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Indianapolis Old Line Guard (Newspaper) - August 16, 1860, Indianapolis, Indiana The old line Constitution the Union and the it Quality of the states vol. , ii Daiva thursday August 16, 1860.thc old line guard. To a i a kor is k a a Toat Indianapolis Imd aka Isle in a iia ukness. A a x Al 33wx %1.00, until after the election. La Advance in All cases. Advertisements inserted at the snal rates. Speech of i Hon. Daniel s. Dickinson of new York Ai the serenade Given to him at the Kirk Cood houses Washington City wednesday night inst. \ gov. Stevens. Fellow citizens of the City of Washington this is a most important occasion an in j portent crisis in the history of our country. At this time i have a most agreeable duty to Perfrito. On the 18lh of july we heard the sound of tie Trum i pet from tie City of new York that sound reached tie remotest limits of this Broad Conte Deraey a sound so pure so Clear Reading to the skies extending in j every direction that it aroused tie Liepart of every Citi-1 zen of our land. But this voice which came to you through the press on the Telegraph you have Here to night. That voice Lias been Lizard in this City before i in your Congi is signal Halls. It has been a voice always standing on the inn Uible and invincible right. Jtj has been a voice which in every a political crisis in oui j country s history has stood by the equal Rig its of the j Sovereign states of the Union without detaining you any longer from the great treat that is before you i i now introduce to you Bluit Veteran that Clear headed Demov rat that Iron Soleil that warm hearted Patriot j Hon. Daniel s. Dickinson of new York. Three cheers were Given Lor gov. Stevens and three More Lor or. Dickinson when the latter gentleman spoke As Folio w s or. Dickinson. It is always Gratis ing and pleasant my fellow citizens to be thus greeted and thus remembered personally thus to be remembered for services to the country or thus to be remembered for tiie service to the great democratic party of the nation to be thus greeted with soul stirring music to be Tylius introduced in the language of complimentary Elo a Quence by so distinguished a gentleman As him who addressed you to such a numerous and respectable j auditory As the present. The Only return i can make j you my fellow citizen so the Only return i can make. To the committee Antl its Organ is the tribute of a i grateful heart and that is freely tendered. I the lines of the american people my friends in j Many respects have been cast in pleasant places j heaven s warm and Golden Sunshine bathes All cod s children within tie vast area of this Republic. The tree of Liberty planted by the fathers of the revolution though but a slender shoot watered by the tears of its daughters and nurtured by the blood of its sons has now under the fostering care of the democratic party of the nation grown to be a great and mighty tree. Its roots have sunk deep into the Fertile Earth its vast trunk stretches away to the very heavens and its mighty branches reach to the Polar regions upon the North Down to where they Are tanned by the tropical breezes of the South from the St. John s to the Pacific. It invites not Only the children of America but the children of Liberty everywhere the Downtrodden and oppressed of All the nations of the Earth to come and sit Down under the Shadow of its protecting branches and subsist upon its fruits. And this vast country with such institutions As the Sun never shone upon bulb re its Fertile soil its grand mountains its pleasant Vales its heaving oceans its winding Rivers and its murmuring Stream lets every interest protected every Branch of Industry rewarded and the great and sacred principle of Equality crowning the moral Beauty of the whole. Cheers but amidst All this pro purity amidst All these benefits amidst All these mighty blessings that Are vouchsafed to us one canker gnaws at tie Root of our Domestic peace. One subject alone like a wild and fevered dream sweeps Over our land and causes consternation care anxiety and deep solicitude for our political safety. It is not my fellow citizens merely that one of those great periodical struggles approach for the election of a chief magistrate for amidst All the blessings that we enjoy and amidst All the stirring conflict ions of the times and they Are Many we have an administration that guides the ship of state in a manner that gives Confidence to the american people that it will be brought Over a prosperous Ocean to a Harbor of safety and peace. Applause it is not my fellow citizens that political parties Are in the Field for they have been in the Field before. It is is not Liat political weapons Are burnished for this contest and the knights Are entering the lists for they have been there before. The great democratic i party of tie country with its principles of Progress j is