New York Daily Times, June 22, 1852

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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 Cinr for PreSioeat. eral members of the Conven- 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 cla.ms of others for his own aggrandise- ment. known, received the nomination, and was elected. A few months after this, at the death of Gen. MACOMD, 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, d8clininK 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 Consti- tution for touching the relation of master and slave within a State j" but that, in the District of Co- 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 triuriphaot successes of our arms on many a well-foi 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 sgnlars and volunteers of our army, crowned the si mmit of his military glo- 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 lendation from the veter- ans of Waterloo; re-affirmed the right of the United States to rank among thelfirst of warlike powers and will probably result I m preserving our peace with the world against alf ordinary causes of dis- it has bden 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- pletely 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 woije them, we need not say. They and his memory are still green in Ihe hearts of his countrymen, and {while we over his recent grave, the fresh page of Fame presents to all a vivid, never-to-be-forgotten record of his spotless and eventful life, his patriotism, and self sacrific- ing devotion. General SCOTT well knew the value of his old companion in arms? and that a proper occasion only was wanting for a development of those brilliant qualities ofl soldiership, which have since rendered the name of TAYLOR so illustrious. He was unwilling to snaUJh from TAYLOR the glo- ry he knew he was ahouj 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 jturi Gen. TAVF.OR with fiuch additional forces as would secure with certainly the objects of the Campaign, and at the sanSc time respect the well established military usagje, "that a junior of dis- tinguished merit ought to be superseded by a sen- ior in rank, only by the addition of large re-mforce- ments." This plan TAYLOR the glory of one campaign, and prepire tlie American forces for a decisive blow at the vfery earliest period whnn it could be made pflbctnil. 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 ichicvctncnts, liis many services and humiliating as it is, it must be ac- knowledged that a fear of SCOTT'S political jiosi- tion.as a prominent candidate for the Presidency in opposition to the dominant party, clufly led to a countermand of the ordertptuke. the field. "Letliim go to would seen to have been theargu- 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 conternpt at the paltry perse- cution which had now beien commenced against him, Gen. SCOTT again ad Iresscd the President, recapitulating the difficulties in the way of imme- diate action, stating ancw( his plans, and remind- ing the Executive that no peneral, exercising the difficult function of a distaht command, could feel secure without the support.'aud confidence of the Government at home. In September following addressed a letter to the Secretary of War, askijig to be assigned to the command of the army on the Rio Grande which request met a flat refusal. Subsequent de- velopments show that about this time, President POLK entertained the subject of creating the office of Lieuteiiant General, thus to supercede the scar-marked, hero of Chippewa and Niagara, and tear the fresh laurels of Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma from the brow the gallant TAYLOB, by subordinating them both to THOMAS H. BKNTOJJ, 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 (jnthusiasm, that he was clearly becoming quite as mrmidable as a prospect ive Whig Presidential candidate as SCOTT him- self. In the vain hope of Clemming this popular lide, by directing it one suppoaed to have lieen crippled by persecution, SCOTT was, in No- vember, '41., ordered to repjair to the seat of a command which he obejied with cheerful alacri- 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 2-1 th No- vember, that he left Washington for the Rio Grande. Congress met in two weeks afterwards and immediately upon its organization, the propo- 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 ap- prehended how the news ofjthe attempt to degrade him was sent in advance to very armymto winch he was to breathe the inspiration of hope, which he was to train and prepare the deadly conflicts that awaited them and hojw the men he was to command were told that the (President had no con- fidence in him; how some of the principal arrange- ments for the attack on Vc ra Cruz were delayed by the Government at home how the bill for rais- ing the ten additional reginruints, 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 relent- less enemy posted wlysre 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 well- earned victories, the order came which suspended him frpm 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 toil-worn vete- ran had been dragged home a prisoner, the prose- cution 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 ac- knowledging his innocence. But the People, sit- 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 naEN 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 humnnity been tnie to every obligation of a citi- 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; energetjc, and yet mild; stern in discipline, yet humanr a war- rior, and yet the friend of peace authoritative, and yet obedient. In everything we find the stern strong and vigorous elements of character, restrain! 