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L18T OF MEMBERSOFTHEl?D CONGRESS, miix. Tbo Seaitte consists ot two Soaaton from each Ntuto 'lhero are thirty-one State*, represented by sixty two Senators. Whig#, iu Italic; Old Line Democrat*, in Roman. Those marked J. D., Independent Democrat*; I' , those elected a* Union men; S. R , those elected un Southern or State Right* men. President - - David K Atcbiaon Secretary ? Anbury Diekina. (ft Term expires. Term expires ALABAMA. MISSISSIPPI. Benj Fitcpatrick- ? I860 Stephen Adama, (U.) 1857 O.O.Clay 185# Vacancy ...... 1859 HIWOIHI. ARKANSAS. R. W. Johnaon* - - 1855 Win. K. Sebastian ? 185V CONNECTICUT Truman limit A ? ? Isaac Toueey - ? - CALIFORNIA. William M. Gwin <? John B. Weller - ? DKI.A W A K K. Jame* A. Bayard - John. M. Clayton - FLORIDA. Jackson Morton - - 1855 Stephen R. Mallory 1857 GEORGIA. W. V. Daw ton - - 1855 1855 1857 1855 1857 1857 185V David R. Atchison ? 1855 Henri/ IS. Geyet - - 1859 NEW HAMPSHIRE. Moses Norris, jr . - 1855 Jared W. Williams- 185V NEW YORK. IVm. H. Seward ? Hamilton Fish - NEW JERSEY J. R. Thompson ? William Wright - NORTH CAROLINA. George i?. Badger - 1855 Vacancy 1859 OHIO. S. P. Chaao (I. D.) - 1855 1855 1857 1857 1859 Robert Toombs (U.) 1859 Benjamin F. Wade 1857 INDIANA. PENNSYLVANIA. John Petit 1855 Jaine* Cooper ... 1856 Jesse D. Bright - - 1857 Rich'd Brodhoad,jr. 1857 ILLINOIS. RHODE ISLAND. James Shield* ? - - 1855 Charles T. James - 1857 Stephen A. Douglas 1859 Philip Allen .... 1859 IOWA. Augustus C. Dodge ? 1855 George W. Jones ? 1859 KENTUCKY. Archibald Dixon ? - 1855 John U. Thompson 1859 LOUISIANA. John Slidell .... 1855 J P. Benjamin - . 1859 MAINE. Hannibal Hamlin ? 1857 Vacancy 1859 MASSACHUSETTS. 1859 1857 1859 SOUTH CAROLINA. A. P. Butler (S. R.). 1855 Josiah J. Evans - TENNESSEE. James C. Jones - John BtU ..... Thoruas J. Rusk - - 1857 Sam. Houston - - 1859 VERMONT. " Vacancy 1855 Solomon Foot - - - 1857 VIRGINIA. Cbs. Sumner (I. D.) 1857 J. M. Mason (8. R.) 1857 Edward Everett - - 1859 MARYLAND. James A. Pearce ? - 1855 Thomas G. Pratt - 1857 MICHIGAN. Lewis Cass 1857 Ohas. E. Stuart - - - 1859 R. M. T. Hunter WISCONSIN. Isaac P. Walker ? ? Henry Dodge - - ? 1859 1855 1857 * Uv Governor's appointment. The Legislature of Alabama will havo two United States Senators to elaet during the coming session HOUSE 0* REPRE3ESTATIVES. The House couaista of two hundred and fcirty tour Members and five Territorial Deb gate*, one new Territory having lately been formed, via : Washington. The Delegated, however, have no vote. ALABAMA. o I Old Line Democrats.?PhiUp Philips, S. VV. Harris, Win. R. Smith, Goorge S. Houghton, W. R. W. Cobb, James F. Dowdell. IP&ig.?Jumetf Abererombie. ARKANSAS. Old Line Democrats.?A. B. Greenwood, E. A. Warren. CONNECTICUT. Old Line Democrats?Jamen T. Pratt, Colin M. Ingersoll, Nathan Beloher, Origen S. Sey mour. CALIFORNIA. OUl Line Democrats ? J. A. MoDougall Milton S. Latham. DELAWARE. Old Line Democrat.?George R. Riddle. FLORIDA. Old Line Democrat ? Augustus E. Maawell GEORGIA Old Line Democrats.?J. L. Seward, A. H. Colquit, David J. Bailey, Wm. B. W. Bent, K. W. Chastain. Junius Hillyer. Whigs.?David A. Reese, Ale*. H. Stephens. IOWA. Old Ltne Democrat.?Bernhardt Henn. Whig.?John P. Cook. INDIANA. Old LineDemocrats.?H. Miller, W. H. Eng lish, C. L. Dunham, James A. Lane, Thus. A. Hen rick n Jubn G. Davis, Daniel Mace, Nor man Eddy, E. M. Chamberlain, Andrew J. Harlan. Whig.?Samuel W. Parker. ILLINOIS. Old Litu Democrats ?John Wentworth, W. A Richardson. James Allen, William H. Bis nell, Willis Allen. Wkigs.? K. B. Washbnrne, J. C. Norton, James Knox, Riohard \ ates. KENTUCKY. Old Line Democrat*.?Linn Boyd, James S. Chrisman. J. M. Elliott, J. C. Breckenridge, K. H. Stanton. Whig* Benj. E. Grayf Presley Ewing, Clement S. Hill, Wm. Preston, Leander M. Cox. LOUISIANA. Old Line Democrats?Wm. Dunbar, John Perkins, jr. Whigs.?Theodore G. Hunt, John B. Smith. MASSACHUSETTS. Oid Line Democrat ? Nathalnel P. Banks. Wkigs?Zeno So udder, Samuel L. Crocker, J.Wiley Edmund*, Samuel H. Waller, Wil liam A|?pleU>n, Charles W. Upham, Tanpan Wentworth, Edward Diokinson, John Z. Good rich. IndepemUnt D. mocrat.?Ale*. Do Witt. MICHIGAN Old Line Democrats.?David Stuart, David A. Noble, Samuel Clark, Heetor L. Stephens. MA1NK. Old Line Democrats?Moses McDonald, Sam Mi May all, T. J. D. Poller. Wktgs ? E. Wilder Parley, Samuel P. Ben mm, Israel Washburn, jr. MISSISSIPPI. Old Line Democrats. ? Daniel B. Wright, Wm S. Barry, O R. Singleton, Wiley P. Har ris, Wm. Barksdale. MARYLAND. Old Line Democrat*.? Jacob Shower, Joshua Vansant, Henry May, Wm. T. Hamilton. Wkigs ?John K. Franklin, A. R. Sollers MISSOURI. Old Line Democrats ? Thoma* H. Benton, Alfred W. Lamb, John 8. Phelps. Wkigs.?John G. Lindley, John G, Miller, Moroseai Oliver, Sam. Carathers. MINNESOTA. OU Line Demotrat?Henry M. Rioe NEW YORK. OU Line Democrats?lam. Maurice, Ths W. Camming, Hiram Walbridge, Miks Walsh, William M. Tweed, John Wheeler, William A. Walker, Francis B Cutting, Jared V. Peck, William Murray, T. R. W'estbrook, Gilbert Dean, Rufns W. Peek bam, Charles Hughes, Bishop Perking Peter Rowe, Daniel T. Junes, Andrew Oliver, John J. Taylor, George Hast in* Reuben E Pen ton. Wkigs?Basse I Sage, George A. Simmons, George W. Chase, O. B Mattsson, Henry Ben nstt, Edwin B. Morgan, David Carpenter, Tmbss t. Flagler, Solomon G. Haven, Benja wki Priagle Independent Democrats? Gerrit Smith, Ca leb Ljoa % HEW JERSEY OU Line Democrat*.?Nathan T. Stratton, Charlss SkeMon, Samuel Lilly, George Vrail. Wkig?K C. M. Pennington. NEW HAMPSHIRE OU Lint Democrats?George W. Kittredge, George