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last solemn hour. I would that my friends should drop a few natural though unavailing tears, and then that they should carry out my bier to some sequestered spot, where overarching trees might drop their autumnal leaves; and there, if the hand of affection should ever raise a stone, let it have only this in. scription : A LOVER OF PEACE, OF LIBERTY, OF HIS COUNTRY-HE VOTED AGAINST THE MEXICAN WAR.”

Referring to the subject of slavery, and to the prospects of its extension through the medium of the war, he said :

“For once let the South know that some Northern men have Northern principles; that, though they love their favor and approbation much, they love more the favor and approbation of their own neighbors and constituents, and still more the approbation of their own consciences. On this great question of the extension of slavery, with all its fearful consequences, let it ney. er be said of any one representative of the free states that he sold his vote, and, like the base Judean,' for a few pieces of dirty silver, threw away a pearl worth more than all prospects of political advancement-worth more than all prospects of earth. ly enjoyment."

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Abh. Houston

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