Article Title

Squatter Sovereignty.

Authors

Newspaper Title

Federal Union

Publication Date

4-18-1854

Publication Place

Milledgeville, Georgia

Event Topic

Nebraska Bill (Jan-May 1854)

Political Party

Democratic

Region

slave state

Quote

We see a disposition in some quarters of the Democratic party to discuss the question of Squatter Sovereignty as applied to the Nebraska Bill.

Document Type

Article (Journal or Newsletter)

Full Text Transcription

We see a disposition in some quarters of the Democratic party to discuss the question of Squatter Sovereignty as applied to the Nebraska Bill. We see no use in raising the issue at this time. It can do no good, while it may occasion much evil to the Democratic party. Some profess to support the Nebraska Bill because the doctrine of Squatter Sovereignty is embodied in it, others support it because the doctrine is not admitted in the bill. If the bill is a good one and suits all parties, why should we quarrel about a provision which is both admitted and denied --- why peril the bill by an unnecessary dispute as to some supposed admission or denial of a doctrine? We depreciate all discussion at present, as useless and provocative of controversies that can only end in hurt. As for ourselves, we are prepared, whenever the issue arises, to maintain our position, as we have always heretofore; that is against the Squatter Sovereignty doctrine, giving to our Democratic brethren who may differ with us, the right to whatever opinion they prefer on the subject, and the use of our columns for expressing the same.

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Entered by Lloyd Benson.

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Squatter Sovereignty.

We see a disposition in some quarters of the Democratic party to discuss the question of Squatter Sovereignty as applied to the Nebraska Bill.