Stone Collection: Volume 40 - Item 12
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12. “The State of the Country,” Princeton Review (January 1861): 1-32; reprint.
Essay urging restoration of the Missouri Compromise so that slavery can be extended to territories lying below latitude 36 degrees 30 minutes without regard to the issue of popular sovereignty. The author also demands strict enforcement of the fugitive slave law or, if that option is impracticable, compensation to Southern slave owners whose slaves escape to the North.