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DAILY, par year #10 Ou
*j.Mi WiSJSKLV, (i?uMi?ked irl weekly dui iu| the hhIm
a<Coa?raaa)..... S ?u
CluU will ?? /vtnUktd M folium i
fj?e copies of lh? UAILY, for 40 ^ |
fin eopieeof lliii BKMi WfcfcKLY SO 00 I
Tta copies 01 the " - 35 00
No deduction for clabs on WKEKLY, ,
tolumd VI
The name Of BO prison will be enieied apou mu tMti, ualeae
Iks pa > at tut s< ihs tabscripuvu be uiude la aavawc.
Distant aubeenbere mty turwaid us nauey by letter, ifes paeUa*
UI wiuch will Ik! paid by us, uU all rtak by ems?t?aa la iia
?ala uaaauiiesion.
The COUNTUY I'AI'KK is published In weakly duriaf the see
lions of t'oeg-aae, and sent-weakly during the leceee.
Hubecripuons for a period lees than a yeajt will be locelred um
terms propoitioaed to Ilia above annual raloe.
Op-POBTM A8TEK8 are authorized la act ks our agents ; and
by sending us riva DAILY euheciibers, with (Ml eneiueedi ??
rm bKMl WtKKl-Y subscribers, with #?sacloMd, will be ea
tule.1 to a copy fruits.
Uuited Stales Mall*.
eon Orrtt* Difaitmixt, I
May 19, !??.
n?0f08AI.S for carrying Ihe United Stair, mails f,oni t,1(1 Hr? |
I day of July, lltfti, loth. lli.t of July, Iran, ?? lollowina
,?uie, will be received at Hie Uontract olh. e 01 Hie Foal Olttco lie
?wiuurut, in the city ol WasiiitiKiou, until it o'clock, a. m of the i
IMIi of June nell, t? b? decided tli.t next day; I
So. MJOI Pl'Mit In^lotuolia, via llri^lgrpori, 1'l.iii Held, Hellville, 1
Blllesvitle, i.reeuca. tie, Manhattan, Heel's Mill ll.it
tiiony, Ittuait Van Burnn, and Clover Land, to Terre
Haute, w nitlee and back, ait tithes a week, by aucb i
tuode ol transportation aa will include Ibe entire mall.
l.t are Indianapolis daily, eacept Sunday, at I p ui, and
Arrivv at Ten* llaute neat Uays l.y 4 n in ;
Leave 'iVrrr llaute daily, except riumluy, at H p ui, and
Arrive at tndianapolia next days by 1U a in.
Evil proposal altould be accompanied by a guarantee, a'ened by
l?o it/pouslble persona, lit the following inuiinci:
It i ? ceuuty Of ?? j Stale of ' , propose to
cdmroy Hie mall from to , on inuie No. , ffQm
IO , agreeably to tkin adTrrtlaein m of Ihe Po.tmu.ier
tli-iirral, dated May 19,1836, aud by tlie following mode of couvev
anfce, vi* i '
for the annual alirn of ? dollars.
form of guarantee.
Tba Undersigned, residing at , Stale of. , undertake
that, if Ui? foregoing bid fur currying llui mail on mule No -
be ?cc>|.t. d by the Po?im?*ler U-neml, the bidder shall, prior to t|,e
laidajr ul July, 11??, or 44 mooii ihereulur as ii.uy be, enter into the
rs<|im?d obligation to petforui tftc service proposed, with food und
KUrticteiil vureiies. *
(Signed by two guaraulors.)
Tlii? should bit nrcnmpnnied by the cortlflcaie of a poalmaster
th .1 lb? guatanlo.a are men of properly, und able to make good Hair
The undersigned, postiiionier of , stale of - certifies
under Am mMd/ oj/lre, ili;n In, in acquainted Willi Hie nbove *uur'
alitor*, and knows them to be men 01 property, and able to niake
good ilirir guarantee.
.a ? (Signed.)
May 9' Iaw4w Postmaster General.
I'Kijio.sals for .Stationery.
TKKA8CRT Dki-arthicnt, May 17, 18S6.
SKIM It A I E proposals for furnishing Hie stationery r< quired by Hit.
li.'iHiiiiiiciii Iluriog Ilie fiscal ycur ending June 30, 1857 will be
teceived until 19 o'clock, in , on Hie :?lh day of June next mid
sltuuld be accompanied by taliafaclory testimonial* of ability to liiHil
Hie contract. '
All llio ^rHelen mlut be of (be very beat quality ; fourteen samples
ol cacli article uiu.t accompany the hid. The .ample, of Hie party
to whom Ibe contract may he awarded will be paid for by Hie nepart.
meat , Ihe other, will he returned to the resp.etlve pari lea. No bid
will be considered when the articles accoiiipui.ying it are not of Hie
lic.i quality, and mined to Hie want, ol Hie department , and inle
rior, spurious, or iiu lai on artlclea will luhject me bid te rejection
at ihe pleasure ol the department. \
Ktsclt proposal luu.t be signed by the firm or individual making it
"id mu.i specify a f rice, and but one price, tor eucn and aveiy ar
ticle contained in the aelu-dule ; and, a. wilhout unifortiiity therein
Ilie depiiimcnt wou'd find it dllflcull to make a deci.ion, none will
be taken into conald-rntlon unless substantially agreeing therewith
The aitlclea required must be delivered wilhout delny when or
dned, to Hie sati.taclion ol Hie head of tbu office ordering Ibe same
The di-paituieut res rve. to iuelf tlie right of orderlni- a creaier or
less quantity ol each and every article contacted lor, ua the public
?efvice niHj require. r
puppl>lug an Inferior article nt ony time will be deemed sufficient
cause forthwith to unriul the contract.
Bonn., with approved aeeurlty, to tie given by Hie peraon or per
mits con racni g ; and in ciwe of a failuie In aupply Hie articles re
quired, Ilia contractor ami In. .un ties .ball be liuble lor Ibe forfeit
are spec lied in audi bond as liquidated damagua.
The depariuieiil ma> accept Ibe propo-ala lor all or any portion of
Hi. articlea contained therein Articlea not specified In Hie piopo
aals shall be rupoiied at Hie lower! market price, or Ihe deparuuent
aiay, at Ha discietion, purchase the same in open inirket.
