CIRCULAR. TOWN OF NEWBURGH. AT A MEETING OF THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLICANS OF THE TOWN OF NEWBURGH, HELD AT THE HOUSE OF WM. CLEARY, ON THE 24TH OF FEBRUARY, 1848, PURSUANT TO A CALL OF THE TOWN COMMITTEE...

[Newburgh, N.Y. 1848]. Broadside, 6 1/2" x 12". Printed in two columns. Several old horizontal folds, Very Good.

The Town Committee presents nine Resolutions. These express concern at the divisive effects of slavery, deploring "the efforts that are being made to destroy the old land-marks of party destinction [sic] and to form new political divisions." David Wilmot of Pennsylvania had introduced a bill prohibiting slavery in the Territories acquired as a result of the War with Mexico. The Town Committee insists that "no power has been delegated by the Constitution to Congress to abolish slavery where it does exist, or to establish it in any State or Territory where it does not exist, and that the Wilmot Proviso is a phantom."
The Committee warns fellow Democrats "throughout the State and nation to put on their armor and prepare immediately for the coming conflict" with their political adversaries. The Circular is signed in type at the end by Allen M. Sherman, Robert Sterling, Chauncey B. Gidney, and Daniel A. Deyo; and dated Feb. 29, 1848.
Not located on OCLC, or the online sites of AAS and the Library of Congress. Item #29548

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