Justice to myself, and a proper consideration for those whose faith or curiosity has prompted them to be present on this occasion, impels me to say at the outset, that I have been not a little troubled to select a topic that might suitably meet expectations and at the same time afford an excuse for my presence. I might, perhaps, with a faint trace of propriety, lighten each of these contingencies with the guileless claim that neither you nor I can be regarded entirely responsible for a crisis which has been fostered for a considerable time, and is now launched by those who are charged with the success of the occasion. However this may be, a reasonable fidelity to those who have so implicitly trusted us, should beget praiseworthy patience in you, and a degree of commendable brevity in me that befits your present comfort and the character of the
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