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FIRST DAY'S PROCEEDINGS.
At 1-2 M., Monday,
v.i:.,ni npmnnritic Convention assembled
in Smith & Nixon's Hall. The body of the
wii .a wpII filled, and the stand was
A,A with renorters and members of the
press from various parts of the Union.
1 ou. MM.ainofMi..as Chairman of the
National Executve Committee, called Hie
Convention to order,
w a Richardson of III., arose and pro
posed that the Convention, for temporary
organization, should rail Samuel Medary, of
Ohio, as President fro urn. luouuap
B. F.' Hallet, of Mass., asked that before
this was done the call of the Convention
should be read, which was done by the Sec
....... it mi, fnl'nws:
vli,A That the next Democratic Na
tional Convention be held at Cincinnati, in
. That tn constitution the future
W'.tinnal r.nnVfcntion. the Democratic Com
. mittee, in order to secure the rest etive
.:v.. r ti, Stnipa. PHch State shall beenti-
- tied to tw icft the number of JkgMil has ia
.k. nnilpin. and no more; and the
rv,m,npo m makins arrantre-
tn. thn nPTt Democratic Convention
provide such number of seats, and secure the
cnnluded the reading of
the call there was an uproar neat tho door
the Convention, and a numoer m cku
came rushing in, shouting ''givewa; to De
mocracy." . There was nucit scuffling, and
several men were seen in violent attitudes,
and much noise and confusion ensued. Ilns
uproar was caused by the attempt of the Ben
ton. Democrats from Missouri to force them
selves into the Convention. They had suc
ceeded in knocking down or shoving aside
the door keepers, and got within where they
seated thomselves amid much confusion.
As soon as order wa3 restored, Mr. McLain
I have been requested by the Committee
Arrancments 10 pwee in un
w r.hnirman nf this Convention
XQUlUUiair " " T , .
i:.t fK loWatea elected. I have
u,mH tn Rlate that two papers have
been presented to that Committee
two different delegations from the Mate
of New York. The gentlemen composing
the Committee of Arrangments desire to com
municate to the Convention that they nave
m.iM4 .11 nanors which on their face bear
of the reaular election
hP nerBona Dresenling them, as entitling
those persons to seats in this Hall. They
considered it their duty to issue tickets to
delegates who presented themselves with
such prima facie evidence of election by
people. By this rule, when the State of Mis
tmt itself the committee issued
tickets to those who presented this prima
thev wcro deleiatcs clect.-
Another aet, also, claiming seats, presented
themselves from the State of Missouri;
us in the opinion of the committee they
nnt nresent the necessiry prima facie evi
dence of election, tickes were refused
them. The same rule governed m the
of Nbw York, as in that ol otners present
Wrins orima facie evidence of elec-
fin ThfiNp.w York delations could
tout be regarded as in the same position
h rfoiotraiinna irnm oinei uva"io
Tjresentedthe names of more than two dele
fnr rh electoral vote. The same
thing was therefore required of New York
as was required of the Mississippi delegation
-that tne ueiegauuu snuuiu occi-i.
tn tRkp. Mats on this iloor. Mis
; I UUIUift w - .
;M.:Vv; .nmnliPfl with that remurcment
fliNiyf wwMiif ...... t
There are now here the proper number
delegates to occupy the seats assigned
j;:r;ocinnl ihmiph there are in the city
.;,mimhera elected delegates from
State- . , ,
' It was the pleasure of the delegations
New York to mtimaie inai sucu an arrangc
id nnt he altoeether satisfactory
iiKnimh th rnmmittee does not under
stand that the arrangement was peremptorily
declined. I am requested by the committee
to state that it would with great pleasure
have given tickets to the whole of the
ml fortv defecates presenting
themselves from the State of New York ,if
committee could in any way have selected
seventy members to occupy the seats assigned
to ricw xorn, i aesire omj w buy iu
from the Committee of Arrange
menu, that both sets of delegates from
York are without and demaud admission
a iVii. hall . 1 Aiinlause.l
. 5j.mi.LMeclarv was then escorted to
h.t .mid mimh ariDlause, and addressed
the followiue terms:
t Mn m i return thanks to the Conven
.m fm k tomnorarv honor it has cocferreil
pon me by selecting me to preside over
preliminary deliberations. All that I can
offer in return for the honor of the position
in which you have placed me, will be. to the
bestof my ability, to preserve that order
which is so necessary on such occasions.
