At length, nowever, low murmurs of doubt or disapproval began to be heard; and soon the expressions, "unprecedented step!" "doubtful policy!" and "injury to the cause" became distinguishable among the over-prudent in different parts of the room when Matthew Lyon sprang to his feet, and, bringing his broad palms together with a loud slap, exultingly exclaimed, "The child is born, Mr, President!
I threatened him myself with something of the kind you have proposed. But a little reflection has convinced me I was wrong; for should I take this method of obtaining redress, nowever richly he might deserve it at my hands, I should but be doing just what I condemn in him, and thus place myself on a level with him in his despicable conduct.