Memphis (TN) Appeal, “Look After Them,” July 3, 1859

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    “Look After Them,” Memphis (TN) Appeal, July 3, 1859, p. 2: 1.
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    Memphis Daily Appeal
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    Look After Them
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    Don Sailer, Dickinson College
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    The following text is presented here in complete form, as it originally appeared in print. Spelling and typographical errors have been preserved as in the original.


    There is a squad of politicians in the South who advocate the re-opening of the African slave trade, a Congressional slave code for the territories, and who coarsely villify and denounce Senator DOUGLAS as a scoundrel and a traitor all in the same breath. Such politicians are dangerous, not only to the harmony, integrity and success of the Democratic party, but to the integrity of the Constitution and perpetuity of the Union. Were we a disunionist per se, and desired to bring about a dissolution, we should take precisely the positions enumerated above, and with a certainty that if they could be carried out the result would be accomplished.

    Mr. DOUGLAS is not, and never can be, a friend of this branch of southern politicians, but, on the contrary, is a stumbling-block in their way. Hence the coarse epithets and slanders so lavishly heaped upon him by them. Again we say, let them be looked after.

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