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John G. Davis
Speech of John G. Davis. to the Indiana State (Democratic) Convention, at Indianapolis, January 8th, 1862. In our edition of Wednesday last, we published an interesting account of the proceedings of the Indiana State Convention, held at Indianapolis on the 8th instant. Hon. John G. Davis, in the absence of the Committee on Resolutions, was called upon to address the Convention, which he did in the following spirited manner: He said he felt honored by being thus invited by his fellow-citizens, but if he was unequal to the task of doing justice to the subject, perhaps the inability might arise because of his recent visit to Richmond, Va., by way of Hopkinsville, Kentucky (Laughter.) if he had known beforehand that he was about to take that trip, he would have been happy to have been bearers of dispatch from Democrats of the North to their friends in the South. [Cheers and laughter] If he had made that trip, he probably would have it in his power to state that h