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The Republicans of "Wake county
assemblednn Convention at the Court
House, in Raleigh, on Saturday March
23, 1872. The roll of Townships was
called, when the following delegates
answered to their names, viz:
Mat th exes J O Crosby, Allen
Morgan, Brian Hinton, Simon Reaves,
and A R Hodge.
Buck Horn D II Gardner.
House's Creek Josiah King, Riley
Yearby and Doc Chavis.
Mark1 Creek J F Rhodes, M G
Todd and J W Marshburn.
Middle Creek A D Jones, W M Sex
ton and Handy Hinton.
New Light J C Gorman, proxy.N
Oak Grove Willis Lowe, B G Ro
gers and J P Chandler.
Panther Branch T L Banks .and
r iiT'ii r
St. Mary's Allen E Haywood, J G
Andrews and Wiley Jones. j
swift Creek u u Badger and r J
Wake Forest G S Patterson R S
Perry, II Watkins, Robert Harris, A
B Flemming and G A Sanderford.
White Oak WTm Jinks.
Little BiverZ J Nowell.
Baleigh Wesley Vhitaker, John
Manuel, Mack Smith, W R Richard
son, Henry C Jones and A Magnin.
Eastern Ward W W White, R T
Bosher, Stewart Ellison, Campbell
Perry, Josiah King and II I Hughes.
Middle Ward C M Farris, Wm
Mitchell, T F Lee, David Gardner and
Western Ward J B Neathery, Theo
Joseph, J II Jones, T II Coates, N
Dunston and R Malone.
On motion, R. C. Badger, Esq., was
called to the Chair, and M. Grausman
and II. C. Jones were appointed Secre
taries. On taking the chair, Mr. Badger, in
a few well-timed remarks, explained
the object of the meeting.
On motion, a committee consisting
of one delegate from each Township
was appointed to draft resolutions ex
pressive of the sense of the meeting.
On motion, a committee was ap
pointed to recommend the names of
delegates to the State and District Con
ventions. While the Committees were out the
Convention was entertained with stir
ring speeches by Jas. II. Harris, and
Jo. . Holden, Esqs., who were re
Ieatedly and loudly cheered.
The committee on resolutions re
ported the following which were unani
mously received and adopted :
Besolved, That the Republican party
of the county of Wake, in Convention
assembled, anxiously desiring the in-r
terest, happiness, prosperity ana pencu
ofour beloved common county and
State, do hereby reaffirm our devotion
to the glorious principles of our organi
zation and pledge ourselves to use all
honorable exertions to vindicate and
uphold them tluring the approaching
Resolved, That we do most cordially
and heartily endorse President Grant
and his administration as having
brought untold blessings to our people
and greatly contributed to the general
welfare of the whole nation, and partic
ularly to' the Southern States of this
greatly Republic, and we pledge our
selves to use every laudable effort to
secure his re-nomination and re-electionbelieving
that the prosperity,
happiness and security of the citizens
of North Carolina rests upon his re-election
to the Presidency of the United
Ilesolved, That in Hon. Tod R. Cald
well, the Chief Magistrate of our belov
ed State, we recognize the true Repub
lican and the firm patriot. True to the
"Teat principles of our party, firm, con
scientious, and immovable in the dis
charge of his official duties, he especially
deserves the thanks of all our people
for his successful stand against the un
constitutional and revolutionary con
vention scheme of the ku klux Democ
racy last Summer which at one time
tre-itened our State with anarchy and
ruin, and he being our first choice we
hereby instruct our delegates in the
State Convention to use all honorable
menns to secure nis nomination as our
candidate for Governor in the approach
ing campaign. . .
Resolved, That in Hon. John Pool,
our Senator in Congress, the people of
North Carolina have a true and tried
friend an able statesman and sound
Republican; and while we have cause
to congratulate ourselves upon having
in faithfully a Representative in all
TestseiA, as Republicans
ofWake tender him our sincere thanks
for his efforts in securing an appropria
for a national building in our midst,
which, while it will give employment
to many of our working-citizens will be
alike the pride and ornament of our
'raSmf, That we endose the action
of Gov Caldwell in appointing Direc-tors-in
our penal and cWitable insti
tutions, and we denounce as false the
attacks on him by the Democratic pre
?rtrtizan purposes, and prompted
rj?ilre Tto create political capital.
by ian?fo1- the good of the State, and
S aSatbflS thS he has usiiall
Snnorable means for adjusting the dif
S?KS arising between his appointees
3 the Legislative -Boardsfirst by
offerin- Provisions to the pnsoners in
?he Penitentiary and Beciffld in pw:
refused by the
0ltJbSf -That the present General
a iSfif North Carolina has, by its
A&in n ible violations of the Con
fftffnSiiringthe sacred right
or """.i-iiv belonging to the Ex
powers sYeratingmembers of its
ecutive, inr5" tnoln to have aided
and abetteu vue u Klux Klan;
rauders knP J ield their
and in PfJhls forfeited the re
s0SSon "fan who love the
ten, but will gJJ? f that we ar
services of Gov. Holden , m
dently VSSSed to note that
State, and we are pla driving
Km toexilehUn made the man.
of his additional honor, and as his fellow-citizens
we are grateful for the con
fidence which has been reposed in him
by the national administration, know
ing that no one more deserves it than
he who from youth, in all difficulties
has maintained himself as a friend of
the working-man, a patriot and astates
man. I .
