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BY AUTIIORITITfr. 1
LAtVS OF THE UNITED STATES.
Sec. 2. Awl be it further enacted, That the fol
lowing sums be, and the same are hereby, ap
propriated, to "supply deficiences in "the appro
priations for the service of the fiscal year, end
ing the thirtieth of June, one thousand eight
hundred and fifty-five, out of any money in the
treasury not otherwise appropriated, namely :
For additional to the appropriations by the
act of fourth August, eighteen hundred and
fifty-four, for. the contingent expenses of the
Senate, viz : ,
For binding, thirty thousand dollars.
For lithographing and engraving, twenty-five
For the House of Representatives, viz : :
For twenty-four copies of "Globe" for each
; member and delegate of the second session of
the thirty-third Congress, seventeen thousand
three hundred and fifty-two dollars.
For binding twenty-four copies of Globe for
each member and delegate of the session of the
thirty-third Congress, six thousand nine hun
dred and forty dollars and eighty cents.' - -
For reporting the debates of . the second ses
sion of the thirty-third Congress, seven thous
and five hundred dollars. '
,-To enable John C. Rives to pay to the repor
ters of the House for the Congressional Globe,
viz : William W. Curran, William Hincks,
Francis H. Smith, John J. JVIcElhone, Theo
dore F. Andrews, Charles B. Collar, and Henry
G. Hayes, the same amount of additional com-
Jensatlon for reporting the debates of the House
or the present session of Congress, as ha? been
heretofore paid them, eight hundred dollars
each, five thousand six hundred dollars : And
for the payment of a like sum-to each of the
reporters of the Senate, namely : Richard Sut
ton, D. F. Murray, D. F. Murphy, R. M.
Patterson, Henry Pardon, James J. Murphy, and
David w. Brow u, four thousand eight hundred
To pay for twenty-four copies of the Con
gressional Globe and Appendix of the fiist ses
. sion of the present Congress, for each of the
delegates from Nebraska and Kansas, being
. forty-eight copies, at six dollars per copy, two
hundrod and eighty-eight dollars ; and for bind
ing the same, one hundred and ninety-two vol
ume i,at sixty cents a volume, one hundred and
fifteen dollars and twenty cents.
For additional amount required for binding
documents, thirty thousand dollars. '
For additional amount required for engra-
ving and lithographing, thirty thousand dollars.
For the payment of salaries and other expen
ses of the Census Bureau, until the completion
o! the mortality statist'cs, fie thousand dollars,
w. to be e-xpended under the direction of the Secre-
H. - C-- tary 01 Interior.! .
ilie next 'e&FrrVOTpprying a deficiency in the appropria
tiod for the printing of the executive depart
ments, tnirty. two thousand eigiit jnundred and
For the completion of the printing of the Ssn
ate, ordered at the present session, and paper
for the same, thirty thousand dollars.
For the completion of the printing of the
House, ordered at the present session, and pa
per for the same, sixty thousand dollars.
To Norman R. Haskell, of Michigan, the sum
of three hundred and fifty dollars and fifty-six
cents, in full of cliarges as custodian of public
To pay the draughtsman and clerks employed
upon the maps of the public lands for the House
of Representatives and the-committee of public
lands, for the balance of the present fiscal year,
four thousand dollars.' v-
-N ' And the draughtsmen" employed on the maps
of the public lands under the charge of the
Clerk of. the House of Representatives, shall be
v raid the same compensation' as is paid to the
draughtsmen similarly; employed under the di
rection or ine senate. - - ;-- -.
For amount equal to drafts, checks, and de
posits, awaiting decisions in certain applica
tions for approval of sales of Indian reserves.
including tight hundred dollars collected by,
and deposited with, the late firm of Selden,
withers, and Company, by a former disbursing
officer of government, four tnousand four Hun
dred dollars: Provided, That such; portion of
this sum as may be recovered from said firm and
disbursing officer, snail be reimbursed to tne
treasury of tne United states. . - - ; '
Contingent Expenses of Department of State.
For publishing the laws in pamphlet form, and
- in tne newspapers iu tne states ana .territories,
and in the District.of Columbia, in addition to
any balance that may remain of former appro
priations, twenty-one thousand three hundred
and ninety-six dollars. .
Territory of Oregon, For compensation of
chief juitice, two associate judges, and secreta
rr. five thousand dollars. "
For amount ascertained to be ; due to Govern
or Joseph Lane, for and on aceount of bis dis
bursements in eighteen hundred and forty-nine
and fifty, for the necessary contingent expenses
of his office, one thousand -four hundred, and
thirtt ?four dollars and twenty-five cents.
