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fIs Letter in Anywer To His Noti
A LBANY, N. Y., August 19.--The
following was received to-day by
('ol. Lamont, secretary to Gover
or Clevoland, who is at Upper Sa
ranca lake, with instructions to
make it public on receipt:
AiANtuy, N. Y., August 18,'84.
-Gentlemen: I have received
your communication dated July
,)8, 1884, informing me of my nom
ination to the offlce of President
of the United States by the nation
at democratic cSnvention, lately
assembled at Chicago. I accept
the nomination with grateful ap
preciAtion of the supreme honor
conferred and a solemn sense of
the responsibility which, in its ae
repjtance, I assume.
I have carefully considere d the
platform adopted by the con ven
tion, and cordially a pprove the
same. A plain statement of the
lemocratih laws and principles up
on which that party appeals lo the
suffrages of the people needs no
supplement or explanation. It
sI1ould be remembered that the of
fice of president is essentially exe
,.utive in its nature. The laws
enacted by the legislative branch
of the government the chief execu
I ive is bound faithfully to enforce,
and when the wisdom of the polit
ical party which selects one of its
members as a nominee for that of
fice, has outlined its policy aud
declared its principle, it seemas to
me that nothing in the character
of the office or the necessities of
the case requires more from the
candidate ace-lpting such nomina
lion th an the suggestion of certain
Well known truths, so absolutelv
vital to the safety and welfare of
t he nation. that they cannot be too
often recalled or too seriously en
forced. We proudly call ours a
government by the people. It is
not such when a class is tolerated
which arrogates to itself the man
agement of public affairs, seeking
to control the people instead of~
representing them. Parties are
the necessar'y outgrowths of our
institutions, but the government is~
not by people when one party fas-t
tens its control upon the country
and perpetuates its power by ca
oling and betraying the people,
insteadl of serving them. Govern
ment is not by the people when the
result, which should represent the
intelligent will of free and think
ing men, is or can be determined
by the shamneless corruption of
their suffrages.
When an election to office, to be
a selection by the voters of one of
their number, to assume for the
time a public~ trust, instead of his
dedicatli tt.the professio4 of po1.
tes ;iyhe the hold~ers of' the hel
lot', qum(kkened by a sense of duty,
shall avenge truth betrayed and
pl'edges brokeA, and when suffrage
shall be altogether free and uncer
ra~pted, the realization of a goYetn
menit by the people i be a hand
and of the means- to this end not
one would, in my judgeMet, be
more effectual than an amendmemt
to the constitution disqualifying
the president from re-election.
When we consider the patronage
of this great offlee, the alluremerits
of power, the temptation to retain
public places once gained, and
more than all, the availability a
party fin:Is in an incumbent, when
a herd of office holders, with the
zeal born of benefits received, and
fostered by the hope of favors. yet
to come, stand ready to aid with
money and trained political ser
vice, we recognize in the eligibili
ty of the president for re-election
a most serious danger to taat calm,
deliberate and intelligent politie'nt
action which nu8t characterize a
government by the people.
True American sentiment rec
ognizes the (ig1ity of labor, an11d
the fact that honor lies in honest
toil. Contented Libor, is an ele
ment of national prosperity. A bil
ity to work constitutes the CApital
and the wages of the laborer, the
income of a vast number of our
population, and this interest should
be jealousl)Irotected. ( Our work
ing men are not asking ujn)ea(onar
ble indulgeuc,. but as intelligvnt
and manly citiz-.ns they seek the
same consideration which those de
mand who have other interests at
stake. They should receive their
full share of the care and atten
tion of those who mike an .l exe
cute the laws, to the end that the
wants and needs of em)ployers and
employed shall alike he subserve i,
and the prosperitY of the 'iOtrv,
fihe Commnion i heritage of blt h, ie
As relates to this subj ct, while
we should not, discouracge the im
migration of th'se who coln tol
acknowledge al!e iance to oir
goverment, and nd I to ouJr citizen
)opulation,yct as a means of pro
tection to our workinog men, a dif
ferent rule should prevail cincern
ing those who, if they come or are
brought to our land, don't intend
to become Amer'icans, hut will in
j uriously compete with those just..
ly entitled to our field labor. In
my letter accepting the lnmina
tion to the otflee of governor, near
13y iwo years ago, I made the fol
lowing statemnent, to which I have
steadlily adhered, "The lahoring
classes constitute the main part of'
our1 popuilationi. They should be
protected in their efforts peace~a
bly to assert their rights. whben en
d angered by aggregatedl capital,
and all the statutes on this sub
ject should recognize the care of
the state for honest toil, and be
framed with a view of improving
the condition of the workingman
being inseparably con nected. With
in the integrity of our institutions,
none of our citizens are more In
terested than tbey in guarding
against any corrupting influences
which seek to prevent the benefi.
cient purposes of our goverment,
and none should be mnore watch
ful) cf the artful machinations oft
those who allure them to self-in
flicted injunry.