While I am not a new visitor to Conven
tions of this kind, lam yet new to the posi
tion in which your kindness has placed me.
I have been a delegate to National Conven
tions when the Republic extended but little
beyond the city in which we are now assem
bled. I was a delegate to the first Conven
tion that nominated Gen. Jackson forTresi
dency. 1 was then, as now, one of the Rep
resentatives of the great Democratic party
of the nation. It is now a grand party,
etasnins in its aims the shores of the two
ereat oceans of the world. In this Conven-
Hon delegates are present irom inu auuiiuc
slope and the shores of the wide Pacific, thus
manifesting in an unmisiaKeDio iorm mu
progress of Democratic institutions ana con
titutional government. These are the in
institutions and this the government which
it is our mission to defend and maintain.
1 repea I that, as long as we are governed by
written constitutions ana wruien laws,
should observe that deportment,
both personal and political, which
will justily the expectaton that we
are capable of self-government. It is true
that in governments like ours wo may ex
pect temporary emuiiuonsot popular excite
ment. Like the gteatocean.tliey cannot beal-
waysstill. There cannot be a perpetual
calm. Wft may sometimes expect the storms
which nurifv the atmosphere.
Gentleman, I will notdetain you. lean
only say that my highest purpose in accepting
this unexpecteu promotion is 10 penurm urn
duties which it imposes on me faithfully and
impartially to all.
And now, while there is a brief silence
and calm, allow me. gentleman, to introduce
the Reverend Mr. IMcholson, wiio will au
nres3 the Throne ol Grace in behalf of this
The chairman stated that it lias been pro
po?ed that Judge Critherall, of Alabama,
and Mr. Ritchie, of Virginia be appointed
temnorarv Secretaries, which proposition
was adouted, and the Secretaries took their
Mr. Brown.of MississiPDi.offered aresolu
lion that seats be tendered to the delegates
and alternates more than the several States
are entitled to, and have allotted to them
without the bar. He stated that there was
vacant places v ithin the Convention, and
was desirable that the delegates should have
an opportunity of consulting their friends,
and that all who came should participate
the great patriotic object for whicn ttiey
Mr. Thomas L. Harris, of Illinois, sugges
ted that there would not be seats enough for
them, and proposed to modify the motion
go as to.relcrthe selection of such as should
'have scais to the Committee of .arrange4
After some discussion, on motion of
delegate the resolution ws for the present
laid on the table.
Thnmns L. Harris, of Illinois, then pro
nned that a Committee of Credentials, to
composed of a delegate from each State
trhinh here is no aisuuieu ueieuuuuu, vj
cho-cn by the delegations.be appoi nted.whose
,i,,t itKlmll lie torenortto the Convention
the delegates inai wescm mc Vivyy
dentals, and are entitled to take their seats
in this body. Adopted.
The several delegations men gave in
following name3 for the Committee on Cre
dentials: .... .
Maine. Ben amin W igguw. mew namp-
shire, John H. George, Vermont, liradley
Barlow, Massachusetts, James o. nvnuuey
New Jersey, George a. cannon; renn.
Honrw TV VVri.-ht: Maryland , Otho Scott;
Delaware, James A. Bayard; Rhode Island,
Henry A. Burrill; Va. M R. II. Garnett;
Connecticut, Edward A. Phelps; North
Carolina, R. R. Heath; Alabama, William
Aiken; California, J. Lancaster urenij miss.
G. F. NealjTexas.M. liryan; Louis. ,
Hath; O. J. B Steedman; Ky., J. W. Ste
venson; Tennessee, James H. Thomas; Ind.
Samuel W.Telford; Ark. Calvert Caldwell;
Missouri, Albert W. Lamh; ueo. J. uaruin
er, South, Caro. F. J. Moses; 111. T.
Harris Michigan, Wm. Hale; Florida. D.
