, dangerous State rights and secession.
[Applause.] Banish Lee
with the rest.
[Applause.] No government should ask of the South
, which he has wasted, and the North
, which he has murdered, such superabundant Christian patience as to tolerate in our streets the presence of a wretch whose hand upheld Libby Prison and Andersonville
, and whose soul is black with sixty-four thousand deaths of prisoners by starvation and torture.
What of our new President
His whole life is a pledge that he knows and hates thoroughly that caste
which is the Gibraltar of secession.
, mailed in State rights, seized slavery as its weapon to smite down the Union
, in 1833, “Slavery will be the next pretext for rebellion.”
Pretext! That pretext and weapon we wrench from the rebel hands the moment we pass the Antislavery amendment to the Constitution
Now kill caste
, the foe who wields it. Andy Johnson
id our natural leader for this.
His life has been pledged to it. He put on his spurs with this vow of knighthood.
He sees that confiscation, land placed in the hands of the masses
, is the means to kill this foe.
Land and the ballot are the true foundations of all governments.
Intrust them, wherever loyalty exists, to all those black
, who have upheld the flag.
[Applause.] Reconstruct no State without giving to every loyal man in it the ballot.
I scout all limitations of knowledge, property, or race.
[Applause.] Universal suffrage for me; that was the Revolutionary model.
Every freeman voted, black
, whether he could read or not. My rule is, any citizen liable to be hanged for crime is entitled to vote for rulers, The ballot insures the school.
has not yet uttered a word which shows that he sees the need of negro suffrage to guarantee the Union
The best thing he has said on this points showing