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New York Daily-Times (Newspaper) - June 22, 1852, New York, New York SPECIAL NOTICES SCo AM for V two of the for eral ty of New BO eminent speakers to the Whig National and will speak at the Particulars hereafter OEO J CORNELL of Com of Arrangements B L Joint Committee on a WHIG MEETING of the Senior and Young Men's Whig General Committees will meet at the Way Home of TUESDAY and DAY the and intt at 8 o'clock By order OEO 3 CORNELL Chairman i B L Secretary ST Nine for the SECOND CONQUEROR OF WHIGS OF THE NINTH WARD Bally lor be nominee of the Baltimore Convention A at the House THIS EVENING for the a club to be called Lane Club of the Ninth Ward cannot he let off Srott free June 22 VOL 238 NEW-YORK JUNE 22 PRICE ONE CENT BP n FUND ASSOCIATION BROOI id ACCUMULATING members of take place gives free before the Ladies 7 of Leonard Broadway at TUESDAY WEDNESDAY aDAY FRIDAY of tins week and both Jk at 8 o'clock of FRIDAY ETON ING ina atn on the proper construction furniture dress ttM prevention and core of the common tha dar bod Word Temperance Veteran VAN will pitch his tent upon tho iu Thirty-second and below tho Institution for the on THURSDAY NEXT Oie iiut in the hope ot the pawnee the ocean of New-York by himself and talented speakers The tent IB open fpr all By order of the Committee T GEO T LEACH President J O M Grand Grove of Directors of the State oi New-York An adjourned meeting of the Annual smn 01 O G of D ot the Stale of New York U A O Hall THIS EVENING the Hd at 8 o'clock Members wi please he punctual By order MASON Secretary at S Chenp Cash Store romer of Chambers anri tine Shirts Silk and Cotton Un- in srent at the lowest prices from which thero is no variation Hosiery Collars Cravats fee Baltimore and JO Boots at A S No JO are now the subject ot Also those Patent Boots at Si 30 Summer Shoes Gaiters of every style best quality low W Sonora Gold Capital Stock each FRANCIS H President THOS E HASTINGS Secretary Office of Sale and Transfer of Stock No 66 march from Black Rock having offered hia ces in the proposed movement They were de because the arrangements com- but permission was given him to post his at Lewiston and act as circumstances might permit The American attacking forces crossed the river but their gallant efforts as is well known were quite inequal to the superior numbers and dis- of the enemy It was juat after every com- missioned officer of the American forces had fallen dead or wounded that Lieut Gol SCOTT arrived on the heights and took command of the troops amounting with reinforcements to 350 regulars and 250 volunteers whom he drew up in a commanding situation to receive the enemy and cover the ferry in expectation of being reinforced by the whole of the militia at Lewistown The interval of rest was short The Indians who had been concentrated in the neighborhood sprang into activity and five dred of them soon joined the British light nies previously engaged A fierce battle ensued The enemy was driven back in total rout SCOTT leading on and animating his troops with a gallantry which cannot be too highly extolled But the first gun of the morning having the British garrison at Fort George eight miles below their troops were put in motion and soon after SCOTT arrived on the field the British reinforcements also entered it Just when American reinforcements were most needed information was brought to SCOTT that the panic-stricken militia at Lewistown refused ta cross the river That sealed the fate of the day The British force now numbered not less than while the Americans were reduced t less than three hundred SCOTT took his position on the ground his force then resolved to think of surrender only when battle was ble Mounting a log in front of his little band he addressed them The enemy's balls begin to thin our ranks Hie numbers are overwhelming In a moment the shock muet come uid there is no retreat Wo are in the be- ginning of a national war HULL'S surrender Is to be redeemed Let us then arms In hand Our country demands sacrifice The example will not be lost The blood of the slain wUl make heroes of the living who follow will avenge our fall and their country's wrongs Who dare to stand 1 LIFE AND PUBLIC SERVICES ov W I N F I E L S C O T T Pi UTT was born the 13th of June His descent maybe traced from a Scottish of the Lowlands who with Ins brother was engaged in the Rebellion of 1715 The elder was slain in the memorable field of Culloden The younger in- in the consequences of thitt severe disaster emigrated to America anil bringing with him little but a liberal education commenced the practice of the law in Virginia He was successful in the path thus chosen and married hut died young His son WILLUM married ANN MASON a lady of one of the most respectable families of Virginia He pursued the occupation of a farmer and died in leading two sons and several daughters The eldest of the sons was who ed a regiment at Norfolk in and the youngest the subject of this then livo jears of IMIJ the widow also died leaving SCOTT at years of age in the very out- set of active At this his is described