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Civil War Newspapers
Ulster County, New York

The Enrollment.
The Enrollment for Ulster and Greene counties is completed, but no time is fixed yet for the Draft here. The following, we believe, is the quota for the first class:

ULSTER COUNTY.—Denning, 80; Esopus, 586; Gardiner, 192; Hardenbergh, 52; Kingston, 1703; Saugerties, 807; Lloyd, 251; New Pa;tz, 221; Marlborough, 268; Rochester, 425; Shawangunk, 312; Shandaken, 238; Olive, 316; Plattekill, 193; Rosendale, 249; Marbletown, 375; Woodstock, 187; Wawarsing, 797; Hurley, 197. Total, 7,429.

GREENE COUNTY.—Ashland, 115; Athens, 349; Cairo, 219; Catskill, 737; Coxsackie, 359; Durham, 287; Greenville, 259; Hunter, 164; Lexington & Halcott, 208; Jewett, 93; Prattsville, 129; Windham, 165; New Baltimore, 251. Total, 3,335.
Grand total 10, 784.

Kingston Argus and the Draft.
Mr. EDITOR:—Enclosed find an article on the draft, cut from the columns of your neighbor of the Argus last year. I was so impressed with its sound and patriotic tone at the time, that I walked right down and subscribed for his paper. And I do not cite it now for any captious purpose, but as an answer to much of the twaddle that is going the rounds of the press in relation to the draft. I hope that your neighbor has not gone back upon the sentiments herein expressed, and that he, at least, does not take off and put on the coat of patriotism at the dictate of party. Here is the article:

[From the Kingston Argus.]
The idea seems to be gaining ground daily that a draft upon American citizens is a stigma upon their patriotism and a stain upon their nationality. For our own part we do not see how such an act as a Government's using its power to the uttermost in putting down a rebellion, stains its fair fame or stigmatizes its people.—Rather than being a disgrace to us as a nation, this exponent of the power of the Government and the duty of the people, is a token of its grandeur and its strength. We want the men. The foe threatens us at the very entrance of our National Temple. Are we to wait for soldiers until he plants himself upon its threshold? Because the quota of 600,000 men is not raised in a State or district, need that State or district feel disgraced by asserting in their limits the supreme law of the land, and the bringing out under it, men enough to handle the muskets requisite to drive back the rebel foe? By no means.
Many argue that conscripts will not fight so well as volunteers; but where are braver soldiers than the English, more enthusiastic ones than the French, more devoted than the Germans? Let every man, in the firm faith in which he has been taught, cling to the supremacy of the government of his country. And how is this to be done? Certainly not by saying that "the draft is a bad thing"—that "it makes poor soldiers"—that "we ought, as a people, to pray the Government to wait until we have enough by volunteering." Our course is plain. It is every man's duty to impress upon his own and neighbor's mind that the call to arms by the Government is no disgrace to either Government or citizen—that the soldiers called out under this power will be just as brave and as true as those in the volunteer force, and that every man ought to hasten to the rescue of the land that gave him birth, and the Government that has protected him and his ever since.

WEDNESDAY.............AUGUST 26, 1863.
A Shameful Injustice.
The Conscription Act under which the draft is made provides, in the 12tb Section, that the President shall assign to each district the number of men to be drawn therefrom, taking into consideration the number of volunteers which have been furnished from the said districts, and to make the assignment of the numbers so as to equalize the number of volunteers and conscripts among the districts of the several states and within each state.
By the rule adopted by the President the Governor of each State has brought forward the number of volunteers furnished, and those volunteers where the number claimed by the Governors has compared with the figures at the office of the Secretary of War, have been credited to those States, under the direction of the Governor. Thus in our own State, after a careful examination and calculation of time for which our volunteers enlisted, has been found to have furnished 4,695 volunteers in excess of the number called for by the President.
It appears to be settled, however, that those towns and counties which have furnished an excess of volunteers over their quotas, are NOT to be credited with such excesses on the present draft. The responsibility for this rests upon Gov. Seymour, who confesses that his Adjutant-General, instead of having such excesses credited to the respective localities to which they belong, procured their credit, by his order, "to the State at large." The taxpayers in the towns and counties which claim excesses have, therefore, the comforting assurance that the benefits of those excesses, which cost them time and money, are enjoyed equally by localities which were scandalously in arrears.
No greater injustice could have been perpetrated. We have produced the figures showing that Ulster has sent fully 5.000 three year volunteers to the war—a number equal to her quota of an army 1,250,000 strong; whilst it is perfectly notorious that some portions of the State have been lamentably remiss in meeting the demands of the Government. By the arrangement of Governor Seymour, Ulster, which ought to be exempt from the Draft under any fair rule of calculation, is called upon to make good the deficiencies of other localities.
Our sons and brothers are compelled to go to the battle field that Schoharie, New York City and other delinquent districts, may escape its hardships and its perils.—And for this palpable and shameful injustice, let it be remembered, we are indebted to Gov. Seymour!

Might Have Been Avoided.
The assurance of Gov. Seymour's friends that in the event of his election a draft should be avoided, contributed more to his success than any other one point in the canvass. This expectation of the people, we hazard nothing in saying, might have been realized, and the draft waived, if the Governor had been less sedulous in advancing the interests of the Democratic Party than in promoting the true interests of the State. It seems that as early as April last, Gov. Seymour was consulted by the National authorities concerning the draft. Now had the matter been taken promptly in hand, we make no doubt that the quota of New York could have been readily filled by volunteering in the intervening time. Instead of so acting, however, the Governor has been content with raising quibbles against the Conscription Act to subserve partisan ends. The four precious months thus wasted, and worse than wasted, if earnestly employed, would have secured us all the volunteers wanted. Gov. Seymour is, therefore, really responsible for the draft, which he, through his friends, promised to avert.—Let the people, whose confidence has been abused, bear this in mind.

Mass Convention.—The loyal Young Men of this State propose holding a mass Convention at Syracuse on the 3d of September. We trust that measures will be taken to have old Ulster largely represented on the occasion.

RESISTANCE TO THE ENROLLMENT IN ULSTER COUNTY.— Mr. Samuel Williams, senior, of Rondout, Ulster county, while engaged last week at the village of Ponkhockie, in that town, in enrolling the names of persons liable to draft, was driven from a house by a party of men, women  and children, armed with swords, axes and other implements, who threatened the old man's life.

Sheriff's Proclamation.
We copy the following from the Argus of last week:
July 27th, 1863.
To my Fellow Citizens of the County of Ulster, and all whom it may concern:
With profound regret I have been notified that a conspiracy has been concocted, having for its object the destruction of public and private property in our county, should our Government persist in enforcing the draft. I do hope the report has been exaggerated. I cannot seriously entertain the thought, after due consideration, that Old Ulster, time-honored for its law-abiding proclivities, would now forget her dignity, her history and her obligations, by getting in a false position.
What a lamentable spectacle we should present to the world, if mob law and anarchy should reign triumphant through the land! Then, indeed, we might say we had no country; for what is a country without wholesome and benificent laws? Our Constitutional privilege is, if a law is found oppressive, we can repeal it; but as long as it continues a law of the land it is our duty as good and loyal citizens, to bow to its authority. By that course (as experience has taught us) our safety, happiness and National respect is promoted.
Now allow me to say, that as yet, there has been no official notification received on the subject of the draft. When there is, due notice will be given; and then should the necessity arise for the employment of force to sustain the laws and save our country from disgrace, I, as Sheriff of the County of Ulster, relying on the support and willing co-operation of all good citizens, hereby declare, in accordance with the power in me vested. that I shall use all the necessary means at my disposal for the suppression of riot and outrage; and should force have to be met by force, let the law abiding and well disposed citizens stand by the constituted authorities, and our laws will be sustained.
But I sincerely hope that reason and the good sense of the people of this country will prevent such a lamentable and wicked exhibition as that of American citizens, particularly citizens of Old Ulster, rising in organized defiance against their government and laws.
D. WINNE, Sheriff.

Orgnization of the National Guard.
At a meeting of citizens of the several towns comprising the Second Assembly District, of the county of Ulster, held at the hotel of William Steen, in New Paltz, on Saturday, July 18th, 1863, for the purpose of proceeding to organize the National Guard, or State Militia, under the order of the Governor, the following named gentlemen were chosen officers of the meeting:
President—David L. Bernard, of Plattekill.
Vice Presidents—Floyd McKinstry, of Gardiner, Oscar Hasbrouck, of Plattekill.
Secretaries—Alfred Terwilliger, Marbletown, Ward D. Gunn, of Plattekill.
At the roll-call every town in the District responded.
The business of the meeting being stated, the Hon. George T. Pierce, of Esopus, made a few appropriate and stirring remarks, after which,
Dr. Lounsbery, of Marbletown, offered the following Resolution, which was unanimously carried:
Resolved, That in the light of recent events, we cordially respond to the Order of the Commander in-Chief of this State, with reference to the organization of the National Guard, and that we will forthwith proceed with the organization of the same.
On motion of William H. Suydam, the following Resolution was unanimously adopted:
Resolved, That a Committee of three persons from each town be appointed by the Chair, to take the necessary steps in their respective towns, with reference to the organization of the National Guard, and to represent to the Commander-in-Chief suitable persons for the command of companies in such towns, until such companies are complete.
The Chair appointed the following Committees:
Esopus—John Griffiths, Wm. Hathaway, M. B. Wheeler.
Lloyd—Samuel D. Bond, Philip Leroy, Jacob J. Hasbrouck.
Marlborough—Dr. Quick, David W. Woolsey, John H. Baxter.
Plattekill—Oscar Hasbrouck, Thad. Hait, Uriah H. Decker.
Gardiner—Abner Hasbrouck, Abram D Bevier, James Dolson.
Shawangunk—Edmund Bruyn, Edward Bruyn, James Baker.
New Paltz—Jacob M. Hasbrouck, Jacob Lefever, Wm. H. DeGarmo.
Rosendale—Taylor Decker, Silas Snyder, Dr. Schooonmaker.
Marbletown—Dr. Lounsbery, F. O. Norton, George H. Davis.
On motion of Mr. Suydam, it was
Resolved, That the parties who have the town rolls shall have one for Cavalry and another for Battery of Artillery, and that persons shall have the privilege of joining either.
On motion of Hon. Jacob Lefever, it was
Resolved, That we congratulate the Country upon the important services rendered by our fellow citizen, Gen. Butterfield, late Chief of Staff of the Commanding General of the National forces, and that we are happy to learn that he is to become a permanent resident of this Assembly District.
On motion of Jacob M. Hasbrouck, it was
Resolved, That we have heard with sincere pleasure of the signal successes of the National arms at Gettysburgh [sic], Vickburgh [sic], Port Hudson and elsewhere on the soil of the Union, and that we trust those triumphs are destined to bring with them a speedy and enduring peace to our distracted Country.
On motion of Ira H. Elting, of Plattekill, these proceedings were ordered published in the New Paltz Times and all other county papers.
On motion of Mr. Pierce, it was Resolved, That this meeting do now adjourn to meet at this place on Saturday, the 8th day of August next, at one, P. M. at which meeting the above Committees are requested to report the measures taken and the progress made by them respectively.
The meeting then adjourned.
The Courier says, Capt. McGraw reports the following casualties in his command:
Killed—Michael Carrol, Bernard Smith.
Wounded—Lieut. B. Byrne, Sergeant M.
O'Brian, Corp. H. McParland, John McGuire.
Missing—Sergt. James Curran, Sergt. W.
Robinson, ____ Cunningham, Wm. Hunt, P. McCredden, P. Marker, Daniel McGraw, Patrick Welch.

HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION.—We publish this morning the proceedings of the last meeting of the Historical Association. These reports are first published in the Courier, the official organ of the institution. We correct several mistakes made in the first publication.

An adjourned meeting of the Ulster Historical Society was held at the Court House in Kingston on Wednesday June 24th, 1863, President A. Bruyn Hasbrouck, LL. D. in the Chair. Minutes of last meeting approved. Secretary reported contributions to the archives of the Society from Messrs. Peter Erben of New York, J. K. Trumpbour of Kingston, J. Watts de Peyster of Tivoli to whom acknowledgments had been made.
Rev. Mr. Scott presented and at request read an original "Testimony" of the loyalty of certain inhabitants of Shawangunk to King George 3d at the commencement of the Revolution. The thanks of the Society were presented to Mr. Scott and the publication of the paper ordered.
The following is the paper:

Of our unshaken Loyalty and Incorruptible
To the Best of Kings
Of Our Inviolable affection and attachment
To Our Parent state and The British
Constitution Of our abhorrence of and
aversion To
a Republican Government
Of Our Detestation of all Treasonabl [sic] associations
Unlawfull Combinations Seditious
meetings Tumultuous Assemblies
and execrable mobs and of all measures
that have a Tendency To alienate the
affections of The People from their
Rightful Sovereign or Lessen their Regard
for Our most Excellent Constitution.
And To make known To All Men
That We are Ready Chearfully Ready,
when properly Called upon at The Hazard
of onr [sic][ Lives and of Every thing Dear
and Valuable to us, To Defend The King
To Support The Magistrates in the Execution
of The Laws and to Maintain The
Just Rights and Constitutional Libertys
of Freeborn Englishmen.
This Standard
By The Name of The Kings Standard Was
Erected By a Number of His Majestys
Loyal & Faithful Subjects In the Precincts
of Shawangunk & Hanover In
the County of Ulster On the 10th day of
February In The 15th year Of The Reign
of Our most Excellent Sovereign George
the Third
Whom God Long Preserve.

In the absence, (from sickness) of Archibald Russell, Esq., chairman of the committee on Pratt Monument and the Records of the Ulster and Greene Regiments, that Committee asked and received further time to report, and it was granted.
Resolved, That the Committee be requested by corresponding with persons in different towns, to procure the biographical sketches necessary for a complete record of all who have gone from this district with the several Regiments therein.
Resolved that the Rev. Mr. Bentley be requested to communicate to the Society for publication any circumstances of interest in regard to the suffering and heroism of Serg't Terwilliger of the 20th N. Y. S.
M. wounded at Bull Run.
Rev. John Minor and Doctor L. Lounsberry and Rev. E. W. Bentley, became members of the Society.
Adjourned to meet at 8 o'clock P. M. at which hour the Rev. Mr. Temple delivered an address commemorative of Colonel Geo. W. Pratt, late Secretary of this Society for which he received from the President in the name of the Society the expression of profound thanks. Adjourned.

Army Relief Association.
The following named articles have been sent to the army by the Ladies Army Relief Association of Stone Ridge:
71 muslin shirts.
30 woolen shirts.
25 woolen drawers.
49 muslin drawers.
20 sick-gowns.
45 pairs of woolen socks.
12 pairs of pillow cases.
19 feather pillows.
49 cushions.
49 towels.
93 pounds of dried fruit, apples, peaches, plumbs and currants.
7 bottles of currant wine.
3 quilts.
1 woolen blanket.
16 pairs of woolen mittens.
14 pairs of pants.
1 pair of shoes.
1 vest.
16 packages of old linen, lint and woolen yarn.
6 spools of cotton, tape, needles and pins.
15 pairs of slippers.
5 linen handkerchiefs.
3 boxes of bandages.
8 bottles of currant jelly.
3 jars of canned fruit.

A Rousing Meeting.
The meeting commemorative of the victories of the Union armies, in this village on Friday evening last, was large and enthusiastic. The Court House was crowded to excess, and large numbers could not gain admittance.
Organization was effected by electing the following officers:
President—Wm M. Mapes, of Tusten.
Vice Presidents.—H. Atwell, Ira Knapp, John Dougherty, James Turner, Nathaniel Jennings, Spaulding A. Royce, N. D. Maffett.
Stirring speeches were made by C. V. R. Ludington, H. R. Low, W. J. Groo, B. L. Ludington, and N. D. Maffett, Esq's.
Cheers were given for Gen. Grant, Gen. Meade, and other successful officers.
The Band was present, and added much to the occasion by discoursing good music.
Afterwards the meeting adjourned to the open air to see the fire-works. As the greater portion had "failed to connect," the latter display was restricted to some sky-rockets.

JUNE 11, 1863.
Loyal League at Milton.
In pursuance to a call, the ladies of Milton, on the Hudson, met at the Friend's Meeting House on Thursday evening, May 28th, for the purpose of organizing a Woman's Loyal League. At half-past 7 o'clock the meeting was treated with the "Star Spangled Banner."
The assemblage was then called to order by Mrs. Ketcham, who nominated Mrs. Sarah H. Hallock for President, who was unanimously chosen. On motion of Mrs. Phebe Hallock, Miss Ella Woolsey was chosen Secretary.
On taking the chair, Mrs. Hallock made a short address, setting forth the necessity of unity among the women at such a time as this, for the encouragement and aid of our brave soldiers who are periling their lives on the battle field for the putting down of the rebellion.
Mrs. Ann Hallock, Mrs. Phebe Hallock and Miss Mary Woolsey were chosen as a committee for drafting resolutions.
Mrs. Farnham, of California, then spoke at some length. She was happy to find the women of this town moving in such a glorious cause. It was the duty of women everywhere to form Leagues. They could bring unbounded influence to bear, both upon the soldiers in the field and that element at home known by the name of Copperhead.—Should the young ladies, by this she meant the unmarried ladies, (people have a fashion of calling unmarried ladies young, and married ladies old,) openly and on all occasions, declare themselves in favor of the Union and a vigorous prosecution of the war, it would be but a short time before every "Copperhead " would declare himself a true Union man. The fruit season was coming on and it was our duty to dry and otherwise prepare fruits for the soldiers, and she suggested that those who had not time to attend to it themselves should invite some friend from the city, who was patriotic enough to work for the soldiers, to spend a few weeks with them and make jellies, preserves &c. It was a great source of pleasure and encouragement to the soldiers to receive letters, and those who could do nothing else might write to them, &c.
The Committee on Resolutions next reported the following, which were read and unanimously adopted:
Resolved, That we recognize in the present struggle of the Nation a necessity for the earnest efforts of every loyal woman and man calling themselves American, to support the Government by any and every measure worthy the cause in which it is engaged.
Resolved, That to this end, as women, disabled by our sex from bearing arms in the field, we will seek every opportunity to cultivate, both in our family and social relations, the spirit of true loyalty to the Government and faithfulness to freedom, of which it is the representative in this conflict, and to serve our soldiers by all such means as we are able to command for their moral and physical help in the terrible emergencies of war.
Resolved, That this League adopt for its Motto, "Liberty, Loyalty and Co-operation" and while we pledge ourselves to humanity and our Government in the first two, we equally pledge ourselves to the women of the country in the last, to full and hearty cooperation with those who are of like minds with us, wherever and whoever they may be, in supporting the Government in its calls upon the men of the country, whether they be our fathers, sons, brothers or husbands, in every practical work whereby we may inspire them with a higher heroism, or relieve their sufferings in camp or on the battle field.
Resolved, That we earnestly and affectionately appeal to women everywhere in the Loyal States to take like measures, or some others that will equally conduce to harmony and unity of action among themselves, for the attainment of the same ends.
The Secretary then made a few brief remarks in relation to the influence that woman is capable of exerting over the minds and hearts of the brave men who are engaged in the struggle for the Union. She read the following extract from a letter lately written by a soldier in the army of the Potomac: "While we rely upon the strong arms and willing hearts of the soldiers now in the field, to bring about a speedy and honorable peace, there is no influence more potent than that of a purely Patriotic Lady.—She exerts a powerful influence, and I am too happy to say that I believe the ladies, despite the efforts of that loathsome and detestable class of persons at the North, who style themselves 'Peace Democrats,' are all right."
Mrs. Ordway then made a few remarks with regard to letter writing. The soldiers were eager for letters; she had just received a letter from a soldier who, when a boy, had worked for her a short time, stating that he had no friend in the world to correspond with, and therefore begged her to write to him.
After a few more remarks by the President, the following Pledge was read and adopted:

We, women of the Republic, pledge our selves loyal to Justice, Humanity and the Government in the conduct of the war.
The meeting then adjourned, to meet at the same place at 7 1-2 o'clock, on Thursday evening, June 11th.

