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Fernando Wood and John C. Fremont: ‘ Fremont and Fernando Wood are still intriguing for their respective schemes for the dismemberment of what remains of the United States. If England engages in war with the United States Government, its speedy destruction is highly probable. The whole North would instinctively perceive the folly of trying to stand an under the burden of a double war with England and the Confederate States. The almost certain overthrow that would stare them in the face would greatly facilitate Fremont's scheme for a Western empire. It would also add powerfully to the strength of Wood's intrigues in New York. Wood's recent defeat for Mayor of New York city should not be taken as evidence of his failing influence. There was a triangular contest, each candidate receiving nearly the same number of votes. Wood was left out by a few votes. Opdyke received a plurality, though the actual majority against him was 25,000. This majority Wood can command for his new scheme. In a similar way Wood was defeated in 1857; but, for the two years he was out of office, he was as potent as if he had been at the head of the city government. ’
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