Fourteen years ago, when the editor of the Tribune came to this city, there was published here a small daily paper entitled the ‘ Sentinel,’ devoted to the cause of what was called by its own supporters ‘the Working Men's Party,’ and by its opponents ‘the Fanny Wright Working Men.’ Of that party we have little personal knowledge, but at the head of the paper, among several good and many objectionable avowals of principle, was borne the following;Single Districts for the choice of each Senator and Member of Assembly.We gave this proposition some attention at the time, and came to the conclusion that it was alike sound and important. It mattered little to us that it was accompanied and surrounded by others that we could not assent to, and was propounded by a party with which we had no acquaintance and little sympathy. We are accustomed to welcome truth, from whatever quarter it may approach us, and on whatever flag it may be inscribed. Subsequent experience has fully confirmed our original impression, and now we have little doubt that this principle, which was utterly slighted when presented under unpopular auspices, will be engrafted on our reformed Constitution without serious opposition.Tribune, Dec., 1845.
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