Historical Society.
The Ulster Historical Society met at the Court House, in this village on Monday last 8th inst., pursuant to announcement. The attendance was not as large as desired, therefore but little business was transacted—and an adjournment was made to the 27th of June inst. The address, commemorative of the late Col. George W. Pratt, by Rev. Mr. Temple, of Esopus, will be delivered in the evening.
It is earnestly hoped that the adjourned meeting will be well attended, and that an increased interest will be felt and manifested. Mr. Temple's address will doubtless be one of rare merit; he should, therefore, and for other reasons, have a large audience to entertain.
The Kingston Argus says that Ex-Capt. William Van Wagenen "was restored to his former position in the service by President Lincoln, at the request of U. S. Senators Ira Harris and Edwin D. Morgan." Then, all we have to say is, they must have been imposed upon and deceived, likely by such Januses and pseudo Union men as the editor of the Argus, who denounces the President for every thing he does except yielding to Democratic demagogues.
The national anniversary celebration did not take place at Rifton Glen, in this county on the 4th, as announced, on account of the unfavorable state of the weather. But, on Monday afternoon and evening the promised exercises and pic-nic came off, and were very entertaining and satisfactory.
A large number of persons were present. In the evening, an oration was delivered by Rev. J. G. Oakley, to a large and attentive audience. The receipts, which were for the benefit of a new Methodist House of Worship, were fully up to the expectations. The committee thankfully acknowledge the following from those who were not present. Maj. Thomas Cornell $25, E. B. Newkirk $10, Wm. F. Romer $10.
Copperheadism has received a tremendous blow. In Kingston they are as mum as lock-jawed pigs. One felt so chagrined over the great Union victory that, we understand, he skulked away in a corner and refused to converse with any one.

SOLDIERS' RELIEF ASSOCIATION.—The next meeting of this Association will be on Wednesday next, at 2 o'clock P. M., at the house of H. Wisewell.

The dwelling houses, located on Division street, Rondout, which were consumed by fire on Monday week, and which we noticed last week, were occupied by the following named persons and their families: Michael Quinn, owner; Widow Ryne; Widow Lynch; Widow Fitzgerald; M. Johnson; M. McGrath; John Call; John Hockey; John Gice; Patrick Hannon; and Michael Murray. Johnson and McGrath lost nearly all their household goods. Widow Ryne lost some $30 in money, and a good share of her things. The rest of the occupants were fortunate enough to get many of their things out of the burning buildings. The fire was caused by a candle having been left burning near the curtain of a bed. The flame soon caught the curtain, setting it on fire, from which the flames spread to other parts of the building. No insurance.
The body of Peter Peterson, the colored cook, supposed to be the last victim of the ill-fated Greenwood, was found lying in the bottom of the wreck when it was raised. The body was so wedged in between the broken timbers and machinery, that it was found impossible to get it out until the wreck had been hauled out on the ways. The body was finally extricated on the 27th ult., placed in a coffin and has since been buried. Peterson was probably at work in the cabin below when the sad accident occurred. He was no doubt instantly killed.
An extensive copper mine has been discovered on the farm of David Schoonmaker, in the town of Rochester, in this county, and is likely to prove the richest ever worked in this State. The farm was leased some years since by A. S. P. Snyder, M. D., of this village, for the purpose of mining. On the 19th ult., the lease was purchased by D. D. Bell, who immediately commenced operations, and has already made important discoveries. We learn that the mine is now owned by Dr. Meeker Gorham and M. G. Bell.
The appointment of Jacob Sharp to the Colonelcy, and Thomas Fowler to the Lieutenant-Colonelcy, of the 156th Regiment, is officially announced.
At a meeting assembled at Honesdale, Pa., on Monday week, for the purpose of raising militia companies, the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company subscribed $5,000 toward the movement in that county.
Rev. A. H. Gesner, pastor of the Episcopal church of Rondout, has accepted a call to preside over a large and flourishing parish at Leroy, in Genesee county, N. Y.
The Ulster County Temperance Society will meet in the Reformed Dutch Church of Ellenville on the 21st inst.

THE CHALLENGED RACE.—At the late inspection of the firemen of this village, American and Wiltwyck Hose Companies were competitors in a race. That race was won by the American boys. The Wiltwycks feeling confident that they could beat them, challenged the Americans for $100, to run them at such time and place as they might designate. The challenge was accepted, and the 4th of July, between the hours of 1 and 2 P. M. was named as the time, and the late camp grounds the place for the race. The distance run was 800 feet, carrying 400 feet of hose. The two Companies ran side by side, the Americans coming out about four feet ahead. And so the Wiltwycks lost. It is proper, however, to state that comparatively few of the boys took part in the race—their ropes being filled by members of Rapid Hose Company of Rondout, and by others; and not only that, but fresh hands would fall in as the tired fell out all along the track of the American boys. However, be that as it may, American Hose won.

Patriotic Present.
The Wiltwyck Hose Company of this village was the recipient of a splendid wreath of artificial flowers, worked in "Red, White and Blue," with evergreen and gilt trimmings--a gift from Mr. and Mrs. Albert Kugler. The presentation was made in a speech, by A. Schoonmaker, Jr., and responded to, on behalf of the Company, by P. Harlow. The present was made on the 4th, and was merited by the faithful, active and honest boys of No. 1 Hose.

Veracity at Fault.
The Kingston Argus accuses Union men of "attempts to fasten the stigma of the recent disturbances in New York city and elsewhere on loyal Democrats." This is untrue of the Argus; disloyal Democrats were thus charged. Does that print consider Andrews (one of the editors of the Daily News, a Democratic organ), who was arrested in bed with a negro woman, a loyal Democrat? What were the mobs composed of but Democrats? Did they molest a Democratic printing office or even the residence of a Democrat? Not at all; Union men were their victims. The Argus seems to be as unfortunate in its veracity as its logic.
It is rumored that the Copperhead editorials of the Kingston Argus, which have disgraced that paper of late, are written by a precocious official, who has lately assumed the principal leadership of the Democratic party in this county, and who imagines he has the whole weight of the party upon his shoulders. We have thought recently that the Argus articles bore his ear-mark.

Exploits of an Ulster Boy.
We take the following from Edmond Kirk's sketches of "What I saw in Tennessee," As it relates to that effective officer, Col. Wilder, who is a native of Ulster, it ought to be interesting to our reader:
At every station on the Nashville road, the traveler sees indications of the fierceness of this struggle, and evidences of a valor worthy of the most heroic ages. At Munfordsville, on a little mound overlooking the Green River, is a low earthwork encircled by a shallow ditch, and enclosing less than acre of ground. There Col. Wilder and a small bond of raw Indianians arrested the northward march of Brass's army for 40 hours.
"It is the whole of Bragg's force! It is madness to resist! We must surrender!" exclaimed one of Wilder's lieutenants.
"I know we must surrender. But we'll do it when they make us," replied the brave commander.
Five thousand Rebel muskets belched fire upon them during six hours, but crouching behind those mud walls that handful of brave men sent back a storm of hail that mowed down the advancing ranks, as the scythe mows down the summer grass.
"Surrender at once, or we'll give no quarter," was borne to them by a flag of truce.
"We ask none," and the work of death went on.
Fifteen thousand men, six deep, their bayonets gleaming in the sun, then enveloped that little hill, and again and again, within thirty feet of that frail breastwork, poured in their deadly volleys, but at each discharge clear and loud rang out the words; "Aim low, boys. Let every shot tell!" and broken, and decimated the assailants fell back to their quarters.
At sunrise of the third day another flag approached. "You are brave men. We would spare your lives. We have posted cannon at every angle. We can level your intrenchments in half an hour!"
"I do not believe it; convince me of it, and I'll surrender."
They led him out. He saw the guns, and surrendered.
"If he had held out another half hour I should not be here to tell you of it," said the quiet young corporal who told me the story.
Into a stagnant pool at the left of the fort 350 mangled Rebels were thrown at nightfall. Seven hundred now lie buried in the woods hard by. How great a graveyard for so small a town.

The Celebration.
The Fourth was observed in good spirits at this place, but not in the style a clear day would have permitted. The rain delayed public demonstrations till noon, though Jubilee appearances were wanting no where, and the noise of cannon and bells was quite sufficient.
The procession was marshaled by Chief Engineer Frame, B. B. Hoornbeek, Esquire, Sheriff Winne, Committeeman Hayes and Deputy General Schryver. It was composed of a Band from Peekskill, Firemen of Kingston and Rondout and their visitors, and carriages carrying the village Magnates and other main men of the occasion.
The Oration by Rev. Mr. Peck was given in the Armory. It was sound and sensible, and also able, eloquent and intensely patriotic. One of its other merits was, that no part of it was knocked into pi by the flapping of the eagle's wings.
The other performances were various.—The tilt of the Hose boys was interesting. The Fourth of July dinner at Host Decker's Hotel was the simon-pure thing. The guests were made exceeding glad on seeing the grand array of delicacies and substantiate, and soon the bon-mots were as profuse as the bonne bouches. Towards evening, the celebration became every body's business. All went in, apparently rejoicing in anticipation of the coming news of the war. Some jubilated in groups, others hunted after jocundity in couples, and others still took to ecstasy "on their own hooks."
Rain ruled out the pyrotechnic feature of the programme for the night, and that matter stood adjourned till Monday evening, when the art projective was exercised on the Armbowry. A vast crowd assembled to see the rockets tear the sky and to witness the darkness vanish before scintillations, fiery curves and flaming wheels. The display came off in due time, and it was good as far as it went, but the grand promised of the performance was non est inventus.

THAT WAR SERMON.—Agreeably to announcement, Rev. Mr. M'Kown, of the First M. E. Church, in this village, last Sunday evening delivered from his pulpit one of the most excellent and patriotic sermons it has been our privilege to hear for some time. The Church was quite uncomfortably crowded by people of the several denominations about us, to listen to this eminent divine. He dwelt at length upon our late victories—using the most beautiful language. Traitors at home as well as those abroad, were handled without gloves; while the sneaking copperhead felt the weight of his words, and since then has uttered hardly a hiss. He was for peace, but not until the infernal rebels were completely subjugated—and then the crowning light of liberty and freedom would span the whole Union.—The sermon was so well received, that many have expressed the wish that it might be published.

