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A Report of the Decision of the Supreme Court [and 33 others].
1856 - Unusual Collection of Pamphlets Relating to Slavery and the Admission of Kansas as a Slave State, 1856-1858 Howard, Benjamin C. [1791-1872], Reporter. A Report of the Decision of the Supreme Court of the United States, And the Opinions of the Judges Thereof, In the Case of Dred Scott Versus John F.A. Sandford. December Term 1856. New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1857. [ii], [393]-633, [3] pp. [Bound with] [33 Speeches and Articles, All But Two About Slavery, Most About the Admission of Kansas to the Union as a Slave State]. Various paginations and places of publication, 1856-1858. Octavo (9" x 5-1/2"). Stab-stitched pamphlets bound into contemporary three-quarter calf over marbled boards, gilt fillets and title, reading Dred Scott Decision & Speeches, to spine. Moderate rubbing, corners bumped, a few partial cracks to text block. Light toning to text, light foxing in places. Annotations to some leaves, interior otherwise clean. * Some of the 33 items bound after Howard's Report are: --Maine, Senate. Opinions of the Justices of the S.J. Court, On Question Propounded by the Senate, March 26, 1857 (Augusta, ME, 1857). [66] pp. --U.S. House of Representatives, The Lecompton Constitution (Washington, March 10, 1858). 16 pp. --U.S. Senate, Report [on the Lecompton Constitution] (Washington, February 18, 1858). 88 pp. --Kansas-Lecompton Convention: Speech of Senator Douglas, Of Illinois, On the President's Message, Delivered in the Senate of the United States, December 9, 1857 (Washington, 1857). 15 pp. --Kansas and the Supreme Court: Speech of John P. Hale, Of New Hampshire. Delivered in the United States Senate, January 19 and 21, 1858 (Washington, 1858). 16 pp. --Speech of Mr. Fessenden, Of Maine, On the Message of the President Transmitting the Lecompton Constitution. Delivered in the United States Senate, February 8, 1858 (Washington, 1858). 24 pp. --Human Beings Not Property: Speech of Hon. Owen Lovejoy, Of Illinois. Delivered in the U.S. House of Representatives, February 17, 1858 (Washington, 1858). 8 pp. --Freedom in Kansas: Speech of William H. Seward, In the Senate of the United States, March 3, 1858 (Washington, 1858). [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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