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LIST OK MEMBERS OPTHE MD CONGRESS. IBHATX. The Senate consists ot t?u Senator* from each Stale. Tliore arc thirty-one States, represented by nxty two Senators. Whigs, In Itiifir; Old Line Democrats, in Roman. Thane marked I D., Independent Democrat*; II., those elected as Union men; S. K , those elected n# Southern or State Rights men President' - ? David It. Atchison Secretary ? - Anbury Die kin*. Term expires. Term expires ai.aba.ua. MUMUiunrri. Bunj Fiir-patrick- - 18511 Stephen Adauis, ill.) I8;>7 0.0. Clay I Witt Vacancy IS j'.i ARKANSAS. Missouri. K W. Johnsou* ? ? 1855 David K. Atchison ? 1855 Win. K. Sebastian - 1859 lUnrg S. </7y<# - ? I85V CONNECTICUT. MW HAMPSHIRE. Trmnnn Smith - - 1855 Moses Norris. jr ? - 1855 Issue Toueoy ? ? ? 1857 Jared W. Williams? 1850 CAUruMIA. NKW YORK. William M. Gwiu - 1855 Wm. II. Seusird ? - 1855 John B. Wellor ? - 1857 Hum it tou l''itk - ? 1Nj7 DELAWARE. NKW JERSEY. James A. Bayard ? 1857 J. K. Thompson - - 1857 J,Jin. Si. Clapton - 18541 William Wright - ? 185V FLORIDA. NORTH CAROLINA. J ark son Morton - - 1865 (7t<orge E. Ilmlgrr - 1855 Stephen K. Mallory 1857 Vacancy 185V (1EORUIA. ouio. W. C. Dawson - - 1855 S. P. Chaso (I.D.) - 1855 Robert Toombs (U.) 185V Benjamin F. Wade 1857 INDIANA. PENNSYLVANIA. John Petit 1855 James Cooper - - - 1855 Jesse D. Bright - - 1857 Rich'd Brodhead,jr. 1857 ILLINOIS. KllOOK ISLAND. JaiueB Shields - - - 1855 Charles T. James - 1857 Stephen A. Douglas 185V Philip Allen ? - - - 186V IOWA. SOUTH CAROLINA. Augustus 0. Dodgo - 1855 A. P. Butler (8. K.) - 1855 George W. Jones - 185V Josiah J. Evans - - 185V KENTUCKY. TENNESSEE. Archibald Dixott - ? 1855 James C. Jour* - - 1857 John II. Thuuijto'i 185V John lie/l .... - 185V LOUISIANA. TEXAS. Johu Slidell .... 1855 Thomas J. Kusk ? - 1857 J. P. benjamin . . 185V Sam. Houston - - 185V MAI*"- VERMONT. Hannibal Hamlin ? 1857 Vacancy 1855 Vacanoy 185V Solomon Foot - - - 1857 MASSACHUSETTS. VIRGINIA. Chs. Sumner (I.D.) 1857 J. M. Mason (8. II.) 1857 Edward Everett - - 185V R. M. T. Hunter " 185V MARYLAND. WISCONSIN. James A. Pearre - - 1855 Isaac P. Walker - - 1855 Thomas G. Pratt - 1857 Henry Dodge - ? ? 1857 MICHIGAN. Lowis Cass 1857 Chas. 6. Stuart - ? - 185V * By Governor's appointment. Tho Legislature of Alabama will have two United States Senators to elect during the coming session HOUSE or REPRESENTATIVES. The House consists of two hundred and thirty-tour Members and five Territorial Dele gates, one new Territory having lately been formed, vis: Washington. Tho Delegates, however, have no vote. ALABAMA. Old Line Democrats.?Philip Philips, S. W. Harris, Win. R. Smith, George 8. Houghton, W. R. W. CobJames F. Dowdoll. Whig.?J Ames Abercrombie. ARKANSAS. Old Line Democrats.?A. B. Greenwood, E. A. Warren. CONNECTICUT. Old Line Democrats.?James T. Pratt, Colin M. Ingersoll, Nathan Beleher, Origen 8. Sey mour. CALIFORNIA. Old Line Democrats. ? J. A. MeDougnll Milton S. Latham. DELAWARE. Old Line Democrat.?George R. Riddle. FLORIDA. Old Line Democrat.?Augustus R. Maxwell. 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, Alex. H. Stephens. IOWA. Old Line Democrat.?Bernhardt Henn. Whig.?John P. Cook. INDIANA. Old Line Democrat*.?#. Miller, W. H. Eng lish, C. L. Dunham, James A. Lane, Tbos. A. Henrioks, John G. Davis, Daniel Maoe, Nor man Eddy, K. M. Chamberlain, Andrew J. Harlan. Whig.?Samuel W. Parker. ILLINOIS. Old Line Democrats.?John Wentworth, W. A. Riohardsoo, James Allen, William H. Bin sell, Willis Allen. whig*.?R. B. Washburne. J. C. Norton, James Knox, Richard Yates. KENTUCKY. Old Line Democrats.?\Ann Boyd, James S. Cbrisman, J. M. Elliott, J. C. Brockenridge. It. H. Stanton. Wktg*.? Benj. K. Gray, Presley F.wing, Clement S. Hill, Wm. Preehm, Leander M. Cos. LOUISIANA. Old Line Democrat*?Wm. Dunbar, John Perkins, jr. Wktg*.?Theodore G. Hunt, John B. Smith. MASSACHUSETTS. Old Line Democrat?Natbahiel P. Banks. Whig*.?Vjcmo Scudder, Samuel L Crocker, J. WHey Edmunds, Samuel H. Walley. Wil liam Apple ton, Charles W. I'pharo, Tappun Wentworth, Ed*ard Dickinson, John./,. Good rich . Independent Democrat.?Alex. Do Witt. MICHIGAN. Old Line Democrat*.?David Stuart, David A. Noble, Samuel Clark, Hestor L. Stephens. MAINE. Old Line Democrat*.?Moses McDonald, Sam Mi Mayalt, T. J. D. Fuller