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his rights of property would have to depend. Slavery cannot expand rapidly, either within the Union or without the Union, so long as slaves remained at their present high prices. The only mode by which slavery could ever expand, was to reduce the price, and have a new source of supply. That was, in fact, the real design of the coast States. Mr. Clemens, in proof of this, referred to all the Southern Conventions of late years, and cited the admissions of Messrs. Miles, Bonham, McRae, and Crawford, in the House, to show that the object was the re-opening of the slave-trade. Suppose, said he, that they do not get, out of the Union, this equality which they now claim? That is a little problem in the Rule of Three, which will be ciphered out if these events are much longer pending. The Border Slave States might as well be prepared first as last for the realization of the truth. But where was slavery to expand? If the South left the Union, she would never get as much of the present
Doc. 32.--delegates to the Montgomery Convention, Alabama, Feb. 4. Alabama. Robert H. Smith,Richard W. Walker, Colin J. McRae,John Gill, W. R. Chilton,S. F. Hale, David P. Lewis,Thomas Fearn, J. L. M. Curry. Florida Jackson Morton,J. Patton Anderson, James Powers. Georgia. Robert Toombs,Howell Cobb, Francis Barton,Augustus R. Wright, Martin Crawford,Thomas R. Cobb, Judge Nesbitt,Augustus Keenan, Benjamin Hill,A. H. Stephens. Louisiana. John Perkins, Jr.,A. Declomet, C. M. Conrad,E. Sparrow, Duncan F. Kenner,Henry Marshall. Mississippi. Wiley P. Harris,Walker Brooke, W. S. Wilson,W. S. Barry, A. M. Clayton,J. T. Harrison, J. A. P. Campbell. North Carolina. J. L. Bridgers,M. W. Ransom, Ex-Gov. Swann. South Carolina. T. J. Withers,W. W. Boyce, R. B. Rhett, Jr.,James Chestnut, Jr., L. M. Keitt,R. W. Barnwell, G. G. Memminger.
ions of disagreement between the two governments upon principles of right, justice, equity, and good faith. In pursuance of this resolution, and in furtherance of his own views, Mr. Davis deputed an embassy of commissioners to Washington, authorized to negotiate for the removal of the Federal garrisons from Forts Pickens and Sumter, and to provide for the settlement of all claims of public property arising out of the separation of the States from the Union. Two of the commissioners, Martin Crawford of Georgia, and John Forsythe of Alabama, attended in Washington, arriving there on the 5th of March. They gave only an informal notice of their arrival, with a view to afford time to the President, who had just been inaugurated, for the discharge of other pressing official duties in the organization of his administration, before engaging his attention in the object of their mission. On the 12th of March, they addressed an official communication to Mr. Seward, Secretary of State, expl