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1853. his speech on Military Affairs. on the basis of Representation. on the Bill of rights. a finger point from Plymouth rock. reply to Mr. Douglas. a day of trial. Landmark of freedom. importance of the question at issue. iniquity o the prominent question of the day (for he could not then speak openly), he entitled this address a Finger-point from Plymouth rock. He concluded it in this eloquent and suggestive strain:-- These outcasts, despised in their own day by the proge to the character of the Pilgrims (and I cannot suppose otherwise), then is it well for us to be here. Standing on Plymouth Rock, at their great anniversary, we cannot fail to be elevated by their example. We see clearly what it has done for theedom, than the halting politician forgetful of principle, with a senate at his heels. Such, sir, is the voice from Plymouth Rock, as it salutes my ears. Others may not hear it; but to me it comes in tones I cannot mistake. I catch its noble wor