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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:   Oleomargarine legislation : speech of Hon. Elbert S. Brigham of Vermont in the House of Representatives, January 31, 1930.

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

Date:  1930-01-31

Resource type:   speech

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    Title:   Our Department of State : speech of Hon. David J. Foster, of Vermont, in the House of Representatives, August 21, 1911.

    Creator:  Foster, David Johnson, 1867-1912.

    Date:  1911-08-21

    Resource type:   speech

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      Title:   Our plain duty toward Puerto Rico ... speech of Hon. Redfield Proctor, in the Senate of the United States, March 30, 1900.

      Creator:  Proctor, Redfield, 1831-1908.

      Date:  1900-03-30

      Resource type:   speech

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        Title:   President Wilson's veto of the immigration bill, 1915 : extracts from speech of Hon. William P. Dillingham of Vermont in the Senate of the United States, February 11 and 12, 1915.

        Creator:  Dillingham, William P. (William Paul), 1843-1923

        Date:  1915-02-11

        Resource type:   speech

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          Title:   Proposed recognition of Cuba : speech of Hon. Charles W. Willard, of Vermont, in the House of Representatives, April 9, 1869, in opposition to the resolution of sympathy with the insurrection in Cuba.

          Creator:  Willard, Charles Wesley, 1827-1880.

          Date:  1869-04-09

          Resource type:   speech

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            Title:   Reciprocity treaties : speech of Hon. Justin S. Morrill of Vermont, delivered in the Senate of the United States, January 14, 1869.

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

            Date:  1869-01-14

            Resource type:   speech

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              Title:   Reconstruction : speech of Hon. Luke P. Poland, of Vermont, in the United States Senate, June 5, 1866.

              Creator:  Poland, Luke P. (Luke Potter), 1815-1887.

              Date:  1866-06-05

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                Title:   Regulation of immigration : speech of Hon. William P. Dillingham, of Vermont, in the Senate of the United States, April 17, 1912.

                Creator:  Dillingham, William P. (William Paul)

                Date:  1912-04-17

                Resource type:   speech

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                  Title:   Remarks in the United States Senate / by Justin S. Morrill, of Vermont, upon the tariff, free coinage, and collateral matter, June 2, 1896.

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

                  Date:  1896-06-02

                  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:   Remarks of Senator Morrill before the House Committee on Education respecting the land grant colleges, October 24, 1890.

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

                        Date:  1890-10-24

                        Resource type:   speech

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                          Title:   Remarks upon the bill proposing a reduction of internal taxes and of the tariff : speech of Hon. J. S. Morrill, of Vermont, in the Senate of the United States, January 10, 1883.

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

                          Date:  1883-01-10

                          Resource type:   speech

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                            Title:   Replacement and Alternative Fuels Act

                            Creator:  Jeffords, James M.

                            Date:  March 20, 1991

                            Resource type:   speech

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                              Title:   Selective compulsory military service : speech of Hon. Ernest W. Gibson, Jr. of Vermont in the Senate of the United States, August 24, 1940.

                              Creator:  Gibson, Ernest W., 1901-1969.

                              Date:  1940-08-24

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                                Title:   Senator from Louisiana : speech of Hon. George F. Edmunds, of Vermont, in the United States Senate, March 16, 1875.

                                Creator:  Edmunds, George F. (George Franklin), 1828-1919.

                                Date:  1875-03-16

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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. E. P. Walton, of Vermont, on the bill for the admission of Representatives, March 31, 1858.

                                    Creator:  Walton, Eliakim Persons, 1812-1890.

                                    Date:  1858-03-31

                                    Resource type:   speech

                                    Cover title: Revolution in the law of the land.

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                                      Title:   Speech of Hon. E.P. Walton, of Vermont : on the confiscation of rebel property, delivered in the House of Representatives, May 24, 1862.

                                      Creator:  Walton, Eliakim Persons, 1812-1890.

                                      Date:  1862-05-24

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                                        Title:   Speech of Hon. George F. Edmunds, of Vermont on the admission of Nebraska : delivered in the United States Senate, December 19 and 20, 1866.

                                        Creator:  Edmunds, George F. (George Franklin), 1828-1919.

                                        Date:  1866-12-19

                                        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 Hon. J. Collamer, of Vermont on the Kansas question / delivered in the Senate of the United States, March 1 and 2, 1858.

                                            Creator:  Collamer, Jacob, 1791-1865.

                                            Date:  1858-03-01

                                            Resource type:   speech

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                                              Title:   Speech of Hon. Jacob Collamer, of Vermont, on affairs in Kansas. Delivered in the Senate of the United States, April 3 and 4, 1856.

                                              Creator:  Collamer, Jacob, 1791-1865.

                                              Date:  1856-04-03

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                                                Title:   Speech of Hon. Jacob Collamer, of Vermont, on the report of the Kansas Conference Committee / delivered in the Senate of the United States, April 27, 1858.

                                                Creator:  Collamer, Jacob, 1791-1865.

                                                Date:  1858-04-27

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                                                  Title:   Speech of Hon. James Meacham of Vermont in the House of Representatives, June 9 and 10, 1852 on the modification of the tariff.

                                                  Creator:  Meacham, James, 1810-1856.

                                                  Date:  1852-06-09

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