Speech of Horace Mann, of Massachusetts in the House of Representatives, Feb 28, 1849, on Slavery in the U.S. and the Slave Trade in the District of Columbia.


“Opposes bill proposing abolition, not of slavery, but of the slave trade, in the District of Columbia; ‘slavery ought not to exist in fact and does not exist in law’ in this district; stresses the moral as well as the economic harm of slavery.” —Selective and Critical Bibliography of Horace Mann

Horace Mann (1796-1854), attorney, state senator, reformer of education. Mann served as an anti-slavery Whig in Congress from 1848-1853. Slavery persisted as legal in the District of Columbia until it was abolished in April 16, 1862, when President Abraham Lincoln signed into law an act abolishing it. (12 Stat. 376)


Description: Speech of Horace Mann, of Massachusetts in the House of Representatives, Feb 28, 1849, on Slavery in the U.S. and the Slave Trade in the District of Columbia.

Boston: Published by Wm. B. Fowle, [1849]. First edition. [14]pp., in double-columns. A fresh as-issued copy, unopened and uncut; Fine.

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