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Voice Of The Democratic Press Against The Nomination

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The following opinions of the Press, of the East and West, are taken f'rom the American Frecrnan, pubüshed at Milwaukie. The Nominees. - We do not place the namen of T.pwis Oass and Wm. O. öutler at the heacï of our columns, because we Can m no event cordially support the nomination of the Baltunore Convention, and very probably may not support it at all. We do not look upon Gen. Cass as a great'man, nor as a good man, nor as i firm man. The first qualih'cation we could excuse, for it is not to be expected always, or even commonlv, in peaceable times, even in Presidents, and the administration of John Tyler, a bad one certainly, but one that could do io considerable evil, proves that the want of it may be powerless for great II, or for good. We do however require a good man and a firm man, and not one who can make constant compromises of' opioion for the sake of office, as Cass and Clav have done. The course of Cass on the Wilmot Proviso, was one that ought to have mi't. the reprobation of men of all parties. It was a shift'ng for the sake of office ; or, if not, the change of opinión on the part of Mr. Cass, ought to havo led him to abandon all idea of the presidency at a moment wben his pohtical opinions on so important a subject, were so Tude and undigested that neither he nor his friends could understaiid the ground he had taken, or, whether, amid his constant change, he had yet finally settled himself upon firm ground. # We honestly hope another nomination may be made by Democrat9. Defeat, we should look upon as sometliing of a rnisfortune but not so great a one as success under such circumstances. The Southport Telegraph speaksthus of the nomination : " We do not place at the head of our columns the names of Lewis Cass and Wm, O. Butler, for the Presidency and Vice Presiden cy. We have at least two good reasons for it. We do not consiiler them in the first place, legitimately the candidates of the Democratie party of the nation, and under such circumstances feeling absolved from all obligation to support them in virtue of party requirements, we in che second place, do not considor them, or al least the Presi'dential nominee, as a fit representalive of Democratie princip'es." He seconds the proposítion for a State Convention to make another nomination and says : " There is not a democratie editor in the State however he may try to deceive himself and his readers, but thinks a more unfortunate and objectional nomination than that of Lewis Cass could not be inade. Why notthenthrow aside hypocrisy, act like men, stand up for the right and fal! in a good cause, rather than by vitiating the popular mind, prevail in a bad one." The N. Y. Globe says : " Had the representatives of N. Y. been allowed to take part in this nomination, it will :e seen that a two-thirds vote would not have been obtained for Gen. Casa. We are gratiied that such was not the fact, and that we are thus relieved from all responsibility for a nomination which reflects deep disgraceon the parties by which it was made." The Albany Atlas, the organ of Barnburners, repudíales the nomination in the following strain : " Whether other States will regard as of any obligation a nomination secured by this kind of juggling, remains to be seen. As to New York, she has had no place in this convention, no voice in ita rules, no partinpaiion in the nomination and has had no judgment and no honest hearing of her claims. To say that she will repudíate the nomination might mply that some shadow of obligation orseeming tie bound her to the decisión of the Convention. It is not so. We believe we speak the sentiments of the democratie massos of tha StatP, wlien we say that they will regard lliis nomination as'athing concerning which they lave no responsiluliiy, vvliich is not addressed to them, and concerns them not. They will tale theit own action in regard to the future. They are powerful enough to do so as the intriguers and fanntical sectarians, who have broken the seal of the democratie party and scat tered its fragments, will find to their sorrow." Again : " The Demcrats of New York will not in any contingency vote for the ticket nominated at Baltimore. Because, N. Y. had no representaron in the convention, but was insulfed by the tolerated presence of the bolting conservativo (lemagogues from this State. Because, the prnsidential nominee was chosen by less than two-thirds of the convention - the fraudulent evasion being accornplished by the exclusión of N. Y. Because, he was nominared nnder a sectional test, inrompaliHle with the existence of a national democratie party. Because he is pli'ilged by his deolaration to veto anv liill extending the Jpffersonian ordinance of Freedom, over the new Territories, or any part thoreof. Becanse he is the candidate of the money power of the North, in conjunction with the oligarchy of the South, and is the chosen opponent of the Canse of Free Soil, Free Trade, Free Labor and Free Speech. And lastly, because he has been guilty of moral treason in the cause of Republicanism. The embassador of the United States to the Court of Louis Phillip, when tliat monarch had betrayed the pledges under which he was chosen Citizen King, and had entered on the path of absolntion over his own violated honor as well as over the rights of the people, Mr. Cass volmileered the task of being his apologist anil defender. He justified, he eulogised, he fawned upon the tyrant. He milisnedthe Republicans, and revamped the trumped up plots and disclosures which the royal pólice liad got up with the secret pnrpose of strengthening the monarchy and making republicanism odious. The representative of the only repulilic, he lowered himself to a task which no minister from the European Despotism would have deigned to undertake. In his treason to republiciinism, he selected for the object of his adulation, the betrayer of Lafayette, and he industriously maligned the penple of France, who had learned from their fathers, or allies in the Revolvtion, the doctrines of liberty. Such a man may make a bargain to consign to slavery, the territories conqnered' by our brave troops, as a condition of his election to the Presidency, hut he has not the confidence and hus no title to the votes of the Republicans." Gen Cass has found no favor in South Carolinia. Hcar the Charleston mercury : " We refuse to yield ourselves up bound hand and foot, registered for use, and to be disposed of hy those who cannot themselves contrilmte a single vote to the election of the man they nomínate ; those who may select D. Wiimot, Hannibal Hamlin, Marcus Morton, John A. Dix, or some other ' Barnburner,' as their standard bearer, with abohtion on its TöIcTs, lor' T,ewis Cnss. or somc other cquivocating betrayer of our rights."