unicate with anybody South.
Mr. Kasson--But the gentleman said peace can be restored.
Mr. Brooks--Suppose we try. At an early period of the war, Vice-Presiders Stephens made an effort to be heard, but was refused, and another attempt was alike unsuccessful.
All I can say is, try ! If we succeed, honor will rest on our efon Southern men.
Mr. Kasson--Did I understand you to say any authorized commander had been refused to trust for peace !
Mr. Brooks--It was understood Mr. Stephens was authorized.
Mr. Kasson--That was denied by the rebel Government.
Mr. Brooks--It was re-affirmed in Mr. Stephens's speech.
Mr. Kasson--I did Mr. Stephens's speech.
Mr. Kasson--I did not see it.
Mr. Brooks, in conclusion, appealed to New England men everywhere, who now governed this country, to rise above sectionation and provincialism and remember what John Adams did when he made George Washington, of Virginia, commander-in-chief of the army of the United States, to imitate this patriotism, this illustri