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LIST OF MEMBERS OFTHEIID CONGRESS. SISATS. The S?uaU consists ol two Senators from each ?tate There are thirty-one Stato*, reprmented l.y sixty two Senators. Whigs, in Jtahr; Old Jane Democrats, in Roman. iho-? uiarkeil l l>., Independent Democrat*, I'., those elected as Union men; 8. H , tho?o elected as Southern or State Rights men President David K. Atchison Secretary ? ? Anbury Dickins. l'rri/l t.tfurn. Term r.tjnifs ALABAMA. MIHSISMIM'I. Buuj Kiupatrii'k - ? 186fl Stephen Adams. (U.) 1857 C . 0 Clay ..... 1m59 Vacancy I Hill Alt KANSAS. MISSOURI. R W. Johnson* - ? 1855 David R. AU-hinon . 1855 Win. K. Sebastian - 1859 Henry S. Gryee - - 1859 CONNECTICUT. NEW HAMPSHIRE. Truman Smith - ? 1855 Moses Norris, jr - - 1865 Isaac Toueey - - ? 1857 Jared W. Williams - 185H California. new yukk. William M. (1 win - 1855 Wm. 11. Smtnd - - 1855 John B. Weller . . 1857 Hamilton Fitk - - 1857 DELAWARE. NEW JERSEY. Jauiua A. bayard - 1857 J. R. Thompson ? -.1857 Johu. M. Clayton ? 185V William Wright - - 1859 KI.ORIDA. NORTII CAROLINA. Jack ton Morton - . 1855 George E. Badger - 1855 Stephen R. Mullory 1857 Vacancy I Mail GEORUIA. OU10. IK. C. Lktwuon . - 1855 S. P. Chaso (I. D.) - 1855 Robert Toombs (U.) 1859 Benjamin F. Wu<U 1857 I INDIANA. PENNSYLVANIA. 1 John Petit ..... 1855 J a met Coopti ... 1855 J oswu D. Bright - - 1857 Rich'dBrodhead.jr. 1857 ? ILLINOIS. RHODE ISLAND. James Shields ? - - 1855 Charted T. Jam en - 1857 Stephen A. Douglas 1859 Philip Allen .... I85U IOWA. SOUTH CAROLINA. I Augustus C. Dodgu - 1855 A. P. Butler (S. R.) - 1855 George W. Jones . 185V Jomah J. Erans - - 1859 I KENTUCKY. TENNESSEE. Archibald Ihson - - 1855 Jumei C. Jonet ? - 1857 I John B. Thompson 1859 John Bell 18511 | LOUISIANA. TEXAS. John Slidoll .... 1855 Thomas J. Rusk - - 1857 I J. P. Benjamin . . 1869 8am. Houston - - 185V . VERMONT. Hannibal Hamlin ? 1857 Vacancy 1855 Vacancy ...... 1859 Solomon Foot ... 1857 MASSACHUSETTS. VIRGINIA. Chs. Sumner (I. D.) 1867 J. M. Mason (8. R.) 1857 Edward EvettUl - - 1859 R. M. T. Hunter " 1859 MARYLAND. WISCONSIN. -lain** A. Pearee - - 1855 Isaac P. Walker - - 1855 Thomas G. Pratt - 1857 Henry Dodge ... 1857 MICHIGAN. Lewis Cass ..... 1857 Chas. E. Stuart - - - 1859 * Bv Governor's appointment. The Legislature of Alabama will have two Uuitsd States Senators to sleet during the coming session HOUSE OF REPRESXATATTVE8. The House consists of two hundred and thirty-lour Members and five Territorial Dele gates, one new Territory baring lately been farmed, ris: Washington. The Delegate*, however, have no vote. ALABAMA. Old Line Democrats.?Philip Philips, S. W. Harris, Wm. R. Smith, George S. Houghton, W. R. W. Cobb, James F. Dowdell. Wkig.?James Abercrotubie. ARKANSAS. Old Line Democrats.?A. B. Greenwood, ?. A. Warren. CONNECTICUT. Old Litu Democrats?James T. Pratt Colin M. lngersoll, Nathan Heloher, Origen S. Sev mour. CALIFORNIA. Old Line Democrats. ? }. A. McDouKaU Milton 8. Latham. DELAWARE. Old Line Democrat.?George R. Riddle. FLORIDA. Old Line Democrat.?Augustus K. Maxwell. GEORGIA. Old Line Democrata.?J. L.-Seward, A. H. Colquit, David J. Bailey, Wm. B W. Bent, K. W. Cbaetain. Juuiua Htllysr. Wktgs.?David A. Reese, Ale*. H. Stephens. ' IOWA. Old Ltne Denu^crat ?Bernhardt Henn. ?John P. Cook. INDIANA Old Line Democrats?S. Miller, W. H. Kug lieh, C. L. Dunham, James A. Lane, Thus. A. Henrietta, Johu G. Davis, Daniel Maee, Nor man Mdy, E. M. Chamberlain, Andrew J. I Harlan. Whig.?Samuel W. Parker. ? ILLINOIS. Old Line Democrats.?John Went worth W. A. Riehardson, James Allen, William H.' Bi* sell, Willis Allen. Wkirs.?K. B. Washburne, J. C. Norton, James Knox, Riehard Yates. KENTUCKY. Old Line Democrats.?Lino Boyd, James S Chrieman, J. M. Rlliott, J. C. Breokeuridce, B. H. Stanton Whigs?Beoj. K. Gray, Presley Kwing. Clt-uwiii S