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Broadside, 4-3/4" x 7-1/2", titled "PROPHETIC DANIEL WEBSTER!", weak at folds, In full "During the latter days of Mr. Webster, he was assailed by the Abolitionists on account of his 7th of March speech. It is interesting now to turn to that speech and mark the PROPHETIC WISDOM which penetrates every line of it. THE FOLLOWING IS A PASSAGE! If the Fanatics and Abolitionists ever get the power in their hands they will override the Constitution, set the Supreme Court at defiance, change and make law to suit themselves, lay violent hands on those who differ with them in their opinions or dare question their fallibility and finally Bankrupt the Country and Deluge it with Blood." Webster delivered that speech from the Senate Floor on March 7, 1850. Webster addressed his fellow senators in support of the "Compromise of 1850," fashioned by Webster's fellow Whig, Sen. Henry Clay of Kentucky in a bid to avert a clash over an extension of slavery that could lead to a civil war. "Mr. President, I wish to speak today, not as a Massachusetts man, nor as a Northern man, but as an American and a member of the Senate of the United States. ... I speak for the preservation of the Union. Hear me for my cause."
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The Famous and Profound 1850 Webster Speech is Remembered

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Minimum Bid: $150.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $437.50
Estimate: $300 - $500
Auction closed on Friday, July 24, 2020.
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