The Combination against Lincoln — a account Hartford Convention.
The New York Herald
, commenting upon a recent article from Wendell Phillips
, in Beecher
he having joined the league against President Lincoln
, of which that paper is organ, says:
The gentlemen of the radical party, says Wendell Phillips
, want to be leaders as well as to dictate a policy.
They want emancipation declared; but they also want the Cabins changed and the Generals
They want the war to be conducted upon abolition principles; but they also want it to be conducted by such men as Sumner
, of Massachusetts
, of Pennsylvania
, and Wade
, of Ohio
, and their friends in the Cabinet
, and by Hunter
, and Fremont
in the field.--The language of the radicals to the persons now in power is, according to Phillips
, "Gentlemen, your game is played out. Give us place." There we have the whole radical conspiracy against the Government
in a nut-shell.
It is simply "give us place." Does Greeley
attack the President
It is "give us place," Does Sumner
oppose the Administration?
It is "give us place.
Does the cabal of abolition Generals
urge on the attacks upon McClellan
which he has just confuted so gloriously in Maryland
! It is "give us place" Do the Governors
of several of the New England
States conspire with our defunct Jacobin War Committee in secret conclave ? It is for the purpose of breaking up the Cabinet
— It is "give us place" for ourselves and our friends.
All this agitation means simply, get out of the Cabinet
; give us office; make our leaders the leading Generals
in the army.
That is what these radicals desire.
They not only wish their disunion policy adopted, but they wish to carry it into effect with their own hands.
wants to be in the Cabinet
to put into practice his idea of killing all the Southern
white men and giving their lands and property to the slaves, so that we may have a piebald republic, with negro members of Congress, and, by and by, a negro President
want to be in the Cabinet
to annihilate the slaveholders.
wants to lead our armies — to annihilate the nation.
But how do these ambitious fanatics propose to accomplish their desires?
They have tried to manipulate President Lincoln
; but Pope
spoiled that game by putting the capital in such danger that the President
was forced to kick the radicals aside and rush to the conservative McClellan
Now they try secret conspiracies and open threats.
They boldly denounce the President
as an imbecile, and call upon him to resign or change his Cabinet, under penalty of a revolution.
They designed to prepare for this revolution, through our Jacobin War Committee, behaving Fremont
authorized to raise a corps of fifty thousand men; but Secretary Stanton
saw through this device, and refused to arm men against himself and the government.
Foiled in this shrewd trick, they have consulted with the New England
Governors and planned out a second edition of the Hartford Convention.--Since Governor Morgan
will not join in their plot, they design to supersede him by making Fremont
the next Republican nominee for Governor
of this State.
This will secure to them as they imagine, the whole military power of the great State of New York
, and then they can proceed to action.
and the Governors
of the New England
States, led by the Valliant Governor Andrew
, of Massachusetts
, will refuse any further aid to the General Government
unless the radical policy is adopted and the radical leaders appointed in Cabinet offices and chief commands in the army, just as the Hartford Convention refused all aid to Madison
's Administration unless it changed its policy and its members.
This New England
devil lacks invention, and repeats himself.
Fine plans and fine plotters.
These revolutionary dreamers forget that the bayonets of McClellan
's army can defend the President
from Southern as well as Southern traitors.
They forget that Fremont
will have to be elected Governor by the votes of the people, and that the people of New York would heartily defeat the hero of fat contracts in Missouri
, the pathfinder who lost his way in the Western Virginia
mountains, the soldier who resigned his command, in the face of the enemy, because he could not be chief.
Their plots lack men to execute them, and secrecy to make them dangerous.
The first edition of the Hartford Convention was a sad failure.
This second edition will result as disgracefully to all concerned.