Stone Collection: Volume 91 - Item 29
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29. [Henry] Hubbard, Speech of Mr. Hubbard, of New Hampshire, on the Motion Not to receive a Memorial Praying the Abolition of Slavery in the District of Columbia, in Senate, March 7, 1836 (Washington, DC: Blair & Rives, 1836). (9 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.