• The foregoing history may not be precisely accurate in every particular; but I am sure it is sufficiently so, for all the uses I shall attempt to make of it, and in it, we have before us,
    the chief material enabling us to correctly judge whether the repeal of the Missouri Compromise is right or wrong.

    Address on the Repeal of the Missouri Compromise, delivered 16 October 1854, Peoria, Illinois
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