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Collection Reference Number GLC00267.376
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1850 
Title Address of the Hon. John C. Calhoun, in the Senate of the United States, on the subject of slavery
Date 4 March 1850
Author Calhoun, John Caldwell (1782-1850)  
Document Type Pamphlet
Content Description Title page missing. Appears to have been removed from a larger volume. Calhoun's speech was read for him by James Mason, 4 March 1850. Argues that the power of legislating over California "is vested in Congress, and not, as is assumed, in the inhabitants of the territories."
Subjects US Constitution  Congress  African American History  Slavery  Westward Expansion  Law  
People Calhoun, John Caldwell (1782-1850)  Mason, J. M. (James Murray) (1798-1871)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme Government & Politics; Slavery & Abolition; African Americans; Law; Westward Expansion
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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