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VOLUME III. , KNOXVILLE. TENN.;; .TUESDAY. JUNK 25, 1S01. . : ' NUMltKK 76.
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A. IllYL, Agent,
. KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE.
Of TBI 00NDIT1ON OF TUB
HAdO inn Finn
; INSURANCE COMPANY
Oat th 1st Da? of January, 181, made
lo accordance with h Law of
U 8 lata of Teaaeaaae.
Ut. Tin mine uf till Company u "The Lynchburg Hum
and Klre I imnranoa Cumpnuy," Md t looeteil t
M. The Rinnuiit ir Ciipll; J Stuck if $jdo 000 00
U. The tnimint of Ciipltnl - ' ' '
4 P P H0O.OM OO"
Amauut of B.in.U for Stock tu.Wiu 00 . 300,000 00
Thfeiindi ere pn by the Btockhol.le n for iwrt of
the VepiUI Stock with rk1 mcurity, eud we under the
DOBtrol of the B(ud of Dlrtvtora of tho Coiiipnny, who
here the rlijlit to rtquiro ellitlnal lecurity or the pay
ntenti of the einounU. If dmmvd necHeury, of the con
dition of the Company ihould ut any time require it, and
In cue of a failure or rufusal of any 8totkbotdr to rive
additional lecurity, or to py the amount of hit Iwn.l. or
any pert thereof, when required eo to do, the wholeof the
Stork held by the Stockholder eo tillinjr or refueiue ii
forfeited to the Company.
4th. The Aieeti of the Company eoniiit of
m. Amouuioi i&en on uand and In luud
!M. Beal kUwte,
td. Amouut ot Bondi owned by the 0on
, pany ee above,
4th. Amount of debt due Company, eernred
cy moripiKoe on l(u rotate, worth
a.mhlo the ainonnt nm uro.l, 04.100 00
fttta. Amount of dultte otherwiee eecured 1
6th. Amount of dobu for premium part
of tile above,
Tth. Amount of other aeenritiee, vli
. . j . , ... PRr va,,l mket valu
lit Bond of therlty of IVchlmrg, $'I6.WK) 00 ;w,4:i0 00
id. Stock of the Cit. Bank, do 2 000 00 8.'AK)00
d. Mortgage Bond of Va. t T. K R. 12 000 00 00
im. uo no ur.SAiex.no Zft.OdO 00
ftth. do do Va.Tunn. do 20.000 00
Mb. Bondi of Btate of Teftiieuee, 20,000 00
Becuritice No. 8, 4. t aud ti are
18,000 O J
$114.800 00 '.)8,2!)0 0C
6th. The ainonnt of the llabilitim of the Com
pany to Bauke and other creditor, $34,473 41
tu. The amount of UmHt equated aud due, none
Tth. The amount of Ixwkm adjnatwi A not due, 8,108 88
th. The amount of Lnee nowlimtoil. none
th. The ii do in (UHpeuiio, wnitlng
10th. The amount of ul if, rlninm at'iimt
in Uonipany. (ui.paid diviuvnda, tc.) 2.000 29
Tut: The grvatmt amount iwnnl in any
one risk, fl2.noOO0
12 No liiuitt t ti city, taivrn or villnL'c
l.ith. Not over ItiOOu to lie !xtx'i.il to burn by i (ii n.
14th. For Act of Incorporation, cu nixouiiuniyiinj ollirial
copy of Act marked "A."
YTe heniliy cwtify, That the fori'coii)(rtutimn'nt it inli.
tantially true ami correct to the IwhI of our knovrlnlga
audbcliof. JN KOBIN McDANIKL. I'renidunt.
C. T. WILMS. Secretary.
Ptt or Viroim.
