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JOHN C. CALHOUN.

VOL. VI.

NEW YORK:
D. APPLETON AND COMPANY,

346 AND 848 BROADWAY.

M.DCCC.LVII.

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PUBLIC LETTERS

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JOHN C. CALHOUN.

EDITED BY

RICHARD K. CRAL LÉ.

NEW YORK :
D. APPLETON AND COMPANY

346 AND 348 BROADWAY.

M.DCCC.LVII.

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ENTERED, according to act of Congress, in the year 1555, by

D. APPLETON AND COMPANY, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States, for the Southern

District of New York.

PREFACE.

In the present volume the Editor has endeavored to bring together, without special reference to subject or dates, such Papers as may, in the main, be ranked under the head of Political Essays. Some of these have never before been published; while others appear in a different, if not a more perfect state. They were, for the most part, written at the instance, and for the use of his friends, who, in preparing them for the Press, were allowed and exercised some liberty of private judgment, as well as freedom of criticism. These privileges were, no doubt, cautiously and discreetly used; but in this collection of his Works, the Editor has felt himself constrained to adhere strictly to the original manuscripts of the author, in all cases where they could be procured. He regrets, however, to state that he has not been always successful in his efforts to obtain the originals. Many, it is to be feared, are now irretrievably lost; and amongst them that of the Address to his political friends and supporters,—which is the more to be regretted as the Editor has reason to believe it contained some important matter which does not appear in the printed Copy.

“The Exposition," as well as the Report prepared for the Committee on Federal Relations, and the Addresses (the one to the People of South Carolina, and the other to the People of the

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