Ilesolved. That for the position of
Attorney General we know of no man
who would be more acceptable to the
Republicars of this county that Col.
Tazewell Hargrove, of Granville coun
ty. Originally a Democrat of the Jef
ferson ian-Jackson school which favored
the greatest good to the greatest! num
ber, he naturally finds himself allied
and identified with the erreat party of
freedom equal and exact justice to all.
The source of power in this govern
ment being in the people,' free schools
and general education are essentiaVto
fo good government and the perpetua
tion of free institutions. The learning
of the few is despotism; the learning of
the multitude is liberty, and intelli
gent and principled liberty is! fame,
wealth, wisdom and power; therefore,
Besolved, That the first and highest
duty of the Republican party in this
State is to take such measures as shall
wipe out the blot of illiteracy, which is
now the shairie of North Carolina.
Resolved, That the thanks of the poor
laboring classes of the South are due,
and for Wake county are hereby ten
dered to the Hon. George F. Hoar, of
Massachusetts, for his usefulness zeal
ous, philanthropic and successful efforts
to have the proceeds of the public lands
devoted to the education ot the illiter
ate children of the Nation.
Resolved, That the thanks olf this
State are especially due to our worthy
Representatives, C. L. Cobb and C. R.
Thompson, for their active co-operation
with Mr. Hoar, in his noble efforts
in favor of education.
Resolved, That in Gen. Wiley I).
Jones, we have a man reared amongst
us at a trade, upon whom the people of
Wake county have bestowed honors
for his honesty of purpose, his generos
ity and for the general representafrfve
character of the man, and we, the; dele
gates in County Convention assembled,
having confidence in his honesty, do
recommend him as our- first choice for
Congress, in 4th District of North Caro
The Convention was next addressed
by Gen. W. D. Jones in a forcible man
ner. His speech was well received.
Loud calls being made for Col.tS. T.
Carrow, he came forward and made
one of his happiest efforts. His speech
was a thorough vindication of Republi
can principles. He defended Gov. Cald
well from the violent attacks of the
Democratic press, and showed conclu
sively that in the matter of appointing
Dirpf-tors of the Penitentiary and other
institutions he had done notnmg jnore
than his duty. His remarks were re
ceived with hearty applause. f
Q. Busbee, Esq., was next called for,
but before he had concluded his re
marks, he gave way for the Committee
to recommend names of delegates who
reported throusrh Cant. T. F. Lee as
Bui ton's Creek Giet-u ieckwitli, K
A Thompson and Robt Chavis.
Buck Horn II Bennett, V II
Gardner and Ned Ballentine.
Cedar Creek J L Moring, Jno King
and Philip Boylan.
House's Creek AV R Perry, Isaiah
King and Daniel Tucker.
Little River A J No well, Burton
Hicks and Fagan Perry. j
Mark's Creek M G Todd, J W Marsh
born and Guilford Price.
Middle Creek A D Jones, W Sexton
and Hardy Hinton.
Xew Light II R Chappell, J O Har
rison and Mingo Hockaday. I
Oak Gro.ve Roland Gooch, B G
Rogers and Ransom Thompson.
Panther Branch Dr T L Banks, T
A Crowder and Peter Young.
Matthews?! B Williams, Ber
nard Abt and J O Crosby.
St. Mary's W J Poole, Wiley Jones
and Allen Haywood.
Swift Creek Sylvanus Beasley, B D
Pleasants and Wyatt Locklear.
Wake Forest II Watkins, R S.Perry
and G S Patterson.
White Oak B II Howell, F G Mor
ing and Jas Johnson. i
Raleigh 3 F Phillips, L P Olds and
Eastern Ward RTBosher, M Graus
man and Stuart Ellison. I
Middle Ward R B Ellis, C L Harris
and Wm Mitchell. i
Westei-n Ward II S Keith and N
The committee recommend the fol
lowing additional delegates :
Jo W Holden, Moses Patterson J II
Jones, G. W. Brodie, Mack Smith, J C
L Harris, James H Harris, Henry I Mil
ler, Theo Josephs, James Morgan,' Jno.
C Gorman, JTBackalan, J B Neathery,
A L Davis, M W Churchill, H J Hes
selbach, J J Nowell, O M Roane,- Jno
O'neal, T F Lee, Archibald Emory, R
C Badger, WD Jones, Hawkins j Jef
freys, Suas Smith, u J KQgers, ij 4sus
1 T . I ITT T T);n),0.i!nn I
DELEGATES TO DISTRICT CONVENTION.
