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The Daily Dispatch: January 8, 1862., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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ate brings him directly in contact with the outside world, it is highly important that he should not be a black-guard. We therefore recommend the North to offer a large reward for the discovery of a gentleman to succeed Wm. H. Seward in his present office. Time was when it would not have been difficult for them to find a proper person. In the old days before universal suffrage had demoralized the whole race, there were such men in the North as DeWitt Clinton, and the Livingstons, Van Rensealaers, Van Nesses, and other worthy Knickerbockers, who possessed every attribute of a gentleman, and who consequently would have cut off their right hands before being guilty of falsehood, or sacrificing the national honor as Seward has done in the surrender of the Southern Commissioners upon compulsion. But a man who has no sense of personal honor can have no sense of national honor. He is incapable of conceiving what it is, and thinks it sentimental and foolish. Dollars and cents are hi