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WILLIAM BREWSTER, i EDITORS,
SAM. G. WHITTAKER,
RE SOL T N
PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO THE
CONSTITUTION OF THE COMMON.
Resolved by the Senate and House of Rep•
resentatiees of the ComMonwealth of Pennsyl•
vania in General Assembly met, That the fol.
lowing amendments are proposed to the consti
tution of the commonwealth, in accordance
with the provisions of the tenth article thereof.
There shall be en additional article to said
constitution to be designated as artic'e eleven,
as follows :
ON PUBLIC DEBTS.
Eisen. 1. The state may contract debts, to
supply casual deficits or failures in revenues,
or to tneet expenses not otherwise provided for;
but the aggregate amount of such debts direct
and contingent, whether contracted by virtue of
one or more acts of the general assembly, or at
different periods of time, shall never exceed
seven huntired and fifty thousand dollars, and
the money nrising from the creation of such
debts, shall be applied to the purpose for which
it wad obtained, or to repay the debts so con•
tracted, and to nu other purpose whatever.
SECTION 2. In addition to the above limited
pricer the state may contract debts to repel in
vazion, suppress insurrection, defend the slate
in war, or to redeem the present outstanding
indebtedness of the state ; but the money aris
ing front the contracting of such debts, shall be
nppliud to the purpose for which it was raised,
or to repay such debt, and to no other purpose
sr I, ate vert
SEcrioN 3. Rxeept the debts above specified
in sections one and two of this article, no debt
whew, or shall be created by, or on behalf of
Scorns 4. To provide for the payment of the
present debt, and any additional debt contract
ed as aforesaid, the legislature shall, at its first
session, after the adoption of this amendment,
create a sinking fund, which shall be sufficient
to pay the accruing interest on such debt, and
annually to reduce the principal thereof by a
sum not less than two hundred and fifty thou•
sand dollars ; which sinking fund shall consist
of the net annual income of the public works,
from time to time owned by the state. or the
proceeds of the sale of the same, or any part
thereof, and of the income or proceeds of sale
of stocks owned by the stole, together with oth.
er funds, or resources, that may be designated
by law. The said sinking fund maybe inerea.
evd, from time to time, by assigning to it any
part of the taxes, or other revenues of the stme,
nut required for the ordinary and current ex.
pemtes Qf government, and unless in ruse of
war, invasion or insurrection, no part of the
said sinking fund Anil bo used or applied oth
erwise than in extinguishment of the public
debt, until the alumna of such debt in reduced
below the sum of five miliions of dollars.
*•• • Sitcrtox 11. .The credit of the commonwealth
shall o u t in any manner, or cool!, he pledged,
or leaned to, any individual, company, corpor
ation, or assuehttion ; zinc shall the common
wealth hereafter become a joint owner, or stock
holder, in any company, association, or concur.
Suovrom G. The commonwealth shall not as
sume the debt, or any part thereof, of any coun
ty, city, borough or township ; or of one cor
poration, or association ; unless such debtshull
have been contracted to maids the ewe to re
pel invasion, suppress domestic insurrection,
defend itself in tone of war, or to assist the
state in the discharge of any portion of its pro.
SECTION 7. The legislature shall not author
ize any county, city, borough, township, or in
corporated district, by virtue of a voteuf its cit•
izens, or otherwise, to become a stockholder in
any company, association, or corporation ; or
to obtain money for, or loan its credit to, any
corporation, association, institution, or party.
There shall be nu additional article to said
constitution, to be designated as article XII, as
01? NEW COI:NTIES,
No !.ounty shall be divided by a line cutting
off over one-tenth of its ppulaiion, (either to
form a new county or otherwise,) without the
express assent of such county, by a voted the
electors thereof ; nor shad' any new county be
established, containing less than four hundred
From section two of the first article of the
constitution, strike out the words, "of the city
of Philadelphia, and of each county respective
ly ;" from section lite, same article, strike out
the words, "of Philadelphia and of the several
counties :" Pram section seven, some article,
strike out the words, "neither de city of Phila.
delphia nor any," and insert in lieu thereof the
words, “and nor" and strike out section four,
mine article, and in lieu thereof insert the fol.
lowing : .
"Stenos , r. In the year ono thousand eight
hundred and sixty4bur, and in every seventh
year thereafter, representatives to the number
of one l-indeed, shall be apportioned and din
tribtit,' -.pally throughout the state, by ills.
tricts, ~ proportion to the number of taxable
inhabitants in the several parts thereof; ex
cept that Roy county containing at least three
thousand five hundred taxables, may be allowed
•• a separate representation ; but no more then
i three counties shall be joined, and no county
; shall be divided, in the formation of a district.
'::: Any city emitaining a sufficient number of tax•
/ i a t b ,
abler s to
s e h entitle l b e e i
d t t i o ,
i a d t ed least into t c w o o n
i r e es n e t t i l i tt i t . t , i r ‘ i - c o t s s ,
, shall have a separate representetit , ti assigned
iof contiguous territory, of equal taxable pou.
lation as near as may be, each of which dis
tricts shall sleet one representative."
