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Dciiiccralic S(a(c Ticket.
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01 fehelby County.
TOR Pl'FRKMR Jl'DOF,
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Uf lluinilion County.
oa nrvim renin or li lute works,
WIM.lAM IAUW1LT,,
Ol At-Mend fount j.
TYMMOJJ 1 1 TAP J LI (IE, ririnil MsTUHT
Of Mufkirgum Ccunty.
DEMCCRATIC JHNTY TICKET.
For Prob.ite .Tiii!o.
JAMi;.S GAYLOKD.
For Auditor,
JOHN P. SllKlil.OCK.
TVr Treasurer.
MOSKS lU.l.LOCK.
For Prosecuting Attorney,
PPNJAUIN 1 POUT.!:.
For Commisfiinner,
ISAAC HEDGIvS.
For Infirmary Pireefor,
JOHN P. '.SELLS.
Bvi Tlio Columbus statesman point
edly says: ' For throe yours' service
in the battle Hold an Abolition Con
gress voted white vett runs 100 bounty,
nippers ?:;t)l). nnd themselves $5. (MM.
How do yon like it?''
W ill t lie '-hoy in blue" voto fr the
llovuTuLlc Tobias A. Plants to go back
to Congroes, so that ho may grab
5.000 more bounty and put tlio white
soldier oil' with only ?1 00? Plants
takes 6r,(t00, tlio nigger 15(10, anl the
white boy SUM).
tkff" Tho Hamilton Treo telegraph
is responsible for the following :
"Imagine the agony that poor Rob
Schcnek had to endure in being forml
to voto himself inct eased pay of 1,000
to save tho gallant soldier the big pile
of 81 (10. Doubtless
"lie Wfjjt uliulo i IhIh nl bitter lnr,
Alii Wlfll 1 1 1-41 on I.Im i-li-tvc."'
The Zariesville Signal says:
"Imagine the agony of Delano and
all the Congressmen who voted for that
measure had tu endure. That agony
will tort are them worse ami wore as
election day approaches."
Imagine tho agony of Hon. Tobias
A. Plants, member of Congress from
this district, win nhe stepped up to the ;
oltiee and received and pocketed the j
increased j.nv of $1,000. How can he or i
,.,. , ... . , . i
dare ho look a poor holuier in the lace ;
esay, in tlio language of the great
poet,
"P.'.ice n wlilp in ll,e lmi.iT4 (.f nil li' t-fst mMi.
And Lull the la.-i ii miked tlil'Oiigh I he wti
1
a
THE DEMOCRATIC COUNTY
CONVENTION.
We refer the reader to another part
of our paper for the proceeding of the
Democratic County Convention'.
The Convention was large. Everv
township - was fully represented by
patriotic and determined men. Their
deliberations were luirmoiiioin, nndth'j
nominations mtido uro aeecntuble. wo i
belicv
j
ve, to all friends of the cause.
J lie higns ot the tunes are truly en
roil raging for the success and a lasting
triumph ef comet principles.
All tho nominations of the iMno
?rntie party are now made nnd before
the people for their fti r ptance or re
jection. 1 ho success of tho ticket is
certain if Democrats and conservatives
will only go to work in theright direc
tion and in the proper spirit.
Every man on the ticket deserves the
united support of the party, und uo
doubt (hat support will be cordially
given. These are not tho times for men
to falter in the performance of the duty
they owe the conn try. Tho immortal
Andrew Jackson said, '-The Union
must and shall bo preserved." The
services of our brave soldiers in tho
field to preserve tho Union will avail
nothing if the Union cannot bo made
perfect and indissoluble by a union of
hearts and of hands. Tyranny and op
pression, subjugation und confiscation
in time of pence will not tend to that
union and harmony which should now
exist among the people of all mictions
of this great liepublie.
Tho National Union Convention,
lately held in the city of Philadelphia,
seems to have made an' effort to Lring
about a, perfect Vuion between, tho
North nn.J tho Soufh, tho Erst and tlio
Wont so far as mi eh ft body of men
bad authority and could act with the
concurrence of the great body of peo
ple they represented. The action of
that Convention, endorsed and ap
proved as it is by tho Administration,
must have ft powerful iufiueneo with
tlio masses in all sections of tho Union.