Hill, Wm. Preston, Leander iff! Cox. LOUISIANA. Old Line Democrats?Wm Dunbar, Johu Psrku*, jr. IFAtgt.?Theodore G. Hunt, John B. Smith. MASSACHUSETTS. Old Line Democrat ? Nathahiel P. Banks , r,Zan?JScwddwr' L Cnn^ker, J. Wilay Kdmundfi, Samuel H. Walley, Wil liam Appleton t buries Hf. Cpham, Tanpan Weotworth. Kdward Dickinson, John Z. Good rieh Independent Democrat ? Alex. De Witt. MICHIGAN. Old Ltne Democrats.?David Stuart. David A. Noble, Sainurl Clark, Hector L. Stephen*. MAIN*. Old Line Democrats?Moeea Mo Donald, Sam uel May all, T. J. D. Fuller. Wktgs ? K. Wilder Parley, Samuel P. B?n- j ooo, Israel Weehtmrn, jr. MISSISSIPPI Old Line Democrats. ?- Daniel B. Wright. Wan H. Barry, O K. Singleton, Wiley P. Har- I siis, Wm. Barksdale. MARYLAND. Old Line Democrats.?Jacob Shower, Joshua Vsmisnt, Henry May, Wm. T. Hamilton. Wktgt ?John R. Franklin, A. R. Sol lent ' MISSOURI. Old Lime Democrats. ? Thomas H. Benton, Alfred W. (<amb, John S. Phelps. Wkigt.-?John G. Ltndlsy. John Q. Miller, ; Mordeeai Other, Baa. Cariithm MINNESOTA Old Line Demmrat.?Henry M. Rioe. NRW YORK. Old Lime Democrats.?J as. Maurioe. The W. , Camming, Hiram Walbridge, Mike Walsh William M. Tweed, John Wheeler, William A Walker, Fraaois B. Catting, Jared V, Peck, WiUiam Murray, T. R. Westbrook, GUbert Dean, Koto* W. Peek ham, Charles Hagbes, Bishop Perkins. Peter Rowe, Daniel T. Jones, AiiNw Oliver, John J. Taylor, Goorge Haet iag*. Reaben K Pen too. IFfcffc?Raeml Sage, George A. Simmons, fl?rgl W. Chase, 0.1. Matteeon, Henry Bea ?stt, Kdwia B Morgan, David Carpenter, Thomas P. Placer, Solomon 6. Haven, B*ma ?9MI Pringle independent Democrats.?Gerrit Smith, Ca M Lyon NRW JRRSKY. Old Lint Democrats.T Btratton, Ch arise Skelton, H? >st Lilly, George Vraii. Wkig ? A C. M Pennington. nrw jumraitmi. OmUni W. Kittredge, George W. Morrison, Harry Hibbard NORTH CAROLINA mg Lim DenmraH.-+4&. H Shaw, Thomas RoAa Wm. 9. Aabs, Barton 8. Crsig, Thomas I*. Chagman Wki*<? Sis* H Rogers, John lerr, Rich mi C rmjm NEW MEXICO. Old Line Democrat.?Jose Manuel Gallegos. OHIO. Old Line Democrats.?David T. Disney. M. H. Nichols, Alfred P. Kdgerton, Andrew KUison, Frederick W. Green, Thomas L. Ritchie. Kd *son B. Olds, Wm. D. Lindsey, Harvey H.John Hon, Wilson Shannon, George Bliss. Andrew Stuart. Whigs.?John Soott Harrison, Aaron Har lan, Moses B. Corwin, John L. Taylor, W. K. Sapp, Kdward 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 ins, jr., Wm. H. Witte, John MoNair, Samuel A. Bridged, Henry A. Muhlenberg, Christian W. Straub, H. B. Wright, Asa Packer, Ga lusha A. Grow, James Gamble, Wm. H. Kurtz. Augustus Dram, John L. Dawson, Michael C. Trout, Carlton B. Curtis. Whigs.?Joseph R. Chandler, William Kver hart, Issac K. Heister, Ner Middleswarth, Samuel L. Russel, John MoCollooh, David Ritchie, Thomas M. Howe, John Dick. RHODE ISLAND. Old Line Democrats.?Thomas Davis, Ben jamin B. Thurston. SOUTH CAROLINA. State Rights Democrats.?John McQueen, William Aiken, L. M. Keitt, P. S. Brooks, Jus. L. Orr, W. W. Boyce. TENNESSEE. Old Line Democrats?Brookins Campbell, (deceased,) Wm. M. Churchwell, Samuel A. Smith. Geo. W. Jones, Frederiok P. Stanton. Whigs.?William Cullom, Charles Ready, R. M. Bugg, Felix K. Zollikoffer, Emerson Rtheridge. 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 S. Caskie, William 0. Goode, Thos. S. Boeook, Paulus Powell, William Smith, Charles J. Faulkner, H. A. Rdmondson, John Letcher. Z. Kidwell, J. F. Snodgrass, Fayette Mo Mullen. VERMONT. Whigs.?J ame^ Meaoham, Andrew Traey, Alvah Sabin. . WISCONSIN. Old Lint Democrats.?Daniel Wells, jr., B. C. Eastman, John B. Maoy. INDEPENDENT DEMOCRATIC PLATFORM. ADOPTED AT PITTSBURGH, AUGUST 12.1852. 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 candid judgment of all meu 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 inalieuable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, with which they were endowed 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 departments 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 li!