AAt the end of section wen, same article,
insert these words, "the oily of Philadelphia
. shall be divided into single senatorial districts,
of contiguous territory as nearly equal in taxa.
his zwpirlation as possible ; Ind no ward shall
be divided in the formation thereof' ,
The legislature, at its first session, after the
- -W adoption of this amendtnent, shall divide the
:, city of Philadelphia into senatorial and
representative districts, in the manner above
provided ; such districts to remain unchanged
• until the apportiontueut in the year one thou
.'i. sand eight hundred and sixty-four.
To be Section XXVI, Article I.
The legislature shall have the power to alter,
revoke, or annul, any charter of incorporation
hereafter conferred by, or under, any special,
or general law, whenever in their opinion it may
be injurious to the citizens of the common•
wealth ; in such manner, however, that no in•
justice shall be done to the corporators.
IN SENATE, April 21, 1836.
Resolr , That thkresolution pus. Ou the
6tH amendment, yen, 24, nap R. On the Fee-
and amendment, yeas 19, nays 6. On the third
amendment, yeas 28, nays 1. On the fourth
amendment, yeas 23, nays 4.
Extract from the Journal.
THOMAS A. MAGUIRE, Clerk.
IN Horse OF REPRESENTATITES,
April 21, 1856.
Resolved, That this resolution pass. On the
first amendment, yeas 72, nays 24. On the
second amendment, yeas 63, nays 25. On the
third amendment, yeas 64, nays 25; and on the
fourth amendment, yeas 69, nays 16.
Extract from the • Journal.
WILLIAM JACK, L7erk.
SECRETARY'S OFFICE, A. G. CURTIN,
Filed April 24, 1856. Secey of'Me Com.
Harrisburg, June 27, 1856.
I do certify that the above am! foregoing is a
true and correct copy of the original 'Resole.
don relative to au amendment of the Constitu•
tion" as the same remains on file in this office.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto
L.S. set my hand and caused to bo Mixed the
•—•—• seal of the Secretary's Office, the day and
year above written.
A. G. CURTIN,
Secretary of the Commonwealth.
IN SENATE, April 21, 1851,
Resolution proposing amendment s to the
Constitution of the Commonwealth, being under
On the question,
Will the Senate agree to the first amend.
The yeas and nays were taken agreeably to
the provisions of the Constitution. and were as
foil" viz :
Y.S—Messrs. Browne, ISucenlew, Cress.
well, Evans, Ferguson, Fleniken, liege, In
grain, Jamison, Knox, Laubach, Lewis, Mc.
Clintoek, l'riee, Sellers, Shuman, Souther,
Straub, Taggart, Walton, Welsh, Wherry, \Vil.
kins and Piatt, Alipeaker-21.
Nzvs—Messrs. Crabb, Gregg, Jordan, Mel
linger and Pratt-5.
So the question was determined in the affir
On the question,
. Will the Senate agree to the second amend.
The yens and nays were taken agreeably to
the provisisits of the Constitution and were as
YEAS—Nlessrs. Browne, 13uckaluw, Cress
well, Evans, Bow, lograto, Jamison, Knox,
Looltelt, Lewis, Sellers. Shuman,
.Semler, Straub, Walton, Wel4ll, Wherry stud
IV il kins—l 9.
NAYS—Slessr, Grubb, Ferguson, Gregg,
Pratt . Price und l'iutt, Speuker.-6. .
•7 • , ~
So the rynestinn wee determined in the uffir•
On the questini,
will the Senate agree to the third amend,
The yeas nod noes were talc,: agreeably to
the '..'onstitutioh, and were as follow :
EAS —Messrs. Browne, Buckalew, Crabb,
,Cresswell, Evans, Ferguson, Flenniken, binge,
byr.u. Jamison, Jordan, Knox, Laubaeh,
Lewis, M'Clintuck, Mellinger, Pratt, Price, Scl.
lens, Shuman, Souther, Straub, Taggart, Wal
ton, Welsh, %Vherry, Wilkins and Platt, Sprig.
NAYS -Mr. Gregg-1.
Su the question was determined in the aftir.
On the question,
Will the Senate agree to Ow fourth amend•
The yeas nod nays were taken agreeably to
the Constitution awl were as billow, viz
YEAR—Messrs. Browne, Bueluilew, Cress.
well, Evans, Flenniken, Hoge, Ingrain Jaunt.
son, Jordan ' Knox, Limbach, Lewis,
lock, Pike, Sellers, Slitunan. Souther, Straub,
Walton, Welsh. Wherry, Wilkins and Phut,
NAYS—Messrs. Crabb, Gregg, Mellinger and
Pratt-4. . .
So the question was determined in the afiir•
Journal oP the House of Representatives,
April 21, 1856.