Ihe ml"joined It.t specifies, aa u.arly a. now can be done, the
aiiinuiil, quality, and deacriplioii of cach of Hie kinds of atticlc.
required :
do reams folio-post, aatin, or plain linieh, faint lit ed, or plain
and trimmed, to weigh not leas than 17 lbs. per ream '
200 ream. loolM-ap, laiitt-lliicd one or moie .idea, or plain, and
trimmed, o weigh not less than I'J ,lf,. ptr ream
reams quarto post, machiiie, faint lined on oue or inora sides
or plain, par rram
?reams note paper, aiae. 8 by S and 7 by inches, plain or
luled, pi I ream
8 reama ot medium paper, for booka, per ream, plain or ruled
? do envelope i?per, siae* d8 by 91 Inches and 19 by 19
Inches, yellow or bnfT, per ream
3 teams large brawn envelop.-, per learn
29 do Moiling paper, royal, per ream
6* do copying paper (Mann's) per ream
KIO gross metallic pens, of all ktnda required, best quality, per
gross 1 "r
19 M quills, No. 8*, per M
I M do No. 7t>, per M
S!' do"? .""'"V" 'e*f P*"0"'- F"
10 do red-lead pencils, ,j0
15 do to*4 rs, ivory, 9-inch, do
3i0 do red linen tape, aFfiorted, Jo
I do poanre bocra. of (MUM*, ^
H do BKiid-boxaa. of cocoa, |q
? do wafer-stands, or boxes, cocoa, ^
17 do erasers, Hostgers k. Sons', ivory hand'ea, genuine, da
J* do penknives, Kodgers h Hons', or equal, 4 blade*, back
? a? !'?? ? handle.,genuine, par'doaeu
4 do oflire shears, 11 inches, do
4 do office scissors, d ?
11 do ink?tanrfs, rut-glanp,
M '"uwrkw""1 kl"tk' apartment to have cboiee of the
il9 bottles Ink, Mack, the department to have choice o/The'n'ia "
i 1 '^?r is tak, rid, ihe department to beve choice of The In'r
*97 kaMaa lak, red. the deparimeat to have choice of ihe^Ia^ke"
in K pint Ih,tile., " , *
i i4^ b*,V*" I"*, c PJ""?. '? P1"' bottles, do* "
1,0 wafers laffF- n*d, lor department seal, ? lliru
J"f pound* wafers, common sia?. r^il, m.bnd
... ?'?Miif' wsi, b?wi extra superfina, acarlel do
J4 do India rubber, prepared. ajrt
I7? quart. Mack And, '
W ounce, prance, ^ 1?art
170 imhiiiu. i?ine, tinea. P?-r oMnCe I
l? da co.uA, ""r""
'4"J^VV7? ^rawh!'*iT ,,",ow f,p"' nt Wlowla,
II a, ' r* ' ** 5* br ** lee bee, per hundred
II "ahng.ny, round or flat, per d< ?-a
H da elastic pen holders, A?
Hay l7-Uwt30.W?ae(
I'llIteil Mlmtra Malla.
Pow Ornc* l>*e.tTMrxT,
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rVlrofil'i? i7?,rr^",.'h* U,rt"4 f^a''he Sret
"" ?>'? of J?ly. 'M, on ihe follow,nt
p^uLIi it ' """"" ??rer??
r^hTTi ' C 7 VVa.hlngirm, unlll ? o'clock, a. m . of the
nf '??? neit, Ul M- decided the Mat day i ' '
"? l,?0l Irom Indianapoli., by f'urnberland, Philadelphia, Oreen
it. Cleveland, Charlooe.ville, Kr.ifhuiown Oe
den, Lewlavllte, fiukli.,, f.mbrldgc, Km.i n-rmmu
town, Centreville. Richmond, and New Pari,.
1 lay tan, Ohio, Il9 mile, and back, dally, eieept s<nn
nay, by such mode of transportation aa shall include
the entire mall.
'"<l'?n.pol|. dally, e.eep, Knnday. at 1* m ;
Arrive m llayion by g a m neit morning i
I eave Dayioa d lly, e??? Sunday, at 7 a m t
Arrive at Imiiennpnli. neit morning hy 1 a in.
WOTF.8. |
^ ,h't ?nnoal mm of ? dollars
rbf rna^t w.ih inl ltr.ow|edge ol the ai.Uaee *( ,h^
mn? Of ibe Insirnetlor. nnd re,ni,em,?? a?.ckeg
(8ffned.) i
. 0l?ders?gned, r^?idios at ?*?? Aini* n( a
^Xdh|%"!11"" r"">ln< ??" rsHite No --^
liii, rf lJJir rjl, ^ ' **r*1" ">? binder .ball, prior to the
Dated 0"|ned by two gnaiantora )
?he nnder.igned, poatmaster of . Htate of a. .. m
li "k" " t"?? "???i"fM-d w?h ,^rr^;;:Li"7'
P-d Ihelr ,?Ir7nTe*..,h"" l? ^ """ V'"!*'*' ?nd <o make
Maytl?14W?W ]AMR* "AM'sKCr* '
fW rostaaaater Oaoeral.
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>?tlre of Withilmwal of Lun.M In Iowa.
I ,a^;r; la^lT^ l.8* ***' a grant of
*t'UrTlon . ? J?Wf? ln sectt'ifis, to aid la th? con
l"?ed fr?mr'h,(*1" ln 9"><?s" Inatractlons have he, ?
at del. .nm<* wttaarawlnf from market, until f??her
'"???ne n??..a il ! *""* ""P* 'boee almared in the fnl
>h Z~.rs?:<;z::zirh ^ ^
"i*th' '"*? ??
sndffS Nnds north of the line between townships
i>iijH 9 e4,*, 1,1 ,w?da north of lha line b#?**en town
' *M
i.^?? .. Thou. a. HBNiminKia,
(Ul. and Star J t'onnale.ioner.
We are indebted to ths Cincinnati Huquircr for the sub
joined report:
fourth Day?Thurtday.
At ten o'clock the presideut willed the contention to or
der. The attendance of delegates was still larger, indeed,
than on the previous days.
Mr. J. W. Stevenson, of Kentucky, arose and addressed
the president.
Mr. Bayard, of Delaware, arose at the same time.
Mr. Yuleo. of Florida, called to order. The gentleman
from kentheky had the floor.
Mr. Stevenson. I am prepared, on the part of the com
mittee on credentials, to present the majority report of the
New York controversy. There was a division of the com
mittee, and I am prepared to read the report which has
been adopted by the majority, it the convention is ready
to receive it.
[" Y?s 1 Go on, go on !"] .
Mr. Stevenson, having ascended the platform, addressed
the convention as follows:
Gentlemen of the convention, before 1 proceed to read
Ulo report of the majority of the committee ou credentials,
I crave ir.dulgence for a moment, while 1 state in general
terms the principles on which that majority which 1 repre
sent have been actuated ih coming to the conclusions pre
sented in the report. We have giveu for the last forty
eight hours all that attention to this difficult subject which
it should demand at the hands of the committee ot this con
vention. We have had all the facts plnced before us, and
able arguments from the respective sections of the demo
cratic party of New York, claiming seats on this floor.
After argument and long consultation, both sections of the
democracy of that State have agreed to pledge their honor
to stand, ou the noble platform yesterday erected by this
convention. ' ,
Thev have pledged their honor and their individual ex
ertion: and with those pledges the parties they respectively
represent, that both sections will unite on that platform
and with a common seal and with common strength will
make battle for the nominee who will be selected to-day
bv this convention. The majority of the committee has
thought that by-goncs should be by-gones. It is certainly
a matter of regret that at one lime the democratic party in
New York was divided in an unfortunate, 1 must Say dis
honorable, rupturo. . ,
Hut ifait time has passed away. The committee wished
to draw a curtain over the past, to take the last two plat
forms adopted by the two sections of the democracy ot
New York, and to regard them as national with this
pledge, and the majority of the committee has accordingly
taken the vote at the last three elections as a test, and have
taken on themselves the task of uniting them in one com
^ Thfs^what"'nearly two-thirds of the committee have
deemed due, under all the circumstances, as proper to be
reported to this convention. They are ready to draw a
curtain over the past, and look to the democracy ot New
York in the future.
