Cover of A Letter To The Hon Samuel Eliot

A Letter To The Hon Samuel Eliot

Auhtor: H Irving Hancock

Language: english
Published: 1851

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Review by Chandler, February 2006


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Excerpts from the Book 'A Letter To The Hon Samuel Eliot':

... they persisted in speaking and writing against you. Anxious to relieve yourself from the load of obloquy by which you were oppressed, in an evil hour ...
... of detail, for the purpose of reducing them to the form of a Constitution. In these resolutions, there was not the most distant allusion to fugitive ...
... understand the cunning wickedness of this clause, it must be recollected that Congress was to have power to regulate foreign commerce, and commerce between ...
... it. It does not appear from Mr. Madison's report what reply was made in the Convention to the Virginia objections, but in his speech in the Convention ...
... have been honored and applauded by your fellow-citizens, and returned to Congress by a triumphant vote nor is there a syllable in the Constitution ...
... dollars, the proceeds of the sales of the public lands ceded by Virginia. If the residue should be sold at the same rate, the whole aggregate will exceed ...
... is for the first time conferred on the Territorial courts, so that there shall be no lack of slave-catching judges in Oregon, Utah, and New Mexico. ...
... slaves are to be restored to those, and those only, who are legally entitled to their services. The means of ascertaining whether a man is a slave, ...
... of the amendment to the Constitution securing a trial by jury in suits at common law where the matter in controversy exceeds twenty dollars in ...
... trial allowed him must be a burlesque on all the forms and principles of juridical justice. The plaintiff, without notice to the defendant, prepares ...
... to be full and conclusive evidence of the fact of escape, and that the service or labor of the person escaping is due to the party in such record mentioned. ...
... lunacy, declared, He had no doubt of the identity of the prisoner with the slave Emery Rice, and that all other proceedings must be before the courts ...
... a maxim exceedingly palatable to very many of our politicians. Aware that the impiety of this sentiment was not exactly suited to the meridian ...
... them to catch slaves a reverence not always felt by them for the statute of usury when the money market is tight. A vast deal of nonsense and impiety ...
... and the authority of human government are both maintained. Revolution is not the abolition of human government, but a change in its form, and ...
... a man unaccused of crime. I am inclined to believe, Sir, that you have little cause to congratulate yourself, that, in voting for the Fugitive Slave ...
... passed by Congress is revolting to our moral sense, and an outrage on our feelings of justice and humanity, because it disregards all the securities ...
... security of the people of this District and that any act or measure of Congress designed to abolish slavery in this District would be a violation of ...
... tended to quiet the country and heal those sectional dissensions which distract the Union.[6] Surely, when the Abolitionists have so long made Mr. Webster ...
... indignant at the atrocities of your law. The taunt of our slaveholders, that the English had better reform abuses at home, is thus met by a radical journal ...