w. Morrison. Harry Hibbard NORTH CAROLINA. OU L-ne Democrat*.?H. H. Shaw, Thomas RaAo, Wm. S Ashe, Burton 8. Creig, Thomas ti Clingman Wkigs ?Si?m H Rorers John Ksrr, Rich ?i0. Paryear NEW MEXICO. Old Line Democrat.?Jose Manuel <jalleges. OHIO. Old Line Democrats.?David T Disney, M. H. Nichols, Alfrod P. Kdgerton, Andrew Ellison, Frederick W. Green. Thomas I.. Ritchie, kd a>n B. Olds, Wm D. Lindsay, Harvey H. John ?on, Wilson Shannon, George Bliss, Andrew Stuart. fVkigi.?John Scott Harrison, Aaron Har lan, Monet* B Corwin, John L. Taylor, W. U. Sapp, Edward Ball. Independent Democrats.?L. D. Campbell, Kdward Wade, J. K. Giddings. OREGON. Old Line Democrat.?Joseph Lane. PENNSYLVANIA. Old Line Democrats?T. B. Florence, J. Rob inn, jr., Win. H. Witto, John MoNuir, Samuel A. Bridges, Henry A. Muhlenberg, Christian W. Straub, H B. Wright, Ana Packer, Gu lusha A. Grow, James Gamble, Wm. H. Kurtz, Augustus Drum, John L. Dawson, Michael C. Trout, Carlton B. Curtis. Whigs.?Joseph R. Chandler, William Ever hart, Isaac R. Heister,* Nor Middleswarth, Samuel L Ruasel, John MeColloob, David Ritchie, Thomas M. Howe, John Diok. RHODE ISLAND. Old Line Democrats.?Thomas Davis, Ben jamin B. Thurston. SOUTH CAROLINA. State Rights Democrats.?John MoQueen, William Aiken, L. M. Keitt, P. S. Brooks, Jas. L. On, W. W. Boyce. TENNESSEE. Old Line Democrats.?Brookins Campbell, (deceased,) Wm. M. Churcliwell, Samuel A. Smith. Geo. W. Jones, Fredorick P. Stanton. IVkigs.?William Cullom, Charles Roady, R. M. Bugg, Felix K. Zollikotfcr, Kinerwon Etheridge. TEXAS. Old Line Democrats.?Geo. Y. Smyth, Peter H. Bell. UTAH. Old Line Democrat.? John M. Bernhisel. VIRGINIA Old Line Democrats.?T. H. Bayly, J. M. Mill son, John 3. Cuskie, William O. Goode, Thus S. Bocock, Paulus Powell, William Smith, Charles J. Faulkner, H. A. P.dmondaon, John Letcher, Z. Kid well, J. F. Snodgracs, Fayette Mo Mullen. VERMONT. IVkigs.?Jamo* Meaohain, Andrew Tracy, Alvah Sabin. WISCONSIN. Old Line Democrats.?Daniel Wells, jr., B. C. Kaufman, John B. Macy. INDEPENDENT DEMOCRATIC PLATFORM. ADOPTED AT PITTSBURGH, AUGUST 12,1851. Having assembled in National Conven tion as the delegates of the Free Democra cy of the United States, united by a com mon resolve to maintain right against wrongs, and freedom against slavery! con fiding in the intelligence, patriotism, and the discriminating justice of the American people ; putting our trust in God for the triumph of our cause, and invoking his guidance in our endeavors to advance it, we now submit to the caudid judgment of all men the following declaration of prin ciples and measures: I. That Governments, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, are instituted among men to secure to all, those inalienable rights of life, liberty, ami the pursuit of happiness, with which they were cudowed by their Creator, and of which none can be deprived by valid legis lation, except for crime. II. That the true mission of American Democracy is to maintain the liberties of the people, the sovereignty of the States, and the perpetuity of the Union, by the impartial application to public affairs, with out sectional discriminations, of the fun damental principles of equal rights, strict justice, and economical administration. III. That the Federal Government is one of limited powers, derived solely from the Constitution; and the grants of power therein ought to be strictly construed by all the department* and agents of the Gov ernment, and it is inexpedient and dan gerous to exercise doubtful constitutional powers. IV. That the Constitution of the United States, ordained to form a more perfect ( union, to establish justice, and secure the | blessings of lil>erty, expressly denies to | the General Government all power to de- j prive any person of life, liberty, or prop erty, without due process of law; and, therefore, the Government, having no more power to make a slave than to make a king, and no more power to establish sla very than to establish monarchy, should at once proceed to relieve itself from all re sponsibility for the existence of slavery wherever it possesses constitutional power j to legislate for its extinction. V. That, to the persevering and impor- j tunate demands of the Slave Power for more slave Stales, new slave Territories, and the nationalization of Slavery, our dis tinct and final answer is?no more slave States, no slave Territory, no nationalized Slavery, and no national legislation for the extradition of slaves. VI. That Slavery is a sin against God and a crime against man, which no human i enactment nor usage can make right; and j that Christianity, humanity, and patriotism, alike demand its abolition. j VII. That the fugitive Slave Act of 18.r>0 is repugnant to the Constitution, to the principles of the common law, to the spirit of Christianity, aud to the senti ments of the civilized world. We there fore deny its binding force upon the American People, and demand its imme- j diate and total repeal. VIII. That the doctrine that any human law is a finality, and not subject to modi- , fication or repeal, is not in accordance with the creed of the founders of our Gov- I ernment, and is dangerous to the liberties! of the people. IX. That the acts of Congress known ! as the Compromise Measures of I860, by | making the admission of a sovereign State S contingent upon the adoption of other i measures demanded by the special inter est of Slavery ; by their omission to guar anty freedom in free Territories; by their attempt to impose unconstitutional limit ations on the power of Congress and the people to admit new States ; by their pro