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United States. Congress. Senate. Proceedings of the United States Senate on the Fugitive Slave Bill,- the abolition of the slavetrade in the District of Columbia, - and the imprisonment of free colored seamen in the Southern ports ...

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00267.066 Author/Creator: United States. Congress. Senate. Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Pamphlet Date: 1850 Pagination: 68 p. ; 23.5 x 13.5 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00267.066 Author/Creator: United States. Congress. Senate. Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Pamphlet Date: 1850 Pagination: 68 p. ; 23.5 x 13.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Includes speeches of Senators John Davis, Grenville Winthrop, and others. Printed by T. R. Marvin.

People: Winthrop, Grenville Temple, 1807-1852
Davis, John, 1787-1854

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: African American HistorySlaveryFreemenMaritimeLawGovernment and CivicsFugitive Slave ActRunaway SlaveWashington, D.C.CongressEnslaved people

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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