History, 1838–1856, volume F-1 [1 May 1844–8 August 1844]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​May 17​>
Names. Counties. States.
Abr. Williams, Georgia.
J. Hawse, Alabama.
R. Alexander, Union District, S. Carolina.
Younger Maccauslin, Randolph, N. Do.
D. J. Patton, .
Cap. Hathaway, Arkansas.
“It was moved, seconded, and carried by acclamation, that General Joseph Smith of , be the choice of this Convention for President of the .
“It was moved, seconded, and carried by acclamation, that Esqre., of , be the choice of this Convention for Vice President of the .
“The nine following Resolutions were then adopted, the fifth of which was carried by acclamation.
1 “Resolved, that from all the facts and appearances that are now [HC 6:390] visible in the , that we believe much imbecility and fraud is practiced by the officers of government; and that to remedy these evils it is highly necessary that a virtuous people should arise in the panoply of their might, and with one heart and one mind, correct these abuses by electing wise and honorable men to fill the various offices of government.
2. “Resolved, that as union is power, the permanency and continuance of our political institutions depend upon the correction of the abuses.
3. “Resolved, that as all political parties of the present day have degraded themselves by adhering more or less to corrupt principles and practices, by fomenting discord and division among the people, being swallowed in the vortex of party spirit and sectional prejudices, until they have become insensible to the welfare of the people and the general good of the country; and knowing that there are good men among all parties, in whose bosoms burn the fire of pure patriotism, we invite them by the love of liberty, by the sacred honor of freemen, by the patriotism of the illustrious fathers of our freedom, by the glorious love of country, and by the holy principles of ’76, to come over and help us to reform the government.
4. “Resolved, that to redress all wrongs, the government of the , with the President at its head, is as powerful in its sphere as Jehovah is in his.
5 “Resolved, that the better to carry out the principles of liberty and equal rights, Jeffersonian Democracy, free trade and sailors rights, and the protection of person and property, we will support General Joseph Smith of for the President of the at the ensuing election.
6 “Resolved, that we will support , Esqre., of , for the Vice Presidency.
7 “Resolved, that we will hold a National Convention at Baltimore on Saturday, the 13th. day of July.
8 “Resolved, that we call upon the honest men of all parties in each state to send their delegates to said convention.
9 “Resolved, that all honest Editors throughout the are requested to publish the above resolutions.
Resolved, that those gentlemen who stand at the head of the list, who have gone to the several states to take charge of our political interests, be requested to use every exertion to appoint electors in the several electoral districts of the states which [p. 43]
May 17
Names. Counties. States.
Abr. Williams, Georgia.
J. Hawse, Alabama.
R. Alexander, Union District, S. Carolina.
Younger Maccauslin, Randolph, N. Do.
D. J. Patton, .
Cap. Hathaway, Arkansas.
“It was moved, seconded, and carried by acclamation, that General Joseph Smith of , be the choice of this Convention for President of the .
“It was moved, seconded, and carried by acclamation, that Esqre., of , be the choice of this Convention for Vice President of the .
“The nine following Resolutions were then adopted, the fifth of which was carried by acclamation.
1 “Resolved, that from all the facts and appearances that are now [HC 6:390] visible in the , that we believe much imbecility and fraud is practiced by the officers of government; and that to remedy these evils it is highly necessary that a virtuous people should arise in the panoply of their might, and with one heart and one mind, correct these abuses by electing wise and honorable men to fill the various offices of government.
2. “Resolved, that as union is power, the permanency and continuance of our political institutions depend upon the correction of the abuses.
3. “Resolved, that as all political parties of the present day have degraded themselves by adhering more or less to corrupt principles and practices, by fomenting discord and division among the people, being swallowed in the vortex of party spirit and sectional prejudices, until they have become insensible to the welfare of the people and the general good of the country; and knowing that there are good men among all parties, in whose bosoms burn the fire of pure patriotism, we invite them by the love of liberty, by the sacred honor of freemen, by the patriotism of the illustrious fathers of our freedom, by the glorious love of country, and by the holy principles of ’76, to come over and help us to reform the government.
4. “Resolved, that to redress all wrongs, the government of the , with the President at its head, is as powerful in its sphere as Jehovah is in his.
5 “Resolved, that the better to carry out the principles of liberty and equal rights, Jeffersonian Democracy, free trade and sailors rights, and the protection of person and property, we will support General Joseph Smith of for the President of the at the ensuing election.
6 “Resolved, that we will support , Esqre., of , for the Vice Presidency.
7 “Resolved, that we will hold a National Convention at Baltimore on Saturday, the 13th. day of July.
8 “Resolved, that we call upon the honest men of all parties in each state to send their delegates to said convention.
9 “Resolved, that all honest Editors throughout the are requested to publish the above resolutions.
Resolved, that those gentlemen who stand at the head of the list, who have gone to the several states to take charge of our political interests, be requested to use every exertion to appoint electors in the several electoral districts of the states which [p. 43]
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