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The Daily Dispatch: March 11, 1864., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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entlemen, he said he "intended to run the machine as he found it." It is in the same sense that he talks of " It is in the same sense that he talks of "not running the Churches. " He means that he will not undertake to regulate and govern them; that he will not add the office of Bishop to that of President, that he will not wear a cassock over his coat of mail; that he will not wear the livery of Heaven while be is engaged in the work of Hell, and be canonized upon the calendar as the Right Reverend David Abe If he don't mean this, we are at a loss to know what he does mean. The United States ought to organize a bureau for the interpretation of Abraham's vernacular. The illiterate vulgarian has a slang of his own which is almost as difficult of comprehension as the dialect of the London thieves. What a creature for a President ! If a romance should represent the Chief Magistrate of a great country delivering himself in the style of Abraham Lincoln, it would be condemned as violating