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Proceedings of the Second National Congress of the Fenian Brotherhood Excerpt From Proceedings Of The Second National Congress Of The Fenian Brotherhood Held In Cincinnati, Ohio, January, 1865Our Fellow Citizens Will Not Forget That This Brotherhood Is Virtually At War With The Oligarchy Of Great Britain, And That While There Is No Fenian Army As Yet Openly In The Field Such An Army Nevertheless Actually Exists, Prepar Ing And Disciplining Itself For Freedom S Battle, Ambushed In The Midst Of Its Enemies, Watching Steadily Its Opportunity And Hiding Its Time The Require Ments Of Our Military Position Will Then Be A Sufficient And Satisfactory Apology To All But The Opponents Of Our Cause For A Certain Degree Of Reticence Upon Our Part The Fenian Congress Acts The Part Of A National Assembly Of An Irish Republic Our Organized Friends In Ireland Constitute Its Army To Divulge The Position And Intended Movements Ofan Army Would Be To Defeat It It Were Indeed Conducive To Success, If No Publicity Whatever Were Given To The Existence Of Our Organization, Until All Our Preparations For An Uprising Of The Irish People Were Completed I Have Myself No Objection To Absolute Secrecy In Revolutionary Associations, Provided Their Objects Be Just, And Their Mode Of Attaining Them Be Pure And Honest But Such Secrecy Would Militate Against The Extension Of The Fenian Brotherhood, And Prevent It From Gaining An Amount Of Popular Support Sufficient For Successful Operations Hence, For The Satisfaction Of Our Friends Who Are Not Yet Enrolled Amongst Us, I Feel Compelled On This Occasion, To Give Some Information Respecting It.About The PublisherForgotten Books Publishes Hundreds Of Thousands Of Rare And Classic Books Find At Www.forgottenbooks.comThis Book Is A Reproduction Of An Important Historical Work Forgotten Books Uses State Of The Art Technology To Digitally Reconstruct The Work, Preserving The Original Format Whilst Repairing Imperfections Present In The Aged Copy In Rare Cases, An Imperfection In The Original, Such As A Blemish Or Missing Page, May Be Replicated In Our Edition We Do, However, Repair The Vast Majority Of Imperfections Successfully Any Imperfections That Remain Are Intentionally Left To Preserve The State Of Such Historical Works.