ceive electoral votes at the North, nor a Northern Candidate who did not receive electoral votes at the South.
At the late election and for the first time, this was not the case; and consequences the most extraordinary and deplorable have resulted.
The country, as we have seen, being in profound peace at home and abroad, and in a state of unexampled prosperity — Agriculture, Commerce, Navigation, Manufactures, East, West, North, and South recovered or rapidly recovering from the crisis of 1857--powerful and respected abroad, and thriving beyond example at home, entered in the usual manner upon the electioneering campaign, for the choice of the nineteenth President of the United States.
I say in the usual manner, though it is true that parties were more than usually broken up and subdivided.
The normal division was into two great parties, but there had on several former occasions been three; in 1824 there were four, and there were four last November.
The South equally with the We