Messrs. Brooks and Keitt, Representatives on Congress from South Carolina, have resigned their seats in consequence of the arbitrary action of the House in endeavoring by a sectional vote to expel the former, and passing upon the latter severe censure for not betraying the counsels of his friend as to the assault upon Sumner. All the facts will be found in another section of our paper. The Carolina Times says that Governor Adams has designated the 28th instant as the day for holding elections to fill the vacancies.
Several of the papers of the State affect surprise
at the course of our Representatives. We feel none.
It is the usual resort, and is an appeal from the
factionalism of Congress to the deliberation of
constituents. If these gentlemen have been guilty of the
heinous offences alleged against them, let the people
approve or else disprove, the action of the House.
In South Carolina, however, there is but one voice.
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