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DAILY NATIONAL ERA.
Bftar G. BAILEY, EDITOR AND PROFRIETOR. VOL. I. WASHINGTON, D. C., TUESDAY, MARCH 28, 1854. NO. 74. TXKXI The Daily Nut to mil Era ia published every even ? ing, and ooutaias the reports of the proceedings of Congress up to throe o'clock. The Office of Publication ia on Seventh street, be tween D and K. Dally paper, for term of eight months - ? ? $5.00 liaU* of Advertiriug in Daily. One square, (ten lines,) one insertion - ? - $0.60 Do. do. three insertions ? - 1.00 Do. do. one week .... 1.60 Do. do. two woeka .... 2.60 Do. do. one month - 4.00 Do. do. 4wo month*.... 6.00 Do. do._ three months - ? - 8.00 A liberal discount for long advertisements, and to those who advertise for a longer time. WASHINGTON, D; C. PROSPECTUS Of TBS EIGHTH VOLUME OF THE NATIONAL EBA. Q. BAILEY, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR. JOHN O. WHITTIER, CORRESPONDING EDITOR. WASHINGTON, D. 0. The National Era is a weekly newspaper, devoted to Literature and Polities. In Literature, it aims to unite the Beautiful with the True, and to make both immediately subservient to the practical purposes of every day life. In Politics, it advocates the Rights of Man, and the Equality of Rights, and opposes what ever violates or tends to violate them, whether this be Involuntary Personal Servitude, Civil Despotism, Spiritual Absolutism, Class Legis lation, the Selfishness of Capital, the Tyranny of Combination, thojDppression of a Majority,* or the Exaotions of Party. ft holds no fellowship with tbJHVhig and Democratic organizations, believing that the main issues on which they have been arrayed against each other are obsolete or settled, and that they are now chiefly used by the Sectional Interest of Slavery, to impair tho lovo of Lib erty natural to the Amorican mind, and to subjugate the American Poople to its rule. Dis claiming all connection with them, it yet sym pathises with those of their adherents who are honestly seeking throdgh them to advanoe the substantial interests of the oountry, although it must believe that they have not chosen the better way. It is a supporter of the Independent Democ racy, which nolds that tho Truths of the Dec laration of Independence are practical, that in their light the Constitution of the United States is to be interpreted, that to them tho laws and institutions and usages of the ooun should be jjonformed?a Party, whose motto is, Vniomi, not for the sake of Union, but for the sake of Freedom and Progress; and Law, not for the sake of Law, but for the Protection of Human Rights and Interests? the only sure foundation of order and oonoord. In no sense is it the organ of a Party, or a mora Party Paper, but absolutely " free and independent," claiming to speak " by author ity'1 for nobody exoept its oaitor, and reoogni aing no authority in any quarter to prescribe it* oourse and policy. The Eighth Volume of the Era will oom menoe on the first of January onsuing, and be enlarged by tho addition of four columns. We have neglected no means that could promise to make it an agreeable companion for the House hold, and an efficient oo-adjutor to the enlight ed Politician. It has secured able correspond ents at home and abroad, and no journal in the oountry can surpass the Era as it respects contributors to its Literary Department The Era publishes oondonsea reports of the proceedings of Congress, explains movements in that body, the causes of which do not always lie npon the surfeoe, and from its position is enabled to keep a constant watch upon the ac tion of the