Senator Butler is man who has “chosen a mistress to whom he has made his vows...I mean the harlot, Slavery”
Your crude references to slavery as a female have enraged my uncle and I, for you “insulted South Carolina and Judge Butler grossly.” I will make sure that you will be properly punished for your actions.
“I have read your speech twice over carefully. It is a libel on South Carolina, and Mr. Butler, who is a relative of mine.”
You've sandered my white-haired old relative, Senator Butler, and I've come to punish you for it.