she should speak for the human race. It is the country of the Future. From Washington, prover- bially the city of magnificent distances,’ through all its cities, states, and territories, it is a country of beginnings, of projects, of designs, of expecta» tions.

Gentlemen, there is a sublime and friendly Des- tiny by which the human race is guided,—the race never dying, the individual never spared, to results afi°ecting masses and ages. Men are nar~ row and selfish, but the Genius or Destiny is not narrow, but beneficent. It is not discovered in their calculated and voluntary activity, but in what befalls, with or without their design. Only what is inevitable interests us, and it turns out that love and good are inevitable, and in the course of things. That Genius has infused itself into nature. It indicates itself by a small excess of good, a small balance in brute facts always favorable to the side of reason. All the facts in any part of nature shall be tabulated and the results shall indicate the same security and benefit; so slight as to be hardly observable, and yet it is there. The sphere is flattened at the poles and swelled at the equa- tor ; a form flowing necessarily from the fluid state, yet the form, the mathematician assures us, re- quired to prevent the protuberances of the conti- nent, or even of lesser mountains cast up at any