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Doc. 24.--Sherrard Clemens' speech. He thanked God that he was permitted, after a long sickness, to take his stand upon that floor in renovated health, at a time when his services might prove mo
ld refer them to the words of Lloyd garrison, and demand what answer would be given to them.
Mr. Clemens then referred to an article in the Liberator, which appeared a few days after the secession o w stands Massachusetts at this hour in reference to the Union?--in an attitude of hostility.
Mr. Clemens then quoted from a. speech of Wendell Phillips, delivered in the Music Hall, at Boston, a few und him he might at last find repose, so did he hail the little gleam of hope in the future.
Mr. Clemens gave statistics of population and slavery in the Border States and in the Gulf States, for th e, and have a new source of supply.
That was, in fact, the real design of the coast States.
Mr. Clemens, in proof of this, referred to all the Southern Conventions of late years, and cited the admi
Doc. 24.--Sherrard Clemens' speech. He thanked God that he was permitted, after a long sickness, to take his stand upon that floor in renovated health, at a time when his services might prove most valuable to his constituents. He would not now speak in passion. It would not befit the solemn and portentous issues of the hour. They were in the midst of great events. It might be that they were in the dying days of the Republic, and he would not therefore utter, even in a whisper, one word which might tend to bring down the impending avalanche upon the quiet homes of the people. He would at the same time speak as a Southern man, identified with all the interests of the South. He would speak as a Western Virginian, and as the custodian of those who were not old enough to know the perils to which they were exposed, by those who were now riding on the crest of the popular wave, but who were, nevertheless, destined to sink into the very trough of the sea to a depth so unfathomable