James Tallmadge, Jr., the Tariff and Slavery - an Outline


Family Background in the iron industry.

Destitution of industry in Poughkeepsie

Sent to Congress

The Iron Petition and the vote on iron

Internal Improvements, Madison's objections and the southern opposition.

Tallmadge introduces the anti-slavery amendments to the Missouri statehood bill, the debate and the vote

Harrison Gray Otis awakens and promotes the conspiracy.

The Harrisburg Convention

American Institute of the City of New York-the founding document

Tallmadge presides over the American Institute

Thaddeus B. Wakeman, Tallmadge's right-hand man

The Silk Conventions

Death and Seward's Eulogy