Newspaper of The New York Herald, December 31, 1857, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated December 31, 1857 Page 2
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THE KANSAS QUESTION. Opinions of the Cabinet en the Lecompton Constitution. THE LATEST NT5WB FROM KANSAS. The Vote on (lie Constitution? Free State Men 8*my Aw my from the Foils? (fciilet Election ? Address of Gen. Denver, die., 4tc. 8TBCI1L CORM8PONDKKCK Or THE B1RALD. JursaaoN City, Mo., Dec 26, 1867. A gentleman has just arrived here from Topeka, Kan mm, bringing intelligence from Lecompton up to the 22d instant. The vote on the 21st, so far as bad been board from, bad passed off quietly in all parts of the Territory, the free State party generally refusing to vote, and the pro tlavery party being allowed quietly to go to, remain at, and return from tbe polls. At Lecompton 133 votes are[said to bave been polled, of which the pro-slavery party bad a majority of 69. The polls were opea at lewreoce all day, but only one man attempted to vote: be was challenged and left the polls: so not a single vote was ca*>t in 1-awrence on the slavery clause of the Le compton constitution. In the town of Shawnee 700 votes were cast , all of which were pro slavery. At Topeka the polls were open all day , but not a vote was cast. Twenty Missourians are reported to haw goue over from Indejicn tfence, Missouri, to vote ip tbe Territory on the 21st, but nothing has been heard from them hore yet. On the 22d inst. a crowd of fifty men, says my inform ant, left lawrence and went to Ijecompton to seize upon the United States arms there The Legislature, which was called together by tbe then Acting Governor >unton, adjourned on Wednesday the 10th. You are already ac quainted with what was done during their session. I t-eud you herewith the address of Gcueral Deliver, the Secretary of tlie Territory , and now Acting Governor He took hit- seat ou tbe 21st Though no disturbance, so far a.- is yet known, occurred on the 21st, yot the ailairs of the Territory bear by no means a peaceful aspect ilo dies of armed men acknowledging ? If any? opposite au thonties, are marching through the Territory. The ques t on as to how soon these will be brought into conflict w ith themselves, am) with or for the federal government, de jh-uiIs seemingly upon the slightest caui-et. The roads b. tween here an. I I<eaveiiwortiiareiu adroad ful, almost impa.-?ab)e oonditinn. Some thirty or forty jtersous have beeu wilting here for some time past to iind means of gett:ng into the Territory The steamer E. A. tlgdeo took on botrd t"i ? gbt mid passenger.-. yesterday ao<l the day before, to j>o up the river to Leavenworth ; but not having sufhcient t" satisfy the pecuniary demands of the trip, both are now being "rapidly transferred to the Tut, w bu h arrived at. hour ago from St. l.ouis, and starts ! in live minutes Kir Kansas >o 1 must i lose tine uote aud steam up the Missouri . OOV. DENVER** ADDRESS TO TftK PKOFtK OK K ANSAS. Ilavtt g been ajtpomted by the I'residoot oi the United States to the cAce of Secretary and, during the Govern or's absence, Acting (.overt or ol tLi> Territory, it is pro per that 1 should make you a liriet addre- -, Mitllciem to indicate w hat my future course of action will be. Ihe trouble;aud difficulties wuli which th>- people of ttie Ter ritory have been Involved makes tin- the more necessary, for it wo'iid be unreasonable u? exj>eei au\ one occupy iug this position to escape misrepresentation aud abuse. Tho passions ot many bave been so thoroughly aroused, and lung islanding difficult!* - iiave so embittered the feeling? of cue portion of the community agam-t another, that it has been represt nted a- almost impossible to find any one wiping to iaten to the voice of reasou. This I am not pre {tared to believe. That there are some violunt men who have aasumed to sj? .>k by authority for tbe |>eople at large, and counsel sui h rueasuree as mu-t necessarily, if followed, |i-a?i to blo<> iMied. .man h> atul confusion. I h.?ve no doubt; hut it will require more "tt.an hare assertion to sati-ly me that there is n<4 yet enough of the con-ervative element remaining to uphold and enforce the laws, by whn h alOLc?tiie l;vw? and property of our citizens ean be protected, and the honor of the country preserved. It is the earnest desire of the President that a fair op portunity should be afforded all the people of ttie Territory at tbe approcht g eU cioins to give a full iiid free expres sion o( ilieir opir.i ns and as an evidence of this I give the toiii.a ng q.:otatU>Lnfrom his Instruction to me, through the Sec-eta: y o! State, Jai"d December 1 1 , 1357. ? The (invention which m t ? 1 .Tompton ? t> 'ho Nt of Sep leuiter Li.d framed a <o ?ir ton. and ha : lutkirlicd w ' Pretideot to aunmit tti* qaeaooa to the pwp.f intheZlatnt l)ecem'>e whether li;? cojatiutku ahouiu adapted wish erwithou elavery. The Importance of thin n?ne could nut I wel. L-e over eMimateil. It mtolre t the complete and an tbori tv? aetUrniem the only atihjcct ... hrfer.tiee wbK L ' bar. -? r oin-i) ?t IU e K?n?,i< or interfered with :?.? proaperlty. ' 'I h -j ? he eiec'.jr? th>Tet?re u> whom 'be ae" lenient wua reletr.-l. i ?? ? i..v bad nn nn i n ? - :i. liable njtht to attentat , tbe poll- anil fire their vote*, on tbe da) appoiatcd, hut they Itere required to do ao by thr litnateonalderatioaa ofpu'jlir j dim In the eaereuc <4 (hurt (hi, moreover tbeywefeeo eutite i' '.-.(tiate j r jtcct >n :heT rrt'orUi ?Mverameut. kDd > Acting Governor wa l<ound to empiov all tliel.-g.il I tri. ?n? m hiacomnmnd to (five aeruri v a:i?J lairne*a to the i ?leottoii i be con 'tiding <>;iinioe* which prevail it. tbe Territory," Ith.)' t.. t their ipprnprjau t**ue at the ballot Nit. and to i that pekctjfalarbttr?mcni tit. y might aafelv t.. ref. rr?d Tie ? j;re.< tele eccoiupiuihed. In be "platan of tbe Preal <ieu . e .. j re-. r\ ?? ? pence of the Territory and aacure I the trei *.. nt i t tlie . lcetmu. *** 1'HI? > ? 11 Will readily lilld i ? tut llie I Pre ' ? tetania i- iJe rhtef duty w birh devolves upon y.>u ! an M ???air.nti i%'i.r#?or Pre city t? to pteaarvetaa pence j i:i K*"? ' fcvery poreon entitled t< vote under the onr?tfu , lion to have Hi r?-K? i a tin- poll- awl to he free from , hut re* n eier<-:?.- oi the aiactire Iran- ! el. ?e i'-ti-ctvt power ia found inanSeietit fOrthla puraa*r the movant the Catted Statu, abnuld be employed in ? M tt n<t ?W t r.T-uii'.ii oh'ive them ?ta'i"nc.Jjfc ? Ivnnf. ? ? .ii ,i r v ' tlm?e j iacaa where n your J'i<6 mei' heir aei vh-e* ?re ik.-'.y to he required. ? ? ? ? ? | 1 hej :> m?lriKtioii? lieretotoi. (tven refer p?nmlMmtlf '0 ' the jreaer ati' t. o! peaee i. eertam ttnportanl eieetmna; hut I ' ueeiiuiiii.v .i.li.rfc you that your duly ia n<>i ni..-n.te.i he < .^iline 1 ;?? ii.. m? o< '??*. Ii egteiHta. oCe-.titw to th* p> ? on 1 1 all ?! '? ?? In the i*e ..f tbetr.tn*t ttcht* n'a?! Kppliea a* *e!l to one letnl eleetton aa to anotner. ! The T> err.eruu [,et??la''ire. .I'.'.ibtlesn. convened on the Tth 1 tnatant and whi ?? it r.-Tt>Mo? n a???M.n Ita membera ar.' en tit e.) to oe aocnr- aiei fre. (? ibe.r delihari'ima Iur rt." 1 I MctH.o in'iat a.Mi be re?p? "??d. u. i It author'.;* an < ?, :i b) thej.e.i.'efoi an? p.irp..?e, till# election ?h"'lld be held Wlb i. ni ?n'eeru;'i??? ? > le*? th?n thoreautboruad by the Conven tu* WliUeti? p< ?ee of the Territory .? prearrved an l tin oi election* ia aeeure. there n?e<l n? no fear of dl?- ' a? 'in ?e uacittei e ? the public jonrsalu eomain report* .I an intended merement i y a porttoc ..i 'he r*idett< "i ntte a rv . olaU..nar/ (ntrrwnu It ia hardly I j.ro'.ah!.- that thi* report ean be well founded. But ako iil j ib> . "Kpt t>e made and iex't l? pracileal c -.'.nn with the , Tem'orn .'Uibr ltiM> the authority of the government must ' i e e?*'iriiy he ?ta.Mtained, >nd lr?.in wliKtever quarter it - > ? 1 'u in kTfera hj ? denee with tU" tlecuona autb riat by th? < onatittttiotia) 1 oriventn.n or whieb m ?y he au /ed bjr the Lei|U>laiiit? ih>- aitempt an*! be re.i-i J M l Ihe *e. r iy ?(,. election maintalne.l. rhe peaeeahla proireaa of th.'?e elect oi. eati ohvloi ?ly ... ea?lon no in try i anyt i' rm or any p . i . .en ihe.r rnui < rati Ii.. ? ?? oni) 'i.e du< weUl.t un.lei ibe<nu>tH i'io i and !..?? ? ? ? ' * '1 i? vitally !uip* i nit 'hnt tin |?.f?ple of Kanaa*. ?ul ? oilier tc'.n Ute pe'.ple of Kaltana . ahoutd nave the t>. 1 d etna t...' ?. t vi. .|ue*'lon r. .? t.e' ??rt- shetii lor de<-.-. m. ? ? ? '? i^ i?. add i ? ii" *' Hon of the T?rriw ri*l ;.".:i> iftre ran .0' rler W".m the ele< tiona of tbe ?i.t ot I tet emoj r antl t tra Mond'it f .lai. u .rjr. n ? ia mode and at i4T|.ie- ei ?> the l%me' ? mve i-m H> lb# r i -itruct:"iix it will lie acen thtit iny duty is pli t:i? nnrked out. aud a* myewii v.e?< on miw i"ct? "eut'reiy aorord with tbow of tbc l're? idar.t, t elw.II in. i -o atfttrultjr in i beyi: g tbom and 1 trust tlial >11 rood t t ; ;.s frill nan*; mc ;n j.rea. rviM tue pMtcc of the trr 1 1'*} I'.d a' the aa-iM- t me fettle Up qneaUottii wht h now p' rp.ex Um n>. It i* far more i*?r .to UU* Uuwugii IIm l>aU4 fcoa it.ai by tite nw< rd, and in that way tt can aleo he dotM much more ?j*e4ily It m mw k to bt rr g i** t tkii! one /* ?rf?.w of IA- Ua reWoeif i wrf In foie ? m lie ("UtUUttom a ' -j'mut <i In My; far kaA tkrrtbern i g n 1 1 aftei'lrtti" at '*? /-?( ? 'V> /u'ttum nf rianrrf would ha" '-???. futlp ' Vlaili*d> ustiU I Jk .? A meri itn p"> ff i jn t.'-. r th'i nin. afmUiml '-y o-'.K-n/i "y frtrn tk' J'lib. Thr,r dk?? t- r-/yiril4<1 af %r?1tj. vw<v i/tv< f*. nw^oeVy nf artwt'Xf iti>r r. wJ. :ke rumll an- n* thr ...jjnrity that mvjht Mi* l""i 0ir* It :a aaaertrl by mme that peraonr fr^tn other Hutoa f.,.ve in t. riet- i .i. it?- . ... t,.n... at..