by one who knew him as formed He was full o hope and in- a just sense of honor ami a generous of hones fame His heart was open and kind to the world warm with tion towards his friends and with no idea that he had or deserved to have an enemy He was intended for one of the learned professions and pursued the usual preparatory studies spent a year in the high school at Richmond and thence went of his own accord to the College of William and Mary where he remained one or two years and at- tended a course of law lectures He finished his legal studies in the office of DAVID ROBERTSON and in was admitted to the bar In the tumn of 1807 he emigrated to South Carolina in tending to practice law in Charleston The ure to procure from the Legislature a special ex- emption from the law requiring ers to hare a year's residence in the State defeated the object of his emigration to South Carolina and not improbably the current of his life Dis- engaged from business the political events of his country then rapidly moving towards the crisis of 1812 soon transferred him to another and a more active and brilliant scene In the spirit of ism resistance and indignant resentment for wrongs endured which was then excited against Great Britain SCOTT largely shared Hopeful ambitious and emulous of fame he combined in his character the elements of a patriot soldier In the summer ot he hnd specially volunteered as a ber of the troop of horse that had been called nut under the proclamation of the President forbidding the harbors of the United States to Brit- ish vessels of war in of the attack on the frigate Chesapeake This was the humble be- ginning of a career which has placed the name of SCOTT upon the scroll of fume high among the highest of those whose military achievements have won admiration the world On his return to the North after his visit to Charleston the country was in the midst of the political excitements which attended re- difficulties with England and the ment of the law In the winter of a was introduced in Congress for the en- largement of the and SCOTT applied for a commission in the new regiments about to be raised The law passed in April and in May 1808 he became n Captain of Light Artillery In the political controversies of this exciting period SCOTT was among the friends of positive resistance to these acts of oppression and from the attack on the Chesapeake to the declaration of war he was an approver a supporter and a writer in favor of war measures When the with England began to assume a serious aspect under the of a sudden in- vasion of Louisiana a military force was there under the command of General WILKINSON and in 1800 Captain SCOTT was ordered to join the army at New-Orleans Young frank ardent and bold it was not surprising that he should express his opinions with freedom This fact soon sioned a between SCOTT and WILKINSON which resulted in SCOTT'S suspension for one year Tbe sentence was a severe one SCOTT'S error being a violation of discipline a taken understanding of the rules of the service The effect of the sentence upon the popular mind is evidenced in the fact that soon after his tion the young Captain was complimented with a public dinner given by many officers and citizens of the neighborhood During the year of his sus pension SCOTT returned to Virginia and diligently applied himself to the study of works on the mili tary art with a view of making himself thoroughly conversant with the duties of the profession he had chosen He resumed his place in the army before the war of 1812 broke out On the 18th June 1812 war was formally de clared against Great Britain and during the lowing month SCOTT received the commission of Lientenant Colonel in the Second Artillery and arrived on the Niagara frontier taking post at Black Rock to protect the Navy yard there The expedition planned against town Heights was carried into execution on the 13th October 1812 Early on that morning SCOTT arrived at with his a forced at All was the emphatic response But the bravest resistance against such fearful odds was vain The Americans gave way and retreated to the edge which they reached by letting themselves down holding on to limbs and bushes the precipice It was soon resolved to der when SCOTT having sent flags of truce by several of his men who were shot down or tured by the Indians resolved himself to make another attempt In this he was successful surprized by two Indians whose firearms were fortunately discharged and who were pre- vented from using their knives and hatchets upon the tall by the arrival of a British officer and some men Terms of capitulation were made and SCOTT surrendered his whole force with the honors of war We have given these incidents somewhat in de- tail because it was at that the tary genius of SCOTT was first made clearly fest and it must be admitted that though defeated then no incidents of his life on the lield have more distinctly indicated his peculiar qualifications for a military possession of the traits of coolness prudence decision intrepidity ism and did those of his first adventure as a commander Of course in the brief limits of