Mr. President, and Gentlemen of the Convention.
If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could then
better judge what to do, and how to do it.
We are now far into the fifth year since a policy was initiated, with the avowed
object, and confident promise, of putting an end to slavery agitation.
Under the operation of that policy, that agitation has not only, not ceased, but
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and fought the battle through, under the constant hot fire of a
disciplined, proud, and pampered enemy. Did we brave all them to falter
now?-now, when that same enemy is wavering, dissevered, and belligerent ? The
result is not doubtful. We shall not fail-if we stand firm, we shall not fail. Wise
counsels may accelerate, or mistakes delay it, but, sooner or later, the victory is
sure to come.
Williams, Jeff, The Civil War