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Eduard bverell.
Edward Everett, the state-man, orator and man of
letters, was t>orn to Dorchester, Massachusetts, April 11,
17S4. He entered Harvard college in 114**7. at the early
] age of 13, and was graduated in 1811, with the
higites: honors, in a class containing more than an aver
age arnouut of ability While an undergraduate, be was
the principal conductor of a magazine published by the
•indents, called the - Harvard Lyceum.* He left be
hind him at the college a very brilliant reputaiiou as a
scholar and writer, which long lingered there in tradition.
>or some time after leaving college, he was employed
there as a tutor, at the same time pursuing his studies in
divinity, the profession which ho had selected. In 1812
he delivered a spirited poem before the Phi Beta Kappa
society on American poets. In 1313 he was settled as
pastor orer the Brattle street church in Boston, filticg
Die place left vacant by the death of the laiucutcd Buck
min-ter. He immediately won great admiration bv the
eloquence and power ot his pulpit discourses. In 1SI4
he published a work entitled - Defence of Christianity,”
against the work ot George Bethuoe English, entitled
the “ Grounds of Christianity Eva wined, by comparing
J the Ne* Testament with the Did." Iu the same year
lie was CXKKWil ot cur}H>r*uuu ui uan&rii irvurgr iu
fill the chair of Greek literature, a professorship then
recently created hr the bounty oi the late Samuel Eiiot
With a view oi qualifying himself for the duties of this
post, he entered upon an extended course oi European
travel and study, leaving home in the spring of 1815, and
! returning in the autumn of 1 tilth Alter a brief stay in
Eugland, he proceeded to the university of Gottingen,
where he remained for 2 years. In the winter of 1S17
-’IS he was iu Paris. In the spring of IMS he went
over to England, where he was kindly received by many
of the leading men of the day, including Scott, Byron,
Jeffrey, Campbell, Mackintosh, Roinilly, and Davy. Lie
spent a day or two under Scott's hospitable roof at Ab
botsford. Returning to the coutiueut, he passed the
winter iu Italy, and thence made a journey into Greece,
returning through Wu'.Uckia and lluugary to Vienna.—
During his residence in Europe, his range of study em
braced the ancient classics, the modem languages, the
history and principles of the civil and public law, as theu
taught in the German universities, and a comprehen
sive examination of the existing political system of Eu
rope. Upon his return home, he eutered upon the duties
of his professorship. He gave a new impulse to the
study of classical literature by a series of brilliant lectures
upon Greek literature and ancient art, first delivered to
the students at Cambridge, aud afterwards repented be
fore large audiences iu Boston. At the same time he
took the editorship of the “ North American Review,”
which he conducted till 1 >2E His object iu assuming
the charge of this periodical was to imbue it with a thor
oughly national spirit; and in pursuance of it, he con
tributed a series ot articles in which this couutry was
defended with great spirit again.-t the shallow and uip
p oil attacks of several foreign travellers. He also found
t me to prepare and publish a translation of Butlman’s
Greek Grammar. Iu Evil he made his first essay in that
department of demonstrative oratory, which he has since
cultivated with such signal success, bv the delivery of a
d.-course betore the Phi Beta Kappa society on the "Cir
cuit stances favorable to the Progress of Literature in
America.” Au immense audience catue to hear him, at
tracted partly by his own fame, aud paitly by the wish
to t>ehold Lafayette, who was present at the orator’s side.
He was heard with the great* St enthusiasm aud delight.
Our own recollections confirm the strong statements of a
writer in the ‘'Christian Examiner” for Nov. 18311: "The
sympathies of his audience went with him in a rushing
Stream, as he painted, in glowing hues, the political, so
cial, and literary future oi our country. They drai.k
with thirsty cars his rapid generalizations and his -|>ark
ling rhetoric. The whole assembly put on one counte
nance of admiration and as.-cnt. As with skillful and
firing band the oratot ran over the chords of national
pride aud patriotic feeling, every bosom throbbed in
unison to bis touch; and when the fervid declamation
Ot the concluding paragraph was terminated by the sim
ple pathos of the per.-oual address to Lafayette, his hear
ers were left in a state of emotion far too deep for tumul
tuous applause.” This was the first of a series ot dis
courses pronounced by Mr. Everett on public occasions
between that time and the present, embracing every
variety ot topic connected witn our national history,
character, and prospects, and which combine in an emi
nent degree tbe peculiar charm of popular oratory, with
those substantial merits of thought and style which bear
the cold criticism of the closet. .Mr. Everett's public life
b. gan in 1821. when he was nominated and elected to
Congress by the constituency of the district in which he
resided. Hie nomination was made without his being
• wM, and was a spontaneous movement on the pait
o’ the young men of hi* district, almost without distinc
tion of party. lie was l.nusvlt, as might naturally be
expected, a supporter of the administration of Mi. Ad
ams, theu just elected President. Mr. Everett served,
by successive re-elections, 1> years in Congress, and
!d iriuc the whole period he was a member of the com
mittee of foreign all airs, perhaps toe most important one
at that time in the hou-e. In the 2*»th Congress, thougn
generally acting with the nunoritv he was chairman of
that committee, haring been selected for that post by
the Democratic speaker, Mr Stevenson of Virginia. He
also held a place on ail tbe most important select com
mittee? raised while he was qj Congress, and iu every
instance he was selected to diaw either the m -jority or
minaivv report, la the l.'thCotgr.--*, though then just
•levied to the House, and the youngest member of the
committee ol lorvign affairs, he drew the celebrated re
port ou the Panama tubaton, the leadiug measure of ihxt
o ssion. Iu the 20th Cougress, forming with Mr. John
K-rgeant of Pniladelphia the minority of the well-known
retrenchment committee, he drew up all those portions
of its report which relate to the deptrtiueuts of Slate and
of War. He waa chairman of the select committee, dur
ing Mi. Adam's Ptesideucv, on the Heor^i* controversy,
and was always zealous and j.r jininent in his efforts 10
secure good treatment to the Indians, tk drew the re
port fot the committee ui favor of the heirs ol Fulton.—
With liov. Ellsworth ot Connective: he formed the mi
nority of the bank investigating committee which was
sent to Philadelphia in 133-1, and drew np the minority
report. He wrote the minority report of the committee
of foreign relations upon the eontroversey with France
in the spring of 1333, and look a leadiug part in the de
bate upon the subject. He made two or three reports
ou tbe subject ol the claims of American citizens on for
eign powers, for spoliations committed on our commerce
during tbe Freuch continental system, and continued the
discussion lurther in the “ North American Review. — j
He always served on tbe library committee, and gener
ally on tnat for public buildiugs. Iu 1327 he addressed
a series ot letters to Mr. Canning on the colonial trad •,
•which were extensively read. In the summer of 1323,
in tbe congressional vacation, he made an extensive tour
through tho Southwestern and Western States, and was
everywhere received with marked distinction. At N’aah
■vuie at Lexiegtou, and at the Yellow Spring- in Ohio,
lie was complimented with putLv dinners, and charmed
his host* by beautiful specimens of that specie* of i lo
<1 ieoc« in which he is generally admitted to hold the fir-t
p ace ameng h « cor.temporaries. The poiuts of Mr. Ev
erett's congreeaional carter whkh we have indicated form
but a small part of hi* labors and services in the House
of K-pieventativfs. He was a faithful and a-siduou* at
tendant Of die sessions, an l a diligrut observer of the
proceeding* of that body. He was a frequent but not an
obtrusive debater. Hie speeches were carefully prepar
ed, full of information, weighty in substance, polished
in form, and perfectly free from thoee indecorum* and
personalities which sometimes deface congressional de
hat -s. la his attention to the private affair* of hi* con
Mttocuu he was always prompt and patient. Occupied
ee be wee with public buaineee during hie congreeaional
|ife, hie regular tod ‘T*Tiki- habits of industry enabled
iim to find time for literary labor. Reside the elaborate i
jubli • addresses which he occasionally delivered, he pre- <
pared several articles of high merit for the "North Amer- t
ican Review.” Among them may be mentioned with (
particular commendation a paper in the number for Oct. (
1' ■ >, in which the South Carolina doctrine ot nullifica
tion is discussed and controverted with masterly ability.
To thl« article Mr. Madison’s letter on the subject, ad
dressed to Mr. Everett, was with the author's permission
appended. In the autumn of 1831 he declined a rc-nom
inatiou to Congress, as his political frieuus in Massachu
setts were desirous of presenting his name as candidate
for the office of governor, to which he was cho-en by a
large majority in the ensuing election. He was after
ward S times re-elected, holding the executive office 4
years. His administration was dignified, useful and pop
ular. Among the measures which marked the period of
his official service were the subscription of the State to
the stock of the Western railroad, the organisation of
the board of education and the establishment of normal
schools, the scientific and agricultural surveys of the
State, aud the establishment of a commission for the re
vision of the criminal law. In the discharge of what may
be called the ceremonial duties of las station, (lovernor
Everett was eminently happy, llis manuer in presiding
wa- dignified, graceful, and courteous. To the natural
de-ire of his constituents to hear him speak he responded
with the roo-t good-natured readiuess, and the many
occasional speeches he delivered were uniformly spirited
and happv. In the autumn of 183'.*, after an animated
struggle, he was defeated by Marcus Mortou by a ma
jority of one vote. Relieved from public duty, he was
led by the -late of his own health aud that of his family
to visit Europe a second time. lie sailed with his family
in June, 1 S4«». They passed the summer in France, and
the following winter iu Italy, most of it in Florence and
its neighborhood. He intended to pass another w inter
in Italy, but the course of political events at home inter
fered with his purpose, aud sent him upon a new path of
public duty. lien. Harrison was chosen President in
Is-4>>, and Mr. Webster, the Secretary of State, Mr. Ev
eiett’g warm personal and political friend, perceived his
eminent titne-s to represent the couutry at the court of
St. J unes, aud to tin-post he was accordingly appointed.