a newspaper sketch we cannot give thing like a detailed of the many scenes in which our subject was a prominent actor His life is too full of such for more than the reference unless we would write the history of the United States during the last forty years Tbe prisoners of were sent to thence to Boston and SCOTT was soon after exchanged When they were about to anil from Quebec a party of British officers began la ex- amine arid set aside of the prisoners as by confession or accent of voice were judged to be the object being to send them to land as British subjects to be tried and executed high treason Twenty-three had thus been aside when SCOTT reached the deck of the transport and there were about forty more in the delachment of the same birth all in deep affliction certain prospect of an ignominious death ordered them to answer no more f Sons despite threats and the orders of this officers tin go below explained to the men the obligations United States to them and as protection The men obeyed him not another of the party was sep companions He also pledged himself in the most solemn manner that retalia tion and if necessary a refusal to give quarter in battle should follow the execution of any one of the party The Irishmen however were sent to England Two months after at the capture of Fort Goorge SCOTT made a great number of prisoners three of whom he immediately selected and or dered into confinement to await the fate of twenty-three Irishmen Nearly three years afterwards SCOTT then a eral accidentally met these unfortunate men on a wharf at New-York where they had just landed after over two years imprisonment in a British prison The meeting was a cordial one as may be supposed between them and their deliverer In this act of the young Colonel we have the be- ginning of a system of hostages extending through out the war and the establishment of a principle of National law then unknown but which now is clearly seen to form one of the foundation stones of American right to adopt the subjects of foreign powers absolve them from their native allegiance and protect them as as though born on the soil The shrewd administrative ability here displayed is not one of the least of the veteran's claims to con- of his countrymen in his present position before the people We cannot to detail SCOTT'S brilliant achievements in Fort George on the May 1813 when he pulled down the British flag with his own hands and completely routed the enemy taking large numbers of them prisoners Among other engagements in which he was a prominent and successful participator during the that year we can only mention the descent upon York now Toronto in July 1813 and the capture of Fort Matilda on the St rence On the 9th March 1814 he was made a On the 3d July he led his Brigade to the capture of Fort Erie and on the following day moved towards Chippewa keeping up a running fight with the British troops during a march of sixteen miles and driving the enemy across Chippewa River On the 5th he fought the bloody battle of Chippewa where by superior skill decision and celerity and impetuosity of movement the enemy though outnumbering our troops were made to sustain a most disastrous de- feat This battle be it remembered was fought in an open plain and the prowess of American arms was tested against some of the best troops of Europe Its result wrung from the enemy the written acknowledgement of the important fact that we the British have now got an enemy who fights as bravely as ourselves On the July was fought the still more battle of Niagara in which SCOTT bore a most important part and well earned the title of the Hero of Lundy's Lane by which he is known to the civilized world Information having been re- that the enemy had sent half its force across the river for an attack as was supposed upon Fort Schlosser SCOTT was ordered with a force of four battalions consisting of 300 men to advance upon the forts at the mouth of the Niagara that the whole British force had been beaten on the supposing that but half of it was now on the Canada aide SOOTT dashed forward to disperse what he supposed was but a remnant of the my Passing through a narrow atrip of woods which hid the enemy from view he was greatly astonished to find directly in front drawn up in der of battle on Lane a larger force even than that he had encountered at Chippewa twenty days enemy having been greatly re- position he found himself in was truly critical To stand fast was out of the question being already under a heavy fire of the enemy's artillery and musketry To retreat was equally hazardous because of the confusion likely to ensue and the danger of creating a panic in the reserve then supposed to be coming up SCOTT at once determined to maintain the battle against superior numbers and position until the reserve arrive Thus the British Commander Gen RIALL Was led to be- lieve thaC the whole American Army was at hand and he was kept on the defensive and from prowling by his numerical strength to attack our flanks and rear until the expected reinforcement arrived The battle began about forty minutes be- fore sunset and continued