Newspaper of The New York Herald, August 31, 1864, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated August 31, 1864 Page 1
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THE NEW YORK. HERALD. WHOLE NO. 10,230. NEW YORK, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 1864. ~~ PRICE FOUH CENTS CHICAGO. THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION Governor Seymour Chosen Per* manent Chairman. III 1DDEBSS ON ASSUMING T28 fOSlTIOW. 9 + ; . Bitter Denmiciatlon by lliiiiof tbe Administration. THE PARTY PLATFORM ADOPTED. Immediate Cessation of Hos tilities and Convention of States Called For. Recital ef the Uimrp&tteBS the fievernnwa?. Military Interference in the Presidential Election to bs Resisted. The Naming of' Candidates for Nomination. Ixoited Debate in Reference to Gen. MoClellan. No Candidate for the Preildeacy Yet Chosen. YHB B'CLBLl.AN SDN STILL SANCllXE, *?., **., *4. Ml (FECIAL CHICAGO DESPATCHES. Chicago, August 30?10 A. it. ' 1t? Committee on Resolution* were in session nearly ?H night. They Qnallyiagreed upon all ibe point! of their platform, and were united. A sib committee was then appointed, of which Vallandlgham is a member, to make Ike draft of the resolutions. Th?y were engaged it that leak tbia forenoon, and, tinlees there is a meth'ng dragged kle it, implied or otherwise, by ibe wording of the reeo tatione, there will be ao trouble. The tub-committee win bare to report totbe general committee, and they are ??w at work over '.be word ng of the reeolutions. One ef tbe Main polnu of difficulty is relative to the use of the word "armistice. " Two elements Interfere with the mean lag of that word, and it baa But been fully agreed upon what will be its eTeit upon the blockade. One party de ?tree to add another resolution, st-iling wh.it they mean fry armistice. The other ob; ecu to inch a course. The platform will be peace in its general character, and the ?lira peace men assert ibat iha report of the committee will be unanimous. There Is a strong reeling working up tptinst the im practicable men of obio. The lee Ing appears to have taken a strong bold that the ultraism of the other men will prove a dead we gbt to the party, and that the Mtkel will be stronger without their support. Ohio, tbey say, will go igiinst them any way. A conviction has also taken possesion of the .srge portion of the deie gatee that tneir ultra petce mea are really le.ewloni'ts. to (set, WcKeon u ido a rabid speech is the New York delegation , declaring that separation wis their only mode ef aettlemenl. and that they might as well come to that at once, as they would have te in theotnl. A large m\ Jarlty take no part in such talk, aui are unwnling to commit themselves in the platform to anything that wil prevent the coutiunatiou of the tabling If a settlement eaanot be made on the ba-l* of a restoration of the Union. There ia a large body of the^ Kul^hts of tbe Go'len Circle bere from Southern Ohio, who are rampant. >ev <eral of ike chiefs ef the ordsr sre lourishmg about s hackers of Vallandigbam, aat carrying tbsmsi'lveg as .thOU|h they owhed the whole oountry. Thslv movements j ee dl-gust the deiega'te* that the opposition to lb s pea ? at aoy terms party ia gaining strength svsry hour. Ibe mea who run Seymour la the New York delegation. now that they have showu their hand*, bars proven them aelvee to be In favor of disunion. This fact is enough to ?how what the Seymour movement inan?. Tucker, of Hew York, oppose 1 an armistice till he wis informal thai he was selected by tbe eommittee as one of the ?tea preeidents. and then he turns I around and worked la flavor or the armistice propositi a I'BtceBO. August no. UHi. Soon after tbe assembling of tb-> Couvention this fore ?eon a communication was received I r nn the National Conservative party , whish met la convention here on ?aterday. It was read by tbe 5*> ratary. and when the potal was ranched recommending the now nation of Mc CUIIan tbe wildest euthus'a-m i?e >t over tbe whole u wmb'age. The pe p'e In every part of the building, old aa i yn ins, Including nlne-te-iibs o' lha d? ega'os, rote la their feet, waviog hands aud bin Usrcbiof* ani cneermt vwelfen uily. This scene lasted fully live minutes. It wae without a parallel in the hietory of inventions. Words fall to give an Idea of it. 1 And I was mistaken In oiv miming despatch. The ?'ib Committee on Kosolutlons have not reported ,u tue Convention. The onnteat over tbe word ''armNtice" was ji tbe sub-committee. at least it was ao state l .n the Convention, when they were colled up?n to report. ValUndtghsm a power is griituliy Mcwi og wester. Tbe defiant and Ihreateaiu* tine of th >te ?ro .na him is reacting against him. lbs nea e men are still trying ereey device which tb?>r irgeoiity sen devlst to spring Seymour's nomination ?p^n tbe Conven tion. Every scheme thus far planned N resulted !? atreogtbeniDB MoClollan, and Is l.keiy to to the end. It sow appears that the Wooda got up tbe *ot: McO'lan demonstration last night, aed pall ror it No winder ibat It waa an out aed out dssie. If the nomination ia ?tot msdo to-day tbs bogus committee, wb oh claim to have boon elected at tbe Syrerue* peae- m~>t!ng, intend ?e have a blow out against McClellea. PIOCEBDINGS OF TUB COWSXTm Morning Isislsa. Cntraao, Augsst SO, 1194. Tfie national Democratic Convention reassembled at MB o'clock tbie morning. Tka attendance both Inside aad outside ttt? Wigwam was even greater than y eater day. The proceedings of the Convention were opened by ?shop WsrrtBorsB, who Bret read from the Psalms of following with an Impreeslva prayer, the delegate* B?V sndience etandlng. Tha' Committee on Credentlala reported agaiast the ad. ?Iseloo ef delegates from the Terrltoriee, Louisiana or Dtsiriet of Columbia; alee, to admit both delegatlooe fUm Kentveky, each delegate to roat Patf ? vote. n>e report ?;ea adapted On motion of Mr. Co* Hob. Am Kendall had leave to preaeot ? ? mmunloation stating the wIM ?f lit* Ooo eervative Cuioo KtUnil Con? cot Km, held tn thla city on Ue37th, When I be Secretary road tbe resolution recommending tbe nomination of Oeneral MeClelian too wildest applause wool up, many of the delegatee etaading and cheering. Mr. Cos moved I bM tbe communication be referred to tbe Committee on Reeolutione. Mr. Miixn moved to amend, that tbe enmmnninallon be made a part Of the minntea of the Convention. The Cuaw. it .ted tbat the commvnlcation would be en tered on tbe minute* aa a matter of aoarse. Mr. Old? aid that another body, the "Son* of Liberty," now in aeeeion here, might have a communication in make to tbe CeBsrefctiou , and If thla la to foonthemin utea i heirs ought to too. jj?b*te ari?iu|, Mr. Old* Mid bewoold not press tbe 1 motion. TTre eommuiiiration waa 1 ben accepted. Thn report of tbe Committee on Organization waa read, aa fellowa, Md adopted by aoclamatloai? tm~ r!?.S>*#ml,,e* 00 p?rt?""?eot Organization and Roles far the lovernntcol of tbe National Domocratic Conven n,a'* ?fMioo , reepect fully report tbat they recom ofl\iirt "on v eat Ion for tbeir selection tbe following . V ' ct osepb Ct*?e, of Maine; J. W. Wil li* mn of Now Hsmosbire; Erasmus D. Beach, of Maaaa- I cbutetts: I). 