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Mr. Hale's Speech

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W lien Mr. líale was iiominaíed for '.he Presidency, we staled llint we should give him our support f he proved, by his course n Congres, ;hot he was such a man as the representaron? of his friends nt th Buff ilo Ccinvention authorzd us to believe. Two nvmths service at Washington has thus far fulfillei all we e.xpecled ofhiin. His coursa has been straigliiforward and maní y and has 8ttrncted general notitie throughout the country. fl is speech on the War, which we publish at ength to-day, was listened to with much atleniion. Being in a great motet) re an off-hand efTort, it is ess polished and elabórate in its stle than it olherwisfi wnuld have been. Tha New York Tribune says of t, '■ The speecli oí Hon. John P. Hale in ilie United States Senate on the war with Mexico, will he found entire in our column. There is notliing mincing or me rel y mouthed about it, but the truth in its naked sternness, with a sliglit flavor of pungency. 'J'ruth is not eonsidered very patriotic in these dnys, but we can't help thnt. Ifthfre were more (f it told, the lust of Dominion and of unearned Wealih mipht not cover itsalf with the mantle of Patriotism much longer." Says t!:e correspondent of the Boston Atlas: I nm informad that Mr. Hale was cornpliinenierl for his speech ly Mr. Butler. Mr. Revertí y Johnson of Ma yland Mr. Bell of Tennesee, expect the las parí, vvliich ihey thought might as wel liave heen left out, rrmaning that about slavery which ihey thought was tiardly right. VVhile Mr. Fíale was speaking and indeed during the whole debate, which was exceedingly inleresting - great at tention was. given hy Senators and spectators, wiih :lie exr-eption of Mr. Atherton, who nppeard to be very busy in directing documenls. The Washington correspondent oflhe New York Journal of Commerce, tlius -peaks of Mr. Hale, ano of the politica! course he has marked out for himself: "Mr.H;-le, llie new Senntor from New Hanip.-hire, has made his debut in the Señale, and in a manner thnl attracts universal aUention. Mr. Hale comes to the Senrite as the reorcsentative of a principie, and if not a new principie, one that rew polilicinns here have the courage to maintain. The effect of Mr. Hol 's dnrnstration is decided. He will carry votes with him - llie votes of tho!, who, entertaining the same opinions, hnve timidly waited for a leader. I amnotsure that the sounding of this counter note, al this time, will nol i.ojuce a gond effect.. It will counieract the ultraism of Mr. Cass and Mr. Alien, and Mr. Dickson and others ató wi'l in fact, mnke a seasotiable and beneficial diversion in favor of the modernte and conservative porlion of the Sennte. Mr. i Jale is n ynnng looking m.nn, of florid complexión, and good pprson. - His voice is full and rich, hut rather loo !oud, aud wanting n modolniion, nnJ liis ut'eranre ís not sufficiently delibérate. Theso defectf he is young enougli to rpnic'y. It is evident he intencs 10 give liimscif practico. He possrsses in an eminent dore, the tarequnlity vpry essentinl to one who puts hiiiielf forward na the champion ol' important principies, nnd one that ohrajfl commat:ds admiraron. " The correspondent of the Ilerald says of the sppech- Mr. Hnle's speech was a most extrnordinary demonstrntion.abounding in hard and pilpalile hilsUpon the President, and fearliss, even to savagft temerity. Hale is no cypher. He leaves liis mark where he walks - and whnn he spraks, he ha--, at leist, the merit of a bnldne-s whicii siops neithcr lor friend er foe. He crented a de& of fun in the Senate galleries, to daV; but there wer many whothought that liis wit as betier adapled lo the House than the Senate. The National Er? says: We happen lo know that il was deliveied olmos! on the spur of the moment, ihere bring an evident purpnse on the pnit of the mnjoritjr to push the bill hro' the Sen.ile with as little tiiscuasion as possihle. Mr. Hale, we doubt not, would heve been grad, ImrJ lime been alluwed for s-ome prepara'.ion. 13ut the speech commntidf d much ntiention. Il u-as delivered with earnestness and boldness. - lis exposnro of ihe real soutcps ofour present difficultips, iis fearless nllusion to the question of slavpry, the manly nnsistpney of the avowed policy of the ■peafcerwith his principies, Iris eloqueni appeals, not ol'ien heard in (he Senate, to the pnramount obligaüons of Truth and Justice nnd Fieednm, will not be lust opon the People. The speech has secured him a posilion in the Senate wliir-h must eommnnd respect, though ii may insulaie him polilicaüy from tbe rest of the members. The Correspondent of the N. Y. Tribune n riles, - ''In the Señale we Imd n speech from the new Spnator from New Hanripshirn, John P. Ilale. There he stoor) n his high plnce of Senator of thfi United St.ites - the man whom New Hnmpshire Loco Focoism liad doomed to politica! death for his independ?nce - here he stood to-óny, a monument of moral courngo in liimself, and of faith in '"■ peof)! His speeph wns about an hour long and was lis'.ened to willi great nttenlion: most of the Foreign Ministers weW pre sent, as also a laige number of ladiesanc distinguislied gentlemen."