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Sheriman's Speeches

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f rom iae JNew ï urn Tunes, Mr. Sherman's Maine speeches are disappointing and unsatisfactory. They have unsaid the very things which a Secretary of the Treasury identified with resumption was expected to say. Tóey trifle with the public intelligence in the matter of the silver coinage, and they contain no allusion to other obstacles to resumption. The evasion is cowardly; tua silence is not honest. Both origínate in that miserable truckling to the lowest standard of partisan expediency which is the curse of our politics and the shame of our public men. Platforms are bid enough as expositions of principie. Theirsonoiousplatitudes pass for what they are worth. - But the statesman cannot divi-st himsclt' of his individual responsibility. He cannot pander to the desiro to catch votes by disingenuotis pretenses without ooiupromising himself. When therefore, Mr. Sberman indoraas an unworthy attempt to turn the silver craze to Bepublican account, and keeps out of sight the perils which gurround the financial policy of whose euccess he boaats, he is as unjust tn lii!F -fJ luiiiwaoe as to the party which has trusted to his integrity and courage. The financier is sunk in the rflitidian: the statcsuian DKCoraes the echo of partisan manngers: the candidate for the Presidency throwa awy the qualities wbich alone could render his nomination desirable.


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Michigan Argus