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AUTOBIOGRAPHY:

COLLATERAL REMINISCENCES, ARGUMENTS IN
IMPORTANT CAUSES, SPEECHES, ADDRESSES,

LECTURES, AND OTHER WRITINGS,

SAMUEL A. FOOT, LL.D.,

COUNSELLOR AT LAW, AND LATE JUDGE OF THE COURT OF APPEALS.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

ARGUMENTS, SPEECHES, ADDRESSES, LECTURES,

AND OTHER WRITINGS.

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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1872, by

SAMUEL A. FOOT,
In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington,

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PAPERS WRITTEN

BY

SAMUEL A. FOOT.

No. I.–Vol. 1. p. 48.
Nomination of De Witt Clinton for Governor.

Resolutions Adopted by the Republican Convention held at

Johnstown on the 5th of February, 1817. Resolved, That it is the clear and decided opinion of the electors of the Eastern District, that by the constitution of this state, the freeholders thereof, duly qualified, are entitled to elect a Governor at the ensuing election, if the seat of government becomes vacant by the resignation of his Excellency Daniel D. Tompkins, in consequence of his election as Vice-President; and that we consider such vacancy inevitable.

Resolved, As the sense of this meeting, that his Excellency the Governor, by a faithful adherence to his duty, and by his. patriotic devotion to the interests of his country, has justly acquired the esteem and confidence of his fellow-citizens.

Resolved, That in electing a successor to his Excellency, we are called upon, by every consideration which can actuate the bosoms of patriots, to fix on an individual pre-eminent for his political experience, for abilities, for integrity of private character, and all those endowments necessary to the ruler of a great community; and that in the opinion of this convention the Hon. De Witt Clinton is the individual who most eminently unites in himself these qualifications.

Resolved, That coming from the various counties of this extensive district, and having freely conferred together, in announce

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