visions for the assumption of five millions of the State debt of Texas, and for the payment of five millions more, and the cession of a large territory to the same State under menace, as an inducement to the relinquishment of a groundless claim, and by their invasion of the sovereignty of the States and the liberties of the peo pie, through the enactment of an unjust, oppressive, and unconstitutional Fugitive Slave Law, are proved to he inconsistent with all the principles aud maxims of De mocracy, and wholly inadequate to the settlement of the questions of which they are claimed to he an adjustment. X. That no permanent settlement of the Slavery question can he looked for, except in the practical recognition of the truth that Slavery is sectional, and Free dom national; by the total separation of the General Government from Slavery, and the exercise of its legitimate and consti tutional influence on the side of Freedom; aud by leaving to the States the whole subject of Slavery aud the extradition of fugitives from service. XI. That all men have a natural right to a portion of the soil; and that, as the use of the soil is indispensable to life, the right of all ineu to the soil is as sacred as their right to life itself. XII. That the public lands of the Uni ted States belong to the people, and should not be sold to individuals nor granted to corporations, but should be held as a sa cred trust for the benefit of the people, and should be grante4 in limited quanti ties4 free of cost, to landless settlers. XIII. That a due regard for the Federal Constitution, and sound administrative policy, demand that the funds of the Gen eral Government be kept separate from banking institutions; that inland aud ocean postage should be reduced to the lowest possible point; that no more reve nue should be raised than is required to defray the strictly necessary expenses of the public service, and to pay off the pub lic debt; and that the power and patron age of the Government should be dimin ished by the abolition of all unnecessary offices, salaries, and privileges, and by the election by the people of all civil officers in the service of the United States, so far as may be consistent with the prompt and efficient transaction of the public business. XIV. That river and harbor improve ments, when necessary to the safety and convenience of commerce with foreign nations or among the several States, are objects of national concern, and it is the duty of Congress, in the exercise of its constitutional powers, to provide for the same. XV. That emigrants and exiles from the Old World should find a cordial wel come to homes of comfort and fields of enterprise in the New ; and every attempt to abridge their privilege of becoming citizens and owners of the soil among us ought lo "be resisted with inflexible deter mination. XVI. That every nation has a clear right to alter or change its own Govern ment, and to administer its own concerns in such manner as may best secure the rights and promote the happiness of the people, and foreign inteiference with that right is a dangerous violation of the law of nations, against which all independ ent Governments should protest, and en deavor by all proper means to prevent; and especially is it the duty of the Ameri can Government, representing the chief Republic of the world, to protest against, and by all proper means to prevent, the intervention of Kings and Emperors against nations seeking to establish for themselves, republican or constitutional Governments. XVII. That the independence of Hayti ought to be recognised by our Govern ment, Bnd our commercial relations with 'it placed on the footing of the most favor ed nations. XVIII. That as, by the Constitution, " the citizens of each State shall be en titled to all privileges and immunities of citizens of the several States," the prac tice of imprisoning colored seamen of other States, while the vessels to which they belong lie in port, and refusing to, exercise the right to bring such cases be fore the Supreme Court of the United States, to test the legality of such pro ceedings, is a flagrant violation of the Constitution, aud an invasion of the rights of the citizens of otther States, utterly in consistent with the professions maue by the slaveholders, that they wish the pro visions of the Constitution faithfully ob served by every State in the Union. XIX. That we recommend the intro duction into all treaties, hereafter to be negotiated between the United States and foreign nations, of some provision for the amicable settlement of difficulties by a re sort to decisive arbitration. XX. That the Free Democratic party is not organized to aid either the Whig or Democratic wing of the great Slave Com promise party of the nation, but to defeat them both ; and that repudiating and re nouncing both, as hopelessly corrupt, and utterly unworthy of confidence, the pur pose of the Free Democracy is to take possession of the Federal Government, and administer it for the better protection of the rights and interests of the whole people. XXI. That we inscribe on our banner, Free Soil, Free Speech, Free Labor, and Free Men, and under it will fight on and fight ever, until a triumphant victory shall reward our exertions. XXII. That upon this Platform the Con vention presents to the American People, as a candidate for the office of President of the United States, John P. Hale, of New Hampshire, and as a candidate for the office of Vice President of the United States, George W. Julian, of Indiana, and earnestly commends them to the sup port of all freemen and parties. ANTI-SLAVKRY WORKS FOR XALR 