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Gilmer and Botts Versus the Catholics.

--Since it has been thought proper, with the hope of aiding the ‘"submission "’ ticket, to appeal to us as Catholics for our votes, it is but just that you and I should recall to our minds the peculiar claims that two of the candidates on that ticket have upon us for our suffrages.

It will be recollected, that in 1855 Mr. Gilmer exerted all his energy and real, to get the Judge of the Circuit Court of the city of Richmond, to commit one of the Reverend Fathers of our Church to the common jail, because he would not reveal the secrets of the sacred confessional.

How stands Mr. Botts in regard, to this same question? After the Judge had decided that the secrets of the confessional could not be forced from Father Tecling, Mr. Botts thought it necessary to write a long argument against that decision, and publish it in the Daily American of this city, and addressed the citizens of Richmond upon the same subject.

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