Stone Collection: Volume 95 - Item 4
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4. R. M. Saunders, Speech of R. M. Saunders, of North Carolina, against Receiving, Referring, or Reporting on Abolition Petitions. Delivered in the House of Representatives, January 19 & 23, 1844 (Washington, DC: Blair & Rives, 1844). (13 p.)
Speech against receiving petitions calling for the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia or any state. The speaker acknowledges arguments in favor of receiving petitions for abolition but rejects them.