paper—the future Tribune
of the English
people, which is to expound their duties and defend their rights.
In the summer of 1854, Mr. Greeley
was frequently spoken of in the papers in connection with the office of Governor
of the State of New York
A very little of the usual manoeuvring on his part would have secured his nomination, and if he had been nominated, he would have been elected by a majority that would have surprised politicians by trade.
In 1854, his life was written by a young and unknown scribbled for the press, who had observed his career with much interest, and who knew enough of the story of his life to be aware, that, if simply told, that story would be read with pleasure and do good.
This volume is the result of his labors.
Here, this chapter had ended, and it was about to be consigned to the hands of the printer.
But an event transpires which, it is urgently suggested, ought to have notice.
It is nothing more than a new and peculiarly characteristic editorial repartee, or rather, a public reply by Mr. Greeley
to a private letter.
And though the force of the reply was greatly, and quite unnecessarily, diminished by the publication of the correspondent's name and address, contrary to his request, yet the correspondence seems too interesting to be omitted: