having their houses re-painted ; the "an•
cient borough" is looking quite youthful. . . .
We are informed that some twenty new houses
are shortly to be erected in 'West Huntingdon;
the majority of them will be built in the Goth
ic style of architecture. . . . The new mill
is going up rapidly ; several new brick and
'frame buildings are in course of construction.
. . . We see our young friend Harry Wharton
has retnrned from his tour through the West.
He gives a doleful account of the condition of
Kansas. . . . A very distressing accident oc
cured on Thursday last. A little son of Jacoh
Snyder, aged about one year and a-half, fell in
to a tub filled with water, and was drowned.
He was a bright, intelligent little fellow, and
his loss is deeply felt by the bereaved parents.
. . . The Borough Authorities are having a
pair of Fairbank's Weighing Scales put up in
place of our old affairs. . . . We made a visit
to Cunningham .d Co's Foundry the other
day, and Were delighted with its business-like
prrogararwal‘na orrangerrren.. lav-erythlt%
looks snug and trim, and the Foundry is doing
an immense business. . . . We were the hap
py recipients of a delightful serenade from the
Huntingdon Brass Band, the other eve Ling—
. was in "the woo sma' hours o' the night,"
.d was delicious as "flutes upon the waters."
Our citizens should encourage the young men
who compose the band, by substantial aid .d
comfort, to enable them to proceed with their
lessons. What say you, old fogies and young
America; can you realize the truth of the
saying that"Alusie bath power to tooth the sa
rage, to rend a rock and—split a cabbage "
. . . A couple of Locofoco darkeys have been
entertaining our citizens in the evenings of the
past week, by music on "der fiddle." . . . Old
Alden, you hypocrite! How dare you attempt
to prove that Lewis is not a Jesuit ? Bah
you wilt paunch, you dog fennel, Son excres
cence of double-jointed depravity, you lick
spittle of damning deceit ; you writing the Je
suit Lewis's editorials I and endeavoring to
prove him no Catholic 1 See the last 'Globe.'
. . . A poor devil of a woman lectured in the
Town Hall the other evening ; on account of
"accident of birth," (no editor born north of
Kentucky being admitted) we were preserved
from being bored by listening to her... .
We notice several "city clerks" 'bobbin round'
our village. . . . We received a very splendid
boquet from a lady friend, on Saturday. Oh
they were so beautiful, those "innocent offer
ings of nature." We bless the glorious giver.
• . . The population of Huntingdon is increas•
ing very rapidly.
TO BE CONTINUED,
To• Day's Paper.
We lay before our readers in this week's
issUo of the Huntingdon Journal, two
splendid articles—Fremont's letter of ac
ceptance, and Dr. Tyng's sermon.
On the former we shall make no com
ment—it speaks for itself. But must not
every one Rho reads it say, How grand.
We have a word of explanation for Dr.
Tyng's Sermon. The Dr. is pastor of the
wealthiest Episcopalian Congregation in
Pennsylvania ; some of the wealth iest of
his congregation are natives of the slave
states, and have been "rearers of hulnan
souls for bondage," Dr: Tyng has here
tofore scrupulously abstained from any
thing of the'kind, but he was at length
compelled by a sense of duty, to speak of
the wrongs of Kansas ; and how magnifi
cently he talks. We love such men, and
esteem them more than ten thousand milk
and water ministers, who fear to do their
duty, on account of giving offence. We
invite attention to it.
No change in the market since our last.
Brooks was only fined $3OO for his base
attack on Sumner !
Th. President has driven the Free State
Legislature of Kansas out, at the point of
the bayonet. Curses on hint.
Mr. Dallas will not be dismissed by the
The Jesuits of the Huntingdon Globe.
The lick spittle of the own or of the
Globe, (who is known to our readers) in a
labored article attempts to prove Lewis no
Catholic. To do this, he heaps upon us
opprobrious epithets ;
Unpacks his heart with words,
And falls a cursing, like a very drab,
Wm. Lewis and his gang, are Jesuits ;
dyed in the wool; bound by all the popish
rites and ceremonies of the Homan Church,
Chained to the car of the antt-Ch•ist of the
seven.hilled city, by all the forms, oaths,
and obligations required by that Pontiff.
We say again to the Protestant Democrats
of the county, beware of this Jesuit dog ;
this kennel of Popish curs; this diabolical,
contaminating litter of Jesuit hounds.—
Jesuit Lewis has received six months in
dulgence from t John, and this, combined
with his bad character, will make his filthy
little sheet, bad enough for the most vile.
