Stone Collection: Volume 100 - Item 5
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5. Francis P. Blair, Letter of Francis P. Blair, Esq. to the Republican Association of Washington, D. C. (Washington, DC: Buell & Blanchard, 1856). (7 p.)
Letter objecting to passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act, which voided the Missouri Compromise and thus re-opened the issue of the extension of slavery into U.S. territory acquired as result of the war with Mexico. The author argues that accepting the concept of popular-sovereignty is tantamount to endorsing Calhoun’s doctrine of nullification.