Our Collection

At the Institute’s core is the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the great archives in American history. More than 70,000 items cover five hundred years of American history, from Columbus’s 1493 letter describing the New World to soldiers’ letters from World War II and Vietnam. Explore primary sources, visit exhibitions in person or online, or bring your class on a field trip.

Stuart, Moses (1780-1852) Conscience and the constitution with remarks on the recent speech of the Hon. Daniel Webster on the subject of slavery.

High-resolution images are available to schools and libraries via subscription to American History, 1493-1943. Check to see if your school or library already has a subscription. Or click here for more information. You may also order a pdf of the image from us here.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00267.138 Author/Creator: Stuart, Moses (1780-1852) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Pamphlet Date: 1850 Pagination: 1 v. : 119 p. ; 24.6 x 15.4 cm.

Published by Crocker & Brewster. Stuart discusses the problems of ending slavery. In closing, writes "The last thing I have to say, is, to ask the question, whether it would not be a feasible thing, and the best thing we can do, to colonize the blacks, as we have the Indians? Let them have a Territory and a government of their own, we being merely watchful guardians over their welfare and safety, and for a while reserving the ultimate control of important measures, until they attain to a state in which they will be competent to take care of themselves." Front cover is detached from binding. Webster gave the speech as a United States Senator.

Stuart served as a professor at the Andover Theological Seminary.

Order a CopyCitation Guidelines for Online Resources