Appendix a, p. 9.
after the remarks in the foregoing address, p. 9, were written, touching the impossibility, at the present day, of repealing
the instrument by which in 1788 South Carolina
gave her consent and ratification to the Constitution of the United States
, I sought the opinion on that point of Mr. George Ticknor Curtis
, the learned and accurate historian of the Constitution
It afforded me great pleasure to find, from the following letter, that my view of the subject is sustained by his high authority: