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can people; that the present unfriendly feeling which exists has risen from the usurpations of Congress and the Executive; that the rights of American citizens are above Congress and the President, and Territorial governments should not be compelled to derive their powers from their consent; that there shall be no legislation whatever on the subject of slavery; that every Congressional District shall be entitled to one Presidential Elector, and each State to two on general ticket. Mr. John Cochrane submitted a preamble declaring that a conflict of opinion, dangerous to the peace and prosperity of the Union, has risen, concerning the true intent and meaning of the Constitution relative to African slavery, and proposing amendments to the Constitution to the following effect: To establish a dividing line similar to the Missouri Compromise, prohibiting Congress from passing laws interfering with the inter-State slave trade, or the rights of slaveholders in transition temporarily sojo