4TTHIXOF PJ^K, BY i.BWI8 CLRPHANR. Lift of IaaM T. Hoppor?prica $1.54, portage 31 Mid. Duel? Tom'i Cabin -price 37f cent*, postage " centoj St* copte* for $3, pottage paid Uncle Tom'? Cabin in (JormnD?prlee it oenta, pott age If ??to. Key to Unoto Torn'n Cabin?prica 50 rente, pottage II cente White Slavery in the Barbary Statea, by Hoa. Charlee Sumner?price 50 cento, poetage 11 cente <4iddinga'?8peecbe?.one volnme lime?price|1.poet age U cent*. . OoodaU't American Slave Code- price 76 omU, pott age 18 otato Manuel Pereira?price in cloth 75 cento, poet.age It OMrtC; la paper 6* cent*, poetage 1ft cent* Addreea LEWIS CLKPHANB, National Era Offloe. THE DEMOCRATIC PLATFORM. ADOPTBD AT BALTIMORE. JUNB 1, 1852 I. Resolved, That the American Democ racy place their trust in the intelligence, the patriotism, and the discriminating jus tice of the American people. , II. Resolved, That we regard this as a distinctive feature of our political creed, which we are proud to maintian before the world as the great moral element in a form of government springing from and upheld by the popular will; and we con trast it with the creed and practice of Federalism, under whatever name or form, which seeks to palsy the will of the con stituent, and which conceives no impos ture too monstrous for the public cre dulity. III. Resolvvl, therefore, That, entertain ing these views, the Democratic party of this Union, through their delegates assem bled in a General Convention, coming together in a spirit of concord, of devotion to the doctrines and faith ol a free repre sentative Government, and appealing to their fellow-citizens for the rectitude of their intentions, renew and reassert before the American people the declarations of principles avowed by them when, on former occasions, in General Convention, they have presented their candidates for the popular suffrages: 1. That the Federal Government is one of limited powers, derived solely from the Constitution, and the grants of power therein ought to be strictly construed by all the departments and agents of the Gov ernment; and that it is inexpedient and dangero\is to exercise doubtlul constitu tional powers. 2. That the Constitution does not con fer upon the General Government the power to commence and carry on a gen eral system of internal improvements. 3. That the Constitution does not con fer authority upon the Federal Govern ment, directly or indirectly, to assume the debts of the several States, contracted for local and internal improvements, or other State purposes; nor would such assump tion he just or expedient. 4. That justice and sound policy forbid the Federal Government to foster one branch of industry to the detriment of any other, or to cherish the interests of one portion to the injury of another portion ol our common country ; that every citizen, and every section of the country, has a right to demand and insist upon an equal ity of rights and privileges, and to com plete and ample protection of persons and property from domestic violence or foreign aggression. 5. That it is the duty of every branch of the Government to enforce and practice the most rigid economy in conducting our public affairs, and that no more revenue ought to be raised than is required to de fray the necessary expenses of the Gov ernment, and for the gradual but certain extinction of the public debt. 6. That Congress has no power to charter a National Bank ; that we believe such an institution one of deadly hostility to the bests interests of the country, dan gerous to our republican institutions and the liberties of the people, and calculated to place the business of the country within the control of a concentrated money power, and above the laws and the will of the people; and that the results of Dem ocratic legislation, in this and all other financial measures upon which issues have been made between the two political par ties of the country, have demonstrated, to candid and practical men, of all parties, their soundness, safety, and utility, in all business pursuits. 7. That the separation of the moneys j of the Government from banking institu- | tions is indispensable for the safety of the funds of the Government and the rights of the people. 8. That the liberal principles embodied by Jefferson in the Declaration of Inde- I pendcnce, and sanctioned in the Consti- | union, which makes ours the land of lib- ; erty and the asylum of the oppressed of every nation, have ever been cardinal prin ciples in the Democratic faith ; and every attempt to abridge the privilege of be- | coming citizens and the owners of soil among us, ought to be resisted with the same spirit which swept the alien and se dition laws from our statute books. 9. That Congress has no power under the Constitution to interfere with or con- ? trol the domestic institutions of the sev eral States, and that such States are the sole and proper judges of everything ap pertaining to their own affairs, not prohib ited by the Constitution ; that all efforts of the Abolitionists or others, made to in- | duce Congress to interfere with questions ; of slavery, or to take incipient steps in re lation thereto, are calculated to lead to the most alarming and dangerous conse quences ; and that all such efforts have an j inevitable tendency to diminish the happi ness of the people and endanger the sta- j hility and permanency of the I? nion, and j ought not to be countenanced by any friend of our political institutions. IV. Resolved, That the foregoing prop osition covers and was inteuded to em brace the whole subject of slavery agitation in Congress; and therefore the Demo cratic