To the Associated Press.
We have been permitted to copy the following correspondence between J. O. Glover, of Ottowa, and chief justice Caton:
OTTOWA, SEPT. 24.
To J. D. Caton:
The democratic convention here just passed resolutions by almost unanimous vote, condemning the president's proclamation.
J. O. GLOVER.
SPRINGFIELD, Sept. 24, 1862.
To J. O. Glover, Ottowa:
I expected it. I regret the proclamation as an ill advised measure.
It is a tub thrown to the Abolition whale which may endanger the whole ship. It cannot change the actual status of one negro from what it would be without it. It weakens the hands and lays an additional burden on the shoulders of those who are exerting every energy to support the government in this war to uphold and restore the constitution, and to suppress this rebellion. May God, in his mercy to our bleeding country and endangered constitution, grant that it may have no worse results than meet the disapproval of the democrats of the free states, whose whole souls are engaged in the prosecution of this war. They cannot be drawn from their support. They will prosecute this war with an untiring energy, while those who have extorted this unwise measure from the president, will be clamoring loudly for a peace by separation. Seven months hence you will see these words indicated.
This country is ours to uphold, and this government is ours to maintain as much as they are those of the president, and although he has one an unwise or unjustifiable act it will not warrant or induce us to abandon them, but stimulate us to greater efforts to uphold and vindicate such sacred interests. Whatever the administration may do this people will defend and uphold their government and country until the constitution shall be established over the whole land.
J. D. CATON.