Stone Collection: Volume 91 - Item 28
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28. [Isaac] Hill, Speech of Mr. Hill, of New Hampshire, on the Motion of Mr. Calhoun that the Senate Refuse to receive a Petition from the Society of Friends, in the State of Pennsylvania, to Abolish Slavery in the District of Columbia, in the Senate, February 12, 1836 (N.p., [1836?]). (8 p.)
Speech regarding a motion introduced by Senator John C. Calhoun of South Carolina to refuse to receive a petition calling for the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia. The speaker favors the motion because he is concerned that debating abolition will heighten sectional conflict and thus increase the possibility that the Union will be dismantled.