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Kentucky. It settles for that States the question which it could not settle for itself, and relieves it of the embarrassment occasioned by the conflict between its laws touching the slave and the Federal authority. The Journal is gratified at the result, and believes that the State will submit, for it "cannot for an instant so far insult the patriotism or common sense of the legislators of Kentucky as to so much as suggest the probability of their attempting either to resist or evade any portion of the Constitution of the United States." For, it adds, that would be a revolt against the authority of the United States, with the certainty that it "would be at once and thoroughly crushed." The Journal is entirely correct in its opinion as to the fate of any such resistance. But there need be no fears of resistance from Kentucky. Resistance has not been popular in that State, and will hardly take violent hold of its people when everybody else is quietly submitting to the Constitution and laws. There is no danger.
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