with unabated fury for several hours a succession of brilliant movements on the part of SCOTT'S troops the while causing the enemy frequently to fall back with severe loss During the action Major General RIALL and several other British officers were captured At 9 o'clock at night the enemy's right had been beaten back from its flank assault with great loss His left was turned and cut off His centre alone re- mained firm because it was posted on a ridge and supported by nine pieces of battery which was soon after taken by the gallant Col MILLER The contest continued until midnight During the entire action SCOTT was eean in the thickest of the fight and exposed to all the perils of the field Two horses were killed under him In the midst of action he was wounded in the side but continued at his post until 11 o'clock when he was disabled by a wound from a musket ball through the left shoulder The contest closed by the possession of the field of battle by the Americans and the capture of the enemy's cannon The world has seen mightier armies moved over wore memorable fields but no bloodier scene for those severer trial of courage and discipline From the glorious field of Niagara SCOTT was borne near the close of the engagement twice wounded and helpless For weeks his life was despaired of But the kind attention of friends rewarded at last by his gradual recovery In Sept 1814 Philadelphia i and Baltimore were threatened with an attack of the enemy Crippled though he was SCOTT was requested by the War Department to take at least nominal command of the troops assembled for the defence of those Cilies Accompanied by his Aid General proceeded by easy stages to Philadelphia receiving on the way the highest evidences of popular esteem and being complimented at Princeton when lie passed through there by the honorary degree of Master of Arts conferred by the Trustees of the College On the October lie assumed command of the Tenth Military District whose were at Washington In the meantime he had been again promoted to the rank of the highest known in the American only twenty-eight years of too by the wise and patriotic On the 3 ber 1813 SCOTT received a of thanks of compliment paid to no other officer In February 1815 the Treaty of Peace arrived U in Washington His administrative recognized soon after by a tender of the post of Secretary of War which he declined out of deference towards his Generals BROWN and JACKSON After assisting to reduce the Army to the Peace establishment he was ordered to Europe by Government both for tlie restoration of his health and for professional improvement He was also confidentially m- with diplomatic functions the duties of which he performed so well as to receive a letter Of thanks from the State Department by order of President MADISON He returned from Europe in 1816 and in March 1817 was married to Miss MARIA MAYO daughter of JOHN MAYO Esq of Richmond lady whose charms and are widely known They have had several daughters but no living son We pass over many interesting incidents in the life of our hero including his attention nnd devotion to the troops under his command when two-thirds of their number were swept away by the Cholera of while on their way to the scene of the Black Hawk War Night and day he was present among officers and men nursing comforting and his claim to the title of a hero of humanity in add-on to that of hero of battles To General SCOTT also belongs the honor in a great degree of ing the treaties which brought ID our western frontier in place of the hatchet and of the savage For his courage and skill in these scenes of and savage controversies General CASS then Secretary of War paid SCOTT the highest compliments in an communication On the 20th January General SCOTT was dered to the command of the army of Florida to chastise and subdue the Indians then engaged in the War A brief campaign failed cover the ludden fastnesses of the enemy m that new and unknown country Dissatisfaction en- sued and General SCOTT was ordered home by the President in a hasty moment was tried before a Court of Inquiry and his course and the plan of the Seminole campaign were unanimously proved SCOTT subsequently asked to bo restored to the command in Florida but his request was unjustly denied It will be remembered too that he prosecuted the Creek war m the with entire success In the Winter of wo find our hero again on the Niagara frontier calming the excitement growing out of the Patriot and by his kindly offices and judicious arrangements ing the populace and nipping in the bud influences which threatened a renewal of hostilities between the United States and Great Britain Soon after ward he was equally successful in quieting the Cherokee Indians and effecting their peaceful re- moval beyond the Mississippi His address to the Cherokees on this occasion is a pattern of suasive eloquence In the following year his services were required again on the Northern tier in consequence of the difficulties growing out of the Maine Boundary question which was soon happily settled In 39 General S m T Was presented to the Whig National a candidate for the dency