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eat deliberation. Mr. Lincoln responded to the Mayor's address as follows: Mr. Lincoln's speech. Mr. Mayor--It is with feelings of deep gratitude that I make my acknowledgments for the reception extended to me by the commercial city of New York. I cannot but remember that this is done by a people, a majority of whom do not agree with me in political sentiments; and I am the more grateful because I see that in the great principles of our Government our people are very nearly, onfidence has been reposed in me; but I am sure I bring a heart devoted to the work. I am sure there is nothing that could bring me to consent, willingly to consent, to the destruction of this Union, under which not only the great commercial city of New York, but the whole country, has acquired its greatness, unless it be necessary for the preservation of the great principle for which the Union itself was made. I understand the ship to be made for the carrying of the cargo, and so long as the s
everybody to pray for him, which they promise to do, and on the same day, at Indianapolis, he discourses upon "passional attraction," "free love" and homÅ’pathic pills; next he holds forth at a town in Western New York, stating that he had received a letter from a girl in that town relating to the cultivation of his whiskers, and that he would be pleased to see her upon the stand. Whereupon the modest maiden was escorted to the stand, and Father Abraham kissed her. Finally, in the great city of New York, in the presence of an immense multitude, and of an anxious country and world, he throws up his hands before the famous boxer, Tom Hier, and cries out, "Don't hit me." Great Heavens! What has the country come to? Imagine Lord Palmerston on his way to Parliament, and in the presence of all London, throwing himself into a sparring position with Tom Sayers! Think of the Father of his Country, or of any President we ever had, squaring away at some noted pugilist! To have the independence