in the Field and it has been in the Field before i the Rich fruits of which our country has boasted Are the results of its Rule and its benign policy. Lis oppo i nent too has been in the Field before. The old Wiig i party has nought left of it but its memories. I will not discuss the party ordinarily called the american j party because i do not regard it As a considerable Cle ment in the great and stirring controversy of the i times. The Republican party the present antagonist of the democracy stands before the country confessedly a sectional party while the democratic party is a party Catholic in its character constitutional in its principles and stretching not Only through this land but wherever christianity Freedom or civilization have travelled. The Republican party upon its own record is a sectional party for it comes into the Field ignoring fifteen states in this Union and their instil Inions and manfully Nian full i say because it does it Obj Only and boldly a places its candidates both within the Northern or free states so called and enters into the conflict with sectional ism upon its Banner. Cheers and Here it stands with All its errors with All its wrong doings with All its mighty elements of mischief and throws Oil Quot its conceal kept and stands before the american people to Day in its sin As our first parents stood in their innocence naked but not As lamed renewed applause it is joined to its idols let it alone. The democratic party to Day aimed with the panoply of the Constitution with the sympathy of the masses of the american people could literally drive it from the foce of the Earth. It has in All great struggles conquered it before and in the struggle that is now approx Aeling and is even now at our doors can conquer it again. Cheers tie Republican party Lias not an element of . It has not the Confidence of the american people. It has appealed to sectional ism and passion and prejudice and although it is fraught As we have seen with elements of evil there Are other elements of evil at our doors to Day that threaten us far More than the Republican party. Cheers the disguises of the Republican party Are strip Ped off it Stind. To Day before the american people undisguised in its pure Oie and therefore it is robbed of nine tenths of its Power to harm. But what is it Liat threatens the integrity of the Union the integrity of the Constitution the integrity of the equal rights of the masses it is the division of the great democratic party and that is the absorbing question of the Day and of the times and to which we must practically address ourselves. The democratic party in in the Field with Breckinridge and Lane great applause names that Are no strangers to the country that Are no strangers to the democratic party no strangers in the Field of Public councils no strangers on the Field of Battle no strangers to services in the inks of the democracy. They Are a names that Are written High upon our country s his tory in every department of life whether As intrepid soldiers when our country is imperilled and battling upon a foreign soil in the records of Congress and of their respective states and in the service of the democratic cause wherever the great doctrines of Liberty and Equality Are preached. They Are Well known they Are inscribed on the democratic Banner and the democracy Are going to fight this Battle of the Constitution under Quot the names of these great and worthy and honoured leaders. But the chief impediment _ to democratic Progress is division under the pretence of another nomination called the democratic nomination a nomination based upon the idea of Sherwood Forest Quot for Why ? because the Good old Rule i Suil Ceth them the simple plan. That they should get who have the Juwer i and Thev should keep who cheers that party is in the Field with its candidates. I have nought to say of these candidates personally for these Are questions that reach lower Rise higher and spread out in extent Clear beyond personal considerations whether worthy or unworthy. They go beyond Mere Man or men and have nothing to do with them As such. Questions of organization movements of bodies principles that underlie and form the foundation of All these matters Are fit subjects for discussion and i will treat of them and Lay persons out of tie question. Nor do i Dell Union the technicalities of regularity of convention or delegates or this that and the other i Start with this bold Broad and defiant proposition that the i arty the division of it posed to us is As sectional to Day As the Republican party and ten times More Niiseki Tevous. A Plause you need not Tell me that it is not sectional because it has a Small Suji port Here and there in the Southern por i Tion of the confederacy. It was comic lived in Section i Alisa brought Forth in . And it has All the mischievous elements of Section Lii in around it and about it Wilether you