It was as a wild protest against it that, actually addressing her--"You terrible, miserable woman!"--I heard myself break into a sound that, by the open door, rang through the long passage and the empty house. Whenever in our past history doubtful powers have been exercised by Congress, these have never failed to produce injurious and unhappy consequences. No one can mistake the purpose for which the Nation now seeks to use the Democratic Party. I will compress them within the narrowest compass they will bear, stating the general principle, but not all its limitations.