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WM. HENRY HARRISON
vice rnr.siniiNT.
JOHN TYLER.
SIGNS OP l'UE TIMES.
Tlie pnliticnl "signi nf the times'' nro
truly auspicious. Wherever ilic Harris
burgh nominations nro received, they nru
hailcdby the people at the bright harbinger
of success in llio approaching political
campaign. Tlio hope, so fully cherished
by the supporters of t lie Administration, of
dissentions and the iiltiinnte division nftlio
Whig parly nn the qnucsiinn of a Presi
dential candidate, j' destroyed forever-
The Whigs are now untied in. -olid phalanx
mid will march with renewed seal and tin.
divided front to the bilile field nf "lory and
victory. Our opponents may sneer nl the
veteran Hero and Statesman, whose name
is inscribed tin the Whig banner ihcy
may affect contempt for his purity of char,
acler, hi sQel crlir); integrity. Ins tried pa
triotifin, his undoubted qualification they
may throw the malignant shaft of calumny
lit Ida fair fame but their efforts will be
powerless to stay the swelling tide of pnpu.
lar acclamation. Every obstacle, that
prevented harmonious opposition to Vfo
Burcn and the destructive principles of his
administration, lias been removed, and
nothing now remains mr tho Whig party
but to complete their organisation and
give their candidates nn energetic and en.
thusiastic support, in order tocn-uretho
most triumphant results. Wo consider
the stole of New York eafe for a whig
majority of at least TEN THOUSAND.
Troy Whig.
Ml!. CLAY'S LUTTUK,
The following is Mr Clay's letter to the
llarrisburgh Convention. It breathes the
true spirit a' a putrio'. and should tlimu
Jatejevery friend of li sjcojntryin the coming
contest.
AriLAM. SOtbNov. 1039.
Gentlemen The public use which has
been made nf my name in connection with
the office of President of the United Stales
furnishes the motive os I trust it will form
the apology for this note. Inddress it to
you because our common residence in the
same elate appears to me to render you tho
most appropriate repository and organ of
wnat i wisn now to say.
The convention at Uarrisburg, to desig
nate candidates of the opposition to the
present federal ndminist rntion for (he offices
of President and Vice President, has been
recommended, and the propriety of it has
been generally concurred in. by all who
agree as to the neco-Mty of a change in
thegenoral administration. It appeared
to me to bo the best if not the only practi
cnble method nf reconciling and uniting
those, who coinciding in the general pru:
ciple, entertained different views as to the
most suitable candidates for these high
offices: and I havo accordingly frequently
expressed, and now repeal the expression
of my conviction of the expediency of our
entire ana coiuibi acquiescence in the re-commendatinn-uf
thu convention.
In the mean limn, appeals directly and
indirect ly h ave been made to me by n highly
respectable convention hidden in I'ennsyl-
vania, and by private individuals to decline
giving my consent to the use of mv mime,
upon the ground that a distinguished citizen
ol the slate ol Ohm is the first choiro of
the opposition in Pennsylvania, and in the
npininn of that convention would he inon
likely to conciliate general support thnn 1
should. I have been also addressed by
various rxspec'nbti! anil iniolligoni citizens
nf New York, direci'y and indirectly, re.
commending rm to decline the contest in
behalf of another eminent citizen who has
been distingni-hed in both I he military and
Civil service of I In: United Stales.
While I have been thus urgently, hut
reipeclfully approached, numerous p;ivatn
citizeiiFBtid public meetings and convention
in various parts of the United States, (one
of these conventions indeed in Pennsylvania
itself) have dnne me the Imnnr to express
thcir ennfidence in rno, and to intimate
their wishes that I might he Hie opposition
candidate for the oflire nf Chief Mngilrale.
It is perfectly manifest t hni I ranoot coin
ply with all these conflicting opinions and
wishes; nor I apprehend, will) any one ol
them, without disregarding Hie others.
Under these embarrassing circumstances
I havo thought it most advisable to leave
to the convention at Uarrisburg iho free so.
Icclion nfcandido'es. as beingUm nsbembly
to which, by common consent, that unpor'
taut duty has been relerred : representing
as it probably will all parts of the United
Slates, bringing together the feelings and
views of all, and comparing and weighing
the Incal information which it will derive
from every portion, it will be most com
pctcnt In in like a nomination acceptable
tn the great majority of its constituents'
That it will be faithful to llin high trust
confided to its judgment and patriotism,
cannot bo doubled and having a full view
of the whole ground, it will he more likely
to make a selection agreeable tn the great
body nf tho opposition than any separate
convention could do, however enlightened
and patriotic it may be. Jf the Pennsylva
nia convention to which I first alluded, he
right in supposing that (he distinguished
citizen whom it prefer would ho more
likely to be successful than uny other, ho
ought to be nominated, and undoubtedly,
for that very reason will be nominated by
the Harneburg convent ion, should it en
tertain tho same opinion.