View it up and Down round about or diagonally. Good Quot a hat was it that disrupted the Charleston convention ? an Effort to. Force upon a portion of tie states a candidate whom they Avold not accept. What was it that finally Dis a me inbred the Baltimore convention v it was pre wisely the a ame Issue and Tsien we Fin Ltd Bot ii Conven-1 tons unequal to tie task of nominating a democratic candidate for the presidency in this time of extraordinary interest and extraordinary peril a nominal majority held the Rule of the convention in its hands and was determined to Force a candidate upon it who was unacceptable to a portion of the states even to a majority of the states of the Union a i insist that it is essentially sectional and it has All the mischief of a sectional candidate under whatever name it May be called or pretended. I care nothing neither for its particular platform real or pretended original or amended. It is an organization formed and supported by a portion of the states against an j other portion when numerous considerations at this j time of All other times suggested that no such sectional Issue should be pressed upon the National convention i or the country. I admit that a great Many of the ele intents enter into this that have entered into other i struggles i admit that it has in it Many of the ele ments of Ordinary struggles and that Many who Par tic Pate in it do not believe it is intended for a Sec tonal movement but it has one element in it that if it has been discovered has not been As fully exposed As it deserves to be and which is the great and controlling element in this opposition to the democratic party. And it is this laying aside All other elements worthy or unworthy that enter into this Campaign upon the part of this organization it clearly has this it has a secret motive Power that propels on this terrible train of evils that threatens the democratic party and the country. Has not every observing and reflecting Man been surprised that a Section of the democratic part should Lave spent nearly two weeks at Charleston in the Elbrt to press upon the convention a candidate for the presidency that was unacceptable to those states that must give democratic votes a has not every reflecting and observing Man been surprised that when they came to Baltimore after returning to their constituencies All this Elbrt should have been renewed with re doubled Power and virulence ? there Are those who have belonged to the democratic a party who would rather reign in hell than serve in heaven. They have seen four Hundred millions of spoils and they have hungered and Iii rated for them like famished wolves. Julany of them Are lacking principle wanting Power and wanting bread and they have determined if possible to take Possession of the Treasury of the country and How Are they to do that ? they Are unwilling to serve under a Seward a Hale a Sumner and a Giddings. They did not believe that with that platform and that sectional idea a party can succeed but they have conceived or renewed rather the idea of a great Northern party to be controlled by what they Call democratic influences and they Are reviving the efforts of 18-18 to raise up a great Northern party that shall absorb the Republican party that shall place themselves at the head of it and that shall be Able to control the destiny of this nation by controlling the electoral votes of the free states a party that can be controlled by themselves and that can ride rough shod if need be Over Southern states and Over the Constitution alike. Let the Sou Liera states bestir themselves. Let them see the meaning of this Eilbert. Let them see the hidden Springs that have propelled All this destructive a Clivner. A get no one it in the flatter ing unction to jigs soul that this is a Mere Effort at the election of an individual. They will see that they cannot elect the individual that they have named they will see that he cannot probably get a single electoral vote but they Are laying the foundations of the sectional party that is to be controlled by themselves and that is to absorb the Republican party and Rule the democratic part of the North and when it shall be under their control they Avill Rule the destinies of the nation and Jia take of this mighty spoil. This spoil has tempted them to this atrocious act and hungering and thirsting As they Are lacking principles As they do it is not surprising Liat they have made an Eibrt. The Angels fell from heaven with less temptation. Now so Long As the South Are True to themselves in this matter they need have no f a they will find Noble hearts Noble spirits and Strong arms in the North and the free states that Avill stand by the Constitution As Long As they will stand by themselves. Applause this Good ship of state will never be surrendered until the South Mutiny until they shall forsake it themselves but when if Ever this government