New York Herald, “Won't Submit to Lincoln,” October 8, 1860

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    “Won't Submit to Lincoln,” New York Herald, October 8, 1860, p. 4: 3-4.
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    Atlanta (GA) Southern Confederacy
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    Don Sailer, Dickinson College
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    WON'T SUBMIT TO LINCOLN. – The Atlanta (Ga.) Southern Confederacy says: -

    The South will never permit Abraham Lincoln to be President of the United States. This is the determination of all parties at the South! And let the consequences be what they may – whether the Potomac be crimsoned in human gore, and Pennsylvania avenue is paved ten fathoms in depth with mangled bodies, or whether the last vestige of liberty is swept from the face of the American continent – the South, the loyal South, the constitutional South, will never submit to such humiliation and degradation as the inauguration of Abraham Lincoln.

    This fellow is scared before he is hurt. Lincoln is not yet elected; and if he should be elected, these very fire-eaters of the Georgia school, who are always blowing and threatening, and never doing anything but mischief to their own friends, will be responsible for the result. Had they stood their ground, instead of running away from the Charleston convention, there would have been no occasion for any alarm concerning Lincoln’s election. Being assured, however, from the late Southern elections, that the Southern people will take care of their pro-slavery disunionists in November, the conservative people of the North have only to look after our no-slavery disunionists, and all will be well.

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