ne, two or three years, and perhaps we will be relieved.
Certainly we would be relieved -- of our slave property.
If the Union was to be dissevered, those who had broken the covenant should leave it — he would not; he would fight first.
If we stay here, the question will be shall we submit to the oppressor with whom we are confederated now?
He would say to those who would commit us to war social, war civil, and war servile, that they should not commit him without a fight.
He implored Virginians not to wrangle among themselves.
A submission to the oppressors would drive away many of our best citizens, and the result would be cheap lands and a new population.
Mr.Wise went on to allude to the mineral treasures of Virginia, and asked if it was the policy to get rid of the negroes, and abolitionize the State, by introducing Northern operatives to develop the mines.
He then expressed his belief, that one object of the party now concentrating armies to coerce us, was to confederate w