Whig*?K. Wilder Farley, Samuel P. Ben MB, Israel Wasblmrn. jr. MISSISSIPPI. Old Line Democrats. ? Daniel B. Wright, Wm S. Barry, O R. Singleton, Wiley P. Har ris, Wm. Barksdale. MARYLAND. Old Line Democrats.?Jacob Shower. Joshua Vansaot, Henry Majr Wm. T. Hamilton. Whig* ?John K. Franklin, A. R. Sotlers. MlKrtOURI Old Line Democrats. ? Thomas H. Benton, Alfred W. Lamb, John 8. Phelps. Whigs.?John G. Lindley, John G. Miller, Mordeoai Oliver, Sam. Caruthers. MINNESOTA. Old Line Democrat.?Henry M. Rioe. NEW YORK. Old Line Democrats.?J as. Maurioe, The W. Ommm Hiram Walbridge, Mike Walsh. William M. Tweed, John Wheeler, William A. Walker, Franois B. Cutting, Jared V. Peck, William Murray. T. R. Wsstbrook, Gilbert |W, Ruftts W. Peak ham, Charles Hughes. ^ T. JiWies, Perkias, Peter Row*, Daniel T. Jones, Andrew Oliver, John J. Taylor, George Hast inga Reuben K. Fen ton. Whigs?Kussel Sap, George A. Simmons, George W. Chase, 0 M Matteeon, Henry Ben l Edwin B. Morgan, David Carpenter, t. Flagler, Solomon G Haven, Benja tndtfendeni Democrat*?Genii Smith, Ca llblfH. NEW JERSEY. Old Lin* Democrat*.?Nathan T. Stmt ton, Ckartsa Sketton, Samaei Lilly, George Vrail. Whig?A. C. M. Pennington. HIW HAMPSHIRE Old Line Democrats ?George W. Kittredge, George W. Morrison, Harry Hibbard. NORTH CAROLINA. Old L;nc Democrats ?H. H Shaw, Thomas Infc Wm. S Aehf, Burton 8. Crtig, Tbamas Wkyp? Sion H Rogers, John K?rr, Rich NEW MEXICO. Old Line Democrat.?Jem Manuel Gallegos. OUIO. Old Line Democrats.?David T. Disney, M. H. i Nichols. Alfred P. Kdgerton, Andrew Ellison, Frederick VV. Green, Thomas I.. Ritchiof Kd s>n B. Old*. Wm. D. Lindsey, Harvey H John son, Wilson Shannon, George Bliss, Andrew Stuart. Whig*.?John Soott Harrison, Aaron Har lan, Mones B. Corwin, John L. Taylor, W. B. Sapp, Kdward Ball. /ihUpendent Democrat*.?L. D. Campbell, Kdward Wade, J. R. (lidding*. OREGON. Old Line Democrat.?Joseph Lane. PENNSYLVANIA. Old Line Dt mocrats ??T. B. Florence, J. Rob ins, jr., Wm. H. Witte, John McNair, Samuel A. Bridges, Henry A. Muhlenberg, Christian W. Straub, H. B. Wright, A?a Packer. Ga lusha A. Grow, James Gamble, Wm. H. Kurt'/., Augustus Drum, John I<. Dawson, Michael C. Trout, Carlton B. Curtis. Whigs.?Joseph R. Chandler, William Rver hart, Isaac E. Heister, Ner Middleswarth, Samuel L Ruesel, John MoColloch, David Ritchio, Thomas M. Howe, John Diok. RHODE ISLAND. Old Line Democrats.?Thomas Davis, Ben jamin B. Thurston. SOUTH CAROLINA, State Rights Democrats.?John McQueen, William Aikon, L. M. Keitt, P. S. Brooks, Jas. L. Orr, W. W. Boyce. TENNESSEE. Old Line Democrats?Brookius Campbell, (deceased.) Wm. M. Church well, Samuel A. Smith. Geo. W. Jones, Frederick P. Stanton. Whig*.?William Cullom. Charles Ready, R. M. Bugg, Felix K. Zollikoffer, Emerson Ktheridgo. TEXAS. Old Line Democrats.?Geo. Y. Smyth, Peter H. Bell. UTAII. Old Line Democrat.?John M. Bernhisel. VIRGINIA. Old Line Democrats.?T. H. Bayly, J. M. Mill son, John 3. Caskie, William O. Goode, Thoa. 8. Bocock, Paulus Powell, William Smith, Charles J. Faulkner, H. A. Edmondson, John Letcher, Z. Kid well, J. F, Snodgrass, Fayette McMullen. VERMONT. Whigs.?James Meaoham, Andrew Tracy, Alvah Sabin. WISCONSIN. Old Line Democrats.?Daniel Wells, jr., B. C. Eastman, John B. Macy. INDEPENDENT DEMOCRATIC PLATFORM. ADOPTED AT PITTSBURGH, AUGUST 12, 1852. Having assembled in National Conven- I 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 hding in the intelligence, patriotism, and the discriminating justice of the American people ; putting our trust in God for the triumph of our cause, aud invoking his guidance in our endeavors to advance it, we now submit to the candid 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, and the pursuit of happiness, with which they wore endowed by their Creator, and of which none can be deprived by valid legis lation, except for crime. H. That the true mission of Americau 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. " . ,at tl,ft Federal Government is one of limited powers, derived solely from the Constitution ; and the grants of power ?here.,, oughllo be .tried, construed by all the departments and agents of the Gov ernment, and it is inexpedient and dan gerous to exercise doubtful constitutional powers. _ *V- T,,at the Constitution of the United States, ordained to fbrm a more perfect union, to establish justice', and secure the blessings of J.herty, expressly denies to the (veneral Government all powt* to de prive any person of life, liberty, or prop l,roce?