goes Down when if Ever this mighty fabric shall be dissolved when if every and god Grant that it May never be for a pro cd of Proculo est profane Quot god Grant that it May never be but if it shall be May the Southern states not see when prostrated and bleeding May they not see As in the Case of the Noble Bird their own Feather Quot on the fatal Dart that winged the Shaft that quivered in its heart Quot Lay no states at the South May no organization at the South May no individuals at the South who have i the Good of the country and the integrity of the Constitution at heart Aid on this movement supposing that it Means nothing but the election of individuals. I raise my warning voice to night and Tell you that i have no More doubt that it Means the organization of a great Northern sectional parly than i have of any other problem that has been solved in the last ten years in our political history. What does it mean if it does a not mean that i ask every Man of you i ask every individual within the hearing of my voice i ask every individual who May read these remarks if they i should appear in print what Means this desperate and mad Effort urged on by some unknown cause if it is not intended to Lay Broad and deep the foundations of a great Northern sectional party to Rule the destinies of this country ? i know full Well that it Means that i and i intend to Battle against it with the last Effort of my life. Cheers when i raised my voice in this sectional Issue in 1847, in yonder Cape Tol i enlisted for the War. I knew then the terrible controversy of opinion that was to go Forward in this country and if i had believed that i could Ever have been tempted to a retrace my Steps like the desperate Advent or Cor-1 Tel i would have burned the shipping behind me so a that i should have had no Retreat. In the language a that was ascribed to John Adams i saw clearly through this Day s bus mess and survive or perish j through Success or defeat life or death i intend Lor one to invoke my friends to stand up to the integrity j of the Constitution and of the whole Union of no particular Section of the Union but go for the integrity of i the whole and preserve this great legacy that has been handed Down to us by Wiir fathers. Of what Avail Are All the struggles of what Avail Are All the spoils of office All the Rich products of the Treasury if we throw away such a priceless inheritance As has been Ven to us ? and of what Avail is the boasted democratic party if it degenerates into Mere sectionals my if it ignores either in theory or practice the land and memory of the Washington the Sumpter the marions of the revolution if it ignores and forgets the Jeffersons the Jacksons the Isi Adison and Monroe in the councils of the nation we May As Well be a sectional Republican party As a sectional democratic party. If we forget our nationality and degenerate into sectional ism. The democratic party will be of no Avail when it surrenders up its great principles. It Lias maintained its hold upon the affections and Confidence of the masses through All the fluctuations of time by the integrity of its principles by the catholicity of its cried by its benign doctrines of a Quality by its billowing the advice of the father of his country to frown upon All a flirts to kindle sectional jealousy or disturbance. Whenever it Dej arts from that when it undertakes to follow Ani Binions leaders when it degenerates into cliques and personal org Iniz Lions. And undertakes to Force objectionable candidates upon a portion of our country because it holds the Power that moment it is no longer worthy of the name of democracy. The name of democracy then. Instead of rallying tin mighty masses of the country and instead of stirring up generous hearts and interests causing them to thrill with Joy will be a byword a reproach a hissing and a shame. It is significant As a name and Lionora ble because the principles and associations and memories that around it Are generous Noble and suggestive of the great emancipation of the masses of tiie Earth from tyrannous corporations and privileged classes but whenever it fails to assert its dignity and its Power and to look upon the whole a Oiin try and degenerates into sections and cliques. It will Only be yemeni Breed to be despised and will be ten times More mischievous than the Republican party which we War against. I know this will be a great struggle. I know the efforts that will be made to crush Tho e who interpose in behalf of girl Sciple in this crisis but i say to them go on Here is a great Battle of Quot principle to be fought. The Sunshine Patriot and the summer Soldier May shrink from the crisis in a time like this but he who stands us now will deserve the respect and receive the lose and thanks of every Man and woman. Enthusiastic applause who is responsible i there is a marked diversity of sentiment among the friends of judge Douglas