^ii.ai fraud? Iaarebt<-n f^rjelr lit i, hy w |, . ii tbcj ba .a b"-n orerf?ow#ri?d and , dein vodof tlieir r xhte Thiae ? fiaritea may bt* true; l ?ii if eo, tb? .e Ibey eompiain of will not be eeme ' e ' by n'?ent i * II HUtlVN from the pofe Ami; i .cai. . i.xeim can b?i er praaerre Uietr r jltt* l.v aband.xi - ItiK tbe alectlri trar.t hi-i , and pumabtneta im.ncvere nan t..? t?? iiiflk t.-.l on tlie n au win. l.y violence, trickery or fraud would dejir ve tbem of ?t. There ia no qu> m OOO i . oM d ? Hi out government wb.ch ought not and cannot U' am ? aSij -? uia<l liy it. It is true t!?a a quaalion may be pre*, nt' .1 tti a manner otqfWUoaaMt u? a. me, but ih.it *i- hot a too l reaaon to refnt ton to vota. for it tbe majori ty wlilt t. the culcu ty ca.i aimn be retmidicd by praacnt 'Ulhe nuesteia iu tbe imuisar rxpilred l%n htfc, been otic 04 the reaeooi aaairnod why % jiori .ii of iii? peoplf will nol v..t* t.? day ?that thi .jucat tin t - r.f?t heca ; airly pr. . nt< ?l *tr-?ber t . Ibat they ante|j>aie irtiodM I ? avt H . < raj (* bouli, lie Vr- , ' i.t of tb? Obnvenuoi fi nl >tn Un? r* t rn- t< I ? Rv.de au< I. ?- .1 - i-?ut n : in" h* ha? ? m? an 1 will conrnua to do a'' he c.m to h <va tba ?I action u n and proiar'j c^ tducted, ha? m- my *elf Md tl e Jn'!? o n. r- of I i two h'i ku o. tbe T> 'rr;u~r ?*; ! < i ira t' 1 ?* pr- *e, i at i i" 1 'eitil ? j of tile vote*. I'att.. ritv nf H S, |> * Hh tlie >?> t- <?' tl.oa .. . m,. j can -it ?' ?n,." iu?tn in ? I ? a ' #t'ie |j.. tuner I y a ii -o?t to V ?? b?il< 1 1 o* Avery titeroi t la> ?i p <?cd nt the laa *a. .u of the Ia-v ?'> t i re ,.rox n i- tl e nf! cttop o< iv vtre pro# tiiri p >>< ti? e ijri*' ! oplra'Pia. Tit ael tne.'Ui with m> te.-t *i. ?r'? ap( rov ' v i t it laf 'i- * yet a ft! ck i.tv utrnje* I, I w.ll rum'Ij imm?i tti ?aaktof 't bh?o ?o. , I' " ? ' ; - ?' t throw ton % iy <uar utoiUid t'li' ureal b<> an k w!ii?htatb4 Tt ' y f >ltt ? ??) >f our 'ret: . utui">n>. I tatiwA rl" < I ? add oe v? tu it wall ui? lie ,pte ig t-t allow'nf tbei -M'ivof Vi h 'r i?t ti. t t rpiarrel* >ir^-lfiatttiX Hi t ?.< ( i uia to ? jd? T'.t* i? a f'lutfnl t*our?* of d.iuc ' n oil m ? o- til. iee.fr: h< ? t. * onadttlou ?* a'lair* iti W? le Vir. , 'it kti ii(f c t * || ace It ? fa'.i ? ? rj tlntiif 1 U'" wl po!iL<-al a count liany tfHible and i u.e ,r ,H n ,?J ? , ... ? ,, ,f?( 4 Ith ? au in pco, e h*. lid be i uUl.'iii aliout taking aide# <o poMi. at tl in ii" ,r a j m.itlor* a- .tr. <n ,i |*r?i) |ier' -ial .ha i t?r. IuUm ii"< i.ai oi ? : ? i wk? u?h M Wrt'.l mi ju (Tin. ut <| , n'Pli.it.. p, c ,r . .eit I1!, vi -a n't up exjip ? ?<! ! ,i ih tti* e , of tin it a - ?n ial on ' ?d *11 I* ti er. a * ? >t In tliepe mat:, r* 1 etia'. e\iiect the co "petal* i. ? f h r*id ? m*. and ?.? d p.y ??? fieclaM it' be ret: w-l, : l,..vi uo ? ? h t t! ,1 twa< e ? l be prver vttd .i ^ . i n, i Toawwaa* 21, 11 : Hc< retarf MM Aciicg < ? -r*nr. p*of i.intTiov T? Titer i'itfir?*FaAarr.K?'ToHf. to ptirajar f the '^i ?i ? ? ? the art of ih< lative Aaa. tpproead la M; 10*7. eoif -d " M t ealiBiittiUK I. k net*' t ?a frames at !/? icniifwi, uuder the act of ''.ie < .fialat e A*' tolilj of Kai vt- li if jlf ? m died At ?' I In |N. vide ft* tak.nc ? Wua?lt ami ? elect .m of d. icjat ? < nOor.t 'DUd, w-'-4 F*twu?ie |?. HtT|* ' P. dertcii P ?. nt it, a ' -j ? Qt'ffWal kac mm |W? ?or , d ereby a|i|annt the fWkiw.re C >n?era lor t.ii Mrera. coai . ttm. d, who?.. dui* u ' shall be in pursuance of Mid law, to establish voting pre cmcta in their respective counties, and appoint thre* {uiigea of election in each precinct, for the election to ba leld on tb? 41b day of January, 1858, to wit : ? Leavenworth Ccunty? Adam Fir her, 8. N. lAtta andOea. W Purkins. Atchison ? 01. as. F. Kobh, Caleb May and .1 T Hereford Doniphan ? Thomas H. McC'ul^ek, Uaao Tollman and Ebcnezcr ltlai ki.~t.xi Brtmm ? Orrill Root, Thou. J. Drummond and William C. Foster Xemeha? Thomas Newton, Royal C. Torrey and C. Bourre I\4Uiwalamv ? Robert WiUou, Uriah Cook and A. Jack boh Chapman Marshall? J M. Middleton, W. 8. Blaokbum and J. K Clardy. Riley ? J. M. Morris, Pr A Hunting and George Mon tague Calhoun ? Abiam Ray, Wm Owens and Dr Oden. Jeffermm? Wm. Grigs by, Jesse Newell and J. Uollin? worth. Shawnee ? A. Polley, W. 8. Gay lord and Klitott Car rlger. CofTe v? Wm. R. Saunders, 8. M. Tarpons and Hardin McMahon. iKixxbon ? Charles Cameron, John Woodman. Mchardsnn ? James Fletcher, S T. Ross, S A. Baldwin. Hrrckinridge ? l>r. E. P Bancroft, E. Goddard, William Grinaley. MadUon?A. D. Graham, 8. C. Brown and Hartuan G. Elliott. Jnhnton ? Ber>j Pare, Joseph Mathews and J?oi?s T> Allen. J.ykint ? H. H. Williams, John Yelton, Dr. W. Heiskill. Linn ? David Sibbott. K. Barnes and Pr. J. H. Barlow. Hitirbtm, Ptrrn and McGee*? B B. Newton. Johti Ha milton, Gov. E. Ransom Dovg1<v. ? Robert J. Nelson, J. B. Abbot and Jarae' Blood. FYanMin ? Jacob A. Mareell, P. P. Elder and J. A Reid Andernm. ? Davis Frank inberger. Dr. R. Gilpatnck and Wm F Arney. Alter i and (irtcnroood. ? J. A CoflTre, Watson .Stewart and A. H Riever l>avit ? Jm. W Clair, E M. Thurston and Wm B Mar shall. ? n'ite.?' T. g Huffaoker, F Mtsier and 8. M Hays. HunUn. ? F. P.. '/.inimerman. Dr. Woibly. Given under the seal of the Territory, at Lecomplou, this tbo 19th day of lieceiuber. 1H67. FRED P. STANTON, Acting Governor LIST OF ACT8 VAH.-ED BY THE KAN.SAS LBQ18LATI HX. |Correspou lenco of the Cincinnati (iazotte j QrHMM. K T. , Dec. Ml 1H."?7. Tbe Legislature *journed tine die, at 5 o'clock Thurc day evetntjg BCor-' doing so, it passed a bill regaling the famous ''Rebellion act," and another, directing the pro- cuting attorneys of the Territory tOMtaraoUejsro sequi* iu all case- new pending under the "Rebellion law '' Gov StarUm vetoed both these bills, but the for mer was immediately re eaacted over his disapproval. The following is a synopsis of all the action completed at this i xtra s< ssi"t : ? 1. Passage or th* Militia bill, and eleotion under it of a Territorial Mutury Board 2. Joint resolutions protesting against admission into the Union under tbe Iiecompton constitution. 3. G itcorre&t resolutions, reaffirming the Topeka con stitution, and praying tor admission under it 4. Act lor tin -punishment of all election frauds. 6. Act repealing tbe boga* law under which the (<e compton constitution was frame 1. 6. Act for submitting the whole lecomplou coa.iit uiou to a v ote of the people ?. Act repealing the Rebellion law. There is much cen-ure cat.' . (>ou I'.ie members tin' they did not provide for re submitting the Topeka constitution to the pi 'pie The public sentiment is likely to force them into such an enactment at their regular session, which commences on the tir-t Monday in Jauuary | OPINIONS OF THF MEMBERS OF Mil. BU < HAXAN'S cabinet ox the LECOMPTON ( ONSTITl'TION OF KANSAS. l.ETTKK FHOM HON". LEWIS CASS. Waswyiito*, I <ec V> 1*6 ' ; ryr\ r* >:* ? Jly public duties will previa mo fr.>m ! I '<? nnim-rous assemblage winch 011 Monday even i Till tu" 'I iii your cit\ |o endorse the first annual tuos roeeol .lame Bii-hanau. who is the more entitled to the K.mi consideration of a K nii ') ivauia meeting, as hewn , trnn- crrec hy the American people from that faithful [ ?a?e,wh.i-!i o-iMbo- nV :?..*-th?*r, to the Presidency this great confederation. i: peri ally i* it your declare'! !'? ! t'> otitfor^c that part of the mt?.-agc which recotn mend*' tl.e : pce,h udnus-irn of Kansas a- a Slate under 0 constitution formed in pur-uat.ee of lawful authority 1 Winnie yon 'or remember t u me among those to l>e united nj'Oi] tl n. r ^m and thougti t cannot he with you yet J shall rega .; yotir proceedicgH with deep interest and ? in ti e fir' coin . t on that (lie welcome plaudit Well di no thou 5. >d and faithful ? rvau," will be prouounccd ? ;th one Vvi e by the aaAeinbied thousands, and will be I borne to lh remotest part* of the republic, and lltid it* I r 1 pon e 11 the heart* of ti?. ? American democracy Such ? iii'i jn ei:t ,.f appnval ... due t.? your eminent fellow clti not lets for liig ;?a.-t strvicc ana hi- present imsition ? San for his elforta. to maintain at thu time the in.'' priu. pies of self government While hi* poli, v "a" been condemn. d. his motives have beca arra:?nc.l: but he nnj will appeal in hi* Jus ' 'licit 'on to ibe efficient services of a long life now drawing to a close. and which offers him no reward he would accept at the txp.ratiou or hi* conxt'tutioiial term of ' fflce but the confidence and gratitoJc of lis j < "ictrj an I the approbation of hi* own conscience. It - -.*> " ?? ! for the American people to come together in times of doubt aud difficulty Our father* did no in the 1 mcr- trjing siones through which tbejr paaaed and mav I oil- sous do no likewise. should those evil da>- come uuoa 1 tiiein. trmn which no peop.o can he wnollv exempt I Tl.'-se tT' tt convocation- of the lutel'vence an I patriot I 1-111 of ti,,. , ouotn are the tribunal* to .iudKo public meu and measure*, and to apptoveor condemn as circuiu.Uncea inaj justify and their judgmert ii rendered more effec ? "1 1 ''.v 'in|?isinj numl.ers. by Ireo di?cu>stou an.i bv the nature of t!i>-ir proceeding*" The admi.-siou of Kansas into the Union upon the principle- advocated ia the mes ' -i"*" >- <*?* "I th'?e great (juesi,ous which appeal at mice 10 tli.. r< asofi and the |?ut iotism of ourcountrt nieu. and may well challenge : our deliberation and action. The add! Hon of another tnetnl>er to uur confederacy is an event full of hope , k fulfilment Of Use promises of the |N,.| aula pudge of the glurle* of the future. And it 1* likewise a l-eac abb' and *-fT?