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Dred Scott

AGITATION OF THE SLAVERY QUESTION.

Richmond Enquirer
Richmond,Virginia
3-17-1857
Democratic
if they would let us alone and leave slavery to the states, and to the same protection and privileges enjoyed by all other property under the Constitution, the agitation of the question would come to an end on the instant.
Dred Scott

Highly Important Decision.

Weekly North Carolina Standard
Raleigh,North Carolina
3-11-1857
Democratic
The Supreme Court of the United States, on Friday last, delivered through Chief Justice Taney its decision in the Dred Scott case, containing the following opinions:
Dred Scott

SUPREME COURT vs. THE ABOLITIONISTS.

Richmond Enquirer
Richmond,Virginia
3-13-1857
Democratic
Abolitionism must now unmask, and wage its warfare openly and above board against the government
Dred Scott

The Decision in the Dred Scott Case.

Louisville Journal
Louisville,Kentucky
3-16-1857
American
At a single blow it shatters and destroys the platform of the Republican party.
Dred Scott

The Decision in the Supreme Court.

Sun
Baltimore,Maryland
3-9-1857
American
The decision just made in the Dred Scott case, an obscure African, by the Supreme Court of the United States, is probably the most important that ever emanated from that highest tribunal of our country.
Dred Scott

The Decision of the Supreme Court in the Dred Scott Case.

Arkansas State Gazette and Democrat
Little Rock, Arkansas
4-4-1857
American
The Black Republican papers, with but few exceptions, so far as we have seen, are down upon the Supreme Court, for their decision in the Dred Scott case.
Dred Scott

The Decision of the Supreme Court.

Weekly North Carolina Standard
Raleigh,North Carolina
3-18-1857
Democratic
We publish to-day, at length, the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States, delivered by Chief Justice Taney, in the Dred Scott case.
Dred Scott

The Dred Scott Case and the Missouri Compromise

Natchez Daily Courier
Natchez,Mississippi
3-14-1857
American
This is a seeming blow at the doctrine of squatter sovereignty, but not quite as hard a one as we could wish the Court had given.
Dred Scott

THE DRED SCOTT CASE.

Richmond Enquirer
Richmond,Virginia
3-10-1857
Democratic
in contradistinction to and in repudiation of the diabolical doctrines inculcated by factionists and fanatics; and that too by a tribunal of jurists, as learned, impartial and unprejudiced as perhaps the world has ever seen.
Dred Scott

The Dred Scott Case.

Sun
Baltimore,Maryland
3-11-1857
American
we can but foresee that this decision will create, everywhere, a profound sensation
Dred Scott

The Dred Scott Decision.

Sun
Baltimore,Maryland
3-10-1857
American
the United States Supreme Court decides the unconstitutionality of the Missouri compromise act, and rules that a colored man cannot be a citizen of the United States
Dred Scott

The Dred Scott Decision: Its Legal and Political Consequences

New Orleans Daily Delta
New Orleans,Louisiana
3-19-1857
Democratic
The late formal decision of the Supreme Court in the Dred Scott case has been undergoing the most vigorous and untiring explanation and discussion in the New York journals, and no end of incomprehensible legal profundity is employed to mystify the few intelligible points of constitutionality and law contained in the decision.
Dred Scott

The Issue must be met.

Federal Union
Milledgeville, Georgia
3-31-1857
Democratic
The late decision of the Supreme Court of the United States, in the Dred Scott case, will bring the enemies of the South face to face with the Constitution of their country.
Dred Scott

The Millennium at Last.

Charleston Mercury
Charleston,South Carolina
3-27-1857
Democratic
we shall acquire, by the decision of the Supreme Court, not one right more than they granted to us before -- not one foot of slave territory more than we would have acquired without it.
Dred Scott

The Past and the Future.

Charleston Mercury
Charleston,South Carolina
3-17-1857
Democratic
slavery is guaranteed by the constitutional compact.
John Brown

A Caution.

Times-Picayune
New Orleans,Louisiana
10-9-1859
Democratic
These journals thus make themselves the agents, which abolitionism desires, for sending its tracts into the midst of the South, and, under professions of friendship, do the work of our deadliest foes.
John Brown

A Misnomer.

Daily Herald
Wilmington,North Carolina
10-26-1859
Opposition
'Twasno insurrection, and it is a libel upon the slave indesignating it as such.
John Brown

A Singular Enterprise.--

Frankfort Commonwealth
Frankfort,Kentucky
11-21-1859
Opposition
The greed of money-getting is not very particular in the way of accomplishing its purposes but the most singular instance we have lately heard of, is an effort to turn the execution of Ossawattomie Brown and his fellow conspirators to account, by getting up a monster excursion, from all parts of the country, of those who have a sufficiently morbid appetite for the horrible as to induce them to desire to be present.
John Brown

Brown's Foray.

