--In the course of his reception speech in New York this miserable old scoundrel and hypocrite made use of the following language:
has in him to-night a devil as big (and there is in the bosom of every Union man in Tennessee
) as my hat; and whenever the Federal
army shall find its way there we will shoot the rebels like dogs, and hang them on every limb we come to. [Applause] They have had their time of hanging and shooting and our time comes next, and I hope to God that it will not be long.
I am watching in the papers the movement of the army, and whenever I hear that my country is captured I intend to return, post haste, and point out the rebels.
[Cheers] I have no other ambition on earth but to resurrect the Knoxville Whig
and get it in fall blast, with 100,000 subscribers.
[Cheers] And then, as the negroes say down South
. "I'll 'sprees my opinion of some of them." [Great laughter.] If I have any talent in God's earth it is the talent to pile up epithet, one upon another.
[Laughter and cheers]