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Daniel O'Connell And The "Domestic Institution."

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At a late Repen] Associution, Mr. O'Connel!, on handin? in L20 from Siaten ïslund, in ;his State referred to the Message of President Polk. end taid, he regr.rded with horror the annex.ition of Texas, another sTave State, to the American Union, He chnrged Mr. Polk v.ith orrnnt cnwardiee, in lossing over ilie detestable trr.ífic of sinvery, by referring to it under the delicate expresión of a "domesiic ïnstiuilion." Mr. O'Connell cemtinuetT: Domesiic innifiition!' 'domestic irretilutktoY Mr. Polk, t is slavery! (Lotid rheere.; Mr. Polk it is fiockitefing in human Oe-h. (Loud clieers.) It is a Joathsoms, in evecr.-'b!.? y-tr;n thot mnkes nnn the propprïy of his ftllow; it h bnyinrr and eelling men cieotcd uHer the iraa2e of God, rcdeomed of his Son, anti bcari:) „;,On lus brow the impress of i!o Eternul seal; it is bnyïn? and selling hini, I sny, ns ilOi!gh he v.ere the beast of the fkld tlmt prcz.-p, nnd not a deathless bein? m.uked out for nn immoKai reiernption; the hrir of n heovenlv inheritance, and désijned fdrn ócstiny so alorious that the mind of man is dnzzled in nóntemplatinw it. (Ap. plau=e.) And Í am told tlmt slavery is "a domestic insiü'j'ion!1' (Uear.) Out npon tho?e v.iio would iiviKe ii so. Cheers.) 'I :.v.o !.■■. cotmlry, bet ï would accept of no advantnge to my country through the me diuin of Kiicli a crime. (Ilecr.) 1 want tlo American aid if" it comes oeress tho Atlantic sSuincd with negro blood and frorn my soul l ! dejpise any grovernnienf. whicli vhiJe ie boasie } of hberiy, is ru.jty of slaverrv the grRRtcst crime thal can be committcd by humaniiv ngaimi hum.iDity. And vet tiiose who nre ready to.nphod that syslem nre (ha peop!e tjiat are to taü; to me of h'beriy. Shame upon liicm and cierna l dioraee to them who peok of Jiberly and practico sJavery. But wiiat ui. li respect to the present posrticn of Eneland? Slm!l I siy &he trembles '■Oh 1 uould be aáhamed to taf!; of English cowqrdjc - braver in. tlie battle field than the people of Eügland never s!ood - and jet lliere is a pnliücal coivardice wliicli gives her a (remnloiis appearance to her public writers, and prevents her frnm heldin out the bold front of to American iranegressors.(Cheers.) The President talks fif taking tho Orcfnn terrtory. (Uear.) England will go to war wiili them, hut Polk has a whisper from the o:hcr siue of Uie Aitomic- .'WiU ypu irn to war wiili me? Jreland!' (Chcers.) Ile obiprvcd Uietc was no talk of conciliar tion frcni the Biitish Government, until Ainericu hegan to thrcaio;i abcut Oregfon and I Texas, nm'. said. "We te'.l tliem from this spot j '.hot thcy can linvc us- (int tbrone of Vicj tory can bc mndc porfccily t-pcnre - the honor 1 of tlio Dri'.isti empire maintoined - ar.d the Anifrican caglt-, o i's Iiiyiicst pride of flight be brotight do n. fChrer?.; Let ihem but con ciüato anti do us justice. ant! tbey wjl! have us rnhsted midcr tïie Lianner of Victoria - let them büt pj'vfi us the pxrüameot in Collega Green, umi Ortgon shall be theirs, and Texas íhall he íarmleís.7' Chcers.) A Mr.Dnvics Ijaving censured thecondemrrüion of the Ar.ieiicans as too severe, Mr. O Conuell.snid, t!I was certnin'.y wrong in the expressons 1 jisd, if in the -Engüsh langnage there are any tprips more significant of conlernpt and abhorrence, nnd hatred of American slavcry, Ihcn lho88 wiiich I etuployed." ([ond'fhet'rp. )


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