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CONTENTS.

Introduction........

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CHAPTER I.

SLAVERY FROM 1788 TO THE COMPROMISE MEASURES OF 1850.

Opinions of the Fathers upon Slavery-Ordinance of 1787—Early

Abolition Societies-Slavery Abolished in the New England States, New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey-Cotton and Slavery–Location of Capital at Washington-Fugitive Slave Law of 1793—Admission of Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi, as Slave States—Purchase of Louisiana and Florida—Missouri Compromise-Seminole War - Annexation of Texas Mexican War-Wilmot Proviso_California-Anti-Slavary Convention-Suppression of Right of Petition-John Quincy Adams—Judge Hoar's Mission-Abolition, Liberty and FreeSoil Parties—Compromise Measures of 1850......

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CHAPTER II.

REPEAL OF THE MISSOURI COMPROMISE AND THE STRUGGLE FOR

KANSAS.

The Thirty-third Congress—Douglas Introduces the Kansas-Ne

braska Bill-Debate upon it in the Senate-Douglas—ChaseSeward-Sumner-Toombs-Mason-Hunter-Slidell-Houston -Passage of the Bill—Struggle over its Passage in the House of Representatives — Benton - Richardson - Campbell-Washburne-Stephens of Georgia—Passage of the Bill through the House-Struggle Between Free and Slave State Men for Kansas -General Atchison—John Brown-Lane and Robinson.......... 48

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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1866,

CL A R K E & CO., In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Northern

District of Illinois.

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