PRESIDENTIAL. – A dispatch from Philadelphia states that the opposition convention of Northumberland county yesterday passed resolutions recommending Hon Simon Cameron for the presidency. Senator Cameron certainly enjoys a high degree of popularity where he is best known. He is a shrewd man, with great tact in practical affairs, yet very unassuming. He says little, but works with a will. He, like his colleague, Gov Bigler, was bred a printer. Years ago Simon Cameron was one of the “hands” in the office of the National Intelligencer.
Attorney General Black, so says a Washington dispatch, recently stated that he was in receipt of a letter from Vice President Breckenridge, in which he said he would not in any event be a candidate for the presidency.
We hear nothing further about Mr Botts since his great speech from the steps of the Astor House; but he has not, probably, declined.