South Carolina Exposition and Protest
BY THE SPECIAL COMMITTEE
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
READ AND ORDERED TO BE PRINTED,
Dec. 19th, 1828.
COLUMBIA, S. C.
D. W. SIMS, STATE PRINTER
The Committee of the whole, to whom were referred the Governor’s Message and various memorials on the subject of the Tariff, having reported, and the House having adopted the following resolution, viz:
“Resolved, That it is expedient to protest against the unconstitutionality and oppressive operation of the system of protecting duties, and to have such protest entered on the Journals of the Senate of the United States—Also, to make a public exposition of our wrongs and of the remedies within our power, to be communicated to our sister states, with a request that they will co-operate with this state in procuring a repeal of the Tariff for protection, and an abandonment of the principle; and if the repeal be not procured, that they will co-operate in such measures as may be necessary for arresting the evil.”
“Resolved, That a committee of seven be raised to call the foregoing resolution into effect:” which was decided in the affirmative, and the following gentlemen appointed on the committee, viz—James Gregg, D. L. Wardlaw, Hugh S. Legare, Arthur P. Hayne, Wm. C. Preston, William Elliott, and R. Barnwell Smith.