The yeas and nays were taken agreeably to
the provisions of the Constitution, and on the
first proposed amendment, were as follow, vie
YEAR—Messrs. Anderson, Backus,
Ball, Beck, (Lycoming,) Beck. (York.) Berm
hard, Boyd, Boyer Brown, Brush, Buchman,
Caldwell, Campbell, Carty, Craig, Crawford,
Dowdall, Edinger, Fattsuld, Foster. Getz,
Haines, Hamel, Horner, Heins, Hibbs, Hill,
Hillegas, Hippie, Holcomb, II unsecker, Imbrie,
Ingham, Inms, Irvin, Johns. Johnson, Laporte,
Lebo, Longaker, Lovett, M'Calmont, M'Carthy,
M'Comb, Mnugle, Menear, Miller, Montgomery,
Moorhead, Nunemacher, Orr, Pearson, Phelps,
Purcell, Ramsey, Reed, Reinhold, Riddle, Rip
berts, Shenk; Smith, (Allegheny,) Smith, (Can,
brio,) Smith, (Wvoming,) Strouse, Thompson,
Vail, WIWI., 'Wright, (Dauphin,) Wright,
(Luzerne,) Zimmerman and Wright, Speaker
—72. . _
WAYS—Messrs. Augustine, Barry, Clover,
Cohourn, Dock, Fry, Folios, Gaylord, Gibbs.
ney, Hamilton, Hancock, Housekeeper, Hone.
bee, Leisenring, Magee, Manley, Morris, Mum.
ma, Patterson. Salisbury, Smith, (Philadelphia)
Walter, Wintrodc and Yearsley-24.
So the question was determined in the affit ,
On the question,
Will the House agree to the second amend•
Tl 4 yeas and nays wore taken, and were no
follow, viz :
TEAS—Messrs. Anderson,Backus, Baldwin,
Roll, Beek, (Ilcominc.) eek, (York,) Bern.
hard, Boyd, Brown, Brush, Buckman, Cold.
well, Campbell, Carty,. Craig, Funsold, Foster,
Getz, Haines, Hamel, Harper, Heins, Hibbs,
Hillegas, Ripple , Holcomb, Hunseeker,
Itubrie, Ingham, Innis, Irwin, Johns, Johnson :
Laporte, Lebo, Longakor, Lovett, WCalmont,
M'Carthy, M'Comb, Mangle, Monroe, Miller,
Montgomery, Moorhead, Nunnemacher, Orr,
Pearson, Purcell, Ramsey, -Reed, Reinhold,
Riddle, Roberts, Shenk, Smith, (Allegheny,)
Strouse, Vail, Whallon, Wright, (Lucerne,)
Zimmerman, and Wright, Speaker-63.
NAYS—Messrs. Augustine. Barry, Clover,
Edinger, Fry, Fulton, Gaylord, Gibboney, Ha.
milton, Hancock, Huneker, Leisenring, Magee,
Matiloy, Morris, Mumma, Patterson, Phelps,
Salisbury, Smith, (Cambria,) Thompson, Wel.
ter, Wintrode, Wright, (Danphin)and Yearslcy
ilothe question was determined in the ail'ir•
Ott the question,
Will the House agree to the third amend
The yeas and r.aye were tak.,n, and were as
YEAS—Messrs. Anderson, Backus, Baldwin,
Ball, Beek. (T.yeoming,) Beck, (York,) Bern.
" LIBERTY AND UNION, NOW AND FOREVER, ONE AND INSEPARABLE. "
HUNTINGDON, PA., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1856.
hard, Boyd, Boyer, Brown, Buchanan, Cald
well, Campbell, Carty, Craig, Crawford, Edin
ger, Faust,lo, Foster, Fry, Getz, Haines, Ha
mel, Harper. Heins, Hibbs, Hill, Hillcgas; Hip.
Ile, Holcomb, Housekeeper, Imbrie, Ingham,
nnis, Irwin, Johns, Johnson, Laporte, Lebo,
Longaker, Lovett, M'Calmont, M'Comb, Man
gle, Menear, Miller, Montgomery, Nunnemach
er, Orr, Pearson, Phelps, Purcell,- Ramsey,
Reed, Riddle, Shenk, Sm ith, (A llegheny,) Smith
(Cambria,) Smith, (Wyoming,) Thompson,
Whallon, Wright, (Dauphin,) Wright, Luzerne)
NAYS—Messrs. Barry, Clover, Cobburn,
Dock, Dowd.'ll, Fulton; Gaylord, Gibboney,
Hamilton, Hancock, Huneker, Leiscnring, 14%
earthy, Magee, Manley, Moorhead, Morris,
Patterson, Reinhold, Roberts, Salisbury, Wal
ter, Wintrode, Yearsley and Wright, Speaker
So the questioa was determined in the nftir•
On the question,
Will the House ngree to the fourth amend•
YEAS—Messrs. Anderson, Backus, Ball,
Beck, (Lycoming,) Beck, (York,) Bernhard,.