Territory of Washington, For compensation
of chief justice, two associate judges, and sec
retary, three' tnousand five hundred nd four
dollars and eleven cents. ". ,i
Territory of Minnesota. For compensatlontof
chief justice, and two associate judges, six nun
"dred dollars. . r ,
Territory of Utah For compensation f
chief justiee, two associate jedges, and -secretary,
two thousand three hundred dollars. ' -For
contingent expenses of the Territory of
. Utah, one thousand one hundred and sixty-eight
dollars and thirty-seven cent3, to discharge such
-nms as the accounting officers, subject to the
approval of the Secretary of the Interior, may
deem to have been necessarily expended by the
executive of said Territory, duringthe year ojae
thousand eight hundred and fifty-two, fifty-three,
and fifty-four. . -- ' '
' , " Territory of Neva Mexico. For compensation
of governor, chief justice, two associate judges,
.- tnd secretary, two thousand eight hundred dol
lars. . . . -.i -. ' -- 'Ur- i
- Support of the Amy. For clothing for the
irmr, camp -and garrison equipage, and horse
equijrineats, one hundred ami twenty-five thous
and and sixty-nine dollars and tnree cenzs., ,
Ifinf at Philadelphia.' For increased compen;
saticn of clerks, by the thirteenth section of -act
.orii.rtn August, eigc teen a andred and. nisy
four, three thousand dolors. - -
For supplying deficiency in the appropria-
:tion;intae current fiscal year, made for the
mint 12 Philadelphia, Uurty-seyen thousand
dolH9,'if so much be necssiary. - . . ,
mg deficiency, in the appropna-
urreut fiscal year, for the branch
iars, if so much be necessary. . '
r or increased compensation ox tne caiex cleric
of the brannh minf: c TCwr DrlAana. Tvth thir
teenth section of the act of fourth August, eigh
teen hundred and fifty-four, four, hundred-dol
lars. , . , . ' ;
at Charlotte, North Carolina eight housand
eieht hundred and fif tv'dollars. . . "
independent Treasury. For additional com
pensation of . the assistant treasurer at New
York, two thousand dollars. . --. : r -For
additionaLcompensation of clerk to treas
urer ox mint at rnuaaeipnia, as depositary, per
act fourth August. irhl-ppn hiin1rA.4 and fiPt-.v
1VIU) UICUUUUI(UUU1IU3 -
. custom-Houses. lor furnishing the custom-,
house, post-office, and United States court-room,
at Ban?or. IVTaine. "nn . fhrniaand fiir hnndrofi
dollars for each, making four thousand five hun-
area aoiiars j tne appropriation ror tne custom?
house, to be expended under the direction of the ,
leereharv ett th TraaTiiir. that fnr tho riot-offlojs
under the Postmaster-General; and that for the
tuui v-roujjj, uuuer uie secretary or me interior.
r or me completion ox . tne custom-nouse at
San Francisco. California, one hnndred and
forty-one thousand two hundred and seventy-
uuiiaia cum uuc V. C 11 L o
Miscellaneous' To eomnlAtp th Tinitpntlnrir
in Utah Territory, twelve thousand dollars. I
X- ui uw.iu aim vcuniatiug me upper story
of the Treasury building, and for. giving addi
tional securitv" to treasure vault. twnt.v.fnnr
thousand six hundred and forty dollars.
To render the mint at Philadelphia fire-proof,
and to give additional security to the funds de
posited in its vaults, one hundred and twprtv.
five thousand dollars." L""r
To enable the secretary of state to pay.to
Messrs. Little. Brown and Comnanv. for on
hundred and " ninety-seven pages of additional
post-office routes in the pamphlet volume of the
XT ; i l l i i . . . .
uunea ctates statutes at large, nrst session of
the thirty -third Conrres3. four thousand -one
hundred and twenty-five dollars.
T" J- - i ....
loueiray expenses incurred, and to oe incur
red, in complying with the resolution of the
House of Representatives, twentv-sixth TW'ein-.
ber, one thousand eight hundred and fif ty-foar,
uve mousana aoiiars.
To enable the secretary of state to pay Blythe
and Company, of Port Louis, in the island of
Mauritius, the amount of two bills of exchange
drawn upon the Department of state, by George
M. Farnum, commercial agent,' inpayment of
the expen es incirred in reliivinr defititp
American citizens, which drafts were cashed by.
&aia oiyme and company, seven tnousand eignt
hundred and fifty-four dollars and fifty cents.
For professional services, additional to his
regular and ordinary ofiicial duties, rendered by
me united crates attorney ror tne nortnern dis
trict of California, on behalf of the United
States, in the district court of Saff Francisco,
in appeals from the land commissioner, to as-
wv-i buiu auu ocinc iuc pjlvULC 1A11U. Claims in,
California, from the first of June. iorhtfn hnn.
dred and fifty-three, to first of June, eighteen
hundred and fifty-five, the sum of ten thousand
To enable the Commissioner of Indian Affairs
to pay the amount due George R. Herrick, for
wears 01 pay zor services rrom nrst or April,
eiehteen hundred and fortv-six.to the eie-hteenth
of July, eighteen hundred and forty-nine, in the
business of reservations and grants under Indian
treaties, as provided for, one clerk, at fourteen
hundred del ars per annum, by me act of ninth
May. eighteen hundred arid thirtv-si-. entitled
'An act providing for the salaries of certain offi
cers ii reinnameu,&,ior .merpuipse?," eleven
hundred and nine dollars and seveutv-iime cents.
