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Bartlett, John Russell (1805-1886) Resolutions of the Legislature of Rhode Island, concerning the recent occurrences in Congress and in Kansas.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08452.05 Author/Creator: Bartlett, John Russell (1805-1886) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Pamphlets Date: 14 June 1856 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: House of Representatives mis. doc. no. 119. (34th Congress, 1st session). Bartlett, Secretary of State for Rhode Island, certifies these to be a true copy of resolutions passed in by the Rhode Island Legislature in May. Reprinted by Congress June 1856. Condemns Senator Preston Brooks's attack on Charles Sumner in May 1856 and violence recently inflicted on residents of Kansas by border ruffians.

People: Bartlett, John Russell, 1805-1886.

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Keywords/Subjects: Bleeding Kansas, Slavery, African American History, State Constitution, Government and Civics, Missouri Compromise, Congress, Statehood, Guerrilla Warfare

Sub Era: Age of Jackson