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  Statement, U.S. Constitution and Slavery . . .
Author: No authors specified.
Date: April 9, 1859

Letter Press Book #3 began with an alphabetical, name index to the letters that follow, but the first document therein was a statement dated April 9, 1859, composed of three principles regarding the U.S. Constitution, governance, and slavery in the territories: "1st. We hold that the constitution of the U. States does not carry slavery into the Territories . . ." The second and third points asserted the rights of the people of the territories to govern themselves.

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: Ewing Collection, Letter Press Book #3
Item Number: 100544              Number of images: 1
Keywords: Popular sovereignty; Slavery; United States. Congress; United States. Constitution

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