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WEEKLY SENTINEL
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'3eiocratic Union State Ticket.
TO SECRETARY OF STATS,
JAMES S. ATHON,
Of Marion County.
rot AUDITOR Of ST ATI,
JOSEPH RISTINE,
Of Pountain County.
rOR TRIA81RIR OF STATE,
MATTHEW L BRETT,
Of Da vies County.
rOR ATTORRRt URKCRAL,
OSCAR B HORD,
Of Decatur County.
rOR SUFRRIMTISDKTr or Fl BLIt INSTRUCTION,
SAMUEL L. RÜGO,
Of Allen County.
1st District JOHN LAW.
2-1
JAMES A. CRAVENS.
3d
4th
6Ui
7th
9th
lÜth
H. W. HARRINGTON.
W. 3. HOLM AN.
A. B CONOUlTT.
D W V 00 RH EES.
DAVID TURPIE.
J. K. EDGEK 1 ON .
Facts ros the PsorLE: A brief but forcible
review of the issues now before the country, in
eluding the tariff peliey ol the party in power.
This document was prepared by one of the most
emireut citizen of Indiana, and is admirably
adapted to enlighten the people upon the present
condition of public affairs. A copy should be
placed in the hands of every voter in Indi .na.
It is issued in pamphlet form of 16 pages. Price,
$1 per hundred.
CoxsriKACT to Dissolve the TJxiox The
existence ot a plot among- Republican leaders to
destroy the Union, by a separation of the States,
immediately after the election of 1860, is demon
strated by extracts from leiding Republican pa
pers. And the speech ol" Judge W. M. McCastt.
before the Democratic Convention of Shelby
county, vindicatory of the right of free speech,
and reviewing the political blunders of the party
in power. Both published in a pamphlet of eight
pages. Price. 50 cents per hundred.
The Double Duty.
The Detroit Free Press says, double duty de
rolres upon the people of reinforcing the army,
and of reinforcing Congress. Certainly the radi
cal republicans in that body have had everything
their own way. Their opponents have been too
feeble to even moderate their frenzy. What have
they done? H tve they achieved victory? Hive
they managed the war successfully? Will the
people trust them any longer.
Success is the evidence of capacity in "public
position. For a year and a half this Congress
h ive conducted the war. Tens of thousands of
lives have beeu lost. Hundreds of millions of
debt have been incurred ; but where is the suc
cess? Let us reinforce the army with men who can
fight, and Congress with men who can administer
the affairs of State with wisdom which will in
sure success.
The e wii
The telegraph columns are filled this morning
with highly interesting and important news.
Among other matters will be found an abstract
of the message of Jtri Davis to the rebel Con
gress; i letter from Mr Lincoln to Horace
Greeley on the policy of his administration; ac
counts of the fighting upon the Rappahannock;
the terrible Indian massacre in Minnesota, and
the defeat of Gen. R. W John-ox by John Mor
gan, near G ilintin. The telegraphic account of
the latter affair makes it appear an act of temeri-
tj n:mi the part of the Federal comtnuider.
With tiUO cavalry he attacked a largely superior
force, nnmbering.it is said, 1,700. There-ult
was the overwhelming defeat of Johnson and the
capture of 300 prisoners, including hitn.-elf. The
3J Indiana ( Bridoland's) was engaged in this
affair, and the names of the killed, wounded and
prisoners will be looked for in this State with a
great deal of interest. In the next thirty days
important events muVci-ur which will h ive an
important bearing upon the great struggle. It is
evident that the rebels are putting iorth every
effort to strengthen their cause.
The Pre!drni Ih l ne-. Iii Policy.
We publish tins morning a letter from Horace
Gri.li.iy. to the President demanding the employ
ment oi the in .-t ultra Abolition measuies in
the prosecution of the war, regardless of consti
tutional obligation, and in the telegraph col
umus will be found the President's answer there
to. The response of Mr. Lincoln is eminently
characteristic of the man. The President's posi
tion, however, as he defines it, gives hope that
he will not yield to the pressure from the radical
members of his party. If he had simply occu
pied the ground tint it was his purpose to restore
the Union under the Constitution, and to accom
plish that end he would use ali the means at his
disposal to speedily cru-h out the rebellion it would
give him a moral strength that would be irresis
tible. It is the duty of every conservative citi
zen to encourage and sustain the President in re
sisting the" radical counsels which environ him.
Let him feel that the great b.xly of the people
are utterly opposed to the schemes of the Sum
mers, the Grceleys. and the Phillipsls, and it
will strengthen him iu adhering to the policy
which he and Congress, in July, 161, declared
should govern the nation in the prosecution of
the war.
The counsel of Mr. Greeley to the President
comes with ill grace from a man who has over
and over declared th it the people of the seceded
States had the right to withdraw from the Union
whenever, in their judgment, its Government had
become oppressive to them and their interests.
Tl-f Irl Ian l.tkelr to be sent OHth-
wru.
The New Yoik Sum of the 21 st says the indi
cations are, that McClellan's army is partially un
der the command of Gen. Burnside, and the for
saer be provided with a command of greater im
portani e in the Southwest. S.nce the departure
of Halleck from that point the Federal interests
have been committed to no wide-spreiding super
vision, siirh as they had received at his hands,
and no one h is been deemed sufficiently experi
enced, tried and m dure to receive the same pow
er, rare :'i except McClellan. It is not im
probable, tn -ef.re. that McClellan aud the flow
swofhisarioy m ty bereuter be constituted an
army ol Hie M i--i.ssipp, . nr Ion the basis ol some
extended military operations in the Gull Slates.
Cm Prtt
See llofv rhey t ome
A month or so ago Gov Sprague. of Rhode
Island, taeaed his fl immg call for a colored regi
ment of volunteers The Erei.m ; pt an
nounce that iktrtwßvt recruits have been en
rolhwl Why dow t 'the hundreds and thousands
or negroes wIhi. we re told, are spoiling for s
light, flock to Rhode island and enlist under the
banner of Got. Spr guef The Governor of no
other loyal State calls upon them to volunteer.
Little Rhody is the ground upon which our col
ored brethren emu display their patriot sm and
shoulder the musket
The Commissioners ,,f this countv irive
oar volunteers a bounty of $100 each; to each
oluntoar's wife $6 per month, and to each child
ander !:urtotu $1 per month. Ths wive aud
children of those who have heretofore volunteered
also receive the same as those who go under the
last call The Commissioners also pay all ex
pease of organizing the compai.ie This is what
we call liberal for "Secession Commissioners,"
and what is better than all, their action is in
dorsed by the people. They are willing tv pay,
sod pay liberally, all who volunteer in the de
oi their counlrv Adams luunlu Ea,,l,
Freedom of Speech and Thoug lit . the nrsmsxT n noinci n as a srcli. risH.
The Springfield (III.,) Register sayst Just at The President, judged by hoth proclamations
this particular time it is re.illv refreshing to find ; thai h ne followed the late confiscatio act of
in a leading Republican journal such souuc, sen- ! Outers, has no mind whatever. He has not
. . . ., I utteied a worj that gives even a tw ilight glimpse
sible and patriotic iews expressed as the lollow- rf ntj ery imriKse He m.I T be nmest;
ing from the Peoria Trustscript. True, they are i nobody cares whether the tortoise is honest or not.
but re! etitioi. of the honest, common sense ex- ; He has neither insight, nor provision, nor !ec s
A. , , I u J- I ion. It is said in Washington streets that he
P' I OI v-
ever condemned the partisan bigotry and malig
nant clamor ol the devotees of the Tribune
school, but such expressions have only been met
by the class alluded to with denunciation and
tenseless charges of sympathy with rebellion.
