Eulogy on Chief-Justice Chase

Delivered by William M. Evarts before the Alumni of Dartmouth College, at Hanover

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Published: 1874
Language: English
Wordcount: 12,065 / 43 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 44.9
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 330
Added to site: 2006.09.04
mnybks.net#: 14273
Genre: Biography
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doubt. Whether by interposing his strong arm to save Mr. Birney from the fury of a mob of Cincinnati gentlemen, incensed at the freedom of his press in its defiance of slavery; or by his bold and constant maintenance in the courts of the cause of fugitive slaves in the face of the resentments of the public opinion of the day; or by his fearless desertion of all reigning politics to lead a feeble band of protestants through the wilderness of anti-slavery wanderings, its pillar of cloud by day, its pillar of fire by night; or as Governor of Ohio facing the intimidations of the slave States, backed by Federal power and a storm of popular passion; or in consolidating the triumphant politics on the urgent issue which was to flame out into rebellion and revolt; or in his serene predominance, during the trial of the President, over the rage of party hate which brought into peril the coördination of the great departments of Government, and threatened its whole frame--in all these marked instances of public duty

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