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The Daily Dispatch: September 5, 1863., [Electronic resource], The Toleration Shown by the Abolitionists at home. (search)
The Toleration Shown by the Abolitionists at home. The New York World thinks it quite strange that, under a free Government that claims to be fighting for liberty, paragraphs of the character of the following should be continually met with in the newspapers: The Muskatine (Iowa) Journal says there was an exciting time at the anniversary exercises of Cornell College, at Mount Vernon, June 26th. It seems that a dozen persons from Marion appeared in the crowd with copperhead pins. About two thousand persons were present, the exercises being held in a grove. On the appearance of the secesh emblems all business was suspended by the tumult, and every copperhead badge was hastily taken from its owner, and he forced to hurrah for the Union. A gray headed traitor, who has been blatant for the Southern Confederacy, declared that he would not hurrah for the Union; but a little choking brought him to terms. One woman had on the Southern badge, which was torn from her breast, clothes