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Addicks Administration adopted ALTERNATES AT LARGE American ballot bill bimetallism Blaine candidate canvass Charles Cleveland Committee on Credentials Congress Conkling Connecticut contest Cuney currency declared defeat Delaware DELEGATES AT LARGE Democracy Democratic party DISTRICT DELEGATES dollars duties election electoral votes favor February February 25 free coinage Free Soilers Gentlemen George gold standard Government Grant greenbacks Harrison Hayes Illinois Indiana issue James Jersey John John Sherman Johnson Kansas Kentucky labor legal tender legislation lican Lincoln majority March Massachusetts McKinley measure Missouri Morrill tariff National Committee nominated North Ohio Pennsylvania platform pledged political Populists present President presidential protection question repeal Repub Republican National Convention Republican party resumption revenue Schuyler Colfax Senate Sherman silver Sixth District slave slavery solid South South Carolina Southern tariff Tennessee Territories Texas Thomas tion Treasury Union United veto Vice-President Virginia West Whig William William McKinley Wilson York
Page 13 - We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
Page 13 - In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow-countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war. The government will not assail you. You can have no conflict without being yourselves the aggressors. You have no oath registered in heaven to destroy the government, while I shall have the most solemn one to "preserve, protect, and defend it.
Page 160 - The wretch, condemn'd with life to part, Still, still on hope relies ; And every pang that rends the heart, Bids expectation rise. Hope, like the glimmering taper's light, Adorns and cheers the way ; And still, as darker grows the night, Emits a brighter ray.
Page 79 - But this momentous question, like a firebell in the night, awakened and filled me with terror. I considered it at once as the knell of the Union. It is hushed, indeed, for the moment. But this is a reprieve only, not a final sentence.
Page 3 - States, except the eighth section of the act preparatory to the admission of Missouri into the Union, approved March 6, 1820, which, being inconsistent with the principle of nonintervention by Congress with slavery in the States and Territories, as recognized by the legislation of eighteen hundred and fifty, commonly called the Compromise Measures, is hereby declared inoperative and void...
Page 66 - We reaffirm the American doctrine of protection. We call attention to its growth abroad. We maintain that the prosperous condition of our country is largely due to the wise revenue legislation of the Republican Congress. We believe that all articles which cannot be produced in the United States, except luxuries, should be admitted free of duty, and that on all imports coming into competition with the products of American labor there should be levied duties equal to the difference between wages abroad...
Page 58 - We are uncompromisingly in favor of the American system of protection. We protest against its destruction, as proposed by the President and his party. They serve the interests of Europe ; we will support the interests of America.
Page 66 - The American people, from tradition and interest, favor bimetallism, and the Republican party demands the use of both gold and silver as standard money, with such restrictions and under such provisions, to be determined by legislation, as will secure the maintenance of the parity of values of the two metals, so that the purchasing and debt- paying power of the dollar, whether of silver, gold or paper, shall be at all times equal.
Page 42 - ... that comes from abroad, or is grown at home — taxes on the raw material — taxes on every fresh value that is added...
Page 13 - It follows from these views that no State upon its own mere motion can lawfully get out of the Union; that resolves and ordinances to that effect are legally void, and that acts of violence within any State or States against the authority of the United States are insurrectionary or revolutionary, according to circumstances.