The Platforms. / [column] Baltimore: the National Convention which assembled at Baltimore on the 7th of last June, and there nominated Abraham Lincoln for re-election as President, with Andrew Johnson as Vice-President, adopted and presented to the American people the following platform ... / [column] Chicago. The Democratic National Convention which gathered at Chicago on the 29th of August and presented the names of George B. McClellan for President, and George H. Pendleton for Vice-President, agreed on and adopted the following platform ... 1864

NP: np, 1864. Broadside, 11 1/2 x 9 1/4 in., printed in two columns. Some toning and scattered foxing and uneven edges with shallow chipping, not affecting text. The platforms of the Union (Democratic) Party and the Republicans for what would become Lincoln's re-election. Some of the resolutions in his party's platform, printed here: "That, as Slavery was the cause, and now constitutes the strength, of this rebellion, and as it must be always and everywhere hostile to the principles of republican government, justice and the national safety demand its utter and complete extirpation from the soil of the republic; and that we uphold and the acts and proclamations by which the Government in its own defense, has aimed a death-blow at this gigantic evil. We are in favor, furthermore of such an amendment to the Constitution, to be made by the people in conformity with its provisions, as shall terminate and forever prohibit the existence of Slavery within the jurisdiction of the United States.......Resolved, That the foreign immigration, which in the past has added so much to the wealth and development of resources and increase of power to this nation, the asylum of the oppressed of all nations, should be fostered and encouraged by a liberal and just policy." OCLC lists 19 copies of this broadside. Item #63146

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