, of Ky.
, made a speech in the U. S Senate a few days since, of which a Washington letter says:
He began by denouncing, in most bitter language, the policy of the Administration, and arraigning Lincoln
as a tyrannical usurper.
He attributed all the present difficulties to the "pestiferous States" of Massachusetts
and South Carolina
, and believed a change of Administration the only safeguard against utter destruction.
His declaration that Kentucky
had more to fear from the present Executive than from Jeff. Davis
, and that he would support for the Presidency any man on the face of the earth, "excepting a negro," in preference to Mr. Lincoln
, occasioned something of a sensation, which, however, as quickly subsided, the Senate setting again into a studied air of inattention and indifference.