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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 North America, Volume 7

United States - 1904
...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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The Story of the Constitution of the United States

Rossiter Johnson - Constitutional history - 1905 - 284 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...scheme of government, he thought it best to leave the clause as it stood. Mr. Mason, of Virginia, said: "This infernal traffic originated in the avarice...
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Our Constitution: Why and how it was Made - who Made It, and what it is

Edward Waterman Townsend - Constitutional history - 1906 - 322 pages
...import slaves, as the public good did not require that it 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." New England was to let slavery alone if the Caro-^ linas and Georgia would let Congress regulate com-...
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Papers Relating to the Election of Senators by Direct Vote of the People ...

United States. Congress. Senate - 1908 - 91 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...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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A Source History of the United States: From Discovery (1492) to End of ...

Howard Walter Caldwell, Clark Edmund Persinger - United States - 1909 - 484 pages
...prohibits the slave trade. . . . Mr. Sherman [Conn.] was for leaving the clause as it stands. . . . He observed that the abolition of slavery seemed to...several States would probably by degrees complete it. ... Col. Mason [Va.]. This infernal traffic originated in the avarice of British merchants. . . . The...
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The Negro Problem: Abraham Lincoln's Solution

William Passmore Pickett - African Americans - 1909 - 580 pages
...Roger Sherman, of Connecticut, one of the strong minds of the Convention, is on record as having stated that the abolition of slavery seemed to be going on...sense of the several states would probably by degrees bring it to completion. His colleague, Oliver Ellsworth, expressed himself to the effect that slavery...
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Eloquent Sons of the South: A Handbook of Southern Oratory, Volume 2

John Temple Graves, Clark Howell, Walter Williams - Speeches, addresses, etc., American - 1909
...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." — Page 457. "Mr. Baldwin had conceived national objects alone to be before the convention; not such...
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The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787, Volume 2

United States. Constitutional Convention - Constitutional conventions - 1911 - 1352 pages
...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 1Upon this question, see above, July 23, August 8, and August 21, and Appendix A, CXLVIII, CLI,...
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The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787, Volume 2

United States. Constitutional Convention - Constitutional conventions - 1911 - 1352 pages
...amendment of the 1st clause of the report of the Committee of eleven Wednesday MADISON August 22 & that the good sense of the several States would probably by degrees compleat it. He urged on the Convention the necessity of despatching its business.) Col. Mason. This...
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The New England Magazine, Volume 52

New England - 1914
...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...government, he thought it best to leave the matter as we found it.f Ellsworth was for taking a middle and moderate ground; "he was afraid," he said, "we should...
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