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Alfred H. Stone Collection
Volume: 60

14. Henry Clay, Speech of the Hon. Henry Clay, of Kentucky, on Taking up his Compromise Resolutions on the Subject of Slavery. Delivered in Senate, Feb. 5th & 6th, 1850 (New York: Stringer & Townsend, 1850). (32 p.)

Speech in favor of eight resolutions that later became known as the Compromise of 1850. Clay’s resolutions included provisions for the immediate admission of California as a free state, organization of territorial governments in New Mexico and Utah without reference to their status as slave or free, a new and stringent fugitive slave law coupled with the abolition of the domestic slave trade in the District of Columbia. (The collection has another copy of this speech in volume 45 [17].)