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The Daily Dispatch: January 22, 1861., [Electronic resource], The capture of the New Orleans Barracks. (search)
Mr. Seward, The originator of the "irrepressible conflict"--the man to whom, according to the testimony of Col. Forres, the Jons Brown plot was disclosed, and who went off to Europe silent and uncommunicative whilst the slow match to the Harper's Ferry mine was burning; the "veiled prophet" of Black Republicanism — has been looked to in vain during the present session of the Senate for a propitious word or action. The first proposition of Mr. Crittenden, re-establishing the Missouri Compromise line; the second proposition, denying to Congress the power to interfere with slavery in those places over which the Federal Government has exclusive jurisdiction; his third proposition, denying to Congress the power to abolish slavery in the District of Columbia while slavery shall continue to exist in Maryland and Virginia, or either of those States; his fourth proposition, declaring that Congress shall have no power to hinder the transportation of slaves by land or water from one State
had chanced to be her schoolmate in Scotland, but who was, for many years, ignorant that the Lola Montez of the newspapers was the innocent school girl of thirty years ago. "Though disabled by sickness, and deprived of all claims, according to worldly principles, upon any such association, she here found a self-denying friend, who soothed her dying moments, and led her to take refuge in the consolation of the Christian faith. The Rev. Dr. Hawks, on being requested to attend her, was frequently at her bedside, and gave her the benefit of his pastoral instructions, as if she had been one of his own flock. He officiated at her funeral, on the 17th inst., and Mr. Brown, who has attended so many funerals and weddings in his day, (may he live many years,) was seen to wipe the tears from his eyes as he heard the clergyman say that he had never known a case of more sincere penitence than was evinced in the present instance. 'Let him who is without sin east the first stone at her.'"