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The Daily Dispatch: December 10, 1860., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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choice. He and others of his party wage a bitter war against Democracy, and indicate an utter want of faith in the ability of the people to make proper choice in elections. The party opposed to this, the predominant party, is ostensibly lead in the House by Mr. McGowan, of Abbeville, and Mr. Moore, of Anderson. These gentlemen have a hard fight of it. They represent the Democratic sentiments of the rural districts, and are in opposition of the Charleston clique, who are urged on by Edward Rhett, Thos. Y. Simmons and B. H. Rhett, Jr., of the Charleston Mercury. The tendencies of these gentlemen are all towards a Dictatorship, or monarchical form of government, at least it appears so to my mind, and I find myself not alone in the opinion.--They fight heart and soul for an increase of gubernatorial power — and one of their number, as I have already stated, openly avowed his desire to make the Governor a military chieftain with sovereign power. See the working of their views.