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The Two Senators

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Day
30
Month
June
Year
1848
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Public Domain
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Tho conrse of Mr. Halo in the U. S. Seríate is attracting attention in all paris of ihe nation : and it is no flattery of him to say tlmt he is rapidly rising in tlie estimation of men of all parties. He bas proved himself able to stand in that most rlifficult of all posilions - alone, as the advocate of an unpopular cause, and yet surrounded by a host of veteran and enlo-eyed opposers. He who demeans himselfwcll in this position, has therefore the Letter chance to concéntrate public atention ; and liy showÍDg himself to be a bold and truc man, and adequate to the emergency that pressen upon him, he will soon secure among the spectators troops of admirers and friends, of a kimlred spirit with his own. At the Buffalo Convendon wllich nminated Mr. Hale for the Presidency, the western delegates generally had much distrust of him, feaiing he might be, af ter all, a mere politician, without heart or principie. But such fears have been ciispelled by his course in the Senate, and he now receives commendation frora multitudes who are not Liberty men. Senator Felch wns born n the same State fis Mr. Hale, was bis cltiss mate in college, studied tlie same profession, and took his seat in the Señale at the same time, and for the same period. And vvliat has been ms course for six months past t With as fair a prospect of acquiring renown as an advocate of Liberty, he lias followed servilely in the tracks of Cas, and thereby proved himself to be a thoroiigh douglifltfce. While Hale earnestly lnbored for the aboütion of the Standing Gag which has disgraced the Senate for more than ten years, Felch voted xay aguinst hini : and when the trenty witli Mexico wns pending, and Mr. Baldwin, suppurted by Hale, moved to extend the Anti-Slavery Ordinance of 1787 over the whole territory to be ceded by Mexico, Mr. Felch, vviththirty-sevpn other slaveholdersand doughfaces, voted againsw that salutary provisión ! liis senatorial caroer, ihus begnn by the support of gasjs upon his constituents, and contimied bv open opposilion to tlie great Anti-Slaverv rnovement ff the nation, cannot but end in infamy. TJiink you that the advocate of Gags and Slavery Propagandism wil] stand liigh in the es'imation of an impartiul posterity ] ]t cannot be. I-et the freemen of Michigan remember his acts, that in the ' good time coming." as opportunity offers, he may receive at their hands thnt reward which he is now

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