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Proceedings of the : ConTentiaa.
RECOCTED BF JOB. W. JpLDEN,
Monday, Feb. 8, 18C8.
. - Tbo Convention assembled in the Coin
- mens Hall, at 10 o'clock, Fresidunt Cowies
in the Chair.
The journal of yesterday was wad and
The use of the hall was granted to the
Youiitf 3IiTi Christian Association (or a lec
ttu,tsy UNnoptkiuscn, this evenihg.
-JtoJKwrfwOyto presented n petition
from "Attn tJiitlerdew; praying a divorce from,
her'linbn1.T Lnid over. .
l 'Mr. McCnbbins,' a memorial from the citi
fteus'of Rowan County, praytng for a change
"in theusury laws." Referred.' -- 3- 1 :- -'
Mr; Abbott, a report from the Committee
on Finance. ' - - ' t
1 '" Mr; Ragland, a resolution as follows :
v; .Reaolved, That the Jndic'rory Committeo
"' be instructed to report an ordinance declar
t' ingaHd -alt contracts the consideration of
'' which was Confederate Treasury Notes, in
"'11 cases where the Bas.c "was offered to be
discharged In tho same funds. Referred. -
"' Mr. Duckworth, an ordinance for the re
lief ot the Sheriff of Henderson County.
Laid over.' '
Mr. Morton a resolution that when the
Convention adjourn it assemble hereafter
at 10 a. in., and "adjourn at 8.
. -. The hour '.of adjournment was stricken
n' out, and the resolution as amended adopted,
j,,,;. Mr. Glover, a resolution in reference to tho
0 present laws oh bastardy. Laid over.
,-L '.. JIf- Petree, a resolution to rnisea com
.. nijtifteto lnemoralize Congress.' for the re
c h duct ion of ho revenue tax on tobacco. .
Stir vA TJKFIXISHED SCSDTESe. v.. . -
"TMr. Harris, of Wake, called r.p a resolu-f-"tloh
Relative to appointment of a committee
CJ 6f eight for redisricting the State.
The resolution was adopted. -An
ordinance to revive debts, by Mr. Glo
' -ver, was taken up, when '
On motion of Mr. Glover, it was indefi
" toitely postponed.' '
Tin: ordinance in relation tothe admission
' of pmons from other States to practice at
' the bar in this, was referred to the Judici
s -arv Committee.
f-'i The ordinance of Mr. French of Bladen,
' repealing that portion of the revenue law,
';NTeqniring employers and. corporations to list
employees, was withdrawn because General
f- Csnliy's order covered the case.
The ordinance of Mr. Candler, repealing
the amnesty law except so far as applied
to federal soldiers and temules, was read and
' : passed over.
1 ' The vote by which the relief question was
postponed till Satnrrlay was reconsidered,
r! arid on motion it was set for special order 12
'' o'clock to-morrow.
v.""; On motion of Mr. Heaton the bill of rights
i" was waived, and the ordinance in relation
1 to the W. C. & R. 11. R. Co., was taken up,
; ' ' THE SPECIAL ODDER.
. - ' The ordinance was amended and adopted
by the following vote:
.; Fob Messrs. Abbott, Andrews, Aydlott,
' Baker, Blume, Bradley, Carey, Carter, Cher-
. ; ry. Chillson, Dnnicl, Dickey, Dowd, Dur
ham, Ellis, Eppes. Etheridge, Fisher,
French, of Bladen, French, of Chowan, Ful
lings, Galloway, Graham, of Montgomery,
. Graham, of Orange Gunter, Harris, of Wake,
i, Hayes, of Robeson, Hijjhsmith, Hollowcll,
Holt, Hood, King, of Lincoln, Laflin, Lee,
Leff, Lennon, Logan, Long. May, Mayo,
Mailer, McCubbins. Merritt. McDonald, of
- Chatham, McDonald, ff Moore, Murphy,
, , Xancc, Xewsom, Patrick, Petree, Ragland,
, Rich, Rodman, Stilwell, Tourgee, Tucker,
.; .Watts, Williamson.
Acaisst Messrs. Barnes. Bryan, Chand
: ler, Congleton, Duckworth. Forkner, Frauk
. lin, Galianan, Garland, George, Glover,
Gnlly, Hare, Hay, Hayes, of Halifax, Hea
, ton, Hnbbs, Ilodnelt, Hofflcr, Ilyman, Ing,
Jones, of Caldwell. Jones, of Washington,
Kinney, Morton, Mullican, Nicholson. Far
; ker, Parks, Peterson, Pierson, Pool, Ray,
Read, Renfrow, Rhodes, Rose. Sanderlin,
; Smith, Stilly, Sweet, Taylor, Teague, Trog
.den, Turner, Welker, Williams.
The Convention than adjourned.
' THE PRESIDENT'S CoKSPIUACT TO RESIST AUD
' DEFEAT THE LAWS.
, Washington, Feb. 5th. The Reconstruc
tion Committee, to which body the corres
' j pondeuce was yesterday referred, was in ses
,8 . sion to-day, apd was engaged in the consid
;!J eratiou .of .this important topic. AH the
V members were .present, except Brooks and
"n Beck. The matter was dtliated coolly and
, cautiously, and all the members present were
, unanimously of the opinion that the action
of Mr. Johnson, in ordering General Grant
v Terbally and in writing, to refuse obedience
V, to the orders of the Secretary of War, was a
direct violation of the laws of Congress, and
ill,, betrayed a determination on his part to ob
'. H struct, so far as in him lay. the execution of
the laws. After a long discussion on this
I f point, it was resolved to appoint a sub-com-jj
, mittee to.investigatotho matter, and if they
find that the President has violated the law,
. ... to prefer articles of impeachment against
. . him, and to report at the next meeting of the
, It .is believed, on good grounds, that a
conspiracy exists to defeat the operations of
the law, and tbo .sub-committee are empow
. suspected members of the Cabinet, and if
necessary, to impeach them also. The sub-.
