Statistics for occurrence #1 of “South Carolina” in chapter 69 of Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2.:
...y 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 provide by legislat...
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