County of Campbell City of Lynchbni g. to wit :
The forcg'Mng trttcment win awurn to ami hiiIjhci !
at thi City of LyuchbiirK, Viririnia. by Juhn ltnbiu Mo
IHnlcl. PnwMcnt, and Creed T. Willia, Biwietary. of th
Lynchburit Hoae and Fire Iiniurauce Company, tieloreme,
a Notary Public in and for the county uforenuid, tin the
44 lb. dny of January, 1861.
H. V HARRIS. N. P. (Sml )
The unrii'i-rlpned have, at the requmtof theLyuchburg
lloee and Piro Imurauce Omipanv. cxaiulmd the follow,
log lint of Bonda iu the foregoing tatcuieiit.nudducerti-
fy tneir value to tie an follow, vir.:
$.D40 Bond of 8tm kholders with peraoual
S-'i.00 R nuln of tho city of Lynchburg value
J.000 Citizen Saving Bank Sjork,
l'i.000 Mortgage Bond Va and Tenn RR.
fO.OOO Mortgage HoacU Va and Tuiin. RR
24,000 Mortgage Bond Orange aud Ab x. RR.
Tetal actual market vain of above aectiritle, f 180,170
WM. M. BLACK r OK D, Cnahler,
Exchange Bunk of Va, Lynchburg.
WM. L. tit' K.N OB, Caaliler.
Bank of Virginia, Lynchburg,
W. R. ABBOTT.
Of P. T. button A Co., Eaiikem. Lynchburg, Va.
Statc of Vieoisit.
County of Can.pbell City of Lynrhlmrg, to-wit:
Tbofor jgoing ceitincate waa thi day tigned and ac
knowlwlged before me, a Notary Pulilio, in and for the
county aforeaaid. by Wm. M. 1:1m k ford. Caaliinr of the
Kxchauge Biink of Virginia, at Lynchburg; William 1..
tywnce, Cahir of the Bank of V'l inia. at Lvnchhurg ;
and W. H. Abbott, of the tirm of P. T. Fulton A Co,
Banker in Lynchburg, and they everally declared that
I hey owned aoatoek leaaid Company, and that they wer
aowia lntrtd tlwrein.
Ulven under my hand and aenl, al the city ot Lynch
burg, in the county aud State atorceaid. this tin 24th day
of January, 1881, II, V. HAKKld, N. p. Otal.)
NaaHviu. Tmm.. Jan. 20.1S01.
Till I to certify, That the Lynchburg lloee and Fire
la.nrance Oomany, locatnl at Lynchlmrr. In tho State
f Tirglnln. hi ooaiplled with all the, requirement of th
Code, on theaubivct . f foreign lnmirauce CorHiratona,
ta Section. Hue Ui 160" incluaive, e well a the Act of
24lh of Harch, B60. Chapter 21A, (Section TO. reipilrlng a
deuoaitewith the Comptrollernf twenty thounaud dollar
4 ix per cent. Bondof th State.
And that J. A. Bayl i th legally authoriaed Agent of
aid Compuny in th city of Knoxville, Stat of Tenne
ee. imir'-tn J. T. M'NLAI'. Otmvtrnller.
tf W. P KLLI'JTT, .la, in the legally aotlior red
Ageut of tbeaaid Company, to take riik in all theCoun
tie iu Kaat Ten tie.., except Knox.
0f A ainglc bottle of BPALDINU'8 PRKl'ARKI) OLL'H
, will lave ten time it cott auuually."V
SPALDING'S PUEPARED GLUE !
SPALDING'S PREPARED GLUE I
SPALDING'S PREPARED GLUE t
' ' BATE TIIK PIKCK8I
A lTtcl!i Tmi Favm NtXB."k
A arciaatitawill hapwn, even In well regulated fami
ne. It a vary aertrabl" to have ami cheap and conven
ient way for repairing furniture, Toy, Crockery, Ac.
SPALDING'S PREPARED GLUE
meet all i'h emtrgencle. and no honaeJiold caa afford
to b without it It alway ready, and as to tb atlck
iag peiat. lTgEF(JL EVERY jI0CSE
K B A Brah aemaipanie h BetUe.- Prlea, 25
MEVRT C. SPALDING.
