Daniel O'Connell And The "Domestic Institution."
At a late Repen] Associution, Mr. O'Connel!, on handin? in L20 from Siaten Ã¯slund, 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.Ãfic of sinvery, by referring to it under the delicate expresiÃ³n of a "domesiic Ã¯nstiuilion." 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 propprÃ¯y of his ftllow; it h bnyinrr and eelling men cieotcd uHer the iraa2e of God, rcdeomed of his Son, anti bcari:) â;,On lus brow the impress of i!o Eternul seal; it is bnyÃ¯n? 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 dÃ©sijned fdrn Ã³cstiny so alorious that the mind of man is dnzzled in nÃ³ntemplatinw it. (Ap. plau=e.) And Ã am told tlmt slavery is "a domestic insiÃ¼'j'ion!1' (Uear.) Out npon tho?e v.iio would iiviKe ii so. Cheers.) 'I :.v.o !.â â . cotmlry, bet Ã¯ 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 taÃ¼; 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 'â Oh 1 uould be aÃ¡hamed to taf!; of English cowqrdjc - braver in. tlie battle field than the people of EÃ¼gland never s!ood - and jet lliere is a pnliÃ¼cal coivardice wliicli gives her a (remnloiis appearance to her public writers, and prevents her frnm heldin out the bold front of defiar.ee 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 ciÃ¼ato anti do us justice. ant! tbey wjl! have us rnhsted midcr tÃ¯ie Lianner of Victoria - let them bÃ¼t pj'vfi us the pxrÃ¼ameot in Collega Green, umi Ortgon shall be theirs, and Texas Ãhall he ÃarmleÃs.7' Chcers.) A Mr.Dnvics Ijaving censured thecondemrrÃ¼ion 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 -EngÃ¼sh 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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