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Chicago (Illinois, United States) (search for this): chapter 21
and of the States reestablished, and the Government again placed in that condition of justice, fraternity, and equality, which, under the example and Constitution of our fathers, has solemnly bound every citizen of the United States to maintain a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquillity, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity. The Republican National Convention met at Chicago, Ill., on Wednesday, May 16th. All the Free States were strongly represented, with Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Kentucky, Missouri, the District of Columbia, and the Territories of Kansas and Nebraska. There was a delegation present claiming to represent Texas, but it was afterward found to be fraudulent. David Wilmot, of Pennsylvania, was chosen temporary Chairman, and George Ashmun, of Massachusetts, President. A Platform Committee of one from each State and Territory was appointed on t
Charleston (South Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 21
c platform the National Democratic Convention at Charleston Splits on a platform the fragments adjourn to Biana will ultimately be tilled by free labor, and Charleston and New Orleans become marts for legitimate merch had decided that its successor should meet at Charleston, S. C., which it accordingly did, on the 23d of Apriln by Gov. David Tod, of Ohio (a Vice-President at Charleston), amid enthusiastic cheers. Gen. B. F. Butler, oesolve, as an addition to the platform adopted at Charleston: Resolved, That it is in accordance with the ent. Mr. Avery, of North Carolina, submitted his Charleston platform, which was unanimously adopted. It was ntreaties and fervid appeals had been lavished at Charleston on futile attempts to bring them to an agreement,tc., who had so determinedly bearded the South at Charleston and at Baltimore, defying threats of disruption aa State Election. It was evident that harmony at Charleston would have rendered the election of a Democratic
Washington (United States) (search for this): chapter 21
on of their property; Provided, That such correction shall not be inflicted in a cruel manner, with clubs or stripes. These acts were directly inspired from Washington, and were enacted under the supervision and tutelage of the Federal officers stationed in the Territory. Some of these were personally slaveholders; others werlization of lifelong bondage and unrequited labor on its narrow but fertile intervales, and in its mines of precious ore. The XXXVIth Congress assembled at Washington Monday, December 5, 1859. The Senate was still strongly Democratic, though the Republican minority therein had grown gradually, until it numbered twenty-four. eaker--Mr. Sherman's vote rising to 112, while 116 were necessary for a choice. The total vote was diminished, after a few days, as members paired off and left Washington; but Mr. Sherman continued to lack from three to five of an election; until finally, after eight weeks had been thus spent, he peremptorily declined; and Mr. Wi
Columbia (South Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 21
from the Convention, and protested against the right of the two to act or cast any vote in behalf of the State. Hon. James Simons, of South Carolina, announced the withdrawal of the delegation from that State, in a communication signed by all the thirteen members thereof; in the words following: We, the undersigned delegates appointed by the Democratic State Convention of South Carolina, beg leave respectfully to state that, according to the principles enunciated in their Platform at Columbia, the power, either of the Federal Government or of its agent, the Territorial Government, to abolish or legislate against property in slaves, by either direct or indirect legislation, is especially denied; and, as the Platform adopted by the Convention palpably and intentionally prevents any expression affirming the incapacity of the Territorial Government so to legislate, that they would not be acting in good faith to their principles, or in accordance with the wishes of their constituents
Lecompton (Kansas, United States) (search for this): chapter 21
ast his vote for Pennington, and elected him — he having the exact number necessary to a choice. John W. Forney, anti-Lecompton Dem., was soon after elected Clerk by a close vote. The majority in the Senate was not merely Democratic of tile Lecompton or extreme pro-Slavery caste; it was especially hostile to Senator Douglas, and determined to punish him for his powerful opposition to the Lecompton bill, by reading him out of the party. To this end, Mr. Jefferson Davis submitted Feb. 2, e hold and enjoy the same while the territorial condition remains. The discussion of the series consumed a large share of the time and attention of the Senate during the entire session. It ultimately transpired that they were the work of a Lecompton or regular Democratic caucus, and that their ulterior object was the reading of Mr. Douglas, and other tenacious champions of Popular Sovereignty, out of the Democratic party. At length, May 24, 1860. the Senate came to a vote on the first
Minnesota (Minnesota, United States) (search for this): chapter 21
e exceptions. To swell the resistless tide, Minnesota and Oregon--both in the extreme North--each ok position in line with the dominant party--Minnesota by a small, Oregon by an overwhelming, majorhe two swelling by four Senators and four Minnesota chose three Members to the House, on the ass under an equivocal organization; bring over Minnesota by a close vote; and swell their majority inlly, until it numbered twenty-four. Indiana, Minnesota, California, and Oregon, were still represeney, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota, decidedly hostile to the Administration; anew Jersey, Bigler, of Pennsylvania, Rice, of Minnesota, Bright, of Indiana, Gwin and Latham, of Cal, of California, Fitch, of Indiana, Rice, of Minnesota, and perhaps one or two others, had been knoMissouri, 4 1/2; Tennessee, 11; Kentucky, 9; Minnesota, 1 1/2; Oregon, 3--105. Nays--Maine, 5; Nois, 11 ; Michigan, ; Wisconsin, 5; Iowa, 4; Minnesota, 2 1/2; California, 4--198. The question[1 more...]
