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Congressional Speeches

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This collection features speeches made on the floor of the United States House of Representatives and Senate by Vermont Congressmen. Topics covered include the environment, education, agriculture, World War II and selective service, the Mexican War, the tariff and international trade, slavery, the Civil War and Reconstruction. The speeches date from 1812 to the present and a wide variety of Congressmen are represented.

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Published:  April 10, 2007,  University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections

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Title:   A protective tariff or free trade : speech of Hon. Justin S. Morrill of Vermont, delivered in the Senate of the United States, May 9, 1870.

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

Date:  1870-05-09

Resource type:   speech

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    Title:   A tariff revision should leave our industries and labor unharmed and prosperous : remarks of Justin S. Morrill, of Vermont, in the Senate of the United States, December 9, 1886, on his resolution relative to a revision of the tariff.

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

    Date:  1886-12-09

    Resource type:   speech

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      Title:   Activities of Senator McCarthy -- The World Crisis

      Creator:  Flanders, Ralph E. (Ralph Edward), 1880-1970.

      Date:  March 9, 1954

      Resource type:   speech

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        Title:   Agricultural experiment stations : remarks of William W. Grout, of Vermont, in the House of Representatives, February 25, 1887.

        Creator:  Grout, William Wallace, 1836-1902.

        Date:  1887-02-25

        Resource type:   speech

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          Title:   America's Credibility: The Underpinning Of An Effective Foreign Policy

          Creator:  Leahy, Patrick J.

          Date:  April 15, 2004

          Resource type:   speech

          Address of Senator Patrick Leahy School For International Training Brattleboro, Vermont April 15, 2004

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            Title:   American labor : speech of Hon. H. Henry Powers, of Vermont, in the House of Representatives, January 15, 1894, on the Wilson tariff bill.

            Creator:  Powers, Horace Henry, 1835-1913.

            Date:  1894-01-15

            Resource type:   speech

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              Title:   An Answer to Misleading Charges About the Civil Rights Bill

              Creator:  Prouty, Winston L. (Winston Lewis), 1906-1971.

              Date:  April 25, 1964

              Resource type:   speech

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                Title:   An address of members of the House of representatives of the Congress of the United States, to their constituents, on the subject of the war with Great Britain.

                Date:  1812

                Resource type:   speech

                Signed by George Sullivan and 33 other Federalist members.

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                  Title:   Bread for our starving countrymen : speech of Hon. F. E. Woodbridge, of Vermont, in the House of Representatives, March 19, 1867.

                  Creator:  Woodbridge, Frederick Enoch, 1819-1888.

                  Date:  1867-03-19

                  Resource type:   speech

                  "On Senate joint resolution no. 16, for the relief of the destitute in the southern and southwestern states."

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                    Title:   Colleges for the benefit of agriculture and the mechanic arts : speech of Hon. Justin S. Morril, of Vermont, in the Senate of the United States, Saturday, June 14, 1890.

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

                    Date:  1890

                    Resource type:   speech

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                      Title:   Defense of the clergy : speech of Hon. James Meacham, of Vermont, in the House of Representatives, May 17, 1854.

                      Creator:  Meacham, James, 1810-1856.

                      Date:  1854-05-17

                      Resource type:   speech

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                        Title:   Educational fund : speech of Hon. Justin S. Morrill, of Vermont, in the Senate of the United States, April 26, 1876.

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

                        Date:  1876-04-26

                        Resource type:   speech

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                          Title:   Environmental speeches of the Honorable Robert T. Stafford, United States Senator from the state of Vermont : delivered in the Senate of the United States, September-October 1988.

                          Creator:  Stafford, Robert, 1913-

                          Date:  1988

                          Resource type:   speech

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                            Title:   Free trade and protective tariffs tested by official statistics : speech of Hon. E.P. Walton, of Vermont, delivered in the House of Representatives, February 7, 1859.

                            Creator:  Walton, Eliakim Persons, 1812-1890.

                            Date:  1859-02-07

                            Resource type:   speech

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                              Title:   Freedom of the seas or else : speech of Hon. Charles A. Plumley, of Vermont, in the House of Representatives, October 17, 1941.

                              Creator:  Plumley, Charles Albert, 1875-1964

                              Date:  1941-10-17

                              Resource type:   speech

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                                Title:   Hawaiian reciprocity treaty : speech of Hon. Justin S. Morrill, of Vermont, in the Senate of the United States, executive session, March 18, 1875.

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

                                Date:  1875-03-18

                                Resource type:   speech

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                                  Title:   I speak to-day for impartial suffrage, and for constitutional liberty based upon a free ballot, a truthful count, and an honest declaration of it : speech of Hon. Charles H. Joyce, of Vermont, in the House of Representatives, Thursday, April 24, 1879.

                                  Creator:  Joyce, Charles H.

                                  Date:  1879-04-24

                                  Resource type:   speech

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                                    Title:   Immigration abuses : remarks of Justin S. Morrill, of Vermont, in the Senate of the United States, December 14, 1887, on his bill (S. 141) to regulate immigration and for other purposes.

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

                                    Date:  1887-12-14

                                    Resource type:   speech

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                                      Title:   Interstate commerce : speech of Hon. John W. Stewart, of Vermont, in the House of Representatives, Wednesday, December 10, 1884.

                                      Creator:  Stewart, John W. (John Wolcott), 1825-1915.

                                      Date:  1884-12-10

                                      Resource type:   speech

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                                        Title:   It is time for a show-down : remarks of Hon. Charles A. Plumley, of Vermont, in the House of Representatives, Thursday, September 25, 1941.

                                        Creator:  Plumley, Charles Albert, 1875-1964

                                        Date:  1941-09-25

                                        Resource type:   speech

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                                          Title:   Limitations of national policy : speech of Hon. Ralph E. Flanders of Vermont in the Senate of the United States August 11, 1949.

                                          Creator:  Flanders, Ralph E. (Ralph Edward), 1880-1970.

                                          Date:  1949-08-11

                                          Resource type:   speech

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                                            Title:   Memorial of Samuel C. Crafts and others : citizens of the state of Vermont, praying for further protection to domestic industry, January 2, 1828; read, and referred to the Committee on Manufactures.

                                            Creator:  Crafts, Samuel Chandler, 1768-1853

                                            Date:  January 2, 1828

                                            Resource type:   speech

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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:   National colleges : speech of Hon. Justin S. Morrill of Vermont in the Senate of the United States, December 5, 1872.

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

                                                Date:  December 5, 1872

                                                Resource type:   speech

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                                                  Title:   Nebraska and Kansas : speech of Mr. Meacham, of Vermont, in the House of Representatives, Feb. 15, 1854, against the Nebraska and Kansas territorial bill, and in favor of maintaining the government faith with the Indian tribes.

                                                  Creator:  Meacham, James, 1810-1856.

                                                  Date:  1854-02-15

                                                  Resource type:   speech

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