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" It being the true intent and meaning of this act not to legislate slavery into any territory or state, nor to exclude it therefrom; but to leave the people thereof perfectly free to form and regulate their domestic institutions in their own way, subject... "
Kansas and Nebraska: The History, Geographical and Physical Characteristics ... - Page 210
by Edward E. Hale - 1854
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Slavery, Law, and Politics: The Dred Scott Case in Historical Perspective

Don Edward Fehrenbacher - Medical - 1981 - 326 pages
...to nonintervention. One clause declared that the "true intent and meaning" of the act as a whole was "not to legislate slavery into any Territory or State, nor to exclude it therefrom, but to leave the people thereof perfectly free to form and regulate their domestic institutions in their own way,...
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Speeches and Writings 1832-1858: Speeches, Letters, and Miscellaneous ...

Abraham Lincoln - Illinois - 1989 - 898 pages
...of them. A provision of the Nebraska bill, penned by Judge Douglas, is in these words: It being the true intent and meaning of this act not to legislate slavery into any Territory or State, nor exclude it therefrom, but to leave the people thereof perfectly free to form and regulate their domestic...
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The Complete Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858

Abraham Lincoln, Stephen A. Douglas - History - 1991 - 423 pages
...argument was incorporated into the Nebraska Bill itself, in the language which follows: "It being the true intent and meaning of this act not to legislate slavery into any territory or state, nor exclude it therefrom; but to leave the people thereof perfectly free to form and regulate their domestic...
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Stephen A. Douglas

Robert Walter Johannsen - Biography & Autobiography - 1973 - 993 pages
...1850, commonly called the compromise measures, is hereby declared inoperative and void, it being the true intent and meaning of this act not to legislate...or State, nor to exclude it therefrom; but to leave the people thereof perfectly free to form and regulate their domestic institutions in their own way,...
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Debates of Lincoln and Douglas: Political Debates Between Hon. Abraham ...

Digital Scanning Inc - History - 1998 - 276 pages
...ask your attention to a portion of the Nebraska bill, which Judge Douglas has quoted ; "It being the true intent and meaning of this act, not to legislate...or State, nor to exclude it therefrom, but to leave the people thereof perfectly free to form and regulate their domestic institutions in their own way,...
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The American Reader: Words That Moved a Nation

Diane Ravitch - Reference - 2000 - 656 pages
...argument was incorporated into the Nebraska Bill itself, in the language which follows: "It being the true intent and meaning of this act not to legislate...or State, nor to exclude it therefrom; but to leave the people thereof perfectly free to form and regulate their domestic institutions in their own way,...
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A New Birth of Freedom: Abraham Lincoln and the Coming of the Civil War

Harry V. Jaffa - History - 2004 - 576 pages
...States and Territories, as recognized by the legislation of eighteen hundred and fifty ... it being the true intent and meaning of this act not to legislate...or State, nor to exclude it therefrom, but to leave the people thereof perfectly free to form and regulate their own domestic institutions in their own...
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Presidential Documents: The Speeches, Proclamations, and Policies that Have ...

Fred L. Israel, Jim F. Watts, Thomas J. McInerney - History - 2000 - 396 pages
...govern, to the settlement of the question of domestic slavery in the Territories! Congress is neither "to legislate slavery into any Territory or State nor to exclude it therefrom, but to leave the people thereof perfectly free to form and regain their domestic institutions in their own way,...
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Student's Guide to Landmark Congressional Laws on Civil Rights

Marcus D. Pohlmann, Linda Vallar Whisenhunt - Law - 2002 - 284 pages
...fifty, commonly called the Compromise Measures, is hereby declared inoperative and void; it being the true intent and meaning of this act not to legislate...or State, nor to exclude it therefrom, but to leave die people thereof perfecdy free to form and regulate their domestic institutions in their own way,...
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Ripples of Hope: Great American Civil Rights Speeches

Josh Gottheimer - History - 2003 - 502 pages
...argument was incorporated into the Nebraska Bill itself, in the language which follows: "It being the true intent and meaning of this act not to legislate...or State, nor to exclude it therefrom, but to leave the people thereof perfectly free to form and regulate their domestic institutions in their own way,...
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