With such men it is not enough that the country
should be reeling uuder the calamities brought
upou it by armed treason, but they would divide
the loyal element of the country and sow bick
ering, hatred and distrust, where confidence and
zealous efforts to attain a common end the
maintenance of the Government is indispensa
ble. To achieve that end they set up a standard
of right. To dispute the correctness of their
means for the attainment of an end all claim to
be seeking, is to ineur their unstinted abuse, and
to be charged with disloyalty to the country's
cause They would have all men think alike;
always provided all men think, speak and vote as
they do. It is treason to do otherwise!
We commend to the Republican press gene
rally the very plain spoken and sensible remarks
o( the Transcript, which, by the way, are given
i in the same column iu which appears a call for a
; Republican Congressional Convention:
I There is nothing wrong in the indulgence of a
I desire that all loyal men should be of one mind
I in regard to the mode of conducting the war; but
I a man with the least modicum of common sense
I can see that such a thing can not be. When we
can force all mankind to accept and speak one
; language, when we can consolidate all religious
i sects and views into one, theu we may reasona
bly expect to bring loyal men to one way of
j thinking in regard to the matter of putting down
i tins reoeiiion, out not ociore. i ne laci is puicm
I to all but fools that even honest men, patriots
and Christians, will diner in their views. w inch
shade .of opinion shall be entitled to the ascend
ency? Most certainly not that one which would
consign all opposing shades of opinions to dun
geons and military prisons.
Agitation is just as necessary to the healthful
existence ot a people as agitation is necessary to
the healthful existence of the physical world.
Stop the agitation of the waters ot the ocean,
and even its salt could not save it nor the living
things within it. Stop the course of the winds,
and every breathing, moving, and living thing on
the earth would die. So slop the agitation of
moral and political topics, and liberty would die.
In the great diversity of public opinion lies the
safety of the republic. Had there been such di
versity at the South, there h id been no reliellion
But while diversity of opinion in regard to the
proper mode of carrying forward the Govern
rucnt and putting down the rebellion, is legiti
mate and proper, and. in some respects, desirable,
there is one subject upon which there can be no
I diversity. We reler to the existence of the Gov
ernment. Freedom of speech and of the press
j were guaranteed lor the purpose of preserving
I the republic, not for the purpose of destroying it.
Every man has the undoubted and inalieiable
right to his own opinion, and to the expression of
his opinion, as to the modethe Government should
be carried on. Hij neighbor has no legal consti
tutioual right, nor moral right, to deprive him of
it. ' If the one has the right to destroy this right
of opinion in others, he has a right to destroy
the Government, because the Government is
made up oi the opinions of others.
All meu have the undoubted freedom to express
their views and opinions of public policy to ad
vocate one policy and oppose another, and none j
are juslitieo in saying sucli men are not loyal lie
cause the views expressed bv them do not coin
cide with their own. Bevoiid this none can go.
If a man, or a party ol men, do not like the po!
icy or the course of the Government, they are
free to combat and overthrow that policy by wea
pon ol argument by the power of reasoning
with the intelligence, consciences and common
sense ot the people; but not overthrow the Gov
ernment itself. A resort to forte and violence
is treason. An adherence to those who resort to
force and violence is treason. Knowingly and
willingly giving them aid Mnd comfort is treason;
I and traitors of all these kinds are tit and proper
I subjects for incaicemiion in dungeons and mili
! t oy prisons. But there it ends. A., being loyal,
i cannot demand that B., also being loyal, ami dif
j fering from A. in his views of policy and politics,
shall te sent to prison. It cannot be said that K
is guilty of giving "aid and comfort" to the reb
els, in the meaning of the clause of the Consti
tution providing lor the punishment of such par
ties, by starting a difference of opinion among
loyal men. any more than it can be said that our
Generals give aid and comfort to the enemy by
sometimes abandoning forage and supplies which
fall into the hands of the enemy.
Who so great and powerful, and supremely
wise, at this time as to rise up and say in this war
for the preservation of the Union, "My policy is
the policy, my views are the views, and all others
are contraband and treasonable, and the penalty
for adherence to ihem are dungeons and military
orisons." Such language is U: ed on', v bv fool-,
I and those who have been bred on plantations,
; where the will of the negro driver has been the
law, and all men beside the driver are considered
as so many negroes, over whose hejds the whip
can be cracked at pleasure.
Treason in tin ortli Traitor I tier-in-sot
Wendell I'hi Ilms.
In the Anti Slatery Standard, a paper publish-
ed in ew lork, nchnd a lull report ol tne
: speech of Mr. Wendell Phillifs at Abingden,
I s m b m - ..
jiassacnusetts. iu oruer to represent specifically
the treasonable utterances of this mouthing ally
of Jf.ff. Davis, we segregate the following foul
and disgusting morceau:
LIXCOLX AND M CLELLAX HELPING THE SOUTH.
I do not say that McClellan is' a traitor, but
I say this. t'Mt if he had leen a t-aitor from the
crown of his head to the sole of his foot he could
not have served the South bette.- than he has
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to the politics ol that side of the Union. And
'-s wii ii w ui in ui' tic cintt ucivicuiv
almost the same thing may be said ol Mr Lin
coin that if he had been a traitor he could not
have worked better to strengthen one side aud
hazard the success of the other.
"A Ml RDtROlS WAR."
Now, I think, and if I weie in the Senate I
should have said to the Government, that every
man who under the present policy loses his life
I in the swamps of the South, and every dollar
rciu uiii i- j ijx- iiniciJ , Win I lumuv i niur-
derous aud wasteful war, waged for no purpose
whatever.
LET THE SOI Til OO.
Our present policy neither aims to annihilate
I that state of things we call "the South," made up
I of pride, idleness, ignorance, barbarism, theft nud
murder, nor to replace it with a substitute. Such
an aimless war I call wasteful and murderous.
Better that the South should go to day. than tiiat
, we should prolong such a war.
JIB. LINCOLN- A TORTOISE.
A long as you keep a tortoise at the head of
j the Government, you are digging a pit with one
I hand and tilling it with the other. The war
means d gging a frit wilh your two hands and
lilting it up with the lives of your sons and the
accumulations of your fathers.
THE COVEENMEXT WITHOUT PtHPOSK.
I do not believe in the Government. I agree
entirely with Mr Conway. I do not believe this
Government has got cither vigor or a purpose
It drills with events.
R WISHES THE CAPITAL MAT RE DESTROY ED AXD
TBK PRESIDENT SHOT
We are paying a million of dollars a day (or
j soldiers to dig ditches in the Chickahommy
j swamps, but the best expense we could he put to
would be to lose the marble capital under the
shells of Beauregard; for the verv te'egianh that
: fl ashed the news North and West would go back
laden with the demand that if, in the providence
j of God, Lincoln lud survived the bombardment
! of Washington, and Hamlin was not Pre-idcnt
ill. I'll I virfli lio sum li uli.n 1 rl
. . , ii ii " . i v. II' oililuiU j ' I ' ' I I .1 1 III i ill III
cipalion.
MUM rOW Til K CAPTl'RE OP WASHINOTOX.
If any man has light enough on the future to
pray (Jod to do any particular thing, I advise him
to pray for an attack on Washington, and its
capture, for nothing less than that seems likely,
within a few mouths, to wake up these Northern
States to the present'emerency.
M CLZLLAIt TO AID IX IT.
But for those considerations, I see not why
Jefferson Davis should not throw all his troops
upon Washington, first informing Gen. McClel
Ian of the purposed attack, and demanding of
hint enough Federal troops to protect the rebel
property at Kichmoud during Beauregard's absence.
Mouj, g0 wrote a proclamaUoTi abolishing slavery
in the State of Virginia, but McClellan bullied
him out of it. It is said, too what is extremely
likely that he has more than once made up his
mind to remove McClellan, and Kentucky bullied
him out of it. The man who h beeu beaten to
that pulp in sixteen months, what hope ran we
have of him?
