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This comes from the Thomas Ewing letter press book no. 3, which began with an alphabetical name index to the letters that follow, but the first document therein was a statement dated April 9, 1859, composed of three principles regarding the U.S. Constitution, governance, and slavery in the territories: "1st. We hold that the constitution of the U. States does not carry slavery into the Territories . . ." The second and third points asserted the rights of the people of the territories to govern themselves.

Date: April 9, 1859

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Item Number: 882
Call Number: Thomas Ewing, Jr., Coll. No. 341, Letter Press Book No. 3
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 882

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