Times-Picayune
New Orleans,Louisiana
11-8-1859
Democratic
Now that John Brown's foray upon Virginia is over and the surviving ringleaders are under doom for their crimes, the agitation which has greatly subsided at the South continues to grow and increase at the North.
John Brown

EXECUTION OF JOHN BROWN.

Semi-weekly Raleigh Register
Raleigh,North Carolina
12-3-1859
Opposition
In all the Noo England towns and villages, we may expect to hear that mock funerals have been celebrated, and all kinds of nonsensically lugubrious displays made.
John Brown

Execution of the Four Conspirators.

Semi-weekly Raleigh Register
Raleigh,North Carolina
12-21-1859
Opposition
It will bring to an immediate solution the question as to whether the Union can be preserved, and the right of the South to hold property in slaves be maintained.
John Brown

Forewarned, Forarmed.

Natchez Daily Courier
Natchez,Mississippi
11-18-1859
Opposition
Perhaps there never was a wilder or more foolish enterprise -- leaving entirely out of view the atrocity of the thing -- than that undertaken by Brown and his confederates at Harper's Ferry.
John Brown

Gerrit Smith's Insanity.

Times-Picayune
New Orleans,Louisiana
11-11-1859
Democratic
None of these are improbable effects of the Harper's Ferry events on a man of Gerrit Smith's temperament, history frailties and fanaticisms
John Brown

Gov. Wise and the Harper's Ferry Banditti.

Semi-weekly Raleigh Register
Raleigh,North Carolina
11-5-1859
Opposition
Is not the New York Times ashamed of itself?
John Brown

Military Aid to Virginia.

Charleston Mercury
Charleston,South Carolina
11-28-1859
Democratic
We are satisfied that every intelligent man in the South has been completely disgusted at the broad and pathetic farce that has been played off before the public about the hanging of that hoary villain, "OLD BROWN."
John Brown

Mr. Wendell Phillips

Charleston Mercury
Charleston,South Carolina
11-5-1859
Democratic
Avarice alone keeps them in association with us -- avarice gratified at our submission to their policy of plunder and [sic] aggrandisement.
John Brown

MURDER AND TREASON vs. PATRIOTISM.

Charleston Mercury
Charleston,South Carolina
11-4-1859
Democratic
the Tribune considers the act of Brown as the act of a patriot
John Brown

No False Issue.

Times-Picayune
New Orleans,Louisiana
11-3-1859
Democratic
Giddings and Smith would desire no better position -- for giving them a strength, beyond that which either can hope to possess as Abolitionists, within the free States -- than to be made the subject of a formal demand for transfer to Virginia
John Brown

No Pardon or Commutation of Sentence for Old Brown.

Semi-weekly Raleigh Register
Raleigh,North Carolina
11-9-1859
Opposition
The conduct of these Northern people presents a most extraordinary compound of villainy and impudence.
John Brown

No Title.

Frankfort Commonwealth
Frankfort,Kentucky
10-24-1859
Opposition
We are pleased to observe that the Northern press, without the distinction of party, express the most unqualified condemnation of the wicked and insane projects of Brown and his hairbrained associates.
John Brown

No Title.

Frankfort Commonwealth
Frankfort,Kentucky
10-28-1859
Opposition
[Pointing Finger] The Harper's Ferry affair continues to attract more attention than all other matters combined, and we therefore yield most of our space to the telegraphic reports of the examining trial of Brown an his confederates.
John Brown

No Title.

Frankfort Commonwealth
Frankfort,Kentucky
10-28-1859
Opposition
[Pointing Finger] The Richmond Enquirer is fearfully distressed lest Kentucky may be made the victim of a "descent" of the class of Abolitionists of whom Brown is a type, and lest, being at a greater distance from the forces of the Federal Government, the attempt at exciting a general insurrection among the slaves of this State may be successful before the assistance of the Federal troops can be obtained.
John Brown

No Title.

Frankfort Commonwealth
Frankfort,Kentucky
10-31-1859
Opposition
[Pointing Finger] The public are busy conjecturing whether or not Gov. Wise will demand from the Executives of Ohio and New York the bodies of Gerrit Smith, Giddings, and others, who may be implicated in the Harper's Ferry affair; and speculations are indulged as to what will be the course of those Governors, and as to the probable results of a refusal on their part to deliver up such citizens of their respective States as indictments may be found against by the Virginia authorities for aiding and abetting the recent act of invasion of that Commonwealth.
John Brown

No Title.

