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all other States.
The assumption that negroes are not, and cannot be, citizens, is abundantly refuted by the action of several of the Slave States themselves.
Till within a recent period, free negroes were not merely citizens, but electors, of those States--which all citizens are not, or need not be. John Bell, when first elected to Congress, in 1827, running out Felix Grundy, received the votes of several colored electors, and used, long after, to confess his obligation to them.
North Carolina allowed her free negroes, who possessed the requisite qualifications in other respects, to vote, regardless of their color, down to about 1830.
Their habit of voting for the Federal or Whig candidates, and against the Democratic, was a subject of frequent and jocular remark — the Whigs insisting that the instincts of the negro impelled him uniformly to associate, so far as practicable, with the more gentlemanly portion of the white race.
In the year 1835,
December 19th. the Legisl
ored seamen, cooks, etc., of Northern vessels trading to Charleston.
Massachusetts, therefore, at length resolved, through ant trusts, including a seat in Congress — to proceed to Charleston, and there institute the necessary proceedings, in orderw duty, and left home accordingly in November, 1844, for Charleston; reaching that city on the 28th of that month.
So utterim, and requested of him an introduction to the Mayor of Charleston, his object being to procure access to the records of or courts of law or equity, or the recorder of the city of Charleston, unless admitted to bail by the said judge or recorder; ouse.
When seated, the sheriff inquired his business in Charleston; and was answered that he had already communicated it toeamen who had been taken out of Massachusetts vessels in Charleston, and there imprisoned under the law in question, and he rbance.
The next day at noon, three leading citizens of Charleston, two of them eminent lawyers, and the third a president