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I would wish. When I am asked to raise the flag of revolution against the Constitution, I am asked to do as unconstitutional thing, according to the Constitution as it now exists. I am asked to put myself in the position of a rebel, of a traitor, in a position where, if the Government should succeed and put me down in the revolution, I and my friends can be arraigned before the Supreme Court of the United States, and there sentenced to be hanged for violating the Constitution and laws of my country. And if I should be asked why sentence should not be passed on me, I could not then, as I can now, in reference to past issues, I could not say then, even to the bloody judges who sit upon the bench, my hands are guiltless of wrong against the Constitution of my country, and I appeal to an enlightened posterity, to the judgment of the world, to vindicate my name and memory, when, as Emmett said, my country shall have taken her place once more an equal among the nations of the earth."