Statistics for occurrence #1 of “United States” in chapter 15 of Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3:
...m as the normal condition of all the Territories, by denying the authority of Congress, of a territorial legislature, or of any individuals, to give legal existence to slavery in any Territory of the United States , and by affirming, on Giddings's motion, the maintenance of the principles of the Declaration of Independence as essential to the preservation of our Republican institutions.
Sumner maintained, as ...
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