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NO NOIiTJI, RO KOKTIX, IWOEIl IKE CONSTITUTION, BCT A SACKED MAINTENANCE OF THAT IWSTItl'OT LKT ARD Til E UNION.
M'AUTIlUIi, VINTON COUNTY, OHIO, JANUARY, 28, 18G4.
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ARKIVK.
JOHN DV RAND, S.ip't.
nje 4'h 18G3. lyr.
EHT FO EGNAHC
SIOTO AND HOCKING VALLEY
RAILROAD.
SUMMER ARRANGEMENT.
OK.na after Monday, A.prll 16th, 1861,trlDt
wlUrona al folio w :
GotwiSoTa MailTraln Uavea rottmwHi
tt T:00 a. .J arrives at Uamilon at 10:i6 p. k
naklcg cloMDonneotlon with throogh traiaa, to
iaariattaand Olnolnnati Eiilro&dt'ora'.ll point;
Eaatand Wet. Accommodation Train loava
f ortumoottt at 1 :80 p x ; arrives at aindeu at S
o r.
Oonr Booth Acoommodallop Train Iea
Hamdao 1 1 :1( a v;arriyea at PortatnootB
10:80 a. v. MaliTnin Uavea Haradaa At 8:
in; arrivea alHortaniouthatS :00r. .
Throojh TiokaU fop Marl alia, Cbllllooth
.oiunattand Colnmbna,oan bt prtcoied al'.h
rttitOtKMaatMilvcod-raMa.
BLANK DEEDS; MORTGAGES
And all other kind ofClunka for
I ale at the Democrat Office.
THE ESCAPE OF JOHN
MORGAN
How He Broke Prison and Reached
the Confederate Lines
Jolm Morpan una Lonoi' d witli n
ovation n tho 7tb. ou I.U arrival at
tnt3 nn''' ('rtl'ilH'- The following
highly intercstin,! account of hit ea -
id. i.u' v jn.'t iioiiKtiu up ur hi-i
Vwtd to Bfaml on thy fior, and tn i
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tioi'jiu'n; ruivi ii'.nree, ia piiDiisitiu
ii. m J f .
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fit'JOia. laotuijiJ to t!m wall with klllu
i liU i Lcin.t'a(iH wi:ru emu ru i
jTetuit unv fcUMpK.-joii, lor Hovifihl!
d:yB buf'Ttj I'.uy work wua httuiKpted'
i hey n.idkt it a litOit tu hi tliem diwii
and fit tit their doura and rai. Cup
tiiin Ilitiifl 6U(.('rintei) '.'d tho work, i
while Griicra! Muig:;:: ktpt '.vutch to
thu iifti utii-n ot the smthx!,
wtifto diil) it was tconib 1'i'nnd dur
mil iho vl.'iv and oh.H'ivi) it' unv thkii:
KAi Kiiv on. Oiia .day U follow j
chiii in wuiii Ui ckcrtiiiitit waia-wn
under the floor b.'rini hTa,7, antt
m'8in? birn, e.iid, Where U llokcr
i r t t
auiith V The G.'.iora! wplied, "Llrt
m in nr. rO'-.rn sw, ami .tmiiodiattj
iy pti'iod a docinnoiit out of h:a pock
el nt.d v tid t h.iu, 'Here ia a nioni
rial i hay druwit up to for .v aid to,
ilw Govorruient at Waatdnto;!
wIihI do von think oi il V
Tho follow, who petlmps Cor.ld not,,;o.
rvad, bei;. highly fl.ittertd at tho!
Guiiera'.'B ci'nd-BJciision, verv ravu. :
ly looked at it for tevor.ii miiiotea by
fore ho vouthodsafi-d any if ply. 'l'heii
Larding it l ack, li itxpreaael himaulf
nildy p!oftied with it. u the innu
hn IKikermrlth had been iitu'ud
and came nn, profesjiiig to foul "very
unwell." This centinci was the muet
difficult a'i'd ilanorona chst'ic'.o in
i!;ir proprisa, bi-cansa titer j wja no
ti lling at Wat timu ho would enter
during tho dny, tind a', n'ght ho came
regularly vry two honia to each eeli
and ii:t) rtfci'l a liht through the hura
of their il'tor, to B'.'u that they wore
quietly bluepiiiff, and frvqu'itttly a!t-r
ho completed hia rounda ho would
ilip bad into tho dark with a pair
of indiiu ubhei ehoea ojt, to iitoit at
their cel'a if any rhin;; w ia On. ;
I' he Gencitil aya that ho would ftl
mofct invariably know of hia preBetieu
by a certain niagnelia shudder wh:ch'
if would produce; but foi foar tLat
thia ft'juio aoiihihihtv uiijiht sometimes
Hail him, ho broke up tn.al) p.utictup
0! coal every moroitijj and epnnkiud
tlu.iri Lebro Iho Cjll-door, wli'el:
would always apufntuie Jr.a coming.
