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The Daily Dispatch: April 9, 1863., [Electronic resource], An African letter — opinions of a colored candidate. (search)
e to represent his district and Congress do New United State an recede. Owin to be absents of my private secretary, recommend for date poss by my fren Mr. Red Evritts of Boston, I shall write myself. By do some mail I has recede letter from Honbull Mr. Sumner asking me to accept plutmeat of private secretary to Cystria, from Honbull Mr. Hicaman to take commission as Captain in do Hickman Black Guards to be raise for do struction of do Dixies. I had also a little note from de ladies ob de John Brown resurrection silly of Needham, Miss. asking a lock of my hair, and a contribution of five dollars. Dose matters all say dat it is do universal desire of the Abolition party in both hemispheres" dat I should occupy a nonedible station. But my fast duty is to my selfish citizens back and white. I shall take care of my white fellow-citizens for dey is too valuable to be kill. If de gubberment elude to 1st dem vote dey will had a paper to deceives to vote on; but dey earut spack me to ma
ve his right arm cut off than raise it against a sister Southern State, and even offering to send arms to the South, and then springing at a bound to the footstool of Lincoln licking the very dust from his feet and hounding him on to the persecution and ruin of their fellow citizens. Think of the Baltimore American which at one time held such language as this: "We have stood long by the Union flag--we have contended thus far beneath its folds, but now we must coincide with Gov. Hicks and Mayor Brown, as well as with the sentiment of the people of the entire State, in saying that Northern troops shall not pass unharmed through the State of Maryland for the purpose of subjugating the South. Northern troops are now, it is said, marching to Washington intending to force themselves through Maryland, and we can but say to our people, respond to the call issued by your Governor and defend your State,"--think of a sheet which made this and similar appeals afterwards, when Lincoln got a foot