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" Mr. SHERMAN was for leaving the clause as it stands. He disapproved of the slave trade ; yet as the States were now possessed of the right to import slaves, as the public good did not require it to be taken from them, and as it was expedient to have as... "
HISTORY OF THE OBERLIN-WELLINGTON RESCUE. - Page 67
by JACOB R. SHIPHERD - 1859
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The History of the United States of America, Volume 3

Richard Hildreth - United States - 1849
...possessed the right, and the public good did not require it to be taken away, and as it was expedient to have as few objections as possible to the proposed scheme of government, he would leave the matter as he . found it. The abolition of slavery seemed to be going on in the United...
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The History of the United States of America, Volume 3

Richard Hildreth - United States - 1849
...the matter as he found it. The abolition of slavery seemed to be going on in the United States, and the good sense of the several states would probably, by degrees, complete it. Denouncing the slave trade with great energy, Mason sought to lay the blame of it on " the avarice...
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The American Statesman: A Political History Exhibiting the Origin, Nature ...

Andrew White Young - Constitutional history - 1855 - 1016 pages
...possessed the right, and the public good did not require it to be taken away ; and as it was expedient to have as few objections as possible to the proposed scheme of government, he would leave the matter as he found it. The abolition of slavery seemed to be going on in the United...
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The Constitution a Pro-slavery Compact: Or, Extracts from the Madison Papers ...

Wendell Phillips - Constitutional law - 1856 - 208 pages
...import slaves, as the public good did not require it to be taken from them, and as it was expedient to have as few objections as" possible to the proposed...Convention the necessity of despatching its business. Colonel MASON. This infernal traffic originated in the avarice of British merchants. , The British...
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Remarks ... on the Sectional Conflict on the Subject of Slavery: Delivered ...

Alfred Osborn Pope Nicholson - Slavery - 1860 - 24 pages
...import slaves, as the public good did not require it to be taken from them, and as it was expedient to have as few objections as possible to the proposed...thought it best to leave the matter as we find it. "Colonel MASON. This infernal traffic originated in the avarice of British merchants." ooo "The evil...
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The History of Slavery and the Slave Trade, Ancient and Modern: The Forms of ...

William O. Blake - Esclavage - 1857 - 832 pages
...possessed the right, and the public good did not require it to be taken away ; and as it was expedient to have as few objections as possible to the proposed scheme of government, he would leave the matter as he found it The abolition of slavery seemed to be going on in the United...
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The National Controversy; Or, The Voice of the Fathers Upon the State of the ...

Joseph Clay Stiles - Slavery - 1861 - 108 pages
...indicating an opinion that slavery would decline. Sherman remarked that " the abolition of slavery is going on in the United States, and that the good sense...several states would probably, by degrees, complete it." Ellsworth, his colleague, supposed that "as population increases, poor laborers will become so plenty...
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An Historical Research Respecting the Opinions of the Founders of the ...

George Livermore - African Americans - 1862 - 236 pages
...slaves, as the public good did not require it to be taken from them, and as it Roger was expedient to have as few objections as possible to the proposed...thought it best to leave the matter as we find it. lie observed, that the abolition of slavery seemed to be going on in the United States, and that the...
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The Rise and Fall of "The Model Republic."

James Williams (American diplomat.) - Presidents - 1863 - 424 pages
...import slaves, as the public good did not require it to be taken from them, and as it was expedient to have as few objections as possible to the proposed...several States would probably by degrees complete it. Mr. Mason, of Virginia This infernal traffic originated in the avarice of British merchants. The British...
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The Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of ..., Volume 5

Jonathan Elliot - Constitutional history - 1863
...import slaves, as the public good did not require it to be taken from them, and as it was expedient to have as few objections as possible to the proposed...several states would probably by degrees complete VOL. v. 58 39 it. lie urged on the Convention the necessity of despatching its business. Col. MASON....
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