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1 This pro-slavery ‘higher-law’ doctrine was identical with that on which the right of secession and the falsity of Federal officers to their oaths were afterwards based.
2 Samuel L. Gouverneur, son-in-law of ex-President Monroe. The New York Evening Post, edited by the intrepid William Leggett, alone of the party press of that city, protested against the postmaster's action (Lib. 5: 152; Evening Post, Aug. 29, 1835). On August 19, Henry Benson wrote to his brother that the Liberators for Philadelphia had apparently been detained by postmasters and boat captains (Ms.) All delays or failures of the mail naturally came to be attributed to the same cause by the abolitionists (Lib. 5.137).
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