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Thinsdnj, July I IN.VJ.
XAT10X.U. Wllltt NOMIXATIO.VS.
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WM. A. Gil AH AM,
Or NOltTll CAllOI.INA.
For the Presidential Campaign,
Tho Watchman t State Journal will bo fur
nished in packets or 10 or more, to one address,
from July 1, to Dec. 31, 18r2,or50eeiu,.orMe
six ctoii'A' -payable in advance.
wnio "statu coKVtiivriOiW
A Convention of the Whigs of tho State of
Vermont, will bo holden at Hurlington on Wed
ncsday, tho seventh day of July next, at 10 o'
clock, A. M., for tho purpose of nominating a
ticket for State Ofiicors, preparatory to tho next
Scptcmbor election, and for tho transaction of
such other business as may bo deemed expedient
and proper, by tho Whigs of this Stato when as
sembled in mass Convention. A general and
punctual attendance of delegates from all parts
of the State is requested.
HENRY II. STACY,
j. h. rarri:tt
NEMAN CAKTKNTEIl, J
Juno 14, ie:2.
Whiff District Convention.
The Whigs of the second Congressional Dis
trict, nro requested to meet in Convention, at
Whito Hivcr Junction, on Thursday, tho 8th day
of July next, at one o'clock In tho afternoon, for
the purposo of nominating a member of Congress
for said District.
Every town in tho District is requested to elect
delegates to said Convention
JOHN PORTER, ' 1
EMI1U I1YD11, ' Distflct
AUIS1IA STODDARD, f Committee
EDWARD A. CAUOON, ,
Juno S3, I .".2.
The Nomination and the Plat
form. Thclldilomf the Watchman to the Senior Pub
Usher. Huston, Juno 20, 16.12.
Thus far favored on tho homownrd journey
from Baltimore, I hero find business that will
dutain ine bayond nnother publication day of the
Wntchman. 1 cannot permit that day to pass,
however, without indicating tho impression
mndo upon mo by tho proceedings and results of
he Whig National Convention. From the first
it wasnpparont to mo that Gk.n.Scoti' must, al
most inevitably, receive tho nomination. It was
barely possible, nt tho outset, that tho opponents
of tho old veteran might imito in a grand attack,
front and rear, and so compel him to surrender i
but tho probabilities wcro very stroug, indeed,
placing reliance upon explicit avowals to that
effect, it was certain that apart hotli of tho
Webster men and tho Fillmore menwould go for
Scott as their second choice. So the event
proved. Through fifty-ono ballotings tho
friends of tho three candidates stood firmly by
the first choice, almost without variation ; for it
is to be remarked that tho variations noticed in
New Hampshire and Vermont, until tho fifty
fecond ballot, were not occasioned by a chungo
ot votes. Each of those States had our district
delegates, entitled to only three district votes;
and, to meet this difficulty, it was agreed, (with
an occasional exception in Vermont, which will
bo oxplaincd Eomo six months hence,) that tho
four should nlternato with each other in with
holding one volo at each ballot. It also happen
ed, in botli states, that two out of tho wholo
number wero Scott men: hence it would happen
occasionally that each stale gavo lico votes to
Scott, and only one on other ballotings. I re
peat, then, that through fifty ono ballotings, as
a general rule, tho friends of tho three candid
atcs stood by their first choice. It was then
palpable, that cither a part of ono division or
another must yield and go for a second choice,
or the convention must dissolvo without effect
ing the purposo for which it was called. The
friends of General Scott, wcro the plurality, and
felt that they had no right to yield. On the other
hand, the friends of Mr. Webster and Mr. Fill
more had ascertained that they could not unite so
as to carry a majority for cither against Scott.
Nothing was then left to bedone, but simply this :
tho Webster nnd Fillmoro men who preferred
Scott ai a second choice, must put an end to the
coutckt uy going lor facott. 1 li y did so. On
the f.'Jd ballot, a part of tho Fillmoro men in
Tennessee voted for Scott, and gavo him a ma
jority of tho otcs enkt, but not of the wholo
electoral college. On Uio Md ballot, Webster
men in New Hampshire, Vermont and Rhode
Island, and Fillmoro mon in Virginia, Pennsyl
vania, Illinois, Missouri and lowu, went fur Gen.
Scott, and thus terminated the contest If over
a nomination was undo without bargaining,
without Intrigues, without compromises, it was
this. It was a nomination necessary to bo made ;
and what is more, it was a nomination ft to bo
made, to be supported, itnd ft fur a glorious
In 1808 Wi.trrrLD Scott entered tho pub
lie service under a commission from President
J. ri tiuo.N ; and for forty yoars ho has remain
trd in service under every adminiotratiou ; but,
from first tolast, he has steadfastly abided by tho
conservative principles which characteriie tho
Whig party ; and it may be well said that there
is not, among all our public men, a more consis
tent, more steadfast, or purer Whig than Win
FlfcLD Scott. Ho has a just claim, then, to the
entire confidence of tho Whig party, ui n Whig-
For nearly half a century he has been in the
scrvico of the whole country knowing no North,
no South, no East, no Wcs, and having no
no end to be subscrtcd but the honor and glory
of Uio American people, lie is, therefore, emi
nently patriotic, and deserves tlio confidence of
every American citizen, in every section and of
In tlioto forty-four years, his services have been
constant, important, varied, and eminently bril
liant. As ft military man ho lias uo equal living,
in our own lund orany other; and as a tactician,
whether on the field of battle or In tho diplomat
ic strife of statesmanship, ho has never failed in
nay emergency which lie has been called upon
to meet JlnUiant as his career is universally ac
knowledged to have been as a soldier, it is worth
w hilo to remember that he has ever been success
ful in his public services us a civilian. As commander-in-chief
of tho army, administrative tal
ents have been required of liiui kecond only, if
second at all, to those required in the loftiest
walks of statesmanship. Ho has never failed in
and in Mexico thcro were enough or them have
over proved too strong for him. Dclicato and
dangerous exigencies of nn entirely different
character, requiring alike tho genius and the
prudence of the military commander, and al! the
arts of tlio diplomatist, liavo often been commit
ted to his cnargc, but never without a speedy, n
successfiil,"and n peaceful issue. Remember tno
pacification of tho Nullifiers of South Carolina,
when threatening armed resistance j the pcacc
blo removal of fifteen thousand Chctokecs from
Georgia, w lien stung to the quick by the rapaci
ty and cruelty which forced them from tho land
of their nativity, and the graves of their fathers;
the successful settlement -of difficulties on the
Northern frontier during the Canadian rebellion
of '37; and tho pacification of the North Eastern
boundary question, when a war with Great llrit-
tain had well nigh been brought about by tho
armed forces of Mainonnd Now Rranswick.
