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the United States, defend the Union, protect national property; and, to this end, the State cheerfully tenders her entire means, civil and military, to enable him to do so.
This was referred to the Committee on Federal Relations.
Jan. 12. Mr. Slocum, of Grafton, offered a resolution, directing the Committee on the Militia to inquire whether the militia laws of this State were in accordance with the Constitution and laws of the United States.
In the Senate, Jan. 14, the Committee on the
Tuesday, Feb. 5. In the House.—The Senate resolves for the appointment of commissioners were, on motion of Mr. Davis, of Greenfield, taken from the orders of the day, and considered.
He said the resolves met with his entire approbation.
Mr. Slocum, of Grafton, said, with all respect for Virginia, he could not abide by her opinions, since they might desecrate the soil of Massachusetts to slavery; rather than that, said he, let blood come.
He moved an amendment.
Mr. Wallis, of Bolton,