11. Smaller, of Vermont; (ieorge lay lor, of <onneitUnt; Al red Aulbi>ny , of Uboile Island- Andrew "? ^ Tiicie?, oTWewTorl; : Analarker.of t eunay.vauia; Jauiea K. Robinson, of Kou tucky . S. W. ( ibnoii, of Ohio; O* B. Kicklln, of Illinois John C. Barry, of MlcUirm; M W .Shields, of Maryland S. "belt s, of Missouri; John A. l'eckbam^of Mione- i eota, IV W Mixon, of Wi?cot.Hlo; Wm. Patterson, of !r ,!iarr'r- ''?'"ornla; H. J. Stickles, of Kansas; <> iu M. Miller, of Oregon; Isauc.D. Jones, of Maryland :.d?I iobn Maileit, of Oregon. ' fcc.rilivy stiHaries? William H. Sim peon, of Maine John 11. Win dward, ol New llamnnbiro; S. B. i hlnoey! of lli-wc li usetta ; S. 8 Pa: l id^e, of Vermont . V. S. Allen of tor uecticul. rhos. A Reynolds, of Rhode Island; James Mryictr, o: \ow York: James l>. liiddle, or New Jeisoy dwrrd I.. Martin, 01 Iwlawure; Krank M. Ilutobinaon o!' enuiiylvniiia, James A. L MoChire.of Maryland Jan.es I. Barbour. of Kentucky; E. Ri Kelielinan, of Ohio; A. J. Whiuleeey , o.' Indiiina; W. W. O'Brien, of Illinois; Theo I k nT!?'01 Michigan; A. J. Billings, or Missouri, Jofcpli H McKiiirey, of Minnesota; I'bllo Orton. of Wis conwn John Courier, of Iowa; William .1. Whipple, of of Oregon Vl am' ?f KaDBM> William llybee, i-taciittg Srcretaria-E. 0. Perrln, of New Yoi lc; Isaao R. Ttllee or Illinois. Moses M. Strong, of Waebmaton. The committee further recommend tbat th&rule* nod regulations adopted by tbe Democratic National ( oav n. t'-n of 1??W te adopted by tbia Convention for iia gov ernment. " Tbe report of the commitiee was adopted by acclama tion, and deafening and prolonged applause greeted tbe announcement. On taking tbe chair Governor Seymour spoke aafol !owa ? UKimmnj* or inn Cokvbmtioh? I cannot forecast the resolutions and action of tbis Conventiea; bat I can say ^ avery member of it loves tbe Union, desires peace and will uphold constitutional freedom. While the reeo liuvoie and action of tbia Convention are . f the utmost Importance there are reaaons why tbe democratic party abould be restored to power, and they are great reasons. The democratic party wHl restore tbe Union, because It longa for its reetoration; it will bring peace, be caune it loves peace; it will bring baek liberty ? .. our. .land? b?c??se it lovee liberty; ft will put down despotism, because It hates the Ignoble tyranny which now degrades tbe American people. lour year* ago a convention met in this city when oor country was peaceful, prosperous and united Its delegates did not mean to destroy our government to overwhelm us with debt, or to drench our I. nd with ?^U. au,ma,e<1 b' intolerance and fanatl .1 ub7 #n 'inor*nce or tbe spirit or our !?ni rf x!i tbe character or our people, and the condi t ion of bur land. They thought they might aaiaiy indulge tbeir pasaious, aud tbey concluded to do Jwj>ul<l B0' heed tbe warnings of our fathers, and they did not c-nsider tbat meddling begets strife. Tbeir pateions have wrought out their natural results. ? 10 ,puru 4,1 n'SMures of comprom ?a. r*!P^?. ;K y b* v,? marche'1 on to res.ilts which, at toe onset, they w-ould have shrunk with horror f;om f?nM f.T.? h?l^W'i,W W*r b*1' de,ola,e<1 <">r land, has laid its heary burden? upon labor, and wbo.i bauk roptcy aud rum overhang us, tb.<y will not bave tbe in km restored except upon condums unknown to our constitution Ibey will not let tbo sbeddiag ot blood cease even for a little time, to see ir CbrU ttsn charity or the wisdom or etue?man>liii) may not work out e method id save our couuiry. Nay , wore ibau tbi? tlicy will not lisivu to a proposal for peace which loes not oifcr that wh eh this government bas no rijlit to a^k. lb s artwriWrati n cannot n ,w *ave ihla I nh.n ir it would, it ha* by its pr c amatioi.s by vindictive leatslatl.j, and by displays of ha>e and pasilou, placed obstacles In its' own nathwiv which It cannot oxorccme. II has h-.m^ered its own tree dom of action by no. onstitut.onalitics. it cannot bo said that the fai.ure of Its policy is due to tne want of courage and devotion < n tbe part or our armies. Never in tbe history of tbe worid bave soldiers given up the r lives more ireely than bav? those o! tho armies which hive battled for tbe :lag of our Inion in tne Southern Slatee. Ibe world will bold tbat they have done al! thnt arms can do and bad wi;e statesnianshm ae cured tb? fruits of tbeir victories, to-day there would bave been peace in our an/ But while our srldier* have des;>era:oly strug* eJ to carry our b-nnera south to the tiulf of Mexico, ev-n now tbe (ioverntr.eui declares, in the edict or a geu rsl tbat rebellious difi-jntout has worked uortnward to the ehores of tbe great lakes. The guaranteed right 0 tho i.e., ile ta boar arms bis b.-en tram pled uniler foot up to the vorv u rders >f r*nada, jo tbat (meiican servinde .? iini in bold contrast with itrlt su u!erty. ims adminiitra tlou thus iloc'are* to tbe world that it has no ialtn in the pe^pl? "f tbe Matea wb >?e votes p.aceu It m power It hy fich aa oJicl taai tnew L'T'? ,, , "" ,lh 19 administration. While tUcwe in i?ow..r without rem .rse aacnflce the blood and treat res >r our [* pe they wi.l not fve up their cwn , assiens for the ptioiic SW4. ]1H ! 5 n i? not he'd asunder by rmll iry am >itiaa. ifo ;r i*.-?lit.ojL tro .bies could be re.erie-1 to tbe peaco '.I arbitr i ment or the contending arm.es in me li^-d onr 1 nion w.?M be rostor-4. tbe riab>s of the Slates would be israntee I, the ?,9ra lnei? or bmcs an J persons be sg.in r?i,->e tei. *al an iDsjlte.! iud v'arr would agim aim i ulster the ,aw? >r the iau.J. Let noi'tke ruin of our couuiry be cba **1 to o.ir io d,ers. It u um due to their teicbltigt or their 'aaatic tm In the constant oflciu ,Bt,r<>?Ursa w ?b ,hem I have never beard uttered one s'niimeat of hatred towards tbe people of the -^ath. Heyond all other mea they value tne blessings 3t pe?co and the virtues o' merry, of neutleoaai and ir obarttv, while those who stay at b-me letuinl ao ^rcy, cbarity or for giveness sha t be ?b>v?n lbs hijotr* sa l f\ allcism aud the intrigue* ..r pia- ?n?.<a bave made ibe bloody pagts of the history of Hie three v ears. It was a soldier upon whom eur ?av -ur bejlowij his only com mandation when he hung u'vm thecro*, ?od Tbiruees marked b i ?uderiugi. it ?ss a ? ? djer aioae who dU c-rned hi? .livin ty whsn he heirJ bin iwur forth a 2! Wrw';r V "? ?f? anthjrs .1 m rtSSrin^s. rh.? ? !mlBi.?tra!l ,a eajoet save tb.s Uuion. t- ? "" o. ' views many things above the Inlop. We putthe La ion Hret of * He tbioks a pro ciamailoT worth m.re thaa p?ata. W? think ihebo>t of ou. pe merB pr#rW , ,h4n lft, )f la# pr are io h.olraniwe in oir nathwiv to 1 n- n an 1 i > peace We letnan t uo cmiitioos for lb ? restorat on of tbe Union. Weareshi kle<l wita n > bates i no prejudices, no j?assioi>s #? wish tor frs^ tcroa: r".t-on?iilj. ? th ii.e r... ,-- >f ,il# .Sll|tll \So d'vnaud r ben wan .* l?m?nl lor ?'ire?Ues- the full rec??oii ion .? the right* or the stales We me?o tnat any ?tve r> > :r nst oo t b<uner shjii i shin* ? 4th one and the same -?ire 'n the coming Mec | t...o, mea mutt dec de wi;h wh.< h of tho two parties, rm | wii: fi onr eiple are dividaJ, they wi.t ?ct ifth)* I wi-h f r union taey will act web tbat pariv wh.e i I ( ho 1 th? i mon to^. ther lhsyw>ll rt with Hut urtv winch !0>s r.pw, and a ways <i i ore ,r, i revs-eo.'e a I I I" ji 'a. 1! -hej- w .h au.