Fedora] (Government in relation to all questions at issue between Liberty and Slavery. The only journal at the seat of the Federal Government, representing the Anti-Slavery Sentiment of the Republic, while the Pro-Sla very Sentiment is represented here by four daily papers, nearly all of them being liberally aaatained by Governmental patronage, it asks the support of all who believe, in sinoerity, that the I Intern was formed to secure the blessings of Liberty, and not to perpetuate the ourae of Slavery. Payment in advanoe is invariably required. 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I ahall issue, on the 2d day of January en soing, the Daily National Ksa, a Political and Literary Newspaper In PoIUum, it will advooatc the Rights of Man, and the Equality of Rights, and oppose whatever violate* or tends to violate them whether this be Involuntary Personal Servi tude, Civil Despotiam, Spiritual Absolutism, (-lass Legislation, the Selfiahnesa of Capital, Ty***?J Combination, the Oppression ot a Majority, or the Kiaetions of a Party. I* will hold no fellowahip with the Whig and Demooratio organizations, believing that the main iasnes on whioh they have been ar i rayed against each other are obeolete or Bet tied, and that they are now chiefly uaed by the Sec tional Interest of Slavery, to impair the love of Uberty natural to the Amerioaif mind, and to subjugate the Amerioan People to its rule. Dia olaiming all oonnection with them, it will yet sympathise with those of their adherents who are honestly aeeking through them to advance the mhstantial internets of the oountry, although it most believe that they have not ohosen the tatter way. ft will l.o a supporter of the Independent Oemooracy, whioh holds that the Truth* of the Declaration of I a dependence practical; that in their light the Constitution of the United Statee is to be interpreted; that to them the laws and institutions and usages of the oountry shook) be conformed?a 1'nrty, whose motto is, Union, not for the sake of Union, hut for the sake of Freedom and Progress; and Law, not for tbs sake of Law, l?ot for the protection of ?Human Righto and Interests?tbe only rare foundation of order and concord. In no sense will it be tbe organ of a Party, or a more Party Paper, but absolutely "free and independent," claiming to apeak by " au thority " for nobody except its editor, and reo ognirting no authority in Wiy quarter to pre scribe its course and policy. In Literature, it will aim to unite the Beau tiful with the True, and to make both immedi ately subservient to the prautioal purposes of cvery-day life. Able correspondents, at homo and abroad, have been secured, and ample provision has been made for its Literary Misoellany. It will publish oondensed reports of tbo pro ceedings of Congress, explain movements in that body, the cautes of which do not always lie upon the surfaoe, and from its position be able to keep a constant watch upon the aotion of the Federal Government in relation to all questions at issue between Liberty and Slavery. The extensive subscription of the Wteiuy Era, whioh, during the year about to closo, has reached the number of twenty-eight thousand, must make it an eligible medinm for advertisers. The Daily Era will bo issued on a sheet as large as that of the Daily National Intelligencer, on the 2d day of January, 1854, arid daily there after, until the 1st of September, 1854, (or long er, should Congress continue in BeBsion,) at rivK dollar's kor that tkriod; and should the result then warrant, the publication will be resumed on tbe 1 st of September following, by the year. As but sixteen days intervene between this and the 2d of January, it is important that subscriptions be forwarded at onoe. Payment in advance will be invariably re quired. G. BAILEY. Washington, December 15, 1853. 