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KXOXVILLE, TENX, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 1867.
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THE KNOXVIUE WHIG.
Knoxvi'Je, Tenn., March 6, 1867.
Proceeding or the I'nlon Convention.
In 'nir issue la? t week, we published part of the
proceeding' -f lLo KcruV.ii..- State- Co.iver.L'Mi of
the 22i. We herewith give th. imainder of tho
pr.H-oo.linc;' of that ereat Convention.
l.lhT OF Iir.LF.OATE".
Below is m complete lift of tlio J.jIpgRlc! in allen
rlnc, whili d't not comprise ImnJrcda of others
who were selected by the several counties, but who
found it impracticable to be present:
Andrson Jarr.OB A. Douhlj, (5eo
JaniM '. Kny, L. C. Houk.
Henlon-J. L. M.Glohon. M. H. Bland.
JJradiey D. M. NoUon, W. . V.'hite, Sum. H'inl,
W. M. Wilhoil, J. J. Kelly, C. II. Wethcrly, W. L.
( Vf, J. II. Clinm.
Blount T. II. l.naldf.m, . T. rarhnin,
Cunningham, F. 1. FulkiriMm, Y. C. Ednionpon
nindco- J. W. I'omco, Cnplain J. 1. Walker.
Bedford Hon. Jame Mulling Hon. William
iri.nrr .lohn I'. Brown. Win. S. Jackson, .1.
Bullock, Win. Taylor, B. i. Oreen, James C. Mar
tin, John F. Kinp, M. S. Jones, 1). F. Chambers,
Col. Kobert (ialbraith, Geo. W.Wright, Jno. Slurry,
J. B. Holt, C. C. PitU, John DouglafB, Samuel Low,
W. B. FurKeron, John K. Shoflncr, Slopes Marshall,
Arh Turntine, Geo. A. Jenkin, Arch Couch, Jno.
C. Coldwell, Sr., Wm. ( Joflinp, Col. Lewi" Telliman,
Maior John Wonbnni, II. C. llotVinnn.
Campbell K. Ioger?.
I'urter- Major A. Tipton, II. C. Smith,
Cumberland John 1- Slullinow.
Claiborne Furney Jonef.
Cocke--Col. Jo. l'.iwell.
("ollec Wm. Crane, F. B. (uayle.
Cannon A. F. Todd, J. I,. Cawthron,
Smith, Wm. ('. Todd.
Cheathani K. B. HarriF, S. V. Martin,
Hinklev. F. F. SIilcv, J. M. Falmer, SI. SI.Hillard,
J. II. F. Curfman, Hon. Joseph Hudson, A. F.
Bmkby, I). Nichols, W. B. Nichols.
Ci.rroll Cyrus Wilson, W. W. Wood, John Nor
man, S. W. Hawkins.
I'uvidson John Trimble, John Hugh Smith, IX
IX Dickey, Win. Shane, SI. SI. linen, H. H. Har
riHin. S. B. Brown, S. C. Mercer, Travis Winham,
J S. Hull, J. J. Swicsart, John Lawrence, (ieorpe
Bo, k with, Joh Wilson, K. W. Sletcalf, Ed. U.
(Jowen. I). II. Mason, Alci. Carter, D. W. Feabody,
A. Loverin, J. Huntington, H. Jl. Sibley, J. B.
Mitchell, N. Derby, L. D. Uogle, Wm. SI ills, A. E.
Alden, W. L. Lord, Levi Dell. J. SI. Kerchival,
John Kuhni, John Chumbly, K. J. Slorris, li. II.
Allen, John Yotk, James Davis, IX K. Knaffle, F.
Goll, John S himniler, F. W. Sparliti-;, A. Bour
strrn, L. Huth, T. SI. Schleier, Jno. Bitter, D. Jans
pn, Bufus Henry, Charles Sayers, SI. Hefty, l'aul
Hoffman, W. Slundy, Ilenny Kucniektirf, F. A"ei?c,
Charles Nelson, John ) Neifl, W. K. Danley, Henry
Stone, Bobert B. Cain, Edward Campbell, K. S.
Tulhill, Jos! II. Capps, Judgo Cnrey, S. G. Woods,
il. G. Seovel, M. li. Kocklo, A. S. Chadbourne, D.
C. Miller, James Ca vert, K.J. Sample, Sam Tri( h-
etf. C. SI. Donaldson, L. Crumb. W. II. Moan, za
. . w r , lllnol T.illTl
o Dodd K. V. l'orter, A. O. Sanford, li. G. Jami-
Sullivan -A. J. Hull, James . Crockett, John j
Union L. Huddleson, Capt. J. W . BraDson,
Laac Bayless and Hon. A. A. Snoderly.
Van Buren J. B. Bodcers.
Washington S. J. W. Lucky, Y. V. C. Nelbon,
Lt. II. H. Kellev. J. Milton Sendder, Col. C. A.
Earr.es, Nat. B. Owen.-, Col. S. Ii. Fatten, Capt.
Geo. E- Grish.iiii.
Wavne T. J. Cypsrt. SI. S. Lnw.on, J. J. Por
ter, W- F. Bumpae?, C. C. Steblling, Samuel Gra-
it's, J. W. Bumpus-s, G. E. Huckalee, M. S. Law
s' n, W'. Y. Bumpuss.
Warren Lewis F. Jaulkn-r.
Wenkiy W. H. Carlelon, 11. H. Drury, C. I'n
, d'rwood and Harvey Drury.
White Col. S. 1'arkcr, Geo. W. A nderson, Thos.
1 Stewart, Wm. Bosson, Wm. 11. Wilhite, James
Gracy, Gej II. Hill.
Williamson Win. P. Campbell, A. W. Colby, J.
C. Biggus, Henry Potts, J. SI. Skinner, Ilugh Ed
ingto.'Gilford Dudley, J.T. Andrews. Adam White,
Horatio Smithson, Dr. IX B. Clin", A. W. Moss, Dr.
; W. SleFall, and J. C. Bliss.
Wilson W. L. Wuters, W. 11. Goodwin, N.J.
I Bryant, SI. A. Price, Slaj J. W. Chun.h, Elia Btir-
bee, Joseph Sloiley, E. 11. Sl. xliy.
I Judge North, whilo ths convention was uTVitiUu
! the action of tho Comnitteo on Besolutions, was
vociferously called on to address the assemblage.
He said that he hud been called on for a speech,
but had none. When be had heard read the resolu
tions last r.dopted, he felt that he would like to, have
n s peech--a good one, and press it on tho attention
of the convention. When he thought of tho great
things which had been accomplished during Gov.
