Newspaper Page Text
CITY OP LANCASTER.
" h:Th v osb ay, Nov 1 7, ISG4. oFr.ro x tuAntissToar eaulv ix j tuk aiouNiao." V-'gentletunn just returned from At l.uliasays tli.at Sherman' Army left that placcon Weducsday.tho OtU inst, itvtwo Junius, ono by way of Augusta and tho other by way of Macotf, tho objective point being Savannah. It is tVted. by tho ''press that tho columns to form a junction at Augusta. If 60. it would seem that Charleston is to be tho first point at which the Army strikes. 'Ori leaving Atlanta, Shorman iire'ported U have telegraphed: IIood has crossed the Tennesseo. Tiioraas: will take care of him und Nashville, while fyhofield will not let hiu into- Chattanooga or Knoxville. Georgia aud South Carolina nro at my mercy, and I shall strike. Do not bo luixiquft about uic, I am nil right." i A few days beforo, ho wrote to the President of tho St. Louis Sanitary Commission: ..'I thank you for tho prompt fulfill ment of the request to bend certain ar ticles for our prisoners at Anderson villo. Things havoehanged sinco.and I may have to go in person to deliver these urticlva to the priouor." In connection with this movement of Sherman's Army, there is a rumor that a messenger wan somo days ago d'spi.tchcd io Washington to ussuro tho President that Georgia would . code 'from the Confederacy if Sherman would tnko posession of Savannah and Charleston. Tho desiro for peace manifested by 'prominent men ofGoor gia during the hut few months, nn 1 tho Into letters ot Alexander .Step hens, Hci'selioH V.Johnson, and others, together with tho messago of Governor Uro'wn, give some plausubility to the rumor. Sherman has all the South before !lim, win-re to chooso. Hood is far in his l-eni', and confronted by Thomas. We lode for tho most gratifying news byloro long, and cxpeeuhut Shurmau's next dispatch will como from away down on the Atlantic coast. Our President. . Wo congratulate tho people upon their triumph nnd their eseupo from the groat 'danger. Amiaiiam Lincoln is to fumain at tho head of tho Govern merit. another four years -a man who has been tried in tho furnace, und who 1ms been found p'iro gold, llo has been ' found as honest and truo us Washington, and it is tho faith of tho American People that ho has been rnisod jip by tho Almighty to conduct US' out of Slavery and through the. Hud Sea of rebellion, us much as was Muses to lead tho children of Israel to tho Promised Lund. Secretary Seward, being called upon by a number of his fo'Iow-cilixons n few evenings after the oloctioii,"said o' Pivudent Lincoln : ' Henceforth al' men will como to seo him, us you and 1 have seen him, u truo loyal, pationti patriotic and beiievoh nt man. Ilav ing uo longer any motive to malign or injure him, detraction will cease, ami Abraham Lincoln will take his place With Washington, ami Franklin and Jell'ersmn, ami Adams, und Jackson, among the bendactors of the country und the human race." Mr. Whiting in his nddivss at Music Hull, llostoii said: " IVyond all question, Mr. Lin coin is now and always has been the controlling niii.d ot the Government ' Jlo wins constantly iiion the respect cfall who know him well;" am Mhopo who know him best believe lliat he is the man for the hour, and that hu has been raised up by the providence of God to savo this peo ple." Senator Sherman, who was at tint opposed to Mr. Lincoln, in a re cent speech delivered at Sandusky, Kiel: "1 know Oil Abe, and I tell you there is not at this hour a more patriotic, or a wiser ninn living than that m.-'ii Abraham Lincoln." "This man always right, always just, we pro pose now to re elect to the LYcsidcn -y." Wo might quote numberless 'utterances of tho samo kind tiom tho libltst men of the country, but these are Mifllciciit to show what estimate leading men put upon tho character of Mr. Lincoln. Tho President's own words, how .ever, uro the best index to his heart nod character. Wo sou in all his speeches, letters and proclamations, his houesty, his uprightness, his pur. ity ol 'purpose, and his universal benev olence. And, in our opinion, Abra ham Lincoln has said soino us sublime things as can bo found In literature !Wo do not think" with thoso who call hint rude in speech, but believe that dw has said things which deserve to livo for their wisdom nnd literary excellence A few examples will jitlusttatu this. In