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office, BTTiiiiSarrisr sxriiiUiia-ca-, cob. 12th stebet a.:et:d w.sniisrG-roiT aveisttte
Baltimore, Md, July 9. Tlio national
democratic convention wai called to or-
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tun, iiuiinii ui aufjurt ..vimjuu..
Chairman of tlio national executive com
mittee, lioimont laid :
Iiel.MONT's ttPEKCH.
Genlloimin nt the convention : It ii
again mv privilego to wclconio the del
egate of the national democracy, who
have met in orJer to present to tho Ameri
can people, candidates for president and
vice-president, for whom they loltcit the
suffrages of the democratic and conferva
live voteri of Ibis ureal republic. At our
lait national convention, on thu 4th of
July, 1B6B, I predicted that the election
of General Grant would result In a gradual
usurpation of all the fur.ctiom of govern
ment by the executive and by congrcii, to
be enforced by the bayonet of
A vait majority ot the people of the
United Statei have witnessed with grief
nnd sorrow the corrcctne-n of that predic
tion, and they look Toward with fear and
&Jrehenilon to the danger which uro
fiiffalening ui if, by the re-election of
General Grant, the policy thui fur pur
sued La continued. Thinking men of
both parties have become hIIvo to the fact
that we are now living under a military
despotism, overriding the civil authority
in many state of the union, and that bv
thi enactment of arbitrary and unconiti
tutional law, through a depraved majority
in congress, tho right! of thoso Hut us will
continue to be infringed and trampled
upon, and that
will undermine the very foundation of
our federal system, sweeping away tho
constitutional bulwark' enacted by tho wis
dom of the fathers cf the republic. These
abuses have become no glaring that the
best men of tbn republican party havo
severed thnmiolvei from the radical wing,
which Is trying to fasten upon tho country
anotboa four year's reign of corruption,
usurpation ana despotism, ana whatever
individual opinion wo may entertain as to
tho cholco of candidates, whom thoy havo
.elected in opposition to General Grant,
there cannot be any doutt of
which dictate tholr action; nor can any
fault le found with the platform of princi
ples upon which they havo placed their
candidate. Tho resolutions of tho Cin
cinnati convention express what the coun
try requires, and thoy must command the
hearty support of every patriot throughout
our land. In thu struggle which is before
us we must look to principlo and not to
men ; and T trust that no personal preju
dices will dotor us from doinj.- our
General Grant lies been a god and faith
Jul soldier during our civil war; his stub
born and indomitable courage, helped to
crown tho Union Hag witli victory, and tho
American peoplo havo rewarded hlstcrvlcs
with most itnbounucu generosity. L nm
willing to ronredo that his intentions on
taking the presidential chair were good nud
patriotic, but he failed in tho discharge of
tho high trust imposed upon him by tho
confldonco of a gratoful people, and Is this
momont only tlio
riKsoxmcATioN or the misrule
whicli ii oppressing us. His rc
oloctlon, thorofore, would bo fraught
with tho most deplorablo consequences
for tho wolfaro of tho republic, and
would endangor the liberty of our people
On tho othorhand, Mr. Grceloy has been
heretofore a bitter opponent of tho demo
cratic party, and his violont attacks
against myself Individually, which havo
from timo to timo appeared in his Journal,
certainly do not entitle him to sympathy
or preference at my hands, But Mr.
Greeley represents tho national and con
stitutional principles of tho Cincinnati
platform, and by his admirablo and manly
letter of accoptanco, ho has shown that ho
is fully allvo to thoir spirit, and that If
elected ho moans to carry them out hon
estly and faithfully. Should you therefore
in your wisdom, docldo to pronounce In
favor of tho Cincinnati candidates, Islialll,
for ono, most cheorfully bury all past
differences and voto for their election with
the same zeal and energy with which I
havo berotoforo supported tho candidates
of tho democratic party. Tho American
Seoplo look with deep solicltudo to your
eliberations, nnd it is for you to doviso
maans by which to freo thorn from tho
tyranny undor which thoy nro suffering.
In order to attain this ond you are called
upon to make overy sacrifice of personal
fid party feeling. However much you
might dosiro to fight the coming fcuttlo
for our rights and liberties under ono of
thehoastea leaders of the democratic party,
it wQl become your duty to discard all
considerations of party tradition if the se
lection of a
noon axd wish ham
outiido of our ranks offers a better chanco
of success. You must remember that you
aro hero, not only as Democrats, bnt as
citizens of our common country, and that
no sacrifice can ho too great which sbo de
mands at your hands. Before I propose
to your acceptance a tomporary chair
man of this convention, permit mo to de
tain you ono moment longer for but a low
words of au entirely personal character.
With my present action I terminate my
ofllcial functions as chairman of tho Na
tional Democratic committee, an olHco
whicli by tho confldonco of my constitu
ents, and tho courtesy of my colleagues, I
havo hold for twolvo coniecutlvo years.
