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Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States. 1 1 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 1 1 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3 1 1 Browse Search
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Johnston was drawn into warmer sympathy with the Democratic party by his attitude of resistance to Know-Nothingism and to the antislavery crusade that was now beginning to become formidable. The allusions in his correspondence to these questions are few and brief, but explicit: I am glad Kentucky came so near giving a good Democratic vote. She will yet be saved. In another letter he alludes pointedly and with reprobation to the abolition movement. In a letter to the author, dated October 19, 1854, General Johnston says: Know-Nothingism will have its day, perhaps a brief triumph, and then will be denounced as an anti-republican heresy. The restriction of the right of suffrage to the present population and their descendants, and to the descendants of future immigrants, can now be effected without the intervention of a secret political organization of unknown principles-perhaps menacing religious toleration, and opposed by the secrecy of its proceedings to the genius of our