Kansas: Or, Squatter Life and Border Warfare in the Far West

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G. Routledge & Company, 1857 - Biography & Autobiography - 295 pages

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Page 200 - The whole commerce between master and slave is a perpetual exercise of the most boisterous passions, the most unremitting despotism on the one part, and degrading submissions on the other.
Page 200 - The parent storms, the child looks on, catches the lineaments of wrath, puts on the same airs in the circle of smaller slaves, gives a loose to the worst of passions, and thus nursed, educated, and daily exercised in tyranny, cannot but be stamped by it with odious peculiarities. The man must be a prodigy who can retain his manners and morals undepraved by such circumstances.
Page 74 - To those who have qualms of conscience as to violating laws, State or National, the time has come when such impositions must be disregarded, as your rights and property are in danger; and I advise you, one and all, to enter every election district in Kansas, in defiance of Reeder and his vile myrmidons, and vote at the point of the bowie-knife and revolver. Neither give nor take quarter, as our cause demands it. It is enough that the slaveholding interest wills it, from which there is no appeal.
Page 67 - Sec. 12. If any free person, by speaking or by writing, assert or maintain that persons have not the right to hold slaves in this Territory...
Page 80 - ... at the first election, and shall be eligible to any office within the said territory; but the qualifications of voters...
Page 2 - ... of the Territory. Whatever irregularities may have occurred in the elections, it seems too late now to raise that question. At all events it is a question as to which neither now, nor at any previous time, has the least possible legal authority been possessed by the President of the United States. For all present purposes the legislative body, thus constituted and elected, was the legitimate assembly of the Territory.
Page 67 - ... this territory, any book, paper, magazine, pamphlet or circular, containing any denial of the right of persons to hold slaves in this territory, such person shall be deemed guilty of felony, and punished by imprisonment at hard labor for a term of not less than two years.
Page 23 - Pro-slavery men, law and order men, strike for your altars! strike for your firesides! strike for your rights ! sound the bugle of war over the length and breadth of the land, and leave not an abolitionist in the territory to relate their treacherous and contaminating deeds. Strike your piercing rifle-balls and your glittering steel to their black and poisonous hearts ! Let the war-cry never cease in Kansas again, until our territory is wrested of the last vestige of abolitionism.
Page 259 - Let future emissaries from the North beware.' ' Our hemp crop is sufficient to reward all such scoundrels.
Page 90 - That we will afford protection to no abolitionist as a settler of this territory." " That we recognize the institution of slavery as already existing In this territory, and advise slaveholders to introduce their property as early aa possible.

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