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VERMONT WATCHMAN & SI WE JOURNAL, JUNE 15, 1818.
lUftlcljmaw & State 2ziunal.
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Tliursiliiy, June 15, 1848.
PROCEEDINGS OF THE WHIG
PiiiLADtariiiA. Wednesday, Juno 7.
The Convention mcl in ttio Chinese Museum
thia morning. Such was llio excitement of tho
public on llio occasion, thatnt a very early hour
in tho morning every nventio to tho building
wns densely thronged with people, and llio
.lrM. in ll.n imn.ndlStO VlCinltV IVOrO absolutely
impassable, iinpalicnco soon manifebted itself
in shouts, nini ni icngin, wncn mo auuience
doors woro onencd. the naileries wero filled tn
overflowing in an astonishingly short spneo of
tune, I lie arrangement oi the noor ul llio Uon
volition was in admirable tasto nnd reflected
much credit upon llio Committee who had it in
charge. Tho number of Reporters, Correspond
cuts and Editors in a'tendonco was very largo,
ai.d every available seal was occupied.
An elevated staging was erected midway on
the north side ol tho room, enmo four feet a
bovo the floor, nnd thereon woro llio President
and Vico Presidents nnd Secretaries. Above
tho platform was a large gilt eagle, with flags
draped elegantly therclrom. Tho tables for the
press were arranged in front of tho staging and
along the north side of tho saloon.
Henry Whito of Pa. called tho Convention to
order, and nominated John A. Collier ol IN. ) .
n temporary Chairman, which was confirmed by
Mr. Archer of Vn. moved that the roll of del
egatus should bo called.
Mr. Houston of Ky. moved that Sir. James
Harlan ot Ky. be appointed temporary Sccrcta
Tho Secretary proceeded to call tho roll ol
Tho Chairman aroBO and said : Gentlemen,
when ho was Intermixed by
Mr. Fowler of N. V. who roso and said, " lhat
there was so much noise it was impossiblo for
members to hear anything that was said, and for
one ho hoped that belter order would be prescr-
Tho President Gentlemen we must havo or
der. Unless order and silence is preserved it
will bo impossible to go on.
The President then remarked thnt it had been
suggested lhat Itev. Dr. Brainard, who wns
present, bhould be invited to address tho Throne
of Grace and implore tho guidance of Divine
wisdom, previous to proceeding to Ihu business
of tho day. Is it your wish, gentlemen, that he
bbnuld do so? Yes, yes, yes.
The Rev. gentleman then camo forward and
pronounced tho following praver:
Almighty nnd ever-merciful God! Thou lhat
boldest in Ihy hand the destinies of nations, as
well as individuals, Thy kingdom is a universal
kingdom, and Thy dominion hath no end. Noth
ing is too vast for Thy power, and nothing it
too minute lo escape Thv record. Wo thank
Thee, O God, for the mercies by which wo ore
surrounueu, lor ine uay anu the place in winch
we have our cnrlhly being. Wo lhank Thco.
O God, for our civil and religious privileges ;
wo biers Thco that we aro allowed to select our
own governors, and to appoint thoso who aro to
rule over us. Wc bless our Father in Heaven,
lhat from a lilllo one, our country has become a
great and mighty nation; that Iho prayer which
our fathers mado lo tho God of nations and of
armies hath not been in vain. In all tho perils
if the. past Thou hatt protected us, nnd wo havo
Inilh in Theo that tho same Providence which
hath guarded our liberty nnd our institutions in
Iho limn gono by, will protect them in ages yet.
UGod.' it is our nravor this morniiiff that
Thon wilt bless Thy servants assembled hero to
lai:e counsel in regard to tlio rulers of this land
o bless Thee that thou hast preserved them
ns individuals through tho ncrils of ilioir innr-
ncys. Wo bless Thee, O God, for tho privilege
uMutubu mi-Hi iu iuiu u;uir u n counsel accor
ding lo their own judgments, with none to mo
lest or make tliem afraid. O God. wilt Timo
rule over their deliberations, that nil the results
may by lor their honor, and for the peace, iho
order and tho happiness of this great country.
Wc prny Thee to bless their families in their
nosence, watcli over and protect those ihey havo
left behind, and restore lliem to their homes,
their duties hero discharged, laden with tho rich
experience of Thy goodness. Hoar our nmvnr.
nnd accept nnd bless us through Christ our Re
After which, Mr. Sherman of O. was appoin
ted additional Secretary, and Mr. Secretary Har
lan proceeded to cull tho roll.
When Iho list of tho Virginia Delegation was
being called, Mr. Garnrlt roso and said that he
discovered his namo was not Moses, ns reported
in tho list, though, he would do all he could to
lend them out of Iho wilderness. Ho then han
ded in his name as Muscoo Garnntt.
When Texas was called for, Mr. Connrd of
ui. arose nnu stated tout in case tho Delegates
from Texas were not present, iho Delegation
from Louisiana were empowered to cast the
vole of Texas.
A Member. Is there no gentleman present
authorized to spouk for TexaB ?
The President.- Is there no gentleman pres
ent authorized to speak for Texas ?
Mr. Conrad. Mr. President, I movo you, Sir,
that the Delegation from Louisiana represent
tho .Stato of Texas in this Convention.
Mr. Fowler of N. V. Mr. President, I movo
you, fair, that Iho motion nf tho gentleman from
La. bo luid upon the table till after tho perma
nent organization of tho Convention.
Tho President. Thero is no motion before
Mr. Fowler.-Then I propose, Sir, lhat n
t.ommittco of oiefrom each State be appointed
to report upon tho credentials of Doldrums.
Sevoral members hero sprang to their feet
and cries of "Mr. President! Mr. Prttidcnl!
Mr. PnEsiiiEfiT !" rang frcm all sides of tho
Mr. Conrad got the car of the Chairman, and
Mr. President, the Delegates from Texas stand
hero upon the samo footing as the Delegates
from the other Slates. The gentleman wont on
to say something more wo suppoeo nbout tho
luuung oi mumuors, out tno leet ol tho nsscm
sembly prevented our understanding what it was.
- iiu rresiucni attempted lo put tlio motion
concerning tho examination of the r.rmlnniinia
lien a member arose and said lhat there was so
much noise and confusion in tho Hall that it
was impossiblo for gentlemen in his vicinity to
lmnr n tun.1
Tho President 1 will endeavor to make my
sen neard. Urder, order. Gentlemen In tho
guiieriLs must. Keep order. Is tho Convention
ready lor tho resolution. Cries of what is it?
i vau ii, juuu ii, reau ino resolution.!
u otr. I'rrstdcnt, it seems
to me, fair, that tho timo has not arrived forsuch
n motion as this. Tho timo has not arrived when
tho Committee tan with propriety act Aflor wo
iball havo appointed our permanent President,
nnd organized for notion and are ready to voto
lur our candidates, Ihon it will bo timo enough
to appoint such a Committee. 1 would Ihere
tablV"070 thattll n0'""0" bo laid uI'on tho
Air. Fowler I withdraw tho resolution.
resoiuion0: mei ti" fullwinS
Jjaolttd, That tho polega,ion from each
State select one or their number to compose a
Committee of States, lo select a President Vice
Finsidents and faecrotaries of tliia Convention
N. Uowditch Blunt of N. V. proposed the fol
lowing as nil amendment or substitute :
i. ,i m. rv-Yiniitlpn nf onn from each
Stnto bo appointed by llio Chairman to retire
and report lo this Convention tho names of suit
able porsons ns officers of this Convention.