He that the tion was due to Mr P or Gen and addressed letters to members of the tion urging if there was any prospect of success before the people the selection of Mr C and if not of Gen H His honorable ambition could not forget the of others for his own ment known received the nomination and was elected A few months after this at the death of Gen in June 25 1841 Gen SCOTT was called to the commond of the entire army Again in 1842 he addressed a letter to the Dayton Ohio Committee the Whig Presidential nomination in favor of Mr CLAY In February 43 he wrote his celebrated letter on Slavery in which he presented distinctly the views sustained by Mr CLAY in his speeches on the Compromise wit that Con- gress has no color of authority under the for touching the relation of master and slave within a State j but that in the District of the payment of just compensation Congress may legislate at its discretion he continues my conviction is equally strong that unless it be step by step with the Legislatures of Virginia and Maryland it would be dangerous to both races in those States to touch relation of master and slave in this District He also defends the right of petition but regrets khe unavoidable irritation which Anti Slavery petitions have produced in the Southern States In 1846 the war with Mexico broke out The events connected with tl at struggle are so recent and so familiar to almost every child in the Union that a detailed recapitulation of them here would be needless The successes of our arms on many a ght field are still new causes of gratulation wit i us The distinguished part borne in those seem is by General SOOTT in command of the gallant i and volunteers of our army crowned the si of his military ry and under his comma id in connection with the lamented TAYLOR proofs were given of the skill impetuosity and valor ejf American arms which elicited the highest comi from the ans of Waterloo the right of the United States to rank among of warlike powers and will probably result I m preserving our peace with the world against alf ordinary causes of dis- it has well said by one high m the councils and confidence of his country that it will ever in the future be exceedingly difficult for the United States to another so com- triumphant was jour recent exhibition of military prowess It was the good of General TAYLOR to be present where the laurels were to be won in the contest with Mexico How well he earned and how gloriously he them we need not say They and his memory are still green in hearts of his countrymen and we over his recent grave the fresh page of Fame presents to all a vivid record of his spotless and eventful life his patriotism and self ing devotion General SCOTT well knew the value of his old companion in and that a proper occasion only was wanting for a development of those brilliant qualities soldiership which have since rendered the name of TAYLOR so illustrious He was unwilling to from TAYLOR the ry he knew he was to acquire nor willing to decline a service corresponding to his rank when the President an intention to send him to assume the chief command and supersede the Hero of Buena Vista 1 He therefore suggested that lie bo permitted during the Summer months to collect and drill the troops designed for Mexico get together the materiel of the army and then Gen with fiuch additional forces as would secure with certainly the objects of the Campaign and at the time respect the well established military that a junior of dis- merit ought to be superseded by a ior in rank only by the addition of large ments This plan TAYLOR the glory of one campaign and tlie American forces for a decisive blow at the earliest period it could be made The spirit in which these suggestions were received by the President and Secretary of War evinced a want of confidence in the plans proposed by Gen SCOTT Civilians forgot his eminent military skill the uni- form success of his past liis many services and humiliating as it is it must be knowledged that a fear of SCOTT'S political a prominent candidate for the Presidency in opposition to the dominant party led to a countermand of the the field go to would seen to have been and returning to the people fresh from new military triumphs he wil become a successful competitor for the Administrative succession smarting under a rebuke little deserved and filled with scorn and at the paltry which had now beien commenced against him Gen SCOTT again ad the President recapitulating the difficulties in the way of diate action stating his plans and ing the Executive that no exercising the difficult function of a command could feel secure without the confidence of the Government at home In September following addressed a letter to the Secretary of War to be assigned to the command of the army on the Rio Grande which request met a flat refusal Subsequent de- show that about this time President POLK entertained the subject of creating the office of General thus to supercede the hero of Chippewa and Niagara and tear the fresh laurels of Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma from the brow the gallant by subordinating