He has very little reverence, and stands in no awe of the powers that be. He pays no regard to forms or ceremonies, or established customs, in church or state. He renders no homage to great names, such as D. D.; L. L.D.; or Excellency. He treats his fellow men with kindness and affection, but not with sufficient respect and courtesy. He is emphatically republican in feeling and character. He makes himself free and familiar with every one. He often lets himself down too much. This constitutes a radical defect in his character. He will assert and maintain human rights and liberty at every hazard. In this cause, he will stake anything, or suffer anything. This constitutes the leading feature of his character. Every other element is blended into this. I should consider him a very cautious man in fact, though in appearance he is very imprudent; especially in remarks on moral subjects. He is too apt to denounce those whom he considers in error; to apply opprobrious epithets and censure in the strongest terms, and the boldest manner. I have seldom, if ever, met with a larger organ of conscientiousness. Nothing so much delights him as to advocate and propagate moral principles; no matter how unpopular the principles may be.
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