. or payment of clerks temporarily employed
in the Office of the Postmaster-General, from
first July to tenth August, eighteen hundred and
fifty-four, three hundred and eighty-seven dol
lars and thirty-eight cents.
For compensation and expenses of the com
missioner and the agent of the United States
under the convention . for the .adjustment of
claims between'the United States and Great
Britain, at twelve thousaad dollars each for the
entire service, twenty-four thousand dollars -Provided
That this sum shall inrlndp what has
already been paid to either of them under the
That the secretarv of State aaa th ac
counts of Joseph Eve jdeceased, late charge
d'affaires of the United States to the late Re
public of Texas, to be audited and adjusted by
tlie proper accounting officers of the govern-
ment, and that the amount found due thereon be
paid to Befcsey-W. Eve? widow of said Joseph
Eve, out of any money in the treasury" not other
For salaries of the three judges of the court
of claims, twelve thousand dollars.
For salary of solicitor of said court, three
thousand five hundred dollars. -. - . -
For salaries of the two clerks, three thousand
five hundred dollars. :
For: ''contingent expenses of said court,: two
thousand dollars...- . .. - - - : - -Tl' ''
For the salaries of the judges, solicitor-Srid
clerks of said court, and for other expenses
thereof, prior to the first day of July, eighteen
hundred and fif tyfive, er so much thereof, as
may be required, five thousand dollars.
For outfit of minister of the United States to
Spain, nine thousand doflars.
For outfit of charges des affaires, or minister
resident to New Granada, four thousand five
hundred dollars.' '
For expenses of dep6sitingpublic moneys by
receivers of public monejs, forty-one thousand
For salaries and commissions of registers of
land-offices, and receivers f public moneys,
one hundred and ten thousbdtZollars. -
For incidental expense of the several land
offices, eleven thousand dollars. . .
' To enable the Clerk of the House : of .Repre
sentatives to purchase for the fcew -members
from Virginia, Kentucky, and Nev York, and
the delegates from Kansas and Nebraska, - the
same books as have been furnished the, other
members of the present "House of Rtpreseiita
tives,1 seven thousand four hundred ajcafiftv-two
dollars. - : . . .
For the. contingent, expenses' of J&e House "of.
. . : : Representatives :y ,
For Stationery f or. members, J four, thciisand
nine hundred and ten dollars ; and thai - the al
lowance to members of the House, for the pres
ent session, shall be thirty-five dollars, insteid
of twentyfive, as heretofore. : , -: y ,
, For miscellaneous items, ten thousand dollars.
v Fo oil for lif ht-houses, heing the difference
between the estimated and the actual cost- of
that article, ; eighty-two: thousand imd thirty
four dollars and seventeen cent.r -... . ,.
For compensation of commissioner provided
in the first article of he reciprocity treaty,"with
Great Britain, two thousana.doJlars. " ; ,
For boats and other idci-isntal expense con
nected with the duties of the commissioner ro
yidedin the first article c ! reciprocity treaty
with Great Britain, three tfasand dollars. 4
For completing the publications of the works
of the explorin expedition, tw ity-rone thous
and three hufidred'and twenty d-'Urs. -' ,-.-
To enable the ComialUee: cn C; I " rary to
pay to William Hi.Ppwell two tii-u . ; 'ars.
in fail for the picture ; painted ty L .1 1 " - ' 'ie
United States, in ad diUontO' Cie s-ziu
fore appropriated I y jaw.'' '
And the. accouutii:gT efficers of thV t; - -ty
are hereby directed to settle and. pay the aci
count of C.W. Hinman, third assistant libra
rian from the first day of July, eighteen hun
dred and fif ty-f ouraj; the rate of fifteen hundred
dollars per annum. " y. . ; -
Forthe erection 6fT: a 'suitaBle "iouse f drjthe
plants recently brought from Japan for the Uni
ted States, fifteen hundred dollars, to be. expen
ded under the direction of the Commissioner of
Public TJailding3. . v.l y' v'' -
or tne support of tne public greenhouses, in-,
eluding thepay ; of clior ticulturalist und assis
tants,, three thousand dollars;, s v
To enable the Commissioner f Public Build
ings to provide additional furoaees'fdr the Li
brary df Congress, fine thousand dollars. .
'-To construct suitable iron railings in front of
the alcoves of the library; and other repairs, in
addition to the balance of appropriations unex
pended for the repairs of tie Congressional Li
brary, under the direction of the architect, three
thousand five hundred dollars. . ;.. ' .r.
