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It having been determined to establish a Political and Literary Monthly Review, to be conducted in the city of New-York by GEORGE H. COLTON, Esq., and devoted to the permament maintenance of Whig principles and improvement of AMERican literature:
The undersigned, Whig members of the Twenty-eighth Congress, from the several sections of the Union, in consideration of the §. importance of such a work, do most cordially approve of the o and urgeoit upon the Whigs of the Republic for their effective and unwavering support. e believe it to be most strongly demanded by the permanent interests of the country: and the appeal is made to those having these interests most at heart. And for the sake of perfoct confidence in its political course, assurance is hereby given, that the continual assistance of letding men of the Whig Party has been secured, and that full trust is reposed in the views and abilities of the Editor.
Members of the Senate, Members of the House. Willie P. Mangum, N.C., President of Senate. Garret Davis, Kentucky. George Evans, Maine. Charles Hudson, Massachusetts. J. J. Crittenden, . George W. Summers, Virginia. J. Macpherson Berrien, Georgia. Samuel T. Vinton, Ohio. James F. Simmons, Rhode Island. John White, Kentucky. James Alfred Pearce, Maryland. Daniel P. King, Massachusetts. Richard H. Bayard, Delaware. K. Rayner, North Carolina. J. W. Huntington, Connecticut. George B. Rodney, Delaware. Samuel S. Phelps, Vermont. S. C. Sample, Indiana. Alexander Barrow, Louisiana. F. H. Morse, Maine. J. T. Morehead, Kentucky. Milton Brown, Tennessee. W. C. Rives, Virginia. Washington Hunt, New-York. William Woodbridge, Michigan. Henry Y. Cranston, Rhode Island. Ephraim H. Foster, Tennessee. Charles M. Reed, Pennsylvania. W. L. Dayton, New Jersey. John J. Huron, Illinois. John Henderson, Mississippi. C. H. Carroll, New-York. James Dellet, Alabama. William A. Moseley, New-York. Robert C. Schenck, Ohio. Alexander H. Stephens, Georgia.
J. Phillips Phoenix, New-York City.
Earnestly approving of the plan of such a national organ, long needed and of manifest importance, the undersigned agree to contribute for its pages, from time to time, such communications as may be requisite to set forth and defend the doctrines held by the united Whig Party of the Union.
George P. Marsh, of Vermont. D. D. Barnard, of Albany.
Alexander H. Stephens, Ga.
The reasons leading to the design of this Review are many and obvious.
There has long been, and, it is feared, will be, a faction in the Republic, assuming popular forms, but led on by demagogues, against the true interests of the country. Under such guidance they have already inflicted many injuries on the body of the Commonwealth—have crippled our commerce, reduced our manufactures, diminished our revenue, dissipated our treasure, deranged our currency, dishonered our schools, corrupted popular suffrage; yet strengthened Executive power, diminished the hard earnings of the laborer, and placed a disastrous check on the whole course of internal improvements.
In addition to these injuries, they are promulgating or giving countenance to the most dangerous doctrines: That law should have no vitality or force apart from the popular will; that legislation is to be no more stable than party power, that contracts and covenants of to-day may be set aside by a change of majorities to-morrow; that the solemn seats of judicature, and the
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