his celebrated Now 4'orlf speech, Sn 18G0, ho began with 'Uio words . "There is bat ono political question Ijoforv tho people of this country, Svhich is this, ' -la-Slavery right, or i ilM-roH'jr-" : r"'Afia ondp'd with tho words: 1 flimlTnmmi it. Tina lnnn nm1 In iKn world's Lio'tory,' hitherto, thai ' might makes right It is for us and for our times, to reverse tho maxim, nnd to bhov; that right maktlmiyht." In 1S58, in a speech delivered at Springfield, III., June 17th, he thus warned the people of their danger, and called them to duty: " Such a decis'on is all that slavery now lacks of being aliko lawful in all tho Stales. Welcomo or unwdeowo, such docision is probably coming, and will soon bo upon us, unless tho power Of tho preseut political dynasty shall be met and overthrown. We shall lie down pleasantly dreaming that tho people ot Missouri aro on the verge of making their Mute lreo, ana wo snail awaken to tho reality jiustoad, that the Supremo Court has mado Illinois a slnvo btato. Jo moot ana overthrow tho power of that dynasty is tho work now before all thoso who would pre vent thai consummation." In his conversation with Judge Mills, of Wisconsin, last Summer tho President said : "There havo been men baso enough to propose to mo to return to Slavery tho black warriors of Port Hudson and Olusteo, and thus gain tho respect ot tho masters they fought. Should 1 do so, 1 should deserve to bo damned in time und eternity. Cone what uill I tcill keep my faith uith friend, and foe. My enemies pretend, I am carrying on the war for the sole purposo of Aboli tion. So long as I am President, it shall bo carried on for tho solo purposo ot restoring the Union." J ust before the adoption of tho now Constitution, abolishing slavery, in Maryland, a meeting -wa held in Bal timore. President Lincoln was invi Uxl to attend, and boing unablo to do so. wrote a letter in which ho said: "It needs not to bo a secret, I pro- m rue is no secret, that I wish success to this provision. I desire it on every consideration. 1 wish all men to bo froo. I wish thorn tho material pros perity of thoso already free, which I feel sure the extinction of slavery wo'd bring. I wish to seo in process of dis appearing that only thing which ever conl I tiring tins nation to civil war. On tho night of the election, at a lato hour, tho Prosidont was serenaded by a Pennsylvania Club. IIo mado a brief speech and concluded with tho following noblo words: 'I am thunkful to God for this ap proval of tho people, but while deeply irratiliod for this mark of their confi dence in me, if I know my heart, my ''i-atitude is free from any taint of per sonal triumph. I-do not impugn tho motives of anv ono opposed to me. It is n t a pleasure to me to triumpl over any ono, but I givo thanks to tho Almiuhty for this ovideneo of tho peo ple's resolution to stand by tho Gov- crnriicni, anu mo rigius vi iiiihi.iiii- ty." Noblo and magnanimous Abraham Lincoln, twico chosen President of tho United States, tho people will indeed stand by froo Government und tho rights of humanity, but they will also stand by the honest and generous man who is defending both I Numerous other passages from his speeches nnd letters might bo quoted, but theso are enough to show tho heart und tho character of the man. In tho re-election of tho President wo feel something of a personal tri umph, because wo have been from the first what is called a Lincoln man. In May, 18151, it was our privilege to writo concerning him : " We havo always liked him.as n mai. We like his originality, and especially his manners. Ho is tho roverso of thoso pompons und patiiie.heoiis politi cians who seem to think that man was made to support governments and to stand at an iiwlul diNtauce and wor ship his rulers. Mr. Lincoln's digni ty Is becoming, and his playfulness natural. Ho has tho dignified easiness and gentlemanly looseness which be loiur to true greatness. It now ap pears that he has tho spirit and tho Ja ksonian will necessary for great things. If he succeeds in crushing this great Hebellion, ho is a grcittor man' than General Jackson, and will havo gained a great iinmo in history. ' We are happy to know, with thou sands of others, that our confidence was not misplaced, and that our opin ion does not need changing. Tho people may trust their Presi dent, and rest