We see it stated that the Committee on Territories in the Senate will probably report bills for the organization of three new territories, to be formed out of the territory lying between the western boundaries of Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa and Minnesota, and the Rocky Mountains, and extending north and south between the 34th and 42d parallels of north latitude. The names of these new territories, it is further reported, will be Nebraska, Kansas, and Cherokee.
It is very probable that an attempt will be made by the abolitionists in
Congress to revive the slavery prohibition question, by urging the embodiament
of the Wilmot proviso in the bills for the organization of these new
territories; and it may be that
There is but one way to get along with the question, and that is to exclude
both the Wilmot proviso and the Missouri compromise from all territorial
The public mind of the country, we apprehend, is settled in respect to this
thing -- settled upon the platform of Gen. Cass' Nicholson
We trust there will be found majorities in both houses of Congress who will promptly, and without debate, vote down all propositions, as connected with these territorial bills, relating to slavery. -- That is the only safe, it is the only democratic, disposition that can be made of them. If they are entertained, they will lead to interminable discussion, the event of which will be in no respect propitious.
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