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Remarks addressed to the citizens of Illinois, on the proposed introduction of slavery

by Joshua Coffin

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Published by s.n. in Vandalia, Ill.? .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Pagination14, [2] p. (last 2 p. blank) ;
Number of Pages14
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24587117M
OCLC/WorldCa81288166

  For all practical purposes Illinois embraced slavery at its founding in , despite entering the Union as a non-slave state. For example, Illinois' first governor, first lieutenant governor, and president of the state's first constitutional convention were all slaveholders. 1) California was entered as a free state. 2) New Mexico & Utah were each allowed to use popular sovereignty to decide the issue of slavery. 3) The Republic of Texas gave up lands that it claimed in present day New Mexico & received $10 million to pay its debt to Mexico.

Mr. Lincoln's Reply. As Mr. Lincoln stepped forward, the crowd sent up three rousing cheers. MR. LINCOLN said: Fellow citizens-It follows as a matter of course that a half-hour answer to a speech of an hour and a half can be but a very hurried one.I shall only be able to touch upon a few of the points suggested by Judge Douglas, and give them a brief attention, while I shall have to totally. The book begins with a novel explanation about the impact of the Somerset Case on the founding of the republic. In , a judge sitting in the High Court in London declared slavery “so odious” that it could not exist at common law and set the conditions which would consequently result in the freedom of slaves living in England.

In a public address he pointed to the enormity of making war on Southern fellow citizens who had always been exceptionally loyal Americans, but who had been driven to secession by New England fanaticism. Secessionists were well aware that slavery was under no immediate threat within the Union. The Latter Day Saint movement has had varying and conflicting teachings on converts were initially from the Northern United States and opposed slavery, believing they were supported by Mormon scripture. After the church base moved to the slave state of Missouri and gained Southern converts, church leaders began to own slaves. New scriptures were revealed teaching against.


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Remarks addressed to the citizens of Illinois, on the proposed introduction of slavery by Joshua Coffin Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. Remarks addressed to the citizens of Illinois, on the proposed introduction of slavery. [Historical Society of Pennsylvania.; Adam Matthew Digital (Firm);]. Invitation, addressed "Dear Sir", and dated in Chicago, containing a request by Dr.

Charles V. Dyer of Chicago, and eleven other Illinois abolitionists, including Zebina Eastman and Daniel Davidson, co-publishers of the abolitionist paper, Western citizen, published in Chicago between ; Ichabod Codding of Chicago, Owen Lovejoy of Princeton, William H.

Between andIllinois was the only Northern state to show an increase in its slave population. On December 5,Governor Coles addressed the Illinois General Assembly and asked them to pass laws that would protect free blacks and not allow slavery in any form.

The pro-slavery General Assembly did just the opposite. –Anti-Slavery Bugle. Background Information. In a convention was called to write a new constitution for Illinois. Approved by the people inthis new constitution forbade slavery, but the legislature wrote a new law banning free blacks from entering Illinois.

The History of Negro Servitude in Illinois, and of the Slavery Agitation in that State, Norman Dwight Harris A.C. McClurg & Company, - African Americans - pages. Senator from Illinois; aided passage of the Compromise of Harriet Tubman. Runaway slave from Maryland and active abolitionist; key figure in the Underground Railroad.

The Wilmot Proviso. At the end of the Mexican War, many new lands west of Texas were yielded to the United States, and the debate over the westward expansion of slavery was. Abraham Lincoln > Speech at Chicago, Illinois Remarks addressed to the citizens of Illinois Fellow Citizens: —On yesterday evening, upon the occasion of the reception given to Senator Douglas, I was furnished with a seat very convenient for hearing him, and was otherwise very courteously treated.

In Illinois, in addition to considering slavery as an evil, its concentrated wisdom, in the shape of the Legislature, considers it criminal to be a slave. If a man happens to have a dark complexion, it is prima facie evidence that he is guilty of the crime If, through ignorance, want of friends, or other causes, he fails of producing such proof [of his freedom], he of course, is thrown.

Across the Mississippi River, at Alton, Illinois, Lovejoy set up a new press and renewed his attacks on slavery. Businessmen in Alton, under pressure from those in St. Louis, again threw Lovejoy’s press into the river. In the fall ofLovejoy angered local pro-slavery forces when he co-founded the Illinois Anti-Slavery Society.

Introduction; Confronting the National Debt: It is proposed in this little book to give a plain and unvarnished account of some scenes and adventures in the life of a woman who, though one of earth’s lowly ones, and of dark-hued skin, has shown an amount of heroism in her character rarely possessed by those of any station in life.

The result is a new book, "Bondage in Egypt: Slavery in Southern Illinois," published by the Center for Regional History at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. While Illinois’ black codes didn’t directly relate to slavery, they communicated its citizens’ main message to African-Americans: “Stay away.” They also affected runaway slaves who traveled to Illinois, which many did when escaping to freedom in Canada via Illinois’ active Underground Railroad.

In a three-hour speech in Peoria, Illinois, in the fall ofLincoln presented more clearly than ever his moral, legal and economic opposition to slavery—and then admitted he didn’t know. Page - Our cause, then, must be intrusted to and conducted by its own undoubted friends — those whose hands are free, whose hearts are in the work, who do care for the result.

Two years ago the Republicans of the nation mustered over thirteen hundred thousand strong. We did this under the single impulse of resistance to a common danger, with every external circumstance against us.

Slavery is the crucible from which these claims were formed, but black reparations encompass even wider and more far-reaching harms. the opening portion of the proposed. While Illinois’ black codes didn’t directly relate to slavery, they communicated its citizens’ main message to African-Americans: “Stay away.” They also affected runaway slaves who traveled to Illinois, which many did when escaping to freedom in Canada via Illinois’ active Underground Railroad.

The Illinois' Constitution of banned slavery, section 16 of its Declaration of Rights specifying, "There shall be neither slavery nor involuntary servitude in the State, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted.".

During Reconstruction, three amendments to the Constitution were made in an effort to establish equality for black Americans. The Thirteenth Amendment, adopted inabolishes slavery or. The Emancipation Proclamation and Thirteenth Amendment brought about by the Civil War were important milestones in the long process of ending legal slavery in the United States.

This essay describes the development of those documents through various drafts by Lincoln and others and shows both the evolution of Abraham Lincoln’s thinking and his efforts to operate within the constitutional. The Fourteenth Amendment, adopted indefines all people born in the United States as citizens, requires due process of law, and requires equal protection to all people.

All that I shall do will be to begin at the beginning and endeavor to present in chronological order, and in as concise a manner as possible the historical facts relating to the establishment of slavery in both the Territory and State of Illinois, and the efforts to perpetuate the curse upon our soil.[S]he permitted non-resident slave-owners to hire their slaves to citizens of Illinois for a period of twelve months, yet not give the slave his freedom; and justified her act with the excuse that laborers were wanted to erect mills and open up the country, and that salt could not be profitably manufactured by white men.[3].At the time of the American Revolution, Jefferson was actively involved in legislation that he hoped would result in slavery’s abolition.5 Inhe drafted a Virginia law that prohibited the importation of enslaved Africans.6 Inhe proposed an ordinance that would ban slavery in the Northwest territories.7 But Jefferson always.