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It is intended that this organization shal business of a National War Committee so connumber two hundred thousand men in arms, ducted, that absolute exclusion of the public who shall raise the standard of the conspira- from all knowledge of the character of its dotors, and call General Fremont to the comings is deemed necessary? mand. They expect to be joined by two-thirds 19. Has it occurred to you that the suspicions of the army of the Union now in the field, and of the public might justly be roused, lest that eventually one million of armed men will transactions of which so much has been rebe gathered around their standard. This vealed, combined with the fact of this extraorstartling disclosure is vouched for by men of dinary privacy, might be inconsistent with the high repute in New York and other northern public peace and safety? states. It is the last card of those who have "10. Has any suggestion been made in your been vainly attempting to drive the President committee, as to a government at the north, into the adoption of their own peculiar policy." separate from that of the United States? We

do not ask you whether you have formally reThe following, from the Boston Courier, solved to secede, in a certain contingency, but also sheds some light, and offers some valuable wheter that subject has been discussed in your

committee-whether it was not discussed at the suggestions on the subject:

Providence meeting before referred to--wheth"The Fremont Conspiracy-Scheme of the

er your sub-committee did not make a report New York Jacobins to Depose President object it actually was which you wished to raise

on this particular subject--and if not, what Lincoln.

an army for? "If we published our paper in the city of New ('11. When you proposed to place the army York, we should be disposed to press the affair you thought of raising under the command of of the war committee to all its legitimate re- Fremont, did you have in mind the following sults. The ill-tempered letter of Mayor Op-lauguage attributed to him, as was used by dyke, the chairman, to Messrs. Belmont shows him while in the service of the United States the spirit of the committee, but ought they not in Missouri? to be specifically inquired of, as to certain points

"That the people were in the field, and he was at their demanding explanation? For example, might head, and would have done everything according to their it not well be asked of this committee:

expectations from him; that now we have only extra con

stitutional government-no civil rights, so to speak ---all "1. In what manner did you intend to em

ordinary peaceful rules were to be set aside, and this thing ploy the 50,000 men which you proposed to of red tape must give way very shortly to what the people raise by the authority of the state government, require of him; that he meant to carry out such measures in case the general government refused to al- | gard to the red tape of the Washington people.” low of such a formidable military organization card to the red tape of the Washington people. under command of Gen. Fremont?

"12. Are you not aware that large numbers your committee attend a conference of New been in political association, are providing "2. For what purpose did a deputation of of persons, disaffected as to the policy of the

national government, and with whom you have England Governors at Providence?

themselves with arms in the state of New York 3. What was the report which they brought and in the New England states?")Boston back and made to you, after that conference?

Courier. 14. Was it not proposed that the army of 50,000 men, which you designed to raise in "The New York National War Committee. ? New York should be reinforced by such recruits as you might be able to obtain in New though exposed and denounced. Its agents

"The Jacobin club is not, however, idle, alEngland? And was not this proposition considered and discussed at the conference in

are busily engaged in gathering up secretly the

names of all who are willing to enrol themquestion?

15. If your object was solely and legitimate- selves in the army of 50,000 men, to be placed ly to aid the government in the suppression of under the command of Fremont. It is a repethe rebellion, why did you seek to raise a sep

tition of the Wide Awake clubs of 1860, with arate military force without its authority, and this difference, that the Jacobin force will be if such authority were refused, so to raise it supplied with arms, which they would not probnecessarily against its authority?

ably have the courage to use.

"There is every reason to fear that this bold "6. Do you think that this proceeding could be regarded as encouraging enlistments-or, usurpation is of wider extent than has been was it not rather the most direct possible dis- supposed. In every city or county of this state couragement, by attempting to raise a large bodies are in existence, with the object of sys

there is good reason to believe, similar secret force, not for the service of the government, but tematically organizing a foree that may be aside from it?

