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Joint Special Comm. on Slavery. Resolves concerning the right to petition, 1840
House No. 45 On March 6, 1840, the Joint Special Committee on Slavery responded to a Congressional Resolution and a petition from Nantucket
residents by presenting: Resolves concerning the denial by the United States House of Representatives of the right of petition, 1840. The Resolution of the
House refusing to hear any petitions whatever on abolishing slavery was a gross violation of the Constitution. Resolved: Massachusetts demanded its
immediate repeal. Resolved: Any portion of the country could petition on whatever topic and receive a respectful hearing. Resolved: the Senate had
also behaved badly. Resolved: Any institution that could not bear investigation was corrupt and dangerous. Resolved: Refusal to hear petitions
exacerbated the situation. (Digitized from a microfilm copy of title originally held by the Massachusetts State Library).
Title:   The joint special committee on slavery, to whom were referred an order of Feb. 6, 1840, instructing them to consider what action, if any, it is expedient for this Legislature to take in relation to the resolution adopted by the House of Representatives in Congress, as one of its standing rules, on the 28th of January, 1840, and also the petition of E.W. Gardner and sixty others, of Nantucket, praying the Legislature to protest against the said resolution as a violation of the Constitution of these United States, together with various other petitions of the same import, have taken the subject into consideration, and ask leave to report the following resolves.
OCLC Number:   1418965768
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