Ttarton's Creek R A Thompson.- .
. rr 11 r T 1 1 i
1SUCK uom ii kj j-tfiaiuey.
Cedar Creek J L Moring.
House's CreekRiley Yearby.
Little River Willis High.
Mark' Creek H G Todd.
Middle Creek John Jones.
Xetc Light 11 R Chappell.
Oak Grove J P Chandler.
Panther Branch J L Britt.
St. Matthews G A Keith.
St. Mary's J G Andrews.
e.oiV Orfpl- Tt C Bad e'er.
7W V O
Wake forest u A oanaenora ami j
White Oak CS Jinks.
Maleigh Stuart Ellison and Jo W
Holden. ' . . "
Eastern WardJ P Prairie, Oscar
Middle WardT F Lee and Thomas
Bradford. . ' .
Western WardJ B Neathery, Nor
fleet Jeffreys. i
Additional Delegates W D Jones,
Charles Dunston, GW Brodie, C H
James H. Harris, Esq., moved that
so much of the third resolution as in
structs the delegates to use all honora
ble efforts for the nomination of Gov.
Caldwell be stricken out, but after some
discussion the motion was wiumrnwu,
The Convention then adjourned. .
R. C. BADGER, President.
H. C. Jones,
Warren County. .
According to previous notice the Re
publicans of Warren county assembled
at the Court House, in Warrenton, on
Saturday, March. lGth, for the purpose
of appomting delegates to the State
The meeting Was well represented by
the true patriots of the county. : j
The object of the meeting was briefly,
though pointedly, stated by Mr. John
On motion. Albert Burgess, Esq., was
.appointed Chairman, and J. Wm. H.
Paschall requested to act as Secretary.
On motion, the chair appointed a
a committee of five to choose two dele
gates to cast the vote of Warren county
in the State Convention, and" to draft
resolutions to lay before the meeting,
viz: John M. Paschall, J. Wm. H.
Paschall, John Shearin, Augustus
Falkner and James Plummer.
The Committee retired, completed
their labors and reported through their
chairman, J. Wm. H. Paschall, the fol
lowing delegates, viz: Messrs. John
A. Ilyman and J. Wm. II, Paschall, to
cast the vote of the county in the State
Convention, and the following as dele
gates af large, viz: H. W. Paschall,
Col. T. P. Alston, Buckner Falkner,
John Shearin, Jeremiah Wright, Taper
Hunt, William Davis, Augustus Falk
ner, Landon Johnson, and Richard
The report was unanimously concur
red in, and the following preambles
and resolutions were read and adopted :
Whereas, Our duty as Union loving
citizens of this vast and glorious Re-
Sublic again calls us -into the political
eld of action, to take an active part in
the approaching campaign, one in
which are involved vital and impor
tant interests the peace, safety and
prosperity of this great nation, the pro
tection of life and property, the enjoy
ment of religious and political freedom ;
And Whereas, The great National
Republican party has hitherto demean
ed itself with true dignity, dictated by,
and harmonious with, its grand funda
mental principles having never stain
ed its reputation by sanctioning crime
and corruption, but has on every occa
sion, condemned crime and corruption,
regardless of politics or color; and to
its enemies held out the olive branch,
and sought every honorable means to
quell the demon of bitterness which has
incarcerated itself in the breasts of our
enemies and the enemies of our coun
try ; therefore be it
Resolved, That the Republicans of
Varren county, in Convention assem
bled, nereoy declare tiieir undiminish
ed and unalterable attachment to the
principles of the National Union Re
publican party, for the following rea
: 1. We believe it is the only party
which renlly seeks to perpetuate the
government of the United States, and
thus secure to us and our posterity the
inestimable blessings of civil and reli
gious liberty ; .
" 2. Because the nation owes its very
existence to the Republican party ;
.1. Because that party has proved its
devotion to the principles of the im
mortal declaration of independence by
blotting from existence the last trace of
slavery in the American Union ;
4. Because it is the only party in ex
istence co-extensive with our country,
and therefore the only one capable of
controlling the destinies of a powerful
; 5. Because it is the only party which
guarantees full and free protection and
privileges to every American citizen,
without stopping to enquire what color
God has been pleased to give his skin,
or where he happened to be born;
6. It is the only party pledged to up
hold law and order, and which, ignor
ing Trejudice and caste, addresses it
self to the better impulses of our na
ture. f .Resolved, 2d, That first and above all
a3 first in deserts, and first in the affec
tions of every lover of peace and advo
cate of equal rights, we most cordially
endorse the administration of our Hero
President, the statesman and soldier,
the friend of liberty and advocate of
pSaee and equal justice, Ulysses S.
