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They all agree, they are all unanimous in Congress, in the States, on the rostrum, in the sanctuary - everywhere they declare that slavery shall not go into the Territories. — Robert Toombs

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The principles and policy of these Presidents were marked by the most enlarged and comprehensive statesmanship, promoting the highest interests of the Republic. — Robert Toombs

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When we acquired California and New- Mexico this party, scorning all compromises and all concessions, demanded that slavery should be forever excluded from them, and all other acquisitions of the Republic, either by purchase or conquest, forever. — Robert Toombs

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There were thousands of abolitionists who were free traders. — Robert Toombs

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Certainly there was no just cause of complaint from the Northern States - no advantage was ever sought or obtained by them for their section of the Republic. — Robert Toombs

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Mr. Tyler acquired Texas by voluntary compact, and Mr. Polk California and New Mexico by successful war. — Robert Toombs

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We have not sought this conflict; we have sought too long to avoid it; our forbearance has been construed into weakness, our magnanimity into fear, until the vindication of our manhood, as well as the defence of our rights, is required at our hands. — Robert Toombs

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The door of conciliation and compromise is finally closed by our adversaries, and it remains only to us to meet the conflict with the dignity and firmness of men worthy of freedom. — Robert Toombs

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We had a large common domain, already added by the several States for the common benefit of all; purchase and war might make large additions to this common domain; hence the power over existing and future territories, with the stipulation to admit new States, was conferred. — Robert Toombs

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With these vast advantages, ordinary and extraordinary, one would have supposed the North would have been content, and would have at least respected the security and tranquility of such obedient and profitable brethren; but such is not human nature. — Robert Toombs

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In 1790 we had less than eight hundred thousand slaves. Under our mild and humane administration of the system they have increased above four millions. — Robert Toombs

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Neither these statesmen nor their constituents sought in any way to use the Government for the interest of themselves or their section, or for the injury of a single member of the Confederacy. — Robert Toombs

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The mongers brought them together upon a mutual surrender of their principles. — Robert Toombs

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Those who tell you that the territorial question is an abstraction, that you can never colonize another territory without the African slavetrade, are both deaf and blind to the history of the last sixty years. — Robert Toombs

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Conflicting commercial regulations of the different States shackled and diminished both foreign and domestic trade; hence the power to regulate commerce was conferred. — Robert Toombs

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There are courageous and honest men enough in both sections to fight. There is no question of courage involved. The people of both sections of this Union have illustrated their courage on too many battlefields to be questioned. They have shown their fighting qualities shoulder to shoulder whenever their country has called upon them; but that they may never come in contact with each other in fratricidal war, should be the ardent wish of every true man and honest patriot. — Robert Toombs

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Besides, we had a large debt, contracted at home and abroad in our War of Independence; therefore the great power of taxation was conferred upon this Government. — Robert Toombs

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The day the army of Virginia allows a negro regiment to enter their lines as soldiers they will be degraded, ruined, and disgraced. — Robert Toombs

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The basis, the corner-stone of this Government, was the perfect equality of the free, sovereign, and independent States which made it. — Robert Toombs

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Peace and commerce with foreign nations could be more effectually and cheaply cultivated by a common agent; therefore they gave the Federal Government the sole management of our relations with foreign governments. — Robert Toombs

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Liberty, in its last analysis, is but the sweat of the poor and the blood of the brave. — Robert Toombs

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They demanded a monopoly of the coasting trade, in order to get higher freights than they could get in open competition with the carriers of the world. — Robert Toombs

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The firing on that fort will inaugurate a civil war greater than any the world has yet seen ... you will lose us every friend at the North. You will wantonly strike a hornet's nest which extends from mountains to ocean. Legions now quiet will swarm out and sting us to death. It is unnecessary. It puts us in the wrong. It is fatal. — Robert Toombs

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Give us equality of enjoyment, equal right to expansion - it is as necessary to our prosperity as yours. — Robert Toombs

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This position of this Northern party brought about the troubles of 1850, and the political excitement of 1854. — Robert Toombs

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We can today open wide the history of their administrations and point with pride to every act, and challenge the world to point out a single act stained with injustice to the North, or with partiality to their own section. — Robert Toombs

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The instant the Government was organized, at the very first Congress, the Northern States evinced a general desire and purpose to use it for their own benefit, and to pervert its powers for sectional advantage, and they have steadily pursued that policy to this day. — Robert Toombs

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The North understand it better - they have told us for twenty years that their object was to pen up slavery within its present limits - surround it with a border of free States, and like the scorpion surrounded with fire, they will make it sting itself to death. — Robert Toombs

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I very much regret, in appearing before you at your request, to address you on the present state of the country, and the prospect before us, that I can bring you no good tidings. — Robert Toombs

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They enlarged the domains of commerce by treaties with all nations, upon the great principle of equal justice to all nations, and special favors to none. — Robert Toombs