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Slade, William (1786-1859) Speech of Mr. Slade, of Vermont, on the right to petition; the power of Congress to abolish slavery and the slave trade in the District of Columbia;...

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00267.093 Author/Creator: Slade, William (1786-1859) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Pamphlet Date: 1840 Pagination: 45 p. ; 21.2 x 14.2 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00267.093 Author/Creator: Slade, William (1786-1859) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Pamphlet Date: 1840 Pagination: 45 p. ; 21.2 x 14.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Title continues, "...the implied faith of the north and the south to each other in forming the constitution; and the principles, purposes, and prospects of abolition." Slade, a Congressman from Vermont, protests the Gag rule, which prohibited the issue of slavery in the District of Columbia from being discussed in the House of Representatives. Delivered in the House of Representatives, 18 and 20 January 1840. Printed by Gales and Seaton in Washington, D.C.

People: Slade, William, 1786-1859

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: US ConstitutionCongressLawGovernment and CivicsSlaveryAfrican American HistoryAbolitionReform MovementWashington, D.C.

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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