The Republican National Platform

May 25, 1860

This account of the platform includes seventeen resolutions adopted.  Comment by the editor criticizes the platform because it “takes no issue with the Dred Scott Decision, or with the Fugitive Slave Law, or with slavery as it exists in the District of Columbia; and by omission at least, surrenders its old non-extension of slavery policy, and thus virtually endorses the ‘popular sovereignty’ doctrine of Stephen Arnold Douglas, so far as admission of new States into the Unions is concerned.”   The article includes the progress of votes by which Lincoln has been nominated as candidate for the Presidency, with the Hon. Hannibal Hamlin, of Maine, as nominee for Vice-President.