pril, 1860. The Hall was densely crowded.
A vote was first taken on Butler's resolution.
It was rejected by a decisive majority.
The minority report — the Douglas platform — which had been slightly modified, was now offered by B. M. Samuels, of Iowa.
It was adopted by a handsome majority.
In the Convention now, as in the Committee, the voices of Oregon and California, Free-labor States, were with those of the Slave-labor States.
Preconcerted rebellion now lifted its head defiantly.
The urbanity of manner, was chosen temporary president of the Convention.
Credentials of delegates were called for, when it was found that almost one-third of all the States were unrepresented.
The States not represented were California, Florida, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Oregon, South Carolina, and Wisconsin--ten in all.
Toward evening, after a recess, Governor Hunt was elected permanent President.
When the subject of a platform was proposed, Leslie Coombs, o
s; George S. Houston, of Alabama; F. H. Morse, of Maine; John S. Phelps, of Missouri; Albert Rust, of Arkansas; William A. Howard, of Michigan; George S. Hawkins, of Florida; A. J. Hamilton, of Texas; C. C. Washburn, of Wisconsin; S. R. Curtis, of Iowa; John C. Burch, of California; William Winslow, of Minnesota; and Lansing Stout, of Oregon.
The Speaker, in framing this Committee, chose conservative men of the Free-labor States.
Those holding extreme anti-slavery views were excluded.
Mr. Penthe following grouping of States in the four sections:--The North, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. The West, Ohio, Indiana,, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, and Kansas. The Pacific, Oregon and California. The South, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Missouri.
These were all Slave-
ohn Wood, Stephen T. Logan, John M. Palmer, Burton C. Cook, Thomas J. Turner.
Iowa.--James Harlan, James W. Grimes, Samuel H. Curtis, William Vandever.
Kansas.- White; Ohio, Thomas Ewing; Indiana, Caleb B. Smith; Illinois, Stephen F. Logan; Iowa, James Harlan; Delaware, Daniel M. Bates; North Carolina, Thomas Ruffin; Virgini rejected by eleven States against ten.
Ayes--Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, New York, New Hampshire, Vermont, Kansas--10. Noes--Delawcted by a vote of thirteen States against eight.
Ayes--Connecticut, Illinois. Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, New York, New Hampshire, Vermont--8. Noes--Delaware, Indiy a vote of eleven States against nine.
Ayes--Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, New York, New Hampshire, and Vermont--9. Noes--Delaware, irginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas.
They have approved what is herewith submitted, and respectfully reques