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Page 35 of Appeal of Cassius M. Clay to Kentucky and the world.

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r 35 b e d one. I t is your c ause a n d n o t . m i n e . j u s t i c e Remands i t t h e constitution demands i t y o u r o ^ n t ^ a f e l ^ d emands i t y i r t U Q a n d humanity demand i t , t h e n i n the n ame o f G o d a h d l ! i b e r t y let i t b e d one. I n t he m e a n t inie, I s tand here on m y native land, for w h i c h m y kindred^have b l e d i n e v e r y field^f J i o n o r a b l e a chievement, one amidst a thousand, u n q j s J J ^ ' e d | b y the d angers a n d death, w h i c h l i k e t he plague w i t h m y s t e r i ous a n d impassable^|terrors b y day a n d night, h a n g o ver me a n d mine, trusting t rial m y posit-ion^ma^ajgi^ge^ittpthe b osoms o f A m e r i c a n s an honorable shame 'and*a^ma*gnanimous remorse; that they m a y rise up i n the omnipo,te'ncy o f the ballot cast by fifteen millions o f freemen, a n d p eacea b l y overthrow the slave despotism of this n a t i o n ; a n d a void the d a m n i n g i n f a m y w h i c h awaits them for a l l t i m e i n t he j u d g m e n t o f the^civohzed w o r l d , i f t h e y M e a v e m e f h ere to die ! V^ "'" ^ T o the liberty o f m y - c n u n t r w a n d o f m a n k i n d , then, I d edicate m y s e l f a n d t hose w n ^ m I h o l d yet more d e a r ; a nd f or the purity o f my^ motives, and the patriotism o f m y life, the past a n d t lie ' future, I " appeal to K e n t u c k y a nd to the w o r l d . " > V" \ * * " I.C. M . C L A Y . Lexington, Ky., Sept. 2 5, 1845? v MMM