Mr. Cushing said: I hold in my hand several Petitions
on the subject of the slave interest in the District
of Columbia. One of them, I now present to the
House. Upon it, I ma...
Caleb Cushing served as U.S. attorney general from 1853 to 1857 in the administration of President Franklin Pierce. A distinguished public servant, Cushing was the first attorney general not to mainta...