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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1871, by
GEORGE W. JULIAN, in the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.
To the people I have so long served in Congress, and especially to the many devoted friends who have sustained me with such singular steadfastness in the political conflicts of the past, I respectfully dedicate this volume. It is compiled and published chiefly for them, and in memory of common struggles and sacrifices for principles long overwhelmingly trampled down, but now finally in the ascendant. To the general public these speeches will possess only such interest as pertains to by-gone discussions of great public questions, and to views, vehemently combated when uttered, which have been tried by the verdict of time. With a single exception they are printed in the order of their delivery; and I only add, that while in a few instances opinions are advanced which have since been modified, my constant and inspiring aim was to declare what I believed to be the truth.
GEORGE W. JULIAN.
CENTREVILLE, INDIANA, October, 1871.