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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)
anton, reckless, tyrannical exercise of power. It is not justice on earth. It is not justice before God in heaven. My opinion about it is that you had better have left the courts open to our people, and let those men who had ruthlessly and recklessly violated every precept, law, and Constitution, take the legal consequences of their act. But, Mr. Chairman, there is no excuse or palliation 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