HE HAS NO CAfAClTT.
I never did believe in the capacity of Abraham
Lincoln, but 1 do believe in the pride of Davis,
in the vanity of the South, in the desperate de
termination of those fourteen Slates; and 1 be
lieve in a sunny future, because God has driven
them mad; and in their madness is our hope.
NEGROES SHOULD BE ARMED AGAINST SOUTHERN'
ILLINOIS.
The papers are accumulating statistics to prove
that the negro will work, and asking whether he
will fight. If he will not fight we are gone that
is all! If he will not work without the lash the
Union i over. If the popular theory is correct,
there can be no peace nor union on this contin
ent, except under the heel of a slaveholding des
polism. It is not the South we have got to con
quer; it is the Egypt of the Southern half of Illi
nois. LINCOLN A NOBODY.
Lincoln would act if he belie ed the North
wanted him to. He is not a genius He is not a
mat. like Fremont to stamp the lava mass of the
nation with an idea; he is not a man like Hun
ter, to coin his experience into ideas. I will tell
you what he is. He is a first rate second rate
man. He is one of the best specimens of a
second rate man, and he is hone-tlv waiting like
any other servant of the people, to come and
send him on any errand they wish.
THE CABINET ARE MURDERERS.
What we want is some stunning misfortune;
what we want is a baptism of blood, to make
the achijg mid bereaved hearts of the people
cry out for Fremont, lor nil idea, and the heid
01 the armies. Meanwhile we must wander
on in the desert, wasteful murderers. Every
life lost in that swamp is murder by the Cabi-nt-t
üt Wa-hingtoii. Every dollar spent is sto
len from lheor.et toil of the North to pam
per the conceited pride ot the South in her own
institutions.
fr a ykr re?, the ?uuci8 or JErr davis.
Pray God, that before he abandons this nation,
he will deign to humble it with one blow that
shall make it spring to its feet and use the
strength it Ins. Beseech him to put despair into
the bents of the Cabinet. If we are called ever
to see another President of the United States
on horseback dying from the capital, waste
not tears! He will return to thecipitalon the
arms of a million of adult negroes, the sure
basis of a Union that will never be broken.
Applause
WHAT ILLINOIS LA WTFRS SAT.
I asked the lawyers of Illinois, who had prac
ticed law with Mr. Lincoln for twenty years, "Is
he a man ol decision, is he a man who can say
no?" They ail say, "If yon had gone to the Il
linois bar, ami selected the man least capable of
saying no, it would have been Abraham Lincoln.
He has Do stiffness in him." 1 said to the bank
ers and directors of railroads in Chicago, "Is Mc
Clellan a man who can say no?" and they said,
"Banks we had only a lew .nonths; we don't
think much of him; bat to everv .uestion you
asked, he would say yes or no in sixty minutes.
McClellan never answered a question while he
MM here. If there was a question to be decided,
he Moated until events decided it. He was here
months, and he ne er decided a single que-tioti
that came up Jn the management of the Illi-
nois Central."
SOl'THERN SUCCESS HOPtD FOR.
My friend says he would say to the tyrants of
the old world, "Come on!" That is a fearful
taunt. e On the contrary,
let us lvpe that Southern success may lie so
rapid and ahuiidai.t, that a blow like that which
stuns the drunkard into sobriety may stun our
Cabinet into vigor, and that nineteen mil
lions of people, putting forth their real strength
n the right direction, may keep peace outside
our borders until we makepeace within.
The Fttftion Convention in Ohio.
The Fusiouisls of Ohio met iu Convention at
Columbus, on Thursday last, to nominate candi
dates for State offices to be filled at the ensuing
election. The Statesman says of the Conven"
tion:
In point of numbers, spirit and enthusi:im. ihe
Convention of yesterday was a complete failure,
the delegates present themselves being the judges.
When it cor.vened, before dinner, in X lUghton's
Hall, including spectators, there was not a snlli
cieut number lo mote than half till the Hall, and
in the afternoon, when the Convention was iu
lull blast on t'.ie east terrace of the State House,
il presented a very If in appearance. Even per
son pie-ent, who had witnessed the deliberations
of ihe Fourth of July Conventional the same
place, was struck w ith the meagerness and want
of energy and force iu the meeting of yesterday,
as compared with the numbers, enthusiasm ami
determination of the great assemblage of the De
mocra :y of Ohio.
M my of the delegates in priv ate conversation
expre.-sed thoir tears as" to the result in October,
while there w as not a reflecting or observing spec
tator present, who did not feel, and many ex
presse I the sentiment, tint this so called Uswnsj
j pY-'yed'otit
to use a common phrase, "about
" The people use sitistied with its
pw for sweats), Ml m the second Tuesday in Oc
tober next, w ilFretuIer their vetdict against it, by
rolling up an overwhelming majority for the
ticket of Jul v 4th.
.tlajor henrrat IIofMtio B. riIH
Major General Horatio Gales Wright, recei.tly
appointed to command the Department of the
Ohio, is a native ol Connecticut. He entered
the Military Academy at West Point as a cadet
from llut State iu ItÖ?, und graduatet iu thai
institution in June. lfc'4l. The following mouth
he was appointed 2d Lieutenant in the corps of
Irs I, ...i . . ..
I lu.gji.cers tie was nciaiicd as Acting As-istant
, n . a saw . . ,
rroicssor o. engineering ... tne si unary ;Acau
! 7". ,0T.W .7fwAID' !l"u
UiWiomi i t, s. i v v 1 io if"'j. j mm. tit ww it a up-
pointed 1st Lieutenant in February, Major,
August 6, l961,and Brigadier General of volun
teers, September 3.1561 At tl fitting out of
the expedition to Port Royal, South Carolina,
General Wright commanded the second brigade
of Sherman's division. Prmr to the sailing of
the expedition from Annapolis, he devoted his
winde time in getting hi command in a state of
elliciency, displaying a zeal and know !oic of
military a fairs that created confidence among
his olhcers and an espri'du corps among the rank
and file. He commanded the military portion of
the expedition io Fernando. a, Florida, and i n the
. occupancy ot the plate was placed in command
I of a military district, having Ins heailquarters in
th -i city. His j:reat executive ability, rigidity of
discipline ai d his gentlemanly accomplishments,
won tor him the esteem of all wish whom his of
I Gcial position brought him in contact. He sub
; setpMemly commanded a brigade in tlie uusuccess-
tu! battle at Johns island, S C. He retuu.el
with his brigade a lew weeks ago from Pott
Royal, in order to operate with Gen McCielian's
army. The widely extending of the military
lines of the We-t involved the i ecessity ol crea
ting a new military department, comprising a psa
tion of (ien Bueli's district, ami io the cnmmainl
ol this new department General Wrighi has been
called. The appoiutme.il will lie received will,
with genera) favor. The commander brings with
him Ihe pie-tiuc of a high military reputaiiou
and an executive othcer of no ordinary ability.
Ueoiocrstic "Matetiuanwhlp."
When llie Democrats were entrusted with the
reins ol poser, their statesmen always proved
themselves equal lo every emergency. Had Ex
ecutive Departments a sound policy, under judi
cious and statesmanlike leadership, would have
averted, without dishonor to either section, the
pte-ent tumbles. Were they in power to-day,
there is little doubt that their rigorous yet judi
cious policy would be crowned with success.
Courier.
The Democrats were in power when the rebel
lion broke out, and what did they do except to
furnish the conspirators with the means of initia
ting and carrying on the war against the Govern
ment. Syracuse Standard.