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 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, arid 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 affair*, with out sectional discriminations, of the fun damental principles of equal rights, strict justice, and economical administration. III. I hat the Federal Government is one of limited powers, derived solely from the Constitution ; and the grant* of power therein ought to be strictly construed by all the departments and agents of the Gov ernment, aud it is inexpedient and dan gerous to exercise doubtful constitutional powers. IV. That the Constitution or the United States, ordained to form a more perfect union, to establish justice, and secure the blessings of liberty, expressly denies to the General Government all |>ower 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 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 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 and a crime against man, which no human enactment nor usage can make right; and that Christianity,fiumanity, 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- J fore deny its binding force upon the I American People, and demand its inime- ! diate and total repeal. VIII. That the doctrine that any human law is a finality, and not subject to modi- | fi cat ion or repeal, is not hi accordance i 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 1850, by making the admission of a sovereign State contingent upon the adoption of other measures demanded by the spccinl inter- ! est of Slavery ; by their omission to guar anty freedom in free Territories; by their j attempt to impose unconstitutional limit- | ations on the power of Congress aud the people to admit new States ; by their pro visions for the assumption of five millions of the State debt of Texas, aud for the payment of five millions more, and the ; cession of a large territory to the same \ State under menace, as an inducement to the relinquishment of a groundless claim, ' and by their invasion of the sovereignty of the States and the lil?erties of the peo- I pie, through the enactment of an unjust, | oppressive, and unconstitutional Fugitive Slave Law, are proved to be inconsistent with all the principles and maxims of 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 of the Slavery question can be looked lor, except in the practical recognition of the truth .that Slavery is sectional, and I? ree 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 ol t reedoin, and by leaving to the States the whole fubject 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 sacied 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 tlie benefit of the people, and should be granted in limited qu<inti ties, free of cost, to landless settlers. XIII. That a due regard for the Federal Constitution,' and sound administrative policy, demand that the lunds of the Gen eral Government be kept separate from banking institutions; that inland ami ocean postage should be reduced to the lowest possible point; that no more reve nue should be raised than is required to defray the strictly necessary expenses of the public service, and to pay oil 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, i XIV. That river and harbor improve ments, when necessary to the safety and convenience of commerce with foreign nations or among the several States, are