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Robert Toombs

American,  Politician
Total Quotes : 26
Equal Enjoyment Give

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

- Robert Toombs

Commercial Regulate

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

Free Were Thousands

There were thousands of abolitionists who were free traders.

- Robert Toombs

Abroad Large Contracted

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

Republic Cause Certainly

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

Use Confederacy Sought

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

Slaves Humane Hundred

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

Republic Marked Promoting

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

Government Perfect Which

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

- Robert Toombs

Wide Stained Single Act

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

Door Worthy Finally

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

Political About Brought

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

- Robert Toombs

Sanctuary Congress Declare

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

Principle Great Principle

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

Competition Trade Could

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

Hands Been Vindication

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

Purpose Congress Very

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

Blind Question Sixty

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

Sole Cheaply Cultivated

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

Death North Surrounded

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