The proposition is peace.
Not peace through the medium of war.
Not peace to be hunted through the labyrinth of intricate and endless negotiations.
Not peace to arise out of universal discord fomented, from principle, in all parts of the empire.
Not peace to depend on the juridical determination of perplexing questions, or the precise marking the shadowy boundaries of a complex government.
It is simple peace: sought in its natural course, and in its ordinary haunts.
It is peace sought in the spirit of peace and laid in principles purely pacific.