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The one man power. There are many who believe that if Wm. H. Seward will only open his oracular mouth, and speak peace, the whole sectional agitation will be quieted. Is it not humiliating, is it not monstrous, that the fate of thirty millions of people, their lives, their peace, their honor, should all be dependent upon the breath of one man ! Is it so? Can it be so? One man! And such a man! If it were a Washington Hunt, an Edward Everett, or a Charles O'Connor, profoundly as we admire and respect them all,--if it were even George Washington himself,--we would not like to clothe any one mortal man, though pure as the angels, with the power of life and death over thirty millions of people,--but Wm. H. Seward, the debauched and debauching politician who, for his own personal ends, has brought the nation to the verge of this tremendous abyss,--that it should be for him to say whether the proudest Republic ever seen on the tide of time shall go down, down, down to the unfathom