ILoud applause.] . ?
Mr. Stevenson then read the majority repert on creden
Whereas the delegation from the State of New 'S ork
represented by the Hon. Horatio Seymour are a regular y
organi/.ed portion of the democratic party ot said State ,.
and whereas the delegation from said State represented by
the Hon. Samuel Beards ley, ?lso represent an organised
i ortion of the democracy of said State; and whereas said
delegations have voluntarily pledged themselves to abide
by the decision and support both the nominees of the Na
tional Democratic Convention now in session, and the
platform of principles adopted t Therefore,
Ueiolved, That it is the duty of the entire democracy or
New York to unite; and, as a beginning of that union,
that the two delegations from that State be now consoli
dated. 4 r xr
lletolvtd, That that portion of the democracy or New
York represented by the delegation of which the
ratio Seymour is chairman are entitled, on the scOrc ot
numbers, to forty-four 'delegates, and that portion of the
democracy represented by the delegations of which th(
Hon. Samuel lteardsley is chairman is entitled, on the scors
of numbers, to twenty-si* delegates in said convention,
and that said delegation be admitted in proportion afore
said to seats in the convention, the persons so to be ?dmi -
ted to be designated by the respective delegations, and that, (
in ?>tinting .Tie vole of the State of New York in the con-1
renlion, the minority shall not be subject to the tr^^y
without their consent, |
KwU'ta. That the delegation from Sett i (irk, when ad
mitted, be permitted to re.-*H thvfr tdtfea bfcoti toe resolu
tions adopted vwtefdity by the convention.
Hon. James A. Bayard, of Delaware. Mr. President,
as a member of the committee on credential*, and chair
man of that committee, I, in common, with other of my
colleagues, dissent from the t-ep^rt of the majority of the
committee just read : and it become* my 4utr to nobmlt a
mineritv rrjWrt, losing with a recommendation which ex
presses ihe views wc entertain. In order to do entire jus
tice to these offered to me, 1 will say that there is but one
difference between us. We were hoth antiod* to throw
the curtain over the Past The d.lTeienrV w'
that the minority Whsldet tbkt ss these t*o riVal set lions
of the democratic partj in New York were, at the time
they broke iuto separate organisations, almost exactly
equal In the popular vote, that we bad no right to treat
either of them as seceders, but are bound to treat them
both as organic sections, and put them on an equality,
f Great applause.]
We were just as anxious to throw a curtain over the past
as the majority could be; and, if we have been forced to
the necessity of giving our ??a?ons for dissenting to the
report adopted bv a ma]orltT of the committee aa wrong, 1
think the fault reals net with tts. 1 proceed now to read the
report, which Is as follows:
minority aaroRT or ths commit?'* o* omdihtiai*
The minority af the committee on credentials, consisting
of the representatives on that committee from the nl?te> of
Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Indiana,
Maine, Wisconsin, Hew Jersey, and California, beg leave to
submit the following report:
The committee assembled at 11 O clock, a. m , on the 3d
inst, during the session of the convention, by its permis
sion. and proceeded to hear the contesting delegations from
the State of New York, representing what are commonly
nailed the hard and soft sections of the democratic party
in that Stats. ... . _ ,.
Each delegation was represented before the convention
by its executive committee, and its managers on the part
of the bards were Samuel Beardsloy and David L. Seymour,
and on that of the softs lloeatio Seymour and 1/orenr.o.It,
Sbeppard. Both delegations were Hilly heard, and the
hearing closed about 8 o'clock, p. m.
In the interchange of opinions which subsequently took
place it became manifest that there were decided variances
of opinion between the members of the committee, Several
propositions were submitted, and the discission Wore tin
committee continued until near midnight, and was re
sumed on the morning of the lib, and continued until ten
o'clock, p. m. Of several propositions submitted, only three
is It deemed material to notice.
A proposition was submitted by ths representative from
Indiana to detlare the bard delegation entitled to their
peats, which he subsequently withdrew, on the ground or
concision, with a view to tbo substitution of a propor
tion Informally submitted by the representative from Del
aware, which was intended to harmonise, if possible, the
differences existing among the democratic party or >cw
^ "a* proposition wss also iaformally submitted by the
representative from Kentucky, which in its preamble de
clared the softs to be the regular organization of the Hew
York democracy, and proposed to settle the disputes be
tween the contesting parties on the basis of the average
vote obtained by the two sections respectively in the years
18&3, 1854, and 1855. , , .
After the withdrawal of the representation from Indiana
of his original motion to admit the bard delegation to
seats in the convention to the exclusion of the softs, the
representative from Missouri moved the adoption of the
resolution informally submitted by the member from Ken
Tt^ representative from Indiana then moved the propo
sition informally submittal bv the member from Delaware
as a substitute, which Is as follows: _
Whereas the democratic parly of New \ ork from
causes which it is unnecessary to analyse here, for several
years poet have been divided into two sections, acting on
some occasions in conccrt, and oa others Severn* their
organizations: . ,
And whereas in the principles professed and declared
In the resolutions adopted by one section of the party 10
August. 185r.( in the Stale convention by which the dele
gation from that section olaiming seats in the National t/on
ventiou were adopted, and in the principles professed and
declared in the resolutions adopted by the other section in ,
January, 183i>, at the special convention by which the
other delegation also clsiming seata were appointed, the
flommitteo are unable to dis'-ow afly differenre so fur as
relates to national questions; and being of opinion that I
neither of (aid contesting delegation* represent siugly the
entire dumocriicy of New York : now, therefore,
Resolved, That the chairman be directed to inform the
executive committee of each contesting delegation that the
committee will recouimeud the rejection of both delega
tions by the National Convention, unless, waiving minor ,
differences for the dake of hftftdoftv aid for the suceow of
the democratic party, each of said delegations shall select!
and report to tbe committee thirty-five delegates to act
with the like number from tbe other delegation no repre
sentative* of tbe democracy of New York in the National
The proposed substitute was rejecUd by the vote of nine
teen Slates, to wit: New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachu
setts, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama,
Mississippi, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri,
Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, Florida, Iowa, and Uliode
Island in the negative, against eleven votes iu its favor by
the representatives from Maine, Connecticut, New Jersey,
Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Indiana, Louisiana,
Texas, Wisconsin, and California.
The resolutions submitted by the representative of Ken
tucky were then adopted by tbe votes of the same nineteen
States in the affirmative against the votes of the same eleven
States in the negative, lu taking the vote on these reso
lutions tbe preamble was excluded; but, after the adoption
of the resolution, the preamble declaring the suits to be
the regular organizai ion was adopted by the vote of six
teen States in tbe affirmative against thirteen iu the nega
tive?the States of Alabama and Arkaflsas voting in the
negative, with the eleven StateB wlilch had previously vot6d
against tbe resolutions.
