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CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES.
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DG= “IF I AM ELECTED TO THE HIGH OFFICE FOR WHICH YOUR PARTIALITY HAS NOMINATED ME, I WILL ENDEAVOR TO ADMINISTER THE GOVERNMENT ACCORDING TO THE TRUE SPIRIT OF THE CONSTITUTION, AS IT WAS UNDERSTOOD BY THE GREAT MEN WHO FRAMED AND ADOPTED IT, AND IN SUCH A WAY AS TO PRESERVE BOTH LIBERTY AND UNION.” –
JOHN C. FREMONT.
THE REPUBLICAN PLATFORM,
THIS Convention of Delegates, assembled in pursuance of a call to the people of the United States, without regard to past political differences or divisions, who are opposed to the repeal of the Missouri Compromise — to the policy of the present administration — to the extension of slavery into free territory; in favor of the admission of Kansas as a free State — of restoring the action of the Federal Government to the principles of Washington and Jefferson, and for the purpose of presenting candidates for the offices of President and Vice-President, do —
Resolve, That the maintenance of the principles promulgated in the Declaration of Independence, and embodied in the Federal Constitution, are essential to the preservation of our Republican Institutions, and that the Federal Constitution, the
rights of the States, and the union of the States, must and shall be preserved.
- " - . : Resotted, Thai with our Republican fathers, we
hold it to be a self-evident truth that all men are