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Abstracts 1866 - 1872

POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS & ELECTIONS United States (Cont'd) strictly national.... Gen. C. was followed by Senator Douglas in a vociferous philippic against tolerating military heroes in the management of civil affairs...."


1866 - DTD Sept. 11; ed:2/2 - How neatly we rejoiced to hear of the nomination by the free Democracy of Edward Wade as a candidate for Representative for the 19th Congressional district. Only those who knew both sides of the subject and our high estimation of his merit can understand our pleasure at the announcement. In our opinion now that the veteran Giddings was no longer left to the choice of Free Soilers in this district, Edward Wade was the man nominated to represent it in the national legislature. "For, in all our ranks, there is not another man who joins to such high claims to the united and earnest support of the Free Democracy for that office, so many qualifications for the fit performance of its duties." (21)

1867 - DTD Sept. 11:2/3 - At a meeting held in the American House last evening, to take measures to render Jahn P. Hale a complimentary dinner, a Mr. Barker was called to the chair and a Mr. Jones was appointed secretary. The committee on arrangements composed of five men includes Vaughn, Spelman, and Jewett.


1868 DTD Sept. 13; ed:2/1 The New York TRIBUNE of Sept. 10 announces that J. P. Hale left Boston Sept. 9th for the west, where he will stump for four or five weeks.


1869 - DTD Sept. 13:2/1 The Democracy of that Congressional district, met in convention at Painesville today and nominated Gen. H. V. Wilson by acclamation.


1870 - DTD Sept. 13:3/1 - H. Griswold in a letter to John Ellyson, Esq., dated Sept. 5, Cleveland, states that if re-elected to Congress he would urge repeal of the fugitive slave law. He says:

"In our word, on this subject, I concur in the sentiments contained in the Pittsburg Resolutions of the Free Democracy, and would make them my rule of action."


1871 · DTD Sept. 14; ed: 2/1 - The free Democracy at the Pittsburg convention last week nominated the following: Congress 21st district, Neville B. Craig; 22nd district, Wm. M. Shiun; state senator, Wm. E. Stevenson; assembly, Alexander Gordon, Samuel Hayes, Wm. P. Perree, J. Edgar and J. Heron Foster; Sheriff, George R. Riddle. "How proud their position! They have measures worthy the best spirit of the age, and men fit to fight for



1872 - DTD Sept. 14:2/4 - In a letter to the editor dated Sept. 11, "Geauga" of Chardon says: "Jas. A. Briggs of your city has been here on a political mission, as you are aware. He has gone home with the impression that the people of this county are truly independent men - not to be seduced from their integrity by wandering apostles of Hunkerdom...."



Abstracts 1873 - 1879

POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS & ELECTIONS - United States (Cont'd) 1873 - DTD Sept. 15; ed: 2/1 - New Hampshire is devoted to slavery. It ostracizes a portion of its citizens because of their religious belief, and recently its judiciary has decided that written correspondence between an unmarried man and unmarried woman is prima facie evidence of a matromonial engagement between them.

"And is it possible, that a man who can stand it to live in such a State, not to say the man whom the people of such a State most honor, is to be the next President of this 'great, free, and glorious' Republic?"


1874 DTD Sept. 15; ed:2/1 Payne and Clisbee spoke at a meeting in Parma Sept. 13. They defined the rotten position of the two hunker parties, and demonstrated the duty of freemen in supporting the Pittsburg nominees.

"Everyone was impressed with the importance of the truths uttered, and Free Soilers went to their homes determined to work for Hale (John P. Hale) and Julian (George W. Julian....)"


1875 - DTD Sept. 15:2/1 - J. P. Hale, J. R. Giddings, and H. B. Spelman spoke at a political meeting in the tabernacle last night.


1876 - DTD Sept. 15; ed: 2/2 - John P. Hale spoke in Kelley's hall yesterday. "But how nobly Mr. Hale looked, as he appealed to every voter to do his duty, to act, not from party, not from policy, but from principles, and how glorijus the noble body of freeman appeared as, with one voice they affirmed the lofty sentiment....'


