St Lawrence County Historical Association

petition

Anti-slavery Petition

The petition reads:

To the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States:

The undersigned, [Inhabitants] of [St Lawrence Co] in the State of [New York —] Respectfully pray your honorable body, not to admit any New State to this Union, whose Consitution tolerates domestic slavery; and promptly to reject all proposals for the annexation of TEXAS to this Union, from whatever source they may come.

We also pray your honorable body that this petition may be referred to a select committee, before whom the undersigned may be heard, personally or by counsel.

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