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Page 42 - That the normal condition of all the territory, of the United States is that of freedom ; that, as our republican fathers, when they had abolished slavery in all our national territory, ordained that no person should be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law...
Page 41 - Constitution 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, shall be preserved.
Page 41 - ... 3. That to the union of the states this nation owes its unprecedented increase in population, its surprising development of material'resources, its rapid augmentation of wealth, its happiness at home, and its honor abroad : and we hold in abhorrence all schemes for disunion, come from whatever source they may...
Page 43 - That a Railroad to the Pacific Ocean is imperatively demanded by the interests of the whole country ; that the Federal Government ought to render immediate and efficient aid in its construction ; and that, as preliminary thereto, a daily Overland Mail should be promptly established.
Page 38 - ... it becomes our duty, by legislation, whenever such legislation is necessary, to maintain this provision of the Constitution against all attempts to violate it; and we deny the authority of Congress, of a territorial legislature, or of any individuals, to give legal existence to slavery in any territory of the United States.
Page 37 - This Convention of Delegates, assembled in pursuance of a call addressed to the people of the United States, without regard to past political differences or divisions, who are opposed to the repeal of the Missouri Compromise, to the policy of the present Administration...
Page 32 - The Republican party is mindful of its obligations to the loyal women of America for their noble devotion to the cause of freedom. Their admission to wider fields of usefulness is viewed with satisfaction, and the honest demands of any class of citizens for additional rights should be treated with respectful consideration.
Page 57 - We are opposed to further grants of the public lands to corporations and monopolies, and demand that the national domain be set apart for free homes for the people.