Yancey discusses his withdrawal from the Democratic National Convention in Baltimore; the main points of the Wilmot Proviso, which sought to prevent the introduction of slavery into any territory acquired from Mexico; and the "permanent evil" to be...
The introduction briefly discusses the terms of the "compromise bills" and encourages support for the decisions of the federal government: "There appears no objection from any Southern man to the Fugitive Slave Bill. After the Wilmot Proviso has...
In the letter Samford discusses his views on the proposed Kansas-Nebraska Act: "I see our North. friends are not slow to come up to the issue of non-intervention as made by the Kansas Act; but are we quite cautious enough about the Squatter...
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