from two persons as belonging to the Republican party, without naming them, but who can readily be recognized as being Gov. Seward of New York and myself: It is true, that exactly fifteen months ago this day, I believe, I for the first time expresset no great distance of time, perhaps in different language, and in connection with some collateral ideas, expressed by Gov. Seward. Judge Douglas has been so much annoyed by the expression of that sentiment that he has constantly, I believe, in almo this element of discord among us — as I believe it is — is attracting more and more attention.
I do not believe that Gov. Seward uttered that sentiment because I had done so before, but because he reflected upon this subject and saw the truth of it. Nor do I believe, because Gov. Seward or I uttered it, that, Mr. Hickman of Pennsylvania, in different language since that time, has declared his belief in the utter antagonism which exists between.
the principles of liberty and slavery.