Speech of Mr. Soule, of Louisiana, on Colonization in North America, and on the Political Condition of Cuba: Delivered in the Senate of United States, by Pierre SouléSpeech of Mr. Soule, of Louisiana, on Colonization in North America, and on the Political Condition of Cuba: Delivered in the Senate of United States, by Pierre Soulé

Speech of Mr. Soule, of Louisiana, on Colonization in North America, and on the Political Condition…

byPierre Soulé

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Excerpt from Speech of Mr. Soule, of Louisiana, on Colonization in North America, and on the Political Condition of Cuba: Delivered in the Senate of United States, January 25, 1853

What are the late conquests of England in Eastern India, of the French in Africa, but marauding upon a large scale? What has been the course of Britain within the last century, on the coast of Central America, but a continuous maraud ing? Why should Senators show themselves so fastidious about marauding, when they hesitate not to avow, while speaking of the vexed acquisition, that they but await for the ripening of the fruit? Will the plucking of it when ripe be less marauding than the plucking of it while still green? I had thought that honorable Senators would recollect that at common law the taking of the fruit from the tree is but a trespass, while the taking of it, after it has been sepa rated from the parent stem is larceny. Let them beware lest the fruit rot while they await its ripening. Senators protest against stealing their neighbor's property, and yet would have those who hold it under trust appropriate it to themselves. They would not commit theft, but might consent to receive the stolen goods!

Senators speak of national honesty. I revere it; for I know that nations are very near losing their power when they begin to lose their sense of justice. But while Senators speak of their abiding respect for the rights of other na tions, they should not denounce the Government of a friendly Power as the worst that ever existed, and proclaim their willingness to extend the hand of fellowship to those who may succeed in overthrowing it.

Senators commend the President for his course with reference to our troubles with the Cuban authorities. I would wish to know what of it they mean to com mend?

It pleases the editor of a New York paper to credit Purser Smith with certain memoranda, relative to affairs in Cuba, in the following words.

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Title:Speech of Mr. Soule, of Louisiana, on Colonization in North America, and on the Political Condition…Format:PaperbackDimensions:20 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.04 inPublished:February 19, 2018Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

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