, H. W Cedar Street, Mew Tork.
A. certain anarlnclnlKt perannl re attempting to palm ,
dlnath anwMctlng aablic imiutloa. af my PRK
- PARED OLl'R. 1 wanld caaiioa all perMoa to examine
brf.r yaichaatag, aad aa that th full aane, ;
evfa tb oatatil wrapper; all vthw arwadUA( coaa
w. a. Hit OWN LOW.
Term of ubacrljiilon.
()n copy, on yeur. iu advance 3 00
Thrw coploa, oua year, In advance.. t t
Kive eopie. one year, iuadvaova 11 (K)
4lU.nilttauuo can b muda through th foil OKtv,
at our rink, w hen the receipt of th t'uat mauler la taken
for th amount Cirwardvd.
.. . Kate of Advrtlf,tif , .. -i.
twur u m or Koju-ABWi m'a( mi "Ur.
On iqnare, or Ion, on lurtion. tu cent.
JSach nbqueDt inanrtlon Mt eeni.
Kw:b adlilloual quar will b charged at the abot
The nnmber at Insertion muMlt marked uptm tin
margin, or tlie advertlacmeut will l,e ln.i ted until urdrr
ti out, and charged aiicordingly.
AttmrturmtnU ul in dnublr. column will tit churned Doll
A liberal discount will b made to thota ahoadrortlae
by the year.
Alt traniimtadMrtitrmmti nuit If paid for in adKincr,
r latinfactarg rtS'.rtnc given.
Tdy MoriilitK, June , 1861.
Held at Grkkneville, on tht
June, 1861, and preceding dayt.
.j SECOND SESSION.
FIHBT DAY. .
Grinevii,lb, Tenn., June 17r18Gl.
The Convention met this day la pursuance
of the following cull : , " i
' EAST TENNESSEE CONVENTION.
Pursuant to a Resolution (adopted on the
31nt May, by which the Convention adjourned
to meet at such time and place as the l'resi-
i j & in.. r f,.. . , . .
ucu'' rlct 1 restucm in nis absence, may
oeirnnine ana pnoiisn, I Hereby notify and
request the member of the Convention to
meet in Greeneville, on Monday, 17th day of
June, loot. 1HOMA8 A It. flKLBOS,
Joneshoro', June 11, 1861. I'rttidenl,
lUa memben or the Convei-tion Assemble
at the Court House, anil were culled to orde
at 4 o clock l' M., by the President, the Hop
i.'. .av.". . j 4nvA '"J.- ,.
i ire Prrtitimtt present, John Williams,
Knox, nnd Wm. IlEi8Xii.r.,Jbf Munroe.
Si-mtarif. John M. Flkminu, of Knox.
Astinlant Secretary. J. Moniiok Mkkk,
On motion of Mr. Huiskell, ef Monroe, the
roll of counties wug culled, when the follow
ing delegate! were reported in attendance:
I. It of Delegate.
L. C. Houk.
J. G. Spears. ' ...
W. T. Dowell. H. J. Henry, J. R. Frow, Sol
omon Farmer, Lavater Wear, A. Kirkpatrick,
F. M. Cruse.
3. G. Brown, R. M. Edwards.
j J. A. Cooper.
A. Tipton, Wm. Marsh, L. Slasrnl, T.M. Hil
ton, L. Carter, W . B. Carter, H. Slagal, J.
Emmet, D. Stover, J. Hendrickson, J. G
Lewis, . J. Crutcher, J. Perry, IJ. P. Ancel,
V. Singletary, J. L. Bradley, B. M. G. O'itrien,
C. P. loncray, Robert W illiams,- John M.
Smith, C. Wilcox, H. C. Smith. . . 4 1
J. W. Clarke, P. Easterly, G. L. Torter, W
Nicely, J. Bible, Win. Wood, W. Graham, W,
Hornett, S. H. Inman, V. A. Campbell.
