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Newspaper Title

Illinios State Journal

Publication Date

3-18-1857

Publication Place

Springfield,Illinois

Event Topic

Dred Scott

Political Party

Republican

Region

free state

Quote

There is a party at Washington, evidently, which derives great comfort from this notable judgment; it is talked of as the new corner stone of slave expansion, something almost equal to a palladium of liberty.

Document Type

Article (Journal or Newsletter)

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[pointing finger] The New York Herald, in speaking of the resent decision of the Supreme Court in favor of Slavery expansion, says:

There is a party at Washington, evidently, which derives great comfort from this notable judgment; it is talked of as the new corner stone of slave expansion, something almost equal to a palladium of liberty. The judgment must stand or fall by its own strength and uprightness. but the Washington politicians who believe that it settles anything must be afflicted with very severe optalmia indeed. for while these venerable Judges are discoursing on the theoretical expansions of slavery North and West free labor is making a very tangible step into the heart of the strongest strongholds of slavery. chief Justice Taney lays out on paper an infinitude of Slave States and Territories; he makes all the States in a measure slave States; but while the old is thus diverting his slippered leisure, free carpenters and blacksmiths and farmers, with hoe, spade and plough, are invading Missouri, Kentucky, Delaware,Maryland and Virginia, and quietly elbowing the slaves further South. it will take a good many Supreme Courts to reverse a law of nature such as we here see in operation.

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Entered by Beatrice Burton. Proofed by James Cash

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There is a party at Washington, evidently, which derives great comfort from this notable judgment; it is talked of as the new corner stone of slave expansion, something almost equal to a palladium of liberty.