P'- committee is composed of Mr. Bingham and
';'' Boutwell, and. I may add that the members
' ' of the committee. who were opposed to im
peachment last year, arc in favor of it now.
' - and are the prime movers in these procced
ings. : Impcactiment has been determined
-J on, and Mr. Johnson will be no longer snf
jj.'. fered to obstruct the law. Congressmen say
rii' that tho best interests of the country demand
'bis removal; that if not guilty of an overt
sr-'J act he is an instigator to a violation of the
1 -' law, and most take the consequences the
same as any other citizen. ' Other facts, too,
3!" in the 'possession flf the committee go to
-f show that Johnson obstructs the law in cer
tain of ths Southern States. The sub-com-cnittee
is in seswon to-night, and the report
iM.. will he ready and presented to the House on
isiiCMiHiday.1 General Grant will be examined
K-'t y (he sut-committee, and will give bis ver
lict of the pretended misunderstanding with
oi 4he President under oath. .
For the Standard.
: Eepnblican JHeeting in Sorry.
slur, r-A-titfilepublican meeting, held at Mount
t - Pleasant, flurry county, N. C, January 81st,
tii 1883, by portion of the citizens of said
tr.t county, on motion, T. B. Wall was called to
-i bcbiri and P. .IL Cockerham appointed
ii; Secretary. '
-r i t After tua object .of the meeting was ex
of Jerome Henclrix. W.
(I'rfTjawt""-"-- . ' --
oW. xj, r.u-w wa urmmuumsiv recomiuenu-
ed.fl tlie choice t uu meeting lor the next
, I UVLVW, - .
Govarnur otwann ij.ioiku-v!iiuu
-d-o iuOa motion of B.-C Poll,. Col. W. F. Heu-
. ' -c TkniWrn pnuntv. was unani.
-l J, ...l .nmmvnrlcd n UiO CDOlCe Ot this ;'
-n'-fneetiug, M represent .thu Congress.onal
i!M;U)itrlct.-tn tuet-vongicoa "
cr ? -state 'i T -i ,,, . a !
Jo W On motiMt, it wu ordered that the pro
9"'!teeding :of thir meeting be sent to the
in Standard for'ptiblication.T: : t---
to rti- vQd motiontiie meeting adjoarnert.
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INSTIGATORS AND LEADERS
. OP TOE
Z. B. Vance delivered his speech at Wilkea
boroagh, Feb. 28, 1864. In referring to the
Amnesty Proclamation of December, 1868,
be said: ' ':
" Now what does Mr. Lincoln promise the"1
State of North-Carolina 1 la what language,
does he clothe his gracious terms of amnes
ty and pardon'?' lie says if one-tenth of the
people of any State will take au oath to sup
portwhat I The Constitution 1 Nay, take
an ontb to support bis proclamation abolish
ing slavery, his proclamation incitipg your
slaves to burn your houses and murder you
and your families ! If you swore to support
this proclamation, you would perjure your
self, tor it is in direct violation ol the Con
stitution, as you well know. Old Abe has
perjured himself, and he wishes to put you
in the same category of villainy. Not only
must you swear to endorse his infamous doc
ument so pronounced by the civilized
wor.d but you must also take an oath to
support all the acts of Congress which have
been passed, abolishing slavery, confiscating
your property, placing you in subjection to
one-tenth of the community, and publicly
executing your glorious chieftains, and every
officer from a Colonel up to Gen. Lee "
How many peryurert are there in North
Carolina to-day, therefore, according to Gov.
Vance's test f 'Do be and Ids' friends hold
that Mr. Lincoln is still infamous in the eyes
of the civilized world ? Who has been pub
licly executed! Who has lost property from
confiscation I .
In the same speech be said that President
Lincoln desired " to set up a government of
ten thousand perjured scoundrels !" And
that if he, Vance, and his friends "consented
to this thing they would deserve the fate of
. Aug. 3d, 1804, the Conservative, speaking
as the organ of Gov. Vance and the latter-day-war
saints, said :
4 We have not changed one opinion about
rcconstrnctionists. We have not only here
tofore regarded them as traitors, but we ttill
so regard them.- Not only so, but we think
that any man who so avows himself in (avor
of reconstruction should be required to leave
the Confederate States, for such an one is a
Yankee at heart, and unlit to live among
Southern people !"
The confiscation act of the so-called Con
federate Congress was approved by Mr. Jeff.
Davis, Aug. 80th, 18G4.
It declared " that all and every, the lands
tenements and hereditaments, goods and
chattels, rights and credits within these
Confederate States, and every right and in
terest therein held, owned possessed or en
joyed ly or for any alien enemy since the
21st day of May, 1861, except such debts
due to an alien enemy as may have been
paid into the Treasury of any one of the
Confederate States of America prior to the
passage of this law, be, and the same are
hereby sequestered by the Confederate States
The second section made it the duty of
every citizen to give information to the offi
cers charged with the execution of the
The third section declared any person
wilfully failing to give such information, or
rendering an accouut of sequestered property,
'guilty of " high misdemeanor, and upon
conviction should be fined $5,000 and impris
oned not longer than six months !
Under this law officers were appointed,
who executed all its provisions promptly !
Debts due Northern merchants were paid
to Confederate Receivers, under fear of fine
and imprisonment, and they were then paid
to the Treasurer of the Confederate States,
and of course all lost. Onr people were thus
deliberately robbed hy traitors : while citizens
of the loyal States were likewise plundered
ot their real estate and other effects, which
were sold and used for four years by rebels,
and for which no compensation has been -given
or thus far demanded ! We learn
that in one instance even a hat, shirt and
bridle belonging to a Northern man, were
publicly sold by one of these Receivers I
What then can those, who justified such
outrageous measures, say in opposition
to the' confiscation laws of the United
States, which, with remarkable magna
nimity, have not thus far been enforced ?
They can only rely upon the clemency of Con
gress, which they villify and defame.
