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Massachusetts personal Liberty bill. (search)
Taming Restless States. When Rarey was exhibiting his horse-taming powers in Washington lately, upon a young unbroken colt, and after he had thrown him on the floor of the stage, he said, " You will observe that the moment I touch his hind legs, this colt will kick. He will continue to kick until he finds that kicking does no good; then I can lie down between his legs with perfect impunity." "That's just the way it is going to be with the Border States and Lincoln," sang out a Southerner from one of the boxes. Whereat there was a general laugh.-- But the hit was too true for merriment. The people of Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee are blooded stock, full of spirit, but they can easily be tamed with caresses and smooth, deceitful words.