assured that ho wil not betray them nor their Govern inent. So far as tho Administration is concerned, wo can sleep in peace. We aro a happy people to havo such a President In such perilous times, and let us hope that ho may be spared until the danger is past and the Union restored . THK ELECTION. !ADA1' Of Jl'BlkKU KUlt SOLDI bill's Mr. Lincoln's majority is 60 decided . families. and triumphant that there is no room 'Slateof Ohio, 'ExecntivcPepartment. ) for cavil. The Copperheads have not j Columbus, Nov. It, 1804. j a hole through which to creep. They , To tho Military Committees : . ' must face tho fact that the American The chilling blasts give token of up- PAf,nl. nrAnirni.n.-holmliwrlf f,,..(lw r,. proacllillg Winter, HOW ni'0 tllO falll'l- l o e ..M K..nA .......... .....1 I., secutioo of tho war, the utter destruc-1 . Inoj ,,.,;.' irinls? tion of the rebellion, and tho support jxbo long continued campaigns, thoal- of tho present Administration. There j most constant moving of troops, has never was a more orderly and free u-enclored uimcnlt, and in sonjo cases election, and they cannot find a singlei "1 '"''"'1'-1 l'"- '7,'" ' J 0 I tlrt man Tlmj IlM'a tint luxMl lllllft case of fraud or military interference tlim.fopo- remj': ftS imK.h as lisua t0 or disturbance at tho jsills, to break j their fall. There is nothing for them but blank defeat, dismay and despair They must givo up their Anti-War po: licy, orbecomo too insignificant even )T contempt. Mr. Lincoln is elected by the largest popular -majority ever received 4iy a candidato for the Presidency of the United Slates. Tho largest popular majority on record is that of Harrison over Van Burcn and Birney, in 1840, Harrison's majority being 138,472. Tho popular majority for Mr. Lincoln in tho States given below, leaving out West Virginia, is in round numbers, 361,000. Allowing McCIcllan's ma jority in Kentucky, New Jersey and Dclawaro to bo 30,000, nnd wo still havo a majority for Mr. Lincoln of 351,000. These figures aro unofficial and are given in round numbers, but tho official figures will rather increaso than diminish this estimate. Tho ma jorities, so far as wo havo beon able to obtain them, on tho homo voto, nro as follows: California 25,000 Connecticut 3,000 Illinois 30,000 Indiana 25,000 Election News. Hala. ' Portland. Me.. Miifciirht. Novcm- 1,0,. ni, i,i,n.li-,.i) fiml .li,vnn iiiwni ' cratiu counties vet to- hoar from givo Lincoln 20 TOli.and McCle'.lan 17,!publican members of Congross S)"5. showing a Union gain of 734 over the September election. . Tho Union majority in September was 15, XlS. 1 lie same proportion 01 gain throughout the State will givo Lincoln about 18,000 majority. Iowa.. Kansas. Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan'. Minnesota 5,000 Missouri 5,000 Nuw Hampshire 3,01)0 ..30,000 .. 8,000 ..18,000 .. !),0t)0 ..80.000 10,000 Now York. Nevada. Ohio Oregon.. Pennsylvania Pliode Island Vermont , Wisconsin . 9,000 . 3.000 .35,000 . 2,000 .10,000 ,. 5,000 .30,000 .....10,000 3(51,000 Tho estimates madoabovo aro based upon tho homo voto. With tho soldiers voto, tho popular majority for Mr. Lin coln will bo over 400,000. In tho electoral college Mr. Lin coln's majority will bo 102, 118 boing necessary to a choico, as follows : Lincoln. McClellan r. California.. Couueticut Delaware, Illinois , Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Miiiesola. Missouri New Hampshire New Jersey New York Nevada Ohio Oregon Puiiusylvaiiia.. . Khodo Island Vermont West Virginia... Wisconsin (5 id 13 8 3 . 7 ,. 7 .12 . 8 . 4 .11 . 5 , 3 ,21 . 3 .20 . 4 .. 5 .. 5 ,. 8 3 11 Total 213 21 Total electoral voto 231 Necessary to a choice 1 1 Lincoln's majority 1!2 Tims, both by tho popular voice ntu by the States, is Abraham Lincoln do dared President for another term. Mil, KWINU'X BI'KKCII. Tho speech of Hon. Thos. Kwing which will bo found on our first pago, is well worth reading and preserving. The history of the stale of affairs which existed at Washington in the early stages of tho rebellion is interesting, and will be new to our readers. It will bo seen thai Mr. Kwing attributes tho secession ot nearly all the seceded States to that "combination for crime," tho Knights of tho Golden Cii do. He gives Stanton tho credit of exposing the robbery of tho Interior Department aud of compelling