The only answer required to all the pretended
facts slid history of the Standard, is found in the
one great fact, thai the Republicans in Congress
even while Buchanan was Executive, upraised,
and spat upon every measure of iiljustment pio
posed by any and everv Democratic statesman
and were strong emiugh to reject them; and that
they had succeeded in electing an Abolition
speaker, who constituted every committee against
the Democrats and their policy. Those two fuels
are worth the whole strin of the Standard's
assertions. Spraeutw -V Conrisr.
fourth District Congressional Con
yenlion.
The Union Democracy of the Fourth Con
l c - on .1 D. -trict, met in convention at Greens
, burg, on the l.'lth in-t. Captain i. V. Uemus
. daffer was chosen President and A. Boorwal
; TiR, C. B. Blntley and R. S. Sfroule, Sec
retaries:
Mr. Tilley of Dearborn, Chairmin of thecom
mittee on resolutions, made the following leport,
which was adopted without a disseutiug voice,
amidst loud applause:
Resolved, That the loyal ar.d patriotic resolu
tions adopted by the Mass Convention of ti:e
Union Democracy of Indiana on the 30th day of
July, 186:2, meet our approval, and the gentle
men on the Democratic State ticket are entitled
to our cordial support.
Resolved, That, rising above all selfish consid
I cratious. we declare that the Government of the
i United States ought to be sustained by the whole
power and resources M me nation, to toe cnu
that ihe rebellion may be put down, the Constitu
tion vindicated, and the Union of the States, as
established by our lathers, restored, as the only
basis of a substantial and honorable peace.
Resolctd, That we are unalterably opposed to
i any change in the present form of our Govetn
ment; and for the maintenance ot the Constitu
tion against nil its enemies, whether North or
South, and for the restoration of its authority
over all the States, we cordially and earnestly
invite the co operation of all conservative men,
whoVi the spirit of patriotism make the preser
vation ol the Union, under the Constitution, the
foundation of their political faith.
Rt soloed, That the soldiers of Indiana, in
their gallant defense of the Union, have shed
imperishable lustre on the history ot tlie Mate. I
and are entitled to the enduring gratitude of j
every citizen.
Mr. O'Brien then offered the following resolu
tion, which w.r. also unanimously adopted:
Resolved, That the Democratic party of the
4th Congressional District ol Indiana, now as in
i years past, do most cordially indorse the imiuor
i t:il sentiment of that greit and good man. An
! drew Jackson: "The Union, it must be pre.-erv
I ed;" ainl fully lealizing the immortal sentiment
j ol the Old Hero in the pieseut hour of trouble of
; this great Republic, we would mot respectfully
j but earnestly urge on President Lincoln to ue
! all the influence and power of his high office to
! speedily crush the present unnatural rebellion
I against the liest Government in the world, and
j that to attain such a result most effectively "the
kid-L'love policy" must be abandoned in all fu
ture warfare against the rebels in arms against
the Government.
On motion, the Convention then proceeded to
j ballot for a candidate for Co- ziess for the Fourth
i Congressiou.il District, with the following result:
! W. S Ho! man of Dearborn. Dr. Berrv ol Frank-
I lin, and J. V. Bemusdaffer of Decatur, being the j
! persons voted lor:
Dolman. uVmu-dafTer Berry.
Ohio
llosrfoom. .
hiplcy
Ituuli
franklin. . .
1 . ..
10
SI
N
0
19
46
14
14
Total 143
46
The President then announced the result as
follows:
On the fir billot Williim S. Ho'min received
14.') v ote-: .loset h V Hemusdafler 4G votes; and
I Dr Kerry 14 voces. William S Holm ui Im v ing
j received a inijor'uy of all ihe votes given, was
j declared the nominee of ihe Cinventi'ii as a can
i did ite for Congress in the Fourth Congressional
District ot Indiana.
A committee was then appointed, consisting ol
Mr. O'Bnen ol Denbun, Mr tieorge Hibben of
Rush and Mr Hmii.ihot Franklin, to wait on
Mr Molimin and intorm him of his nomination
and invite him l address the conven ion
The committee having performed the service,
Mr. Holm m was introduced to the conven lion by
Mr Hibben.
Mr Holinan th inked the convention for the
honor conferred ujion him, and then proceeded an
address litem In an able ftfld patriotic sjiee h,
urging upon all loyal men, in this hour of
Naticnal troub'e, to stand by the flag of our
country. He was fre-iieiitly interrupted with
loud applau-e.
At ti e conclusion of Mr. Holmm's speech the
convention proceeded lo nominate a candidate
for Circuit Prosecutor.
On motion. Sitnue! S. Herald, o( Franklin
countv was declared the un imm us choice ot the
convention for Circuit Prosecutor.
Proet-rdincK of the Flcvenlli ronjjres
nionnl I. strict llrinocralir Conven
tion. Kokomo. August 21, lf62.
Pursuant to the call of the District Central
Committee, the delegates of the counties com
posing the Elev enili Congre-sioiial District as
semblel iu Ihe Court Baajas) yard at ll o'clock,
and were called to order by the Chairman.
On motion of L P. Milligan. of Huntington,
C. J. B iker, of Madison, was chosen pei niaiicnt
Presideut of the Convention.
On motion of David P. Smith, of Wells, How
i ard Coe, E q . editor of the Marion Journal, w as
; elm-en Sei-rctary.
On m jtioti, one from each township from etch
county weiv npjiointed a committee on resolu
! tions.
Howard, D. Val iiiiiih un: Huutington, Samuel
l, l1 hi. In-v (l.imiliiiii. S Loliin: W.ibish. Win.
si n 1 . V,.:I .IiiwmiIi Mniiiiih Adams. James
Baker.
'
The above committee retired and in their sth-
! sence the Hon Samuel B'iskirk. of Mo..re cmin
i ty, was introduced to the Convention, and made
I a forcible, argumentative and leiiiug spee h.
The committee on resolutions reported the
j following, which were unanimously adopted :
Retained, 1st., That we approve of ihe plat
form of the Democratic Convention d' Indiana
j adoptel the Mh of January last ; also, the fur
ther expression at their Mass Convention, held
' on the aUlhiiiiv of July.
'2. That neither ihe antecedents of Mr. Liu
j coin nor the ine.isiues of his administration
' afford any evidence of a desire on his p.ut to re
store the Union as it was or maintain the Consti
: tution as il is.
3. That the legislation and debates ol the last
' Congress, are alike inconsistent with a restor.t
tion ol the Union, and that if peace is ever re
stored to '.his country upon any lumorable basis,
I it will be the result of other councils.
The Convention then proceeded to ilieuomina
'tion of a cniididate for OimgiU. whereuioii
; alter fuil consultation, Hon James F McDowell
of Grant, was nominated by acclamation, and
; the President was instructed toinloi m him of the
fact.
On motion of D. J. Smith, the following gen
: tleuieu weie appointed a Central Committee lor
I the Eleventh Congressional District:
Wells, D. T. Ss.uith; Ad uns, Win. Spencer
I Jav, Robert Swing; Blackbird, Win. T McCor
j mick; Grant, Howaid Coe; Madison, John Hunt;
Huutiiigtim, Ames T. Lone,; W abash, illiaiu
Sieele; Howard, David V.ilanii.h mi ; Tipton,
Newton Jackson; Hamilton, Joseph Merrick.
On motion of H. Coe, the thanks of the Con
vention were ten.lere.l lo Hot. S H. Bu-kuk for
the very forcible, argumentative and eloquent
speech delivered SSI UM occasion, which' was re
synced to with ihiee rousing cheers.
On motion it was lesol vel that the proceedings
ol this Convention be published iu the Cincin
nati Duly and Weekly Enquirer, Ddly aud
Weekly State Sentinel, and ail Democratic news
pipeis in ihe Eleventh District.
