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shod. Cannot Congress does not every man of com mon sense see,, that the Constitution does not fit this case; that secession is extro-constituUonal, extro-constituUonal, extro-constituUonal, and that swift measures must be taken in its own fields, and outside of the Constitution, to put it down ? In its own cotton fields we should operate with men, and arms, and ammunition, quickly. Proclaim freedom to the slave, with positive assurance that not a dime of indemnity shall ever be paid to any seceding State ; but that the slaves of the loyal States, existing and within their borders at the date of the proclamation, shall all be paid for. Help the negroes to fight their way to freedom, and settle their own accounts with their present masters ; they will make excellent bar gains with their owners in their own way. We can govern the seceded States as Territories till this work is done. Unless the government controls their movement, movement, they will act for themselves, and be very likely to perpetrate an indiscriminate massacre of the whites in every servile insurrection. This course will save thousands of lives, and a mint of money, and settle a pestilent question forever.