Looking back at Gen. Scott's brilliant career
of nearly half a century, calling into practical
uso the highest qualities required in an Execu
tive officer, no reasonable man can doubt his fit
ness for tho high honor which is proposed for him.
A whig without reproach an old, patriotic, and
ever faithful public servant a man eminently
fitted for any post and withal a man hose pub
lic character is unstained, and his private life
without reproach : I say, such a mania worthy
oT confidence, admiration and support; and these
ho will cordially rccoivo, so far ns tho old
" Watchman" can give them.
Tho nomination of Gen. Scott, is coldly re
ceived by a few of thoso who wero his uncom
promising opponents at Haltimoro. A week has
elapsed, and the number of malcontent is mate
rially lessened. In thirty days, I venture to
guess that the unpracticables will be heartily !
ashamed of themselves. As yet, it is only worth
while to laugh at tho folly of tho inadmon, of
whom tho number is very few- confined mainly
to Hoston, and to tho editorial "sanctum" of the
Hoston Courier. .Mr. Wr:nsTKn, you will ob
serve, is himself cool but civil ; Mr. Filuiori:
very civil ; and " all tho rest ofmnhkiud," includ
ing somo of tho democrats probably, aro going
fur Scott. So ho it.
AstoTnr. 1'i.ATronv, which you doubtless
will give to thoroadcrs of tho Watchman: 1
think nn early presentation of that matter some
what in its truo light, oven though imporfeclly
done, is rendered qui to necessary by an errone
ous and injurious statement made in a newspa
per which is widely circulated in Vermont. I
nlhido to the Mio York Tribune. I cannot for
ri momunt admit tin policy, the propriety, and
much loss the justice of tho first nrticle of tho
Inbunc on this subject, and 1 am anxious to take
tho first opportunity to begin, at loaBt, to put the
With fow, if ony exceptions, the friends of
Gen. Scott at tho outset, wero entirely opposed
to any platform, other than the letter of nccept-
onco of the nomineo They took this "round as
matter of sound jmlicy, knowing that if tlia
choice fell upon Gen. Slott, his platform would
bo eminently constitutional, conservative, patriotic
and genuinely Winn all ovor, and feeling that it
would bo more satisfactory to tho people to tko
tho views of the candidate, freshly expressed by
himself, and on his own responsibility, than any
platlorui winch tho convention could adopt, but
could no( lorco upon tho pcoplo or tho patty,
against their will.
Tho Southern delegates generally, however,
comprising nearly all of the Fillmoro men, ami
the friends of Mr. Webster at tho North, com
bined in insUl'mg upon a platform previous to the
nomination. On that condition Tor a moment
hung tho fato of tho Whiir nartv : without a
platform, thcro could bo no nomination which
would bo recognised as binding by n largo pro
portion of tho convention. To this pressure,
this necessity imposed upon them by tho Fill
moro and Webster men, a part of tho Scott men
yielded ; though not until it was cvidont that
both Northern and Southern men wero prepared
to tako ground on which tho integrity and har
mony of tho Whig party of tho whole Union
couiu ou iiappuy maintained. J lie rcau t in
Convontion is to bo found in Uio adoption of Tnr.
Platform by 227 votes to CO ; and the result
with tho Whig party, I trust will be, a hearty
ucijuil'buiicu in jjoou lauu, anu a consequent es
tablishment of the whole, party. North and South,
as being eminently tiik party or the Consti
tution, OK FllKKUtlM, or 1'r.ACK, Ol'llKAL 11111
gress, and substantial I'nospKRiTr.
What m tho I'latform ? Inform, tho sticklers
for that absurdest of all absurdities, "finality,"
may seem nt fir-t blush to havo got their wish :
in substance, every thing is yielded to tho other
Bido. To compriso every thing in two words,
tho platform is nothing but co)istilutiomdism and
common sense; aim mo adoption ot it Ly mon
who have been almost at swords' points about
tho "compromise" and "finality," only shows
that underneath all tho eddies and counter cur
rents which havo appeared upon tho surfuco of
tho party, thcro has over been a strong and feteady
Buuiiu principles and liberal mows,
which ought to boar any party successfully to
To come at onco to tho main disputed ques
Hons tlio Compromise, including the Fii"itivo
Slavo law, mid tho slavery question generally
what is the Platform ? It asks no surrender of
opinions: Northern und Southern Anti-Slaverv
and Pro-Slavery mon wo aro all freo as cvor
to entertain our own notions. Rut what? Oh,
wo are just exactly to respect theso laws of tho
land, us every man is bound to do by his oath,
plallorm or no platform : I say wo aro just to rO'
spoct those laws, until time and erjitrieiiee show
tluit we can make them better, by remtduine de
fects and preventing ubuscs. In a word, tho Ru'..
timora I'latform is, in this respect, exactly tho
Vermont Whig Platfiimi promulgated at Hel-
lows FalU hut year in Stato Convention ; tho
platform the Watchman has advocated over
since tho "compromise" was adopted; and, I
will add, tlio platform of the Constitution and
common sense. I lio ultra Slavocratic doctrine,
as every body knous, w, that tho fugitive tduve
law ra 11110 be repealed or modified ; and it is
even understood that this monstruua doctrino is
to bo backed up by Kimi Vkto ! Thanks to
the good souse, tho sound constitutional views,
and the fearlessness of the Southern WIiil's.
they asked no such thing as that at the hands of
tho Convention They havo taken the true
ground ; and tho concession is a genuine tri
umph of sound constitutional doctrine.
What more ? " we aro to deprecate all further
agitation of the question thus settled," and will
discountenance it, and will maintain this posi
lion as being essential to tho nationality of tho
Whig party and tho intcgrty of the Union?
What moans all this ? Whit is " Die question
thus settled"? Tho Tribune tells us that it
moans all questions about Slavery. Very well !
well! well! for a greater triumph for Freedom
never yet has been won ou A mc .an soil, from
the dayd of '70 till now. Yes, friend Greeley,
aU questions if you please ; and then this plat
form means that Southern men and Northern
men, are just U let Slavery stand as it is, so far
as organised political action or legislation are
concerned. Nov, tow does it standi Our to r
ntorics ate free, aro they not' and tho South
ern N lugs unite with tho Northern Whigs in
pledging each other to let things stand as they
are. It is a solemn pledgo on tho part of the
Southern Whigs not to push slavery into free
territory t not to annex slavo territory: no!
to mnko new aggressions for the extension
of Slavery. On our part it Is a solemn
pledge no! to intcrfcro with Slavery whore it is
established not to disturb tho constitutional
privileges of tho South no! to agitate for agi
tation's sake, without cither the power, or tho
purposo if wo had Oio power, to infringe ono io
ta upon their lawful rights. In abort, it is a
grand stride in tho right direction once inoro by
the Southern Whigs, and worthy of those genu
ine heroes who dared to denounce tho Texas ag
gressions and the War upon Mexico. When
they say, let slavery stand as it is, they put a Itm
it to it ; when wo say that wo will not counte
nance that agitation which only serves to embit
ter tho hearts of every body, without ameliora
ting tho condition of a single slave, wo havo
both prepared the way for tho sure progress of
Freedom. Limit slavery to its present position,
and lcavo it to the slaveholder to manage without
impertinent and useless interference : that seems
to bo tho upshot of the whole matter. If tho
South abides by that ground, it is tho most hope
ful sign for tho peaceful ond certain amelioration
OfAmcrican Slavery, and for tho ultimate ex
tinction of it, that has appeared in tho last ten
years. If the South dot's not abide by it, wo of
tho North aru absolved from nil obligation.
