Speech of Hon. William Sawyer of Ohio, on the Slave Trade in the District of Columbia, Delivered in the House of Representatives, January 10, 1849

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Printed at the Congressional Globe Office, 1849 - Land grants - 6 pages
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Page 3 - Mr. Gott of New York introduced a resolution instructing the Committee on the District of Columbia to report a bill prohibiting the slave trade in the District. The language of the preamble upon which the resolution was based was very strong, and doubtless seemed to Mr.
Page 3 - From morning to night, day after day and week after week," said a member, "nothing can get a hearing that will not afford an opportunity to lug in something about negro slavery. . . . Sir, I am heartily tired of this nigger business. I want a change. I beg gentlemen to remember there are some white people in this country, and that these white people are entitled to some consideration. . . . Yet, a stranger ... on listening to the debates on this floor would consider . . . that Congress was instituted...
Page 4 - ítie wielded; and the crackling flame and curling smoke make Indian summer for the sturdy laborer within his clearing. There will be "rollings" every Thursday, and " raisings
Page 5 - Kentucky,' p. 70 (Cincinn., 1870). 1849 Many an honest, hardworking man has mauled rails for 50 cents a hundred, that he might be able to get a little coffee, or tea, or sugar, .... for a sick wife or child.
Page 3 - I know the feelings of that portion of the State which I have the honor to represent...
Page 4 - The dinner horn will be heard across broad fields, and will be answered by the keen appetites attendant upon honest labor.
Page 4 - ... to proceed to the despatch of the public business, and to let negroes...
Page 5 - ... out behind." The woman asked him why his mother did not put a patch on for him. " Why," said the lad, "she is busy at a sewing society, making clothes for the poor Greeks.

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