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Indianapolis Old Line Guard (Newspaper) - October 23, 1860, Indianapolis, Indiana
Vol. Constitution the Union and the of Quality of the states ind., tuesday october 23, 1860. No. 42.the old. Line guard. Is or n. I Quot a e 3es in a a Yat i Koi Anapolis Indiana by Eldrak ii Akness. T 3e3 n. Tsa. Ssi .00 until after tue presidential election in Advance in All cases. Advertisements inserted at the usual rates. From the Concord n. A vein Coralic Campaign song. Written by a patriotic Little girl not yet thirteen j ears of age on the occasion of the raising of a Breckinridge Banner wave wave thou glorious Banner Type of the Brave and free As Emblem of the Union s peace our Hopes Are Bent on thee. Now hark through i All our country rings a glad and joyous Strain Hurrah Hurrah now three times three for Beekin Ridge and Lane. Let Alleghany s l Oeky eak3 Echo tie Freeman s cry that to Ohio s a uni or clime. The nation s voice May Fly. Let old new Hampshire s Granite Hills Send Bick tie glad refrain to Cali Ibernia s Golden strand for Breckinridge and . Tie old Dominion joins the shout and louder does it Ltd for Breckinridge s Clio in friends will never Juit in Zeal. And still they come from Georgia s Fields of Cotton and of Cane and the Lone Star of l exas beams o or Breckinridge and Lane. Kentucky greets Lier Noble son and bids him take Good heart and says that in the coming strife. His state will Bear her part. Next Oregon s unsettled wilds Echo the glorious Strain Quot we too 11 support our Brave old chief our Breckinridge and Hail great and glorious Union and Hail o ship of state sail on in regal glory nor fear a baser Fate. For the wind shall float thee Onward Over the troubled main ave be chosen skillful mariners in Breckinridge and Lane. Then Brethren of the Granite state Aid Aid our Noble cause for Union and for equal rights and for our country s Laws. Now Here s the Field before you. Come swell the Patriot s Strain and shout aloud for Freedom and Breckinridge and Lane. Float on then glorious Banner and guard our Battle Field and Ever be the stars and stripes our Noble country s shield. And now three Mclieeis for Union come shout Avith might and main Hurrah Hurrah loud let it ring. For Breckinridge and Lake a foreign judgment of the american executive. History says the Cleveland Democrat has done Justice to the administration of general Jackson and history will do Justice to the administration of or. Buchanan and alien the impartial historian reviews the history Oft he Republic from 1857 to 1861, he will stamp the administration As one of the Best the country Ever had. The London Spectator one of the Ablest of the English daily press gives it already High Praise and it is an unusual thing for an English newspaper to speak Well of an american statesman i and More especially As or. Buchanan in one of his i messages spoke in terms of the strongest condemnation of English diplomacy As being anything but straightforward and Manly especially in relation to american affairs. The Spectator of september 29111 says president Buchanan. In a few Short weeks the electors of the United states will determine who is to succeed or. Buchanan in the presidency of the United states. Looking upon the occasion with tie Eye Ofa Quot contemporary poster Ity Quot we cannot but regard it with Peculiar interest. It is a More important act of the elective body than any j that has occurred for a Long series of years. Ave fully recognize in the citizens of the United states a i just desire to maintain the High Standard of character i in the men chosen successively Abr the presidency j and we feel confident that no Man can have taken upon himself an office so completely without parallel in the present Daj Quot or in his a save in the spirit of a conscientious desire not simply to acquit himself credit ably in comparison a Voth his predecessors but still More solemnly to do a duty to his county. Ave be Lieve however that we Are simply stating a fact Wien we say that or. Buchanan s immediate predecessors had not altogether reached the Standard which he has restored. The character of his administration is Best described in the recital of the chief events which have transpired during his Possession of tie chair or have a in some cases been brought about by his judgment and skill. Alien James Buchanan was elected president he found the country in a state of unequalled political i confusion. There have been indeed pends of greater violence though even in Liat respect the history of the ilex Public would with difficulty exceed some of the scenes witnessed within the last few years but never we believe has there been such a breaking Down of party distinction such a bewilderment in the opinions by Al Rich men Are guided. This was not so much the result of the Couise pursued by or. Buchanan is in mediate predecessor As of the Vas collating policy to which or. Fillmore committed himself. An intelligent Man conscientious anxious to Ceribi a Liis duty