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re the Committee unable to agree testimony of Messrs. Douglas and Toombs that the Crittenden Compromise would have arrested secession in the five from slaveholding States: Messrs. Powell, Hunter, Crittenden, Toombs, and Davis; and three Northern Democrats: Messrs. Douglas, Bigler, one of its five Republican members, together with Messrs. Davis and Toombs, from the cotton States, having voted against it. Indeed, not one oin believing, notwithstanding the adverse vote of Messrs. Davis and Toombs in the committee, that the adoption of his amendment would have arr member from the South, including those from the cotton States (Messrs. Toombs and Davis), expressed their readiness to accept the propositionse on the Crittenden proposition. I will go further and say that Mr. Toombs was also ready to do so. Con. Globe, 1860-61, p. 1391. Besides, on the 7th January, 1861, Mr. Toombs, only twelve days before his State seceded, said: But although I insist upon this perfect equality
to leave the Union. They would have been content, notwithstanding the efforts of secession demagogues, with a simple recognition of their adjudged rights to take slaves into the Territories, and hold them there like other property, until a territorial convention, assembled to frame a State constitution, should decide the question. To this decision, whatever it might be, they professed their willingness to submit. Indeed, as has already been seen from the statements of Messrs. Douglas and Toombs in the Senate, they would have consented to abandon their rights in all the Territories north of 36° 30′, leaving what should remain to them little more than a name. 3. The third class consisted of the border slaveholding States, with Virginia at the head. A large majority of their people, although believing in the right of peaceful secession, had resisted all the efforts of the extreme men in their midst, and were still devoted to the Union. Of this there could be no better proof than