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Proceedings of the Republican and Union convention for the sixth congressional district, held at Bleecker buildings, October, 14, 1862 online

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Bleecker Buildings, October 14, 1862.

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i lie Krjiui)li(:iii :iu I I unm CuiiN iniioii lur tljc ^ixth Cuu-
^'ifssional I^istiict, t'luluacin;; thf Ninth, Fifteenth, and Six-
t4'enth Wardit, assembled at the Ulecckcr Buihlings on thu
everjiiii: nf th»- 14th "f Ortoltfr. 'H««' following nametl gentle-
men r..!n[iMSi'.l tin- < '"M viiiflair

Tousey, Ex'i , ;h ' I Il-n. ^ r McLorHl as


The roll h;i\ii,:^ iiciu lallcl aiui liic .scvuiui ;id being

rMijiplctc, (Charles A. Dana, Esij., n uninated !■ i letlerick

A. Conkling as the eiindidate of the Republican and L'nion Party
lor the Sixth C()ii•■
tained in this attitude. The President says, that ''hereafter, ns
In'retofoic. the war will Itc J ! ■ ' • •' ' * i»f practically

icstorinj^ the i'utistilutitinni government of

the I'nitcd States and the people thereof, in those States in which
it is. or may he suspended or ' I.'" It may well be a

t|Uestioii whether. und«T the re- ml delejjaled powers of

the general government, the President eould go farther than to
resort to this militarv necessity. Hut we cannot shut our
eves to the fnct tli:it if till- KelicKs still pursue their b|o«Mly
treason, this great Prindamation |>ot


that has made us blush in every country of the civilized world.
And, gentlemen, it will secure, in my humble judgment, the bene-
diction of Heaven upon our beloved country, by striking the fet-
ters from the limbs of three and a half millions of our fellow men,
(Cheers,) restoring them to social and individual morality, and
the blessings of the domestic and family state, converting them
into so many millions of consumers as well as producers, in a
multiplied ratio, of the comforts, the luxuries, and the ornaments
of home and happiness and freedom.

There can be no success in putting down this rebellion and
conquering an honorable peace if we allow the responsible and
conspicuous places of ijublic trust to be held by those who do
not sympathize Avith the policy of the Government, who do not
enter cordially into its plans, who come with a laggard step to
its aid, and whose political interests and aspirations will be pro-
moted by its defeat.

The attempt to distinguish between the administration and
the government, at a time like this, is altogether too transparent
a fallacy to mislead sensible men. We sometimes, when speak-
ing of the national organization, or form of executive, call it the
government, but when speaking of the conduct of public afiairs,
there can be no government but those who administer it. An
attack upon the administration charged with the government, is
an attack upon the actual existing government itself, and can
have no effect but to hinder its action and to prevent the suc-
cessful conduct of public affairs.

We can hardly hope to triumph in this fearful struggle if we
allow our great state to pursue a course which will break down
the confidence of the people in that Government which must con-
quer a peace or there will be no peace — a course which will shake
the confidence of the holders of the public stocks, which cannot
be kept at any thing like present prices, unless the government
be sustained. To the end that we may put down armed rebellion
in the hostile states, we must overcome the no less dangerous foes
that lurk every where in the loyal states — that support disloj^al
newspapers — that shout their applause at speeches made to en-
courage disloyalty, and to give new heart and hope to our ene-
mies — that denounce, and carp, and shake the head at every ex-
ercise of that peaceful use of the military power, by the civil

aiitli"! :' V. A»iin.ii ai"'ii"- ii.»> *;i\(.i, aici rail save us iVom M'xkIv
uprisitiL's against the govcrtnnciil — n power «lcclare(l to be un-
(onstitiitionnl only by traitors in disguise — by such us once ilo
«'lare•. stcrc in their pirsoits, homtcn.pajwrn ami r^Vc/*,
shail not be vioiaicd,'' and " that no man nhall Ite deprived of
life, fifurti/ or jtr'>ptrtt/, hut bij due pmrts.s of htwy

Of Mr. Madison ihiy s-aid, "Ah Mr. Madison haM devlartd
irur Itt Ml. Madison carry it on.^ • * • "JTtc Union has
hi'ttt fon»f act lilt// If dissolved, and it isjull time that this part
i>j thr disuniffd Stnfts should take rare of itself ''

" Should thr KiigH.xb be at liberty to ."cnd all their armies
and all their ships to Ainericn. and in one doy V>urn every city
frMtn Maine to (ieorgin. your condescending rulers wuuld play

• >?i their harp.s while they gaxed at the tremendous coidlagration. "

< 'onservativcs,'' not inferior to Gov. Seymour, r(ls.

An'l why tlon'i we catch them ? Because, when we send »

cruiser to look out f\- -.i nrili«-li iiKiii-of-

war of superior forci-

And what says the Kump cace. while bloody treason flouri.shes over a large portion of our
glorious hcrita;:e, and finds its sup|)ort in British gold, and its
ap'dogy in party harangues in the loyal North.

But what is the peace which they proj>ose .' ' This war nmst
8top." " This war must st(»p now, ' is their cry. This is the
peace they desire -an innnediate submission, or an affectionate
parting with "waywanl sisters."' Now what terms are we to
expect as the result of such cowardly submission. These terms
have been often announced in the rebel papers. I'ayment of all
their hisses by the war which incbidcs all the negroes lost -a
year's crop of cotton, tobacco and rice — and the assumption of
the Confederate debt, the last printed estimate of which is 56?i
millions, — the grand - itf being not less than a thousand

millions, with the c:i indefinite extension by the spring-

ing up of new claims — with Constitutional guarantees of a
Southern Veto which shall secure to the slave jiower unrestricted
dominion forever. Are the holders of the jtublic ilebt ready for
a reduction of their property by this new partnership in the debts
of a rotten concern .' Is the old Democratic party ready to put
on this yoke, and step into these traces. uni us then unite with nil
our hearts, and return him to that station where he liaB provct the career ut the candi-


Online LibraryRepublican party. New York (State) 6th congressionProceedings of the Republican and Union convention for the sixth congressional district, held at Bleecker buildings, October, 14, 1862 → online text (page 1 of 2)