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Alfred H. Stone Collection
Volume: 6

5. Joseph K. Edgerton, Speech of Hon. Joseph K. Edgerton, of Indiana, Delivered in the House of Representatives, June 15, 1864 ([Washington, DC]: [Government Printing Office], [1864]). (8 p.)

Speech in opposition to emancipation. The speaker believes that an amendment abolishing slavery goes beyond the authority vested in Congress by the Constitution.