Archive - July 2014


"My first impulse would be to free all the slaves, and send them to Liberia,–to their own native land".

Speech on the Kansas Nebraska Act at Peoria, Illinois, 1854

October 16, 1854 “… Preceding the Presidential election of 1852, each of the great political parties, Democrats and Whigs, met in convention, and adopted resolutions endorsing the compromise of ’50; as a ‘finality’ a final settlement, so...

The Second Confiscation Act – 1862

CHAP. CXCV.–An Act to suppress Insurrection, to punish Treason and Rebellion, to seize and confiscate the Property of Rebels, and for other Purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in...