Ina frt ena. ..
ment of the absolute rights of an
individual should only be such as
is essentail to the peace and good
order of the con mun'ity, The lim
it between proper subjects of gov
ernmment control and those which
can be more fittingly left to the f
moral and self-imposed restiaint
of the citizens, should be careful
ly kept in view. Thus laws un
necessarily interfereing with
the habits and customs of our peo
ple, which are not offensive to the
eivilized world, and which are eon
sistent with good citizenship and
public welfare, are, iiwise and
The commerce of the nat0ion to a
great extent determlIines its suprem
acy. Cheap and easy transporta
tion should, therefore, be liberallv
fostered within the limit of the con
stitution. The generaf goverment
Should so i1prove and protect its
natural water ways as will enable
the pro.lucers of the country to
reach prolitable iiarkets. ' The
people pay the wages of the public
employee'. and they are (t ited tot
fair and honv'st Workb wlich the
money thus paid should tihus coi
miiatd. It is tle (uty of those in
truste: I viti the umanagement of'ii
these affkairs to see tdftt such pub
lie service is forthie unin).
The seeand retention of
b tiaStes in grovernenl(1t emn
ployment shouild depend on thir1
ascertained fitnes<; and the value t
Of their work, and they should be'
n' ithlier expCted n1.)r allowed to dot
uestionable party seI'vice. I'le
interest of the people will h., het
teri p)oteCte 1, the estiiate or pub
lie labor an I duty w'ill be iimimiense
ly improvod, public employment
vill be open to all who cain deion
strate tleir fitness to enter it. Un
semly scranl es for p1ave iler
tle govcrnment, with the conuse- I
quent importunity which embitters
o!lci:l lif'e, will cease, and the pub
lic decpartmnents will not be filled
wijth thiose who conceive it~ to b
theirI firzst d1uty to aidl the Partyt
which they owe thir places, in
stead of rendering an h)onest~ return
to the people. I believe thait the
puIblic temper is suchd that th evo-,
ters of' the land are prepared tol
sulpport the party which gives the
best pr'omise of' admninister'ing the
government in an homnest, simple
and plain manner, which is con
sistent with its chiarter and~ pur"- I
poses. Thely heave lear'ne.I that
mystery and (concealmient in the1
management of their affairs cover
the tricks and betr'ayals of states.
manship they require consists in
honesty andl frugality, a prompjt re
sponse to the needls of the peoplo
as they arise, and a vigilant pro
tection of all their varied interests.
If I abould be called to the chief
magistracy of the nation by the
suffrages of my fellow-citizens, I
will assme the duties of thatt high
offic'e with a solemn determination
to dedicate every effort to the
eountry's good, and with an hum
b)le reliance upon the favor. atnd sup
port of the Supreme Being, who 1~
believe, will aiways bless honest
ious discharge of public duty.
N OTICE ri hereby given that my
BLACK JACK will beat Easley
ron 3 o'clock onl each Monday and all
hrotgh esday. t Liberty each
eatnnlay, and at my residence, near 18
dile,diring the other part of the week,
egilumim~g at Easley on the 11th of
\tigmst int. All jrsoin interested
vill please make a note of this. .
antg 8 3m
Wan tel for
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., Portland. Maine. may 23 l v
,)I Final gettlement & Discharge.
N OTICE is hereby given that we
dvil apply to J. 11. NEWTON,
judge of Prbate. nl Sat1Udav, Sep
4fe11ikher 13h, for Finil Kettlemenit aId
I )sch:rgv, of ihe Estate of iterlilng II.
[T I A'
vith I-d Tin Tag; Dtomw 1feafFine
:1)t ('hewing; 'avy clippi Ia", a)
ek, Browni and yllowy SNUFF i S rv
he. besit and chea tquality consi..
A- P R IZE . f(). u"~t~p
ud receive free a costl ox of goQ
vhieb wvill help yon to Ilore 1'muev
-ight away than anything else in thi4
vorld. All.of ither sezx4succeed fiom
irst houar. '1he hroad ro:MI to fortune
>lpen before the wor'ker., ahsolntely
re. At onee addre, lTa & Co.,
Aiugita. Maine. may '3 IV
Lime! Lime! Lime!
D~ither in CJar Load Lots or'
Oct 12--tf
>OSta1ge.and~ we~ will ma~iIlt ou e *.x
Oval, valua le box of $;!;nnih'~ixsIh
nlii putt't you t he way of maiking mm-te
mioney mn a few~ (days than ,01 me
al not requiredl .We will stat vou.Yiut
an1I work all the time or in spare tiuum:
1ly. The work is mt1verHally adtapt44
o) bothlisexes.yon am)i)) 21( ol~I Yo cart
a~Siern ro 5103 cnts I to$5 every
venbing '1hat aull who want \vork may
es.t the i bness, we lmke tis~ tunpaiI.r
dieIted tofferi to all who are not well
atlalled we ill sendo $1 to) pay for i
i'oubhle oAf w-iting ug. Fnll psarticularxs
breetiona.et e..sent II free. . Fortun 1es wvir
>e pbad.. by I hose wt ha Ge t heir w hole
time to the work. tireit success. absc
Addrvrs MisksoS' & C'o.. .Portland~
- marw23 lv
rM all its hvnches, done~ by
. Ealey,, 8, C.
Giv'e him ai call R~ an. iurf..m.,o -Wi

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