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MASS. ANTI-SLAVERY SOCIETY, 25 CORNHILL.
169233 ABTOR, LENOX AND TILOUR FOUNDATION,
Entered according to act of Congress, in the year 1840,
BY RICHARD HILDRETH,
STEREOTYPED BY GEO. A. AND J. CURTIS,
“The impression which has gone abroad of the weakness of the South, as connected with the slave-question, exposes us to such constant attacks, has done us so much injury, and is calculated to produce such infinite mischiefs, that I embrace the occasion presented by the remarks of the gentleman from Massachusetts, to declare that we are ready to meet the question promptly and fearlessly. It is one from which we are not disposed to shrink, IN WHATEVER FORM, OR
UNDER WHATEVER CIRCUMSTANCES IT MAY BE PRESSED UPON
We are ready to make up the issue as to the influence of slavery on individual and national character-on the prosperity and greatness either of the United States, or particular States. Sir, when arraigned at the bar of public opinion, on this charge of slavery, we can stand up with conscious rectitude, plead not guilty, and put ourselves upon God and our country.”—Speech of ROBERT Y. Hayne, of South Carolina, in reply to Mr. Webster, delivered in the Senate of the United States, Jan. 21, 1830.