>erty, expressly denies to the General Government all power to de 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 j once proceed to relieve itself from all re sponsibility for the existence of slavery wherever it possesses constitutional power to legislate for its extinction. V. That, to the persevering and inipor tunate demands of the Slave Power lor 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 and a crime against man, which no human enactment nor usagp can make right; and that Christianity, humanity,and patriotism, alike demand its abolition. VII. That the fugitive Slave Act of 1850 is 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. VIII. That the doctrine that any human law is a finality, and not subject to molli fication or repeal, is not in accordance with the creed of the founders of our Gov ernment, and is dangerous to the liberties of the people. IX. That the acts of Congress known as the Compromise Measures of 1890, by making the admission of a sovereign State 1 contingent upon the adoption of other 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 State* ; by their pro ; visions for the assumption of five millions 1 of the State debt of Texas, and for the payment of fire millions more, and the oession of a large territory to the same i State under menace,-as an indncement 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 be inconsistent with all the principles and maxims ot De mocracy, and wholly inadequate to the settlement of the questions ol which tliey are claimed to be an adjustment. X. That no permanent settlement ol the Slavery question can he looked lor, except in the practical recognition of the truth that Slavery is sectional, and free dom national; by the total separation o the General Government from Slavery, and the exercise of its legitimate and consti tutional influence on the side ol b reedonj; and by leaving to the States the whole subject of Slavery and the extradition ol 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 men to the soil is as sacred as their right to life ituell. 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 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 Ironi 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 ot 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 ot all unnecessary offices, salaries, and privileges, and by the election by the people of all civil officers in the service of the United States, stf 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 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 ot 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 citizeus 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, 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 Slate in the Union. XIX. That we recommend the intro duction into all treaties, hereafter to In 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 j 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, Frke 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-SLAVERY WORKS FOR SALE AT THIS OP PICK, BY LEWIS CLRPIANR. Life of Imm T. Hopper?price $1.26, portage SI cent*. Uncle Tom * Cabin?price 371 cento, portage 12eeate| It* copie* for $2, portage paid. UneleTom't Cabin in (German?price U cents, port age 16 canto. Key to Uncle Totn'i Cabin?price 60 eente, portage II orate. White Slavery in the Barbery State*, by Hon. Cfcarlea Hanmer?price M onto, portag* IS oeate. WdWngs'iSpoaelw, one roleee 1 Sm??prle# $1, port age U cento. QlO*eH'? American Blare Code?price 76 cent*, port age IS eente. I Manuel Pereira?prioe ia eloth 76 sen to, postage 12 cent*, in paper 6* cent*, portage lft cent* Addre** lkwi8 CLRPHANK. National Ira Oflse THE DEMOCRATIC PLATFORM. ADOPTJCD AT BALTIMORE, JUNK 