the Federal Government the creature; that not only the military schools, but the Federal Government itself belongs to the States.
Whence came the fund for the establishment of these schools?
From the States.
In what proportion did the States contribute it?
Mr. Benton has answered this question, as the reader has seen, when he was discussing the effect of the tariffs under which the South had so long been depleted.
He has told us, that four States alone, Virginia, the two Carolinas and Georgia, defrayed three fourths of the expenses of the General Government; and taking the whole South into view, this proportion had even increased since his day, up to the breaking out of the war.
Of every appropriation, then, that was made by Congress for the support of the military schools, three fourths of the money belonged to the Southern States.
Did these States send three fourths of the students to those schools?
Of course not —this would have been something like justice to them; but j