Every tlwri; was now ready to
begin tho work ; 60 about the hitter
part of Ootobtr they began to bore.
All were busy, one :ubkin u ropo
'adder by tearing acd twisting U
atrija of bediiok, auolber nmki.ng
oowio-knivea, and another twisting
up towelti. Thoy lahoted persevor
inly for several Hays, and after bor-
iug through nine iuchea of cement
and Line thicknesses of brick pheed
odgewibe, thoy began to wonder when
they should reach tho eoft earth. Sud
denly a hiiek fell through. What
could lI..iB mean? What in f'orna!
i.baiwbcr lud they rac!iod ? It was
immediately eutered, and, to their
ijreat Abtoniahuiunt and joy, it proved
to bo an air chamber extending the
whole length of the row of cells, ilore
was an unexpected interposition in
tueir favor. Hitherto th.v had beu
obliged to conaeal their rnbbiah iu
tjeu bedtiek?, each day burning a
proportionate quantity of straw ; now
they had room enough for all they
could dig. They at onee commenced
to tunnel ut right angles with this air
chamber, to get through the founda
tion ; and uuy alter day they bored,
day after day tho blocka of granito
wero removed, auJ etill the work be
fore them buemad interminable
After twenty-throe days of unjemit
ti:j labor, and getting through a
granite wail of six feet in thickness,
thoy reached the soil. They tunneled
up for some distance and light began
to ehine. How cloriom was the
light. It annonnced the Inlfiilmetit
ot their labor, thoy would soon b--
ftee. Thia waa the morning of the
28th dayof iNovember, 1863. Th
next night at twelve o'clock, va de
term'i.od on aa the hoar at which
tbey would attempt thoir liberty
Each moment that intervened, was
filled with dreadful anxiety and sus
pense, and each'timc the guard enter
d increased thuir apprehensions. The
General say a he Lad prayed for ruin,
but the morniog o" the 27th dawned
bright and beantifnl. Tho evening
came, and clouds began, to gather.
How they prayed for thetn to in-
:
!
uun-w, i Uoi curiam ymi are gomy!
III HI ilVL UlU Ul t'MS'JIJ, UlU 11
J r J J T
ifi:n,ir;il Vmi will m.lrf l.it tu!f,.ii
vuu b iki u i von irr r mv n. h
1 he h'tter then went on to ap'ftk of
hia kinducea to tho poor when he
lived tit Lexiiitou. and concluded by
jux-'in exh irtin l.iiu, to trust in God
and wait hU ii.ha. What could thiii
ir.;n ? Xo huioiin b.:ini; on thc out
(liv.it Li lo Imd been iufcriued hia iute.i-
Notl.ii now r-?iin.iiii'd to bo
dona but for Iho G-'tierul un I Colonel
Di-.-k M. rgHii to ohaiio cell. The
hour iii'iaOHuIiod for t'loui to bulook-
joreasa. If rail) ahonld onlyegin.
their cliHiicea of detection would'
While these
thoiiphta wire pacing through llieii
.U.r9, the keq-er rod with a lot
Kr loi-(J -nmal Mor;irj Ho opened
lit. and what was hia Burprisn. and 1
may s iy wonder, to End it from a poor
jliiah woman of Lis aoquaiu'H:;ca iu
. ' . ! 1 l .t
prisuijvr bhui, una iniuj 10 sunor
ujom tlmii you 1j now."
tion to eaettpo, aui vet, juct aa ail
things were ready for him to m;kc!
tf-e attempt, here uo'nca ft l"tt..r from
WipctHaier, Ky., alviain Litn not to
'".ry it Tlda lottm hai p.tsaad
through tin examiirnjj oftiei of (Jjn
oral JIaS'.'ii, mil then tbvi'uh t!ie
liAnda of tho l-i'ffer ofj j'a'a. What if
it tdiiiiiid eioito their fUHi.iaion and
t'.niin to excioiso lot inoreaaed
viizilnmw? Tho ailu.itiiii. however.