On the 21st of Sept. 1864, Jno. D. Hyman
retired from the editorial control of the
Consercat'ue. Win. E. Pell, now Editor of
the Sentinel, then of the Advocate, commenc
ed writing for the Vance organ. He contin
ed to do so until M. S. Robins took control,
and perhaps afterwards, tor there are many
" godly comments" in the paper subsequent,
to Robin's advent, which strongly savor of
Brother Pell. The Conservative ot Sept. 28th,
1864. said :
" The Rubicon is passed, and we cannot
retrace our steps without dishonor. The
time was when many of us battled against
the causes which brought on the war. The
crime of bringing it on does not rest on our
bands. What then, shall we, after having
spilled so much blood, sacrificed so many
lives and so much treasure in defence of the
principles of right, shall we back down !
Never 1 Never !
" Our people do not mean to back. No
such craven heart beats among us. We must
be up and at the foe. The country needs
'. every man that can be spared. Let the peo
ple at home, yea - the women, if need be, go
on with the work of enrolling and the du
ties of commissary and quarter-master's de
partments, and let, the men now- employed
in these duties, but versed in the duties of
soldiers, go in the fight. We are strongly
impressed with the idea that the present is
the crisis the pinch with us. Let the 8outh
for the next two months bring her strength
unto the contest, and letour battle-cry be
God and our country,' and peradventure
we shall roll back the tide that threatens to
The above is from Brother Pell. It bears
the earmarks ; and shows also where he then
stood advocating the conscription of every
man, the most vigorous and bloody prosecution
of the war, and the employment of our female
population in the same work, thus endeavoring
to involve all, even the most tender and in
nocent, in the terrible and an evitable disas
ters attendant upon the close of the rebel
lion. , -
And the following horrible threat in the
Confederate, under date of July 16th, 1864 :
" And to be slain by villainous tories and
traitors as Waighstell Avery was, (Avery
was killed in a skirmish with Kirk's men,)
ealls aloud to our countrymen and authori-
ties to visit upon all this class, and their
sympathizers, the direct vengeance of an out
raged people and insulted law. And the
day of retribution to all such will come."
The Confederate of the same date contain
ed the following additional appeal to the
passions of the people. How horrible I What
would have been the sufferings of thousands
, tbus summarily dealt with crushed out of
existence I Read : , .. ....
" The people of this State have stood upon
volcano. They do so still, unless the loyal
sentiment crushes out this vile treason. If
we uavo not tho nerve, strength or zeal to
eradicate this evil, look to it, if disaster be
fal our arms it will eradicate us."
What secessionist has been eradicated!
Not one. And yet a great many deserved it,
nng them the writer of tk abort.
Is any intelligent Nortbern man .now at a
loss to perceive why even the best Union
men amoug us, were forced to identity them- -selves
somewat with the rebellion f It Was '
for the sake of saving their lives, and the ,
Jives of their innocent, wives- and children ;
for the leaders of the rebellion neither respec
ted age or sex, as the following from the -Confederate
of June 29th, 1864, plainly
proves: - -v ..
. " Traitors. It is said that the parties
detected in Angusta in communicating with
the enemy are females. They should be Im
prisoned forthwith, and kept in confinement "
untd the close of the war. They are probably
high in ; social position, but we hope the
authorities 'have the "nerve to do "their
duty." . '. .
Wbat would bave been the fate of 'fe
males, high in social -position," thus impri- -soned
in some Castle Thunder, for the war,
at the mercy ot vile and brutal turnkeys ?
Yet sncb was the hideous proposal ; and it
came from the mouth-piece of "the chivsl
ry." " "' "
And the following from the Confederate of
July 13th, 1864:
"Fourth of Jult. It was once a day of
sacred recollections commemorating as it
did, the pledge of fortune, life and sacred
honor to the principles of self-government "
to the declaration of the " right of the people '
to alter and abolish a form of government
which hecemcs subversive of their happiness
and prosperity, and to establish a new gov
ernment, deriving its just powers from the
consent f the governed." Celebrated '
through four score years with bonfires and 1
rejoicings, the 4th of July bad come to be
considered as the natal day of Liberty ; and
everywhere tlirouglumt -.the wide, wide '
world, age and youth, men and women.boys
and girls, the rich and poor, were taught its
glorious associations and bowed in homage.'
to its holy aspirations. ' It was left to the
hated and detested yankees to make it a day
of loathing and scorn. False to every pre
cept which it taught, faithless to every
pledge it recognized, they have desecrated
its character and converted it into a derision
When history records the infamy of their
short comings, as they are now summoned
to abide the test, it will require neither in
vective or abuse to stain the page the reci
tal of ignominious treachery, untruth and
apostacy, couched in the simplest form of
narrative, will startle the world for tbeir
mean, depraved vice, as concentered and de
veloped in the yankee nation."
Who that has recently witnessed a Fourth
of July in the South can escape the conclus
ion that those who applauded such senti
ments in 1S64. still secretly cherish and ap
prove them ? that the natal day of Liberty
yet remains unto traitors a "day of
loathing and scorn !" And what North
ern gentleman, after reading the above, can
school himself to affiliate with such crea
tures? But Gov. Vance not only counselled the
most desperate resistance to the Union ar
mies, he also advised the confiscation of the
property of Union refugees, or their punish
ment otherwise. In his message to the last
rebel Legislature of this State, at its first
session, he said :
" I feel oolite ashamed also to add that a
ntimher of Home Guards in certain interior
Comities, holding both civil and military
offices, actuated cither by treason or cow
ardice, or perhaps by both, have recently de
serted and fled to the enemy. I earnestly
recommend that you take such steps for the
punishment of such a crime by confiscation
or otherwise, as may deter others from such
cowardly and degrading treason. There
should be no more trifling iu this matter.
Those vho seek the atd of our enemies should
share the fate of our enemies. The blood of
our dead heroes as well as the living, who
carry their lives in tbeir hands every day,
demands that punishment should be meted
out to traitors. If there is to be no punish
ment for this kind ot treason, loyal men are
entitled to know it. Whenever we quietly
suffer treason to attain a greater immunity
from dangers and hardships than patriotism,
we may expect the cause to perish."
