Speech of Hon. William H. Seward

March 9, 1860

Comments on the speech, generally find it praiseworthy, but conclude in part, with a comment from  the editor,  pointing out some “objectionable features of the speech – its disparagement of the colored race – its monstrous assertion that the slaves at the South are among the admirers of the Union – its exaltation of Carolina over England or any other foreign State – its treatment of John Brown and his freedom-seeking enterprise – its promise that the North will ever stand ready to assist the South to arrest and execute all such as may imitate Brown’s example —  etc., etc., — remain to be  commented upon in detail in another number.  Senator Seward, it is incomparably better to be true to the cause of liberty than to be President of the United States!”