John Bright on the War

John Bright Upon the War.   John Bright, in a recent speech at Rochdale, England, alluded to the war in this country, and, among other things said:   “I say that the war, be it successful or not, be it Christian or not, be it wise or not, is a war to sustain the authority of a great nation; and the people of England, if they are true to their own sympathies, to their own great act of 1834, to which reference has already been made, will have no sympathy for those who wish to build up a great empire on the perpetual bondage of millions of their fellow-men.”  (Loud cheers)

              (Liberator,   Aug  30, 1861, pg 3