During that timo I havo striven with lion
et zeal, and with all tho energy and ca
pacity which God has given mo to do my
duty faithfully to my party, and to my
country. 1 havo been grieved and deeply
mortified to soo at various times my mo
tives and actions misunderstood by several
Democratic papers ; some havo oven re
torted to fabrication of tho most absurd
falsehoods concornlng my social and po
litical condition ; yot I huvo had tho proud
and consoling satisfaction that my col
leagues on tho national committee, those
who know mo best, testify to the integrity
and purity of my intentions. Let mo tell
you, gentlemen, that there is not ono
amongst you that breathes a warmer, truer
affection for our party and our country
than I havo done nnd over shall do. You
lovo this great republic as you do tho
mother who gavo you birth, but to mo sho
is n chosen bride, and now that I enter
upon tlio sear and yellow leaf of life, I
cling to her with all tho fond recolloctions
of tho manifold blessings received at her
I retire from tho position which I havo
held, to tako my place in tho rank and Dlo
of that great party whoio nationn!, consti
tutional nnd conservative principles havo
claimed my unwavering allegiance for tho
last twenty yean, ana as long as tho A I
migiity win spare my l lie, 1 shall novor
taller in my love ana devotion to our
party and our country.
the chairman.
1 have tho honor to propose to you as
your tomporary chairman a distinguished
and venerable citizen of Virginia, tho
grandson of tho patriot statesmen Thomas
Jefferson, and it is an auspicious omen that
tho descendant of tho author of tho Decla
ration of Independence is to inaugurate
trio struggle or the democracy lur freedom
and equality for every American citizen
against oppressive tyranny in our fair
Tho mention of Greeley's name was re
ccived with loud applause, so also was the
speaker's personal refcronces to himself.
ltundolpb's name ulsj, was received with
.Mr. Randolph, on taking his seat, said :
I am aware that the great honor confer
red on mo by this body, is duo to no per
sonal merit of my own, but is a token of
respect to tho slate rrom which 1 come,
and a recognition of other circumstances,
possibly adventitious. I am, perhaps, tbo
oldest member ot this body, and a If to of
oiglity years spent In tho democratic re
publican party, constitutes mo a senior
member. I remember freshly every pres
idential contest from tho first election of
JeQ'urson to tho present time, and I can
say with truth that I remember none
which involved higher questions of per
sonal liberty, local self Government, hon
est administration and constitutional free
dom, than the present. It strikes me as
tbo duty of this homo and of this body, to
wrest the government trom tho nanus or
its present despotic and corrupt holders,
and to place it again in honest hands; to
restore to its citizens everywhere tho con
sciousness of personal rights, nnd to all tho
states ths perfect integrity of local self-
government. This, with tho recognition
of tho supremacy of tho civil law, will, in
my judgment, I it ill 1 1 all our present duty.
Mr. Modano of -Maine moved that E. 6.
Forrloo of New York bo appointed tem
porary recording secretary. Agrcod to.
Mr. McKenny of Kentucky offered a
resolution of thanks to Mr. lioimont on
his retirement from the national com
mittee, but tho chairman ruled nil res
olutions out of order until an organization
was perfected,
A Pennxylvanian then moved that each
State bo called in alphabetical order, that
thu chairman might name tlio members of
thu several committees.
Considerable confusion occurred hero
from tho fulluro to aniiounro distinctly
whut committees wero to bo appointed.
Governor Hoffman, of New York, then
urged that tho States be called for respon
ses, to seo who wero present.
Mr, Stanton, of Kansas, moved that on
roll call, each Statu announce its commit
tee on credentials and also on organization.
' After considerable discussion tho roll
was called.
On motion of Mr. Hoffman, of Now
York, committees on credentials and or
ganization wero appointed to consist of
tho gentlemen whoso names had Just been
sent up.
Mr. Cor, of New York, moved tho adop
tion of tho rnles of last Democratic Na
tional convontion until otherwUo ordered.
Rocess was then taken till 4 r. M.
Tho convention roaasombled at a fow
minutes after 4, when thu committeo on
organization reported James R. Dooiittlo,
of Wisconsin, permanent president with
tho following vico-prcsldents nnd secreta
Alabama, "Win. M. Birds; Anknnsns, D.
"W. Carroll ; California, Hon. Eugeno
Casserly; Connecticut, D. A. Daniels,
Delowaro, J. U. Fuyner; Florida, Thomas
Rundcll; Georgia, "II. L. Banning ; Illi
nois, Win. M. Garrard; Indiana, Bnyliss
W. Hanna; Iowa, John II. Potors; Kan
sas, Isaac Sharp , Kontucky, C. II. Dorro;
Louisiana, 1J. F. Taylor ; Maine, "Win. II.
MsOrollis; Maryland, R.T.Banks; Mas
sachusetts, D. D. Brodlioad; Michigan, K.
II. Lnthrop; Minnesota, Wm. Loo; Mis
sissippi, J. W. C. AVatson; Missouri,
Silas Woodson ; Nebraska, John Black ;
Novadu, N. B, Wyman ; Now Hampshire,
G. M. W. Plttman ; Now Jorsoy, Albort
U.S. Lopo; Now York, Thomas Kinsolla ;
North Carolina, R. T. Armtlold; Ohio,
Alfred Galthor; Oregon, E. T. Colby;
Pennsylvania, Wm. McMullcn; Rhodo
Island, Lyman Piorco; South Carolina,
Wm. Aiken, Tennessee, Nell J. Brown;
Toxai, J. W. Henderson, Vormont, W.
T. llonibcr ; Virgina, Robert Ould; West
Virginia, Alien T. Carpenter; Wisconsin,
II. H. Grav; Dakota, Barllatt Tbtlpp;
District of Columbia, Robert 8. Morrill ;
Idado, B. F. Pattorson ; Now Mexico,
Charles P. Chavost,
Alabama, Albort O. Martin; Arkansas,
W. B. Blocker; California, Henry
George; Connecticut, N. V. Stevens;
Delaware, James 'Williams; Florida, T.