A sub-committee wfts then appointed to ascertain the
votes to which each section would lie entitled, and the com
mittee adjourned to meet at eight o'clock.
When the committee again assembled, certain tabular
statements and printed papers and documents, showing the
votes polled in the State of New York, were submitted on
the part of the softs by Mr. Seymour, and a written state
ment, stating tbe objections to ascertaining from these votes
the relative strength of the two sections, was submitted on !
the part of the hards by Mr. Reardsley.
A motion was then made by the representative from Illi
nois to reconsider the preamble and resolutions adopted by
a majority of the committee in the morning; which motion
was carried. The same representative then submitted a
preamble and resolutions, which appear in the report of
the majority of the committee, and which were adopted by
the votes of the same States (which bad adopted in the
morning the resolutions offered by the representative from
Kentucky) in the affirmative, against eight States in the
negative, to wit: Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware,
Maryland, Indiana, Louisiana, and Wisconsin ; the repre
sentatives of New Jersey and Texas declined voting, and
the representative from California was absent.
The undersigned are unable to perceive any substantial
difference between the preamble und resolutions adopted
by the committee in the morning, and rescinded in the
evening, and those which were adopted as a substitute,
and appear in tbe report of the committee.
In the preamble to tbo resolutions first adopted, the al
leged fact of the softs being the regular organization of the
New York democracy, is somewhut more decisively stated,
but in neither of the preambles is it admitted that the hards
are a regular organization of democrats. The basis of set
tlement is substantially the same in both sets of resolutions, i
the difference being that the first resolution adopted as
offered by tbe representative from Kentucky contemplated
a calculation founded ou the polls of the State of New
York in 185(1, 1854, and 1856, and the resolution finally
adopted, whilst it preserves the irregularity in the number
of delegates allowed to the two sections, fixes the number
at forty-four delegates for the softs and twenty-six for the
hards, founded in onr estimate of the average vote of the
two section* in the years mentioned.
The committee then adjourned to half-past eight o'clock,
a. m., on the first Instant, having appointed a sub-commit
tee to carry into effect the resolutions It bad adopted.
The undersigned conccive it due to their otVn action to
state the general grounds on which It was based. It nj>
peared bv the evidence submitted to tho committee, and,
indeed, is a matter of political history, that, after the
treacherous abandonment of the democratic party in 1818
by those who entertained free-soil opinions, a union was
effected iu 1843 between tbe hunkers and barnburners,
(which had been the names prctiously borne bv tho two
sections Into which the democratic party ?f New York wis
divided,) and the party continued nnited in its organiza
tions until 1853; but the terms hards and softs had come
into use before tho dlsrupture in 1853. as designating, un
der the former, that portion of tbe old hnn.kcr party who j
were disinclined to the union f(Tict*4 In l(t<9, but yielded |
to It In the hope of fillure accoru incc in opiflton on ail na
tional questions; and the latter to that portion of the
hnnker^ wB0 more decidedly favored the reunion, to
gether with tbe barnburners who were recalled into
the democratic yaftjr -of Jfew York bjr that nnion.
The eiaci causes which led to I tie separate drgat'ira
tioas in 1853 rest much in opinion, and in that of the
undersigned the disruption between hards and softs is
more attributable to dissonance of sentiment in relation to
the Wilmot proviso and other kindred questions connect
ed with the authority of Congress in reference to the In-,
stitution of slavery asd tbe propriety of its elegise than I
to any other cause. There *er? doubtless t>ttier Plate or1
local questions which contribute^ to widen tec breach
but the evidence before the committee as to the regularity
of action of tbe two sections in reference to the severance
of organization which took place in Septeml er, 1853, was
not) in thk nplHlUn *f the "n?tersl?rned,,sufficient to enable
them to apply to either section the designation of tbe rt"g- 1
ular democracy as contrasted with the seceding portion of
the party. The strongest evidence that the Tiards could
not Ite justly considered a seceding faction is derived from
the fact tbat their actual aggregate vote at the election ,
held in 1B63 amounted to 1*5,500, and tbat of the softs to
OH,097. A vote so nearly equal could not, in the opinion
of the undersigned, have been received from the democrats !
of New York bv a mere seceding faction. Chu*idcrtng all:
the evidence before die commit lee. We ahivfu at Ibe ion |
elusion that two distinct sections of the democratic party
of New York, of nearly equal numbers, were organ lied]
iu 1853, and that to neither could tbe term of regular or-1
ganitntioa be, with propriety, exclusively Applied. This
would Have been ohr opinion had we been called upon to
decide the question of regularity immediately after the 1
election of 1853; but in the following year the Nebraska |
bill was passed, and tbe principle of non-interference by ,
Congress with slavery in state and Territory became a test
qneetion with tbe democrats of the Union. In tbe elec
tions of 1854 tbe excitement arising out of tbe passage of'
that bill, and the principle involved in it, defeated tbe
democrats in many States in which they had previously
large majorities, and placed the party In a minority in the
House of Representatives of the thirty-fourlh Congress.
In reference to this qneetion of non-interference with
slarery. which became a cardinal principle with tbe na
tional democrats, and which has been expressly recognised
as an essential principle of party faltb by th< prevent Na
tional Convention, If we revert to the action of tW two sec
tions of the New York democracy In August, 1855, we
should have to pronounce without reference to any ques
tion of regularity in tbe disruption in 1853, that the hard*
constituted the national democracy, and the softs th? fr*+~
soil democracy of New York.
11io evis'epce of the democratic partv of the Union, If
not that of the tjnion itself, became dependent upon tbe
establishnient of the principle of non-interference, and in
this state of things the hards held their State convention
at Svractise on the 23d day of Augnst, 1R45, and the fal
lowing resolutions constitute their platform in relation to
national Questions:
Rttohrl, That the national democratic party of New
York hereby reassert their ndherenco and devotion to the
principles of the national democracy and of the constitu
tion ; that they adhere to and sustnin, in theory and prac
tice, tbe resolutions of the democratic party of the Union ;
they resdopt them with hearty good will, believing that
time and experience have demonstrated their purity ami
soundness, and the necessity for a strict adherens thereto.
Retolved, Tbat the lessons of the fathers of democracy
teach frugality and econony in the administration of pub
lic affairs, and that we adhere to them as enduring articles
of democratic faith,
Reiolmi, The we insert as an article of onr creed upon
tbe well-established doctrine of State rights, of a strict
construction of the constitution, and the principle of non
intervention upon all 4ome<-tic State questions, and that
the jttace and quiet of the country demand that it ahould
be left to tbe people of the Territories, as It pertains to the
people of the States, to determine for themsel ves all local
questions?including the subject of slavery?to the end
that a subject so disturbing in its nature and influence may
be wholly excluded from the action of the government of
tbe Union; and that, in furtherance of these principles, we
give our unqualified adherence to the Nebraska hill, and
oppose any effort to re-establish the Missouri prohibition.