Brownlow s administration, he ceuld not help feel
ing tho'. " yintoil t-i "otnrl
ncient ynrm ot put iio sctoo;-, .jTn every
in the State. He was reminded of a little incident
that occurred some two hundred years ago. Gruat
t.,ir r;.-T,i tliev shall come. Five
years ago we were powerless and underfoot; now wc
arebackinpower,you rascals. Next time there is any
running to do, yon rebels may do it. It is your
turn we shall stand fait.
We are assembled here to-day on the first camp
ground to enlUt recruits to fight the summer cam
paign. If you want to see what we have ga;iied in
the 1h;-1 few weeks, see my black regiment in the
gallery. We have such recruit, all over Tennessee.
The negro who would vote for a rebel, or a conser
vative which is tho same thing ought to bo cru
cified this very night, without mercy. But you
can t find such a one. Ask bitn who he intend- to
vot" for, and bo will whi.-per in your ear, " Govern
or Brownlow.'' (The speaker here tol l a very ef
fective anecdote, which we are forced to omit.)
Now I'm going to quit talking. 1 never saw a
better looking crowd in my life. You are not reb
el;. f.r I know a rebel ns'soon as I clup my eyes
on him. I f"e three or four here, and yonder is one
, dodging now. Loud laughter and cheering.
Hold on to your political religion, and increaso in
grace and grow in faith that is, hale a rebel or a
Conservative more nnd more every day.
, Judge Houk closed amidot a tumult of applause.
No report can give the force of his remnrks, much
(.f which depended on tones, gesture"- and attitudes,
not to be represented on paper.
i Judge Wisener here announced that, in order to
! reach the train on which he was to leave the city,
he would have to vacate tho chair. He called to
the tbair Col. Samuel Tarker, of While county,
: one of the Vice-Presidents.
j RE10H1' OK COM M IT X EL O.N KLrOLL I IoN.-.
! The committee- on resolutions presented the lol
j lowing report as the rciult of their laltor :
i " e. tne representatives oi mo loyai peopie oi
are mankiui 10
c m uic t-f '.he
I'uited State; over the army of traitors, who sought
to destroy tho beet government ever known to man,
announced as scon as possible through tho newspa- j they went there and helped to resolve that the war
pers, in accordance with a resolution to that effect was a fnilure, and now they tell you that they are
adopted by the convention. As far as constituted, tho only true Union men. "They viit you withcon-
by the hand and put them in place and power.
, he Ctd!d not help feel- ! " rreseuiu, 01 .u .
etc ls fxrellence, an cf-. I Tennessee, in convention assetnbieJ, f
jo: open .i f,vory child Almigaty ".o.kI Ibc success o"
Britain had sent commissioners to her colonxs to j thereby saving us and our posterity the blessings
inquire into their condition. Theso officials had
called upon tho Governor of (Connecticut, and had
been informed that one-fourth of the entire revenue
of tho commonwealth was devoted to education.
They were, on tho contrary, told by the Governor
of Virginia that no sd.ooK were fostered in that
State, nor printing presse". and he hoped nono would
be. Both States have tried their policies for two
hundred yvars, and wo have the result stated recent
ly in a newspaper published at Charlottesville, Va.,
to the etl'ect that the South bad been taking the road
to subjugation, while tho North had been taking the
road to empire, and that the former section Fhould
promptly inaugurate a public school system, laying
aside all prejudice against it on account of its Yan
kee origin. Experience had demonstrated that
schools and newspapers were tho cheapest money
making machines ever tried by a State. If, for
l.r... .......... C..,.,;l.. ; T.,nnnnn
i.m! been taurdit to read! and had diliffontlv Perused onson ; certainly not until they
John Carper, A. li- rsnanhianu, ji. nemwi",
Tillebauni, B. Lovcman, lX!Nylan, Captain David
McTicert L. D. Barns, Wm. D. Dorris, Goorpe E.
Cooper j' F. Pearl, Joseph Griffin, J. N. Walker,
DaVid A Badett, B. N. D.Kld, W. N B.lbo II. W.
Barr, John H. Seaman, Dr K II W alker M. W.
Farmer, Abraham Sljers, J. A. Kellogg, Wm. S.
Cheatham, Alfred Clark, W. II. II. A yaw. fc. L.
farlix, T. J- Yarbrough, J.W.O.llett, J. M. Bru.o,
i u J. K. Kenkin. Geo. B. Hilbard.
Decatur -J. K. toote.
DeKalb O.l J. II. Bla. kburn, Capt. W. L.
Hathaway, H. M. File, Philip Pledger, AVm. Stuart,
W. T. Bobinson, J. A. Fuson.
i)ickinsn Major Ayres, S. G. Donmyan, A. W.
Ilawkinf, A. H. Stroud ....
Iy,,r--James SIcCov, W. L. Posl ui, J. . bin-
,-la.r, W. K. Hall.
Fentress -Dr. J. D Hale, Capt. U. Dowdy.
Franklin- John Chitwood, W. R Tinsley, D E.
Deavenport, James K. Bai.ks.
(Jibson B. E. Bogle. Grorgo T. Kelley, James
II. Moss, James E. McNair.
(lilt J. P. C. BeoJ, John SIcMillion, H. P. SIc
Million, K N. Brink, SI. A. Barnes.
Greene Cnpt. A - W. Walker, SI. G. Fellers, W .
SI. Housley, Wm. SI. Kussell, Col. Jo. Powell.
C.raingef--D. W. C. Senior.
Hawkins Hon. Charles J. SlcKinney, Hon. Wm.
H Sbepbeard. Maior H. (X Flagg.
Hamilton E. SI. Wight, A. H. Pearson, J. B.
Hunt, H. G. Sharp, John Anderson, A. SI. Cate, J.
D. Blackford, J. G. KoynoldiO E. W. bJitton, E. .
Tade and Wm. T. Cate.
Hancock-H. U. Flngg, Hon
ilardin - Col. SI. D Kemp,
lUvwood David A. Nunn,
some -rood newspaper, no rebellion could ever have
lilted its bead in this State.
