his loved country too dear, if he begs it by words not truthful from the lips of Louis Kossuth
“ Happy art thou, free nation of America
, that thou hast founded thy house upon the only solid basis of a nation's liberty!
Thou hast no tyrants among thee to throw the apple of Eros
into thy Union!
Thou hast no tyrants to raise the fury of hatred in thy national family!”
This he says, when he knows that the newspapers of one half the Union
are full of the records of the atrocities perpetrated by the white man upon the blacks, guilty of nothing but a skin not colored like their own. I defy Kossuth
to find in any German paper, at the very fount of Austrian
despotism, such advertisements as daily fill our Southern presses.
I defy him to match the crimes and wickedness of the press that leagues with despotism in this land.
Mothers sold with their infants six weeks old, together or apart
. I defy him to match the advertisements coming from our Southern States, calling for a man or his head: Fifty dollars reward for a man, dead or alive!
A land with three millions of slaves, and not a tyrant!
Free speech achieved on the floor of Congress only after a dozen years of struggle, and still a penal offence in one half the Union
; our jails filled with men guilty only of helping a brother-man to his liberty,--yet the keen eyes of this great soul can see nothing but a “solid basis of Liberty” ! Southern Conventions to dissolve the Union
; the law executed in Boston
at the point of the bayonet; riot, as the government calls it, stalking through the streets of Detroit
, and New York; Massachusetts
denied by statute the right to bring an action in South Carolina
setting a price on the head of a Boston printer; senators threatening to hang a brother senator, should he set foot in a Southern State; the very