Our relations with England at that time were grave.—
The controversy touching the Northeastern boundary,
which for half a century had beeu a subject of difference,
seemed to have reach'd a po.ut beyoud which au amica
ble adjustment was hopeless. The recent burniugo! the
Cart'll' e. and the arrest of McLeod, hid inflamed the
public a..ad in b th countries. The ease of the Creole,
uid tpjes ions connected with Oregon and Texas, were
a!.-o eiemeu' • ot irritation. American Tes.-els had been I
- ,/vJ an 1 ih: dued by British cruisers ou the coast of
Atri u The confidence reposed in him by the Admbtra
tion at hon.e was shown by the fact that he was sent to
-aructions from th Government ol the Uuitcd States,
but evetv thing was left to bis owru unfettered judgment.
Entering at once up^it the discharge of his arduous and
delicate duties, he justified bv his ability, discretion, aud
tact, the largo confidence which had been reposed in him.
Though the setth incut of the Northeastern boundary,
aud of the Oregon question, was transferred to Washing
ton by the appointment of Lord Ashburton as special
ambas-udor, yet many important questions were left iu
Mr. Everett’s charge. Among the most important was
that involving the construction of the first article of tie
convention between the two countries on the subject of
the fisheries. Mr. Everett secured for our fishermen the
long disputed right to take fish iu the bay of Fundy. He
procured at various times, and in the face of great ob
stacles, the release from the penal colony of Van Die
men's Land of fit) or 70 American citizens convicted of
participation in the Canadian rebellion. Mr. Everett’s
position at the court of St. James must have been ren
dered more difficult by the frequent changes in the de
partment of State. Mr. Webster retired in the spring
of 184 . atid was succeeded within a brief period bv Mr.
Up-hur, Mr. Legarc, and Mr. Calhoun. But by all these
gentlemen Mr. Everett’s services were duly appreciated,
at'dhe t: •-v-d the confidence of all. Mr. Everett’s-Otil
position in Ettglaud was equally honorable and agreeable
to hint, and a source of just pride to his couutrymen.—
H - cultivation aud accomplishments were everywhere
recognized and his public speeches were received with
enthusiasm. In the spring of 181" he was appointed to
fill the newly constituted tui-sion to China, with a view
to establish commercial relations with that country, whit h
honorable trust he was compelled to decline. Itmuedi
at- iy ipon his return to the Tutted States in tho autumn
of 1543, Mr. Everett was chosen presidint of Harvard
university. 11 entered unou the duties ol this new tru-t
with charscterL-tie energy and enthusiasm, and it was a
tubjeet of great regret to the friends of the college that
[lie burdensome details and monotonous confinement of
His official life wore so ht avily upon his health as to com
pel him to resign his post at the end of :> years, before he 1
Had been able to carry into effect his important plans for
educational improvement. Mr. Everett gave a portion ‘
»f his lei.-ure, alter resigning the presidenev, to the pro- ,
pa ration of a collected edition of his orations and speech
i-s, which appeared in 2 vols. 8vo. in Iv5i). He alse su- 1
perintended the publication of the new edition of the ,
works of Mr. Webster, at his special request, and prepar- '
i-d an elaborate memoir, which was prefixed to the first 1
volume. Upon the lamented death of that great states,
mau, in Nov. 1852, Mr. Everett was ealled upon by l’re- ,
•ideal Fillmore to fill the vacant place of Secretary of I
State. He held the office during the last four months of '
President Fillmore's administration, and the condition of j
the public business made them mouths of most severe ,
labor, and nothing but his iudefatigable industry and ]
great patience could have carried him through what he
was called upon to do. Besides paying the most consci- j
entious attention to the regular business of the depart- ,
ment, always heavy, and in this case greatly accumula
ted, he adjusted the perplexing affairs of the Crescent
City steamer aud the Lobos islands, prosecuted with en- 1
vrgv the difficult negotiations pertaining to the fisheries,
concluded an international copyright convention with i
Great Britain and a consular convention with France,
»nd reviewed the whole subject of Central American af- 1
lairs in their relations to the government of the United j
S ate* and Great Britain, and recommended and induced
Irai America. But the question which attracted most of 1
the public interest during Mr. Everett’s administration of
th*- department of State was the joint proposition of
Britain and France to enter with the United States <
: to a tripartite convention, guaranteeing to Spain in J
perpetuity the exclusive posse-ston if Cuba. This pro- ,
;>u-ition was declined by the United States, iu a diplo- ,
m itic note of great ability drawn up by Mr. Everett.— 1
His exposition of the policy of this country was received
with very general approbation by the people and the
press without distinction of party. XothwifhsUndii g ]
bi-s arduous official duties, be found time to prepire an I
,.i.i„ rr address for the anr tal meeting of the Ameri
can coloi.i/atiim society in Washington, in 1853, in ex- .
j, and delcnce of the objects of that association.— '
H tore leaving the department of Slate Mr. Everett was i
elected by the Legislature of Massachusetts to the Sen- ’
K# of the United States, took his seat in that body at
the commencement of the special executive session in i
March, 1 $53, and made an able aud elaborate speech on
the Oeutral American question. In the summer and
autumn ot 183 beside an address before the Xew York
-iori, J society on colonization and emigration, and a ,
reply to the protest of Lord John Russell against the
doctrines asserted by our governtneut in the Dote decli- j
iiing the tripartite convention. Mr. Everett spoke more
than once in opposition to the proposed new constitution ,
iu Massachusetts. I’pou the assembling of the 33d Con
gr* -s. in Dec , 1833, Mr. Everett, as might have been
expected, found laiusclf in a state of impaired health
from tbe severe and uninterrupted labors of the previous i
: - months, but he applied himself with his usual industry
to the discharge of the duties that lay before him. Had j
ihc session proved one of no more than average labor >
»nd ex-dement, perhaps his strength would have enabled '
mu to meet the duties of his post; but such was not the j
•haraeter of the session. The introduction of the bill for (
the repeal of the Missouri compromise, commonly called ^
he Xebraska-Ksnsas bill, produced great agitation 1
hroughout the count! y, and brought tbe opposing par
es in the Senate iuto violent and protracted antagonism. (
for manv weeks tbe sessions were long continued, and (
he discussions of the most vehement aud i in pas- i
iaued character. Mr. Everett delivered a speech against -
he bill, on Feb. 8, 1834, characterized by his usual mod
-rate aud conservative views, as well as good b.v tacte and (
;ood temper. His health, under the pressure of official (
oil and exc U^uent, grew constantly worse, aud in tbe ■
olio* n; M ty, under the imperative advice of his physi- 1
ian, he resigned his scat. A few months of rest and ^
luiet restored him ; and now there began a new phase ,
n h* life, and the opening of a new and peculiar sphere f
if action. In the year ls33 the project of purchasing *
lount Yertion by private subscription was first started J
>y Mi-s Aon Pamelia Cunningham, in an address to the a
iomen of the United States, uuder tbe signature of “A d
iotilbern Matron." The proposal was favorably receive d i1
aid association* of ladies began to be formed in several J
if the State*, tor the gurpoae of collecting funds. M . t;
nvereU, having been applied te by the mercantile libra- a
7 —OBialton of Bunion to deliver a lecture during their a
oerae of 18*4-4, propomd that the association should jj
tiebrtie if>« next anaivyraarj of the birth-day of Wash- j,
jgton, and offei-ed to prepare for that occasion a dis
ci urse upon hi* character, the proceeds to be applied to
ome commemorative purpose. The offer was accepted;
,nd on Kcb. 22, 1856, Mr. Everett pronounced his oration
in Washington, lor the first time, before an immense au
lience at the tnusie hall in Boston. It was immediately
epeated at New York, New Haven, and Baltimore ; and
ihe proceeds were applied to various objects. It was de
ivered for the first time for the benefit of the Mount
Vernon fund at Richmond, A a., on March 19, 1856 ;and
down to the present time, (Juqe, 1859) it has been de
livered in various parts of the country 129 times, always
except in 7 cases, for the benefit of the Mount Vernon
fund. No deduction has ever been made by Mr. Everett
from the amounts received on account of his expenses,
which have been uniformly paid by himself; they have been
much reduced bv the hospitality with which he has been
received, and the liberality of railroad corporations and
the proprietors of steamboats. The proceeds received
were deposited by him in the hands of a board of tnts
trustees appointed by himself. They have paid over to
the general trer.surer of the fund at different times the
sum of 853,893 81, aud haoe now on hand the further
sura of *1,709 75. In the course of the autumn of 1858
Mr. Everett entered into an engagement with Mr. Robert
Bouuer, editor and proprietor of the New A ork Ledger,
to furnish an article weekly for that paper for one veai
in consideration of $ 10,600 to be paid in advance to the
Mount Vernon fund. This sum has been paid to the
treasurer of the fund. In the first of these articles, Mr.
Everett invited the readers of the “ Ledger” to transmil
each the sum of 50 cents or more toward the increase ol
the Mount Vernon fund. Many persons have responded
to this call, and the net amount received from this source
is $ 2,929 94, which is included in this sum of $53,393,
81 meutioued above as having been paid over to the
general treasurer. The aggregate sum total of realized
in the various wavs above meutioued, and paid over tc
the Mount Vernon fund and sundry public or charitable
associations, including the proceeds of the 7 repetitions
of the Washington discourse, which were not for the ben
efit of the fund, will not fall short of $90,000.—Xen
American Cyclopedia.
