Illinois Staats-Zeitung -- January 23, 1861Resolutions of the Seward Club of the Seventh Ward
The following resolutions were adopted by the Seward Club in a meeting which Was held Saturday evening:
Whereas, We American citizens, members of the Seward Club will do all in our power to help maintain the unity and concord of the United States, in view of the difficult and dangerous situation in which our adopted fatherland now finds itself, and
whereas, We offer to the just Government of the United States our assistance and every means at our disposal; for since the Democrats of Illinois blame the Republicans for the present disturbances in the country, and have openly and emphatically stated that they will place every possible obstacle in the way of the Republican Administration; therefore be it
Resolved, That we shall fearlessly oppose the Democratic party and shall not 2permit ourselves to be intimidated in any way or by any means,
That we appeal to all citizens of German descent to unite with us and aid in maintaining our constitutional rights,
That these resolutions shall be published in all local newspapers.
H. Hett, President,
G. Scheef, Secretary.
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