Newspaper of The New York Herald, August 13, 1848, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated August 13, 1848 Page 1
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Til NO. 5182. Tie rKOCEKDIHGS or the r&xszt soil ccrfVJSSJTxou, at BUFFALO. SECOND DAY. morning session. Buffalo, August lu, The remarkable combination of semi-politicians at the North who arc holding their Convention in this city, are attempting to give to the anti-Slavery movement which has been begun at the North, 1 something of the character of the French revolution of 184d: they are comparing and contrasting ; the abolition agitation in America with the revolt i of the French and German people, and they assert ] that the objects of these different movements are j similar in every respect. Both parties, they say, are engaged in carrying out the same principles of free dom and equality, and the revolutionists in Ante- j rica would be justified ia resorting to the same means to secure the success of their principles as were adopted by the revolutionists in Europe. Thi3 view of the movement in favor of emancipation and the non-extension of slavery is, to say the ; least, \ery original und perhaps very incorrect. In ^ no popular convention which I ever attended in tins country, have I seen so much enthusia-m?so much zeal?or so much disregard of personal corn- J fort, :n order to get an opportunity to listen to the I proceedings ol the covention. The truth is, that I upon this particular question relative to the exten- ! sion of slavery, the mass ol the people of the North- i ern States are gelling infected with the ideas and j views of the ultra abolitionists; the infection is j spreading like the cholera, and the result will be 1 that this new combination of parties at the North wit I make a much more formidable imprecision in the noxt ; presidential election than is generally imagined or be- : lleveu. The morniDgof the second day of the Buffalo Convention was cloudless and sunny, the weather thus far has been very favorable for the anti-slavery people. The heat of the sun was. however intense this morning. the thermometer marking ninety degrees. Conolderable anxiety exists among the friends of Van Burcn this morning, in regard to the issue of this day's proceedings. There is some suspicion among them, that the ultra abolitionists intend to play them false At eight o'clock this morning, ten thousand people had assembled in the I'ark. where there were a number of speakers waiting to address them, until the hour for the meeting of the convention arrived At nine o'clock the hour designated for the meeting of that body, the number present bad swelled to fifteen or j twenty thousand persons. As on the first day, there i was a large sprinkling of colored ladies and gentlemen among the audience. The people evinced an un- ; diminished interest in the proceedings and. in fact, as the hour approached for the final solution of the questions pending before the convention, the anxiety and excitement seemed to increase on every side. There are a number of nutioual reform delegates in the city, who are going to bring what they call -'the true issue " in regard to free soil, before the convention. This means, of course, the freedom of the public lands to actual settlers. These national reform gentlemen, it will be remembered, introduced several impracticable propositions into the late I'tica Conventlon, to which that body would not agree. Their resolutions in favor of the freedom of the public lands were, however, adopted by the I'tica Convention, in a modified form ; and, I think that the Buffalo Convention will hardjy consent toVndorse the principles of the will not be adopted without some important qualifications. The PsrsiPKMT, the son of the late John Quincy Adams, took his scat at nine o'clock this morning, and called the convention to order. He introduced The Hev. SamvklJ. Ma>. of Syracuse, who offered up a prayer, as follows :?Almighty l?od, the father of the whole family of man. the governor of the nations of the earth, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, we reverently bow before tbeo. as the High and Holy One to whom nil submission and reverence is due. We rejoice that the hearts of all men are in tby hands, and trust that we may not swerro from the way that is right and necessary so ns to unite in eternal virtue, with unanimity among ourselves, with due regard for others, snd with peace in our own souls. We confess before thee, thou ever present witness of all that has transpired In our highly favored country; we confess before thee, the sin of our nation, that tremendous iniquity, by which millions of our children arc kept in i bondage ; by which the child is torn from the parent, ! the father from the family, and the brother from the , sister. We rejoice that the hearts of the nation are | touched, that the consciences of the people are touched, and coming up with one accord before thee, ' to manifest the necessity of regret for the past, and to unite in repentance. And now we invoke thy bless- I ing on this Convention, that bas assembled for the J high and holy purpose for which it has been called j together, to call out the proper spirit among her chil- i dren. aught of love of freedom and righteous- | Bess is found. And thou, also, we pray, look on our i just works, look on the fervent prayers of that party | who are here assembled in the cause of justioa. of ; truth, and of love, and may these preside over, con- ' trfl. and direct all the measures of this assembly. W> pray thee. on tnis occasion, mat inev may >e leu to act with due regard to the interests and the neces- > i-ities cf the country, and the world |on those high and | holy principles, in which hereafter, a* citizs as, and as , men, we are determined to act. for the glory ot God, the good of our country, and the redemption ot the oppressed, and those high principles that are to be declared, by the man who is to be selected to propound them, may be such a man as will fear God and hato iniquity. Hereafter may peace, justice, and judgment run down our streets like water, and righteousness as an overflowing stream. And that which brought us together here, may it increase in justice, strength and determination, until our country shall be freed from the stain that is upon it. that country which hug , over be?n the usylum of the oppressed of other nations We trust that we shall accomplish tke high purposes which our fathers designed, and that wc shall establish in our country, on a surebasU, a republic, that will be a republic indeed? n d that will ! shower its light on ail the nations of the earth, and | eerre as a beacon light to all those that are struggling , against oppression in the old world, and for civil and religious freedom. May we one and all become Christians, not in name, but in deed aad in truth?living, acting and being with C'hr'it, and in his name, to whom all honor end glory, thanksgiving and praise be due, now and forevtr?Amen Mr. Tracv. of Connecticut, here came forward and tendered his resignation as one of the members of the I Committee on Re-olutions in favor of Mr. J. G. Carried Of that Slate, which was accepted. Mr. Bbioos, of Ohio, was here loudly called for. and theu addressed the Convention He said Mr. President, | fellow-citizens, what means this vast assemblage? For what have we come here T What called jou from your homes ? It must be some great and mighty purpose that has moved jour Henri*, and nrougut you irom your home*. (I.oud applause ) These glorious ahouU rbow that von have tven moved for the great purpose of human freedom ^ our heart* ha\n brought you together. to mingle vrith the rational.thinking and determined multitude. (App1nu?e ) I he principles that have brought u* together are based upon eternal truth and s ternal r'ght We ore determined this day toatrike tha blow for ouiEi-'lorlous and mighty land?for ourselves nnd forfrei dom?a blow by wlileha moral revolution will be set In motion, that will roll on aeeumulattng in rower, until not a vestige or iota of slavery will be left In this land, which was given us by our fathers. As a " II ticket r whig."' I do not car* what aort of candidate you may select for the Presidency, provided lie he opposed to slavery. I will only say. as the old maid Bald when she prayed for a husband Oh I.ord, oh l ord, I pray tin e to grant me a husband?I eare not what sort he may he. provided he be a man " (Immoderate roars of laughter. Every lover of freedom of upeeeh ? every lover of freedom of opinion - of thought nd of action aye, of free niggers too, will rally under our standard. We come not here to speak about the tarkl, but upon the rights of man We come not here to icgulate the currency, hut we come here to regulate human freedom and thoee great prinloples without which man Is a mere machine, and human thought la a great nothingness We oome hern to protect th? stave* who c? nnot protect themselves We come In re to establish lit)* rty and (i|tiality andjustat this time.what will be leu nd very appropriate?fraternity (I,oud ap plauso And If the Son of York, to whom we harp given many bnrd Mow* In our time. b? chosen a* your candidate.