Stone Collection: Volume 93 - Item 2
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2. William Cost Johnson, Speech of William Cost Johnson, of Maryland, on the Subject of the Rejection of Petitions for the Abolition of Slavery; with Supplemental Remarks, in Reply to Certain Charges against General Harrison, Delivered in the House of Representatives, January 25, 27, and 28, 1840 (Washington, DC: Gales & Seaton, 1840). (63 p.)
Speech in favor of a proposal to amend House rules so that every petition regarding the abolition of slavery would be automatically tabled without debate.