Arkansas—C. C. Dauly, y. K. Underwood, John
Bradlv. Alternate—J. B. Cates.
Alabama—N. W. Shelley, Philip Morgan, Johu y.
Connecticut—Dtlepalet at I.arije.—llou. John A.
Rockwell, Hon. Austin Baldwin. AUtrnatce.—E. M. Shcl
'on, F. 11. Whitmore. District.—llezekuh Hunting
don Hou Ezra Clarke, Jr., H. C. Miles, 0. R. Alsopp,
u\ A. Lewis, Henry Burr, C. H. Leeds, I). W. Pierce, S.
H. White, Wait, M. Hawley, Walter II. Bacon, Lvtnan
W. Cole, F. F. Loomis, Hou. J. Dunnam, R. E. Hitch
.ock, B. A. Hawley.
UKLAW.tRB— nm. i rnipip, uuswrpii i
R. Lothnd. Chas. M. Culling, Wm. Ellcgood, Luban I..
Lvons, J. M. liar, H. P. BUndy, Geo. W. Karsner.—
Alternates—A. Stock ley, Thomas Wallace, John M.
Denning, Manlove Hays, Wm. LotUnd, Wm. Witson,
[.. G. Gooch, Dr. J K. Wilson, Keese G. Wolfe, Henry
F. Fookes.
Gkoroia—R. A. T. Ridley, Hon. Joshua Hill, lion.
Hios. Hardeman, Jr., H. Hopkins, J. A. Lee, James M.
Dilhoun, Geo. W. Adair, J. K. Patrol, Thos. W. Wal
ter, Isaiah Fairview, Z. U. Clarke, Willard Boynton.
Indiana—John J. Ueytlon, U. W. Thompson, Jamc?
Montgomery, Lewis Howe, J. M. Havrou, Dennis Gregg,
J. A. Bridgland, 11. M. Graw, A. H Davidson, C. W.
IVather, W. K Edwards, John I*. Early, J. M. Smith, J.
IF. Dawson, Thos. B. Loug, Jas L. Bradley.
Illinois—Gen. John Wilson,Chairman; Geo. V. Byrd,
Jo-iuh Snow, Juo. T. Stuart, Allred Dutch, D. J. Snow,
a • Blip! .let Wood, D. W. Ford, Alternate.
Kkstvcky—State at Large— Lo-lie ( ombs, Laban T.
Moore, Gib on Mallory, James S. Jacksou. Districts—
I. D. M. Goodwin, Benjamin Bury. F. M. Bristow, S. G.
sudd irth, B. B. Thompson, C. F. Burnham. Juo Barber,
J K. Goodloe, William li. Duncan, Johu W. Finnell.—
Alternates—Thomas A. Duke, S. G. Rhea, Blanton Dun
au, A. U. Sneed, G. W. Foriuun, I). A. Sayre, W. C.
Whitaker S. F. Gauo, J. J. Miller. Satn’l Davis.
M tiNi_s. K. Hanson, Jos R Brozier, PhineasBarnes,
5aiu’l T.ivlor, Goo. E. B. Jackson, Samuel P. Shaw, Geo.
J. Getchell, Daniel L Choate.
M assacih stars.—Delegates—Hon. Jos. Grinuell, Col.
I is. \V. Leva, Hon. Marshall I’. Wilder, Hon. S L. Croe
ccr, Leverett Salstoustall, lion. George S. Hillard, Benj.
Allen, Col. Wiuthrop Faulkner, Jonathan Johnson,
Wm. B. May, Hon. Luther V. Bell, lion. Abel 8. Lewis,
lieiirv White. Alternates—Franklin Weston, N. F.
Jaflord, J. L. Baker, llou. D. Warren.
Missut'at.—Delegates—Sol. Smith. Wm. F. Swiizler,
Edward M. Samuel, John P. Bruce, Matthew II. Moore,
fhomas A. Harris, John Scott, Joseph B. Terry, Adol
jhus M is8 T. Alternate*—J. T. Clements, J. E. Barron,
It. ii. port. r. J. It. Hammond, J. 11. \\ ilium.*.
Mississippi.—Delegates—Hon. W. L. Sharkey, Hon.
i. w. 0. Watson, Col. J. M. Pitridge, K F. McGehee,
lick Bell, K. H. Rivers, T. B. Mosely. J. K. Yerger, Jo
eph Regan, W. II. \assir, A. S. Mitchell.
Nzw York —At Large.—Washington Hunt, F.rastus
J rooks, B. David Noxen, Jonas C. Hearts— Districts—
Seorge A. Halsey, Allred Doolon, Thomas R. Webb, J
JePevster Ogden, Charles Beck. Horace 11. Day, A. M
lininger, Fred'k A. Tallmage, Clark Peck, Daniel R. St.
lohn. Peter Cantine, A K. Chandler, George B. Warren,
lames Kvdd, Clarence Buck, .lames I. Smith, Charles H.
'rtemau. Alternate*— John S. Van Rennsalier, Edwin
I. Brown, A. W. Northrup, Aaron Mitchell. Newton B
t F. Stevens, Frederick C. Wagner, Jacob I*. Fourottc,
Charles Corvetl, Harle Haikes, Satu'l J. Wilken, D. W.
Pom Boson, Krastus S. Mack, G. A Scrotrcs. James W.
lerard, Orville Page, Louis Lillie, John P. Dodge, Alfred
Watkiiis, Jonas Bartlett, Wm. J. Bunce, Harrison Hall,
,Vin. II. Falconer, Wm. T. Jennings, Johu G. Ham, Fen
Ion II trbrouek, 0 B. Wheeler, Win. Duer, Silas Swain,
tufus Ripley, W. D. Murphy, Wm. Burling, John Lcve
idge, Abel Smith, Harvey Smith, Jouathau Munn, W. M.
.'oukev, Daniel I.. Couch, Alfred Wolkyn, A. G. Mynck,
)ani*fS. Baker, Anson Spenser. S. L. Huggins, U. H.
ioff. M. F. Robertson, John H. White, John F. Morton,
.. L. l’latt.
New Jersey.—Senatorial Delegates.—Hon. Jos F.
tiudolph, Hon Jas. Bishop. Alternate*.—Dr Charles
J. McChesnv, Elisha Day. Delegates.—Jesse E. Peyon,
’ol J. W. Allen, Hon. Peter J. Clark, Samuel G. A. Van
.ain, James A. Williamson. Alternate.* —George M.
tobenson, Jacob Herbert, Hon Abr’m V. Schenck, Au
gustus W. Coulter, Peter S. Duryea.
Xorth Carolina.— State at Large.—Hon. John M.
forehead, Hon. Richard S. Donnell, Hon N'atbaniel Bov
len. Districts.—David A. Barnes, D D. Ferebie, E.
,V. Jones, Richard U. Smith, Joseph B. Cherry, W. H.
Plark, John H. Haughton, W. Foy, Walter Dunn, Thos.
iparrow, E. C. Yellowby, Daniel L. Russell, E. J. Hale,
vi t ..:«A 4 V lU.xMa.ll .Takhn 1* Hliif» R McVnir
ion. Robert B. Gilliam, Win. II Harrison, Hon. Edwin
i. Reade, John Maiming. John M. Cloud, R. W. Whar
on, Hon. J. M. Leach, T. C. Ham, Thomas 8. Ash, Rufus
iarringer, Samuel U. Walkup, Tod R. Caldwell, Wm. M.
Shipp, A. S. Merritnon.
Ohio—Senatorial Delegates—Gov. Allen Trimble, Hon
lohu Scott Harr sou. Congressional Districts—N. G.
Jendleton, Gilbert Kennedy, .1. R. Nelson, A. J. Throp,
s. Me Beth, Dr. J. Way, Jos N. Snyder, M. J. N. Glover,
1. T. Barns, C. I Garro, James H. Laws, J. T. Hyatt,
foel Funk, R. R. Seymour, R. H. Geary, Jas H. Emmin
;er, J. M. Bushfi.'ld, Amos Glover.
Pennsylvania—Senatorial Delegates—Hon. Joseph R.
ugersoli, Geu Abraham Markley. Alternates—Col. II.
1 Fuller, Alfred Howell. Congressional Districts—E.
». Molvucaux, Chas C. Freeman, Wm. S. Elder, E. Har
>er JetVrics, William II. Slinglufl', Capt. Frank Smith, M.
iundv, Jno H Banks, 11. K. Killian, Henry Keller, Mer
iu Abbott, Col. Joseph Paxton, J. W. Martein, Edward
> lippen, E. C. Pechin, J. D. Bayne, John A. Ettinger,
'hos Ilaynev,-Patten, K. W. Grayson, J K. McDo
laid, Jos. il. Irwin, Gen. Wm. Shall, A. S Redstreake,
I. II. Hicks. Alternates—Sam’lM. M. Lee,F. 8. Altemus,
1 noSlemer, Joliu Hell Robinson, John S. Littell, T. W.
iVoodward, Wm. GraetT, U. C. Foudersmitb, C. C. La
hrop, Wm. II. Pierce, Wm. Hillman, C H. Briesler, Ro.
d. McClure, E. P. Borden, Col. W. Lee, Charles Chad
Tennessee—W. G. Brownlow, Baily Payton, John 8.
Jrieu, G. A. Henrv, W. Brazleton, Robt. Craighead,
lohn J. Craig, N. 8. Brown, Ed. H. Ew ing, J. W. Rich
irdson, A. J. Donelson, Win. Homar, O. P. Temple, C.
Trigg, R. Brabson, Jos. Picket, Wm. Ilickerson, 8. H.
