RELATIONS OF STATES. SPEECH OF THE HON. JEFFERSON DAVIS, OF MISSISSIPPI, DELIVERED IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES, MAY 7TH, 1860, ON THE RESOLUTIONS SUBMITTED BY HIM ON 1ST OF MARCH, 1860.

Baltimore: John Murphy & Co. 1860. 15, [1 blank] pp, disbound. Spotted, about Good+.

Davis's resolutions, in support of which he speaks, guaranteed a split in the National Democratic Party and the loss of the presidency in Indeed, some believed that precisely that had been Davis's purpose, as part of a plan to disrupt the Union. His resolutions insist that the Union is a compact of States, that the national government has no power to prefer the institutions of one State over those of another, and must protect slavery in the Territories until the inhabitants determine their State Constitutions as members of the Union. Sabin 18836. LCP 2951. Item #23353

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