Grant, and most earnestly recommend
arid urge his" re-nomination for a second
term of office; by so doing we believe
the safety- of the nation and people
would be best secured, and the affairs
of the national government continued
in the hands of a wise and energetic
Resolved Zd, That in the estimation
of this Republican assembly there is
n6 man in all the national domain,
who, next to President Grant, deserves
to be honored in preference of ourpa
triotic exiled Governor, Wm. W. Hol
den, not only for his sterling loyalty,
patriotism and Union loving prin
ciples of Republicanism, but for his
sterling worth and eminent fitness
for the position, for the second seat
in the government; therefore we re
commend and ask his nomination for
the Vice Presidency. We believe the
loyalists of the nation owe fiirn this
merited honor. .
Besotted Ath, That our Republican
representatives in Congress, Hons. Jno.
Pool, C. R. Thomas and C. L. Cobb,
eminently merit our unqualified ap
probation, and deserve particularly our
esteem and gratitude. They have
proven themselves to be fearless and
uncompromising Republicans, com
bining the wisdom of the sage with
the loveof the patriot and the energies
of the experienced statesman.
Besotted 5th, That we heartily ap
prove and endorse the administration
of our Chief Magistrate and efficient
Qovernor, Tod R. Caldwell, and most
earnestly recommend and ask his re
nomination, and that the delegates
from this convention are requested to
advocate his claims in the State Con
vention. Besotted 6th, That we approve of the
course of most pf our Republican Re
presentatives in the General Assembly
of North Carolina, in their strict adhe
sion to the principles of justice and con
stitutional requirements, for their bold
opposition to partisanism in all its forms
and especially the bill to amend the
Constitution. . . ,
f Resolved 7thy That in the estimation
N. C, THURSDAY, APRIL, 4,, 1B72.
of this Republiean Convention 'there is
no man j in the Second Congressional
District who deserves to be honored in.
nf a farcin f rf etif 7va r1fC fl n fl nfttrfntiC
Senator, John A.1 Hyman. Ve,tthere-
lore, earnestly recomrneuu uau uiv umt
he be nominated to represent this Dis
trict in the next American Congress
His earnest devotion to the principles,
of Republicanism, to .the . interests of
his people, to the interests of jtheJwhole
State, entitle him to the? undivided
support of all Republicans of :the Se-,
cond Congressional District. We offer,
to John A. . Hyman the unfaltering
tha Rpnnhlicans of Warren
county, and ask our sister counties of i
tne jjisiricc to ioiiow sun. w ucucvc
when patriotism, and efficiency are
combined it is but fair and Just .that
each race should be; represented in all
the branches of our govern mi$t, when
it can be done with honor and safety
to the Republiean party.
BesolvedSth, That we again announce
our cordial adhesion to, and support of,
the doctrines and principles of the Re
publican party, as laid down in the
National platform, and we refleet with
increasing pride upon its glorious
works. 1 ft has proved that a free gov
ernment, based upon the will of a free
people, is the most substantial ; it sup
pressed and subjugated a gigantic re-
Krllirm rrmrlft fMtlZPnS of foT million
glavesleducatiug and protecting them I
i ,.4.Ki;l-.iyl iiiotiriaanH pnilitl I
US SUCH , it tBUluiiaiicu juonvv v-.
rights without regard to race, color or
previous condition. In perfecting the
National Constitution it has fulfilled
the words of the immortal Thomas
Jefferson, in our National Declaration
of Independence, "that all men are
created equal ; that they are endowed
by their creator with certain inaliena
ble rights ; that among these are life,
liberty and the pursuit of happiness."
Besotted 9th, That we disapprove and
consider the attempt in some sections
of the Union to divide the Republican
party ill-timed and unwise on the part
of Republicans. That we consider the
parties who are endeavoring to organ
ize, known as Liberal Republicans,
Free Traders, &c, naught but sugar
coated plums out of Democratic Con
fectioneriesbastards, sired by Demo
crats and darned by lukewarm and
Besolved 10th, That we condemn in a
most decided manner the partisan laws
enacted by the late Kuklux Legisla
ture. That we disapprove of many of
the amendments to our organic law as
proposed in the "Constitutional amend
ment bill" as a whole we condemn it
in a most decided manner.
Besolved Ufh, That we consider the
policy of the advocates of free trade
dangerous to the nation and destruc
tive to home labor calculated to fill
the overflowing coffers of the already
enriched landowner and impoverish
Besolved 12th, That our Representa
tives in Congress, who value the safety
and prosperity of the American Union,
and have the interests of the people at
heart, are requested to oppose the
scheme of the "Free Traders" with all
Besolved 13th, That we will support
with might and main the regular nom
inees of the National Union Republi
can party. . '
Bet-otved Uth. That the proceedings
of this Convention be sent to The Car
olina Era, with a reouest to publish
in Weekly and Tri-Weekly.
After the adoption of the foregoing
resolutions the meeting was closed with
short, but telling, speeches from Rich
ard Falkner and John A. Hyman.