In regard to the assertions we made rel
ative to the Jesuit Lewis owing his present
freedom to executive clemency, all we can
say is, it is the simple truth! It is in
perfect keeping with the balance of the in
dulgence receiver's acts, to deny it.
For the Journal.
MESSRS. EDITOItS.-I am gratified to find
that by the late action of the American Execu
tive Committee, there is some prospect of a u
nion of Americans, Whigs nod Republicans,
.of all the-, Enemies of Locofoce misrule, on a
platform broad enough for all. To make this
union effective it will of course be necessary to
compose the county ticket of liberal men, who
while they honestly differ in some minor mat
term, are united on the great principles of A
merican Republicanism. Such a man is Hon,
Jonathan McWilliams, an American by birth.
Protestant by education, a man of integrity
and intelligence, conservative in his feelings,
a gentleman and a Christian. Ills re-election
to the office he now fills with so much credit
to himself and his constituents is most earnest
ly desired by many with whom I have conver
sed on the subject. It is to be hoped, there
fore, that his name will be associated with one
of the very worthy and cornpetant men, already
named by our American friends, for the office
of Associate Judge,
For the Journal.
lifessns.lEntrotts.—Many opponents of the
great Border-ruffian, Buchanan party are plea.
sed to learn, by last week's papers, that the
AMERICANS of this county have abolished the
secret and restrictive features of their organi.
zation. Had this been a month earlier it would
perhaps have been still more gratifying, and
more effective of geol. But if conceived in a
spirit of patriotism, and carried out in good
faith, it is not too late to unite by this menaurr
all the enemies of political Romanistn, and
Slave-breeding Democracy, on one common
platform—free speck, free soil, free labor and
a free Bible.
There are in this county hundreds of voters
not enrolled in the American party, but who
cordially approve their leading principles, and
will rally with them in solid column, a
round the banner of freedom, if fairly and fra
ternally treated at the proposed delegate elec•
tion; fairly represented in the nominating con
vention, and on the county ticket. The sth
of July happily initiated measures of stolen;
the 9th and 12th of August will either cement
or m nr the noble work, so wisely, and so well
begun. Americans, on you depends the issue.
See to it that no action he hod, that no step be
taken that might repel the honest voters, who
though they wear not the badge of your Me*
are, nevertheless, wills you in heart and senti•
went—and the rout of the papal, pro•slavery
party, will be as complete and overwhelming
in this county and district, as it is certain to
be throughout the State, and the entire free
North and West. IRIS
Col. Fremont's Acceptance.
The following important correspondence ho.
tween the Committee of the Republic. Na•
tional Convention, appointed to inform Col.
Fnos:osv of his nomination, and its candidate,
will attract attention from every quarter, and
deserves more than the ordinary consideration
of the people of the United States:
- LETTER TO COT. FRESIONT.
Philadelphia, June 19, 1858.--Sir: A Con
vention of Delegates, assembled at Philadel
phia on 17th, 18th, and 19th days of June, 18-
58, under a call addressed to the people of the
United States, without regard to past political
differences or divisions, who are opposed to the
repeal of the Missouri Compromise, to the pol
icy of the present Administration, to tho
tension of Slavery into Free Territory, in favor
of the admission of Kansas as a Free State, and
of restoring the action of the Federal Govern
ment to the principles of Washington and Jef
ferson, adopted a declaration of principles and
purposes for which they are united in political
action—a copy of which we have the honor to
inclose—and unanimously nominated you as
their candidate for the office of President of
the United States a the approaching election as
the chosen representative of these principles its
this important political contest, and with the
assured conviction that you would give them
full practical operation, should the suffrages of
the Union place you at the head of the Nation
The undersigned were directed by the Con•
vention to communicate to you the tact of your
nomination, and to request you in their name,
and, as they believe, in the name of a large
majority of the people of the country, to accept
Offering you the assurance of our high per•
sonal respect, we are your fellow citizens,
H. S. LANE,
President of the Convention,
JAMES H. ASHLEY,
ANTHONY J. BLEECKER,
JOSEPH C. LIORNDLOWER,
B. R. lIOAR,
KINSLEY S. Emmen,
JOHN A. Wti.t.s,
C. F. CLEVELAND,
To JOHN C, FREMONT, of California.
