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	   Wendell Phillips on England.
said some wholesome, hard things, the converse of
which would have been relished.       I was delighted
to hear him maintain what I have been asserting for
the last three months, the strong probability
that rather than submit to the North, the South
would herself unfurl the banner of Emancipation,
thereby purchasing the recognition of the European
powers and throwing upon the North the onus of
contending for the old, dead and gone Slave Consti-
tution.           He said hard things about old England,
characterizing her as �the most selfish and treache-
rous of modern powers,� but, I thought, inci-
dentally contradicted himself and justified her
subsequently.     Said he: �I don�t wonder at Eng-
land�s having no sympathy with us; the South
proclaims �We are fighting for Slavery; the North
asserts �We are not fighting against it!��     Fre
mont was present on the platform and got ve-
hemently cheered.   To my room, where I was
presently joined by Boweryem and Shepherd.
Whiskey and water, after which the latter must
fain go to the Optimus for a welsh rarebit, and
on the plea of fetching a small toddy-
jug, given to him at Florence�s, to present to
me, call at the House of Commons and sleep
there.   He told me this on the following morning,
alleging, in justification, that he knew Cahill               
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