On motion the Convention adjourned sine die
will, three iong and loud cheers lor the Union as
it was, and the Constitution as it is.
0. J BARKER, President.
rlovAin Cot, Secretary.
Drafting.
We copy the follow ing from the Washington
dispatches to the Cincinnati Gaulle.
Secretary Stanton oe-1 to day that the order
for drafting to fill up the old regiments would be
inforced without lail by the first of September.
Ohl regiments wi ch Imve not beeu recruited up
i to ihe.r lull strength ttetoteihat time w ill aiot.ee
I be tided by dralt. This matter has only been
! delayed thus !ong by the desire to have the old
! rcg'uients filled up with men whose term of ser
' vice would last as long as the rest of the legi
' met.t. Men drafted into old regiments can oi.lv
beheld for nine months, while the rest of the
regiments are of course he d for full term of en
listment. The Milit tr) lloiinties.
The bounties paid and to be paid by Govern
ment to the new Volunteers, already amount to
I7.0IKI.0OÜ Of these, $4.tMKI,(HJ0 have aire. ly
bten paid. For several days a recent Washing
ton letter says, all other payment from the treas
ury have been suspended, for the sake of closing
these up. It is supposel that ni. other day or two
will pay off the remaining $3,KMI,()U0 These,
of course, are merely the bounties paid by the
National Government. It is estimated that the
other bounties paid by State Governments, coun
ties, towns, corporations, kc., will swell the
amount expended beyond the legitimate payment
of soldiers' wages and outfit in raising volun
teers, under the President's call for 300,100, lo
fully $50,0üü.üW
For the Daily State .nünel.
Got. Wright's Speech at Shelb) ville
It is said the hog eats his acorns without look
mg up to see where they come from; but Gov.
Wright shows no such swinish ingratitude for his
Seu.itorial acorn it he fails to pay the puce for
it, it is 1 1 oiii a want of assets. The quid nuncs
suposeil thai the appointment of Wright was to
rekindle the old Bright and Wright feud, and the
Go vet nor is made to tread in the footsteps of his
illustrious predecessor; that is. Bright was ca
ressed wheu he made speeches to bring defeat
upon the Democratic party, and now Jo is enjoy
ing that kind of ovation. But Jo has sen-a
euough to see the modest request that he tdiall
lay his head upon the block to fall under Voor
hees's scimitar, and decliues to be made that
"burnt offei ing." " W
But to his speech: He charged Buehanan with
being the author of the war, aud the luminous
proof only equalled his great discovery that coal
oil was to i. iiiri v al cotton ns n article of com
merce. "Slavery exists inKansas as much as in
South Carolina." There it is solved ascleaily
as a mathematical problem. He (mured out di
vers vials of wrath on Bright and Breckinridge;
saw ghosts, hobgoblins, and Knights of the
Golden Circle by legions, and fought the-'e fairies
in true Cjuixotic style. He sneered at men alio
would talk about the liberty of speech, taxes,
embezzlement, or the Constitution, when we had
no Government, but urged us to support the pre
sent apology for one. He did not deign to tell
what we were to tight lor if it was not the Con
stitution, &c.
He said he would rather po into the camp of
Aliolitionists than traitors. Said it was not the
people, but corrupt Legislatures, that caused
i Tennessee, North Carolina, ice, to go out of the
Liiioii, and wound up by saying, "If you elect a
Dem cratic Legi-lature. you may wake up some
morning and find yourself out of the Union."
And yet with this hint to the people not to elect
Democrats, he professes to lie a Democrat! Tlie
rem ai k struck all who knew that the Governor
had labored lor thirty years to inoculate the peo
ple with Democracy.
He sxike of the no party character of the Fe l
era! and State Governments, and instanced the
appointments of Stanton, Pope, Hilleck, Mc
Clellan, and Morton's appointments. He did not
, s iv that his appointment was its crowning glory,
j though his honest trusts of uo party loy illy did.
He had no word of censure for Republicans
j could not see the ijuarter million of the ghosts ot
dead soldiers rising Irom the grave shaking the r
lory locks at pro-slavery and Abolition l.m.itics,
and the conscientious answer of Democrats
"Thou eaa'st not say I did il!"
Such third rate men as Wright aud his Sancho
Psoas, with the r eternal iteration ol their hoii-
esty may seduce weak and honest Democrats;
but he is gone horse, foot and dragoon into the
; camp of the eneni.es of Democricy.
Yours, L.
Barb.vritils or War. Abolition England
prates ol her philanthropy , but Rjm nation under
the sun Ins s.iiic'.iniicd such barbarities as she
has Her hireing Indians to scalp the helpless
settlers on our troiiteers during tlie war of 1H2
was exceelei by her treatment of the rebellious
Sepoy in Itbl. So late as IfsJO she stands by
and gives up prisoners to the most cruel tirtures.
The lollowiug extract from a letter written bvan
English soldier, describing an action between the
Bttgfish and Imperalisls against the TaepingS iu
China, iu litliJ, pictures a sickening scene of
honor:
I went with the crowd to see the execution of
the Taepil.g prisoners that had been giv en up for
execution hno the h inds o. the Mandat .lis bv the
English rod Fnuch authorities, or, erbat is the
.same thing, they took 110 measure to pievent the
ruthless butchery ol ihose they lent their aid to
capture; when, horror ol horrors! how am 1 to de
.-cube the dreadlUl scene, or will it ever leave my
memory? Among those wretches weie young
HBd old, of both sexes, and of all ages and sizes,
Irom the infant recei.tly born to the man of
eigl.lv, tottering on his staff; from the enceinte
0111, in to the young 111 lideu from ten to eigh
teen The latter were pushed out by the guards
among the crowd ol ruffians assembled, and
weie taken into the sheds and by places aud de
bauched, ami again dragged back by the hair of
ihe he ids to the Chinese guauls lo await their
turn for execution. Some of them had fainted,
and weie pulled along the ground to the execu
Doners, w ho threw them on their backs, tore off
then clothes und ripped ihem from the lower part
ol the abdomen to ihe breast, which were dashed
with a curse into their laces. The bowels, as a
matierol course, gushed out, but the cut w as made
iu such a way and so skilfully, and with such ex
MTtsaWS, tha the intestines were seldom uijuieJ.
Altera little lime iu this stile of excessive tor
ture, the executioner thrust his hand into the
che.-t and toi e ul the reeking heart, his victim
looking him in the Cue all the while.
A young female, apparently about eight months
preriiant, who never uttered a groan or siffSl at
all the ptevious cruelties she had endured from
the surrounding mob, had her infant cut out of
her womb, and held up in her sight bv one ol its
little hands, bleeding and quivering; when at ihe
siht she gaveone heart-rending, piercing screech
that would have awakened pity in a tiger, and
after it had been in that slate dashed ng.niisther
bieist, she, with a list superhuman effort, re
ISMOSfl ht-r aVSBjl from those holding her down,
and clasped her iniant lo her bleeling heart, and
died hoidmg it there with such force that they
jould :. be separated, assj were thus thrown to
gether uti the pile ot' other carcasses. Another
young worn in among the prisoners awaiting her
I turn to be olsCllibow led. wilh a line boy often
I .-i- . -1 I i : : :.. I i I
moiiviis oio crowing .1110 jumping in otri urns, ii.iva
' III,,, I I 1 f ltl. I -Ii.' I I ' . -Ilt'-lt' ll'lllll ll,.. ,111.1 'I f-
j "'UI Oll I, IIV H V,l J Q
I to the executioner, who plunged the ruthless
j knite into his tender breast beiore his mother's
jeyes. Infants but recently born were tirn
! from their mothers' breasts, and disemboweled
I beiore ii.eir faces. Yung men were d.sembow
! mini, tiHii'iated, and the parts cut oil thrust into
their own mouths, or tluug among the aduiriug
aud laughing crowd ol Chinamen. But no mote:
I can wiite no more of ihe-e scenes; I can "now
only teixt lorever that i looked on the dieuliul
sieht. Less no lunger tit to be a soldier. 1 have
been in' many b titles during the last twenty
, years, and 111 the thickest 01 the fight iu most ot
i them, where a race and thiist tor c.irn ige is
i dreadful lo reflect 01. afterwards; but nothing
hetetofoie that 1 have seen or heard of, or even
re.ul of. could be compared to the dreadful ohssl
I ly of the di.-emiiowelihg execution. Poor F ,
( who came with me to see the execution lei!
down 111 a tainting lit, and was 11. thai state car
ried away, and is now a raving maniac Irom the
effects the dieadful sight had on liim. May God
forgive England for the part she is taking in this
war, ami BRtti the si. i of her enormities she has
assi.-ted in pei petrü'iii on the defenseless women
and innocent and helpless child be removed liom
her door.
