Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Mr. Rhett” in chapter 69 of Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2.:

... slaves, is, by the Constitution, vested exclusively in Congress. In 1850 Congress enacted a Fugitive Slave Act, prepared by Southern Senators and Representatives, so stringent in its provisions that Mr. Rhett , of South Carolina, one of the arch instigators of treason there, expressed doubts of its constitutionality; and that Act is still in force. So far, then, as there is constitutional requirement to ...

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