In the statement the delegates list the main points of the Alabama Platform, which had been rejected by the convention, and then formally withdraw from the gathering: "The points of difference between the Northern and Southern Democracy are: 1st....
In the letter Seward explains that Congress is proposing a fifteenth amendment to the Constitution, which must be voted on by the state legislatures. He includes a certified copy of the resolution: "The right of citizens of the United States to...
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