With a just and proper sense nf the high
honor of being voluntarily called in the
office of President nf the United Stales hy
great free and enlightened people, and
profoundly grateful to those ofj my fellow
citizens who are desirous to see tne placed
in (hit exalted ai,d responsible nation J
must nevetthelcsi say in entire truth and
sincerity . that if the deliberations of the
conv'cMitinn shall lead them tn Ihu choice nt
another a the candidate of the opposition
iar from feeling any discontent, the nom
ination will have my best wishes, and to
ceivo my cnrdial supdorl.
And gentlemen, I hnpn that yon my
friends and neighbors will excuse the liberty
I lake in expressing to yon my almoin
desire, that, discarding all attachments of
partiality to me, and guided solely by the
motive of rescuing our country from the
dangers which now encompass it, you will
heartily unite in tho selection of that citizen
although it should not be mo, who may
appear to be the most likely, by this elec
tion, In bring abniii a salutary change in
the odminislrotinn of the general govern
menl.B change without which we shall be
mocked by the forms, and stripped of the
substantial benefits of free institutions.
Front the tenor of this note. I scarcely
need observe llialyou are at perfect liberty
to make such use of it asm your discretion
may seem proper.
I am. wiih high respect, ynur friend and
ob'l soiv'l. -If-ned HENRY CLiVY.
To General Thomas Metcalfe, General
Leslie Coombs and I ho other delegates
from Ki nlucky to ihellurrisburg Convuii-
tl in."
NATIONAL CONVENTION.
FmsT Dav.
Wednesday, Dec. 4, JR39
At twelve o'clock, the Convention as.
ecmblcd in the Lutheran Church, and was
culled to order by Mr. Williamson of
Pennsylvania, who nominated Mr Hatks
of Mas-achusetts. ns chairman pro tern.
for the purpose nf organizing the conven
tion. On motion Mr Pemiosk and Mr Swift
of Pennsylvania, were appointed Secrc
lanes pro teni.
On mo'ion of Mr Lekjh of Virginia tho
list of delegates was called over by the
Secretory.
The following delegates then presented
their credentials and look their scats.
MAINE.
Messrs- E II Allen. S R Lvman, S
Rradley. J Neal, It II Vie, Z Hyde, G
Pundlelon.
NEW HAMPSHIRE.
Messrs. Jas Wilson, S M'iS'eal, J East
man G S'cyens.
MASSACHUSETTS.
Messrs. J C Bales. I) Burnell.P Spraguo
R R Hough, J H Duncan, S Hoar, C
Hudson, A Loe. H Shaw. G A'hmin.
W Lnvering. J Howard, II G 0 Colby,
N M Davis.
RHODC ISLAND.
Messrs. J F Simons, W. Anthony B
Diman, G G King.
VERMONT.
Messrs. W Henry. S II Holley, A B
VV Tenny, W P llngs, Q Puine.
CONNECTICUT.
Messrs. C Dnvies, VV II Boardman.
C II Phelps, C Hawley, JnsS Gladding.
E C Bacon, E Jackson. J S Peters.
NEW YORK.
Messrs Chandler Starr. Robt C Nicho
las, J A King. B D Sillimau, Dudley Sei
dell II C Wcitnnre, J Hnnimnod, Rubi
Smith. Jas A Hamilton, P R Liviiig-'ton.
II M'Farland, E Fay, E .1 Jenkins,
II Hamilton, A Rriggs, S Van Ileus
selear, J Knickerbocker, B Blair, H H
Ross. S Gilbert. H P Vnorhces. I) Peine
C P Kitkland. A L M'Cariy. J Bradly, J
ltiis-sol, V Whitney. D White. J Dunn.
1) I) Spencer. A P Granger, J D Ledyard
Gil Wood. G V Sacket. II W Taylor,
Jno N Dox. I Lacy. P L Tracy, C Tuck
er, L F Allen. J Chaiterton.
NEW JERSEY.
Messrs. Asa Whiiheaii, I) S Gregory.
E Marsh, Jno D Hagar, T A Harlwe'l,
C Mofliit, R E Horner.
DELAWARE.
Messrs. Tho. Stockton; T M Rodnev.
R Man-field, P F Causey. J Ferries, E
Spruaiico, T Wainnght W D Wapples,
I) Hazzard
PENNSYLVANIA.
Messrs. .1 A Shol.e, j Lawrence. Alex.
Quinton. F Fialey, Jno Siv ill, I! Badger.
V D.irlmginn. E Darlington. .1 Roberts,
E T M 'Do well. J A Fisher, W R Morris,
C B Penrose, Jno Williain-nn, A O Ca-
I i. J.is Merrill. S M Bj relay, C P Mar
kle.J Gray, C C Reed, T H Piuierson,
David L"uch,jnn Dickey.
From t lie 'Mi Congressional district,
composed of tho cnunlien of Delaware,
Cheior and Lancaster, E C Reigarl ap
peared and chinned his sent, T G Hender
son also appeared and claimed the tame
seat.
From the I2ih Congressional district,
rompiised of the counties of Adams and
Franklin. James Calhoun appeared, and
claimed to represent said district. Geo
Chambers also appeared and claimed the
said seat.