?ombt>, Jordan Stokes, R. S. Northcott, A. S. Colzar,
leurv Cooper, L. J. Polk, J. C. Brown, W. P. Kendrick,
los. C. Starke, J. H. Callender, Clay Roberts, Joseph
larbien, J. M. Parker, T. A. R. Nelson, II. Maynard,
iVm. Stokes, Robt. Hatton, Jas. M. Quarles, Em. Ether
dge, P. W. Maxcev.
Texas—A. Barring Norton, B. II. Epperson, A. M.
Virginia—District Delegates—Samuel Watts, Travis
I. Epes, Wm. Martin, Edward D. Christian, Win. L.
ioggin. Marraaduke Johnson, George T. Yerbv, E. T.
'avloe, Ro. E. Scott, N. B. Meade, A. H. H. Stuart, Jas.
Vitherow, Wm. J. Dickinson, Geo. W. Summers, Wait
uan T. Willey. Alternates—Thos. L. Pretlow, Daniel
.yon, George Towns, W. W. Henry, Alex. Rives, Pey
on G. Coleman, Robert Saunders, Geo. W. Lewis,Henry
V. Thomas, Wm. Andrews, Chas. H. Lewis, Wm. Cope
iud, Isaac J. Leftwich, Arthur J. Boreman, James S.
Vermont—At Large—John Wheeler, R. McKinley
irrosby. Alternates—E. J. Phelps, R. A. Stebbins.—
Congressional District*—J. M. Knox, M. Cottrill, I)an
sl Tilden. Alternates—Abel Brown, Andrew Tracy,
The President addressed the Convention as follows;
ientlemen of the Convention —I thank you for this un
x pec ted manifestation of your kindness to me. It fills
jy brea*t with emotions which render me utterly inca
able of uttering my feelings of gratitude. The being
ailed upon to preside over such an assemblage as this,
mbracing so many gentlemen eminent for public ser
iee, lor patriotism, for high iutelligeuee, for public and
jr private virtue, is an honor whicti I most highly prize
ud which I shall remember with profound gratitude du
ng my whole life. [ Applause ] I canuot but regret that
lis honor bad not fallen upon some one more worthy
nd better able to fill it. I tcel you have given me a
ouble portion of iinduess to-day, and I could wish that
had been otherwise; but, since it is your pleasure, I
>el bound to respond to your call, and, according to the
eat of my ability, 1 will endeavor to discharge the du
es devolving on me in the position to which you have
■eig. ied me. I feel I may rely with perfect confidence
pon your kind co-operation and courteey for the pre
trvation of the ipirit and order which should pervade
lie body. I see before me gentlemen who, I know,
taUj estimate the importance of deliberation, of order,
ami decorum, in transacting the business of deliberative
assemblies, and 1 trust that, under the course of our pro
ceedings, we may be able to impress the country that it
is not yet tco late for geutlemeo to come together and
deliberate with sentiments of mutual deference.
We come here as the representatives of the indepen
dent States of the Union, Statet which have united their
doctrines together for great and noble purposes. Hut,
gentlemen, we will not dismiss the fact that we come
from 8tates widely separated by distance, separated, per
haps, to some extent, by difference of institutions, clime,
and social organization, and that our Uniou embraces
two classes and sections of States, which are sometimes,
at this modern day, placed in an ultilude of antagonism
and hostility to each other. I mean the peculiar diffe
rences which exist in the social and democratic organi
zations. There are those who would magnify and ex
aggerate these differences to such a degree that the peo
ple shall no longer regard themselves as fr ends and
brothers. Yes, there are such in both sections of this
glorious Union of ours. I grieve to say it. There are
men in this country who will organize strife into a sys
tem, but God forbid that the people of this broad land,
either North or South, or anywhere else, should give
their sanction or approval to those who would kindle
those fires of domes ic discord and sectional strife.
On the other baud, there is i class of people. North
and South, (1 rejoice to see them represented here to-day)
who desire to put away these causes of contention,and who
tecl and understand and kuotv that our Government and
Constitution were not intcuded to engender these antag
onisms and distrusts between sections, but to promote
peace and harmouy and unity between these members of
the confederation. [Applause.] There are those, (1 am
one of them, gentlemen,) w ho would, if possible, bring
back the public mind of the country to the consideration
of those great and harmonious principles on which we
can all stand together—one and inseparable. [Applause.]
Be it our part, however, to promote and diffuse a spirit ot
broad and generous national feeling of forbearance and
moderation. So far as the broad question is concerned,
which has been made the bane of our politics, it has fur
nished to a class of politicians the fiercest elements of
strife and discord. But let us remember that, from our
positions, differences of educations, of surroundings, of
habit, of social interest, and domestic construction of so
ciety there will still be certain shades of difference. It
was always so. It was so from the beginning; but did
that prevent the great men of the Republic from coming
together to form a system of political freedom aud of
self-government which shall enable us to move on as one
nation ; to protec t us from all external assault, and to cul
tivate amongst ourselves peacu, concord and domestic
tranquility V [Applause.] These difference that estrange
and divide the people of this country should not prevent
us from going forward to discharge the great work of self
government, and to encounter all the responsibility rela
tive to those great interests which are national, which are
commercial, and which we all hold in common; which we
are ready to sustain and defend in common, and which
possess the strongest claim npoa our loyaltv, patriotism,
and allegiance to the Constitution and the Uuion—which
we have received from the bauds of our patriotic ances
tors. [Applause.]
A few days sgo, having occasion to visit one of the
Western Slates of the Union, I was tempted to extend
my journey farther on, aud, for the first time, 1 saw the
glorious Misei-rsippi—that noble and magnificent river
which connects the North and South, and which by ns
tore’* orgiiDie law, has declared that we are to bn one.
As 1 floated upon the placid bosom of the Father of
Waters, in my ri flections 1 could not hut think and feel
that, since the beneficeoie of creative power has given
us suoh a bond of onion, intended to carry civilization,
prosperity and happiness to a kindred people, from its
(a its iiAiifi.a kAur vain hflW lilVl if k- ft* I flit <4 14 thp
tollv of man, which would separate those whom f*od
hithjoiucd together, [applause] How small ami piti
ful the effort seems of those w ho would divide the Mis
sissippi and interpose commercial regulations, and cus
tom house and tonnage duties upon the people ot this
American Union! find forbid, gentlemen, that any of
us, or any considerable portion ol the people ol this
country, should ever give their function to sentiments of
such a nature. We are one pfOple and one country; we
go forth under one flusr; we ataud upon national ground,
representing the interests of a great continent which
Providence has entrusted to oi.r charge; and I b. licve
the people will yet prove themselves equal to the destiny
which has been given them and hand it over, as one
harmonious nation, to those who are to come after u<.
[ Applause. ]
1 am detaining you too long, gentlemen, for I have
no thought of making a second speech. lu conclusion,
I will only repeat the sentiment I expressed on a former
occasion—that is, that our deliberations and proceed
ings may be characterized by harmony, bv decorum,
and by d'gnity, and that no disturbing element may
come in. I trust we shall not be very much embarrassed
in the construction of a platform. (Laughter and ap
plause.) We ought not to endeavor strongly to estab
lish uniformity of opinion on a question which we all
know and understand—a question that every man will at
least think and feel according to his own judgment. We
have not come here to contest the difference between
the various distinctions aud the shadowy forms of popu
lar sovereignty and territorial j' risdiction which have
foi some time been presented, and occupied so large a
part of the attention of Congress and of the country.—
This is not the question wbicli we have come to settle,
and I do not think we can settit it, if we w ould. I prefer
to leave them all where the Constitution 1 a< left them—
(applause)—leaving every State in the full enjoyment ol
its own rights and its own independence. All we ask.
gentlemen, (I speak now of conservative men in that
portion of the country from which I come,) is that you
will manage, govern, and regulate your own internal af
fairs accotdittg to your own will and pleasure. On the
other hand, we propose to do precisely the same thing
for ourselves. (Applause.)
We do not in'end to burden our consciences with your
olleitces, neither do we want yoi to burden yours with
ours, but let each and every part answer lor itself. Tnat
is the sentiment which ought to pervade, and which, 1
trust, will once more pervade, tie people of this coun
try. A spirit of generous deliberation will then once
more become the order of the day, and I think I see signs
that such is to become the pervading spirit—a spirit that
has lieen going on ever since th; repeal of the Missouri
compromise. I trust the time is come when the people
will not be Jriposed to encourage their representatives in
either section in burling invective and reproach upon the
people and representatives of other sections—to place
themselves upon judgment of the conductor other sec
tions of our country, but will consult and cousult delibe
rate upon those great measures which concern the wel
fare and prosperity of the country at large, Nurth or
South, East or West. [Applause.) Once more I in
voke the spirit of harmony to preside over our deliliera
tion-, relying upou your kind aid aud co-operation to
enable me to discharge the duties which it has been your
plea-n re to devolve upon me. [kpplause.]
At the conclusion of the address a motion was made
to proceed immediately to the nomination of candidates
for I’tesident and Vice President of the United States.—
Mr. Shipped, of Pennsylvania, offered the following as
an amendment:
Reiolvtd, That each State shall now nominate one
person as a candidate for the Presidency of the United
States, and one person for Vice President, and that this
Convention thereupon proceed u> the election of such
officers from the nominations thus to be made, and that
after the first three ballots, the candidates having the
lowest number of votes on each successive ballot shall
be dropped, and the ballot continued until a candidate
shall be duly elected by a majority of the whole number
of votes cast.
Sir. Randolph, of New Jersey would beg leave to in
terrupt the regular course ot business to state tu it tie
had just conducted to a seat by tie side of the President
one of the oldest, most esteemed, and most honored citi
zens of New Jersey ; a man sufficiently old to have been
the companion, associate and compatriot of Madison,
Jefferson and .Monroe ; one who had never allowed fa
naticism or sectionalism to swerve him from his love of
the Union aud the Constitution, aud who stood now, as
he had stood in the early days of the Rt-publ'c, devoted
to all sections of his common country. He therefore
moved that the IIou. Lewis Condit, of New Jersey, be
declared au honorary Vice President of this Conveuiion.
