A History Of The People Of The United States (volume 4); From The Revolution To The Civil War

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byJohn Bach Mcmaster

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1895. Excerpt: ... 1820. THOMAS AMENDMENT. 589 came forward with a new amendment, which was moved by Senator Burrill, of Rhode Island. It provided that "the three first articles of compact in the ordinance of July thirteenth, 1787," should be added to the Missouri bill. But on the next day * he withdrew it to make way for a very different amendment, moved by Senator Thomas, of Illinois. The debates in the Senate and the temper of the two sections of the country, as expressed at public meetings, made it certain that nothing but a compromise could succeed, and this compromise was offered by Thomas. He proposed that in all that tract of country ceded to the United States by France, under the name of Louisiana, which lay north of thirty-six degrees and thirty minutes north latitude, except so much as was included in the intended State of Missouri, there should be no slavery. But a few days later, f and before the Senate had begun to consider his amendment, he withdrew it in order to present it in another form. This left nothing before the Senate save the amendment reported by the Judiciary Committee uniting the Maine and Missouri bills in one. Another week was then spent in useless debate before the yeas and nays were taken and the amendment carried by the close vote of twenty-three to twenty-one. $ Every senator was present. As soon as the chairman of the Committee of the Whole had announced the result, Thomas rose and moved that the sixth article of the Ordinance of 1787 should apply to all that tract of country ceded by France to the United States, under the name of Louisiana, which lay north of thirty-six degrees and thirty minutes, except so much as was to be included in Missouri. The moment he sat down Barbour, of Virginia, moved to amend the amendment by striking out thirty-six and a half and putti...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1895. Excerpt: ... 1820. THOMAS AMENDMENT. 589 came forward with a new amendment, which was moved by Senator Burrill, of Rhode Island. It provided that "the three first arti...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:242 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.51 inPublished:January 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217340369

ISBN - 13:9780217340366

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