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Our Slave Trade

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Virginia has made mure money in the last ten years l'rom t lie sale ol liei slaves tü Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabanui, than fröin tho sale of all ihe rest oí the producís of" lier soil pul together. She has lived by selütig her man catile. Those who remaiued in Virginia weie fed on tiie sales of iheir l.rolhers and sisters. Slave labor is unprofilable in Virginia, but. slave broeding wilii a íorein inarket, ispruíiiable! Horrible country and soil, v;hose commanding slaple, for sitie and exporta- tion, is ils inhabitants. Yes, tlie nortliern portions of the slave terrilory would be doslroyed, wiihout einancipation, from a superabounding slave population, yyhose labor could not profitably be employed, in ihc States in which they were boni. They must einnri(?ipate whon they cannot seli, and send out ol' the State. Louisiana , Mississippi and Alabama, destroy, in their baleful climate, tlieir slaves sorapidly,that their planlations would soou be without laboréis, if they could not buy from Virginia and otiier Slatcs at the INorlh oí ihein.