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Massachusetts. This State was delinquent and traitorous in every war of the old Union. She was bitter against taxation and threw over the tea in 1776; but she was not faithful in the field, and never could be argued or goaded into sending her quota of men to meet the enemy. She voted the war of 1812 unholy, and furnished no men. When war was declared with Mexico, she voted herself out of the Union, which she declared broken up by that war, and the subsequent acquisition of territory on the Southern border. Notwithstanding all this disloyalty, when the country was engaged in a foreign war it was supposed that her fanaticism and malignity would prompt her to send men freely to war upon her former sister States of the South and desolate their lands. At first she exhibited great fire, and entered with tolerable alacrity into the business of volunteering. --As time has passed, though, we find her shewing her old propensity to let others fight while she makes money. She shuddered