Tho people will r.nw sec and know that
the contest between tho President and
Congress must bo speedily determined.
The.liirmer, hacked as ho in by men of
all parlies and from all sections, desires
immediate and certain Union with
representation and recognition of con
stitutional obligations from all States
and all parts of tho Republic. Tho
latter would procrastinate, demanding
unjust, unequal and unconstitutional
terms and guarantees.
' Let us all rally to tho ballot-box and
snvo tho Union. Tho Union is danger.
If we now neglect to do our duly, wo
may have fastcnt'd upon us and our
posterity, without tho hope in tho fu
turo to change, alter or abolish, a form
of govctumcht in many respects dif
fering from that formed and handed
down to us by the fathers of tho Re
public. Tho Pudiculsnrc now striking
at the constitution of our country.
w her llio reicls l.ulctlto do, they seom
determined to nei omplish by a change
of constitution n:id n new form of gov
ernment great amf powerful, over
ruling the rights ol the States und of
the people.
Rally, t 't ii, every man to thcrci-cuo.
ami si;-i;iin tho Administration of An
drew .lohiison in his noble e!Wt to
save (ho country from the hand of
disunion!.-.);!.
Visit of the Philadelphia Convention Committee
to the President.
REVERDY JOHNSON'S ADDRESS.
The President's Reply.
The President's Reply. His Positive Stand Upon the
Constitution.
HIS OPINION OF THE CONVENTION.
Its Principles Declared a Second Declaration
of Independence.
Washington, August 18. About
o'clock tho Committee, headed by a
band of inudc, reached the White
House. Thoy were conducted into the
lias! Room by Marshal Gooding, ami
so arranged as to foriii a circle. The
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ushered in, and took a position jn rear
nnr i. ii..., . "i,, ,-in iuii veie tin ii
' lllt-' 1 -ommittee. Prescient Johnson
M,l:V,::V'l",,,'),;.IJ,'i,,i,,,J . ''3' "''-'-
lanes M Citlock, Wcllcsitnd 1
ftud RoMnuster -Gwierul'IIand;
irownm;'.
lull. Hon.
Jfeverdv Jol
raid : "
M it. T't; vhii knt-Wc are before vou as
Committee of the National Union
Convention which met. in Philadelphia
Tuesday, the 1 Ith instant, ( barged
with tho duty of presenting you wjth
an authenticated copy of tho proceed
ings. j'efore j'laeing it in your bands, you
will permit us to congratulate you that
in tic object for which tho Convention
v:.s calkd. in the enthusiasm with
which every Stad- und Territory n--pond
-d to the call, in the unbroken
harmony of its deliberation, in the
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itnuiii i.in j ,i 1 1 ii ii ii 1 1 i in, j i i lie I jiiert i -.
has declared were adonicd. and mon
especially in the patriotic and Conatitu
lional character ol the principles them
selves. We nre confident that vou and
the country will find gratifying und
cheering evideiK-eihat there exists
among us a public sentiment which
render an early ami com I dot o restora
tion of tho Union, as established by the
Constitution, certain and inevitable.
Party faction, seeking tho coiu'uu
aneeofits misrule may momentarily
delay it. but the principles of poliiiud
liberty, for which our fathers sueiess
fuliy contended, and to secure which
they adopted the Constitution, me so
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..e. nifcij iiii.iiinnieui 11 11 II1U euilU I noil
in v, luch tho country has been placed
by sii h misrule, that it will not be per
mitted a mu h longer duration. We
wish, Mr. President, you could have
witnessed tho spirit of concord and
brotherly affection which was manifes
ted by every member of the Conven
tion. Grout as your confidence ever has
been in the intelligence and patriotism
of your felllow-citi.ens, in their deep
devotion to the Union, and iu their
present determination to reinstate and
maintain it, that confidence would have
become ii positive conviction if you
could havo seen and heard all that was
done and fciJtl on the occasion. Kvei'v
heart was evidently full of joy; every
eye beamed with patriotic uniaiation ;
despondency gave place to the assur
ance that our late dreadful strife was
ended, and that the blissful reign of
peace, not, under tho protection of arms,
, luit of tlio Constitution ami laws, v ould
have nwny, and be in every part of our
land cheerfully acknowledged, nnd in
perfect good liiith obeyed.