From llio 17th Congressional district.
composed ol the counties nl Su-nuhaniia.
llradlord. Poller, and Mkenu, Muses J
' " ' i i " , " " T"
sain nisiriei. I'.ilwar.l Uverton also :ip
peared and claimed to represent said dis-
trie.
Whereupon Mr Robeits of Penn. moved ,
that n Committee of five delegates from
other States tbun Peon, be appointed to
whom the cuses of tho ontosied doln
gales from Pennsylvania bo referred. Mr
Williamson of Penn. moved to amend
that motion by striking out and inserting
that l he cases nf disputed seats in the
delegation from Pennsylvania be referred
to said delegation,
Mr Sprnguo of Mass. ihPn moved that
the said inotion together Willi I lie amend
ment, ho I tt id on thu tnble and that the Sec.
proceed with the call of Hie slates.
Which iui inn prevailed and the Secy,
proceeded with the call,
MARYLAND.
Messrs R Johnson, J L Kerr. J M
Goboroiigh, R W Bowie, G Howard, A
Alexander, Jas Mnnres.
VIRGINIA
Jffssrs B W Leigh, J Barbour, J W
Pregan. W S Archer. E Chamber. Jnliu
Tyler, W Nowlon.J B Harvey I A Coles
J Green. John Janney. II Berry, A Wnlur
man, B G U'lldwin, J Ediugion.
NORTH CAROLINA.
Messrs Jno. Owen. C R Kinnev, VV VV
Chery. F J Hill, VV II Bulllo. J i Kelly,
II VV Miller, N M Roan. I Burns. T A
AHison, B S Uoithcr, VV F Davidson.
KENTUCKY.
Messrs Tho Metcalfe. LCombi, M Key
W Preston, J Shelby, J Price, D Banks,
Andrews. 0 M Clay.
OHIO,
Messrs .1 Burnett, N G Pendleton, J
Johnson, W A Roger,s. A VV Rogers, VV
S Murphy, A 'Poland. J M Creed. I Bel
knap, E Cutter, B S Cowun.C T Sherman
C Premiss, T Bronson, II Green, J S
Lacy, B Betitly.
INDIANA.
Messrs. D McGoire, J It Mendcnhall,
Clarke, J Pcrrv. E M Huntington.
LOUISIANA.
G M Graham.
MISSISSIPPI.
Messrs T C Tnpper, A S Perkins.
MISSOURI.
Mcb ii W H Rusi I Logan HunKon.
ILLINOIS.
Messrs G VV Ralph, VV S Newbury.W
B Warren. '
ALABAMA.
Mrsrs. II VV II tl ard, VV H Fleming,
W II Smith.
MICHIGAN.
Messrs. G.C-Bates, T J Drake, DS
Bacon.
Tennessee, South Carolina, Georgia,
and Arkansas, not represented.
On moiion of Mr Spiague, of Jlass.
a committee was oppointed consisting of
Llio member Irorneach State, In uominnte
officers for (he permanent organization
of tho Convention.
The follrwing names were announced by
the chair as the committee.
Massachusetts P Spraguc.
Maine E II Allen
New Hamnshire James Wilson.
Vermont VV Henry.
Rhode I.land-G A'King.
Connecticut 0 Davis.
New York C Star.
New Jersey A Whitehead.
Delaware W 1) Wapples.
Pennsylvania--J A Shuize.
Maryland R Johnson.
Virginia W B Leigh.
North Carolina John Owen.
Ohio N G Pendleton,
Indiana D M'Gutre.
Illinois W K Warren,
Michigan J C Bales.
Mississippi T B Topper.
M .,, v H Rus-ell.
Kentucky--L Combs.
L"ti'siunn--G M Grnhome.
Alabama A W Hilhard.
Mr Johnson, of Ohio, moved that the
Convention be opened with prayer each
morning, by the clergymen of the different
denomination, in the cily of llarrisburgh.
Laid on the table, till I lie Convention "be
permanently organized.
On motion, adjourned, till ten o'cluck
to morow morning.
SECOND DAY.
Thursday Dec. 5. 1039.
Pursuant to adjournment the Conven
tion met.
The Rev. Mr Spreecher, officiating
clergyman of the Lutheran Church, offer,
ed up to Almighty God, a most fervent
prayer lor His blessing on the Convention
our country, and the world.
The following additional delegates ap
peared .-.
Ohio, Dr Cyrus Fanlconor. New York
Henry II. Ross. Virginia, William C
Mosoley. Fesius Dickinson. Mississippi,
Anderson Miller, Norlh Carolina. J C
Washington. Maryland, W Price. J B
Lerr.
Co. Dickey, of Pennsylvania, annnunc
ed that the Pennsylvania delegation had
agreed that all the clanrantsof seals from
this Slate ought to be admitted, and moved
that the journal of yesterday be corrected
accordingly, which was agreed to.
Mr Sprogue of Massachusetts, from the
Committer; to nominate officers, made
the following report, which was agreed
to
President.
