" For some time he was silent, but he continued to meet my eyes. He felt no stage fright but the thought of the part he had to play humiliated him. An instant of wild flight had delivered him and the cry of triumph which his lips withheld cleft his brain. May we not, then, hope that the long agitation on this subject is approaching its end, and that the geographical parties to which it has given birth, so much dreaded by the Father of his Country, will speedily become extinct? Most happy will it be for the country when the public mind shall be diverted from this question to others of more pressing and practical importance.