Nem lark, July 8, 1856—Gentlemen:—
You call me to a high responsibility by ph,
clog me in the van of a great movement of the
;Triple of the United Steles, who, without re-
gard to past differences, are uniting in a com
mon effort to bring back the action of the Fed
eral Government to the principles of Washing.
ton and Jefferson. Comprehending the meg
nitude of the trust which they have declared
themselves willing to place in my hands, and
deeply sensible of the honor which their unre
served confidence, in this threatening position
of the public affairs, implies, I feel that I can
not better respond than by a sincere declaration
that, in the event of my election to the Presi
dency, I should cuter upon the execution of its
duties with a single hearted determination to
promote the good of the whole country, and to
direct solely to this end all the power of the
Government, irrespective of party issues, and
regardless of sectional strifes. The declare-
Lion of principles embodied in the resolves of
your Convention expresses the sentiments in
which I have been educated, and which have
been ripened into convictions by personal ob
servation and experience. With this declare•
tion and avowal, I think it necessary to revert
to only two of the subjects embraced in those
resolutions, and to these only because events
have surrounded them with grave and critical
circumstances, and given to them especial im•
I concur in the views of the Convention de
precating the Foreign policy to which it advers.
Ile assumption that wo have the right to take
from another nation its domains because we
want them, is an abandonmen4 of the honest
character which our country has acquired. To
provoke hostilities by unjust assnmptions, would
be to sacrifice the pea ce and character of the
country, when all its interests might be more
certainly secured and its objects attained by
just an healing councils, involving no loss of
reputation. International embarrassments are
mainly the results of a secret diplomacy, whirls
aims to keep from the knowledge of the people
the operations of the Government. This sys•
tem is inconsistent with the charatter of our
institutions, and is itself yielding gradually to
n snore enlightened public opinion, and to the
power of a tree press, which, by its broad dis
semiLation of political intelligence, secures in
advance to the side of justice the judgment of
the civilized world. An honest, firm and open
policy in our foreign relations would command
the united support of the nation, whose delibe.
rate opinions it would necessarily reflect.
Nothing is clearer in the history of our insti
tutions than the design of the nation, in assert
ing; its own independence and freedom, to a
void giving countenance to the extension of
Slavery. The influence of the small but con.'
pact and powerful class of men interested its
Slavery, who command one section of the eoun.
try, and wield a vast political control as a con
sequence in the other, is now directel to turn
back tins impulse of the Revolution soil reverse
its principles. The extension of Slavery across
the continent is the object of the power which
now rules the Government: and from this spir•
it has sprung those kindred wrongs in Kansas,
so truly portrayal in one of your resolutions,
which prove that the elements of the most ar•
bitrarygovernments have not been vanquished
by the just theory of our own.
It would be out of place here to pledge my
self to any particular policy that has been seg.
gated to terminate the sectional controversy
engendered by political animosities, operating
on a powerful class banded together by a eon,
soon interest. A practical remedy is the ad
mission of Kansas tnto the Union as a Free
Sta.e. The South should, in my judgment
earnestly desire such consummation. It would
vindicate its good faith. It would correct the
mistake of the repeal; and the North, having
practically tha benefit of the agreement be
tween the two seetiting, resit(' be satisfied and
good fcc/ing tuNiuted. The measure Is per
fectly consistent wills the honor . of the South
and vital to its interest. That fatal act which
gave birth to this l ur.ly sectional strife, origin.
sting in the scheme to take from Free Labor
the country secured to it by a solemn covenant,
cannot be too soon disarmed of its pernicious
force. The only genial region of the middle lati- '
tude left to the entigsant of the Northern Stoles
for houses cannot be conquered from the free
laborers wise have long considered it as set a
part fiir them its our inheritance, without pro
voking a desperate struggle. Whatever may
be the persistence of the particular class which
seems ready to hazard everything fur the suc
cess of the unjust scheme it has partially effect
ed, I fleetly believe that the great heart of the
nation, which throbs with the patriotism of the
freemen of both sections, will be able to ever
come it. They will look to the rights secured
to them by the Constitution of the Union as the
best safeguard from the oppression of the class
which, by a monopoly of the soil and of slave
labor to till it, might in time reduce them to the
extremity of laboring upon the same terms with
the slaves. The great body of non-slaveholding
freemen, including those of the South, upon
whose welfare slavery is an oppression, will dis
cover that thepower of the general government
over the public lands may he beneficially exert
ed to advance their interests and secure their
independence: knowing this, their suffrages will
not be wanted to maintain that authority in the
Union which is absolutely essential to the main
tenance of their own liberties, and which has
snore than once indicated the purpose of dis
posing of the public lands in such a way as
would snake every settler upon them a free
If the people intrust to me the administra•
tine or the government, the laws of Congress
in relation to the Territories shall ho faithfully
exeuted. All its authority shall be exerted
in aid of the National will to re•establish the
peace of the country on thejust principles
which have heretofore re cieved the sanction of
the Federal Government of the States, and of
the people of both sections. Such a policy
would leave no aliment to that sectional party
which seeks its aggrandizement by appropria•
ting the new Territory capitalin the form of
slavery, but would inevitably result in the tri.