. Sec." 3. And be it further encHed, That the
salaries to which envoys extraordinary and min
isters plenipotentiary, shall be entitled on. the
first July, eighteen hundred and fifty-five, may
be allowed to such, as . may be in office onvthat
day without reappointment, nor shall such en-:
voys extraordinary and ministei s plenipoten
tiary be required to take with them secretaries
or legation, unless they, should hp allowed" . hy
me i-residenc or tne United States.. : -T-. -
. Sec. 4. And be it further ev acted, That'' from
and after the thirtieth of June, eighteen hun
dred and fifty-five, the secretary of State be, and
he is hereby,' authorized and, reouired to cause
the examination, classification, and. distribu
tion, or, tne clerks in. the Department of State, in
the same manner es directed in other executive
departments by the provisions contained in the
third section of the act entitled "An act making
appropriations for the. civil and diplomatic ex
penses of government," approved third March,
eighteen hundred and fifty-three, who hall be
paid annual salaries according to the act amen
datory thereof, approved twenty-second April,
eighteen hundred apfifty-four. And;he whole
permanenUclerirr force' in said department
shall consist oftfiree clerks of class one, two of
ciass two, eignt or class three, eignt of.: class
four, and one chief clerk, in lieu of those now
authorized by law ; and one of the said clerks
of class four shall give bonds as required by the
Independent Treasury Act, and make the- dis
bursements for the deDartment. and sunerintend
the northeast executive building, and shall re
ceive merexor two nuadred dollars per annum,
in addition to his salary as clerk of class four :
Provided; That the increased salary hereby al
lowed the chief clerk, shall be construed to take
effect from the first of July, eighteen hundred
and fifty-three, and belaid accordingly.
Sec 5. And be it further enacted, That upon
the tract so to be selected and set apart, there
Mian oe erected, under tne direction of tne See
retaTy of the Treasurwa marine hosDital for
said district, of faced brick exterior walls, upon
2. nammered granite underpinning, one nundred
and forty feet lone, fiftv-two feet deeD in the
centre, and one hundred feet deep at the wings,
and forty-five leet nign from top or entrance
story floor, to the eaves, with verandahs to each
story on each side between the wings, and on
eacn end pf tne building; forme construction
of which a sum equal to the proceeds of the sale
hereinafter directed, is hereby, appropriated."
Sec. 6 .And be iffurther enact ed, That a tract
ot ten acres of tne land heretofore purcnased
by the United StatesNfor the purposes of the na
val hospttal 'at Chelsea," Massachusetts, be se
lected and set apart under the - direction of the
President of the United States, for the use of
the marine hospital of the district of Boston and
unarlesto wn. - ' ,
Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That the
Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized
to sell aad convey tne land witn.me Ouildmgs
thereon belonging to the United States, now. oc
cupied as the marine hospital at Chelsea, as
may seem to bemost advantageous to the United
States ; and he is hereby empowered to execute
valid title deeds of the same to the purchaser or
purchasers; and that the proceeds of such sales
snau be paid into tne treasury or tne LL states
Sec. 8. And be further enacted. That the proi
visions contained in the second section of the
act entitled "'An act making appropriations for
me . civil and diplomatic expenses of tne govern
ment, approved the seventeenth day ptJune,
eighteen hundred and forty-four, bejrequired to
be carried into effect in all particulars, any act
in conflict therewith being hereby repealed; and
all estimates for the compensation of officers of
the government. authorized by . law to be em
ployed shall be .based upon the expressed pro
visionsof law, ahd-'not upon the authority "of
executive distribution thereof ; -and the act, and
section authorizing the same, with the volume
and page where such authority may be found,
shall be cited in each. and all estimates. respec
tively. -' - -' -' : ' '
, Sec 9. And be it further enacted, That the
proper accounting officers of -the" treasury be,
and they are hereby, authorized and required to
credit T. Butler King, late collector and deposi
tary at San Francisco, in tbesura of twelve
thousand eight hundred and twenty-four dollars
and ninety-eight cents," being the amount of
money proved to have been lost by the destruc
tion of the custom-house building aid vault . at
San Francisco.' by. the fire of May, eighteen
hundred and fifty-one. "
Sfec. IQ. And be it further enacted. That there
shall be appointed and paid in the manner now
provided by law, four principal examiners and
four assistant examiners of -patents, in addition
to the examining force now authorized by law,
to be so "employed in'the Patent-Ofiice ; and
should the necessities of the public service, in
me estimation of tne Commissioner of Patents,
require any additional, examining force to that
nerem provided, previous to tne next session of
Congress, there may also be appointed and paid
in the mariner now provided by law, in addition
to the foregoing, not exceeding tvov principal
and two assistant examiners, who jShalf-fiot so
continue to be employed subsequent to the ex
piration of said next session of Congress, with
out lurmer pro vicioa 01 iaw... -
That the seconds'ection. of the fact of thirty-
nrst, Aagust,: ignceen nunared and rucy-twt,
which" provides ' that the-- clerks, messengers,
watchmen, and laborers, employed at an annual
salarypr in. temporary -poiitiois, in the Exe
cutive and Legislative Departments at the Gov
ernment in the City of Washington, whose an
nual compensation does not exceed twelve hun
dred dollars shall, in addition .thereto, be al
lowed an increase compensatioi of - twenty per
tenL'? shall be construed to include the princi
pal clerk at the National Observatory at Wash
ington; -and that hereafter th salary of "said
clerkshall be fifteen hundred dollars per annum.