we fully allow or. Fillmore to have been but he Laboured under the affliction of being a thoroughly commonplace Man. His political morals might be found in any Page of the politician s commonplace Book. He aimed at being guided by the sort of morals which school boys Are practice in when they study calligraphy in their above All things he was ambitious of making his administration a peaceful one but he fell into the common one of to thinking that to say peace was to make it where there was no peace. He tried to avoid conflict by evading troublous questions. The Central american difficulty was filly developed in his Day. Ave have since been shown How it might have been settled but it was he who allowed it to income chronic by neglect. He tried to temp Orize with Moi zionism and positively encouraged it to the insane notion that it could establish itself by appointing its Leader the ridiculous Brigham Young to be governor of Utah. In the same spirit of Tempo izing with obsolete pretensions he paved the Way to the repeal of the Missouri Compromise. Thus he readily pandered to political extravagances under cover of conciliation. With these difficulties and All their branching consequences general Pierce had to Battle and added to them were the first complications arising out of the actual Rej it Eal of the Compromise of 1820 with the Early disturbances in Kansas. It is no reflection upon general Pierce if we say he was not Strong enough to grapple with these monsters and to subdue them. They remained in full vigor to be encountered by James Buchanan and had indeed by the encouragement of the one president and the failure of the other to put them Down grown both in proportion. And boldness. The Cross purposes of political parties had engendered a restless sort of perversity in the House of representatives which naturally failing to be satisfied grew into opposition and a Peculiar personal ambition induced some statesman of the Republic judge Douglas for instance to speculate in a policy of hostility to or. Buchanan. Pei Sonal interest political want of purpose and the monster questions bequeathed to him by his a reduces j sors attended James Buchanan s entry into office. J a e Are not re capitulating the history of his and j i nitration but simply stating the circumstances in i Der which he commenced it and the conclusion to i which he has brought it. He has assisted in settling the Central american question not Only by overruling i the absurd pretensions into which our officials Blun dered but also by establishing the illegal character of i British encroachments in the Mosquito protector ate at the same time better defining the relations of the United states in that absurdly constituted territory. To what authority did he Appeal to common sense reason and Law. It was his thorough command of tie Law of the matter his temperate yet firm exposition of the Law and though last not least his minute and distinct geographical knowledge which enabled him j to overrule opponents and thus to cause a settlement i of the whole affair on its natural bases. Correcting the laches of or. Fillmore president Buchanan reduced Brigham Young and his frantic Follo avers to reason by the firm and effective exercise of the fed Oral authority he brought the territory Back to the i full jurisdiction of the Republic and acting under his orders the officers of tie Republic Efi voted this result without shedding a drop of blood. In like manner by subjecting the Kansas question to a More precise treatment than it had yet received he placed limits on the excessive pretensions of both Jia ties and by his acts he proclaimed to the world that the Power of the Republic is Paramount Over faction. A the Border difficulties with Mexico have been overcome exactly in the same manner by a temper ate Clear sighted Appeal to Public Law and reason with the employment of effectual but not exaggerated Means to accomplish a definite purpose. Ave have j reason to know that or. Buchanan Lias always been opposed to any idea of mexican annexation even direct invitation to that tempting species of coup d eat i has been rejected As offering no benefits to the Anglo Saxon Republic by suddenly casting within its Lim its a foreign population addicted to foreign habits into their political a lairs. Adhere the mexicans proved incompetent to sustain their own authority or to fur i Nish Security on their Border or. Buchanan supplied a that want by Means which attained their purpose and \ went no further. Still in the same spirit lie a com polished a settlement of that vexed question Quot the right 1 of search Quot finally closed in a manner satisfactory to the deliberate Public opinion even of England. Lie has maintained peace at Home and abroad though the j demons of faction and superstition reared their Heads at Home and blundering statesmanship threatened to do the work of ambition and treachery abroad. He i has accomplished All this in spite of All those Cross purposes and invidious hostilities which attempted to j thwart