Frankfort Commonwealth
Frankfort,Kentucky
10-31-1859
Opposition
[Pointing Finger] We cannot but regard it as unfortunate that Judge Parker has seen proper to refuse the delay asked for by Brown, in order that he might procure his own counsel and not be compelled to rely upon the gentlemen furnished him by the Commonwealth.
John Brown

No Title.

Frankfort Commonwealth
Frankfort,Kentucky
11-11-1859
Opposition
[Pointing Finger] The following article from the Richmond Whig in the main expresses our own views so exactly that we adopt them.
John Brown

No Title.

Frankfort Commonwealth
Frankfort,Kentucky
12-17-1859
Opposition
[Pointing Finger] It is pleasing to observe the reaction which is rapidly taking place in Northern sentiment.
John Brown

No Title.

Times-Picayune
New Orleans,Louisiana
11-1-1859
Democratic
if this man should be caught, and made to suffer the penalties of his crimes, we suppose he would be elevated to the rank of a "martyr" in the calendar of Abolitionism, where Marat, Couthon, and Robespierre ought to stand.
John Brown

Pardon for John Brown.

Times-Picayune
New Orleans,Louisiana
11-16-1859
Democratic
Some such answer will Virginia give to the clamorous outcry that comes to her from the free States for mercy to John Brown.
John Brown

THE "IRREPRESSIBLE CONFLICT."

Republican Banner
Nashville,Tennessee
10-25-1859
Opposition
while we unhesitatingly condemn the Republican party for the part they have performed in this alarming tragedy, we should be untrue to ourselves and unfaithful to the public, were we to pass over in silence the conduct of a party nearer home.
John Brown

The Abolition Insurrection at Harper's Ferry -- The Irrepressible Conflict begun.

Federal Union
Milledgeville, Georgia
11-1-1859
Democratic
this was a regularly concocted, and premeditated attempt of Abolition Fanatics to overthrow the Government, and emancipate the slaves.
John Brown

The Democratic Party and Old Brown.

Charleston Mercury
Charleston,South Carolina
11-8-1859
Democratic
To weaken, subject and use the South, but not to lose her, is their policy.
John Brown

The Execution of Brown.

Semi-weekly Raleigh Register
Raleigh,North Carolina
12-9-1859
Opposition
Much very silly ridicule has been aimed at Gov. Wise
John Brown

The Harper's Ferry Affair.

Times-Picayune
New Orleans,Louisiana
10-25-1859
Democratic
The whole affair dwindles into utter insignificance as the literal facts are brought out from the uncertainty peculiar to the first demonstration.
John Brown

The Harper's Ferry Insurrection.

Charleston Mercury
Charleston,South Carolina
10-19-1859
Democratic
a concerted movement of abolitionists and their black victims in southern States
John Brown

The Harper's Ferry Insurrection.--

Arkansas State Gazette and Democrat
Little Rock, Arkansas
11-12-1859
Opposition
The great mass of the people, both in the North and the South, condemn Brown's treason, and rejoice to know that law and justice have been so promptly administered to him.
John Brown

The Harper's Ferry Invasion as Party Capital.

Richmond Enquirer
Richmond,Virginia
10-25-1859
Democratic
The vile clamor of party, the struggle of Republicanism for power, has given an impetus to the abolition zeal of old Brown and his comrades
John Brown

The Harper's Ferry Riot.

Republican Banner
Nashville,Tennessee
10-24-1859
Opposition
This attempt to excite an insurrection among the slaves is one of the natural results of the agitation of the slavery question
John Brown

THE HARPER'S FERRY RIOTS.

Republican Banner
Nashville,Tennessee
10-22-1859
Opposition
The causes of the riot, it is impossible now to determine.
John Brown

The Harper's Ferry Tragedy.

State Gazette
Austin,Texas
11-5-1859
Democratic
The bloody tragedy which we have endeavored to relate in our columns is at least some evidence of the influence of Black Republican agitation upon the masses of the Northern people.
John Brown

The Insurrection

Charleston Mercury
Charleston,South Carolina
10-21-1859
Democratic
It is a warning profoundly symptomatic of the future of the Union with our sectional enemies.
John Brown

The Insurrection at Harper's Ferry.

Frankfort Commonwealth
Frankfort,Kentucky
10-21-1859
Opposition
The details by Telegraph of the insurrection at Harper's Ferry take up so much space as to prevent their publication in our paper.
John Brown

The New York Elections and their Meaning.

Charleston Mercury
Charleston,South Carolina
11-24-1859
Democratic
there are men whose minds are so blindly and determinedly fixed on preserving the Union, at all events, that nothing, short of the very fires of insurrection at their own homes, and the abduction of their property when Black Republican policy shall come to its consummation in the last grand catastrophe, can wean from vain hopes of northern magnanimity, or wake from the delusive dreams of future peace.
John Brown

The Plan of Insurrection.

