they seemed to bestow upon us was qualified in such a manner as to be construed in any way. Douglas, of whom much has been said, was not a truthful or reliable man, for it is on record that in his campaign against Lincoln for the Senatorship in Illinois, his speeches were adapted to suit communities; so that what pleased those of Chicago — namely, a mild sort of abolitionism — was changed into ultra-Southernism in the lower counties of the same State.
Much of the same hypocritical style was adopted by his opponent Lincoln, who, had he expressed the sentiments in Massachusetts, openly/ avowed in Southern Illinois, would have been mobbed and hooted through the public streets.
This is not hearsay, but positive knowledge orally obtained during their canvass of the State.
It seems providential, remarked another,
that the disruption of the Union has taken place, and especially at this time, for the North was gaining ground too rapidly, and insensibly reducing us to servitude.