Liim at every turn and which did succeed in i preventing him from building the Pacific Railroad thus injuring the Republic to spite the president. But in our estimation one thing done by Jas. Buchanan excels even these High and difficult achieve i ments. The historian who shall hereafter peruse his Public writings will admit that the not Only return to the Clear logic and Calm dignity of a Ashington and Jefferson but in one respect go even a step further than our first presidents of the Republic. It was a superstitious prejudice of american politicians that j a countryman of a Ashington and Jefferson should Ever have the frankness or the courage to speak in i acct terms of the dark difficulty bequeathed by British Rule to beset the Republic throughout its life hitherto j James Buchanan formed a higher estimate of the intelligence and conscience of his countrymen. The first president to speak of slavery Point Blank he has been firm to principles upon which that difficult sectional question might be treated with reference to the Broad interests and overruling authority of the entire Republic and without encroachment on state rights or Legal guarantees. In other words James Buchanan has not simply restored an elevated moral tone with the dignified language of the fathers of the Republic but has imparted to the official records of the administration a Franker spirit a More implicit Trust in the Wisdom of the american nation. Noblesse oblige he has imposed renewed responsibilities on the electors and his successor. From Llie the editor of the Constitution Siu your correspondent made some remarks a few Days since Over the signature of Quot a Catholic Quot upon the Quot ominous Quot meeting of sex governor More Lead of Kentucky the hero of Quot bloody monday Quot a with judge Douglas at Jones avoid Barbecue. It has been charged and never successfully contradicted that judge Douglas friends in Kentucky aided in securing the election of Leslie Combs know nothing at the late election ii. That state. In order that there might be no doubt on the subject it is believed that the sex governor has been deputed As a sort of ambassador by the know nothings of Kentucky to negotiate a bargain for All tic rights title and interest judge Douglas May have in Kentucky in order that the state May cast its vote for John Bell the know nothing and against John c. Breckinridge the anti know nothing and True Union and constitutional Democrat in november. The states which professes to be the Organ of judge Douglas but is really in the interest of John Bell took my remarks in Quot High dudgeon Quot and charged that Quot a Catholic was very haughtily nay wickedly striving to make a Quot religious test Quot in politics Avith All the intolerance of the know nothings whose advocate it seems to be it would deny Quot a Catholic Quot the right to an opinion the Liberty of Speerli and the Freedom of the press the Jiroud privileges of every american citizen the humblest As Well As the most exalted no Quot tests Quot in politics or religion no castes nor distinctions among equal citizens under the constitutions these Are the principles of Quot a As to the charges falsely preferred against or. Breckinridge and proved to be so repeatedly by the Best evidence and the highest authority i shall say nothing. I shall quietly pass them Over and treat them As such slanders deserve wit i contempt. But the insolence of the charge that Quot a Catholic Quot urges a Quot religious test is too great coming from the unknown conductors of the slates when it is remembered that three months ago it published a false statement by which it Laboured to prove that or. Breckinridge was a know nothing in 1855 and there is not an Issue in which there is not some slander rehashed in support of the same charge and for the sole purpose of exciting wickedly because falsely a prejudice in the minds of All catholics against him i submit to All candid and honest minds if this is not True a and although the know nothing party which is now the Union party came into existence and committed All its excesses and crimes against catholics and foreigners solely on account of their religion and birth their hatred to the Quot Pope and Popery Quot a and although John Bell was the most violent and prescriptive among then even counselling blood and murder in support of a Quot religious test Quot even if the truth is half told the slides becomes the willing apologist and even eulogist of him and his leading managers and futile men Quot a Catholic Quot was always sincerely opposed to a Quot religions test Quot and opposed know nothing ism and its tests when the slates did not and he will always oppose it in whatever form or under whatever disguises it presents itself whether it Calls itself the Quot Union Constitution and Law enforcing Quot party As if in mock error in repentance for its old offences against the Constitution and the Laws or whether it is promo a by negotiation or combination of any sort to conceal or neutralize its True character