Charleston Mercury
Charleston,South Carolina
11-1-1859
Democratic
Although BROWN'S effort at an insurrection has been silly and abortive, the developments are rapidly showing that a wide-spread scheme was maturing at the North for insurrections throughout the South.
John Brown

The Rules of Ossawatamie.

State Gazette
Austin,Texas
12-3-1859
Democratic
no pull quote designated
John Brown

The True Lesson.

Times-Picayune
New Orleans,Louisiana
10-30-1859
Democratic
It is a very careless use of words to describe the Harper's Ferry outbreak as a "negro insurrection," or "slave insurrection," as is frequently done by presses
John Brown

Virginia and the Fate of the Invaders

Charleston Mercury
Charleston,South Carolina
11-14-1859
Democratic
A question of policy to avoid giving occasion for their wailings and denunciations for the doom of their unfortunate confreres, pioneering the way to universal emancipation at the South!
John Brown

Virginia.

Charleston Mercury
Charleston,South Carolina
11-28-1859
Democratic
No one in the South could have watched the course of the Virginia statesmen and public presses since her sad fall in 1852, without marking her steady drifting to an anti-Southern nationalism.
John Brown

What is "Kansas Work?"

Times-Picayune
New Orleans,Louisiana
10-29-1859
Democratic
viewed in its true light, how there can be any question that it forms a part, and an important part, of the criminal transaction
John Brown

What Shall the South Do?

Daily Herald
Wilmington,North Carolina
12-5-1859
Opposition
It is useless to disguise the fact, that the entireNorth and Northwest are hopelessly abolitionized.
John Brown

Where is the Responsibility?

Times-Picayune
New Orleans,Louisiana
10-25-1859
Democratic
Reports speak of discoveries of correspondence with noted abolitionists and proofs of concert with notorious men in the Northern and Western States.
Nebraska Bill (Jan-May 1854)

A CUNNING GAME!

Semi-weekly Raleigh Register
Raleigh,North Carolina
5-17-1854
Whig
Will the people of the old States, on whom this measure will fall most ruinously, suffer themselves to be humbugged by the basely cunning and false representations of the lackeys of the Administration?
Nebraska Bill (Jan-May 1854)

A Good Deal of Truth.

New-Orleans Bee
New Orleans,Louisiana
5-20-1854
Whig
There is a great deal of truth in the following article, which we extract from the New York Tribune, of the 14th inst., and right angry are we at being compelled to admit it.
Nebraska Bill (Jan-May 1854)

ABOLITION VICTORIES.

Semi-weekly Raleigh Register
Raleigh,North Carolina
4-15-1854
Whig
If their defeat is not on the ground of opposition to the Nebraska Bill, then it must be on the ground of opposition to the general course of the Administration!
Nebraska Bill (Jan-May 1854)

COOL -- VERY!

Semi-weekly Raleigh Register
Raleigh,North Carolina
3-22-1854
Whig
It is an attempt to prove the locofoco party the national party, and the Whig party a mere faction.
Nebraska Bill (Jan-May 1854)

Illiberal.

Federal Union
Milledgeville, Georgia
3-14-1854
Democratic
With such a showing as this, the Whig paper at the South, that raises its voice against Northern Democrats, should call up on the mountains and the rocks to fall on them and hide them forever from the gaze of honest and patriotic men.
Nebraska Bill (Jan-May 1854)

Meeting in New York.

Charleston Mercury
Charleston,South Carolina
2-4-1854
Democratic
we expect to see abolition attempting now to cloak its head under the mantle of good faith, and cry aloud for the maintenance of pledges, while it presses forward its own wicked objects.
Nebraska Bill (Jan-May 1854)

MESSRS. ROGERS AND PURYEAR.

Semi-weekly Raleigh Register
Raleigh,North Carolina
5-31-1854
Whig
by a sneaking and covert insinuation, it would leave the impression that they were co-operating with abolitionists!
Nebraska Bill (Jan-May 1854)

MESSRS. ROGERS AND PURYEAR.

Semi-weekly Raleigh Register
Raleigh,North Carolina
5-31-1854
Whig
Not only the balance of power broken down, between the slave and the free States, with a large preponderance in the Senate in favor of the latter, but that very section which is now held out as open to the slaveholder, by this very measure, filled up by a foreign population violently hostile to our interests!
Nebraska Bill (Jan-May 1854)

Mr. Brooks's Speech

Charleston Mercury
Charleston,South Carolina
3-21-1854
Democratic
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
Nebraska Bill (Jan-May 1854)

Mr. Harris' Speech.--

New-Orleans Bee
New Orleans,Louisiana
5-6-1854
Whig
The Washington correspondent of the New York Express says:
Nebraska Bill (Jan-May 1854)

Nebraska.

