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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:   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:   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

    Resource type:   speech

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