What they are fighting for.
made a speech in Congress about a year ago, in which he estimated the annual exports of slave States at two hundred millions of dollars; freights paid to Northern vessels on these exports, fourteen millions; freights paid to Northern vessals on return cargoes, seven millions; freights paid same in the coasting trade, twenty millions; manufactures by the North
consumed by the South
annually, four hundred and Eighty millions of Dollars!
He then shows that--
‘"At a moderate estimate, between three and four millions of the people of the Northeastern States
owe their subsistence entirely to the commerce of the South
, but for whith.
they would be compelled to starve or emigrate.
He shows also that several millions of the inhabitants of the North
western States are also supported by the market for their products afforded by the South
, and that the money paid by the Northeastern States
for the products of the North
western States is obtained mainly from the South
; and he thus shows that a large portion of the population of the Northeastern
and Northwestern States is sustained by slave labor.
then proceeds to show that the operation of protective tariffs, and even tariffs for revenue, have thrown the burden of the Government
unequally upon the agricultural States of the South
, who, being the chief consumers of the protected articles, have paid the increased price into the pockets of the Northern
It is to compel us to continue this tribute to the end of time that the North
pours down its hordes.
If it could conquer the South
, it would only cut open the goose that had laid the golden eggs — not compel it to lay any more.