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presented as an embodiment of its principles by nominating him for the Presidency. That party was mainly composed of admiring disciples of Clay and Webster, who had sternly resisted Nullification on grounds of principle, and had united in the enthusiastic acclaim which had hailed Webster as the triumphant champion of our Nationality, the great expounder of the Constitution, in his forensic struggle with Hayne. It had proudly pointed to such men as William Gaston, of North Carolina, Sergeant S. Prentiss, of Mississippi, Edward Bates, of Missouri, George W. Summers, of Virginia, John J. Crittenden, of Kentucky, and James L. Petigru, of South Carolina, as the exponents of its principles, the jewels of its crown. It had nominated and supported Bell and Everett on a platform which meaningly proclaimed fidelity to The Union, the Constitution, and the Enforcement of the Laws, as its distinctive ground. To say that it meant by this to stand by the Union until some other party should, in i
county in an insurrectionary condition. and the enemy advancing in force by different points of the Southern frontier. Within a circle of fifty miles around Gen. Prentiss, there are about 12,000 of the Confederate forces; That is, in Kentucky and south-eastern Missouri, threatening Cairo, where Prentiss commanded. and 5,000 TPrentiss commanded. and 5,000 Tennessee and Arkansas men, under Hardee, well armed with rifles, are advancing upon Ironton. Of these, 2,000 are cavalry, which, yesterday morning, were within twenty-four hours march of Ironton. Col. Bland, who had been seduced from this post, is falling back upon it. I have already reenforced it with one regiment; sent another march; and, before I could have reached it, Cairo would have been taken, and with it, I believe, St. Louis. On my arrival at Cairo, I found the force under Gen. Prentiss reduced to 1,200 men; consisting mainly of a regiment which had agreed to await my arrival. A few miles below, at New Madrid, Gen. Pillow had landed a force e