Bultzell; Georgia, C. W. Stylos ; Illinois,
J, H. Oberly ; Indiana, A. W. Whlttley
Iowa, S. B. Evans; Kansas, U. M.Ham
lotl; Kentucky, J. M. Hincs; Louisiana,
Wm. Levy; Maine, Albert Mooro; Mary
land, Tlios. U. Mooro ; Massachusetts,
C. O. Moore; Michigan, Henry M. Look;
Minnesota. J. J. Egan; Mississippi, J. M,
Allen; Mtssouri, D. J. Huentonj Ne
braska, W. A. Coleman: Nevada, G. W.
C. Berrv: Now Hampshire. Wm. Rand;
New Jersey, Leon Abbott; Now York,!
Lester II. Falkener; North Carolina, J.
A. Koglelmrdt; Ohio, E. S. Dodd; Penn
sylvania, Win. M. Randall; Rhodo Island,
W.D. Beach j South Carolina, J. F. Is
clar: Tonncssco, M. C. Galway; Texas,
It, S Walker; Vermont, Georgo II.
Weeks; Virginia, A. W. C. Nowlln;
West Virginia, Lowis Bakor; Dakota, T.
F. Selgeser ; District of Columbia, Thomas
Dickson; Idaho, Albert Heed; Utah, Z.
Toolo. For rending
Tho committee named E. II. l'errlno of
New York, A. T. Whittlesey of Indiana,
and Thomas U, Mooro of Maryland, and
for recording sccretaiy, James P. Barr, of
On motion, tho report of tho committee
on permanent organization was adopted
and the committeu discharged.
Senator Bayard, of Delaware, and Gov
ernor Hoffman, ot Now York, wero ap
pointed by tho chairman to escort the per
manent president to tbo chair.
On mounting the platform Senator Doo
iittlo was received with applause. Ho
soko as follows:
''Gentlemen of tho convention; 1 thank
you fur this great honor. Words cannot
lull how much I thank you, but you will
allow mo to pass at once trom what is per
sonal to speak of tho duly and purposes
which bring us hero. Two years ago,
nearly tlvo years after tho bloody period
of civil war had closed, the Liberal Re
publicans of Missouri (applause) feeling
keenly all tho evil of prucriptivo test
oaths, tho hates and.strifes tho passions of
war had loft ujKjn them, long after war
itself had ceased, aiid fueling keenly tho
effects of federal dictation in their local
elections, determined to organize a move
ment to restore equal rights to all our citi
zens, (applause) white as well as black,
(applause) to restoro local self government
and to arrest any further centralization of
federal power (applause.) They then said
this thing has gone far enough if not too
far. Tho timo has come when all honest
and patriotic Republicans must say halt
and reassert
of republican government, under which
the constitutional powers of the Federal
governmcntarodetincdand limited. Ap-
plauiu and cries or good!) moy satu tho
people of the States bavo tho right to gov
ern themselves in their own domestic af
fairs, upon the basis of the equality of all
thu States beforo tho constitution, and the
equality of all men beforo tbo law; Ap
plause on the principles of universal
loyalt), anmeity, suffrage and peace, tak
ing no steps backward, taking away no
right or no franchises which has been con
ferred on tho blacks, and pledging them
selves to support these franchises in tbeir
full vigor. i hey, also at tho same timo
demanded, in the name of peaco, in the
name of liberty, in tho name of republican
government itself, that freedom and equal
rights should bv restored to thu whlto citi
zens. Great upplause. They organized
nearly 40.000 strong and called upon
Gratz Brown applauso to head tbo
movement. They placed him in nomina
tion for Governor, and then what follow
ed ? Eighty thousand Democratic Re
publicans, cheers. looking upon the suc
cess of that movement as above any party
triumph, cheers, resolved to sustain it
with their whole strength. Tho lovo of
country, lovo of republican liberty and
lovooeaual rights to all men inspired
that union, and brought men to act togeth
er who had besn politically opposed to
each other all their lives, upon other
questions and in other times, nnd without
violating ciiner nonor, logic, ciuifciuiicu
or consistency on ciiner smc.
was based on higher grounds than ordin
arily controls political action. Great
applause. Even thoio who bad tougbt
against each other in battle clasped hands
over tho bloody chasm, renewed applause,
and side by side, like brothers, with hearts
Dealing in unison, uvHiing wuu u sirung
high purpose, they helped to bear tho llag
of a glorious liberty. That, gentlemen, is
liberal republicanism, cheers, ami that Is
democratic republicanism. Great ap-
nlausc.l Tho victory which camo from
that union was tho end of proscription, lest
oaths, and of strife nnd of nil disloyalty.
Inn worn
camo with that victory, nnd did not como
till then in Missouri, lntenso applause.
It redeemed that stato ; it gavo tho right
of freedom to 70,000 men who had been
bound and fettered. .Missouri is now a
freo stato in this union, with hor rights
and dignity nnd equality undor tho consti
tution, and not ono murmur of disloyalty
is anvwhero heard. By that union federal
dictation in Missouri, in thoir local elec
tions, was overthrown, nnd by that union
strifo and bate gnvo placo to penco nnd
good will. By that union liborty with
equal right lor all have given to that
stato au unbounded prosperity, nnd her
peoplo's Joy ts almost unspeakable. So
great is thoir toy and so complete tho suc
cess of tho llbornl republicans that that
stato was not content without making an
effort to oxtond tho samo union of liberal
and democratic republicans, nnd with it
tbo samo blessings of liberty, peaco and
fraternity to all the other states. Rounds
of applauso.l Accordingly, in tho Into
Convention Oil IIIO sm aiuruii m.i, mey
resolved to Invito liberal republicans in
all tho statos to meet them in n
On tho first of May that Invitation was ac
cepted. Thoro win, indeed, a great re
sponso; they camo by thousands, in such
vast numbers mat a uoicgnto convention
of tho representatives of all tho States was
formed, Loth frcm principles and from ne
cessity, to gives form to its proceedings,
Ainnyotino auics men oi tuo country,
lately leadomiu thu republican party wero
thvro, nnd took part in its deliberations.