60%. What was the specific object of raising used, if the necessity should arise to usurp the that military force? Explain, if you please, power of the government.Albany paper. how it could be employed in any legitimate way? The following from the Saint Louis Anzieger

18. Why have the sessions of your committee been secret? We do not ask why you may have (Rep.) gives us still further evidence of the excluded reporters for the press, or the public means to be employed: generally, while you were engaged in'the trans- "PROGRAMME OF THE REVOLUTION.- We action of committee business-but why is the directed attention yesterday to the approaching convention of the Western Governors, who,

"It may happen, that unless proper legislaas we learn, in conjunction with some Eastern | tive action is taken to prevent it, a day will governors intend to put an ultimatum to Pres- come when our vast force of volunteers in the ident Lincoln, and in case of a refnsal, with field will represent one set of principles, while draw their quota of the troops.

our government, state and national, will be con"According to the report communicated to us, trolled by an entirely different set; in other this programme will contain the following words, the labors and sufferings of a patriotic points:

army may be frustrated, embarrassed and. "1. Immediate and general emancipation of brought to nought by the machinations of home the slaves. [Which was acceded to.]

governments, wielded by timid or disloyal spir"2. Dismissal of the Cabinet and formation its. No mind can estimate the horrors to which of a new one from the ranks of the radicals. such a state of things would lead. It would be

53. Discharge of McClellan and all Demo- armed right contending against legalized treascratic Generals [This was acceded to.] on, and its fruit would be a condition of fear

14. Transfer of the chief command of the ful anarchy.' entire army to Gen. Fremont. Besides, some other demands of a like character.

The Chicago Tribune of the 17th, said upon "Governors Curtin, Tod, of Ohio, Pierpont, the same topic: of Virginia, and Morton, of Indiana, have de- "Let it be understood that the people have clared themselves against this revolutionary become lukewarm in the cause for which they proceeding, and invited the Western Governors are contending, and we shall straightway beto a conference on the 24th, in Pennsylvania. hold them (the soldiers) asserting their prinFor the present, preliminary consultations are ciples in defiance of the people!" held at Springfield, Illinois, and the project of a revolution, with the removal of Lincoln from

Here, then, it was directly announced, that the Presidency and the dismissal of his Cabi- any opposition to the wishes of the people (and net, is openly discussed. Unless further deci- the radicals claimed to be the people) on the project in its birth, we shall soon see the doors part of the Washington Government would be open to anarchy, and then woe to the Germans! | "legalized treason," and the leading organ of They will be made the scapegoat, who will have that faction declared the soldiers may find it to suffer for every thing."

necessary to assert their principles (here used More of the Conspirators in New York.

in the sense of the principles of the radicals)

bin defiance of the people." The New York Observer, a religious sectarian organ, says: "We speak what we know when we say that

[From the Boston Courier, Sept. 27.] a calm, scholarly minister of Christ in this correspondent is entirely confirmatory of the

· "The further report of the Herald's Altoona city declared in the house of God, four days first one, and there is every reason to believe ago, that we shall have no success in this war untíl the President is driven out of Washing. it is substantially correct

. The attempt to ton, and three of his Cabinet are executed.

cover up the proceedings, or to conceal the deThis is the revolutionary spirit that is abroad, bly fail. The article of the Louisville Journal and the foundations of government and law

on the subject is impressive, and will command and society are trembling at its breath.

attention and respect. The country has great Here, then, are numerous links, well put to

cause to be thankful that Governor Bradford,

of Maryland, set down in some accounts as a gether, and forming a chain of almost irresist-war democrat," but who has always been a able evidence. But they are not all. Just Whig, and acted with the Bell and Everett leave New Englend abolitionism for a moment party at the last election, was present. His alone in its glory, and turn our attention to

true loyalty and spirit were of main service at

the meeting; and the action of Gov. Tod, of evidences of the guilt in the West. The Exe-Ohio, and Gov. Curtin, of Pennsylvania, in cutive.convention at Cleveland worked in har- concert with him, turned the tide of faction mony with the New York and New England

and conspiracy

“Undoubtedly we shall have further develmove. Simultaneously all the Western Legis- opments forthwith, especially as to the perlatures were called together, with no visible sistent malice of Governor Andrew and those necessity for the trouble and expense. They who concurred with him in the silly and malall urged substantially the same measures, McClellan. But he is now out of their reach,

