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Alfred H. Stone Collection
Volume: 91

32. [Richard J.] Manning, Speech of Mr. Manning, of South Carolina, on the Subject of the Reception of Abolition Memorials. House of Representatives, Feb. 23, 1836 (Washington, DC: Blair & Rives, 1836). (11 p.)

Speech supporting a resolution introduced by Henry L. Pinckney of South Carolina referring all petitions for the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia to a select committee “with instructions to report that Congress posses no constitutional authority to interfere in any way with the institutions of slavery in any of the States of the confederacy; and that in the opinion of this House, Congress ought not to interfere in any way with slavery in the District of Columbia, because it would be a violation of the public faith, unwise, impolitic, and dangerous to the Union.”