-e tbey W)? lct,; !) ":i I ; wli <hl to a-. ?! t tb.s ?sr. o> ? a ? now s >ek t ? rest re 1 (?o.|wili and inrm oy s-n ???< a1! *setlnns >f our co'tntry I j I- -hey sre >r t ie ? n? a- d or the *?i->-winets of their nr?ma?, Ihey wt'i scl with those wh? have stoo ' up ! to -eeUt srMtra-y irnili, Jeipaic legislation and the j I overthrow <K tbe uliclirv, ir. upon ihe other ban i they are wdiicg to evntmee Uie oreeent peiicy of the ' | g.iverintont and oonrtu-on M atlairs, et tnem act with I tbat nrjativ/ition ?b,-h a??-?e the pr?#etit couditian of our < oiietry. Tiiere are miny g m *nea who will he led to ilo this by their oa<?-ona ?al pre udioea, and ear lend sw.iroia with pa?<:e -'en who wl'l hold , on o ,v?r with a deadly gras;>. ''jl as "or u?. we are r?soived that tbe t>srty wo cti tias made the bistiry if our coun try. a nee its edv -n? to i??wer seem like some nnnatitrsl and terrible tieam. iht'.i be overthrown. Koue yeirs ag'i it had iti h :tb upon this s,>ot. Let us see that by o ir action it ?hal! tie here, where t was b >rn. tti< j*. ? ire T nlon and oea--* Ths admtn.etraiion leny tie Talon tnd peace, for tbev demand oinlilmns ard exact a price which they know will prolong the war iu I .? ar iindmy prolntifed becnuea disunion. Wise staleemauship can now bring this war to a el >?s cpon the terms soiennly set forth liv tho gnverntneut at the outaet of the conteet m the political contest in wb.ch we are etigajel we no not seek partiten advantages. We are battl ng for the rlgnts of thnee who belong io all politi es organisations. We mean tbat tbeir rights or speech ihnli t>e un mi?eeched, although that right may be used *? <toeonnce ne Ws intend that the rights of oonsctence shall bepiote? ted, although mistaken views of duty may turn (be temples uf religion into theatree (or part awn denunciation*. We myo that heme righta and the Heacredneee of the flreslde ahnil be respected by theae a authority, no matter what political views may be he d by ?.Vwh0 h*n*??b their roof trees. When the demo oratic party ebait have faiaed power we shall nol t>e ieae hut more tenaoloua upon these aublecta. We bavo TT'?11 much because thoee who are now charged witn t he coaduet of publio affaira knew hut little about _ I'f ncllKa of ou r government We were tipwiMing to h.i iJ. ^ faotteus oppoeltlon; but when P"**1" u"?t o#cial Who ahall violate ^ ^?1. M# ,m*u of the hmnbleet man uw ti m.i't^ ? ptialaisd by the full njors of tbe A?.T - " whether be eila la tbe Pr>sldeniisi Tj'jIL ?k!m^ ?"r fovernment. We ^7^'. . ?n<1 ?tn'OMmt proof of tbe folly <4 tile administration, who have driven from their enpiiori thoee upon whom they chiefly leaned |t u>e oalMi of lb* rebellion. Then their hopes ifti far their ?mo personal safety were a poo the noble men la the border States, who, uoder eiroumsiancoo the most try Ing, severed family relationship and ancient associations to uphold the flag of ear country. Many of tbrse men are now members of this Convention. They bear Impressed upon their countenances and manifest in their presence tbe high snd generous pur pose which animates them, and yet It m trme, and, great trod, that it should be true, tbey are stuag with tbe boom of Injustice and ingratitude of low and unworthy men, who bavo Insulted and ruined them and their amilieo, and trampled on tbelr rights by vindictive legislation and through tbe agency ot miserable and dishonored subordinates. Gentlnmen, I do trust that our proceed ing beta will be marked by harmony. I do earnestly believe that wa shall be animate by the greatness of this occasion. In all probability the future destiny of our country bangs upon our tetion. 1-et this <:< ? ^dera tion inspire us with a spirit at harmony. God of our fathers biers us now, lift us h*> *u>ve all personal con siderations, 1111 us wilh a !ust Idea of (bo treat responst biiltics which rest upon us, and giro again to our land 111 UOK*! Jt* jtea. e, and Its liberty. Loud and ent&*l*lMU? cheers greeted Gov. Stymou? U i bo ooocluded bis speech. Mr. Gctkir, Chairman of tbe Committee on Resolution*, stated that the several resolutions otTerrcd to said Com mittee yesterday bad been referred to a sab-commlttoc, j and there was reason to believe that tbey would bo ready ! to report ibis afternoon, and furthermore that there wm , a fair prospect of arriving at a harmonious eobclukion ] Mr. Tnxiw, of New York, said that tbo Chairman of tbe sub Committee, Gov. ? """'It* ' ?r oe ready io report at four P. M. ; that M r. Vallandig ! bam was of opinion that they would not be ready at that hour, and that Mr. Guthrie hoped to be ready. A motion was made to take a rece?* until four I'. M Mr. Cass moved to adjourn until to-morrow morning. Mr. I'Row.f, of Delaware, said there was no dliforeuce of opinion among the members of tbe coinmilleo: noth ing but a disposition, perhaps, on the part of a iw to pr<? ruBilui-te, ar.d llu io wc.s no good reason why tbey should not be rc?dy to report thm afternoon. Mr. McKeon said be would be in favor of instructing tbe commit tee to report tbls alicrcoon There wan no coed of further delay. The pediments of tbe members worn alike, and II there w.i? any question o! dUToreaco at, all it wa* one of pbrueoolopy rati. or than of principles. Mr V aixanimgham ib-ughl it bc*t to give the commit tee further time, being fatislieii that by to-morrow morn ing tboy will be able to bring In a report u|tou wbioh all i democrats and conservative* n t tie country can oordially unite. Several other members of the convention said that whatever difference or opinion tn;.y exist among the inumbe s they are as to the phraseology of the reso lutions rather tban to the Rentiment, and if tbo Conven tion would immediately lake a reoes.', the oominiltve woold bo able to com lude their labors; by lour P. M. The resolution for ? reoesn was put ard carried, tbe Convention Diet refuging to adjourn uver the day. Afitrnnnn fiesalon* The Cocvoution reassembled at four o'clock tbia after noon. Mr Gi tbuie ntated that tLe Committee on Refolutlona bad agreed, and waa now ready to report. n.ATFORM cr TDK CONVENTION. Tbe resolutions were tben read, and are as follows ? Resolved, That in the future, aa tn tbe past, we will adbero with unsworvlng fidelity to tbe .Union under tbe coretitutlcn as tbe only solid foundation of our strength, security and bappiuoss as a people and as a framework of government equally conducive to ibe welfare and prosj eritv of all tbe Stales, both Northern an<t SouMieru. Resolved, That ibis Convention docs explicitly declare as tbe sense of the American people that after four years of failure to reetore tbe Union by Ibe experiment of war, during which, m.der tbe pretence of a military nccowity or war power higher than the constitution, tbe consti tution itself has been disregarded In every part, and public liberty and private right alike trodden down, and the material prosperity of tno country essentially im paired, justice, brmsnity, liberty and the public welfare iietnand that immediate eflorts be ma le for a cessation of hostilities, with a view to an ultimate convention of all the States, or other pe..ceable means, to tho end that, til ibe earliest practicable