(Sensation.) The slaves believe in a Jesus that strikes off chains.
In this country Jesus has become obsolete.
A profession in him is no longer a test.
Who objects to his course in Judaea?
The old Pharisees are extinct, and may safely be denounced.
Jesus is the most respectable person in the United States.
(Great sensation and murmurs of disapprobation.) Jesus sits in the President's chair of the United States.
(A thrill of horror here seemed to run through the assembly.) Zachary Taylor sits there, which is the same thing, for he believes in Jesus.
He believes in war, and the Jesus that gave the Mexicans hell.
(Sensation, uproar, and confusion.)
This rather sulphurous allusion to the President of the glorious Union, albeit in language used by himself in a famous order during the Mexican War, acted as a red rag upon the human bull in the organ loft, who, now beside himself with passion, plunged madly down to the platform with his howling mob at his heels.
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