The pathway of life ; Intended to lead the young and the old into paths of happiness, and to prepare them for a holy companionship with him whose kingdom is as boundless as his love . a great many years under the delusion that we were at peace in this countr), but there never has been any peace until within the last twenty years. It was war of pen and war of speech. Eook at the Congressional record of 1830. W^as that peace ? The Congressional record of 1837, of 18^6, of 1857, of i860. Was that peace? No! Because of the inimical nature of the interests of the North and the South, there was perp

The pathway of life ; Intended to lead the young and the old into paths of happiness, and to prepare them for a holy companionship with him whose kingdom is as boundless as his love . a great many years under the delusion that we were at peace in this countr), but there never has been any peace until within the last twenty years. It was war of pen and war of speech. Eook at the Congressional record of 1830. W^as that peace ? The Congressional record of 1837, of 18^6, of 1857, of i860. Was that peace? No! Because of the inimical nature of the interests of the North and the South, there was perp Stock Photo
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The pathway of life ; Intended to lead the young and the old into paths of happiness, and to prepare them for a holy companionship with him whose kingdom is as boundless as his love . a great many years under the delusion that we were at peace in this countr), but there never has been any peace until within the last twenty years. It was war of pen and war of speech. Eook at the Congressional record of 1830. W^as that peace ? The Congressional record of 1837, of 18^6, of 1857, of i860. Was that peace? No! Because of the inimical nature of the interests of the North and the South, there was perpetual collision. It was free labor against slave labor; it was Massachu-setts against South Carolina; it was New York against Virginia representation; it was Charleston Mercury against PAhaxvy Jo7ir7ial; challenge, altercation and duel all over the land. Even at the time^ when our Northern cities were in riot and bloodshed about the rendi-tion of black men to their owners, we were under the delusion that we were at peace.Monstrous absurdity! It was war, war perpetual. Pennsylvania Hall burned onaccount of this political agitation in the city of Philadelphia ! Was that peace ?. Iv xlvi INTRODUCTION. The printing-press of the Alton Observer thrown into the river. Was that peace ?In 1820 the air was hot with sectional imprecation about the admission of Missourias a slave State. Was that peace ? Presbyterian and Methodist churches, Northand South, split with a fracture that shook all Christeiftlom on account of politicalagitation. Was that peace? No! All Billingsgate and scorn, and vituperationand hatred, and revenge and blasphemy on both sides were exhausted. It waswar of tongue, war of pen, war of trade, war of Church—War ! Bitter, furious, consuming, relentless. Thank God that time has gone by. We have come to anew state of feeling and brotherhood, such as we have never enjoyed, and ourCongress, instead of spending nine-tenths of its time wasting the public treasuryin discussin

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