Speech of Hon. Justin S. Morrill, of Vermont, in the Senate of the United States, on the annexation of Hawaii, Monday, June 20, 1898

Speech of Hon. Justin S. Morrill, of Vermont, in the Senate of the United States, on the annexation of Hawaii, Monday, June 20, 1898

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Ml S./m.Qu^toj /m LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 0013 744811 7 pH83 ('^; X SP E EC II HON. MORRILL,JUSTIN S. OK VKWMOXT, SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES, THE ANNEXATION OF HAWAII, Monday, Junk 20, iSgS. WASHIIMG'rON. I89S. 0S4.87 SPEECH OK JUSTIN S. MORIULLHON. joint icsolutjoii 01- tits. :.'.V.ti toThe Senate bavins niuler consideration the Islands tho United States-provide for annexing the Hawaiian to Mr. MORRILL said: shall tre-^pass tipon tho time of tho h-'enateMr. Presidknt: I state why the annexation of the Hawaiian Islands inonly to time of andtime of war is more inopportnno than in i)i'aco, why I am unable to concuralso to state some of the reasons Committee on Foreign Relations in regard towith the learned resolution,annexation, whether by treaty, by joint bysnch an manner which leavesflagrant Executive usurpation, or in any tho Union as a State.an open door for their admission into of thegreater part of theirill-gatheredThe undesirablecharacter population, gathered by contract to long years of semi-races of and never can en-slavery by sugar employers, does not warrant in the Senate of the Unitedtitle them to an ecjual representation and Massachusetts, or with Illinois andStates with Virginia otlier State. A new member, as a businessColorado, nor any without the con-not to be pushed into the Unionmatter, ought friend withoutBent of all the present members. We can be their taking them into our family.

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