Speech of Hon. Eli S. Shorter, of Alabama, on the Massachusetts Personal Liberty Bill and the Constitutional Rights of the South. Delivered in the House of Representatives April 9, 1856
Shorter, Eli S.

Washington D.C: Union Office, 1856. 16 page pamphlet; Shorter contending that Massachusetts has gone beyond what is allowed as a state's rights with it's bill, Alabama's slave holding rights go beyond the Constitution, since they devolve from the authority of the state and concluding that "...the peace of the country requires that this fanatical abolition spirit should be crushed..."; original paper wraps, some leaves unopened; 6" x 9 1/2" approx. size; some edge, tips wear to original paper; some dustiness; back leaf with a 1" closed tear; good condition. Good S (Item ID: 4884)


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