d at Portland last week, Gen. S. J. Anderson, acting as the special friend of Hon. Bion Bradbury, pledged that gentleman, if elected, to act in concert with the Governors of other States in withdrawing the troops from the field, and thus leaving the Government unable to defend itself against the assaults of the rebels.
We find in the Portland Press a full report of the proceedings, which are commented on with great indignation by the Abolition press.
The following is an extract:
Vigil D. Paris.--Before General Anderson leaves the platform I wish to ask him whether, from his intercourse and conversation with Dr. Bradbury, he can state that Mr. Bradbury occupies the same position that he did a year ago in regard to the war.
Anderson.--I think Mr. Bradbury's position is that of opposition to the war; with or without qualification he is opposed to the war. I don't say, gentlemen, (I do not wish to be held responsible for what I don't say,) I don't say there could not have arise