The Fourth to Kingston.
The 87th Anniversary of American Independence was celebrated in this village in a becoming manner. At intervals throughout the entire day it rained, making the streets extremely muddy and disappointing everybody, notwithstanding the rain hereabouts was much needed..—The inclemency of the weather necessarily put a damper on some of the proceedings, but as a whole, the programme for the day was very well carried out. From early in the morning until late at night, appropriate demonstrations were kept up.
The Peekskill Band arrived the previous evening, by the Mary Powell, and about 1 A. M., they serenaded Rev. Mr. Peck, the chosen Orator for the day.
At daybreak, the boom of a cannon aroused the sleeper, sending forth upon the morning air the voice which spoke peace to the United Colonies of America,
At sunrise, again did it belch forth with a roar for every State in the Union; while the Church bells of the village rang out their merry peals with an ardor that only such a day could incite.
Owing to the rain the procession was not formed until n6ar 12 o'clock, and not so full as expected. Gen. Samson was not present, and the duties which had been assigned to him, fell upon his Aid, Charles Schryver. The Marshal of the Day, Samuel Frame, was assisted by two Aids, Benj. B. Hoornbeek and Davis Winne. Among the invited guests present and in the procession, were Hook and Ladder Company, Engine Co's 2 and 3 and Rapid Hose Co., of Rondout. The procession moved through several streets, headed by the Peekskill Band, and followed by the Firemen of Kingston and Rondout, Orator, Reader, Ministers of the Gospel, Board of Directors, Committees, Guests, citizens and strangers. The Oration, &c., were had in the Armory building. Rev. Mr. McKown opened by addressing the Throne of Grace with an eloquent, impressive and tamest prayer. The Declaration of Independence was read by H. W. Tibbals, Esq., in a highly creditable manner. The Oration, by Rev. Mr. Peck, was well received. The ceremonies here were over about 8 P. M., when they repaired to Decker's (Eagle) Hotel, where a splendid dinner had been prepared for the Band, Invited Guests and Committees of Arrangements. At the table various toasts were drank, speeches made, and cheer after cheer fell responsive upon the ears of the jubilant party. That mine host of the Eagle "knows how to keep a hotel," all who partook at his festive board on this occasion will testify.
Late in the afternoon the Hose Carriages repaired to the Camp Ground, to contend for the two prizes in the race. Rapid of Rondout, Excelsior and Wiltwyck of Kingston, were the competitors. The distance ran was 1000 feet, carrying 400 feet of hose. The Excelsiors were the first to run; followed by the Wiltwycks, which met with an accident in running over a boy, but who was not, we learn, much injured. The boys, however, "picked her up" again and sped to the end of the race. Then followed the Rapids of Rondout. The following is the time made:
                                                Min. Sec.
Excelsior .................................. 1    27
Wiltwyck..................................  1   13
RAPID.......................................      51
The display of fireworks was postponed until Monday evening, owing to the storm. A great number from all around had come in town to witness the display only to be disappointed. The ground was certainly unfit to stand upon; and Mr. Langworthy, in whose hands this matter rested, very wisely postponed the display for another evening.
At sunset the cannon was again heard to thunder forth its fire and smoke, amid the ringing of the loud sounding bells.
And so passed the 87th Anniversary of American Independence in Kingston. Had the day proved pleasant, the Celebration would have passed off with much greater enthusiasm, and a feeling of better satisfaction would have pervaded the general heart. As it was, that memorable day was celebrated with great ardor and zeal by all. The good news received from the Army of the Potomac, on the morning of the 4th, acted as an incentive to renewed effort in the celebration.

First District Convention.
The friends of the Union and of a vigorous prosecution of the war for its maintenance, in the several towns comprising the First Assembly District of Ulster, are requested to send delegates to a Convention to be held at Schryver's Hotel, in Kingston, on Thursday, Aug. 27th, at 12 o'clock, Noon, for the purpose of selecting delegates to the Union State Convention.
District Committee.

Second District Union Convention.
Those who are in favor of unconditionally sustaining the Government in the suppression of the Rebellion and preservation of the Union, and of the maintenance of law and public order, are requested to meet in the several towns of the Second Assembly District of Ulster, to appoint Delegates to a Convention to be held at at the Hotel of B. D. Smedes, in the village of New Paltz, on Thursday, Aug. 27th, at 1 o'clock p m, for the purpose of selecting Three Delegates to the Union State Convention.
         District Committee.

Third District Union Convention.
The friends of the Union and of a vigorous prosecution of the war for its maintenance, in the several towns comprising the Third Assembly District of Ulster, are requested to send delegates to a convention to be held at the hotel of Cornelius Davis, in Shokan, on Saturday,
August 29, at 12 o'clock noon, for the purpose of selecting
delegates to the Union State Convention.
By Order of the Committee.

[Reported for the Rondout Courier.]
Rev. Mr. Quackenbush, of Brooklyn, preached in the Presbyterian church, in this village, on Sunday morning and evening, the 8th inst. His text, in his morning discourse, was taken from 1st Sam. 1.25. As a preacher he has few equals. There is a distinctness in his sermons which indicates that he understands how to reach the hearts of his hearers. Below we give a synopsis of his morning discourse:
"And they slew a bullock and brought the child to Eli."—1 Sam. 1.25.
These words seemed almost uncouth in their simplicity, but they contain a truth and a depth of wisdom which requires the teachings of the Spirit to fully comprehend their spiritual signification.
The narrative informs us that 3,000 years ago a family group set out from
Ramah to worship at Shiloh. We wit-ness a whole family led to the Lord. Let us for a little time follow this group as they journey toward the temple. They drive along with them three bullocks and have the additional offerings, an ephah of flour and a bottle of wine, according to the demands of the Lord. The religion of this good man demanded sacrifice and he cheerfully acquiesced. It was not of a cheap character, but expensive.—Elkanah had for many years prior to this, went up yearly to the house of the Lord, but his journey this year was marked with peculiar interest. Surrounded by his wives and children and laden with the best productions of his fields and vineyards as an offering to the Lord.—In the family group there was one on whom the fond parents doted—the gem of the family, and the object of this journey was to lend him to the Lord.—And first, we are told they slew a   bullock—an offering was made. This gift was a token of thanksgiving. It had, however, a deeper meaning, (Elkanah was a Levite) the act was done in obedience to Law. Any man might bring a sacrifice. In its painful death it showed the awful effects of sin, and the necessity of shedding blood in order to atone for the transgressor. The pious Levite had a consciousness of the demerits of sin as he witnessed the bleeding sacrifice offered in his behalf—he looked forward to that perfect sacrifice of which the blood of bulls and goats was merely typical.—Observe next They brought the child to God. There must have been a contest as they entered Shiloh's gate. How must that mother's heart have been wrung with anguish for years? How busy all that time to find a substitute? Of the deep heart aches, long nights of weeping. But the spirit of the Lord enabled her to overcome her feelings. See how the Lord was served. The child was brought, the pet lamb of the flock. We see in this little verse of scripture the nature of true religion.
We have an altar also, Justice sees sin and demands satisfaction. We cannot atone for our sins by our tears. No man was ever known to let off a henious [sic] offender for a few tears. The atonement must be in propitiation. Can the
Righteous God take the innocent victim and cause him to suffer the consequences of our sins! Is then unrighteousness with God? No! How is it with ourselves? Why should not God through his Son show his love to a ruined world? By this one voluntary offering made by the Redeemer for us, we draw nigh to God with full assurance. The thunder of Sinai is stilled. We look around and triumphantly ask who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died. Some perhaps will find fault and object to this view and say your faith gives heaven for nothing. Will a man expose himself to danger, when there is nothing to win? yours is lazy waiting salvation. This is plausible, we meet this objection with facts. One fact in the text is, they made the offering and fulfilled their vows.—What we have seen at Shiloh, has been repealed. The law of the Kingdom of grace is unchangeable. The atonement must conquer. The sinner conscious of his desert, who flees to Jesus and is received in the arms of his love, is effectually won. He desires to labor for Jesus, he hates former course, and says with the apostle, "I am determined to know nothing but Jesus Christ, and him crucified." Is such a one likely to be an idler? He desires by day and night to labor for the honor and glory of him who died for him.

The draft in this district, we understand, will be made by towns, alphabetically. The number to be drafted from Class No. 1, in the respective towns of this district, is as follows:
TOWNS.                            WHOLE NO.
Ashland                                   115
Athens                                     349
Cairo                                                 219
Catskill                                    737
Coxsackie                                359
Durham                                   287
Greenville                                259
Hunter                                     164
Jewett                                        93
Lexington and Halcott             208
New Baltimore                        251
Prattsville                                129
Windham                                 165
Denning                                     80
Espus                                      586
Hardenburgh                             52
Gardiner                                  192
Kingston                                1703
Saugerties                                807
Lloyd                                       251
New Paltz                                321
Marlborough                           263
Rochester                                455
Shawangunk                            312
Shandaken                               238
Olive                                                 316
Plattekill                                  193
Rosendale                                249
Marbletown                                      275
Woodstock                                        187
Wawarsing                              797
Hurley                                     197
Total or Class No. 1 in the District......10,784
The aggregate of the Second Class in the district is 5,267.

The following completes the list of names drawn in the several towns of this County, to fill the quota of each under the late draft.

Andrew Warren,            John Yager,
Sidney Barber,               James Leroy,
Amos Van Aken,           Samuel Hornbeck.
James Swartout,            John Allenwood,
Philip Backman, Jr.,      Uriah Smith,
Cornelius Terbush,        Horatio Green,
George Sheeley,             James Pomeroy,
Lucas Schwah,               Ford Mulford,
John Schwab.