utnph of free labor—the natural capital which
constitutes the real wealth of this great country,
and creates that intelligent power in the mas
ses alone lobe relied on as the bulwark of free
Trusting that I have a heart capable of com
prehending our whole country, with its varied
interests, and cool dent patriotism exists in all
parts of the Union, I aci.ept the nomination of
your Convention in hope that I may be enabled
to serve usefully in its canoe, which I consider
the cause of Constitutional Freedom,
Your obedient servant
J. C. FREMONT.
To Messrs, 11. S. Lane; (President,) Jas. C.
Ashley, Anthony J. Illeecker, Joseph C.
Horublower, P. It. Hoar, Thaddeus Ste-
vens, Kinsley S. Bingham, John A.
Wills, C. Cleveland, Cyrus Aldrich, Com
rruE following tracts of land will be exposed
to public sale by the Commissioners of
Huntingdon County on Thursday, the 21st day
of Angust 1836, according to the several Acts
of Assem bly in such case outdo and provided,
George Knob laugh, 205 Acres.
Walls. Tow NBIIIP. ''
John Carson, 446 Acres.
_ Fnatou;ng Townsnw.
Mary Jordan, 66 Aara:.
Stacey Young, 414 Acres, 150 p:1 ,
By order of Conou'rs,
/113.11 T IV. MILLER, Citric.
July 16, '56. fit.
COURT AFFAIRS.-AUGUST TERM.
Wilma:as by a precept to me directed, dated
at Huntingdon, the 25th day of April,
A. D. 1856, under the bands and seals of the
lion. George Taylor, President of the Court of
Common Pleas, Oyer and Terminer, and goner
al jail delivery of the 24th judicial district of Penn
sylvania composed of Iluntingdon Blair and Cam
bria, and the Hon. TllOlllllB F. Stuart and Jour
than McWilliams, his associates, Judges of the
county of Huntingdon, justices assigned, appoint
ed, to hear, try and determine all .d every In
dictments made or taken for or concerning all
crimes, which by the laws of the State are made
capital or felonies of death and other offences
crimes and misdemeanors, which have been or
Blinn hereafter bn committed or perpetrated for
crimes aforesaid—l am commanded to make pub
lic proclamation throughout my whole bailiwick
that a Court of Oyer and Terminer, of Common
Pleas and Quarter sessions, will be held at alto
Court House in the Borough of Huntingdon, on
the second Monday (and 11th day) of August,
next, and those who will prosecute the said pri
soners be then and there to prosecute them as it
shall be just, and that all Justices of the Peace,
Coroners and Constables within said county be
then and there in their proper persons, at 10
o'clock, A. M. of said day, with their records, in
quisitions, examinations and remembrances, to
do those things which to their offices respectfully
Dated at Huntingdon the 25th day of April,
in theyear of our Lord 1856, and the 81st
year of American Independence.
JOSHUA GREENLAND, Sheriff'.
AXT lIER EA S, by a precept to toe directed 11
VV V the Judges of the Common Pleas of the
county of Huntingdon, bearing test the 25th day
of April, 1856, I out commanded to make
Public Proclamation throughout my whole baili
wick, that a Court of Common Pleas will be
held in the Court House in the Borough of Hun
tingdon, on the third Monday (and 18th day) of
August, A. D., 1856, for the trial of all issues in
said Court which remain undetermined before the
said Judges, when and where olljurors, witnesses
and suitors, in the trial of ell issues are required
Dated at Huntingdon, the 25th day of April,
in the year of our Lord 1856, and the 81st year
of American Independence.
JOSHUA GREENLAND, Sheriff:
Y virtuo of sundry writs of Vonditioni Expo.
_Dna s, issued out of the Court of Common Pleas
of Huntingdon County, and to me directed, I will
soil by public outcry, at the Court !louse in time
boro' of Huntingdon, on Tuesday ' tho 12th day
of August, next, (1856) at 10 o'clock, A. M. the
following described real estate, to wit :
All the right, title and interest of John A..
