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Charleston to maintain our "rights" under the Federal Constitution. We are entitled to occupy and possess the fort there, and mean to do it, say the Republicans, regardless of consequences. Millions of money may be expended, thousands of lives lost, the country may be torn by dissensions, and humiliated before every nation; but no matter, we shall at least prove that there is a "Government." This plan of forming "a more perfect Union," and ensuring "domestic tranquility," reminds us of Edmund Burke's story about shearing the wolf, given in his eloquent philippic against the continuance of the American war. He said: "The noble Lord tells us that we went to war for the maintenance of our rights: the King's speech says we will go on for the maintenance of our rights. Oh. invaluable rights, that have cost Great Britain thirteen provinces, four islands, a hundred thousand men, and seventy millions of money! Oh, inestimable rights, that have taken from us our rank among nations, o