* o' law; and, therefore, the Government, having no more power to make a slave than to make a king, and no more power Co establish sla very than to establish mctoarchv, should at once proceed to relieve itself "from all re sponsibility for the existence of slavery wherever il possesses constitutional power to legislate lor its extinction. V. That, to the persevering and impor tunate demands of the Slave Power for more slave States, 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 ami a crime against man, which no human enactment nor usage can make right; and that Christianity, humanity, and patriotism, alike demand its abolition. VIJ. That the fugitive Slave Act of 18/)0 M repugnant to the Constitution, to the principles of the common law, to the spirit of Christianity, and to the senti ments of the civilized world. We there fore deny its binding force upon the American People, and demand its imme diate and total repeal. V III. That the doctrine that any human law is a finality, and not subject to modi- ' ?r T^1, " not in ?cc?rd*nce with the creed of the founders of onr Gov ernment, and is dangerous to the liberties of the people. IX. That the acts of Congress known as the Compromise Measures of 1850, by making the admission of a sovereign State contingent upon the adoption of other measure* 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 ?ate under menace, m an inducement to 1 the relinquishment of a groundless claim, I and by their invasion of the sovereignty \ of the States and the liberties of the peo? pie, through the enactmeut of an unjust, oppressive, aud unconstitutional ugitive Slave Law, are proved to be inconsistent with all the principles aud maxims ol De mocracy, and wholly inadequate to the settlement of the questions of which they are claimed to be an adjustment. X. That no permanent settlement ot the Slavery question can be looked lor, except in the practical recognition ol 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 * reedom; and by leaving to tlve 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 lite, the right of all men 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 granted in limited quanti ties, free of cost, to landless XIII. That a due regard for the federal Constitution, and sound administrative policy, demand that the funds ol the Gen eral Government be kept separate from banking institutions; that inland and 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 ol 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 Siates, 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 trom 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 to 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 interference 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, and 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 l*? fore the Supreme Court of the United States, to test the legality of such pro ceedings, is a flagrant violation of the Constitution, and an invasion of the rights of the citizens of otther States, utterly in consistent with the professions made 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 bet ween 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 nnrty is not organized to aid either the Whig or Democratic wing of the great Slave Com promise party ol 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 tlie 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 Mew, 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, ns a candidate for the office of President of the United States, Johw P. Hale, of New Hampshire, and as a candidate for the office of Vice President of the United Siates, Georc.e W. Julian, of Indiana, and earnestly commends them to the sup port of all freemen and parties. AIITWILAVBRY WORKS POR SALS AT THIS OP PICK, BT LEWIS CLRPIfANR. Life of Iim? T. Hopper?price $1.36, postage 21 ccnto. Uncle Ton'* Cabin?priee *74 cento, postage 11 oeaU? Ire eopfta for $2, pottage paid. ITsole Tom't Cabin in German?price 60 Mate, port age II cento. Key to Unele Tom'i Cabin?price M> cento, pottage II eento. White Slavery In the Barbery Statea, by Hon. Charles Sumner?priee