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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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Jefferson Davis, Constitutionalist: His Letters, Papers, and Speeches, Volume 4

Jefferson Davis - Confederate States of America - 1923
...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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Genesis and Birth of the Federal Constitution: Addresses and Papers in the ...

Julian Alvin Carroll Chandler - Constitutional history - 1924 - 397 pages
...see any greater necessity for bringing it within the policy of the new." Sherman of Connecticut said he thought it "best to leave the matter as we find it." Mason of Virginia spoke against the slave trade with convincing eloquence and power. The Northern States...
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American History Told by Contemporaries ...

Albert Bushnell Hart - United States - 1901
...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 Constitutional Review, Volume 7

Constitutional law - 1923
...see any greater necessity for bringing it within the policy of the new." Sherman of Connecticut said he thought it "best to leave the matter as we find it." Mason of Virginia spoke against the slave trade with convincing eloquence and power. The northern states...
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A History of the Early Settlement of Newton, County of Middlesex ...

Francis Jackson - Newton (Mass.) - 1854 - 555 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...thought it best to leave the matter as we find it." * * * * "It was better to let the Southern States import slaves, than to part with them, if they made...
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Beyond Confederation: Origins of the Constitution and American National Identity

Richard R. Beeman, Stephen Botein, Edward Carlos Carter, Institute of Early American History and Culture (Williamsburg, Va.) - History - 1987 - 366 pages
...about the Union, but he was willing to ignore the demands of those who opposed slavery. Second, Sherman observed that "the abolition of slavery seemed to be going on in the US" If left alone, the "good sense of the several States" would soon put an end to all slavery in the...
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Constitution Making: Conflict and Consensus in the Federal Convention Of 1787

Calvin Jillson - History - 2007 - 260 pages
...bargain, and in the final analysis, to give in on this issue. Sherman advised that "it was expedient to have as few objections as possible to the proposed scheme of Government. "To further this goal, he suggested that the Committee of Detail report be accepted as presented. Sherman...
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Constitution Making: Conflict and Consensus in the Federal Convention Of 1787

Calvin Jillson - History - 2007 - 260 pages
...legitimize this approach by observing "that the abolition of slavery seemed to be ping on in the US & that the good sense of the several States would probably by degrees compleat it" (Records, vol. 2, pp. 369—370). Judge Ellsworth also held out the hope that slavery...
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The Constitutional Convention and the Formation of the Union

Winton U. Solberg - History - 1990 - 428 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 & that the good sense of the several States would probably by degrees compleat it. He urged on the...
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Troublesome Presence: Democracy and Black Americans

Eli Ginzberg, Alfred S. Eichner - Social Science - 1993 - 358 pages
...Sherman said, in explaining why he would not press for abolition of the slave trade, "it was expedient to have as few objections as possible to the proposed scheme of Government."68 Still, try as they might, the founding fathers could not avoid touching on the question...
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