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The Daily Dispatch: June 16, 1864., [Electronic resource], Politics of Rev. Dr Breckinridge's family. (search)
Politics of Rev. Dr Breckinridge's family. --Rev. Dr Breckinridge, in a late political speech at Lexington, Ky, opposing "conservative Unionize" in Kentucky, said: I have a little granddaughter, whose mother is the wife of a clever gentleman in Sorgan's forces, as all his forces no doubt think themselves. She to make that child secesh. Then I have another daughter who is very strongly Union; she has no child, and is very anxious to make this little girl Union. I have said to thosRev. Dr Breckinridge, in a late political speech at Lexington, Ky, opposing "conservative Unionize" in Kentucky, said: I have a little granddaughter, whose mother is the wife of a clever gentleman in Sorgan's forces, as all his forces no doubt think themselves. She to make that child secesh. Then I have another daughter who is very strongly Union; she has no child, and is very anxious to make this little girl Union. I have said to those daughters, "You are demoralizing that child." I would not say that of the gentlemen politicians referred to, but I may say it of my grandchild. I would not say to these gentlemen that their changes, frequent as the changes of the moon, tend to make them shifting and unreliable as the winds. But I said to my daughter she must stop, or she would ruin the child. The child heard what I said, and took up the idea that I was on her side; and a day or two afterwards she ran up to me, saying "
ade his motion amending the report of his committee in that respect in accordance with that understanding. When this vote was being taken they saw that the lide was so strong against the Blair set that they were fearful that a vote for them would weaken the Seward interest on other points which they desired to carry, and therefore dropped Blair and voted against that delegation. Preston King with the rest. The radicals were of course admitted at once, notwithstanding the assertion of Dr. Breckinridge that their admittance would send the whole party to the devil. The Blair delegation withdrew in disgust, and threaten to go home and fight the ticket. They also assert that they will run Frank Blair for Governor in opposition to the radical candidate. Thatidens Stevens has been badly beaten at every point. He came here to prevent anything being done that would endorse the reconstruction doctrine of the Administration. He proclaimed virtually in his speech yesterday that the
haps may fall through altogether. The correspondence is one of the most important State documents that has been given to the public for years. Sanders, Holcombe, and Clay are authorized Commissioners of the Southern Confederacy, not specially to treat with Mr Lincoln, for they did not suppose he would receive any proposition from them. Beverly Tucker and several others are here — Clay arrived last evening. Clipton House, Niagara Falls, July 21--4:50 P. M. Rev Dr Breckinridge, of Kentucky, who was temporary President of the Baltimore Convention, is here. He preceded Greeley about ten days, and had a five hours" interview with Prof. Holcomb, who is his cousin, and, it is rumored, entered into the spirit of the occasion. Is there a weakening of the knees of the faithful brethren or what is up? There are some very queer events transpiring here, and you need not be surprised at anything that you hear from this quarter. Greeley has got the lead in the