Special Currespoiidr nee of the Chicago Times.
from Wavhinjlon.
An Abolition Conclave at Washington They
uant Martial Late Declared ooer tlie Whole
Country.
Washington'. August 18.
There is a gathering here, just now. of promi-
,ie, Nltheiii and Western Abolitionists, who,
lor the last three days, have been running frm
the President's house to the State Department,
ami Irom the Slate Department to the Treasury
Department, and from the Treasury Department
io their rendezvous, shaking their heul wisely,
and whispering together mysteriously. Tuey a.e
not good at keeping a secret, and what they have
in view has already leaked out. They want Mr.
Lincoln to declare sjefdal law over the whole
country, and to assume the functions (though not
the name), and exercise all lhe powers of a mil
iary di. tutor. Theirsatellites and followers bab
ble continually about the advantages of a mili
tary dictatorship, aud the arguments which one
of them used iu my heating to day were, that
they couhl never succeed in their peculiar schemes
until Mr. Li11co.11 was reed Irom the trammels
of such "turtles" and old iogies as now surround
mid influence him; tha. '. reason why Mr. Lin
coln had "iiuMified" lhe coufiscaiion bill, refused
to receive regiments of negroes, and tried lo ban
ish lhe negroes, is because he fears the effects of
the nner of the conservative element 111 the
country if he should act differently ; that, if Mr.
ucoln should seize the reins of power in his
own hands, his inclinations (which they professed
10 know) would lead him to declare instant
esseaoipalioii to all the slaves, and to organize
ihem into legimeuts, kc. &c.
You may rely upon it, these bold bad men are
plying the President with arguments aud induce
ments to this end. No one here, of cour.-e. lie
Ice- thai they have any effect upon him. X.
yy Judge Kit 11 aud Lark has been nominated
by the Democracy ol Madison couuty, is their
candjdate for Kepresentative, in place of . I. W.
Sansrebbt, declined.
BlCHANAM CUANOK8 HIS KliSlliEXCE. Ex-
President Buchanan has purchased the farm of
Townstnd Walter, three hundred acres, for
$30,000. The buildings are said to be the fittest
in Chester Vallev. The grounds are situated cn
the southern ride if the North Valley Hill, two
miles west of Downington, and are iti plain view
of the Penusyl v.iuia Central Ra'lroad. It is said
that Mr Buchanan will reside there.
From the Kcw Tork Tribune Aur. JO.
The Abolition warfa.i'c uooi I lie res
ident lie oi. ii Hit Of 1 on I . I i i ic
violent und andulom . It.
THE PRAYER OF TWENTY MILLIONS
To Abraham Lincols, President oi United State-
Dkau Sis: 1 do not intrude to led you lor ' body's fault that they mere so muuieiti. I niir
you uiust know alre.dy that a great proportion ! shall herea Iter suffer in like manner, in Uelauil of
ol those who triumphed in jo"r election, and of j explicit and public direction to your Generals that
all who desire the unqualified tuppiessioii of the they are to 'ecogtnze aud obey the Confiscation
rebellion now desolating our country, are sorely ; Act. the world will lay the blame on ss. Wheth
disappointed aud deeflly pained by the policy you er you will chose to bear it through future history
-cciii to be pursuing iiu regard to the slaves ot
rebels. 1 writ only to set succinctly and unmis
takably before you what we require, and what we
think we have a right to expect, aud of what we
complain.
1. We require of you, as the first servant of
the Republic, charged especially and pie einiu
entiy a ith this duty, that you i.xtxi'TL' the lav, s c ai-e are preosterous and luiile that tlie rebel
Most emphatically do we iiein.uiu that such laws lion, if crushed out to morrow, would lie renewed
us have been lecently enacted, which thereioie within a year if slavery were leit in lull rigor
may tail I v be pieumed to embody the prttrnt that army officers who remain to this day devoted
will and to be dictated by the present neeus ol the to slavery can at best be but hall way loyal to ihe
Republic, and which, alter due consideration have Union ind that e ery hour of deieicn-e to
received your personal sanction, slA.ll by you be j slavery is an hour of addet and deepeued eril
carried into luil effect, and that you publicly and 1 to the Union. 1 appeal to the testimony of your
decisively iustiuct vour subordinates that such I Ambassadors in Europe. It is Ireely at our i-er-
' laws exist, and that they ate binding on all luuc !
! nonaries aud cit.zetis, and that they aie to be '
I obeyed to the letter.
H. We think vou are strangely and disastrous- '
Iv remiss in the discharge ol our official and i in
I perative duty with regard to the emancipating
I piov isioiis ol the new Confiscation Act. '1 hose
; provisions were designed to fight slavery with
i liiietty. They prescrioe that men loyal to the
i Union, und willing to shed then blood in her lie
i half, shall uo longer be held, w ith the nation s
con? en l, in bondage to persistent, malignant tr.ii
j tors, who lor twenty years have been plot
i ting and lor sixteen months havelieen lighting t'
j uivide and destroy our country. Why these tr-ii
I tors should be netted with tenderness by you, to
I the piejuuice ot' the dearest rights ol loyal men,
I we cannot conceive.
111. We think you arc unduly influenced by
; the counsels, the repiesentations, the menaces ol
! certain fossil politicians hailing trout the border
slave Slates. Knowing well lb.it the hearihy,
unconditionally loyal portion ol the while cm
Kens ol those Slates do not expect nor oes re th (.
laveiy shall be uoheld lo tlie piejuoice 01 the
Union, lor ihe irutu ol which ssSiasppsmi nut only
to et cry Republican residing in those States, but
I to sucl. emineiil loyalists .is 11. inter Dtvis.
1 Pahna Brnsrasuw. tue Union Central Committee
ol Baltimore, and lo the Nashville Union; we
ask you lo Co usider that slavery is everv wheie
the Kieling c.iuse and sust-nniiig base of treason;
the most M.iveiioldiiig sections ol Moyland aim
Delaware being th isd.iy, though under the Union
dig, in full sympithy with 11. e reoelluui, while
tne lice labor porliwas ol 1 etn.c-cc and 1 exas,
though writhing under the bloo ly heei of treason,
I a.e uuconqnei .lOiy loyal to the Union. So em
ph.tiic aliy is ibis the c.ise, thai a most intelligent
i Uaisst banker ol Btiliiuoic recently avowed his
continent beiiet th il a n.ijoiiiy of the pie-ent i
Legislature ol 3laryiaini, though e-ecied as and
still prolessmg to be Unionists, are ui heart ile-.-
rous ot ihe inumph ol the Jed. Divis conspira
cy ; and when ashed how they could be won back
lo loyally, replied: "Only by the complete statt
lich ol olaverv." Ii seems to us the inosi obvi
I ous truth, that whatever SUSaglheSM or lorl'fies
slavery in Ihe bonier S'.ate strengthens aiso
treason, and drives home the wed.e intended to
1 üiv.üe ihe Un. on. Hid you irom the tirst relused
1 lo lecognize 111 those States, as heie, anv other
1 "
' il.au unconditional i"a.tv (hat which staiios lor
the Union, r.hatever becomes ol slavery those 1
State- would h ive been, and would be, I r more
heionil and less troublesome to the defenders oi j
(he Union than they have been, or now are.