in Virginia. Some and we believe a Large majority of those who Are disposed to favor his fortunes nevertheless hold their i i Quot Ronal preferences subordinate to their desire to preserve intact unbroken and invincible the column of the Virginia democracy. Others of them declare against All consultations compromises or adjustments for securing this end and avow themselves Bent and determined on a separate and Adverse organization As to the friends of Breckinridge. They refuse to meet in any democratic Council from which these Are not excluded and hence Nejiu dating the of eneral Deninn tic state convention called at Charlottesville they Are looking Only at the Douglas democratic convention called by themselves at Staunton. In this course they have the advice of the Douglas executive Coin Maltiee in Washington and we Are sorry to add. What is however now notorious they Are carrying out the avowed wishes of or. Douglas himself this course has already greatly injured or. Douglas in Virginia. A very intellectual gentleman who a Short time ago was a Wai m Douglas Man. Said to us but the other Day Quot i think Douglas been very badly treated but i think he is acting very badly now. I can t act with his friends in the course which has been marked out for that this uncompromising Rule or Luln course has been determined upon by Pou lilians in or. Douglas interest is a fact that the people of lit to know. The democrats of Virginia whether Breckinridge men or Douglas Are grieving Over the disruption of their party which was the Woik of the politicians. They Are anxious to heal the difficulty or at least not to let the division extend to themselves. This has a been evidenced by the Many voices for Union which have come up alike from Breckinridge and Douglas democrats. But some of the politicians Tell us this shall not be and it will not be denied that the sting Ali of the opposition comes from the friends of or. Douglas. The Washington states. Intr. Douglas Central Organ Only yesterday combined wild calculations with obstinate in imposes. In the following paragian h no fusion in e Are reliably in formed that Tipiere will be no fusion electoral ticket in Virginia wit i the Yancey boaters. The masses of the democracy Are oppo Elt a to it. And the tenth legion will poll ten times the number of Democrat la votes for Douglas and Johnson that the Breckinridge ticket will receive. The emphatic language too of the Miles Taylor committee will not be forgotten. Let the democrats of Virginia note Well where the difficulty is raised against Unity a where the obstinate determination to Divide comes from. These men give reasons but they Are not a justification a their own friends and themselves being the j witnesses. What says the Lynchburg Jie publican a Hose editor was one of or. Douglas friends in the National convention ? Quot we cannot see for the Lite of is what the friends of judge Douglas expect to accomplish by running a separate ticket in Virginia. Timeir pretensions to preserving the nationality of the democratic party is a totally insufficient excuse for such things a dangerous step on their part. Tipiere is no such thing As a National democracy now. The party has been broken us a wantonly and wickedly broken up in our opinion and the question now is whether we shall preserve our state organizations and secure our state. Success or wantonly sacrifice All in a fruitless Effort to Cement a party already hopelessly divided at least for i the present. It is Idle to run judge Douglas in the i South. Such a course can accomplish no Good and i will do immense harm. It cannot give judge Douglas a single electoral vote while it May and most Proba-1 Bly will give several to Bell and Everett. Can any Good Democrat desire such a Jesuu As this we Hope 1 not and therefore Appeal to the friends of Douglas i to abandon at once All idea of a separate organization i and to unite in the support of a common ticket pledged to the Best interests of the democratic party. Every consideration of state Pride and part interest imperatively require this Couise of every Democrat and those who persist in a Date rent will regret it to the longest Day they that is Plain pointed sensible language from one who would prefer to support Douglas Over Breckinridge if the Way was open to do so. But we Are told that or. Douglas nomination was a National one and that it is necessary to support him to keep up a National organization. Let judge Douglas himself pass judgment in the matter not on his own Case indeed but on a similar Case. We ask the people to read what follows and then say whether or. Douglas in 1852, spoke truly or not and if truly then whether he and his managing friends Are not condemned in the position they hold now and if thus condemned whether they Are not very Guity in the course of ruin to the party and disaster to the coun try on which they seem so obstinately Bent. We