to exclude slaves.
Why not, by terminating their territorial condition, determine this controversy.
The same course might now properly be adopted with all the Territories of the United States.
In each of the Territories there are, now, small settlements scattered along the lines of transit.
Within five years, the least populous will contain sufficient population for a representative in Congress.
Dacotah, Washington, Nevada and Jefferson, are destined soon to be as familiar to us as Kansas and Nebraska.
It is well worthy the consideration of the old States, whether it is not better to dispense with all Territorial organizations — always expensive and turbulent — and, at once, to carve the whole into States of convenient size, for admission.
This was the Jeffersonian plan, which did not contemplate Territories, but States.
It was also sanctioned by General Taylor, and, but for his death, would have been adopted.
This is an easy, effectual remedy, within the power of