was aeapontte.
be tuoi:!i worao,
Their futa could not
hnd they r.'B nlveii to
cn up. i itey ciiaugeu ooata, aor. fucti
stood at the o.ii.-r'o oell doyr with hia
iick oxptaed, mid protended tobo eo
ar'od in m.kiii uj thoirli:ds. Aa
the turnkey euUiud th-y "turned in."
and pulled their dovra shut.
t?ix, olln, un o'clock canto. Ho
rnch puiae throbbed a tltoy quietly
iiAStitui Hie nppr-);ch of twelve I It
ciuet!ie a . ntUicl ptaibd hia round
all wail. A iter n ailing ft few mom
enta to Eeo it 'in iutendbd toalipback,
the ainal waa . given .il! quietly
-ti iitJ down into liie aif cltuut'ocr.
firxt aiulli ig their Sauuul Hhirta itu J
placing the m in bod aa thoy were ao
.uotomed to lie. Aa tony inovod
quietly along through thu dark r.'c'8
to the teruiiuua wit-ne thuy wero to
euiu'e fioiu tlu oarth, tho Gmura'
prepared to light u miitc'i. Aa the
lurid jdare f 11 upo.t iheir couutejano-;
ta a Bci-tio' wr.b proaoitted which can
never be forgnMen. lbero w-ro
cronohod soviij bra7a tuon who hai
ttHolvcd to be tree. They were arm
ed wit.'i bowio knives tu iIj out of
case knives. L'te, in their condition,
waa scarcely to bo desired, and the
mouiotit for tho deaperato ciiauce had
arrived. Suppose, aa they uuiargod 1
from the grounJ, that the dogbboalJ
give tho alarm they could but die.
Bat lew KiomeuU were epeut in
thia kind of apprehension. The hour
i or.i.t. ! . i i
uaJ arr.ved, ai:a yet ttiay oime.
Iroi tanutely yea providentially th
niht hud suddenly grown d trk and
tamy ; tno tioga nua rotirea to their
keiiiibU, and tha 60iitiae!a h:il taken
refuse under shelter. Too innor wall
bj the aid oi'th rope tuttor, waa soon
sealed, and now tho outer ouj had to
he attompteJ. Gaptaiu Taylor (vho.
by too way, waa a nephew of oi l
Zuck.) being a very active mau, by
the asttiatutiuo of hia comrades reach
ed tho top of the gate, and was enab
ed to ket the ropo over tho wall.
When tho top wai gained they ouud
a rope oxtending ail around, which
thu General immediately cut, as he
tnitipectod that it might load into the
W arden a room. Una turned out to
bo correct. They then entered the
sentry box on- the wall and changed
their clothea and let thomaelvea down
the wall. In sliding down tho wall
tho Gaueial skinned hia hand very
badly, aud all were more or less
bruiahed. Ouco down, thoy separated,
Taylor and Shelton going oue way,
lloKeramith, uennett aud Alcuee
another, aud General Morgan and
(Japtaitt limes proceeding immediate
ly toward the depot.
Tho General had, by paying 815 in
iiotd. bucoeeded in obtaining a paper
which informed him of the schedule
time of the dilfcrcnt roads. The clock
struck oue. and he know by hurry ins
ho could reach the down ttain for
Cincinnati, lie got thero just aa thu
train waa moving ou. lie at once
looked on to aee if there were aov
... t .
aoldiera ou ooara, ana, espying a
Union officer, he boldly walked up
i . i 4l ? 3 . i Tr
ana too a seat uesiue mm. ue re
marked to him that ''as tha night was
dam o and chilly. uerhaDa he would
join him in a drink." lie did so.and
the party toon bocaios very agreeable
I.
o each other. Thu cura, in croaaiujf
o Seiuto, ImVi; to ).:u u ti.i" a short
iiUnco of thd reuitcutidry. A they
.'usued, tlm offljer rumarkeJ, "There '
hotul at which Mnrxm: ur.d his
ftlojrs aro eppndint their luieuru."
Yta," rwpliod tlio General ; "and I
jinceroly liopo he will unkj np hia
uinJ to board thora during tho Lal
nicu of tho w ur, for Lo ia a great
iioiaance." WlnSn thu train rtnohed
Xenia, it wiu (ictaiuod by aonm acci-
Imit mniM :hs:i ii ti hour. Ii!i.niiiQ
a. anxiety, a) auld'm aftet ajldier
ojia pi.ea uironjjn mo iram, ior lear
lthat when thu aeuiinel paaied hie
..I . .1 . I .1
round at two o'clock their ctaonce
might be discovered.
