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In Kentucky, "fire-eater" William Lowndes Yancey stumps for Breckinridge

William Lowndes Yancey, circa 1860, detail
10/23/1860
William L. Yancey, the Alabama "fire-eater" spoke to a crowd of several thousand during the afternoon in Louisville, Kentucky.  He urged the state to vote for Breckinridge as the only chance to stave off an all-out attack upon the institution of slavery.  Slavery would not go away, he argued, especially since the four million slaves in the South were worth 2.8 billion dollars. (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Hon. William L. Yancey in Louisville, Ky," New York Times, October 27, 1860, p. 1. 

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