Caucuses of 1860: A History of the National Political Conventions of the Current Presidential Campaign: Being a Complete Record of the Business of All the Conventions; with Sketches of Distinguished Men in Attendance Upon Them, and Descriptions of the Most Characteristic Scenes and Memorable Events

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Follett, Foster, 1860 - Democratic National Convention - 232 pages

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Page 137 - of the soil of any State or Territory, no matter under what pretext, as among the gravest of crimes." The resolution would then read, "That the Republican party is opposed to any change in our naturalization laws, by which the rights of citizenship hitherto accorded to immigrants from foreign lands shall be abridged or impaired.
Page 222 - That the government of a Territory organized by an act of Congress, is provisional and temporary ; and during its existence, all citizens of the United States have an equal right to settle with their property in the Territory, without their right* either of person or property being destroyed or impaired by Congressional or Territorial legislation.
Page 65 - States: and the Democratic party pledge such constitutional Government aid as will insure the construction of a Railroad to the Pacific coast, at the earliest practicable period. 3. Resolved, That it is the duty of the United States to afford ample and complete protection to all its citizens, whether at home or abroad, and whether
Page 137 - I then offer as an amendment to the report, as presented bv the committee, the following: That the second clause of the report shall read, " That the maintenance of the principles promulgated in the Declaration of Independence and embodied in the Federal Constitution "—and then, sir, I propose to amend by adding these words, " That all men are created equal; that
Page 54 - and Atlantic coasts: Therefore, be it Resolved. That the Democratic party do hereby pledge themselves to use every means in their power to secure the passage of some bill, to the extent of the constitutional authority of Congress, for the construction of a Pacific Railroad, from the Mississippi River to the
Page 137 - proceed—"is essential to the preservation of our Republican institutions ; and that the Federal Constitution, the Rights of the States, and the Union of the States, must and shall be preserved." [Great applause, and many gentlemen struggling for the floor.]
Page 138 - 5. That the present Democratic Administration has far exceeded our worst apprehensions, in its measureless subserviency to the exactions of a sectional interest, as especially evinced in its desperate exertions to force the infamous Lecompton Constitution upon the protesting people of Kansas; in construing the personal relation between master and
Page 98 - 'retiring" was adopted. Mr. Burrows, from the committee on Resolutions, reported a series of resolutions, the material ones of which were : Resolved, That the platform adopted by the Democratic party at Cincinnati, be affirmed, with the following explanatory resolutions: First. That the government of a Territory organized by an act of
Page 223 - recognizes it as an imperative duty of this Government to protect naturalized citizens in all their rights, whether at home or in foreign lands, to the same extent as its native-born citizens. And whereas, one of the greatest necessities of the age. in a political, commercial, postal and military point of view, is speedy communication between the
Page 98 - iu the Territory, without their rights either of person or property being destroyed or impaired by Congressional or Territorial legislation. Second. That it is the duty of the Federal Government, in all its departments, to protect, when necessary, the rights of persons

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