Boyd, Brown, Brush, Buchanan, Caldwell,
Campbell, Carty, Craig, Crawford, Dow
doll, Edinger, Fausold, Foster, Fry, Getz, Ha
mel, Harper, Heins, Hibbs, Hill, Hillegas,
Hippie, Holcomb, llousekeeper, Hunsecker,
Imbrie, genie, Irwin, Johnson, Laporte, Lebo,
Longaker, Lovett, M'Calmont, reartby, :
Comb, Maugle, Menear, Miller, Montgomery,
Moorhead, Nunnemacher, Orr, Pearson, Phelps,
Purcell, Ramsey, Reed, Reinhold, Riddle, Ho.
berth, Shenk, Smith, (Cambria,) Wright, (Lu
zerne,) Yearsley, Zimmerman and Wright,
Nays—Messrs. Barry, Clover, Cobourn, Ful.
ton, Gibboney, Haines, Hancock, Huneker,
Ingham, Leisenring, Magee, Manley, Morris,
Patterson, Salisbury, and Wintrode-16.
So the question was determined in the ittlir•
Ilarrisburg, June 27, 1856.
Penasy/cania, as :
I do certify that the above and foregoing is a
true-and correct copy of the "Yens" and "Nays"
taken on the Resolution proposing amendments
to the Constitution of the Commonwealth, ns
the same appears on the Journals of the two
House's of the General Assembly of this Com
monwealth for the session of 1855.
Witness my hand and seal of said office,
L.S. this twenty-seventh day of June, one thou.
sand eight hundred and fafty.six.
A. G. orwriN,
Secret -11.y ge the Commonwealth,
July 9, 1956.-.3u,
Ciod Sale the Coni tttttt wealth.
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DURSUANT TO-AN ACT OF TILE GEN-
T eral Assembly of the Commonwealth of Penn.
sylvania, entitled "An act relating to the elec
tions of thin Commonwealth," approved the sec
ond day ofJuly, A. D. 1839, 1 JOSHUA
GREENLAND, High Sheriff of the County of
Huntingdon, in the State of Pennsylvania, do
hereby wake known and give notice to tle elec
tors of the County aforesaid, that a General
Election will 1,0 held in said County of Hunt
ingdon, on the
Second Tuesday, 14th of October, 1856.
At which tints State and County Officers, as fol
lows, will be elected :
ONE 21,1150 N for Canal Commissioner of
ONE PERSON for Auditor General of said
ONE PERSON for Surveyor General of said
ONE PERSON in conjunction with the Coun
ties of Blair, Cambria end Somerset. to till the
office of member of the House of Representa
tives of the United States.
ONE PERSON in conjunction with the coun
ties of Blair and Cambria, to till the office of
member of the Senate of Pennsylvania.
TWO PERSONS, in conjunction with the
county of Blair, to fill the ale', of members of
the Boma of Rinftesentatives of Pennsylvania.
rwo PERSONS, to fill the taco of Associ
ate Judges of said county.
ONE PERSON to fill the office of Sheriff of
ONE PERSON to fill the office of County
Commissionwof said County.
ONE.PEMRI to fill the office of Director
of the Poor of said county.
ONE PERSON to fill the office of District
Attorney of said comity. _
ONE PERSON to till the °Mee of County
Surveyor of mild comity.
ONE PERSON to fill the office of Auditor of
In pursu none of said Act, I also hereby mobs
known sod give notice, *at the places of hold
ing the eforcvaid General Elaction in the serer
al election districts within the said county, are
lot district, composed of Henderson township
and all that part of Walker township not in the
I Oth district, at the Court house in the Borough
2d district, composed of Dublin township, at
Pleasant Hill School House, near Joseph Nel
son's in said township.
3d district, composed of so much of Warriors
mark township as is not included in the Nth
district, at the School house adjoining the town
• 4th district, composed of the township of Hope
well, at the School House at Rough cud Ready
Furnace, in said township.
sth di;trict, composed of the township of Bar
r., at the house of James Livingston (formerly
John Ilarper,) in the town of Suulsburg, in said
6th district, composed orate township of Shir
ley, at the house of I). Fraker, in Shirleysburg.
7511 district, composed of Porter and Walker
townships, and so much of West township us is
included in the following boundaries, to wit :
beginning at the south-west corner of Tobias
Cautman's liirm on the bank of the little Junia
ta river ; at the lower end of Jackson's narrows,
thence in a north-easterly direction to the most
southernly part of the farm owned by Michael
Maguire, thence north 40 degrees west to the
top of Tussey's mountain, to intersect the line of
Franklin township, thence along said line to lit
tle Juniata river, thence down the same to the
place of beginning, at the public School House
opposite the German Reform Church iu the bo
rough of Alexandria..
Bth district, composed of the township of
Franklin, at the house of Jacob Slattern, now
occupied by G. W. Mattern, iu said township.
9th district, composed of Tell township. at
the Union School House, near the Union Meet
ing House. in said township.
10th district, cuinposed of Springfield town
ship, at the School House near Hugh Madden's
iu said township.
I Ith district, composed of Union tp., et the
School house near Etakial Corbin's in said
12th - district, composed of Brady township,
at the Selo., House known as the Centre School
House in said township.
13th district, composed of Morris township,
at School House No.'2, in sail township,
14th district, composed of that part of West
township not included in the 7th and 26th dis
tricts, at the public school house on the farm now
occupied by . Miles Lewis, (formerly owned by
James Ens,) in said township.
