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" Such a prohibition would be idle, as it respects any effect it would have upon the territory; and I would not take pains uselessly to reaffirm an ordinance of nature, nor to re-enact the will of God. "
HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR. - Page 30
by JOHN WILLIAM DRAPER - 1867
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 92

1850
...would be idle, as respects any effect it would have upon the territory ; and I would not take pains to reaffirm an ordinance of Nature, nor to re-enact the will of God.' Now though Mr. Webster thinks that New Mexico will be slowly peopled, yet the rush of adventurers upon...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 73

England - 1853
...were unsuited to the condition of slavery, so that he would not take the trouble of prohibiting it. " I would not take pains uselessly to re-affirm an ordinance of nature, nor to re-enact the will of God." Yet all experience, ancient and modern, in Europe and America, is opposed to Webster's doctrine. Taking...
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The New Englander

Criticism - 1850
...and this great statesman, confiding in the relations of geography to slavery, " would not take pains to re-affirm an ordinance of nature, nor to re-enact the will of God." The prohibition of slavery in Oregon, for which Mr. Webster himself voted, was, in his opinion, "entirely...
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New Englander and Yale Review, Volume 8

Edward Royall Tyler, William Lathrop Kingsley, George Park Fisher, Timothy Dwight - United States - 1850
...and this great statesman, confiding in the relations of geography to slavery, " would not take paina to re-affirm an ordinance of nature, nor to re-enact the will of God." The prohibition of slavery in Oregon, for which Mr. Webster himself voted, was, in his opinion, " entirely...
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Speech of the Hon. Daniel Webster: On the Subject of Slavery. Delivered in ...

Daniel Webster - Compromise of 1850 - 1850 - 39 pages
...would be idle, as it respects any effect it would have upon the Territory; and I would not take pains to reaffirm an ordinance of Nature, nor to reenact the will of God. And I would put in no Wilmot Proviso, for the purpose of a taunt or a reproach. I would put into it...
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SPEECH OF HON. DANIEL WEBSTER

1850
...would be idle, as it respects any effect it would have upon the Territory ; and I would not take pains to re-affirm an ordinance of Nature, nor to re-enact the will of God. And I would put in no Wilmot proviso for the mere purpose of a taunt or a reproach. I would put into...
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Notes on North America, Agricultural, Economical, and Social, Volume 2

James Finlay Weir Johnston - Agriculture - 1851
...use of such a prohibition would be idle as respects any effect it would have upon the territory ; and I would not take pains uselessly to re-affirm an ordinance of nature, nor to re-enact the will of God." To the first of these reasons of Mr Webster, it was answered, that the treaty with Texas was unconstitutional,...
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Notes on North America: Agricultural, Economical and Social

James Finlay Weir Johnston - Agriculture - 1851 - 415 pages
...use of such a prohibition would be idle as respects any effect it would have upon the territory ; and I would not take pains uselessly to re-affirm an ordinance of nature, nor to re-enact the will of God." To the first of these reasons of Mr Webster, it was answered, that the treaty with Texas was unconstitutional,...
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Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 22

American periodicals - 1851
...would bo idle, as respects any effect it would have upon the territory ; and I would not take pains D Vٝ lE , " ڒ s hU a φ IQ+ 2bZ FA^XV % tniG㡊 7 Now, though Mr. Webster thinks that New Mexico will be slowly peopled, yet che rush of adventurers...
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Slavery: Letters and Speeches

Horace Mann - Slavery - 1851 - 564 pages
...word into the sentence, which changes its whole meaning. Affirming that he quotes himself, he says, "I would not take pains USELESSLY to reaffirm an ordinance of Nature, or to reenact the will of God." By foisting in the word which I have underscored, he changes the entire...
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