-? tua! rene d v for e? il* to which our ?v t<mof governmer.t is expos, a As long at a Terntoral organization exists, the country It embraces will feel the effect of externa! nflae-nce in iui|?.rlent 'jueatMaa. an I etl 'rl# to control them will be ? ontioually made, whatever periK dihj b? ti the way of the interference Such U"W l* the cond tion ol Ktn-X'. and no iust nad jiatr.otie maa tan contemplate that tondiiion without si^rious apprehon* ' ? ? V\ the men v o| . I rather than bv our ? *n ? * dotn or forbearance, w?? have th is far e-capod that last fctional C'iotrover.-y . which wstn n it comes mav bring ! with it tha de-iruct on of this fair fabric of pohl cal Tree, dom. But v e have a security azatnst th-? langer. if we can cot, out to abanlof this fearful controversy and adept t. and that is the admission of Kansas into the I'nton under a ? hi iitut mi formed in pursuance of lawful auih" rlty as prominently put forward In the menage Pu-.n I ?w lor the onvrs '.n of the Territory into a 8tat? and J'"" "?? ?' once to ih<* daniterou* and conflicting "VmenP. 1 ['?peace lie sfill ' The stnrm will be husbad, the instltu , t "i - "! t ,c eo.jntrj wh' ther domestic or political, wl;l ' 1, ? r, guiited by the |-"jj.|e of ih<- country, and bui a f?w ? br ei month* will pa** away Ix-'ir^ |>ea<:e and quiet will I I" restored . and this alarming t. cte-t remembered onl v fi r the V-n.ii ..rbviraiK-.- u would ioculrtUe Tl<w is | pre, the \ taken of the su' i.Tt by the Pnsidcnt, ma 1 truit, ci iitlemen. I ,lo not doabt nde< ?i that the 1". w i b< I..U' !? by tic pit- "t . t 11 to h. > setlil led within sight of the HhH <4 u#d? 1^'liJ'MK.' to de. i bnrste UfKi lh" cotnlition the "intrv and to p?< .iudgment u|>on the course of tb< < U ?f Macwtrat# I _ _ .. _ u-:wl? ciys To <.*"??.? rtirr. f , and oth<-r*, cofumitu-o, Phda 1 delphla. ? i.rrn.n from Vint now rnwKr.i, conn. Wamtsctox, ;?pc an. 1*67. I rejret that It will not be .n my pt war to be prevnt ?t yoi.r proj *?,'.! meet ng on W"n lav n> xt It wuH^vh , mcii'csrs pleasure to unite wit?i vrw ,n endorsing the me- sage of the l-reaident and "espacialif that part of it reconiimndingtbe spee ty a.lmi?st.? ,.r K?n?a? as a sute nr.drr a constitution formed in pursuant, ? of lawful an 1 thorny " You have riahtly construed th ? message The | policy of the administration in regard to X msas Is the leaitimate re? of the pr>neipi"s nnon whrh Mr. Bi chan as wo* e -cted In rerryn ring th ? lega ifv of ?',? 1 I "<<mpton Convntiofi. and reronmen' 'Dg the %dm:-^ ni of Kan?as as a Wal" into thelnion, Ii, conform it v to ?>ie I at 'ion of that CotiventHw, the Prwdeat bs? given to tho t? 11 try lh>* assurance of his wt?e and fixed pur|sm?* to ca-ry out in *00.1 unh the great principle tnro-norated into the Kansas bMI of allowing the people of Kin>n? to de ide the ijue?tion of slavery for th?mao ree and in t'je'r own way Me hv ca'cfclly ahuiir.' 1 fr-.m the rxeri- *e I of any infl<>'ucf either tltrectlv or indireetly to mkn Kai iis a fr -e or a slave Htat< hi wholopdicy h.ie he?>n ? haiacteri?d with an earnest desire u> teavo'tb" nfiple there f "[lerfectly free to form lh?,r irn damettlc in ?? tut ot.? n ih?'r own way.1' Yen meet in r ?.p?f,d to a, d endi rsa this policy . and in ?o do:n? yoti only r?nerst ? the PfiiM t'len of t; d?m,? ratie ranr . a? ? ofi?am< <i in th? Nubiarka Kan?a? hill, afflrired ,'n tb finelnnati put 'orm. and < vorywfc*re mamtaiueil by the ?i''mo< ra^'v of Ok- tnien. | K.itisaa has been Mie frnlfol ?o>ir< e ef etr'tlng ?uea ihditical parties an i pnblie n. n have fallen in the con?"?t Tiny were looad uixqual fo the occasion, and hav |?i ?< d awav t ) r lkn rrjom fi>r olber organ, ration* and her li eu tlie d-mo. ratic narty alolie laa - n-vl flrtn ami unharmed am d-t the rT-rai k Tne reaxm I* s aimpk as it i* 1 iiree tire In the tir t h< or of th con leet * announced th< prir lpl??* i.p n which otir parly sto< d. and adherirg u> tfx ni in ?*? 'j piuien of t'M H -1 n. oor nrf^r<s* ha* beer # ateady a n>ir ult n.at. trlvmpn wa c riatn. The d <t?rbn,g c ? w*. 1 he ouestioti of slavery In Kar?a? Apart fr>)iii this. ! ti ?-i ?* wa* fi" 'iiT,' 11 in and no e ,cit"m> n' The |irinciple ad ?! I by the dem<* rattc party ora? to le? the people of I ansa* lee Ida rt for tin mse|?M>. ami Ii th<?r own w?v. lh * > - a * -o 111*11 !<??? / ju?t an I ri^ht Hiat 11 a-i 1 nunoed the o ntl .?noe ?if the ,-ouulry , at d Mr Buchanan Wi elened U> !*?" I i.'*idency vo carry it ?it m g?Hi I faitu Veii*>p the maL . issues r-iade by the ..(,?? ?itton was tb" I utM.ri? flow ia the will o th' rti,i< ,ity in Kar<a- 1 . t?e ? - ' ? I " i" 1 o? til d' i" ra!> piriy ha- j bf II m il. k ,'ti ,'v trial the poo; I ?i* . a 1* mu<f ' make known l'i?-ir wil tn ?h? moda s 1 tn-?'iper pr< i <ribi' hy law How ? ?: C'mld it be asceri.""d* fh : ,1 ??? . r r -. dible. and the op;>o-iilon v.tin'v -trug 1 > t" i' e puolK mind of '.he c jntry agairnt a i""i. pie s-' clear, and mde?d. so e-?"nt al to id ? v ?ry I exi >D' 1 of j- hi ri'i ient The dTiooe i'K ,? ly r^eogc .*e^ I the ir-.'aitiy '* tin Trrr torial l* /nlat ire 01 Kama* The : t pre* iron ,i. r b.red again*! it on Ibe gi 'imi'i ",at ,1 violate, 1 ; ' il e w Ot tin. i;i?j(,rity " The i*? ?. w>. . made before the country nd tl t"-oi?le dee de l n lh? el-n-fon of Mr Ii'i. bai..<t lh favor 'd the dem'wral'e par and th- law Al every sla^ of the Kan-ei ipteet'oa this w bv srr'ved, and ju' t m 'ifi. n u it has oeen presented, ha>f he I. n.ocra'.c party t-, en it* t,o i>n Ihn ?lde of the lew ?" c tli.s r a-v d ha- i. ?d M?elf, and all the slarm , of lda? * rr p il IMHlisM h* ve fu'ed to pretyi I against It Tie ..ieilit i.'nisf j of Kan ? ? en le 1 voi ,"i to iust fy Ihslr i' ?> *Mbra',i?eap i .a to a gre ?t priBctpie, wbich'hff ?auiljr hiiusiit U> pn st lute totboT uniiolv purf>???e 1 If>, r ? "iiti m|it lor the a hi of the mai ^dy wa ? only ni^ialled by tite r lii-regar^of the iaw \\ th ali th< ' or >f.-M.on* o?i ? hi* rub.toc? inev now -efiiselo vo?.. ?i,M? ,f,. 0;. rfWtun tr 1 Tuily and faii-'y pre?"pted of a." arta urn* the r'a! Will ^"f HV'd/, W w^ordMCC WAU VK pftfT?l?M (X i?yf, No Btitlemrnt of the question U acceptable to them unlasa ii i* mailt iu defiance of law, and at the cost of anarchy and bloodshed The pretext ha* been spurned wbrc re sortno fob)- tlirm, aiid It certainly derirea bo additional tUeugth fn-ni the fact that it has fouud uew advocate and defenders The Terriorial Legislature of Kansas thus recognized by the democratic |>ariy, aubnntiel to the people the <|uei-iion ? i- Iim 1 1 th^fe he a convention to form a State con stitution C The p<V* tbe |*>lls derided that such a convention s hotild be called. In conformity to their deci ."len the legislature called the convention, and ih>' dele gates were elected in aocort&nce with the propitious of law? the opposition declaring at each step that " the will of the majority was disregarded, and the democratic l*t u adhering firmly to it* first impregnable position of standing l>y the law. The 1 prompt on Convention has adopted a constitution and submitted to a vote of the pco pie the slavery clauae. The opposition renew the old clamor about ''the- will of the majority," which is again responded to by the democratic party by holding up the constitutiMi and ft** law. Whatever there may have t>een in this pretext heretofore, the action of the Ltcompton Convection, in submitting the slavery question to a vote cf all the tima .fid* Inhabitants of the Territory , has swept frr.m the opposition the last vestige of ground f jr com plaint. The opportunity waa presented on the 21st Inst. . to all the bona fide inhabitants of Kansas, of deciding for themselves whether Kansas should be a free or slavo Stale. If the black republicans of Kansas refuse to vote, and seek by all the means in their power to prevent otheis Irom voting, in order to keep up the scenes of vio lence ami bloodshed which have so long destroyed the peace snd quiet of thai Territory, it constiuu* no good reason why the democratic party should abandon its prin ciples itud "unite with its enemies in disregarding the law. The law abiding citizens of Kansas desire t* make known their will in the mode proscribed by the lavs of the coun fry. Those who tramp'o on the law and spurn its obliga turns do not deserve either to be heard or respected. This brief review of the Kai -a* question shown that we are meeting uu old issue, though to some <-xteut in new hands. It has been successfully met heretofore by the democratic party. Adhering to our principles, we shall be able to meet it sgain. Our past trumphs leave no doubt of future result*. The faithful maintenance of cur principles is the great element of democratic strength. As it lias marked our history in the |w?t,so it will in the future. So !ar as the question of slavery in Kansas is concerned, I have shuwii that the jiolioy of the detnocialic party has been to recognise Uk law, and to carry out the will of the people a> mai.i known in the manner prescribed by law. The admission of Kansas as a State refers the whole question to ilsciticens for their final decision, as it has been referred to the people of every other ?tate in the Union. Theop|>osi tion ti this policy finds its main element of strength in the de?ir? of our opponents to keep up the excitement which has so long distracted the country The real issue is be tween peace and quiet on the one hand, and excitomont, turmoil and bloodshed on the other. The decision of the people upon such au isnie cannot be a matter of doubt. Every good citizen is willing that Kansas shall be a free or s:?vo State,. just ae her people may prefer, and her ad mission as a State in conformity to the action of the Le compinn CoLventicn will insure that result. This being done, peace will be restored in Kansas, and quiet In the Valance of the country, and the democratic party will have the gratification of knowing that it has all been ac- 1 ' ouiplishe'i through iL- own fair, just and constitutional principles. HOWELL COBB. l/ETTF.R FROM HON. j8W B. ! WjkXHIMUION, llec 2H, ls.Ji. ' ijave :eceived the invitation with which you havj- h^" .. 