Charleston Mercury
Charleston,South Carolina
1-23-1854
Democratic
the North and the South ought to unite in sweeping it into the rubbish of extinct legislative anomalies
Nebraska Bill (Jan-May 1854)

Nebraska.

Charleston Mercury
Charleston,South Carolina
2-4-1854
Democratic
Senator DOUGLAS made a powerful speech in vindication of the Nebraska bill
Nebraska Bill (Jan-May 1854)

No Title.

Mississippian
Jackson,Mississippi
3-31-1854
Democratic
we have no fanatical women roving over the country and bringing reproach upon the community in which they live, by mingling in affairs which pertain to the sterner sex, we have no preachers who convert the sacred desk into an arena of sectional strife, and whose blasphemies make the very angels weep.
Nebraska Bill (Jan-May 1854)

No Title.

Semi-weekly Raleigh Register
Raleigh,North Carolina
3-8-1854
Whig
the locofoco party, in Convention assembled, gave their solemn sanction and recommendation to a measure which they must have believed, -- if what they had said was to be relied upon, -- surrendered the rights of the South
Nebraska Bill (Jan-May 1854)

No Title.

New-Orleans Bee
New Orleans,Louisiana
5-19-1854
Whig
"If a Democratic Member of Congress is led by his judgment and his conscience to vote for the bill, as we hope all Democrats will be led to do, and he returns to his constituents to encounter the clamor of Whigs and Abolitionists, together with disaffected men of his own party, no sensible man who understands and appreciates the character of the Executive, will believe that the President will allow such factious men to wield public patronage to overthrow any man at home who has given to the principles of the bill a cordial and conscientious support."
Nebraska Bill (Jan-May 1854)

No Title.

New-Orleans Bee
New Orleans,Louisiana
5-31-1854
Whig
The substitute adopted is the Senate (Nebraska) bill, without the Clayton amendment.
Nebraska Bill (Jan-May 1854)

Out of the Woods at Last.

Charleston Mercury
Charleston,South Carolina
5-29-1854
Democratic
We are glad to get rid of it.
Nebraska Bill (Jan-May 1854)

Parties -- will they be Sectional?

Federal Union
Milledgeville, Georgia
3-28-1854
Democratic
We have too much confidence in the magnanimity, good sense and prudence of many Northern Democratic Statesmen, to despair of National Parties at this time.
Nebraska Bill (Jan-May 1854)

Passage of the Nebraska Bill in the House.

Mississippian
Jackson,Mississippi
6-2-1854
Democratic
it achieves the great object of removing from Congressional interference the slavery question
Nebraska Bill (Jan-May 1854)

Passage of the Nebraska Bill.

Richmond Enquirer
Richmond,Virginia
5-26-1854
Democratic
It has not been our opinion that the South would gain any very decisive advantage by the passage of the Nebraska bill in its present shape
Nebraska Bill (Jan-May 1854)

Passage of the Nebraska Bill.

Arkansas State Gazette and Democrat
Little Rock, Arkansas
9-6-1854
Democratic
The final passage of the Nebraska bill, through the Senate, was publicly announced by the roaring cannon.
Nebraska Bill (Jan-May 1854)

REPEAL OF THE MISSOURI COMPROMISE.

Charleston Mercury
Charleston,South Carolina
2-3-1854
Democratic
distinctly and unequivocally in favor of repealing all the anti-slavery restrictions of the Missouri Compromise
Nebraska Bill (Jan-May 1854)

Rights of Minorities

Charleston Mercury
Charleston,South Carolina
5-27-1854
Democratic
As Mr. CALHOUN observed, governments were formed to protect minorities -- majorities can take care of themselves.
Nebraska Bill (Jan-May 1854)

Senator Douglas -- the Nebraska Bill.

Arkansas State Gazette and Democrat
Little Rock, Arkansas
2-3-1854
Democratic
It is predicted that this report and bill will re-open the slavery agitation, both North and South.
Nebraska Bill (Jan-May 1854)

Senator Douglas-- Squatter Sovereignty

Charleston Mercury
Charleston,South Carolina
2-14-1854
Democratic
So far therefore from these governments being empowered to exclude slavery, any action they may take upon the subject, would be a matter for discussion and decision, both by Congress and the Supreme Court of the United States.
Nebraska Bill (Jan-May 1854)

Senator Douglas.

Charleston Mercury
Charleston,South Carolina
2-6-1854
Democratic
We are able to do only imperfect justice to the speech of this distinguished Senator in defence of the territorial bill
Nebraska Bill (Jan-May 1854)

Slavery Agitation

Charleston Mercury
Charleston,South Carolina
6-3-1854
Democratic
the passage of the Nebraska Bill is the renewal of agitation of the subject of slavery, under circumstances, too, of unprecedented intensity and bitterness.
Nebraska Bill (Jan-May 1854)

Southern Sentiments and the Nebraska Humbug.