quote from the Richmond inquirer on the 9th of july 1852, the Hon. Stephen a Douglas addressed the democracy of Richmond va., in the african Church. From the speech prepared by himself published in the enquirer of july 20th, 1852, we Mase the subjoined extracts. It will be remembered that at the Baltimore whig convention of 1852, the North demanded the nomination of Gen. Scott and the South resisted the demand. Commenting upon the sectional aspect of that nomination and the deplorable results that would come from it or. Douglas said Quot Well Gen. Scott received the nomination unanimously according to the official proceedings of the convention. Laughter fellow citizens did you Ever hear of a unanimous nomination which was made in def fince of the fifty times repeated protest and remonstrances of the delegates from one half of the states of the Union represented in the convention every Southern delegation voted against him More than fifty times Day after Day and night after night and yet the nomination was unanimous. A Reat laughter the nomination of general Scott therefore presents to the american people this extraordinary anomaly. For the first time in the history of our party contests has a sectional nomination Ever been forced upon either of the two great parties you a talk of the danger to the and Erieau Union growing out of partisan strife and political contests you May tremble at the scenes through which we All recently Pas de connected with the shivery agitation yet there was nothing in All that so perilous to the safety of the Union As a sectional nomination for the presidency where the North Deni Andexl the ii Quilna to on Ufa particular Man on a sectional Issue. And the delegation from every Southern state without exception resisted the nomination As dangerous to their rights and institutions. A nomination forced Union the South by the free soil Wing of the Achig party North is now presented to the american people As a unanimous nomination. It matters not whether the North forced the nomination upon the Softli or the South upon the North the danger consists in the fact that a territorial line divided men s opinions that Northern men were one Way and Southern men another. But after the nomination is made we Are told that it was a fair Compromise. Because the South received the Platt Brm. And the North obtained the candidate under the direction of men who defy Quot and spit upon Quot the a Ila Forni. Thus we have Winfield Scott before us for the presidency. After mature deliberation he proceeds to acce t the platform and to write the letter which he had join ised air. Archer in the private note that was found in Botts laughter if the Reader will substitute Stephen a. Douglas for Winfield Scott Quot he will have a just and Complete condemnation for his own nomination from his own lips. Such a nomination of general Scott he pronounced would Quot convert a Good general into a bad president Quot and we May ask if the result would not be Equall disastrous to a senator if or. Douglas could urge the facts connected with Gen. Scott s nomination As Quot dangerous Quot to the South from the divisions that existed in Baltimore in 18.2, what circumstances would palliate the evil from the same causes in the Denv cratic party in 1860? out of thine own Mouth do we condemn la . We cannot understand the Point or sense in lugging in the name of or. Y Ancey in their discussions. Or. Yancey is not bet re the Jie Ojile for any office. He was a Delegate from Alabama at Charleston and Baltimore and deported himself like a True and genuine Southern Patriot. The speeches he made on those two occasions were by his friends and enemies regarded As the most Finis died speeches that have been made by any statesman of the age. The idea of representing Asa disunion St. Identifying him with the Breckinridge and Lane party and thereby making it a disunion St a party is superlatively ridiculous and is Only intended by the Douglas Wise acres to scare and alarm the old women and children. Now if they would for an instant refer to the fact that sex governor King of alis Souri was a bentonite emancipation St who figured most extensively in the cause of Douglas at Charleston and Baltimore and or. Gaul Den of Georgia another Douglas fanatic who made a speech to the convention at Charleston and Baltimore is in favor of the re opening of the african slave Trade and that Iler Schel v. Johnson their candidate for vice president has always been known in Georgia and elsewhere As the most Rabid Nullifier and secessionist in the land so much so. As to be known by the sobriquet of Iler Schel Vesuvius Johnson belching fire if they would remember these things they would be struck wit i the ridiculousness of their argument. These men Are now or. Douglas supporters and if their logic be Correct then air. Douglas stands a roved to be an an african slave Trade Man a Nullifier. And