i it is Quot Sam Quot the same old concern it was remodeler on its own ruins and its own violated pledges and crimes in this City last Winter by the remnant of the know nothing party in Congress. It received a new name and the battling was baptized and blessed by or. Crittenden acting As High priest. But the conclave of the Stales will charge us with urging a Quot religious i would vote for no Catholic i Ever knew or Ever expect to know because he was such and i would vote against no Man because he was not a Catholic. I am proud to say for myself and i will assume to say for All catholics they make no test in voting they ask no Quality but ability and patriotism in the citizen. I never voted for a Catholic in my life and i shall not regret if i never do because in voting no such consideration should influence the franchise of any Man the cry of Quot religious test and the insulting of the Quot Catli Olic vote Quot and the foreign vote Quot come clime Fly from those who Are Quot test Quot men and intolerant themselves Quot a Catholic Quot even were he so unprincipled could not favor a Quot religious test Quot because it would be in violation of the Constitution which is the supreme Law the highest Rule by Wlinich we Are governed in the state. It says article 6. Section .3d Quot no religious tests shall Ever be Reid tired As a it for any office of Public Trust under the United John Bell however says a Catholic ought not to be supported at elections for office and to ref ise or with hold the suffrage because he is a Quot romanism Quot or a Quot naturalized citizen cannot be shown to be a religious John c. Breckinridge s opinions Are far otherwise. In april 1855, and while or. Bell was advocating know and the Quot test Quot even at the expense of blood and murder he said As follows a a up to this time we have never had politics mingled. The Constitution makes no difference Between the Catholic and protestant in the enjoyment of civil and religious Liberty and he is no True american who makes a difference in religious creeds when the great charter of rights the Constitution makes Here we have the Public testimony of or. Bell and in. Breckinridge at the same time and on the same great questions the civil rights and the rights of conscience of All catholics and adopted citizens. Quot a Catholic Quot and every Catholic in voting for or. Breckinridge As against John Bell is not guilty of an odious Quot test Quot on account of Creed because neither of them is a Catholic. The one is a Liberal patriotic and constitutional statesman the other is a bigot. One As president of the United states would if he could strip me of All my civil Rig its and lower my status to degradation in the state the other would be the guardian of these rights a the faithful Sentinel Over the sacred precincts of my conscience As a Catholic with the Constitution of my country in my hand with the record of the two men before me with Iny conscience yet a stifled and with a love of country and fear of a of upon me i would were the alternative before me and there was no escape go to the stake Beible i would vote for John Bell against John c. Breckinridge and Liis is no Quot religious test Quot in conclusion permit me to say i have no hostility to judge Douglas. As a Democrat i have always rejoiced in his legitimate triumphs but when he would destroy the party that has Maile him great that has lifted him up from honorable poverty and obscurity to be one of the first senators of this Republic or when he would Transfer or dispose of any part of it to inure to the Benefit of the meanest the most prescriptive party this or any other country Ever knew when he would do All this to gratify his ambition or satiate his revenge i am opposed to him because i love my country her Honor her Public and her private peace. And this is what he is striving to do because he cannot get an electoral vote in any Southern state. This is acknowledged on All hands achy is he cheered by member of the lodges and Why is he flattered and caressed by Crittenden Morehead and All the old leaders of know nothing ism All for the Pur sose of using him and his friends for the us Cess of Ohn Bell and the inauguration of know nothing ism in Kentucky Virginia and the entire South and the overthrow of or. Breckinridge and the democratic party. Of this there can be no doubt. But god will not permit i Trust such iniquity and ingratitude to Prosper. Arhat will the states say to this a ill it say Quot amen Quot or god forbid ? yours truly Quot a a Ashington september 28, 1860.the irrepressible conflict again or. Seward. A a give an extract from or. Seward s late speech at St. Paul Minnesota to show the unchanged policy of the party i can look southward and see amid All the convulsions that Are breaking up the ancient provinces of Spain and Spanish american republics see in their j decay and dissolution the Prev Paratory stage for their re organization of free equal and Independent members of the United states of America. Standing on such a Eminence