Cries ol on, oli.J
Messrs. Haskell of Tonti. and niunt of N. V.
mado somo rcmatks which wo could not catch.
Mr. Sicgler of lnd. Mr. President 1 move,
Sir, that the amendment bo laid on the tnbtc.
Several gentlemen hero sprang lo their leci
nnd commenced tnlklmr: tho President called lo
order, nnd Mr. Sicglcr withdrew his motion.
Mr. Collier ot Uhio. I nero nro severm ohk
which havo snnt much larger Delegations to
this Convention than they nro entitled lo. Or
der in llin nnllerv. knock. knOCll.l I WOtlM lIKO
to understand, Sir, whether tho cntiro Delega
tions from theco Slates nro lo tote, or ii tneir
voles nro to toll in deciding this question.
Tlio President. When tno voto la tnucn on
iho resolutions, votes will not bo received from
any Stoles beyond what iboy nro entitled to.
Air. Brndv of In. Mr. President: lam Irom
ono of tho states that has sent tt Inrgo delega
tion, but Indiana will ask nothing beyond her 12
voles. Applauso, and cries of Hint's it!
Tho question on the amendment wns then put
Mr. Fowler moved to lay thu resolution on ihe
table. He said he did so for the purposo o' in
troducing a resolution on credentials. Mr. Fow
!.' . .: i 'i'i. .:..-., ...I
IVI a 1IIUIIU1I HUB lll-u 111 r;u. a iiu niiiiiti. i.pu-
lution (for the Delegations from each Stato tu np
point one of their mcitibcrs, otc.) was then put
John C. Clark of N. V. requested that his
name, which was omitted in redding the roll, bo
added In the list of Delegates. Granted.
Mr. Secretary Uarlan then proceeded In call
upon tho Delegations from the several Stales, to
appoint one from their number to meet in Com
mittee for tho purposo of nominating officers for
Ihe Convention, when tho following gentlemen
Geo. C. Getchcll, Mnino; Geo. W. Ncstnilh,
II.; Solomon tootc, VI. ; James F. emimnns,
R. I.; Gi'u. Atliuiun, Mass. ; James F. Hnbcoek,
Conn.; Nnth. II. Dlunt, N. Y.; William Wright,
IN. J.i Thomas White, l'cnn.; John Wnles, Del.:
Daniel Jenifer, Jr. Md.; Edward Slonlev. N.Ci
Geo. S. llrynn, S. C. Thomas II. King, Go. i S.
J. Peters, La. ; Edwin H. Kivmg, Tenn.; John
A. McUlung, Kv. ; James Collier, Ohio; Solo
mon Meredith, la. : S. Lisle Smith. III. : A.Carr,
Mo.: U. D. Murray. Wis.: M. Newton. Ark.:
Addison J.Comstock. Mich.: Samut-I L. Darren.
I'la.: William Seymour, Vn.: Henry W. llil-
Hard, Ala.; Patrick W. Tompkins, Miss.; R.P.
Low, Iowa ; S. M. Rny, Texas.
1 1 ho Committee then retired for tho purposo
oi iienucraling and reporting lo the Convention.
Mr. llell of Pit. For thu purpose of cnnhlinir
tho Committee to make their selection of officers,
I propose lhat this Convention adjourn till ! o'-
ciock. tunes ui " ino, nn, no.l
Mr. l owier. air. rrcsnlcnl. ihero is n mem
ber on this Committee which has just icttrcd,
from Texas, that lus no representative in this
uonvonlion, Unit has no IJelcgation on this door.
Whether tins Stale is to ho represented by Lou
isiatm or nut, is n question for the Committee on
Credentials to inquiro into. I would therefore
move Hint the unmo ot that member be with
drawn from that Committee.
Cries of question on tho adjournment. 1
'1 he President. Is tho Convention rt-ddv for
the question on adtotirnmeiit ?
rCries of No, no.1 The. nuealion wus nut and
Air. Fowler. I move vou. Mr. President, lhat
Hint name bo withdrawn from tho roll ul the
Committee. Tho question whether Texas is lo
Be represented by Louisiana is ti in ho riuuid
nil, therefore the nppomtmont of thai Member of
the Committee was premature.
Mr. Itrown ot 1 eun. thnuc it it imnronor to
scrutinize into tho credentials of the innu that
the State of Texas sends hero to represent her
ninuua hi una ouiivcnnon.
I he rresidoM. Allow mo to interrupt vou
one moment, Sir. The Committee is already in
seshion, tho Chair, therefore, is of the opinion
mm uiu uioiiou is out ol order. Applause.)
A tnouon lo adjourn was nrrnin mado bv tov
era) members, somo proposing 15 o'clock and oth
ers 4 o'clock. Five or six lruhtluiimii oikiiiiiimi.
ced debating the qurstion, when the President
ui;i;iuiuu uiu iiiuiiuu iimiuuaieaoie.
Mr. Sackctt, of N. Y. Amotion to adjourn
10 a immcuiar timo is iiennteanie.
A Member. Is the question on iho hour dc
T ho President. I think it is not host lo de
bate it. Laughter.
Mr. Archerof Vu. iMr. President, parlmmen
lary rules renuiro that when two hours mo mm
ed for adjournment, the question slnll bo tnken
first on tlio longest time. The gentleman who
proposed .j o clock withdrew his motion, wlncn
wns followed by the withdrawal of the motion
for 4 o clock.
Air. Franklin of Penn. Air. Chnirmar. : I
would movo you, Sir, thnt the rules ol ihe llouso
of Representatives be adopted ns a guide for the
preservation of order in this Convention.
At tho request of T. Hutler King of Gn. tho
President announced that the Commilteo in ses
sion informed llio Convention (hut iho States of
Pennsylvania, Mississippi, Missouri and Arkan
sas aro not represented in the Committee, ;md re
quested tho gentlemen designated for thoao
States to join their brethren in the Commilteo
Room. 1 he gentlemen withdrew to loin Iheir
Air. v ranklin s motion was then nut and car
It wns Ihen moved that the Convention adjourn
to meet at 3 o'clock. An amendment wus otTor
cd lo extend the recess till 4. The amendment
was accepted. Tho motion wns then put, car
ried, and tho Convention stood adjourned to 4
In the afternoon officers were appointed Hon.
JOHN Al. MOREHKAD of N. C. Picsidcnt.
thirty Vico Presidents, (Horace Kverett of Vl.)
and twelve Secretaries, (Porlus lhxler of Vt.)
A long discussion ensued as to permitting the
Louisiana delegation to roprcscnl Texas, in ac
cordance witli a voto of the Texas Whig Stute
TuunspAT, June 8.
Tho Convention reassembled uccoiding lu ap
pointment. The President having resumed his scat, prajer
was offered up by Rev. Air. Atwood of the AI.