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 ver- dict, and a generous vindication. WHIG NATIONAL CONVENTION. NOMINATION OF SCOTT AND GRAHAM. LETTEE FBOMGEN. SCOTT. ATTEMPT TO EXPEL MIL RAYMOND. EXCITEMENT, INCIDENT, FIFTY-FOUR BALLOTS TAKEN. ADJCURNMENF OF THE CONVENTION. By Telegraph to the flew-York 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 to-day's proceed- ings. The Convention was called to order at 10 o'clock, when it was opened with prayer by Rrv. Dr Web- 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. N-o 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 busi- ness. A similar course has bern pursued in the House of Representatives when there has been a great presa, of business on hand. On Saturday last nearly as much time was consumed on mo- tions to adjourn as in endeavoring to discharge the duty winch we have in charge. The resolution was then read as follows Resolved, Thni the Convention will this day take a recess from half-past one 10 four o'clock, and that a mo- tion to adjourn shall not be entertained prior 10 the hour for recess, unlosR 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. Vmton explained that the proposiUon was in effect, to suspend the rule and substitute a tern' porary order instead. The President' remarked that a motion to ad- Journ is always in ordur, but it was within knowledge of the Chair that such a course had been adopted in ex ncccssztati." The demand for flic House of Representatives the We can only remind our steadily onward, with a si plishment of his duties, and try's flag. We can but call Vera Cruz, March ICth, 184 supposed impregnable Cast loa, on the 27th the glorious Gordo, on the 18th of April; City of Puebla, on the 15th of treras, on the 10th of August; co on the succeeding day; t! Rcy; the storm of Chapulte 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 MNQTON to declare the cam military annals, and to yield eial the title of the greatest are his acts of adrninistratior eaders that he went ;le eye to the accom B honor of his coun- mind the landing af i the capture of tlie of San Juan de Ul- :hievfiinenls of Cerro he entrance into the lay the field of Con- lebattleofChurubus- B strife at Molino del sc and the last, tlie the City of Mexico Whereelsedoeshis- eriod of six months, as crowded a suc- i brilliant exploits and results.ichieved ed the veteran WE L- aign unsurpassed in the American Gen- iving soldier! Nor in closing the negotiating the peace; c miforting the van! quidhed, and protecting their of commendation. In all th sse Tie displayed in still higher degree the sh judgment which diatinguishe public service. the consent of their owners, J b.e the But he had another foe to one more terri-- roperty, less worthy wdness, 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 Conven- 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 characler against all Ihe Southern Slalee. That edilorial I propose to read. Cries of Profeed to Hie ballot." Mr. Renneau wish no confusion, but I hope we will not be prevented from exam- ining this casa a little. Has the day come when the representatives of a free people, assembled m Convenlion, 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- pelled i If any members of the Southern Delega- tions have been 'guilty of it, let them be known that they may bj, branded by their constituents with the mfamy they deserve. [Applause The Chair-Will the gentleman state his mo- Uorj i Mr. Rcnneau-I understood I had the right lo preface my motion with a few remarks 1 will rea.d my resolution. It is as follows ,n this title and whereas to has erS or and foul play, and whereas it becomes them to dlwkow these ehaVji most y H That ill, Coa- vpntion will ahow to the country and me Whig party of the Union, Ita emphatic denial of his Imputatio Honor and sincerity, b on on lie Bald Raymond of his The resolutiori, was received with applause and hissss. Mr. Renneau I hope, sir, that this entire Convention wiJl look at this resolution according to the merits of the subject in hand. TheDele- gAtions from Georgia, Tenessee, and Virginia, named as having entered i of tbjs, spit: Tlu4 if i fiends of <3eneial Scott would avow and suWitj, the Compromise, they would then support Bcoit. 