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Doc. 90.-address of Joseph Holt. Delivered at Louisville, July 13th, 1861. Mr. Holt was introduced to the audience by Mr. Henry Pirtle, who addressed him a few words of welcome. Then taking the stand, amid prolonged cheers, Mr. Holt spoke as follows: Judge Pirtle: I beg you to be assured that I am most thankful for this distinguished and flattering welcome, and for every one of the kind words which have just fallen from your lips, as I am for the hearty response they have received. Spoken by any body and anywhere, these words would have been cherished by me; but spoken by yourself and in the presence and on behalf of those in whose midst I commenced the battle of life, whose friendship I have ever labored to deserve, and in whose fortunes I have ever felt the liveliest sympathy, they are doubly grateful to my feelings. I take no credit to myself for loving and being faithful to such a Government as this, or for uttering, as I do, with every throb of my existence, a praye