You would not have doubted that
tho recurrence of dangerous domestic
insurrection in the future is not to bo
apprehended. . If you could havo seen,
Sir, the men of Massachusetts und
South Carolina coming into the Con
vention on the first day of its meeting,
hand in hand, 'amidst tho rapturous
applause of tho wolo body, awakened
by heartfelt gratification at the event,
liUing the eyes of thousands with tears
jy Tvhich they neither could nor
desired to suppress, you would have
felt nn every person present felt, that
tlio time hint arrived when nil section
al or other perilous dissensions had
rented, anil that nothing would bo
heard in the future but the voice of
harmony, proclaiming devotion to a
common country, of t prido in being
bound together by a common Union,
existing and protected by forms of
(lOVernment proved Ivy experience to
be eminently fitted for tho exigencies
of cither war or peace
In the principle announced by the
Convention, and i" the feeling there
manifested, we mar have every a.ur-
ance mat liarmony T.:,vougoout, onr
cm ire lai:i will soon prevail. e
know that, as in former days, as was
elo.jiuiitly declared by Webster, the
Nulion'n most gifted statesman, 'Mas
sachusetts i'nd Smith Carolina went
shoulder to sliouldorthroii; h '.heltovfj.
lutioti. and stood, hand in hand, around
the administration of Washington, and
feit his own great arm lean on them
fii' support.'' So will the- again with
like inmniiuil v, devotion and liower
stand around your Administration,
and cause you to feel that you may also
lean on them for support.
In the prooocdir.gu Mr. IYosid"iit,
whic h wo are to paoo in your hands,
you will find that the Convention per
formed the duty imposed on them, by
their knowledge of your devotion to the
Coir titution. the tax end interests of
your country as illuMraU d by your
entire lYcsiduiit ial career of h dar
ing that in vou they recognize a ihicf
magislrate ol the nation equal to the ;
grcat crisis in which tell vuur lot, an
iu this declaration it gives unmixed
pleasure to add, we aro confident that
the Convention have but spoken the
intelligent and patriotic sentiment of
the country; ever inaccessible to tho
law and influences wS.it h often control
mere partisans, and governed alone by
an honest opinion of con-.tiiut;. :ud
obligations and lights, und of the ;.;ty
of looking solely to tho true inti resU,
safety and honor of the nation.
Such a class is incapable of resorting
to any sale for popularity t the ex
pense of public good. In the measures
which you have adopted for tho restor
ation of the Union, the Convention saw
only a continuance of the policy which
for the same purpose, was inaugurate.!
by youriinme Hate j-rcdnccssor, his ro
cfection by the jople after that policy
had been fully indicated, had been made
one of the issues of the contest. Those
of his political friends who aro now as
sailing you for steruly pursuing it, are
forget till or regardless of tho opinions
which their support of his re-election
necessairly involved, being upon the
same ticket with that much lamented
public servant, who-e foul a sas-inatioii
touched the heart of the civilized world
with grief and horror. You bad been
false ii'-y. ui had not endeavored to carry
out the same policy, and judged now
by tbo opposite oi.o wlnou Congress
has pursiiad, its wisdoinind patriotism
are vindicated by t!c fact that Congress
bai but continued a broken. Union by
keeping ten of the States in which, at
one time, tbo insurrection existed, as
far as they could aocomptish it, in the
condition of hiibjected provinces, j
nyiiig to them the right to be represen
ted while subjecting their people to
every species of 1 irislation, including
that of taxation. That such a state
of things is at war with the very genius
of our government, inconsistent wilh
every idea of political freedom and
perilous to the safety of t'10 country,
no roll .cling man can fail to believe.
