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. 1871 Excerpt: ...of avoiding entangling alliances and complications with foreign powers, wo hoartily sympathize with the brave efforts of tho Gorman people to protoet their fatherland against invasion and spoliation by tho imperial despot who has suppressed freedom of speech and of the preBS in his own country, and finally signalized his career by plunging two great nations into a causeless and needless war. The Democratic Convention assembled at Springfield on the 14th of September, and nominated the following ticket: For Congressman at large, 'William B. Anderson; State Treasurer, Charles Ridgeloy; Superintendent of Public Instruction, Charles Frinse; Penitentiary Commissioners, F. T. Sherman and Thomas Redmond. The platform adopted was in tho following language: Resolved, That the happiness of tho American people and tho protection of their liberties are not to be found in a splendid government supported by powerful monopolies and aristocratic establishments, but, in the language of our great leader, Jackson, "in a plain system, dovoid of pomp, protecting all, and granting favors to none; dispensing blessings like the dews of hoaven, unseen and unfelt savo in the freshness and beauty they contribute to produce." That it is the mission of the Democracy, in accordance with its time-honored principles, to reinstate the administration of the Government in these, its ancient ways, and, by tho restoration of the practice of tho virtues of frugality, honesty, and devotion to the public weal, to place tho country again upon that course, tho pursuit of which can alohe render it for ages to come united, prosperous, and free. Resolved, That wo are in favor of free trade on principle, and while conceding the legality of a tariff for revenue simply, we denounce a protectivo...
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