them both to THOMAS H a partizan friend After all this had been arranged however the hero of Palo Alto had loomed up so largely before his countrymen and excited so much of their admiration and that he was clearly becoming quite as as a prospect ive Whig Presidential candidate as SCOTT self In the vain hope of Clemming this popular lide by directing it one to have lieen crippled by persecution SCOTT was in No- 41 ordered to to the seat of a command which he with cheerful ty having been assured by the President of his confidence and support arid given to understand that he would have continued and entire command of the army in Mexico It was on the th No- that he left Washington for the Rio Grande Congress met in two weeks afterwards and immediately upon its organization the sition to supercede both SCOTT and TAYLOR was brought forward But we cannot stop to recite all the evidences of the attack from the SCOTT had how the news attempt to degrade him was sent in advance to very winch he was to breathe the inspiration of hope which he was to train and prepare the deadly conflicts that awaited them and the men he was to command were told that the President had no con- in him how some of the principal ments for the attack on Vc ra Cruz were delayed by the Government at home how the for ing the ten additional was lost sight of in the base desire to carry the favorite project of placing a political partisan all the head of tho army arrayed on the field of battle He had yet to meet the persecutions and slanders of some high in power among his countrymen his spotless honor was to be impeached and defended his fair fame to be vindicated against the malignity of a less enemy posted he should have known only friends and allies When he had finished the last acts of the Mexican drama and dispatched to the Government the first peaceful fruits of earned victories the order came which suspended him his command in the very presence of the conquered enemy and summoned him before a tri- bunal of But his countrymen roae en waste and resented the insult offered to the most successful General of the age with such spirit that the persecution quailed before the storm of popular indignation And after the ran had been dragged home a prisoner the was dropped The Court of Inquiry simply reported a voluminous mass of testimony glad to slink away in oblivion without even vouchsafing the accused a verdict to be appealed from or knowledging his innocence But the People ting in judgment rendered the verdict and recorded it on their hearts whence it will descend to their children's children while our Republic exists General SCOTT it will be perceived has been in the service of the United States about forty-five years and during that time HAS SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING HE UNDERTOOK shall he fall nOW He has failed in no excused himself from no service has been present on the most memorable fields of battle and party to some of the most im portant civil as well as military transactions He has everywhere and in every place been obedient to the civil law been observant of sll the duties of been to every obligation of a zen and a man been the friend of Peace rather than of War and on throe remarkable occasions aided in preserving the peace and tranquility of the country We find mingled m his character some elements generally supposed to be very opposite in their qualities yet completely harmonizing in him He is ardent and yet calculating and yet mild stern in discipline yet a rior and yet the friend of peace authoritative and yet obedient In everything we find the stern strong and vigorous elements of character ed and modified by a mild and amiable disposition War under his command became an clement of civilization In all the Mexican campaign he seems to have thought lu's office as much that of a priest offering sacrifices on the altar of humanity an that of a soldier winning laurels in the field Cur task is complete The life and public acts of General SCOTT are their own best commentary At the Tribunal of his countrymen we leave him satisfied that there he will receive a righteous dict and a generous vindication WHIG NATIONAL CONVENTION NOMINATION OF SCOTT AND GRAHAM LETTEE SCOTT ATTEMPT TO EXPEL MIL RAYMOND EXCITEMENT INCIDENT FIFTY-FOUR BALLOTS TAKEN OF THE CONVENTION By Telegraph to the Daily Times FIFTH DAY BALTIMORE Monday June 21 All parts of the Hall were densely crowded as usual notwithstanding the extreme heat of the weather The Delegates as they came into the Hall were in high spirits and many inquiries were made and intense excitement was manifested as to what would be the result of ings The Convention was called to order at 10 o'clock when it was opened with prayer by Dr ster of this city The reading of the minutes of Saturday was dispensed with Mr Vinton rose and said We have lieen here six days doubt gentlemen are anxious to get away as soon as they shall have discharged their duty and as quick as practicable I propose to offer a resolution with a view to facilitate ness A similar course has bern pursued in the House of Representatives when there has been