This was the beginning of the Liberty party, which nominated Birney for the presidency in 1840 and again in 1844.
The formation of the Liberty party served to accentuate the division.
The Liberty party man takes office on conditions, which, he says, are not binding upon him.
The Liberty party man says, it is for him "what he understands it."
His terrible severities of speech, he visited upon the slave-power and the Liberty party alike.
At length the jackies forward heard the welcome order: "Shift into clean blue, the Liberty party!"
The Liberty party, therefore, held the balance of power and determined the result of the election.
In August, 1843, the national convention of the Liberty party was held at Buffalo.
They called it the Liberty party and nominated a candidate for President.
He was again the candidate in 1844, with an increased support, and the party now was named "The Liberty party."