1877 - DTD Sept. 15; ed: 2/2 - Clay did not support General Taylor in 1848. He wrote a letter to the Whig committee of New York that year defining his position. Webster stands in 1852 as Clay stood in 1848. . In his letter Clay said: "But I cannot help thinking that the Philadelphia Convention humbled itself, and so far as it could placed the whig party in a degraded condition." General Taylor refused to be its candidate. He professed, indeed, to be a whig; but he so enveloped himself in the drapery of qualifications and conditions, that it is extremely difficult to discern his real politics.

"Now change the date to that of '52, alter the name of Taylor and supply it with Scott, and why would not the reasoning of Henry Clay's letter apply as strongly now as it did then?"


1878 - DTD Sept. 15:2/3,4 - At the free Democratic State convention at Kelley's hall yesterday, R. E. Paine of Cuyahoga was appointed on the committee of ten to select candidates for congressional district electors and a candidate for judge of the supreme court. J. C. Vaughn, Edward Wade, H. B. Spelman, all of Cleveland, were selected to the state central committee. John P. Hale, free Democratic presidential nominee, spoke at the convention. J. R. Giddings presided.


1879 - DTD Sept. 15; ed:3/1 - The Richland congressional district nominated J. Brinkerhoff as candidate for the free Democracy. "Good. No


Abstracts 1880 • 1885

truer man can be found and if our friends work for him with a will, they
can elect him,"


1880 - DTD Sept. 16; ed:2/2 John P. Hale spoke in Cleveland today. "And to whom?... Men of thought earnest men - brave men in whose bosoms hatred was buried and prejudice set aside, and ambition hushed, and all, to know the truth.... One thought stood out in all Mr. Hale said, and was clear as the noon day sun. It was this, that the will of Ohio, that the will of the Freemen of the North, could root out slavery from American soil, and bless master and man, whenever they chose so' to do..." Hale will speak again tomorrow and the 18th.


1881 - DTD Sept. 16; ed: 2/2 - Hundreds of people unable to hear John P. Hale Sept. 14, insisted yesterday on a personal appointment. "The fires were burning brightly before he came to Ohio; but they glow now at full heat. A new impulse has been given to the cause. Its friends are inspired with new hope...."


1882 - DTD Sept. 16:2/4 John P. Hale will speak before the Mercantile Library association tonight at Kelly's hall. His subject is: "National Morality."


1883 - DTD Sept. 18; ed:2/2 - On Sept. 5 the Webster state convention met in Boston. An address was adopted, part of which is the following: "We call upon the friends of the Union everywhere throughout the country, to arouse themselves from the lethargy which is upon them, and to act with the vigor that becomes them - we call upon independent Whigs everywhere to reject an organization which will hand down the national government to a sectional fragment of their party in bands that they cannot approve." "Daily DEMOCRAT - "What now?

"What now? Will Mr. Webster except (sic)?" (4)

1884 - DTD Sept. 18; ed:2/2 - John P. Hale spoke Sept. 16 at Kelley's ball on "National Morality."

"Without reporting, or even giving an outline of the address, we would briefly notice, that Justice and Truth were prominently dwelt upon as the essential elements of National Morality and as the tests by which all national action should be judged. That equal and exact Justice, as enlightened and directed by Truth, should govern in the intercourse of notion with nation, and in the dealings of all governments, of whatever form, with all classes of their subjects...."

"The conclusion of his address was deeply impressive.... He... bid the young members carry through, that.., noblest offering a patriot could lay upon his country's altar,...a character distinguished for philanthropy and truth.


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1885 DTD Sept. 18; ed:2/2 Hiram Griswold spoke Sept. 15 at Empire hall. In his speech, Griswold is reported to have said of Hale: "But for the Whigs, he would have remained in obscurity, and only been remembered as a


Abstracts 1886 - 1892

POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS & ELECTIONS United States (Cont'd) weak minded Democrat who, for giving one honest vote, has been ostracised, and passed away."

"But let us hope, that every paper affecting to report Mr. Griswold's sayings and doings touching either the Scott platform or John P. Hale and his friends, may not always do justice to our neighbor. We, at least, will endeavor so to hope, even at the cost, if need be, of hoping against hope."

(6) 1886 - DTD Sept. 20:2/2 - General Scott will be met in the city today by a reception committee of the Scott club composed of five memders, among which are: William Case, Robert Reilly, and George A. Benedict.