I . z Claiborne. . ' t
E. E. Jones, V. Jnyers, J. J. Bunch, J. J.
oewell, U. Jewell, r. Jones.
R K Byrd (alternate.)
11. O. Lea, D. C. Setter, E. L. Tate, James
James, Jno. lirooks. j
3. P. McDowell, W II Crawford, T D Arnold
Charles Gas, Peter Harmon, 3 V IIoltinge't
J U Uobson, K A Crawford, James Jones, S 11
Baxter, David Rush, Israel Woolsey, 'W
Walker, J Easterly, B Earnest, N Earnest" B
Sherfie, John Love, J Myers, Geo Kinne'i
Jones, Anthony Moore, J Brannon, " Ker
baugh, 0 Harden, Jacob Bible, B McDannel,
A V Howard. O M Vestal. J O Re Wm
Cavender, D O Vance, Thos Dav'. K Davis,
3 W Harold, John Jones, Solomoi1 GooJ s
McGaughey, Hon D L Patterson. John Malo
ney, Charles Johnson, Alex!ider A Lane,
Ab Harmond, W. I) Culver. "J J Britton, J
Brittonjr., Geo F Gillespi Robt Johnson,
H B Boker, Click, Dr Wm wpt. Jm" A
Oalbreatb, W R Brown, D McClelland.
Jobn Netherland, Jolin Blevins, W C Kyle,
A A Kyle, C W Hall, JAm 'h'te, C J Mc
Kinney, II Mitchell, A T t"lt, A B Keel,
Tboi Benny. y
Uancock. $ '
Chas L Barton.
S K Korthlngton, J H rrris, B C Nortb
ington.J W M Grai L Venable, J H Vaugit
Alet Baker, A U Smith, Jobn Murphy, A G
Shown, H P Murphy, Kemp Murphy, K
Cutler, Samuel Howard. J morris.
JLCoile, Kev J R Birchfield, K B Swaan,
M Tboroburgh, Jobn Thornhiil, R D Ranking
N Newman, 8 A Sawyers, Ed West, Wm Har
ris, John Alderson, L McDaniel, W Kirkpat
rick, G K Hcrnggg, J P Swann, Dr Samuel An
derson, Wm Jones, Wm Dick. Dr Cawood, J
I 111 I li k il l t I
i III I V Hi t I III I i
Ur A A Caldwell,
L I peeper, Joliu Tale.
Henry Roberts, II R CI
itip, A Iiiomuion,
Dr R Snead, T A Smith,
C CalleD, D W
, J D French, Hum
Parker, A Davis, P A Rtibl
McCammon, J K Bunker, A
itl tw Knott, Q M
Hazen, John Williams, Horle liavnard. John
Baxter. 0 F Triglf, Joh.n Sjitb ' Jas VjtTeU,,
John M Flen?ing, A G Jacklkon, Vr W A Rod-
gers, w u Hrownlow, John Devcrs, Loais
Letsingcr, O P Temple, A P lUmbo.
Dr B Franklin, Wm HeUkcII. !
' Morgan. . ; j-
ELnngley, T H Davis. J M Melton. J Stone-
cipher, Ucv W K Jackson, S Clloneycutt.
D C Trewhitt, S McCaleb, Wm ClifL
W 0 Brownlow (alternate.) '
John McGaughey, A 0 Derrick G
Bridges, M D Auderson, W D Van Dyke.
T J Matthews.
WM Biggs, W JCopeland.
(Not represented.) '
3 T Shelley, R K Byrd. W B Stalev. TI
Tipton, F M Wylie, M Rose, J W Bowman, V
Aiexanaer, u ' llarrieoD, J J West, Go
Littleton, J II Johnston, W J Hornsby, Ir"
uuiiir, J AUKisson, l J Mason. Jo Anderao
ya, J a lliigler, L M Wester.
