Greeley’s lecture

Mr.  Greeley’s Lecture.    Horace Greeley delivered a lecture last week in Washington, at the Smithsonian Institution, his subject being “The Nation”.  He said the misfortunes of our country had been caused by its reluctance to look its antagonist in the eye.  Slavery is the aggressor and has earned a rebel’s doom.  Save the Union and let slavery take its chance!  He was opposed to compromise, because it implied concession to armed treason; and expressed his belief that the present contest would result in enduring benefits to the cause of human freedom.  President Lincoln, Secretary Chase and several Senators and Representatives were on the platform.  The lecturer was frequently applauded. —  Washington corr. N.Y.  Tribune.

       (Liberator, Jan 10, 1862, pg 3)