Too ttain wiii duo in Cincinnati at
i'x o'clock. Thia waa tho hour at
which tio'y were turned out ot their
Bella, And of courae their escape woti'd
thou be discovered In a fw tnoiii
.'itta u'ter it would be known all over
'ho country. The train having been
detained at X'iiiia, was ranniu very
rapidly to make tip the time, it waa
already
id y inist
intat six o clock. I ho li ni-
oral
itid ti Captain Ilinoa, k It ia
A.tlT blX
;: if we no u titu depot we
are dead men. Now or never." Timy
went to Iho rear and put ou the brakes.
'Jump. Ilinoa!" OiF he wont, and
foil heels over head in tho mud. An
other Bevero torn of the brake, and
the General jumped. He waa more
ancceaal'ul, and lighted on hia feet.
There wcra bumoaoldijia near, who
tomarked, "What in the h 1 do you
moan by jumping off tho cars here ?'
The General replied, What in tlio
d 1 ia the nae of my going into town
when I live here; arid, beaiJja, what
baainuPB ia it of yonr I''
Titey wentimtneiiately to the river,
i'hey found a akitf, but no ours. Soo't
a little boy came over, and appeared
tube waitiuK. "Wbar. ttreyou wit
v for V said the General. "I am
waiting for mv loai." A'hat ia tho
oriea -of a load V "Two dollars."
' Well, aa wo are tirod and hungry,
we will givo yon the two dollare, aud
ryoTJican init u ovori 09 over he
took them. "Where dooa ilisa
live "Juat a shoit diataiiea from
here." "Will you show me her
uouae 1" "lea, air." The huuao
vvaa roc'icd, a line brcaklast was
-so m obt'iiue J, mjtioy and a horae
turuia!iod,aiid a good wotnau'a prayer
b-jitowed, and tu he went. From
there, forward throui? K-ntucky,
every b idy vied wit'o each other aa to
who ahonld show him the moat at
(uuikm veu to the nigrooa, at'd
youug lalioa of refiuometit begged the
honor to cook hia u:oa!a.
Hj remained in Kentucky some
lava, fooling pcrieetlv aale, Hnd send
in ' into Liouidvuie tor many uuie
things ha wa'itol. Went to B.irda
town anl loan I a Federal regiment
ia l iut arrived there looking for him
iljiutimi here mil about for three
r fourdaya and thon struck out for
Dixie, bomMimoa diagaiaing himsalt
ua a ut jveruinom ca.uo uoutiactor,
.tad buying a large lot of cattle ; at
ithor liiuei a quartern! tor, until ho
' it to tho Icnucbsee iuver. Here be
found all meanaof traiuportation de
troved, and the bank strongly guard
ed, but with the assistance of about
thirty others, who had reeogn'z-id him
i ...il.:.-!....-.. i i : . - . ..
ati J j iinau unit in Hpuo vi ruiuou-
jtrunoo, bj aocceoded in making a
rat?, and he aud Captain Hiueacroaa
ed over. Ilia e3cort. with heroic sell
sacrifice, refused to cross till hu was
aately over. He then hired a negro
to get hia horse over, paying him
twenty d.lUra fir it. Tho rivr waa
so high that tho horae came near
frowning, and after more than one
liour'a etruggliug with tho stream waa
pulled out so exhauotod as scarcely to
be ablo to staud.
The General threw a blanket on
him and commenced to walk him.
iv hou suddenly, ho says, ho was mz
ed with a presentiment that ho would
be btiacked, and remarked to Captain
liinea, "We will be attacked m
twe-ty miuutes," commenced sail-
ling his horae. He had hardly tied
hia girth, when '"bang, bang," went
tho Minie balls. Ho bo n need on hia
horso, aud tire noble animal appear
ing to be mapired with now vigor,
bounded oil' like a deer up the moun
tain. Tho last he saw of his poor
fellows on the opposits side tbey were
disappearing up the rtvor ban!c, urea
upou oy a wuoie regiment oi i an sees
By this time it waa dark, aud also
raiuing. He knew that a perfect
cordon of pickets would surround the
loot of the mountain, and if ha re
mained thero until morning ho would
be lost, go he determined to rnn the
gauotlet tt ouce, and couimancud to
d.aceud. Aa hu itemed the foot, lead
ing hia hoia), ha camo iilmont in par
a nial contact with a picket. His flrat
impnlaa waa to kill him, out finding
him asleep be determined to lot Lim
a'eop on. Ha made hia way to the
house of a Uuiou man that ho know
lived near tln're, and wont np and
paa-iod himBelf off aa Captain Quart
crmaatir of Hunt's regiment, wfrb
was on hia way to Athens, Tennessee,
to secure supplies of sugar aud coffee
for tho Union people of the country.