[Cheers ]
The Pie'ident then presented to the audience the vet
eran Vice President, who was received with great enthu
Mr. Grayson, of Pennsylvania, said: Mr. President
and gentlemen of the Convention—I wish to speak my
individual opinion, and not utter oue word as the mouth
piece of the delegation from Pennsylvania. When I
came here, sir, I came with the expectation that wc bad
an infinitely more important work to do than to nomi
nate a candidate for the Presidency of the United States.
I take it, sir, that we are about to initiate a great conser
vative national party. [Applause. | And, sir, whether
we are successful to-day or next year, or in the next
quarter of a century, I for oue w .sh it to be understood,
that whpn this party of ours shali triumph, it shall tri
umph, not upou men, but upon principle. [Applause.]
I am here not for any uomiuatiot. 1 know, sir, that the
Constitutional Union party embraces within its ranks a
host of men, either one of whom would dignify and do
honor to the high office of the chief magistrate ot the
United States. [Applause] Bu, sir, in these political
days upon which we have tallen and they are days of
trouble and distrust,) I tell you that whatever may be
the antecedents of any statesman, I would not, looking
to the doubtful future, trust him, iiuless he puts himself
upon a definite platform. [Applause.] I am here, sir,
with my whole heart swelling within me with but one
feeling, and that is a feeling for the Constitution and the
Union. [A pplause. ]
Mr. Littell, of Pennsylvania, hoped that the resolution
of his colleague would not be hud oil the table. He
thought we all had sufficient time to consult as to the
character, standing aud fitness of tie distinguished states
men who have been mentioned in connection with the
nomination. What further do we want to know of that
distinguished man, John Bell, of Tennessee? [Cheers.]
He has been before the eouutry for a quarter ot a centu
ry. We all know him, and the country knows him. He
has been tried in high positions, both by his State and
the Union—his record is clear and unmistakable, without
a stain or blemish to be discovered by his bitterest poli
tical oppouent. With such a man we want no platform.
He has stood through life a defender of the Constitution
as it is, and of the Union as one and indivisible. He
therefore could see no reason for delay, and no possible
reason for the appointment of a Committee on Nomina
I am not here, sir, to disturb with one single word that
I may utter that harmonious sentiment which I should
wish to see pervade and animate the councils of this
most patriotic Convention. But, air, wc are standing iu
a very peculiar and very perilous position. We are ar
rayed as a party of peace—as a party whose mission it
is to save the country from the rash strife of the ene
mies of the Uuiou and the Constitution ou the North nnd
on the South. (Applause.) Now, sir, in order that we
go into this contest, (which is to be a most stirring and
important one for the destinies of this nation in all time
to come,) we should define our position as a party, and,
in order to do that, we should ascertalu and understand
most precisely, sir, the attitude which is occupied by the
two great and formidable organisations which it is our
duty and destiny to oppose m the coming campaign.—
Wbat is lbs position < ceupie 1 to-day by the Republican
and the Democratic party on .he jther aide? It ia use
less for us to shut our eyes to the fact that the only issue ,
that has engrossed the whole attention of the people |
of the United States, in so far as they have acted through |
their Legislatures and their great National Convention ,
at Washington, in one single question which involves
nothing more nor less than the interpretation and mean
ing Of the Constitution of the United States ; and that ,
question is this : Whether or not the Congress of the Uni- ,
ted States, under the Constitution, has or has not a right
to legislate in regard to the subject of slavery in the
Territories? [Hisses.] I am not going to introduce this
at all. [Laughter.] What I mean by that, Mr. Chairman,
is this, that we may avoid this whole difficulty simply by
enunciating, before we go into a nomination of candi
dates, a plain platform of principles which shall leave to
tally out of view this distracting question. [Applause.]
1 want to shut that question entirely out of this coming
contest, in so far as the Constitutional Union party is con
corned ; and 1 trust, that, before we appoint a commit
tee for the purpose of going into a nomination of a can
didate for the Presidency and Vice Presidency, we should,
either in general Convention, or by a Select Committee,
appointed for the purpose, declare that we are for the
Union ami the Constitution,as interpreted by the Supremo
Court of the United States, and the enforcement of the
laws. (Applause.)
Mr. N. 0. Peudleton, of Ohio, offered the following
amendment to the resolution, ^striking out all after thu
word resolve, and inserting—
Renolvcd, That the delegations from each State be re
quested to appoint one of their number to constitute a
Central Committee, aud that each person thus nominated
shall bring to that Committee the general opinion of his
Mr. Harris, of Missouri, desired not to be misunder
stood as desiring to obstruct the action of the Conven
tion by the proposition he had introduced for the appoint
ing of a Nominating Committee. I desire such a Com
mittee with no view of having a platform reported, as I
do not desire a pi itform. There are delegates from four
or five Stiles, 1 would further remark, not now repre
sented, w ho are now en route, aud will be here to-morrow.
For this reason, also, I think we should not now proceed
to ballot, so that they may have the opportunity of join
ing in the nomination. This I regard as essential and
proper, and in the mean time we could appoint the Com
mittee proposed to noiniuate caudidates for President
aud Vice President.
Mr. Breslcr, of Pennsylvania, asked the reading of the
resolution of Mr. Shippeo, aud on its being read, stated
that he would preface bis motion with the remark that
he was desirous of casting the vote of his district on this
tloor, and not to vole by States in making a nomination.
He therefore proposed an amendment. That we should
immediately proceed to nominate candidates for Presi
dent aud Vice President, without the intervention of any
Mr. Watson, of MUsi-sippi, thought the best course to
pursue was ‘-to make haste slowly." He would therefore
propose that wo resolve to proceed to ballot at ten
o'clock to-morrow. All wc want is to be better acquaint
ed with each other before we proceed to business. Down
where Hive we have been so long abusing Massachusetts
and Massachusetts has been so long abusing us, that I
thought when I arrived in Baltimore I would like to ascer
tain for myself what kind of men there were wav down
East. ( Laughter. ] In accordance wiib ibis determination,!
paid a visit last night to the Massacliusetls delegation, and
a nobler set of men I have not met with lately. We al
so compared views on the exciting topics of tlie day, and
1 found that their views were mv views, and that my
views were their views. I could not find one point of
difference between us. All we wanted was the Union as
it is, and the Constitution and the laws. I therefore came
to the conclusion that we should remain for a little time
to consult together and all will be well.
I tell *mi Jr that there ia nn lir.riJntr the ner.nle
North, South, K tsi and West, and we are delegated here j
to perform no ordinary duty. Let us do nothing with un- (
due haste, au.i our action here will be suuh as cannot fail (
to perpetunte infinitely those institutions, which, by fa- ,
naticisin, have been so repeatedly endangered. L-'t the |
subject of a platform be referred to a committee. [Voice, ,
“We want no platform.”] Well, let the question be re- ,
ferred, and let the committee consider the subject, and |
report-that we want no platform, if such is the will of |
the Convention. I want such a committee to come to
gether and consult, and become belter acquainted with |
each other. In the meantime, he hoped that his propo
sition to postpope the balloting for President and Vice
Prrsident until noon to morrow, would be adopted.
General Leslie Coombs, said:—Mr. President and gen
tlemen—I have given much thought to the question now
presented for the considerstiou of this Convention. So
deeply have I been impressed with the importance of a
platform to a great political party that I have taken upon
mvself the labor of preparing three—[laughter]; one for
the harmonious Democracy—[laughter]—who have late
ly agreed together so beautifully at Charleston—| laugh
ter J ; one for the •‘irrepressible conflict” gentlemen, who
are about to assemble at Chicago—[laughter]—and ano
ther for the Natioual Unionists now before and around j
us. [Applause ] First, then, for the harmonious De
mocracy, t propose the Virginia and Kentucky resolu- „
lions of ''.'8—’#9 ; one in favor of excluding slavery fro.j (
the Territories, and the other in favor of forcing it into c
them—[laughter]—both to be adopted unanimously, '
without debate, under the previous question, and no .
questions a^kt d afterwards. [Laughter.] For the “ irre- *
pressible contlietists,” about to assemble at Chicago, 1 ,
suggest the Blue Laws of Connecticut; first, in reference t
to the right of a man to kiss his wifeou Sunday—[laugh- j
ler|—and the second, in reference to the burning of s
w itches; provided, that wires shall have the privilege to _.
be kissed, and old witches to be burned. [Laughter.] _
The third is the Constitution of the United Slates as it is,
and the Union under it, nowr and forever. [Immense ,
applause.] 1 »ill not - peak with reference to the first, |
at large, but 1 will venture to say that it will be as ititel- s
ligiblc thereafter to the wide spread Democracy as it has v
beeu heretofore—[laughter ;] and, beiug as intelligible, t
I venture to state, on all that I am worth, that not one t
out of five hundred ever read these resolutions ; and of r
those who did, not one in five hundred understood them.