1, 1862 I. Resolved, That the American Democ racy place their trust in tlifc intelligence, the patriotism, and the discriminating jus tice of the American people. II. Resolved, That we regard thin an 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. Resolved, therefore, That, entertain ing these views, the Democratic party of this Union, through their delegates assem bled in a General Convention, coming together iu a spirit of coucord, 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 theni 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 aid agents of the Gov ernment ; and that i^ is inexpedient and dangerous to exerciae 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 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 of 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 affaire, 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 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 pendence,'and sanctioned in the Consti tution, which makes oure the land of lib erty Ind 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 ?e dition laws from our statute books. 9. That Congress ha* 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 mo?t alarming and dangerous conse quences ; and that all such efforts have 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. Renohttd, 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 ; which act, being designed to carry out an express provision of the Constitution, can-. not with fidelity thereto be repealed or so changed as to deatroy 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. Retohtd, 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 or such pro ceeds among the States, as alike inexpe dient in policy and repugnant to the Con stitution. VII. Retohed, That we are decidedly opposed to taking from the President the qaalified veto power, by which he is ena bled, under restrictions and responsibilities amply sufficient to guard the public inter est, to suspeud 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 hus saved the Ainericau people from the cor rupt and tyrannical domination of the Rank of the United States, and from a corrupting system of general internal im provements. VIII. Resolved, That the Democratic party will faithfully abide by aud uphold the principles laid down in the Kentucky and Virginia resolutions of 1798, and in the report of Mr. Madison to the Virginia Legislature iu 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 aud the laws of nations, was a just aud necessary war on our part, in which every American 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 relations with our sister 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 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 aud strong enough to embrace and uphold the Union as it was, the Union as it is, aud 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 whieh 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 I 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 1 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 (he Geueral Government sustained in its constitutioual 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 j 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 n?f 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 thereof, in time of peace, ought to be mainly derived from a duty ou 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 all portions of the coun ty VI. The Constitution rests in Congress the power to open and repair harbors, and remove obstructions front navigable rivers; and it is expedient that Congress shall ex ercise that power whenever such improite ments are necessary fur the common defence or for the, protection and facility of com merce with foreign nations or among thq 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 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,) are