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Lib. 20.42. of slavery in America, and of its guarantees in the Constitution; his pretext, in regard to California and New Mexico, that their physical conditions debarred African slavery, and he would not take pains to reaffirm an ordinance of Nature, nor to reenact the will of God Lib.
20.43 cf. 21.93.; his offer to support a Government scheme of colonizing
Lib. 20.46. the free colored population of the South
In the Boston Congregationalist of July 6, 1849 (Lib. 19.166), Lewis Tappan told of having acted as secretary of a colonization meeting held at the Marlboroa Hotel, Boston, in 1822, Webster presiding, and Judge Story introducing resolutions.
This was followed by one to organize the Massachusetts Colonization Society, when a great division of sentiment was manifested over the constitution reported, and Webster at length declared: It is a scheme of the slaveholders to get rid of the free negroes.
I will have nothing to do with it—and left the room.—all was mere s