a great of business on hand On Saturday last nearly as much time was consumed on tions to adjourn as in endeavoring to discharge the duty winch we have in charge The resolution was then read as follows Resolved the Convention will this day take a recess from one 10 four o'clock and that a tion to adjourn shall not be entertained prior 10 the hour for recess a nomination for a candidate for the Presidency be made before that time He demanded the previous question Mr Cabell raised a point of order that a motion to adjourn is always in order and the resolution was not in order unless the Convention shall re- scind or repeal the rule Mr explained that the was in effect to suspend the rule and substitute a tern order instead The President remarked that a motion to ad- Journ is always in but it was within knowledge of the Chair that such a course had been adopted in ex The demand for flic House of Representatives the We can only remind our steadily onward with a si of his duties and flag We can but call Vera Cruz March 184 supposed impregnable Cast loa on the the glorious Gordo on the 18th of April City of Puebla on the 15th of on the 10th of August co on the succeeding day the storm of decisive capture on the Hth September 1847 tory's page within the brief record a campaign in which cession of so many and su What wonder that such deed under the command of SCOTT to declare the cam military annals and to yield eial the title of the greatest are his acts of eaders that he went le eye to the accom B honor of his mind the landing af i the capture of tlie of San Juan de Ul- of Cerro he entrance into the lay the field of Con- B strife at Molino del sc and the last tlie the City of Mexico of six months as crowded a i brilliant exploits and ed the veteran WE L- aign unsurpassed in the American iving Nor in closing the negotiating the peace c the and protecting their of commendation In all th sse Tie displayed in still higher degree the sh judgment which public service the consent of their owners J the But he had another foe to one more less worthy tact and the first years of Ms soldier than any previous question was seconded and under its operation tlie resolution was adopted During the above proceedings Messrs Cabell and Boils were honored with bouquets thrown from the galleries ATTACK UPON MR RAYMOND Mr Renneau of Gn said 1 hold in my hand a newspaper edited by a member of this lion in which three Slates are charged with a cor- rupt bargain Those three States are named and specified There is also a general charge of the same against all Southern Slalee That I propose to read Cries of to Hie ballot Mr Renneau wish no confusion but I hope we will not be prevented from ining this casa a little Has the day come when the representatives of a free people assembled m are to be charged with corrupt bar gaining and intrigue when if any one of them were guilty of such conduct he ought to be ex- i If any members of the Southern tions have been guilty of it let them be known that they may bj branded by their constituents with the they deserve The the gentleman state his i Mr understood I had the right lo preface my motion with a few remarks 1 will my resolution It is as follows n this title and whereas to has erS or and foul play and whereas it becomes them to these most y H That ill will ahow to the country and me Whig party of the Union Ita emphatic denial of his Honor and sincerity b on on lie Bald Raymond of his The was received with applause and Mr Renneau I hope sir that this entire Convention wiJl look at this resolution according to the merits of the subject in hand gAtions from Georgia Tenessee and Virginia named as having entered i of if i fiends of Scott would avow and the Compromise they would then support 1 have great for General Scott j but when the integrity honor and patriotism of the Delegates of three sovereign States are assailed and held np to the country the Delegates of other Southern though not specifically named I as a Southern feel that every Delegate of Georgia Louisiana South Carolina and other Southern States is charged with foul corruption and intrigue We are not only Whigs but American tens and we hold our sacred honor above all other considerations I do not know Mr mond having never seen him before I saw him except as the editor of the Times but I never expected he would make auch a charge against any of the delegates If this lution be adopted I would sympathise with him but I feel it is due to the whole all is due to all the due to Scott that hero of many a well-fought is due to Mr is due to Mr to all that this Raymond be ex- unless he can produce the names of those delegates who have committed this wrong and sustain his charges applause J will read the article He then read from the a cial telegraphic communication from Baltimore dated Friday June 19 headed The Convention of prospect good for Scott Upon the conclusion of the reading there hisses and applause Mr Renneau rial correspondence in the same paper but mond lent this charge by lightning he net for Uncle Sam's slow wagons He hoped they would have the Mr Richardson of New-York said that as the