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1 Mr. Choate said in his speech at Faneuil Hall, “If the philanthropist wishes to say anything about slavery, let him strike his blow in Cuba, let him strike it below the line, let him go where the stars and stripes do not wave over it.” Is there not a story of one who listening to a sermon which asserted that all the world would be reformed, if every man would reform one sinner, cried out, “True, I'll go right home and reform my brother Bill!” and if there be such a story, is not the advice of the eloquent gentleman flat plagiarism? Besides, George Thompson has come to his Cuba, come where his “stars and stripes [The Union Jack] do not wave,” and yet the Choates of the island do not seem to agree with their Boston relative, that this is his “appropriate sphere!”
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