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The exposure of the powerful and the protection of the weak; these are not only invaluable liberties, but commanding duties.

At last the country sees that Andrew Johnson, who came to supreme power by a bloody accident, has become the successor of Jefferson Davis in the spirit by which he is governed, and in the mischief he is inflicting on his country.

Pardon me if I read a brief lesson: “The dogmas of the past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with dificulty and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew, and act anew. We must disen thrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country.

These are the words of Abraham Lincoln. Let us heed the lesson. Charles Sumner, Senate Chamber, January 18th, 1867.

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