"A Great Error," Charleston (SC) Courier, May 22, 1860, p. 2: 2.
Savannah (GA) Republican
A Great Error
Don Sailer, Dickinson College
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A Great Error. - The Savannah Republican says:
“Our special dispatch announces the nomination of Levi Lincoln, of Illinois, to lead the future crusades of Northern fanaticism against the domestic institutions of the South.”
A great error of memory or haste has been committed, for the Republican cannot be ignorant of “ABE LINCOLN,” the great apostle of rail splitting, who has been selected to split the Union. “ABE” is the man, not LEVI.
No one desires to be gazetted or immortalized in a wrong name, as has been done with one of the South Carolina Delegates remaining in the Charleston Convention, who has been consigned to immortality by a cotemporary as SAMUEL BOOZER, although the name his godfathers gave was LEMUEL.