S C Honeycutt, (alternate.)
John Caldwell, J Cate.H Mount, J II Cali
well, Jno Douglas, J K Franklin. L D Ale
ander, E Hodges, D McCrosky, Sam PickenK
J T Havis, Rli Hodsden, D M Ray, J 0 Mur
phy, Wilson Duggan, O Inman, Rev. Jatuiii
Cummings, F L Kmmert. , , T
. . h
Sullivan." . ' : )
3 She waiter, J Lynn. GR Netherland, II
Irick, J Hughes, Dr R L Stanford. ' '
'.f Wutljngton. I "
OA Earner J F Mtinney. J SJack-.SN
ji aiaxwuii, a j uruMii, i Uiann, Dr. w
Smith, J A Kites. Dr. II II Palmer, E KcejelJ
ur. u n .uiLiin, ii Vi (eleun, E ti Harvey,
Unas Dr J W lUen, I V il- u-,' . .
, - - .....,m , a iviijH IV OICIU-)
mons, W M Reese, A BTadlock, J W Dcad-
crick, G W Wilson, J BidUle.U Pressnel, U
h Gillespie, TS Gillespie, Jno Pennybaker,
UMMcKce, D M McFall, E WOugbbrougbl
J W Ellis, W Glaze, 8 West, M II Clark, E ij
Matthews, D Ouk, TAR Nelson," P H Orinhnui
Union. . j.'
J W Tborubuigb, Isaac Bayltss, M V NbbIi
rnt.i .i. -
. j. uiiuiry, (Hlteruittti.J
On motion of O. W. Bridge?, of Mt MInn,
JMr. E. S. Langley, who appeared as an alter.
finic ueiegate irom tue county of Fen tress, jn
nuaie lennessee, was admitted to a seat in
The deliberations of the Convention er
tlien opened with prayer, Ly Rev. Jamk Cum
minus, of Sevier, as follows :
Almighty (id I our great Creator, our kind
j-icciTcr, nuu our gracious iieueemer. we
have assembled here, at the request of our
ffuow-cuiEeus,ag tnouknowest, in order that
by exchanging our views, respecting the evils
w;bich have been brought upon our country
by those who are endeavoring to destroy our
government, tinder w hich we, as a nation,
hifve eo wonderfully prospered. But being
yvare of our short-sightedness, and liability
te'i err, we would humbly and earnestly im-
pliore the enlightcnings of Thy Holy Spirit,
thht e may be able to accomplish the object
for which we were chosen, in the best possible
manner. And Ob, Divine Sovereign of tbe
Universe, we pray Thee to defeut those who
ftre endeavoring to break up our inestimable
ftovernment, and sustain and relieve '.hose
who are now deprived of tbeir Constitutional
; privileges. We have to acknowledge that, as
a nation, we have not appreciated our civil
and religious privileges, but have abused Thy
Thee, our Heaveuly Father, to pardon our na
tional sins, allay tbe fierce and hostile excite
ment that prevails in many sections of our
country, suppress the further shedding of
oioou in civil war. urant, we beacecn Th,
0 Lord, that we may again become a united
people, secured in the tnjoyment ot our for
mer inestimable civil and reiigiour privileges,
and to Thy great and glorious name, Father,
Son and Holy GhoBt, we will ascribe present
and everlasting praises. Amen. '
On motion of Mr. Maxwell, of Washington,
the members of tbe Business Committee, ap
pointed at tbe Knoxville session of this Con
vention, were retained upon said Committee,
so far as they are now in if tendance, and, up
on tbe same motion, it was ordered that the
President by appointment supply any vacan
cies that may appear upon said committee.
Mr. Krle. of Hawkins, asked that Hon JnnS
Netherland be substituted In bit place on tbe
Mr. Logan, of Washington, asked that J.
