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Slave Trade At The South

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MOVEMENT IN TUK SoUTH. We find in the Tuscaloosa (Ala.) Journal, a. report submitted to the House of Representatives of that State, by a special commiltee, upon the subject of the domeatic slave tradc. It is important, as indicating, on the part of the holders of slavcs, u conviction of the ill-tendencies of that traiTic, upon the interests, snfety and character of the States which lurnish the market. The report is accompanied by n bill prohibiting, under scvere penalties, the introduction of slaves by iraders or nonresidenls. The object of this important tnovement are thus stated by the editor of the Journal: - "The committee complain, that otir slave population is becoming too numerous for the interests and security of the citizens of the State; and that non-resident planters send their slaves among us, and withdraw the proceeds of their labor to be expended in other States. They further express the fear that, ns popular opinión is setting itself against the continualion of slavcry in Kentucky, Virginia, and other States, we nmy be overrun with this class of