Posted by: Gosffo
N 41° 46.489 W 076° 26.717
18T E 379882 N 4625784
Quick Description: No new land will have salvery! The Wilmot Provis!
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 3/4/2006 4:26:48 PM
Waymark Code: WM8BT
The great Free-Soiler, who began the fight on slavery extension with the Wilmot Proviso in 1846, lived in this house. Republican Party founder; its first candidate for Governor. He died here in 1868.
Born in Bethany, Wayne County, Jan. 20, 1814, he went to school in New York. (boarding school) At age 18 he entered a law office and 2 years later he was a lawyer and became a partner that year. Having a great speaking voice he went into Politics. He was elected to the House of Representatives during the 29th Congress. During the war with Mexico, Pres. Polk asked Congress for $2,000,000 to be used to negotiate peace with Mexico. Wilmot tacked on a provision against slavery. Any new land added to the U. S. could not have slavery. This was called the "Wilmot Provis". (1846-47)
- Addmitted to Bradford County Bar 1834
- Member of Congress 1845-51
- Pres. Judge, Bradford Cty. 1851-61
- U.S. Senator 1861-63
- Judge, U.S. court of Claims, 1863-1868
- Died 3-16-1868
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Marker Name: David Wilmot
Date Dedicated: 05/12/1947
Marker Type: Roadside
Location: U.S. 6 (York Ave.) above Barstow Ave., Towanda
Category: African American, Professions & Vocations, Government & Politics, Government & Politics 19th Century
Website: Not listed
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