15th district, composed of that part of Walk
er township lying southwest of a lino commenc
ing opposite Dayid Corbin's House, at the Un
ion township line, thence ins straight live, in
cluding said Corlon's house to the corner effPor
ter township, on the Huntingdon and Wocldeock
Valley road, at the house of Jacob Magalty, in
18th district, composed of the township of Tod
at the Green School House in said town. tip.
17th district, composed of that part of West
township on the south -east side of the 1 rigor
ridge, beginning a the line of West and; Hen
derson townships, at the lbot of said ridge, to
the line of 13arree tp., thence by the division
line of Murree and West townships, to theism
mit of Stone mountain. to intersect the line of
Henderson and West townships, thence by said
line to pluco of beginning, at the house n‘w oc
cupied by Benj. Corbin, on Murry's Run.'
18th district, composed of Cromwell tp., at
the house now occupied by Duck! Etnirc, ha Or
--- 11tiliTdistrict, composed of the Borough di Bir
mingham, with tho several tracts of land near
to and attached to th e seine, now owned and oc
cupied by Thomas M. Owens, John K. BlcCa•
han, A. Roberson, John Gcnsimer and Wm.
Gonsimer, the tract of land now owned b‘
8c John Shoonberger, known as the Porter tract
is annexed to said district, situnto in the-town
ship of Warriorsmark, at the public schoolhouse
in said Borough.
20th district, composed of Cass township, at
the public school house in Cassville, in said tp.
21st district, composed of Jackson township,
at the house of Robert Barr, now occupied by
John 'first, at McAlenvy's Fart, in said tp.
22d district, composed of Clay township, at
the house of Josh. Shore, at the Three Springs
in said township.
MI district, Composed of the township of Penn
et the public school house in Marklesbuig, in
24th distri . m. composed of that port of Shir
ley township, lying, and being within the flpllow-
Mg described boundaries, to wit Begineing at ;
„the intersection of Union nod Shirley township
lines with the Juniata river ' on the south ride
thereof ; thence I.llollg said Union township line
; for the distance of three miles from said river ;
thence etiste artily by it straight line to the point
where the main from Elty's Mill to Germany
galley, crosses the summit of Sandy Rigge ;--
thence northwitrdly ntong the•sunimit of Sandy
Ridge ht the river Jtotista, and thence tip said
ricer t.. the place of beginning ; et the pnhlie
; school hon.. in Mount Union, in said district.
2.5111 district, composed of the Borintielt of
Huntingdon, at the Covet House in said Irmo'.
fliith district, composed of the Borough of Pc
: tershurg and that part of West township welt
and south of the line between - Henderson and
West townships. nt or near the Warm Silrings,
to the I'ranklin township line on the top el Tul
l' sey's mountain, so RS to Metal% in the 4lieriet
the house of David Waldsmith, Jacob Longan
eeker, 'Thomas Hamer, James Porter, and John
Wall, at the public .11001 house in the Borough
I id.so make known and give notice, ns in end
by the Inch section of the aforesaid act, I am di
rected, "that every person except justices of the
peace, who shell hold any office or appointment
of profit or trust under the government of the
United States, or of this State, or of any city
or incorporateihdistriet, whether n commission
ed officer or agent, who is or shall he employed
under the legislative, executive or the judiciary
department of this State or of the United States
or any eh) , or incorporated district, and also,
that every member of Congress and of the State
Legislature, and of the select or common coun
cil of any city, commissioners of any incorpora
ted district, is by law incapable of holding ex
ercising at the same time, the office or appoint
ment of judge, inspector, or clerk of any election
of this Commonw en Ith, and that no inspector,
judge, or other officer of nny such election, shall
be eligible to any office, to he then voted for."
Also, that in the 1411, section of the act of
Assembly, entitled an "Act relating to excite..
tions and for other purposes," approved, April
16,1?49, it is enacted that the aforesaid 13th
erection "shall not be conch tied as to prevent any
militia officer or .borough officer from serving as
judge, inspector or clerk for any general or spe
cial election in this Commonwealth."
Pursuant to the provisions contained in the
670 section In the net aforesaid, the judges of
the aforesaid districts shall respectively take
charge of the certificate or return of the elec
tion of their respective districts, and produce .
them nt a meeting of one judge feint each dis h
trict, at the Court House, in he Borough of llun
tingdou, on the third day o cc the day of this e
lection, being for the present year on Friday. the
17th slay of October next, then and there to do.
anti perform the duties required by law of said
judges. Also, that where a judge by sickness
or unavoidable accident, is unable to nttend said
meeting of Judges, then the certificate of return
albresaid shall be taken charge of fit one of the
inspectors or clerks of the election of said ilk-
Wet, and shall do and perform the duties requi
red of said judge unable to attend.
Also, in the 61st section of said act, it is en
acted Clint "every general awl special election
shall be opened between the hours of eight and
ten its the forenoon, and shall continue without
interruption or adjournment until seven o'clock
in the evening, when the polls shall lio closed."
Given under my hand at Huntingdon, the 10th day
O . September, 1856, and of the Independence o the United States, the eightyvirst.
Sitanwee Oertcn, Sher(tr.
