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Peckham, writing from New York City, described the strong anti-slavery feelings that had emerged among many Northerners in the wake of the March 6, 1857, Supreme Court decision in the Dred Scott case in which it was ruled that Congress had no authority to prohibit slavery in federal territories (such as the Kansas Territory).

Creator: Peckham, James
Date: March 20, 1857

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Item Number: 90305
Call Number: Henry Miles Moore Coll. #450 Box 1 Folder 3
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 90305

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