South River, Ga. (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 21
to his views, he will submit to it. * * * You say that this is a judicial question. We say that it is not. But, if it be a judicial question, it is immaterial to you how the platform is made, because all you will have to say is, This is a judicial question; the majority of the Convention were of one opinion; I may entertain my own opinion upon tile question; let tile Supreme Court settle it. * * * Let us make a platform about which there can be no doubt, so that every man, North and South, may stand side by side on all issues connected with Slavery, and advocate the same principles. That is all we ask. All we demand at your hands is, that there shall be no equivocation and no doubt in the popular mind as to what our principles are. Mr. Payne, on the other side, quoted at length from the Cincinnati platform, from Mr. Buchanan's letter of acceptance, and from speeches of Howell Cobb, John C. Breckinridge, James L. Orr, A. H. Stephens, Judah P. Benjamin, James A. Bayard, Ja
California (California, United States) (search for this): chapter 21
last named by one increased to nearly 6,000. California and Oregon still adhered to Democracy of theit numbered twenty-four. Indiana, Minnesota, California, and Oregon, were still represented by Democpoorer middle class, who, having migrated to California, and spent some time in the Northern States,ota, Bright, of Indiana, Gwin and Latham, of California, Lane, of Oregon--in all, seven from Free St said Committee from all the Free States but California, Oregon, and Massachusetts--States entitled h of the fifteen Slave States, with those of California and Oregon. Mr. Avery, in introducing it, ve, ; Wisconsin, 5; Iowa, 4; Minnesota, 2 1/2; California, 4--198. The question was next taken on Missouri. 5; Tennessee, 11; Kentucky, 9 1/2; California, 4; Oregon, 3--138. Hereupon, Mr. L. P. see, Mr. Johnson, of Maryland, Mr. Smith, of California, Mr. Saulsbury, of Delaware, Mr. Caldwell, oates--Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, California, and Oregon--the leaders of the Democracy in[1 more...]
Louisiana (Louisiana, United States) (search for this): chapter 21
South Carolina and the sugar plantations of Louisiana will ultimately be tilled by free labor, andnhealthy swamps and lowlands of Arkansas and Louisiana. In any case its subservience to the Slave is, of Mississippi, Benjamin and Slidell, of Louisiana, Mallory and Yulee, of Florida, Hemphill and; South Carolina, 8; Florida, 3; Alabama, 9; Louisiana, 6; Mississippi, 7; Texas, 4; Arkansas, 4; Mina, 8; Georgia, 10; Florida, 3; Alabama, 9; Louisiana, 6; Mississippi, 7; Texas, 4; Arkansas, 4; Md enthusiastic cheering.) Mr. Mouton, of Louisiana, briefly announced that all the delegates frprotest and withdrawal of ten delegates from Louisiana was now presented. It states that these dele to a resolution passed by the Democracy of Louisiana in State Convention at Baton Rouge, March 5,holder. The two remaining delegates from Louisiana gave notice that, though they did not person Johnson, of Georgia.] Gov. Wickliffe, of Louisiana, now offered the following resolve, as an ad
Harper's Ferry (West Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 21
d repudiated. Thus, amid great confusion, Mr. Clark carried the point he was aiming at; and the House, after one more refusal — Yeas 113; Nays 115--consented to adjourn at a little past two o'clock, without taking a second ballot for Speaker. In the Senate, also, Slavery agitation was commenced from the Democratic side, even before that body had been fairly organized, by a resolve, introduced by Mr. Mason, of Virginia, calling for the most elaborate inquiry into the recent tragedy at Harper's Ferry, and requiring the Select Committee thereon to report what legislation may, in their opinion, be necessary for the future preservation of the peace of the country, etc.; and hereupon the Senate plunged into a discussion, which lasted several days. Mr. Clark, in like manner, resumed his dissertation on Helper immediately on the assembling of the House next morning, having all manner of documents read from the Clerk's desk; and spinning out his remarks to the utmost length. When he had
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