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The Daily Dispatch: May 24, 1861., [Electronic resource], Clarksville, Mecklenburg Co, Va., May 20th, 1861. (search)
Gov. Hicks. If there is an individual in the whole country who deserves the eternal execration of all honest men, it is the double-dyed traitor whose name heads this paragraph. An open enemy, all know how to treat; but, in all ages and among all nations, a Traitor has received not only the profound execration of those whom he betrayed, but the unmingled contempt of those who profited by his treason. As Governor of Maryland, Hicks had the power to paralyze that generous and gallant State, and this power he has exercised — handing over a once free and sovereign Commonwealth, bound hand and foot, to an armed military despotism. The names of Lincoln, Seward & Co. are black and detestable enough in all conscience, but blacker and more execrable will Hicks and Winter Davis go down to posterity. Here after, let them expect to be linked in the eternal remembrance of every Southern man, and every honorable and upright man in both North and South, with Benedict Arnold, the only chara