New York Herald, “A Foreigner View of Black Republicanism,” May 1, 1859

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    “A Foreigner View of Black Republicanism,” New York Herald, May 1, 1859, p. 4: 5.
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    A FOREIGNER VIEW OF BLACK REPUBLICANISM. – We publish, in our columns to-day, a communication giving a curious view of the policy and aims of the black republican party, and of its results to the country if carried out. It is instructive to contemplate the effect which our local politics have on the minds of enlightened foreigners who visit our country and study its institutions and their working. Every one has sympathized with the wish of Burns: –

    O, wad some power the giftie gle’ us
    To see oursels as ithers see us.”

    And this is precisely what the communication referred to does. Our foreign traveller [traveler] finds the black republicans as being identical in their principles with the communists and socialists of France; and, indeed, he is not wrong. The followers of Seward’s “bloody and brutal” manifesto at Rochester may as well hoist the red flag and don the bloody cap at once.

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