[Laughter and applause.] In reference to our platform, f
the legislative, judicial and executive departments shall ,
he independent and supreme. I thiuk that will be plat- t
form enough for a Union party to stand upon. (Ap- ,
plause ] The Congress of the United States to indicate
the laws; the judicial department to interpret them, y,
and the executive to have them executed. That is ail ,
we need. Why, sir, if I were iu an assemblage of Chris- ,
linns about to establish a platform, do you think I would
take “sprinklings” or “dippings" for its planks? No!— „
1 would take nothing but the Bible os it ia. and leave all n
to construe it, and be responsible to God for the cou- ,■
struetion. [Applause.] ^
Mr. Switzler of Missouri, was about to speak, when the
Chair announced (hit the delegation from Texas were at ,
the door of the building aud desired admittance. c
This announcement was received with deafening ap- (
plause, and the delegation proceeded to the Secretaries’ ,
desk and presented their credentials. The chairman of t
the delegation, A. B. Norton, w'ore a beard reaching ,
nearly to his waist, which attracted great attention,— «
whereupon, J
General Leslie Coombs rose, and thought it proper to j
account to the Convention for the extraordinary hairy 0
appearance of the gentleman from Texas. Some fifteen u
years ago he had made a vow that he never would cut n
bis beard until Henry Clay was elected President of the ,
United States—and it will be perceived he has most reli- f
giously kept his vow. [Vociferous applause.]
Mr. Switzler, of Missouri, tlen proceeded. He said :
that he spoke as the representative of a State which had ,
been overridden for the past 25 years by political dema
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and he would say in this connection that the Missouri (l
delegation stood two for and twelve against adopting any g
platform. The people of Missouri wanted no better 0
platform than the Coi stitution and the Union, and with j
such a one it would bo an easy matter to override the a
political plunderers at Washington. He was not op- tl
posed to discussing matters relating to the public welfare, (|
but ibi-question of plitform was di-graced before the
country. The people considered them mere humbugs, _
designed only to catch voters. As, for instance, w hat (|
was the Cincinnati plitform ? (A voice, “nothing.") It g
was, in tils opinion, like a piece of gutt.u perdu (a voice ^
“India rubber.”) It was capable of being cut and put
together again. In conclusion, he would remark that
he hoped the Courcntion would not peril the success of 0
the present movement by adopting any platform ; but j
take the Constitution and tlio Union, and with that go n
before the country. | Applause )
The Hon. Thos Swmjn, who, on taking the floor, was ^
greeted with great applause, said : 1 arise, Mr. President,
for the purpose of seconding the motion of the gentleman (j
who hasjust spoken. (Applause ) The State of Mary j;
laud is here to-day, sir, prepared to make a nomination ‘
She lias welcomed, sir, the delegations from the different •
Slates of this great Union, and she believes that the time ^
is near at baud when this Convention will be able to agree
upon such a platform that shall give confidence to this
whole country. (Applause.) Mr. President, gentlemen
have talked about platforms. We hive a great deal to
say upon the subject of platforms, if that question is
opened up ; but, sir, for myself, (without meaning to
represent the sentiment of those with whom 1 am associ
ated here,) I say, sir, that when the distinguish men who
inaugurated this Convention appeared upon that platform
to-day (applause) that was platform enough for the State
of Maryland. (Immense applause.) Show us the man,
and we will tell you his platform. We want men who
stand upon the Constitution aud the execution of the
laws. (Applause.) We want no other platform here
(applause) so far as the little State of Maryland is con
cerned. (Applause.)
Mr. President, we arc here at a most important period
of our political history. It cannot be denied, sir, that
for months past a feeling of distrust and growing rest
lessness as to our political future has taken strong hold
upon the minds of the people of this country. The
question is asked, “ How long is this state of things to
continue? Is this glorious Union realiy in danger?”—
We are here in a period of calm to take our reckoning,
and ascertain how far the old ship of state has drifted
from its true course—to estimate the dangers through
which we has passed, and by which we are now surround
ed, aud to calculate the chances that lie before us in the
future. If wo wish to give confidence to the people of .
this couutry, I sav, representing, as I believe, the voice 11
of the State of Maryland, that we should repudiate all e
platforms but the Constitution. [Applause.] Now, sir,
from the distinguished names that have been presented
to the consideration of the State of Maryland, we are “
prepared, in a spirit of compromise, to make a judicious n
selection. We are here for the purpose of repudiating I
all ultraism, both North and South.
There are good men, constitutional men, and national m
meu in the North as well as the South, aud we are not tr
to be intimidated in the choice which we shall make by -
that cry which is raised bj the Democratic party whene- j
ver a gentleman is presented who raav be supposed to r|
affiliate with Northern seutimeut*. We desire to stand
upon a conservative platform, and we say when you re- ■■
pudiate the Supreme Court of tj>e United States and its '
decision, we are at sea, and we might as well return snd _
go borne to our constituents. [Applause.] With this J
view I feel bound to say that the State of Maryland is
not prepared to go into a nomination at the present mo- (
ment. She asks tor tune. Sbe will be willing to-morrow -
morning, after she bat had an interchange with ber
brethren, North and South, and I am satisfied, sir, from (
the intimations that have been given here to-day, that we
shall be able to present a man without a platform—a man
that we oan trust upon hia antecedents, and upou the po>
ition which be occupies before the country. <h>t who
»o§se«srs that spirit which haa been a. ptriel fiom by
hose who are now in powtr. and which will live ooofi
l<*nc<) to our ooutitry, both Nurth and Bmtb, Kutand
Vest. [Applause]
Mr. Hopkins, of Georgia, desired to say a few words
>n this question of pUtfOfpv, *ud he would, in so doing,
letain the convention hot a few minutes. He would sug
jest a platform in a very lew words. He represented the
irst district of Georgia, and he was instructed, by such
non as Judge Lord, and by consultation with the most
ntelligent citizens in his section of the State, to demand
t pUtlorm. After souudiug public opinion in Georgia,
le had cousullcd with citizens of North Carolina, and
:bcy had perfectly coincided with him, not only that we
ihould have a platform, but we agreed iu all its planks,
riiey thought there would be no difficulty in giving the
South a platform—a platform that three millions of vo
ters could stand upon, without regard to the section of
Bountry in which they reside. That platform was there
Bord of the Hero of San Jacinto, General Sam Houston.
[ Applause.] I ask the gentlemen from Kentucky, from
Indiana, from Tennessee, if he is not the man for the
times ? Other distinguished gentlemen have been nam
ed, hut thev are the representatives of a defunct party—
of the old Whig party. cannot rally men to the sup
port of a candidate who has been resusiUted from a dead
body. We want a live tr.kn, who, like General Harrison,
will lead us to triumph.
We tried the gallant Henry Clay, but notwithstanding
li'is brilliant civic services to the country, we were doom
ed to defeat. We then tried General Taylor, a candidate
who was not known to the country, eicept for his bril
liant services on the battle field, and he led us on to a
brilliant victory. We now want a man of military renown.
Cries of “No! No!") I fjuhmit it to Kentucky, to Indi
ana, to the South? I appeal to the North, lor he has
fought the battles of our common country, and although
you may oppose him because you have other more favor
ite candidates, you must admit his high claims to the norn
ination. Wiih the hero Of Buena Vista we drove the
Democracy from their strotigholds, and with the herool
San Jacinto a similar victor^ may be obtained. With such
i platform as I have proposed I would go hack and tell
the planters of Georgia that Sam Houston is the platform
an which I stand—and I wtjuld do so confident of success,
so far as the vote of that Slate was concerned.
Hon. Erostus Brooks, bf the New York delegation,
•aid: Mr. President—Thai discussion of the questions,
either of men or of platforms, even to the exteut already
Indulged in, is prematura and unfortunate. I think 1
may be permitted to say, for thirty-five delegates, and
for their thirty-five alternates—seventy men upon this
floor from the State of New York—with one heart and
one voice, that they have resolved to ask this Conven
tion to present no platform to the country save the Con
stitution of the United States. (Applause.) A uuiou of
the States and the cnlorceracnt of the laws. (Applause.)
And on that platform, interpreted by the constituted au
thorities of the land, we feel that wc can meet our breth
ren, South and North, East and West, with a proper
spirit. This course will also promise a degree of sue
•ess before the people which shall establish the fact,
that neither the extreme party of the North or South
•hall longer administer the affairs of this country. (Ap
Sir, let gentleman remember how brief is the age of
:hia party of which we have the honor to be representa
:ives. I t U hardly half a year old, and in that brief pe
■iod it is represented hare to day bv nearly every State
if our American Union. It is wise to leant, as long as
ve may live under one government under one constitu
ion, (and with one destiny iu view we must learn,) to he
nlerantnnd just towards each other. [Applause.] That
ustiee and union and concord better become the people
if a government like this than any platform which any
.* _ !_I I-•-.-1 <Ti
h another event which exj>erience lias demonstrated, and
hat is that your party platforms are meant to deceive
he people of the country, for they have their Northern
ace and their Southern face. They have one set of geu
lemen to interpret them in one section, uud another
lass in a different section. There must be some tribunal
o which we eau all recur, and let that tribunal be the
iwh of tbe land as constituted and interpreted by its
ugliest judicial authority. | Applause. |
We invite you, gentlemen of the South to meet us
icre to-day or to-moirow, as in your judgment you may
leem best. I feel, in the diversity of opiniou which has
ieen expressed here to-day, that it is necessary, whale
er we may do, to do it m decency and in order; and
rhelbcr it is proposed to adopt a platform of one or
hree lines, it U proper that a ccmmittee, representing
very State in the Union, should take whatever proport
ions may have been prepared, uud present them, as the
oice of all the States, to this National Convention. [Ap*
lause. j When such committee rhall report, whether it
e from the thirty-three or thirty Slates, that report will
e unanimous: and, being unanimous, I am sure that it
rill not only meet your hearty concurrence, but be as
timed to by those whom you represent. Then we shall
o on conquering and to conquer.
