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Monmouth (N. J.) Democrat has been on a visit to ex-President Buchanan. He writes back to his paper as follows: ‘ "I visited Wheatland, the residence of ex-President Buchanan. I had never seen him, and gladly embraced the present opportunity. As we approached the house we saw the stars and stripes floating from a fine flag-staff in front. He received us in the library. He had just recovered from a fit of sickness, the first, he says, he had ever had. He looked well, but complained that his former strength of body was gone. He entertained us for an hour in conversation, which principally turned upon the rebellion. He related many personal anecdotes of the leading military men now before the country, North and South. He was emphatically of the opinion that there is no way to get out of our difficulties but to fight it out. I came away well satisfied that, for weal or woe, James Buchanan stands firmly for the Union, and that, whether mistaken or not, he has always acted from the highest motives of patriotism." ’ You are easily "satisfied" then. James Buchanan acting from "the highest motives of patriotism," which are, of course, the five loaves and two fishes, the only motives which ever operated upon the mind of any of his tribe! Of all the office-seeking pack, of all the sinister, sinuous, slimy politicians that have bedaubed every avenue to public confidence, and betrayed every party and every individual credulous enough to believe in them, commend us to Buchanan. If he "stands firmly for the Union," it is the only thing he ever stood firmly for. It will not take much of a Samson to pull down a temple that rests upon such pillars.
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