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e upon the validity of the Territorial laws, without any interference byCongress. Second. An equitable partition of all territory we now own or mayacquire between the sections, as provided in the Missouri Compromise, and now proposed by Senator Crittenden. Third The status of slavery and personal freedom in the Territories shall remain as it was when acquired; neither Congress nor Territorial Legislatures having power to change it; the Courts to determine all questions involving the titlewhich, so far from receiving decided support from a single member of the Republican party of the Committee, were all treated with derision or contempt. A vote was then taken in the Committee on amendments to the Constitution, proposed by Hon. J. J. Crittenden, and each and all of them were voted against unanimously by the Black Republican members of the Committee. In addition to these facts, a majority of the Black Republican members of the Committee declared distinctly that they had no guara
icago platform. This settles the business. It kills at one blow both of the Union-saving Committees. It accounts for the vote in the Committee of Thirteen on Crittenden's amendment. It proves the correctness of the position taken in my letter to the Dispatch of December 7th: That the best way to avert civil war was to get Maryland and Virginia out of the Union before the 4th of March, so as to make coercion madness. Its effect on Mr. Crittenden was to throw him into despair of the Union. Mr. Toombs yesterday telegraphed Georgia that compromise was impossible, and nothing was left but prompt, separate State action. I know this most positively. Why ce best friends the South has at the North, and Sumner would hardly approach him here in the House with any other than a pacific purpose. It is thought that Crittenden and Pugh are trying to form a Union-saving combination. I have not seen one Virginian, whether member of Congress or private citizen, who does not condemn