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Abraham Lincoln, Stephen A. Douglas, Debates of Lincoln and Douglas: Carefully Prepared by the Reporters of Each Party at the times of their Delivery., Sixth joint debate, at Quincy, October 13, 1858. (search)
. The record shows, beyond the possibility of cavil or dispute, that he expressly intended in those bills to give the Territorial Legislatures power to exclude slavery. How stands his record in the memorable session of 1854, with reference to the Kansas-Nebraska bill itself? We shall not overhaul the votes that were given on that notable measure. Our space will not afford it. We have his own words, however, delivered in his speech closing the great debate on that bill on the night of March 3, 1854, to show that he meant to do in 1854 precisely what he had meant to do in 1858. The Kansas-Nebraska bill being upon its passage, he said: It then quotes my remarks upon the passage of the bill as follows: The principle which we propose to carry into effect by this bill is this: That Congress shall neither legislate slavery into any Territory or State nor out of the same ; but the people shall be left free to regulate their domestic concerns in their own way, subject only to th
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kansas, (search)
ordered all armed men to lay down their weapons; but Missouri men, in number about 2,000, and forming three regiments of artillery, marched to attack Lawrence. Geary, with United States troops, prevailed upon them to desist, and near the close of the year (1856) he was enabled to report that peace and order prevailed in Kansas. The author on his bill. The following is the substance of the speech of Senator Stephen A. Douglas on the Kansas-Nebraska bill, delivered in the Senate on March 3, 1854: The principle which we propose to carry into effect by the bill is this: That Congress shall neither legislate slavery into any Territories or State. nor out of the same; but the people shall be left free to regulate their domestic concerns in their own way, subject only to the Constitution of the United States. In order to carry this principle into practical operation, it becomes necessary to remove whatever legal obstructions might be found in the way of its free exercise.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
t the invasion of Mexico (called out by Walker's expedition into Sonora and Lower California)......Jan. 18, 1854 Senator Douglas, of Illinois, reports a bill creating two Territories, Kansas and Nebraska, of the same territory as the former Nebraska bill, with a section virtually repealing the compromise of 1820......Jan. 23, 1854 United States steamer Black Warrior seized by the Cuban authorities at Havana......Feb. 28, 1854 Kansas–Nebraska bill passes the Senate, 37 to 14......March 3, 1854 First treaty between the United States and Japan, of peace, amity, and commerce, concluded and signed at Kanawaga, Japan......March 31, 1854 [Two ports of entry opened to the United States, Hakodadi and Simoda.] Massachusetts Emigrant Aid Society organized by Eli Thayer, and incorporated (to aid emigration to Kansas)......April 20, 1854 Kansas–Nebraska bill taken up in the House......May 8, 1854 Bill passes the House as an original measure, by 112 to 99......May 24, 1854
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 38: repeal of the Missouri Compromise.—reply to Butler and Mason.—the Republican Party.—address on Granville Sharp.—friendly correspondence.—1853-1854. (search)
y 25, 1854. though of late a growing reserve between him and them had been noticed. New York Tribune, June 28. He had been scrupulous in observing the rules of decorum, and had given no occasion for a personal grievance, confining himself in the treatment of the slavery as well as other questions to a discussion of measures and policies, even in his main speech on the Nebraska bill, and abstaining from any impeachment of motives or any altercations with senators. Douglas in debate, March 3, 1854, admitted Sumner's bland manners and amiable deportment up to the time of the Nebraska contest. The National Intelligencer, Oct. 5, 1854, while contending against his positions, wrote: But we are bound to admit that in his most excited discourses in the Senate on this subject,—that is, on questions affecting these rights,—as well as in his general personal intercourse (so far as we are informed), he has not been in the habit of transgressing the bounds of parliamentary law or the requir
Senate. Monday, February 24. The Senate was called to order at 12 o'clock by the President, and opened with prayer by Reb. W. A. Bennett, of the Methodist Church. Bills reported. House bill, amending the charter of Danville and incorporating into one all acts amendatory thereof. Senate bill, to amend and re-enact the 61st section of chapter 33 of the Code of 1860, being the 1st section of an act entitled "An Act to prevent the circulation of small notes," passed March 3d, 1854. Senate bill, giving the consent of the State to the construction of a railroad from the North Carolina Railroad, in the State of North Carolina, to connect with the Richmond and Danville Railroad. House bill to incorporate the West Fork Iron Manufactory, in Floyd county. The bill for the relief of Savings Banks and other corporations of this Commonwealth and exempting them from the penalties imposed by existing laws for the issue of small notes was, on motion of Mr. Nash,