Gov. JAMES BARBOUR, of Virginia.
Vice Presidents,
Gov. John S Peters nf Connecticut,
Gov J A Rhu'zo, of Pennsylvania.
Gov. David IJnz.ird. of Delaware.
Gov George Howard of Maryland,
Gov John Tyler, ol Virginia.
Gov John Owen of North Carolina,
Gov Tliomns Melcnlf.if Kentucky,
P R Livingston of New York.
Jacob Burnett, of Ohio.
I-aae Bales nf Massachusetts.
Jnmesi Wilson of New Hampshire,
E M lliiminglon of Indiana
Ephraiin Marsh of New Jersey.
Secretaries,
Charles B Penrose of Pennsylvania,
G W Ralph of Illinois.
S R Laman of Maine.
C Pume of Vermont,
On taking the chair, Gov. Barbour
made one of the most eloquent addresses
ever listened to.
Mr Graham, of Louisiana, said that
Idler from the Stale of Arkansas, author
I i.'ii mm reiiiiesiing 100 JJeiegates irom
1 Louisiana to eai tho vote nl' ArtmuiK f,,P
candidates fur President and Vice Pre.si.
dent had been received, winch he moved
hould bo read. He said he was glad to
liml liy tho letter thoi I lie Stale nf Arkan
sas wns about moving forward in the cause
of i he couniry, and breaking from Hie
shackles ol Benton & Co. by whom it had
ueeu neiu in thraldom.
After 6ouie discussion, the letter was
laid upon the tablo. Bui Hie vote wan
eventually reeonsidernd on motion of M'.
Shaw, of Massachusetts, and tho letter
was read. The letter was from tho Chair
man or the Stale coinrnitleo. and siaied
thai the delegates elected by I lint Siaie
wore in favor of Mr Clay for President,
and Gov. Tyler, of Virginia, for Vice
President.
On motion of Mr Chambers, nf Penn.
sylvauin. the rules Ihat govern tho House
of Representatives nf the United States.
wore adopted for the government of ihe
ileiilierattous nl the eon vein mo
On ni.itioo of Mr Johnson, of Ohio, ihe
resolution offered by him yu-lerday iiistrun
Hug iho President of the Convention to
procure Rev. Clergy of Uarrisburg in open
the Convention every morning with piuyor
was taken up and adopted.
On moiion of Air Mums, of Pennsylva
nia, Ihe reporters ul newspapers wore
invited to take teats on the floor of the
house.
Mr Sprsguc, uf Mas eactiuscttn, said that
ai aome differences of opinion might natu
rally exist relative to the mode of proceed
ing i" giviriftiir votes tor the different
candidate) for president; and as they
should endeavor to reconcile thosu differ
enccs, and present harmonious action ; that
standing ns the Convention did, in the
front of u formidable enemy, they mighi
present an undivided front. Ho ofiVred
the following to be adopted as thu order of
proceeding-.
(S"o order at close oft ho day's proceedings)
Mr B. W. Leigh, of Virginia, said he
concurred entirely with the geotlpinan from
Massachusetts. Mr SpragUe in Ins views,
but nut as to Ihe means of occninplishing
Ihem. His opinion was that ihu Conven
tion should mnvo step by slop, fi''l simply
by comparing tho views of oil. Ho ,'houghl
that n committee of one should be appoin
ted hy the delegates from each State, I"
act fur the others, in the expression of
views, and casting of votes. Situated ns
the delegates were, it would be most grat
lying to communicate with each other
personally; but as they worn not acquaint,
ed personally it would be impossible to do
He therefore in'ived to amend the
resolution offered by the gentleman from
Maspachusoit, by striking out all after Ihe
word resolved and inserting a substitute,
by which the Delegates from each State
were to vote per carnlit, and the vote of
each Stale to be given to each candidate in
proportion as the votes would (land each
Sinte having a full vote whether its dele
gation bo full or not.
Mr Hammond from New York, said he
wat in favor of the substitute just submit
ted, because it was in conformity wiili the
course pursued by the electors for Presi.
dent and Vice President.
Mr Spraguc, of Massachusetts wont
into on explanation of the difference
between the two propositions at sonic
length.
Mr. Selden. of New York, was in favor
of the amendment offered bv the delegate
from Virginia, Mr Leigh, He said it
would be hard lo permit iho votes of those
near lo prevent those distnnt rrom the
common centre, from a voice in the con
veniion. Neither of tho propnHitions met
his views exactly. He would prefer a
middle ground. Ho alo thought thai
when ihe Convention had cmne ion con
eliiion by means of a committee, it should
then be reported to the convention, int nd
of being reported back to the S'ate delega
tions, lo allow of changes and new conehi
sums. He, therelore should sustain the
amendment, as nearest his views.
Mr Rus-el. of Missouri, said ho was an
out and mil Clay man, and he proiested
against those representing States opposed
to Mr Clay, taking any advantage. He
was in favor of the amendment.