Tho minutes wero then read and unnroved.
The President's Address on taking the Chair
yesterday, was ordered on the minutes.
Air. Kverett of Vt. offered a motion thnt when
tho Convention atijourned, it adjourn at 2 1 52 for
a private Convention on the stato ol tho nation,
anu to exclude reporters and spectators until 4
o'clock luid on tho table.
Resolutions wero offered, but laid on the tu
bio or withdraun, tending to define tlio number
of Delegate entitled to scats.
The Committee on Cicdeutials reported that
the Delegates of the District or Columbiu were
admitted to honorary seats, and that the Louisia
na Uolcgales bo permuted to represent Texas,
ami ior oiucr purposes.
That part of thu Committee's lienor! nuthori
zing Delogates from States not fully represented
iu kus uiu enure r.ieciorui vote, nnd lo nil va
cancies, gave rise to a long debnte. 'Tho pre-
i iijua nuesiion was cuiien ior ana sustained.
Tho main question was then nut and tho Commit-
lees recommendation nogatived by Ayes 12(i,
Tho morning was mostly occupied with cxpla-
liuiiuiia ui n.-yniuuu UIU CreUUIIllUlS 01 IHU JJOlC.
gallons irom Missouri and Louisiana.
Tlio Dclcgutcs from Louisiana wero authnriz
ed to cast tho voto of 'Texas in accordance with
the wish ot Texas expressed at the Slate Conven
tion and afterward adjourned till four, P. Al. for
the purpose ot holding a secret session, (in ac
cordance wild Mr. Everclt'd resolution,) iho (lull
uoyo uo opened to tho public ogam till U o'clock,
Tho great featuro of the Secret Session is a
dobato on a motion of iho Ohio Delogates toex.
cludo all candidates for nomination that aro not
openly nvowud and thorough Whigs.
During tho secret session an informal ballot
was token, which resulted ns lollows:
'Jaylor, ISM ; Clay, VJ j Scott, 4(5; Wobstor,
18 j McLean, 3. '
When tho doors woro thrown open, tho debate
was continued in public session.
On the resolution which the nimlr .ui.i.
ed os out of order, and ns not being gcrinain to
North Carolina 10
South Carolina 1
tho question, an appeal was taken, and iho resb-1 Virginia,
lullon opposed with gront warmth uy Air. Has- N. l;.,
kcll and Mr. Gentry of Tonn. Air. Gentry tno- 8. C,
ved to lav it on llio table, which was carried Gcnrcin,
'Tho nrevlous question was then moved. Alabama,
Mr. Fuller of N. Y. protested in iho namo of Mississippi,
tho New Yorli Delegation, vlilch ho raid had not Louisiana,
been heard. Hu Mid if that Slalu wus not heard, Texas,
it would bo heard through tho ballot boxes. The Tonnescnl
Chair said Now l ork must bo heurd in conform. Kentucky,
ily lo thu rules ol llin Convention as well asoth- Uluo,
cr States. Indlm.i,
The previous question wnB thon ordered, und Illinois,
Ihonueslioti Inkcn on the resolutions that this Missouri.
Convention will nt 0 1-4 o'clock proceed to the Wisconsin,
chnico of candidates for tho offices ol President Iowa,
nnd Vico President. Arkansas,
JUsolveil, That tho authorized dolognlps shall Michigan,
vnti- viva voce, and if upon iho first ballot no l londu,
choico is made tho Convention wilt proceed in
like manner until n choico Is made. When the
enndidnto for President is chosen, thu Conven
tion will proceed in tike manner to the choice of
The resolution was put nnd carried.
Mr. Fuller of New York said that tho Whig
constituency of Now York 6unt her dolngntns lo
vote tor a Whig, nnd nothing but n Whig. The
Stato of Now York, unless n Whig is nomina
ted, would not regard humclf ns being bound by
Air. Fuller offered tho following resolution.
lltnolvcil, 'That as the first duty of Iho Repre
sentatives of the Wl ig party in Ihe United Slates
is to preserve tho principles nnd integrity of that
party, tho claims ol no candidate can be consid
ered by this Convention unless such candidate
stands pledged lo support in good faith its nom
inee, nnd to bo the exponent or Whig principles,
A question ol order on tho reception was rais
cd and sustained by Ihe Chair.
An appeal was taken nnd debated by AIcs?rs.
Ashmtln of Aluss., Hilliard of Ala., ami Jenifer
of Md., nn the reception of tho resolution as in
fringing upon tho rules of order prescribed by
resolutions previously adopted. It wns moved to
lay tho appeal on the table nnd carried.
A motion to adjourn until to-morrow at 0 o'
clock was lost.
The Chair then decided that Iho Conven
tion should now proceed to make u nomination
according tnthe previous order.
Nominations lor Scott, Taylor. Clay, Webster
and AlcLcnn were ihen mado amid great uproar,
which tho Chair reproved.
Air. Gullnway of Oli'o, Baid ho u-cs empowered
to withdraw Judge AIcLenh's namo on condition
that it might be afterward presented.
Judge Saunders of Lj. was on motion allowed
lo define Gen. Taylor's position. He then read
n p.ipfr, drown up' by tho Louisiana Delegation,
as lolluws :
"The position occupied by Gun. Taylor in re
lation to the Presidency does not scorn to be cor
rectly understood by many porsons, and for that
reason it is deemed propel by the DelegHion of
Loiiisiuiia ti) make such explanation nud state
ments in relation thereto m may effectually re
move nil doubts which may havo nriscn, from the
effects ol misrepresentation nnd misipprehcn
sion. Gen. Taylor has taken no part in bringing
his name before tho American people in connec
tion with the Presidency, nor docs he present his
nnmn to this Convention ns a candidate; his
Iriends throughout iho country, rather discoura
ged than encouraged by him, have placi-d him
prominofiily before the inlion as worthy of filling
the place once occupied by the illustrious fathei
of his country, and Gen. 'Taylor consents to the
nomination. 'lie considers himself in the hands
ol his friends who h ivo honored him with the
choice; he Inn publicly and rcpeitcdly stated
that they miu'ht withdraw htm whenever they 1
thought tho interest of the country required it;
ho does not consider that, under the uirctnriil.il
ces on which his namo has been brought forward,
it would bo proper in him to withdraw himself.
Such has been his position since hu assented lo
the use of his n.ioio subsequent to the capture of
Alonleiey, andbiich is his position now."
On behalf of thu Delegation from Louisinni,
I will farther stato that Gen. Tuylor desires it In
be undeis'.ood that in bis opinion his friends wn
ciiinc into ihi Convention nre bound toubideby
its decisions, and to su.-dniii tho nominee, heart
and soul; lhat (Jen. 'Taylor recngnizpil in hi
friends in this Convention the right to withdraw
Ins name, nnd hu will cheerfully acquiesce in
such withdrawal. Gen. Tuylor, we nro iiUo au
thorized t say, will hail with entire satisfaction,
ony iiouiiniliou beside hiinsidf, being persuaded
Unit the welfare of our country requires a change
ol men and incisures in order to arrest the down
vard tendency of our national tilla'us.
