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Mr. Lincoln, if he obtains all the free States, will have just one hundred and eighty-three electoral votes, while (the whole number being three hundred and three) one hundred and fifty two would be a majority of the whole.
Then, it appears, he could only spare thirty-one, and should he lose New York, (thirty-five votes,) must be defeated, even with California and Oregon on his side.
Losing those two States, (having seven votes,) he could not lose Pennsylvania, (twenty-seven votes,) as he would the