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"The True Liberty Party."

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Hére is a specimen of the zeal of the Whig party for ahtislayciy doctrines, as m&nifesied by Mr. Avcher, of Va.,a prominent Wliig, nnd already tallted of for the Presidency. It is from the debate in tho Señale oh Uieadtaiission of Florida. "Let hitn teil the Senators bolh from Maine and Massachusett?, ihat this was a matter that bclongs to the law of self preservation - that primevul and irreprievahle laV, whick of itstlf over-rodc all law and 'uil conslitution. If there were a hundred clausrs in Uie Constitu(ion, absolutely and explicitly prohibiting the passage of sucli a law, as ihat which prohibiled 'the ent ranee of free colored scamen into the southern States, they might, nevertheless feel themselvcs absolutely obliged to pass such a law." The Senator turned upon the Senator from Maine, and exclaimed, "why did the Senator from Maine come here, and, lending himsclf to the design of a band of fanatics, throw into the Senate such á firebrahd of discord?" 'They of the South," he continuedi "did nol care onefarthivg iohat the Conslüulign alloioed or disaïïoiced" "VVhen such Senators as thóso from Mnssachusetts and Maine come with firebrands in their hands, the South would lake precautions against the plague." But the masicr continued hls röbukes. Me charges the gentleman from Massachusetts with being compellcd by a certain influence to act against his own judgmenf, and such was the case with other Ëastern gentlemen. VVhen men ought nol to stir these questions even in conversation, but would do far botter quietly to togive them thego-by. "Tliosc who continued such an unprofitable and pernicious agitation were no patriots."


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