Tho wero assured that n largo number of
liberal republicans in every Stato nnd from
ull portions of tho country stood behind
ready to sustain them, nnu tuoy wore mor
ally certain that tho 'millions whom wo
this day represent cheers would gladly
come to thoir support, nnd that tho number
of liberal republicans would reach half a
million or more, ureal cuoors.j xiiat
convontion presented n platform and
presontod candidates to tho country,
long and continued choers, and for vice-
president, o. urats mown, imore cneora.j
That convention for the promotion and
success of tbo principles declared in the
nlatform there enunciated, and for the
support of tbo candidates thsre nominated,
havo Invited nnd cordially welcomed tho
co-operation of nil patriotic citizens, with
out regard to previous political affiliations,
Thoio'nrlncipU wero cloarlv and concisoly
stated in tho platform Itself and restated
in tho letter of acceptance of Mr. Grceloy.
More cheors. Thoy aro well known to
you nil, nnd I will not restate them. For
weeks that platform nnd theso candidates
have beon before tho country.
A convention was thon called to noinln
ato Gen. Grant, hisses nnd tnndoro nnd
contlnuo the principles, practico and policy
of his administration. That convention
did its work. Hisses Between the
libornl republicans nnd tho followers of
mo urnnt administration, tho issuo is now
(cheors nnd cries for Greeley,) while these
ovunts wore passing, tho democratic re
publicans whom wo represent, held their
conventions in all tho Stales. Tho liberal
republican movement, tho example of
Missouri, the Cincinnati cinvention, its
platform and its candidates', with their let
ters of acceptance, wero all before theso
conventions which wero very largely at
tended by thoir nblcst men. Tho para
mount questtons boforo all these conven
tions wero, shall wo accept this Invitation
to co-operate with tho liberal republicans?
(Great applause.) Shall we adopt this
platform? (Loud cheors of yes, yes, and
some cries of never.) Shall we nominate
thu same candidates? (Yes, yes, yes, and
loud cheors,) or shall wc refuse to co-operate,
(nol notnlnato other candidates (no,
no, Grcolcy, Grecloy, and strive to elect
them over both tho tickets in tho field ','
Gentlemen, these are the questions which
you have to decido hero. That you will
decide them wisely I cannot doubt, nor
can nny one doubt who looks on this body
of men, representing as they do, thre'o
millions of citizens, and who fuel as every
ono mutt feel, tho high nnd patriotic pur
posQ which inspires you. Gentlemen,
what means this great unprising which
you everywhere seo; what means this
proposed union of three millions of demo
crat with a million of republicans ; what
means this union on n common platform,
and this proposed union upon tho same
candidates, a union so sudden, so compact,
so earnest, as to surprise its friend ami
conlound its enemies ? Applause A
union wnicn comes as mo wina comes,
which, to boirow a tlguro of speech, over
whelms tho ordinary currents of public
opinion as great storms always run coun
ter to turfaco currents. What means all
this? Thero is something, gentlemen, it
docs moan. It means tho establishment
of what is true, of what is Juit, of what Is
good in human government. Applause
It means no union of tho dead upon dead
issues, but a union of tho living upon tho
living issues of tho present. Applause.
It means no union for tho spoils of office,
applause, but it means a union of men
of the samo faith upon tbo great and
of the present hour; a frank, manly, hon
orable and equal union of men who have
tbo sagacity to see, and tbo mora courago
to acovpt the situation. Cries of "Good,"
and loud cheering. It means tho union
of men who havo mo sagacity to seo what
is past, and to deal with tho issues of tho
present, nnd for tho futuro to do their duty
to their country, tbeir God und their fel
low men. Applause. The issue of to
day is not the repeal of the Missouri com
promise, nor n question of slavery, in tho
territories, upon which tho republican
party was organized in 1850. It is not
upon that which followed tbo Lecornpton
constitution for Kansas, which divided tho
democratic party in twain, nnd elected
Abraham Lincoln to tho presidency in
18C0; it is not a question of secession nor
of war to put down n rebellion, nor of
abolition of slavery in tho statos by m li
tary order or by constitutional amend
ment, upon which Lincoln was re-elected
in 1804 ; nor yet is It a question of recon
struction, nor of a fourteenth or ilfieenth
amendment, nor a question of negro suf
frage, nor of the establishment by federal
power of universal suffrngo as a condition
precedent to tho states of tho south hav
ing nny rights ns states of tho union ; it is
none of theso questions that ia now in issue.
All ot theso tiavo been issues in the past,
great issues, sufficient in themselves to
croate and to dissolvo political pnrties be
or parties. Theso aro all past issues, thev
havo been fought out, fought to tho end,
on tho forum or on tho Held, and they aro
no more in issue to-day than tho Moxicnn
wnr or wnr of tho Revolution. (Ap
plause.J Wo would not no reopen them if
wo could, nnd thoy falsely and purposoly
misrepresent who say that wo would re
open them if we could. (Loud cheers,
(loud cheors) and first of nil it menus to
day for all nil other states of tho south whnt
is already dono in Missouri. Cheers.
