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"He maintained that it would not be dishonorable to hold office under Lincoln, because he would for at least two years be a mere locum tenens in the hands odriven her, in self-defence, to assume that position.
Senator Douglas on Lincoln's administration.
In a letter, replying to one from a number of citizens of New Orleans, asking his views relative to Lincoln's election, Senator Douglas says:
"I do not anticipate, nor do I deem it possible in the present condition of the country, that, under the administration of Mr. Lincoln, any act can be perpetrated that would destroy or impair the Constitutional rights of the citizen, or ito accomplish that which had been previously resolved upon — the election of Mr. Lincoln may furnish a pretext for precipitating the Southern States into revolution.ights and liberties, equality and honor are protected by it, the election of Mr. Lincoln, in my humble opinion, presents no just cause, no reasonable excuse, for dis