Excerpt from Conscience the Best Policy: A Fast-Day Sermon, Preached on April 6, 1848
At first, it seems as if this lingering war was the great cause for humiliation, and that we should feel contrite at not having more sternly opposed its inception and progress. Whether or not it began in an act of executive usurpation, beyond our control, we still must feel that upon us depended its continuance, because with us rested the question of supplies. And here is ground for humiliation we might.
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