Weaver, in and to a lot or parcel of ground,
lying upon the north silo oldie Woodcock Val
ley road in Hopewell township, Huntingdon co.,
containing three quarters of an acre of loon wore
or less, upon which in erected a two story log
dwelling house ; adjoining Janis of Leonard
Weaver on the north, and John Hassell on the
Seized, taken in execution, and to lie sold WI
t h e property of Jot, A. Wearer.
All the right, title and interest of defendant.
to property which was extended by the Inquest,
as per inquisition, attached to Pi. Pa. N. 02,
January Term, t 034, and the yearly rental of
thirty dollars—which was accepted by the said
defendant, at said yearly rental—with which,
said terms, the defendant has foiled to comply,
as appears by the affidavit of the Plaintiff, at
memo to Precips tor tins writ, to wit : A log
house below the borough of Huntingdon, adjoin
ing Henry Sturtzman on the north, Jacob Fork
ler on the east, Corbin on the south-cast, con
taining about one acre of gtound, with brick
Seized, taken in execution, and to be sold as
the property of David Sturtzman.
All the right, title and interest of defendant ,
of, to nod to a lot of ground in the borough of
Alexandria, fronting 90 feet on Market Street,
and extending back to the Pennsylvania Canal,
bounded un the west by land belonging to the
Commonwealth, on the east by a lot of Hannah
Albright, having thereon erected a two story leg
weathor•boarded dwelling-house, with buck
buildings and n well of water at the door. Al
so, the interest of the defendant in five adjoining
out-lute, bounded on the north by land of John
Porter, Esq., on the west by bind of the heirs of
Robert Lytle, deed., on the south by an alley, by
land of the heirs of George Wilson, doe'd on the
east, containing in the whole about one acre and
a quarter more or less, with a large frame amble
Seized, taken in execution, and to be sold as
the property of Benjamin J. Williams,
All the right, title and interest of the defen
dants, Eben B. Pike and Janice Gardner, in and
to a body of wood-land, extending from the
Ruystown Branch on the west to Sideling Hill
on the east, and lying on both sides of Terrace
Mountain, mid in the heed of Trough Creek
Valley, in Walker and Union townships, Hun
engdon County, adjoining lands of Thomas
Read, Daniel Africa, Jacob Breneman, and the
Hcistor land on the East or Trough Creek side,
lands el David Blair en the north-ivest, lands of
David Corbin,. Rudolph Breneman, and John
Shaver on the west, or Raystown Branch side
and extending from the Juniata River below the
State Dam to Shaver's Gap, on Terrace Moun
tain us aforesaid, being composed ofse rend sur
veys and parts of surveys in the names of Dr.
John Henderson, George Fen, Willinm Fen,
David Fun and Robert Feu, and containing in
the whole between balsa and thirteen hundred
acres, more or less,
Seized, taken in execution, and to bo sold as
the property of Eben B. Pike and Jas. Gardner.
All the right title and interest of defendant in
and to a lot of ground situated in the Borough
of Birmingham, Huntingdon, fronting en
feet on Tyrone Street, and extending hack at
right angles 130 feet, to an alloy, bounded on
the north by the public School !louse lot, with
the following improvements thereon erected :
A two story plastered house, and Tailor Shop,
Stable and other out-buildings.
Seized, taken in execution, and to be sold as
the property of Wesley P. Green.
All the right, title and interest of tho defen
dant 01, in nod to a tract of land, lying partly in
Brady and partly in Henderson township, adjoi
ning lands of Irvin, Green and Watson on the
east, the Juniata river on the south, and lands of
John BlcCultan on the west, and James Simp—
son on the north ; containing about CO acres,
more or less, most of which is cleared, with a
large tavdrn house, stable, saw-mill, store house
and ware-house, and three dwelling houses. Al
so the interest of defendant In a treat of land in
Ilender.son township, adjoining lands of Jane
Armitage on the north, on the east lauds of Jas.
Simpson, on the south by Alox. Simpson, on tiro
west by Samuel Goodman, containing 114 acres
more or less, about 130 acres cleared, with u house
a barn and frame carpenter shop, and excellent
orchard thereon. •
Seised, Mien in execution, and to be sold as
the property of James J. Goodman.
Sheriff's Office,-1 Sheri f.
Hunt., July 16, 1856. j
ETTERS of Administration have been gran.
ted to me upon the estate of Robert GM
ham, late of Dublin township, dee'd. All per
sons indebted to hint will make payment, and
those having claims present them to
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