One Democrat no, that name will not
do, for he said he was not a Conserva
tive, nor a Democrat, neither a Repub
liean, so wc are forced to prefix the well
merited epithet K. K. to Democrat,
(for he moves with that party). This
specimen of, not a Republican, not
a Democrat, not a Conservative,
not a WThig attempted a reply in
which he endeavored to apologize for
Democratic K. K. by bringing in the
Lowery banditti as Republican K. K.
and denouncing "white Radicals as
office-seekers" and applauding "black
Democrats as gentlemen," but was
soon forced to "go back" on himself and
became completely disgusted with his
effort and quit "short-off' and the
meeting closed amid roars of laughter.
..I- ALBERT BURGESS,
J. Wm. II.
j Mecklenburg County.
A Convention of the Republican par
ty of Mecklenburg county was held in
Charlotte, Saturday, 3Iarch 23d, for the
purpose of electing - delegates to the
State Convention. Dr. II. M. Pritch
ard, Chairman of the County Executive
Committee, called; the Convention to
order and nominated Col. Wm. R.
Myers as President, Samuel Berryhill
and George Andrews as Vice-Presidents.
On motion, they were unani
mously elected. Wm. M. Martin and
Capt. "T. D. Mc Alpine were elected
Secretaries. . .
On motion of J. W. Hood, the roll of
the d ifferent Townships was called, and
the delegates from each Township en
rolled. On motion of Dr. H. M. Pritchard. a
Commitiee of seven were appointed by
the Chair, to draw up resolutions for
the action of the Convention; The
Chair appointed as that Committee Dr.
H. M. Pritchard, Col. R. R. Rea, A. B.
Lawrence, Samuel. Berryhill, B. B.
Schehck, Alleck Hoover 'and J. M.
Brown. The Committee reported
through their Chairman, Dr. Pritch
ard,the following resolutions, which,
on motion of Mr. Hood, were unani
mously adopted: . "
Resolved, That the Union Republican
party, of Mecklenburg county,' adheres
to and reaffirms the great principles of
the party announced at the various Na
tional Conventions thereof.
Resolved, That we highly appreciate
the distinguished services of the emi
nent Soldier, the upright and practical
civilian Who is now the chief Magis
trate of this great Republic, and we
favor his re-nomination and re-election
to the office of President of the United
States. ' l'
Resolved, That the Union Republi
can party of Mecklenburg county fully
endorse and sustain the administration-of
Gov. Caldwell. That we es
pecially commend the" ffrm stand he
took against the unlawful calling of a
Convention to change the Constitution
I i II
of this State. And we believe that the
thanks of the laboring men of all parties
are - Jdue him - for ( his action i n
the premises,, whereby the homestead
law was saved from repeal and other
detrimental changes in the, organic law
prevented, and we know of no man in
.whose hands we might trust our stan
dard with greater, confidence.
I Besolved, That we fuljy endorse the
course of the Hon. John Pool our dis
tinguished. Senator, in Congress, and
we believe him to be the right man in
the right place. v
- Besotted, That the late so-called Con
servative Legislature, which was elected
on the pledges of economy and reform,
Jias disappointed the expectations of
all honest and "fair-minded men, and
that by denying the sacred right of pe
tition, by repealing the law to suppress
the ku kiuxi ajid by proposing to grant
amnesty to those who had been engag
ed in the criminal work of whipping
and murdering men for opinion's sake,
has justly earned the name of the
ku klux Legislature of North Carolina.
On motion of J. T. Schenck, the fol
lowing named gentlemen were unani
mously elected to represent the county
in the State Convention : . Dr. H. M.
Pritchard, J. W. Hood, Col. Wm. R.
Myers, Gen. Rufus Barringer, C. A.
Frazier, Capt. T. D. McAlpine, J. T.
Schenck, Coi.R. R. Rea, Jos. R.Gilles-
Sie, E. H. Bissell, Dr. Wm. Sloan, S.
f. Stillweell, Eli Hinson, A. B. Law
rence, Armstead Brown, -Wm. M. Mar
tin, Col. Wm. P. Bynum, Samuel Ber
ryhill, Amzi Morriss, Joe Strong, H.
B. Peters, John C. Davidson, W.J.
Eddins, R. W. Farriss, Capt. J. M.
Kerr, J. M. Turrentine, Peter Myers,
A. B. Schenck, J.- H. Harris, J. N
Kerr, Emanuel Lord and.Frank Alex
! Able addresses were made by Col.
Myers, Dr Pritchard, J. W. Hood and
? On motion, it was ordered that the
proceedings of the Convention be pub
lished in The Carolina Era' and
i On motion, the Convention adjourn
ed. WM. R. MYERS, Ch'm'n.
I W IK- ?' Secretaries.
1. U. iUUiVL.flJNJ, )
The Republican County Convention
of Rockingham county met on Wed
nesday the 20th day of March, and was
called to order by S. A. Douglas, Chair
man of the County Executive Com
mittee. Thomas A. Ragland was call,
ed to the Chair and Richard H. Wray
was made Secretary. ,
i The Committee on resolutions consis
ted of Dr. J. L. Scales, James Stephens,
T. W. Patterson, W. P. Spauldmg, C.
J. L. Williams, John Underdue and
Peter Price. The Committee retired
and the Convention was addressed S.
