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families, and the future Presidents be? Not in free homes, I know. Crimes! Does the reader know that, by the laws of Virginia, if a slave commits a capital offence, he may be pardoned by being sold out of the State--the owner of him pocketing the proceeds of the auction? But statistics refute Colonel Benton's statement. It is capable of demonstration that twenty-five thousand negroes are annually sold from the Northern or slave-breeding to the Southern or slave-buying Slave States. See Chase and Sanborn's North and South, and the authorities they cite. I have seen families separated and sold to different masters in Virginia; I have spoken with hundreds of slaves in the Carolinas, who were sold, they told me, from their wives and children in the same inhuman State; and I have seen slave-pens and slave-cars filled with the unhappy victims of this internal and infernal trade, who were travelling for the city of New Orleans; where, also, I have witnessed at least a score of public