These changes were the result of compromise, and lemen consistently voted against them.
Thus, at the time of lemen's arrival, slavery had been sanctioned on the Illinois prairies for sixty-seven years.
Mr. lemen came to Illinois in 1786 and settled in what is now Monroe County.
"Don't know, Mars'r Deck; he and the oder gen'lemen done went ober dat way," replied General.
Rev. Benjamin Ogle, Mr. lemen's brother-in-law, and others mentioned this fact in some of their papers and notes.
It does not appear that Mr. lemen took any active measures against this construction of the anti-slavery ordinance at the time.
Mr. lemen created the first eight Baptist churches in Illinois, having them especially declare against slavery and intemperance.
A majority of the signers of this address were lemen's Baptist friends, and its phraseology points to him as its author.