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    1858 Debate on "Admission of the State of Kansas" March 12, 1858, "Admission of the State of Kansas," a speech by Hon. R. M. T. Hunter of Virginia. Choice very fine. Sixteen page pamphlet, 9" x 5.75". This speech was delivered in the Senate of the United States. Senator Robert M. T. Hunter refers to John Bull: "One drop of that venom may corrupt the blood which has flown through royal veins for centuries, and distemper the brain on whose proper balance the power and the peace of an empire may depend." Hunter spoke in support of adopting Kansas into statehood under its pro-slavery Lecompton Constitution, adopted in 1857. Hunter believed that "white men should have the continent, not as equals of the Indians or the negros, but as their masters." Kansas was not admitted to the Union as a slave state. Kansas voters rejected the Lecompton Constitution in August 1858, and later in 1861 Kansas was admitted as a free state. A few pages are separated, otherwise, this piece is in great original condition. "

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