Collections and Proceedings of the Maine Historical Society by Maine Historical SocietyCollections and Proceedings of the Maine Historical Society by Maine Historical Society

Collections and Proceedings of the Maine Historical Society

byMaine Historical Society

Paperback | October 12, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...the territory and of the political influence of slavery. Mis quiet, peaceful nature was deceptive to strangers; for at the bottom lay a stratum of resolution, which would have carried him to the stake, before he would surrender a natural right or abandon an important principle. His ideas were cleir and decided. He possessed great facility in expression and a command of language which qualified him for the discussion of great questions with a power and force suldom excelled in any legislative bodjzl Although the Republicans had abandoned all expectation of any benefical results from the conference, and were not very attentive to the debate, Senator Morrill had not been many minutes on his feet, before he had a large body of interested auditors. Mis voice, at first low and quiet, gathered volume as be proceeded, until, as he approached the real points in the controversy, his lucid arguments cut like a Damasoas blade. "You tell us," he said, " that our multiplied offenses are more than you can endure; that our unfriendly criticisms of slavery, our obstructions to the surrender of fugitive slaves, our opposition to the admission of Kansas with a constitution that tolerates slavery, justify extreme measures on your part; that although some have left the Union, the states here represented will condone our offenses by one more compromise. But only on one condition, that we consent to write into the fundamental law, that slavery is to be perpetual in the republic, and that any territory with sufficient population, wherever situated, shall, if its people so vote, come into the Union as a slave state, and its status once fixed shall be forever unchangeable. " We have made compromises before, not one of which was ever broken by the North, but by...
Title:Collections and Proceedings of the Maine Historical SocietyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:134 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.29 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217912109

ISBN - 13:9780217912105