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Gratz Brown On The Cincinnati Convention

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Day
15
Month
March
Year
1872
Copyright
Public Domain
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The tnimds of Govemor Brown gavo him a compliinoutary serenade at the Missouri State capital on tho Rvening of Washington's birthday, and called liim out in a speech in which ho set forth his view on pending public queationa with great freedom and boldness. We copy tho conoluding paragrapha in which ho touches upon tho Cincinnati Convention : "And nowbeforoclosing thesVshaBty reinarks, let mo advert to one other topic. All thia controversy which excited such attontion here from the pronourlced mannor in which tho issuos were dovoloped, has gonc forth into the arena of tho nation at large. The same evil of Executive domination Jiave becom so apparent as tv ctolce a large protest from Republicana in aimoH cvery State that it was deemed necessary to subdue. T his had led to extended organization on the part of Liberal Republicana, anda cali toméet in National Convention at Cincinnati on May 1. There is alarm in. high quartert at that cali, and the storm signal h-u been, set from the most-head. The rosult is vuried and persiatent attempt to mislead the public as to the purpose and meaning of that convention. The presa, tho telegraph, private announcement, and all the arts of political strate ■ gy are used to gire out an improssion that it has been adjourned, that it will tako no uction, that no one will attend. Xow I desiro to put the minds of our Radical friends, many of whom I see here tonight, at rest on this subject of their daily schemiug and nightly dreaming. I desiro furthermore by this statement, so far as my voice can reach elsewhero, to renssure tbc liboralism of other States tbat they need uot be misled by any auob. reporta. The Libural Republican Convention will meet in. Cincinnati on the first day of ifay, and rest assured that it will thon and thore talco fiill account of this attcinpted prostitution of the Republican party to tho corrupt serviee of one matl. From cm extended correspondente by the committee in charge I am assured that it will be largely attendtd and will have to assist in it delilerutions many of the first, statexmen ofthenation - tried héroes of the long antislavery controversy, and equully héroes to-day in the conflict to sustaiii the freedom of all against a dtspotic system of central autliorxty. You will heve ecery State oultide of Niet KiKjliind, and senralfrom there, largely repreêenttd by well-accredited Bepuhlicans, earnest in iheir faith of reform. And when they gather there, uiy friends, I venture tho prediction thoy will gjvo good account of themselves and shape out work that will givo the office-holders doublo duty uutil November rrext. (Cheers.) There will be no faltering, no quailing, no haltmg botween two opinions, but ouly manifest the stern purpose of men who know whdt duty demands of theui, and who mean to do it ; who realizo how niuch strongor befóte the uncorrupted pooplo is patriotism than any power of patronage, and who havo devoloped enough of manhood in tho grave confücts of the past sooro of years not to fear now whtin the very liberties for which they föught aro so much ondangerod." (Loud cheers.) Tho chief point of interest in thes.o reliiarks is tho fact, announced by Governor Brown, that noarly every State will bc reprosented at Cincinnati by Ropublieüus of tho first eminonce. Though of Missouri origin, tho Cincinnati Convention will be of national importanco. It will embody more ability, more public oxporionce, and more tried fidelity to the Republican cause attested by long and distiuguished services than any gatheriug of the kind in innny yoars. "We havo no expectation that it will deftat the uomiuation of General Grant; and yet, in the language of Mr Greeley, " it may determino who will bo tho next

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