Stone Collection: Volume 91 - Item 31
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31. [John P.] King, Speech of Mr. King, of Georgia, on the Memorial of the Society of Friends, of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Praying for the Abolition of Slavery in the District of Columbia, Was Taken Up as the Order of the Day. In Senate, February 29, 1836 (N.p., [1836?]). (6 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 agrees with his Southern colleagues that slavery should not be abolished in the District of Columbia but disagrees with the notion that citizens do not have a right to petition the Senate in regard to that subject.