tho thief and trai tor, Floyd, to resign. We can hardly road at this lateduy, without shudder ing, tho accounts of tho perils which beset tho Government under Buchan an, und of tho narrow escapo which tho country bad from ruin. What tbtr Intend Dlnf Dispatches from New York stnto that thcro is to bo n mooting of the Democ racy ut Tammany Hall, before long, for tho purpose of putting that party on n vigorous-prosecution-of tho-war platform bosom, Tammany Hall ! I.I.MCOl.V MAJORITY INCM'DINU T11K HOITIIICKN STATU! Could tho eleven seceded States vote in the electoral college, nnd shoul they, as of course they would, cast their votes for McClellan, Mr Lincoln would still bo made President by a largo majority. In lSl!t, the electoral voto of tho eleven seceded States was as follows. Alabama. Arkansas Florida... Georgia . Loiiisnuu. Mississippi. North Carolina South Carolina. Tennessoo .. their familief. In tho meantime, the ft i.i 1 ... if prices ot looa, clothing, ana parueu-1 larly fuel, havo largely advanced, and many lanulics will want the means ot comfort and sustenance unless our peo ple nro liberal of their gifts. We must not weary in well doing. How much of our prosperity and sccu-rit)- wo owe to our army In the field, can easily bo understood and appro-, ciatcd by every citizen of the State. 1 do not ask chanty for tlio tannics ot these men : I ask opon manifestations of gratitude for their labors nnd sacri fices, nnd a liberal recognition of tho obligations wc aro under to them. Tho general fcntiment of tho men is, wo want less in the field nnd more nt homo. The Slato agencies have done a great work this year for our men, ns tho forthcoming reports will show you. Now that tho winter-is upon us, while wo do not neglect tho sanitarj' work in tho field, let us d'roct a larger por tion of our energies to tho wan Is of tho familes in our midst. Thursday, tho 21th instant, wo will devote ns a day of thanksgiving and prayer to Almighty God for His mor cies nnd blessings. Wo will bo strengthened and mado fervent by so doing. Let us thereupon devote SAT URDAY, T11K 20th 1AST., us a day of feasting and jubilee to tho soldiors' lamihcs. In cities and towns fuel is a most im portant item. Call 11 lion farmers nnd friends to come in with their wagons londed with wood, and let them mako it heaping measure Of their abun dant crops of potatoes, apples, grains nnd vegetables lot them mako liberal contributions. Do not confino this to county scats, but let tho snmo no done in all tno towns of the county, where thcro are families needing aid. Iho comnnttco enn readily organize a small body of respectable citizins nt each point, who will attend to receiving and distribut ing all such contributions. I need not go into tlio details. Start tho noblo work in your comity, nnd hundrcdsof willing hands will be put forth to nul you. Clothing Is much needed among thoso families, in towns and cities. Almost every (iimily can contribute something in this particular, but wealthy men can contribute money, oither to buy clothing, or to purchase tho fabrics ich thousands ot our countrywomen, with busy limrers, will fashion into garments for the needy. Tho appeal is to all our people Do not bo backward or hesitating on this day of jubilee Have no fenrs (hat too much will bo contributed, 'lliere is more necessity than ever before The liu-f'o number of men fnruished this year, the putting lorlli ot tlio iNnlional (iuard, and tho advance m prices ol tho necessaries of lilo, havo nil drawn heavily on the llolief Pund. In many counties it has been anticipated and exhausted.- 1 oil aro not likely to ex coed tho iictiml wants of tlio soldiers' families; but even if vou should con tribute somewhat to their comfort, or oven luxury, it will be a very small equivalent lor the protection you have received and the prosperity you havo enjoyed. I respectfully urge tho Committees to give tins matter special and 111111111 diato attent ion. Givo lull notice of tho movement. Lot' the call upon tho pco plo bu widely circulated. Givo a few days to perfecting tho arrangements. Tho time is small, compared with that expended lor .us ly tho men ut th front. Seo that the relief contributed is extended to iU objects; and thus we will make this u day that will gladden tho hearts of wives and kindred at home, and slrenu-then tho arms, nnd re animate the courage cf husbands, lathers and brothers in tho field. It is a noble wi rk ; let it be well dono Vcrv respectfully, JOHN BROUGJI. Providence, II, I., November 0. Returns from nil tho towns in tho Stato but one, givo Lincoln 5,011 ma jority, nnd tho soldiers' voto will in crease it. The Klttllou lu IIlluoJ. CiucAuo, Nov. ll.