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Thomas Hart Benton's Remarks to the Senate

On the Expunging Resolution

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Published: 1837
Language: English
Wordcount: 2,673 / 14 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 46.2
LoC Category: J
Downloads: 229
mnybks.net#: 1031
Genre: Politics
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se to be an object of political hate, or envy, to all. Whatever of motive the servile and time-serving might have found in his exalted station for raising the altar of adulation, and burning the incense of praise before him, that motive can no longer exist. The dispenser of the patronage of an empire, the chief of this great confederacy of States, is soon to be a private individual, stripped of all power to reward, or to punish. His own thoughts, as he has shown us in the concluding paragraph of that message which is to be the last of its kind that we shall ever receive from him, are directed to that beloved retirement from which he was drawn by the voice of millions of freemen, and to which he now looks for that interval of repose which age and infirmities require. Under these circumstances, he ceases to be a subject for the ebullition of the passions, and passes into a character for the contemplation of history. Historically, then, shall I view him; and limiting this view to his civil administration, I

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