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" If the convention thinks that North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia will ever agree to the plan, unless their right to import slaves be untouched, the expectation is vain. The people of those states will never be such fools as to give up so important... "
Henry J. Raymond and the New York press, for thirty years: progress of ... - Page 394
by Augustus Maverick - 1870 - 501 pages
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The Transformation of American Abolitionism: Fighting Slavery in the Early ...

Richard S. Newman - History - 2002 - 256 pages
...that banned the slave trade immediately, "the expectation is in vain. The people of those states would never be such fools as to give up so important an interest." 38 In one of the small but significant compromises of 1787, the Constitution guaranteed African imports...
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Journal of the Federal Convention

United States. Constitutional Convention, James Madison - Biography & Autobiography - 1898 - 805 pages
...other imports; which he thought right, and which would remove one difficulty that had been started. the plan, unless their right to import slaves be untouched,...strenuous against striking out the .section, and seconded the motion of General PINCKNEY for a commitment. Mr. GOUVEENEUE MOEEIS wished the whole subject to...
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Heir to the Fathers: John Quincy Adams and the Spirit of Constitutional ...

Gary V. Wood - Biography & Autobiography - 2004 - 249 pages
...Constitutional Convention lest it think North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia "will ever agree to the plan, unless their right to import slaves be...never be such fools as to give up so important an interest."71 Charles Cotesworth Pinckney expressed similar sentiments: "S. Carolina & Georgia cannot...
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Alienable Rights: The Exclusion of African Americans in a White Man's Land ...

Francis Adams, Barry Sanders - Biography & Autobiography - 2004 - 369 pages
...without slaves." John Rutledge agreed: "If the Convention thinks [the southern states] will ever [accept] the plan, unless their right to import slaves be untouched,...never be such fools as to give up so important an interest."44 With the two sides once again apparently deadlocked, members of the Connecticut delegation...
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Slave Nation: How Slavery United the Colonies and Sparked the American ...

Alfred W. Blumrosen, Ruth G. Blumrosen - History - 2006 - 356 pages
...Rutledge of South Carolina agreed. "If the convention thinks that NC, SC, and Georgia will ever agree to the plan, unless their right to import slaves be...such fools as to give up so important an interest." Farrand, Records, Vol. 2, 373, Aug. 22, 1787. 47. Richard Brookheiser, America's First Dynasty, (New...
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Negro President: Jefferson and the Slave Power

Garry Wills - History - 2005 - 274 pages
Offers a provocative look at the presidency of Thomas Jefferson, discussing the relationship between his administation's decisions and the power of the slave states, as well as ...
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And the War Came: The Slavery Quarrel and the American Civil War

Donald J. Meyers - History - 2005 - 284 pages
...the States themselves." Rutledge reinforced the point: The people of the Carolinas and Georgia would "never be such fools as to give up so important an interest." Roger Sherman agreed: "It was better to let the Southern states import slaves than to part with them,...
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Classics of American Political and Constitutional Thought: Origins through ...

Scott J. Hammond, Kevin R. Hardwick, Howard Leslie Lubert - History - 2007 - 1193 pages
...that had been started. Mr. Rutlidge. If the Convention thinks that NC SC & Georgia will ever agree agst. striking out the Section, and seconded the motion of Geni. Pinkney for a commitment. Mr. Govr....
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The Summer of 1787: The Men Who Invented the Constitution

David O. Stewart - History - 2007 - 368 pages
...the sand: If the Convention thinks that North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia will ever agree to the plan, unless their right to import slaves be...such fools as to give up so important an interest. The southern threats did not have the desired effect. For the first time that summer, delegates from...
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Who Shall Rule at Home?: The Evolution of South Carolina Political Culture ...

Jonathan Mercantini - History - 2007 - 314 pages
...Congress) made this clear when he declared, "If the convention thinks that NCSC and Georgia will ever agree to the plan, unless their right to import slaves be untouched, the expectation is in vain." One day earlier Charles Pinckney stated South Carolina's position more bluntly, informing...
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