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" Congress deemed it wise and prudent to refrain from deciding the matters in controversy then, either by affirming or repealing the Mexican laws, or by an act declaratory of the true intent of the Constitution and the extent of the protection afforded... "
The Congressional Globe - Page 167
by United States. Congress - 1855
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Stephen A. Douglas

Louis Howland - Slavery - 1920 - 375 pages
...Missouri Compromise, since he had committed himself strongly to it. In his report he had said that the "committee are not prepared now to recommend a departure...from the course pursued on that memorable occasion [the adoption of the compromise of 1850] either by affirming or repealing the Eighth section of the...
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The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the ..., Volume 1

Horace Greeley - Slavery - 1864 - 37 pages
...laws, or by an act declaratory of the true intent of the Constitution, and the extent of the protection afforded by it to Slave property in the Territories, so your Committee are not prepared to recommend a departure from the course pursued on that memorable occasion, either by affirming or...
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Stephen A. Douglas

Robert Walter Johannsen - Biography & Autobiography - 1997 - 993 pages
...Congress had refrained from deciding the question of the validity of Mexican law in the earlier instance, "so your committee are not prepared now to recommend...memorable occasion, either by affirming or repealing the 8th section of the Missouri act." 3 Douglas' bill established popular sovereignty in the proposed territory,...
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Documentary Source Book of American History, 1606-1913

William MacDonald - Charters - 1916 - 656 pages
...laws, or by an act declaratory of the true intent of the Constitution and the extent of the protection afforded by it to slave property in the territories,...memorable occasion, either by affirming or repealing the 8th section of the Missouri act, or by any act declaratory of the meaning of the Constitution in respect...
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LIFE OF STEPHEN A. DOUGLAS

H.M. FLINT - 1863
...protection afforded by it to slave property in the Territories, so xour Committee are not prepared to recommend a departure from the course pursued on...memorable occasion, either by affirming or repealing the 8th section of the Missouri act, or by any act declaratory of the meaning of the Constitution in respect...
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