1858, Speech Against Admission of Kansas
Speech Against Admission of Kansas. 1858, “Speech of Hon. Henry Winter Davis, of Maryland, Against, The Admission of Kansas under the Lecompton Constitution,” Printed by Lemuel Towers, Choice Fine.. 9” x 5.75”, 16 pages. The speech was delivered in the House of Representatives on March 20, 1858. “Free government is a face if men are required to submit to usurpation such as here been penetrated, and I fear the people of Kansas are not in a mood to assist at the farce.” He encourages that the people be allowed to express their will whether or not Kansas will be for or against slavery. The Lecompton Constitution was pro-slavery document that would decide whether there would be limited or unlimited slavery. Document is in fine condition with small pencil notations, hardly noticeable..