THE KANSAS STRUGGLE, OF 1856, IN CONGRESS, AND IN THE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN; WITH SUGGESTIONS FOR THE FUTURE

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Сторінка 38 - Provided, That as an express and fundamental condition to, the acquisition of any territory from the Republic of Mexico by the United States, by virtue of any treaty which may be negotiated between them, and to the use by the Executive of the moneys herein appropriated, neither Slavery nor involuntary servitude shall ever exist in any part of said territory, except for crime, whereof the party shall first be duly convicted.
Сторінка 15 - Constitution; that all efforts of the abolitionists or others, made to induce Congress to interfere with questions of slavery or to take incipient steps in relation thereto, are calculated to lead to the most alarming and dangerous consequences ; and that all such efforts have an inevitable tendency to diminish the happiness of the people, and endanger the stability and permanency of the Union, and ought not to be countenanced by any friend of our political institutions.
Сторінка 39 - Commonwealth ; and that the Senators and Representatives of this State, in the Congress of the United States, be requested to use their...
Сторінка 38 - Resolved, That our Senators in Congress be instructed, and our Representatives be requested to use all...
Сторінка 14 - Congress has no power under the Constitution to interfere with or control the domestic institutions of the several States, and that all such States are the sole and proper judges of everything appertaining to their own affairs not prohibited by the Constitution ; that all efforts...
Сторінка 8 - What is it but a conglomeration of greasy mechanics, filthy operatives, small-fisted farmers, and moonstruck theorists? All the Northern and especially the New England States are devoid of society fitted for well-bred gentlemen.
Сторінка 33 - We demand and shall attempt to secure the repeal of all laws which allow the introduction of slavery into territories once consecrated to freedom, and will resist by every constitutional means the existence of slavery in any of the territories of the United States.
Сторінка 8 - Repeatedly, have we asked the North, 'Has not the experiment of universal liberty failed ? Are not the evils of free society insufferable ? And do not most thinking men among you propose to subvert and reconstruct it?' Still no answer. This gloomy silence is another conclusive proof, added to many other conclusive evidences we have furnished, that free society in the long run is an impracticable form of society; it is everywhere starving, demoralized, and...
Сторінка 8 - LABORERS, unfit for self-government, yet clothed with the attributes and powers of citizens. Master and slave is a relation in society as necessary as that of parent and child ; and the Northern States will vet have to introduce it. Their theory of free government is a delusion.
Сторінка 8 - The great evil of northern Free society is that it is burdened with a servile class of mechanics and laborers, unfit for self-government, and yet clothed with the attributes and powers of citizens. Master and Slave is a relation in society as necessary as that of parent and child; and the northern states will yet have to introduce it. Their theory of free government is a delusion.

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