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higs should go over to the Free Soil party: It would only be a change of name; the principles would still be the same.
But there would be one change which, I admit, would be monstrous — it would make Mr. Van Buren the head of the Whig party. [Laughter.] claimed Free soil as a distinctive Whig doctrine, and declared that, were the Whigs to join the peculiar Free soil organization, they would only make that the Whig party with Martin Van Buren at its head. Gov. Seward
In his speech at Cleveland, Ohio, October 26, 1848, Gov. Seward said:
A sixth principle is, that Slavery must be abolished.
I think these are the principles of the Whigs of the Western Reserve of Ohio. <*> am not now to say for the first time that they are mine. * * *
There are two antagonistic elements of society in America, Freedom and Slavery.
Freedom is in harmony with our system of government, and with the spirit of the age, and is therefore passive and quiescent.
Slavery is in conflict with that syste