Kansas: The Prelude to the War for the Union

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Houghton, Mifflin, 1885 - 334 pages
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Page 222 - The right of property is before and higher than any constitutional sanction ; and the right of> the owner of a slave to such slave and its increase is the same and as inviolable as the right of the owner of any property whatever.
Page 138 - Tis time New hopes should animate the world, new light Should dawn from new revealings to a race Weighed down so long, forgotten so long...
Page 154 - ... about six o'clock next morning, when we prepared to attack them at once, on foot, leaving Frederick and one of Captain Shore's men to guard the horses. As I was much older than Captain Shore, the principal direction of the fight devolved on me. We got to within about a mile of their camp before being discovered by their scouts, and then moved at a brisk pace, Captain Shore and men forming our left, and my company the right. When within about sixty rods of the enemy. Captain Shore's men halted...
Page 6 - A few weeks afterward the committee of thirteen took those two bills and put a wafer between them, and reported them back to the Senate as one bill, with some slight amendments. One of these amendments was, that the Territorial Legislatures should not legislate upon the subject of African slavery. I objected to that provision...

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