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" Louisiana, which lies north of thirty-six degrees and thirty minutes north latitude, excepting only such part thereof as is included within the limits of the State contemplated by this act, slavery and involuntary servitude, otherwise than in the punishment... "
The public statutes at large of the United States of America, from 1789 to ... - Page 530
edited by - 1856
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Government and the American Economy: A New History

Price V. Fishback - History - 2008 - 560 pages
...into the Union as a free state (Maine was originally part of Massachusetts), and prohibited slavery "in all that territory ceded by France to the United...within the limits of the state contemplated by this act."30 The Missouri Compromise acknowledged the "balance rule," which stated that slave and free states...
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