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Collection Overview

The University of Vermont (UVM) is a major repository for Vermont Congressional papers, holding the records of over 30 Members of Congress from 1791 to the present. The Congressional Papers collection will provide access to digitized content from these papers. The intent is to document selected aspects of the legislative history of Vermont's members of Congress. In particular, we look at issues that were important for a particular member as well as issues that have been important over time such as support for dairy farmers, water quality, and slavery.

Time Period Covered: 1818-2004 

Sub-collections

Letters Home From Congress
Dairy and the US Congress
Congressional Portraits
Congressional Speeches

Related Archival Collection(s)

Collamer Family Papers
George D. Aiken Papers
Warren R. Austin Collection
Crafts Family Collection

Published:  October 07, 2006,  University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections

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Title:   Modern democracy : the extension of slavery in our own territory or by the acquisition of foreign territory wrong morally, politically, and economically / speech of Hon. Justin S. Morrill, of Vermont.

Creator:  Morrill, Justin S. (Justin Smith), 1810-1898.

Date:  1860-06-06

Resource type:   speech

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    Title:   Remarks of George P. Marsh, of Vermont, on slavery in the territories of New Mexico, California and Oregon : delivered in the House of representatives, August 3d, 1848.

    Creator:  Marsh, George Perkins, 1801-1882.

    Date:  1848-08-03

    Resource type:   speech

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      Title:   Remarks of Mr. Prentiss, of Vermont, in the Senate of the United States, March 1, 1836, on the question of reception of a petition from the Society of Friends, praying for the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia.

      Creator:  Prentiss, Samuel, 1782-1857.

      Date:  1836-03-01

      Resource type:   speech

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        Title:   Slavery in the territories : Speech of Hon. Lucius B. Peck, of Vermont, in the House of Representatives, April 23, 1850, in committee of the whole on the state of the Union, on the President's message transmitting the constitution of California.

        Creator:  Peck, Lucius Benedict, 1802-1866.

        Date:  1850-04-23

        Resource type:   speech

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          Title:   Speech of Hon. J. Collamer, of Vermont : in the United States Senate, April 24, 1862, on the bill to confiscate the property and free the slaves of rebels.

          Creator:  Collamer, Jacob, 1791-1865.

          Date:  1862-04-24

          Resource type:   speech

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            Title:   Speech of the Hon. Samuel Prentiss, of Vermont, upon the question of reception of the Vermont resolutions, on the subject of the admission of Texas, the domestic slave trade, and slavery in the District of Columbia.

            Creator:  Prentiss, Samuel, 1782-1857

            Date:  1838-01-16

            Resource type:   speech

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              Title:   The compromise bill : speech of Hon. W. Upham, of Vermont, in the Senate of the United States, July 26, 1848, on the bill reported from the Select Committee to establish Territorial Governments in Oregon, New Mexico, and California.

              Creator:  Upham, William, 1792-1853.

              Date:  1848-07-26

              Resource type:   speech

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                Title:   The extinction of slavery : speech of Hon. F. E. Woodbridge, of Vermont, in the House of Representatives, January 12, 1865, upon the motion to reconsider the vote by which the House, on the 15th of June last, rejected a joint resolution (S. no. 16)

                Creator:  Woodbridge, Frederick Enoch, 1819-1888.

                Date:  1865-01-12

                Resource type:   speech

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