-rMajoritics l.in cighty-Ono counties givo Lincoln 49, 841, 'McClellan 11,812. Somo Demo- Ko- havo boon cloctcd in tho First, Sccond.Third, Fourth, Fifith, Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Districts; tho Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh elect Democrats; tho Twelfth and Thirteenth are yet in doubt. Mr. Moulton, Republican candidate at large, is elected. The Times' Spring field correspondent says tho Republi cans havo a majority of ono in tho benato ana nine in tho House 'Will Virginia. Whkelino, West Virginia, Novem ber 8 Returns from nine counties show a largo Union gain over tho Oc tober election. It is believed that Lincoln will carry tho Stato by a largo majority. Maryland. Baltimore, No vembor 0. -Tho Repub licans havo a majority in tho House 1 he Senate is doubtful. Tho Republican majority in tho State is about 7,000. BiTi'ALO. November 9. -Maryland -Baltimore city gives 12,000 majori ty for Lincoln a gain of 4,300 over the October election. Tho State has undoubtedly gone for Lincoln by a considerable majority on tho home vote, Mid elected Swann for Govern or. Colonel Phelps is elected in the Itiird Congressional District. . Pennsylvania. The Philadelphia Bulletin estimates tho Republicen Majority at from 10, 000 to 15,000, to bo swelled to over 35, 000 by tho soldiers vtcs. 9 4 3 10 (i 7 10 8 .12 Texas. 4 Virginia, ., 15 Total 88 Add to thoso 88 votes, tho 21 for McClellan in Kentucky, New Jersey und Delaware, und wo have 109 elec toral votes for MeClellan. Tho total electoral vote at present is 234. Add ing to this the 88 vutos of tho seceded States makes tho voto- in tho electoral college, 322. Tho voto would thon stand Total electoral voto Necessary to a choico ll2 Lincoln's Majority 213 Thus, giving McClellan tho secodod States, Mr. Lincoln would still bo Pros idont, and havo 71 electoral votes to spare. Who will daro to say that Mr, Lincoln is not President of the whole Unitod States of America? Fernando Wood, tho most venom ous Copperhead in Now York, and a Como to rather Abraham s'enndidato for re-election to Congres was beaten at tlio Into election. New York. New. York. November 9. It is ro ported that Brooks is defeated in tho high th Congressional District. Tho Tamany ticket for county of ficers is elected, except Messrs. Con ner Mozart and McKeon for County Clerk. Ruesell, Tamany Judge, is elected. 1 ' Delaware. Wilmi.noton, Dklawarb, November McClellan carries tho Stato by 450 majority. , . Now Jf-asey. Nfwaiik, N. J., November 9. New Jersey gives McClellan nbout 5,500 majority: Starr and Acwell, Union, and Sitgreaves, Roger and Wright, Doino-j crats, aro elected to Congress. Tho' Stato Senate will stand thirteenDcmo- crats to eight Union, a Union gain of ono member. Tho Hoitso with throe counties to hcni from, stands thirty Union to twenty -ono Democrats. Iho Unionists probably havo ono or two majority there, but on joint ballot the Democrats will havo a very small ma jority, thus securing tho United Stn'cs Senator to succeed Mr. Ten Kyck, Union. Unionists gain 9,000 votes in tho Stato over 1SG3. Governor Par ker wa's elected by nearly 15,000 ma jority, tho Union party currying every county 111 bouth nnd West Jer sey, and tho election of cvory member of Legislature there ' Additional Election Returns. The official vote of Muskingum coun ty, 0-, stands: 3,270; McClellan, 3,740. McCIcllan's majority, 4C4. Eighty counties iu Illinois givo Lin coln 27,888 majority. Tho twentv re maining counties in tho Stato gave Douglas 1,183 majority in 1800 Should thcro bo no chango in favor of the Union ticket in thoso counties, tho Union majority of the Stato will still exceed 25,000. - . Up to Saturday, tho election returns in Michigan, on tho homo vote, indi cated a Union . majority of 9,21-8. The soldiers' votes then in. gave a ma jority of 1,510 for Lincoln. With tho citixens and soldiers vote still to bo heard from, tho Union majority can not fall below 10,000, and may reach 18,000. . In 205 towns of Now Hampshire, nearly nil in tho Stato, Lincoln has 2,541 majority.