The Works of William H. Seward, Vol. 4 of 5 (Classic Reprint)

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FB&C Limited, Jul 8, 2015 - Biography & Autobiography - 706 pages
Excerpt from The Works of William H. Seward, Vol. 4 of 5

The three preceding volumes, beginning with the earliest events of his life, closed with the enactment of the compromises of 1850.

The present volume includes the succeeding and eventful period made memorable by the repeal of the Missouri Compromise, the struggle of slavery for Kansas, the assault upon a senator in the senate chamber by a slaveholding representative of South Carolina, the organization of the Republican party, its almost successful con test in 1856, and its triumph in the presidential election of 1860, and by the admission of Kansas into the Union a Free State - a period that may be said to comprise the harvest season of those principles which in previous years Mr. Seward had sown in the public mind, and watched and cultivated with so much consistency and integrity of purpose.

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