Instead ot a proscrlptivo test oatti,s uspen
sion of tho habeas corpus nnd military
despotism, it means porsonal freedom for
all nnd republicnn government for nil
Loud applause Instead of .negro su
premacy, upheld by proscription and tho
bayonet, it means equal rights to
ull men. White as well us black. Loud
applause Instead of thloving govern
ments organized to plunder tubjugatcd
stutcs, it moans tho dominion onco moro
of Intelligence nnd integrity. Instead of
It means justice, liborty, peaco, loyalty
and good will. Gentlemen, tor our whole
country, oast, west, ncrlli nnd south, it
mean1) instead of a war president trained
only in in n military school wlioso wholo
character has beon formed in tho ideas,
arts, habits and despotism of n military
Hie; instead oi mis it moan a
cheers trained in tho ideas, arts, blessings
und republican simplicity of peaco and
universal freedom (loud cheors,) Ot
peaco not enchained, of liberty not under
nrrost awaiting trial, sontenco nnd execu
tion by drumhead court martini, but that
liborty nnd ponce which tho constitution
hat attempted to secure bv placing tlio
loud npplauso by prosontlng in full vigor
tho sacred writ of haboas corpus nnd by
tho right of trial by jury. Applause.
It moans also another thing, and perhaps
tho most important of thorn all: it menus
tho nrresv of centralization and the en
croaching power of the fodornl govern
ment loud cheers. It means to assort
tho vital principles of our republican sys
tem, In which it lives nnd moves nnd has
its being. It moans further, that consti
tutions aro mndo by the peoplo in thoir
sovereign capacity for tho express purpose
of denning and limiting tbo powers of
governments applauso; tho powers of all
govern monti, stato or national; it means
that we are determined that presidents and
governors, congress and state legislatures,
and nvory department of government shall
oboy tho constitution. Prolonged nn
plnuio. It means nlo it genuine civil
scrvico reform, beginning with tho presi
dential office. Applnuso and laughter.
It means to put uu end forever to certuiu
practices which havo gtown up with tbo
administration, and which havo driven so
many or tho ablest republicans to Join this
liberal movement, nnd which havo deeply
wounded the hearts of all republicans as
well as nil democrats In tho country.
L'lppiause.j rruewcos wnicn novcr ex
isted undor any other administration :
which nre but too will known to nil the
world, nnd which our nation's good rcpu
lauon win not permit us to mention.
(.Cheers. It mean nlso to givo strength
and stability to ourflnancial uffairs nnd our
national credit, by -brineinc honesty.
economy and fidelity to every position of
sue rcucrni anu or mo tjtnio nna munici
pal administration where public moneys
nro collected nnd disbursed. Cheers. it
means, nlso, tho honest payment of nil our
obligation. Renewed npplnuse. It
muans to givo n higher tone und greater
vigor to tho ndmlnstration of our
so as to command tho respect and confi
dence of our own people, and of all the
civilized world. Finally, It means to placo
in the highest offices ot our government
men of whom alt tho world will say:
','i'hcy aro honest, and thoy aro capable."
Applause. Genilumen, 1 havo thus brief
ly stated thu situation, duties and purpojc
which brings us here. A great responsi
bility rests upon this convention. If its
action shall bo such, and I doubt not it
will be, us to put an end to tho misrule
which lor tho lust fow years has allllcted
our beloved country; this generation, and
generations to como ufier us, will remem
ber with prido and gratitude thu conven
tion at Baltimore, of thu 9th of July, 187:!.
Amid loud and long continued np'platue,
Mr. Dooiittlo thon took Ins seat.
Tho vicc-yresiccnts then, upon invita
tion of the president, came forward and
took their seats on tho platform,
Tho presidont Tbo chair awaits tho no
tion of tho convontion ; ho understands
that no committeo on resolutions has been
appointed. What is plcnsuro oi tho con
vention ?
Goneral McCIcarriand, of Illinois I
movotbatu committeo of ono from each
stato bo named by tho rospectivo delega
tions and bo appointed u committeo on
Tho president Tbo irentloman from
Illinois will please send up his proposition
in writing.
G. G. Perkins, of Kentucky, then offer
ed tho following resolution :
Resolved, That a oummilteu on resolu
tions, composed of one dulegato from cash
stale, bo oppointoJ by tho president upon
the suggestion of tho chairman of each
suta delegation upon u cull by states.
Tho resolution was adopted, und in pur
suance tberoof tho states wore called,
when tho following named gentlemen
were anuounced to constitute tho
Alabama, Charles L.Scott; Arkansas,
Goneral Jumus F. .Bacon ; California, Wm.
N. Given; Connecticut, Alfred E. Burr ;
Dulawaru, Thomas a; Bayard; Florida,
Chandler II. Smith; Georgia, Isaac W.
Avery; Illinois, Aaron Shaw; Indiana,
Henry W. Harrington ; Iowa, Charles
Mason; Kansas, John Murtin; Kentucky,
Robert Mallory ; Louisiana, John M.
