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The Daily Dispatch: November 19, 1860., [Electronic resource], [Telegraphic Dispatches.] (search)
W. H. Seward abroad. The London journals are beginning to discover that their American pet, W. H. Seward, is not altogether worthy of their confidence. The assumed fact that he is to be SecretaW. H. Seward, is not altogether worthy of their confidence. The assumed fact that he is to be Secretary of State of the incoming administration, in connection with his late givings out on the subject of annexing Canada to the United States, does not afford them the delight that was anticipated. The
n of public virtue may be. Many of them have asserted that the person of most mark among them, Mr. Seward, is excluded from the Presidency by his very virtues; and yet Mr. Seward strikes the foreign oMr. Seward strikes the foreign observer as one of the most unprincipled politicians who ever tried to gratify an interested ambition.
In his appeals to all the vulgarest prejudices of Americans, in pandering to their greed of terri e South by the silly promise that they will soon have the British dependencies.
Yet this very Mr. Seward will almost certainly have the refusal of the Secretaryship of State--in other words, the Fore
The Daily Dispatch: August 27, 1861., [Electronic resource], A Sensible servant. (search)
Seward and Lincoln. --The official prominence of Lincoln shelters Seward from his just proportion of the responsibility and odium of the present war. It is not Seward from his just proportion of the responsibility and odium of the present war. It is not more true that the Premier of England is its real King than that Seward is the actual President of the United States. Lincoln, the obscure Illinois pettifogger, is tSeward is the actual President of the United States. Lincoln, the obscure Illinois pettifogger, is the nominal chief magistrate, but the real master of the Northern nation is W. H. Seward. The ignorant and incompetent rail-splitter would no more take a single imporW. H. Seward. The ignorant and incompetent rail-splitter would no more take a single important step without the advice and concurrence of his Secretary of State than he would accompany Gen. M. Clellan to the next battle of the Potomac. The President himse
y no means as bad or black hearted a man as his Prime Minister.
Those who know Seward epresent him as a cold blooded monster, one of the most malignant and wolfish o en, and its violation of the laws of justice, honor, and humanity, is due to W. H. Seward, the arch-fiend of the Northern despotism, who, if he had a hundred thousand
The Daily Dispatch: December 11, 1861., [Electronic resource], From
The Daily Dispatch: December 11, 1861., [Electronic resource], Reported capture of a whale. (search)
The Daily Dispatch: March 8, 1862., [Electronic resource], Convulsions in
The Daily Dispatch: August 1, 1862., [Electronic resource], The right of free speech Vindicated in
The Daily Dispatch: September 18, 1862., [Electronic resource], The Confederate war steamer at
W. H. Seward. Although the report is not confirmed that Seward is to be sent on a foreign mission, that day of honorable banishment may not be far distant. We have no doubt he is anxious to hide his head in some foreign land, and escape the tempest which will ere long be howling over the North for the author of the war. He is the man, he, Wm. H. Seward, pre- eminently the man who fired "the Ephesian dome" of the old American Union, and whose name will be immortal in the hate and execration of his countrymen. There were causes at work in the antagonistic institutions, interests, and habits of the people, which rendered ultimate dissolution evitable; but, if there had been no such man as Wm. H. Seward, this generation at least might have died in its bed in peace. A hundred and fifty thousand of Seward's countrymen, whose bones now bleach the soil they came to desecrate, might be dwelling in contented homes, and hundreds of thousands more, whom he is training for the same interna