On making the nnnounccment the Delegates
of Lnnisijiia wished It to bo distinctly iinders'ood
tint it involves no inconsistency on the pirl ol
Gen. Taylor. In case the choieo of this Con
vention hlinuld t'.JI tin another than Gen. 'Taylor
und his Iriends iu ibis Convention withdraw him,
it will be their act und not his, but in which In;.
will cheerfully ncqiuc. c ; and by the act of tini
line with this Convention his Iriends withdraw
his name Irom the canvass, tinle.s.) hobs tlio nom
inee of ibis Convention. And wo deem it prop
er to assure tho Whigs of the Union lhat we de
sire the nomination ijnd election of Gen. 'Taylor
to tho Presidency on no other than broad nation
Ah. Truman S nith of Conn, presented the
following letter Irom Gen. Scott:
Wasiilnotom, Juno 3, 1 18-
Dhau Sin I hasten to acknowledge the
honor nf your letter of this dale. I admit and
fenl nil thu force of the public views you have
laid before me. Until within a few days I hud
not supposed that my name was nt all likely to
bo brought beforo the great Whig National Con
vention now soon to meet in Philadelphia to so
led the-candidato ol ihe Whig party for tho
next Presidency ot the United States. Whether
I receive votes or not in tht t enlightened body
for tho high station in question, 1 shall, as a
Whig, feel myself under every obligation that
can bind a citizen to his country, to give to ihe
nominee, whether it bo myself or nnothor of tho
candidates with which my name is associated,
tho moral influence and support it may be in my
power rightfully to exert, and I ought not lo
doubt lhat all Whigs will bo equally patriotic in
the camo good cause. Respecting the personal
friendship which you send me, I remain, my
dear Sir, faithlully yours,
Hon. 'I'iu'.mak Smith.
Tho Convention then proceeded to ballot with
the following result:
FIRST II ALLOT.
Ctay Tiiylor. JIVMcr. Scull. Clayton. Mc Una.
r, u o o o o
ii r, o o o o
i i o o o o
JO II o o-o o
(I 10 o o o
(! 0 0 0 0 0
Ii 0 0-0 0 0
4 0 0 0 0 0
13 0 0 0 0 0
7 fl 0 0 0 0
I I 0 21 0 0
3 1 0 8 0 0
I 3.0 1 0 0
Ii (I 0 0 0 0
I 3 0 0 0 0
3 1 0 0 0 0
3 0 0 0 0 0
0 2 0 3 0 0
3 0 0 0 0 0
Total : Taylor, 1 18-Clay,8l Webmcr, 22
Scott, 4!)-Cloylon, 4 McLean, I, Whole
number, 27!)-.iicccs3ary lor a choice, 110 no
Tho Convention then adjourned in gicat con
fusion. FninAv, Juno !.
Swim. 7Wr. Coy. lltbr,
After General Tnvlor was nominated. Air. Car
roll, of Now-Yurk, proposed that it bo n tinitiiiiii
Mr. Ilryant, of South Carolina, gave it his
Mr. Allen, of Alausnchusctts, could not as
sent. He believed the Whig patty was dis
solved. Air. lJinghun, of Ohm, ofieied n resolution,
that the Convention nsnnt lo tin: nomination, if
General Taylor would accept it as iho nominee
ol the Whig piily, and pledge htmselt to carry
out the puricinles of no extension of slavery
over free territory, protection, &c.
'The Chuir sjid all ibis discussion was out of
Air. llrJillord moved tint the Convention nd
jottrn to Ihreo o'clock negatived. lie then
moved to luve n recess fur lull an hour, which
was ulfo negatived.
Tim Convention then pmceedeil to nominate
candidates for Vice President, and the following
were nominiled, viz: Messrs. Evans, Abbott
Liwrence, Cbyion, Stewart, Ew'mg, Winthrop,
Seward, John Young, King of Georgia, Tliurlow
Weed, John Sargeant, Hamilton FHi, und Ale
Mr. Ashoumgaviihiscnrdi.il concurrence to
tho proceedings of tho Convention.
Air. Wilson, of M.iHB.ichusetls. said he would
do nil be could in oppn-iitloii lo them.
Air. hunt, of Miissjchus'ilts, cave the nominee
a cnrili.il support. Hu believed Mr. Wilson did
not u.ipri-ss the setitiiui-nls ol Massachusetts.
'The b.illoiuig lor Vico President then com
menced. FIRST HALLOT.
New York, 2!)
0 3 0 0 0
0 GO 0 0
1 0 0 0 0
0 12 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0
0 15 10
3 0 0 0 0
8 0 0 0 0
0 0 1) 3 0
0 0 0 0 0
15 0 0 0 0
li 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0
10 0 0 0 0
3 0 0 0 0
(i 0 0 0 0
li 0 0 0 0
5 0 0 0 0
4 0 0 0 0
3 0 0 0 0
13 0 0 0 0
5 0 0 0 0
0 0 20 0 I
1 0 0 0 I)
4 0 1 0 0
2 0 0 0 0
(i 0 0 0 0
2 0 0 0 0
1 0 0 0 0
Whole number of votes 270. Clay 07 : 'Pay
i.nit 1 1 1 ; Scorr 43 ; W:iiSTKii22; CYayto.n
4: AIcLeam 2.
No choico being effected on the first ballot, a
awuuu nm UUI1U llliu mm icauiiuu ut, lUIIUWH
SECOND 11 ALLOT.
7'iiyfor. Clot. IVtbiUr, Scott. CUulcn McUan.
Mil 1 00,
5 0 3 1 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0
1 5 0 0 0 0
1 3 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0
1 28 1 5 1 0
3 4 0 0 0 0
1) 7 0 10 0 0
0 0 0 0 3 0
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Me Keiinon . . 13
Sergodiil . . li
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Fillmore . . 173
L-iwreuco . . .87
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Air. ! illuioro was thereupon dechred to bo
nomiiuti.'d as tho candidate for Vice President.
Air. AlcCulloch, of Now Jersey, then moved
that General Taylor's nomination be niadu unan
imous. Air. Vnnco seconded the motion. Ho hnd
oppivcd thu selection ol General Taylor, but ho
was too old u soldier not to surrender when hu
wns fairly whipped, iiu did not despair of car
Air. Carroll, ol New.Yotk, said his Stato
would givo Taylor nil overwhelming majority.
ur. Johnson, ot rennsylvunia, said his State
would respond nobly.
Sir. Jenifer pledged .Maryland.
Air. Collier pledged Ohio.
Air. Tilden, of Ohio, offered n resolution af
firming it to be the duly of CuiiL'russ tu prohibit
slavery Irom being exlended over free territory
nnu on uiu luuie.
'The Convention then adjourned to 4 o'clock.
Tho afternoon wus spent in speeches to hur-
inouize the views of the convention, when it ud-
journed without day. Speeches in our next.
1'roin tho Ponnfylviirtia Inquirer.