Mr Sprague said he found 11 necetsary
to arise once more and explain. It seemed
tn be a matter of complaint, thai the mo
linn submitted by htm did not cover the
whole ground. He went on to explain,
that it did not exclude any question or
right of voting, whether by States or per
capita.
Mr Penrose, of Pennsylvania, said he
agreed with the Hon. delegate from Vir
ginia, Mr Leigh that it was an impor
tant question of how the votes of the
Suncs should be given. He therefore
moved the following amendment lo Ihe
original resolution offered hy tho delegate
from Massachusetts. Mr Sprague
"That the vote of n majorily ol each
delegation shall be reported as the vote of
that Siate; and each stale represented here
shall vole its full electoral vote by such
delegation, in the committee."
Mr Bowie from Maryland, said he hod a
proposition lo submit to ihe Convention,
which he begged leave to read.
The President said it could not be re
ceived at this time, inasmuch as they had
got to the extremity of the order of amend
ment.
Mr Leigh said, that with iho leave nf the
convention, ho would withdraw the amend
ment offered by him, to allow tho delegate
from Maryland to move his amendment.
Leave was granted.
Mr Bowie from Md. nflered his amend,
meni. allowing each delegate one vole in
the Convention, without regard to Stales,
and no more.
Mr Penro-o of Pennsylvania, rose lo a
question of order. Ho wished to know
whether the withdrawal of Iho amendment
of Iho delegate from Virginia. Mr Leigh,
did nut give his amendment precedence.
The President decided, that it did.
Mr P. then spoke for some lima in sup.
port or his amendment. Htsrcmarks were
received with repeated bursts of applause.
MrShow nf Massachusetts, looked upon
the proposition of the delegate from Mary,
land, MrSpencc lo be unjust and impol
Hie. He argued that ihe stales should be
permitted lo supply their own vacations,
but beyond that they should not go. I-Je
was in lavnr of Ihu resolution offered by I he
delegate from Mass. Mr Sprague and
the aniendrient offered by the delegate
from Penn Mr Penrose.
Mr Fay ol N Y spoko in favor of each
slalo being allowed llio number of voles
thai they had delegates in attendance, and
no more.
Mr Hammond of N Y was in favor of
the per capita vote.
Mr Hoar of Mass. opposed tho amend
ment. He rrcnuimdod to tho gentleman
from Pa Mr Penrose) to withdraw his pro-
position, and suffer a vnlu to bo taken on
iho original motion ofl'ered by his colleguo.
Mr Sprague.
Mr Leigh of Va. made some further n
maiks in explanation uf tho object uf Ihe
amendment.
Mr Burnell of Mass argued nt somo
length in favor nf Ihe original proposition
Mr Merrill, of Pn briefly supported the
amendment.
1r R. Johnson of JIM. spoko nf the fa.
voriln of his stale. ,Vd had her first choice,
bin her delegation came here tint to force
that choice upon the convention, but pre.
pared if necessary lo give up lint choice
for the good of the country lie emit Mined
his remarks at s me length, mid concluded
hv proposing lo amend the amendments.
that the convention assemble to morrow
at 'i o'clork, wii h closed doors, and pro
ceed lo make a nomination for 'resnlenl
Mr Taylor of N York was in lavnr ol
tho original motion, which ho supported in
a few but eloquent remarks,
After some further remarks by Jlr
Vorris and Vr Roberts of Pn. in favour of
the emendmcnt. a resolution was offered
4ht the various propositions with regard
In ihe mode of procuring Iho nnminaiion
hr fnrnlhe Convention bo relerred toa coin-
of olio from each Stale, to report a mndo
nl proceeding to tre convention Not
agreed lo.
,1fr Swift of P,. expressed himself in
favor of the proposition to vole for a candi
date hy ballot in convention, without any
reference lo committee.
The question on Iho amendment 'ben
eaino up, iv hen ,1r Hammond of N York
called for n division of Iho question.
The first division wns agreed In.
Tho second division was agreed to.
Tho resolution ol'JIr Johnson of Jd, lo
proceed lo vote for n candidate to. morrow
at 12 o'clock, with closed doors, then came
up in order.
After somo further discussion botwesn
Messrs Leigh of Virginia. Johnson ofJI.i.
rylond and JJr Sprague of Jlassachusiis.
Jfr Liph of Virginia proposed another
amendment lo Iho original proposition,
winch was agreed In.
,Mt Joh.Ton's motion was then voted
down.
J)t Loi'rli 1 1 ."-r withdraw his proposition
and tho original proposition by Mr Spraguc
wilh the amendment by Jlr Z-Vnrosc was
agreed lo unanimously, of which the fol-
owing is a copy ;
ORDERED.
That tho Delegates from eticlt State be
requested to assemble as a Delegation, and
appoint n committee not exceeding- three
in number, lo receive the views nnd opin
ions nf such Delegation, and communicate
ihesainc to the assembled committee of n'l
he delegations, lo bo by them respectively
reported to their principals; and that there
upon the delegates from each Slate be re
quested to assemble as a Delegation, and
billot for candidates Tor the nfhees ol
President and Vice President, and having
done so, in commit the ballot designating
Ihu votes of each candidate, nnd by whom
given, to its committee; mid thereupon all
the committees shall assemble and compare
the several ballots, and report iho resiiii of
I he same to I heir several delegations, in
geiher with such facts as may ben r upun
the nomination ; and such delegation shall
'iirthwiih re assemble ami ballot agam for
candidates for the above offiees ami again
eommit the resnli to I he a ho ve couiiiiu ' ees
and il it shall appear that a nrij rity of iln
hallo's are lor any one man lor caodida'e
for snlent, said committee shall report
the ro-nlt to the Cooven' ion for its consul
eraiion ; but if there shall be no siicli ma
jority, then the delegation shall repeal ihe
balloting until such n majority shall be
obtained, nnd then report the same lo Ihe
Convention for Us considerai ion.
That the vote of a majority of each Dele
gation shall be report, d as : tie vote nl thai
State: and each Slate represented here
shall vote its foil electoral vote by such
delegation in ih committee.
THIRD DAY.
FniDAY. Dec. C Convention met pur
suant to adjournment-
A letter frnm tho Whig State Conven
tion of Vennnnt, addrassed to the Presi
dent oT i ho Convention, was received and
laid on the table
Mr A P Mr. Reynolds, of Michigan. and
Mr Preslon, of .Maryland, nppenred n.s
delegates and took their seals in conveu
l ion.
Mr Cassuis Blny, of Kentucky, offered
nresolulion that Iho aves and noes he
called, and the delegates declare viva voce ! i lie Cli.niii.in biiii.-ell'hfin included in ihu negu
their choice ns a ciindula'o lor I're-ideni. hip nies e'lfn.
and that where a delegation is not In. I -Mr- Wish nunp,l ihe prpunin qiie.-iinn on ilia
the absences cast the votea of ,he .b.;'
sent members. Tl(, .,,,,, ,(M1 ,ivl(ir.i I the ipiin u-,mriid
Mr C addressed the convention in favor jih.ii ihP ayes woe 112, including ihe five VVina
or his motion. He said he wished every ' meuiiiers limn New Jeisev ami .Mr. Nnylor. 'Tho
portion of the people lo be heard. I lo , "" c"" denUi-d 10 he 118. four members h.in
knew not Ihal his own favorite would bo I vul'11 ';J-'unS " lllft eeiiilic-iei.f ilm Se
.iiii.i ., I cieiuiv or.-51.11e r .New Jeippy. Ueihicnnj; dinpu-
n..m.nnted-l e did not know even the re m, (vn( ,0
Slllt of Ihe balloting, but 110 Wished a full, ,,,., ll.l. s.i ihe As.emhli derided not 'ill Mliiailt
fair and candid expression nl opinion
Mr D.ivies of Connecticut, opposed ihe
mot 1011 of Mr Clay, and moved thut it be
laid on the table.
Agreed to.
Mr Homer of New Jersey, offered a
resolution to procure a correct li-t uftho
delegates and their post nfilccs, lo be pub
lished with the proceedings of thu Con
vention. Ag'o. d Id,
Mr'.M Parland. 01' New York laid before
the convention lw proceedings of a meet
ing 111 O'ange c oin'y in thai S'n'e,
Mr Willlaui-00 moved 1 l.nl a coininillee
of finance bo app i oted : Mr Lee of Mas-:
chu-etis to bo appointed chairman.
On motion the convention adjourned till
three o'clork.
S A M E DA Y--AFTERNOON.
After prayer by thu Rev William Birnes
of the Moihodisi Church.
Mr Fisher, of Pennsylvania, Irom Iho
committee made report relativu to the ex
penses of 1 ho Convention.
Adjourned till seven u'clock this even
ing. SAME DAY-EVENING.
Mr Williamson, of Pennsylvania, moved
U Thus E Cochran. E-o be admitted in
that
a seat in the room of Mr Morris, of Penn.
...l,.. l.n.l i,..,i A. .,.,! I,,
Mr Wet more, of Sew York, ottered,
several reiilnuons relative lo the as-mnb
Img of a national convention or YOUNG
.1EN, to respond lo thu nomination ul
'his convention.
Mr W, staled thai the resolutions pin
, , ,. ii, .iiii r
ceeded Iron, a highly re pec.ablo body oT
wings in Now York. He did not, however
press the resnlui inn , nl Hits lime.
Koine disseussion now look place on i
mot ion in lake a recess till nine o'clock
Tho motion prevailed.
NINE O.CLOCK, r. m
Mr R Johnson, ol'Viry land, said that
as no result had been arrived at, in ballot
in! hv delegai ions, he would ui'ivo Ihat
the coininillee on Vim subject bo ...slrucied l'.n ilie Cle.k si I iImi ihr.e we.e "c.edemi.jl,
I , i , ;. ,, i one hli-ei I H oi hei npiilleuien nlsii, wlin nl.iiin llio
to report progress, and ihat it ll.en be , Jm j",. fCrnfill.lle ,lf 10
discharged, anil that the Convention lhens ,MO f i .t 1 of New Je.-ey. in f.nnr o( iho
proceed to vole lor candidates lor resl-
dent nnd Vie- Picsidenl, per capita.
