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Immense Gathering at the Cooper Institute free pdf Excerpt from Immense Gathering at the Cooper Institute That celebrated piece of ordinance, the Empire Club pocket pistol, was planted in the street at Astor place, and at intervals awakened the echoes of that peaceful locality with its frequent discharges. The meeting was called to order at a quarter past eight P.M., by Mr. J. D. Henry, Chairman of the Committee of Arrangements, who nominated as Chairman of the meeting Mr. John D. Brower, shipping merchant. The nomination was applaudingly ratified. Speech Of John H. Brower. Mr. Brower, on taking the chair, said: Fellow Democrats - In the object of this meeting I entirely and heartily concur. I feel and appreciate the honor your vote has conferred upon me, and thank you for it. The peculiar position of the democratic party, at this time, is greatly to be deplored- but it is not by any fault or delinquency of ours. We need no other evidence to give assurance that the democratic masses of the city of New York are largely represented here, than the character and fidelity of the men who now surround me. These are the thou sands who do not bow the knee to Baal. (Cheers and counter-cheers for Douglas.) But the question of "regularity" is much discussed, and we are told that Mr. Breckinridge for President, and General Lane for Vice-President, are not regular democratic nominations, and that Mr. Douglas and Mr. Johnson are regular. This we esteem more a matter of fancy than of fact. (Cheers) Our opinion is that the majority of the Douglas Convention was packed expressly for the man, that the thirty-five votes of New York, were bargained for and sold prior to the election of delegates to the State Convention, which met at Syracuse on the 14th of September last, that the choice of many of these delegates was managed with express reference to that result, and that the masses of the democracy of Yew York had no voice in the Baltimore-Charleston nominations. (Cheers.) Upon this ground, therefore, the nominations of Mr. Douglas and Mr. Johnson appear to us as not regular, but a usurpation. (Cheers.) That it was not a National Democratic Convention which nominated Mr. Douglas, we consider proved, in the fact that the delegates from the democratic States, with the President of that Convention, protested against its proceedings, and were constrain ed to withdraw from it. ("Hurrah for Douglas," and cheers.) The Presidential nominee of that Convention is himself not a regular - he is schismatic, and not in good standing in the democratic party, inasmuch as he stands opposed to its avowed principles, and still repudiates them after their confirmation by the Supreme Court of tho United States. For the proof of this, I appeal to the speech of Senator Benjamin, recently pronounced in the Senate. The principles of the present democratic administration have been thwarted, and the party disrupted by the nominee of the Baltimore-Charleston Convention and his followers in his assumption of a sovereignty for the Territories, which has never been pretended by any well-received expounder of the constitution, and which can never be maintained as a principle of constitutional law, any more than could a "Wilmot proviso" or a "Buffalo platform." (A voice, "All gas.") Those things and this nominee cannot be regular in the democratic party, whose first element has ever been to maintain the constitution pure and simple. Jefferson and Madison, and their compeers, founded the democratic party upon the constitutional law. (Cheers for Douglas, with counte-rcheers for Breckinridge.) John Breckinridge (the grandfather of our Presidential nominee) introduced the memorable resolutions of '98 to the Legislature of Kentucky, and the democratic party proper has kept its rules of regularity within the compass of that law and of these resolutions from that time to this. So it must continue for all time to come. The constitution is the sheet anchor of our hopes- when that is gone all is.

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Author : Daniel S Dickinson
Publisher : Forgotten Books
Data Published : 08 July 2015
ISBN : 1330985419
EAN : 9781330985410
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 22 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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