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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:   Speech of Mr. J. Collamer, of Vermont, on the annexation of Texas : delivered in the house of Representatives, U.S., in Committee of the Whole, January 23, 1845.

Creator:  Collamer, Jacob, 1791-1865.

Date:  1845-01-23

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    Title:   Speech of Mr. Mallary, of Vt. on the tariff bill. Delivered in the House of Representatives of the United States, March 3, 1828.

    Creator:  Mallary, Rollin Carolus, 1784-1831.

    Date:  1828-03-03

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      Title:   Speech of Mr. Solomon Foot, of Vermont, on the character and objects of the Mexican War : delivered in the House of Representatives of the U.S., Feb. 10, 1847.

      Creator:  Foot, Solomon, 1802-1866.

      Date:  1847-02-10

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        Title:   Speech of Mr. Upham, of Vermont, on the Three million bill : delivered in the Senate of the United States, Monday, March 1, 1847.

        Creator:  Upham, William, 1792-1853.

        Date:  1847-03-01

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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:   Speeches of the Hon. Samuel Prentiss, of Vermont : upon the bill to prohibit the giving or accepting challenges to duels in the district of Columbia,delivered in the Senate United State, March 2d and 30th, and April 6th, 1838.

            Creator:  Prentiss, Samuel, 1782-1857.

            Date:  1838

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              Title:   State of the Union / speech of Hon. Justin S. Morrill of Vermont, in the House of Representatives, February 18, 1861.

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

              Date:  1861-02-18

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                Title:   Substance of the speech of Mr. Phelps, of Vermont, on the subject of the tariff. Delivered in the Senate of the United States, February 16 and 19, 1844.

                Creator:  Phelps, Samuel Shethar, 1793-1855.

                Date:  1844-02-16

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                  Title:   Tariff : speech of Hon. Justin S. Morrill, of Vermont, delivered in the U.S. House of Representatives, April 23, 1860.

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

                  Date:  1860-04-23

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                    Title:   Tariff and tax commission : speech of Justin S. Morrill, of Vermont, in the Senate of the United States, Friday, March 17, 1882.

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

                    Date:  1882-03-17

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                      Title:   Tariff of 1890 : remarks by Mr. Morrill, of Vermont, in the Senate of the United States, July 30, 1890; the Senate having under consideration the bill H.R. 9416.

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

                      Date:  1890-07-30

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                        Title:   That an American tariff should not be superseded by a British tariff, with its tail of excise, income, and other taxes : speech of Justin S. Morrill, of Vermont, in the Senate of the United States, December 13, 1893.

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

                        Date:  1893-12-13

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                          Title:   The California question : speech of Hon. James Meacham, of Vermont in the House of Representatives, May 14, 1850.

                          Creator:  Meacham, James, 1810-1856.

                          Date:  1850-05-14

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                            Title:   The President's message hostile to home protection, home markets, and home labor : remarks of Hon. Justin S. Morrill, of Vermont, in the Senate of the United States, April 11, 1888.

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

                            Date:  1888-04-11

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                              Title:   The blunders of a Democratic political tariff, and a British income tax : speech of Hon. Justin S. Morrill, of Vermont, in the Senate of the United States, Wednesday, April 18, 1894.

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

                              Date:  1894-04-18

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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 condition of Cuba. It is not peace, it is not war : speech of the Hon. Redfield Proctor in the Senate of the United States, Thursday, March 17, 1898.

                                  Creator:  Proctor, Redfield, 1831-1908.

                                  Date:  1898-03-17

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                                    Title:   The conduct of Captain Brownell, charged with the torture of the priest Augustine : speeches of Hon. Redfield Proctor, of Vermont, and Hon. J. H. Berry, of Arkansas, in the Senate of the United States, January 28 and February 2, 1903.

                                    Creator:  Proctor, Redfield, 1831-1908.

                                    Date:  1903

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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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                                        Title:   The nation's relations to its island possessions : speech of Hon. Jonathan Ross, of Vermont, in the Senate of the United States, Tuesday, January 23, 1900.

                                        Creator:  Ross, Jonathan, 1826-1905.

                                        Date:  1900-01-23

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                                          Title:   The need for a new policy in agriculture : ... speech of Hon. Elbert S. Brigham of Vermont in the House of Representatives, Friday, April 19, 1929.

                                          Creator:  Brigham, Elbert S. (Elbert Sidney), 1877-1962.

                                          Date:  1929-04-19

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                                            Title:   The revenue bill : sheep husbandry, the doctrines of scripture as well as great national interests demand that our flocks should be preserved; remarks of Hon. Redfield Proctor, of Vermont, in the Senate of the United States, June 15, 1894.

                                            Creator:  Proctor, Redfield, 1831-1908.

                                            Date:  1894-06-15

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                                              Title:   The tariff : Speech of Hon. Justin S. Morrill, Delivered in the Senate of the United States, December 8, 1881, on the bill appoint a tariff commission.

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

                                              Date:  1881-12-08

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                                                Title:   The tariff : speech of Hon. Justin S. Morrill, of Vermont, in the House of Representatives, February 6, 1857 : on the bill reported from the Committee of Ways and Means to reduce the duties on imports.

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

                                                Date:  1857-02-06

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                                                  Title:   Vocational education: Speech of Hon. Carroll S. Page of Vermont in the Senate of the United States, June 24, 1916.

                                                  Creator:  Page, Carroll Smalley, 1843-1925.

                                                  Date:  1916-06-24

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