The Writings And Speeches Of Samuel J. Tilden (volume 2) by Samuel Jones TildenThe Writings And Speeches Of Samuel J. Tilden (volume 2) by Samuel Jones Tilden

The Writings And Speeches Of Samuel J. Tilden (volume 2)

bySamuel Jones Tilden

Paperback | February 8, 2012

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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.1885 Excerpt: ... both branches of the Legislature, and a respectable majority of the congressional delegation; and if anything further were wanting to show our proper organization and great efficiency, it was furnished in the fact that we gave a majority of some six thousand for the present National Executive. At the expiration of two years we find our congressional delegation reduced to a meagre minority, and a governor of the Federal party elected by a large majority; and a third year throws the whole legislative power, by an overwhelming majority, into the hands of our opponents. The same party which gave the President the voice of this State could not bring him within one hundred thousand votes of any respectable opponent; and a portion of that party itself, discarding all its usages and forms of action, have formed a separate and complete organization, under the name of "Hunkers." This section, enjoying the whole patronage of the Federal Government, and professing to act under its advisement, are now assailing the men and the principles of the party they have left, with a bitterness and recklessness unparalleled in the annals of party controversy. That it has been deemed advisable by the Administration at Washington to remodel the Democratic party in this State by changing its direction without impairing its efficiency, is made apparent by the neglect of those who enjoyed the confidence of the Democracy, and by the bestowal of its patronage upon such as had received few, if any, marks of popular favor; that the attempt, however, has been eminently unsuccessful, the meagre list of hirelings enlisted for this purpose most conclusively shows. Unable to control the action of the Democratic party, they have formally withdrawn from it, and for the time have perhaps reduced i...
Title:The Writings And Speeches Of Samuel J. Tilden (volume 2)Format:PaperbackDimensions:204 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.43 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217289622

ISBN - 13:9780217289627