and looking with that far Distant Range of vision i can now look Down on the states and old the people of the Atlantic coast of Maine j and Massachusetts and new York and Pennsylvania and Virginia and the Carolinas and Georgia and Louisiana and Texas and round by the Pacific coast to California and Oregon i can hear their disputes their fretful controversies their threats that if their own separate interests Are not gratified and consulted by the Federal government they will separate from this Union will secede from it will dissolve it and while i hear on their Busy sidewalks these clamorous contentions i am Able to say Quot peace be Siili. These subjects of Contention and dispute that so irritate and anger and provoke you Are but ephemeral and tem Jjo Rary. These institutions which you so much desire to conserve and for which you would sacrifice the welfare of the people of this continent Are almost As ephemeral As the Man is born to Day who will live to see the american Union the american people the whole of them coming into the harmonious understanding that this is the land of the free men for the free men that this is the land for the White Man and that whatever elements there Are to disturb its present peace or irritate the passions of its possessors will in the end and that end will come Beible Long pass away without capacity in any Way to disturb the Harmony or endanger this great Union. Applause certainly since we can Lay so Little claim to having produced these results by our own work or Wistrom or virtue what could it have been but that overruling Power which by its higher lava controls even the perverse wills of men and which Means that this shall be henceforth and forever As it was established in the beginning a land not of slavery but a land of Freedom. Cheers fellow citizens either in one Way or the other whether you agree with me in attributing it to the interposition of divine Providence or not this Battle has been fought this Victory has been won. Slavery to Day is for the first time not Only in Weresa but without influence in the american Republic. The serried ranks of party after party which rallied under it to sustain and support it Are broken and dissolved under the pressure of the March the great and powerful March of the american people determined to restore Freedom to its original and just position in the cd it Hemment. For the first time in the history of the United states no Man in a free state can be bribed to vote for slavery. The government of the United states has not the Power to make Good a bribe or a seduction by which to make and convert democrats to support slavery. App use for the first time in the history of the Republic the slave Power has not even the Power to terrify or alarm the Freeman so As to make him submit and scheme and coincide and Compromise. It rails now with a feeble voice As it Thunde red in our ears for Twenty or thirty years past. A Ith a feeble and muttering voice they cry out that they will tear the Union to pieces. Derisive laughter Avo s afraid ? laughter and cries of Quot no they Etu Plain that if we will not surrender our principles and our system and our rights being a majority to Rule and if we will not accept their system and such rulers As they will give us they will go out of the Union. Avo s afraid laughter nobody s afraid nobody can be bought. Now fellow citizens let me ask Yon since you Are so prompt at answering suppose that any time within the last forty years we could have found american people in the free states everywhere just As they Are even where in the free states now in such a condition that there avas no party that could be bought Nolan july that could be scared How much sooner do you think this revolution would have come in which we Are now engaged i do not believe there has been one Day since 1787 until now when slavery had any Ower in this government except what it derived from buying up men of weak virtue no principle and great cupidity and terrifying men of weak nerve in the tree Stites. Laughter and applause this Battle is fought and this Victory is won provided that you stand determined to maintain the great Republican party under its great and glorious Leader Abraham Lincoln in inaugurating its principles into the administration of the government and provided you stand by him in his administration if it shall be As i Trust it shall a Wise and just and Gootel one until the adv i sary shall find out that he has been beaten and shall voluntarily retire from the Field. Applause and a voice Well do unless you do that there is still danger that All that has been gained May be Dis unionism let us look at the Mote in our own Eye. The following Are some of the cheerful a prospects before a citizen of any Southern state who has the old fashioned notion in his head that he is living under the Constitution of the United states and endeavours to reclaim his property As provi led by that instrument Fine. Imprisonment. 5 years. 15 years. 5 Yeai a. 5 Yeai a. 3 months. 14 Yeai a. 10 years. 