The Life of Stephen A. Douglas (Google eBook)

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Harper & Brothers, 1860 - Legislators - 528 pages
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Page 479 - That whenever any of the said states shall have of free inhabitants as many as shall then be in any one of the least numerous of the thirteen original states, such state shall be admitted by its delegates into the Congress of the United States on an equal fooling with the
Page 201 - ia hereby declared inoperative and void, it being the true intent and meaning of this act not to legislate slavery into any territory or state, nor to exclude it therefrom, but to leave the people thereof perfectly free to form and regulate their domestic institutions in their own way, subject only to the Constitution of the United States.
Page 496 - all laws of the United States which are not locally inapplicable, shall have the same force and effect within the territory as elsewhere within the United States, except the eighth section of the act preparatory to the admission of Missouri into the Union, approved March 6, 1820, which being inconsistent with the principle of
Page 305 - a slate, the said Territory, or any portion of the same, shall be received into the Union with or without slavery, as their Constitution may prescribe at the time of their admission" After asserting this great principle of state equality as applicable to every portion of New Mexico under the Constitution, and as
Page 504 - The United States shall guaranty to every state in this Union a Republican form of government, and shall protect each of them against invasion; and, on application of the Legislature, or of the Executive, (when the Legislature can not be convened), against domestic violence.
Page 508 - It is an irrepressible conflict between opposing and enduring forces; and it means that the United States must and will, sooner or later, become either entirely a slaveholding nation, or entirely a free-labor nation.' Either the cotton and rice fields of South Carolina, and the sugar plantations of
Page 496 - approved March 6, 1820, which being inconsistent with the principle of non-intervention by Congress with slavery in the states and territories, as recognized by the legislation of 1850, commonly called the ' Compromise Measures,' is hereby declared inoperative and void—it being the true intent and meaning of
Page 405 - through, under the constant hot fire of a disciplined, proud, and pampered enemy. Did we brave all then to falter now—now, when that same enemy is wavering, dissevered, and belligerent ? The result is not doubtful. We shall not fail— if we stand firm, we shall not fail. Wise counsels may accelerate, or
Page 504 - the United States shall guaranty to every state in this Union a Republican form of government; second, the United States shall protect each of them against invasion; third, the United States shall, on application of the Legislature, or of the Executive, when the Legislature can not be convened, protect
Page 136 - And when the said Territory, or any portion of the same, shall be admitted as a state, it shall be received into the Union with or without slavery, as their Constitution may prescribe at the time of their admission.

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