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Randolph, Thomas J. Speech...House of Delegates of Virginia, on the abolition of slavery

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07035 Author/Creator: Randolph, Thomas J. Place Written: Richmond Type: Pamphlet Date: 1832/01/21 Pagination: 22 p. 21.8 x 13.8 cm

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07035 Author/Creator: Randolph, Thomas J. Place Written: Richmond Type: Pamphlet Date: 1832/01/21 Pagination: 22 p. 21.8 x 13.8 cm

Summary of Content: Second edition. Argues the Fugitive Slave Law of 1793 was unconstitiutional in Ohio due to Northwest ordinance.

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Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: SlaveryAfrican American HistoryFugitive Slave ActUS ConstitutionLawAbolitionGovernment and CivicsNorthwest TerritoryRunaway Slave

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