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and effectual mode by which it can be accomplished, and that is, by the legislative authority; and this, as far as my suffrage will go, shall not be wanting.
Patrick Henry, while confessing that he was a master of slaves, said, I will not, I cannot justify it. However culpable my conduct, I will so far pay my devoir to virtue, asf freedom.
Thus the soldier, the orator, and the philosopher of the Revolution, all unite in homage to Freedom.
Washington, so wise in counsel and in battle; Patrick Henry, with his tongue of flame; Franklin, with his heaven-descended sagacity and humanity, all bear testimony to the true spirit of the times in which they lived, all.
It is the idea which carried Washington through a seven years war; which inspired Lafayette; which touched with coals of fire the lips of Adams, Otis, and Patrick Henry.
Ours is an idea which is, at least, noble and elevating; it is an idea which draws in its train virtue, goodness, and all the charities of life—all that make