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ave said it where it was no light matter to say it — when I stood as one singled out from a whole community, but I say also that the North, by the passage of the Personal Liberty bills, so far as they were designed to obstruct the execution of the Fugitive Slave Law, and by the general interference of their citizens with the subject of slavery in the States, have done great wrong to the South. Both have done wrong, and both must repair the errors of the past. You tell me again, that Mr. Lincoln and the party he represents have no design to interfere with the relation of master and slaves in the States where slavery exists by law. I answer, I believe it--nay, I know it--I know that the foulest misrepresentations are constantly made, and industriously circulated, by mischievous men and mischievous papers, to inflame the public mind; I know that great misunderstanding prevails between the two sections of the country, but to which. I thank my Maker, I have never by word or deed con
ll have war, let them have it. Toombs boldly declared hemself a rebel, if secession were rebellion, and proclaimed his willingness to throw the bloody spear at any moment. His points were made with great power, coming like bursts of thunder, at times; but his speech, as a whole, was desultory, interrupted, broken. It did not flow like Benjamin's, the movement of which was like the majestic tide of the Mississippi. General Scott is concentrating troops here, ostensibly to protect Lincoln, but, for aught we know, to make an inroad upon Virginia.--We must be on the alert. The sword is drawn against us; the Federal troops, according to a New York dispatch, will reach Charleston this evening. Virginia must trust her defence to herself alone. We will never be more able to take our destiny in our own hands than now. I am glad you have come out so decidedly for a united South. What else is left us?--The day of indecision, of party feuds, of weak men, uncertain of purpose