spoke in New York on Saturday, and closed his remarks as follows:
"He concluded by saying that in our own country, where there had been lately so much excitement — all of which he trusted would terminate amicably--[applause]--for every man, North and South (they called it North and South,) though they talked about disunion and civil war — there was but one rule for a Catholic wherever he was; that was, to do his duty — to do his duty as a citizen.
If, living South of Mason
's line, he thought those on that side were right, he ought to fight there; and if we here thought the other way, we would fight, too. [Applause and laughter.] But no matter how deep and wide they might contrive to make the chasm dividing the North and South in their political relations, they could not divide the Catholics on both sides of the line; for, though they might not be very distinguished engineers, so far as religion was concerned they could throw a bridge over the chasm.
[Great applause and laughter.]--