'cil me to utUrtid a public meeting to be held iu I hrta uri-n.ia to-night, called to eudorse the policy of the ad it' ir-' ration n Kansas. I regret thai 1 am obliged by of tK ..Teugagt mentt= to deline it. it would atrord me eape cia'i I-U asurc to participate with the people of your r?y ma movement intended to give the authentic stamp of ?tn ocratic sanction to a policy which has been coo formed to the laws of the country, and has no other end th*n the peace and harmony ot the I mon. *unrY1 Whatever option citizenaof the country may feel the ra solves authorized to exerdfce in approving ?r frcm 111.- policy of the President in regard to Kansas, the ' oV upland had left him at leant room ?? .let ui inn u|h? bis course of conduct. The Kani^NeUraj' ka a i had prohibited Congress from interleritig in tlielo_ m, li, ifla rs of KausM.au J provided thai the people of the Territory should be left perfectly free to form their dome- lic i iLt it ut ioub iu their own way-the legislative in-ti r* of the act showing it to have boeu coutonpat. dial this nniihi be doue by representative* chosen lor the purpose. The legislature of Kansas which mit nexU tor the pa?snge ot the act, had accordingly provided that, ri October W. at the general election of the Territory , ti c people should vote whetln r a Convention for i c< i - 1 1 tut ioii should t>e called or not. The people of t.ie Tcrrilort had. at the election., decided by a large ma ->r tv that a ConvenUcn should he called The neit sue ccc'ma Territorial legislature had. In pursuance of this M,i, enacted a law providing Tor in.- census of the people H! .j rtgmli v ol voters, and for the election of a Co?*10 t e- The pro\ isiout of this law were comply w ah i and a Cot v enlien elected, Tlie Convention aaaeiubled formed a . .nj-titutiotK and iu the exer?i?e <?f a cu?tomary di acre t oll bad decidtd to submit the leading ipiestion of con trovev-v .ml- -iied iu the instrument? thai of slavery? to the decision of the people The proceedings, from heguv nine to end. had thus been pursuant to law The forms had been regular, authoritative, customary, legal, consti tiitioi ai Whatever irregular itiw in detail, or abu?e? in the" x^cutoti oV |>articular and ui.no, rut red if any occurred, weie uttch a- only the Uxal au thorit e- could take cognizance ol and correct Through ! iu Tl h e - e t ran sac t ious t here was but o?? qi^tion . afoM flict-eg opinion win. h Congress was not prohibited, either b\ the letter or spirit of the Nebraska Uanaai act, from Swussi-wri ss^?w^a . , I, rested an opiniou, allirminfc. in advance, the deciiiou bv th- tK-|.l< ot the Temtory In October l*Jtl. for Mis author zfng he election 'of a CouiOitutioua C.JnvenUoo In Kai.-ui had t? ed e?h House of Cccgress in the summer preceding, the bill of . -.1. lions, tailing ?" the '>l,1?'r through * d" a?e?l-.ent of the t?o bod.es on other prov. none alt uc ugh they ajrree I on th'- fact thai the time tia lajrivt d wbcu Kanaae might prepare Tor aciniaeion as ? <t tie Cong i ei-s had also acquieaced dui iug the session of 11V-S7, in th'' steps that were going on in Kansas for cal-iDff a CotusMnttonal Conver?tu>n. , . Tliut tin only adm^Uinf of doob , wbWi had b.-. i ".ft opoi by th. Kansas Nebraeka act l"tl?eende. rved hy < oocreta. and thu- the comia-i. ncy m Kan.^ to r??,, a .von-tiiiK on, and tb- regularity 'f ' ^ ^ ii t thev UJ l*Ke? in thie b?halt. were indisputable. - 1 1 1, were the laws which the President w?- bound to see execuud. and rich the modes under whirh 't wm tM ?.ul> loV. tl^t the people o( the Territory ^iM bf f -e to form the r domestic n't totwM t\ rl>ed llis onlv alternative wa iM tweeu cnorciogtne laws and disregarding the law.. There was no ojH.on, ar*i he tmr^uiHt tbt? plain iiD?* of uut) Hr <o? \ nly ErccThc taiw ? th' V were wntt- n To have done les would hav. been punllaiiunous . t? b?\?- done otfcerai w. iild huve been, incd.-ct.to alu gale them.andio tn tirfen .1. mature Wltlch the national l*g win* ure and the p? nple ol the Ulton ha4 dtcrtld ftboold w lelt to the de I ' V'" <'tiebl donftlTea - the verdict ot the conservative i.eot i.,t, ervative vntisvlvaiu.. and th" ? 'ndin t ' I th. r President. <m a question whether the laws ol th. r.trv shall beadtioii <er? on a <pn-,tion whether an t've who as faithfully adn.m ? ?> the :,w i i try ?hall be nuMaincd by the poj.uUr mi. . (I io no- verdict of Pennsylvania A Hate whKi hw ? -be I DH.il Will not speedily r. |*nl I ,"f th^bieSt A- icwi,Kh. ?l.?.ng her ?*r- f. the aJunvnisot -oVh,-tr> J?- ?P1? -1? <* rlam. , U a t.ole) and lal-e ph.Untl.^.y . I?a> n. i nlU so resolutely v. id her . ..n idence in tue mU-grity and p? n rt -mot .'-an.. - Bu.lu.iati, h.r own mm will n-lt.mi !?r ba.W u()ol bin. Tor ex? et;MOg the laws of th ? lai I A | State which ha.- fipported her -..a durina a lo... pu Ii. rar. cr will Lot t< rsiike him in h ? a? pncllc s. r ,ce wie h's I ;v H-i Tain II <au If to rei. ler her uatne and n s . wn llu?t""U? hy ? pure, honest and fatUrfuUdmin i-*"''*" " hl? ardooti* olllce JOHN H FU'll irtntit r*o* iiox. 1 have had the boor* t? r-^ivf >?"?? Tt to be pre.-eM at a p-iH'c me. tme t? be be d i, tl?e n\> ot ! Philadelphia. .* rfoudty. the Sltli <* ?>eeembei V-tor tfce i pun OS' of rndorsinc the messaged I'rcM te.J Huchat^i., | ' ...fee -i i ; v tb. part ol it re. < tnm. t. iing the rt.e ?? d> admi/ r*,Tof Kars*. s.a?t..te.ou.Ur the constitution framed ! in l urs uhnce oi lawful autlxnity. . I 1 ngret hat It will 0.t be |s.-.-'hl? Tor m* 10 hfl p,! mf on the or. x i^i and to ..en w.t . you ? tho derKHHtrstmn of pnt.l.e -ennmsni wbKh It will MiCd I ! Ill- M,.- .1. l ' l-rs 'lent has < inman-i-d ! . most t? markable .i#grw, the an-r .bat -w and o.?i fldeae; ol ihec...l.try.oo'i.e..f iu ?ugg??i..m? ban Wn i vt itinlv .ri laudel than that KoImA ha? lufcg ?i?ar?r l.sn 1 Urt'- a ?l.are of t nblle at|.',u,? ast o-w years , | it t..i I m i. the . n?nv?iLg npir V> the tfJunUm or pr. ju Sseol onio-i every ether s-ib, i;t grrat , , . r? We had be.'t.ea*?rd'n?lo.lg|*Waele1an.n..1. ter confla t for the r ?ht of the peopl", ?n. ".g th- in >? and lor tt>en?elv?.. m eve legally organ /e l "ttip ' I,dy >? better ???te or Territory . to -ettl ? th'_'Uvcry ' n costs n in th. r cwn wiy. with, 'it ? *t?rtial tc-rf. CSf^-reettloll Kid ,<n?llsr -ov r ."tv ..' ,r;','"!X' I ? ?... Pnsidrnti.1 elation, and ?et,v- re^J?o.| the mlirt 1 wi?n" ? ?!"??' "B had bvn ?nh:rtt<". t?. to. i- - ?t ! K.i as .tit w?s ?o i-M-se.1 ap-n by them as thes.de a popular "hs-Is.,, T.os a .s tie- - n-.t ??<> m(o ,r?-.tJi. .lie ., ?? 'sit the :.rr I. ry t e< -de . n ?,th the pe. .,, of the. . untr/, r. .ar Mn Ue ?iTars of Knns. - and wVn th .t all eot-r ? -ing 'ttfslion war subtn It ?! to tM ;>-..ple f K..naa*,.t wk? the polM f ?-f ... ?? . v ure it 4eci-w.ii by the i""pte of k.mi and th i lev t'c country of t. et >riu?i aa tat.<?i. ' v., "oin .vnttoii if r.'p *> blbty or nopopnlartty eo.n.i I induce ? iro w ? ummatioB ?h ch the di-charge f I 1' d.ltV exacted at h s liau ! OiUoJi r i.g " Ihe |*l i r?a,,. Wl-h to seeurs re) IS' loth.' country . Wi srine that i tb, Territorial Is <inat r. ftrst avbmiUf I it to the P *'P'C wb. ther a t oiiv utiou shoul ' lie called I t " P '[ 0, . fist it .i" ' ???-? ' 'h"? i,T ? ' ' ? ?w "r I the election "t tc.h ntion by popular sail rif --that lb. -invention thu- lega ly r .oaeti a?-.'rted and ex- rcised Ue r J It - fM ni' e ertistituti -n as ha I oft"., bee- d-me. ; /w tle lt ies, ng W Bece- -*ry U? ailhmit I I ratille .ioo? U.at ib. ,*o| o ttaa.r rnver i.- u eaglW I are nort '. ricie.l fli their | ?*er b- eatahttth acH. I cm -n I i t ini' r .lit ? <'tlon or oy s.|b-i.'| ien v>s. Hi- that wh?Mb r I th. V Icel IV 'If their y * I or otlier in-ie, I a , :,,M. en th' n . ' the r i t f ; i. , . c( W|i,. tlu v were entirely l onrot, nt~.n l that ! ,.,r ... HI l>f 1 "P I'lr V "e el the , !? -? ' ? s. Iim?1> ? t" I them which ta ' so hmg sgiVited the 1 count ry, would he a pea.-ef.il 'men. of it n the 111 le ! - n.t msnne* c. ot. mpiate*! by p oig unc law? It wan >m JUit 'e "' Uteri .in ..oy doubt at. the liae of polry pro Lr b,. adotited O rtamiy. when the slavery <i?ie?ttn? ' , . tt.-.l to the -lire, t v.*?' of the |?ople, there was nor in MUot. t apology tor rr?ort > g Vt the b .her law of ^ reviiliiti.il', h it the plain and obWma path of rot uti.oonal duty -?as to a. Ics-e and . se^re the people In the nnlnteri ipte.1 ex. n ee .?f the rlghl m Ihst elertioo, iht.l there might he a d silsive ppuwf verdict upo?> th" I sue -uhrn ^d M; IMm. A?>?alloU?w alei'ra. t <* practical .| H httor.S, o.l^lde of that i? ? 1 rerlv Mihi' i 1 1" t'ie H'-th 1 Of a ??*???-, there neiliwr had f no- 1 >e|v to b.\ any g'eat .^iti.culty, a? it would rei .Vh, with .he -o-erc gn Ptair of li?nr v. lo dwi"*' " ??' th. m ace. ding to It- own .- ovtrel^n will i a. d pleasure , tor 2?'i W->T- Tt)\ ti 1 f.HT <*KU FMM HO . J. S. BLACK. M asiiix. .^>v, ja i44 >' I V*i h"?'iri'.; hy >eur inv.Uii ? to lie in? "ng on Mor daf ucxt. I l? Um.iv', I bflllgfw J l' arjwJ9 to b# just, and I trust I am not without u good rr?<oo for the faith that is within me. If the Itrnidcut has (tone his duty wi ll, his fellow citizens ought to express their appro bation freely. That he has meant well for his country,

