Excerpts from the Senate debate, May 1844

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Thomas Hart Benton, Democrat, Missouri

Thomas Hart Benton speech, 1844

George McDuffie, Democrat, South Carolina

George McDuffie speech, 1844




Jacob W. Miller, Whig, New Jersey

Jacob W. Miller speech, 1844

Joshua R. Giddings, Whig, Ohio

Joshua R. Giddings speech, 1844

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Images enlarged 200% for clarity. Excerpts from the Senate debate on annexation, May 1844. Benton speech from Speech of Mr. Benton of Missouri, Delivered in the Senate of the United States, May 16, 18, and 20, 1844, in Secret Session, on the Treaty for the Annexation of Texas. All others from Texas Speeches (bound volume). Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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