IV. We think timid coun.-els in such a crVis
calculated to prove perilous, and probably di.-as I
tivus. ll is the duly of a government so w n
loaly, wickedly ass med by rebellion as ouis has
b.-cn. to oppose lorce lo force 111 a defiant, daunt
less spirit It can not afford 10 tempoiize with j
traitors nor wish seiui-tr.uioi . It must notb.ibe i
them to behave 1 Lemsel v es. nor make them lair
promises in the hope of disarming their causeless
hostility. Kepi e-entuig a bra ve and high-spirited j
people, it can allord to lorleii saytassaj ele bet- j on ., tempor.rv visit la General Bov e. and
ter than iis own sell respect, or their admiring ( retl,rri siind.iv morning On Willi inj
confidence. For our Government eve;i to seek, ,e assume ctiPiniaial. and immedJslas pto
alter war has been made on it, lo dis,l the af I ceej lt business. The General does mil attach
iecied ..ppreheii-ioiis ot ..rmed traitors last their ,,.;, tieili, to lhe ,,, , Ll,j h.vasionoi Kentucky ,
ciie.ished privileges may be assailed by it, is to ;,mj regHnls the recent distm b.iiees the tesult of
invite insult and encouiage hojes 01 iu
oowiilall. Ihe tusii to arms ol O.no, Indiana,
Illinois, is tiie bue answer at once to ihe lebel
raids ol John Morgan, and lhe trailoious sophis
tries of Byiah Magolliu.
V. We coinol un 'hat the Union cause has suf
lei e l, and is now suffering iiiimense'.y , from mis
taken deference to rebel slavery. Hidou,sir,
in your laaagaRJ A .ilie. , unmistak ibly given
notice lliat, iu case the rebellion uheadv c m
meiitel weie (erstsied in, and youreffortt to pie
serve the Union a. id en lorce the laws should be
resist evl by -irnicd force, you would re-ogiiize no
loyal per.-on sa rightiully held iu slavery by a
trailer, we beneve the lebemou womd therein ;
have received a siagi.ciiti if not lat.il blow At
that moment, according to the returns of tiie
most 1 event elections, the Unionists weie a large
I miioiilv ol lhe voters ot the slave St.ite-. DSN
! thev were couia)seil in good tarl of tiie agei, i day, giving his inipiessioiis af affiirs abroad, in
; the leeble, the wealthy, ihe timid ihe young, tinatiiig that foreiüii intei vention is not probable.
f kioss. the asp.nng .he adventurous. Raj
already been largely luied by the gamblers a ml
negro-traders, the poldicans by trade and the
conspirators bv instinct, into the toils ot treason
Had vou then proclaimed that rebellion would
i strike the shackles Irom the slaves ol eveiy irai
I tor 1 the vveillhv.ini the cautious would hive
been sunplied with a powerful inducement to re
111 un loyal. As it w as, everv cowaid in the South
soon became a traitor fri,m tear; for loyaltv was
leriious. whiie treason seemed comparatively
sale. Hence the boasted unanimity ol the South
a unanimity based on rebel terrori-m and the
lac 1 that immunity and safety were found on th it
side, danger and probable death 011 ours. The
leneU from the firs' have been eiuer to cotiti
caie. imprison, scourge, and kill; we h ive lou;:ht
wolves with the devices of sheep. The Ksatt is
just whit might hive bet expected. Tens ai
thou-aiids are lighting Ea the rebel ranks to day
who-e original bias and natural leaning would
have led them into outs.
VI. We complain that the confiscation act
which you approve is I. tbiiu illy disregarded by
your Generals, and tint 110 word of rebuke for
ihem Iron, you has yet retched the public ear.
Prem nit's p.oclam ilion and Hunter's rder favor
ing emancipation were promptly annulled by you;
win c II illeck s No. 3, forbidding tugitives Irom
sis est J to lebels to come wohin his lines an or
der as 11:1m. lit ny as inhuman, ami which received
the hearty approbation of every traitor in Amer
ica with scores of like tendency, hive never
provoked even your remonstrance: We complain
that th'1 officers of your armies hare habitually
repelled rather than invited the approach of
slaves who would have gladly taken the risks of
escaping from their rebel masters to our camps
bringing intelligence often of inestimable value
to the Union cause. We complain th it those
who have thus escaped to us, avowing a willing
ness to do for us whatever might be required,
have been brutally and madly rcpul-e I . and often
j surrendered to be scourged, maimed and tortured
, bv the ruffian traitors who pretend to own them
We complain that a large proortion of our regu
lar army officer.-, with many of the volunteers,
evince tar more solicitude to uphold slavery than
to put down the rebellion. And, finally, we com
plain that you, Mr. Presideut, elected as a Ke
publican. knowing well what an abomination
slavery is, and how emphatically it is tiie core
and essence of this atrocious rebellion, seem
never to interleie will, these atiocities. and
never give a direction to your military sulior
diuates, which doe- not appear to hive been con
ceived iu the interest of slavery rather than ol
fieedom.
VII. Let me call your attention to the recent
tragedy in Xew Orleans, whereof the tacts nie
obtained entirely through pro lavery channels.
A considerable body ol resolute, able bodied men,
hehl iti slavery by two rebel sugar planters in
defin nee of the Confiscation Act which vou h ive
approved, lett piai.tations thirty miles distant
and made their way to the great mart of the
Southwest, which they knew to he in the undis
puted "possession of the Union forces. Thev
m me their way satelv and quietlv through thirty
miles ol rebel territory , expecting to find freedom
under ihe protection of our flag Whether they
had or bad not heard of the pas -age of the (Jon
fiscal ion Act, they reasoned logically that we
could not kill them for des ling the service 01
their lifelong opptesaors, who had through treason
become our implacable enemies. They came to
us for liberty and protection, lor which (hey were
willing to rentier theii best service; they met with
hostility, captivity, and murder. The balking
of the b se curs ol slavery in this quarter deceives
uo oin? not even themselves. They say, indeed,
that the negroes had no right to appear iti Xew
Oi leans armed (wilh their implimeiits of daily
labor in the cane field) ; but no one doubts that
they would gladly have laid these down if assur
ed that they should be free. They were set upou
and maimed, captured, and killed, because they
sought the benefit of that act of Congress which
they may not specially have heard of, but which
was none the less the law of the laud which they
had a clear right lo the benefit of which it was
somebodn's duty to publish tsr aud wide, in order
that so many as possible fhould be impelled to
desist from serving ni e'- r-nd the iHelhcn ml
cone over to i he side oft he UliMtt. 1 hey mulIi!
their liberty iu strict suoiu.ince aith the las of
the lam; they weie üMvheted or eiislaird loi so
doing l) the help of tlie Unn.li wildier- elili'eO to
tight against slaveholding ne.is.ai. it was i w.r-
and at the bar of God, I will not judge
I
c.n
only hope.
VI 11 On ihe face of this wide earth. Mr Pres
ident, there is not one disinterested, octet in 'ted,
intelligent champion of the Union cause a ho
does not feel that all at I em pis to put Oown the
rebellion and at the same time upholds rs incuing
vice, not at mme. Ak them to tell you candidly
whether the seeming si.b.-er ency of your policy
to the slaveholding. slavery-upholding interests,
is not the iierplexitv, the despair ot statesmen
I of all parties, and be admonished by the general
! ai.-wer.
