Letter to Uriah Tracy

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dc.contributor.author Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848 en_US
dc.coverage.spatial Quincy, Massachusetts en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-16T15:47:59Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-16T15:47:59Z
dc.date.created July 17, 1804 en_US
dc.date.issued 2009-02-16T15:47:59Z
dc.identifier.other GL0051_001 en_US
dc.identifier.other GL0051_002 en_US
dc.identifier.other GL0051_003 en_US
dc.identifier.other GL0051_004 en_US
dc.identifier.other GL0051 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2374.OX/62434
dc.description In 1804, Federalist Senator Timothy Pickering (1745-1829) called for a constitutional amendment apportioning each state's representation in the House of Representatives solely on the basis of the number of freemen. Such an amendment would have overturned the Three-Fifths Compromise and greatly reduced the number of slave state representatives. While Federalists, during the first years of the nineteenth century, attacked the three-fifths clause as a source of Republican power, they hesitated to directly challenge the institution of slavery itself. Their descendants, however, would assume a leading role in the antislavery campaign. Nevertheless, it is striking that as early as 1804, Adams was already thinking in terms of a "Slaveholding power." In a letter written from Quincy, Massachusetts, dated July 17, 1804, Adams writes about the possibility of an amendment against slavery, the fact that the House of Representatives represents freemen, and discusses the New York elections. en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Gilder Lehrman Collection en_US
dc.rights Gilder Lehrman Collection en_US
dc.rights.uri http://www.freedomcenter.org/about-us/contact-us/ en_US
dc.subject Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848 -- Correspondence en_US
dc.subject Slavery -- Law and legislation -- United States -- History en_US
dc.subject Tracy, Uriah, 1755-1807. en_US
dc.title Letter to Uriah Tracy en_US
dc.type Autograph letter signed en_US
dc.publisher.digital National Underground Railroad Freedom Center en_US
dc.contributor.repository Gilder Lehrman Collection at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center en_US
dc.repository.place Cincinnati, Ohio en_US
dc.rights.permissions World en_US

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