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The Daily Dispatch: December 23, 1865., [Electronic resource], Greeley makes a motion to admit the Southern members. (search)
Greeley makes a motion to admit the Southern members. --You who don't like all the views and acts of President Johnson, let us know what you propose to gain for black suffrage, and how you mean to secure it by breaking with the President. Admit that we shall not get on so fast as we might wish in his company, show us how we are to get on faster by making him our enemy. Bear in mind that we do not ask nor expect Congress to do whatever the President may propose — nothing of the kind. Congress has the same right to dictate to him that he has to dictate to Congress — that is none at all. But we cannot find fault with him for expressing his own views frankly — that being our own way — and asking Congress to consider them; just as we thought Congress had a perfect right to pass the Stevens resolve on the first day of its session before hearing from the President. Let the White House and the Capitol each speak its mind; let the two utterances be compared and weighed; let us s
Horace Greeley is a man who speaks his own thoughts whether they please or displease those to whom they are addressed. Here is a little bit of satire from his pen: "If no other reason existed for the pardon of Davis, this would do: If he is hanged, whom can the 'loyal organs' abuse? When Wirz was living, he was a most fruitful subject. If Davis goes, their case will be distressing. We would recommend, as an emergency victim, the Czar of Russia, or the King of Abyssinia. By all means let us have the King served up."