The Antecedents of the Civil War in Kentucky, 1848-1860

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University of Wisconsin--Madison, 1924 - 152 pages

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Page 7 - And they shall have full power to pass such laws as may be necessary to oblige the owners of slaves to treat them with humanity; to provide for them necessary clothing and provisions; to abstain from all injuries to them, extending to life or limb...
Page 32 - The general Assembly shall have no power to pass laws for the emancipation of slaves without the consent of their owners, or without paying their owners, previous to such emancipation , a full equivalent in money for the slaves so emancipated.
Page 6 - The right of property is before and higher than any constitutional sanction; and the right of the owner of a slave to such slave and its increase is the same and as inviolable as the right of the owner of any property whatever.
Page 2 - Consideration of grief in infancy and childhood is beyond the scope of this paper. Suffice it to say that attention to these children is a prime responsibility for the nurse.
Page 29 - Believing that involuntary hereditary slavery, as it exists by law in this State, is injurious to the prosperity of the commonwealth, inconsistent with the fundamental principles of free government, contrary to the natural rights of mankind, and injurious to a pure state of morals...
Page 27 - Nothing could be more unwise than the immediate liberation of all the slaves in the State, comprehending both sexes and all ages, from that of tender infancy to extreme old age. It would lead to the most frightful and fatal consequences.
Page 48 - Under the auspices of Heaven and the precepts of Washington, Kentucky will be the last state to give up the Union," and she meant it with all her heart.
Page 48 - The decision of that momentous question can not but exert some influence, more or less, upon the next Presidential election. For my own part, I utterly deny the existence of any such right, and I think an attempt to exercise it ought to be resisted to the last extremity ; for it is, in part, a question of union or no union.
Page 47 - If you remain silent and passive, there is danger that the bad feeling may yet reach you. Now is the time for salutary action, and you are the man to act. I inclose some resolutions, which, or some similar to them, I should be happy to see adopted. Prudence and propriety will suggest to you, that too free a use of my name should not be made in getting up this movement.
Page 1 - It would not be proper to represent this feeling of the conservative party as an unqualified approval of the project of remaining in the Union without regard to conditions. The state of mind of the masses of the people at this time is hard to l Shaler's Commonwealths, p.

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