*! will only pay. here |p our hand for him.? And If Judg' Mcl.ean. wltii an anti slavery wife?for alio ha* a power behind the throne wlilnh I* ever oxerci*ed by the heart of woninn-If he be chosen your candidate, then I say that be will e*rry the *' Buckeye State." and hare s sweeping majority of It. \ ankec i: serve in stirred up a little now, nnd far oil' bewond Iowa.'he ' pralrla i* on tire " (C heer*.) I'lrea that will burn up the " dough face*' and bake them ?o hard tbnt you can't touch them. (t.aught r and cheering) The time ha* come, when wc may apeak to the aplrlt* In prison a* well a* the elect." (I aughter ) I would only recommend you. my friend*, to take up the letter* of the candidates nominated at Baltimore and Philadelphia What can you ina'u" of them ' l.ook to the letter* of General Taylor, ' Ila wires in. and he w 'rts nut, A nd leaves a body still in d< nbt tt lieth -r the frase wpen his traek la going South or coming hack (Immoderate laughter.) The i orrc-poi. 'ei,< r < ; neither of the candidate* il exactly intelligible, and the principle* of t'a?sare repudiated Ity id* own party I may eay, without any Intention to offend my friend Ilntl.-r. that the time ha* come when we must haw- the' stated preaching" ofthe political gospel. (I.aughter) I wiah this morning that we had a telegraphic report to the effect that Jamoa K. Polk bad removed Benjamin b" Hutler w? WjUld hare removed hlff* *'?" ret put ft'" r ,i< p'acr V< . ' -tj 1 V, : .. . E NE NEV around the old family hearth-atone, and fraternizing in our own house, under the name of freedom (Cheers ) I know there ore men here who feel for liberty. and will aot up to tn*-ir principles We are going to reform the world, and those who do not aid ua in the good work, like Nebucbadnezer they may go to grass. if they can raise the monav to pay for the pasturage. (Boars of laughter, and cheers.) Mr. II. here passed a high eulogy ou the President, and his distinguished family, for their services In the cause of freedom; and went on to compliment the several States of the Union, that bad signalle d themselves in au elTort to strike down the shackles from the limbs of the slave. He continued, if any one five years ago deli Tfri'H men a speecn as that delivered yesterday by Mr. (ildditigs in would have been mobbed and pelted with brick fiats (Laughter) He should like to see the man that would show abrickbat in that crowd. (Cries of " That time has gone by.") There were no lessthun three millions of slaves iu America, whose groans made the earth eloquent with woe. After again urging on his friends to he alive and stirring, he conclud< d by exhorting them to be prepared, like < romwell. who. on the eve of one of his battles, told his followers to''put their trust in ?iod. and keep their powder dry " (Laughter, and loud applause.) Here there were loud culls for ' Hutchinson, song, song.") The Pxksidkkt?In order to have a little variety, it would probably be well that Mr. liutobinson should come forward and favor us with a song Mr. Hutchinson not having appeared Mr. Hiram Ci mmings, of Massachusetts, came forward, and said that bis State had been referred to. but the name of that Hay State was emblazoned on the pages of the nations history. 11 Plymouth Hock." "Lexington." ''Concord" and ' Hunker Hill " were names that were beard over the world. (Cheers.) Mr. C. after addressed the meeting in favor of the general prinoiples of the party, went on to exhort them to elect the present man, and in his opinion Mr. John P Hale was that man. [Tremendous cheering] He next reviewed the courso pursued by Congress, in relation to the Wilmot proviso, and hailed the accession of Martin Van Huron, who would clog the " old hulk" of slavery, and soon make it explode, by firing at it the contents of the great Puivhum uun. fCheers 1 Tliat hulk was already staking, and wou'd soon b? consigned to the waters of the mighty deep. [ Applause.] There were then loud calls for the Hutchinson family to come forwaid and sing a song; but they did not appear. Mr. Li:kssiiire, the publisher of a paper in Virginlu, then ascended the stage, udU addressed the meeting. He said that he would not detain them long. Virginia was al've with barnburners, (Cheers and laughter.) He came up perfectly unfettered, and proposed to rote for lhe man who was to be the nomiuee of that oon- I vention. (Cheers ) He carried his credentials with him. for he published an anti-rineery paper there, en- j titled the C'riiii. He would support the man who might be the favorite of that meeting. (Cheers.) He must say that this w?s the greatest crowd he ever saw; and when he looked around and beheld the ocean of beads, he felt ravished at the Right. (Great laughter.) He bad recently travelled through the most of Virginia and other States, and from what he saw. he felt convinced that if they had a platform of priuciples sufficiently large, there would be no doubt of their success. 11 appealed that Martin Van Huron was exceedingly populur anong them, and though he was not his first choice, yet. it he were the chosen man of that convention, he would go for him (Cheers.) It did seem to those south ot Mason and Diokenson's line (great laughter, occasioned by the gentleman's mispronunciation), that there was, ccmp ratiwly. very little difference between the two parties who were for the extension ?f slavery. At all events, it was,enough for them to know that Oenctal Taylor was a slaveholder, and he (Mr. B.) could fancy him now view inp the proceedings of this convention at Buffalo, as he formerly w atched Santa Anna on the plains of Buena Vista. (Cheers.) Agreeably to the call of the assembly, the Hutchinson Family made their appearance at this stage of the proceedings, and rang the following song, which was given in a far superior style to that of yesterday evening. This was probably owing to the circumstance of u family of singers having arrived in the city. At each allusion in the song, particulariy the one in reference to the old hunkers, there was great laughter, and the audience bestowed their hearty applause on the efforts of the singers Air?" The old Oranite State.'' Ob, what a mighty gathering In old BulTalo. Of the frlenda of freedom And tho tillers of free soil Shout! ye people, all together, In old Buffalo ; We're the friends of freedom, And will sound it through the land We'll not vote for Case or Taylor In the old free States ; We're the sons of freemen. And our motto is free soil. Oh ! the South begins to trembb? The old Slave States ; Fnr thn friundii r%f frnpilnm .Are gathering in the North. They will shake like old Belsha-aar (Col. Young). I n the old Slave States ; For their days are numbered, And 'tis written on the wall. Heave:* bless the brave barnburners Of the old Empire State , For their tires of freedom Are lighting up the land. Oh .' we pity the old hunkers ; Yes. we pity tho old hunkers, Poor, broken-hearted hunkers Of the old Empire State ; They are going up Salt river, And they never will return. And we bless the glorious Buckeyes Of old Ohio. Victory is certain, For the prairies are all on Are And the old whig paty'a rotten , Yes, the old whig party's rotten, All that's left is damaged cottou. In the old free States ; But the fires are burning. Kreecom's fires are burning, Freedom's fires are burning, And will soon clear up free soil Now. three cheers altogether ; Shout, ye people. loud and ever, Freemen's hearts cannot sever, In the old free States. Like our sires before us, Let us swell the chorus Till the heavens o'er us, Shall rebound the loud hurrah The audience united in giving three tremendous cheers. Gen. Nye, of Madison Co., was then called upon, and was received with