The last act of the retiring editor was to commend to his readers the speech made by Henry Clay at a dinner given him in Washington on the termination of his service as Secretary of State, in which he had reflected severely on the incoming President. ‘Henry Clay,’ he declared, ‘at this moment stands on a higher eminence than he ever before occupied. His attitude is sublime— his front undaunted—his spirit unsubdued. It is impossible to read his noble speech without mingled emotions of pride, indignation, reverence, and delight.’ And he thereupon proceeded to nominate him as a candidate
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