an people s press. Hernando miss Quot actaeon i eaten up by his own dogs Quot it will be remembered by those who read the great so Leech of senator Toombs of Georgia delivered in the Senate soon after the sacrifice of Seward at tii Cago that the above words were used and As Man of our readers May not be aware Fiorin whence the idea was derived and in response to numerous friends who Are not familiar with the fabulous tales of the Olden time we Are led to give the Story As it was taught to us in by gone Days actaeon the hero of the Story was the son of Arista amp us his Mother s name was Antonic the daughter of Cadmus Avo is the reputed author of the alphabet or rather the improver As he borrowed the Art from the Pace neylans while on his travels in Asia. The son Acta on was a Quot mighty Hunter Quot and usually employed his time in training Over mountains an l Valle s in Greere followed by a pack of dogs. Once upon a time in one of his expeditions through the country in traversing the Borders of the sacred and romantic fount of graphia in Boeotia on it. Cit Hiera near the Battle Field of phase he unfortunately chanced to discover the goddess Diana and her nymphs who were luxuriating in the delights of bathing in the Beautiful Fountain. Diana who is not celebrated for an unusual Quantity of amiability enraged at being seen by a Motiu determined to be revenged on the indiscreet or unlucky youth and casting upon him a few drop s of water he was immediately Transf need into a Stag. The dogs instantly gave Chase to the supposed Stag and he soon fell a prey to their voracity. He was devoured he was Quot slaughtered in the House of his friends Quot he met his end through the Means of those he had cherished in his bosom who had Long fed from his hands. In the Case of Seward it is admirably applicable. He is practically dead and through the ingratitude of those from whom he deserved better presidential race. Take. Off Yoi r so View of the fact that or. Douglas cannot possibly receive even one electoral vote we Hope that the More honest portion of our misguided friends of the Douglas faction will insist upon his withdrawal from the Campaign. Let Douglas be withdrawn and have a sound National Man elected in the person of the Gallant Breckinridge. Draw off your Quarter Hoise gentlemen and Don t encumber the track with City fact. Hon. Jamks l. Oku fou Bunecki Nuigi and late speaker of the u. S. House of re resent elves in a letter declining to be a candidate for the legislature of South Carolina declares for Breckinridge and Lane. He Speaks of judge Douglas As Quot justly obnoxious to the 13.a Jumble of words the Wickliffe res Lution the intention of it was to deceive. We have never read says an Exchange a More perfect Jumble of nonsense than is contained in the Wickliffe Resolution which is the of the Douglas platform adopted at Baltimore. Heie it is resolved. Liat it is in a Collance with the True interpretation of the Cincinnati platform that during the existence of the territorial government the measure of restriction whatever it May be imposed by the Federal Constitution on the Power of the territorial legislature Over the subject of the Domestic relations As the same has been or shall hereafter be finally determined by the snip eme court of the u Ted state Shuhl be respected by All Good citizens and enforced with promptness and Fidelity by every Quot Branch of the general government. Now this Jumble of words put together with a pretence of meaning something but in realty nothing should subject its author and those who adopted it to the contempt and loathing of every fair and upright Man. Arhat is it it Reid lures Carel us Reading to Tell whether their is an idea at All conveyed in it. It will be found however that the sum and Sun a sauce of it is simply to declare Quot that wait Ever restrict tin the supreme court has or May decide that the Constitution imposes on the Power of a territorial legislature should lie respected and enforced by All the depart Nientsu of the or. Douglas says in his letter of Accel it Tance of the nomination a a upon a careful examination of the platform of Mytrin Caples ado Ted at Charleston and re a finned at Baltimore wit 1 an additional Resolution. Which is in per Ert Harmony with the others. I find it to be a faithful embodiment of the a principles of the democratic party As the Sime were proclaimed and understood by All parties in the presidential contests of 1848, 1s52 Ami 18og.