spicuously as the representatives of the true democracy in America, and for their beneficent labors they now receive the benedictions of the good in all lands.
There were other men in Great Britain who had an intelligent conception of the machinery of our Government, and who could not be deceived by the sophistries of the disciples of Calhoun into a belief that the armed enemies of the Republic were any less rebels against sovereign authority than would.
a like band of insurgents be in Lancashire, or any county of England, arrayed against the Crown.
They well understood that if the American insurgents,. whose fathers helped to form the Republic which they were trying to destroy, and who had perfect equality in public affairs with the whole nation, could be justified in rebelling against it, the Irish people--a conquered nation, and made a part of Great Britain against their will — had the fullest warrant for rebelling against their English conquerors at any and at all times.