' Andone thousand six1 hundred and ninety-six
dollars ted fifteen cents to supply a deficiency in
the apprep iation for building f tfur steam dredge
boats, in 3e ty the war Department,; on lakes
"CLampi4i, Erie,; fMicfcigan,", md-On-farioto
be replied, for raaterkis," machinery,
tools, and lalar finished in painting sai3 boat-.
1 Sic. 11. Jlndts iifurthzr sacfeThafr-the"
secretary c tkTretsary be, nd h if hereby,
authorized to tuse to be constructed the f ol
c At Burlingt : z , marine hospiCiT, i
to eost not raor- tiirtyve thousand dol
Urs.: ' Con.....J nextreek, -
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Agieealtle to a calli.th. Delegates from
the jseyer ;DisU:ictS?in.' Kansas Territory
assembled in great numberaat.tbjB Shawnee
Manual Labor Schad, 6n Yedruesday Au
gust, 2SthV 1855, for thi purpose of "nomir
Dating a suitable, persou to be supported by
the .Prb-Slayery party in Kansas, as a: Del
egate, m -ihe next Congress , -'-i
The Convention was brcranized. bv amo
tion from. Mr. Groijer calSng Ji.! Ree.s
to, the Chair. . - v x . - 1. : ..; ;
' On motion of Dr. Stringfellow;'R6bt. S. .
Kelly and H M Nbrthr6p were appointed
oecretanes., :- : : -Vj v'
IMf. Grover moved thati a comrnittee. of
thirteen be aDDointed bv the Chair to rerjort '
, s .
alistKn permanent officers for the.conven-'
jibn'.:ir'Geh."'StrmfffeUow.Droosed that the
f comrnitteebe selected by the meeting, as ne '
asciieu 11 vvouiu give general satisiacuon.
4 iir. . w aikerr moyed that . theCommittee
consist of onlv five members.-. I ri the oreat
hurry to expedite business of the Conven-
:i l - ti'. --- - -
nuii, me memueis uecame too entnusiastic
and some little confusion ""existed,' Towob
yiate all objections to me manner of organ
izing the meeting. Mr. Donelson moved
that a call be made and Delegates be re
quested tp answer to their names and 'pre
sent their credentials.. Mr.: Whitlock re
marked that he hoped the committee would
not then be selected as at iwo o'clock other
Delegates would be in aUendarice to parti
cipate in the deliberations of the Conyentidii.
In compliance with the above request, Mr.
Marshall moved an'adjournment until two
o'clock, whicli'as carried. , - . :.
" f .. Aptxbkoon Ssssiok.
The President called the Convention to
order at half past two o'clock Mr. Grover
announced the motion, Commencing with
the first . Council District.; - Mr.' Marshall
offered ? the. following resolution,, as an a-
uAuuxubUV w iil!. U1UIC1 a UlUllUU WllJUll
was accepted and passebVbv the Convention.
-Resolved f. That the credentials of every
delegate claiming a Jight to participate in
the deliberations of fthis Convention be re-
quired to hand to: thai Secretaries creden
tials- and thSse named in the credentials
shall be permitted to participate in the pri
mary organisation. . . . ."
. .The Secretary reported a long list of the
names 01 the Uelegales entitled to seats.
Mr. Marshall. then proposed the following
resolution; which Lwas adopted unanimously.
Resolved'; That the Delegates from each
Council District shall meet immediatelv and
elect one -of their number to send aVa com
mittee upon credentials. "In' compliance
with the abrtve resolution the .Delegates
frorri: the different Council Districts, then
withdrew, and after, a conference reported
the iollowmg gentlemen to serve upon the
Committee. - ' "' ' " ' :'. '
1st District' Thomas' Johnson and James
VYhitiockr, . - ' - '
2nd, " : 0: ir Brown.
3rd, " H. j:Strickler. .
4th, " Isaac Jacobs ami S. Ralston.
5th, ' T.B. Arnult. ' t V
' 6th, m F.J;;Marshall. . ' "
; 8th; " ". W. P. Richardson - : '. '
9th, " J.M..HaU." ' : . .