Rnolvrd, That the national democracy Is opposed to all
jecret political societies, and that, the nrst principles of a
| free government demand open and unrestricted discussion
| in ail matters of public concern ; that ths guarantees of
I freedom, of religions faith, and worship, contained in our
State and federal constitutions, lie at the foundation of
our national liberties and prosperity: that any attempt to
abridge the privileges now granted to aliens of becoming
citizens and owners of the Mil among tis, or to affect tbe
rights of adapted cltlxlhs to a full and equal participation
in governmental affairs as defined by tbe constitution, ought
? 1 ?" ? ^
I in.m.fT^d 1",tt"u*ouUilicil1to the Kooiut Of rej'ublioM
! ' r,?J ,hat we> ?" democrats, mog??' a. evl.
?222^L2l fi?^mTt "? (li,,tinclif>" * birth orreli
glous tre.d, believing it is the mission of democracy to
n|Ur^m*"it"'U l',e P"**' of civil and re
' itfiu Hutilii ai| 10. u^old enforce the constitution
I iulto .ubl.ine p. I,k ,|jh b of justice and equality.
(heir l?LTf'0e .t0DVent,"n t6e delegate* were appointed ou
tico " nt,W 1 lm W*tB the ,'ational "ouveu
(Vn! ll?,',0htic*1 'alth * f"r,y taa only be fairly deduced
^principle* preferred a lid fiWur** recognised and
a iTtWf " "*< tioM> w hetliel Slrtl? uational;
n nn, .rt f r0UJ ,he WC0rt?r??> of tire principle*, aj an
nounced in their resolutioug, with the creed of the national
democracy, mu?t the right* of either hard., or Bofta, to be
wteeuitd national democrat!, and untitled to beats iu a Na
tioual Convention, l>e determined.
tll' u? ^'utiousofthe hards, uuder which they went into
he .ata ekc iou in 1895, need 110 comment, and vindicate
the party fidelity of that section 10 the national cj
2<Jth'of'ZT""" ?f ,hleS?r,S 1Vrt9 he,d at ^vracus.. on the
r 1 i' mo""1 o' August. The two (oliowine
kabh f lhttt (ot,vt",i"" too uurul.it,'
f^?11 wnUtnenUin the
<* j?*""on *? ?MJ denied or evaded :
fHlihfnrfc ^kTlU4t' w.!"i0 llle dem0('r??-y of thiH Slate will
aud numtafu^l^h compromise* of the constitution,
de m .i- " ,reBerved rights of the Stales, they
, Wopriate occasion to declare their fixed
'B , t. tJt(eUalotl of into free territory. I
HtMolveJ, 1 hat we regard ibo organization of bands of
armed borderers and their admission into the Territory of
Kansas not aa bona fldt settlers, but for the forcible subver
tion of the " ?r ? If**1 ^tor., not only as .! viola.
n of the peace of the Union and the rights of the com
iniinity assailed but as distinctly subversive of tile i.iieni
of Congress, as declared iu the bill organising the said 'IVr
r ones to hare the people perfectly free to form aud regu
"rr? doi,le3tlt institutions In their own way, sub
ject only to the constitution of the United States; and tbat
all power of the federal and territorial governments should
be exerted to redress these outrjges and vindicitte the
rights of the people thereof." lne
\\ .th these resolutions, so entirely opposed to the de
mocracy of the Union, the solts went into the election of
thJnV"? '!8 a l"irty organization, be considered as !
then contending tor the principles they prolessed. If the I
delegatesiof the solts had been appointed at that conven
Umtinn'T / ?. 1 f? l')e ?l'i,jion ot' th'8 National Con
10 decide without argument whether a delegation
J! /,. !4 r, " pftrt^ ,lnnouncing such a political creed
ould have been entitled to admission. Had no change
Ukeo place in the party creed of the soft section of the de
mocracy, subsequent to August, 1855, it is scarcely to be
Imouil that,lh,e ('olllmittee on credentials must haveunan
vention rej elai,n to 8eaU in tbu National Con
The State central committee of the soft section called a
special convention, however, in the month of January,
1850, at which the soft delegates, now claiming seats, were
appointed and it is freely admitted by the undersigned that
the resolutions adopted by that special convention accord
.?rfv ?i substantially with the creed of the democratic
? t |{*rou?hou' the Union. Nor are we disposed to dis
id?,1 lf.",Cer.lty. WUh. Whicb Ulofle solutions were
dopltd, although, beyond all question, the political plat
Hnn' ?/.L L? 1 ork sofe-118 established Iu the oonven
t, 0 ^ '1.0 29'h of August, 1S5R, was entirely altered by
vent^nn h m i? 1 rcsol,,t,ons adopted by the si>ecial con
rent!on held in January last.
Under this last profession of political faith, made une
quivocally by the softs for the first time in January, their
principles 011 national questions connected with slavery
n?6 nWi,h tho6C ?' the harj8. un<1 of 'he dl
mocwy of the Union; and conceding that the change
of platform was made in good faith, the undersigned were
perfectly will ng to recognise the soft, in the principles
the^T??TriSS&a17 M ua,ional dt:macri,i ftced from
theurlse8.,he difference of opinion between
lie majority and minority of the committer. The former
li?vnypn what we consider insufficient evident*, deter
muuVthe soft is the regular otgauiiiation of the New Vork
democracy since the disruption of 1853, and, disregarding
*Ti" ? ^tween their avowed piifieiplea
and the national party creed so late as 1855, they assume
fo; rrmi.r*ir'P- 'he relative ^meri~
strength of the hards and soft., for the purpose of adjust,
log the number of delegates to which each se-.tion is
equitably entitled, the vote cast in favor of the softs in No
vember, 1855, under a free-soil platform as against the
stunLtr tot> ??M ">/avor of the hards at the same election
under a DHtional pi&uornl.
No election having intervened since the soft ?ec(iofi l?a? I
placed 't*l'm a proper position on national question)., the 1
of r "y* */ >,uUlD? ?n end to the severance
Orpani^atpon, and rMtoring harmony, proposed to '
place the two sections 01 lie of ,iir York on
an equal footing, without a word tending ttf frrtminate
m!.r. I^."0.n : ?ny error to which either
might have t<?*n betrayed; and. as their declared princi
17 h ?ow beeome coincide!^ to induce them, under the
peualu of rejection from the councils of their brethren, to
???*. their (Wnsioos ?nd feuds, and form a ? ?rdial union
*hfcli worfld ten/t to their ttwn future political sur-es?'
Xn.'h e'Ukbl"brt*rt of thf Mlnciples they prl^To
It may be conceded that the basis assumed bj the rn*
\?rT,Xli f'iuitab'e yiiustment would have been correCl,
prlnc plee avowed by the ?ofu In Angust, 1855, bad
been ? national ai th? ? ,h. hards; bit to punish a
SG'ffiS P<iMy f?r I?*lotainin?"he principles
witli hdelitj at th? eipctise of diminished rot??( afifl 19 r+
wju-d with lnrreased powirr a soctiou which faltered Id it?
b/. *? filtering increased its numerical
strength is not eqnity, but is a deviation fiom true poller
and an abandonment of all justice. '
nf !Lr'i*in'' f0r ,be Convention to decide which
ortttt t?o rec^mmeadatlon* submitleil to it is the wis? r I
the more conciliatory, afld the more equitable. Whether!
equality, without condemnation of either section, will not
more probably produce harmony that a judgment of eon
damnation for Irr.gularity and secession against that sec I
lion ?hich nettr faltered In the assertion of its national
principles. altliouRh it* numerical strength was thereby
diminished, and a judgment of approval in favor of (hat
section which, in one of the darkest hours of the national
,,{?1"Ulne,1 't? numerical strength by arraying
Itself on iU t.latform against the cherUhrd and essential
principle of non-interference with slavery In Sute or Ter
I rtcorjr.
