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" Can the people of a United States Territory, in any lawful way, against the wish of any citizen of the United States, exclude slavery from its limits prior to the formation of a State constitution? "
The Constitutional and Political History of the United States - Page 292
by Hermann Von Holst - 1889
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Abraham Lincoln: An Essay

Carl Schurz - 1899 - 91 pages
...whether, the Dred Scott decision notwithstanding, " the people of a Territory could in any lawful way exclude slavery from its limits prior to the formation of a state constitution." Lincoln foresaw and predicted what Douglas would answer : that slavery could not exist in a Territory...
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The Life of William H. Seward, Volume 1

Frederic Bancroft - Statesmen - 1900 - 1129 pages
...the Democracy would be the result. Therefore, in the debate at Freeport, Lincoln put this question: " Can the people of a United States territory, in any...prior to the formation of a state constitution ?" ' To this Douglas answered that it did not matter what the Supreme Court might decide as to the right of...
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The Life of Abraham Lincoln: Drawn from Original Sources and ..., Volume 2

Ida Minerva Tarbell - 1924
...despondently; one would think he did not want the senatorship. The mooted question ran in Lincoln's notes : "Can the people of a United States territory in any...limits prior to the formation of a State Constitution?" Lincoln had seen the irreconcilableness of Douglas's own measure of popular sovereignty, which declared...
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The Life of Abraham Lincoln: Drawn from Original Sources and ..., Volume 2

Ida Minerva Tarbell - 1900
...despondently ; one would think he did not want the senatorship. The mooted question ran in Lincoln's notes : " Can the people of a United States territory in any...limits prior to the formation of a State Constitution? " Lincoln had seen the irreconcilableness of Douglas's own measure of popular sovereignty.-which declared...
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The World's Best Orations: From the Earliest Period to the Present ..., Volume 7

David Josiah Brewer - Speeches, addresses, etc - 1901 - 4107 pages
...according to the English Bill, — some ninetythree thousand, — will you vote to admit them? Q. 2. — Can the people of a United States Territory, in any...limits prior to the formation of a State constitution? Q. 3.— If the Supreme Court of the United States shall decide that States cannot exclude slavery...
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The Life of Abraham Lincoln

Henry Ketcham - Presidents - 1901 - 435 pages
...the next debate, which was to be at Freeport, he prepared, among others, the following question : " Can the people of a United States territory, in any...limits prior to the formation of a state constitution?" If this were answered " No," it would alienate the citizens of Illinois. If it were answered "Yes,"...
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Abraham Lincoln and the Men of His Time, Volume 2

Robert Henry Browne - United States - 1901
...English bill—some ninety-three thousand— will you vote to admit them?" Q. 2. "Can the people oi a United Sta'tes Territory, in any lawful way, against...limits prior to the formation of a State Constitution?" Q. 3. "If the Supreme Court of the United States shall decide that States can not exclude slavery from...
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The Civil War and the Constitution, 1859-1865, Volume 1

John William Burgess - United States - 1901 - 347 pages
...formulated it, was : " Can the people of a United States Territory, under the Dred Scott decision, in any lawful way, against the wish of any citizen...limits, prior to the formation of a State constitution ? " . Douglas's intellectual insight was not clear enough and penetrating enough to discover the inconsistency...
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Lincoln in Story: The Life of the Martyr-president Told in Authenticated ...

Silas Gamaliel Pratt - 1901 - 224 pages
...discussion, asked Douglas the following question : " Can the people of a United States Territory in a lawful way, against the wish of any citizen of the...States, exclude slavery from its limits prior to the foundation of a State Constitution? " His friends said: "Douglas will answer it in the affirmative...
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The Student's American History

David Henry Montgomery - United States - 1901 - 553 pages
...wildest demonstrations of delight. At Freeport, Lincoln asked his antagonist : Can the people of a Territory in any lawful way, against the wish of any citizen of the United States, exclude slavery prior to the formation of a State constitution ? Douglas, true to " popular sovereignty," answered...
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