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Petitions have been presented to the Legislature of Pennsylvania to restore to the colored citizcns of that State the right of sufFrnge w.hich they formerly enjoyedThe proposition wt rejected in the Senate by a vote of 10 to 17. Whereupon the Harrisburg Union, a lending Democratie paper, sets up the follovving howl of and delight at this adjustment of a matter liso eminenily delicate and sacred!" The Editor needs no inscription on his collar tosliow tlintiie iia.s an ownerf uIt will be aeen that not a singleDem ocrat was found nmong those who were willing to ajitate this dangerous and exciting question. Whiïst they all avowed! a warm sympath' y íor the peculiar condition of this urifortonate class, they sternly resistcd an appeal which would ullimately tend not only to invest them with? the right of suíFrngp, but also to elévalo them to trusts of high honor and resjTonsibility. Our Democratie brethren of the South may here peeeive that the interests they deern so eminently deiieate1 and sacred,'are nowhere more scrupalously respectedthan by the ' repuUHcan freeimeiï of Pennsylvania'


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