ignant attempt to press for the removal of which were, that the soldiers should be privil- and they will suffer the usual consequence of edged to vote, and that the States should arm biting files. Under the recent supplementary and equip themselves, like independent war proclamation of the President, these men powers. Gov. Ramsey, of Minnesota, thus al whither they are said to have repaired; for

could be handily arrested at Washington, luded to the voting question:

their conduct in hostility to the commanding


general is, of all things, directly to discourage, er in the tyrannical usurpations of king, parenlistments and to be guilty of disloyal prac- liament, or judicial tribunal-whether in the tices, affording aid and comfort to the rebels, exploded theories of Sir Robert Filmer, or the who would like nothing better than to have rampant assumptions of the partizans of the McClellan removed. Our own Gevernor, in- Fugitive Slave bill. The rights of the civil deed, can be proved to have declared in New power are limited. There are things beyond York a few days ago that the government its province. There are matters out of its should not have a man from Massachusetts control. There are cases in which the faithful until the change in the command of the army citizen may say-aye,must say, I will not obey." was effected.

And again: The Hirald's correspondent, who was on the

"'I desire to say that no party which calls itspot, informs us that these “Loyal Governors?? self National, according to the common accepwere in session till half past one o'clock at tance of the word, which leans upon a slave night, and that after the telegraph had inform- holding wing, (cheers), or is in combination ed them the President had yielded, they open- true to Massachusetts (Great applause), and the

with slave holders (cheers) can at this time, be ed their batteries on Gen. MCCLELLAN-made reason is obvious. It can be presented so as it a part of their programme that he should be to cleave the most common understanding. The removed, and adjourned for Washington in a

essential element of such a party, whether debody, where, no doubt, they received the as

clared or concealed, is compromise, but our

duties require all constitutional opposition to surance from headquarters, that as soon as it slavery, and the slave power without comprowould look well their wishes should be grati- mise. * As Republicans, we go forth fied.

to encounter the oligarchy of slavery! (Great

applause.) This meeting of twelve Governors of twelve states, at such a time, and such an hour, for

MR. SEWARD'S DESPOTISM. such purposes, is without a parallel in the an

To show that Mr. SEWARD considers himself nals of traitorous conspiracies. Even the

a Duke of no ordinary pretensions in a great traitorous Federal Governors of 1814, dared not undertake so bold a job in their executive Republican Despotism, we quote from

marks to the British Lord: capacities and the Hartford Convention was composed of a set of lay delegates. We re

"My Lord, I can touch a bell on my righ, linquish this subject with the melancholy re

hand, and order the arrest of a citizen of Ohio!

I can touch the bell again, and order the imgret that we have men high in office that would prisonment of a citizen in New York, and no combine in a move to coerce the executive of power on earth, but that of the President, can the nation into any measure, and that we have release them! Can the Queen of England, in

her dominions, do as much?a National Executive that would yield to such à pressure. The precedent is one pregnant

No, Mr. SEWARD, the Queen of England with unalloyed danger to our Government, and cannot. If she attempted it her head would

roll from the block. None but the Czar of all true patriots will regret that we had not one

the Presidential chair who would meet all Russia, the Sultan of Turkey, the Kahn of such forestalling efforts with the reply:

Tartary, the Emperor of Austria, the Presi"By the Eternal, I run this machine-dis- dent of the United States, and such autocrats, perse to your homes, or I will hang you could accomplish such feats of absolute deson the first tree as plotters of treason!"








On the 7th of September, 1854, at Worces- When the bill for dismembering Virginia ter, Mass., CHARLES SUMNER made a speech was up for consideration, in the House of Repon the birthday of the Republican party in that resentatives, THAD. STEVENS thus gave vent state. Then and there the party was christ- to his abhorence of the constitution: ened, and Mr. SUMNER in leading it to its bap

"I will not stultify myself by supposing that tismal fount, portrayed the objects of its birth, we have any warrant in the constitution for and prophesied of its future career, as the this proceeding:

