List of subscribers for speech by Francis P. Blair
Subscription list for a speech by Honorable Francis P. Blair on the 'Kansas question,' delivered in the House of Representatives in Washington, D. C. The address, intended for publication by the Washington Globe, had subscribers who included Francis P. Blair, who ordered 5,007 copies of his own speech. Other notable subscribers were William A. Howard, Republican congressman from Michigan and a member of the House committee, who investigated the state of affairs in Kansas, and also possibly Frederick Preston Stanton (signature partially legible), who was appointed secretary of the Kansas Territory in 1857 by President Buchanan.
- March 23, 1858
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Biography of Francis Preston Blair
Francis Preston Blair, Junior, (February 19, 1821 - July 9, 1875) was the only Free-Soiler from a pro-slavery state elected to Congress in 1856. As a congressman from Missouri, Blair denounced the Kansas-Nebraska Act as a violation of the Missouri Compromise. He was defeated for re-election to Congress in 1858.
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RH MS P6
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Maury Bronson, November 23, 1968.
A copy of the published speech is available in the Kansas Collection at RH P A98.
- Guide to the Washington Globe Collection
- List of subscribers for speech by Francis P. Blair
- lgg 9 May 1972; accessioned by BSG, 19 lay 1969 mg 2004
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