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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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History of the Formation of the Constitution of the United States ..., Volume 2

George Bancroft - Constitutional history - 1882 - 501 pages
...slave-trade; yet, as the states are now possessed of the right to import slaves, and as it is expedient to have as few objections as possible to the proposed scheme of government, I think it best to leave the matter as we find it." * Mason, compressing the observation of a long...
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History of the United States of America, from the Discovery of the ..., Volume 6

George Bancroft - United States - 1884
...slave-trade; yet, as the states are now possessed of the right to import slaves, and as it is expedient to have as few objections as possible to the proposed scheme of government, I think it best to leave the matter as we find it." Mason, compressing the observation of a long life...
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History of the United States of America, from the Discovery of the Continent ...

George Bancroft - United States - 1885
...slave-trade ; yet, as the states are now possessed of the right to import slaves, and as it is expedient to have as few objections as possible to the proposed scheme of government, I think it best to leave the matter as we find it." Mason, compressing the observation of a long life...
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Ohio ArchŠological and Historical Publications, Volume 4

Archaeology - 1900
...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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Annual Report of the American Historical Association

American Historical Association - Historiography - 1894
...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...complete it. He urged on the convention the necessity of dispatching its business. One of the most surprising things in these debates is the hostility shown...
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The Life and Times of William Lowndes Yancey: A History of Political Parties ...

John Witherspoon Du Bose - Confederate States of America - 1892 - 752 pages
...possessed of the right to import slaves and the public good did not require it to be taken from them, etc., he thought it best to leave the matter as we find it." Mr. Oliver Ellsworth, from Connecticut, said : " He was in favor of allowing every State to do as it...
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Journal of the Federal Convention, Volume 2

United States. Constitutional Convention, James Madison - Constitutional history - 1893 - 805 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. Col. MASON. This infernal traffic originated in the avarice of British merchants. The British Government...
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Journal of the Federal Convention: Kept by James Madison, Volume 2

Erastus Howard Scott - Constitutional history - 1893
...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. CoL MASON. This infernal traffic originated in the avarice of British merchants. The British Government...
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The Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science

History - 1893 - 570 pages
...'Madison Papers, V., 391 (Elliot). i Wilson, " Rise and Fall," p. 51. from them, and as it was expedient to have as few objections as possible to the proposed scheme of government, it would be best to leave the matter as we find it.'" He said, when Baldwin of Georgia, a man of Connecticut...
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Orations and Addresses of George William Curtis: On the principles and ...

George William Curtis - Citizenship - 1894
...beyond dispute it is that Roger Sherman expressed the universal sentiment of our fathers when he said, " 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." In that spirit the compromises...
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