But we are progressing. AVe have now forty
thousand newly enfranchised citi.ens ready to veto
in favor of education and loyalty. Ho was glad to
s.e a portion of them that day in tho gallery, form
ing a tilting back-ground supporting tho picture of
the noble Lincoln. If they could not all read now,
they might soon, or at leat the httlo bright-eyed
sons and daughters might soon learn to read to them,
and lea. h V'lem to maintain their manhood and their
He wfl1- sorry to know the, great di.-proportioii be
tween the rebel an 1 the loyal newspapers in Ten
nessee. Where ten were instilling treasonable sen
timents, mid educating tho pe.. pie to hate the gen
eral government, only one was pursuing the oppo
site course. He wished that wo h id more papers
like the Press and Times. He never read that no
ble paper w ithout wi hingtobe personally acquaint
ed w ith the editor who could write such words of
truth and soberne.-s. Tlml paper ought to bo in the
hands of every family. Tho Sleuiphis Post was
another noble sheet. He bad met General Eaton,
its manly editor, at the loyal convention in Phila
delphia la-t year, and he had learned to appreciate
bis character. Ho should always recollect that pa
per and the Knoxville Whig, for the good they had
accompli: bed in educating the people t loyally.
The 1'res- and Times, Slcmpuis Post, Knoivillo
Whig, Jonesboro' Flag, and every other Union jour
nal in the Stale, ought to bo better supported, and
more widely circulated and read than they were.
In tho backwoods the falsehoods and misrepresen
tations of the rebel sheds often have lime to fester
and ulceralo before they enn be cured. The loyal
papers should bo more extensively disseminated in
order to prevent theso results. Tho militia bill re
cently passed by the legislature had been so nullified
that tho people in many places were beginning to
l.n.'. fcrecard it as a giant scheme to xtort taxation from
1 ''oiLfae))oor,'wfih'oulcoircs'poi'uiii.i bcnotit3. 'it was not
until tho proper lnlormation had been lurni: tied ny
tho loyal newspapers that the provisions of tho law
were understood. As soon as they were instructed,
they were satisfied, and approved tho work of their
legislature. Let loyal newspapers bo widely circu
lated. All have peculiar value and advantages in
their several localities. The Stato really ought to
bo divided into districts, with sub-committees for
every district to aid in disseminating such sheets.
Every man ought to consider himself a co mmitteo
to procure subscribers. Let each man do his duty,
improving the present, doing his best, nnd then
we shall fooii learn whether our rulers can bear
prosperity as well us thin' have borno adversity.
Tho remark - of Judge North, of which wo have
been hMo to give only a brief outline, were receiv
ed with frequent interruptions of applause, and tho
loud cheers which greeted him as he closed showed
that he had touched a chord it deep sympathy in
the hearts of his bearers.
and nriviWea. of our republican institutions, ana a
solution of the heretofore doubtful problem that I
man is capable of self-government.
" Wo hold these truths to be self-evident :''
1. "That all men are created equal, endowed j
with certain inalienable rights,' and therefore the :
law should afford equal protection to all in the ex
excise of these rights, and so far a- it can. insure
perfect equality under the law.
'J. That a Stato or a nation should be governed,
controlled and directed by those who have saved it
in times of peril, and who seek to preserve it with
friendly hands from foes and dangers, external and
3. That a. wise care for the public safely some
times renders it necessary that those who have j
Bought resolutely to overthrow n government should j
not hastilr be restored to the privileges of which ;
they have" deprived themselves, by their crime cf
n.ivo siiown evi- .
denen nt' sincere, repentenee. i;nd a disposition as
I energetically to support as they have, in times past, j
' sought to destroy.
j A, That rebellion is disfranchisement, and armed j
: attempts to overthrow our common government, j
treasonable expatriation; and the present franchise ,
organic law, is but tho declaration of the bandi-j
work of secession and rebellion. Those w ho have
sought our country's ruin cannot be entrusted w ith
its safely. '
:.. That lawless violence, reckless disregard of the
rights of persons and property, murder, assassina- j
tion, arson and kindred crimes, muct be put down
by the strong arm of power, nnd be made to feel j
that law is indeed a terror to evil doers. I
0. Therefore, in accordance with the above; prin- j
ciples, wo fully indorse tho policy and action o! tho
General Assembly of the Stale of Tennessee, in re- ,
striding tho electivo franchise to those who are not
hostile to tho government, in extending it to those
who proved their loyalty by imperilling their lives,
and who need this privilege for their own protec
tion, and in establishing a military organisation ,
which shall givo necessary physical support t the J
moral power of the State Government becoming a j
salutary terror to evil doers and n cheerful hope to ;
those who do well.
T. That the "privileges and immunities ' guaran-
teed under tho constitution of our I'ni'.n to the loy- ,
al from other States, and the pledge of freedom j
and equality in tho declaration of American indo- j
pendeiice, shall be Hvig truths and pmcticnl iiiax- :
i.n-i in Tennessee, for tho protection of life, liber, j
ty and tho pursuit of happiness."
i. That we have entire confidence in the integri
ty, wisdom and ability of tho Itepublican Union
majority of Congress, and deem it signally fortu- 1
nato thai they, in whom alono tho power resides to
restore, preserve and govern tho country, have ;
shown themselves so eminently titled for theso high
duties, that no Stato should bo admit '.od to represen
ttiu? in lu&As wUiiout'aJoj.'ii.'s lhi co.'sUiu-
0. That the Republican Union party of Tennes
see are in favor of free speech and free discussion,
and to this end we invite our friends from other
States to come among us, and discuss the great is
sues now before the people, and wo pledgo the Re
publican Union party of Tennessee to tolerate all
legitimate discussion, and at tho same time claim
ing equal privilegeb on our part, and that any in
terference to prevent this will bo regarded as an
unwarranted act, and resisted to the last extremity.
10. That we honor the firmness, courage and wis
dom which has characterised tho administration of
our Chief Magistrate, tho Hon. AVm. G. Brownlow,
and whilo wo sympathise with him in his bodily
Buffering, wo admirothe healthy mind, conscious to
itself of rectitude, which bears with like equanimi
ty, tho throes of pain and tho perilous cares of
tato; aud that wo ileclaro him ttia unanimous
the committco stands as follows-
1st District, .
2d District John W. North, Knoxville, Tenn.
3d District Dr. J. A. Fuson, Liberty, DcKalb
5th District S. B. Brown, Nashville.
tth District Dr. A. W.Hawkins, Dickson coun-
l 7th District -Col. J. J. Koaeb.
b'th District Gen. John Euton. jr., Memphis.
S. B. Brown, William shafte, N. Derlev, John
Rhuru, E. W. Mctcalf ; post-office, Nasliville,
' EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Oi fcK0ND L0NGT. fcSSIOXAL
j DISTRICT, '
SI. L. l'attorson, of Knox, Chairman; L. C.
