Official Proceedings of the Democratic National Convention

Official Proceedings of the Democratic National Convention

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ...not merely to gain personal or party triumphs, but we come here in tke exercise of a solemn duty, in a crisis of the condition of the affairs of our country, such as has never yet befallen the United States. Shall we not all enter upon this duty in the solemn and profound conviction of the responsibilities thus devolved upon us, of our high duty to our country, to ourselves, and to the States of this Union? (Applause.) Gentlemen, the Convention is now in order for the transaction of business. Mr. Howard, of Tennessee, had taken the floor for the purpose of making a motion. Mr. Howard, of Tennessee, offered the following resolution: Resolved, That the President of this Convention direct the Sergeant-atArms to issue tickets of admission to the delegates of the Convention att originally constituted and organized at Charleston. Mr. Kavanaoh, of Minnesota. I move to lay the resolution upon the table, and upon that I call for a vote by States. Mr. Russell, of Virginia. I rise to ask a lew questions of the Chair for information. I suppose they relate to a privileged question, so that I am entitled to ask them, notwithstanding the motion which has been made. I would ask the Chair if he has not undertaken to decide that the gentlemen who have seats here as delegates from the State of Virginia have a right tcsit here? If he has undertaken to decide that question, I ask him to state to this Convention upon what ground he has decided that we are entitled to be here? I ask him to state if it was upon the ground that we had appeared and been recognized as proper delegates to this Convention when it was formerly in session? If he acted upon that ground with regard to the delegates from Virginia, and other delegates here, I asfc him to state, for our...show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236587324
  • 9781236587329