Tliope Home Guard officers had taken of
fice for protection from the conscription law,
and their loyal sentiments becoming known,
probably because they voted for Holden
against Vance, when the issue was submis
sion to the Union or resistance, as stated by
the Conservative of June 22nd, 1866, and
being therelore threatened with arrest and
impressment into the rebel armies, they left
the State. But that was not enough ; hav
ing escaped the clutches of Vance and Da
vis, the former appealed to the Legislature
for vengeance upon their unoffending fami
lies. Let their property be corSscated, he
said, " for those who seek the aid of our ene
mies should share the fate of our enemies ! "
Why does Congress hesitate to act I
Echoing the sentiments of its master, the
Conservative of Dec. 21st, 1864, said :
" All bushwhackers and tories should be
tried by court martial, - and dealt w ith ac
cording to the rigors of military law 1"
About eighteen months previous to this
publication, the people of North-Carolina
were thrilled witn the intelligence or the
Laurel massacre, where " tories were dealt
with according to the rigors of military
law 1" But other murders followed in quick
succession, and at length the public car be
came callous to the appeals of humanity.
Thus, also, the rebel Governor and his organ
bad steeled their hearts against the cries of
the people for peace ; they threatened to
coerce them into the further vigorous prose
cution of the war, and having succeeded, at
length publicly advised and connived at the
murder of Union men in cold blood, " nnder
the rigors of military law 1"
Most certainly mere is great and pressing
necessity for a General Amnesty. Who can
now escape that conclusion ! However, if
the President or anyone else grants it which -
may a just (iort formd, no words winch the
English language contains can wipe away
the stains of blood upon the consciences of
these men, or lift the veil ot dishonor from
their past conduct.
At a public meeting in Goldsboro', just
previous to its capture by Gens. Schofield
and Sherman, Z. B. Vance delivered himself
of the following complimentary language. ,
We extract from the report in the Goldsboro1
papers: . . .', ,
" At this point. Gov. V. drew a picture of
that venerable, great man, Gen. Lee, ' the
greatest captain of the age,' bowing at the
footstool of a low, blackguard Illinois cross
roads lawyer, to beg his life for the sake of
bis wife and children. Is there anv roan in
Nortb-Caroliua willing to see this ! Sensa
tion and cries of never ! If tbere be, ex
claimed Gov. V., there are no words in the
lexicon I use, capable of depicting the base
brutality of bis soul. No sire, we mean to
resist such demands. To submit is not better
than t he extremest resistance, and he who
submits is a mean dog This is not the lan
guage of passion, but of fact. Gov. V. did
not believe the people of North-Carolina
would submit. When they . understood the
true issue, they will resist Whatisvour
property and broad lands, he asked,, if the
master feels be is a slave and a dishonored
Not one word of the above baa ever !ecn
retracted. There is no evidence of repentar.ee
for such treasonable and disgraceful ha
rangues. It only remains to inquire, who
now is " the slave and dishonored dog I"
We copy the following from the Censtrva-KeofUarehUth.l8ei:
'Cantjos. Davis. 47th H. C. RcgCwho
was captured at Gettysburg, and a paroled
prisoner from Johnson's' Island, will speak
in Louisburg on Thursday of March Coutf
Upon tlie facts of his imprisonment and the
state of the country."
' Wbat did a paroled prisoner, who was
sworn to neutrality, have to do with public
speakings ; -inflaming tbo minds of the peo
ple and encouraging them to resist the ar
mies of the United 8tates ! Did any other
paroled North-Carolinian ever offer to do
such a thing t ' "
" Let ns return to the spring of 1864. when
the Confederate of April 18th, let of the fol
lowing sky-rocket: i'i tf"
Take heart, O countrymen I Our cause
was nevei half so hopeful as now; onr
strength never half so formidable; our re
surces never half so abundant or so readily
What baldfacqd falsehoods 1 But in its
issue of May 4th, 1864. it spoke in an
other strain. It was thirsting for blood.
Read it: ,
M We hope the Eastern counties, will soon
be cleared ot the yankee allies and protec
tors of the infamous herd of Buffaloes, when
the loyal citizens will bave an opportunity
of taking 'their own affairs in their own
hands,' by inflicting summary justice upon
them. There is a tearful day of retribution
in store for them ; and not only these, but
many others who esteem themselves out of
harm's way, far in the rear, too cowardly to
take up arms, or shoot n Confederate sol
dier, but none of the less dangerous in plot
ting mischief and sowing the seeds of dis
cord and strife;" -"
Wbo after, rekitfng -the continued extracts
from these, the leading secession journals of
the State all of similar tenor can doubt
this fact, that if the Confederate arms had
succeeded. Union men, and all who sympa
thized with them, would bave been driven
out of the State, some murdered and others
maimed for life, their property destroyed
and their families maltreated and abused ?
But now different has been the action of Un
ion men since thii success of their friends ?
With more causes for vengeance they for
gave their foes atd treated all kindly. Tru
ly they are the ; u salt of the earth." But
they have met with the ingratitude of the
viper, that was w.irmcd into life. Hereafter,
we trust they will txercise a little more jus
tice and less mercy. Amen
The military authorities of the Confeder
ate States, in 1862, first began to employ ne
groes in small numiiers to bijild fortifica
tionsgradually as their armiovgrew weak
the sable sons of toil were drafted in large
numbers. The Legislatures of the various
Southern States patriotically voted to pay
owners ot slaves for the loss of their human
property, thus employed but forgot to re
munerate poor white females for the destruc
tion of their husbands, soils or brothers. Let
the orphans of poor Southern soldiers remem
ber that I
This paying for slaves who died in the
service arose from no love for the negro, bat
because they feared the influence or disaffec
tion of the wealthy master, deprived ot his
property without compensation. In the same
spirit was the exemption ch-.use inserted in
the conscription law, shielding the owner of
twenty slaves from military duty.
