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Evening session. The Committee was called to order by Mr. Southall at 4 o'clock P. M., and Mr. Rives resumed his remarks. He said it was his object to close his speech this evening, because he did not want it to be said that he consumed any more time than was necessary for an exposition of his views. He then proceeded to examine the existing causes of complaint against the North. With regard to the institution of African slavery, he said it was very easy for those who did not like it to get rid of their slaves, while those who did like it, sometimes found it very difficult to get them. He liked it, socially, morally, and politically, and he wished he could get a heap more of them. The election of Abraham Lincoln had been alluded to as a just cause of the dissolution of the Union. He averred that not one of those who supported Bell and Everett ever claimed that Lincoln's election would justify such a proceeding. He went further, and said that of all the Breckenridge spe