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  • n. The principles of the Free Soil Party, which opposed slavery in the United States in the mid-19th century.

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  • South, the Democracy was almost a unit in opposition to Douglas, holding, as they did, that "Douglas Free-Soilism" was "far more dangerous to the South than the election of Lincoln; because it seeks to create a Free-Soil Party there; while, if Lincoln triumphs, the result cannot fail to be a South united in her own defense;" while the old Whig element of the South was as unitedly for Bell.

    The Great Conspiracy, Volume 1

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