Again we say, let the poor conscripts remem
But as tlie war advanced :tnd the relcl
armies dwindled gradually a vay, the lead
ers of the rebellion became dtperote. Hav
ing forced every white man into the field,
whom they could reach, and still feeling
weak, with Grant crowding Lac into bis for
tifications, and Sheridan advancing through
the swamps of Georgia, they Jirst proposed
to conscript every man, but recoiled lroin
that proposition so soon as it became evi
dent that they too would have to go in, at
the front, "close under the flashmj; of the
guus." What was left them ? Only one and
the last desperate resort " arm the ne
groes," they said, "and set them free!"
Tbus they justified the emancipation and
enlistment of colored troops by the wise and
The Confederate of February 1st, 1865,
" We are satisfied that if Congress- and
the States bad taken steps early last Fall
to have given Gen. Lee two hundred thous
and negroes, we should scarce frvdny
have had a yankee foot print on Southern!
The same paper of March 1st, 1803y
" If Congress were to pass tho latest
measures, take 200,000 negroes, add t tlwse
for a reserve 800,000 more, call upoo the
people to bring them up, and pile oathe
taxes, and the people all the people wer
to say amen, there is no telling the wooden
ful effect such a spirit would have m the
universal yankee nation."
The same sheet, under, date of Jan. l8tBy
1865, spoke as follows : '
. " Since the attest of our military leters-
;rom iwo pouHs oi onservation has decided f,
in favor of the employment of negro so- j;
mem, me spini oi tne pp-ss is very properly
conforming to. this standard authority. Of
the right we never dnnlited; of the expedi
ency we are bow convinced. If the BitU.
ern negro be appealed to with proper nra
inducements to enlist hiasvinimthipsL wa-
doubt not either his capacity or his wiSing-
nes or ma uueillV : and with thin f n-
ment of strength our independence ieec
The colored people should mark this, feet
in the history of the past Let them rememr
Dcr, tnat those who sought to estabEsh a'
government to perpetuate their bondage, fi-
na'iy proposed to make them tWht fcrthe
same purpose, to force them to slaugtr in
the pens at Petersburg and Charleston, false
ly promising them freedom at thepriee of
The following is the resolution referred to
ss being prepared by Gov. Vance, and adap
ted by a Convention of true Unionists at
Hemlersonville,' N: P., Aug. 18tb, 1808.
which assembled to nominate a candidate
for the Confederate Congress. That sterling
unionist, weneral Ueorge W. .Logan, was
nominated. The following were the note
conspicuous Unionist present on the occas
ion, who will be recognized at once as open
ann avowed rcconstructionists.
' Hon. A. H. Jones, of Henderson, bow
memler elect to the U. S, Congress ; CoL C.
L. Harris and J. B, Carpenter, of Rutherford ;
Col. J. M. Hamilton, of Polk ; and 8. O.
Denver, ot Madison. That w as the compa
ny in which Z. B. Vance was then found.
The following is the resolution :
uBesolved. That we desire to hold our
selves guiltless of shedding one drop f
blood beyond that which is necessary to se
curing an honorable peace with our enemies ;
and to that end, we desire to make known
to the fair minded mind of the North, who
have recently on various occasions expressed
a willingness for amicable conference, that
we, the people of Western North-Carotin,
will cheerfully respond to their wishes and
reciprocate tbeir sentiments, believing it oar
duty as Christians and patriots,to negleet no
means of negotiations which may effect at
settlement of our difficulties and stay the
shedding of blood." .
Six months afterwards Gov. Vance said to
the soldiers" boys, fight till hell freeze over,
aud then fight on the ice,"" fight nntil
yon fill hell so ful) of yankees, that their
feet will stick out of the windows." Sx.
Two months before that he wrote as fol
lows to President Swain, at Chapel Hill : .
' " Raleigh, Jan. 2. 1WJ4. ,
My Dear Sir: The final plunge which
I have been dreading and avoiding tbat is.
to separate me from, a large number of my
political friends, is about to. be made. It is
tow a fixed pUf of Mj. golden and otbars
to call a convention In May to take North
Carolina back to the United States, and the
agitation has already begun. Resolutions
advocating this course were prepared a few
days ago in the Standard office, and sent to
Johnson' County to be passed at a public
meeting next week ; and a scries of meetings
are to be held all ove the State.",. -.-
. These resolutions were not prepared in the
Standard office. They were written by Hon.
J. T. Leach, and submitted to Gov. Vance,
who approved them. Wc have Dr. Leach's
word for it, publicly given in this paper,
and-also in his- ". Appendix lo the life of D.
- For any cause now existing, or likely to
exist, I can never consent to this course.
"Never. But if it should be inevitable,
and I be unable to prevent it, as I bave no
right to suppose I could, believing that it
would be ruinous alike to the State and the
Confederacy, producing war and devasta
tion at home, and that it would steep the
name of North-Carolina in infamy, and make
her memory a reproach .among tve nations,
it ia my determination quietly to retire to
the arm v and find a death which will cnabln
my children to say that their father was not
consenting to their degradation. . This may
sound a little wild and romantic to use no
stronger expression but it is tor jour eye
only." ' "; ' " " "
. The Governor did not redeem this " wild
and romantic" pledge but is still in the en
joyment of robust health. , , .. ..
" AU mankind is one of those two cowards ;
' Either to wish to dte, when he should live,
Or live when be should tlie." -v. j
Thk President's Intentions. A corres
pondent of the Now York 'Evening Post', ,
writing from Washington unaer naie oi
February 3, gives an account of an interview
had with the President on Sunday evening.
