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Correspondence of the Baltimore Sun Wamiinoton, Dec. iN, l S - l?. Slavery Question m the ll.iuseMr. luity's A'cWm - tions Gen. Taylor a nit his Cabinet Mr. Crittenden Discussions (ibul Abolitionism and Mileage, ,Vc. There can be very little trouble, hereafter, at least at this session, about the slavery question. The pro ceedings of the House to - day, if carefully considered show Mutt the majority ol the House are disposed Ui get rid of the whole subject. We shall hear no morel of abolition ill the District, at this session. Mem tars from the north may vote, occasionally, for tlnJ abolition measures, with a view to popularity afl nomc, niuiviui no purpose Ol action. Mr. Bailey's resolutions might, as I believe, lx adopted by a majoritv of lioth Houses. These resolu tions referred to the Southern Committee may be reJ ported. They represent, in my opinion, the seutiJ incuts of a majority of Congress. What lire they.1 jierciy a urciaraiiou mat congress has no ri"lit ioi interfere in tue matter of si ivt ry, any where. It i the true doctrine, and is likely to oe sustain! Mr. Bailey, at the commencement of the dcjjite oil the subject, at the last session, made a most able and in my opinion, an unanswered argument, to show that Congress has no riRht to legislate for territories no riKiU to interfere, in any way, with this matier! of slavery. If the southern committee maintain this, doctrine, thoy will be supported in it by Congress and the people. Tim most extreme of the southern members are prepared to uphold this doctrine. Mr Calhouu is willing to sustain it. Mr. Rhctt. who ha been accused of bring a disiiiuonisl, was not at the southern meeting, but it he had been in the city. and present at the meeting, what could he have done, ai a suppoitcr ol tieneral t nss, in the recent contest but to maintain the doctrine of the Nicholson letter" the Cass platform of lion - interference. I learn that there is a, letter in the euy from Gen Taylor, in which he says that he will not name bu neof his cabinet In - fore his an ival in this city . Tha one is, probably, Mr. Crittenden. Indeed, it is wel known that General Taylor has already coinmnnica tsd with Mr. C. on the subject. But it is insisted upon by some, who assume t. know, that Gov. Crittenden is pledged not to take oi hce under the general government during the terns lor wbicfi he is elected as iiovernor ot the late. hope that this is not so. This Congress have but some eight weeks for busi ness, and these precious hours - precious to the nubi lie nro iiiHipaicii, uuy m in um, niter me 1(1 1HSI1 - 1011, in wrangling about abolition and mileage. I hope the milerif e will not be curtailed. It suould be liberal, for those who conic tiom the greatest dirt tance make the greatest sacrifice of private bnninet,s ana personal convenience, in coming here. The "Union"' is not so strong at to afford the loss of the slightest of the tics that bind it together Ion.

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The Baltimore Sun
(Baltimore, Maryland)
29 Dec 1848, Fri  • Page 4

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