Senator Webster, March 7, 1850 speech in US Senate


On the floor of the US Senate, Webster, March 7, 1850,  spoke words which endorsed the Fugitive Slave Act, and were largely responsible for its passage.  In that speech, and during his last years Webster were spent in defending the Fugitive Slave Bill, and whose last  counsel to the State was to ‘conquer her prejudices’ against Slave-hunting, and to return men to bondage’ with alacrity.’