The President expressed his intention of
nominating a successor to Commissioner
Rollins, which be has since done. ' Will he
he equally exact in the fulfilment of the in
tention he announced to this writer, who
In reply to a question by your correspon
dent, as to what course ho would lake in
case the Senate refused to take any action on
the nomination made in place of Mr. Rollins,
and laid it on the table, the President said
he should probably then be compelled te
make a direi t removal ot Rollins, alt hough
this would be in contravention of theten-ure-of-ofnee
law. and would undoubtedly
cause a new agitation of the impeachment
He said the time had arrived when he was
either compelled to ignore the Constitution
itself or an act of Congress clearly uncon
stitutional and it was not his purpose to
hesitate, although impeachment be threat
ened. Th Prpairlcnt. lias heretofore riven utter
ance to similar revolutionary sentiments, if
be has been correctly reported hy correspon
dents whom he has honored with confiden
tial conversations as to his future plans, but
thus far there has been in his conduct much
more bark than bite. We do not seriously
object to his barking, because we have long
since given up all hope that be can be in
spired with a proper conception of the sort
of deportment which harmonizes with the
proper dignity of the Presidential office ;
but should he attempt to go futher and exe
cute the design above expressed, he will pro
bably find that that impeachment is some
thing more than a mere threat held over his
head " in terrorism'" He certainly will de
serve to find it a stern reality, if he assumes
the ricbt to nullify a law constitutionally
passed by Congresi. 'We scarcely think,
however, that his ptesent threat means any
more than those in which he has heretofore
indulged on various occosijns. Washington
Mr. Rodman of Beadfobt. The course
this gentleman, has seen fit to pursue since
bis entry into the radical troupe at Raleigh
4s such as to entirely separate him from the
great mass of his friends who hitherto took
a pride in his acknowledged abilities, and
who now regret that the hope of personal
and political aggrandizement could thus in--duce
him to forswear all his old principles
and cist himself,body and soul, into the
ranks of the most ultra radicals of the Con
vention. That he has done so ; that he is now re
garded as an acknowledged leader of the
Republican party in this State, will not be
denied. Upon the most trivial as well as
the most important questions his vote has
been most invariably cast with the republi
cans, and he stands to day before the people
of North-Carolina as a political aostate of
the deepest dye, unworthy the confidence
and respect of any portion of a party he has
so shamelessly deserted.
The hope of a seat upon the Supreme
Court Bench, as reorganized by the party in
power, has proved too powerful for the poli
tical integrity of Mr. Rodman, and to this
motive can be easily traced his present apos
tacy. This fact is apparent to all, and its knowl
edge sounds the death kn-ll to whatever in
fluence and power Mr. R. may have hitherto
possessed in this section of the State.
It is to be expected that he will soon take
the stump, in advocacy of the adoption of a
Constitution, which a Convention, evoked
bv Military rule and upheld by bayonets, is
ordered to present to the people of Nortb
Caroliua for ratification or rejection
- This Convention we tell the people of
North-Carolina is unconstitutional, illegal
and without a shadow of authority, and con
sequently all its acts partake of the same
character. No true Southern man can en
dorse it, without forever forfeiting all claim
for consistency, and its defence by Mr. Rod
wan can neither further its ndopt'on. or re
instate that gentleman in the confidence of
bis fellow citizens. Tarborough Southernor.
The Active Force of tbk Army. The
passage of the military reconstruction bill
leads to a very natural inquiry as to tlie
present disposition anil number of the troops
comprising the active army of the United
States. The following statement shows this
by departments and in a concise form :
. In the unreconstructed States: First mili
tary district, General J. M. Schofield, twelve
posts and thirty-two companies; 2nd dis
trict, General E. R. S. Canby, twenty-three
posts, thirty-five companies ; 8d district.
General George G. Meade, twenty two posts.
forty-eight companies: 4th district. General
Alvin C. Gillem, (temporarily.) twenty five
posts, forty-four companies; and the 5th
district, General W. 8. Hancock, fifty three
posts and one hundred and tour companies;
making a total of one hundred and thirty
five posts and two hundeed and sixty-three
companies Averaging each company at
seventy men, gives a force of over eighteen
thousand. - ...
In the other departments the following
list comprises the force "of the East : Gerte
ral W. f . Sherman, seventeen posts and thir
ty companies ; Washington, General W. H.
Emory, fonr posts, twenty seven companies r
California, General E. O. C. Ord, assigned
thirty-one posts, and fifty two companies ;
Dakota, General ' A. H. Terry, fifteen poets,
forty companies ; the Cumberland, General
George H. Thomas, seventeen posts, thirty
companies ; the lakes, General John Pope,
five posts, eight companies ; the Platte, Gen
eral C. C. Augnr, fifteen posts, sixty-three
companies ; Missouri, General P. H. Sheri
dan, twenty-seven posts, seventy-eight com
panies; and of the Columbia, General L. H.
Rosscau, sixteen posts and twenty-two com
panies. Total one hundred and torty-sev-en
posts and three hundred and fifty compa
nies aliout twenty-five thousand troops
making a grand total oi forty-tUreo thou
sand. Watk ChrtnUs.
' i. ;'r ' nt ;:.;;;..-. .; i l-. 'Z-jfi.
. .'i :i: i ; Tor the Standard.
lEPCnJClf 1EETOC El WILKES. : '
; According to a short previous '. notice, a
Republican meeting was held in the Court
House at Wilkeslioro' on the 4th of Febru
ary, 1868, for the purpose of appointing del
egates to the State Convention to be held in
Raleigh on the 26lfi of February, and tothe
district Convention to be held in Salisbury
on the 8r J of March next. It being Tuesday
of County Court week a large number of
the citizens of the county being present.
The meeting was organized by appointing
H. Hays Esq. Chairman and W. H. Btegriat
The Chairman then called on Rev. S. P.
Smith to explain the object of the meeting
which he did ia a few appropriate remarks
" 6. H. Brown, Esq., then introduced the
following resolutions, which were unanimous
ly adopted: ..
I Resolved, That we approve of the call for
a State Convention of the Republican party
to be held in Raleigh on the 26th of this
month, for the purpose of nominating a can
didate for Governor and other State officers.