A. Douglas. At the conclusion of his
remarks, the Committee reported the
following resolutions, which were unan
imously adopted :
i The Republicans of the county of
Rockingham in Convention assembled
j 1. That the administration of Gover
nor Caldwell, surrounded as it has been
by difficulties, has been wise, just and
patriotic and eminently successful ; and
as Republicans, we accord to our Chief
Magistrate our sincere and heartfelt
12. That our unqualified approbation
is given the administration of President
Grant; and we believe his continuance
in power is imperatively demanded,
not only for the, safety and protection
of the Union men of the South, but for
the preservation and perpetuity of the
Federal Government itself. We there
fore hail with satisfaction the certain
indications of his re-election for another
term of four years. !'
3. We thank the Congress of the
United States for the protection afford
ed to the humble and defenceless peo
ple of the South, by the enactment of
laws destroying the power and -suppressing
the outrages of midnight ma
rauders and ku klux assassins; and we
rejoice that by means of the instru
mentalities employed, the freedom of
the ballot has been ensured and liberty
of conscience guaranteed.
1 4. That we pledge our earnest and
heartv support to those men who may
be selected by the State Republican
Convention as candidates to fill the
State offices. . '
5. That our delegates to the State
Convention are hereby instructed to
present thename of our distinguished
fellow citizen, Hon. Thomas Settle, as
their first choice for Governor, that in
him we recognize a man of magnetic
presence,- unsullied character, com
manding abilities ; a courageous and
ufi wavering Republican; and we be
lieve him to be a champion who would
lead us to assured victory.
After the adoption of the resolutions
the Convention was addressed by W.
S. Ball, Esq.
Tbe following were appointed dele
gates to the State Convention: Henry
Barnes, Col. Robert Gwynn, James
Stephens, Anderson Artis, Charles
Reynolds, Thomas A. Ragland, Thom
as Settle, D. M. Malloy, B. R. Webster,
John Foster, W, P. Spaulding, S. A.
Douglas, R. II. Way, Rufus Powell,
John L. Scales, Samuel Johnson, John
M. Lindsay, T. W. Patterson, Charles
J. L. Williams and Zachariah Groom.
The following were appointed County
Executive Committee : S. A. Douglas,
James Stephens, John M. Lindsay, D.
M. Malloy, W. P. Spaulding, C. J. L.
Williams and John Underdue.
On motion, The New North State, The
Carolina Era, and The National Be
publican were requested to publish the
proceedings of the Convention.
I THOMAS A. RAGLAND, Chn.
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New Hanover bounty.
At a meeting of the Republiean
County Executive Committee of New
Hanover county, held in Wilmington
Saturday, March 23d, 1872, the follow
ing preamble and resolutions were
unanimously adopted r
Whereas, The people of the State
of North Carolina, are once more called
upon for their suffrages in the ap
proaching State and Presidential cam
paigns, and ia view of the Republican
State Convention to assemble at Ral
eigh on the 17th of April next ; ,
Besolved, That we approve of and
cordially endorse the administration of
President Grant, that it i$ a matter of
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gratification and pride to us, that under ,
his administration, our national debt
has hppn reduced, confidence restored, j
and the national credit established upon j
a firm .-basis, reduciug at the same time j
the taxes and the national debt. i
Resolved. That we-pledge to Presi-
dent Grant our support in future, as he
has received it in the past.
Besolved, That the thanks of the peo
ple of North Carolina are due to the
Hon. Jno. Pool, our United States
Senator, and that his unwearied and
persistent efforts in calling the atten
tion of Congress to the existence of the
Ku Klux Klan and more especially in
bringing to justice the members "of that j
organization, thereby re.stor!'.'x peace
to the State and putting an end to the ;
midnight assassinations, entitle him t: r
the profound gratitude of the entire na
tion. ' . . ,' '' 'y ",, -;
Besolved, ThAt w e cheerfully endorse j
the Admin!ratioii of Gov. Tod H:
Caldwell, und that his unflinching firm-
ness and steadfast des'otion to the prin
ciples of the Republican party, secure '
for him the approbation or every loyal j
son of JN ortn uaronna. .
Besolved, That in Gen. Allan Ruther
ford, the Republicans of North Carolina
possess a zealous and immovable friend
and exemplar one to whom the inter
ests of the people may be confidently
and happily entrusted; and that we
present nim to the Republicans of this
district as the candidate," pre-eminetly
the choice and hope of the people, for
the position of Representative to'Con
gress. " - ' -
The following gentlemen were ap
painted Delegates to the Republican
State Convention, to be held in Raleigh,
on the 17th day of April next : Jos C
Abbott, Allan Rutherford, W P Cana
day, Geo L Mabson, E M Shoemaker,
Geo W- Price, Jr., J Rumley, Jas A
Lowrey, J W Schenck, Jr., Alfred
Howe, Jos C Hill. S H Manning, J C
Mann, Anthony Howe, Wm S Benja
min, Duncan Holmes, G P Rourk, A
J Denton, Wm H Gerkin, li SServoss,
Joseph II Neff, Owen Burney, L E
Rice, Edgar Miller, E J Pennypacker,
Wm Mcljaurin and Wm H Thurber.
