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ion, all free, native-born inhabitants of the States of New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, and North Carolina, though descended from African slaves, were not only citizens of those States, but such of them as had the other necessary qualifications possessed the franchise of electors, on equal terms with other citizens. He proceeds to cite, in support of this averment, the judgment of the Supreme Court of North Carolina in the case of the State against Manuel, wherein William Gaston — by far the most eminent jurist of whom that State could ever boast — pronounced the opinion of the Court in the following terms; According to the laws of this State, all human beings within it, who are not slaves, fall within one of two classes. Whatever distinctions may have existed in the Roman laws between citizens and free inhabitants, they are unknown to our institutions. Before our Revolution, all free persons born within the dominions of the King of Great Britain, whatever
al Tennessean whom it had deliberately presented as an embodiment of its principles by nominating him for the Presidency. That party was mainly composed of admiring disciples of Clay and Webster, who had sternly resisted Nullification on grounds of principle, and had united in the enthusiastic acclaim which had hailed Webster as the triumphant champion of our Nationality, the great expounder of the Constitution, in his forensic struggle with Hayne. It had proudly pointed to such men as William Gaston, of North Carolina, Sergeant S. Prentiss, of Mississippi, Edward Bates, of Missouri, George W. Summers, of Virginia, John J. Crittenden, of Kentucky, and James L. Petigru, of South Carolina, as the exponents of its principles, the jewels of its crown. It had nominated and supported Bell and Everett on a platform which meaningly proclaimed fidelity to The Union, the Constitution, and the Enforcement of the Laws, as its distinctive ground. To say that it meant by this to stand by the Uni
Robert S., attacked at Laurel Hill, 522; at Carrick's Ford, 523; his death, 524. Garnett, Mr., of Va., reports in favor of slave-holding in Indiana Territory, 52. Garrard, Col., in command at Wildcat, 615. Garrett, J. W., President of B. and Ohio Railroad; his dispatch to the Baltimore authorities, 465; 466. Garrisonians, the, 116; 117. Garrison, Wm. Lloyd, 114; sketch of his life, 115 to 117; allusion to, 121; 125; 127; 141. Gasconade Bridge, Mo., burnt by Rebels, 491. Gaston, Judge Wm., of N. C., his opinion applied in the Dred Scott case, 261. Gates, Gen., emancipates his slaves, 107; 515. Gaulden, W. B., of Ga., in Dem. Convention, 316-17. Gauley Bridge, burnt by Gen. Wise, 524. Gauley Mount, Rosecrans's attempt on, 526. Geary & Weller, in the Alton riots, 137. Geary, Gen., captures Bolivar Hights, 620. Geary, John W., Governor of Kansas, 249. Gen. Armstrong, the privateer, 603. Genius of Universal Emancipation, The, 112. George