We doubt whether, since the foundation of this Government, anything half so disgusting, discreditable and disgraceful to the character of the United States
, has occurred as the plot to impute a plot to the Southern
people for the assassination of Lincoln
. The suspicions constantly expressed by his friends would be only ludicrous if they did not involve so seriously the reputation of the country.
They suspect everybody and everything of being combined to kill Abraham Lincoln
; they suspect their own friends; they examine railroad seats before he sits down, and even carriages are searched lest their beloved prophet might be suddenly transported to Heaven in a chariot of fire.
Even the abolition town of Newark, N. J.
, which exports more clothing and carriages to the South
than any other town in New Jersey
, could not be trusted.
The carriages provided by the committee of reception were examined before the august and beautiful person of Abraham was ensconced therein.--What a set of Thugs and assassins these men must be themselves to suspect everybody else of such crimes!
What a country this must be if their suspicions are just!
What miscreants they are if those suspicions are unfounded!
We don't believe that in all these United States
there lives the man who has ever dreamed of laying violent hands on this ancient Ape of the Prairies