NO LAW BUT “BAYONETS” FOR THE SOUTH.
From Gov. Denniston [Dennison], Republican Governor Elect, Ohio.
“If I am elected Governor of Ohio – and I expect to be – I will not let any fugitive be returned to Kentucky, or any other slave State, and if I cannot prevent it in any other way, as commander-in-chief of the military of the State, I will employ the bayonet – so help me God” !
NO GOVERNMENT CAN LIVE WITH SLAVERY IN IT.
From Abraham Lincoln, of Illinois, late Republican candidate for U. S. Senator.
“I believe this Government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free.”
GIVE US DISUNION!
From the late Horace Mann, Republican Orator and Representative in Congress.
“I have only to add, under a full sense of my responsibility to my country and my God, I deliberately say, better disunion, better a civil or servile war, better anything that God in His Providence shall send, than an extension of the bonds of slavery.”
FUGITIVE SLAVES NOT TO BE RETURNED.
From Josiah Quincy, Republican, of Boston.
“The obligations incumbent on the free States to deliver up fugitive slaves is that burden, and it must be obliterated from the constitution at every hazard.”
From Gen. Webb, of the N.Y. Courier and Enquirer.
“If we [meaning the Republicans] fail there [at the ballot-box], what then? We will drive it [slavery] back, sword in hand; and, so help me God, believing that to be right, I am with them.”
“On the action of this [Republican] convention depends the fate of the country; if the Republicans fail at the ballot-box, we will be forced to drive back the slaveocracy with fire and sword.”