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The Daily Dispatch: September 3, 1864., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
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of the Administration. The way to correct the war was to refuse to vote supplies, as the Commons in England were wont to check the King. If this would not suffice, then we should appeal to a higher and a mightier power — that of revolution. He was in favor of Union, but not the bloody one sought by abolitionism. You could not bring a herd of cattle to one of their number freshly slain. At the second stand, during this time, the Hon. Lewis Ross, Hon, Cris Kribben, of St. Louis, and Josh Allen, of Williamson county, addressed a crowd. The speech of Cris. Kribben was a violent secession one, such as the Hon. Cris would find it unhealthy to deliver at his home in St. Louis. He took the bold ground that the war was prima facie wrong, and that the Federal Government had no power and no right to coerce a State. It was such a speech a should have caused the ears of every Democrat hearing it to tingle with shame for listening to a moral traitor. Altogether the tenor of the ass
s platform, and was welcomed with enthusiastic cheers. A communication was received from the Chairman of the session of the People's Association of New York, claiming to represent twenty thousand citizens, accompanied by resolutions pledging the members of the Association to the support of the Chicago nominee. Mr. Vallandigham moved that the nomination of George B. McClellan be made the unanimous sense of the Convention, which was seconded by Mr. McKeon. Governor Powell and Judge Allen, of Ohio, made brief speeches, and the question was taken on making the nomination unanimous, which was declared carried amid deafening applause. Mr. Wickliffe offered a resolution to the effect that Kentucky expects the first act of General McClellan, when inaugurated next March, will be to open the prisons and set the captives free; which was carried unanimously. The Convention then voted for Vice-President. The first ballot resulted as follows: James Guthrie, 65½ George H. Pe