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Alfred H. Stone Collection
Volume: 91

30. [William R.] King, Speech of Mr. King, of Alabama, on the Petition of the Society of Friends of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Praying for the Abolition of Slavery in the District of Columbia, in Senate, March 2, 1836 (N.p., [1836?]). (8 p.)

Speech in favor of 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 believes “that all discussions on this subject [abolition] had a strong tendency to aid the excitement not only here [the Senate], but throughout the country, and by that very excitement they but added to the mischiefs which these incendiaries, or these fanatics, or whatever they might be called, were most anxious to produce.”