‘You declare that you never heard of my name before—2 that we are entire strangers to each other. But you knew, it appears, my age and origin long ago. (Vide the Yankee of Feby. 27 and March 12.) I have only to repeat without vanity, what I declared publicly to another opponent—a political one— (and I think he will never forget me,) that, if my life be spared, my name shall one day be known so extensively as to render private enquiry unnecessary; and known, too, in a praiseworthy manner. I speak in the spirit of prophecy, not of vainglory,—with a strong pulse, a flashing eye, and a glow of the heart. The task may be yours to write my biography.’
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