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spring of political power is the ballot-box, and
the object of their unceasing efforts, is there to
collect and consolidate strength. The members
of all other sects divide in their politics and
votes, but foreign catholics never, and the priest
controls their votes with absolute will; and his
calculation is, how can they be best turned to
the account of priest-craft and Romanism. They
never fail to make themselves felt in elections;
and a few years since, he whom they denomi-
nate "The Lord Bishop of New York," John
Hughes, was said truly to hold in his hands
the issue of a presidential election.

That I have stated truly the obiects and poli-
cy of Uie foreign catholic priestnood, in this



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Online LibraryKentucky. Constitutional Convention (1849-1850)Report of the debates and proceedings of the Convention for the revision of the constitution of the state of Kentucky, 1849 [microform] → online text (page 266 of 294)