asked me my opinion about Mr. Stetson.
I told him that, as a tavern keeper, I did not know a great deal in his favor, but that as a military officer, I thought he had no superior [roars of laughter], and that if it should turn out that the State of Florida should invade the State of New York in these troubles of ours, I did not know any better man to send out to meet them than Charles Stetson [uproarious laughter], who would disarm them of all hostility by bringing them in to a supper like thiher — she ought not be helped out of the Union, and whether we ought not to give her a good dowry besides.
[Laughter.] Now, gentlemen, my belief about all this is, that whether it is Massachusetts or South Carolina, or whether it is New York or Florida, it would turn out the same way in each case.
There is no such thing in the book, no such thing in reason, no such thing in philosophy, and no such thing in nature, as any state existing on the continent of North America outside of the United S
32.--delegates to the Montgomery Convention, Alabama, Feb. 4.
Robert H. Smith,Richard W. Walker,
Colin J. McRae,John Gill,
W. R. Chilton,S. F. Hale,
David P. Lewis,Thomas Fearn,
J. L. M. Curry.
Jackson Morton,J. Patton Anderson,
Robert Toombs,Howell Cobb,
Francis Barton,Augustus R. Wright,
Martin Crawford,Thomas R. Cobb,
Judge Nesbitt,Augustus Keenan,
Benjamin Hill,A. H. Stephens.
John Perkins, Jr.,A. Declomet,
C. M. Conrad,E. Sparrow,
Duncan F. Kenner,Henry Marshall.
Wiley P. Harris,Walker Brooke,
W. S. Wilson,W. S. Barry,
A. M. Clayton,J. T. Harrison,
J. A. P. Campbell.
J. L. Bridgers,M. W. Ransom,
T. J. Withers,W. W. Boyce,
R. B. Rhett, Jr.,James Chestnut, Jr.,
L. M. Keitt,R. W. Barnwell,
G. G. Memminger.