Will you aid them in their work of subjugation and tyranny?
When the Government at Washington calls for volunteers or recruits to carry on the work of subjugation and tyranny under the specious phrase of enforcing the laws, retaking and protecting the public property, and collecting the revenue, let every Democrat fold his arms, and bid the minions of Tory despotism do a Tory despot's work.
Say to them fearlessly and boldly, in the language of England's great Lord, the Earl of Chatham, whose bold words in behalf of the struggling colonies of America, in the dark hours of the Revolution, have enshrined his name in the heart of every friend of freedom and immortalized his fame wherever the name of liberty is known — say, in his thrilling language: If I were a Southerner, as I am a Northerner, while a foreign troop was landed in my country, I would never lay down my arms--never, never, never!
The Albany Argyus more cautiously and guardedly said:
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