- IlltnoU and Iowa. Chicago, Nov. 12. Tho Evening Journal has returns from all but four small counties in Illinois, which foot np majorities for Lincoln of 30,000. Ihcro is a Union majority of 18, on a joint ballot, in tho Legislature and 11 Congressmen, out oi 14, wcro elected; Union gain of 6. Tho same paper has assurance thnt all tho Union Congress men aro elected in Iowa. Maine. Auousta, Maine, November 12. Two hundred and twenty-five towns givo Lincoln 47,423; MeClellan 30, 207. Tho samo towns, in September, gavo Urey 4i),oi; nownru oj,ih. Tho remainder of the Stato will not vary materially from this majority, ns only 30.000 votes aro yet to bo heard from, which will bo about equally di vided between tho two. Lincoln's majority will bo nearly 18,000 on tho home voto, nnd nbout 5,000 to 7,000 on tho soldiers' vote Pennnylranla. Harrisiiuro, Nov. 12. Estimates made here, from reliable sources, put the State nt hot ween -8.000 nnd 10,000 for Lincoln. Puclrto States. Sr. Louis, Nov. 12. Dispatches from tho Pacific const, dated Oct. 9, in St. Joseph's parish, says San Francisco gives Lincoln 5,000 majority. H is estimated that California gives Lin coln 25,000 majority. N evada and Oregon nre both claimed for Lincoln by 2,000 majority. The Vole in the Army. ' llKAnquARTEKs Armv ok tbb Po tomac, November 10. Returns of votf. ing in this army nro nearly all in. Tho Pennsylvania soldiers givo 3,970 majority tor Lincoln. Tho Wcstorn regiments givo small majorities -for- e Lincoln: 'Total voto In tho1 combined armies, before Richmond und Potoi-s- burg is'stated at 18,000; majority for Liucoln 8,000. Tho election in East . Tonnessco is unanimous for Lincoln. The following . is tho voto of Ohio and Pennsylvania soldiers at Atlnnta: " Pennsylvania Lincoln, 1,273 j' MeClellan,- '380. Ohio Lincoln; 910 I McClellan 23C. . . VotV'ln Waihliigtmi Bnrraeki.'' WAsniNdron, Novembor . 8. Tho '. voto taken in Alevandra and Wash ing'on, at tho different barracis and hospitals', 6how in part: Ohio Union, 491; Democrat, 98: Iowa- Union, 74; I Democrat 5. Wisconsin Union, 639;j Democrat, 1C3. Maine Union, 406 ; Democrat, 79. Pennsylvania Union, 198; Democrat 800. A dispatch from Alexandra 6tates. that tho. aggregate . voto of all tho soldiors thcro is as fol lows: Union 547; Democrat, 178. How Maryland Soldiers Voted. Tho voto of Maryland regiments, as far as reported, was as follows: Lin. First Regimont Infantry 425 Fourth " " 272 Seventh " Ei hth " " Mac. Twelfth ' " Colo's Cavalry .., Alexander's Battery. Rigby's battery Snow's battery ....... Majority. ' 304 ' 227 175 .. 376 .. 95 ,. 79 .. 17 1,909 . 123 .1,840' 30 12 31 48 123 New llainpalilri. Concord. New Hampshire, 9 A. M. November 9. the vote of 132 towns foots up: Lincoln, 25,748; McClellan 5.1iS7. This indicates a handsome Union majority 011 the homo vote M'F.ECIl 11V Tllli IMtKSIUKM-r. Washington, November 9. At late hour last night Prosidont Lincoln was serenaded by n Pennsylvania club Being loudly called for, the President appeared at tho window and spoke as follows: Fellow-citizens Even before I had been informed by you that this compli mcnt was paid 1110 by citiens ofPoiin sylvania lriendly to 1110. 1 had infer red that you were of that portion of my countrymen who think that tho best interests ot the nation nro to bo subserved by ' tho support of the present Administration. I do not pretend to say that you embrace all tho patriotism and loyalty of the country, but I do believe, and I trust without personal interest, that the wel faro of the country does require that such support and indorsement bo giv en.. 1 earnestly believe that the con soquonces of this day's work, if it be ns you assume, and as now seems proba bio, will be to tho lasting advantage if not tho very salvation of tho country. I can not nt this hour say what has been tho result of tho election, but whatever it may bo, I have no desire to modify this opinion, that nil who have labored today in behnlfof tho Un ion organisation, have wrought for the host interests ofthoir country, nnd world, not only for the present, but for all futuroages. I am tnankfud to God fbr this approval of tho pcoplo, but while deeply gratified for this mark of their contldoiioo in mo, if I know my heart, my'gratitudo is freo froni any taint .'Of personal triumph. I do not impiygn tho motives of any ono opposed to no. It is not a pleasure to 1110 to triumph over any one, but 1 give tha,i,Us to the Almighty for this evi dence of tho noonlo's resolution to stand InM'rco Government, and the rights of 1 t ' humanity. (Iiimirllcut. Hartford, Connkth'i:t,3 A. M., No veinber 9. Lincoln's majority in all but thirteen towns is 2,.194. Iho st Jrm will prevent early returns. Truntiti'o nnd Kentucky. .Louisville, Ky., November 9 2:30 A. M.