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ye mourned in sackcloth and ashes, over the Tariff of John of Quincy.

9. "And lo! I have come amongst you in this your day of tribulation, to give unto you succour and consolation. For verily ye are bowed down to the earth with grievous oppression.

10. "And the land wherein ye dwell is but as a 'Colony' to the realm, and ye bear on your necks a yoke of bondage, weightier than that wherewith ye were oppressed in the days which are past, when George the King, beyond the great waters, had dominion over you.

11. "Behold your fields yield abundantly the fruits of the earth, yet ye prosper not, neither do ye flourish; for that which ye pay in tribute draineth you of your substance.

12. "Moreover when ye complain, your voice is as the voice of babes and sucklings, the counsellors of the King hearken not thereunto, neither do they yield unto you respect. Ye have cried unto them for succour, but to your prayers have they turned a deaf ear.

13. "Wherefore, O men of Charleston! call no more upon Andrew the King, nor upon his counsellors, but call ye upon those who have the like feelings, and the like passions with yourselves, even upon the men of the South.

14. And the men of the South will hearken unto your voice, and they will join with you to resist the men of the North: and then will ye compel Andrew the King to give way to your prayers.

15. "Peradventure it shall come to pass, that Andrew the King will send a power against you to enforce the statutes of the realm, and ye may do battle with him, and thereby ye may be brought to rend in twain the provinces of his Kingdom:

16. "But be not dismayed, for I say unto you, the evils which ye suffer are 'not to be borne,' and they 'ought to be resisted at any and every hazard.'"

17. Now when Langdon had ceased speaking, the people marvelled greatly at his words, seeing that he had been an indweller for many years among those of whom he now spake bitterly, and had not, during all that time, opened his mouth to convince them of the error of their ways.

18. And they were yet the more astonished at his speech wherein he said, that he had come amongst them to share their sorrows; for they saw that he lived upon the fat of the land, and that the lords and the princes of the city offered unto him daily sumptuous feasts, and that he partook thereof.

19. And they were confounded at his words, so they held their peace, and waited patiently to see what time would bring forth.

20. Now when James, who is called "the Deluded," perceived that Langdon had said not a word giving praise to Nullification, or to its abiding place Convention, he began to fear lest the heart of Langdon was in secret turned against the followers of John the conjurer, and that he would not bow down before the work of John's hands.

21. And James became sorrowful thereat, and his spirit sank within him. But a certain Richard called upon him in a loud voice before all the people, and declared that he, James, should be made a Gover-