Hunt., September 10, 1856. S
gir Our friends in the different town•
ships by applying to Tuostss BALSCIi, Esq,
S. W. corner Fifth and Walnut Streets,
Philadelphia, will be furnished with Doc
uments bearing upon the Presidential
struggle, as they may be needed.
Fremont Club of Huntingdon.
The Club of this borough iv now pre
pared to furnish documents and procure
speakers for meetings, for the Clubs in
this County. Address the Cor. Sec. 'The
following is a list of the officers :
President—John Surnbaugh, Sr.
Vice 11esidents—Ptter Swoops, lion. Cleo.
Recording Secretary—Sara. 0, Whittaker.
Co; responding Secretary—L. H. Miles.
Executive Committeo—Wm. P. Orbison,l3.
Grafi., John Willinmeon, John Read, E. H.
Mil., Thom. Poll.lc.
`Au Irishman lately bought a family bi
ble, and taking it home, made his first entry
in it tbue: “Patrick O'ponobue--born Sept.
20th, 1000. egad ii years.
SAM. G. WHITTAKER. EDITORS.
Wednesday Morning, Oct. 15, 1858,
Forever float that standard sheet,
Where breathes the foe but fallsbefore us,
With Freedom's soil beneith our feet,
And Freedom's bannerstreaming o'er us!"
JOHN. C FREMONT,
FOR VICE PRESIDENT,
WM, L. DAYTON,
. • Who Supports Buchanan.
Stephen Arnold Douglas supports Bu
Preston S, Brooks supports Buchanan.
P. S, Herbert supports Buchanan.
Dave Atchison supports Buchanan.
Stringfellow supports Buchanan.
Gov. Shannon supports Buchanan.
Jefferson Davis supports Buchanan.
Isaiah Rynders supports Buchanan.
Marshal Donaldson supports Buchanan.
Judge Kane supports Buchanan.
Sheriff Jones supports Buchanan.
The Ballot Stuffers of California sup.
The Ilordor Thuffians all support Bu.
Mr. McMullen, M C., supports Bucks•
The. Slavery Extensionists support 13u•
Uncle Butler, of S. C., supports Bu
Col. Forney supports Buchanan.
Post Masters and Custom House officers
Wm. Lloyd Garrison supports Bu
Senator 'combs supports Buchanan,
Franklin Pierce supports Buchanan,
Cnleb Cushing supports Buchanan.
Rufus Choate supports Buchanan.
Martin Van Buren supports Buchanan
Chas. G. Loring supports Buchanan.
The new Daily paper (that is to be) in
Worcester will support Buchanan.
It is currently reported that the Devil
supports Buchanan, but tvE can't say, ha
ving no persona! acquaintance with either
of the gentlemen !
Thus we have among Mr. Buchanan's
supporters, the greatest traitor in the couu•
try. the most dastardly coward, the most
cold-blooded assassin, the greatest villains
of the Missouri border ruffian gang, the
drunken and discarded tool of Franklin
Pierce, the most open disunionist, the
roughest rowdy, the most unjust Judge.
the bogus sheriff, the man who backed
:Brooks in his assault on Sumner, the as
sailant of Gen. Granger, the Don Quixote
of the slave power, the only disunionist
in Massachusetts, and a Pretty general as
sortment of rogues of all description. Who
says Mr, Buchanan hal no supporters ?
Pass the list around.—Winche4ter (Mass )
Words Well Spoken.
Hon. Josiah Quincy, of Massachusetts,
now 85 years old, and still a young man,
has published the Address which he deli.
vered at Quincy last June. It is n most
stirring and able production, and we copy
the dedication :
"The question to be decided at the en•
suing Presidential election, is, who shall
henceforth rule the nation—the Slave
States or the Free States? All the as.
pects of our political atmosphere indicrte
an approaching hurricane, Whether it
shall sweep the Union from its foundation,
or whether it shall be prosperously wea
thered, depends under Heaven, on the
man whotn the people shall choose to pilot
them through the coming storm. In my
judgment, that man is JOHN CHARLES
FUEMONT. I have not, and never had,
any connection with the party that selected
him. Personally, I know him not; but 1
have rend the history of his life, and I. be
lieve htm to be a man as much marked out
by Providence for the present exigency of
our nation as Washington was for that of
our American Revolution. He comes from
where great men usually come, from the
mess of the people. Nursed in difficulties;
practiced in surmounting them ; Wien iu
council; full of resources ; sell•possessed
in danger; fearless and foremost in every
useful enterprise; unexceptionable In mor
als; with an intellect elevated by nature,
and cultivated in the laborious fields of du
ty-1 trust he is destined to save this Un
ion from dissolution ; to restore the Consti
tution to its original purity; and to relieve
that instrument, which Washington de
signed for tho preservation and enlarge•
ment of Freedom, from being any longer
perverted to the multiplication of Slave
States and the extension of Slavery."
Friends of Clay.
