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1894 Excerpt: ...wickedness and injury, should finally, when a
plain and just way of removing it was offered them, still hesitate,
and even perhaps risk destruction, rather than do justice. They
will wonder at it as one of the strange instances of human
obliquity and folly. Perhaps with even more wonder they will record
that during this time of danger, on an appointed day of penitence
for national sins, men should rise who especially professed to
represent mercy and justice to the world, and, in the very house of
God, should not have a Mr. 35 LETTERS OF HORACE GREELEY 245 word to
say of the greatest sin which a nation ever committed, --their own
national sin, and the cause of all their troubles, --and should be
able to characterize a reasonable plan of administering justice for
the oppressed only as "fanatical and revolutionary." Perhaps the
mournful verdict will be that a nation whose teachers and priests
were such, needed chastisement, if not extermination. In October he
seems to have written two letters to Greeley, begging him to plead
more for the antislavery cause in the "Tribune." We have not Mr.
Brace's letters, but give Mr. Greeley's very interesting replies:
--Office Of The "tribune," Oct. 3, 1861. "It is stated as a fact
that an Indiana clergyman, during his prayer on the late Fast Day,
used the following language: 'Oh, Lord, had the East done as well
as the Hoosier State in furnishing men to put down this rebellion,
we would not be under the necessity of calling on Thee.' "1 My
friend, I differ slightly from our Indiana friend, and of course
from yourself. I think God is fighting the battle of emancipation,
and that the folly, imbecility, and faithlessness of our rulers is
among the means by which He is working out His gloriou...
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