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Harper's Ferry. a lecture delivered at Brooklyn, N. Y., Tuesday evening, November 1, 1859. Mr. Phillips was advertised to speak on the lesson of the hour, in Henry Ward Beecher's Church. Hon. Thomas Corwin, with others, was on the platform. Ladies and gentlemen: Of course I do not expect — speaking from this platform, and to you — to say anything on the vital question of the hour which you have not already heard. But, when a great question divides the community, all men are called upon to vote, and I feel to-night that I am simply giving my vote. I am only saying ditto to what you hear from this platform day after day. And I would willingly have avoided, Ladies and Gentlemen, even at this last moment, borrowing this hour from you. I tried to do better by you. Like the Irishman in the story, I offered to hold the hat of Hon. Thomas Corwin of Ohio, [enthusiastic applause,] if he would only make a speech, and, I am sorry to say, he declines, most unaccountably, this generous o