Tho Whig Young Alen's National Convention
of Ratification was held I ist evening, in Inde
pendence Square. It wna an immense n mb'lity
doiionsirntiou-TIlOUSANDS upon THOUS
ANDS were in attendance, mil only tho Whigs
of the city and county of Philadelphia, but from
all the ueighGuring Slate.). New York, New
Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and ouour two oth
ers of uur comparatively (near neighbors, wero
fully rrpies3iiled. Sonic of tho dolegates wero
distinguished by appropriuto badges and mottoes,
and llio spirit throughout was of
Umion I1ah.mo.ny anu Coiscimation.
All regarded each other us Whigs, aiming at
nnu common object, tlio triumph of the euusp
nud thu good of tlio country, and thus Ci.ay men
und Tailoi; men tho Iriends of Scott, und of
Wbiisyer, of Clavtox, and AIcLean, all uni
ted, harmonized, and shouted together. Tlio en
thusiasm surpassed everything ol' the kind that
has ovtr occurred in our city.
Tho bcono at limes was ut onco exciting and
siiblnnu such nu immense mass of human be
ings, all unimalcd by ono Impulse all moved by
thu samo patriotic cuuse forgiving nud forget
ting past differences of o intuii uniting u,ioii
utio broad, liberal and national und patriotic plat
form ! 'The lights tho music tho llags tho
banners Iho iincripttom tho many stunds
thiilliug speeches, and ever and unoti thu shouts
of the vast mullilmlo served lo form a scene that
stirred tho depths of Ihe heart.
It is impossible, within tho limits to which wo
uro compelled lo confine ourselves, lu do moro
limn give a incru outline of this demonstration.
Indeed, Ihu scenes weio to muny lliu speakers
so numoious and iho applause so frequent, Unit
it wuuld be Impossible to do justice, in any at
tempi at full and graphic dots lis.
Long beforo ihu hour of thu meolin;, deputa
tions poured into tho Square at alt points. Wouio
wero nccooipuiued by bauds of music, boie ban-,
ours und llags, were led on by Marshals with
sashes and badges, and wero greeted with thu
loudest ucelamuuoi.a by tho thousands who had
already ussomblcd. 'Tho Square was brilliantly
illuminated with Drummond, llongola, and other
lights, und ul intervals, caution " tie discharge!.
Tlio crowds in tho immodiato neighborhood, nnd
in all tho loading nvcuues, wero limiisnse. The
whole city and county seemed to have poured
forth into Chestnut street, nnd tho placo of meet
ing, nnd thus from sunset to u Into hour nt nij-ht,
the sceno was thnt of a busy hive of human lo
ings. All seemed Joy, enthusiasm, nnd good na
ture. 'The Whig spirit was up, and old and
young mingled together, ns if In some great ju
The principal stnnd was erected Immediately
In tho rear of llio Hall of Independence, and
was entered by tho stairs of tho Hall, and llirougli
the upper windous. It was constructed in tho
most substantial manner, and wug capable of ac
commodating ut least one hundred persons. It
was festooned with fi.igs and banners, nnd wns
illuminnled with the Potent llurning Fluid, man
ufactured by Alcssrs. Shaw &, Roberts. Among
thoso who occupied the stand, wero tlio Commit
tee of Arrangements, and many ol the members
of tho Whig National Convention. Occasional
ly n splendid band played up exhilarating airs,
and the thutiiler of artillery, the brilliant lights,
and the vast multitude, contributed tu animate
mid rouso till within tho inffueiico ot thu Bccno
and lis associations.
A i tho designated hour, tho meclinrr was called
loordrr by Ronr.riT Mnnnis, on whose motion
tho following gentlemen wero chosen officers:
Pm'tdntl W, F. Johnston, of Penn.
Vice VrstVcni Gov. E. Kent, Me. : A. Col
by, N. SI.; Solomon Footo; Vt.; Goo. Ashintin,
Mass.; J. F. Simmons, R. I.; N. L. While. Conn.:
J. W. Fowler, N. Y.; Wm. Wrmlit. N.J.: II. I).
Maxwell, Ponn.s J. R. AIcFcc. Del.: John C.
Croome, Aid.; Gen. Irvin, Vn.; D. AI. Harrincor.
N. C; E. Garnagr, S. C; G. W. Crawford, Gn.;
C. C. Lmgdon, Ala.; Thos. J. Harnett. Ind.: Jos.
Vance, Ohio; W. J. Graves, Ky.; G. A. Henry.
Tenn.; J. Vnndevotitcr, III.; 1). D. .Mitchell, -Aliss.;
I', w.isowton, Ark.; U. U. Mllcholl, Mo.; Jos.
R. William", Mich.; J. D. Hart, Florida ; 11. E.
Lnstman, Wis.; J. .McJIanus, Iowa ; D. II. Ep
person. To vas.
sccrtlancs Stanley, i. u.; J. llrown Hon,
Putin.; C. Iltillitt.Li.; Geo. Lunt, Alass.j S. Lilen
Smith, III; S. S. L'llonmiodioii, Ohio; Alex'r
Ramsnv, Penn.; C. II. Wiley, N. C; J. Fulle
N. Y.; Jos. P. Lnughoad, Ponn.; H. Frnzier, 'Tenn.;
1'. Uaxter, Vt.; J. iUunroe, Maryland; Thurlow
Wend, N. Y.
Tlio Hon. W. F. Johnston then came forward.
Ho wns receivcil with n deafening round of np
planso. He expressed Iho liveliest sptisfaclion nt
such nn immense assemblage, and immediately
referred lo the Whig Convention, its candidates,
their merits and claims, and tho motives nud in
flucnecs which had actuated the delegates in ma
king thu selection. 'Thero had been presented
the names of several of tho most distinguished
citizens of tho Urion men who adorned and
honored, not only their country, but the ago in
which ihey live. J he selection had been made
from iho-io men, nud ho felt that nil could with
propriety and patriotism support Iho nominees,
JNn good, no true Whig, would withhold his aid
Whatever their preferences before ho Convon
lion, nnd however fairly nnd honestly those pref
erences might havo been urged, it w-us the duly
of nil, not only to yield in Iho candidates, but to
give them a hcarly, manly, and an enthusiastic
Hut ho would not detain the meeting, espee
ially ns there were other nnd better speakers to
lullow. no hinl merely risen to announce that
Mr. J-owlcr, ot K. 1 ork, and Gen. Irvin ol I'enn
would prciido nt two of the other principal
stands ami also to state, that Gov. AIorcho.id,of
N. C, and President of tho National Convention
lhat had lu.'t concluded Us labors in this city,
would uddro.-s tho meeting, liov. Morohcad
was received with three times three. Ho said
lhat it became hi duly ns tho President of the
Whig National Convention, lo announce in an
official form, tho nomination of Gen. ZtciuiiY
Taylor, of La., as tlio Whigcandidate for Pres
identnfthe United States, and AIillaku Fill
mork, ol New York, ns the Whig candidate
lor Vico 1'rcsidorit ot Ihe United Status.
Tho Whigs of Ihu nation had met together by
representatives or delegates; and. after mature
ii nil deliberate consultation, had decided that llio
distinguished individuals who had been chosen
wero most available, and best calculated, under
nil tho circumstances, to bo the Whig standard
bearer., and to lead to a glorious victory. 'Tho
names ol other nnd eminent statesmen and sol
dnirs had nNo been submitted. Aiming them
lint of the beloved nnd cheri.-hed Saim of Ash
hind. (Cheers.) Also, that of thu distinguished
victor of .Mexico, w ho was now, desivle the lau
rels thai udornod his brow, and the services that
he had rendered hu country, under tho dupleas
uro ol lus Government. But the time would
come when ample justice would bo rendered him.