Yulee, Iowa, Bernharatjterii 5 Wisconsin,
A member, ostensibly from Missouri,
understood to-say, that as there was a con
test in regard to the delegation irom
State, there ought not to oe any memoer
pointed for Missouri on tne oommue ui cre
dentials. .... .,
Mr. R u hnrdson. of 111. said: lvir. t'resiuent
I have no desire to interfere in the affairs
another State, but 1 must maintain-, sir,
hi.r.nnvention owes it to its dignity
selfrcspect that no person should be
mitted to enter tins nau; 01 iane ocau vu
floor who has entered in defiance of the pow
er of the door-keeper. 1 have no desire,
to enter into a discussion 01101s niauer,
I declare it as my sentiment and opinion
this Convention shouiu proieci usemrom
insult. . . . . ....
The President I would intorm tne
from Missouri, with all kindness,
with all determination, that according to
rules of the Convention, seats have been
vided for the delegations Irom earn ataie.and
that only such as have tickets from the Com
mittee of Arrangements are admitted
seats on this floor, xna ueiegaies naving
tickets have quietly and peaceably
their seats. The temporary chairman
recognize any gentlemen who is not
to a seat under these rules.
The members from Missouri Mr. Presi
I dries nf "Order ! order ! I'M
The President Let me bay a few
and if I am out of order some one will doubt
less correct me. 1 hope the delegates
have gained admission to the .Convention,
from Missouri, will listen to the voice of
individual who certainty nas no wisri to
them or prejudge their case. Those
tiemen must amilv to the Committee on
rangements. That is the only application
thv ran make as the Convention is at
sent organized, I hope they will abide by
The Missouri member -The delegation
from Missouri cheerfully bows to the
And the whole delegation arose and
tired amid expression of general satisfaction
and applause, mmgiett witn soma
ing. - '
Mr Bocock. of Virsrinia. rose to say, that
according to the terms of the resolution of
the gentlemen Irom ill., a roemrjer 01 me
Committee on Credentials was only to be
appointed from those States in which there
was no contest. It now appeared that the
representation of Missouri was contested,
and therefore, by the resolution adopted, no
members of the Committee ought to have
been annointed from thatState .
Aereeable to this suggestion, tne name 01
Mr.Lamb was withdrawn from th Commit
tee on Credentials, it being announced by the
delegation that thev were desirous to abide
the decision of the Convention on their
C. B. Wickliff. of Kentucky, renewed the
resolution, similar to that offered by Mr.
Brown, of Mississippi, to allow alternates
seats in the body.
A delegate from lowa addressed tne con
vention against the resolution in a very ear
nest manner, deprecating out side influence
and insisting that the several delegations
should De allowed to act with their own res
ponsibility.and without the influence of out
After some discussion the resolution of Mr,
Wickliff was laid on the table.
Mr. Steedman, from Ohio,presented an. in
vitation from the Young Men's Mercantile
Librarv Association tendering the use of
hall and library to tho delegates of the Con
Mr. McCook of Oluo.offered the following
Resolved. That a committee of one from
each State be selected by the delegation, and
whose duty it shall be to select permanent
ofheers of this convcttnu. Auopteu.
COMMITTEE ON PERMANENT ORGANIZATION.
Maine, J. C.Talbert; N. Hampshire,!!. R,
Rush; Vermont, Robert Harvey, (jeorgia, A
llnlfnrd. Massachusetts. Isaac Davis; Ala
hamn J. Fnravth: Rhode Island, A. F. Gal
lun: Mississippi. E. Barksaale; Connecticut
H. C. Childs, New Jersey, Charles Bateman
PennsvlvaniaJ. L. Dawson Defeware Dr. u,
Caldwell Louisana 1. A. morse; u. u.
Two! Kv. K. J. Clark: Tennessee. J. K,
.J' - . . ....I ir-
Walker; Marylanu J. ai. uucimnan; a.
P. Powell; North Carolina, C. McBeth; Ind.
P. M. Kent; 111. T &. Young; Miss., John S.
Phelps; Ark, R. M. Gaines; Michigan, J. G.
Culbert; Florida, C. E. Dyke; Texas, R. P.
Hubbard; lowa, J. Kamsey; miss. wm. J
Gibson; California, P. C. Rust
Mr. Hallett. of Machusetts, offered a re
solution for the appointment of a committee
on Resolutions, of one from each State,
appointed by the delegates thereof, and
that all resolutions relative to tne Lwmocrai
ic platform be referred to said commltte with
Mr. Bayard, of Delaware, moved to lay
the resolution on tha table. .
