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s. Speech of Mr. Hugh W. Sheffey. Mr. Hugh W. Sheffey (Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates) was then introduced to the audience. He said: Mr. Chairman, I have been requested to present to you, and this vast assemblage of American freemen, a preamble and resolutions prepared by others, which I am sure will meeat, in the words of our President, we are to lock shields, and shoulder to shoulder go into the battle for victory or death. [Cheers.] The issue of which you, Mr. Chairman, have spoken has been fairly and frankly made. I do not say it was frankly intended — move of that after awhile — but it has been made, and can be neither she done, sir. Even from the hand of a true conqueror the manhood of the South would pluck power, and, in a short time, the vanquished would rule the conqueror. Mr. Chairman. do not you feel (if you do not, I do,) stronger and braver than ten days ago? Do not you feel that the tide is on the turn? You spoke of the auguries of the