Abraham Lincoln, a History — Volume 02 eBook

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2.  By John Cochrane, of New York:  Divide the Territories on the line of 36 30’, prohibiting slavery north and permitting it south.  No prohibition of inter-State slave trade.  Unrestricted right of transit and sojourn with slaves in free States.  Personal liberty laws to be null and void.

3.  By Garnett B. Adrain, of New Jersey:  Non-intervention by Congress.  Repeal of personal liberty laws.  Fraternity, conciliation, and compromise.

4.  By Edward Joy Morris, of Pennsylvania:  To investigate personal liberty laws, and suggest amendments to fugitive-slave law.

5.  By James A. Stewart, of Maryland:  Investigation to secure constitutional rights of States in the Union.  If this be impracticable, to investigate best mode of separation.

6.  By Shelton F. Leake, of Virginia:  No constitutional power to abolish slavery or slave-trade in the States, Territories, or District of Columbia.  Protection to slavery in Territories, and in transit through or sojourn in free-States.  Fugitive slaves lost through State legislation, or by act of State authorities, to be paid for.

7.  By William Smith, of Virginia:  Declare out of the Union every State which shall by her legislation aim to nullify an act of Congress.

8.  By Samuel S. Cox, of Ohio:  Punishment of executives, judges, attorney-general, or other officers who obstruct the execution of the fugitive-slave law.

9.  By John Hutchins, of Ohio:  Laws against kidnaping, lynching, or unreasonable search or seizure.

10.  By John Sherman, of Ohio:  Laws to enforce all obligations imposed by the Constitution.  Division of all Territory into States, and their prompt admission into the Union.

11.  By John A. Bingham, of Ohio:  Laws to suppress rebellion, to protect United States property against unlawful seizure and citizens against unlawful violence.

12.  By Robert Mallory, of Kentucky:  Prohibit slavery north and protect it south of the line of 30 36’.  Admit States with or without slavery.  No prohibition or abolition of the inter-State slave trade or slavery in the District of Columbia, or in arsenals, dockyards, etc., of the United States.

13.  By John W. Stevenson, of Kentucky:  Declare resistance to fugitive-slave law, or rescue of slaves from custody of officers, felony.

14.  By William H. English, of Indiana:  Divide Territories.  Congress shall not impair right of property in slaves.  Double compensation from cities, counties, or townships for slaves rescued by mob violence or State legislation.

15.  By David Kilgore, of Indiana:  Trial by jury and writ of error under fugitive-slave law.  Criminal prosecution against forcible hindrance or rescue of fugitives.  Payment by the United States for fugitives rescued by force.

16.  By William S. Holman, of Indiana:  The Constitution is a compact of mutual and permanent obligation.  No right of secession.  Laws should be enforced in good faith and with temperate firmness.  Ample legal provision against any attempt to nullify the laws.

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