M oento, pottage IS tenia Giddings'a Speeehee, one volume 12mt?price $1, pott aft 1ft atnlt. Goodell'a American Slave Code?priee ft ctnta, poat agt 18 CtBtt. Man at I Perelra? price tn cloth 71 cento, pottage If MMto; In paper M cento, pottage 10 etnto. Addnse LBWTS OLKPHANB, National Bra Oflot. THE DEMOCRATIC PLATFORM. ADOPTED AT BALTIMORE, JUNE 1, 1851 I. Resolved, That the American Democ racy place their trust in the intelligence, the patriotism, and the discriminating jus tice of the Americau 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 iu 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 ol the con stituent, and which conceives no impos ture too monstrous for the public cre dulity. III. Resolved, 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 of 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 dangerous to exercise doubtful 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 forlml 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 foreigli aggression. 5. That it is the duty of every branch ol 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 hostilitjy to the bests interests of the country, dan gerous to our republican institutions a nil the liberties of the people, and calculate^ 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 lies 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 of the Government from banking institu tions is indispensable for the safety of the funds of the Government and the rights ol the people. ... . j 8. That the liberal principles embodied by Jefferson in the Declaration of Inde pendence, and sanctioned in the Consti tution, 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 evefy 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 probity 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 tq the most alarming and dangerous conse quences ; and that all such efforts h%ve an inevitable tendency to diminish the happi ness of the people and endanger the sta bility and permanency of the Union, and ought not to be countenanced by any friend of our political institutions. IV. Rrsohed, That the foregoing prop osition covers and was intended to em brace the whole subject of slavery agitation in Congress; and therefore the Demo cratic party of the Union, standing on this national platform, will abide by and adhere, to a faithful execution of the acts known as the Compromise measures settled by the; last Congress, " the act for reclaiming fu gitives from service or labor," included ;, wiiich act, being designed to carry out an express provision of the ( onstitution, can not with fidelity thereto be repealed or so changed as to destroy or impair its effi 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. Resobed, That the proceeds of the public lands ought to be sacredly applied to the national objects specified in the Constitution; and that we are opposed to any law for the distribution of such pro ceed* among the States, as alike inexpe dient in policy and repugnant to the Con stitution. , .... VII. Resobed, That we are decidedly opposed to taking from the President the, qualified veto power, by which he is ena bled, under restrictions and responsibdities amply sufficient to guard the public inter est, 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 be obtained thereon, and which has saved the Americau 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 down in 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 politicaj 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 AYnerican citizen 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 relation with our sister Republic of Mex ico, and earnestly desire for her all the blessings and prosperity which we enjoy under republican institutions; and we congratulate the Americau 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 maiutain the rights of every State, and thereby the Uuion of the States, and to sustain and advance among us constitutional liberty, by continuing to resist all monopolies and 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 capacity of this great and progressive people. THE WHIG PLATFORM. ADOPTED AT BALTIMORE, JUNE 8, 1851 The Whigs of the United States, in Convention 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 ail 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 : I. The Government 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 the States respectively and 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 warmest sympathy of 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 |?eople make and control the Government, they should ol?ey its constitution, laws, and treaties, as they would retain their self-respect, and the re spect which they claim am! will enforce from foreign powers. V. Government should l?e conducted upon principles of the strictest economy, and revenue sufficient for the expenses thereof, in time of peace, ought to l?e mainly derived from a duty on imports, ami 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 all portions of the coun try. VI. The Constitution vests in Congress 'he power to open and repair harbors, and remove obstructions from navigable rivers; and it is expedient that Congress shall ex ercise that power whenever tuch improve ments are necesmry for the common defence or for thr proteciion and facility of com merce with foreign nations or among the States ; such improvements being, in every instance, national and general in their character. VII. The Federal and State Govern ments are parts of one system, alike ne cessary for the common prosperity, peace, ; and security, and ought to be regarded alike with a cordial, habitual, and immova ble attachment. Respect for the authority of each, and acquiescence in the constitu tirtnal measures of each, are duties re quired by I lie 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,) are received and acquiesced in by the Whigs of the United States as a final set tlement, in principle and substance, of the subjects to which they relate; and so far aa these acts are concerned, we will main tain them, and insist on their strict en forcement, until time and experience shall demonstrate the necessity oi further legis lation to guard against the evasion of the laws on the one hand, and the abuse ol their powers on the other, not impairing their present efficiency to carry out the requirements of the Constitution ! ami w' dcprecate 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 MI., President of Ike 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, Mr.; A. Wllley ; $2 per annum. Ind. Democrat, Concord, N. H.; G. G. Fogg; $2. New*, Keene, N. 11,; 8. Woodward; ?1.2S7 Democrat, Manchester, N. 11.; J. 11. Gooilale; $1.?*0. Messenger, Portsmouth, N. II.; T. J. Whittam; $1. Freeman, Montpelier, Vt.; 1). P. Thompson; $2. Observer, Morrisville, Vt.; J. A. Soraaruy; $1.25. Telegraph, Springfield, Vt.; L. T. Guernsey; $1.75. Democrat, Brattleboroiigh, Vt.; W. Nlohols; $1.50. Brandon Post, Brandon, Vt.; P. Welch; $1. Courier, Burlington, Vt; G. C. Samson, $1.50. Commonwealth. Boston, Ms.; J. I). Baldwin ; daily $5, weekly $2. Sentinel, North Adams, Ms.; "A. I). Brock; $1.50. Aiuerioan, Lowell, Ms.; W. S. Robinson; tri-week.; $1. News, Fitchburg, Mass.; R. F. Rollins; $1.50. Essex County Freeman, Salem, Ms.; J. Emmell; semi-weekly, $3.60. Republican, Greenfield, Ms. Spy, Worcester, Ms.; J. M. Earle; $2. Standard, New Bedford, Ms. Courier, Northampton, Ms. Gasette, Dedhaiu, Ms.; Henry 0. Hildreth; $2. Democrat, Dedham, Ms.; E. G. Robinson ; $2. Sentinel, Lawrence, Ms.; John Ryan A Co.; $2. Rhode Island Freeman, Providence, R. I."; Crawford A Harris; $1. Republican, Hartford, Ct.; Bartlett A Hawley; $2. Herald, Ellington, N. Y.; A. S. Brown. Evening Chronicle, Syracuse, N. Y.; H. R. Raymond daily $3, weokly $1.50. Spirit of the Age, Norwich, N. Y.; J. D. Lawyer; $1. Wyoming Co. Mirror, Warsaw, N. V.; A. Holley ; $2 Telegraph, Oneida, N. Y.; D. H. Frost; $1.25. Banner of the Times, De Ruyter, N. Y. Free Press. Wellsville, N. Y.j A.N.Cole; $1.50. Frederick Douglass' Paper, Rochester, N. Y.; Fred erick Douglass; $2. Free Press, Gouverneur, New York; Mitchell A Hul bert; $1. Herald, Jamestown, N. Y. Carson League, Syracuse, N. Y.; J. Thomas; $1.50 American Banner, Cherry Valley, Pa.; Jonh B. King Courier, Coneantville, Pa.; G. W. Brown. Olive Branch, Norristown, Pa.; Joseph Moyer; $1. Saturday Visiter, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Jane G. A William Swisshelm; $1.50. Freeman, Mercer, Pa.; W. T. Clark; $1.50. Weekly Crescent, Erie, Pa.; Caughey A McCreary; $1.50. The People's Journal, Coudersport, Potter