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Contents Foreword by Paul Simon Preface Introduction Editorial Method Chronology Part 1: Member of American Anti-Slavery Society, 1838-42 Introduction: Sinners, Saints, and God-fearing Folk 1. An Open Letter to the Citizens of Alton, 1838 2. An Open Letter from the Rock River Congregational Association of Illinois to the Church in Scotland, July 16, 1841 3. Sermon: The Supremacy of the Divine Law, January 1842 4. An Open Pastoral Letter to Rock River Congregational Association, March 26, 1842 5. Sermon: Religion and Politics, July 21, 1842 Part 2: Member of the Liberty Party, 1842-48 Introduction: Evangelicals, Republicans, and Political Organizers 6. Address to the Liberty Party of Illinois, July 26, 1842 7. An Open Letter: No Sin to Steal, July 26, 1842 8. Reports on Lovejoy's Speeches at the National Liberty Party Convention in Buffalo, August 30, 1843 9. An Open Letter upon Returning from the Liberty Party Convention in Buffalo, September 14, 1843 10. Sermon: Christ Died for All, without Regard to Person, Age, Rank or Color, July 1844 11. Speeches at the Northwestern Convention of the Liberty Party in Chicago, June 1846 12. Two Letters and a Report While Canvassing in Massachusetts for the Liberty Party, Fall 1846 13. Report of Two Speeches at the Last National Liberty Party Convention, Buffalo, New York, October 20, 1847 Part 3: Member of the Free Soil and Free Democratic Parties, 1848-54 Introduction: Perfectionists, Opportunists, and Religious Change Agents 14. An Open Letter in Response to Political Questions in the Aurora Guardian, July 18, 1848 15. An Open Letter upon Returning from the Free Soil Convention in Buffalo, New York, August 22, 1848 16. Sermon: Signs of the Coming Reign of the Messiah, January 1850 17. Report of Speech at the Free Democratic State Convention, October 25-26, 1853 Part 4: Leader in Forming the Republican Party, 1854-57 Introduction: Douglas, Lincoln, and Fusion 18. Report of Remarks at the State Republican Convention, October 4 and 5, 1854, October 12, 1854 19. Speech in the Illinois State Legislature on Colored People Having the Right to Testify in Court, January 11, 1855 20. Speech: Three Antislavery Resolutions Given in the Illinois State Legislature, February 6, 1855 21. Opening Prayer at the First National Meeting of the Republican Party, February 22, 1856 22. Speech at the First National Meeting of the Republican Party, February 22, 1856 4 23. Reports of the "Lost Speech" of Lovejoy at the Bloomington Anti-Nebraska State Nominating Convention, May 29, 1856 24. Reports of the Speech after the Bolter's Convention in Bloomington, Illinois, July 16, 1856 25. Report of the Campaign Speech for Congress at Neponset, Illinois, October 26, 1856 Part 5: Minority Gadfly Member of the 35th Congress, 1857-59 Introduction: Ruffians, Abusers of Power, and "Fanatics" 26. First Speech in Congress, on Deception in the Treasury Note Bill, December 21, 1857 27. Speech: Human Beings, Not Property, in Response to the Supreme Court Decision on the Dred and Harriet Scott Case, February 17, 1858 28. Remarks on Contract Corruption during the Debate on the Deficiency Bill, April 2 and 7, 1858 29. Remarks on the Decoration of the Agriculture Committee Room, May 27, 1858 30. Acceptance Speech on Receiving Unanimous Renomination at Joliet Convention, June 30, 1858 31. National Sabbath Speech at Bryant's Grove, Princeton, Illinois, July 4, 1858 32. Report of Lovejoy's Speech after the First Lincoln-Douglas Debate at Ottawa, August 21, 1858 33. Report of Lovejoy's Speech on the Fugitive Slave Law after the Lincoln-Douglas Debate at Freeport, August 27, 1858 34. Speech: Fanaticism of the Democratic Party, February 21, 1859 35. Speech at the Mount Vernon Association: Princeton, Illinois, May 25, 1859 Part 6: Partisan Republican Member of the 36th Congress, 1859-61 Introduction: Voters, Compromisers, and Promise Keepers 36. Speech Championing the Homestead Bill, March 20, 1860 37. Speech: the Barbarism of Slavery, Delivered under Hostile Conditions in Congress, April 5, 1860 38. Reports of Campaign Speech near Alton, July 20, 1860 39. Report of Campaign Speech at Greenup, August 16, 