Address of the Whigs of the Legislature of Massachusetts to the Whigs of the Union

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Eastburn's Press, 1848 - United States - 11 pages
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Page 3 - Others rely on other foundations and other hopes for the welfare of the country ; but for my part, in the dark and troubled night that is upon us, I see no star above the horizon promising light to guide us but the intelligent, patriotic, united Whig party of the United States.
Page 10 - ... States upon the altar of party subserviency. "The Whigs of the Legislature have recently declared to the country, 'that if success can attend the party, only by the sacrifice of Whig principles, or some of them,' they do not mean to be thus successful; that they are determined 'to support a candidate who will not suffer us to be overbalanced by annexations of foreign territory, nor by the further extension of the institution of Slavery, which is equally repugnant to the feelings, and incompatible...
Page 7 - ... he would accept the nomination of the Democratic party, and that he would not submit his claims to the decision of the Whigs, acting through their regularly constituted convention. HE is NOT A WHIG, if judged by the opinions he entertains upon questions of public policy. Upon the great questions of currency and finance, of internal improvements, of protection to American industry, so far from agreeing with the Whigs, he has distinctly avowed that he has formed no opinion at all. HE is NOT A WHIG,...
Page 2 - AT a meeting of the Whig Members of the Legislature of Massachusetts, holden on Friday Evening, 28th April, 1848, in the Tremont Temple in Boston, according to previous notice ; the Hon.
Page 5 - Whigs among us, in various parts of the country, and in different walks of life, who , have been named as worthy candidates for the first ofiice in the Government of the United States.

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