What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
acres admission admit amendment authority Bank believe bill British BROWN California called charge Chickasaw citizens claim colleague committee compromise Congress Constitution contract convention court Cuba declaration demand Democratic Democratic party District dollars duty election enabling act equal exclude slavery exercise favor Free-Soilers gentleman gentleman from Mississippi give governor honorable House hundred judgment justice Kansas Lecompton constitution legislation legislature Lord Clarendon Majesty's government Massachusetts means ment Mexico millions Mississippi Missouri compromise never Nicaragua North North Carolina officers opinion party pass political position present President proposed proposition protection proviso public lands purpose question Quitman railroad reason representative Secretary senator from Illinois slave slaveholding South southern sovereignty speech stand submit suppose territory Texas thing thousand tion treasury Union United violation Virginia vote Whig whole Wilmot proviso
Page 174 - Mexicans who, in the Territories aforesaid, shall not preserve the character of citizens of the Mexican Republic, conformably with what is stipulated in the preceding article, shall be incorporated into the Union of the United States...
Page 129 - There shall be neither slavery nor involuntary servitude in the said territory otherwise than in the punishment of crimes, whereof the party shall have been duly convicted; Provided, always, That any person escaping into the same, from whom labor or service is lawfully claimed in any one of the original States, such fugitive may be lawfully reclaimed and conveyed to the person claiming his or her labor or service as aforesaid.
Page 42 - I could a tale unfold, whose lightest word Would harrow up thy soul; freeze thy young blood ; Make thy two eyes, like stars, start from their spheres; Thy knotted and combined locks to part, And each particular hair to stand on end, Like quills upon the fretful porcupine : But this eternal blazon must not be To ears of flesh and blood : — List, list, O list!
Page 132 - Delaware, December 7, 1787 ; Pennsylvania, December 12, 1787 ; New Jersey, December 18, 1787 ; Georgia, January 2, 1788; Connecticut, January 9, 1788; Massachusetts, February 6, 1788; Maryland, April 28, 1788 ; South Carolina, May 23, 1788 ; New...
Page 479 - can nothing be done for freedom because the public conscience is inert?' Yes, much can be done — everything can be done. Slavery can be limited to its present bounds, it can be ameliorated, it can be and must be abolished, and you and I can and must do it.
Page 369 - Provided, That the right of suffrage and of holding office shall be exercised only by citizens of the United States...
Page 369 - That every free white male inhabitant above the age of twenty-one years, who shall have been a resident of said Territory at the time of the passage of this act, shall be entitled to vote at the first election, and shall be eligible to any office within the said Territory...
Page 534 - White persons of foreign birth, who shall have declared their intention to become citizens conformably to the laws of the United States on the subject of naturalization.
Page 129 - That after the year 1800 of the Christian era there shall be neither slavery nor involuntary servitude in any of the said States, otherwise than in punishment of crimes, whereof the party shall have been duly convicted to have been personally guilty.
Page 461 - 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 their domestic institutions in their own way, subject only to the constitution of the United States...