W. Deaderick be substituted for bim.
Tbe Committee tbui constituted, stands as
C. F. Trigg, of Knoi, ' '
A. T. Smith, of Johnson, r
W. H. Carter, of Carter. .-.
J. W. Deaderick, of Washington
Jai. P. McDowell, of Greene, t
n. L. Stanford, of Solli van,
Jobn Netherland, of Hawkins,
' Jas, P. Swann, of Jefferson,
Samuel Pickens, of Sevier.
Charles L. Barton, of Hancock,
W. T. Dowell, of Blount,
Monroe Mock, Wiley Foust,
w w '
Wm. IMskcll, of Monroe,
W. . Htaley, orKnane,
D. C. Trewhitt, of Hamilton, ( ,
R. M. Edwards, of Bradley, , a
J. Stoneciphcr, of Morgan, '
L. C. Houk, of Andcriton,
W. G. Brownlow, of Marion, (alternate,)
J. A. Cooper, of Campbell, .
G. W. Hiidgen, of Mi-SJioB, ..
T. J. Matthews, ofMcigS, '
R. K. Byrd, of Cumberland, (alternat,)
Wm. M. Biggs, of Polk,
J. G, Spean. of Bledsoe,
E. E. Joues, of Claiborne,
Isaac Bayless, of Union,
H. G.Lea, of Grainger,. -P.
Easterly, of Cocke, ,
S. C. Honeycutt, of Scott, (alternate,)
E. S. Langley, of Feulretis, (alternate.)
On motiou, Messrs. R. Johnson, Britton,
Rankin, McDowell, and Vance, of Greene,
were appointed as a Committee to provide for
the conv enience and comfort oi thej Conven
tion during its session.
And then, ou motion of Fleming, of Knox,
the Convention adjourned till 8 o'clock to
night. XiobT Session.
Convention met at the Court House pursu
ant to adjournment.
On motion of Mr. Netherland, of Hawkins,
it was ordered that all resolutions and docu
ments offered to the Convention should be
first read and then referred to the Committee
on Business without debate.
Various propositions were offered and re.
ferrcd to the Committee under the rule.
Mr. Fleming, of Knox, offered the following
Iletolved, That the membess of the State
Legislature, now in attendance upon the Con
vention be and they are hereby requested to
remain with us, until final and decisive action
has been had by the Convention.
Under a suspension of the rule, the resolu
tion was unanimously adopted.
On motion of Mr. Bunker, of Knox, the
Convention adjourned till 8 o'clock to-morrow
SECOND DAY Mohnino Session.
Tuesday, June 18.
The Convention met in the Grove, pursuant
to adjournment, and was opened with prayer
by Rev, Mr. Dobson, of Greene.
On motion of Mr. Bull r, of Johnson, a
.,.. ..-I 1... ..1 1.. .u. 11
viMniinrc nuuuiuiru ut me i i na-
Ihe following geuUeiien constituted laid
Committee : j-
Messrs. Honk, of Andron, Spears, of Bled
poe, Kirkpatrick, of Blount, Cooper, of Camp
bell, Stover, of (Niter, Bjitler, of Johnson,
Ionian, of Cocke, Sewell, of Clnibcrnc, James,
of Grainger, Crawford, of (treene, A. A. Kyle,
of Hawkins, Barton, of Hantock, Meek, of Jef
ferson, Jackson, of Knox, Fpnklin, of Monroe,
Melton, of Morgan, McUaughey, of McMinn,
MatthewH, of Meigs, Copeland, of Polk, Shel
ley, of Roane, Alexander, of Sevier, Nether
land, of Sullivan, Weetof Washington, Thorn
burgh, of Union.
Uu motion of Hon. Horace Maynard, of
Knox, it was ordered that a Committee of five
be appointed by the Chair to report to the
Convention a basis of voting and ail necessa
ry rules of debate. , -
The following were appointed on snid Com
Maynard, of Knox, Maxwell, of Washing
ton, A. Tipton, of Carter, Alexander, of Roane,
White, of Hawkins. '
Various resolutions were presented and re
ferred to tbe Committee under the rule.