received and acquiesced in by the Whigs of the United States as a final set tlement, in principle and substance, of the i subjects to which they relate; and so far as these acts are concerned, we will main tain them, and insist on their strict en forcement, until time and experience shall demonstrate the necessity of further legis lation to guard against the evasion of tlie laws on the one haud, and the abuse of their powers on the other, not impairing their present efficiency to carry out the requirements of the Constitution ; ami we deprecate all further agitation of the ques tions thus settled, as dangerous to our peace, and will discoiMiteuance 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 JMd., 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. Inouirer, Portland, Me.; A. Willey ; $2 per unnum. Ind. Democrat, Concord, N. 11.; G. G. Fogg; $2. News, Keen*, N. II,; 8. Woodward; $1.25. Democrat, Manchester, N. H.; J. II. Goodale; $1.50, Messenger, Portsmouth, N. II.; T. J. Whittam ; $1. Freeman, Montpelier, Vt.; D. P. Thompson; $2. Observer, Morrisville, Vt.; J. A. Somerby; $1.25. Telegraph, Springfield, Vt.; L. T. Guernsey; $1.75. Democrat, Brattleborough, Vt.; W.Nichols; $1.50.. Brandon Post, Brandon, Vt.; P. Welch, $1. Courier, Burlington, Vt.; G. C. Samson, $1.50. Commonwealth, Boston, Ms.; J. D. Baldwin; daily $5, weekly $2. Sentinel, North Adams, Ms.; A. D. Brook; $1.50. American, Lowell, Ms.; W. S. Robinson; tri-week.; $ii. News, Fitchburg, Mass.; K. F. Kollins; $1.60. Essex County Freeman, Salem, Ms.; J. EmmeM; semi-weekly, $.8.50. Republican, Greenfield, Ms. Spy, Worcester, Ms.; J. M. Karle; $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, weekly $1.50. Spirit of the Age, Norwich, N. Y.; J. D. Lawyer; $1. Wyoming Co. Mirror, Warsaw, N. Y.; 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.; A.N.Cole; $1.50. Frederick Douglass' Paper, Rochester, N. Y.; Fred erick Douglass; $2. Free Press, Gouverneur, New York ; Mitchell Jfc llul bert; $1; Herald, Jamestown, N. Y. Canon League, Syracuse, N. Y.; J. Thomas; $1.50. Amorican Banner, Cherry Valley, Pa.; Jonh B. King Conner, Coneantville, Pa.; G. W. Brown. Olive Branch, Norristown, Pa.; Joseph Moyer; $1. Saturday Visiter. Pittsburgh, Pa.; Jane G. A William Swissnelm; $1.50. Freeman, Mercer, Pa.; W. T. Clark; $1.50. Weekly Crescent, Krie, Pa.; Caughey A McCrearv; $1.50. The People's Journal, Coudersport, Potter oounty, Pa.; Dougall, Mann A Haskell; $1.60. Dispatch, Pittsburg, Pa.; Foster A Fleeson; daily $3, weeklv $1. Clarion of Freedom, Indiana, Pa.; Moorhead A M<< Claran; $1. Die Frie Press, Philadelphia, Pa.; F. W. Thomas; dai ly. $3. Homestead Journal, Salem, O.; A. Hinksmaa; $1.50. Christian Press, Cincinnati, 0.; $2. True Democrat, Cleveland, 0.; Thomas Brown; dai ly $0, weekly $2. Ashtabula Sentinel, Jefferson and Ashtabula, O.; W. C. Howell; $2. Mahoning Free Democrat, Youngs town, 0.; M. Cullo tan; $1.50. Commercial, Cleveland, 0.; H.M.Addison; $1.50. Journal, Wellington, 0.; George Brewster; $1.50. Western Reserve Chronicle, Warren, 0.; K. U. How ard; $2. Telegraph, Painsville, 0.; Gray A Doolittle; $2. Ohio Times, Mount Vernon, O.; Chapman A Thrall; $1.50. Independent Democrat, Klyria, 0.; Philemon Bliss, $2. Colombian, Columbus, 0.: L. L. Rice. Free Democrat, Ohanton, O.; J. S. Wright; $1. Star, Ravenua, 0.; Lyinan W. Hall; $1.50. Herald of Freedom, Wilmington, 0.; J. W. Chaffin : $1.50. True Republiran, Greenfield, 0. Williams Democrat., West Unity, 0.; Win. A Hunter. Free Democrat, Detroit, Mich.; S. H. Baker; daily $5, weekly $1. Free Democrat, Indianapolis, Ind.; R. Vaile; $1.50. Western Citisen, Chioago, IU.j Z.C.Eastman; daily and weekly. Journal, Sparta, III.; I. S. Coulter; $1.25. Western Freeman, Galesburg, III.; W.J.Lane, $2 Standard, Freeport, III. Free Democrat, Waukesha, Wis.; S. M. Booth; dai