And aiBO of the call to hold a district Con
vention of the Cth Congressional District in
Salisbury on the 8d of March next, for the
purpose of nominationg a candidate for
Congress. . .. .
Resolved, That we request the delegates to
the Constitutional Convention, now in ses
sion, to send up to . Congress a memorial ask
ing for the political disabilities of the loyal
men of the State who are disfranchised,' to
be removed. '
Resolved, That the, delegates from this
County le instructed to prepare a list of all
trnly Union men of this County who are de
barred from the right of suffraro and hold
ing office under the acts of Congress, and
bave tbeir names accompany said memorial.
' Resolved, That copies of these resolutions
be sent to the delegates from this County
with the request that they lie laid before the
Resolved, That the Chairman of this meet
ing appoint twenty delegates to the State
Convention to be held in Raleigh, and twenty
to the district Convention to be held in
Resolved, That the proceedings of this
meeting be published in the Standard and
request the Charlotte Republican tc copy.
Under the 5th resolution the Chairman
appointed the following delegates to State
Convention to be held in Raleigh, to wit:
Calvin J. Cowies, John Q. A. Bryan, J. E.
Saintclair, Asa Triplett, Elijah Dyer, R. M.
Smith, G. H. Brown. Stephen Johnson, An
drew Porter, R. P. Bowie, J. M. Call, J. W.
Hays. R. B. Bryan, G. 8. Sinoot, H. C. Sum
mers, Rev. S. P. Smith,' Wm. Myers, Andy
Gilbreath, John Wadkins and York Hick
erson. And the following to the District Con
vention, to be held at Salisbury, to wit :
Wm. D. Phillips, J. W. Goforth, T. L.
Kilby, James Kilby, A. E. Myers, John M.
Brown, G. IL Brown. W. 0. Dejournette, L.
D. Burcham, A. Wiles. E. E. Hendren, N.
D. Alexander, A. Sprinkle, Anderson Wink
ler, S. 8. Goforth, R, M. Smith, Osborne
Hackett, Luke Gilbreath and Caswell J.
On mntion, the Chairmau and Secretary
we're added to each list. .
The meeting was then addressed by John
M. Cloud, Esq., in an able aud appropriate
Then on motion the meeting adjourned.
ri. HAYS, Cb'ni.
W. B. Sieoribt, Sec'y.
Notice First Congressional District.
Notice is hereby given that a Convention of
the Republican pai ty, to nominate a candidate
for Congress tor tho 1st District, will be held in
Raleigh, on Wednesday, the 26th of February.
S. W. WATTS,
T. A. SYKES,
February 10, 1868.
Pitt Connty Convention.
The Republican voters of Pitt County, are re
quested to meet at the Court House in Green
ville, on Tuesday, the lttth day ot February next,
at 10 oclock, A M., for the purpose of electing
delegates to attend the Statu Republican Con
vention, to bit holden in Raleigh on the 261 h
inst, also to adopt such other measures as shall
be for the interests of the Republican party.
By order of
Greenville, February 11, 1868. 90 td.
There will be a meeting ol the Union League
and the Repnblican party at Oak Grove, Wake
Connty, on Saturday, the 15th inst, for tho par
pose ol transacting business ol great Importance
to the Union League and Republican party.
. Tbere will be some speeches delivered in ref
erence to the signs of the times.
Everybody is invited to attend by order and
request of the officers of the League and the Re
Feb. 10,1868. 89-td.
Notice Republicans of Johnston.
There will be a Convention of the Repnblican
Party of Johnston county, held at the Court
House in SmithHeld, on tho 15th day of Februa
ry, 1868, to select deK-gutcs to attend District
and State Conventions, to be held in Rulcigh, on
the 28tb duy of February, 18C8, and to consider
sueb other business a may be deemed proper.
Precinct committees ire earnestly requested to
see to it that tbeir Precincts are represented.
February 8, 1868. 88 td
NotieeFonrth Congressional District.
Notice is hereby given that a Convention of
the Republicans of the -toll District will beheld
at Kaleigb, on Wednesday the 26th of February,
to nominate a candidate tur Congress.
W. W. HOLDEN. A
EUGENE GRISSOM. V Committee.
JAMES H. HARRIS.
Notice Fifth Congressional District.
In the absence of Mr. Settle in Mississippi, and
as he may not return in time to be consulted as
one of the Committee, wt hereby give notice;
that a Convention to nominate a Republican can
didate for Congress In tlie 6th District, will be
held at High Point on the 4th of March next A
fall attendance ia requested.
W. F. HENDERSON. )
J. W. WOODWARD, Comm""
February 7, 1868. . 87-td.
Republican Meeting in Wake Connty.
A meeting of the Reoublicans of Wake Pmmt
will be held in the Court Ylouse, in Raleigh, on
Saturday, the 22d of February, to appoint dele
gates to the Repnblican State Convention aad the
Congremional District Convention, to be held In
Raleigh on the 26th. A full attendance ia re
quested. . . . JOS. W. HOLDEN,
T. L. BANES,
February 4, 1888. ' " 84 td.
" Notice Witm Coaaty. ;
The Republicans of Wayne County are re
quested to meet at Goldsboro on Saturday, Feb
ruary 8th, lor the porposo of electing delegates
to the Republican State Nominating Convention,
to be held In the city of Raleigh, on the 2Gt
day of February, 1868.
By order of the . , . ...i. ,..'
COUNT! SJCSOUXIVB COMMITTHr
"P v : From Washington. S
Washington, Feb. 8th.-Therq was no s.u
of the Senate to-day. " m
In the Hooso the entire dsy was dcvoti-a t
speeches. ' ''. 4
The Reconstruction committee had8t0rn
session, bat did nothing pointed. ? , J
Mr. Bet k, or Kentucky, wss added to the ,B()
committee on tho President's alleged viol
of the law in forbidding Gen. Grant to obey g.
reUry-Staston. - Gen. Grant will be the dm
witneM. '. a ' f'
This evenmg'aapwtt, iay: Thefetlli,e.m.-
the minority of the committee Is undoubtedly
favor of Impeachment, and there is reason to b I
lleve that a resolution to this effect will shortl i
be reported to the House. . .. . I
The National Bonk statement shows no hnpo,.