"This talk of restoring the Union as it was, Moses in the Abolition bull rushes:

and under the constitution as it is, is one of "The whole dogma of passive obedience must the absurdities which I have heard repeated berejected. In whatever guise it may assume, until I have become sick of it. There are and under whatever alias it may skulk--wheth. many things which make such an event impos



sible. This Union never shall, with my con- der-I stand by order, but not the order which sent, be restored under the constitution as it is!" reigned in Warsaw, after the massacre. Peace

is most desirable, but not the peace which

survives liberty, and subsists under a despoIn the Wisconsin State Journal, (Rep.) of tism. If there is to be a conflict, let it come

now, when I can meet it. I would leave no September 13, 1854, we find the following:

such conflict as a legacy to my children." "Second Edition of Little Giantism in Chi

This false appeal to patriotism, to destroy

our Government, and override its laws, was "Last Saturday, Lieutenant Governor' Willard, of Indiana, attempted to convert the po- heartily endorsed by all the Republican press. litical heathens of Chicago to the sublime doc- The Milwaukee Sentinel said of WOLCOTT'S trine of Squatter Sovereignty, and force them appeal, “it is well expressed," into allegiance to the Prophet of the New Dispensation.

NO RESTORATION-'TIS A "CRIME." "The people listened to his remarks half an hour in silence, when thinking he had made a The President issued a proclamation apdecided impression, he ventured to stigmatize pointing a day of fasting and prayer, in which Horace Greeley as the first man who attempt

occurred this setence: ed opposition to the Nebraska Bill, and recommended a dissolution of the Union. This "Let us then, rest humbly in the hope, aubrought out the crowd with three cheers for thorized by the Divine teachings, that the uniGreeley, and three groans for Douglas ! Again, ted cry of the nation will be heard on high, he turns and attacks Benton, and the crowd and answered with blessings no less than the answered with six cheers for Benton, and three pardon of our national sins, and the restoragroans for Douglas ! Then he attacked the tion of our now divided and suffering country, Know Nothings, and this brought out three to its former condition of unity and peace:>> cheers for that party, and as usual three

Upon this, the Boston Commonwealth, the groans for Douglas !"

home organ of CHARLES SUMNER, commented This was not the first or last time the Re

as follows: publicans eheered for those in favor of a dissolution of the Union, and for that pestiferous

"It is cool assumption of the President that

the pardon of our national sins has any kind of Know Nothing party.

connection with the restoration of our country

to bits former happy condition of unity and The Republicans of Cadiz, Green county, resolved not to pardon us at all, he would prove

peace! Our own opinion is, that if God had Wisconsin, held a meeting on the 26th of it by allowing the restoration of that old March, 1863, and from their resolutions we 'unity of peace. That unity was crime; that select the following:

peace worse than war ! » "Resolved, That we will hail any policy of

And the aforesaid sheet proceeds to invoke a our Government, be it the Proclamation, An- curse on the President, and all who shall join nihilation, Extermination, Starvation, and even in praying for the aforesaid "restoration, as Damnation, could that form a part of its pol

follows: icy,' &c. This is "loyalty' and piety combined.

"May the tongue be withered, ere it is answered, that prays for a restoration of that old

state of things, from which God in His mercy When tňe Oberlin rescuers' case was before fiercest wrath could find no more terrible doom,

seems willing to rescue us—than which His the Supreme Court of Ohio, Mr. WOLCOTT,, for a blind nation, led by blind rulers!" the Republican Attorney General of that State,

The above is but an echo of that resolution in arguing for the nullification of law, and passed by the Massachusetts Senate forty-nine trampling the Constitution under foot, used

years before, that it was the following language:

sunbecoming in a moral and religious people to "I hesitate to refer to a single point. Yes, rejoice over the victories obtained by our I hear it--you hear it-everybody hears it arms." said upon the streets, if this Court shall exercise its unquestionable prerogative in the en

One would think that forty-nine years was a largement of these prisoners, there will be a period long enough to bleach out the treason. conflict-a conflict between State and Federal able impiety, so ingrained in Puritanical blood, authority. What then? Are we children are but it is a trite old saying that ve old women, to be frightened from our propriety by a menace like this? I mean law, but "What is born in the bones, rarely leaves not the law of King BOMBA, of Naples. Or the flesh."




