Stone Collection: Volume 6 - Item 5
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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], ). (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.