New-Orleans Bee
New Orleans,Louisiana
5-24-1854
Whig
We verily believe that if the struggle on the Nebraska bill could be continued two or three months longer, the real sentiment of the Southern people would become so unmistakably known that most of their representatives would drop the demagoguical abortion as a thing not fit to be touched.
Nebraska Bill (Jan-May 1854)

Speech of Judge Douglas on the Nebraska Bill.

Federal Union
Milledgeville, Georgia
2-14-1854
Democratic
We regret to learn that several whig papers at the South, such as the National Intelligencer, the Louisville Journal, and the New Orleans Bulletin are out in opposition to the Nebraska Bill.
Nebraska Bill (Jan-May 1854)

Squatter Sovereignty.

Federal Union
Milledgeville, Georgia
4-18-1854
Democratic
We see a disposition in some quarters of the Democratic party to discuss the question of Squatter Sovereignty as applied to the Nebraska Bill.
Nebraska Bill (Jan-May 1854)

The Clayton Amendment to the Nebraska Bill.--

New-Orleans Bee
New Orleans,Louisiana
6-1-1854
Whig
This important amendment, which was omitted by the House of Representatives, reads as follows:
Nebraska Bill (Jan-May 1854)

The Crisis in Congress -- Duty of the Majority

Richmond Enquirer
Richmond,Virginia
5-15-1854
Democratic
The principle of the power of the majority is essential to the authority of government, and should not be sacrificed to those technical rules which are ordained for the protection of the rights of a minority.
Nebraska Bill (Jan-May 1854)

The Duty of the South

Richmond Enquirer
Richmond,Virginia
2-16-1854
Democratic
On our side we have the whole power of the Federal government and the moral support of a sound public sentiment
Nebraska Bill (Jan-May 1854)

The Feeling in the South.

Richmond Enquirer
Richmond,Virginia
3-2-1854
Democratic
Northern journals betray a gross misrepresentation of the temper of the public mind of the South
Nebraska Bill (Jan-May 1854)

The Importance of the Early Passage of the Nebraska Bill.

Mississippian
Jackson,Mississippi
4-21-1854
Democratic
The condition on which the Democracy of the slave-holding States co-operate with their brethren of the North, is that of non-interference with the rights of slave-holding States, and opposition to Congressional legislation, which discriminates in any form against the property of one section of the Union
Nebraska Bill (Jan-May 1854)

The Nebraska and Kansas Bill.--

New-Orleans Bee
New Orleans,Louisiana
5-16-1854
Whig
Our Congressional news of to-day, although it occupies but little space owing to the rule of condensation that invariably prevails in this office, will be found extremely interesting and important.
Nebraska Bill (Jan-May 1854)

The Nebraska Bill Passed.

Federal Union
Milledgeville, Georgia
5-30-1854
Democratic
the South has learned that she has many friends at the North upon whom she may rely for justice in the hour of need.
Nebraska Bill (Jan-May 1854)

THE NEBRASKA BILL.

Semi-weekly Raleigh Register
Raleigh,North Carolina
2-22-1854
Whig
let the principle of non- intervention be presented in a distinct resolution, which shall fix the doctrine upon our statute book
Nebraska Bill (Jan-May 1854)

The Nebraska Bill.

New-Orleans Bee
New Orleans,Louisiana
5-25-1854
Whig
According to a telegraphic dispatch from Washington, which appeared in yesterday's Evening Picayune, the Nebraska bill, divested of the Clayton amendment, passed the House of Representatives, late on Tuesday evening, by a vote of 113 yeas to 100 nays.
Nebraska Bill (Jan-May 1854)

The Nebraska Question

Richmond Enquirer
Richmond,Virginia
1-25-1854
Democratic
The union of the Democracy on this proposition will dissipate forever the charges of free soil sympathies so recklessly and pertinaciously urged against the administration by our Whig opponents
Nebraska Bill (Jan-May 1854)

THE NEBRASKA QUESTION.

Semi-weekly Raleigh Register
Raleigh,North Carolina
2-1-1854
Whig
we confess that we somewhat doubt the utility of disturbing the Missouri Compromise
Nebraska Bill (Jan-May 1854)

The South and the New York Factions.

