Chapter 21: Missouri-continued
Here follows an extract from the published proceedings of the National Republican Convention of 1864, in which Mr. Lincoln
When that State [Missouri] was called, Mr. J. F. Hume addressed the convention as follows:
It is a matter of great regret that we differ from the majority of the convention that has been so kind to the Radicals of Missouri, but we came here instructed.
We represent those who are behind us at home, and we recognize the right of instruction and intend to obey our instruction; but, in doing so, we declare emphatically that we are with the Union party of the nation, and we intend to fight the battle through to the end with it, and assist in carrying it to victory.
We will support your nominees be they whom they may. I will read the resolution adopted by the convention that sent us here.
[Here resolution of instruction was read.]
Mr. President, in the spirit of that resolution I cast the twenty-two votes of Missouri for them an who stands at the head of the fighting Radicals of the nation --General U. S. Grant.
The contention between the Missouri Radical
and Conservative delegations was thrashed out before