Free Soil Party

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Free Soil Party

Abolitionist political party before Civil War. [Am. Hist.: Flexner, 3]
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The popular vote was Taylor, 1,360,101; Cass, 1,220,544; Martin Van Buren, Free-Soil and Barnburners candidate, 291,263.
The infamous Sanford was a late and distant candidate for master, while the real owner was ultimately revealed to be a free-soil Massachusetts politician who was deeply embarrassed that his wife had brought slaves into their marriage apparently without thinking about them or informing him.