will not be denied by any reasonable man who knows him. He ha* no object of earthly ambition, except to |>er form the functions of his good omce, so that whon he re tires from it he may react his history in the eyat of a oon tented and pro*|>eri>iks nation. What has he <*?*>?? in this affair of Kansas that is worthy of death or bond*? Infltcult, complicated, and entangled as that subject has always Iteen, wherein lias he failed to meet it like a patriotic statesman' l.et his accuser* stand forth and *|wcify what act he has committed which should forfeit the confidence of the democracy in "the leader they love, and the chief they admire." When his administration )>egan be found a portion of Kansas like I'tah. in a stato of open organised and rebel lion against the laws. The most infamous crimes had been habitually committed. Murder, arson and robbery were common things. Some of the immigrants were bad men. and went there for base purposes. They would bo ruled by nothing but the bayonet; and accordingly two thousand bayonets were sent there to keep them in order. But the very latest advices show that even the presence of the army has not been sufficient to awe them into submis sion, or prevent them from committing the most atrocious outrages. Tlie natural desire of the President's heart, and every honest heart in the country, waa to put an end to the reign of terror, conllagration and blood as soon as pas sible, and to substitute in its place the supreme and peace able rule of the law. The army might do for a while, but It was a disgrace to the American name that a military force was necessary to keep oue portion of the people from cutting the throats of another. It was plainly seen by every one who took the trouble o think about it, that no progress could he made in sup pressing these disorder*, while the cause and the excuse for them remained . So far as they were not prompted by the mere love of plunder and blood, tliey were the off ? pr?gs of one relentless feud, one fatal dispute, arising out ot a single subject, and Unit subject was negro slavery. This split the people asunder, and made them hate each other with Che deepest intensity or hatred. There was no other division among them. Every baud of combat ants was ranged under a pro slavery or an anti-slavery banner. F.very violent act of aggression or defence was by one of these parties against the other. When a life was lost the news of the victim's dentil was always ac companied by u statement of the side he had taken ou the slavery issue. If a general riot took place, the killed and wounded were enumerated according to their classifica tion on this question. The abolitionists organized their party into the form of a State government, with all its | machinery ? civil and military ? and ranging themselves under it they swore fierce defiance and deadly hostility to the regularly constituted authorities of the United Stales, simply because of their views on slavery. This was not all 'Thocontest extended itself from Kansas to the uttermost ends of the country It became a great sectional controversy , and everywhere the burden of all that was said and sung u|>on it was slavery. The Union itself was In danger? in great and imminent danger ? and i>o one dreamed of ascribing that danger to any cause except the unsettled condition of the slavery question in Kansas. In these unhappy circumstances the legal and satisfac tory scttlemen t of this exasperating dispute was a con summation mo?t devoutly to be wished. To extirpate this root of bitterness was the first thins to be done to wards pacification. But how was it to be effected? Our political opponents thought ? and I suppose are still of the same opinion ? that the people of the United States, through their representatives in Congress, might decide it without consulting Kansas, whose people, according to their theory , should be treated w ith utter contempt Hut tlie democratic party determined to leave it with those w ho atone were directly concerned in it. This latter doc trine was triumphantly sustained in Congress, at the polls ami by the judiciary After tiiat the general government could do no more than protect the people of Kansas in doing thework assigned them Ilow they should do It, by what agents or orgaus, was not prescribed; they were to do it "in their own way "?by such representatives as they might see proper to'chooso. But unfortunately the nbolition party had become so nuicoious that the olive branch was offered them iu vain. They insulted and blasphemed the laws which left the matter to their own decision. The regular authorities could do no more than give all a fair chance of voting. The Legi* lature first passed a law submitting the question of "convention" or " no convention" to a popular vote. The next legislature afterwards, iu'accordance with the known wishes of the people and by virtue of their own rightful authority, enacted another law for the election of delegates to a convention. Tin* delegates were chosen at ? fa:r and free election, altera full notice to all the voters. Whether the vote was large or small, it is uot possible to deny the right of those wlvo were chosen To say that a portion of the electors by absenting themselves from the polls could invalidate an election otherwise legal and regular, is simply absurd. The members of the convention thus chosen met at J*, romj ton, and then wa? raided the new alarm tbat the de legates, or eonc of them, intended to make a slave con M nut Ion' in omMwtUon to what they km* to be the will of the people. While the President saw that lie ha'! no right to interfere between the people of Kansas ami their own representatives, and while be knew very well what waa known to every other lawyer and statesman in the couu try, that It was lor the Convention to shape the constitu tion and to decide upon the form of it* mibmi*sion, be nevertheless expressed his MWN free! \ , that m the cir cumstances of the case, and with reference to that ques lion of slavery, the constitution ought to be submitted It was submitted ? so submitted that If there was a ma jority opposed to slavery they had nothing in the world to Co tint go to the i?ilU ami say so. But the moment the alwilitioiiists saw the whole dLspo sitxn of the klavory subject placed in Ui?lr own hands, they MMiMMi ipjiarently all thoir hostility to it Th?y will not condescend, not the;, to vote on a question so trifling* The principle for which they were willing to drtnrh the country in blood has all at on< e b?3ome too insignili" ant lobe worth n ballot, .sonn-ibing else in the Organ k law never thought of before, and not specilled even now, ha* suddenly become so important m their eyes that the slavery question may ho decided against them for ought they euro about it. unless this n?w and undefined and unexpressed grievance be redressed at the sane t me. To mc It seems perfectly clear that coudurt like this must be prompted either by prejudice almost : Insane, or el?e by byi*?cri.-y fchanule** beyond the reach : of wmiatiKi, If Hie Convention has no legal authority to make a con* ] stitntiffo without submitting the whole of ittoapopu'ar vote, then this constitution ought to be treated a i.ullty Hut whrsoerer denies the general power of thfe people to i loth, their representative* witli full authority to make a i oi.-Utution binding on themselves and their coostitasMte, | knows not w hereof he affirms. All reason as well as pre cedent is against h m. The power of the Lmnln Convention was certainly not rc.-tncUd, except on the subject of slavery. Bui if its members abused their authority by fraudulently in I -erf ng any other provision which they knew to be wrong or bt lieveil to be disapproved by their constituents, and dishonestly rcfu.-ed to submit it. then it should In1 regard ed Willi the contempt due to a cheat Hut where n the CVldeOCe ol any such trnud v The Convention had no mo* lue to Commit it. The* and their constituents did not differ on the necessity of having i constitution, nor on any but one subject embra< ed within its provisions, (in every otbi r snl'iect the unanlmltjr of opinion was as perfect a a It eri r was in any of those ftates where a constitution was not Submitted at all. It ia easy enough to abuse these men, but a fair minded pefsoe will not act use them with out proof. i;or suspect them in the absence of a motive. K< r my sdf. 1 think t wa not unfair, certainly not fraudu Unt, for them to adjust all tho nmlirsputed points of their govern neat by the exercise of tneir delegated authority, and to leave the subi? t on which there was division to * fa r vote ol the peoph The iTesidet t seeing a roauitutfcn about to he estah Ixtied lor Kansas by iccal authority. whit could he do? He might rtfrH some th.ngi tliat were done? he might disapprove of other-'? be might Vtrti ttiat It had been ?i it - :et?iit in many rwspeotO? uot Mil, if It was the la vful work of a lawful body. < ould be set it aside t'ou.ihe order the election uot to be tield under itf Could he drive the icople sway from the polls? lie had no more |*>wer to do any of these thing* th ai he had to veto au act of the Pceasylvsnta legislature. f we then there was to b? m election on tbo direct ?|ti<*st.eti of slavery, and an oppnrtwii y gi\?n f.r a full show of I iod?, he exprr-fpe<l his w>?h fervently and freely tbat all the people, laylrg aside tlieir ammofttles and pre jvi.i es. should romp to i be poll* and th?*re |>e<eefiil|y je. eide a quest on which, as lor.c an It renia tied open, would pr'stuc* r.ofhinc but excuses tor crtm* and rebellion. He believed tbat a decision of tbis question by a clean ma Jnritjr 01 voles would gfve p?e<*- ami order to K'D'aa, ami w th all his heart he wished her to enjoy those btsns ? ?tig*, even though she should porch an* ih"m vt the e\ pe se of post ponng the sd|uefme?t of other prnntii to a fl> tare and more propuwes time, ff these sentiments have rwn>?d Die opp.*.|t<oa to atone htm it cannot b? lieiped. il they have a.'tl.eie*! the conscience of any hero , t nan. t am M>rry? if any lnte||ii"?t 'tcmoeral rata'imler?'sn-'? 'turn an ap|<esl lo his reH.-<>n and judgment will ' ??n eel him right. i if one thing I am sure ? that .fames Bo<smma is the is?t public njin iii the ( o-intr> who need fear the plate which will lie ass .nodlolt'in m tbe history of those pro(.