Charleston Mercury
Charleston,South Carolina
1-26-1854
Democratic
It is perhaps, well for the South that parties at the North stand thus committed
Nebraska Bill (Jan-May 1854)

Thos. H. Benton and the Extension of Slavery.--

New-Orleans Bee
New Orleans,Louisiana
5-29-1854
Whig
To those who, through ignorance or obstinacy, still insist that the passage of the Nebraska bill will extend slavery, we commend the following remarks from the late speech of Col. Benton in Congress:
Nebraska Bill (Jan-May 1854)

What is Nebraska?

Charleston Mercury
Charleston,South Carolina
2-8-1854
Democratic
But the position of the Abolitionists on this question is not only treacherous, but it makes also the legislation of the country absurdly inconsistent.
Nebraska Bill (Jan-May 1854)

What is the Nebraska Bill?

Charleston Mercury
Charleston,South Carolina
3-23-1854
Democratic
Whether time and consultation, and the various influences that work on the minds of Members of Congress, will increase the number of supporters of the bill, remains to be seen.
Nebraska Bill (Jan-May 1854)

WHIG OPPOSITION TO THE NEBRASKA BILL.

Richmond Enquirer
Richmond,Virginia
2-7-1854
Democratic
we apprehend before the struggle is over, the majority of the active and aspiring Whigs of the South will be found in opposition to the repeal of the Missouri restriction.
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A New Era.

Charleston Mercury
Charleston,South Carolina
5-29-1856
Democratic
Was the like of this ever before published in a newspaper in South Carolina?
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Brooks and Sumner.

Mobile Daily Register
Mobile, Alabama
6-6-1856
Democratic
Greeley and his crowd are sharply ridiculous in their remarks, and their attempt to make political capital out of it, is so palpable, as to destroy, in a great measure, the effect of the venom they spit forth.
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BROOKS AND SUMNER.

Carolina Spartan
Spartanburg,South Carolina
5-29-1856
Democratic
Few in South Carolina will withhold applause from Col. Brooks for his castigation of a man who to a foul tongue adds the crime of perjury.
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CAPT. BROOKS' CASTIGATION OF SENATOR SUMNER.

Edgefield Advertiser
Edgefield,South Carolina
5-28-1856
Democratic
we have borne insult long enough, and now let the conflict come if it must.
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COL. BROOKS AND SUMNER

Yorkville Enquirer
Yorkville,South Carolina
5-29-1856
Democratic
If ever a high-minded man can be justified in promptly resenting insult and injury, surely Col. Brooks will receive from the people of his own State, at least, the mead of a most cordial approval.
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Congress and the Sumner Assault.

Sun
Baltimore,Maryland
5-28-1856
American
Let the root of the evil be aimed at, by a prompt and determined "call to order" immediately on the first digression from the proper parliamentary discourse, and we may then escape any more such scenes as disgrace the body and tend to provoke violence.
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Exciting Debate in the Senate -- Senator Sumner Whipped!

Weekly North Carolina Standard
Raleigh,North Carolina
5-28-1856
Democratic
It was a speech full of abuse of his brother Senators -- full of the vilest and most dangerous appeals against the domestic institutions of the South, and calculated only to increase the strife between the two sections and lead to disunion and civil war.
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LIBERTY OF SPEECH, OF THE PRESS, AND FREEDOM OF RELIGION.

Richmond Enquirer
Richmond,Virginia
6-3-1856
Democratic
A community of Abolitionists could only be governed by a penitentiary system. They are as unfit for liberty as maniacs, criminals, or wild beasts.
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Messrs. Brooks and Sumner.

Sun
Baltimore,Maryland
5-15-1856
American
These two gentlemen have all at once become prominent characters and objects of public sympathy in their respective sections of country.
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Messrs. Sumner and Brooks.

Republican Banner
Nashville,Tennessee
5-27-1856
American
His assault upon Mr. S., a member of the Senate, upon the floor of the Senate, was a great outrage upon that body, and cannot be justified or excused.
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More of It.

Sun
Baltimore,Maryland
6-9-1856
American
Senator Wilson, in a speech at Worcester said, that when he and others were conveying Mr. Sumner to his lodgings, Mr. S. remarked: "I shall give it to them again if God spares my life.
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MOST RIDICULOUS.

Republican Banner
Nashville,Tennessee
6-6-1856
American
We copy the following from the Charleston Mercury:
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Mr. Brooks's Letter to the Senate

Charleston Mercury
Charleston,South Carolina
6-6-1856
Democratic
We copy below the letter of Mr. BROOKS, addressed to the President of the Senate
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Louisville Journal
Louisville,Kentucky
5-28-1856
American
It is monstrous that a member of the House of Representatives should beat a Senator upon the floor of the Senate for a speech made in the Senate
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Louisville Journal
Louisville,Kentucky
6-5-1856
American
The course of a portion of the Southern press is no less reprehensible in applauding the brutal and deadly assault of Brooks upon the person of a United States Senator upon the floor of the Senate chamber.
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Semi-weekly Raleigh Register
Raleigh,North Carolina
6-6-1856
American
in censuring the attack, let not the cause be forgotten
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Daily Herald
Wilmington,North Carolina
5-26-1856
American
he has yet given a good handle for the Northern people to seize, in denunciation of his course, and deprived the South of the opportunity of justification
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Charleston Mercury
Charleston,South Carolina
5-28-1856
Democratic
SUMNER was well and elegantly whipped, and he richly deserved it.
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No Title.

