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the judgments of men with great ease.
For years, as the champion of State Supremacy — the intimate friend and disciple of Calhoun — he had been laboring to sap the life of the National Government.
He now boldly proposed radical changes in the Constitution and the Government, and advocated the right and duty of secession.
William H. Seward. that the South must obtain by such changes guaranties of power, so as not to be governed by the majorities of the North.
He proposed Calhoun's favorite plan of a dual executive, modified, as he thought, to adapt it to the circumstances of the hour.
He proposed that each section, as he called the Free-labor and Slave-labor States, should elect a President, to be called the First and Second President, the first to serve for four years, and the President next succeeding him to serve for four other years, and afterward be re-eligible.
During the term of the President, the second should be President of the Senate, having a casting