--Nashville Lincoln, 1,317; McClellan, 25. Ohio soldiers Lin coin. 170; MeClellan, 101. Tho Re publican ticket is elected by a very large majority. Pennsylvania. HAnRisncno, November 10. The majority in Pennsylvania will bo 15,- Jinil , . Ofl MIIA ... l.....f II. n OA . vole in tho field SIMON CAME HON. Rhode Inland. Providence, November 10. This State complete gives 5.001 majority for Lincoln, exclusive of tho soldiers vote Totale of Soldter'i Votei Polled at John. lon'i; laland, Not. S, XBOi. Lincoln and Johnson. 128th O.V.I., 492; Gth regiment V. R. corps 71 ; 2d Independent Battory O. N. G., 73. McClellan aud Pendleton : 128th O. V. I., 112 ; Gth Regiment V. R. Corps 17; 2d Independent Battery O.N. G. 5. '' :;''', Wholo number of votes, cast 7T1. Majority for Lincoln and Johnson 503. - - - Vote of the 10th Corp. Tlio Herald's 10th Corps special says tho following is Lincoln's majori- ty: Uith Uorps 1,000; 18th Corps, 1,- 4:5; Knutz's cavalry division 185; reg iments on detached servico 953; siffnal corps 24. Total majority for Liucoln in tho army ot tho James 2,904. Other Beturns. Tlio district of West Kentucky gives a minority for Lincoln ; ono ot the greatest changes in puuuo opinion io ho found in any part of the Union. Mcnmhis miners ot tho lUtn instant . . . . i say that the voto oi aicinpms was: Lincoln l.GOl; McClellan 2,1.32, which was informal, and consequently ro- iocted. Detachments ot Missouri Ohio. Pennisylvnnia, Iowa, and Wis cousin regiments Knvo large Lincoln majorities. Tho Gth Tennessee Cav alry gavo a unaiiimous'-yoto D50 for Lincoln. ttoldlvrn' Vote at Hrldgeport, Alabama. lluiDiiti-oav, Ai.ViuiiA, Koron.ber 8, ISCI. Ens. At tho election here to-day, out oftho votc9 cast by tho 34th Ohio, I.iiiNoii mid Jithifon rwicveil HH 309 Mi-CK lhiu unit 1'i-n, Hi-ton M Toliil .Majority fur Lm.-nlu... su ...... !7 California, Oregon mid t'ntuii. .M-mla for the Indiana. Malison, Indiana, November 10 Jeil'eiBon County ollicial: Lincoln 9 3 majority. ItlWiiOiirl. Sr. Lovis, November 10. Tholato storms have so deranged tho telegraph to St. Louis that wo have but few scat toring returns from tho interior, but the Slato is conceded to Lincoln by a handsome majority; also tho election oftho radical State ticket. M jClung, Loan, Blow nnd Boyd will bo returned to Congress, nnd one, per haps two, other Union Congressmen elected. Tho Legislature will bo largely Un ion Tho convention question was carried and a largo majority of radical dele gates were elected. Priiniylrnliln for Lincoln Iy 8,000 Ha- joriiy on noma 1 uie. IlAunisiu'Hd, Nov, 11 A careful es timate mado hero on tho basis of the October voto, places the Stato on' tho homo voto at between four . and five thousand Union majority. Michigan Kleetton. Dktiioit, Nov. 11. Tho Fifth Con gressional District of Michigan tho only, doubtful ono has elected It. L. Trowbridiro, Republican, over A. C Baldwin, tho present Democratic mom her, thus making tho delegation of six stand unanimously lor the union in tho Thirty-oighth Congress. Kew York Unquestionably for Llneoln. New Yobrv Nov. 11. The official returns from nearly all tho connties aro in,-and show a majority of 8.500 for Lincoln, nnd ovor 9,000 for Fcnton. Tho Tribuno, ot this afternoon, an nounces tho majority for Lincoln at 8,450, and that for Fentoff 9,000. San FiiANCisn., Nov. 8. In this city over 21,000 Votes wcro polled. Lincoln's majority over 5,0H0. Re turns from tho balance of tho State, so fai as heard, are equally favorable. Lincoln's majority can hardly bo less thnn 25,000. San Fhancisco, Nov. 9. Returns fi om 24 counties give a majority for Lincoln of 13,2n"0. Full returns will increaso this to at least 20,000. Oregon ha. gone for Lincoln by from i.."itiO to 2.1101). Nevada hmgoiio Republican by from 2,000 to 3,(11)0 ma jority. The