Convention at Cleveland

November 6, 1957

Notwithstanding the official postponement of the National Convention, there is an account here of a “highly interesting and spirited gathering” of delegates from Indiana, Michigan, southern Ohio, western Pennsylvania, and other states.  There were resolutions passed, one of which reflected “some severity” upon the Committee on Arrangements, for the postponement. The Committee here offers defense for the action in postponing the Convention, and takes the opportunity to urge disunion, “because the Union is the bulwark of the slave system…”