In the letter Schermerhorn discusses the Treaty of New Echota, which had been signed the day before. He mentions the terms of the treaty, such as the removal of the Cherokee Indians, the survey of the newly acquired lands by the federal government,...
In the speech Bowdon discusses recent legislative debate concerning the expansion of slavery into the country's new states and territories. He argues that since slaves are property, the government should protect their owners' rights in any land...
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...
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