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Editor Republican:-In looking over the LaFayetter Courier, of the 22d inst., and seeing a letter from the Editor of that paper, from Washington, among other things set out in the letter, he gives what purports to be the words of Mr. Orth, our present Member in Congress, as follow: " I am really weary of Washington; and the only people I envy, are those who are privelaged to sit down under their own vine and fig tree at home. I shall make no contest for the nomination. I have sought to do my duty. My record is before my constituentss,a nd if the practical experience of my succesive terms of service is esteemed of no value, I shall step aside."-- Now what does that all mean? Rather strange anomaly! Tired of political life; anxious to be relieved; desiring rest; and willing to step aside conditionally- if the "practical experience" might of his life is esteemed of no value. What a remarkable proposition! If his "practical experience" is esteemed of value, then let martyrdom go on ad inifintum. are there not others in this Congressional District willing to make the same sacrifice for their country's good, whose "practical experience" might be improved by several "terms of service" in Congress? Are there no martyrs in the grand old Republican County of Warren? Could not Warren County be made a unit on this question, before the next Congressional Convention? What say the Republicans of the County?

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Date: 2/24/1870
Origin: Warren Republican
Record ID: 00001441
Type: Periodical
Source Archive: Warren County Historical Society
Date Entered: 8/10/2001
Collection: Clippinsg Scrapbook
Entered By: Amber M Knipe

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