Download Slavery in the Territories by United States Congress in PDF Full Free and published by Forgotten Books. This book was released on 2016-11-28 with total page 20 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Excerpt from Slavery in the Territories: Debate on the Power of Congress to Establish or Prohibit Slavery in the Territories of the United States, in the House of Representatives, January 17, 1856 Now, sir, in that speech from which the gen tleman has read, I was Speaking of a settlement ofthis controverted question on the principle of division, as the people of the North could not in justice be permitted to take the whole terri tory - every foot of it, North, South, East, and West, which they were claiming, and seemed determined to have. My theory was, and the whole southern theory was, as I understood it, as an original question, to leave the whole terri tory free to colonization by all alike, and without restriction anywhere. But, sir, when we were forced to the wall, when we were outvoted by a large majority from the North, when we had no hopes ofgetting that theory of ours realized, then we were willing, as I said, in consequence of this sectional. Disagreement, as an alternative, to have the territory divided with the same guarantee against the previous intervention against us on one side of the line to the people of the South, as there was on the other side to the people of the North. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.