An attempt was rrrade to debate Hid ques
l - iL. .L. !. -.1 . (I .1-1.- ' ..... - t
iiun-noi 1110 cnairTUieu ait uevaic em -der,
and the resolution was laid upon the
Mr. S. Black of Pennsylvania, moved,
for the purpose of setting Pennsylvania and
her candidate right on the matrimonial ques
tion. Mr. Black gave way, and Mr. Steedman
of Ohio, announced that Committee on Or
ganization was requested lo meet in the
rnnm hack oi the eallerv.
Mr. Hallett demanded that the vote to lay
the resolution offered by him, to raise the
Committee on rules and Resolutions, on the
table, be taken by States, and called for the
The Chair decided the demand out of or
der, the result having been announced.
anneal was taken. .
Mr. Bocock, of Virginia, said that the vote
bv State under the rules, was equivalent
the yeas and nays in Congress, and was al
ways in order until other business was enter
After further discussoin the chair surren
dered his opinion, and the resolu tion of Mr.
Hallett was read, ana tne ataie voieu as 101-
lowsonthe motion to lay Hallett s resolu
t,ion on the table.
Yeas Connecticut 6. New Jersey 7, Penn.
29. Deleware 3. Maryland 8, South Carolina
8, Mississippi 7, Arkansas 4, Michigan
lexas 4. lowa 4, Wisconsin u o.
Nays Maine 8, New Hampshire 5, Ver
mont 5, Massachusetts 13, Rhode Island
Vriginia 15, North Carolina 10, Georgia 10,
Alabama a, Louisana 0, uiuo to, ivemucay
12 Tennessee 12 Indiana 13, Illinois
Missouri 9, Florida 3, California 4177.
The Chair decided that the motion to lay
Mr. HaUett'8 resolutions on the table was
It was then moved and carried that the
resolution be adopted, and the following
names were proposed by the several delega
tians as the committee to consider and
port on all resolutions to the Convention
COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS.
Maine, A. G. Chandlerj New Hampshire
B. F, Ayer; Vermont, Charles tr, Jiastman;
Massachusetts.Ben. F. Hallett. Rhode Island
Wm. B- Lawrence; Connecticut.A. B.Hyde,
New York, New Jersey, E. R. V. Wright;
Pennsylvania. J. C. Jones: Deleware. Wm,
Salisbury; Maryland. C. J.M.Gwina;Virein-
ia.A. A. Uhanman: n.u.. w.o. Asne oornn
Carolina, C. W. Dudley; Geo. A. R. Wright
... . . ! 1
Alabama, jonn usenrane; Mississippi jouu
Thompson; Louisana, Pierre Soule; Ohio,
L. Yall'andigham; Ivy. o. HI. Uume; ienn-
essee, VV. A. Ball; Indiana, J. L. Robinson;
Illinois. (). K. b if Him. Missouri. J. 1.
Thomnson: Arkansas. J. Hutt: Michigan.W.
e. Storeyj.l'londa s. si. u. Kogers; lexas,
P. Bee; Iowa, Thomas 8. Wilson; Wiscon
sin. S. Claike: California S. W. Inge.
Mr. John Cotton Smith, of Connecticut,
offered a resolution that a committee of
from each delegation, except those of
and New York, be appointed who
rnnsidpr and reoort UDon the conflicting
claims of the opposing delegations from
York and Missouri.
There was opposition to this resolution,
and on the suggestion that the subject
uer v belonged to M uoramitiee on
dentials, it was withdra wn.
Mr. Blank, of Pennsylvania, moved
reserve the front seats of the galleries for
Mr. Petit, of Indiana, thought the resolu
tion oucht not to nrevail. The hall was
ready crowi'ed, and propositions were before
this body to admit alternates. The Cohveu
tion would probably admit seventy delegates
from New York, which would taka up
the room on the floor; and the alternates,
admitted would he placed in the galler
He would yield to no man in respect for
the ladies. At proper times and places he
was always ready to meet them, but, no the
present occasion the work was that of men,
and he was for keeping them to their work
before giving wayto the ladies, tie wouici,
therefore, move to lay the resolution on the
table, wmcn motion prevailed,
On motion the Convention adjourned till
Tuesday, ten o'clock A. M.
