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Alfred H. Stone Collection
Volume: 73

36. M[ason] W. Tappan, Modern “Democracy,” The Ally of Slavery. Speech of Hon. M. W. Tappan, of New Hampshire, in the House of Representatives, July 29, 1856 (Washington, DC: Buell & Blanchard, 1856). (16 p.)

Speech objecting to attempts by the Southern states to extend slavery into the western territories. The speaker does not object to its continuation where it already exists but argues that the slave states do not have the right to force it on the free states. “If Slavery be a blessing, to you shall inure all its benefits. If it be a curse, do not seek to plant it upon our soil—to involve us in its guilt.”