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Omission of Congress to provide the newly annexed territories of California and New Mexico with territorial governments; evils of slavery

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This August 1849 letter, signed by twenty-one abolitionists, in which they wrote concerning the Southern States refusal to provide New Mexico and California with the advantages and protection of civil government. The authors detailed the sequence of events leading up to the annexation of New Mexico and California and the efforts to ensure that the new territories would permit the ownership of slaves. The letter discusses the morality of slavery.

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Internet Archives

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Language

English

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Arts and Humanities | Education | Law | Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Paper

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Document

1849 - Address to the Inhabitants of New Mexico and California on the Omission by Congress to Provide them with Territorial Goverments and on the Social and Political Evils of Slavery

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