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Collection Reference Number GLC05116.03
From Archive Folder Pamphlets related to the extension of slavery and the Kansas-Nebraska dispute [Decimalized .01-.20] 
Title Appeal of the Independent Democrats in Congress, to the people of the United States. Shall slavery be permitted in Nebraska?
Date 19 January 1854
Author Chase, Salmon Portland (1808-1873)  
Additional authors Sumner, Charles (1811-1874) Giddings, Joshua R. (Joshua Reed) (1795-1864) Wade, Edward (1802-1866) Smith, Gerrit (1797-1874) DeWitt, Alexander (1798-1879)
Document Type Pamphlet
Content Description Printed by Tower's Printers. Uncut. Issued by Congressmen Chase, Charles Sumner, Joshua R. Giddings, Edward Wade, Gerrit Smith, and Alexander De Witt. "Whatever apologies may be offered for the toleration of slavery in the States, none can be urged for its extension into the Territories where it does not exist, and where that extension involves the repeal of ancient law, and the violation of solemn compact." Frail, with folded, torn edges.
Subjects Congress  Politics  Abolition  Slavery  African American History  Westward Expansion  Missouri Compromise  Statehood  Bleeding Kansas  Government and Civics  
People Chase, Salmon Portland (1808-1873)  Sumner, Charles (1811-1874)  Giddings, Joshua R. (Joshua Reed) (1795-1864)  Wade, Edward (1802-1866)  Smith, Gerrit (1797-1874)  DeWitt, Alexander (1798-1879)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme African Americans; Slavery & Abolition; Law; Government & Politics; 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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