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[377] main for ages to benefit our people, strengthen the Union, and contribute far more to the national defense than the costly machinery of war ever could.

III. As to Foreign Policy:— “Do unto others [the weak and oppressed as well as the powerful and mighty] as we would have them do unto us.” No shuffling, no evasion of duties nor shirking responsibilities, but a firm front to despots, a prompt rebuke to every outrage on the law of Nations, and a generous, active sympathy with the victims of tyranny and usurpation.

IV. As to Slavery:—No interference by Congress with its existence in any slave State, but a firm and vigilant resistance to its legalization in any national Territory, or the acquisition of any foreign Territory wherein slavery may exist. A perpetual protest against the hunting of fugitive slaves in free States as an irresistible cause of agitation, ill feeling and alienation between the North and the South. A firm, earnest, inflexible testimony, in common with the whole non-slaveholding Christian world, that human slavery, though legally protected, is morally wrong, and ought to be speedily terminated.

V. As to State rights:—More regard for and less cant about them.

VI. One presidential term, and no man a candidate for any office while wielding the vast patronage of the national executive.

VII. Reform in Congress:—Payment by the session, with a rigorous deduction for each day's absence, and a reduction and straightening of mileage. We would suggest $2,000 compensation for the first (or long), and $1,000 for the second (or short) session; with ten cents per mile for traveling (by a beeline) to and from Washington.

The Tribune fought gallantly for Scott, and made no wry faces at the “brogue,” or any other of the peculiarities of the candidate's stump efforts. When the sorry fight was over, the Tribune submitted with its usual good humor, spoke jocularly of the “ late whig party,” declared its independence of party organizations for the future, and avowed its continued adhesion to all the principles which it had hoped to promote by battling with the whigs. It would still war with the aggressions of the slave power, still strive for free homesteads, still denounce the fillibusters, and still argue for the Maine Law.

Doctor,’ said a querulous, suffering invalid who had paid a good deal of money for physic to little apparent purpose, ‘you don't seem to reach the seat of my disease. Why don't you strike at the seat of my disorder?’

‘Well, I will,’ was the prompt reply, ‘if you insist on it;’ and, lifting his cane, he smashed the brandy bottle on the sideboard.

And thus ended the long connection of the New York Tribune with the whig party.

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