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Speech Upon Abolishing Slavery in the District of Columbia printed in "The Bradford Argus", April 17, 1862
- Speech Upon Abolishing Slavery in the District of Columbia printed in "The Bradford Argus"
- April 17, 1862
- 0.04 linear feet, (1 oversized folder)
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- A copy of "The Bradford Argus" (Vol. 10 No. 46) from April 17, 1862 featuring a pro-abolishion speech by Pennsylvania State Senate member George Landon.
University of Puget Sound, Archives & Special Collections
Collins Memorial Library
1500 N. Warner St.
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A copy of "The Bradford Argus" (Vol. 10 No. 46) from April 17, 1862. The entire front page of the newspaper contains an anti-slavery speech by Free Soil Republican Senator George Landon. The speech covers seven full columns.
Landon delivered his speech in the Pennsylvania Senate in reply to State Senator Hiester Clymer who accused Landon of stalling abolition in Washington D.C. by insisting that its citizens, and those of Maryland, give their assent.
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Senator James Landon (1816 - 1904) was an American politician and Reverend of the Methodist Episcopalean Church. He was born in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania and recived an education at Wesleyan University. Landon was a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate from 1860 - 1868 and was a member of the Republican Party.
Hiester Clymer (1827 – 1884) was an American politican; he was part of the Hiester family policial dynasty. Clymer was born in 1837 near Morgantown, Pennsylvania, he attended Princeton University where he studied law. Clymer was a member of the Democrat Party and served as a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate from 1861 to 1866, and later as a member of the U.S. House of Represenative from 1873 - 1881. After retiring from politics he served as the Vice President of the Union Trust Co. of Philadelphia and president of the Clymer Iron Co. until his death in 1884.
The Bradford Argus was a Republican newspaper that was printed weekly from 1836-1916.
"About the Bradford Argus. [Volume] (Towanda, Pa.) 1836-1916." Accessed September 27, 2022. https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84026501/.
"George Landon." Accessed September 27, 2022. https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/BiosHistory/MemBio.cfm?ID=4905&body=S.
"Hiester Clymer." Accessed September 27, 2022. https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/BiosHistory/MemBio.cfm?ID=4451&body=S.
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Speech Upon Abolishing Slavery in the District of Columbia printed in "The Bradford Argus", 1862. Mss.081. University of Puget Sound Archives & Special Collections, Collins Memorial Library. Tacoma, Washington.
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