moment, peace may be restored on thi! basl? of tho federal Union of the i-tatoj Resolved, That the direct interference of the military authority of the 1 nited states tn the recent elrctious UeM hi Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri an! Delaware was a ;li' ire'ul violation of the coustitui. n, and a repetition of such arts in tbe approaching election will be held is revolutionary , and rosiilcd with all Ujo means and power , under "ur control. _ Resolved. That tbe slm and ob.lect of tbe vtomoor.itio party U to preserve tbe federal Union ?nd the rights of the -tales unimpaired, and they hereby declare that tbey consider tbe administrative usurpation or extraordinary and dj"gerous powers not granted by the institution; tbe subversion of tbe civil by military law in State* not In insurrection . the arbitrar\ military arresi, imprison ment tr:a and sentence of American ciiuens In states where civil law exists in full force: the suppression of freedon of speech and of tbe press: the dcuial of tbe right of asylum the open and avowed disregard of ?tato riahts: the employment of unuiual tes; oatbs.aDdtho interference with aad denial of tbe right of me people to beir arm', as calculated to prevent a restoration of tbe 1 nion a id tbe perpetuation of a sovernmeut deriving its i.st powers from the cicteut of thi governed. tfeao.ved. That the shameful disregard of Hie adminis tration to its uty in lospect to our feilow c.tl. ens ?lio now and long have been prisoners of war in a suffering rendition 4?ssrves the severest reprobation on tho tc >re alike of public and common humanity. Resolved, That the sympathy or the democratic party 1< heartily and earnestly extended to tho soid'ery of (Jbr army who are and have boon in the fleld, under tbe flag of our country, and in the event of our attaining the pewer the.y will receive all tbe care, protection, regard and k!ndnr?s that the bravo soldiers of t!i? republic ao nobly eiroeJ. Mr. Loso, of Ohio,o(ftred as an auiindmcnt to come In after tbe first resolution the first Kaatucky resolution of UP*. draft#! by Thomas JeBerson. Mr. loso submitted that now, of all other times, this resolution. iHrming StatM rights, ought to be readoptcd and reaffirmed. Ihe I'rcioint, under the rules, Jecided that the reso. lutlon must be submitted to the Committee on Resolu l.ans. Mr Cox, of Ohio, moved the previous quest ;on. Mr. Loso bop 'd that b.s c ?iieag. e would witlid aw hie motion a' U* de-lred to move an amendment tbat would piaco tai? Convention in a position fsvorlng peace beyond the mistakes of any eio'vocal Unsunre He could not go for anv resolutions tbat may be construed cither way b/ men of different views in the Convention. Mr. t'oz insisted np?o ins motion, and, the previous question being oideret.the resolutions were snopted with but (our d minting ve ????. It we* then movel tbst tbe Convention proceed to tht i nomination of s candidate for President. Mr. .f ur* I'. in), stos, of >ew Je;My, ;o behair of the (?"fe/ation if that state, aoa.natei deueial Ueorge 3. Mo'ledaa. Mr. A S. f'>x, of Ohio, in belts f of * portion of the Ohio lelegatioii, *?o inde 1 tbe nominal on. Mr. Lancnr ot Deiawirs, tiomin*'ed OoTernor row ?li, o( Kenuu kv , Mr. Powtu. PturiiM his tlunSs to the geitlcman. b.it be flrmly b? "hat th.?cr si< <i?ni<aded that the can dl'tste of Hio party mh . ;l I rotne from j nnii-sUtvholdlng -late. Bd.tcvmg to, no begged the <?nt oman and his cot eaguea from tht gallant dtata of Delaware to withdraw bis name. Mr iS-insur n belisif af the Ohio delegation, tonl nat-d Thorns H. .Seymour Mr W-. ki. rt. m behalf of a portion af the ielflgit on fi -m Kent'/ ? . u nutated I ranklln l':en e. Mr. H*H"ts,"cf Maryland, secon ted the nomnaUon if Thon.as II ^e'O" r, and proceeded toeulog /* li ? partv sei vi s sad sbtlitiee. Mr Harris ooot.nned as folio > I ? One man nominated here to day 3 a tyrant. iChsers an t hissos.) lie <1 was who first initiatoi the poii y iiy wir.ih otr ngh's and lihertie* were strit \<w Jowu. ihat niaa t? <;t?ige R. McCiellan. ,Coof<wi<?". Mi . vl.nl, wtuch n*? ?'i.fer?.t se much at the bands or thar wsn.wi# not sobm 1 t ? h s m ni.iatiea Intiteore niso.iene,^ shall lie msie knawn. This ConteM'on !? a j> ry apno; t- I by th* p<v pie to pa.ss ep?n the merits of ihs poblio men whoae names msy be presented Tor the supj?- n of the g'?s? lem > rai ? far'y Hener il j M- 1 leinu. I r-pes' is a tyrant. vt.reat oufMlea.) He sto -d here ta .ndtct b tn. A 'tn i ntf .-l rail h m to order. ibe PrtamsM said be h'ped there was aa man preset who wo . id ieny the right of free sreech. t'ertaiu'v no democrat will At tbe s^nie time be boped tbut no dele gate woeld feel call >d upon to pur?,ie * course of rem.? vs ?o odea* veae to interfere wliu tbe h,.rm <ny ef the Con veniioa Mr. iUnsis read Meftell >n * "'d?r of arrest against lh* Maryland I esislat tire, and proceeded to comment upon tht'iamt, hut the conluaion wm ao gr?mt that the speaker oould not be beard, except to My that ail the ebargfs of usurpation and tyranny tbst can be brought agaluet Mncoln and Butler he can make and sube'ant'ste diaiMi MeTieiian. (Hisses, cbaers and ones of ' Vote for .left Paste ?') Tbe PRaeinrn wished that tho Conrentlon should come to order, there is no attack made here Vat oan be uado 1 seance and iba gentleman against wbom tneee cliarse- are being made desires tbat they shall bemide now and h?re, so tbat he ran meet and explain them. These in'orruptlooa do in|astie? to onrseivea, to tbe epeeker. and to the 4iatingni*hed genlieauin against whom itiev are made. Let tbe gentleman (rom Maryland hare a nil' bearing, aad afterwarda boar ibe ottiair side trom s gentleman who la ready and abla to make ft full eapUuali'-n. Mr. Itsnnif proceeded to say that McCleltan was the aeeaealirof Ptate rights, the usurper of llbertlea. and tbat if nominated he would be beaten everywhere an bo wna at .tntletam He added that ha could not ge home aad ask ibe members of that Legislature to yoU f('r ?uch ? Bu. He wou'4 not nlmself vote for him- (H >**ee- - Mr. CiUKii.i, of Penneylvanta, raloed tho pomt ?[ order that tba gentleman having said that be vote for MoClelinn if nominated, bo had no right 40 u** nart In tbo proceedings of tbo Convention. Tbo PMHDMrr decided (bat tbo point 01 order wa? well taken and. anna tbo wildest oonfuslon, Mr. Harris re tired from iho sUud. llr. CARaiam said that for many years the relatione between that gentleman and tnnieeif had ??????* ?f Bioet intimate and friendly character. But to vtewoi tne absolute necessity of preservicg the asorofe of tae c?