Article Title

Let the People Rule.

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Newspaper Title

New-Haven Daily Register

Publication Date

2-4-1854

Publication Place

New Haven, Connecticut

Event Topic

Nebraska Bill (Jan-May 1854)

Political Party

Democratic

Region

free state

Quote

And it is this same principle, so eloquently advanced by Clay and Webster and the Democratic statesmen who went with them in that movement, that is incorporated in the new bill for Nebraska

Document Type

Article (Journal or Newsletter)

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The Courier says that the Compromise measures of 1850, did not supersede the Missouri Compromise of 1820, because one of the acts of '50, says that nothing in it contained shall be construed to impair or qualify the third article of the act of 1845, for the admission of Texas into the Union; and this act of 1845 provided that the Texas country might be divided into four States, part free, and part slave, according to the Missouri line extended, It is evident, however, that the act of 1850, in this part of it, could only have reference to the number of States to be carved out of Texas; for it at the same time provided, that a large slice of the free part of Texas should be added to New Mexico, and that New Mexico might come into the Union with slaves, or be free, just as the people should determine for themselves. This slice was larger in extent than Massachusetts and Connecticut, and Congress had, by former legislation, prohibited slavery in any new State to be made out of it, except for crime. But notwithstanding this former prohibition, Mr. Clay and the Compromise men of 1850, took it from the north side of the Missouri line, (the free side,) and annexed it to New Mexico, where it might be free or not, just as the people should themselves decide the matter. It was brought within the pale of the Compromise principles of1850, which was, Let the People Rule. This principle, the patriotic men who went for the Compromise of 1850, put in the place of a Geographical line - the latter, the line, was superceded by the former, the principle. And it is this same principle, so eloquently advanced by Clay and Webster and the Democratic statesmen who went with them in that movement, that is incorporated in the new bill for Nebraska, now before Congress.

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Let the People Rule.

And it is this same principle, so eloquently advanced by Clay and Webster and the Democratic statesmen who went with them in that movement, that is incorporated in the new bill for Nebraska