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Letter of U.S. Senator P. Mellen, Washington, to Samuel A. Bradley, Fryeburgh, Maine, February 2, 1820

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Identifier: D01693

Title: Letter of U.S. Senator P. Mellen, Washington, to Samuel A. Bradley, Fryeburgh, Maine, February 2, 1820

Description: Briefly discusses the Missouri Compromise, stating in part, "Here we are. Maine and Missouri are all the rage. We have taken the question as to slavery in Missouri, and the vote was yesterday. For interdicting slavery - 16. Against it - 27. We are now battling the watch as to the question whether the Senate will sanction the junction of the subjects in one bill by agreeing to the committee's amendment. I am afraid they will."

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States

Dates: 1820-02-02

Type(s): Letter

Maker/Creator: Mellen, Prentiss

Subjects: Missouri compromise
Slavery
Politics and government

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