We all know that but
for labor we would have very little that is worth fighting for, and when
wars do come, they fall upon the many, the producing class, who are the
sufferers. . . . I was always a man of peace, and I have always
advocated peace, although educated a soldier. I never willingly,
although I have gone through two wars, of my own accord advocated war. I
advocated what I believed to be right, and I have fought for it to the
best of my ability in order that an honorable peace might be secured.