Letter of Hon. Percy Walker, of Alabama, to His Constituents, in Reference to the Election of Speaker (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Letter of Hon. Percy Walker, of Alabama, to His Constituents, in Reference to the Election of Speaker To avoid this party disaster, uncertain terms were employed in framing the resolution, thus insuring the continued union of northern and southern Democrats, by affording a double ground upon which the members from the two sections could stand, and by the maneuver present to the country the spectacle of apparent concord. Now, as a southern man, and regarding the doctrine of squatter sovereignty as monstrous, I could not, without stultifying myself, support the candidate nominated upon that. Resolution, and, by supporting him, thereby indorse what I believed contained a recognition of that doctrine. It is true that, in the canvass of last summer, I stated to you, that if I had been a member of the last Congress, I should, notwithstanding certain objections to the kansas-nebraska. Bill, have voted for it, because it was, at that time, regarded as a measure of right to the South, and because I agreed with the southern members in the opinion that the doctrine of squatter sovereignty was not established by the bill. My readiness to support the bill at that tune, and for the reasons stated, by no means required me, by my action now, to give my indorse merit to the free State interpretation of it. So much for what may be considered the slavery portion of the kansas-nebraska act. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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