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United States, because (in the language of

John Quincy Adams)In 1859, the Milwaukee Free Democrat, in a

• The bargain between freedom and slavery was morally long article, endeavoring to educate the public and politically vicious, inconsistent with the principles on. mind to the idea that it was for the interest of which alone our revolution can be justsfied, and cruel and

oppressive, by riveting the chains of the oppressed, and the North to dissolve the Union, favored us pledging the faith and freedom to maintain and perpetuate

the tyranny of the master.' with the following Republican conclusion:

"And should the present bloody struggle end "We repeat the assertion, that the Union is in any compromise with the South, or in recnot worth a copper to the North in any point ognizing any constitutional obligations to slaveof view, but is a perpetual sacrifice of both holders or slave hunters, in the border states, money and morals, [?] an assertion which we we shall again give that instrument to the concan make good.??

suming fire, and renew our protest against it,

a covenant with death, an agreement with "NO WISH FOR RECONSTRUCTION."

hell! The New York Tribune, in February, 1863, it matters not what slaveholding agreements or

"In the court of conscience, and before God, in a long leader, had the following:

compromises may be found in the Constitution "Speaking for ourselves, we can honestly say

or out of it, they are inhuman, unjust and imfor the old Union, which was kept in existence moral, and therefore null and void, and if a

man can retain office or be a voter under the by Southern menaces and Northern conces

Government only on condition of sustainsions, we have no regrets, and no wish for its

ing compromises, then it is certain, that reconstruction.

if he would not not do evil, that good may "Who wants a Union which is nothing but a sentiment to lacquer Fourth of July orations, refuse to cast a vote stained with human blood.

come, he must relinquish office holding, and withal!

"If by change, in ancient times the criminal His motto is, and must be, as one loyal to right felt the loathsome corpse, which justice had and duty, Union with slaveholders."

"Man is more than constitutions tied upon his shoulders, slipping off, he did not, we fancy, cry out: '0, wretched man that

Than be true to church and state, I am! who will fasten me again to the body of

While we are doubly false to God." this death?? If we are, in the Providence of

Thus, we have a clue to what the opponents God, to be delivered from unnatural alliances -if the January of slavery is no longer to

of the Democracy mean by "loyalty.It is chill by natural embraces the May of human the touch stone of opposition to the Constituhope, who is there wicked and weak enough to tion. Nor need any one tell us this is but forbid the righteous divorce!"

the ravings of an ultra Abolitionist. It is the The Boston Commonwealth, SUMNER's or- cry of all who claim to be par excellence Adgan, says:

ministration men, not one of whom will con"How dare any man pray for the return of sent to retain the Constitution as it is. that festering wrong--that sin and shame—the

Senator HENKLE, of Springfield, Ohio, in a Union as it was? It is like breaking the tables of the Eternal Law, and dashing them in the speech at Columbus, in 1863, said in speaking face of Jehovah!".

of the Constitution : Mr. BINGHAM, an abolition orator, while

"I would blow it away as a child blows a

feather into the air." stumping Connecticut for the Republicans, in 1863, said:

Per contra, Mr. VẠLLANDIGHAM, in a speech

in the same State, said: "Who in the name of God wants the cotton States, or any other State this side of perdition, "I am a Democrat--for the Constitutionto remain in the Union, if slavery is to con- for law-for the Unionycomedeberty.tinue?"

Mr. HENKLE gets a fat office under the conTHE CONSTITUTION COMMITTED TO THE FLAMES scription law since he uttered his Phillipic The Boston Liberator of April 24, 1863 thus against the Constitution, while Mr. VALLAN

DIGHAM was banished. So that it will be seen, gloried in its treason, and hatred of our Con

it pays better under this Administration to destitution:

nounce the Constitution than it does to stand "No act of ours do we regard with more by it as "the sheet anchor of our hope, as conscientious approval, or higher satisfaction --none do we submit more confidently to the

JEFFERSON termed it. tribunal of Heaven and the verdict of mankind, than when several years ago, on the Fourth of July, in the presence of a great assembly, we

After having spit upon the Constitutioncommitted to the flames the Constitution of the derided its founders-mocked the wisdom of it


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