Solomon T Cole             Thomas Cusick
John Wells, Jr.               Charles E Thompson
George Kehont               William Wood
Andrew J Soper             Wm Schoonmaker, Jr
Isaac W Traver              John Moran
Michael McGraw           John Kearney
Nelson Hutchings                    Carley Dominick
John Howell                   James E Barker
William Polsont             Wm Hathaway, Jr.
John L Shultz                 Cornelius Ostrander
Matthew Downs            Edward Wigley
John J Dubois                Joseph Burns
Benjamin Burger            Benjamin Miller
John J Wells                  Jacob Terpenning
Wm C Sleight                Thaddens O Burger
John Daily                     James P Ackerman
Nicholas Spinniwebber Increase Green
Charles Branegan                    Jacob Klien
Lefever Anchmoody      Thaddeus O Taylor
James M Gibson            John H Marsh
Peter Tucker                  Jeremiah Dougherty
Pat Paoven
Patrick O'Neil
Wm Lear
Wm McDort
Richard Hughes
John Lundy
Jacob T Ronk
Albert D Paulding
Nelson M Teerpenning
Thos McGlatlin
John Cole
Solomon Schoonmaker
George Kenburro
John Kenny
James Hyde
John S Robison
Alfred Atkins
Michael Dee
Edward Kain
William Diets
James Kelley
Jacob Rider
Garrett W Freer
David Tait
Oscar Ames
Horam J Freer
Elias Van Nostrand
William Rowan
Joseph Lamen
Patrick Kane
Michael Ganeghan
John H Graham
Warren L Pierce
Wm McDemon
Martin Hernan
Michael Duffy
Richard Bicheal
Alexander Sluyter
Isreal Delmater
Alexander O Parsell
Morton Rowden
Johu McCue
Peter Brice
William Wodlesey
Alexander Slater
Henry J Orkins
Isaac H Kay
John Scowley
Robert Johnston
John R Jones
George W Horton
Edwin Dumont
John Gibbons
Howard Howes
Peter McParton
James A Techner
Wm D L Montanye
Daniel Kane
John R Wood., Jr.
Charles W Smith
Orlando Terpenning
Oliver Mead
Miles McKernan
John B Schoonmaker
Andrew Townsend
Henry Freligh
Patrick Mooney
James Kilpkonen
Michael Moran
Benjamin Post
Peter W Weaver
Harry Rodman
Edward Van Lenven
Charles Dickerson
Banjamin Graves
Thomas Barton
Owen Finan
Thomas Grilbins
John H Terpenning
Theron Van Aken
Cornelius D Van Kenren
Thomas B Cowgan
Stephen Enderson
Matthew Kniffin
Albert Cannon
James Burgher
Isreal Burger
John Cook
Peter Doyle
Jacob Christman
George Robinson
George Warren
John A Terpenning
John Dunn
Abm Van Aken
Patrick Martin
Patrick Fahan
Abm Parsell, Jr.
Frederich Reusner
Charles A Bedford
John Famnier
Wm H Schoonmaker
Thos M Holt
Thomas Riley
Ezekiel Van Vleet
Lewis Hermance
Thomas Welch
John G Burger
John G Freer, Jr
John Murphy
Charles Cook
Milton Ostrander
Richard A Deyo
Matthew Van Keuren
Peter Krows
Abm Sleighter
John McGinnis
John El__sm
John Linn
Edward Hall
Edward White
Daniel R Merritt
Wm Schuyler
George W Deyo
Abm S Eckert
Andrew Freer

John L Dingee                Charles Bershere
Joseph Beecher              Matthew J Lefever
John Edmonds               Cornelius Depuy
Albert Ackerman           Henry T Dubois
Matthew N Lefever        John Lefever
Jacob Berier                   Robert Goodgion
George Hunter               H P Dolson
James Clinton                Abm Decker
John Countryman                   James McIntee
Harry Dubois                 Henry Shepson
Garrett Dubois               Andrew Dubois
Henry Jansen                 Philip Lefever
Josiah Degraff                Peter Radcliff
James Degraff                George Slater
Philip B Hasbrouck       David Philips
John Chase                              James P Bryant
John H Atkins               Elkanah Decker
Hugh M Constable         Elting Lefever
James W Upright                    John Turnbull
Jacob Hornbeck             Harris W Beecher
Andrew Ayres               John McEntee
James Jenkins                George Cole
Joel Moore                     Henry M Dubois
Charles Schoonmaker    Addison Parliman
P Lawrence Lyon           Benjamin B Cox
Michael Kelley

Isaac G Graham
Rufus Seely
Abm H Delamater
Wilber Hinkley
Alexander Carroll
John Banks
William Bryant
George S Lamorse
William Banks

Jacob Rosa                              Benjamin Coosley
Andrew P Britt              Hiram Burger
Spencer Ennist               Egbert Houghtaling
Hiram Hallowick           Hiram Austin
Joseph Graham              Philip Britt
Jacob C Row                 John N Pink
Lewis G Jones                John Brower
Christopher Warren       John Eunist
Wm Mulligan                 Peter C Hinkley
Morris Wright                Isaac Stoutenburgh
James Moe                     James Bovee
James Brink                   Abm G Van Etten
Wynkoop C Carnwright          Michael Grant
John Persel                              Cornelius Elting
James L Montanye         Anson Floweres
George Brower              John Wacter
Michael France              Horace Wilder
Walter Emery                Patrick O'Brien, Jr
Stephen E Van Etten     Thomas C Johnson
John L Elmendorf                    Calvin W Jewell
Emery Johnson              Samuel Brower
Peter Ten Eyek              Lucius Lawson
John Rosapaugh            Patrick Kenney
Patrick Tracy                 John L Davis
Thomas Grant               Samuel Ten Eyck
John G Baker                 Abm Brodhead

Willard L Stone
Peter R Lefever
James C Adams
Zachariah Rose
Arthur Sherwood
George W Donalson
Uriah Auchmoody
Joseph Love
Andrew J Baker
James Van Keuren
Edward Weed
Ezra C Tompkins
James M Knapp
Daniel McCarty
Harvey Dubois
Nathaniel Robinson
Samuel D Deyo
Philip D Yelverton
Conrad Warnermaker
William H Booth
Marton H Deyo
John H Bennett
Edmund Albertson
Thomas D Leroy
Moses S Lefever
Abm S Coo
Reuben D Hasbrouck
James Stanton
David Morris
William Shanahan
Frederick Hubbard
Levi Simpson
William Perkins
Abm E Hasbrouck
Philip D Elting
Oliver J Tilson
Moses Auchmoody
Aaron Deyo
Daniel R Hasbrouck
John E Degraff
Henry Wood
John Rein
Angevine Bleeker
Theodore Wygant
Joseph Simpson
Joseph Machey
John M B Silliman
Freeborn Terpenning
Noah D Palmatier
Edward Pender
Isaac D Craft
Amos H Gee
Harvey Ostrander
Nelson Stephens
James Brooks
James C Booth
Charles White
Eli Dimsey
Hasbrouck Slater
Jacob G Seaman
Charles Frear
James H St John
Orlando H Elting
Rocliff C Bennet
Peter L Van Wagenen
William Vredenbergh
Christinus Delano
Hasbrouck Lefever

Charles Sutton
George Messing
Lewis Hasbrouck
Peter Winchell
Charles H Brodhead
Charles Avery
Hiram S Terwilliger
Peter Conner, Jr.
Wm H Depuy
John H Hasbrouck
Lewis Oliver
Peter Vandemark
Peter Calder
Andrew Middaugh
Simon Lewis
Reuben Krom
John J Yeaple
Ezra Deitz
Richard B Stokes
Patrick Mack
Robert Brown
Jacab H Christiana
James Davis
Silas Stokes
Thomas B Westbrook
Jacob Bush
William Bush
Hiram Sutton
Henry K Smith
Thomas Delaney
James H Smith
George Bloom
Charles A M Wager
Matthew O Terwilliger
James Beatty
Walter S Pine                 Isaac E Hasbrouck
Philip Woolsey              Abm S Lyons
DeWitt Keator               Jacob C Rosa
Thomas Evert                Abm Oakley
Abram H Christiana      Thomas Wynkoop
Isaac Oakley                  William H Merritt
Earl Hahing                             Jacob Whittaker
John Deffy                     John W Osterhoudt
Thomas Garrison                    Cornelius Palen
Abm A Vandemark       John Hyzer
Hiram Vandemark         John W Wager
Calvin Palen                  Wm H Sheeley
John F Delemater                    John H Palen, Jr
Daniel Ayers                  Alexander Harrow
Solomon Smith              Thaddeus C Weed
DeWitt Stokes               John Plant
William H Krom            James Markle
Wilson Brink                 David Kortright
John T Wells                  Jacob H Eckert
Thomas B Osterhoudt   William H Van Leuven
William Roosa               Matthew Bush
James Rosecrans           Benjamin Hasbrouck
Albert Hogan                 Cornelius Bogart
John Elliott                              Henry D Wood
Lewis W Eckert             Hiram Roosa
Peter Bailey                   John C Hasbrouck
John Kenoey                  Walter S Gillespie
Elisha Depuy                 John J Vandemark
Wm O'Connor               James Degraff
David G Morehouse      James H Boice
George H Davis             Matthew Rhinehart
Calvin Williams             Joseph Barley
Jacob Vandemark                    William Dubois
James Ennist                  John W Vandemark
Conrad Blinkerhorn
William Dimsey
William Lent
Charles E Mackey
Wm H Berrian
Meech Woolsey
Patrick Mulligan
Eli Harcourt
Wm W Mackey
Peter V L Purdy
Wm H Davis
John Williams
Wm M Atkins
Walker Warren
John Kimbark
Seymour Fowler
William Dubois
Sylvenus Lent
Thomas Furlong
Robert Johnson
Townsend H Sherman
James Rhodes
Isaac Shultz
David Martin
Jeremiah Barnhart
Norman Staples
Charles Woolsey
Hyer Nixon

Henry W Mackey
Felix Lewis
George Miller
Charles Fooker
Rowland Lounsberry
Daniel Underwood
William Barley
Michael Kelley
Thomas S_ars
Henry C Northrop
Alkner W Caverly
Peter W Proes
Wm S Clark
George Robinson
Smith Young
Jesse Halsey
Stephen Woosley
James Fowler
James Frasle
Daniel Berrian
Robert J Decker
Alexander Rhoads
Patrick Furlong
John S Ketcham
Francis McConnell
Homer Howland
Charles Wygant
Oscar Phillips
George Filer
James Connelly
Hiram Barnes
David Sherrow
Oscat Quick
William H King
Smith Youngs
Calvin S Mackey
Morgan A Dayton, Jr.
Marcos D Kelley
Samuel Furlong
Patrick Clancy
Harrison Rhoades
Robert Sims
Nathaniel W Wygant
Josiah Scott
George Detmer
Sidney Barnhart

