Atchison (KS) Freedom's Champion, “Kansas and Cuba,” June 2, 1860

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    “Kansas and Cuba,” Atchison (KS) Freedom's Champion, June 2, 1860, p. 2: 5.
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    Atchison Freedom’s Champion
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    Don Sailer, Dickinson College
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    Kansas and Cuba.

    While almost every Democrat in the Senate and House of Representatives, and every pro-slavery Democrat in the country as opposed to the admission of Kansas into the Union, the same men are as earnestly in favor of stealing Cuba and admitting her into the Union as a sovereign State. Yet this territory is one of our own, peopled by enterprising, energetic, loyal citizens of all the States, who love and reverence our land and institutions and would defend them against any attacks, while on the other hand Cuba is a territory of the Spanish Government, peopled by slaves, [illegible] negroes, and a sprinkling of vindictive, revengeful Spaniards not one of whom has any attachment to [our?] institutions or country. The difference between the two countries, and the reason why the Democracy oppose the admission of Kansas and favor that of Cuba, is because the former will add to the number of Free States, while the latter will increase the territory and power of Slavery in the Confederacy.

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