of the National Republican Executive Committee, called the Convention to order, and David Wilmot, of Pennsylvania, was chosen temporary chairman.
In due time, George Ashmun, of Massachusetts, was chosen permanent President.
It was a wise choice.
His voice could be heard above any clamor that might be raised in the assembly, and ates, under the cover of our national flag, aided by perversions of judicial power, was a crime against humanity, and a burning shame to our country and age.
This platform was adopted at six o'clock in the evening, by unanimous vote; when the Convention adjourned until next morning, without taking a ballot for wife, as he left the room, who would like to hear this — I'll go down and tell her.
On the following day, a committee, appointed by the Convention, with President Ashmun at their head, waited upon Mr. Lincoln, and formally communicated to him, orally, and by an official letter, the fact of his nomination.
He received the mes