The Republican Scrap Book: Containing the Platforms, and a Choice Selection of Extracts, Setting Forth the Real Questions in Issue, the Opinions of the Candidates, the Nature and Designs of the Slave Oligarchy, as Shown by Their Own Writers, and the Opinions of Clay, Webster, Josiah Quincy, and Other Patriots, on Slavery and Its Extension ...

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J.P. Jewett & Company, 1856 - 80 páginas
 

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Página 9 - Measures, is hereby declared inoperative and void; it being the true intent and meaning of this act not to legislate Slavery into any Territory or State, nor to exclude it therefrom, but to leave the people thereof perfectly free to form and regulate their domestic institutions in their own way, subject only to the Constitution of the United States...
Página 70 - And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the gift of God ? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath?
Página 16 - That the maintenance of the principles promulgated in the Declaration of Independence and embodied in the Federal Constitution...
Página 7 - Constitution ; that all efforts of the abolitionists or others, made to induce Congress to interfere with questions of slavery, or to take incipient steps in relation thereto, are calculated to lead to the most alarming and dangerous consequences...
Página 67 - The conventions of a number of the States having, at the time of their adopting the constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added...
Página 7 - Territories; and whose avowed purposes, if consummated, must end in civil war and disunion, the American Democracy recognize and adopt the principles contained in the organic laws establishing the Territories of Kansas and Nebraska as embodying the only sound and safe solution of the "slavery question...
Página 73 - keeping the word of promise to the ear, and breaking it to the hope...
Página 67 - ... this territory, any book, paper, magazine, pamphlet or circular, containing any denial of the right of persons to hold slaves in this territory, such person shall be deemed guilty of felony, and punished by imprisonment at hard labor for a term of not less than two years.
Página 7 - Democratic party will faithfully abide by and uphold the principles laid down in the Kentucky and Virginia resolutions of 1792 and 1798, and in the report of Mr. Madison to the Virginia Legislature in 1799; that it adopts those principles as constituting one of the main foundations of its political creed, and is resolved to carry them out in their obvious meaning and import.
Página 7 - That in view of the condition of popular institutions in the Old World, (and the dangerous tendencies of sectional agitation, combined with the...

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