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hern states, the vote of the two sections was exactly equal.
The yeas were all cast by Southern Senators; the nays were all Northern except two from Delaware, one from Missouri, and one from Kentucky.
However objectionable it may have been in 1820 to adopt that political line as expressing a geographical definition of different sectional interests, and however it may be condemned as the assumption by Congress of a function not delegated to it, it is to be remembered that the act had receivetter than he did. He then suggested that I should join the compromise men, saying that it was a measure which he thought would probably give peace to the country for thirty years—the period that had elapsed since the adoption of the compromise of 1820.
Then, turning to Berrien, he said, You and I will be under ground before that time, but our young friend here may have trouble to meet.
I somewhat impatiently declared my unwillingness to transfer to posterity a trial which they would be relati