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The Cabinet.

The Cabinet of Lincoln is said to be made up individually of men of no sense whatever of personal honor. With the exception of Mr. Bates, there is not one gentleman in the Cabinet. With but that exception, there is not one man who regards his word, or who would keep any pledge or promise, either of a public or private character, if it were his interest to violate it. The course of deception and low cunning which they have practiced from the beginning upon the South, sufficiently shows what kind of men we have to deal with. The only safe rule of dealing with them is to put no manner of confidence in any proposition they may make. There is no treachery of which they are not capable; no crime they would not commit.

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