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nly convinced the people of what they thought before — that they were not suitable representatives of popular sentiment. All the power in this country is in the people. It has for a time been usnrped; but as sure as the sun shines in yonder sky, that power will yet rebuke the effort to overthrow and destroy the best fabric of free government that ever existed upon earth. He commended to his hearers a perusal of the 39th number of the Federalist; and went on to allude to the efforts of Patrick Henry, George Mason, Luther Martin, and other patriots, to lay the foundation of a Government for a free people. It is amazing that with so many sources from whence we can derive the purposes of the Federal Government, gentlemen will get up and contend for a principle for which they can find no argument. No man contends for the power of coercion. --Why, then, continue to build cob-houses, that a breath can knock down? Is there anything in the Inaugural to justify the assertion that it breat