Hut wo nre not to criticise, discuss, remon
strate, on this subject of slavery. So saya tho
Tribune. I see no warrant for that assertion in
tho platform. Agitation, indeed, in any form
is condemned, Hut ithat sort of agitation?
This Platform is a party act, and applies to or
ganized party action. I see no warrant to con
strue it as a bar to private opinion, free discus
sion, or any sort of action other than political
action. And wl a' docs it exclude oven of po
litical action ? Wo aro not to interfere with
Slavery where it is already established Is-that
n neie doctrine i It strikes mo that it is very
old, at least among the Whigs of Vermont, nnd
iiai often been recognised, even in the constitu
tion of anti-slaery societies. And what do
tho Southern Whigs ongage ? They aro not to
" agitato" for Slavery ; they nro not to seek to
extend it ; they are not to disturb us of the
North by pro-slavery agitation. It is another
grand point gained for Freedom, for l'oace, and
for the perpetuity of the Union.
Such, hastily given, are my lnprossions on
this part of tho platform. As to tho rest, it is a
substantial advance for sound Whig principles.
Hitherto the Whig party has had to meet defec
tions in the South, growing out of constitutional
scruples ; but tho party is now for once harmo
nious nsa whole, in all the essential points, and
particularly upon that most necessary for tho
prosperity of Vermont, and most cherished by
Iter people 1 mean a I'noTrcTivr. Tariff.
In this view of the matter, I am deposed to
receive tho platform with favor, and test the sin
cerity of the importaut concessions which the
South has made. In the meantime, wo of Ver
mont, are required to sacrifice no opinions, no
privileges, no righU. Wo shall doubtless con
tinue tu elect staunch upholders of the old Ver
mont Whig croud to represent us on every occa
sion ; and whenever tho occasion calls fur ac
ion upon any law which requires amendment,
upon any cncroachmuiit upon the rights of the
freemen of Uio North or upon any project for
the extension of Slavery, in broach of tho pledge
contained in tho Ilaltimnro I'latform, como
whence it may, It is not to be doubted by any
body that they will act as becomes representa
tives of tho pcirles. and free Green Mountain
Spirit of the Whig Press.
That our readers may know how heartily and
joyfully the nomination of Scott and Graham for
the Presidency and Vice Presidency is receivod
throughout tho Union, we give oxtracts from
various papers, as specimens of the general nn 1
universal satisfaction it aflbi'dslhe entire Whig
party of the country :
Tht New-Havon Palladium says:
" UUI Chippewa" nominated. The bravo old
hero of Niagara, and the conqueror of Mexico,
has again proved invincible, and is now the
Whig candidate for President of the United
States. One more triumph the crowning glory
ot all yet awaits nun tliut ol an overwhelm
ins victory in tho civic raco which he Ins just
commenced. " Confound your long legs, Scott,"
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f 7 . ' , "
,.u.....g .own u.u ..r.u.i. ....... lira v.c.ory
ml i.nada, and running up tho stars and tunes.
" Confound your long logs-l had ex. led to
bo hero before you." So Gen. Pierce will say
next November, alter trie Presidential raco is
Tho Ncw-Hodford Mercury says :
For ourselves we fechlio exultation upon this
nomination, except ilhatyvliich precedes from
our dovotion to the WjJSflBT.ty,- Wo believe
the strongest Whig ffiominatioh, that could bo
made, has been nnilqjfcnafwjojgo to the people
encouraged by that nssurano&T,
Tho Worcester TruiiscriptlmyB:
This glorious consummation was ardently
wished for, but the protracted deliberations of
tho Convontion rendered it for a time somewhat
uncertain. Tho wishes of the Status however,
that aro chielly relied on to elect tho Whig
nominee, could not bo disregarded. Scott was
their choice ; and ho is now tho choice of the
wholo Whig party.
Tho Salem Gazette spoaks for old Essex as
A largo portion of our readers will hail the
nomination of General Scott as their first choice,
and most of tho runiainder, wo are sure, while
regretting that their favorite could not obtain
tho votes of delogates out of Now England, will
rejoice that ono so worthy as General Scott has
been selected as the bearer of the Whig Stan
dard. His commanding talents, his comprehensive
and liberal experience, his long and patriotic
devotion to tho interests of tho people, Ins bril
liant achievmcnU in support of the National
honor, and moro than all, his freo and elevated
liositioii, removed from the associations of mere
jiartizan warfare, uueontaminated from pledges
and commitments, und exempt from the prejudi
ces which spring from sectional and local joal
ousios, give him an unquestionable claim to pop
ular confidence and support.
Winfield Scott was born on the lUth of June,
178(1, and is, therefoic, now 00.
Admiltod to the bar in IH00, and practised a
fow months in Pittsburg (Virginia) Court.
Appointed Captain of Light Artillery in .May
Appointed Lt. Colonel in the 2d Artillery in
1 ought the hattlo of Queenstown and was
taken prisoner 1'Jth Oct 18 1--'.
Appointed Rrigadier General in March, 181L
Fought the battloof Chippewa, July 5th, 1S1 1.
Commanded the main body of llrown's army,
in the battle of Niagara, (Lundy's Lane,) July
Mill, IBM. ' '
Rrovetted Mojor General, July, 18H.
Maintained eaco in tlio Patriot Troubles, in
the uflair ot tlio Caroline, 18:17.
Aids in the Pacification of the Maino bounda
ry, in 16.TJ.
Captures Vera Crur.!Sld of March, 1647.
Wilis tho battle of Ccrro Gordo, April 18, M7.
Wins tho battle of Contreras, Aug. 11), '17.
Wins the battle of Churubusco, August S0th
Entered the city of Mexico on tho morning of
or the llth of September, 1817.
Thus has Winfield Scott been -1 1 years in the
service ol his country, having inad om oftl e
roost brilliant campaigns on rtccrd, BCTflf
failed in any undertaking.
