SPEECH OF JAMES H. HAMMOND, OF SOUTH CAROLINA, ON THE ADMISSION OF KANSAS, UNDER THE LECOMPTON CONSTITUTION. Delivered in the Senate of the United States, March 4, 1858. James H. HAMMOND.

SPEECH OF JAMES H. HAMMOND, OF SOUTH CAROLINA, ON THE ADMISSION OF KANSAS, UNDER THE LECOMPTON CONSTITUTION. Delivered in the Senate of the United States, March 4, 1858.

Washington, [DC]: Printed by Lemuel Towers, 1858. First edition. 8vo. 15pp. Disbound. Slip signed by Hammond exercising his free frank tipped to title. "The chief event of his senatorial career was his speech of March 4, 1858, in reply to Seward's boast that henceforth the North would rule the South as a conquered province. In this speech he advanced the theory that the slaves in the South, the wage- earners in the North, constituted 'the very mudsills of society,' and declared, 'You dare not make war on cotton-- No power on earth dares make war upon it. Cotton is king.' " [see his biography in DAB]. LCP/HSP Afro-Americana Catalogue 4542. Sabin 3010. Item #66186

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