-edir a and tula w.'i ho prov d to the h<art l smttli <4 ail who live Imir enough to ee the accounts made up 1 am. w.th i r 'if resi**t. jours, (tie, J. P. BT.ACK. i.trrikR nma th* now. $. ntowpaoN. Wmihiiw, IH-e it. mi | Y(nr latter honor ng eie with an invitation flatten t a n nse me< ? tig of the r*eninr.ra cy ol l'hiia ielphi ? . lobe fccin on tli'TMiar. the afth i?tatit. wn* rece.ved le itay Vy oPV.al duties require try entile altset'oa vt this tn.e', ,nd I regret that tin refor'e 1 hall l?c tuiable to ?? cede te your nvltetM.n The I r< s?dr t in h ? mes ige ?*ets forth with great for. c Xn<l < learnos the pmie' ef the denioorMr party as ippll ?:il !<? 'o |' ? pr> ent stole of lbs eountrj i:ld It slntil I b ? the pleasure, ss p s the dnt) , of aM rrue dewwrate, tf> en ?'orre tbat |ml try, tnd ihu.4 to aid him lb the sMeotis Is bors ? hf b exi?i'iu' d'tli< ulti<? have imposed itpor him I lofer. however, tromtho "-all forth < meet, ng, tbat yon, the old, well tried irKiidtofMr Bnchannn. wish to giv< hit. i assurance M your Vfmre thy. and of foot sop pi-rt of the policy he has ado,ited in' relatii itoKan*#-. ?nd. in doing so. y? n nro performing a doty lis r*ttgRit Of tour glor'oux old enmnvnweatth whMh well te>onies yon In thus marif"?t'ng your approv il of hi* o<Hir?e. yMtrnbutlci dig the a t your tnlfitence In tbe I're ? identln heat- >g the | ? I when vielenr. and Pi -her lawisn* shr o?*ar in >n that Territory, and the bleM liif* gr?>o ment be secured to lui j^iple, Tb< precs a i* ;?reof th? eon^trv rt' tnsip'1 f*tsf the netnt 'es of tie 4rm<>cratic oarty th oughout the |'t on ?bali liarmnnioutif and entrrsreriiisi|f So operate in sus I te mng l.ls |w 'ley . l/'t 'he demociscy, wttli llrm and "teatfgr step srd with closed tanks, march forward to the actoirtiltsbn ent of patriots pnr|s?io?, and the dangers Hblck ? eset our pidhway wi I rti?.-ipp< ar, ami in stlnml (trife will c ase. t wry one oonee.ieo that tbe poputat '>n of Kansas Is sufficient to ju?tif< Its ndi ii~>km tsf i the tinion as a state. In pursuance ef in ? I nl Ilie Teintor ?l l.ev i?latti"' . lh' |s>(*ple d< i<li d in favor of i .lllng a Omven'SMi l*?f*rj ?? ftate eenstNotle* <>n Ihst etprersl n if tho t'Opu'ar will the I <egtslatnre infhrrlred the eleettop if d<'|e);alet lo a Convention tar thai purpno Tina OntivenMnn Imw mot and adoofd a must ti lion republican In ite torm and detriocialM in Its proruions. Ttiorc wan one, a d only one queetion of d* ep and cxcttng It r"et hi the potfile of the T< rrttory, and of the whole eout y nd thai was the on'y ipuation which had in sny way a- ecu ithe penile peace and hsrmonj Jilts wa.1- 'lie qeestinn whether KansM ..hould Ite a ires '"tab r a slave State, and this t! ? Conv.s>fion t'tullrUMd) stibnUtct* lo a direc! vnte ? f lh people tt wan e*i i.estly bo| -a and desired by all peit ots, thai, as lovers of order ai.4 pcaoe. tbe pe-ipl? ? f the Territory puU4 |ir? wprvsaivt w vutiif seaHm?H ?a |h? aubject, and carry out Uieir views by Uinir votes at Uio ?Section which had been or dor oil The opportunity wan given; the appeal wn made; the people of Kan.ua* ware called u|>od to decide the character of their domestic institutions iu their owu way ; and no ' democrat, from the North to the South, who regard* good faith, and who adheres to juat principles, will fail to abido by the decision of the people. If they decide that the constitution ahall be sent here with no slavery, the demo crat of the South who refuses to respect that decision re pudiates his often repeated pledges and dishonors himself. If they decide that the slavery clause shall be inserted, the Northern democrat who resists it breaks his faith &ud forfeits all claim to bo trusted. I hope the vote on the 21st mst. was full and deoisire, but if it should appear that the citizens of Kansas hive refused to vote, because they are indifferent to the result, or from a lawless and factious spirit, I know of no method ? of coercing them. But when a constitution thus framed, in accordance with law, is submitted to Congress, the doitrine or non inter vention established by the Kansas- Nebraska bill, which organized those Territories, requires that the action of the people of Haw as should be respected, and that the consti- , tution which they have sent up should be accepted. The democratic party is the party of law and order, and of the constitution. It has been its destiny to move ' on under the banner of the Union, and as the timid, the selfish and the time serving have faltered and fallen. Us cohorts have marched over their prostrate forms. That party is f>till engaged in its hif h mission of upholding and maintaining the rights of every section and of every citi- i zen. and it should be the aim of every democrat to pre serve its ranks unbroken, aud to cherish that spirit of : anion and harmony which is essential to success. Let the Keystone democracy, assembled at PhiladeU i pbia, the birth place of the Declaration of Independence, come frith in their majesty and power, aud let them speak in a vokro that shall be heard with gladness by every true patriot throughout the land. Thta danger once passed, a bright future opens up for our happy country Believing that a zealous patriotism prompts your action 1 and will guide your proceedings, aud assuring you that my heart is with you, J. THOMPSON. LETTISH KROM l'OSTM ASTRK GENERAL BROWN. ViHMW, I>ec. W, 1857. ! Vou invite me to be present at the democratic meet i ing to he held at Philadelphia on Monday evening next, cal led for the purpose of " endorsing the Message of l*resident BMHHI." 1 have already endor-ied j It by implication as one member of his cabinet, but I cannot let this occasion i<ass without publicly ' making known my full, Tree and oordlal approval or it. How could I. how could any true old fashion ed democrat, who had been reared in the school of .lack son and Polk, withhold bis assent and support to the great and leading doctrines of that message* On the present I revulsion of our commerce and the disordered condition of our currency, with the various causes which have, pro duced them, on all the questions relating to the disposal and management of our public domain, as well as thoso affecting our intercourse with foreign nations, that mes ssge but inculcates and enforces the same great doctrines and principles taught by those Illustrious statesmen. On theabsorblrg topic of Kansas aflairs, what has the Presi dent said or done which docs not square prociseiy with the organic act of that Territory? and especially what has he said or done which does not square with precise aud j perfect accuracy with the Cincinnati platform* History, j with its iron pen, will record ? it has already recorded ? the fact, that not a single instruction has been given, not a single letter has be*n written by the President, or by lis direction, tint Coes not perfectly harmonize with the principles of that platform. That platform is the very ? embodiment of the democrats creed on the subject of slavery, not only in Kansas, but in all the other Terri ritorics of the United States. It was adopted for the ex press purpose of putting au end forever to a subject which had on several occasion.* made the I'nion to reel aud stag gerlike a fallen man When adopted, it became, and lor all time to come will continue to be, the tost and '? touchstone of democratic loyalty. No man could then have been nominated ? no uian can ever be no minated for the Presidency, who will not cordially, and without reservation, acknowledge that creed. It declares that we reccgnise "the right of the people of all the Terri torn - , including Ka:i-a> and Wbra-ka, aetiug through the i fairly expressed will of the majority of actual residents, j whenever the number of their Inhabitants justifies it, to form a constitution with or without domestic slavery, aud be admitted into the I'uiou ou terms of pet feet equality with the other States." These are the identical words of the Cincinnati platform ? the last "revised, corrected and improved edition" ot the democratic creed. Has the President iu his mes-age, in his instructions, or it> any way, departed from it? The creed declares that the people ol Kansas and Nebraska have the right, Ac. Well, who called tor a convention' j The people of Kmisas, through their own legislature Who voted under the law on the question whether it t-bould be called or cot? The pecple of Kansas, without one word of opposition by Congress Who voted for the memberR of the convention when It was called* The peo pie of Kansas Who are to vote on the tin.il question whether Kansas is to have a constitution with or without slavery, in the very language of our platformv The poo pie of Kansas Thus it apix-ars that the foundation of every movement in Kansas has been the popular will. Now*, what has the President said or done in h:s message or anywhere else to cleave down this declared right of the pecplev \\ hat has he dons'' Why. what has he not done to maintain acd uphold it? He sent the army of the Uni ted states, under one of IU ablest general^, to secure at every stage of their proceedings the freest expression of the popular will Hut the plaUbrm at Cincinnati declare* that the question of slavery fhall be decided by tha people of Kan."**. It j ?aid not a word how tbe other domestic qiii'Stiot,? should be decided, or when Nobody had ever doublet or que* tinned tbe right of the people of that Territory to decide j the relation* of husband and wife, guardWn and ward, ' Ac , In their ttnvt* ud according >" their own*.