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the men of the South the design which their evil counsellors had in their hearts against the Union of the realm of America.

27. So Robert, the Nullifier, was put to manifest shame before all the people.

28. And it came to pass that James, the son of James, was a captain over the provinces of the South, and was one of those who had conspired with George, the prophet, and with Robert, and with John, the sorcerer, in the plot which they had devised against the people of the South.

29. Now when Thomas, of Winyaw, had spoken to the people the counsel of George, James was sorely troubled, and his heart smote against his breast, because it was he of whom the word had been given by the mouth of the prophet George, "that one Government over all the land of America, would not be sufficient for the ambition of all its princes, and rulers, and captains."

30. And James arose and stood before Robert, and said to him: "Verily, O Robert, we are in great peril; we have in the days which are past, caused to be made statutes and ordinances like unto those which now spare not the people of the South, and which cleave asunder their rights.

31. "We have given counsel to John, and to the King before him, even to James, of Virginia, to eschew the voice of the wise captain from the South, even of William, from the province of Georgia, and we have turned into outer darkness the men who are called 'radicals.'

32. "Wherefore, O Robert! the people of the South may not put faith in the cry which we must raise against the statute of John, of Quincy, and against the words of Thomas, of Winyaw—but be not cast down, Robert!

33. "For I, even I James, will forthwith put from me for a time, all honour, and distinction, and power, and I will return to the people of the South, and will say unto them, Lo! I have laid aside all power and might, and have become as one of the most humble of these my countrymen.

34. "And I will declare to them that the counsel which we gave to James the King was evil, and that in those days I, James, was under 'a natural delusion;' and I will say that I have repented thereof; and then we will cry aloud against the ordinances of John of Quincy, and spare not.

"Then, O Robert! the people who have hearkened unto the words of Thomas, will again put their trust in us, and they will make me a Governor to rule over them, and then we shall have wherewithal to slay Thomas before the people, and to cast out William the just, and to make John the conjurer to reign over the land."

36. And Robert hearkened unto the counsel of James, and his soul was comforted, and his countenance was lighted with joy.

37. And in the fourth year of the reign of John of Quincy, James, the son of James, performed the promise which he had made to Robert the Nullifier, and returned home with fear and trembling to his people.