I am willing—and I speak also in behalf of those who sent me here—I am willing that we should be held responsible, to the extent of the Constitutional obligation, for everything that may be required for the support and sustenance of American slavery. I am willing to go to the last letter in the bond. If you find in it the pound of flesh, take it; and if you find our heart's best blood written there, take it. I am ready to come up to the work freely, fairly, and fully, and to conform to the contract. Lib. 19.21.Before ‘the contract’ the Free Soilers lowered their weapons. Of the ‘institution of Southern slavery,’ Senator Hale said in the above connection: ‘I do not wish5 to interfere with it. I do not wish to be aggressive. I ’
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