Sanctuary Cities: 1826

U.S. Senator Thomas Buck Reed

Attorney Thomas Buck Reed, at 39 years old, was chosen to go to Washington in 1826 to complete the term of U.S. Senator David Holmes, who had resigned from his seat at Congress. Two months after arriving in Washington, Reed stood in the Senate Chamber (20 March 1826) and made a lengthy speech against Indian Nations that were providing sanctuary to people from outside their territories …

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