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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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A Necessary Evil?: Slavery and the Debate Over the Constitution

University of Wisconsin--Madison Center for the Study of the American - History - 1995 - 289 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...abolition of Slavery seemed to be going on in the US and that the good sense of the several States would probably by degrees complete it. He urged on...
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Devising Liberty: Preserving and Creating Freedom in the New American Republic

David Thomas Konig - History - 2001 - 383 pages
...elimination of slavery there after the Revolution. As early as the Federal Convention, Roger Sherman had observed that "the abolition of slavery seemed to be going on in the US," and he predicted "that the good sense of the several States would probably by degrees compleat...
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Focus On U.s. History: The Era Of Revolution And Nation-forming:grades 7-9

Kathy Sammis - History - 1997 - 128 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. George Mason (Virginia): [The slave trade is an] infernal traffic. . . . Slavery discourages arts and...
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George Washington and Slavery: A Documentary Portrayal

Fritz Hirschfeld - History - 1997 - 256 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...thought it best to leave the matter as we find it. ... Col. Mason [George Mason of Virginia]. This infernal traffic originated in the avarice of British...
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Abraham Lincoln: A Constitutional Biography

George Anastaplo - Biography & Autobiography - 2001 - 373 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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The Boisterous Sea of Liberty: A Documentary History of America from ...

David Brion Davis, Steven Mintz - History - 1998 - 608 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 Col. [George] Mason [of Virginia]. This infernal trade originated in the avarice of British merchants....
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Vindicating the Founders: Race, Sex, Class, and Justice in the Origins of ...

Thomas G. West - History - 1997 - 219 pages
...weakened the resolve of slavery opponents whenever its defenders dug in their heels. Roger Sherman said that "the abolition of slavery seemed to be going...several states would probably by degrees complete it." Likewise Oliver Ellsworth: "As population increases, poor laborers will be so plenty as to render slaves...
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Slavery and the Founders: Race and Liberty in the Age of Jefferson

Paul Finkelman - History
...apparently was unconcerned about the strong opposition to the slave trade in his own region. Next, 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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Journal of the Federal Convention

United States. Constitutional Convention, James Madison - Biography & Autobiography - 2003 - 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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The Constitutional Convention of 1787: A Comprehensive ..., Volume 1

John R. Vile - History - 2005 - 1009 pages
...abolishing it. And the abolition has already taken place in Massachusetts. (II, 371) Similarly, Sherman observed that "the 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" (II, 369-370)....
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