party of the Union, standing on ibis national platform, will abide by and adhere to a faithful execution of the acts known I as the Compromise measures settled by the last Congress, " the act for reclaiming fu gitives from service or labor, included; which act, being designed to carry out an express provision of the Constitution, can not with fidelity thereto be repealed o- so changed as to destroy or impair its etfi- | ciency. V. Resolved, That the Democratic party will resist all attempts at renewing, in Congress or out of it, the agitation of the Slavery question', under whatever shape or color the attempt may be made. VI. Resolved, That the proceeds of the public lands ought to be sacredly appli<*<l to the national objects specified in the Constitution ; and that we are opposed to any law for the distribution of such pro ceeds among the States, as alike inexpe dient in policy and repugnant to the Con stitution. VII. Resolved, That we are decidedly opposed to taking from the President thp qualified veto power, by which he is ena bled, under restrictions and responsibilities amply sufficient to guard the public inter e?t, to suspend the passage of a bill whose merits cannot secure the approval of two* thirds of the Senate and House of Repre sentatives until the judgment of the people can he obtained therebn, and which has saved the Auiericau people from the cor rupt and tyrannical domination of the Bank of the United States, and from a corrupting system of general internal im provements. VIII. Resolved, That the Democratic party will faithfully abide by and uphold the principles laid dowjtin the Kentucky and Virginia resolutions of 1798, and in the report of Mr. Madison to the Virginia Legislature in 1799; that it adopts those principles as constituting one of the main foundations of its political creed, and is resolved to carry them out in their obvious meaning and import. IX. Resolved, That the war with Mex ico, upon all the principles of patriotism and the laws of nations, was a just and necessary war on our part, in which every American qj^zen should have shown him self on the side of his country, and neither morally nor physically, by word or deed, have given "aid and comfort to the enemy." X. Resolved, That we rejoice at the res toration of friendly relations with oursister Republic of Mexico, and earnestly desire for her all the blessings and prosperity which we enjoy under republican institutions; and we congratulate the American people upon the results of that war, which have so manifestly justified the policy and con duct of the Democratic party, and insured to the United States " indemnity for the past and security for the future." XI. Resolved, That, in view of the con dition of popular institutions in the Old World, a high and sacred duty is devolved, with increased responsibility, upon the Democratic party of this country, as the party of the people, to uphold and maintain the rights of every State, and thereby the Union of the States, and to sustain and advance among us constitutional liberty, by continuing to resist ail monopolies an<l exclusive legislation for the benefit of the few at the expense of the many, and by a vigilant and constant adherence to those principles and compromises of the Con stitution which are broad enough and strong enough to embrace and uphold the Union as it was, the Union as it is, and the Union as it shall be, in the full expan sion of the energies and c&pacity of this great and progressive people. THE WHIG PLATFORM. . ADOPTED AT BALTIMORE. JUNE 8, 1852. The Whigs of the United States, in C onvention assembled, firmly adhering to the great conservative republican princi ples by which they are controlled and gov erned, and now, as ever, relying upon the intelligence of the American people, with an abiding confidence in their capacity for self-government and their continued devo tion to the Constitution and the Union, do proclaim the following as the political sentiments and determinations, for the establishment and maintenance of which their national organization as a party is effected: 1 ? rv Jhe Go?ernment of the United States is of limited character, and it is confined to the exercise of powers expressly granted by the Constitution, and such as may be necessary and proper for carrying the granted powers into full execution, and that all powers not thus granted or neces sarily implied are expressly reserved to ii re"?>ective,J at>d to the people. II. The State Governments should be held secure in their reserved rights, and the General Government sustained in its constitutional powers, and the Union should be revered and watched over as " the palladium of our liberties." III. That while struggling freedom, everywhere, enlists the wannest sympathy ol the Whig party, we still adhere to the doctrines of the Father of his Country, as announced in his Farewell Address, of keeping ourselves free from all entangling alliances with foreign countries, and of never quitting our own to stand upon for eign ground. That our mission as a Re public is net to propagate our opinions, or impose on other countries our form of government, by artifice or force, but to teach by example, and show by our suc cess, moderation, and justice, the bless ings of self-government and the advan tages of free institutions. IV. That where the people make and control the Government, they should obey its constitution, laws, and treaties, as they would retain their self-respect, and the re spect which they claim and will enforce from foreign powers. V. Government should be conducted upon principles of the strictest economy, and revenue