Convention adjourned till 2 o'clock P. M.
Convention met at tbe College building
pursuant to adjournment.
Mr. Maynard, from the Special Committee,
on the basis of voting, ic, submitted the
Jictolvd. That upon a call of tbe ayes and
noes, each county shall be entitled to one
votcadditional for every thousand votes cast
in the county at the recent election, and for
each fraction exceeding five hundred, and tbe
Secretary is instructed to prepare a scale in
conformity with tun rule.
Iletolved, That for the purpose of facilitating
the vote of tbe Convention, the members ffom
each county are directed to appoint their 0o
chairman, who shall ascertain and report ihe
sense of tbe delegation upon any proposition.
netotvea, inai tne ayes and toes may J6
canea upon any proposition by any hve mem
bersol tlie Convention
Jiemlved, That in debate no county shall
be heard but once upon any question by its
delegation until every other county desiring
to speak shaTf have been heard.
Iletolved, That the call for tbe previous
question shall be sustained by a majority of
all the members.
The report was unanimously adopted. ,
Other resolutions were presented and refer
d to the committee under the rule.
Convention adjourned till 8 0 clock to
THIRD DAY Morning Session. '
Wehnesday, June 19.
Convention met pursuant to adjournment.
and was opened with prayer by Rev. Mr.
Holtsinger, of Greene." "
The Ccnvention wai aTBressedt lenirth br
several members, and therebeing do business
befoie It thi morning, . -.
On motion it adjourned till J P. M. ,
ArTRRNOOR Sessiow '
Convention met at 2 o'clocV, " " ' .
Mr. Trigg, of Knox, from the Business Com.
mittee submitted their report at length.
Mr. Tetrfile. of Knox, presented a series of
t resolutions and gave notice that he would
1 offer them as a substitute for part of the
After considerable debate, participated In 1
by Hesse. Batter, Havis, t lift, Brown, Myers,
Swann, Tbarnburgh, Arnold, Carter, Temple,
. and others,
' On motion, the auhalitiit and the'l. ft.
, i ' m ) r
olution of the Committee were refered back
to the Committee for a furth-r report to-mor-'
Convention adjourned till 8 o'clock A. M.
FOURTH DAY.M0RNIK0 Suasion.
1 ' Tni afDAT J une 20.
1 Convention met vt the Wi..l boot and
opened with prayer by Kev. Mr Milburn, of
Mr. Murphy, of Johnson, offered A resolu
tion restricting debate, which after amend
ment was adopted M follows :
Retained, That no member of this Conven
tion, except the chairman of the Committee
whose report may be under consideration shall
be permitted to speak longer than fifteen
minutes on anyone proposition, unless allow
ed to proceed by the convention.
Mr. Trigg, from the Business Committee
again submitted their report.
After much discussion Ihe Declaration of
Grievances and Resolutions were finally
dopted ai follows, without division :
DECLARATION OF GRIEVANCES.
We the people of East Tvnuesce again as
sembled in a Convention of our Delegates,
make the following declaration in addition to
that heretofore promulgated by us at Knox
ville, on the 30th and 31st days of May last.
