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The Daily Dispatch: March 23, 1865., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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n. Andy some awful licks, and the Army and Navy Gazette dissects him with a sharp instrument, and with evident loathing, as if it were dissecting something very disagreeable to its while hands. Our readers recollect Hon. Andy's speech to the assembled wisdom and virtue of the nation on the occasion of his being sworn in. We do not recollect any speech that seems to have created a like sensation except that of the red-nosed apostle of temperance, Rev. Mr. Stiggins, when he attended the "Ebenezer Branch" in a high state of inebriation, and invited several of the prominent friends of temperance to engage with him in single combat. The Army and Navy Gazette says that Mr. Johnson's "bearing at the capitol, 'trembling a little, probably, with excitement,' and his rather incoherent speech, 'which was scarcely audible on account of the noise in the galleries, ' have not escaped the reporters. And what is meant when, in public, a man utters platitudes, and makes those platitudes persona