>a venilon he felt bound to ra.se (be puw.t ol ord' r wnion he had. lie now moved that be be allowed to proceed in ?F General Mote**, of Oblo, as a fellow soldier of Me Clellan, could not remain silent whon the name and ranis of tbst distiDgu.slied general was so shame'ully pugncd. l'be charges were untr.ie. Ibe Maryland I.egi? fature was in session at AunapoliB Ceneral Joe Johnston of the rebel army was at Atn;ipolii?. A conspiracy was Lmidj ?ud ce-tiun members of the legislature wore the conspirator*. ' icy inteuded that the State should ee ce<lo and an ordinance of secevslon wa* formed. Mary imjC tn ??? invaded, overwhelmed by the enemy , ?l U 3? ST tM What did general MoClellan do ? He eimply took thy bsftt fr^CRCtwe ... thwart tne treasonable scheme; aud hid ho ti?. - done be would have been guilty of the y i est 1 treason. The nr-n who say a that general McCleltan Is a tyrant does net know hlmi a thorough soldier, with ttce^t^eoets of a woman and ibe oourage of a lion, no vW. more amiable and kind, generous hearted gentfe j men ealsts on the faco of the earth, and no srcrvlcr Hbcl was ever uttered tfian whefi such a wan is ca.led a tr .utor. |Aifr "^?..? of Connecticut, pwscl a high e ilogy upou Tboma. ?! Sevmour ad M that h>? name was wad bcrc without tils wi> b and without the request of ibe to ^irH?sTof?Marv!i.nd, explained that what ho t-a.d w as that he could not go bef. ro the I"" l??e ol M"yla.;d _j them or tho members ol the i og.siatuie to v to for Mcflelian. Ho did not -ay that he would notV"te^or h.ro Ho held himself bound to rote for the caudldate of ll*l he* name oTt.'overnor rvwcll was Mr. Winturni withdrew tho nam* of Mr. I i?r ? Mr Jomh, or Maryland, regretted that h^ contlemw who took the siaml in defence of (.eno.al MeUellan as suuicd tho ground that ho was kistlOcd because of ? "?* ?? h,ou between members of the legislature and anv icbal ire- 11 oral or army. Had lie put it upon the ground '"ft* he acted upon creditable evidence, he might have fa?*'"?* sd'etit- but lie could not permit the Legislature to remain "^.'"alVon'^^alned that he Intended to say .hat Mcrieilan ac'ed tipon testimony regarded ss.creditsble^. ^ 1 Mr loxtf r-?id that, so far from belug creditable, H has ! ever Veen pronounced by the victims of that action a utter falsehood. The Legislature had no power opws | an ordinance of secossloo. IhobcnrfCBteddernaut^dim- ( . meiiiate trl tl, even by drum head ceurt marital, but m ' n'fltd of tlvi g inat which the law guarantees to Iho I they wore told that they oould h.vo the,, !, ,,^ by clriue the r parole, home, wom o-it hy tbo rattgj ?s of iiHiirisonnient, did finally give th'Mr parole, otbera preferred to yield their lives rather than submit to i-e humiliating lest that '? ouired of them; they sulftrcd long, and ret ^ thiu day tbev knew not their no users. MIH be beiieyea that McC.elli.i was Ico rnuHhol a gentlemnn ?n'1 io act as he did except upon what he deemed creditable *VMr ' o? Vew ,'creey , movd that debate oa the candidates be closed, and moved the previous question. Mr! McN'fit, ol Illinois, on bebair or a portion' ? the Illinois dolegalioD, and, as be believed, ?r a mi the delegates of tne great Northwest, nominated Horatio M&M?oSUtotort?. , , f Motions to ^ournw^re now made, but declared out of 0ri?rr' foxc. of Ohio, took the stind In opposition t"> Mc lo.lan He said that Lincoln hsd been guilty of inte ? fo??5 wnh the freedom or speech, the froedom of e eo; gone'n'tbe SMSttCff ^nilar ,i.n sat re l privileges and rights Of tee people, "i ciellau is euiltv of ttie arrest of the I cgislature of a sove retgn State lie has sounded the writ of h .bea^ corpus and helped to en.orce tne 0'!"h>s emancipation prooiama tmn of Lincoln, the willing lr.strnment of a corrupt and nraiiuica: ndiiiiutstraliim, aniiug. while possessing sa'l' tarv i>ower, aW Us aborts to slrlp American freemen ! ol vhetr dearest liberties. Will you so far ?tuUlfr V I selvoe as to make him the Standari bearor of j tho democracv' With all his heart he hQ,ed ? Ho had nocer done otaerwlse. and as between I inooln snd Fremollt, and any man calling hiiuseUeven domrerat lie v on id have a choice, nud would ho ,01-lCl voting wl'ih lus friends; bnt he begged tbe not to noniln,ve Mr !?Han. Alnrst anv othor roan who Slamst.be a derao ?t would satisfy b.tn-would sat isfr t'v1 vorihw est Weak a3 is your platform in many ' respects we w,l stand tip, do aiJln our power to Mta. tain ;t: hi. t in God's namo.d.vnt add to its weakness by ulaclOK ?u.-h : ?i?o in nom ustlon v- < isa'UV, of rennsylrHi.l?, In "pswe toJlr liarrls. asd quoted frum Mcriellau s 'atter to Bttrnslde, to Hallcck and Buell, when ibese ??^tlemeo wore .-rdcr bim. to show tlisi be universally admonished tl, cm tSit the only object of tbo war wua to pre.crvo m iitetrity of tho Union and the in. .-sty of the la-vs.and i hat &?? invariably ciutloncd tn?? n to strict. y guard j ag? ust J?nv infringements upon the rights of property : ?IJTm wf.SS.JS'JSS'Uu.iiT I.t...?pw ? j ***** hut us It \vi>- 'aii.d v growing dirk, and tha .as not bk\- | in? >ieen l:.irod? ed into tbe "W.swam,' the opponents i o" an sdcumment. who were evidently tbo slrongeM b?l to eoncede the point, and the ? oi.ventiou adjourned l';'iTi?,S!c"lelhIn te. say the le' a'e ha- -lone their candi date no harm, and aie aaogiiineof success tomorrow. A !*<-e?e In the tonvrntion At l?Msm. Chic ago, August 30, 1 50*. When Mr. Hams, or Maryland, was walking towards his seat in tbe Convention to-Jay, alter be'ug declared out of order, bo tn-n of the mnark that If McClellan *?' I nominated l.e would uot sunport him, a nerson. not a ? de'egste. alihough lilting within tbe circle, said to him, ??You ought to be turned out of the Convention, you damned traitor,- whereupon Mr. Harris turned round and knoc ked him out of his chair. Tb:< Incident contri buted much to tho t'neral conf islon which prevailed Tor several minutes. ro n'gl.t Harris ani Long snd those who sym pathi/e with them, are making stren-io is ?Tart? to ?e cure ? one third vots ajaiast McClel.an , but Ibe friends of MoClellan are sanguine. The conciliatory sad paciac course pursued by Mr. Guihrle. on the Committee on neso!oti"ns, se^ms to m^et tbe warm approval of the McClelUnlUs, and to a ght he towers up a strong candidate for Vice Prc-.dent FOSTER Itehol Acfoanii of tti? sirgt of CUarlea ton. LKrom the Chtrleatoa Mercury. Aufuit 22.1 The record of tb? firing 'u tb<; harbor since our !a?t run* ai follow ?During Friday mgbt Bitter? (.re^i Qred aerenty.alx and the s>wamp nailery enly-JDroe abot* at I oi l Hi; inter. OnSat-idiy ttie ou s in ter, mm the sime batterie", waa limit d t> th.rty aims, and on Sunday to li.'iy o a afi Jta. Ou Saturday n;?ti' iia.ir jenk:aa, finding thit the ea^niar * a* <i*tnir the timber*, ac., >f n.e hou*?a at Lagftravli'o f-n the parp'se >: e?' ?! g h ruora comfortably on the neutibonug !ei*Bd. irive orders lor tho leatruclMQ if th* t>la<-e Among tb'i troo-M ???<< <;e t in tbe eteeuliou of ;bi? or ler w. a that ?al ant ooiom ind, the ?stono ^c>ut*. " ?f*te?n of * b<'in in t!? ?? o.-ca?iou performe I tbe atclancU):) duty o. app ying tna Mrcb t> tbr r owu hou*?!a, The whole vii'aga wai ?o abl? ?. im'< w * /reit U^bt . ?U!fb could t>? pi.iioiv irom tbe c.ty. In a abnrt time the worlt of do-ir 'ttnn wi? ar cots ; i' jehed . and nothing r ruaiueJ /t U,irav..,e Uui Ii*ij>j of ainoulderng i?;ie* V'-in^hile 'b-' '.leny lcer>' if> a firtflua V't, a* ??ual, I harm! e?- bombard m*at of tba i icoantuf ifc< p*o:muU , upon wbi h it tin i?. ilia 'wori of the Kantiary Fair, ?~a?>ar?l C ant, having >eeri re\ueit >i to *t*te a what maooer :t w>u:d ba most a;r?ea'ule to I. m 'o rere;re tbo awnrd and horfo c.ju;pracaw vot?d k? biro at Itia Sant tar? Fair, "tpr?