There were thousands of abolitionists who were free traders.
The mongers brought them together upon a mutual surrender of their principles.
Mr. Tyler acquired Texas by voluntary compact, and Mr. Polk California and New Mexico by successful war.
Give us equality of enjoyment, equal right to expansion - it is as necessary to our prosperity as yours.
This position of this Northern party brought about the troubles of 1850, and the political excitement of 1854.
The basis, the corner-stone of this Government, was the perfect equality of the free, sovereign, and independent States which made it.
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.
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.
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.
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.