In the speech Dowdell argues in favor of a clause in the bill that would repeal the Missouri Compromise of 1820. He objects to a provision of the act that prohibited slavery in the Louisiana Territory north of the 36ø 30' latitude line: "This line...
In the letter Davis criticizes segregationist policies in Alabama: "Segregation is worse than cancer, communism or letting some one slap your mother." He compares the state to a Soviet nation and also mentions pamphlets that his colleagues will be...
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