<?l the -. tab that tb;y ahri'li be ami ti h.' hei n artera at the Army of the I'oJ nnr. These e>gtoi te?t:mou a i of popular faeof mcr? therefore trau milled to him a few Jaya lim a, and ib* f I'o.tl' g l( bla ecknowltdgemeo; ? Htanvfaarraj, 0' t'f? t'sintn > Hit I'oiar. t'a. A' g"?t it. 1*'>4 f w*. T. Biat'C.m, Ei]., f hairmia (ommltt&? Metfopr?:itan K air ? I.iuagm? Yo<?r fa?or tf tb? Mb int. ,foc'.o4 r.g c*pr??a Clir.pany'a receipt for tbe army ataro rd . aaddle a-.d boiaa ?1utrnaote, teneramlv donated to the M?tr"ioi.t?n Fair for tbe benefit of our at.'te and wounde l aoldicra, t? mat rtceira l. fbe artlciet themeelrea a!*o leached ma tbi? eTenltif. Termll me, tbro mb you, to ?iiau* ali tb^ta loyal rlt ?en* to wboae partiality I am lauebteit tor tbe-a bea-ittful preaeiita. lb# aarurd I ?hatt endeaeor to bind down t" my rbiidron aatarntebed t>ya:iya<taf as me to make tbem (eel aabamed. I bate ibe hoaor to be, rerr rrinoclfully , your obedi ent servant, U. ^ GWaNT, I.WitleaaKl t eueral. lite Ilary. AH OrriciaL Taut Tair o? a Piearr Hoat.? Aaiiilant Fecretary of tbo Navy Guatavua Vaa<ar lot, are^in naoied by Admiral flragory , Capt. Bogga, Chief Fnjlneer Wood, an I 0 W. H., made aa excnraion on Saniay around the harbor In one of tba new iieam picket boata. There aro quite a number of thrto craft In oourae of ouoairnctioo. Tbia one made aorea a note per hour, lliey will carry ona howltaer. a crow of ntno men aud two olli^era, nod raa oariy cool and proTlalone for aeven day a. The different a<ni?drona bavo lone needed thrm.and ?b<n llicy got tbom tbelr lorvlcea will ba In* aluabla. NEWS FROM THE SOUTH. I TUB KIBKE-JAQ.UBS VISIT TO RITEHOND. j REBEL ACCOUNT OF THE AFFAIR. STATEMENT OF SECRETARY BENJAMIN, Al>t (From the Richmond Rxamln er, August 2? ) At usual, Mr. Uenjamln, Secretary of State, ha? placed the country la a mean, Dase end humiliating position. HaviniLnothlug on earth to do In the way ol tne legit! mate busiDea* o I hi* office, be spend. hie activity In pushing ntmaclf Iota eternal acrapoe, which, Indeed, would be of little consequence If they effected him alone Uufortunetfllf. however, owing to the public office which he nominally) holds, his stupid blunders touch os all ,-ihor closely. VVedud now the Secretary of State of ? -???? ?n??ond In a newspaper alterca IUU iwiiivwiMi ?? m ?/ - ?- nicKnifttld, lion with the spies who lately sneswen iu? v i and who come, as one of theso atllrms, armed with a letter of introduction to our Secretary or tHata from a yr< The spy doe* not tell the nam* of tbo Vt&koe who iulroUuced him; but wo should greatly da sire to know wh it \ nnkeo can commission a spy Into our lines anil aasure to him handsome treatment and access i 10 the President and public office*. hy means of a totter to Mr. Heiiiamin. Ilia ?lalement of this I act causes us '"snunXd^ne'mlfchlcf still 'or Idle hands to do; and our f>ocretary of Mate, having no Slat* affaire to attend to catu ally by way of rolatallon, Iall3 easily into com munication w ?h any tori of sooun i-eie who have time to talk to him, eapcclaliy ai.cb sa are introduced by a ?<mer from bik nauiaV.* Yankee friend, Mr. N? 7 '" '.!, h? Hndp shortly afterwards, that t tie prowling \ nukee h inmi dent) a bundle of faUahoods to suit the fete of ttiuir fellow countrymen at homo B-d thus we have tho I'd ? v ion .Deutuclc ot the Coulodorate Secret iry of -tlte lZrr\nt ^controversy with those H,:,esi?i thepublte iouruals about the f?cis which they iefort. It H t>o I lie he re> one I them graciously. on tbo introduction of h's lrieod Mr. . procured tb.m ? ...torvlew ?.tb the President, a .d now they are mak-njr adventure m tt.o way of m-gazloe article* anf ?it twenty live cents per head lie cinnot now invalidate the accuracy of the information wlii.ih t!ie?? uptos hav* carrted No'tb by alleRinS "the extreme inacouracy or in all this business la tbo manner In ubioh Mr. Bunjumiu lias addressed li.s long reutat^on of the sp.es --to Hon Jamee M. ll*?on, Commissioner to the ' ontinent, \c. fcc . ot cetora _ r Mason is not a cemmlsslenor to any .'ODtHient. Mr ^UEc n has nevrr read, nmt never will read. In a!l Dfn?> oiiitr, either tbo nar.at to or the splos or l!r. I enjahim * reu tation thereof. Why does ml Mr. Uenjamlii . * communication to the newspapers ilow, and sco ob and pcold those spies to Ihe best of his abi 1 1 tv? If anything can advrcatu tno provocation of seel ? a SblMt" minister ol the Confederate .State, engaged in inch an StercaHon at all. it sto.ee him put on such preposterous diplomatic sirs, turning a paragraph Into a KTScu..? "PEacr. Mt-s os" to Richmond ? j TIIK THl K HlSrCVKT OF THB APfAIlt. <-|RCri*K. _ - nKPxnTMvr op Stan, 1 Rirmtovp August 2fl, 1W4. j Sin? NumeroflB publications w'.ich have recently ap peared in tbo journal, of ,h? the Stwo ?<?! nt in'orinai overtures Tor poice between tne two federation* or -tates now at war on this continent .render it desirable that you should be fully 'brh t?4" and p.iiicv this government on a matter or such para mount iiuporiauce. It Is like vise proper that you *hou d be apruiiiteiv informed or what has occurred on tlie several .eewtons mentioned in tbe pub'lsbed You have heretofore be n i furnished w'^ ^MOf tbe manifesto issued bw the Congress of the ConreJeratn ( states with the approval of the President, on the 11th i of June lan. ;?nd bs'vo doubtless acted tn conformity the resolution which requested ttiat cople. Of this mani festo h. laid before foreign governments. "Ttie orinclpal senttmaut. and purposes by whlcb tliese States have bo?u aud are ,t,1L BCt^?te\J,a are set lorth in that paper JV1)1 authority duo to the solemn declaration of the tive ?uJ Kxecutlve Pepariioeuts of this government, snd wub . rt.aS which leave, no room Ior ~mment or ?Ttiianatlon In a few .entences it la pouted out that a 1 W ? is immunity from iaierforente with our internal pea^. and ?o"peritV, '-and u he UKt ^""g^/SSd on iov men t of those Inalienable rights of lire, liberty ana the nursuit of happiness whxh o ir common ancestors dec's'rod to be th" opial horlt me of ill psrti93 to the .0 c .l"om set l et 'them lorbasr sj^esslon. upon u.; snd the war is at au end. ir thore be aue.tloM whlOi rTi^Ko'^^TT?"^a'"esUTrsid<>wiS"tho declaration itie; ?e.ves. and io the solemn and righteous arbltrail.n ttT'lil.i s verv 'ew weeVs after the publication of this ma r? o seemed f h.ve met with a re.p nse from Pr* sinT.nl UiK Oin. In th- early part of last month a letter was received by 'ieaera l.ee from Loutooant lie-a'il Brant, In the following w nls ? Hi adqc.?mt> **? Asviks \ General R K I-?p Oo-niiMa.ting riu.. derate fores n^ar ?'?? "m7 F, W' m 'r'DlEMb'.rbe luiowrl ^ma^olUSl ' Co ?. ; ^'n". helloes of "the 'two* * ma"' dSi^sie. ih? nv i-tinr is ejitimat. with the duties of e*n,0?*?\^t.^nt?^i%o",T>\rra U -he revest here asked. I would be- 1'iat Ihl? !>e reierred to l'ie. dent Davis, for ills at tioii. loihis eomm inl' anon ?s ^WaSVtr- .tfbKribe inyMtf. r.iy re.pecifuUv.