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The Daily Dispatch: September 3, 1864., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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n 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. Pendleton, 54½ Daniel W. Voorhees, 13; George W. Cass, 26; August Dodge, 9; J. D. Caton, 16; Governor Powell, 32½; John J. Phelps, 8; Blank, ½ On the second ballot, New York threw its whole vote for Pendleton. The other candidates were then withdrawn, and George H. Pendleton, of Ohio, was unanimously nominated. Mr. Pendleton, being loudly called for, could only promise to devote himself in future, as in the past, with entire devotion to the great principles which lie at the foundation of our government — the rights of the States and the liberties of the<