sufficient for the expenses thoreof, in time of peace, ought to be mainly derived from a duty on imports, and not from direct taxes; and, in levying such duties, sound policy requires a just discrimination and protection from fraud by specific duties, when practicable, whereby suitable encouragement may be assured to American industry, equally to all classes and to sll portions of the coun try. VI. The Constitution vests in Congress ihe power to open and repair harbors, and remove obstructions from navigable rivers; and it is expedient that Congress shall ex ercise that power whenever rvch improve ment a are necf story fur the common defence or for th" protection and facility of com merce with foreign nations or among the States ; snrh improvements being, in every instance, national and general in their character. VII. The Federal and Stale Govern ments are parts of one system, alike ne cessary for the common prosperity, peace, and security, and ought to be regarded a ike with a cordial, habitual, and immova ble attachment. Respect for the authority of each, and acquiescence in the constitu tional measures of each, are duties re quired by the plainest considerations of National, of State, and individual welfare. VIII. The series of acts of the 31st Congress, commonly known as the Com promise or Adjustment, (the act for the recovery of fugitives from labor included,) arc received and acquiesced in by the Whigs of the United States as a final set ilement, in principle and substance, of the subjects to which they relate; and so far as these acta are coucerned, we will main tain them, and insist on their strict en forcement, until lime and experience shall demonstrate the necessity of further legis lation to guard against the evasion of the laws on the one hand, and the abuse of their powers on the other, not impairing their present efficiency to carry out the requirements of the Constitution ; and we deprecate all further agitation of the ques tions thus settled, as dangerous to our peace, and will discountenance all efforts to continue or renew such agitation, when ever, wherever, or however made; and we will maintain this settlement as essential to the nationality of the Whig party and the integrity of the Union. John G. Chapman, of MJ., President of the Whig National Convention The following is a list of the Free Dem ocratic and Anti-Slavery papers published in the United States: FREE DEMOCRATIC PRESS. Inquirer, Portland, Me.; A. Willey; $2 per annum Lid. Democrat, Concord, N. II.; G. G. Fog* *2 New?, Keene, N. H,; S. Woodward; $1.2^ Democrat, Manchester, N. H. j J. H. (Joodale; $1 50 Messenger, Portsmouth, N. H.; T. J. Whittam, $|.' Freeman, Montpelier, Vt.; D. P. Thompson; $2 Observer. Morrisville, Vt.; J. A. SomerW; $J 25 Telegraph, Springfield, Vt.; L. T. GuernLy *1 75 Democrat, Brattleborough, Vt.; W. Nichols-' il 50 Brandon Post, Brandon, Vt.; P. Welch Si' Courier, Burlington, Vt.; G. C. Samson,'$1.60 C?fl7werkly^2.B08t0n' M? J- D- Baldwin; daily Sentinel, North Adams, Ms.; A. D. Brock- *1 Ml American, Lowell, Ms.; W. S. RobinsonTtri-welk * ! Kta? Gounf>Ur'& MaM '* ^ F- Ro,lins ! M s-ss.fcrn'8"""'M,-< j Republican, Greenfield, Ms. Spy, Worcester Ms.; J.M.Karle; $2. Standard, New Bedford, Ms. Courier, Northampton, Ms. Gazette, Dedham, Mr. ; Henry 0 HUdreth ? #9 Sentinel, Lawrence, Ms.; John Ryan A Co.* $2. ai41IaJr8!san$]Preeman' Pr?vidence- R*?? Crawford Republican, Hartford, Ct.; Bartlett 4 Hawley; $2. Herald, Ellington, N. Y.; A. 8. Brown. Evening Chronicle, Syracuse N Y ? H R w i daily $3, weekly $f.6fc' Spirit of the Aye, Norwich, N. Y.; J. D Lawver- *1 Wyoming Co. Mirror, Warsaw, N Y ? A 51 ' M' Telegraph, Oneida, N. Y.; D H Frost-il 25 ' 1 tI 60 ScktSj2P,per' Rochester, N. Y.; Fred PbeertPr$l.G0UVerneUri New Yorki Mitchell 4 H?|. Herald, Jamestown, N. Y. Carson League, Syracuse,N. Y.; J. Thoma.; $1 50 Olive Branch, Norristown, Pa.; JoseDh Mover ?i 6iiZl2;iTl,S1'oll''"'r|,b' P" ' ? 1 Freeman Mercer, P?.; W.T.Clark; $1.50. $1 50. Cr0"0,,,,t? Eri*< Pa-- Caughey A McCreary; ThePeople'g Journal, Coudersport, Potter count v Hiatal |P 3R 1. MftI,n A IIaflke? i $1.50. y C1c"ft?rM0f ||"eed0,n' P*-i Moorhead A Mc WryF$3.Pre,S' Philad"?'hi?. P?- i F. W. Thomas; dal ti n-?- <?? C.ifowenr$2nel' Jttren0D and Aahubul?. 0.; W. Mt?^?iK.fo1*0 1^l,loc^at? You"K"town, 0.; M. Cullo Commercial, Cleveland, 0.; If. M. Addison ? ti r.n WesT'ri' 7*1** ?'s Geor?e Brewster; $1.50, ard ; $2 n'e Cbrwnio1'' Warren, 0.; K. 0. How P^Mv'lle, O.; Gray A Doolittle ? ti OktoVl?. 0.T Cb>,ZTi Sr.ll, Independent Democrat, Elyrla, 0.; Philemon Bliss; Columbian, Columbus, 0.; L. L. Rio* Stmoor*t' ?h?*?on, 0.; J. s. Wright; $1. H ? ' L^lnM> W. Hall; $1.50. $HM) e<? ' 'tmington, 0.; J. W. Chaffin , J?* R*pob>?can. Greenfield, 0. Williams Democrat, Wert Unity, O.; Wm A HunU-r F$l STk^Jl.^'1, Mich J 8" H B?k?i daily Free Democrat, Indianapolis, Ind.; R Vaile; $Uo. we^w"*"' Chica-*' I,,; ' il. dail) Journal, Sparta, III.; I. R. Coulter, $1.26. Fwe Democrat, Waukesha. Wis.; 8. M. Booth: dal ly $4, weekly $2. ' Telegraph, Kenosha, Wis.; Sholes A Prank: $2. Free iww, Janesville, Wis.; Joseph Baker', $1 50. Free Prew Sheboyran Falls, Wis.. J. A Smith; $2 Advocate, Racine. Wis.; C.CIeroenU; $2. Kentucky News, Newport, Ky.; W. S. Bailey; $]. Tf?f Mount Pleasant, Iowa; J. W. Howe- i 11 Ml, ' Der Demokrat, Davenport, Iowa; Th. Gullch; $3. Pacific Statesman. Ban Francisco, Cal.; J. II. Pnrdy D"n,okr?t' Washington, D. C.; Pr??i Schmidt, editor; Bnell A Blanrhard. publishers. $2 ANTI-SLAVERY PRESS. Liberator, Boston, Ms., Wm. Lloyd Garrison; $2.50. Freeman, Philadelphia, Pa.; C. M Bar N^4?? m"1- Vwk' "?T' BURLL A BLAMCIIARD, WASHINGTON, 0 C km now ntdj for delivery MANUEL PKRKIK4; OA, thx aoTKUien bulk of south caroiha ttn Ft*im of Southern Laws, Lift, ami Ho*pitalitf Written In Charleston, 6. 