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Alfred H. Stone Collection
Volume: 64

9. J[oseph] A. Wright, Speech of Hon. J. A. Wright, of Indiana, on Slavery in the District of Columbia. Delivered in the Senate of the United States, April 1, 1862 (Washington, DC: L. To[w?]ers & Co., [1862?]). (8 p.)

Speech opposed to a proposal for compensated emancipation in the District of Columbia. The speaker is concerned over how making the District of Columbia a free entity would affect the slavery in states bordering it.