Memoir, Autobiography and Correspondence of Jeremiah Mason

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byJeremiah Mason

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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. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...the nation is duly sensible of it. That the Boston printers should omit to publish his speech on the Missouri Question, under the circumstances you mention, is most extraordinary. Some individuals must have controlled them. There is surely nothing in the speech incautious or unguarded, and I think with you that the argument is conclusive. It has in truth furnished the materials of all the public discussions on our side. The Boston memorial, which was drawn by Judge Story, was evidently and as he frankly states, taken almost wholly from it..... It is all important that your Legislature should unite with Pennsylvania and New York in expressing their opinion on this great question. I see Governor Brooks makes no allusion to it. The omission of Massachusetts to express an opinion, on the ground of doubt as to the right of Congress to prohibit slavery, or on the ground of indifference as to the issue, may, and probably will determine as sufficient number of votes in the House of (236) Representatives to turn the question. I do not believe the advocates of slavery will gain anything by the extraordinary attempt in the Senate to tack this subject to the bill for the admission of Maine. The attempt is entirely unparliamentary, and will be resisted. What do you think of Mr. Otis's attempt to defend the Hartford Convention? When I was in Boston last autumn, he mentioned his intention to me, and asked my opinion of its expediency. I advised him not to make the attempt. I told him that transaction was passing rapidly out of recollection and would soon be forgotten, and that it would be unwise to revive it by a public discussion, which could do no good but might do much harm. The event will show whether I gave him good or bad advice. With affectionate...

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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. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...the nation is duly sensible of it. That the Boston printers should omit to publish his speech on the Missouri Q...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:174 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.37 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217510299

ISBN - 13:9780217510295

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