elections every where passed off quietly. San Francisco. Nov. 10. The news ot Lincoln's re election was received here at noon to-day. and cauied great satisfaction. Election returns conic in slowly, but swell the Union majori ties already reported. Our three Un ion Congressmen are elected. Nevada elects a Union Stnto Gov ernment and three Congressmen by 1,000 majority. The Election lu Will Virginia. Whkelino, Nov. 14. Eestorn pa pers speak of there being no opposition to the Lincoln and Johnson ticket in West Virginia. Such was notthocaso, a MeClellan elocorrd ticket was in the field, headed by Ceo. W. Summers. Returns show an overwhelming ma jority in every county, Whetzel excep ted, lor Lincoln. Tho Intelligencer estimates that threo-fourths of tlio voto cast will bo in that direction. Vote of Kentucky Troops. , Covinutok, Ky,, Nov. 10. Eds. Com. For tho benefit of tho friends of tho 24th. Infantry, I givo you tho voto of seven companies that are on uuty at iovwgiou ono. new nort : '..'.. For Lincoln 199; for McClellan 05; Total 204. Lincoln s mniority 134. - There aro threo companies at Mt. Sterling yet to hear from, which, I think, will give .Lincoln, a mnjonty This shows that the honest and brave soldiors of Ken tricky nro not willing to givo tip our old Government for the snko of a band of homo traitors and sympathisers. " 1 In theabovothe fiold ofllcors "wore left out. which will leave Lincoln's majority 130. B. Sherman's Proposed Campaign Thomaf to look after Hood Sherman Going through the Confederacy. New York, Nov. 10. Tho Times' Washington special has tho following : Tho news concerning Sherman's programmo in Georgia, which hat been telegraphed to the country from a Western paper, will startlo tho pub lic. Some of the facts had been known hero. It is known that after Hood had gotten well into Alabama, somo weeks since, and after Gen. Sherman had determined that it was not neces sary to uso his entire army for tho pursuit of Iho rebels, the latter, with threo corps, started back U'oui Hortu. orn Georgia, for Atlanta. His obicctivo point was boldly as serted to bo Savannah, for which place it was given out ho would leavo on tho Hth, tho day of tho Presidential eloc-. tion, having first destroyed Atlanta. It was thought ho would touch at Macon, und wpuld reach Savannah in a march of twenty ftvo days. Tho route is 203 miles, with no rivers nnd few creeks of importanco to pnss, nnd leading through the most flourishing part of Georgia. Milledgcvillo, tho capital of tho State, could he reached in six days. He will liavo rations for thirty days, nnd is expected to find supplies and forage on his route. His force for this great march will bo bo tween 40,000 and 70,000 men, and ho will havo a largo amount of ordnanco and construction corps and pontoon bridges. There will, doubtless, be considera ble destruction of property on tho routo and tens of thousands o tho huddled hives of Georgia will bo freed and corpora ted into our army. Troops have been sent from Atlanta" to Ten- nesseo, and it is supposed will destroy bridges and all important railroad routes. Romo will bo evacuated and damaged. Wo will hold nn outpost in Georgia, south ot (Jhattanooga, which will bo necessary to guard East Tennessee Hood's armv. cntiro, is nearly five five hundred milos in tho rear of Sher man. Tho srnllant General Thomas, with an army, will take caro of Hood, m ' IT. !1I in tho absenco oi onennan. aio win invo abundant lorco for this purpose, which will bo appropriately stationod. General T lomas is already preparoa to fight Hood who is somowlioro in Northern Alabama, near the line of the Tennosseo River. If Hood goes into Western Kentucky, ho falls into a trap. . . i Look out lor glorious nows irora Sherman's army within thirty days; for in that timo it will havo mado the grand military march from the moun tains to tho Atlantic seaboard. This will be one of the most extra ordinary campaigns of tho war.. The robots have, nothing in Georgia that can oppOBO-Shorman..' They jnado a grand mistake In Bonding Hood to Tennessoo. , ; . i , , . You -'will probably get your first nows of Sherman at Savannah or Charleston. ' Como t- th. Monday nig! over 400,000. iiid .Tnbiloo on next Liucolu'a majority J-WTteaMIMaiwl.wltiilliajaMW.'.i,i.i.ll.iii..iwiiiipl i,mi 1 ... -TTrn.r,.. - - - - m'" ' , i b : .... i