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2 So the Whig: ‘But for its [slavery's] existence, we should never have heard a murmur against the tariff. . . . It is not a political, but a moral, cause, which is at the bottom of Southern decline’ (Quoted, and heartily endorsed, by Niles in his Register, Feb. 18, 1832, p. 445, and reaffirmed in Register, 42.61).
6 This bill passed the House (Niles' Register, 41.472), but failed to pass in the Senate (ibid., 42.78), on the ground of its interfering with the arrangement for slave representation between the eastern and western sections of the State (cf. ante, p. 154).
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