The lady, who appeared ta be aaleop
while thia Inteaview'wne takitig placa
with her huaband, at thu men: ion of
?ngar and coffm, jam pod out of bed
in Iwr night clothea, and said: "Thank1
God for that, fir we aint soon any rale
coffjo up here for God. knows hov
long I" She waa eo delighted at the
prjspoct that sho made up a tire an 1
co iked thorn a good sapper. Supper
being over, tha General remarked
that he understood some icbola had
"triad to croe4 the river thia after
noon." ' Yea," eaid tho woman, ' but
our men killed aomo un urn, aud driv
tho rest back." "Now," says the
Gjuural, "I know, that, but didn't
some of them got over J" "Yes,"
waa her reply, "but they are on the
mountain and ctn't get down without
being killed, aa every road ia stopped
tip." He their said to bor : "It ia
very important for me to gut to Athens
by to-morrow uighr, or 1 may lose
that 6ugar a'ld coffee, and I am afraid
to go dowu any of these roada for tear
my own men will kill ma."
Th-i fear of losing that engar and
cofTei brought her again to au accom
modating mood, Rod sho replied :
"Why, I'aul, can't you show tho
Captatn through our farm, that road
down the field 1" The General saya,
"Of course, fuul, yoa can do it, aud
as tha nwht ia very cold, I will vive
you $10 (In gold) to help you aluug."
The gold, aod the prospect of sogar
anl eotleo, waa too much tor any
poor man'a uervea, and he yielded,
and gettug on a horao, h took them
iqvuu miles to tho big road..
rrotu thia time forward lie had a
aeriea of adveuturea and escapes, all
very woiKierlul, until ho got near
auolber river in Tennessee, when he
resolved to go up to a house and find
the way. Ilinoa won to the houae,
while tha Goneral stood in the road.
Hearing a body of cavalry come d&Bh
inz up behind him, he .quietly elippod
to one aide of the road and it paaaod
by without observing him. They
wont traveling alter Uiuea, aad, poor
fellow, he has not been heard ot since
How sad to think that he should he
either captured or killed after so many
brave nfforta, not only in hia own bo-
halt, hut alao in that of tho General,
for thu General Bays it ia owini;
chiefly lo Ilinoa' enturprico and ekili
that they made their escapo.
When he arrivnd at tho river re
ferred to above, he tried to get over,
intending to atop that night with a
ooi Southern man on tiio other aide.
He could not get over, and had to
atop at tlij honau of a Union mau.
The next morning ho went to the
housj, that he had sought the night
previous, aul t -.tun I tho track of tttu
Yankaea scarcely cld. They had
been there all night, expecting that
h) would coiuo ihore, and had inurd
ered every body who had attempted to
reach tho house.without hailing them.
In punning thia brutal course, they
had killed three young men.neighbors
of thia g'ntlemtn, aud wunt away,
leaving thoir dead bodiea ou the
ground.
Alter he hud crossed ukey a it.ver,
and got dowu into Middle Tennessee,
he found it almost impossible to avoid
recognition. At oue timo he paaaod
some poor women, and one of them
commoneed clapping her hauda and
Baid : "Oh, 1 know who that ia : I
know who that is I" but catching
herself, she stopped short, and paaaid
ou with her companions.
The General says that his escape
waa made entirely without the assist
ance from any one on the outside,
and, so tar as he knowa, also without
their knjwledgo of hia intention; that
the announcement of his arrival at
Toronto .waa one of those fortuitous
coincidences that can not be accoun
ted for ; that it assisted him mated-,
ally, no doubt. In fact, he sayi that
his "wife's prayera" saved him, and,
at thia ia the moat agreeable way of
explaining It, he ia determined to bc
1 eve it.
The above account may ba relied
on aa correct ; and, although much
has been left out, yet enough is print,
cd to stamp it as one of the moet re-
! markable escapes in history.
it , .
