The Nebraska Question

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General Books LLC, 2009 - 228 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1854. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... SPEECH OF THE* HON. S. P. CHASE, OF OHIO, IN THE SENATE, FEB. 3, 1854. MAINTAIN PLIGHTED FAITH." The bill for the organization of the Territories of Nebraska and Kansas being under consideration-- Mr. CHASE submitted the following amendment: Strike out from section 14 the words " was superseded by the principles of the legislation of 1850, commonly called the compromise measures, and;" so that the clause will read: " That the Constitution, and all laws of the United Stiles which are not locally inapplicable, shall have the same force and effect within the said Territory of Nebraska 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 is hereby declared inoperative." Mr. CHASE said: Mr. President, I had occasion, a few days ago, to expose the utter groundlessness of the personal charges made by the Senator from Illmois [Mr. Douglas] against myself and the other signers of the Independent Democratic appeal. I now move to strike from this bill a statement which I will to-day demonstrate to be without any foundation in fact or history. I intend afterwards to move to strike out the whole clause annulling the Missouri prohibition. I enter into this debate, Mr. President, in no spirit of personal unkindness. The issue is too grave and too momentous for the indulgence of such feelings. I see the great question before me, and that question only. Sir, these crowded galleries, these thronged lobbies, this full attendance of the Senate, prove the deep, transcendent interest of the theme. A few days only have elapsed since the Congress of the United States assembled in this Capi toL Then no agitation seemed to disturb the political elements. Two of the great politica...

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