was then introduced by George Thompson
, and began a long address in the following terms:2
Mr. Chairman—It is long since I sacrificed all my national,3 complexional and local prejudices upon the altar of Christian love, and, breaking down the narrow boundaries of a selfish patriotism, inscribed upon my banner this motto: My country is the world; my countrymen are all mankind. It is true, in a geographical sense, I am now in a foreign territory; but still it is a part of my country.
I am in the midst of strangers; but still surrounded by my countrymen.
There must be limits to civil governments and national domains.
There must be names to distinguish the natural divisions of the earth, and the dwellers thereon.
There must be varieties in the form, color,