Siudigo; .Maine, T. II. Hubbard; Mary
land, .Montgomery uiatr; Jlussaehuielts,
sj. atevens; Jiicnigan, isanc m. Train;
Minnesota, C. 11. Rcscry; Mississippi,
Ethel Bardalo; Missouri, Wm. Hyde;
Nebraska, E. W. Thomas; Nevada,
Georgo D. Perry, Now Hampshire,
Harry Binghum; New York,
William Casurly ; North Carolina, Thot.
L. Clingmaii, Ohio, J. F. McUinnoy;
Oregon, .Joseph 11. Kilby ; Pentisyvaniii,
Daniel J. Randall; Rhodo Island, N. N.
Vanvack; South Carolina, W. B. O'Con
nor; Tennessee, John 11. Savage; Texas,
Georgo W. Smith; Virginia, John Ji.
Baldwin; West Virginia, Henry Bren
non ; Wisconsin, Edward S. Bragg.
Tbo president The.o gentlemen named
by thu sovoral delegates aro appointed by
tbo chair as members of thiicommitteo nu
resolutions, pursuant to tho resolution
A deleg'ato from tho committee movod
that there bo uddod to tho list of slates al
ready called, tbo District of Columbia,
und that sho bo allowed i mommbcr on
tho committeo on resolutions.
Another delegate moved to amend by
adding " and from each of tho territo
ries," which amendment was accepted liy
tbo mover of the resolution.
II. B. Smith of Vermont. Mr. Chair
man I don't desiro to say a word against
the territories or tho District of Columbia,
but about tho interest of those territories,
I desiro to preserve tlio usages, practices
und principles of the democratic party.
It Is hardly in accordance with those prac,
ticos, to lot tho fuoblo organizations of tho
territories como in hero and control the
action of tho older and larger states. I
therefore am opposo.l to tlio resolution.
Nicholas Hathaway, of .Massachusetts.
I move that tho resolution of tho gentle
man from Connecticut bo laid on thu table.
Tho qucstioo was put upon tho motion
to lay upon tho table, and it was carried.
Various delegates tout to the ohalr reso.
lotions which, iihdur thn rule already
adopted, wuru referred to tbo committeo on
rosolutlods without reading. Among them
theso wero tlio following :
By M. A. Dotighurty, of Ohio :
Resolvod, That buliuving thu safety and
welfare of tho country demand at this
time, Iho united uctlon of nil patriotic citi
zens, however widely they mny havo dif
fered or may now ditlor on political opin
ions, to effect a clmngo in tlio administra
tion of tho goneral government, and bo
llovihg nlso, that in tho present crisis of
publio affairs 'tho Democratic party can
best promote the Interests of tho country
by not presenting candidates from its own
ranks for president nnd vice president,
nnd by cordially uniting in support of tlio
candidates yrosontcd by tho liberal repub
licans tli rough tlmlr conuentlon at Cinulu
nattl : therefore wo do hereby nomlnuto
Horace Grcoloy, of Now York, for presi
dent of tho United States, and B. Grutz
Brown, of Missouri, for vico president of
tho United States,
Ity 8. F. Butler, of Callfornsn;
Resolvod, That wo recognize and accept
tho doctrine of civil equality of nil niun,
without regard to color or past condition,
as a fixed und established principle, which
as a party wo will not attempt to chiine;
and wo will in good faith support, sustain
and defend tho fourteenth and flftconth
amendments to tho constitution as tho par
amount law of tho land.
By Jus. Gallaghor, of Cincinnati, look
ing to the indorsement of femnlo suffrngo.
liy A. Minor, of J tab, n resolution la
voring such modification of, tho rules as
shall admit Territorial dolegates to full
membership In democratic national con
ventions. By W. O. Cunningham, of Kentucky,
expressing It to be tho duty of all pntriols
to lay aside rorsonal and party perferenccs
nt this time, nnd to combine to defeat
tyranny, usurpation nnd misrule, nnd to
preiervo tho oxlsteneo of a free nation.
By tho Alabama delegation, desiring
tlio restoration of tho constitution nnd of
equal rights to every Suto and citizen,
rni0 'J1"1 cnJ RCceptirig tho nomination
or Oreolny and Brown, and indorsing tho
Cincinnati platform n restated In Gree
ley s letter of acceptance.
Biylcss W. Hennn, of Indiana, offered
tho following resolution :
Resolved, That all resolutions portaln
ing to tho platform of principles to bo
ndopted by tho convention bo referred to
tho committeu on resolutions without de
bate. A Now York dolegnta I move to
amend they bo bo roferred, without read
ing. Loud crlos of "no."
Tho qucMtion being put on tho nmend
mont, it was agreed to, and tho resolution,
ns nmended, was adopted.
D. S. Dickman, chalrmnn of tho com
mitteo on credentials, said Ills committeo
was ready to report. Tho secretary read
tho report ns follows: "To tho Demo
cratic national convention, nt Baltimore
njsoniblcd Your committeu on creden
tials do respectfully report that on nciill
of tho states, they nil report thuir delega
tions full, with no contested scats, and
that tho number of scats in tho convention
is 735. Texas reports twenty delegates,
nnd your committeo recommend that they
bo nllowcd seats on thu floor, but only to
cast tho fight votes to which tho stato is
entitled. our committee lurtlicr recom
mend that ti.o delegates present from tho
sovcral territories bo entitled to seats up
on thu floor without n vote. Your com
mittee, through thoir secretary, here
with transmit to tho convention an nc
curuto and corroctcil list of delegates from
thu several slates of tho union, all of which
is now respectfully submitted.
D. S. Dickman, Ch'n.
Tlio nuostion was nut nnd thu n-nori of
tho committeo was ngreed to.