'The American people would never nermit,
with impunity, a tried patriot to be oppressed.
The deeds ol Winfiold Scott wero brilliant in
the annals nf iho nation ; and yet, whtlo wo worn
here, mingling our voices and our hearts, ho w-as
siiojccicu 10 me annoyance oi nn indirect trial
nt iho lilllo town of Ficdericfc. iu Aid. But he
wos one wno never quailed pom un enemy,
whether in front or in rear; and Ida countrymen
would not forget his priceless services. The
other names beforo tho Convention wero alluded
lo in proper terms ; and Gov, Alorehcad proceed
ed to allude lo General Taylor, his merits, Ids
services, nnd his principles. Ho considered him
ns puro a Whig as could ho found in the United
States. A brilliant victory was bofore us. The
Whigs had a gallant standard-bearer ono nlin
possesses the hearts, the confidence, and Ihe af
fections of the American people. They had on
ly to be true to themselves to bo united, harmo
nious, conciliatory lo uchievo'nll their laudable
and cherished objecls and ends.
General Barrow, uf Tennessee, next nddress
ed tho meeting. He (-aid that he was neither a
prophet, nor tho son of a prophet; but there
were men in lhat assemblage, nud on that Btand,
who could bear witness, that on tho nnniversary
of a day sacred tu every American that on
which tho birthday of tho Father of his Country
ami '.ho victory of Dueua Vista was celebrated
he, in this city, and in tho very building iu
which Iho Whig National Convention had held
lliotr deliberations, had ventured to proclaim that
7, achirv 'Taylor was tho choico ot the Whig
paity of the nation, nnd would become ils nom
inee. And, ulthough ho wns not thu seventh son
of a soventh son, ho would tako upon himself in
k 1 1 lin spirit lo proclaim lhat, on tho 4lh of Alarch,
1810, tho samo Old Hern would bo formally in
augurated at Washington, as tho next President
of these United States.
Ho then reviewed the action of the Conven
tion. When thoy met, strong din'erei.ces ol o
pinion existed. Theso opinions nnd preferences
were expressed with warmth und with firmness,
and yet with courlusy and deeoruni ; and nt the
conclusion, ho rejoiced to say, all wero united
and harmonious. Tho spectacle presented was
ono of which ho was proud, of which every A
merican might bo justly proud. Look nt Eng
land, at Italy, at Germany, nnd even ut France,
where we havo but recently witnessed such no
bio efforts fur tho establishment of a republican
form of Government; und yet wo must turn with
ailii-fjction to our own happy land. 'The candi
dates beforo tho Convention included the names
uf tho mighty, iho pure, and the patriotic. That
Convention had passed upon Ihe claims ol the
intellectual glint of Now England Daniel
Webster. Coming ns ho (llio speaker) did from
the South, ho took pleasure in saying that there
wag not his (.Mr. Webster's) peer in intellectual
strenoth in lids country no. nut in tho wnrli'.
A lid then no had afo presented the name of
a man, whose imago was burled deep in the heart
of hoai is of every Whig in this land a sago
und a patriot, who could never be mentioned
without kindling the warmest enthusiasm, and
exciting thu noblest Iceliugs of uur nature
A third namo wus that ol Winfield Scott the
horn of two wars tho young hero of tho war of
181:.', nnu the old and glunous hero ot the war
uf 1817 ono whose namu mid whoso fame, hu
begged leuvo to say, would bo referred to by our
children, after wo had passed away, us among
tho brightest on tho rolls of heroes, uiiher of an
liquity orof modern times. Hut whatshould he
say of tho nominee the old Thunderer of Hue
nu Vista? of Znchary Tuylor, tho Whig standard-bearer?
His wus the proudest position ev
er enjoyed by a candidate for tho Presidency
sinco tho days of Washington. But our limits
and our timo compel us to curtail. Gen. Barrow
spuko eloquently and well, as he always does.
The Hon. Geo. U. Richardson, of Maryland,
was tho next sneaker. 'Tho vast voico of the
, people of tho nation wus heard through their
representatives thero assembled, and that voico
was lor .senary Taylor, ot Louisiana. They
wero thorn to ralify Ilia nomination which had
ust been Inndo by tho National Convention: and
every trim Whig would respond In llio huartidst
spirit. Ilo regarded tt as tho voico ot the coun
try. Ilo camo Ihero ns llio Sanftl of Henry
Clay; but ho acceded In Iho result and voted fur
it. Uut when ho stood in public, nnd whenever
Ilonty Clay was named, ho must accord to him
tho highest, tho loftiest, tho most noblo position
of any citizen iu tho United Slates.
Ho had lollowod him through uood report and
through evil for twoniy yenrs. Ho gnvo his first
voto.for him for Iho Prosidoncy, nnd since that
timo ho had never dotted an t or crossod n I, when
voting thu Whig ticket. Tho Presidency would
confer no honor upon thu Sago of Ashland. It
woitiit ratnor lower than oxalt. Ho stood glori
fied in the' estimation of his countrymen. Ho
next referred to Gen. Scott, and cited his glori
ous career, from tho capturo ol Vera Cruz to tho
conquosi ol the city or Mexico, in Illustration or
his character and deeds. Of Daniel Wobstcr ho
jtikod who could, and who would daro to speak
in other terms than those of respect? Ilo was
identified with tho nation and iu glory. No man
questioned his oxaltcd intellect. And then tho
nominees woro rclurrcd to in eloquent ond stir
When Air. Richardson h id concluded, Wm. J.
rice, Esq., came forwnrd, and submitted tho
following icsoluliona. "which wero uuanimouslv
I. Resolved. That Iho Whitrs of tho United
States, hero assembled by thsir Representatives,
heartily ratify tho nominations of Gen. ZAeiunr
Taylor ns President, nnd Millard Fildiuhe
as Vico Trcsident uf tlio United States, and
pledge themseives lu tlieir support.
2. Resolved, That in the choico nf Gen. Tay
lor, ns iho Whig candidate lor President, wo nro
glad to discover sympathy with n grout populir
sentiment which, having its origin in admiration
of great military success, has been strengthened
by the developomoiit in every action and every
ivuru, oi houiiu conservative opinions, and ot
true fidelity to tho great examples of former
days ; and to thu principles of iho Constitution,
as administered by its founders.
ii. nesoived, I hat Gen. Taylor, tn saying lhat
had ho voted in 1841, ho would havo voted tho
Whig 'Picket, gives us the assurance, and no
better is needed from a consistent and truth
speaking man, that his heart was with us at the
crisis of our political destiny, when HENRY
vlivi was our candidate, and when not only
Whig principles wero well defined and clearly
assorted, but Whig measures depended on sue-
vw. iuu iiiuii mm was wim us men, is wuu
us now, and wo havo a soldier's word of honor,
and a life of public and private virtue as the security.