loud cheers. He said that he had exhausted yesterday all tli~ ammunition with which be had come charged to this convention. He found himself now laboring under disability from hoarseness, having pitched bis voice too high; and, mcreiore, no wouw noi ai:iitin men uui a snori ume with the remarks which he should make. He remarked jesterday that hie heart was gushing to overflowing with the fueling* which animated him. aud he had to say that it lind been running and flowing over ever aince. The current had not diminished, but continued to How on with increaaed Telocity and volume. and had become almost overwhelming. Were he influenced by the idea that their feelinge were not In perfect concurrence with his own, he would not detain them; but Massachusetts, Obio. and Virginia, had ail been Lcard that morning, and he was sure they would not consider it presumption in an> one to make a few observations on behalf of tho Kmpire State, (( beers ) When the ball *n< first put in motion with reference to this great question, he had felt in his own person the concentrated wrath of conservatism, and the seven rials of their indignation had been made up into one aud poured out upon his head. (Cheers.) It was some consolation, howcver.for him to know that the scene had latterly been agor d deal changed. The old band of barnburners, who met some time ago at Herklnjcr.bad given an impetus to the movement which had accelerated its progress to an incredible extent. They were flrtn aud ateady. and maintained " masterly inactivity-' in their whole bearing. To such an extent, however, did their Influence prevail, that to his certain knowledge the hunkers were never hoard of since. (Laughter.) They were lo?t in the noise that surrounded them. They were dead and burled and they would never rise again (Laughter) Their tendencies were all downward- they were fbreed down in the grave af infamy, and they were now scratching to get out tho other way (Laughter.) They had from leO.OOO to 200,000 nu n In the State of New York, ready to answer lor the Issue of free soil, and prepared to take their stand under that banner With that numerous body, he took considerable credit to New York for the Influence she would exert In the movement, and with nil due deference to the gentleman from MsssarbUFette he e'aimed credtt f >r the fact that this TUOTrnH-nt whf iktii an lur uomim in a .iiuin t nn nuren. (Cheers) A conserve! Ive presa had shot against h'm all tho poisoned arrows. and personal and corrupt abuse, that the lowest and most degraded feelings : could suggest, but the current had been turned against themselves, with nn unexpected and terrible finality, (cheer*.) While he conceded, therefore, to Massacliusetts and Ohio all that they could ren onably expert. be hoped that the game played at livltimnro and Philadelphia would not l>e repeated here, but that it would be admitted tbat New 1 ork had a right to hare a voice In the determination of the national will, i (Cheers.) Mho had come there to fraternise with tho r.nst and the West. She had corac 'o mingle In this convention as a fraternizing sister, and to lend her assistance to the rromollehmeut of this great polities 1 and moral revolution (Cheers.) There were 200X00 of ber sons already in the Held, and he confidently expected (and nothing but the ballot box would couvlnce him of the contrary) that the i.0tl 000 inen would grow ere long Into (100.000, eiu the 7th cf November next. He told them that tho war horse of democracy was pawing In Id our valleys, was neighing on our mountain tops, and sniffing the breeze In the distance. He then Impressed nprn tbe meeting the necessity for union, and the snppreeeion of every thing that might have the efTeot of rr ating discord In their rank*. He then referred to the diffi rent candidates for the Presidency. The South would not vote I.ewls < as5. (A Voire ' NcltVr will the North "> Oh tl r.t wo- tiled lo.'g v* '1 m Tit f 1 ey had <lt>* < with t' ;>t (' swjrMer T v> t. t/iMV-y -n'et , ?.? v te-r -f ;- T?; r W IO 7 YORK, SUNDAY MO With regard to Millard Fillmore, he was also a doomed man, and would never be Vice President The South would vote for Taylor and Butler ; and he would not j be surprised, if in the course of the balance of par- , ties, and the struggles of the contending influences. ! the rival candidates would neutralize each other, and ! the consequence would be that Butler would net the residential chair. (A voice bore called out?u A good prediction.") It wiui said they weie niet there to raise up a new political party lie denied it It was an issue lotceel upon thsm. At the Baltimore Convention, the delegates who went there, received instructions that they were to vote for no man who was in favor of the Wilmut proviso. Now, were their faces so doughy, were they so waxen, (laughter) that they could be shaped and moulded into any form, however opposed to their consciences, that the South chose to ptopose. lie tiien ridiculed the idea of the threatened dissolution. Kvcr since the first sounds bad struck upou his ear. lie had heard the dissolution of the Union talked of. Now. he might as well be told, that the county of Madison wus to be dissolved by Its . county paupers (Laughter.) They couldn't dissolve the Union. It was cemented no stroDg. that no Southern pick-axe could ever penetrate its crust (l aughter.) He prayed 1 that the ami thai might first be raised to strike ouo blow against it, might droop by Its side, and the brain that first warmed the impious thought into existence, might ho crazed (Loud cheers ) No. it would not do. it was all shum. such ridiculous threats. It was the dut}, 1 however, of this great convention to press on calmly ard steadily to the goal, and to Inscribe upou tlicir banner ''free foil, free speech, free men, and free i inougnt." lie believed tliat the day would rume ' when there principle* would be carried out to their 1 fullest extent. When that day did arrive, the b>-au- 1 tie* of our happy land might be painted and snug. , and then might their eye* be gladdened by the happy acenei that would everywhere meet "their g.v/.e (t heers 1 Let them march on in that spirit, and the 7lh of November would astonish them. (Cheers.) The ballot box would givo the silent vote thut would etlcct the consummation they so much desired The old hunkers would shake OR the chains in which they were fettered, and Taylor and Cass would be lost in the smoke of a Duena Vista victory. (Tremendous cheers, amid which tne gallant Gencrul resumed his seat.) | Ihe Chairman then said, that in order to give an idea of the proceedings at a distance, he wiihcd to in- \ timatu to them that he had just reoeived a telegraphic 1 despatch from a respected clergyman in Cincinnati, which he would read to them, lie then read th-following communication:? TELEGRAPHIC PEbrATCIt. Exhibit one issue?one front?one nomination?courage? e:itliuslasm?anticipate v ctory. VV1LSUN. Cincinnati. l'astor of the Church ol C>\ennnter'. 'J he Chairman then introduced Mr. lleadley, of Pennsylvania, as be thought the meeting would be desirous to bear something from thatiiuarter Mr. Adams,of Illinois, wished to know, before the next speaker began his address, when the Committee on Resolutions would be ready to make their report TheCHAiH leplied that it was probable the report Mr. Hkadlev then proceeded to addressthe meeting. f and said thai it wax a proud day for him. and he could * not express the foelings he entertained while standing on that platform. They had heard, he believed, from all States except Pennsylvania Now. he was anxious " that some one else, more capable than he was. should have addressed them ; but. though they might have e got a more eloquent tongue, they could not have had a a warmer heart. [Cheers j They were there 150 strong. ' and as determined as any other portion of the Union j" to contribute their assistance to the great work they s bad undertaken. 7 he issue they had totry was plainly p liberty or slat ery. [Cries of that's it ] They might t dress up the question as they chose, but that was the 1 issue?liberty or slavery. There was no part of the J I'nion thathad not felt the galling yoke of the Southern ? dictation, and there was none who would not admit i, that it sought to control all ether powers in the Union, lie looked upon this Convention as the dest 'oyer of the t: monster; and. as the Lord was with them in their en a deavcrs. they might fearlessly say. ' Who shell stand j) against us." [Cheers] He, also, was sick of t.