One moro record m honor of the gallunt and
Incorruptible Solif.jr, -Hjriot, and Statesman,
remains to bo made. infield Scott has always
shown himself to be as ardent and generous a
friend of Peace, and tho Arts of Peace, as ho
Ins been invincible in War. His military deeds
havo won for him tho Soldier's btst rewards
brilliant and unsullied renown. His country
men, as tho signs of tho tinio indubitably indi
cate, arc about to attest their appreciation of his
character and services, by bestowing upon him
the inot exalted and dignified civil office on
earth that of Cnn.r Evecutive Ilr.An of this
The Iiowcll Courier, which favored the nomi
nation of Air. Webster, says :
Tims GEN. WINFIEl.D SCOTT is the
Whig randidato for tho Presidency, and ho is
the man to WIN THE FIELD ! "Now let him
have a cordial, united and enthusiastic support !
Nino cheers for " Old Chip" the commander of
Pierce on tho battle field, and now to take tho
lead from him in the political contest.
Tho Buffalo Commercial Advertiser, a warm
nnd ardent supporter or President Fillmore, says:
Gi.n. Winfikhi Scott is tlio Whig candi
date for President of the United State!). Under
the circumstances in which it has been made,
considering tho elevated nnd patriotic character
of the nominee, his uniform devotion to Whig
principles, and his relation to the question which
has irritated tho country for tho last four years,
General Scott will deserve and receive tho hear
ty support of every true Whig in the Union.
lie will bo readily accepted in every State, and
of his triumphant election wc entertain no doubt
Tho Hoston Mad says:
Tho nomination of Gen. Scott was no sur
prise to U9, as the columns of the Mail for nycar
past will show. Wo consider him tho only a
vailable, or really popular candidato the Wliiss
could prosont. with tlio strong majority against
them in the) tww'brsnchca of Congress. Resides,
Gen. Scott is an honest man, a patriot, and we
have no doubt, if elected, he w ill tnako a good
The Ogdtnslurgh Sentinel says : Wo have
r.either time nor room to indulge in the comment
uggctted by the nomination. It is ono which
will unite all sections of the Party, by whatever
iiamo they may havo been called, and it will be
recoivod by the masses with shouts of applause.
Tho editor of tho llrattleboro Eagle, prcfering
Webster as n first choice, says;
General Winfield Scott, has great qualities of
character, lie is among nil living men the
greatest soldier of the ago. He has served his
country with on ardor of patriotism for more than
forty years. He took on active part in tho war
with Great llritain, In the difficulties with Cher
okoo Indians, in the Florida war, and was on the
bordem who o he did good scrvico when hostil
ities wcro about to commence between .Maine
and New Urunswick. growing out of North
Eastern boundary negotiations. Rut as an able
military general and strategist, it was reserved
for his brilliant campaign in the Mexican war. to
fully developc his consnmmato abilities Ills
public life is a record of patriotism that any man
or nny nation might bo proud of. Tliat he is al
together to be preferred for tho Presidency to his
Democratic opponent, that he has rendered moro
service to his country, that he has n brighter
fame at homo and will command greater respect
abroad, all right judging men will admit.
Tho Mbnvy llefrislcr which has been denomi
nated Mr Fillmore's organ, says:
There ireast numbers of Whigs, like oer
selvrs, whose first choice has not been gratified
by the selection of the candidate. It it iiiikssi
tile tint it thnuld bo otherwise. Disappointment
to some, is inherent in the very freedom of choice.
It has on this occasion fallen to our lot. We
submit to it with a cheerful philosphy, and sw ng
into line, under tho leadership ol" one who has
achieved many a proud victory, and with whoso
ntmo defeat has never been associated.
Tho .Vei" York Tribune says of the nomina
They aro both men whoso capacity his been
proved, whoso integrity is undoubted, nnd will
bring to the stations whereto tho People nro about
to call them' the dignity which reposes in trans
cendent Virtue and Patriotism.
Tho J'eir'York Commercial .'ldverilser says of
Gen. Scott t
Tho wholq. Whig rty will find no hinderanco
to uuUii.ir,,unon ona whoa military genius tins
given a world wide famo to American arms, and
who has conducted both negotiation and wer
with faultless skill.
And thus, after endorsing the nomination, says
the .Vrw York Times :
If all could not havo their choice, all wero
made to feel that, in the choice of the majority
nnd tho happy auspices under which it was ox
pressed, there is every reasonable assurance of
unbroken ranks at the outset of the appioaching
contest as well as tho harbinger of certain victo
ry in tho sequel.
Tho liurhngton Free Press, says :
' It is with the extremes! pleasure, that wo
are enabled to-day to place at tho head of our
columns, tho name of General WINFIELD
SCOTT, as tho Whig Candidate for President
of the United States. To secure his nomination
we have labored zealously and sincerely. For a
long tiino past, wc have looked upon tho noble
! 1(1 lie
ro, as the very man, not only to leail to a
clorious Whig victory, but as the best fitted.
j - t oxlJ;enciet of ollr country l0
gtanJ at hoa(1 o- e Natlona, (3ovrnlmem
w , advocated his nomination solely
,. i...... ..t.i i. . .
available candidate ; but also becauso we liked
the man. We saw blended in him every attri
bute ot u great military cluetiain, all tno quali
ties of a pure patriot, and the sound, fetrong sense,
united with perfect familiarity with governmen
tal affairs, which mark tho Statesman."
Tho Vermont) Journal, a staunch advocate of
tho nomination of -Mr Webster, among other
pertinent remarks, says :
Major General Winfield Scott has been selec
ted by the wing national convontion o our can
didato for tho Presidency, and Hon. William A.
Graham has been nominated for the Vicc-I'rosi-dency.
Under theso names wo go forth to battle
tor tno continued ascendency ot wing principles.
The struimlo in the convention whs Ion" anu se
vere, not on account of any difference of princi
ple, however, for in this regard, tho convention
acted with singular unanimity, i no contest was
mainly one of personal proforence, and now that
this has been settled, and platform of principles
laid down satisfactory to the whins in every nart
of tlio Union, and the nominee standing upon it,
uoin ny ins own action ana mat ot tlio conven
tion, tliore can be no cause for division. United
in tho principle, and the nomination everywhere
acquiesced in, wo go for Scott, Graham and vic-
The St. Johnsbury Caledonian says :
With the nominations wo nre gratified, and
shall yield to them our hearty Bupport ; and we
also rejoice thatiiuity tho southern has
been rejected by a Whig National Convention.
Tho Woodstock Mercury says :
In this section of the country theso nomina
tions givo tho most perfect satisfaction. Wo
have good reason to belie; o that the Whigs in
every county Convention, would give strong ma
jorities fur Gen. Scott over the other candidates
who have been proposed for nomination, and
that he is preferred by them for tho presidential
office to any inun in tho Union. Wo look for
ward, therefore, with entire confidence to the
voto of the Stato next November, as securing to
him bucIi a majority as Vermont in accustomed
to give to the presidential candidate which meets
We could fill tho columns of our paper with
similar extracts, showing the unanimity of the
Whig press throughout the Union. Tho same
spirit pervades tho hearts of the people, osiic
cially those who composo tho universal Whig
party of the country.