, 10th V L. J.-Eastin and D. J. John
The committee being . duly announced
they retired for the purpose of . making a
report On motion the Secretaries of the
Convention wefe tequested to, retire with
the committee to assist them in their duties
xne convention then took a recess until
half past 7 o'clock to await -the report of
the Cummittee" ;' v "" ' -
" Diiring- "the recess the members of the
convention' were addressed by several elo
quent speakers who called upon the";Pro-,
Slavery . Party to act as "united, in order to
better defeat the designs of their unprinci
pled opponents. ; -.
Evening Sessiok. u
At half part 7 o'clock the President pro
tein called - the . convention to order. The
committee on credentials not yet appearing
to make a report, it was ordered that they
be required t3 report a plan as the basis of
representation, to De adopted by the t;on
ventionT Jn consequence of the absence
of secretaries' and the report of the com
mittee not being read no further business
was taken up in speech making. T- The
uonventioii r adjourned to meet on the fol
lotng'mornipgi'': ;: . , v . ; V
J1..- ":- ' -2 Thursday-, Aujrust 30. "
At half past 11 o'cloekV the two Houses
t)f the "Legislature having adjourned the
Jrresident called the convention, when- the
committee on ; credentials through their
Chairman Thos. Johnson, Esq. made the
(following' report, f ' ; ' - "' ': f ' '
F Tir - .1 -- - ... --- '"- . . 1 . -
..-- e,ne committee appomtea u examine
tb.3 credentials -present; report the f61!dw-
mg persons entitled to, seats in this conven
tion:"; 'VV'V . , fs ' " :
'' 1st. District.: Thos'.. Johnson Joseph
Parks, -Park-' Randall,-fA-'S. Johnsonj
Richard- McCamish, - J. - MBernardi G.J
m. Alcuaro, Vmi V.JslcKjnay, : p.-.ti, Mc
Gee, ; JrB. NichoU; Dr. Gaines, Drr Sher?
ifi; Sam'L Sa!tiDi IIc!i.fr; Whitlock;
S. j;' Crocket, r Jas. Curd, Jdljn M. : Wal
lace, J. V iWhits, Thcs. J, LynchrF. M.
Goleman Ilargiis.;; - v T" V "
2nd,' lSTsicT.---;A M. ii.cU- Ca
HBrownSi h WardC. C. V -
SVJ;a6nes-S-J;.-Wcfiil, 2:., Used,
J. Y. Sanders;.Go. W.' Chrk, rria J Eu
hnton. Jco.' Smith, Geo. : N. "Jclis-ja,' J.
H. "Michee, Thos. Ellison, J. G Kranmer,
Levi Owen, Mr. Bayne, M. S. Kaggs.- I
, 3rd District. H. J. Btnckler, Dr. D
L. CroysdaleS. 'W: ; Hays, John Martin,
N. Ai M. Vugn, Benj. Newspm, N A.
Sublett, John Montgomery, 1 A. Pi Baker,
J. W. Ratliff, H." B. Elliott, C: H.-Worth-ington,
W:rMcGee,vC.-'C. .Coots,' F."M.
McGee.'.--v: : ,
4th DisTRicT.-I'Jacobsi R." Lykin, 'A.
Haskill,' James Beets,.Sam'l. Ralston, Da-
viaiu. xkicijaaaen. - :
- 6th pisTicT. Williatn' Barbee, Sam'L
Williams, jos." C. Anderson, RP.' Rob
erts. Ti os. B. vArnett, A.. Hornback, Wm.
BarneC ,V0'-. '- '
j - ,6th. DiSTfiicT.-F.- J Marshall,J, Jno..
Donaldson, Geo. H. Perrin, Thos. James,
E. M. Sloan; W. Kubbard, Charles Mar
tin; John Hearthy. Ri 1 M. Clark. . - -f 4
7th' District. Robt. .S. KeUyvRi?L. '
Kirk.Graltens Thomason John - Larneet,
J.. A.- Thompson;; J;, W Forman,iAlex
Dunning, J.AV .Vandersdate, Dr .Vahder
slice, Jno.",Pemberton, "W GilmOre, Thos.
J. Vanderslice; "'G. R.'Wilson, 'A.- O::
Pnce UttyJ, JV. Fprman, J; HString-:
fellow. -. . ' - '
"8th Districtv-17. P. Richardson, S.
W. Waterson; J; P. Elair. B; Whitehead,
J. W. SmitbrJaRrv Whitehead, Hen.
Thompson, E- Blackstone, J, B. Q'TooL ,
' 9th District. J. Freeland, R. S.Mer-chant,:M.'-V.
Berry, R. W. Thompson;
Jas. Adkins, -SsW.: - Tuhnell, Marion
Brown, Thos.. Ward, J. MHall, J.. M.