The attendance in the Convention to-day
was larrrer than on yesterday. The rralle-
ries were wen nuea, cnieny witn gentlemen
competed with the press or the country.
It was a goodly representation or the great
third estate, both in the number and in the
appearance of the members. The body of
the hall wbb filled with the delegates, there
beiner at least seven or eight hundred pres'
ent. On the atand were the temporary
President and Secretaries, and about fifty
The Convention was called to order pre.
ciscly at ten o'clock by the pro km. Presl
dent Samuel Medarv. Excellent order pre
vailed at the ooenins of the session, ana tne
temper of the members appeared cairn ana
The President The first thing in order
will be the report of tho Committee on per
manent Organization. If ready to report,
the Convention will now receive it.
J. L. Dawson, of Pennsylvania The
Committee appointed to recommend suitable
persons for permanent officers of this Con
vention, respectfully report the following :
JOHN E. WARD, of Georgia.
For Vice Presidents, the following gen
tlemen are named from the delegations of
tho different btatcs :
Maine, J. Smith 5 New Hampshire, C. L.
Woodbury : Vermont. J P Kidder : Massa
chusetts, Henry H Child ; Rhode Island, P
W Gardiner 5 Connecticut, J D Pratt 5 New
York j New Jersey, John S Darey j
Pennsylvania, Arnold Plummer ; Delaware,
Wm H Ross j Maryland, C Humphreys ;
Virginia, R A Banks ; North Carolina, Bed
ford Brown, South Carolina, B II Brown 5
Georgia, John W Lewis ; Alabama, David
Hubbard 5 Mississippi, W L Balfourd 5 Lou
isiana, Alexander Mouton ; Ohio, G W Bel-
den ; Kentucky, Levi Tyler ; Tennessee,
T C Lyons ; Indiana, William Rockhill
Illinois, J A Mattison ; Missouri, P II Mc
Bride ; Arkansas, John S Roane ; Michigan,
M E Crowfoot : Florida. J T Mavbee t Tex
as, Matt Ward ; Iowa, C J McParland
Wisconsin, N Dewey ; California,J II Hill.
Maine, Wm K Kimball ; New Hampshire,
II Kimball : Vermont. J B. Bowditch ; Mas-
sachuuotte; j C Abbot ; Rhode Island, M J
Miller 5 Connecticut, W D Bishop ; New
York New Jersey, Wm Hana ; Penn
sylvania, J N I! utchison ; Delaware, Henry
Ridgeley 5 Maryland, JAB Leonard ; Vir
ginia, Wm i Ritchie j North Carolina, H
G Williams: South Carolina, B Wilson;
Georcia, Hush Buchanan 5 Alabama, J C
tlesee ; Mississippi, W II tl Tyson ; Louis'
iana, A Dcrov ; Ohio. Amos Layman ; Ken
tucky, Saml Williams 5 Tcnncsse, Jacob
Miller ; Indiana, James Elder ; Illinois, C
A Lampkin : Missouri. David JJ Berry ; Ar
kanBas, R E Jackson ; Michigan, C C Chat
field ; Florida, J R Brooks ; Texas, M
Pollick ; Iowa, J T Walling ; Wisconsin,
T Grav : California. J N Duwlev.
The Committee further recommended that
the rules of the last Democratic National
Convention be adopted for the government
of this Convention.
On motion of Judge Borden, of Indiana,
this report was adonted unanimously.
The Chair anoointed Mr. Dawson,
Pennsylvania, and Mr. Yulee of Florida,
conduct the President to the Chair.
On assuming the chair. Judje Ward, who
is a fine, bold, Intelligent looking gentle
man, addressed the Convention as follows
PRESIDENT WARD'S SPEECH.
Gentlemen of the Convention, The sum
mons to preside over your deliberations
as unexpected as it is crateful to me. The
distinguished gentleman who yesterday pre
sided, tne connecting nnK Between wo puoi
and the present, carried us back to that pe
riod in our history when the Democratic par
ty assembled to give into me nanas 01 us m
vorite son, its standard to go forth to battle
against a noble and a ral ant nartv. 1 nai
party, with the issues which then aiviaea us,
have passed away. Many of its leaders, one
by one, have stolen away to their silent res
ting place, tilled with years ana witn non-
ors, mourned by political menus ana pouu-
"So Bleep the bravo, and sink to rest .
