ght States of the Union.
The motion had its intended effect.
Giles, who saw the awkwardness of voting against titles of nobility and in favor of slave-holding in the same breath, professed his readiness to give up the yeas and nays.
Holding slaves to be as sacred property as any other, he would never consent to prohibit immigrants from holding slaves.
Titles of nobility were but names, and nobody was obliged to give them up unless he wished to become an American citizen.
It was argued by Lee, of Virginia, that, as the cause of the obnoxious provision was the fear of harboring among us a class who, because of the nature of their education, their habits of assumed superiority, the servile court they had uniformly received, could not make good citizens of a free republic, the same reasoning applied to the existing relations of superiority and servility between master and slave would prove the Southern slave-holder to be unfit for an American citizen—a relation really more objection