Stephens. v . ; , ,r - - "
10th District. Dan Grover ,Ji C. Posey,
M: P. 'Rively, .S. 'P. Shaw, Thos. C.
Hughes; A. Russell W. H. Adams, H.
R Pollard. D. J. Johnson, J. Heath, Green
D. Todd, , Silas -Armstrongs Joel Walker
H.-M. Northrop, Eathan A. Long, Cyrus
Surratt, W. -J. Osborn, Isaac Munday
Thos. -Robinson, E. Garrett, L. J." Eastm
W. H. Tebbs, J. H. Dorris, James Wil
son, Dr. Croysdale,rC. C. Stevens, J.M
Hands, R. L. Kirk, R. R. Reese, J Hyatt
We further; recommend the foilowm
plan as the basis of representation :
Resolved,' Thai each Council District be
entitled to cast the same number of votes
in this Conyention that they haye repiesen
tatives in me two nouses 01 tne i.egisia
ture, and that the Delegation of each Dis
trict, shall determine the person to cast the
vote of said District, and designate the per
son lor whom it shall be given.
The first1 part of the reporf was taken up
read and adopted without a dissenting voice
Some discussion arose as to the right of the
Committee ;to append to their report a plan
lor the basis of representation, and a Dele;
gate; asked an explanation. . Dr String
fellow stated that the power to bring in such
report , was delegatei to the committee by
the Convention on Tuesday evening, but as
there were objections he moved the vote be
reconsidere'iT carried. : "' " .T ' . "
:Dr. Sju3gfell6tv mbved-that the Conven
tion .now go into an election ior permanent
officers, and nominated R. R. Rees, as Pre
sident, Mr. Donaldson riQininated Mr. Wa
terson. CapU Eastin and Thos. Johnson
were also put in nomination. Pending this,
question the following letter was received
from CoL IsacEsj by the hands of MrfD.
J. Johnson, withdrawing . his name from
before the Conveiition': - ,
Shawnee Mission, Aug. 30. 1855.
Hon. R. R. Rees, President Convejition in
Session at this place to nominate a can-
didare for Congress : - -
Dear Sir As. much difficulty seems to
exist nV your body in nominating a candi
date-for Congress, ; and '3 I do not wish to
Jbe the means Uf-discord, or to enable my
opponents so to charge, I, "hereby request
that my name be withdrawn from said Con
vention. VThe only wish that ! have to ex
press in this matter is, that the Convention
shanominate its candidate on the Slavery
question, and that he shall be required to
make the canvass solely on that issue.
, . - Im,"Sir, very respectfully, ; . ,
:, . - xour ob t servant, j. i-
- a. j: iacks
"Tfieletter was "received and three tre
mendous chbers were given for CoL Isacks
for thus exhibiungso compromising a'spirit.
Mr. Marshall stated that he. was .authori
zed to say for Gen-, Whitfield, that if nom
mated" he would accept,-and run' as'the
Candidate of the Pro-slavery party.' Three
.cheers werfe then given for Whitfield. R.
R. Rees) was "then .unanimously chosen
President, and Robt. S. Kelly and :H.iM.
Nqfthfop Secretaries. ' Judge JIalderman
movedrthat Gen. J. W. Whitfield be nam
inated the Candidate of the Pro-slay ery
arty as-.JJelerate to Uongress, ? by accla
mation. The ' question was: put' bf the
President : Shall, the motion prevail ? It
was responded to- by the deafenirfeheers
ofiihe Multitude. Nov oner -vofes in'ithe
negative. Messrs: Halstoni. Ere eland and
Johnson were npp6ihted.t0 wait uponGen.
Whitfield -and inform him of his rXomina-
tion, and turther, to-invite him Xo address
the - Convention. Qh motion, ' ihe' same
corhmittee were": requested ;' to wait ": upon
Col.r sacks and invite him to-, addresslhe
Convention. Jt was voted that n commit
tee OfHhirte'en Lo r minted to prepare, an
address for-the Pro-s'avery party. It was
moved by P StrinfeHowthat each Dele
gation." bar. ;a xh.3 naa of a .person io
server cn -r . r:r.:ttee' 11 wasoraerea
that V :and copies 'of the address,
witk Ccl. I .-cks letter, be printed and 'cir-
WhitSeld'' e ppcred and was introduced to
the Convention by Zlii Ralston. He de
livered an' eloquent address; Vhahkins his
fellow Citizens for the honor thus conferred
upon him, and pledged bis time and talent -to
further the " interests of the Pro-slavery
party." ; ;.-'-' ;;";'';.w " ' 2."-" '
.... Several ; other. speakers appeared on the
stand, all of whom pledged themselves to
the support of the nominee. "T : ' -T.'
