A history of the Whig party: or some of its main features; with a hurried glance at the formation of parties in the United States, and the outlines of the history of the principal parties of the country to the present time, etc., etc

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Crosby, Nichols & Company, 1860 - Political parties - 365 pages
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Page 95 - November, 1793, we signified that they should stop and detain all ships laden with goods the produce of any colony belonging to France, or carrying provisions or other supplies for the use of any such colony...
Page 310 - Orleans become marts for legitimate merchandise alone, or else the rye fields and wheat fields of Massachusetts and New York must again be surrendered by their farmers to slave culture and to the production of slaves, and Boston and New York become once more markets for trade in the bodies and souls of men.
Page 77 - Negroes are, in all respects, except in regard to life and death, the cattle of the citizens of the Southern States. If they were good for food, the probability is, that even the power of destroying their lives would bo enjoyed by their owners, as fully ns it is over the lives of their cattle.
Page 277 - States, as one man, against the inhabitants of the slave States. Union on the one side will beget union on the other. And this process of reciprocal consolidation will be attended with all the violent prejudices, embittered passions, and implacable animosities, which ever degraded or deformed human nature. A virtual dissolution of the Union will have taken place, while the forms of its existence remain. The most valuable element of union, mutual kindness, the feelings of sympathy, the fraternal bonds,...
Page 108 - ... command from the general government, which can tend to interrupt the good understanding that prevails between the citizens of Vermont and his majesty's subjects in Canada. It is further intimated, that in case of a war, he will use his influence to preserve this state neutral, and resist, with all the force he can command, any attempt to make it a party.
Page 266 - Clarkson entered upon their noble task ; and each individual of this increased number, in addition to the horrors which were endured in former times, has to suffer from being cribbed up in a narrower space, and on board a vessel, where accommodation is sacrificed to speed. Painful as this is, it becomes still more distressing if it shall appear that our present system has not failed by mischance, from want of energy, or from want of expenditure, but that the system itself is erroneous, and must necessarily...
Page 106 - It is better to suffer the amputation of a limb, than to lose the whole body. We must prepare for the operation.
Page 108 - ... in chief of the militia, to refuse obedience to any command from the general government, which can tend to interrupt the good understanding that prevails between the citizens of Vermont and his majesty's subjects in Canada.
Page 109 - England states continued to approve of the publick measures, it is extremely probable that Great Britain would now have to choose between war and concession. But the aspect of things in this respect, is changed ; and a war would produce an incurable alienation of the eastern states, and bring the whole country in subordination to the interests of England, whose navy would prescribe and enforce the terms upon which the commercial states should carry, and the agricultural states export their surplus...
Page 125 - As Mr. Madison has declared war, let Mr. Madison carry it on." "The Union has been long since virtually dissolved, and it is full time that this part of the disunited States should take care of itself.

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