A i'ledoi repeemku Jcnney Lind left Eu
rope pledged (to horself) to give ono hundred and
fifty thousand dollars towards tho endowment of
schools in her native country. In making this
pledge, tho objects of her heart were, to afford
opportunities to girls of acquiring that knowledge
of those arts which picparo them to discharge
dlTiciently tlio duties of wives and mothers, and
it the same tune to become imbued with Chris
tian principles. Her pledge, says a writer in tlio
Homo Journal, has been redeemed. Tho last
installment of her munificent gift has been d is
p itched ; and she my now calmly rejoice in the
C nsciousness of having nobly accomplished a
PROCEEDINGS OF THE WHIG
FnmAT, Juno 18.
EVENING SESSION. ,
Tho convention was called to order ot tho
.Mr. Ashinun, ol aiassaciiusctis. rose anu stat
ed that ho wis instructed to report from the
committeo on resolutions. After much delibera
tion, conducted with great kindness and cordial
ity ol lecling, no was nlcned to say tint tno re
port had been adopted with great unanimity.
Ho proposed to read it and did so, ns follows ;
Tin: ii.A rroitni.
The Whins of the United States, in Conven
tion assembled, adhering to the great conscrva
live republican principles by which thoy nro con
trolled and governed, and now, ns ever, relying
upon tho intelligence of the American people,
with an abiding commence in their capacity lor
self government, and their continued devotion to
the constitution and tho Union, proclaim the fol
lowing political sentiments and determination,
for the establishment nnd maintenance of which
their national organization as a patty is effected :
1. The government of tho United States is
of a limited character, and is confined to the cx
erc iso of powers expressly granted by the Con
stitution, and such ns may be necessary anil
proper for carrying the granted powers into full
execution, and that nil powers not thus gran
ted or necessarily implied arc expressly reserved
to the States respectively nnd to the people.
y. The State governments should be held se
cure in their reserved rights, and tlie General
Government sustained in its constitutional pow
era, und tho Union should be revered and watch
ed ovor us "the palladium of our liberties."
'J. That while struirirlini? freedom, everv-
wlierrc, enlists tho warmest sympathy of the
whic party, we still adhere to the doctrines of
tltr. I.'fi.lmr nf l,ia rntn,tru. nm nmw,imr-Ml m Itia
Farewell Address, of keeping ourselves free
from all entangling alliances with foreign coun-
tries, and of never quitting our own to stand up
on loroign ground, l liat our mission as a Re
public is not to propagate our opinions, or im
ose upon other countries our form of govern
ment, by artifice or force, but to teach by exam
ple, and show by our Bticcess, moderation and
justice, the blessings of self government, nnd
the advantages of free institutions.
4. That whore tho pcoplo make and control
the government, they should oboy its constitu
tion, laws and treaties, ns they would retain their
self respect, and the respect which the will claim
and onlorce from foreign powers.
(3. Government should bo conducted on plnci
ples of strictest economy, and revenue, sufficient
for the expenses thereof, in time of peace, ought
to he derived from n duty on imposts, and not
from direct taxes ; and in laying such duties
sund policy requires a just discrimination, where
by suitable encouragement may bo afforded to
American industry, equally to all classes and to
nil portions ot the country.
(i. Tho constitution vests in Congress the low
er to open und repair harbois. and lit is expedi
ent that Congress should exercise its power to
remove obstructions from navigable rivers, when-'
ever such improvements are necessary for the
common defense, and for the protection and facili
ty of commerce with foreign nations or among
tlio States; said improvements being, in every
iii-tnnco, national and general in their charac
ter. 7. The Federal und State Governments are
parts of one system, alike necessary for the com
mon prosperity, peace und security, and ought
to bo regarded nl k", with a cordial, habitual and
iinmovnble attachment. Respect for the author
ity of each, and acquiescence in the constitution
al measures of each, are duties roquirod by the
plainest consideration of national, of State, und
of individual welfare.
8. That the series of acts of the 31st Con
gress, the act known as the fugitive sluve law
included, are received and acquiesced in by the
whim of the United States, as a settlement in
substnnco and principle, of the dangerous and
ixoiiiug questions wrucn tnoy emuracc, uuu so
farns tnoy are concerned, wo will maintain them
and insist upon their strict enforcement, until
time and oxperieuco shall demonstrate tlio ne
cessity of further legislation to guard against the
evasion of tho laws on tho one hand, and the a
bnse of their powers on tho other not impairing
their present efficiency ; and wo deprecato ail
further agitation of the question thus settled, as
dangerous to our peace, and will discountenance
nil eitoiu to continue or lenew such amtation.
trAcnerer, wherever or however the attempt may be
made; and wo will maintain this sys'.em ns rs
tential to the nationality of the ll'hig party, and
the integrity of the Union.
As soon us tho resolutions! were read, Mr.
Choate roso and said that he thanked God, that
he had at leniitli seen in this assembly an ex
pression of sentiment approved, for which he hud
contended, sometimes nnderadverse circumstan
ces, in old Faneml Hull.
lie rejoiced that the subject of slavery was to
bo excluded from the political affurs of the coun
try hereafter. He said that the whole system of
politics is but a compromise a shadow of good
tilings to come. The harmony of Uio universe
itself is but a compromise
He referred most appropriately to the reconcil
iation of the Roman tribes under Romulus, when
they went forth to conquer the world In allud
ing to the name of Daniel Webster, it was re
ceived with great applause. He said the Dem
ocratic Convention Irnd left them no alternative
but to adopt the compromise.
They had covered over a multitude of sins
with the broad mantle of nationality. And that
nationality must be adopted by this convention,
or the whig party would bo scattered to the
winds, and swallowed up.
lie remarked that if the two creat parties
would ogree that tho whole Biibjoct matter of
slavery slavery should be omitted from tlioir can
vass, harmony and peaco would provail us it Ins
never done before.
Mr. Anderson, of Ohio, after tome personal al
lusions, stated that ho opposed the platform.
Ho arrived at this conclusion by reasoning dif
ferent from all those which he had heard. Ho
objected to any otlbrt to bolster up a laiv by such
means as were here resorted to.
At tho same time ho expressed hid ubliorenco
of abolitionism, and one of his principle objec
tions to tho law wua that it was not strom? u
nough to carry back all the fugitive slaves, nnd
freo 110,'roes and abolitionists witli them. At
the srmo time ho thought this movement like the
bnvs nilttinrp n eltin r flmir l.ita un.l n.;n .l.
other to knock it oh". Not only that, it was rub
bing it in.
