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[for the Richmond Dispatch.]In ancient times Demosthenes and Cicero, by their stirring or actions, exerted a tremendous power over the public mind of Greece and Rome, thereby increasing the courage, valor, and maralai spirit of their countrymen. In modern times, in most nations, military seal and enthusiasm has been fostered and encouraged by patriotic public speakers — Even the war chiefs among the aboriginal tribes of America have excited their warriors to deeds of daring or by their primitive and original eloquence. In our present struggle to resist ruthless tyranny and oppression, and to protect our rights, our homes, our property, and resides from invasion, there is no agency which promises to do more good to our cause than the exertion — constant, untiring exertion — of our public speakers. Let them meet the ees at our court-houses, and villages, and everywhere, when opportunities offer, to address them on our rights and our duties of seirprotention; and, my work far it, the will be seen in the voluntary martial spirit which will arouse our countrymen. If this plan were put in operation zealously, here would soon be no need of recruiting officers or of drafting the militia. Our men would fly with alacrity to the post where duty calls. Let the people be aroused from their apparent inactivity at once by stirring appears to their paranoidism, and we may confidently look for speedy success to our arms. Scieto.
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