So far as we can learn, the election beld in
this State on the 6th day of the present
month, was free, with but few exceptions, in
no part of the State, other than East Tennes
see. In the larger parts of Middle and West
Tennessee, no speeches ordiscuisions in favor
of the Union were permitted. Union papers
were not allowed to circulate. Measures were
taken in some parts of West Tennessee, in
defiance of the Constitution and laws, which
How folded tickets, to have the ballot cum
bered in such manner as to mark and expose
the Union votes. A Disunion paper, the Nash
ville Gur.ette, in urging the people to vote aa
1 pen tick t, declared that " a thief takes a
pocket book or effects nn entrance into for
bidden places by stealthy means a tory, in
voting, usually adopts pretty much the same
course of procedure." Disunionista, in many
places, had charge of the polls and Union
men, when voting, were denounced as Lin
colnites aud Abolitionists. The unanimity of
the votes in many large counties where, but
a few weeks ago, the Union sentiment was so
strong, proves beyond doubt that Union men
were overawed tv tne tvruntiv ot me nuli'u
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Memphis, where 5(J13 votes were cast.tit five?-
f reemeii had the courage to vote for the Un
ion and these v. ere stigmatised in the public
press a " ignorant iruitors who opposed the
popular edict." Our earnest appeal to our
brethren in tbe other divisions of the State,
was puiilished then only to a email extent,
and the members and names of those who
composed our Convention, as well as tbe
counties they lepresented, wire suppressed
and the effort made to Impress the minds of
the people that East Tennessee was favor
able to Secession. The Memphis Appeal,
a j rjii.inetit Disunion paper, publish
ed a l'ale account of our proceedings under
the head " the traitors in council" and
styled uj, who represented every county but
two in East Tennessee " the little batch of rfii
affeeted traitor who hover arouud the noxious
atmosphere of Andrew Johnson's home."
Our meotit gwas telegraphed to the New Oi
leans Delta, and it was falsely said that we
had pas Bed a resolution recommending sub
mission it 70,000 votes were not cart aeaiutt
Secession. The dispatch added that the
Southern rioutt men are uktkumiked to
hold possession er thi State thcloh they
BHOt'LD be in a minority. Volunteers were
allowed to vote in ana out of the State in
flagrant violation of the Constitution. From
the moment tbe election was over, aud before
any detailed statement of the vou in tbe 4jifler.
ent counties had been publit,ben, and before
it was possible to ascertain the remit, it was
exultingly proclaimed tbat separation bad
been carried by from 00,000 10 70,000 Votet.
This was to prepare the public mind to enable
" the Secessionists to hold possession of tbe
State though they should be in a minority."
Tbe final result is to be announced by a Dis
union uovernor, whose exinteuce depends
upon the success of secession, and no provis
ion is made by law for an examination of tho
vote by disinterested persons, or even for con
testing tbe election. For these and other
causes, Ve dd not regard" the result of th
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. rrW'of the Tysntn.of Tennessee. Had the
election everywoere been conducted an it waa
in fiast lennessee, we would entertain a dif
ferent opinion; Here,' no effort was made to
suppress secession papers, or prevent seces
sion rpeechei or votes,' although, an over
whelming majority olibe people were against
secession. Here, no effort has beet made to
prevent tbe formatioa'of military companies
pr obstruct the transportation of armies, or to (
prosecute those who violated the laws of the
Doited States and of fennivsce agaiust treas
on. The I nion men of East Teuneuee, am
ions to be neutral In the contest, were con- ,
tent to enjoy their own opinions and to allow .
the utmost latitude of opinion and action to
those wbo differed from them. Had the same
toleration prevailed In other parti of the
Slate, we bave no doubt that a majority of our
people would bave voted to remain ia tbe Un-,
ion.('But, f this view ii erroneous we bave
tbe lame (and, as we think, n mum better,)
right to remain In the GomniMrnt ef tbe
i'nited States, than the otherdii )-i..V of Ten-'
nesnee bare to eecede from i. . , ,
We prefer to remain attucLii k the Oov
ernment ol our fathers. Th 'otiitutioa of "
the United States has done u no wrong. The '
Congress of the Cnited State ba fiassed 00
taw to oi'tireis us. Tbe Pretideat of the
United States has made nrllLbreat against the
law abiding people of Tennessee. Under the
Government of tbe Cnited Sta'e. we have .
enioved as a nation more of civil and raliaHnn
Vfdom 'than any other people ander the
whole heaven. We believe there u no canae
for rebellion or secession on tht part ef tbe
people of lie one see. Neat Mm assigned by -