Letter to Henry Clay, 13 May 1844, Partial Draft

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I mourn for the depravity of the world; I hate the imbecility of American statemen; I despise the hypocri of christendom; I detest the shrinkage of candidates <​for office​> from pledges and responsibility; and I pray God, his infinite mercy, to stir up all the virtue tha[t] yet remains on earth [p. [1]]
I mourn for the depravity of the world; I hate the imbecility of American statemen; I despise the hypocri of christendom; I detest the shrinkage of candidates for office from pledges and responsibility; and I pray God, his infinite mercy, to stir up all the virtue that yet remains on earth [p. [1]]
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