<e t, eternal talk about tb'e dissolution of the Union, and did not believe that the cry was sincere or worthy of 1 * a moment 's notice. After replying to these threats, " with the usual arguments, he objected to the fitness of General Taylor for the Presidency, and concluded | by calling upon all parties to support the nominee of E that Convention. Pennsylvania was ready, ami, he t doubted not. would give, her support to their ticket, S and be found at her post on the 7th of November.? [Cheers.] I ? Mr. AVu-sos, of Michigan, then addressed the meet , r ing. and said that he hailed from the little State of c Michigan, where the nominee ot the Baltimore Con- invention catne from, and he was happy to say that these ' were bOOof their delegates at this Convention (cheers.) J He should not take up a moment of their time to sat- < isfy them that their cause was a good one. He had t been induced for one reason to address them. He I came to tell them that he was one of the Baltimore ' Inn In IDii -k. 1 I 4- V-tl I I through the instrumentality of the same men who : have ju*t proposed Lewie t ass, that by voting then for \ Martin Vnn Ilureh. he would be sacrificing his jirlncl- ' p'.ee. ]t is, therefore, to make up for that deception, ] ne wag induced to come to this Convention and by | his vote now to make atonemenent for liis past i error. (''Oh.") die regretted that act,'as it I laid Lw both Henry Clay and Martin Van Buren j and he wished every barnburner to know this, that it | may enable him to judge of the schemes of that power , which again sought to turn him to its advantage. The : piinoiplee they advocated were true, no one doubted it. . As to the means to accomplish them, be wished to make j a few remarks. It was not, in his opinion, the means i so much as the accomplishment of the thing itself I which demanded their attention. (Cheers.) What be wished to know then, was whether they wore prepared 1 to yield these differences?to yield their prejudices, j (Cries of "Yes. y?s."; Well, then, could they not say 1 to the world that tbey had adopted measures unani- I mously for that purpose.' Who is the man to the ac- 1 ccmplisb of this purpose7 (Cries of'Martin Van Buren" and'Hale.") Will you have the son of New York' i (Cries of "No special pleading.") If then you can give us one who will have as much influence** the son of New York, then give us that man. and the barnburners will ne with yon. Now with respect to Cass, he has all the press of Michigan with him. with but one exception. (A voice ' has he got the peopled") He ho.?ed not, bnt no man in that State who was for free soil csoaped the attacks of these ilbwspaoers. He agreed, however, with General Nye that though many in that State might not arraj themselves in open opposition, their influence would be felt at the ballot box where the work would be effected (cheers). Ilut whatever might be the result let unanimity be the guiding principle, and let every man go home inspired to d? his duty ; and the man who sold the North for the support of the South would see the enormous mistake he bad made, which would trouble him more than the noite did at Cleveland. (Cheers ) Mr. Sedowick. of Syracuse, New Y'ork. next ascended the platform, and said that in his wildest ; drmms. ?nd mrmt iniBcinAtivn nlnfllMfl raf Iila fene* lie could present to hie mind such a scene as that be- 8 fore him. Ho had. from early life been engaged in ( great contests, and the part he took in connection * with the old right district of the Empire State, had * often been a source of pride and pleasure to him. He P had ever acted as a whig. He had followed the party. ; 1' believing that it adhered to principle ; believing that it was one of progress, and that the welfare of the country was the grand object for which it existed, n But when he heard Charles Allen Wooster saying. fa alter the Philadelphia convention, that the whig party s was then dissolved; the answer lilted him (Mr. Slit with regret and sorrow. What, he would ask. was the t extent of party obligations? If it wns to support power, a wealth, glory, ambition, as the'god of our idolatry, fi then he could understand how it was there were some * persons who properly still adhered to the whig party * But he did not believe that such was a proper con- I struction of party obligations, and it was that con- fa viction which forced him to taUe the course he did on a the present occasion. He might be told that General Taylor was a great soldier. So was Napoleon so was 0 Cirsar? so was Benedict Arnold. (A Voice?' And so r was Washington.") In bis opinion, however, the camp was net the proper sohool for the statesman; t nor did be believe that the battle field was the place where the teachings of liumnnity and the welfare of ' nations could be properly studied. The spirit of . liberty was now progressing with giant strides all ' over the world; and will it be said that \merlea nione would present an impervious surface to Its nil pervading influence ? After alluding in the most eloquent , wanner iu mc enemon1- recently made in Ireland ny Mitchell and other patriot* of that country, for it* emancipation from the thraldom of t.ugland. be then referred to Italy, to France, and concluded by exprwsalng a hope, that the year 184* would see America, too. | enrolled with the rest of the world, by It* brilliant achievement*, in wiping away the stain of slavery. with which she wa* at preamt branded, and in inicribing on her banner." Free aoll -free labor fie* speech and free men," wherever her federal constitution had eway. Mr. Grnnixr.s then proceeded to addres* tlie assembly. and to resume the remarks he had left unfinished yesterday, when, at 30 minutes past 12. he was interrupted by a cry fW>m ti e edge of the crowd,? make way for the committee on resolution*-they arc coming!'' The crowd accordingly parted right and left, ami the chairman of the committee on resolution* (B. F Butler) was seen making his way through the erowd to the stand; h* wa* accompanied by several other leading members of the committee. It wa* known by the convention that the resolutions al>out to be reported would furnbh the long expected platform of principles for the new Nrrthirn party Accordingly, when the chairman of the committee made his npp -arunre upon the stand, ho was greeted with three tremendous cheers. The Piu'siprx i announced that Mr. Butler was prepared to report nd that gentleman osmo forward and said, that he I .id the most inexpressible, the most abICltUllMiai In intimating to them that he held in his band thuUMkloMO* report of the whole com IttH, ('1,i-r -.) and In for" he ton.I It. he would ?"k It me to 1.1 ale tint the committee, ron-iatinr of three , di li ,:ntie iron) ' at li "I the State- anil one from tho , District of Columbia. had, Immediately alter their , nomination appointed u subcommitteeof ecrcn inein- , hirH, taken froin iliiTerent part* of the t nion tor the purpete of deliberating upon the prim Iples it would i he adtl.-able to adopt aa the common platform of their monment. 'ibis aub-committee had been Incessant ( In their Inborn ever eince tin Ir appolntme ut. up to a , quarter of an hour afro, and the following was tna re- , net ard IV? resolution', whir' . *w1th "tht . .. hi : t , . I w-rf , , , | I ' > II,1 fin it t' Tr I'll- * t in'?h iRK 1 RNING, AUGUST 13, were called, there was a load and universal response of " aye," and no dissent whatever. (Loud cheers) It would be seen, that the report touched upon other <|ue*tioBS, as well as the free soli movement, all of whioh. he ventured to believe, would be found acceptable by the assembly before him After again coogratuluting thim upon the unanimity with which the report was agreed upon, be trusted that thesassemblod multitude would re-echo its decision, and cordially assent to the principle whioh it propounded. The learned gentlemen then reat? the foll< wing report Whereas, W'e lm\ e assembled in c vnvurtl m as a uni .n oI fovmen, for the take ol'frtcdotu, forget ing all past polities! dilfvrencee, in a common resolve to maintain the rights of free labor agniiiht the afK'vesiou of tie slaw p in - ail to w or- u Ice soil for a tree people. And wh> roes. The political conventions ro'-enth asssmblod nt It.ill iiiiOT,,an.l 1*1,ililli..ililiiu tlx. . i, ,? : S? ..... , constituency, entitled t.