We hope, sir, that the proceedings (if
the Coiigrc-s will cause you to adhere,
if possible, with even greater firmness
to tho course which you are pursuing,
by satisfying you that the people are
with vou, and that the wish which lies
nearest their hearts is that a perfect
restoration of tbo Union at the earliest
moment be -attained, and a completion
of that result can only bo accomplished
by tlio measures which you are pursu
ing; and in the discharge of the duties
which ineso measures involve, we, as
did every member of the Convention,
again lor ourselves individually tender
our profound respect and assurance of
our cordial and sincere support. With
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freeman s treading or permitted to
tread on our soil, with industry renew
ed, with a nation's faith pledged forev
er to a strict observance of all its obli
gations, with kindness nnd love every
where prevailing, tho desolations of
war will soon bo removed ; its sacrifi
ces of life, sad as they have been, will.
with Christian resignation, be referred
toa Providential purposes of fixing our
beloved country on a firm and endura
ble basis, which will forever olaeo our
liberty and hapinoss beyond tho reach
of oeril. Then and forever will our
lioyernmcnt challenge the leSi'ivition
and receive the respect of nut ; .-i of the
earth, ami bo in no danger ol any ef-
loris to impcucii our honor. i ml pr r
mit me, nir, in conclusion to add, that
great as your solicitudo to the restora
tion of our domestic peace, und vour
labor to that end, you havo also a
watchful eye to tho rights of tho Ration
nnd that any attempt by an assume!
j or actual foreign power to enforce nn
llegal blockado against tbo Govern
mcnt or citizens of tho United States,
to usoyour ow n mild nnd best expres
sivo words, "will be disregarded." In
this determination I nm sure you will
receive the unanimous approval of
your fellow-citizens
Now, as the Chairman of thin com
mittee, and in behalfof tho Convention
I have tho honor to present you with
an authenticated copy of its proceed
ings. Tho nlliiMon in the nbovo address to
tho determination of our Government
to disregard the attempt of an assumed
or actual foreign power to enforce an
illegal blockade, caused loud and con
tinued cheering.
When Mr. Johson bad conclude'!,
the I'rasident said :
Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen of the
Commilte:
Language is inadequate to express
the emotions nnd fecliugs produced by
this occasion. Perhrps I could express
more by permitting silenco to speak,
and you to iit what I tiught to fay.
I confess thafnotwilhstuhding te ex- j
I have had in public life, the
words I have addressed to me on this
i .i - i i- M
occasion nnd thi nuniid,"u c, f.ro reli
calculated to. and th, overwhelm mo.
As 1 have said, I have not language
to convey adequately my present feel
ings and emotions. In listening to
the address which your eloquent and
distinguished Chairman bin just deliv
ered, the proceedings oflhc Convention,
as they transpired, incurred to my
mind. .Seemingly, 1 partook of tho
inspiration thai, prevailed in tho Con
vention. When 1 received a dispatch
by two of its di.-tinguished members,
conveying in terms the scene which has
just been described, of South Carolina
ami Massachusetts, arm in arm, march
ing into (hat vast assemblage, and thus
giving evidence that the extremes had
come together, and that for tho future
they were united, as they had been in
the past, for tho preservation of tho
Union. When the dUpateh informed
me that in that vast body of men, dis
tinguished for intellect and wisdom,
every eve was :u:tiusci wit li tours on
beholding the scene, I could not finish
reading the dispatch to one associated
with me in the otliee. for my own feel
ings overcame mo. Cheers.
I think wo may justly conclude we
are moving under a proper inspiration,
and th.at wo need not be mistakttii, and
that the linger of an overruling and
unerring Providence is in this matter.
I. oiid cheers.
The nation is in oeril. We have
ju d passed through a mighty, n bloody,
a inomeiitourt ordeal, yet do not nnd
ourselves free from the dillieuliies and
dangers that at first surrounded us.
While our brave men have performed
their duties, both officers and men,
(turning to General Grant, who stood
at his right,) while they have won
laurels imperishuMe there aie still
greater and more important duties to
perform; and while we have bad their
co-operation in the field, we now need
their sujipoot in our, efforts to perpetu
ate peace. Loud cheers.
So far as the Kxceutivo Department
of the Government is concerned, the
effort bus been mado to restore the
Union, to heal the breech, to pour oil
into the wounds which were conse
quent upon the striigglo; and, to speak
iu common phrase, to prepare, as the
learned and wise physician would, a
phitster healing in character and coex
tensive with the wound. Loud cheers.
We thought, and yet think, that we
had partially succeeded; but as the
work progressed, as reconciliation
seemed to bo taking place arid the
country becoming united, we found a
disturbing and marring clement op
posed us.
