Sigel on the Russian alliance.
made a speech at Wheeling
, Va., last week.
A report of it says:
He took the ground that the fever through the country, now prevailing, for an alliance with Russia
, was a new danger, and also a danger indeed.
It would be a diplomatic alliance — not one of principle, and it would lose us moral support and sympathy from the only friends we had in Europe
The liberty-loving masses of Europe
— of England
, hate Russia
Besides, such an alliance would bring us no strength.
What avail is Russia
She seeks us for her own diplomatic, selfish purposes.