> be art* 1,1 erati ?ns, an t the other abandoning Its d fetinctive priii ipici* for m re uvuilaSility, have dissolved the natio al party or^anktitiouH heretofore ivutiug, by iiotnimuing for the Oh?ef Mn tiatrato ol tie United Statu, under Hh efcollingdiction, candidates. neither ?t whom can le supported by tho opponents of slat cry ?*\teiias >n. v ithout :? sacrifice of c<?nsi*rcnci, duty, and self respe- t. And vihetenH, 1!>"k? nominations ;o made, fu niah tho n as Ion, ind demonstrate the necessity of th'* union of the people, undoi the tanner of free democracy* in a n iemu and final declaration d'their ii)de|?ndpi:ce ot the slave power, and ol their fixed de* t imiration to risen* the federal government from it*control. Resolved, Therof re, that wo, the people, hero assembled, reo em Wring tho examrdo ol our fa there iu the nays of the first doi-laraUon of, puttii g our trust in Clod for the triumph of our< nu*e, and inv?.king nit guidance in our endeavors it, donov plant ourselves upon tho national pUiform uf freedom, in opposition to the sectional platform of slavery. He-solved, That slavery in tho several States of thin I'uioii which recognise its ex... once, depend a upon State lawn alone, irhlcl cannot bereptalcd or modified hy the federal gov ernment, and tor wh oh law a, that y'verniYvuit is not r pon-dMc. We, therch re, nr? poeo no interference hy Congress with >Uvjr> within tho limit* of ? y Statu. Ite-cdvid, That the proviso of Jefferson, to prohibit the existence of slave.y, alter a i the territories of the II * ited Stiit. * houtlioau and Northtiu: the voles of ..ix States and ?ix teen lit I fates, in tie Congress of I7r'l I r the proviso, to thro-States and *?vin delegates ngaint it: he actual exclusion if slavtry, from lit" northwestern territory, In (he ordinance "f 17K7 nnuidmoaajy adopted l?y the suttee in Congress; and the .titiro hist ,ry of that isjri-d; clearly show, that it was the settled i dioy of the nation, not to extend, nationalise, or -neourage, t nt to limit, lo tli/p and discourage slavery; and to tl.ia po1 icy, which atitiuld ti t er have h en departed from, the governin -nt O'ightto rrteni. Be ivtd. That our fathers ordained the oonatltntinn "f the United Stall s in order, tinno a other great mtiounl objects, to sstab sk Justice, promote tiie genera! w (fare, and secure the blessings of liberty; but c\m -ssly denied to the federal government which thiv created, all conetitotiunal power to depntre any nenwa of life, lif* rty or property viithnut dttelegal proceis. Hi solv d, That in the Judgment of tl-Js convention Congress ilia do more power to mulie a -lave than to mulct- a king?no nore power to Institute t.r establish slavery, than to inetitut-i or tab Lib ,-i monarchy?no mon power < un l found anion; thus-ipeciticuily conferred ly tl.e constitution, or derived by any - oat mplicDtlon from th'-m. besoiv.d, Tiiatit is the duty of thefedcra! government to re- , iove ilseif from all responsibility for the existence or oontintt- 1 tnco f slavery, w Lorevet that government posee-s -scon.-tltutinntl cw'l.oilty to legislate on that BUbn-ct, a id i> thus responsible or itexistence. He. olvc l. Tlatthetmc nndin th judgment of tli's ntcn- : ion, tlie only safe mean of pr i -ntin; tin- Pit -n-tton if slat try uto teriitory now fr-c, is tiproiiblt it* existence in all such itrit- ry by un n' t of Ci ngi ss. IP solved, That we accept tho issue w' ioh the slave power has ! or, I upon us. and t - tiieir d -tnaad f-r ni"re slave States and lav territories our culm Imt final answer is. no more slave tutand no moie slave territory. Let the voliofuurevtonshe loiuain beever kep frie for the hardy pioneers of nur own lind, nd the oppressed and banished fother lands, seeking horn. . of unfort aniJ fields of enterprise in tlie new world. K solved, That the bill lately reported by the committee of ifilit in the fv-nate ot the I n ted Stutes, was no compromise, but n absolute surrender of It rights of the non sluveholJors of all | I.oStates; and while vert'ice to know t at amenvure which i II.lie opening tbe ?o?r for the introduction of slavery Into t -rri"ries 11 v. free, would a! 1 have client d tliedo rto litigation and trife among tlie future inhabitant* tliereof. t > the rmu of their oa." and prosperity, was defeated in the Hons- of Ropre.wntv rves, its iktssuue. in hot haste, by ainsjority of the Senate, em ; Ta< ing several S-talorv who voted in opt u violation of the known j fill of thoir eonrtit ut?, should warn the jw pie to see to it. I imt tjieir representatives bo not suffered to hotrav them. There 1 mat bo no moro compromise.* with slavery; if ma le, they mu-.t I erop aled. Kesolred, That wo demand freedom and vtabli-'osd institu- { Ions for our brethren in a rcgi n now expose 1 to l.ard-hip. perl, nd niassatre. \(j the r, kless b stility ot the alar* power to the ; vtablishm nt of lies gov emmon tor free t-rritorios. and not only I >r them. nut for ouv new brethren In New Mevico an'.''all- I irnia. 1 And, wh-reaa it is due not only to thi o'-ca oil. hut to the ! iholtspc pie oft hi United States, (had wo should also deotare j nrselrea on v .-rtain other <inestion? of national jh'licy: th re- , >re. Resolved, That we demand cheap postage for the people: a rerenrhment ol the v v "emms anil patronage of the f-aeral govern- i unit; the abolition of all unneces ary oifuea no i salaries, and he elc< tion hy the ;?o-!e of all civil idho- r* in the ,-exv ioc of the ovemmenh so tarns the same may he practicable. Revolved, That riv -r and harbor improvementv. whenever via- \ sund-d by tb.- safety and ooir.enien ? of with foreign ations, oramong theseveralStatv-t. arc.ohjei-ts ot national con- | ern, and that it iv the duty of Congress, tn tho exercUo of its 0(t> jiowcis, to provide tl refor. '"Resol ...(1. That tlie five grant ton - ual oettleT.\ in < unuiiWaion -I '.beevpen<ei iscuried in making s.-ttloincnta in the willernesr. which ore usually full)ci'tal to their net'ial cost and .he public 1-nePt rr-ulnng ttor'fromot reasonable portions of if c pub 's lands.unt'vr suitable limitations.!- a wise nail.iust , ncaaute of public police, which w ill memote. in various ways, ho iuiere-ts of all the .State of this Union: md we, therefore. r> dlliucuu II it.1 U1V :uvunuia VUn^UITIU'jn "'I Win Aiacncau Wvplf. Resolved. Tiiat tli obligation of honor and nat'iotlun r-? juire lie tar'.iost practi ul pay meat of the national debt: and wo an-, 1 ;lieie(orr, in fir. or of such a tarlit of duties a- will raise revenue ulc;u?t- t< defray the nHesearyevpenioaot thfederal zuvernnent. and to pay annual Instalment5of trv.r d-bt and the intereit hereon. Revolted. That we Inscribe on our banner, "free soil, tree fiench, free labor, and free men,' and under it will tight on. and igl.toer. unti! a triumphant victor/ shall reward our evortion-. Immediately after Mr. Butler hail concluded the eading of this curious report and these curious resoutions, in whioh It will be seen that the friends of { ran Uuren, lot the sako of fraternising with the aboitionists. have gone to extremities, and to the very , lottom of the chasm which hitherto sep..rated them . romtbo ultraal olitlon party of the North. Mr. Joint'* R. UiDDiHGs rose, and moved, in a 1 tentorlan voice, which was elevated to the high- : '8t pitch of passion, that the report and resoluions just read by the chairman of the commitee on resolutions be unanimously adopted by this ! Convention ; he appealed to hia friends for the . OTe of Ood, for the sake of the country, and for the akc of theslave. toaerept these resolutions and here >n the spot, to enter into a holy and indissoluble I eague and covenant with the friends of Van lluren. md all the friends of free soil. The PRKswrfiT stated the motion, and pnt the ijues- , ion to the Convention. The response waa a deafenDg "aye." which burst forthwith entire unanimity torn the throats of twenty thousand men. and which esembled a terrific clap of thunder, or the roar of a >ark of artillery. The resolution in relation to cheap lostage waa received with marked favor. When this 'aye'' was given, the entire mass of men, numbering, n the opinion of your reporters, over twenty thouand. simultaneously rose to their feet, and yelled ,nd howled like tigers in a fray: they elevated heir hats upon poles and canes, and waved their land kerchiefs : they danced and clapped their i lands, and gave every possible manifestation of heir joy. This extraordinary exhibition of enthuslsm lasted for