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ions of constitutional right. The principle that any people have a right to reform, alter or abolish any form of their Government, made for their benefit, was the fundamental principle of Republican liberty. The affirmation here is simply that the people of the several States may, for just causes, withdraw from their association with the Federal Government. If gentlemen were disposed to deny this principle on this floor, it was his opinion that they had sadly degenerated since the days of 1776. Unless it could be shown that the government of the people of a State had been destroyed, or merged in some other form of government, they still possessed this right. If they had a right to change their form of State government, they also had a right to change their form of Federal government.--He did not regard it as a revolutionary right. He maintained that the proposition was sound and impregnable, established during the American Revolution, leaving the people free to change their forms
From Charleston. --The Charleston papers of Thursday contain a call from Gov. Pickcas for the assembling of the South Carolina State Convention, on the 20th inst. They also contain the following items of interest: The first war vessel put afloat by South Carolina since the War of Independence, 1776, was bought by Gov. Pickens at Richmond, and altered for service, armed with twenty-four pounders, and regularly equipped. She started last night on the harbor defence, with her complement of enlisted men: Lieut. T. B. Huger, commanding, with 1st Lieut. Doner and lieut. Grimball. She is ready. for her work of defence, and Gov. Pickens has directed her to be named Lady Davis in compliment to the lady of the first President of our Confederate States. A close observation with the aid of a large glass, shows that the parapet guns facing Fort Moultrie have been concentrated on the east face of this work, to bear on Cuming's Point; it is possible, however, that some of the
. 5. Mrs. Norton and her sisters. 6. Lord Dufferin, nephew of Mrs. Norton. --Surely no family can trace such an unbroken line of genius and talent as this. The great Sheridan — dramatist, orator, wit, and bon-vivant--was pronounced an "impenetrable dunce" at school — his teacher being that insufferable and bearish pedant, Dr. Parr. In 1773 he married; produced "The Rivals" and the opera of "The Duenna" in 1775; "The School for Scandal" in 1777; purchased Garrick's Drury Lane Theatre in 1776; wrote "The Critic" in 1779; entered Parliament 1781; became Under Secretary of State, under the short lived Rockingham Administration, in 1782; moved the Rude charge against Warren Hastings February, 1787; summed up the Begum charge in a five hours speech April, 1789; married his second wife in 1795; Treasurer of the Navy 1806 defeated at Westminster Election 1807; lost his seat in Parliament 1812; died July 7, 1816. These, in small compass, are the leading facts of Sheridan's career — <