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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:   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

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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

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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

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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

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