The free-soil party, hitherto a small organization, had sought to make slavery the main issue in politics.
But Scott was thought to be tainted with free-soil opinions.
In 1849, he was chosen chairman of the free-soil State Committee, in which capacity he acted for four years.
Is there no fear that in reinstating the free-soil Hickman, who is in favor of Reeder, we may not palsy the arm of Richardson?
In fine, is there no fear that in hoping for free-soil aid, we may not lose the few real friends the South has in the North?
In Massachusetts, a republican free-soil ticket would do so.
free-soil men and pro-slavery men were then ready to rush across the border the minute it was opened for settlement.
He organized the free-soil element in St. Louis to oppose the Buchanan electoral ticket.
For years he had been accustomed to meet on the floor of the Capitol the leaders of the old Whig and free-soil parties.
The great free-soil principle is good for their hearts, if not for their clothes; and which is it more important to have clean?