Ifwas voted that the proce edings be published-in
the 'FronUerNews, Kansas Her- '
aid; Kansas Pioneer, Squatter Sovereign, -and
all other journals favorable to the" cause, v
Six deafening cheers were giverxr
WHITFIELD and the Pro-slavery paV
after which' thVConvention adjourned sine
die.V. - -- W -: R. R. REES. Pres't. :' -
VAKOB T. S. kELtY,
tLf M. riORTItOP,- (
tl&GoveriZ2zient of Hans as.
TheV Abolition '"papers - of the North
chuckle a good deal, oyer the "proce edings
bf an Abolition meeting, or convention, at
Lawrence, in Kansas-Territory, at which
some sjx hundred persons are said to have
bean present., Ihe proposition was made to
call a Convention for the purpose of organ
izing a State Government and- asking ad
mission into tne union, xhese Abolition
ists, it is said, were unanimous in their
condemnation of the present Legislature,
and. in their , determination to resist all -attempts
to execute the laws which may. be
enacted by it. The Convention is called for
the fifth of September. r , r -
-The Abolitionists are, delighted with
these proceedings of their 'Iaw and order"
brethren in Kansas. - They see no treason
in ifebtbing wrong in the declaration of
their intention to resist the laws passed by
the Legislature nothing wrong in the pro
posed usurpation of the' Government as it
now exists. w jl nere is now an actual govern- .
nienfinJKansas. laws; hftve been framed
TjCa Legislature to which that duty was
especially assigned; the Judge of the high- -
est Court in the Territory and the Attorney
General have decided that it vs perfectly
competent for the Assembly to meet ai
they did and pass these laws, and although"
the Governor refused his assent, to them,
they were passed, or became laws by his
refusal to sign the bills. Officers have
been provided, for ail departments of the
Territorial Government Judges of the
courts, Clerks, . Sheriffs, Justices, " consta
bles, and every other officer known to our
system of laws. TTneAbolitiontets; foiled
in every other, movement, now propose to
resist the execution of theaws enacted Tor
the good government of the people of the
Terrilory to overturn the Government, in
truth and to introduce anarchy , and con-
rfiLsion throughout its limits; and in thistrai-
torous course of conduct they aire counten
anced by the Disunionists and fanatics of '
New-Yorkand NewEngland. We rather
think they will havea.finettime of it in
carrying out the programme of their pro
ceedings.' Gov. Shajtox will oon bo
theTe7a"nd if he v goesvf as we believe he '
does, with an intention; to administer; the
Government faithfully under the Organic
La w;and; such laws as may have been pass
ed by the General Assembly, -he will soon
find means of enforcing -submission ; frcra
these Factionistsr; He vill be sustained,
too, by the .officers appointed to the seyeral
counties to execute the law," and by three
fourths of the pedpleand if persons shall
be found who' boldly refuse obedience to
ythe law, the .Courts will dispose of them.
nut it is a curious commentary UDon the
course, of those who haveHalked so ffliblv
about'the violation of compromises, and dis
regard of law. and.good order, and "border
ruffianism," and all that kind of slang it
is curious to heart preachers, and journals
pretending to morer purity -and patroitism
and de votion to christian and other ..duties
of good citizens", applauding: these declara
tions of ,an intention to resist all law, and
A. 1'J .1 - 3 f
lo introuuce anarcny ana contusion into a
Territory,lhe eovernmenVof "which will
lotherwise be carried on quietly andliappily,
without mterlermg.with.the rights or liber
ty of any "well disposed citizen. Mo. Rep.
pEcrjriijiT Vai.ue or; New York
JoTrxAts. The r correspondent of the
Ch. .leston Courier Writes as : follows, con
cerning the wealth cf thenewspaper jnress
The Herald is reffafded as Uie best pay
ing paper, its nett profits "during the year
1854 havingf been S80,000, 1 am authen
tically informed.' The establishment is es
timated to be worth $500T000. Next
comes the Tribune, which is a stock com
pany, consisting of- three hnndred shares,
the original par value jof which was $1000
each. They are valued at $3000 and have
been sold" higher. 'It ' is how : valued at
$400,000. :- - .1 ...
The Journar of Commerce , is a larcfe
owner of Wall street property, and may be
safely t down at . $275,000, while the
Courier & Enquirer is estimated at $200-
000. -The Sun 'has not been so valued
since ats original:-- proprietor, Moses Y.
Beach, sold it out. It was then bought in
by a company, of printers and editors, pay
ing for it $300,000.
The' Daily Times is raked at $150,000 ;
the Commercial Advertiser $125,000, and
the Evening Post $90,000.
The Express is worth $40,000, tne
Evening Mirror $30,000, the Daily News,
formerly National Democrat, under its
new management, $12,000 ; and the Day
papers" areregarded as very lucrative. The
Staats Zeituncr has an immense s circula
tion. nrA is stimatrl'Bt JiyLTOftQ i Courier
des Etafs Unis at $18,000, ind Der Dem K
qcr&t at -$15,000. -r V-; , . :