Republican Banner
Nashville,Tennessee
6-4-1856
American
They speak of Sumner as a martyr to the Freesoil sentiment of the North.
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Possuming.

Richmond Daily Whig
Richmond,Virginia
5-31-1856
American
the Abolition wretch, with his Abolition physicians as accomplices in the trick, is playing possum.
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Public Approval of Mr. Brooks.

South Carolinian
Columbia,South Carolina
5-27-1856
Democratic
Meetings of approval and sanction will be held, not only in Mr. Brooks' district, but throughout the State at large, and a general and hearty response of approval will re-echo the words, "Welldone," from Washington to the Rio Grande.
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RESIGNATION OF BROOKS AND KEITT.

Carolina Spartan
Spartanburg,South Carolina
7-24-1856
Democratic
These gallant gentlemen have done nothing justifying the action of the House, and their constituents will send them back strengthened to battle with the hosts of Black Republicanism
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Sumner and Brooks --

Louisville Journal
Louisville,Kentucky
5-24-1856
American
A pitched battle has long been raging between the champions of those two States, and generally the harshest and most offensive language has come from the South Carolinians
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SUMNER CANED BY COL. BROOKS

Patriot and Mountaineer
Greenville,South Carolina
5-29-1856
Democratic
he was abusive of Judge BUTLER and Judge DOUGLAS, and denounced all slaveholders as criminals!
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The Assault in the Senate.

Sun
Baltimore,Maryland
5-24-1856
American
It is seldom, perhaps, that a more general feeling of disapprobation has been felt and expressed in regard to a circumstance of the kind, than is called forth on all hands by the outrage and descration commited by the Hon. Mr. Brooks, of S. C., in his recent assault upon Senator Sumner, in the Senate Chamber, on Thursday last.
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The Assault on Hon. W. T. Butler.

State Gazette
Austin,Texas
6-14-1856
Democratic
The most serious offence committed in the American Senate, and one which must be promptly rebuked, is the slanderous and dastardly attack upon the South and one of her proudest patriots, by Sumner, the abolitionist leader in the Senate.
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The Brooks and Sumner difficulty.

Federal Union
Milledgeville, Georgia
6-3-1856
Democratic
We believe there are some kinds of slander and abuse, for the perpetration of which, no office or station should protect a man from deserved punishment.
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THE BROOKS MEETING.

Laurensville Herald
Laurensville,South Carolina
6-6-1859
Democratic
The first has been struck, which will be felt keener and longer than all the arguments and warnings ever used in Congress by Southern members
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The Expulsion of Brooks.

Richmond Daily Whig
Richmond,Virginia
6-7-1859
American
A member of Congress may say what he pleases in his place; but if he publishes his speech, he becomes amenable to the law of libel or the cudgel
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THE FRACAS IN THE SENATE.

Carolina Spartan
Spartanburg,South Carolina
6-5-1856
Democratic
Intense excitement continues at the North, and the negro worshippers are forging capital from the original occurrence.
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The Privileges of the Senate

Charleston Mercury
Charleston,South Carolina
6-9-1856
Democratic
Precedent is the mask which tyranny wears when it strikes its deadliest blows.
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The Progress of the Revolution.

Richmond Daily Whig
Richmond,Virginia
6-4-1859
American
To speak of feeling an insult as a wound would be to them an unintelligible jargon.
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The Right View of the Subject

Charleston Mercury
Charleston,South Carolina
5-30-1856
Democratic
The South certainly has become generally convinced that it is by hard blows, and not by loud blustering and insulting denunciation, that the sectional quarrel is to be settled.
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The Sumner Assault

Sun
Baltimore,Maryland
6-3-1856
American
Mr. Brooks, of S. C., has been burned in effigy at Cambridge, Mass..
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THE WASHINGTON DIFFICULTY.

Laurensville Herald
Laurensville,South Carolina
5-30-1859
Democratic
we can only give our most hearty indorsement of the conduct of Mr. Brooks
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Violence in the Senate Chamber.

Sun
Baltimore,Maryland
5-23-1856
American
Scarcely a session of Congress passes in which the public ear is not abused with violence of some sort in one or other of the houses of Congress, or among the members elsewhere.