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[199] they do for Slavery. We too must be united. Among us at last mutual criticism, crimination, and feud must give place to mutual sympathy, trust and alliance. Face to face against the Slave Oligarchy must be rallied the United masses of the North, in compact political association—planted on the everlasting base of justice—knit together by the instincts of a common danger, and by the holy sympathies of humanity—enkindled by a love of Freedom, not only for themselves, but for others—determined to enfranchise the national government from degrading thraldom—and constituting the Backbone party, powerful in numbers, wealth, and intelligence, but more powerful still in an inspiring cause. Let this be done, and victory will be ours.

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