1860 40. Campaign Speech at Freeport, September 12, 1860 41. Campaign Speech at the Chicago Wigwam, October 15, 1860 42. Lovejoy's Resolution on Obedience to the Constitution and the Defense of National Property, December 17, 1860 43. Speech: State of the Union, on Making No Compromises with Slavery, January 23, 1861 44. Shortest Speech: Remarks on Compromising with Slavery, January 28, 1861 45. Speech at War Meeting in Princeton, Illinois: What the war is about, April 25, 1861 Part 7: A Floor Leader of the Triumphant 37th Congress, 1861-63 Introduction: Unionists, Moderates, and Emancipationists 46. Lovejoy's Resolutions: Opposing the Return of Fugitive Slaves to Their Masters, July 8 and 9, 1861 47. Princeton Speech: War Powers Provide the Way to Free the Slaves with the Use of Black Troops, Late November 1861 48. Lovejoy's Resolutions Expanding the Confiscation Act to Include Slaves of All Citizens in Rebellion, December 5th and 20th, 1861 5 49. Lovejoy's Resolution Granting Diplomatic Status to Hayti and Liberia, December 11, 1861 50. Speech: Conduct of the War, Advocating Its Vigorous Prosecution, January 6, 1862 51. Remarks on the Surrender of Traitors to the British Government, January 14, 1862 52. Remarks on Lovejoy's Bill to Establish a Department of Agriculture, February 17, 1862 53. Remarks on Taxing Slaveholders per Slave, March 25, 1862 54. Remarks to Charges That Antislavery Men Are As Responsible for the War As the Rebels, March 25, 1862 55. Remarks on Lovejoy's Bill to Abolish Slavery in the District of Columbia, April 11, 1862 56. Remarks on the Pacific Railroad Bill, April 17, 1862 57. Speech: Second Confiscation Act, Dealing with the Status of Rebel Property, Claiming a Niche in History for Abraham Lincoln, April 24, 1862 58. Lovejoy's Resolutions on Prohibiting Slavery in the Territories, May 1, 9, 12, and June 17, 1862 59. Speech at Cooper Institute, New York City, Introduced by William Cullen Bryant, June 12, 1862 60. Speech at a War Meeting in Chicago, Rallying Troops and Encouraging the Use of Black Troops, August 2, 1862 61. Speech at a War Meeting in Princeton on the Agony and Necessity of This Conflict, August 7, 1862 62. Report of Lovejoy's Remarks on the Emancipation Proclamation at the Springfield Convention, September 25, 1862 63. Reports of Speeches Promoting the Administration on the Campaign Trail, Fall 1862 64. Speech in Princeton: Victory after a Bitter Campaign, November 19, 1862 65. Remarks on Reconstruction Policy Contrary to Congressman Stevens, January 9, 1863 66. Speech on the Negro Regiment Bill, January 29, 1863 67. Open Letter to the Springfield Journal Affirming Lincoln for President, September 5, 1863 68. Speech in Princeton on the Results of Off-year Elections, October 22, 1863 69. Speech at the North Western Fair of the U.S. Sanitary Commission, November 5, 1863 70. Open Letter to the American Anti-Slavery Society Meeting in Philadelphia on Its Thirtieth Anniversary, November 22, 1863 71. Last Public Prayer at Hampshire Colony Congregational Church, November 26, 1863 Part 8: Esteemed Colleague of the 38th Congress, December 7, 1863-March 25, 1864 Introduction: Freedman, Avengers, and Allies 72. Speech on Reconstruction Policy: Lovejoy's last in Princeton, Illinois, November 26, 1863 73. Remarks Concerning Lovejoy's Bill to Make Slaveholding a Crime, December 14, 1863 74. Report of Lovejoy's Last Speech, at the New City Hall, Portland, Maine, Predicting Lincoln's Re-election, December 26, 1863 6 75. Letter from Owen Lovejoy to William Lloyd Garrison, February 22, 1864 76. Last Public Words: Letter to Governor John Andrew of Massachusetts, February 22, 1864 77. Eulogy for Owen Lovejoy from Abraham Lincoln, June 9, 1864 Bibliography Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Lovejoy, Owen, 1811-1864 Archives, Abolitionists United States Archives, Legislators United States Archives, Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 Friends and associates Archives, Antislavery movements United States History 19th century Sources, Antislavery movements Illinois History 19th century Sources, United States Politics and government 1849-1861 Sources, Illinois Politics and government To 1865 Sources