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Page 168 - press, and freedom of person, under the protection of the habeas corpus and trial by juries impartially selected. " These principles form the bright constellation which has gone before us, and guided our steps through an age of revolution and reformation. The wisdom of our sages and the blood of our heroes have been devoted to their attainment; they
Page 167 - A jealous care of the right of election by the people, a mild and safe corrective of abuses, which are lopped by the sword of revolution, where peaceable remedies are unprovided; "Absolute acquiescence in the decision of the MAJORITY, the vital principle of republics, from which there is no appeal but to force—the vital principle and immediate parent of despotism;
Page 168 - the touch-stone by which to try the services of those we trust; and should we wander from them in moments of error or alarm, let us hasten to retrace our steps and to regain the road which leads to PEACE, LIBERTY
Page 167 - The support of the state governments in all their rights as the most competent administrators of our domestic concerns and the surest bulwark against anti-republican tendencies; " The preservation of the general government in its whole constitutional
Page 268 - hopelessness of further resistance, on the part of the army of northern Virginia, in this struggle. I feel that it is so, and regard it as my duty to shift from myself the responsibility of any further effusion of blood, by asking of you the surrender of that portion of the CS army known as the army of northern Virginia.
Page 168 - vital principle and immediate parent of despotism; " Economy in the public expense, that LABOR may be lightly burdened; " The honest payment of our debts, and sacred preservation of the public faith; "Encouragement of agriculture and of commerce as its handmaid;' " The diffusion of information,
Page 208 - nominated John C. Breckinridge of Kentucky for president and Joseph Lane of Oregon for vice president. The northern convention, with a few scattering votes from the south, nominated Stephen A. Douglas for president and Herschel V. Johnson of Georgia for
Page 84 - that there shall be neither slavery nor involuntary servitude in any territory on the continent of America, which shall hereafter be acquired by or annexed to the United States by virtue of this appropriation, or in any other manner whatsoever, except for
Page 168 - The honest payment of our debts, and sacred preservation of the public faith; "Encouragement of agriculture and of commerce as its handmaid;' " The diffusion of information,
Page 84 - RESOLVED, That while the democracy of New York, represented in this convention, will faithfully adhere to all the compromises of the constitution, and maintain all the reserved rights of the states, they declare—since the crisis has arrived when that question must be met—their uncompromising hostility to the extension of slavery into territory now free,