We have, iu my own State, a conservative class, who
re in favor of the fugitive slave law, and in favor of the
^institution of the United States. Then we have another
lass of men who follow iu the wak# of these. They
re for preaching, as the great architect of the party
reached at Cleveland, for a higher law than the Con
titution of the United States. 1 am tired uud weary of
bese disputes, Gentlemen will at times differ in regard
3 the powers of Congress, and in regard to the judicial
iterpretation oven of the Constitution of the Uuited
tales, but we owe it to ourselves as good citizens to
ubtnit to the law and abide by it. |Appliuse. J lain
rood to say this is the voice of the E npire Slate. There
re five propositions before the convention. Obviously. -
wo or three of them are out of order. Kor tbe time, at
u«t, all, I hope, will be withdrawn, in order that i may
uhniit a motion which will he convenient to tbe eon
ention, and which is that until otherwise authorized,
ic rules and regulations of the House of Representa
ves be the rules for tbe government of this body. | -Vp
Mr. Ooggin, of Virginia, said: There is a venerable
•iend of mine, Mr. Crittenden, of Kentucky, that I
ould respectfully suggest be invited to take a real on
ic platform, and I do so in the name both of the North i
nd the South. '
The announcement of this was received with applause,
ut it was found that Mr. C. was not in tbe hall ti take I
be sett which had been unanimously accorded him by *
ic convention.
Thomas A. Harris, of Ml-souri, thought that a com- ,
uttee should be appointed to take into consideration i
ud report to the Convention tbe names of candidates
>r President and Vice President. He was in favor of
lillard Fillmore. [Cheers ] He was tbe choice of Mis
>uri, but 1 have no choice that I cannot yield, and Mis
3uri has no such choice. And, if I can lay him down I
in lay any man down who will be brought before this
(invention. We, of the Missouri delegation, know who
ould be acceptable in Missouri; we hare do doubt on
lat point. But we want time to consult and ascertain
ho will be the most pn ferable candidate in all the
tates. We are forming a party that is to continue, he
nppd, to the end of lime, not a mere ephemeral organ
:*tion for the present moment. We, therefore, have
ther duties to perform besides those of seeking to nomi
ate our personal fsvorites. Our aim should be to nomi
ate those who will meet with the heartiest support from
le people.of the whole Union. We look to no section
>r countenance and support, but to each and all; and in
le selection of candidates we should have a similar ob
*ot in view. A little time, therefore, spent in cultiva
ng friendship, and comparing views, which can be so
ell done in a committee of the kind I have proposed,
ould be advisable before proceeding to ballot. No one t
ere has stronger preferences than I have, but I want I
>me means of ascertaining whether my views are those t
f gentlemen from other sections of the (,'onfederacy.— I
therefore, with the view of moving the appointment of 1
Committee on Nominations, move that the resolution
) proceed at once to ballot for President and Vice Presi
ent be laid upon the table.
The several resolutions were then withdrawn by their
lovers, and the question was taken on Mr. Brooks’ mo
on to adopt the rules of the House of Representatives,
> far as they may be applicable, lor the government of 1
te Convention.
Mr. Brooks then moved that a committee of one from
icb State here represented be appointed by the several (
L-legations, which shall be instructed to prepare busi- t
i ss for the Consideration of the Convention, which will *
subtle*.* be prepared to report by the hour of assent- {
ling to-morrow (Thursday) morning. i
Mr. McClure, of Pennsylvania, desired no platform
etter than that proposed by Mr. Coombs, of Kentucky. 4
e thought, however, that a platform should be adopt
1, or at bast soma action should be taken on the sub- j
ct. 1
The Prisideut explained that tVe Committee on Busi
es*, just ordered, would attend to that matter.
The Secretary then proceeded to call the roll of States, .
hen the following gentlemen were named by the re
icctive delegations as the Committee on Business. '
Alabama—A F. Alexander.
Arkansas—M. S Keuuard.
Connecticut—Austin Baldwin.
Delaware—Charles F. Cullon. (
Georgia—Hon. Joshua Hill. r
Indiana—R. W. Thompson.
Illinois—John Wilson. k
Kentucky—C. F. Burnham.
Maine—George E. B. Jackson.
Massachusetts—A. S. Lewis.
Minnesota—F. J. Burnett.
Maryland—G A Pearce.
Mississippi—J. W. C. Watson.
Missouri—Thomas A. Harris. ,
New York—Erast us Brooks. v
New Jersey—Jos. F. Randolph. *
North Carolina—Richard G. Donald.
Ohio—N. G. Pendleton.
Pennsylvania—Joseph R. Ingersoll.
Texas—A. B. Norton.
Tennessee—Bailie Peyton. n
Vermont—John Wheeler. I
Virginia—Robert E. Scott. !
The President announced tiiat the Committee on Bus
ess would meet at the Eutaw House at 8 o’clock last
feDing. <
On motion, thi Convention then adjourned to meet at ]
» o’clock Thursday morning. -I
ri^< I*ONn« NILE OF PAIHT- 1
Is- - t - ISG8 AT CORINTHIAN HALL.—la conaeqneoce of
- latrnes* of the ) our, l‘ was to mil Impoiatble to go through
th ail lb* plot urea intruded for the aale /rater lay. ' huae re- j
xiulog, than fore, will be offered at the tame hour, (4 o'clock) *
la (Saturday) evening. m/IB-ll I
ItHKIM.X. : bbla No. 1 Halifax Cut llcrrinp
134 do No. 1 vnd 2 Halifax Gibbetl Her- ■
iga, for aale by 1>
iriflTE CKKASE.-loObbl* for aale by
If a.si* I. * 0. B. DAVENPORT. -
IV OH A I L1C CBM F BIT.—MO bbl*. Roeeadale. for J
mall_aale by_I * (i B. DAVENPORT. -
UAKET WINE —200 caae* BA Julian Major f«r aale by l
J mailI A G. B. DAVENPORT. 1
Corner Wall and Main Streets |
myS—8m SiARTlV'MAOl%X, | FropEldOH, '
JIM 11A A. MANENT CUBE .f IH. dtotr ££
Mad. by a B BETMOCR A CO. IDT N ABA AI gTgggy’l, y
Frit, f- pet box ; lint free by pott.
ir n .Jltlnr la nrerawu ry, tie HmiHr. ||,it
Pill*.—They are a* pleasant as a truly effective —
ha. n to true you miy take purgatives which will operat- whil**.
pain, bee suae they take the balsamic parts from the bUe.d *p 1
to worse than being bled, wone than having the vital Bud J„i,u,
ed. Bear tec of them luimm'i Fill* oaly take hold «f ip, t
matters whi:h the body, when sick, wants to cvacnst. Tt.
solely an saitotanl of nature,—nothing more, nothing less y,,"
do not foi cs ; they merely assist; and herein to their great rt'.’
Til* man s thrice blessed who to so fortona e as to b« *»,,,,
with Uil« food and almost perfect gift to man, because he (,** p, a
great extent his body Insured In health hy Ihelr occasion*],,,
Frlnclpaliofflce, 994 Canal street, New Tork. bold hy all ,-p,*
aide d. a(er* In medicine*. d rAwlra
Roma Eva BtLaiu — Hundred* of persons of scrofulous h.b t
arc dlstigured by rednesi or rawness of the Eyelids, r >mmonly
ed s re eyes, who, by using tho Balssm msy obtain almost la...
diate relief, and after • fsw application* Bn I Ihemselvcs perfe ey
_ _ _ dA.ur
CKISTADOKO'ft i:\< F.I.MOK |>V|;
la uniiralled In the world.
No o'her dye has been analysed,
No other dye produces such faultless colors,
No other dye can be aopltrd so rapidly, '
No other dye Is so listlog In Its rif.-ts
No other dye Improves the texture of the hair. It hat
Chemist to the Croton Water Board of hew York, an t certltl.,' he
him to be as harmless *s Croton Water HI* certificate mar ,1
seen at the establishment of the proprietor, bold everwher*
appl'ed hy all hair dreiser*. CklfTxMWO, No. d Astnr H ,j.
York. may- dkelm
‘•Not dangerous to the Human Family,"
" Rata come out of ther hole* to die "
V E R M I N .
“ Cottar's ”
« Cottar’s” Rat, Roach, Ac. Exterminator,
“ Cottar’s ”
“Cc-ttir's” Bod bug Exterminator.
« CtMtar'n ”
« Cottar'* ” Electric Powdor. fnr Injects, Ac.
Bats—Roachen—Mice—Moles—Ground Mice— Red Bugs Amt
Moths Mnsc.ulties— Ftesa— Insect* on Plamt, Fowls, Animals A.
Ac.—In short, every species of •
10 Years established In New York tidy—used hy the City p up
Of!lee--the C ty Prison* and btatlon Houet-the Cltv
Ship*, Ac.—the Cltv Hotels, “ Astor," *‘bt Nicholas, Ac.—and hV
more than 90,000 private families
|W Druggists and Retailers everywhere tell them
(W Wholesale Aecnte lu wail the Urge Cities and Town*.
jT" ''' IlKwaaa !'! of spurious imitations.
|BE* |l Du Sample Boxee *ent hy Mail.
fW~ Addrees ordrni—or for * Clreu ar lo Dealers " to
HENRY R. COSTAR, rarsciPAt Dtror,
619 BaoanirtT, (Opposite Bt Nichols* Hotel i \ y
Sold hy PI'RCEI.I., HDD 4 CO
myl— dAwlm Wholesale and Retail, Richmond, Va.
^s- TJ . of New Yotk, has arrived 'n Richmond, and tsie*
room* at the Poal.atan HI* stay to d«finitely limited t, TWO
W kilt Kb. lie will devote hit time, while In Richmond, to < ot suit*
lions and to the treatments of all dl.eases o’ tip lr ,- <i ,, i
Lung i.