Samuel Dubois
Jacob Wurts
Joseph A E Burger
Edmund E Freer
John Welch
Jophat E Dunn
Jonathan Tilson
John Redmond
John Vradenburgh
Jonas E Brodhead
William Fuller
William Deyo
Edward Light
Emais Dubois
Hiram Minard
Henry Sutton
Michael Smith
Wm Booth
James L Bostwick
Josiah Elting
Thomas Hartung
Levi D Dubois
Stephen W Gerow
Isaac Wolven
James T Mullenix
Benjamin Hyser
Morris H Freer
Andrew Deyo
Michael Carrol
James Vandenburgh
John FitzCharles
Levi Dubois
Wm Schoonmaker
Isaac H Lefever
Peter W Freer
Nathaniel K Hasbrouck
Philip Elting
James Gallagher
Jonathan Tompkins
Christopher Roosa
Jonathan Dubois
James Traphagen
Nathan Keator
Simon Terpenning
Patrick Bolun
Milton H Dubois
David T Seaman
Wm Everett
Abm Heis
Mathew McEntee
Benj F Atkins
Joshua Freer
Andries Dubois
Thomas Ringwood
Nelson Schoonmaker
Ezekiel Bevier
Wm. H Sprague
John Yates
Solomon L Elting

Jacob W Bell
Lorenzo Eckert
Elisha Merrihew
Isaac L Delamater
Matthew T Keator
Peter Embree
James M Eckert
Martin Winchell
Isiah O Merrihew
Henry Silkworth
William Augevine
Hiram Boice
Thomas Phinney
Thomas Mahar
Henry Everett
Henry W. Coons
Jonathan L Brodhead
John M Van Geason
John M Shaw
Simon K Roosa
Samuel Ennist
Moses Oakley
Robert McCullough
Edward A Lennon
Joseph Rockwell
Alonzo P Peake
Hiram Elmendorf
William Cudney
George VanBumble
Matthew Slitz
James Warren
Norman A. Eckert
Gideon P Boice
Daniel W Crispell
Charles I Howk
Peter Kavanagh
John Burns
Henry M Weeks
Gordon B C Merrihew
Peter J Winchell
Benjamin Oakley
Frederick Krom
James Gallagher
Gideon Hill
John K Coons James Carson
Dewitt Van Bumble
Daniel J Elmendorf
John Silkworth
Ephraim Burger Jr.
Benjamin Roosa
John Winne
Norman B Crispell
James Schermerhorn
Uriah Satterlee
Jacob H Dubois
Robert Merrihew
Reuben Hendrickson
Luther Krom
Peter Naughton
Alanson A Matthews
James Young
John H Banker
Stephen H Merrihew
Charles Smith
Martin Oliver
Jacob H Winchell
Isaac Dubois
James H Berrian
Alvah Bogart
Robert H McClellan
Jonathan J. Bogart
Abm P Winchell
William K Coons
Jacob Krom, Jr.
John Dubois
Justin Hollister
William Branan
Zachariah Palen
John Van Bumble
Wm Barringer
Joel Burger
John North
Samuel Gerry
Thomas Crispell
Lewis Narchold
John Windrum

John Dubois
Jeremiah Hendricks
Henry S Gerow
Henry Plumsted
John J Hait
Henry Johnson
Ira H Elting
Peter L Ransom
Arthur O'Hare
Leander Bennett
George E Everett
John Harris
Peter Barnard
John Stanton
Henry Seymour
James H St John
Peter McCullogh
Lev Terpenning, Jr.
Lewis Halstead
Daniel J Gee
Dennis Glennon
Peter Ferguson
Dubois Geralds
Daniel Ronk
Edward Mitchell
James Birdsall
Oscar Everett
Joseph Wardell
Hiram Sutton
Leander Rhoads
Abm. A Lefever
Stephen Wardell
Noah D Harcourt
Abner Barnhart
Daniel B Gregory
Samuel B Schoonmaker
William Young
George W Ronk
David Elmendorf
Peter Caverly
Ira Terwilliger
Henry Roe
Francis Garrison
Charles Devo
Cornelius Credow
John Lanbeary
Charles Decker
Charles Relyea
Lewis Sutton
Isaac Drake
Elias Heaton

Joseph Baseen
William Selleck
Wm H Mowl
Robert Carter
Lewis Drechel
James Riley
Martin Whalen
Michael Shucrow
Isaac Lawrence
Aaron Snyder
Andres L Brodhead
Hugh Riley
VanBuren Deyo
Jacob V Westbrook
Edward Riley
John Hines
John A V W Freer
John Petrie, Jr.
John OHara
Adam Herlot
John J Deitz
Nicholas Hoffman
William Nelson
Thomas Clearwater
Gilbert Craig
Patrick Glenn
George Tilson
John Shields
William H Burke
Peter E Snyder
John Lawrence
John Bogardus
Hiram Smith
Daniel D Van Wagner
Frederick Missing
Thomas Quigley
Dewitt Winchell
Luther E Hoffman
Isaac Robinson
Josiah Keator
Hiram Wheeler
Joachim Deyo
Isaac L Sahler
Lewis E Felledore
John Freston
Daniel Lee
Jacob A VanWagner
Bernard Freer
Daniel W Bush
Joseph Hill
Robert Cashen
Andrew McGown
James M Countryman
Jacob Rose
Hiram Weaver
John Rhine
Henry Sahler
Hyatt Youngs
Jeremiah Van Kleck
Frederick Wood
Alexander A Hill
Daniel Kimball
David R Lefever
Simon Quinn
J W Beardsley
Thomas Wynn
William H H Carter
Hulbert Elmendorf

Joachim Schoonmaker
Corns. W Johnson
Lewis H Depuy
Peter G Bell
John I Rosecranse
David W Christiana
John C Coddington
Wm Rider
Peter Berger
George Lawrence
Albert Lounsberry
Alfred Wells
Nicholas Downs
Joshua Carmen
Stephen Devenport
Edward Vandemark
Julias Sherman
Isaac Moule
Zachariah Freer
Wm E Vandemark
David D Vernooy
Matthew Abrams
Wm D Philips
John I Sherman
Albert Vandemark
Wm W Addis
David Bulmer
Solomon S Quick
Wm H Terwilliger
Daniel H Markle
Andrew B Van Wagener
Wessel W Cross
Elias Bennet
Edgar Quick
Andrew J Dewitt
Calvin Markle
Lewis Walker
George W Ward
Wyatt S Morehouse
Wilkins Schoonmaker
Daniel D Bell
Alexander Stilwell
Patrick Joyant
John W. Schoonmaker
Alex S Quick
Dewitt D Alliger
John Slater
Zach. Rosecranse, Jr.
Levi Townsend
Benjamin S Rider
Moses Osterhoudt
John Baker
James Osterhoudt
Calvin Depuy
Jonn Kurz
John H Barnhart
Stephen Gray
Calvin Palen
Warren Potter
Isaac Depuy
Thomas O Osterhoudt
Delanson Slater
Wm Brooks
Eli A Simpson
James Elmandorf
Isaac S Hendrickson
Jonathan Strckland
Benjamin Davis
Lewis Dingee
Jacob S Dewitt
John Gridley
Dewitt B Wyckoff
Dubois L Hornbeck
John H Middagh
Egbert D Vandemark
Lewis Lawrence
Anthony Mesick
Chas. J Markle
Grundage B Peck
Simon Dubois
Wm H Harnden
John B Van Leuven
John H Krom
Jacob H Davis
Abm. Schoonmaker
Dubois Slater
Jacob Brodhead
William H Lander
William L Freer
Elisha C Osterhoudt
Thomas G Keator
Jeremiah Osterhoudt
Isaiah D Hendrickson
Benjamin Morris
Isaac Markle
Abm. Hendricks
Josiah Slater
Alfred Terwilliger
John W Roosa
Joachim Depuy
Abm. F Osterhoudt
Joseph D Hornbeck
James S Markle
Josiah Quick
Johannes Wood
Philip Depuy
Daniel Schoonmaker
Martin Quick
Lewis Hendrickson
Peter Basley
Milton Upright
Wm H Chase
Henry B_annon
Jacob S Rider
Macdonald Frost
Jonathan O Schoonmaker
John Yager
James Tock
Henry D Brodhead

Ambrose Slusser
Wm H Crispell
Robert Winne
Byron Dutcher
Ransom Harrington
William O Smith
William Dutcher
Stephen Conroy
Washington Redmond
James Donohue
Benjamin Floyd
Ralph Joslin
Loren Lord
Charles Platt
Stephen Evans
William Meznear
George Botsford
George Rose
Patrick Keef
George Kelsey
Abm. Mulnix
James Kermoad
Martin T Schoonmaker
Patrick Doyle
Walter Deyo
Lars Honson
John Breethaught
Aaron Herrington
Anthony Breithaupt
Martin Delamater
Robert Barr
Henry Satterly
Henry Brown
Martin Gulnick
Henry Delamater
Anthony Kavanagh
Daniel Simmons
Daniel Broadstreet
Edward Bennett
Andrew J Tripp
John R Hood
Daniel D Decker
Andrew Lord
Calvin Winne
Lewis Koelly
William Lane
George M Tyler
Thomas Herdman
William Harkley
Aaron B Dryer
George Soule
Sandford Oulds
James W Dutcher
Peter Brazen
John Gasaty, Jr
Andres Cole
Patrick Boyle
William A Sagendorf
John Gasson
Silas Baldwin
John Burnham
Egbert Johnson
James Harris
Albert Hare

