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The following resolution from the llomblican platform, adopted at (Jhica;o, at the time Mr. Lincoln was noranatcd for the Presidency, ig intended as a list of charges against the administraron of Mr. liucHANAN ; but how strongy it applies to Mr. Lincoln and his acts. There is not a single charge in the reaoution which we quote but what can be proved against Mr. Lincoln and his adminiatration in a court of justice : " Resolved, That while the constitution of the United States was ordained" and estabüshed by the people in order to fortn a more perfect uniou, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the coranion defense, and secure the blessings of liberty, and contains ampie provisiont for the protection of life, liberty and property of every citizen, - the dearest constitutional rights of the people of Kansas have been fraudulently and violently taken frpui them - their territory bas been invaded by an armed force - spurious and pretended legislativo, judicial and executive officera have been set over them, by whose usurped authority sustained by the military authorily of the foverntnent, tyrannical and unconstitutional laws havo been enacted and enforced - ' test oaths of an entangliug na ture have been imposed as a condition of exercising the right of suffrage and holding offices - the right of the people to keep and bear aruis has been infringed - the right of an accused person to aspeedy and public trial, by an impartial jury, bas been denied - the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effucts against unreasonable searches and geizures bas been violated - they have been deprived of life, liberty and property without due procesa of law - the ïreedom of speech and of tho press ' - the right to chooe their representatives bas been made of no effect - murders, robbenes and aisons havo been lustigated, and the offeuders hare been allowed to go unpunislied - that all these things have been done witb tbo knowledge, aaoction and proettrement of the preseut administratioD ; and that for thia liigli crime agaiDst the constitution, the Unioo and huraanity we arraiga the President, bis advisers, ageuts, supporters, apologista and aecessories, eitber beforo or after tbc fact, beforc tlie countrj and before tbe world; and that it is our fixöd purpose to bring the actual perpetrators of these outrages and tbeir accoroplices to a sare and condign punishment hereafter.1' Jgy Hen kt Barns, editor Of the Detroit Advertiser and Tribune has been autLorized to raise a negro regi ment. At tho meeting of the Common Coancil, oí Detroit, on Tuesday even ing, he presented n petition asking them to pay a bounty ol $50 to each one enlisting irom thie or any other State, all to be credited to the quota of Detroit. L37 Tho War Department has issued a general order forbiddiog offi eers or men leaving the calora or ranks to take private property, undor the penalty of death. L2C" A moeting of the National Democratie Committee is called to meet at the St. Niebolas Hotel, in New York, Sept. 7th, for the purpose of fixing the time and plnco t holding the next Democratie Nnitional Conrantion. E5 General Rosecrana hae been to Washington, and his mission is pronounced a completo success. S& Col. Daniel Munger, well known throughout this State, died at hia reuidence in Detroit, on Tuosday, the 19th inst.


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