ly $4, weekly $2. Telegraph, Kenosha, Wis.; Sholts A Frank ; $2. Free Press, Janesville, Wis.; Joseph Uaker; $1.50. Free Press, Sheboygan Falls. Wis.; J. A Smith; $2 Advocate, Racine. Wis.; C. Clements; $2. Kentucky News, Newport, Ky.; W. S. Bailey; $1. True Demecrat, Mount Pleasant, Iowa; J. W. Howr; $1.50. Der Demokrat, Davenport, Iowa; Th. Gulich; $2. Pacific Statesman. San Francisco, Cal.; J. H. Purdy Der National Deiuokrat, Washington, D. C.; Fred. Sohmidt, editor; BvellJc Blsnchurd, publishers, $2. ANTI-SLAVERY PRESS. Liberator, Boston, Ms.; Win. Lloyd Garrison; $2 60. Pennsylvania Freeman, Philadelphia, Pa.; C. M. Bur leigh; $3. National Anti-Slavery Standard, New York, N. Y.; S. H. Gay A K. Quincy; $2. Anti-Slavery Bagle, Salem, O.; M. R. Robinson ; $1,50. Voice of the Fugitive. BUHLIt A ULANCI1AKD. WASHINGTON, D C km now ready for Mlrtrjr NANUKL PBRBI&A; OE, THX BOVKKRIUH BULK OK SOUTH CABOLOU WITH Pi*im of SmUhtm hitsn, I Aft, and Hosjntaiitf. Writtea in Charleston, S. 0., by F. C. Adam*. TUK above work foraiae beMitifal llmo volume 01 over 300 pages, small pica. Price?in paper, 6( 0?nti; muslin, 76 cents The usual diacortnt to th< Trade. Order* solicited. Co pi to ?ant by mail, pre paid, apv distance under 3,000 miles, for ?' oent* The abort work is ? delineation of Ike aoenes am incidents connected with tbe imprisonment, In ISM of Mangel pereira, steward of tlie Uritlab brig Jan aon, in the jail of Charleston, 8. C. Tbe following notice of this work la copied from th> National lira of February If: "The above ia the title of a work now in preee founded upon that infemona statute of Booth Carolina by which ner eiUtena claim a right to impriaon rolorrv <Minfn, of all nations, and e?*n thoee eaat upon theb ahorea in distress. We bare permed the book In ad ranee of ite publication, and And that it glres a life like picture or Pereira, the vessel in which he Bailed the storms ahe eneonntered, and her wreeked oonditiot when brought into the port of Oharleeton, 8.0.) to gather with the imprisonment of Pereira, several eea men belonging to the New Rngland State*, and tw< French aeamen; the priaon regimen, character of th? Charleston police, and the mendacity of oertain ofll oiala, who make tbe law a medium of peculation. Thi work ia replete with incidenta of Southern life anc character, pointing Southerner* to the thinga that oal) for correction at their own hand a, with ?force thai cannot be mistaken The work ia written by one wh< haa taken a prominent part in tije affair* of the South and cannot tail U> interest alike the general reader commercial man, and philanthropist." The above work can be obtained, at wbolesal* price*, from Jon* P. Jkwktt A Co , Boston, Maw., Sicnvius J. Baths, 4R Beekman at., Sew York, Wilms P Hazard, Philadelphia, And from the publishers, BTTBLL A BLANCHABT). Waahington, D 0 PRINTING. PAMPHLKT PRINTING neatly eteeuted hy BIJSLL A BLANOHABD, Sixth street, south ef Pennsylvania aveae* UVEA1K. | People's FATi.ni OyricK. 86 Ne+*tm *<?, N- Y INVENTORS and i.ther* desiring to apply for Ca veats are informed that a i tbe ueceseary drawings 1 and paper* are prepared by the undersigned with the utmost dispatch, and on the moat moderate t?*nna AU other Patent busmen* promptly intended to. Persons wishing for information or advice relative to PatenU or Invention* may at ail timet* commit tho undersigned without thurut. either personally at his office, or by lettrr ALFR1SI) K. UKAClJ, Fob. 3. Solioitor of PatenU, 86 Nassuu at., N. Y. ttKANVIIXKINKlMIWAKir AMI# WaTXHCIIHK. TII18 Institution has been ia successful operation three yean, and its proprietor, having devoted twenty-five years to the management of th? Mick, ia now enabled to judiciously select, and skillfully ap ply, such curative agencies as ure best adapted to each oase. Female diseases, in all their form*, re ceive particular