I H.Aik, of Anderson; J. L. Lindsey, of Campbell ;
F. Jones, of Claiborne; W. SI. Alexander, of
Roane; W. T. Dowell, of Blount; J. R. Robinson,
' of Monroe; J. M. Cordell, of Scott; G. W. Keith,
: of SIorgRD ; S. M. Henderson, of SIcSlinn ; L.
' HuddlosUin of Union; R. M. Fleming, of Polk;
D. SI. Nelson, of Bradlej-.
Tho remainder of the Congressional Executive
Commiiiees will bo announced through the press,
.is t-ooa a - iippoinled.
BECOMMKNMNO UEIfER.VL THOMAS lOU 1'KEsl
PENT. Hon. DeWitt C. Senler offered the following res
: olutioii, filch was adopted amidst the wildest do
I monstratioTis of enthusiasm, followed by three heur
i ty chf era for the hero of Xashrille :
liCsokcJ. That the people vi Tennessee, looking
upon General George H. Tt-jmas n their adopted
: ;.iid-t3.yf of 2w SjP and v,j,ital from the
: hands o; , aitors, and as t.ie man who never made
' a mistake, .uid never lost a battle therefore,
j Rexvlatl, That he is the choice of Tennessee for
: next Prof i. lent of tho United States.
RESOLUTION OV THANKS TO THE LF.UISLAI'UKE.
Dr. L. M. Mymtt offered tho following resolu
tion, which was jnanimously adopted:
Rttub rl, That '.his Legislature deserve our thanks
for what Ihey ha'e already done. But there is yet
work for them to do. Tho truly loyal men of tho
country ought to be paid for damages dono them.
We therefore recommend tho passage of a bill be
fore your body entit'ed an act indemnifying loyal
men for h'sses sustained during tho war.
UESOLCTIO" OK CENSURE.
Gen. L. tf. Trowbridge read tho following resolu
tion for the information of tho convention, no ac
tion being taken :
Rcsdctd, In behalf of the delegates of tho loyal
citi.ens of Knox county, that they do not approvo
the cours-j pursued by the representative, William
Heiskell nad Senator Fnzier.
KESOLUTIOX OK KEC0M M END ATI o,N .
John Kuhm offered the following resolution,
which was unanimously adopted:
RrsoUJ, That we earnestly pray our noble Legis
lature to u-fl all constitutional means to remove at
as early a timo as possible, tho sixteenth section
from the recently adopted franchise law.
Short fpjeches were rnaio by delegates D. SI. Nel
son, Jamer- Slullins and lion. DeWitt C. Senior,
when, tho hour being late, and all tho business of
the Con v "it ion transacted, the body adjourned nine
Evening Meeting of the Convention.
Speech of Judge It. It. Hutler.
The Hal! of Representatives wa tilled to reple
tion last night, as well as tho galleries, where a
largo c-'neourse of colored people were assem
bled. Judgf R. R. Butler spoko at considerable length,
us follows :
QrnHoi CH nf tlii- Cviicttiivi: We met to-day for
the purpo-e of adding another link L the work we
started hero two years ao, when wc assembled in
Convention to restoro a civil government to Ten
nessee. How different are the circumstances now
from thoso that then surrounded us. AVhcre is he
w ho was then tho leading man of our counsels, and
who enunciated the doctrine of making treason
odious an I forcing traitors to Uko back scats, and
who then promised to bo the Moses to lead that race
which l as, by tho party of liberty and progress, just
been rr.ised to a position of freedom and honor ? In
the lan"US2 of vour resolutions to-day, Andrew
j Johnson stands in trembling and fear before tho
Ltov:d WttAV- tho trroat AmeriVan people for
fia"viiifeC7ajTfuoujr wnTch we reposed in him.
I It is right that this should bo so, for no man who
j deserts bis friends can or ought to meet with politi
! eal success. What a spectacle did wo seo to-day,
when delegates from every county, from Johnson to
Thev profess trreat lovo for the Constitution, and
, say that a Union sustained by force cannot last
long. We were told when the war was hI its height,
that live millions of people could never be con
iquered; that all history showed this. But plain
! solid facts came along and c-howed the contrary.
You cannot judge of the power of this great moral,
; social and political revolution, by any reference to
the past. It stands out, in bold relief far above and
j beyond all tho examples in history, and in vain you
j search for a precedent in any age ot tne worn.
! n-L . . , . i i it. Knl. .
no controls mis country : it is iuv j'cojuo n'iw
of the Ohio river. It is the sturdy inhabitants of
the East and the great Northwest. They own nine
tenths of all tho American securities held in this
country. They pos-ess three-fourths of the proper
ty in America. Their young men afo numerous
and their storehouses are filled with material sup
plies. Their nerves are of steel and their sinews of
iron, and they have the power to enforce their
Cno of our resolutions declares that wo will stand
by Congress in wresting tho power from the hands
of our fa;thlesa Executive. This look? squarely to
wards impeachment. Do not bo alarmed gentle
men of the convention. The law of impeachment
is no new thing in this country. It is as old as
Faniouel nail. It is as old as tho star3 and stripes.
We have this law, wisely engrafted in our system by
the fathers for the preservation of the sacred boon
of liberty. If the President or other officer of the
government commit high crimes and misdemean
ors, he may be tried and if found guilty, removed
from a Position to do farther harm. Thank God
i that we have this peaceful remedy, and we have
loval CorTf-; tbt. hr- the. H-Tvo to t '" nc.-ew
Johnson, and it it be riirht ..ri proper, u-i vi.i ot
impeached. We hear that if this should 1 9 done
another war would follow. Who are going to fight
! in the South ? I can assure you that it wnl not bo
j any of those last ditch" fellows, for they got about
enough in the last war. and tho idea that one of
them could whip four or five yankCes, has, as the
boys said, long since '-played out.'' Yes, but tho
Northern people will fight among themselves. This
is the same old sonir which was sung all over the
South, from 1,-CO to the dav that Lee surrendered, i
It will net do to address this argument to intelli
gent men. There will be no war. Some of theso
tiery, Southern Johnson men may put their boots
outside their pants, and swear, for a time, that they
will kill a r.igger, and this is all it will amount to.
A letter has" been circulated all over the State, j
signed by a nan professing to be a Christian minis- j
ter, stating that Congress has passed a law making j
it a felony for whites and blacks to intermarry.-- ,
Tho signer of this document is the lion. N. G. Tny- j
lor, and. at the head of the sheet is the picture of a j
negro Iving upon bis back, with a white man near,
working for ten cents a day. This was tne 1 enn
sylvania electioneering placard used in the last
campaign in that Slate. These things are franked
all over the State by one of your Senators in
Congress, and is a" sample of the arguments
addressed by the Copperheads to the intelligence of
our people. But the statement in the letter is false
as hell itself.