&Quot to understand the language of or. Douglas letter of acceptance. It is necessary to refer to the language Seil in his Freeport August 27. Is is. Liere it is Quot it matters not what Way the supreme court May hereafter decide As to the abstract question whet Lier slavery May or May not go into a territory under the Constitution is the people have tiie lawful Means to introduce it or exclude it As they such was Douglas s language bet re the Cincinnati Jila Tebrin was changed by the Wickliffe Resolution and in his letter of acceptance he says the Wick Lyle Resolution is in perfect Harmony with the so that he stands exactly where he did on the 27th Day of August 1858, declaring that it mattered not How the supreme court decided the question the people still will have the lawful Means to exclude slaver -. From the Day of the declaration of this doctrine at Freeport Down to this time he has been defending his doctrine of popular sovereignty which according to his language at Freeport Means that the people have a Power higher than the Constitution or the decisions of the supreme court. This is full up to Seward s Hiither Law doctrine and goes beyond Lincoln who sustained a fugitive Slavi Law because he was sworn to support the Consin ution. But or. Douglas tells the people of a territory that it matters not what the Sui ireme court May decide for the people have the lawful. Means to exclude slavery from the territory which simply Means that the will of the people is to override the supreme Law of the land and the Constitution As interpreted by the supreme court. A a. O. tickets a. National one Breckinridge and Lane will have electoral tickets in every state in the Union. Ave Are in bios session of facts which we think will sustain us in this position. If this be True or even if we have tickets in less than half of the Northern states is this not sufficient to convince any reasonable Man that our party has not disunion for its object ? yet the cry of Quot disunion Quot is raised against us. Let us in lure into tills charge. Are our principles sectional ? certainly not. Our Jila form places All the states of the Union Jion perfect Equality. Under its principles every citizen of every state can go into the territories which belong i dually t6 the states and be secured in the enjoyment of his property of whatever description he May choose to carry with him. If the territorial legislature refuses to protect him we claim that the government in any or All departments must secure him in that right. This is a struggle for dec Pality and Justice and How can it be for disunion ? it is to preserve the Union upon the basis of the Tuskegee of new objection to or. Beckim Edge. Or. Breckinridge is charged by the conspirators with having opposed in. Cass election in 1848. The charge is false and has been refuted. He is charged with having voted for an emancipation St Tor the Kentucky convention in 1849. The reverse was the Case. He is charged with having favored know nothing sin in 1855. It is false. He denounced the whole thing. He is charged with being a disunion St. The charge is made by those who Are plotting the overthrow of the government. It is false. He is now charged with being a poor Man it is said he never owned a slave in that he is not now a slave owner a that he is come yelled to employ White servant girls a that he necessarily employs White labourers on his farm this May All be True. Or. Breckinridge is not we believe a wealthy Man. Is that a valid objection freemen of Kentucky a Louisville disunion. Humphrey Marshall Adt dressed a Breckinridge meeting at Covington ky., on the evening of the 2d inst. He entered into a general discussion of the Pla Fonn and the candidates of the four parties. In the course of ills remarks he said Quot Are asked if Lincoln succeeds do you Jiro Poso disunion ? i would answer emphatically no it is i remedy Tor no evil under heaven. It would be political suicide and Kentucky Touhl be the very last state to give up the Union. The Breckinridge party Don t mean it and we do not believe the Man himself Breckinridge Ever enter tinned a disunion sentiment. There was no such calculation ahead when he was nominated. But the party did and does intend to fight for its rights inside of the cheers Garrison s opinion we. Lloyd Garrison the truculent old chief of the abolition party proper who denounces the Union and the Constitution As Quot a with hell and a covenant with death Quot is an admirer of Abe Lincoln of Springfield. Iii. He has purchased a life size lithographic likeness of the rail splitter and after expressing his belief in Lincoln s election adds that Quot certainly he is not handsome but want of Beauty in the face is less Imam it rant than want of Beauty in the i in. Lincoln looks very unlike our Ideal of a Garrison it seems thinks Uncle Abe is Quot Beautiful in his the Nashville Union and americans amp is Quot if or. Douglas should be elected president he would not have a single solitary political Friend in the Senate. Pugh of Ohio is the Only supporter he has now and Chase takes his seat on the 4th of March next. If he should be elected president he will have senator Kennedy of Maryland to Aid his administration. Or. Crittenden s menu expires on the 4th of March. All lonely and

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