GMr Richard iiu;htiin was annniliiced ns
a deleg rr.Mii .lassnchnsells inlhurou...
. r, .. , , i i
of Mr Colby Who had gone liuino,
Mr llarvie, of Virginia, moved lu lay
Hie resniUUUIl Ol Mr It JOIIIlSOll on IIIU U
ble.
'Mr II, said Ihat Iho committee was now
in session and could not report.
Mr Willaimson, or Pennsylvania, eaid
the quest inn was not debateabln
The quesl ion wan then put on the ino-
tion to lay ihe resolution on the table ;
which prevailed.
A motion was made that the Convention
do adjourn. Lost.
M' llirvte then said he understood tho
Committee was in the house, and ho
therefore moved that thu resolution be re
reconsidered. Mt M'Dowell. nf Pennsylvania, said iho'
Cnininitii p would report in half an hour.
Anpl iiue
Mr llarvic said lie hoped that gentle
men would ( xercisn n little patience.
Mr 7'aylor, ol New York, said ho tho't
the resolution should nut bo acted on, as
the Convention would thereby bo undoing
what nail been done for (he last two days.
Me R Johnson, said he feared the com
miitec would not report so sonn.
Mr M'Dowell said the committee would
certainly report in half an hour.
Mr R VV Bowie of Jlaryland said the
committee had adjourned, and no auch
order had been taken.
Mr. JI'Dowell iaid he was assured by
what might bo considered the majority,
that ihecommittce would be able In report.
Mr. Hornon of New Jersey, moved that
tho convention proceed to other bussinees
until llm committee bo able to report,
Mr. Havio moved an ndjournmont. Lost.
Mr, Taylor of New York, moved Ihe
committee take a recess for half an hour,
which was afterwards altered to an hour,
and ngreod to.
HALF PAST TEN, P. M.
As booii as ih.; Convention was called lo
order, Gov. Owen, of North Carolina, an
nounced that the commit! cc had had Ihe
subject matter under consideration, and
had instructed thf. chairman lo report pro
gress and nk 'eave to sil again ; and Ihat
iho following was the result of the ballot
ing. !h President.
Two hundred and fifty four ballots were
cast of which.
Gen. WiM'iEr.n Scott had 16
Hon. IIkmiv Cr.Av. 90
Gen. W.m. II. llAnnisorr, 148
254
One hundred and forty-eight, ballots
being n mnj'irity of the whole number.
G"n WILLIA.V II. HARRISON, of
Ohm, wis do y selected a- the candidate.
t'orthe Pre-olei cv. N- baHolings wero
1 ad for Ihe Vice Presidency.
The report was received, nnd the com
mittee had b ave to sil ngaiu; whereupon
he Convention adj itirnud till 10 o'clock
to- morrow.
Remainder next iceck
Finin I lie New Ymk Courier nnd Enq.nf Friday
THE CONTESTED SKVTS.
We learn frnm ihecuiiri'B of t lie debates in ihe
Hnii-e nl I!pii e.i'iii.n ues oil VV'ctlne -it.i v , lli.il tie
disiiin.imzPM hivi- it 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 hi 1 in exrlu'linj ilm
W Ilia itieiiihe 1 fi mil N. Jnort fium ,ui I i'-ipiiiin
in ilic 01g.01iz.1tioonr1l1.il hndy. Tliim ihr snv
ipiKill of : Sjiine ill hale been trinnp'ed in llm
duo. I..IH mid cun-iiniiiiiiH will Iniie l-een c.ml
iitidf ns WH-ie paii'lunnil ; mid ill" f.ne uf llio
W'Hla iiiHinlierf , whose sr-.im Hie di-pierd, will
he ('linn ii ltd 10 101 iiiijcinpulijii.'i 'Tun V in.ij n ily of
tllR 'lllll-C.
'The piorp-s bv nhieh die nbjVn ofihe Tonics
v.i iiiT(iniiti.ipil inn hchiie(l) expl.iuiH. When
ill- quasi I leu. i! ii-rpinhttd on U edne-d ij mm -nillf,
llie iiin.n..., .... ..11 :inl nil..', i hv Air.
