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d argued upon the point at some length.--With regard to territorial expansion and protection, he assumed that we had no territory now in possession which was adapted to slave labor; and even if we had, there were no surplus slaves to take there. He alluded to the importation of Africans by the South, to show that there was really a deficiency in slave labor. To disrupt the Union upon a question so devoid of policy or reason, was abject infatuation. The Missouri Compromise was the great line of peace, and he looked upon it as a happy omen that every measure of adjustment proposed, maintained this line of 36 30. He thought it indicated a disposition to return to the spirit and principles which actuated the fathers in the formation of the Government. At this point, Mr. Baldwin, who had spoken three hours, yielded the floor, and, On motion of Mr.Gray, of Rockingham, the Committee rose and reported progress. On motion of Mr.Hall, of Lancaster, the Convention adjourned.
Wanted — to Hire Negroes. --I wish to hire 100 Negroes, (men and boys,) for the remainder of this year, to work on a Railroad in North Carolina, principally between the town of Rockingham and Charlotte, and lying south and west of Danville, in this State. The country is high and healthy. Apply to Wm. S. Phillips, of Richmond, or myself. Robert Harvey, Contractor. mh 22--dts