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rs who were present, smarting under the scourge of slavery, would doubtless have been ready to repel it.
In commenting on this speech, the correspondent of The Chicago press and Tribune wrote, The speech of Charles Sumner yesterday was probably the most masterly argument against human bondage that has ever been made in this or alow from New York, to be found within the same compass in any language, so far as known.
I take pleasure in saying, said Horace White, in a letter written from Chicago, that in my opinion your recent effort ranks with Demosthenes on the Crown, and with Burke on Warren Hastings.
Your speech, wrote A. A. Sargent (now senator fromire admiration; and that it expresses with fidelity the sentiments of Massachusetts upon the question therein discussed.
The Republican party in convention at Chicago in May, 1860, nominated Abraham Lincoln — who had manifested his ability and his devotion to the cause of freedom especially in his controversy with Stephen A. Do