county, Pa.; Donga!), Mann A Haskell; $1.50. Dispatch, Pittsburg, Pa.; Foster A Fleeson; daily $3, weekly $1. . Clarion of Freedom, Indiana, Pa.; Moorhead A Me Claran ; $1. Die Frie Press, Philadelphia, Pa.; F. W. Thomas; dai ly, $3. Homestead Journal, Salem, 0.; A. Hinksman; $1.50. Christian Press, Cincinnati, 0.; $2. ? True Democrat, Cleveland, 0.; Thomas Brown; dai ly $6, weekly $2. Ashtabula Sentinel, Jefferson and Ashtabula, 0.; W. C.Howell; $2. Mahoning Free Democrat, Youngstown, 0.; M. Cullo tan; $1.50. Commercial, Cleveland, O.; n. M.Addison; $1.50. Journal, Wellington, 0.; George Brewster; $1.60. Western Reserve Chronicle, Warren, 0.; E. 0. How ard; $2. Telegraph, Painsville, 0.; Gray A Doolittle ; $2. Ohio Times, Mount Vernon, O.; Chapman A Thrall; $1.60. Independent Democrat, Elyria, 0.; Philemon Bliss; Columbian, Columbas, 0.; L. L. Rioe. Free Democrat, Chardon, O.; J. S. Wright; $1. Star, Ravenna, 0.; Lyman W. Hall; $1.60. Herald of Freedom, Wilmington, O.; J. W. Chaffin ; $1.60. True Republican, Greenfield, O. Williams Democrat, West Unity, 0.; Wm. A Hunter Free Democrat. Detroit, Mich.; S. H. Baker; dail} $5, weekly $1. Free Democrat, Indianapolis, Ind.; R. Vaile; $1 50 Western Citisen, Chicago, III.; Z.C. Eastman; doilj and weekly. Journal, Sparta, III.; I. 8. Conlter; $1.25. Western Freeman, Ualesburg, III.; W. J. Lan?; $2 Standard, Freeport, III. Free Democrat, Waukesha, Wis.; 8. M. Booth; dai ly $4, weekly $2. ?Telegraph, Kenosha. Wis.; Shole* A Frank; $2. Free Press, Janesville. Wis.; Joseph Baker; $1.50 Free Press, Sheboygan Falls, Wis.; J. A. Smith; $2 Advocate, Racine, Wis.; 0.Clements; $2. Kentucky News, New]*>rt, Ky.; W. 8. Bailey; $1. True Democrat, Mount Pleasant, Iowa; J. W. Ilowe; $150. Der Deraokrat, Davenport, Iowa; Th. Gulich; $2 Pacific Statesman, San Francisco, Cal.; J. H. Punly Der National Demokrat. Washington, D. C.; Fred. Schmidt, editor; Buell 4 lllanchard, publishers, $2 ANTI-SLAVERY PRESS. Liberator, Boston, Ms.; Wm. Lloyd Garrison; $2.50. Pennsylvania Freeman, Philadelphia, Pa.; C. M. Bur teigh; $2. National Anti-Slavery Standard. New York, N. Y.; 8. H. Gay A E. Quinoy; $2. ? Anti-Slavery Bugle, Salem, 0.; M. R. Robinson ; $1.50 Voiee of the Fugitive. BlIKLI. A BLANCHARD, WASHINGTON, D. C km now ready for delivery SANIJRL PKRK1RA; O*. THX BOVKSKIOH BULK OP BOOTH CAROLINA WITH Viewi of Southern Law, Lift, anrl Hospitality. Written in Charleston, B. 0., by P. 0. Adam*. THK above work forma a beautiful I lino volume o> orer .100 page*, tin*11 pica Price?in paper, &? cent* j mualin, 75 centa. The naual discount to tb< Trad*. Order* loiioited. Copie* sent by nail, pre paid, any distance under 3,000 milea, fur 61 centa. The above work ia a delineation of tbe acenei an inoidenta connected with the iranriaoument, in 18&S of Mannel Pereira, ateward of the Britiah brig Jan ?on, in the jail of Charleaton, B. 0. The following notice of thin work ia copied from th National Rra of February 17: "The above ia the title of a work now in preea founded upon that infamoua statute of South Carolina by wbieb her citiaena claim a right to imprison rofmn twmrn, of all nationa, and even thoee caat upon tbeii ahorea in diatreaa We have peruaed the book in ail vance of Ita publication, and (ln<l that it givea a life like picture of Pereira, tbe venae! in wblch he aailed the atorma a he enoountered, and her wrecked condltiot when brought into the port of Charleaton, 8. 0. j to gether with the imprisonment of Pereira, aeveral aea men belonging to the New Kngland State*, and tw. French teamen ; tbe prieon regimen, character of th. Charleeton police, and the mendacity of certain offl ciaia, who make the law a medium of peculation. Th. work ia replete with Inoidenta of Southern life an* character, pointing Sontheraera to the thing* that call for correction a* their own handa, with a force thai cannot be mtetaken. Tbe work ia written by one wh< baa taken a prominent part in the affaira of the Bquth and cannot Ml to intereat alike the general reader commenlal man, and philantbropiat." The above work can be obtained, at wboleaab price*, from Joh* P. Jkwktt A Co., Boaton, Maaa., Bunviua J. Hates, 48 Beekman at., New York, Willis P. Hazard, Philadelphia, And from tbe publiahetv, BITRLL A BLANCHARD. Waahlngton. D 0 ^sssrr PAMPHLBT PRINTING neatly