4. Resolved. That wo look tn Gen. Tavlor's
administration of tho Government as ono condu
cive of PEACE, PROSPERITY, nnd UNION,
nr i p. Art' i, u... ' i i...
. ...awxj, uviuuau iiu uni.--juiiL-r miuivB, ur lias
greater reason to deplore, what ho has seen sad
ly on the field of victory, the horrors of war, and
especially of a foreign and nggressivo war. Of
PROSPEIUT Y now moro than ever needed tn
relieve the nation from n burthen of debt, nnd to
restore INDUSTRY agricultural, manufactur
ing, nnu commercial to its accustomed and
peaceful functions and influences. Of UNION,
because wo havo a candidato whoso very posi
tion as a Southwestern man, reared on the banks
of that great stream, whoso tributaries, natural
nnd artificial, cmbraco tho wholo Union, renders
the protection of tho interests of the wholo
country his fust trust, and w hose varied duties in
pa-si tno nave been rendered, not on the soil or
under the flas of any Stato or section, but over
tho wido frontier and under tho broad banner of
5. Resolved. That slandinf. ns thn Whi-rvir.
ty does, on thu broad and firm platform of tho
Constitution, braced up by nil its inviolable nnd
sacred guarantees anil compromises, and cher-
isneu ri mo nuections because protective ot tho
interests of tho people, wo aro proud to have as
the exponent of our opinions, one who is pledged
lo construe it by tho wisrj and gsnerous rules
which Washington applied to it, und who lias
said, and no Whig desires any other assurance,
that ho will inako Washington's Administration
tho model of his own.
li. Resolved, Thatns Whigs and Americans
wo nro proud to acknowledge our gralitudo for
tho great military services which, beginning at
l'ulo Alto, and ending at Buena Vista, first awak
ened the American pooplo to a just estimate of
him wlio is now our Whig candidate. In tho
discharge of a painful duty for his march into
ihu enemy's country was u reluctant ono in the
command of regulars nt one time, and of volun
teers at another, und of both combined ; in tho
decisive, though punctual discipline of hu camp,
where nil respected nnd beloved him, in the
negotiation of terms fur a dejected and despor
ato enemy in tho exigency uf actual conflict,
when the balance was perilously doubtful, wo
hive found him tho same, brave, distinguished
nnd considerate; no heartless spectator of blood
shed no trificr with human life or human hap
piness; and wo do not know which lo admire
most, his heroism in withstanding the assaults of
the enemy, in Iho almost hopeless fields ot Bue
na Vista mourning in generous sorrow over the
graves of Ringgold, of Clay, or of Hardin or in
giving, in the best of b.atlle, terms of merciful
capitulation to a vanquished fou at Monterey, and
not being ashamed tu avow that ho did ittosparo
women and children, helpless infancy, and more
helpless age, against whom uo American soldier
over wars. Such a military man, whose triumphs
are neither remote nor doubtful whoso virtues
these triuls hive tested, wc aro proud to make
7. Resolved, 'That in support ofsuch a nom
ination wo ask our Whig friends throughout the
nation to unite, nnd lo co-opcrato zealously and
resolutely with earnestness on behalf of our
candidate, whom calumny cannot reach, and
with respectaldo demeanor towards our adversa
ries, whose candidates havo vet to nrnvo thVu-
claim on the gratitude of the nation.
Col. Haskell, of Tennessee. Wo were hero
to ratify a nomination mado two years ago in
every valley nnd ovory hill-top in the land, when
the victories of Buena Vista and Palo Alto were
heralded throughout tho Republic. Ilo camo
from tho best Whig district in Tennessee the
district which reared the standard of rebellion
against Andrew Jackson. Ho had served under
Henry Clay, as an elector. Ilo had followed
'Taylor to victory on the plains of Alexico, was
in ihe ranks of Scott ut Cum Gordo. Uo loved
thorn nil, but loved Taylor Ihe bet. The Col.
then narrated several anecdotes, which wcru re
ccived with immen&o npplauso.f In Tennessee
thoy mudo all tlieir young men into Whigs.
Air. Hugh Maxwell, of New York, next took"
the stand, and spoke of the character of Zaehary
Taylor. His remarks woro received with great
Gen. Leslie Coombs, of Kentucky, now rose
and said that ho had left a sick bed to como and
address the meeting. Ho had known the sage
of Ashland from Ins infancy ; ho had always look
ed to see him rewarded for his abilities, becauso
lie had been viloly slandered by his enemies.
But hours beforo this, Iiu lightning had convey
ed to Air. Clay tho nows, and ho is now sleeping
quietly nt homo in Ashland, saying "God bo with
tho Whig party." Ho wished that all of thoso
present hud heard Henry Clay nt tlio last meet
ing at which bespoke at Ashland, lie thon said,
'1 am an old man, butjnot too old to explain my
principles and defend myself. Liko an old stag
sore pressed by tho bloodhounds of patty, ho had
returned to his ancient lair to ho him down and
die. Ho scorned and dclL'd them now, ns ho
ever did, Henry Clay was now and had been
on friendly and confidential intercourse with
Zachary Taylor. Air, Coombs had known Tay
lor from a boy, Ilo recollected him at Fort Har
rison, when a mere boy; and even then, when
the fort was about to bo lirod, with the spirit of a
young hero, ho refused to surrender.
Tho effort of Goncral Coombs was one of tho
happiest of tho night, and ho concluded by urg
ing tho Whigs lo do their duty to strike for lib
erty und their country. Ho uiso returned thanks
lo all tho Stales who had voteJ for Henry Clay.
While ho will act with you, ho will never forget
Gov. Kent, of Alainc, Air. Carr of North Caro
lin.a, Mr. Chandler, of Massachusetts, Air. Car
roll, of Now York, Air. Houston, of Delaware,
and several other gentlemen addressed tho meet
in, In the most ell'ectlvo terms.
Tho sub-meetings must bo dismissed in a few
words. Notwithstanding thousands surrounded
the central stand, other thousands collected to-
Jgother at various points of tlio Square; whnro tho
opening was niso oi mo most stirring character.
Over tho centra gate drt Walnut street, ti
Jtdondid American flag was neatly hung, whilo
Uio small Udngoln lamps, immediately in front,
added n richness to tho scone.
At tho stand on Oth Wnlnut streets, at a few
I'11'1" pnst 8 o'clock un organization look placo.
J. W. 1'ovvler, of Now York, was called on tt
preside. Ho addressed Iho mass of his fellow
citizens at length, and referred in glowing lan
cuago to tho "mighty current breaking out in
tho old world" in favor ol republican liberty, At
this time, moro lhat nny other, did it becomo us
to select a man competent for this crisis, (cIioomi.
