as before to the council chamber and the halls of debate, until the mind of God shall be further disclosed in the future fortunes of our people.
The practical lesson taught us to-night has already been set before our eyes in the example of our great leaders who now sleep in death.
They instantly accepted the will of Jehovah in the defeat of their arms; and, without a murmur of discontent, turned to the civil duty of building up all the interests of our common country.
Let us imitate their example, and with them sleep at last under the benediction of a land restored to peace.
My fervent prayer for you, and for all who share with us the memories of the eventful past, is that we may sit down together in the kingdom which cannot be moved, and unite in the eternal song: ‘Alleluliah, for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.’