he partners in the association — for a moment tolerate the idea that their action must be graduated by the will of their agent?
The idea is preposterous.
This was but another mode of expressing the doctrine of State Supremacy.
Louisiana was rather slow to move in the direction of treason.
Her worst enemy, John Slidell, then misrepresenting her in the Senate of the United States, had been engaged for years in corrupting the patriotism of her sons, and had been aided in his task by Judah P. Benjamin, a Hebrew unworthy of his race, and others of less note.
Slidell was universally detested by right-minded men for his political dishonesty,
A single incident in the political career of Slidell illustrates not only the dishonesty of his character, but the facilities which are frequently offered for politicians to cheat the people.
Slidell had resolved to become a member of Congress.
He was rich, but, was, personally, too unpopular to expect votes enough to elect him. He resorted t