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The Daily Dispatch: May 7, 1864., [Electronic resource], Changes in command of the naval forces in James river. (search)
n the occasion were full of glorification of Ireland, and of pledges for her independence. It is enough to say that the inauguration address was delivered by John Wentworth, of infamous notoriety, to satisfy all that Ireland has little to hope from this Chicago demonstration. Lt. Governor Hoffman, of Illinois, also figured largely. The speeches were inconsistent and ridiculous enough. Wentworth said: "I understand "that this organization means nothing more "nor less than the right of citizens of Ire "land to govern their native land in the way "they want it to be governed. I understand "that all we enjoy in the United States, you "want to enjoy in Ireland." It may be asked whether Wentworth meant any allusion to the South. Ireland has already all he proposes to permit us to enjoy. We need not be surprised, however, at his mode of dispensing justice and equality; he once exercised the right to steal, and he would hardly allow that another had a right to steal from him. But John