The New York leaders.
makes a well-directed shot at the prominent leaders among the sympathizers with Vallandigham
That paper says: ‘"None of the recognized leaders of the Democracy took an active part in these proceedings.
They all had their convenient excuses for keeping in the back-ground.
They lacked the moral courage to face the music.
They put forward the lesser lights and the more reckless orators of the party."’ This is very true.
The leaders did remain on the shady side of the tree.--However, some of them wrote letters; but they took care to couple with their reprobation of the proceedings in the Vallandigham case allusions to their zeal against the Southern
They had an eye to the noose and kept a hand raised to avoid it. They do not mean to go far enough to get that about their necks if they can help it. If Lincoln
is firm, we shall see what stuff they are made of.