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Página 343 - The North has only to will it to accomplish it ; to do justice by conceding to the South an equal right in the acquired territory, and to do her duty by causing the stipulations relative to fugitive slaves to be faithfully fulfilled ; to cease the agitation of the slave question...
Página 172 - But let me not be understood as admitting, even by implication, that the existing relations between the two races, in the slaveholding states, is an evil : far otherwise ; I hold it to be a good, as it has thus far proved itself to be, to both, and will continue to prove so, if not disturbed by the fell spirit of abolition.
Página 348 - ... commencement. I have exerted myself, during the whole period, to arrest it, with the intention of saving the Union, if it could be done; and if it could not, to save the section where it has pleased Providence to cast my lot, and which I sincerely believe has justice and the Constitution on its side. Having faithfully done my duty to the best of my ability, both to the Union and my section, throughout this agitation, I shall have the consolation, let what will come, that I am free from all responsibility.
Página 167 - However sound the great body of the non-slaveholding States are at present, in the course of. a few years they will be succeeded by those who will have been taught to hate the people and institutions of nearly one-half of this Union, with a hatred more deadly than one hostile nation ever entertained towards another.
Página 295 - Constitution, which we now present, is the result of a spirit of amity, and of that mutual deference and concession which the peculiarity of our political situation rendered indispensable.
Página 36 - But suppose the Constitution to be silent; why should we be confined in the application of moneys to the enumerated powers? There is nothing in the reason of the thing that I can perceive why it should be so restricted; and the habitual and uniform practice of the Government coincides with my opinion.