principle, which must from inexorable necessity,
control all free governments, namely, that the ma-
jority shall rule; and when they shall have declared
their will in a legal and constitutional way, that the
minority shall submit to their sovereign decree. But
in case of a rebellion of the minority against the
majority, should they succeed in such a strange and
hopeless enterprise, is there any probability, or even
possibility that they could institute a new form of
government that would better secure the rights of
the people, than the happy form of government under
which we live, with a provision in its organic law,
for any amendment in a peaceable and constitutional
way, which the American people may deem necessary
in the great charter of their freedom Every right-
minded man must answer this question with a broad
and emphatic NO!
  The teaching of the Apostle Peter upon the great
subject of submission to political rulers, is equally
clear and explicit: "Submit yourselves," says he to
his Christian brethren, "to every ordinance of man
for the Lord's sake, whether to the king as supreme
(ruler), or unto governors as unto them, who are sent
by him for the punishment of evil-doers, and for the
praise of them that do well. For so is the will of God,
that with well-doing you might put to silence the igno-
rance of foolish men. As free and not using your
liberty for a cloak of maliciousness; but as the servants
of God. Honor all men. Love the brotherhood ; fear