Proceedings of a State Convention of the Whig Young Men of Connecticut: Assembled at Hartford, February 26, 1840

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Printed at the Courant Office, 1840 - Campaign literature - 16 pages

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Page 5 - Resolved, That the unappropriated lands that may be ceded or relinquished to the United States, by any particular State, pursuant to the recommendation of Congress ' of the 6th day of September last, shall be disposed of for the common benefit of the United States...
Page 16 - ... upon which the Confederacy was based and upheld." 58 During these convention days, glorious for Ohio Whiggery, a continuous stream of cheering thousands poured into Columbus undeterred by muddy roads and intermittent rain. "Banners, ingenious in device, and splendid in execution," an eyewitness wrote, "loomed in the air; flags were streaming, and all the insignia of Freedom swept along in glory and in triumph — canoes planted on wheels and manned by the brave and generous friends of Harrison...
Page 3 - ... matters in a merely strategic point of view, the distinction is always palpable between an offensive movement and one which is defensive ; nor can offensive operations, as a matter of policy and prudence, ever be justified, when rashly entered upon without forethought, means, or preparation. Unanimity on the part of the people, and especially on the part of...
Page 5 - ... of the United States, as may be provided for by law, and make report to this house. PURLIC LANDS. — The following resolution was passed by the house of delegates, by a vote of 48 to 23. Resolved, That the recommendation by the president of the United States in his last annual message to congress, to cede the public lands to the new states in which they are located, is impolitic^ unjust and highly injurious to the fair and legitimate claims of Mary, land ; and that it is our duty to those whom...
Page 16 - Friday, with a view to write a description ot it. But we cannot describe it. From the east, the west, the north, and the south, the people poured in, in dense and continuous streams. On they came, rending the bine welkin with their shouts.
Page 16 - Numerous, however, as has been aud is the crowd, all have been fed, and sheltered, and cherished. Not a single cheerless or disappointed face can be seen amid the vaut assemblage.
Page 16 - It is impossible to judge of the number with accuracy, as hut a very few of the delegations have reported full lists of their members. Numerous, however, as has been aud is the crowd, all have been fed, and sheltered, and cherished.

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