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The Daily Dispatch: January 17, 1863., [Electronic resource], A speech on Lincoln's message from a Newly-elected U. S. Senator. (search)
liation for the arrests that have been made. I care not whether you take the case of the old man, like Mahoney, tottering to the grave; or the little boy in New England, who sells newspapers for a living; or men of high and spotless character and devoted fidelity to the laws, like Judge Duff, of Illinois; or the unfortunate boy who was confide in Camp Chase, who could not pay his washer woman's bill, and was, therefore, accused of disloyal practices; or take the men of great intellect, like Edson. B. Olds, of Ohio, or the unlearned squirrel hunter from my friend's (Mr. Robinson's) district, who did not know but that Jeff. Davis and Lincoln were on the same side; or the intermediate between these extremes — there is no one of them that could not have been tried in the place where the offence was said to have been committed; and, if found guilty, correct public sentiment would have seen that the penalties of the law were fully enforced upon them. In all these cases you have violated