The undersigned, therefore, respectfully recommend the
adoption of the following :
j tirtohtd That I he two delegations from New York be
authorised to select each thirty-Are delegate*, and that
the seventy delegate* thns selected be admitted as the del
egation of the two sections of the New York democracy to
this convenuon, and that they be allowed one hour to re
port their selection*; the two delegations to rote sepa
rately, each to be entitled to seventeen votes, the remain
mg vote of this Slate to be ca*t alternately by the two
delegations, the softs ratting it the fir?t time.
After reading the report, Mr. Havard said:
I would state in justice to my friend from New Jersey,
1. *non-J w^o is on? or the committee on credentials,
I that have received a note from him, stating that, although
lie declined to vote on the adoption of the resolution last
evening by the majorily,be still retained permission
to record Ins vote, and has done so in the negative and
; K therefore, stands with the minority as he originally
j Mr. President, one word more. I do not desire to di?
lhis U'lestion. 1 will not advert to the fact* stated in
our report, and if the members of this convention will do
Th' i r i f* 1? r*^'1 !t th*J wi" ***" th*? the resolution
which I introduced informally has not one word rejecting
v"YnlJ e',h'r "?ction of the democratic party
?i ' *7 .i?r " dr0P* the curtain over the past, and put*
| them both on an equality ; and if it is adopted, it will ex
- elude from that Slate everything like future contention, un
: lew ihey are both utterly unreasonable.
? e artnme that both sec tion* are equal in number, and
we put them I>oth on an equal footing, because, and for
that reason alone, since the !lth of January, 18'.6, the softs
, have for the first time become the representatives of na
( tional sentiment* coincident with the hards and with the
national democracy of the country - sentiment* that wera
yesterday reiterated and reaffirmed in our platform.
' i T.hl!' diff*reao? between the minority and the ma
ti *??nnit,? tbe minority, were unwilling
to place the hards in a position of inferiority, founded on
I?*' "Z"1 P*rtl.T ?fferled by tbe national prin
ctpies which the hards maintained, and let the softs take
the advantage of the vote they polled in 1855, when their
principles were directly antagonistic*! with those of the
democratic party.
We thought it best to waive all thin, put both section*
I jf /,,.lual'|y, *nd let them stand before the convention
| divided iu such a manner that It would be equitable and
ft w ? H.'leJl . the convention approve this report,
ijr.i. * ' br reo?Kn>*in?( neither exclusively
and showing no preference between them, to force them
into mutual concessions; and we may sipoct bsreafler to
j reap all the advantage which a union between these two
! w*ctiona in their ?Stat#? will n#,
1 for^he *::!%' After watting two day*
for the New York delegation* to settle their difference*, I
think we ?re not called opoa to delay further iu order to
pure an extended debute upon the subject. Therefore, giv- i
ng tue bards the advantage of a long and labored report
bich has been read, 1 now, in order that a decision may
oe come to and we proceed to the business we were sent
u ^ PWHwin, move the previous question
Mr. Richardson, of Illinois, said that he did not wish to
nave New *ork politics t arried into Illinois, but. if the rs
1in? w"a !w,0?,tedt be would be compelled,
tn Illinois this tall, lo explain and defend that action. He
m l,lle Cl?"ve"llou wtw about to umrry these
jwrtus, It would be better not to proceed to call in ques
tion their previous reputation.
(,M,h,\mnIOn ?Jreriou? <l"e?tiou, which bad been
temporarily withdrawn, was reuewed.
Mr. McLane, of Maryland, roae to order, and submitted
to^tiimn.r.l 1 ?""" Mae**cbtuett^ '""1 not the power
to dtuiund the previons question upon the majority report.
I he quntiVu before the couventigu Wid not 'be report, but
the two resolutions ; and the resolution of Mr. Bayard ol
flr'at7X'n "" ttmeudlbo r?te on that must' be
Air. Meade, of Virginia, concurred In this view, and he
had before risen to say so. As the resolution of Mr. Hay
question voted "P0D' he would movu previous
The convention sustained the call for the previous ques
tion, aud affirmed that the main question should now be
put, hist being the minority resolution of Mr. Havard of
Delaware. '
Pending the call of the roll, Mr. Robinson, of Indiana
moved to lay the whole subject on the table.
The President entertained the motion, it bciuif to lav the
whole subject upon the table.
The vote being taken on this motion by States, resulted
as follows:
Ayes-Mas^chusetls, 2; New Jersey, 3; South Carolina,
knnsas '5^44 6' ' '' Ke"tUl:/' 7 ' 13; Ar
Nays?Maine, flj New Hampshire, 5 ; Vermont, 5 Mas
sachusetts, 11; Rhode Island, 4; Connecticut, 0 j N.,w Jer
2,7i 3; Maryland, 8; V.c
giniu, 15, North Carolina, 10; Georgia, 10; Alabama !)?
Mississippi^; Ohio, 22!; Kentucky, 5 ; Tennessee, 5; Illi
nois, 1 ; Missouri, 0; Michigan, 0; Florida, 3; Texas 4
lowa, 4; Wisconsin, 5 ; California, 4?214.
ilie motion being lost, the question came up on the
adoption of the minority resolution of the committee on
credentials, reported by Mr. Bayard. The votu being called
by States, resulted as follows:
Ayes?Maine, 6; Massachusetts, 3; Rhode bland, 1 ?
Connecticut, (j; New Jersey, 0; Pennsylvania, 27 ; Dela
ware, .J; Maryland, 0; Virginia, 15; Georgia, 4; Ohio, 10;
Kentucky, b: Tennessee, 10; Indiana, 13; Missouri, C; Ar
kansas, 2 ? Texas, 4 ; Wisconsin, 5; California, 4?137.
^*77 ?"1C',2.' ?Nevv Hampshire, 5; Vermont, 5; Mas
sachusetts, 10; Rhode Island, 3; New Jersey, 1; Maryland
-1 North Carolina, 10; South Carolina, 8; Georgia, C
Alabama, 0; Mississippi, 1; Louisiana. 6 ; Ohio, 13 ; Ken
lucky, 6; Ten iesa?e, 2; Illinois, 11; Missouri, 3; Arkan
sag, J; Michigan, 6; l iorida, 3; Jowh, 4?128.
1 Prffident proclaimed the resolution of the minority
reported by Mr. Bayard, as adopted.
Mr- Preston, of Kentucky, moved to reconsider this rote
and that the motion lay on the table: adopted.
The question was then put on the adoption of the mi
nority resolution, and carried.
Mr. Preston moved to reconsider this vote, and that the
motion lie on the table: adopted.