0., by P. 0. Adam? THR above work fornua beautiful 12mo volant ol ovor 100 pww, email pica rtfot It paper, !> conta; madin. 76 cenla. The uannl diooount to tL Trado. Or d era eolteitod. CottM mt by mail, pre paid, ant diatanne under S.000 utilee, for 61 eoaU. Tbo above work ia a delineation of tho arena* *n incident* connected with tho linnriaonment, in 186J of Mannol Par elm, (toward of too British brig Jar ?on, in the jail of Obnrleaton, 8: C. The following notice of tbia work ia copied fro* tb National Rrm of February 17: "The above ia the title of a work now in pre* founded anon that infamona atatnto of Booth Carolina by which bar oitiaena olaim a right to impriaoa rot err, tnimrn, of all nationa, and even tbnae caat npon thai* ahorea In dlatrcw. We have peroaed the book in ad vaaoe of Ma publication, and Bnd thai it glvea a life lika picture of Peretra, the veeael in which ha aaUed the atorna ahe encountered, and bar wrecked conditio! when brought into the port of Charleston, 8. 0. ; to gather with tho imprisonment of Perelra, aeveral aea men belonging to the New Rngiand State*, and tw. French aaamen; the priaon rejjimen, character of thi Charleaton police, and the mendacity of certain offl ciala, who make the law a medinm ol peculation. TV work ia replete with incidfnta of Southern life ani character, pointing Southern era to the thing* that cal for correction at thair own handa, with aforoo the cannot be mlataken. The work ta written bv one wh. baa taken a prominent part in the afTalra of tbe Sooth and cannot fail to intereat alike the general reader commercial man. and philanthropic Tha above work can be obtained, at wholeaah pricoa, from Johh P. A Co., P oat on, Maaa , SicnTio* J Batm, 48 Reekman at., Now York, WiLi.ia P. Hazard, Philadelphia, And from the pabliahera, BURLL A BLANCHARD Waahingtoa, D. 0 PRINTING. AMPHLKT PRIIfTrNd neatly executed by RURLI. A BLAMCIIARD, Slrth at root, aoath of Pennsylvania avann. CAYEAIft. PkoVLB's PaTKMT Officii, SH Nutstiu */., N. J. INVENTORS and ethers desiring to apply for Ca vort* are informed thai all the wrrtMiy drawn?s and papers are propar?d by the undersigned with the utmost dispatch, uiid on the must uiodorale terms. All other Patent business promptly attended to. Persons wishing f r information or advice relative to Patent* or Invention* may at all time* consult the undersigned without charge, either portonally at hi* office, or by lettir. ALPRED E. BKACH, Fob. 3. Solicitor of Patents, 06 Nassau St., N. Y. OHANVIIXK inriHMAH Y AfcD W/ITEK rUKE. TI1IS Institution has been in successful operation three years, and Its proprietor, having devotod twenty five years to the management of the siuk, is aow enabled to judiciously select, and skillfully ap ply, such ourativo agencies as are best adapted to each case. Female diseases, in all their forms, re ceive particular attention; and thoso even who hav? been conflued to their beds from one to twenty years, with spinal, uterine, or anomalous disease, nro assur ed that there is still hope for them We especially invite such to correspond with us, as unrivalled suc cess has given us confidence of their curability. De rangement of the nervous system, liver, and digestive organs, are generally relieved. Terms, from $B to S12 per week, aocordiny to helplessness or the amount of care required. Address W. W. BANCROFT, M. D., Deo. 29. Granville, Lioking oo,, Ohio. CARD, rHE subscriber is prepared to Lecture, the present season, on the new mothodof Building, with the gravol wall, in the Ootagon and Hexagonal forms. Address L H. STJBARNS, Jan. 6. Abington, Mass. THE OHIO PARMER FOR ISM. TIIIS elegant and popular Weekly Agricultural Family Newspaper will commerce its third vol ume on the 1st of January, 1854. It will be illustra ted with numerous engravings of Domestic Animals, Farm Buildings, Farm Implements, Trees, Shrubs, and all the important affairs connected with Horti culture, Agriculture, and Stock, Each numbor will contain, bosides Foreign and Domestio News, Beloctions from the most interesting Publications of tho day, Stories, Wit, History, Biog raphy, Poetry, Essays on various subjeots, Market Keports of Cleveland, Now York, Cincinnati, Ac. In short, nothing will be left undone which mav bo thought necessary to render " The Ohio Farmer ' the best Family Paper for the Farmer, Gardener, Me chanic. ana Stock Broeder, that is published in tha United States. That the circulation may be general, we have insdo the terms low. Term*.?One copy, $2; three copies, $5; Ave cop ies. $8; ton copies, $15; twenty copies, $2;>; and at the same rate for six months. Address THOMAS BROWN, Proprietor, Cleveland. Ohio. Editors friendly to our enterprise, who will copy the above advertisement, and send a paper marked to us, shall have the Fanner the coming year, with or without an exchange. Dee. 22- 41 A NEW VOLUME FOR THE HOUSEHOLD. PUBLISHED BY WILLIS P. HAZARD, 178 Ches nut street, above Seventh, Philadelphia. COOKERY AS IT SHOULD BE . A new manual of the dining-room and kitchen, con taining original reoipes in every branch of cookery, domestio beverages, food for invalids, pickling, Ac. Together with bill of fare for every day in the year, rules for carving, Ac., by a Practical Housekeeper, and pupil of Mrs Goodfellow; With appropriate il lustration!. 