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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:   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:   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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