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nment to corrupt Virginia. This was an argument that he would not dare to use before his people, and would only say in reply that if Virginia was of such easy virtue as to be corrupted by a little Federal pap, her honor was not worth preserving. The speaker adverted briefly to the John Brown raid, in regard to which the dignity of the State had been vindicated. If the State seceded, her border would be constantly exposed to such raids. In reply to the position of the gentleman from Middlesex, who had read from Washington's Farewell Address to show that the experiment of Government had failed, he alluded to the vastness of the American empire, and thought if we were true to ourselves we were but on the threshold of our greatness. He then proceeded to allude to the evils to result from secession. The country would not only be divided into a Northern and a Southern Confederacy, but in course of time it would be divided into petty Confederacies, and then would come constant