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Alfred H. Stone Collection
Volume: 16

4. Josiah Quincy, Address Illustrative of the Nature and Power of the Slave States, and the Duties of the Free States; Delivered at the Request of the Inhabitants of the Town of Quincy, Mass., on Thursday, June 5, 1856 (Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 1856). (32 p.)

Speech regarding issues in the national election of 1856 in which the speaker denigrates Southern slave owners. “The slaveholders from that day [upon which the Louisiana purchase bill was passed] saw they had the Free States in their power; that they were masters, and the Free States slaves; and have acted accordingly.” Toward the end of the speech, the speaker calls for enforcement of the Missouri Compromise. “If this Union is destined to break to pieces, it cannot fall in a more glorious struggle than in the endeavor to limit the farther extension of slavery,--that disgrace of our nation, and curse of our race.” (The collection has another copy of this pamphlet in volume 97 [no. 31].)