exeoatod by BURLL A BLANCHARD, Sixth atreet. acutb of Pennaylvania evens* CAVEAJS. People's Fatmt OrncK, Na*tuu *t., N. Y. 1 N VENTORS and ethers desiring to apply for Ca A veats are informed that oil the necetmury drawing* and papers are prepared by the ut.dersigiitd with I ho utmost disoateh, and on the most moderate terms. All other Putent business promptly attended U). Porsoaa wishing f. r information or advice relative to PatonM or Invention* may at all time* consult the undermined without charge, either iMirnonallv at his office, or by letter. ALFRED K. UKAt'H Fob. S. Solicitor of Patents, 80 Nassau at', N. Y. ORANVILLE I1HRMAKV ANU WAT E It CURK. THIS Institution ho* boon in successful operation threo years, and its proprietor, having dovotod twenty fivo years to the management of the sick is now enabled to judiciously select, and skillfully ap. ply, such curative agencies as are best aduptod to each case. Female diseases, in all their forms, re ceive particular attention; and tboso even who have been confined to their beds from one to twenty years, with spinal, uterine, or anomalous disease, are assur ed that there is still hone for them We especially invito 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 $t'> to fl 2 per week, aecorduiy to helplessness or the uuitMint of care required. Address W. W. BANCROFT, M. !>., Doc. 2tf. Granville, Licking co., Ohio. CARD. THE ,ub?criber is prepared to Lecture, the present X season, on the new mothod of Building, with the gravel wall, in the Octagon and Hexagonal forms. Address I. II. STEARNS, ?,an' *? Abington, Mass. THE OHIO ? ARM Eft FOR 1*34. THIS elegant and popular Weekly Agricultural ramily Newspaper will commence its third vol ume on the 1st of January, 1854. It will be lllnstra ted with numerous engravings of Domestic Animals, rarm iiutidings, Farm Implements, Trees, Shrubs, and all the important affairs couneeied with JJorti! culture. Agriculture, and Stock, Each number will contain, besides Foreign and Domestic News, selections from the most interesting I ublications of the day, Stories, Wit, History, Biog raphy, Poetry, Essays on various subjects, Market Reports of Cleveland, New York, Cincinnati, Ac. In short, nothing will be left undoue which may be thought necessary to render " The Ohio Farmer " the best Family Paper for the Farmer, (lardener. Me ii TCi J.. nu Br?eder'that published in the I nitod States, lhat the circulation may be general, we have msde tho terms low. Tnms -One copy, $2; three copies, $5; five cop les. *8; ten oopies, $15; twenty copies, $25; and at the same rate for six months. Address THOMAS BROWN. Proprietor, Cleveland, Ohio. Editors friendly to our enterprise, who will oopy the above advertisement, and send a paper marked to us shall have the Farmer the comilL year, with or without an exchange. Dec. 22--4t A VOLUME FOR THE HOUSEHOLD. PUBLISHED BY WILLIS P. HAZARD, 178 Chos X not street, above Seventh, Philadelphia. COOKERY AS IT SHOULD BE iintrj?am,al.of l.h? dining-room and kitchen, con taining original reoipes in every branch of cookery domestic leverages, food for invalids, pickling, Ac! Together with bili of fare for every day in the yenr rules for carv ng, Ac , by ? Practical Lusek and pupil of Mrs Goodfellow. With appropriate Il lustrations. 12mo, cloth or half-hound, 75 conts. K "5 lt,ahoJulLd ba ? Ah' w'?. ^at s a pretty a d"blous one' to?. ?*claims another, tor 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 eould be, but what it ZAJSW" t?1L" yOU what * be and bow to make it so; and in short, plain, practical, and simple rules, such as the result of a long and eonstant lv aotive 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 * kof?1 wUI if*1" ample testimony to the ex cellent qualities of the many good things she daily sets before them, prepared under her own superin ^ forth rU,e'' f?r mftkinK which "he herein The reoipea of the world-renowned Mrs. Goodfel yZ'J? ?ak*"' ^*7' and sweetmeats, are now for the first time collected together for the benefit of all who desire to be good housekeepers s?wu uook B,,ok??w*i ">th# p?b. i5? 