Ho spoke at lenirth. and frankly eet forth tho
reasons for his objection. Tho constitution was
a sulliciant platform. Ho dospised Uio idea of
a platform originating, as it did, with Messrs.
Chase, Vanburen, Giddings and others at buffalo.
no inoiigiii the plallorm was a more trick, got
up to trap that distinguished hero and patriot
who has ovor been the friend of his country, in
peaco and in war. Applause.
Ho would, wero he in his place, wcro the ton
commandments presented to him, refuso to tako
tho test presented us they would bo by thoso
who had no authority to offer it
Mr. Rotts, of Vn, did not riso to discuss Uie
platform. It suited him in every particular. He
was a National whig, und came here prepared
to agree upon uny candidate Uiat might bo se
lected. They had threo candidates, oiUier ono
of whom was nn honor to tho party, and either
one ol whom their opponents would make any
sacrifice to havo wiUiin their own ranks.
Ho referred to an allusion by Mr. Choate, that
mombors wcro hero with letters in their briclics
pockets, and asked Mr. C. to say who it was he
Some one then rose and stated the letter had
been received by a member of the Virginia del
egation. Mr. Rolls at once produced it, and read it as
My Dear Sir; I have decided to write noth
ing to the Convention, or to any individual mem
ber before nomination ; but should that honor
fall to my lot, l bhall give my views on the com.
promise in tenrs at loast as strung in their favor
as those I read to you two days Bince. Pleaso
say as much lo my friend Mr. Jones, Mr. Bolts,
Gov. lee, ifcc.
Laughter.l Don't laugh too soon.
Mr. Rotts Uien proceeded to say that Gen.
Scott had referenco tq a resolution 'adopted by
Uio New Jersey delegation, to the effect that the v
were averse to all agitation of Uie subject of
lan-jjr u.iu 10 u.ijf uicasuru calculated lo ro op-
A question was asked wheUicr General Scott
did not design Uiat letter to be used in this con
vention provided bis friends deemed it expedi
ent? Mr. Archer, of Virginit, roso and replied, and
indignantly repelled the suspicion that General
Scott could stoop to a collusion or 'hat sort
Senator Dayton, of N. J , roso and stated that
when those liberal resolutions wero adopted by
tho convention of New Jersey, he wrote to Gun.
Scott and asked him if he desired to communi
cato with him on tho subject. Ho had received
no letter from Gen. Scott, nor had any member
of tho delegation received a single word from
Mr. Holts said ho was nlad to find that thcro
was another gentleman in this convention who
had not a letter from Gen. Scott in his breeches
Mr. Cabell, of Florida, ro?o and asked wheth
er Mr. Holts had not still anothei lettor in his
pocket, from Generol Scott, and whether the
member from Symcusc, New York, had not n
Mr. llotts called tho gentleman to order. No
was willing to answer questions to li'mself, but
not to others. He would say that ho had no
such letter. Ho would ask the gentleman from
Florida whether he had resolved to vote for tho
noniinco of this convention.
Mr. Cabell said he would voto for no man who
would not declare his principles.
Mr. Rotts thought tho answer a very indirect
one. He said he had designed to move tho n
ilnptionof the compromise and tho previous ques
tion, but if Mr. Chaito dssirod to reply to him
ho would yield tho iloor for that purposo.
Mr. Choate spoke a few moments, chiefly with
reference to the services of Mr. Webster, and
tlifir national character, calling Mr. Webster the
" author of the. compromise."
Mr. Rotts honored the services of Mr. Web
ster, but claimed the honor of the compromiso
for Clay, and pointing to the portrait of that dis
tinguished statesman, he exclaimed ' There
stands the man w ho gave us the compromise.
r No man, past, present or to come, can rob
him of the bright glory of giving peace to his
country on this disturbing subject. He conclud
ed by moving tho ntoption of tho platform, and
O""0'1 the previous question. A
was called on tho second to the
A vote by htatns
lion, and the result was as follows
Yea. Maine, I; New Hampshire, 5 ; Massa
chusetts, RI ; Rhode Island, 1 ; Connecticut 1 ;
Npw York, 13; New Jersey, 7; Pennsylvania,
!il ; Delaware, "J ; Maryland, 8 ; Virginia, lfi ;
North Carolina, 10; Svnith Carolina, 8; Geor
gia, 10; Alabama,!); Mississippi,"; Louisiana
ti; Ohio, 8; Kentucky, Tennessee, l'J ; In
diana, 7; Illinois, 7; Missouri,!); Arkansas, -1 ;
Floridi, 3 ; Texas, A ; Iowa, 4 ; Wisconsin, -I ;
California, I ; Total t7.
Nays Maine, 4 ; Connecticut. 1 ; New York
'12; Pennsylvania,!;; Ohio, 1.V, Indiana, 0 ; Il
linois, 5 ; .Michigan, 0; Wisconsin, 1. Total,
Declined lo voto Connecticut 1.
A gentleman rote nnd objected to the manner
in which the vote was announced, and moved a
vote of consuro on the clerk.
Mr. Upton left his place and disclaimed nny
intention to express his sentiments, and it was
received with hearty applause.
Judge Jessup offered n resolution, to tho ef
fect that the convention now proceed to n nomi
nation of a cindida'o for the Presidency, and
tint the Sbttrs bo called respectively, commenc
ing with Maine, and that each StateVrise and an
nounce the name or names of Uio candidates for
whom Uicir votes are to be recorded end that
the same rule prevail with respect to the nomi
nation for Vice President
Gov. Jones, of Tenn., rose to a personal expla
nation, inasmuch as Ins name has been associat
ed with an 'lnpleasant affair, which led to impu
tations against hun ns aSouihern man. He md
claim to a title as nn Amnrienn citizen, and was
ready to perform his duty for tho eoncdiation of
nor 111 and south.
lie was prepared to give his support to eiUier
of the candidates who might be the nominee of
the e uididates who might be thr nominee of this
convention. He never had but one political idol,
and there stands tho man, (pointing to Henry
Clay. Now the great Whig party is Ins politi
Thus explaining this part, ho further referred
to a conversation wiUi Gen. Scoit, in which ho
avowed his purpose to stand by the compromise,
but would not w rite a letter unless he should bo
nominated, and that be did nut think writing let
ters before nomination a proper mod of election
eering, for the high office of the Prestd. ncy.
In relation to tho sectional feclmg, he must
admit that the Sotrh had amongst its members
those who w ere Continually agitating the com
promise measures, at well as the North, and
there must kindness, courtesy and conciliation, if
the Convention would have union and peace and
success. Put your man on tho platform and I
nn a soldier enlisted for the war.
