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bs that the time had come when they should be repealed, and regretted that his distinguished friend, equalled in eloquence and power by no man in the Senate, had determined to resign. Instead of staying to labor for their repeal. He hoped his friend had made the declaration through his ardent impulsiveness, and would reconsider it. "In regard to the protective advantages enjoyed by workers in iron, brass and wood, they were in accordance with a tariff agreed to by North and South--Massachusetts voting with South Carolina--and the name of his honorable friend was recorded among its supporters. "The personal liberty bills, so justly odious to his friend, and to us all, had been on the statute books of the States a long time. They had not become so odious until now. "He deplored the declaration of his friend, that he would appeal to his sword for redress, if his State denied it to him. (Here the stentorian voice of Mr. Toombs, who was sitting by the stand, was heard to
the several States, or by counties, in three-fourths thereof, as the one or the other mode of ratification may be proposed by Congress; provided, that no amendment which may be made prior to the year 1808, shall, in any manner, affect the first and fourth claims in the ninth section of the first article; and that no State, without its consent, shall be deprived of its equal suffrage in the South" (The first clause in the ninth section, here referred to, is that which, at the instance of Massachusetts, was adopted, declaring that the slave trade shall not be prohibited by Congress prior to 1808; the fourth directs that no capitation or other direct tax shall be laid, unless in proportion to the census or enumeration hereinbefore directed to be taken.) The Governor then proceeds to suggest that two of the most intelligent, discreet and experienced statesmen of Virginia shall be appointed, whose duty it shall be to visit the Legislatures of those States which have passed laws to ob