several minutes In the mean time, the I'ading spirits, the friends of Van Buren. and the abo- i itionists. and Ohio Buckeyes, went through a series of i t-nu-cuiuic luvfiuicniR upon imp pia lorra Duller a DU .id ding* wrung each others hand* until it seemed that hey would wrench pach ethers arms from their sockIs. A perfect fraternization of the element* took lace. and the convention took a recess till 5 o'clock . M. Al l Ft!SKSSIOX. The hour of .1 o'clook, I\ M., was named for the leetingof the Convention this afternoon ; but long efore that hour, the twenty thou <and delegates and (ranger* in the city, had taken their position beneath he a* nlng in the i'ark, and all the usual approaches o the gates of the Tark were barricaded by crowd* of j.ple women and peanut girls, and news hoys. the meeting of the Convention. Mr. Hyde, a wild rolverine, from Michigan, entertained the meeting rith a humorous impromptu speech of bait' an hour, ie was a splendid specimen of u wolverine. When ie had concluded, the family of singers cam? forward nd sang one of their hymns U 3 r. M , the Tresident oalled the Convention to rder. and announced that Mr Olddings would now ontinue his remarks, which werp interrupted this acrning by the coming of the committee on resoluions, who then made their report. Mr. Gi?i>,sr.? came forward, and proceeded to speak if the confidence reposed in him by the whig party in *44 He snid to his whig friends, that he stood now ? here he stood then He said the whigs of 1*44. who ustnined Mr. Clay at that time, and who now ustnined Taylor, had deserted their principles. Ie then proclaimed lfl* hostility to the whigs. who rere In favor of the annexation of Texas, and told hem that the blood of onr citizens wonld Inevitably low in consequence, and would feed the Mexican soil ie alluded to the meanings of lost husband* and mnrlered sons, of lost relatives, who would not return to heir homes and country. He told them all this, and rhat was the result. Henry ('lay was defeated, and dartin Van Ruren was also defeated at the end of the ession. The whigs then deserted the whig standard, ind he told them so. These very men were now what hey called Taylor whigs. Onr of these men undercut! to resd htm a lesson in Congress, but he turned ound and read to him a lesser upon nolitical const*. ency. (Laughter and applause 1 Hp paid to the I'nylof whig, that hp had abandoned hip political principles? that he had abandoned Henry flay. He wap lanro that politician* had paid that Taylor was op. losrd to slavery Ha would tell them that thlawap let the f?et. bp would l<e found on reference to the ctter which Mr. Boon, of Kentucky, wrote to Mr. I h< mpson of Mississippi. He would a?k if any man rap there to contradict him on thip ( South rn whips were always opposed to Southern democrats: int. on the question of slavery, tbey all agreed. (Ves, res.) Would to fled, he continued, that the represenatlrcp in Washington were here to-day to see the enhnsinsiu that prevailed among the large masses that sow surrounded him No compromise bill would then lave laen passed. At this very moment, the energies if the federal government wcre"ex?rted to bring Into he confederacy the island of Cub-. to further sustain Iniery. (No no- never, < ver.) No,they would not 'i ceivoit: and, before heat en. ht- believed that they teic making these ellorts to an ncs < uba in order to lerpetualo that treason that damning curse?on this laljon. Mr < having concluded, there were loud crie* for Douglass, Douglass.1' Kri.di.mck Doih.las. the colored abolitionist, here sine forward amid the most deafening cheers and loud ipplause, whlrh lasted for a considerable time. Many f the broad brims and sugar-loaf hats in the crowd Vd 'r-wn-d to catch a glln.j . at the notable col I Mate\ sc os I es t ' seme c nfii-lon.wlie:. a voice u ,h tn.wl ess Tu.'irJ The-'' be i- thermal * ? { x* '.V j ?V. -a?. s-,.s I E R A 1848. i stored, he ?mid (lentlemen I must necessarily f?" grateful for (be opportunity which is now gtren inc. to itTcr a few r< marks on the present occasion; but I ' d?ep!y regret that I cannot comply with the request of icy friends, who hare called me out I hare recently had no operation performed on my throat which make* it impossible for me to speak on the present occasion , but one thing I wunt to say?God speed you in your room nnueriaaing (tenement cheering. which lasted for some time ) A Voic* from the crowd?I now more, Mr. Chairman. that thn speakers henceforth be restricted to ton minutes. (" Oh, oh,1' ' No, no '' Y es, yes," laughter end loud cheering.) The motion wan put and carried. Mr Linun next addremd the meeting lie Raid ? it. was reported of t?en lass when bo was returning from Ilaltimore. through New York, after the conveu- ' tlon. that ho would surrender New Yor'.. provided he had the other States of the I nion. (( tiwrs.l It was 1 also said of Oeneral Taylor that Le never surrenders.'' i (Laughter) They may reeolleet the occasion on which | this was said hy Taylor, with the beauty and the chivalry of the American uriny around him, previous to the ever glorious battle ot lluenu Vista; but if he were ! here he would surrender (Cries of No he would nut," among the crowd ) No man who had any know. ledge of how principles progressed in this country could doubt , for a moment, the result of their efforts at the ballot box. (Applause.) Hut it had been said that i Taylor was a good whig. It reminded him of an anecdote which was told of a jolly farmer who ouee lis I a calf, and his son came to him one day. and ! pointiugtu a calf that was in his paddock, ' Father," | said he. if that calf's tail was a leg. how many legs , wuuiu ii nave wny. son. sain in* rattier, " 1 suppose it would have tive legs.'' "Yes,'' replied the ! sou. " but. father, calling the tail a left don't mike it a leg." (Honrs of laughter.) Mo it was with Taylor ? I As to Cass, it was unnecessary for him to say a word? I for even his own party put him down as nn obsolete 1 idea (laughter) in the State of New York. Mr S> iliis. of Oh'o. next briefly addressed the I Convention in favor f the geuerni principles of the i new party, and was succeeded by The Her. Samuel May, of Syracuse.?He said there was a crisis at hand?a crisis in the history of the nation. They hud met to follow out the princl- { pies laid down by the framers of the Constitution, and > put an end to that which they had declared they would i abolish. (Cheers ) There wis a crisis in the history of the nation sixteen years after it was founded, as in the case of Louisianu, and again in 183'd; and now another crisis was at hand. (Cheers.) After briefly reviewing the history of slavery, the speaker's ten minutes expired : when, amid loud calls of " Time is up?time is up"? The Her. Mr. Maiian, of Ohio, next addressed the Convention, and stated they had now erected a new platform, (cheering) and the question of liberty would soon travel through the length and hroudth of the lar.d. 'J heir fathers fought tile battle of liberty against slavery, and they now had got the platform on which to follow them. ("To be sure we will.") He would now appeal to his liberty friends?he trusted they would stand up for their principles. (Cheers, and loud cries of" We will?to be sure will."') lie was proud to see such a manifestation of feeling, and such an aeemblngo before they did not come out strong j enough ; but now who w?uld doubt the result. They reminded him of the IrMiman who serveu in one ef j their wars. A plan of attack was agreed upon to take a certain point, and the general considered it good tactics to file of his men into three divisions, and com- 1 manded them all to observe the most perfect silence, until they should arrive at the point of attack They liaii pas.-ed along in strict compliance with the gene j lai's orders, until tliey came near a sentinel, who hearim. a little uoise and tramp of feet, and itnagiuing It was some of his own companions, made hia challenge, and oried out,''Aro you coming ' ' Ves." said the Irishman in reply, we are ull a-coming '1 (Rours of laughter ) So they wowid say to their friends. " They were all a-coming '' (Renewed laughter and applause.) They wore coming, and they had but one issue to'pre- 1 sent, the issue between liberty and slavery. After further exhorting the friends of freedom to rally ' 1 round the standard they had raised, he concluded. Mr. John Amah*, of Boston, followed, and undercook [ to say that old Massachusetts would be found nt her ' post in the present stiuggle. They were bound to follow the principles laid down by their ancestors. Jt ' reminded him of u motto which he saw inscribed in a part of the city of Boston : ' "Sicut patrttul, sl ut Ocusrabis," I j which meant, as we would act towurds our futherr. so j f would Uod net toward- us. The young mcs were all j < c uiing out in favor of the doctriues of free soil and liberty. I Applause.) Mr. A . after following the I general ground, in support of the principles of the Convention, concluded. The Chairman here read some few extracts of a let- j terfrom Governor Slnde. of Vermont, in l'uvor of free ' soil, when Mr. Brick.