2 years. 5 3 ears. States. In ,000. In a Ermont. 2,000. In in Massachusetts 5,000 in Connecticut. 5,000 in Pennsylvania. . In Indiana. 5,000. In Michigan. 1,000. In a Wisconsin. 1,000. In Iowa. 1,000. It will be seen from the above that the Northern states Are All in a position of practical disunion Liat is they have refused to sustain the Constitution which their fathers adopted. In june 185j, Daniel Webster in a speech at Capon Springs a Irginia remarked Quot i do not hesitate to say and repeat that if the Northern states refuse wilfully and deliberately to carry into effect that part of the Constitution which respects the restoration of fugitive slaves the South would no longer be bound to observe the a bargain broken on one Side is broken on All now according to Daniel a Ebster and he is generally regarded As Good authority at the North the South Are justified in presuming that this confederation of states framed for Mutual Protection and Benefit is at an end. A e suppose that there Are some who yelp so loud for the Quot Union Quot that they would ask the South to be quiet Aud submissive even under John Brown forays and Texas burnings. No calamity with such people not even univ i Sal Black and White amalgamation is half so much to be dreaded As the breaking up of a government which has outlived its uses and if any person be bold enough to ask that this government shall be restored to its original functions that it shall restore runaway negroes and protect Southern citizens equally with Northern citizens who forthwith from Quot the squatter Quot organs and from the Bell Everett journals he is denounced As a Quot Dis unionist Quot and a Quot the truth is the Only Way to preserve the Union and the Only Way it ought to be preserved is for the North to simply try How it will seem to be honest. Let us perform our agreements. The work of preserving the Union is to be done Here. The North is overflowing with disunion its for every Man is a disunion St who refuses to abide by the obligations of the Constitution to return fugitive slaves or denies Southern men an equal Protection in the common territories which the supreme court says they Are entitled to. Those who abide by the Constitution Are Quot unionists Quot and hence the entire South so far As we know Are Quot unionists Quot at least the majority while at the North in the present state of Public opinion it is probable that the majority Are for proof of this try to pais ii i any so called Union meeting at the North a simple rest Lution taken word for word from the decision of the United states supreme court and it would be hooted Down bellies Dougl Sites and Linco nites All assisting in the clamor. It gives us no pleasure to state these facts but they Are facts , that some time or other unless altered will bring on a terrible collision Between the North and the South. Our people ought to look them in the face for the Union cannot forever be saved under an unmeaning form of words which deceive the people and Blind them to the real questions in Issue the Good physician is the bold one who despite and writhing probes the sore to its seat. So Quot present juncture he is the the Friend of the who bravely Calls the Public attention to the of Marks of the Constitution and shows tha safety is to cling to that instrument not a ter pretend by the Black republicans or trued by the followers of Douglas or boldly presented by the friends of Bre Lane. They Are the Only candidate a squarely on the Constitution and Henc a to whom every Union Man can safely vation of All that every Patriot holds d3 Appeal to the masses and Lane. From the Lafayette Union for the Sake or. Editor but a few Sayij the decisive Day will be ushered in future policy if not the i Ospe Rii ment. A few More Days and will Battle that is to result in the Triumph of Broad National principles or of has made itself notorious by its Section it is now High time that those who hav mental in widening the breach that has to unavailing the efforts of the National Tjw should pause in their mad career and Ere it is to repair the mischief they have Ali Eady Doni by vigorous Effort to effect a re Union of the Pai such a Way that will insure the defeat of sect Oci and by an unselfish Devotion to conservative pm pies Endeavor now to make that atonement Andl tuition that will unquestionably one Day be Den at their hands by the aroused and indignant of the democratic party. This is no time for the gratification of Pel ice. It is no time for a fight on Pernal pref our country demands the immolation of All preferences of private animosities and that our1 word shall be the Quot Union of the democracy i Sake of the Avoe be to that Man let i private citizen or politician High in station who shill interpose to prevent that Union. It will be More tolerable for Sodom and gomorrah in the Day of judgment than it will be for him when the democracy the people shall come to sit in judgment upon him. Ashen sectional ism shall have obtained the Sway when her infernal scenes Shal have