Stone Collection: Volume 62 - Item 10
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10. [Levi] Lincoln, Speech of Mr. Lincoln, of Massachusetts: Delivered in the House of Representatives of the United States, Feb. 7, 1837, on the Resolution to Censure the Hon. John Q. Adams, for Inquiring of the Speaker, Whether a Paper, Purporting to Come from Slaves, Came within the Resolution Laying on the Table All Petitions Relating to Slavery (Washington, DC: Gales & Seaton, 1837). (9 p.)
Speech defending Adams, who had offended Southern Representatives by challenging the gag rule, a parliamentary device that prevented debates in the House regarding slavery.