attention ; and those even who have been confined to their beds from one to twenty years, with spinal, uterino, or anomalous disease, are assur ed that there is still hope for them. We especially invite such to oorresponu with us, as unrivalled suc cess has given us oonndouoe of tbeir curability. De rangement of the uorvous system, liver, and digestive organs, are generally relieved. Terms, from $0 to $12 per week, accordfny to helplessness or the amount of care required. Address W. W. BANCROFT, M. D, Dee. 2V. Oriuiville, Licking eo., Ohio. CARD. T11U subscriber is prepared to Lecture, the present season, on the new method of Hiiildiug, with the gravel wall, in the Octagon and Hexagonal forms. Address . I. 11. STEARNS, Jan. 6. Abington, Mass. THE OHIO FA HOT Kit VUK I'M. T11IS elegant and popular Weekly Agricultural. Family Newspaper will oommence its third vol ume on the lit of January, 1864. It will be illustra ted with numerous engravings of Domestic Animals, Farm Buildings, Farm Implements, Trees, Shrubs, and all the important affairs oouneoied with Horti culture, Agriculture, and Stock. Each number will contain, besides Foreign and Domestic News, selections from the most interesting Publications 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 undone which may b? thought neoessary to render " The Ohio Farmer ' the best Family Paper for the Farmer, Gardener, Me chanic, and Stock Breeder, that is published in tha United States. That the circulation may be general, we have made the terms low. Terms.?One copy, $2; three copies, $6; five cop iea, $8; tan copies, $15; twenty copies, $26; and at the same rate lor six months. Address THOMAS BROWN, Proprietor, Cleveland, Ohio. (?7*~ Editors friendly to our enterprise, who will oopy the above advertisement, and send a paper marked to us, shall have the Farmer the coming year, with or without an exohange. Deo. 22?4t A NEW VOLUME FOR THK ltOH&KHOLD. PUBLISHED BY WILLIS P. HAZARD, 178 Choa nut street, above Seventh, Philadelphia. 1 COOKERY AS IT SHOULD BE A new manual of the dining-room and kitchen, con taining original reeipes in every branch of cookery, domestic beverages, food for invalids, pickling, Ac. Together with bill of fare for every day in the year, rulea for carving, Ac., by a Practical Housekeeper, and pupil of Mrs. Ooodfellow. With appropriate il lustrations. 12ino, cloth or half-bound, 76 cents. Cookery as it should be ? Ah, well, that's a pretty bold title! And a dubious one, 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. W ell, she tells you what it should be, and how to make it so; and in abort, plain, practical, and simple ralea. such 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 oar au thoress's board will bear ample testimony to the ex cellent qualities of the rnauy good things she daily sets before them, prepared under her own superin tendence, and the rules for making which sho herein acts forth. The recipea of the world-renowned Mrs. Goodfel low, for cakes, pastry, and sweetmeats, are now for tho first time collected together for the benefit of all who desire to be good housekeepers. In short, this naw Cook Book is offered to the pub lic as the best which has aver been prepared, and the publisher invitee all houseko?|ieni to purchase it and give it a trial, confident that they will recommend it to their friend* as the only practical Cook Book of which they ean make daily uae in all their household duties. Jan. 21. A NEW GLRE BOOK, by J. ?. WOODBURY, Author of " Dntrnira,'' fir. THE COLUMBIA (1LEE BOOK; or, Mnsic for the Million, in three parts. Part 1?comprising the largest number of choice (Jleas, Quartettes, Tnos, Songs, Opera Choruses, Ac., I ever published. Part 2?consisting of Sacred Anthems, Choruses, j Quartettes, Ac , for select societies and concerts Part It?containing most of the old popular Conti nental Psalm