In alluding io that dement, I shall
go nJ further than did your Conven
tion ahd the distinguished gentleman
who has delivered to mo the report of
of its proceedings. I shall make no
rcforcnoo to it that I do not belicye the
time and the occasion jusiify. Wo have
witnessed, in one department of the
Government, every effort, as it were,
to prevent the restoration of pence and
harmony in tho Union. We have seen
hanging upon tho verge of the Gov
ernment, as it were, a boby called, or
which assumed to be, tho Congress of
tho United States, and, in fact, it Con
gress of only part of the States. Wo
have seen this Congress assume and
pretend to be for the Union, when its
every step and tu t tended to perpetual
disunion, an 1 make a disruption of the
States inevitable, instead of promoting
rocoiiciliatio'li and harmony. Its legis
lation has partaken of tho character of
penalties, retaliation nrul revenge. This
has been tho course and policy of one
department of our Government.
The humble individual who is now
addressing you stands the representa
tive of another department ol tboGov-
ernment. 1 he manner in which he
was called upon to occupy that position
I shall not allude to on this occasion.
Sulliec it to say that ho is hero underJ
tho Constitution ot tlio country, and
being here by virtue of its provisions,
he takes bis stand upon the charter of
our liberties as tho great rampart of
civil and religious liberty. Having
been 'aught, in my early life, to hold it
sacred, and having practioed upon it
during my whole public career, 1 shall
ever continue to reverence that Consti-
tut ion tho Constitution of tho fathers
of our country and to inako it my
guide. Knthusiustie cheers.
1 know it has been said, and I must
be permitted t indulge in tho remark
that tho Kxceutivo Department txf tho
Government has been tyrannical. Let
j tne ask this audience- of distinguished
gentlemen around roe here to-day to
looking on and seeing who tho contes
periotye tants were, and what that Btrngirlo was
' point a voto I ever pave, to n Rpeooh I
ever made, to n, singlo net in my whole
public life that has not been againstthe
tyranny nnd despotism which has been
exorcised. As to myself, tho elements
of my nnturo or the pursuits of my lifo
i have not made me, cither in my feci
j ings or in my practico, aggressive; my
nature, on tho contrary, is defensive in
its diameter j but 1 will say, that hav
ing taken my stand upon tho broad
principles of liberty and the Constitu
tion, there- is not power enough on
earth to drive me from it Prolonged
cheering.
Having placed myself upon that
broad platform, 1 have not been awd,
disinnyud or intimidated by either
threats orencroacbments,but have stood
thcro in conjunction with .patriotic
spirits, sounding the tocsin of alarm
whenever 1 deemed the citidol of liberty
in danger. tf',t'nl applause. I said
on a previous occasion, and repeat now,
that nil that was necis.-.ary in the great
struggle againstt vrnnnj-und despotism
was, that they should bo sufficiently au
dible for tho American people to hear
and understand. Ihoy did bear, and
about. thevd( termined that they would
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r.c; no tins question on the side ot the
Constitution and of principle. Cries
of "that's so.".
I proclaim hero to-day, as I have on
other occasions, that my faith is abiding
in the great mass of the people. In the
darke-t moment of the sfrugc-le, when
clouds seemed to be most loring. my
faith, instead of giving way. looked up
through the dark clouds far beyond. I
saw that all would be safe in the end.
My countrymen, we all know, that in
the language of Thomas Jefferson, ''ty
ranny and despotism even can be ex
ercised and executed more effectually
by the many than one.'1- We baveseen
a Congress gradually encroach, step by
step, upon constitutional rights, and
violate, Hay niter day and month after
month, the fundamental principles of
tho Government. Wj have seen u Con
gress that seemed to forget that there
was n constitution, and that there was
a limit to the sphere and scope of logis-
lation. Ilenewed cries of -that's so."
We have seen a Congress in a minority
assume, to exercise powers v iiieh, if al
lowed to be carried out, would result in
despotism, or monarchy itself.
'1 his is truth, nnd because others as
well as myself havo Been proper to ap
peal to the patriotism and the republi
can feeling of tho country, we have
been denounced in tho most severe
terms. Slander upon slander, vituper
ation upon vituperation, of tho most
villainous character, has mado its way
through the public press. What, gen
tlemen, has been your and my sin?
What has been tho cause of our offend
ing? I will tell you. Daring to stand
by tho constitution of our fathers.
