and Powell and Morgan, the captured fortifications of the enemy; and they have come down in response from the sloping hills of the Green Mountain State in increased majorities for the Union cause, and, more than that, they have come rolling down in thunder tones from the Pinetree State still roaring like the winds of her mighty forests.
Soon after the organization of the convention was effected, Dwight Foster
of the Commonwealth
, arose, and moved that Governor Andrew
be nominated for re-election by acclamation.
In the course of his remarks, he said,—
Four years of association with Governor Andrew have made me a willing and cordial witness to the patriotism, fidelity, zeal, and success with which he has administered the government of the State during a period of unexampled difficulty and responsibility.
What he has done for Massachusetts outweighs all that Massachusetts has done for him.
The motion of Mr. Foster
was carried with but three dissenting voices in a convention composed of more than a thousand delegates.
The other State officers were nominated for re-election without opposition, with the exception of Mr. Foster
, who declined being a candidate again for Attorney-General
; and Chester I. Reed
, of Taunton
, was nominated for that office.
was unanimously nominated a presidential elector at large, and with him was associated Whiting Griswold
, of Greenfield
After the nominations were made, Alexander H. Bullock
, of Worcester
, being called upon, addressed the convention in a long and eloquent speech, which spoke the sentiments of the party, was listened to with marked attention, and was applauded to the echo.
A series of resolutions was reported from the committee, by J. D. Baldwin
, of Worcester
They recommended an earnest support of the national and State nominations, an unfaltering and steady support of the war until the rebels should lay down their arms; congratulated the country on the downfall of the institution of slavery in America
, the success of the Union
arms in the recent battles; and tendered—