Proceedings of the great Union meeting held in the large saloon of the Chinese museum: Philadelphia, on the 21st of November 1850. Under a call signed by upwards of five thousand citizens, whose names are appended to the proceedings

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B. Mifflin, printer, 1850 - 83 páginas
 

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Página 26 - The North has only to will it to accomplish it; to do justice by conceding to the South an equal right in the acquired territory, and to do her duty by causing the stipulations relative to fugitive slaves to be faithfully fulfilled; to cease the agitation of the slave question, and to provide for the insertion of a provision in the Constitution by an amendment which will restore to the South in substance the power she possessed of protecting herself, before the equilibrium between the sections was...
Página 42 - I must also invite your attention to the painful excitement produced in the South, by attempts to circulate through the mails inflammatory appeals addressed to the passions of the slaves, in prints, and in various sorts of publications, calculated to stimulate them to insurrection, and to produce all the horrors of a servile war.
Página 13 - The last clause of the 2d section of the 4th article of the constitution of the United States...
Página 46 - Self-preservation is the first instinct of nature, and therefore any state of society in which the sword is all the time suspended over the heads of the people must at last become intolerable.
Página 14 - Ghent it was agreed that all territory, places, and possessions taken by either party from the other during the war...
Página 49 - No person held to service or labor in one state, under the laws thereof, escaping into another shall, in consequence of any law or regulation therein, be discharged from such service or labor, but shall be delivered up on claim of the party to which such service or labor may be due." Roger Sherman pointed out that the return of runaway horses was not demanded with such specific concern, but he got no support from the other members of the Convention. Southern slavery may have been a "peculiar institution**...
Página 44 - Proviso was interposed, to add fuel to the flame, and to excite the southern people to madness. ******* " It would be the extreme of dangerous infatuation to suppose that the Union was not then in serious danger. Had the Wilmot Proviso become a law, or had slavery been abolished in the District of Columbia, nothing short of a special interposition of Divine Providence could have prevented the secession of most, if not all the slaveholding States. " It was from this great and glorious old Commonwealth,...
Página 17 - recommended it to the legislatures of the several States, to pass laws, making it expressly the duty of the keepers of their jails, to receive,' and safe keep therein, all prisoners committed under the authority of the United States, until they shall be discharged by due course of the laws thereof.
Página 9 - AN ACT To AMEND, AND SUPPLEMENTARY TO THE ACT, ENTITLED, "AN ACT RESPECTING FUGITIVES FROM JUSTICE, AND PERSONS ESCAPING FROM THE SERVICE OF THEIR MASTERS,
Página 16 - An act to prevent kidnapping, preserve the public peace, prohibit the exercise of certain powers heretofore exercised by judges, justices of the peace, aldermen and jailors in this commonwealth, and to repeal certain slave laws.

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