Writings and Speeches of Alvan Stewart, on Slavery Volume 3

Writings and Speeches of Alvan Stewart, on Slavery Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ...the former and curtail the latter, if, by so doing, slavery might end. The second class of Abolitionists named by the orator, he says are only " apparent" Abolitionists, because the right of petition is supposed by them to be violated, and therefore he seems to infer that these men have run on board the Abolition ship, until the nation has passed the danger of violating the Constitution on the right of petition, and after that difiiculty is over, they will all be out, hurrahing and huzzaing, for slavery whips, and unpaid labor, again. This class of men I am an entire stranger to, having never seen one of them; I cannot say but what Mr. Clay is right. His knowledge is great, and his candor in describing a third set of Abolitionists must make us believe that he cannot be mistaken. LETTER TO THOMAS W. GILMER, GOVERNOR or vmemm, In answer to his Proclamation ofering a reward of $3,000 for the delivery to the jailer, at Norfolk, of Peter Johnson, Edward Smith and Isaac Gansey, men of color, residents of.New York, attached to the schooner Robert Centre, charged with stealing a negro slave named Isaac, the property of John G. Oolley, 1841. Sm: As a citizen of the State of New York, and as a member of this Republic, I cannot deny that I feel a deep interest in the issue which you and the lieut.-governor of your State, have seen fit to create and tender as between New York and Virginia, on a topic of the most solemn interest, involving the dearest rights of men, the personal liberties not only of the citizens of the State of New York, but also of those of other States, together with those of the stranger and visitor from other countries. The question is one of such magnitude, that I trust it will be considered a suflicient apology for...show more

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  • Paperback | 126 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236763408
  • 9781236763402