“The Rascality Confessed,” Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, October 18, 1858, p. 2: 1.
Chicago Press and Tribune
The Rascality Confessed
Don Sailer, Dickinson College
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The Rascality Confessed.
The Chicago Times confesses that the report of LINCOLN’S Quincy speech, in the PRESS AND TRIBUNE of Friday morning, was correct. Let any of our readers who have curiosity to know how impudently the Times mangled the same speech, sit down with a friend and compare the half hour’s reply to Mr. Douglas, as it appeared in our columns, with the same reply as emasculated in the Times. The comparison will be instructive, not only as to that particular speech, but all others that have preceded it. The Times’ confession of its rascality at this late day, may be taken as proof of all that we have heretofore alleged. But Douglas, not the Times, is responsible for the manglings and gabblings which his, not the Times’, paid reporter, has been instructed to make.