objects of national concern, and it is the duty of Congress, in the exercise of its constitutional powers, to provide for the same. XV. That emigrants .and exiles from the Old World should find a cordial wel come to homes of comfort and fields of enterprise in the New ; and every attempt to abridge their privilege of becoming citizens ami 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 wiili 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 ; I and especially is it the duty of the Ameri can Government, representing the chief Republic of the world, to protest against, and by all proj>er means to prevent, the intervention of Kings and Emperors against nations seeking to establish for themselves republican or constitutional Governments. . j XVII. That the independence of Hayti ought to be recognised by our Govern- I 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 citi/.ens 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>e 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 ouher 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 l>etween 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 wintf 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- j pose ?f the Free Democracy is to take possession of the Federal Government, | and administer it for the better protection of the rights and interests of the whole people. XXI. That we inscrilw on our banner, j Fuse Soil, Free Speech, Free Labor, and Free Men, and under it will fitfht on and fight ever, until a triumphant \ictory shall reward our exertions. XXII. That upon this Platform the Con vention present* to the American People, I as a candidate for the office of President of the United States, John P. Hai.e, of New Hampshire, and as a candidate for the office of Vice President of the United Slates, George W. Julian, of Indiana, and earnestly commends them to the sup port of all ftennen and parties. T. ?. ARTHUR'S HOMK MAOA7.IN1C ("1IV Bfl orer !*?*?, double column oelaro pa*e* j of choice reading matter in a jtmr. Alto, from 12 to 16 ateot engraving*, of a high order of excel lence, henldei from 1M> to 200 wood cmgraringa, nil for ft I 2S in eluha of four HkUllbtn. The cheapeat Monthly Maganine in the World! The Third Vol ume begins in January, 1864, and will contain a new rtorr or nonvellette, by Mr Arthur, entitlod "Tns A suit, or THK Hoitssmoi.o." Terms, in advance, $2 a year 4 copies, one year, $5, 12 copies. one year, il5, and one t* getter op of club Srnrrimm ????? brr$ fHr*t?h'd frrt <4 rhargt. Lady * Book and Horn. Maga*ine, one year, $1 50. Add^^^jaM. Jan 2* eow 107 Walnut at.. Philadelphia OIK THIIt'MtSII AORNT* WASITKO. 1MNR chance for young men thta wintor. Address I No* ? M J 000K, Crawfordsrtlls, lad LIST OP MEMBERS OP THE 1ID CONGRESS. rax ATE. The Senate consists of two Senators from each State. There are thirty-one States, represented by sixty two Senators. Whigs, in Italic; Old Line Democrats, in Roman. Those marked I. D., Independent Democrats; U., those elocted as Union men; 8. R., those elected as Southern or State Rights men. President - - David R. Atchison Secretary . . Asbury Dickins. Term rxyires. Term expires ALABAMA. MISSISSIPPI. Benj Fitipatriok - - 1866 Stephen Adams, (U.) 1857 0. 0. Clay 1859 A. G.Brown .... 1869 ARKANSAS. MISSOURI. R. W. Johnson* - - 1855 Davii R. Atchison - 1855 Wm. K. Sobastian - 1859 Henry S. Gey ft - - 185V CONNECTICUT. NKW HAMPSHIRE. Truman Smith - -? 1855 Moeel Norris, jr - . 1865 Isaac Toucey - ? ? 1857 Jared W. Williams. 1859 CALIFORNIA. NKW YORK. William M. Gwin ? 