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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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Orations and Addresses of George William Curtis, Volume 1

George William Curtis - Citizenship - 1894
...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 f the Constitution were made. Had not slavery at that time deprecated...
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History of the United States of America: From the Discovery of the ..., Volume 6

George Bancroft - United States - 1896
...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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The Life of Roger Sherman

Lewis Henry Boutell - Statesmen - 1896 - 361 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. 1 One of the most surprising things in these de1 For further illustration of Mr. Sherman's views on...
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The Suppression of the African Slave-trade to the United States of America ...

William Edward Burghardt Du Bois - Slave trade - 1896 - 335 pages
...importations of slaves in any short time ; " nevertheless, the Convention " observed," with Roger Sherman, "that the abolition of slavery seemed to be going...several states would probably by degrees complete it." Economic forces were evoked to eke out moral motives : when the South had its full quota of slaves,...
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Bulletin of the Bureau of Rolls and Library of the Department of ..., Volume 9

Archives - 1897
...to import slaves, as the public good did not require it to be taken from them, & as it was expedient to have as few objections as possible to the proposed...abolition of slavery seemed to be going on in the US & that the good sense of the several States would probably by degrees compleat it. He urged on the...
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Studies in American History: A Survey of American History Source Extracts

Howard Walter Caldwell - United States - 1898
...of the right to import slaves, and as the public good did not require it to be taken from them ... he thought it best to leave the matter as we find...several States would probably by degrees complete it, . . MASON (VA.): This infamous traffic originated in the avarice of British merchants. . . . The evil...
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A Survey of American History: Source Extracts, Volume 1

Howard Walter Caldwell - United States - 1900 - 255 pages
...of the right to import slaves, and as the public good did not require it to be taken from them ... he thought it best to leave the matter as we find...several States would probably by degrees complete it, . . MASON (VA.) : This infamous traffic originated in the avarice of British merchants. . . . The evil...
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The Writings of James Madison: 1787. The journal of the Constitutional ...

James Madison - Constitutional history - 1787
...to import slaves, as the public good did not require it to be taken from them, & as it was expedient to have as few objections as possible to the proposed...abolition of Slavery seemed to be going on in the US & that the good sense of the several States would probably by degrees compleat it. He urged on the...
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Documentary History of the Constitution of the United States of ..., Volume 3

United States. Bureau of Rolls and Library - Constitutional history - 1900
...to import slaves, as the public good did not require it to be taken from them, & as it was expedient to have as few objections as possible to the proposed...abolition of slavery seemed to be going on in the US & that the good sense of the several States would probably by degrees compleat it. He urged on the...
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The Formation and Development of the Constitution

Thomas Francis Moran - Constitutional history - 1904 - 504 pages
...themselves." Mr. Sherman reinforced this view. He would not introduce the innovation. He deemed it "expedient to have as few objections as possible to the proposed scheme of government." Mr. Pinckney, however, was not conciliatory. " South Carolina," he declared, " can never receive the...
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