<, of Ohio, who had addressed the meeting in the preceeding part of the day. again came forward and spoke in lavor of the new party and their prin- ; cip'.es In the course of hia remarks he took occasion to notice an attack that had been made upon the Con vention. by the buffalo Commercial, which he denounced as an insult to so intelligent and numerous a | body, ns had been assembled at the Convention. Mr. Willi.-, of Michigan, next addressed the crowded as-emblagc. and his remarks were a mere recapitulation of tbofe of the proceeding speakers. .Mr lima, a fugitive glare, then ascended the : platform, lie said lhnt he would not occupy their at- i tention more than a few uiinute". and hoped that they would grant him a favorable hearing. He had come to that Convention with groat fears, great distrust, great jealousy, and fearful apprehensions. He was 1 influenced by those feelings, because he considered I , his rights were at stake, by the course which it would , pursue in reference to the great question which had ] brought them together. He had been a slave in j several States of the I nion. He was a native of Kentucky. but bad also been a slave in Louisiana, and ! among the Cherokee Indians. He knew Lowis t ass personally, lie had became acquainted with \ him in Michigan. In that Stale, when he bad lately attempted to register his voto. he found ' j to his antonisbment that it would not be accepted. On going up to the ballot box, he was told, that a slave had not the right of suffrage in that State. His vote was challenged, and they told him, that he was a negro?and therefore not entitled to vote. He asked i them why they did not accept hia vote, and they re- I 1 plied that his hair was too curly, (cries of shame.) All i the remonstrances he made were Ineffectual, and he resolved to get up a petition for the purpose of soliciting the abolition of this law. He carried'thst petition i to Lewis Cass, whom he saw in his own chamber. After reading it. the (leneral refused to sign it. lie then < asked the (ienerel if be acquiesced in those principles, j i to which he replied, that he did not wish to assent to ( anything of a political cbaraoter at the present period. | lie* dared not even answer a letter on any subject ^ which involved difference of opinion on tho great ques- 1 tion at present agitating the country. (Laughter) Now. he hoped that this Convention would emancl- * pate (ieneral I ass from the restrictions with whiob he I < wss at present fettered, and would give him his liberty 1 as well as the slaves, lie concluded by expressing his 1 ! ardent wish tbat the lamp of liberty would now be lighted up throughout the land, and that the three ; millions of trodden down slaves would soon reap the benefit of the great movement now on foot for their emancipation. There was one point, however, which be wished to refer to before lie sat down. He had ex- ' perienced the horrors of slavery in the Southern States ; of this 1 ninn. and also among the Cherokee Indians. I and he was bound to say that the slavery of the former 1 was infinitely wotse than that of the latter, and that tho , Cherokee Indians had evinced more humanity and subivi'lfil ttlj* tflltVAa In Inafl ilimmlalin.1 t (in r, f tin ArHifn slaveholders of the U. States. (Loud cries of shame ) hoped that this Convention would prose- I cute their labors to a linal success, and that liberty would be proclaimed to all. (Loud cheers.) j 1 A (jickti.kmar here asked it he might inquire from Mr Bibb how he had been so liberally educated ' | Mr. Bisa replied, that he hud only been at school two weeks in the whole course of his life, which had been at Detroit, and that any education he had obtained hud been " dug out" at night, in a chimney corner and elsewhere, by hi? own perseverance (Tremendous chei ring.) (Jen James H. Patwe. of Wisconsin, then addressed the assembly, in compliance with a call made upon him. and said that Wisconsin would second the good work in which they were all engaged with teal and energy. (Cheers ) After referring to the slave question. and the exertions which should be made to prevent its further extension to the new territories, he conclnd<d l>v assuring the assembly that Wisconsin would give her vote for liberty nnd the nominee of tbnt Convention (Loud cheers.) Mr. Pkce. a miller, from Litchfield county Connecticut. then mounted the platform. He said, that his business was not to prepare food for the mind but for the body . and that they must consequently excuse him If he failed to turn out as good an article in the former lire as ho fHt qualified to do in the latter Alter giving some proofs of the truth of this statement, in endeavoring to deaerihe the majestic grandeur of the Kail- of Niagara, he resumed his seat. Mr. Chase, of Massachusetts, next took the stand and said, that be could not make a speech, but would tell them a story, lie then stated that a minister 1 requested a man who was in the habit of attending his ministrations, and who had contracted the strange habit of saying -'Amen' to almost everything he approved In the prayers nnd preachings (,f the minister. not to repeal thin word no frequently. The man as- \ rented, and for some time desisted Rut another powerful preacher baring arrived in the neighborhood. He feeling* had licen so worked upon by his eloquence that the man again fell into his old habit, and cried out, every now and then. " lilt or miss. I sat amen." | (Great laughter.) Now. if that < onvention would fully renin? the hopes which were entertained of It. lie (Mr. <: ) would say ' am. n" to ail that it did : and (addressing himself to the meeting " what ?aj you , (A universal shout ot ' amen" followed the appeal and the speaker sat down amid loud cheers ) The family of singers wi re again called upon for a song, and repented, to the great delight of the an- . dience. who joined in the chorus, one of their free soil I songs. Alter thisfsome one in the rear of the meeting hav- j Ing succeeded in a*i crtninlng the result of the delibe- j rations of the ge neral committee, and Iielng unable to i contain the secret which he had obtained?whether suTTeptitiously orothewisc we arefunablcjtejpy?aboutIcd out, in a stentorean roice, that it afforded him much pleasure to announce to th> convention that Vs-fln fan Ruren had heen unanimously nominated h I rt'f tt ' r f- J " >*?' * TVs announctin ' <? fi t* *rtl? *< * %Hut a.l appear \ -r f !. i 1 :t ' >5 v ? '! > M* - i LD. TWO CENTS. would be the mult, credence wee given to It, and the | ? hole mooting rose en matte., anil repeated the IMU which we described thin morning as having takes place on the adoption of the report and the resolution* The waving of butn and handkerchief*, the lond and long huzia*. and fierce enthusiasm which flashed from every eye and animated every oountenande, baffla all attempts at description Mr. 111no, the temporary Chairman, from whom ?noh an an nouncement should have come, having been tbna rude! v deposed from hie Presidential chair, could not relish this Indignity, and told the unofficial informer that he ought not to hare done it. Thin person, whoee name we did not lenrn. replied that ho couldn't help it. which elicited great laughter. The Chairman announced that he (the Chair) cruld help it, for he knew It fifteen minutes before that, and ocly waited the arrival of the committee to make it known hlmeelf through the rre*ldnnt of the convention Some one here asked on whose authority the announcement had bei n muds to which the Chairman replied that it was on Ihu authority of the m>rar>>. who hud mail* the announcement Thin was ballad with great laughter, though it did not shake the oonfideii 'h of the assembly in the truth of the announcement after the admission just made by