William U. Rankin, of Now ' Jnriv.
thon moved that tho convention n.tlmirn
till to-morrow at l'i o'clock. Tho motion
was lost.
On motion of Governor Hoffman. nT
New York, tho convention voted that
when they udjourn they adjourn to incut
at 10 o clock to-morrow.
Clarkson W. Potter lli?n movod tlmt
tho convontion adjourn, but tho motion
was lost.
On motion of n delegate from Connecti
cut, tho convention then proceeded to call
tho roll of tho 6tatcs alphabetically, for tho
purpose oi naming memners oi
the national executive committee.
Tho following is a list of tho members
of tho committee as thus announced :
Alabama, 'Jhos. A. Walker, Jacksonville;
Arknnsns, S. R. Cockrcll, Pino Bluffs;
California, F. C. McCoppin, San Frnncis
co; Connecticut, Wm. JI. Itanium, Lime
Kock ; Delaware, Chas. lieustur, Odessa;
Florida, Chas. E. Dyke, Tullahasseo;
Georgia, A. R. Wright, Augusta; Illinois,
Cyrus 11. McCormlck, Chicago; Indiana,
Thos. Dowling, Torre Haute; Iowa, 31.
31. Hall, Dubuquo; Kansas, Isauc Eaton,
Leavenworth ; Kentucky, H. D. Mclienry,
Hartford; Louisiana, 11. D. Ogden, Now
Orleans; Maine, L. D. M. Swills, Portland;
Mnryland, A. Leo Knott, Baltimore;
Massachusetts, F. O. Prine, Boston;
Michigan, Win. A. Moore, Detroit: Min
nesota, Wm. Lochrun, Minneapolis; Mis
sissippi, J. II. Sharp, Columbus; Missouil,
Jno. G. Priest, St. Louis ; Nebruska, G
I. Miller, Omtiba ; Nevada, Thos. II. Wil
liams, Virginia City ; Now Hampshire,
W. V. B. Edknrly, .Manchester j'New Jer
sey, T. F. Randolph, Morristown : Now
York, A. Schell, New York; North Caro
lina, M. AV. Hanson, Wcldhi ; Ohio, J. O.
Johnson, Columbus; Oregon, R J. Ladd,
Portland; 1'onnsvlvania, James D. llurr,
Pittsburg; Rhodo Island, 11. I. Gideon,
Bradford, Providcnco; South Carolina,
Thomas G. Simmons, Charleston ; Tonnes
see, Wm. Bate, Xushvillu; Texas, T. S.
Stockdule, Indlanola; Vermont, 11. B.
Smith, .Milton; Virginia, John Gordon,
Norfolk; West Virginia, J. Ii. Hodge,
Martinburg; Wisconsin, Georgo II. Paul,
When New York was called, Governor
Hoffman rose nnd mid Mr. lioimont hud
presented to tho New York delegation a
lnttor declining reappointment upon tho
national executive committee, and tho del
egation with entire unanimity wished to
present tho nnmo of August Sclioll. Tho
mention of Belmont's nnmo was received
witli cheers and tho announcement of his
declination with n general expression of
rcgrot. Nearly all tho names mentioned
wero received with appUuso. Tho Penn
sylvania nomination, James P. Barr, of
tho Pittsburg 'Post,' mid tho Illinois elec
tion of Cyrus McCormlck, calling fortli
rounds of cheors.
A delegate from Now York I move
that this convention do now nnminnto
candidates for president and vice-president
of tho United States.
A Gontlemnu from Indiana I move
that tho convontion now adjourn.
Tho chairman Beforo putting that mo
tion, I desiro to stato that tho committeo
on resolutions will meet nt tlio rooms of
tlio Now York delegation, nt tho Carroll
ton Iiotiio, this oveiilng. Tlio national
oxecutivo committee will also moet in this
building at 8 o'clock this ovening.
Mr. Hathaway, of Massachusetts In
ordor to oxpedito business, I movo that
tho committeo on resolution!) bo instructed
to report to tbo convention Immediately
aftor assembling to-morrow morning.
Tlio chairman Tho motion is not in or
der ponding n motion to adjourn.
Tlio convention thon adjourned till 10
o'clock to-morrow morning.
Baltimore, July 10 -Tho dolegates gen
erally wore in their scats by lOo'clock. A
second brass band, located in tho upper
gallery, ontortnlucd tho audience with va
rious airs, Dlxlo, My Maryland, and Yan
koo Doodlo boltig equally applauded, A
quarter nftor 10, tho chairman, ox-Sonator
Dooiittlo, called tho convontion to ordor
nnd tho Rov. Dr. Lcybum, of Baltimore,
addressed tho throno of Grace.
This platform was ndopted in committeo
by nil tho states except Delaware, Missis
sippi, Georgia and Oregon. Ho moved
tho adoption of the report and also moved
tho provious question,
Mr. Unynrd, of Delaware, inquired
whether tho previous question, another
nnmo for gag Jaw, had become a law of
democratic conventions, without notice to
Tbn !,!. .t.l it.. - .t
adopted tbo rules or tho boMSO of reprcsen
tntives, so tho motion of Mr. Barr was In
A gentloman nnm-nlrd far & w!ttirari
cf tho motion, In order to allow it abort do
bate. Mr. Barr said ho felt compelled to decline.
