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Collection Reference Number GLC01265.05
From Archive Folder Civil war loyalty pamphlets 
Title An Address Delivered by Hon. William D. Kelley at Girard Avenue, Above Eleventh St. on October 3rd, 1856
Date 1856
Author Kelley, William D. (1814-1890)  
Document Type Pamphlet
Content Description Published by "Philadelphia Morning Times", No. 3. Discusses various topics including the character of the Republican Party, threats of dissolution of the Union, and emigration from the South to the North. Includes a map of the U.S. showing free states, slave states, and coveted territories.
Subjects Republican Party  Secession  Immigration and Migration  Politics  Slavery  African American History  Westward Expansion  Election  
People Kelley, William D (1814-1890)  
Place written Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Theme Government & Politics; Slavery & Abolition; African Americans; Westward Expansion
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Additional Information Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia, Pa., April 12, 1814; pursued classical studies; apprentice in a jewelry establishment 1828-1835; moved to Boston, Mass, in 1835 and was engaged as a journeyman jeweler; returned to Philadelphia in 1840; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1841 and practiced in Philadelphia, Pa.; deputy prosecuting attorney for the city and county of Philadelphia in 1845 and 1846; judge of the court of common pleas for Philadelphia 1846-1856; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1856 to the Thirty-fifth Congress; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1860; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh and to the fourteen succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1861, until his death in Washington, D.C., January 9, 1890; chairman, Committee on Coinage, Weights, and Measures (Fortieth, Forty-first, and Forty-second Congresses), Committee on Ways and Means (Forty-seventh Congress), Committee on Manufactures (Fifty-first Congress).
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945