so far as my means will permit, when a similar opportunity, with a like prospect of success, is presented—and not for them only, but for any equally oppressed and suffering people on the face of the earth. If any “ extortion and plunder” were contrived and perpetrated in the meetings for Ireland at Vauxhall last season, I am wholly unconscious of it, though I ought to be as well informed as to the alleged “ extortion and plunder” as most others, whether my information were obtained in the character of conspirator or that of victim. I feel impelled, however, by the expressions employed in Mr. Brooks's card, to state that I have found nothing like an inclination to “ extortion and plunder” in the councils of the leading friends of Ireland in this city, and nothing like a suspicion of such baseness among the thousands who sustained and cheered them in their efforts. All the suspicions and imputations to which those have been subjected, who freely gave their money and their exertions in aid of the generous though ineffectual effort for Ireland's liberation, have originated with those who never gave that cause a prayer or a shilling, and have not yet traveled beyond them. Respectfully,
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Table of Contents:
Chapter 1 : the Scotch -Irish of New Hampshire .
Chapter 3 : early childhood.
Chapter 5 : at Westhaven , Vermont .
Chapter 6 : apprenticeship.
Chapter 7 : he wanders.
Chapter 8 : arrival in New York.
Chapter 10 : the first penny paper—and who thought of it.
Chapter 12 : editor of the New Yorker .
Chapter 15 : starts the Tribune .
Chapter 16 : the Tribune and Fourierism.
Chapter 18 : the Tribune and J. Fenimore Cooper .
Chapter 19 : the Tribune continues.
Chapter 20 : Margaret Fuller .
Chapter 21 : editorial repartees.
Chapter 23 : three months in Congress.
Chapter 24 : Association in the Tribune office .
Chapter 26 : three months in Europe .
Chapter 27 : recently.
Chapter 28 : day and night in the Tribune office .
Chapter 29 : position and influence of Horace Greeley .
Chapter 30 : Appearance—manners—habits.
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