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Clark, Rufus W. (Rufus Wheelwright) (1813-1886) A Review of the Rev. Moses Stuart's pamphlet on slavery, entitled conscience and the Constitution.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00267.139 Author/Creator: Clark, Rufus W. (Rufus Wheelwright) (1813-1886) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Pamphlet Date: 1850 Pagination: 1 v. : 103 p. ; 22.5 x 14 cm.

Summary of Content: Published by C. C. P. Moody. Clark, pastor of the North Church in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, rebuts Stuart's argument regarding slavery (Stuart argued for colonization; refer to GLC00267.138). In closing, writes "...notwithstanding the strong efforts that are made to sustain and to extend American slavery... this system is doomed ere long to fall." Calls the Fugitive Slave Bill "the most extraordinary, disgraceful, and atrocious, that was ever recorded upon the statute books of this nation." Stuart's pamphlet had been a reply to a speech by Senator Daniel Webster. Contains slight water damage.

People: Clark, Rufus Wheelwright, 1813-1886
Stuart, Moses, 1780-1852
Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: US ConstitutionReligionGovernment and CivicsLawAfrican American HistorySlaveryAbolitionReform MovementColonizationFugitive Slave ActMissouri Compromise

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