Spoken to the Ohio State Legislature on February 6, 1852This house is dedicatedto the Fraternal and Cultural Endeavors of Freedom-Loving Americans of Hungarian Ancestry and to theLiving Memory ofLagos 〈Louis〉 KossuthChampion of Liberty, Fraternity, and EqualityGovernor of Hungaryduring the fight for the Hungarian Independence, 1848-49
This 1849 engraving of “Ludvig Kossuth, The Hungarian Leader” by N. Currier belongs to the Library of Congress.
Lajos Kossuth de Udvard et Kossuthfalva (Hungarian: [ˈlɒjoʃ ˈkoʃut], Slovak: Ľudovít Košút, archaically English: Louis Kossuth; 19 September 1802 – 20 March 1894) was a Hungarian nobleman, lawyer, journalist, politician, statesman and Governor-President of the Kingdom of Hungary during the revolution of 1848–49. -- Wikipedia
N. Currier includes this proclamation by Kossuth reacting to Jellachich's invasion of Hungary.
“It is an eternal law of God that whosoever abandoneth himself will be forsaken by the Lord. It is an eternal law that whosoever assisteth himself, him will the lord assist. It is a divine law that false swearing, by its results, chastiseth itself. It is a law of our Lord’s that whosoever availeth himself of perjury and injustice, prepareth himself the triumph of justice. Standing firm on these eternal laws of the universe, I swear that my prophecy will be fulfilled – it is, that the freedom of Hungary will be effected by this invasion of Hungary by Jellachich.”
The same quotation appeared in Scientific American in 1849.
This 1851 engraving, of “Louis Kossuth”, drawn on stone by P. Kramer, is also in the Library of Congress. 1851 is the year of Kossuth's triumphant tour of the U.S.