New York Herald, “The Black Republicans and Mr. Douglas,” February 22, 1859

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    “The Black Republicans and Mr. Douglas,” New York Herald, February 22, 1859, p. 4.
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    Don Sailer, Dickinson College
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    THE BLACK REPUBLICANS AND MR. DOUGLAS. – The organs of the black republican school are sorely distressed at what they call the grave mistakes of Mr. Douglas in supporting, at this session, the leading measures of Mr. Buchanan’s foreign policy. This should be regarded as the highest praise by Mr. Douglas. He is unquestionably playing the winning game. While his anti-Lecompton associates, Wise, Walker, Stanton and Forney, are still floundering in the mire, or are completely submerged, Mr. Douglas has thus come boldly forward in the right way to claim and to secure his old position among the leaders of the true democracy.

    It has been insinuated, through some of the opposition organs, that the late war power message of Mr. Buchanan was a device invented by some of the Presidential rivals of Mr. Slidell to head off that gentleman and his thirty million Cuba bill. But this is all bosh. The Cuba bill and the message on Central American affairs represented nothing more nor less than so many of the views of the President’s annual message; and Mr. Douglas, in supporting these measures as they come up, takes the right road to restore himself and the broken ranks of the democracy. Let him thus stand fast, and he will soon be as good as new.

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