Mr. Garfield alluded to the progress of emancipation.
Slavery was first driven from the territories, and then its kingdom of the States was shaken to its foundation, and one by one its corner-stones were being removed.
His colleague (Pendleton) had, however, found a new resting place for slavery — namely, where the great statue of liberty was enshrined; but no spot was so sacred that slavery could not be pursued to the altar, and there slain.
The argument of his colleague were good eign and independent.
This he controverted; and if they were sovereign and independent, they were not so now. Coming into the Union, the obligation once taken, rendered them an indivisible nation.
Mr. Stevens said the gentleman from Ohio (Pendleton) had exonerated those in arms in the rebel States from responsibility for this bloody war and placed it upon himself (Stevens) and those who acted with him. This was a grievous charge if true, and should make them feel not only regret, but remo