**} will aDd pleasure. TV- only natter in dispute ban been about the quer-iion of admitting or clcludiijf slaverv from the Territories? about notbiug ei?e;"and any mm who now attempt* to conjure up any other point of aoi'troveray be tween the Ma< k republican and democratic patty in rela 'ion to the Territories, bazar os the loss ol every claim to fairness and accuracy of argument. Well, ha. the Presi dent said or doue anything to abridge or iai|? r thu right ol 111,- (K'ople lo ?< tin- Mi- I'll i i - 1 i' -II -II- ? r j So far from it. so soon an it wax known that the Coavon tion of Kansas had fixed ou the '.'1st of the present mouth for its '?eti lenient, he de- patched tn>??cngcrs with all po* a:blc speed, beating order* to the tiro|?er ullb i r* to pro led and acCmd toe bona Ale inhabitant- <?< San?* r the frreat and fullittl eierciM- of I U-.-ir right- at Uio ha'lot 1 bc*e? But the nn*t frequent objection taken to tbe actiou of ! I be President on (hi- Kan?a? subject lia* been that be has 1 I sustained tbe exiting Twrltorkal g<>\ ??inuuni of Kan-as , and tbr legality of it* recent Convention. win n aa a ma ' t\ ? ! the peopo are i .?< I op|?>?ed to both, and to Hie recognition ot neither in any form or shape whatever, lo the light of reason and truth and of tbr ('Innniat, pUt i form, til a- trv tbe action of the President ou this ol >(.??; , tion Tbe platform declares thai the quest**. of slavery 1 (no other) is to be decide*! by the people, aet ng tlmuinb tbe fairly expressed wf'.l of a Bwijority . Ac A majority of WhiJtii" Why. of thu.-e veting, nut thore who do not or will not eonie forward and vote at all, nod who*' numbrrs there are no mean* of determining. If they have an op portunity to vote and will not? If 'lore mors and ctecrst t rle*. and (lewrais and soldiers are lent there by the Pre sub lit to guard n Dd protect tbeni in noting, at.'l yel tley will not, who w K Mams If tbey lake Do concern in voting, in it not prisif that tbey are ? tiling to aO.de by the resull produced by th'~e who do volef If they Itny aw iy I and refu-e to vote, h 'cause they w ill not recogu'-o the ' valiuily ot that action of C'ongres? that |?s?< d tbe act of j organ tation. or !><?? ausc tliey wil' not yield ul-edtvuee lo | the lair- of the lig 'aUi; ereated an I author!/ <t by the irganc iei, or b<- siise tbe> will not recogi .-.c o any ' fotm or shape the It gali'y of the late Onn ention, ?n at y <>r all of tbe*e caeev what are Uiey but facuom .ns l re I belliou* citizens, who decline the perfm-mano of every reasonable social duty, and stand out in open d- flaoce to 0?tgre-?, to their o>m legislation, an I to the gonero?,? ellort* tna tig by Mr. Buchanan .ind the democratic ! jwrty to advrnee und eialt them to a perfect equally in all their right* lo the people ol the othi r State* 'if 11m I'll .-II II ? el-.. sr- tie pre*, .lent at-' j President of the I'nlted States elected than bra majority ot the vote* caM in the election ? How absurd would it M 1 for ' jtigens of the t'wted ?tnt?* to contend that tbey were I not '.awfully the I'r. lei .ind V.ce rwMwt, WHMt ' they had not been voted for by a majority of all the cut *en? of the Cnttad iHatet' What member of Ongre?s "r member of a Hale legislature could retain his Ml if hi bail to sliow that be n-d only received a majority of th'xe \i4ibf. but of the whole number of citizen* re-i l!ng In h.a dtsTricl' The a-gumeot to sustain lht? objection against the President t* ton falWiiMa to deceive any sound and true democrat Trie pride and glory of democracy have always l>een to .uhmli to the wdlof a majorit) tin! her ?<jna! pride and g'ory have been to come up Valrly to the pnlb . and th< 'eby show when- tl? true leeal majority r^*l.> Is. Tlie true den.icral ni en Hon he* f'om the tier I tormiinre of dutr, and then wli .ie and > >uj,ilain of hi* i w n d" r '1 .cf f n 11. e l.m t< o' such ?? It t?-? >4 this w 'I permit me tor," sre I'l l i,.' otln-r ol ' < t 'i urged agan Kt the l*ro? len* M*f sic In eotitieetl n with tbw Katitaa alTatr. It is often urged Dial a 'tejugb the slavery question ha* been re t? rrcd by the I ti.iveniic.n to the people ot Kama*, and although th. Vre- dent has takon evr y prec?uti"t. to se enre a fntr vet<> upon it . yet, berause ihe wh li' . on--.it -t t.oii h ?- ro? b. <1. w.,i in tied, the Pre-'det t ought leg to have r?rottim.4 ii .< her idmi??M'u into the I'm In this 1 a-k h?* he I'^regari i d ti e Cine ntmt platform, on which he mi' placed an I proudly i letted by th. ttemieratic I arty * IImiIi' every democrat win> w*? at tnalOnntr? ntion ? or who was represented ih. r??? every a?p'rant to the I ei.r.rs whi' h it bad to bestow, *t.J ev< r>' di n ecrnt who , ? - 1 :.i I-". ' t n-'tn n -e tn thit tn-ii !i-'. .ne oi p' < rt >- !??? alu . ? ti d den.at 'i to know If lhat platform reimro-1 any other tban tbe slavery jue?.| r>n to In- submitted t. ? Ihe |?> >pl< If >t did not, .latne- Purbnnan wa* tint b uind to so be; ? d ft, an I th*. t drn>ocrat who requires him mm to do * o in terpo'ntes the r'atf'.rm. desecrates the protid r.' < erd. and h'n.selr stands a bei-etvi' and de^er't r to the ?rue rcM-rdr t faith t f the party The *ubn-i?' >n of any i^her qiwstttin than the slavery one wa* not pro; it .1 f->-, ? nd was left to he determined by the i uthorlt < ? o*" Kan ?us In the.r own way. n< was dan.- in all the ofher .<ute?, with or Wttfci nt tbe submission 'if tbe eon*tltii'"in ater it was formed, lo the poodle for raf lleation, J'tst as fhey n ight pi. n?> It i* thus thai tho President s rec imnv i dwti'i'* sqitar*- pre' 'ely w ith tbe wor-U and r-quir nieM of our platform of prlrn plea. Uu?<?eiit!rmin, the I r< rtdTt t r ee imraen 'ation. in mv hnmb e op'nlon. may be placd on tt> .-It higher g-outv' challenging tho eoniplalntsofi.il ooiiMT^ uedgKri dt? js red to abandee the democrat!' parly and to go . ver t<> ts I lark rs| nblican e, emies the pl?tfor'n rt">gni,e.? the right i?t ll, 1 people of the Tei itnn^s to fo .n -or ti n iii w ib "i w ib< it slavery . M WM Miff MfwM to he in (onliad st'iictii o lo the right -?f an> Kaii'a" f'etivetitlen to ado|>t a rnr.-t i'on Without refer r>ng'tto| ipitlar i liuh. r.' fin, btr a r'ghl tn cu tradi* tim <? H ? thai el^Ad bytctigiess todisiv" of 1 1 wit 1 nibieft Ttie !? i' tW pqjtieg dlvlt ed on th i^.'i?. Tho black republicsn? ? lalmi -'W lor C ngreas, the dei loerntio pt tve|*.niid t fot tb. people of Katis ut T < (?ari k tmig'it rej,<ate<l tirttle* on the issue Ttf deni'x rats *tet at ? ;0' mnati iti l?? |*r*tton for a corleet on ?t more f"ar ftit n-?d doulitm than any which had preceded it. Tbey again <lrmnly re Mfl.rmed that the riglit to bare slbvi ? or r?t w as In the p?opte of the Terr'tores, Mki<! not In t gr'S*. and no that Issue they fought fmd een'pier^l One ot 'he ' est fruits of ftim victery has been th I tho people of Kat ??s have got e no tn their wo way, at their own tir e, to leirislat 'or thcmi elva, to call their own < ouveti Lon, ti. frame their wa conalil'itioii. and now h> pr?? nt flie r.^etfee for *dm'??ion intc ibe I'm Hi, id efact a id uniwt'. ttiUi Uw vviMbiuUu U U<ti ? ales, a. id tin' aasiiraBOt n g vt'B by tbe democratic party in convention ssaehlbleU. W bfo Kansas so presents her If, tho Preoidt lit in bis message announces her approach, be details (be story of her trials and conflicts in (bus got ting ready lor a.tniiJsi^n and recommends to Congreaa favorable action upon ber applicatiou. Is it Tor thai that be is now to be denounced? He and tbe dome cratic party in OtBgKtt lUTI aucured tithe people of Kansas the enjoyment and exercise of the groat right of self government In it- broadest sense They have stood by thorn through all the horroraof rebellion and civil war, and brought them safely to tbe doors of Congress, knock ing for admission into the great family of American St?tM, who now threatens to refuse her admission. That verf black republican i?rty which always denied this right to the people of Kansas to settle the slavery question for themselves! but maintained that Congress alone ahouU exercise it, tbey now revive tbe claim on the part of Con gress to set atide the decision of the people of Kaasas? abrogate their action both in form and substance, and to transfer to Congress the high and dangerouB powers whidh threaten at no distant day to shake the Union to it* centra. The old issue is revived?the issue that was fought on the Wilmot proviso on the passage or the compromise raea sure? ? the issue that was fought in the last Presidential contest on the Cincinnati platform. In this renewed oon teot over this all absorbing subjeet, I sincerely hope no democrat that stood with us and by us in the Cincinnati Convention, Hashing defiance in tbo face of theeneoiy, will now be found ranged under the banners of that ene my, faithless to democracy? faithless to its platform ? and faithless to that illustrious leader whone days a*4 nights have been devoted with an assiduity almost threat ening to destroy him, to the maintainence of the great principle of populai rights in Kansas and everywhere elao throughout the Union. And for what is thus old Issue to he revived, and this dangerous question to be kept open for further and ca tinued agitation ? Not for the lien<;flt of the peoplo of Kansas ? that is impossible, for they could have settled Ik at any election recently held, by simply going to the I Kills and depositing their ballots It is revived for the benefit of the black republican party in Kansass and out of it, in order to put down tiie democratic party of the Union That party will make a dreadful struggle, in Oon gress and out of it, in order to carry the Presidential election of 1880 lu the meantime, while fanatics and demagogues are playing with this firebrand for their ow* advancement, look to the condition of the hundreds aa4 thousands of good and true men who aro living in Kansas and needing the protection ",h au organized and staple government alone can give. They are living away in the wilderness, exposed to the ravages of marauders an4 ?uurdarors who mam in bhii'h over