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In the U.S. Senate in 1859, Louisiana?s Judah P. Benjamin, later Secretary of State and War of the Confederacy, speaks in favor of the bill ?Making appropriation to facilitate the acquisition of the Island of Cuba by negotiation,? pointing out that because the African slave-trade is flourishing in Cuba, after annexation, ?the southern laborers are more than doubled??
Printed Speech, 16p, 6? x 9.5?. Titled: ?Speech / of / Hon. J.P. Benjamin, of La., / on the / Acquisition of Cuba. / Delivered in Senate U.S., Friday, February 11, 1859.? Four folded 12? x 9.5? sheets, front & verso, bound at the centerfold with a straight pin. Split expertly mended on last sheet. Unevenly cut and folded. Very Good condition.Accompanied by the original envelope, 7.25? x 3.75?, free franked in the upper right ?Jn Thomson / USS.?
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