Ezra Young
George Barnes
Alexander Hasbrouck
Peter O'Mallie
Robert Talmadge
David E Davis
Henry Weed
John E Scott
Joseph Rhineheart
William Ronk
Edward Hynts
Jonathan Titus
Charles Hynts
Levi Jansen
John Wright
William K Leland
Peter Roosa
Michael Monagan
Alden H Snow
Morris Decker
James Upright
Frank Jennings
William Gale
Charles Pickens
Daniel McElhone
Robert Mitchell
Isaac Harris
Gilbert Van Dentark
Henry F Schoon
William Johnston
James I Dill
John Waugh
Timothy O'Brian
Samuel Bloodgood
James M Witter
John Hamilton
____ Russell
Abijah T Crawford
Elijah A Decker
David Decker
Isaac Graham
Cooper Gallatin
George H Van Keuren
George Terwilliger
James McGowan
Gideon Nely
Charles Pickens
Egbert Taylor
George Odell,
Corn's. Bruvn
Charles Willis
William Bennett
James M Ashley
Alex. Terwilliger
Henry Taylor
Joseph Hughy
James H Jansen
Robert H Rhineheart
Henry Crawford
Robert J More
John Sparks
James Van Demark
Abm. Terwilliger
John D Weller
Jonathan Dubois
John Mulford
Theodore S Young
Luzerne D Upright
Theodore D Smith
John W Jennings
Isaac L Dubois
James Anderson
Jonathan Titus
John W Watts
William Taylor
Abm. Vanderlyn
Nicholas Butler
Eli Scott
Levi Pashemny
Wm Crawford
Theodore D Smith
John Decker
Daniel Decker
Samuel T Roberts
Thomas Tracy
David A Valk
Peter Cantine
Adam Sax
Peter A Burhans
Jonas K Mower
Titus Carle
Jocob Dederick
Edwin A Preston
George Gay
William H Smith
William A Carn
Thomas Moran
James A Winne
Peter Hendricks
Jacob Mower
Simon Whitaker

Hiram S Redden
John Fitzpatrick
James H Holmes
Hiram Turck
William B Hommel
Patrick Kelley
Samuel Hollenbeck
Luther Blackwell
Eugene Lewis
Lorenzo D Patten
Jeremiah Mower, Jr
Edward B Boice
John Stewart
Andrew Osenhaus
James Riley
Nelson Carle
Ezra Whitaker
Peter Conlon
Pierce Sweetman
James G Myer
Egbert Post
Rufus Smith
Matthew Downs
Philo Fuller
Uriah Ackerman
William Moran
John Terwilliger
Conda Fisher
Joshua Lent
Thomas Dunn
John W Schutt
Abram Myer
John Slatterly
Cambridge Coon
James Cody
Martin Butsell
Aaron Hanmore
Chauncey Kiselback
John O Longendyke
Henry Brink
Erastus D Chipman
William R Manton
Andrew Low
William Cox
Nelson W Felter
David Van Aken
John Cox
Isaac Whitbeck
Richard McMullen
Simon Matts
Moses Schofield
Lawrence Folk
James W Lewis
Andrew J Turck
Adam F Short
Lorenzo D Baldwin
Joseph W Fickett
William Wiley
Jacob Rapelyea
Patrick Brown
William B Pollock
Benjamin Behr
David Eble
Judson H Herrick
Zachariah B Mower
James Russell
John Milly
Thomas McCabe
John Keener
Peter F Minkler
Augustus Lathser
Ovid T Simmons
Joel Stewart
Morris Rosa
Chauncey Osborn
Charles Carl
Orrin Taylor
Charles Nidich
Adam Knaust, 2nd
Peter Bouck
Peter W Myer
William Dean
Austin Wolven
David McDonald
Jacob Snyder, jr
Jacob Nestlen
Peter McLaughlan
Phineas Myer
Thomas Lawless
Egbert Wolven
Harvey Hanmore
John Kelley
David C Mower
Willowby Boothman
Charles F Field
Henry W Smith
James A Ostram
William H Fuller
John Kieffer
Michael Filbern
Christopher Brown
Jacob Schoonmaker
Thomas B Gardiner
Peter Fowley
John Gallagen
John Sage
Thomas Henersey
Gustavus Peters
Bernard Seaman
Charles O'Hara
John H Hommell
Michael Contell
Michael Scott
Isaac H Collier
Peter H Swart
James D Longendyke
Felix Clare
Elijah Underhill
Thomas Murphy
Brazil H Martin
Lewis Hinkel
William H Whitaker
Peter Sayle
Godfrey McGee
James Crum
Richard W Shultis
Sanford Cunyes
Patrick Lavey
Isaac Zillman, jr
Charles Lasher
Joseph B Teetsell
William M Wallace
Michael Devensy
William W Swart
Patrick Keogan
Samuel D Whitaker
George W Kearney
William Mauterstock
Kneeland Wright
Robert W Wallace
William Corcoran
Stephen Fiero
Benjamin Myer
John W Lasher, 2nd
Calvin I Moe
Peter H Brink
Bernard Lynch
Calvin Delanoy
William P McIntosh
Everett Hermance
Edward M Felter
Isaiah Wolvenn
James Moor
David E Burton
Eli Whitaker
Joshua Minkler
James H Fosmyer
Obadiah Wolven
William Dixson
John Sumer
John Mitchell, jr
Peter Schoonmaker
James Martin
Patrick Coffee
Hezekiah Carl
John Tucker                       
James Masterson
William Valk                       
Norman Lowe
James Corcoran
Nelson Ingram
William E Van Buskirk
Ephraim McGee
Jacob Sudderly
Thomas Kinney
Stephen Shaw
William T Braby
Wells Myer
William E Myer
Thomas Gillman
Benjamin Eble
Abram H Turck
Isaac Griffiths
William Lanagan
Peter Parris
Wellington Wallace
Joseph Seamen
Edward McAdams
Philip Hartman
John Clark
Edward Bell
Conrad Staphler
John Eleigh
James H Newkirk
Calvin L Booth
George H Snyder
James Van Hoevanbergh
Bernard Ward
George Delanoy
Samuel Reightmeyer
Christopher M Teetsel
John Moley
Cornelius Legg
William H Whitaker
Peter Moor
Sandford H Cunyes
John Simmons, jr
William McMullen
Rufus Van Steenbergh
Edwin L Comfort
Albert Ostrom
Fonda Delanoy
Henry Tepe
John J Abeel
Conrad Reightmyer
John Davis
Lorenzo Shefer
Earnest Sergleymeyer
John Foiley
Owen Murphy
John McMullen
James Osterhoudt
Patrick Conlon
Charles Couse
Eli Moor
Charles H Derby
Phineas Philips
Philip H Link
Major Falk
Ira Wolven
Winslow Pills
Henry France
Lawrence Osterhoudt
Andrew Keeler
Allan Link
Jacob Van Gelder
Michael Lane
Samuel Gay
John H Myer
Chauncey L Schwab
Albert Vosburgh
Peter Whispell
Francis M Hoyt
Isaac W Mosher
Philip H Lasher
Jeremiah B Lewis
Lorenzo McMurdy
Edward G Lasher
Legrand Scribner
Ephraim D Staples
Augustus Lasher
Patrick Murry
William H Staples
Barnett McDaniel
Thomas Johnson
Samuel A Moser
Daniel Rosa
Edward Conklin
Larry G Elwin
John H Taylor
Rodman W Reynolds
Philip H Shultis
Wesley J Shultis
James Bonesteel
William E Hoyt

Aaron Elting
Amasa Short
Henry Happy
Patrick Devanai
Charles Lasher
John W Edson
Benjamin Lewis
Alfred Reynolds
Edward Sagendorf
David Hoyt
Philip Gantner
Edward Shultis
Henry Loucks
Samuel Wentworth
Philip H Shultis
Joshua Hasbrouck
Alvah Lasher
James Vandebogart
John E Winnie
Hiram Howland
Rensselaer Finger
Abram Short
Jacob C Happy
Bishop Van Gaasbeek
Daniel W Demorest
John Anthor
Ezra Healey
Joseph E Alborn
John Ford
Moses D Hendricks
Tunis Williams
Jacob A Dewitt
Samuel S Core
Harrison Rose
Jordan Ostrander
Willet L Baird
Moses Burlison
Mesick Van Gordon
John J Alliger
Charles Albraith
Adam Swifel
George Morse
Charles J Call
Felix Cramph
Robert Carley
John Foldting, Jr

Theodore Terwllliger
Frank Carline
Jacob Vernooy
Albert T Ackerly, jr
Joseph Swinefast
Theodorick Quick
Philo Finch
Asa Hall
Alfred Tilly
William H Hoornbeek
Joseph Addis
Michael Dolan
James E O'Neil
Godfrey Roberts
Charles J Clemens
Alexander Schoonmaker
Andrew Bross
Larry Mulligan
Henry Wynkoop
Jeremiah Barnes
Dewitt Derby
Dubois Vernooy
John D Northrop
Hiram Miricle
Rufus Palen
Archibald Sherwood
Peter Millspaugh
William H Simpson
Garret Johnson
Robert H Tics
Robert White
Peter Boat
William Staub
Albert Stratton
Richard Elting
John Dowling
Isaac D Munson
James Nichols
Ebenezer Rich
Sylvester M Taylor
William H Deyo
Hugh McGaffin
Uriah C Enderly
S O Tuthill
George L Dubois
Charles Butler
Shepherd Gray
Nathan W Carman
William Davis
George Dunn
James Cudney
Hull E King
William G Vernooy
Lusmond Newlan
Henry Van Keuren
George Bishop
VanGaasbeck Mericle
John Bowes
Russel L Kortright
Dubois Branan
Morrtz Deponca
Andrew D W Bruyn
John W Morse
Francis Blep
John Peters
James W Donalson
John McElwie
George Mackey
William H Terwilliger
James F Kelley
Charles Carley
Mathias Sager
William Hasbrouck
George Bear
John C B Blanahan
William Van Diver
Edward Vankirk
Alfred Grimley
Ira B Wett
John Storman
David Sherman
Nathan Sidney
John H Hornbeck
William Thornton
Jacob A Blackburn
Horace. Slater
Dewitt A Alliger
Gilbert Talmadge
Charles L Betts
Joachin Elting
Elias Depuy
James Terwilliger
Charles Conine
Nelson Van Wagenen
Charles Kies
Charles J Brundage
Patrick Flynn
James Freer
Alfred Van Wagenen
Peter Dewitt
John M Butcher
Josiah Vernory
Daniel D Sheeley
Lawrence Winger
Johannes B Vernooy
George Hause
Charles Finch
Martin Corcoran
Franklin Brodhead
John Munson
Frank Erath
Willis Davis
Jacob Burkhardt
John Eck, jr
David Clemens
Josiah Drake
Hugh Melville
Benjamin Burger
James Whispell
Hiram Freer
John Jones
James Kelsey
Silvester Scott
Gould Smith
John Smith
Solomon Eckert, jr
James O Schoonmaker
James Cutler
Theodore G Chamberlain
Isaac Harp
Henry Hook
B A Oakley
William Fuller
Elijah Alliger
Sanford M Hyde
Cornelius Burlison
William M Donalson
George H Briggs
Frank Bush
Daniel Gaffney
Abraham Hornbeck
George Fray
John Ginneback
Philip J Hardenbergh
John H Decker
John J Van Wagenen
Henry Rhode
Michael Callahan
Calvin Depuy
John Terwilliger
William Houck
Edgar Vernooy
David Smith
Lewis Eck
Caleb Williams
John W Van Dover
Oliver A. Campbell
Wallace Foster
Benjamin Bevier
Adam Turner
Andrew Cassidy
Henry J Sinsabaugh
George Merritt
William Wood
George H Terwilliger
James S Vernooy
Jonathan Polhamus
Joseph Van Wagenen
George W Brown
Smith Williams
Edward Mackey
Martin Murray
Adam Steinert
Joseph W Edwards
Milton Conine
Jacob Coddington
Benjamin J Childs
Lewis Edsall
Robert S Jones
Asaph D Schoonmaker
John Osterhoudt
Samuel Munson
Adolphus Mackey
Charles Overacker
Harrison Gordon
John L Hasbrouck
John R Bradford
Nathan Leopold
Albert Brook
William Atkin
John Huntsman
Charles Startup
William T Holmes
John H Stroyer
Gilbert A Russel
Bernard Yager
Matthew Smedes
John A Bailey
Madison D Bradford
James C Lockheart
William H Decker
Henry Eck
John Goodsir
John L Terwilliger
Abram Crystal
John Moloney
John F Ahrens
Henry S Blanshan

