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"Running the Churches." In a late epistle of Lincoln upon ecclesiastical matters, he states that he is not capable of "running the Churches," and that he does not intend to take charge of any Church on any side. What the creature means by "running the Churches," we were at a loss for some time to comprehend. His letter is a reply to a petition from St. Louis, requesting that a certain clergyman of that city be reinstated in his pulpit. The rail-splitter demises to do it, and says h
slang of his own which is almost as difficult of comprehension as the dialect of the London thieves.
What a creature for a President ! If a romance should represent the Chief Magistrate of a great country delivering himself in the style of Abraham Lincoln, it would be condemned as violating all the laws of probability and nature.
But in this instance, as in many others, truth is stranger than fiction.
Nevertheless, we think we understand the policy which is indicated in this letter decl