An Incidence of the War
one of our butiful inburban
cernetrici waa employed as. a grave
digger, up to a week ago, a. venerable
man. Though poor, he raised -four
gallant boya, giving each of thontli -r
mederate education and a good trade.
The two dder went, five years ago!
to Now Orhniia, where prosperity ut-
tended their industry.
Tho two yonoger brother! remain
ed -with their father. George and .
Fredrick wero their naraoa. The lat- '
tor ia about aovenleen yoirs old.
When tLe war brokn out, both left '
their employment and enlisted. At
tho battle of Fredericksburg, in tha
very front of thou Hues, were the
boys Frederick and George. A sortie
waa made by the riflemen upon the re
treating Federals, and among those
who dropped wore tho two boys the
youngoat sons of the old grave digger; ' '
The rebel soldiers whose .weapoua
had done tho deed, wore In raga. of
linsoy. They ran with alacrity to se
cure the clothing, tho cantoona and
money, perhaps of the men they had
laid low. Tho fureruoata, on each
reaching the body of the dead enemy
turnded it over and to hia horror be
held Hie cvpso of his rounder broth
er, hia woolen shirt stained with blood
oozed from a bullet hole above ' the
heart. Uur informant, a chaplain in
tha army, could tell us nothing of the
o:ner reoei orotlier. But this ono
made hia way into tho Union lines,
and is now in thu hospital at Alexan
dria, a hupjlcaa maniac. Wa learn
that in their childhood the vounifline
of thu flock Lad bo en the eanecial
charge of tho cider.- When he left for
Now Orloana it waa iu tho expectation
of entering besiueaa to which he could '
bring up the boy. He lived to shoot
dowu the boy with hia own hand1
UuIcbb the icmHiuitig brother ur
vlvas, th family ia now extinct- The
f..thcr died of a broken heart, and
was buried last Sunday. Thia ia a
simple statement of facta. It is doubt-
leaa one of tot: thousand to ba writ-
Phil paper.
A Strange Anomaly.
From the New York Day Book.
The Abolitionists are, at the same
time, the bravest men and the great
eat cowards tha world ever saw- It
bUetua a eraogo anomaly, bnt if ia n
erthelcaa perfectly true, that thcae
"frioiida of freedom" are morally the
moat audacious of mortala and.phya
ically tho most abj jct cowarda ou the
fact of tho earth. Sumner, in the Sen
ate, waa even brave enough to ridi
cule tiie phyaical iufiirraitica of tha
veuerablo Senator Butler, but when
I'eaton Brooks, a man not scarce half
hia strength, took him by hia collar,
and smartly caned him, be fell at hia
icer, greveling like a whipped hound.
Buriingiimo was brave enough to
blaspheme tho Almighty and demand
a uiggor equality God aa well ai U
uiou, but rode, duy after day, fa a
cloae carria.o, for fear General Lane
would givo him a switching. But
think of Seward touching a bell and
arresting thoaaanda of free born Anier
icuoa just aa in Turkey and Huasia;
but) if oue of these outraged citixjna
ahonld confront him personally, he
might knock the tvrant down with a
straw. But after all, "Old Abo" is
the m.iat audacioua man of the Abo
lition crowd. Ha no; only suspended
tho wrt of habeas corpua, and thus at
a' blow m-ido 6lavoa of twenty million
of fu'l grown, free-born Americana,
but in hia 'Proclamation of Freedom'
presumes to nullify tha ordinancos of
the Almighty, andab'diah the distinc
tions of race? But physically, he is
probably the biggest coward of the
'ut, not only dbgniaing himself in
cloki and Scotch cap,but surrounds
himself with a ' Guard de Corps." like
poor Louia the sixteeuth. Nor is there
any real anomaly in thia matter. The
Abolitionists have a theory, or abstra
tico, that all men, Whites, Indians,
Negrooa, Mulattoes, and Sambos, are
"created equally aud in support of
tiia grand truth," as au abstraction
tbey are brave as lions, but when
thoy come to defend it in . pract
ice, add affiaato with the iuferior crea
turea, they can no more-stand up face
to face with an uocorrupt white man
,hau can the uegro himself; and are
therefore, physically cojoaidored the
greatest cowards the world ever saw.
Gbeat Tbotus. I am not a great
mao. Abbaham Lihoolk. ;
It is ettsier to pay a small sum than
it ia io pay a larger one AA Lisootw.'
It is eaaier to pay a debt when yon
have the money than it is fche yta
OLD ABE

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