1 have great reajfect 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 cili-' tens, and we hold our sacred honor above all other considerations, I do not know Mr. Ray- mond, (having never seen him before I saw him except as the editor of the Neie-Yark Dcaly Times, but I never expected he would make auch a charge against any of the delegates. If this reso- 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 Wmfield Scott, that hero of many a well-fought is due to Mr. is due to Mr. to all, that this Raymond be ex- pelled, unless he can produce the names of those delegates who have committed this wrong, and sustain his charges. [Great applause J will read the article. He then read from the a spe- cial telegraphic communication from Baltimore; dated Friday, June 19, headed The Convention of prospect good for Scott." Upon the conclusion of the reading, there was: auglUer, hisses, and applause. Mr. Renneau isalsoan edito- rial correspondence in the same paper, but Ray- mond lent this charge by lightning; he net for Uncle Sam's slow wagons. He hoped they would have the investigation! Mr. Richardson, of New-York, said that as the honor of Mr. Raymond was attacked, he would give way and allow him to speak. [Applause.] 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 mo- 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 latp The Chair decided the call as coming too late. MR. JIOMl's KXF'l.AN tTJON Tlie result having been announced, Mr. Raymond, having succeeded in obtaining a hearing, said Profoundly as he regretted, from ihe 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 iniMncss before it', every man in this Coiivcnlidn and out of it would hold him rxrnsed for any delay thai might be necessary topuLhimself right in relation to such a resolution. He begged for a frw moments a patieni hearing. VVIiPii 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 bflie his feelings; but he did say he cured ninre 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." [Ap- plause There were two or three points involved in the resolution to which he would direct atten- tion, and the first which came most naturally in ordc-r, was his light to here, and to speak here at all. (Voices, "Waive it over." If ho that hn could pass 1t, and not leave his honor shll Klamrd. ho would do it instantly, and: withdraw without another word He cameto' this Convention, as the Editor of thr Daily Times and riot as a Delogate On Thursday the" second day of the Convention, the Chairman of thp New York camp to him, add in- formed him thai Mr Hruce onp of Ihe two delegates from the 22ci ConprpssinnaJ Di.-trirt, was compelled by illness to po honip, and had left in his hand a blank proxy to lillpd with the name of [any other person who might be designated. They filled tlip blank wnh the names of two gentlemen, who. sornp reason unknown to him, declined. Thp Chairman asked (Mr. Raymond's) permission to insert his doubted tho Chairman's right and power to do co, and left the matter to his judgment, and he inserted his name in Ins (the Chairman's) own, handwriting. The New.York Delegation unaru- meusly approved of this He took the paper to President of tho Convention, as he fcas doubtfuj as to the course to be pursued, arid did not wish to infringe any right At the suggestion of the Presi- dent, he snlnniitpd 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 anotherpomt. On Saturday last, wlipn his right was called m quootion.lhc Delegate from Louisiana (Mr. who filled a plarpon 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 privi- lege, ;inr! nnd with much firmness, It is no such thing. The iiews-papeis misrepresent mo. I said merely fliat it wasMgnrd liy a number of the mem- bers of the Committee Mr assert from rny own hearing, that the gent leinun nnd report wa-signed as tl.e report of a larjje majority of the Coni'mttee. Mr wild no such thinp Mr refer, m further corporation, to additional The Cliairmau of the Com- mittee, Mr Watts, rose immediately afterwards and of being adopted by thr Coiiinilttee, ,s from Lou.sinna remarked, the identical report was rejected Mr did not say -to ihe genUeman 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 Conven- tion James Watson Webb, partly for political purposes and partly for ihe 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 Gnnnel) 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 persnns. 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, andv thought it so extraordinary thar it ought to be shown to those inculpated in the charge. He therefore, obtained permission to place the dis! patch in the hands of Mr. Dawson, of As to its subsequent disposition, he knew flothwfcr about it. Mr. Duncan explained that he procured the dis- dispatch from Mr. Dawson, and brought-7it 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 the.Jaoti.ee of the Convention, and from motives personal "and malignant toWrda me. [Cries of Mr. call the. gentleman to order. 'SPAPERf ;

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