tunes. Making the moat complete col lection, in all iti features, ever published. For sale by FRANCE TAYLOR, Washington, 1). C. JEWETT, PROCTOR, k WORTHINUTON, Cleveland. Ohio. MOORE, ANDERSON, A CO., Cincinnati, Jan. 2?ld3w Ohio. WAITED IN TOLEDO, OHIO, A PARTNER, who is & practical Druggitit, and can bring a cub capital of from five to ten thousand dollar*, to invuat in a well established tvholeeale Drug JiouM, at one of the Iwrt points in the WesWn coun try for a large jobbing trade. It i* about four year* aince thi* bouse wa* first opened and ha* done a large ami profitable buaineaa from the atart I purchased and have conducted the buaineaa for over two yean, during which time the trade ha* steadily increnaod from over fifty per cent, during the first year's buaine*H to on* hundred and Dfty per cent, the paat year. And, with my facilities 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 thou**nd dollar* annually. For further particular*, address the undersigned, a* above. All letter* of inquiry will meet with prompt attention. I. M ASHLEY. Jan. 28? ldlw OlfK THitCIAND AHKNTlt WANTED. IMNE chance for young men thia winter. Addree* Not. S. M. J. COOK, Crawfordavllle, Ind. FARM NEAR WASHINGTON FOR SALE. THE subscriber offer* lor aale hi* Farm, situated about five mile* from W aahington, D.C., in Prince George's county. Md. It contain* 17SJ acroe, mora than 30 of whicn i* a fine alluvial meadow, producing a ton and a half of hay to the acre, but which un der improved cultivation would produce at leaat two ton*. Hay aell* in the Washington market at front $15 to (HO per U>n. About four acre* of the place ia a marsh covered with several foet iu thiokuein of black earth, the result of deoayed vegetation, whieb, properly composted, i* a source froui which the up land may he enriehed at a reaannable coat. About AO acre* of the farm ia woodland?growth principally oak and cheetnut The land, uxcept the meadow, ia undulating, and afford* many beautiful sites for build ing. There are many spring* of excellent water on the plaee, and It it noted for it* hcalthfulnesa. The *oil of the greater part of the upland is a sand v loam, underlaid by clay ta souie place*, clay predomina ting. About 75 acrea could bo divided into small gar dening farm*, giving nearly an equal quantity of wood and arable land to each. There i* an orchard of 150 Eh tree* and AO apple tree* on the place, all bear The farm i*woll fenced. The building* are a log house of four room*, with a frame addition of throe room*, a meat house of sun-dried brick, a log kitchen separate from the dwelling, a corn-house. stable, oar riage house, Ac. There t* a stream of water running through the place, with sufficient water and fall for a email mill. Price. $50 per acre Term* one third eaah; a long credit for the re*idu0, if desired, or, it would be nichanged for real eatate iu the city ot Washington Address MARTIN BUSLL, Washington, U. C. Fifty acre*, about half of which I* woodland, and which could he divided into three gardening farm*, with woodland and a beautiful building aite tp each, would be fold separately. Of, if preferred, I will aell the other part of the farm, on which are the building*, orchard, and meadow, which cannot be conveniently divided. M B. vimtino and wbddinm oarm. UPON the reoeipt of TWO DOLLARS, bv mail, the ?abacribor will Immediately forward, freo of poetage, a pnek of fifty Vlalting card*, with the name of the peraon tmitten uwin ihem In a style which re quire* tha closest examination to distinguish it trem mgravinf Wadding Cards, from four to fivailollars per pack of fifty. Sample* will he sent to persons by applying, |*.*tage paid, and enclosing a stamp Write the name plainly. Address WM A RICHARDSON', Dee W ~*t Seventh atreet. Washington, D. 0. PRINTINU Printing ei Sixth atreet, W aahington. H^BLaVohIrd Printing executed by HUE LI*