Mr. Preston moved that a committee of seven of the
convention be appointed to wait upon the New York dele
ft <;?Vn,d inf"rm of the decision of the convention
Mr. Butler, of Massachusetts, called attention to the vote
as being larger than the whole legal voteof the convention.
XCO,T,?aS order?d| but no error was discovered.
The Chair announced the following as the committee to
wait on the New \ ork delegation aud acquaint them with
the decision of the convention :
Preston of Kentucky, Butler, of Massachusetts, Rlchard
'"'I0'8' ('arclncr of Georgia, Meade of Virginia,
W icklifle of Kentucky, Pickens of South Carolina.
tlon ?rge UcCOOk'0t ?hi0' Uloved ,bo fo"o"-'ng resolu
Rnohtd, That two o'clock, p. m., this day, thU conven
tion will proceed, by a call of the States, to nominate
candidate lor the presidency.
On motion, the convention then took a recess until two
o clock, p. m.
Mr. Preston, of Kentucky, reported from therommiffse
to acqfirtfrit the New York delegations of the decision of
the convention in the W?w York contest, that the commit
tee had performed their duty, itnd that the contesting dele
gations had declared their acquiescence Id tbs decision, and
woMd be prepared to compljr * ith it He also stated that
the delegation headed by Mr. Ibrardsley had banded !n their
list of delegates. The other delegation had not reported.
Mr. Hatch, of I Louisiana, as a privileged question, begged
that a report which be had made as a minority of the com
rhittje on credentials might be received, read, and entered
on th# fttord. This motion prevailed. The following is
the report: *
The Louisiana delegation auk the rmanlmons consent of
the convention to place the following explanation on the
The delegate from Louisiana on the committee on cre
dentials had prepared a report in addition to the majority
and minority rej orti, iniflodylug the views of said drleua
?t?n, wbfch report Is herewith annexed.
Failing ftr Wifg ?airf report to the nrrtlce of the conven
tion, and having voted <o table the whole stibpict-matter
as presented by both reports, the Louisiana delegation
voted against the minority report, intending also to vole
?g-tr?st the majority report, both being contrary to the r?.
port, as agr. ed upon by said delegation.
The following is the report wbove alluded to:
The undersigned, a member of the rofnmitte? on creden
tials, to whom was referred the matter of contestation be
tween the two sets of delegates claiming to repreeetlf the
democracy of the State of New York, bavmg examined
the credentials by which they were, respectively, appoint
ed, and the same being in conformity to democratic usage,
h? it unable to concur In the report of the majoritv be
I'fting that nil qtiMtions of thin nature should be settled
by the democracy of the respective Miafs in which they
arise, and therefore are not a proprr subject for the action I
of a National Convention, begs leave respectfully to sub- I
mit the following resolution :
Knot red, That the seats of the New York delegates be
and tbey are hereby, declared vacant until the contestants
shall adjust between themselves the matter or dlflVrencs.
r. H. HATCH,
From the Committee on Credentials.
Mr Inge, of California, moved that the resolution rela
tlve to the establishment of a public road across our terri
tory be reconsidered.
Mr. Thompson, of Mississippi, insisted that the motion
was not in order ; that by the decision of the convention
this morning the order ?5f the hour was to ballot for tb?"
The President so decided.
Mr. Oallehan. of Pennsylvania, arose to a privileged
question. The New York delegation had been admitted,
but they had not yet signified their acquiescence in the
platform, and they ought to be required to do so. fAp
plause. Yes, yes.j \
Mr. Meade said that the committed on credentials hsd
omitted to include this as a requirement of the New York
Mr. Inge, of Callfbrnia, moved to snspend the rule in
order to reconsider the resolution relative to the public
road, and called for the vote by States.
The vote wss 121 ayes, 17ft noes. New York voting.
When the rot? of New York was called there was loud ap
plause, the Tote being annonn'-ed by Mr Beardsely for the
hards, and Mr. I.ndlow for the softs, both voting in favor
of suspending the rules.
Me**rs. licardsley and Ludlow, on behalf of the New
Vork delegations, declared, the acquiescence of the New
York delegations in the platform which had been adopted
by the convention.
The venerable Jndge B?ardsler, representing the hards,
when be proclaimed the vote of his delegation, eiclaimed
"The naiional democracy of New York votes aye."
Mr. Ludlow, speaking for the softs, announced the vote
of his delegation as that of "the democracy of New York
Mr Ludlow, alluding lo the conciliatory spirit which had
influenoed the convention in Its action on tbe question so
happily adjusted, asked that, in the same spirit, the con
vention would not suffer some seventy good democrats
who bad been sent here as delegates, to wander through
the streets of Cincinnati without permission to enter tb?
fCries of "Not" "Nor and general dissatisfaction 1
The President decided that the gentleman was out of
The Chair then announced that the order of the hoar
was the vote on the nomination for presidency. |
H. Kidder Meade, of Virginia. I am charged by my
delegation with the doty of presenting to this convention,
as a candidate for the presidency, the name of that honest
ftnd eminent statesman, James Buchanan. [Great applause.)
Ilsnry Hibbard, of New Hampshire. ? In the name of the
democracy of New Hampshire. I present the name of Frank
lin Pierce, f Applause]
Mr. Inge, of California. I am unanimously instructed
hy tbe delegation from California to pnt in nomination the
great champion of American progress, Lcwii Cam, of Mich
igan. [Applause.]
Mr. llichardson. I nominate Stephen A. Douglas, of
Illinois, for the uoiuiuatlou for tiie presidency. [I iuiuen*?
applause. J
Mr. Inge. I nominate Lewis Cats, of Michigan.
Firit ballot.
Buchanan. Pierce. Douglas.
Maiue 5 3 ?
New Hampshire.......... 5 5
Vermont _ a _
Massachusetts 4 9 _
Uhode Island 4 _
Connecticut- a
New York 17 (hards) 18 (softs) ?
New Jersey 7 ? _
Pennsylvania 27 ? ?
Delaware. 3 ? __
Muryluud 6 2
Virginia. 15 _ _
North Carolina ?? 10
Alabama 9 ?
Mississippi ? 7 _
Louisiana 0 _ __
Ohio 13J 4$ 4
Kentucky 4 5 3
Tennessee ? |jj _
Indiana 13 _
Illinois _ j|
Missouri _
Arkansas...., _ 4
Michigan 6 ? ?
Florida _ 3
Texas 4
Wisconsin 3 2
Total 135 J 122J it.l
California vottd four votes for Cass, and Ohio gav? ??
vote for Ca6S?making five for Cass.
Second Ballot.
On the second ballot the only changes were in the Tote
of New \ ork, which gave 18 for Buchanan and 17 for
Fierce; in Kentucky, 5 for Buchanan, 4 Pierce, 3 Douglas;
Iowa, 2 lor Buchanan, 2 Douglas; Ohio, 13 for Buchanan,
1 lerce, -11 Douglas, 2 Cass?making the total vote: Bu?
chanau 139, Picrce 119$, Douglas 31 J, Cass 6.
Third Ballot.
