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ENTERED according to Act of Congress, in the year 1865, by
D. APPLETON & COMPANY,
in the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Southern District of New York.
MY CONSTITUENTS IN OHIO,
BY WHOSE REQUEST THIS VOLUME IS PREPARED,
It is Inscribed,
AS A TOKEN OF ESTEEM AND GRATITUDE.
In penning this inscription, from a distant city, aloof from old associations, and devoted to new pursuits, memories of you throng, cheer, and sweeten my thoughts. Not only do I recall the kindly courtesies and personal attachments at your firesides and meetings, but the unwavering trust you reposed, from the first effort which I made against sectionalism to the present time, when the consequences of that sectionalism, so sanguinary and terrible, yet remain. I represented you truly, when I warned and worked from 1856 to 1860 against the passionate zealotry of north and south; when I denounced, in and out of Congress, the bad fallacy and worse conduct of the secessionists; when I voted to avert the impending war by every measure of adjustment; and when after war came, by my votes for money and men, I aided the Administration in maintaining the Federal authority over the insurgent States.