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William H. Seward

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But I deny that the Constitution recognizes property in man.

— William H. Seward

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But the Constitution was made not only for southern and northern states, but for states neither northern nor southern, namely, the western states, their coming in being foreseen and provided for.

— William H. Seward

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But there is a higher law than the Constitution, which regulates our authority over the domain, and devotes it to the same noble purposes.

— William H. Seward

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I deem it established, then, that the Constitution does not recognize property in man, but leaves that question, as between the states, to the law of nature and of nations.

— William H. Seward

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I mean to say that Congress can hereafter decide whether any states, slave or free, can be framed out of Texas. If they should never be framed out of Texas, they never could be admitted.

— William H. Seward

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I speak on due consideration because Britain, France, and Mexico, have abolished slavery, and all other European states are preparing to abolish it as speedily as they can.

— William H. Seward

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I submit, on the other hand, most respectfully, that the Constitution not merely does not affirm that principle, but, on the contrary, altogether excludes it.

— William H. Seward

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It is the maintenance of slavery by law in a state, not parallels of latitude, that makes its a southern state; and the absence of this, that makes it a northern state.

— William H. Seward

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It is true, indeed, that the national domain is ours. It is true it was acquired by the valor and with the wealth of the whole nation. But we hold, nevertheless, no arbitrary power over it.

— William H. Seward

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Simultaneously with the establishment of the Constitution, Virginia ceded to the United States her domain, which then extended to the Mississippi, and was even claimed to extend to the Pacific Ocean.

— William H. Seward

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Early life and career
Seward was born in Florida New York on May 16 1801 one of five children of Samuel Sweezy Seward and his wife Mary Jennings Seward. The Auburn Doubledays baseball team gave away William Seward bobble-head dolls as a 2010 promotion. After Tsar Alexander II put down the 1863 January Uprising in Poland French Emperor Napoleon III asked the United States to "join in a protest to the Tsar.

" His contemporary Carl Schurz described Seward as "one of those spirits who sometimes will go ahead of public opinion instead of tamely following its footprints. On the night of Lincoln's assassination he survived an attempt on his own life. A determined opponent of the spread of slavery in the years leading up to the American Civil War he was a dominant figure in the Republican Party in its formative years and was widely regarded as the leading contender for the party's presidential nomination in 1860.

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