The Origin and Progress of the American Party in Politics; Embracing a Complete History of the Philadelphia Riots in 1844 and a Refutation of the Argu

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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. 1855 Excerpt: ...and contemned through the columns of party political organs. And even until this time, they are condemned in certain quarters as rioters, church-burners, and women-killers! The writer of this has suffered more than his full share of this unjust censure, and much of it from parties who have since opened their...
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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. 1855 Excerpt: ...and contemned through the columns of party political organs. And even until this time, they are condemned in certain quarters as rioters, church-burners, and women-killers! The writer of this has suffered more than his full share of this unjust censure, and much of it from parties who have since opened their eyes to the light of truth, and have advocated the principles for which he was condemned. Nay, more; have sought and received office and its emoluments from the despised party whom they denounced as traitors and murderers, and supposed no gallows sufficiently high upon which to have them executed. But we rejoice in their conversion. Paul was suddenly arrested in a career equally as mad as theirs. He was struck by a "light from heaven." Charity requires the supposition that their light came from the same region. There are still others who were equally as mad as they, and yet would be eagerly welcomed to our ranks. All men are fallible, and the brightest intellect has erred. Let us throw no obstacle in the way of political reformation and moral advancement. Some few of the Kensington rioters were arrested, but they never received the punishment they deserved, and justice demanded. Several of the American party were arraigned before the courts on criminal charges, trumped up for especial purposes. These men were as innocent of crime as the judges who tried them, and more so than some of the attorneys engaged in their prosecution. There was, however, no intention to do them material harm. It was a good stroke of policy to effect a compromise; and the guilty went unscathed of justice, that the innocent might escape the arbitrary exercise of law. But despite all opprobrium, opposition, and persecution, the American party not only stood its ground, b...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150394010
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 66
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.14 (d)

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