12mo, cloth or half-bound, 75 cents. Cookery as it should be? Ah, well, that's a pretty bold title! And a dubious ono, too, exclaims another, for if the authoress is going to tell us what it should be, that will be nothing new, for we all know by daily experience what it should and could be, but what it is not. Well, she tells you what it should be, and how to make it so; and in short, plain, practical, and simple rules, snch as the result of a long and constant ly active experience in providing for the daily wants of a large household, enables her to do in the very best manner. Every one who has eaten at our au thoress's board will bear ample testimony to the ex cellent qualities of the many good things she daily sets before them, prepared under her own superin tendence, and the rules for making which she herein sets forth. The recipes of the world-renowned Mrs. Goodfel low, for eakes, pastry, and sweetmeats, are now for the first time collected together for the benefit of all who desire to be good housekeepers. In short, this new Cook Book is offered to the pub lic as the best which has ever been prepared, and the publisher invites all housekeepers to purchase it snd give it a trial, confident that they will recommcnd it to their friends as the only practical Cook Book of which they can make daily us* in all their household duties. 21. A NIW GLEE BOOK, by J. B. WOODBURY, Author of " Dutriven," etc. THE COLUMBIA GLEE BOOK; or, Music for the Million, in three parts. Part 1?comprising the largest number of choice Glees. Quartettes, Trios, Songs. Opera Cbornses, Ac., ever published. Part 2?consisting of Racred Anthems, Choruses, Quartettes, Ac , for select societies and concerts. Part 3?containing most of the oh! popular Conti nental Psalm tunes. Making the most complete col lection, in all it< features, ever published. For sale by FRANCE TAYLOR, Washington, D. C. JEWETT, PROCTOR, k WORTHINOTON, ' Clove'nnd. Ohio. MOORE, ANDERSON, A CO.. Cincinnati, Jan. 2?ld3w Ohio. WANTED IN TOLUDO, OHIO, APARTNKK. who is * practical Druggist, and can bring a cash capital of from flvo to ton thousand dollars, to invest in a well established wholesale Drug House, at one of ibo best point* in the Western coun try for a large jobbing trade. It ia about four years sinos this house was first opened and ha* done a large and profitable buainrm from the start. I purchased and bare conducted the business for over two years, during which tin* tho trade has steadily increased from over fifty por cent, during the first year's business to one hundred aud fifty per cent the past year. And, with ray facilities for business. Western acquaintance. Ac , the trade can be made, with the additional capital required, to reach from one hundred to one bundrod and fifty thousand dollars annually. For further particulars, address the undersigned, as above. All letters of inquiry will meot with prompt attention. I. M ASH I. BY. Jan. 28?Idlw ON* TMUr?%ND AARNTs ? ANT?.I>. FINK chance for young men this winter. Address Not. S. M. J. OOOK. CrawfordsriUe, Ind. FARM NEAR WASHINGTON FOR SALR. THK subscriber offers for sale his Parin. situated about fire miles from W ashington, D C., in Prince (ieorge s county, Md. It contains 17t*4 acres, more than JU) of which is a fine allurial meadow, producing a ton-and a half of hay to tho acre, but which un der improred cultiratton would produce at least two tons. Haj sells in the Washington market at from $16 to $30 per ton. About four acres of tho place is a marsh, corered with sereral foet in thickness of blaek earth, the result of decayed vegetation, which, properly composted, is a source from which the up land may be enriched at a reasonable cost. About AO acres of tho farm is woodland?growth principally oak and chestnut. The land, exeopf the meadow, is undulating, and affords many boautlful sites for build ing. There are many springs of excellent water on the place, and it is noted for its healthfulness. The soil of the greater part of the upland is a sandr loam, underlaid by clay?in somo places, clay predomina ting. About 75 acres coald he dirided into small gar dening farms, giring nearly an equal quantity of wood and arable land to each. There is an orchard x?f 100 peach trees and AO apple troes on tho placo, all bear ing. The farm Is well fenced. The building# are?a log house of four rooms, with a frame addition of thrqp rooms, m meat-house of sun-dried briek, a log kitchen separate from the dwelling, a corn-house, stable, car riage-house, Ac. There is a stream of water running through tho place, with sufficient water and fall for a small mill. Price. $50 per acre. Terms?om third cash; a long credit for the residue, if desired; or, It would be exchanged for real ostate in the city of Washington. Address MARTIN BUKLL, Washington, D. C. Fifty acres, about half of which is wttodland, and which could be dirided into three gardening farms, with woodland and a beautiful building site to each, would be sold separately. Or, if preferred, I will sell the other part of the farm, on which are the buildings, orchard, and meadow, which cannot be conveniently dirided. MB. vitrmn and wnnmwo c*nn?. UPON the receipt of TWO DOLLARS, by mall, fhe subscriber will immediately forward, free of postage, a pack of fifty Visiting cards, with the name of the person v>riit*n upon thom in a style which re quires the closest examination to distinguish it from rttgraving Wtdding Cards, from four to fire dollars per pack of fifty Samples will be sent to persons by applying, postage paid, and enclosing a stamp Writ* the name plainly. Address WM A. RICHARDSON. Dee W- St Seventh street. Washington* D C. PRINTINU. BOOR and Pamphlet Printing executed by BUBIjL A BLANOHARD, Sixth street, Washington.