Frederick Douglass, whose attendance at the convention and support of the Declaration helped pass the resolutions, said the document represented the "grand movement for attaining the civil, social, political, and religious rights of women." Douglass’ North Star issue of August 11, 1848 is the other paper noted for printing the Declaration in full.
Other content includes acts of New York’s legislature (p1), anti-slavery (p 2-3), Annual dinner of the Long Island Railroad Company, a note headed “Heavy load” reporting on immigrants from Friesland who landed in New York before emigrating to Holland, Wisconsin. A particularly scraggly one was reported to have been wearing a belt with six thousand ten guilder coins. The agent reported that most in the party had similar belts.
Pages 2-3 report on The Free Soil Convention in Buffalo, N.Y. When the Democratic party nominated Lewis Cass over former President Martin Van Buren, Van Buren broke from his party to lead the Free Soil Partly ticket. Van Buren knew that they wouldn’t win but hoped to split the Democratic vote and throw the election to the Whigs. He succeeded, receiving enough votes to deny New York to Cass, which was enough to provide Whig Zachary Taylor's margin of victory in the electoral college.
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