Revenne to-day 838,000; for the week four atd
a quarter mlUions-for the year one hnndrei ,
and twenty and a half millions ,
A committee from ( Heveland is coming here to
secure the National Democratic Convention.
The Senate Territorial committee will report
in Tavor of Colorado's admission.
Before adjourning to duy the committee agreed
to report a bill to remove the political disabill
ties imposed by the reconstruction acts, of Gov.
Holden, of North-Carolina, Gov. Orr, of South
Carolina, and Gen. LoDgstrcet, of the late Con
It is reported that Mr. Brooks moved to add
the name of Gen. Beauregard, but the commit
4ee refused to include him. 4
Mr. Banks is sick.
Mr. M. 8. McKean, for thirty years disbursing
clerk in the Treasury Department, is dead.
Washington, Feb. 10. In the House the follow
ing was introduced: Instructing the Recon
struction Committee to report what lurther leg
islation was neeessiry to enable the hue rebel
8tntes to resume their places in the Union, uud
continuing the Freedmen's Bureau in Tennessee
Also, to allow respondents In the United 8tatcs
Courts to testify in their own behalf In instances
where such testimouy Is permitted in the local
A large number of private bills were Introduced.
The Judiciary Committee were directed to lu
quire into tho expediency to amend the Buuk
tapt law to require a majority of the creditors to
compel involuntary bankruptcy.
A resolution that tho seat of Gorerntn'-nt
Should be removed to Mississippi valley. Din.
agreed to by a vote of 77 to 97.
The drawing tor seats created some confusion
and much merriment.
- A long discussion occurred regarding the
bridging ot the Mississippi at Rock Islund. '
A resolution calling on Gen. Grant for a copy
of the President's lost letter, and referring the
judiciary committee's impeachment evidence, to
the reconstruction committee with privilege to
report at any time, passed.
The House went into the committee of the
whole. After some discussion, adjourned.
In the Senate, after a number of private reso
lutions, bill and memorials, reconstruction was
resumed. After which executive session aud
In the Supreme Court tho old Georgia case
petitioning to restmin Messrs. Stanton, Grant
and Pope from proceeding undci the recon
struction acts, decided adversely last term
reasons for that opinion was to day given as !
follows : The question involved aud the right
sought to be protected were exclusively po
litical in their character, relatiug to sove
reignty and the Government, and not to rights
of persons or property, aud thut the Court has
no jurisdiction thereof of the snbjeet matter of
the bill. , They cite the eases of the State of
Rhode Island verms tho State ol Massachusetts
of tht Cherokee Nation versus the State ol
Georgia, and other cases, to show tlutthe Court
has no jurisdiction to decide political question.
The Chief-Justice concurred iu the result, but
not in the reasons assigned. The Chief-Justice
announced that the present term would bt ad
journed on the first Monday in April.
There is intense anxiety to see the President's
letter to Geu. Grant.
The ways and means committee is about re- '
porting a bill regulating export ot spirits. The
details have not transpired.
Charles K. Tuckerman, ol New-Tork, has been
Dominated minister to Greece.
Revenue to-day one and a half millions.
In the Supremo Court tho State of Texas v.
White et al. on motion to dissolve injunction, re
straining White el at Irom setting certain bonds
on ground, among others, that Texas being no
State, bad no rights in court.
COLtmus, Feb, 8. The Legislature has adop
ted a resolution requesting the repeal of the re
construction acts, and denunciatory of the pend
ing supplementary and Supreme Court bills
BicnKuRO, Feb. 8th. In tlie Convention the
section authorizing the Legislature to create a
Bureau of Agriculture and Immigration, was
Along debate occurred on the immigration
part of the section, which was both opposed and
urged od the Republican side.
Richmond, Feb. 10. In the Convention the
judiciary committee reported adverecly to .wo
resolutions, one for scaling debts contracted
prior to April, 1865, at twenty-five cents ia tho
dollar, aad another declaring all debts prUr to
that date null and void.
The committee's report also takes the ground
that all debts contracted for tlie purchase of
slaves cannot be set a.ide. The rerort was
adopted by a vote of 72 to 6.
The section of a report giving the LcirisWtare
power to sell the State's kiU rest in Internal Im
provement, and to apply the proceed to the
liquidation of the public debt, wss adopted.
Cuahlestow, Feb 8th.--The Convention is
still engaged on tlie BUI of Rights.
CnaaLESToit, Feb. 8. Cotton aetive and ad
vanced K to K. Sates 2.060 bares at 19.
Montgomery, Feb. W. Ont of seventeen South
Alabama counties, embracing the large colored
counties of the State, the Constitution 1? behind
8700 votes. The hiil. country and the Florida
line of counties, will place it at least 10,000 votes
behind the election last full on the Convention
was held enTy at the Court Bouses, and confin
ed throe days the Convention was carried by
about 10,000 over one half the registered vote
three times more voting places were opened st
the election on the Constitution than on the Con
vention, and this election continued five days.
The managers of the election were gcuerully Re
publicans. From Philadelphia.
PhilMphia, Feb. 10. John B. Bndd, one ol
the oldest merchants, engaged in the New-Orleaui
trade, is dead aged 71 years.
. From Mobil.
Xobile, Feb. 10. The election concluded.
Teeterday passed off in the most quiet and or
derly manner. The vote stands, whites 89, col
ored 4918. - '
' -i Foreigar.
' Loanon, Teh. 8 Minister Adams' resignation
has been announced the press express legreti.
.-Admiral Farragutt wa received at Florence
with special hcrhors. -.' .- ! .- .
Bismark has announced that the commercial
treaty with the United Stutes was progressing
Cohk, Ireland, Feb. 8. A desperate at tempt i
being mode to rescue Fenians. Captain MacU?
wu captured to-day. The police beat off UK