"The Wiched Fleeth when no Man Pursueth."
That is the paper text for the President
's chaplain to preach from, the first time Lincoln
The other clause would seem to be more applicable to his wife, a high-spirited Kentucky
lady, than to himself,--i. e.,
"the righteous are as bold as a lion." The Baltimore
correspondent of the Charleston Mercury
says that he happens to know the only and true cause of Lincoln
's midnight run through Maryland
Those whose deep interest it is to have him alive in Washington
were afraid to allow him to pass the State of Maryland
by daylight, and with this end in view, numerous dispatches were received by his keepers in Harrisburg
on Friday night, to the effect that the train on the Northern Central Railway would be thrown from the track at a point where the death of all on board would be inevitable.
These dispatches were sent by Gen. Scott
, Senator Seward
, and others, who averred their information was from reliable sources of information in Baltimore
was hurried off by the circuitous way of Philadelphia
— not even allowed to take his wife and children with him, but compelled to let them take the very train that he had been directed to avoid.
What did the interested ones care for poor Mrs. Lincoln
and her children, so that the great aim of their ambition, the tool they have elevated to the Presidency, was safely and securely caged in Washington
What will the world think of a man, no matter how high or low his position, who will shrink from a danger, and at the same time allow his wife and children to encounter it?
Why, the instincts of the veriest brute in the animal creation compels it to protect its offspring from danger.