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mble to form a compact for another Union. In the course of Mr. Hopkins' argument, of which the above is a mere outline, he said that the General Government was a mere creature of the Constitution — the federative agent.--Mr. Jefferson and Mr. Madison both believed in the right of secession. The doctrine had been maintained by the New England States in the Hartford Convention--the right of withdrawal, claimed by one State, entitled all to its use. The legislation of Congress was and had bessings with ingratitude. No individuals or States have ever shown more forbearance than the people of the South.--The time has come for us to dissolve. The General Government cannot make war on the seceding States. That power was asked for by Madison and Hamilton in the Convention which framed the Constitution, but it was denied them. He spoke of the mutual obligations to surrender fugitives from service, and noted its violation by Mr. Seward, (the present leader of the Republicans,) when h
Union. The South only asks what are her constitutional rights.--If she can't get these, she prefers independence out of the Union. Mr. Stanton, of Ohio, responded, and said the principles on which the Government was founded could not be surrendered under any threats of civil war. He denied that the Republican organization would now or hereafter interfere in any way with slavery in the States. He asserted that Lincoln's administration would be conducted on the principles of Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, John Quincy Adams and Jackson. He was willing to amend the Constitution, so as to guard against any attempt to interfere with slavery in the States, except with the consent of all the States, and to admit New Mexico. Mr. Adrain, of Mich., followed in a conciliatory and strongly Union speech, declaring for concession and compromise, but against secession. Mr. Anderson, of Mo., vindicated the South, but disapproved of precipitation on the part of the border States. He fav