1 , t7which has been prepared, and the publisher invites all housekeepers^ purchase it and ' M*1,,conlldtnt**will recommend it ^,7' fnend? "the only practical Cook Book of h'T can make dai,J at* ia a" their household duUw- Jan. 21. A *** 9"* BOOR, l?y J. B. WoObBrHV, Author of " DnJrtrma," Mr. THtf.M?h^M?I^WLKK BOOK; or- f<* x. toe Million, in threo parts. .i|Part.J comprising the largest number of choice STpteSST ' ^ Opera Choruses, Ao., n B?n,l^ting of Sacred Anthems, Choruses, ' for M'M' societies and concerts. - . i nfOI,taining most of tho old popular Conti nental Psalm tunes. Making the most complete col lection, in all iti features, ever published For sale by ?ANCfc TAYLOR, Washington. D. C. ' JEWETT, PROCTOR, A WORTHINUTON, J K?,8, ANI)KRSON- * CO..ctnceinnii!'hi0 Jan. 2-ld3w Ohio. WANTED in TOLEDO, OHIO, A PARTNER who is a practical Druggist, and can bring a cash capital of from five to ten thousand anuars, to invest in a woll established wholesale Drug House, at one of the best points in the Weotern coun try for a large Jobbing trade. It is about four years since tbis house was first has done a large and profiublo business rroui the Hart. I purchased and have conducted the business for over two years, during which t.me the trade has steadily increa?cd from over fifty per cent during the first year s business to one hundred and fifty per cent. Me past year. And, with my feciKUee for business, Western acquaintance. Ac , the trade can be made, with the additional capital required to reach from one hundred to one hundred and fifty thousand dollars annually. For farther particulars, address the undersigned as above. All letters of inquiry will meot with nronpt "l^-ldlw imash^v." ONE THiH'ft tlND AOEKTV \t tNTtfl. FINE chance for young men this winter. Address Noy. I. M J. COOK. Crnwfordsyille, Ind. FARftf NEAR WASHINGTON FOR SALE. Tllit xuhfwriUor offers for *ule hi* Kami. niton led about fire mile." from Washington. D C., in Prince Oeom'i county, Mil. It contain* 178| aoro*. mora than 30 of which in a lino allnrial meadow. inducing a ton and a half of hay to Ihc acre, bnt which an dor improved cultivation would produce at leaat two ton*. Hay ?ell* in the Washington market at faun $16 to $30 per ton. About four acre* of the place is a marnh, covered with several foot in thick noun of black earth, the rc*ult of decayed vegetation, whish, Eoperly composted, i* a *ourc? from which the up M may bo enriched at a ren*onahle co*t. About ?0 acre* of the farm i* woodland?growth principally oak and chestnut. The land, exccpt the meadow, is undulating. and affords many bonutifbl siten for build ing.^Thore are many springs of excellent water on the place, and it is rioted for He hoalthfttlnos* The noil of the greater part of the npland i* a rnndr loam, underlaid by clay ?in *oine place*, clny preJomina ting. About 76 acre* could bo divided intoMmall gar ?loning farm*, giving nearly an oqual quantity of wood ami arable land to oach. There i* an orchnrd of 16(1 I teach troo* and ?<> apple troe* on the place, all boar ing. The farm la well (Wod. The building* are- a log In,iin<> of four room*, with a frame addition of three room*, a meat-house of *un-dried brick, a log kitchcn separate from the dwelling, a corn-hou?e, *tahle, car riaga-hou*e, Ac. There i* a *tream of water rnnalng through the place, with sufficient water and fall for a ?mall mill. Price, $60 per acre. Term*?one-third eaah; a long credit tor the residue, if do*irwd; or, it would be exchanged for real estate in the city ot Wa*hington. Address MARTIN BI'KLL, Washington, D. 0. Fifty acres, about half of which I* woodland, and which oould be divided into three gardening tains, with woodland and a beantiftil building site to each, would be sold Separately. Or, if preferred, I will aell the other part of the farm, on whicn are the buildings, orchard, and meadow, which cannot be conveniently divided. M R. viurna and wrdimrm (iahih. UPON the reeolpt of TWO DOLLARS, by mall, the rabacribar will immediately forward, free of pontage, a pack of fifty Visiting card*, with the name of the pn*on written upon them in a *tyle which re quire* tha eloaa*t examination to distinguish it from engraving. Wrdding Carda, from four to five dollar* per pack of fifty. Sample* will be sent to person* by applying, postage paid, and enclosing a stamp Write the name plainly. Address WM A RICHARDSON, Dec M?St Seventh street. Wa*hington, D. 0. PRINTING. BOOR and Pamphlet Printing execntod by Bl'KLL k BLANC HARD, Sixth street, Washington.