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22d Congress, [ Doc. No. 143. 1 Ho. of Reps.
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SOUTH CAROLINA— FREE TRADE PARTY— YORK DISTRICT.



February 25. 1833.
Read, and laid upon die table.



At a numerous meeting of the ^tafe Rights Party of York District, held at
Yorkville, on Monciay the 7th instant, VVm. R. Hill was called to the
chair, and N. M. Foulkes appointed secretary. The following resolu-
tions were proposed, and unanimously adopted:

1st. Resohed, That this meeting adheres to the opinion, heretofore ex-
pressed, that, whenever Congress exceeds its powers, each State of this con-
federacy " has the right, and is in duty bound, to interpose and protect her
citizens from .•such usurpation.''

2d. Resolved, That this meeting now, as heretofore, entertains the opinion
that the acts of C'ongress for the protection of domestic manufactures are
*' unconstitutional and oppressive."
\ 3d. Resolved^ That the Convention of the people of this State having
f passed an ordinance to nullify the said tariff acts — and the Legislature, in
pursuance of the said ordinance, having enacted certain laws to prevent their
operation within the limits of this State — it is the duty of every citizen of
South Carolina to obey a.'ul enforce the said ordinance, and the laws passed
in pursuance thereof: and tnis meeting doth hereby pledge themselves to
sustain the same by all the means within their power.

4th Resolved, That the conduct of the President of the United States in
issuing his jiroclamation to the people of this Siate, lecturing them on the
rights of the States, and directing them to repeal their legislation, is an high-
handed act of usurpation, and an unwarrantable interference, by the Execu-
tive of this confederacy, between the parties of this State, calculated, and
perhaps intended, to stimulate a portion of our citizens to open rebellion
against the constituted authorities.

5th. Resolved, That Tue doctrines of the President, in his said proclama-
tion, are ultra-fedend, utterly subversive of the rights of the States, and
teiid to a single consolidated government, without limitation of power

Glh. Resolved, Tha* the intimation of the President, in his said proclama-
tion, that the people of this State are influenced by poliiical leaders, who are
deceiving them, is. as we believe, dictated by a spirit of |)ersonal hostility
to certain distmguished citizens of this State — an insult to our inteliigence,
and a reflectiori on the j)atriotism of those in whom we rej)Ose confidence.

7tli. Resolved, I'hai the President of the United States has uo \c<i.A or
constitutional rigid to declare -.var against a sovereign State. But, shouid he
attPH'pt to carry his threats into execution, we v/ill, by the blessings of God,



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repel force by force: and, for this purpose, we do hereby tender our services
to the Governor; and we will be ready to defend, at every hazard, the rights
and liberties of South Carolina.

8th. Resolvedj Thai a copy of these resolutions be forwarded to the Pre- .,.
sident: and another to our representative in Congress, to be laid before that "^
body. \

W. R. HILL, Chairman.

N. M. FouLKES, Secretary.

York C. H., January 14M, 1833.



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