Wlliam Gilmore Simms
Selections from the Letters and Speeches of the Hon. James H. Hammond, of South Carolina >> Speech Delivered at Barnwell C.H., S.C., October 29, 1858 >> Page 357

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Speech | The Reprint Company; John F. Trow & Co. | 1866, 1978
Transcription 357
down every proposition that might seriously divide
us, and present to our assailants from every quarter a
solid and impregnable phalanx. Let us also give to
the winds every thought of fear, every feeling of des-
pondency, and fully comprehending, and temperately
but resolutely asserting our great power in this confed-
eracy and throughout the world, let us develop and
consolidate our resources, and devote ourselves man-
fully and hopefully to the accomplishment of the
magnificent future that is within our reach.