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mes of the authors, printers, publishers, and the amazingly clumsy appearance of it, prove. These speeches were delivered in the House of Delegates of Virginia, in 1832, by the leading politicians of the State, shortly after the celebrated insurrection, or massacre (as the slaveholders style it) of Southampton — a period of intense excitement, when abolition was the order of the day, even in the stony-hearted Old Dominion. Is slavery a curse? Listen to the answer of Thomas Marshall, of Fauquier, then, as yet, one of the distinguished politicians of Virginia: Thomas Marshall's opinion. Slavery is ruinous to the whites; it retards improvement; roots out our industrious population; banishes the yeomanry of the country; deprives the spinner, the weaver, the smith, the shoemaker, the carpenter of employment and support. The evil admits of no remedy. It is increasing, and will continue to increase, until the whole country will be inundated by one black wave, covering its whol
y, prosperity and hospitality, are incompatible in Virginia. He says: To the Voters of Fauquier Co.-- I am induced by a number of considerations, to withdraw from the position I occupy as caern Democracy to these negrofraternizing Southern brethren? I pause for a reply. V. Fauquier county, etc. Prince William county facts education and Theologism a Free colored farmelentiful, the fields far larger, and the scenery less beautiful, the nearer you approach to Fauquier county. The first place I came to was a hamlet of a dozen houses, called Gainesville, on the Maan at the middle. I got into the wagon first, and then into a talk with the negro. In Fauquier county, he informed me, most all de farms was big again as in Prince William; most on them was sevn. Richmond, May 23.--Warrenton is a pleasant little village, situated in the centre of Fauquier county. I arrived there late in the afternoon, tired, drenched and muddy, and left by the early t