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ent on the part of her master, and said she had resolved to kill all her children and then herself, in order to escape the horrors of Slavery. A coroner's jury having rendered a verdict, in the case of the dead child, that it was killed by its mother, Margaret Garner, with a knife, great efforts were made by the State authorities to hold her for trial on a charge of murder. All the adult slaves declared that they would go dancing to the gallows rather than be sent back to Slavery. But Judges McLean and Leavitt, of the Federal Court, decided that they were in the custody of the U. S. Marshal, and could not be taken out of it by the habeas corpus of a State Court, whether under a civil or criminal process; so they were all returned to Slavery. The owner of Margaret pledged himself to hold her subject to a requisition from the Governor of Ohio to answer the charge of crime; but lie failed to keep his promise, and sent her, with the rest of the fugitives, down the river for sale, wher
ation of Republicans. As such, they carried most of the Free State elections of 1854, but were less decidedly successful in those of 1855. Their first National Convention was held at Pittsburgh, Pa., on the 22d of February, 1856; but no nominations were there made. Their nominating Convention met at Philadelphia on the 17th of June, Col. Henry S. Lane, of Indiana, presiding. John C. Fremont, of California, was nominated for President on the first ballot, receiving 359 votes to 196 for John McLean, of Ohio. Willam L. Dayton, of New Jersey, received 259 votes on the informal ballot, to 110 for Abraham Lincoln and 180 scattering, for Vice-President. Mr. Dayton was thereupon unanimously nominated. The more material resolves of this Convention are as follows: Resolved, That with our republican fathers, we hold it to be a self-evident truth, that all men are endowed with the inalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; and that the primary object and ulterior
l Judge Campbell Judge Catron Col. Benton Wm. L. Yancey Daniel Webster Judge McLean Judge Curtis. Dred Scott, a negro, was, previously to 1834, held as a slr other considerations than those of eminent legal ability or acquirements. John McLean, of Ohio, was placed on the bench, in 1829, by Gen. Jackson, in order to makters who had supported Mr. Adams and appoint Jacksonians to their places; which McLean — having been continued in office by Mr. Adams, though himself for Jackson — con, but always a devotee of prerogative and power. Of his associates, beside Judge McLean, only Samuel Nelson, of New York, and Benjamin R. Curtis, of Massachusetts, hem. No man can be held as a slave unless the local law accompany him. Justice McLean, of Ohio, in his opinion dissenting from that of the Court in this case of red in this case evinces considerably more freedom and boldness than that of Judge McLean. Though couched in judicial and respectful language, it constantly, and pre
delegates should be required to nominate, proceeded, on the morning of the third day of its session, to ballot for a candidate for President of the United States, with the following result:   1st Ballot. 2d. 3d. William H. Seward, of New York 173 1/2 184 1/2 180 Abraham Lincoln, of Illinois 102 181 231 1/2 Simon Cameron, of Pennsylvania. 50 1/2 Withdrawn   Salmon P Chase, of Ohio 49 42 1/2 24 1/2 Edward Bates, of Missouri 48 35 22 William L. Dayton, of New Jersey 14 10 Withdr'n John McLean, of Ohio 12 8 5 Jacob Collamer, of Vermont 10 Withdrawn   Scattering 6 4 2 Abraham Lincoln having, on tile third ballot, within two and a half votes of the number necessary to nominate him, Mr. David K. Cartter, of Ohio, before the result was announced, rose to change four votes from Chase to Lincoln, giving the latter a clear majority. Mr. McCrillis, of Maine, followed, changing ten votes from Seward to Lincoln; Mr. Andrew, of Massachusetts, also changed a part of the vote of tha
plan of battle, 540; report of our losses, 545; 550-1; 552; report with regard to the three months men, 553; 618. McDougall, Mr., of Cal., 571. MacFARLANDarland, with Mason and Slidell, 606. McIntosh, Francis J., burnt by a mob, 134. McLean, Judge, decision in Margaret Garner's case, 219; opinion in the Dred Scott case, 260. Mecklenburg Declaration, the, 35. Memphis, Tenn., celebration of South Carolina's secession at; Senator Johnson burnt in effigy, etc., 407. Memphis App Dred, account of his case, 251 to 253; Judge Taney's decision, 253 to 257; Judge Wayne's opinion, 257; Judge Nelson's, Judge Grier's, 257; Judge Daniel's, 257-8; Judge Campbell's, Judge Catron's, 258; Col. Benton's views, 259; Webster's, 260; Judge McLean's opinion, 260; Judge Curtis's, 260 to 263; Buchanan's views, 264; 306 to 309; allusion to, 381. Scott, Lieut.-Col., defeated by Atchison, 587. Scott, Rev. Orange, 126. Scott, T. Parkin, presides at Baltimore, 442. Scott, Gen. Winf