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he should ever say a word against them. When it is remembered that only five years since, Mr. Botts used every effort in his power to disfranchise foreigners — that he entered a secret conclave he immunities of all future emigrants to at least a twenty-one years residence before voting--(Mr. Botts declared himself in favor of denying them altogether the right to vote, in his own words, ("tit adopted citizen. Could any one be so influenced, he would indeed merit the disfranchisement Mr. Botts endeavored to visit upon him. But what are native citizens to think of an attempt to brinreserving the Union from destruction at their hands? But is it not more than mere voting that Mr. Botts expects from foreigners in the matter of preserving the Constitution? Does he not count upon l be woefully disappointed. The foreigners are too shrewd and too patriotic to be deceived by Mr. Botts. and they will no doubt despise his disgusting effort to flatter and win them, to be again bet
hen demagogues address us and urge us to repudiate a man who, in the dark days of 1855, stood by us battling for our rights, fighting foremost in the fray, whilst Botts, Gilmer, Johnson and Macfarland were warring against us, coming even to our firesides, to deprive us and our children of the dearest and most inestimable right. Botts and Gilmer were sworn foes, and Johnson and Macfarland aided them by speaking in advocacy of their odious and intolerant doctrine. And but little more than a month ago, Mr. Macfarland presided at the Bell Electoral Dinner, where the following regular toast was drunk: "The Higher Law.--It is the law of the Perjurer. of the Robber, of the Jesuit, of the Assassin, and of the Traitors, John Brown and Wm. H. Seward. (Music — Rogue's March.)" Mr. Botts and Mr. Johnson were at this dinner, and figured extensively in the programme. Mr. Gilmer, a few years ago, in his zeal against Catholics, persecuted a Reverend Father of our Church, and used al
Reasons for not voting for Botts: 1. He was a Know Nothing in 1855, and by secret oaths strove to exclude foreigners and Catholics from office. 2. He speaks, thinks and writes to please the South. All the Abolitionists applaud him; the South denounce him. 3. The emissaries of Botts tell our mechanics that we have nothing to complain of, and that State Rights men will, by Disunion, deprive them of work. How much work do Botts and his Black Republican allies give you? 4. If Richmond elects Botts her trade with Virginia and the South will surely suffer. Orders for manuBotts her trade with Virginia and the South will surely suffer. Orders for manufactures for Georgia, &c., will be instantly withdrawn, and our farmers will not deal with the supporters of Botts. fe 4--1t State-rights. nia and the South will surely suffer. Orders for manufactures for Georgia, &c., will be instantly withdrawn, and our farmers will not deal with the supporters of Botts. fe 4--1t State-rights.
Voters, your country demands your votes. --Your vote is a sacred trust; it is your duty to cast it. We do not wish to have this election either carried for us by default or that the enemy should take the citadel because you sleep. Vote! vote! Your country demands that you should express your opinion. If you think, with Botts, that we have no cause of complaint, vote for him! If you do not, vote, vote as true men. Give him no negative vote by a refusal to appear at the polls. But if you wish Virginia to be free, independent and prosperous, vote for Randolph, Steger, and Robertson. fe 4--1t Southern-rights.
Mr. Botts in favor of secession. --The Virginia Guard, published at Clarksburg, Harrison county, Va., contains the following in its issue of the 1st February: 7"In a private letter of the 28th ult., the Hon. John M. Botts says: "'When Eastern Virginia goes out of the Union, I intend to take up my residence in Western Virginia, provided it constitutes a part of the United States.'" It will be seen by the extract above, that Mr. Botts, though running to-day as a Union candidate, is in fact a Secession candidate in disguise. fe 4--1t