REMEMBER 1844! THE BLOODY HAND,
Who of you that were active in the ev
er memorable contest of 1844, that do not
remember that when Mr Clay was a can
didate for the Presidency in 1844, James
Buchanan and Gov. Bigler stumped the
State of Pennsylvania in company making
Democratic speeches. • Wherever they
spoke, Bigler repeated the stale and oft
reluted slander which Mr. Buchanan had
stated against Mr. Clay, and Buchanan
heard it and was silent. They both stood
under a banner with a bloody hand pails
ted upon it. Upon this banner were in
scribed the words : ~ l lenry Clay the
murderer of the lamentpi Cilley 1' And
the Democratic party have now the un•
blushing impudence and are constantly
guilty of the unpardonable effrontery of
appealing to old Clay Whigs to support
James Buchanan—the roan who of all
others should be the last to ask anything
at the hands of the friends of Mr. Clay,
unless, indeed, it be that degree of on
peeing contempt and loathing, which words ;
are not strong enough to define. Where
is the old Clay Whig who will vote for I
lames Buchanan, the vile traducer of the
purest patriot who ever raised his voice
to behalf of human freedom—for James
Buchanan—the man who sat quietly be
neath the bloody hand and lying inscrip
tion, 'Henry• Clay. the murderer of the
lamented ?" We thank God there
are but few such traitorous souls. But
what few there are, deserve to be constant•
ly haunted by a bloody hand pointing no
them the slow moving finger of scorh.
A gentleman (ruin lona, in writing to n
~pernocratic journal, assigns a variety of
reasons to account for the defeat of the
Dem cratic party in that State at the re•
cent election. He aims to encourge strong •
hopes that notwithstanding this defeat, the
Democratic party may succeed in the
Presidential election in November. One
reason that he assigns is, that it is quite !
Probable a Filltnore Electoral 'ticket will
be in the field, The Savannah „Gtvegian
and Journal cherishes a litre hope. It
-Time once was when we regretted Mr.
Fillmore's candidacy ; but that was be
fore the election in Missouri, Arkansas,
North Carolina and Kentucky, convinced
us that he is likely to carry no Southern
Stu?. Each of these was claimed by
his friends. In each his friends have
been vanquished, Our fear, a month
since, was that he might, by obtaining
Southern Electoral votes, carry the contest
into the House of Representatives. That
fear has ceased to exist.
"Assured now that the whole South is
safe for Buchanan, we join our northern
friends in approving the candidacy of Mr.
Fillmore. It is likely to do no harm. It
may do some good by contributing to the
overwhelming defeat which lIWIIitS black
Republicanism at the hands of Democra
"We join our Northern friends in appro
ving, the candidacy of Mr. Fillmore."—
Why so ? "It may do us some good."—
It may help us to elect Mr. Buchanan.—
That's the English of it Sensible men,
will you think of that
A LETTER FROM KANSAS.
We command the following letter.' to the
democrats of Huntingdon county. We are
personally acquainted with Mr. Funk, and
know him to be a man of veracity.
LEAVENWORTII, K. T., Aug. 27, 185 g.
JAMES 0. CARSON.—Ahr DEAR Ste i—This
will inforan you that I am in Kansas, and a
beautiful and lovely place it is. The climate
is line, and the soil very rich (so rich that
it would make good manure for the best of
your land) and if made a free State, will be
ono of the greatest States of the Union, but
unhappily, sir, wu have a let rible state of things
here, the wurst blood and passions of the peo
ple are terribly excited, and both parties are
marshaling their war forces for battle, and we
expecting every hour to hear of a bloody bat
tle being fouglit. I will state an briefly as
possible, the immediate cause of the present
warlike preparations. There have been du•
ring the summer a number of armed compa•
nine keel the south coining into the territory
and encamping immediately in the. free• State
settlements. fur the purpose of putting down
the free State men as was announced by their
own pal.ers. Tee.:o companies instead of go
ing to work, as good eitizens should do, con,
menced annoying the free State men by stat
ing their borsee end other property with a
view of provoking I fight. The free State
men applied to the Goveruor and other otlicem
of the territory, for protection and redress,
but could get none. The free State men bore
with this till it became ietelerable. 'Diet
then organized suave compauies, and have rc•
taken considerable of their property. Syp L it
of the free State 111611 that were driven fttffl
their claims were reinstated. SO outrages
as thew , were righted, and all done with greet
. • -
VOL. XXI. NO. 42.
moderation and propriety. The pro•elavery
men shot at the free State men from their
houses, through the cracks, and killed three
free State men and wounded *unbar. But
none of the pro slavery men were killed or
wounded ; they were taken prisoners and re•
leased on certain pledges. Col. Titus, a per
fect boast and monster, was marching to re•
lieve his party, and he and his company, e .
teen in number, were taken to Lawrence.—
The proalavery men of Lecompton had taken
six free State men that were traveling by their
town. On last Sunday a week, about nine
days since, Gov. Shannon and Dr. Roder
. . . .
irk went to Lawrence and adjusted the w' ole
matter up to that time, by exchanging prison.
ers and giving up the cannon and other arms
taken from the peoplo of Law'renee in May
last. This started the leaders.of the pro.sla.
