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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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Ohio ArchŠological and Historical Quarterly

Ohio - 1885
...Constitution the idea of property in men."* Roger Sherman expressed, no doubt, a general hope when he stated that "the abolition of slavery seemed to be going...several States would probably by degrees complete it." It seems clear, moreover, that in this early period the prevailing sentiment of the people — the...
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