1887 - DTD Sept. 21; ed:2/2 - "Our Whig friends gave General Scott a fine military reception last evening.... Our soldiers, led by gallant officers, looked well, and marched well, and, of course, did their best in escorting so famous a chieftain."


1888 - DTD Sept. 22; ed:2/1 - The Whigs are attempting to prove that the Pittsburgh platform is more pro-slavery than the Whig platform.

"Such chicanery will help no bad cause, and hurt no good one, for the dullest brain will riddle it, and those who use it, as if they were made of chaff.'



1889 - DTD Sept. 22; ed:2/2 Some people are distressed because John P. Hale did not endorse the Pittsburgh platform in his acceptance speech as the presidential nominee.

"Mr. Hale regards that platform as the best yet made, and will stand up for it, and abide by it, with the ardor and iidelity of a true patriot." (4)

1890 - DTD Sept. 22; ed: 2/2 - The HERALD notices Wade's remarks at Painesville and distorts the facts by claiming Wade named the other candidates in his speech on the harbor appropriations for Cleveland. He only declared that he would demand the appropriation as a right. He simply spoke on this subject as every man, Whig, Democratic, or Free-Soil, should speak. "We endorse the sentiment who does not?"


1891 - DTD Sept. 25:2/4 - The Hon. Leslie Coombs of Kentucky spoke to the Whigs last evening at Empire hall.


1892 - DTD Sept. 25:3/1,2 - Representative Giddings spoke at a dinner recently in Painesville. He told his hearers that as a veteran public servant he felt like a war-worn soldier. He mentioned that it was from Painesville that he was first cheered on to his discharge of public duty. In proper sequence he explained his fight against the slave trade, how he was denounced as an abolitionist, and the false charges placed against him of abstracting papers from the post office department. He concluded with an expression of gratitude and hoped his hearers would follow his principles. Several letters were read in which writers expressed their sorrow at being unable to attend.



Abstracts 1893 - 1899

1893 - DTD Sept. 28; ed:2/1 - Professor Fitzgerald of the University of
Dublin advises Irishmen to vote for General Scott and slavery. Daniel
O'Connell, although "dead," has urged his countrymen to vote anti-slavery.

"For, Irishmen, though it is doubtless your duty to hear Daniel O'Connell and Professor Fitzgerald you can heed but one of them. You must either spurn the Free Soil counsels of the former, or scout the Scott speeches of the latter. In God's name, we bid you hear those counsels; in that name, without violating the Decalogue, you can not heed these speeches." (17)

1894 - DTD Sept. 29; ed:2/1 - The New York TIMES lately protests against .' the popular notion that the private character of a candidate for public office ought not be scrutinized.

"The private character of a candidate is often the best means that could be furnished of his fitness, or unfitness, for the office to which he aspires."

(5) 1895 - DTD Sept. 29; ed: 2/2 - "Our Maine friends, we are sorry to say, will probably be disappointed of a visit from Mr. Giddings, during the present campaign. How it may be in regard to Mr. Julian, we are not prepared to state. But we think the good folks of the Lumber Commonwealth ought to be pretty well satisfied with a single stick of such timber as they will find in our Samuel Lewis..."


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1896 - DTD Oct. 2; ed:2/1 - Edward Wade is a candidate for Congress.

"It is of vital importance that this true and tried man be elected to Congress; and the prospects of his election are most cheering. Every man worthy the name of Free Soiler will certainly vote for him and very many from both the old parties will also vote for him."


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1897 - DTD Oct. 4:2/1 - The Free Soil committee of Mount Vernon, O., asked John P. Hale to define his position on Tilden. Hale answered by a letter Oct. 2, in which he said that he had a high regard for Tilden. He did not, however, commit himself in favor of Tilden.


1898 - DTD Oct. 4; ed: 2/2 - Chase, Townshend, and Pardee have been stirring up the people at Medina, Wooster, and the surrounding country.

"We are assured that the vote for Hale and Julian, in Wayne, will be three or four times as large as the vote given here for Van Buren in '48."

(3) 1899 - DTD Oct. 4; ed: 2/2 - It is idle gossip to say that Hale wants Scott elected.

"John P. Hale is for principle, and standing upon and defending that, he will not uphold in any way a party that opposes it."


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