With sll their country's honors blest.
Whon Spring, with dewy fingers cold,
Returns to dock their hallowed mold,
She tbore shall find sweeter sod
Than Fancy's feet have ever trod.
There Honor comes, a pilgrim gray,
To dock the mold that wraps their clay ;
And Freedom for awhile repair
To dwell a weeping hermit there."
Manr of that noble party who still sur
vive are with us to-day. They are with
in nnr deliberations, and thev are prepared
to iro forth with us to do battle in behalf
i.iwt; iiri. 1
the Constitution ana me uuioo . ny, wny,
then, gentlemen of the Convention, with this
nartv owned away, and these issues settled,
whv are we environed with difficulties
surrounded with dangers before unknown
Our land is convulsed with factions. The
one. recreant to the Constitution, would
build a wall around our country, and give
home to the exile who seeks these shores,
only on condition that he renounce all
nrivileires which are dear to freemen ; a par
ty which, in the pride of power, assumes
dictate to the consciences of men, and which
would extend the right of suffrage only
those who bow before- the same altar with
themsolvts : a party which will allow
man to be fit to serve his country, unless
offer prayers to the throne of grace in
same form they may prescribe.
ThA other faction more dangerous only
because it is more numerous has liberty
emblazoned on its banners and deadly trea
son festering in its heart. It is engaged
an unholy crusade against the constitution.
which has so lonn maintained its hold
the affections of the people, in the.the
hone that thev may involve in one common
ruin all the glorious recollections of the past,
and all our nroud anticipations for the future
Insignificant and contemptible in itself, it is
formidable only for its tendency to unite
with all other factions in their opposition to
party which makes no concessions, courts
no alliances, asks no affiliations.
From the shores or the Pacinc, irom me
mountains of the North, from the plains of
the South, from the valleys of the West,
delegates have come up to-day to present a
platform and to select a atandard nearer in
the great contest against these factions.
Let them go lortn as a Dana 01 orouier'j,
hand in hand, to the altar of our common
country, and lay upon that altar a willing
sacrifice, our personal aspirations, our sec
tional preju ices, and above ana Dcyona an,
our private friendship- Let our thoughts be
chastened bv a hicher and a purer sentiment,
the love of our country. Let a desire to ad
vance our personal wishes be lost in the
greater duty of protecting the Constitution
or our country ironi tne assaults 01 11s ene
With an abiding confidence that tht kind
ness which has summoned me to this place,
will bear with me in the performance of its
duties 5 that that kindness will pardon the
errors 1 must commit, and forgive what may
appear to them to be erroneous, and may
really be so, I enter on the discharge of that
trust to which vou have summoned me.
The Vice Presidents and Secretaries were
then Invited to take seats on the stand.
Mr. J. A. Bayard, of Delaware, submitted
the following :
REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON CREDENTIAS.
They proceeded yesterday after the ad
journment of the Convention, in the per
formance of the duties assigned to them, and
find that all the States of the Union, except
the State of New York, are represented in
tho Convention by Delegates duly elected
in tho several States by State or District
organizations of the D3mocrntio party, and
they append to this report as part thereof full
lists of delegates so eicctea.
There were contesting claimants of the
scats held by the delegation from Missouri,
who claimed to be admitted either in part or
in whole as delegates from the same State.
The following gentlemen, claiming to ne
the regular delegation from the Democracy
of Missouri, had on the prima facie evidence
been assigned seats in the Convention by
the Committee ot Arrangements, viz :
Wm A Harris. E U Uevitt. J ames S ureen,
N W Lamb, P II McBride, Wm Shields,
R II StPnhens. S R Shrader. John S Mc
Cracken, Thos B English, Jos Coffman, T
B Hudson, D D Berry, Ferd Kennett, ut.
W Wutson, James Craig, John S Phelgs.
They were represented before the com-
mittnn hi, Mnnnrs OrflPn and PhelnS.
