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
Item Number: 882
Call Number: Thomas Ewing, Jr., Coll. No. 341, Letter Press Book No. 3
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 882
Collections - Manuscript - Ewing, Thomas, Jr.
Date - 1854-1860 - 1859
Government and Politics - Federal Government - Congress
Government and Politics - Federal Government - Constitution
Government and Politics - Reform and Protest - Antislavery
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Manuscript
People - African Americans - Slavery
Thematic Time Period - Bleeding Kansas, 1854 - 1861
Type of Material - Unpublished documents