1 will call your attention to the law establishing
the Freedmen's Bureau, as that seems to be one of
the great engines with which the opposition intend
to light us in the Stale. Now you will rind that the
most odious feature whiji they claim for this sys
tem is chargejible up-n their particular fri-n l. In
the bill winch was pas.-n-d d-.r-ing Mr. Lincoln s ad
ministration, there is no provision nuthori.ing tho
arre.-t of a white mnn upon the complaint of a ne
gro. You will find th-.t this authority was given
by an -order from Andrew Johnson, after he became
Now, I want to talk a little about the trial of
Jeff. Davis. How is it that be has n.-l been tried .'
Andrew Johnson said officially to the world that ho
had evidence that Davis was in complicity with
the murderers of President Lincoln, and upon this
statement of facts he ofUrod a reward for bis appre
hension. After he was capture 1 and brought to
Washington, Johnson asked tho Attorney General
of the United States, Mr. Speed, if the. pri.-oners
charged with the murdjr of the President could be
tried bv a military commission. To this official in
quiry Sir. Speed replied in the affirmative. What
did Andrew Johnson do 7 He made up this com
mission, and sent every one to be tried but Jell. Da
vis. Why was bo left out? have been told
that you cannot try citizens by military commission .
Wero not all these other persons convicted of the
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.lu.L'e Houk vns vociferous! v tailed for. Ho
i mmle a very humorous short speech, which kept h'?
I su'lilors inii Fi.Msm of laughter, from beginning to
I'hnrlea J. McKin
II. W. Ken, K. T.
V.. W. Neal.
Sequatchie J. 1. Walker.
Hickman .1. N. ln kott. Wi
country, but all nations are watching her course in
choice of the loyal people of Tennessee for our next j tho great march of freedom towards manhood suf-
M H. I'uekett, It. A. Huddlestoii.
Ilrmlerfon Thomas A. Smith, lr
Henry 1'aU in Sweeney,
.larkson 51. A UravcF.
Jefferson I) A. Sawyer, .lames Hnle, 1. (J
J.hnaon- 1!. I. 5lurphy, K K. Rutler.
Knox Hon. J. W.'rth, On L. S. TrowLrnlco,
Col 51 L ratl ron, Col John It. Urownlnw, Col
p. C. Rutherford, 1'r L. M. Mynatt, A. It. Trotter,
K. Hull, C L. Maloney, John (iii lF, Wm. Kule, F.
S hade, J. J. Kearns.
Lawrence T. H.Ci'..'hv
Lewis Kay S. Orton, J. W . Hale
Lincoln Col. 1. Sorrell. Jnnies Iver, Har.l
Warden, John Carev
51kcoii Wm M.' o d. oik, A. J. Clements, W.
Marshall John Andrews.
Ataiirr H,n .lofhua It. Friersoi;. Hon. Joro (iil-
nier, Jhs. II . tinyory, Hon. J J.'oah, Thos. A.
Harris. John A. Campbell, Tya? Ncles, Jere Hob
son. W. K. 'odnor, J. l'.Thomasfon, It. I). Ricketts,
J. K Thomasaon. W. T. Allmond, A li. l'hillips,
.leasee Truelove, A. Slovens. Jn. I. Itaird, Wm F.
Mixirt', I). A Davidson. T. W. Clark, A. Lawler,
Ct. W. Ithii kburn.
Marion Itobt. S. Knwl't .n, J. W. Martin, J. N.
Knoi, Wm. A. Sorrels. A A. Coppinper. Wm.
Madison -- A. W. Broolis.
M eis Samuel Hut..ell, Cpt. K. H Msth-ws
and . E Smith.
5Iorj;an Hen. (.. W. Jveth, J. Melton.
Monroe -L. M. Dl kman, Kobert Kittrell, C. T.
n. Davie, Jnie K. Kobinson, John C. Minkler.
Montgomery AVm. Wims, Guy W. Wims, (i. V.
SimpK'ii, J. L. KoberU. N. L. Turkcr, A F. (t.n.d
bue. McMinn L. A. Atlee, S. M. Henderson, H.
Philips, I. Daniel. A. (. Anderson. Geo. W. lies?,
.Taf. Baker, Thos. li. MiLlwfe. M. Thilips.
MeNairy Hon. John AldridP-
OvcrUm Dr. J. I) Hall
Obion Dr. S. Medari
Prrrv II Led better. Jcm-o Taylor. A. M.
Folk Janf tiambb'. .1. H
Ray-J. P. Walker.
i;. iiiie D. F. lliri.. ti. U'
ii W in. Jhihi'":i h;i,1 r-i II :ii
rd lb ii. W. Spen. e. W. V. Llliott.
. W. 15. Hill, (te-Ti;.. Ya.iirht. V. J d.ns
end We give a brief outline of his remarks.
He raid, '1 have been trying to fix up a plan to
bent the rebels, but you wont let mo alone, and keep
on interrupting me all the time to make a speech to
you. Are you all gone era .:y ' I don't seo the uso
of talking to men of ono mind and i iic heart - en
gaged in a common cause of breaking down tho
rebel enemy. If one rebel has sin eked in here, go
homo and lell your wife that you are the worst
whipped rascal you ever miw, that there is no res
urrection for a conservative or a rebel. Say that
you Faw in council tho representatives of lj,nt0
Union men who have always stood faFt by their
principles and who will never desert them. Say
that wo have brought into tho field the black brig
ado, from -lotion to 70,000 strong, who will support
tho Union even to hanging rebels. Some weeks
ago, these men were not tit for the franchise, but it
Iihs been discovered that they nro not so black now.
Then they were incapable of voting, bui. now the
rebels coo n softly n.s :i sucking dove, but these
black nu n will not be enticed into the rebel ranks.
No sooner had the legislature pa-sod tin. new fran
chise law, and made it a part of the constitution of
Teniu ?(, and the colored men had a right to tho
ballot, than this: nine little, wart-eyed, knock-kneed,
swav-ha. ked, hip-shot rebel party chanced its tuno.
It is" no longer said. " Well, Hob, but " ll-.w do you
do, Mr. Smith ' For fifty years the black man has
been deprived of his vote, been spurned and pcorn
ed, but the moment it is restored, they walk up
to him and shake hand.-, with ' M r. Jones, how
did you leave your wife nml children this morning'.'''