The contesting party who were ruled out
were B Gratv Brown. Barton Able, P J Mc-
Sherry, Stephen Rice.S J LoweJacob Hall,
Logan Clarke, jonn di iticnaroson, n mo
Coy, John D Stevenson, Thos L Price, J C
Walker, Patrick H Davis, Madison Mullen,
and Samuel Simmons, and wore represented
before the committe by Messrs. Price and
The Committee deem it unnecessary to
recapitulate the arguments or statements of
facts of either side, and confined themselves
to the conclusion to which they arrived.
After hearing fully the representatives of
each contesting delegation, the tollowing
resolutions was unanimously adopted :
Rwlved, That the Democratic delegates
from the State of Missouri, represented be
fore the committee by Messrs. ureen and
Phelps, are the duly elected delegates ot tne
Democracy of Missouri, and are entitled to
their seats in the National Convention to the
exclusion of the contesting claimants repre
anted hv Messrs. Price and Brown.
The length of time occupied in hearing
the contested seats in .Missouri nas ureveii-
teA anv hoarimr of the two sets of dolegates
fmm TSTw Vork. who claim respectively to
represent the Democracy orNew YorK ; but
that hearing has been commenced this
mnrn intr and will be concluded as speedily
as justice to the parties will permit, and be
made the subject of a further report.
All of which is respectiuiiy suommea.
J. A. BAYARD, Chairman.
June 3, 1856.
On of Mr. O. V. report
the committee was concurred in and adopt
ed by the Convention.
Mr. Hnvnril asked, in oenau 01 me com
mittee on Credentials, that they be allowed
to set during the session of the Convention,
which was granted.
A delegate from Alabama moveo . a reso
lution to admit the delegates from the Dis
trict of Columbia into the Convention to
participate in Its deliberations and action.
A delegate irom virguuu unn
this resolution on the table. A rambling de
bate, or rather an attempt at debate, louowed
Thomas L Harris, of Ilhnos, endeavor
ed to address the convention on this ques
tion, but the chair decided that he Was not
Mr. Harris said that he did not wish
discuss the auertion : he merely wished
read a telegraphic despatch which he held
in his hand announcing mat me uemocra
cv of the District of Columbia had carried
the election in Washington by a handsome
majority. Great applause and hurrahs. j
Several attempts were made to address the
Convention, but the Chair vigorously voted
them down, remarking that he presided over
an assemblage of gentlemen as well
Democrast, and should insist upon the rules
of Parliamentary propriety beeing observed
The motion to lay on the table the reso
lution. admitting1 the Delegates from the
District of Columbia, was then put and
carried bv a large majority.
Mr. Brown, of Mississippi, offered the
following resolution :
Resolved. That the scats in the galleries
of this hall be declared vacant, and that
National Democratic Convention divide
them pro rata, among the States and terri
tories, and issue ticket accordingly, and de
liver them to delegations irom tne several
States : Provided, that no more peraons
admitted than can be conveniently and sale
He said that a large number of delegates
and alternates were enabled to obtain
to the hall, and, therefore.he hoped
the resolution would be adopted
Mr, M' Mullen of Va., hoped that the get
tleman would accept an amendment to
mit th eentlemen from the District of Co
lumbia, who were entitled to the considers- t
tion of the committees as raucn as 11 iney
were from one 0: the States.
Mr. Brown had a high respect for the
Democracy of the District, who had just;woa
glorious victory. He accepted the amend- ?
ment. . .
Mickle. of New Jersey, moved an amend
ment that the gallery on tha right of the .
President be exclusively appropriated lortne
use ol ladies and gentlemen accompanying :
Richardson of III., desired to call the at
tention of the gentlemen from Mississippi
to the fact that if the resolution prevailed tha
delegates from the Territories ought to be ad-
muted. ' . -t
Brown Of coo rse, tbsy are included. .
Judge Borden, of Indiana, said that if ha
understood the resolution, the committee ;
might, if it was adopted, give admission to
one hundred gentlemen from the District of
Columbia. If one delegate and alternate
are to be admitted from that District,
which was entitled to, he had no objection.
The object of removing the convention from
Baltimore was to get it away from Congres
sional influence. He had been instrumental
in having it done, and he was prepared to
stand by the policy then adopted. -
Pe'.itt, of Indiana, spoke against the reso
lution, and moved to lay it upon the table.
