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and guarantee the treasury notes of the United States to the full amount of the surplus revenue received by Massachusetts in the year 1837.
Some opposition was made to the order, but it was adopted.
Jan. 28. In the House.—Mr. Pierce, of Dorchester, introduced resolutions to sustain the Union; and that all attempts to overthrow it, with the expectation of reconstructing it anew, were vain and illusory.
Referred to the Committee on Federal Relations.
Jan. 29. In Senate.—A message wasnt to guarantee to each State its rights.
Mr. Hyde, of Newton, opposed the amendment.
He did not see any good reason why it should be adopted.
He did not think Virginia needed to be told where Massachusetts stands to-day.
Mr. Pierce, of Dorchester, did not want the matter forced through by outside influence.
He was opposed to the resolves, and hoped they would be rejected.
Mr. Fisk, of Shelburne, advocated the proposition, and would forward it with his hand and vote.