Hut us debased, bruti.-h and down-trodden as the
negro may hao been, he don't like bad eompMiy
belter than anybody else, and so these rebels were
at firt a little tender-looted, and knowing how be
would recei e them. As they gathered courage,
they would take the new-made voters oil to one
side and Mty, " Look here, the Legislature is ma
king a tool of you. It stuck a clause in tho fran
chise bill to keep yo i . fl' juries Rtid out ot olliee.
They want nil the fat places for themselves. They
just want your votes t. help them to ge, them. I
am a Judge in Fast Tcincee, and right here I in
tend to give a judicial decision. 1 thinii a negro is
; lit to sit on a iury t. trv any rebel. Take the fiat-
est-nosel and thickest-iipped negro you can tnd,
and I will vote for him to beat a rebel.
A conservative legislator told me that he would
have voted for tho franehi.-e till, but he was afraid
the Radicals would get all the credit, but he
wouldn t object to slipping i:i to get the credit.
Now. these fellows will s. on be claiming to be tho
negro's best friends. If you veto for them, you will
outin office those w ho always have hated the ne
groes and the pivr whites alike
11. That wo cover our laces with shame when wo
contemplate tho disgrace brought upon our beloved
Stato by tho defection and degeneracy of her un
principled adopted son, who, by the bullet of an
assassin nas ascended to tne Gniet .Magistracy oi would seem that it any of our mends come nere t,o
tho nation : and wo shall cordially endorse any ac- j nssist us in tho present campaign, they will hedriv-
i : i ii- . . i, l
He was sent to Fortress Monroo and lodged in com
fortable 'juartcrs, and fed with a bountiful hand, at
the expense of the government, from money which
you have to pay in taxes, while the others were sent
Shelby, met for the purpe'so of putting in nomina-1 1' llie gallows.
CAU V. lie.ll lllUi. LUC bllii'i.'i ti"- .. vi . . v...-
turled Jeffs slumbers, and a fin.; briissels carpet
was laid down upon the ground fcr the soldiers to
walk on. so that the sensitive traitor could enjoy
his virtuous slumber;:. Think of And"ronville,
Saulsbury, and other charncl houses, made hideous
to the memery of all time by tho unhuman treat
ment of brave Union soldiers, having the right at
the time, to treatment as pri;onrs of war. Think
of tho thousands of brave boys who expired in those
sinks of pollution, benenth tho broiling sun of a
Southern clime, whose lives were sacrificed in the
most inhuman manner, and then think of the brus
;els carpet spread for the delectation of one who is
responsible for all those sickning horror, at which
sheer humanity recoils.
Who 'lands by Andrew Johnson '.' Is. it the men
who stood by him when I.e. professed loyalty .' I
live li the same Congressional District with him,
and rightfully, too, by this court, and was she not a ) 1 i .iplnp .iilll I ll"l(ilD'
citizen ? Even a woman could bo tried and hung UOOKlIlg, 1 ill 101 tUUl UUUILLq
for th'vame cr,m ht Andrew Johnson charged I
upon S-.o chiei TSOW. " nj rwa"sT Tiot iS is Vi-Icu
S T O V 1
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Wrought Iron Head Blocks,
ECLirSK SllINCr.E MACHTNES,
Wood Working Machinery,
CORM MILLS, MILL GEARING St SHAFTING,
Wmnsht Iron Tire & Fittings, Steam fof ic.
OIL WELL MACHINERY.
Steam Fire Engines,
Applicant! tor D..ecril ti Cip-ulara, will BfKitj ta
Machinery they noJ.
mi YORK PRIZE ASSOCIATION.
59f BROADWAY, N. Y.
wood Pianos, Helodeons, Sewiag -Ki-.
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tion the man of their choice, and showed by their
wisdom and deliberations that they have the capac
ity and the courage to hold tho reins of power in the
State. What a contrast to our situation two year,
ago? Then we were wuunded and sore from tho
great contest, the 'moke of which had not yet cleared
away, and our Stale was wasted and the minds of
her people distracted by the curses of rebellion.
Now by her own action, Tennessee takes tho proud
position of being the brightest star in the political
hori.on, because 6be has ono further than any other
Stale in tho way of richt md justice. Tho eyes of
all aro upon her. Not orly the loyal men of this
but all nations are watching ner coun
As was told us by our noble standard bearer to
day, wc have much to do If one-half of what is
said by tho Conservative papers be true, wo aro in
no enviable condition. From their assertions it
1 lie r..iit:tti u ( lli. ' -1 :. t-e !! ! iKi-le-l tlii
r.'iiiitry l" ik-.-I f"iiiui lit.
Wi-iiall al nil tiiif'K k. i' "ii 1 -l -WI'1- 1 ""' ' ' s
.mil an ;.ii tin. nl el r-atia rl.it- s I r r-j hi .
tOl r3IA. A. CO.,
K:."Xvii!- au'l J li-
Ti i; u.
si-e Taylor. A.
Cute, J. Lillard.
1 .Meander. T
You stivd by the
government, but if you Veto for a Conservative
perhaps you think 1 mean a rebel elovato him vo
office- l-ecaui-o he pat you on the back, be will turn
and rend you when he get; tho power. Hut 1 know
vou will not vote so. The Conservative party is
! practically dead. Me. if, tc'tl, i.p':t:ri:i" is writ-
ten upon its nCn, whuh m. an "Andy, Andy,
1 vot r pi'licv has gone to the d.-ffs.' What 1 bato
i most is a man vsho oi.ee liad h spark of loyalty ceri-
: mg along faying
Kutherford lb n. W. Sp.-n. e. W. Y. Ll-ictt, r
Shrl rH.k. W 15. Hill, (ie-Ti;.. 'a ;irht. V. JoLiin.ii.
.1 K. NeI-.-ii. John liven. T Hall. J. '. Taylor, W.
D. Claik.-, II C. It.-wling, Y. H Smiib, IV. N
DoJgLtv, J nines Howling, Hol-ert Carter, .1. D.
Tweed. K. v. A. A. Cie. K. Caldwell. J. 1. Wils.-n.
L J Webb. K. (! Fleming. F. S. iliiamson, C.
M. IIikey, IV. L. Uradley. Jas. M I'.ounds.
S.vlt - Silaa L.Chambers
Sevier W. Duggnn, C. Inman, Charier .1. Mc
Smith -W. J. I'iev eland. 11... rattcrron.
Sumner Thompson McKinloy, (Jeorge '.. Dis-
.Shelby -Harbour Lewis, S. H. Jieauuiont , John
Fatoii, .ir. F. S. KiebarJfl, J"Ln Loague, A. T.