The President hero approached the
spot where Senator Johnson was stand
ing and said:
I consider tho proceedings of this
convention, sir, as morcjmportunt than
those of any convention thut ever as
sembled in tho United States. Great
H.'rtdauso.r
U'hen I look with my mind's eve upon
that collection of citizens, coming to
gether voluntarily nnd sitting in coun
cil with ideas, wilh principles und views
commensurate with all the States nnd
coextensive with the whole people, and
contrast it with the collection of gen
tlemen who are trying to destroy (ho
country, I regard it as more important
than any convention that sat, at least
since 1787. I think 1 may say, also,
that the declarations that were there
made are equal with the Declaration of
Independence itself, nnd I here to-day
pronounce it n second Declaration of
Indepcndeeco
Your wbhvss and declarations arc
nothing n.w nor lean than a reafiirma
tion of the constitution of tho United
States. Yis, 1 will go further, and say
that the declarations you havo made,
that the principlcys oirhavecnunciated
in you address, aro a second proclama-
tion of emancipation to tho people of
tho Vnitod Slates; for in proclaiming
and rcprooliiimiiig these great truths
you have laid down a constitutional
platloi'iii upon which all can make a
i.-ommon cause, anu stand together lor
the restoration of tho Ktates nrul tho
prcscrvctiou of the Government, with
out reference to party questions, w hich
only is tho salvation ol the country, for
our country rises above" all parly con
siderations or influences.
How many arc In the United Klates thai
lei require to be free? that Imvo'lho shackle
upon their limbs, ' und bound as rigidly us
though they were hi fuel in slavery? 1 re
peat, then, your dcolar talon in the second
priieluinuii'in of emancipation lo tho people
of the United Mates, ami oilers a common
ground upon wliioli all patriots can stand.
M r. Chairman and gentleman, let me in this
connect lor. uxk you what linvo T to gain more
limn the ai'vuneoiiieut ol the public welfare?
I am as much ofqiocd to ihe indulgence ol
egotism as any one: biit linre, hi a convert
lionnl manner, while formally receiving the
proceedings qf thin Convention, I may bo
permitted again to ask whut Lavo .I to gain,
consulting human, ambition, n ore lliuc I
have gained, except in one thing.
My raco is nearly run. i have been placed
in tho high office wli'eh I occupy under the
Constitution of the country, and I may say
havo held, from lowest to highest, almost
every position to which a man limy uttoiu Iu
our Uoyernmeut. I have passed through ev
cry position from an aldvrninn ol a village to
Ihe Prcsiduncy, and surely, geutleiuuu, this
should be enough to gratify o reasonable am
bitioo. If I wnuled aulhority, or 1(1 wished
to perpetuate my own power, how eriy it
would have. been, to bold and vlold. thai
wliicli wm plnocd in my linnds bymraoire
culled I'm) ilmta's-Biiriu bills. (Liugliter
And applause
Wilh on army which it plu?c1 at mj ilia-,
crrtiun, I could lnv rcmnlncd at the Capita)
of I lio United Slides, and wilh H fifij 0
sixty million of appropriations at my dis
posdl, willi the machinery to be worked by
my own Imnd.i, widi my safrnpi and depend
ents in every lown and villngp, and then with
the Civil High! Ml following asnn anxlllnry.
hinghter, In connection wilh a!l tho other
appliuncci nf tho Jovcrr.nn at, I couM have
proclaimed mynulf Dictator. Cries of
"'Imt'i true," m,d "Three chers for llio
President ."I
lint, gcntlcmtn, ir-y tri lo nnd my nin'iN
lion have been lo ecoupy ilmt pnidiion which,
retuiiu nil powr in Ihe hiuidf .1 the poople.
Ureal cheering. ll is upon that I have al
ways relied it is upon I Ui I rely. A vuiio
"And the people will n.H diwppntm you."
And I repcul Urn I ncillivr tlio taunts nor
I juers fifCuiiifT, nor ofn calumniating preg,
can drive niu l.om my pnrpo'0. Uucil
ppl.in?e 1 itchnowli'ilgo no superior except
my (Jnd, llio nnihor of my fxi.'lcnrc, and Iho
people of ii l.'niiid Hl.iie. Prolonged
and ciithniinni,; chieriiijf.
