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Robert Toombs

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Besides, we had a large debt, contracted at home and abroad in our War of Independence; therefore the great power of taxation was conferred upon this Government.

— Robert Toombs

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Certainly there was no just cause of complaint from the Northern States - no advantage was ever sought or obtained by them for their section of the Republic.

— Robert Toombs

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Conflicting commercial regulations of the different States shackled and diminished both foreign and domestic trade; hence the power to regulate commerce was conferred.

— Robert Toombs

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Give us equality of enjoyment, equal right to expansion - it is as necessary to our prosperity as yours.

— Robert Toombs

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I very much regret, in appearing before you at your request, to address you on the present state of the country, and the prospect before us, that I can bring you no good tidings.

— Robert Toombs

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In 1790 we had less than eight hundred thousand slaves. Under our mild and humane administration of the system they have increased above four millions.

— Robert Toombs

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Mr. Tyler acquired Texas by voluntary compact, and Mr. Polk California and New Mexico by successful war.

— Robert Toombs

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Neither these statesmen nor their constituents sought in any way to use the Government for the interest of themselves or their section, or for the injury of a single member of the Confederacy.

— Robert Toombs

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The basis, the corner-stone of this Government, was the perfect equality of the free, sovereign, and independent States which made it.

— Robert Toombs

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The door of conciliation and compromise is finally closed by our adversaries, and it remains only to us to meet the conflict with the dignity and firmness of men worthy of freedom.

— Robert Toombs

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" He delivered a farewell address in the Senate (January 7 1861) in which he said: “We want no negro equality no negro citizenship; we want no negro race to degrade our own; and as one man [we] would meet you upon the border with the sword in one hand and the torch in the other. "

Early life
Born near Washington Wilkes County Georgia Robert Augustus Toombs was the fifth child of Catherine Huling and Robert Toombs.

Clawson says he was "a bullish politician whose blend of acerbic wit fiery demeanor and political tact aroused the full spectrum of emotions from his constituents and colleagues. [he] could not balance his volatile personality with his otherwise keen political skill.

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