In this ballot New York gave 18 for Pierce, 17 for Bu
chanan; Kentucky, 4 for Pierce, 4 for Buchanan, 5 for
Douglas; Wisconsin, 5 for Buchanan ; Ohio, 13* for Bu
chanan, 5 for Douglas, 1$ for Cass. These were the only
Total?Buchanan 139$, Pierce 119, Douglas 32, Can 5}.
fourth Ballot
At this ballot New Yodt gave 18 for Buchanan, 17 for
i lerce; Ohio, 13$ for Buchanan, 5 for Douglas, 34 for
Pierce, 1$ for Cuss ; Kentucky, 5 for Bucliansu, 4 for Pierce,
and 3 for Douglas.
Total vote?Buchanan 141 J, Pierce 119, Douglas 30,
Cass 5.
Fifth Ballot.
Massacbusetu, 5 for Buchanan, 8 for Pierce ; New York,
17 for Buchanan, 18 for Pierce ; Ohio, 13$ for Buchanan, 5
for Douglas, 3 for Pierce, 1$ forCass; Kentucky, 3$ for Bu
chanan, 4$ for Pierce, 4 for Douglas.
Total vote?Buchanan 140, Pierce 119}, Douglas 31,
Cass 3 J. ' ^ '
Sixth Ballot.
At this ballot New York gave 18 for Buchanan, 17 for
Pierce; Ohio, 13$ for Buchanan, 5 for Douglas, 3 for Pierce,
1 for Cass; Kentucky, 5$ for Buchanan, 5$ for Pierce, 1$
for Douglas; Tennessee, 12 for Buchanan. [Loud ap
Total?Buchanan 155, Pierce 107J, Douglas 28, Oass 5$.
Buchanan gained 15 votes on the preceding ballot.
Seventh Ballot.
New York voted 17 for Buchanan, 18 for Pierre; Ohio,
13 for Buchanan, 4 for Pierce, 4A for Douglas, 1} for Cass;
Tennessee, 12 for Douglas, [applause;] Arkansas, 4 for
Douglas; Massachusetts, 6 tor Buchanan, 7 for Pierce;
Georgia, 3 for Buchanan, 7 for Douglas.
Total?Buchanan 143$, Pierce 89, Douglas 58, Oast 5$.
Eiyhth Ballot
Maine, Buchanan 6, Pierce 2; New York, Buchanaa 18,
Pierce 17; Kentucky, Buchanan 5$, Douglas 6$.
Total, Buchanan 147$, Pierce 87, Douglas 56, Cast 5$.
Mr. Ynlee, of Florida. A night's reflection would enable
us to tome to a decision ; I, therefore, move to adjourn.
"No I No 1" Tbe motion, being put, was lost by a large
majority, and the convention proceeded to the
Xinlh Ballot.
New York, Buchanan 17, Pierce 18; Maryland, Buchan
an 7, Fierce 1; Ohio, Buchanan 13, Pierce 4, Douglas 3,
Cass 3; Kentucky, Buchanan 4, Douglas 8.
Total, Buchanan 140, Pierce 87, Douglas 66, Cast 7.
Tenth Ballot.
New York, Buchanan 18, Pierce 17; Ohio, Buchanan
13, Pierre 3$, Douglas 5, Cass 1$; Kentucky, Buchanan
4$, Douglas 7$; Vermont, Douglas 5. [Applaasa.]
Total vote, Buchanan 147$. Pierce 80$; Doaglas C2$;
Cass 5$.
EUvmtk Ballot.
New York, Buchanan 17, Pierce 18; Maryland, Bnehaa
an 8. [applause;) Ohio, Buchanan 13, Pisrae 3, Douglas 5$,
Cass 1$; Kentucky, Buchanan 3$ Douglas 7$.
Total vote?Buchanan 147$, Pierce 80, Douglas S3, Cass
The result of this vote was a gain of $ for Dooglas and
a loss of $ tor Pierce on the tenth ballot
Tuelfth Ballot.
New York, Buchanan 18, Pierce 17; Obio, Buchanan
12$, Pierce 3, Douglas less 1$.
Total vote?Buchanan 148, Pieroe 79 Douglas 63J,
Case 5$.
A delegate from Alal-ama. Tbe convention is wearied.
I propose to adjourn to to-morrow at ten o'clock.
IVoloea. No I no IJ
The motion was withdrawn, and tbe convention pro
caeded to the
Thirteenth Ballot.
New York, Buchanan 17, Pierce lb, Kentucky, Bachan
an 4$, Douglas 7$ ; Obio, Buchanan 13, Pierce 3, Douglas
5$, Case 1$ , Massai husetts, Buchanan 6$, Pieroe 6$; Rhode
Island, Buchanan 2, Pierre 2..
Total vota?Buchanan 150, Pierce 77$, Douglas 63, OeJs
5* ' .
Mr. McMullen, of Virginia. It must be quite obvious
that we cannot effect a nomination tbis evening ; 1 tfcere
fore more to adjourn. A call for a vote by States was
made. The vote on this motion resulted as follows?ayes
132, nays 164. The motion was lost.
Fourteenth BaUat.
Massachusetts, Buchanan 7, Picrce 6 Rhode Island, Bu
chanan 4; New York, Bnchanan 17, Pierre 18 ; Ohio, Bu
chanan 13, Pierce 3, Douglas 5$, Cssi 1$; Kentucky, Bu
chanan 4$, Douglas 7$.
Total vote?Buchanan 152$, Pierre 75, Douglas r,3,
Cass 5$.
General Ploumoy, of Arkansas, moved that the conven
tion adjourn to to-morrow at 8 o'clock.
A vote by States was taken, and resulted as follows :
Ayes 23t, nays 65. So the convention stood adjourned
until to-morrow at nine o'clock, a. m.
Lsnoi floMtcav.?CRbMoroMf rs*o.?A gentleman from
New Orleans was robbed at the Gait House, (says a I/onis
ville paper,) night before last, of $4,BOO-?tbe money con
sisting of nine $500 notes and o?e $100 note on tbe New
Orleans banka Three of the $!W?o notes were on the
Louisiana State Bank. The robbery was effected in tbe
following m^nnor: His room was entered through the
transom, and he was put nnder the influence 01 chloro
form. The thief then took tbe key of the trunk from the
gentleman * pocket, opened it, and not finding any money,
examined his person, where he discovered the money in a
hankerrhlef, tied round his body. The gentleman was to
leave in the early cars, and was called for that purpose , but,
ss no answer was received, tbe room was opened, and be
was found perfectly stupefied from chloroform Medi
cal aid was called in, and the gentleman was revived. He
offered $1,000 for the recovery of the money.
A ncrt. rarrsKTin.?The Columbus fun of the 3d inst.
" For two days past varioas rnmors have been circula
ted in our city of the presence of parties from Montgomery,
Alabama, who bad eome over for the purpose of fighting a
dnel. We learn that the names of tbe principals are II.
Hudson and Lyman. About noon yesterday the
sheriff of Muscogee conniy arrested Lyman, and the ease
was undergoing Investigation yesterday evening. Ho the
hostile meeting is likely to be 'nipped in the bud1 by the in.
tervention of th? law."

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