New York Times, “Making Too Much Haste,” May 21, 1859

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    “Making Too Much Haste,” New York Times, May 21, 1859, p. 4: 4.
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    Don Sailer, Dickinson College
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    MAKING TOO MUCH HASTE. – We find a significant indication of the approach of a Presidential contest in the Washington States. That vigorous partisan sheet – which is as zealous as a partisan without a party can be – proclaims that Governor SEWARD has gone to Europe to enlist the Exeter Hall philanthropists in a crusade against the Union and the Constitution. Such blatant rigmarole as this is usually repressed until the very eve of a political struggle, when men’s judgments are so blinded by passion as to render safe any conceivable amount of presumption on their credulity. The States is either forcing the season – like the misguided individual who wears white linen pantaloons in May – or else it is laboring under a morbid anxiety test it should not be last at the fray, or first at the expected feast. It is still a year and a half to the political harvest, and there will be plenty of time between now and then for the flying of these little canards: the States seems in needless haste.

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