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The Daily Dispatch: October 22, 1862., [Electronic resource], The opinion of the Northern press on Lincoln's proclamation. (search)
cal press. The Lancaster Intelligencer puts this question, striking at the sweeping National Abolition policy attempted to be foisted upon the people, on the pretence of necessity, in connection with the war: Will the people of Lancaster county be willing, first to be taxed to pay for emancipated negroes, and then taxed to support them after they are free? If they are willing to do this, they will vote for Thaddeus Stevens for Congress — if not, they will cast their ballots for George M. Steinman. Choose ye between them. But, in all conscience, have we not taxation enough already, levied upon us by the act of this same Abolition demagogue, Stevens, that we should favor his re-election in order that we may have more piled on us? What say the farmers, mechanics, merchants, dealers, and all classes of the business community. It is for them to decide the great question on Tuesday next at the ballot box. The Philadelphia Inquirer, the editor of which, though a Republican, i