He said that it was impracticable to clear the -galleries,
in which there were gentlemen
who had received tickets from the commit
tee. Two hundred gentlemen of the press,
he had undeistood, were seated there. Now
some of them assailed him and others.but he
was in favor of reporters, even the meanest
K. N. and Black Republican reporters in
the country, retaining the seats they had
obtained, With regard to reserving half of
the seats in the galleues for the ladies, he
would say that he was in favor of having
any one that wore pantaloons present nere,
rather than any one in petticoats. He with
derw the motion to lay the resolution on
the table, in order to hear Mr. McLain, of
the Committee of A'rangements, on the sub.
McLain, 01 iviaryiana uentieraan 01 me
Convention, I desire to say, on behalf of tha
Committee of Arrangements, that in this hall
it is absolutely impossible to seat a number
of persons greater than the number that has
been provided for. I will btate further, that
it was not the design of the Committee or
iginally to apply the galleries to the use of
the press. It was designed to seat the re
porters for the various newspapers on tho
platform on each side of the President. That
was the arrangement made for the press. -If
gentlemen will look at the platform and
consider that, in the plan of organization
now adopted, room must be made for three
Vice Presidents, and thirty-one Secretaries,
they will see that the press had as large a
space as possible devoted to their use. I
would remark that over 300 applicants were
made for tickets by gentleman, under the
style of reporters for the pres9. In very few
cases it was believed that these were efficient
reporters of the proceedings of this conven
tion. In very few cases did they profess to
be so. They simply professed to be attached
to the corps' of reporters. The Committea
of Arrangements, of which I have been re
quested to represent on this floor,, deemed it
proper that these gentleman snotiia oe aa-
mitted as reporters, ana nave seats in tne gal
leries as sucn. The Committee did not think
it ought to take the responsibility ol saying
to those gentleman who priessea to dj repor
ters of the press, that they could wot have
seats when there was a place for them. But
they understood very "Veil that it was tho
right of the Convention, when organized,
to appropriate the galleries to its own use.
It is idle to suppose that the Convention
has no such right. Rut it is the misforune
of this Convention that there is no hall in
the city ofCincinnait suitable for its accom
modation. With these views I have suggested to tha
honorable member from Mississippi, and to
the Convention, that this resolution 03 so
modified as to appropriate the gallery on the
right of the press, and the gallery on the left
to priviledged seats for gentleman from Mis
sissippi. This would enable the members
of the press to have seats, and, also, enable
the delegates and alternates and representa
tives sent here from the District of Columbia
to be accommodated likewise. I am very
sure the press wilt be willing to divide the
galleries with the Convention.
me vote was men taiien Dy states, on me
motion to lay Brown's resolution on the ta
ble, and resulted in 159 yeas, 91 nays.
It was therefore laid on the table.
THIRD DAY'S PROCEEDINGS.
MORNING SESSION—JUNE 4, 1856.
mission At 10 o'clock the Convention was
to order bv the President. Gen. Ward. The
attendance was as large 83 yesterday.
After waiting for some lime, srtewartoi
Maryland, called the attention of the Con
vention to the necessity of transacting busi
ness in its regular order, and as speedily as
possible . He supposed the report of the
Committee on Resolutions was first in or
der, and if so he would now call lor it.
Mr. Hallett, (who Dad ascennea me piat
form) I would state that the Committee is
prepared to make its report as soon aj
the Convention is ready lo receive it.
Voices Now! Now!
The President. The Convention must
come to entire order beiore tne cnairman
will proceed to read the resolutio ns.
The Convention having come to order,
Mr. Hallett, said:
1 have been instructed, as the Chairman
of the Committee on Resolutions, to report
to this Convention the platform of resolutions
which tliey have adopted, I am also instruct
ed by the Committee to say that the portion
of the resolutions which relates to Kansas
arKebtaska,andJthose propositions concern
ing the administration ot tne uenerai uov
ernment, have been adopted by the Commit
tee, with entire unanimity, every member
from every State having signified h'a per
fect acquiescence in these resolutions.
There is another and very important class of
resolutions, relating to the foreign policy
of the country. c
While these resolutions have been recoraen
ded by the committee as a portion of the
platform, concerning communication be
tween the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
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