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The end of the most infamous "Gag Rule" (1844)...



Item # 670904

December 04, 1844

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec.  4, 1844 

* Gag rule (United States)
* Re. African slavery trade
* Rule is finally rescinded
* Best publication to be had ?


Page 2 has both the text of the petition to end the infamous "Gag Rule" which prevented members of the House of representatives talking about slavery and/or related topics, and the result of the votes to rescind it. The text of the petition is included here in full, noting in part: "...'No petition, memorial, resolution...praying the abolition of slavery...shall be received by this House, or entertained in any way whatever', be and the same is hereby rescinded."
The petition, which was a significant campaign promise of John Quincy Adams, passed - ending the near ten year long violation of free speech on the House floor.
Pages 1 and 2 contain the full text of President John Tyler's annual state-of-the-union address signed in type: John Tyler, with related commentary on page 3.
Four pages, minor binding indents at the blank spine, nice condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War