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Democratic National Convention

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Baltimork, Mny 25tli, 1848. The Convention asserubled at the ususi hour Uiis morning. The following is the result of the ballotings for President; fiist ballot, Cass 125, VVoodbury, 56 ; Bucliannn, 54 ; paljas, S ; Calhoun, 9; Wortli, G; no rhoice ; total 253. Seoond ballot, Cass, 153; Woodbury, 5G ; Buchanan, 59 ; Dallas, 3 ; Worth, 5 ; no dioico. Third ballot, Cass, 156 ; Woodbnry 51 ; Buchanan, 50; Woith, 5; lotal,262. Founh ballot, Cass, 179 ; Woodhury, 3S ; Buchanan, 33; Wonh, 3. Gen. Ciirs was declared duly nominated. Siissio.v. - Tlie Bain-Bnrners having whhdrawn throiigh Mr. Smit Ir, pre.-rnied a piotesl agninst the aclion of ihe Cunventiun, and dec-lining to take seats with ihe Hunkers, on the ground that they, the B.iin-burners alone ivereentitled to the seats. Mr. Dickenson, on the part of the Hunkers, made a speech, in which he said, bis friends could nol sit in the Convention consisiently with propriety and dignity. Sorne parts of Mr. Dickenson's speech were very influmrnatory, and somt1 of the New England delegation took offence, and threatened to lenve ihe Convention if bis rernarks tvere coniinued. He conlinued by lendering to the Convention a restgttntion of fellowahip, bis only wUli beiiig to )lace New York right. The Convention then proceeiied to the nominaiion ofVice President, witli the fullowing result : Gen. Wm, O. fiuiler 114; John A. Quiltnan, 74 ; John W. Mason 24; Win. H. KingF20; James G. Mc.Kay, 13; Jiffüison D.ivis 3 ; No ehnire on the serond ballot. Grii. Biillur was nnmiiwiied, having received 255 votes, being all except New York, which did not vote at all. The Convention then adjouined.