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Gags--dissolution Of The Union!

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Day
9
Month
March
Year
1842
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Public Domain
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Remarles of Mr. Underwood of Kentucky, Jan. 27, 1842. Ha therefore said, in reference to all those rules, denominated gag-rules'away witb them." They (ihe Soulh) were the weaker portion, were ii the minorUy. - The Norih could do wht ihey pleaaed with them; they could adopt their own measures. AU he asked wa9, that they would let them (the South) know whai those measures were- that they would show their hand; and when he and hts constituenta knew precisely what was intended; then they would be prepared to tuke the ULTÍMATE STEPS bieb became them as men. What then did the rules do? The gentleman from Virginia, (Mr. Wise,) tho other day, notwithstanding the rules, had taken up abolilion papers, and read one after anoiher to show ihe various abolitioi) moyements. Mr. U. áaid he had nol censured the gentleman; far frora t. lie had no objec tions to h8 discussing it fully, ond 10 Northern níen talking in the same wuy. His policy had been to ascertaio what Northern men tundee!. Lel ihcm ull dUcuás as much as they pleased on this particular topic. They had attempted, by the 21st rule, to suppress debate on this subject; and that attempt at suppression, in failing to show who had the right to petition and who had not, had been the source ol all the agitalion, alarm, and apprehension on the purl of the people he represenied. He wanted this thing dune away with. One thing he knew very well: that the State he in part represenied had perhaps a deeper interest in this sulject tlvm any olher, except Maryland and a small portion of Virginia. And why? Because he knew that, to dissolve the bonds of this Union, and separate the difl'erent States composing this confederacy, making the Ohio river the iine,and Mason and Dixon's line the boundary - he knew as soon as that was done, slavery was d.ne in Kntucky, Maryland, and a large portion ol Virginia, and it would extend lo all the States south of this line. THE D1SSOLUTION OF THE UNION WAS THE ÜISSOLUTÍON OF SLAV ERY. It had been the common practice for Suuthern rnen to get up on this floor and say "touch this subject, and we will dissulve this Union as a remedy." Thcir remedy was the destruction of the thing which they wishetl to save, and any sensible mtin could see it. I If they split, the Northern men would say that as soon as a tnan touches our borders he was disenthralled. li' the Union were dissolved into two part?, as he had suppoi sed, the alavés would cross the line, and ,i then turn round and curse his master froin j the other shore. That was their remedy ! i! Ani it might be that these petilioners hnd ï looked at this remedy, fir9t soggesled by . Southern mei. It was the very thing u i uccomplish their purpose; and if they suc ■ ceeded in it, it would accomplish this obI JRCt. But he believed there was good áense I enough in the people of the iNorth nnci ■ South, f they would raise this matter cuhn; ly, address their intellects, and speak te ! them as rational men, that thcre was rea)] son enough in them to save this Union.

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