It was known lhat his first choice, as a delegato
from Now York, was for Honrv Hlnu. I.i' I...
submitted to the will of tho Convention, nnd was
ready to support that good whig, ZACHARY
TAYLOR. Air. Fowler concluded by strenu
ously ndvocating harmony in tho Whig ranks,
iuu result oi wined wouiu uo certain success to
ZACHARY TAYLOR. (Cheers.)
mr. jiaicneiuer, ot unmnridgc, Mass., satd
lint as ono of iho delegates from Massachusetts
had Bald that ho (tho delegate) Intended to op
poso tho nomination of Gen. Tuylor, and had al
so nssorted that it would not receive support in
that Slate, ho felt himself called upon to deny
tho last assertion, and affirmed tnat tho nomina
tion-nould bo cheerfully accepted, which would
bo shown by Massachusetts, giving a handsomti
m&jority for tho Hero of Buena Vista. Ho re
ferred to tho former course of Gen. Cass, in In-,
mission nt Paris, and also his French book on
Louis Phillippc. As to thu Vico Presidency,
tho first choico of tho Whigs of his Stato wn.
for Abbott Lawrence, but ns tho the Convention,
had chosen Alillard Fillmore, in his place, thoy
would, ho had not tho least doubt, cheerfully con
cur in the nomination.
lie was followed by Mr. Collins Lee, or Balli -more
; Col. Cox, of Tennessee ; J. L. N. Strat
ton, of New Jersey; Air. Lyman, or Vermont,
Mr. Chandler, of Alass; Air. Stanton, of Ohio;
Air. Brown, of Pennsylvania; Air. Ricardo, of
Louisiana, who kept the meeting in a continual
roarby his amusing anecdotes; Air. Houghton, uf
Vermont; Air. Wlnlnoy.of Now York; Air. Fos
ter, of Georgia; nnd several other gentlemen.
Alany oi tho abovo speakers stated that thoy hail
come to this city, determined to support Henry
Clay ; but as tho Convention bail sninriml nnml..
cr candidate, they, ns good Whigs, gave their
hearty support to tho nominee, General Zachary
I nylor, of Louisiana, promising louso their ut
most exertions to place him m tho Prcsidentm!
At Iho Stond erected nt lhnr.nrnn.-nf Flril, nn,l
Walnut streets, General Irvin, of Pennsylvania
presided, and made a few brief remarks.
Air. Walker, of Indiana, ami Col. Rivers, of
Rhode Island, followed.
Tho speech of Col. R. wns a happy effort in
favor of Ihe Whig cause. He, for one, was wil
ling to ubide the decision of the Convention, anil
conjured the Whigs of tho Union lo support Iho
ticket nominated by the Whig delogates. Wo
havo chosen, said Col, R., a man who never sur
renders a man who cannof bo mado to surren
der. I camo here a Clay man. but I rro awav a
Zachary Tuylor man. I nssuro you, Rhodo 'Is
land will cast her vote for Zachary Taylor.
I go in for Fillmore and nobody clso, said tho
eneaker. (Annlausoi Tu Nnunmrmr nnvi ,
shall hoar the echo from every mountain, every
log cabin, reverberating in loud notes the names
of TAYLOR and FILLMORE. (Immense an-
Gen. Irvin (President) next followed. He said
it was not his purpose lo make a speech. Ho
camo Into the Convention u General Scott man ;
out ns another good Whig had been nominated,
ho pledged himself, nud he thought hu could
p;cugc tno vote oi ins jJistrict, lor that distin
guished man-Gen. ZACHARY TAYLOR
Mr. Whitney, ot New ork, spoko in an a
blo manner. Mr. W. had his preference for Air.
Cluy, but he was satisfied Gen. Taylor was iho
stronger man. ueloro ho came to (lie Conven
tion, he was satisfied that Gen. Taylor could poll
as large u voto as Gen. Washington ever did.
New York would civo him 50.000 mninntv.
In conclusion, said Mr. W., Whigs of tho Un
ion, oil' hats, off coats, and to the- work. (Ap
plause.) Mr. Sweet, of Illinois, made an clonuciit
speech, which was warmly applauded. He, liku
others, had his preferences; but on the last bal
lot Illinois was proud to cast her voto lor Zach
ury 'Tuylor. Whilo wo cannot promise to you
llio voto of Illinois for Zachary Taylor, yet wo
liuvc hope even for that dark la'nd of Egypt. No
part ol tlio delegation of Illinois ever entertain
ed a doubt of Gen. Taylor's attachment to Whig
principles. Wo have scon tho men who nccom
panted him in the battlo field, nnd they are proof
Fellow citizens, Zachary Taylor is as'good a
Whig as cither of you, and as such, will com
mand the support ot the whole Whig party. I
believe that the miserable rulo of Ijocofocoistn
lias destined Gen. Taylor to bo tho President of
the Union. With every battlo field of Alexico
whitened with the bones of Whigs, with tho
lives of Clay, Hardin, and others, sacrificed upon
the plains of Alexico, tho Whigs have sufficient
to rouse them to work in the good cause.
Air. Duncan, of Louisiana, was then introduc
ed to the meeting. His remarks wero quite hu
morous, and called forth great applauso. Air. D.
contended that Gen. Taylor was a good Whig
that in case he had not been nominated by tho
Convention, his name would havo been with
diawn from tho canvass. (Immense applause.)
Air. I). pledged himself to support the nominees
of the Convention with all his ability, though
his lavortto was an Eastern man Daniel Web
ster. But wo havo scarcely room for n word more.
Tho demonstration was from first to last, worthy
of Philadelphia, worthy of tho nominees, worthy
of tho Whigs othe Nation. It will long bo re
membered with interest and delight,
Wo givo as full an account of tho National
Convention as room will permit. Alorc anon
Our remarks must also bo brief.
Gon. ZACHARY TAYLOR of Louisiana ia
the nominee for tho Presidency: among all tho
whigs named for tlmt office, nono could havo
been selected so unwelcome to us.
AIILLARD FILLMORE of Now York is tho
candidato for Vico President a noble son of
Vermont, " born in an humblo cot among tho
Green Alountains, and cradled in a oap trough."
A man of good principles, good talents, sound
judgment, long experience in public affairs, un
doubted integrity and unsullied character, no
name could bo moro heartily welcomed by us.
With honest pride and heartfelt joy can Vermont
hail his elevation to tho second posHn tho Gov
ernment. It is a very great point gained to have
iho balanco of power in tho Senato, and tho roj
version of the Presidency itself, in such safo
What now ? There is but ono prudent courso
to pursue. "Wheroforo, my beloved brethren,
let every man be swift lo hoar, slow to speak,
slow to wrath." Wo can tako no hasly steps
yield to no hasty conclusions. In tho judgment
of tho convention, alter unresorved discussion,
Gen. Taylor ran be elected by tho vigorous sup
port of the whigs, and is tho only whig that can
bo elected. Let it bo remembered that all tho
districts in the Union eavo nino (ono northern
and eight southern) wero represented: tho con
vention had amplo means of forming a correct
opinion wc, who wero not on tho ground but
cosily guei!ing iu our good easy chairs at homo,
should bo slow in rejecting tho opinion of tho
convention. Now if that opinion is right, upon
the Nortliorn whigs rests an exceedingly weighty
responsibility the ruull is in tlte hards oj tile
Whigs of the A'orli. Let us feel this responsi
bility ; let us neither rashly wasto our iowcr for
goodj nor stimulato and strengthen tho reckless
and rcstloss traders in politics and principles,
whoso ambition balks not at Slavery and War,
worao than Pestilence and Famine, Let us rath-