nue to trade with them, but they would not perform their part of the compact, and carried out the old adage of the man who cut off his nose to spoil his face, (laughter;) and I cannot account for it except on the old Roman maxim that he whom the gods want to destroy, they first make mad.
This is a war against the principles which their fathers and our fathers fought for — that every State Government derived its powers from the consent of the governed.
These were the principles of Hancock, Jackson, Madison, Randolph, Pinckney, and others.
They were the principles their fathers and our fathers united in fighting for; and now they have made them a mockery of all history, and the shame of their ancestors.
These people are now warring against that principle, and attempting to govern us just as King George did; it is, therefore, an unnatural and irrational, and a suicidal war, and you cannot count upon its duration.
When a people become mad, there is no telling what they will do. It