Certificates of Exemption from the draft are prepared by Daniel E. Keyser, Notary Public for Ulster County, at the office of Messrs. Schoonmaker and Hardenbergh, in John street, Kingston.

INCIDENTS OF THE DRAFT.—An honest, hard working Irishman of this town, who was drafted on Monday, drew from one of our banks on Tuesday $1000, which by his industry and economy, he had managed to deposit. On the day following he appeared before his employer and demanded a settlement. Ignorant of the fact that his laborer had been drafted, the employer requested an explanation of his strange proceedings, when he broke forth as follows: "Be jabers, they have turned me name out of the whale, and now I want them to turn the whale agin, and see if they can tell where I am." This man is probably now in a region where the "whale" is not put in operation.
Jacob Brink, of Pine Bush, in this town secured a substitute for his son who was drafted, and paid him $325. The substitute was examined by the Surgeon, passed and furnished with a uniform throughout. He was then sent   under guard to Perrine's Hotel to get his supper. The guard remained in the bar-room while the substitute procured his rations. He made his exit through a back door and has not since been heard from.
Jacob Gildersleeve, of the Rondout Freeman, and Philip E. Parmelee, foreman of the Kingston Journal office were the only printers drafted in this county.
Two dead men were drafted from this town. They have not yet reported. Two men from Woodstock had each three sons drafted, and another two sons and a son-in-law.
Steuben Dewey, aged 46, and his son, under 20, were drafted from this town.

RATHER EXPESIVE.—William D. Hill, of Kingston, went into the insurance business recently, insuring men against the Draft.—He insured three men in Delaware county for one hundred dollars each. Two of the number were drafted, imposing a loss upon the insurer of four hundred dollars.—Rondout Cour.
If the Courier's statement be true, as we presume it is, William D. Hill ought not to escape with so light a punishment as the loss of four hundred dollars for so grave an offence. He should at once be arrested for persuading men not to enter the army against the rebellion. Every man he insures against the draft is thereby induced to stay at home. He has simply to pay his premium of insurance, which he does at once, and then the insurer is bound to pay the three hundred dollars commutation money if the insured is drawn. No doubt, the greater portion of those who intended to go, if drafted, would quickly accept the offer to be excused by the payment of one hundred dollars to stay at home. If such insurance were general, the number of those who repair to the field, small as it is, would be smaller still. If this draft is intended for raising men, Mr. Hill is opposing its very object, and should be held to trial for his treasonable conduct in opposing the administration in the prosecution of the war.

The draft for this District, which commenced on Monday morning f last week, was finished on Wednesday afternoon, the entire quota having been drawn. Commencing with Kingston, Greene County was next taken, when Ulster County was finished, in the order in which they appear in this paper. With one or two exceptions, every town was represented when the draft was made, some of them in large force. The utmost decorum was manifested while the wheel was in operation, only an occasional demonstration of applause being given when some favorite individual's name was announced.
The following process was adopted in drawing the names, which was done at the rate of about three in a minute; Capt. McMahon turned the wheel, Henry Van Buren drew the card from the box, passed it over to Marshal Fiero, announced the name in a loud tone, which was repeated by D. L. Decker, to the crowd below. The card was then passed over to Abm. A. Deyo, Jr., who deposited it in a ballot box, while the clerks made the register on books prepared for the purpose. Commissioner Pierce and Surgeon Knapp were the inspectors. With this village, taken in a political view, there is a preponderance in favor of the Democrats in the lottery. Some of the most rabid abolitionists and extreme administration men were drawn, who now, when their sincerity is tested, are devising every conceivable means to avoid shouldering the musket. A few of the abolitionists have become converted, and are at present as loud in their denunciations of the Lincoln administration, as they were firm in its support only last week.
The draft falls rather heavily on poor men of families hereabouts—those whose support is derived only from their daily labor. We trust that our citizens will come to the relief of such men, indiscriminately, and provide means to assist them or their families, in case they prefer to go to war. A little assistance from each will furnish a fund that may pay the exemption, or place the family left behind in a condition of comfort.—Let not poor families be made to suffer for lack of energy on the part of those who have the means or who have escaped the cruel conscription. Let a subscription paper be started at once for each of these persons, and we are confident that money enough can be raised to serve the end proposed.

The last Kingston Argus is down on our friend Rev. Mr. McKown. It begins an article in its issue of this week with the remark that it regards criticisms of sermons "in very bad taste, to say the least," and then pitches in to the extent of two columns of abuse, merely to illustrate its taste in the matter, we suppose. Mr. McKown will allow us to congratulate him on having won the ill will of the Argus, for all his friends consider it a high honor to him.—[Poughkeepsie Eagle.

It was to be expected that such an intense abolition paper as the Eagle would come to the help of its friend, the Dominie, when engaged in making stump speeches on the abolition side, in his pulpit. This is entirely natural. But we have a few questions to put to the Eagle, which that paper will of course answer.
Does the Eagle, like its friend, Mr. McKown, regard our first defeat at Bull Run as "the greatest blessing of the war", because without such a result the abolition measures might not have been adopted? Does the Eagle approve of Mr. McKown's denunciation of Gov. Seymour as a traitor? Does the Eagle, and its friend, claim that there was an arrangement between the traitors of the South and the North, as represented by Mr. McKown? Does the Eagle approve of the delivery of political harangues by ministers of the Gospel from their pulpits? "Answer me that!"

It is evident that there has been, and still is, the most disgraceful connivance between the executive officers under the Conscription Act and the substitute brokers, by which conscripts are most villainously defrauded. Both classes represent that those who pay the three hundred dollars to government as commutation for their exemption from military duty are liable again at the very next draft that may be ordered. Such was the construction of the act by the Provost Marshal General, sustained by the Solicitor of the War Department, and in consequence large sums are extorted from those upon whom the burthens of the conscription fall. Those who cannot leave their homes are thus induced to procure substitutes upon such terms as are demanded.
The construction of the act by the War Department was so entirely at variance with a common sense view of the question, that several gentlemen distinguished for their high legal attainments, have given professional opinions as an act of duty. All agree that the payment of the three hundred dollars entitles the conscript paying it to exemption from military duty for three years. The law provides for a draft of persons who shall serve during the war, not to exceed three years, and that persons drafted may furnish substitutes or pay three hundred dollars, and they hold that the payment of the commutation money secures an exemption from all liability to military duty for the term of the draft; that is for the term of three years for which the draft is made. Hon. Thaddeus Stevens, the Administration leader in the House has also published a letter to the same effect.
The War Department has finally, it seems, accepted this construction of the act. At Washington, certificates are now issued by the Board to those furnishing substitutes and those paying the money exempting them from military duty for the term for which they were drafted. They state that the person "by reason of having paid the commutation money, is exempt from all liability to military duty for the term of this draft." This settles the question. The term of the draft is three years unless the war shall sooner end.
And yet, the War Department has not published the construction now given to the law. It was the duty of the Department to make its last decision public,
... benefit of the conscripts. But instead of this, the game of defrauding them is still going on day after day. The officers of this district, as well as substitute brokers here, still insist that the payment of three hundred dollars by a conscript will not exempt him from the very next draft that may be ordered. Such impositions upon those who bear the oppressive burthens, exceed in baseness all the other frauds that have come to light. Whether or not the officials and the brokers divide the money thus wrung from the heavily oppressed Conscripts we cannot say, but the obstinate stubbornness of Marshal Fiero in adhering to a ridiculous construction of the act after it has been abandoned by the War Department, and the remarkable activity of the brokers in sending conscripts to the Marshal for correct information give a very suspicious look to the management of the matter by both parties. But be it as it may, with entire confidence in the correctness of the position, we assure those interested that THE PAYMENT OF THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS COMMUTATION MONEY BY A CONSCRIPT, EXEMPTS
HIM FROM MILITARY DUTY FOR THREE YEARS, that being the term of the draft. If substitutes are offered for three hundred dollars or less, we advise conscripts who cannot go themselves to employ them, but whatever amount over three hundred dollars is paid for a substitute is so much money thrown away. But we advise the employment of substitutes when it can be done on right terms, for the reason that if there is any need whatever of the conscription, it is to raise MEN and not money. If the draft be to raise money it in the most unfair way that could be devised.



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