Address and Proceedings of the Democratic State Convention: Held at Rome, August, 1849 Democratic Party New York

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Address and Proceedings of the Democratic State Convention: Held at Rome, August, 1849 by Democratic Party New York
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Excerpt from Address and Proceedings of the Democratic State Convention: Held at Rome, August, 1849The Democracy of the State of New-York, sincerely desirous of union with all who have heretofore acted in political fellowship with them, andMoreExcerpt from Address and Proceedings of the Democratic State Convention: Held at Rome, August, 1849The Democracy of the State of New-York, sincerely desirous of union with all who have heretofore acted in political fellowship with them, and deploring the consequences of division and alienation, as well upon the great interests of the country as the integrity and ascendency of the Democratic Party, have approached the question of attempted conciliation with a deep sense of its importance.

They could not but feel that upon the Democratic Convention at Rome, and upon its proceedings, would hinge events of great import to the well-being of the State and Union. If they know themselves, they have sought to allay rather than irritate to mollify and heal rather than reopen old wounds to conciliate and restore good feeling, rather than provoke a morbid and acrimonious hostility.In this spirit the Democratic State Committee proposed the recent separate state conventions. They did not hesitate to renew the proposition made by the democratic members of the state legislature, and reject all or disregarded then by the members of the Free Soil organization.

They felt it to be an incumbent duty, in view of the evils of whig misrule in the state and national governments, and of divisions in our own State so well calculated to perpetuate both, to make a final and earnest effort to combine once more, in a common movement and upon a union ticket for state officers, the hopes and energies of the friends of the democratic cause.

In presenting it for the consideration of the adverse organization, they carefully abstained from all allusions to questions of past difference, or to any topic that could revive or provoke controversy.If the effort was not met at the outset in a like conciliatory spirit by the other organization - if the slavery question, in relation to which feeling and irritation have existed, and which has been made a cause of embittered intestine division, was thrown by them directly into the correspondence if the same factious and disorganizing spirit, which exhibited itself at the last election in a separate and irrregular organization at Buffalo and elsewhere, and in tickets hostile to the regular democratic nominees, was manifested in quarters representing the wishes and professing to reflect the opinions of the adverse organization, nevertheless the Democratic State Committee proceeded in the effort to afford to the democratic masses of the state an opportunity, forgetting the past, or discarding the sources of division, to come together with mutual aims of conciliation and amity.That opportunity has been afforded.

We assembled at Rome as delegates duly chosen to represent the Democratic Party of the State. We came, rot in a spirit of antagonism, but actuated by a cordial desire to conciliate. - We came, hot to carry a point or to enforce a dictum, but to convince those who had heretofore co-operated with the Democratic Party, and all who entertain a sincere desire to resume the relations of ancient fellowship, that there were great common grounds on which this desirable result could be attained, without derogating from the opinions of any one or any portion of either organization, in relation to questions which have not been regarded as matters of political faith, and without requiring or yielding concessions, not essential to unity, and which neither could make with honor.We aimed not to depart from this great and liberal rule of action.

We have presented it to the other organization, not only as the basis of all the past action of the Democratic Party, but in the terms and the forms adopted heretofore by that organization. It has been rejected by them.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books.

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