The following resolution was adopted in the House of Representatives of the Pennsylvania Legislature
on Saturday, by a vote of 50 to 26 Read it:
That we affirm the doctrines of the Chicago
platform as expressing the sentiments of a large majority of the people of Pennsylvania
, and that we have no reason to ignore it. We do not believe that anything in our political condition demands concessions on our part.
Immediately after the adoption of the fore-going resolution, another was offered by Mr. Bowyer
, of Berks
, for the appointment of a select committee to report a bill to repeal portions of laws of Pennsylvania
nullifying the fugitive slave law of Congress.
This resolution was indefinitely postponed, by — yeas 49 nays 264.
Thus answers Pennsylvania
to the position 456 feet long for the repeal of these acts!
Will they not all answer in like manner!