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fulfill their constitutional obligations. He would refer to those States for a proof of this. When the fourth article of the Constitution was adopted, the greater number of the contracting parties held slaves. The hostility of the Northern States to the institution of slavery had led them to disregard their constitutional obligations. The laws of the General Government have ceased to effect the objects of the Constitution. Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connection, Rhode Island, New York. Pennsylvania, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin and Iowa have enacted laws either nullifying the Constitution or to render useless all attempts to execute the acts of Congress. In many of these States fugitives "held to service and to labor" have been claimed, but in none of them has the State Government complied with the stipulation on this subject made in the Constitution. The ends for which this Government was instituted have been defeated, and the Government i
intaining relations of extreme intimacy with Southern people, takes this step to avoid the possibility of being called upon to serve against his friends. Rhode Island. Gov. Sprague, of Rhode Island, in answer to a letter inquiring into the truth of a statement made in the New York Herald, that he would refuse to recommenRhode Island, in answer to a letter inquiring into the truth of a statement made in the New York Herald, that he would refuse to recommend the repeal of the Personal Liberty bill of that State, has made the following explicit and patriotic response: The Governor of Rhode Island goes heart and hand for the repeal of the so-called Personal Liberty bills of his State, though they are unconstitutional only in spirit. The Legislature, which meets in January, will,Rhode Island goes heart and hand for the repeal of the so-called Personal Liberty bills of his State, though they are unconstitutional only in spirit. The Legislature, which meets in January, will, without hesitation, repeal them, not from fear or cowardice, but from a brave determination, in face of threats and sneers, to live up to the Constitution and all its guarantees, the better to testify their love for the Union, and the firmer to exact allegiance to it from all others. William Sprague. Mississippi in favo