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The Congressional War on Kansas over Slavery and Statehood – 1854 – 1858
1854 - Collection of 59 printed speeches and government documents. Mostly pamphlets printed in Washington, D.C.: GPO, 1854, 1856 and 1858. Includes President Franklin Pierce, Charles Sumner (who had nearly been killed in the Senate due to his anti-slavery views), Stephen Douglas, Schuyler Colfax, William Seward, Henry Wilson, Thomas Hart Benton, Daniel Clark, John Bingham, A.P. Butler, Erastus Brooks, Josiah J. Evans, Robert M. T. Hunter, and others. Printed pamphlets, speeches, orders, and Senate acts, some with original printed wrappers. Mostly octavo, pagination varies, as does condition. [Additional Pamphlet Images Available on Request] .01 Freedom and Public Faith. Speech of William H. Seward, on the Abrogation of the Missouri Compromise, in the Kansas and Nebraska Bills[WILLIAM H. SEWARD; KANSAS-NEBRASKA]. Freedom and Public Faith. Speech of William H. Seward, on the Abrogation of the Missouri Compromise, in the Kansas and Nebraska Bills. Senate of the United States, February 17, 1854. Pamphlet. Washington: Buell & Blanchard. 1854. 16 pp. Sabin 79520.02 Kansas-Lecompton Convention. Speech of Senator Douglas, of Illinois, on the President's Message[STEPHEN H. DOUGLAS; LECOMPTON CONSTITUTION]. Kansas-Lecompton Convention. Speech of Senator Douglas, of Illinois, on the President's Message. Delivered in the Senate of the United States, December 9, 1858. Pamphlet. Washington: Buell & Blanchard. 1858. 16 pp. Inscribed in period ink, "From Hon. John Sherman.".03 The Border Ruffian Code in Kansas[BLEEDING KANSAS]. The Border Ruffian Code in Kansas. Pamphlet. [New York: Tribune Office. 1856.] 15, [1] pp. Concludes with full page (8.75 x 5.75 in.) map, "Freedom and Slavery, and the Coveted Territories."This tract provides an example of the laws "notoriously forced upon the people of that Territory, at the hands of invading ruffians from Missouri, using the persuasive arguments of the Bowie-Knife and Revolver." Included are the three Presidential platforms for the 1856 election, and a special map: "Freedom and Slavery, and the Coveted Territories," printed on the last page. Sabin 37020.05 Bell, John. Pamphlet. Speech of Hon. John Bell, of Tennessee, on the admission of Kansas under the Lecompton Constitution. Delivered in the Senate of the United States, March 18th, 1858. Washington, D.C.: Buell and Blanchard, 1858. 16 pp.06 Benjamin, Judah P. Pamphlet. Speech of Hon. J.P. Benjamin, of LA., on the Kansas Question. Delivered in the Senate May 2, 1856. 15 pp.07 Bennet, Henry. Pamphlet. Speech of Hon. Henry Bennett, of New York, on the Admission of Kansas, and the Political Effects of Slavery. In the House of Representatives, June 30, 1856. Washington, D.C.: Buell and Blanchard, 1856. 14 pp.08 Benton, Thomas Hart. Pamphlet. Nebraska and Kansas. Speech of Mr. Benton, of Missouri, in the House of Representatives, April, 25, 1854. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Globe, 1854. 8 pp.10 Bingham, John A. Pamphlet. The Lecompton Conspiracy. Speech of Hon. John A. Bingham, of Ohio. Delivered in the House of Representatives, January 25, 1858. Washington, D.C.: Buell and Blanchard. 8 pp.11 Breckinridge, John C. Pamphlet. Nebraska and Kansas. Speech of Mr. Breckenridge, of Kentucky, in the House of Representatives, March 23, 1854, Delivered in the Committee of the Whole on the State of the Union. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Globe, 1854. 8 pp.12 Bright, Jesse D. Pamphlet. Speech of Hon. Jesse D. Bright, of Indiana, on the Bill for the Admission of Kansas as a State. Delivered in the United States Senate, March 20, 1858. Washington, D.C.: Indianians Democratic Club, 1858.13 Broderick, David C. Pamphlet. Speech of Hon. D.C. Broderick of California, Against the Admission of Kansas, under the Lecompton Constitution. Delivered in the Senate of the United States, March 22, 1858. Washington, D.C.: Lemuel Towers, 1858.14 Brodhead, Richard. Pamphlet. Speech of Mr. Broadhead, of Penn'a, on the Nebraska and Kansas. (See website for full description)
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