by Jacob Moore, Concord, entitled, Collections of the New Hampshire Historical Society for the year 1824, vol.
i., p. 236.
New Hampshire 12,496 2,093
Massachusetts 68,007 15,155
Rhode Island 5,878 4,284
Connecticut 32,039 7,792
New York 18,331 3,304
New Jersey 10,726 6,055
Pennsylvania 25,608 7,357
Delaware 2,317 376
Maryland 13,912 4,127
Virginia 26,668 5,620
North Carolina 7,263
South Carolina 6,417
it may be closely approximated by the aid of the census of 1790, wherein the slave population is returned as follows:
New Hampshire 158 Delaware 8,887
Vermont 17 Maryland 103,036
Rhode Island 952 Virginia 293,427
Connecticut 2,759 North Carolina 100,572
Massachusetts adopted a new State Constitution in 1780, to which a bill of rights was prefixed, which her Supreme Court soon after decided was inconsistent with the maintenance of Slavery, which
This touchstone of the true nature and intent of the measure was most decisively voted down; the Yeas and Nays being as follows:
Yeas — Fessenden and Hamlin, of Maine; Sumner, of Massachusetts; Foot, of Vermont; Smith, of Connecticut; Fish and Seward, of New York; Chase and Wade, of Ohio; Dodge (Henry), of Wisconsin--10.
Nays — Norris and Williams, of New Hampshire; Toucey, of Connecticut; Brodhead, of Pennsylvania; Clayton, of Delaware; Stuart,
Gen. Cass, the inventConnecticut; Brodhead, of Pennsylvania; Clayton, of Delaware; Stuart,
Gen. Cass, the inventor of Popular Sovereignty, who was in his seat and voted just before, did not respond to the call of his name on this occasion. of Michigan; Pettit, of Indiana; Douglas and Shields, of Illinois; Dodge (A. C.) and Jones, of Iowa; Walker, of Wisconsin; Hunter and Mason, of Virginia; Pratt, of Maryland; Badger, of North Carolina; Butler and Evans, of South Carolina; Dawson, of Georgia; Fitzpatrick and C. C. Clay, of Alabama; Adams and Brown, of Mississippi; Benjamin and Slidell, of Louisiana; Mort
iminished, in the average, more than half, while that of Connecticut was reduced from 7,715 to 546.
So, in Ohio, Gov. Chase hulsetts, Simmons, of Rhode Island, Dixon and Foster, of Connecticut, Collamer and Foot, of Vermont, King, of New York, Ten Es 198--as follows:
Yeas--Maine, 3; Massachusetts, 8; Connecticut, 2 1/2; New Jersey, 5; Pennsylvania, 16 1/2; Delaware, 3hire, 5; Vermont, 5 ; Massachusetts, 5; Rhode Island, 4; Connecticut, 3 1/2; New York, 35; New Jersey, 2; Pennsylvania, 10 1/hire, 5; Vermont, 5; Massachusetts, 7; :Rhode Island, 4; Connecticut, 6; New York, 35; New Jersey, 5; Pennsylvania, 12 ; MaryNew York, 7; Joseph Lane, of Oregon, 6; Isaac Toucey, of Connecticut, 2 1/2; Jefferson Davis, of Mississippi, 1 1/2; Frankline: in several of those States--Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, California, and Oregon--the leaders of the Democracy in, carrying the State over theirs, by 1,460 majority.
In Connecticut, Gov. Buckingham had been re-elected by barely 541 major