IX. I close as I beau with the statement that
; what an immense majority ot tin loyal millions
; of your country men require of you is a frank.de-
dared, unqualified, ungrudging execution oi the
i laws of the laud, mote especially of the coiifisca-
tion act. That net iives free oin to the slaves of
j rebels coming within our lines, or whom those
hues may at an times inclose we ask you to reu
j der il due olevliencc by j ublicly lequiriug nil
your subordinates 141 recognize and obey it. The
rebels a everywhere using the late ami negro
I rksSS in the North as they hive Ion-; tiM-d your
: officer's treatment of negroes iu the South, to
! convince the slaves that they hue nothing to
hope Irom a Union success that we meaii in
th it case to fed them into a bitterer bolid.itie to
del'ray the cost ol the war Let them lnioress
t this as a truth on the great m iss of their icno-
rant and credulous oouilmefi, .id the Union will
never be re-tore.! never. We can not conquer
, ten millions of jitoplc united in solid phalanx
gainst us. povverli.ilv aided bv X ort hern svniui-
dasjssa, and Km o; tan allies We must have
scouts, guiiles, spies, cks, teamsters, diggers
and choppers from the blacks of the South, whe
ther we allow ifcesa to lljht tor Us or no.t, or we
shall be b ffled and lepelied. As one of the mil
lions w ho w ouhl gladly have s voided this sti uugle
at any sacrifice b it that of principle and honor,
but who now feel that ihe tiiumph of the Dsjsssj
is iniüspetis.ihle not only to the existence of our
country, but to the well being ol maiiki.nl. I
entreat you to ren-ler a heirty and unequivocal
oi.euicm e to she la of the land.
Yosts, Hobace Grrrxt.
New York. At g 19, 1-62
Arrival of .tlajor (.'rnrral right.
Major General Wright arrived fiom the East
vesie.day inomiiq , and took nwros at the Bur
net Hou-e He was immediately called upon by
liie various mil it 11 y tticials ol this ost. wilh
whom he held a h.'g consultation The boumla
ries ot 'is Depart uent have been eiroiieously
ive 1 by the telegraph. Ihe following is the
territory of the new Department: Ohio. Indiana,
Illinois, Wise-oils n. M chigan, and KenturBJ east
of the Tennessee Bit er, including Cumberland
Gap ami the troops in ih , t v iciinty Missouii is
not included in the Department, as was staled.
The he.duai tei i me to bo in this c.H T he
following geril5meii compose (ieneial Wright's
stall: Surgeon Gi neial. Dr. F M 11 e-tei ; Chief
of Staff and A'ijutaiii General. Major N H Mc
Lean; Assistant do , Cap! C. W Foster; Qsjss
tei master do., Capt II P. Goodrich. Arne de
Camps, Capt. J. M. Rice, Lieui. T. L. ii t ;.
and H. W. Hubheil. jun.
Other appointments will be made early the
coining week.
General Wright Ie;t for Louisville last even-
I rsiiW ay senilis nirtie-. He wiil however, at
QSMMpUl the Slu e on such a looting thai uo fur
ther difficulties will lake pi ice. General Wright
is a man of middle age, and of a commanding
a p cs 1 a nee. His eserrcRSstion is hilh.hut pleas
nut. We are inclined to legiul the CenemJ an
cautious, ami tiot apt lo act hnst.ly or rashly.
When he moves he sill know what he i doing.
He will cut short led tape, and though kind and
hum 11, e to his army, officers and privates, he will
rigidly enforce every onler, and require .hat lhe
ai 11 y regulations be strictly udheied to. His
line of policy mid future operations have not yet
lievelopeu Cin Enquirer.
An tit istioji Hugo-, on Uaa Hin
Ayvhbishop UtGiit-s .eliveied a discourse in
St Pairu-k's Caiheiii-il.iu NewYoik.on Sun-
, co-dl,ul llie toBeRfsSg remarks upon
,
me w ai .
There are things that no man can pretend to
fathom questions that defend upon -o many ad
ditional c.rcumstiiices lor'iheir solution. But
there is one thing and one question that should
be clear to everv mind. It is ihr? that it a war
ot this kind shouhl be continued many years it is
recognized as Mag llowable lor oilier li ilioiis
t.. con. 'line in their strength and put an end lo it.
Better lor the ieop!e iheiuselves to put an end to
it with as little delay as possible 4 It is not a
scouige that has visited us alone. From the be
ginning 01 the woild w.ns have lieen nattoa
aganisi nation an 1 oiicniimes the most terrible
of all wars which is not a war of nation against
nation, but of brother against brother. How long
is this to go on? I. il goes on wa.it is to ne the
assail ot 11, a affoidiue a pretext for all the pow
ers of Europe to combine io put an cud to 11T
And, although I would not say that even then
they should not ne permuted to . liter. eie. when
thev interlered IhroUgh benevolence, and, above
all, when the sword might lie put at rest. 1 do say
to every man. it they do interfere, and if they
interleie sucees-fulu it lhe country and the
Government are not maintained bv every sacrifice
thai is necessary to maintain litem, then your
United Slates wnl become a Poland then it will
become divided then ihe suite will multiply
across every brdei ; every Sine or every section
will claim to be inde, enden , and mike itseil an
easy prey lor ihose w ho will turn and appropriate
the divisions of the ieople of this country for
their own advantage Oh! let it not be .-o.
1 know little ot what has transpired here du
ring id v absence. I have had scarcely time to
look at tlie papers since 1 returned But. st a 1
1 events, much has been done, though not much
' has been realized towards terminating tins uufur
i lunate war. Volunteers have been appealed lo iu
advance of the draft, as 1 under-ia.id, but for my
I own part if 1 had a voice in the councils of the
country, I would say let volunteering continue;
it the lluee huuilred thousiixi on your list lie not
enough this week, next week make a draft of
three hundred thousand more. Il is noiciuei,
this. This is a mercy ; this is humanity. Auy
' thing thai will put an end to this drenching with
; blood the whole surface ol the count. that will
' be humanity. Then every man on lhe cotiti
! nenl, rich or poor, will have to take his share in
j the contest. Then it will not be left lo lhe
Government, whatever Government it will be,
to pi e.u I with the people ami cill on them to
come forward, aud ask them il thev would be
j drafted.
I N, it is for them, the people, to rise and ask
j the Government to dralt them; and those who are
I wealthy ind can not go mem-elves can proviue
substitutes and bring the ilniig lo a close.il it
cm be done. Xo doubt the same efforts will be
i made on the other side and who can blame
them? For the sake of humanity we must re
son to some course of the kind. In the mean
time, beloved brethren, it is enough lot us to
weep for litis calamity, lo pray God that it may
be put to an end, to make sacrifice ol everything
i that we have to su-lam the independence, me
' unity, the perpetuity, the prosperity of the vtily
liov eminent we acknowledge in the world. B- t
it is not iicce-sary to h ite 'iir enein es. It is not
necessary to be cruel in battie, nor to lie cruel
alier is termination. It is iiecess.il to be true,
to be patriotic, to do loi the com. try what the
country needs, and the blessing ol God will recom-
pen.-e those who discharge their duly without fal
tering, and without violating auy of ihe laws of
God or man.
Gkx. Bi n i r at Xew 0, leans has at last pre
roked lhe most virluou- indignation of abolition
ism. He has, in his own language, "interfered to
prevent sri insurrection for liberty by slaves of
planters up the Mississippi;"' which interpreted,
means that Gen. Butler recently interposed
against a servile insurrection, within his jurisdic
tion, of which w omen aud children would have
been the victims.
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