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t there is no cause for the present excitement.
Mr.Jefferson said that the abolition cry, in 1820, upon the Missouri question, was like a fire bell in the night, and filled him with alarm for his country.
Mr. Clay, in 1850, declared that if the abolition crusade continued, it would dissolve the Union.
Numbers of the greatest men of the country might be quoted to the same effect, down to Mr. Fillmore, who, in 1856, declared that the triumph of a sectional party, such as that which elected Lincoln, would dissolve the Union.
Mr. Fillmore asked his immense audience, if the case were reversed, and the Southern States, upon a purely sectional issue, were to dictate Presidents to the Union, would they submit?
and the response was unanimously, and from the ground-swell of the popular impulse — no!
But Mr. Botts sees nothing to cause all the excitement!
The Herald has done it all!
He intimated that the Southern seceding States would be in a bad position if their ports were all bloc