^.??rot-Tle^i#ui<.Mt n#n,rkl v ? A< on the re'erence of this 'ett?r to the President hj i? tbori/ed < olonel Otild I" mrft the persons named ia f.otie rai Oram's letter, and rolonel t?j d. a ter seeing them, returned to Richmond r?nd reported to the I resident. In the vreeence of the Secretary ef War and myself, that Me?sr*. isic.es au l Hilmore h. I not said anything to him XT*, duties as Commis..' nsr for hsnse era but tb.t tbev aslc-1 pormi .? on to come to lilcbmon 1 io ?eo tba * resident that they . ams with tb^ knowfe ige and approval of I'res.detit I.ii.coln. snd under his pass, tbat tt!?y ware informal measemert soot with a view nnvlnz the way lor a meetmg of formal commlssionei s f ik?,7?i io ne 'o'lst* 'tt P'V*. and desire! to eommu SlSl Wv i- the view, or Mr. Dlhcoln. and to obtain the Pres. lenfs views In return, so as to arrange tor a meeting of c?mm ssi ners. Colonel Ould stated ihu be oa" told them repeatedly that it was use ess to come ? a if rhmnnd to tVk <?( pear** tiiftns than the r* c^n .edmdepeideV ^tbe c^fetJerarv. to which they siTd thev were sware of that, and that tb-y were never theieas con:^lent that their interview would res.;.t in ttosre The President, en ih'S rer^r' of Ci?lm?l Oul le terin'ned to permit tli-m to w to Richmond under hi. C\*m the evening of the litl- ?r July, Colonel Oul.t con dt i ted ttiese uenilemeii to ? hotel in l.ichrnTt.'l . wh r-? r?'?m w.s provided for them. In which they were to r. main under surveillance during tbeir stsy bere, and next m rnlnf I received the flawing letter - IIon so'teit sn inter tew w l i oT.cla'. rliv- n or moa t as prtvata cftl^y j ;h, T(e.. , ? ?;,? '?? -s "?;^r5Jey e:.i , to ,u U*> M wa-TdVri^at- T^^,ln/pf.ee ia 'WvT.a'^aa^^^^ aw a. ting >our rep y. are, most tr?. > * " 3t ? ,i obedient servants, )\i'. R. (jii.Mur.R. The word ''oiTlctal'' is utidersoir.d and the word satisfy me thai ?^?r cl "?? .yue uaofflciary, but with \tr v 'and a t .S iesVi of Mr Lincoln, that thektowleige an^t ?i i??e ? h . t .# ro?ildl agreement ??bl" lh9V kD,w ?T tie recent address of .on^'-rtr .r o'ir- ''Jo r J ,i? North and that they war. i.rep.red lo m.k? f th ? ? . iacotn'a authority, that it was C.,ew prepoaala hy ^r .^awm ua4?raU0d>ng In a l " Vr7r? ukr .p? ' "t??! " comm. a, ners w.re r,?s: a.' a-, a- tzss Z"mS.T? vs: J- ? ?? "? - ? "??rsi.ii'if ,c.ro'.r;; Mi. Lincoln, ' , permission for their coming f.- red to ^?nr^Ah;lb^r?Ikedon.ciai;y ny cenersl i through ?"r ' , j,norai l.ee. atd that Oeaer.UJrant had Mkfd that Should he re JV'S1 Mr titlraore then showed ? SVrd written and s.gned bv Mr. Unw?in. r?.iu^ti?? ?niC| i rsDt to aid Mr Oltimore and fr.end in paaamg h," ih h? linfi into the ennfederscy. (*^3 ih?n \m-\ his name was not put on the emrd for the ree na that it was eerneetly deeired that their Vlijt fh^i!d ul kent secret that he had come Into the confederacy a year Tgo. and had fist ted Petersburg ; on a aim IUr | a ,t that It w.s reared If his name sbo iU beco^newn that soma ol those who had tor met yme< hi wouxl t. n lecture the purpoae for which be now o lie s* d ti.at tbe terms of peace "h,rh th.y wo i , fier to the President would be ^ C0B. the confederacy; thst ihey did not deafre that M leder icjr .bonld accept any other t lhat their glad to have my promise, as ti?ey g.v. tbe , w r# visit .h...,ld be kept a i-rar mi i in potic that it their olMiuld Serb any ..lyantsge by dlva?t t0 thle re- I i vei tare for peace If unsucceaef l. quMt, and tben rising wld?'Do I understand yon to <?'?Hncily 'bat you ?m m E*M|tr< from Mr. Hncoln for ike purpose of agreeiag wUb the President aa Jo the proper mode of inaugurtaing a formal negotiation charged by Mr. Lincoln with authority for nT.i!F? n ?rn receiving tboea of President .k.. .w ? aM.w*r,rt ihs aiflrmitlro, and I then 'hat l^8 1 resident would mo them at my of * * J.*1"* ?* ?"in? P. M ; that, at least, ( pn th?7lh ' ...I! .ir he objaotad after bearing my to iT Vil11"1 ' ,jb*y w,r* lhen recommlit*4 <mid,wlth the understanding ^ I 10 bo conducted to my office at tba ap tku . ' an'*M Wherwise ordered. ?.?JV ,^71#TvC0Dn*c,"(l wtlh ?b* report prevloual# reaal^^tu 'J""'1*'1 0,1 my ? ^ L-lood tm pressioa that Mr. Line >ia waa averae t<i sending formal H0"r.r*ri It0 op*n ?*K'>ll*tl<ne, icat he might ha tbarsby deemed to have reoogut/ed the indopendenoa a* **d llj*1 ha waa aaxioua to laara whether tba conditions on wbiob a)<ne be would be wilt ing to take loch a atop would be ytaided hy toe ooafede racy; that with tbla view he bad placed bla meaaengers In a coodltlou to aatiafy ua that tbey really came from him, without commuting himself to anything la tka event of a dlaagreeuent aa to sucb conditions aa he 00a sidered to be indispensable. On informing the President thereof of my conclnaion be determfned that no quest ion or form of etiquette should be aa obataolo of his reoeiv tog an j orerture? that prum?f#d, howcvir romottJjr, to result lu putting an end to tba carnage vbtob marked the contluuunoeof hostilities. nw r iw.!,.; ~:r- olfl^ at nine o'clock la tbn ev.ening.aud Coiouel Uuld came a teit moment" a iaiar. wlth Messrs. Jaoqoesa and fiillmore. The President said to 1 hem 1 tin he had beard from me that tbey earn* aa tneiaiengers of |ieace from Mr Unvote, tbat aa snol* they ware walj ime, that the <A>afederecy had never 000 cealed It* d?sire for peace, and that be waa ready to bear whet ibev bad to oitbr on the snh act Mr. (iilmore theo addraH?<?i the Preeident, and ta n few minutes had conveyed ibo miormtlioii thrvt tboaa two gentlemen bad come to Rivhnvttd impnwyied wilb tln? idea I bat this government would jceept a peace en U.e Uaais of a reconatriMttao o; the Union, 'tie abolition o! Slavery, aid Uie grant of an amt>eaty to the people of ?lie <taie as repntent criminals. In order to accomplish the abolition or alaverr, it was proposed that there slio >ld he a general vote of all tbe peo.de of both con federal ion*, and iho ibj.i >rlty of the vole thus tufeen waa to determine that as .ill other dl?pmed 'titestlnn-t. These iveio *tiied to !>o Mr. Lincoln's views The Presi ii ?i answered that aft tbeae proposals had ><een pre f iced ; y ill- roruark tb >t t lie peop e of tbo North were % majority, ai d that a majority ought to govern, tbe Oder was ic e li ot a proi>oaal tbat the Confederate Bnirs should surrender jt discretion, admit that tbsv had been wrong from li e bemusing of the contest, submit to the mercy of their enemies, and avow themselves to be in ?oed of par dvi lor crimes that extermination was preferable to such ui<- honor. Fie stated that if they were themselves to unacquainted u it?i the form ot their own government as to nmke su< h in- -positions. Mr. Macoln ought to have kttpwn when giv ing tbcat bis views that it was out of the power of tba ('on'edoiute government to act on tba subject of tbe do mastlr iBStltntiond or the several Slates, each State bar ing exciustvo .iuriAdlctn'n ou th.it point, still less to 'tun. m.t the decUiou of such a question to the vote of a foreign pei'p'o; th .t tbe separation of rbe States waa an aocom pinned fact; that be bad 110 authority to receive pr< po< .sals for negotiation eicept by vlatuaof his offoe as Presi dent or an iudepoQdent confederacy, and on thla baa la al 'qe must proposal* bo taaJe to bun. At ons period of tbe caoversation Mr. Gilmore mada use of some laoguage referring to tbeae States as 're bat*" while rendering an acount of Mr. Lincoln's viewa, and apologized (or the word. Tba President desired him to proceed, that no offence was taken, aud that be wialied Mr. i.iucoin's language 10 be repeated to him as araatty ss p HBible. Some further aouverttalien took place, sub stantjaily to the same afteel as the foregoing, wbao