Columbia John L Holmes.
Federal Point Jos Davis,, Stephen
Keyes and Sol Reaves.
Masonboro Elijah Hewlett, William
II Moore and J G Wagner.
Harnet Ed McCabe, -Delaware Nix
on and Jason Loftin. ,
Grant Chas Fay, Andrew Nixon
J L Capps. v x .
Holly George Page.
Bocky Point George Z French and
Union George Burdoe and Elijah
Cape Fear Wm Moore, 'Murphy
Ward and H E Scott. .
Caswell Alonzo Brown, John New
kirk and Henry Hall.
Lincoln John Bell, W J Blivens,
and Cudjoe Larkins.
JAS. A, LOWERY, .
Jos. C. Hill., Secretary.
Pursuant to a call of the Executive
Committee the Republicans, of Carteret
met in Convention at Beaufort on
Tuesday, 19th inst.
The Convention was organized by
electing J. R. Doughty, President, M.
Jerkins, Vice-President, W. II. Con
gleton and M. J. Davis as Secretaries.
On motion a committee of seven
were appointed by the Chair to draft
resolutions, expressive of the sense of
the meeting, who after deliberating re
ported the following, which were unan
imously adopted :
We, the Republicans of Carteret
county in Convention assembled, do,
Resolved, !. That in the future as in
the past we will adhere firmly to the
principles of the National Repubju an
2. That the administration of Gen.
Grant has been consistent with the
principles of the Republican party and
eminently just, wise, and humane and
such as fulfills his pledges, and deserves
our undivided and cordial support.
3. That ye endorse the administra
tion of Go vl' Caldwell, and applaud the
firm and able manner in which he has
discharged the duties of hfs high office,
and we generally regret that he has
npt had the co-operation of Legislature
to enact laws to aid in the develop
ment of the immense resources of the
State, to give us peace" ami confidence
in the suppression of m.diright assas
sins, 'Ku Klux; and we hereby tender
him our cordial and hearty support.
4. That we regret the action of the
late Legislature in so changing the
Congressional Districts as to throw us
out of the District which is how so ably
represented by Hon. C. R. Thomas, a
patriot who stands first in the affec
tions of the people, and one whom we
have alwaysdelighted to honor, and
for ability, true patriotism and devoted
Republicanism is second to none in
5. That the Republican Senators and
Representatives in Congress from North
Carolina merit the approbation of their
constituents for the firm, ablo and en
ergetic manner in whicl lthey have
discharged their duties. . :
6. That we have hoard with unalloy
ed, joy the! booming of .the first gun
from New Hampshire, which gives us
unfailing tokens of a glorious victory
in November, from the "Granite hills
of the East to the Golden shores of the
The Conventiouhen proceeded to
elect delegates to represent the county
in the State Congressional and Sena
torial Convention, as follows :
To the State Convention W J Bush
all, J C Codner, G W Jerkins, Daniel
S Weeks, James R Doughty, A C Da
vis, John Randolph, Sam'l Hooker, M
J Davis, S J Carrow and John Lewis.
As alternates; A A Congleton, O C
Pearce, C H Bell, Noah Jackson, A C.
Thompson, J L Gurthrie, J B, Mann,
Henry Elliott, Virgil Williams, W B
Duncan, D B Dickinson, Washington
Thomas, Wm . Holt, Lewis Stephens,
J J Hopkins, David Parker, S Turner,
D G Garner, F. W. Gibble, J E Henry.
W H Congleton, M C Phelps, David
Sparrow, P D Murphy, Elijah White
hurst, J B Whitehurst, Samuel Wind
sor. J W Barker. C CBell, Jer. Abbott,
Geo. Dill, M F Arendell, A J Fulcher,
David Roberts and I & Kamsey.
To the Congressional Convention
David Parker, W P Bushall, Henry
Elliott, I H Hill, I D Murphy, John
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' Zr-Contract Advertisements , taken at
I proportionately low' rates. ' j
Professional Cants, not exceeding Iktiu are.
: will te publishetljoue yoar for ?2. .
Randolph W H Barker, Virgil ",Wi
liams, A A Cougleton, S Turner,, A ,
To the Senatorial Convention J' S
HIM.-.T L Gurthrieand A C Davitf : a
ternates, J B Mann, S Turner and M
V B Davis. - ' !
; Ou motion it was ordered , that the
Eroceedings of the Convention be -pub-shed
in The Newbern Times; Golds
boro' News, Wilmington Post and. Car
olina Era. ! . .
a ian mnivptl Thnf the thanks of the
Convention be, and they are1 tendered
to the officers of the convention.
J. R. DOUGHTY, President.
M. Jerkins, Vice-President.
W. II. CONGLETON, r,.
M. J. Davis, i 1 .
" Secretaries'"" r'
Beaufort lli jcowinity Township.
