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Mr. Wickliffe, of Kentucky, endeavoring, like Mr. Crittenden, to ease his conscience by an occasional pretence of devotion to the peculiar institution, has introduced a bill into the Federal Senate designed to prohibit the arming of slaves ‘"captured by the army, or reduced by any one to leave their owners and come within the lines of the camp of any officer."’ Poor man! He struggled a little to induce Congress to prohibit the capture and seduction aforesaid; but failing, he now begs that the captured and seduced shall not be armed to fight against their masters! Every day some of the cringing delegates from Kentucky are disgracing themselves and her, if that be possible, by asking forbearance and favors from men whom it is a disgrace to ask anything of. All this humiliation is for the sake of office, of rich contracts, promotions, and saving of property to a number of prominent men, who have contrived to sell their once proud State to accomplish their personal ends.
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