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Speech of Mr. Tucker
Original Author: George Tucker
Created: 1820
Medium: Printed page

Speech of Mr. Tucker, of Virginia, on the Restriction of Slavery in Missouri

This is the first page of a printed account of a speech delivered by George Tucker in the U.S. House of Representatives on February 25, 1820, during debate over the Missouri Compromise. Tucker, a congressman from Virginia, argued that restricting slavery in Missouri would threaten "not only the peace and welfare of Virginia, in common with all the slave-holding states, but, their very political existence."

Citation: Speech of Mr. Tucker, of Virginia, on the Restriction of Slavery in Missouri. E373.T89 1820. Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.

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