Tor tlio one I Iry to o'icy nil hi co'iamind
nn best I lull eompat il lo wilh my poor liu
maiiity; lor tin- ot I.ir, in a political nnd
reproitft'ivc nfr the hiih behest of Iho
people Imvit nlwnyj bien respoc'cJ and
niiejed by inc. I.i.ml chicis. Mr. Chulr
in. oi I liivc;o,l morn th in I inti-mltd.
l'or kind u!lnsini9 lo myself, condoned In
ynnr HiMiT!', nnd in resolutions adopted by
the Convention, h-t rcmaik Ihol in t hi j
eriiii, nnd at ihis period ol my pnblio life, I
hold ntovq nil prise, n: d i-lmll ever recur
wilh feeling of prol-mnd gratification In tho
lust resolution, conl lining tho indorsement ot
die Convention, cmnnutiiiir spoiiiHiicoiiHly
from tho jirdil ni'im el ihcj pei ph'. bom!
chors. ,
1 trust eid hope tli.tt my future action
mny bo n:ch llint you nnd the C'onven'iuii
iiiny not regret tho aasurnneo ol confidence
you huve Fxprecd if mo. Uric of we are
sure of it. JMoro fepratint;, my friends,
one rod nil. c mini t toe end sliungers, pteaco
nvcrpl cy sincere '.hanks fur ibo kind mnU
I' iiiitious of fgnr I mil lo pict you have
ixliibind on this occimiou.
I repeat, I shall always rootiimo lo ba
guided by firm und conscientious conviction
of duty, and that always give one courage
under tho Uoimtitulinn, which 1 oiako my
guld".
At Iho conclusion of the President's re
mark, l!i ice cheers wire ( utliiiHiuRtxally
given I.ir Andrew Joluifon, and thrco inor
lor General (f.iwt. The Prcsldtsut and Uen
crnl lirnnt then rriirtd arm in arm, and the
c iioini t let) and Hi 9 audience coruinuiiced lo
disperse.-
Cheering Words.
'Tho people must bo trusted nnd tho
country will bo restored. Jly faith is
unshaken as to tho ultimate success".
Andrew Johnson to the Philadelphia
Convention.
"Having taken my stund upon the
Iroad principles of liberty awl tho Con
stitution, there is not power enough on
earth to drivo mo from, it." Androw
Johnson to tlio I'hilauolphui Conven
tion Committee.
The above aro cheering words. They
give forth no uncertain sound. They
have a ring about them that forcibly
reminds one of the earlier ami purer
days of the Republic, when official
oaths were regarded asof bindingforco
and Constitutions were not treated as
waste paper. Certainly, for a number
of years past, such sentiments havo
Tie en rarely heard, and it iB refreshing
now to hear them repeated, and, inoro
especially, by tbo Executive head of
the Federal Union. It looks as though '
the clouds that havo obscured the lustre
of ourJsu-tional famo wore disappearing
and that, Andrew Johnson being Presi
dent, wo were soon again to become nn
united people, free, prosperious and
happy. Dct the people rejoice-that iu
tho inscrutable Providence by which
Andrew Jolai3on uuccoodod to tbo
Presidential chair, one so in puro pur
pose was elevated that all powers on
earth can not drivo him from the prin
ciples of liberty ami tho constitution
upon width ho has taken his stand.
Signal.
Remarkable Escape from Death.
Tho Ohio Statesman lias an account
of the falling out of a window of tho
fourth story of a houso, of a littlo girl
iu a somnambulic state. Tho child is
about nine years obi, ami on Saturday
night, about twelve o'clock, got out of"
her bed, went to tho window, a.vl fell
out. In her descent sho struck ono ofv
tho iron rods used for the support of on
awning. This rod gavo irway and
threw her out from tho houso on totho
pavement. Singular, the child was
unhurt, save the scraping and blister
ing of her hand, andj tho knocking out
and breaking of two-or thrco of her
toeth. There wero some scratches and
bruises on her faeo, an abrasion of the
skin on her breast, und a bruso on ouo
of her knees.
JUu)-Tlie famous Anh1uud district cf Ken
tucky, which in tho tenlth and to tho clime
of Mr. Cl.iy's eminent oareer, was iuvlnci
bio, at tho late elfctiun gave a Dcmociatlo
majority of 7,032. . It comprieea eleven
counties, all leruo?ra.Uo

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