What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
Abolitionism Abolitionists admit adopted African slave trade agitation American amount annual appropriations authority believe bill Buchanan cent charge citizens claim colleague committee condition Congress Constitution Court declared Democratic party Department doctrine domestic duty election equal established exercise existing fact favor foreign Free-Soil Frémont friends gentleman Government grant House hundred important Indiana Indians institution interest Kansas Kansas-Nebraska act labor land legislation Legislature liberty Louisiana manufactures means ment Missouri Missouri compromise Nebraska North northern object officers Ohio opinion passed pension political ports present President principles prohibit protection provisions purpose question reference repeal Representatives REPs Republican party resolution revenue Senator SEss slave slaveholding slavery South South Carolina southern Speaker speech squatter sovereignty statute Tennessee Territories Territory of Kansas thousand tion Treasury treaty Union United Virginia vote Wilmot proviso wool
Page 99 - Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen ; for we be brethren. Is not the whole land before thee ? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left.
Page 63 - That the Constitution confers upon Congress sovereign power over the territories of the United States for their government, and that in the exercise of this power it is both the right and the duty of Congress to prohibit in the territories those twin relics of barbarism, polygamy, and slavery.
Page 111 - March sixth, eighteen hundred and twenty, which, being inconsistent with the principle of non-intervention by Congress with slavery in the states and territories, as recognized by the legislation of eighteen hundred and fifty, commonly called the compromise measures, is 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...
Page 148 - Though the earth and all inferior creatures be common to all men, yet every man has a property in his own person. This nobody has any right to but himself. The labour of his body, and the work of his hands, we may say, are properly his.
Page 110 - The inhabitants of the ceded territory shall be incorporated in the Union of the United States, and admitted as soon as possible, according to the principles of the Federal constitution, to the enjoyment of all the rights, advantages, and immunities, of citizens of the United States ; and, in the mean time, they shall be maintained and protected in the free enjoyment of their liberty, property, and the religion which they profess.
Page 177 - ... occupy, or fortify or colonize, or assume or exercise any dominion over Nicaragua, Costa Rica, the Mosquito coast, or any part of Central America...
Page 111 - Kansas, and when admitted as a state or states, 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...
Page 121 - Rhode Island, and Providence Plantations, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia, to be free, sovereign and independent States; that he treats with them as such, and for himself, his heirs and successors, relinquishes all claims to the Government, proprietary and territorial rights of the same, and every part thereof.
Page 35 - ... they have been deprived of life, liberty, and property without due process of law...
Page 58 - Nor was it uninteresting to the world, that an experiment should be fairly and fully made, whether freedom of discussion, unaided by power, is not sufficient for the propagation and protection of truth? Whether a government, conducting itself in the true spirit of its constitution, with zeal and purity, and doing no act which it would be unwilling the whole world should witness, can be written down by falsehood and defamation?