Miner, Charles. Speech of Mr. Miner, of Pennsylvania, delivered in
     the House of Representatives, on Tuesday and Wednesday,
     January 6 and 7, 1829, on the subject of slavery and the slave
     trade in the District of Columbia. With notes. Washington,
     Printed by Gales & Seaton, 1829. 24p. M326.93D6.M66

Offered resolutions calling for the amendment of laws governing slavery and the slave trade and for the gradual abolition of slavery in D. C. To support these resolutions, Miner documents conditions of slavery and the practices of slave traders in and around D. C.

U. S. Congress. House. Committee on the District of Columbia. . . .Slavery--District of Columbia. January 29, 1829. Report. (20th Congress, 2nd Session. Ho/use/of Rep/resentative/s. Report no. 60) /Washington, Gales Seaton. 1829/12p. E445.D6U4 Toner Coll., Rare Bk. Coll.

Contains the D. C. Grand Jury communication calling for the cessation of the slave trade in D. C. and the D. C. Marshall's report concerning the practice of jailing slaves.  It also asserts that the laws recognizing slavery in the District are the same as those for Maryland and Virginia and that the property rights of owners must be recognized.

Dickson, John. Remarks of Mr. Dickson, of New York, on the
     presentation of several petitions for the abolition of slavery
     and the slave trade in the District of Columbia. Delivered in
     the House of Representatives of the United States, February 2,
     1835. Washington, Printed by Gales and Seaton, 1835/7p.
     AC901.M2, v. 14, no. 10. Rare Bk. Coll.

Discusses slavery in general and calls for action of antislavery petitions. Against slavery, he feels Congress cannot abolish it in the states.

Slade, William. Speech of Mr. Slade, of Vermont, on the subject of
     the abolition of slavery and the slave trade within the District of
     Columbia. Delivered in the House of Representatives,
     December 23, 1835. /Washington/ National Intelligence Office,
     1836/11p. E445.D6S7

Calls for the complete abolition in D. C., defends the right of petition, and discusses the various arguments put forth by other Congressmen.

 

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