Shaw, r. D. i3eeeher, J. A. J. Smith, il. R. Kam
sev, J. T. Salter, 11. L. La.ke, J. C. Felles, F. W.
Iiuttir.gh&u, M. T. Ivjder, II. E. Hudson, John U .
Mil a i
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lef: to Jeed tl
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Iiim) we are
illy, l-i a
a i;io.i-e irp.
ilia bill i;.'.o prac-
Lion, lis our enemies
speech, a fre-j pros',
.t, but if you reb.-l; coi.ibir..-1.. drive
k trvsh.te, from the polls, wo will
'e are goi::g t-- carrv lb
tue, tut n.-t to control the e
charge. 1 am in favor of fr
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free men. Lli
get the militia after you, and whip you into tii"
rank of law and order, and execute you if neces
sary. I to the poib, whether you are white, or
whether you are black, nil you w ho ar privileged
to do so. and if any attempt iJ made t drive you
away, let the blood of sinners, traitors, rebel- bo
shed. We don't want to carry the election by fre.
but retl-handed rebels shall not rule. If Fre4.
Doucla" wants to come to Tennessee to stump th"
State ho shall bo heard and protected. If any oth
er' want to come here t" tail: to either bhr!; or
tion ot Congress which shall legitimately doprivo
him of continued power to disturb tho peace of tho
Tho reading of tho reso'utione was interrupted nt
various places by tumultuous applause. That por
tion roferring to and nominating Governor Brown
low vva3 received with long continued cheering and
tho waving of hale and handkerchiefs.
When tho roEolutions had been adopted, three
cheers wero given for Governor Brownlow with a
hearty good will.
Barbour Lewis, of Memphis, moved, and it was
carried, that the Committee on Kesolutions bo in
structed to notify Governor Brownlow of his re
nomination, and to ro'iuesl his presence in the con
vention. Mr. Lewis -aid he was proud t annoume that
Brownlow vv as again our standard-bearer. No man
was more hated and cursed but feared than the in
domitablo Brownlow, or more beloved and respect
ed by his friends, who are tho loyai men of the
country. Every sneaking copperhead wished him
dead, but a kind Providence was sparing and pro
tecting his life for the benefit of Tennessee. Thero
is no man who has more nerve, more firmness in
the right, more vigor of mind with such a weak
ness of b-'dy, more friends limn the man just en
tering tho hall.
At this announcement, all eyes were turned to
war 1 the door. Tho moment the Governor was
seen approaching, attended by the committee, such
a shout went up from the assembly a- rarely re-Sounds-
among the arches of the Representative
hall, ll.-i's nnd handkerchiefs waved demonstra
tions of welcome, and tho old h-ro mounted the
Speakers stand amidst a tumult of enthusiasm.
i (.OVERN.'K HKoWNLOW's K i M A Ii KS.
! After a few moments, the old hero of Tennessee
j reconstruction arose from his se tt, and ad-lre-scd
I tho convention as follows :
I UfatlwHff thr. (hnrrntii.il :
J Immediately upon tho organisation ot this body,
j I addressed you a communication which you did me
the honor to read from this stand. In that com
) munii-ation 1 LdJ you that I thought you could be -I
ter serve the interests of the State and of tho Ri
I publican parly, than bv nominating me for Gov
ernor, in tho present condition of my health. In ;
making that .- latcment 1 was sincore. You have
differed with mo in opinion, and with absolute una
nimity, have nominated me for a second term. As
I do not propose to set up my judgment Mgain-t the
opinions of such a body of men as this, it only re
mains lor me to accept your nomination, which 1
now do, with a profound senso of tho honor con tor
red upon inc. and of the indorsement of my princ i
ples and conduct.
1 shall look to you and the loyal men of the State
irrespective of color, to back me up in the ap
proaching bitter canvas. , and to sustain me at the :
ballot-box. And it may be well enough for nie to
advise you of the load you will have to carry. I
expect to be charged with dictation, usurpation, a
violation cf the Constitution with lying, perjury,
stealing. f-Tgery and counterfeiting! And by
whom .' By rebci demagog:, os en the si. imp. and
1 y rob. 1 liewspapaper men. who are .-.'.ike lo.-t t all
sei-.-e of honor and shame, blind to all 1 i.e. beauties
of patriotism, s,n 1 t the n.--' and chin in
treason and political pn-iliga-'y.
Genii men, 1 retire from the st.iiid. by us-uring
you, that 1 bad f.-mer fuller defeat as the Republi
can candidate, standing upon your platform, than
to succeed as the candidate of the so-calicl Conser
vative partv ! And 1 bad sooner be elected by dark
skin loyalists than t- obtM by the vV of
fair-skin trait- r-.
where his influence over th
people was formerly
In tint district we have .1,000 majority, and I
en out. Wc must stand by our principles and our
candidato, sad in the lacguago of our rcolutions.
"if such things are attempted, it will bo held un
, warrantable, and will bo resisted to tho last extrom-
ity." Yes, we hope much for tho futuro, but it has
I ever been a contest to vindicate the right, and we
I cannot hopo to escape thij moral law.
i Our opponents say they can volo the colored men,
and one of their leading men has said that ,; with a
' banjo and a jug of whisky ho can vote every colored
i man in his county." I am rejoiced to seo tho col
! ored pcoplo in these galleries. To seo, so soon after
tho shackles have been taken off tbis raco, a largo
, and orderly portion of them taking an interest in
the proceedings of a Stato convention. I exhort !
them to be orderly and careful, go to the polls sober, j
' vote with their friends, and let the banjo and tho j
1 whisky go with the party tliat has always controlled j
It is said that the men who own the land can con-
trol tho colored men. Such is not tho history of the j
past. In the war, tho negro went with his friends '
: and the friend" of the Union, and showed moro good j
' sense, throughout the struggle, than his educated ;
'. master. It vvill be so again. j
Wo are told that tho Supreme Court vvill decide ;
against the franchiso law. We hear this of every '
law made for the benefit of loyal men. j
Theso men declare all such laws unconstitutional, I
and strive to make the people believo that the Su- j
premo Court w ill so decide. Well, tho very provis
ion? of the amended Constitution i? tho work of one '.
of our Supreme Judges. His own language arid ;
sentiments arc there upon the statute books, and 1
do not believe that this court will tear down the ,
barriers erected by the loyal Legislature and let re
bellion a fun run unchecked all over tho State.
