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The height of impudence.--Parson Brownlow thus felicitously describes “the height of impudence.”

“An Alabama secession paper inquires if the border States know what is ‘ The Height of Impudence?’ We answer for the border States, that it is to see and hear a man swaggering and swearing in every crowd he enters, that he will go out of the Union because he can't get his rights, by having the privilege guaranteed to take slaves in the Territories, when in fact, he does not own a negro in the world, never did, and never will; and withal can't get credit in any store in the country where he lives, for a wool hat or a pair of brogans!”

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