Mr. llryan, of South Carolina, ruse and secur
ed the floor, but yielded it to Gov. Johnston, of
Gov. Jo'iri' ton slated that he rose to move tho
previous question, but the gentleman ;1oin South
Curoliiri having caught the eye of the president,
he would only express the hope th it, when the
'gentleman from South Carolina bad concluded,
he Mould move the previous qui linn.
Mr lirv in spoke a lew uniiutts, and ths pre
vious question was called for.
An inquiry was made whether the resolution
of the jr. ii'leman from l'enn) Iv nm i contemplat
ed the nomination of a candidate hv a maioritv
of the votes cast or by a majontv of the electo
The reply was. that a maionty of the votes
caxt by the convention was designed to elfect
On tlm statement a motion was made to lav
the rrsolut'ou on the table, and a vote by ststes
After the call of ono or two States, a modifi
cation of the resolution requiring a majority of
tho electoral votos was made, and tho resolution
to lay on Uie tnble wus withdrawn.
Tno resolution to proceed to a nomination,
&.C, was then adopted by acclamation, ond tbo
Convention proceeded to cast tho first ballot, us
Saturiiav, Juno 19.
Tho Convention was called to order ot 10 o'
clock by tho President, Gen. Chapman, when
prayer was offered by Rev. Dr Morris.
Twenty -five ballotings wero made before ad
j jurnment, und fifteen during tho evening seMion,
making the forty-sixth ballot, which was, for
Webster, 31; Fillmore, 127; Scott, 131; when
Ihe Convention adjourned to 10 o'clock Monday
IUltimiire, Monday, June
The Convention ogam proceeded to ballot for
a Presidential candidate.
Forty-seventh ballot, Scott 135, Fillmoro
12rJ, Webster Hi).
Feity-eighih ballot. Scott 137, Fillmoro 121,
Webster 30. Maine, 8 for Scott; New-Ilump-slnre,
5 for Webster ; Vermont, 3 for Webster,
I for Fillmore, and 1 for Scolt; Massachusetts,
II for Webster, S for Scott; Rhode Island, U
Scott ; Delaware, 3 Scott j
Maryland, 8 Fill-
more; Virginia, lOlillmoro. 3 Scott; North
Carolina, 11 Fillmore; South Carolina, 8 Fill
more; Georgia, 10 Fdlmoro; Alabama, 8 Fill
moro; Mississippi, 7 Fillmoro ; Loumana, (1
iillmoroi Ohio, 23 Scott; Kentucky, jtt Fill-
,w. , lv, a iniiiuiv, i iur dcuu ; iQ.i
i.ecticut, 3 Webster, 1 Fillmore, tf Scott ; New
York, 1 Webster, 7 Fillmoro, '47 Scott ; New-
Jersey, 7 Scott : Pcnusvlvama. 1 Fillnmrn.
ii.jvc t Trnnes5, 1! Fillmoro
cniu Illinois, li fscolt. a l illmorc ; Missouri 7
Fillmore, 2-Scolt ; Arkansas, -I Fillmoro-Mi
chigati, 0 Scott; Flondn, !1 Fillmoro; Texas 4
Filhiioro; Iowa, il Fillmore, 1 Scott; Wiseo'n.
sin. n Webster, I Fillmore.' I Scott Krr,i...!
one from Webster in Now "Hampshire, Webster
gains a in Connecticut from Scott nnd Filhnore
Scott gained V! from Fillmoro in Missouri. '
I'oilii-ninth ballot Scott KID, Fillmoro too
Webster 30. '
l'ifi'tlh onlhl I 'cott 1 12, Fillmore 122, Web.
lytyfrsl ballot Scott 112, Fillmoro 120
Vifiy-sccond ballot Scott 1 If?, Fillmoro ll
rjfty-lhird ballot Scott I.W; Fillmoro 112;
The following is n recapitulation of the final
ballot by Stales: Maine, H Scott; New Ilamn.
shire, fl Scott ; Vermont f! Scott; .Massarhu.
setts, 11 Webster, 2 Scott; Rhode Hand, I
Webster, 3 Scott ; Connecticut, 1 Webster, 3
Fillmore, 2 Scott; New-York, 1 Webster. 7
Fillmore, 2." Scott ; New Jersey, 7 Scott i p, nn.
sylvntiia, 27 Scott; Delaware, 3 Scott; Van
land, 8 Fillmore ; Virginia, G Filhnore, H Scott ;
North Carolina, 10 Fillmoro; South Carolina k
Fillmore; Georgia, 10 Fillmore; Ahilmnw. J
Fillmore; Mississippi, 7 l'lllmore ; I .on is una,
fi Fillmoro; Ohio, 21 Scott; Kentucky. (
Fillmore, I Crittenden; Tcnnesee, 3 Scott t
l'lllmore; Indiana 12 Scott; Alabama, Up'
more; Missouri, Fillmore. 3 Scotl ; Arlv.n
I Fillmore; Michigan, (', Scott; Fiord i.
Fillmore; Texas, 1 Fillmore ; Iowa, 3 Filhn.-e,
1 Scott ; Wisconsin, 1 Scott, I Webster i , i
forma 3 Scoot, I etistrr.
The announcepient was greeted witn cle . .
The Filhnore men are quiet. A resoiu', .,
was offered by a delegate from Alabama, to e.
clare the nomination unanimous.
Mr Dayton, of New Jersey, made nn e1 Kie , t
speech, setting forth the character and s' r i.
of the nominee. He appealed to the Sow h I r
an earnest Hiipiort of Scott A irh-mhei t m,,
Alabama, and other delegates here, stilted i.
adoption of the plallorm removed their in-'
lions to vote ugnmst i-cott.
Mr Jones, of Tennessee read n I'-ti- r ,t n
General Scott, saying, ' Having th" lem r 1
a candidate of the Whig Convention, I " i i.
cept the nomination, if tendered to nn wn i i.
platform laid down by the Convention."
Mr Grantland, of Georgia, announced (.o-.r,; i
for i he nominee.
Louisiana then pledged herself to the no.,ie. p.
North Carolina came in unanimously.
New York responded through Air H:iV . I,
from Mr Fillmore's district saying Uiat lie- m
Mint ion of Gen. Scott will give more jov to Mr
Fillmore than his own name.
IIalk l'AST 1 o'clock. Guns are nn b ig
fired from Federal Hill in honor of tin- rifi;,,
Mr Rryan, of South Carolina, reppi t.'.
behalf of '.he delegation of that State, in . I - i
that as Scott had endorsed the plutfon.i. : i i
Carolina would endorse Scott
Mr Stewnrt, of California, promised nn i. -whelming
majority for Scott.
The Chairman of th Alabama ' n
left the delegation to answer for tbeinse w -
Mississippi responded heartily m favor o'
One of the Massachusetts delegate ri
in f.ivor of Scott, prtr'- ng the largo-t n. i
of nnv State in the I'nioii.
TI.e response from the Sou'hhiv. i 1
I Considerable eiithln!'!!!), snd H- e.ir I t
Htonded, he-irly . Ii r-, cm' yiv n.
thrnn"h Mr Hum -on. respond' d. mhI ;
I that the Whin r.f tli.it Slate would s
on tho Whig Inform, und wen1 I d,, .
! to lect llllll. Illd.Jll.l prollll.-ed t h-
nominauon Dy acres ol uatiiication i .. . i -and
a score of thousands ol majontv . ! '.
Johnson, of Pennsylvania, whiltt hou i- M
Fillmore and Mr Webster, feit cori-trii'
his fellow delegates to Rtick to Scott, n i
him to bo the only candidate for wli. ,
could promise a portive and glorn u i
larger than that given to Taylor or Hirr.- , -Other
Mr Rotts announced that this won!.! ;' '
bo the last General Convention of lli V.
party, during the life time of Henry C i i
therefore offered a resolution expressive of -pathy
and regard, ami that his memoiv
never die. 'Ine resolution was adopted h.
Simeon Draper responded for N w
pledging that State for the nominee
Tir- Convention adjourned ut quarter ' i '.
half pist five o'clock.
1Ui.loti.nos rou Vice 1'rksiu'v.t
first JMhl. Mmne, :t Graham, 3 Mv .
1 Riles, I I'earce; New Hampshire, 3 li i. .
2 Hun ; Vermont, 3 Graham, 2 Rati M -i
chiiMttK, 13 Rates; Rhode Island, 4 0
Cnnm cticut, !i Rites, 1 Jlell, of Ttih--.
1 New Jersey, 7 Graham; Pen!iy!vne. .
, In m, 10 R ites, 3 Manguin, 3 Pel.ree, I I r -i
' d"n, 2 Stanly ; Delaware, 3 nttein'i M '
liiui, - Penree ; Virginia, II Graham. 2 i'-'' -
(ion. ril L'liimer; North Carolina, KM,"
! South Carolina. James L. IVtigru
,10 Jarnen ,. I'enrc" ; Alabama, i. I' 1
liralnm; .Mlnxipj.i, 7 IVarve ; I.oo - '
I Crittenden; Ohio. l'J Rules C Cr. k m. 2 I'
j I Gt-ihun, 1 Stewart I I'earce . K' n' -j
Grnlmin, I Radnor, 2 Rates; Tenn - . U
I roekett; I milium , J Kules, 1 Grnhimi. 1 "
art. 2 Stanly; Illinois. U Rite; Ar'n -4
Rites; Missouri ! Itatoe ; Michigan, iS'i
Florida, 3 Gov. Rrown ; Texas, 1 Gnh 1 '
Penrce; lown, 4 Rates ; Wisconsin, oil'-.
Col ifornin, 2 Graham, I Rates. 1 Penrc : V
York, 1 Crockett, 4 Mangum, 2 Pearo-. 5 R
5 Jones, 4 Sunly, 2 RelT, 3 Williams. 1 II
ardson. 2 Pratt 2 Hiilmrd. 2 Graham. 'I -Mangum
10, Rates U7, Graham 71, 1'ran-- -',
Rcll I Crittenden 10, Stanly 1 1, Latimer 1 1' '
tigru R, Crockett 1, Stewart 2. Radg. r J.llr n
3, Jones ,r., Williams 3, Hilliard 2, Ricliarc- a
3, Pratt 2.
The Kentucky delegation produced ae""f
declining the nomination for tho Vice I'rc-iu'
cy, from Mr. Crittenden.
Mr Jones, of Tennessee, also declined. v"
the vote was given for him, expressing h.-1"
that he can do moro scrvico for the p'1 '"
Whig party as a high private than a comm -ed
officer; and he behoved others wen m
competent nnd more deserving of Uie honor
himself, and tlicrefure begged his friends '
Second llallol. Maine, 4 I'earce, 1 GrnV'"
New Ilampth'iro, 4 Graham, 1 IVttigru ; V
mont, f. Graham; Massachusetts, Kl BjWi
KUode Island, 4 Graham ; Connecticut u
ham; North Carolina, 10 Graham ; S Circuit,
8 Graham; Gorgla, 10 Graham; Alalxiua,
Graham; Mississippi, 7 Graham ; Louisiana. b
Groham; Ohio, 2 1 Graham, 2 Rates: New. a
4 Mangum, 10 Graham, 20 Rates; New Jersey,
Graham; Pennsylvania, 18 Graham, 0 R''
Delaware, 3 Graham ; Maryland, 8 Grahai" i
Kentnckj, 11 Graham, 1 Rates; Tennis-" l
Grnham; Indiania, 7 Hates, 0 Graham; D-'"'
12 Graham; Missouri, t) Rates ; Arkansas-
Graham; Michigan, G Graham; Florida,
Graham; Texas, 4 Groham; lowu, 4 GraJ'-uO'
Wiscpnsin, 4 Graham, 1 Rates ; Caliloriu.
Total-Graham, 232; Hates .12; I'earce
Afterw-nrds nil changed for Graham.
After the unanimous nomination of Mr-l' "
ham, H.W.Miller, of North Carolina, ro-o "
thanked llie Cnnveiitino fr hn honor Colli
j Slate, and pledged 10,000 majority lor the U--
A rcsoliiUon was adopted thanking ue'
cera nnd Committee ol Arrangement, "
thorising Uio President to inform tho iion"nl l
of their election.
The following is tho National Committee
Chairman, S F Vinton ; Maine, Win Fesscmwa
Now Hampshire, A F Stevens ; Vermont ucu
T Hodges; Massachusetts, Hon S UnW-'
Rhode Wand, Robert R Francis ; ConnccWu'
A G Hazard ; New York, Simeon Draper; I"
Jersey, W A Wood ; Pennsylvania, N " J
lis; Delaware, John M Clayton ; Maryland,1'
Alex Kvens; Virginia. Win H Mcirlanl
North Carolina, II V Miller; South Cawhw.
!.' , 1. .. T .... 1 . 'In.,na240e.
Zollicofier; Indiana, J G Dupee ; Illinois, A0t
.. .,11 . r.i:r . , it urn. ..In.
After speeches from Uie President and oui ,
the Convention adjourned sins die.
Col. Julius Ccesar Jackson was killed at K''
son, Ohio, by one of his heifers, which be
assittnig in milking.
U s Hryunt; Georgia, S Grantland ;
J Harrington; Mississippi Win A Lake ji-0
.ana. J G Seymour : Ohio, Wm T
Lincoln; Missouri, A 111 liamoe.o,
Gen Thomas Jntnes ; Michigan, J..
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