History of the Democratic Party Organization in the Northwest, 1824-1840

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F. J. Heer Printing Company, 1915 - 120 pages
 

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Page 24 - Ibid, Feb. 7, 1828. I 24 Ohio Arch, and Hist. Society Publications. organizing, a committee of fourteen, consisting of one member from each congressional district, was appointed to consult with delegates from their respective districts, and recommend to the convention the names of sixteen persons for nomination as electors of president and vice-president of the United States at the next election.84 Another committee of fourteen members was appointed to prepare an address...
Page 69 - Whigs opposed the new institution ; they declared it "was intended to abridge the liberties of the people by depriving individuals, on their own mere motion, of the privilege of becoming candidates and depriving each man of the right to vote for a candidate of his own selection and choice.
Page 86 - A movement for another convention was therefore soon on foot which assumed to represent the whole people, though in fact originating in the caucuses of the Jackson party and representing that party almost exclusively." The delegates convened and "with no more authority than any party caucus, assumed the sovereign power of accepting the proposition of congress. No pretense could be more baseless than this assumption of authority by the convention. People ridiculed its meeting and christened it the...
Page 27 - The members of this committee were requested to hold1 their first meeting at Salem on February 22. The friends of Jackson were requested to organize committees of correspondence in their counties and as far as possible, committees of vigilance in their townships and to transmit the names of the members of such committees to the state committee at Salem. The delegations in the state convention were to act in concert with the committees of correspondence in their respective counties.102 A committee...
Page 38 - County meeting had suggested three from each county,18 while the Coshocton County meeting favored twice the number to which each county was entitled representatives in the state legislature.17 At this convention a committee of three was appointed to draft an address to the electors of the district and a corresponding committee consisting ,of three in each county was appointed for the district.18 The chief work of the convention was, of course, to nominate a candidate for congress. As the result of...
Page 19 - An editorial in the Cincinnati Gazette of that time on the fall election gives some interesting sidelights on party organization and seems on the whole a fair statement of the case.55 It says in substance that, notwithstanding the attempts of the Jacksonians to mix up the presidential question with the local elections, this course has been taken in but a few counties. "In Wayne, Columbiana, Jefferson, Hamilton. Knox, Ross, and Belmont the presidential election, or Administration and opposition, forms...
Page 9 - ... and temporary succession to the powers and duties of public offices, of whatever nature and whether filled by election or appointment, the incumbents of which may become unavailable for carrying on the powers and duties of such offices, and to adopt such other measures as may be necessary and proper for insuring the continuity of governmental operations, including changes in quorum requirements in the legislature and the relocation of the seat of government.
Page 31 - that the several ward and township committees in this county be requested to appoint a fund committee in their respective wards and townships, for the purpose of receiving such contributions as may be given to promote the election of General Jackson, and that the same be paid over to the treasurer of the general committee of the county."138 In Richland township, Belmont County, a Jackson meeting in September resolved, "that Mr.
Page 77 - ... send at least one delegate. Delegates were appointed from Morgan and a county organization of the party was effected. From July to November a large number of county meetings were held, all of which appointed delegates to the state convention and a number of them effected county organizations.41 Xone of these meetings seems to have been composed of delegates regularly appointed by the precincts but the Peoria county meeting appointed a committee of correspondence consisting of three in each precinct...
Page 27 - Western Sun, Jan. 26. 1828 ; US Telegraph, Jan. 31, 1828. mll'cstfrn Sun, Jan. 2(i, 1828. in the electoral ticket, to insure the circulation of correct intelligence among their friends in every county and to provide the funds necessary to defray such expenses as might be incurred; and to adopt or recommend such measures as to them appeared expedient.101 The members of this committee were requested to hold' their first meeting at Salem on February 22.

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