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James Parton, The life of Horace Greeley, Chapter 27: recently. (search)
cent event in the history of the Tribune occurred in November, 1852, when, on the defeat of General Scott and the annihilation of the Whig party, it ceased to be a party paper, and its editor ceasedwhen it enlisted such a man as Horace Greeley as the special and head champion of a man like General Scott. But as a partisan, what other choice had he? To use his own language, he supported Scott Scott and Graham, because, 1. They can be elected, and the others can't. 2. They are openly and thoroughly for Protection to home Industry, while the others, (judged by their supporters,) lean to Free Trade. 3. Scott and Graham are backed by the general support of those who hold with us, that government may and should do much positive good. At the same time he spat upon the (Baltimr mile for traveling (by a beeline) to and from Washington. The Tribune fought gallantly for Scott, and made no wry faces at the brogue, or any other of the peculiarities of the candidate's stump