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I. Slavery in the Colonies - - - - - - - - - T

Origin in 1620–Virginia the first Slave colony—Prohibited in Georgia—Adjudged illegal

in Massachusetts-Slave Importation prohibited in Virginia and other colonies—Lord

Mansfield's Decision. - - - - - - - - - 1 to 3

II. Slavery under the Confederation - - - - - 3

State cessions of Public Lands—Mr. Jefferson's Slavery Restriction in 1784—Defeated in

Continental Congress by a minority vote—Mr. Dane's modified Restriction (1787)—

Carried - - - - - - " - - - - - 3 to 4

III. Under the Federal Constitution - - - - - - 4.

Constitutional provisions affecting Slavery—History thereof—Amendments - - 4 to 5

IV. Cessions of Southern Territory - - - - - - 5

Kentucky formed from Virginia–Tennessee from North Carolina—Alabama from Geor-

gia–Congress forbidden by terms of cession to abolish or prohibit Slavery - - 5

W. Early attempts to override the Ordinance of ’87 - - - 5

Ohio-Indiana—John Randolph's Report—Caesar Rodney's—Mr. Garnett's—Mr. Parke's

—Jesse Franklin’s - - - - - - - - : - 5 to 7

WI. The First Missouri Struggle - - - - - - 8

Purchase of Louisiana—Missouri Territory—Applies for Admission as a State-Gen. Tall-

madge's Restriction on Slavery—Yeas and Nays thereon-Debate by Hon. Messrs. T.

Fuller of Mass., James Tallmadge of N. Y., Scott of Mo., Cobb of Ga., and Livermore -

of N. H.-Wote in the Senate—Bill fails by disagreement - - - - 8 to 21

VII. The Second Missouri Struggle - - - - - - 21

Missouri Question Revived—Memorial of Daniel Webster - - - - 22

Resolves of the Legislatures of New-York, New-Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and -

Kentucky - - - - - - - - - - - 25 to 27

Mr. Thomas's Amendment—Votes in the Senate - - - - - - 27 to 28

Wotes in the House-Compromise Bill passed - - - - 29 to 39

VIII. The Third Missouri Struggle - - - - - - 30

Missouri Constitution respecting negroes—Mr. Clay's second Compromise adopted. - - 80 to 31

IX. Extension of Missouri - - - - - - - - 31

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o Mr. Clayton's Report—Adopted without division. - - - - - - - -

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