very party at the Capitol, and they sentout ex
press riders three or four a day, for three days,
with the most inflamatory reports, over the ter
ritory, and all over the State of
The;t; bulletins stated that Lane's meo were in
the territory, burning towns, robbing Post•oflii•
ces, killing men, and that women and children
were fleeing for their lives, and that they were
playing the very Devil generally. Now Sir, I
assure you on my •honor ns a man and n gen•
tleman, that there is not one word of it true.
no person was killed, no hersou burned, no Post
office robbed, no outrage of any kind was com
mitted by the free State men. These various
and diverse reports were sent out to the world
in the form of extras printed at their office in
Leavenworth, some of them signed by such
men as Atchison Stringfellow and other lead.
ere of the party, as facts, when they know they
did not contain one word of truth. These men
are steeped in inattny so deep dint they do not
know what thane or decency is. They have
got a set amen here collected Thom the !livers,
Cities, and Slates South that are capable of any
thing, can be hired to do any thing. I will cite
you one instance. They were collecting their
war forces at this place, and among them was
a map of the name of C. Puget, that said pub.
lid,', that he would kill and sculp a free State
man before night. Ile left town in the after
noon for the military encampment, and at Pilot
Knob, two miles from town, he met a man co
ming trout Lawrence that Came into the terri•
tory - a few days bolero with his wife, had taken
her out and was returning with the horse nod
buggy when this fiend met him, killed him, and
took his scalp and carried the scalp into the
encampment, showed the scalp and was allow
ed to run on us a proper and fit person for them
to keep company with. No attempt Ens been
made to.urrent bins or bring him to justice.
This, Sir, in the way this law and order par
ty, as they cull themselves, execute the laws,
nor Lave they executed the laws any better,
in thousands of other instances. The only law
and order men here, are the Fine State teen,
and we are denounced all over the country by
the Border Rollins Pro-Slavery Democrats as
opposed to law and order, the laws here have
heen violated one hundred times by'the Pro ala•
very area, where they have been once violated
!by the Free-Stilt° men. The Free-State men
are a very greatly wronged, soaring and out.
raged people. They have shown their peewee-
Isle and torbearing disposition by their actions
and deportment here. They have petitioned
the Administration at Washington, time alter
time, for protection and redress of grievances,
and have been denied as often, till the last drop
in the cup of forbearance is exhausted, and wo
are closely driven to the wall. We have been
Moulted, our property taken from us, our con
stitution and civil rights invaded, the right of
speech denied us, and if ally person presumed
to speak out publicly, it was at the peril . of his
life or of being driven from the Territory in the
most violent and brutal manner. Our Eevolu•
unwary Fathers when they rebelled against
Englaud, bud not endured half the oppression.,
outrages and insults that we bare from this
Pro-Slavery Border Ruffian party here, protee.
ted and sustained by the Administration, at
Washington, and the leaders of the Democrat.
is parte, everywhere. By the Eternal, we have
been slaves long enough, we are now going to
be tree or light as our Fathers did. Sir, I have
very often seen these bloated-faced, red.eyed
ruffians arnsed.with bowie knife and revolver,
insulting honorable and decent men, because
they were Free State men, and these men en.
!sable of exciting nothing but loathing and
disgust, were protected by the leaders of the
Pro-Slavery party. Aye, Sir, hired and paid
for doing it.
I have not the pleasure of knowing now
where you stand in politics. I came Isere a
Democrat, and no I have been living for some
years in slave states, I bad pretty strong pro
slavery proelivitier, but when I came here and
saw how the Administration and leaders of the
party were bent on introducing slavery into
Kansas by the point or the bayonet, bowio
knife asid revolver—how the officers of the Ter
ritory bad all been appointed expressly, to ad
vance that end—how a U. S. Judge appointed
by the President and Senate, bad, on the mere
report of a packed and corrupt Grand Jury of
pro slavery mess—that this Judge (Lecompte)
should order that two printing presses and the
best hotel west of St. Louis, sad a bridge,
should be dostroyed as a nuisance. Thin, Sir,
has taken all Democracy out of me—starch
and all, nod I would now about as soon vote
for the D—l as for the candidate of the Border
Ruffian Pro-Shivery Democracy, There is not
one Free State man in the Territory that would
vote for old Buck, and thousands of them are
Democrats and never voted any other ticket.
JOHN M. FUNK.
The Washington Union, the national
organ of the "Democratic" party, says
that the honest and horoic free Laboring
Alen of Kansas.
"Are a miserable, blear•eyed rabble,
who have been transferred like so ratans
cattle to that country."
The New York Day book, one of the
two papers in New York city that sup
port James Buchanan, proposes to enslave
poor dlniericans, German and Irish, who
may fall into poverty and be unable to sup.
port their families. here are the Day
Book's exact words in speaking of the
poor while people:
" , Sell the parents of these children into
Slavery. Let our Legislature pass a law
that •vuorver will take these parents and
take care of them and their offspring. in
sickness and in health—clothe them, feed
them,'end house them, shall be ',gaily en
filled Is their services; and le; the saute
Legislature decree that whoever receives
these parents and their children; and oh.
tains their services, shall take care of them
as long as they lire."