been consummated when the fatal blow has been Given that will alienate forever one Section of the Union from the other when our glorious country shall boil like a burning Crater with internal commotion when the Blooming Hills Are Crim soned Over by gory strife when her streams shall have run red with the blood of Brothers shed in fraternal War then High above the wreck of Universal ruin will Rise with dripping locks and ghastly ruin the ghost of murdered Freedom and utter a nation s Cui be upon the Heads of those who for selfish purposes and personal aggrandizement who through Devilish malice and unholy envy by their factious spirit and influence Defeated the Only National organization that could have saved our country from her horrid Fate. Let there be unanimity of action in the democratic party. Let the ravings of demagogues be unheeded we As a National conservative party have a higher Mission to perform than to work for their interests. Let the masses of the democracy Rise As one Man from the Atlantic to the Pacific from tie great lakes to the Southern Gulf proclaiming their time honoured doctrines and then under the proud old Banner of the Constitution and the a Nion March to Kittle and to Victory. Quot the Union of lakes the Inion of Landi. The Union of states that none can sever the Union of hearts the Union of hands. And Iod save the Union i . Con Ukia oct. 15, 1800. if Cleve Hittiii Derin Cral. If Douglas would withdraw he could save the Union. Or. Douglas has now tested his popular y in every state where an election has been held and has failed to carry a single one. Every state claimed for him has told the same tale of defeat and disaster. In the North where in the National convention he got his support All have gone for Lincoln not a single one being left to rally upon to Forni a nest egg for a future hatching. Foreseeing this stale of things while the coi Iven Tion was in session he wrote to Richardson of Illinois to withdraw him from the list of this Douglas friends refused to do and finding he Cordil not get a fair nomination they gave him a false one by i disrupting the convention an Ltd filling the places of legally elected delegates by bogus ones and even then they were forced to Over Rifle the rules for the government of the convention by declaring him nominated when in truth he lacked Over one third of the Legal votes necessary to a Choice and even with his bogus delegates he could not raise tie number necessary by Twenty or thirty delegates. After or. Douglas took the stump the evidence is that he Mccanie so disheartened Ltd that he wrote to his friends in a Ashing on intimating an intention to withdraw. Liis was prevented by his private Secretary concocting and putting Forth As True a silly canard that or. Blixt Kim Udine intended to do the same thing and As often As or. Douglas gets despondent and talks of backing of the track which is of frequent occurrence the same silly tale is raised to urge his continuance. The continuance As a candidate of Stephen a. Douglas has lost us Ohio Indiana and Pennsylvania and it will lose us Illinois and if it also causes the democracy to lose new York it will elect Abraham Lincoln president and will precipitate that conflict Between the North and the South which or. Lincoln and or. Seward in their speeches have said is Quot Irr Pressi every Hope of or. Douglas getting a single electoral vote is now abandoned by his friends. His continuance in the Field forces him to play the part make in a a an Buren played in 1848�?defeat of the democratic party without getting a Solitar it vote for himself. Playing the part of a a Durex he must expect to share a an Durex s Fate and become a lasting reproach to the True men of the democracy a stench in the nostrils of men who will believe As they believe of or. Douglas prototype that it was rancor and revenge not patriotism that dictated his course and if he should live the six months after the 4th of March next the term of lift allotted to him by his friends when they Besought or. Yancey to go in on the ticket we Fli Iii he will realize with All their blasting effect the censure of an abused and betrayed democracy. In. Douglas has yet time to repent and in some measure to atone for past misdeeds. Even now late As the hour is his declination would give us Ohio Indiana Illinois Iowa Hotle Island new York Aud new Jersey states that tie democracy could easily have carried had it not been for the baneful result of his overweening ambition and the reckless course of himself and his ave have no idea that this will be done. Even if willing himself in. Douglas friends will not allow him to give those Quot fruits meet for repentance Quot which would be so surely required of one who had sinned so deeply. He will continue a candidate without an elect a ral vote Aud when the Battle is Over and the Quot sober second thought Quot does its work he will to made to Reaze that bitterest of All curses a repentance that comes too late. A
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