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hour his opponents would agree with every word he uttered; and from that point he would lead them off little by little until it seemed as if he had got them all into his fold. He is far from prepossessing in personal appearance, and his voice is disagreeable; and yet he wins your attention from the start. He indulges in no flowers of rhetoric, no eloquent passages . . .. He displays more shrewdness, more knowledge of the masses of mankind than any public speaker we have heard since Long Jim Wilson left for California. Lincoln's return to Springfield after his dazzling success in the East was the signal for earnest congratulations on the part of his friends. Seward was the great man of the day, but Lincoln had demonstrated to the satisfaction of his friends that he was tall enough and strong enough to measure swords with the Auburn statesman. His triumph in New York and New England had shown that the idea of a house divided against itself induced as strong cooperation and heart
The Daily Dispatch: January 3, 1861., [Electronic resource], Speech of U. S. Senator Benjamin on the Crisis. (search)
hat a vessel ladened with silver was now on its way from the North for the use of the colored people. To this startling piece of news, according to Fanny, Phil. replied that he was willing to eat dry bread and herrings to see it true; that God had ordained it to be so, citing the Bible as his authority for his assertion. According to Fanny, Warner Clark, a slave, (and cripple) also expressed himself anxious to possess a crow-bar to pick out the eyes of some of the white folks; while Jim Wilson, one of Mr. Samuel Hardgrove's slaves, promised to bring a paper and read the news to them, if it proved to be true. All of the accused were allowed to testify, though not as witnesses, the object of the Justice being to get, if possible, at the proof of the matter.--Each one told a different tale, and nearly every one flatly contradicted Fanny. Old Phil entirely "seceded" from the remarks imputed to him, and had no knowledge of the "party," or the alleged conversation thereat. Of t
sent to him. Ample arrangements have been made to have them well cared for till hired out. He has practiced medicine for more than twenty years, and will, to avoid medical bills as far as possible, prescribe in all simple cases without charge. Much has been saved the present year by that course. Persons intending to patronize him will please notify him of such intention immediately. References: Richmond. Judge J. M. Gregory, Goddin & Apperson, Stephen Hunter, Samuel & Wilson, W. W. Wooldridge, R. T. Farish. Henrico. Col. S McRae, Dr. J. n> Garnette. James City. James H. Allen. Norfolk. Dr. J. J. Simpkins,Louisa. John Hunter Accomac, Dr. P. F. Brown, Wm. H. B. Custis, Geo. W. Medge. King William. Ambrose White, Dr. . Edwards. Albemarle. Elder Jas. W. Goff, Elder R. L. Coleman. Caroline. George Fitzhugh, Dr. C. Urguhart. Hon. D. C. Dejarnette, Henry George, Philip Samuel. King and Queen. William Boulware, Elder Ro. Y.
s or corporals, I forget which — and are to be commissioned as second lieutenants when they get back from Baltimore. You may fancy how these things annoy me. But I have nothing but annoyance now, though people here say there is no chance of another battle on the Potomac before next spring. Outrage and just punishment in Maryland. A letter from a correspondent at Denton, Maryland, gives the details of a terrible tragedy enacted at that place on Saturday last. A mulatto man named Jim Wilson had outraged and murdered a little daughter of Edgar Plummer, about eleven years of age, residing near Brighton, Caroline county, meeting her in the woods on her way from school. The perpetrator of this terrible outrage was arrested, confessed the deed, and committed to the Denton jail. The people of the surrounding country flocked to the town, and broke open the jail, took out the prisoner, hung him to a tree, fired sixteen ballets into the body, dragged it through the streets attached