We are told that Tennessee js quiet, all is serene
within her borders, and theso rebel nowspapers
have teemed with statements against the loyal mili
tia bill. They have elimated tho cost of a State
Guard al all the way from trn to forty millions an
nually, to raiso tlio indignation of the people
against this measure. Rut is it true that Tennes
see is .juiel and orderly '.' Go to the Senate cham
ber and there seo tho vacant seat of the noble and
lamented Case, who was foully murdered for dar- tcc r0'
ing to do right. I knew him well, fori served
with him in the Senate, an4 truly Tnriy j. C ftjj
ho was one of nature's noblemen. He wa gener
ous to a fault, and he had no enemies but thu ene
mies of his country. See the body of his murdered
son, and think of the three other murders of Union
men in that locality, and then say if it is all serene
in tho State.
I am glad that the Legislature has come up to
the work and pasted this bill. There is a provision
in the law that these forces shall not be called out
unloss they are needed to protect the peoplo, and if
such is tho casa there ought to be a regiment quar
tered in every county of the State until life and
property is made secure.
There is a proposition pending in tho Legislature
t- pay loyal men for their losses during the war.
Is this right .' If so, then in God's name- pa? the
law, and do justice to tho-e who o re-hly deserve
pledge you my word ot honor as a man, that thero
will not be twenty-rive conservative votes polled in
it. In the county of Greene whore they havo vo-
. . . . . , , . , . ... i i.
ted lor him lor tne la.-i thirty year-, un-y imvo j
washed their hands of him, and the county will
give some 800 to l,ooi) majority against his policy, j
How is it in Kentucky .' Look at her situation
to-day. Who is to be her next Governor ? Hum- I
phrey Marshall respectfully declines. John C.
Breckinridge concludes that ho will not come over
tho border to run for Governor just now. But Gen. j
Preston gracefully intimates that he will consent to j
servo tho people, and they are to have a rebel Gen- ;
eral for the next Governor of that once proud State, j
Tho Union men in the Stato once had the game in j
their own hand--, but they listened to the song of
conciliation to rebels, and they aro irrevocably dono j
for in the State. Look at Maryland, '(, My Ma- !
ryland" that we have beard so much about. The I
I'nlon men there refused the aid of the loyal color- I
REAL ESTATE AGENCIES.
EAST TENN.LAND AGENCY.
MUNSON & SEYMOUR,
Eeal Estate Brokers,
4 TTEM D TO Til H IT KCil AS h
lY and Exchange- of Ucitl
constantly on haii'l b;r.-ai.
in ii :
;rounl d.-wn be
..nr thnt plaved
ed men, and they are hopelessly
neatli the heels ""f traitors, with
ft. iso even to his r-artv. sent to the I nil'M Mate?
Senate in place of a true man. j
Tennessee ha$ done mire, wisely. She has done!
an act, of justice to h-r faithful sons, of which she j
need never be ashamed. Colored men voted in the ,
State up to 18 ;", and even tlio fathers of .-me .f j
our cx'i'iisiteiy sensitive conservative5, who now
make so much fuss about the matter, went to tho !
polls with them, and thought there wa- no harm ,
done. Who would be the candidate of th- rebeb j
t-i-dav for Governor if the fram hi-e biw w.-re bro-
ken down .' Isham G. Harris, lb; is th-ir idol to- I
During tie; spe . I. -lielg
lv interrupted bv arphuise.
Speeches were made by Mr. Fumy, and others,
but the, latene.-s: of the hour, in connection with the
prc.-s of matter connected with the convention, pre
vented any further report.
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Wc also have lor alo3Iill. W;a- r I
crs and Sites fur Maiiul:i-t"i';-: T..wi
I'cro'Hiri wi-liiiig u l n jC.t.at. :"
Sale of their Land- . IV'-'l" i
apply promptly h.v letter or in
Lands in East Teiiiif--' '' ex
Northern and Wc.-tern Lands.
Titles examined, and all bu.-li;
ted with the transfer of I.Val K t:
ly attended to.
Full particulars and '!.-. tip! i
Lands in Ea-t Tciinc. grat u.!' u - ly
Ofliee over Kxehan.i:'' :md Iop";it
corner of Main and tiav Street Kn
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the wealth and social respectability of th- S
w.-.s engaged in the
s. hemes against their country and neighbors
peal to the members of this Legislaturo in L
f delegates from counties in tne
iotial District, a-einbl.;d at coininil-
im No. 7, Jes-e laylor was appoint? J . i.air-
man. and A. V - Jinva.ins -w.i . i .
Senator Cvpert moved that the convention to
! nominate a candidate for Congress be held nt Lin
! don on the ?A Monday in April. Motion carried.
It was moved that "a committee of three be ap
' pointed to draft aca'.l f.-r said convention. Adopted.
! Mcssr.-. Wine--. Cypert, and Gibbs were appoint
i cd said committee.
i A. W. Hawkins, A Dickson county, wa? spp :n
i ted on the State Executive Committee.
" The following gentlemen comprise the Rxc utive
; Committee for the District :
' L- L. McGee. of Hardin county . T. II.GibU, ol
! Lawrence; J. N. I'uekett. of Hickman; Williaui
; Wines, of Montguaiery; Judge Palmer, of Hiiu
; phrey s.
The meeting ther. adjourned.
Jesb Tayi.o;. Chairman.
A. W. Hawxi.n-, See'y.
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their property bo taxed to pay the loyal man f.r
what of his wa? destroyed through th'-ir h.-l'.i.-h
loyal men of the State to pas? this ,)
i Slo STAT F. . EN1T..IL iMMlllT.K.
The deleeates hnviri Consult. -1 together, the .!'.-e-'ation
from each Congressional District s"leeted
one representative to serve on tho State Central
Committee, Davidson county 1-ein allowed four
additional reprcentat ive t- let, in crin.'unetii-n
with the representative from the .'.th District, as an
Exee'itive Committee of the Stato Central Commit
tee. Appointment for tho 1-t and tth Conrre
'iorial Di'-trief hayenot ret been ma-V, b'lt will 1
and i'i ve the much needed relief.
But 1 wish to call your careful attention '.- a
speech ma le ,y Andrew Johnson, c-n Broad street,
in 18.'.'-. It was rr.ade to about r.Jioo drunken dem
ocrats. Conservatives har what your master said
..f you. - The word conservative is the dom v of
Despot-, etc. '
Who stood by Johnson when he vjis Military
A small band of true men gathered arouti-l him
and proved true to the principles r f thf I'ni.-.n
.vhieh he then professed. The men who no-. claim
to bo hi' eappeial friends, stood afar off and would
not even speak to him on the street, nnd when the
eopperhend party hel l their convention in Chicago,
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