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blicly recommending, in connection with sixty-eight other Republican Congressmen, a fanatical document popularly known as Helper's book. This publication, thus endorsed by Black Republicans, and circulated by them in the Northern elections, openly dted, or classed with gangs of licensed robbers, thieves, and murderers. But it was not only the wretched ribaldry of the Helper book that was the cause of excitement; the designs there declared of war upon the South, and recommended by an array of Black Republican names, were the occasion of the most serious alarm. It is true that Mr. Sherman, the Helper book candidate for the speakership of the House, was finally withdrawn, and one of his party, not a subscriber to the book, elected. But the have thus, in a rapid summary of political events from 1857 to 1860-the Kansas controversy, the John Brown raid, and the Helper book imbroglio-enabled the reader to discover and combine some of the most remarkable indications of the coming catastrop