"The Black Republican Nominees," Fayetteville (NC) Observer, May 21, 1860, p. 3: 1.
Fayetteville Semi Weekly Observer
The Black Republican Nominees
Don Sailer, Dickinson College
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THE BLACK REPUBLICAN NOMINEES. – It will be seen that Seward is again laid on the shelf, and in all probability for life. An equally ultra abolitionist is put up for President. He is the same man who had the contest with Douglas in Illinois last year, Douglas beating him, and thereby securing a re-election to the Senate.
Hamlin, an old Democrat, is an ordinary man, adding no considerable strength to the ticket. Lincoln was a Whig. His patriotism may be measured by the fact, that during the past winter his Black Republican friends in New York invited him to make them a party speech; he did so, and sent in a bill for two hundred dollars! The party paid it, but with signs of intense disgust.
Our impressions are that the nominees are weak, and that Bell and Everett may beat them.
The Convention by vote struck out of its resolutions the word “National,” where the party was called “the National Republican party.” This is honest at least. But it is sad thus to see a purely sectional party, not even pretending to Nationality, endeavoring to get possession of the government.