honor of Mr Raymond was attacked he would give way and allow him to speak Mr Cranston thermometer is too high for us to go into an investigation of all newspaper articles I move that the resolution be laid on the table Mr appeal to the gentleman O withdraw his motion Mr Cranston said lie would withdraw the lion for the gentleman to explain but it would not stop whole day would be consumed m this matter The motion to Jay the resolution on the table WHS rejected Mr Cranston demanded that the vote be taken by Stales Mr is too The Chair decided the call as coming too late MR Tlie result having been announced Mr Raymond having succeeded in obtaining a hearing said Profoundly as he regretted from bottom of his heart that anything so unimportant as his humble claim to respect from his fellow mm should have been thrust on this Convention to the delay of the important before it every man in this and out of it would hold him for any delay thai might be necessary right in relation to such a resolution He begged for a frw moments a hearing Hie hearing shall have been concluded it would bo for DIP Convention to say whether the resolution should pass or not To say that he was indifferent lo u would be to his feelings but he did say he cured to put himself right then for lie artion of the Convention All he asked was in the language of the Great Athenian Strike hear me plause There were two or three points involved in the resolution to which he would direct tion and the first which came most naturally in was his light to here and to speak here at all Voices Waive it over If ho that hn could pass and not leave his honor shll ho would do it instantly withdraw without another word He cameto this Convention as the Editor of thr Daily Times and riot as a On Thursday the second day of the Convention the Chairman of thp New York camp to him add in- formed him thai Mr onp of two delegates from the was compelled by illness to po and had left in his hand a blank proxy to with the name of other person who might be designated They filled blank wnh the names of two gentlemen who reason unknown to him declined Thp Chairman asked Mr Raymond's permission to insert his doubted tho right and power to do co and left the matter to his judgment and he inserted his name in Ins the own handwriting The Delegation approved of this He took the paper to President of tho Convention as he as to the course to be pursued arid did not wish to infringe any right At the suggestion of the dent he thp paper to the Committee on Credentials and on Thursday or Friday night the Committee informally inserted his name among the Delegates He would now come to On Saturday last his right was called m Delegate from Louisiana Mr who filled a the Committee on Credentials rose in the amle and said that he held in his hand a paper winch the matter all right He said it was a report of a large majority of the Committee on Credentials Mr Sevier rose to a question of personal lege nnd with much firmness It is no such thing The misrepresent mo I said merely fliat it liy a number of the bers of the Committee Mr assert from rny own hearing that the gent nnd report as report of a majority of the Mr wild no such Mr refer m further corporation to additional The of the Com- Mr Watts rose immediately afterwards and of being adopted by thr s from remarked the identical report was rejected Mr did not say Irom Louisiana had said Mr RAYMOND remarked that he did not wish to be so understood and then came to the gut of the resolutions The gentleman from Georgia had laid him under obligation by reading the whole of the article m the Daily Times on the strength of winch the gentleman proposed to expel him from the Convention He expressed his particular gratitude for this inasmuch as other gentlemen stopped short of an act of justice on Saturday This matter was brought to the notice ol the tion James Watson Webb partly for political purposes and partly for indulgence of personal spite against him Mr and which rests in motives and which rests on motives which Webb dare not authorize any man to deny A was addressed to Webb and If the gentleman has the dispatch 1 would thank him to give it tome Mr Grinnell said the first time he saw tho Telegraphic dispatch was on this floor It had been opened and shown to a number of It was a matter about winch he knew nothing it was not addressed to him Mr got il from my friend from Georgia Mr Ashmun begged leave to say that he was perhaps the means of being the first to make it known He saw it m Mr Webb's hands thought it so extraordinary thar it ought to be shown to those inculpated in the charge He therefore obtained permission to place the patch in the hands of Mr Dawson of As to its subsequent disposition he knew about it Mr Duncan explained that he procured the dis- dispatch from Mr Dawson and to the notice of the Convention as that gentleman was too hoarse to do ao Mr statement was that the dis- patch was addressed to James Watson Welsh and by him brought to of the Convention and from motives personal and malignant me of Mr call the gentleman to order
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