avery a curse?
Marshall, Barry, Randolph, Faulkner, and Chandler answer in the affirmative; and thus replies Mr. James McDowell, junior, the delegate from Rockbridge:
Slavery a Leprosy.
Sir, if our ancestors had exerted the firmness, which, the unanimous opinion of the numerous delegates who spoke on this occasion, as well as of those who were silent.
Says Mr. McDowell:
In this investigation there is no difficulty — nothing has been left to speculation or inquiry; for however widelreside every time that he hears the report of a solitary rifle in the woods. )
A beautiful domestic institution.
Mr McDowell proceeds to unfold the exceeding beauty of slavery as a domestic institution:
It is quaintly remarked by Lord Ba the numerical ascendency of the slave shall inspire him with confidence in his force.
Slavery a national evil.
Mr. McDowell regards slavery as a national as well as a State and domestic calamity.
With this passage from his speech, I will clo