1855 Wm.II. Seward - - 1855 John B. Weller ? - 1857 llcmilton Fish - - 1857 DKLAWARE. NKW JERSEY. James A. Bayard ? 1857 J..R?Thompson - ? 1857 John. M. Clayton - 1859 William Wright - - 1869 FLORIDA. NORTH CAROLINA. Jackson Morton - - 1855 Georgt. E. Biulger - 1855 Stephen R. Mallory 1857 Vacancy 1859 UEORU1A. OHIO. IK (.'. Dawson - - 1855 8. P. Chaso (1. D.) - 1855 Hubert Toombs (U.) 1859 Benjamin F. Wade 1857 INDIANA. PENNSYLVANIA. John Petit 1855 Jamel Cooper - - - 1865 Jesse D. Bright - - 1857 Rich'i Brodhead, jr. 1857 ILLINOIS. (HODE ISLAND. James Shields - - - 1855 CharlpH T. James - 1857 Stephen A. Douglas 1859 Philij Allen .... 1859 IOWA. CAROLINA. Augustus C. Dodge - 1856 A. P. Butler (8. R.) - 1855 Goorgo W. Jones - 1869 Josiah J. Evans - - 1859 KENTUCKY. TENNESSEE. Archi/xild Dixon - - 1855 James C. Jones - - 1857 John B. Thompson 1869 John Hell 1869 LOUISIANA. TEXAS. John Slidell - - - - 1855 Thomiw J. Rusk - - 1857 J. F. Benjamin - - 1859 Ham. louston - - 1869 MAINE. VERMONT. Hannibal llaiulin - 1857 Vacawy 1855 Wm. P. Fessenden - 1859 Sol ot/1411 Foot ? - 1867 MASSACHUSETTS. VIRGINIA. Chs.Sumner (I. D.) 1857 J. M. Mason (S. R.) 1857 Etlward Everett - - 1859 R. M. T. Hunter " 1859 MAUYLAND. WISCONSIN. James A. Pearce - - 1855 Isaac P. Walker - - 1855 Thomas G. Fratt ? 1857 Ilonrj Dodge ... 1867 M1CUIUAN. Lewis Cass 1857 Chas. E. Stuart - - - 1859 * By Governor's appointment. The Legislature of Alabama will have two United States Senators to elect during the eoming session HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. The House consist* of two hundred and Uiirty-four Members and five Territorial Dele gates, one new Territory having lately been formed, vix: Washington. The Delegat**,^ 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. Whig.?James Aberorombie. ARKANSAS. Old Line Democrats.?A. B. Ureonwood, E. A. Warren. CONNECTICUT. Old Line Democrat*.?James T. Pratt, Culin M. Ingersoll, Nathan Belcher, Origen S. Sey mour. CALIFORNIA. Old Line Democrats. ? J. A. McDougall Milton S. Latham. DELAWARE. Old Line Democrat.?George R. Kiddle. FLORIDA. Old Line Democrat.?Augustus B. Maxwell. GEORGIA. Old Line Democrats.?J. L. Seward, A. H. Colquit, David J. Bailey, Wm. B. W. Bent, K. W Chastain, Junius Hillyer. Wktgs.?David A. Reese, Ale*. H. Stephen*. IOWA. Old Line Democrat?Bernhardt Hcnn. Wktg.?John P. Cook. . INDIANA. Old Line Democrats.?S. Miller, W. H. Kng lish, C. L. Dunham, James A. Lane, Thou. A. Henrioks, John G. Davis, Daniel Mace, Nor man Kddy, K. M. Chamberlain, Andrew J. Harlan. ' Whig.?Samuel W. Parker. ILLINOIS. Old Line Democrats.?John Wentworth. W. A. Richardson, James Altai, William H. Bis sell. Willis Allen. Wktgs.?K. B. Washburne. J. C. Norton, James Knox, Richard Yates. KENTUCKY. Old Line Democrats.?linn Boyd, James S. 1 Chrisman. J M F.lliott, J. C. Breckenridge, R. H. Stanton. , Wkigs.? Beni K. Gray, Presley Kwing, I Clement S. Hill, Wm. Preston, Leander M. Cox. LOUISIANA. Old Line Democrats?Wm Dunbar, John Perkins, jr. Wkigt.?Theodore G. Hunt, John B. Smith. MASSACHUSETTS Old Line Democrat ? Nathahiel P Banks. Wki gs.? Zeno Scud dor, Samuel L. Crocker, J. Wilsy Rdmunda, Samuel H. Waller, Wil liam Appletoo, Charles W. Upham, Tampan Wentworth, Rdward Dickinson, John Z Good rich Independent Democrat.?Me* De Witt. MICHIGAN Old Line Democrats?David Stuart, David A. Noble, Samuel Clark, Hestor I. Stephens MAINE. Old Line Democrats ?Moses McDonald, Sam uel May all, T. J. D. Fuller. Wkigs.?K Wilder Farley. Samuel P. Ben son, Israel Washburn, jr. VffiMfKKlPPI Old Line Democrats ? Daniel B. Wright, Wm S Barry, 0 R. Singleton, Wiley P. Har ris, W m Barksdale. MARYLAND. Old