Persons tun fttblt 'o consult.him at his rooms, will be visited
Thom- troMcd with ••(VttvrrA," or tulfering fr«m ‘B,nne\al A
tin ns'' should pltce thetnielvs under treatment at once,
...» ......... .j,....I
“r HUNTER has all Uie Instiuments for the admlolftratlon of
mertl.lnes In vapor, and for Uie exhibition of oxygen tn hcri'ul*
Patient* In the country ean coneult by letter.
P<.wh»t»* llorux, Richmond, M*y l«t,l->*0. ma -ft
month! since, oar excellent townsman, NxpmiLi Ezrxixi.ln
fortned u« hat be had prepared a halrreatnrtr with wlu.h he »u
experimenting upon hi* own hea l, whoae lop was entirely bai.1 —
We taw him two day# since, an t on the plsre si bald four nioniu
since, a fine crop of hair hat sprung up with a vigorous gr .wth. rs
eonrineed It Mr. Kxxiixl of Uie eflcacy of hU dwcovrrv, ihsi he
Mr K. It about going loto an extensive manufacture of an art.•!,
which Is destined to prove of analout Interest to our bald pavj
friends. — FYiwn Richmond ffVu/ulrer, /i<r. lilt, 1S,’A.
Tills famous article can now be had of the principal Druggist*.—
Those persons who desire a fine head of hair, have only to u*e th*
restorer according 10 printed dim Mow M Mm b.tUe. Those who
hare any doubts of its efficacy can have them removed In s shaft
proving that It la all that Is Is claimed to be.
Wholesale depot tor orders, fit) Male Bt. I. EZIIRL.
RlCHMoxh, Nov. U, lhS|.
I, N. EZEKIEL, take oath on the Qoly Bible, that I bare bees
bald fur the past It years, and have restored my hair by using EZl
This dav sworn before me, by Nsphlall ExekleL Job. M*ro.
del A— dAwly Msror of Richmond
‘•willLi: Tlll ici; IN LIFE
i?i THERE’S HOPE," lo s trulioi that every «ufferere»n at
.eot. M hen suffering with cramp cholic, with nervous hes’lteh', with
•holers morbus, or wlUi dyspepsia—diseases that arise from dii'.f ■
Jered stomach and Indigestion—how many of ut wruhl cling to Lfe
I tingle hour, but for the hope that tome remedy would pr-v* t
tself—some lieallng medicine would be found. Re* ler, do y. u
luffer s tUi either or all of these disease* * If to, y'u need luff.r
10 longer, luxxa’-t Paaviru Brrrraa, the greatest vegetable soil
lote Jet discovered—the only true remedy vet brought m ,!ght—1*
fxacii) suited to your case. Take Uieui and he holed. Why I
’-r all ’he pangs of death, when a specific It offered from s 'lira 1*
Why rely upon the slow pretcrlpUoiit of experlm*ntal!*ti, “for Art
nay err, hut Nature cannot mi**, ’ when a balm for all your woes
t so easily obtaloec. Try a few bottle*, and you will at once be
■emoted beyond
“The Slough of Despond.”
These Bitters are entirely Innocent In their corapcdtlon, ind
nay be taken by all ages and sexes, without the slightest fear of In
UTo be had of Messrs. ADIR A GRAY, PURCELL, LADD A
30., and by nil prominent Druggist* In tills city, and elsewhere In
Urgin'#, and by C. BTOOTT, Washington City, D. C;CANBT
3ILPIN A CO., Baltimore, M D ; B A. FAHNESTOCK A 00,
Philadelphia, and BARNES A PARK, New York.
Orders filltd by addressing E. BAKER, Proprietor,
apfa— dAc Richmond, Vs.
LEI t I I J. now iiin. f..j ,op MILI URN
BURG, lor Judge of Uie Sixth Judi.ui Cbn t mylf—Id
r^sFOR JincR or tiii; nr*.
mah tile
|T^iELECTIO!l NOTICE.—Tho regul.r
Annual Murt'np of iMflMIlMin*ftb*TIlwllA
HRK AN ^ If A h IS E INSURANCE COMPANY, wffl he Kid it tie
)ffic** *.f the Company, oo MONDAY, May Slat, at 1‘2 o'rl. ck M ,
it which mec'ln* lh« e'ertloO of aeventeen Director* for the Con*
•any, lo Merit the eoauiog twelve month*, will take place.
mal«»—tilcia WM. WILLIS, J*., ikc^.
T\* moot oortatn and op**dy romtdy errs ManotroA
for aU of (Aa Chut and Lnaft, Ok**As,
Ootdi, Arthmu, CnmumpUim, Bron-httU, /ndu.
tnao, Boarunut, Inflcuit Brtnthin^,
Boro Throat, Sc., So.
THESE Waters give the moat Instantaneous and perfect ruHaff,
ind when persevered with according to directions, never fall to el
ect a rapid and lasting cur*. Thousands hsvs been restored to
i«rfect health who have tried other means In vain. To all dusts
ind a'd constitution! they art squally a blessing end a curs—note
ited despair, no matter how long the disease may have existed, or
lowsrsr sever* it may be, provided the organic structure of the vi
al organs Is not hopelessly decayed. Every ont afflicted should'
Ive them an Impartial trial.
To Vocaum tan Pcauc Sratxna, theee Wafer* are peeaHarly
aluable ; they will In oai oar remove the moet eevere oceaaloea
oartefieaa; and their regular u>* for a few day* will, al all Umaa,
acreage the power and flexibility of the voice, greatly lmprortif
I* tone, compnai and clearneaa, for which purpoie they are reg»
arly need by many profeealonal vocalUte.
JOB MOSES. Sole PropHetor,
Rochester, New Toth.
Price *fl eenla per bo*. For eale by all regpectable Duu*gl*a.
I >ICON IIAMS.-I.’-W ex'ra Sugar Cured lltnj-flf n,
LB Unt'i. John Shav'a, and J. Morriion k Co.'l braidl, fir >*l«
y K. H. SKISKKR k CO._ __my'l
11 HR FIRM OF I’l Ll.l t V| A nRTTl hiTlog'Mi
. day ceaaed iVILLU.M II SETTS will continue In the Neijro
kuclloii Hiullifitn, %nd has takrti int* Oo»p*rtaeraH|>
la K. J GKMIORY They will conduct the builnes* under ’IK*
rmrf BBTTM k OMR GORY, *t th-lr Males Ho«m. -n Frank!.n
tree), four do»u b-low Wall Street, and about one square below
former nf'lc •* <»f NBm ■* Bella, and reapedful;) i Hidtaco#
nuance of th» patronage which w»a so liberally eatewded Ui »*•
I. II. tta while in the fl in of Pu lUn k Betts.
Tht y have obtained the service# of Mr lU'sna-.i* II. Fl«<‘A*i **
ierk who has an interest in the basinets. II M H MYTH,
my 10—y K. J. GRKGOki.
j 10 half pipe* M M. Wine
1ft ar. do. do do
6 Jo. do Tendon Tackculae Win*).
In store for sale by
tnalft EuMOM). DAVfMPORT A CO.
rA Vi AND MOCHA COPPER. -«• b^a. man and
bales superior Java and Mocha C<»ff e. for aaie by
my in I k U nAVlBPOBT __
larscioTHiiflt isn curaiian
DIHKirOTr, IIAKKIS A lO. have j«.t received
Ihclr wo ml eu(■ ply . f Boy* Clothing, and are now prepare
> atll them lower than ever bef re having bought the* at mu'i.
edurd ratea owing to the aeaaoo beiug advanced We »ou .
leretnre, coafdenaiy Invtte all In want of good and nice *-<•
lothlng, at tery low pric- *, to glee ut a call before buying, ai »■
now we can acll anything In the IIOV8 line, very low.
8ucceaioii to Merchant, Welaleer A On,
my 10 No. II* Mala **■ .
SpriiiU ami SuuniMT Clulliiug
lytHHAI Of r, MAHHIN a- CO. •****?*’
Is receiving a choice alock of Spring and Summer Ch" “I.
tcrnily bougnt. and manufacturei expreaaly for their retail tra e,
nd would Invite all pericni wi»hlng lo he uat-L dreried, and a
aax low coat, In give them a call, being determined to tell al lo
No. 11* Halo S reet,
mylO Succeeaora to Mrrch.nl, WcUiger A 10-_
Removal, and Mam hut Opeiiius
AT C. R.IRTON will remorefrom No It V to N" *£ *»"
v. Street, four doo'i above Sth Street, on MONPl*. 1
i.L, and will ooen ou TUESDAY, the Hth Init., with a fr. ,h»»P
ly of Freni h Plow ere, Klbbou., mid hu,u,
lonil.t*. Will a *o open, at the lame time, a urge “
reach Lace Mantilla lling Pmtere_mir y —
r HAVE thlj day received the new and beautiful FLORA TM<
L Pl.t DRIVING IUT lor young into, atjs Malu
-AN tod after May »th, my STAGE LINK, from p
./ New ( anion to llu. k trig ham C. Z. T ■
I., will connect with R. fcdmond A Co. • PACKH 1,0A ‘
alng and rcturtdng. p if ,
Leave Richmond Monday. Wedneeday and Friday at - ,jr
nd arrive at the Court Houae next evening »» • ,
■are the Court House at G A M. Tuesday, Thursday *
nd arrive lo Richmond next A. M. at i. Houae.
Fare through received on lb* boat* and at ibe Cean w[IITg
jwyF-lw _ __ * —
L1HENCH BRANDY.-30 *. carta P«« ROM*
f ma'i-lw _Forealaby JVM WALLAt*
>0 bbla. A Coffee »uga>; »t.bla. Cut Loaf Sugar IS^ M ( b/
on Powderad Huger W bbda. N. 0. *ud P K ■ * » gohA
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