tlin ( hair wan of hi* previous knowledge find the impression which had been very generally entertained during the day that such would he the result. Inquiries were shortly afterwards made as to the nominee for the Vioa Presidency, but whether the gentleman in the rear repented cf ' letting the eat out of the bag" too soon , or what wos more likely, had no kitten to follow her, this last pieee of information was destined ta come through the official channel. To calm the e.gitatloa thus excited the Hutchinson Family sang another seng, which was received with the greatest applause. Several other gentlemen, some of whom had spoken twice already daring the day. endeavored to wile away the time till the arrival of the committee by speeches He omnihv? rebus et i/uihtmlum allit, as the schoolmen say ofgeutlemen who get too misty to have any clear perceptions on what they aro taking about. Hut the committee did not come to rescue the audience frow these tormentors, and an adjournment, consequently took place till 8 o'clock?when it was expected the committee would be ready to make their report Ai'i-otNTnr.Ms by the President.?Andrew J Donelson, of Tennessee, to be envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary of the United States to the Federal (rovernment of Germany Conmts of the United States.?Alfred H P Edwards, of Connecticut, for the l'hillippine Islands, in place of 11. 1*. Sturgis, resigned Frederick F. 11. Morris, fjr the port of 1 lata via, in the island of Java, in place of >wen M. Roberts, deceased. Hhirine Corpi?Promotions by brevet in the United States Marine Corps, made by the President, by and with the ad\ ice and consent of the Senate, August8, 1848:?First Lieutenant 11. Gillespie,to be captain bv brevet from September 30th. 1846, for distingushea services in California, ana for meritorious conduct in the defence af "Ciudad tie las Angeles, when In rommand of a small party of volunteers oppose! by a force of C'alifornians, six hundred strong, in September. 1H45. Captain A 11. Gillespie, to he maior bv brevet from Pecnuber f>, 1340, for gallantry and courage displayed in the battle of Sun I'axnual, in California. First Lieutenant William A. Maddox, to be captaia by brevet from January 3.1347. for gallant and meritorious conduct in the battle of Santa Clara, and in suppressing the insurrection at and around Monterey, while in command of a company of mounted volunteers operatli g in the middle district of California, in the month of December, 134G. Captain Jacob Zeilin to be major by brevet frooa January tHh, 1347, for gallant and meritorious oonduct displayed in the battles on the banks of the " Rio Saa linbiiel." and on the plains of " Mesa.'" for gallant and meritorious conduct at the bombard' Tien/ and capture of the city of Vert Cruz, March 10th, 1347. First Lieutenant Addison Garland, to be captain by :>revet. F irst Lieutenant William B. Slack to be captain by ire vet. First Lieutenant William L. Shuttleworth to be capain by brevet Second Lieutenant George Adams, to be first lieuenant by brevet, from 12th August, 1847, for gallant ind meritorious conduct at the National Bridge, while serving with tbo command of Major Lally. Fur gal Ion t and meritorious conduct at the itormmg of Chuputtepec, and at the capture of the city of Mejvco, September 13,1847. Captain John T. Reynold", to be major by brevet First Lieutenant P. D. Baker, to be captain by brevet hirst lieutenant wm. I.. toung. to t>e captain bf brevet. Second Lieutenant D. J. Sutherland, to be drat lieutenant by brevet. Second Lieutenant Fre-man Norveli, to be first Ueutenaut l>y brevet. Second Lieutenant Kdward Mef>. Reynolds, to be fire-t lieutenant by brevet. Seeond I. eutenant Thomas V. Field, to be tint lieutenant by brevet. Second Lieutenant liarlcsG. Mct'auley, to b# tint lieutenant l>y brevet. Second Lieutenant John S. Nicholson, to be first lieutenant by brevet. Second Lieutenant Aug. S. Nicholson, to be drat lieutenant by brevet. Captain George H. Terrett, to be major by brevet, for gallant and meritorious conduct in the storming of the castle of Chapultepeo, and in the capture of a redoubt on his advance upon the San Cosmo gate on ISth September, 1817. Vor gallant and meritorious conduct in the storming of the castle of Chapultejiec, and in thr capture of he San Cosmo gate, 13th September. 1847. First Lieutenant John D. Simms. to be captain by irevet. Second Lieutenant Charles A. Henderson, to be irst lieutenant by brevet. movements In Politic*. The Flection in New Yoaa.?Notice is given that it the general election to be held in New York, on tho ruesday succeeding the first Monday of November next, the following officers are to be elected,Mwlt ? A Governor and Lieutenant Governor of (^ Btate. Thirty-six F.lectors of President and Vioo WBdent )f the United States; A Senator for this the 20th Senate Distriot, oinposed of the counties of Ontario and Livingston, n the place of Allen Ayrsult, resigned, whose term of service expires on the lasAday of December, 184P; A Canal Commissioner in the place of Charles Cook, those term of service expires on the last day of Decern>?r next; An Inspector of State Prisons in the place of John B. [ edney. whose term of service expires on the last day of December next; A Representative in the 30th Gongress of the United States for the 27th Congressional District, composed of the counties of Seneca and Wayne, in the place of John M. Iiolley, deceased; And thirty-tour Representatives in the 3lst Congress of the I nited States, being one representative for each Congressional District in the State, which said district* are as follows, to wit TV- 1>:.4.U? 4ka /lAtiniiaa r\f Cllf A uc r JIOV i/IBllltk. tUUIJ/WCU VI IUO VVMUkira V* WW*folk an?l (lueen*. Second District, composed of the counties of Richmond and KInpu Third District. composed of the 1st. 2d, 3d, 4th and 5th wards of the city and county of New York. Fourth Distriot. composed of the 6th, 7th, )0th and 13th wards of the city and county of New York. Fifth District, composed of the 8th, Oth and 14th wards of the city and county of New Y ork. Sixth distriot, composed of the 11th, 12th, 16th, 16th and 17th wards of the city and county of New York Seventh District, composed of the counties of WestChester and Rockland. Fight District, composed of the counties of Tutnaa and Dutchess. ' Ninth District, composed of the counties of Orange and Sullivan. Tenth District, composed of the counties of Ulstsc and Delaware. Klerenth District, composed of the conntiei of Columlla and Oreene. Twelth District, composed of tha county of Renaaalaer. Thirteenth District, composed of the city and counts of Albsnv ' Fourteenth District, composed af tha counties of Washington and F.ssex. Fifteenth District, composed of the counties of Warren. Franklin, Clinton, and townships No. 13,32,7.4, >, and 41. of Totten V Croesfield's purchase, within the rounty of Hamilton, and all the territory in said coun.y lying north of snid townships. Sixteenth District, composed of the counties of Saritogn. Schenectady. Fnlton and that part of tha county of Hamilton not Included in the fifteenth distriot. Seventeenth District, composed of the counties af Herkimer and Montgomery. Kighteenth District. composed of the counties or St I .awrrnce and Lewis Nineteenth District composed of the county of Jefferson. Twentieth District, compssed of the connty of Oneida Twenty :tr?t District, composed of the counties of Otsego and Schohnrle. Twenty-second District, composed of the counties Of of Chenango, broom" and Tioga Twenty-third District, composed of ihe counties of Madison and Oswego. Twenty-fourth District, composed of the county ef Ononda ;a 'J wcnty-tifth District composed of the counties of Cayuga and t'ort'.and m Twenty-sixth District, compose I of the counties of Tompkins, ( hemung and Yates. Twentyseventh District, oomp'-seiof the counties of Seneca and Wayne Twenty eighth District, composed of th- connty of Monroe. * Twenty-ninth District, oompoaod of the counties of Ontario and Livingston *1 birtleth District, composed of the counties of Steuben and Alleghany Thirty first Dbtrict, composed of the counties of Cattaraugus and ( hatan |Ue. Thirty second District, composed of the county of firio. 1 h'rty-third District, composed of the counties of Wyoming and Oencee. A nd the ch'rt* 'oTirtli Dlatriet, compoied of the counties ef 1"' V'swar*

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