[Boston—Tuesday, 21 March 1876]

March 21st A wild storm of snow and rain. I go today to Chardon St but I fear the poor women will either be kept away altogether or will make themselves ill by going out.

There is some light on the horizon with respect to Mr. Dana. Butler’s accusations were printed in full in the Tribune but the temper of our people is aroused and we are ready to fight for him to the teeth. If Butler’s word is to be taken against Dana then Carlyle’s awful saying is indeed true that he cannot believe in a country where the vote of Judas Iscariot is worth as much as the vote of Jesus Christ. We are put to the test now upon the question of sending Mr. Dana to England over the heads of his accusers—if this is done the Republic is worthy of the confidence of all natives and will hold itself supreme among the governments of the earth.

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