Article Title

Mr. Brooks's Speech

Authors

Newspaper Title

Charleston Mercury

Publication Date

3-21-1854

Publication Place

Charleston,South Carolina

Event Topic

Nebraska Bill (Jan-May 1854)

Political Party

Democratic

Region

slave state

Quote

it places the claims of the bill to Southern support on the true ground of the equal constitutional rights of all the States in the Territories

Document Type

Article (Journal or Newsletter)

Full Text Transcription

We publish this morning the speech of the HON. PRESTON S. BROOKS on the Nebraska bill. It is characterised both by ability and dignity; and while it places the claims of the bill to Southern support on the true ground of the equal constitutional rights of all the States in the Territories, it carefully guards this claim from the consequences, which some have drawn, that the Territorial Governments, set up by Congress, have the sovereign character of States. MR. BROOKS'S vindication of the South, in regard to her practical influence on the prosperity and strength of the Confederacy, is as spirited as it is true.

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Entered by Ben Barnhill, Proofed by Ryan Burgess

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Mr. Brooks's Speech

it places the claims of the bill to Southern support on the true ground of the equal constitutional rights of all the States in the Territories