There was some confusion with calls of
Mr, Barr, of Connecticut, announced
tho committeo on resolutions as ready to
report. Thoy enmo to tho piaiiorm, una
nt his request tho reading clerk, Mr. Por
rino, rend a report recommending tho adop
tion of tho resolutions already adopted by
tho liberal republican convention at Cin
cinnati. Cheers. In order that there
should bo no misapprehension as to theso
resolutions, Mr. Barr called for their read
ing in full to tho convontion, which was
dono, eac.h plank of tho platform being
rccoivod with applause. Tbo ono-terni
plank wnsespoclally well received. Theso
choors woro given at tho close.
Mr. Uarr explained that tbo resolutions
wero tbo Cincinnati platform exactly,
with nothing addod and nothing excludod.
"question," "dobnte," Ac.
lnoclinir nnnounci
need Oinl llari nt rVtn-
nectlcut, was entitled to ono hour to da.
balotho resolutions; also that tho eontle
man from Delaware, Bayard, had appealed
for ten minutes, nnd that Uarr had con
ceded this request, as Bayard is n member
of tho commlilco on resolutions.
ii yard's protest.
Mr. Bayard took tho platform and said:
Whilo tburo was no disposition to carp at
und oppose men bocnuse of former politi
cal opinions, ho hoped tho great democrat
ic organization would bo allowed to havo
nn independent expression of Its own bon
ct sentiments. Cheers. Why tako tho
cut nnd dried resolutions of nnother
organization'' Applauso. Why have
thu opinions of oilier men, not chosen by
us, beon forced down our throats ns our
I'iiiuiuua i ii ij proposcu noro that wo
shall go before tho country for the first
timo without our own independent ex
pression of principles. It is not just nor
wiso to ask us to go Into this campaign
under tho clothing of u minority. fCalls
for "time, timo." J
Tho chair anuouucod that Barr, out of
respect for thu minority had consented to
givo Bnyard ten minutes more.
Another Connecticut dolegato objected
to any man's occupying tho timo of tho
convention in this way. Applauso and
Thu cliiiir called them to ordur und re
minded tlio dolegates that this was n repre
sentative assemblage, and urged a respect
ful hearing for uny ono who occupied the
floor, whether they npproved Ills senti
ment or not.
Mr. Bayard llnnlly remmcd, arguing
the necessity for sotnu expression of opin
ion upon thu question of tho exerciso of
thu federal military power, under cover of
legislation lo enforco tho fourteenth and
fftiecnth constitutional amendments. If
tho convention failed in this tnero would
bo serious disappointments. In conclusion,
lio protested itgulnt adopting tho report
us u whole, and nsked a separato vote on
the Severn! distinct propositions pending.
a test vote.
A voto was thon taken in tho previous
Ayo. Nay.
Alabama lo to
Arkansas 12
California 11 1
Connecticut 11! 0
Delaware 0 2
Florida lo
Georgia 1 21
Illinois V
Indiana 30
Iowa 21;
Kentucky ill
Louisiana tj 10
Maine 14
.Maryland 14 2
Massachusetts 'J4
Michigan 2:2
.Minnesota 10
.Mississippi lc
.Mis.-ouri 2t 4
Nebraska 0
Nevada t
New Hampshire 10
New Jersey I... 18
Now York 70
North Carolina 'JO
Ohio 41
Oregon c
Pennsylvania 3 SI
Rhode Island (i
South.Citrolina a 11
Tennessee '2 1
Texas 10
Vormont 10
Virginia 22
Wo,t Virginia :i a
Mr. Connor, of South Carolina, said ha
recruited that thoro should have been any
dillereneu of opinion. All other issues
should bo merged into tho singlo ono of
dol'catlng thn re-election of tho present
national administration. Ho said tho Re
construction Acts and Thirteenth, Four
teenth and Fifteenth Constitutional
Amendment had boe'i accepted. Public
opinion was higher than tho government,
and superior to any declarations by the
convention. Applause. Thero was no
thing left as nn 'Usiio now but to save the
nation from destruction by corruption.
Hit reviewed ripidly nnd critically tho
fureign policy (I the ndmiiii-trulion and
urged n union ol the whole nation to de
feat tho ur hallowed purposes tmd shiftless
policy of the present government. His
allusion to thu prospective election of
Groeloy was received with grent applauso.
As to the Fifteenth Axicndment, ho
would be tho last man to attempt to wrest
from four millions of freed men tho right
of suffrngo. Great applause.
THE views or TEXAH.
Judge Roagan, of Texas, followod. He
said it was supposed among his people that
tho democratic party could nut succeed nt
tho oloUlon as n distinct party. There
fore they had como hero to unite with
their brethren from the wholo country in
otlectlngsueh nn arrangement as will unllo
democrats with ull honest opponents of
thondminlstrntioii. It was wisdom, there
fore, to tako tho Cincinnati platform.
Why refuse to accept tho situation and
imidotho best of U?
Mr. Buru.dule, of Jlisslsslppl, asked if
it was admissablo to tako n separate voto
in each resolution. Tho chair answered
no. " m tlio previous iiuesticii had been
ordered. , , .
Mr. Barki-dnle Then I nk the unani
mous consent of tho convention to a dotl
slou of the voto. Cries of " no, no."
Mr. McRao, of Tennessee, made an f
fort to obtain the floor. Ho waa finally
recognized by tha chair, and proceeded
with an excited protest agalnet the cutting
off of debate. Cries of sit down j call the
roll, call the roll."
The roll of states was called oa the mats
question of the1 adoption of tba plalforss,

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