the Territory, destroy ing and plundering the property, or shooting down ito inhabitants. Tbe Convention of Kansas seem to have only appreciated this state ami condition of affairs, and to have determined to give to the well disposed and peaoe able families of Kansas the protection of a stable go vernment, during that indefinite period throughout wtiioh the slavery agitation might he kept up both in and oat of the Territory. If such were the motive, I cannot but approve and applaud, whilst I invoke the aid of every true democrat ? of every one who stood with us on the passage of tbe Kansas and Nebraska act? who stood with us on tbe Cincinnati platform ? of every one who aided hi the flection of James Buchanan ? of everyone who de sires to see tbe preMrvatioa of the constitfllbn and our glorious Union, to stand by the President in admitting ; Kansas into the Union, wilh or without slavery, as the j people shall have determined by their votes on the 21m I day of the present mcnth. When she is adinitted the j President can recall bis army and put au end to that spectacle, as painful to him a-1 to any one else, of having | to see an aruiod soldiery called out to preserve th-t peace and to eiccnte the laws of any portion of thL! country. When admitted she can conduct her own at ! fairs in her own way, without disturbing the peaceful an< MwHf relations ot other portion* Of the Un'ou. The M ; casion is an inviting one, au 1 the temptation is strong to go further and deeper into this great subject; but I mimt \ tiot forget the Impropriety of doing so, and therefore co* I elude with tbe confident expectation that your meetm^ will give a ?aianiuiocM endorsement to one of the beat aai most orthodox message- ever aeut to the Amei ran Cou gre^s. AARON* V BROWN. Supreme Court ? S|wclnl Term. Before Hou. Judge Daviea Dw. 29. ? In the Mattrr nf the H'ldsmng nf It' l l* itrnrt /torn Broadway to Wanki ntftm ttrett ? This ioag U'.kcd af mat tor came to a bead this tnornmg Th" j>artie* iu ia - terest were variously represented bjr ^om? ?' the moat eminent counsel in tlie citj W<* uotioed pie-eat, anl taking part iu the proceedings, Messr* Wtn Curt* Neycs, Jno. K Devlin, ,!n<> K Burril!, J ,v R Whiting, Jno. MeKeot and other envneul legal gentlemen. AfVr tbe rxjartr bnslnew bad been despatched, Richard Biu teed. fr?j . the Counsel to the Cortxirattaa, arose aiu very briefly moved the eoniir tu*i iou of t'ue report of tbe (>?bi rrih.-.oot'rti of R-umate aua A/^e?#tuet.t Lore to. t?>u.t.ng at the wme tune t<> a ponderous 'ookiag dik uncut l}mg -m bistable. Mr Bnrri!l unmcd ately r.rose ar d pr-weeded ta state sundry object ana to tbe confirmation of tee re p< rt, the material one c?u tuu iu the ailegatraa Ilia' tbe thirty day notice requited by the rtatnte for th 1 presentation of tmjeet'oe* t<> the CoonmtwQMm bad d* been given. Numerous afhtaritt in support ?t this war* rtad by Mr. Burrill. from wtrch it appeared that the ttr?t publication of the notice wa ma ie oa the lTtli ot Oclobew . 18f<7, iu which tbe time to |?it In tbe objection* wa* iimu ed to tbe 10th of November, 1H.*>7 A question was al*o rain d as to the title oi the contesting 8tr?t U>mmr<iio#? and tbe regularity o! the pruoeediugs growina out of tut . publish' 'd notices Se'. eral profvaakmal gentlemen werj bear. upon be ha f of the interests they repre?-aled, when the Judge mtiui ued be woulc like to be.tr w hat th t Oounm-1 to the Oorpor?t '? bad to say la inpport ?( thi motion Mr. Hustreil then aroae and wloreseed the Uourt ? jb Mauliall) s? follow* ?I arn vert happy, i( the Court pleate tLat tbe time arrived when thoCbuBMl to to* Corporate. a of the c.t, of Nf ?? Yr rk < .in be. upon ki.ii! of nie client*, publicly beard in this matter, i am alt the more happy becaaae of the un?.ndje-wv of Insinuati n anl averment winch the law department of the city ba? i?m th- stbjefl ia respect of this ccutemplated improvement- aw meuU going U tbe indecent length ol slating that the delays in tbe conlir mmiu&of tbe report of the Com iu isetooani wa* owing t* the Mffait aejhgec c :n the department of ? wl.irh 1 chief. Your booor U aware ? ade.-d it <? a part o' tbe car ? reatjndicia at well as political hatory? that tue title u tin office of Street CMnmleetooer of On* city ha* b*?*a, aati still coit.tucs to be. a sub ect ol legal *tr.:e? one c oa levtai t r iir:iij tbe <^tf by Virtue af an appoiatmei^ from the fiose'cor <if tlie H'at.* aad the. other bv virtu? u<' aa aii'Otetiaeat t?y the Major and AMennen of the linst. tuun r |n: ty of the t inted Stalci. TliO law oflSoar of U.t (% rpo?Ht(,.n in tlie flr?t of t ?? cnritrnveniy n pr?~?ed lua oj.iu oti m fav.<r of the r gbt : ( the corporal* appr' Qtee lie remains of that opiniou dill, refuauig to de anything tend ng to ri onpri* tt?<- rlgbt of the tJoveruor W? make th.' ?>pj?',ntment He w?? cor^t-iatiy besieged by pMttMMIl gentl.-m. a and oth? r? iof?cdiiato the proceed mi- c tins matter, Up Qla^g the maps and al?traotn I w >? nnwlUttig t<^ r?k the title t > be acquired by tb?? city in the lands to be token for tbia improvement by doing or suffering iii.yact rot roateaftlated by tu? ftntuie^ Html ciil<l< to these pr wwdlnp At t!i" c-pio' I pfJamea it ttbittna. !>>??.. I allowed bmi toUke accpf of the ntwlruct, aad be ..ausr d it to be depo* t"d with Mr (ii>m ver Tbe orteinai ab*tr%rt and maim I deftosiU'd * II. Mr lie vlip .n |1m Street Coftuuissiouer's i-lbte. act i,' liieRti dat of oc'oiier , lHf>7, aa amx iira ^ the mv?m tu>emt nta and their bieteg iTphuv , wnicb, aa ao otpert? I i g a araetical prtater? I ?ball NMtrpret lo the oourt I earned tor statutory notice to be |Mibi|?be<l in l?ur of tbe dail) newspaper* of tbe edy. It now apiwai thai vim P>rJon . withmd mt kn< w."dge o' consent, altered tbeaa not.i e?; and thua . the diflWuliy winch ia suggested by tlie oii,#rj,Hs It t? due t'> m.tsa'lf ai d to tm ?-??.. taten ir the law deportment, e?c*? tally ia view of the u,..uy mons and cowardly altar'. ? of whi> h. in th' c >na' f t?Hi, t nav been the a< w-pa|?roiiin. t.that I should make th. a r-vpUnat ..n nf. what nix xpta.urd. would app- tr to be a i ua-gln t ciiargwable upou Un Ian dermrliornt. Vr * hit ng? It t? due to the Cr>?a?el to 'he fVirporali ? 1 to *>?? thai Ite lias ?ltor<le<l ua ev>-ry facility in l?r ngmit | this ti. alter to an i?ue A* counsel. I ?.!m?.?I that n?w advrrtivments abould be tnnerted and new handbill* j? -t?l and I p'e?it?e thai the all-ntjon? wbK-h w -re 1 made in the adrertteemeata | re*nte.i by the ftwpnratloa | Oniaael. ae to lime, a< , were tbe reeait of lotar miscon 1 r?p(i. >n < n the part <?( tlie printers, ur of my advicc to tbe I ain rnev > with whom I ip|< a .lodge |t*vie>? It ia er.rtent that If tbe O^Uft"'' i Corporation bad not Iw n interfered witii the prorre.fiBao it tnta n alter wmld bare confor used to the reqalrt tnr til ! o< Uie law Tlo- not.ie* i?*i.?t b^ that oflVeer? and ho ta i tbe only per?oti aut' -ed~wtre in strict ?~?>edioeM with liii- requin miut ihcstatitten It la also evideet thai tbe aoticet- publi?he?l b> other pemona do ;iot to cna form ?n I for these reasoos I ?ha1lor<ler the r 'istrt to Ho sent I >o* k to the CnmmiMiourrs. no tl<a* tinder tb? eoatrol of tlie Counsel t" the Oons?r?tk>n such proceed.tur may *?o huil in tbe premir-m as are cccok- ?r ? and proj cr. Kapritma l ontt (itntrsl Term. Before all the Judges. |W. rn _ri??li<l.->as ? Jnhn n< onil Mirth If Alhrrt [j irrj.? Molioti for a new sale. The Court aay the saia Tiust oe vacated and a new sale be made on the defe? ' -'ant paying tbe purchaser, who oppr ?w the motion 92fr), aiv' p.jingto the Ida itiff fit. the Co?U of the trotMM, a* also tlM costs of adverttsbg tbe sale beratoforo la c?rr"d. (t ie O <rm Jt>kn J r W iVr?vK, SSerif. <fc . <:f \fW l'vrt ? J ud fm nt lor Uu I'ailitifl aflitioe<l wMh o*i?. In thr Mnt1< r r,f th' F npif fit . flint ? Jud rrent Tf tho special term for thi cl; imants a^iin i the hank nfllrtuad WltL i'.nl?. Jt*rfk If. fluirm rt. CAttri ' A" f ?Judgment vlow af irmeit. exeepl as to ibe part whkbc *ei da , riota 'a .d alionanre to the defendant, a- to that par', ii l? reversed. V it her party to l.ave oo* 'a s< agr-mst , the oilier it' ? W< ??Uri' n. fl>n) * //do/? peeeee of -iurrnf ?io ! Harmed with costs ./ M Vh'.rn n H>rr in r /??* M. H'ngM. ? .Iudgm<?0t ? for 'he ola.ntifl atl ox d with c ~ts. 1hmh*fi* O. fVi. ^ o //i i * />?^w|w ? Jo Igmei.t of tbe ?p< ci?l term miattfled; tl> ? wV .do will 'Hi' a a? valid ' tlo "*'.?torsare lot trustees i#ftlie reel estate which Waa t ?t? nvwtad l> 'o money l y the mere aiilhor.iy to | j ?ell it. Jttdye t'l 'rlu* di??en'n?'. f hnilm IfcnoNd i . fiiiin >r' -X ThHttMri ' Onto <l|a j ehargiag ihe wgrli<i<ff. utrr ?d wWiialWblXiUm j ! party. Jndgr Bi*#evelt ilisaented. Htikrr vt J 'UU. ?IV saaM V the nm1 ? Moti mfora I new trial. M>dkK gr.in'-<l, i r'Sia to nl de tlie e\e.,t Rtiu.n r?. It-rttT -Tf?e or lor of the special i"rm dai- ' tei- 'n*. the comj lairt rerer e t, a .dth" tipht of the , .%r I -es to li e ?< o 'IV1 foe ' pa-- ,etl ' of aoe.>ed;i,g to tu , i nioti of Mdcheii JaeMce, with lea* ? mnri to am v : H' Hi ,r i/ fhn i' ftini i f .ti>* ? Th-* ? taxatten of i oats to he g iveme*! hy the Uw a* it % ia?Vmcnt was reeoveied, oof wh n verdict was rendered, ! I' ati' ji et to tue natak u of ti Oart Itintnmr nwi I fior* m. CtMtm /)>ar> f?f'i ttmlfr)* T<vf nlh'-rtf 1 ,r tan ??? In Ihia caso nice tld? !ie|l gaee a long wrttfn n| "ion No manoam i wae to is?n? :r ...m ?r . ??ae, and tbr manbote* ia the s#"- .nil cane was l.^iie^ . Wilh nets. Order b?>iow denying the mand itm.v atlinnna . With i faffs Kf Un W Hwt, rrmi l-n', il m fiaaatl B'e?|, ? Niyor, <f - ? In thi' ane no deer- m mm Pettdeeedfbmt, a * st*t? meiit ot faeu mast he aubmo'ed to t|i?. 'n.'cie'w ? i ' .rri-eti. ne i? he made in (be caee end then iixlcmmu for