tba PrtsTdent rose to Indicate that the Interview was at an end. The two gentlemen wers tbeu recommitted to tba charge of coloual Ould, aud left Rlahmond tba next day. The account of tbo visit or \fo?gra. Gilmoro and Jaquen to Richmond has bsao rendered aecossary >>y pnbllca tiONS made toy one or both of tbam since tbalr retnrn to tbe fatted States, totwithataadlng tbe agreement that their visit w?g co ha kept aecret. Tbay have, porpaps, concluded that, as iheir promise of secresy was made at their request, It was permissabla to dtare gard It. We had no resson far desiring to conceal what occurred, and hare, therefore, no complaint to make of the publicity given to tbe rati of the visit. Ibe extreme Inaccuracy of Mr. GHmore's narrative will be apparent to you Irom tbe foregoing statement. You have uo doubt a* en in tbe Northern papera an ac count or another cootereace en the subject of peace, which took place iq Canada, at about the same date, b? twcoa Me-srn C. C. Clay and S. P. Ho'xombe, Ljntederata cltl/ens of the highest character and poet ion, and Mr. Horace Greeiey, of New York, acting with authority ?>f I'roiiiout I.iaooin. It h deemed not improper to inform you that Ueair". Clay atd lloicombe, sltbougb eujoylag in an eminent da^rrcn the confidence and osteem of tbe President, were "tiictly acur*te in their st^temont that M.cv were with ut any aatbority from this government to treat wilb that or tbe United st 11 eg on any subject, whatever. We bad no knowledca of 1 heir conference with Mr. tlreeley, nor of their pro jkmwI visit 'to Wa*liintr^n tin we saw tbe newspaper pobnettions. .t siguiflcant confirmation of thu truth of ibe suieme-it of Meases, fiiioiore sud JaciUM that they came as meaisngers from Mr. Lincoln Is to he lotiod in tba fact tint the views of Mr. Lincolo, as sute>M?y then to the Prnsklent. are in exsct conformfty with the eAaii sive paper addressed to " whom it may concern, ' which was sent by Mr. Lincntn to Messrs. Clay aad H?l combe by the hands of his Private Secretary, Mr. bay, and which was properly regarded by tho.-te geuilemen as an intimation that Mr. Lincoln was no willing that thla war sboulvi ce-.se while iu bis power to contlnna ben liitt.es, I am, vary reipe. tfnlly vonr obedient servant. ?. BKN.IAVIN, Secret iry of State. Hou. ,T.?mbp M. Moo*, fdnim tr ouer to ibe Coalmen!, Ko. , Ac., Paris. The Kich?n{(? of Prisoners. lrom the Kichuioml Whig, August 24.] Kigin hundred s.tk and wounded federal prisouers have been delivered to the I'niM State* authorities, and in a d.?y or two the unit Dumber or nick aod wounded Con federates will o? returned. I bo prisoners art taken 10 Wilcox's landing, 'ii l tic lame* river, aod then ciruod in atnbulanees across the neck to Vanna, where the feds ral boat recsivss them. Between tbe two points where tue boat* land and receive their i asscugers, are the ob ?tructioM placo.1 in Trent'* Reach by the en try. In thta connection wo may mention that Colonel OtiM in ? not yet received an answer to tbe IjsI proposition we made to the government at Washington. ft Is under, that Mr. Lincoln favors an exchange, but ia overruled and controlled by llr. Stanton. Ilutier, who but a abort tucoainus favored the exchange, haa become dec dad Ijr opposed it. Whether this change Lav been produced by the defeat be received on the south ride, or from chagrin at iff being n^nunsied by tbe Ililtlmnre < 'on vent Ion, la not known There is atlil ground for no|>e that a geoersl ev hangs will be agreed tu. UIK BEL OOVEnSMEST OFFER. From the Petersburg Register, August 21.) l'i HNOip, August 36. 1M4. Tho Confederate authorities have offeie.i to exchange olicer for olllcer aod man (or ami with tho federal au Iboritise. fleret"fore tbe point o' contention has been in tbe delivery or the excess or prisoners, our government Insisting upon tlis terms ot lb* cartel, wbicb requiisd the delivery of all prisoners un both sides, tne excess to be r.n piro'e. The (tfirmnl now proposes thst tbe sxesst, if any, remain iu the hands of tbe enemy until 01 Uer captures sre made Ihuj oiler, though made early in the m >nth, has not seen accepted. Tbe correspon dence on the sublet will shortly appear. Jfoslty Hanging I'nlott Soldiers. From the Richmond Examiner, August 20 ) Oneral Maxey attacked a camp of Kansas troop* w.itiin six miles of Fort Mnitb. lie reports the oaptare of one hundred and fllty urnoners (Sixth Kansas cava'ryj, three hundred sm'l! arms and fbur hundred six shooters; lis ua< ptubad Generals Uano and Standwatie towards Har.c ck. General J>e -he'bv 's plat tag sad hnvoc with tbe Yankees on tbe Missouri border. He reports over three t o' .^an l recruits since Ins ad ranee. iexas is (res fr^m the tread of tbe enemy; !/>nlstana near v so Arkiusa* is in a fair way to be recovered ; and fries. It Is known is "bl<ting bis time" for a telling bimv for Hie disanthraim^nt of bis own State At list accounts General Meola was at Mule Rook, but so axhanste 1 in strengt haa to have no power to barm. We have eonflrmation of the report that Mojby bung thirty \aakees wboin bs eaugbt burning private real denus in Chrk county. General Wi le Haui.don has been appointed Commander ln ( b ef a' the cavalry ?f ihe Army or Northern Virginia. Ihat appointment will glvs sat sfartlou to tbe army and people. General IUai; ton has on many lleldi prove* hrmself a bo'd.ahteaod successful chieftain. His triumphs over sber MM, tho greatest of ail the Yankee cavalry c turn n lore, at Irevilllau's. aad subsequently In ffcnrlea < ity , loth or which achievements elicited tbe public com ir end at ion of General I se, fixed b a reputation on a firm baatn lu lesser emiagements our earalry under bis command have been everywhere socceatful. Police latelll|sncs. A ^ii onv Knrn Atanrm rot I'SLOStorg Assam ? Oa Monday ntgbt James Rrenuan, of 23 Forsyth street, and Peter Rrennan, of 181 Kllrabeth atreet, were feknl oueijr atsauited and badly beaten at a saioen known as the Smithsonian, sltnated at 1211 Greene street. Usorgs I.eese, tbe proprietor of tbe place aud tbe assailant, was promptly arrested by offlcsr Roberts, of tbe !'gbtk pre cinct, and taken before Jostles Led with, wbn held him in five hundred do'lara bail to answer. CitaaoiD With Passrvi CooTaassrr Moist.? Tbo?*a Thompson, a blacksmab, aged iwsnty-nlae years, re siding at No. 4S Hammond strset. day befarc Justice lad w lib, of tbe J.*""". 7, lice Onart, ea tbe cbsrge of b*?"yM Hwa4 ti*CJltTl.K'ir,l!frf*!5n?T?^ t?IM was passed Hank of lb is city. o? . . ijauor m|ooq Aft 00 Mr. aJtiDM J2pr2lr m ? TT tnHnStftil N?j47 ^iv'ju?r (feadat'sriers, arrested Tbompeoo, and tbe thousand deilnfS balk Perswnal Isstelll?*ss?e. fapta n J. C Tsrssd, ot ClarlioaJI. General P. B. Sncb L nTed (Hales irmy ; C. W. W ooIIst, ol daclnnstl, ii if HarrfS 'n.of TsunesaM; Noah L. Wilson, of Chilli 1 l(k. tt?v;d ilibson and W. F Roelafbna.of Cincinnati: r 3 Forest, Bristol . Celonsl Loutt Kantlnakl, Hoo. ( bar Iss tod J, ol M. UmH Dr. ?. U Abbot, of ftnatoa; s j j.?es, mitsd States Na*y, Hop. W, I? Hslfenstens, of rsuneylranla; Join W Garrett of Baltimore, Mward jordon and Jobs f. Webb, of Washington, and J. R Youngiore, of KentucbT , am slopplaaal tbe fiftb Aveaaa Hotel.

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