A meeting of the Republicans of
Chocowinitv Township was held at'
Carrow's Mills, on the Ski day of March
1872, for the purpose of appointing del
egates to the County and District Cori
iron ti'in j v hirh . Assemble in Washing
ton, N. C, on.Saturday the 30th day of
March, i 1
On motion of Mr. Elias W arren, Wm
H. von Eberstein, Esq., was chosen as
Chairman, and D. McMonroe,: Secre- .
tary. '.'! " f ' 1
'The chairman explained the object of
the meeting in a few appropriate re
marks." i -- J
On motion, the chair appointed the
following delegates; to-wit: WR Ellis,
Shade wortnmgton, u Mcmonrw,
Elias Warren, John Harding,
On motion the Chairman was added
to the list. ' '1,1
The following resolutions were adopt
ed : I !'
..Besolved, That we approve the ad
ministration of Gov. Caldwell, and fully
appreciate his noble efforts -to preserve'
law and order in the State. , . I
Besolved, That we approve the ad
ministration of Gen. Grant; that We
stand by Constitution of the United
States and all the amendments added
thereto, and that we intend to use our
united efforts to bring about a lasting
peace to our beloved country. I I
. Besolved, That we endorse Col. S. T.
Carrow, United States Marshall for the
able and impartial manner In which he
has discharged the duties of-his office
Besolved, That a copy of the minutes
of this meeting be sent to . The Caro
lina Era with a request to publish.!
On motion the meeting adjourned to
mPot.nn Rninrdav the 30th of March.
in Washington, N. C, to elect delegates
to represent the county of Beaufort In
fhp Ktato Convention to be held in
Raleigh, on the 17th of April, 1872.
Wm. II. von EBERSTEIN,
; . - Chairman.
D. McMonroe, i . I
At a meeting of the Republicans (f
Hyde County, March 7th, 1S7L' it be
ing Court week, the meeting .was or
ganized by the 1 appointment to the
Chair, Dr. A. J. Glover and Dixon B.
Moore was requested to act as Secre
tary. The Chair named the following
committee on resolutions: Benjaml:i
D. Gibbs, Garrison Hudson, Roger X .
Moore, Eli II. Guirkin, John J.Ob -Gowan
and Edward Stanley, , who re
tired for consultation . and presented
the.foliowing: I - j
Besolved, That! we, the Republican
party of Hydet-ounty, heartily endorse
the administration of President Grant,
as wise, just and economical and that
in our opinion, the hope, of our coun
try safety depends upon his re-election.
That we cheerfully endorse the
administration of Gov. Tod RJ Cald
well, and tender him our heartfelt
thanks for his efforts in behalf of Peace.;
On motion, the Chair .appointed
1 ixon B. Moore a delegate lo attend
the State Convention, with iusl ructions
to east the vote for Hon. Tod It; Cald
well for Governor. - I
On motion, Edward Stanly,. Dixon
!.' Moore, Evin Saundeivou, ,.. Robert
Cart wright, Dr. GloverVvere appoint-.
ed delegates to attend the District Con
vention. In case of no delegate attend
i'ig in Raleigh, Col. S. T. Carrow is ap
pointed proxy. , j-j i:,(r. j
On motion, a Committee was ap
pointed to wait on Joseph J. Martin,1
llsq.; requesting him to address -the
meeting. Mr. Martin in a speech of
over two hours look, a general review
of the Republican party. , I j '.
On motion, the proceedings of i his
meetings be published in IheEhzatv
City North Carolinian, and Carol1
kra, the meeting then adjourned, ,
A. J. GLOVER, Chairman.
Dixon B. Moore, Secretary.
What President uiiant ha
DONE l oll THE. W0ltKINJ-MEX. TllO
laboring man who has earned two dol
lais to-day has received forty cerlts,
in gold value, more than he .would
have received three years ago this day.
There has been added twenty per cent,
to every, dollar the. laboring men .f
this country have earned this day
t hese many months ; and it has been
added because of the signal fidelity and
ability witb which that pledge has
been kept to maintain the faith of tho
nation, honestly collect tho .revenue,
reduce expenses,, and extinguish the ,
national debt as fast as possible. i
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There has been collected, under Gen
eral Grant's administration, in, three
years, nearly twelve hundred million
dollars nearly four hundred .mtllioas
a year ; there has been paid out nearly
a thousand millions dollars; making
about twenty-one hundred million dol
lars. We have lost out of this im
mense sum, In all the departsments of
the Government, , a million and ! a
quarter less than a, fifteenth part of
one per cent! .'. . . , . I
We have paid out, during these three
years, ninety million "dollars, In pen
sions, and we have had five defalca
tions, all of them soldiers, and four -of
them shed their blood for the country.
But the Government has not lost a dol
lar, for the agents made good their ac
c unts, or their bondsmen did it: for
them, -, .,.-. t:- : ;t ,:.
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