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Toombs, Robert

Speech of the Hon. Robert Toombs, of Georgia, In the United States Senate, February 23, 1854, On Nebraska and Kansas

Sentinal Office: Washington D.C. 1854 9 x 6" and opens up to 18.5 x 23.5", wraps. Splitting along folds, missing small pieces of edges of folds, spotting, toning, staining else good condition. The Kansas Nebraska Act, which passed in May 1854, allowed the residents in the territories to decide whether or not to allow slavery within their borders. From Senator Toombs' Speech: "It is my purpose to show- 1st that the bill upon your table is constitutional...2nd that it makes a wise, just and proper disposition of slavery...When we look to the Constitution, we find no anti-slavery policy planted in it...we find that it amply provides for the perpetuity, and not the extinction of slavery. It provides for the recapture and return of fugitives...increased representation for slave property...the suppression of insurrection among slaves...the policy of our fathers was unmistakably written down and...cannot be perverted." Toombs was the senator from Georgia from March 1853 to February 1861 and the first secretary of state for the Confederacy from Februrary to July of 1861. SCARCE.


Book Id: 99-4803

Price: $50.00

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