Tu UN K v ( T ) ef IV,ine-fei-, Tiihii 11 drcision of
1 ti e Di m nn the piei r ilinj il.i, 111. 11 ill" innlinn of
Mi . liHFTr, ir.Si'inli CiiijIiii.i, 10 1 11 mi die l.ilile
:i le-nliiiinn nllVnil hv Ur U'iSK, nf Vh iini.i, lud
hern -c ult-il 111 1 In negative, ihr .ues Iihii 115,
mr.s nf Mi . N a VI, ill. nl I ii ii - Iv.iiii.i. and uf
Ihe 1I1 nn ol 1I10 Cli.or I he Umr Mien an-
11n1111ce1l1h.il in pin sii.inn; nflhelernn uf ienlu
liun die piri!Piliii .i , iniiuiluced hy Mr. Briggs
of Mn.ii'lm'Pin, nnd ndnpied hy ihe Aioteinhly
ilium piorred in decide serutim on llie riglil of
ich of ihe ineinlifis niiiilui'iiu reinhr.iiei from
New Jpisp, n,im hv uime. .Mr W ise inoieil
ill 11 ilie iiii'siinn he pin nn Ihe Hist n.une, anil do
m.iuih'd (he pievieiw iiiHsiinii, Mr Tiiiney 1013
l .1 ipirtiiini of imlei , .mil n frene en-tied of io
Ion I iiiiii ir an I cniilu-inii. (hies weie lieaid hem
all fiile-ul ib- Ilou-e "Older ! iirdei-! Let lh
Ch.iii pie,. ir mil. r 1" "l! i ! jn mi ! gn il !
1!" .iheidl" mingled well rl.ippuia. Iiissinj, 1011I .1
dm like Imi cl'P. ihol, in ihe iind-l ul" ulni-li Air
Tnrnej einpluied lie exin e.sinii leiooaied in hv our
C'liie.puuileni "tf thi ii to be the course of
things, the sooner ire am change ii iln a row
the better'," I'm n few iionuies, iheie w.h imiiiu
in-lit d inner ili.il the lluu.-e would bie.ik up in
0011111-1011,
Air 'Tiiiney was he.iid lo My "I nppe.il trom
"lliedeiiii i ol' ihe Ch.iir. 1 rlami here umt
".ippeiil, 1 1 1 I .-h:ill rmiloiue in appeal im lung us
")ini fo decide. You li ie p.iid nn leg.nd lo older
"nnd ii is iiupu-johle we eer cm Imenny oilier
"su lun ns )nu 1 1 iheie. You seem deiei mined
"in o.iny iiiir 1 1 ii I nuhl or uinni. 'Iheie is a
"iii.ijui ny of vole- nncmiie?leil whii h h.ue decided
"lo levrise jnur d-c.ision, nnd ei jnu suffei new
'liieiion- In he moved. I .ippe.il senlleuicii uiav
h ilt'.o "mitrr" at in- nil loonminw ninriiins i
"will stand lieie mid appeal nil canilleliglil I
"never cm milium in it."
The rh iii- then declared die opinion ili.it, under
lliniesoluiinnnflbed.lv piccediii", I lie naineii ol
lie L'Piiilenien r.l.iunini: ciiiuciiled seals, who h.ive
heen lepmled h) ihe iclleis lo I lie chair, imisl be
decided upun, n.iui tiv name, by ihe met'iin;.
I'ioiii ih.it decision nfiho ill ill', ihe uppeal of ,Mr,
7'onev was neide, mill on lli.il nppe.il Mr Wiio
h.nl c.illi il die oievimu one. linn. The m.iin nuej-
linn on ihiseall wis, wlielher ihe jjeiiileiu.iii uhoio
name was linl rcimie d In ihe lelleis In llio Ch.iir
I name was nm rcim iei ov ine leneis in oie vii.nr
i ,.,.,-- ' nllPHI,1 llm, )e; hav.ng -.o.cd,
f,ni, i,,,,,, , u, e cmnncd.
l'liu, ilie iiue-iiiiii cone no nn llio rislit o( Mr.
Navlnr in h.iwi II" u one ciiuineil. The A'finbly
dniiled ,ui. lb-lell'-is icpm llin Ayei 119, ilia
Nnei 112, and ili.il thu cuniesieil o wuiild not
chaise ihe ii-siili So ihe Aseuilil,v decided llul
the olu nf Mr N.i)lur sliuuld he culiaieil.
'The name of Air. A vcmuo, one of the legally
reuoneil members horn New Jt-i-ey, c.iino next.
Mis cicilciili.il wric lead al I lie Uleik's l.ilile,
, l , ( ( Wr.tn. Du keinm, -xe , in ilie se n, u.u
then ieul liv the t'leik, Tim New Jeisc) liw ol
'clecimus was called fur bv Mr W'i.e nnd lead Mr
.'" M. T"f "ZuTmI
fi -i ser ums ol Hie t,ouiiiiltmi J wlncli nnviilo
i f)l ,,, ,.,,.,.,( lf re,,Menl..liu-s, mnl the l.ihuiul
(1 ( t -: t upun ihe.r icnpns nnd qn iiilii-aunn. ,Mr
U im calleil ..r ilic i e-.liliM" nl me lounu seriiuu ,
whnli nideis lit 1 1 ihe nine, iil.irn nnd manlier of
holihui; elcciinnn fir Itepic-eiiulive sh ill be pro
sciihul in c.icb .Si.ileby il l.ri:ud.iiiiifl. Tlio llonjo
llien divided nn iho (piemmn or Mr Ajcrigj'" r'tjlit
lo vole; nnd ilie 'Telleis reporied ihe )t 117.
4 h niim olrdriom New Jersey, and the noei lo
be 122, ', having voitd Trom New Jcnry. So the

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