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times, and so to embalm it there that to-day and in ail coming days it shall be a rebuke and a stumbling-block to the very harbingers of reappearing tyranny and oppression.


From a speech delivered at Cincinnati, Ohio,

September 17, 1859.

We know that “

you are all of a feather,” and that we have to beat you all together, and we expect to do it. We don't intend to be very impatient about it. We mean to be as deliberate and calm about it as it is possible to be, but as firm and resolved as it is possible for men to be. When we do as we say, beat you, you perhaps want to know what we will do with

you. I will tell you, so far as I am authorized to speak for the opposition, what we mean

to do with you.

We mean to treat you, as near as we possibly can, as Washington, Jefferson, and Madison treated you.

We mean to leave you alone, and in no way to interfere with your institution; to abide by all and every compromise of the Constitution, and, in a word, coming back to the original proposition, to treat you, so far as degenerated men (if we have degenerated) may, according to the example of those noble fathers—Washington, Jefferson, and Madison. We mean

to remember that you are as good as we; that there is no difference between us other than the difference of circumstances. We mean to recognize and bear in mind always that you have as good hearts in your bosoms as other people, or as we claim to have, and treat you accordingly. We

mean to marry your girls when we have a chance—the white ones, I mean, and I have the honor to inform you that I once did have a chance in that way. I have told


what we mean to do. I want to know, now, when that thing takes place, what do you mean to do? I often hear it intimated that you mean to divide the Union whenever a Republican or anything like it is elected President of the United States. A voice: "That is so.") " That is so," one of them says; I wonder if he is a Kentuckian? {A voice: “He is a Douglas man.") Well, then, I want to know what you are going to do with your half of it. Are you going to split the Ohio down through, and push your half off a piece? Or are you going to keep it right

alongside of us outrageous fellows? Or are you going to build up a wall some way between your country and ours, by which that movable property of yours can't come over here any more, to the danger of your losing it? Do you think you can better yourselves on that subject by leaving us here under no obligation whatever to return those specimens of your movable property that come hither?

You have divided the Union because we would not do right with you, as you think, upon that subject; when we cease to be under obligations to do anything for you, how much better off do you think you will be? Will


make war upon us and kill us all?

Why, gentlemen, I think you are as gallant and as brave men as live; that you can fight as bravely in

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