Line Democrats?Jacob Shower, Joshua Van-ant, Henry May, Wm. T Hamiltoo. Wktgs.?John R Franklin, A. R. Sol I or* MISSOURI ' Old Line Democrats ? Thomas H. Benton, Alfred W Lamb, John S Phelp Wkigs.?John G. Liudley, John G. Miller, Mordecai Oliver, Sam Caruthers. MINNESOTA. Old Line Democrat ?Henry M. Rioe. NKW YORK. Old Line Democrats ? Jm Maurioe, The W. Cumming, Hiram Walbridge, Mike Walsh, William M Tweed, John Wheeler, William A. Walker, Francis B. Cutting, Jared V. Peck, William Murray, T. R. Westbrook, Gilbert Dean, Rufus W. Peckham, Charles Hnghes, Bishop Perkins, Peter Bowe, Daniel T. Jones, Andrew Oliver, John J Taylor, (isorge Hast ings. Reuben F. Fenton, Wkigs? Russel Sage, George A Simmons. George W. Chase, 0 B Matteson, Henry Ben nett, Kdwin B. Morgan, David Carpenter, Thomas F. Flagler, Solomon G. Havsn, Benja min Pringle. , Independent Democrats?<ir>rr\t Smith, (,a leb I .yon NKW JKRSKY, Old Line Democrats.?Nathan T. Stratton, Charles Skelton, Samuel Lilly, (?eorgs V rail Whig? A. C. M. Pennington. NBW HAMPSHIRE Old Line Democrats? George W.Kittredge, George W. Morrison, Harry Hibbard. NORTH CAROLINA. OUl Line Democrats? H. H. Shaw, Thomas Ruffin, Wm. S. Ashe, Burton S. Creig, Thomas L. Clingman. Whigx -?$ion H. Rogers, John Kerr, Rich ard C. Pnryear. NEW MEXICO. Old Line Democrat.?Jose Manuel Gallegoe. OHIO. Old Line Democrats.?DavidT. Disney, M. H. Nichols, Alfred P. Edgerton, Andrew Ellison, Frederick W. Green, Thomas L. Ritchie, Ed son B. Olds, Wm. D. Lindsey, Harvey H.John son, Wilson Shannon, George Bliss, Andrew Stuart. - Whigs.?John Soott Harrison, Aaron Har lan, Moses B. Corwin, John L. Taylor, W. R. Sapp, Edward Ball. Independent Democrats.?L. D. (auipball, Edward Wade, J. R. 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. Bridges, Henry A. Muhlenberg, Christian W. Straub, H. B. Wright, Asa Packer, Ga luuha A. Grow, James Gamble, Wm. H. Kurtz, Augustus Drum, John L. Dawson, Michael C. Trout, Carlton B. Curtis. Whigs.?Joseph R. Chandler, Wilham Ever hart, Issac E. Heister, N?r Middleswarth, Samuel L. Russel, John McCollooh, 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. KeiU, P. S. Brooks, Jas. L. Orr, W. W. Boyce. TENNESSEE. Old Line Democrats.?Brookins Campbell, (deceased,) Wm. M. Churchwell, Samuel A. Smith. Geo. W. Jones, Frederick P. Stanton. Whigs.?William Cullom, Charles Ready, R. M. Bugg, Felix K. Zollikoffer, Emerson Etheridge. TEXAS. Old Line Democrats.?Geo. Y. Smyth, Peter H. Bell. UTAH. Old Line Democrat.?John M. Bernhisel. VIRGINIA. Old Line Democrats.?T. H Bayly, J. M. Mill ! son, John S. Caskie, William O. t?oode, Thos. I S. Bocock, Paulus Powell, William Smith, Charles J. Faulkner, H. A. Edmondson, John | Letcher, 7.. Kidwell, J. F. Snodgrass, Fayette ' MoMullen. VERMONT. Whigs.?JamtM Meacham, Andrew Tracy, Alvah Sabin. WISCONSIN. Old Line Democrats.?Daniel Wells, jr., B. C. Eastman, John B. Maoy. The following is a list of the Free Dem ocratic and Anti-Slavery papers publinhed in the United States: FREE DEMOCRATIC PRESS. Inquirer, Portland. Me.; A. Willey; $2 per tnnum Ini Democrat, Concord, N. H.; G. G. Fogg; $2. New*, Krrnr, N. H,j S. Woodward; $1,247 Democrat, Manchester, N. H.; J. H. Goodale. $1.69. Meseenger, Portnnouth, N. H.; T- J. WHUtam . $1. Freeman, Montpelier, Vt.; I>. P. Thorn peon , $2 Observer, Morrisville, Vt.; J. A. Sotaerby; $1.26. Telegraph, Springfield, Vt.; L. T. Guernsey , $1.76. Democrat, Brattle borough, Vt.: W. Nichol*; $1.60. Brandon Port, Brandon, Vt.; P. Welch. $1. Courier. Burlington, Vt.; G. C. Sainton, (1.59. Commonwealth, Bo*ton, M* j J. D Baldwin ; daily $5, weekly $2. Sentinel, North Adam#, M* . A. D. Brock; $1.60. American, Lowell, M*.; W 8. Rohinm.n , tri-week.; $3 New*, Fitchburg, Mam.; R. F. Rollins, $1.50. Essex County Freeman. Salem, M* ; J. Emmett; iwiiii weekly, $3.50. Republican, Greenfield, M* Spy. Worcester, M*., J. M Karle ; $2. , Standard, New Bedford, M*. Courier, Northampton, M*. Garette, Dedham, M?. ; Henry 0. Hlldreth; $2 Democrat, Dedham, M* ; E. 0. Robin*rfft; $2. Sentinel, Lawrence, Ms.; John Ryan A Co.; $2. Rhode Island Freeman, Providence, R I.; Crawford A Harris, $1. Republican, Hartford, Ct , BarUett A Hawley, $2 Herald, Ellington, N. Y.; A. 8. Brown. Evening Chronicle, 8yracu?e. N. Y., H R Raymond daily $3, weakly $1 60. Spirit of the Aire, Norwich, N Y.; J D Lawyer; $1. Wyoming Co Mirror. Warsaw, N. Y.; A. Holley , $2 ? Telegraph, Oneida. N ^ D. II Fro*t, $1 25. Banner of the Timet, 1>? Hiiyter, N. Y. Free Pre** Well** ill* N. Y.j A N Cole; $1.50 Frederick Douglas* Paper, ILxshester, m. Y.; Frs4 erick Douglas* $2. I Free Press, Goaverneur, New York , Mitchell A Hul bert. $1. Herald, Jamestown, N. Y. Carson League. Syracuse. N. Y.j J Thomas; $1 60. American Banner. Cherry Valley, Pa ; Jonh B King Courier, Consantville, Pa., G. W. Brown. Olive Branch, Norristown, Pa., Jueeph Moyer. $1 Saturday Visiter, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Jane G A William Swisshelra; $160. Freeman, Mercer, Pa.; W. T Clark; $1.60 Weekly Crescent, Erie, Pa., Caughey A McCreary, $1.50 The People * Journal. Coudernport, Potter county. Pa.; Dougall, Mann A lla*kell; $1.50. Dinpatch, Pittsburg, Pa ; Foster A Fleeeon ; daily $3. weekly $1. Clarion of Freedom, Indiana, Pa , Moorbead A Me Claran, $1. | Die Frie Pres*, Philadelphia. Pa., F W Thomas, dal | ?y. t* The Christian 8tate*man. Man*field, 0 , Rev Ed ward Smith. The Oberlin Weekly Times, Oberlin 0 Keod Homestead Journal. Salem, O., A Hink*man. $1.MI. Chrintian Pre*. Cincinnati, O. ; $2. True Democrat, Cleveland, 0 . Thomas lln.wn , dai ly $ft, weekly $2 1 Ashtabuja Sentinel, Jefferson and A*htal.ula, O W C How.11, $1 ^ Mahoning Free l?emncrat, Yonngstnwn, O.; M I Mito tan . $1.50. Commercial, Cleveland. 0.. 11 M Addison. $1.69. Journal, Wellington. O.; George Brew*ter $160 We*tem Reaerve Chronicle, Warren, O., E 0 How ard : $2 i Telegraph, HMk, 0 QfJ * DoolRtls; $2 0Mo Tlass, MoSSl VsrwM, O Chapman A rhrall, $1.50. Independent Democrat. Ely Ha, 0., Philemon Bliss, i Columbian. Colnmbii*. O ; L L Rice Free Democrat. Chardon, 0 ; J H,* right; $1. i Star, Ravenna. G.; Lyman W. Hall; $1.60. Herald of Freedom, Wilmington, O , J. W. Chamn , $1.60 1 True Kepublican, Greenfield. O. William* l>emocrat, West Unity, O ; Wm A Hunter I Free Democrat. IMfolt, Mich . 8 H Baker, dally $5, weekly $'. Free Democrat, Indianapolis. In*! ; R. Vaile; $1 69. ' Wextern Cititen, Chicago, III.; Z. C Eastman; daily and weekly. .. Journal. Snarta. III.; 18 Conller; $1 Vt. \ Weatern Freeman, Oale*barg, III-; W.J I.ans, $2 : Standard. Freejiort, 111. 1 Free Democrat, Wanke*ha, Wis ; 8 M Booth; dai ly $4, weekly $2 Teie*rai>h. K*no*ha, Wi* ; Shole* A Frank . $S Free Pre**, Janesville, Wi*.; Jfieeph Baker. ! Free Pre**, Sh^ioygan Falls, Wi* , J A Smith, $2 Advocate, Racine, Wis , C. Clements, $"? Kentucky News, Newport, Ky.; W. 8. Bailey; $1. True Democrat, Mouut Pleasant, Iowa; J. W. Howe; $1.50. Der Demokrat, Davenport, Iowa; Th. Gulich; $2. Pacific Statesman, San Francisco, Oal.; J. H. Purdy. Der National Deuiokrat, Washington, D. C.; Fred. Schmidt, editor; Buell A Blanchurd, publishers, $2. ANTI-SLAVERY PRESS. 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