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[[Handwritten on top]] First lecture delivered by Bright Eyes in Boston [[/handwritten on top]]
[[Handwritten on right margin and continued to the left above typed speech]] Wrong! See papers of Oct. 30, 1879 Part of this given by her before the Congregational Club, N.Y. Feb. 28 1880. See scrapbook, p. 38 Whole of it (see Scrapbook p. 80) was given at big [[?Tremont]] Temple Meeting in Boston Dec. 3, 1880. This was not the first but was the most important Boston Meeting.[[/handwritten in right margin]]
MY PEOPLE HAVE MADE DESPERATE STRUGGLES, YEAR AFTER YEAR, FOR A HUNDRED YEARS, FOR THEIR HOMES, FOR THEIR LIVES AND FOR THEIR LIBERTY. THEY HAVE WRITHED UNDER A POWERFUL OPPRESSOR. IT HAS BEEN  SAID THAT "THE GOVERNMENT SYSTEM HAS BEEN ONE OF ALTERNATE PAUPERIZING AND BUTCHERY." FROM TIME TO TIME DURING THESE HUNDRED YEARS, THERE HAVE ARISEN KIND MEN AND JUST MEN, JUDGES AND SENATORS, WHO HAVE TRIED TO COMPEL THE GOVERNMENT TO RIGHT THESE WRONGS AND TO CHANGE ITS SYSTEM. FROM TIME TO TIME PARTIES HAVE ARISEN LIKE THIS. TO INSIST THAT THESE WRONGS BE RIGHTED, AND COMPEL THE GOVERNMENT TO CHANGE ITS COURSE FOR THE FUTURE, BUT THEY HAVE ALWAYS BEEN BEATEN, AND IT RE-
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